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3 09, 2016

Review: Undaunted by Ronnie Douglas

By | September 3rd, 2016|Categories: Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance, Series|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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undaunted book coverReviewed by Bethany Kelly

What is more appealing than a man in black leather? A man in black leather who also has brains and principles.

Aubrey Evans has to move Tennessee with her grandmother when her dad is indicted for embezzlement, and although she has always been close with her grandma, all she wants to do is save up enough money to move back to Oregon where she used to attend college. However, when tall, dark, handsome, and clad-in-leather Zion comes into play, he’s all she can think about–even though she knows she should steer clear of him.

10 06, 2016

Review: Borrow-A-Bridesmaid by Anne Wagener

By | June 10th, 2016|Categories: Coming of Age, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance, Women's Fiction|Tags: , , , , |3 Comments

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borrow a bridesmaid book coverReviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

With an adroit mixture of comedy, romance and suspense, Borrow-A-Bridesmaid by Anne Wagener is a great example of chick-lit as it should be done. It’s hard to believe this is the author’s first book–it is so wonderfully well-written. The pacing is perfect, and the characters (even those you’d love to hate) will keep you entertained from beginning to end.

Piper Brady has graduated from college, with aspirations of becoming a writer (a real one – for pay!). Unfortunately, the market isn’t exactly overflowing with such positions. So, with the help of her guy pal roomie, Lin, she devises a Craigslist ad, offering her services as an experienced, professional bridesmaid. Not too far off the mark, actually, and what she hasn’t yet experienced, she can imagine.

25 05, 2016

Blog Tour: Someone Like You by Victoria Bylin

By | May 25th, 2016|Categories: Christian Literature & Fiction, Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance|Tags: , , |1 Comment

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someone like you book coverPlease join Victoria Bylin, author of Someone Like You, as she tours the blogosphere with TLC Book Tours!

Reviewed by Kelly Ferjutz

Bethany House specializes in Christian books, so it should come as no surprise that in many ways, they’re also inching toward mainstream readers. This marvelous tale is a great example of the type of books they do. It is definitely ‘Christian’ but not obnoxiously so. There are references to God or church on nearly every page, but they are seamlessly woven into the story, which is extremely well-written, in my opinion. (I love it when a book I’m reading just zips right along, not dislodging me from the story or the characters, prompting me to wonder, ‘now what did that mean?’ or just a plain old ‘huh?’) This one didn’t do that at

15 04, 2016

Review: To the Stars by Molly McAdams

By | April 15th, 2016|Categories: Coming of Age, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, New Adult & College, Romance|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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to the stars book coverReviewed by Bethany Kelly

Almost one-third of women have been sexually or physically abused by their spouse or significant other at some point in their life. To the Stars by Molly McAdams gives the reader a look into one of these abusive situations, as well as how one decision can change the outcome of your life.

When Knox–being 18 years old–finds out that the girl he wants to be with, Harlow, is 15 years old, he promises to her that he will wait for her until she turns 18. However, from Harlow’s perspective, two and a half years is a long time for him to have to wait. She doesn’t want him to miss out on having fun during college. Although Knox is a constant in Harlow’s life from that point forward, they pursue their own lives, only seeing

24 11, 2015

Review: The Mine by John A. Heldt

By | November 24th, 2015|Categories: Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

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the mine book coverReviewed by Maria Tews

Cliché time travel plots seem to plague the literary world, but The Mine by John A. Heldt was a refreshing take on an often overused story line.

In 2000, Joel Smith is a 20-year-old geology major from Seattle visiting Montana who decides to explore an abandoned mine, and gets sent back in time to 1941 because of a strange alignment of the planets. With only the clothes on his back and present-day cash he cannot use, Joel jumps a train to Seattle and makes friends with local college student, Tom Carter, after he saves him from a beating by some debt collectors. Joel ends up staying with Tom’s family, getting a lucrative job from Tom’s father, and becoming a popular member of Tom’s social circle.

