BOOK REVIEW ― Pennies (Dollar, #1) by Pepper Winters




“At 18 I had pennies, but money didn’t make me bold. At 19 I had dollars, but it didn’t dull the pain of being sold. At 20 I had hundreds, but then I met him and was found. At 21 I had thousands, but all I wanted was to be bound.”

“At 23 I had dollars, but life changed and made me rich. At 25 I had hundreds, but it wasn’t enough to stop my killing itch. At 27 I had thousands, but my reputation didn’t set me free. At 29 I had millions, but I met her and could finally see.”

Tasmin was killed on her 18th birthday. She had everything planned out. A psychology degree, a mother who pushed her to greatness, and a future anyone would die for. But then her murderer saved her life, only to sell her into a totally different existence.

Elder went from penniless to stinking rich with one twist of fate. His lifetime of crime and shadows of thievery are behind him but no matter the power he now wields, it’s not enough. He has an agenda to fulfill and he won’t stop until it’s complete.

But then they meet.

A beaten slave and a richly dressed thief. Money is what guided their separate fates. Money is what brought them together. And money is ultimately what destroys them.

She was poor.
He was rich.
Together…they were bankrupt."



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Wow...this is killing me
Pennies is book one of five. Yes, five! Waiting is not my strong suit.

What an incredible story written in a way that paints the picture of unspeakable evil without forcing the reader to experience it. You get a glimpse of the horror without being outright traumatized.

This is way abuse should be written about. It's sounds messed up to say, but I'd rather feel the effects of the abuse then live through the physical, emotionally, and sexual aspect as it happens. Pepper had an incredible formula to make you feel without causing irreparable harm to the reader.

I have to say the Word of Warning alone had me so intrigued I couldn't not read it. I'm so glad I did. The twists and anticipation will probably eat me alive, but I'm more than happy to suffer.

It's a dark romance that may or may not end...but I intend to be along for the amazing ride.


Review by Becky Rendon. 

BOOK REVIEW ― Twirled Bond (Holly Woods Files, #5) by Emma Hart







"If I thought Holly Woods was crazy before, I was wrong.


Devin is finally married. Nonna's on the wedding warpath. Drake might be getting ideas. His mom just dropped a bombshell, and Bek is caught between a hot as hell FBI agent and my super-sweet little brother.

And I still don't have the shoe closet Drake promised me when he moved in six months ago.

At least there's one positive: the old, abandoned Holly Woods Theater is about to reopen, and there's nothing like a theater opening to bring people together... And make crazy grandmothers forget proposal agendas.

Until that theater comes with a dead body. A very, very, very dead body.

Chaos is coming to town.

Everything I've ever known about Holly Woods might just be about to change. "




Rating & Review




Wow. Wow. Wow. Simply wow!



descriptionI’m a lot unstable, but in all the right ways. It’s part of the reason why you love me.




To say Drake and Noelle are my all time favourite couple... Well, that is just the understatement of the year!

I don't know how Emma does it, but once again she delivered another jaw dropping book in the Holly Woods Files Series and I can't even begin to tell you how engrossed I was in this book. The queen of opening lines striked again! The book opens to a bone-chilling chapter and it got me hooked from the very first word. The premise that Hart built from just the Prologue was so mysterious, dark and to a point screamed about something heinous even before it was mentioned.

I devoured each word, sentence and pages. I just could not put it down!

Twirled Bond delivers the mystery, intrigue and love ten-fold. There were moments I was shocked at the revelations relating to the case. There were moments I was smiling because of the sheer amazing-ness of the characters. There were moments I literally held my breath because there so much love! And as is the case with this series , I tried to guess who the killer was and you know what... I did get it right! I mean, I feel so accomplished in getting the killer right and that too in the first guess!

Emma, as in the previous books, didn't leave any breadcrumbs that could easily lead to the killer. There was not a single thing that pointed towards the killer because any evidence that DID point to him was tampered by the victim itself. You see... If you want to guess who the killer is, that is exactly what you will have to do. You have to guess or better yet go with your instinct.




descriptionDroelle is like the ultimate relationship goal. If you were on Instagram, you’d even have your own hashtag and everything. Even Twitter would feature you on one of those stupid at-relationship-underscore-goals accounts.




The book hasn't come far only in terms of its plot and the mystery but also in the relationships of the Bond family. Every relationship, every character has matured so much since the first book. Especially Drake and Noelle and Nonna and Noelle.

Drake and Noelle are my absolute favorite of the Hart's couples and to watch them grow together and see such a different side of their relationship that was full of understanding and love. *sigh* It made my heart so happy. I just simply love everything about Drake and Noelle and what their relationship stands for. The banter, the love, the understanding, the chemistry and throw in the real-ness of their relationship it is pretty damn perfect. With these two I always want more, no matter what.

And Nonna! OMG! Nonna and Noelle, I can't even. Their relationship was at it's best!

Twirled Bond was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. It is just so well thought out and planned, theories after theories, my head was spinning!

