Wait for you; Wait for you #1, by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Some things are worth waiting for…

Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

God this book hit me right in the feels on so many levels. If you’re looking for lots of hot sex than this might not be what you’re looking for; although it definitely has some great scenes. Avery is a rape victim and you read how it affects her after she moves away for college. Cam has some stuff to work through as well and together they take on the world. The characters were realistic, has a sense of self-preservation and I really liked that. Cam and Avery find themselves in lots of different situations and it makes the book dynamic and interesting. The fact that they’re not a couple right from the start, there’s a quite a lot of push and pull, gives both of them time to consider things and to think everything through. So when they finally get together for real they’re both completely invested.

(THERE’S A CAMERON POV, DON’T MISS IT look below)

Roping the Cowboy; Circle B Ranch #0.5, by Kennedy Fox

An unforgettable one-night stand filled with heat and passion starts the unraveling of a love-hate feud between a small-town baker and an arrogant cowboy.

When Katarina shows up at the Circle B Ranch Bed & Breakfast to serve her new gluten-free, sugar-free, organic pastries, Braxton decides to make her life hell for kicking him out the next morning and then pretending he never existed.

First step, make fun of her tasteless muffins.
Second step, get revenge.

Soon the duo are at each other’s throats, getting even until things go too far and the chemistry burns too hot.

Kat claims their night together meant nothing.
He’s determined to prove her wrong.

Alright I’ll just admit it. I was hella dissapointed because it’s such a short book. I really doesn’t leave much room for falling in love or real dynamic. It’s cute, don’t get me wrong, but just way too short. I feel like they could’ve done so much more with this story.

Great to see Colton again though and Mila as well.

Falling for the Cowboy; Bedtime reads #3, by Kennedy Fox

Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a… well, you get the picture.

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away.

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men — with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed — which is something I’ll be avoiding.

Being a professional photographer has many perks — traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at — but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable.

And ignoring him will be impossible.

Cute story, well written, but a little boring. It starts out real nice with spilled coffee and opened jeans. They don’t like each other from the start (or at least they think that), but that turns to friendship and romance. 

She has to leave quite fast and if this was real life I’d probably be pissed at her for falling in love so fast, but hey, this is fiction and so it was cute. They’ve got some real passion and he doesn’t mind reminding her of just how beautiful she really is.

The proposal is cute as hell too, and I can’t wait to read about Colton’s friend Braxton in ‘Roping the Cowboy’.

In this series

Belong to you; Cole #1, by Vi Keeland

My honeymoon was almost everything I dreamed it would be, a tropical paradise, turquoise water, romantic walks on the beach, and loads and loads of mind shattering sex. The only thing missing was the groom.

After seven years of coasting through a relationship with Michael, my senses were numb. A week of passion with a stranger was just what I needed to clear my head and take back control of my life. But how do you move on when the man that was only supposed to be a fling somehow seeps into your soul and steals your heart?

Mom: ‘so should I be worried about the man you’re seeing’

‘yes mom, he makes *spoiler* and has control issues’ 

About sums up the whole book, a great book; don’t get me wrong. I just don’t understand the whole possessive thing and especially towards the end it got a bit much. He was a little overwhelming, but I liked their relationship non the less.

I’m a bit torn over the start, because had he been ugly, his behavior would’ve seemed sleezy.

I haven’t decided whether to read the next book because I fucking hate it when writers mess up a happy ending; like this is supposed to be fun, if I wanted dissapointment I’d read my own diary.

I’m probably going to though, because I’m a glutton for pain and Jake’s abs, so wish me luck

Chasing him; Bishop Brothers #3, by Kennedy Fox

John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad.
Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless.

Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all.

That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting — except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession.

Mila Carmichael has many talents — making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player.

Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation.

But that’s only the beginning.

While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans — one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.

One of my favorites from this series, chasing him is an easy read. It’s funny, witty, sexy and what the hell more do you want. 

I really like the fact that Mila isn’t throwing herself at John’s feet the second they meet; she keeps it profesh. But that’s not the only reason Mila is a great main character; she’s sassy, doesn’t take shit from anyone and knows what she wants; if I was bi I’d probably be half in love with her by now. She’s just so fucking confident; she knows who she is and it almost turns me on.

And then the cowboy of the story, who isn’t really a cowboy. John’s the serious twin, the vegetables to Jackson’s fries and with a baby comes responsibility; and boy does he know it. I’ll admit that I was at times a bit confused regarding his relationship with Bailey, I honestly thought they just hooked up or something. 

His relationship with Mila however, is crystal clear; teasing little thing that she is. He wants her, but he doesn’t want to want her. And honestly; I’m proud of him, he kept his feelings at bay for quite a long time. He’s closed off, and we all get that, but after a few weeks of banter and Mila’s quick wit he can no longer resist.

After that it cools down for a while only to burn brighter than ever before and then they’re inseparable for the rest of their lives. Like sticky babygoo in hair.

