ARC Review: Merry Inkmas – Talia Hibbert



Title: Merry Inkmas
Author: Talia Hibbert
Genre:  Romance, Humor
Release Date: December 1th 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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“There’s a beast inside of me. I keep it caged. You drive it wild.”
Cash Evans has come a long way since his troubled childhood, but all the wealth he’s earned as a tattoo artist can’t fix the hole in his heart. He knows that the sweet barista who haunts his dreams is off-limits… But life doesn’t always go to plan.
”There isn’t a man on earth who could ruin me.”
Bailey Cooper is determined to learn from her mother’s mistakes. She’s seen how cruel love can be, and she’s not about to sacrifice her self-respect for a relationship. But when a bad boy with a heart of gold comes to her rescue, she finds herself wondering if this beast might just be her Prince Charming.
Will these two lost souls find a happy ending under the tree this Christmas?
Or is their love doomed to wither with the mistletoe?
Merry Inkmas is a steamy Christmas romance starring a brooding, bad boy hero and a Black, BBW heroine. Be warned: this love is hot enough to melt any winter frost!



This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review


I’m new to this author! I’m glad I got offered the chance to read this ARC. The story is fresh and enjoyable, with strong characters.

Bailey and Cash have an amazing chemistry and strong love. They both had issues while growing up. When Bailey choses to stand up for a person and ends up getting fired for that, Cash steps in offering her a job which she didn’t refuse. Working together in the same work place offers them the chance to grow close, seeing a new side of each other they didn’t know about.

It’s a fun story about overcoming fear and stepping out of your comfort zone. It also include just the right amount of steamy scenes.

If you’re looking for a touching story with a happily ever after, I recommend you this!!



ARC Review: Libra Rising – Stacy Wray



Title: Libra Rising
Author: Stacy Wary
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA
Release Date: December 7th 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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A bad boy seeking hope.
A good girl searching for love.
We all need second chances.
Reed Faulkner knows trouble. Caught up in living a life on the wrong side of the tracks, Reed gets sent to Nowhere, Indiana to serve out his sentence after a robbery gone bad. Little does he know his world’s about to change forever.
Harper James is a horoscope-obsessed girl with dreams of becoming a lawyer— and Reed’s attraction to her is undeniable. Despite their differences, the connection they have together as fire and air cannot be extinguished. Reed only wants one thing.
A life with Harper.
Then, tragedy strikes. One night together— and a reminder of the unfulfilled promises Reed struggles to keep. Reed realizes redemption can only be found in one place…
His home is with her.
An angsty contemporary romance novel with heart, Libra Rising is a breathtaking love story for mature young adult and new adult audiences. Readers will love this heartfelt coming-of-age tale of rebirth with a message that it only takes one person to incite a lifetime of change.



This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review


Libra Rising is a new read from a total new author I just got to discover.
The blurb is interesting enough, my interest is piqued. This is a standalone story told in dual POV.

While reading, I devided this story into two parts; First part includes the teenage years of Reed and Harper and their first meeting.
Harper has big dreams of going to law scool, she’s a good girls and a hard worker. Meanwhile, Reed is sent to rural indian after landing in juvie.
They meet and the two start developing feelings falling for each other until, sadly, tragedy and circumstances break them apart.
Second part happens years later when Reed is back WITH a secret. Care to know more about the story? Give it a read

It’s a fun read with a great stoyline, heartbroking yet hearty at the same time. It has a  nice flow and it’s relatable as well.

I would totally recommend it!!



ARC Review: Empty Before You – Claire Scott



Title: Empty Before You (Before You #3)
Author: Claire Scott
Genre: Erotica, YA, Adult Romance, suspense
Release Date: December 1st 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★





Betrayed by one of her own, Gwen Taylor has no choice but to go into hiding. Or, at the very least, to make it seem like she is.
Cutting off all ties to the people she has come to depend on, Gwen isolates herself in an effort to protect them. But, what happens when they start believing that this is for real? When even Colt, the man who she was falling for, thinks the worst of her?
Desperate to shield everyone from her past, Gwen prepares for the final battle, the one that she’s been running away from all her life. For the ultimate confrontation with Robert.
But, even as she sets her mind on facing him, can she salvage the damage she’s done to her new family? To Colt? Or will she sink into the void, becoming empty and hollow, turning into what she fears the most: her father.



This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review


This is the thirst book in the Before You trilogy and it is told from a single point of view (that of Gwen‘s)
The last book ended with a cliffhanger and this one conclute Gwen and Colt‘s story.

