Review: Honey Bee by Heather Shere

Honey Bee Honey Bee by Heather Shere
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition269 pages
Published January 21st 2017

Love can be as sweet as honey, or it can sting like a bee.

Bo Smith knows that if you go looking for honey, you get stung, so he has his life just how he wants it. No hassles, no complications, and no heartache. As the handsome high school athletics coach, he would be the pick of the small town he grew up in... if he was into commitment, or dating...or even calling back. But he has sworn off anything resembling a future and his mind isn't going to change.

Then his eyes lock on the new girl in town...She’s beautiful, intelligent, and full of surprises. Just the kind of complication he has been avoiding.

Sophia Brown is looking for the sweet simple life. She has it all planned out. Getting used to life alone isn't easy, but she has her garden, her bees, and her dog Triton to tend to. It's the fresh start she's been dreaming of, surrounded by nothing but open fields to stare at all day.

Nothing at all...unless you count the high school football team and their distractedly handsome coach, practicing right across the street.

When sparks fly, Bo must choose between the sting of his past or the sweetness of the future.

He may just find that honey tastes good on everything.

My thoughts…  **spoilers**

Sophia is a sweet, happy woman who has just moved to the small town her mom grew up in. She meets Bo when her dog, Triton, is sick and she can’t lift him into the car.  Sophia's home faces the practice field of the local school, which Bo is the teams coach. Bo sends a group of players over to help with her dog and Triton wants no part of it. Bo steps up to help Sophia lift Triton into her car.

Sophia thinks the coach is hot but with his running hot and cold towards her, she’s not sure what to think of him. Bo isn't into relationships, no matter how tempting the new girl to town is. When Sophia becomes friends with Bo’s sister, Judy, Triton's veterinarian, circumstances force them to spend a little time together, over and over, it seems they form a friendship.

Triton loves Bo and Bo has a strong dislike for animals because of a tragic accident that happened many years ago, with his sister Judy. Judy was pregnant, Bo and Judy’s husband Dave were arguing which turned physical, Judy was upset and left in the car along with the family pet. Judy was in a car accident which resulted in her losing the baby and their dog. Judy would never be able to conceive children again.  After the incident, Bo believes he is the cause of it all and he doesn’t form any long-term attachments. Until Sophia.

Honey Bee is a quick read with virtually no angst. If you are looking for a feel-good novel, with a lovable dog and everything that comes with small town life, this book is for you.  

Happy reading ~ Jovi

Review: Outlaw's Promise by Helena Newbury

Outlaw's Promise Outlaw's Promise by Helena Newbury
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition294 pages
Published October 21st 2016

She was just a kid when she found me lying injured beside the road and saved my life. I promised her I'd return if she ever needed me. Twelve years later, I answer the phone and hear her voice: a biker gang's about to sell her to the highest bidder. Like hell they are! I tear the place apart and we roar off on my Harley...but the kid I remember has grown up into a woman I can't resist, with long red hair and curves that don't quit. And now she thinks I'm a goddamn hero.

Every time we ride and her body presses against mine, I just want to rip her dress right off. Neither of us can resist...but for her sake, I can't let her get close. She claims there's still good in me but she doesn't know how much blood I've got on my hands. Now the gang who took her want her back and they're willing to destroy my whole MC to get her. But it's too late. I've fallen for this woman. And I'm never letting her go.

Standalone bad boy romantic suspense with HEA, no cheating.

My thoughts...

Twelve years earlier young Annabelle saved the life of teenager Carrick and now he returns the favor by rescuing her from human traffickers, but their troubles aren't over because the buyer will stop at nothing to get her back.

It started out good but as the story progressed it became unbelievable, it was fast paced with plenty of drama.  I just wasn’t into it. 

