Thursday, December 12, 2019

BLOG TOUR: Regretting You by Colleen Hoover


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From #1 New York Times bestselling author of It Ends with Us comes a poignant novel about family, first love, grief, and betrayal that will touch the hearts of both mothers and daughters.


Regretting You, an all-new beautiful and touching novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, is available now!


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Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.


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Christy's Review: 

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Regretting You just made it’s way into my top 3 Colleen Hoover books. I loved it so much. It was a beautiful story with many different themes. It was a mix of young adult and contemporary romance. It’s one of those books that you can’t put into one box.

This book felt like I was reading 3 separate stories at once, yet they came together seamlessly. It was the story of a mother and teenage daughter and their changing relationship. The story of young love. And the story of a grieving woman navigating an adult relationship while looking for answers.

I know that sounds mismatched and kind of vague but it needs to be. As a matter of fact, PLEASE don’t read the blurb to this book. I didn’t, and I’m so glad I didn’t. I feel like it gives so much away that is much more impactful if you don’t know what direction the story will take.

I really loved the romances in this book, but my favorite part was the mother/daughter relationship. Morgan and Clara go through so much, but they go through it together. Morgan is a mom who will do anything to protect her daughter. She’s selfless, unwavering, and so strong. I loved her so much. And I also loved watching Clara grow change. Sometimes life throws a lot at you, and all you can do is get through it. And get through it she does.
 
“That’s a lot of pressure for someone your age.” Miller rests a hand on my cheek. “You’re only sixteen and look what you’ve been through. Life doesn’t play favorites.”

This is one of my favorite Colleen Hoover books, and I have no doubt it will make my favorites list for the year. It was a beautiful journey, that was heartbreaking and heartwarming all at once. It was emotional, real, raw, and made me feel so much.

This is a book about grief, betrayal, and heart break. But it’s also a story about love, forgiveness, and moving forward. Life isn’t easy. But there are people in your life that make it easier and all around better. Regretting You is a captivating and refreshing story of a mother and daughter. It’s a story about all different kinds of love and I adored it. A new five star favorite!

“I’m confident that I’ll never spend a single second of my life regretting you.”


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About Colleen Hoover

ColleenHooverColleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.




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AUDIO REVIEW: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

Trinity Jordan leads a quiet, normal life: working from home for the Hive, a multifunctional government research center, and recovering from the incident that sent her into a tailspin. But the life she’s trying to rebuild is plagued by mishaps when Li Wei, her neighbor’s super sexy and super strange nephew, moves in and turns things upside down.

Li Wei’s behavior is downright odd - and the attraction building between them is even more so. When an emergency pulls his aunt away from the apartment complex, Trinity decides to keep an eye on him...and slowly discovers that nothing is what it seems. For one thing, Li Wei isn’t just the hot guy next door - he’s the hot A.I. next door. In fact, he’s so advanced that he blurs the line between man and machine. It’s up to Trinity to help him achieve his objective of learning to be human, but danger is mounting as they figure out whether he’s capable of the most illogical human behavior of all...falling in love.


Christy's Review
The A.I. Who Loved Me is different than the normal romance books I read, but when I saw it was by Alyssa Cole, I knew I wanted to pick it up. Cole is a new to me author this year and I've fallen in love with her books.

Trininty works from home and lives a relatively quiet and boring life. She's recovering from an incident, and everything is going consistently fine until her new neighbor shows up. Li Wei is her neighbor's nephew and a bit.. odd. Li Wei's behavior isn't quite normal and Trinity can't put her finger on it at first. She's very attracted to him, but soon learns he's an A.I.

What I loved about this book the most is that it kept me guessing. Things weren't what they seemed and there were several twists and turns I didn't see coming. At the start of the book, I felt like it was a bit of information overload, but once I listened for a bit, I started to get into the groove of what was going on and I loved it.

