Random Acts of Trust by Julia Kent

I received an ARC for an honest review.

This is Amy and Sam’s story. Apparently this is not the first book, but that’s ok. 

Let me start by saying the book was very poetic at times and beautifully written.

I started out liking this book. I wanted to love it. If you’ve read my blog, then you know how I feel about the author being the artist and the book being their art. I hate criticizing someone’s art. But by accepting this ARC, I have a responsibility to give an HONEST review.

I want to soften the blow by acknowledging what I liked about the book…but that’s difficult. I don’t want to give anything away, but I will say 2 words. Male. Stripper. And he takes the job after they get together without her knowledge. This is also a sort of second chance romance. But what drives me crazy is when the woman takes the man back initially… no questions. He just kisses her, and she kisses him back! What is that? It totally ruffles my feminist feathers. To make matters worse, the whole stripper thing is never resolved, nor is the fact that he had another woman’s tongue down his throat. 

Here’s the thing, I have read amazing books, where the relationships are “complicated”. S. C. Stephens Thoughtless series is one of my favorites. But there is accountability. There is atonement. This was not like that. For me, this was all angst without the happy. I’m sorry. I would try another book by this author. Again…especially to the author, in sorry 😦

The Scars Between Us by MK Schiller

I received an ARC for an honest review.

So this doesn’t happen often, but there are rare occasions when I read a book, especially one that I just happened upon, that I almost shudder to think, what would have happened if I never read this book. I’m not trying to be dramatic, however I never read anything by this author, but the title got me. So, I applied for the advanced reviewers copy.

I am so glad I got it! 

Emma and Aiden have a very interesting beginning. I won’t tell any details. It’s rare that a book takes me off guard and on a compelling journey from

chapter one, but this book is one of them. 

About a quarter through this book my heart melts when I see how Aiden and Emma really see eachother. It’s not lust, it’s soul deep love in the making. By half way through I am in love with this couple.

They have so much to over come, but love like theirs, it’s worth everything!
Rating 1-5

5 plus stars on everything!!!!

The Scars Between Us by MK Schiller

I received an ARC for an honest review.

So this doesn’t happen often, but there are rare occasions when I read a book, especially one that I just happened upon, that I almost shudder to think, what would have happened if I never read this book. I’m not trying to be dramatic, however I never read anything by this author, but the title got me. So, I applied for the advanced reviewers copy.

I am so glad I got it! 

Emma and Aiden have a very interesting beginning. I won’t tell any details. It’s rare that a book takes me off guard and on a compelling journey from

chapter one, but this book is one of them. 

About a quarter through this book my heart melts when I see how Aiden and Emma really see eachother. It’s not lust, it’s soul deep love in the making. By half way through I am in love with this couple.

They have so much to over come, but love like theirs, it’s worth everything!
Rating 1-5

5 plus stars on everything!!!!

Trying Sophie by Rebecca Norinne

Trying Sophie: A Doublin Rugby Romance by Rebecca Norinne
I received an ARC for an honest review.
This book takes us from childhood to adulthood. As kids, Sofie hated Declan because he made her life a lonely, nightmare with his teasing. Declan teased the girl he had his biggest crush on. Now, all these years later, can they find love even though they live worlds apart? 

I have to give you a snidbit of the heated texted in this book…

“When we finally reached our room, instead of tapping the keycard to the lock, Declan backed me up against the wall. When his eyes roved over my face and he stared down at me in wonder—like he couldn’t believe we were doing this—all rational thought fled. His lips hovered over mine, teasing, and I held my breath, waiting for him to kiss me. His hand cupped my cheek and I leaned into him as he angled my mouth where he wanted it.”
Yea…then it gets real.

So good!!!

This book was sweet and sexy. There was definitely some times when I held my breath, but Sofie and Declan are lovable characters that I would want revisit.

For Forester by J. Nathan

I received an ARC for an honest review. Marin and Trace… the chemistry between these two made me weak in the knees, I swear!

Despite him

being so much younger, he was commanding in all the ways that counted. This story has so much heart. I got so wrapped up in it that at certain parts my stomach was literally in knots. The love that Marin has for her son is just so beautiful. Trace…with Marin’s son, I can’t!!! I sighed at every interaction and every bonding moment.

This is a great read that you will not be able to put down! Now I have to read book 1. I hate when I read out of order, but such is life.

Rating 1-5

  • Swoon worthy-5
  • Loyal-3
  • Funny4
  • Likable characters-5
  • Heart warming-5
  • Angst-5
  • Page turner-5
  • Would recommend-5

Dating the Billionaire by Poppy Dunne

I received an ARC for an honest review.

Dalia is a modern day yenta (matchmaker, for those who haven’t seen Fiddler on the Roof)She is so funny and witty, that I want to find her and make her my best friend…oh wait…she’s not real. Damn.
I had to read this book so disjointedly, but to the credit of the writer and the story, I just got pulled right back in every time!
I loved loved everything about this story. I love that there were no misunderstandings. I love that both parties were loyal. I loved how organically everything fell when not Place. I loved how funny it was ! I am now a huge fan of Poppy Dunne and want to read everything she’s written! Go get this book! You won’t be disappointed !

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