#CovenantBinge Read!!!

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I have wanted to read the Covenant series since it first came out, but it's just been one of those books that I haven't gotten to yet. Well I'm about to change that with a BINGE READ!!

Over the next few weeks I plan to read the entire series and as I have been warned that there will be some major feels I will be tweeting my reactions with the hashtag #CovenantBinge
So if you see my emotional filled tweets of angst and pain, please feel free to sent virtual hugs and chocolate. 

First up...

Title: Half-blood
Author: Jennifer Armentrout
Published: 19th Sept 2011
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Paranormal Romance

BLURB:
The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi pure bloods have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals--well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1:Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem--staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.



A series filled with Greek theology, a kick ass heroine, hot boys and forbidden love…doesn't that sound amazing?!

So if you haven't read these books either or would to like to reread, please join me in the #CovenantBinge!!

{Review} Breaking The Rules by Katie McGarry

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Title: Breaking The Rules
Series: Pushing The Limits #1.5
Author: Katie McGarry
Published: 8th December 2015
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5

BLURB:
A summer road trip changes everything in this unforgettable new tale from acclaimed author Katie McGarry

For new high school graduate Echo Emerson, a summer road trip out west with her boyfriend means getting away and forgetting what makes her so... different. It means seeing cool sights while selling her art at galleries along the way. And most of all, it means almost three months alone with Noah Hutchins, the hot, smart, soul-battered guy who’s never judged her. Echo and Noah share everything — except the one thing Echo’s just not ready for.

But when the source of Echo’s constant nightmares comes back into her life, she has to make some tough decisions about what she really wants — even as foster kid Noah’s search for his last remaining relatives forces them both to confront some serious truths about life, love, and themselves.

Now, with one week left before college orientation, jobs and real life, Echo must decide if Noah's more than the bad-boy fling everyone warned her he'd be. And the last leg of an amazing road trip will turn... seriously epic.

While I had a few minor issues with this book and didn't quite love it as much as Pushing The Limits, I still really enjoyed spending more time with Echo and Noah!

REVIEW:
I absolutely LOVED Pushing The Limits, and it is still one of my favourite books! So needless to say I was very excited about this book. While I really enjoyed Echo & Noah's continuing story, I feel like it didn't quite live up to it's prequel.

This story takes place over one week - the last week of their summer road trip. Both Echo and Noah have made so much progress in their lives since we first met them, but they still have a lot of issues to overcome, both separately and as a couple. Echo is still struggling with her relationship with her mother and related nightmares from the attack. While Noah is trying his best to believe he's worthy of Echo's love and can give her the future he knows she deserves.

I personally felt there was a little unnecessary drama in this book, and while I love some good old teen angst, it just didn't work as well for me this time. I think the main reason is that with all of McGarry's books, one or both of the main characters are keeping a secret from each other, and it's that process of each of them uncovering the secrets and getting to that HEA, that is what I love about her books. But as Echo and Noah already know each other's past secrets, there was less natural tension between them, so the drama that McGarry had to create felt somewhat artificial. Personally I would have preferred to see this sequel take place a littler further into the future.

That being said I still thoroughly enjoyed getting back into the world of Echo and Noah and it was great to see Echo following her dream of becoming and artist. I felt Echo grew more of a back bone is this book and started to really stand up for what she wanted - I loved that! It was also great to have Beth and Isaiah feature quite a bit in the story. Seeing Isaiah and surprisingly Beth too, being so protective of Echo was so beautiful. These characters have all becomes such a beautiful family, I just love it! This series continuities to be one of my favourites and I'm looking forward to the next instalment - hopefully Abby will get her book next!

FINAL WORD:
While I had a few minor issues with this book and didn't quite love it as much as Pushing The Limits, I still really enjoyed spending more time with Echo and Noah!

CONTENT:
Sexuality: medium-strong / mildy descriptive sex scene
Violence: mild / some minor fighting
Language: medium / some f words
Drugs & alcohol: medium-strong / underage drinking, mention of party drug use

{Release Day + Signed GIVEAWAY} Foolproof by Jennifer Backwood

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Thank you for joining us in the release day event for Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood! Be sure to check out the excerpt and giveaway! 

