Blog Tour: Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton (#REVIEW)


Today I have a review of Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton. An adult contemporary romance featuring two novellas About sisters falling in love with their happily ever afters. Check out my review below and grab your copy available now!


*Thank you to Inkslinger PR for an e arc in exchange for an honest review*

Royal Mess is an adult contemporary romance that features two novellas all about sisters and there happily ever after, oh yes and their happily ever happens to be with princes! Firstly I really liked Jenna Suttons writing, from page one I was instantly hooked. For me novellas rarely satisfy me but both stories in Royal Mess really did and I think its in part to the writing of the stories. The way Jenna Sutton weaved the stories together was one of my favourite elements of the book. I also loved getting both POV's of our love interests I think this really made the stories flow perfectly.

The first story is about Tessa and Leo. Tessa badly needs a liver transplant and Leo just happens to put himself on the donor list and he's a match. Oh did I mention he's heir to the throne. Tessa and Leo's love story was a sweet one with many twists and turns in between. It also educated me as I didn't realise you could live donate part of your liver. I gave the first novella 3.25 Stars.

The second story was about Cassie and Marco and their story was my favourite. I just instantly was hooked and loved Cassie. And I was shocked by the outcome of something that happened at the beginning that propelled the rest of the story. (I advise you not to read the synopsis I think it gives too much away) I gave Cassie and Marco's story 4 Stars.

Overall I really enjoyed this collection of stories. It does have insta love and some situations where I did think how do you not realise whats happening but in the end I still liked them giving the collection as a whole 4 stars.



About ROYAL MESS

From award-winning author Jenna Sutton comes the story of two princes who discover that falling in love is messy

Prince Leo’s icy demeanor has earned him an amusing nickname—the Polar Prince. Unfortunately, the king doesn’t see the humor. If Leo wants to secure the throne of Alsania, he must improve his image. Participating in an organ donation campaign seems like a good start. He expects to donate his organs on his deathbed, so he’s surprised to be matched with a complete stranger who needs his help now.

Tessa Lulach hates to admit it, but she’s a damsel in distress. When a handsome prince offers to save her with a hunk of his liver, she joyfully accepts. She can’t wait to feel like herself again and return to her beloved flower shop. Instead, her identity is revealed, and the quiet life she loves is turned upside down.
As Leo and Tessa deal with the nosy public and ruthless paparazzi, she realizes the Polar Prince is much warmer than he seems—scorching hot, in fact. He willingly gave her a part of his liver, but can he give her his whole heart?

*****
Everyone loves Prince Marco of Alsania, despite his reckless antics … or maybe because of them. So why does sexy schoolteacher Cassie Lulach prefer a boring investment banker over him? Wounded by her indifference, he has an erotic encounter with a masked woman at a royal ball who reminds him of the one he really wants.  

After another failed relationship, Cassie is frustrated with immature, inconsiderate guys. Wanting to escape reality, she attends a masquerade ball and finds herself alone with a masked stranger. For the first time in her life, she acts on impulse, only to end up pregnant and absolutely clueless about the identity of her baby’s father.

When Marco learns of Cassie’s pregnancy and her plans to raise the baby alone, he promises to be there for her, hoping she’ll finally see him as more than just a playboy prince. But then he discovers she’s the woman from the masquerade ball and panics. Will the truth destroy his chance to win over Cassie, or will he convince her that they can have their own happily ever after?



About Jenna Sutton

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. She’s the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances and the new Trinity Distillery series. Although Jenna calls Texas home, more often than not, she’s somewhere else. Her love’s job takes him all over the country, and she tags along, just like a groupie follows her favorite band.





Blog Tour: The Good Luck Sister by Jill Shalvis- Review & Giveaway


Today I have a review of The Good Luck Sister (Novella), book 1.5 in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. I read the first book in the series Lost and Found Sister's last year and really enjoyed it. You can check out my review here . Check out my review below and enter to win an ebook of The Good Luck Sister.



