Review: Make you Mine by Tia Louise

Make You MineTitle: Make You Mine
Author: 
Tia Louise
Publication Date: December 1, 2018

Genre: Military Romance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

A promise written on a coaster.
A lost night in a dark room.
Grayson Cole was my brother’s best friend.
He was all of my firsts.
Then he went away…

Drew Harris was just a kid, a senior in high school, my best friend’s little sister.
They said she was too young to know her feelings.
I was too old to have them, so I left to join the military.

Four years passed.
Loss, injury, angry words I can never take back…
I’m home, but I’m not the same.
Neither is she.

Now she’s a woman with flashing blue eyes, long blonde hair, and gorgeous curves.
Still, she’s the same sweet smile, the same sassy mouth…
I could never say No to her before.

I should for her sake.
She deserves better than what I’ve become, scarred and damaged.


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I loved this book! These characters were easy to fall in love with. Drew and Gray loved each other from a young age. Young and innocent love; they had all their firsts together.

This book had me on a roller-coaster of emotions. While I understood Gray joined the military to prove he could be he more he felt drew needed, it left him scarred. But with Drew’s love he found his way out of the darkness and into her arms.

“They told me to stay away from you. I went away to try… God, I tried.
Now everything has changed. I’m back, and I’ll do whatever it takes to make you mine…”

This book consumed me and left me feeling all the feels and wanting to read it all over again. I couldn’t get enough.


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Review: Silas by Taryn Plendl

Silas (The Sutton Ranch Series Book 1)Title: Silas 
Author: Taryn Plendl

Publication Date: April 30, 2017

Series: The Sutton Ranch Duet, Book 1

Genre: Western Romance

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

For four years, Silas Anderson has fought the urge to chase Mirabelle Sutton, knowing his rejection is what caused her to run. She left the ranch, a shy, inexperienced teenager, but the bold, confident woman who’s returned is so much more than his best friend’s little sister. She exceeds his every dream.

But life on a ranch stops for nothing, not even death, and proving to Mirabelle she’s more than enough woman to handle a cowboy is a challenge.

Heartbreak had driven her away. Tragedy brings her home. And before she runs again, Silas needs to figure out how to convince her the only way she’ll be riding off into the sunset is with him by her side


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Holy Hot Cowboy! 

Silas is book one in the Sutton Ranch series by Taryn Plendl. This was also the first book I have read by this author and it will not be the last! I am absolutely in love with this book! These characters broke my heart and mended it back together with all the squishy moments littered throughout.

Mirabelle Sutton has been in love with her brother’s best friend for as long as she can remember. After Silas Anderson rejected her, she ran. She did everything in her power to stay gone when she went off to college, but some feelings you can’t outrun and some outcomes you can’t control.

Silas regrets not telling Mirabelle how he really felt before he ended up driving her away. Now,  Mirabelle is back home after her brother’s tragic death and she is nothing like the shy girl that left four long years ago. This time around, Silas will fight for what he wants. If only she wasn’t so stubborn.

The tension crackled between Silas and Mira like burning embers ready to combust. There was a whole lot of miscommunication in this book. At times, I just want to shake these two.

“Listen to me, little girl. If you think for a minute you can waltz right back here and put your spoiled princess tiara back on, you’re mistaken….”

I loved the bond between Silas, Ryke and Nate. I’m sure they not only worked hard, but played harder. I can’t wait to read Nate and Ryke’s books. I highly recommend this book! Although I wish there was a little more angst and a lot more pages, I’m sure you will fall for these sweet alpha cowboys just as hard as I did.


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Review: Pour Judgment by Heather M. Orgeron

Pour Judgment
Title: Pour Judgment
Author: 
Heather M. Orgeron
Publication Date: October 8, 2019
 
Genre: Romantic Comedy

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

“A week of tits, booze, and fun in the sun? Where do I sign up?”

Korie Potter’s got goals. Goals that do not include following in her mother’s footsteps. Rock stars and the life of the rich and famous? Yeah… not interested. She likes her heart in one piece, thank you very much.

Until a weekend of booze and bad decisions at camp Pour Judgment finds her fake-engaged to country music’s most notorious bad boy, Rhett Taylor, and completely at his mercy.

