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Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Goal (Off-Campus Book Four) By Elle Kennedy



She’s good at achieving her goals…

College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change.

But the game just got a whole lot more complicated

Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.


Okay, I have to be honest, I have mixed feelings over this book. 
I felt like it dragged a lot but that said, it was fun getting to see how the two ended up together as such. 
I do think their relationship needed to step up a little more. The mixed signals and back and forth with commitment and what they wanted drove me mad. The book was concentrated more on them actually getting together than focusing on them actually together, which I would have liked to have seen more of. 

That said, I still liked it. I loved Tucker from the beginning. I really did. But Sabrina, I just couldn't get on with her character. She annoyed the hell out of me. Not only has she gotten around enough to know which lads are assholes, but she admits to herself that Tucker is different to the rest, yet, she keeps him at arms length. 

Then we have the silence stretched between them when she found out she was pregnant. Instead of including Tucker in the decision, she made it herself. And for someone who wants independence and a better future, she fucked up here big time for me. She just ignored him. It's what made me dislike her. 

The story plot was okay. But like I said above, it was slow, it dragged and even the birthing scene, although emotional, was rushed. All she had was him there, no one else. No flowers, teddies, cards or visitors or people waiting outside. The scene almost felt like a transaction and not life being brought into the world. 

I do think the author was spot on with the struggles of being a mother. And although Sabrina wasn't a single mother, and had help from Tucker, it was her who was up all night with her since they never lived together. I think she wrote the struggles with juggling school, work and a child perfectly. Because it isn't peaches and roses. It's hard, but like Elle shows in her work, the end is beautiful. 

My favourite part, and the reason I rate it a 3.5 is because of the love Tucker had for her. He may have had his partying ways but that boy was a man, a gentlemen and loyal to no fault. He really got put through the ringer with Sabrina, but he kept in there, staying loyal and I really loved that about the book and his character. 

The ending was perfect too. Seeing everyone spread out, living their dreams and getting their HEA. 

3.5*

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Remember Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker Trilogy #3) By Kelly Oram



Remember Jamie Baker is the explosive and long awaited conclusion to the Jamie Baker trilogy. With all the action of the best superhero science fiction and epic romance as only bestselling teen romance author Kelly Oram can write, this book will have you laughing, swooning, and wanting to save the world!

Plagued by memory loss, Jamie Baker searches high and low for the answers to who she is, where she comes from, and why she’s able to do things other humans can’t. A not-so-simple task when she’s hiding from the people responsible for her amnesia—an evil scientific research company that wants to capture her at any cost.

When Jamie’s quest for the truth reveals a devastating betrayal from the one person she thought she could trust, she’s forced to team up with a secret military organization in order to ensure her safety and stop Visticorp’s horrific human experimenting once and for all.


This has to be the best book of the Trilogy. It was like starting fresh with Jamie's new memory loss. Everything was new to her so it was starting all over again. 
Trouble is, she's been brainwashed from Teddy, who has made her believe she's called April O'neil and is on the run - which is fairly true. But he's made her think they were lovers, that they were engaged. 

It's horrible to think someone could do that to someone. And even after she learns the truth she still wants to help him. It's clear he's one of the bad guys but she doesn't listen. Ever. It actually drove me nuts. 

But seeing her interact with Ryan, fall in love all over again, was brilliant. He hadn't changed. Not one bit. And I think Jamie needed that. 

One thing that did change was the army they were working with to help Jamie and others like her. My favourite were the new people, the people Jamie saved. I loved their characters and hope Kelly Oram writes a book for them. 

This book is far more intense, more action and a lot more drama that will have you hooked from the beginning. I couldn't put it down. 

My favourite part had to me the end. OMG. I got so emotional I cried. A little girl who is in the book, who will not be named does something remarkable and knowing what it could have done to her, it broke my heart and warmed it at the same time. I fell in love with her and wished she was real so I could keep her. Too adorable and inspiring. 

5*

More than Jamie Baker (Jamie Baker Trilogy #2) By Kelly Oram



Jamie Baker, the only girl in the world with superpowers, has now accepted who she is and learned to control her power. Not to mention she has the best boyfriend on the planet. Life is finally looking good. But the day she witnesses an accident and decides not to save the guy out of fear of being exposed, she realizes that simply being Jamie Baker isn't enough.

