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review 2018-05-19 14:44
4.3 Out Of 5 "musing and mending" STARS
Atheists Who Kneel and Pray - Tarryn Fisher

 

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Atheists Who Kneel and Pray

Tarryn Fisher

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Yara Phillips is a wandering muse. 

 

She dates men who need her but always moves on to something new, never staying in one place for very long. 

 

David Lisey is in need of a muse. 

 

A talented musician lacking lyrical inspiration. When he first sees her, he knows he's found what he's been looking for. 

 

Yara believes she can give David exactly what he needs to reach his full potential: 

A broken heart. 

 

David’s religion is love. 

 

Yara’s religion is heartache. 

 

Neither is willing to surrender, but religion always requires sacrifice.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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I really like Tarryn Fisher, l like how she makes her stories unlike any others out there.  Atheists Who Kneel and Pray is a story about a musician and his muse…a story about breaking hearts and finding a way to mend them…an unflinching look into jealousy and commitment issues…and, how just one life-changing event can shape us into who we are…until we break free.  Yara has issues, and I found her difficult to like as a character, yet she ultimately found her way under my skin and I needed to see her broken heart mended...

 

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~MY RATING~

4.3STARS - GRADE=A-

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~BREAKDOWN OF RATINGS~

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Plot~ 4/5

Main Characters~ 4.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 4/5

The Feels~ 4/5

Pacing~ 4/5

Addictiveness~ 4/5

Theme or Tone~ 4.5/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 4.2/5

Backdrop (World Building)~ 5/5

Originality~ 5/5

Ending~ 5/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.

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Book Cover~ It's cool…it fits the story.

Setting~ Seattle, London and Paris

Source~ Own Kindle eBook

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review 2018-05-04 14:17
1.5 Out Of 5 "eye-rolling" STARS
Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin - Mariana Zapata

 

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Rhythm, Chord and Malykhin

Mariana Zapata

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Twenty-six-year-old Gaby Barreto might be a lot of things (loyal, sarcastic, one of the guys and a pain in the butt depending on which family member you ask), but dumb isn’t one of them. When her twin brother invites her to go on tour as his band’s merch girl, she isn’t exactly screaming at the top of her lungs with joy. 

 

With no job opportunities pounding on her door, an ex-boyfriend she would still like to castrate, and no end in sight to moving out of her parents’ house in Dallas… it would be dumb to say no to the chance of a lifetime. Two bands, three continents, one tour. Spending the next ninety-plus days with three beloved idiots and eight complete strangers shouldn’t be a big deal, right? 

 

If only the singer of the headlining band didn’t have tattoos... a great personality… a fantastic body… and if he wasn’t so funny…. 

 

Let’s be real: Gaby never had a chance against Sacha Malykhin.

 

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~MY QUICKIE REVIEW~

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Let's be real:  My review in bullet points…

 

  • The heroine's inner dialogue was annoying AF. 
  • So, inevitably I could not stand her. 
  • This story is about being on tour with rock stars and they're the most prudish rock stars I've ever read about.
  • That and they act like 5-year-olds most of the time. (There's a lot of references to farting and such.)
  • Apparently, this is supposed to be funny, but I found the humor to be eye-rollingly dumb.
  • The Hero was the least annoying of all the characters, but he was so bland.
  • I read a review that stated that this should not be your first book by this Author, I guess I should've heeded that.  So, if anyone out there can tell me that Kulti (because I already own it on audio) is better than this…please do so.

 

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~MY RATING~

1.5STARS - GRADE=D

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Plot~ 1.5/5

Main Characters~ 1.5/5

Secondary Characters~ 2/5

The Feels~ 1/5

Pacing~ 2/5

Addictiveness~ 1/5

Theme or Tone~ 2/5

Flow (Writing Style)~ 3/5

Originality~ 1/5

Ending~ 2/5 Cliffhanger~ Nope.

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Book Cover~ It goes with the story well

Narration~ Carly Robins

Setting~ On Tour

Source~ Audiobook (Library)

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review 2017-11-22 23:39
I want an open road summer...
Open Road Summer - Emery Lord

 

Book Title:  Open Road Summer 

Author:  Emery Lord

Genre:  YA | Contemporary Romance

Setting:  On the road across the USA

Source:  Kindle eBook (Library)

 

 

 

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Plot:  5/5

Main Characters:  5/5

Secondary Characters:  4/5

The Feels:  4.5/5

Pacing:  5/5

Addictiveness:  5/5

Theme or Tone:  5/5

Flow (Writing Style):  4.3/5

Backdrop (World Building):  5/5

Originality:  4/5

Book Cover:  4/5

Ending:  4/5  Cliffhanger:  Nope.

