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Addicted to You (Addicted #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

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Addicted to You (Addicted Series)
Synopsis:

She’s addicted to sex. He’s addicted to booze…the only way out is rock bottom.
No one would suspect shy Lily Calloway’s biggest secret. While everyone is dancing at college bars, Lily stays in the bathroom. To get laid. Her compulsion leads her to one-night stands, steamy hookups and events she shamefully regrets. The only person who knows her secret happens to have one of his own.
Loren Hale’s best friend is his bottle of bourbon. Lily comes at a close second. For three years, they’ve pretended to be in a real relationship, hiding their addictions from their families. They’ve mastered the art of concealing flasks and random guys that filter in and out of their apartment.
But as they sink beneath the weight of their addictions, they cling harder to their destructive relationship and wonder if a life together, for real, is better than a lie. Strangers and family begin to infiltrate their guarded lives, and with new challenges, they realize they ma…

Forever Us (Someday #3) by Melanie Shawn

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Forever Us (The Someday Series Book 3)
Synopsis:

They say nothing is worth having if you don’t have the courage to fight for it… 
After years of living in darkness and despair, Jace Butler found true love with his brown-eyed beauty Cat Nichols in Someday Girl. The former Marine made it clear to those who lived to make her feel insignificant that he would always be there to defend and protect her during their journey through One Day His. But when Cat’s mother Angelica James, the heartless, famous actress, exposes an impactful truth that changes everything, Jace will soon realize that someone else will need his love and protection… 
Will this new discovery, meant to breakup Cat and Jace, end their love or actually bring them closer together? Find out in the conclusion of this incredible love story….Forever Us. 

This is book 3 in the Someday Series.
Review:
Forever Us is the third and final book in the Someday series. You should have already read the first two books, Someday Girl and One Day Hi

One Day His (Someday #2) by Melanie Shawn

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One Day His (The Someday Series Book 2)
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After finding each other and falling in love in Someday Girl, Cat and Jace’s incredible love story continues in One Day His. 
When the beautiful and sheltered Cat Nichols left her life in Malibu for a fresh start at college, she had no idea she would meet and fall in love with sexy former Marine Jace Butler. After confronting his difficult past together, the loving couple had hoped that the worst was behind them. But when a family emergency calls Cat back home, they will both soon realize that their newfound love is once again going to be put to the test. 
This time, Cat will come to face to face with the one person who, instead of loving her unconditionally, lives to darken her world, just to make their own shine brighter. Will Cat and Jace have the strength and courage to face their deepest, darkest fears when they are challenged in ways neither of them could have imagined? Or will outside forces tear them apart once and for all? 
You can…

Someday Girl (Someday #1) by Melanie Shawn

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Someday Girl (The Someday Series Book 1)

Synopsis:

Someday…
For Cat Nichols, someday was finally here. Going away to college meant a fresh and new start for the girl who lived locked away in a prison of insecurities. She was ready to experience new things and meet new people. But she wasn’t ready for him…
Jace Butler had experienced things that no person should have to. Trying to come to terms with his past and live in the present was a constant struggle for the man whose demons lie dormant beneath the skin of his rippling body and sexy smile. But when she walked into his life, the chance for a better life came with her…
After finding each other, Cat and Jace also find that both past and present issues are trying to ruin their chance for a better future. Issues that will have to be dealt with for once and for all…together or apart.
Review:
Someday Girl started off and I was a little confused as to why Cat was like she was. The first few pages I just thought I don't know if this will be t…

When To Let Go by J.M. Sevilla

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When To Let Go
Synopsis:

Three stories. One book. Six lives intertwined. 

This is a story that starts at childhood and ends with adulthood. It's about the first time your lips meet and the last time they part. It's the free falling of love and the pain of crashing. It's broken promises and stolen kisses. It's reaching for the sky and letting dreams slip away. It's the past controlling the present and the present defining the future. It's learning when to stay and when to go. It's the story of the Baxter Triplets and the ones they fell in love with.
Review:

When To Let Go is the story of the Baxter triplets and the people they fall in love with. The Baxter triplets you will know from the end of the Marked series if you have read that (the Marked series is their parents story). Man did this book do a number on me. I was already in a sad reminiscing mood because of the day it was (the anniversary of a loved ones death) and for some reason I thought this would be a …

Cover Reveal: All for You by Laura Florand

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If you follow me you know how much I love love love Laura Florand. She is one of my favorite authors. I cannot get enough of her works. That is why I am so excited for her new series! And the best part? The first book is about Célie, chef chocolatier for Dom from The Chocolate Touch! That means I might get a glimpse of Dom in this book! I will get to know some more amazing people, plus I might get to see a tiny bit of those I already love. Win win win for me. I really cannot wait to read this book as I am sure it is just as amazing as all of her other books. Coming May 5!! I am so excited! Now without further ado the cover


PARIS HEARTS: A new series from Laura Florand 
Three young women trying to make their way in the most romantic city on Earth must learn how to open their hearts to love.
Synopsis:
Some crushes aren’t meant to be
When her older brother’s best friend left to join the Foreign Legion, eighteen-year-old Célie moved on to make a life for herself as a Paris chocolatier. Now, f…

Her Sudden Groom (Groom #1) by Rose Gordon

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Her Sudden Groom (Groom Series Book 1)
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The overly scientific, always respectable, and socially awkward Alexander Banks has just been informed his name resides on a betrothal agreement right above the name of the worst chit in all of England. With a loophole that allows him to marry another without consequence before the thirtieth anniversary of his birth, he has only four weeks to find another woman and make her his wife. Being the logical scientist he is, Alex decides to take his friend's advice and treat his quest for a bride just like a science experiment...

