Review: The Wrong/Right Man by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Title: The Wrong/Right Man

Author: Aurora Rose Reynolds

Waking up to a text asking why you stood up your blind date is not the best way to start the day especially when the man in question is lying in bed next to you.

Maybe Dakota Newton shouldn’t have assumed that the gorgeous man with a devastating smile, standing out side of the coffee shop was her date.

She probably… Okay, she definitely shouldn’t have slept with him, regardless of how hot the chemistry between them was. But, how could she know that Mr. Right was actually Mr. Wrong.

Brax Adam’s has been called a few things in his life, but a liar was never one of them. That all changes when he’s standing outside a coffee shop and approached by a beautiful woman who thinks he’s there to meet her for a blind date.

As a businessman, Brax knows to trust his gut and never let an opportunity pass him by so he pretends to be someone he’s not.
Maybe he shouldn’t have lied, maybe he should have come clean, but in the end it doesn’t matter because now he has to prove that he’s not the wrong man but the right one.

So what if he’s not the man she’s expecting, she’s the one he’s been waiting for.

Starting over is hard. But you know what they say, a change is as good as the rest!

Dakota finds herself in an awkward situation but a situation that benefits her greatly….from all angles!

This is a sweet, drama filled story with sizzling hot chemistry…..and that Labyrinth reference made my day!

Top 5 Tuesday: Well Loved Authors – A to E

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Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Theme = Authors from A to Z

This week = A to E

There are many authors that are well loved by me but I did find this on the hard side. I think it’s due to the fact that I remember book titles not author names!!!

Anyway, these are my well loved authors, A to E:

 

A = Kristen Ashley

Now where do I start with this lovely lady? Her most favourite series of mine are the Fantasyland series and also Chaos (I couldn’t just pick one!!!)


B = Holly Black

I was going to pick Leigh Bardugo but then I remembered how upset she made me with Mathias and I couldn’t relive the pain again so here we have Holly Black!

I loved the Modern Tale of Faerie series and then came The Folk of the Air series which I was obsessed with!


C = Tillie Cole

From the Hangmen series to the Sweet Home series to Scarred Souls to A Thousand Boy Kisses that made me blub like a baby…..gawd I love her writing!


D = Penelope Douglas

Oh Damon you are just delish! If you haven’t checked out the Devil’s Night series and you like your romance dark, you need this in your life!


E = Shea Ernshaw

The Wicked Deep was a fab read and I have Winterwood in my tbr….I’ll get to it soon!!!


 

That’s my A to E of well loved authors, what’s yours?

🎧 Review: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Title: Lifel1k3

Series: Lifelike #1

Author: Jay Kristoff

On a floating junkyard beneath a radiation sky, a deadly secret lies buried in the scrap.

Eve isn’t looking for secrets—she’s too busy looking over her shoulder. The robot gladiator she’s just spent six months building has been reduced to a smoking wreck, and the only thing keeping her Grandpa from the grave was the fistful of credits she just lost to the bookies. To top it off, she’s discovered she can destroy electronics with the power of her mind, and the puritanical Brotherhood are building a coffin her size. If she’s ever had a worse day, Eve can’t remember it.

But when Eve discovers the ruins of an android boy named Ezekiel in the scrap pile she calls home, her entire world comes crashing down. With her best friend Lemon Fresh and her robotic conscience, Cricket, in tow, she and Ezekiel will trek across deserts of irradiated glass, infiltrate towering megacities and scour the graveyard of humanity’s greatest folly to save the ones Eve loves, and learn the dark secrets of her past.

Even if those secrets were better off staying buried.

Prepare yourselves for a ramble of delight. I’m not even sure I can call this a review! I am absolutely giddy!

This is the book to get me out of my near 3 month slump. Yes, 3 long months.

I could actually squeal in delight (yes like a piggy!)

I was hooked.

I was excited

I had the feels, all the feels.

I wanted more and more.

I was in book heaven.

The flashbacks made my life. I couldn’t get enough.

Eva and Ezekiel, oh my heart. MY HEART!

Lemon Fresh (what a name!) – she is my utter fave!

I flew through it, the story, the world, the characters, just everything grabbed me.

So in short, I loved it. Now cue the moment that made me go all squidgy inside…

‘I used to wonder sometimes why they made us, if there could ever be a reason for something like me to exist. But now I know.

I was made for you. All I am. All I do, I do for you.’

Closing the Chapter: February

Welcome to Closing the Chapter! I hope you had a great reading month?

In my personal life, things have been hectic to say the least! My son has been diagnosed with yet another condition so I have been trying to get him through that and on top of that my job has been so busy so I’m sorry if I haven’t been reading and commenting on posts as much as I normally do.

My reading mojo was jolted back into life around the middle of the month (thank the book lords!) so I feel more like me again!!

This is what I read:

A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer – see my review here.

The Rich Boy by Kylie Scott – ARC read, look out for my review on release day

The Wrong/Right Man by Aurora Rose Reynolds – ARC read, look out for my review on release day.


 

Re-reads (they count right?!)

Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley

Reapers Legacy by Joanna Wylde


 

Audio Listens

 

Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer – see my review here.

Lifelike by Jay Kristoff – see my review here.


DNF

A Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern – Please don’t shoot me! I just couldn’t get into it and I was confused! Maybe audio isn’t the way to go with this book….


 

What did you read in February?

