Hating the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

5 STARS!!!

Release Date: September 20, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Gavin Leonard is the worst.
He lives in the best party house off campus at Valley U, overrun by jocks galore.
I live next door, watching Jane Austen adaptations with my sketchbook in hand.
He stays on his side of the fence.
I stay on mine.
Now we’re accidentally on a camping trip together, but there’s only one tent left.

Gavin Leonard is the worst.
And he’s the last guy who broke my heart.


This is the second book in the new Campus Wallflowers series by Rebecca Jenshak!!


  • Jane Austen Fan (owns multiple copies of Persuasion for the different covers)
  • Budding Fashion Designer
  • Wallflower
  • Everything Gavin Wants
  • Basketball Player
  • Jock Royalty (His dad was in the NBA)
  • Charming
  • The Worst

REVIEW: I knew once I met Violet and Gavin in the first book that I was going to be totally invested in their story. While some of their negative history is usually a no-go for me, I don’t pass up a Rebecca Jenshak book. Also, I just had a good feeling about them and the whole situation. I enjoyed seeing these two get past the bad things that happened. I loved their interactions, and I loved how things unfolded. While we don’t get the best first impression of Gavin in the previous book, he proves himself over and over throughout this one. I loved Violet’s obsession with Jane Austin and how that played into their interactions. Seriously, this book was so freaking adorable and I’m so glad I got my hands on it! I highlighted so many quotes and parts of this book, because of all the different emotions they made me feel. There’s just a connection to characters that experience realistic feelings and situations that hits the spot. I can’t wait for the next books in this amazing series!!

Thank you to Rebecca Jenshak and Valentine PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!


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Check out the Campus Nights Series!

Check out book 1: Secret Puck!
Check out book 2: bad crush!
Check out book 3: BROKEN HEARTS!
Check out book 4: Wild Love!


Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments. Rebecca lives in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering on local sports teams, hanging out with friends and family, or curled up with a good book.

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Shattered Sea by Catherine Cowles

5 Stars!

Release Date: September 13, 2022

Synopsis: I’ve known every kind of pain. Of the heart. Of the body. Of the soul. All I want now is the freedom that comes from making my art.

The last thing I expected was Hollywood royalty to waltz into my gallery in a small town in the middle of nowhere and see me.

A man like Boden Cavanaugh shouldn’t understand me. Shouldn’t be able to soothe my most ragged edges. Even worse, he makes me want the one thing I can’t have. Him.

All it takes is one spark, and friendship catches flame. But as our attraction burns bright, there are forces desperate to send us back into the darkness. And they’ve already killed before…


Shattered Sea, a sexy, suspenseful, small town romance from USA Today bestselling author Catherine Cowles, is out now!

He was the last person she expected to fall for…


Review: Once again Catherine Cowles has me staying up way past my bedtime, because I have to know what happens in one of her stories. Seriously, I could not put this one down once I started it. I absolutely adore the connection between Boden & Laiken, their back stories, and how they connected through the pain and loss that they’ve endured. I enjoyed seeing them get to know each other, become friends, and watching their relationship grow into more. Catherine Cowles is one of the only authors that can get me to not only read, but actually love a slow burn. The way she pairs the slow burn with romantic suspense makes me so invested in the story as a whole. Not to mention, her characters are so amazing that I’m also fully invested in the characters themselves. Something I find fascinating, is that there’s a lot going on in this book, and yet somehow, she makes it not seem so over the top, but instead kind of realistic.

This whole series has been absolutely amazing and I have been dying for the next book. Shiloh has been a huge presence in all of the series, but also a complete mystery at the same time. I’m really looking forward to getting her story. What I’ve been most curious about is how Catherine Cowles has set up her story with Ramsey who has been even more mysterious than Shiloh. Although, we finally get a little look at Ramsey in this book, and I am absolutely in love! I cannot wait to learn more about him as a character. There’s just something about the way Catherine Cowles writes her characters that has me absolutely 100% in and needing to know what happens to them in every single book. It is so fun seeing the group of friends and family from previous books in the present book, it just adds so much to the reading experience overall. I love this series and I cannot recommend it enough! The countdown is on to Fractured Sky coming October 25th!!

Thank you to Catherine Cowles and Social Butterfly PR for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.


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The way Boden’s muscles tightened told me the little he’d shared was only the tip of the iceberg. That tension called to me, and I reached out, kneading the flesh along his shoulders. His head fell to my own shoulder, and he sighed. “I’ll only let you do that forever.”

