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Book Review: Ricochet by Krista and Becca Ritchie

 


Ricochet by Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie
Series: Addicted, #1.5
Genre: Contemporary | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: Paperback, 264 pages
Published on 2014 (first published August 1st 2013)
Krista Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
Becca Ritchie: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
As a sex addict, Lily Calloway must do the impossible. Stay celibate for 90 days.

Cravings and fantasies become her new routine, but while Loren Hale recovers from his alcohol addiction, Lily wonders if he’ll realize what a monster she really is. After all, her sexual compulsions begin to rule her life the longer she stays faithful to him.

Progress. That’s what Lily’s striving for. But by trying to become closer to her family—people who aren’t aware of her addiction—she creates larger obstacles. When she spends time with her youngest sister, she learns more about her than she ever imagined and senses an unsettling connection between Daisy and Ryke Meadows.

With Lily and Lo’s dysfunctional relationship teetering and unbalanced, they will need to find a way to reconnect from miles apart. But the inability to “touch” proves to be one of the hardest tests on their road to recovery. Some love brushes the surface. Some love is deeper than skin.

Lily and Lo have three months to discover just how deep their love really goes.

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Books I’ve Read Because of Online Book Community

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme in Goodreads, where you list your top 5 for the week’s chosen topic. You can check the group here for more discussions and topics. Top five Wednesday is still in summer holiday so I chose to go with old topic “Discuss the books you’ve picked up because you’ve heard of them in the online book community or platform you use.”

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Double Buddy Read: Silence + Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick

 


Silence by Becca Fitzpatrick 
Series: Hush Hush, #3
Genre: Fantasy | Romance | Paranormal
Age Range: Young Adult
Format: Hardcover, 334 pages
Published on October 4th 2011 by WSOY
Becca Fitzpatrick: Website | Twitter | Goodreads
I read the Finnish version, “Hiljaisuus”. Contains some spoilers.

Synopsis:
WHEN SILENCE IS ALL THAT’S LEFT, CAN THE TRUTH FINALLY BE HEARD?

Nora Grey can’t remember the past five months of her life. After the initial shock of waking up in a cemetery and being told that she has been missing for weeks – with no one knowing where she was or who she was with – she tried to get her life back on track. Go to school, hang out with her best friend, Vee, and dodge mom’s creepy new boyfriend.

But there is this voice in the back of her head, an idea that she can almost reach out and touch. Visions of angel wings and unearthly creatures that have nothing to do with the life she knows.

And this unshakable feeling that a part of her is missing.

Then Nora crosses paths with a sexy stranger, whom she feels a mesmerizing connection to. He seems to hold all the answers…and her heart. Every minute she spends with him grows more and more intense until she realizes she could be falling in love. Again.

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Book Review: The Wicked King By Holly Black

 


The Wicked King by Holly Black
Series: The Folk Of The Air, #2
Genre: Fantasy |Young AdultRomance
Format: Hardcover, 322 pages
Published on January 8th 2019 by Little, Brown and Company
Holly Black: Website|Twitter|Goodreads
Might contain spoilers for The Cruel Prince

Synopsis:
You must be strong enough to strike and strike and strike again without tiring.
The first lesson is to make yourself that strong.

Jude has bound the wicked king, Cardan, to her, and made herself the power behind the throne. Navigating the constantly shifting political alliances of Faerie would be difficult enough if Cardan were biddable. But he does everything in his power to humiliate and undermine her, even as his fascination with her remains undiminished.

When it becomes all too clear that someone close to Jude means to betray her, threatening her life and the lives of everyone she loves, Jude must uncover the traitor and fight her own complicated feelings for Cardan to maintain control as a mortal in a faerie world.

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Favorite Angsty Romances

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Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme in Goodreads, where you list your top 5 for the week’s chosen topic. You can check the group here for more discussions and topics. Top five Wednesday is still in summer holiday so I chose to go with old topic “Talk about your favorite ships that have a healthy side of angst. (definition: adj.: describes a situation or literary piece which contains dark, depressing, angry, and/or brooding emotions from the participating characters.)”

So many of my ships can be called angsty but I decided to go with only bookish ships. This post contains mild spoilers.

