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Release Blitz with Review: The Score by Kristen Proby

An all-new meet-cute sports romance from New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kristen Proby, featuring Sophie Montgomery! 

The Score by Kristen Proby is now live!

I have millions of followers on social media, and it has absolutely nothing to do with my last name. It’s because I’m good at what I do. I work hard, and it has paid off. I’m not a trainer who only talks the talk, either. I walk the walk—or rather, I run the run. It was actually during one of those jogs through the park that I ran into him.

Of course, at the time, I didn’t realize it was the Isaiah “Ike” Harrison, Seattle’s hot new quarterback. All I knew was that I was suddenly pinned under some solid, sexy body, unable to breathe.

But even now, I keep running into Ike in the most unexpected places.
And he’s doing everything in his power to convince me that he’s not just a player—in any form of the word. It’s so much more than that.
But I’ve been there, done that. I have the mended broken heart to prove it and have no intention of doing it again.
Except the frustrating man is convincing, and my walls are quickly lowering—especially when I feel responsible for possibly upending his career.

Is letting him in a mistake? Or will it be the best thing I’ve ever done?

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MY REVIEW

The Single in Seattle series is quickly becoming a must-read, go-to series for me. Every time I pick up one of these books, I swear it’s like coming home and The Score is no exception.

The Score follows the story of Ike and Sophie. Sophie and Ike had the best meet-cute. They literally ran into one another and after that initial meeting, fate kept throwing the two of them together. The sparks between the two of them were instant and once you added in their hilarious banter, I knew I was done for.

What I loved about Ike and Sophie’s story was the ease of everything between them. Ike was a solid guy. He didn’t have the best upbringing and all he wanted to do was play football. Meeting Sophie was a total game-changer for him and completely knocked him off his axis. That brings us to Sophie. Sophie is so full of life and has the biggest heart and support from her family. Together these two just made my heart soar. They balanced one another so perfectly and I couldn’t help but root for these two to get their happily ever after.

In true, Kristen Proby style, The Score is rich in romance and family values, and light on the drama. This story will grab readers from the first page and will make you feel like you’re going right along for the ride with the characters. Before you know it, you’ll find yourself devouring all the words and never wanting it to end. I hope you fall head over heels in love with Ike and Sophie as I have.

All in all another solid read from author Kristen Proby. With each book, I fall more in love with this series and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for us readers next in the Single in Seattle series!

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

Meet Kristen


Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats and dog.

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Release Blitz with Review: Wild by Micalea Smeltzer

Wild by Micalea Smeltzer is now live!

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Photographer: Michelle Lancaster

My band, The Wild, has finally had its big break. It’s what we’ve always wanted–what we have always dreamed of–and nothing will stand in the way of achieving success.

Except maybe me.

As soon as we sign with our new record label, our producer gives us one rule; stay away from his daughter.

I thought it would be easy to resist her, but Mia Hayes is under my skin. She is everything I never knew I wanted or needed.

But falling for Mia might cost us everything we’ve worked so hard for.

Do I sacrifice my band member’s dreams and chase her, or will Mia be the one thing that is more important than any stage I have ever dreamed of?

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MY REVIEW

“I feel like a small cornered animal being stared down by the big bad wolf. Too bad this wolf doesn’t know who he’s messing with.”

“She’s like a siren and I’m caught in her dangerous melody.”

“Impossibilities only exist to prove the possible, and we, Mia”….” are most definitely possible.”

Oh, my goodness! Ever since I heard about this book I have been dying to get my hands on it and Wild does not disappoint!

Wild follows the story of Mia and Hollis and will suck you in from the very first page. When we first meet up with Hollis, he is the bad boy musician your parents warn you about. He’s cocky, arrogant, and so sure of himself. But, the more time you spend with him, the more you discover there’s more to this playboy than meets the eye. And when Hollis meets Mia, all bets are off. Mia is the untouchable and off-limits daughter of musician, Josh Hayes. And while Mia loves her dad and family more than anything, she’s desperate to prove herself and make it on her own. She knows she should stay away from bad boy Hollis, but she can’t help but find herself drawn to him like a moth to a flame. In the end, neither one of them stood a chance…

Wild captivated me from the very first page and I easily devoured this story in a single sitting. After the first interaction between Mia and Hollis, I knew I was done for. Their chemistry was instant and I couldn’t get enough of their banter. I loved the bad boy, forbidden romance, and rockstar vibes that this story delivered. Hollis exceeded my expectations and there is nothing like watching a musician fall. The romance between Hollis and Mia may have taken these characters by surprise, but it was pure and sweet and I loved every second of it. Now, as with any good love story, there have to be a few bumps in the road, and the bumps in this story certainly tugged at my heart.

