The Foxe & The Hound by R.S. Grey | Release Day Blitz & Review

Title: The Foxe & The Hound

Author: R.S. Grey

Publisher: R.S. Grey

Genres: NA, Contemporary Romance, Comedy

Format: e-ARC

Publication Date: June 1, 2017

Pages: 385 

When your life is a hot mess at twenty, it’s cute. At twenty-seven…well, not so much.

It’s just that my lofty dreams—making it as a real estate agent, paying rent on time, showering daily—have stayed just that: dreams. Oh, and love? I’ve decided love might be a little ambitious for me at the moment. Instead, I’ve settled for the two guys who will never leave me: Ben & Jerry.

That is, until Dr. Adam Foxe takes up residence as the town’s new vet.

With his strong jaw, easy confidence, and form-fitting scrubs, it’s not long before every housewife in Hamilton is dragging neglected tomcats in for weekly checkups.

Like everyone else, I’m intrigued. Even after I spoil my chance at a good first impression, he still offers me a proposition I can’t refuse: play his girlfriend at a family function and he’ll hire me as his real estate agent. Welcome to love in the 21st century.

It’s too bad I underestimated Adam’s irresistible charm and the undeniable attraction that burns between us. The day he pins me to the wall and silences me with a kiss, the line between reality and ruse begins to blur. Every teasing touch brings me to my knees. Every kiss promises more.

It looks like my hot mess of a life is about to get a little hotter.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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I liked this book. I really do from the plotline, the characters and the build up of the story. I feel like it’s the most perfect and fun read whether it be the summer or any other season. The Foxe & The Hound is the kind of book you’d curl up to with your favourite cup of tea by your side when it’s raining outside. 

Adam is so charming in his own way and he’s not really the typical type and I like that about him. He’s not too brooding, not too snobbish but just perfect. I am so sorry for Madeleine sometimes. She just seem to have really bad luck. Her job is barely paying her when there is no commission, her car is a junk of pile and even her dog is all over the place. In the end, she gets lucky both with her relationship and her job. All went well for her. But its all so amusing and hilarious to read and I enjoyed every moment of of the book. 

I like the fact that Daisy and Lucas makes a lot of appearances in this book and I’m so happy that they’re still happy together. 

This book is a light and heartwarming read and I’d definitely recommend other readers who are into romcoms. 

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The Royal Treatment by M.J. Summers (Crown Jewels Romance #1)

Publication date: May 23rd 2017

Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella…

Twenty-eight-year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first sight, but there’s no way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have a career or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.

Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the Royal Family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart…

Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?

[PLEASE NOTE: The Crown Jewels Series is not a typical MJ Summers book. It’s a light romantic comedy, very heavy on the laughs with a low steam level (but lots of delicious sexual tension and some swearing).]

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Prince Arthur:

When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door.

“Good evening, fellows,” I say.

“Good evening, Your Highness.”

Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks impressed.

“A little Bond-esque, no?” I ask.

“Very.”

“Come on, Moneypenny, let’s get you something for that beautiful neck of yours.” I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no.

She’s already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. “I can see those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons why you won’t borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule, please allow me. One, they’re already paid for, some of them hundreds of years ago, so it’s not coming out of anyone’s taxes. Two, like the books in the library, they’re going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I want to share something with someone else—someone who deserves to feel like a queen, even if she’ll only allow herself that for one measly little evening. Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels could stay.”

Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. “All right. One necklace, but make it a cheap one.”

I raise one eyebrow. “Define cheap.”

“Less than a kitchen stool.”

“How about less than a car?”

“Sofa.”

“I said ‘queen.’ Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?” I reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck.

“Would she wear a car?”

“Good point.” I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. “How about this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I won’t tell you how much it’s worth.”

I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little ‘okay’ escapes her lips.

MJ Summers made a name for herself with her debut novel, Break in Two, a contemporary romance that cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in the UK, as well as Canada (and the top 50 Paid in the USA). Her highly acclaimed Full Hearts Series was picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. Her first two books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia, with more translations underway.

MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she’s not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off…

MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women’s Writing Guild.

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Dominion (The Enertia Trials #4) by J. Kowallis

Book Review #124

Title: Dominion 

Author: J. Kowallis

Publication: Gatekeeper Press

Genre: Dystopia, Suspense 

Format: e-ARC

Release Date: May 19, 2017

Pages: 468 pages



WE ARE THE FIRST

WE ARE THE END

“I didn’t want to wake up. Sometimes I almost wished I hadn’t.”

With Reggie’s death, Nate and the others are forced to continue on in their attempt to defeat Roman with the help of The Rising—a rebellion movement thriving in the bowels of Public Two. 
New faces and mysterious secrets—hidden technology, lies, and darkness—from within The Rising shake the balance of their trust. 

When an unimaginable encounter infiltrates the rebellion, true identities are revealed and loyalties torn apart. In the end, there’s only one target that matters: Roman—and they’ll do anything to stop him from claiming dominion. 

