MANIFEST by Golden Czermak

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MANIFEST
by Golden Czermak

Blurb

Oh, hello there! Forgive the tone of surprise; it’s been quite some time since I’ve had a visitor, especially one such as yourself.

This is probably weird for you, talking to a book. Well, let me tell you nothing is weirder than being trapped inside of one. This one in fact.

You still there? Oh good! The name’s Chance. What’s yours?

It’s a pleasure to meet you and even more so that you’ve stuck around! Now this may be a strange request, but I was wondering if it would be possible for you to help me out of my situation?

If so, all I need you to do is open this book to find out more…

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My Review

Very short, quick read, but unlike ANYTHING I’ve read before. I’m not sure what I can say about this awesome book without giving any spoilers. I was sucked in from the beginning. Almost to the point I worried I’d be joining Chase. I’m just absolutely blown away by Mr. Czermak’s talented writing.

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DECADENT DREAMS by Nicole Garcia

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DECADENT DREAMS
by Nicole Garcia

BLURB

Nico

My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I’m near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It’s the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She’s not only my assistant, she’s half my age. She gets under my skin and irritates the shit out of me, yet, one smile, one laugh, and I’m melting into a puddle at her feet. Falling in love with her is a bad idea, a very bad idea because she just may be the one who breaks my heart for good this time.

Phoenix
Nico is my boss. He’s demanding, bitter, brooding, and a downright bully at times. But, all that doesn’t deter me from him at all because I can see the kindness and compassion in his eyes. I know the secret he’s keeping from everyone and why he’s so guarded with his heart. I don’t care about his secret, nor do I care that he’s twice my age. What matters is the undeniable attraction we feel for each other. If only he can just let go of the past and see what’s right in front of him.

 

MY REVIEW

I love the combination of Nico and Phe. The two have vastly different personalities which which makes for some very entertaining moments. But one thing they have in common is both are incredibly stubborn. Both are bad at jumping to conclusions, Nico especially. Enough that a time or two (or five or six) I wanted to reach in the book and slap them upside the head. But fantastic story despite occasional frustration with the behavior of theses two on my part. Now we just need books for Gio and Josh (separately of course). But seriously, watching Nico and Phe is a rollercoaster you don’t want to miss.

Additional on the Audible version….

Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross are without a doubt my two favorite narrators. Both bring the books they read to life. And I could easily listen to them for unending hours. Phenomenal job!

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THE LEARNING HOURS by Sara Ney

He’s not a douchebag;

but that doesn’t stop his friends from

turning him into one.

 

MY FRIENDS WANT ME TO GET LAID.

So much so that they plastered my ugly mug all over campus, in bold printed letters:

Are you the lucky lady who’s going to break our roommate’s cherry?

Him: socially awkward man with average-sized penis looking for willing sexual partner. You: must have pulse. Text him at: 555-254-5551

The morons can’t even spell. And the texts I’ve been receiving are what wet dreams are made of. But I’m not like these douchebags, no matter how hard they try to turn me into one.

THIS ISN’T THE KIND OF ATTENTION I WANT.

One text stands out from hundreds. One number I can’t bring myself to block. She seems different. Hotter, even in black and white.

 

However, after seeing her in person, I know she’s not the girl for me. But my friends won’t let up–they just don’t get it. Douchebags or not, there’s one thing they’ll never understand: GIRLS DON’T WANT ME.

Especially her.

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He’s seated at a table in the far corner when I spot him from the door. He’s not hard to miss–not with his purple t-shirt in a sea of black and yellow, and wavy mussed hair.

He’s slouching, hunched over his table.

Defeated. Tired.

My stomach rolls with nerves, nerves that have me rooted to the spot in the doorway, watching him.
Just watching.

For the entire four minutes I stand here, he sits immobile, studying his laptop, eyes moving along the screen, completely transfixed by whatever he’s reading.

Learning.

“Just go over there,” I whisper to myself, blowing out a puff of pent-up air.

I put one foot in front of the other and begin toward him, spine ramrod straight, steeling myself, prepared for another argument.

Twenty feet.

Fifteen.

Eight.

Two.

“Hi.”

No reply.

“Do you mind if I sit here?” I lay my hand on the back of the wooden chair across from him, intending to pull it out.

He stiffens but doesn’t lift his head. “Yes I mind.”

“Would you mind if I sat at the table next to you?” I’m pushing his buttons, looking for a reaction, but he only spares me a brief glance.

Shrugs. “Free country.”

I bite my lip to hide a smile, glad he didn’t tell me to take a hike…


 MY REVEIW

I like the story for the most part. Some of the college pranks and behaviors really got on my nerves. And I almost stopped listening/reading. Guess I’m too old to REALLY enjoy college age stories. But in the long run, I really liked it the story itself.

The audio left a bit to be desired. Both narrators have great sounding voices and are pleasant to listen to. Muffy Newton did a decent job using different voices for the different charaters. But in my opinion, Josh really didn’t have any distinctive voices for the different characters. For example, Rhett is from Louisiana. Lived there his whole life until transferring to Iowa. He has southern manners and uses southern slang, but almost never had a southern accent. I only hear the occasional hint of a southern “twang”. 

 

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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DRUNK ON YOU by Harper Sloan

 

 

Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000039_00005]It was supposed to be fun.

A mutual use of each other’s bodies.

To be a ruse to the world around us.

I wanted to be free from my ex, and he wanted to escape his.

 

One drunken night turned a joke into a life-changing moment.