You see, Korie Potter’s also got a dream, and her new “fiancé” just may have the connections to make it come true.

Pour Judgment is a standalone romantic comedy featuring a sexy country-star hero, sassy skater-girl heroine, a summer camp with booze, and a fake engagement. No cheating, no cliffhanger. Expect non-stop laughs, swoon that will melt your heart, and all the shenanigans. Grab it today!

★ NOW A TOP 15 AMAZON BESTSELLER ★


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Holy Crap! This book was amazing! I loved this sexy rock star/skater girl read. This is the first book I’ve read from this author and I can’t recommend it enough.

Rhett and Korie were a perfect mesh of combustible and fun. I also loved the secondary characters and would love to see these characters get their own books. This was just one of those books I didn’t want to leave their world and won’t forget anytime soon.


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6 Great Summer Reads

Summer is almost here and it’s time to stock up on those great poolside reads! I have read so many amazing books it’s hard to only list six, but this list will not only get you started, it will get you geared up for some fun in the sun.

#1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.

TBOSAS iPadThis is out now and I am squealing to finally get this book in my hands! The prequel to The Hunger Games is one of my most anticipated summer reads.

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#2  Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner.

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I am a HUGE fan of this author and this book is just what I need when relaxing by the pool. This book is about a second chance at friendship between a plus-size Instagram influencer and her ex best friend.

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#3  Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

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This is a hilarious book you won’t want to put down. Girl meets boy and falls in love. Boy wants girl to meet his family. His crazy rich family that is not so keen on letting outsiders in their inner circle. Get ready to laugh out loud at this crazy summer read. 

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#4  The Bride Test by Helen Hoang.

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If you’ve read The Kiss Quotient you will fall in love with this sequel where Khai meets his match! 

Khai Diep thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. His mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

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#5  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

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This is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

This book intrigued me and is right up my alley and I can’t wait to dive in!

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#6  The Guest List by Lucy Foley.

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What’s more fun than being invited to an island wedding, right? Wrong. Get ready for mischief and mayhem of epic proportions. In this drama filled book you will get more than you bargained for, including death.

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BONUS SIX! Now, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t also list my 6 summer read for indie reads.

#1  Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg.

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I cannot wait for this! I was honored to work with Kristy on the book trailer for this crazy anticipated read and it just got me even more excited!

This is the start to a brand new series staring four sisters set out to try to save their family business. In Book 1, Hard to Handle, by-the-book, Dekker Kincade, sets out to win back the reining bad boy of hockey, Hunter Maddox. Getting him to sign with the agency is one thing but resisting the urge to slide between the sheets with him is a whole other matter.

Release Date: June 30
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#2  Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds.

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It goes without saying that I am a huge AAR fan. I own all her books on kindle and audio and am slowly working on grading all the paperbacks!

Hooking Him, book 3 in the How to Catch an Alpha series, is at the top of my list to read this summer. A woman on a mission of self-discovery finds it hard to resist a persistent detective. Get ready for some insta-love, drama and murder in this quest to find their happily-ever-after.

Release Date: June 16
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#3  Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken.

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RVD is the queen of mafia reads! Ruthless Princess is a mafia romance about best friends turned enemies and a spin off of her Eagle Elite series featuring the second generation Elites.

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#4  Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan.

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Kimba is a strong independent woman who has everything except the one thing she truly wants, Ezra Stern. Best friends from a young age, everyone knew there was something special between these two, right up until Ezra and his family moved away. Years later, these two will find their way back to each other and learn to master the turbulence.

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#5  Little Hoodlum by K. Webster.

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Get ready for all the angst in book 2 of the Hood River Hoodlum series. This is a high school friends to lovers read involving falling for your best friend’s sister. This is a four book series that will need to be read in order. Book 1, Hood River Rat, is an M/M story.

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#6  We Were Once by S.L. Scott.

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I adore everything this woman has written and I can’t wait to get my hands on this second change romance.

Her plan is to graduate from Ivy League university and get into med school to follow in her father’s footsteps. Then she meets Joshua, the bad boy with a sexy smirk and a good heart. They had it all and were madly in love until one tragic night changed everything.

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So there you have it! My recommended summer reading list. I hope you found some great reads to add to your list. Drop me a comment to let me know what’s on your list!