Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Title: An Indecent Proposal
Series: The O'Malley's #3
Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing/Forever
Release date: August 30th, 2016



Greed. Ambition. Violence.

Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him.

 Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying and dying for .

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Sunday, August 28, 2016


Title: Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit
Series: Standalone
Author: Jaye Robin Brown
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release date: August 30th, 2016



Joanna Gordon has been out and proud for years, but when her popular radio evangelist father remarries and decides to move all three of them from Atlanta to the more conservative Rome, Georgia, he asks Jo to do the impossible: to lie low for the rest of her senior year. And Jo reluctantly agrees. 

 Although it is (mostly) much easier for Jo to fit in as a straight girl, things get complicated when she meets Mary Carlson, the oh-so-tempting sister of her new friend at school. But Jo couldn’t possibly think of breaking her promise to her dad. Even if she’s starting to fall for the girl. Even if there’s a chance Mary Carlson might be interested in her, too. Right?

Thank you Edelweiss and Harper Collins for the e-ARC

I really really liked Georgia Peaches and Other Forbidden Fruit. Especially the cast of characters! Jaye Robin Brown knows how to write group of friends and family and love. I had such a fun time while reading this book and seriously, didn't want anything to end.


- A big part of this book is about religion and faith and belief. And you can see two sides of the coin in this book: Jo's family and her new stepmom's family.

- Jo (the MC) has a deal with her dad. And when they move to the new town, she needs to hide that she likes girls. Of course, then she meets Mary Carlson and everything comes crashing down.

- Family support and A+ friendships.

- Flirtinggggg I can't wait to get my own copy because 1) that cover is my favorite thing in the world, it's so damn cute, 2) this story is incredible and will forever be with me in my heart.

I can't wait to recommend this book to every single person (yes yes yes)


Jaye Robin Brown, or Jro to her friends, lives and writes in the mountains north of Asheville, North Carolina. She's in awe of magic and beauty, and is a stalwart champion for the underdog, both human and other. When she's not writing, you can find her in the art room of the high school where she teaches, or on her small farm hanging out with her dogs, cats, and horses.

Contact: Website | Facebook | Twitter 
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Saturday, August 27, 2016

So one of my big loves in liiiiiife is... not food sadly. (But close) It's MANGA. If you do not know what a manga is, Wikipedia help me out please:

"Manga are comics created in Japan or by creators in the Japanese language, conforming to a style developed in Japan in the late 19th century."

So basically they're Japanese comics and they are amazing. Well some of them are and I just had this (crazy) idea to create a rec list with my All Time Faves. These are the ones I reread 24/7. I'm always back to them at one point. They are GOOD; let it be in characters, plot, art (very important to me hehe!) and overall the whole story.


Title: TOKYO GHOUL
Genre: Horror, Mystery, Psychological, Supernatural
Rating: 10/10
Chapters: 144

Summary:
Strange murders are happening in Tokyo. Due to liquid evidence at the scene, the police conclude the attacks are the result of 'EATER' type ghouls. College buddies Kaneki and Hide come up with the idea that ghouls are imitatins humans so that's why they haven't ever seen one. Little did they knnow that their theory may very well become reality.

Why you should pick it up:
✧ Cannibals aka ghouls
✧ Kaneki Ken the MC is the purest soul in the world and his story is a tragedy and he says it to you since the very first chapter
✧ All the characters this story has, you will care for them and even though some are evil you WILL CARE FOR THEM
✧ There is a sequel (Tokyo Ghoul: RE) and it's the best thing in the world. And Kaneki's story is one of my fave character developments but also transformations and everyone should experience this.
✧ The art is beautiful, the story is heartbreaking but also really good and amazing.
✧ It has gore and other trigger warning. So if you're uncomfortable with blood and insects and creepy things like eyes, this is not for you.


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Friday, August 26, 2016

Hi, guys! Sil here. Yesterday in the Twitter Universe, I saw great Alisha Rai and Courtney Milan getting these tweets because they spoke about this article in Culturess called Sports-Themed Romance Novels: Two Great Tastes... and that article is great + it talks about the lack of diversity in regard of the MCs or secondary characters in sports romances.

So of course, I had to talk a bit about this because IT IS SO TRUE. I wrote a super long thread saying why it is impossible writing all-white sports teams when in REAL LIFE there is nothing like that.
 You can click the tweet and it will lead you to my thread where I also talk about various sports (tennis, F1, football, and more).

I decided to make a list of books with POC as MC/LIs in sports romances/New Adults! You know I love doing rec lists and it's a joy to me doing them. I also find out about more books while doing the lists and it's a win win!


