#INDIGOSTAFFPICKS |May 2019

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How to Make Friends with the Dark
Kathleen Glasgow

Here is what happens when your mother dies.

It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.

That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.

Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.

 

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#INDIGOSTAFFPICKS | March 2019

This month’s Indigo Staff Pick of the Month is…



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Four Dead Queens
Astrid Scholte

Seventeen-year-old Keralie Corrington may seem harmless, but she’s, in fact, one of Quadara’s most skilled thieves and a liar. Varin, on the other hand, is an honest, upstanding citizen of Quadara’s most enlightened region, Eonia. He runs afoul of Keralie when she steals a package from him, putting his life in danger. When Varin attempts to retrieve the package, he and Keralie both find themselves entangled in a conspiracy that leaves all four of Quadara’s queens dead.

With no other choices and on the run from Keralie’s former employer, the two decide to join forces, endeavoring to discover who has killed the queens and save their own lives in the process. When their reluctant partnership blooms into a tenuous romance, they must overcome their own dark secrets in hopes of a future together that seemed impossible just days before. But first they have to stay alive and untangle the secrets behind the nation’s four dead queens.

An enthralling fast-paced murder mystery where competing agendas collide with deadly consequences, Four Dead Queens heralds the arrival of an exciting new YA talent.

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Release: BOYFRIEND FOR HIRE

 

 

I’m the guy you call when you need to impress your overbearing family, your boss, or your ex. Yeah, I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

I’m the guy who’ll make you feel beautiful, desired, and worshipped . . . all for a steep price. I’m hired to make you shine, and I always deliver.

I’ll be whatever you want me to be for one night—except my true self. This is just a job, a role I play to earn a paycheck.

But I’m not the guy who falls for a client. Not once in six years.

And then I meet Elle. Her friend has hired me to escort her to a wedding, but Elle doesn’t know we’re just pretending.

There’s a fire between us I never expected. A connection I haven’t felt in so long. One kiss, and I’m losing all control.

But what will happen when she finds out who I really am?

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Anticipated Releases | February

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Hey bibliophiles,

Where did January go? I can’t believe we’re already in February! This is a little late but here’s 5 books that I can’t wait to buy and read this month!



On the Come Up by Angie Thomas | Feb 5

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Sixteen-year-old Bri wants to be one of the greatest rappers of all time. Or at least make it out of her neighborhood one day. As the daughter of an underground rap legend who died before he hit big, Bri’s got big shoes to fill. But now that her mom has unexpectedly lost her job, food banks and shutoff notices are as much a part of Bri’s life as beats and rhymes. With bills piling up and homelessness staring her family down, Bri no longer just wants to make it—she has to make it.

On the Come Up is Angie Thomas’s homage to hip-hop, the art that sparked her passion for storytelling and continues to inspire her to this day. It is the story of fighting for your dreams, even as the odds are stacked against you; of the struggle to become who you are and not who everyone expects you to be; and of the desperate realities of poor and working-class black families.

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Takane & Hana Vol. 7 by Yuki Shiwasu | Feb 5

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A strong-willed high school girl and a hot young scion of a business empire can’t help trying to outwit each other every chance they get… But could these opposites be conning themselves out of the perfect match?!

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But when these two utter opposites pair up, get ready for some sparks to fly!

Stripped of his wealth and now penniless, Takane has to learn how to cope with being poor. He refuses any help from Hana, but she isn’t about to let him brush her off! Takane is as difficult as ever, but Hana can’t seem to leave him alone. Is she finally ready to admit she has feelings for him?

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Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks | Feb 12

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Miriam’s family should be rich. After all, her grandfather was the co-creator of smash-hit comics series The TomorrowMen. But he sold his rights to the series to his co-creator in the 1960s for practically nothing, and now that’s what Miriam has: practically nothing. And practically nothing to look forward to either-how can she afford college when her family can barely keep a roof above their heads? As if she didn’t have enough to worry about, Miriam’s life gets much more complicated when a cute boy shows up in town . . . and turns out to be the grandson of the man who defrauded Miriam’s grandfather, and heir to the TomorrowMen fortune.

In her endearing debut novel, cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks pens a sensitive and funny Romeo and Juliet tale about modern romance, geek royalty, and what it takes to heal the long-festering scars of the past (Spoiler Alert: love).

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The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon | Feb 26

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From the internationally bestselling author of The Bone Season, a trailblazing, epic high fantasy about a world on the brink of war with dragons–and the women who must lead the fight to save it.

A world divided.
A queendom without an heir.
An ancient enemy awakens.

The House of Berethnet has ruled Inys for a thousand years. Still unwed, Queen Sabran the Ninth must conceive a daughter to protect her realm from destruction–but assassins are getting closer to her door.

Ead Duryan is an outsider at court. Though she has risen to the position of lady-in-waiting, she is loyal to a hidden society of mages. Ead keeps a watchful eye on Sabran, secretly protecting her with forbidden magic.

Across the dark sea, Tané has trained all her life to be a dragonrider, but is forced to make a choice that could see her life unravel.

Meanwhile, the divided East and West refuse to parley, and forces of chaos are rising from their sleep.

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The Ancient Magus’ Bride vol. 10 by Kore Yamazaki | Feb 26

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HIGHER LEARNING

Now that Cartaphilus has chosen to enter a long slumber, peace has finally returned to the little cottage west of London. But it’s not long before a message arrives for Chise: an invitation to join the college, a society of alchemists. Deep beneath the British Library, the curtain rises on a new story set on a new stage. There, human children learn, think, and grow…but what of those who are inhuman?

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Are any of these titles on your TBR list?

Let me know down below what are some of your most anticipated releases!

Until next time bibliophiles,
Patty

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My love wand is on a strike.

As bad as that blows, pun unintended, it’s ten times worse for me. I’m a male escort, but not just any escort, I’m the escort. The one with a mile-long waiting list and a pristine reputation that’s very well-deserved.

Only now, I’m on hiatus. Because after years of pleasing women all over the city, my man missile decides to get finicky. And the only woman he wants? Someone I can never have—my best friend’s younger sister, the nerdy and awkwardly adorable Sienna.

She’s working at the agency this summer, keeping me organized, handling paperwork, and most importantly, keeping me on track to finish writing my book about sex and intimacy, which is due to my publisher in thirty days.

She thinks I hate her, that I don’t want her here. The truth is much more twisted. I get hard every time she walks into my office. Her wide blue eyes and pouty mouth drive me wild with desire, and if she stays, I’m not sure how much longer I can stay away from her.

Little Miss Overachiever says she’s here to help? Fine. I’m going to put her nerdy, curvy tush to work.

 


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Review: Engaged to the EMT

Engaged to the EMT
(Blue Collar Brothers, #3)
Piper Rayne

Series: Blue Collar Brothers, #3
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Publication Date: December 6, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 261
Source: InkSlinger PR

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A Sexy FAKE RELATIONSHIP rom com standalone written by a duo of two USA Bestselling Authors

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

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Opening Line

“Guess what, Ma?” My mom’s soft smile appears first, her unconditional love-filled eyes set on me.
“My baby?” She lightly smacks my cheek in a way to ask, ‘what am I doing here with Lauren?’ Even Mama knows I’m no saint and until last night I was far from having a girlfriend let alone a fiancée.


First Impression

I really didn’t know what to expect going into Engaged to the EMT. I only discovered Piper Range this year when I read Flirting with Fire & Crushing on the Cop, and with Engaged to the EMT being the final book in this series I wasn’t sure what to expect with the their mother’s health up in the air.

Like:

I went into Engaged to the EMT being very excited but also thinking I knew how this story would play out. Hate-to-love trope? How differently could this really be from all the other romance books I’ve read? The answer? VERY DIFFERENT.

I thought Christian would stay as my favourite Blanco but omg Luca just came out and stole the show! While Luca comes off as the playboy / alpha, readers get to see that underneath that there is well 1) a 🔥 man 👀 but 2) a sweet and vulnerable side to him that had me swooning hard! As for Lauren, we’ll I’ve liked Lauren’s character since book 1 so I was excited to finally get more of her story, her work + family life.

Can we take a second to talk about the chemistry between Luca and Lauren?! Because the chemistry between these two was off the charts!

Dislike:

NOTHING.
Can I say that i dislike the fact that this series is over? No? Damn.