This book is PERFECT and if Emma had planned to end this right here, I would not have minded but given the fact that I am sucker of anything Holly Woods Files... I want it all! And the last two chapters and that ending?! That ending was everything and so much more!



descriptionIt’s in my job description. Noelle Bond, private investigator extraordinaire, cupcake lover, shoe whore, and Drake Nash’s pain in the ass.


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   TwirledBond-FINAL-highIf I thought Holly Woods was crazy before, I was wrong. Devin is finally married. Nonna's on the wedding warpath. Drake might be getting ideas. His mom just dropped a bombshell, and Bek is caught between a hot as hell FBI agent and my super-sweet little brother. And I still don't have the shoe closet Drake promised me when he moved in six months ago. At least there's one positive: the old, abandoned Holly Woods Theater is about to reopen, and there's nothing like a theater opening to bring people together... And make crazy grandmothers forget proposal agendas. Until that theater comes with a dead body. A very, very, very dead body. Chaos is coming to town. Everything I've ever known about Holly Woods might just be about to change.    

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BOOK REVIEW ― Dirty Stolen Forever by Nazarea Andrews






"Colt Rayburn loved Aiden Delvin, once. A lifetime ago. Before duty and the Marines took him a world away, chewed him up and spit him out.


Aiden would have waited forever for Colt to come back. But Colt didn’t want that, and he’s rebuilt his life. Without the man he loves. 

When Colt comes home from a deployment that went wrong, Aiden is there. Inexplicably back in Green County and impossible to resist. He swore he’d never go back to that place, never destroy Aiden the way he had when he walked away the first time. 

But Aiden grew up and changed too, while Colt played war hero. 

Both of them know what they want. After all this time. But can a love story that destroyed them once be rebuilt, when life and duty still hangs over them both… "





Rating & Review



I didn't realize that Dirty Stolen Forever is book 2 in the series. I jumped in with both feet. I would suggest for your own sake to start with book 1. There are a lot of references to situations that you would already know about. It's not completely confusing but it will make you pause.

That being said, Dirty Stolen Forever, is my first m/m novel. I was surprised at my own responses to the level of heat. It was hot, yes, hot.

Dirty is a second chance romance between the misunderstood rich boy and the play boy from the wrong side of the tracks. Already you can see the appeal, then add some secrets, an eight year separation, and a shattered heart.

It was a good read. It was interesting and held my interest throughout.


~ Review by Becky 


Release Blitz ― Searching for Harmony by Kelly Elliott


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Searching for Harmony_ElliottFrom New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott comes the gut-wrenching story of a love that transcends all odds—and transforms the deepest pain into the brightest hope. Firefighter and first responder Preston Ward thought he had grown immune to the job’s emotional burns. But when he goes out on a particularly tragic call, he realizes that some scenes are too devastating to forget. And yet, if it weren’t for that terrible night, he never would have met the woman who makes him want to risk his heart. More than once, Harmony Banks has watched her perfectly ordered world torn apart by fate. Now she’s finding out that what she lost wasn’t as perfect as she thought—and it’s tearing her apart. The only thing that keeps her going is the kindness of a stranger: the firefighter who saved her life the night everything changed. Preston isn’t like the men who have come before. For one thing, he’s far more genuine. And the love Harmony feels growing between them is almost too intense for her wounded soul. But if she and Preston can push past heartbreak, they’ll find that something incredible awaits in each other’s arms. Advance praise for Searching for Harmony “Searching for Harmony is a heartwarming story of a woman who suffers an unthinkable tragedy—and finds an unimaginable love. It’s a real charmer!”—USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott
 

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Release Blitz + Giveaway ― Unexpected Reality by Kaylee Ryan






Title: Unexpected Reality 
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: July 12,2016








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Expect the unexpected. That's what they say, but it's easier said than done.

How do you expect a change so huge it rocks you to your core?

How do you prepare yourself for an event that will alter your life forever?

One breath
One second
One minute
One hour
One day at a time, you learn to live with your unexpected reality.






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Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.



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Here is the all new Sunday Feature Post! I've been running around and preparing for my entrance exams I really did not have time to put one together for the Friday Feature. And guess what? You get more deals and Book Worm News! YAY!



Oh my god!!! There has been so much happening in the Book World! Here are all the latest news!



The paperback version of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover is on sale at an INSANELY low price of $7.99 (reg.16.33), making it cheaper than the Kindle version!! And from what I can see it is still available at this price so snag your copy ASAP!  


In case you missed it, Moonshot by Alessandra Torre is now up for pre-order!!  This is a Second Chance Sports Romance and one that definitely sounds worth the read! "I tried to stay away. I couldn’t. Then, the team started losing. Women started dying. And everything in my perfect world broke apart."

The Fireworks Exploded by Tara Sivec is now live!!!  This is the third book in the The Holidays Series continuing  "Sam and Noel's whirlwind Christmas romance shot through Valentine's Day and is exploding on the Fourth of July!"


OMG! OMG! OMG! All 3 books in HADES HANGMAN SERIES by Tilli Cole are available for $0.99 each!! I have heard FANTASTIC things about this book and can't wait to finally start them!! "A meeting that should never have happened. Many years ago, two children from completely different worlds forged a connection, a fateful connection, an unbreakable bond that would change their lives forever… "

 









            


            


            


   



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