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Release Blitz with Review: Rock Rebel (Nothing But Trouble #3) by Tara Leigh

Rock Rebel is now available!

“Tara Leigh has written her best Nothing But Trouble Book with Rock Rebel.

~Musings of the Modern Belle

 
SYNOPSIS

He’s a rock star with a secret; she’s a pop princess with a painful past, can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?

I’ve earned my bad reputation.

A few years ago, I was New York City’s hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now… I’m rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I’m an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.

They’re not entirely wrong. I don’t give a damn what other people think, and I’m all for breaking the rules… except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.

Rock gods don’t tour with pop princesses.

It’s not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity’s incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is… intriguing. But I’m convinced the skeletons in Verity’s closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we’re not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I’m determined to keep hidden.

Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules?

MY REVIEW

“If I was going to go up in flames, Dax could light the damn match.”

“I barely knew Dax. He barely knew me. But this invisible thread between us–I knew it deep in my soul. It was universal, primal, powerful.”

“He was in the zone. That place where music took over and you were just a conduit, a means of expressing something bigger and more powerful than you could fathom unless you experienced it for yourself. All bristling intensity, Dax was so beautiful in this moment. His passion pure and potent. He took my breath away.”

“Verity Moore. She was a sickness and a cure. Risk and safety net. The face of an innocent, the body of a sinner. A past filled with darkness, a future shining bright. My broken bombshell. My reckless, resilient rebel.”

I fell in love with Verity from the very beginning. She’s a lot tougher than she seems at the same time is the kind of girl you just want to protect. She made a lot of mistakes when she was younger, but everyone deserves a second chance. And when life tosses her that second chance, she’d be a fool not to take it. You see, Verity always wanted to be a singer and her big dream is about to come true. Being the opening act for Nothing But Trouble doesn’t seem real. She wants nothing more than to be a success and to prove to her fans that she’s more than just a has been. But when Dax enters the picture, he manages to turn her entire world upside down. Verity can’t stop thinking about him and worries that getting involved with a man like him would bring her nothing but trouble…There is a lot more to Dax than what meets the eye. Yes, he’s a sexy and talented musician, but would you have guessed that he was a child prodigy and has studied with some of the best? He could play just about anything you put in front of him and was a star when it came to classical music. That is until a woman broke his heart. He followed her to LA, but that just ended up being a dead end. Only his heart never recovered and he soon found a new outlet for his music. He’s great at what he does, but his walls are sky high. And when Verity enters the picture, all bets are off. There’s just something about her that gets under Dax’s skin and he can’t get her out of his mind. Their chemistry is intense and just begs to be taken a chance on. Staying away from each other seems impossible no matter how much they try…..

Overall, I really enjoyed Dax and Verity’s story. I was pulled in instantly and easily devoured this book in just a single sitting. I loved this author’s writing style and I loved the steady pace of the story. I will say that Rock Rebel does deal with some pretty tough issues and I appreciated the way that the author handled them.

I loved the pull between Dax & Verity and I really enjoyed seeing them trying to figure out things. They both had secrets in their past and guarded their hearts. But, the feelings these two had, were way too hard to deny. All they could do was sit back, enjoy the ride and hope that everything would work out in the end.

Rock Rebel is a fun and sexy read. While it is the third book in this series, it definitely can be read as a stand-lone. Rock Rebel will have you feeling a ton of emotions, but in the end, it’s totally worth the ride. This is the first book that I’ve read in this series and I’m super excited to get my hands on the other two books.

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

ABOUT TARA LEIGH
Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.
 
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Release Blitz with Review: ReWined Volume 1 by Kim Karr

ReWined, Volume I by Kim Karr is available NOW!
“ReWined was such an adorable & funny & sexy & exciting Enemy-Wine-Families-Romance!!! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Tyler – this one is MINE!!!!” – BJ’s Book Blog

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From New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr comes a brand new dramatic comedy of forbidden love and second chances.

Life is short. Time is fast.
No replay. No rewind.
That’s my motto.
And there’s nothing wrong with that.

That is until the day I turn 27 and everything changes. Suddenly, I’m expected to…

1) Move back to my hometown.
2) Stop partying.
3) Take over my family’s winery.
4) And get married.

Wait!
What?
That last one I didn’t see coming.

I’m Tyler Justin Ryan Holiday III, Northern California’s most eligible bachelor, and I don’t do monogamy. It’s just a wild guess but I’d have to say that monogamy isn’t going to do me, either.

