ARC Review: Alone Before You – Claire Scott

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Title: Alone Before You
Author: Claire Scott
Genre: Erotica, YA, Adult Romance, suspense
Release Date: June 1st 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
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Warning:

18+ due to explicit sexual content and language. This book is dark erotica and is not intended for young readers. If you are sensitive to graphic violence or sexual encounters read with caution.

 

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With her past haunting her, Gwen Taylor shut herself off from every relationship she ever had.
But her lonely existence comes to an end when she moves to Beauforde, a small mountain town in Colorado. And when she meets Colton Underwood, a businessman and amateur boxer.
Their attraction is consuming, and soon even Gwen can’t deny her growing feelings toward Colt or the fact that their affair is anything but casual. But, even as she comes alive for the first time in years, her past threatens to destroy everything.
Drowning with guilt over a something she cannot change, Gwen must face her fears before it all catches up to her.

 

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This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review, and guess what? I LIKED it!

Claire Scott‘s debut story (a trilogy in the making) is a very well written story about Gwen Taylor, a twenty-five years old Erotic illustrator.
Gwen has had a tough, tragic and abusive childhood, now that she’s on the run from her past, she suffers from excessive paranoia, panic attack and trust issues. Never staying in one place until meeting Heather and Cole. She then starts learning how to trust and open up slowly.
Heather is Gwen’s classmate, she has her own issues but she’s a sweet soul, through her Gwen is introduced to Cole.

Cole is a club owner and an amateur boxer. there’s an insta lust between the two (and LOTS of steamy scenes for sure 😉 )

The cliffhanger had me groaning almost pulling my hair out because I’m THAT impatient…No wonder I have a hard time reading unfinished books

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If you enjoy erotica with suspense thriller then you’ll love this one!!
I, personally, can’t wait to read the next book in the series.

 

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Forsaken Before You (the second book in the Before You trilogy) was released on the 1st of September 2017
Purchase Link to Forsaken Before You: Amazon
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Gwen Taylor moved to Beauforde, Colorado, to start anew and to forget her past. But what she didn’t count on was Colton Underwood, a businessman and amateur boxer.
The connection between them took her by surprise, as did the intensity of their affair. But, despite all Gwen’s efforts to keep their relationship casual, she finds herself growing attached to him.
Never one to trust easily, Gwen must question if all her new-found friendships are genuine, and if the past she’s running from can destroy everything she’s built.
Drowning with guilt over something she cannot change, Gwen must face her fears before it all catches up to her

 

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About the Author:

First and foremost, I am a reader. I’ve been in love with reading since I was a child. Ever since I read Pride and Prejudice for the first time, when I was probably too young to even understand what it was really about. For me the true beauty of a book comes from re-discovering it. I absolutely love re-reading books and seeing if I am the same person I was when I first read them, and if I can discover some hidden secret that was previously concealed from me. My love of writing stems from this love of reading, and I would truly be nowhere without it. Every day I meet new people and rediscover old ones, I learn about cultures and societies I never knew about. And to be able to create my own ones, to write the world as I imagine it is what drives me. To have no restrictions but my imagination. In particular, I love writing about complex and strong women.

If you have any questions or feedback, or just want to say hello, please email clairescottauthor@gmail.com.

You can also find me on Instagram: @readingromance and on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35295098-alone-before-you

 

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ARC Review: The Donor – Nikki Rae

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Title: The Donor
Author: Nikki Rae
Genre:  Paranormal, Romance
Release Date:  October 30th 2014
Rating: ★★★☆☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

 

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Casey Williams and her family are poor. Her parents work non-stop and so does she, just so they can keep the trailer roof from leaking.
They’re getting by fine enough when the headaches start. Then there’s the nosebleeds. And the inevitable doctor’s bills.
Fortunately for Casey, there’s MyTrueMatch.com: an exclusive, quick, and almost easy way to pay it all back before her parents even have to know.
All she has to do is give a man she’s never met whatever he wants from her body.
Inside or out

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

 

I had not read a book by Nikki Rae before, and after checking the blurb of this book I was interested to see if I would like its style, characters and the story.
Know that I haven’t read much paranormal/fantasy books before.

The story is told from one point of view, Casey’s to be more precise. It is a short novella set into chapters.

The novella is mainly about two characters: Casey and Jonah. Casey is a young girl who desperately needs money to help support her family, always putting their needs above hers.
Jonah, an older man whom Casey gets to know on a dating website and then flies out to meet him and be his “donor”.

Casey has cancer but her family is struggling badly.. her parents already have enough money problems, she never told them about her illness. After Casey discovers MyTrueMatch.com she decides to become a donor for Jonah. She wasn’t sure what it was exactly, but was willing to do it for her parents’ sake.
Jonah as a vampire in his forties, has a daughter with serious health issues and needs a lung transplant. Surprise! Surprise!! who might the match be? you probably thought right

I didn’t feel a connection to any of the characters, sadly and I truly don’t know if I like it or not. there are some stuff that did get me confused: The back and forth between past and present, the ending is definitely ain’t a happy one. If you like tragedies, then you might enjoy this.

I salute Nikki though for tackling such a topic like this, in a paranormal style, with a good writing.

 

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ARC Review: Prescription for Love – Zee Monodee

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Title: Prescription for Love (Destiny’s Child #1)
Author: Zee Monodee
Genre:  Romance
Release Date: May 19th 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodread // Amazon

 

 

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Forensic pathologist Margo Nolan is wholly unprepared when she is named guardian to a girl she once loved as her own. Struggling to balance her professional life against sudden parenthood, she has no clue how to reach out to her ‘daughter,’ Emma. Complicating matters is the sexy—and much younger!—doctor-next-door, Jamie Gillespie.

