Sep 30, 2014

Ice Massacre (Book Blitz + Giveaway)

Title: Ice Massacre
Author: Tiana Warner
Genre: Fantasy 
Publisher: Rouge Cannon Publishing 
Published: September 18, 2014

Summary: 
A mermaid’s supernatural beauty serves one purpose: to lure a sailor to his death. 
The Massacre is supposed to bring peace to Eriana Kwai. Every year, the island sends its warriors to battle these hostile sea demons. Every year, the warriors fail to return. Desperate for survival, the island must decide on a new strategy. Now, the fate of Eriana Kwai lies in the hands of twenty battle-trained girls and their resistance to a mermaid’s allure.
Eighteen-year-old Meela has already lost her brother to the Massacre, and she has lived with a secret that’s haunted her since childhood. For any hope of survival, she must overcome the demons of her past and become a ruthless mermaid killer. 
For the first time, Eriana Kwai’s Massacre warriors are female, and Meela must fight for her people’s freedom on the Pacific Ocean’s deadliest battleground.

Author Interview:

Give us the tweet-sized version of what Ice Massacre is about.


A teenage girl is sent to battle the hostile mermaids that are driving her people into poverty. A story of love, secrets, and ass-kicking.

What makes Ice Massacre unique?

First, I haven’t seen a lot out there that portrays mermaids for what they really are: flesh-eating sea demons. But I think what also sets it apart is its almost entirely female cast. This island decides to send female warriors to kill the mermaids that plague them, because women don’t fall victim to a mermaid’s supernatural allure. We end up with an all-female war on a ship in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

Meela, an aboriginal girl who’s never been away from the tiny island she calls home, also has a pretty unique journey of self-discovery. I don’t want to reveal too much. But I think a lot of aspects make this story unconventional.

What’s your favourite thing about the book?

I love Meela’s antagonists. Meela’s a tough chick and she has a lot coming at her from all directions. Writing those opposing forces was so much fun.

What’s next for you as a writer?
 The sequel! This is the first in a trilogy, and I’m hard at work on book two: Ice Crypt.




Author Bio:
Tiana Warner was born and raised in British Columbia, Canada. She enjoys riding her horse, Bailey, and collecting tea cups.

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Giveaway: 
Signed copy of Ice Massacre (Int.) 




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Sep 28, 2014

Review: The Rules for Breaking (The Rules for Disappearing, #2) by Ashley Elston



Title: The Rules for Breaking (The Rules for Disappearing, #2)
Author: Ashley Elston
Rating: ★★ (2/5 Stars)
Hardcover, 320 Pages
Published May 2014
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Summary: Anna Boyd almost lost her life to get what she wanted most in the world: freedom. But just when it seems that her family has finally escaped Witness Protection, the illusion that Anna could resume a normal life comes crashing down. The deadly man Anna knows as Thomas is still on the loose, and now he's using her as a pawn in a dangerous game with the drug cartel determined to silence her forever. When Thomas and a mysterious masked man capture not only Anna but also her fragile younger sister and her boyfriend, Anna decides it's time to break all the rules-even if it means teaming up with the lesser of two evils. Anna will do whatever it takes to protect the people she loves and win her life back once and for all. But her true enemies are hidden in plain sight. Before long, Anna will learn that putting her trust in anyone may be the last mistake she ever makes.

I had high hopes for this book after loving The Rules for Disappearing, especially since the story is sort of relative to my novel that I wrote, about a girl running but not sure from what. This time, though, I was disappointed, which was sad for me. I was expecting this book to be as great as the first one was, and it was more of a...letdown, so to speak. It was given two stars because all I could say after I finished this book was that "it was okay." I couldn't even bring myself to say I liked it.

I'm not a fan of negative reviews, and I especially hate writing them, but I still feel that it's important to be honest and truly express what in this book kept me from giving it a higher rating. So before I begin, I want to make it clear that in no way am I saying any of these things out of malice or to personally attack Ashley Elston. This book just wasn't my cup of tea.

The first thing about this book that seriously bothered me was Ethan's attitude. Several times when Anna told him not to do something, he would try to be the heroic boyfriend and say "screw it" and do it anyway. I get that there was supposed to be some romance and heroic acts towards this, but throughout the book, especially towards the ending, it got highly irritating for me every time I did it.

