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Beautiful Bastard Pennies
By Pepper Winters
Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 13th 2016
Genres: Romance, Dark Romance
Pages: 298
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


"I'm not the hero in this story, girl. You'd do best to remember that."

At eighteen years old, I was murdered.

I wish my tale ended there.

However, my killer resuscitated me and sold me to the highest bidder, sentencing me to a world worse than Hell.

For the past two years, I've lived a life of torment as a man's property. I suffer in silence and wish for freedom, but I never break.

I can't.

I won't.

But then he arrives.

The first stranger since I was killed.

Elder Prest, a thief with a heart as black as his soul, arrives as a guest in our twisted home. He has business with my owner, but his interest lies in me. He pretends not to notice my bruises and hides his knowledge of what I am, but the way he watches me makes me feel more human than possession.

As his eyes tear through my walls and his voice demands answers, he challenges my owner for one night with me.

I've survived two years of torment because I no longer believe in hope, but Elder is the only man who promises me pleasure instead of pain.

Trusting him is dangerous, wanting him is deadly.

Is he my ticket to safety or my ultimate end?

Whoever he is, whatever he wants...I can't say no.

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Currently Reading: Pennies by Pepper Winters

Beautiful Bastard Pennies
By Pepper Winters
Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on July 13th 2016
Genres: Romance, Dark Romance
Pages: 298
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


"I'm not the hero in this story, girl. You'd do best to remember that."

At eighteen years old, I was murdered.

I wish my tale ended there.

However, my killer resuscitated me and sold me to the highest bidder, sentencing me to a world worse than Hell.

For the past two years, I've lived a life of torment as a man's property. I suffer in silence and wish for freedom, but I never break.

I can't.

I won't.

But then he arrives.

The first stranger since I was killed.

Elder Prest, a thief with a heart as black as his soul, arrives as a guest in our twisted home. He has business with my owner, but his interest lies in me. He pretends not to notice my bruises and hides his knowledge of what I am, but the way he watches me makes me feel more human than possession.

As his eyes tear through my walls and his voice demands answers, he challenges my owner for one night with me.

I've survived two years of torment because I no longer believe in hope, but Elder is the only man who promises me pleasure instead of pain.

Trusting him is dangerous, wanting him is deadly.

Is he my ticket to safety or my ultimate end?

Whoever he is, whatever he wants...I can't say no.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall


Beautiful Bastard Under Rose-Tainted Skies
By Louise Gornall
Published By: Clarion Books on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health, Romance
Pages: 330
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.

But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.

Their friendship turns deeper, but Norah knows Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can walk beneath the open sky. One who is unafraid of kissing. One who isn’t so screwed up. Can she let him go for his own good—or can Norah learn to see herself through Luke’s eyes?

Friday, December 8, 2017

Currently Reading: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

Beautiful Bastard Under Rose-Tainted Skies
By Louise Gornall
Published By: Clarion Books on January 3rd 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult, Mental Health, Romance
Pages: 330
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


At seventeen, Norah has accepted that the four walls of her house delineate her life. She knows that fearing everything from inland tsunamis to odd numbers is irrational, but her mind insists the world outside is too big, too dangerous. So she stays safe inside, watching others’ lives through her windows and social media feed.

But when Luke arrives on her doorstep, he doesn’t see a girl defined by medical terms and mental health. Instead, he sees a girl who is funny, smart, and brave. And Norah likes what he sees.

Their friendship turns deeper, but Norah knows Luke deserves a normal girl. One who can walk beneath the open sky. One who is unafraid of kissing. One who isn’t so screwed up. Can she let him go for his own good—or can Norah learn to see herself through Luke’s eyes?

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Review: A Little Too Late by Staci Hart


Beautiful Bastard A Little Too Late
By Staci Hart
Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on October 9th 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 250
Rating: ☆☆☆
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


I wasn't supposed to fall in love with the nanny.

When my wife left, she took the illusion of happiness with her, and I've been caught in a free fall ever since. For nine long months, I've been fighting to figure out how to be a single dad, how to be alone.

For nine long months, I've been failing.

When Hannah walked through the door, I took my first breath since I'd found myself on my own. She slipped into our lives effortlessly, showing me what I've been missing all these years. Because Hannah made me smile when I thought I'd packed the notion of happiness away with my wedding album.

She was only supposed to be the nanny, but she's so much more.

The day my wife left should have been the worst day of my life, but it wasn't. It was when Hannah walked away, taking my heart with her.

Friday, December 1, 2017

November Wrap-Up:


I am so impressed with how much I've read this month! Even with being in little reading slump, I managed to read eight books. That's the most I've read in a long time. I'm pretty freaking proud of myself.

What books did you guys read this month?

November Book Haul:



I definitely bought more books than I wanted to. And I definitely did another theme change, as you can tell halfway through this post. I'm pretty proud of myself though. I didn't buy more than twenty books this month!!!

What was your favorite purchase for the month of November?

I am also aware that I didn't involve It in the picture above. I forgot about it and I didn't feel like taking another one because it was such a pain to take that one >.>

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Currently Reading: A Little Too Late by Staci Hart

Beautiful Bastard A Little Too Late
By Staci Hart
Published By: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on October 9th 2017
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Pages: 250
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


I wasn't supposed to fall in love with the nanny.

