Book Review: Breathe You: Breathe Me Duet

Book Review: Breathe You: Breathe Me Duet
Breathe You


Valentina Rossi.
She was our first and only love—our f*cking everything.
She was also the one who tore us apart and crushed our hearts into a pulp. After all these years, we three are still desperately trying to fix the mess she made of us. Even if that meant pretending she was just a childish memory, pushed to the confinements of our mind, just so we could survive without her.
But now she’s back.
Demanding we give her what she stole from us to begin with; our very souls.
But behind her tempting proposal, there is an underlying despair.
We all feel it. We can even taste the bitter melancholy with each kiss we steal from her.
Valentina ripped our hearts out when we were still too dumb and stupid to know any better.
Now I fear if we give in to her again, there will be no coming back from the heartbreak that awaits all of us.
She will end up killing what’s left of us, with every last breath she takes.
And I’m not sure any of us can stop it.

What a heart wrenching closure! Breathe You by CR Jane and Ivy Fox created a roller coaster world for us to dive into. This book had me crying until the very last page! Literally, I just wasn’t sure if it was going to end and then bam…it’s done. I can’t write enough about how much I love these two authors and the characters they made in the Breathe You Duet. My Heart, My Soul, My Life, Logan Carter and Quaid were Vals everything. This book starts up right where book 1 ended. The power of love can bring people together, but can they stay? Val still has secrets and she is getting worse while the guys are falling in love with her even more. They are each dreaming of living a life with Val, planning to be together forever.

“I will love you for all my life”

And what an ending. So emotional and devouring of life. You will get those tingle under you nose when you read this and the sniffles will come! Huge 5 starts for these ladies!

Book Review: Heartbreak Prince

Book Review: Heartbreak Prince


Soulmates. I believe in them. I was lucky enough to have two of them at one point.

The only problem. My soulmates happened to be twin brothers.
Caiden was the light to Jackson’s dark. And after all that I had been through, the light was what I thought I needed.

When I chose Caiden, I lost Jackson.

Feeling like half a person after Jackson left, I barely survived when tragedy struck and I lost Caiden too.

It took me years to admit to myself that I had chosen wrong from the beginning. I’m ready to admit it to Jackson…only problem, he hates me.

I’m ready to fight for my happily ever after.

But there’s a reason they call him the Heartbreak Prince.

I saw the email for an upcoming book earlier this summer and I have been waiting for Heartbreak Prince by C.R. Jane to come out forever! I was graced with an ARC and could not be happier with the outcome of this story! It was ugly cry and ALL THE FEELS right off the bat! I thought I needed to just stay by my kleenex box the whole time.

Everly, Jackson and Caiden’s story brought such emotion. Everly is in love with both twins but obviously loves Jackson more than Caiden. I think C. R. Jane did a really good job at jumping back at forth throughout the timelines. You got a little of each story at a time and the drama just kept unfolding. I figured the ending was going to be a cliffhanger with a huge setup and I wasn’t disappointed at all!

You think you know Caiden, but do you really? And right when Jackson makes a decision, what will Everly do!? AHH this was heartbreak, emotion, ugly cry, so good!

Sizzle Factor: 4 out of 5

There are some steamy scenes but I think book two will have even more!

Book Review: Carnage: The Story of Us

Book Review: Carnage: The Story of Us
The Story of Us: Carnage-Lesley Jones


A boy who dreamed about rock and roll.

A girl who dreamed about a boy.

A story about obsessive love, betrayal, loss and learning.

‘I was just eleven years old, but I knew without a shadow of a doubt I was staring into the eyes of the boy I was going to love forever.’

No matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, it will only ever be him.

This is NOT, your typical love story, but this is OUR story. The Story Of Us

The Story of Carnage: Books 1-5 by Lesley Jones is in a boxset and needs to be read all together. Don’t break up the books, you’ll just be upset with yourself. This book right here. This is one of those books that you compare all other ugly cries to. When getting a recommendation from a friend for a book and they say it might be sad or an ugly cry, make sure to ask, “Is it Carnage bad?” Because if it is, you will know that it’s amazing, BUT your heart will be obliterated! 

One thing you need to remember about this book is that it isn’t written in the current time era. This is written where the characters live in the United Kingdom and a different era, the 80’s I believe. There are no cell phones, iPads, Instagram, Facebook. Trying to reach out to someone was through letters and phone calls on landlines. There was no “instant” DM’s to share your feelings with. If you missed a phone call or never received a letter, that’s it, no moving forward to the boardwalk. This is also a time when snorting coke is just something people did. It wasn’t taboo or wrong. People would take bumps just to get that little high. I feel like a lot of the readers forgot about this and gave some bad reviews over it. Even if drugs were in this book, it is how the author portrayed the characters and there is nothing wrong with that, it was just a natural part of their lives. 