Dominion is hands down the best book of the year for me, no doubt! I would give it a million stars, a standing ovation and a thousand round of applause to the author if I could. 

I love everything about this book! Absolutely everything from the suspense, the excitement and especially their sneaky schemings and secret plannings. It just makes me at the edge of my seat, reading the story from paragraph to another, seeing how it evolves. 

My favourite OTP is definitely Reggie and Nate! They’re so precious and I just feel like protecting them from any harm that comes over their way. Especially because death likes to catch onto them. I know that they’re going to have a bright future ahead of them especially with their bundle of joy and ahhhh I just can’t be more happy for them. I actually feel kind of scared for whoever has to come across Reggie’s wrath because isn’t she just badass? She totally is. She’s like the walking definition of the word. 

Ransley. I did kind of doubt that she was actually going to turn her allegiance but come on, you know better than to hear what Ramos says. But I’m glad that it was all for a show. Roydon is like the most fun and amusing character. He always make me laugh with his antics. 

Stupid Ramos! At last, you get what you deserve.

I am just so happy with the ending – about how everything turns out and falls perfectly in place. It just honestly feels like the most beautiful and important ending there is. I’m so relieved and so happy about the outcome. I’d like to thank the author, for not killing the four main characters because they have all suffered so much already. And also thank you for writing such a great book, amazing series. It is my utmost pleasure to read it. So, thank you very much!
I look forward to the author’s next work and I know I will as long as she continues to publish books. You are an inspiration to me and hopefully to everyone who reads your story too. 

A Court Of Wings And Ruin (A Court Of Thorns And Roses #3) by Sarah J. Maas

Book Review #123

Title: A Court Of Wings And Ruin

Author: Sarah J. Maas

Publication: Bloomsbury Publishing 

Genre: Fantasy

Format: Paperback

Released Date: May 2, 2017

Pages: 699 pages



Looming war threatens all Feyre holds dear in the third volume of the #1 New York Times bestselling A Court of Thorns and Roses series.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit-and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well.

As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords-and hunt for allies in unexpected places. 

In this thrilling third book in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from Sarah J. Maas, the earth will be painted red as mighty armies grapple for power over the one thing that could destroy them all. 

Wow! Okay, let’s do this. 

A lot of people say that the story was rushed and I don’t think so. Everything builds up slowly, like brick by brick and I feel that everything falls perfectly in their rightfully places. It felt like everything was happening in a very calming pace. 

Rhysand is as charming, swoon-worthy and gorgeous as ever especially when he unleashes his exponential powers as the one and only High Lord Of The Night Court. Feyre continues to pave her own path and I can’t be more supportive of that. He truly makes and shows who’s boss. 

I really like how Sarah make the characters’s development happening, some very noticeable and some barely. We get to see more of Elain and Nesta and I really like how much they’ve evolved to maintaining strong in their own ways. I feel like they both switched roles from the first half and the later half – where one becomes depressed and the other actually try to be a bit social. 

I have to say that this book didn’t bring me that much feels into it. I kind of already expected what was going to happen on Page 666. Deep down, I just have a feeling and my gut is telling me that someone will die. I don’t know who but someone will. I’m sure of it. But not only Sarah surprises us with almost two near deaths and an actual death but everyone lives. I guess I have to admit that I was glad. A bit disappointing but glad. 

I really look forward to what Sarah has to offer for the next book in this beautiful world. Unfortunately, it’ll take us a year to find out. Nonetheless, I’m still excited for it. 

The Color Project by Sierra Abrams

Book Review #122

Title: The Color Project 

Author: Sierra Abrams

Publication: Gatekeeper Press

Genre: Contemporary, YA, Romance

Format: e-ARC

Release Date: July 18, 2017

Pages: 464 pages



Bernice Aurora Wescott has one thing she doesn’t want anyone to know: her name. That is, until Bee meets Levi, the local golden boy who runs a charity organization called The Color Project.

Levi is not at all shy about attempting to guess Bee’s real name; his persistence is one of the many reasons why Bee falls for him. But while Levi is everything she never knew she needed, giving up her name would feel like a stamp on forever. And that terrifies her.

When unexpected news of an illness in the family drains Bee’s summer of everything bright, she is pushed to the breaking point. Losing herself in The Color Project—a world of weddings, funerals, cancer patients, and hopeful families that the charity funds—is no longer enough. Bee must hold up the weight of her family, but to do that, she needs Levi. She’ll have to give up her name and let him in completely or lose the best thing that’s ever happened to her.

For fans of Stephanie Perkins and Morgan Matson, THE COLOR PROJECT is a story about the three great loves of life—family, friendship, and romance—and the bonds that withstand tragedy. 

I am so happy and grateful that I got the chance to read this book early. Thank you so much again, Sierra!!!

This book is…how do I even begin to describe it? It is beautiful, inspirational and also it has so many swoony moments that makes my heart so happy to read it. I love the fact that not only Bee discovers and find love but also uncovers her true passion of becoming a florist. I have never read a story where the main character is one so it intrigues me very much. 

