[Review] The Score by Elle Kennedy

~ The Score by Elle Kennedy ~

(Off-Campus #3)
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Date of Publication: January 11th 2016 by Elle Kennedy
Source: Author

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Synopsis:

He knows how to score, on and off the ice

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

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[Review] The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

~ The Mistake by Elle Kennedy ~

(Off-Campus #2)
Genre: Romance, New Adult
Date of Publication: April 28th 2015 by Elle Kennedy
Source: Bought

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Synopsis:

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hookups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat, and she plans on driving him wild.

~ My Review ~

Can I be honest with you? I totally expected The Deal to be a one-hit wonder and that I would be incredible disappointed in The Mistake. Boy, was I wrong!!

I think I loved The Mistake even more than The Deal, simply because I nearly shed some tears for Logan, whom I didn’t even like that much in the first book. Yes, he was funny in the first book, but a total man-slut and I did not like that he was into his best friend’s girlfriend. But damn, do I love this guy! Elle Kennedy totally convinced me to like – hell, to love this guy. I felt so much for him and I was really impressed by all the trouble he went through to get this girl of his dreams, aka Grace.

While I wasn’t sure about Logan when started this book, I was immediately in sync with Grace. We clicked. She was funny, sarcastic and just so loveable, but without being a damsel-in-distress. I so approve of her. She was so adorable.

[…] I give myself a mental pat on the back. I just had an entire conversation with a cute guy without babbling incoherently. I deserve a frickin’ gold star for that.

I would love to fangirl about this book, but I am really at a loss of words here. I don’t know how I should properly tell you how I feel about this book. Just:

READ IT!! 🙂 So FREAKING good.

Rating: Can I give more than 5 stars? Yes, because this is my blog and my review and I can do what I want. MUHAHAHAHA.

No seriously, this totally deserves ******+

[Review] Pucked Over by Helena Hunting

~ Pucked Over by Helena Hunting ~

(Pucked #3)
Genre: Romance, Contemporary
Date of Publication: January 24th 2016 by Helena Hunting
Source: Author

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Synopsis:

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing at all.

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

Casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to gets pucked over.

~ My Review ~

Days after finishing this I am still unable to write a review that makes semi-sense, so please excuse my totally rambled thoughts and the truckload of gifs I used in this review.

I thought Pucked was my favourite of the series, then I read Pucked Up and thought that was my favourite. I thought this series couldn’t get better, but then I read Pucked Over and it proofed me wrong. I don’t know how it’s possible, but I loved this even more than the two previous books in the series.

How can a series get better and better with every installment? I don’t understand it. How is this possible?! I can’t comprehend it.

Lily and Randy were perfect. The conversations were perfect. The humour was perfect. The side characters were perfect. The writing was perfect. The fact that all previous and future characters were included was perfect. Violet was included – perfect. I could go on like this for days. What am I talking about… I could go on like this for years! Millenia! Till the sun implodes and we all die!

Okay, okay. Sorry, that got out of hand pretty quickly. HAHA. I think you got my point.

But seriously? Why does this book has to be so much perfection?

It’s almost disgusting, but don’t tell anyone I said that, since I loved Pucked Over and I definitely can’t wait for the next book. I will be soooooo mad if it isn’t about Lance and Tasha, because – come on! – we all see the chemistry there and that particular relationship has to work out! Otherwise I won’t be held responsible for my actions, which might revolve around this:

OK, OK, I’M CALM. I will totally be able to wait for the next book. Absolutely no freaking problem!

I will NEVER be able to wait…….

And if anyone couldn’t have guessed this already, but here is my rating: 5 stars

~ Book provided by author in exchange for my honest opinion ~

[Review] The Deal by Elle Kennedy

~ The Deal by Elle Kennedy ~

(Off-Campus #1)
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
Date of Publication: February 24th 2015 by Elle Kennedy
Source: Bought

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Synopsis:

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

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[Review] Shadows At Midnight by Amanda Bonilla

~ Shadows At Midnight by Amanda Bonilla ~

(Shaede Assassin #5)
Genre: Paranormal (Romance)
Date of Publication:
September 24th 2015 by NYLA
Source: Author

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Synopsis:

Has Darian’s past finally caught up with her?

The Rakshasa queen, Padma, has a score to settle—she wants those responsible for her son’s death to pay and to pay dearly. Darian, Tyler and Xander are all at risk—and Padma’s powers could force them to live the rest of their lives in the madness of the Realm of Illusions…

While Darian is taken and is the first to suffer, she’s soon rescued by Tyler, the one man to never disappoint. But what Darian doesn’t know is that her freedom comes at a steep price—Xander’s the King of Shaedes, imprisonment. Darian knows what horrors await in Padma’s dungeon. A rescue mission won’t be easy and she can’t do it alone.