Overall, an absolute must read. I would recommend the whole series, although you could read Engaged to the EMT on its own. I can’t wait to read more Piper Rayne books next year 👀

About the Author

Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today Bestselling authors for the price of one. Our goal is to bring you romance stories that have “Heartwarming Humor With a Side of Sizzle” (okay…you caught us, that’s our tagline). A little about us… We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Review: Do You Feel It Too? [Blog Tour + Giveaway]

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Do You Feel It Too?

Nicola Rendell

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 332
Source: Thomas Allen & Son
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A hot summer night is perfect for feeling your way in the dark…

For urban-legend hunter and television host Gabe Powers, it’s business—investigate the most notorious haunted places in Savannah. Then he meets his new sound engineer, a dewy Georgia peach who may just turn this gig into (im)pure pleasure. All it takes is one night for them to conjure floor-rattling, wall-banging moans…but they’re not from the ghosts.

Blame the rippling abs, the cocky swagger, the granite jawline, the whole muscle-bulging package, but Gabe is bringing out good-girl Lily Jameson’s dirty side. Damn her code-of-conduct contract—this isn’t just a molten-hot fling.

There’s just one kink in the relationship they’ve been avoiding: soon they’ll be going their separate ways. Lily’s home is in Savannah, and Gabe is a globe-trotter at heart. For them to be together, they’ll both have to upend their so-very-different worlds and face their fears in the process. And suddenly things don’t feel so Georgia peachy keen at all.

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Rating: ★ ★ ★. 5


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First Impression

I’ve had a couple of my friends constantly tell me that I need to read Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell, and while I haven’t had the chance to read it yet I couldn’t resist joining the blog tour for Do You Feel It Too?

Like:

Can I have a Gabe Powers in my life, please and thank you?! I feel bad because I did really like Lily’s character and her crazy parrot but Gabe Powers definitely stole the show! This man in the dictionary definition of the kind of man every woman needs in her life 😍. I’m not sure if I’ve read a book with a male lead who is so compassionate, understanding, and patient!

The chemistry between Gabe and Lily was obviously was the moment they met, or should I saw from the momen they were smacked together LOL. They had so many cute / swoon-worthy moments that had me sitting in bed with a ridiculous smile on my face while reading this. Although it felt a little insta like I did enjoy the development of their relationship but also their developments as characters.

Dislike:

While I did enjoy reading Do You Feel It Too? I couldn’t help but feel like the romance between Gabe and Lily was a bit more on the insta-love side? Maybe it’s just me but I would have preferred if there was a slow build up into their romance, especially with how perfect Gabe was the insta-love felt like it didn’t match his absolute swoon-worthy character.

This couldn’t be another one of its me not you (the book), but the ending to Do You Feel It Too? felt a little rush. I felt like it could have used another chapter or two to feel more complete, then again maybe I just didn’t want Do You Feel It Too? to come to an end LOL.

Would I recommend Do You Feel It Too?

Heck yeah! I’m really hoping I can squeeze Shimmy Bang Sparkle into in December TBR because I’m looking forward to reading more Nicola Rendell books! Also, if you wants to make another book with some of the characters from Do You Feel It Too? I wouldn’t object 👀. Just saying LOL.


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Nov. 26 – Padfoot’s Library
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Nov. 28 – Cupcake and a Latte
Nov. 29 – Between the Spine
Nov. 30 – My Slanted Bookish Ramblings
Dec. 3 – Perpetual Fangirl
Dec. 4 – Simply Patty
Dec. 5 – Turning Pages
Dec. 6 – BritReadsBooks
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About Nicola Rendell

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Nicola Rendell, the bestselling author of Shimmy Bang Sparkle, loves writing naughty romantic comedies. After receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. Nicola’s work has been featured in the Huffington Post and the USA Today blog Happy Ever After. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. Her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady, but she’s totally OK with that. For more information and updates, visit http://www.NicolaRendell.com.
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Until next time bibliophiles,
Patty♕

 

Review: A Dragon’s Treasure [BLOG TOUR + GIVEAWAY]

A Dragon’s Treasure
(Shifters of Black Isle, #3)
Lorelei Moone

Series: Shifters of Black Isle, #3
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Romance
Publication Date: November 20, 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 156
Source: Indie Sage PR

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I’m a warrior. No one will tame me, except…

Rhea’s new position as general of Black Isle’s armies brings with it a whole host of challenges. The enemy is at the gates, and he’s furious. Black Isle’s defenses are weaker than she would like, so she sees only one solution: to summon their secret weapon. A creature so untamed and powerful, he has been banished to the depths of the dungeons, only to be let out in the direst of need. To ensure his cooperation, she will need to rely on more than just her combat skills…

The harder she makes it, the sweeter my victory when I claim her.

