Showing posts with label book blog. Show all posts
Showing posts with label book blog. Show all posts

Thursday, November 2, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Dead Girls by Abigail Tarttelin

AH! It's the spookiest time of the year—it's only fitting to reveal the cover of Abigail Tarttelin's forthcoming novel, DEAD GIRLS, a creepy thriller that I can't wait to sink my teeth into. Check out the fantastic cover below and add this to your TBR!

Friday, July 14, 2017

#BookBaristasTravels: Paris in Hotel Monge

If you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw my plethora of European trip photos (sorry, definitely not sorry!). My cousin and I traveled to five different cities in just 15 days and had the time of our lives. We fell in love with so many places, accents (obviously), foods, and definitely Hotel Monge, where we stayed in Paris.

 


Wednesday, May 10, 2017

COVER REVEAL: The Foxe and the Hound by R.S. Grey

Yooooo this summer's reading list is starting off HAWT with a new book by R.S. Grey with a cover that is actually on fire. I'm beyond excited about this one -- check out the cover below and add THE FOXE AND THE HOUND to your Goodreads TBR list!

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Review: The Animal Under the Fur by E.J. Mellow

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Book Synopsis: 

From award-winning author E. J. Mellow comes an action romance dripping with vengeful delight.

Orphaned on the streets as a baby, Nashville Brown, a.k.a Kill Operative 3, knows better than to rely on anyone. With heightened senses and superhuman strength to survive, she’s been raised as the perfect assassin.

The trick to her success? Keeping everyone, even her best friend, at arm’s length.

Losing his entire family in the span of a year, Carter Smith left his ability to love buried deep in their graves. His only concerns now are completing his missions and effortlessly charming the next temptress to warm his bed.

The key to his accomplishments? Working alone mixed with a Casanova smile.

But when a deadly weapon needs to be stopped from falling into the wrong hands, the lone wolves find themselves thrown into an explosive partnership. Can Carter and 3 lower their guns aimed at one another long enough to succeed, or will their unwillingness to compromise end up destroying more than their perfect records? Whatever their differences, both agree on one thing—in the game of lies and deceit, the line between friend and foe is often blurred by blood splatter.

The Animal Under The Fur is a hate-to-loath-to-love standalone novel filled with savagery, secrets, and enough angst to wrinkle the pages you’ll find gripped in your hands.


Natasha's Experience:

Monday, March 27, 2017

COVER REVEAL: Broken Bay by Andrea Dunlop

I'm beyond thrilled to be revealing the cover of Andrea Dunlop's next and newest release, BROKEN BAY, a novella coming May 2nd! This cover has made it's way into my top 5 favorite covers of all time—I could srsly spend days photographing it's perfection!

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bunch of Book Reviews: March 2017


I have been slacking on review writing (mainly because I keep jumping into a new book the second I finish one). This is a terrible habit to have but one I can't seem to break. Oh well. Below are a few mini reviews for some of the books I've read in the past two weeks! Enjoy and one-click your heart out!

Monday, January 16, 2017

Cover Reveal: The Good Widow by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke

Give me everything and anything by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke. Their next read is a thriller that is sure to leave me mind blown. The cover alone is so gorgeous with its navy hues and creepy waters. My summer reading is looking so good thanks to this phenomenal writing duo!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Cover Reveal: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey


One of my most anticipated hate-to-love romantic comedies has a cover and it is everything—the kind of aesthetically pleasing cover that I cannot wait to photograph. Read below for more on Lucas and Daisy's love (war?) story!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Review: A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
It’s crazy how fast the buzz comes back after you’ve been sober for so long.

Whiskey stood there, on my doorstep, just like he had one year before. Except this time, there was no rain, no anger, no wedding invitation — it was just us.

It was just him — the old friend, the easy smile, the twisted solace wrapped in a glittering bottle.

It was just me — the alcoholic, pretending like I didn’t want to taste him, realizing too quickly that months of being clean didn’t make me crave him any less.

But we can’t start here.

No, to tell this story right, we need to go back. 

Back to the beginning.

Back to the very first drop.

This is my love letter to Whiskey. I only hope he reads it.


Natasha's Experience: 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Review: Beautiful by Christina Lauren

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
Goodreads Book Description:

A FREE-SPIRITED GIRL IN NEED OF A BREAK.
A MAN WEIGHED DOWN BY RESPONSIBILITY.A ROAD TRIP VACATION WHERE ALL BETS ARE OFF.OH, AND A LOT OF WINE.

After walking in on her boyfriend shagging another girl in their place, Pippa Bay Cox ditches London for the States to go on a drunken road trip with Ruby Miller and some of her Beautiful friends.


Scaling the career ladder is the default way to deal with heartbreak—and to just deal—for Jensen Bergstrom. Absolutely buried by his drive and workload, he rarely takes time for himself. But when his sister Hanna convinces him to join the gang on a two-week wine tour, he has a rare moment of cutting loose. Of course, it’s only once he’s committed that he realizes the strange girl he met briefly on the plane is coming along, too. She might be too much for him…or he might realize his life has become too small and needs her to make it bigger, crazier.


