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Wicked Heart (Starcrossed, book 3), by Leisa Rayven

5 May

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Format: e-ARC, 320 pages

Publisher: St Martin’s Press

Published: 17 May 2016

ISBN: 9781250065988

Genre: Romance

Back cover blurb: Liam Quinn is talented, gorgeous, and one of the biggest movie stars in the world.

He’s also the only man Elissa Holt has ever truly loved.

After being out of her life for six years, he and his gorgeous fiancé are set to star in the new Broadway show Elissa is stage managing. The only trouble is, when late night rehearsals bring Elissa and Liam together, the line between what is and what could have been gets blurred, and one moment of weakness will lead to a scandal that echoes around the world.

Elissa knows that falling for Liam again would be a tragedy in the making, but as any good romantic will tell you, love doesn’t always follow the script.

My review: It took me ages to get around to this one, and that was before I even realised it contained one of my least favourite tropes. The writing was fine and I have certainly enjoyed Rayven’s work in the past, but I could see where this was going from a mile off, and it didn’t hold my attention as much as it perhaps once would have.

***Disclaimer: This e-ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to them. ***

My rating: 4/5

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Broken Juliet (Starcrossed #2), by Leisa Rayven

28 Jun

24413271Format: e-ARC, 336 pages

Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia

Published: May 1, 2015

ISBN: 9781743532171

Genre: Women’s fiction, romance

Back cover blurb: Cassie swore she’d never forgive Ethan for breaking her heart when they were in acting school years ago. He was her one great love, and when he refused to love her back, a part of her died forever…or so she thought. Now she and Ethan are sharing a Broadway stage, and he’s determined to win her back. Finally he’s able to say all the things she needed to hear years ago…but can she believe him? Has he really changed, and what makes this time different from all his other broken promises?The answer lies somewhere in the past, and now the truth will come to light.

Will Cassie rediscover what it’s like to be trusting and open again-the way she was before Ethan? Or is it too late for these star-crossed lovers?

Don’t miss this mesmerizing final chapter in the Bad Romeo duet, the unforgettable love story that captured the hearts of over two million fans online.

My review: All the stars! Oh my goodness, this is good stuff! Carrying on immediately where Bad Romeo left off – and yes, you definitely should read that before starting this book – we finally see the two breakups which left Cassie a major bitch and Ethan broken and alone. Leisa Rayven writes beautifully, and I was totally engrossed in the dual timeline and both these characters’ lives. I didn’t much like Cassie by the end of the first book but here she is redeemed, and Ethan just seems to get swoonier. Together they are so hot. Just perfect. I highly recommend this and cannot wait for more from Ms Rayven. Her writing is so amazing I would read her shopping list.

***Disclaimer: This e-ARC was provided to me by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Huge thanks to them. ***

My rating: 5/5

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Stacking the Shelves #7

3 May

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Welcome back to Stacking the Shelves, a regular meme hosted by Tynga at Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the latest books you have added to your shelves, physical or virtual.  This means you can include books you buy in store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course e-books! Here is my haul from this week.

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Approved Netgalley requests

Netgalley approved a few more of my requests this week, about which I am very excited. I received Rogue by Julie Kagawa, Broken Juliet by Leisa Rayven, and Inherit the Stars by Tessa Elwood, the latter of which isn’t published until December and doesn’t even have a cover yet.

Purchased from Amazon

Purchased from Amazon

Amazon sent me my pre-order of Overruled by Emma Chase, and from Audible I purchased Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn. I’m a big fan of both these authors.

Purchased from Audible

Purchased from Audible

iBooks had Holly Smale‘s Geek Girl for free this week, so I grabbed that one as well. Can’t go past a freebie!

Freebie from iBooks

Freebie from iBooks

Not bad. Keep an eye out for my reviews of these in coming weeks. So what new books did you pick up this week? Let me know in the comments.