Book Haul: February

I really want to crow because I managed to stick to my 3 books a month! *mumbles incoherently about not including my Fairyloot book as the box hasn’t arrived yet*

In fact 1 of the books below was free so does that really count? I don’t think it does!!

Anyways, here are the books I got this month:

 

My Maddie by Tillie Cole

Verity by Colleen Hoover


 

Audio

Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer


 

What books did you get in February?

Review: A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer

 

Title: A Heart So Fierce and Broken

Series: Cursebreakers #2

Author: Brigid Kemmerer

Find the heir, win the crown.

The curse is finally broken, but Prince Rhen of Emberfall faces darker troubles still. Rumors circulate that he is not the true heir and that forbidden magic has been unleashed in Emberfall. Although Rhen has Harper by his side, his guardsman Grey is missing, leaving more questions than answers.

Win the crown, save the kingdom.

Rumored to be the heir, Grey has been on the run since he destroyed Lilith. He has no desire to challenge Rhen–until Karis Luran once again threatens to take Emberfall by force. Her own daughter Lia Mara sees the flaws in her mother’s violent plan, but can she convince Grey to stand against Rhen, even for the good of Emberfall?

The heart-pounding, compulsively readable saga continues as loyalties are tested and new love blooms in a kingdom on the brink of war.

‘The missing heir who doesn’t want to be found.’

It’s no secret that I absolutely adored A Curse So Dark and Lonely so I was very excited to see what would happen with Grey.

I can’t say I loved this as much as ACSDAL but it was a very close second and a solid sequel……

What I liked

Grey….well obvs! His strength, his character and his love for his kingdom just shined through. I have a picture in my head of him so defo want to see some fan art!

Tycho – a newly introduced character who I want to see more of.

Nolla Verin – yes I know. The sister. Not the lead! I did like Lia but I was just drawn more to Nolla and I want to see more from her.

The sisterly bond between Nolla and Lia. It was just beautiful.

Iisak, he was my fave in this book, I’m always drawn to the dark creatures!!! I really want him to have more in the next book.

What I didn’t like so much

Rhen – I mean come on, what happened to him? I mean I know he went through an awful experience and he doesn’t want to lose his kingdom, I get that, but he was just horrible!

I read this like I was holding hot cakes, turning those pages and reading those words! The ending was not what I was expecting at all and I cannot wait to see what comes next!

Top 5 Tuesday: Books That Caused Major Hangovers

 

Top 5 Tuesday is brought to you by Shanah at the Bionic Bookworm, see her original post here.

Theme = Books That Caused Major Hangovers

I am sure there have been many but you know what, I found this the hardest subject so there are only 4!

 

Echoes of Silence (Unquiet Mind 1) by Anne Malcom

This was the first book I had beta read for this author and it’s not often I am speechless but I was! When I read the finished copy I was still as speechless and had real trouble writing a review as I felt I couldn’t do it justice! The talent of this author astounded me and had me just thinking about it for ages after!


A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas

The love I have for Rhysand went to a level in this book that I didn’t think was possible……and then I knew no other bbf would take his place for a long while after!


Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas

This was just powerful. An end of an era. Whilst I loved it, it wrecked me!


Rock Chick Regret by Kristen Ashley

This series is quite light hearted but when it got to this book things took a dark turn. What this girl had gone through to find her hea. My heart actually hurt for her. I’ve reread this book so many times just to have those feels all over again

 

What books would be on your list?

2020 Anticipated Reads!

I wanted to do a post about the books I really want to read that are releasing in 2020 and then, in 2021, I want to look back and see if I actually read them.

This list has a lot of well known authors and I’m not too worried about that as my Fairyloot box gives me a lot of new to me authors to read (love discovering new authors that make me want more!)

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas

Aurora Burning by Jay Kristoff

Dream Maker by Kristen Ashley

Bridge of Souls by Victoria Schwab

Empire of the Vampire by Jay Kristoff

Kingdom of the Wicked by Kerri Maniscalco

What are your anticipated reads for 2020?

🎧 Review: Beyond the Shadowed Earth by Joanna Ruth Meyer

 

Title: Beyond the Shadowed Earth

Series: Beneath the Haunting Sea #2

Author: Joanna Ruth Meyer

It has always been Eda’s dream to become empress, no matter the cost. Haunted by her ambition and selfishness, she’s convinced that the only way to achieve her goal is to barter with the gods. But all requests come with a price and Eda bargains away the soul of her best friend in exchange for the crown.

Years later, her hold on the empire begins to crumble and her best friend unexpectedly grows sick and dies. Gnawed by guilt and betrayal, Eda embarks on a harrowing journey to confront the very god who gave her the kingdom in the first place. However, she soon discovers that he’s trapped at the center of an otherworldly labyrinth and that her bargain with him is more complex than she ever could have imagined.

Set in the same universe as Joanna’s debut, Beneath the Haunting Sea, Beyond the Shadowed Earth combines her incredible world building and lush prose with a new, villainous lead.

I am loving this author so when I saw this book I dived straight in (well, to audio!)

Unforts I spent the majority of the book hating the main character, Eda. She was childlike and really self centred. It got right on my wick! I will admit for the last part of the book I did warm to her a little bit but I felt sorry for her!

I love this authors writing style though, its just so, oh what’s the word….beautiful, haunting…….The world building was thought out and described perfectly and the political intrigue was fascinating and the story was great but it didn’t quite grab me because of Eda.