Category: New Adult


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Sincerely, Carter
by Whitney G.
Publication Date: April 29, 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Friends to Lovers

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Just friends.We’re just friends.

No, really. She’s just my best friend…

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)

Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.

Never thought about it.

Never wanted to.

Until one night changed everything.

At least, it should’ve …

Just friends.

We’re just friends.

I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

 

 

Review

I received an audio copy of this book from IndieSage PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s audio tour promotions.

Friends-to-lovers. While I will always be partial to the second chance romance trope, I have to admit that there is nothing cuter than the good ole friends-to-lovers cliche. Sincerely, Carter is a sweet story about two best friends who never, in theire wildest dreams, thought they would fall in love with each other. But they did. And the journey they took to self discovery, love, and triumph was a great journey I got to go on.

Listening to the story on audio really upped my love for the book. If I just read it on my Kindle, I would have loved the book. But because I also got to listen to the story, it seemed like the characters really came to life. Of course, I have to say that the narrators did a great job of portraying Carter and Ari. I am really glad I got to get my hands on an audio copy of this book. I know I haven’t had anything from this author before. But after Sincerely, Carter, I am definitely going to read her other books as well.

 

 

 

About Whitney G.

A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Claire Gracen) reach through your Kindle and slap them.

She is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Reasonable Doubt,the Mid Life Love Series, the Jilted Bride Series, the My Last Resolution Series, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.

When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop.

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Synopsis

After witnessing an endless string of late nights, long tours, and eager groupies her world-famous father could never resist, Chelsey Young knows the dirty truth behind the glamorous façade of the rockstar life. Which is exactly why she takes hot as hell guitarist Kye Burke to bed when he decides he wants her.

One night. That’s how rockstars roll.

Unless your name is Kye Burke. The quietest of all his brothers, Kye’s style has never really been pumping and dumping, so pursuing Chelsey isn’t a hard choice for him. The hard part is keeping hold of the girl who’s hotter than the Sahara one minute then so cold even Antarctica wouldn’t touch her the next…despite the fact that they can’t stay away from each other.

The fact that he’s about to leave for L.A. to record the newest Dirty B. album doesn’t work in his favor, either. A long-distance relationship is the reason Chelsey’s parents divorced, and she’s sworn them off. Completely. Forever. No way.

Kye has two weeks to prove to Chelsey that he isn’t the kind of man her father is. She has two weeks to convince him that it’s never going to happen. But Kye didn’t get where he is by giving up…and even if it’s the fight of his life, there’s no way he’s giving Chelsey up.

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Review

I received an ARC of this book from InkSlinger PR in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I’m happy to say that I actually got to read all four books in this series. The first book was okay, but it wasn’t my favorite. The second book was a bit better. The third book was probably my favorite in the bunch. However, this book really intrigued me. We’ve all met Kye Burke. We all know his character. I’m sure many ladies have already claimed him as their own. His book really did justice to the Kyle that was introduced early on.

I liked that even if Kye was painted as a nice guy, his story wasn’t boring or predictable. He was also a little dirty. I mean, it’s quite a nice surprise to find a dirty man beneath a nice package. That’s what Kye was. I also liked the book’s heroine. Her story about being a rockstar’s daughter who had a front row seat to the downside of rock and roll fame was believable. It was also different from any other character in the series.

If you’ve read any book from this series at all, you should check out Dirty Tricks. You will definitely swoon over this hero. You will be cheering him on his quest to win the girl. If you’ve never read about the Dirty B men, this is a good place to start, but you should also check out the first three books because you’ll definitely have one great time.

Excerpt

“What,” Chelsey exclaims, “the hell is that?”

With a wide smile spreading across my face, I shove my hands in my pockets like a teenage boy and look at her. “A Christmas tree.”

“Are those . . . penises?”

“Technically, dildos.”

“Like real ones?” She jerks her alarmed gaze to me.

“No. Just plastic.”

She flicks her tongue across her lips. “Uh-huh. Why do you have penises across your Christmas tree?”

“Because he’s an immature little bastard,” Leila answers for me.

“You didn’t stop me,” I shoot back.

“Hell no I didn’t. I cannot wait to see Mom’s face when she sees this!”

“When she sees what?” Mom’s voice creeps through the house ominously, and the close of the door after her sounds like the signal that I should run away.

“Uh . . . I’m just gonna go . . .to the store. . . .” I shuffle toward the door that connects the front room with the kitchen.

Chelsey lifts her eyebrows in amusement, and Dad grabs the back of my shirt so I can’t escape.

You wouldn’t think I was twenty-four. For numerous reasons, obviously.

