Friday, January 23, 2015

Life of a Blogger: Achievements

Life of a Blogger is a weekly feature hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeat.
Every week we talk about a non-bookish topic, so that we get to know each other on a more personal level.

This week's topic: ACHIEVEMENTS

So far, my best achievements have been:
  • Getting a degree.
  • Moving from Italy to UK.
  • Learning English (basically from scratch) by living in UK.
  • Running a blog by myself for almost four years now!
    *Every blogger can see how big of an achievement that is*
  • Opening and running my own Company.
Cheers to many more!! :)

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

"Best Laid Plans" by Kate Roth



BEST LAID PLANS BY KATE ROTH

SERIES: Desire Resort #2
PUBLISHER: Kate Roth
GENRE: Contemporary/Erotic Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received from the author

SUMMARY
One formerly frigid head case. One sexy celeb. Their plan to spend one romantic week in paradise. 
With a failed marriage behind him and more one night stands than he can count, the last thing Evan Weston expected was to find his dream girl at Desire Resort and Spa. When it’s clear to Evan that his last hook-up could be the best thing that ever happened to him, he’ll do whatever it takes to get the right answer to his question out of Danielle Ward. But it’s true what they say, the best laid plans often go awry…

MY REVIEW

This is the second part of the "Last Resort" novella that concludes Evan and Dani's story. I loved the fact that we get to read from where we have left them—wondering and asking for more—and see the couple trying to figure out what to do with their not-really-saw-it-coming connection.

The read was definitely hot and entertaining, but I have to confess that I felt like the events were a bit rushed, especially towards the last few chapters. It still worked for me because I had previously read "Many Times, Many Ways" (a Desire Resort novella part of Mistletoe Hollywood collection), so I was already aware of the path those two would choose and I knew more than this novella tells you. Anyway, if I didn't, it would have perhaps bothered me a bit more.

Overall, spending time with Evan is always pleasurable, and if you're up for a quick read that also happens to be hot, sweet and fun, I would suggest you to grab both Desire Resort novellas.

RATING: 3.5/5

Monday, January 19, 2015

"Never Judge A Lady By Her Cover" by Sarah MacLean



NEVER JUDGE A LADY BY HER COVER BY SARAH MACLEAN

SERIES: The Rules of Scoundrels #4
PUBLISHER: Piatkus
GENRE: Historical Romance
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

SUMMARY
By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking—in London's darkest corners, she is Chase, the mysterious, unknown founder of the city's most legendary gaming hell. For years, her double identity has gone undiscovered...until now. Brilliant, driven, handsome-as-sin Duncan West is intrigued by this beautiful woman who is somehow connected to a world of darkness and debauchery. He knows she is more than she seems and he vows to uncover all of Georgiana's secrets, laying bare her past, threatening her present and risking all she holds dear...including her heart.

MY REVIEW

After the BIG revelation at the end of the previous instalment, I was dying to read Chase's story. And what a story it was! I'm not even a tiny bit ashamed to admit that I had a crush on Chase from the very beginning and, if you're a fan of the series, you will probably agree with me that this is kind of unavoidable. No matter what's, or better who's behind the mask... I really have to applaud Sarah MacLean for her beautiful, intriguing portrait of this character and for having fooled her readers by playing her cards with Chase's mysterious identity so amazingly well, BRAVA!

Rich of twists, suspense, romance and sexual tension between Georgiana and Duncan (oh my!), "Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover" is a great series finale. Each and every scoundrel will permanently stay in my heart, and I can totally see myself swooning over MacLean's heroes anytime!

RATING: 4/5

Thursday, January 15, 2015

"Grave Matters" by Jana Oliver



GRAVE MATTERS BY JANA OLIVER

SERIES: The Demon Trappers #4.5
PUBLISHER: Nevermore Books
GENRE: YA Paranormal
SOURCE: Purchased Paperback

SUMMARY
A legendary Demon Trapper, Riley Blackthorne frequently battles with Hell's minions. So when she travels to Scotland to meet up with her hunky boyfriend, and celebrate her eighteen birthday, she's thrilled at the chance to leave Atlanta and its troubles behind. Denver Beck, who has been studying for months to become a Grand Master—a rare and highly dangerous job—is just as eager to see his girl. He's anticipating a romantic reunion, keen to take their relationship to the next level. Riley's twisted history with Hell has garnered unwelcome interest by people willing to use her for their own purposes. Trouble is brewing in the land of the heather, the kind that will drive a wedge between her and Beck, and prove the ultimate test of their love...and their survival skills.

MY REVIEW

Jana Oliver doesn't disappoint her fans in the slightest, and Beck and Riley come back in full force to make us dream once more! As usual, it's impossible not to feel involved in whatever this amazing couple gets themselves into, as much as it's impossible not to let their wonderful chemistry carry you away. Even if this is just a novella, there's still plenty of action, mystery and romance to keep your mind occupied and make the journey a very exciting one for both our heroes and us readers.

I strongly suggest the read to every Demon Trappers fan. It's not just that the story is really good, but also the bonus scenes at the end and some demon illustrations that add a very nice touch to the whole book!

RATING: 4/5
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Did you know I made the official book trailer for The Demon Trappers series?
Check it out and, if you haven't already, go grab the whole series
and start living one of the most exciting adventures ever!

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Teaser Tuesday (#51)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along!
- Grab your current read
- Open to a random page
- Share 2 “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
- Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


'I thought, seeing how eager you were to speak, that maybe you required my urgent attention with something.'
'Yes, tell me where my girlfriend is.'

Kindle 14% - "Come Together" by Madelynne Ellis


What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)
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