Savage Beauty – Casey L. Bond

Savage Beauty – Casey L. Bond

Once upon a time, a beautiful queen was cursed by a dark faery. That curse, inherited by twin princesses, Aura and Luna, binds their lives in the strangest of ways. At an early age, the girls were more than sisters. They were the strongest of allies until a combination of jealousy, anger and dark magic tore their relationship to shreds.

Aura took everything from Luna: her home, her family, and her love by murdering the prince who’d chosen her instead of Aura.

Luna wants revenge, but she’s running out of time. She must sever the magical bond tying her life to Aura’s before their eighteenth birthday or be bound to her forever. In desperation, she seeks help from a dark fae prince, but the price is steep – a piece of her soul.

Fate is a real witch. Luna was willing to give up anything to stop her sister, until Prince Phillip of Grithim, the brother of the only man she’s ever loved, falls into her life. Neither of them can fight their attraction, despite their guilt.

With Aura hell-bent on destroying everything she holds dear, Luna must decide whether she wants revenge or Phillip. She can’t have both, and in the end, this may be a battle both sisters lose.

**Savage Beauty is a fairy tale retelling of Sleeping Beauty… with fae witches.

I’d like to thank Lady Amber Tours for sending me an e-arc of this book! I have read from this author before I read Riches to Rags which was the Cinderella retelling so when I saw she was doing a sleeping beauty one. I was straight there. I knew I was going to be in for one hell of a ride. And boy was I in for a ride!

It was very interesting to read both sister’s point of view, I don’t know who I loved reading more from Luna or Aura, they were both very interesting and they were most definitely unreliable narrators, but each of the girls brought a part of the story and by the end of the story we did have the full story.

Through the start of the book, I had more sympathy towards Luna then I did Aura, I mean that changed when it got to the end then it all made sense but Aura was made to seem very unlikeable by the author until a certain point. I think it’s safe to say though I didn’t like either of the girls, just something about them I couldn’t connect to them.

The story has so much mindfuckery in it, so many times through the story I thought I had it all figured out there would be another twist or turn that throws me completely off guard and then I still don’t know where I stand with this book. It was one of the things I loved about it though. The story had me so confused and conflicted about who I was with and who I wanted to believe.

One thing was for sure in this story, I did not like Malex I thought he was dodgy from the start and I was glad it did, in fact, turn out true that he was dodgy. I loved that Aura protected her sister from the last moment even when she was mad at her, she was still willing to sacrifice herself for her. I loved that about Aura, it was nice to see by the end that both of these sisters had redeeming features about them.

I really loved this story and I loved the writing, if Casey L. Bond does any more fairy tale retellings, I shall for sure be picking them up. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Twisted Fate – Jessi Elliot

Twisted Fate – Jessi Elliot

Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.

Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.

Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous Fae Leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.

Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.

Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.

When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.

I’d like to thank Jessi Elliot and Love Between the Sheets for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated. If you follow my twitter you’d have seen that I tweeted some of my most anticipated reads for 2018 and this was top of the list. I had watched Jessi on youtube for a while and had gotten so excited about this story. It sounded amazing and I was so thrilled I was able to get an arc. And boy did this story live up to my expectations.

The plot was really intriguing and I loved every moment of it, I seriously cannot wait for the next book it left on such a cliffhanger that I want to know what happens next. I need the sequel like right now. I didn’t know where it was going and I did not see the twists or turns that were coming and it still loves me shocked thinking about them now.

I loved Aurora and how sassy she was in the first few chapters I was actually laughing out loud in some parts because of her witty comebacks! I loved the banter between Aurora and Tristan although at times I was thinking that it wasn’t even banter. It was a story of enemies to lovers, Aurora and Tristan’s relationship wasn’t insta lovey or anything like that, they both built their friendship and romantic relationship. It didn’t feel rushed at all. She was very strong and loyal to her friends and I loved that was one of her qualities. I also enjoyed how driven she was to achieve what she wanted and she was very smart. I loved her character.

Tristan I thought was kind of funny, I loved seeing how his business worked and that he was very smart. Also that he was willing to take advice from Aurora when she suggested what to do about his problems with the fae. I also loved how he did have the respect of everyone who worked for him. That being said of course he had his issues like changing the mind of Aurora’s accessor so for her placement she’ll be placed with him. Dream walking into Aurora’s dream. It really made me laugh how he was intrigued by her so much especially because he couldn’t wipe her memory when they accidentally kidnapped her.

