Five Ways To Fall →

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Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

Natasha’s Experience:

First and foremost, K.A. Tucker is one of those authors that I will never not one-click right away. I was convinced that I’d love Ashton from ONE TINY LIE forever, that is, until I met Ben Morris.

In addition to my newly found hardcore crush on Ben, I’m definitely girl-crushing on Reese MacKay, too. She was this crazy, sass-filled 21-year-old woman who could play guitar and sing, so pretty much everything I wish I was. I need to be best friends with her, ASAP.

The writing is flawless, the characters have SO many stories to tell, and I love books that can switch POV’s with such graceful transitions.

The only thing better than Reese and her spunky attitude and amazing sense of humor was Reese AND Ben put together. I spent way too much time laughing at my kindle while reading their conversations in this book. Seriously, I’m sure my mom thinks I’m certifiable at this point.

Ben and Reese have what everyone wants: a best friendship with insanely real chemistry.

Five Ways To Fall was SUCH an amazing read, leaving me with even higher expectations on love and happy to be a Miami native. I might even try some key lime pie for a change, too.

Do yourself a favor and one-click this book NOW! 😉

Scoring Wilder →

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Rating: 5 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:

What started out as a joke— seduce Coach Wilder—soon became a goal she had to score.

With Olympic tryouts on the horizon, the last thing nineteen-year-old Kinsley Bryant needs to add to her plate is Liam Wilder. He’s a professional soccer player, America’s favorite bad-boy, and has all the qualities of a skilled panty-dropper.

• A face that makes girls weep – check.

• Abs that can shred Parmesan cheese (the expensive kind) – check.

• Enough confidence to shift the earth’s gravitational pull – double check.

Not to mention Liam is strictly off limits. Forbidden. Her coaches have made that perfectly clear. (i.e. “Score with Coach Wilder anywhere other than the field and you’ll be cut from the team faster than you can count his tattoos.”) But that just makes him all the more enticing…Besides, Kinsley’s already counted the visible ones, and she is not one to leave a project unfinished.

Kinsley tries to play the game her way as they navigate through forbidden territory, but Liam is determined to teach her a whole new definition for the term “team bonding.”

Gabrielle’s Experience:  

OK NOW LADIES (& gentlemen, if there are any reading these reviews)

I am going to give you four reasons why you should stop what you are doing and start reading “Scoring Wilder.”

Reason 1: Liam Wilder is HOT and he will be your new HOT book boyfriend.
Seriously, he is on F-I-R-E.

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Reason 2: Becca, Kinsley’s beautiful and extremely witty best friend, will have you LOLing. (Literally, I was laughing out loud in a waiting room.)

Please, don’t judge me!

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Reason 3: Kinsley’s soccer skills & soccer bod will make you want to go out for a run (indefinitely) in your new neon pink sports bra.

*You’ll understand reason three once you read the book. *

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Reason 4: “Scoring Wilder” will remind you to continue chasing your dreams, despite the obstacles life will throw your way.

“She believed she could, so she did.

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 Go and one-click this bad boy NOW!

Four Summers →

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Rating: 4.0 Cups of Coffee

Goodreads’ Book Description:

Charlotte Gates is tired of being Charlie Rae. She loves the lake she was raised on, their rental cabins, and spending her nights under the stars…but inside she yearns for more.

After his freshman year, Nathaniel Chase’s family spends their first summer at The Village. From the beginning Charlotte intrigues him. She’s the girl who always says what’s on her mind, wins at night games, and each time she looks through her telescope, gets lost in the sky.

Over the course of four summers together, Charlotte and Nathaniel become best friends, share firsts, mend broken hearts, protect each other’s secrets, overcome tragedies…fall in love. And say goodbye…

Charlie wants out of The Village. Nate wants her to have her stars. And they dream of being able to do it all together. But life isn’t as easy as their summers.

Each summer is told in alternating points of view between Charlie and Nate. Journey with the pair, and their friends, as they share their story about growing up, discovering who they are, making tough choices, and falling in love again and again.

Gabrielle’s Experience:

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 AHHH! Nyrae Dawn you did it, AGAIN.

Fellow book lovers, I encourage you to STOP what you are doing and pick up “Four Summers.” 

RIGHT N –O –W! ! !

Let me start this review by stating that I am currently in love with Nathaniel Chase. (Yes, it is possible to fall in love with a fictional character). Come on, who doesn’t love a rich boy with a good heart? 😉

All joking aside, “Four Summers” proves that summer love is within the realms of possibility for anyone, at any age.

Charlotte Rae Gates is a lost girl who believes in the stars. Nathaniel Chase is a confused boy who believes in Charlotte. Together they find their destiny.

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“Four Summers” will capture your heart and make you wish summer was all year long.

Natasha’s Experience:

“Four Summers” was the perfect summer read. This story pretty much described what every 14-year-old girl wanted her summer to be like.

As a huge fan of Nyrae Dawn (please go and read The Game Series after you read this one, you won’t regret it!), I already knew that I was going to fall in love with the story and the characters because she has never disappointed me before.

Something about her writing is just so real and raw that you can’t help but believe the story is your reality.

Charlotte and Nate got under my skin and became my new favorite summer loves. I found myself anticipating the moments when they would finally interact and their banter actually had me LOLing.

Without giving away the story of their incredibly entertaining and heart-wrenching summers, I would definitely recommend this sweet and, at times, crazy book that will leave you believing that summer really is a season filled with opportunities.

Infinity + One →

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Rating: 4.5 Cups of Coffee (nearly kept me up all night!)

Goodreads’ Book Description:

When two unlikely allies become two unwitting outlaws, will two unforgettable lovers defy unbeatable odds?

Bonnie Rae Shelby is a superstar. She’s rich. She’s beautiful. She’s impossibly famous. And Bonnie Rae Shelby wants to die.

Finn Clyde is a nobody. He’s broken. He’s brilliant. He’s impossibly cynical. And all he wants is a chance at life.

One girl. One boy. An act of compassion. A bizarre set of circumstances. And a choice – turn your head and walk away, or reach out your hand and risk it all?

With that choice, the clock starts ticking on a man with a past and a girl who can’t face the future, counting down the seconds in an adventure riddled with heartbreak and humor, misunderstanding and revelation. With the world against them, two very different people take a journey that will not only change their lives, but may cost them their lives as well.

Infinity + One is a tale of shooting stars and fame and fortune, of gilded cages and iron bars, of finding a friend behind a stranger’s face, and discovering love in the oddest of places.

 Natasha’s Experience:

Wow.

All I can say is that I now need to catch up on my sleep because I was up WAY too late (or early?) reading this book.

Amy Harmon took me on one of the most fun and thrilling fictional road trips I’ve ever been on. “Infinity + One” was a ride I’ll never forget!

“Infinity + One” was everything I wanted in a summer read. It was sad (without leaving me in a puddle of tears), romantic in a way that left me giddy and smiling like a teenager, hilarious, inspiring, and educational (honestly, I learned SO much about the 1930’s Bonnie & Clyde story, which I now adore).

All I can say without giving you an entire rundown of my experience with Bonnie Rae and Finn Clyde (because I can really just sit here and gush over them for hours) : do yourself a favor and one-click “Infinity + One” right now!

This was the first book I’ve read by Amy Harmon and I can easily say I will definitely be reading the rest of her work.  But, if it’s 10 p.m. for you right now you might want to wait until the morning, unless you don’t mind staying up all night reading 😉