In the end, I fell hard and fast for Hollis and Mia. Their story had everything I was looking for and I certainly can’t wait to see what adventures Hollis’ band has in store for us readers in the future.

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

Meet Micalea Smeltzer

Micalea Smeltzer is a twenty-something author from Northern Virginia. She has four dogs, which is as crazy as it sounds. As a recent kidney transplant recipient she’s dedicated to raising awareness around the effects of kidney disease, dialysis, and transplant as well as educating people on living donation.When she’s not writing you can catch her with her nose buried in a book.

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Review: A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

Review: A Thousand Heartbeats by Kiera Cass

#1 New York Times bestselling author of The Selection series Kiera Cass is back with her most epic novel yet—a sweeping enemies-to-lovers standalone romance.

“Love has a sound. It sounds like a thousand heartbeats happening at the same time.”

Princess Annika has lived a life of comfort—but no amount of luxuries can change the fact that her life isn’t her own to control. The king, once her loving father, has gone cold, and Annika will soon be forced into a loveless marriage for political gain.

Miles away, small comforts are few and far between for Lennox. He has devoted his life to the Dahrainian army, hoping to one day help them reclaim the throne that was stolen from them. For Lennox, the idea of love is merely a distraction—nothing will stand in the way of fighting for his people.

But when love, against all odds, finds them both, they are bound by its call. They can’t possibly be together—but the irresistible thrum of a thousand heartbeats won’t let them stay apart.

Kiera Cass brings her signature sparkling romance to this beautiful story of star-crossed lovers and long-held secrets.

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MY REVIEW

“Love doesn’t look like anything.” “Love has a sound. It sounds like a thousand heartbeats happening at the same time. It sounds like the rush of a waterfall or the still of the world at daybreak. You can hear it at night, lulling you to sleep, and, in the middle of your darkesst days, it breaks through like a laugh.”

“It had been fascinating to watch how love chipped the jagged edges from someone, made them sharper in some ways and softer in others. It left me, for the first time, awed by the prospect. Love is complicated. Compicated, but so unexpectedly beautiful.”

“It was so easy. I understood now why anyone dared to let someone else have control over their heart. She could do whatever she wanted. She could throw my heart back into that hurricane, and I would thank her for it. I was hers. I was Annika’s. And there was nothing to be done about it.”

I have been a fan of Kiera Cass’ books for quite some time. She captured my heart with the Selection series and stole it once again with A Thousand Heartbeats.

From the moment my eyes caught the cover of A Thousand Heartbeats, I knew I had to read this book. I mean how could you possibly go wrong with the enemies-to-lovers trope in a fantasy setting? And let me tell you, this book does not disappoint. I was sucked into Lennox and Annika’s story from the very first page. Despite being from two very different backgrounds, Annika and Lennox’s background was very similar. Both of them were broken by the direction their lives took, but their sense of duty kept pushing them along. Lennox and Annika are destined to be enemies but for these two fate has other plans. And so begins an unforgettable, fantastical story of love against all odds and the duty their lives have thrust upon them…

A Thousand Heartbeats is a fantastic read from beginning to end. I loved the plot and the rich scenery. I loved the characters, flaws, and all. I will be the first to admit that this book does start out a bit slow but, honestly, that is to be expected with a fantasy novel. But I promise the pace does pick up around the 40% mark.

As far as characters go, I absolutely adored Annika and Lennox. Annika might have been a princess, but don’t let her status fool you. There is so much more to this girl than meets the eye and she is so much stronger than people give her credit for. And Lennox, 100% had my heart from the beginning. There was just something about him that intrigued me. I loved his sense of duty and how he was desperately trying to right a wrong. Together, these two were destined to be enemies and I love watching their relationship grow and change throughout the story.

In the end, A Thousand Heartbeats was everything I was hoping it would be. I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in this story. If you’re looking for a Young Adult Fantasy novel with an enemies-to-lovers/starcrossed lovers vibe, you won’t want to miss A Thousand Heartbeats.