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Review: After She's Gone by Lisa Jackson

After She's Gone After She's Gone by Lisa Jackson
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hardcover400 pages
Published December 29th 2015
Northwest Series, #3

In this explosive new thriller, #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson delves into the deep bond between two sisters and their shared dream that becomes a harrowing nightmare of madness, hatred and jealousy…

Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, learned the hazards of fame long ago. Together, they’d survived the horror of a crazed fan who nearly killed their mother, former Hollywood actress Jenna Hughes. Still, Cassie moved to L.A., urging Allie to follow. As a team, they’d take the town by storm. But Allie, finally free of small-town Oregon, and just that little bit more beautiful, also proved to be more talented—and driven. Where Cassie got bit parts, Allie rose to stardom. But now her body double has been shot on the set of her latest movie—and Allie is missing.

Police discover that the last call to Allie’s phone came from Cassie, though she has no recollection of making it. Instead of looking like a concerned relative, Cassie is starting to look like a suspect—the jealous sister who finally grew sick of playing a supporting role. As the tabloids go into a frenzy, Cassie ends up on a Portland psych ward. Is she just imagining the sinister figure who comes to her bedside, whispering about Allie—a visitor of whom there is no record? Is someone trying to help—or drive her mad?

Convinced she’s the only one who can find Allie, Cassie checks herself out of the hospital. But a sudden slew of macabre murders— each victim masked with a likeness of a member of Cassie’s family—makes Cassie fear for her safety and her sanity. The only way to end the nightmare is to find out what really happened to Allie. And with each discovery, Cassie realizes that no one can be trusted to keep her safe—least of all herself…

My thoughts…

Cassie Kramer and her younger sister, Allie, are the daughters of former Hollywood actress, Jenna Hughes.  Allie’s body double is shot during the filming of a movie and then Allie goes missing.  The rest of the book follows Cassie’s exploits in looking for her sister.  Cassie flies back and forth between LA and Portland, trying to find answers.  More murders are committed and they are all related to the movie in one way or another. They are found with grotesque masks mimicking the Kramer sisters. 

After She’s Gone was not my favorite.  It is the 3rd book in the Northwest Series, but can be read as a standalone.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Review: All the Rage by T.M. Frazier

All the Rage All the Rage by T.M. Frazier
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition1st edition263 pages
Published June 7th 2016

They call me Rage.

My real name is like a shadow, always close behind, but never quite able to catch up to me.

I fly under the radar because no one ever suspects I’m capable of the kind of brutal violence I commit each and every day.

You see, I’m a girl. I’m nineteen.

And I'm a killer.

I look like a goddamn cheerleader, but can take out a man three times my size in more than as many ways, without hesitation.

This life is all I know. It’s all I want to know. It keeps the shit buried that I need kept buried. It allows me to live without thinking too much.

Without dwelling on the past.

Until him.

It all changes when an ordinary boy becomes my next target.

And my first love.

I have to choose.

The only life I’ve ever known has to die, or he does.

Either way, I’ll be the one pulling the trigger...

My thoughts…

Ever since she was a child, Rage had known she was different.  She lacks empathy and is emotionally detached from other people. Aside from her parents and one close friend, Cody, she doesn't care for others.  Cody recognizes that there is something different about Rage.  Cody teachers her how to show emotions for different situations, that way she could blend in and not have her parents constantly worry about her.

Despite her attempts to blend in, Rage can’t deny the violent urges coursing through her.  When she meets a killer one night, Smoke, he offers her a way out. She leaves her family and Cody behind, and begins her training as a contract killer.  Her parents are not aware of her new job, they think she is traveling and forming friendships, Rage makes sure to call them daily just to check in.

Her next mission is Nolan, just a simple job to get information about his parents.  It’s starts as surveillance, that turns into babysitting after rescuing him from drowning in the filthiest swimming pool.  Which Rage is extremely upset about, she is also a germaphobe.  As she gets closer to Nolan she realizes he is far from the typical college boy. Like her, he has hidden depths under his good guy looks and none of what he hides is good.  Rage isn’t sure how to deal with what she’s “feeling” towards Nolan, she understands that there is something happening because she doesn’t want to kill him.

Rage was one of the best heroines I've ever read. I loved that she had this innocence about her when it came to relationships, her portrayal and the fact that she had so many layers.  Nolan was such a lovable character, he was protective, commanding and loyal towards Rage.  He really held his own in this one, even though Rage was a hardened killer, he never tried to change her and was perfect for her in every way.