1. Slamdunked By Love by Jamie Wesley.
What you can find: FAKE DATING, Basketball, Coach's daughter.

2. Right of First Refusal by Dahlia Adler
Fake dating, second-chance romance, basketball, lacrosse.

3. The Player Next Door by Kathy Lyons.
NBA star hero, neighbors trope, heroine is a professor with PhD.


4. Fast Break by Regina Hart.
Heroine owns the basketball team + former WNBA star, hero is a retired NBA player/turned coach.

5. Once Upon a Player by Agay Llanera.
College volleyball star, girl friendships, hero wants his own food business.

6. Match Point Mishap by Madelyn Tuviera.
Can't pay college so he decides to apply for a sport scholarship, sport: badminton, talented badminton heroine. 


7. Well Played by Katrina Ramos Atienza.
Inspired by Pride & Prejudice, math genius hero, soccer player heroine.

8. Kulti by Mariana Zapata.
Soccer player heroine, age gap, childhood crush, hate-to-love, best friends to lovers.

9. The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen.
Heroine owns herself, virgin hero, soccer and hockey.


10. Revved by Samantha Towle.
Race car mechanic heroine, bad boy of F1.

11. Revived by Samantha Towle.
Heroine is a therapist, F1 driver is forced into therapy so he doesn't lose his contract.

12. Power Play by Katherine Stark.
Hockey, investigative reporter heroine, BDSM. 


13. Love on the Highlight Reel by Christina C. Jones.
Football player and owner's daughter trope.

14. Love in the Redzone by Love Belvin.
Football player wants a second chance at his career + heroine wants the best for her son. 

15. All Played Out by Cora Cormack.
Heroine writes to do list, hero finds out and wants to help her. Also: football.


16. Falling Hard by Mina V. Esguerra
Rugby player, journalism intern, they can't afford to fall in love.

17. Settle the Score by Tara Frejas
Basketball player heroine + cheerleader hero = ENOUGH SAID.

18. Head Over Heels by Crystal B. Bright.
Pitcher in the MLB, junior sports agent heroine has a rule not to date athletes. 

And if you want more books, you should all check out WOCINROMANCE sports section here. There are so much more books there. I love that page so much, you can find so many books by WOC authors! Definitely check it out. 
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Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Title: Six Month Rule
Series: Kingston Ale House #2
Author: A. J. Pine
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release date: July 11th, 2016



The second I met Will Evans in his three-piece suit with that hot as hell British accent, I wanted him.

That is...until he insulted my shoes and stole my corner office.

Now I have to work side-by-side with the surly British arsehole who just set my career back six months.

It's fine. That accent won't get to me, no matter how sexy it sounds when he asks permission to do things professionals shouldn't do. On the couch. In the corner office I still wish was mine.

Maybe we can't keep our hands off each other, but I'm sure as hell not falling for a guy who lives an ocean away. Because in six months, he's leaving for good.

I don't do broken hearts, but you know what they say...

There's a first time for everything.

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Monday, August 22, 2016


Title: Keeping Her Secret
Series: Endless Summer
Author: Sarah Nicolas
Publisher: Entagled/Crush
Release date: August 22nd, 2016
Read the first chapter at the Entangled Teen website!



All’s fair in love and summertime prank wars. 

The last person Riya Johnson expected to run into at her new summer camp is Courtney Chastain—her childhood best friend and the girl who broke her heart after a secret, mind-blowing, life-altering kiss. She definitely didn’t expect to be sharing a bunk bed with her for four long weeks.

Courtney has what every girl wants—she’s beautiful, rich, and the object of every boy’s desire at Camp Pine Ridge. Too bad none of them make her feel an iota of what Riya’s kiss did all those years ago. But Courtney needs to uphold appearances at all costs—even if it means instigating an all-out prank war with Riya as her main target.

Neither girl can stop thinking about the other…but that doesn’t mean they can give up past hurts and take a chance on a future together.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016


Title: An Indecent Proposal
Series: The O'Malley #3
Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing / Forever 
Release date: August 30th, 2016



Greed. Ambition. Violence. Those are the "values" Olivia Rashidi learned from her Russian mob family-and the values she must leave behind for the sake of her daughter. When she meets Cillian O'Malley, she recognizes the red flag of his family name . . . yet she still can't stop herself from seeing the smoldering, tortured man. To save her family, Olivia sets out to discover Cillian's own secrets, but the real revelation is how fast-and how hard-she's falling for him.

Plagued by a violent past, Cillian is more vulnerable than anyone realizes. Anyone except Olivia, whose beauty, compassion, and pride have him at "hello," even if she's more inclined to say good-bye to an O'Malley. While his proposal of sex with no strings seems simple, what he feels for her isn't, especially after he learns that she belongs to a rival crime family. Cillian knows that there is no escape from the life, but Olivia may be worth trying-and dying-for . . .