When my wife left, she took the illusion of happiness with her, and I've been caught in a free fall ever since. For nine long months, I've been fighting to figure out how to be a single dad, how to be alone.

For nine long months, I've been failing.

When Hannah walked through the door, I took my first breath since I'd found myself on my own. She slipped into our lives effortlessly, showing me what I've been missing all these years. Because Hannah made me smile when I thought I'd packed the notion of happiness away with my wedding album.

She was only supposed to be the nanny, but she's so much more.

The day my wife left should have been the worst day of my life, but it wasn't. It was when Hannah walked away, taking my heart with her.

Review: If There's No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Beautiful Bastard If There's No Tomorrow
By Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published By: Harlequin Teen on September 5th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 376
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:


Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She's ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn't looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends' entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn't even guaranteed?

“I knew I couldn’t go back and start a new beginning. I couldn’t rewrite the middle. All I could do was change tomorrow, as long as I had one.”


I went into this book blind. I didn't really read the synopsis and I didn't read any reviews of it. This book totally sideswiped me. I've read one other book by Jennifer and I honestly wasn't expecting too much from this book. Oh boy. This book is worth a read. Maybe even two. This book is beyond powerful in so many ways.

“I didn’t know how I was supposed to feel, how I was supposed to move on from this point, but I knew I didn’t deserve something good like this.”


This book floored me. I almost put it down because I was in a reading slum due to the last book I read. And I honestly couldn't stand Sebastian at the beginning of the book and that alone was almost enough reason for me to put this thing down.

If There's No Tomorrow follows a girl named Lena. She's just a normal senior in high school who does all the normal teenage things. Homework, sports, working a job, and partying. Until one night, she makes a terrible decision that leaves four of her friends dead. 

She has to learn how to move on and live with the decision she made. She has to learn how to live with the guilt, She needs to move on. But she doesn't think that she can. Doesn't think that she deserves to.

“What does waiting do? None of us are promised a tomorrow ... We don’t always get a later.”


This book is loaded with emotions. My heart aches for Lena and her friends. I was in tears throughout the majority of this book.

The relationship between Lena and Sebastian is amazing. Special. Even when Lena pushes him away with hateful words, he stays loyal to her. All he wants is what's best for her and I'm glad he was a big part in this book.

I recommend that everyone read this book. Especially the younger audience. I really feel like this book could save the lives of people. Please, read this book. Let it sink into you the way it did to me. This book will stay with me forever. 

Thursday, November 23, 2017

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving from my family to yours. I hope your day is a wonderful one! Enjoy the time with your family and of course, enjoy the yummy food :)

If you partake in black Friday shopping, please be careful.

Also, just a reminder for you guys to enter in my Giveaway to win a paperback copy of Fever by Maya Banks!

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Review: The Billionaires by Calista Fox

The Billionaires
By Calista Fox
Published By:
Genres: Erotica, Adult Fiction, Romance
Pages: 336
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard

Synopsis:

100 Shades of Sin...

In The Billionaires, Calista Fox delivers a sexy and sensuous friends-to-lovers tale with a delicious love triangle twist.

Jewel Catalano, Rogen Angelini, and Vin D'Angelo had been childhood best friends, spending every possible moment with one another. Rogen became her first love, the first one to show her what pleasure could be. Until a volatile feud erupted between their powerful California wine country families and she and Rogen were torn apart from each other. What she didn't expect was to find comfort and passion like she had never known in Vin's arms and bed. But when that too ended in disaster, Jewel moved to San Francisco to work for the Catalano empire. Years later, a series of daring acquisitions brings Jewel back to River Cross, the hometown where Rogen and Vin have recently returned as well. Jewel has the curves, the smarts, and the success to bring any man to his knees—especially the two men who remained best friends and still burn to possess her.

Mixing family business with erotic pleasure ignites a smoldering love triangle. But in order to pull off the bold deal that will build the trios’ own legacy and to stay in their heady, sensual paradise, they must discover what true love really is—or lose everything their hearts' desire, in The Billionaires by Calista Fox.
The Billionaires follows Jewel Castalano. She's a wealthy entrepreneur who has loved two men in her entire life. Rogen Angelini and Vin D'Angelo. Two men who left her heartbroken at a young age. Two men who are her family's rivals.

The Castalanos and the Angelinis have had a feud that's lasted almost a decade. With that feud comes land that both families own and refuse to sell to one another. Well, Jewel wants that land and she's gonna work hard to get it.

She strikes a deal with Gian Angelini, Rogens father, to acquire the land. But being back at their estate thrusts her back into her romantic fling with Rogen. Which in turn, gets her back with Vin also.

This book is all about the romance between the three and how they want to get their families to quit their feud so they can work together again and be romantic out in public.

I was really excited to pick this book up. It had a slow start and I had a hard time getting into the story line. It finally started picking up a couple of chapters in. I thought this book was going to have more drama. Even the family drama is kind of boring.

I didn't like Jewel too much. I couldn't tell you why though, I just didn't like her. I sorta liked Rogen and Vin. Although, we don't get too much on them.

I do have the second book to this series and I'm not entirely sure when I'll pick it up because if it's anything like this one, I'm not going to thoroughly enjoy it. 
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