Beard Science (Penny Reid)

Make a deal with the devil and you might get what you want, but will it be what you need?

Jennifer Sylvester wants one thing, and that one thing is NOT to be Tennessee’s reigning Banana Cake Queen. Ever the perpetual good girl and obedient daughter, Jennifer is buckling under the weight of her social media celebrity, her mother’s ambitions, and her father’s puritanical mandates. Jennifer is officially desperate.

And desperate times call for Cletus Winston.

Cletus Winston is a puzzle wrapped in a mystery covered in conundrum sauce, and now he’s in a pickle. Despite being convinced of his own omniscience, extortion by the exalted Banana Cake Queen of Green Valley has taken him completely by surprise. So… what’s a maniacal mastermind to do?

Likely, the last thing you expect.


CLETUS WINSTON!!!

This was definitly my favorite book of this series so far, and I think that’s because Cletus Winston and Jennifer Sylvester are over the top AMAZING characters. I already thought Cletus was fantastic, I love how his mind works, how smart he is, how he analyses the situations and schemes and plots. He’s hilarious, smart and overall super entertaining.

But I was surprised to see a great match for him in Jennifer. Just like Cletus, she’s an observer, so she SEES everything and everyone, EVERYTHING. And she never ceases to amaze me throughout this book.

The plot was my favorite too, because blackmail is always fun, and the goal for each of them was great and hilarious. Jennifer wanted a husband so she could be free of her controlling parents, Cletus decided she would grow a backbone. And she does! I loved to see Jennifer flourish throughout this book, becoming more assertive and herself, letting her personality, wants and dreams shine. And in the meantime, it was so much fun to see Cletus realize all along that his preconceived notions were all wrong, and the right person for him was right there all along.

These two made the cutest couple!

And again, the family element to this series is beyond fantastic. In each book was see a little bit more of the siblings, supporting and helping each other, and I’m still so darn curious for Billy’s book…

This series is a real treat, and this book is a winner. So, guys, why haven’t you started this series yet? What are you waiting for?

Truth or Beard (Penny Reid)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | New Adult Bestseller

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.

His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?


I’ve had this book on my to read list for a long while. But it wasn’t until I received an ARC for book 4 on this series, that I thought that I had to read it STAT, and I’m so so glad I decided to start this series. I’ve now read the first 3 books of this series, plus a novella, and I’m absolutely loving this world, the characters, the relationships, the humour… I’m kind of in love with all the Winston’s brothers, and I can’t get enough of them.

A while back I had read the first book of Penny Reid’s series, Kitting in the City, Neanderthal Seeks Human, and while I enjoyed it, it was nothing compared to what I felt about this book. The writing is so much better on this one, maybe because one of the main issues I had with the other series was the vagueness of some stuff. That is definitly not a problem in this series.

I loved the humour, reading from Jessica and Duane’s perspectives was a blast. I LOVED IT! When I read the blurb, I was slightly afraid that I was going into a love triangle of some sorts, but I’m so glad that it was nothing like that… at all. The characters are all wonderful, Jessica is an amazing girl, even being a good girl, she had her moments of defying her father and brother, and I really liked that about her. I also loved that she knew herself so well, even when nobody from her family understood her wants and dreams. Obviously I liked Duane too… actually, I love all the siblings, and they’re definitly my favorite part of this series. Each has their own very defined and distinct personality, but they would do anything for each other, and that’s amazing. The friendship and bonds between them all is great.

I really really liked the romance, how certain Duane was about what he felt for Jessica, and her struggles with her own feelings, and how that might conflict with her life plans. So far, one thing is certain, once these brothers know what they want, they fight for it, and it’s a delight to read.

I’m so curious about the Iron Wraiths’ involvement in the major arc of these stories. I can’t wait to see where the motorcycle club ends, and how each member ends up too, but I’m very curious about some of them.

Guys, I’m gonna be honest here, I feel like this series is the perfect mix of good humour, great writing, great characters, amazing familial relationships, and awesome romance. So I cannot stress enough how much I believe everyone should give it a chance. I loved it.

Blog Tour: Twisted Twosome (Meghan Quinn)

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Racer McKay is a broody bastard.

From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable. And worse? He’s broke.

A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.

Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.

We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.

*Twisted Twosome is a stand alone romantic comedy.


I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, go HERE to read her review of this book.

I’ve been curious for Racer’s story since he first appeared in Tucker’s book. And I’m so glad Meghan Quinn gave him his own story, because he deserved it, and this book was hilarious.

