Thursday, 9 June 2016

Author Spotlight: Lauren Layne Part 1

I thought I'd do a quick piece about an author I absolutely adore: Lauren Layne

Lauren currently has 7 series out/in progress; of which I have read four completely, am reading another currently, one I plan on reading and one I am anxiously waiting for.

I've found that Lauren's books are really great at mixing humour, friendship and love in realistic ways. As a reader I feel like the characters could be girls that I meet in my life and choose to befriend as they just come across as truly human. As someone who has read a lot of YA, this ease in which we can relate to the characters is such a relief.

Lauren LayneLauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of over a dozen romantic comedies.   She lives in Manhattan with her husband and Pomeranian, and loves cocktails, city-life and stilettos.

Lauren Layne can be reached at: Twitter     Facebook     Website     Goodreads 

Only with You (The Best Mistake, #1)I feel like any series that starts with the main character getting mistaken as a hooker can only really improve from there. In the first book, Only With You, Sophie is a young woman that hasn't really found her calling in life and is more than happy to float around being unfulfilled with her basic jobs until THE comment. This book was really sweet in the end as well as continually hilarious, it's a great book to read during the summer.

Made for You (The Best Mistake, #2)Made For You was more of a slow burn and followed Sophie's sister Brynn who has always known exactly what she wanted and what she needed to do in order to get it. Whereas Sophie is more of a free spirit, Brynn is an extremely Type A personality (this isn't necessarily a bad thing!) and this book is great at once again showing a character finding herself and maybe showing readers that sometimes, you're okay exactly as you are.

Isn't She Lovely (Redemption, #0.5)I have to say I read this in chronological order and my word did it affect all my feelings, there's no other way to read it obviously but I did wait a very long time between Broken and Crushed because the repercussions from the first two books made me slightly biased towards the main character in Crushed, it was a stupid thought process, I realise this now.

Broken (Redemption, #1)Isn't She Lovely is such an adorable novella and made me want to continue with the series and I think everyone needs someone like Stephanie in their lives. At least personality wise, clothing wise is optional...

Broken was a wonderful story that made me forget any feelings/biases that I held towards the main character due to the previous story even though I'd literally only just finished that story before starting this one (you'll see why this is important in a second). Broken was a great story of self realisation and teaching people that the best person to change you if you don't like yourself, is you. 

Crushed (Redemption, #2)Crushed is the book that lets you know the series is aptly named. Michael and Chloe are amazing as friends and even better as a couple and I thought that ending with this story teaches us once again that sometimes the only person that hasn't forgiven you is yourself and it's okay to forgive yourself. The last couple of chapters of this book were the perfect ending for the series and I'm so glad I picked it up again  

Part 2 coming soon!

Look out for more author spotlights coming your way!

Monday, 6 June 2016

Where The Sun Hides by Bethany Kris and London Miller

Where the Sun Hides (Seasons of Betrayal, #1)

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In places where the sun can hide, the darkest betrayals are made.
Violet Gallucci and Kazimir Markovic have grown up in the same city, but on opposite sides of the game they call life—Violet, an Italian principessa della mafia, and Kaz, a Russian Bratva heir. Lines have been drawn, and they know not to cross them.
Their paths crossed once, a long time ago, but when they meet again, the territory and rules set out by their families that have kept them separated seem to bleed away.
She's more than her last name …
He’s more than a Russian …
But secrets from the past—and the people determined to keep them hidden—have other plans for Violet and Kaz.
Rival families.
One city.
Star-crossed lovers.
They should be enemies.
It could mean war.
This is just the beginning …
From authors Bethany-Kris (The Chicago War) and London Miller (Volkov Bratva) comes a thrilling, sexy new series—Seasons of Betrayal. Where the Russians and Italians clash in culture, mafia … and love.

Saturday, 4 June 2016

Priceless by Linda Kage

Priceless (Forbidden Men, #8)

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Three things in my life were fact.
I needed Sarah to survive.
I needed sex to remain sane.
And I could never mix sex with Sarah.

I just knew—deep in my marrow—that if I did, I’d somehow lose her. All my deepest darkest secrets would crack open, bleed out, and ruin everything between us. I wouldn’t unleash the shit inside me on my worst enemy, let alone her. So she stayed strictly in the friend zone.

People probably thought I never went there with her because of her cerebral palsy, but f*ck them. She knew she was the most important person in my world, and I wasn’t about to risk hurting our relationship just to make my c*ck happy.

Until the moment she begged me to take her virginity.
Now it’s all about to hit the fan, because how the hell do you resist the one person forbidden to you when she says please?
--Brandt Gamble
Review ahead!