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Review: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa de la Cruz

From bestselling author MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, comes a dazzling retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Christmas twist.

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her dad and little brother.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ’s next adult novel will be a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy. 

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My Review

Pride and Prejudice is probably one of my favorite novels ever written. So, when I heard about Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe, I was excited to get my hands on it and see how this author would adapt this story. I thought Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe was a lot of fun. I loved the idea of swapping genders and putting this story to a contemporary background.

Overall, I found this book to be a fun, sweet and easy read. I easily finished this book in just one sitting. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to checking out more from her in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review: Shock Jock, A Lair Novel by A.M. Madden

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Shock Jock

I’m Vaughn Lair.
You might have heard of my rock star cousin, Jack.
I’m on the radio for entirely different reasons.
My voice may not cause women to swoon through music and lyrics…it’s the content of my syndicated radio show that has them desperate to talk to me.
I’m a sex therapist who doles out great advice.
My doctorate gives me license to hold nothing back.
My listeners have crowned me the King of Romance.
I change relationships for the better.
I’m the SEXpert.
The erotic shock jock.
The man with a plan.
Until one call on the air turns the tables on me.
A stranger suddenly has me questioning everything I thought I knew about myself.
And then an unexpected turn of events between my best friend and me only worsens my confusion.
I have all the answers, except when it comes to my own damn love life.
This man no longer has a plan.
This man is now the one needing advice.

This book is a contemporary stand alone novel from the male pov meant for mature readers who are 18+. It contains explicit language and graphic sexual content.


My Review

When I first came across Shock Jock, I fell in love with the synopsis. I was really intrigued by it and loved the fact that this story was told from the male point of view. There is nothing I love more than getting to see a romance through the eyes of a man and I think this author did a wonderful job staying in the male point of view.

When I started reading this book, I was absolutely hooked. I loved Vaughn and his radio show. I loved his attitude and the advice that he would give to his callers. I thought he was an overall fun guy and was looking forward to getting to know his story.

However, things went downhill for me pretty quickly. I am going to be 100% honest with you and tell you that I didn’t realize at all that Haven was going to be Vaughn’s love interest. I don’t know how I could have missed that, but I really didn’t see it coming. Like I got that they were best friends and that Vaughn relied heavily on Haven, but I never felt romantic vibes from either of them, so it really threw me off. Like maybe I could believe these two could be friends with benefits to pass the time, but never anything romantic. Sadly, their romance d idn’t make sense or work for me.

And I hated, hated, hated their pet names for each other! I love, love, love a good pet name, but come on, Mooner & Perv….It just turned me off…And maybe that’s just me, and that’s totally ok.

I will say that even though the overall romance between Vaughn and Haven didn’t work for me, Vaughn and Haven did have some excellent sexual chemistry. Sexually, these two had chemistry for days and burned up the pages together.

So, overall, I thought this book was ok. For me, I thought it started out really great and then just kinda fell flat. For me, this is a case of hit for some and a miss for others.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: Approximately Yours (North Pole, Minnesota #3) by Julie Hammerle

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Danny Garland is so out of Holly’s league. And her family is only back in North Pole, Minnesota, long enough to sell Grandma’s house and say “Merry Christmas.” So telling her basketball-star, too-hot-to-be-real long-time crush that she’d like to kiss him under the mistletoe just isn’t going to happen.

And now he’s asked out her cousin, Elda. Elda is a mess at flirting, so when she begs Holly to intervene, she does. Holly helps her flirt with him over text. And then again. And again. Now she’s stuck texting him as her cousin, and Elda is the one going on the date. Holly thought she could settle for just conversation with Danny, but talking with him is some kind of magic. He’s got the perfect comebacks, she makes him laugh, they text until everyone is asleep.

She just can’t ever tell him it’s her he’s really texting.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book has hot texts, gingerbread wars, and a slow-burn romance that could melt a Minnesota winter.


My Review

It’s that time of year. The weather is getting cooler and I can’t stop myself from diving into the holiday reads. This time, I took a bit of a departure and switched things up with a YA read. When I came across Approximately Yours, I couldn’t help but fall in love with the synopsis of the story and just knew I’d have to dive in.

