Blog Tour+ARC Review+Excrept: "It Seemed Like a Good Idea At the Time" by Kylie Scott

 



                                                   


Returning home for her father’s wedding was never going to be easy for Adele. If being sent away at eighteen hadn’t been bad enough, the mess she left behind when she made a pass at her dad’s business partner sure was. Fifteen years older than her, Pete had been her crush for as long as she could remember. But she’d misread the situation—confusing friendliness for undying love. 
Awkward. 
Add her father to the misunderstanding, and Pete was left with a broken nose and a business on the edge of ruin. The man had to be just as glad as everyone else when she left town. Seven years later, things are different. Adele is no longer a kid, but a fully grown adult more than capable of getting through the wedding and being polite. But all it takes is seeing him again to bring back those old feelings. Sometimes first loves are the truest.      

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"Addictive like all Kylie Scott books, you'll swoon, laugh, ache, put your life on hold, and compulsively read until the wee hours of the night—only to reread the whole thing the next morning. Perfection!" - Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author 

                               


       It was meant to be a soft kiss. A chaste one, even. The minute my lips touched his, however, everything changed. Callused hands grabbed the sides of my face and my mouth opened on a gasp. His tongue swept inside, taking me over. Holy hell. Shoes and purse hit the floor, forgotten. Nothing about this kiss was slow or easy.
The man devoured me. Every ounce of emotion poured into that kiss, all of the anger and frustration between us. His tongue was teasing and tasting, driving me wild. Then he drew back to suck and nip at my bottom lip. One hand slid around the back of my neck, the other over my hip to grab at my ass. His hold was firm, a little rough even. He treated my body like it belonged to him and I wasn’t gentle either.
Apparently, experience mattered. Because all I could do was try and keep up. I held on tight to his open shirt, straining against him, trying to get closer. I’d have crawled inside the man if I could.
Turned out that under certain circumstances, the taste of scotch worked for me in a big way. Against my hip, his cock hardened, digging into me. And oh my God, I’d done that to him. Me. How amazing! Meanwhile, my body felt liquid, core aching and empty. I needed him inside of me and it seemed like I’d already been waiting forever. “Pete. Please.” “Fuck,” he muttered, breath hot against my ear. I fumbled at the remaining buttons on his shirt. My damn fingers didn’t seem to be working.
Easier to just push the whole thing upward. Luckily, the man decided to help, tearing the shirt off over his head. More skin was good. And he was so hot and smooth, a thrill to the touch. The solid flesh of his pecs and the flat plane of his stomach. He tore at the zipper on the back of my dress, dragging fabric down over my shoulders. A growl came from the back of his throat, a noise of frustration, impatience. I’m reasonably certain I heard the silk rip. I didn’t care. His hands and mouth seemed to cover every bit of skin revealed, touching and tasting me everywhere. The dress got stuck on my hips.
Out of the way enough for now. He didn’t even bother undoing my bra, simply peeling down one of the lace cups to free my flesh. My breast filled his hot palm as it took the weight. Fingers plumped me, his thumb flicking over my hard nipple. The sting of pain followed by the heat of his kiss made my head spin and my body ache. There was no room for thought as he fed me deep, wet kisses. Slowly, he took us to the floor. No time for anything else. Just the urgent need to have him inside me. The hardness of the polished wood was cool against my back. My legs were spread, his body between them. And with his broad chest above me, his weight taken on one arm, he was all I could see. I swear even the insides of my thighs were wet, I was so ready. It would have been embarrassing with anybody else. But this man, he had to know, he had to understand. It had always been him.
“Pete, I need—” “I know,” he said, voice harsh and low.


                             


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I received an e-ARC in exchange for an honest review. 

I truly enjoy Kylie's writing! She can write both funny and emotional strangled characters which know how to tug at your heartstrings. 
Adele's and Pete's story may be, for some, a cliche, but for me, it gives more detail not only to the character growth of the female character but also to the male one. True, in some scenes I wanted to punch Pete in the balls because he acted very immature in comparison to Adele but his own motivations behind his actions were revealed and you can understand why even a grown man can have commitment issues and fears true affection.

