Waiting on Wednesday (46): Bitter Sweet Love

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Bitter Sweet Love

Author: Michael Faudet
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: October 25 2016


Bitter Sweet Love is the much-anticipated second collection of internationally best-selling poet Michael Faudet, author of Dirty Pretty Things, a finalist in the 2015 Goodreads Readers Choice Awards.

Michael Faudet’s whimsical and often erotic writing has captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, loss, relationships, and sex. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories.

Why am I waiting…


I came across this a couple of weeks ago on Goodreads and almost lost it!
Many of you know I love poetry, but I’m not sure if you guys know that I absolutely LOVED Dirty Pretty Things. I read it and haven’t been able to stop rereading it.


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Review: Last Seen Leaving

Last Seen Leaving

Author: Caleb Roehrig
Genre: YA, LGBT, Mystery, Suspense
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Publication Date: October 4 2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 258
Source: NetGalley


Flynn’s girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can’t answer, and her friends are telling stories that don’t add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January’s boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.



Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ 



There was a corpse in my neighbour’s front yard.



Let me start of with saying that I haven’t read any of the popular must read suspense/mystery thrillers yet. So while many were pitching this as a YA Gone Girl I really had nothing to compare to as I haven’t read Gone Girl yet.

Last Seen Leaving starts off with such a descriptive paragraph that had me instantly hooked and intrigued. Right away we start off finding out January missing (this isn’t a spoiler, it’s in the synopsis) and Flynn’s journey for answer and solving her disappearance begins. With trying to piece together what happened to January, Flynn learns that she had a lot of secrets. However, January isn’t the only one with secrets.

The whole book is from Flynn’s POV which I found was realistic, relatable, and humours. From the start I really liked Flynn’s character, his journey of self discovery and character growth is what really made me love this story. Caleb Roehrig did a fantastic job bringing Flynn’s character to life and making his voice stand out. While trying to piece together January’s disappearance Flynn is also reflecting on his life and the secret he’s keeping.

There was also a great selection of secondary characters.

  • Kaz, I won’t say much because I don’t want to spoil anything…but OMG I LOVED KAZ!! I only wish this book was a little bit longer so that there was more Kaz time.
  • Micah, Flynn’s best friend since they were 2 years old. I felt like Micah’s reaction and acceptance to what was going on with Flynn was realistic and a great approach.
  • Tiana, Micah’s girlfriend, Flynn’s friend, January’s best friend. I like that Flynn had Tiana’s support and there conversations about January. Since Tiana and January were best friends their connection and thoughts of what happened to her were interested for readers to observe.

Last Seen Leaving had a great plot layout and a strong pace. Although, I couldn’t help but feel like it fell into that rut or what I like to call middle of the book syndrome. The first half was great and kept my attention but then I felt like there were filler pages (four chapters) with things were being drawn out. But it picked right back up and I couldn’t tear myself away from this book.

Would I recommend Last Seen Leaving? I imagine that if you’ve read Gone Girl, or maybe you’re a fan of mystery/suspense books then you’ll enjoy Last Seen Leaving. Caleb Roehrig is defiantly an author I will be keeping my eye on!


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About Caleb Roehrig

Caleb Roehrig is a writer and television producer originally from Ann Arbor, Michigan. Having also lived in Chicago, Los Angeles, and Helsinki, Finland, he has a chronic case of wanderlust, and can recommend the best sights to see on a shoestring budget in over thirty countries. A former actor, Roehrig has experience on both sides of the camera, with a résumé that includes appearances on film and TV—as well as seven years in the stranger-than-fiction salt mines of reality television. In the name of earning a paycheck, he has: hung around a frozen cornfield in his underwear, partied with an actual rock-star, chatted with a scandal-plagued politician, and been menaced by a disgruntled ostrich.

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Waiting on Wednesday (44): Beautiful

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Author: Christina Lauren
Series: Beautiful Bastard #5
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication Date: October 4 2016


The tenth work in the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling series that started with Beautiful Bastard.

A new couple finds love, and the casts of the previous books join in to celebrate this series finale in the most Beautiful way possible.

Why am I waiting…


Sigh. Why must all good things come to an end?
I absolutely love the Beautiful Bastard series and I’m sad to see this series come to an end, but I’m excited to read about this new couple and get to see my favourites again🙂


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Waiting on Wednesday (43): The Universe of Us

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The Universe of Us

Author: Lang Leav
Genre: Poetry
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Publication Date: October 4 2016
Format: Paperback & ebook
Pre-Order: Amazon | B&N | Indigo
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International best-selling author of Love & Misadventure, Lullabies (Goodreads Readers Choice Award), and Memories Lang Leav presents a completely new collection of poetry with a celestial theme in The Universe of Us.

Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found. Lang’s poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words.

Why am I waiting…

If you follow me on Instagram or maybe even Goodreads you probably know I have a love for Poetry and of course Lang Leav.

