Your One & Only by Adrianne Finlay

Your One & Only by [Finlay, Adrianne]5 Stars

I LOVED this book. It’s been awhile since I’ve read a YA fantasy, and this one was so good! It’s a unique story which always earns extra points and I didn’t want to put it down which earns even more.

This is a sci-fi dystopian set in a future where humans went extinct due to a plague. Earth is now populated by precise colonies of clones that ensure the population stays at predetermined levels…. and then there’s a love story.

I really loved this book and especially enjoyed the deeper questions woven throughout. What makes a mother? a father? a human? There were so many questions to ponder all set up in a really easy to digest book. I actually think this would be a great book for older teens to read for school because there is a lot to discuss. The only problem with that would be the sexual situations throughout. Seriously though, if you love YA Scifi/Dystopians with a bit of love thrown in then you should really check this book out.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

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Kennedy Ryan takes sports romance out of bounds with LONG SHOT, a deeply emotional, thought-provoking standalone love story set in the exciting world of professional basketball.

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LONG SHOT (A Standalone Basketball Romance)

Release Date: March 22nd

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“Satisfying and soul-gripping! — Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Lucy Score

Synopsis

A FORBIDDEN LOVE SET IN THE EXPLOSIVE WORLD OF THE NBA…

Think you know what it’s like being a baller’s girl?

You don’t.

My fairy tale is upside down.

A happily never after.

I kissed the prince and he turned into a fraud.

I was a fool, and his love – fool’s gold.

Now there’s a new player in the game, August West.

One of the NBA’s brightest stars.

Fine. Forbidden.

He wants me. I want him.

But my past, my fraudulent prince, won’t let me go.

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About Kennedy

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Kennedy Ryan is a Southern girl gone Southern California. A Top 100 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy writes romance about remarkable women who thrive even in tough times, the love they find, and the men who cherish them.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta families living with Autism, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Out of the Darkness by Heather Graham (The Finnegan Connection #3)

Out of the Darkness (The Finnegan Connection #3)4 Stars

Out of the Darkness was my first Finnegan Connection book AND my first Heather Graham. As far as it being the first book I’ve read in the series, I didn’t feel like I missed anything, which is always a great feeling. I also liked Heather Graham’s writing, so that was a definite plus.

The basis of this story is creepy, so when I started reading it that first night I immediately put it back down and picked up something fluffier. Once I got into the story though, I was much more comfortable with it and enjoyed the plot quite a bit. My only complaint would be that the last plot twist felt too forced and ended up annoying me more that enhancing the story. Other than that minor hiccup, I read this pretty quickly. I liked the main characters and wished that we could have seen more of Davey. I was impressed by my first reading of Heather Graham and if I see another book by her I won’t hesitate to pick it up.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

Instead of recapping the story, I’ve included “The Blurb” below.

The Blurb:

A love rekindled…or a deadly reunion?

Even after a decade, Sarah Hampton is haunted by the night that nearly ended in a bloody massacre and destroyed her high school romance with handsome Tyler Grant. Now the horror has returned. It’s a reckoning from the events of that terrifying night—and a love they never let go. Only this time Tyler must protect Sarah from the killer hiding in the darkness…or lose her forever.

Poison Kisses Part 3 by Lisa Renee Jones (Poison Kisses #3)

Poison Kisses Part 3 by [Jones, Lisa Renee]4 Stars

Poison Kisses Part 3 really delivered when it came to the rest of Seth & Amanda’s story. It starts with a flashback to “that day” and then immediately following it we get back to present time. They are as hot as ever together and I liked that there wasn’t any BS to their relationship.

I wasn’t a fan of having the book broken up into 3 parts.The novella length wasn’t fun for me, but this is probably just a personal preference because I don’t like novellas in general.

By the end of the book I really enjoyed Bear’s character. I know that Poison Kisses is a spin-off of Dirty Money, but can we have a spin-off of a spin-off with Bear as the main character?? I can already tell I would love him.

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The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan (The Boys of Jackson Harbor #1)

The Wrong Kind of Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor, #1)
5 Stars

Lexi Ryan ALWAYS delivers and The Wrong Kind of Love is exactly what I needed. It has been quite awhile since a book made me stay up late, but this was it. You know it’s good when you still stay up until 3AM knowing you have to be up at 6.

Nic & Ethan are one of those couples that I just love together. Their “relationship” starts HOT and then turns to ice when he finds out that she’s “the babysitter”. Ethan’s devotion to his daughter doesn’t allow him to bring another woman into his life, but his attraction to Nic is unavoidable. There are  promises kept and secrets revealed and undeniable attraction.

I can’t wait to read the next books in this series. There were hints to the plots coming up and they sound AMAZING. I seriously can’t wait.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

 

 

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The Wrong Kind of Love by Lexi Ryan
Publication Date: February 12th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new standalone romance novel about a runaway bride, a single dad who’s sworn off love, and the kind of family secrets that can threaten to break even the deepest bonds.
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You never forget your wedding day. Or the moment your twin sister pukes on your bouquet and confesses she’s pregnant . . . with your fiancé’s baby.

I wanted to get away, to hide until my heart mended. I found myself in a strange town with a mysterious stranger whose talented mouth and hands almost made me forget it was supposed to be my wedding night.

