Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #134: Walk the Edge

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.

Anyone can play along. Just go HERE to learn how to participate.

This week my teasers come from 
Walk the Edge (Thunder Road #2) by Katie McGarry:
Teasers: "If you want wild - if you want a kiss that breaks the rules, I'll give you one, but not here, not now."
I think my heart exploded. Razor of the Reign of Terror - the guy all the girls have dreamed about for years - has offered to kiss me.
(Loc 26%)

What are you reading this week?
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Monday, August 29, 2016

Broken Prince - Review

Broken Prince (The Royals #2)

By: Erin Watt

Published: July 25, 2016 by Timeout LLC

350 pages

Source: Personal Kindle Library

(Goodreads / Amazon)

These Royals will ruin you…

From wharf fights and school brawls to crumbling lives inside glittery mansions, one guy tries to save himself.

Reed Royal has it all—looks, status, money. The girls at his elite prep school line up to date him, the guys want to be him, but Reed never gave a damn about anyone but his family until Ella Harper walked into his life.

What started off as burning resentment and the need to make his father’s new ward suffer turned into something else entirely—keep Ella close. Keep Ella safe. But when one foolish mistake drives her out of Reed’s arms and brings chaos to the Royal household, Reed’s entire world begins to fall apart around him.

Ella doesn’t want him anymore. She says they’ll only destroy each other.

She might be right.

Secrets. Betrayal. Enemies. It’s like nothing Reed has ever dealt with before, and if he’s going to win back his princess, he’ll need to prove himself Royally worthy.
Although not as yummy as book one, it was still a delicious story.

Where book one was solely told from the POV of Ella, book two alternates between Ella and Reed's POV. I got a little irritated with Ella's "leave me alone" attitude towards Reed without really hearing him out for what she thinks she saw going on at the end of the last book...and that lasted for over half of the book.

One thing is for sure, these Royal men have a hard time not keeping secrets and being 100% up front and honest with each other, especially the family that are so loyal to. Messed up...each Royal man has some serious emotional issues ever since their mother committed suicide. There's more turns and surprises and cliff hangers, so book 3 is sure to be another joyride. I just hope the heat factor doesn't go down.

At only 350 pages, I find myself feeling a bit of sadness at the end because I just want to keep reading. The Royal brothers are just that entertaining! As twisted a life as they lead, with all the blackmailing, the vices, the unhealthy coping, the women, the money, they will pull you in like no one's business. And it does not help that they are all extremely gorgeous men. In this part of the story they become very protective of Ella and she begins to see them as family.

Fans of NA contemporary romance this series is a MUST read!

Top Favorite Quotes:
Is there a real life block button? Because I need that in my life."

Those boys wear T-shirts and shredded jeans. When I first saw them, I labeled them thugs. They don't look like prep-school kids. They look like dock workers with their heavy muscles, broad shoulders, and messy hair.

"I see you. I see your hurt and your loneliness. I see your pride, and the way it stops you from leaning on anyone. I see your big heart, and how you want to save the world..."

His words, gah, his words are like sunshine baking sweetness into every pore of my body.

Language: 3 (high)
Mature Content: 2-3 (medium - high)
Final Rating: 4 stars

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Post #186

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

The Chosen Knights (The Angel Knights #1) by Mary Ting
Buy Link: Amazon






Planned Posts:
Review - Broken Prince (The Royals #2) by Erin Watt
ARC Thursday Review - The Angel Knights novella

We had a full week with the normal kids school activities, early mornings and late nights. Then a Friday night football game AND the beginning of a volleyball tournament which carried on into Saturday morning. Unfortunately my daughter's team lost out after 3 games, but 2 of those 3 games were so close in the matches to winning. It was really cool to see her playing as well as she did for her first time in the sport. I'm thankful that my kids aren't afraid to try new things and love being active! People ask all the time what age I think has been the most challenging in raising our kids so far. I think all ages have some form of challenge but thankfully these teen years (son is 14.5 and daughter is a couple months shy of 13) so far have been growth years. Sure, teenagers can be moody and sensitive and know-it-alls but they can also be wise and engaging and funny! It helps to remember what you yourself were like at that age. It's a great buffer for not unloading all your wrath on them when they lose their minds at times. Due to our busy schedule, I found my reading this week to slow down a tad but I'm hoping to pick back up this week and finish at least 2 books.

If you are reading last books in a series you should participate with us in our 3rd year of the 2016 Series Ender Reading Challenge! Anyone can sign up to participate until December 15, 2016! Go HERE for full details and to sign up. We have a giveaway EVERY month open to those that link up reviews and a BIG giveaway open to everyone that participates through the year. Don't miss out!