ABOUT THE GOOD LUCK SISTER

After a difficult few years, Tilly Adams is ready for life to start going right. Though she has a case of first-day nerves teaching art at the local community college, she knows it isn’t anything a few snuggles from her rescue puppy won’t cure. Until she sees Dylan Scott again, her one-time BFF and first love sitting in the front row. Dylan knows he should’ve left well enough alone, but when he sees Tilly living her dream, he can’t help but make contact. Ten years ago, he left Wildstone and everything in it behind, including Tilly. He had his reasons, but now he wants her back in his life, anyway he can get her. When Tilly agrees to design the logo for Dylan’s new helicopter touring company, it’s business only . . . until she finds herself falling into his arms once again. Can she possibly open her heart back up to the only man who’s ever broken it? But soon they’re both realizing the truth—love always deserves a second chance.



*Thank you to William Morrow Impulse for an  e-arc in exchange for an honest review*

The Good Luck Sister was a one sitting read I really enjoyed. I loved Tilly in the first book in the series and was excited to have a novella from her. We are now 8 years in the future and Tilly and Dylan are our focus! I loved Tilly she is such a funny, loveable character and I love that even as an adult shes still the same. The story between Tilly and Dylan gave me so many feels, I smiled, laughed and signed. I really like Jill Shalvis writing and the mutlipe Pov's really enhances the story.

I really enjoyed this instalment before the next book in the series. My only little negative is I felt it rushed near the end and would have liked maybe 20 or 30 more paces to spread the pacing  towd the end. Overall I gave The Good Luck Sister, 4 stars!

ABOUT JILL SHALVIS


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit her website, www.jillshalvis.com, for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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What I Read In April & Mini Reviews


This month I read seven great books and five of them where Meghan March books. Meghan is a recent newly found author of mine and I can't wait to read more from her. So without further ado here is what I read in April.





Synopsis for book one Ruthless

Get ready for the darker and dirtier side of New Orleans with a brand new alpha romance from USA Today bestselling author Meghan March.

New Orleans belongs to me. 
You don’t know my name, but I control everything you see—and all the things you don’t. 

My reach knows no bounds, and my demands are always met. 
I didn’t need to loan money to a failing family distillery, but it amuses me to have them in my debt. 

To have her in my debt. 

She doesn’t know she caught my attention. 


The Mount Trilogy by Meghan March is an adult contemporary romance trilogy which I loved so much this month. It's definitely a lot darker than a previous book I have read by Meghan March. The romance is darker, it has erotic themes and I just loved it so much. 

Ruthless the first book in the trilogy I don't even have words for it. It went from a good 3.5 stars to 4.5 stars in the last 10 pages. I had so many feels and I had to read the next book straight away. Defiant Queen, book two I gave 4 Stars and to the final book in the trilogy, Sinful Empire I gave 3.75/4 Stars. Overall I really enjoyed this trilogy.  Shocks, cliff hangers, mortally grey men, dark romance, New Orleans! What more could you ask for!! Oh yes another trilogy set in the same "world"! See below!




I really enjoy mafia romance books and I really enjoy this series by A Zavarelli. Each book can be read as stand-alone 's however I do think you will get the most enjoyment out of reading them in order. They are very dark, Steamy and violent. There is scenes of rape, assault and I found in the Thief  I felt there was some consent issues in a few scenes. Overall Saint was a  re read, my rating went up .25 stars to 3.75 Stars and I gave Thief 3.5 Stars.




Synopsis for book one Savage Prince 

Who knew things could get even darker and dirtier in New Orleans? New York Times bestselling author Meghan March introduces the Savage Prince of the city, the man you never want to meet. 

* * *
I do what I want and who I want. I don’t follow anyone’s rules—even my own.
I knew I shouldn’t touch her, but it didn’t stop me. 
Didn’t stop me the second time either. Only made me want a third. 
My lifestyle suits the savage I am, and she doesn’t. 
But Temperance Ransom is my newest addiction, and I’m nowhere near ready to quit her yet.

