Campus King by Mickey Miller (non spoiler review)

Date Started: January 3rd 2021
Date Finished: January 8th 2021

Characters: Charlotte & Colin

Rating: 🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

Synopsis:

Charlotte:

Colin West is a Football superstar. Campus legend. My first kiss.
My first everything, actually.
And the first man I grew to hate.
And now, thanks to a last second housing switch…
My roommate for senior year of college.

When a surprise leaves me without an apartment senior year, I’m forced to look for a new housing situation.
Luckily one comes up that’s affordable, in a perfect location.
The catch?
It’s in the jock house.
Yeah, there’s me, a girl, and three guys on the football team.

The other catch?
One of those guys is Colin West, who has transferred into Greene this year.
After our high school romance, we didn’t exactly have a happy parting of ways.
Now he wants me back, but being with a guy like him is the last thing on my mind this year.

I never thought I’d see a man like Colin fall so hard for someone.
And I certainly never thought that someone would be me.

I’ve just got to decide if the Campus King is for real, or if he just wants what he can’t have.

Review: For a enemies to lovers college sports romance, I gotta say that Charlotte and Colin’s story was not just full of funny banter, intelligent moments or the sizzling love scenes,
But with a HEA ending that you typically get with a Mickey Miller book.

        Happy Reading Everyone 💙

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2020 Reading Round Up

This year was one to remember in my reading life so I read some that made this list, some that were okay and just ones I want to forget but was glad to have a chance to at least try out this year. With further ado… Here is my fave reads that made the cut.

Top 10 Standalones:

1: A Cut So Deep ~ Dani René (Dark Romance)
2: Sexiled ~ Mickey Miller (College Sports Romance)
3: Lock Every Door ~ Riley Sager (Thriller)
4: Black Ice ~ Mickey Miller (not his usual style)
5: IOU ~ Kristy Marie (Romance)
6: Subscriber Wars ~ Kristy Marie (Romance)
7: Home Before Dark ~ Riley Sager (Thriller)
8: Wicked Princess (RHA #3) ~ A. Jade (Bianca’s Book) (Romance)
9: Broken Kingdom (RHA #4) ~ A. Jade (Romance)
10: The Wives ~ Tarryn Fisher (psychological thriller)

Non Fiction (only one I read this year):

1: You’re Never Weird On The Internet (Almost) ~ Felicia Day

Top Fave Series:
1: Royal Hearts Academy Series (Books 2-4 should be read in order) by A. Jade/Ashley Jade (Cruel Prince was released in 2019) – Ruthless Knight, Wicked Princess & Broken Kingdom
2: Forever You Series (Books 1-3 all Standalones) by Mickey Miller – Hate Mates, Kiss King & Sexiled

Tune in to the year 2021 to find out what new reads I will encounter.

BTW: I read a total of 33 books in all this year. Hope to read more in the coming year.

Campus King by Mickey Miller 💙Cover Reveal💙

It’s time for a Cover Reveal!

Introducing Campus King, Coming January 8th, 2021 to Amazon Kindle Unlimited!!!

Mickey Miller presents, a brand new, standalone dom-com romance with an HEA.

Blurb for Campus King:

Charlotte:

Colin West is a Football superstar. Campus legend. My first kiss.
My first everything, actually.
And the first man I grew to hate.
And now, thanks to a last second housing switch…
My roommate for senior year of college.

When a surprise leaves me without an apartment senior year, I’m forced to look for a new housing situation.
Luckily one comes up that’s affordable, in a perfect location.
The catch?
It’s in the jock house.
Yeah, there’s me, a girl, and three guys on the football team.

The other catch?
One of those guys is Colin West, who has transferred into Greene this year.
After our high school romance, we didn’t exactly have a happy parting of ways.
Now he wants me back, but being with a guy like him is the last thing on my mind this year.

I never thought I’d see a man like Colin fall so hard for someone.
And I certainly never thought that someone would be me.

I’ve just got to decide if the Campus King is for real, or if he just wants what he can’t have.

To sum up: Another Classic Mickey Miller dom-com romance will whisk you away on January 8th

Tropes: Football, Sports/Jock, Second Chance, Forced Proximity, Enemies to Lovers. Standalone with no cliffhanger. HEA.

