Roomies

Roomies by Christina Lauren

4.5 stars! 

“You’re too beautiful to be inexperienced in love.” 

Roomies is a charming book that sneaks up on you and grabs your heart! Holland has had a crush on subway musician Calvin for months who then saves her when she gets attacked on the subway. Recognizing his musical talent, she is able to get him his big break in broadway. There’s only one problem, he’s from Ireland and has been living in America illegally for the last four years.

Holland finds a crazy solution, she decides to marry Calvin so he can be in the show. Marriage of convenience turns into lovers, and maybe something more. But how can either of them know if this relationship is real?

I loved this book. It started off a bit slow at the beginning, but this is a story that BUILDS. By the end I was so in love with this couple and wanted them to find their happiness. I see a lot of reviews calling this book sweet, and I totally agree. But it did have small doses of angsty bits that gave my angst whore self the hit I needed to bring this rating up!

Holland was an amazing heroine, unsure of where she was in life and yet not at all annoying. She didn’t see herself clearly, others around her did and Calvin always wanted what was best for her, trying to put her needs before his as much as he could. To me this was also a slow build romance, starting out strangers then friends then lovers, then finally more. You need to have the patience for this couple because it’s well worth it.

This is a story you savor, one you think about when you set the book down and continue to think about once you’ve finished it. I highly recommend roomies, it’s a perfect book to curl up with.

“I think you might be the best girl there ever was.”
“I think you’re the best boy there ever was, too.” 

ARC provided by the publisher via netgalley. All/any quotes in this review came from an advance unedited copy and may be subject to change in the final product. 

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Fallen Heir

Fallen Heir by Erin Watt

3 stars 

“You are charming, Royal. That’s the problem.” 

First things first: do NOT come at me asking for spoilers or posting about them in the comments of this review. I will not answer any spoiler questions, and I will delete any comments giving away spoilers or asking for them. You’ve been warned!

Secondly: People, please do not hate me. I wanted to love this book, I did.

Erin Watt books are like a drug, you get a hit of that first amazing one, and you keep on reading them hoping for that same high you got the first time. I loved Paper Princess and Broken Prince, but I haven’t really clicked with any of their books since. I was hoping Fallen Heir would be different, since I loved Easton in the first three Royal books, I was so excited to read his story. I kept reading this series because I know Erin Watt is capable of amazing stories and characters, and because of their first two books they published I will pretty much always read their books.

Fallen Prince is the story of Easton and Hartley. Easton is the brother that’s a mess, in fights, sleeping around, getting into trouble. Now that his brother Reed is off at college and his twins are tied up in their girlfriend, there’s really no one around to keep Easton in check. The first week of school he meets Hartley, a girl who isn’t his type but one that he’s intrigued by. Hartley wants nothing to do with Easton, she’s just trying to get by without any problems. But the more Hartley resists Easton, the more he wants her.

This book is a strong 3 stars for me, I enjoyed the story and was able to keep my attention on it, but the more I thought about the book, the more issues I had with it. But first, the way Erin Watt wrote Easton’s POV was amazing, it never not once felt like women trying to write from the perspective of a man, it just flowed and felt like Easton on his own. Not many authors are good at accomplishing the male POV in a way that’s believable, but Erin Watt does it flawlessly. The pacing was also really great, at no point was I bored or wanted to put the book down.

I did like Hartley, but I never understood why she liked Easton. Maybe because we only get his POV most of the book (and the downward spiral he was on it would have been nice to maybe have a break from his POV) but I felt like we didn’t get to know Hartley. Especially since everything Easton did in regards to her seemed like a colossal mess up or a mistake. So I really wish we had gotten to know the girl a lot more, instead all we have is Easton’s slightly skewed perspective of her to go on.

The ending was a bit too much for me, it felt like a parody of a soap opera with all of these bombs being dropped. It actually made me not want to read the next book, instead of wanting to read it right away. It felt like the authors were trying to top themselves with the shock value and it was just a step too far.

Anyways, for the most part I enjoyed this book, just some issues I couldn’t look past dragged the rating down. Lots of people are going to love this, so if you are on the fence, read it anyway. Erin Watt is a talented duo and I am sure they will bring us some amazing books in the future.

