Book Review: Honey on my Mind (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson #3) by Maria Murnane

Honey on Your Mind (The (Mis)Adventures of Waverly Bryson Book 3) by [Murnane, Maria]

For Waverly Bryson, life is anything but boring! And never is that fact more evident than in Maria Murnane’s delightful third novel about the irrepressible heroine. This time around, Waverly faces a game-changing opportunity: an offer to turn her popular advice column into a regular guest spot on the new TV show Love, Wendy. It could be the break of a lifetime—but for a few not-so-minor details. For starters, Waverly’s acceptance of the job means moving clear across the country, giving up her rent-controlled apartment, and leaving behind her best friends McKenna and Andie. Oh, and there’s the fact that TV host extraordinaire Wendy Davenport is none-too-pleased by the prospect of Waverly usurping her broadcast throne. Then there’s Jake, Waverly’s boyfriend. He’s as crazy about her as ever. His mother, on the other hand? Not so much. But Waverly wouldn’t be Waverly if she didn’t tackle these challenges head on, with all the zeal, good humor, and, yes, occasional catastrophe that we’ve come to expect from “the American Bridget Jones.” Witty, light-hearted, and fun, Honey on Your Mind is Waverly Bryson at her best.


Oh man. There are so many “changes” in this book happening for Waverly and her friends and family. Waverly herself has many changes happening but they are GOOD changes. Jake, Andie, Makenna, Shane, Kristina and more are back in the third installment of the Waverly Bryson saga.

We start out with Waverly deciding to accept a job and make a huge move because of it. I think this is the catalyst that sets off a few of the reactions that happen in the book. Waverly’s moments are still here in this book and she has a couple.

I so totally wish that some of the Honey products were available and on the market now! I would love to have a few of them. Haha. Some of the things said in the book hit close to home about dating and whatnot for me. Definitely had to laugh at the “emails” Waverly received and read.

Overall, a great addition to the Waverly saga and I can only image what happens in the next book!

300+ pages

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New Release: Buyer Beware (Caldwell Brothers #1) by Colleen Charles

Buyer Beware (Caldwell Brothers #1) by Colleen Charles

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: November 10, 2017

 

Synopsis

I know all about histype.

Rich. Check.

Powerful. Check. Check.

Nixon Caldwell’s hot as hell and just as entitled. He lives in a swank Vegas penthouse on top of his equally posh boutique casino. I’ve lived in a dilapidated seventies trailer far too long to have patience for billionaire playboys that think they can have everything they want, whenever they want it. He stands for everything I’m against. Which is why my obsession with him makes zero sense. Nothing about him is attractive to me.

Nothing.

Except the kindness lurking underneath the Armani clad outer shell. There’s a mystery there that I yearn to explore. So when he offers to help me and my gamble-a-holic brother rise from the ashes of our meager existence, I grasp the brass ring with both hands. It doesn’t take long to realize he’s only doing it so he can control me. He wants to own me, just like every other rich bastard inside this glittery town that consumes a person’s soul right along with their cash.

Nixon Caldwell needs to be taught a lesson. I’m not the kind of girl he can buy and sell. But his newfound tenderness and vulnerability pull at my heart strings until my solid walls come tumbling down and I let him in. My Cinderella story unfolds right before my eyes. And I’m happy.

The happiest I’ve ever been since my parents died in a horrific car accident.

Until a vicious sociopath and a haunting secret from the past threaten to destroy every single thing I’ve just sold my soul to possess.

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After 26 years in Corporate leadership at a Fortune 500, I discovered people within the organization lacked integrity. I’d always known deep in my soul that I was trying to fit a square peg into a round hole since I’m the typical creative type. I miss my staff but I don’t miss the corporate world. It’s been said that the Universe will let you know if something isn’t right for you. The first time, it will hit you with a pebble. Then a brick. Then a boulder. Let’s just say that I got flattened. When my fifteen pound toy dog, Nigel, was threatened, I knew it was time to say goodbye.

It’s true.

Here’s what I found within the first thirty days of being free. Writing stories from my heart that readers love means more to me than working myself into an early grave for people who only care about their bottom line.

My heart has never been more full and my soul has never been more satisfied.