Hate to love stories are within my favorites, and this was no exception. Racer and Georgiana hated each other for a good portion of this book, but the sparks were flying every each way, and it was so so clear that they were perfect for each other despite all of it. They just fit!

Racer was a great character, full of layers. I loved him. I loved how he would do anything to preserve a memory of someone who meant the world to him. I loved how he fought for his friends and the people he loved. He was amazing. And Georgie had so much more to her than first met the eye. I really liked how she stood up for herself and fought for her dreams, even though her father and mother didn’t support her decisions (or any independent thinking…).

The romance was all kinds of hot and amazing too. It started as hate, then it evolved to a mutual respect, and then it went to something more. Way more. I really liked how it developed, and even though the conflict was predictable, I still enjoyed how the plot developed and the conflict between our two main characters.

And the side characters!!! Bahhhh! I want books about them all 😀 , I hope Small’s book is next, because I want it NOW!

Overall, another hilarious, romantic, wonderfully written book by the amazing Meghan Quinn. So, what are you waiting for? Go read it!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

 Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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With Every Heartbeat (Linda Kage)

I used to think everything was black and white, truth or lie, easy or hard, that if I could just escape my strict, overbearing, abusive father, my life would be perfect. But since I’ve found a reason to risk his wrath and leave, to help a friend in need, I’ve come to realize everything I thought I knew is wrong.

Friends have their own agenda, honesty comes with a dosage of lie, easy doesn’t even exist, keeping secrets sucks, and love…love is the most painful thing of all.

Maybe if Quinn Hamilton hadn’t asked me to skip classes for the day and help him pick out an engagement ring for my best friend, I wouldn’t have fallen for him so completely on that sunny Tuesday afternoon and I wouldn’t feel so conflicted. But I did, and I can’t take it back, no matter how hard I try. So I have to deal with the fact that even I’m not as good, or honest, or caring as I’d always thought I was, and no matter what I do next, someone’s going to get hurt. Probably me.

-Zoey Blakeland

*Don’t worry! The hero and heroine are not cheaters.*


I wasn’t sure what to expect of this book, but I ended up enjoying it a lot, even though not as much as the previous ones.

I’ve been enjoying this series a lot, so you guys already know I really like Linda Kage’s writing, and this one is no exception. I love how she writes the dual POV on the first person. The characters always have such different voices… I love it. Another great thing about this book – that makes me super excited about reading the next one – is that we get a few chapters from Ten’s POV. He’s hilarious.

I really liked Zoe and Quinn, they were just such amazing people. It’s rare to get a book about two shy and stand up great people. Usually, one of them is a little more outgoing, so this was such a delight to read. Zoe and Quinn do belong together, they’re just perfect. (Especially for each other).

Now, it’s truth that Quinn is dating Cora for over half of the book, and that was highly frustrating, because Cora is a huge BITCH! I wish Quinn had made some different decisions and saw what was right in front of him, because it was just so clear that Cora was not the right person for him.

But there is no cheating at all in this book, and there’s a lot of character growth. I really liked the slow burn romance between Quinn and Zoe, they were beyond cute together, and I loved that they loved Psych so much, because that show is awesome.

I just wish that Cora has been out of the picture a lot sooner, and I also wish Quinn had reacted differently at one point of the book, but I did get his point of view.

Overall, this was a very great installment for this series, and I’m beyond excited for the next book, A Perfect Ten, I’m excited for Ten and Caroline 😀 .

Price of a Kiss (Forbidden Men #1) 
To Professor, with Love (Forbidden Men #2) 
Be My Hero (Forbidden Men #3)
With Every Heartbeat (Forbidden Men #4) 
A Perfect Ten (Forbidden Men #5) 
Worth It (Forbidden Men #6)
The Girl’s Got Secrets (Forbidden Men #7) 
Priceless (Forbidden Men #8) 
Consolation Prize (Forbidden Men #9)

What It Takes: A Dirt Road Love Story (Sonya Loveday)

Gracen Lowell is on the hunt for a man — but not just any man. He has to be ‘the one’. Her only problem is that no one she’s dated has ever measured up to the charming qualities of her best friend.

Slade Owens knows no matter how much he loves Gracen, he’ll never be what she’s looking for. And he dang sure isn’t going to stick around to watch her fall in love with someone else. Slade leaving the Owens’ family farm for an out-of-state job should put enough distance between the two to allow him to move on with his life and Gracen to search for her happily-ever-after.