I've read some fantasy or paranormal romance in my day, but I'm not sure that I've ever read a romance with robots, but I gotta say- I didn't hate it. In fact, I enjoyed it more than I imagined I would. It was highly entertaining and narrated by a great multi-cast of performers, but primarily by Regina Hill, who did an incredible job. It was such a fun book to listen to, due to it being so fast paced and gripping.

Alyssa Cole is such a talented writer and truly can write in any genre. I hope there are more books based in this 'world' because I would love for some of these secondary characters to get their own book! I definitely recommend the experience of listening to this on audible! It was fantastic, funny, romantic, and action packed. 


Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Cover Reveal: RELEASE by Aly Martinez


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“Aly Martinez is one of the best in the business. You have to read her books.” --Meghan March, New York Times Bestselling author



Release, an all-new emotional, second chance romance standalone from USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez is coming January 5th and we have the incredible cover!


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Growing up, Ramsey Stewart branded my soul in ways time could never heal.


At twelve, he asked me to be his girlfriend.

At thirteen, he gave me my first kiss.

By sixteen, we’d fallen in love, planned a future together, and had our eyes set on the horizon.


Love never fails, right?

But for Ramsey, it did.

Love failed him.

I failed him.

The entire world failed him.


At seventeen, Ramsey was convicted of killing the boy who assaulted me.


Move on,he wrote in his first and only letter from prison.

Start a new life, he urged.

I don’t love you anymore, he lied. 


There was no such thing as giving up on Ramsey. Love may have been our curse, but he was mine—then, now, and forever.


So here I am, twelve long years later, waiting for a man I don't even know to emerge from between the chain link gates.



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Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: Zack Salaun




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About Aly

Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her husband and four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and olives. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.


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New Release + 5 Star Review: The Younger Man by Karina Halle

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A reckless, obsessive soccer star. A forbidden affair that could ruin her career. The locker room has never been this steamy.

The Younger Man, an epic standalone forbidden age-gap sports romance, by New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle, is LIVE!


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Starting over was her only option.


Forty-years old and still reeling from a public and painful divorce, Thalia Blackwood is looking for a fresh start, somewhere far away from her upside down life. When she’s offered a new job as the sports therapist for a football (soccer) team, she jumps at the chance. This is just what she needs to leave the heartbreak and shame of Manchester behind, trading it in for the warmth and hopeful vibrancy of Madrid.


He was her only desire.


Twenty-three year old Alejo Albarado is rising up the ranks in his career. As the charming forward for the Real Madrid team, Alejo’s life revolves around women, parties, and being a tabloid darling, that is until the new sports therapist joins the team.


Their passion could not be ignored.


What starts out as a strictly professional relationship between Thalia and the young Spanish player, slowly evolves into something more. Much more.


Their relationship was forbidden.


But their combustible chemistry and simmering sexual tension can only go so far—should Thalia give into Alejo’s advances, she’s at risk of not only losing her job, but succumbing to a much younger man will drag her through the spotlight again.


Alejo might be worth that risk.


Unless he breaks her heart in the process.


The Younger Man is a full-length standalone romance. Characters from Love, in English make a cameo in this book, however The Younger Man is intended to be read as a STANDALONE.


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Christy's 5 star review:


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The bigger the love, the greater the risk.

Wow. This was so good. Emotional, sensual, forbidden, beautifully written, and one of the best age gap romances I've read in a long time. It gave me the same kind of feels of my all time favorite Karina Halle romances (The Play, Love in English, etc) and I loved it so much!

Thalia is a forty year old recent divorcee looking to get away from her current life drama, so she takes a job in another country. She is a physical therapist and changes teams, from Manchester to Madrid. Madrid is different than Manchester in many ways and she's changing and growing with this move. Everything is going good for her until the unexpected happens. Alejo Albarado.

Alejo is a popular player for Madrid and when he hurts his knee, he spends a lot of time with Thalia. Alejo and Thalia have this beautiful and real connection from the very start. Their chemistry is palpable and even though it could cost her her job, Thalia finds it hard to stay away. He's forbidden to her in every way (did I mention he's twenty three?) but Alejo is something special.
 
