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Title: Confession: The Princess, The Prick, and The Priest

Author: Ella Frank

Series: confessions #3

Genre: Contemporary MMM Romance

Publishing Date: November 13, 2018

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

Summary:

Everyone said our love wouldn’t work.

That it was too hard, too complicated, too messy.

Oh how I enjoy proving everyone wrong.

My men are smart, sexy, sophisticated—

and most of all, crazy about me.

The only problem is trying to explain

that to my big, opinionated Italian family.

But after all we’ve been through, we deserve a

happily ever after. And if there’s one

thing I know about my guys, they always

manage to have a few surprises up their sleeves.

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About Ella:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

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Blog Tour: Confessions: Priest


Author: Ella Frank

Series: confessions # 3

Genre: m/m/m romance

Page count: 290

SUMMARY:

I am complex.

My love is all-encompassing.

And when it comes to my heart, there is only one rule:

Don’t mess with what’s mine.

Until the age of seven, I was Joel Alexander Donovan, son of Jimmy. The man who terrorized a town and made its citizens fear the very ground he walked on. Including me, the day I realized that ground ran red with blood.

At age eighteen, I became Priest.

A man without a past.

A man determined to right the wrongs of my father.

A man who never believed anyone could love the son of such a monster.

But then a thief stole my heart.

A sweetheart lit up my world.

And I forgot for a moment you should never turn your back on your enemy.

And thus begins a lesson to those who would seek to harm: Never underestimate what the Priest will do to protect the Princess and the Prick.

MY REVIEW:

ARC COPY

So first we got a bubbling relationship in Robbie.

then we get the heartbreak in Julien.

now in Priest we get dark.

The whole story was an roller coaster rides that i just couldn’t put down. Thanks to the revolution that Priest reveals in the end of the last book all the hard work that went into Robbie trusting him has gone down the drain. Now we have Robbie trying to absorb everything he’s been told, and his other men trying to give him space to come to terms with it. Along with the drama that started it all, the opening of Julien restaurant, and meeting Robbie’s family. So there was a lot going on however it flowed so well and kept me on the edge of my seat.

The thing that keeps me coming back to Ella Frank books is how she does relationships. Not just with the main characters, but also secondary characters. To see Priest Plus its not all about the sexy times among the boys but how they build on their relationship to keep it strong.

🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟/5

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About the Author:

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.

Audiobook Review: Hunting Prince Dracula


Author: Kerri Maniscalco

Series: Stalking Jack the Ripper #2

Format: Audiobook

Length: 11 hours & 58 minutes

Rating: 4.5/5

Summary: 

Following the grief and horror of her discovery of Jack the Ripper’s true identity, Audrey Rose Wadsworth has no choice but to flee London and its memories. Together with the arrogant yet charming Thomas Cresswell, she journeys to the dark heart of Romania, home to one of Europe’s best schools of forensic medicine…and to another notorious killer, Vlad the Impaler, whose thirst for blood became legend.

But her life’s dream is soon tainted by blood-soaked discoveries in the halls of the school’s forbidding castle, and Audrey Rose is compelled to investigate the strangely familiar murders. What she finds brings all her terrifying fears to life once again.

FIRST OFF:

It’s taken me forever to actually write this and not make it random. Also SPOLIERS ahead because second book and I need to get this all out.

This book has the same issue as the last book where some parts dragged on. Also the names of the new characters where close sounding to each other that I sometimes forgot whose who. That however didn’t take away from how this book broke me and put me back together all the same.

Let me explain by reviewing or ramble about the book:

This leads off right after the ending of the first book where we have our two favorite characters Audrey Rose and Thomas heading for Romania. Since this book is following right behind the first book we see Audrey Rose dealing with how it ended, and she’s not doing that well. We don’t get the girl who refused to be put in a box and follow what society wants from her. Now she is deeply depressed and seeing things that are not there. It was so hard to see Audrey this way because in the first book she was so strong and though she still showed the pain was still there. Especially since she was in a another country going to a all men school, learning a profession that is for men, and knowing no one but Thomas.

And poor Thomas Cresswell. He was with Audrey Rose and knew everything that happened in London, and yet how smart he is put his foot in mouth more than once. I understand that he wants to protect Audrey Rose from being in a school that didn’t want her. However he forgets that though she is grieving she is still strongly independent. So instead being helpful he instead makes Audrey Rose mad for embarrassing her.