The book has several delightful twists: Joel makes friends with a 20-year-old version

8 08, 2015

Review: Trusting Liam by Molly McAdams

By | August 8th, 2015|Categories: Coming of Age, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance|Tags: , , |3 Comments

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trusting liam book coverReviewed by Amanda Farmer

Trusting Liam was the first book I’ve read by Molly McAdams and it is part of the series that includes Taking Chances and Forgiving Lies. I have not read either book in the series but was not lost in the slightest. McAdams does a nice job of keeping the reader in the loop with what happened in the first two books.

Trusting Liam is about two people having a one night stand in Las Vegas, and them not planning on seeing one another ever again. Kennedy left that morning without a goodbye to Liam–much to his surprise. They both have thought plenty of that night but have moved on with their lives. Unfortunately for Kennedy and her sister, Kira, they have to move to California to avoid some angry people that are threatening their father and uncle. Liam currently

2 06, 2015

Review: Captive by Brighton Walsh

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, New Adult & College, Romance|Tags: , , |2 Comments

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captive book coverReviewed by Melanie Kline

Madison Frost is miserable. She makes every attempt to make herself invisible to those around her at school, in public–basically anywhere she goes. At home, she is already invisible to her parents. Her immensely dysfunctional family includes an alcoholic, pill-popping mother and a father who hardly ever comes home from work. On the rare occasion that he does show up, he turns a blind eye on the entire situation. Madison feels helpless, useless and cannot wait to escape her situation. Unfortunately, guilt keeps her there day after day, making sure that her mother doesn’t overdose or cause herself even more harm.

Imagine Madison’s surprise when she is kidnapped by a huge, frightening man who is as sinfully gorgeous as he is terrifying. Who would want her kidnapped? And an even better question…who would be willing to pay the ransom? Terrified but

7 04, 2015

Review: Contradictions by Tiffany King

By | April 7th, 2015|Categories: Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance|Tags: , |3 Comments

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contradictions book coverReviewed by Rebecca Donatelli

Tressa Oliver is a bad girl, drinking, dancing, partying and playing all of the time. She blows off her classwork and finds more enjoyment in hanging out with her roommates and participating in social events than passing her classes.

Trent Lawson is a handsome nerd who is too serious, too boring, all work and no play. Tressa and Trent are obviously incompatible, per Tressa, although the adorable attraction between the two is undeniable. In this fun and easy read, not one that causes too much thought, the reader follows as Tressa changes and Trent attempts to save her from the fall.

After a horrible accident during a night of partying, Tressa realizes it is time to get back on track and make something of herself. In this process, she finds love, loses friends and reevaluates what she wants out

15 01, 2015

Review: Wild by Sophie Jordan

By | January 15th, 2015|Categories: Coming of Age, Genre Fiction, Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance, Women's Fiction|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

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20896046Reviewed by Rebecca Donatteli

Georgia is still reeling from the loss of her boyfriend of the last four years, replaying the insults he threw at her and mourning the time she had wasted. She is tired of being what everyone thinks she is (boring and predictable, just like her father) so she conjures up an idea to start moving outside of the box and takes herself to a secret “Kink” club on campus. In walks lover boy, Logan, who Georgia is instantly attracted to.

Instead of taking an internship back home, Georgia ends up working for her professor and spending a lot of late nights with Logan. Their friendship grows but Georgia continues to be a typical strong-willed female and push him away. The sexual tension between the two of them is palpable and I found myself frustrated and rooting for Georgia to get

5 11, 2014

Blog Tour & Giveaway: Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh

By | November 5th, 2014|Categories: Giveaways, Literature & Fiction, New Adult & College, Romance|Tags: , , |1 Comment

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caged in winter book coverPlease join Brighton Walsh who is touring the blogosphere with her new book, Caged in Winter!

Enter to win a copy below – open to US residents

Reviewed by Rebecca Donatelli

To begin, I found Brighton Walsh’s style of writing to be beautiful and I had an immediate connection to the book from the very first page because of her technique. This was a really fast read for me and yet, extremely powerful. I am in love with Cade Maxwell and Winter Jacobson!

Winter, a tough-as-nails-I-don’t-need (or want)-anyone’s-help girl, is just trying to make it through life. More specifically, the next 76 days until she graduates from college and can do whatever her heart desires. In the meantime, her nights are spent at a sleazy pub wearing less than desirable attire. Cade, an aspiring chef and restaurant owner, swoops in and tries