After seeing Jamie so wrecked with guilt, the ever-helpful Ryan Miller decides it's time to make all of his fantasies about turning his girlfriend into an honest-to-goodness superhero become a reality.

Of course, coming up with a decent Super Name and fending off all of Ryan's attempts to get her into spandex aren't the only problems Jamie faces. The more her alter ego starts to make headlines, the harder it becomes for Jamie to hide her extracurricular activities from her best friend, the government, radical scientists, and the mysterious new guy who is determined to steal her from her boyfriend.



Jamie has now moved to college with her new best friend and her boy friend. 
Here she meets Teddy, who from the start, I didn't particularly like. There was just something off about him. 
His quick obsession to Jamie just gave it away. 
But Jamie has more problems coming her way than little old Teddy. She has a radical bunch of scientists wanting to capture her, to experiment on her and she has to try and find a way to keep her powers hidden. 
She's also feeling guilt over not saving Ryan's best friend, the boy who raped her best friend. It's how she gets caught. By not doing anything, she gets caught. 

I can't give much away of the story since it will ruin it but it was more exciting than the first book and intrigued me a lot more. 
I found I wanted to know what was going to happen next and with Jamie, you never knew. 

4.5* 

Tuesday, 13 September 2016

Anti Stepbrother By Tijan



He told me to settle. 
He asked what was wrong with me. 
He called me an easy target. 
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks. 
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha. 

He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother. 

Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming. 

I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead? 



I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

I loved the story line. When I first saw the title I was a little sceptic because of I've seen so many stepbrother romance novels going around. But the beginning had me hooked. 

Caden was my favourite character from the get go. He wasn't like all the other lads we usually read about that are in fraternity's. Something about him just gripped you, made you like him and what he was going through with his brothers was heartbreaking. 

Tijan really has a nak for making you fall in love with her characters.
 Summer however, was a hard character to understand at times. She's in love with her stepbrother who is a male whore and doesn't date past the 6 month mark. Or was it 6 weeks? I can't remember lol Anyeay, her first encounter with Kevin, her stepbrother is at the beginning and she walks in on him with a girl. So her dream of forever after was burned though it didn't stop her from loving him. Things get complicated from here because Caden is Kevin's Frat brother and Kevin happens to be sleeping with Cadens biological brothers girlfriend. 

I honestly didn't get the obsession with Kevin or why the girls fawned over him. He sounded like a complete sleezeball. 

It was another 5* for me and I hope we get to read Cadens brothers stories. I loved both of thei characters and their background story. 

Thursday, 21 January 2016

#Holiday (Hashtag series Novella) By Cambria Hebert



Givers gonna give… 
Twas the night of game day, 
And all through the town, 
Lacey glittering snowflakes fluttered around. 
They clung to the roads, concealing everything with white. 
It was a beautiful #holiday sight. 
The paparazzi were out without any care, 
In hopes to catch Romeo and Rimmel, rumored to be there. 
When out on the road there arose such a clatter. 
The Hellcat spun out, but it shouldn’t matter. 
I pulled out my cell to dial in a flash. 
But the battery was dead. What useless trash. 
The moonlight glistening on the new fallen snow 
Made us forget we needed a tow. 
For the season was upon us. Our family was alight. 
Our #holiday was destined to be merry and bright. 


Just a small review as the book is a novella and there isn't really a story. It's showing the characters all together for christmas.
I loved the light fun read and I'm glad I brought it. It was nice reading more of the characters. It also gives you another clue about Trent and Drew's relationship. 