Vi Keeland

Series:

Cole,
He has more than enough experience for both of them

The Rush Series,
More and more…

Stand alones:

Bossman, by Vi Keeland

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression. I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date. He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.Continue reading “Bossman, by Vi Keeland”

With Penelope Ward

Bossman, by Vi Keeland

The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.

I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.

He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.

So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.

When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.

I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room. Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.

When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.

But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.

My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.

When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.

I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…

God I love this book, I think I read it about six times already. While office romances in general are a good way to get me going, this book is like a ticking time bomb. It starts out all flirty and cute and then it explodes into one big hot mess. AND BY THEN YOU’RE ONLY HALFWAY THROUGH THE BOOK. 

The tension resurfaces and by the time the Chase pov comes around you’re in love and you just can’t stop reading. 

There are not a lot of books that top this one. I’ll make that a top *number* I think; books that come close to Bossman, yeah that sounds like a plan.

But seriously, office romances have the tendency to be sleezy or boring, but this one definitely is not, thanks to the fact that both characters have an interesting history and plenty funny side characters.

A must read, don’t want too long.

(AND THAT NIPPLE RING HOLY DAMN)

Falling for the Badboy; Bedtime reads #1, by Kennedy Fox

Never trust a man who answers the door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should’ve been my first sign.

I write about guys like him for a living — sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic f*ckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks — traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head — but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

Meeting him was fate, but falling for him was inevitable.
And forgetting him will be impossible.

Fucking bawled my eyes out during this book, both from laughter and sadness. It start out really great; with him shirtless and quick banter. From that point forward their relationship is an emotional whirlwind of everything great and cute and sexy and sad.

Although I thought she kind of acted like an ass sometimes, he didn’t seem to mind; and dished it right back. 

I would’ve liked to know a bit more about her history, in addition to the only flashback we got. Why is she so afraid to start a relationship? and how is it related to her father, I really missed that. It was an absolutely amazing book and you should really check out the audio version as well.

In this series

Kennedy Fox

If you’re looking for cowboys, you can stop searching, because Kennedy Fox has written some masterpieces on the subject. But they (it’s a duo) don’t stop there, there’s bad boys, players just you wait and see. They don’t really dive deep beneath the emotional surface, but just enough to keep your attention. Her most emotional book, in my opinion, is Falling for the Bad Boy, and I liked that one the best as well. A lot of the stories are connected, so pay attention to the side characters, because there might just be a book about them.

Series:

Bedtime Reads,
Caution: do not open in crowded areas

The Bishop Brothers,
Safe a horse…

Circle B Ranch,
…ride a cowboy

Sara Ney

Sara Ney is one of my favorite authors regarding college novels, but the bachelor basterds are definitely worth checking out. It’s contemporary, but her characters develop quite a bit over the course of the book; which I really like. Toxic friends are dropped, confidence can’t be stopped. Her character are also really tuned in and realistic, which I appechiate as well. My personal favorite are the douchebag series tho; wrestlers dropping their guard and their pants.

Series:

How to Date a Douchebag,
“You asshole,” she screamed.
“Don’t stop,” she moaned

The Bachelors Club,
Bachelors, until the last one standing.

Bachelor Boss; The Bachelors Club #2, Sara Ney

What is The Bachelors Club? It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have. Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified. We’re ineligible bachelors, bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually. So committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain singleContinue reading “Bachelor Boss; The Bachelors Club #2, Sara Ney”

Piper Rayne

If you’re into guys, then this is a writer you should definitely check out. It’s as simple as that, they (it’s a duo) have written so many different series that there is bound to be something in there for you. The stories don’t really run deeper than cheating exes and annoying parents; but who gives a crap. It’s cute, it’s romantic and you can snack the books like little raisins.

Series:

Blue Collar Brothers,
They’re hot, they’re muscular and on the right side of the law

White Collar Cousins,
Cousins to the famous Blue Collar Brothers, these guys are bound to make you white-hot with their iron spike

Single Dads Club,
Single; but not for long

Flirting with fire; Blue Collar Brothers #1, by Piper Rayne

Everyone knows that if you play with fire you’ll end up getting burned…

What happens when you attend a first responder’s bachelor auction with your best friends? Well, if your name is Madison Kelly like me, your friends end up bidding on a date for you with your high school crush.

That’s right. Even back when I was ‘Fatty Maddie’ to all my classmates, I had eyes for the quarterback of our football team. Not like I was the only one.

Mauro Bianco may fight fires for a living, but he still sets my heart ablaze. One look at the rugged, muscular man he’s turned into and I want to slide down his pole.

One date. That’s all I’m committed to. A few hours and I can tuck him back into that tattered old shoebox in my closet.

As always, the universe has other plans. I never would’ve predicted that in a matter of days he’d turn from my dream guy into my business partner — and that’s when things got interesting.

