Monthly Archives: October 2018

I Can Be A Better You by Tarryn Fisher (cover renew)

New name, same Fig…

I Can Be A Better You by Tarryn Fisher


Synopsis for I Can Be A Better You:
Almost every day is a very bad day when you’re thirty, your tits are starting to sag, there are lines creeping in around your eyes, and you realize that no one would like you if they actually knew who you really were. Fig Coxbury is fed up with her life; her cheating ex-husband, the excess fat around her waist, and most of all, her loneliness.
When Fig chances upon Jolene Avery, the embodiment of everything she’s ever wanted to be, Fig befriends her out of curiosity.
Fig soon begins to emulate all aspects of Jolene’s life, because when you find someone who knows exactly who they are, you can’t help but want to be just like them.
Or in Fig’s case…become them.
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Tarryn Fisher’s Bio
Tarryn Fisher is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of nine novels. Born a sun hater, she currently makes her home in Seattle, Washington with her children, husband, and psychotic husky. Tarryn writes about villains.

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www.tarrynfisher.com
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The Fear of Falling by Amanda Cowen (Review)

The Fear of Falling
Amanda Cowen
Publication date: October 8th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

When Ella Jones’ twenty-first birthday ends with a bang – literally – she never imagined it would be with her best friend since freshman year, Ryan Owen.

A year later, after their so called “mistake”, they’re still best friends and about to rock their Senior year at the University of San Francisco. But when Ryan returns from spending a summer in Australia and brings back a friend, Liam George, who takes an immediate liking to Ella, Ryan starts to question the Aussie’s intentions with his best friend. The trouble is, Ryan has a girlfriend of his own, and Ella and Ryan swore they would never cross that line again – until they do.

They try not to let their second slip up affect their friendship, but when Spring Break forces them to vacation under the same roof; and Ryan’s ex walks back into his life, Ella is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ella continues to see Liam, Ryan finds himself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship strained for the first time, Ella and Ryan face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t be just friends. Maybe they are falling faster than expected. And maybe, deep down, they want to.

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Review

4 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Romance, pure romance. Love is in the air, but you can’t see air you just can feel it.

Ella and Ryan are bff but one night changes all. They start to discover different feelings that goes farther ahead than a mere friendship. Both confront the situation differently, fighting romantic feelings. The development both characters make through the book is what attracted me in the book. I liked that you can see how both of them affront the same situations so differently, like jealousy. Side characters were good, adding different plot twists.

This is a great friends to lovers story, it’s well written and fast-paced. Highly recommend it for a relaxing weekend. There’s nothing more to add. Just go read it.

Author Bio:

Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.

Amanda would love to hear from her readers. Become a fan on Facebook, follow her on Instagram @authoramandacowen, or follow her on Goodreads.

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Palm South University (Review)

Drama. Lies. Sex. 

Welcome to Palm South University.

The weather isn’t the only thing heating up in South Florida. At a school where fraternities and sororities don’t exactly play by the rules, relationships are bound to be tested. Parties and sex are definitely key ingredients in the Palm South recipe, but what happens when family issues, secret lives, and unrequited love get tossed in the mix?

Follow Cassie, Bear, Jess, Skyler, Erin, Ashlei, and Adam as they tackle college at a small, private beach town university. Written in television drama form, each episode of this serial will pull you deeper and deeper into the world of PSU.

Where the sun is hot and the clothes are scarce, anything can happen.

Rush #1

4,25 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 💫

First book in these series. It presents you through different chapters all 7 main characters, yes 7, and with 7 POV. At first it was like ‘ok, how many people is in this story?’ but it’s pretty easy to follow all different perspectives. Each character has a different story and they interconnect so you get to know them from different perspectives. Even though it has so many POV it’s very well written and the plots go from romance, friendship, drugs, sex, abuse, racism, LGBT’s, etc.

In these first book you get to know them mostly, also it marks the beginning of big storylines.

