ARC Review: Goalie Interference

ARC Review: Goalie Interference

Goalie Interference by Avon GalePiper Vaughn
Series: Hat Trick #2
Release Date: September 30, 2019
Genres: M/M romance
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

It’s goalie vs. goalie in this brand-new enemies-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn…

Ryu Mori has had a stellar season as goalie for the Atlanta Venom. So when he’s called into management’s office, he’s expecting to hear he’s the new starting goalie for the team, not that some new guy—an incredibly hot, annoyingly bratty rookie—is here to compete for his spot.

Not everyone gets to play in the best league in the world. Emmitt Armstrong knows that, and he’s not about to waste the opportunity after grinding his way from the bottom to the top. If the Venom is looking for a meek, mild-mannered pushover, they’ve got the wrong guy.

Ryu doesn’t want to admit the other goalie’s smart mouth turns him on. Beating Armstrong at practice feels good, sure, but there are other, more fun ways to shut his rival up.

In this league, it’s winner takes all. But there’s more to life than winning, and if Emmitt and Ryu can get past their egos and competitive natures, they might just discover they work better as partners than they ever imagined possible.

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Book Review: Sinful Like Us

Book Review: Sinful Like Us

Sinful Like Us by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #5
Release Date: September 10, 2019
Genres: Contemporary romance
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

HOW CAN IT BE WRONG
IF IT FEELS SO GOOD

Dating an American princess comes with a massive amount of baggage–all of which I’m willing to carry strapped on my back in quicksand and through seven hells. But Jane Cobalt’s baggage, I’m unprepared for. It comes in the form of her five equally famous and notoriously hard-to-please brothers.

I want Jane.
Completely.
Unconditionally.

But when there’s a trip scheduled that I can’t be a part of, I only have one option. It’s immoral.
Something I’d never consider until now.

But, hell, there’s got to be some perks to being a twin. So I’m doing it. I’m switching places with my brother.

Done and done.

It should have been easy.

There were little consequences.

Until the storm hit.

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Review: Her Royal Highness

Review: Her Royal Highness

Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Series: Royals #2
Release Date: May 7, 2019
Genres: YA contemporary
Rating: 🌟 🌟 🌟 🌟

Millie Quint is devastated when she discovers that her sort-of-best friend/sort-of-girlfriend has been kissing someone else. And because Millie cannot stand the thought of confronting her ex every day, she decides to apply for scholarships to boarding schools . . . the farther from Houston the better.

Millie can’t believe her luck when she’s accepted into one of the world’s most exclusive schools, located in the rolling highlands of Scotland. Everything about Scotland is different: the country is misty and green; the school is gorgeous, and the students think Americans are cute.

The only problem: Mille’s roommate Flora is a total princess.

She’s also an actual princess. Of Scotland.

At first, the girls can barely stand each other–Flora is both high-class and high-key–but before Millie knows it, she has another sort-of-best-friend/sort-of-girlfriend. Even though Princess Flora could be a new chapter in her love life, Millie knows the chances of happily ever afters are slim . . . after all, real life isn’t a fairy tale . . . or is it?

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Cover Reveal: Headstrong Like Us

Cover Reveal: Headstrong Like Us

Headstrong Like Us by Krista Ritchie & Becca Ritchie
Series: Like Us #6
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Genres: M/M romance

You’re cordially invited to the wedding of Maximoff Hale & Farrow Keene, and according to Celebrity Crush—the ceremony for this American prince and his tattooed bodyguard is going to be the event of the century.

There will be no wedding crashers.

Including but not limited to: hateful people, rabid fans, nosy paparazzi, and other so-called media.

There will be no drama.

None whatsoever. Because when you put three famous families and their hot bodyguards together, nothing will go down.

There will be no fighting.

No brawls, fists flying, verbal slingshots, or rifts that tear into craters. Lovers only!

Everything will be perfect.

Nothing will go amiss during the happiest, most anticipated occasion of the year. But then again…

They don’t call it the Hale Curse for nothing.

The Like Us series is a true series, one continuous timeline, that follows a family of wealthy celebrities and the people that protect them.

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Top Ten Tropes

Top Ten Tropes

Hey! This was my suggestion (this blog used to be called Books for Muse 😂)

1. Age gap

I love it, a lot of the time one half of the couple will be super grump, WHICH IS BASICALLY MY KINK OK. 8/10

Recommendations:

2 2 3 3 4 4

2. Opposites Attract

There’s something about this dynamic that just gets to me. It’s kind of a vague trope, but I adore it. 10/10

Recommendations:

1 2 3 3 3

3. Best friend’s brother or Brother’s best friend

These are different, but I lumped them together because I feel the same way about both. They’re a bit overdone, but you can find some really good ones. 6/10

Recommendations:

1 2 3 4

4. Fake dating

Sometimes this trope can be a bit ridiculous. I mean, what situation is someone in that they need a fake partner? I still love it though. Most of the times it’s fun to read about and the situations they’re put in are hilarious. 9/10

Recommendations:

1 1 2 3 3

5. Forbidden love

I really, really like this trope. *grins* This trope is usually filled with so much tension. You can practically feel the angst coming off every page. (Age gap should probably be a part of this, but I love it so much and it deserved it’s own category.) 9/10

Recommendations:

1 1 2 3 3

6. Friends to lovers

This is one of my favorites because it forces the author to actually show us the couple’s relationship beyond the physical stuff. This is usually always devoid of insta-lust / insta-love and the relationship is usually more solid. 10/10

Recommendations:

1 1 2 3 4 4

7. Enemies to lovers / hate to love

Ahh, this one is hard. I think authors tend to skirt the line between enemies to lovers and just being borderline abusive and hateful. But if they steer clear of that line then this tends to become ONE OF MY FAVORITE TROPES. 7/10

Recommendations:

1 2 3 4 5

8. Second chance love

This one is usually always a hit or miss for me. Mostly because I usually think the reason they split apart is dumb, or could have easily been avoided if they communicated more. If the reason they broke up isn’t too annoying or unrealistic, I don’t mind this trope at all. 6/10

Recommendations:

1 2 4 5 5

9. Single Parent

Book with these tropes have the tendency to be really sweet and romantic. I’m a fan. 8/10

Recommendations:

1 2 4 2 4

10. Hurt Comfort

I need to be in the right mood to enjoy this trope. While heartbreaking, these can make you feel so hopeful as well. 7/10

Recommendations:

1 2 4

What are some of your favorites tropes?

Review: Uncharted

Review: Uncharted

Peter Darling by Erin Cashman
Release Date: September 4, 2018
Genres: YA Mystery
Rating: 🌟

Seventeen-year-old Annabeth prefers the fantasy of her books and paintings to reality—because in reality, her mom is dead, and it was all her fault. When she accompanies her father to the funeral of some family friends who drowned, she’s surprised to find her grief reflected in the face of Griffin Bradford, the son of the couple who died. Griffin is nothing like the carefree boy she once knew. Now he’s irritable, removed, and he’s under police investigation for his parents’ deaths.

One night following the memorial service, Annabeth’s dad goes missing in the woods, and she suspects Griffin knows more about the disappearance than he’s letting on. He refuses to answer her questions, particularly those related to the mysterious “expedition” his parents took to Ireland, where they went missing for seven months.

Annabeth fears her father isn’t lost, but rather a victim of something sinister. She launches her own investigation, tracing clues that whisper of myth and legend and death, until she stumbles upon a secret. One that some would die to protect, others would kill to expose—and which twists Annabeth’s fantasy and reality together in deadly new ways.

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