I’ll have her my way, even if it means dragging her into the darkness.
Hopefully it doesn’t kill us both. 


And we are back with Meghan March. The Savage Trilogy is set in the same world as the Ruthless trilogy however can be read separately. However personally I would rather read them in order to feel like am getting the full experience. 

I loved getting to explore with another character from Meghan 's world. It was still as raw and exciting. This trilogy explores  further the underbelly of Mounts New Orleans with a new strong alpha female and even stronger alpha male. Woven into an exciting page turning storyline. Again with the Cliffhanger at the end of Savage Prince. I  gave Savage Prince 4.5 Stars and the sequel Iron Princess 4 Stars. I am counting down the days till the release of Rogue Royalty releasing May 22nd!

What did you read this month?

Spotlight & #Giveaway: My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan




Today I have a spotlight on Julia Whelan's adult contemporary romance My Oxford Year! Check out an excerpt below along with a giveaway!




ABOUT MY OXFORD YEAR


American Ella Durran has had the same plan for her life since she was thirteen: Study at Oxford. At 24, she’s finally made it to England on a Rhodes Scholarship when she’s offered an unbelievable position in a rising political star’s presidential campaign. With the promise that she’ll work remotely and return to DC at the end of her Oxford year, she’s free to enjoy her Once in a Lifetime Experience. That is, until a smart-mouthed local who is too quick with his tongue and his car ruins her shirt and her first day. When Ella discovers that her English literature course will be taught by none other than that same local, Jamie Davenport, she thinks for the first time that Oxford might not be all she’s envisioned. But a late-night drink reveals a connection she wasn’t anticipating finding and what begins as a casual fling soon develops into something much more when Ella learns Jamie has a life-changing secret. Immediately, Ella is faced with a seemingly impossible decision: turn her back on the man she’s falling in love with to follow her political dreams or be there for him during a trial neither are truly prepared for. As the end of her year in Oxford rapidly approaches, Ella must decide if the dreams she’s always wanted are the same ones she’s now yearning for.


ABOUT JULIA WHELAN



Julia Whelan is a screenwriter, lifelong actor, and award-winning audiobook narrator. She graduated with a degree in English and creative writing from Middlebury College and Oxford University. While she was in England, her flirtation with tea blossomed into a full-blown love affair, culminating in her eventual certification as a tea master.

WebsiteFacebook: @justjuliawhelan/ Twitter: @justjuliawhelan/ Instagram: @justjuliawhelan

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CHAPTER 1

While the chaffinch sings on the orchard bough
In England – now!