Saras has been asleep for generations. When a female voice wakes him from his slumber, he knows there’s only one way to avoid the disaster that led him to be confined to the dungeons in the first place. But she’s unwilling and instead hopes to use his considerable powers in battle against Black Isle’s enemy. But a dragon has needs and ignoring them will only end in tears; or in this case, in flames.

No matter how hard Rhea tries to deny it, the attraction between them is hard to ignore. But with the future of the Black Isles on the line, this is hardly the time for romance. Or is it? That’s the thing about playing with dragon fire; sooner or later you’re going to get burned.

A Dragon’s Treasure is the third installment in Lorelei Moone’s brand new fantasy romance series, Shifters of Black Isle. Shifters, magic and relatable characters; set in a mysterious, distant land, where anything seems possible, and yet all its inhabitants hold dear could be destroyed in an instant.

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Rating: ★ ★ ★. 5


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It had come as somewhat of a surprise to Rhea to be summoned by King Brockets at this time. It was a quiet morning, and there was no Council meeting planned that she knew of.


First Impression

I’ve only read about 3 of Lorelei Moone books, and after reading Claimed by the King I was curious to read about the Rhea who came off as extremely tough.

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Saras – I really liked Saras’ character and how Lorelei wrote him sleeping and having flashbacks to the past. I really felt the guilt that he felt from his past mistakes and even when he finally wakes up and has to come to terms with his guilty and the fact that there’s always death when it comes to war.

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Review: Hate Notes [Blog Tour + Giveaway]

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Hate Notes

Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: November 6 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 290
Source: Thomas Allen & Son

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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes an unexpected love story of secondhand hearts and second chances…

It all started with a mysterious blue note sewn into a wedding dress.

Something blue.

I’d gone to sell my own unworn bridal gown at a vintage clothing store. That’s when I found another bride’s “something old.”

Stitched into the lining of a fabulously feathered design was the loveliest message I’d ever read: Thank you for making all of my dreams come true.

The name embossed on the blue stationery: Reed Eastwood, obviously the most romantic man who ever lived. I also discovered he’s the most gorgeous. If only my true-love fantasies had stopped there. Because I’ve since found out something else about Mr. Starry-Eyed.

He’s arrogant, cynical, and demanding. I should know. Thanks to a twist of fate, he’s my new boss. But that’s not going to stop me from discovering the story behind his last love letter. A love letter that did not result in a happily ever after.

But that story is nothing compared to the one unfolding between us. It’s getting hotter, sweeter, and more surprising than anything I could have imagined.

Something new.

But I have no idea how this one is going to end…

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★


Opening Line

I wouldn’t have been caught dead in here a year ago. Don’t take that the wrong way-I’m not a snob.


First Impression

I’ve only read a couple of books by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward, yet I’ve never read any of their dual books. I was very curious to see how these two authors’ writing style would combine to make one complete story. So when Hate Notes was brought to my attention, I was instantly curious and after a quick read of the synopsis it was an automatic add to my TBR. Getting asked to be part of the blog tour was definitely an added bonus! While I was excited to read Hate Notes I also found myself to be a little bit nervous because the synopsis screams secondhand embarrassment o.O

Like:

Hate Notes was indeed an entertaining read! Right off the bat I knew I would love Charlotte’s character. She was a breathe of fresh air to be honest, while Charlotte was Blonde with blue eyes, she wasn’t your typical heroine that’s described in every romance book (cue me rolling my eyes). Charlotte was optimistic, funny, eccentric, with a side of crazy (according to Reed). I loved her outlook on life, it seemed no matter how many times life dealt her a shitty card, or how many times someone would say mean/insulting things to her, she always tried to look at it from a different point of view.

