Monday 29 June 2015


(on sale June 30, 2015)
A Rosemary Beach Novel

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Abbi Glines comes the next new adult novel in her beloved Rosemary Beach series, which continues the story of Mase and Reese from When I’m Gone.

“She was where my home would always be. It was time I took the next step and proved to her I was all in. Forever.”

A chance meeting in Rosemary Beach has turned into a fairy-tale romance as Reese prepares to move in with Mase on his family ranch in Texas. With the loving support of the Colts, and her recent discovery that she has family of her own, Reese can finally move on from the dark horrors of her past and into a bright future.

But Aida isn’t going to let that happen. The beautiful blonde has been raised to think of Mase as her cousin, but it’s clear to Reese that Aida doesn’t love Mase like a cousin should.

And then there’s Captain, the inescapable stranger who has connections in Dallas and Rosemary Beach—and who conveniently shows up wherever Reese happens to be. Hot, mysterious, and plain-speaking, Captain isn’t afraid to tell Reese what he thinks about Mase—and how he feels about her.

As the competition for Mase and Reese’s hearts heats up, Reese’s past begins to unravel, illuminating shocking truths that will forever change the lives of the happy couple—and set the final stories of Rosemary Beach in motion.

Abbi Glines is the New York TimesUSA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the Rosemary Beach, Sea Breeze, Vincent Boys, and Existence series. A devoted book lover, Abbi lives with her family in Alabama. She maintains a Twitter addiction at @AbbiGlines and can also be found at and

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Atria Books | 256 pages | ISBN 9781476776118 | June 30, 2015 | $15.00

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Can perfection be explained in words? Probably not, but I'll try my best to explain!

I don't know if I'm going to be able to explain how much I enjoyed this book. It was well thought out, definitely one of my all-time favourites from Abbi. To start off, I love cowboys. I've always had an undeniable thing for cowboys, no doubt, and when Abbi Glines's new book series had a cowboy, I just had to read it. 

Mase Colt-Manning they called him. Mase Colt-Manning. I mean, that double last name, I'm loving it. When Reese was first introduced in book 1, When I'm Gone, I knew immediately I'd love her character. After finishing When I'm Gone, I needed the next one and am very pleased with how things were resolved through the transition of book 1 to book 2. However, I must say that much is left to be desired, in a very good way. I really wish Mase and Reese had another book. They have been my favourite couple from Rosemary Beach to date.

The new characters introduced to cause a little trouble: Captain or River, and Aida. They were both incredibly frustrating, especially Aida, and I'm sure that's the purpose they were meant to serve. I actually really liked River, but not as someone interested in Reese. I just hope that he get's a book. Aida doesn't need a book because she was very rude to Reese near the end of the book. She was Mase's childhood friend/"cousin" and she thought she'd always have him and I'm glad that Mase didn't put up with her.

Major was one of my favourites. He always called out everyone on the stupid things they did and I liked that. Just when I was really starting to like Major, there was a little hint going on. He was in Rosemary Beach by the end of the novel, instead of Texas. I have a very strong feeling he will end up with Nan, and I think that would be very sweet. She needs someone like him to keep her stable.

Again, this book has a couple of surprises, just as all the other great novels in this series. Just when you think all the surprises are gone, Abbi adds in a couple more to keep you on your toes. And they are great ones. This book was just fantastic. There can't be enough words to describe this book, it was just awesome, amazing, fantastic... indescribable. 

If you like new adult, romance, chick lit, or any sort of hot cowboy, pick up this book from When I'm Gone, or start at the beginning of the series, Fallen Too Far. Your choice, but I can promise you'll most likely love it if you've previously liked Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, or Jamie McGuire.

Sunday 28 June 2015

Stacking the Shelves ~ JUNE HAUL

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
If you want to find out more about Stacking The Shelves, please visit the official launch page!

It seems as if I haven't done this in a while now, but here's my recent pick-ups!


Chasing River by K.A. Tucker

I haven't read the first two in this series, heck, I haven't read any books by this author but I'm looking forward to the read.

Teaching the Boss by Mallory Crowe

Attraction to the book through its cover. I actually liked it, but not as much as the second.

Teasing the Boss by Mallory Crowe

After reading the first, I jumped into this one hoping for a better outcome, and one was received.

Trusting the Boss by Mallory Crowe

This is the fourth installment in the series by Mallory Crowe and I'm excited to read this one.

At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey

I've seen this all over goodreads and decided, why not request it?

Significance by Shelley Crane

My sister has been trying to get me to read this for years, and it was on for READ NOW on Netgalley, so I thought, why not.

