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

Review – Say I’m the One by Siobhan Davis

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Say I’m the One; All of Me #1
(#1 within a duet)

Publication Date: April 30, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Duet/Love Triangle/New Adult/Contemporary/Friends-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Siobhan Davis

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



Super angsty, which team do I side with and could Siobhan just rip out my heart a little more….ahhhh!! What a first half of a duet!! Wow, I could not put this book down and I need the second half now!

Vivian and Reeve have been childhood best friends who eventually become more in their teenage years. Their love is strong, since their foundation of friendship lead the way, but when Reeve lands the roles of all roles and becomes the next Hollywood heartthrob it pokes holes in their love and begins to tear apart the very foundation of everything they had. What’s worse is it leaks poison into the very fabric of Viv’s self esteem, her trust in others, and everything she believes about herself going forward.

When things eventually get to be too much Viv leaves L.A. and transfers her university credits to Ireland. Away from the social media scorn, the world that seems to have turned on her, and the boy who promised to always be by her side, Viv heads towards a fresh start needing time to heal, which is exactly what her soul needs in every possible way.

In the Emerald Isle, Viv never dreamed of meeting great new friends and especially meeting a man who could ever fill the place in her heart like Reeve did, but along comes Dillon and as much as she tried to fight it, Dillon’s presence was like a wrecking ball kicking out the bad memories of Reeve and replacing them with new ones.

So different from the man she left behind Dillon is reckless where Reeve was meticulous. Dillion is passionate where Reeve was gentle. Two sides to every argument she can come up with and yet Viv tries her best never to compare the two. Focusing just on spending time with Dillon and becoming a stronger version of herself, she knows her time is limited. She tries very hard to not fall in love, but when the time comes to leave, she just might leave a piece of her heart overseas.

While reading I found I identified with Viv a lot while she struggled in her relationships. Losing herself to begin with was something I did in my younger years. Having nothing left when your relationship is over is brutal, especially when hindsight is slapping you in the face. While Viv found so much strength later on, I know what it’s like when you are devastated at that moment.

While I know this book isn’t finished and the story is just in the middle because, ooooooohhhhh what a cliffhanger!!!!! I’m dying for it to continue because Viv is caught in this love triangle and it isn’t over yet! GAH!!!


From the USA Today bestselling author of Inseparable and When Forever Changes comes another emotional, angsty, new adult romance that will rip your heart apart before mending it again.

I’m head over heels in love with my best friend. Although, I can’t pinpoint exactly when Reeve Lancaster became my entire world.

Was it when we were little kids, practically brought up together, after Reeve’s mom died during childbirth and his dad subsequently fell apart? Or when I doodled his name in my school journal at age ten? Maybe it was when we became boyfriend and girlfriend at fourteen or when we shed our virginity at sixteen, pledging our forever?

I was there as his star ascended—like I’d always known it would—and there wasn’t a prouder person on the planet. As the only child of Hollywood’s golden couple, I’ve lived my life in the spotlight enough to know it wasn’t what I wanted for my future. But I sacrificed my own desires, because Reeve’s happiness meant everything to me.

Until he crushed my heart into itty-bitty pieces, forcing me to fly halfway around the world just to escape the gut-wrenching pain.

The opportunity to study at Trinity College Dublin came at the perfect moment, and I jumped at the chance without hesitation. If I’d known fate was meddling in my life, perhaps I would have chosen differently, but my future was cemented the instant I laid eyes on him.

Dillon O’Donoghue was Reeve’s polar opposite in every way, and perhaps, that’s why I felt drawn to him. He was the dark to my light. The thorn in my side, irritating me with his cold disdain, wild recklessness, and a burning rage hidden deep inside him that spoke to a silent part within me. Yet Dillon showed me what it was like to truly live, opening my eyes to endless possibilities.

What happened next was inevitable, and I only have myself to blame. He warned me, and I knew my reprieve was temporary, because there is only so far I can run.

Especially when fate hasn’t finished messing with me yet.

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Review – Forever Golden by Rachel Jonas and Nikki Thorne

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Forever Golden; Kings of Cypress Prep #3 
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: April 23, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Suspense/Dark Romance

Authors: Rachel Jonas and Nikki Thorne

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars



West and Blue…can I just bask in their love for a while. What an amazing, culminating story for these two and the beginning for so many more in this golden world.

In Forever Golden a lot of questions finally get answered, the most important being evil Vin, and the door opens to more which should get answered as this series continues with the other Golden boys #TeamGolden.

Under a strict timeline, West and Blue bring drama and suspense as they track down answers to bring down Vin before it’s too late. With the help of their family and friends they figure out who to trust and who has the chances to rip them apart. It isn’t easy when the city is corrupt, but the Golden Team has held strong and I love how they all work together.

My favorite part in the whole book was when everyone took a trip down to Louisiana to visit the boys grandfather and their cousins. My secret wish is that books are written for everyone because all five cousins were delectable and full of hell raising fun. The future of this world has so much possibility and I want it yesterday!