I really didn’t like Alison who was meant to be Aurora’s best friend, Aurora was so loyal to her and time after time she began to defend her and stick up for her. Even try and change Tristan’s mind on punishment for her. But I just really didn’t like her, she grated on me so much through this novel. I just didn’t like her. I can’t explain why I didn’t. Just got a wrong vibe from her. She was just a shit friend in my opinion.

I loved Skyler and Max, it was especially funny as they really didn’t like Aurora at the beginning and Max did, in fact, try feeding off her. I loved that eventually did begin to like her but they didn’t really change their attitude. There’s a scene I particular love where Skyler takes care of her and they are just like let’s never talk about it again. I loved it.

I loved everything about this novel, I loved the writing and I can’t wait for the sequel and to read more! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Innocent Eyes – Charlotte E. Hart & Rachel De Lune

Innocent Eyes – Charlotte E. Hart & Rachel De Lune

“If he’s gross, I’m bailing.” 
That’s what I said to my supposed best friend when she asked me to take her place. A blind date, she said. What harm could it do? 
He was charming. Beautiful. God’s finest creation. He wined me and dined me. Made me do things I’d never before dreamt of in the bedroom. It was perfect. Dangerous. Arousing. 
But she didn’t tell me the full story. She didn’t tell me about the debt she owed.
And now Quinn Cane wants his money’s worth, and he’s going to make me pay whatever way he can. 

“A debt needs to be paid.”
The woman who came to meet me didn’t owe me money. I could tell by her innocent eyes. Still, the debt will be paid either way.
She was something to play with and use as I saw fit, but something about Emily Brooks made me want to keep her. So she became my dirty girl. 
Pure. Innocent. Mine.
Then she whispered my damned name and invaded my world, changing its reasoning.
She wasn’t meant to break the rules. But she rolled my dice and won. 

Shame. Forgiveness. Dark. Erotic. Romance.

I’d like to thank Bare Naked Words for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreicated. I signed up for this arc because the description looked interesting, and at the time I was kind of craving a dark romance and that is exactly what I got with this story. A dark romance. It’s a very fast paced read I managed to read it in one sitting. The book is told in duo point of view by Quinn and Emily. It really helped the storyline being duo point of view because we got to see both sides of these characters.

I really loved the plot it kept me hooked and intrigued all the way through, I didn’t really guess where the story was going and I did not know if they’d end up together or not. Or whether he’d have any redemption at the end of the novel. Or if it would change her. I loved the mafia aspect of the novel and that we did see both of these characters getting their hands dirty.

I really liked Quinn’s character he didn’t blame his parents for his shit behaviour he did blame them for the fact he had to run the business for his family, mainly because if it wasn’t him it would have to have been one of his younger brothers and he didn’t want that for his little brother. He was a dick, his behaviour although at times he could be nice to Emily he could be a complete dickhead to her. Some of the situations he put her in like with the Russians I believe it was and she nearly got raped because of him of course he saved her in the last moment but if it wasn’t for him she wouldn’t be in that situation. That being said, I liked him although he was a dickhead.

Emily, see I liked her but I thought she was very very stupid. She got herself into some of the stupidest situations that could have been avoided. Although she got the strength when she needed it otherwise she was very submissive and at times weak. She was very trust worthy and it was also misplaced throughout the whole novel.

I had a few issues with this novel, obviously it was dark romance so I knew it was going to be shitty behavior to some extent. My problem was is that is all it was we didn’t see much outside the love life between him and her. We knew of Jenny who is a complete and utter twat who betrays Emily, and we know she has a photography business but other than that we don’t really know much. We don’t see Emily really interacting with other people in her life and there’s not really any positive friendships shown either which is sad. Other than that I really enjoyed reading this novel.

I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️.5

January Wrap up 2018

January Wrap up 2018

So the first month of 2018 has been and gone, I can’t believe it! So I had a really great reading month this, I read a whopping 19 books this month! I am well chuffed with how much I read this month and hopefully, it paves the way for the rest of the month!

I am legit trash for this series, ever since I discovered Rebecca Norinne she has just got me hooked on her writing, and this series and her rugby men. Also the fact they Irish is good too! I loved the fact that in this story it was completely different we had two characters that didn’t want children and there was an age gap and the woman was older. It was so nice for different kind of characters. I loved both of these characters. I rated it⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • The Note – Zoë Folbigg

How do I put this?

It was terrible.

