Review: Cracked by Eliza Crewe

No Apologies

Review: No Apologies by Sybil Bartel


Review: Desired by Stacey Kennedy

Going Down in Flames

Review: Going Down in Flames by Chris Cannon

The Gamble

Review: The Gamble by Kristen Ashley

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

{Review} of Free Agent by J.C. Nelson

Free Agent by J.C. Nelson
My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

GENRE: Urban Fantasy
THEME: Romance, Fairy Tales
RECEIVED: Publisher

Early in her life, Josephine Malon
When it comes to crafting happily-ever-afters, the Agency is the best in the land of Kingdom. The Fairy Godfather Grimm can solve any problem—from eliminating imps to finding prince charming—as long as you can pay the price…

Working for Grimm isn’t Marissa Locks’s dream job. But when your parents trade you to a Fairy Godfather for a miracle, you don’t have many career options. To pay off her parents’ debt and earn her freedom, Marissa must do whatever Grimm asks, no matter what fairy-tale fiasco she’s called on to deal with.

Setting up a second-rate princess with a first-class prince is just another day at the office. But when the matchmaking goes wrong, Marissa and Grimm find themselves in a bigger magical muddle than ever before. Not only has the prince gone missing, but the Fae are gearing up to attack Kingdom, and a new Fairy Godmother is sniffing around Grimm’s turf, threatening Marissa with the one thing she can’t resist: her heart’s wishes.

Now Marissa will have to take on Fairies, Fae, dragons, and princesses to save the realm—or give up any hope of ever getting her happy ending…


What a seriously awesome take on a world were fairy tale creatures actually exist, Grimm Fairy Tales are either done right or very repetitive, but this was an awesome adventurous take. The lead protagonist Marissa is a tough as nails girl that doesn’t have an ideal job but I would totally have a blast kicking some fairy creature butt like her.

Free Agent follows Marissa Locke who is paying off her parent’s debt by working for the very powerful Fairy Godfather Grimm. She has to fight powerful creatures, solve the unsolvable, and pretend to be a princess, its all in a days work when working for Grimm. But when Marissa falls for the “prince” and a new fairy godmother offers Marissa what she wants the most, she realizes her job is about to get all that much harder, especially when she finds out her princes isn’t a prince but something more.

Marissa has a tough job and one she didn’t come into willingly, as her parent’s choice to help their other daughter by sacrificing her. What frustrated me about this was how much Marissa wanted to be with her family and her mother just didn’t give a crap about what she did to her. I’m hoping Marissa will eventually see that maybe she can wish for a different life instead of wishing to go home. The best parts were Marissa interactions with Grimm, though she is forced to work for him, I can tell he really cares for her and in the end I would say might be a better mentor than her parents. Marissa overall has to deal with a lot and with her job she cant fall in love especially with a prince who belongs with a princess, but her weakness to be with someone messes with one of her jobs. Thus meeting Liam, whom she thought was a prince and fell for him, adding to a slight mistake of him getting sucked into danger and revealing his true self.

Marissa and Grimm were the main duo through out but the secondary characters like the mysterious and handsome Liam, Marissa’s sidekick and princess Ari, and co-worker Evangeline who no one should mess with, were all a bundle of fun. The readers will get sucking into many fairy tales dealing with Werewolves, Fae, Trolls and much more.

Overall this new series has a ton of potential and the world that Nelson created is freaking awesome with all the magic and fairy tales she was able to bring in, just for the first book. The biggest bummer for me was the romance, I always love my romance and it was there but wasn’t what I was hoping for. I’m going to keep my fingers crossed for more Liam and Marissa in the next book. The best tidbits were all the action, fighting scenes; Marissa does a lot of running and battling against some big bads. And of course anything to do with Liam, I was so surprised by his side story and can’t wait to get some history behind his true self.

In the end I look forward to continuing this series, even though it had some points where it was a bit slow at the beginning, I can tell the author is going to kick it up a notch after all she revealed in this story.


This is an adult novel with lots of fairy tale kick butt action. Fans of The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers and the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger will enjoy free Agent by J.C. Nelson.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Comic Con 2014 Wrap Up and Winner!