Caroline Sinclair is still trying to scrape her jaw off the floor after hearing her cousin, Lady Olivia's, latest announcement when the object of their conversation, Alex Banks, Olivia's intended, arrives for what Caroline assumes is a bout of drawing room chitchat with his betrothed. But when an experiment is mentioned, Caroline, who cannot resist a science experiment any more than she can deny her lungs air…

Unraveled (Turner #3) by Courtney Milan

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Unraveled (A Turner Series Book 3)

Synopsis:

Smite Turner is renowned for his single-minded devotion to his duty as a magistrate. But behind his relentless focus lies not only a determination to do what is right, but the haunting secrets of his past—secrets that he is determined to hide, even if it means keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Until the day an irresistible woman shows up as a witness in his courtroom…
Miranda Darling isn’t in trouble…yet. But she’s close enough that when Turner threatens her with imprisonment if she puts one foot wrong, she knows she should run in the other direction. And yet no matter how forbidding the man seems on the outside, she can’t bring herself to leave. Instead, when he tries to push her away, she pushes right back—straight through his famous self-control, and into the heart of the passion that he has long hidden away…
Review:
I really enjoyed Unraveled. Really I have loved all of the Turner brothers books, but the first and last, Unveiled and th…

ARC Elements of Chemistry: Heat by Penny Reid

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Coming April 30 Pre-order now on Amazon or add to your to-read list on Goodreads
Synopsis:

Elements of Chemistry: HEAT is the second part in a three part series; it is 60k words; and it ends with a cliffhanger.
Review:

Wow alright. So if you saw my review last week of Attraction you know I didn't enjoy the first part of this story as much as I had hoped. It was good, but not amazing for me. But Heat? Well Heat is the amazingness that I had wanted right from the start. I loved this section so much more and when I got to the end there was definitely a NO!! I need to know what happens!! moment. So yeah, I enjoyed this part a lot. It helped me understand Kaitlyn and why she is the way she is and such which I needed. I needed to see why she was so rigid and afraid of like everything. I needed to know her better. I finally had the oh, okay, this is why she is doing x, y and z. Now it all makes sense and is not as annoying as before. Really I think if I went back and re-read the first par…

Stoner by John Williams

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Stoner
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William Stoner is born at the end of the nineteenth century into a dirt-poor Missouri farming family. Sent to the state university to study agronomy, he instead falls in love with English literature and embraces a scholar’s life, so different from the hardscrabble existence he has known. 
And yet as the years pass, Stoner encounters a succession of disappointments: marriage into a “proper” family estranges him from his parents; his career is stymied; his wife and daughter turn coldly away from him; a transforming experience of new love ends under threat of scandal. Driven ever deeper within himself, Stoner rediscovers the stoic silence of his forebears and confronts an essential solitude.
John Williams's luminous and deeply moving novel is a work of quiet perfection. William Stoner emerges from it not only as an archetypal American, but as an unlikely existential hero, standing, like a figure in a painting by Edward Hopper, in stark relief against an unforgiving world…

Night Fury: Second Act by Belle Aurora

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Night Fury: Second Act
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My name is Catarina.  Or, that’s who I was christened to be, anyways.  I live in a convent. I am a nun in training. A postulant.  I am eighteen years old. 
I am a predator.  No one is safe from me. 
I am protected.  No one can get to me. 
By day one way, by night another. They call on me. 
My name is Catarina.  Codename: Night Fury. 
No one is safe from me. 

I will come for you.
Review:
I remember reading Night Fury: First Act and finding it interesting, but I recently realized I had forgotten to read Night Fury:Second Act. The first book ends with Catarina finding something of Marco's that changes everything! That is where this part picks up and well...I couldn't get into the story. Everything just happened so fast and it just didn't work for me.

Right at the beginning you find out Marco's secret that Catarina found. He is then quickly out of the picture and it was just like oh well. Then Catarina moves on to new guy! Yey! It just didn't work. Es…

Unclaimed (Turner #2) by Courtney Milan

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Unclaimed (A Turner Series Book 2)
Synopsis:

Her only hope for survival...

Handsome, wealthy and respected, Sir Mark Turner is the most sought-after bachelor in all of London and he's known far and wide for his irreproachable character. But behind his virtuous reputation lies a passionate nature he keeps carefully in check...until he meets the beautiful Jessica Farleigh, the woman he's waited for all his life.

Is to ruin the man she loves...

