K-Drama Review: Temperature of Love || A Writer + Chef = A Heart-fluttering Romance

Show Name: Temperature of Love
Episodes: 40 (half an hour episodes)
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]
Director: Nam Gun
Cast: Seo Hyun-Jin, Yang Se-Jong, Jo Bo-Ah, Kim Jae-Wook, Sim Hee-Seop, Lee Mi-Sook, Lee Cho-Hee, Ji Il-Joo, etc.
My Rating:


Hyun Soo is an aspiring drama series writer. She uses “Jane” as her username and begins chatting with username “Chakhan Seupeu” (‘Good Soup’) online. “Chakhan Seupeu” is actually Jung Sun. He dreams of becoming a French food chef. They meet in real life.

THAT is the vaguest blurb ever!!! Don’t listen to it, I mean don’t focus on it!

This drama made my heart flutter. It was something else. I loved every moment of it. Only if this hadn’t dragged in the middle, it could have been a 5 star for me. But it was still worth a watch, I don’t regret a minute of it.

Hyun Soo (Seo Hyun-Jin) is an aspiring scriptwriter. Jung Sun (Yang Se-Jong) wants to open his own restaurant someday. When they meet, sparks fly but Hyun Soo firmly believes her career comes first and when she realises the truth about her feelings, it’s already too late as Jung Sun goes away to Paris. They meet again after five years and realise they still have feelings for each other.

The story starts in the present day but takes us on a flashback ride to the first time Hyun Soo and Jung Sun meet for the first time. The chemistry between the two main leads was off the charts!! That was the first thing that made me want to watch this show. It was just so beautiful, so effing beautiful. This drama focuses on their lives and how even a beautiful relationship has to face the trails of love. I also loved the fact that the female lead was 6 years older than the male lead, it created an interesting dynamic.

This drama is character-centric and it is beautifully executed. Hyun Soo and Jung Sun although are in different places in life but they click immediately. There is an instant attraction between them but Hyun Soo’s refuses to develop anything between them but as they spend more time together, she can’t help but fall for him but she loses that chance. They accidentally meet after 5 years and from there onwards starts a whole new journey.

This time it’s Jung Sun who is apprehensive despite having feelings for her because she already rejected him once. I simply loved how this situation was handled and how Hyun Soo finally proved that this was forever and she was never letting go again. Oh, God!! I literally cried, it was so intense and full of emotions! They were simply perfect for each other. Their romance was the freaking best ever!! ❤

The thing with second male leads is, either you can’t decide which team you are on or you simply hate them. For this drama, I absolutely loathed the 2nd male lead (Kim Jae-Wook). I actually liked him at first, he invested in Jung Sun’s restaurant and Hyun Soo’s writing career. He was a good friend. I don’t know, I think he felt that he kind of owned them. He uses his power and money to create a rift between Hyun Soo and Jung Sun because of his feelings for Hyun Soo. It was wrong on sooo many levels. Both the main leads confront him but he didn’t sway from his place until the very end despite knowing everything. Though I was relieved when he actually understood he was never going to be the one for Hyun Soo and finally made peace with it and the main leads but I don’t think I would have been that forgiving.

Also, Ji Hong-A (Jo Bo-Ah) sometimes made no sense. She was a brat and used to getting what she wants, the only interesting that happened related to her was how she handled that rude director (Song Young-Kyu) where no one ever could. She also didn’t deserve Choi Won-Joon (Sim Hee-Seop) but I won’t say that I was totally against it either.

This drama also showed the narrow-minded mentality of some people. When Hyun Soo’s parents were first introduced, they were absolutely adorable but when they saw Jung Sun’s mother, she straight on decided she didn’t like the whole family. Just because the parent is messed up, doesn’t mean that child is useless. I mean, Jung Sun had to go through a difficult childhood because of his abusive father and his lavish mother who didn’t care about anything after the divorce. Instead of giving him more love, Hyun Soo’s mother tries to avoid him as much as possible. Hwangbo Kyung (Lee Cho-Hee) and Kim Joon-Ha (Ji Il-Joo) were the comic relief of this drama. They were both so cute and hilarious at the same time.

One of the fact that made me really irritated was how Hyun Soo pushed Jung Sun to open up everything about his past. It took a long time for her to understand he eventually would when he was ready. Also, another thing that bothered me was Hyun Soo’s request to Jung Sun not to go away when he got a great offer, it was kind of selfish, well it was not actually a request but it would have felt better coming from Jung Sun rather than Hyun Soo herself but then again I remember a show I had seen a lot of years ago where the characters faced the same situation and I was begging for the hero to ask his lady love to stay. So, I kind of contradicted my own opinion. So, I would say that although it was selfish, I could see where she was coming from. They already lost 5 years, they weren’t ready to give up anymore.

