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Beautiful Liar - Dark Desires, #1

I have to admit, I've found myself drifting away from the sexy erotica type of fiction, but something about the idea of a man not much older than myself who moonlights as a playboy pornstar sounded intriguing. Boy, was it ever. Quinn aka Q...

4 Stars

Size Matters - A Perfect Fit, #1

Leah is a beautiful thick figures woman like myself with a sense of humor to boot. There's a running joke about Leah's color-blind kid brother that is both adorable and hysterical. While Leah can be critical about her weight, the majority o...

4 Stars
  • Author: Alison Bliss
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: Forever

Nothing More - The Landon series, #1

This isn't my first Anna Todd book, but it might as well have been as it didn't sound like her signature voice in the slightest. For it being a male's POV for the entire book, it came off distinctly feminine, enough where I would turn to my...

3 Stars

Once Upon Now

"Once Upon Now" is a wonderful, fantastical collection of fairy tales retold. Like the original stories they're derived from, they're multi-faceted. Both dark and light, these are not always the happy go lucky Disney versions. I'd pick one...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Ali Novak, Danielle Banas, Mikaela Bender, J. M. Butler, Debra Goelz, Shannon Klare, R.S. Kovach, Tammy Oja, Christine Owen, Jesse Sprague
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Fantasy, Collections & Anthologies, New Adult & College, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Gallery Books

Game of Thrones Psychology - The Mind is Dark and Full of Terrors

I'll admit I had just finished watching season six and was feeling lost when I picked up this book. I wanted to stay as immersed in the GoT world for as long as I could. I was hoping it would be Game of Thrones centered with an in depth loo...

3 Stars

The Charmers

"The Charmers" proved to be a real letdown for me. The shuffling point of view can be an excellent device when setting the tone for a mystery novel such as this one, but it jumped around erratically with little direction. The villa has a be...

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I Let You Go

The blurb is on point, this really is the blockbuster of the year. Being compared to Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train can both be a blessing and a curse, but in this case I Let You Go by far upstaged those two combined. I stayed up all n...

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Will You Won't You Want Me?

I found a real appreciation for this book I wouldn't have found it I were at a different age, being a woman in my mid-twenties a lot like main character Marjorie. Marjorie was the queen bee of her high school, one of those girls whom popula...

4 Stars

Things I Can't Explain - A Clarissa Novel

This is the ultimate followup for every classic '90s girl. Things I Can't Explain follows Clarissa from Clarissa Explains It All as she runs into hurdles every twenty-something faces. We go from knowing everything in our teens to knowing no...

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Stepbrother, Mine

Stepbrother, Mine has one of the most interesting situations I've found to begin all the sexual escapades; Dana, strapped for cash, finds a website where she can auction off her virginity for fifty thousand dollars. Of course, this being a...

4 Stars

Untamed - A Thoughtless Novel, #5

Griffin was by far my least favorite character from the Thoughtless series, and I couldn't imagine myself ever relating to such a rude, unlikeable character. However, through his actions and relationship with Anna, I could find a few redeem...

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  • Author: S. C. Stephens
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: New Adult & College, * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Forever

Missing Dixie - A Neon Dreams Novel, #2

I've followed the band from the very beginning all the way to the end, and Missing Dixie is perhaps the best yet! I knew Gavin's story was going to be the hardest to tell, and it completely gutted me in the best of ways. Addiction can be a...

4 Stars

The Moment of Letting Go

There's nothing wrong per se with the storyline, it's enjoyable, light, and the perfect warm weather accompaniment. It should be featured in the Target "Beach Reads" section. I love Sienna's name and the setting is readily visually accessib...

3 Stars
  • Author: J.A. Redmerski
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Forever

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

As soon as I read that this was similar to You've Got Mail, I was hooked and knew I was in for a treat, a coconut filled treat. It didn't even matter what it was about. I love that movie unwaveringly and anything that is compared to it alre...

4 Stars

Pretending to Be Erica

When I picked up Pretending to Be Erica, I was in the mood for something light and fluffy, and what I received was much more moving than I ever could have anticipated. Violet was adopted at age 5 by one of the most successful con men in Las...

5 Stars
  • Author: Michelle Painchaud
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary, * Young Adult, Debut Title
  • Publisher: Viking Juvenile

Trusting Liam - A Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies Novel

Trusting Liam is a companion novel to Molly McAdams' novel Taking Chances. For a fun fact, Taking Chances was the very first New Adult book I read, and I've been hooked on the genre ever since. It completely gutted me, I had no idea that tw...

4 Stars

Sugar

I feel like I'm really in the minority with my rating. I've read glowing, shining, perfect reviews of Sugar and as a fellow plus size gal myself, I'm really disappointed. The first couple pages I think really set the tone for me. It was ver...