Home-Thoughts, from Abroad – Robert Browning, 1845

“Next!”
The customs agent beckons the person in front of me and I approach the big red line, absently toeing the curling tape, resting my hand on the gleaming pipe railing. No adjustable ropes at Heathrow, apparently; these lines must always be long if they require permanent demarcation. 
My phone rings. I glance down. I don’t know the number. 
“Hello?” I answer.
“Is this Eleanor Durran?”
“Yes?”
“This is Gavin Brookdale.”
My first thought is that this is a prank call. Gavin Brookdale just stepped down as White House Chief of Staff. He’s run every major political campaign of the last 20 years. He’s a legend. He’s my idol. He’s calling me? 
“Hello?”
“Sorry, I-I’m here,” I stammer. “I’m just – 
“Have you heard of Janet Wilkes?” 
Have I heard of – Janet Wilkes is the junior senator from Florida and a dark horse candidate for President. She’s 45, lost her husband twelve years ago in Afghanistan, raised three kids on a teacher’s salary while somehow putting herself through law school, and then ran the most impressive grassroots senatorial campaign I’ve ever seen. She also has the hottest human-rights-attorney boyfriend I’ve ever seen, but that’s beside the point. She’s a Gold Star wife who’s a progressive firebrand on social issues. We’ve never seen anyone like her on the national stage before. The first debate isn’t for another two weeks, on October 13, but voters seem to love her: she’s polling third in a field of twelve. Candidate Number Two is not long for the race; a Case of the Jilted Mistress(es). Number One, however, happens to be the current Vice-President, George Hillerson, who Gavin Brookdale (if the Washington gossip mill is accurate) loathes. Still, even the notoriously mercurial Brookdale wouldn’t back a losing horse like Wilkes just to spite the presumptive nominee. If nothing else, Gavin Brookdale likes to win. “Of course I’ve heard of her.”
“She read your piece in The Atlantic. We both did. ‘The Art of Education and the Death of the Thinking American Electorate.’ We were impressed.”
“Thank you,” I gush. “It was something I felt was missing from the discourse –”
“What you wrote was a philosophy. It wasn’t a policy.”
This brings me up short. “I understand why you’d think that, but I –” 
“Don’t worry, I know you have the policy chops. I know you won Ohio for Janey Bennett. The 138th for Carl Moseley. You’re a talented young lady, Eleanor.”
“Mr. Brookdale –”
“Call me Gavin.”
“Then call me Ella. No one calls me Eleanor.”
“Alright, Ella, would you like to be the education consultant for Wilkes’ campaign?”
Silence.
“Hello?”
“Yes!” I bleat. “Yes, of course! She’s incredible –” 
“Great. Come down to my office today and we’ll read you in.”
All the breath leaves my body. I can’t seem to get it back. “So… here’s the thing. I-I’m in England.”
“Fine, when you get back.”
“… I get back in June.”
Silence.
“Are you consulting over there?”
“No, I have a… I got a Rhodes and I’m doing a –”
Gavin chortles. “I was a Rhodie.”
“I know, Sir.”
“Gavin.”
“Gavin.”
“What are you studying?”
“English Language and Literature 1830 to 1914.”
Beat. “Why?”
“Because I want to?” Why does it come out as a question?
“You don’t need it. Getting the Rhodes is what matters. Doing it is meaningless, especially in Literature from 1830 to 19-whatever. The only reason you wanted it was to help you get that life-changing political job, right? Well, I’m giving that to you. So come home and let’s get down to business.” 
“Next!” 
A customs agent – stone-faced, turbaned, impressive beard – waves me forward. I take one step over the line, but hold a finger up to him. He’s not even looking at me. “Gavin, can I call –”
“She’s going to be the nominee, Ella. It’s going to be the fight of my life and I need all hands – including yours – on deck, but we’re going to do it.”
He’s delusional. But, my God, what if he’s right? A shiver of excitement snakes through me. “Gavin –”
“Listen, I’ve always backed the winning candidate, but I have never backed someone who I personally, deeply, wanted to win.” 
“Miss?” Now the customs agent looks at me. 
Gavin chuckles at my silence. “I don’t want to have to convince you, if you don’t feel –”
“I can work from here.” Before he can argue, I continue, “I will make myself available at all hours. I will make Wilkes my priority.” Behind me, a bloated, red-faced businessman reeking of gin, moves to squeeze around me. I head him off, grabbing the railing, saying into the phone, “I had two jobs in college while volunteering in field offices and coordinating multiple city council runs. I worked two winning congressional campaigns last year while helping to shape the education budget for Ohio. I can certainly consult for you while reading books and writing about them occasionally.”
“Miss!” the customs agent barks. “Hang up the phone or step aside.” I hold my finger up higher (as if visibility is the problem) and widen my stance over the line.
“What’s your date certain for coming home?” Gavin asks.
“June 11th. I already have a ticket. Seat 32A.”
“Miss!” The customs agent and the man bark at me.
I look down at the red line between my sprawled feet. “Gavin, I’m straddling the North Atlantic right now. I literally have one foot in England and one in America and if I don’t hang up they’ll –”
“I’ll call you back.”
He disconnects. 
What does that mean? What do I do? Numbly, I hurry to the immigration window, coming face to face with the dour agent. I adopt my best beauty-pageant smile and speak in the chagrined, gee-whiz tone I know he expects. “I am so sorry, Sir, my sincerest apologies. My Mom’s –”
“Passport.” He’s back to not looking at me. I’m getting the passive-aggressive treatment now. I hand over my brand new passport with the crisp, un-stamped pages. “Purpose of visit?” 
“Study.”
“For how long will you be in the country?”
I pause. I glance down at the dark, unhelpful screen of my phone. “I… I don’t know.”
Now he looks up at me.
“A year,” I say. Screw it. “An academic year.”
“Where?”
“Oxford.” Saying the word out loud cuts through everything else. My smile becomes genuine. He asks me more questions, and I suppose I answer, but all I can think is: 
I’m here. This is actually happening. Everything has come together according to plan. 
He stamps my passport, hands it back, lifts his hand to the line.
“Next!”