“What you feel from your heart, what you feel from your soul, it always comes first.”

My goodness, I loved these two characters together so much. I felt their bond, their connection, and I wanted them to defy the odds so badly. I knew things wouldn't be easy for either one of them, but they brought out the best in each other and were truly meant to be. Thalia was such a great character. She was strong, independent, and learning how to be on her own and come into her own. Alejo may have been young, but he was mature for his age and part of that was due to how he grew up. I completely adored him and his family.

For all the lovers of 'Love in English', you're in for a real treat. Alejo's coach is none other than Mateo. Mateo and Vera play a rather big part in this story and I couldn't have been happier! There were also some great side characters in this story aside from those two, and I hope Karina writes more from this world. I could use a Luciano book!

This book was amazing. It gave me all the feels, had the perfect amount of angst, heartbreak, and romance. It was steamy, gorgeous, and oh so passionate. I couldn't have loved it more. A must read for sure!
She’s like the sun. El sol de mi corazon. The sun of my heart, but a sun that’s always rising, always beautiful.


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Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.



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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

LIVE! Regretting You by Colleen Hoover


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“This is Hoover at her very best.” Publishers Weekly


Regretting You, an all-new poignant and moving novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, is available now!


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Morgan Grant and her sixteen-year-old daughter, Clara, would like nothing more than to be nothing alike.

Morgan is determined to prevent her daughter from making the same mistakes she did. By getting pregnant and married way too young, Morgan put her own dreams on hold. Clara doesn’t want to follow in her mother’s footsteps. Her predictable mother doesn’t have a spontaneous bone in her body.

With warring personalities and conflicting goals, Morgan and Clara find it increasingly difficult to coexist. The only person who can bring peace to the household is Chris—Morgan’s husband, Clara’s father, and the family anchor. But that peace is shattered when Chris is involved in a tragic and questionable accident. The heartbreaking and long-lasting consequences will reach far beyond just Morgan and Clara.

While struggling to rebuild everything that crashed around them, Morgan finds comfort in the last person she expects to, and Clara turns to the one boy she’s been forbidden to see. With each passing day, new secrets, resentment, and misunderstandings make mother and daughter fall further apart. So far apart, it might be impossible for them to ever fall back together.

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Download your copy today or read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LYaNtN

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/RegrettingYou

Amazon Audible: https://amzn.to/324A4by

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2MogTTo

Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/31WHWeU


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About Colleen Hoover

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.




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Review: Meet Me on Love Lane by Nina Bocci

Charlotte Bishop is out of options in New York City. Fired, broke, and blacklisted by her former boss, she’s forced to return to her hometown of Hope Lake, PA to lick her wounds. Although she’s expecting to find a miserable place with nothing to do, she is pleasantly surprised to discover it is bustling and thriving.

She’s only supposed to be in Hope Lake temporarily until she can earn enough money to move back to New York. She’s not supposed to reconnect with her childhood friends or her beloved grandmother. She’s not supposed to find her dream job running the local florist shop. And she’s definitely not supposed to fall for not one but two of Hope Lake’s golden boys: one the beloved high school English teacher, the other the charming town doctor.

With a heart torn between two men and two cities, what’s a girl to do?



Christy's Review

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Meet Me on Love Lane is the second book in Nina Bocci’s ‘Hopeless Romantics’ series, and it was one I was really looking forward to. I loved Henry in the first book and I couldn’t wait to get his story!

Charlotte Bishop is Doctor Bishop’s daughter and is back to Hope Lake for the first time in a few decades. Charlotte moved away when her parents got divorced and never came back. Now, she’s back temporarily to get her life back together. She doesn’t want to connect with anyone, she doesn’t plan on staying, but she quickly falls back into her friend group and starts running a flower shop.