Overall, Temperature of Love was an amazing show despite that it stretched a bit in the middle too much. But this drama was realistically portrayed a lot of things. There were so many characters which added a rich layer to the story and the romance was the best aspect among them all. The acting was brilliant and I couldn’t have been more happy with the cast.

Recommend it?


So guys, have you watched this drama? Do you watch K-Dramas or are you interested in watching?

Review: Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry || Blog Tour || Where the Music Broke the Barrier

Welcome to my tour stop of Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry hosted by  Social Butterfly PR.

Title: Behind the Bars
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry
Series: Music Street, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 373, Ebook
Published:  December 7th, 2017
Source: I received an eARC of this book for the blog tour in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.
The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.
Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.
And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.
She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.


Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.
Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.
When we met again, I became her darkest storm.

Oooooh my goodness! I didn’t expect this book to be so good! I mean, I had pretty high expectations since I have read mostly raving reviews of the author’s other books, so I didn’t let the chance of reading this one slip from my hands and now I can see where all those ravings come from. This book undoubtedly was one of the best New-Adult and second chance romance I have read this year.

Jasmine and Elliot were miles different from each other but music was the one thing that brought them together. But their romance was short lived since Jasmine’s mother had other plans for her “bright future”. After six years, she is finally back in town but nothing is the same anymore. Both of them have cracks in their life which could or couldn’t be fulfilled with new music.

This book was really beautiful, from the beginning until the very end. Elliot is a shy and bullied boy in school but with a saxophone in his hand, he becomes someone else. Whereas Jasmine’s love for soul music knows no bounds but her mother/manager won’t let her pursue something unrealistic as she believes pop will be the best for her career. Elliot didn’t believe that someone as smart and beautiful like Jasmine could like him but music was the one thing they both cherished and loved and it connected them together.

“Sometimes people don’t need words, Elliott. Sometimes they just need the space to feel what they need to feel, with someone present as a reminder that they’re not alone.”

I loved how their relationship built slowly but the music was always present. In their friendship, in their relationship, in every small moment. I loved Elliot’s habit of answering everything with a question and Jasmine personality, despite having that kind of a mother she still didn’t judge anyone with just one glance. Jasmine’s mother is the one who drags her overseas for her career. She just wanted to be loved and accepted by her mother and that’s why she kept listening to her without any complaint.

“Every person had lyrics in their life that were too painful to sing.”

But everything has a limit. Goooosh!! (I kept tying aigooo!) I hated her so much, she didn’t really care for Jasmine at all, I thought at some point she was going to be the mother Jasmine wanted, at least try but that woman was already gone far off the edge. In contrast, Jasmine’s step-dad Ray was absolutely wonderful. He cherished his princess and she was the only reason he stayed in the relationship with Jasmine’s mother although she ended up ruining that too but the father-daughter bond never disappeared. It was really sooooo sweet!

“You’re the music in a mute world, and my heart beats because you’re here.”

The romance between Jasmine and Elliot was heartwarming, there was the thrill of the anticipation and in the way, everything was executed made the romance even beautiful. Jasmine tried to stay in contact with Elliot but eventually, they lost touch without knowing that tragedy that swept away Elliot’s music. It was really heartbreaking to see the person whose life was music stay away from it. What Elliot had to go through broke my heart, I was really having a hard time reading through my blurry tear streaming eyes but that didn’t mean Jasmine had an easy time as well. After six whole years, Jasmine meets a different Elliot but it’s only with her, he finally starts opening up to.

“One can’t truly heal if they pretend the cracks don’t exist.”

After the year leap, both the characters have grown up and matured but somewhere despite not being able to stay connected with each other, the love still remained. It was absolutely wonderful to see the characters heal each other through their love and music, both of them were hurting but when they were together, everything hurt less. Also, TJ was the best ever music teacher, without him I don’t think they would have been able to find their way back to each other.

Overall, Behind the Bars was a fantastic read! It had all the elements I love in an NA book and so much more. The romance between Elliot and Jasmine was beautiful and I loved their character growth. I was definitely satisfied with how everything was wrapped up in the end but I didn’t want to let go of the characters! The writing was beautiful and smooth and the pace was even throughout the book. Brittainy C. Cherry has made it to my top romance authors list and I will definitely be checking out the rest of her books!!!

Recommend it?


Author Bio:

Hi! I’m Brittainy! Join me as we travel through my mind as a Romance Author. This includes such things as my random thoughts, tricks, tips, things I’m learning, things I’m re-learning, things I’m forgetting, and my weird ways of crafting stories.