Now, back to the story! Georgia Ray. Ah, Georgia. Meeting your soul mate when you are so young just means you are lucky, but will probably have some ups and downs. “I love you Georgia Ray, show us your tits.” I think this is my favorite line out of the whole book, but also the saddest, YOU KNOW WHY! 

This is a story about betrayal, miscommunication, heartbreak, and second chances. The miscommunication comes when our leading rockstar betrays our leading lady. Yeah, you felt the pain in your chest for this one. Then the hits just keep coming. Always never letting the other one speak and running away instead of getting the full story. Georgia grows up without her soul mate because of the miscommunication, but therein lies the drama.


When Georgia Ray and Sean get back together finally, it isn’t without heartbreak. Georgia Ray has found love again and has to let Cam go. But to only find that her mom betrayed her by trying to protect her, again miscommunication. I’m glad that they found themselves again but then what happens with Cam? We think Georgia Ray and Cam’s story is over, but one night in the club and their attraction is blown back, but Georgia knows she can’t be with him. She will forever and always love Sean. 

You think this story is about a HEA? GUESS AGAIN, ladies! After ten blissful years, you think everything is coming out great. We have a happy, married couple who have decided to settle down and have a family. But one wintery day with some slick roads and everything goes to shit. I was so not expecting this. I literally gasped out loud when I read the ending of book 1. WHO DOES THIS! Who writes this type of heartache? I cried, you know I did. I had to stop and breathe. Read through the tears because Lesley Jones wrote something I wasn’t prepared for. We are both moms. Losing your child and husband in the same accident would make me want to never wake up also. I’m glad this boxset is out because if that was a cliffhanger, I would have had the WORST book cliffhanger and would have been pissed! I feel for those that had to wait for the next book to come along. 

AHHH! Such a good book though. I love rock star romances. They just have a different vibe than other books. The rest of the boxset was still heartbreaking, but we see the HEA as well as other stories from different characters. Out HEA isn’t without heartbreak though, but I really liked the direction the storyline went and how everything ended. It definitely wasn’t a book that I could put down. Pretty sure I stayed up way past my bedtime each night just to finish it. GO READ IT! Right Meow!

Sizzle Factor: 3 out of 5

I would consider this a slow-medium burn because the story grows with the characters.

Heart Break/Ugly Cry Romance

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Book Review: More Than This

Book Review: More Than This
More Than This-Jay McLean


When Mikayla imagined her prom night, she envisioned a fairy-tale evening full of romance. So when betrayal and tragedy come in quick succession, Mikayla is completely destroyed. Suddenly, everything she loved and everyone she relied on are tragically, irrevocably gone.

Jake, a handsome boy she just met, happens to witness her loss. With no one to turn to, Mikayla is forced to depend on this near stranger and his family, and he in turn is determined to take care of her. But Mikayla—thrust into adulthood with no one to guide her—is desperate to contain her grief and hide what she considers to be her weakness. Mikayla and Jake both want more, but despite their growing closeness and intense chemistry, she tries to keep her distance and protect her heart. As he does everything in his power to win her trust, Mikayla must choose between remaining alone and safe or letting love in.

Oh hey, that tear in your eye? Yeah, might as well just grab the bigger box of kleenex for this book, you’re going to need it. One of my girlfriends asked how the book was. It had been a while and I decided to do a re-read with her to help warn her. I remember the premises of it but wasn’t prepared for how much I was going to cry right away! I’m a cryer, forgive me for caring. After the first few chapters and I had warned her, it was an ugly cry, and I wasn’t prepared. I did giggle to myself because I forgot how amazing this book was. 

More Than This by Jay McLean is an amazingly written story about heartbreak, betrayal, love, rejection, acceptance, and that ever-loving-misinterpret that is known in teen (high school) romance. This book is on Kindle Unlimited and is book 1 of 4, all standalone’s that can be read separately but will have cross-over characters. I feel like the high schoolers just never learn. There is going to be ONE book where the high schoolers are going to be like, “Oh hey, yeah I believe you, that was one giant mistake, let’s move on with our lives as we planned.” But then where would the drama be? You know you like the drama. 😉 This review will have SPOILERS, you have been warned. 

I’m not sure why readers didn’t rate this book better. The Amazon reviews are lacking, which makes me sad (most of them are from 2015…maybe that’s why). I thought this was such a unique book and a great story. It had the character development, different POV’s, and all the drama. AND it was a semi-ugly cry book. You want sappy, well then read this book! 