I’ve never worked so hard in my life but it doesn’t even feel like work. It’s worth it. All of it. Because it’s about the joy that’s found within the journey. The highs and the lows because I get to write stories for all of you.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading, enjoying and recommending the stories that I write. When you share my work with others, nothing is more rewarding. Your word of mouth is my very best friend … that, and your reviews. There is nothing more important to me than all of you.

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Review: Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1) by J. Daniels

Where I Belong (Alabama Summer Book 1) by [Daniels, J.]

Amazon Description: 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?


Where I Belong is the first book in the Alabama Summer series by author J. Daniels.

I picked this book up while it was free. I’ve heard good things about it and I can see why. I absolutely loved reading this book. I read it in the course of a few hours.

Mia is so adorable. I loved all the shit she gave Ben and her freak out that she had. I could totally see something like this happening to someone in real life, and I’m sure it has somewhere. This is one of those books that plays out like a movie in your head while you’re reading it.

This story is roughly 225+ pages. I love long books, because let’s face it, some book require more pages than others to get the story just right. I think this book is perfect where it is, which I don’t normally think that! I almost ALWAYS think books need another chapter or two but not this one!

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Main Female Character: Mia

Main Male Character: Ben

Favorite Character: Tessa, definitely Tessa….and Ben’s son, Nolan

Most Hated Character: Nolan’s Mom

Cover Reveal: Between Him and Us by Nicole Richard

Cover Design: John Pacheco

Photographer: Sara Eirew

Release Date: November 15, 2017

 

Synopsis

This is what happens when life takes a break, love steps in and fate decides for you.

A year ago when tragedy stole her heart and soul, Lilly Crenshaw-Gibson was left weary and alone with a future full of nothing but uncertainty.

Now, she’s back in Savannah, and despite her sister’s constant support and encouragement, she still doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t want to let go. She doesn’t want to move on when it’s easier to simply exist in a world that keeps spinning around her.

Her plan to live a secluded life is threatened by one powerful glance. The perfect stranger and an unexpected run-in stir emotions Lilly would rather never feel again.

When she’s taunted by what could have been and tempted by what could be will she be able to make the choice between the man who holds her heart and the man who could heal it?

 

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A hopeless romantic, she has a love for romance novels which she credits her late mother passing on to her and now an even stronger love to write her own stories.

 

 

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New Release: Broken Souls by Evan Grace

Cover Design:Concierge Literary Designs

Release Date: October 19, 2017

 

Synopsis

 

She destroyed my family.

After ten years, Brylee Whitmore has returned to our home town, giving me my shot at revenge. I thought it would be simple, but she’s changed. I was supposed to make her pay for what she’s done, so why do I feel like I have to fix her instead?

Coming home was a mistake.
If my dad wasn’t sick, I would have stayed away. Chase Foster plans to exact his revenge, and I deserve it. I’m supposed to pay for my sins, but now he wants to fix me instead. Too bad there’s nothing left to fix.

One Tragedy.
Two broken people.
Can he forgive her?
Can she forgive herself?

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A Midwesterner and self-proclaimed book nerd, Evan has been an avid reader most of her life, but one day an idea came into her head and a writing career was born. She’s a sucker for happily ever afters and loves creating fictional worlds that others can get lost in. Evan loves putting her characters through the ringer, but loves when they get to that satisfying, swoony ending.When the voices in her head give it a rest, she can always be found with her e-reader in her hand. Some of her favorites include, Aurora Rose Reynolds, (the queen) Kristen Ashley, Joanna Wylde, Madeline Sheehan and Harper Sloan. Evan finds a lot of her inspiration in music, movies, TV shows and life.She’s a wife to Jim and a mom to Ethan and Evan, a cook, a tutor, a friend and a writer. How does she do it? She’ll never tell.

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Release Blitz: Poet (Avenues Ink #3) by A.M. Johnson


Poet (Avenues Ink Series #3) by A.M. Johnson

Genre: Standalone, Contemporary Romance

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Release Date: October 15, 2017

Synopsis

Melissa Trujillo knows suffering. She’s tasted it, touched it, injected it. Sobriety is a gift, but it isn’t enough to wash away her secrets.

Kieran O’Connell knows sacrifice. He’s owned it, held it between his fingers, and felt it in his knees. Words are his freedom, and they’ve begun to fade.

Two different worlds, one moment and the Earth shifts—granting them a path.
His eyes meet hers. Her hand fits his.