I was really looking forward to it ever since I heard the author talk about it the book sounded amazing and I was so excited. It took about 200 pages for something to finally happen.

The story was all over the place. Like I can’t even really tell you what happened, there were so many other stories interlinked and it really didn’t make that much sense. Like it was I can’t even explain it.

The writing was also bad. Maya did this, Maya did that, it was just all telling rather than showing. The writing was awkward and odd.

I’m so sad that this wasn’t as good as I expected it to be.

I rated this ⭐️

  • Adultolescence – Gabbie Hanna

It was good. Okay. The artwork was really good. I rated this ⭐️⭐️

  • The Witches of The Dark Power – Gabrielle Lepore

I loved the ending of this duology! I really do want to read more about Mia and Colt just because I loved them so much!

I loved Mia’s blind faith in Colt, also wasn’t a fan of those two cocky hunters, Colt should have like punched them in the face.

I loved all these characters and reading them again, I am so sad this duology was over but it was so amazing. I loved it. I loved her writing. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Empress Of A Thousand Skies – Rhoda Belleza

I did not see that end coming! A great fantasy book! I really enjoyed the characters and the mystery! I liked where it was heading.

I sometimes got a little lost on all the characters and like who they were, that kind of thing. I also sometimes got lost with all the planets and stuff! But other than that I really did like it and I can’t wait to read the next book. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Rendevous – K.D. Robichaux

Absolutely loved this! This book just reminds me that I really do need to catch up on the Club Alias series! I loved reading about Brian and Clarice I loved how both of them could trust each other in terms of safe sex and how he could trust her to become a switch with her.

I loved this story, it was a short novella and I wanted so much more and I know we are getting a Brian story eventually. So I can’t actually wait! It was a great story and so much packed into this little novella! Great writing and great sex written, and I loved the bond between these two characters!

I loved the appearance of Seth and Twyla in this story! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Strike Back – Beth Rhodes

A very interesting start to the story!
I hate how Hawk keeps things from Stacy especially as they are married. I understand why Hawk is protective but pushing Stacy away is stupid and silly. The secrets for a married couple, really can’t stand secrets.
It was hard to keep my attention at times and I didn’t really love it the story was ok. I rated this ⭐️⭐️

  • Strike Fear – Beth Rhodes

Tan was a great character and I liked how he liked Liz but hated to cross any boundaries. He was so frustrated with himself that he let the killer get close to her twice and felt like he was letting her down. I felt bad for Liz and almost more so at the end of the book as she feels like she has never had any real friends. She was brought up in the competitive skating world and never really got a chance to experience life. I liked that she created her own business but the ending made me feel super bad for her. The book showed glimpses of what was going on inside the killer’s mind kind of like with the first book and I liked it, but I still struggled to connect with some of the characters and I did get a bit distracted at times. I rated this ⭐️⭐️

  • Strike Zone – Beth Rhodes

I think this is my favourite one so far out of them! Oh my I loved the romance between John and Emily, the story did keep me a little more interested and wanting to know more. The back and forth between them felt so real and intense for the characters. It was fast paced and I liked it more than the other 2.

One thing about these books is I do like how they are all connected to the same company. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Strike Force – Beth Rhodes

One thing about this book is it made me chuckle especially by the end when Marie decides she’s staying with Hawk Elite Security as well as Malcolm. I liked Malcolm and Marie’s journey to finding each other is filled with emotion and twists and the chemistry was very strong between them! Good story! I think my problem is with connecting with these characters I am finding it very difficult and that has been the thing with all of these novels. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Conjuror – John & Carole Barrowman

Loved the story! Kept me hooked from the beginning and can’t wait to read more! I loved the sibling relationship between matt and Em, it was one of my favourite things in the book! I also loved Remy’s character and how determined he was to do what his mother had asked. I also loved we got an insight into the baddies plan and ideas it was very good and I really did love that!

I can’t wait to read the next book. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Absolutely amazing story and writing and I fell in love with this so fast and it was such a great story! It was so nice to see a different kind of story and it really shows the difference between a healthy relationship and an unhealthy one. I loved this book so much, it was brilliant! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I really struggled to get into this story, I couldn’t connect with the characters and that was only some of my problems with this book. I found both characters annoying and I just wanted to roll my eyes and put this book down. I rated this⭐️

  • With The Last Goodbye – Len Webster

Some of my reasons from the first one still stand for this one, I just couldn’t connect with the characters and the more I read they just annoyed me a little more. The only good thing is that they, of course, had a happy ending which I did love and I was happy that Josephine and Max could sort it out. But other than that I wasn’t really a fan of this sadly!