Author Links:

Facebook || Twitter || Newsletter || Blog

Purchase Links:

Amazon US || Amazon UK || Amazon CA || Amazon AU

So guys, have you read this book yet? What did you think about it? And if you haven’t, is it in your tbr? Have you read any other books by this author?

Review: The Perfectly Imperfect Match by Kendra C. Highley || Imperfectly adorable!

Title: The Perfectly Imperfect Match
Author: Kendra C. Highley
Series: Suttonville Sentinels, book 3 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 218 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: July 10th 2017 by Entangled: Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Pitcher Dylan Dennings has his future all mapped out: make the minors straight out of high school, work his way up the farm system, and get called up to the majors by the time he’s twenty-three. The Plan has been his sole focus for years, and if making his dreams come true means instituting a strict ” no girls” policy, so be it.

Lucy Foster, needlepoint ninja, big sister to an aspiring pitcher, and chicken advocate, likes a little mayhem. So what if she gets lost taking her brother to baseball camp…at her own high school? The pitching coach, some hotshot high school player, obviously thinks she’s a hot mess. Too bad he’s cute, because he’s so not her type.

Problem is, they keep running into each other, and every interaction sparks hotter than the last. But with Dylan’s future on the line, he has to decide whether some rules are made to be broken…

Disclaimer: This book contains a crazy night of moonlit skinny-dipping, a combustible crush, and kisses swoony enough to unwind even the most Type A athlete.

This book was just so freaking cute and adorable!!! I loved it so much, this book was a quick read and it was the perfect mixture of everything I loved! You can read my review of book 1: The Bad Boy Bargain, here and book 2: Swinging at Love, here.

After Dylan’s initial heartbreak, all he wanted to do was focus on his baseball career. But when Lucy Foster enters his life, a lot of things start to happen differently. And after their first meeting, he doesn’t want anything to do with her, despite everything the chemistry between them is undeniable. Both of them are complete opposites, would a relationship between them be ever possible?

The plot of this book was fun and engaging. We first got a glimpse of Dylan in book 2 of this series where he fell for the same girl as his best friend. But now, he’s over that fact and he only wants to focus on his baseball. Dylan and Lucy come face to face for the first time when Lucy comes to drop off her brother for baseball coaching under him. And that’s when their face off starts! This book is not exactly enemies to lovers but quite close to that and I enjoyed every moment of it. The tension between them was quite palpable and I looved the angst! Both Dylan and Lucy were completely different from each other, whereas Dylan was the uptight and career oriented, Lucy was living in the moment kind of girl and hence, they balanced each other perfectly. 

Underneath everything, Lucy had another side other than the carefree attitude. She took care of her mother, did stitches and embroidery in their shop and also took care of her little brother while her father served in te army. I enjoyed the family aspect of this book too. Especially Otis, Lucy’s little brother. He was just so damn adorable! And he reminded me a little of my kiddie brother. His insecurity was understandable when he voiced his opinion why he didn’t want them to date. But when he saw his sister hurt and crying, the way he defended Lucy’s honour in front of Dylan was just damn, too adorable!!! That scene was one of my absolute favourite in the entire book.

Despite all the differences, Dylan and Lucy both wanted to give them a chance. The chemistry between them was the off the charts and even they saw that. Their relationship escalated quickly and I have no complaints in that matter. I freaking loved the romance between them so much! Albeit, Dylan did mess up and to make up for his wrongdoing, the things he did was the sweetest ever and it melted my heart.

Overall, The Perfectly Imperfect Match was a fantastic read! The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with each and every character! I loved the chemistry between our two main leads, Lucy and Dylan. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by this author!

Recommend it?


So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Have you read any other book by this author?

Review: A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas || An Epic tale of politics, intrigue and romance

Title: A Court of Wings and Ruin
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, book 3
Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Retelling, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Warm
Page Count and Format: 699 pages, Paperback
Published: May 2nd, 2017 by Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Source: Purchased
My Rating:


Blurb (from Goodreads):

A nightmare, I’d told Tamlin. I was the nightmare.

Feyre has returned to the Spring Court, determined to gather information on Tamlin’s maneuverings and the invading king threatening to bring Prythian to its knees. But to do so she must play a deadly game of deceit—and one slip may spell doom not only for Feyre, but for her world as well. As war bears down upon them all, Feyre must decide who to trust amongst the dazzling and lethal High Lords—and hunt for allies in unexpected places.

This book was a blast!! I had so many emotions, I laughed, I cried, I swooned, basically, it was a whirlwindy ride and I couldn’t put the book down! You can read my review of book 1: A Court of Thorns and Roses, here and book 2: A Court of Mist and Fury, here.

