Blog Posts & Book Haul


I have posted two blog posts this week, what is happening LOL! I have been really enjoying coming up with blog posts and even have posts for next week, shock horror!

Here is this week's posts encase you missed them:



Here's a sneak peak at next week's posts:

*Review : Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis
* 20 Questions Book Tag Part one
*Beautiful Libraries of the world inspired by The Library Of Trinty College Pocket Book

I have been loving my bookstagram photos, posting daily. You can find me on Instagram here


Finally I am a massive stationary hoarder and I got all this beautiful stationary for less that a £1 per item in a shops closing down sale. I love it!!! Although I do have a problem of not using it just because it's so pretty!


Linking up with The Sunday post which created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!


I haven't done a book haul since January oops and I can't even remember all the books since then, so am going to include below books from the last few weeks.


Dirty Girl (Dirty Girl Duet #1) by Meghan March- Adult Contemporary Romance with Erotica (Ebook) - Free on Amazon Kindle at time of post

*Seducing Lola by Jessica Prince- Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- I sign up for Meghan March's newsletter and each month there's a free book in the newsletter via bookfunnel, Seducing Lola was July's book

*Shadows (The Shadow Series #1) by Amber Lacie- Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- Gifted from author

*All The Lights by Jamie McGuire - New Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- This book is currently available on Kindle Unlimited

*Verto Veneri (The Unforgettable Series #1) by Autumn Archer- Adult Contemporary Erotic- (Ebook) -  Received e-arc for review VIA Austin Maculey Publishing


*Badd Motherf*cker (Bad Brothers #1) by Jasinda Prince - Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- Brought my own copy

*Badd Ass (Badd Brothers #2) by Jasinda Wilder - Adult Contemporary Romance (Ebook)- Brought my own copy

The Library of Trinity College Dublin (Pocket Photo Books) - Received finished copy for review VIA Thames and Hudson

*Roomies by Christina Lauren (paperback) - Received finished copy for review VIA  Piakus Books

More Than Words by Mia Sheridan (Paperback) - Received finished copy for review VIA Piakus Books 

Lastly I placed two pre orders this week of signed editions of books just encase anyone's interested. I ordered

-a signed copy of Times Convert by Deborah Harkness which releases September 25th VIA Waterstones
--a signed copy of Cordially Invited by Zoe Sugg which releases 4th October VIA WHSmith

Linking up with Stacking The Shelves  a weekly meme where we share all the books we have added to our shelves whether it's physically or digitally. For more info check out the awesome host Tynga's Reviews ,

How has your week been? What books have you been reading? What books have been added to your TBR? Let me know in the comments below!


 It's been so warm this week a Rainbow Slushie and ice cream was needed! If you where wondering what  ice cream I went for I got Cookies & Cream and Candy floss!

What I have read so far in 2018!


This is a post I am excited about! Mainly for myself as I am a list person but also because it's good to see where am at with my reading so far. So first of some statistics for you. Up until July 1st the following statistics stand:


-Read so far- 43 books
-Best VS Worse Reading month- May (11 books read)/ March (5 books read)
-2018 releases VS other years- 17/26
Paperback VS Ebooks- 0/43

So it's been a good year so far and I hope the second half is going to be as good. Here is all my 2018 reads so far it is long so grab a cuppa.
Each book will be linked to Goodreads 

January 2018



 Adult Romance Suspense with a little paranormal thrown in
 (2017 release) 
Rating : 3.25 Stars

2. The Wright Secret (Wright Secret #4) by KA Linde
Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars 
Review

3. King (King #1) by T.M. Frazier

Dark Adult Romance
(2015 release)
Rating: 3.5/3.75 Stars

This was quite a dark read and I was conflicted with the book overall and really struggled with my rating.


4. Bad For You (Dirty Deeds #3) by J.Daniels

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 release)
Rating: 3.5/3.75 Stars
Review

5. Tyrant (King #2) by T.M. Frazier

Dark Adult Romance
(2015 release)
Rating- 3 Stars

I am still unsure of this final rating. In general am just not sure my feelings on this series or whether am going to continue with it.