Steam Factor 0-5: 2

Total: 4.5/5 STARS - GRADE=A-

 

 

 

A super-cute YA romance/coming of age story.  Effortlessly readable, with characters that felt real and were likable.  A realistic look at a celebrities life from their side of the camera.  Seriously, It would suck to read about your supposed life on the front of a magazine cover at the grocery store…the price of fame, I guess… While the ending had a bit too much drama, especially when the book had stayed away from overdone drama most of the way through, I found this a refreshing read, and just what I needed.

 

Will I read more from this Author?  Yeah, I may do so soon, actually.

 

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review 2017-11-11 00:00
Santa, Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Peyton): A Rock Star Surprise Baby Christmas Romance
Santa, Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Peyton): A Rock Star Surprise Baby Christmas Romance - Blair Babylon Book Reviewed: Santa, Baby (Rock Stars in Disguise: Peyton): A Rock Star Surprise Baby Christmas Romance
Author: Blair Babylon
Publication Date: 11/9/2017
Reviewed by: Tammy Payne- Book Nook Nuts
My Rating: 5 Stars


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This is Peyton's story and oh I just fell inlove.
Peyton falls head over heels for Raji when they met at a party given by friends. Raji is still an intern, and Peyton is of course in Killer Valentine so it's not easy but Peyton would move the world for her. She doesn't want to ruin her future but then the unthinkable happens. What will Raji do? Can Peyton win her hand and heart?

Totally loved this hot, sexy, holiday story.

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review 2017-09-18 18:12
This may have gotten off to a bit of a shaky start but...
Manic Pixie Dream Boy (gay rockstar romance) (The Underdogs Book 1) - K.A. Merikan

at the end of it all things worked out quite nicely.

 

When I first started reading this book I also started to worry...I like K. A. Merikan and am a total fan of their series 'Guns & Boys', I found 'Hipster Brothel' to be an adorable story and their 'Sex & Mayhem' series isn't on my TBR list it's on  my 'why haven't I read this yet' list, so I admit when I first started this I also started to worry because a small voice in my brain quickly began to whisper..."Stop, right now...stop reading and step away from the e-reader...even you cannot handle this much fluff." but there was another voice whispering and it was saying "No, you need to keep reading...have faith, things aren't always as they seem." so after a bit of internal debate during which no other voices decided to take part...thankfully, because it definitely would have been therapy time at that point, I came to the conclusion that I needed to keep reading.

 

Sometimes it pays not to follow your first instinct because if I had I would have missed out on a story that it turns out I really, really enjoyed. The first part of this book on it's own just didn't work for me and had things continued in that vein I probably would have either done a dnf or this would be a '2 what the hell did I just read' stars review, but that's not what happened and things clicked and connections got made for me and at the end of it all it's 4 'WOW' I really liked that stars. I'm quite comfortable saying that if the first part of the book had worked for me as well as the last this would easily have been a 5 star review.

 

I'm not often a fan of rock star stories and this one started out as 'rock star meets boy, rock star screws boy' fluff, fluff, fluff...until somewhere along the way boy started to challenge rock star, display a bit of himself and rock star started to realize the world didn't revolve around him...that maybe he head to do more than just be, if he really wanted this person to stay a part of his life. 

 

For me this wasn't a case of miscommunication it felt more like 'finally communicating' and when that happened I started to become invested and I became a fan. I absolutely loved the ending of this one it made me happy and was well done and I'm very much a fan of the fact that this is the first book in a series because there's more we need from this group...I want to know what's up with Mage and Dawn? Where will things end up with Sid and Stan? Also could we please see a bit more of the fanboy 'Baby Blue' I thought he was sweet and I'd love to see him get a story...see more! We definitely need more and I'm sure that I'm not the only one who wouldn't be opposed to more Dusk and Lolly/Abe.

 

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An ARC of 'Manic Pixie Dream Boy' was graciously provided by the authors in exchange for an honest review.

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