Midnight Heat by J.L. White (Firework Girls #2)

5 Stars!

This book was smoldering! I started it after 9PM last night and finished it before noon today. I couldn’t put it down no matter how hard I tried (except… you know… sleep). I liked Forbidden Heat, but I LOVED Midnight Heat.

Chloe and Grayson are just perfect. Their story gave me butterflies and had me swooning from the very beginning.

Chloe met Grayson on the night her wedding was originally scheduled for. The one that she would have been having if her fiance hadn’t ditched her 3 months before the big day… for his lab partner.  She’s out with a few of the Firework Girls to keep her mind off her Almost Wedding when she meets Grayson. There’s an immediate attraction and one thing leads to another resulting in a one night stand. A one night stand that seems like it might be love at first sight.

It’s too soon for her to get attached to another man, so of course she runs.

She leaves him behind but can’t keep her mind off him. A few months later, one of her best friends brings him to a destination wedding as her date. This friend never knew about Grayson, and Chloe can’t bring herself to explain the situation. The feelings are still there though, and seeing him with her is torture.

Like I said before, I couldn’t put this book down and the emotions are portrayed so genuinely that you feel everything going on in the book. While reading this, I fell in love with Grayson, and wanted Chloe to get her happily ever after so badly. This is an 18+ book, and has some pretty steamy scenes. I read a lot, and often find myself just skimming the sex scenes because there are only so many ways they can be written. These were good. Very Good.

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I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

NEW Stephenie Meyer Book Announced!!!

Stephenie Meyer just announced the release of a new “spy thriller”. The Chemist will make its debut November 15th. This is definitely not in one of my comfort genres so I’m anxious to see how I like it. BUUUUUUT I still pre-ordered it.

SYNOPSIS:

In this gripping page-turner, an ex-agent on the run from her former employers must take one more case to clear her name and save her life.

She used to work for the U.S. government, but very few people ever knew that. An expert in her field, she was one of the darkest secrets of an agency so clandestine it doesn’t even have a name. And when they decided she was a liability, they came for her without warning.

Now, she rarely stays in the same place or uses the same name for long. They’ve killed the only other person she trusted, but something she knows still poses a threat. They want her dead, and soon.

When her former handler offers her a way out, she realizes it’s her only chance to erase the giant target on her back. But it means taking one last job for her ex-employers. To her horror, the information she acquires only makes her situation more dangerous.

Resolving to meet the threat head on, she prepares for the toughest fight of her life, but finds herself falling for a man who can only complicate her likelihood of survival. As she sees her choices being rapidly whittled down, she must apply her unique talents in ways she never dreamed of.

In this tautly plotted novel, Meyer creates a fierce and fascinating new heroine with a very specialized skill set. And she shows once again why she’s one of the world’s bestselling authors.

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The Love Square by Jessica Calla

4 Stars

The Blurb:

Clare Davis hates everything about L.A. Well, almost everything…

Accustomed to a small town life in Nebraska, Clare is miserable in her new role as manager of an L.A. bookstore. She yearns to return to the simple life on her family’s farm. That is until she literally runs into up-and-coming movie star Dylan Barnes.

Dylan resents the Hollywood limelight. Awaiting the premiere of his first feature film, it would be nice to meet someone real—just not someone who rear-ends his BMW with her oversized truck. Dylan is instantly attracted to Clare and her Midwestern charm. And as he shows her the wonders of California, Clare can’t resist falling in love with the Golden State and its newest star.

From West Coast to East, friendship and love are equally complicated…

On the East Coast, Dylan’s childhood friend, Alex Popovich, loves his carefree life as a minor league ballplayer. He’s the man-whore of Brooklyn, playing the field in more ways than one. So when real feelings for his best friend erupt, Alex isn’t interested.

A gorgeous ballroom dancer-slash-office worker, Jenna Stecco wants her best friend, Alex, to take a leap from friends to more. Busy having one night stands, Alex is quick to let Jenna go, telling her it’s time to give up lost hopes and move on with life.

Complicated turns full on crazy with a tangled love square…

When Dylan returns to New York City, he meets up with Alex and is introduced to the stunning Jenna. Believing Clare is unavailable and Alex isn’t interested, Dylan and Jenna share a night of passion and embark on a long-distance relationship.

Everyone is thrown by this love square, as Dylan, Jenna, Alex, and Clare struggle with their feelings for each other. When Jenna reveals a secret that will change their lives, all hell breaks loose.

As the love square crumbles, the four friends must find a way to rebuild or risk losing love forever.

SPOILER ALERT!!

 

Sometimes you just want a sweet romance that makes you smile and this was perfect for that…. until Dylan met Jenna. Then the angst began, and I couldn’t take it…. so, I sneaked a peek at the end of the book. Seeing that it had an amazing happily ever after allowed me to continue through the book with ease. I went along for the ride and enjoyed it. The characters are real and alive. I want to be friends with Alex, Dylan, Clare & Jenna. Each one had their own distinct personality and voice.

You know from the very beginning who belongs together and know who you want to root for, but when Dylan and Jenna get together the chemistry between them surprises you. The passion is there, and you don’t know how everything can turn out peacefully.

Jenna unwrapped her arms from his neck to hand him the conditioner. As he squeezed it into his hand and started gently rubbing it into her hair, she embraced him again. She leaned back to rinse it out without letting go and sighed as he ran his hands through her hair to help.

“Do me?” he asked as he reached behind her for the shampoo.

“I did.”

He grinned, and she almost passed out right there in the shower. “I mean my hair.”

“Oh, so you joined me in here to actually get clean, not dirty.” Jenna let go of him and bent her head under the water to rinse more thoroughly

“Maybe we can do both.”

This book was an enjoyable, light summer read. It kept me interested, and there was more than one night that I wanted to stay up reading even though I already knew how it would turn out.

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I received a copy of the book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

5 STARS!!!!!

POSSIBLE SPOILER ALERT!!!!!

I can’t say enough how much I loved this book. Words cannot adequately express the book hangover I am experiencing right now. I loved A Court of Thorns and Roses, but I MORE THAN LOVE A Court of Mist and Fury. I am a big fan of book series, and often reread the first book in a series exponentially more than the rest of the books just because I love world building. This is the 1st time that I know I will be skipping the first book in favor of the sequel. Everything was better. Everything. The world, the characters, the backstory, the love. I know I should be waiting to write this review, because at the moment I’m just babbling incoherently, but you NEED to read this book. NOW.

Rhysand was a highlight of ACOTAR. It is the first time I can ever remember being truly intrigued by a villain. I’ve always heard about “the villain you love to hate”, but I’ve never had one, until Rhysand. And then Sarah Maas flipped it on me. She made me love Rhysand. Love him, love him.

He thinks he’ll be remembered as the villain in the story. But I forgot to tell him that the villain is usually the person who locks up the maiden and throws away the key. He was the one who let me out.

And poor Tamlin. He was the only main character in ACOTAR that I felt didn’t get enough of a build. And it turns out I was right, but for all the wrong reasons. I can’t remember a book where I have so completely changed my mind about a character. I was on team Tamlin, and wanted them to have a happily ever after. Now he’s no longer a good guy, and it took awhile for me to wrap my head (and my heart) around that one.

I am so excited that I want to preorder the next book now. But it’s not available yet. I think the book has a few scenes that are too sexually explicit for the average teen, but I think the book also sends a strong message of female empowerment. I loved it.

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