Ash (Hive Trilogy #1) by Jaymin Eve and Leia Stone

Are you an Ash?

*Increased stamina
*Lack of appetite
*Anger outbursts
*Insatiable thirst
*Beauty & Strength
*Male

Call the hotline if these symptoms come on suddenly!

Turns out Charlie Bennet was all of those things except the last. Don’t let the name fool you, Charlie was all woman and she wanted nothing to do with the ash … until the day she found out she was one.

It all started when infected bats bit a small group of humans and created what are now called vampires. Then, the male vampires knocked up some female humans and the result was a gorgeous race of all male ash. Superhuman freaks that had looks to kill.

Charlie is the first female ash, aka unicorn of the Hive – the gated compound in Portland that the humans have designated to isolate vampires and ash from society.

Problem? The Hive is full and only a select few will be allowed to live there. To live at all, really. If Charlie wants to earn the right to become a citizen of the Hive, she will have to survive the culling – a series of fights to the death. And guess what? Just because she’s a girl doesn’t mean she’ll get special treatment.

Good thing there’s Ryder, the mysterious lead ash enforcer, who seems to always have her back. But when secrets bubble to the surface, it will take more than one guy to save her.
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I legit couldn’t tell you how long it’s been since I’ve read a vampire book. IT’S BEEN AGES. I remember when I was in 7th grade and I legit only read vampire books. I think I read about a hundred vampire books back to back I didn’t want to read anything else but vampire books. To be honest that’s probably why I took a really long break from reading vampire books I probably wore myself out that year. Continue reading

Withering Hope by Layla Hagen

Never before have I read a book were the two main characters had to adapt and learn to survive in a not-so-survivable area. It was an enticing experience!

I loved the characters in this novel and how they never gave up hope even though they looked to be in a hopeless position. They faced many troubles while trying to survive the amazon forest which made this book a page turner. you always wanted to find out what the rainforest will throw at them next. 
This book keeps you on the edge of your seat because there’s so many situations that they’re faced with that just seem either emotionally or physically impossible to live through. I don’t ever wish to live through their situation ever but the relationship they made with one another while being stuck there was beautiful. 
I especially liked the ending of the book and the epilogue the author wrote. Truly beautiful!
I recommend this book to anyone who likes romance novels & suspense because there’s a lot in this book! It’s truly a beautiful & lovely story!

The Deal by Elle Kennedy

I loved this book! It was so great! Definietly one of my favorites. I loved not only the characters but the plot as well. The characters weren’t frustrating or super stubborn like most characters. You know how most characters try so hard to fight the attraction towards someone and you sit there like “why?!?” I was so happy I didn’t have to feel like that In this story.

I feel like this book was super realistic which made it really enjoyable. 

Prick by Sabrina Paige

I can’t stop thinking about that prick. 

Caulter Sterling is a prick.
A filthy-mouthed, womanizing, crude, spoiled, arrogant prick.
The tattooed, pierced, panty-melting-hot son of a celebrity.
I hate him.
He’s slept his way through practically every girl at Brighton Academy. 
Except for me.
I’m the good girl. The responsible girl. The 4.0, class president, studied-so-much-she-never-lost-the-big-V girl.
And in celebration of graduation and adulthood, I just made the worst decision in the history of ever. 
I lost my V-card to the devil himself.
It was just one night. So what if it was mind-blowing? Hit it and quit it.
Except I just found out that my father – the Senator, the Presidential hopeful – is marrying Caulter’s mother. Oh, and this summer? We’re hitting the campaign trail.
One big happy family.


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This book was ugh I don’t even know the right words of how I felt about it. The sex in it? Hot. The dirty talk in it? Even hotter. However just because two people are sexually attracted to one another and have amazing sex with one another doesn’t mean they’re destined to be together. They have great sexual chemistry sure but other than that the two of them couldn’t stand each other unless they were jumping each others bones. Their relationship wasn’t anything more than two people who enjoyed having sex with one another.
They didn’t have a single conversation in the book without seriously irritating the hell out of one another until the end of the book when they had a couple seconds of civility. It was kind of like the author went “Oh the end of the book is impending let me throw in a couple instances of where it looks like they can stand one another.” If they had more situations where you could see how good they were together the book would’ve been fine! It just seemed their relationship at the end wasn’t probable.
The characters themselves were alright. They were just the typical bad rebel boy meets goody two shoes and in the end they both changed to someone in the middle of those two categories. 
This book was eh alright. I mean I still read the whole thing and didn’t want to just close the book. I kept thinking the public or their parents were going to find out in a catastrophically  horrible way but that was a let down. 
Love,
Liv

Beautiful Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren


What happens when you create rules to keep others out?

One thing Emerson Moore has come to terms with is that she is the school slut. She knows her way around a frat house and how to get what she wants. She doesn’t make any excuses for her actions and she doesn’t pretend to be anything different. She is who she is and with that she knows how to have a good time. She’s made rules to keep relationships at bay and avoid the demons of her past.