MYSTERY:

Again like in Stalking Jack the Ripper there is a murder spree happening that Audrey Rose and Thomas want to get involved in yet no one wants to let them. And yes the killer was a bit predictable, but the way to the reveal was interesting. Especially since there was puzzles involved and whole lot of fun detective work. Also I felt like their lives were more in danger this time around, and had me worry about my babies.

ROMANCE:

The romance was heartbreaking at times, because what do you get when put two hardheaded independent people together. Plenty of misunderstanding, and Thomas keep putting his foot into his mouth and just seemed to make things worse. Though for most what he did would seem very loving of him Thomas forgets that Audrey Rose is to independent and will not see it that way. Which caused friction between them for most of the story. However I believe they needed this, and they grew from it making them a better couple. That ending attest to that for sure and makes me more excited to see what the next book has instore with that.

THE AUDIOBOOK:

I love listening to this book because Nicola Barber does a beautiful job telling the story smoothly and helping with all the slow part seem more interesting. She did each voice very well as she did in the first and how she continues on with the third book. Even though the book was 11 hrs. and 58 mins. I read this in one sitting because Audrey Rose and Thomas remind me so much the two main characters of the show Castle.

WRAPPING THIS UP:

So as you can tell by my rambles to this book I loved it and just think it gets better as the books go. Kerri Maniscalo is doing a really good job with her historical retellings that keeps me addicted with her worlds and her characters.

BR: When Dimple Mets Rishi


Author: Sandhya Menon

Format: audible/hardback

Page Count: 384

Rating: 2/5

Summary: Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?

Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.

The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?

Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.

My thoughts: Am not much of a contemporary reader and this book is a example of why that is.

Disliked:

How fast the romance happened. It wasn’t a hate to like as I expected because I thought Dimple would put up more of a fight. Nope. Especially in the beginning where she’s like I don’t need no man and want to force on her app. And yet your holding Rishi’s hand and kissing him showed more than her actually spending on the app.

How the building of the app and how it’s done was put on the back burner for most of the book. Only being mentioned in the beginning a little in the middle and end. A unnecessary talent show had more pages then the actually reason Dimple was there.

How Dimple kept changing her mind about Rishi and him just being okay with it. Rishi is like a loyalty puppy and he just wants to make Dimple happy. But she gives and takes back and tells him constantly that they can’t be together. The hot and cold act doesn’t flow well with me especially if your hurting someone else by changing your mind so often.

Why the author makes two seemly strong girls talking about dimple and Celia who were excited for the con fall for guys so quickly. Then it’s all about how they feel for them and making them happy and I just become disappointed.

I hated Dimples reason to breaking up with Rishi. And since every contemporary has them breaking up and getting back together that isn’t a spoiler by saying that.

Things I Liked:

There are some quirky things that made me smile like Rishi’s brother is the typically little brother who likes to get under his brothers skin by not following his parents.

I also like the comic/drawing parts no again it has nothing to do with tech. However it shows Rishi’s passion and how deeply he loves what he makes. Also Celia was a cool character when she wasn’t hanging with those “friends” she made in the beginning. I enjoyed the family aspects though I would have liked them more present.

Other than that I was disappointed by this book especially how hyped it is. It’s just to romance base for me and wish there was a bit more of other elements to it.

My All Format Book Haul


I swear my hauls get longer every month. Though I didn’t break 100 but I was pretty dang close. Onto the haul….

Kindle:46

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Bookoutlet Haul:9

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Audible: 42 and I’ve listened to 14 of them last month

Daughter of the Pirate King
Hitched
Traitor to the Throne
Alex, Approximately
The Song of Achilles
Hitched vol. 2
Hitched vol.3
Warcross
The Love Interest
Release
Unblemished
Tease
Trust
Take
We Are Legion
Warbreaker
First Drop of Crimson
A Closed and Common Orbit
Hamilton
Halfway to the Grave
The Sexy One
The Chemist
Into the Light
The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August
Elantris
The Great Gatsby
An Enchantment of Ravens
Monster Prick
The Language of Thorns
Kage
Openly Straight
Kage Unleased
Kage Unmasked
The Progeny
The Fifth Season
Broken Prince
The Collapsing Empire
Twisted Palace
Air Awakens
Drunk Dial
Borrowing Blue
The Play Mate

=97. I’ve been in such a audio book mode that reading any other way isn’t possible for me at this moment. But am just glad am reading in some way so I can’t complain even if my wallet hates it.