Title: Foolproof
Author: Jennifer Backwood
Published: 26th Jan 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by authors for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5
Goodreads  |  Amazon  |  B&N

BLURB:
Jules Carmichael needs to get her life together. Pronto. School's been hell, there was that tiny stint in rehab, and worst of all, she's lost her cushy summer job. The only available work is at Office Jax, home of horrid 90s music and the biggest jerk on this side of the galaxy...

Recovering from a brutal break-up and taking a hiatus from college, Ryan DeShane has just discovered the “6 Ultimate Steps to the Perfect Summer Fling.” It's a brilliant distraction, and Jules is a tantalizing target. But the “steps” work a little too well, because he and Jules are definitely, uh, flinging. And it's only a matter of time before Ryan's foolproof plan starts to seriously unravel...

EXCERPT:
Shifting in my seat, I pulled off the hoodie, my shirt creeping up with the sweatshirt. I turned to Jules, whose mouth had shaped in a very attractive O, her gaze roaming over my exposed abs. She glanced up and quickly looked away when she saw I’d noticed her stare. 
Caught you. 
She was interested. Time to reel her in. “See something you like?” 
She cleared her throat and, even in the darkness of the truck cab, I noticed the deepening blush that splashed across her cheeks. “I’ve seen better.” 
There wasn’t a lot about my body that I was overconfident with, but I’d done enough sit-ups and burpees to earn my eight-pack. “You must see a lot of abs then. Have a rating system?” I snapped my fingers. “No, wait, a spreadsheet.”
“If that were the case, you’d be a mid-lister.” Her mouth quirked into an innocent smile. 
I suddenly wanted to dropkick every single guy on that list. What kind of guys did she date if I was a “mid-lister?” Bodybuilders? Thor? 
I needed to flip the brakes of this freight train thought process speeding on a direct route to don’t go there, dipshit. Her dating history didn’t matter, because in a few weeks I’d be back in Texas. A few times of hooking up, and I’d have this girl out of my system. “Good thing I’m not just another guy on your list.” 
She cocked a brow, a clear Payton-ism, her gaze wandering everywhere but my direction. Her fingers etched across the earrings running up the perimeter of her ear. I wanted to run my tongue over each one of the piercings, pin her down in the truck, and explore every inch of her skin. My cock twitched in agreement. I shifted in my seat, adjusting my raging erection. 
“You wouldn’t even qualify, DeShane.” 
“Is that so?” Damn, she was cocky. And I loved it. 
“Not even for the thirty-day trial period.” 
“I wouldn’t need thirty days to convince you,” I said.  
“And how many would it take?” 
Lowering my voice, quiet enough for Blake and Payton not to hear—not that they paid either of us any attention—I said, “I could have your toes curling in twenty seconds flat. Two minutes, and I’d be at the top of that spreadsheet of yours.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Jennifer Blackwood is an English teacher and New Adult author. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When she isn’t writing or teaching, she’s binging on Veronica Mars episodes and white cheddar popcorn. She is the author of Unethical and Foolproof. She is represented by the fabulous Courtney Miller-Callihan from Greenburger Associates.
Website | Mailing List | Twitter | Facebook | GoodReads



GIVEAWAY:
Signed print copy of Unethical
$5 Amazon gift card


Happy Australia Day 2015!!

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Last year to celebrate Australia Day I listed all my favourite books by Aussie authors
This year I thought I'd share all the books I WANT to read by Aussie authors!

Every Move by Ellie Marney
Can't wait to read the final book in this Aussie urban Sherlock inspired trilogy!

Faking It by Gabielle Tozer
Loved the first book in this series, The Intern, and can't wait to continue the story!

This book is said to be for fans of Looking For Alibrandi, so it's a must read!

Masquerade by Kylie Fornasier
An historical romance set in the Venice Carnevale of 1750. 
I've been told by many Aussies to read this book!

Avery by Charlotte McConaghy
"A sweeping, romantic fantasy novel about loss and identity, and finding the courage to love against all odds."
This sounds awesome and will be released in February!

"A ballad to that time of your life when you are trying to work out who you are, what it is you want and what will it take to get you there."
Doesn't that description just sounds amazing!