6. Secrets Of A Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall

YA Contemporary
Received for review
(2018 release)
Rating: 4 Stars
Review

7. The Beau & The Belle by R.S Grey

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3 Stars

8. Vicious Cycle (Vicious Cycle #1) by Katie Ashley

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2015 Release)
Rating: 4.25 Stars

Febuary 2018




9. Redemption Road (Vicious Cycle #2) by Katie Ashley
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2015 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

10. Last Mile (Vicious #3) by Katie Ashley

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

11. Away From Me by Lexi Blake writing as Sophie Oak

Adult Erotica
Received for review
(2018 re release)
Rating: 3 Stars

12. Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan

Adult Contemporary Romance
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

13. The Runaway & The Russian (The Runaway Trilogy #1) by Helen Bright

Adult Contemporary
(2017 Release)
Rating: 2.5/3  Stars

Another book I am conflicted by. The age difference is just very borderline wrong personally. It sits on a fine line for me. 


14. Crow (Boston Underworld #1) by A. Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2016 Release)
'RE READ
Rating: 4 Stars

This was a 're read and my rating went from 3 to 4 Stars


March 2018




15. Reaper (Boston Underworld #2) by A.Zavarelli
Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2016 Release),
'RE READ
Rating: 4 Stars

16. Ghost (Underworld #3) by A.Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2016 Release)
'RE READ
Rating: 4 Stars

After the 're read my rating went from 3.5 Stars to 4 Stars


17. Damien (Slater Brothers #5) by L.A. Casey

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 Release) 
Rating: 4 Stars

18. Beneath The Mask (Beneath #1) by Meghan March

Adult Contemporary Romance
(2014 Release)
Rating: 3.5/3.75 Stars

19. Reign (The Henchmen MC #1) by Jessica Gadziala

 Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2015 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

April 2018




20. Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy #1) by Meghan March
Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2017 Release)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

Ruthless is my favourite read of 2018 so far. To check out more of my favourites and some I didn't like, check out my Mid Year Freak Out Tag here


21. Defiant Queen (Mount Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2017 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

22. Sinful Empire (Mount Trilogy #3) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2017 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

23. Saint (Boston Underground #4) by A.Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
'RE READ
(2016 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

After 're reading my rating went from 3.5 Stars to 3.75 Stars


24. Thief (Boston Underworld #5) by A Zavarelli

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance (Mafia)
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

25. Savage Prince (Savage Trilogy #1) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2018 Release)
Rating: 4.5 Stars

26. Iron Princess ( Savage Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2018 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

May 2018




27Bentley (Vested Interest #1) by Melanie Moreland
Adult Contemporary Romance
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.5 Stars

28. The Good Luck Sister (Wildstone #1.5) Jill Shalvis

Adult Contemporary Romance (Novella)
Received for review
(2018 Release)
Rating:  4 Stars
Review

29. Royal Mess by Jenna Sutton

Adult Contemporary Romance
 Received for review
(2018 Release)
2  Novellas
Ratings: 3.25 Stars/ 4 Stars
Review

30. Marked (Sailors Grave #1) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance
Received for review
(2018 Release)
Rating: 4 Stars

The next 6 books are from the one series!


31. Clutch (The Disciples Daughters #1) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release) 
Rating: 3.5/4 Stars

32. Shift (The Disciples Daughters #2) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release) 
Rating: 3.5 Stars

33. Engage (The Disciples Daughters #3) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2016 Release) 
Rating: 4.5 Stars

34. Ignite (The Disciples Daughters #4) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2017 Release) 
Rating: 3.75 Stars

35. Combust (The Disciples Daughters #5) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2017 Release) 
Rating: 3.5 Stars

36. Cruise (The Disciples Daughters #6) by Drew Elyse

Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
(2018 Release) 
Rating: 3.75 Stars

37. Rogue Royalty (Savage Trilogy #3) by Meghan March

Dark Adult Contemporary Romance with some erotica
(2018 Release)
Rating: 3.75 Stars

June 2018



38. Harmony (The Club Girl Diaries #1) by Addison Jane
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
2015 Release
Rating: 3.5 Stars

39. Chelsea (The Club Girls Diaries #2) by Addison Jane
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
2015 Release
Rating: 3.5 Stars

40. Blizzard by Addison Jane
Adult Contemporary Romance (MC)
2016 Release
Rating: 3.75 Stars

41. Running Mate by Katie Ashley
Adult Contemporary Romance
2018 Release
Rating: 2 Stars

42. Badd Motherf*cker (Badd Brothers #1) by Jasnida Wilder
Adult Contemporary Romance with Erotica
2016 Release
Rating: 3.75 Stars

43. Badd Ass (Badd Brothers #2) by Jasinda Wilder
Adult Contemporary Romance with Erotica
2017 Release
Rating: 3.5 Stars

That is all 43 books!! What are some Books you have read so far this year?