5*

#Heart (Hashtag Series Book Six) By Cambria Hebert



Lovers Gonna Love… 
Family isn’t always defined by blood. 
Sometimes family is born of love… 
Loyalty… 
And choice. 
Sometimes the bond that comes from someone having your back through the shittiest of times is stronger than anything you get from genetics. 
And sometimes you find that piece of your soul you didn’t even know was missing. 
I’m a lucky guy like that. 
I found a love that will never fade. I found a group of people who aren’t just my friends. 
They’ve become my family. 
There’s only one place to go from here. 
I’m gonna bind myself to Rimmel in every possible way. 
I’m gonna bring our family even closer together. 
The past has taught me it won’t be easy. 
Especially when faced with repercussions from a night that ended in death. 
But that’s okay. 
Family doesn’t quit each other. 
Love like ours never dies. 
Happily ever after isn’t just for storybooks. 


Heart is written in everyone's POV. It switches throughout the book and I'm so glad it did. It made what was going on that more exciting. We got to read it from everyone's POV, seeing how they reacted, and how they felt. 

With Zach's death you'd think the made family would be able to move on, to be free, but Zach's dad is out for revenge. He wants justice. He wants Braedon and Ivy to go to prison for his sons death. 

Did Braedon kill Zach? I don't think I would have gone to the car and moved away from Ivy if I had been Braedon. But he did. Yeah, maybe he could have gotten Zach out of the car, but at what cost? The car exploded seconds after. 

The book reveals more and the family's bond is proven on more than one occasion during the book. They all stick by Braedon when he's accused and all deal with it in the only way they know how. TOGETHER. 
The bond these group of people have is something to cherish. They're more like family than most blood related families out there. 
They not only support each other, accept each other for who they are, but they stick by each other through the good and bad. No matter what happened. 
It didn't surprise me Romeo took charge and Ivy fought for her man. He was beginning to lose himself, riddled with guilt with what happened that night. But he didn't regret anything. He still would have done the same. It was all a mess for Braedon. 

When a party is thrown for Rimmel and Romeo, some more news comes to blow between Ivy and Braedon that will have you gasping. 
This book was a brilliant way to finish the series. I'm really going to miss these characters and their stories. I wish there was more. 
Because of how well written the stories are, you feel everything, like it's a part of your life. I feel like a part of me is missing with this series ending. It's not the last we've heard from Drew and Trent, so I'm glad we'll still have their stories to look forward to. 

Meanwhile, if you haven't read the hashtag series, make sure you do. It's one of the best series you'll ever read. It's topped every new adult book for me. 

5*

#Posers (Hashtag Series Book Five) By Cambria Hebert



Posers gonna pose 
I am a man who had nothing, but found everything. 
I’ll never go back to nothing ever again. 
I vowed to protect her, and that’s exactly what I’m gonna do. 
The pictures I stumbled upon haunt me still, the secret I shoulder is heavy. 
They say secrets put distance between two people, but the truth is far more destructive than keeping it will ever be. 
I won’t ever tell. She can’t ever know. 
When I look in the mirror my reflection is of who I’m afraid I’ll become and not the man I am. 
It makes me feel like a poser, no better than all the others pretending to be exactly who they aren’t. 
How does a man keep it together when everything is unraveling right here in his hands? 
I didn’t start any of this. 
I never asked for it. 
But it came knocking at my door. 
When secrets and threats knock, I don’t hide. 
I open the door. 
Because the best way to take down a poser is to be one. 


Holy crap this book had everything you could wish for. 
No one has forgotten the torment Zach has caused their family, but everyone but Ivy is moving on. 

Her relationship with Braedon becomes strained, but it's only because he discovered what really happened the night Ivy shared with Zach. 
It really broke my heart. 
And then we have her so called best friend keeping it from her. Letting her believe she had slept with him on her own free will when it wasn't. My God, my hatred for Missy just intensified. I didn't like her in the other books. She just wasn't my favourite character, but when it was revealed who she was, I disliked her more. 

Everything comes to blow when Zach reappears. Although we read some in his POV, I still couldn't understand his hatred towards everyone. What happened to him was awful, but it could have been worse. 
Anywhooooo, when Missy teams up with Zach, the psycho doesn't know what she has gotten herself into. 

I was literally on the edge of my seat throughout the book wondering what the hell was going to happen next. I never put this one down. I even ate holding my damn kindle. I didn't want to miss a single word. 
We also get to meet Drew, Ivy's brother. He comes to check in on his sister when he finds out she's moved in with two men and a friend. 