It good to see Gwen‘s walls finally being shattered down slowly when she’s around Colt and Heather. She’s slowly letting them in and accepting their help and emotions.
I love how heroic and strong Gwen is. Totally owned up to her fears and demons and decided to fight them rather than running away.

The ending is told from Colt‘s POV and it was the sweetest, I’m telling y’all.
This story has got some Lol-worthy moments along with just the right amount of erotic scenes.

I’m glad I got offered the chance to read this fun great trilogy and review it. Looking forward to reading more of this new author’s work.


ARC Review: First Crush, Last Love – Elizabeth McKenna



Title: First Crush, last Love
Author: Elizabeth McKeena
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Second Chance
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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Remember your first crush? How your heart raced and your cheeks flushed whenever you saw him? Jessie Baxter does, and it’s happening again. Ten years ago, despite her best efforts, Lee Archer wanted to be just friends. Now, he wants more, but Jessie’s still recovering from a psycho ex-husband. Can she learn to trust again and make her first crush into her last love?
Elizabeth McKenna’s latest novel will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the happiness of true love.



This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

This is the first book I have read of Elizabeth‘s and i’m glad i did.
There are some serious subjects covered in this book including drinking, homosexuality, AIDS and abuse.

The book is devided into three parts:

  • Jessie’s senior year of high school
  • Jessie’s engagement and marriage after college
  • Jessie’s 10-year high school reunion


The first part shows Jessi and Lee as friends in high school. Although Jess is pinning for something more than just friendship, sadly her feelings arent returned.

The second  part of the story, got me mad at Jessie as Billy was taking advantage, disrespecting and belittling her while all she thought is “she can make her marriage work”, not to forget he’s a cheater.
Are you serious, woman? really? Clear signs on abuse were shoved right into her face and despite her friends and family warning her about it she still went on with it.

The final part was short yet cute and sweet. So glad Lee and Jessi finally made it together and found their long lost happiness.

The characters were charismatic and explained in great details. This a beautiful story of second chance at love.




Review: Dirty Promises (Dirty Angels #3) – Karina Halle



Title: Dirty Promises
Author: Karina Halle
Genre: NA, Contemporary, Dark
Release Date: September 15th 2015
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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18+ due to explicit sexual content and language. This book deals with drug cartels and as such it contains a lot of sex, rape and violence. It is not intended for young readers. If you are sensitive to graphic violence or sexual encounters read with caution.



Blood. Sex. Revenge.
It ain’t easy being king.
Drug lord Javier Bernal has sliced and diced his way to the top of the Mexican drug trade, presiding over the country’s largest cartel. But his rise to power comes at a brutal price: the death of his sister, Alana. Devastated and wracked with guilt, he turns away from his new wife, Luisa, forcing their marriage into a steady decline. But it isn’t until she’s pushed into the waiting arms of Esteban Mendoza, his right-hand man, that Javier realizes everything he’s lost.
And it isn’t until he learns the truth about Alana, that he realizes everything there is to gain.
Blood will spill.
Cities will burn.
Heads will roll.
Because Javier will stop at nothing until he gets what he wants.
And what he wants is raw, ruthless revenge.
The most dangerous man is the one with nothing left to lose.



Hello everyone,

Back to y’all with the 3rd book in the Dirty Angels series. This book is told from dual POV + some from Esteban’s.

Unlike in the first book, where I actually ended up liking and enjoying Javier’s actions and story in general, in this one he is a broken man.
After his sister’s death, he has completely pulled away and neglected his wife Luisa whom she has tried her best to be patient and to overlook Javier’s infidelity. Some (if not most) of his actions in this book drove me mad.
How hypocritical it was of him to cheat on his wife yet get utterly mad when she does the same back to him.

Louisa‘s actions were understandable (not agreeable on my side though) when confronted with what Javier had put her through. She has been by his side as a friend, lover and advisor only to get pushed aside feeling undesired and unwanted.

Esteban, an absolute soulless monster who manipulated Louisa‘s vulnerable feelings given the circumstances she was in. He wants to be Javier so bad, he wouldn’t stop at any cost. The fella’s got an unhealthy obsession, the torture he infected upon Louisa was gore.



“And that’s how everything was going to end. In a big fucking mess. Because we were terrible people who did terrible things to each other. We were slaves to hate because hate was strong, and we sacrificed love to fuel it.”



I enjoyed this read!! Karina is a talented author who’s magical writing took me on an absolute joyful journey.

Read to find out of Javier’s sister Alana really dead as everyone thought and how would the couple get through what happened and ruined what they once had. Definitely worth a read to figure everything out!