Add Campus King on Goodreads to your 2021 TBR:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/56471252-campus-king?from_search=true&from_srp=true&qid=ZZDHclr6Bf&rank=3

Here’s to 2021!

Cover Design: Lori @lorilovesbookjackson
Photography: Wander @wanderaguiar_photography
Model: Blake Carr @blakejcarr

Broken Kingdom (Royal Hearts Academy #4) By A. Jade (non spoiler review)

Date Started: August 30th 2020
Date Finished: December 20th 2020

Characters: Oakley & Bianca

Rating: 5 🌟 s

Synopsis:

Welcome to their kingdom… 

They say you’re happy now. 
That you can’t remember anything from your past and it’s for the best. 
They told me if I cared about you I’d stay far away and leave you alone for good. 
Because you’re getting married to a man you love. 

Only problem is… 
you loved me first. 

This is the 4th and FINAL book in the Royal Hearts Academy series. Cruel Prince (Jace and Dylan’s book) , Ruthless Knight (Cole and Sawyer’s book), and Wicked Princess should be read first for a better understanding of the family dynamic.

My Review: OMG! Bianca and Oakley’s relationship was everything and more. If you haven’t read it yet you really should pick it up because you won’t regret it. Bravo Ashley for the best ending to this series.

        Happy Reading Everyone 💙

The Play Mate By Kendall Ryan (non spoiler review)

Date Started: November 22nd 2020
Date Finished: November 23rd 2020

Characters: Smith & Evie

Rating: 5 🌟 s

Synopsis:

His best friend’s little sister is all grown up … and ready to play in a whole new way. 

Smith Hamilton has it all—he’s smart, good-looking and loaded. But he remembers a time when he had nothing and no one, so he’s not about to mess up, especially with his best friend’s little sister. That means keeping Evie at arm’s length … even though the once pesky little girl is now a buxom bombshell. A sexy blonde who pushes his self-control to the limit the night she crawls into bed with him. 

Evie Reed knows she’s blessed—with an exclusive education, a family who loves her, and a new job managing social media for her family’s lingerie company. But she wants more, like a reason to wear the sexy lingerie herself. She has just the man in mind to help with that. She’s crushed on Smith forever. Surely tricking her way into his bed will force him to see her in a new, adult way. 

Except that when Evie’s plan leads to disaster, she and Smith must decide—ignore the attraction sizzling between them, or become play mates and risk it all. 

Don’t miss this sexy friends-to-lovers romp—get your copy of The Play Mate today! This is book 2 in the Roommates series from NY Times bestseller Kendall Ryan, but each book can be read as a complete standalone as they all feature brand new couples to fall in love with.

Review: Smith and Evie’s story had me sucked in from the beginning. In order to see what I mean, you have to pick it up. It had everything that I love in a story, couples finding a way to be together no matter what the cost or what their family doesn’t approve of especially the brother who doesn’t want the heroine to get hurt by their best guy friend. So I’ll end right there. Highly recommend.

     Happy Reading Everyone 💙

My Dark Vanessa By Kate Elizabeth Russell (non spoiler review)

Date Started: September 4th 2020
Date Finished: November 21st 2020

Characters: Vanessa Wye

Rating: 3 🌟 s

Synopsis:

Exploring the psychological dynamics of the relationship between a precocious yet naïve teenage girl and her magnetic and manipulative teacher, a brilliant, all-consuming read that marks the explosive debut of an extraordinary new writer.

2000. Bright, ambitious, and yearning for adulthood, fifteen-year-old Vanessa Wye becomes entangled in an affair with Jacob Strane, her magnetic and guileful forty-two-year-old English teacher. 

2017. Amid the rising wave of allegations against powerful men, a reckoning is coming due. Strane has been accused of sexual abuse by a former student, who reaches out to Vanessa, and now Vanessa suddenly finds herself facing an impossible choice: remain silent, firm in the belief that her teenage self willingly engaged in this relationship, or redefine herself and the events of her past. But how can Vanessa reject her first love, the man who fundamentally transformed her and has been a persistent presence in her life? Is it possible that the man she loved as a teenager—and who professed to worship only her—may be far different from what she has always believed?