Romeo bought a house off-campus so that they could all move forward from last semester. With the picture Buzz Boss posted, Ivy hadn't had a good time. So when Romeo offered her and Braedon a room, they took it. 
Drew takes an instant bromance with Trent, the newest addition to the family. He's usually a character that's in the background, but always there, but with Drew in the scene he becomes another family member. 

Is there more going on between them???? Find out in Junkie which is now LIVE. Had to add this into the review because it was during this book that I wanted them together. Their friendship was quick and it was adorable. 

Anywayyyyyy, back to the story. I really enjoyed this one. This has to be the best one for me. I was also glad what happened with Zach is out in the open. I think Braedon was wrong in his decision to keep it from Ivy, but then, I wasn't in his position. 

5* And would honestly recommend this series to anyone. They've become such a huge part of my life now, I'm going to miss them when the series ends.  

#Selfie (Hashtag series Book Four) By Cambria Hebert



It's all about the #Selfie.
She was the one girl I never wanted.

Until I had her.

One night.

One mistake.

Something we both wanted to forget.

I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both.

At least, I thought I did.

When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested and the feels get real.

I don't do relationships. I don't open my heart.

Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate.

What happens during spring break stays in spring break.

Until it follows you home.


First, I want to comment on the cover. Anyone else think this is the perfect cover for our cocky, charming Braedon? I do. 

Ivy having nightmares of her own and dealing something and keeping it to herself is holding on by a thread. She believes she spent the night with Zach because she was drunk and out of control. What she didn't know was that there was more to it. 
Not even having read this book I knew Ivy wouldn't sleep with Zach willingly. He was not only a p.r.i.c.k to Rimmel and Romeo, but he was also a sleeze. He gave everyone the creeps. 

Needing the break, Ivy agrees to go meet up with Romeo and Rimmel and spend the rest of their summer break with them at the beach. Braedon and Trent also go along with Missy. 

Braedon and Ivy spend a night together neither can forget. But Ivy is riddled with guilt. For not only everything that happened with Zach and her part in it, but because her best friend Missy is still in love with the playboy. 

When #BuzzBoss reveals the picture of Ivy and Zach's night together, Braedon shows us a side of him we haven't seen. He went beyond ballistic, punching car windows, and saying some harsh words to Ivy herself. 
I've never felt so gutted for a couple in all my life. You could tell they had come to mean a lot to each other. But with nightmares still plaguing Ivy about her night with Zach, she never spoke with anyone about it. Her brief talk with Rimmel showed what a true friend she really was. She knew Ivy would never do anything to intentionally hurt her. 
This news also brought Ivy and Romeo closer together. He also saw a side to Ivy that wasn't his first impression of the girl. 

Anyway, when Braedon discovers who #BuzzBoss is, that's when things start to become interesting. 
He then has to hold onto a secret that gives him nightmares, day and night. 

5* 

PS These two are my favourite couple. Love them as much as Rim and Rome. 

#Player (Hashtag Series Book Three) By Cambria Hebert



Players gotta play. 
Hate is like a poison. It contaminates everything.


So does doubt.



Even though I deny what I overheard, even though I insist it isn't true, the seed of doubt has been planted. I can't help but be tormented with the endless what-if's that have taken over our lives.



Romeo and I were happy in love. The future stretched before us brighter than any star in the darkest sky. Now everything is broken. Literally broken. Romeo's entire career is at stake, my entire future is threatened... and my past?



It's coming back to haunt me.



To haunt us.



Romeo says we're in this together and right now the only sure thing is us. But how far can a love so new be pushed? The lengths we will have to go to save each other puts everything at risk.



Romeo is a #player but how much of the game can one person play?


Romeo's love for Rimmel is once again proven during Player. He turns his back on his mother, hating what she has done to Rimmel. She didn't talk to him first, or check facts, she just blurted it out destroying everything she ever believed in. 

With Romeo's career on the line thanks to Zach breaking his arm, the two take the time during his recovery to go get some answers. 

Rimmel's mom died when she was little. Rimmel had always believed her mom had drown in their pool, but with Romeo's moms news, it all comes back to haunt her. 