“Kye Burke, why are there tiny penises on my Christmas tree?”

Her voice is calm. Really calm. I’m even more convinced that I should run. “Merry Cock-mas?”

Mom’s expression is somewhere between insane amusement and extreme frustration.

“I’m just gonna come back later . . .” Chelsey whispers, edging toward the living room door. “When there are less . . . cocks.”

“Good idea! I’ll come with you.” I wrestle out of Dad’s grip and dart behind him, through the kitchen, and into the hall.

Chelsey laughs and grabs my arm, dragging me back into the room. “I said I was going. I didn’t say you were escaping this cock-up.”

“Great choice of words,” Dad chuckles.

Mom pinches the bridge of her nose. “I should have known that when three boys left, one boy would have to make the impression of three,” she says, mostly to herself. “I should have known that the one who never left his little peep alone at two would one day decorate my tree in cocks.”

“Mom! What the hell?” I sputter.

“I should have known that his ball-hoarding obsession at six was a sign of things to come,” she sighs heavily and drops her hand. “After all, there’s one in every boyband. I thought I was ready for this.” Then, she turns to me. “Kye, son, we love you anyway, but I have to ask. Are you gay?”

Chelsey lets go of me, and laughter rips from her. Leila laughs, too, her book falling to the floor. Dad covers his face with his hands, and Mom just stands there in the middle of the room, her eyes wide. Her hands are now clasped in front of her sympathetically, and the tiny upturn of the right side of her mouth explains it all.

“Well played, Mother,” I say reluctantly, walking back toward the front door. “Well. Played.”

Author

By day, New York Times and USA Today bestselling New Adult author Emma Hart dons a cape and calls herself Super Mum to two beautiful little monsters. By night, she drops the cape, pours a glass of whatever she fancies – usually wine – and writes books.

Emma is working on Top Secret projects she will share with her followers and fans at every available opportunity. Naturally, all Top Secret projects involve a dashingly hot guy who likes to forget to wear a shirt, a sprinkling (or several) of hold-onto-your-panties hot scenes, and a whole lotta love.

She likes to be busy – unless busy involves doing the dishes, but that seems to be when all the ideas come to life.

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Synopsis

Brynn Ahearn is gorgeous, fun, and not just a sports nut but an NBA camera woman whose work takes her all over the country. In other words, she’s a walking male fantasy—or at least, she would be if she weren’t so busy keeping the guys at bay. The fact is, with Brynn’s con-man father fresh out of jail and back in her life, dating is just too risky. Haunted by memories of her past, she couldn’t ask any man to gamble with his life for love—even one as addictive as Ford Meyers.

Ford can’t believe his luck when he walks into a bar in Chicago’s Wicker Park and gets an eyeful of Brynn, the one that got away. After the gorgeous redhead blew him off in college, Ford got on with his life and made his fortune as a bestselling game designer, but he’s never found a woman who compared to Brynn. No stranger to success, Ford is used to getting what he wants—and after a scorching stolen kiss, what he wants is a second shot with his first love. To get it, he just has to convince her that he’s man enough to take on the past she can’t leave behind.

Review

I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

It’s sad that I wasn’t able to read the first two books in this series. It’s not like I felt lost reading this book. It’s just that I never say no to a good love story, and seeing the blurbs on the first two, I can see that I would have enjoyed those books as well. Thankfully, this book can be read as a standalone, so I didn’t feel like I just entered a war zone without my battle tools with me. Another good thing about this book was that I truly enjoyed it.

Anybody who knows me knows that I am a sucker for second chance romance. Therefore, this book is a good one for me. It’s not really like other books where the main characters had deeper history. In this book, it’s almost like they ended before they could even begin in the first place. I understood the heroine’s reluctance, but I also admire the hero’s persistence. I liked both main characters a lot.

This book is a great one to pass the time with. It’s an easy read. Not too much angst or gritty, emotional twists. However, any reader will have a nice and quiet time getting to know the characters and their story. I think this is a good book, and I don’t regret a single second I spent reading this.

Author

USA TODAY bestselling author Mira Lyn Kelly grew up in the Chicago area and earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University. She met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy, only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Having spent her twenties working and playing in the Windy City, she’s now settled with her husband in rural Minnesota, where their four beautiful children and naughty dog provide an excess of action and entertainment. When she isn’t reading, writing, or running to keep up with the family, she loves watching movies, blabbing with the girls, and cooking with her husband and friends.

Synopsis

Paralyzed by the past and terrified of the future, Tabitha Kelly is broken.

