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Consoling Angel (novella) by Denise Alicea

consoling angel

Consoling Angel (novella)
by Denise Alicea
Genre: YA Time Travel, Paranormal, Romance
Page Count: 24
Release Date: September 6th 2013

Summary from Goodreads:

Mira did not know what she had in store the day she fell asleep while wanting to escape her current situation. Overcoming a death from someone so close and burying herself in school and an internship has kept her somewhat awake and alive. An admiration for the actor, James Dean was all that kept the memory of her father alive. If she couldn’t be with her father, she could at least remember what they shared an admiration for together. She always wanted to meet James Dean… she didn’t know it would come true. Be careful what you wish for. It may just come true.

My Review: I LOVED LOVED LOVED this audio book.  It was such a sweet story & I loved Mira.  She is very overworked which is so common in today’s society.  Could you imagine going back in time and meeting James Dean??? Would you tell him what is going to happen to him?  Sigh.  I love James Dean, which is why I was immediately drawn to this book.

I have not lost my parents but I could not imagine what that would be like, especially if you loved watched James Dean together then suddenly you meet James Dean.

This book is incredibly short and sweet & it is really hard to dive too much into the plot without giving the story away but this is truly a heart warming story that you will not be able to put down and I can’t encourage you enough to read this short, sweet and fantastic story.

denise alicea About the Author
Born to the great lively city of Manhattan, NY, and raised in quiet Connecticut. Denise started writing when drawing and painting were not enough. Deciding to try a new type of medium, she thought to start with poetry. After her first success and first reading at the age of fifteen. Her writing began to take on new life with her own worlds of fantasy, time travel, action, adventure and of course romance. She draws inspiration from her favorite childhood cartoons and experiences to her current day ones.
When not writing, Denise loves technology, reading (romance, YA, anime, nonfiction, fiction) , blogging, watching movies and TV shows and of course volunteering for many RWA chapters. She also enjoys blogging at her personal blog and book review blog at The Pen & Muse.

Thank you YA Book Bound & the author for allowing me to take part in this book tour, I did receive a copy of the audio book in exchange for review, as always the opinions are my own. 

Worth the Fight (MMA Fighter #1) by Vi Keeland


Summary: It didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.

***Author’s note*** THIS IS A STAND-ALONE NOVEL.
Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

So I figured it had been awhile (meaning like two weeks) since I updated my blog with a fighter romance.  This one was good ladies from the moment I started reading it I blew through the story.  The writing was fast paced and man Nico? Seriously ladies, go read about Nico.  Que sighs now.

Quick Note:  I think 2016 might be the year I read as much fighter romance as I can.  So freaking addicting.

Struggle (Struggle #1) by P.A. Jones


Summary: New Adult Contemporary Romance.

Eva Clark has seen a lot in her 22 years. While running from her bruised past, she meets Nathan Brown…IT guy by day; hot, tattooed kick boxer by night. With his rock solid body, deep male voice, and dark brown eyes, Nathan is both irresistible and impenetrable.

The more Eva tries to get close to Nathan, more he tries to push her away. What secrets is Nathan hiding from Eva? Can true love be resisted?


My Review: As far as fighter romances go, this one is very middle of the road for me.  It is no secret how I love my fighter book boyfriends, and I am always willing to read and melt over a good fighter romance, but this one wasn’t my favorite, but that being said it wasn’t bad either.  Far from it. It was steamy which ultimately is what I am looking for when I read one of these, but I was not 100% committed to the main character. I liked Eva but she reminded me of the annoying kid sister that you really wanted to shake and say wake up…but loved anyway.

Nathan however, yeah I liked him. I liked him a lot, and his secret?? yeah it is a good one. One that I understand completely why he kept it a secret but he should have been honest from the get go. Plus he is hot, and well a nerd too… win win in my book.  Can you tell I am a fan of Nathan?

I will continue to read this series because I think the author does a fantastic job at story telling, I am just not 100% into Eva, she is a little all over the place personality wise for me. Hot/Cold then back to Hot within 5 pages.  Granted she has a tough life behind her so maybe I should cut her some slack. 

Overall this a great book it has some steam… I mean when you read these I think that is really what you are looking for right?

Fun Fact:  They visit Central Park zoo in this book… I totally would go to Central Park with a hot fighter guy. 😉


Note: Recommended Reading Age 18+


Faking It by Elisa Lorello


Set in: New York
Summary: What happens when a writing professor and a male escort become friends? Thirty-four-year old professor Andi Cutrone has broken up with her fiance in Massachusetts, moved back to her native New York, and wants to be a better lover. So after meeting Devin, a handsome, charming escort, she proposes an unusual arrangement: lessons about writing in exchange for lessons about sex. When Devin accepts Andi’s proposal, he draws up a contract in which the two are forbidden to see each other socially. There’s just one problem: Andi also wants Devin. Faking It is a witty, sometimes hilarious, sometimes heart-wrenching story about relationships, writing, and getting real.

Well well well… this book was a ton of fun. I absolutely loved this book.

I was needing something light and fluffy so I went to Kindle Unlimited and searched chick lit, this popped up. I was expecting to read something enjoyable but not five stars.

Well guys in my opinion this book is fantastic. For starters the main characters is truly and average size 12 American, which ironically authors don’t write. Most of the time the main characters sound like they should be on the cover of vogue, not working in a cubicle, and that was utterly refreshing to read for once.

When I first started reading this book I anticipated reading/listening to it about 30 minutes of day, when I opened this book and started reading I had to force myself to put the book down at 2 am, I had to go to work the next morning, and once I got to the part of my day that I could put headphones in I started listening to the book.

I loved both the characters, and I am a little disappointed at the direction the book took, but then I realized there are two more books and well I am not so sad anymore.

This book also made me want to book a flight to NYC, bad.

In short this book is a fabulous fast read that I promise you will enjoy start to finish, this is the perfect romance to read by the pool or if you are one of the lucky ones the beach.