I love how the entire series has evolved from a dark, bully book where Blue didn’t back down from West being the ultimate jerk to now where their love is so strong they can hardly be without the other for more than a few minutes. It is heart melty and fuzzy feelings and everything I love about bad boys who fall hard for the right girl. I’m so here for everything that is coming from the rest of the Golden boys and what is still to come for the city that is still broken.


West Golden—Fierce protector. The one.

The cocky jock I once wanted to kill with my bare hands is now the only one I trust with my heart.

In a city full of corruption and dark secrets, knowing who’s on your side gets harder to determine every day. Especially now that Vin’s on the warpath, passing out threats he fully intends to see through to the end. His power here in Cypress Pointe seems limitless, and I don’t have time to see if that’s true. I’m prepared to make sacrifices to keep my family safe.

Even if what’s sacrificed is my own happiness.

As our circle of loyal friends becomes clear, we cling to it, because it’s all any of us has. And if there’s one thing Vin didn’t count on, it’s that blood isn’t always thicker than water.

He might just find out firsthand why it’s never wise to cross the king’s queen.

FOREVER GOLDEN is the highly anticipated conclusion to this portion of the saga, and a lead-in to the KINGS OF CYPRESS spinoff. This book is the final installment of a trilogy and should only be read after completing books one & two, THE GOLDEN BOYS and NEVER HIS GIRL.

This series contains strong bully themes. So, if you’re not into romances where hate turns into love (… eventually), and if you don’t like your heroes of the unapologetically alpha variety, this might not be the series for you. There is no rape or dubious consent whatsoever. However, due to adult themes and sexual situations, this one’s only for the 18+ crowd.

This series is sure to give you GOSSIP GIRL and ONE TREE HILL vibes, and the angst will have you burning through the pages to find out what happens next. One-click and get lost in this series today!

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Blog Tour – The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely


THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK (Rules of Love #1) by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: April 16th


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THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK, a sexy, friends-to-lovers standalone sports romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, is AVAILABLE NOW!


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️ Sexy times in a limo

️ A hot athlete in and OUT of a tux

️ Naughty jokes, flirty vibes, & brand-new dirty word combos

️ A hilarious, confident, & caring heroine

One swoony elevator scene


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A sexy, brother’s best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings…

The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.

But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.

And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.


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New Release – Insatiable Lover by Krystyna Allyn

Title: Insatiable Lover
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Krystyna Allyn
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2021

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

The rules of the contest were simple.
Design a new logo for Morgan Financial Holdings, wow the judges with my mad skills, and bam. I get the job.
Easy, right?
I didn’t account for the annoyingly gorgeous Easton Roman, strolling late into orientation like he’s God’s gift to women.
Acting as if already crowned champion, the jerk had the nerve to flirt with me! 
<insert multiple expletives>
He may have everyone fooled, but I see him for exactly what he is.
Easton can do whatever he wants to steer me from my eventual victory, but two can play at that game. If I have to flirt back, I will. If he wants to kiss me, bring it on.
At some point in the game, it became real; our connection grew.
I thought when the judges selected the winner, it would end us. But what really shattered our relationship was something neither of us saw coming.

Insatiable Lover is a contemporary enemies to lovers romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.




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Krystyna lives in somewhere USA with her amazingly awesome husband. Though she works full time, blogs, and reads like a maniac, she still manages to find the time to write all her crazy stories. 

Her hobbies include baking, skydiving, karaoke, and general mischief. The list of her favorite authors is endless, so rather than singling out anyone particular, she’ll just mention her number one go-to cookie is oatmeal raisin.


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Blog Tour – The Love Interest by Kayley Loring


𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐋𝐨𝐯𝐞 𝐈𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐊𝐚𝐲𝐥𝐞𝐲 𝐋𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐘𝐨𝐮’𝐫𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐨 𝐋𝐎𝐕𝐄 𝐄𝐦𝐦𝐞𝐭𝐭 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐚!

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Dear Fiona,

I hope this letter finds you well—and by well, I mean significantly less infuriated than you were yesterday. I’ve wanted to continue our conversation from the night we met, but there are so many things I can’t say or do, now that I’m your professor.

As an anonymous letter writer, I can give you some idea of what I have planned for us, once the year is over. As an author, I can share my work in progress with you. Not for you to critique but to show you how much you mean to me.

When you’re done reading this page, destroy it—and then write me back. Don’t sign the letter. Don’t put a return address on the envelope. Mail it from a random mailbox.

Yours in problem solving,


P.S. I still think you’re wasting your talent on that historical romance novel.

P.P.S. I really wanted to push you up against the door and kiss your beautiful, angry face. I will. One day.


Dear Emmett,

Your handwriting is almost as terrible as your mood swings, and it would have been my instinct to destroy that letter even if you hadn’t ordered me to.

If you show me your work in progress, I will critique it.

I am currently still too infuriated to write about all the other feelings I have for you.

Expect another letter soon.

Your problem and your solution,


P.S. I still think an overpaid, overrated, overly handsome bestselling author of thrillers has no business teaching creative writing at a prestigious New York university.

P.P.S. To my great horror, I really wanted you to push me up against that door and kiss my angry face too. I understand now that your appalling way of treating me in class has been overcompensation, but I don’t forgive you for it. I’ll kiss you again anyway. One day.

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Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.


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