Tag Archive | romance

Review: Close Enough To Touch by Colleen Oakley

Close-Enough-to-Touch-02I absolutely loved the novel Close Enough To Touch. It was enjoyable, relaxing, and laugh out loud funny. The story is told between two perspectives: Jubilee Jenkins and Eric Keegan.

From an early age, Jubilee discovers she is different. She is allergic to human touch. When she was in school, a kiss from a boy nearly kills her. She eventually becomes a recluse, hiding away in her home for nearly nine years. But after her mother’s death, Jubilee is forced out of hiding, stepping out of her comfort zone and must face the world again. She learns to connect with people and learns how to fit in. Continue reading

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Review: Cry Wolf by Patricia Briggs

cry-wolf-patricia-briggsBook recommendations are a great way to discover new books, but sometimes they don’t make the cut. Patricia Brigg’s Cry Wolf was mentioned to me by a friend and I was pretty pumped for it considering it has one of my favourite supernatural creatures—werewolves. I even heard about its short story prequel Alpha & Omega, which I decided to read first.

The story revolves around Anna who is attacked one night, changed into a werewolf against her will, and then for the next three years her own pack mates abuse her emotionally, physically, and sexually. The prequel helps readers understand her plight and how she eventually meets Charles, a true born wolf who explains that they are destined to be mates. Also, he reveals to her that she is an Omega with a powerful presence that calms the wolves around her. In Cry Wolf, Anna goes with Charles to see his home and meet his pack. They learn about a rogue werewolf who is bound to dark magic that could threaten all of the pack, so they go hunting for it before it causes too much damage. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Hello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

hello, goodbye, and everything in betweenHello, Goodbye, and Everything in Between
By Jennifer E. Smith

On the night before they leave for college, Clare and Aidan only have one thing left to do: figure out whether they should stay together or break up. Over the course of twelve hours, they’ll retrace the steps of their relationship, trying to find something in their past that might help them decide what their future should be. The night will lead them to friends and family, familiar landmarks and unexpected places, hard truths and surprising revelations. But as the clock winds down and morning approaches, so does their inevitable goodbye. The question is, will it be goodbye for now or goodbye forever? Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Last Year’s Mistake by Gina Ciocca

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

last-years-mistake-coverLast Year’s Mistake
By Gina Ciocca

Before:
Kelsey and David became best friends the summer before freshman year and were inseparable ever after. Until the night a misunderstanding turned Kelsey into the school joke, and everything around her crumbled—including her friendship with David. So when Kelsey’s parents decided to move away, she couldn’t wait to start over and leave the past behind. Except, David wasn’t ready to let her go…

After:
Now it’s senior year and Kelsey has a new group of friends, genuine popularity, and a hot boyfriend. Her life is perfect. That is, until David’s family moves to town and he shakes up everything. Soon old feelings bubble to the surface and threaten to destroy Kelsey’s second chance at happiness. The more time she spends with David, the more she realizes she never truly let him go. And maybe she never wants to.

Told in alternating sections, LAST YEAR’S MISTAKE is a charming and romantic debut about loving, leaving, and letting go.

Publisher: Simon Pulse
Publication Date: June 9, 2015.

Share in the comments below which books you’re most excited to read next or awaiting to arrive in bookstores. What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

Waiting on Wednesday: P.S. I Still Love You by Jenny Han

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

P.S-I-still-love-you-Jenny-HanP.S. I Still Love You
(To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Book 2)
By Jenny Han

Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: May 26, 2015.

Share in the comments below which books you’re most excited to read next or awaiting to arrive in bookstores. What’s your “waiting on” pick this week?

Blog Tour | Review: Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire by Jillianne Hamilton

molly-miranda-thief-for-hire-coverEver wonder what it would be like to be a spy or thief? What if you could hire one? In Jillianne Hamilton’s Molly Miranda: Thief for Hire, it gives you a glimpse into Molly’s life as a professional, contracted thief.

Readers learn all about Molly’s interesting, uncommon lifestyle. She’s made a successful living from stealing valuables from museums and the rich and delivering them to clients who have the money to pay for her services. It seems like she has it all— a thrilling job that allows her to take frequent trips out of the country (I’d love to do that!) and a classy, beautiful apartment in Manhattan (Yes, please. If only I had the money…). But along with taking risks in both work and life, there’s sure to be trouble or at least consequences. Molly tries to juggle a blossoming romance with her lovely and sweet roommate and manage a charming and untrustworthy new partner-in-crime on a new assignment meanwhile having to trespass onto private property, dodge bullets, wear disguises, and avoid trouble. Continue reading

Waiting on Wednesday: Cauchemar by Alexandra Grigorescu

“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly feature that spotlights upcoming releases that I’m eagerly anticipating. This week’s “can’t-wait-to-read” pick is:

Cauchemar-Alexandra-Grigorescu-novel-cover

Cauchemar
By Alexandra Grigorescu

An eerie and romantic Southern gothic drama.

Gripping, fast-paced, gorgeously written, and with unforgettable characters, Cauchemar tells the story of 20-year-old Hannah, who finds herself living alone on the edge of a Louisianan swamp after her adopted mother and protector dies. Hannah falls in love with Callum, an easy-going boat captain and part-time musician, but after her mysterious birth mother, outcast as a witch and rumoured to commune with the dead, comes back into Hannah’s life, she must confront what she’s been hiding from — the deadly spirits that haunt the swamp, the dark secrets of her past, and the nascent gift she possesses.

Like the nightmares that plague Hannah, Cauchemar lingers and haunts.

Publisher: ECW Press
Publication Date: March 17, 2015. Continue reading