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Book Review: Look the Part by Jewel E. Ann

30. December 2020
Look the part_Jewel E Ann

This year I’ve read a few books by authors that were new to me before. Jewel E. Ann’s “Look the Part” is just another example. I have to thank a fellow bookstagrammer for this recommendation and I’m so thankful for this read. But first, here is the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

Flint Hopkins finds the perfect tenant to rent the space above his Minneapolis-based law office. All the t’s are crossed and i’s dotted on Ellen’s application. Her references are good. And she’s easy on the eyes.

Until …

Flint discovers Ellen Rodgers, Board-Certified Music Therapist, plays music. Bongos, guitars, singing—not Beethoven administered through noise-cancelling headphones.

The cut-throat attorney serves up an eviction notice to the bubbly, constantly humming redhead who’s too sexy for her own good. But luck is on Ellen’s side when Flint’s autistic son, Harrison, takes an instant liking to her. A single dad can’t compete with guitars—and rats. Yes, she has pet rats.

This woman … She’s annoyingly happy with a constant need to touch him—adjust his tie, button his shirt, invade his space, and mess with his mind. Still … She must go.

This book was definitely a 5 star read for me! I was so happy with “Look the Part” and fell in love with Ellen and Flint right from the beginning! To me, this shows once again, that one should read a bit more outside of the own comfort zone and give new to you authors a chance. I‘m so happy I did this a lot this year. I discovered great books, for example „The First Time I Saw You“ by Emma Cooper or The Crowned Duet by Amo Jones.

So, if you want to call this a new year’s resolution, then I’m planning on reading more books by new to me authors in 2021!

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Book Review: Crowned by Fate by Amo Jones

9. December 2020
Crowned by Fate by Amo Jones

Alright, so in “Crowned by Fate” we’ll find the conclusion to Bryant’s and Isa’s story. I told you in my last post – this story is pretty twisted and all in all a very thrilling dark romance ride by Amo Jones. Before you get my short review, here’s the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

He asked me to love him, so I engraved his name onto my heart.
He craved my loyalty, so I let him feast on my soul.
I wanted a husband, but he gave me a monster.
So, I made it my pet.
The lines between what was real and what wasn’t were blurred.
Our story was a lie.
Until now.

This book (or the whole duet) definitely gets 5 stars from me. I love reading dark romance from time to time and this one was quite outstanding because it wasn’t predictable at all, not even for a minute. I really enjoy these kinds of emotional rollercoaster where you’ll never know what happens on the next page. So let me assure you, if you’re a dark romance reader, you’ll not regret reading this story. I can fully recommend it to you!

 

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Blog Tour: The Not-Outcast by Tijan

4. December 2020
The Not-Outcast by Tijan

The Not-Outcast – an all-new emotional slow burn romance from New YorkTimes bestselling author Tijan is available now!

Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn’t. He was the hockey star. I was an outcast. He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me. His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me. Years passed. I got my life together. Cut went onto NHL stardom. Then there was a text. I was drinking. There was a party. Cut was there… I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him. The only problem? He never knew I existed.

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Excerpt

“Stars. You made me meet them.” I was still seeing them. His eyes. So smoldering. He continued to stare at me, as if seeing me for the first time. I tensed. Maybe he was regretting this? Was my one-night stand a one-night finger banginstead? I tried to stem the disappointment, but… Okay. A girl had coping mechanisms. I could pull mine up, if I needed to. I was hoping I didn’t need to. I didn’t know how I’d handle that either. Then he must’ve made his decision. He readjusted his hold on me, standing back from the door and his mouth twitched. “One rule.”“Yeah?” I was about to see stars again. “Don’t call me dude again.”

About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores. Connect with Tijan:

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Monthly Wrap up

November wrap up: Happy about a great reading month

3. December 2020
November wrap up

So, it’s time again for another monthly wrap up! I’m pretty happy with all my November reads. I had three 5 star reads and two 4 stars in total. So many, many hours of reading fun.

It startet with a re-read of Artful Lies by Jodie Ellen Malpas, followed by book 2 in the Hunt Duology “Wicked Truths“. Both were 5 star reads and I enjoyed every single page! Afterwards I read “Happily Ever After” by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.

