#Review - One With You ( Cross fire #5) by Sylvia Day


Book: One With You
Series: Cross fire #5
Author : Sylvia Day
Pages: 464
Bought Paperback
Rating ✪✪✪

One with you is the last book in Sylvia Day's Cross fire Series and sadly I was disappointed. I picked up this series last year and fell in love with it, it was one of those books to read after reading fifty shades. The first three books I gave 5 stars, and then the fourth book 4 stars. Sadly for the last book my rating has dropped to 3 stars for the finale. 

I still really don't know how I feel about it. Am really conflicted! The first half started of great and then things just started going weird. I think when a certain incident happened and some things where revealed I was just like, have I been reading a totally different series than I thought. I don't think what Sylvia Day did to a character was needed it just felt so out of sync with the story.

I also found that the second half just rushed so much and was trying to tie everything up that it went too fast. Sometimes a finale doesn't satisfy everyone and this certainly didn't for me. Some strange things happened in my opinion and I just needed it to slow down and give me a bit more.

Have you read any of the Cross fire novels?
Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Top Ten Bookworm Delights


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Broke and Bookish

This weeks TopicTop Ten Bookworm Delights 

Books in general give me delight but here's 10 of my book worm delights.

1) The excitement of interacting with an author you love on social media.

I don't get the chance to meet many authors as in Northern Ireland there's isn't many bookish events or signings. So to be able to interact with some of my most favourite authors on Twitter is a delight. To have that author read your review of their book is scary but it's also exciting. To have an author follow you just excites me as much as if a famous actor followed me *it's the small things in life*

2) Beautiful book covers


I appreciate beautiful book covers and are a delight to put on my book shelf so I can stare at them all day long. *Book cover envy*

3) When an author I love announces a new book release

This is me when an author I love announces a new book.


4) Getting all the feels

Reading a book that gives me so many feels whether it's excitement or crying I love it. The feels guys, I love the feels.

5) Finding a book at a bargain price

I love findings a great book bargain but finding books in amazing condition in a charity shop at such a cheap price *and your helping charity* is awesome. Am looking at you Bloodlines Series by Richelle Mead!

6) Collecting different editions of your favourite books 

You just don't need one set of your favourite book series. You need them in hardback, paperback, UK editions, U.S. editions and any editions you can find it in. * All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness for life*

7) Being aggressively ... I mean encouraging a person to read a book you love.


Stopping a stranger in a book shop who's looking at a book you love and telling them it's amazing and they must buy it and read it like now. * I'm sorry* All The Bright Places *READ IT*

8) Having the honour to read a book before it releases 

....and knowing everyone's going to love it and you can't wait for everyone to read it....the feels. 

9) Bookish merchandise

It's just everything. That is all 

10) Being able to interact with book lovers from around the world.


I just love the book community and I love being able to talk about my love of books from all the way in the UK to the U.S. to Australia and beyond!!

That is some of my book worm delights. Let me know some of yours in the comments below.

It's time for a book tag... Readers Confession Book Tag!!


I love a tag. A confessional tag is even better,this is an old tag but a good one. This tag was created by Bookables.

1) Have you damaged your own book?

Yes I have and it was a terrible day. It started of as an amazing day, it was a rare day in Northern Ireland we had a lot of snow and I took my new copy of City Of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare with me to work to read on the bus. The copy I has was massive and heavy so I put it in a cloth book bag to protect it. Said book bag didn't Protect it. I sat the book in the bag on the floor of the wet and mushy floor of the bus *it was snowing you remember and the bus was currently packed so I couldn't read.* Yea so.. the book bag got wet the book got  wet and the cover peeled of the spine and the book fell apart. **rest in peace**

2.Have you ever damaged a borrowed book?

I have done something worse than that. I have actually lost a library book. **Oops** I did actually find it but years later when I was moving house.

3. How long does it take you to read a book?

I'm quite a slow reader. If I am really into the book and loving it I would say two days but if it's dragging or is jus a massive book anywhere from 3-5 days.

4. Books I haven't finished?

I don't tend to DNF a lot of books. A few that I haven't finished have been mostly middle grade ones. I thought I could read any books for young or old but I struggle with middle grade. 

5. Hype/ popular books you don't like?


*please don't this rotten tomatoes at me* I don't  like The Hunger Games or Divergent.

6.Classics you didn't enjoy?

I don't read many classics the one I read for School that I didn't like was Macbeth and I think it's because it was a school book.

7.Books you bought to look smart?


I wouldn't say it was to look smart but maybe so I looked like I didn't just read YA. I brought Game Of Thrones and several classics that have just sat there. I also have brought books everyone was talking about just because I didn't want to feel left out even though I was probably never going to read them. *I'm looking at you John Green Books.*

8.Books you haven't given back?

From above that one library book. And I actually have a few books belonging to a friend that I 're found a while ago and are still sitting in my cupboard to return.

Leave me some of your bookish confessions in the comments below.

Promo Post: Beautiful Distraction by J.C. Reed & #Giveaway


Beautiful Distraction by J.C Reed released on April 12th. Check it out!
From New York Times Bestselling Author, J.C. Reed, comes a new standalone novel.

