Hello Forever by Sarina Bowen

❝ In short, we were a tangle of disasters. But there was nobody I’d ever felt so close to.❞

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Title: Hello Forever
Author: Sarina Bowen
Series: Hello Goodbye
Publication Date: July 14, 2017
Publisher: Rennie Road Books 

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles  

*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* 

Rating: ★★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: A SINGLE BASKETBALL GAME CHANGES EVERYTHING…

When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities.

Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball game he’s watching on TV—at a school which has just offered him a job. It’s a thousand miles away, in a tiny rural town. But suddenly, he can’t wait to get there.

Cax can’t believe his eyes when Axel appears in the same Massachusetts town where he now lives. And he’s still just as drawn to Axel as ever. But he can’t let himself go there again, because loving Axel will mean giving up everything else he holds dear.

Both men have so much to lose. But as far as their love is concerned, it’s Hello Forever.

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The Red by Tiffany Reisz

❝ If I’m your last, I hope I’m also your best.❞

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Title: The Red
Author: Tiffany Reisz
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Publisher: 8th Circle Press

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles  

*I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.* 

Rating: ★★★★

Synopsis via Goodreads: Mona Lisa St. James made a deathbed promise that she would do anything to save her mother’s art gallery. Unfortunately, not only is The Red painted red, but it’s in the red. She soon realizes she has no choice but to sell it.

Just as she realizes she has no choice but to sell it, a mysterious man comes in after closing time and makes her an offer: He will save The Red if she agrees to submit to him for the period of one year.

The man is handsome, English, and terribly tempting…but surely her mother didn’t mean for Mona to sell herself to a stranger. Then again, she did promise to do anything to save The Red…

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June Wrap-Up & July Most Anticipated Releases

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Hey Guys!

TODAY IS MY TWO YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! *CRIES*

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I really can’t believe that I’ve been blogging for two years now because I never stick with a hobby for more than a few months, but I’m extremely happy I stuck with this one. I’ve met some amazing people and read some amazing books and I can’t wait to continue doing so for a few more years. I was going to do a separate post to celebrate my blogiversary, but I actually have a little surprise project I’ve been working on with a few blogger friends so keep on the lookout for a special announcement post coming fairly soon.

Let’s get started!


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Mini Reviews: Falling For Your Roommate & An Over the Top Romance

MY BEST FRIEND’S EX by MEGHAN QUINN

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35004715“She doesn’t need to protect her heart from me. She holds mine in her hands, and I’ll never take it back.”

When I first saw the title for Meghan Quinn’s newest release, I was a little on the fence about actually picking it because I’m not a big fan of the “dating my best friend’s ex” trope. It’s honestly just a personal preference because the one’s I’ve read in the past have been over the top and I just couldn’t deal with it. But it’s Meghan Quinn so I was willing to give her the benefit of the doubt and hoped she wouldn’t let me down.

After being evicted from her apartment, Emma Marks is forced to find a new home immediately. When she runs into an old childhood friend and tells him about her troubles, he offers her a place to stay. With no other options in sight, she takes Tucker Jameson up on his offer. But the last thing Emma expected was to start falling for her old childhood friend because he’s more than just a friend: he’s her best friend’s ex.

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Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

I warmed up to you the day we met. I melted for you the second you kissed me.

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Title: Stay
Author: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy
Series: WAGs
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Publisher: Rennie Road Books

Links: Goodreads | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles  

Rating: ★★★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: Can you fall in love with someone you’ve never even met?

Hailey Taylor Emery has a hunch that her favorite client at Fetch—an anonymous virtual assistant service—is actually hockey star Matt Eriksson.

Although it’s against the rules for her to check his file, she’s 95% sure she spends at least part of each day texting with her lifelong crush and catering to his every need. Still nursing a wounded heart thanks to her recent breakup, Hailey is perfectly content with some harmless online flirting… until she has to meet her client. Face to face. Cue: utter panic.

Matt Eriksson is no stranger to heartbreak. He’s still not over the destruction of his marriage, and it sucks to be the only guy on the team who knows the truth—that hockey and long-term relationships are a toxic mix. He barely sees his kids, and dealing with his ex makes him feel insane. The only person in his life who seems to understand is someone who won’t show her pretty face.

But it’s nothing that a pair of fourth row hockey seats can’t fix. Hailey can’t resist the offer. Matt can’t resist Hailey. Good thing he doesn’t have to. Fire up the kiss cam!

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Salvaged by Jay Crownover

❝ We deserved happy. We fought for it and we won. He was my victory and I was his triumph.❞

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Title: Salvaged
Author: Jay Crownover 
Series: Saints of Denver
Publication Date: June 20, 2017
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks

Links: Goodreads Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Rating: ★★★★½

Synopsis via Goodreads: Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t

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Happy Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is a bookish meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s topic is Top Ten Series I’ve Been Meaning To Start But Haven’t. I have A LOT of backlist series on my TBR that I’ve been wanting to read from even before I started blogging and I’m slowly trying to get to them. Hopefully I’ll be able to at least start a few of these series before 2017 comes to an end. 

Let’s begin!


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