Kieran finds his muse.
Melissa finds her new addiction.

When sin meets virtue, angels fall, and the truth, it becomes a blade. Together they’ll walk the sharp edge, but if her lies cut too deep, not even his words could save her… save them.

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Possession (Avenues Ink Series #1) by A.M. Johnson

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Amanda Marie Johnson was born and raised in Valrico, Florida. She’s now surrounded by mountains with her husband and three children in Ogden, Utah. She attended Weber State University and graduated with her A.S.N. She is a full-time registered nurse. Reading and writing have always been something she is passionate about. She loves to write about the human experience, love and happily ever afters.

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The Pawn (Endgame #1) by Skye Warren

The Pawn by [Warren, Skye]

Title: The Pawn (Endgame #1)

Author: Skye Warren

Release Date: 12/6/16

Price: 99 cents on Kindle $9.99 Paperback

Description: The price of survival…

Gabriel Miller swept into my life like a storm. He tore down my father with cold retribution, leaving him penniless in a hospital bed. I quit my private all-girl’s college to take care of the only family I have left.

There’s one way to save our house, one thing I have left of value.

My virginity.

A forbidden auction…

Gabriel appears at every turn. He seems to take pleasure in watching me fall. Other times he’s the only kindness in a brutal underworld.

Except he’s playing a deeper game than I know. Every move brings us together, every secret rips us apart. And when the final piece is played, only one of us can be left standing.


Avery is a young woman who is dealing with the fallout of her father’s scandal, court case and subsequent beating that’s left him immobile. They are broke and she’s sold off everything in the house that was of value to pay for her father’s in home care. She needs money so she goes to someone she believes was involved with her father’s beating, but she has no choice.

They come to terms of having an auction for the only thing she has that’s worth anything: her virginity. The winner of the auction will have her for 30 days: morning, noon and night. To have their way with her within reason.

Gabriel is the one who wins the auction, bidding an exorbitant amount, wanting to make sure he was the winner. Avery knows he had something to do with her father’s beating. She learns just how deep his hate for her father goes and that it’s spilled over to her to further humiliate and diminish her family name.


This book was hot, dark and ah-mazing. I was entranced from the first page and didn’t want to stop until I was finished with it. Skye Warren has a way with words and I can definitely see why she is a bestselling author! I figured out a couple things during the story but man she threw in a couple twists that I WASN’T expecting! The only thing I didn’t like very much, which a lot of readers don’t, is that it ends in a cliffhanger. But I’m okay with it because i did love the story before the cliffhanger blindsided me!

Thank you to my friend who gifted me a copy of this book hoping I would love it as much as she did!

Mobster’s Girl (Mobster’s #1) by Amy Rachiele

Mobster's Girl (Mobster's Series Book 1) by [Rachiele, Amy]

Title: Mobster’s Girl (Mobster’s #1)

Author: Amy Rachiele

Release Date: June 13, 2012

Price: Free on Kindle $9.99 Paperback $1.99 Audible

Description: Gripping my chest is the only way to hold myself together or what’s left of me will fall out. The past week has enlightened me on one thing-I don’t care.
Megan, Mobster’s Girl

I didn’t even hesitate. I took two strides and blasted him in the face with my fist. He was ready for it this time-unlike in church. He tried to hit me back but I ducked and smashed him again.
Antonio, Mobster’s Girl

You can’t help what family you’re born into or what lies they keep from you. You can’t help it if they mold and shape you just the way they wanted. Are monsters born or made?

Antonio and Megan have a timeless issue. They were told to stay away from each other. They try, they really do. But they are drawn to each other.

Antonio is eighteen and the up and coming mob boss of Palmetto, New Jersey. Megan is a girl uprooted from the grassy plains of Ireland at the age of five. Now she’s seventeen and faced with horrors she never thought existed.


Megan is seventeen and her best friend is Troy and is in her last year of high school while Troy is starting college. Antonio is eighteen and in his last year of high school as well. Antonio has liked Megan for years, since they were kids. His father warned him off of being friends with her or trying to date her.


This book is decent. I liked the story line but thought there could have been more to the story. This book is 230 pages long but I thought some more background or more buildup would have been good for it.

The characters are typical characters for the world the author has created. I’m not sure how I feel about a couple characters but I do like Megan and Antonio.