Shall we get to the most interesting part? Yes, we shall now. I’m talking about LEVI, if you haven’t realised already. I, too like Bee was curious why someone who fixes cars would wear such vibrant clothes. And how he got so happy explaining and pretty much only by mentioning The Color Project. He is definitely a Precious Heart to me and hopefully to all of you who read it. I would definitely want to be a part of such a life changing project like that. It is too good to be true. 

I can’t deny that there were a few moments where I just feel like slapping Bee for being so stupid. Yes, I get that she’s going through such a hard time but the way she reacts to it won’t solve anything. I guess in a way she just needs time to embrace and be completely truthful to herself. 

I can’t be more happy reading this book. It seems that the more I think about the story, the more it struck me how good it is. It is such a brilliant book about love, discovering yourself and to embrace every inch and every part of you, both the good and the bad. I think that everyone should go and read this book because I highly highly recommend it. You’ll go through heartache, awestruck and a hint of love. 

Rather Be (A Songbird Novel #10) by Melissa Pearl

Book Review #120

Title: Rather Be

Author: Melissa Pearl

Publication: Createspace

Genre: NA, Romance

Format: e-ARC

Release Date: May 8, 2017




Love can last a lifetime…

Best buds in high school, Charlotte (Charlie) Watson and Nixon Holloway were inseparable … until the summer after graduation, when things in their relationship shifted and it all fell apart.

Four years later, their paths cross at a snowbound New York airport, and it doesn’t take long for them to realize that time and distance has done nothing to extinguish the flame between them. But life has moved on. Nixon has a girlfriend, and Charlie must face up to the lasting consequences of what she let happen that dreadful summer.

In a secret attempt to make amends, Charlie suggests a spontaneous road trip from New York to LA. As usual, Nixon can’t resist her persuasive charm and so they hit the road together. But as the duo make their way across the country, they are both forced to face some honest truths about themselves, their present lives, and all of the unfulfilled dreams they’ve let slip by.

Each of them can see the course their lives are taking … but is there someplace else they’d rather be? And will they have the courage to fight for the person they would rather be with?

I have to be honest and say that I was slightly disappointed by the last story in the Songbird Novel – the story of Charlie and Nixon making way for another to fit in their love in this big and scary world. I guess I just had way far fetched expectations and it didn’t quite reach there although it comes very close to the border. 

I like how vibrant, colourful and wild Charlie is and how she’s so headstrong to live her own life. I feel like I’ve seen this kind of plot way too many times. It starts with the parents of the boy interscepting with their son’s life, threatening and claiming that they’re only doing it to protect their son. Even though I can understand a bit why they’re doing it, I’d still refuse to understand it because everyone carves their own life and their own plans. Just as Nixon is supposed to do. 

Being travellers for your daily job is a dream come true for me and I can definitely relate this aspect with both of them. Doing what they love, pursuing it and actually living it – I just can imagine it. It’s beautiful. 

As much as the author can’t wait to move on from this beautiful set of stories, I’m in it with her too. I really look forward to discovering and reading more of her works as I think I’ll always be. 

The Witches Of The Glass Castle by Gabriella Lepore

Book Review #119

Title: The Witches Of The Glass Castle

Author: Gabriella Lepore

Publication: Oftomes Publishing 

Genre: YA, Paranormal, Fantasy

Format: e-book

Release Date: April 18, 2017

Mia’s life is thrown through a loop when she discovers her family secret — that she and her brother Dino are witches. After they are sent away to study their craft, they begin down a path that will change their lives forever.

Suddenly thrust into a world where handsome warriors command the power of nature and people’s thoughts and actions can be manipulated at will, Mia and Dino struggle to navigate their own allegiances and do what they know to be right when everything around them seems beyond their control. 

This book definitely has a different take on a witches novel and I have to say that I enjoyed myself while reading the book. Its totally different than what I have ever read, with the coven and especially the hunters. They intimidate me at first, just as it intimidated the Arcanas. 

Throughout the story, Mia envelope a lot of circumstances and has to make herself adapt with the situation. I’ll have to say that she got it hard – life got her hard. But at the end, its all worth it as things start to make sense and the people around her actually see her for what she’s worth. 

I thought that Dino was just being in a situation where he’s at the wrong place at the wrong time but I was wrong as it was so much more than that. The truth is hard, add up the fact that he was constantly manipulated for what Tol wanted. 

Let’s not even begin with Colt, shall we? Or we shall? Okay, I will only say a bit about him. He resisted so hard to fall in the temptation of Mia but men will always be men. No exceptions. Even as a hunter. I read him as a typical brooding main hero in a book and he is exactly that. No further explanations. 

To wrap it up, I am curious to see what other circumstances land on Mia’s feet. Because I know in my gut that things just won’t end right there. Of course, I have theories in my mind but they’re just that. Theories. Hopefully, I’ll get myself to pick up the second book in the duology because I’d really like to know what happens next. To know what happens with all the characters in the story.