Enjoy your week!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

2016 Series Ender Reading Challenge: August Wrap Up

Time for our eighth Monthly Wrap Up for the 2016 Series Enders Reading Challenge hosted by Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know and Holly @ Words Fueled by Love!

Since the July Wrap Up, Sandy finished one series ender this month: Winter (Lunar Chronicles, # 4) by Marissa Meyer. Holly didn't finish any series enders this month.

Which series enders did you finish? Link up below. Don't forget to include the title, your name, & your blog name (Ex: Requiem - Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know) Also, the August giveaway runs from August 25th - September 25th. On September 25th we will use random.org and the linky entries to pull a winner.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Waiting on Our Chemical Hearts

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly post hosted by Breaking the Spine.
Each week bloggers participate to share a book they can't wait to get their hands on.

This week I'm waiting on:

Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Expected Publication: September 6, 2016
Preorder Buy Link: Amazon
John Green meets Rainbow Rowell in this irresistible story of first love, broken hearts, and the golden seams that put them back together again.

Henry Page has never been in love. He fancies himself a hopeless romantic, but the slo-mo, heart palpitating, can't-eat-can't-sleep kind of love that he's been hoping for just hasn't been in the cards for him—at least not yet. Instead, he's been happy to focus on his grades, on getting into a semi-decent college and finally becoming editor of his school newspaper. Then Grace Town walks into his first period class on the third Tuesday of senior year and he knows everything's about to change.

Grace isn't who Henry pictured as his dream girl—she walks with a cane, wears oversized boys' clothes, and rarely seems to shower. But when Grace and Henry are both chosen to edit the school paper, he quickly finds himself falling for her. It's obvious there's something broken about Grace, but it seems to make her even more beautiful to Henry, and he wants nothing more than to help her put the pieces back together again. And yet, this isn't your average story of boy meets girl. Krystal Sutherland's brilliant debut is equal parts wit and heartbreak, a potent reminder of the bittersweet bliss that is first love.
What are you waiting on this week?

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Teaser Tuesday #133: Ugly Love

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB of Books and a Beat.

Anyone can play along. Just go HERE to learn how to participate.

This week my teasers come from 
Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover:
Teasers: "I don't care if you drink my juice, Tate."
Oh, wow.
That was an oddly sexy sentence.
(Loc 14%)

What are you reading this week?
Share a teaser with me!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Paper Princess - Review

Paper Princess (The Royals #1)

By: Erin Watt

Published: April 3, 2016

370 pages


(Goodreads / Amazon)

From strip clubs and truck stops to southern coast mansions and prep schools, one girl tries to stay true to herself.

These Royals will ruin you…

Ella Harper is a survivor—a pragmatic optimist. She’s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she’ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother’s death, Ella is truly alone. 

Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.

Reed doesn’t want her. He says she doesn’t belong with the Royals.

He might be right.

Wealth. Excess. Deception. It’s like nothing Ella has ever experienced, and if she’s going to survive her time in the Royal palace, she’ll need to learn to issue her own Royal decrees. 
Delicious and scandalous are two words that come to mind immediately after finishing this story! And OH MAN! That ending?!?!?

Poor girl Ella was raised by a single Mom. A single parent who happened to strip to pay the bills. Though their life was simple, it was all Ella needed, because she felt loved by her mom. But at age 15 her mom got cancer and for 2 years she herself had to turn to stripping to help pay the medical bills plus 2 other jobs and going to school full time. Her life drastically changes when a handsome 40's something man shows up in a suit that costs more than one month of her living expenses. He claims to be her legal guardian and the best friend of her father. The father she's never met. The father she was only told was a sailor and left a really expensive watch for her to have. Basically kidnapping her, because she doesn't exactly go willingly, he swoops her up into his world. A world filled with more money that she can comprehend, a mansion that royalty would live in, and 5 sons who are all extremely gorgeous and extremely lethal.

Fans of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and Fallen Too Far by Abbi Glines are gonna eat this up!! We are talking extreme juiciness! I can't even deal ya'll.

Top 5 Favorite Quotes:
The apple is dangling in front of me, juicy red and delicious, but, like the fairy tale, Reed Royal is the villain disguised as a pretty prince. Taking a bite out of him would be a huge mistake.

"I need a smoke every time you two are within five feet of each other."

"You belong with us. You're the best thing that ever happened to this family."

Reed Royal, my very own dragon slayer.

Language: 3 (high)
Mature Content: 2-3 (medium - high)
Final Rating: 4.5 stars
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