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Release Day Review + Excerpt: Heat Wave by Karina Halle

heat-wave-amazon-683x1024They say when life closes one door, another one opens.
This door happens to lead to paradise.
And a man I can never, ever have.

Still grieving the loss of her sister who died two years ago, the last thing Veronica “Ronnie” Locke needed was to lose her job at one of Chicago’s finest restaurants and have to move back in with her parents. So when a window of opportunity opens for her – running a kitchen at a small Hawaiian hotel – she’d be crazy not to take it.

The only problem is, the man running the hotel drives her crazy:
Logan Shephard.
It doesn’t matter that he’s got dark brown eyes, a tall, muscular build that’s sculpted from daily surfing sessions, and a deep Australian accent that makes your toes curl.
What does matter is that he’s a grump.
Kind of an asshole, too.
And gets under Ronnie’s skin like no one else.

But the more time Ronnie spends on the island of Kauai, falling in love with the lush land and its carefree lifestyle, the closer she gets to Logan. And the closer she gets to Logan, the more she realizes she may have pegged him all wrong. Maybe it’s the hot, steamy jungles or the invigorating ocean air, but soon their relationship becomes utterly intoxicating.

There’s just one major catch.

The two of them together would incite a scandal neither Ronnie, nor her family, would ever recover from.

Forbidden, Illicit, off-limits – sometimes the heat is worth surrendering to, even if you get burned.

Pub Date: November 16th 2016 | Page Count: 307 pp | Publisher: Metal Blonde Books

RATING: 6 Stars | Contemporary Romance

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Review

May I present to you another 2016 favorite. Yes, that’s my opening sentence. Heat Wave not only managed to make me feel absolutely everything and then some, it actually made want to hop on a plane an experience Kauai for myself. It’s intensity, page to page, chapter to chapter, is what made this novel so memorable for me, I love love stories that keep me up at night and then eager to wake up in the mornings just to keep savoring the goodness.

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Review: Moonshot by Alessandra Torre

27872890Baseball isn’t supposed to be a game of life and death…

The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase… he started out as a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a god and partied like a devil.

I tried to stay away. I couldn’t.

Then, the team started losing.
Women started dying.
And everything in my world broke apart.

Pub Date: July 4th 2016 | Page Count: 314 pp 

RATING: 2.5 STARS | Sports Romance, Suspense

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Review

Moonshot is a suspenseful sports romance, where for the most part I didn’t enjoy the story, but I still found bits and pieces I really did like.

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I Heart Bookstagram Tag

photo-11-3-16-4-14-18-pmWhat’s your Instagram handle? @FictionJungle

How long have you been in the Instagram community? According to my first post there, since November 30th 2015!

How many people do you follow? 652 accounts.

How many followers do you have? As of now 483 😉

What’re your favorite hashtags? Can’t say I have one, I honestly have a bunch I use for all my pictures, but I don’t really go through a particular one. I think I should, maybe I could find interesting content I’m missing out on.

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Review: Beautiful by Christina Lauren

29508645Featuring the entire BEAUTIFUL series cast for one final hurrah!

A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
A MAN WEIGHED DOWN BY RESPONSIBILITY.
A ROAD TRIP VACATION WHERE ALL BETS ARE OFF.
OH, AND A LOT OF WINE.

After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl in their place, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.

Scaling the career ladder is the default way to deal with heartbreak—and to just deal—for Jensen Bergstrom. Absolutely buried by his drive and workload, he rarely takes time for himself. But when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. She might be too much for him…or he might realize his life has become too small and needs her to make it bigger, crazier.

With this circle of friends there’s always something going on: from Chloe and Sara’s unexpected personality swaps to Will’s new domestic side to Bennett’s text message barrage and George’s own happily-ever-after. In short, their adventures in love, friendship, and hilarity are nothing short of Beautiful.

Pub Date: October 4th 2016 | Page Count: 416 pp | Publisher: Gallery Books

RATING: 4 STARS | CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

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Review

It’s almost incredible that this was the last book of the Beautiful Bastard series. I mean, I’ve reached that point of no return when you feel so attached to the characters and to finally wrap my head around the fact that it is done, it feels like part of my life as a reader has ended as well. It sounds kinda dramatic but I’ll be fine, I swear.

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