Approximately Yours was an absolutely cute read and while I do think this book could be enjoyed by any age group, I do think that leans more to the younger side of YA. With festive names and holiday details around each corner, there is no denying that this is one festive book. Danny is one of the sweetest guys ever and is getting over a broken heart. When he asks Elda out, he has no idea that Holly is the one really texting him. Holly and Danny’s banter is entertaining and you can feel the chemistry between the two of them. I loved watching the two of them get to know one another and couldn’t wait to see what would happen when Danny realizes he hasn’t been talking to Elda this whole time….It is the perfect YA set-up.

If you’re looking for a book that is sweet, light, festive and totally YA, look no further.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, via the publisher & NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: The Devil’s Advocate by Michaela Haze

Dahlia Clark is a Hell Broker. You want to sell your soul, she’s your girl.
The only problem? She’s not seen her boss, Luc, in over two centuries.
Not since he forced her out of hell, out of his bed and condemned her to be his eyes and ears on the surface.
As far as breakups go, it could have been better!

When Dahlia meets Samuel Rose, a male incubus with the London Underground scene wrapped around his finger, things are looking up in the romance department.
At least she can dust off a few of those cobwebs.

Wrong.
Lucifer doesn’t like it when people play with his things.
It doesn’t matter that he dumped her over two hundred years ago. The Devil wants Dahlia back, whatever the cost.

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My Review

“I plan to claim you. Mark you. Never again will you question my love and loyalty to you.”

You know, I wasn’t 100% sure what to expect when I picked up the Devil’s Advocate. I mean, it’s not everyday that you meet the woman who wants to buy your soul. Dahlia is one unique creature with an even more interesting job. As a Hell Broker, she is the eyes and ears for Luc; although it’s been more than two centuries since she’s seen him. Luc may have broken Dahlia’s heart, but he is never too far away. And when Samuel enters the picture, that just might be the push Luc needed to reclaim Dahlia for his own….

Overall, I thought this was a really intriguing book. I thought it was dark and really unique. I loved how original the story-line was and how the characters pulled you into their story. This book is dark and sexy with some surprising twists and an ending that leaves you begging for more.

I think this author has a ton of potential in the paranormal romance world and I look forward to seeing what she’s got in store for us next.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

Release Blitz with Review: Rock Me (Jaded Ivory Book 1) by Rebecca Brooke

 

Title: Rock Me
Series: Jaded Ivory #1
Author: Rebecca Brooke
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2017
Blurb
I am not a victim.
At least that’s what I wanted to believe. What I wanted the
world to see. Five years of trying to find the girl I hid from the world.
I wouldn’t let the bullies win. I couldn’t.
What was I supposed to do when he walked
into the building? He’d made my high school years a living hell.
But, he doesn’t recognize me.
How do I prove he didn’t break me? Simple, take him home for
a one-night stand.
At least it sounded like a good idea at the time.

My Review

“Our lips reconnected; the same as before, yet different. This time there weas a promise. A promise of more.”

“Cole was different. It was like an inferno was racing through me, burning nerve endings along the way. I felt sexy and desirable.”

I thought this book was an ok read. I thought the idea of the story was unique and it definitely intrigued me. I thought the author did an amazing job with how she portrayed Mari’s past and the bullying that she endured. Fast forward to the future, Mari is not the same shy person she was in high school, she has totally reinvented herself. And Cole….Well, I’m not gonna lie, it took me a while to warm up to him. At first, I thought that Mari was just a conquest to him; that he had to get with the unattainable girl. But, once I learned about Mari and Cole’s past….let’s just say I was not a fan. I was pleased to see that Cole has matured a lot since high school and I do think that he was genuinely sorry for his past mistakes. I liked that he had to work for Mari’s forgiveness and really prove himself to her.