Doing it for Love by Cassie Mae

I remember reading Cassie Mae's first book through Netgalley, and I really liked it. She writes great comedy and after hearing that this baby is like TANGLED by Emma Chase, I can't contain my happiness.

Racing the Sun by Karina Halle

I've seen this author around goodreads and I'm happy to see what the author is like!


Hot Body Year Round by Cassey Ho

I love Cassey's Blogilates and thought her book might be something inspirational and fun!

Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker

This was a gift to me through amazon and delivered to my house. Very excited to read this.

Scorched by J. Lynn

I've been waiting so long for this book. I will most likely start with this from my haul this month!


Burying Water by K.A. Tucker

Sounds like a great read and I've been meaning to read this author for so long. Plus the reasons below, I finally have an excuse to read these!!

Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker

I bought this because I'm part of the Chasing River tour and haven't read the first two, and even though it can be a standalone, I wanted to read the first two.

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young

This book has been on my to-read for years, and I found it in the bookstore. I was so shocked because I thought it was only available through Amazon but I'm glad I picked it up because I wanted to read it for so long.

Collide by Gail McHugh

After falling head-over-heels with AMBER to ASHES, I don't know how I'll be able to put this down once I start it!

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Friday 12 June 2015



They were a storm I never saw coming, an unforeseen heartbreak on the edge of a dangerous cliff.

In AMBER TO ASHES (Atria Paperback; June 9th, 2015), Amber Moretti’s life changes in the span of minutes. An orphaned outsider, she is desperate to start fresh the moment she walks onto campus. In the time it takes to cross the university’s dining hall, she meets two men who bring color, air, and light to her darkened world.

They became my addiction, each a needle to my next hit, my high.

Brock Cunningham’s appeal is dizzying, a potent force Amber can’t deny. A green-eyed smooth talker, he instantly attracts Amber. It doesn’t take long for him to consume her every thought, her every breath.

Ryder Ashcroft, a blue-eyed, tattooed, and pierced bad boy, turns Amber off immediately—that is, until he kisses her, stealing a piece of her heart, her soul.

They were as opposite as fire and ice, yet I ached for them equally. 

Never knowing she could be broken down in so many unexpectedly beautiful yet petrifying ways, Amber finds herself falling for both men.

Immoral? Maybe. I say undeniable. Uncontained.

But one devastating event changes everything, shattering each of their lives...and Amber isn’t sure she can recover from it.

About the author:
Gail McHugh is the author of the New York Times bestsellers Collide and Pulse. She is the mother of three beautiful children and has been married to her husband for fifteen years.

Atria Books Paperback | On sale: June 9, 2015 | 480 pages
ISBN: 9781476766010, $15.00 | eBook ISBN: 9781476766041, $7.99

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I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Reasons: I always go for the bad-boy first, the cocky SOB that I can't help but like. He is that cocky SOB and he makes jokes that I love. He's incredibly kind and sweet to Amber. However, Brock is still on the table for me; he could always make a comeback and be better in my books in the next one, yea?

How can I even begin to explain perfection? Before I really start getting in the details of it all, I've never read a Gail McHugh book in my life, not for a lack of trying that is. I've been trying very hard to read her book Collide for a very long time and still haven't gotten around to it. However, I can promise my fellow readers that I will be reading it soon, because this book was a game-changer.

Gail McHugh; I can't describe to you how well she writes. It has an appeal to it that intrigues you and pulls you deep into the world she's created. The character of Amber to Ashes became a part of me as I was reading the book making me care deeply for each of them on a different level from some other authors I've read before this. To be honest, I didn't go into this book expecting greatness because I've never read a book by the author, but now I must say that I can't go into Collide with anything but very high standards!

This book was a love triangle and not like the YA love triangles were the author can sway her readers into liking one or the other better, I liked Brock and Ryder very equally. It was a very tough decision for me to make when I was trying to decide which I liked better and who I wanted Amber to end up with. Unfortunately, the author's amazing writing sucked me into deep, dark proportions that left me deprived by the ending. A cliff hanger at it's finest, I can't compare it to much other writing I've read.

The characters weren't dry, they were new and very different from one another. As much as it was difficult to watch Amber switch from man-to-man, I can't say I'd do it much different. Both are equally swoon worthy with the ability to be a real man, instead of just physical. There were many supporting characters keeping the story from getting boring, I must say the author really planned out this novel better then expected.

A dark, guttural and raw story, I can only say it gripped me from beginning to end, end to beginning. I was sucked into the worlds of three different people living through their own pain and finding comfort in one another. This book will forever be something to compare to other books.


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Comment below letting me know; Team Ryder? Or Team Brock?