Okay so I kinda got like Romeo and Juliet vibes while reading this. And not in the our-families-dont-like-each-other-way, but as in; we got together way to quickly and now we’re married.
I also had kind of an issue with the fact that she had a childhood crush on him, I would’ve like to see her let him chase her a little more, because it still felt like she kinda put him on a pedestal. Could be just me though, because the book made some fastforwards of a few weeks. Also, what’s with the self-loathing, I hate it. And sure we all do it, but I read because I want to escape real life not to relive it. Although he is, in my opinion, a bit to harsh by saying she doesn’t have an opinion of her own, she needs to learn that standing up for yourself does not equal being mean.

I would’ve liked the book better if she had, in addition to good looks, also gained a bit more self-confidence :))

So that’s more than enough negative stuff, let move on to the good stuff (hehehehehe).
Absolutely loved the way he planned their first real date, real cute mate. Also, you get to know his brothers quite well; which is nice because the following two books are about them (and Maddie’s friends). Feel a bit weird saying this, but the romantic scenes were quite alright; safe but good.

In this series

Crushing on the cop; Blue Collar Brothers #2, by Piper Rayne

Cristian Bianco has two things against him — he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District… meaning my dad is his boss.

Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.

Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.

Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me — a problem.

Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way — by locking my wrists to his headboard.

Great book, love the dinamic between the two. Poor waiter though, lol. I really liked how he didn’t shy away from his feelings as soon as he realised he had them. I would’ve like to see a bit more of Vanessa’s past or something, but a great book altogether. And man, when he pushed her against that wall… Cristian is a damn good guy in everyday life, but a naughty one between the sheets; best combination ever.

What I didn’t like is the fact that Vannessa plays the victim so often. She acts as though her life is the worst, and although I’ll admit it’s not exactly pleasant, she doesn’t really seem to put in much work to make it better. It often feels like she’s not even trying to enjoy it, with the way she blows of Cristian, who’s never been anything but good to her.
Dating your boss’ daughter always makes for a good story and this one didn’t dissapoint, although her dad didn’t really make a big deal out of. I liked how Cristian handled himself around her dad too, respectful but with an unwaivering hand on Van’s thigh ;))
Oh and I almost forget about the mudmarathon, god love me that was good.

In this series

Engaged to the EMT; Blue Collar Brothers #3, by Piper Rayne

Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.

He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world would kill for a chance to be with him.

Men like Luca are good for one thing only — a one-night stand — not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.

That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.

The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.

What’s that saying? Love is blind?

Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

Sooo I didn’t really get the whole childhood crush he had, because I felt like they made that up halfway throughout the book, but man I really couldn’t care less. I love fake relationship stuff and they were perfection. And when he stuck up for her at her parents, ffing perfect. Luca doesn’t take shit when it’s about his ladyfriend. I did however feel like they got married way to fast, but maybe that’s just me and my commitment issues talking.
Really like the fact that you get glimpses of his older brothers and their loved ones as well, really ties the series together.

In this series

Wild steamy hook-up; White Collar Cousins #3, by Piper Rayne

It was never my plan to wake up in a Vegas hotel room as Dominic Mancini’s WIFE. The man has brought me nothing but heartache since I was sixteen.

At least we agree on one thing—a quickie annulment and we can both get on with our lives. I can go back to teaching little girls to dance and he can go back to making millions on Wall Street.

But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. It follows you right into an ambush by your Italian Mamas who deliver Oscar-worthy performances when heaping on the guilt.

So, we do what any good Italian kids would do. We secretly agree to pretend to give marriage a try.

But our easy solution morphs into a convoluted mess and leaves us wondering—is it safe to bet on each other?

So it was quite a while since I read the second book in this series and maybe that’s the reason I got kinda confused at times. It’s either that or the fact that I finished this after midnight. But I just couldn’t figure out what they were to each other, because at first I thought they were family friends, then it was all of a sudden revealed that he took her virginity and after that I kinda lost track.
I also never really got the whole Vegas thing, but maybe I’ve just never been smashed enough for that.
All in all I liked this book, but I would’ve liked it better had there been a little more intel on their history.

Elle Kennedy

With her hot scenes, sexy guys and great character-dynamic, Elle Kennedy is one of my favorite authors ever. Her stories vary from hot Navy SEALs (Out Of Uniform) to cute and muscular College boys (Briar U and Off Campus).

If same sex-stuff (Guy) is your thing then ‘Top Secret’ is the book for you.
Polyamarous? Hotter than Ever.

Elle Kennedy’s books are ideal for those who want a little bit of adventure and a lot of love. Don’t let the more daunting topics drive you away, because although te OOU-series is quite something, her College novels are more safe and sexy than anything else.
In short, wipe you schedule, because I’m sure you’ll find someting to your liking.



Series:

Out of Uniform,

With Sarina Bowen:

Top Secret, Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

LobsterShorts, 21Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF. LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome. SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app. LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy? SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You? LobsterShorts: [crickets!] SinnerThree, 21Finance major.Continue reading “Top Secret, Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy”

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