I will, of course, give Len Webster another chance but I think these two novels were just not for me. I rated this ⭐️⭐️

  • The Other Pack – Erica Stanciu

So despite the problems and issues with this book I still love it and am actual trash for this series. I know it has problems but I don’t care, so some of the problems include the actual format of the book is terrible in terms of font and looking at the words in the books. It’s very jarring when the font changes. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Halcyon Persuasion – Erica Stanciu

The same problem as the first book is that the font changes but once you get used to it, it’s okay. As I say I love this series and I’m trash for it, I actually just realised I can’t review this series very well haha. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

  • Shift – Erica Stancui

Absolutely loved the book and it was a good ending to the series, it wrapped it up nicely, same problems as the first two books. I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

This book! I loved it so much! It represented what it’s like for falling in love with your best friend perfectly and I loved it. I fell in love with both Allie and Jack their personality both these characters balanced themselves out! Brilliant! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

I loved this book so much, I loved finally knowing if Indie and Lincoln finally got together, the book made me laugh and Jack was comedy gold. It was brilliant. I also loved how Lincoln was always accused of having a saviour complex when it came to Indie. I loved this story so much I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Indie and the Brother’s Best Friend – R. Linda

Indie and the Brother’s Best Friend – R. Linda

Being in love with someone who doesn’t love you back sucks.

Being in love with your brother’s best friend sucks even more, because you know it can never happen. How tragic is that?

I’ve been in love with Lincoln Andrews since we were kids and he stuck up for me against my brother and played tea parties with me in the treehouse. I’ve also avoided him for the past year because he broke my heart… more than once.

Now we’ve been thrown together at a tropical resort to celebrate my parents’ second wedding, and things are intense and getting worse, no thanks to an insane plan my friends cooked up to get me my dream man.

No one else even comes close to what Linc means to me. He’s always there for me, but is it because he cares for me too — or only because I’m his best friend’s little sister?

It’s time I find out once and for all… but what if our crazy plan blows up in my face and ruins everything?

I’d like to thank Give Me Book promotions for sending me an earc as well as Lady Amber tours! This isn’t the first book I’ve read by this author I’ve read Bailey and the Bad Boy and loved that and I was so excited when I heard R. Linda was writing a story about Indie because I loved Indie in the first one and I got invested in Indie and Lincoln’s story too!

I really loved Indie’s character but going with that she’s a funny character, kind and loving she is also very very clueless when it comes to men and Lincoln. She couldn’t really see what was right in front of her. Although at times I felt the back and forth between Lincoln and Indie could have messed with anybody’s head!

I thought it was so funny that all the other characters in the story knew how Indie and Lincoln felt about each other, and even better that they began to put bets on whether the relationship would happen or not. I love it when that happens in stories, especially when all other characters knew but they wouldn’t tell each other. I think my one frustration was the only reason Lincoln was pushing Indie away at times was that he didn’t want to ruin his friendship with her brother. So I get it but a conversation could have saved all that.

Lincoln I loved how protective he was but with that came Indie having some bad feelings about herself. He scared away most boys that were interested in her but wouldn’t admit his feelings. So at times that had a negative effect. But I still loved it, I also loved how everyone thought Lincoln had a saviour complex when it came to Indie. It also proved to be true, whenever she was upset or in trouble he was right there.

Jack, he was the best comic relief in this book! He was Indie’s gay best friend and they pretended to be together so they could make Lincoln jealous. It was so funny, I laughed out loud a few times whilst reading it. He was a great character. He should get his own book.

We even had an appearance of Ryder and Bailey! I loved seeing the two characters, I think the only thing I missed is there wasn’t as much Bailey and Indie time but the story was good and I loved the characters and romance.

I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Awkward. – Lily Kate

Awkward. – Lily Kate


I know how things look from the outside. I’m rich. I’m a successful surgeon. I’m handsome. I should have women lining up from here to New Jersey clawing for space in my bed, but there’s one huge catch.

I’m f*cking awkward. 

Every time I get a date, I spoil it. Asked if she’s pregnant? Check. Forgot her name? Check. Bought a meat lover’s pizza for my vegan girlfriend? Check, check, check.

This is why my best friend, romance fanatic Allie Jenkins, has declared that she’s swooping in to save the day. She’s prepared a list of required reading straight from The Ripped Bodice, and I’m supposed to take notes, learn from the best, and put that shit into action. After all, practice makes perfect, right?