ARC provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review 

Amnesia

Amnesia by Cambria Hebert

3 stars 

“The sun sees your body, but the moon sees your soul.” 

Amnesia is the story of a small town, where one evening a young woman washes up on the shore of the lake. Eddie, who works at the local grocer, finds this young woman and runs her to the hospital. Once she wakes up a few weeks later, she has no memory of who she is and what had been done to her leading up to her ending up in the water.

Eddie becomes obsessed with Amnesia (as she chooses to call herself) as she reminds him of someone from his past. The two spend a lot of time together, but he’s advised by her doctors to keep his suspicions a secret. Also, someone in town doesn’t appear to be happy that Amnesia is around, and has been watching and threatening her.

“Nothing can stay paused forever. Eventually, you have to hit play.” 

I’ve only ever read the book #Nerd by Cambria Hebert, and I enjoyed it very much. Plus, she’s an absolute sweetheart in real life so I’ve always been meaning to read more of her books. Rave reviews and an interesting memory loss premise are what attracted me to this book. That and an outstanding cover. The book really started out strong, sucking me into the story. Where it fell a bit flat for me was it slowed down about halfway through and seemed a bit too long.

On top of that we have a cliffhanger ending, and I kind of already have my theories what will happen in the next book. I would have been happier with a longer book and gotten all the answers right away than wait for a second book. Plus the romance was a bit too sweet for my personal tastes, but that’s just me.

If you want to read something different and well written, this is the book for you. Suspenseful and filled with kind hearted characters, many reader will love this mystery small town love story. It honestly reminded me of a Nora Roberts type novel.

180 Seconds

180 Seconds by Jessica Park

4 cried my eyes out stars

“It’s going to hurt until it doesn’t anymore.”

180 seconds is about a college junior Allison. After sixteen years of being tossed around the foster care system, unwanted, she was adopted by her father. Now years later in college, she still lacks social skills and would prefer to spend her time studying or in her room. While talking a walk one day, she gets roped into a social experiment where two people stare into each others eyes for 180 seconds, no breaks. The person she does this with is another college junior named Esben, and the experience has a profound effect on the both of them.

“We are engaged in a form of intimacy that scares the absolute hell out of me. It’s as if there is a weight on my chest that I want to shove off, and I’ve never been this terrified before.
Or this whole and hopeful and connected.
My body starts to tremble. I want more of what I’m feeling, and I also want none of it.”

I went into blind and it was wonderful! It was on the sweeter side and more emotional than I usually like my books, but I still really enjoyed it all the same. I love heroines that aren’t the norm, and Allison wormed her way into my heart very early on in the book. This is a story not just about love, but friendship, family and kindness to others. But what I loved most actually was this was a new adult college read: I really missed reading that kind of book, it feels like no one is writing them anymore.

Anyways, if you are up for an intensely emotional novel, this book is the one for you! I really liked it and look forward to more that Park has to offer readers in the future.

“You can’t reach what’s in front of you until you let go of what’s behind you.”

Riveted

Riveted by Jay Crownover

3.5 stars

“I was the girl that everyone always assumed was good… so they never asked… but he had and the world stopped.”

Riveted is the story of Church and Dixie. Dixie is that girl who is always sweet and happy, who never lets it show when life gets her down. Dixie knew early on that Church was the man for her, but he didn’t get the memo. Coworkers at a bar, Church is aware that Dixie is attracted to him and a nice person, so that’s why he asks her to come home with him to the South when there’s a family emergency.

Dixie goes with Church knowing she shouldn’t, that she’ll lose her heart even more than she already has. But maybe this trip will be the kick in the pants Church needs to see the good thing he has right in front of him.

“No matter what kind of armor we wear, all of it has a chunk, a dent that speaks to a battle we fought and lost.”

Jay Crownover is an author I always come back to if only for one thing: her characters. I love the dynamic, lovable people she brings to life in her books, you never get the same character twice. Her books are a much needed escape from reality, even when her characters have issues, I am always happy to peak into their lives for a little bit.

My favorite parts of this book were Dixie and Church themselves, I felt they were developed really well and neither one of them annoyed me at any point in the book. I understood their actions and what justified them.

