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Uncharted (Unexpected #3) by Claudia Burgoa

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Uncharted (Unexpected #3) by Claudia BurgoaUncharted by Claudia Burgoa
Published July 2015
Series: Unexpected #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dramatic Romance
five-stars
Format: eARC

Note: I was granted an advanced reader's copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my rating or the content of my review.
 

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Jacob

As a rule, men don’t grow up believing in a happily ever after. We don’t believe in meeting the love of our lives; or the white picket fence, and 2.5 children. Every man thinks that those stupid dreams or fantasies are just nonexistent shit until it happens to them. We should have been forewarned.

I wish I was prepared for someone to appear in my life and change all my priorities. I suddenly wanted that fence and children. The part of meeting the love of my life became very real, but I wasn’t ready for suddenly losing it all, and my life plummeting into this shithole forever.

The heartbreak of losing your soulmate is one of the worst pains you will ever live with. I should campaign and warn the young people. Vaccinate against love because if you lose it, you could lose yourself for the rest of your life. The burden on your back will forever mark you and wither away your soul, darkening your days and the rest of your natural life.

This isn’t false advertisement or a dramatic display of one bitter soul.

Pria

I fought by my mother's side until her last breath, and tried to help my father until his last memories dissipated. My sister is the last one standing, but her life is a miracle that can end at any given moment. All my life I’ve never been alone, but always felt lonely.

Today, my options on how to live my life are endless, yet my heart and my best friend limit them. Stay in Seattle, close to the one person that will never let me inside his world.

The thug, as mom would've called him. A man with a bad boy attitude and a heart bigger than the ocean.

Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha Young

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Moonlight on Nightingale Way (On Dublin Street #6) by Samantha YoungMoonlight on Nightingale Way by Samantha Young
Published June 2015
Series: On Dublin Street #6
Genres: Contemporary Romance
three-half-stars
Format: eBook
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Logan spent two years paying for the mistakes he made. Now, he’s ready to start over. He has a great apartment, a good job, and plenty of women to distract him from his past. And one woman who is driving him to distraction…

Grace escaped her manipulative family by moving to a new city. Her new life, made to suit her own needs, is almost perfect. All she needs to do is find her Mr. Right—or at least figure out a way to ignore her irresistible yet annoying womanizer of a neighbor.

Grace is determined to have nothing to do with Logan until a life-changing surprise slowly begins turning the wild heartbreaker into exactly the kind of strong, stable man she’s been searching for. Only just when she begins to give into his charms, her own messy past threatens to derail everything they’ve worked to build…

Black Iris by Leah Raeder

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Black Iris by Leah RaederBlack Iris by Leah Raeder
Published April 2015
Genres: Dark Romance, Romantic Suspense
one-half-stars
Format: eBook
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It only took one moment of weakness for Laney Keating’s world to fall apart. One stupid gesture for a hopeless crush. Then the rumors began. Slut, they called her. Queer. Psycho. Mentally ill, messed up, so messed up even her own mother decided she wasn't worth sticking around for.

If Laney could erase that whole year, she would. College is her chance to start with a clean slate.

She's not looking for new friends, but they find her: charming, handsome Armin, the only guy patient enough to work through her thorny defenses—and fiery, filterless Blythe, the bad girl and partner in crime who has thorns of her own.

But Laney knows nothing good ever lasts. When a ghost from her past resurfaces—the bully who broke her down completely—she decides it's time to live up to her own legend. And Armin and Blythe are going to help.

Which was the plan all along.

Because the rumors are true. Every single one. And Laney is going to show them just how true.

She's going to show them all.

Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend #4) by Monica Murphy

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Four Years Later (One Week Girlfriend #4) by Monica MurphyFour Years Later by Monica Murphy
Published March 2014
Series: One Week Girlfriend #4
Genres: Young Adult
three-half-stars
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Over. That about sums up everything in my life. Suspended from my college football team and forced to cut back my hours at The District bar because of my crappy grades, I can’t keep turning to my sister, Fable, and her pro-football playing husband, Drew, to bail me out. I just can’t seem to find my own way. Weed and sex are irresistible temptations—and it’s messed up that I secretly hand over money to our junkie mom. A tutor is the last thing I want right now—until I get a look at her.

Chelsea is not my type at all. She’s smart and totally shy. I’m pretty sure she’s even a virgin. But when she gives me the once over with those piercing blue eyes, I’m really over. But in a different way. I won’t deny her ass is killer, but it’s her brain and the way she seems to crave love—like no one’s ever given her any—that make me want her more than any girl I’ve ever met. But what would someone as seemingly together as her ever see in a screwed up guy like me?

Quarter Life Crisis: A Novel by Patrick Anderson Jr.

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Quarter Life Crisis: A Novel by Patrick Anderson Jr.Quarter Life Crisis: A Novel by Patrick Anderson Jr.
Published August 2014
Genres: New Adult
three-half-stars
Format: ARC

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Sean is a twenty-five year old disenchanted college grad who just rediscovered his love for video games, which is only exceeded by his love for weed and alcohol.

Lauren's a twenty-four year old college dropout turned working mother, who's just walked in on her husband (and the father of her two year old son) having sex with another woman in their apartment.

Sean meets Lauren. Lauren meets Sean. Then their real stories begin.

Together, Sean and Lauren represent a large portion of our society, a generation of individuals entering their mid- and late-twenties in the new millennium. Many of them have been told to dream big and aim high, that the next four years will be the best of their lives (a depressing thought). A few of them fulfill these dreams. Most don't, and in a time when acquiring a college degree has become more an expectation than an accomplishment, Sean and Lauren must break the mold society's set in front of them if they ever hope to achieve true happiness.

Hate To Love You by Elise Alden

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Hate To Love You by Elise AldenHate To Love You by Elise Alden
Published June 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dramatic Romance
five-stars
Format: ARC

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Despite my slutty reputation, I was technically a virgin at eighteen. But it turns out all those sex-ed teachers aren’t just trying to scare you. The faint positive on a budget pregnancy test sent me spinning, moments before meeting my sister’s snooty new fiancé.

Shaking hands with upper-crusty James was like downing a triple shot of vodka. Dizzy with desire, confused by my body’s reaction, and shocked by the possessiveness flashing in his eyes, I deceived him that night and told the world at their wedding reception.

The truth?
I slept with my sister’s fiancé. Hot and sweaty, all night long in a room so dark he couldn’t tell I wasn’t her.

The lie?
Said fiancé is the father of my child. The one I signed over my rights to just before he was born.

That was seven years ago.

It’s time to come clean.