Alternating between Vanessa’s present and her past, My Dark Vanessa juxtaposes memory and trauma with the breathless excitement of a teenage girl discovering the power her own body can wield. Thought-provoking and impossible to put down, this is a masterful portrayal of troubled adolescence and its repercussions that raises vital questions about agency, consent, complicity, and victimhood. Written with the haunting intimacy of The Girls and the creeping intensity of RoomMy Dark Vanessa is an era-defining novel that brilliantly captures and reflects the shifting cultural mores transforming our relationships and society itself. 

Review: I gave this book 3 stars not just because it took me over 2 months to read it but because it was an okay read with some dark elements that could cause triggers if you’ve been through it in your lifetime so take caution when you read this book. But overall it was educational in the fictional sense.

Disclaimer: Not every book is for everyone so take this into inconsideration if you choose to read this or not.

Home Before Dark by Riley Sager (non spoiler review)

Date Started: October 11th 2020
Date Finished: October 30th 2020

Characters: Maggie & Ewan

Rating: 5 👻🏚

Synopsis (not my description):
In the latest thriller from New York Times bestseller Riley Sager, a woman returns to the house made famous by her father’s bestselling horror memoir. Is the place really haunted by evil forces, as her father claimed? Or are there more earthbound—and dangerous—secrets hidden within its walls?

Review: First off this has dual perspectives where it switches between the past and present day. At first going in, I was clueless and was ready for a thrill ride and that’s what I got with this book and I gotta say I wasn’t expecting  this story to end like it did but as the saying goes nothing is the way it seems and it was just that. Highly recommend if you love stories with a spook element amongst other supernatural elements mixed in. One of the best books I’ve read this year. Will it be a contender for one of the best thrillers of the year? You have to tune in at the end of the year to find out if it makes my list. Until then…

       Happy Reading Everyone 🎃

Subscriber Wars (ARC) by Kristy Marie (non spoiler review)

Date Started: September 26th 2020
Date Finished: September 27th 2020

Characters: Valentina & Sebastian

Rating: 5 🌟 s

Synopsis:

Blurb:
I can explain.
Kind of.
I realize the wig and makeup don’t help my case, but that’s not the point.
The point is, Sebastian came at me first.
He’s the one who started this war, but I’m the one who finished it.
I’m not even sorry about it.
Fine. Maybe I am. A little.
That’s the only explanation as to why I just agreed to play his fake girlfriend so he—we—can
win a million dollars in the hottest reality show contest ever filmed on campus.
Don’t get it wrong though, Sebastian and I may look like we love each other, but everyone
knows reality TV is nothing but scripted lies and staged kisses.

Review: Kristy has gone and done it again. This book had me in stitches most of the time and even made me cry in certain places. But overall I loved Valentina’s and Sebastian’s crazy chemistry with one another and to top it all off it also had a crossover from some of our favorite characters in the commander series which made it more spectacular than it already was in the beginning. Don’t just take my word for it, one click it as a pre-order now or one click it when it releases on September 30th because I’ll just tell you this, you seriously won’t regret it.

Happy Reading Everyone 💙

💖 September TBR 2020💖

Here’s my list of potential to be read books of the month (subject to change but hopefully to stay) :

September list:

My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

ARCs releasing this month that I will be reading:

Rookie Moves by Tarrah Anders
Subscriber Wars by Kristy Marie
Rise by Karina Bliss (Netgalley ARC)

Happy Reading Everyone 💙

💖 August Wrap Up 2020💖

I read less than what I listed in my tbr blog post at the beginning of the month but overall I enjoyed every single book I’ve read 3 ARCs and 1 Non ARC … Here’s my August wrap-up…

1) Uncovered (ARC) by L.M. Mountford – Date Started: July 25th & Date Finished: August 13th – 4 Stars

2) Wicked Princess (ARC) by A. Jade – Date Started: August 14th & Date Finished: August 14th – 5 Stars

3) Beauty and the Beast (ARC) (part of Dark Fairy Tales Anthology by Various Authors (story contribution by Willow Winters) – Date Started: August 22nd & Date Finished: August 22nd – 5 Stars

4) Lock Every Door by Riley Sager – Date Started: August 27th & Date Finished August 27th – 5 Stars

  Happy Reading Everyone 💙