Gracen knows asking him to stay isn’t fair. Slade thinks leaving her behind is the only thing to do. Inexplicably drawn together, the best friends must decide if they have what it takes to own up to their feelings… before it’s too late.


I requested this book a little while back, and I only now I time to get to it. I’m glad I did though, because this was a good read, even if I thought that the plot needed more development, especially in the last third.

I really enjoyed the writing, I wouldn’t mind reading more books by Sonya Loveday. The book is told in dual POV, and I felt like the voices were very distinct.

I liked Gracen and Slade, but I did want to club them in the head at some points during the book. But I loved their friendship and their connection. I only wanted both of them to be honest about their feelings and actually have a conversation about it. Instead, they don’t and sh*t happens, and it was sad and I didn’t quite know what was happening next, and I was hating certain people, and wishing for everything to be different. *sigh*

I liked the issues dealt with in this book, even when I was scared for Gracen. But I do think the plot should have been a little bit more worked on. I needed a bit more from the story, and I needed a little more from the resolution as well.

But still, it was a pretty good story, and I want to read the book that I’m sure will follow, because I want to know what happens with Lex, Slade’s brother, he was such a great character too.

What I Need (J. Daniels)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | Book Recommendation 

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer — a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same. 

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right? 

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…


Since before I even started this series, Deanna has been telling me that this was her favorite of the bunch and I just needed to get to it. Well… I did, and guess what? It was my favorite too! I loved it!!!!

Riley and CJ’s story was definitly a favorite of mine, I just loved them both to pieces and I thought the connection between them was awesome. They’re just such amazing characters too, I liked how they brought forth the best of each other. Riley needed support and to be valued, and CJ was just the right person for her.

One of the things I like most about this series is how the guys are the ones always pretty sure about their feelings and intentions. They know what they want, and they don’t act all macho, no, they fight for the girls they love, and CJ was no exception.

The plot was pretty fantastic too. At first, I was a bit scared about Riley’s “boyfriend” and I thought he would be an issue. But I was happy to see that sorted pretty soon, and I loved to see Riley and CJ’s friendship develop to way way more. They were so darn adorable together.

I just wish I had had a couple more chapters on this book. I needed a little more from them, maybe an epilogue or something, or, I don’t know… the next book right now!

So, guys, read this series if you haven’t yet. But if you don’t want to commit to the whole 5 books out so far, maybe read just this one… you’ll like it! 😀

Cross Check (Kelly Jamieson)

A party girl and a clean-cut college hockey player discover that they’re not so different in this sexy, soulful Bayard Hockey novel from the bestselling author of Shut Out and the Heller Brothers series.

Ella Verran has three goals this semester: get off academic probation, repair her relationship with her friend Skylar, and take some responsibility for her life. All of which are hard enough without hot, snobby hockey player Ben Buckingham around to distract her. Ella can’t stand Ben, and she knows the feeling is mutual. But he’s best friends with Skylar’s boyfriend, so he’s always around — taunting and tempting Ella in ways she never thought possible.

As the star forward of the Bayard College hockey team, Ben has goals too, like playing well enough to land a spot on an NHL roster. Ben is perfectly poised on the ice, so why can’t he keep his cool around Ella? Her wild behavior rubs him in all the wrong ways — and a few of the right ones. But as they skate around each other, Ben learns that there’s more to Ella than her bad reputation. And when the line between love and hate starts to blur, he can’t resist crossing over and sweeping her off her feet.


Once again, I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, so go to her blog in the next couple of days to read her review.

I’ve read so many books by Kelly Jamieson in the last year or so, that I’ve lost count, eheh, but I have to be honest, I usually love books told on the first person, but incredible, I like her books told on the third person slightly better?! Something felt off with the writing at times, and I don’t know if the first person was just not working that well for me, or if I found the book overly descriptive, or a combination of both, but I definitly thought that it could have been shortened in some portions, especially in the first 40% or so.

I really liked the two main characters. Ben and Ella are both complex characters, with much more to them than meets the eye. I liked their layers and how they affected them, how they acted towards other people and their fears. I also really enjoyed the romance, because hate to love rules, and their chemistry was all kinds of hot.

This book is full of personal growth, and facing several issues. I liked how it dealt with mental illness, the stigma that still surrounds it, it also kept the theme of sexual assault and consent coming from book one, as well as the difference in attitudes when regarding a man and a woman’s sexuality. These are super important and relevant themes, and I’m so glad this series keeps hitting them.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, especially the second part of the book, when the characters stopped fighting their feelings, eheh.