Review: Lessons in Corruption by Giana Darling

Lessons in Corruption (The Fallen Men, #1)

Lessons in Corruption by Giana Darling

4.75 rounded up to 5 Stars

Cressida has always been the good girl. She was sheltered growing up and eventually groomed to marry the best friend of her father, William Irons. Cressida always wanted to branch out and experience life but there was always someone putting her down for it. William was much like Cressida’s parents. He was old fashioned and very conservative/possessive. William eventually “allows” Cressida to become a teacher. Mainly because it would still allow her to be home in time to have supper on the table when he comes home from work. Well one day Cress sees this guy at the grocery store and basically falls for him right then and there. They spark up a romance after Cress leaves her husband. Unbeknownst to Cress, this new found love was actually one of her students.

King Garro was this swoon worthy character you couldn’t help but fall for. I will go ahead and say for the record that he was 18 and Cress was 26 during the story. Everyone was legal. With that out of the way, King’s father Zeus was part of a motorcycle club called The Fallen. Like most motorcycle clubs, trouble seems to follow them and that leads us on a very thrilling ride.

This story was so hard to put down. I loved reading it and would pick it up whenever I had a spare moment. The only reason this wasn’t a 5 star to start off with is because of Cress. That woman drove me nuts at times. Sure she’s very naive and sheltered but she was beyond wishy washy. She would say she wanted King and whatever that entailed but the moment things got rough, she was throwing in the towel. I also hated how when she got upset, she would throw King’s age in his face. I felt that was a low blow.

But other than that, I loved this book. I wish I could follow each MC member as they find their Queen (the MC’s nickname for Cressida). I am happy to have at least have two more books in this world. I’ll be starting those ASAP.

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Star Studded Saturday | Shows I’m Currently Binging

Star Studded Saturday

This week’s topic: Shows I’m Currently Binging

SEAL Team Poster

YASSSSSSS to this series. I tried watching Seal Team when it first aired but I just wasn’t into it. Something made me put it on the back burner to try at a later date, and I’m super glad I didn’t write it off. I’m obsessed with this series!! It’s that good! I just finished season 1 and I’m on to season 2 currently. The goal is to finish before Oct. 2nd when season 3 premieres, I got this!!

A Million Little Things Poster

A Million Little Things is a show I meant to watch when it aired but I was swamped with so many other shows that I just didn’t get around to it. BUT I just binged watched season one (17 episodes in 3-4 days) and WOW!!! It’s such a great series. I will say it’s “heavy”. There are a lot of emotional/deep topics and it’s a bit much especially when binge watching.

Bringing Up Bates Poster

Bringing up Bates follows a family of 19 children. YES, 19 children!!! It’s a really interesting show and there definitely isn’t a dull moment lol. Do I plan on having 19 kids? Absolutely not lol. But it’s still fun to watch.

Let me know if you’ve binge watched any shows recently. I’d love to discuss them with you ❤ I’m ALL about TV shows as you all know by now lol!

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Stacking the Shelves | 19

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page*

E-Books Purchased:

First Comes Love (Love & Marriage, #1)

Merciless (Merciless, #1)

P.S. I Hate You

We Own Tonight

Gift From Friend:

Meet Cute

E-books Won:

Million Dollar Devil (Million Dollar, #1)

Let me know which books you’ve borrowed or purchased recently in the comments below.

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Guess That Synopsis | 11

Guess that synopsis

I’m sure I’m not the first one to come up with this idea BUT I haven’t seen it floating around. I thought this would be a fun idea to try and guess what a book is about strictly based on the cover. If you or someone you know is already doing this, that’s 100% great!! I’m not trying to steal your thunder by any means. To my knowledge, I haven’t seen this so I came up with my own title and decided to post it. If you want to join in, feel free to do so 🙂

I’ll be grabbing books from Google, Goodreads, friends, etc. At the end of my guess, I’ll post what the book is actually about and see how close I was. Alright, let’s get started!!!