Overall, 3.5*’s for this book.

A Heart of Time by Shari J. Ryan

A heart of timeWe start out the book with Hunter and Ellie on the way to the hospital. Ellie is in labor. Once they get there and confirm she’s in labor, things begin to go wrong. First, the baby’s heartrate drops and then Ellie feels as if something is wrong. They take Ellie to the delivery room but have to do an emergency c-section on her so Hunter is kicked out of the room. Finally, a nurse comes out and takes him to the nursery where Olive is getting some extra oxygen since the umbilical cord had been wrapped around her neck.

Hunter barges into the operating room that Ellie was in, in time to hear the doctor call her time of death. This absolutely DEVASTATES him. He begs and pleads with Ellie’s body for her to come back and to no avail. He just had the best and worst day in his life. Flash forward five years.

Olive is five and it’s her first day of Kindergarten. Hunter keeps getting mysterious notes from the recipient of Ellie’s heart that she donated on that fateful day. Both he and Olive always look forward to them. The person is mysterious and always eludes them when they drop the letters off.

When he takes Olive to the bus stop, he ends up breaking down after she’s on the bus. Charlotte, a fellow parent and also neighbor, checks on him and they end up talking until he has to go to work with his brother AJ.

Things quickly get complicated when Ari is thrown into the picture. I just didn’t realize how complicated things would get!


I absolutely LOVED this book. This book will have you on an emotional roller coaster ride. I was crying, sobbing, laughing, mad and happy. I just wanted to reach through my Kindle screen and knock some sense into Charlotte, Hunter and Ari. They all needed it knocked into them. Lol.

The first part of the story where they are in the labor room hits home with me. I was in a similar situation with the cord being wrapped around my daughter’s neck. Had her heart rate not come up when it had, I would have been having an emergency c-section so that part hit real close to home.

I’ve spent some time thinking about this book since I finished it and I would LOVE for there to be a follow up book to follow Lana, Olive and Ashley.

This book is now available on Amazon for 99 cents. 

It is 250 pages.

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Lowlife (Bottom Feeder #2) by Maria G. Cope

lowlife

Lowlife is the second book in the Bottom Feeder series by author Maria G. Cope. The first book, Bottom Feeder, has also been reviewed on my blog.

Maddy, Dom, Jackson, Dixon and more return in the second and final installment of the Bottom Feeder series. Maddy has enlisted in the Army. After her basic training is finished, she’s shipped to Fort Bragg, which is where Dom, Jackson and others from the first book are stationed. Dom and Maddy have been together a year now and Jackson doesn’t like it. He’s realized that he loves Maddy and wants her but won’t encroach on a friend’s girl, even if he is the reason they met in the first place.

Cordell Carrington is missing. The FBI agent that Maddy is working with, wants to use her as bait. She will only agree if he can find the location of Kevin Underwood, her real father. He agrees to try and find him. Again, at this point I still didn’t trust Alexander Mace/Suit.

Her and Dom end up splitting up on the night of his twenty-first birthday because he got so smashed and was found with two other girls. Maddy had a surprise ready for him. She grabs her stuff from the room, while he’s in there with the two girls and leaves. Jackson hops in the car with her and goes with her to the hotel she had gotten. He ends up leaving when she requests him too. Noone says anything to her when she gets back to the rental beach house or on the way back to the barracks in Fort Bragg.

Before the end of the book, action ramps up ten fold. Cordell returns to the states and actually corners Jackson in his car. Before it’s all said and done: Dixon ends up kidnapped, Sean Morris ends up zip-tied to the bathroom sink and Jackson’s father returns as one of Cordell’s lackeys. There are so many things that happen that these don’t surprise me! The outcome of a few things DOES surprise me.


This book was better than the first in my opinion. I laughed and cried reading this book. Especially over some deaths that occurred that I didn’t see coming. I still don’t trust Alexander Mace even though he got what he wanted. While these two books make up the Bottom Feeder series and their stories are over, they will appear in another series once it is released. The new series was set to be released between Winter 2016 and Winter 2016 so we can still see the new series start before the end of the year.

I can’t wait for the new series to start. While it doesn’t directly follow the characters from this series, it does have to do with the gang that Maddy’s real father was a part of so we might learn more about him and his past in the upcoming series.

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257 pages

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