*Majorish Spoilerish!*

After everything went downhill when Tamlin sold them off to Hybern to get Feyre back, she is forced to return to the Spring Court with Tamlin and Lucien but keeps her facade on of being on their side. Too much, too soon, she becomes face to face with too many dangers, and she is sure of one thing, a war is coming. A big one. She is ready to defend her home or matter what or die trying.

“Night Triumphant – and the Stars Eternal.
If he was the sweet, terrifying darkness, I was the glittering light that only his shadows could make clear.”

This book was seriously EPIC!! So many freaking things happened. The plot kept me engaged from the very first page until the last. After Tamlin’s ambush which led to Feyre’s sisters turning into Feys against their will, Feyre only wants revenge for what he did to her family. And by family, not only her sisters but selling the whole of Prythian into the hands of Hybern. I absolutely loved seeing another side of her and how she manipulated Tamlin’s soldiers and his people against him, not that he wasn’t to be blamed for his actions, he absolutely deserved what he got.

“What we think to be our greatest weakness can sometimes be our biggest strength.”

I am someone who doesn’t enjoy politics much, but I have to vastly defer in this case. The politics, the intrigue were absolutely mind-blowing and I was continuously on the edge of what was going to happen next. This book did a fairly great job of maintaining a certain amount of mystery which made this book unpredictable and which is something I absolutely loved.

The family aspect of this book continued to amaze me. I loved how much Mor, Cassian, Azriel and of course Rhysand were a family to each other and comrades later. Rhysand and Feyre were so amazing! I loved them even more in this book and the romance between them was explosive as hell!

“I see all of you, Rhys. And there is not one part that I do not love with everything I am.”

Also, Nesta and Elain were definitely another interesting aspects in this book. I loved the fact that things finally became the way it was supposed to be between Feyre and Nesta, although not fully but it was a start. I seriously didn’t expect that blow from Elain in the battlefield but it was kickass and also how afterwards Nesta finished the job! Simply mind-blowing.

The only one negative aspect of this book, which I felt was that the middle portion dragged a bit. And it started to feel that the main execution of the war would fall short but I am glad I was proved wrong. I admit, I kind of wanted a bit more action from Feyre in the actual war but overall, it was simply devastating (in a good way!) and executed perfectly! Tamlin’s change of side didn’t make me forgive him, in fact when the actual meeting started before the war, I didn’t loathe him more in that one particular moment when he understands Feyre’s truth and that was also the moment I loved Rhysand the most and how he defeated his mate as well as his High Lady’s honour.

“I blinked at my mate. Then grinned, not bothering to hide the savagery within it. “Hybern has no idea about the hell that’s about to rain down upon them, do they.” “Here’s to family reunions,” was all Rhys said.

Everything came down to the war. They were facing Hybern, who were undefeatable especially with the help of the Cauldron. Although with so many allies and a few of their hidden weapons, they still fell short. There were a few moments my heart nearly gave out, especially in the one where I thought I would lose Cassian for real. Amren kinda reminded me of Calypso (from Pirates of the Caribbean) and with the stunt, she pulled but I was so happy for everyone in the end and my heart soared with joy when the unexpected allies rolled in. Feyre’s story may have come to an end but I am definitely up to know more about Nesta and Cassian. There was undeniable chemistry between them and I definitely hope to see more of them in the future. Also, Elain and Lucien are on my list too! Ah, basically I want books for every character!! ❤

Overall, A Court of Wings and Ruin was a fantastic read! I couldn’t get enough of it. The plot waas executed neatly and the characters kept me on my toes. I loved the character developement and the romance between Feyre and Rhysand. There were so many amazing aspects of this book. The writing was beautiful and smooth and it was fast-paced throughout the book! I can’t wait to read more books in this series!!

Recommend it?

Duh. Yes!

So guys, what are your thoughts on this book? Did you love it as much as I did or was it just meh for you?

Review: Text 2 Lovers by K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield || When wrong texting couldn’t be more right

Title: Text 2 Lovers
Author: K. Webster & J.D. Hollyfield
Series: 2 Lovers, book 1
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty Warm
Page Count and Format: 207 pages, Ebook
Published: January 21st, 2017
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

It’s the start of nothing good.
I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.
And he replied.
Him: Show me a picture.
Him: Tell me your name.
Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?

It’s the start of everything right.
I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.
And she made me laugh again.
Her: You’re probably a creeper.
Her: Possibly a stalker.
Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?

Him: Take a chance with me.
Her: This is crazy.
Him: I need to see you.
Her: What are we doing?
Him: We’re about to find out.


This book was such an amazing read! K. Webster has quickly made into my list of favourite authors and now I am definitely keeping an eye out for J.D. Hollyfield’s books as well!