Added To Goodreads Recently (July Edition 2018)

I love Goodreads and use it to regularly update what I am reading. If you not already you can follow me here . Below is the books recently added to my To Read Shelf! (All linked to Goodreads)


1. Watching You by Shannon Greenland- YA Contemporary Romance (mystery)- Releases July 9th by Entangled Publishing

2. Only A Breath Apart by Katie McGarry- YA Contemporary Romance -Releases January 22nd 2019 by Tor Teen - This is my first 2019 book added to my TBR

3. One Small Thing by Erin Watt- YA Contemporary Romance - Released June 26th by Harlequin Teen

4. Consumed (Firefighter's #1) by JR Ward- Adult Contemporary Romance -Releases October 2nd by Piatkus- I am really excited for this book.

5. An Easy Death (Gunnie Rose #) by Charlaine Harris- Adult Urban Fantasy - Releases October 2nd by Piatkus- Another book I am highly anticipating.


6. All The Lights by Jamie McGuire- New Adult Contemporary Romance - Released May 29th- At the time of this post this book is on Kindle UNLIMITED

7. The Secret Thief by Nina Lane- Adult Contemporary Romance(Erotica)- Released April 1st by Snow Queen Publishing

8. Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan- Adult Contemporary Romance - Released June 18th by Kendall Ryan Books

9.Richer Than Sin ( Sin #1) by Meghan March- Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases August 2018-Meghan March is fast becoming one of my favourite authors this year and I am really excited for a new release from her.

10. Confess (Sin City Salvation #1) by A Zavarelli- No release date or genre but it's A Zavarelli so I want to read it!

What have you recently added to your TBR?

Check out July Releases I am excited for here


Sunday Post #49 - I'm back



The Sunday post was created by Caffeinated Book Reviewer this is a post where we recap on the going on's on the blog the week previous and the week coming up as well as the awesome books we have received, bought or been gifted for review!y

I am back blogging at last. I have been on and off blogging here and there this year but I am hoping fingers crossed I am back for good now. I am taking each week as it comes as before I felt a pressure to post and now I am just going to post when I feel like it. It could be once a week, three times a week or not at all. Saying that I have some great post ideas and am excited to be blogging again so everything's been good so far. 

Even though I haven't been blogging much this year I have still been posting on Instagram. I have found a real passion for taking bookish photos and editing photos this year and it's something I am going to keep doing. You can see all my bookstagram photos here

I actually have two new blog posts for you to check out:



And that is it for this week. Leave me a link to one of your blog posts I need to check out! Have a great week.

July Releases I am excited for


Here is some books I am excited for this month:


Maddox (Vested #3) by Melanie Moreland - Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases July 9th

Quit Your Pitchin by Lani Lynn Vale- Adult Contemporary Sports Romance - Releases July 20th

Bibliophile 2019 12-Month Planner by Jane Mount- Releases July 24th

Cooper's Charm (Love at the resort #1) by Lori Foster- Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases July 31st

*Forget you, Ethan by Whitney G- New Adult Contemporary Romance - Releases July 31st

*Maneuver by Chelle Bliss- Adult Contemporary Romance -Releases July 31st


What are some releases you are excited for this month?

Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag


Today is July 1st and we are starting the second half of 2018 already! How? I say it every year but this year am going say it again, it's going so quickly. Today I thought I would do the Mid Year Freak Out Tag because I am freaking out we are half way though the year. See the creator of the Mid Year Freak Out Book Tag here



1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2018?




The best book I have read this year so far is a draw between two Meghan March books. Ruthless King (Mount Trilogy #1) (2017 release) and Savage Prince (Savage Trilogy #1) (2018 release) I gave both books 4.5 Stars and loved each trilogy so much. They are both Adult sexy contemporary romances. They are set in New Orleans and show it's darker and dirtier side!!