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

Release Blitz with Review: Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne

Release Blitz with Review: Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne

Single and Ready to Jingle by Piper Rayne is now live!

The girl who loves Christmas falls for the Grinch—it’s a Christmas miracle.

What started as a dumpster fire of a blind date turns into a deal.

In truth, it probably didn’t help that I showed up dressed like an elf but that’s a story for another time. Our start was rocky at best which is why it’s so frustrating that I can’t stop thinking about his sexy British accent. Or the way his chest and arms fill out his suit. Or his perfect hair with that single streak of grey at the front.

Santa likes lists and so do I, so here’s all the reasons why Andrew and I aren’t right for each other:

He’s my brother’s best friend
He’s the biggest grump I’ve ever met.
He hates Christmas.

That last one is big for a girl like me who thinks that the entire month of December should be a national holiday. So, when he calls for my help in planning his firm’s holiday party, I can’t pass up the opportunity to grow my small business. Bonus, we make a deal, and he agrees to attend three holiday events with me so I can make him fall in love with Christmas. As if I’d pass up an opportunity to make a Grinch’s heart grow three times its size.

It isn’t long until I discover Andrew has a very real reason to hate Christmas and I start to see him in a different light. That’s when the Christmas miracle begins.

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MY REVIEW

“I feel as though I’ m standing at the edge of a cliff with a parachute looking down into a cavernous void, wanting to take the dive, feel the adrenaline and excitement of the free fall, but worried my parachute will fail and I’ll plummet to the ground.”

Single and Ready to Jingle is the perfect holiday read that will not only put a smile on your face but deliver all the feels.

Kenzie is a ray of sunshine and her love for Christmas is 100% contagious. It’s hard to be in a bad mood when she’s around. Andrew is the grumpy, broody grinch who loathes Christmas and keeps his heart guarded. Together these two are as opposite as they come, but when fate keeps throwing them into each other’s paths, this unlikely pair is in for an adventure of a lifetime.

Grumpy Sunshine Romances are a top favorite for me, so when you add in the best friend’s sibling and forbidden aspect to it, you just know you’re in for a real treat. As someone who was just coming off of a really dark read, I was looking for something light, fun, and filled with romance and this book totally delivered. The characters were fun and easy to relate to. I loved Kenzie’s quirkiness and imperfections. I adored Andrew’s grumpiness and loved watching all of his walls break down. The chemistry between the two of them was simply off the charts and oozed off of the pages. I loved watching these two navigate their way through all the ups and downs life can throw at you and in the end, I was left with a huge smile on my face.

Single and Ready to Jingle had me completely hooked and I finished it in just a few short hours. I couldn’t wait to see how this story would play out. If you’re looking for an entertaining, Grumpy Sunshine Romance that’s well written, with just the right amount of drama and angst, you won’t want to miss Single and Ready to Jingle, a must-read for the holiday season.

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

Meet Piper Rayne

Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write “heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle” about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they’re married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they’re both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Review: Princess and the Player by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Review: Princess and the Player by Ilsa Madden-Mills

A masquerade ball brings together an NFL player and a penniless princess in this smart and sexy romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills.

Level-headed Francesca Lane never thought she’d miss her own wedding. But when her fiancé betrays her, she puts on her wedding dress and ditches the altar for a masquerade ball—at a sex club.

There, she meets NFL star Tuck Avery, dressed as a prince and hiding behind a mask as he celebrates his birthday. For one night, Francesca and Tuck indulge in a wickedly incognito affair. No names. No strings. And the masks don’t come off.

Unfortunately, Francesca soon realizes her prince is the wealthy jock who lives in the penthouse of her apartment building. His hobbies include parties and supermodels—or so the tabloids say. Another shallow jerk is the last thing Francesca needs, so she vows to keep Tuck from recognizing her, not that she’s his type anyway.

But fate has a teeny-tiny trick up her sleeve… a plus sign on a pregnancy test. Can this tormented prince accept love, or will he push his princess away forever?

Princess and the Player is a complete stand-alone romance with nuanced characters and a swoony happily ever after.

