21 de abril de 2018

#REVIEW - Chaser (Dive Bar #3) by Kylie Scott


There's a new installment in the Dive Bar series by Kylie Scott, and let me tell you... IT'S GREAT! Ok, maybe I'm biased because I really enjoy Kylie's writing and I'm so deep into this series that's crazy, but for real, this book is awesome. Take a look at CHASER.


Synopsis:

Love isn’t always NEAT…
Bartender and all round bad boy, Eric Collins, has come to a crossroads. It’s time to take life seriously and maybe even attempt to settle down. If only the person he was hoping to settle down with didn’t turn out to be pregnant.
Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labor during a snowstorm and her car slides on some ice, however, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.
There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

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My review:

When I first met Eric, back in Dirty, I thought of him as a man-child. He was immature and selfish, also he couldn't keep it in his pants, so think of him as a manwhore with a Peter Pan complex. In the second book he face a traumatic event, and you could think that's his moment to grow up, and maybe he did it a little, but he had a long road ahead. 

In Chaser we have the chance to experiment Eric's train of thought in first hand, and it was funny AF. Yes, he was a slut, and yes again, he was a immature prick, but he was also sweet and funny, and deserved to find love. What he wasn't expecting was that it could come with a pregnant woman in the package.

Eric thought he was happy as a single man, with a woman warming his bed every night without commitment. But when he met Jean, he started to second guess his life choices. Talking with her, once they get over their bumpy start, was easy, expending time with her and her child was something he enjoy, and slowly their friendship was turning in something more. The attraction was always there, but also the complications. And what started as something casual evolved into something deep, meaningful and beautiful. With Jean and her daughter Eric found something he didn't know he was missing, and that was her chance to adult, evolve and surprise Kylie's readers.

As in the previous books, the guys from Stage Dive make an appearance in the story, and I'm sure you'll love it. 

I enjoyed this book a lot, not just because Eric evolved nicely and learned to care about someone more than himself, but because he choose to acknowledge his feelings and was willing to sacrifice everything was dear to him for the woman he loved. The rhythm of the book was steady, and Eric's constant inner dialogues were funny AF. The chemistry between Jean and Eric was insanely hot and every encounter was feeding a fire that was hard to contain. But But Eric taking care of a baby? 
*OVARIES EXPLODING* 
Trust me, there's nothing hotter than that. And I wasn't even watching, but my imagination is quite graphic.

I highly recommend not just this book but the whole series. If you haven't read Kylie Scott yet this is a nice way to start, and if you already know her writing then you know she never disappoints.

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19 de abril de 2018

#Review The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle


A few days ago I had the chance to read Karina Halle’s newest release and I loved the book so much that I have to talk you about it. Are you ready to meet THE SWEDISH PRINCE?


A swoon-worthy, sexy & utterly charming STANDALONE romance inspired by the classic film Roman Holiday, from the New York Times bestselling author of Bad at Love and The Pact

I never believed in fairy-tales.

Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.

Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my doorstep.

At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.

But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.

Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.

He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.

Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.

I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.

I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.

When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?

Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?

WARNING: The Swedish Prince is oh-so sweet, enchanting and funny, but it does contain foul language (lots of the F word) and graphic sexual scenes (lots of dirty talk). Reader discretion is advised for those who are sensitive.

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With an epic beginning, Karina Halle tells the story of Maggie, a girl who lost her parents in a tragic way, and how her path crossed with Viktor, who besides being a handsome man is also the Crown Prince of Sweden. 

Maggie lives in a small town in California, and she's guardian to four of her five siblings. She's also maid in a little hotel, and it's there precisely where she see Viktor for the very first time. Hanging out in his room. Naked. 

I love how the author describe their first encounters because she doesn't skimp in details, the growing tension, the chemistry of the characters... everything is there for the reader to enjoy.

Maggie's dynamic with her siblings is hectic, and sometimes seems she's about to lose control, and it's so realistic that anyone can feel related. Viktor's inner dialogues were great, and how he experimented the freedom of being someone unknown in foreign country was pretty awesome; the way he acknowledged his feelings toward Maggie and the sexual tension between them... God! that... I have no words to describe it, but it was intense.