Everyone’s interruption of what is Poetry is different, and I love Lang Leav’s take on it. Her poems are raw, relatable, deep, and inspiring. If you haven’t checked out her work, get on it! Don’t let the reviews decide for you. Be your own judge🙂

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Review: Breaking Him

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Breaking Him

Author: Sherilee Gray
Genre: Adult, Erotica, Romance
Publisher: Entangled: Scorched
Publication Date: September 5 2016
Format: eARC
Pages: 142
Source: Entangled Publishing


Folks in town call him a monster—say he’s dangerous. But I know him simply as Elijah Hays, the quiet, gentle giant who works with the horses on my ranch. I can feel him watching me, that steady intense gaze making me crave things I don’t quite understand, burn in a way that frightens me. He’s always kept his distance…until that night.

I remember him coming to my rescue, me following him into the barn, giving him his first taste of a woman, and his inexperienced yet barely reined touch turning me to ash.

Now all I can think about is exposing the dark desire I see deep inside him—having him turn those dark desires on me. That low, gritty voice rasping orders in my ear. Those huge, rough hands holding me down when a storm blows in.

I want his surrender. His control. I want to break him…and have him break me…



Rating: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥. 5



“The dry Montana heat was unforgiving today. Dust coated the back of my throat, my sweat-slicked skin prickling from the harsh midday sun.”

Things I Liked:

Things I Loved: Elijah! The chemistry between Elijah and Abigail

Things I Disliked:

Is it just me or is it hot in here?!

I went into Breaking Him not really remembering what the book was about but from the first page Sherilee Gray had me hooked. Sherilee has such a way with words that had me easily visualizing every single thing that took place in Breaking Him. And I mean EVERY SINGLE THING, sex scenes and all🙂. This was my first read by Sherilee Gray and I remember hearing on Goodreads that she knows how to keep things dirty & steamy.

“That alone was hot enough, but something about seeing the magnificent man in front of me, his tall, built body against a shelf full of well-read books—it was the sexiest thing I’d ever seen.

Oh dear God, he was magnificent.”

Breaking Him is about Abigail trying to keep her ranch after her dad has passed away. Elijah Hays has been working on the ranch since before her dad’s passing. While Elijah isn’t a man of many words the small town fear him because of his past. There was just something about Elijah Hays. From the moment that Abigail is describing him to readers I was intrigued. And I only continued to getting intrigued the more Eli appeared on the page.

“But if what people said was true, no one had ever squeezed that magnificent ass. No one had seen what he had hidden behind that straining zipper, either…”

I would loved if we actually had a POV from Elijah, there were so many moments that left me dying to know what he was thinking! Also, when it came to Elijah’s history and why the town is so afraid of him I wanted more information about his past. However, I liked how everything came together in the end.

Would I recommend Breaking Him? Yes! If you’re in the mood for something steamy and light then give this a read!




He smelled of clean sweat, the outdoors, the soap he used. The combination was incredibly sexy. I uncurled his fingers and rested his hand just above my heart. My top was low cut, so we were skin to skin, and my body went up in flames from that simple touch. I watched him, gauging his reaction. His eyes were locked on his fingers. His hands were scarred with cracks and gouges, dark and stained, as clean as they ever got. The contrast against my lighter, smooth, unblemished skin was startling—exciting.
“Is this what you want?” I asked softly.
He dipped his head again, fingers flexing slightly, stare intent, scorching. “More?”
“Yes…please.” Oh God, the way he said it, deep, rough… I jammed my legs together, the throb between my thighs making me reckless, making me do things, say things, I might not usually.
But here in the barn, so quiet and still, it was just us and this moment. I couldn’t stop even if I wanted to. Wrapping my fingers around his thick wrist, the coarse hairs tickling my skin, I lowered his hand slowly, until his palm grazed the swell of my breast. “You ever touched a woman here, Eli?”
He shifted his weight from one foot to the other, jaw tightening, then shook his head.
I could barely believe it. No, he didn’t talk much, kept to himself, but he was smart, gorgeous, and a harder worker I’d never met. “Why not?”
He didn’t answer, just kept his eyes locked with mine. An answer wasn’t necessary. I knew why—the same reason everyone in this town kept their distance. Fear. I moved his hand lower, struggling to breathe when the rough skin of his palm dragged over my hard, aching nipple. He swallowed audibly and made another one of those hungry, low sounds.
“Your skin’s so hot,” I whispered, curling my fingers around his, encouraging him to squeeze me. He flexed them, but he didn’t let up this time, no, he pressed in, tightening around me in a way that had me soaking my panties. “Feels good?”
“Yes, ma’am.” When he said those words, there was a spark of something thrilling in his eyes. His nostrils flared. “Better than good.”
Dear God, it was. What the hell was I doing?

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Sherilee Gray

Sherilee Gray writes sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance. Stories full of heat and high emotion, following stubborn characters as they fight against the odds… and their happily ever after. She’s a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful NZ with her husband and their two children. When not writing or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.

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