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Princess and the Player follows the story of Tuck and Francesca. Tuck and Francesca were two lost and broken souls who met at the most unconventional places. They end up spending one glorious night together, with no strings attached. However, fate had other plans for these two. Suddenly their paths are crossing at every possible chance and despite not wanting a relationship, Tuck and Francesca are powerless to fight the pull they feel toward one another…

Princess and the Player is a fast-paced and addictive read. I devoured this book in just a few short hours and wild horses couldn’t have made me put this book down. I was consumed by the entertaining banter and explosive chemistry. I loved the push and pull between Tuck and Francesca. Neither one of them was perfect and had their fair share of flaws, but when they set their hearts on something, they’re not afraid to fight for what they want. I loved watching these two navigate past their fears and disappointments, and thoroughly enjoyed their journey to happily ever after.

This story was everything I was hoping it would be and in the end, it left me with the biggest smile on my face. If you’re looking for an entertaining, swoon-worthy story that has just the right amount of angst, you won’t want to miss Princess and the Player.

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

Review: Lost to You by Kelly Elliott

Keepin’ it Reel

Seasiders,

We all know the youngest Bradley sibling must be the most carefree of the bunch. Last this writer heard, Palmer was employed with at least five different jobs. Pet walker, house sitter, vet receptionist, nanny, and the least of my favorite, pooper scooper. To each her own, I guess.

Word on the docks is Palmer has caught the eye of our latest new Seaside resident and single dad, Hunter Bryan. Oh, his little boy, Charlie, is just the sweetest thing. A little seagull has planted in my ear that Palmer will be Charlie’s new nanny…don’t worry, Seasiders, I’ve got my ear to the ground and will keep you updated on this latest development.

Fair winds and following seas!

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MY REVIEW

"And that was when I knew--Mayson Bryan had the power to destroy me, body and soul. But I was going to take the leap."

Lost to You is the latest addition to the Seaside Chronicles series and is my favorite book in this series to date.

Lost to You follows the story of Palmer and Mason. When we first meet up with Palmer, we discover that she’s a jack of all trades, but hasn’t figured out where her true passion lies. When offered to be a nanny for Seaside’s newest resident, everything in her is saying yes, only there’s just one problem. How can she be a nanny when she’s got a thing for her potential boss? Stick around and find out in Lost to You. I promise you won’t regret it.

Lost to You captivated me from the very first page. I loved how passionate Palmer was and how she wasn’t afraid to stick to her guns despite the pressure from her family. She loved big and loved hard. And when Mason enters the picture, he manages to turn her entire world upside and has her rethinking everything.

Together Palmer and Mason made an incredible team. Their chemistry was genuine and honest. They certainly gave me a run for my money with all of their will they/won’t they moments. But, I am telling you, it was so worth it.

I loved what a devoted father Mason was to Charlie, always putting him first and making the hard decisions on his own. Palmer was the breath of fresh air that both Mason and Charlie needed in their lives, they just didn’t know it yet. Speaking of Charlie, Charlie absolutely stole my heart. He was the sweetest little boy and I wanted nothing more than for him to have a good life filled with love and happiness.

In the end, this book stole my heart in so many ways. Filled with all of my favorite tropes and then some, this book kept me captivated from page one and I couldn’t help but devour this book in just a single sitting. I love this series and can’t help but get lost in the world this author has created. This small town has a way of making you feel at home and leaves you in anticipation of what’s to come next. I know I’ll certainly be counting down the days until the next book in the Seaside Chronicles series hits my kindle.

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

Review: Reckless by Aurora Rose Reynolds

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aurora Rose Reynolds comes a steamy romance about what happens when a risk-taker tries to follow the rules.

Jade has always been the reckless type. But after her relationship implodes and her business goes under, she realizes it might be time to change her ways. She decides on a fresh start in a new place: Montana.

But shortly after her arrival in Big Sky Country, she meets headstrong wilderness retreat owner Maverick, whose name, fittingly, means “dissenter.” Jade tries to convince herself he’s not the type of man she needs in her life. The problem is, she wants him in her life. She wants him more than anything.

For Maverick, his attraction to this out-of-towner is undeniable. But he’s sworn off relationships—until he gets to know the fiery-haired, fiery-tempered Jade. He can’t help but wonder if it’s worth opening himself up to her. It’s a gamble, sure. But is it reckless?

Or is love a high-stakes game of risk and reward that just might pay off in the end?

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4.5 Stars!