This book had a 'classic RomCom' vibe at the beginning and trapped me instantly. Viktor and Maggie were spectacular characters (well developed, strong and complex, but adorable at the same time) so it's impossible not to love them while reading. I felt like watch movie the entire time. A wonderful one. The kind of movie you see and never forget. That's how special this book was, how romantic the story was, and how awesome is to learn about a different country and culture thanks to the author's research. I felt I was in every place the characters were. I saw Sweden through their eyes and felt in love. 

I think this one of the best books I've read this year so far (and I also hope Karina is planning to write about Magnus in the near future).

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#Review TOO HARD TO RESIST by Robin Bielman


Hi there! I wanted to share with you a little review about Robin Bielman's new release TOO HARD TO RESIST. This is a new installment in the WHEREVER YOU GO series, and I'm pretty sure you'll love it as much as I did. Take a look

One rookie assistant + one demanding executive = flirting that is too hot to handle.
Have you ever wished for the perfect job? Me, too. So when I land a temporary gig with a worthwhile and exemplary startup, I'm determined to make it permanent. That my boss is the gorgeous, clever Elliot Sax is nothing I can't handle. We may steal glances at each other and straddle the line of playing it safe, but our partnership is too important for complications. Not to mention workplace hookups are against the rules.
But when our attraction flames hotter, our best efforts are put to the test. I never imagined having to fight my feelings for him on a daily basis and keeping my hands to myself is absolutely killing me.
Until I can't. Until we can't. And what's at stake becomes more than our jobs. What's at risk is our hearts

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My review:

Despite the slow beginning, the story is pretty engaging thanks to the fresh and funny narration. The author doesn't skimp in details when it comes to her characters and the situations they are in, and the alternated points of view make us experiment in first person the feelings and thoughts of them while they fight against an attraction that's forbidden.

Elliot and Madison are solid characters, and through the series we've come to know some things about them, but it's in this book where we have the chance to know them more deeply. The chemistry they share is incredibly, and even when they try to deny it their feelings do nothing but grow, so the things started to heat a little... or a lot.

The tension between the characters sometimes was too dense, too strong, making you imagine something big would happen just for postponing the good stuff. The shared notes and the scoreboard where a pretty hilarious touch. 

Elliot's competitive nature and his drive for success will be shacked for his lust for Madison, someone who's not only like a sister for his best friend but also his assistant. There are rules against a office relationships. One step out of the line, and he will loose his job. But, what if those feelings for Madison aren't just lust but something else?

Madison's heart has been broken before. And all she wants now is to built a successful career and get the hell out of her parent's house. She loves them, but she needs her own space, and her job at ZipMeds is her chance to have it. She can't risk everything for her attraction to Elliot Sax, but what if that's not one sided? What if it's love? 

Elliot and Madison will have a long way ahead of them, and you will enjoy every step of the journey. This book is romantic and sweet, and I had a lot of fun with it. As in the previous installments, the author keeps the tension until the very end the way the story resolves will warm your heart and make you want more.

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WHEREVER YOU GO series:



17 de abril de 2018

#NewRelease CHASER (Dive Bar #3) by Kylie Scott

 

Hi there everyone!!! 
A new installment in the Dive Bar series by Kylie Scott is here! Take a look at this hottie!!



CHASER
A Dive Bar Novel
By Kylie Scott
Release Day: April 17, 2018


Synopsis:
Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.
Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.
There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. 

You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/   


16 de abril de 2018

#NewRelease (+Review) ONE WILD NIGHT by A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea


Are you ready to have One Wild Night?

Check this flirty, sexy contemporary romance from bestselling authors A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea!!


 "A fun, flirty, and fire-hot, feel-good romance" --Karen, Bookalicious Babes





Blurb: 
A flirty, sexy contemporary romance from bestselling authors, A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea . . .
Kaylee Rose Burton, kindergarten teacher, has never been a believer in fantasies.
Living in L.A. her entire life, she knows the glitz and glam of Hollywood is just an illusion.
That is until she stumbles head first into the arms of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor.
It was just another day for Paxton Myles on the red carpet until the blue-eyed beauty literally stumbles at his feet. 
A single glimpse in her innocent eyes and he knows he has to have her. 
After one night of unbridled passion, Kaylee slips away to live her quite life, but the paparazzi has other ideas.
When Kaylee’s world comes crashing down, can Paxton convince her that their one wild night could turn into forever?