The Book:

Nine Minutes (Nine Minutes, #1)

My Guess:

Alright, they’re on a motorcycle so I’m guessing it’s a MC romance?? I think it’s a trick though lol!!! That maybe he’s just someone who enjoys riding motorcycles. Nine minutes is throwing me off……Maybe nine minutes is the amount of time it takes for them to be in a wreck and for help to arrive?? I have no idea lol!!

Actual Synopsis:

On May 15, 1975, fifteen-year-old Ginny Lemon is abducted from a convenience store in Fort Lauderdale by a member of one of the most notorious and brutal motorcycle gangs in South Florida.

From that moment on, her life is forever changed. She gets a new name, a new identity and a new life in the midst of the gang’s base on the edge of the Florida Everglades—a frightening, rough and violent world much like the swamps themselves, where everyone has an alias and loyalty is tantamount to survival.

And at the center of it all is the gang’s leader, Grizz: massive, ruggedly handsome, terrifying and somehow, when it comes to Ginny, tender. She becomes his obsession and the one true love of his life.

So begins a tale of emotional obsession and manipulation, of a young woman ripped from everything she knows and forced to lean on the one person who provides attention, affection and care: her captor. Precocious and intelligent, but still very much a teenager, Ginny struggles to adapt to her existence, initially fighting and then coming to terms with her captivity.

Will she be rescued? Will she escape? Will she get out alive—or get out at all? Part psychological thriller, part coming-of-age novel, filled with mystery, romance and unexpected turns, Nine Minutes takes readers into the world of one motorcycle gang and inside the heart of a young girl, whose abduction brought about its fall.


Errr……okay then. Absolutely nothing that I predicted. I wonder where the title came from. This sounds like an interesting read for sure. I just looked up the book on Goodreads and my friends that have read this book said it is WILD. AHHHHH.

A big thank you to Nicole @ Boundless Bookaholic for picking this week’s book.

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Review: All the Way by Kendall Ryan

All the Way (Hot Jocks, #2)

All the Way by Kendall Ryan

5 Stars

This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.

Kendall Ryan writes swoon worthy men like none other. I just thought Justin was going to be my favorite in this series…..then here comes Owen, with his signature dimple, grinning at me. GAH I loved this book. Owen Parrish is the goalie for the Ice Hawks. Becca works for the team but is also really good friends with Owen and his sister Elise. Owen’s protectiveness for Becca made my heart flutter!! I love how he was always there for her and taking care of her.

Becca was almost victim to sexual assault when she was a freshman in college, luckily someone came along and stopped things before it could go further. She’s had trouble trusting men and letting herself get physical with someone ever since. Becca proposes that Owen be her wingman and ease her back into the dating world. Owen’s solution is that yes, he will help her but he wants to be the one she experiments with.

This agreement leads to some of the best moments I’ve read in a really long time. Owen’s dedication and patience in helping Becca was utter perfection. I also have to give MAJOR props to Becca. I cannot imagine what she’s been through but her strength and determination were beyond admirable. There was a quote in the book that really struck home for me. It said “Courage isn’t about not being afraid. It’s being afraid and doing it anyway.” I loved that sooo much!! Becca pushed through her fear because she was tired of it holding her back. I was rooting for her so much throughout the story.

Overall, I don’t have anything negative to say about this story. It melted my heart into a pile of goo. This book also fogged up my glasses quite a bit LOL!! The steamy times were FIRE. I highly recommend giving this story and this series a try. I’ve given both books in the series 5 stars!! I can’t wait to see what Kendall has in store for us next!

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Review: Team Player 2 Anthology

Team Player 2: A Sports Anthology

Team Player 2 Anthology

There are quite a few stories within this anthology. I plan to read through them and post my reviews as I finish. Look for more reviews coming soon!!