Another year at comic has gone by, sadly it feels like it was way to fast!! But I had a blast and got to see a ton of panels from Agents of Shield, True Blood, Vampire Diaries to Arrow, Once Upon a Time and seeing the red Carpet Premiere for Outlander.

Best Panel:
True Blood: As this was their last year at comic con, it was a bittersweet moment with the cast, they were all very emotional and you could tell they really loved working on the show. My favorite Kristin Bauer van Staten made me cry about 5 times because she kept crying, it was so sweet to see the sarcastic pam so emotional. Anna Paquin aka Sookie rocked some purple hair. The saddest part was no Alexander aka Eric.

Funniest Panel:
Simpson and Family Guy: Those these are two totally different shows, they are actually doing a crossover so both panels talked about it and made some awesome jokes. For the simpsons we got to see a part of the new tree house of horrors, for family guy we got to see an awesome clip between peter and awesome!!

Red Carpet:
I know many people are Outlander fans, and well I was part of the lucky 1400 that got into the red carpet premiere event with the cast. First off the drove in, in some awesome old fashioned cars and looked amazing...The boys wore kilts! We got to watch the whole first episode, which I have to saw was freaking fantastic!! I cannot express how much I loved it and cant wait to see more of Jaimie!!!

Below are a couple pictures from the con and I cant wait to go again next year! 

First Place Winner:
Second Place Winner:

An email has been sent to the winners!! Thank you all again for participating in the giveaway stay tuned tomorrow for a book giveaway from titles I got from Comic Con!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Comic Con Week Giveaway

It't that time of the year again!! I'm heading out for five days of COMIC CON fun!

I'm looking forward to some pretty awesome panels this year, from Agents of Shield, Game of Thrones, Avengers, Superman VS Batman, and of course the CW panels. In honor of this week and my absence from the blog until Monday, I wanted to give two followers  a special thank you and something from comic con.

I'm giving away some awesome swag bags from my past comic con and some book swag + I'll be gathering swag from comic con this year so I'll add those goodies to the giveaway as well.

Below is more information on what the 1st and second place winners get! See you all back on SNR on Monday!

1st Place winner will get to the X-large Vampire Diaries bag + 1 bag of choice and comic con swag
2nd Place winner will get two bags + comic con swag

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

{Launch Day Extravaganza: Excerpt + Giveaway} Desired by Stacey Kennedy

Desired by Stacey Kennedy
Publisher: Loveswept
(Random House Publishing Group)
ISBN: 9780553391183
Release date: July 22, 2014
“Characters you care about in a fast-paced story . . . one heck of a sexy read!”—New York Times bestselling author Shayla Black
Readers of Fifty Shades of Grey are sure to love Desired, Stacey Kennedy’s latest seductive, electrifying novel of Club Sin, where fantasy becomes reality.

Kyler Morgan, Master at the legendary Club Sin in Las Vegas, knows how to give women what they want—too well. He hasn’t had a real challenge in a long time. Then Ella Snow enters his life. Beautiful, inhibited, and innocent in the ways of submission and domination, Ella is the new blood he’s been lusting after. Soon, the thrill of training her to embrace his world brings forth desires Kyler cannot control.

After ending an abusive relationship, Ella makes a promise to herself to start living life to the fullest. It’s one of the reasons she seeks out Club Sin. Here, Kyler’s every touch is a lesson in liberation, stirring passions that have no bounds. But as she falls under Kyler’s command, Ella discovers that some secrets are so dark they must come to light. Submission alone may not be enough to save her, leaving her Master with only one question: How can he help Ella heal while unlocking the deep pleasures she craves?

Desired is an erotic romance intended for mature audiences.

Don't miss my 4 star review: DESIRED REVIEW

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About the Author:
STACEY KENNEDY is the USA Today bestselling author of the CLUB SIN series. Growing up, Stacey’s mind wandered the path less traveled and that path most often led to love. She has always broken rules and she continues to feed off emotion – staying true to her heart. Those traits are now the bones of her stories. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, who puts any of the heroes in her books to shame, and their two young children. If she’s not on mom duty or plugging away at a new story, you’ll find Stacey camping in the summer, hibernating in the winter and obsessing over Penny Dreadful, Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy.