It's unbelievable how many different emotions these ladies can make you feel in such a short amount of pages. The story was a real page-turner and can't wait to see what's next in this series. With a flirty and fun vibe, the authors started to reveal a couple of characters pretty interesting, deep and nicely shaped who fell head over heels in love after one wild night. 

Every single person has a celebrity crush, and Pax was Kaylee's. Her free pass. Her fantasy. It was supposed to be secret, private... but one night that fantasy became a reality. Her life was no longer private, neither her crush was a secret. She hadn't dream that part, though. Her face was all over newspapers, gossip magazines, social media and tv shows, with everyone wanting to know who was her, judging and shaming her. That part was more of a nightmare than a dream. 

For Pax, Kaylee Rose was a mystery. When he first saw her something stirred deep inside of him, and he wanted to have her, to taste her, to fuck her. But one wild night suddenly became more. One night with her wasn't enough for him.

This story is short and fast paced, but also fun and romantic with some intense and dramatic moments. While reading you feel yourself in the red carpet with the characters, watching them while they discover each other, and feeling how the air charge around them. The tension between Pax and Kaylee is almost palpable, and every interaction will make you swoon!

Hope you're ready to have One Wild Night with these authors and their characters. I also hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.


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About the authors:

A.L. Jackson and Rebecca Shea are bestselling authors residing in Arizona. After being writing partners for five years, it only made sense that they'd put their minds together to bring their readers something fun, flirty, and sexy.


Connect with A.L.
Twitter: @aljacksonauthor | Instagram: @aljacksonauthor | Snapchat: @aljacksonauthor


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14 de abril de 2018

#REVIEW - Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott


Hi there everyone! After reading Dirty, I started to read this book.
It was impossible not to do so! While Vaughn and Lydia story was exhilarating and fun, I was curious about the rest of the characters in this world. My expectations were really really high, but the book didn't disappoint me. 

Take a look at the second installment in the Dive Bar series by Kylie Scott!


Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes the second sizzling stand-alone novel in the Dive Bar series!
When his younger brother loses interest in online dating, hot bearded bartender Joe Collins only intends to log into his account and shut it down. Until he reads about her.
Alex Parks is funny, fascinating, and pretty much everything he's been looking for in a woman—except that she lives across the country. Soon they're emailing up a storm and telling each other their deepest, darkest secrets...except the one that really matters.
When Alex pays Joe a surprise visit, however, they both discover that when it comes to love, it's always better with a twist.

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My review:

This story totally took me by surprise. But I wasn't the only one surprised by the turns of the events 'cause the lead female was almost as surprised as me. Joe's introspective personality and his calm demeanor were cool for me in the first book, but beware of the shy guys! Because they have fire inside!

Everything started with a girl taking a risk. You may think a blind date would make you nervous, but think about going to a stranger city to meet a stranger man (who doesn't even know you're on your way to find him). Then close your eyes and imagine that the guy, the sexy guy you met online, isn't the person you thought. 



I loved this book even more than the first one, and that's saying a lot because I really liked Vaughn and Lydia. But Joe and Alex story was beautiful. It has some sad moments, but the way it was written was so light, funny and sincere it was impossible not to feel related to the characters and fall in love with them. 





Also this book let me see part of Pat and Nell's story as well, something I was pretty curious about. As always, Kylie made a fantastic book to get lost in. 

What are you waiting for? Go and grab your copy!





Chaser will be available soon, the book about Eric (Joe's brother), and you can preorder your copy already.


12 de abril de 2018

#Review - The Ivy Years Series by Sarina Bowen



Let me take you to Harkness College to discover you next favorite College Romance!

After reading the Brooklyn Bruisers and Brooklynaire, I knew I had to read this series. I've read lots of comments about the hidden references about Harkness in Sarina's books and I must confess I felt kinda dumb for not getting what were everyone talking about. So, when I first had the chance I went through my kindle and found the first book, then I bought the rest and started reading. I knew I told ya I felt dumb before reading, but after reading I wanted to punch myself for waiting so so long. This series is gold! 

Let me introduce to you to the Ivy Years. But, let me warn you. There's a very long post ahead.



The Year We Fell Down
(Ivy Years Book #1)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

The sport she loves is out of reach. The boy she loves has someone else. What now?

She expected to start Harkness College as a varsity ice hockey player. But a serious accident means that Corey Callahan will start school in a wheelchair instead.