This is a dark and gritty romance that consumed every second of my time and I truly loved it.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Review: The Angels' Share by J.R. Ward

The Angels' Share The Angels' Share by J.R. Ward
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hardcover415 pages
Published July 26th 2016
(The Bourbon Kings Series, #2)

   In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder…

No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.

Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?

My thoughts… *spoilers*

If you are new to this series, start from The Bourbon Kings, this is very much an episodic series with characters that all play role in the Bradford Bourbon business and family drama. 

I enjoyed the first book in this series, The Bourbon Kings, it was filled with plenty of drama, intrigue, mystery, and romance.  I had even higher hopes for The Angels’ Share, for me though this installment wasn’t as exciting as the first and not much of anything happens. 

This book started right where The Bourbon Kings ended.  It focuses on the death of the Bradford family patriarch and the mess he left behind.  The book follows Lane as he steps up in his role as head of the family, as he tries to track the money, and tries to figure out how to save the family legacy and everyone he loves from ruin.

Gin doesn't seem to grasp their family's financial dilemma and continues with the marriage to the abusive wealthy Richard. Her relationship with her daughter and daughters father was another source of tension.

Edward is still struggling physically and emotionally from his kidnapping which was setup by his father. When he's sober, he still yearns for Shelby, the daughter of their family rival.  I was very disappointed at the end, I don’t believe Edward was involved in his father’s death.

This family is a big dramatic mess and the family business must go on.  I will continue to read the next book in the series, The Devils Cut, I'm hoping that more will be resolved. 

Happy Reading ~ Jovi 

Review: Menace by J.M. Darhower

Menace Menace by J.M. Darhower
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition346 pages
Scarlet Scars Series, #1

Once upon a time, there was a guy who got so fed up with life that he resorted to murder and mayhem just to feel alive.

Lorenzo Gambini is bored. So f*cking bored. Most people either annoy him or avoid him, afraid to face him. Figuratively. Literally. With his face partially disfigured, scarred, he looks every bit the monster the stories make him out to be: the notorious Scar. They say he's a sociopath. Maybe he's a psychopath. Whatever path he's on, people tend to stay far away from it.

Until one day, a young woman bumps right into him--a woman just as fed up with life, but for much different reasons. With a Scarlet Letter inked on her wrist and secrets buried deep in her soul, Morgan Myers is running from something... or maybe somebody. Lorenzo isn't quite sure.

You can bet your ass he's going to figure it out, though.

My thoughts…

Menace is a dark romance that tells the story of Lorenzo Gambini, a mob boss running the crime scene in New York.  He is scary, ruthless, cruel, has twisted sense of humor and is bored out of his mind.  Lorenzo is the imperfect antihero.

Then comes along Morgan “Scarlet”, she is full of secrets and does not trust anyone.  She chose the wrong guy to pickpocket... what happens when you pickpocket Lorenzo?  You die, unless your Scarlet.  She was almost fearless of Lorenzo because she was on the run and would do anything to not get caught by the Russia Mafia.

Lorenzo and Morgan together were fabulous, I loved the banter between them.  Morgan was not afraid to go head to head with Lorenzo, she disobeyed him all the time and talked back.  No one ever talked back, questioned or disobeyed Lorenzo, except Scarlet, and he hasn't killed her yet.  Lorenzo and Morgan are pulled closer together because of their circumstances and they find maybe they're more alike than they thought.

Menace is a spin off from the Monster in His Eyes trilogy, you don’t need to read that trilogy to kept up with this storyline.  This is not a standalone and ends with a cliffhanger.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Review: Jacked by Tina Reber

Jacked Jacked by Tina Reber
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition563 pages
Published December 11th 2014
Trent Brothers Series, #1

We all have skeletons in our closets. 

Doctor Erin Novak was only sixteen when she was accused of a crime she didn't commit. Since that moment, she has made it her life goal to pursue emergency medicine, pouring her heart and soul into assuring another innocent life isn’t lost to the hands of the wicked.

We all have secrets we've never shared. 