I absolutely adored this book! After just coming off a reading a really heavy read, I was looking for something light and filled with romance, and Reckless was just what the doctor ordered.

When we first meet up with Jade, Jade is fresh off a disastrous relationship and has found herself homeless and without a job. She’s headed to Montana looking for a fresh start. But what she didn’t plan on was Maverick. Despite the obvious chemistry between the two of them, Jade has convinced herself that they could only be friends. But the more time they spend with one another, the more Jade questions herself. Will Jade and Maverick take a chance on love or are they destined to remain friends? There’s only one way to find out…

Reckless is a fast-paced second-chance romance filled with the insta-love/instant chemistry that we’ve come to know and love from this author. This story is filled with depth, angst, and uncertainty. The characters are perfectly imperfect and deserved not just a second chance in life, but in love as well.

I loved the angst and uncertainty. Jade was looking for a fresh start and men were nowhere on her radar, but Maverick was a force to be reckoned with. Their chemistry was instant and despite their better judgment, neither character was about to let what was happening with them pass by. I just loved watching these two characters fall.

If I had one complaint, it would be that the ending felt a bit rushed. While I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome of this story, I just felt like with all of the angst and heartache, we could have seen Maverick grovel just a little bit more.

Reckless is a fantastic small-town, second-chance romance. I loved the characters and the secondary ones as well. I loved how accepting everyone was of Jade and how willing they were to help her. Jade and Maverick’s story gave me all the feels and delivered delicious angst and romance, but kept the drama on the light side. Ultimately, this was a great book to spend my day getting lost in.

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

Review: These Twisted Bonds (These Hollow Vows #2) by Lexi Ryan

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Review: These Twisted Bonds (These Hollow Vows #2) by Lexi Ryan

In this thrilling conclusion to These Hollow Vows—the sexy, action-packed fantasy by New York Times best-selling author Lexi Ryan that started it all—Brie finds herself caught between two princes and two destinies while the future of the fae realm hangs in the balance.

After Abriella’s sister was sold to the fae, she thought life couldn’t get any worse. But when she suddenly finds herself caught in a web of lies of her own making ­- loving two princes and trusting neither – things are not quite as clear as she once thought.

As civil war wages in the Court of Darkness, Brie finds herself unable to choose a side. How can she know where she stands when she doesn’t even know herself anymore? In this darkly romantic thrill ride, the more Faerie is torn apart from the inside, the clearer it becomes that prophecies don’t lie and Brie has a role to play in the fate of this magical realm – whether she likes it or not. 

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“Once upon a time, there was a little girl with blazing red hair who was destined to save a kingdom.”

These Twisted Bonds is the heart-pounding and thrilling conclusion to These Hollow Vows. Picking up right where These Hollow Vows left off, These Twisted Bonds will take you on a thrilling and unforgettable journey that will keep you on your toes right until the very end.

These Twisted Bonds captivated me from the very first page. I was completely obsessed and consumed by this story. I had to know what would happen next, how things would play out in the Fae realm, and who would finally win Abriella’s heart.

Now, I will say, I’m not usually the biggest fan of love triangles but found myself hopelessly obsessed with this one. Just when I thought I had chosen a side, something would happen to leave me wondering if the person I picked was the right one, and let me tell you, I couldn’t have been happier with the outcome.

The only issue I had with this book was that I did feel that the ending was a bit rushed. Everything seemed to wrap up really quickly and after everything these characters endured, I would have liked to have the conflict/fight play out a little bit longer. Like really make these characters earn their happily ever after. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely loved this story and the characters, the ending just left me needing more.

Overall, I thought These Twisted Bonds was a fantastic read. This story completely consumed me and wild horses couldn’t make me put it down. I loved the world this author has created and all of the characters we met along the way. I loved getting swept up in Finn, Abriella, and Sebastian. The twists and turns kept me on my toes and I had the best time trying to figure out what would happen next.

These Twisted Bonds is a story of love, friendships, and the bonds that tie us together. It’s a story of duty and loyalty. A story about making hard decisions and sacrifices. A story that will tie you up in knots and keep you begging for more.

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

Release Blitz with Review: The Scandal by Kristen Proby

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The Scandal is an all-new marriage of convenience, age-gap novel set in the Single in Seattle Series, featuring Stella McKenna

The Scandal by Kristen Proby is now live!