The third book in Katee's mafia series is as amazing as the rest. Getting to know Cillian O'Malley with a closer look is a good thing. I didn't know if I would like his POV so much, or better yet, like I thought of him as a little kid (HE ISN'T THO) because we got his older siblings' books first and I was like whaaaat when I thought of Cillian being a kid. But nope. He wears suits and tattoos and he is supah nice looking (Olivia thinks so too).

There is more Mafia element. I love this series because that doesn't go away... like ever. The O'Malley's have lots of problems with a lot of mafia families. And this time the Romanovs are on the spot. I am more scared of them than all the other, I have no clue why but it's just I DON'T KNOW THEM VERY WELL. They can have secrets under their sleeves. They can do anything and I wouldn't expect it so this freaks me out a bit. But it made my experience so much better!

Olivia and her daughter were such a joy to read about! Their story is: Olivia is the step sister of the current head of the Romanov family. Though she doens't want to be part of the family, Dmitri promised their late father to make Olivia a Romanov. Olivia isn't here for you. Her only concern is to protect her daughter. So when she meets Cillian, she knows he is an O'Malley and knows he's always going to pick his family over her.

What she doesn't know is that the O'Malley's aren't such a tight family anymore. They know pain and they know loss. The siblings are each with their own and they don't talk with each other as much as before the tragedy. 

The romance is off the charts hot and I love that Cillian is super sweet and caring with them. You think tattoos and a mafia boss's son? But he is all that but so much more. Cillian O'Malley is so much more. 





New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Katee Robert learned to tell her stories at her grandpa’s knee. She found romance novels at age twelve and it changed her life. When not writing sexy contemporary and speculative fiction romance novels, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her wee ones, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.


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Thursday, August 4, 2016


Title: Blind Landing
Series: Flipped #1
Author: Carrie Aarons
Release date: August 4th, 2016



Fear stops dreams in their tracks before they even have a chance. Then again, so do injuries.

Natalia Grekov was born to win Olympic gold. As the USA’s top gymnast, she’s calm, confident and ready to make her country proud in just two short months. And her elite athlete lifestyle includes no time for distractions—especially men. When a disastrous fall in practice puts her dreams at risk, it seems the only person who can help her is the one person she wants nothing from.

Spencer Russell is gymnastics’ bad boy. A cocky, laid-back charmer with abs of steel and a witty mouth, he waltzes around the U.S. Gymnastics Training Camp like he owns the place—even though he doesn't anymore. After an injury sidelined his career and any chance at Olympic glory, he’s now just a coach, helping other gymnasts reach their goals. Serious is not a word in Spencer’s vocabulary. But when Natalia tumbles into his life, he's suddenly sincerely interested in helping the blonde beauty in any way he can.

Can they vault over the obstacles standing in their way? Or will Spencer be the distraction that causes Natalia's chance at gold to crash and burn?


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Tuesday, August 2, 2016


Title: Fool Me Once
Series: Foolproof Love #2
Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Entagled Brazen
Release date: August 1st, 2016



They say opposites attract, but this is just ridiculous. 

Aubry Kaiser doesn’t like people—actually, that’s not right. She loathes people. With her crippling anxiety, there’s no way she can demo her favorite video game at a convention with five thousand other people. Maybe if she brings someone to act as a shield… 

But the only person available is the sexy cowboy she can’t stand. 

Quinn Baldwyn is in a mess of his own. He’s been dodging his wealthy family’s matchmaking attempts—and life advice—for years, but with his sister’s wedding on the horizon, he needs of a shield of his own. 

He and Aubry can barely hold down a civil conversation, but in bed…fireworks. And the closer they get to Quinn’s sister’s wedding, the more he realizes that he might actually like Aubry. 

Now it’s up to him to convince her she might actually like him, too.



Fool Me Once has fake dating, hate to love trope, two fiery and proud characters, lots of sexy moments, a gaming Con and a wedding. 
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Monday, August 1, 2016


Title: Once Upon a Player
Author: Agay Llanera
Release date: August 9th, 2014



Gorgeous college senior Val Fabian is a player in every sense of the word. She's the star spiker of her university's volleyball team, and she never runs out of dates. But it seems that this year, she has finally been bitten by the commitment bug. She sets her sights on an unexpected target--the unassuming yet ultra-cute Jake Clementia. Val is used to getting what she wants, and is sure she'll snag him before graduation. But in the process of winning his heart, she is sideswiped by a surprise move that sends her tumbling from her pedestal.


Hell. To. The. Yeah. When I read a book I have so high expectations for and actually ends up being so much more? I get super happy and get to this sort of "slump." All the books I've read after this one don't feel like great enough and I just want to go back to Val and her funny moments and reread all of this book. 

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