Anchor #2

4,25 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 💫

Everything is not what it seems. People change, new alliances are made. These second book follows right where the first one ends. As a reader you get to see how the characters grow through experiences. Friendships are tested and sisterhood is put on a thin line. When you doubt your best friend, what’s there to do?

Pledge #3

4 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Everything’s right in love and war. Or that’s what they say. The third instalment is more focused in love relationships. Although there’s a story that I wasn’t happy it happened. I don’t think that character deserved all that. It was unnecessary and it excuses her actions later in the fourth book.

These three books are well written, easy to follow and it seem you’re reading a reality. Different plots and perspectives all interconnected. Although it loses a bit at the third one.

Review of the fourth one, Legacy, to come.

About the author

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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Secrets in our Scars

Secrets In Our Scars
Rebecca Trogner
Publication date: February 7th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

A sexy romance. A twisted mystery. One mistake can change everything.

On a sweltering summer day, Daisy Aldridge knocks on the wrong door. Yanked inside. Trapped and pressed against her only means of escape she spirals into a panic. Years ago she suffered an assault. Alone and afraid, she kept it hidden and dealt with the emotional aftermath in her own way.

But this time she’s not alone. She’s helped by a man who seems vaguely familiar. Roy Blackwood is massive, muscled, powerful, and controlled. She tells herself she wants nothing to do with him.

Roy sees through her resistance. He wants her. Needs her. He promises to find the identity of her birth parents and unveil the person who leaves her anonymous gifts. And most important of all, earn the love and trust of Daisy Aldridge..

A standalone, full-length romance.

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Review:

3,75 🌟 (almost four)

Secrets in our Scars is a good book, her author is more than good. I like her writing style, the way she describes feelings and stories. However the plot wasn’t one I usually read. I got over that phase a couple years ago and reading about it was like, damn it’s good but not what I expected.

Let me explain:

Daisy: Typical young girl, innocent, inexperienced, introvert. Trauma from past experiences (even her name designates delicacy). She’s not wrong, I’m a feminist and I accept every kind of woman and people, even though I prefer reading about a more determined woman that doesn’t need a man to become something or to grow up. I’m not trying to devaluaste men, they can help us grow but they can’t be the principal factor that has to be form our inside ( and that goes for everybody).

Roy: Rich man, bulky, dark past, powerful. (Nothing more to add). He was enjoyable, I liked him.

The story is well developed and well written but the characters weren’t too attractive for me, I’m tired of this stereotypes. In general is a good story. Both characters have chemistry and it gains momentum during the whole book. Also, there is not one midterm but two or three and that’s intriguing and makes you want to keep reading.

There’s drama and I love a good drama, my biggest problem was female character personality or way of acting and how she seem weaker than how she probably is.

Side characters are good. FC’s best friend adds the touch of humor needed. The aunts are so motherly, except for the fast trust in a stranger that’s showing a special interest in their nephew. You have MC’s people, especially Proctor, a surprising addition.

Ps.: Sorry for putting all my feminist thoughts in here, I’m no one to say how people has to be or act or whatever.

Overall, it’s a good book. I recommend it. From time to time we have to get out of our comfort zone.

Author Bio:

Rebecca Trogner started writing her first novel after watching True Blood. Of course it was about vampires and thus The Last Keepers Daughter was born. The next, The Last Guardian Rises, continued the series. Her latest book, Secrets In Our Scars, is a contemporary romance and a lot spicier. She’s working on her fourth book with the help of her rescued animal pets.

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Typical young girl, innocent, inexperienced, introvert. Trauma from past experiences.

Rich man, bulky, dark past, powerful.

The story is well developed and well written but the characters weren’t too attractive for me, I’m tired of this stereotypes. In general is a good story. Both characters have chemistry and it gains momentum during the whole book. Also, there is not one midterm but two or three and that’s intriguing and makes you want to keep reading.

Side characters are good. FC’s best friend adds the touch of humor needed. The aunts are so motherly, except for the fast trust in a stranger that’s showing a special interest in their nephew. You have MC’s people, especially Proctor, a surprising addition.