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Forgive me.
Ella’s shoulders slumped and she sighed at her phone. Laughter and joy surrounded her, music and happiness, but her stomach plummeted as she read her husband, Rory Snow’s text. When would he give up? Didn’t a domestic violence protection order say This relationship is over?
As the band played a slow song, she ran her fingers over the scar by her right eye. The mark was a constant reminder of Rory. Every day she looked in the mirror she saw it and thought of him.
All she wanted was to forget. Heck, she’d been doing exactly that. Rory was the jackass who couldn’t let it go. Ella knew she should probably call the Savannah police department to inform them that Rory was contacting her, but she was so damn tired of it all. She had moved on and put Rory into her past of big mistakes.
She’d hoped Rory would do the same.
That didn’t look like it was going to happen anytime soon.
With a grumble, she slipped her phone into her dress pocket and zipped it closed. She scanned through the crowd on the dance floor and her gaze landed on the bride. Aidan’s new wife was beautiful. Thin and elegant, Cora belonged on a magazine cover.
Ella’s heart twisted in the midst of memories of her wedding. Her day hadn’t been so lavish. Rory hadn’t rented out an entire resort at Lake Las Vegas for the event, ensuring their guests had a place to stay. Her wedding had cost all of two thousand dollars, but it had been enough for her.
She’d loved the high school sweetheart she’d met when she was fifteen and married five years later. Had loved him. Right up until Rory started drinking and drowning himself in booze.
Sober Rory was a good man.
Drunk Rory had a violent side.
That violence had shoved Ella face-first into a table. The night she’d got the stitches was the night she’d walked away from him. Six months later, she had left her life in Savannah. She moved to Vegas for the excitement, landing herself an amazing job at Knight Law Firm, working as the assistant for a highly respected defense attorney.
Ella enjoyed working for Aidan, and actually liked him as a person, too. He paid her almost triple what she had made in Savannah. Her professional life couldn’t get any better. It was the personal side of things that remained murky.
As she watched Aidan twirl his new wife around, dancing proudly for all to see, Ella tried to find her smile, but it remained hidden behind pain. Even if ten months had gone by since the night of the abuse, she couldn’t ignore the dark thoughts and her failed marriage.
It took six months to find the courage to file divorce papers, and another four months since leaving Savannah to pull herself together again, but she was over Rory in every sense of the word. She refused to let him ruin this special occasion. Grabbing her wineglass, she downed the remaining contents.
Tonight she hoped for a little liquid happiness.
When she lowered her glass to the table, a tingling sensation spread across her skin. Lifting her head, she gazed across the patio, and sitting at one of the patio sets was one of Aidan’s groomsmen. She’d never seen him before today, but that wasn’t a huge surprise, since she didn’t know most of the people at the wedding.
Except for a bunch of lawyers from the firm and Aidan’s parents, everyone else was a stranger. Aidan never mixed pleasure with business, and in the four months she had worked for him, she’d never met a single friend of his. Heck, she hadn’t known Aidan was dating. One day she’d thought he was single; the next he told her he was getting married.
Oddly enough, she was drawn to Aidan’s groomsman. Staring into his warm blue eyes, pins and needles and other sensitive feelings traveled up her body, settling between her thighs. She squirmed against her seat, avoiding the heat, and the side of his mouth curved. Her heart tripped and she glanced to her high-heeled shoe dangling off her toe.
Geebus, if he didn’t stop looking at her with those piercing eyes, she would combust. All night he’d been sneaking glances at her. They weren’t simple interested looks, either; they were outright assaults on her hormones. But a man’s attention was the last thing she was looking for.
No, thank you.
When she still sensed his gaze, she peeked to discover she wasn’t wrong. His intense stare was right on her. The power of it sucked the air from her lungs. Though she’d never believed in lust at first sight, perhaps it was because she had never experienced it.
Whoever he was, he was hot!
“More wine, miss?”
Ella gasped, looking up to the waitress standing next to her holding a bottle of white wine. She gave a shaky laugh. “To the top, please.”
The waitress smiled, filling the glass to the rim. “Why aren’t you dancing?”
“I look like a dying fish when I dance,” Ella said with a laugh. “I have two left feet.”
“We’ll need to work on that, won’t we?”
The waitress was looking over Ella’s shoulder with wide eyes. And something in that masculine voice made Ella stiffen in her seat. The tone was low and seductive, but mischievous all the same.
Then he was there.
The groomsman who’d been staring at her from across the patio now stood in front of her. Ella’s mind went blank. He smelled of sandalwood, and the rich scent puckered her nipples. From afar she thought he had blue eyes, but up close she realized they were a blue-green color. Pretty. In fact, the whole package was beautiful, especially covered in the tux.