Life In Outer Space by Meslissa Keil
I absolutely love books about geeky nerdy characters and this book sounds as adorable as that cover!


So those are the Aussie books I hope to read this year. Am I missing any?
What are you're favourite Aussie books/authors?

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Oh, and you can't celebrate Australia Day with lamingtons…virtual lamingtons for all!!!!
And real ones for me!! ;)

{ARC Review} GARRETT by Sawyer Bennett

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Title: Garrette
Series: Cold Fury Hockey #2
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: 17th February 2015
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Roamnce
Source: eARC provided by publisher via Netgalley for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

BLURB:
Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type—confident, sexy, smart . . . his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees—especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him . . . hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything—but you can’t score without taking the tough shots. 

Garrett is an incredibly heartfelt story with emotional depth and one of the best epilogues I've ever read!

REVIEW:
The story:
Olivia has just discovered she is about to face one of the biggest challenges life can throw at you. She's dealing with a life threatening illness and romance is the last thing on her mind. But after meeting hockey star, Garrett, romance may not be that far away. Things start out casual, and Olivia is reluctant to share her life threatening issues with a man who's known for he's philandering ways. She also believes it's unfair to to start a relationship with him, knowing that her future is uncertain. But Garrett's not willing to let her go that easily, and for the first time he's acutely thinking about the future with one woman. But will Olivia's secret tear them apart or bring them closer together?

This story was extremely emotional and I found myself in tears several times. This wasn't a simple light hearted, fluffy romance. There is depth and heartache and yes some sexy times too.

The characters:
I loved Garrett from the very beginning, which I found strange since I'm not really a fan of 'the player' heroes. But Garrett's attitude to the women was what made the difference, he's respectful and just looking to have some fun. I also adored the way he treated Olivia, he was so kind and caring and protective a her. Simply put, Garrett is awesome.

Olivia is a creative and vibrant character, and despite facing an uncertain future she has such a positive attitude. She still had her fragile moment (as anyone in her situation would), but she didn't let it change her. She shows incredible strength and determination and was a really inspiring character.

The romance:
Their relationship might have begun as one fun night, but it was clear neither of them would be able to leave it at that. Garrett turns into such a sweetie and becomes very protective of Olivia. And while Olivia's cousin and his best friend Alex, warn him to stay away from her, I was so happy to see him defend his relationship. These two deal with a lot of ups and downs, but it's those challenges that made their connection so much stronger.

The writing:
Sawyer's writing is always very emotive, but this is her most powerful story yet. Illness is never an easy topic to write about, especially when trying to balance realism with that all important HEA, but I think Sawyer found the perfect mix. And absolute top marks for that EPIC epilogue, I can't even begin the describe how simply amazing it was. Possibly one of the best epilogues I've ever read - it was exactly the ending this book needed to give the reader closure.

FINAL WORD:
Garrett is an incredibly heartfelt story with emotional depth and one of the best epilogues I've ever read!

CONTENT:
Sexuality: medium / several sex scenes
Violence: mild
Language: medium - strong / frequent f words
Drugs & alcohol: mild

{Review} CONTRADICTIONS by Tiffany King

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Title: Contradictions
Series: Woodfalls Girls #3
Author: Tiffany King
Published: 6th January 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Purchased via Amazon
Rating: 4/5

BLURB:
When everything starts spinning out of control . . .

Three years into college, Tressa Oliver’s life is a nonstop party. She’s skating by in her classes, and there’s no shortage of drinking, dancing, and general hell-raising. The only aspect that hasn’t been much fun: She can’t shake the toxic jerks that always seem to gravitate toward her.

It will take someone totally wrong . . .

Trent Lawson is the classic anti-bad boy: smart, boring, and way too serious. To a wild girl like Tressa, there’s no way in hell they’re compatible—especially since Trent seems to see straight through her defenses.

To set her right.

When a college prank goes terribly wrong, Tressa starts to suspect that her partying ways are leading nowhere fast. Now she has to turn to the last person she ever thought she’d ask for help—and quickly discovers that there’s more to Trent than meets the eye . . .

Trent is what made this book for me, he is exactly the hero I love to read about, an intelligent, sweet, kind hearted nerd!