#
When I was thirteen I read an article in Seventeen Magazine called, “My Once in a Lifetime Experience,” and it was a personal account of an American girl’s year abroad at Oxford. The classes, the students, the parks, the pubs, even the chip shop (“pictured, bottom left”) seemed like another world. Like slipping through a wormhole into a universe where things were ordered and people were dignified and the buildings were older than my entire country. I suppose thirteen is an important age in every girl’s life, but for me, growing up in the middle of nowhere, with a family that had fallen apart? I needed something to hold onto. I needed inspiration. I needed hope. The girl who wrote the article had been transformed. Oxford had unlocked her life and I was convinced that it would be the key to mine.
So I made a plan: get to Oxford.
After going through more customs checkpoints, I follow signs for The Central Bus Terminal and find an automatic ticket kiosk. The “£” sign before the amount looks so much better, more civilized, more historical than the American dollar sign, which always seems overly suggestive to me. Like it should be flashing in sequential neon lights above a strip club. $ - $ - $. Girls! Girls! Girls! 
The kiosk’s screen asks me if I want a discounted return ticket (I assume that means round trip), and I pause. My flight back to Washington is on June 11th, barely sixteen hours after the official end of Trinity term. I have no plans to return to the states before then, instead staying here over the two long vacations (in December and March) and traveling. In fact, I already have my December itinerary all planned. I purchase the return ticket, then cross to a bench to wait for the next bus.
My phone dings and I look down. An email from The Rhodes Foundation reminding me about the orientation tomorrow morning. 
For whatever reason, out of all the academic scholarships in the world, most people seem to have heard of The Rhodes. It’s not the only prestigious scholarship to be had, but it’s the one that I wanted. Every year, America sends 32 of its most overachieving, uber-competitive, social-climbing, do-gooder nerds to Oxford. It’s mostly associated with geniuses, power-players, global leaders. Let me demystify this: to get a Rhodes, you have to be slightly unhinged. You have to have a stellar GPA, excel in multiple courses of study, be socially entrepreneurial, charity-minded, and athletically proficient (though the last time I did anything remotely athletic I knocked out Jimmy Brighton’s front tooth with a foul ball, so take that tenet with a grain of salt). I could have gone after other scholarships. There’s the Marshal, the Fulbright, the Watson, but the Rhodies are my people. They’re the planners.
The other finalist selected from my district (a Math/Econ/Classics triple-major and Olympic archer who had discovered that applying Game Theory to negotiations with known terrorists makes the intel 147% more reliable) told me, “I’ve been working toward getting a Rhodes since Freshman year.” To which I replied, “Me, too.” He clarified, “Of high school.” To which I replied, “Me, too.”
While, yes, the Rhodes is a golden ticket to Oxford, it’s also a built-in network and the means to my political future. It ensures that people who would have otherwise discounted me – this unconnected girl from the soybean fields of Ohio – will take a second, serious look. People like Gavin Brookdale.
Going after things the way I do, being who I am, has alienated my entire hometown and most of my extended family. My mom hadn’t gone to college and my dad had dropped out after two years because he’d thought it was more important to change the world than learn about it, and there I was, this achievement machine making everyone around it vaguely uncomfortable. She thinks she’s better than everyone else.
Honestly, I don’t. But I do think I’m better than what everyone, besides my dad, told me I was. 