And even the side characters were great! Adele's stepmom is a bad-ass with the soft touch and while Adele's father is a little overprotective to the point of annoyance, the story works out, giving depth to the characters. Actually, the only time I felt something similar was on the YA novel by Kylie Scott, which was "Trust". And that was one great book!







kyliescottimage    Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/


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Milky Way of Books Goes on Vacation


Hello everyone! Just a quick heads up; from tomorrow on I'll be officially on vacation leave! I'll get too much-needed sleep and go to the sea!


So far I have packed with me "Empire of Storms" and "Tower of Dawn" by Sarah J Maas since I need a reread! :D

I'll post from time to time scheduled blog tours, but the blog will generally become active again after 8/19. You can follow me on Twitter and Instagram since I'll be more frequently there.



I hope you have a great time! Now I'm going to the sea!

Release Day Blitz: "Summer Heat" (Cruel Summer #1) by Rachel Van Dyken

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Summer Heat by Rachel Van Dyken 
Series: Cruel Summer #1 
Publication Date: August 2, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance



Synopsis: 
Spoiled Princess is what he used to call me.
We were an inferno of hate and passion wound up with a dash of chaos.
For four years I watched him mow my lawn.
For four years I watched my friends make fun of him.
For four years I hated myself for wanting him, but even more for the way I treated him.
And then I had him.
For one night, we put all labels away and I spent the best night of my life in his arms.
Then the next day, with my secret night under lock and key, I looked the other way while my friends shamed him.
But now the jokes on me, because the scrawny lawn boy who I secretly loved from afar is now the director of Hollywood's most exclusive summer camp.
And I'm on his staff.
Now it's his turn to punish me.
His turn to make me pay.
His turn to take his revenge after years of humiliation.
He's no longer a boy you can ridicule.
But a college graduate who can have any woman he wants.
I want him to look at me the way he did that one night we had together, but right now
the look in his eyes tells me he's going to enjoy having me under him for two straight months.
I don't know where his hatred ends, his passion begins.
All I know is he wants revenge.
And I'm his lucky target.


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Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
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Cover Reveal+Giveaway: "What the Flower Says of Death" by Danielle Koste






What The Flower Says of Death

by Danielle Koste

Violet Holt has already met Death once. 

After a failed suicide attempt, she finds herself dumped by her callous mother on the doorstep of her family’s desolate oceanside estate. With only the company of her estranged grandmother, comatose grandfather, and the monsters in her head, at least there was no one to interfere with her plans to try again on her eighteenth birthday.

No one, except maybe Jack: a skeleton of a boy who says he’s there to rake her grandmother’s leaves, yet seems more experienced at stalking than grounds-keeping. She knows he’s keeping a secret behind his gentle smiles and aloofness, but it’s difficult for Violet to be put off by his untimely thin-air appearances when figuring out the mystery of his true identity makes for such a good distraction. 

Violet’s trauma is deeper than the wound on her wrist though, and it cannot be simply whisked away in a whirlwind of guessing games and pleasant gestures. She struggles to reconnect with her grandmother, find forgiveness for her mother, and closure with her grandfather’s dire condition, all while battling the strain of it all on her family. Even with a flicker of something hopeful blossoming within herself, Violet knows her birthday plans must be inevitable. 

Death wouldn’t be there for her if it wasn’t.


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Danielle Koste is a born and raised Canadian, but currently lives with her significant other in the equally snowy and cold Stockholm, Sweden. While working a day job and learning the language of the locals, she spends her free time honing the craft she's always had a passion for.

When procrastinating, Danielle likes to enjoy other forms of rich story-telling, besides the obvious abundance of novels filling up her apartment and Kindle. Movies, music, and video games are among her favorite time-wasters.