The only real issue I had with the story was the actual relationship with Cole and Mari. Personally, I feel that these two would have been better off as friends. I won’t deny that they had amazing sexual chemistry, because they totally did. I mean off the charts hot chemistry. And I can even get behind the idea of Mari having a revenge f@%k with him, but to have an actual relationship with him, just felt awkward to me. Cole was a total jerk and made Mari’s life a living hell in high school. And I totally get that Cole is sorry and has grown since high school, but I just had the hardest time wrapping my mind around forgiving him and pursuing a romantic relationship. And maybe that’s just me, but that aspect just didn’t work for me.

So, overall, this book was an ok read. Rock Me is definitely a book that you can finish in just one sitting. I thought it was written well and it does deal with some heavy hitting and real issues. But, there was just some things that didn’t work out for me. Even though this wasn’t a 100% hit for me, I’m still glad I picked it up and gave it a chance. I would be open to reading more from this author in the future.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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Review and Excerpt Tour: Can’t Hardly Breathe (The Original Heartbreakers #4) by Gena Showalter

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From New York Times Bestselling author Gena Showalter, comes the next standalone romance in the Original Heartbreakers Series—CAN’T HARDLY BREATHE!

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CAN’T HARDLY BREATHE Synopsis:

New York Times bestselling author Gena Showalter returns with an irresistible Original Heartbreakers story about a woman who’s never felt desired and the man who wants her more than air to breathe…

Bullied in high school, Dorothea Mathis’s past is full of memories she’d rather forget. But there’s one she can’t seem to shake—her longstanding crush on former Army Ranger Daniel Porter. Now that the sexy bad boy has started using her inn as his personal playground, she should kick him out…but his every heated glance makes her want to join him instead.

Daniel returned to Strawberry Valley, Oklahoma to care for his ailing father and burn off a little steam with no strings attached. Though he craves the curvy Dorothea night and day, he’s as marred by his past as she is by hers. The more he desires her, the more he fears losing her.

But every sizzling encounter leaves him desperate for more, and soon Daniel must make a choice: take a chance on love or walk away forever.

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My Review

“In a moment of startling clarity, he’d understood just how deeply his rejection had hurt her. He wasn’t adorable to her. He was going to have to work for her. Game on.”

“Nicknames mattered. Just ask Dorothea. Nicknames built you up or tore you down.”

“Love empowered. Love healed. It was everything else that hurt.”

“She was my salvation.”

Told from dual points of view, Can’t Hardly Breathe follows the story of Dorothea and Daniel. Dorothea’s life has never been easy. All she’s ever wanted in life was to be a meteorologist. She tried her best to keep her head down and make it through school, but high school was anything but easy. Subjected to bullying for many years, Dorothea has lots of doubts and self esteem issues. Through it all, there was only one shining light in her eyes, Daniel. He made her feel special in a world full of doubts, but in the end, he too proved to disappoint her…Flash-forward a few years into the future; Dorothea finds herself back home running her family’s Inn after her marriage failed. She’s desperately trying to improve her life and become a better version of herself. But, all it takes is one run-in with Daniel to see that her school girl crush never went away and this sexy bad boy could only spell trouble for Ms. Dorothea…..Daniel has his own personal demons that he’s trying to run from. He’s only returned home to care for his sick father. Daniel is the epitome of a bad boy, just wanting to have his fun with no strings attached. However one encounter with Dorothea will have the power to knock him on his ass and make him suddenly want more. Will Daniel be able to overcome his past and see that Dorothea is a woman worth fighting for? Will Dorothea put her heart on the line despite the risk that it will get broken? There is only one way to find out…

Overall, I thought this book was a good read. I found this story to be really well written and was intrigued by the characters. Their story was interesting and made me want to know more. I appreciated the way the author dealt with the tough issues such as bullying, self-esteem and PTSD. I was intrigued by Dorothea and Daniel’s history and thought the two them had some intense sexual chemistry.

