Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Love is Never Lost by Katy Regnery

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Love is Never Lost; A Modern Fairytale #8 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: March 14, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Modern Fairytale/Second Chance Romance

Author: Katy Regnery

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Sleep – who needs sleep? Well, Rip did, but me? I couldn’t put this book down!! I loved every moment and didn’t regret staying up until all hours of the night!

The journey of Rip and Trina, and I’m talking the total journey from childhood to adulthood, was touching, devastating, emotional, and full of so much heart, Katy poured her entire soul into this book.

Every aspect that involves growing pains, whether you are navigating the popular side of social status or living in the world of social siberia just making it to graduation, Rip and Trina’s lives cross over and over leading up to graduation day. Their choices in young adulthood lead to major ramifications that forever change their path and their destiny.

Twenty years later Rip and Katrina’s lives are still entwined, but their social factors are much different, along with their family status’ and professional stations. Rip and Katrina have a lot of water under the bridge to wade through now that Rip is awake, but can things ever really be the same when the world has basically been on pause for twenty years?

I don’t normally stay up as late as I did reading, but I was completely transfixed by their journey. I couldn’t put it down until I finished every last word. Don’t miss Van Tassel and Van Winkle as they discover how to love in their new normal.



Sometimes, the journey is the love story.

On the night of his high school graduation, Ripley Van Winkle—local quarterback, prom king and all-around big man on campus—swan dives off the top of the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse. . . and lands on jagged pile of rocks. Suffering massive brain trauma, Rip isn’t expected to live, but he somehow manages to beat the odds: most of his physical injuries heal, though he remains in a deep coma for the next twenty years.

When Rip awakens two decades later, he will need to relearn his body’s most basic functions, in addition to catching up on twenty years’ worth of history, progress and change.

Something called the “internet” has the answer to every question you could ever dream of asking, and people are reliant on mobile telephones smaller than a Walkman. His high school girlfriend is married with children, and he has an eighteen-year-old sister who was born while he was “sleeping.”

As Rip struggles to find his place in this strange, new world, one presence in his life will become both a beacon and guide: his childhood friend, Katrina Van Tassel. But Trina has a challenging adult life of her own, and there’s no guarantee she has space in her life or her heart from her one-time high school crush . . . Rip Van Winkle.


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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Hazed: Palm South University #6 by Kandi Steiner

Kandi Steiner has revealed the cover for Hazed: Palm South University #6!

Releasing: March 25, 2021

Hazed, book 6 in the hot Palm South University series by Kandi Steiner is coming to Kindle Unlimited on March 25th!⁣

If you like shows like Riverdale, Greek, and Gossip Girl, you’ll love the steamy, drama-packed Palm South University series.⁣

Curious about what’s inside the series?
➔ Angst Galore
➔ Teacher/Student
➔ Unrequited Love
➔ CEO/Intern
➔ Love Triangles
➔ Bisexual
➔ College Lifestyle (helloooo Spring Break, glamorous Halloween parties, late crazy nights, growing pains, heartbreak and healing and more)⁣
➔ Greek Life Drama and Fun
➔ Characters that will steal your heart! 


Praise for Palm South University:⁣

“𝐋𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐭𝐜𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐟𝐚𝐯𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐞 𝐓𝐕 𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐰, 𝐏𝐒𝐔 𝐢𝐬 𝐮𝐧𝐩𝐮𝐭𝐝𝐨𝐰𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞.” — #𝟷𝘕𝘠𝘛 𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘙𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘭 𝘝𝘢𝘯 𝘋𝘺𝘬𝘦𝘯⁣

“𝐀 𝐧𝐨𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐩 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐬𝐢𝐭𝐲! PSU is the ride you never want to end. Anything Steiner writes, I’m reading.” — 𝘈𝘮𝘢𝘻𝘰𝘯 #𝟷 𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳, 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘵𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘺 𝘊. 𝘊𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘳𝘺⁣

“𝐀𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐫 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐞𝐫𝐟𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧. I cannot get enough of PSU!” ⁣
— 𝘉𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘰𝘳 𝘚𝘵𝘢𝘤𝘪 𝘉𝘳𝘪𝘭𝘭𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘵⁣

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𝐎𝐑, 𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧 𝐮𝐩 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐊𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢 𝐒𝐭𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫’𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐰𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄!⁣


Meet Kandi

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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Bully Romance, Dark Romance, New Adult, Year in Releases - 2021

Book Blitz – Riot Rules by Callie Hart

Title: Riot Rules
Series: Crooked Sinners #2
Author: Callie Hart
Genre: Dark/Bully Romance
Release Date: December 31, 2020


You think you know me, but you’re wrong.