At the end of November I read the Crowned series by Amo Jones: “Crowned by Hate” and “Crowned by Fate“. Amo Jones was a new-to-me-author and I am so happy that I picked up her books. This series was dark romance and so twisted, I often thought “WTF” while reading! That was really great. I can only recommend her books, when you’re in the mood for something darker.

Now it’s already December, the year is coming to an end and I’m trying my best to read some more books. But with the upcoming holidays, I’m not quite sure how many I can fit in. I guess, we’ll find out soon enoughin December’s wrap up…

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Release Blitz: The Not-Outcast by Tijan

1. December 2020
The Not-Outcast by Tijan

Today I’m participating in the Release Blitz of Tijan’s new sports romance novel “The Not-Outcast”. Here you’ll find everything you need to know about the book!

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Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn’t. He was the hockey star. I was an outcast. He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me. His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me. Years passed. I got my life together. Cut went onto NHL stardom. Then there was a text. I was drinking. There was a party. Cut was there… I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him. The only problem? He never knew I existed.

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About Tijan

Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Book Review: Crowned by Hate by Amo Jones

28. November 2020
Crowned by Hate by Amo Jones

This year I was able to reduce my TBR a bit. So I mainly read books that have been lying dormant there for years. This why I discovered some new authors whose books really took me by surprise (like Mia Sheridan or Emma Cooper).

Recently I gave another new-to-me-author a chance, after I read about her several times on Instagram and in different reviews. I’m talking about Amo Jones. In retrospect, it turned out that she is also a very good dark romance author (I have to admit, I didn’t know before). So after I read something about the “Crowned Duet”, I downloaded the books directly and started reading “Crowned by Hate” (book 1 in the series) a little later.

Before I tell you why this was a good decision, here is the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

Some would say I have a privileged life. Daughter of the current President of the United States, wealthy, famous, and all things that some girls wish they had.


Only I’d dream of having a simple life. A life where I wasn’t marrying the scariest man I have ever met. Well, I thought I had just met him, but it turns out, there’s so much I don’t know about myself. That’s all thanks to a past so twisted, so warped, that no amount of money, or presidential status could wipe it clean.


I’m the rebel child. Or as some may see it, the disappointment. I’ve never cared about expensive wedding gowns, or how much someone paid for a tailored suit. I don’t care if your wedding dress is from Walmart, or if it’s from some fancy, upscale designer line. So why am I marrying the devil dressed in a thousand-dollar suit?


I’m about to find out how I got here. To marrying one of the most powerful men in the country. The road to finding out, though, is paved with darkness, painted with the blood of innocents, and it leads my ass straight to hell. Only this hell is a multi-million-dollar penthouse suite in New York City where Bryant Saint Royal, sits on his throne.

Well, the blurb sounds pretty “normal”, I guess, but let me tell you this book was definitely nothing as expected. After I finished reading it, I thought “WTF was that???”. I honestly didn’t expect any of this. On top, the book ended on the mother of all cliffhangers, but thank god book 2 was already out and waiting on my Kindle. In “Crowned by Fate” this dark and extremly twisted story of Isa and Bryant continues.

This story takes so many unexpected turns, it’s unbelievable. I don’t want to put any spoilers in here, you have to read it for yourself. But be prepared, some pretty mindfu%#ing things happen…

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Book Review: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

28. November 2020
Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

I have a favorite author duo: It’s Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I usually one-click their books without reading the blurb, because it’s a safe bet for me. So I was quite happy to hear, that they had a new book coming up (release date Oct. 20th). After finishing my current read at that time, I started reading “Happily Letter After” at the beginning of November.

Before you’ll get my review, here’s the blurb (Link to Goodreads):

My love story all started with a letter. Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter.  A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for.

You see, once a year, my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months. So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far. While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. 

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself.  I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally. Like showing up on their doorstep.

As I said before, Vi’s and Penelope’s book usually never disappoint. As was the case with “Happily Letter After”. This book also gets a 4 star rating from me. Sadie’s and Sebastian’s story is just so sweet. There are a few funny coincidences and interesting twists here and there. All in all a very entertaining story that goes straight to the heart.

I can definitely recommend this book if you want to have a relaxed read and just have a good time. I’m looking forward to many more books from my favorite duo. I might pick up their Christmas themed book called “The Christmas Pact”. I’m not quite sure, if I’m already in the right mood for that. We’ll see…