And for some reason, the plot of this book just seemed...unrealistic to me. Granted, Anna's being held captive by members of a drug cartel and that isn't really a situation that's realistic for everyday people. However, the whole thing didn't add up for me. Why didn't anyone come to rescue Anna when she tried? How did nobody notice anything that went on, and why didn't any of the captives speak out and cry for help when given the chance? It felt like if I was in Anna's position, realistically, I would have done so many things differently to save myself a lot sooner. I just..wasn't entirely sold on the story and couldn't get into it.

One more thing that annoyed me was Tyler's character. Throughout the book, after Anna finds out who he really is, she continually refers to him as psychotic and a stalker and sick in the head, even when he tells her that he had been played just like she had. Granted, working in a cartel with his brother isn't something to be proud of, but he knew of nothing else, and he tried to be Anna's ally and she wrote him off as a psycho killer.

The story was also predictable, in a way. At least, in the sense of who the mole was. I called it by page 50. 

Even though there were many aspects of this book that I wasn't too keen on, there were some things that I was satisfied with, too. Especially Teeny's character development from the first book. I found it sweet and amusing (and also heartbreaking) to watch her grow as a person, despite the cruddy circumstances she was dropped into. And the epilogue of the book was satisfying, too. I was left with a few questions, nothing major, but that is what an epilogue is supposed to do.

As long as you aren't left with too many questions.

All in all, The Rules for Breaking was an okay book with an okay plot line, okay characters, and okay everything. I was expecting much more out of this book and was thoroughly disappointed that I didn't receive it and that it didn't live up to my expectations as a follow-up novel for The Rules for Disappearing. However, Elston seems like a good author and I'd definitely read more stories by her in the future.





Sep 27, 2014

Review: Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3) by Wendy Higgins


Title: Sweet Reckoning (The Sweet Trilogy, #3)
Author: Wendy Higgins
Rating: ★★★★★(5/5 Stars)
Paperback, 379 Pages
Published April 2014
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Summary: Evil is running rampant and sweet Anna Whitt is its target. Nobody knows when or how the Dukes will strike, but Anna and her Nephilim allies will do anything necessary to rid the earth of the demons and their oppressive ways. The stakes are higher than ever, and Anna is determined that the love she feels will be her strength, not a liability. But trying to protect the ones she loves while running for her life and battling demonic forces proves to be perilous—especially as faces are changing and trust is fleeting. When the Duke of Lust sends Anna’s great love, Kaidan Rowe, to work against her, Anna must decide how much she’s prepared to risk.

Oh my goodness, this book very truly played with my feels in a totally heart-aching way that makes me want to cry and bow down at Wendy Higgins's genius. This book was the final installment in the Sweet Trilogy and I couldn't have come up with a better ending if I tried myself. 

Warning: For any lovers of Kai and Anna, this book is perfect and super steamy. You will looooove the romance (and special surprises!) that develop between these two. 

In the final installment of the trilogy, Anna, Kai and all of the other Neph allies are gearing up to do the one thing they've set out to do to restore natural order in the world: take down the Dukes. However, this is no easy feat--Kaidan's father is on Anna's tail to make sure she's impure and no longer able to wield the one weapon that they're all afraid of--the Sword of Righteousness.

As for the drama that unfolds between the other Neph, there's plenty of that. Marna and Ginger make a return back to the States and then get tied up in a chain of events with an irreversible, shocking ending. Roni and Jay have some drama, as well as Ginger and Blake, and...it's just drama all around.

This book was the perfect balance of heart-racing suspense and romance, equal parts fast-paced and slowly sweet. I was hooked to this book and pretty much read it nonstop for two days in a row, only stopping to do the boring, mundane things like eating and school and sleeping. The "One More Chapter" Disease was highly prominent for me in this book! I kept wanting to turn the page and find out what was going to happen next, especially when the story was solely focused on Kai and Anna. (Oh, Kai and Anna. Shippers of these two will definitely be in their glory with this book. *wink*)

As a reader, I also got to see Kai as a person develop as well. He went from being the super-tough bad boy in Sweet Evil to the compassionate, caring sweetheart that he is in Sweet Reckoning. The character development throughout the trilogy was definitely noticeable by the end, and it only made me fall in love with him even more. *Major heart eyes with this book*