He leaned down toward her and offered his hand. His messily styled light brown hair dangled over his forehead. He was tall, much taller than she, and he filled out his tux nicely.
Hell’s bells!
“Dance with me,” he said.
Ella quivered under his clever smile, and a slow heat slid through her. He happened to be one of the hottest guys she’d ever seen. Well, in person and not on some magazine she figured was Photoshopped. Though, hot or not, there was still a problem. “I’m sorry, but I can’t dance.”
“Everyone can dance.” His potent stare held hers and his hand never lowered. “It’s all about who is leading.”
Persistent sexy man.
Under his intense scrutiny her insides went mushy. The power this man exuded burned through her, reminding her she hadn’t felt this way in a long time. The attraction was intoxicating, and something needy inside her unfurled, yearning to explore it.
No, her mind argued.
At her pause, one sleek brow arched. “If you wait any longer to take my hand, you might give me a complex.”
The waitress hadn’t moved, watching the exchange. Even if Ella hated dancing and wasn’t looking for a relationship, she couldn’t refuse the urge to be squished up against him. Besides, what was a dance? This hunk was the perfect way to get her mind off Rory and onto something a lot better.
As she rose and slid her fingers into his warm grip, his gaze remained on hers. Heat stormed into her, spiraling low in her body with a wicked thud. She didn’t doubt that smile got him into many women’s beds.
It had power and charm.
He tightened his fingers around hers, and something passed in the air between them, so hot and so damn unforgettable, her body all but liquefied. He tugged her closer and she felt something odd inside awaken, something she couldn’t quite put her finger on.
Something she wanted to lose herself in.
A sensation that made her mind shut off.
He led her into the middle of the crowd on the dance floor, pulling her tight against him as if she belonged right there in his arms. He had no hesitation about placing his hand low on her back, quite close to her bottom, and sandwiching their bodies together.
Ella swallowed and avoided his gaze, staring at the band as they played a classic song. She wasn’t blind to the glaringly obvious fact that the groomsman had an erection. She thought she should be offended or something, but found herself fighting against the desire to rub against him.
“Ella, right?”
She cleared her throat, angling her head. His face was chiseled and smooth, but his eyes were what made this man sexy. They held mischief with a sense of confidence. “Yes, and you would be?”
“Kyler Morgan.”
Of course, the sexy man came with a sexy name. She swayed her hips, trying to follow his movements, only feeling more uncomfortable. Not a second later, she stepped on his foot. “Oh, shit!”
He chuckled. “It’s a foot. I’ve got two, so it’s okay.” He pressed his hand tighter against her back, erasing the distance. Then he shook their clasped hands. “Stop fighting me. Relax.”
Ella sighed. I suck at this!
He leaned down, placing his mouth near her ear, and whispered, “So you work for Aidan, yes?”
His voice raised goose bumps across her flesh, and she shivered. “Yes.” She glanced to the others on the dance floor. It pleased her that no one was watching her horrible dancing skills. Then she stared up into Kyler’s handsome face, since he didn’t allow her any room to do otherwise. “Since you’re Aidan’s groomsman, you must be a good friend.”
A low noise hummed in his throat, and the sound spoke to her on a level she couldn’t have anticipated. It warmed her from head to toe, and her muscles went lax. His fingers slid across her lower back, squeezing her against him, and the heat of his touch burned to her core. “Been good friends for a long time now.”
Good grief, the man seemed not to care they were strangers. He touched her as if they were well acquainted. In the midst of that confidence, Ella forgot the world around her. Her mind focused on him and the way he moved her across the dance floor.
He continued to guide her movements and never once took his eyes off her. “I didn’t see a date with you tonight. Are you unattached?”
Her insides somersaulted with his question, as he appeared interested in finding out if anyone stood in his way. She pondered whether to spill out the details that she was in the process of getting divorced and not looking for another relationship. Well, she would be if Rory’s lawyer stopped dragging his feet. But why tell that depressing shit to a smoking-hot man sandwiching her against the hard planes of his body? “Nope, not attached.”
His chin dipped, bringing his mouth within centimeters of hers. “A good thing for me, Ella, since I’m enjoying this.” The music soared through the air, and as her hips swayed with his, his erection pressed against her stomach.
Trapped in his intense gaze, her body flushed as desire simmered. Holy Jesus, she hadn’t felt this aroused in the presence of a man. No one had ever made her burn with a dance, a look, or the sound of his voice.
Kyler’s mouth twitched as he ran his thumb over the top of her hand. “See, sweetheart, you can dance.”
She blinked, realizing she had completely relaxed in his hold, and he was moving her around the dance floor, effortlessly. She leaned in to him, consumed by the strength of his hold. “Apparently, you’re a good teacher.”
He winked. “You bet your pretty little ass I am.”