I chuckled. “I do have the magic touch.”

“You could be making millions with those hands.”

“I only use them on very special recipients. They aren’t for sale.”

Boden straightened, but as he did, he came closer. Our faces were close. Lips just a breath away. The urge to lean forward, to know what he felt like, tasted like, was strong. Boden’s hand skated up my arm to my neck to tangle in my hair.
I knew that Boden Cavanaugh was more than dangerous. But like a moth to a flame, I kept getting closer.


While Shattered Sea is a stand-alone, you can still binge the first three books in the swoony & suspenseful small town romance series now!

Book 1: Tattered Stars
– Enemies-to-lovers
– Protective Sheriff Hero

Book 2: Falling Embers
– Firefighter single dad
– EMT heroine
– Brother’s best friend

Book 3: Hidden Waters
– Roommates to Lovers
– Damaged Hero with Secrets
– Heroine trying to escape her past


Check out the Wrecked Series (one of my other Catherine Cowles favs)!


ABOUT CATHERINE


Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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Boyfriend Material by Ilsa Madden-Mills


Boyfriend Material is the long awaited Book 2 in the Hawthorne University Series
and available in Kindle Unlimited!


5 STARS!

Release Date: July 25, 2021

SYNOPSIS: Skyscraper cheekbones, lush lips, and magnetic topaz eyes.
I’m talking about Eric Hansen.
Rich prick.
Glorified hockey star.
Thinks he’s amazing.
Yeah. The Golden Boy and I are well acquainted. In prep school he trampled on my heart and kept right on going.

Three years later, he’s living the high life with frat parties and puck bunnies at Hawthorne University. On the other hand, people barely notice me. I’m the nobody, surviving in the seedy part of town as I struggle to keep my head above treacherous waters. The avoidance game we’ve been playing on campus was working—until he rescues me from a bad guy and claims he wants to help me more. Hello. I don’t need a knight in shining armor. This girl saves herself. Yet, he keeps showing up just when I need him, and I’m not sure how long I can ignore the undeniable spark between us. (It’s not even a spark; it’s a full-fledged blazing fire.) Can Eric prove he’s boyfriend material, or will this be a game we both lose?



REVIEW: I have been waiting for this book since I read Boyfriend Bargain back in 2019!! I was so excited that it was coming, and it releases on my birthday, which I felt like is a total sign. It was actually a lot deeper than I thought it was gonna be, but I really loved it. While both of these characters have dealt with so much, they come from such different backgrounds. It’s amazing to see them grow throughout the story. One thing I love about Ilsa Madden-Mills’ books, is the character development and how much I enjoy the characters themselves. I sincerely love that Julia and Eric get their second chance. I also love the happy ending of this one so very much. 

Something else I enjoyed about this one is that it kind of highlights how we think we know people when we’re younger, but we don’t really know them as well as we think we do. That as we grow, and learn more about people and their experiences, we start to realize why they behave in certain ways. Not that understanding excuses certain behaviors, but often times in this book it’s the perfect example of what really understanding someone and loving someone unconditionally looks like. I am so happy that we finally got Eric’s story! 

Thank you to Ilsa Madden-Mills and Social Butterfly PR for the eARC in exchange for an honest review!


Boyfriend Material is an emotional (and steamy) new adult college romance perfect for fans of enemies to lovers or second chances. It’s a stand-alone story about a new couple although reading Boyfriend Bargain (Book 1) may enrich the reading experience.

Please note the trigger warning inside the book.


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Ilsa Madden-mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies. Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.  A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.  She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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Garnet Flats by Devney Perry

4.5 STARS

Release Date: July 26, 2022

SYNOPSIS: Talia Eden loved Foster Madden for one year, two months and eleven days. It was on day 438 that her love died. The day he chose to marry her best friend. The day she vowed never to think of Foster again. Until years later when he has the audacity to show up in her small hometown of Quincy, begging for her help. The ink on his divorce papers is barely dry, yet he comes armed with apologies and promises. She knows it’s all a ploy. Foster is the king of games and secrets. But he’s got delusions the size of Montana if he thinks she’ll help him train for a world championship fight. Except Talia has forgotten exactly what made Foster famous. The man has dedicated his life to victory. He’s steadfast. He’s determined. And he won’t stop fighting until he’s won her heart.