When her best friend, Cole has his two friends from back home move in with him she begins to think she has met her match with Jaxon Riley. Jax is the perfect mixture of tattooed muscle and a sweet-talking mouth. With “hand” written notes, a voice that exudes sex and knowing just how to get under her skin, Jaxon learns how to break all the rules. But will he just end up breaking her heart anyway?

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I always love reading something a bit new. Something that is a little different than what I’m use to & this is one of those times. Nowadays authors depict the main girl as super innocent and 9/10 she’s a virgin. Nothing wrong with that but like I said it seems like that’s the case for a lot of books I have been reading lately. However, not with this one! Emerson likes to have fun with a lot of guys. She’s not ashamed of it and because she has her 3 rules no one gets hurt. I love how she isn’t bothered what people say about her she just brushes it off and goes on her merry way. 
When Jaxson & Jace are introduced let me tell ya I do not know how Emerson doesn’t immediately get with both of them! THEY ARE HOT! Not only that but both have amazing personalities and are all around great guys. 
I loved how in this book there was a lot of things happening. It wasn’t just one conflict that the book revolved around and that’s it. Multiple conflicts happened sporadically which made the book interesting and a page turner for sure! 
I really liked this book and I wish I could read more of their story! I couldn’t put this down to be honest! I stayed up late just to finish it and see what happens. 
Love,
Liv  

This Time Around by Ellie Grace

Goodreads Summary:
Nora Montgomery left home and heartbreak behind in South Carolina when she moved to New York City after her high school graduation. Now, four years later, she returns home and is forced to confront the past she left behind and the reckless boy who broke her heart. It’s not long before the pieces of her past begin to blur with the present and she realizes that the feelings she had for her first love never really went away. As old dreams resurface and new truths come to light, she begins to question the future she’s always planned on.


Jake Harris has spent four years regretting the night he let her get away. When she finally reappears in his life, he is determined to win her back and prove how much he’s changed. She might never forgive him for that night, but if he tells her the truth about what really happened it will shatter the world she thought she knew. If he doesn’t, he might not get a second chance. He’s already lost her once and he won’t lose her again.


They come from two different worlds that are threatening to tear them apart…can they make it this time around?

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This book is another New Adult novel, and if you know me you know that I love New Adult novels! However I am sad to say that I was bored about 70% of this book. Nothing major was really happening, there was no suspense throughout the whole book. No gasps of “Oh no!” and absolutely no doubt in my mind that the book was going to end with them together. 
When I first read that her reasoning for not coming home, a place she absolutely loved, for 4 years because a boy stood her up once I was so annoyed. She came off super dramatic. I say “came off” because after this she wasn’t dramatic again. Her 4 years of unhappiness was her fault also. She didn’t confront Jake and asked what happened or tried to contact him whatsoever. She didn’t even stop to think maybe something happened to him that made it impossible for him to come. All she thought about was herself. I’ve been stood up before and my first reaction isn’t to avoid coming home for 4 years. 
Also, if her “best friend” Susie had known about his reasoning why he couldn’t make it that night then why didn’t she tell her? I get the whole “he should tell his own story, it’s not my story to tell” blah blah nonsense but hello you’re her BEST FRIEND? You’re suppose to try and help her out of her unhappiness and if telling her that helped her why wouldn’t a best friend do that? 
Another thing that was annoying was that when she first ran into him when she came back into town she seemed really mad but then the second time around she acted like nothing ever happened between them…what? From then on it seemed like there was no problems between them at all. 
Other than that event that happened 4 years ago that got resolved in what seemed like 2 seconds there was nothing else that happened in the book. The only question left remaining throughout the whole book was if she was going to stay or not. It was so obvious what her answer was going to be that it wasn’t a suspenseful page turning event whatsoever. The other little problems that happened in this book weren’t that entertaining. The only reason I was reading this book quickly was because I hoped that something would happen that would cause a huge conflict but nope. 
Love, 
Liv

Wait For You (Wait For You #1) by J. Lynn

Goodreads Summary:
Some things are worth waiting for…


Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.

Some things are worth experiencing…

Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.

Some things should never be kept quiet…

But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?

And some things are worth fighting for…

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This book was just what I needed! I’ve come to realize New Adult is my new favorite genre! Especially when the characters are in college. 
This book was frustrating in some parts because even though I understand and empathized with Avery I just wanted to help push her along. I have a love/hate relationship with reading about characters that can’t move on from a traumatic event in their past. I love it because it makes the story line interesting and makes me want to keep turning the pages to see what will happen but I hate it because I just want to help them so much! Even though they are fictional characters when I read their stories I feel like I know them and it kills me to read about their traumatic stories sometimes. 
The “secret” she was keeping close to her and her only was hinted at throughout the book. Like Cam I suspected what happened to her but when she finally told her story it made me  so upset I almost started crying! What she went through is something no one should ever have to go through that and I empathized with her and just wanted to hug her!
What I loved the most was watching Avery grow. Her and Cam are so adoringly cute in this story. Usually in romance novels the guy gives the girl a cute nickname and most authors make up some unique ones like Pigeon, Kitten, etc. I liked how in this one she brought it back to the old ones and went with sweetheart. I feel like it went perfectly with her character because she was such a sweetheart. 
I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in reading or likes New Adult books!
Love,
Liv