What's on Kindle Unlimited

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What's on Kindle Unlimited is a weekly meme I started to share new and old books in the Kindle Unlimited program for readers (mainly romance) to be able to find their next read a lot easier. I wanted readers to be able to have a place to come to weekly for new books without having to wade through hundreds of books. To see my original posts explaining more click here, here, here, here, here, and here and if you decide to share your own then please link back!!

The Ghostwriter by [Torre, Alessandra] Drive by [Stewart, Kate] Forever Right Now by [Scott, Emma] Sure Thing by [Aston, Jana] Crank (The Gibson Boys Book 1) by [Locke, Adriana] Dark Paradise by [Renshaw, Winter] Dark Promises by [Renshaw, Winter] Tap Left by [Zavarelli, A.]


Most of all You - Book Review

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Title: Most of All You

Author: Mia Sheridan

Publication Date: October 17, 2017 

My Rating: ★★★★
From the New York Times bestselling author of Archer's Voice, Mia Sheridan delivers a heartwrenching new stand-alone contemporary romance.

A broken woman . . . 

Crystal learned long ago that love brings only pain. Feeling nothing at all is far better than being hurt again. She guards her wounded heart behind a hard exterior and carries within her a deep mistrust of men, who, in her experience, have only ever used and taken.

A man in need of help . . . 

Then Gabriel Dalton walks into her life. Despite the terrible darkness of his past, there's an undeniable goodness in him. And even though she knows the cost, Crystal finds herself drawn to Gabriel. His quiet strength is wearing down her defenses and his gentle patience is causing her to question everything she thought she knew.

Only love can mend a shattered heart . . . 

Crystal and Gabriel never imagined that the world, which had stolen everything from them, would bring them a deep love like this. Except fate will only take them so far, and now the choice is theirs: Harden their hearts once again or find the courage to shed their painful pasts.
Links: 
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Crystal has been through a rough life filled with pain and a trail of heartbreak ever since she was a kid. Left with a low self esteem and a sense that she can never feel or receive real love she spends her days trying to make ends meet, and her nights working at the local strip club.

Her life is filled with this same routine until Gabriel walks into the club requesting her for one oddly specific request. Running from his own dark and hurtful past Gabriel just wants to get one lingering thing about is past worked out so that he can fully move on and live his best life possible. Working at the local quarry, he spends his days chipping away at stone to create beautifully detailed pieces for numerous clients. Despite his past Gabriel keeps his mind optimistic and positive at all times, because even though he knows just how hard life can get, he still refuses to let the bad thoughts keep him from living a happy life. Giving the past the power over his life to keep him unhappy is something he refuses to do.

Once he meets Crystal he sees a beautiful women with sad eyes and a hard past of her own, who has given up on the idea that she can be happy and loved by the people around her. Even though he has asked her to help him with his own task, he thinks that he just might be able to help her with overcome something she didn't even think she was worthy of doing.

Being loved.

The journey is in no way easy, the road to get their is rough for the both of them. But the end results will have them both believing in themselves, and each other.

Mia Sheridan is an author that I have to read in doses, because of how heartbreaking and angsty her novels can get. Despite me owning literally all of her books on my kindle, and my want to binge all the words, I know that I have to do so slowly so that I can keep my heart intact (momentarily) and savor at my own pace. When I found out she was not only releasing a new book, but one that would be traditionally published, I was not only excited for the new release but also elated that she was picked up by a publisher. You can tell she's one of those authors that pours her heart and soul into every book and it's so great to see her hard work pay off.

Going into Most of All you I knew that it was gonna be a heart-breaker from the prologue. I found myself deeply invested in both of our main characters and the lives they had been dealt. Characters and successful character development are super important to me in every single book I read, so I was happy that we got that in this novel. And I really enjoyed the storyline in itself because I've never read a book that had a male mc go through what Gabriel did.  

Now I do have to say that for all that I loved I still had a few problems with some aspects of the story. If you guys have been reading my reviews for enough time now then you know that I'm VERY picky when it comes to story pacing. I don't like feelings to start popping in too fast and serious, I like a nice buildup of everything so that the story and relationships feel and progress more naturally. There are very few books that can go the opposite of this and not bother me. With that being said I'm sure you all can see where I'm heading with this lol. I really wish that we had just a tiny bit more buildup in the story, and had some slowing down of feelings as things went on. At first everything was fine and going good for my tastes, then there was a situation that occurred and I felt like because of said situation that things started to speed up a bit, then they would kind of mellow out and then go up a little more. I think had the progression been a bit smoother and less bumpy at some areas I wouldn't have cared quite so much, but then again it could just be my picky ass lmao. I'm sure some people won't have an issue, especially if this is something they like being shown in their books, but if you're like me then just be aware.