September Wrap Up


21. That’s the number of books I’ve read in the month of September. I’ve been listening to audiobooks then actual reading physical books isn’t working for me currently. So here’s all I’ve read in September

Hitched Trilogy & The Fix UP by Kendall Ryan

Hitched vol. 1-3 should been just one book so that the audiobooks would have been cheaper to get. Especially since they had cliffhangers. Then we have The Fix UP which is a spin off to Hitched but about the best friends of there’s. I enjoyed The Fix Up more for the reason it was just one book. Plus if there was a misunderstanding they talked it out instead of dragging it out. Another plus Sterling had a accent which sounded beautifully on audio.

Maniscalco(sjtr)

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco  (ya/ historical /mystery)

3/5. A bit slow and guessing who the Jack was I had it down to two and was right. However I loved Audrey Rose and the banter she had with her love interest. Also this was historical fiction where women are supposed to ladies and yet Audrey wants nothing to do with it.

Bennett(aa)

Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett (summertime contemporary)

4/5. It was about email exchange which of course yes. I loved the relationships in this book. I loved that Porter and Mink had a hate to more relationship. Didn’t like that who Alex was revealed so early. Or that there was no sign of Minks mom. It was some what explained however was some what open ended.

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Secret in Death (in death #45) by J.D. Robb (mystery/romance)

5/5. Every book in the death series a full star because I love this series. Wish there was more of my favorite side characters instead of glimpse of them. However something finally comes to light that I have been waiting for awhile now. Can’t wait until next year for the next one.

Temptation series by Ella Frank (m/m)

I read all the books that are currently out. 1-4 of them where audiobook while the last one hasn’t came out yet. I loved all the audiobooks the narrator Shannon Gunn does very well with male voices. So far the whole series I give 4 stars. For its about a straight male who just got out of a marriage and is being courted by a another man. This whole series is about excepting of oneself and family issues about those chooses. I love Tate and Logan. Forewarning though every book has a cliffhanger you’ve been warn.

Hart(dof)

Depth of Field by Riley Hart  (m/m romance)

4/5.Shane & Maxwell doesn’t have the best past where Shane was greatly bullied by Maxwell and his friends. However years later Maxwell comes back after living right after high school and rock Shane’s world. I loved how slow they took to become more especially since they have such a ugly and hurtful past. Once they work that out though it was still a tough road and I loved it.

Kage Trilogy by Maris Black

3/5. Each book had a element of the reporter and the boxer. Its a trilogy about there struggles with long distance, jealous, dark past, and mafi elements in each story. The whole trilogy is pretty short and if listening to them in 2x can finish each in a day. Plus another book trilogy that has cliffhanger ending just so you know.

 The Royal Series by Erin Watt (new adult romance/ bad boys)

4/5. I know a lot of people dislike this book however I ate them up. Especially since it had a family of bad boys which I have a really soft spot for. Plus Ella was a bad ass all by herself. She was put into this family pretty much against her will and the boys where just demons to her. However she never backed down from those or those in her new prep school. The whole school situation was missed up. For it is ruled by the students and the teachers can be paid off. I need the to read the spinoff but not all the books are out so am waiting because I know there are cliffhangers.

Zapata (twow&m)

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata  (sports romance)

3/5. This has a hate to love relationship between employee for her boss. For though Vanessa has worked and hated her employer Aiden never seem to care. Except if it has to do with working out and his career. That was until Vanessa has enough and quit and Aiden needs her help. This was a over 600 page book which was okay in audiobook however for most of it nothing really happened.

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Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward (reconnection/long-distance/romance)

3/5. This was a cute story of old friendship reconnecting thanks to a drunk call. I loved how cute this story was and wish it was a bit longer. I feel like there was loose ends that I would like to see resolved and not just mentioned in the epilogue.

