Review – Hate 2 Lovers by K Webster & J D Hollyfield @kristiwebster @jdhollyfield @indiesagepromo

Hate 2 Lovers

by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romantic Comedy

 

Hate 2 lovers.jpg***This is book two in the series. It is best if you read book one first to fully understand this couple’s story.***

She hates him and his big head.
He likes her and her big t*ts.

She hates him because she somehow ends up naked every time she sees him.
He likes her because she somehow ends up naked every time he sees her.

She hates him because the big oaf knocked her up with his kid.
He likes her because she’s carrying his child.

She hates the way he gets inside her head.
He likes the way she lets him see glimpses of her heart.

Andie: I hate you.
Roman: I know…but I’m going to change that.

 

review

Oh my goodness, but this book is exhausting!  I didn’t like Andie in the previous book, and I think that I used the phrase “full tilt crazy” when describing what I thought that her book would be like.  And from that point of view, it really didn’t disappoint.

I confess that this book left me a bit in two minds.  Roman was a delightful character to read.  Now don’t misunderstand – I don’t mean that in a cutesy way, oh no.  I mean that he was complex, funny and completely besotted with Andie.

But her?  I didn’t really take to her.  She lost her temper.  All. The. Time.  And at times, it got just a little wearing.  This seemed to ease off after a while, and I was grateful for this, because it allowed me to enjoy the story all the more.

I did enjoy the story, I just wish the authors had turned the volume down on Andie a little.  The pacing was good, the plot solid, and the characters entertaining.

I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.

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About the author

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

You can easily find K Webster on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and Goodreads!

 

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Author JD Hollyfield

J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer and first-time author. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or playing around with her husband, son and three doxies, she’s relaxing with her nose in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own story to life. Life in a Rut, Love not Included is her first novel. Hollyfield lives in the Midwest, and is currently at work on her next book.

 

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Review – Third & Long by Kata Cuic @authorkatacuic

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Third & Long by Kata Cuic
Publication date: April 9th 2017
Genres: Sports, Contemporary, Romance

Third and long.jpgNot everyone plays by the rules.

Eva Papageorgiou has it all: the popularity that always felt so elusive in high school, looks that men can’t ignore, and a boyfriend that other women covet. She’s gorgeous, powerful; she has the world at her fingertips.

And it’s all a lie.

The problem with living a lie is how easy it is to forget who you’re lying to. Eva’s time to withdraw into the shadows has expired, courtesy of Rob’s rising fame. Her only option is to hide in plain sight.
Amid all the chaos, Rob is her safe escape from it all. They continue to be stronger together than they ever could be on their own.
Until being together is what tears them apart.

Rob Falls has everything he’s ever wanted: his dream girl, a winning team, respect from everyone. He’s at the top of his game, with a Heisman nod on the horizon, and the potential to be a first-round draft pick.

And it’s all crumbling before his eyes.

The mounting pressure of being an athlete at the next level while doing all he can to protect Eva takes its toll. He doesn’t sleep enough, he worries constantly, and he’s torn wanting to be in two places at once.

Rob never imagined the day he’d have to choose between fame and love.

Sometimes life makes choices for us.

With the game and their hearts on the line, will Rob and Eva keep their secrets hidden? Or will they reveal everything to each other, to themselves, to the world…only to lose it all?

review

This is one of those stories where I am genuinely torn about this review.

On the one hand, I have grown to love these characters over the course of the previous two books.  I really felt like this volume would be a stepping stone to the happy every after that I want for the pair.

On the other hand however, there were elements of this book that I really, really struggled with.  The sorority house in particular.  I have been so invested in this pair’s story, that I felt the perceived betrayal at a personal level.

But the heart wrenching part of this was watching them fall apart on so many levels.  It was almost too much.

And if I’m completely honest, this one felt over long; a little as though we were being dragged over the coals in an unnecessarily extended manner.

That said, I need the concluding volume.  I need to see what happens.  And if they don’t get the HEA I hope for?  Let’s just say I hope it doesn’t come to that.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

Kata lives in the greater Pittsburgh, PA region with her husband and three children. When she isn’t writing or rewriting or editing or staring at the infuriating blinking cursor on her screen, she’s reading. This tends to be a point of contention with the aforementioned family since Kata can’t put a book down once she reads the first line. It’s all or nothing in a matter of hours. Binge reading tends to be detrimental to domestic goddess/supermom duties. Caffeine, wine, and natural insomnia are constant bolsters in the pursuit of getting everything done.

She has a degree in Linguistics and is, in fact, fluent in several American English dialects including Pittsburghese and sarcasm. She’s eternally grateful to be a part of the last generation to go through college without social media documenting the entire ordeal.

All she wanted was to write a story she couldn’t get out of her head. Unfortunately, things in life tend to snowball faster than her husband on the mountain at a ski resort. After penning her first book which turned into three separate manuscripts in a series, she realized she might have a problem. Life hasn’t been the same since.

She loves long walks on the beach, romantic candlelight dinners, and holding hands. Just kidding. Her true loves are football, steak and Buffalo wings, the occasional blizzard, bonfires with friends and family, and learning new things.

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Review & #giveaway – Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell @CrystalKaswell @xpressotours

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Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell
(Dangerous Noise #3)
Publication date: March 30th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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I’m married to a rock star.
And I don’t even know his last name.

Bella
There’s a tall, tattooed man in my bed.
Not any tall, tattooed man.
He’s a rock star.
A sex god.
And now he’s my husband.
Last night, I married Joel.
It’s ridiculous. I’m a good girl. I don’t get into trouble. I don’t look twice at bad boys.
I can’t stay married to a rock star.
But there’s something about Joel. Not just the way his green eyes light up when he smiles, or the way he makes me laugh, or the way he makes me shake with pleasure–
I’m not sure I can walk away.

Joel
Bella Chase is a challenge.
With the tight bun and the cute cardigan, she’s as prim and proper as they come.
My only plan for the night is getting her under me, screaming my name.
Filling her with so much pleasure she begs me to stop.
I didn’t plan on marrying her.
But now that she’s my wife, I’m not about to let her go.

review

You know what? Even though this plot line might be kinda sorta familiar to you, i liked it.  Yes, it was somewhat frustrating.  Yes, if the characters had simply had an honest conversation with each other, this book would have been about 80 pages long.

And yet…

There is something about these characters which fashioned a connection to me as a reader, in a way which simply didn’t happen with the previous book which I read from this author.

I really enjoyed the tentative, gentle nature of the developing relationship between these two; the second guessing; the hidden hope.   The more explicit nature of their relationship actually detracted from this a little, but nevertheless, this was a decent story which had me hooked from the very beginning.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy  of this book.

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Crystal Kaswell writes scorching hot new adult romance. When she isn’t writing, she is chain drinking tea, binge watching Law and Order, practicing yoga, or debating which fictional character would be the best in bed. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.

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