I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you SM Soto!
I love it when a book enraptures me like this. When the book is so good I just can’t put it down. When a book is so good I hold in my pee because, well, that’s time wasted which I could spend reading the book. Needless to say I read this beauty in one sitting.
This book tackled difficult subject matter, but just because it is difficult and many dont’t WANT to talk about it, it doesn’t mean it doesn’t NEED to be addressed. Thank you, SM Soto, for your bravery in writing this story; on deciding to share it with the world.
At the end of this book, I felt emotionally drained. I just wanted to stare at my ceiling wishing I could see the stars. My heart was heavy, but light at the same time. It was an odd contradiction, but a beautiful one.
Bea and Liam, god, just writing their names right now gave me chills. They are special, their love was written in the stars. I’m going to permit myself to quote one of my favorite rappers right now:
“the darkest nights make the brightest stars” - Witt Lowry
And Bea and Liam? They are some of the brightest.
I definitely recommend this book. I think everyone should read it. It won’t be easy to get through it, but it will be worth it
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Amo Jones!
My first thought is WOW. There was so much in this book I NEVER saw coming. Jones has the ability to twist plots into directions you never thought were possible. She is the master of her craft and impressive to read.
When I finished this book last night, I simply stared at the ceiling of my bedroom for a solid few minutes, just to absorb what the frig I had just read. To process everything and get over one of the most gut-wrenching scenes I have ever read. Yes, I freaking cried okay? I do NOT cry. Pass the wine and ice cream.
Amo Jones never ceases to surprise me with the evolution of her writing. With each book she grows into a greater author. She pushes the boundaries and the quality of her words increases. There were So many beautiful lines. Beautiful metaphors. And the way she just spins on a dime and brings us back into a completely other ambiance with one line, how much CONTROL she has, just... no words.
I love how every Amo Jones plot is its own Gordian knot. With every attempt at unraveling it, we are faced with even more questions, and when we think we have it all figured out, she comes in like Alexander the Great and slices it in half, surprising us all. (I like history okay, don't judge)
So if you didn't get the gist yet, READ THIS BOOK.
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you S.M. Soto!
I am speechless. This is a big book. It's a big book because there is SO much that happens in it. So much beauty, so much ugliness, so much light, and so much darkness. This book is a wild ride of emotional turmoil and I loved every. single. word. Soto nearly made me cry on a public bus. A CROWDED public bus.
Soto's talent is undeniable. She will write the sweetest scene and follow it with the most riveting and suspenseful scene you've ever read. She will make your heart palpitate, and you will have to keep reminding yourself that you are simply reading words on a page. Her ability to create ambiance and powerful imagery blows my mind.
Underneath all the ugliness of this book, there is a shining beacon who is Sophia. She is the strongest and most kind-hearted character, but she is also full of surprises. She may be one of my favourite female characters ever. I got sidetracked for a second, but this is what I wanted to say : there is a true message at the end of this book. One that brings to light that human trafficking needs to be stopped. (Yes, that is when I started NEARLY crying on the bus)
If you have yet to read the Creed and Sophia trilogy, now is your chance because all three are released!
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it! Thank you Dani René!
René took the BDSM genre to a whole new level with this one. It wasn’t your classic Dom finds sub, Dom falls for sub, Dom and sub live happily ever after. No. It was complex, there were multiple players, it was emotional and captivating.
This was more than just BDSM. This was a story about self-discovery and self-affirmation. It was about acknowledging what you want and standing up for what you want. It was about allowing yourself to be TRUE to yourself. To be YOU. And that was beautiful.
Not only does René captivate us with her beautiful theme and words, but this was some of the hottest stuff I’ve ever read from her. Umm, stuff that you tilt your kindle to make sure no one is reading over your shoulder cause you’re on a public bus. Yeah, THAT hot *smirk*
This book was the perfect conclusion to the Sins of Seven series, but I doubt it will be the end for these characters.
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you J.D. Hollyfield!
This is just the second book in the Elite Seven series and all I have to say is WOW! This story is complex, and I cannot even imagine the amount of planning it took to coordinate all the stories! It is utterly mind-blowing!
Okay, back to Pride. I loved the twists and turns of this book! The characters jump right off the pages and have such chemistry, it is undeniable! Hollyfield takes student-teacher to a WHOLE new level, and I loved it!
The only little knick is that the overall story is similar to Lust, in the sense of the structure, but I was thoroughly entertained by both. Hollyfield captivated me from the first page until the very last, and left me needing the next one!