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Blog Tour+ARC Review+Giveaway: "Everything under the Sun" by Jessica Redmerski

   

Today we have the blog tour for Jessica Redmerski’s EVERYTHING UNDER THE SUN. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

                 

Title: Everything Under the Sun

Author: Jessica Redmerski

Genre: Dystopian

About Everything Under the Sun:

Thais Fenwick was eleven-years-old when civilization fell, devastated by a virus that killed off the majority of the world’s population. For seven years, Thais and her family lived in a community of survivors deep in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. But when her town is attacked by raiders, she and her blind sister are taken away to the East-Central Territory where she is destined to live the cruel and unjust kind of life her late mother warned her about. Atticus Hunt is a troubled soldier in Lexington City who has spent the past seven years trying to conform to the vicious nature of men in a post-apocalyptic society. He knows that in order to survive, he must abandon his morals and his conscience and become like those he is surrounded by. But when he meets Thais, morals and conscience win out over conformity, and he risks his rank and his life to help her. They escape the city and set out together on a long and perilous journey to find safety in Shreveport, Louisiana. Struggling to survive in a world without electricity, food, shelter, and clean water, Atticus and Thais shed their fear of growing too close, and they fall hopelessly in love. But can love survive in such dark times, or is it fated to die with them?

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Humanity, faith, morals and slow burn romance rule in this amazing dystopian story by Jessica Redmerski. I loved her previous works but this one is truly a gem. Thais and Atticus have not only to deal with the mistrust and the cruelty of the world around them but also with their own selves and how much does it take to still keep being human.

Thais is naive and Atticus was forced to become a stone-cold killer who still grieves over the lost world. Their journey is one of growth and slow building romance and I liked the way they traveled and everyone they met. This one deserves more love!



About Jessica Redmerski:

Jessica Redmerski is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, international bestseller, and award winner, who juggles several different genres. She began self-publishing in 2012, and later with the success of THE EDGE OF NEVER, signed on with Grand Central Publishing/Forever Romance. Her works have been translated into more than twenty languages. Jessica is a hybrid author who, in addition to working with a traditional publisher, also continues to self-publish. Her popular crime and suspense series, In the Company of Killers, has been optioned for television and film by actor and model William Levy. She also writes as J.A. Redmerski.

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Release Day Blitz: "Loss in A Major" by Mindy Michele

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  The co-writing duo of Mindy Michele brings you the much anticipated conclusion of Ridley and Reagan’s story. A tale of music, forgiveness, and second chances. In each other they found a connection stronger than they could have imagined, but one night of devastation alters everyone they love. Sometimes we have to walk away. Sometimes we have to trust, and occasionally our biggest regrets carry us back for redemption. This is the second story in the Backroads Duet. Their beginning, Love in C Minor, is available now.    

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Review: "LIFEL1K3" (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff


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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Summary from GoodReads

On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.

But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.

Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.




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When you know that the author is a mastermind of twisting your emotions and create amazing worlds in his books, you come back for more like a chocolate addict.

That's what happened with LIFEL1K3. I knew that this book was going to have some serious revelations, but I didn't expect the ending!

But let's go back; Eve lives with her Grandpa who is sick her best friend is named Lemon Fresh and she has an amazing cyborg dog which despite being like a metal skeleton with fur, he is an absolute cinnamon roll. There's also Kricket the little robot who also is hilarious as hell.

And when Eve loses control on a huge robot fight and accidentally fries every circuit, strange enemies will appear, a boy named Ezekiel will arrive and try to help her and from there my dear friends comes the pitch with which Jay Kristoff gained the publication of the book. Because seriously, this action-packed adventure, through bio-engineered whales, Mad-Max-Fury wild desert storms and cities balanced on old ruins is not going to be forgotten soon.

And honestly if not a saga of movies I demand at least an anime or a graphic novel!

The world-building, the robots, the Lifelike's the fighting, the PREACHER! Even his murderous bot-dogs were amazing!

And the ending? Or maybe the final chapters that led to the ending? Well, as always Jay Kristoff knows how to gut my heart happily into tiny pieces while smiling gleefully. Because he knows that I know that I am going to read anything he writes! And I love his stories for it!






About the author:

Jay Kristoff is the #1 international, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of THE NEVERNIGHT CHRONICLE, THE ILLUMINAE FILES and THE LOTUS WAR. He is the winner of five Aurealis Awards, an ABIA, has over half a million books in print and is published in over thirty five countries, most of which he has never visited. He is as surprised about all of this as you are. He is 6’7 and has approximately 12,000 days to live.

He does not believe in happy endings.