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~**~ ARC Review: The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn ~**~

***5 Once In A Lifetime’ Stars***
O M G Smalls! Well, I guess I really should call him Aaron from now on, even though he’s been Smalls for two books, but seriously! This man was just….*happy dopey sigh* everything!
And I thank the powers that be for that because, as we all know, the whole love triangle trope isn’t my favorite one, not that I hate it or anything, but I just don’t readily reach for it if given a choice. But, for more reasons than one, I really didn’t have a choice because I wanted Aaron’s story so badly and I loved every word of it. From getting to know Aaron and Amelia to watching as they reconnected and dealt with their past, as well as their present and the ever present current boyfriend. The Other Brother was the perfect of sweet, smexy, humor, drama and a whole lot of heart that makes so difficult to put the book down.
Okay. I’m obviously in full on adoration with Aaron. He’s full on top BBF material, but he falls in the practically perfect side of the spectrum because…

~**~ ARC Review: Lucky Charmed (Charmed in Texas #2) by Sharla Lovelace ~**~

***3.5 Stars***
I find myself in a bit of a conundrum over Lucky Charmed and the words are becoming all kinds of wonky in my head as I try to put them into something coherent, so I’m going to keep this on the short and sweet side of the line.
The synopsis lured me in, I do love a good second chance at love romance set in a small town, and let me tell you that the small town feel jumped off the page in more ways than one, so that I totally enjoyed and once I started in on the book I read in no time flat, but I’m not so sure how I feel about Carmen and Sully. For the most part I liked them, separately and together, and yet there is a part of me that didn’t like them. I admired both in their determination and hard work, but their constant push/pull and lack of communication drove me batshit crazy. I will say that Carmen drove me to the edge more times than Sully did, but he wasn’t exactly mister calm, cool and forthright either and did his share of freaking out. I will say that I liked tha…

~**~ ARC Review: Biker B*tch (Heaven’s Sinners #1) by Andie J. Christopher ~**~

***2 Stars***
The cover and title were what drew me to the book and in all honesty things started off really well. I was drawn into the story and quite curious to how the various issues would twist and turn before they were resolved, liked Skylar and Travis, and for awhile I was all in but then that “thing” happened. That one situation and they way it was handled that had me going WTF?!?  And from there things shifted. I still enjoyed the story, but not as much as I had hoped to.
As much as I liked Skylar and Travis and could definitely see them being perfect for each other, their constant push/pull was tiring and quite frankly felt like they should have been in YA romance in how they were dealing with the attraction between them, but I was still amused by them and wanted to see what they get up to next. Then that thing happened and all amusement faded and turned to eye rolling annoyance and from there on out their constant battle just irritated me. So with neither pulling on their shit…

~**~ ARC Review: Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) by Nalini Singh ~**~

***5 ‘Spitfire and Demon’ Stars***

Ever since meeting the Bishop/Esera clan in Rock Hard (Rock Kiss #2 ~ which is my absolute fav of the series) I adored them and wanted to spend more time with them. I didn’t care if it was through the shorts that Ms. Singh generously sends out in her newsletters or a novella, I just wanted MORE. So when she announced that they would get their own series I squeed (in my head), did a happy dance (also in my head), and waited patiently (well...impatiently but patiently all the same) for the announcement as to when the first book would be in my greedy little hands and the wait and anxious anticipation were sooo worth it! I swooned, my heart got all kinds of twitterpated, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much and I melted in every delicious way possible as I savored every word of Sailor and Ísa’s journey towards their HEA.

I adored Sailor and Ísa, not that I expected to feel any different about them, but it still needs to be stated. Sailor is all kinds of cha…

~**~ ARC Review: Wicked Envy (The Wicked Horse Vegas #3) by Sawyer Bennett ~**~

***4.5 ‘Liberation’ Stars***
I have to come clean and say that after I read the synopsis I was a bit hesitant to dive into Wicked Envy because the love triangle trope isn’t one of my favorites, but seeing that it was Sawyer Bennett at the helm I really had no choice but to give it a go fangirl that I am, and I’m very thankful that I didn’t allow my...issues with that particular trope hold sway because Wicked Envy was so much more. It is about three people, three best friends, working out their feelings towards each other in what could be the sexiest panty melting way possible, but it’s also about the bonds of friends, figuring out just who you are and finding the strength to liberate yourself of the chains you’ve placed on yourself in order to find your own happiness.
I really enjoyed getting to know Dane, Avril and Andrew and watching as not only their friendship evolved, but as they did as well. Dane, for all that he is closed off when it comes to any sort of emotional connection beyo…