Deep in the bowels of Goblin Valley, Darian, Tyler, and her small band of Shaede warriors fight their way through a dark labyrinth. In a realm where illusions rule, with danger at every turn, the odds are stacked against them. Time isn’t on their side, every second spent in Padma’s custody will be another step Xander takes toward madness. A kingdom can’t be ruled without its king and the wolves are at the door, waiting. If Darian can’t get to Xander before he succumbs to the illusions, an entire kingdom’s future is at stake…

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[Review] Dark Heart Of Magic by Jennifer Estep

~ Dark Heart Of Magic by Jennifer Estep ~

(Black Blade #2)
Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult
Date of Publication:
October 27th 2015 by Kensington
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

Something Wicked This Way Comes…

As a thief, I stick to the shadows as much as possible. But when the head of the Sinclair Family picks me to compete in the Tournament of Blades, there’s no escaping the spotlight—or the danger.

Even though he’s my competition, Devon Sinclair thinks I have the best shot at winning what’s supposed to be a friendly contest. But when the competitors start having mysterious “accidents,” it looks like someone will do anything to win—no matter who they hurt.

As if I didn’t have enough to worry about, mobster Victor Draconi is plotting against Devon and the rest of my friends, and someone’s going around Cloudburst Falls murdering monsters. One thing’s for sure. Sometimes, humans can be more monstrous than anything else…

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[Review] Beneath These Scars by Meghan March

~ Beneath These Scars by Meghan March ~

(Beneath #4)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Date of Publication: September 22nd 2015 by Meghan March LLC
Source: NetGalley

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Synopsis:

I’m the guy you love to hate.

In every story in my life, I seem to end up playing the villain—and I’ve got the scars to prove it.

That role works fine for me, because I’m sure as hell not anyone’s hero.

I run my life and my empire with an iron fist—until she knocks my tightly controlled world off its axis.

She’s nobody’s damsel in distress, but I can’t help but want to save her anyway.

I guess we’re about to find out if there’s a hero buried … beneath these scars.

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[Review] Beneath This Ink by Meghan March

~ Beneath This Ink by Meghan March ~

(Beneath #2)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Date Of Publication: February 9th 2015 by Meghan March LLC
Source: Bought (372 pages)

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Synopsis:

I’ve always known she was too good for me, but that never stopped me from wanting her.

And then I finally had her for one night.

A night I don’t remember.

I figured I’d blown my shot.

But now she’s walked back into my life, and this time, I have the upper hand. I want my second chance.

Will she be able to see the man beneath this ink?

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[Review] Too Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker

~ Too Hard To Handle by Julie Ann Walker ~

(Black Knights Inc. #8)
Genre: Suspense, Romance
Date of Publication: September 1st 2015 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: NetGalley (352 pages)

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Synopsis:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie Ann Walker continues her red-hot Black Knights Inc. series in rough-and-tumble Peru

“The Man” is back
Dan “The Man” Currington is back in fighting form with a mission that takes him four thousand miles south of BKI headquarters, high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. He’s hot on the trail of a rogue CIA agent selling classified government secrets to the highest bidder, when Penni DePaul arrives on the scene. Suddenly the stakes are higher, and keeping Penni safe becomes Dan’s number one priority.

And this time she’s ready
A lot has changed since former Secret Service Agent Penni DePaul last saw Dan. Now a civilian, she’s excited about what the future might hold. But before she can grab onto that future with both hands, she has to tie up some loose ends-namely, Dan Currington, the man she just can’t forget. And a secret that’s going to change both their lives-if they can stay alive, that is.

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[Review] Hell For Leather by Julie Ann Walker

~ Hell For Leather by Julie Ann Walker ~

(Black Knights Inc. #6)
Genre: Suspense, Romance
Date of Publication: May 6th 2014 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Source: Gift (352 pages)

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Only the most urgent crisis could force Delilah Fairchild to abandon her beloved biker bar and ask the surly Bryan “Mac” McMillan for help. Her uncle—the man who raised her—has vanished into thin air, and Mac is the only person with the right connections to help her find him. What the ex-FBI agent has against her is a mystery…but when the bullets start to fly, Mac is her only chance of finding her uncle alive.

Mac knows that beautiful women can’t be trusted, but he has to put his natural wariness of Delilah aside in order to help her. With the clock ticking, Mac and Delilah find themselves holding on to each other in the wildest adventure of their lives.

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