Across the hall, in the other handicapped-accessible dorm room, lives the too-delicious-to-be real Adam Hartley, another would-be hockey star with his leg broken in two places. He's way out of Corey's league.

Also, he's taken.

Nevertheless, an unlikely alliance blooms between Corey and Hartley in the "gimp ghetto" of McHerrin Hall. Over tequila, perilously balanced dining hall trays, and video games, the two cope with disappointments that nobody else understands.

They're just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together. All Corey knows is that she's falling. Hard.

But will Hartley set aside his trophy girl to love someone as broken as Corey? If he won't, she will need to find the courage to make a life for herself at Harkness -- one which does not revolve around the sport she can no longer play, or the brown-eyed boy who's afraid to love her back.
 


I know I'm late with this series since I've read the other Sarina's books. It wasn't until I read Brooklynaire and everyone was fangirling over Nate's and Trevi's college that I said 'let's do it'. And it was an amazing ride. Callahan and Hartley were awesome and I loved how their story unfolded because it was sweet and romantic AF. There's no surprise there, though, because it's Sarina Bowen we're talking about. She delivered a beautiful story about love, and friendship and get over adversities. 

If you love New Adult romances and College romances, strong female characters and hockey, this book definitely is for you.


The Year We Hid Away
(Ivy Years Book #2)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

Could you give up the love of your life to save the child who depends on you?

I used to be like the other Harkness Hockey players, worrying only about the next game or the next party. But that all changed the day I became my little sister’s protector. Only by keeping Lucy hidden and acing my course load will we survive the year.

But then I meet Scarlet, who sees me as more than just a star athlete or a party boy. I fall hard for her. But darkness follows Scarlet, too. When her past comes to light, so does a horrible truth: I can’t save everyone. But I’ll never stop trying.

If you love a strong hero, a fierce heroine and the ivy-covered glamour of college life, dive right in to The Year We Hid Away.


The story starts from a freshman girl POV (as in the previous book). Scarlet is a strong girl with some secrets and a new identity looking for a fresh start in Harkness. And what a ride, my friends! 

This book was absolutely stunning. The development of the story had me turning pages like crazy. I couldn't stop reading! Bridger and Scarlet book story was hard but beautiful. 

And I loved every minute!!



Blonde Date


(Ivy Years Book #2.5)

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

A blind date. A nervous sorority girl. A mean-spirited fraternity prank. What could go wrong?



As a sorority pledge, there are commandments that Katie Vickery must live by. One: thou shalt not show up for the party without a date. Two: the guy shall be an athlete, preferably an upperclassman.

Unfortunately, Katie just broke up with her jerkface football player boyfriend. Even worse, her last encounter with him resulted in utter humiliation. She’d rather hide under the bed than attend a party where he'll be.

Yet staying home would mean letting him win.

Enjoying herself tonight was out of the question. She could only hope to get through the evening without her blind date noticing that he was spending the evening with a crazy person.

Andrew Baschnagel is living proof that nice guys don’t finish first. He’s had his eye on Katie since the moment her long legs waltzed into his art history class. So when her roommate sets Andy up to be Katie’s date, he’d be crazy to say no. Unfortunately, he doesn’t have a lot of practice with either girls or parties. Yet.



In the previous book we meet the Katies (Blonde Katie and Ponytail Katie), Scarlet's roomies. Also we know because of that book that one of those girls is going in a date with Andy, Bridger's neighbor. So, this is about THAT date. 

It's a short story, but I totally loved it! 

It was a  fun, sweet and all-kinds-of-sexy story. Andy was so sweet and charming, and even though Katie was a nervous wreck at the beginning, little by little she find in Andy someone trustworthy. 

The easy vibe between then soon transforms into fire, and the kids carry that fire to the bed. Now I know why Scarlet had to put the music on in Bridger dorm, lol. 



The Understatement of the Year
(Ivy Years Book #3) 

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now.



Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexual orientation from everyone. Including himself.

So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham defenseless. For Graham, there is only one possible reaction: total, debilitating panic. With one loose word, the team’s new left wing could destroy Graham’s life as he knows it.

John Rikker is stuck being the new guy. Again. And it’s worse than usual, because the media has latched onto the story of the only “out” player in Division One hockey. As the satellite trucks line the sidewalk outside the rink, his new teammates are not amused.