Okay, now it's time to Kanna shipping/fangirling. As I mentioned several times already, THE KANNA FEELS ARE STRONG WITH THIS ONE. Amber and I were furiously texting about scene after scene because it felt as if we got punched right in the feels. Long story short, I won't spoil anything for anybody, but let's just say that Anna and Kai find a loophole in the prophecy--a way to become impure by the Duke's standards without actually breaking the purity rules required to wield the Sword. ;) The romance between these two is steamy and strong and perfect and just ughhhh. <3 

THAT DARN EPILOGUE. That was possibly one of the most fulfilling epilogues I have read, second only to the epilogue in Mockingjay because I'm still in love with Peeta Mellark. But back to the main subject, here. I feel like this epilogue took the shredded pieces of my heart that remained in this book and just totally finished me off and annihilated every last hope of me emerging from this book in a semi-normal emotional state. For the most part, every question is answered, every couple is highlighted and taken care of, and the epilogue has a couple of twists and turns of its own that screws the knife in your chest just the tiniest bit deeper. The feels are certainly strong with this book and my heart is aching and my mind is reeling and Wendy Higgins is just AWESOME.

All in all, Sweet Reckoning was a passionate book about love and loss and good and bad and standing up for what you believe in, no matter what the circumstances are. Wendy Higgins created a killer ending to this trilogy and I can't wait for the novella to be released in Kaidan's point-of-view--even if it is classified as NA! ;)

Hats off to Higgins for a great trilogy that I'll be recommending to quite a few people!


Sep 26, 2014

Popular Banned Books - Celebrating Banned Books Week!


Hello all, and welcome to the tail end of Banned Books Week 2014! For all who don't know, this is the official Banned Books Week explanation for just what exactly bibliophiles all over the world have been celebrating since Sunday:

"Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular." -www.BannedBooksWeek.org

To celebrate the freadom to read what you love, we've decided to showcase some popular titles that were banned by various organizations, schools, and libraries, and just what those reasons for their banning were. How many of the titles below have you read? (Please note that all credit goes to the Banned Books Week website!)


Dav Pilkey's The Adventures of Captain Underpants series has been banned for offensive language, violence, and being unsuitable for children.


The Hunger Games has been banned not for violence, but for religious viewpoints and for being unsuitable for the age group it was written for. 


John Green's iconic Looking for Alaska (and Jessica's favorite book!) has been banned for drugs, alcohol, smoking, sex, and being unsuitable for young adult readers.

 

Perks was banned for drugs, alcohol, smoking, homosexuality, being sexually explicit and for being unsuited for the desired age group.


The Bluest Eye was banned for offensive language, being sexually explicit, violent, and unsuitable for the intended age group.


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian was banned for drugs, alcohol, smoking, racism, offensive language, being sexually explicit and unsuited for the intended age group.

After seeing a couple of popular titles banned for some pretty funny and ridiculous things (like how The Hunger Games wasn't banned for violence, but for religious views! WHAT religious views?!), it makes us want to go out and read even more while we celebrate our freedom to read what we want. It also makes us want to spread the word!

How can I support Banned Books Week 2014?
There are plenty of ways to do it! Here are just a few:

Check out Banned Books Week's Support Page
Visit the ALA Store website to purchase Banned Books Week Swag
Join or donate to  The Freedom to Read Foundation
Grab an "I Read Banned Books" button
Check out Project Censored's latest book
Put up a blog post of your own to celebrate Banned Books Week!

Banned Books Week 2014 ends TOMORROW and we hope to see plenty of bloggers out there spreading the word and picking up some Banned Books to read! Celebrate your fREADom to read and join the movement!

Sep 25, 2014

Book Blitz: Rush by Eve Silver


Release Date: June 11, 2013
Publisher: Harper Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
So what’s the game now? This, or the life I used to know?

When Miki Jones is pulled from her life, pulled through time and space into some kind of game—her carefully controlled life spirals into chaos. In the game, she and a team of other teens are sent on missions to eliminate the Drau, terrifying and beautiful alien creatures. 