Monday, July 21, 2014

{Blog Tour: Review + Giveaway} of This Summer by Katlyn Duncan

This Summer by Katlyn Duncan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: New Adult
THEME: Contemporary Romance
RECEIVED: NetGalley | Rockstar Tours
TOUR: Tour Schedule

Before college, before responsibilities, Hadley Beauman and best friend Lily are determined to have a summer to remember. There will be all the usual dramas - ex-boyfriends who don't seem to know what 'ex' means, pesky younger brothers with unrequited crushes, but what Hadley didn't anticipate was the out-of-the-blue return of the seriously hot boy-next-door, Will Carson. The boy who broke her heart when he skipped town two years ago.

Will may have shot up a foot and filled out (oh yes), but inside he carries the weight of guilt - for leaving, for coming back... Now he's just passing through to tie up loose ends but it's clear the old chemistry still crackles between him and Hadley. Trouble is, it's built on two years of lies...

This summer might just be the best time of their lives, but is Hadley ready for everything to change - again?


Oh the fond memories of summer camp, it was like a trip down memory lane with this story, except I didn’t get the excitement and drama of romance. I had some love hate moments with this story, mostly in the beginning because the pace was a bit slow for my liking. This being the main reason I didn’t get five stars, I need to be hooked and I had to wait until almost the middle of the book to get there. The characters and their side stories were what will hook any reader that is a hopeless romantic like me, I always root for the underdog or the sad story just hits me, it just works.

This Summer follows Hadley, who is about to spend her last summer before college helping at her dads summer camp. This is the usual routine except that now she is single and has to deal with her ex working at summer camp with her. But the major difference is her best friend Will is back in town, he broke her heart and took off without a word years ago. Needless to say she has a lot of drama and tension to get through with her last summer camp.

Hadley is just an average sweet girl who is helping out as a counselor at her father’s summer camp. She is dealt with many problems right of the bat, with her ex steal wanting to be with her, her best friend Will coming home for the summer and her best girl friend being seriously over protective, all in all a very eventually summer is ahead for her. I liked Hadley’s character as the story moves forward; at the beginning I didn’t really understand why she broke it off with her boyfriend until Will was introduced. Her relationship with her best girl friend Lily was hilarious; they were trouble together, mostly because Lily is a wild child. But the major focus was on Will and Hadley, I liked that their relationship wasn’t instantly fixed; they had issues to figure out. Plus Will’s life is in a downward spiral, his family isn’t in a good place and his secrets are the real problem with Hadley. The parts of the story written from Hadley’s POV were sweet and I really felt for her, Will confuses her with his hot and cold moments and her heart is still hurting.

