Friday, February 3, 2017

Review: #Blur by Cambria Hebert

#Blur (GearShark, #4)
Cover Source: GoodReads.com
Title: #Blur 
Author: Cambria Hebert
Series: GearShark #4
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook
Website: www.cambriahebert.com
I received this book as a gift.

GoodReads Synopsis:
There’s a new kid in town, and he’s hell on wheels.
From what we’ve heard, it may be because
he knows exactly what hell’s like.
Lonely.
Scorching.
Unforgiving.
You may know his brother,
the NRR hotshot
(and former GearShark cover model)
Lorhaven.
It’s only natural a driver with
his background and family connections
has sped his racecar
into the newest, hottest division.
But that’s not all.
Arrow may be following in big bro’s tread marks,
but he doesn’t plan to stay there.
He’s swerving onto the road less traveled…
and a lot more controversial.
he’s opening up about his private struggles with sexuality
to tell a story that’s gone unheard until now.
One thing’s for sure; Arrow may have a painful past,
but his foot is heavy on the accelerator.
With speed like this, he’s bound to leave everything behind
nothing but a #blur.
Check out the full feature article inside…
Review:
I honestly don't even know where to begin with this review. I have been in love with Cambria's Hashtag characters since day one and, as the series continued to grow and more characters were introduced, I continued to fall harder and harder. And then there was GearShark. As much as I enjoy the Hashtag series, the GearShark series has one thing that Hashtag does not. LGBT relationships. I've always been a fan of LGBTQ+ characters in books and it's quite frankly hard to find stories that are just that. Stories. Most books with same sex characters are pure smut or are over in a flash. I have absolutely no issues with a lot of sex in books depicting homosexual characters, in fact, I love it. But I also love the build up, the heat, the building of a relationship (romantic and non) between the two characters. I want romance and passion and lust and everything that a real relationship is. I want the heart and the emotion as well as the heat and the sex.

These books have all of that as well as amazingly beautiful cast of characters. Arrow grabbed onto my heart the moment that he entered the series and wouldn't let go. He was always on my mind while reading and I longed for the moments when his character would be front and center. I wanted to know more about him, learn what his life was about, why he was so wounded, and what his life as a young gay man was like. I wanted a tell-all book for Arrow as soon as I was introduced to him and that longing never went away.

I was extremely excited when, finally, Cambria broke the news that the next book in the GearShark series, number four, would be Arrow's story. #Blur not only delves deeper into Arrow's past but sheds some light on a newer character that wound his way in Arrow's life and into the front seat of the series. I really enjoyed Hopper's story and what he had to deal with in his past. I don't know if I could ever get past the things he had to deal with, in my own life.  He was a very strong character that worked perfectly with Arrow and fit well in all the places where Arrow was broken.

I think these two characters were perfect for one another and their story in nothing short of amazing. I have no idea if Cambria intends to write more books in the GearShark series, but I'm definitely not finished with Arrow and Hopper and I would love if, maybe someday, a lesbian couple got to be on the cover of GearShark. Who knows. It could happen someday.:)

Rating: 5 Stars

Friday, September 2, 2016

Cover Reveal: #Bae by Cambria Hebert


#Bae
Cambria Hebert
(Hashtag #8: Conclusion)
Publication date: September 16th 2016
Genres: New Adult College Romance
BEFORE ANYONE ELSE
The Hashtag Series #8
Happily-ever-after.
That’s what happens when you get married.
Right?
Turns out sparkly rings, cake and a fantastic wedding do not automatically grant you that, not even when it’s all you truly want.
I’m even starting to doubt the bottomless, unconditional love I share with the man I married will be enough.
I can’t have happily ever after, know why?
Because I can’t give Romeo what he truly wants. I’ve tried. So hard. I won’t be happy unless he is and something is missing. Someone.
Paparazzi are in my face. The flashing cameras and prying eyes are everywhere. My secret is getting harder to hide, and I know the second the scoop is dished the grip I have on the fraying rope of that happily ever after will snap right in my face.
In our face.
I can’t let that happen. No matter what.
Because with or without a happy ending, Romeo comes Before Anyone Else.
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Author Bio:
Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.
Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).
Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.
Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Review: Tryst by S.L. Jennings

Tryst (Sexual Education, #2)
Cover Source: GoodReads.com
Title: Tryst
Author: S.L. Jennings
Series: Sexual Education #2
Version Reviewed: Finished, eBook.
Website: www.sljenningsauthor.com
I purchased this book myself.

GoodReads Synopsis: 
Heidi DuCane is a tough-as-nails publicist with a passion for success and her husband Tucker. While they’re polar opposites, what they do have in common is a fierce love and commitment to each other. But their relationship—in and out of the bedroom—will be put to the ultimate test.

Rock superstar Ransom Reed is every woman’s fantasy, including Heidi’s. When she meets Ransom, she shares a wild night with him where Heidi gets to play—and Tucker watches, and enjoys, the pleasure Ransom gives Heidi. Though Tucker was a willing participant, Heidi still can’t help reeling with guilt. There’s no doubt that she loves her husband. While Tucker is the perfect lover—generous, attentive and gentle—she needs much more. She needs the mind-blowing ecstasy Ransom offers.
Tucker isn’t blind to the fact that Heidi has unconventional needs which he can’t satisfy. He loves his wife and will do anything to please her The night he watched her and Ransom was so scorching hot that Tucker can’t stop thinking about it. He decides he wants to join Ransom in pleasing Heidi. But as Tucker and Heidi soon realize, it’s not just the sex that is enticing. Heidi felt something within her awaken, and she felt so deliciously sated and loved by both men. Tucker felt it too, and he finds it impossible not to want that feeling again.

Ransom and Tucker satisfy a need within Heidi. And now that she’s had them, she can never go back to the way things were before.
Review:
Oh, this book. As soon as I finished Taint, I knew that I had to read Tryst once it was available. Taint was a great story so I couldn't wait to sink my teeth into this one.  And it didn't disappoint.

Tryst took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions. I was super excited at the prospect of Heidi and her husband experimenting with Ransom because I haven't read many threesome (or partners watching) scenarios in books and I couldn't wait to see how it was going to play out. That particular scene in the book was amazing although I always felt uncomfortable towards Tucker. There was just something about him that I didn't care for. Ransom, however, I always had a soft spot for. Maybe it was his bad boy rocker persona that attracted, who knows. 

As the story continued to unfold I found myself constantly confused. I didn't like what Heidi was doing and it made me uncomfortable for the sake of her marriage and her husband, but at the same time, I liked the idea of her being with Ransom. As they got closer and closer, my heart continued to break for each of the three characters and I couldn't decide who I felt more devoted to. I still felt off about Tucker throughout the whole story, but that didn't mean I couldn't feel bad for him. I just wanted him to suck it up and tell his wife exactly what he wanted from her.

I was really happy to see that Justice and his Oasis was pulled into this story. It fit really well and brought up some of the hottest scenes in the entire story. His playroom was definitely something I would enjoy witnessing in real life. 

Closer to the end of the book I found myself completely thrown for a loop. There was such an insane turn of events that I couldn't believe what I was reading. It was interesting, definitely, but I can't say that I was entirely sold on the ending. It worked in the way of not necessarily being a happily ever after (at least for the two characters I wanted to be together) and for giving the readers something a little unexpected, but heart still broke a little for how I wanted the story to end in my head.

Overall, a great, sexy read. If you've read Taint, you definitely need to dive into Tryst.

Rating: 4 Stars