REVIEW: In the previous book when we get the opening scene of this book, which is Talia avoiding Foster when he comes to Quincy. Right then, I had a feeling I would be totally intrigued by this one. Foster and Talia were all the angsty goodness. This story has so much depth and heartbreak and joy and everything in between. I loved the way Foster loved Talia. I love the way Talia loved foster. These two have had a difficult road, but I wanted happiness for them both so much. Each time they got a couple steps forward, they’d get hit with something that pushed them right back, but I still kept rooting for them. I sincerely enjoyed this entire story. I don’t want to give too much detail, because I really think that with everything that happens it’s important for the reader to just experience it as they go. Plus, I absolutely hate spoilers. Just know that this is an intense roller coaster ride of emotions, and you’ll definitely want to stick with it to find out what happens. 

Also that ending!! I love when Devney Perry sets us up for the next book, and while I already have known the synopsis of the next book, and knew I was really excited for it, I also love the little part for Lyla in the end. I am now counting down the days until we get her book which hopefully will be after the next one.

After meeting each Eden sibling in Indigo Ridge, but not learning a whole lot, I was so ready for all the books in this series. I’m so fascinated by them, and cannot wait to see what happens to each of them in this series. Not to mention these covers?! Yes, I most definitely purchased the paperbacks!!

Thank you to Valentine PR and Devney Perry for an eARC in exchange for an honest review!


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in The Edens Series!

devney perry

Devney is a USA Today bestselling author. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her husband and two sons. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Hidden Waters by Catherine Cowles

5 Stars!

Release Date: June 21, 2022

Synopsis: My family tried to break me. But, somehow, I made it out alive, even though the wounds from that survival are forever carved into my bones. Now, my only wish is for…normal. To know what it’s like to have friends, a job, a home. The last thing I want is for my new roommate to see the scars I’m so desperate to keep hidden, especially not the ruggedly handsome man who steals my breath and sends my heart into overdrive. But something tells me that Beckett has demons, too. I see it in the shadows haunting his gorgeous eyes and the way he looks at me with gentle understanding. As our unlikely friendship becomes so much more, forces from my life slink out of the shadows. And we could both lose everything we’ve fought so hard for—down to our very last breaths…


“Everything amazing about a small town romance…family, secrets, old wounds, unforgettable connections, plus the sweetest love story that had my heart soaring. An absolute must read! Addie and Beckett were magic together!”–A.L. Jackson New York Times Bestselling Author


Review: This series is wonderful. I’ve been so curious about Addie and her father after seeing them in the previous books. Everything we learn from the beginning of the series about Addie’s horrible childhood and family made me really invested in Addie’s HEA. I also love how Addie and Beckett fit together. They’ve both experienced things that have impacted the way they see the world, yet those characteristics they’ve picked up seem to connect them, rather than divide them. The chemistry and connection between Beckett and Addie was just so heartwarming. I like the progression of them becoming closer and handling all of the bad things that were happening. These two were just meant to be. Seeing Addie’s growth throughout this book, as well and how she interacts with all the different characters, was so amazing. Addie’s interactions with Laiken made me so curious about her as a character. Luckily, the next book Shattered Sea, is Laiken’s book! I’m really excited to see where the series goes, but I am ridiculously excited for the last book, Fractured Sky. The tragedy that brought all these people together was that Everly’s father kidnapped Shiloh when they were children. There has been hints dropped about who Shiloh‘s love interest will be, and I cannot wait to see this play out! Catherine Cowles always does a wonderful job writing romantic suspense. Every time I read a series by her, I think there is no way she can top the one I’m currently reading, and yet she continues to do so. I’m counting down the days until September and October when we get these last two books. I would 100% recommend this book in the series to anyone who loves romantic suspense. 


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While Hidden Waters is a fully stand-alone, but you can binge the first two books in the swoony & suspenseful small town romance series now!

Book 1: Tattered Stars
– Enemies-to-lovers
– Protective Sheriff Hero

Book 2: Falling Embers
– Firefighter single dad
– EMT heroine
– Brother’s best friend


Check out the Wrecked Series!


ABOUT CATHERINE


Writer of words. Drinker of Diet Cokes. Lover of all things cute and furry, especially her dog. Catherine has had her nose in a book since the time she could read and finally decided to write down some of her own stories. When she’s not writing she can be found exploring her home state of Oregon, listening to true crime podcasts, or searching for her next book boyfriend.

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