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it! Thank you India R. Adams!
Adams is a true author. A true wordsmith. One who will pull every emotion out of you with her words. One who writes in her own original style that is mellifluous and soothing, yet thought-provoking and gut-wrenching. A true artist in her craft.
Red Waters is the third installment in the Tainted Water series, and it took the plot and story to the next level. I've mentioned in past reviews that Adams likes to play with the gray areas, and with this book, she pushed the envelope on that aspect. She pushes the reader to look at both sides of the story. She pushes us to fall for the characters who seam ink black but are in fact a collection of gray layers - complex and captivating.
Adams tackles difficult subject matter with Red Waters. She attempts to bring to light the horrors of the world, and how widespread they are. She brings to light how they are THERE, hidden in plain sight. Adams is truly inspirational in her drive to bring awareness to such atrocities, and she does it with such beautiful words and grace. She does it with dignity and respect.
If you have yet to read an India R. Adams book, I suggest you do ASAP. She will take you on a wild ride where she will be the puppet master to your emotions.
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Ker Dukey!
This was my first Ker Dukey book, and boy did I love it. There was the perfect amount of sweet vs. dark, of angst and revelation, and creation of intrigue for the next book. Like, I'm HOOKED.
What surprised me most about this book, is how much I fell in love with the heroine. How much I fell for Rhett and Chastity as an entity of their own. How much I fell in love with their Shakespearean inside jokes, and their beautiful chemistry. God, I just freaking fell in love with Rhett, don't mind me.
This book is not only sexy and, well, lustful, but also emotional and riveting in a suspenseful kind of way. There are so many questions yet to be answered, and this is just the beginning. I cannot wait to dive into the other ones!
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Anne Malcom!
Anne Malcom has a certain style to her writing. A flair. Her voice is unique. It has beautiful flow and is saturated with personality. It is so uniquely and soulfully Anne. This book was no exception. If anything, she took her writing to the next level with this book.
Mistake’s Melody will frustrate you. It will make you want to rattle both Emma and Wyatt, but it will all be worth it because you will love every single page of it. Their story will resonate with you. The words will speak to your heart and your soul. There is a certain poetic aspect to Malcom’s writing that just hits you in the gut. It’s not flashy, it’s not trying to be fancy, it just is. It has it’s place and it breathes with the story.
Malcom tackles some hard subject matter, and has been in her latest books, and she always does it with such respect and grace. She beings awareness while keeping the issues honest and un-hollywood. She does them justice flawlessly.
The Unquiet Mind series will always be one of my all-time favourite series. I feel at home with these characters, and I always take my time reading these books, because I want to experience every fucking syllable, just like when you listen to a song, and I mean TRULY listen to a song, and feel every note’s imprint on your soul. THAT is what Malcom does and THAT is why I love her writing.
I received an ARC of this book and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you S.M. Soto!
Okay, WOW. Soto’s writing is pure magic. She is one of the most enchanting authors I have ever read. She has the ability to put you under a spell with the words on the pages and lure you deep into her world. It is one of the most beautiful experiences. It’s been awhile I have enjoyed a book THIS much.
Soto has mastered the ART, or suspense writing. When I use caps, I mean business. She plants these little seeds as she writes that you notice at first but dont realize they take root, and when you least expect it, they break the ground and change everything.
This book, heck, this series is one of my all time favourites, and I do not say this lightly. When I read this book, all else disappears. I’m transported into Soto’s words and I am held captive there.
Let’s not forget the romance in this book. *swoon* I absolutely love the balance of plot ro romance in Soto’s writing. It works brilliantly and effectively. She alternates between important plot driving scenes and sexy as heck scenes and just, WOW. It’s just magical.
I received an ARC of this book from the author and I voluntarily reviewed it. Thank you Rebel Farris!
I love suspense. I love romantic suspense to be exact. I love the anticipation of it all. The fitting together of the pieces. The fact that you never have the FULL story until the author decides you do. I love that you make these theories in your head that constantly evolve and change as you keep reading. That is EXACTLY what this book does. It consumes you. It makes you ask SO many questions.
Rebel Farris was a new author for me, and I found out just how talented she is. Every move she makes is calculated. The plot is layered and complex. She peels away layers in an organized yet disorganized fashion that keeps the mystery alive and interesting.
I honestly LOVE cliffhangers and this one was so epic, I smiled. (Yes, I realize I'm weird, but that just makes me special right?) Anyways, I definitely recommend this book!