Katiebird reviews: Broken Juliet by Leisa Raven

Broken-Juliet-Leisa-Rayven

 

Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven

How do you fix a love that’s been broken beyond repair?

For years, Cassie Taylor tried to forget about Ethan Holt. He was the one great love of her life, and when he failed to return her love, a part of her died forever. Or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Claiming to be a changed man, he’s finally able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago, but can she believe him? What makes this time different from all his other broken promises?

Ethan knows he can’t change their tumultuous past, but if he’s going to have any chance of being with the woman he loves, he’ll need to convince Cassie that her future belongs with him.

Don’t miss this stunning conclusion to the unforgettable love story that captivated over two million fans online.

 

I don’t know why I was so surprised when I started this book that I would end up staying up late reading and then finish it in 36 hours. I mean, if you check out the reviews that both Tamie and I did for the first book, Bad Romeo,  the characters and story are so amazing and addictive that why wouldn’t the conclusion of their love story be any different?

 

Continue reading

COVER Reveal: TORTURE TO HER SOUL by JM Darhower + TEASER

OMG you guys! I’ve been waiting for this moment forever and I can’t believe it’s here now! I’m so happy to be able to share the COVER of TORTURE TO HER SOUL by JM Darhower, the highly anticipated sequel to Monster in His Eyes. It’s absolutely stunning! And the blurb…*swoon*

We also have an amazing EXCERPT to show you. Have I mentioned how much I love this series? What, I have you say? Ok, ok, I won’t repeat myself 😉
I know you want me to shut up now so you can admire the cover, so here it is!

Continue reading

Amelia Reviews: Claim Me by J. Kenner

 

16099159

The Synopsis:

 

For Damien, our obsession is a game. For me, it is fiercely, blindingly, real.

Damien Stark’s need is palpable—his need for pleasure, his need for control, his need for me. Beautiful and brilliant yet tortured at his core, he is in every way my match. I have agreed to be his alone, and now I want him to be fully mine. I want us to possess each other beyond the sweetest edge of our ecstasy, into the deepest desires of our souls. To let the fire that burns between us consume us both.

But there are dark places within Damien that not even our wildest passion can touch. I yearn to know his secrets, yearn for him to surrender to me as I have surrendered to him. But our troubled pasts will either bind us close . . . or shatter us completely.

Continue reading

Katiebird and Elena Review: Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

 

 

Inked Armor cover

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.

Continue reading

Blog Tour! Elena Reviews: Toxic ( Ruin #2) by Rachel Van Dyken + Giveaway

Blog Tour Banner

ToxicCover

The synopsis:

Everyone has a secret…

Gabe Hyde is on borrowed time. He’s been hiding his identity for over four years-hidden from the world that used to adore him–obsess over him–driven to the edge of insanity by one poor choice.
But that one choice, altered the course of his life forever.
Pretending isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, especially when pretending means hiding your real self from the people that care about you the most. But if anyone ever discovered the truth it wouldn’t just be his life at risk–but hers.

Saylor doesn’t hate men.
Just Gabe.
Only Gabe.
He’s a reckless, happy-go-lucky, silver spoon fed pain in her ass. Everything about him makes her more and more confused. Unfortunately they both donate time at the same Group Home. If she wasn’t afraid of flunking, she’d be long gone. She hates that she’s attracted to him almost as much as he hates that he’s attracted to her–and she can tell, especially since their first encounter ended up making her knees so weak she couldn’t form coherent sentences for weeks afterwards. But the closer she gets to him, the more confused she becomes. He isn’t who he says he is, and he’s hiding something big.

What happen when two worlds collide? Two worlds that never should have met in the first place? Some secrets are too big to be hidden forever–the only question? Will his destroy everyone he loves? Or finally bring about the redemption he’s been craving for the past four years?

Everyone has a secret…What’s yours?

My review:

“Your identity is found in your heart. Not your job, not your status, your name, what your major is, how much money you have. Your heart has been the same the entire time. So, be who you’ve always been.”

I fell in love with Rachel Van Dyken’s writing when I read Ruin, a book that touched deeply both Tamie and me (you can find our reviews here). Toxic is the follow-up to this novel, and this is Gabe’s story.

We met Gabe for the first time in Ruin as Wes’s best friend, and he immediately captured my attention, so much so that he entered the list of my favorite secondary characters. So I couldn’t be happier that Rachel decided to give Gabe his own book.

Continue reading

Elena Reviews: “Sempre: Redemption” by JM Darhower

COVER - Sempre Redemption

The synopsis:

In this thrilling and sexy follow-up to Sempre, two young lovers struggle to keep their relationship intact after they become deeply enmeshed in the dangerous mafia-run crime ring they once tried to overthrow.

Haven Antonelli and Carmine DeMarco have been through a lot. Haven was taken in by Carmine’s father, and with his family’s help, she escaped a gruesome fate. However, saving Haven from the dark intentions of a mafia family cost Carmine a steep price: he was forced to swear loyalty to them.

Now, still passionately in love, Carmine and Haven must face the fall-out of Carmine’s forced service, as Haven discovers terrifying secrets about the family that enslaved both her and her mother—and why she matters so much in this intricate web of lies.

Continue reading

Blog Tour – SEMPRE: REDEMPTION by JM Darhower EXCERPT!

Sempre_Red copy

Today we’re ecstatic to be participating in the blog tour of SEMPRE: REDEMPTION by JM Darhower! She’s one of our favorite Authors here at Bookish Temptations, and this second installment of the Sempre Series was one of my most anticipated books of 2013. And now it’s finally here! It was released yesterday Dec 16th, so run to get your copy! Fans of Carmine and Haven’s love story will not simply read it, they will devour it!

I’ll be reviewing this book very, very soon, and today we’re sharing a fabulous excerpt from one of the most amazing love stories out there. Check it out!

Continue reading