The Strike Out by Meghan Quinn

4 Stars

This is my first book by Meghan Quinn and I absolutely loved her writing style! She has a great way of making you visualize the story as you read along. This story goes alongside some of her other books called The Locker Room and The Dugout. I thought this was a series but Goodreads doesn’t show it as being one? Super strange. ANYWAY……We follow one of the baseball players named Holt Green. Holt is quite a handful!!! He’s cocky and confident yet can be obnoxious at times too lol!!! I loved all his innuendos!! He had an endless supply of them that always made me grin. His love interest Harmony Styles couldn’t help falling for them as well. Harmony isn’t a superstar athlete and her family doesn’t have tons of money like Holt’s does. Harmony has preconceived notions about athletes based on a past experience she had with a football player so she doesn’t give in to Holt’s charm easily. When these two meet, it’s FIREWORKS. They have this amazing banter and this push and pull that was very entertaining to read.

Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed this novella. It was just way too short for me though!!! I need more from this dynamic duo!! This novella also convinced me to go back and read the other two books that go alongside this story. I just can’t get enough of this group of baseball players.

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Stacking the Shelves | 18

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page*

E-Books Purchased:

Flirting with Fire (Blue Collar Brothers, #1)

Punk 57

The Failing Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #2)

The Learning Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #3)

The Coaching Hours (How to Date a Douchebag, #4)

E-books Won:

Tell Me To Stay

Let me know which books you’ve borrowed or purchased recently in the comments below.

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The ABC Book Challenge | V

Book Tag

I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.

*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “V”

Vampire Academy (Vampire Academy, #1)

I enjoyed the world and learning more about the vampires in this series. I think it had a lot of cool elements that made it unique in a world full of vampire tales.

Vicious (Sinners of Saint, #1)

While Vicious wasn’t my favorite in the series, he was definitely rememorable.

*I don’t have another “V” book that I’ve read. This isn’t a popular letter for titles it seems.*

Books Starting With “V” On My TBR

Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle, #1)

Single dad and MC?! This is two of my favorites combined together!!

The Vincent Boys (The Vincent Boys, #1)

I think I’m the only person left who hasn’t read a book by Abbi Glines lol!

The Vow

Everything about this synopsis draws me in. I hope it lives up to the hype I’ve created for it!

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WWW Wednesday: September 18th, 2019

WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words.

The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?

What are you currently reading?

What do you think you’ll read next?

*Clicking the book covers will take you to its Goodreads page*

Recently Finished:

All the Way (Hot Jocks, #2)

Overall, I don’t have anything negative to say about this story. It melted my heart into a pile of goo.

Currently Reading:

Team Player 2

Technically I’m not currently reading this but I’m supposed to receive the arc tonight or tomorrow.

Reading Next:

Kings of Mayhem (Kings of Mayhem MC, #1)

I’ve been wanting to read this series for quite some time now. I’m finally going to jump in!! EEK!!

Let me know your three W’s in the comments below!!!!

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Review: Switch Hitter by Sara Ney

Switch Hitter (Jock Hard, #0.5)

Switch Hitter by Sara Ney

5 Stars

I don’t think I’ve ever read a book involving twins. At least not adult ones. This was a super fun read!!! Amelia and Lucy are twin sisters who are identical except in personality. They have a few minor physical differences but most people can’t tell them apart. Lucy is the party girl and Amelia is more reserved. Well we find Lucy is a jam because she double booked two dates for the same night. Lucy begs her sister to stand in for her. There we meet Dante aka Dash.

Dash is the catcher for the school’s baseball team and on his way to the pros with how well he plays. He has an accent and when he spoke Spanish….*swoons*. Dash wasn’t really feeling Lucy but on their date, he started warming up to her. Unbeknownst to him, it was actually Amelia. I was rooting for Amelia and Dash from their very first get together. They were perfect for each other and I could feel their connection jumping out of the pages.

This was a really fun story and hard to put down. I only wish it was longer than a novella so I didn’t have to say goodbye to them so soon.

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