#

I wake up in a moment of panic when the bus I’d boarded back at Heathrow jerks to a stop, sending the book on my lap to the floor. Hastily retrieving it, I force my sleepy eyes to take in the view from the floor-to-ceiling window in front of me. I chose the seat on the upper level at the very front, wanting to devour every bit of English countryside on the way to Oxford. Then I slept through it. 
Pushing through the fog in my head, I peer outside. A dingy bus stop in front of a generic cell phone store. I look for a street sign, trying to get my bearings. My info packet from the college said to get off at the Queens Lane stop on High Street. This can’t be it. I glance behind me and no one on the bus is moving to get off, so I settle back into my seat. 
The bus starts up again, and I breathe deeply, trying to wake up. I jam the book into my backpack. I’d wanted to finish it before my first class tomorrow, but I can’t focus. I was too excited to eat or sleep on the plane. My empty stomach and all-nighter is catching up to me. The time difference is catching up to me. The last twelve years spent striving for this moment is catching up to me. 
Inside my jacket pocket, my phone vibrates. I pull it out and see the same number from earlier. I take a deep breath and preemptively answer, “Gavin, listen, I was thinking, let’s do a trial period of, say, a month, and if you feel that I need to be there –”
“Not necessary."
My throat tightens. “Please, just give me thirty days to prove that –”
“It’s fine. I made it work. Just remember who comes first.”
Elation breaks through the fog. My fist clenches in victory and my smile reaches all the way to my temples. “Absolutely,” I say in my most professional voice. “Thank you so much for this opportunity. You won’t be disappointed.”
“I know that. That’s why I hired you. What’s your fee? FYI: there’s no money.”
There’s never any money. I tell him my fee anyway and we settle on something that I can live with. The Rhodes is paying my tuition and lodging and I get a small stipend for living expenses on top of that. I decide right then that what Gavin’s going to pay me will go directly into my travel budget. 
“Now, go,” he says, “Have fun. You’ve clearly earned it. There’s a pub you should visit in the center of town. The Turf. See where one of your fellow Rhodes Scholars – a young William Jefferson Clinton – ‘didn’t’ inhale.”
“Ha, got it. Will do.”
“Just take your phone with you. Your phone is an appendage, not an accessory. Okay?”
I nod even though he can’t see me. “Okay. It’s a plan.” Just as I say this, the bus rounds a bend and there she is:
Oxford.
Beyond a picturesque bridge, the narrow two-lane road continues into a bustling main street, lined on each side by buildings with a hodge-podge of architectural styles, no room to breathe between them. Like the crowd at the finish line of a marathon, these buildings cheer me on, welcoming me to their city. Some are topped with sloped, slate roofs, others with battlements. Some of the larger buildings have huge wooden gates that look as if they were carved in place, a fusion of timeless wood and stone that steals my breath. Maybe those doors lead to some of the 38 individual Oxford colleges? Imagining it, dreaming of it all these years, doesn’t do it justice.
I look skyward. Punctuating the horizon are the tips of other ancient buildings, high-points of stone bordering the city like beacons. 
“The City of Dreaming Spires,” I murmur to myself.
“Indeed it is,” Gavin says in my ear. I’d forgotten he was still on the line.
That’s what they call Oxford. A title well deserved. Because that means, before it was my dream or Seventeen Magazine girl’s dream, it was someone else’s dream as well. 


I think I might be over Harry Potter! :(


You have a book series you love, it gets movie adaptions, your on a fandom high, you ride that high and then it's over. Well you think its' over but wait special editions of the books are released, more books and movies come, the fandom high begins again, then you just have had enough and sadly that's how I feel about Harry Potter.

I found my love for Harry Potter in my teens. I brought all the books devoured them and fell forever in love or so I thought. The movie adaptions came and went and they are some of my favourite book to movie adaptions. We get some more side books, Tales of Beetle The Bard, Quidditch Through The Ages and such , Harry Potter World and Harry Potter Studios where built the fandom was on a super high. Then Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Arrived, then illustrated editions came out, house editions came out, Fantastic Beasts appeared and my head officially exploded and not in excitement. 

