Review : Brutal Game (Flynn & Laurel, #2) by Cara McKenna

Review : Brutal Game (Flynn & Laurel, #2) by Cara McKenna

Picking up not long after Willing Victim, Brutal Game continues the story of Flynn and Laurel. By day he’s still a construction worker but by night he’s this big, ferocious MMA fighter. She’s still waitressing but she knows that she needs to actually put her engineering degree to good use and look for something better. As Flynn and Laurel navigate their everyday lives they come to find out that sometimes life has a mind of it’s own. Brutal Game shows readers what life is really like after you get your HEA. Relationships take work and compromise. It also shows you […]

Posted 05/12/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : It Happened on Love Street (Everland, Georgia, #1) by Lia Riley

Review : It Happened on Love Street (Everland, Georgia, #1) by Lia Riley

Lia Riley has done it again. It Happened on Love Street brings everything about quaint, but quirky, small town life and mixes it with characters that you’ll not only fall in love with, but want you to wish they were real so you could befriend them yourself. Pepper Knight moved to Everland with the promise of a job. A job that was supposed to set her up for something better in life, a job that was the safe bet. Sadly, it was anything but because she finds out on her first day the offer has been rescinded. Feeling down on […]

Posted 05/10/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2) by Sarina Bowen

Review : Hard Hitter (Brooklyn Bruisers, #2) by Sarina Bowen

From apple orchards in Vermont to the Ivy League, Sarina Bowen’s words captivate readers and make you want to befriend her characters, no matter how much may get on your nerves. O’Doul & Ari in Hard Hitter are no different. From their humorous interactions to the suspense surrounding Ari’s ex, I felt like I was actually in the world of the Brooklyn Bruisers. Hard Hitter is the second novel in Sarina’s Brooklyn Bruisers series. Centered around the eponymous hockey team, we as readers get to see the ins and outs of a professional team in ways no one would ever […]

Posted 05/08/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Problematic books and why we read them

Problematic books and why we read them

Let’s talk about problematic books What is a problematic book? I think that’s one of the easiest questions we are able to answer in the book community. They’re books that have something problematic about them. Well, duh Ashley, you’re telling me. But it’s something more than that too. It’s a callus disregard for something triggering, something sexist, or racist. It’s could be bad representations of the LGBT community. There’s too many to reasonably list, but you get the idea. I’ve read books that definitely fit into one or more of these things at one time. Sometimes it has a lot […]

Posted 05/06/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Willing Victim (Flynn & Laurel, #1) by Cara McKenna

Review : Willing Victim (Flynn & Laurel, #1) by Cara McKenna

Kink comes in all ways. Most of the books with kink that I read usually involve some kind of BDSM relationships. Every now and then I stray from my norm and venture into something a bit darker, something a bit more taboo- consensual rape. Willing Victim is definitely not going to be for everyone but it’s a story that I couldn’t put down once I started. Before we go any further I want to reiterate the major theme of Willing Victim. Rape is not something that I condone. It’s not an act that I wish upon anyone. Rape is an […]

Posted 05/05/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Play With Me (Bedroom Games, #1) by Alisha Ray

Review : Play With Me (Bedroom Games, #1) by Alisha Ray

Play With Me is like your favorite good bad porno movie. Ridiculous plot but enough sex and/or sexytimes that it doesn’t really matter what brought the two leads together. In this case of Play With Me, Tatiana flies to Las Vegas to meet with the man who has her brother’s livelihood in his hands. He also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. When Tatiana finds out that her brother stole money from the casino he works at to pay for his mother-in-law’s hospital bills she does what any sister would do, she flies out to Vegas to help him sort everything […]

Posted 05/01/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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What exactly is our place in the book community?

What exactly is our place in the book community?

We are bloggers and reviewers and more I believe that if you’re a reader you’re part of the book community. It doesn’t matter if all you do is read and tell a friend about something crazy that happened in a book or you’re one of the most popular and well-known bloggers in the world. We all have a place. I question what is that place a lot though. Not just for myself but for all of us at a whole. Do we really get as much of a say in certain areas, ie problematic books/themes/etc, or if we have the […]

Posted 04/28/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Review : Haven (Beards & Bondage, #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon

Rebekah Weatherspoon is a new to me author but I’ve been hearing about her books for a few months now. Needless to say, the hype was completely worth it. With Haven I didn’t really know what I was getting into. I knew I loved the cover but never read the synopsis. I just knew there was a burly mountain man and that was okay with me. Once I started reading Haven I had the hardest time putting it down. Shep and Claudia drew me into their world in a way that hasn’t happened to me in such a long time. […]

Posted 04/27/2017 by Ashley in Reviews
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When I stopped blogging I forgot enjoyment

When I stopped blogging I forgot enjoyment

I Knew I Had To Stop When I knew my place in the book world wasn’t working for me anymore I just ignored it. One might ask why but that’s not a truly easy question to answer. I didn’t want to believe that I could feel such apathy towards something that I felt saved so many parts of me. I didn’t want to believe that I felt like there was no place for me. I didn’t want to believe that I just lost enjoyment in reading. Such apathy I felt so indifferent to the book world. Part of that might […]

Posted 04/24/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Hello There : Depression and Absence

Hello There : Depression and Absence

We can make this awkward I’m sure you remember back at the new year I said I was essentially retiring from the blogging world. True, I never said in so many words, but it was pretty much implied. I just was so tired with the politics of the book world and not feeling like I was doing anything to add to the positivity of the community. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure much has really changed in regards to the politics, and if anything, it seems very much worse. But as I live day after day I feel this […]

Posted 04/18/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Goodbye 2016, Hello The Future

Goodbye 2016, Hello The Future

It’s been an amazing few years Guys, it’s time. I’m retiring. I had so much fun the last few years since I began blogging and getting into the book world, but there’s no place for me anymore. Not because I don’t feel welcome, but because I don’t have the heart for it. It’s not because of anything one thing or something that I’ve seen. But let’s be honest, the Twitter book world as of late has been horrendous. I love you all I have so much love and respect for the book community as a whole. You have gotten me […]

Posted 12/31/2016 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Tempting Tanner (Collins Brothers, #1) by Lexi Lawton

Review : Tempting Tanner (Collins Brothers, #1) by Lexi Lawton

When I first saw the blurb for Tempting Tanner I shared it with Marifer because I thought it sounded like something we’d both like. I thought I’d like it because it sounded like something possibly fun, and sexy, and interesting with the right amount of drama to keep me on my toes. As for Maf? Well, it sounded right up her alley for stereotypical NA’s that she’s grown fond of satirizing. What I got though? Nothing like I was expecting. Tempting Tanner is riddled with high school drama. Juliana has been in love with Tanner for years but hasn’t been […]

Posted 12/12/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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