Behind, again, with reviews. But ended up today with one post not being ready because the book itself hasn’t been released. Ended up with extra time to just blog since my school library is pretty much ready for me to leave it for the summer as they get ready to do construction and kick us all out anyway. Not wanting to go out and spend money today, broke till payday on Thursday. And, well, hanging out and relaxing till my concert event of the year tonight, New Kids on the Block! So as I was sitting here and had replied to all my comments, decided the best thing to do would be to get some reviews done! So here are some mini-reviews of one favorite author, as well as some new authors. If it is an author I’ve had the chance to meet, I’ll be sure to share that picture of me with them from whatever convention I got to see them at. These are all adult novels, nothing YA.
Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase:
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: EverAfter Romance
Release Date: February 17th, 2017
My rating: 5 stars
As with the first book in the series, Royally Screwed, one thing I really loved was the witty banter. The characters were so much fun, totally the type of people I’d love to hang out with. While I probably liked the first book a tiny, super-tiny bit better, I probably empathized more with Sarah. Such a fun read, loved the whole idea of the reality tv show for getting to marry the prince. And Prince Henry was a cutie. Also I enjoyed going back to the characters from the first book and getting to see how things were with them. Lots of smiles and feelings – both sweet and sad – in this story. Looking forward to the third book in the series, Royally Endowed, as well as getting to meet the author at Apollycon in March next year. Oh yeah, and here is the picture in the coloring book that goes with this series, although you can see I’m not quite finished with it..
Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Some men are born responsible, some men have responsibility thrust upon them. Henry John Edgar Thomas Pembrook, Prince of Wessco, just got the motherlode of all responsibility dumped in his regal lap.
He’s not handling it well.
Hoping to help her grandson to rise to the occasion, Queen Lenora agrees to give him “space”—but while the Queen’s away, the Prince will play. After a chance meeting with an American television producer, Henry finally makes a decision all on his own:
Welcome to Matched: Royal Edition.
A reality TV dating game show featuring twenty of the world’s most beautiful blue bloods gathered in the same castle. Only one will win the diamond tiara, only one will capture the handsome prince’s heart.
While Henry revels in the sexy, raunchy antics of the contestants as they fight, literally, for his affection, it’s the quiet, bespectacled girl in the corner—with the voice of an angel and a body that would tempt a saint—who catches his eye.
The more Henry gets to know Sarah Mirabelle Zinnia Von Titebottum, the more enamored he becomes of her simple beauty, her strength, her kind spirit… and her naughty sense of humor.
But Rome wasn’t built in a day—and irresponsible royals aren’t reformed overnight.
As he endeavors to right his wrongs, old words take on whole new meanings for the dashing Prince. Words like, Duty, Honor and most of all—Love.
Kaleidoscope Hearts (Hearts #1) by Claire Contreras:
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 8th, 2015
My Rating: 4 stars
I enjoyed this one. It wasn’t anything way out there that was too surprising. It was a very good read, hard to put down when I picked it up, which often would be before bed, making it hard to go to sleep. I didn’t know it was going to be a series until I’d finished it. So I guess I’ll be needing to get ahold of those books soon! I did get to meet the author when I was at Apollycon back in March as well, you can see us in the picture below on the left. I ended up reading it because I wanted to color that page in the coloring book I have, although I’ve just started it as you can see in the picture below on the right.
Together they learn a lesson in chemistry and how opposites attract. Their sex is getting an A but will Miss Thompson pass Peter Parker? Or is this just a little fun until school’s out for the summer?
No. Scratch that. Too cheesy.
…two people, torn apart by the tumultuous tides of life, only to discover refuge in…
WTF? What does that even mean? DELETE.
…two people, confused as shit as to where they should be and who they should love and none of this means a damn thing because it’s all lies!
I’m not Hope Hughes. I’m not some fierce woman romance machine. Hell, I’m not even a woman.
I’m a liar.
And while I refuse to believe my own BS, deceit masked in heartfelt phrases of love and devotion, I want to make herbelieve them. Because maybe—just maybe—if she can find the soul within my words, she’ll also be able to find the truth scribbled on my heart.
You see, I once lived for the perfect plot twist.
I just never expected to actually live it.
This is my story. Well, maybe her story. I just wish I could make it our story.
The one I’m still writing.
Two years after a devastating breakup, Brittni Mitchell has moved on from Justin Avery—or so she tells herself. But when she returns to Seattle for her best friend’s engagement party, Brittni finds herself the victim of a disastrously timed elevator breakdown. She’s trapped with the last person she wants to face, and forced to recount the past she desperately wants to forget.
She’s going to have to look back…
When Brittni left her podunk hometown for a big city college experience at the University of Washington, hooking up with a guy like Justin Avery was not part of her plan. Between Justin’s attention-grabbing tattoos, cigarette smoking, and bad boy attitude Brittni quickly chalked him up as �Mr. Wrong.” But his charm was unrelenting, and Brittni’s decision to give Justin a chance quickly turned into the worst choice she ever made.
So that she might be able to move forward.
Now she’s stuck with Justin—literally—and the complicated web of misunderstandings that tied up the truth for two years is about to unravel.
My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.
This is the story of an American Queen.