2017 Book Reviews


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:: 2017 New Reviews ::


:: Reviews with 5 and 5.5 Stars ::

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EGOMANIAC
by Vi Keeland
Genre: Adult, Contemporay Romance
Stars: 5
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"This book was filled with intelligent, playful and spicy banter, infused with heartfelt moments that delivered a sweet romance between two completely different types of characters." - Craves the Angst
VICIOUS (Sinners of Saint #1)
by L.J. Shen
Genre: Adult, Romance
Stars: 5
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"This is going into my reread over and over again pile! It’s that spectacular!" - Craves the Angst
HAVOC (Mayhem #4)
by Jamie Shaw
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 5
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"HAVOC is sexy, heartfelt, devastatingly sweet and utterly romantic! It’s everything and so much more. Perfect characters, perfect story, PERFECT READ!" - Craves the Angst


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:: Reviews with 4 and 4.5 Stars ::


FINDING KYLE
by Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Adult, Romance
Stars: 4
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"I loved the writing style and I loved the fun and the sexy and the tension." - Craves the Angst
BAD ROMEO OUTTAKES (Starcrossed 1.1)
by Leisa Rayven
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 4
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"Getting inside of Ethan's head was something I've wanted since reading the first chapter of Bad Romeo. It was thrilling seeing tiny pieces of his story and getting the scoop on his feelings and his thoughts." - Craves the Angst
MACK DADDY
by Penelope Ward
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
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"A wonderful second chance romance that grabs your attention right from the start. The hero is deliciously sexy and super sweet and the story delivers all the “feels”. I couldn’t put this one down!" - Craves the Angst
ICE WOLF (Arctic Brotherhood #1)
by Jane Godman
Genre: PNR, Shifter Romance
Stars: 4
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"I was pleasantly surprised by this read. With fluid writing and a unique take on the lore, “Ice Wolf” takes the legends of werewolves on an exciting new journey .... I did think the climax was lacking a bit ... [But] All in all, it was a great read." - Hazel w/Craves the Angst, Reviewing for Cocktails and Books


WILDEST DREAMS and DEEPEST DESIRES, Vol. 1
by Andrew J. Wirth
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
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"... immerse yourself in the steamy narrations sure to tempt you into wanting more!" - Craves the Angst
PARTY FAVORS (An Erotic Short Story)
by April Winters
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
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"Short, sexy and smoldering! This nineteen page erotic tale was definitely a win!" - Craves the Angst
NINA
by April Winters
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
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"Definitely want more of this kind of read." - Craves the Angst

NAUGHTY SECRETS
by Andrew J. Wirth
Genre: Erotica
Stars: 4
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"SMOKIN’ HOT! This short was twenty three pages of seXXXy!" - Craves the Angst
COLE
by Tijan
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance
Stars: 4.5
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"Dark and sexy collides with vulnerable and heartbroken, creating an addicting, heart-pounding romance that keeps you guessing and totally consumed!" - Craves the Angst
BEAUTY OF THE BEAST (Fairy Tale Retellings #1)
by Rachel L. Demeter
Genre: Adult, Gothic Romance
Stars: 4.5
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"I was riveted by this read and enjoyed it beyond measure. The writing alone was outstanding and swept me away, but the story was all consuming and was reminiscent of the classics." - Craves the Angst
TILL DEATH
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: Adult, Mystery, Suspense, Romance
Stars: 4
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"...with shocking scenery and amazing writing, this story gripped me and held tight to the exciting end." - Craves the Angst


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:: Reviews with 3 and 3.5 Stars ::

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AMERICAN BALLERINA
by Gregg Bell
Genre: Adult, Suspense
Stars: 3.5
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"I always find myself completely engaged in one of [Gregg Bell's] books. He adds mystery and thrills to his reads and I’m hooked from beginning to end." - Craves the Angst
BEAR TO WANT ((Kodiak Den #1)
by Amy Lamont
Genre: PNR (Shifter Romance)
Stars: 3
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"This was a quick, delightful little read with fun and sexy characters and a good story." - Craves the Angst
TOO FAR GONE (Adirondack Pack #1)
by K.C. Stewart
Genre: Adult, PNR
Stars: 3.5
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"This was a wonderful, short, clean read with a different slant on most shifter romances." - Craves the Angst
In PURSUIT (Adirondack Pack #1.5)
by K.C. Stewart
Genre: Adult, PNR
Stars: 3
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"... I loved what this short, sixty page novella held and the ending it gave us was much better than the one in Sadie and Tyson’s first book." - Craves the Angst
KIAN
by Tijan
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 3.5
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"... a great read, just wasn’t what I was expecting. I enjoyed the story. I connected with the characters. And I loved the writing. But the beginning felt slow ..." - Craves the Angst
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:: Reviews with 2.5 or Less Stars ::

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HER GODFATHER: A Dark Romance
by  Stella Noir and Roxy Sinclaire
Genre: Adult, Dark Romance
Stars: 1
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"Joel wasn't romantic. He wasn't a misunderstood hero with a painful past. He wasn't even a dangerous alpha with a forbidden captive. He was an asshole sexual deviant with a serious mental problem. And Rhonda? That girl had NO backbone at all." - Craves the Angst
TO SAVE A MATE (VonBrandt Family, #1)
by Krystal Shannan
Genre: New Adult, PNR
Stars: 2.5
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"...I could have forgiven the lack of details in the paranormal aspect of this story if I could have connected with the heroine, but I just didn’t care for Kara..." - Craves the Angst
FALLING INTO YOU (Falling #1)
by Jasinda Wilder
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: 2
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"...I was expecting a heartfelt, angsty book full of “feels”, but sadly, I just didn’t feel it .... This one just didn't work for me." - Craves the Angst
MISTAKES OF MY PAST
by Emily James
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Stars: NONE (DNF - Did Not Finish)
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"I couldn’t finish this one. I tried to get into the story, but for whatever reason, I just couldn’t." - Craves the Angst
TWICE THE GROWL (Paranormal Dating Agency #1)
by Milly Taiden
Genre: Adult, PNR
Stars: 2.5
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"though I liked it well enough, sadly, it just isn’t something I’ll continue on with." - Craves the Angst



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