I enjoyed this book, but mostly the second half of it. I’ve noticed something in this book, as well as in Honor and Charged: Crownover has been getting long winded with her writing and it’s been taking away from my enjoyment of the book. The first 100 pages of this book felt super long and almost nothing plot wise happened, and this went away the last ⅔’s of the book which picked up a lot for me. In the nicest way possible, I really hope this doesn’t continue, because I almost didn’t keep reading because of the long winded writing. It felt way too long and a lot could be edited out. That’s just my opinion.

Anyways I am excited for Salvaged and cannot wait for Poppy and Wheeler’s story!

“Sometimes all people can see is what’s different, but those differences are what make us who we are.”

Vicious

Vicious by LJ Shen

4.5 perfect a**hole hero stars!

“He’d treated me horribly in the past, but right now…he brought color into my life.”

Vicious is the story of Emilia and Vicious. In high school her parents worked for his family, and Vicious made her life a living hell. Now ten years later Emilia is living in New York when Vicious approaches her and offers her a job. She’s not stupid, she knows there’s more to this offer than he says there is, but Emilia is desperate and needs the money for her and her sister.

As they work together, Vicious continues to be the awful jerk he was before, but Emilia also sees a new side of him that he kept hidden from her years before. But she dreads what he’ll make her do and she scared of her heart being broken by him again.

“I used to think of you as a villain, but you’re not my villain. You’re your own villain.”

This was my first book by LJ Shen and I can honestly say it won’t be my last. She’s an author I’ve always been meaning to read and never made the time for, and I regret that now. Asshole heroes are not normally my favorite trope, but I loved Vicious so much! I think having his POV helped us as readers see his more vulnerable sides and made him so much more human.

The other thing that made this book great is Emilia. When it comes to asshole heroes, there is a fine line for the heroine in which she can become the victim and let the hero walk over her, or she can be the perfect counterpoint and deflect the harmful things they can say. Emilia was perfect! She knew what to let slide, she didn’t take his crap, and she saw past his asshole exterior and saw the vulnerable man beneath.

This was a book that was hard to put down and a story I’ll be thinking about for a long time to come. I am eager to read more by LJ Shen in the future!

“I loved her when I hated her. And I loved her when I didn’t want anything to do with her. I was so crazy about her, the lines had blurred together. Feelings were mixed, emotions twisted together.”

Good Boy

Good Boy by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

4.5 stars!!!

Receiving this arc was like getting a Christmas present! It came at the perfect time during stressful holiday season.

Good Boy is a spin off of the Him series, which is two MM books before this one, BUT this can be read as a standalone and is MF. Jess Canning is planning her brother’s wedding to his boyfriend and it has to be perfect. Too many times she’s let her parents and family down with her restless spirit. The only thing that can get in the way of that is Blake, friend of the groom’s and a mistake Jess won’t make again.

Blake is the guy no one takes seriously, always happy and a fun guy to be around. And the more time he spends with Jess, the more and more he likes her and wants to see her. And little by little Blake begins to grow on Jess.

First thing I want to say is BLAKE IS MINE! That’s right ladies (and possibly gents), he is mine!!!! I called it!!! LOL

Ever since these characters were introduced I was excited to read their story so this book was a mother-frickin delight! I love that we got a back story of what happened when Jamie was sick, we got to see the wedding, and then a beautiful romance between two unlikely people.

One of my favorite parts about this book was the layers we saw behind both characters, this wasn’t just another romance. We got character development (and for those of you who know me well, I drool over character development). There’s more to Jess and Blake than meets the eye, and in the two of them discovering that about each other, we got a beautiful romance.

Full of laughter, feels and some seriously hot stuff, Good Boy is the book you need to escape reality and have a great time!

ARC provided by authors in exchange for an honest review

Hold My Breath

Hold My Breath by Ginger Scott

3.5 stars!

“The hurt is almost good. It reminds me that something real was in my heart once, and as much as I want to run away from it, in this moment, I also want to hold onto it.”

Hold My Breath is the story of two swimmers, Will and Maddy. Growing up Maddy was in love with Will’s brother, until a tragic accident happens and Will survives and his brother dies. Four years later and Will wants to reenter the swimming world and he’s been training for it. This brings Will back into Maddy’s life, and all of his feelings for her from years ago return. The more time they spend together the more they ease back into their old friendship.