Jamie Gillespie volunteered to step in for his uncle, the village doctor—in part as a favour to the older man, and in part to stick it to his father’s lofty ambitions for him. The last thing he expected in this sleepy part of Surrey was to meet the tough and seemingly cold Margo. Everything about her aloof manner should push him away, but he cannot ignore his attraction for the woman or his need to help her out.

The question is—can Jamie overcome Margo’s reticence towards love and build a proper life with her & Emma? Or will she let old fears and prejudices keep the hunky village doctor at arm’s length?

Warning: Contains thoroughly British sensibility and humour, as well as a charm-your-socks-off doctor, tween angst, & a damsel not-exactly-in-distress but who’d welcome the help, anyway

 

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

 

This is the first book I have read by this author, and it was an interesting, enjoyable yet fast read including a forensic pathologist and a doctor.

The story was a tender romance filled with plenty of emotion.
After Margo Nolan was ruined by one man, she has built a wall and plenty of layers around herself for protection.
She is great at her job as a forensic pathologist. Her work is basically her life until she becomes the guardian of 11-year-old Emma.

After moving, Margo Meets her next door hottie Dr Jamie Gillespie whom she discovers later how good he is with children, and how willing he is to help out with Emma… She has loved her since the day she was born.
Margo was used to living by herself, but now she has more responsibility than just herself, and she wants to be a great mum to Emma.

Margo looks like a “cold” tough and complicated character yet tender (due to her past and her occupation that forced her to hide it). It takes her a while to break the ice and come to realise she’s capable of loving; loving her baby girl and falling in love as well.

Jamie is a doctor (he’s younger than Margo) and a mentor to Emma, but he’s also the one that got the skills and qualifications to break through Margo’s walls. How will he be able to do that? it’s up to you to really find out

The storyline is fluent flowing and will have you hooked up on reading till the very last page and so is the style that this story is written in.
Would i recommend it ? ABSOLUTELY!!!!

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ARC Review: Blind Trust – Felisha Antonette

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Title: Blind Trust
Author: Felisha Antonette
Genre: NA, Contemporary Romance, Crime
Release Date: September 24th 2015
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

 

 

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Loving someone has never been so deadly.

Valerie Harper has one assignment, one mission. Assassinate her mark and everyone he loves. But what happens when she finds that she loves him too?
Her instructions are simple; do not fraternize with your target, observe at a distance, and never engage with the enemy. However, as things take an unexpected turn in Val’s world, these simple instructions begin to change.

Refusing to be a puppet, Kyle Shultz walks away from his old life and settles into the college routine. But the life of a student is more difficult than he imagined. Making friends and attending parties are as foreign a concept as showing a target mercy.

The lines between the state of the job and the affairs of the heart are blurred as Valerie and Kyle’s worlds collide.
With a maze of enemies and hit lists to navigate, will these two young adversaries proceed wide-eyed and alone into the fray? Or will they blindly trust the feelings they can no longer ignore?

 

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*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review*

 

The story has lots of twists keeping you guessing on what’s coming next, the characters are funny, there is a lot of humor, action, suspense, sadness and mystery in this book.

I like how the story has dual POVs allowing me to connect with both of the characters. The writing is good and descriptive. Although there’s a solid story it sorta felt a little rushed.

Valerie and Kyle are both assassins and they’re assigned to kill each other. Val spends a period of a year studying her target (Kyle), learning everything about him until it’s the right time to make her move. The only problem? She falls in love him in the process and no longer wishes to go through with it.

Valerie Harper (or Val) is a complicated character in her own way; selfish then selfless, cold-hearted then warm and loving… I liked her, but sometimes she was just whiny and annoying I had those moments I wanted to shake and smack her.

Kyle Shultz is charming and loving with his family, taking care of his sick mother (and family in general), his sister and his niece.

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ARC Review: Girl Without a Face – Medeia Sharif

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Title: Girl Without a Face
Author: Medeia Sharif
Genre: YA, Contemporary
Release Date: March 3rd 2017
Rating: ★★★☆☆/★★★★★

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*ARC kindly provided via NetGalley for the exchange of an honest review*

I saw this book on Netgalley, and as much as the description lured me in, i couldn’t help but give it 3 stars.

The book tells the story of Destiny, a 17 year old girl who wakes up in hospital suffering from amnesia.
I was pretty excited about this story because the description sounded so interesting and had me intrigued but honestly…he plot was easy and predictable. Also it’s was such a fast and quick read,
Destiny is a good, very trusting and innocent character. her relationship with Gabriel becomes addictive the more you read!! I enjoyed their relationship at the end.
I had an issue with the mother’s behavior..she obviously got problems.

Blurb:

Destiny awakes with amnesia. She’d been driving on a wet road, about to leave flowers at a memorial marker of a deceased classmate, when she almost met that same fate.

Her mother, Mildred, is beyond restrictive, and she doesn’t want Destiny to have her cellphone back. A nurse sneaks it into her room, but it’s useless without the passcode. After her hospital stay, her mother becomes physically abusive.

Destiny and the boy she’s developing feelings for decide to drive around to spark her memory. She’s positive she crashed near a memorial marker. When they find the place in question, and when Destiny remembers her phone’s passcode, nothing is as it seems—and Mildred is crazier than she first thought.

Happy reading!

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