Kellan Boyd always gets what he wants—except that one infuriating city girl who bumped into his new chick magnet sports car, dared to call him a jerk, and basically threw his pity check in his face.

Fast forward three months later.
When Ava Cross suddenly knocks on his door in the middle of a storm, soaking wet and in dire need of help, he’s determined to settle old scores and finally get her between the sheets where she belongs.

Ava knows Kellan is a complex man with a dark past and a wild reputation he can’t deny. Forced to stay, Ava begins a desperate search for the truth about the one man she wants to despise and quickly discovers that the passion she feels for him isn’t just deep…it’s dangerous to her heart.

Kellan is a beautiful distraction. When the traps of her own weakness stand in the way, Ava is faced with one choice only: peel off the layers of a man who's a wild cowboy at heart.

Author’s note – Beautiful Distraction is a full-length standalone novel with no cliffhanger. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.
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Release Week Blitz: The Natural History Of Us by Rachel Harris #Excerpt & #Giveaway

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Rachel Harris’s THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US is already getting swoons from readers everywhere! We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Known for her sweet romances, Rachel’s THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US, is no different! Check out everything we have for you on this amazing title and then go grab your copy today. Justin and Peyton’s story is sure to put a smile on your face and keep you turning pages long into the night!


About THE NATURAL HISTORY OF US:

One class assignment. One second chance at love. The school player is all in. Now he needs to win back the sweet commitment girl who’s forever owned his heart.

Justin Carter has a secret. He’s not the total player Fairfield Academy believes him to be. Not really. In fact, he used to be a one-woman guy…and his feelings for her never went away. Too bad he broke her heart three years ago and made sure to ruin any chance she’d ever forgive him.

Peyton Williams is a liar. She pretends to be whole, counting down the days until graduation and helping her parents at the family ranch. But the truth is, she’s done everything she can to get over Justin, and salvation is just around the corner. With graduation one short month away, she’ll soon break free from the painful memories and start her life fresh. Of course, she has to get through working with him on one last assignment first.

For Justin, nothing ever felt as right as being with Peyton, and now that fate’s given him a shot at redemption, he’s determined to make the most of it. And for Peyton…well, Justin Carter has always been her kryptonite.

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A musical laugh sprang free, her happy smile trailing behind, and I was in heaven. “Until you,” she agreed. She squinted one eye and added, “Though you should know, I’m probably gonna be really, really bad at it.”

The expression on her face said she honestly believed it, and I couldn’t wait to prove her wrong. I leaned close to her ear and whispered across her skin, “That’s impossible.”

Peyton’s breath caught in a gasp, and I angled back to see her face.

That’s when the moment changed.
Sounds of the emptying baseball field fell away. The cool air around us kindled. The soft smile on her face faded as she looked into my eyes, shifting her gaze between them to see what I’d do next. Part of me wondered the same thing.  

I’d kissed dozens of girls before. Some I wanted, others purely because I was bored. But I’d never felt anything like this. Anticipation. Want. Fear. Unlike any other kiss I’d ever shared, this one needed to be epic. Girls remembered their first kiss for the rest of their lives, and I had to leave Peyton with something good to cling to later… when I inevitably screwed everything up.
Gauging her reaction, I slowly lowered my head and watched her soft lips part. Adrenaline surged through my veins at the swipe of her tongue. She nodded once, silently giving me permission, then closed her eyes.

Inhaling the scent of sunflowers, I kissed her.   
Soft and sweet. Those two words defined this girl. She tasted like sugar and her sigh was addictive as I brushed her mouth with mine. Again and again. I couldn’t get enough. Her hands clenched my wrists, tugging me closer. I could’ve lived in that moment forever. 

My restless hands memorized the curve of Peyton’s spine, the dip of her waist. Hers slid down my arms and around my back, fisting my shirt before slipping underneath. A jolt of electricity ran over my skin. When her nails raked down my spine, I jerked and groaned into her mouth. She was a fast learner.

I kissed the corners of her triumphant smile, licked the bow of her top lip, and nipped at the bottom one. She sighed again and sank in my arms, matching me kiss for kiss, playful tug for playful tug. And still, I needed more. I’d probably always need more.  

Tilting my head for better access, I grazed her cheeks with my fingertips. Traced the seam of her mouth with my tongue, silently asking for what I wanted. Hoping like hell she’d open up. Her answer was one shy flick. The shiver reached my toes.

No girl had gotten to me like this. Burrowed under my skin, held my interest, or had me thinking about tomorrow. Wishing I could be that guy. I lost myself in the strawberry taste of Peyton’s mouth, the sweet sounds in her throat, and I didn’t fully emerge until hours later. When I did, it was with one thought circling my brain:

How long until I mess this up?

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New York Times bestselling author Rachel Harris writes humorous love stories about sassy girls-next-door and the hot guys that make them swoon. Vibrant settings, witty banter, and strong relationships are a staple in each of her books…and kissing. Lots of kissing.

