Hey everyone!!! As you all know, I’ve been dealing with a lot of stuff here lately. I’ve taken two blogging breaks back to back, but I finally feel ready to come back full time to blogging. I’ve posted a few things here and there trying to ease my way into blogging again but I’m ready to get back to a more consistent posting. Sooooo prepare yourself for a lot more posts coming in September. I’ve been planning out the entire month and can’t wait to start connecting with everyone again!!! I’ve missed you all!!! I’ll also start going through my feed liking posts again starting September 1st. If you want to trade likes just leave me a comment below 🙂 We bloggers have to stick together ❤
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Truly Mine by Kennedy Fox
To start off, I’d like to give some trigger warnings for physical and mental abuse. But to be clear, it’s not the main characters abusing anyone. Suicide is also mentioned in this book. I just wanted to give everyone a heads up because not everyone is comfortable reading a book with these topics or at least not without a warning.
This book is connected to the previous two books called baby mine and baby yours. I 100% recommend starting with those two books before diving into this story. This series revolves around a group of friends and you will be so much more satisfied with the story if you read in order.
Mason Holt has been through a lot in his life. I really felt for his character as well as his love interest, Sophie Corrigan. This was an emotional read and went into deeper topics. It is a love story but there’s so much to it and it’s not a happy go lucky path.
Sophie and Mason have trouble finding that perfect timing for the two to give things a try. Something always gets in the way. Saying that, you know this will be a slow burn romance. But trust me, it’s worth the ride.
I love when we have a group of friends in a series and we get to hang out with them all. Seeing each member finding their person is just the best. I also loved that we got to see how a previous couple was doing and seeing snippets of their lives together. Kennedy Fox wrote another amazing story and I cannot wait to continue on with the next book!!
Broken Knight by L.J. Shen
This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.
Always. Whenever. Forever. This is the type of story that my soul craves. I believe in soul mates. I believe that everyone has a person out there. This book encompassed that notion. Knight Cole and Luna Rexroth were soulmates. They belonged together. Does that mean that everything will be smooth sailing for the two of them? Absolutely not. Does it mean that it will be worth it in the end? Oh heck yes!!!
I don’t want to get to into the story with my review because this is a book and a series that you should experience for yourself. I will tell you that watching Luna grow and seeing her come into her own was the most beautiful thing I’ve read in a long time. My heart just poured out for her. I wanted to reach into the story and give her the biggest bear hug. I also had plenty of moments where I wanted to do the same for Knight. The title of this story truly fits him. My poor Knight was broken but trying to hold it all together in the worst possible ways. But he had this heart of gold that was so pure. Gah, I love those two.
This group of friends and now their children are such a special unit. I find myself hoping that they truly exist in this world somewhere. Their stories are so deep and emotional. When they hurt, you hurt. When they’re happy, you’re happy. I think that says a lot for this author. To make her readers feel so deeply towards fictional characters. Well done L.J. Shen, well done.
Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
What a ride this book was!!! MAN, OH MAN!!!!!! This book was everything. It had all the things you need for a great story. I can’t even form coherent sentences, so please excuse the mess that is this review.
Daria Followhill is the daughter of my hothole favorite, Jamie Followhill. This girl is FEISTY. Jamie and Daria like to comment that Daria has a little hulk inside of her. You know, the big green monster who destroys things? Honestly, she did have a hulk inside her that came bursting out at times. The things Daria said at times made my jaw fall to the floor. I would have to close my Kindle cover and just sit there. I’d ask myself, “wow!!!! did she really just say that??”. Daria was the ice princess but deep down she was just a girl looking to be loved by those she cared about. She was a great character who I know will stay with me for a very long time.
Penn Scully was another remarkable character. He also had a heart of gold but was dealt a pretty crappy hand by life. Penn was this protector for those he cared for. He loved deeply and fiercely. That made me love him that much more.
Penn and Daria together was the wildest but most awesome thing ever. They were oil and water but at the same time, cut from the same cloth. These two were perfect for one another however, it was anything but an easy road for these two. Their journey was like none other. The friendships they had really got to my emotions. Daria with Knight, Luna, and Vaughn gave me these warm, gooey feelings. It’s so great to see the offspring of the original crew continuing their legacy but yet forming their own paths.
I’m telling you, this book was off the charts amazing. I stand by my statement at the beginning of the review that it is a roller coaster ride. You will have so many ups and downs but when you reach the end…….it was so worth it.
Playing for Keeps by Kendall Ryan
This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.
Kendall Ryan has the best way of writing romances. I fall more and more for her writing with each book I pick up. This one really blew me away!!! I fell so hard for Justin Brady. It didn’t take long before I was a goner lol!! I loved that there was more to him than the stereotypical sports player. He had depth to his character which I more than appreciated.
Justin Brady and Owen Parrish have been friends since at least Junior High. Owen’s little sister Elise had a major crush on Justin growing up. It was really cute seeing their relationship go back so far. It was nice to see how close their bond was. Elise could care less that her brother and Justin were pro hockey players that everyone wanted a piece of. She just knew them as Justin and Owen.
The trio also had an amazing group of friends surrounding them. Some of my favorite moments in the book were when they were all gathered up. Seeing their playful banter and laughter gave me ALL the feels.
The romance in this one was beyond swoon worthy. Trust me, you’ll love it!!! It had steam but it also went deeper than surface level. Watching Justin and Elise grow closer and closer had me swooning!! I was super jealous of Elise, let’s be honest lol!!
Overall, this is such a fun story. We learn about Justin’s upbringing, have some awesome friendships/bonds, and also a great romance. What else do you need in a book??