Now Mr. Reed Eastwood, dear lord this man takes dark and brooding to a whole other level. He’s an ass right from the start and I loved how Charlotte didn’t back down and spoke her mind to him, even if it was typed in the air (honestly, Charlottes’ air typing absolutely killed me LOL) ! Reed had his heart broken and any time Charlotte seemed to be asking anything on a personal level or anything that reminded him of the old Reed, he was quick to put his walls up around her. I liked how quickly Charlotte was able to pick up on Reed putting up walls and that not all of his frustration was always intended to hurt her. Dark and brooding male leads aren’t always an automatic swoon for me, but with Reed it was an automatic swoon

The chemistry between these two? WOOOO! Both of them seemed to flick a switch in each other whenever they were near one another, which at times had me laughing at all the tense and early sexual frustration between them. While it was clear that these two had feelings for one another, both were uncertain and scared to cross that line due to be hurt in the past. I liked that they didn’t imminently jump each other during there first couple of encounters, their relationship was almost a slow burn in the sense that you knew it would happen but it was a matter of when.

Dislike:

While I did enjoy Hate Notes I couldn’t help but feel like this story was not complete. I don’t want to spoil anything but the ending didn’t read like a full ending, and slightly felt like it was rushed through. I’m a stickler for things not being wrapped up fully, because as I reader I feel like if an author mentions something in their books that causing any conflict, small or big, should be fully addressed by the end and I didn’t get that fully with Hate Notes nor did it feel like somethings things were resolved or mention in a realistic manner.

Secondly, this book is titled Hate Notes but I felt like as readers we really didn’t get any hate notes? I would have loved if there were more moments when Reed would actually leave Charlotte “hate notes” on his blue stationary so that it would go with the title more.

Lastly, this isn’t really a dislike but more of a was it needed. There were a couple of moments when Charlotte would say things and I couldn’t help but think yell “WHY IN THE WORLD WOULD YOU SAY THAT?!” out loud to my book lol.

“Well…” I sat back in my chair and gestured to the outfit I wore. “You know I’m naked under here. But that doesn’t mean I have to show you my breasts.”

See? Cue secondhand embarrassment. Like of all analogies that’s what came out of her mouth?! LOL

Favourite Quotes:

“I think it’s better to spend years treasuring a memory that might hurt sometimes than to never make one at all.”

Would I recommend Hate Notes?

OF COURSE! If you want a hot office romance with a male lead that is dark, brooding, and has his guard up all the time until an eccentric individual comes into his life than ADD THIS TO YOUR TBR!!


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Nov. 12 – BookCatPin
Nov. 13 – RemarkablyLisa
Nov. 14 – BritReadsBooks
Nov. 15 – Simply Patty
Nov. 16 – Padfoots Library
Nov. 19 – Stuck in YA Books
Nov. 20 – My Slanted Bookish Ramblings
Nov. 21 – Cupcake and a Latte
Nov. 22 – Between the Spine
Nov. 23 – The Required Reading List


About Vi Keeland

Vi Keeland Author PhotoVi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA TodayBestselling author.  With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over one hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward

Penelope Ward Author PhotoPenelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Timesbestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Timesbestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journalbestseller list. Other New York Timesbestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilotand Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

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Patty♕

Review: The First Rule of Hook-Ups

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The First Rule of Hook-Ups

Nina Crespo

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Publishing: LLC (Brazen)
Publication Date: November 12 2018
Format: eARC
Pages: 200
Source: InkSlinger / NetGalley

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Rating: ★ ★ ★ 


Opening Line

Alexa raised a mojito in a toast. “Love sucks.”
Nat sat next to her at the square, white linen-covered table. She lifted a glass of chardonnay. “I’ll co-sign on that.”


I always enjoy reading books from Entangled Publishing’s Brazen. Every read so far has had a great balance of a well structured plot with some sexy times ;). However, this time around with The First Rule of Hook-Ups I didn’t feel like I got a good amount of structured plot with sexy times.

Alexa and Rafe meet again and this time things are a little different since Alexa is no longer engaged. When Rafe sees her again he’s honestly surprised but assumes she’s now married and off limits. Alexa, now single and a little jaded decides that now is the time to finally give in to what she wants, Rafe. However, Rafe wants it to be just a hook-up and lets be honest that didn’t work out they he wanted.

All in all The First Rule of Hook-Ups was a fast paced read, with some great sexy times, but I didn’t find myself in love with how everything played out. I think this will be a series, so hopefully I’ll have better luck with the next book!


About the Author:

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

 

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Until next time bibliophiles,
Patty♕