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Book Review: Bound by Family by Ryan Michele

 


Bound By Family by Ryan Michele 
Series: Ravage MC Bound, #1
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 230 pages
Published on March 28th 2017
Ryan Michele: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Cooper Cruz knows what it means to be surrounded and bound by family. Loyalty, brotherhood, and protection are all learned, earned, and respected by him and the Ravage Motorcycle Club family he grew up in. At the same, he’s a man, having fun and living the life he has always envisioned, until a trip to Florida changes everything.

Bristyl Daniels knows what it means to be smothered and bound by family. Bonds run deep with her father and all the members of the Sinister Sons Motorcycle Club she has grown up in. But now she’s all woman and wishes they would see she isn’t a little girl anymore. Then one phone call gives her a chance meeting with a hunk of a man she can’t get off her mind.

When her favorite band comes to play at a motorcycle rally in her hometown, Bristyl decides it’s worth the risk to sneak off for a little fun. When a situation gets heated, though, Cooper and the Ravage MC step in, setting off a chain of events, both good and bad in both their lives.

As the dust settles, Bristyl will have to come to some very hard decisions. Meanwhile, Cooper knows exactly what he wants. To hell with the consequences.

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Well I had this Summer Fling…

Well I had this Summer Fling…

I have different lists for some of my favorite book and TV ships so my post is a little different from this prompt. I love the idea of what Amy @ The Little Booknerds In The Corner did in her prompt but I also didn’t want to repeat old posts. Instead I’m talking about top five new ships I have so far in 2019.

I totally forgot to add Lily and Lo from Addicted series to this list. Oops.

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Book Review: Biker by Fiona Roarke

 


Biker by Fiona Roarke  
Series: Bad Boys in Big Trouble, #1
Genre: Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 230 pages
Published on January 7th 2016 by Nickel Road Publishing
Fiona Roarke: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Despite the danger, there are some definite pluses to undercover agent Zak Langston’s current alias as a mechanic slash low-life criminal. He doesn’t have to shave regularly or keep his hair military short. He gets to ride a damn fine Harley. And then there’s the sweet, sexy lady next door who likes to sneak peeks at his butt. Yeah, that was a major plus.
Kaitlin Price has had the worst luck with men. As if her unearned reputation as a frigid tease isn’t enough, she also has to deal with her stepsister’s casual cruelty and taunting tales of sexual conquests she can only dream of. So Kaitlin has never been with a man. So what? So what …
So maybe the sexy bad boy next door would be willing to help her with that.
Gunfire, gangsters and a kidnapping weren’t part of her Deflower Kaitlin plan. Good thing for her bad boy Zak is very, very good. At everything.

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Book Review: A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian

 


A Touch of Midnight by Lara Adrian 
Series: Midnight Breed, #0.5
Genre: Fantasy | Paranormal | Romance
Age Range: Adult Audience
Format: eBook, 182 pages
Published on July 15th 2013 by Lara Adrian, LLC
Lara Adrian: Website | Twitter | Goodreads

Synopsis:
Savannah Dupree is halfway across the country from her Louisiana bayou hometown, a freshman studying at Boston University on a full scholarship. But academic excellence is only one of Savannah’s gifts. She possesses something even more remarkable than her quick mind and insatiable curiosity for learning. With a simple touch, Savannah can see an object’s past—a skill that puts her life in danger, when her studies bring her into contact with a centuries-old English sword and the secret hidden within the blade’s history: the vicious murders of twin boys by a group of fanged creatures borne of the worst kind of nightmare.

In all his three hundred years of living as one of the Breed, vampire warrior Gideon never dreamed he’d see the blade again that spilled his young brothers’ lives ages ago on that blood-soaked night in London. Ever since the boys’ deaths, Gideon’s been on a personal quest to rid the world of Rogue vampires, but now he can’t help wondering if the brutal slayings of his only kin was something more sinister—an act perpetrated by an unknown enemy. An enemy who is apparently living in hiding somewhere in Boston. There’s one certain way to prove Gideon’s suspicion, but it will mean using innocent, gifted Savannah to help uncover the full truth—a truth that will shatter everything she knows about herself and the world around her. And with danger closing in from all sides, the passion that ignites between Gideon and Savannah will tempt them to risk their hearts and lives for a love that might just last an eternity…

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