My grandmother won’t listen to a word I have to say on the matter. And since the old battle-axe is still at the helm of my legacy, it’s not like I can blow her off. However, when she tells me whom she thinks will make the perfect bride, and then subsequently drops me at said bride’s door, I nearly lose my f*cking mind. Sure, dear old granny tries to sugarcoat the situation with a lot of glitz and glamour, but there’s no turning ash into fairy dust.

Paris Elizabeth Hollis Fairchild isn’t only the ultimate party girl and terrible wife material, she’s also my sworn enemy. We loathe each other. We have good reason. And it isn’t because our families are competitors.

Needless to say, I’m not surprised when the she-devil slams the door in my face—but it still pisses me off.

Apparently, she doesn’t know me as well as she thinks.
Doesn’t understand I’ve changed.
Doesn’t realize her rejection only spurs me on—makes me want to tame her, claim her, make her mine.

Then again, at 27 I’m no longer a lovesick teenager. I’m a grown-ass man with a big ego and an even bigger…never mind.

Paris says she doesn’t want to know how big I am, in any sense of the word.
I don’t believe her.
Either way, it doesn’t matter.

She’s a challenge I can’t resist. A temptation I can’t ignore. The woman I must have. We haven’t spoken in ten years but mark my words, she and I will be doing that and a hell of a lot more—very soon.

Life is short. Time is fast.
Replay. Rewind.
That’s my new motto.
And there’s no sugarcoating that.

***This is volume 1 in the Party Ever After series. Volume 2 will be released December 9th and Volume 3 on December 23rd.***

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My Review

“Unrestrained. Wild. Out of control. This kiss was carnal, deep, desperate, and I felt dizzy. Breathless. Lost. Reborn. Whatever this was between us, it consumed me. Blinding me. Taking me to a higher place.”

“We were barbaric. Like animals. A sweaty mess. Crazed. Fire. Flames. A bonfire out of control.”

“Tyler Holiday was lethal. With every touch, every word, every look, he seduced me more and more.”

“Like two magnets, we moved closer, the zing of electricity that was always there between us seemingly growing stronger with some invisible tether. It felt like the walls were closing in. As if the universe wanted us closer than we were.”

ReWined Volume 1 is the first book in an all new series from author Kim Karr. This book is fast paced, entertaining and will certainly keep you on your toes.

Following the story of Paris and Tyler, ReWined Volume 1 is told from dual points of view. From the moment I picked up this book, I was totally sucked into Pairs and Tyler’s story. They seemed like such the perfect match, but something happened and it will be ten years before the two of them are reunited. You see, Tyler is about to take over his family’s business. He discovers that his business is in serious trouble and isn’t happy with the solution that’s being presented to him. Despite his feelings, Tyler will do anything to save his business, even if that means marrying the girl that stole his heart, but that he hasn’t seen in ten years. Sparks will fly and the tension is thick. So, all I can say is sit back and get ready to enjoy this fast paced and fun ride….

Since this book is such a quick read, there isn’t too much that I can say about it without spoiling it. Here’s what I can tell you: this book is a lot of fun. From secrets to lies to questions and explosive chemistry, this book has it all. Paris & Tyler’s story is so easy to get lost in. Their banter is exciting and the feelings they have for one another are more alive than either could imagine. Their story is filled with just the right amount of sexiness and drama to keep you begging for more. I just loved the push and pull between these two and am dying to see just how their story is going to play out.

ReWined Volume 1 kicked off this series to a terrific start. I can’t wait to get my hands on Volume 2 and see what this author has in store for Paris & Tyler next!

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

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About the Author:

Reader * Chocolate Lover * Writer * Coffee Lover * Romantic * Beach Lover * Yoga Beginner

Kim Karr is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of eighteen novels. Best known for writing sexy contemporary love stories, she enjoys bringing flawed characters to life and creating romances that are page worthy. Her stories are raw, real, and explosive. Her characters will make you laugh, make you cry, make you feel. And her happily-ever-afters are always swoon worthy. From the brooding rock star to the arrogant millionaire to the Football Player. From the witty damsel-in-distress to the sassy high-powered businesswoman to the boutique owner. No two storylines are ever alike. If Kim’s not writing, you can find her wandering through antique stores with her husband, trying out new fitness classes with her sons, venturing out to new coffee shops with her daughter, or with her nose stuck in a book.

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Review: This Kiss (Sweetbriar Cove #8) by Melody Grace

Welcome to Sweetbriar Cove: the home of feel-good romance!

Jenny Archer knows that fairytales aren’t real… so when a handsome Scotsman shows up on her doorstep in the middle of the night, she figures there has to be a catch. Like the fact that he’s tall, dark, and emotionally unavailable – and claims to be the new owner of her home.