Mini Reviews of the first two books in the Savage Trilogy by Meghan March 2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2018?



The best 2018 sequel I have read so far is a draw between two books. Damien (Slater Brothers #5) by L.A. Casey and The Good luck Sister (Wildstone 1.5) by Jill Shalvis. I just adore L.A. Casey 's Slater brothers series so much and I am so sad it's ending later in the year. Each book is about a Slater Brother and the girl that tames him. I actually meet LA Casey for The first time earlier in the year and totally fangirled.

The Good Luck Sister was a sweet novella in the Wildstone series and I can't wait to read book two very soon.

A  sequel not published in 2018 that I loved was Engage (The Disciples Daughters #3) by Drew Elyse. (2016 release) This series follows different couples within the same world and their lives being part of the Disciples MC.

Review: THE GOOD LUCK SISTER BY JILL SHALVIS
3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to.



There are lots but some that come to mind are With This Man (This Man #4) by Jodi Ellen Malpas, The Controversial Princess (#1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas, Alannah (Slater Brothers 5.5) by L.A. Casey and All Souls Trilogy guide by Deborah Harkness. These books are by my favourite authors and I do have reasons for not reading them yet.

With This Man released when I was in a slump. I tried reading it and just ended up flicking through it. I do want to go back and read it through very soon. The Controversial Princess is a dulogy and the next book releases in August so am waiting to read them together. Same with Alannah, the final book in the series releases in September so am waiting. And finally the All Souls Guide is hecka expensive so am waiting for a while to buy it.
4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.

Apart from the sequels mentioned above I am looking forward to Times Convert by Deborah Harkness and Richer Than Sin by Meghan March.

I love the All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness and I am so excited for another book in the same world following Marcus Whitmore. Richer Than Blood is a new series from Meghan March and I am ready!
5. Biggest disappointment.

My biggest disappointment was Running Mate by Katie Ashley. I read one of Katie Ashley's trilogy's earlier in the year and loved it so much. So I was looking forward to another book from her. And Running Mate really disappointed me. It really needed edited so bad I ended up flicking the book. You could tell it was self published unlike her other trilogy which was traditionally published.
6. Biggest surprise.



Weirdly the same author is both my biggest disappoint and surprise. The Vicious Cycle Trilogy by Katie Ashley was so good. I love MC books and was seeing the same storyline over and over but this one really surprised me with an engaging storyline and great characters.
7. Favourite new author. (Debut or new to you)

Meghan March hands down. I read two of her triology's this year and another book by her and she's now an auto buy author for me. If you want sexy adult contemporary romances set in New Orleans check out Megan March. Even if you don't check her out. :)
8. Newest fictional crush.

ALL OF THEM. I love a good book boyfriend. 9. Newest favourite character.

I loved a lot of new characters but one that sticks out is Flick and Grace from Secret Of A Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall. They are 14 year old girls who just made me laugh so much. Flick is so snarky and her friend Grace is just hilarious. As a 29 year old woman I could still appreciate this book.

Review : SECRETS OF A TEENAGE HEIRESS BY KATY BIRCHALL
10. Book that made you cry.

I don't think any books have made me cry this year..so far.
11. Book that made you happy.

I would have to go with Secrets Of A Teenage Heiress by Katy Birchall. It was just such a fun, entertaining read.
12. Favourite book to film adaptation you saw this year.



The only one I have saw so far is Fifty Shades Freed and I didn't even see it in the cinema. I do love the Fifty shades trilogy and I enjoyed the adaptations. One I do see want to see soon is Love Simon.
13. Favourite review you've written this year. (Booktube version: Favourite video you have done so far in this year)

THE WRIGHT SECRET BY KA LINDE #REVIEW I have reviewed every book in this companion series so far and I plan to review all of them. Writing reviews is something I still find hard to do after all these years.
14. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)

I love the covers of Meghan Marchs books. They are just so simple but effective . I love the bold covers on both her trilogy 's.


I also love the paperback edition of The Start Of You And Me by Emery Lord which am sure I brought this year, or maybe it was last year.

15. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?

Apart from 2018 releases so far there is some older books that I have just been meaning to get to. Some as long as two years and they just need to be done. One is The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova and another is ACOTAR!

Let me know your favourite read of 2018 so far in the comments below!