Detective Adam Trent has lost control of everything, starting with losing his partner to a punk with a gun and then everything else to the crushing guilt. Now a member of the elite Auto Theft Task Force in Philadelphia, it's his job to be one step ahead of the criminals stealing expensive cars in the city. Too bad the television cameras keep getting in the way of his investigation.

We all have pasts that we can never escape. 

A stolen car, a tragic chase, and a traffic stop crosses the fates of these two, tying them together in ways that are unimaginable. As their love and trust grows, so do the enemies that threaten their survival, testing the strength of their commitment. Can true love endure half-truths, past pains, and secrets never meant to be shared?

Some things are just out of our control. 

My thoughts…

Doctor Erin Novak (ER trauma doctor) is having a traumatic night from hell, on her way home she is stopped by Detective Adam Trent (ATTF (Auto Theft Task Force agent) who is currently investigating a series of high-end thefts.  Their first meeting was explosive as her car and its stolen license plates become part of his ongoing investigation.  Their initial meeting is dramatic to say the least but despite the circumstances, Adam is enamored with the beautiful doctor but she wants no part. 

Erin has failed miserably with relationships and had sworn off men, she is extremely career minded and decided to focus on that rather than the opposite sex.  She is also very private because of her past and she wants no part of Adam and his reality TV show.  Adam is the front man for a new reality TV show that follows his every move, recording the arrests that he and his task force undertake.

As the days go by they start seeing more of each other through work and then after work for breakfast dates.  Both are living with guilt from past events, but as they spend more time together their protective walls begin to fall as they let the other in. But his many female fans and his toxic ex keep chipping away at Erin's trust and her instincts are to leave. Adam is persistent and knows that Erin is it for him, his alpha tendencies were the perfect balance to Erin’s insecurities.

I’m looking forward to the next book in the series, Amped, Adam's brother and Erin's sister. Should be a great read.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Review: Wait for It by Mariana Zapata

Wait for It Wait for It by Mariana Zapata
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition670 pages
Published December 7th 2016

If anyone ever said being an adult was easy, they hadn't been one long enough.

Diana Casillas can admit it: she doesn't know what the hell she's doing half the time. How she's made it through the last two years of her life without killing anyone is nothing short of a miracle. Being a grown-up wasn’t supposed to be so hard.

With a new house, two little boys she inherited the most painful possible way, a giant dog, a job she usually loves, more than enough family, and friends, she has almost everything she could ever ask for.

Except for a boyfriend.

Or a husband.

But who needs either one of those?

My thoughts…

I loved Wait for It, everything about it - the slow burn romance.

Since her brother's death, Diana Casillas has been raising her two young nephews, Josh and Louie, and they move into a new neighborhood.

Her neighbor, Dallas Walker, might have the most beautiful eyes and has a body of a calendar model but he is married, pursuing a divorce.  It's not like he's interested in her anyway. He treats her like she's the plague when she's around. She hasn't even done anything to him.  Despite his lukewarm attitude towards her, he's kind to her boys.

Because Dallas is the coach for Josh’s baseball team, he was supportive and understanding and once he got to know Diana, over time they eventually find their way into a friendship. 

I love a great relationship buildup and Mariana Zapata's books are always a favorite, her books are something to look forward to.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Review: Worth It by S.M. Shade

Worth It Worth It by S.M. Shade
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition281 pages
Published January 2nd 2017

What's the recipe to the ultimate disaster week?

Three unruly friends.
A wedding we shouldn't have been invited to.
Two unexpected romances.
A scoop of sexy.
And a double scoop of chaos.

Lydia is a good girl who is above revenge. Good thing she has us. No one cheats on our best friend and rides off into the sunset with his new bride.

What was supposed to happen? Unleash hell like two badasses. It was a simple plan, but we failed to anticipate a few things. A rogue prosthetic, an accidental exorcism, and dominatrix strippers willing to take things way too far, just to name a few.

What actually happened? As usual, nothing went as planned, especially when two sexy distractions popped into the mix. We were there to avenge our friend, not to get entangled with two cocky, arrogant men, who don’t like to hear the word no. I was sure we could resist.

I mean, it was only a week, right? What could happen in a week?

Not intrigued enough? There's totally a duck in this story.