The last thing Fraser Macintosh needs is drama. He’s traded the flashy art scene for a quiet life working on his paintings in Sweetbriar Cove, but he didn’t figure on his new house coming complete with a beautiful, stubborn caretaker, and her smart-mouthed niece.

They may be unlikely roommates, but soon, sparks are flying between Fraser and Jenny – and heating up the dark autumn nights on Cape Cod. But can Jenny open her heart to this rakish stranger? And will Fraser trade his bachelor life for this unexpected new family?

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My Review

“He wasn’t sure why her praise mattered to him, but it did. On a dark night, in an empty house, far away from the reassuring buzz of his fans and hangers-on, her words felt true in a way he hadn’t believed in a long time.”

“It was like gravity had brought them to this frozen moment–some undeniable force that was beyond questions. Beyond words.”

This Kiss is the latest addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series and is a feel good romance that is sure to sweep you off your feet.

Told from dual points of view, Sweet Kiss follows the story of Jenny and Fraser. Small town living might not be for everyone, but Jenny couldn’t imagine a better place for herself and the niece that she is raising. As caretaker of this amazing house, Jenny has been able to provide a great place to live and focus on the things that matter the most. That focus is about to change when a sexy stranger shows up on their doorstep. It turns out this stranger is the new owner of their home and is ready to claim it for himself….Fraser wants nothing more than to escape the bright lights and stress of the big city and is hoping that Sweetbriar Cove will spark his passion for art again. He doesn’t mean to be broody and standoffish, but he wasn’t planning for Jenny, or having to share his sanctuary with anyone. Sparks will fly and this unlikely trio will find themselves as roommates until Jenny can find a place her and her niece to call their own. Will Jenny and Frazer give into the sparks flying between them?? There’s only one way to find out….

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I loved how smart and spunky Jenny was. I loved her fierce devotion to her niece Hannah and how she always did her best to give Hannah the life that she deserves. Speaking of Hannah, I just adored this kid. Not only was she brilliant, but she also saw all the things that Jenny tried to hide. She knew how amazing her aunt was and just wanted to see her have some happiness in her life and if being with Fraser would bring Jenny some happiness, then Hannah was all for it. And lets not forget Fraser. Not only was he a famous and talented artist, he also had a huge heart to go along with it. Sure he came off as kind of a jerk in the beginning, but he more than made up for it in the end. Once I got to know the real Fraser, I couldn’t get enough of him and couldn’t wait to see him sweep Jenny off of her feet.

This Kiss is the perfect small town romance to spend your afternoon getting swept away in. There’s passion. There’s light drama. There’s a great feeling of family and friendship. There’s steamy moments and one’s that just knock you off of your feet. All in all, this is the kind of romance that makes you fall in love from the first page and leaves you with a big smile on your face when you get to the end. This Kiss is a terrific addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series. I loved seeing all the familiar faces and new ones too. I look forward to getting my hands on the next book in this series and seeing who falls under the spell of Sweetbriar Cove next.

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

Review: Tequila, Tequila by Emma Hart

TEQUILA + YOUR BEST FRIEND + YOUR BEDROOM = UM. WHOOPSIE?

Don’t sleep with your best friend.
Take it from me. I did it. And it was awful.
I-wish-the-tequila-made-me-forget kind of bad.
The problem is, Luke has forgotten. He swears that he can’t remember a thing about that night beyond the trays of tequila shots being set on the tables.
Except I can’t forget. I can’t forget how good his hands felt until I fell over and hit my hip on the dresser, and I sure as hell can’t forget the entire two minutes of tap-tap-squirt.
Awkward. Embarrassing. And the new subject of a couple of dirty lucid dreams.
But I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he’s the worst guy you’ve ever slept with.
Which makes the tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea…

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My Review

“Against all rational thought and what I knew was right, I wanted to kiss her again. I wanted to feel her soft lips on mine. My hands in her hair. Her fingers wound into my t-shirt.”

“I’d seen laughter. Amusement. Bemusement. Disbelief. Shock. I’d never seen this. Not this darker flicker of emotion I wasn’t familiar with seeing in his eyes. It was deeper…Stronger. Something that grabbed a hold of me and made sure I couldn’t look away. Like a puzzle I wanted to complete. A riddle I needed to figure out.”

“His kiss was pure magic. Straight-up ecstasy.”

“Love is easy. Relationships are hard. But, if you love someone enough, nothing is ever too hard to fight for.”

Tequila, Tequila is the latest laugh out loud romantic comedy from author Emma Hart. This story hits all the marks with humorous moments, sexy good times and characters that just keep you begging for more.

