Showing posts from January, 2018

Release Blitz: Color Me In by Riley Hart

Color Me In (Last Chance #2) by Riley Hart Release Date: January 30, 2018 About Color Me In Caleb White has been a lot of places and made a lot of decisions he isn’t proud of. He’s ready to settle down and figure out who he really is. Where better to do that than Last Chance, the home he was ripped away from at sixteen? A fresh start is in order, but he has no idea how the hell to do that when he’s not even sure what he wants in the first place. Ryan Daily is a pro at hiding his insecurities. He’s never fit in and has spent most of his life knowing there’s something missing. Just when he thought he’d found it, his whole world fell apart and he lost everything. Then comes a sleepless night in a twenty-four-hour café, where Caleb and Ryan forge a connection full of laughs, junk food, and whispered secrets. In the middle of a budding friendship, they see the blossoming of desire neither of them expected. Ryan has kept his heart protected after having it shattered, an

Review: Color Me In by Riley Hart (Last Chance #2)

Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Michelle Slagan PA in exchange for an honest review. As soon as I finished reading Depth of Field , I knew I had to find out what happened to Caleb White, Shane Wallace's childhood best friend and the one he shared quite a few firsts with as they explored their sexuality. I also had my suspicions as to who he would be sharing his story with--for the record, I had completely forgotten the blurb for this second Last Chance  novel, so I went into it blind--and I was right. Ryan Daily had piqued my curiosity in the first book, but I had no idea that his back story was going to be as complicated as it was, as was the case with Caleb. The boy who left Last Chance, Oregon at sixteen and the man who found his way to the small town at thirty-one may not have seemed to be a love match on paper, but they were exactly what the other needed most. Caleb White was pulled away from the only life he had known at sixteen, losing his best friend

Review: Depth of Field by Riley Hart (Last Chance #1)

Why'd it take me this long to read this book?! Okay, maybe six months doesn't seem all that long, but goodness, I didn't know what I was missing until I had Riley Hart's Last Chance series starter, Depth of Field , in my hands. This enemies-to-lovers story has angst and then some, but it's the kind of angst that I love--the one that has you wanting to be fully immersed and invested in the main characters and the journey that they're on. There's a lot of history between Shane Wallace and Maxwell Sullivan and every single bit of it was not the good kind. So, how do two men--one a tormentor, the other a victim--find their way to redemption and absolution, and ultimately, love? Shane and Van's tale shows that what we believe to be true may not always so, not until we see the whole picture. For years, Shane Wallace was the favorite target of Maxwell Sullivan and his best friend. Whether it be bullying him for his sexuality or taunting him about his moth

Release Blitz: Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry Release Date: January 30, 2018 Harlequin Teen About Say You'll Remember Me "Doesn't matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It's over." When Drix was convicted of a crime—one he didn't commit—he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor's newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while. Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor's daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn't may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means. When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle's pa

Review: Say You'll Remember Me by Katie McGarry

Note: This ARC was provided by Harlequin TEEN in exchange for an honest review. “You saved me, too, Elle. Thank you.” “I told you before, your life is worth saving. Always has been and it will always be.” I wish I had been told I was going to need tissues for Katie McGarry's newest release because I found myself shedding quite a few tears at one particularly heartbreaking moment in Say You'll Remember Me . McGarry has created quite a niche for herself in the young adult (YA) arena, and it doesn't look like she has any plans of relinquishing her hold on it. Why would she when fans and readers devour her stories, even if it means a bit of crying in exchange for well-written books that make your heart squeeze in your heart and have hope blossoming as you join her main characters on their journeys to finding love and happiness. If you've never read any of her stuff, you're definitely missing out, because McGarry will wring emotions out of you alongside

Release Blitz: Escape by Jay Crownover

Escape (Getaway #3) by Jay Crownover Release Date: January 30, 2018 About Escape Everything inside of him is screaming that he needs to run, he needs to go, he needs to escape. Lane Warner is used to being overshadowed and overlooked. After all, he’s the youngest brother and the most laid back one in the family. He’s the one known for going with the flow and not making waves, even when things seem to be at their worst. Very few things in life have had the ability to rile Lane up and get under his skin. At the top of that list is his childhood friend Brynn Fox…no…Brynn Warner. The fact that they share a last name was the one thing that has the power to light him up and spin him out of control like no other. There was no calm, cool and collected when it comes to all the reasons why Brynn had to become part of his family.  It’s slowly killing him to keep wanting what he can’t have, so Lane sees only one way to stop himself from doing something they’ll both