Charlotte is torn between going back to NYC and staying in Hope Lake where she is starting to feel like she’s truly at home. She’s also deciding on if it’s the time for love… she has the attention of her father’s partner, Dr. Maxwell, and Henry, her childhood best friend. As much as I liked Maxwell, I rooted for Henry. I loved him so much from the first book.

I honestly wasn’t expecting this to be a love triangle of sorts. I feel like this was less of a romance (the couple didn’t get together until VERY late in the book) but more a chick lit story of a woman finding herself. It’s not that I didn’t love that aspect, it’s just that I really wanted Henry to have an epic love story that was all his own.

More than anything, I love the small town vibes, found family, and friendships in these stories. I’m excited to read more from this ‘world’ and I have high hopes that Nick and Parker’s story will be fantastic. If you’re looking for a slow burn romance with a fantastic hero and a story of self discovery, be sure to pick this one up!

REVIEW: Landon & Shay Part 2 by Brittainy C Cherry

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Landon & Shay: Part Two, the not to be missed conclusion of the Landon and Shay duet by Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

Get your binge on with this must-read enemies to lovers, second chance romance!

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Once upon a time, I fell in love with a boy.

A beautiful, broken boy who had his own world of struggles.

People warned me against our love, but I didn't listen.

We looked weak.

Young, foolish.
Dangerously in love.
We didn't care.

In order to keep our hearts protected from the opinions of others, we became each other’s secret.

We shared stolen moments. Tender touches. Secretive embraces.

It was our twisted love story, and it worked for us up until our lives changed forever.

The boy I loved became Hollywood’s newest golden boy.

His career blossomed as mine stalled.
He found massive success as I discovered multiple failures.
He made something of himself, while my dreams never came true.
We moved into different realms where our pieces no longer fit together.

In the fairy tales, love conquered all.

In reality, love was the main reason empires began to fall.

I always knew Landon belonged in my story.
He was my beginning, middle, and end.
The only problem? I wasn’t certain I still belonged in his.
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Christy's Review:

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If you’re ever given the chance to choose between being afraid or being brave, be brave.

After reading Landon and Shay’s journey in book one, I was more than ready to see where their story would go in the conclusion. Friends, this one hurt so good, but it was just as fantastic as the first for me!

Shay and Landon are in two different places doing two different things, but they make each other a priority. Landon is in California living the dream, getting into modeling and acting while Shay is still back home going to college. Things seem to be okay for the most part, until something rocks Landon and he slowly starts to withdraw more, starts to change…

This book seriously had me so up in my feels. It made me cry more than once. My heart hurt for both of these characters, and I wanted nothing more than for them to find their happy together. It wasn’t an easy path to get there.
 
“You are my poison,” I whispered, pain in my breaths as my body pressed against his. His lips rolled against my collar bone as he unbuckled my jeans. “You’re my remedy,” he swore, as his mouth pressed against mine.

Landon and Shay’s love story is beautiful, but it’s also complex, broken, and completely messy at times. Landon, bless his broken self, was a mess at times. I loved that Shay didn’t constantly let him walk all over her, though. It was so important to me that she stood up for herself, and I truly believe that was the trigger that got Landon to get the help he needed for real.

I love these two together. They didn’t have the most traditional love story, but gosh. I loved it so much. Books like this speak to my heart. Love, forgiveness, angst, and alllll the feels. It was so so good. Also, this story ties in with ‘Eleanor & Grey’ much more than the first, and I loved that. I especially loved that Karla was in it so much. Her relationship with both Landon and Shay was so special. I also loved that we got more of Shay’s grandma because she’s amazing!

This is an epic duet. What starts as an enemies to lovers story turns into so much more. This is a story of healing and a book that depicts mental illness in such a real way. It’s not your typical romance, but it’s still so beautifully romantic. Landon & Shay’s duet is one I’ll never forget. It was magnificent.
“There’s never going to be anything or anyone else for you. You’re my story. You’re my final page. You’re my final word.”

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About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

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