While trying to text her ex-boyfriend with the help of liquid courage, Dani fires off her messages to the wrong number. When the wrong number replies back, she can’t stop texting him and neither can he. Ram’s life has been in the rock bottom until the texts from the wrong number start coming in. He can’t stop himself from wanting more. What starts off as some simple texting quickly turns into something more but when Ram’s surfaces, will they both be strong enough to handle it?

This story was so much fun to read about. This started off as a bit predictable but then in took me on a completely different ride. I definitely enjoyed the plot of this book. I immediately took a liking to Dani and I could even relate to her a little. She is someone who is too nice but with the help of her best friend, Andie and some liquid courage, she finally decides to call out on her ex-boyfriend for cheating on her but instead, it ends up going to the wrong number. Ram and Dani have instant chemistry which I absolutely loved. Their texts were so funny, especially Dani’s who sometimes blabbered too much, but it was damn adorable and hilarious.

I was never bored for a second and it was quite difficult to out this book down. When Ram wanted to meet up, Dani was reluctant but the universe kept throwing them together and damn it was absolutely perfect how they finally met. Their exchanges were so entertaining, I couldn’t stop laughing sometimes! I absolutely loved their romance. And Dani’s bff, Andie was sooo crazy, she and Ram’s big brother, Roman kind of developed a love/hate relationship which was an absolute blast to read about, those two were crazy but crazy good together.

I would have liked if Dani trusted Ram a little more but it was obvious what actually hurt her and I definitely agree that Ram should have come clean to her from the very first instead of hiding those facts. It was so amazing to see how they tackled the final situation and that last punch by Dani was just hilarious!

Overall, Text 2 Lovers was a fantastic read. The plot was executed neatly and I fell in love with the characters. I enjoyed the romance between Dani and Ram, they were such a perfect couple. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book.

Recommend it?


So guys, what do you think about this book? Have you read any other books by the authors?

Review: Incriminating Dating by Rebekah L. Purdy || When fake turns into something real

Title: Incriminating Dating
Author: Rebekah L. Purdy
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Cool
Page Count and Format: 235 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: April 10th, 2017 by Entangled Crush
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Ayla Hawkins is ready to stand up for change in her high school. But winning the election for class president against popular Jenna Lee will be impossible without a miracle. When she stumbles upon Mr. Perfect Luke Pressler defacing public property and catches it on camera: cue miracle. Ayla’s got the dirt she needs to get Luke on Team Ayla—in the form of her new fake boyfriend.

One mistake. All Luke wanted was a night to goof off, to blow off steam. The pressure of maintaining the perfect facade when his reality was crumbling around him had become too much, and next thing he knew, he was pretending to date Ayla Hawkins. But his little blackmailer turns out to be kind. Honorable. Opinionated. And just the breath of fresh air he didn’t even realize he was suffocating for. But Luke and Ayla come from different worlds, and once the election is over, their fauxmance will be, too.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book features adult language, sexual situations, and plenty of girl power. Reading may result in swooning, laughing, and looking for a Luke of your own.

This book was really amazing. It had me laughing, swooning, I had so much fun! This was exactly the kind of read that I needed and I easily finished it in two sittings.

Ayla is tired of school politics, she decides it’s about time for some change due to which she enrolls her name for the class president against the most popular girl in high school, Jenna. But Ayla’s a nobody and to make everyone notice her, she has to do something big. She hits the perfect jackpot when she captures a video of the the school star player, Luke vandalizing the school property. She blackmails him to be her boyfriend until the election is over but when feelings come in the way, it’s up to Ayla to decide which path she should choose.

The plot of this book was no surprise, it was definitely cliched but the execution won me over. I have read a lot of fauxmance stories but I have to say, this is definitely one of my favorites, more so because the characters felt so real, they were not devoid of flaws which made them much more realistic. With a little push from Ayla’s bff, Chloe, Ayla decides to run for the class president against Jenna, one of the most popular in their school but she doesn’t know how to get people to notice. With dumb luck, she sees with her own eyes how Luke and his friends vandalize the school property and she captures it and uses it to blackmail Luke. The story was pretty fun to read about and I was never bored for a second.

I loved Ayla’s character from the very start and I could relate to her so much. She is also one of the girls who is not skinny or just perfect like most of the protagonists that we usually get to read, in fact she is on the other side and this was quite a refreshing change. Although she decides to blackmail Luke, but her conscious is always aware of the fact that she is doing something wrong but she never crosses the limit, in fact she was quite the opposite, helping out Luke whenever possible, taking care of his kid brother (who was adorable btw) and Luke was definitely swoon-worthy. He had no way out when Ayla blackmails him, he reluctantly agrees to play the part so that she doesn’t rat him out but I loved their friendship which made their chemistry perfect! 