Ginger Scott knows how to pack an emotional punch into her books, I always know I can expect a good drama from her. This was a good slow burn romance, a bit slow at the beginning but it picked up pace near the end. Good for fans of sports romance and emotional romance.

”I’ve wanted Maddy since she dared me to beat her when we were kids racing in the pool. I’ve wanted to kiss her since I wrapped my hands around hers on the rope swing, and I know in my gut that I loved her first. I loved her more…and I loved her first.”

ARC provided by author in exchange for review

Royally Screwed

Royally Screwed by Emma Chase

4.5 stars!

“If you were told that the world as you knew it-life as you knew it-would end in five months, what would you do?”

Royally Screwed is the enchanting new story of a young modern day prince who falls in love with a waitress from New York. While visiting the states, Prince Nicholas drunkenly wanders into a pie shop where he meets Olivia, a beauty who doesn’t recognize him and spurs his advances. Armed with wit and a sharped tongue, Olivia is at first appalled by the handsome foreigner. But when he keeps coming by, she can see that there is more to him than she initially thought.

The two embark on a whirlwind romance, but Nicholas has royal obligations and Olivia needs to help keep her family together. But both of them have fallen for each other, and must decide whether or not to hang onto what they have, or let it go forever.

This book was SO. MUCH. FUN! I’m not normally one for sweet and fairy tale like romances, but this one swept me off my feet and kept me entertained until the very end! I loved reading about Nicholas and Olivia and their beautiful love story. Not once did it feel like instalove for me, and I found myself laughing out loud while reading this book and at other times wiping away rogue tears.

If you are already an Emma Chase fan, you will love this book. If you haven’t read one of her books until now, you will be charmed by this one and will beg for more.

“When he shines on you the whole world is shining.”

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

 

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ROYALLY SCREWED

By Emma Chase

Release Day: October 18, 2016

 

Emma Chase, New York Times bestselling author of the Tangled Series & Legal Briefs Series, returns with the first of three sizzling standalone books about a family of racy, irresistible Royals.

 

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka “His Royal Hotness”, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant—hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

 

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn’t bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.

 

Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

 

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Dating a prince isn’t what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.

 

There’s a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they’ve traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces and haven’t chopped anyone’s head off lately—the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

 

But to Olivia—Nicholas is worth it.

 

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Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is, but more importantly, who he wants to be: a King… or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.

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ABOUT EMMA CHASE:

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

 

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She’s even lovelier than I remembered, than I dreamed. Delicate midnight tendrils frame a face that belongs in a museum—with stunning dark sapphire eyes that should be commemorated in vibrant oils and soft watercolors. If Helen launched a thousand ships, this girl could raise a thousand hard-ons.

She’s prettily made, the top of her head coming only to my chin, but fantastically curvy. Great full tits that strain the buttons of a wrinkled white blouse, shapely hips in a black skirt tapering to a tiny waist I could wrap my hands around and toned legs encased in sheer black tights finish off the whole package very nicely.

An unfamiliar anxiousness fizzes like soda in my gut.

“The door was open,” I explain.

“It’s broken.”

Logan flicks at the lock. Security is his life, so a broken lock would annoy him like a puzzle with the final piece missing.

“What do you want?”

She has no idea who I am. It’s in the defensive way she holds herself and the accusatory note in her voice. Some women try to pretend they don’t recognize me, but I can always tell. Her ignorance is rather…thrilling. There are no expectations, no hidden agendas, no reasons to pretend—what she sees is what she gets. And all she sees is me.

My throat is suddenly a barren wasteland. I swallow, but it’s difficult.

“Well, he’s desperate for some pie.” I hook my thumb at Simon. “And I…wanted to apologize for the other evening. I don’t normally act that way. I was on a bit of bender…”

“In my experience, people don’t do things when they’re drunk that they wouldn’t do normally.”

“No, you’re right. I would’ve thought all those things, but I never would’ve said them out loud.” I move closer, slowly. “And if I’d been sober…my opening bid would’ve been much higher.”

“She crosses her arms. “Are you trying to be cute?”

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”

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Honor

Honor by Jay Crownover

4 stars!

“Sometimes you have to burn it all, level it all to the ground, for something new to sprout out of the ashes.”