But Jessica is a courtesan, not the genteel lady Sir Mark believes. Desperate to be free of a life she despises, she seizes her chance when Mark's enemies make her an offer she can't refuse--seduce Mark and tarnish his good name, and a princely sum will be hers. Yet as she comes to know the man she's sworn to destroy, Jessica will be forced to choose between the future she needs and the love she knows is impossible.
Review:
Unclaimed was another great read from Courtney Milan. While I didn't enjoy it as much as Unveiled, it was st…

Blog Tour: Only for Her (Only #2) by Cristin Harber - Review & Giveaway

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Available now on Amazon * Amazon.de * Barnes & Noble * Goodreads
Synopsis:

The second installment in the Only series. Must read book one first!!

First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he’ll make it right with his girl.

All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it’s all blank.

Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life’s been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong.

It’s him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can’t figure out if I’ve been destroyed or set free. The him that… is… dead.

He’s back with one objective–Emma Kin…

Keep You From Harm by Debra Doxer

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Keep You from Harm (Remedy Book 1)
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Secrets… 
They weigh you down. I’ve kept a secret all my life. It’s my mother’s secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that only we possess. She’s gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn’t enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she’d kept. She never told me I have an older brother. And now he’s here, eager to be my guardian.
There is no one else. So I move across the country to live with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end. That’s why I’m determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to seem aloof while I’m quietly breaking apart. 
Then I meet Lucas…
His magnetism is hard to resist, and most girls at school aren’t resisting. I don’t fall so easily though, especially not for guys who use…

Release Day: Only for Her (Only #2) by Cristin Harber

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Available now on Amazon * Amazon.de * Barnes & Noble * Goodreads
Synopsis:

The second installment in the Only series. Must read book one first!!

First loves never die but Grayson Ford comes close. Bleeding out in a war zone, he barters with God. Bring him back alive, and he’ll make it right with his girl.

All I want is Emma. I need her, and I fight for her memory. A story. A smile. Anything. But it’s all blank.

Emma is not his girl anymore. Time has skipped by and life’s been hard. She strips to pay the bills, waitresses to fill the hours between classes and her third job. All while working to be the best mama she can be to the little girl who will never know her daddy. Even though Grayson abandoned her, she mourned his death. Until he calls, and everything she knew was wrong.

It’s him. The him that ruined my life. That made my life. That confused my mind to the point that I can’t figure out if I’ve been destroyed or set free. The him that… is… dead.

He’s back with on…

Unveiled (Turner #1) by Courtney Milan

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Unveiled (A Turner Series Book 1)
Synopsis:

Ash Turner has waited a lifetime to seek revenge on the man who ruined his family - and now the time for justice has arrived. At Parford Manor, he intends to take his place as the rightful heir to the dukedom and settle an old score with the current duke once and for all. But instead he finds himself drawn to a tempting beauty who has the power to undo all his dreams of vengeance….

Lady Margaret knows she should despise the man who's stolen her fortune and her father's legacy - the man she's been ordered to spy on in the guise of a nurse. Yet the more she learns about the new duke, the less she can resist his smoldering appeal. Soon Margaret and Ash find themselves torn between old loyalties - and the tantalizing promise of passion….
Review:

Unveiled oh how I did loved you. This is such a great read, but much different from the other books I have read from this author. The other books were fun and funny, just left me smiling so big wh…

ARC Elements of Chemistry: Attraction by Penny Reid

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Coming April 9 Pre-order now on Amazon
Add to your to-read list on Goodreads
Synopsis:

Elements of Chemistry, part 1

One week.
Private beach.
Invisible girl.
Jerk-faced bully.
What’s the worst that could happen?
Kaitlyn Parker has no problem being the invisible girl, which is why she finds herself hiding in various cabinets and closets all over her college campus. Despite her best efforts, she can’t escape the notice of Martin Sandeke—bad boy, jerkface bully, and the universe’s hottest, wealthiest, and most unobtainable bachelor—who also happens to be Kaitlyn’s chemistry lab partner.
Kaitlyn might be the only girl who isn’t interested in exploiting his stunning rower’s build, chiseled features, and family's billionaire fortune. Kaitlyn wants Martin for his brain, specifically to tabulate findings of trace elements in surface water.
When Kaitlyn saves Martin from a nefarious plot, Martin uses the opportunity to push Kaitlyn out of her comfort zone: spring break, one week, house parties, bat…

Step-Lover by Bella Jewel

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Step-Lover: A Stepbrother Romance
Synopsis:

You’ll only ever have one forbidden love. 
Care to know why?
Because when you find it, forbidden love that is, you’ll forget everything else. You’ll forget your first kiss. You’ll forget the first boy who made you smile. You’ll forget all the bad, and remember all the good. You’ll forget that it’s wrong. You’ll forget that it hurts. You’ll forget everything that came before him. 
Forbidden love, it has a way of changing you. The secrets. The lies. The guilt. You want something so much you no longer care about the world around you. The passion takes away the pain. I’ve felt it. I’ve lived it. I didn’t need it, but it chose me. 
I met him before I knew. I loved him before I knew. 
I didn’t know that he was my stepbrother. I knew I had stepbrothers, but I didn’t know he was one of them. Now I know, I have to walk away. My mom, she deserves this happiness so much more than I do. If she ever knew…it would destroy her. 
You have to understand why.
I saw my…