They both head to her dads to get these answers, but Rimmel doesn't like what she finds. 
with a new threat lurking behind the scenes things are about to get messy. Romeo steps in once again, ready to put Rimmels safety and her life before his own. It's so fucking romantic you can't help but fall more in love with Romeo. You'd want that love. Crave it, once you've read this books. 

I loved this book as much as the others and I honestly felt gutted this was going to be the end of their own books. But then I found out, our very own Braedon, had his own book next. 

So you know what I did when I put this beauty down, I ONE CLICKED the next one. 

#Hater (Hashtag series Book Two) By Cambria Hebert



It started with unspoken animosity. The bitter bite of jealousy. And now its full blown hate.

It was during my first football game that I first felt the first chill of hate. I looked it right in the eyes and felt its sticky tentacles reach out for me. I'd never experienced something so cold and empty before.

The effect of that look lingered, like an unspoken promise, long after it was gone.

Becoming a couple - becoming the other half of a campus celebrity wasn't easy. I let down walls guarding my heart and he looked past my glasses and accident prone tendencies. Romeo and I are an unlikely match, a #nerd and a jock. But we made it.

And we're happy.

Zach doesn't want us to be happy. He wants Romeo to pay for getting him kicked out of Omega and for the night he spent in jail. He's going to use anything and everything he can to get his revenge. Including me.

As the weather on campus grows cold and the days become dark, revenge becomes the center of someone's life and the happiness Romeo and I worked so hard for is threatened.

I can't help but worry that our love is going to be overshadowed by hate. 


Zach is out for blood. Now he's no longer president of Omega he's out for Romeo, he's out for Rimmel. You'd think with half the frat turning his back on him, he'd give up, let it go, but he doesn't. 
He's turned psycho, dangerous and unpredictable. The tension throughout the book is outstanding. I was literally on edge waiting for what he'd do next.

What Zach doesn't realise, it's going to take more than him to break up the famous campus couple. They are so freaking adorable together, and Romeo's need to protect her is just swoon worthy. I honestly fell in love with the couple more during this book.
Another person who didn't get the memo was Romeo's mom. I loved his dad straight off, but his mom, I still have mixed feelings about, even now. She tries to break them up any chance she gets, but the news that hits, devastates Rimmel, especially when she had become close to Romeo's mother.

We also get to see more of Rimmel's relationship with the famous Braedon. They treat each other like brother and sister and it's so freaking cute. He's funny, loveable and such a whore at times, but he also has a big heart and when it comes to Rimmel he doesn't care who sees it. He's just as protective as Romeo over her. 
We also come to love Ivy. Now we know her intentions with Rimmel are genuine, I love her. She's so loyal to her friend and I honestly believe Rimmel needed Ivy in her life. She has gone so long without any kind of friendship, it was sad. 

The ending to this book was amazing. I couldn't put the bloody thing down and as soon as I finished, I ONE CLICKED the next book in the series. 

5*

#Nerd (Hastag series Book one) By Cambria Hebert



Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together...

In more ways than one.

She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn't even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo's relationship.

But that's about to change.

It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.

Quickly, it turns into more. But when you're a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.

Stick to your circle.

And never fall in love with anyone on the outside.

Nerd has just bumped it's way to my top favourite reads, ever. 
At first I was unsure. I'd tried to read this book before but could never get past the first chapter. The main female lead was just too awkward for me. I'm kicking myself now though because once you get more into it, the book is one hell of a book. 

Rimmel, the school nerd, the awkward, clumsy girl is one of the nicest and funniest characters I've met. She's a little naive at times and I wanted to shake her to wake her the hell up. 

Romeo, the schools football star wants to stay on the team, but to do that he needs to start passing classes. He gets Rimmel as a tutor. Neither are happy at first, but it's only Rimmel that shows that. 

The relationship grows between the two, but then an initiation, a challenge made from Alpha U frat house, wakes Romeo up a bit. 
He doesn't stick to the circles and the president of the frat house wants him to fail. 

I loved reading this book and went straight onto reading the next. It's the best book I've read in a while. 