Nobody know knows Nassir would call him the good guy. But that doesn’t mean he’s always a bad man. For years he has watched Keelyn, knowing what is between them and waiting patiently. Keelyn has recently fled the point after being put directly in the face of danger. She has no desire to go back, but when Nassir visits her in her new home, she cannot stop thinking about his offer.

Together they have the ability to rule The Point, but is that what Keelyn really wants? Or will she let the fears of “what if” stand in the way of her and Nassir.

“So simple yet so unbelievably complicated. Everything about this man always was.”

Reading this book one thing became very clear to me: Jay Crownover put her heart and soul into writing this story. You can feel how much it means to her when you read it. Nassir is a new kind of character, one you normally only find in the dark romance novels. But what I liked about him was his logic behind his actions and the fact that he was a very rational man, he just understood the kind of world he lived in wasn’t unicorns and rainbows.

Keelyn was a great protagonist, a strong woman who didn’t take crap from anyone. She wasn’t afraid to smack down anyone who crossed her which was kind of awesome. A very compelling story with diverse and intriguing characters, this is a book by Jay Crownover you don’t want to miss!

“There’s nothing wrong with wanting something more for those we care about.”

ARC provided by publisher via Inkslingr/Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review

Punk 57

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

4 stars

“We were perfect for each other. Until we met.”

Misha and Ryen have been pen pals since they were kids, being paired up by accident as Ryen is a boyish name and the teachers made a mistake. Over the years the two keep in touch, becoming essential to one another. But they made rules, no cell phones, no Facebook and no meeting. When Misha randomly attends a party and realizes Ryen is there, he doesn’t find what he expected.

What happens when you love someone, and then are disappointed when you meet them?

“There’s no one like you, and I can’t love you if you stop being you.”

Penelope Douglas never fails to deliver a unique and intriguing story with compelling characters. I think the timing in this book was perfect, all of the revelations and reveals happened at the right moments without feeling forced. The book had a great flow to it and once you pick it up you won’t be able to put it down.

I felt so much for Ryen for most of the book. I know what’s it’s like to have been teased and bullied in elementary school, and those scars never completely go away. I understood and related to all of her actions and feelings because I went through them myself. I think Douglas included important messages in this book, most prevalent to me was there’s more to a person than meets the eye.

“We’re all ugly, Ryen. The only difference is, some hide it and some wear it.”

ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Twisted Palace

Twisted Palace by Erin Watt

3 stars!

WARNING! IF YOU HAVENT READ PAPER PRINCESS OR BROKEN PRINCE THERE WILL BE SPOILERS! If you HAVE read those two books, you should be free from spoilers.

Well, this has been an incredible and wild ride and I am so happy to have been a part of it! Every book has been full of twists and turns and Twisted Palace follows in that tradition.

As we discovered at the end of Broken Prince, Brooke has been murdered and Reed is the prime suspect. On top of that, Ella’s father Steve has come back from the dead and shown up on her doorstep. It’s now up to the Royal’s to figure out a way to clear Reed’s name while at the same time managing the gossip around town about them. Along the way they find some unexpected road blocks, and Ella and Reed seek help in unexpected places.

That’s really all I can say without spoilers. I do think fans of the series will devour this book and many will be happy with the series end. I liked that we still had unexpected twists and shocks throughout this final book, the last twenty percent was very thrilling and we receive lots of answers. Ella and Reed together were fantastic, very strong and resilient. They have such faith in each other and their journey from when they met to where they ended up is one full of growth and love.

I enjoyed this book, but it for me it lacked that “OMG” factor the first two inspired in me. It felt as if there was no clear path for a lot of the book, and then everything resolved quickly at the end. There were many points where I was very frustrated with the story. But despite that as I said I enjoyed the end and look forward to more from these two authors, I am beyond excited for a possible book about Easton. (And praying for a book about Wade). (And a book about the twins). YES I KNOW I AM GREEDY! BUT I WANT MORE ROYALS!

ARC provided by authors in exchange for an honest review

Thief of Hearts

Thief of Hearts by LH Cosway

5 stars!

“Stu Cross wasn’t as predictable as I thought, and even though I was the teacher in this situation, somehow it felt like I’d been schooled.”

Damn. ALL. OF. THE. FEELS.

Thief of Hearts is the story of Stu and Andrea. We previously met Stu in the last two hearts books and know from those he was sent to prison, taking the fall for his brother Lee. Now two years later he’s out, and some demons came with him.