There are no practice runs, no training, and no way out. Miki has only the guidance of secretive but maddeningly attractive team leader Jackson Tate, who says the game isn’t really a game, that what Miki and her new teammates do now determines their survival, and the survival of every other person on this planet. She laughs. He doesn’t. And then the game takes a deadly and terrifying turn.


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About the Author
Eve Silver lives with her gamer husband and sons, sometimes in Canada, but often in worlds she dreams up. She loves kayaking and sunshine, dogs and desserts, and books, lots and lots of books. Watch for the first book in Eve’s new teen series, THE GAME: RUSH, coming from Katherine Tegen Books, June 2013. She also writes books for adults.
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Sep 24, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (#11): Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine.


Title: Wicked (A Wicked Saga #1)
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout 
Genre: New Adult, Paranormal 
Publisher: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publication Date: December 8, 2014
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Summary: 
Things are about to get Wicked in New Orleans. 
Twenty-two year old Ivy Morgan isn’t your average college student. She, and others like her, know humans aren’t the only thing trolling the French Quarter for fun… and for food. Her duty to the Order is her life. After all, four years ago, she lost everything at the hands of the creatures she’d sworn to hunt, tearing her world and her heart apart. 
Ren Owens is the last person Ivy expected to enter her rigidly controlled life. He’s six feet and three inches of temptation and swoon-inducing charm. With forest-green eyes and a smile that’s surely left a stream of broken hearts in its wake, he has an uncanny, almost unnatural ability to make her yearn for everything he has to offer. But letting him in is as dangerous as hunting the cold-blooded killers stalking the streets. Losing the boy she loved once before had nearly destroyed her, but the sparking tension that grows between them becomes impossible for Ivy to deny. Deep down, she wants… she needs more than what her duty demands of her, what her past has shaped for her. 
But as Ivy grows closer to Ren, she realizes she’s not the only one carrying secrets that could shatter the frail bond between them. There’s something he’s not telling her, and one thing is for certain. She’s no longer sure what is more dangerous to her—the ancient beings threatening to take over the town or the man demanding to lay claim to her heart and her soul.

Why am I looking forward to Wicked


Jennifer L. Armentrout it my favorite author, and regardless of what she writes it is going to be amazing. So there isn't really a "why?" but I can tell you that reading the summary has me really excited for it! 





Sep 22, 2014

Review: Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson


Title: Since You've Been Gone
Author: Morgan Matson
Rating: ★★★★ (4/5 Stars)
Hardcover, 449 Pages
Published May 2014
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Summary: The Pre-Sloane Emily didn't go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn't do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s just a random to-do list. On it, thirteen Sloane-selected-definitely-bizarre-tasks that Emily would never try… unless they could lead back to her best friend. Apple Picking at Night? Okay, easy enough. Dance until Dawn? Sure. Why not? Kiss a Stranger? Wait... what? Getting through Sloane’s list would mean a lot of firsts. But Emily has this whole unexpected summer ahead of her, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected) to check things off. Who knows what she’ll find? Go Skinny Dipping? Um…

This was a book that has been on my TBR for quite some time, and since I've added tons of books since then, it got a little buried--until I decided to dig it out, and I'm totally glad that I did. Since You've Been Gone would've been a great summer read if I had actually read it in the summer! 

Emily wakes up one morning to find that her best friend, Sloane, is gone. Poof. Presto. Vanished. She doesn't leave anything behind to hint at where she is--and won't even pick up her cell phone to call her. The only trace left of Sloane is a letter that shows up in Emily's mailbox with no return address, just a doodle of a palm tree and a crescent moon. And in this letter is a slew of things Sloane wants Emily to do--everything that makes her conquer her fears. Written at the bottom of the list is a simple message: When you finish this list, come find me and tell me all about it. 

Emily and Sloane's friendship is actually pretty similar to the friendship that my best friend and I have, so I was able to connect to it on that level and I feel like that made all the difference to me. I would never be able to handle the loss of my best friend (after she vanishes out of thin air) as calmly as Emily did, even if it did hurt her inside. And the things on the list that Sloane left were hilarious--all sorts of things to help her grow as a person, come out of her shell, and stop just being known as "the quiet girl who's always attached to Sloane Williams."