Overall Most of all You is an emotionally charged novel about to very damaged souls trying to move on from their dark pasts in the best ways they know how. Fans of Mia Sheridan will love this because it showcases her signature heartfelt writing style and memorable characters in a new traditionally published way. New readers will get to experience her novel and all the feels while also discovering a new fave.

 

WWW Wednesday: November 15, 2017

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Hey Guys!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions: 
 What have you recently finished reading?
 What are you currently reading?
 What do you think you’ll read next?

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Drive by Kate Stewart
ARI: Looks like I'm three for three this year when it comes to hating everyone's fave. I did not like Drive. While the writing was great, I had a lot of issues with the characters and the plot. My review will be very entertaining to say the least.


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Forever Right Now by Emma Scott
BRITT: Emma Scott has quickly become one of my favorite authors this year and I couldn't be more excited about it. Ari and I buddy read this one together (tried at least lol), and I LOVED it!! Something about her writing style just pulls you in and doesn't let go until the very end!! We'll have a joint review coming soon with all of our thoughts so stay tuned for that!!

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Thicker Than Water by Dylan Allen

ARI: I was not a big of Dylan Allen's debut novel but I really want to give her a second chance so I'm picking up her latest release to see how this one goes.


 
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Pennies (Dollar, #1) by Pepper Winters

BRITT: Pepper Winters is like one of the queens of dark romances in the romance community and I've been meaning to read her books for years now. I have a few on my kindle so I'm excited to see how I like her writing. I can be super picky with how dark romances are written so fingers crossed!! So far I'm really intrigued though so I feel like it may be a hit!!

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Wrong To Need You by Alisha Rai



ARI: I'm so excited to read this book! I know for sure I'll be crying so I'm stocking up on Kleenex when I read this.



BRITT: Y'all know how I am about this stuff lmao!! I may read another Winters book, or I may read a cute contemporary to cleanse my palate after all the darkness Pennies will give. Who knows with me hahahahahah 

What are you all reading this week? Leave us your links down below!

A Hit, A Miss and Something In Between || Mini Reviews

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THE OTHER BROTHER by MEGHAN QUINN
★★★★½
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“...from as far back as I can remember, I've always been the other. The other friend, the other employee...the other brother. For once in my life I want to be the only.”
Let me start off by saying that I don't like the cover for this book. This is not how I pictured Aaron aka Smalls. Now that I've gotten that off my chest, onto the review. I'll admit that I had my doubts when I first read the synopsis for The Other Brother. I don't like love-triangles whatsoever, especially those involving brothers, but if Meghan Quinn can make me love a book about a girl who falls in love with her best friend's ex, then maybe I can let the love triangle slide...

Letting Amelia Santos go has been Aaron Walters' only regret in life. Now he has a chance at gaining back her trust and proving to her that he's worth a second shot. The only problem? She's dating his brother.

I don't know why I ever went into this book with any doubts. I should be slapped upside my head for doubting Meghan Quinn in the first place. I mean what other author can write a book with my most hated trope, love triangles, and my most loved, second-chances, and somehow make me love it? Meghan Quinn did just that! I could not put this book down and I liked how the flashback moments were seamless added to the story. The flashbacks gutted me. I cried so much because Aaron and Amelia were so happy together and then they weren't. 

Oh Aaron Walters, how I love thee, let me count the ways! Aaron is like a big teddy bear. He is so sweet and caring and selfless. Although he may have been foolish to let Amelia go in the first place, I personally thought it was good move because Aaron had to learn to love himself before he could allow himself to let someone in. I was on the fence about Amelia in the beginning but she eventually grew on me. I don't know how she found the will to resist Aaron because my ass would've don—okay let me not finish that thought but I admire her strength considering all that she was going through. The Other Brother was another exceptional read by Meghan Quinn and if she ever does decide to write another book set in this world, I would totally be here for it!
CRAVE: PART TWO by E.K. BLAIR
★★
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Maybe we were too perfect, and because of that, we were meant to be pierced by thorns.
I wasn't a big fan of Crave: Part One, but the cliffhanger at the end was what pushed me to pick up the sequel. I needed answers. I needed to know what would become of Kason and Adaline's relationship. I needed to know if the sequel would be any better than the first book. Let's just say that I may have set my expectations a bit too high with this book. There will be minor spoilers in this review so don't keep reading if you still want to read the first book!