#5 *

The Score (Off-Campus Book Three) By Elle Kennedy



He knows how to score, on and off the ice 

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands. 

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over 

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.


Book three in the Off-Campus series and Elle didn't disappoint. 
Dean is the 'whore' of the group, not caring who sees and who doesn't. He likes variety and doesn't care who watches. 
He's not at a loss for a bed partner, or in his case, a sofa partner. In fact, he's yet to meet someone not affected by his charms. 
When Allie, a friend of Hannah's turns up at his doorstep to stay over, he's at a loss. He's got two women already naked on the front room floor making out and waiting for him to join. 

What does he do?
He kicks the girls out. 
Hannah invites Allie to stay in Garretts room so that Allie can avoid her ex. An ex she loves and has a hard time staying broken up with. She knows it's over between them and doesn't want to be that girl that keeps going back. 
The last person she thought would help her would be the college whore.

Allie and Dean bicker back and forth, Allie not approving of Dean's whorish ways. The two end up getting drunk and sharing a bottle of tequila. The night ends with Allie in Dean's bed, waking up naked having had the best sex of her life.

Not one for one night stands it takes a while for Allie to forgive herself. But when she does a relationship forms between her and Dean and it's beautiful. 

I've never been so engrossed in a book in all my life. The two share a certain sexual appetite, and can feed each others needs. They literally are perfect together. 

The book finishes with a cliffhanger, but not about Dean and Allie, so I'm excited to be reading more about the characters. 

5*

The Mistake (Off-Campus Book Two) By Elle Kennedy



He’s a player in more ways than one… 
  
College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance. 

Now he’s going to need to up his game… 
  
After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have towork for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

Could you love a character more? I loved John Logan from the first time we meet his cheeky character in The Deal. Not only is he the joker from the group, but he also has a side no one sees. That no one knows about. 

When he has a sexy encounter with freshman Grace, he pushes her away. Grace, crushing on the sexy, charming hockey player, forgives him for his first mistake. He comes back and boom, she nearly gives him her V Card until he declares he's in love with someone else. He was using her for a distraction. I knew from the first book Logan wasn't in love with Hannah. He loved what she had with Garrett, but he realises all this too late and ends up losing Grace. 

He then spends time trying to win her back after returning back to school after the holidays. 

The only downfall about the book was Grace's character. I loved her at the beginning of the book. The girl who blurted random shit out when she was nervous and was awkward in some places. That girl disappeared as soon as Logan paid attention to her. 
I really wish Elle had kept the character the same all the way through. To keep those little quirks that had drawn Logan to her in the first place. 

3.5*

The Deal (Off-Campus Book One) By Elle Kennedy



She's about to make a deal with the college bad boy...

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she's carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush's attention, she'll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice...even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

...and it's going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he's worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he's all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn't take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn't going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.


My first book of 2016 and it went off with a blast thanks to The Deal. 
I loved College romance novels, especially when they're based in America. They have that mature, loving, feel going on. I also love the atmosphere that surrounds the book. With football games, Hockey games, Baseball or Basket ball. I love how the community come together. 

Hannah has had a bad past, a past that has left her feel insecure about herself amongst other things. She was such a well liked character for me. Even though, at times I wanted to bang her head against Garretts. 

When they exchange the deal, you know straight away it's not going to work out. You just feel that connection between the two. They are so funny together, so easy to like that you can't help but root for them. 

Garrett is a all-time hockey player. He's worked hard on the ice, but is struggling academically. 
So when he finds out the sarcastic, nerdy Hannah has an A in the class he's failing, he finds her weakness. He offers her an exchange. He'll make her appeal to the person she is crushing on, for her to help him with his tutoring. 

The two end up becoming close, seeing beyond what the school have labelled them. 
The books was such a quick lovable read. I enjoyed every second of it. when I first got wind that the book was on sale I was all over it. Had I known it would be as good as it was I would have definitely paid full price. 

5* 

Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Sacked By Jen Fredrick



What he wants he gets... 
 