You look at me and see Carrie, the girl with the wild hair and the wild clothes.
Reliable Carrie. Friendly. Quirky. Perhaps a little strange.
What do you really know about me, though?
The details of my past are up for debate.
I’ve been careful to hide my sins, and even more careful to follow the rules.
I do as I’m told. I keep to myself. I don’t mess around with boys, and I’m always ready to run.
At least that’s what I tell myself, anyway.
Since I met him, I’ve broken every single rule in the book.
He’s impossible. Arrogant. Terrifying.
If I’m not careful, Wolf Hall’s golden boy will do more than make me break the rules. He’ll wind up breaking me.


First, they hate me, then they hate themselves for wanting me. That’s how it always goes.

I’m the smart one. The charming one. The guy with the accent that makes girls go weak at the knees. As a resident of Riot House, I’m destined to rule Wolf Hall. Doesn’t matter where you come from. How much money you have. What your future holds. Cross the path of a Riot House Boy and you’re guaranteed to pay the price.
The girl isn’t special. She’s just another cog, turning in the wheel. So why, then, am I protecting her? And why am I keeping her a secret?

Call me a monster.
Call me a fiend.
Call me reprehensible.

Call me Lord Dashiell Lovett IV.

*Riot Rules is book two in the Crooked Sinners Series. It is a complete 145,000-word story that can be read as a standalone, or in conjunction with the other books in the series.




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Dashiell runs his hands through his hair, which is slightly drier than when he first entered my room but still wet enough for the strands to be clumped together. “What’s the alternative? Are we supposed to get to know each other? Share all of our deepest, darkest secrets? What, you wanna date me, Carina Mendoza?” He laughs coldly. “We’ve been through this. I’m not datable. I’m fuckable. I’m hate-able. I’m plenty of things…but you do not want to date me, Carrie. I can promise you that.”
“And you know me so well?” I’m stewing, alive with anger, my blood churning in my veins, hating the fact that there’s this sick, miserable feeling of disappointment welling in the pit of my stomach. He’s rejecting me all over again. “Don’t tell me what I want and I don’t want, asshole. You don’t know shit about me. If you’re not interested in me, then have the balls to say that and be clear instead of all of this dancing around, and side-stepping, and…and being so godddamn English.”
“Most people find my Englishness charming.”
“Well, I don’t. It’s annoying. You’re always skirting around whatever you want to say. You can never take a direct, straight line from point A to point B in a conversation—”
“Where’s the fun in straight lines?”
“—You have to meander and take the longest, most obscure route possible. And on top of all that, then you’re so unclear about your motives or goals that no one can ever get their head straight—”
“I can’t be direct like you people. I’ve tried. It causes me physical pain to be so abrupt. But fine. If you insist, I’ll give it a go.” He straightens, standing up tall, cracking his fingers as he stares down at me, his eyes full of ice-cold flames. “I’d fuck you, love. I would. But I’d probably never speak to you again. And you’d hate me. And I wouldn’t care, which would only make you hate me even more. Graduation will roll around, and I’ll make some kind of speech. You’ll sit there in your chair on the second-to-back row, and you’ll be filled with a burning hatred for me. And I…I won’t notice any of it. I won’t feel a fucking thing. I won’t care. It’ll be a miracle if I even remember you exist. 
“Like I said. You’re better off forgetting all about me, love. Once I’ve made you come, I’ll move onto the next pretty girl with a decent sized rack, and that’ll be that. You won’t hear from me. There won’t be any texts. We won’t go skipping, hand-in-hand down the corridors of this dumpster fire. I’ll have ruined you. I’ll be this ugly sore of a memory, festering in the back of your mind, poisoning every future relationship you ever have because I made it impossible for you to trust men. Then, I’ll be back in England, sitting on my spoiled ass, re-reading the classics and fucking the housekeepers ’cause I’ve got nothing better to do. Not thinking about you…” He steps closer, reaching up, taking a piece of my loose hair, winding it thoughtfully around his finger. “Not remembering you. Not caring that I hurt you.” He pauses, and this is when I finally reach my lowest and my most despicable. Because his words hurt more than the sharp edge of a razor blade, but I’m still leaning into him. I’m still craving his touch. I’m still dizzy on his nearness, and the fact that I can smell the night and the rain on his warm skin, and no matter how hard I hate myself for it…I still fucking want him.


#1 Riot House


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Callie Hart is a USA Today bestselling author of dark romance novels. She is an obsessive romantic who loves throwing a dark twist into her stories. Her characters are imperfect, flawed individuals who dictate when she eats, sleeps and breathes. She loves to travel, and often pens her books when she’s on the road, drawing inspiration from her often unique and wild surroundings. 

If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, or binge watching Game of Thrones.