As much as I enjoyed this story, I did have some issues with it. At times, I was a little put off by Dorothea’s self esteem issues. Please don’t get me wrong. I totally understand where she is coming from and why she feels the way that she does, but at a certain point, I was like enough is enough. I felt like she had come a long way since high school and was trying to reinvent herself, but she never showed the strength that I wanted her to have. I wanted to see her stand up for herself, be happy with the amazing woman that she is and not let her family walk all over her or continue to treat her badly. Like I said, I get where she is coming from and know that change won’t come easy, but she just left me wanting more. My other issue was with Daniel and Dorothea as a couple. Now, I think these two would be great as friends, but I didn’t really buy their romantic connection. I didn’t really feel the pull. I know I said previously that I thought they had great sexual chemistry and I stand by that, but as far as anything else, I just didn’t feel it. I don’t know if it’s because both characters were so hung up on their pasts and their own issues, or if they just jumped in too fast. It just didn’t work for me and I found myself struggling with them as a couple.

I think this story had a ton of good potential, but it just wasn’t the book for me. And though it wasn’t a hit for me, I’m still glad I checked this story out.  I think this story has a great overall message and deals with some real, hard hitting issues.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

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Gena Showalter’s CAN’T HARDLY BREATHE – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:

August 21st

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

Obsessed by books – Review

once upon a romance blog – Review

Scandalous Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

The Book Maven – Review & Excerpt

August 22nd

Alpha Book Club – Review

Beware Of The Reader – Review & Excerpt

Evermore Books – Review & Excerpt

Melena`s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Romance Rebels – Review & Excerpt

August 23rd

Booknerd1107 – Review

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Reads & Reviews – Review

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

Under The Covers Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt

August 24th

Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm – Review & Excerpt

Rainy Days and Pajamas – Excerpt

Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt

Reese’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

Shannonbookishlife – Review & Excerpt

August 25th

A geordielass honest blog on reviews – Review

Never without a book in hand – Review & Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt

August 26th

Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt

Kayns Book – Review

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

The Lovely Books – Review & Excerpt

With Love for Books – Review & Excerpt

August 27th

From the TBR Pile – Review & Excerpt

Kdrbck – Review & Excerpt

Living in Our Own Story – Review

Nessa’s Book Reviews – Excerpt

August 28th

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

My Nook, Books & More – Excerpt

Read-Love-Blog – Review

The Book Reading Gals – Review & Excerpt

August 30th

As The Book Ends – Review & Excerpt

Nerdy Dirty and Flirty – Review & Excerpt

Red Cheeks Reads – Review & Excerpt

Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt

August 31st

Embrace the Romance – Review & Excerpt

Milky Way of Books – Review & Excerpt

Once Upon a Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Straight Shootin’ Book Reviews – Review

Two Girls with Books – Review

September 1st

BJ’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Books and Things Blog – Review & Excerpt

Foxylutely Books – Review & Excerpt

Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt

September 2nd

A Fortress of Books – Excerpt

Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt

The bookworms obsession – Review

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

September 3rd

a crazy vermonters book reviews – Review

Bad boys and bedtime stories book blog – Review & Excerpt

Bloggin’ With M. Brennan – Review

Francoise’s Reading Corner – Review & Excerpt

Susan’s Books I Like – Excerpt

September 4th

All Things Dark & Dirty – Review & Excerpt

Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt

Rantings of a Reading Addict – Review & Excerpt

September 5th

Escape Inside the Pages – Review & Excerpt

Reading Escape Reviews – Review

Taylor Fenner’s Bookish World – Review & Excerpt

The Sassy Bookster – Excerpt

September 6th

Romancing the Readers – Review

Travels N Reads – Review & Excerpt

Sassy Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt

September 7th

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

Lina’s Reviews: A Book Blog – Review

Sofia Loves Books – Review

Wrapped Up In Reading – Review & Excerpt

September 8th

Book Lovers Hangout – Review & Excerpt

Crazii Bitches Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Dirty Girl Romance – Review

Stuck In Books – Excerpt

Shannon’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

September 9th

ContemporaryCween – Review & Excerpt

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Jax’s Book Magic – Excerpt

Ms. Me28 – Review & Excerpt

Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt

About Gena Showalter:

Gena Showalter is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the spellbinding Lords of the Underworld and Angels of the Dark series, two young adult series–Everlife and the White Rabbit Chronicles–and the highly addictive Original Heartbreakers series. In addition to being a National Reader’s Choice and two time RITA nominee, her romance novels have appeared in Cosmopolitan (Red Hot Read) and Seventeen magazine, she’s appeared on Nightline and been mentioned in Orange is the New Black–if you ask her about it, she’ll talk for hours…hours! Her books have been translated in multiple languages.