REVIEW:
The story:
Tressa, the loud, outgoing party girl, always knows how to have fun. But with her grades slipping and her position at college on the line, thing need to change. Her academic probation forces her to change her priorities, but choosing to study instead of party doesn't go down to well with her best friend and roommate Cameo. To confuse things even further, Tressa's new tutor just so happens to be Trent, the nerdy guy from high school who had a massive crush on her…and still does.

A the time he was too shy to do anything about it. But while tutoring her, he sees an opportunity to make a move. At first Tressa not only turns him down, but is outwardly rude to him. Claiming they are just too different and would have nothing in common. But Trent doesn't give up that easily. Slowly building a friendship with her, Trent sets out to show Tressa just how well they get along, and it's not long until Tressa feels more of a connection with him than she has with any other man. But can she get over her judgemental issues to embrace a real relationship with him?

The characters:
Tressa was a little difficult to like in the beginning. She's very judgmental and at some points she was actually really nasty towards Trent. She teases him about being a geek, and not in a flirty way, but is very condescending about it. It's at about the half way point that Tressa starts to mellow and grow. Yes she's a flawed character, but nobody's perfect - what was important was that she learnt from her mistakes and becomes a better person for it.

I have a soft spot for the 'nerd' heroes and I absolutely adored Trent. I loved his geeky comments, and dry sense of humour, and truly respected the fact that he wasn't ashamed of his so called 'geeky' personality. He's kind hearted, intelligent and can make a girl laugh - to me that is the perfect hero!

The romance:
The romance starts out very one sided, with Trent's feelings not being reciprocated. But as Tressa starts to see past her stereotypical views of Trent, the connection between them blossoms. Tressa started to realise that Trent was one of the most decent men she'd ever met and started to question if she was good enough for him - which early on I actually had to agree with. But Tressa works hard and becomes a better person - someone deserving of Trent's love.

The writing:
What I loved out this book is it's not just solely about the romance. Tiffany has addressed many other issues that college kids face; academic probation, partying too much, roommates, hazing and most importantly, consequences. The characters all learn from the mistakes they make, in particular Tressa. The balance of all of these topics was really effective and tied the story together beautifully.

FINAL WORD:
Trent is what made this book for me, he is exactly the hero I love to read about, an intelligent, sweet, kind hearted nerd! Contradictions is all about character growth and learning not to judge people based on appearances.

CONTENT:
Sexuality: medium / some sex scenes
Violence: mild / some hazing incidents
Language: medium / some f words
Drugs & alcohol: medium / main characters drink heavily

{Tour Review} WITH A TWIST by Sawyer Bennett

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Title: With A Twist
Series: Last Call #4
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: 6th Jan 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5

BLURB:
Wyatt Banks is ready to give one woman the world. Unfortunately, his job as a cop tends to interfere with other goals. When Wyatt is sent deep undercover to investigate a sex slave ring, he doesn’t have time to do anything but focus on staying alive in a dark and dangerous underworld.

Wyatt isn’t alone though in his quest to save the women that are being sold into sexual slavery. 

His partner, FBI Agent Andrea Somerville, is immersed just as deeply as he is, and she’s the bait to lure the sex slavers out into the open, as she poses as an erotic dancer in an attempt to snare the enemy. But danger runs as high as the sparks between them, and now Wyatt is caught between the job he loves and the woman he wants. 

A fast paced suspenseful romance filled with intrigue and raw passion!

REVIEW:
The story:
I must admit this story surprised me, as the first half is very different to the rest of this series. While the first three books are relatively light and breezy romances this one is much grittier and had some real bite to the story.

Local cop, Wyatt, has been sent undercover to infiltrate a sex slave ring, that is believed to be kidnapping dancers from their strip club and selling them to wealthy customers. FBI agent, Andrea joins the investigations, posing as a vulnerable stripper, ripe for kidnapping. As Wyatt and Andrea work together to set the trap and catch the criminals, their strictly professional relationship gets complicated when the sexual attraction between them grows. Crossing that line may not only risk the investigation, but also their lives. But how long can these two deny their connection…and more importantly can it survive away from the intense undercover operation?