Knox Masters is a quarterback's worst nightmare. Warrior. Champion. And...virgin. Knox knows what he wants--and he gets it. All American Football player? Check. NFL pros scouting him? Check. Now, he's set his sight on two things. The national title. And Ellie Campbell. Sure, she's the sister of his fellow teammate, but that's not going to stop him. Especially not when he’s convinced Ellie is the one.  
 
...but he's never met her before. 

But Ellie isn't as sure. She's trying to start a new life and she's not interested in a relationship...with anyone. Beside it's not just her cardinal rule of never dating her brother's teammates that keeps her away, but Ellie has a dark secret that would jeopardize everything Knox is pursuing.  

Knox has no intention of losing. Ellie has no intention of giving in.


Knox Masters is a hero at his school. All time best at what he does. He meets Ellie at the beginning of the book. They're both training. 
I will admit it took me a little to get into, everything was so DETAILED. I mean down to the last chair in a room. 
They talk about football like it's a religion, and to be honest, it kind of did make sense. Sort of. To me, football is just a game. But hey, to each of their own. 

Ellie in the book is harboring some dark secret. I honestly presumed it would be a pregnancy she gave up, a boyfriend she killed, but what it actually was didn't really get me going 'oh no' 

Knox pretty much falls for Ellie straight off and is completely smitten with her. She finds herself been herself around him to. The two are actually cute together. And their attempts at changing his virgin status? Funny. 
Never, throughout the book could I picture him a virgin. He was so freaking hot. 
I love the test he done with Ellie including his twin brother, who, is also a football player attending another school. And boy do I want to read his book. Loved him. He is totally different than Knox. He's untrusting towards people and sees the bad, whereas, Knox sees the good in everything. 

All in all I did enjoy the storyline. It was something I needed to read at that particular time. I didn't want all the nonsense love triangle drama, or the hidden secrets. 

It's taken me a while to get the review written down. Not because the book slipped my mind, but because of other commitments. 

3/5* 

I've recommended this to other readers and I know this book will be a big hit with some.  

Sunday, 30 August 2015

Fallen Crest University (Fallen Crest Series Book Five) By Tijan



Samantha, Mason, and Logan are all together and united with one common enemy: Park Sebastian, the king of fraternity douchebags. 

With professional football scouts eyeing his every move, Mason Kade has to walk the line for the first time in his life. Any move he makes against Sebastian has to be perfect and under the radar. One mistake, and his career is over. 

Sebastian has other plans. Mason’s career isn’t his target—not even close. Wanting to destroy Mason completely, Sebastian knows he must hit him where it hurts the most: Samantha, who doesn’t give a rat’s ass that she’s the target. 

Sam is bound and determined to protect Mason herself, no matter the cost, but what if the cost is beyond her imagination? What if this time, the villain wins?




Book five in the Fallen crest series is finally here. 
After reading book four and feeling let down, I was unsure whether to read this one or not, but my love for Tijan's books and for Mason and Logan there really wasn't much of a choice. 

The gang is back together and ready for anything University has to throw at them, and for the Kades and Sam, it happens to be Seb-ass-tian. 

In the fourth book he's introduced as Nate's fraternity brother, and is after Mason to join his group of douchebags. When Mason doesn't fall for his fake act, and puts him in his place, Sebastian tries to end Mason's career, but in the end they end up running over Marissa instead of Mason. 
The book ended with Mason, Logan, and Nate burning the frat house down. 

So a new school term begins with all the group back together. After Sebastian tries to take down Mason by ganging up on him, but only ended up getting his brothers beaten up, things begin to change. Sebastian threatens Sam, threatening to take her away from Mason and Logan. 
But Sebastian underestimated Mason and his loyalty towards his brother and girlfriend. 

The book takes a whole new road, and I'm so glad it did. It was gripping, and had me completely hooked. 
Another thing that I was happy about, was Sam's whining. I felt like in the last two books it was all about her, about who had let her down, what she lost, bla bla bla, but for once, she started thinking about someone other than herself. I loved seeing this side to her. It's who I pictured Mason to be with. 

All in all the book was another 5* for me. Loved it, and defo one I'll be reading again and again. 
We also have a glimpse into Logan's book and that is one book I won't be missing. I'm freaking excited. 

5*