Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Review ~ Every Moment With You by J.E. Parker

Title: Every Moment With You
Series: Redeeming Love
Author: J.E. Parker
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2017

Two broken hearts. One second chance. Maddie
I've loved Hendrix Cole ever since I was a little girl.
From the moment I first saw him, I knew that one day, he'd be mine.
And he was. At least... until he threw it all away.
I gave Hendrix my heart and he shattered it into a million pieces.
I begged him not to leave. Still, he walked away.

It's been six years since I've seen him.
But now a cruel twist of fate just brought us face-to-face.
He swears he never meant to hurt me.
He begs me for another chance.
I still love him. Always have. Always will.
But can I trust him?
Losing him once almost killed me.
I won't survive if it happens again.
I've loved Maddie Davis ever since I was a kid.
From the moment I first saw her, I knew that one day, she'd be mine.
I was right.
Maddie gave me her heart and I gave her my ring.
But like the screw-up my father says I am, I blew it.
Before I could explain, she vanished.
Our love? Gone in the blink of an eye.
I know I hurt her and I hate myself for it.
Now she's back.
This is my chance.
I won't let her walk away.
Not again.
Maddie is mine.

My Opinion

Let me start this review by saying I love second chance romances. The drama, the pain, the angst, and of course the make-up and forgiveness. I love watching two people reconnect so I couldn't resist requesting Every Moment With You when I saw it.

Now, I haven't heard of this author until I saw the email with this title. Therefore, I didn't know what to expect in regards to style or writing. What I ended up getting was a book that kept me hooked from start to finish. I struggled to put it down even though I was staying up well into the morning.

Every Moment With You was a captivating read. I liked the emotional intensity between Hendrix and Maddie. I felt the connection between them and thought they worked well together. Their bond was strong and believable. I felt for them both.

As for the plot, the majority of it was good. It kept me hooked and I found it an enjoyable read. In general I thought it was paced well too. My only reason for not rating it a 5 is that I felt the author skipped over some significant scenes by fast forwarding 6 years too soon. There was one vital scene that was the basis for the entire need for a second chance romance missed out and I would have liked to see that conversation/fight play out. It would have added a lot more emotion for me. 

Nevertheless, overall, I did enjoy this book. I'd definitely recommend it.

J.E. Parker is an American romance author who was born and raised in the great state of North Carolina. A southern belle at heart, she’s addicted to sweet tea, Cheerwine, and peach cobbler. Not only is J.E. married to the man of her dreams (albeit a total pain in the rear), she’s also the mother of a herd of sweet (sometimes), and angelic (only when they’re sleeping) children. Despite their occasional demonic behavior and bottomless stomachs, J.E. loves her little tribe more than words could ever express. On the weekends, you can find her sitting on the couch, cheering on (or cursing) her favorite football team, stuffing her face with junk food, and guzzling a bottle of cheap red wine. When she’s not busy making sure her husband doesn’t burn the house down or acting as a referee for her fighting children, J.E. enjoys reading, writing (obviously), and listening to a wide variety of music.


Saturday, 2 December 2017

Review ~ Imperfect by Willow Winters

Imperfect (Sins and Secrets Duet, #1)Imperfect by Willow Winters
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

This was okay. It started off strong but it had me skimming the more it went on. I knew there would be a cliff hanger and I'm torn about whether or not to continue. There's a part of me that wants to finish Mason and Julia's story, but there's also a part of me that doesn't want to read another book about them. I don't know why, but I struggled to connect with them. I wish it had been kept as one book-because it could have been--rather than split. I'm not sure how much longer my attention will last and I don't want to pay for a book I'm not sure will give me the satisfaction and resolve I want based on how quickly the end comes about in this one.

*Ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Friday, 1 December 2017

Review ~ Finding Lyla by Cate Beauman

Finding Lyla (The Bodyguards of L.A. County, #10)Finding Lyla by Cate Beauman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

For the most part I liked this book. The story and relationship interested me, but I think it could have been cut down a bit. I felt at times pacing was the issue. I knew what was going to happen and I just wanted it all to kick off. Personally, I thought it took too long to get to the action.

Nevertheless, it did hold my attention until the end. I might have skimmed more during the last 40%, but I did enjoy the story.

*Ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Thursday, 30 November 2017

Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd

Vegas Love (Love Series,  #1)Vegas Love by Jillian Dodd
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Vegas Love was a cute and lighthearted read. It was fun book about a Vegas wedding that held my interest more than I expected it to.

I checked out the reviews before downloading this book even though it was free. I was slightly torn about whether I'd like it since some of the more negative reviews flagged some things not a fan of. However, I decided to give it a go and I'm pleased I did because I didn't agree with the 1 and 2 stars I read. I ended up really enjoying this and it was a perfect read to relax with.

I will agree with other reviews and say it didn't exactly delve too deeply into the character, either their backstory or their personality. However, I didn't care. I wanted a chilled read I didn't h e to think about and that's what I got. Cash and Ashlynn were a cute couple and I did think there was chemistry between them.

Overall, this book surprised me in a good way. It was exactly what I needed.

*Ebook downloaded for free via Amazon.

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Review ~ Game On by Katie McCoy

Game On (Players, #1)Game On by Katie McCoy
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Game On was a cute read. I found it via BookBub, but had never heard of the author before. The cover initially pulled me in and the blurb sounded interesting. Therefore, considering it was free I couldn't really resist downloading it.

Not knowing what to expect from this author, I found myself pleasantly surprised. McCoy's writing flowed well and I quickly became lost in her story. It was a sweet romance and things developed at a good pace. The events kept me interested and intrigued, but they weren't too drama-filled. It was a perfect book to relax with. It was something easy that could put a smile on my face.

As for the characters, I enjoyed watching Nathan and Sophie grow together. I definitely believed in the spark between them and thought they bounced off each other well. I especially liked the arcade section.

Overall, this was a pleasant read to relax with. It was an easy story that didn't require much thought from me, which was what I needed, but it was paced well and held my attention. I loved the sport element and would definitely recommend it.

*Ebooks downloaded via Amazon for free.

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