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Review

I received a copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review and as part of the book’s blog tour promotions.

I read the first two books in this series. I wasn’t really that big of a fan. Probabl because the YA/NA genre isn’t really my top choice. However, every once in a while, I try out authors whose books get good reviews. That’s why I started out with this series. I liked the first two books because the main characters were young and believable. The stories were typical of young love, and those are usually always the sweetest kind.

Stupid Love was a bit more dramatic because of the sobs stories of the main characters. I liked the heroine because she was kind of your typical liberated schoolgirl. She knew what she wanted, and she worked on getting those. She was also strong for someone in her situation. I also liked the hero because it’s refreshing to read a male main character written like he was. Usually, it’s always the heroines who are serious, smart, and different.

All in all, though, it wasn’t as stellar as I would have hoped. It is still enjoyable and is a good read. I just think there are many other NA/YA novels that had a better mix of drama and angst than this one.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Stupid Girl

Book 2 – Stupid Boy

Book 3 – Stupid Love

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Review

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

This is my first book from this author. The reason I picked this book up was that the blurb sounded really intriguing. Of course, the story was all in all a good, solid one. I liked the heroine because she was fiercely determined. I like books where the heroines are not simpering weaklings who become victims of choice and circumstance. In this case, Cora had a goal, one that showed how loyal she is and how much she values family.

I was expecting to be mildly entertained. I am surprised to have liked this book more than I expected. I mean, I’ve been burned many times whenever I try out new-to-me authors. Thankfully, I ended up liking this book enough to want to read the next installment. It may have focused too much on the romance and lost the suspense element somewhere along the way, but I’m not complaining. Hopefully, the next installment will be better and edgier.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Vindicate

Book 2 – Atone

 

 

Review

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

I was really excited to read this book because of its blurb. It promised drama, angst, and danger. In that sense, it actually more than delivered. The Wrath Of Cain has a heartless hero who led an MC on his own, at a young age, I would add. He was a different man from the one that broke the heroine’s heart six years ago. This hero we get in the book was rough, dangerous, and fierce.

What I liked most about the book was actually the heroine. I mean, she wasn’t perfect, and not everybody will actually like her, but I enjoyed reading the chapters that were on her POV. I enjoyed reading the first part, despite it ending in heartbreak. I liked the growth and development she had over the years she spent in college and far away from the hero. I couldn’t like the hero the same way, but I could understand why he was the way he was, I guess.

This book had thrill and suspense. A lot of the mystery was actually revealed early, so as a reader who doesn’t like surprises, this was something I appreciated. All in all, this is a solid story that will undoubtedly entertain any reader. I like it enough to grab the next installment when it comes out.

Excerpt

My brain finally catches up with the fact I’m naked in front of Cain for the first time in six years. I sit up in a rush of water and bring my knees to my chest, resting my chin on top of them.

“You… you shouldn’t be in here.”

“You wouldn’t answer me,” he says exasperatedly.

“Well, no shit. My head was underwater. That still doesn’t give you the right to just walk in here.”

“When you don’t answer me when I’m standing right outside of a wide open door, not to mention the fact this is my house… well, then I think I have every fucking right. Don’t you?”

“No, I don’t. You could have just peeked in and seen I was fine and waited. Was this some kind of ploy for you to get me right where you wanted me? Are you so afraid that the minute you turn your back on me I will up and try to leave? Are you going to watch my every move? Or did you have an ulterior motive in suggesting I shower, just so I could strip down naked and you could make damn sure I didn’t go anywhere? So tell me what the hell it is, because this back and forth, hot and cold game you’ve started is really starting to piss me the hell off!”

I glare up at him, not quite able to read his eyes.

What I do know is that the sexual tension between the two of us is so strong, it’s working triple overtime. There’s only one tiny little obstacle in our way… and that would be our past. The fact that I can’t trust him. He broke every bit of it the same day he broke my heart. One of us needs to give in, take charge so we can just fuck and move on.

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Review

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

I like second chance romances. That’s why when I read the previous book in this series and found out that this book was coming next, I was immediately excited. Since the beginning of this series, it was always a given that Gavin and Dixie belonged together. However, their love story was full of ups and downs and the right-love-wrong-time kind of thing.

Missing Dixie is something you shouldn’t miss, especially if you’ve followed this series or if you’ve read Leaving Amarillo. This book is touching, hopeful, sweet, sad, and worth every emotion you go through while you’re reading it. I’m not always a fan of new adult and rock star contemporary romance novels, but I make an exception for really good books and great authors who know how to make their readers fall in love. This series and this author just happens to be one of the good ones, and this book is a really good book to check out.

Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Leaving Amarillo

Book 2 – Loving Dallas

Book 3 – Missing Dixie

Featured Author Review And Giveaway: Sweet Fall – Tillie Cole

 

 

Review

I already said this, but this book has got to be the most difficult one to read out of Tillie Cole’s books, and I’ve read all of her currently published ones. Sweet Fall was a hard read, but I just couldn’t stop reading it. Well, actually, there were times when I just wanted to stop, especially those scenes where the heroine was battling with that inner voice that haunted her. I didn’t stop because I knew stopping would mean I would miss the best part of the book, which is every single part.
I don’t know that I could have loved Lexi Hart is she was written by another author. Tillie Cole did an amazing job in writing a character who battled a disorder that a lot of afflicted people find hard to fight. I honestly don’t understand how someone could have that disorder, but that does not mean I don’t empathize with people who do. Reading about Lexi Hart made me thankful that I am me, and I didn’t have the same demons that she had. She was the best thing about this book. The hero was great too, but come on, if you have a heroine like Lexi Hart, it’s kind of difficult for any other character to top that.
In Tillie Cole’s opening message, she mentioned something personal that was related to the disorder that Lexi Hart had, and I know how difficult this must have been for her to write, with the book being so close to home, and I commend her for doing a wonderful job with the whole book. I am sad because I’ve seen some bad reviews about the book, and while I respect other people’s opinions, I just couldn’t understand how anybody could NOT like Sweet Fall. Anyway, this book deserves every bit of the five red hearts that I am giving it. I would recommend it without a doubt, except that I would probably want to tell people that this is way darker than Sweet Home and Sweet Rome, and it needs a strong person to appreciate it.
Reading Order [book-series]

Book 1 – Sweet Home

Book 1.5 – Sweet Rome

Book 2 – Sweet Fall

Book 3 – Sweet Hope

Book 4 – Sweet Soul

 

 

 

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