(Brief note: Emily's parents in their crazy writing stupor remind me of myself during NaNoWriMo. Another thing I related to and found amusing.)

Matson is definitely a YA writer with a gift for storytelling and intertwining equal parts friendship, romance, and finding yourself. Speaking of romance, onto the topic of boys...FRANK PORTER. Class president, genius, shoo-in for valedictorian. The boy that Emily accidentally bumps into at a party and forms an odd friendship with over the summer. What's in store for the two of them?

Since You've Been Gone is the absolute perfect blend of love and laughter and friends and risk and sadness and gall and adventure. A mix of sooo many great things that I really did enjoy reading and I was very happy with! The dynamics between Sloane and Emily were crafted perfectly...it was a friendship that was totally believable. Even though I felt like there were a couple of unnecessary plot points that the story could have done without, I was very, very happy with this book from start to finish. (And I was definitely sad to have finished!)

All in all, Since You've Been Gone was a great book about love and loss and friends that I couldn't get enough of. Hats off to Morgan Matson and you all should definitely add this book to your TBR lists!
 

ARC Review: Her Best Shot by Shannyn Schroeder

Title: Her Best Shot (Hot & Nerdy #1)
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Source: NetGalley 
Format: eARC
Publisher: eKensington
Publication Date: September 29, 2014
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Summary: 
With college graduation looming, three childhood friends vow to make spring break their last blast of pure fun. But at least one of them didn’t count on such incredible heat…  
Layla Sharpe is definitely more math ninja than bikini babe, and her future has been calculated with razor precision. Convinced to let loose over spring break, Layla is finally ready to party—until her car breaks down halfway to her destination, leaving her stranded in Georgia with a mouth wateringly hot pool shark. She knows more than enough about angles to learn the game, but this week she wants him to appreciate her curves…  
Phin Marks has never met a girl like Layla. She’s more Star Wars geek than seductress, and when he offers her a place to stay while her car is in the shop, he’s counting on the attraction between them to set the nights ablaze, no strings attached. But every moment he spends with Layla makes it harder to let her go. Can he persuade her to gamble in the most dangerous way possible…on forever
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Even though I enjoyed Her Best Shot it was disappointing in many aspects. For one, it was a novella. It was around 130 pages. Yeah, it was a quick and easy read it didn't go into a enough detail for me to really make a connection with Phin or Layla. 

Layla just landed a job at the NSA and is ready for a week of partying with her best friends. With this being their last spring break before they graduate they are convinced to make it thier greatest. But, when Layla's car breaks down and she runs low on money those plans are put on hold. Spring break is turning into a disaster until she meets Phin. A pool hustler. 

Phin was an interesting character. He is a former Gypsy. Having left that life style years before the story takes place. I just didn't know enough about him to really fall in love with him like I wanted to. Layla was hard to relate to as well. I only related to her because she has panic attacks, which is horrible to say but I know how they feel. There just wasn't enough information there. If the novella was a novel and another hundred or two hundred pages then I probably could have related to the characters. 

The story its self is what kept me reading. Near the end I was unable to put it down because I needed to know how it would end. I wasn't disappointed in the ending. Her Best Shot was lacking things that a good story needed. I do recommend to anyone looking for a quick weekend read, or a new adult romance. 

RATING: 2.5


Sep 21, 2014

ARC Review: Queen of Someday by Sherry D. Ficklin

Title: Queen of Someday (Stolen Empire #1) 
Author: Sherry D. Ficklin
Genre: Historical Fiction, Romance
Source: NetGalley
Format: eARC
Publisher: Clean Teen Publisher
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
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Summary: 
Before she can become the greatest empress in history, fifteen-year-old Sophie will have to survive her social-climbing mother’s quest to put her on the throne of Russia—at any cost. 
Imperial Court holds dangers like nothing Sophie has ever faced before. In the heart of St. Petersburg, surviving means navigating the political, romantic, and religious demands of the bitter Empress Elizabeth and her handsome, but sadistic nephew, Peter. Determined to save her impoverished family—and herself—Sophie vows to do whatever is necessary to thrive in her new surroundings. But an attempt on her life and an unexpected attraction threatens to derail her plans. 
Alone in a new and dangerous world, learning who to trust and who to charm may mean the difference between becoming queen and being sent home in shame to marry her lecherous uncle. With traitors and murderers lurking around every corner, her very life hangs in the balance. Betrothed to one man but falling in love with another, Sophie will need to decide how much she’s willing to sacrifice in order to become the empress she is destined to be. 
In a battle for the soul of a nation, will love or destiny reign supreme?
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How am I going to fit all my feelings into this review without making this into an essay? Queen of Someday was an interesting read full of love and betrayal that will leave you wanting more. I am so excited to see where the Stolen Empire series will go. 

The story is about fifteen year old Sophie, who is from Prussia. She is sent to Russia to be betrothed to the future emperor, sixteen year old Peter. Simple enough right? No. Sophie's goal was the capture Peter's heart and live out the rest of her life as the Empress, forming a treaty between her beloved Prussia, and Russia. Never along the way though did she expect to fall in love with someone other then Peter, nor did she ever expect any of the betrayal and lies she would be faced with. Queen of Someday is full of twist and turns, capturing your attention and never letting you go. 

Sophie is amazing. Generally I felt bad for her though. Sure, she is going to get to marry a handsome Duke, but doesn't she get a say in who she will spend her life with? Sophie makes the best of what she has and is given, even when things sour and she must do things to protect herself and those she loves. She is strong and I admire her character for that. Never would I have the courage to do half of what she does. 

The book was a little slow at times but then it picked up. I'll admit, there were moments where my eyes teared up. But the story was so beautiful and heartbreaking that I couldn't help it! Plus, there were two extremely attractive guys, and a duke! The book was an emotional roller coaster (at times) for me. Three guys. One girl. Betrayal. Falling in love. Got my point? 

Queen of Someday is a book I adore. Those hesitant on reading historical fiction, I think you will like it as well as I did. October 2015 is the set release date for the second book in the Stolen Empire series and I am really excited to see if it will be as good as this one! (Though I know it will be!) 

RATING: 4.5 



Sep 19, 2014

Take Me On by Katie McGarry (Book Blitz + Giveaway)


Release Date: 05/27/14
Harlequin Teen

Summary from Goodreads:
Acclaimed author Katie McGarry returns with the knockout new story of two high school seniors who are about to learn what winning really means.

Champion kickboxer Haley swore she'd never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can't stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she'd stay away from. Yet he won't last five seconds in the ring without her help.


West is keeping a big secret from Haley. About who he really is. But helping her-fighting for her-is a shot at redemption. Especially since it's his fault his family is falling apart. He can't change the past, but maybe he can change Haley's future.


Hayley and West have agreed to keep their relationship strictly in the ring. But as an unexpected bond forms between them and attraction mocks their best intentions, they'll face their darkest fears and discover love is worth fighting for.


Bonus novella included: Crossing the Line.




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Except from Haley’s Point of View:

“Talk to me,” he says again. “Uncensored.”
I suck in air and I’m immersed in West’s heady scent. “What do I talk about?”
“You can admit I go too fast, but at the same time you don’t want to stop.” West slides his hand along the curve of my waist, then slips one fingertip past the fabric of my jeans near my hip. Electricity jolts my body and I move with the thrilling shock. While I love the sensation, it also terrifies me.
“Nope. Gotta say it, not think it.”
“I like kissing you.” More than like. I love it. I crave it. I dream of it at night and wake up frustrated when I find myself alone in a cold bed.
West sinks lower and skims his hand along my thigh. “Just the kissing? You’re not a fan of this?” And he mimics the delicious movement.
I melt into him. “I’m a fan.”
West leans down, his breath hot on my ear. “And this?”
Suburb, divine goose bumps. “Superfan.”
“And the kisses along your neck?” he murmurs.
I wiggle against him, wishing he would. “Love those.”
His hands snake around me and his strong palms glide along my spine while he blows warm air along my neck. I turn my head, exposing more of the skin there, silently begging.
“What do you want? No more staying locked inside your head. You have to tell me.”

“Kiss me.”

Books in the series:
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Teaser excerpt from Breaking the Rules (Pushing the Limits #5):

Noah leans into my touch, and I love that I have that effect on him. I lick my lips, half hoping he kisses me—half wondering what would happen if he did.


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KATIE MCGARRY was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, and reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

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