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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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Review : Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1) by Rebecca Yarros

Review : Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1) by Rebecca Yarros

Full Measures, what can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before? Ember and Josh’s story left me heartbroken, wistful, but by the end, full of hope. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose a parent, especially in such a sacrificial way, let alone have my whole life come crumbling down afterwards. Rebecca Yarros created a world that left me wanting more. Ember was a lovely character to me. She was young, but strong. Yes, she definitely made a lot of mistakes but she is one of those NA characters that actually act their […]

Posted 11/23/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Mini Review : Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1) by Sarina Bowen

Mini Review : Rookie Move (Brooklyn Bruisers, #1) by Sarina Bowen

I know, I know, another Sarina Bowen novel. But what can I say, I absolutely love her and her books. She writes romance so well and they just suck me in. Rookie Move especially had me hooked because it brought back hockey and a Trevi brother. First introduced in Bowen’s Ivy Years series, Rookie Move concentrates on Leo Trevi. Having graduated Harkness and moving into the NHL’s minors system, Leo is happy to be doing what he loves, playing hockey. When he gets a call that he’s going to be playing for the Bruisers, he’s more than excited to finally […]

Posted 10/26/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : The Goal (Off-Campus, #4) by Elle Kennedy

Review : The Goal (Off-Campus, #4) by Elle Kennedy

Off-Campus has finally come to a close and I have a lot of mixed feelings. Not just about The Goal but the series as a whole. I may actually have to do a whole post on the series by itself. It started out so strong but I feel like it just devolved into something cliche and just not good. There were a lot of things that bugged me, especially in the last two books that I don’t think it would be fair to put in a review for just The Goal. When we left off, it was the end of […]

Posted 09/23/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : The Score (Off-Campus, #3) by Elle Kennedy

Review : The Score (Off-Campus, #3) by Elle Kennedy

Anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely adore this series. Elle Kennedy has brought such a refreshing voice to a category quickly becoming saturated with the same cliché here, there and everywhere. The Score fits Elle’s writing style very well, but of the series so far, it does fall flat compared to the first two. Dean Winchester Heyward-DiLaurentis is one of my favorite characters to read in quite some time. Ever since he was introduced in The Deal he’s made me smile and laugh with his shameless debauchery. He’s pretty indiscriminate when it comes to the opposite sex and […]

Posted 01/04/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2) by Elle Kennedy

Review : The Mistake (Off-Campus, #2) by Elle Kennedy

Elle Kennedy has done it again. She’s brought a book to life that I just found myself immersed in and I loved every second of it. Logan and Grace are beautifully drawn out and complex characters. They can stand on their own as one of my favorite couples in all of New Adult and to me that says a lot. When we first meet Logan it’s in The Deal. He’s Garrett’s best friend and loves him like a brother but he cannot get over the fact that he’s in love with Hannah, Garrett’s girlfriend. Couple that with the agreement he […]

Posted 08/31/2015 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : HIM (HIM, #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Review : HIM (HIM, #1) by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Wes and Jamie haven’t been friends for years. After an awkward, but oh my God hot, last day of hockey camp, the two went their separate ways and didn’t recover until their respective college teams met up for the Frozen Four senior year of college. Wes gets the idea that their friendship can be salvaged and surprises Jamie over the summer. Him is one of my favorite reads of the summer. Which is awesome because it takes place over a summer. Good timing Sarina and Elle! But yeah, Him stole my heart and hasn’t given it back. Wes and Jamie […]

Posted 07/22/2015 by Ashley in Reviews
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Blog Tour : The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years, #4) by Sarina Bowen

Blog Tour : The Shameless Hour (The Ivy Years, #4) by Sarina Bowen

Let me start off by saying this, The Shameless Hour is my favorite Sarina Bowen book yet. Her characters have always felt real to me and with Bella and Rafe, there’s just something extra special. Maybe it’s the story or the fact that Rafe is just perfectly swoon-worthy while Bella is flat out one of the best heroines I’ve read in a long time. I thought I knew all there was to know about Bella from The Understatement of The Year but I was grossly mistaken. She’s still a little bitter over Graham and Rikker’s relationship but she is getting […]

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Review : The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2) by Sarina Bowen

Review : The Year We Hid Away (The Ivy Years, #2) by Sarina Bowen

There is so much I want to say about this book that I don’t know if I can truly get it out. The Year We Hid Away is my favorite book of The Ivy Years series. Bridger and Scarlet stole my heart with their battles and it’s not coming back to me any time soon. The Year We Hid Away shows us how important family can be. With Bridger putting his future in danger by keeping his sister with him is something that I commend and it just made me fall so much in love with him. When we first […]

Posted 03/25/2015 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years, #1) by Sarina Bowen

Review : The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years, #1) by Sarina Bowen

I’ve known about The Year We Fell Down and The Ivy Years for quite some time. I originally helped to promote the book/series before it was even released, but it took me until this week to actually read the book. It’s something I completely regret doing, the waiting that is, and am completely blown away by the awesomeness that is this book and series. One of my favorite things about The Year We Fell Down is the characterization of Sarina Bowen’s characters. Corey could have been such a cry-baby and whined all day every day about how horrible her life […]

Posted 03/23/2015 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy

Review : The Deal (Off-Campus, #1) by Elle Kennedy

Oh, wow. This book. It deserves all the good words and praises and everything. The Deal is a book that could have ended up cliché, overdone, and boring, but it’s not. Elle Kennedy has created something so distinctly hers that I need to go out and read the rest of her books now. The synopsis of The Deal doesn’t do the book justice at all. Hannah and Garret are such complex characters. They have their own problems, their own histories, and they could have easily been boring in another author’s hands. But they aren’t! They made me feel all the […]

Posted 02/27/2015 by Ashley in Reviews
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Blog Tour : Alex (Cold Fury Hockey, #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Blog Tour : Alex (Cold Fury Hockey, #1) by Sawyer Bennett

Oh, Alex… this is such a wonderful book. If I wasn’t already a fan of Sawyer Bennett, I definitely would be after reading Alex. Broken, self-reflective characters who deal with what life has given them in completely different ways coming together to find love, how can I not love that? Alex Crossman is on top of his game. A leader for the Carolina Cold Fury, he gets on the ice and goes through the motions. Hockey is all that he’s ever known, thanks to his abusive and alcoholic father, but he has no real love for the game, again, thanks […]

Posted 10/15/2014 by Ashley in Events, Reviews
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