Friday, August 5, 2016

Blog Tour: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover



"Colleen Hoover reminds readers that love is a fragile thing, built from courage, hope, and tears. Every person with a heartbeat should read this book."
– Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author

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Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

My Review

Initially, I wrote my review as soon as I finished this book. This is typically, what I do. I like to write a review with the story fresh and my emotions raw. I will probably leave that part of my review attached to this one. Because in the light of day, I see that I need to, no, have to, write a proper review. I have read a lot of great books, a lot of them stay with me, but this one I know will stay with me forever. This is a completely new Colleen Hoover right here. CoHo, has always been good at pulling at our heartstrings and creating stories that speak to some part of our hearts. But this one blows all of those out of the water. I have a major book hangover and I cannot stop thinking about this story and these characters. This book is not a typical love story and even though people seem to think it is a love triangle, it isn’t even close to one. It really saddens me that someone would skip this book just because they think it’s your typical romance book with a triangle because it isn’t. This is a story of a courageous and strong woman. This is empowering and it does talk about the ultimate love. That type of love that makes you protect it at all costs.

Colleen had once said that this book wasn’t written in ink, but in blood. No truer statement than that one right there. I know that with the way this one broke my heart, seriously it hurts, that it must have shattered her to write this one. I went through so many emotions. I loved this book from the very beginning. I fell in love with these characters and then they broke my heart. Lily is my favorite female lead ever. Because she is real, and I love her. I love her for all of the choices she had to make and at the same time my heart breaks for her. I want to talk about Ryle and Atlas, but I just can’t. I cannot risk spoiling any part of this story. In a way I hate that I love it so much because it hurts. Thinking about this book makes me want to cry all over again. CoHo made me fall in love, broke my heart, and then pieced me back together. But I am hanging on by a thread.  This is her best work, y’all. A whole new level.

 ****Below is my initial review. It is jumbled thoughts, but so very accurate.****
 I know I say this every time I read a CoHo book, but this one, this one, is the best. I will be completely honest, I went into this one not knowing what to expect. I thought we would get the typical triangle, and angst. Don’t get me wrong I LOVE those stories, but this book was so amazingly different than what I thought it was going to be. I want to divulge in everything that happened because I feel like my heart is still breaking, but I refuse to ruin this book for anyone. I am completely heartbroken, and yet, happy with the way things turned out. CoHo is fantastic at writing a story that drags you in and pulls at your emotions, but this one takes the cake. So much so that I forgot I was even reading a book she wrote, does that make sense? Instead, I almost felt like I was living every moment, every word, every emotion. You know you have read a damn good book when YOU feel like it was your life and that YOU are shattered, even if you have never experienced half of what happens, you become so fused with the characters that you feel their happiness, and their pain.

I promise I am done going on and on and on. I wish I could give this a proper review. I really do. But as you can clearly see, I ramble, a lot, and I just cannot let myself ramble and ruin anything. This is one of those books, you know what books I’m talking about, that you have to go in blind. If not it will ruin the whole book. All I can say is that everyone needs to read this, male or female. Married or not married. This is so much more than what you are thinking it is.

***An ARC was given in exchange for my HONEST review, and my review is honest, like I had to get up out of bed after finishing to write this review honest. Thank you!***
If I could give this book more than 5 stars, then I would! 

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SlammedThis GirlPoint of RetreatHopelessLosing HopeFinding CinderellaMaybe SomedayUgly LoveMaybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit

Twitter: @ColleenHoover
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Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110368 | August 2, 2016 | $16.00
eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110375 | $7.99

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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for IT ENDS WITH US:
Tuesday, August 2nd
7:00 PM
279 Harvard Street
Brookline, MA 02446

Wednesday, August 3rd
7:00 PM
23 Main Street
Madison, NJ 07940

Thursday, August 4th
7:00 PM
828 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Friday, August 5th
7:00 PM
2692 Madison Road
Cincinnati, OH 45208

Saturday, August 6th
2:00 PM
Meiley-Swallow Hall
On the campus of North
Central College 31 S Ellsworth Street
Naperville, IL  60540

Sunday, August 7th
6:30 PM
126 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90004

Monday, August 8th
7:00 PM
6428 S. McClintock Drive
Tempe, AZ 85283

Tuesday, August 9th
BARNES & NOBLE – Town & Country
7:00 PM
12850 Memorial Drive
Houston, TX 77024

Wednesday, August 10th 
7:00 PM
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231

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Thursday, August 4, 2016

Blog Tour: Swear on This Life by Renee Carlino


From USA TODAY bestselling author Renée Carlino (Before We Were Strangers), a warm and witty novel about a struggling writer who must come to grips with her past, present, and future after she discovers that she’s the inspiration for a pseudonymously published bestselling novel.

