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Dienstag, 21. April 2020

BLOG TOUR - The Hardest Play by A.S. Teague









Synopsis
It’s easy to convince the world that you have it all.
I was Quinn Miller: record-breaking running back, professional football’s favorite rags-to-riches story, all-around good guy.
What’s not so easy? Repairing your reputation after mistakes both on and off the field leave you labeled as a disgrace to the league.
With only one team willing to give me a chance, I had no time for a relationship.
But, after one night with Georgia Reed, the hopeless romantic with fiery red hair and an attitude to match, I was hooked.
With Georgia cheering me on, it didn’t feel like the world was against me anymore.
That was, until her father stepped into the locker room as my new head coach.
Finding the woman of my dreams was the easy part; it was keeping her that would be the hardest play of all.



Review


On the whole, I really enjoyed reading all of the books in this series up to now though I always needed some time to get into them. This one wasn't different, I started reading several times till I finally was hooked by the story.

Even though I loved Quinn and Georgia together and I liked that they didn't play games but knew what they wanted. Things were still rough due to their circumstances though I was frustrated that Quinn had so many problems that could have been solved if he had just mentioned one thing. He didn't though and I must admit that I had a hard time accepting his explanation considering the fact that his whole career was on the line and his team suffered because of all this secrecy.

There was a lot of drama and I loved how the two of them dealt with it, together and in the end, the book drew me in but still, somehow it left me a bit wanting. I thought of their interactions and their love for each other and loved it and then I'd think of those things that Quinn didn't share with his team and his coach and I was upset once again. 


🏉🏉🏉🏉  

Montag, 20. April 2020

Demon Dawn (Resurrection Chronicles #7) by M.J. Haag







Survival requires sacrifice. 
 
The world irrevocably changed after the hellhounds and fey appeared. Most people didn’t survive that first night. Dad had said we were lucky we did. I’m not so sure about that anymore.

With her father murdered before her eyes and her faith in the remaining humans shaken, Brenna reluctantly accepts sanctuary in Tolerance, a safe zone managed by the fey. The wall keeps the infected out. But it also keeps the humans in…with the very creatures that caused the world to break.

Big, grey, and ruthlessly deadly, the fey strike fear in the hearts of men and women alike. But Brenna finds one more intimidating than all the rest. Scarred and angry, Thallirin watches Brenna with an intensity that makes her relive the events that followed her father’s murder. She knows what Thallirin wants, and she’s never going to be used like that again.

Tormented by her past, Brenna sees no possible future other than eventual infection or starvation. There is hope, though. Her community is abuzz with a newly discovered way to protect women against the disease that’s turning people into zombies. However, it doesn’t come from a needle.

It comes from sleeping with the dark fey.



Oh my god, somehow these books keep getting better and better! I absolutely loved Demon Dawn and can't wait for the next book in this series to come out. I've read all of the books in this series and loved each and every one. They are funny, captivating and amazing, even though I must admit that at first, I wondered if it was really such a good idea to read a book set in a kind of zombie-apocalypse at a time like this when we have our own kind of apocalypse waiting outside but, well, it was the resurrection series, right? I couldn't resist!

Brenna is another wonderful character who has fought hard to survive in this new world and like many others, she had to learn that the monsters are not always those who look like it. After everything they have been through, I loved how Brenna slowly learned to love the one guy who has been waiting patiently for her to love him back - and I also loved to see her mother find someone to love as well.

If you've read the other books in this series, you will have met Thallirin already. He has not always been one of the good guys but he has worked hard to be accepted by the others again. Oh, by the way - I hope that you've read the other books already because even though most of the books apart from the first three can be read as standalones, you'd miss the world-building and you'd lack some information. It's just more fun if you read them in their order or at least read the first three before you read any of the other books.
And now - just dive in, this book is amazing, I hope that you'll love it as much as I do!





Sonntag, 19. April 2020

Kiss of Steel (London Steampunk #1) by Bec McMaster






When Nowhere Is Safe

Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price?

Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single-handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood-craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal.

When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.



Review
Oh my god, how did I not find these books earlier? Kiss of Steel reminded me of my love of Steampunk and books about it and I loved and thoroughly enjoyed every single page of this novel.

Once upon a time, okay, it feels like that, I read a bunch of Steampunk novels and loved them but somehow I lost sight of them - this book definitely changed that! I can't wait to read the next books in this amazing series! I'm halfway through Tarnished Knight already because that also happened to be on my TBR but I'm looking forward to all of the other books as well.

This imaginative and captivating story with its amazing characters hooked me right from the first page on and I didn't put the book down till the end. Honoria Todd and her siblings try to survive in the rookeries and when she catches the eye of its master, well, somehow this innocent young woman turns out to be much more than Blade, the hard master of the rookeries expected... 


Oh, by the way - isn't this cover absolutely gorgeous?!? 


♜♜♜♜♜ 




Donnerstag, 9. April 2020

Release Blitz - One Moment Please (Wait With Me #3) by Amy Daws

 

RELEASE BLITZ




 That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.

Three things Dr. Dick knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.

After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.

Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Dr. Dick’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.