Andrea is his teacher for some adult learning courses, and the two feel a spark right off the bat. But Andrea’s past prevents her from moving forward, and on top of that teacher and student relationships are forbidden. But Stu and Andrea grow closer over time, finding they both understand the other more than the people around them.

“I guess you live and you learn.”
“But that’s just it, Andrea. Some of us never learn at all.”

So I went into this book completely blind as to the plot and I highly recommend you do that as well. It enhances the experience. I always had a soft spot for Stu in the previous books, but I totally fell in love with him in this book. His journey to the man he became was a rough one, and at many times we saw him in a very vulnerable state. It made him seem more human and easy to empathize with. When you grow up being shown only one path, it’s hard to look around at the other ones around you.

Andrea was a fantastic heroine, she was smart, kind and wanted her life’s work to mean something. She was a perfect teacher, valuing each one of her students for their strengths and differences, knowing they had the ability to change their own lives for the better. And the way she always believed Stu was more than he thought he was made me love her.

Thief of Hearts can be read as a standalone, but I recommend also reading the previous book as some of the story connects. Fantastic, original romance story, something I can always expect from this author.

“You shouldn’t always dismiss things before they’ve had a chance to wow you. If you do, you’ll miss everything that’s wonderful in the world.”

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Rock Chick

Rock Chick by Kristen Ashley

3.5 stars

“Your grandmother used to say that you were two souls separated in heaven. She mainly meant you were both trouble and deserved each other.”

Rock Chick is the story of Indy and Lee. The two grew up together, always getting into shenanigans amongst Lee’s siblings. But after being turned down one too many times by Lee, Indy has spent the last few years avoiding him.

Indy owns a bookstore/coffee shop and her best barista has brought chaos down on Indy’s life involving diamonds, bad guys and pot. Indy ends up needing Lee to help her, and Lee decides it’s finally time she stopped avoiding him.

“So, now you’re getting shot at, you’re gonna leave me?”
“Girlie, I’m from Texas. We shoot at each other to say good morning.”

I have to say I went into this with low expectations and enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. There are so many mixed reviews out there on this book, and these characters make appearances in other Ashley books so I knew it was worth a read. Many parts I was literally laughing out loud. But I can totally see how this book isn’t for everyone.

I loved Indy as a character, such a free spirit and a cool gal. Lee was a little bit too…….. alpha for me? To the point of his aggressiveness rubbed me the wrong way. But like I said, there were so many moments when I laughed while reading this book, I really enjoyed it overall and I am glad to see where Kristen Ashley got her start.

“You want to marry me?”
“No. I’m gonna marry you.”

Four Letter Word

Four Letter Word by J. Daniels

4.5 stars!

“I needed you, but I didn’t know I needed you until you reached out to me.”

I have book friends who have been telling me to read this author FOREVER. So guess who is guilty of not reading J Daniels until now?

That’s right. ME. Don’t worry I will be reading more by her.

BUT, I am really glad this was my first book by J Daniels because I absolutely loved it. It came at a perfect reading time when I had been in a slump and then this wonderful pink pretty came into my life!

Sydney has just encountered a life changing moment when she gets the news that her best friend’s boyfriend was a married man. Enraged she makes an angry phone call spewing venom….. only to find out to her horror it’s a wrong number. The man on the other end Brian, gets a kick out of Sydney’s fire, and he finds himself reaching out to her after the initial phone call. The two begin a new friendship, turning to each other for conversation and advice. But Brian is hesitant to become more and Sydney needs to repair the damage done by her former husband.

“Oh my God. I am so, so sorry. This…. Was clearly a call not meant for you. I’m sure you’re not a douchebag tool.”
“Who sucks on dildos and gets fucked by his wife?”

I absolutely loved this book and these characters, every single one of them. Sydney and Brian’s story is a beautiful one where the two heal each other. Brian is easily your next favorite book boyfriend, that man is so beyond selfless and thoughtful, and he manages to do this without being a sap or any less alpha.

This book has everything you are looking for, scorching hot scenes, angst, romance, redemption, love, humor. Daniels was able to pull all of these things together into an unforgettable story that so many people will love. I cannot wait to read more by this author.

“WILD was his four letter word for love.”

ARC provided by publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review