The relationship between Ayla and Luke developed slow and steady, it didn’t feel forced which was an added bonus. Another fact that I really loved about Luke was that no matter her what her size was, his feelings were genuinely real. And Ayla was so real, she always stood up for the right and when the dress fiasco occurred, I felt so proud of her and how maturely she handled the situation. The ending was definitely realistic, about how things went down and I would love to see a little payback to Jenna and I really hope Chloe is the one who takes it. I felt so bad for Luke’s situation about his home, he so didn’t deserve that but I was glad how everything turned out for him at the end.

Overall, Incriminating Dating was a super cute read! I immensely enjoyed how the plot was executed and I fell in love with the characters. I really loved the romance between Ayla and Luke and I sooo wanted more. The writing was smooth and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I am definitely looking forward to reading more by this author.

Recommend it?


So guys, what do you think about this book? Do you want to give this one a try? Is it in your tbr yet?

Review: Bully by Penelope Douglas

BullyTitle: Bully
Author: Penelope Douglas
Series: Fall Away, book 1 [Can be read as a standalone]
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [Upper Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty warm
Trigger Warning: Bullying
Page Count and Format: 333 pages, Ebook
Published: February 18th, 2014 by Intermix (Penguin Group (USA) LLC)
Source: Purchased
My Rating:

5 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

My name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.

But he still won’t leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

I’m not going to let him bully me anymore.

***This novel contains adult/mature young adult situations. It is only suitable for ages 18+ due to language, violence, and sexual situations.

My Thoughts

Bully was raw and heartbreaking and it hit right in the feels! This book definitely took me by surprise and took me on an unforgivable ride and a definitely good one at that as I had a preeetty tough time closing my e-reader. I think this book is either a hit or miss for the readers and I’m so glaaaad it was the former for me.

“Yesterday lasts forever.
Tomorrow comes never.
Until you”

Tate and Jared went way back but everything changed one summer he went to live with his dad and came back as a different person. Since then he became a bully and Tate was the target of all his tortures. Tate gets a break when she goes off to France for a year. Will things change after she comes back or will it get much worse than ever?

The plot of this book was unpredictable and I really enjoyed that fact. Jared and Tate have been best friends since childhood but his target has always been Tate ever since he returned from that fateful vacation from his father’s home. She couldn’t figure it out where all went wrong but Jared goes out of his way to find new methods to bully her every day. At first, it was really frustrating to see how Jared treated her but despite everything, there was this undeniable spark between them.

“Letting yourself be vulnerable isn’t always a weakness. Sometimes it can be a conscious decision to draw the other person out.”

I loved how the story unfolded. And I absolutely loved how layered both the characters were. Tate is such a strong character, she was different and lot more matured after she returns from France. This time she hits right back whenever she faces Jared. His story, on the other hand, broke my heart. Their relationship took the time to develop and oh I loved the angst! Although the romance was a tad bit predictable, it was slow and sweet burn and I loved it so freaking much!

Some of the things that Jared did really angered me but in the end, I understood where all the anger and hate was coming from. The other characters were surprisingly fun to read about. I especially enjoyed Madoc’s character. He came on a douchebag at first but he definitely warmed up to my heart.

Overall, Bully was a great read. I loved how the story was executed and the characters were pretty complex but intriguing. There’s something about Penelope’s writing that draws me in. It definitely had the same vibe as Punk 57 (which I was unable to write a coherent review about) and I absolutely loooved that book. She is definitely an author I’m looking forward to reading more from.

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Review: The Princess Saves Herself in this One by Amanda Lovelace

30076808Title:  The Princess Saves Herself in this One
Author: Amanda Lovelace
Genre: Poetry
Page Count and Format: 156 pages, Ebook
Published: May 1st, 2016
Source: I received a digital copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating:

5 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

“ah, life—
the thing
that happens
to us
while we’re off
somewhere else
blowing on
& wishing
ourselves into
the pages of
our favorite
fairy tales.”

a poetry collection divided into four different parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, & you. the princess, the damsel, & the queen piece together the life of the author in three stages, while you serves as a note to the reader & all of humankind. explores life & all of its love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, & inspirations.

My Thoughts

This poetry book was just mesmerizing. Honestly, I am not much of a poetry fan. But that slowly started changing after I started reading Poe and also the credit goes to my blogger buddy, Gretchen @ ChicNerdReads. And guys, don’t forget to check out her cover real of her very own poetry book: love, and youhere.