Will is a twenty year old who was forced to grow up fast, dealing with his unstable father and the impact of his mother’s absence. Will is much happier being back to his hometown and near the one person who made everything better, Hadley. Their relationship was always close, being best friends for so long. But after a kiss and his fathers shift, he had to make a life change by moving away. Now being back he is getting a much-needed break from his father and realizing the mistake of leaving the love of his life. The best bits for me were reading from Will’s POV, he has the most character development and the poor guy has a lot on his shoulders. But the best were every moment with Hadley, the way she made him feel and the protectiveness he still felt for her. Overall their relationship was challenged and grew stronger, they must come to terms with what both of them want and make it their choice.

Overall, this was a great summer read, as I said before all hopeless romantics will eat this book up with a bowl of ice cream. There are strong secondary characters with Hadley’s brother Ethan and her best friend Lily, as well as Will’s father who adds some major tension. I look forward to more stories from Duncan and hope that maybe Will and Hadley’s story will continue.


This is a young adult novel with some minor sexual content for mature readers. Fans of Jennifer Armentrouts Wait for You and Abbie Glines Sea Breeze Series will enjoy This Summer by Katlyn Duncan.

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Katlyn Duncan was born and raised in a small town in western Massachusetts. Her overactive imagination involved invisible friends, wanting to be a Disney Princess and making up her own stories. Her bibliophile mom always encouraged her love of reading and that stayed with her since. Even though she works full time in the medical field Katlyn has always made time for books, whether she is reading or writing them.

Katlyn now lives in southern Connecticut with her husband and adorable Wheaten Terrier and she is thrilled to finally share her stories with the world.

Friday, July 18, 2014

{Cover Reveal+ Giveaway} Red Hot blues by Rachel Dunning

Red Hot blues by Rachel Dunning
Release Date: July 2th

For fans of J.A. Redmerski's EDGE OF NEVER comes a new SUMMER ROMANCE that will tear your heart apart and leave you wistfully dreaming about the characters long after you've put the book down.

Meet Ginger -- twenty-one, a father long since gone, a mother who marries for money, a body that's forty pounds overweight, and a voice from heaven itself. At seventeen, she gave the gift of herself to the boy she loved, the most wanted guy in school, and then he stood on it, left her hanging, walked away, and left her scarred. Forever.

Now? She prefers to be alone.

Meet Ace Travers -- roadhog, running from a broken home, a loveless childhood, talking with his fists and his smoking electric guitar, trying to keep the memories from hemorrhaging inside his mind. Memories of when he was beaten, when his father tried to take his little sister...

Memories he can never get away from.

Until he hears her sing. Ginger.

And now he can't stay away from her.

And she can't help herself from being attracted to him. Despite all the reasons she shouldn't be...

{Cover Reveal} No Regrets by Heather Allen

Title: No Regrets

Author: Heather Allen
Genre: New Adult
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

Greylan Pace has been a fighter his entire life…
He’s worked hard to get to the top as a mixed martial arts fighter, and finally his time in the spotlight has come. Everything he’s ever wanted is at his fingertips.

Then, one event changed his life forever…
Now Greylan finds himself back on top, going to battle in the biggest fight of his life. But he soon learns that what he’s strived for means nothing in comparison to his fight to keep his sister, his best friend Christina, and Mollie Andrews, the girl he can’t stop thinking about.

He fights with everything he’s got to keep his focus on his goal, but for the first time ever, he’s afraid he might lose.

~ Release Date ~
July 29, 2014

Heather Allen
Heather is a Florida girl! Her life revolves around the two W’s- water and words! She grew up in south Florida and now lives in Melbourne, Florida with her husband and three kids, just minutes from the ocean. 

She has been an avid reader of just about every genre her entire life. Her writing career began a short few years ago when she decided to listen to the voices in her head and put them to paper and the words began to flow… 

Heather loves to ride her bike and just be outside! When she isn’t writing Heather can be found at the beach or out on the water boating.

