New Adult

Review: It Ends With Us (& Giveaway!)

It Ends With Us Book CoverIt Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover, published August 2016 by Simon and Schuster.

Read: August 2016
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance/Issues
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 376
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Goodreads Synopsis: Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

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Review: A Court of Thorns and Roses

A Court of Thorns and Roses Book CoverA Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas, published May 2015 by Bloomsbury Children’s.

Read: May 2014
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Fantasy/Re-telling
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 416
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Add to GoodreadsGoodreads Synopsis: Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator, and killing something so precious comes at a price.

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion, and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.

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Review: This Girl

This Girl Book CoverThis Girl by Colleen Hoover, published June 2013 by Simon & Schuster UK.

Read: June 2015
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 400
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Add to GoodreadsGoodreads Synopsis: Layken and Will’s love has managed to withstand the toughest of circumstances and the young lovers are beginning to feel safe and secure in their union. As much as Layken relishes their new life together, she finds herself wanting to know everything there is to know about Will, even though he makes it clear he prefers to keep the painful memories of the past where they belong. Still, he can’t resist Lake’s pleas and so he begins to untangle his side of the story, revealing for the first time his most intimate feelings and thoughts, retelling both the good and bad moments, and sharing a few shocking confessions of his own from the time when they first met.

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Review: Point of Retreat

Point of Retreat Book CoverPoint of Retreat by Colleen Hoover, published October 2012 by Simon & Schuster UK.

Read: May 2015
Genre: Young Adult/New Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 400
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Add to GoodreadsGoodreads Synopsis: Layken and Will have managed to overcome the obstacles that threatened to destroy their love, proving that they are destined for one another. What they are about to learn, however, is that the things that have brought them together may be the very things that ruin their connection forever…

Layken is left second-guessing the relationship, whilst Will is jumping over hurdles to prove his love for her. What the young lovers discover about themselves along this journey may change their entire world and the lives of those who depend upon them the most…

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Review: Slammed

Slammed Book CoverSlammed by Colleen Hooverpublished February 2013 by Simon & Schuster.

Read: April 2015
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 352
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Goodreads Synopsis: Layken’s father died suddenly, leaving her to gather every ounce of strength to be a pillar for her family, in order to prevent their world from falling apart. Now her life is taking another unexpected turn…Layken’s mother gets a job which leads to an unwanted move across the country. However, a new home means new neighbours… and Layken’s new neighbour is the very attractive Will Cooper.

Will has an intriguing passion for slam poetry, and a matching passion for life. The two feel an irresistible attraction but are rocked to the core when a shocking revelation brings their romance to a screeching halt. Layken and Will must find a way to fight the forces that threaten to tear them apart… or learn to live without each other.

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Babes and Books Review: Confess

Confess Cover RevealConfess by Colleen Hoover, published March 2015 by Atria Books.

Read: April 2015
Genre: New Adult/Romance/Contemporary
Source: Purchased
#Pages: 306
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Goodreads Synopsis: Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

Babes and Books Feature

Brandie (Brandie is a Book Junkie) and I were ridonkulously excited for this read. Seriously. I even pre-ordered it (that’s BIG). Sure, Amazon let me down and inspired a post on why I even bother preordering. But it’s cool. I got over it. Brandie and I were so hyped up that Stefani (Caught Read Handed) wanted to read it too, so here is our Babes and Books review!

*Warning – there may be minor spoilers ahead!*

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New Book By Mila Gray!

Hello, Book Geeks! I know I’ve been quiet lately, but my dissertation is almost finished and then I can come back to my cosy corner of the Internet! Until then, I’m excited to be participating in the cover reveal for Mila Gray’s new book, This Is One Moment, described as “the steamy, romantic follow-up” to Come Back To Me, which I read and reviewed with Brandie earlier this year (spoiler alert – we <3’d it! You can check out our review for Come Back To Me here).

What’s The Story?

Didi Monroe’s waited her whole life for the type of romance you see in the movies, so when Hollywood heartthrob, Zac Ridgemont, sweeps her off her feet, Didi believes she might finally have met the one.

While Zac’s away filming for the summer, Didi begins her internship at a military hospital in California. There, she meets wounded Marine, Noel Walker. Frustrated on the outside and broken on the inside, Walker’s a pain-in-the-ass patient who refuses all help. Yet Didi can’t help but be drawn to him, and though he’s strictly out of bounds, it soon becomes impossible to ignore the sparks flying between them.

As the attraction simmers into dangerous territory, Didi finds herself falling hard for a man she knows is going to break her heart. Because Walker doesn’t believe in love or happy ever afters. So what possible future can there be?

Great, Now Show Me The Cover!

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ReRead Review: Maybe Someday

Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover Book Cover UK EditionMaybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, published March 2014 by Simon & Schuster.

First Read: May 2014 ReRead: January 2015
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary/Romance
Source: Purchased

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Synopsis: Sydney is living in an idyllic bubble – she’s a dedicated student with a steady job on the side. She lives with her best friend, has a great boyfriend, and the music coming from the balcony opposite hers is fast becoming the soundtrack to her life.

But when Sydney finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her, the bubble bursts. The mysterious and attractive man behind the music, Ridge, gives Sydney hope that she can move on and they begin to write songs together. But moving on is harder than she expects, Sydney can only hope…maybe someday.

The ReRead Challenge

So, this year I’m taking part in the ReRead Challenge. I’m hoping to reread a minimum of 12 books in 2015, and this was January’s pick. I didn’t even make it a year before wanting to read this one again. I’ll admit, I was kind of petrified. I LOVED this book SO MUCH the first time round, what if it just didn’t read the same on the second go??

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