I’d like to thank Give Me Book Promotions for sending me an e-arc of this, the description drew me to this immediately and I loved every moment of this book! I was hooked from the start!

I loved Allie and how she was willing to help Jack with everything, and their friendship, I also loved how every Sunday night they had a little takeaway date. It was so cute, I loved how sarcastic she was. I loved that she was also awkward but in a different way to Jack. They were both awkward but differently. Together they worked perfectly.

Jack, oh my god, he was funny although some of the stuff he was doing was rude when it came to dates and offensive. It was hilarious. I loved how much he cared for Allie.

Jack and Allie both represent what it is like to love your best friend and yet be scared that if you act on it the relationship will change. Being that I’ve been in that situation I get where both Jack and Allie were coming from, it’s hard and you have to weigh in the good and the bad options for changing their relationship. Lucky for them two it worked and they managed to not destroy their friendship by having a relationship. At times it was dicey and sometimes at times they were both willing at different times to try and go back to being friends but with both fighting for each other. I loved their relationship and it’s a positive that it turned good for them. From best friends to love.

I love how Allie went into blogging about Jack and it was really good to see blogging in stories. I also loved how much books were mentioned and that she got Jack to read some romance stories!

Basically, in short, I loved everything about this novel and it was so cute and lovely and it was what I needed to read! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Irish Kiss – Sienna Blake

Irish Kiss – Sienna Blake

I wanted him since the day I met him. Long haired, tattooed and tall as an Irish giant. He was more than just handsome, he was drop dead gorgeous. And the only one who ever truly cared. It didn’t matter to him that my father was a criminal and my mother a whore. He saw me, understood me.

I could be anything I wanted, he said.
Except his.
Because I was too young and he was my Juvenile Liaison Officer.

It’s been years since I last saw her. No longer a girl, she has a body of a woman. When our eyes met again, I saw the only one who ever broke through my asshole mask. She never judged me. She saw me, accepted me.

She could be anything she wanted.
Except mine.
Cause she’s only seventeen and I’m trying my hardest not to fall for her.

If I give in, she will ruin me.

*This is a slow-burn, angsty love story spanning across a seven-year time period with sexual situations and drug-use involving characters under the age of eighteen.
Irish Kiss is a complete standalone novel with a Happily Ever After, but damn, it is going to hurt along the way.

I’d like to thank Terrie, Sienna’s PA for sending me an e-arc of this book it is very much appreciated! This is not my first book by this author I read her Dark Romeo Box set and you should definitely go and check that out! So I was expecting great things from this author and I was not disappointed by what I got! Sienna has such amazing writing that hits me right in the feelings and it gets me emotional all the time. Through this book, I was like please stop hurting my heart and each other!

The story is told in the dual point of view as well as a switch from the past when Saoirse is 13 to when she is in the present and is 17. It doesn’t get confusing and it is very well written that you know whose point of view it is as well as if you are in the past or present. Which is always good! I did have some trouble pronouncing Saoirse and Diarmuid’s names although by the time I’m writing this review I think I have the pronunciation down to a tee. There is a guide at the beginning of the book on how to pronounce them, my brain sucks. Anyway onto the book.

You forgot so many times that in the past Saoirse is actually 13, she acts so much older and maturer which is understandable as her dad is in prison and her mum is a whore. I love how mature she acts in some circumstances other times though you can still the child coming through especially when it comes to jealousy aspects in the story.

I loved the fact that both Saoirse and Diarmuid wanted each other (present) and that although he was her JLO he still had a very moral conflict with himself over the fact he shouldn’t be feeling like that for her. Diarmuid has a very moral argument with himself and it’s nice how much attention was put on that and it was actually shown in the story. Even though in Ireland the age of consent is 17 which she would be old enough but we still see him struggle with that being that he is technically in a position of power.

I loved learning why Diarmuid wanted to become a JLO and the fact his own life was technically saved by one. I loved how fleshed out his backstory was and how we learnt things about each of the characters in the book. Rather than it being info dump, it came out when it needed to.

Ava is a bitch.

Saoirse’s mother and father are bitches.

I loved Diarmuid’s friends Danny and Declan I loved the humour they brought to the book so A+ them, guys. I also loved Brian I believe his name was…

I fell in love with the characters in this book as well as the plot. I am looking forward to anything that Sienna Blake writes because I think I’m just really hooked! I rated this ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️