Lauren(a)

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren  (ya/coming of age/mm)

4/5. I can see a lot my own personality in Tanner especially when it comes to laziness and process of writing a book. Though I didn’t fully understand the religious aspect of this book especially it being set in such a religious setting. Also we have mostly Tanner Point of view, however Sabastian does it one with a different voice which threw me. I’ll have a better review later am still thinking on it.

So yeah here’s my ramble review and hopefully I’ll have some reviews up that make a bit more sense later on. Thanks if you made it though and see you next time with my haul for September.

 

 

Friday Read (still reading these :/)


I just finished The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and will have a review up coming next week. Now time to get back to the two books that I’ve been reading forever.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber am 45% through

By Your Side by Kasie West am 63% through

I need to finish these so that I can have a clean swipe for next week. For next week is when I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for a buddy read am doing. I haven’t read this series for the reason when it came out there was way to much hype. Now is the time to give it a shoot.

Into next time everyone have fun this weekend.:)

Book Review: Collide


Author: Riley Hart

Series: Blackcreek-1

Format: kindle

Genre: m/m romance

Page Count: 332

Rating: 5/5

Summary: This is about two best friends reunion after 17 years apart. Noah and Cooper where best friends after colliding for the same football when they were 10. Then after three years later Noah’s family disappear without a word to anyone. Now both grown they meet up with another collusion this time evolving a truck. Which starts a new friendship.

Which doesn’t go down smoothly when Noah tells Cooper that he’s gay. Its a adjustment at first but they fall into the easy rhythm of friendship until it became more. I liked how Cooper became conflicted about his feelings since he’s been a women’s man all his life. Then there’s Noah who won’t push and hope that through all this they can stay friends. This book was like a mini roller coaster that just got better as I kept reading.

 

Cooper is a fireman who does it to honor his parents who died in a fire themselves. He grew up with his Uncle and Aunt who he respect a lot however doesn’t really fit with them. Then we have Noah whose family moves for a new beginning all his life. However they pretty much meet back up in the same way they first meet. So it was like a full circle thing.

The whole hot and cold moments in this book reminds me of a sitcom that was just fun with popcorn.Especially since Cooper has never thought of a guy like until Noah came back into his life. All books should start with a solid friendship even if they haven’t seen each other oh lets say 17 years.

There is plenty of drama and not all of it was due with the fact they where together. However the past plays plenty in this book and I still loved their story.

Book Review: Crossroads


Author: Riley Hart

Series: crossroads-1

Genre: m/m romance

Format: kindle book

Page Count: 340

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Nick is a recent divorce who owns his own restaurant While Bryce likes to fix cares while also pretending to be in a fake relationship with his best friend to keep his mother happy. They bounded over a share backyard and being able to become friends. However that changed slowly over the time that they spent together.

+POSTIVE:
I really enjoyed this book. How it started as a friendship first then slowly turned into something else. The humor between Bryce and his family who are laid back and are just great to hangout with.

Bryce and Christi is my favorite friendship. The humor between them and how they get along is just goals. Also Christi herself the way she would tease Bryce by calling Nick the hot next door neighbor. She was a comedy relief that worked for the purpose in this book.

Also I love the sibling on both side of the guys families. How they were supportive, while also being honest about things they didn’t want to hear.

The writing went steady and how the story was told kept me interested which is the reason I finished it in one day.
-NEGATIVES:
things that bothered me was the fact that I didn’t always know who’s POV I was in. It took me a bit to figure if Bryce or Nick was talking. Also Nicks mom bothered me in how old fashion she was. She believes that a women’s place is home rising the kids and making the man happy. It bothered me that she thinks so old ways that I couldn’t really like her.
Overall:
So glad this book makes me smile by how everything started from friendship and realistic in how it was told. Plus this is the first in a series that don’t follow the  Nick and Bryce but am still excited to continue on.

Kindle Haul: Two Weeks Worth


Dates: February 6-19 

Out of all these I only full priced the Empress of a Thousand Skies and Valiant. The others are from kindle deals that I couldn’t say no to.

2017 release:

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Audible Haul:

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Audio/Kindle:

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Grouped by authors:

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And the rest of them:

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totally missed last Sunday so just bonded the two weeks. I’ll get back to regular next week to make a huge haul. Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend and let me know if you kindle deal. Or other ways you get good bookish deals. 🙂