Becoming us ( London lovers #1 ) van Amy Daws

Becoming us ( London lovers #1 ) van Amy DawsBecoming us by Amy Daws
Series: London Lovers #1
Published by stars hollow publishing on 13 januari 2015
Genres: romance, contemporary
Pages: 306
Format: Kindle
four-stars

~The college prequel to the London Lovers Series~

The dreaded friend-zone...
The last place Finley ever want to be with college basketball God, Jake LaShae. She is losing her mind trying to figure out what this guy wants from her. Between their late night phone calls, cuddle sessions and him showing up at parties, causing a scene, his mixed signals are giving her whip lash.

When a mind-blowing betrayal knocks the wind out of Finley and she thinks she can’t feel any lower, Brody stumbles into her path—barefoot and charmingly sexy.

This boy next door is a breath of fresh air. And he’s not shooting her any mixed signals.

But even he has a past. A past that makes him anything but perfect.

When Finley begins to think she’s found the one in Brody, will Jake try to make one final play and ruin the game for everyone?

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four-stars

Recensie: Where I belong ( Alabama Summer #1 ) van J. Daniels

Recensie: Where I belong ( Alabama Summer #1 ) van J. DanielsWhere I belong by J. Daniels
Series: Alabama Summer #1
Published by Self published on februari 2017
Genres: contemporary, romance
Pages: 227
Format: Kindle
five-stars

A New York Times bestselling enemies to lovers STANDALONE
romance.

When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.

What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

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Recensie Ride or die ( A devil’s highwaymen MC novel #1 ) van Cee Cee Riley

Recensie Ride or die ( A devil’s highwaymen MC novel #1 ) van Cee Cee RileyRide or die by Cee Cee Riley
Series: Devil's highwaymen
Published by Create space independent publishing platform on 27 juni 2017
Genres: Biker romance
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Ride or Die #1 A Devil's Highwaymen MC novel 'We would blow up this world and create something beautiful in its ruins' Jesse & Laney 1985 We were each survivors of our upbringing: lost, unloved and afraid. But like moths to a flame, we couldn't stay apart. We loved. We lost. We fought. We cried. And then we shattered each other's hearts. Jesse was a hard man: a biker outlaw for the Devil's Highwaymen MC. I was Laney: the daughter of a dead mother and a father that didn't know or want me. We were doomed right from the start. But this was our romance. And this was our disaster. And hopefully, this would be our second chance.

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five-stars

Recensie The chase van Elle Kennedy

Recensie The chase van Elle KennedyThe chase by Elle Kennedy
Series: Briar U #1
Published by Elle Kennedy inc. on 6 augustus 2018
Genres: New Adult, contemporary
Pages: 377
Format: Kindle
five-stars

Everyone says opposites attract. And they must be right, because there’s no logical reason why I’m so drawn to Colin Fitzgerald. I don’t usually go for tattoo-covered, video-gaming, hockey-playing nerd-jocks who think I’m flighty and superficial. His narrow view of me is the first strike against him. It doesn’t help that he’s buddy-buddy with my brother.

And that his best friend has a crush on me.

And that I just moved in with them.

Oh, did I not mention we’re roommates?

I suppose it doesn’t matter. Fitzy has made it clear he’s not interested in me, even though the sparks between us are liable to burn our house down. I’m not the kind of girl who chases after a man, though, and I’m not about to start. I’ve got my hands full dealing with a new school, a sleazy professor, and an uncertain future. So if my sexy brooding roomie wises up and realizes what he’s missing?

He knows where to find me.

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five-stars

Recensie Boy toy van Sarina Bowen en Tanya Ebi

Recensie Boy toy van Sarina Bowen en Tanya EbiBoy Toy by Sarina Bowen, Tanya Ebi
Series: Man Hands #3
Published by Blunderwoman Productions on 14 augustus 2018
Genres: romance
Format: Kindle
four-half-stars

A brand new romantic comedy from your favorite snort-laughing duo!

Liam

The moment Sadie Matthews walks through the daycare center door, I feel my world tilt in her direction. Again. I fell for her when I was fourteen, and I'm still not over her. Problem: she still thinks of me as a teen she used to babysit. But I've learned a few things about pleasing a woman in the last fifteen years. I can't wait to show her how good it could be. I need to move quickly before I lose her again. This is more than a game to me, but I still plan to win.

Sadie

I've just survived the worst year of my life. As a single mom of twin toddlers, I don't have time for a man. I barely have time to finish a thought. Who knew that Liam McAllister would grow up to be so devastating? He's everything my husband was not: tall, built, and willing to have a tea party with my girls.

I can't possibly get involved with him. He's too young for me. Too handsome. But he's so persuasive..

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four-half-stars

Recensie: The accidentals van Sarina Bowen

Recensie: The accidentals van Sarina BowenThe accidentals by Sarina Bowen
Published by Tuxbury publishing LLC on 10 juli 2018
Genres: young-adult, contemporary
Format: Kindle
four-half-stars

Never ask a question unless you’re sure you want the truth.

I’ve been listening to my father sing for my whole life. I carry him in my pocket on my mp3 player. It’s just that we’ve never met face to face.

My mother would never tell me how I came to be, or why my rock star father and I have never met. I thought it was her only secret. I was wrong.