The characters:
When Wyatt and Andrea first meet, he's a little gruff and standoffish, not hiding his uncertainty that Andrea may not be able to handle the job. But it soon becomes clear that he's rough exterior is no more than an undercover persona he's created. He's also very protective of Andrea, and tries to shield her from as much of the heinous actively going on in the nightclub. Wyatt is surprisingly sweet and unlike many male NA characters, he's actually looking to find love and settle down.

Andrea is a strong and passionate heroine. She's not afraid of hard work and shows sheer determination to catch the criminals she's investigating. I also loved that when it came down to it, Andrea showed she had the lady balls to take charge and make the first move. She's a very empowering character.

We also get to see the rest of the Last Call cast of characters is the second half of the book which was excellent! Sawyer's always fabulous at creating a family characters that you just wish you were a part of.

The romance:
The attraction between these two was obvious from the beginning. But working undercover in a strip club makes things difficult. Despite feeling attracted to Wyatt, Andrea is convinced Wyatt's interest is purely professional. But after being forced into a compromising (and oh so hot!) situation, they struggle to deny the attraction. The romance between these two is very seductive, but also has a few very sweet moments too.

The writing:
Sawyer has a real knack for creating unique and interesting stories and this one is no exception! The first half of the books was very fast paced with lost of suspense and intrigue, and as the story progresses, their is a nice balance of light romance that has been excellent throughout the whole series.

FINAL WORD:
With a Twist is a fast paced suspenseful romance filled with intrigue and raw passion! Looking forward to the next book in the series for Casey's story.

CONTENT:
Sexuality: strong / several descriptive sex scenes, references to sex slaves and assault
Violence: medium / kidnapping, gun violence and murder
Language: medium-strong / frequent f words
Drugs & alcohol: medium / drug use



ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

{ARC Review} SPEND THE NIGHT by Elizabeth Lee

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Title: Spend The Night (Ep 1)
Series: The Hotel Collection #1
Author: Elizabeth Lee
Published: 20th January 2015
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5
Goodreads  |  Amazon

BLURB:
Spend the Night – Episode 1

Welcome to The Wellesley-Crawford...
Hannah Wellesley has spent her entire life running the halls of her family-owned hotel, the infamous and opulent Wellesley-Crawford. Noted as one of the city's richest, most luxurious hotels in Chicago, the WC is what Hannah has devoted her life and career to.

The hotel’s Annual Masquerade Gala is the event of the year, but this year Hannah’s evening involves more than just handing out masks. After a mysterious rendezvous in a secluded stairwell with an irresistible and unidentifiable man, Hannah becomes consumed with discovering the identity of her masked lover. Just as she’s about to give up the search, two men blow back into her life with drastically different intentions. They both have secrets and uncovering them will lead Hannah down a darkly dangerous path. 

Drawn to both of the intriguing bachelors, she’ll have to determine which one is after her heart and which one plans to do her deadly harm before it’s too late.

Exciting beginning to a mystery romance serial!

REVIEW:
The story:
This is the first episode of a 3 part serial following hard working hotel heiress, Hannah Wellesley. On the brink of taking over the reins of the hotel Hannah has one night of crazy fun, hooking up with a mysterious masked man at The Annual Mask Gala. But months on and she's unable to forget that night of passion with the stranger she has never been able to find. Trying to move on she meets up with new chef, Carter who may or may not be her mysterious man. Also entering the scene is fellow heir to the Wellesly-Crawford Hotel, Trent Crawford. Both bring their own secrets and it's unclear what their real motivations might be.

The characters:
Hannah has always done the right thing. She's hard working, passionate and very good at her job. But she's yet to find that one man to give her heart to. That one night of reckless passion, has opened her eyes to something exciting and she's determined to feel that excitement again.

Trent Crawford appears to be the typical arrogant heir. He's cocky and is used to getting what he wants. He could sometimes come across as a bit of an ass, but I personally believe that's a bit of a cover, and we are yet to see the 'real' Trent - the one that 17 year old Hannah remembers.

Carter is a little mysterious, we don't really know that much about him yet, but he's kind and seems to really like Hannah.