From the moment I picked up Tequila, Tequila I was positively hooked on Aspen & Luke. The very first chapter had me hiding my face and dying of laughter all at the same time. Aspen & Luke have the very best friendship and nothing could possibly shake these two…that is until one night when copious amounts of tequila are involved. This night changes absolutely everything and turns this duos axis totally upside down. I loved watching these two deal with the moments after; trying to navigate their way through all the things. Aspen & Luke had amazing chemistry and I couldn’t wait to see just how their story was going to play out.

Bottom line, Tequila, Tequila was a totally fun read. It made laugh. It made me swoon. I totally got lost in the characters and their story. This is one of the cutest best friends to lovers romances that I’ve gotten my hands on so far this year. Aspen & Luke’s story is funny with just the right amount of sarcasm and sexy. With little to no drama Tequila, Tequila will have you devouring this story in just a few short hours and in the end, you’ll be left with a huge grin on your face. I had a wonderful time getting swept up in Aspen & Luke’s story and am excited to see what this author has in store for us next!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Three Dates (Paths to Love #2) by Grahame Claire

Title: Three Dates
Series: Paths to Love #2
Author: Grahame Claire
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2018
Blurb

Muriella

I’ve never been on a date.

And I intended to keep it that way.

But to save my best friends’ relationship, I agreed to three with the man I secretly long for.

He doesn’t know why we can’t be. That chancing a relationship would bring everything crashing down around us.

Whatever he makes me feel is irrelevant. Wherever he thinks this may lead, he’s wrong.

Three dates.

That’s all I have to survive before I can put him back where he belongs…

At arm’s length.

Stone

Six years.

That’s how long I’ve waited for her.

Now I’ve got three shots to convince her what I’ve known all along…

We belong together.

Despite all of my determination, each new revelation seems to pull us apart.

With everything stacked against us, we may not even make it to date three, let alone forever.

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My Review

When I heard that Stone & Muriella were getting their own story, I gotta tell you, I was over the moon. I fell in love with these two in It’s Not Over and man, was I dying for more!!

Stone & Muriella’s story took me on one heck of a ride with so many emotions and feels. From the moment you start reading their story, you can’t help but be hooked on the two of them. Muriella has never been on a date and if she had it her way, she never would. However, as a favor to her bff, she agrees to three dates with the man that’s been starring in her dreams. She’s always wanted more from Stone and can’t deny the chemistry between the two of them, but secrets from her past will try to keep Stone at bay. She desperately tries to keep Stone at arms lengths, but Stone is a determined man and isn’t afraid to go after what he wants. And what he wants is Muriella…..

I love, love, loved Stone and Muriella’s story. It was a beautiful friends to lovers romance with a great slow burn. Now, if you know me, then you know I’m not normally a fan of the slow burn. But, man, with these two. I couldn’t have asked for a better way for their romance to go. Stone and Muriella have fought their connection for so long. Each having their own demons to overcome. And I loved that they had to make these three dates happen. It took them both out of their comfort zone and made them face those demons of the past.

Stone is the guy that you just can’t help but fall in love with. He was sexy and sweet. Totally devoted to those who were important in his life. He was respectful of Muriella’s fears and didn’t let her past define her. He was so supportive of her and was just the light that she needed in her life. If anyone was going to show Muriella that there was good in this world, I am so glad that person was Stone. He was so loving and wasn’t afraid to fight for the woman he wanted. And that was just the guy that Muriella needed. She needed someone who was patient and understanding. Someone that was going to fight her demons and not leave when things got tough. Someone that wouldn’t rush her and would just love her no matter what. And thanks to Stone, Muriella didn’t give up. He showed her that life was worth living and that there really are good people in this world. And Muriella…she had so much to give. I loved her bravery and how she stepped out of her comfort zone with Stone. These two kept me glued to the pages and I just couldn’t wait to see how their story was going to end.

Three Dates was a terrific read from beginning to end. It is a slow burning friends to lovers romance. It’s got just the right amount of romance, drama and suspense. This book made me fall in love. It brought tears to my eyes and in the end, it left me with a big smile on my face. I really enjoyed getting lost in Stone & Muriella’s story and can not wait to see what this author has in store for us next.

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

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A writer. A blogger. United by our love of stories and all things romance. There was definitely some insta-love. Hello? Books involved. A little courting. A lot of writing. The result…Grahame Claire.

Soulmates. Unashamed of our multiple book boyfriends. Especially the ones that rooted in our heads and wouldn’t leave us alone. Don’t worry. We’ll share.

Pleased to meet you.