3 Stars
  • Author: Deirdre Riordan Hall
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Skyscape

The Daylight Marriage

Fresh off the tidal wave of another missing wife type of thriller, Gone Girl, The Daylight Marriage pales in comparison. It was not without its moments however, as it accurately presents the mundanity of day to day life after several years...

3 Stars

Last Hit - A Hitman, #1

The great thing about this series is that it is surprisingly not new and I'd never seen it or heard about it before. The second thing, is that I read these books out of order and never even realized it until I looked it up after reading two...

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  • Authors: Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary
  • Publisher: Berkley

Last Breath - A Hitman, #2

Unbeknownst to me, I was unaware of the order the books in the Hitman series were published, and ended up reading this first. I actually really liked that this was my first foray into this series, as the sex trafficking amongst the streets...

4 Stars
  • Authors: Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Berkley

Last Kiss - A Hitman, #3

The third book in the Hitman series married the tough as nails hitman type of leading man from book one with the sex trafficking theme from book two. Surprisingly though, I felt Last Kiss gave off a very different vibe than its previous two...

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  • Authors: Jessica Clare, Jen Frederick
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romantic Suspense
  • Publisher: Berkley

Broken Juliet - Book 2 in a Trilogy

I reviewed Bad Romeo, book one in the Starcrossed duet back when it was first released, not knowing it had a followup. I remember being so pulled in by the angst and sheer desire for Cassie and Ethan to finally get their relationship right....

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Captive

I'm not sure why, but I was expecting something else than what I actually received. Based on the description, I was thinking this would be some dark sexy Stockholm syndrome-esque story. Not to mention I recently saw this shelved at Barnes a...

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Hausfrau

Hausfrau opens with the pregnant line "Anna was a good wife, mostly." Even if I hadn't known that the author is a poet before beginning, two pages in I would have been able to discern that fact. It demands to be read slowly, both for the im...

5 Stars
  • Author: Jill Alexander Essbaum
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Debut Title, Suspense: Action / Thriller, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Random House

Leaving Amarillo - A Neon Dreams Novel, #1

Holy hot fiddle strings. I have to admit, at first I was a little turned off by how fast Dixie was admitting her feelings for Gavin. I understand they've known each other their whole lives, but she was going into entire soliloquies and mono...

4 Stars

Taint - A Sexual Education Novel

Let me begin by saying I devoured Taint in one sitting. It's not too long, so it had my entire attention span for a couple hours. The idea of a "spa" for bored, lonely, rich housewives to learn how to f*ck, as the blurb so eloquently put it...

5 Stars

Thoughtful - Thoughtless, #4

If I learned things from reading the the same story from two different points of view, it's these; one, perception is everything. S.C. Stephens completely had me pulled in with Thoughtless (the first book in the series from Kiera's point of...

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  • Author: S. C. Stephens
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Forever

Le Livre Blanc

This is by far one of the most beautiful books I have ever seen, let alone owned. The cookbook is incredibly well designed with high quality images, a very sleek white glossy design, and a matching cut out book sleeve. Being a novice cook m...

4 Stars

Bad Romeo - Book 1 in a Trilogy

Holy Holt. I'm entirely refreshed and ready to get out of this book reading slump I've been in after reading bad Romeo. Both characters have normal issues, which is actually out of the norm for the new adult genre. Cassie's change from shy...

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The Masseuse - The Body Work Trilogy, #1

I love the sexy profession Anna has, a massage therapist! There are entire categories on *ahem*, adult sites dedicated to massages turned naughty. It's a common fantasy among women, trust me. I was hooked for the first 60 pages; however, Al...

3 Stars

Suspicion

Other than the gorgeous purple maze on the cover, I felt a slight kinship to Suspicion. For whatever reason, I recalled a horror movie from my childhood which featured a sinister maze overlooking a creepy hotel. It scared the pants off me a...

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  • Author: Alexandra Monir
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Horror, Romantic Elements, Supernatural, * Young Adult, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Delacorte Press

Zomburbia - Zombie Apocalypse Series, #1

Perhaps because it's starting to feel like the zombie craze is on its way out...this feels like a last quick grasp onto the fad. Don't get me wrong, spinning the idea that zombies are kind of this background supporting character instead of...

3 Stars
  • Author: Adam J. Gallardo
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: YA
  • Tags: Horror, Supernatural, * Young Adult, #FirstInaSeries
  • Publisher: K-Teen

Something Sweeter

Perhaps I'm not quite the target audience, because even though I curled up on my hammock with an iced tea I still couldn't shake the feeling I've read this before. I know for a fact I haven't. I would have remembered the Wilder brothers (um...