Ah yeah. Now we have your undivided attention. Enjoy our chaos. 

My thoughts…

Worth It is an insanely hilarious romantic comedy.  We have three best friends who are involved in some out of control pranks, a robotic arm and some untimely embarrassing mishaps.  Great read that will have you laughing with tears. 

Happy Reading ~ Jovi 

Review: Hollywood Prince by Kim Karr

Hollywood Prince Hollywood Prince by Kim Karr
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition322 pages
Published January 1st 2017

Brooklyn James should know better.
Born into Hollywood royalty, the brooding prince has a reputation as being a player. A manwhore. A womanizer.  Adoring fans are his thing.  His best friend's little sister is not.  Even thinking about her the way he is isn't cool.  Not cool at all.
And yet every time she pouts those sexy lips at him, she turns him inside out. Makes him harder than he's ever been. Drives him to the brink of insanity.

Amelia Waters has always idolized her big brother, and the last thing she wants to do is disappoint him.  Falling for her brother's ex-roommate is off-limits.  She knows this, but she can't help herself.
The way Brooklyn looks at her with those smoldering blue eyes makes her wet in an instant. Turns her into a shivering, shaking mess of sexual frustration. And soon the idea of spreading her legs for him is the only thing she can think about.

She wants him.  He wants her.

When they finally decide to give in to their insane attraction, they agree it will remain between them. That their illicit affair will be short-term. No strings. No baggage. No messy ending.

But when the first night of mind-blowing sex leads to another, and another still, how long can the endless hookups go on before Amelia's brother finds out? Or worse yet, before feelings develop?

Brooklyn and Amelia know they need to walk away from each other before either of those things happens.

The problem is doing it.  Talk about a mess. 

My thoughts…

Amelia is the younger sister of Cam, who is also the best friend to Brooklyn. Amelia has spent her days looking for her prince only to kiss a bucket full of toads.  When on New Year’s she finally meets someone, who could possibly be her prince, ballplayer Landon Reese, but before she can go further with her possible prince she must speak to her brother about secrets her family has been keeping from her.

She flies to California to confront her brother, Cam, about their family and the secrets they've been hiding.  Instead, she finds herself outside her brother's house, soaked in the rain. He's nowhere to be seen, and he's not answering his calls.  Cam is away for the weekend but Brooklyn who lives next door finds her drunk on his porch and takes her in until her brother can be reached.

Brooklyn James is Hollywood royalty but he's no Prince Charming. He has famous parents, a successful past reality show, fame, booze and plenty of women.  He stays away from the limelight and lives off royalties from his old show and from his job as a lifeguard.  He could practically have any women, but the one woman he wants is totally off limits… Cams sister.  Brooklyn tries desperately to fight his attraction to Amelia. But, the more he fights it, the more intense it becomes.  The banter between Brooklyn and Amelia is so stinking cute.

Hollywood Prince is a standalone, but it does have characters from previous Kim Karr novels. 

Happy Reading ~ Jovi 

Review: Vicious by L.J. Shen

Vicious by L.J. Shen
Sinners of Saints, #1
Kindle Edition, 328 pages
Published December 27th, 2016

They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.
The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares.
He is a brilliant lawyer.
A skilled criminal.
A beautiful liar.
A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.

She is a starving artist.
Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom.
Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down.
She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate.
That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t.
So she hates me. Big fucking deal.
She better get used to me.

My thoughts…

The story starts ten years prior when Emilia LeBlanc and her family move in to the servant’s quarters of the Spencer’s mansion. Vicious is a spoiled and neglected rich son living in the mansion. From their very first meeting, Vicious makes it a point to make Emilia's life a living hell. Emilia quickly realizes that Vicious can’t stand her and does everything in his power to make her life miserable, he bullies her relentlessly, even as he is somewhat protective and possessive. She is his to torment and he makes it known.

Vicious is used to being in control of everyone and everything around him and when Emilia begins dating one of his closest friends, Dean, he is outraged and steps up his torment by making Emilia leave town, away from her school and family. Intersected with flashbacks to their high school years, the story develops in the present when circumstances soon bring her face to face once more with a man that made her teenage years a living hell.

