Happy November!!! This is my favourite month of the year and I am in a great mood despite the major migraine I am sporting right now! Only seven or so weeks till Christmas!! October has come and gone and I am in shock; hence the rambly nature of this intro but oh well. You know the drill by now! Enjoy.
What I read:
The first two books I read this month were From the Sky and Equinox (Beyond Moondust Trilogy #1&2) by J. E. Nicassio. I was sent these for a review and read them both in the one day because I was so enraptured by the plot and characters and everything about it! I can’t believe I have ages to wait for the final instalment to be released. Hurry Up! You can read my full review here; if your interested. 5/5 Stars overall!
When Samantha Hunter and her father move to New Mexico, it’s a chance to get away from the bittersweet memories of her past and start over. However, the arrival of a dark-haired stranger into her life changes everything. The stranger, a boy, named Lucien introduces Sam to the hidden world of real-life aliens.
Redemption and romance follow Sam in her new life as she works to decipher her complicated alien-human relationship and discovers what connects her to this strange alien boy.
The third book I read last month was Just Listen by Sarah Dessen. I adored this book and I promise to have a full review of this up on Sunday. I fell in love with the characters and their morals instantly. I strongly related to Owen and he was what really sold this book to me! The whole music aspect really appealed to be as I have a bit of an eclectic taste in music. Overall another 5/5 stars.
Last year, Annabel was “the girl who has everything” — at least that’s the part she played in the television commercial for Kopf’s Department Store.
This year, she’s the girl who has nothing: no best friend because mean-but-exciting Sophie dropped her, no peace at home since her older sister became anorexic, and no one to sit with at lunch. Until she meets Owen Armstrong. Tall, dark, and music-obsessed, Owen is a reformed bad boy with a commitment to truth-telling. With Owen’s help, maybe Annabel can face what happened the night she and Sophie stopped being friends.
My next read was Breeding Cycle by T. A. Grey. Prior to reading this I knew it would be quite a low one for review standards because again T. A. Grey’s writing is definitely a little too graphic for my comfort zone but her plots are just so incredible I skim read past those bits to get back to the incredible character development. Overall 3/5 for the above mentioned reason.
Each year lykaen princess Sarina Brunes goes through her breeding cycle—a powerful force that makes the desire to mate nearly inescapable. When Sarina is sent away by her father to endure the breeding cycle alone, she never expects a sexy Alpha to come to her doorstep.
When Alpha Vane Kategan stumbles upon Sarina in her breeding cycle, he is determined to help her, if only to ease her pain. However, she denies them both what they so desperately want. What neither of them count on is falling in love.
Right when they need each other the most, they are torn apart by her father’s cruelty. Now Sarina must fight to be with the one she loves and risk losing the only family she has left in the process. Can Sarina escape her father’s grasp for the arms of the man she loves?
The following book was like the last; The Loneliest Alpha also by T. A. Grey was overly graphic for my tastes but was such great plot and characters I made do. 3/5 stars also.
One look will change their lives forever.
Lingerie designer Alicia Clarkson just had to open her stupid mouth. Now thanks to trying to defend a fellow pack mate, Alicia’s been blindfolded, tied up, and carted off to the new alpha of the Oregon pack—Gavin MacKellen.
However, the blindfold doesn’t come off so soon as Gavin reveals he’s searching for a mate. But Alicia’s curiosity gets fired up when Gavin refuses to reveal his face to her. Just what happened to him? He talks to her from shadowy corners and behind closed doors. The man is as illusive as a squirrely fox. But Alicia doesn’t play games and the quiet spoken, hoarse voiced alpha doesn’t stand a chance against her. They settle on an agreement, thirty days for them to get to know each other because that’s the only way this cowboy alpha will have it.
Gavin MacKellen needs a mate. But he knows no good woman would ever want to look at his face after the incident he suffered. After one look at Alicia Clarkson all his plans fly out the window. The woman’s beauty has stunned him damn near speechless. She torments his thoughts and Gavin finds himself yearning to know everything about her. He admires her creativity and intelligence, the cool way she handles herself in stressful situations.
A relationship forms and as love threatens to grow between them Gavin struggles to cope with his physical appearance in the face of the beautiful Alicia. Will she be the one to stand in the face of a monster and accept or will she turn her back on him as everyone else has?
The final two books I read this month were Finding Kyler and Losing Kyler (The Kennedy Boys #1&2) by Siobhan Davis. These were also incredible and I will have a review up once I finish reading the third. Despite the series being larger than the first three; these all focus on Kyler and Faye’s relationship and the others focus on different brothers from the same series. I have adored the first two and hope to get the full review up soon. So far 5/5 stars as I read them on the edge of my seat!
Faye Donovan has lost everything. After her parent’s tragic death, she’s whisked away from her home in Ireland when an unknown uncle surfaces as her new guardian.
Dropped smack-dab into the All-American dream, Faye should feel grateful. Except living with her wealthy uncle, his fashion-empire-owning wife, and their seven screwed-up sons is quickly turning into a nightmare—especially when certain inappropriate feelings arise.
Kyler Kennedy makes her head hurt and her heart race, but he’s her cousin.
He’s off limits.
And he’s not exactly welcoming—Kyler is ignorant, moody, and downright cruel at times—but Faye sees behind the mask he wears, recognizing a kindred spirit.
Kyler has sworn off girls, yet Faye gets under his skin. The more he pushes her away, the more he’s drawn to her, but acting on those feelings risks a crap-ton of prejudice, and any whiff of scandal could damage the precious Kennedy brand.
Concealing their feelings seems like the only choice.
But when everyone has something to hide, a secret is a very dangerous thing. Full of scandal, dysfunctional families, teen soap-opera-style angst and drama, secrets and lies, mean girls and catfights, lust and love, book one in the unputdownable Kennedy Boys series will have you flipping the pages’ way beyond bedtime!
That concludes this month’s wrap up because I am not in the middle of any other books. I hope you all have a spook-tastic October and that your Novembers are just as incredible! My TBR will be up Friday (fingers crossed) Till then, book bugs.
Thanks and Happy Reading,