Dr. Dick is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals that she’s pregnant.

What really throws him for a loop…is that the surprise baby…is his.




Review


If you have read and enjoyed Wait with Me and Next in Line, you have probably already been waiting for this book to finally come out. I loved all of the books in this series so far and this one fits right in there as well. Meeting old friends and new, we learn about the creative magic of ...oh, wait, not a waiting room but a cafeteria. And don't forget the French silk pie...

When frustration and anger turn into attraction, things might get heated and when you find yourself in the ER and your doctor has to tell you that you are pregnant and you have to tell him that he is about to become a father, well..... things get really interesting. 


Once again Amy Daws could captivate me with this story, she made me laugh and feel with her hero and her heroine even though our hero made me despair sometimes with his self-torture. Yes, what happened was hard and tragic but that doesn't explain why he was unable to move on or at least, well, deal with it. Sometimes the part of "I can't love anybody" and "I don't talk about my former life because it's too hard" was a bit too much. Apart from that though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and loved to see these two find love and their own happy ever after.


🍼🍼🍼🍼 

 

Montag, 23. März 2020

Release Blitz - Old Fashioned (Becker Brothers #4) by Kandi Steiner








The epic finale of the Becker Brothers series. Each book can be read as a stand-alone.

It’s a man’s world.

When I declared sports medicine as my major and every man narrowed their eyes, that saying proved true. It was true when my ex-husband decided I’d give up my career when our daughter was born. And again when I divorced the Chief of Police in our small town, and he made it painfully clear that I could leave him, but I would never be free.

Landing the job as the new athletic trainer for Stratford’s high school team is my chance to start over. And walking into a male-dominated sport and staff, I’m ready for the challenge.

I’m not ready for Jordan Becker.

The head coach of our championship winning team is a Herculean force of nature—as severe as he is determined. His icy blue eyes and permanent scowl drive the women in this town mad, and his quiet power and undeniable command conjure respect from every man.

When I join his team, I expect the doubt and anticipate the fight from him. And I get them both.

I don’t expect to form a friendship.

And I never expect to fall for him.

My breath catches when those cool eyes fall to my lips. My body comes alive when his is near. And as those lines begin to blur, every warning bell sounds.

My job, my reputation are on the line.
And my ex is around every corner, waiting to remind me of his power.

It’s a man’s world, and if I want to survive, I can never fall in love with Jordan Becker.

Even if he falls in love with me first.




 Review


I really loved this series so much, from the first book to this last one. You know, when you have a great series and every time a new book goes live you are worried that it won't be as good as the others? Or even worse, when there's a continuous thread running through all of the books and you know that this last book will be the one where everything will be revealed and you are really worried  that it will disappoint you? Yep. That's how I felt - and trust me, none of it happened and I absolutely enjoyed reading this book!

The Becker Brothers and those who they love are a force to be reckoned with - and I adored the way the brothers cared for their mother! It's a wonderful family whose lives aren't always easy but always full of love, loyalty and respect for each other and those around them.

I was very curious about, well, you know what about, right? If you don't know what I'm talking about, you haven't read the other books so...go back, start at the beginning, they are absolutely worth it and you don't want to spoil it, right?!
When we finally, finally learned what exactly happened that night when... - my heart broke for these men and their mother and when more secrets were revealed...oh my... But all is well that finally ends well and you don't have to worry, this book has a perfect HEA - and I already know that I haven't read these books for the last time!

🏉🏉🏉🏉 

 

Sonntag, 15. März 2020

Audiobook - The Perfect First (Fulton U #1) by Maya Hughes


NOW AVAILABLE ON AUDIO!




Audiobook,

narrated by Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder 


SYNOPSIS

"How long do you last in bed?" Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, "And how big would you say you are?"
Cue the record scratching, what?
Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she's on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.
I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She's got a list of firsts to accomplish like she's only got months to live.
I've decided to be her guide for all her firsts, except one. Someone's got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.
I'll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn't need someone like me and my massive...baggage for her first time.★ 
Drinking at a bar. Check.
Partying all night. Double check.
Skinny dipping. Triple check.
She's unlike anyone I've ever met. The walls I'd put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.
I'm the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything, and suddenly, I don't want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene, and now, I'm determined to get her to rewrite her future with me.




 REVIEW

This audiobook is once again a definite proof that a good narration can make a really good book even better. I loved and enjoyed The Perfect First when I first read it but I enjoyed it, even more, when I was listening to this amazing narration. This is one of those narrations that I will definitely listen to again and again.

I loved to see Persephone blossom and learn to live life the way she wants to live it. To see her claim her life and fall in love with Reece, one "first" after the other. And Reece, well, I think he wasn't really prepared for someone like Seph but who could resist such a charming introduction?

This was a story that drew me in right from the start. The characters are wonderful, they are very authentic and likable and the whole story was very warm and sweet. I also loved the secondary characters a lot who were also well developed and authentic. Some of them we will meet again in the next books of this series that I have also read and really enjoyed. Interesting stories with a unique twist and a lot of charm and humor. I can't wait to listen to the next books in audio as well!

★