After a public sex scandal at her college, Tabby moves to a new city with a new school, convinced she can start over. But she soon realizes the changes are not enough. Tabby must take action to help her heal and move on from the past.
And though it sounds crazy, she believes a one-night stand is the best way to take back what’s hers. If she can choose where, when, and most importantly, who … maybe she can regain control.
First, she needs a willing participant.

She finds more than that when she meets Noah Adler.

Unfortunately, she can’t go through with it. And when she tries to forget about the plan—and the guy—it becomes impossible.

Noah quickly weaves his way into her new life and her heart. But as he comes dangerously close to discovering her secret, Tabby’s at risk of losing it all.

Review

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

I’ve read about a couple of books from this author before, and I remember that I enjoyed them. When I saw the opportunity to review this book, I didn’t hesitate to do so. I mean, the worst that could happen was that I wouldn’t like the book. And that’s not really such a bad thing because there are different strokes for different folks, after all, right? Anyway, it is fortunate that I actually enjoyed this book. But let me tell you about the good and the bad.

First, I liked both main characters individually. I don’t think that much happened in the story for me to like them both together, but on their own, they were pretty much well-written and interesting characters. I also liked the pull between them, but I don’t think I ever really got to the point where I was completely sold. All in all, this book was solid. I enjoyed the angst and the challenges. There were a few swoon-worthy moments, but mostly, it was full of angst. Anyway, for an NA novel, I’d say this belonged in the middle of the pack. Not the best, but definitely one of the good ones.

Author

Clare James is the author of steamy contemporary romance and new adult novels: BEFORE YOU GO,MORE, DIRTY LITTLE LIES, TALK TO ME, and JUST LISTEN. A former dancer, Clare still loves to get her groove on—mostly to work off her beloved cupcakes and red wine.

A fan of spunky women, gorgeous guys, and super-hot romance, Clare spends most of her time lost in books. She lives in Minneapolis with her two leading men—her husband and young son—and loves to hear from her fans.

Synopsis

One shy lost soul.
One silent lonely heart.
One love to save them both.

Life has never been easy for twenty-year-old Levi Carillo. The youngest of the Carillo boys, Levi is nothing like his older brothers. He isn’t dark in looks or intimidating to everyone he meets. In fact, he’s quite the opposite. Haunted by a crippling shyness and the tragic events of his past, Levi spends his days with his head buried in his books, or training hard for his college football team. Too timid to talk to girls, Levi stays as far away as possible and completely on his own… until he saves the life of a troubled pretty blonde, a troubled pretty blonde that might just be the exception to his rule.

Elsie Hall is homeless. Or at least that’s all anyone ever sees. Everyday is a fight for survival on the cold streets of Seattle, everyday a struggle to find food and keep warm. Alone in life—a life that’s dangerous and cruel—her will to keep going is an ever-losing battle. In her world of silence, Elsie has given up hope that her life will contain anything but constant struggle and pain… until the beautiful boy she has severely wronged comes to her rescue at precisely the right time.

Review

I received an ARC of this book from Have Book Will Read in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I love Tillie Cole. She is my queen when it comes to books. There is nto a single book from her that I did not love. I have many favorite authors, but she probably has the top spot all to herself. Unlike my other favorite, KA, Tillie’s characters are never interchangeable. Her stories are not formulaic. Every book is different. Every plot is unpredictable. Just when you thought you knew what the book was all about, Ms. Cole will surprise you with her twists and turns.

I loved the Sweet Home series ever since Molly bumped into Rome on her first day at the unversity. Since then, I’ve devoured every series installment as if there was no tomorrow. The Carillo brothers are among my favorite heroes for all times. I loved Sweet Hope, and I really thought the brothers’ story ended with Axel. Therefore, reading Sweet Soul was such a treat for me. I initially didn’t see just how Levi’s story would come in, but once again, Ms. Cole delivers the best kind of story for this youngest Carillo.

I cannot recommend this book enough. In fact, I cannot recommend Tillie Cole enough. I wish the whole world got to read at least one book from her because they’ll all become a fan right away. She’s addictive, and there’s always something for everybody in any of her series. Anyway, Sweet Soul is yet another gem in her crown. I love her as an author, and I love the books she she’s written. They are truly big gifts to readers like me.

Author

Amazon & USA Today Best Selling Author, Tillie Cole is a Northern girl through and through. She originates from a place called Teesside on that little but awesomely sunny (okay I exaggerate) Isle called Great Britain. She was brought up surrounded by her English rose mother — a farmer’s daughter, her crazy Scottish father, a savagely sarcastic sister and a multitude of rescue animals and horses.