Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Calling the BallCalling the Ball by C.L. Mustafic
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When Henrick gets out of a two year relationship with his coworker he decides to take a vacation to the beach to get his life back on track. When he meets famous footballer Tino, he tries to keep his distance but Tino doesn’t take no for an answer... until he finally does. But as time passes, their friendship means more and more. Will they both change their lives to be happy?

This is the second book I’ve read by CL Mustafic and I’m so glad I was given the opportunity to read this one. I was very impressed by the writing and the story. I literally did not want to put this one down. Henrick was funny and witty and stood up for himself over and over again while Tino was so charming and patient and such a family guy. I loved this so much!

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Lucky is out today! Another fantastic Garrett Leigh book

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I've been a fan of Garrett Leigh ever since I found Slide and she's not let me down yet. This book is no exception. When professional footie player Dom meets Lucky through his Grindr app, he knows something is different. But he's not out and he won't end his career to be out of the closet. Lucky has had a rough past and is basically homeless when he meets Dom. There's something about him that he just isn't ready to let go of and it has nothing to do with his money. Will they be willing to risk everything to be open and honest and out?

Okay, first off, the easter egg of Sam Nowak was awesome. I love when an author throws in something from another book of theirs. I loved Lucky. He was honest and sincere and he put it all out there all the time. I just wanted him happy from the start. Dom could have been an ego rich jock, but he wasn't. He was sweet and kind and such a teddy bear. This book was awesome. The characters never betrayed their roles and the writing was stellar.
I Love You, Johnny DarlingI Love You, Johnny Darling by Jere' M. Fishback
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Johnny Darling is leaving his mom and sister behind and starting his single life at UF in Gainesville. When his new roommate Ben arrives, he's delighted by him and they quickly become best friends. But when Ben tells Johnny his secret, Johnny shares one as well and it leads them down a very different path.

Okay, so I really liked the writing. I liked the inclusion of music that was always playing when they were in the car because it brought me back to the relevant times and how different they are from today. It was fun to hear about Ben's GTO and Steve's VW.

I loved Ben's character. He had depth and pain and grief and a maturity that was so sweet. And he was just an all around nice nice guy. I wanted so much more for him. I was agonizing over Johnny and his treatment of Ben. Every single time he had an opportunity to do the right thing, he caved and was selfish and heartbreaking and I just couldn't stand him by the end. I almost hoped for a different ending just because I feel like Ben was so much more deserving of someone with integrity and respect.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review by NineStar Press, Inc via NetGalley.

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

There's Something about PainThere's Something about Pain by Schuyler L'Roux
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow. I finished this unsure of what my thoughts are. There is a definite cliffhanger at the end and I'm not sure if it's about the ultimate revenge or something else.

When one night turned into the next morning, Gerry promised he would call Thom. The call never came and Thom hasn't been the same since. When he finds his opportunity to see Gerry again, he is mad. Well, that's an understatement. He wants a thousand apologies and he wants to understand.

I felt like at some point Thom was asking a little too much from Gerry. It was one night. On the other hand, being busy with CrossFit isn't the greatest excuse for having no time either.

In the end, I'm intrigued enough to see where the next installment takes these two, as I'm sure it will be a whirlwind and a surprise.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Ravensong (Green Creek, #2)Ravensong by T.J. Klune
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I just read Wolfsong recently and I’m glad I didn’t have to wait years for this sequel. It was so very good. I loved the first, but this I found less poetic yet more... exciting?!

Gordon and Mark’s relationship was woven through the first book but we get to the meat of it here in Ravensong and it’s just as epic as Joe and Ox. The years of sadness and rage that spanned what could have been was heartbreaking but such a good slow long burn.

I loved how this book was about them but it wasn’t necessarily the focal point throughout the entire story. There was so much more story to tell and so many battles to fight between wolves and omegas and hunters and humans.

And oh how I loved Team Human. Rico was better than ever with Tanner and Chris.

I loved every word of Wolfsong but Ravensong was just as good or better.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Innovative Desires: An Enemies To Lovers Billionaire RomanceInnovative Desires: An Enemies To Lovers Billionaire Romance by Peter Styles
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was given this arc in exchange for an honest review.

Simon and his roommate are looking for investors for their newest technology. When Simon meets Alard, CEO of Innocorp, he thinks he's got the money he needs and accepts his conditions, until they keep changing. Things turn more personal and Simon can't help thinking that this could be the relationship he's looked for. But Alard is suspicious of the new tech because it's eerily the same as his newest project. Throw in a dad with a secret and a bunch of feelings and you've got quite a story.

And it was. I was super intrigued by the story line. I liked the age gap because Simon seemed so mature and Alard had never enjoyed his youth like he could have while he was building his empire. It was real and hard and totally fun!

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Calling the Ball by C.L. Mustafic My rating: 4 of 5 stars When Henrick gets out of a two year relationship with his coworker he decides t...