3 Stars

Boomerang - A Boomerang Novel, #1

Finally a new adult novel without angst riddled main characters with attachment issues or dark pasts! Hence, they are breaking what has become the stereotypical formula for the "new" new adult genre. Both Mia and Ethan come from stable, lov...

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Resistance

Resistance is a fresh take on the modern day superhero is chalk full of excitement and adrenaline rushes. The author plays around with sprinkling pop culture references throughout-which only adds to the entertainment factor. While it took m...

4 Stars

Charm & Strange

I've heard of the hype surrounding Charm and Strange, and perhaps that psyched me out. Those who wish to read this are best not to read too many reviews, as the secret ending twist is a ticking time bomb. It won't be long before everyone kn...

3 Stars

Lick - Stage Dive Novel, #1

I'm now a full fledged fan of the "topless cuddle". Lick, and I'm still not entirely sure why it is titled that, starts out comically Hangover-esque. Ev, a curvy newly 21 year old, wakes up on the floor or a Las Vegas hotel room hungover an...

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Misunderstandings - A Woodfalls Girls Novel, #1

I'm a sucker for tattooed bad boys who turn out to be not so bad. Brittni is as much a player as Justin is so it's funny to see her harp on him and he turns the tables on her. The anticipation of the back and forth to the penultimate reason...

4 Stars

Four Years Later

After a gradual decline with my distaste with the rest of the One Week Girlfriend quartet, I'm happily pleased and tickled pink that I could enjoy the last one, Four Years Later. It made up for the last couple duds. Owen and Chelsea both ha...

4 Stars

The Temptation of Lila and Ethan - Ella and Micha

Hooray for Jessica Sorensen! Everything she pens is liquid gold. She has this unique knack for creating characters I think each of her readers can relate to and see a little bit of themselves in. Each of her characters are these perfectly f...

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  • Author: Jessica Sorensen
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, Women's Fiction
  • Publisher: Forever

Connected - The Connections Series, #1

Reading this was like reaching the peak of the tallest hill on a roller coaster, exhilarating and awe inspiring; and like a roller coaster's tallest peak, it had nowhere to go but down. I adored and could relate to how fiercely our heroine...

3 Stars

Three Broken Promises

I absolutely loved One Week Girlfriend, the first book in this quartet of books, only somewhat enjoyed Second Chance Boyfriend, and strongly disliked Three Broken Promises. This book took me three weeks to read, and with it being shy of 250...

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The Edge of Always - Edge, #2

It takes quite an army of plot twists and emotions to lure me to tears, but I bawled like a little baby while reading The Edge of Always. There was a feeling of being whole and the first book felt like a complete arc, and Redmerski perfectl...

4 Stars
  • Author: J.A. Redmerski
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Forever

Timestorm - Tempest Trilogy, #3

We conclude! Where the first two books involve a lot of time traveling and jumping between spaces, Timestorm slows down and our characters orientate themselves in one spot for the majority of the time, thankfully. If this had been as fast p...

4 Stars

Second Chance Boyfriend - Drew + Fable series, #2

I absolutely devoured and adored book one of the Drew + Fable series, One Week Girlfriend, and while I read Second Chance Boyfriend in one sitting, it didn't call to me like its predecessor had. A gradual plot line should be arced like a ra...

3 Stars
  • Author: Monica Murphy
  • Review by: Emireally
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Contemporary, New Adult & College
  • Publisher: Bantam

Vortex - Tempest Trilogy, #2

The second installment of Julie Cross' much anticipated Tempest series, Vortex, is a whirlwind. I found it to be more fast paced than its predecessor now that the storyline and characters are more familiar. The series reminds me of if the m...

4 Stars

Star Trek The Art of Juan Ortiz

This is the perfect nerd homeowner's coffee table book. Each old movie-style drawing is wholly visually stunning and unique from one poster to the next. Not only is each poster giant sized it is set in the theme of the 1960's and it brought...

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Fangirl

I am one hundred and fifty percent fangirling over Fangirl. It was highly relatable and left me swooning all over the house. Cath feels for Simon Snow what I felt as a preteen for Nick Carter from the Backstreet Boys. Unlike myself, however...

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Foreplay - The Ivy Chronicles

I cannot find a single thing to critique negatively about this book. Being a pessimist generally, this is pretty rare for me. Pepper is very realistic in her views on what love should be for someone who is her age and a virgin. She grows fr...

5 Stars

Tidal

As a woman who watches TMZ everyday, Tidal was right up my alley. Nineteen year old starlet Willow is fresh out of rehab and lands the starring role in an 80's surfer remake, entitled Tidal. I immediately loved that the title of the book ma...

3 Stars

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