With this circle of friends there’s always something going on: from Chloe and Sara’s unexpected personality swaps to Will’s new domestic side to Bennett’s text message barrage and George’s own happily-ever-after. In short, their adventures in love, friendship, and hilarity are nothing short of Beautiful.



Natasha's Experience:

Monday, October 3, 2016

Cover Reveal: A Place in the Sun by R.S. Grey

Say hello to my favorite cover this fall! A PLACE IN THE SUN by R.S. Grey looks like a dream IRL. Can you hear me squealing all the way from NYC? Yes? Good. 

Friday, September 23, 2016

Cover Reveal: The Player by Claire Contreras

I'm a massive fan of sports romances. Sports IRL? No, thank you. Sports in fiction? YES, PLS. So when Claire Contreras decided to give me a heart attack with her new sports romance cover, I gladly died. Happily, willingly ceased to exist. Thanks, C. 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
He’s Paxton Wilder.

Twenty-two-year-old, tattooed, smoking-hot leader of the Renegades.
Five time X Games medalist.
The world is his playground—especially this year—and for the next nine months I’m stuck as his tutor on the Study at Sea program.
He’s too busy staging worldwide stunts for his documentary to get to class.
But if I can’t get him to take academics seriously, I’ll lose my scholarship…if I don’t lose my heart first.

Six unlikely friends on a nine-month cruise with the Study at Sea program will learn that chemistry is more than a subject and the best lessons aren’t taught in the classroom…but in the heart.


Natasha's Experience:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Review: Swear on this Life by Renee Carlino


Rating: 4.5 Cups of Coffee
Goodreads Book Description:
When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.

Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.

That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.

The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction? 

Natasha's Experience:

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Review + Giveaway: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

Rating: 6 Cups of Coffee
Goodreads Book Description: 
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. 

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant and has a total soft spot for Lily; and the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place. 

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened. 

With this bold and deeply personal novel Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all too human characters, “It Ends with Us” is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.


Natasha's Experience:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Review: The Summer Games: Out of Bounds by R. S. Grey

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
Goodreads Book Description:

I despise Erik Winter.

He’s arrogant and cruel—a man I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy—and by some twisted turn of fate, he’s my new Olympic gymnastics coach.


I’ve had to contend with gruff coaches in the past, but Erik is far worse. His stern demeanor complements a body built for intimidation, and his reprimands come from a mouth so cunning, I know it could strip me of my defenses—if I let it.


Though each of us would love to be rid of the other forever, we are bound to each other by need and necessity. I’m his rising star, his best shot at proving himself to his critics. And without a coach, I have zero chance of winning gold in Rio.


The easiest way forward would be to wave a white flag and make peace with the man I’ll be sharing close quarters with for the foreseeable future, but he is intent on war.


Fine. By. Me.


If he pushes me, I’ll push back harder. If he wants to test me, to play with my head, I’ll show him just how many boundaries I’m willing to cross. Because I know it’s not a choice between winning or warring—not if you can have them both. At the end of it all, I plan on leaving Rio with gold around my neck and his icy heart in the palm of my hand. 


Natasha's Experience: 

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Review: The Case of Lisandra P. by Hélène Grémillon

Rating: 4 Cups of Coffee



Buenos Aires, 1987. When a beautiful young woman named Lisandra is found dead at the foot of a six-story building, her husband, a psychoanalyst, is immediately arrested for her murder. Convinced of Vittorio’s innocence, one of his patients, Eva Maria, is drawn into the investigation seemingly by chance. As she combs through secret recordings of Vittorio’s therapy sessions in search of the killer—could it be the powerful government figure? the jealous woman? the musician who’s lost his reason to live?—Eva Maria must confront her most painful memories, and some of the darkest moments in Argentinian history.

Alex's Experience: 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Rating: 6 Cups of Coffee
From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a PeopleMagazine pick and a "Best Book of the Summer" by Glamour andUSA TODAY—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

Natasha’s Experience:

Sunday, May 29, 2016

Review: The Score by Elle Kennedy

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
He knows how to score, on and off the ice 

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she's going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands. 

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over 

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.

Lindsay’s Experience:

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Review: Smut by Karina Halle

Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee
What happens when the kink between the pages leads to heat between the sheets?

All Blake Crawford wants is to pass his creative writing course, get his university degree, and take over his dad’s ailing family business. What Amanda Newland wants is to graduate at the top of her class, as well as finally finish her novel and prove to her family that writing is a respectful career.

What Blake and Amanda don’t want is to be paired up with each other for their final project, but that’s exactly what they both get when they’re forced to collaborate on a writing piece. Since Amanda thinks Blake is a pushy asshole (with a panty-melting smirk and British accent) and Blake thinks Amanda has a stick up her ass (though it’s a brilliant ass), they fight tooth and nail until they discover they write well together. They also may find each other really attractive, but that’s neither here nor there.

When their writing project turns out to be a success, the two of them decide to start up a secret partnership using a pen name, infiltrating the self-publishing market in the lucrative genre of erotica. Naturally, with so much heat and passion between the pages, it’s not long before their dirty words become a dirty reality. Sure, they still fight a lot, but at least there’s make-up sex now.

But even as they start to fall hard for each other, will their burgeoning relationship survive if their scandalous secret is exposed? Or are happily-ever-afters just a work of fiction?

Natasha's Experience: