Katiebird and Elena Review: Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

 

 

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The synopsis:

In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker’s tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn’t believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents’ death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.

 

 

 

 

 

Katiebird’s Review:

I was beyond excited to be asked to participate in the book blog tour for Inked Armor, and love that I get to do a review with Elena. I was thrilled to get back to Hayden and Tenley. Seriously, how could I not?? You can check out my review here of Clipped Wings.

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Elena Reviews: Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros

 

 

 

 

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The synopsis:

She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead.
Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.
Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.
Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

 

 

 

 

 

 

My rating: 5 glittering stars

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My review:

“Just let me love you, December, because I can’t stop anyways. I’ve been at your mercy since I was eighteen.”

Full Measures is a little gem. It’s a book that stirs in you so many emotions, that it’s difficult to keep them inside and not want to share them. When you finish the story, you want to call all your friends and tell them to read it, so that they can experience the beauty of December and Josh’s love story.

As it often happens when I come across books that are so good, I find it difficult to put my thoughts into a review, and this is also the case of Full Measures. Yes, because Rebecca Yarros  wove an incredible story — a story about sacrifice, hope, life – altering choices and unconditional love.

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Elena Reviews: A Hundred Summers by Beatriz Williams

 

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The synopsis:

Memorial Day, 1938: New York socialite Lily Dane has just returned with her family to the idyllic oceanfront community of Seaview, Rhode Island, expecting another placid summer season among the familiar traditions and friendships that sustained her after heartbreak.

That is, until Greenwalds decide to take up residence in Seaview.

Nick and Budgie Greenwald are an unwelcome specter from Lily’s past: her former best friend and her former fiancé, now recently married—an event that set off a wildfire of gossip among the elite of Seaview, who have summered together for generations. Budgie’s arrival to restore her family’s old house puts her once more in the center of the community’s social scene, and she insinuates herself back into Lily’s friendship with an overpowering talent for seduction…and an alluring acquaintance from their college days, Yankees pitcher Graham Pendleton. But the ties that bind Lily to Nick are too strong and intricate to ignore, and the two are drawn back into long-buried dreams, despite their uneasy secrets and many emotional obligations.

Under the scorching summer sun, the unexpected truth of Budgie and Nick’s marriage bubbles to the surface, and as a cataclysmic hurricane barrels unseen up the Atlantic and into New England, Lily and Nick must confront an emotional cyclone of their own, which will change their worlds forever.

 

 

My rating: 5 glittering stars

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My Review:

Beatriz Williams entered the list of my favorite authors when I read Overseas (you can check out my review here) Her writing enchants the reader and her characters come alive on the page. It’s very difficult to put the book down when it’s by Beatriz Williams.

A Hundred Summers is one of those stories you just can’t tear yourself away from. It’s a romance novel that’s different from others you might have read, in a good way. Sometimes I happen to come across some novels that are similar, and I wanted to find something different, something that could keep me interested from beginning to end. Well, a Hunded Summers is exactly the book I was looking for.

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