Heather Allen is the author of seven novels, some that are self-published and some through Limitless Publishing. 

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

{Cover Reveal} of Fated 5 Paranormal New Adult Novels

Sometimes love has other plans.
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Beginning August 21st, for a limited time, paranormal fans can purchase five full length bestselling novels all in one:
- Amaranth by Rachael Wade
- Aurora Sky: Vampire Hunter by Nikki Jefford
- Darkness of Light by Stacey Marie Brown
- Flight by Alyssa Rose Ivy
- Whisper by Heather Hildenbrand
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

{Review} of The Will by Kristen Ashley

The Will by Kristen Ashley
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

GENRE: Contemporary Romance
THEME: Family Drama

Early in her life, Josephine Malone learned the hard way that there was only one person she could love and trust: her grandmother, Lydia Malone. Out of necessity, unconsciously and very successfully, Josephine donned a disguise to keep all others at bay. She led a globetrotting lifestyle on the fringes of the fashion and music elite, but she kept herself distant.

While Josephine was trotting the globe, retired boxer Jake Spear was living in the same small town as Lydia. There was nothing disguised about Jake. Including the fact he made a habit of making very bad decisions about who to give his love.

But for Josephine and Jake, there was one person who adored them. One person who knew how to lead them to happiness. And one person who was intent on doing it.

Even if she had to do it as her final wish on this earth.


Continuing on with my addiction to Kristen Ashley’s wonderful intense and always entertaining writing about two destined people, The Will takes an interesting and wonderful twist at love. This novel has only been out for a couple of months and already has 1500 reviews and has 4.3 stars, an obvious sign on how goo this book seriously is and how much I totally agree with everyone else.

The will follows Josie Malone, who has just lost the most important person in her life, her Gran. After a terrible relationship with her parents, the one who raised her was her Grandmother. But as all people who love someone do, especially the granddaughter, her gran did something unexpected in her Will. Josie is surprised to see someone else sitting along side her when her grandmothers will is being read, a man whom she can’t seem to figure out. But she’s about to get a surprise as this man, Jake Spear, was very important to gran and the one man she wanted for her granddaughter. Thus she leaves Josie to Jake in her Will. Shocked by her request they both come to an agreement and understanding that there might be something that neither were expecting.

Josie is a prim and proper type of woman, talking like she’s from the olden days and in a way it was a bit annoying and my major negative point about her. Nonetheless I loved her innocent mind; though an adult she truly is a sweet and caring woman. She adored her grandmother and shocked by the outcome of her request for Jake to take care of her. She and Jake don’t actually see eye to eye, where Jake knows a heck of a lot more about Josie than she does him. Plus with Jake being an alpha male and wanting to control the situation, Josie is having none of it. It was entertaining to see how these too opposites fall for each other. There were a ton of ups and downs, lost of obstacles trying to tear them apart, but for them the love of her Gran was strong with pushing them together. Josie also has to deal will her family issues, as her uncle wants to take her home from her, a jerk of a businessman pressures her to sell her Grans house and Jakes complex past love life seems to make their connection break.

Jake Spear is one heck of a mans man, a former pro boxer, who now owns a gym and still boxes to keep in shape. He also owns a club that might not be ideal, but to take care and support his three children, he’d climb through hell and back for them. Josie is an unexpected surprise for him; he avoided their meeting for so long, but cant resist the sweet and caring woman who makes his heart catch fire. Plus the way she protects and adores his children makes him sure that she’s the one.

Overall this was a big two thumbs up to Ashley’s fantastic writing and character development. Her characters are so strong; the readers will get so involved and connect to each one, no matter how small their role is. The romance is hot and heavy, it’s passionate from beginning to end and I loved every minute of it. I can’t wait to see how Ashley writes about next in this series because there were some great secondary characters introduced.


This is an adult novel meant for mature readers over the age of 18, for its sexual content and adult language. Fans of Jennifer Armentrout author of Be With Me and Beautiful Player by Christina Lauren, will love The Will by Kristen Ashley.

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