Crave: Part Two picks up right where Part One left off, with Adaline waking up and having no memory of what happened the night before. She feels embarrassed and blames herself for letting a guy she barely knew take advantage of her while under the influence. Adaline starts on a downward spiral and she begins to isolate herself from everyone, including Kason. Can these two survive this trauma or will secrets be the end of their relationship?

Like with the first book, Crave: Part Two also touches upon a difficult subject matter: rape. Majority of this story deals with Adaline coming to terms with her rape and realizing that she is not to blame. The thing is though, I didn't like the fact that rape was used as a plot twist. It just rubs me the wrong way. That was the first thing that made me not like this book. The second was THE UNNECESSARY ADDITION OF A LOVE INTEREST MAKING THIS A LOVE TRIANGLE!! Gosh, I hate any type of geometrical relationships in romances and considering everything Adaline had already gone through, I don't think there needed to be another love interest. It was pointless because if she wasn't ending up with Kason at the end, then WTF would be the point of all of this?!

As for the characters, their POVs didn't do anything for me. I just disconnected after I realized that there was probably going to be a new love interest. I really wished that both these books had more POVs with Kason. I wanted to get to him more and I wish that his addiction was discussed more. I'm hoping my next read by E.K. Blair will be much better because this series is definitely my least favorite by her.
LOVERS LIKE US by KRISTA & BECCA RITCHIE
★★★½
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“I've been fucking stubborn, but I'd rather be stubborn with you than without you.”
Damaged Like Us is my most disappointing read for 2017 so I went into Lovers Like Us with no expectations so I wouldn't have to deal with being disappointed again. I'm happy to say that I did enjoy this sequel a bit more than the first book, but the series itself still has some flaws.

Lovers Like Us picks up some time after the rumors about  Moffy and Jane being in a romantic relationship have died down and things are slowly getting back to normal. There is still a bit of tension now that Moffy and Farrow have come out to their family and the security team about being in a relationship so in hopes of turning all this negative attention into something positive, the group decides to go on tour to meet their fans and help raise money for a good cause. But that's easier said than done.

I wasn't too excited to read yet another book about Moffy and Farrow and I'm really glad that this sequel didn't focus so much on this relationship. Instead we got to see more of the secondary characters and the security team. Jane is my favorite and I'm patiently waiting for her book. I feel like she deserves so much more than she gets and I just want her to be happy. The security team is a fucking riot! I couldn't not keep a straight face while reading their scenes and I'm looking forward to getting to know all the guys better as the series continues.

I'm just going to come right out and say it: I don't think I will ever like Maximoff Hale. I'm so tired of his "god-like" complex and the fact that everyone goes to him when they're in trouble. I don't get the obsession at all and I think Charlie Cobalt expressed all my thoughts about Moffy perfectly. Farrow is okay, I guess? I just feel that because Farrow's world revolves around Moffy, we don't really know who he is without Moffy at his side and I kind of want to get to know that Farrow. I'm very curious to see how things turn out for these two in the final installment because things are definitely about to get crazy now that the cat is out of the bag but I'm going to probably keep my expectations low once again so I don't hype myself up too much.


Miss Fix-It || Book Review

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Title: Miss Fix-It
Author: Emma Hart
Publication Date: October 31, 2017
Publisher: Self-published
Links: Goodreads || Amazon || Barnes & Noble 