An admitted Diet Mountain Dew addict and homeschool mom, she gets through each day by laughing at herself, hugging her kids, and watching way too much Food Network with her husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult romances, and LOVES talking with readers!

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Cover Reveal: The Protector by Jodi Ellen Malpas


I am so excited to be part of the cover reveal for Jodi Ellen Malpas' next novel. I fell in love with Jodi's books last year and greedily read everything I could find that she had written. I am so excited for her next book, like this excited:


So let's learn a bit more about the book:

THE PROTECTOR by Jodi Ellen Malpas (September 6, 2016; Forever Trade Paperback and Forever eBook; stand alone novel)

THE NEW NOVEL FROM THE #1 BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE THIS MAN TRILOGY AND ONE NIGHT TRILOGY!

People think they have Camille Logan nailed: daddy's girl; beautiful, spoiled young woman with her father's bank balance to fund her lifestyle. But Camille is determined to have a life free from his strings. Out on her own, she's made mistakes, including one that found her clawing her way back after a stint in rehab and plenty of bad press. Now, after fighting so hard to be independent and happy, she finds her life threatened as a result of her father's ruthless business dealings. Caught between resentment and fear, Camille prepares herself for the measures her father will take to protect her. But nothing could prepare her for the ex-SAS sniper who crashes into her life.

Jake Sharp resides in his own personal hell. He was distracted from duty once before, and the consequences were devastating--both personally and professionally. He vowed never to let that happen again. Accepting the job of bodyguard to Camille Logan isn't the kind of distraction from his demons he should take. Women and Jake don't mix well, yet protecting the heiress seems the lesser of two evils. But Jake soon discovers that she isn't the woman she's perceived to be. She's warm, compassionate, her presence settling, and his duty to protect her soon goes deeper than a well-paid job, no matter how hard he fights it. He needs absolution. He comes to need Camille. But he knows he can't have both.

Now for the cover reveal:


Isn't it pretty!? I am not a fan of people on covers but I really like this cover. I think it definitely gives the feel for the book.

Pre Order The Protector Now:

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About the Author:

Jodi was born and raised in the Midlands town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys and a beagle. She is a self-professed daydreamer, a Converse & mojito addict, and has a terrible weak spot for Alpha Males.

Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters has become her passion – a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.

She’s now a proud #1 New York Times bestselling author – all six of her published novels having hit the New York Times bestsellers list – as well as a Sunday Times bestseller and international bestseller. Her work is published in over 20 languages across the world.

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So what do you think of the cover? Will you be reading The Protector?



The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead Release Day #giveaway


I fell in love with Richelle's books last year when I devoured her Vampire Academy & Bloodlines Series and I am super excited to be part of the release day for her epic new series, The Glittering Court.


About The Book:

Title: THE GLITTERING COURT
Author: Richelle Mead
Pub. Date: April 5, 2016
Publisher: Razorbill
Format: Hardcover, eBook, & audiobook

The selection meets Reign in this dazzling trilogy of interwoven novels about three girls on a quest for freedom and true love from #1 internationally bestselling author Richelle Mead.

"Brilliant and original, Mead’s new series starts off with a bang and will leave readers on the edge of their seats until the very end."
—School Library Journal

For a select group of girls, the Glittering Court offers a shot at a life
they’ve only ever dreamed of, one of luxury, glamour, and leisure. To high-born Adelaide, whose wealthy family is forcing her into a loveless marriage, the Glittering Court represents something else: the chance to chart he own destiny, and adventure in an unspoiled, prosperous new land across the sea.

After a chance meeting with the dazzling Cedric Thorn, Adelaide poses as a servant to join the crop of impoverished girls he promises to transform into proper ladies. But her familiarity with upper class life comes with a price: she must hide her identity from her new friends, mysterious refugee Mira and fiery former laundress Tamsin, and most importantly, from Cedric himself—even though she’s falling in love with him. 

Everything begins to crumble when Cedric discovers Adelaide’s ruse, and she catches the eye of a powerful young governor, who wants her for a wife. She didn’t leave the gilded cage of her old life behind just to become someone else's property. But nothing is as daunting—or as wonderful—as the potent, forbidden attraction simmering between Adelaide and Cedric. One that, if acted on, would make them both outcasts in a wild, dangerous, uncharted world, and possibly lead them to their deaths.

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About Richelle:

Richelle Mead has written over twenty-five novels for teens and adults. She is the author of the
international #1 bestselling Vampire Academy series and its spinoff series, Bloodlines. Her recent standalone novel, Soundless, draws upon Chinese mythology and history, and her forthcoming series, The Glittering Court, follows the adventures of girls destined for arranged marriages in a fantasy
world inspired by colonial America. A lifelong reader, Richelle has always had a particular fascination with mythology and folklore. When she can actually tear herself away from books (either reading or writing them), she enjoys bad reality TV, traveling, trying interesting cocktails, and shopping for dresses to wear on tour. She is a self-professed coffee addict, works in her pajamas, and has a passion for all things wacky and humorous. Originally from Michigan, Richelle now lives in Seattle, Washington, where she is hard at work on her
next novel.


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