December Wrap Up:

I didn't read anywhere near as much as I wanted to in December. The month was just so flipping busy and I couldn't honestly find the time to read. I'm hoping that my reading will be better for January. Here's to hoping!!!!

I can't believe I only read three books! WAHHHHHHH!!

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
My Review
Beautiful Bastard


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.

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: ☆☆☆☆☆
My Review
Beautiful Bastard


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?

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
Rating: ☆☆☆☆
My Review
Beautiful Bastard


"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.