Where does it end? When does it all just stop? As a fandom Harry Potter has reached people around the planet, it's still reaching new generations which is amazing but I just feel it needs to stop. An extension of the Harry Potter world has been a hell of a fun ride but how far can you go before it waters down the magic that is Harry Potter and sadly I feel that the magic has slowly been eradicated. 

I know its making billions and billions a year but it now just feels like how much money can we make out of this franchise . I know I will be in the minority and I understand that. I am open to all opinions, so I hope you respect mine. Lets chat in the comments below!

7 Spring Releases I would wrestle a Bear for!


It is officially the first day of Spring and a miracle has happened and its actually nice out! I am so excited for warmer weather, longer days and blooming flowers. But I am also super excited for Spring Book Releases. At the top of my list is 7 releases I need to get my hands on, like now! For me Spring releases is books released in March, April and May. So without further ado here is my most anticipated Spring releases 2018!


1) With This Man (This Man #4) by Jodi Ellen Malpas- With This Man officially releases in the US today and releases in the UK in a matter of days and the excitement is real!! I adore Jodi and all her books but the This Man series is my favourite and I can't wait for Jesse and Ava's final chapter!


2) Verona Blood (California Blood #1) by Lili St Germain- Releases March 31st 2018- I just recently discovered this book and it skyrocketed up my TBR. Its a Dark Romance modern re telling of Romeo and Juliet set in the underbelly of San Francisco. Yes, sign me right up!

3) My Lady's Choosing: An Interactive Romance Novel by Kitty Curran, Larissa Zageris- Releases April 3rd 2018-This book is a pick your own path, 18th century based novel that sounds like so much fun. What will be the heroines fate? Its up to ME! YES!!!


4)Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett- Releases April 3rd 2018- It is the only YA book on this list and one I am highly anticipating. After reading Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett I knew I had to pick up her next book. I don't know too much about it but what I do know has me excited.


5) The World of All Souls: A Complete Guide to A Discovery of Witches, Shadow of Night, and the Book of Life (All Souls Trilogy Companion) by Deborah Harkness - Releases May 8th 2018- The excitement for this book is real to space and back. The All Souls Trilogy is my favourite trilogy of all time and I need this companion book like now! It just has so much:

"In The World of All Souls, Harkness shares the rich sources of inspiration behind her bewitching novels. She draws together synopses, character bios, maps, recipes, and even the science behind creatures, magic, and alchemy--all with her signature historian's touch. Bursting with fascinating facts and dazzling artwork, this essential handbook is a must-have for longtime fans and eager newcomers alike" SOURCE


6) The Controversial Princess (Smoke & Mirrors #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas- Releases May 22nd 2018- Yes another Jodi book on this list and again I am so excited for it. English Royalty meets Hollywood Royalty in a scandalous romance! Also its adapt its releasing in May (Prince Harry & Meghan Markle get married in May)

7)The Wright Love (Wright Love Duet #1) by K.A. Linde - Part one release May 15th & Part two releases May 29th- These are the final books in a companion series about the Wright Siblings and the final book focuses on Sutton who gets two parts to her story. I really enjoy this adult contemporary series and cant wait to finish it this spring. 


What Spring Releases Are You Looking Forward to? Let's Chat 
In The Comments!

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

January Book Haul 2018


Stacking The Shelves is weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews 

Yay to my first book haul of the year :) I have been meaning to do a haul all January but kept putting it of. So grab a cuppa and check out all 25 books I either brought or received for review in JANUARY!



*Angel's Halo (Angel's Halo MC #1) by Terri Anne Browning- Adult Contemporary Romance MC novel- Downloaded Ebook- FREE on Amazon Kindle (free at time of this post- please check before purchasing)- I am really getting into romance books surrounding motorcycle clubs and this one I found for free. 💬 If you have suggestions on good MC romances leave me them in the comments below.

*Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn- Adult Contemporary Rom-Com- Downloaded Ebook - KINDLE UNLIMITED - This is a recent release and I saw a review of Three Blind Dates on Michelle @ Book Briefs blog (review) and she really liked it and it sounded good so I went in search of it and found it on Kindle Unlimited. I highly recommend Kindle Unlimited it is well worth the money and has so many books I want to read available on it.

*Withering Hope by Layla Hagen- New Adult Contemporary Romance - Downloaded Ebook when FREE, currently back to full price.

*Show Me The Way (Fight For Me #1) by AL Jackson- Adult Contemporary Romance - Downloaded Ebook - KINDLE UNLIMITED - This is the first book in a companion series and I want to read the next book coming out this month (check out more February Releases I am excited for here ) and as I like to read books in publication order I had to check this out.

*A Harmless Little Game (Harmless #1) by Meli Raine- Dark Adult Romance Suspense Novel- Downloaded Ebook - KINDLE UNLIMITED

*Let It Byrne (Byrne Brothers #1) by Holly Hart- Dark Adult Romance - Downloaded Ebook - KINDLE UNLIMITED


*Off Limits by Clare ConnellyRules (Hard Raiders MC #1) by Anne Marsh- Adult Contemporary Romance Erotica/ Adult Contemporary Romance - Brought PAPERBACK bindup- This is Harlequin/ Mills & Boons new Dare books which are sexy romances of which four release each month. I picked up a bind up of two of February's picks.

*The Beau & The Belle by R S. Grey- New Adult/Adult contemporary romance - Received e arc VIA author for review - I have read this one and my review is coming this week.

*Bad For You (Dirty Deeds #3) by J.Daniels- Adult Contemporary Romance - Received e arc for review - I have already read and reviewed Bad For You. Check out my review here

*Standing Sideways by J.Lynn Bailey- YA Romance- Received e arc for review - Review coming Feb 12th as part of blog tour

*Beautiful Broken Hearts by Kami Garcia- YA Contemporary Romance - Releases 6th Feb- Received e arc for review - Review coming next week as part of a blog tour

*The Exact Opposite Of Okay by Laura Steven- YA - Releases March 8th VIA Electric Monkey -Received e arc for review


*Away From Me by Sophie Oak- Adult Erotica Romance Novella - Received e book for review - Review coming next week as part of a blog tour

*Big Bones by Laura Dockrill- YA Contemporary - Releases March 8th VIA Hot Key Books - Received e arc for review

*Moonlight Sins (de Vincent #1) by Jennifer L Armentrout- New Adult/Adult contemporary romance - Downloaded Ebook

*The Upside To Being Single by Emma Hart- Adult Contemporary Romance - Downloaded Ebook



*Vicious Cycle Series by Katie Ashely- Adult Contemporary Romance MC- Downloaded Ebook - I read the first two books in this series last week and loved them and I am currently reading the last one. I highly recommend them if you like MC books.

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*Things I'm Seeing Without You by Peter Bognanni- YA Contemporary - Received proof for review

I won $40 worth of books from Book Depository VIA Rachel @ Fiktshun below is the four books I picked. Thank you Rachel.


Lord Of Shadows (The Dark Artifices #2) by Cassandra Clare- YA Urban Fantasy - I still need this read this series, I own the first one and now the second so I have no excuse.


*By Your side by Kasie West- YA Contemporary Romance - I have been wanting to read this book since it released last year and now I finally have a copy to read. 


Boomerang (Boomerang #1) by Noelle August- New Adult Contemporary Romance -  This is one I have been wanting to read for a few years so decided to finally get it.


The Chaos Of Standing Still by Jessica Brody- YA Contemporary Romance - This is a newer release and it's one I am excited to have my hands on. 


*The Ice Garden by Guy Jones- Middle Grade- Brought PAPERBACK - This was a cover buy,  just look at it!! 

💬 So that was my long book haul, what books have you got recently?