So back to the topic. I saw a lot of people raving about this book and I decided to give it a try as well. And oh, my, God! I thought this book would take some time to read but once I started, it was impossible to stop. I finished it in less than half an hour.

This collection of poems is divided into four parts- the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. Each of the parts was unique and beautiful. I especially teared up during the damsel part.


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The complaints I saw from a few people on Goodreads was about the writing style. But for me, that completely worked! I liked how the writing easily flowed and kept me captivated throughout the book. Whereas I could relate to some of them, the others melted my heart.


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Overall, The Princess Saves Herself in this One is a beautiful collection of poems that I would love to read over and over again. I loved the writing style and every little thing about this book! For me, this book was definitely an ideal start to reading poetry. I’m looking forward to read more by this author.

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Review: Saven Deliverance by Siobhan Davis

Saven DeliveranceTitle: Saven Deliverance
Author: Siobhan Davis
Series: Saven, book 4
Genre: Dystopia, Science-fiction, Romance, [Young-Adult]
Heat Rating: Slightly warm
Page Count and Format: 425 pages, Ebook
Expected Publication: February 20th, 2017 by Siobhan Davis
Source: I received an eARC of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
My Rating: 

4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

The Truth Will Set Us Free.

I’ve been lied to and betrayed my whole life.
Revealing the truth is the only thing that matters.
The truth truly will set us free.

With the political landscape shifting in the galaxy, and the tenuous situation on Earth growing more fraught by the day, Sadie knows time is running out to save mankind. Torn between conflicting agendas, she is forced to make difficult choices that lead to bloody battles and situations she’s not entirely comfortable with.

But this is war, and war means sacrifice.

Ax’s betrayal weighs heavy on her heart and her mind, but it doesn’t override her concern for his welfare. Her desire to protect both the boys she loves is as strong as ever.

Logan has been inaugurated as the new Saven king, but he’s struggling to cope with the pressure of responsibility and the revelation about who Axton is. His people are strongly opposed to Sadie, but she is his forever love and he won’t do anything without her by his side. Faced with impossible obstacles, he is preparing to make the ultimate sacrifice in the name of love.

When the final battle draws near, and it’s time to fight the enemy head on, who will be left standing? And will there be anything left to fight for?

My Thoughts

I can’t believe that the Saven series has come to an end! Absolutely can’t freaking believe!! This whole series was such an awesome ride and this book provided the perfect ending for the story. The Saven series has definitely become one of my utmost favourite series! You can read my reviews of book 1: Saven Deception, here, book 2: Saven Disclosure, here and book 3: Saven Defiance, here.

*A little spoilery if you haven’t read the previous books in this series.*

Sadie and Logan are on the brink of a war. Not everybody is on their side and the threat that looms over them is too much of a danger for everybody. The Amarettis are getting closer and chaos is breaking out all over the planet. Will Sadie and Logan be able to stop all those trying to destroy them in the final battle?

Oh dear lord? Where do I even start! This series was absolutely mind blowing! I was waiting for this book for sooo long and when I heard it was finally going to release in February, I was ecstatic. But when I finally got the eARC, I was actually afraid as well as excited to start it! But well, I couldn’t resist any longer (after resisting for one day… 😛 ) and started it yesterday and I’m glad to say this book definitely met my expectations but a teeny-tiny part of me is left unsatisfied because I think I had expected something more from the story.

Saven Deliverance picks up from right where it left off. The plot kept me engaged throughout the book, my attention never wavered for even a second. In all of the books in this series, so much keeps happening and this book was no different but I loved how all the loose ties were connected and executed so perfectly. I enjoyed the action so much and I loved how Sadie could stand on equal footing as the others, especially with her incendio gift.

The characters felt more layered and matured. I loved Sadie and Logan so much. The chemistry and the romance between them are solid as ever and their love grew as each day passed.

“My life means nothing without her. Sadie is my forever, Haydn, and if the Saven people won’t warm up to her as their queen, they can find themselves a new king.”

Although I know Sadie would never let Logan do such a thing because she knew so many people were depending on him but he just melted my heart and he’s such a swoon-worthy guy! The other characters were pretty amazing as well and for the first time in my life, I’m actually looking forward to reading those additional optional novellas about them.

I was so relieved to see Haydn and Sadie’s relationship turn back to how it used to have. But I definitely missed a few characters, especially Neve. Ax, on the other hand, I don’t know what to feel about this guy!!! I don’t think I could ever forgive what he tried to do with Sadie even if she could, I am on the same footing as Logan in this matter.

I enjoyed the action sequences so much and I definitely loved the plot twist! The nail-biting suspense kept me on my toes, I couldn’t stop reading this book and I spend my whole day today glued to my e-reader. The ending really melted my heart and I couldn’t have wanted more!