Afraid to go home to face my broken life, I pretend to be my twin so I can take her job in Jackson Harbor caring for a six-year-old girl. Imagine my surprise when I find out my new boss is my mysterious stranger—Dr. Ethan Jackson.

I never meant for Ethan to discover my secrets. I never meant for them to matter. But the longer I work with him and his sweet daughter, the harder I fall, and the clearer it becomes that I’m not the only one carrying a secret that could tear us apart.

Get ready to fall for the boys of Jackson Harbor in Lexi Ryan’s sexy new contemporary romance series. These books can all be read as standalones, but you’ll enjoy reading them as a series! 

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Excerpt:

“Did somebody hurt you?” My gut knots with the question. You can’t save her, Ethan.

“You could say that.”

I step forward. Maybe that’s why she’s here on this impulsive visit to Jackson Harbor. Maybe she’s running from someone, escaping a home that’s not safe. “Do you have somewhere safe to go?”

“It’s not that kind of hurt,” she whispers. She swallows, and her gaze dips to my mouth. “Why are you so sad?”

Because you remind me of Elena. Because I couldn’t walk away from her either. “I’m just worried about you.” I don’t know if I step closer or if gravity pulls me that way, but in a breath, she’s at my fingertips and my thighs brush her knees.

“Will you do me a favor?” she asks, her attention still on my lips.

“What?”

“Will you kiss me?”

“Nic . . .” I wait for the excuses to find their way onto my tongue, but they don’t, and I realize I don’t want an excuse to walk away from her. My whole body is warm and my fingers itch to touch her. The only thing I want is my mouth on hers. I want to taste her joy and sadness. I want to know how it feels to have that body pressed against mine.

I’m silent a beat too long, and she winces. “Sorry.”

“Don’t be. It’s not that I don’t want to, but you’re vulnerable.”

“Are you always so noble?”

“If you think my thoughts are noble right now, you’re even more naïve than I feared.” I lean my forehead against hers. Christ. Who am I kidding? She’s asking me to do something I’ve been thinking about since I first laid eyes on her. I couldn’t deny her if I wanted to, and I don’t want to. Not even a little.

I cup her face in my hand and run my thumb along her jaw.

She slides a hand behind my neck. “I like the way you look at me. You make me feel sexy. Wanted.”

“Who made you feel like you weren’t?”

“A mistake.”

“Then he didn’t deserve you.” I lower my mouth to hers, telling myself the kiss will be brief, that I won’t get carried away. But then her other hand joins the first behind my neck, and her breasts press against my chest. Her thighs part, and I step between them in my instinctive need to be closer. A soft moan slips from her lips as our mouths connect.

This girl kisses like she does everything else—with unabashed emotion. She doesn’t hide a thing she’s feeling, and I’m hard even before her mouth opens under mine and our tongues sweep across each other.

I thread one hand into her hair and slide the other up her bare leg, my fingers curling into the flesh of her hip while my thumb strokes her inner thigh. Her skirt is bunched around her waist, and it would be so easy to follow this soft skin up and find her panties. She’s making the sexiest sounds, and I’m dying to touch her, to find out if she’s as turned on as she sounds, but I keep my hand where it is and give her the kiss she asked for. I offer the evidence that she’s sexy and desirable, no matter what some asshole made her think.

The Wrong Kind of Love © 2018 by Lexi Ryan

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Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles. A former academic and English professor, Lexi considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her crazy kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com

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How to Be a Scientist by Steve Mould

How to Be a Scientist5 Stars

We LOVE this book!! Seriously. I have 2 boys and we tried a few experiments in this book when I got a copy from NetGalley but then the book expired and my kids were bummed.

Kids bummed over a science book? This book earned itself a permanent spot on our bookshelves. We haven’t done a ton of experiments, but we do pull it out every couple of weeks and try something. What love about this book is that most of the experiments are easy to do with items we already have around the house. So many times we’ve wanted to do experiments we’ve seen in other books or online only to find that we didn’t have all the ingredients or items needed.  Then the excitement over the experiment waned, and I would never go buy the missing items. With this book most of the experiments use things around the house or that most people already have in their homes. It makes it super easy to go from idea to execution.  This is easily THE BEST science experiment book we own.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.

Final Girls by Riley Sager

Final Girls3.5 Stars

Anyone that regularly reads my reviews knows that I’m constantly trying to read outside my comfort genres. I love romances & YA fantasy, so that is what I read the majority of the time. What I don’t mention, is that I prefer to read books written by women. So when I picked up this book that was obviously out of my comfort zone, I assumed it was written by a woman. It’s not, and what’s funny about that is that I shouldn’t have assumed Riley was a female, as one of the best guys in my life has the same name….

What I didn’t know was that I’m not the only woman that prefers books written by other women, so the pen name of Riley Sager was chosen specifically to get around this bias. I have to say that as much as it annoyed me when I found out, that I’m also kind of glad because I really did end up enjoying this book more than I expected to. I never would have picked it up otherwise.

Final Girls felt slow moving at the beginning of the book and I often cringed at the actions of Quincy as they got increasingly more erratic. What kept me going was the desperate need to find out what actually happened that night. I had many guesses, and never really settled on one. I also had a “I hope this happens” that didn’t pan out. What did happen, was that I got blindsided by the truth. I didn’t particularly like the reveal, but it was shocking and I always like that.

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I received an advance reader copy of this book that I have chosen to review.