Wednesday, March 22, 2017

{Book Review} A Player for A Princess by Tia Louise



A Player for A Princess by Tia Louise
Published: September 20th, 2017
Series: Dirty Players #2
Source: Purchased
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 236
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Zelda Wilder is on the run, this time from the ruthless assassins who’ve decided she knows too much to live.

“Playboy Prince” MacCallum Lockwood Tate isn’t about to let the beautiful player who stole his heart get away—if only he could decide whether he wanted to save her or strangle her for her dangerous choices.

After tracking her down to a casino in St. Croix, Cal follows Zee back to Tortola where he intends to keep her safe. One problem: Zelda’s criminal liaisons are one step ahead of her.

Lives are threatened, and all of the players' skills are tested in this plot to capture a killer and save a princess.

{Review}
Wow, I thought I loved the first book, The Player & The Prince, but this book blew me away!  The entire ‘feel’ of this duet switched from cute and fluffy to deep, intense emotional moments.  It was full of action and suspense, keeping me on the edge of my seat and flipping the pages.  I did not know what to expect when I picked up this duet, but it took my breath away.  I can’t wait to see what Tia Louise will write next!

The writing in this book was just as great as it was in book one.  It read easy and had a very addictive quality.  Louise created an emotional roll coaster ride.  I would feel happy one moment and then complete devastation after flipping the page.  One aspect that surprised me about this book was that it only switched between Zee’s and Cal’s POVs, making this book solitarily their story.   Not much focus was given to Ava’s and Rowen’s relationship, which was slightly disappointing.  However, I was so engrossed in the plot of this book, I would not want anything to be changed.  Hopefully there might be another book that allows readers to see how Ava’s and Rowen’s love progresses in the future. 

The plot of this book blew my mind!  I honestly had NO idea where this book was going to head after I flipped the last page of The Player & The Prince, but I absolutely loved it.  I had a very hard time putting this book down because the stakes were raised and lives were at risk.  I don’t really want to go into detail on the plot because I think half the fun was going into this book completely blind and enjoying the crazy ride. 

The romance was amazing!  The relationship between Zee and Cal progressed so much in this book and I really felt the chemistry between them.  I absolutely LOVE Cal and his funny one liners, as well as his protectiveness over Zee.  Cal slowly peeled away Zee’s hard shell, allowing her softer, sweeter side through.  Zee has got to be one of my all-time favorite female protagonists.  She is smart, caring and just an overall badass.

This duet was a fun and crazy ride!  I loved all the emotions Louise was able to evoke while I was reading this duet and I cannot wait to read more from her.  I HIGHLY recommend this duet and think this would be an amazing summer read.  I defiantly plan on picking up more from Tia Louise in the future and am hoping to pick up the third installment, Dirty Dealers, very soon.

{Rating}

“I might not be Cinderella, but I am a survivor.”



Also check out some of Tia Louise’s other books below.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

{Cover Reveal} The Broken Puppet by Amo Jones


COVER REVEAL
Title: The Broken Puppet
Series: The Elite Kings Club #2
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Romance
Cover Design: Jay Aheer
Release Date: 2017

BLURB

“I thought I knew who I was, but I was wrong.”

The Silver Swan

1. A girl who is tarnished. Tainted. One who does not fit into the confinement of legend.

The Silver Swan
 
2. Madison Montgomery.

I was lied to.
I was cheated.
Resigning to pick up the scraps of empty memories and disarrayed thoughts, I left. After finally cutting the strings of manipulation, I resorted to do what I’ve done since I was a child, something my father drilled into my brain since I could handle my first rifle.
Run.
I’m a mere shadow of the girl they all knew.
Lies and deceit change you. They alter your entire outlook on life.
I’m Madison Montgomery, and I want to play a game.
Here’s what happens when I win.

Riddle me this, Mads.
What goes bump in the night,
but is something you can’t see with sight?
You may run, and you may hide.
Our happily ever after will be like Bonnie & Clyde.


ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE ELITE KINGS CLUB SERIES

#1 The Silver Swan


AUTHOR BIO

Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar. 

She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.

Those are not my monkeys, I swear....
Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.


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Sunday, March 19, 2017

{Book Review} The Prince & The Player by Tia Louise



The Prince & The Player by Tia Louise
Published: May 17th, 2016
Series: Dirty Players #1
Source: Purchased
Genre: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 266
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Let the games begin...

Runaway Zelda Wilder will do whatever it takes to secure a better life for her and her sister Ava. Crown Prince Rowan Westringham Tate will do whatever it takes to preserve his small country.

When Zee is blackmailed into helping a vengeful statesman take down Rowan, she never expects she'll be pulled into a web of lies and international intrigue--much less that she'll find herself falling for Cal, Rowan's "playboy" younger brother.

Ava's no help, as she finds quiet walks in the moonlight discussing poetry and leadership with the brooding future king irresistible. Even more irresistible is kissing his luscious lips.

They're in over their heads, and the more time passes, the more danger the sisters are in. Shots are fired, and it's soon clear even a prince might not be able to rescue these players.

{Review}
I LOVED this book!  It was cute and fun, but it also was able to invoke many emotions.  When I seen this book marked as Cinderalla meets Ocean’s Eleven I HAD to read it!  But to me, instead of Ocean’s Eleven, it reminded me of Heartbreakers (I LOVE that movie!) more.  It is one of those books that would be perfect to devour on a beach or on your summer vacation.  This is one of the very few books that will be going on my re-read pile so I can re-visit it again!

This is my first book by Tia Louise and I loved her writing style.  It was simple and allowed the story to flow well.  The story was also told in a very interesting and unique way.  The plot revolves around four characters, that of course become coupled, and alternates POV’s between one character from each couple.  I am interested if the POV’s will include the other two characters in the next book or even switch POV’s to the characters that were not featured in this book.  Either way, it defiantly made this book stand out from other contemporary romances out there.

I fell in love with these characters, particularly Zee and Cal!  The main characters are two sets of siblings, Cal and Rowan & Zee and Ava.  These siblings were complete opposites in every way!  Rowan was serious and overly protective, while Cal was laid back, spontaneous and fun.  Zee was independent, self-sufficient and did what she had to do to survive.  Ava was the complete opposite and I really had a hard time liking her character.  She seemed so na├»ve, innocent and helpless.  Whenever she talked or did anything, I always thought of her as a child, which really affected the way I viewed the romance she was involved in.  I am hoping that in the next book, her character grows substantially.    

I did like the two romances in this story, but I did love one more than the other.  I don’t really want to mention how these characters are paired because it may be considered a slight spoiler.  I was invested in both of the relationships and wanted to see happy endings for all the characters involved.  I have never read a book that focused on multiple romances before, but I want to try some more in the future.

I really loved this book and cannot wait to pick up the sequel.  Tia Louise is an author I hope to be able to read more from in the future. I love the way she weaves a story that is full of suspense and romance.  This book is one that will defiantly make it on my favorite books of 2017 list!

{Rating}

“It’s nothing compared to my battered heart.  Zelda Wilder is no princess.  The closest I am is a dirty Cinderella, an orphan on the run, and that’s not the kind of girl for a prince.”

Also check out some of Tia Louise’s other books below.


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