Overall, Saven Deliverance was a great read! The plot was executed neatly and really well. I fell in love with the characters once more. I really loved the romance between Sadie and Logan and I sooo wanted more! The writing was beautiful and even and it was fast paced throughout the book. I can’t wait to read more by Siobhan!

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Dual Review: Clipped Wings and Inked Armor by Helena Hunting

Clipped Wings    Inked Armor

Title(s): Clipped Wings & Inked Armor
Author: Helena Hunting
Series: Clipped Wings, book 1 & 2
Genre: Contemporary, Romance, [New-Adult]
Heat Rating: Pretty Warm
Page Count and Format: 352 pages, Ebook
Published: March 4th, 2014- May 13th, 2014 by Gallery Books
Source: Purchased
My Rating: 4 stars

Blurb (from Goodreads):

Clipped Wings- An emotional love story that follows the touch-and-go relationship of Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

As Hayden and Tenley navigate their newfound but slightly unstable relationship, they want to trust each other, but Hayden is hiding a dark and shameful past that he doesn’t ever want Tenley to find out about. And Tenley has secrets of her own that could make Hayden run away forever. When Tenley asks Hayden to put a beautifully elaborate tattoo across her back, the two form what they thought was an unshakeable bond. But when Tenley’s past shows up on her doorstep, will Hayden stand by her side…or run?

Inked Armor- In this follow-up to Clipped Wings, the emotional love story continues between Hayden and Tenley; two young people who desperately want to love and be loved but are afraid to completely let go of their pasts.

In the wake of losing Tenley Page, tattooist Hayden Stryker’s tumultuous past is haunting him. Plagued by nightmares about the murder of his parents, Hayden reaches out again to Tenley. Having run from the man she doesn’t believe she deserves, Tenley finally lays her guilt to rest. Despite their intense physical attraction, Hayden and Tenley struggle to repair their fragile emotional connection. As Hayden gets closer to the truth, he must find a way to reconcile his guilt over his parents’ death in order to keep the woman who finally cracked his armor, and found her way into his heart.

My Thoughts

Both Clipped Wings and Inked Armor were mind blowing. I loved this series so much, it was a whirlwind of a ride and I fell in love with the characters!

Clipped Wings was such an interesting read. Tenley is still overcoming from the tragedy she recently went through when she meets Hayden, a tattoo artist. No one can deny their explosive chemistry. But can two people, so broken have a relationship without destroying one another?

I loved the plot. Although some things were a bit predictable, I loved how everything was executed. Tenley can’t get over the tragedy that wrecked her life until Hayden storms into her life. They had undeniable chemistry and I loved how their relationship slowly evolved.

“Everyone has scars, Tenley.
If we’re lucky, they’re only on the outside.”

My heart broke for both of them. Both of their pasts were so tragic, nobody deserves such pain such pain in their life but nobody could stop fate either. They were both broken yet so perfect for each other.

I loved Tenley’s idea for her tattoo which she wanted to symbolize the pain, anger she went through after what happened to her. Hayden’s cupcake obsession was classic, it was fun to read how he went ballistic when there were cupcakes in front of him. He was a complex character and just as swoon-worthy! 

All the other characters were fantastic as well. I loved how Chris, Lisa, Cassie supported and loved Hayden and considered him their family. And when Tenley came into the picture, she filled the piece which was missing in his life.

Clipped Wings sort of ended in a cliffhanger and I immediately picked the next book!

*A little spoilery.*

Inked Armor picks up from where Clipped Wings left off. Tenley is back but things are not the same between her and Hayden anymore. She understands the depth of Hayden’s problem and how she left him at such a crucial time. Can their relationship survive when secrets from the past arise?

Just like the previous book, I was hooked into the story from the very start. Hayden and Tenley discover more about each other and how the past still continues to haunt them. This book is focused more on Hayden’s fear and nightmares more than Tenley’s because she somewhat got some closure.

Nonetheless, I loved their relationship. I especially loved the character development throughout the book. The raw emotions and feelings felt so real.

“She’d found a way between the cracks in my armor and blew it apart. I wanted to have the same effect on her”

The murder mystery of Hayden’s parents is finally solved. I predicted who the culprits were going to be and I was veeery happy when they got the punishment they deserved, especially Officer Cross because he felt dodgy from the start. Nonetheless, the ending was of this book was perfect and it melted my heart.


Overall, Clipped Wings and Inked Armor were fantastic reads! I definitely found a new favourite author. I absolutely loved both the books and the romance was so freaking good! The writing was beautiful and easy to read and the pace was even throughout the book. I definitely look forward to reading more from this author.

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