Mikayla is on her way, thinking she has just about everything. Great best friend, great boyfriend, great family. Going to prom should be a breeze. Funny how one event will just turn your entire world upside down. After finding her best friend and boyfriend together outside the bathroom at dinner before prom, Mikayla is saved by her very own knight in shining armor, Jake. Jake is the boy-next-door cutie that just wants to make the girl feel special after witnessing the heartache of high school romance. 

*Side note: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Lucy! Lucy is this cute, little, punk of a character that just has one hell of a mouth on her. She also reads the romance books, a.k.a. smut. I love it when authors shout-out to other books, in their books. It makes you want to go read what the character is reading! 

After what is supposed to be an amazing night of dancing, forgetting yourself, and just being a teenager, Jake takes Mikayla home but only to find out a tragedy has struck her entire family. This part was hard to read. Losing your family in such a horrific way would make anyone spiral. Jake now takes Kayla into his home and takes it upon himself to piece back together this broken girl, but can he do it while also trying to obtain his own dreams? Of course he can, hes Jake Andrews! Who also happens to have a super sexy Australian accent. My brain tries to sound-out how he would be talking, but never really can. But it’s the thought that counts!

You won’t want to put this book down, in my opinion. Then you will just want to read all four books, and then move onto the rest of Jac McLeans books. It’s just a downward spiral, but in a good way! Hey, at least your tbr list won’t need any help! It will just keep growing, and growing, and growing! Ah….remember when your tbr list was just a few books? Yeah, me neither. 

More Than This is a tailwind teen romance book that you won’t want to put down. Just go read it, you know you want to. 

Sizzle Factor: 3 out of 5

*I would consider this a slow-medium burn book. 

Book Review:The Kiss Thief

Book Review:The Kiss Thief
The Kiss Thief-LJ Shen


They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.
Two men. Three lives.
Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

WOW! I LOVED this book. The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen will for sure give you a run through your emotions. If you like the mob, arranged marriages, and main ladies who don’t back down from a challenge, you will love this book! This review has SPOILERS. I love how L.J. Shen writes. This book is dark and may have some triggers for some readers so please beware. Do you ever get that feeling in your chest? That one that makes it get all tight and moves to your throat, then to your eyes? You don’t want to cry but those fuckers just leak right out? Yeah, that’s going to happen.

First, we have Francesca Rossi who just wants to be loved. Doesn’t everyone? Princess to the mob and chained to her planned out future. She has a box. And in this box are notes. What do the notes say!?! I love the mystery of it all.

“That”….hand fluttering over my chest where the note rested–“is the beginning of the rest of my life.”

But in this story, love is not in the cards. Mr. Tall-Sexy and Steamy, Wolfe Keaton, comes in and takes the fantasy away from our main lady. Stealing her first kiss and sweeping her away from her mob family and father, she just can’t win when her world is filled with a heartache and ruthless leaders.. This kiss was supposed to be hers to give, but it was stolen under the mask of a lie.

Then we have the senator, Wolfe Keaton, who steals our princess away, you will probably have confused feelings. Nemesis, Francesca, is just a plot to steal from the mob, or is it? This is why I love L.J. Shen. The way she writes and keeps us just wanting more. You won’t put this book down until it is finished!

There is so much back and forth between these two. One step forward and two steps backward. Neither of them wants to give in to the other and thus, the drama and steamy scenes unfold.

“He grabbed me by the back of my thighs and wrapped my legs around his waist, kissing me as he made his way to the stairs…”

Yup, community, this book is deferentially a fast-burn. The steamy scenes are teasing. So much touching! And then they both realize what they are doing and back away almost like they have been scolded from a hot iron. You want to keep reading to see if they can finally move past all of their insecurities and finally when you think its going to happen… doesn’t! It’s the suspense that makes you want to keep reading.

One of the most heart renching moments is when Francesca won’t back down from her truths. She knows that she is a virgin but won’t let Wolfe break her pride. It is one of those moments where you know everything will change after. You can almost hear Francesca’s heart breaking when she tell’s Wolfe that he used a condom, even though she is still a virgin. You want to cry with her at this moment.

“But I didn’t tell him to stop, and I didn’t confess my virginity.”

After this moment, everything changes. You can see the love building but wonder at the same time if hate is consuming. But Love and Hate are a fine line, and some might say they are the made of the same thing. Drama, drama, drama! The drama just keeps building and shatters little Nemesis to pieces after her first kiss is stolen along with her heart. I literally cried so much during this book. I’m a crier, I really am. Some of you might not actaully cry, but the feels are there and your heart can’t take much more bad news. You need to feel the magic! And you do, you get to feel the magic.

Like I said, I loved this book. The beginning, the middle, and the end, it has all the drama that you are looking for while watching a love story bloom. Francesca does get her happy ending, and her fantasy of love is finally written. YAY!

Sizzle factor: 5 out of 5!