2017 Book Reviews


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:: 2017 New Reviews ::


:: Reviews with 5 and 5.5 Stars ::

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EGOMANIAC
by Vi Keeland
Genre: Adult, Contemporay Romance
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"This book was filled with intelligent, playful and spicy banter, infused with heartfelt moments that delivered a sweet romance between two completely different types of characters." - Craves the Angst
VICIOUS (Sinners of Saint #1)
by L.J. Shen
Genre: Adult, Romance
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"This is going into my reread over and over again pile! It’s that spectacular!" - Craves the Angst
HAVOC (Mayhem #4)
by Jamie Shaw
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 5
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"HAVOC is sexy, heartfelt, devastatingly sweet and utterly romantic! It’s everything and so much more. Perfect characters, perfect story, PERFECT READ!" - Craves the Angst
FEAR ME (Broken Love #1)
by BB Reid
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Everything from the possessive, stalkery, crazy man-handling anti-hero, to the plot, to the amazing and yummy bedroom scenes, were just blow-my-mind amazing!" - Craves the Angst
FEAR YOU (Broken Love #2)
by BB Reid
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Suspense
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"... thrilling and exciting and OUTSTANDING! From start to finish, I was consumed and wouldn’t ... no, couldn’t put this book down until I hit the end." - Craves the Angst
BURN BEFORE READING
by Sara Wolf
Genre: Young Adult, Romance
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Burn Before Reading is a spirited, unique look at teen angsts, love and life. It held the best kind of heartache with one delicious, tension filled moment after another." - Craves the Angst
FALLEN CREST HOME (Fallen Crest #6)
by Tijan
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary Romance

Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Emotional, riveting, sexy and intense! Tijan does it again with an amazing read you won't be able to put down!" - Craves the Angst
FALLEN CREST FOREVER (Fallen Crest #7)
by Tijan
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Amazing series. Amazing story. Amazing characters...Team Threesome Fearsome to the end!" - Craves the Angst
Love Me Never (Lovely Vicious #1)
by Sara Wolf
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 5+
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"From the very beginning, I was engaged, enthralled and consumed. I HAD to keep reading." - Craves the Angst
THE CHASE (Icon Trilogy #1)
by Vanessa Fewings
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Intriguing, thrilling and deeply enjoyable. A sensational first book in a highly anticipated new trilogy!" - Craves the Angst


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:: Reviews with 4 and 4.5 Stars ::


FINDING KYLE
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Adult, Romance
Stars: 4
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"I loved the writing style and I loved the fun and the sexy and the tension." - Craves the Angst
BAD ROMEO OUTTAKES (Starcrossed 1.1)
by Leisa Rayven
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 4
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"Getting inside of Ethan's head was something I've wanted since reading the first chapter of Bad Romeo. It was thrilling seeing tiny pieces of his story and getting the scoop on his feelings and his thoughts." - Craves the Angst
MACK DADDY
by Penelope Ward
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"A wonderful second chance romance that grabs your attention right from the start. The hero is deliciously sexy and super sweet and the story delivers all the “feels”. I couldn’t put this one down!" - Craves the Angst
ICE WOLF (Arctic Brotherhood #1)
by Jane Godman
Genre: PNR, Shifter Romance
Stars: 4
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"I was pleasantly surprised by this read. With fluid writing and a unique take on the lore, “Ice Wolf” takes the legends of werewolves on an exciting new journey .... I did think the climax was lacking a bit ... [But] All in all, it was a great read." - Hazel w/Craves the Angst, Reviewing for Cocktails and Books


WILDEST DREAMS and DEEPEST DESIRES, Vol. 1
by Andrew J. Wirth
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
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"... immerse yourself in the steamy narrations sure to tempt you into wanting more!" - Craves the Angst
PARTY FAVORS (An Erotic Short Story)
by April Winters
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Short, sexy and smoldering! This nineteen page erotic tale was definitely a win!" - Craves the Angst
NINA
by April Winters
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Definitely want more of this kind of read." - Craves the Angst

NAUGHTY SECRETS
by Andrew J. Wirth
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"SMOKIN’ HOT! This short was twenty three pages of seXXXy!" - Craves the Angst
COLE
by Tijan
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
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"Dark and sexy collides with vulnerable and heartbroken, creating an addicting, heart-pounding romance that keeps you guessing and totally consumed!" - Craves the Angst
BEAUTY OF THE BEAST (Fairy Tale Retellings #1)
by Rachel L. Demeter
Genre: Adult, Gothic Romance
Stars: 4.5
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"I was riveted by this read and enjoyed it beyond measure. The writing alone was outstanding and swept me away, but the story was all consuming and was reminiscent of the classics." - Craves the Angst
TILL DEATH
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Romance
Stars: 4
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"...with shocking scenery and amazing writing, this story gripped me and held tight to the exciting end." - Craves the Angst
GHOSTFACE KILLER
by M. Never
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Stars: 4
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"I wanted to gobble every page and then when I was done, I wanted to go back to the first page and start it all over again." - Craves the Angst
MISTER MONEYBAGS
by Vi Keeland/Penelope Ward
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward have come together and punched a hole right through my feels with this powerhouse novel!" - Craves the Angst
BLACK TIE OPTIONAL (Wild Wedding #1)
by Ann Marie Walker
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4
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“I thoroughly enjoyed this read.... From start to finish, Black Tie Optional was exciting, chocked full of laughs and had a lot of heart.” - Hazel w/Craves the Angst, Reviewing for Cocktails and Books
RUCKUS (Sinners of Saint #2)
by L.J. Shen
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"[Dean & Rosie] were sweet, their banter was fun, their feelings were strong and their chemistry was HOT HOT HOT!" - Craves the Angst
FORGET ME ALWAYS (Lovely Vicious #2)
by Sara Wolf
Genre: YA/NA Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"... the story was no less wonderful, the characters no less fantastic and the writing no less powerful. I loved this book!" - Craves the Angst
NORMAL (Something More #1)
by Danielle Pearl
Genre: YA, Romance
Stars: 4
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"...this book was fantastic. It was hard to read because it was so full of tragedy and sensitive circumstances, but that’s also what made it so great." - Craves the Angst
DOMINIC (Slater Brothers #1)
by L.A. Casey
Genre: YA/NA, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"This book was perfectly ridiculous ... and a ridiculously perfect!" - Craves the Angst


