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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Book Review: Hart Of His By Annie Arcane

Hart Of His
(Cale & Mickey #2)
By Annie Arcane

Moving in with Mickey Hart has taught me a few lessons.

523 square feet is really f*cking small. Sharing a bathroom is the worst idea ever when you’re a damn paraplegic. Never lie, no matter what. And one more thing...

I'm madly in love with this girl.

Warning: Strong language, mature content, drama, and angst included. Shirt sold separately.

This is a novella.

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My Review:

I wish this had been a full length novel because it ended too fast. I loved having the opportunity to glimpse into Cale's mind. I wasn't expecting to find what I found while in there. This was a beautiful novel. The author's writing style is amazing.

Being in Cale's head in no easy place. You could probably say that about most people, but he's had it especially tough when you consider he's a paraplegic and prideful to a fault. He's worked so hard to overcome his disability in so many ways that he isn't accustomed to having someone want to help him. His pride gets in his way and it makes his relationship with Mickey that much more difficult because she doesn't back down very easily. His insecurities about his disability and why Mickey is still around also get in his way very often. The way he deals with the consequences isn't always pretty or smart.

Mickey is more in the background in this novel but plays a part that's just as important. She's very stubborn but, unlike Cale, she'll back down when she deems the argument pointless. That only serves to irritate Cale even more, which ends with him saying something he'll regret. I liked how she dealt with his verbal assaults. At the end of the day, I think they both realize that their relationship is worth more than their stubbornness.

The ending was very sweet. The on and off relationship dynamic they have going on is starting to get annoying because this is the second book in this series in which this happens. I'd have hoped they'd have gotten over that triviality by now. Overall, this was a very eye-opening book and it does justice to the first book.

My Favorite Quotes:

"Everyone has a limit. Everyone has a breaking point. [...] He would much rather die than allow you to witness it. That's the problem with loving a superhero."

"One minute you're fine and the next minute... Everything just collapses around you. And the whole f*cking world caves in."

My Rating:


Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were also a Fictional Character

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Welcome back to:
A weekly feature created By The Broke and the Bookish

I've switched up this weeks theme because I don't pay much
attention to specific foods that are mentioned in the books I read.

This Week's Topic:
Top Ten Characters I Would Crush On If I Were Also A Fictional Character

* Titles that I have reviewed are linked to my review.
* Titles marked with a star are linked to Goodreads.




He's hard working, fights for what's right and loves unconditionally.
Anyone would be lucky to have a guy like him in their life.




- Christin Poe from the Crossbreed Series By Dannika Dark

Raunchy yet dry humor with an incredible accent and he's a vampire.
I'm still on that train. I wouldn't mind ;)



- Craeg from the Blood Kiss By J. R. Ward

Craeg is more of a loner, with amazing fighting skills. He almost comes
off as a knight in shining armor at the end of his novel and he's a vampire.





A powerful magic user and gorgeous incubus capable of making all your
desires come true. Tell me he's not worth your time. I dare you ;)





He's protective, fiercely loyal and would do anything for his mate. If I
qualify, you can bet I'm going to be crushing hard on him.






He's protective of those who earn his respect and is the stereotypical
tall, dark, handsome werewolf. 





I feel like a total pervert right about now, when you consider that his
story took place when he was probably around 16 or 17. It's been
almost a decade, but the author hasn't extended the series, so to me
he's still around that age. He's pretty good looking and protective.





Tall, brooding and silent is how I'd describe him. He has a special
power that has made his life less than charming in the long run, so
he's learned to keep to himself. I'd just love to get him out of his shell.






Protective, loyal and caring. He's on of the less risk taking and violent
types on this list, but he's such a sweetheart. 




He's stubborn to a fault when he puts his mind to something. He's a
mage with magical powers and drop dead beautiful. 




What fictional character would you crush on?
Let me know in the comments below!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Book Blitz: André By Sybil Bartel


André
(Uncompromising #3)
By Sybil Bartel 


Release Date: October 16th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

André

The Marines trained me to set my sights and wait for the shot. For eight years, I guarded my brothers and defended my country. Now I protect my clients. My personal security firm is the best in the business because I leave nothing to chance… until a dark-haired, hazel-eyed spitfire crosses my path.

She and her sexy-as-hell striptease were supposed to be a one-night distraction. But too late I noticed the branding on her back and my blood ran cold. This woman wasn’t a distraction—she was a death sentence.

Knowing who she was left me no choice. I took her on as my client. But running from her past wasn’t an option.

The Marines didn’t train me to retreat. They taught me to engage.

One shot. One kill.
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About The Author:

Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously? Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never rely on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

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**Giveaway**

The following giveaway is my responsibility.
An eBook of Talon has been provided by the author.

The following giveaway is a blitz wide giveaway. This promotion is in
no way sponsored, administered by, or associated with this blog.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Book Look #186: The Girl and the Raven By Pauline Gruber

Hiya My Little Predators!!

Hope you enjoy!! C:

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Book Looks was created by @Jen and Books and Other Happy Ever Afters.

This Week:
The Girl and the Raven By Pauline Gruber
Book Look: The Girl and the Raven By Pauline Gruber
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Friday, October 13, 2017

My Ramblings: Straightforward Self-Help Books


Straightforward Self-Help Books

I've gotten into reading self-help books for the last year or so and I don't understand why I was so against them in the beginning. I can guess it's because the only types of books in that category that found their way to me where the fluffy you-can-do-it-if-you-try kind of books. The way I'm programmed doesn't make it possible for me to take those types of books seriously. I've been through some rough patches and I can tell you with all the certainty in the world that just because you try, it won't ever mean you'll succeed. 

After all that I found I like very straightforward and to the point self-help books. If you group that into my love of sarcasm and a rather dark sense of humor, you get very helpful books that don't care about how they'll make you feel. That's the reason I adored Mark Manson's 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*%#'. He doesn't sugar coat anything and presents facts to back up everything he's talking about.

I don't like beating around the bush and appreciate honesty in all areas of my life. I don't want to read a book where the author tells me life is perfect if you just try. All that does is make me angry, which is probably not what it was intended for. Mark Manson said in his blog post 'The Disease Of More', "Life is a game of tradeoffs. And you must eventually choose what you’re willing to trade based on what you value".

I agree wholeheartedly with that. Life will never be one hundred percent good or bad. You choose what negative situations you can stand to live with and appreciate the rest. I'll end with one last quote/saying. They say the truly insane do the same thing every day and expect a different result every time. Don't be that person.

Do you enjoy reading self-help books?
Let me know in the comments down below!
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