The Scandal is an all-new marriage of convenience, age-gap novel from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, set in her Single in Seattle Series, featuring Stella McKenna!

Who knew that weddings in Vegas were the real deal? I certainly didn’t when I agreed to marry my co-worker while on a bender in Sin City. Now, I need a quick annulment, which means I need an attorney, STAT.

Honestly, with a name like Grayson Sterling, Esquire, I expected an old man in a three-piece suit. But the guy behind the desk is anything but stuffy and old. Tall and sexy with tattoos and striking blue eyes, I simply can’t take my eyes off him, and I have no intention of declining his offer of a date…and more. So much more!

The conversation between us is good, and the man should win awards for his bedroom escapades. I find myself trusting him in ways I never thought I would—until he breaks that trust.

Gray insists he can fix it.

He claims he loves me.

But I don’t know if we can survive this.

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Narrated by: Emma Wilder & Lance Greenfield

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MY REVIEW

I don’t know about you guys, but I am just obsessed with the Single in Seattle series. I thought nothing could top the With Me In Seattle series, but this series is trying its best to prove me wrong.

The Scandal follows the story of Gray and Stella. When Stella finds herself in need of a quickie divorce, she turns to Gray Sterling, and let me tell you, Gray is the kind of guy that knows what he wants, and what he wants is Stella…. With his striking blue eyes, tattoos, and Viking appearance, Stella never stood a chance…

Stella is a force to be reckoned with, 100% independent, and would do anything for those she loves. Gray is the hot and mature, sexy lawyer that knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. Together, these two are the ultimate pairing. Their relationship is insta-love at its finest, but with these Stella and Gray, it just works. Their story was filled with all the relationship ups and downs that you’d expect from a good romance. From excellent chemistry and banter to encounters with family and just enough drama to leave you frustrated, this book had it all.

The Scandal gave me a run for my money and I loved every second of this sexy, swoon-worthy story. If you’re looking for an age-gap romance filled with a sexy alpha male who isn’t afraid to go after what he wants, look no further, this book is exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Kristen Proby has knocked it out of the park with this book and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in the Single in Seattle series.

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

Meet Kristen

Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two cats.

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Review: Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West

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Review: Places We’ve Never Been by Kasie West

A sweet and swoony contemporary Young Adult novel about a cross-country family road trip that puts one girl and her childhood best friend on an unexpected road to romance!

Norah hasn’t seen her childhood best friend, Skyler, in years. When he first moved away, they’d talk all the time, but lately their relationship has been reduced to liking each other’s Instagram posts. That’s why Norah can’t wait for the joint RV road trip their families have planned for the summer.

But when Skyler finally arrives, he seems…like he’d rather be anywhere else. Hurt and confused, Norah reacts in kind. Suddenly, her oldest friendship is on the rocks.

An unexpected summer spent driving across the country leads both Norah and Skyler down new roads and to new discoveries. Before long, they are, once again, seeing each other in a different light. Can their friendship-turned-rivalry turn into something more?

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My Review

It’s been quite some time since I’ve picked up a Kasie West novel and I’m happy to report that she didn’t disappoint. Places We’ve Never Been is a captivating Young Adult romance that is sure to steal readers’ hearts no matter their age.

When we first meet up with Norah, she’s excited to embark on a road trip adventure of a lifetime. Not only will she be reunited with her best friend, but she’ll also be interviewing with her dream college. However, her excitement is dimmed when she discovers that her bestie, Skyler, has changed into someone she doesn’t recognize. As their summer trip moves along will these former besties be able to mend fences and possibly see one another in a different light? There’s only one way to find out….

Places We’ve Never Been is exactly what I’ve been searching for when it comes to Young Adult reads. This story is well-written and entertaining. It deals with real-world issues and how time changes everyone and everything. I really dug the enemies to lovers vibe between Skyler and Norah. I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to these two and if they’d ever find their way back to one another.

If I had to make one complaint about this story is that I thought the conflicts were resolved a little too easily. I still had some things that I wanted to see play out, but sadly didn’t get to see. Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely happy with how this story ends, I guess I was just left more when it came to the whole picture.

Overall, Places We’ve Never Been is a wonderful and entertaining story of young love, friendships, and family. This book was filled with all of the sweet and swoon-worthy moments that I’ve come to love and enjoy from this author. And in the end, this book reminded me of just how special Young Adult books can be.

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