She’s hard at work on her next novel, a tale featuring an alpha male with a dark side and the strong woman who brings him to his knees. You can learn more about Gena, her menagerie of rescue dogs, and all her upcoming books at genashowalter.com or Facebook.com/genashowalterfans

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Release Blitz with Review: Crazy Girl by BN Toler

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Release Blitz Crazy Girl by BN Toler

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Romance author Hannah Bircham had made it. She was living the dream; a successful writing career, a loving husband, and dream home. Life couldn’t get better.
But it could get worse.
And it did.
The dream ended. And life as she knew it took a turn into Destitute City, party of one. Divorced, lost, and worst of all, a neurotic anxiety-ridden mess, Hannah’s focus and admirations disappeared. Feeling down on her luck, Hannah lost her mojo, her gift of writing.
How did one write about love when they’d stopped believing in it?
Hannah could either make up the perfect muse, or make it her mission to meet him. She just needed a little push. With encouragement from her best friend, Hannah decided to join a dating app, convinced she wouldn’t find Mr. Forever, but maybe, at the very least, she’d find her inspiration.
A muse.
Enter Wren Marner.
The complicated, sexy alpha veteran with his trunk of accomplishments and adventures walked, talked, and looked as if he’d just stepped out of a sultry romance novel. He was every woman’s fantasy and at the same time, the man one knew they should stay away from.
Filled with equal parts fear and fascination, Hannah threw caution to the wind, but what she experienced terrified her like never before.
Still, she forged forward.
But with all the wonder of Wren also came a reality Hannah didn’t know how to handle. She told herself he was merely work, but the truth was she was falling for him. And that couldn’t happen. But walking away from him wasn’t possible either, when he was her muse.
With her future on the line, she had to decide: As she entered the next chapter in her life, did she delve deeper with Wren in hopes of saving her career, or run in hopes of saving her heart?

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My Review

“My life had crashed, and I was standing amidst the wreckage watching it slowly burn to ash.”

“He’s a different breed than me. He scares me. But I want him.”

“Passion’s reckless in its existence. It defies rules. It dances on the edge of all reason. Passion rises even in the midst of chaos when everything feels lost and hopeless. It doesn’t care what is right or wrong….it just is.”

“Sometimes life was like a puzzle, the many people we encounter scattered pieces that we fit together creating the bigger picture. Every once in a while, the round edges of one of those pieces are frayed and they don’t exactly fit smoothly, but they find a place within your life, even though they never blend flawlessly into it.”

Crazy Girl is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Wren and Hannah. At one time, Hannah had the perfect life. She had everything that she could ever dream of. That is until one day, it was all taken away. Hannah is anxious, lost, a shell of the woman she used to be. Her confidence is gone and so is her creative mojo. She’s stuck and doesn’t know how to get that spark back. It isn’t until her friend convinces her to try dating again that Hannah finally feels some hope. If anything, maybe this experience will get her creative juices flowing again. What she didn’t plan on was meeting Wren. When we first meet Wren, he is picture of perfection. He’s sexy, alpha, adventurous and has an exciting job. But, as we get to know Wren, we discover that while he is all those amazing things, Wren is also broody, complex, weird and even a bit standoffish. Both characters have complex pasts that have broken and shaped them into the people that they’ve become. Wren terrifies Hannah, but can’t deny the pull that she feels to him…..