And one player in particular looks sick every time he enters the room.

Rikker didn’t exactly expect a warm welcome from Graham. But the guy won’t even meet his eyes. From the looks of it, his former… best friend / boyfriend / whatever isn’t doing so well. He drinks too much and can’t focus during practice.

Either the two loneliest guys on the team will self destruct from all the new pressures in their lives, or they can navigate the pain to find a way back to one another. To say that it won’t be easy is the Understatement of the Year.

Warning: unlike the other books in this series, this heartbreaking love story is about two guys. Contains sexual situations, dance music, snarky t-shirts and a poker-playing grandmother.



If you're into M/M romances and sexy hockey players, you NEED to read this book.

This isn't your typical love story and I liked that. I'm used to the fresh and fun narrative style of Sarina Bowen, but in this book she takes it to a new level. All the drama in Rikker's life after being 'outed' (without his consent) and transferred to a new college, Graham's reaction and how their relationship evolved was an amazing ride. The secondary characters here were as flawless as the lead characters, and Bella is probably one of my favorites now. 

I loved every single part of this book, and I know you will as well.




The Shameless Hour
(Ivy Years Book #4) 

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

She's not looking for a hero. He's not looking for a hookup.



For Bella, the sweet-talking, free-loving, hip-checking student manager of the Harkness men’s hockey team, sex is a second language. She’s used to being fluent where others stutter, and the things people say behind her back don’t (often) bother her. So she can’t understand why her smoking hot downstairs neighbor has so much trouble staying friends after their spontaneous night together. She knows better than to worry about it, but there’s something in those espresso eyes that makes her second guess herself.


Rafe is appalled with himself for losing his virginity in a drunken hookup. His strict Catholic upbringing always emphasized loving thy neighbor—but not with a bottle of wine and a box of condoms. The result is an Ivy League bout of awkwardness. But when Bella is leveled by a little bad luck and a downright nasty fraternity stunt, it’s Rafe who is there to pick up the pieces.


Bella doesn’t want Rafe's help, and she’s through with men. Too bad the undeniable spark that crackles between the two of them just can't be extinguished.




When I started to read the book I had no idea where the story was going. I appreciated that the author talked about some issues that are 'normal' in universities even though they shouldn't be normal, and also loved the Hispanic lead character with his Spanglish floating through the pages! 

Bella was strong and fierce, and even in her worst moments she made me think about what would I do in her place. I loved that she got her happily ever after, and also loved that Rafe was there for her in every moment, being patient and supportive, being a friend and a protector... Being whatever she needed him to be. 





The Fifteenth Minute
(Ivy Years Book #5) 

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ABOUT THIS BOOK:

Freshman Lianne Challice is known to millions of fans as Princess Vindi. But sometimes a silver screen sorceress just wants to hang up her wand, tell her manager to shove it, and become a normal college student. Too bad that’s harder than it looks.

She’s never lived a normal life. She hasn’t been to school since kindergarten. And getting close to anyone is just too risky — the last boy she kissed sold the story to a British tabloid.

But she can’t resist trying to get close to Daniel "DJ" Trevi, the hot, broody guy who spins tunes for hockey games in the arena. Something's haunting his dark eyes, and she needs to know more.

DJ's genius is for expressing the mood of the crowd with a ten second song snippet. With just a click and a fade, he can spread hope, pathos or elation among six thousand screaming fans.

Too bad his college career is about to experience the same quick fade-out as one of his songs. He can't get close to Lianne, and he can't tell her why. And the fact that she seems to like him at all? Incredible.


When I started to read this one I was torn, because it would be the last one in the series and I didn't want it to end. But the book was too awesome to skip it, so I caved.

We met Lianne in the previous book as Bella roomie. She's a famous actress and she's in Harkness to get a degree, but being social isn't her super power. DJ is Trevi's brother, a nice guy with a secret that had me biting my nails while I was reading. I swear I was nervous for him, because his love story with Lianne was pure magic (sorry Princess Vindi).

I knew Lianne was cool, but when you combine her with DJ things get AWESOME! The story was angsty AF, but sweet and romantic as no other story. I really loved this couple. Now I'm thinking about re-read the Brooklyn Bruisers. 

That's Sarina Bowen's writing, my friends:  frigging addictive!