He warned me not to fall for him, and I should’ve listened.

 

He intoxicated me.

He made me crave him.

He ruined me.

In the end, I’ll never be the same.

 

 

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My Review

 

Overall I did really enjoy this book. But I do have to say, at the beginning of this book, I was not a fan of Shane, but I adore Nikki. Both Nikki and Shane were “introduced” in a previous book (When I’m With You), but this is a standalone book. Nikki is Ember’s best friend and I love the bond between these two women. Shane is Nate’s friend and business partner, so Ember and Nate make appearances. Nikki and Shane both having clingy exes makes for an interesting twist. So does Shane’s fluent use of French on occasion (don’t worry, it’s all translated). There are certainly some twists I didn’t expect and an issue/question or two I wish had been resolved (but that’s my wishful thinking).

All in all, another sexy, scorching hot book from Ms. Sloan. She will always be one of my click-first-read-the-synopsis-later authors. I have never been disappointed in anything she has written.

 

 

harper1Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn’t writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.

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DRUNK DIAL by Penelope Ward

DRUNK DIAL
by Penelope Ward

I’ve read all of the books so far co-written by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. But I think this is the first book I’ve read my Ms. Ward herself. I have to say I really enjoyed it.
It was fairly comical when Rana calls Landon out of the blue when she was stinking drunk. But the renewing of an old friendship and the start of a new romance was fun to watch. My absolute favorite has to be the thought and planning Landon put into their first date. And as everyone’s secrets came out, it was interesting seeing how the other dealt with the reveal.

Definitely a page turner. Hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

 

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THICK by Scott Hildreth

THICK
by Scott Hildreth

Not exactly how I pictured the end for the FFMC series, but wouldn’t change a thing. I enjoyed how this all kind of ties Thick, Nut and His Rules together. It’s still very much a stand alone, in my opinion.

Bobbi and Tate meet in one of the most unconventional ways. I mean really, he’s an inmate in Federal prison and she is a guard there. How much more strange do you need? If you are after a book with lots of sex, this might not be the book for you. What this book does have is a whole lot of heart. The way Bobbi and Tate’s relationship develop couldn’t have been written any better.

The FFMC will forever be a favorite of mine. I’m dying to delve more into Mr. Hildreth’s books. Who knows where I’ll go next… Selected Sinners, Mafia Made or any of his others. But I do know I’m looking forward to it.

 

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HIS RULES by Scott Hildreth 


HIS RULES
by Scott Hildreth

I know I personally set out to read the entire series of Mr. Hildreth’s Filthy Fuckers series. While His Rules isn’t truly part of the series, detective Marc Watson is in appears frequently in the previous books. And Mr. Hildreth did release this before Thick the final book. Well, I’m off to start Thick now, but here’s my review for His Rules
My Review

Marc Watson is NOT your typical book boyfriend. He is a unique man to say the least. And when he and Taryn first met, I bust up laughing. Taryn has quite the imagination when drinking.

But when the relationship starts under Marc’s 30 day get-to-know-each-other-but-no-sex rule, things get interesting. My favorite little bit has to be Taryn’s very unique use of perfume one evening. Things like that, have to make me wonder where they come up with that.

Once again, Mr. Hildreth did not disappoint. His Rules is not your typical romance, but for myself, it was a very welcome change of pace.

 

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NUTS by Scott Hildreth

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NUTS
by Scott Hildreth 

 

Ok, I’ll admit, I’m about a week late posting this review. Just realized tonight I hadn’t posted it yet.

My Review

 

Percy/P-Nut is a very unique individual. He’s been neighbors with Joey and her step dad for years. P-Nut definitely has a heart of gold. He does some questionable things with good intentions. Joey is the perfect one to balance out his crazy. The ATF agent is a perfect example.

As much as I’m loving this series, I have to put the series aside and read a couple other books i committed to. But I’m eager to get back and finish this series. Scott Hildreth has quickly become one of my favorite authors.

 

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RIGID by Scott Hildreth

RIGID
by Scott Hildreth

I’m still going strong with this series. Loving all the characters so far.

My Review

There are definitely some surprises in this book. Smoke/Smokey is a very interesting man. (You don’t hear his real name, Grayson, is this story as much as the other guys in the previous books.) Smokey and Sandy have to be one of my favorite couples in this series. Smokey, a single dad for 17 yrs, is not one to do relationships. But an unexpected surprise and looks like that may change. I loved Smokey’s daughter, Eddie. That girl is just like her father. And the introduction of Smokey’s friend, P-Nut, had me rolling.
I’m on a roll and don’t plan on stopping just yet, on to Nuts!

 

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DIRTY by Scott Hildreth

 

DIRTY
by Scott Hildreth

OK, I’m officially hooked on this series.

 

My Review

DIRTY is definitely more of an edge of your seat type of book. The way this starts with Alexandra/Lex, that should happen to no one. And would be something she will have to live with through no fault of her own. But Cholo/Adam finds her and the others. Rescues them and then one of the sweetest love stories starts. Yes, there is a 10 year difference between Cholo & Lex, but the relationship that develops is a magical one. I loved Cholo’s awkward questions to Crip and Pee Bee. But their troubles are not over. The gang Cholo helped rescue the girls from, they now want their drug money.

This was one book I had a really hard time putting down. The detective shows up again, starting to like him a bit better, but he still calls Pee Bee “Peanut Butter”. Now, on to RIGID (see told you I was hooked!)

 

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