When she dies, he finally appears. Suddenly I have a first class ticket into my father’s exclusive world. A world I don’t want any part of – not at this cost.
Only three things keep me going: my a cappella singing group, a swoony blue-eyed boy named Jake, and the burning questions in my soul. There’s a secret shame that comes from being an unwanted child. It drags me down, and puts distance between me and the boy I love.

My father is the only one alive who knows my history. I need the truth, even if it scares me.

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four-half-stars

Recensie: One small thing van Erin Watt

Recensie: One small thing van Erin WattOne small thing by Erin Watt
Published by Harlequin teen on 26 juni 2018
Genres: contemporary
Pages: 299
Format: Kindle
four-stars

Beth’s life hasn’t been the same since her sister died. Her parents try to lock her down, believing they can keep her safe by monitoring her every move. When Beth sneaks out to a party one night and meets the new guy in town, Chase, she’s thrilled to make a secret friend. It seems a small thing, just for her.

Only Beth doesn’t know how big her secret really is…

Fresh out of juvie and determined to start his life over, Chase has demons to face and much to atone for, including his part in the night Beth’s sister died. Beth, who has more reason than anyone to despise him, is willing to give him a second chance. A forbidden romance is the last thing either of them planned for senior year, but the more time they spend together, the deeper their feelings get.

Now Beth has a choice to make—follow the rules, or risk tearing everything apart…again.

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four-stars

Recensie: Speakeasy van Sarina Bowen

Recensie: Speakeasy van Sarina BowenSpeakeasy by Sarina Bowen
on 29 mei 2018
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 452
Format: Kindle
four-stars

Sometimes you fall for Mr. Right. And sometimes for Mr. Right Now…
May
Did you hear the one about the girl who walks into a bar and catches her live-in lover kissing someone else? No? You’re the only one in town who missed it.
Luckily Alec is there to wrap me up in strong arms and carry me out the door before things get too ugly. And that’s not all Alec is good at. Our unexpected chemistry makes him the perfect rebound guy.
Alec
I should know better than to hook up with my rival’s little sister, but the fiery look in May’s eyes really turns my crank. She needs cheering up, and I’m just the guy for the job.
It’s not like I’ll fall in love. Not even after a string of scorching hot trysts, and the realization that we’re good at the same things: wild nights and familial disappointment. I don’t do love, never have, never will. So this is the perfect arrangement, for both of us.
Nobody would approve, but nobody has to know…

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four-stars

Recensie: The queens of innis lear van Tessa Gratton

Recensie: The queens of innis lear van Tessa GrattonThe queens of Innis Lear by Tessa Gratton
Published by Tor on 27 maart 2018
Genres: fantasy
Pages: 576
Format: Kindle
three-stars

A kingdom at risk, a crown divided, a family drenched in blood.

The erratic decisions of a prophecy-obsessed king have drained Innis Lear of its wild magic, leaving behind a trail of barren crops and despondent subjects. Enemy nations circle the once-bountiful isle, sensing its growing vulnerability, hungry to control the ideal port for all trade routes.

The king's three daughters—battle-hungry Gaela, master manipulator Reagan, and restrained, starblessed Elia—know the realm's only chance of resurrection is to crown a new sovereign, proving a strong hand can resurrect magic and defend itself. But their father will not choose an heir until the longest night of the year, when prophecies align and a poison ritual can be enacted.

Refusing to leave their future in the hands of blind faith, the daughters of Innis Lear prepare for war—but regardless of who wins the crown, the shores of Innis will weep the blood of a house divided.

Ik was heel erg enthousiast toen ik over dit boek hoorde, het zou een hervertelling van king lear van shakespeare zijn met game of thrones elementen. De recensies waren lovend en ik was dan ook super blij toen ik zag dat dit boek als read now op netgalley stond.

Enthousiast begon ik met lezen, maar ik moest er wel echt even inkomen. Waar ik het lezen vanuit de verschillende prinsessen in Three dark crowns heel prettig vond, vond ik het hier vaak verwarrend. Waardoor het me meer tijd kostte om in dit boek te komen dan ik verwacht had. Dat vond ik wel jammer eigenlijk want het haalde mijn enthousiasme voor het boek wel een beetje weg. Maar ik las door en uiteindelijk kwam ik zeker wel in het verhaal. Maar was dit ook het verhaal dat ik gehoopt had?

Ik moet eerlijk bekennen dat ik wat minder enthousiast ben over dit boek, ik had er misschien ook te hoge verwachtingen van waardoor ik teleurgesteld ben. Maar ik verwachte een soort three dark crowns een boek dat me vast zou houden en waar ik zou willen weten wat er ging gebeuren. Maar ik vond dat helaas niet bij dit boek. Ik miste ook een beetje het game of thrones element. Waar ik toch wel wat meer geweld en politiek verwachtte kreeg ik dat naar mijn gevoel niet echt. Het bleef allemaal wat oppervlakkig en ik vond de personages ook niet echt leuk genoeg om me er echt mee te binden.

Is het boek dan alleen maar slecht? Nee hoor het verhaal zit op zich heel goed in elkaar en er zijn wel goede momenten in het boek. Ik geef het niet voor niets drie sterren. De setting is bijvoorbeeld heel tof, het idee dat mensen zich laten lijden door de sterren en wat die voorspellen vond ik heel tof. Ook het feit dat bepaalde personages met bomen konden praten vond ik heel gaaf.

Al met al is dit een leuk boek voor tussendoor maar voor mij maakte het de verwachtingen helaas niet waar.

three-stars