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:: Reviews with 3 and 3.5 Stars ::

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AMERICAN BALLERINA
by Gregg Bell
Genre: Adult, Suspense
Stars: 3.5
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"I always find myself completely engaged in one of [Gregg Bell's] books. He adds mystery and thrills to his reads and I’m hooked from beginning to end." - Craves the Angst
BEAR TO WANT ((Kodiak Den #1)
by Amy Lamont
Genre: PNR (Shifter Romance)
Stars: 3
READ FULL GOODREADS REVIEW HERE
"This was a quick, delightful little read with fun and sexy characters and a good story." - Craves the Angst
TOO FAR GONE (Adirondack Pack #1)
by K.C. Stewart
Genre: Adult, PNR
Stars: 3.5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"This was a wonderful, short, clean read with a different slant on most shifter romances." - Craves the Angst
In PURSUIT (Adirondack Pack #1.5)
by K.C. Stewart
Genre: Adult, PNR
Stars: 3
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"... I loved what this short, sixty page novella held and the ending it gave us was much better than the one in Sadie and Tyson’s first book." - Craves the Angst
KIAN
by Tijan
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 3.5
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"... a great read, just wasn’t what I was expecting. I enjoyed the story. I connected with the characters. And I loved the writing. But the beginning felt slow ..." - Craves the Angst
CLAIMING GRACE (Ace Security #1)
by Susan Stoker
Genre: Adult, Romance
Stars: 3.5
READ FULL GOODREADS REVIEW HERE
"... I connected with Logan right from the start. He was yummy, sweet and once he reconnected with Grace after so many years apart, I loved how devoted and determined he was ..." - Craves the Angst
THE BOY NEXT DOOR (Off-Limits Romance #2)
by Ella James
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 3
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"...a good plot and it had a good story that kept me reading, wanting to get to the end to discover all it’s secrets." - Craves the Angst
VAGRANT (Condemned #4)
by Gemma James
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Stars: 3
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"Rafe and Alex’s story ends the way it begins ... dark, sexy and totally screwed up." - Craves the Angst
RECAP (Something More #1.5)
by Danielle Pearl
Genre: YA, Romance
Stars: 3
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"... swoon-worthy and totally worth reading ..." - Craves the Angst
TAILSPIN
by Jaimie Roberts
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Stars: 3.5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE (link active June 29th!)
"... intense, hot and just a little bit twisted." - Craves the Angst
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:: Reviews with 2.5 or Less Stars ::

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HER GODFATHER: A Dark Romance
by  Stella Noir and Roxy Sinclaire
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Stars: 1
READ FULL GOODREADS REVIEW HERE
"Joel wasn't romantic. He wasn't a misunderstood hero with a painful past. He wasn't even a dangerous alpha with a forbidden captive. He was an asshole sexual deviant with a serious mental problem. And Rhonda? That girl had NO backbone at all." - Craves the Angst
TO SAVE A MATE (VonBrandt Family, #1)
by Krystal Shannan
Genre: New Adult, PNR
Stars: 2.5
READ FULL GOODREADS REVIEW HERE
"...I could have forgiven the lack of details in the paranormal aspect of this story if I could have connected with the heroine, but I just didn’t care for Kara..." - Craves the Angst
FALLING INTO YOU (Falling #1)
by Jasinda Wilder
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 2
READ FULL GOODREADS REVIEW HERE
"...I was expecting a heartfelt, angsty book full of “feels”, but sadly, I just didn’t feel it .... This one just didn't work for me." - Craves the Angst
MISTAKES OF MY PAST
by Emily James
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: NONE (DNF - Did Not Finish)
READ FULL GOODREADS REVIEW HERE
"I couldn’t finish this one. I tried to get into the story, but for whatever reason, I just couldn’t." - Craves the Angst
TWICE THE GROWL (Paranormal Dating Agency #1)
by Milly Taiden
Genre: Adult, PNR
Stars: 2.5
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"though I liked it well enough, sadly, it just isn’t something I’ll continue on with." - Craves the Angst
OKAY (Something More #2)
by Danielle Pearl
Genre: YA, Romance
Stars: 2.5
READ FULL REVIEW HERE
"... I loved the direction of the story. I enjoyed the journey. And I loved Rory’s character ... What I didn’t like was all the back and forth ..." - Craves the Angst



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