Emilia was a character you can't help but love, she is the strongest and kindness heroine. I absolutely loved her inner-strength and her self-awareness when it came to her weakness for Vicious. She didn't deserve his cruel treatment, but she endured it incredibly well. Emilia is no pushover and she's been at the losing end of his games one too many times. She wants to hate Vicious and he surely gives her plenty of reason to...and yet, he's like a magnet drawing her in. Vicious went from wanting to destroy Emilia, to lusting after her, to learning how to love her.

The line between love and hate is a thin one, and that's the case here. I loved the back and forth relationship between Vicious and Emilia and I’m very much looking forward to seeing where the rest of this series will go. Vicious is the first book in the Sinners of Saint series, it can be read as a standalone.

Happy Reading!

Review: Just Say Yes by Alyssa Goodnight

Just Say Yes Just Say Yes by Alyssa Goodnight
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Kindle Edition334 pages
Published August 24th 2015
He's just what she needs...
Single mom Jade Moran isn't ready for any big changes in either her horrible '70s kitchen or her romantic life. Her ex did a number on her, and she isn't interested in getting hurt again. But when she meets a super-hot contractor, she wonders if avocado appliances are on the way out and romance is on the way in.

Max Gianopoulis doesn't have a clue why he's so enchanted by Jade. She's almost as big a mess as her kitchen, and he's a guy who likes to keep things simple. He let himself get involved with a previous client, and he's not interested in repeating the experience. But Jade has turned up the flirty heat - and he can't keep his hands off her.

With everything moving too fast and coming too easy, Jade's insecurities kick into high gear. She's not sure she can trust another man again - and she definitely doesn't believe in magic.

My thoughts…

Jade is single mom and she hasn't dated anyone in thirteen years.  She has put her life on hold to raise her daughter after her ex-husband left her alone to raise their daughter.  Jade is happy in her life; she has a career she loves, a daughter she is proud of, and good friends, but, Jade feels that she’s not ready to date again.

Now her teenage daughter, Evie, thinks otherwise and has taken matters into her own hands… with the help of Opal.  Opal is and older woman who Evie met along with her dad at the farmer’s market.  Opal claims to be a kitchen witch, her and Evie come up with a matchmaking plan to get Jade and Max (the sexy contractor) together by updating Jades 1970’s kitchen. 

Soon, Max is being hired by Jade to work on her kitchen.  Max does his best to give Jade her space but he still flirts with her to let her know that he is interested.  After reading some of Max reviews online from other women, Jade doesn't want to be just another notch on his tool belt.  Along with Max’s charm and her attraction to him the sparks fly between them. 

Just Say Yet was a quirky, funny, romantic, sexy and just fun read.  Max and Jade were cute together with great chemistry.  The secondary characters added to the madness and it was laugh out loud enjoyable.

Happy Reading ~ Jovi

Bookaholic Anonymous

Hello my name is Jovi and I’m addicted to books.  For many years, I read only from the True Crime genre, while I was growing up there were always True Detective magazines scattered throughout the house from my mother reading them.  I picked one up and kept reading, I was always fascinated with what made individuals become so evil. 

That all changed in 2008 when I went to see the Twilight movie with my daughter.  She was getting annoyed with me when the movie ended because I kept asking questions about what was going to happen in New Moon.  Finally she said “read the books”… the little shit would not let me read her beloved Twilight Saga.  I purchase the entire saga and then moved onto The Mortal Instruments series by Casandra Clare and that’s how my excitement for Young Adult books started.  

I eventually starting gravitating into other genres, Romance, Historical, Contemporary, Paranormal, Mystery and Thrillers, Classics and some Erotica.  Towards the end of last year, 2016, I was getting frustrated and fed-up with the Romance genre, it was either insta-love or a tortured past… it was all beginning to read the same.  Don’t get me started on the sex scenes… I was ready to throw my kindle against the wall. This year I decided to take a break from Romance (a read here and there) and get back into the other genres that I truly enjoyed.  I’m looking forward to my reading goals this year and I hope you stay along with me!  ~ Jovi