Reviews & Ramblings: November Part 2

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! What a better way to share my gratitude for EVERYONE by sharing some more reviews? LOLOL. I don’t have extended periods of cooking today, because I’m cooking for two, so I plan on getting a lot more reading in!! Some of these reads the past week have been AMAZING and I’ve been dyinggggg to read them! Let’s get to it!

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The Rival (Washington Rampage #3) by Megan Green

HOLY CRAP that was good!!! This book had so many things that I love! Baseball and ∞best friends are two tropes that I really love and this book had BOTH! Carter and Avery were two characters that had everything you’d hope for in characters. Carter was so hopelessly in love with Avery, and Avery was SO unaware. I LOVED THAT about these two! I love when one character has no freaking clue what they are in for. It really makes their fall THAT much sweeter. So many things about these two were so special; from how they met to how Avery finally realized that Carter was in love with her. Megan did such a good job really giving us every single detail. We also got ALL of the feels! There were so many different emotions, I wanted to cry for Carter, I wanted to kill for Avery and I laughed with them both so many times. 

HOLY CRAP that was good!!! This book had so many things that I love! Baseball and ∞best friends are two tropes that I really love and this book had BOTH! Carter and Avery were two characters that had everything you’d hope for in characters. Carter was so hopelessly in love with Avery, and Avery was SO unaware. I LOVED THAT about these two! I love when one character has no freaking clue what they are in for. It really makes their fall THAT much sweeter. So many things about these two were so special; from how they met to how Avery finally realized that Carter was in love with her. Megan did such a good job really giving us every single detail. We also got ALL of the feels! There were so many different emotions, I wanted to cry for Carter, I wanted to kill for Avery and I laughed with them both so many times. 

I know I say this a lot, but I love getting to see so much of the sport also. I really love baseball books, but I haven’t gotten to read as many. I love that we got to see Carter play! I have to shout out to the supporting characters too, because this book really wouldn’t have been the same without them! I can’t wait to go back and read the other books. I did this a wee bit out of order!

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Where We Belong (Alabama Summer #4) by J Daniels

I listened to this over the summer. SO GOOD! I LOVED seeing more of Ben and Mia. I especially love that we got to see a total different side of Mia! I never expected her to be so feisty and be willing to do whatever she could to be with her man. I also loved seeing Luke and Tessa with the kids, was so adorable! 

CANNOT WAIT FOR MORE!

 

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Reckless (Skulls Renegade MC 7) by Elizabeth Knox

OH. MY. GOSH. ELIZABETH, WHAT DID YOU DO TO ME????? (LOL). 

So I was confused about this triad BEFORE this book. I love them so much! I was always curious to see if Maria would choose one of the brothers, or if one of the brothers would give up Maria. Now, AFTER the book, I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS, THOUGHTS AND FEELINGS! I was so worried about sending Liz some editing things that I never actually messaged her about the book until the end. I REALLY freaked out that the book was over!!

I LOVE Pain and Chaos so much! I can’t believe how different these brothers are. Marie mentioned once how she loves them for different reasons and I really got to see that here. Pain really carries around emotions and knows how to sense them. Chaos really distractions from the distractions and is very brash. And poor Maria, getting to see some of her inner thoughts was scary throughout this. I’m so curious about what she actually went through after getting the glimpses after her dreams. 

I CANNOT WAIT TO FIND OUT WHAT THE HECK HAPPENS NEXT!!!!

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Sawyer Beckett’s Baby Mama Drama Guide for Dummies by SE Hall

I am so mad that I haven’t read this sooner!!! Sawyer is one of my all time favorite book boyfriends!

This was HYSTERICAL and so damn accurate lol. I hope that the day I’m finally pregnant I can give this to my future husband to read lol

 

 

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Sawyer Beckett’s Guide For Tools Looking to Date My Daughter by SE Hall

I LOVE SAWYER BECKETT!

Oh this man. I loved every minute of this lol. He’s absolutely hysterical and I love how he makes sure to bring all of the others in. This group of friends really is a big family and all so close. I just love it!

 

 

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Tailor Made by Tasha Lewis

TASHA BLEW IT OUT OF THE PARK WITH THIS BOOK! I can’t believe this is her debut novel, it was sooo well done! Her writing is just so good!

I loved every bit of the relationship between Mason and Rayleigh! From how the met, to how their relationship continued and all of their ups and downs. EVERY.MOMENT.WAS.PERFECT! I love when a book has a relationship that isn’t perfect and is very real! This story was just so REAL and that made it so much better. Meeting each other and falling for each other made Mason and Ray both such better people! And we have people like Kat and Shelby who really help make this story so complete! I also really enjoyed how much art and books were a part of this story. Of course books are special to me, but so is art. It helped it be so relatable! I also love how we got a few twists and turns, as well as some really deep backgrounds. There were just so many layers to their stories.