I thought Crazy Girl was an interesting read. I found the plot to be intriguing and saw the characters as puzzles that I couldn’t wait to solve. Hannah was an interesting character to me. At times, I found her easy to relate to because let’s face it, we’ve all been the crazy girl once or twice before, letting our insecurities rule our actions. She was untrusting due to her past and lacked confidence. I thought that Wren was a good match for her because even though I felt that these two were totally wrong for each other, Wren didn’t take any of Hannah’s crap. He basically made her open up her eyes and deal with her issues.

I did however have some issues with this story. I feel like I never really got a clear picture as to what exactly happened to Hannah in the past. I feel like not knowing the full story made it hard for me to connect with and understand Hannah at times. I desperately wanted to know more. What made her this hot mess of a woman? And Wren…He was equally frustrating. I didn’t like that he was always referring to Hannah’s behavior as “crazy” because I honestly don’t think she was. Her behavior was never over the top, but more like think before you speak if that makes sense. To be totally honest, I don’t really understand why Wren and Hannah were even a couple. They had such a love/hate relationship, with the hate ruling more than anything. At times, I felt like they were toxic together and wondered to myself why they would bother putting up with each other. They were so wrong for one another, but somehow made it work. Despite my issues with them, I will say that they did have some great sexual chemistry, which I enjoyed, but at the end of the day, they just left me wanting more.

For me, Crazy Girl is one of those reads that I didn’t love, but I didn’t hate either. While there were plenty of moments that frustrated me to no end, there were some beautiful emotional moments as well. Moments that brought tears to my eyes and made me glad that I picked up this book and gave it a chance.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

EXCERPT

Sipping my coffee, I grinned as Wren and Kegs debated about which female superhero would win if they faced off, She-Ra or Wonder Woman. They seemed to like the same kind of things, but not when it came down to the specifics.
“Wonder Woman can fly,” Kegs argued.
“She-Ra has the sword of protection and He-Man is her brother.” Wren shook his head, his face twisted as he raised a hand in confusion—like how could Kegs not see how obvious it was? “Dude, it’s a no-brainer,” he added.
Kegs scoffed, making me chuckle. They were really into this debate. Raising his hand, Kegs began ticking off a list of Wonder Woman’s advantages, “Bro, Wonder Woman is skilled in hand-to-hand combat, she has longevity, and super-human strength.” He flopped back in his seat as if he’d just put the whole thing to rest, but then popped back up, widening his eyes. “The lasso of truth, dude. Boom!” He laughed and pretended like he was dropping a mic on the ground. Wren chuckled as he stared down at his phone, his thumb moving over the screen appearing to be texting. Dropping his phone in his lap, he turned his head and looked at Kegs who was grinning, waiting for Wren to admit defeat.
“She-Ra was the alter ego of Princess Adora, which means she had multiple personalities, which means she was crazy,” Wren pointed out with an air of profoundness. “Crazy is a superpower.” Kegs laughed as Wren cut his gaze to me, a smirk on his face. I glared at him, pretending to be insulted by his comment since he constantly told me I was crazy, even though I thought he was somewhat amusing.
“You have a point, man,” Kegs agreed. I rolled my eyes. Men.
I opened my mouth to say something snarky when my phone vibrated. Taking it out, I was surprised to see I had a text from Wren.
Wren: You look gorgeous today.

I couldn’t stop the grin that exploded across my face after reading it. Ugh, what was wrong with me? I was such a girl. I was being one of those women…the ones that acted like little school girls when a boy said something nice to them. Tucking my phone back in my purse, I glanced up at him, the same dumb grin still on my face because it just wouldn’t go away, no matter how hard I tried to make it.
His gaze was fixed on mine. I rolled my eyes at him. Eye rolling was my forte.
He tilted his head, smirking. Don’t roll your eyes at me, woman.
I bit my lip, trying to stop myself from laughing. I shimmied my head in a talk-to-the-hand way. Don’t tell me what to do. We had a conversation without saying a word.
Kegs was oblivious to all of this because he admitted defeat in the She-Ra vs. Wonder Woman debate. “Okay, man. She-Ra might have the slightest advantage.”
We couldn’t help it. Wren and I chuckled because he had completely missed the moment that transpired between us.

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