When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J. Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?

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My Review

I LOVED this story! 
Emiline is a writer who had a tough childhood, but it's something she doesn't talk about to anyone. In fact, she just doesn't even think about it anymore. Until her roommate Cara starts reading this new book by author J. Colby. Cara tells Emi that she HAS to read this book because it's so good. But when Emi dives in she realizes this book is HER story. Jase her childhood best friend and first love wrote a book about their childhood. 

This was done so uniquely, and in my opinion, was executed flawlessly! This book is two books in one and both books are 5 stars! I feel like I could go on and on about this book and everything Emi and Jase go through and how it shapes who they become. But I would rather you dive in and become lost to their story and their heartbreaks. This book is one that makes you think about fate and whether or not you are just fighting against it. This was brilliant! 

This is the first book I have read by Renee Carlino, though I have plenty on my TBR, and it will not be my last! 

5 STARS!!!!!

***ARC provided in exchange for an HONEST review. Thank you!!***

SWEAR ON THIS LIFE by Renee Carlino
Atria Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781501105791 | On sale: August 9, 2016 | 320 pages | $15.00
eBook: Atria Books | ISBN: 9781501105807 | On sale: August 9, 2016 | 320 pages | $7.99

5 signed copies of SWEAR ON THIS LIFE

About the Author:
Renée Carlino is the author of Sweet Thing, Nowhere But Here, After the Rain, and Before We Were Strangers. She lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their sweet dog, June. When she's not at the beach with her boys or working on her next book, she likes to spend her time reading, going to concerts, and eating dark chocolate.

Instagram: @reneecarlino1

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review Tour: Hitched Vol 3 by Kendall Ryan

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Hitched 3I’ve ruined everything.

I’ve broken the cardinal rule and fallen in love with my fake wife, and then I went and did the worst thing a husband can do.

Winning her back will be nearly impossible, but I’ve never backed down from a challenge before and I’m sure as hell not about to start now. Olivia will be mine, and I can’t wait to put a bun in her oven.

You won’t want to miss the final installment in Noah and Olivia’s love story, and especially the way this over-the-top alpha male wins over his bride once and for all.

This is the third and final volume in the story.


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    a dirty office romance         hitched 1Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check. Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check. Produce an heir… Wait, what? I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts. And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir. She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed. But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now. Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days. On the heels of her smash hit and New York Times bestselling SCREWED series, Kendall Ryan brings you HITCHED, a romantic comedy that delivers heart and heat. A NYC playboy turned business mogul has ninety days to win over the woman he's always desired in order to save his father's company. One tiny problem: She hates his guts.  
      Hitched 2Arranged marriage? Check. Cocky new husband? Check. It's a marriage of convenience—one I’m determined to keep strictly professional. I can't be stupid enough to fall for this sexy playboy's charm or advances. I have to be strong, even if he is my husband. Except he has a huge cock with an even bigger ego, and his main goal in life seems to be getting me to stroke both. The arrogant bastard is like sweet, sugary candy for my libido. I know he’s bad for me. But I want to devour every wicked inch of him. With his sexual prowess and experience, I know he’ll be explosive in the bedroom. And since we’re stuck together for the foreseeable future—keeping up this marriage charade long enough to turn the company profitable again—I deserve something to look forward to at the end of a long workday, right? What could one little taste hurt? This is volume 2 in the Imperfect Love series.   Amazon | Amazon UK | iBooks | Nook | Kobo       fake husband black             My Review
This installment, like the last one, picks up where we left off. Olivia is once again running from Noah. Olivia catches Noah with a condom and a needle and runs out. I have to say, I cannot blame her for being freaked out, however, I feel like she handles the situation all wrong.
I really enjoyed the first two installments, but honestly could not get into this one as much. I like how things are resolved, but felt like it too took long and I found myself aggravated. I did like this installment, just not as much as the first two and I feel like this one could have been included within the last one. This one is a 3 star read for me.
***ARC provided in exchange for my HONEST review. Thank you!***

Kendall Ryan Headshot 1 picA New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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