Tasha’s writing alone was just amazing. I loved how she really used the supporting characters to help her hero and heroine shine! We got to feel all of the emotions (shocker: I even cried once) and they were done so beautifully. Nothing really bashed you in the face, but the emotions were transitioned so perfectly

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I Dare You (The Hook Up #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

WHYYYYYYY did I wait so long to read this??? I’ve only read two other books of hers but I LOVED the writing and just haven’t had the chance to read any more. I’m so glad I finally got to read this because I’m now obsessed with this football team!!!!

I LOVED Maverick so much and I loved how he wasn’t giving up on Delaney. They were just so darn perfect for each other!!! She was just so nerdy and had such a smart mouth, it just seemed so cliche and perfect that they were such a good match. Part of the appeal, of course, was how Delaney was SO DETERMINED to NOT fall for Maverick. It made the fall SO MUCH SWEETER! (Sorry all the caps are 100% necessary.) 

Ok enough about the love birds, let’s talk about this writing!! I love how Ilsa writes!! I love how she added the quirkiness of the dare and especially loved her adding in Skye & Ryker. These two supporting characters made all the difference in the world! Nothing is better than a best friend and some banter! She perfectly placed these two in the most perfect scenes. And the He-man texts? SO PERFECT!!!!! I just loved it all. Lastly, sweet, sweet Raven. She was icing on the cake, so perfect!!

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I Bet You (The Hook Up #2) by Ilsa Madden-Mills

I had a hard time sleeping in anticipation of reading this book today! The immediate saucy and spicy banter between Ryker and Penelope had me HOOKED! I also LOVE that she had been writing about him while he was in the same space as her, that had me cracking up! The nicknames, the banter, the “hate” talk, all of it just made QUITE the impression! I laughed so much throughout this book, I was constantly on my toes waiting for the next giggle. IT WAS GREAT! 

I really love how Penelope and Ryker were desperately trying to deny their feelings for one another, it made for some great entertainment. Ok, all their jokes and funniness aside, I love how these two became so close. They really did seem to be friends first, and I think that makes a such a strong relationship. These two really knew each other in and out. I also loved their quirks. I loved that she loved to write and loved the library. And other than football, Ryker’s friends were so important to him.

Speaking of friends, we can’t ignore Charisma and Blaze! First of all, the names are so perfect for the BFF’s!!! These two were hysterical and totally loyal. I love how each of them came to their friends defense so many times, but I also love these two for their own banter together. The way that they all banded together was great! And of course the additions of Margo and Conner were interesting too. I was very interested in the dynamic of Margo and Penelope, and seriously hope I get to see more of that! 

I REALLY HOPE THAT ILSA WRITES MORE OF THESE BOOKS! EVERY football player needs a book! lol

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Long Shot (Hoops #1) by Kennedy Ryan

HOLY SHITE! I was pre-warned about all of the emotions I would feel during this book. Man did Kennedy bring on the emotions, STRONG! 

From the moment we see Iris and August together I knew these two were special. Not even as a couple, though they were, but as individual people. Iris is just so passionate about the game, and about life. Then we have August who is basically planning for every possible scenario in life. From what little conversation we saw, I really got to see how special they were. 

Let’s talk about August first. This kid has so much damn talent and I love how he was constantly remembering his dad. But at the same time, with that talent, came TONS of ego. I was really happy when he got that ego checked a few times. But damn was he also passionate! The game was his life, but I love how determined he was to have something to fall back on. 

Then we have Iris, she’s almost the same way. She has a clear path for her life and doesn’t want to end up like her mother. Her story was really heart breaking, and her continuous story just kept breaking my heart. Now somehow I did not sob during this book, I think maybe my emotions were somehow on hold for a while? In any normal circumstance, I would have sobbed throughout this whole book. The things we saw her go through are things that I never even thought of possibly happening to a human being. The raw ache she felt, man did we feel it too. Kennedy is so good at that. She’s so good at getting us to feel those same emotions. We were raw right there with her.

Family was a really important theme in this book. If it weren’t for family August and Irish would have had much different lives after they met. They both had THE BEST families, minus the douche canoe that was Caleb. I loved their families so much, especially Jared and Lotus. These two really made August and Iris shine. Supporting characters are equally as important, and these two had a monumentus role in this book.

With all that said and done, I can’t give too much away, BUT YOU NEED TO READ THIS! Kennedy is so damn talented and this book is really a shining star. It has so many emotions and layers, although you want to see when the good times come, you don’t want it to end. When it ended I was about to throw my kindle!!

ONTO THE NEXT!!! Can’t wait!

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