Rating: ★★
Synopsis via Goodreads: One handywoman.
One single dad.
One set of twins.
And the wall isn’t the only thing being drilled…
I learned the hard way that being a handywoman isn’t easy. The questions, the stares—the assumption I’m the proud owner of a cock and balls. Not that it matters. I’ve proven over and over that I’m ready for anything the judgmental asses throw at me.
Except the hot, single dad of twins who just moved to town.
Brantley Cooper gets the shock of his life when I show up on his doorstep to fix up his kids’ new rooms. His son is confused why ‘the pretty lady has a drill,’ and his daughter has a new obsession—me.
On paper, my job is easy. Go in, do their bedrooms, and leave.
In theory, I’m spending eight hours a day with a guarded, sexy as hell guy, and I’m staying for dinner more often than I’m eating it alone, on my couch, with Friends re-runs.
I shouldn’t be staying for dinner. I shouldn’t be helping him out with the twins. I shouldn’t be falling in love with tiny toes and dimpled cheeks.
And I most definitely should not be kissing my client.
Oops…
I've seen Emma Hart's books floating around my Goodreads feed a few times but I never had the interest to actually pick up her books. That is until Cristina over at My Tiny Obsessions started raving about her upcoming release, Miss Fix-It. At the mention of 'single dad to a set of twins' I was sold! The single dad trope is the only type of 'daddy' trope I fuck with so of course I was all over this book once it released.

Kali Hancock is your friendly neighborhood handywoman who hopes to eventually take over her father's business one day. She gets an email from Brantley Cooper, a single father of twins who has just moved to town. He reaches out to Kali in hopes of hiring her to help him redo the twins' rooms. But when Kali arrives to his house, she's not what he expected. Nevertheless, she gets to work hoping to have the project completed in a few weeks. Slowly but surely, Kali starts to fall for the Brantley and his very loud twins. But she's not one to mix business with pleasure...or is she?

Miss-Fix It has got to be one of the cutest books I've read in months! I was sucked in right from the first sentence and knew that Kali was gonna be the type of heroine I immediately fell in love with. The writing was on point! I love, love, love the dialogue in this book and couldn't stop laughing at some of the conversations that went down, especially the ones involving the twins because they were a riot. I liked how family played such an important role in this book and one particular thing that stuck with me throughout this story was Kali's relationship with her stepmother, Portia. It's not very often I read a romance where a stepmother and stepdaughter have such a close relationship like these two did. They were practically best friends and I kind of want to read more stories with a relationship like theirs.

Kali is me and I am Kali. Honestly, I think Kali and I were separated at birth because we are so alike, we even say the same phrases! I adored her and just loved everything about her personality. She comes of as this headstrong woman with a side of sass, but she's got some some underlining insecurities. Also, give it up for Kali for saying fuck stereotypes and being a handywoman. Brantley is a little fine ass and and wonderful father, even if he does stumble here and there. I love the chemistry between Brantley and Kali but I will say it was painful waiting for them to take things to the next level. But when things finally did go down...IT WAS HOT! And lets not forget the precious twins, Eli and Ellie. I love the twins but their incessant fighting drove me up the wall. Those two needed more times outs, especially when they were being little cock blockers. 

Miss Fix-It is an oh-so-cute and adorable rom-com romance that everyone needs to read. It will leave you with such a goofy ass grin on your face, your cheeks will ache. I'm definitely adding a few more Emma Hart books to my TBR and I can't wait to get to them soon.



WWW Wednesday: November 8, 2017

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Hey Guys!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @ Taking On A World Of Words. Simply answer the following questions: 
 What have you recently finished reading?
 What are you currently reading?
 What do you think you’ll read next?

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Lovers Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie
ARI: I finally finished Lovers Like Us and I did enjoy it a lot more than the first book. I'm still not sold on Moffy and I probably never will be. I'm just going to patiently wait for Jane's book because I know I'll like hers a lot!



Come Alive (Experiment in Terror, #7) 
Come Alive by Karina Halle
BRITT: I can't believe I only have two books left before I'm done with this series. These characters frustrate me to no damn end, but I gotta see the end results lol.

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The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn

ARI: I was a little worried about this book in the beginning because I don't like love triangles, but I'm really enjoying it. Aaron Walters is my new fave!



 
Most of All You by Mia Sheridan

BRITT: I only have a little bit left in this one, which is one of my most anticipated books of the year, and I've really enjoyed it. Although I do think things between the characters progressed a bit fast. But still overall I've liked the story.

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Forever Right Now by Emma Scott



ARI: I'm going to buddy read Emma Scott's newest release with Britt and we are ready to have our hearts broken!


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Forever Right Now by Emma Scott

BRITT: So damn hype to buddy read this one with Ari!! I can already tell the feels will get us on this one and I can't wait!!

What are you all reading this week? Leave us your links down below!