The romance:
We have a bit of the makings of a love triangle here. Carter is new in Hannah's life and he brings something fresh and exciting. On the other hand, Hannah has known Trent all her life and they have 'history'. I have to admit I'm very much #TeamTrent!

The writing:
I really loved the writing format Elizabeth used with Hannah's POV telling the majority of the story and a few chapters told by 'Him', the mysterious man. We can assume that it's either Carter or Trent, and it's so exciting trying to pick the clues and guess who it is and whether or not they are the 'good' or 'bad' character!

FINAL WORD:
Exciting beginning to a mystery romance serial! Can't wait for episode #2…go #TeamTrent!!!

CONTENT:
Sexuality: medium-strong / descriptive sex scenes
Violence: none
Language: mild-medium / occasional f word
Drugs & alcohol: mild

{Stacking The Shelves} The Christmas Holidays Edition!!

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves.

This is my annual Christmas Holiday Edition of Stacking The Shelves!!!

CHRISTMAS PRESSIES!!
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater - How awesome is that special hard cover design!!!
Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout
Breaking The Rules by Katie McGarry- What do you think of the Aussie cover design?
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally



Things I Can't Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Thanks so much to the lovely Laura of Laura Plus Books for sending me this one as part of our Aussie YA Blogger Secret Santa!!

PHYSICAL ARCs FOR REVIEW:
Magonia by Maria Dahvana Headley
Thanks so much to Harper Collins Australia!!
This book sounds so incredible and I'm in love with that cover!!


Veronica Mars: The Thousand-Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham
Thanks to Allen & Unwin!

Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
You Were Mine by Abbi Glines
After We Collided by Anna Todd
Dangerous Alliance by Kyra Davis
Thanks to Simon & Schuster for these surprises!

eARCs FOR REVIEW:
Make It Last by Megan Erickson
Thanks so much to 
I absolutely LOVED this book and highly recommend the entire series!! 

Garrette by Sawyer Benett
Thanks to Random House via Netgalley!

With A Twist by Sawyer Bennett
Thanks to AToMR PRomotions!

Spend The Night - Episode 1 by Elizabeth Lee
Thanks so much to Elizabeth for sending this one!!

PURCHASED
I had two weeks holidays off work over the Christmas break and these were the books I purchased!!
Inspire by Cora Carmack
The Accidental Assassin by Nichole Chase
Stay With Me by J.Lynn
Wicked by Jennifer Armentrout
All Broke Down by Cora Carmack

GIFTED EBOOKS
Solving For Ex by LeighAnn Kopans
Searching For Someday by Jenniger Probst
Reluctantly Royal by Nichole Chase
Thanks so much to the lovely Becca Dawn for gifting these books as part of our Secret Santa Group!!!

Have you read any of these books? 
Did you get any books over the Christmas break?

BEST NA BOOKS OF 2014!!

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Here are my Top 10 NA Books of 2014!
(in no particular order)

Be My December by Rachel Brookes
Loved seeing a heroine with such a tragic past get her HEA is this one, very emotional!

Make It A Double by Sawyer Bennett
Brooding bad boy Brody made this book for me. Such an intense and beautiful story!

Girl In Love by Caisey Quinn
Music, heartache and the perfect ending to this awesome series!

Where There's Smoke by Elizabeth Lee
Such an exciting, action packed romance!

Inside Out by Lia Riley
Such a fantastic series, and Lia saved the best until last, with this fabulous conclusion to the trilogy!

Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young
I'm a huge fan of friends to lovers storylines, and this is one of the best!

Let Me Know by Stina Lindenblatt
I cried several times in this book, it was heartrenching at times, but such a beautiful story!

Misunderstandings by Tiffany King
I loved the unique storytelling technique with a combination of flashback & present day chapters! 

Whisper To Me by Christina Lee
Girl falls for her best friend's, pierced and tattooed older brother...enough said!


And my favourite NA book of 2014 was...

Make It Count By Megan Erickson
I can't exactly explain it, but something about this books and in particular the heroine, spoke to me. I also love a sweet 'good guy' hero, and Alec is that and so so much more. He's an intelligent, nerdy, sweet caring man and he is one my all time favourite Book BFs!

So that's my list of the best NA books of 2014!
Do you agree? Have I missed any of your must read NAs?!