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Review Tour: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t…is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

**

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

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My Review

“Kings are crowned. But queens…queens rise. They lift themselves from the depths of tragedy and heartbreak that always seems to follow them. They break the chains of society, and they soar through their triumphs and joys. They are forged by the burn of betrayl and they are shaped by the constant, cold clash of wills. Still they rise, and then…they reign.”

“Rumors are like a dent from a sledgehammer–you can repair it, but it will never be as before.”

“Because love is bloody awful, Chicken. And fantastic. A beautiful, horrible, messy thing. It will make you feel like you can fly one day and rip your guts out the next. It’s complicated.”

“You will never be lost. I will be with you always. The vows were wrong. When death comes, he can have my body…but my soul with stay with you, I swear it.”

Royally Yours is a beautiful, romantic story and is a wonderful addition to the Royally Series. While Royally Yours is a part of the Royally Series, it can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel.

Queen Lenora is a character I’ve wondered about for quite sometime and I loved getting to see where it all began, how her story would unfold. I was kept on the edge of my seat and taken for one heck of a ride. Queen Lenora’s story was anything but easy. She came to power at a young age and had many hurdles to overcome just because she was a woman. She was strong, fierce and independent. While those characteristics make for a good queen, she has certain expectations she must adhere to. Things that the queen doesn’t want to do, but isn’t left with much of a choice…..Edward was the kind of man that just wanted to be free. Free from duty. Free from title. He spent years trying to figure out what he was missing out of life. But, when tragedy strikes, he finds himself in the one place he thought he’d never return. A promise will keep him there and will turn his entire world upside down….

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. I was hooked from the very beginning and couldn’t put this book down. I loved getting to know more about Lenora and seeing just how difficult is was for a woman to reign. I loved her strength and devotion. Her friendship with Thomas made my heart so happy and I loved how good they were for one another. And then there is sweet Edward. I loved his spirit and how devoted he was to his family. I loved that he took a chance on the queen. Their marriage may not have started out in the most conventional way. But, I loved seeing these two fall and navigate their way through what lies ahead. Their relationship was the stuff that dreams are made of. It was the sweetest, most swoon-worthy romance that just turned me into the biggest pile of goo. Not to mention, the chemistry between these two just burned up the pages.

Royally Yours was the perfect addition to this story and hit all the marks that I was looking for. I fell in love with these characters from the very first page and was totally swept up in their story.

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

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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Review: Further to Fall by Catherine Cowles

An up-and-coming MMA fighter trying to take on the world. An innocent teacher trying to make the world a better place.

He never expected her to become his best friend. But she fought her way into his life, one tongue-lashing at a time. Until one night, one mistake tore them apart.

Losing her… that gutted him. But now, as one of the top fighters in the world, he’s back and determined to battle for his girl.

But, from the sidelines, someone watches. Someone who’ll do just about anything to keep them apart.

Their second chance might be over before it even begins…

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One of the things I love about reading is discovering new books and new authors. Further To Fall is the exciting debut novel from author Catherine Cowles. And Catherine Cowles is definitely an author to keep an eye on.

Further To Fall follows the story of Carter and Austin. Told from dual points of view, this story will have you hooked from the first page and dying to see how the story is going to play out. I fell in love with Carter and Austin almost instantly. At first glance, Austin seemed like a total jerk with a side of alpha. I wasn’t too sure of him, but he quickly won me over. And Carter was just as sweet as can be. She was innocent in more ways than one, but had a fire inside that was just bursting to get out. Carter and Austin couldn’t be more opposite, yet they somehow became the best of friends. The journey to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for these two. They had a lot of obstacles and fears to move past, but there was just something about this couple that had me rooting for them to find a happily ever after.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. With a great mix of friendship, angst, sexy good times, drama and romance; this story hit all the marks for me. The characters were easy to connect with, even if they frustrated me at times. Carter and Austin’s story intrigued me and some really great push & pull. I also really enjoyed the added element of suspense that accompanied their story. The secondary characters also deserved to be metioned. I feel that they added a lot to the story and definitely have me wanting to see more of them in future stories.

Further To Fall was a really good read from beginning to end. I loved the innocence of Carter and the flaws of Austin. Their story isn’t just a romance. It’s also a story of letting go of the past and fears, learning to see past someone’s flaws, learning to communicate and finding love when you least expect it. Austin and Carters story is sweet with just the right amount of sexy to keep you coming back for more.

For a debut novel, I think Further To Fall was written pretty well. Sure there some bumps along the way, but nothing major or hard to overlook. I think this author has a ton of great potential and I’m excited to see where her writing is going to take us next.

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