Friday, 15 June 2018

QUESTION FRIDAY! 15/06/2018 MOVIE NIGHT



This week's question is;

Q) What is the best and worst book to movie adaptations you've seen?

A) I always look forward to book to movie adaptations with excited and trepidation in equal measure.

Some of my favourite book to movie adaptations are;
The Fault In Our Stars by John Green- I thought it was a great one.  It kept all the most important parts of the book.  It was both funny and heartbreaking, and the characters were so well cast.


Me Before You by Jojo Moyes- one of my all time favourite books, and I felt it was transferred to the screen really well.  Again the casting was fantastic.  I laughed and I cried at the movie, just like I did with the book.  There were some scenes from the book that I wished had been in there, but overall I didn't feel too cut up about it.




The Martian by Andy Weir- I didn't love or hate the book.  I enjoyed it but found the scientific descriptions very heavy going, whereas in the movie, I found it much easier to take in.  This is one instance where I actually preferred the movie over the book which is a rare occurrence indeed.

As for the worst adaptations, Ella Enchanted by Gail Caron Levine is one.  I love the book so much, and the movie is...different.  I don't hate the movie but it definitely stays from the book.  It's more of a comedy movie, and I loved it when I was younger, but as I've got older, I prefer the book over the movie.




Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Waiting On Wednesday 'Wicked and the Wallflower'




Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.

This week the book that I'm waiting to be released is Wicked and the Wallflower by Sarah Maclean, the first book in her new Bareknuckle Bastards series.
Release date 19th June 2018.
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When Wicked Comes Calling...

When a mysterious stranger finds his way into her bedchamber and offers his help in landing a duke, Lady Felicity Faircloth agrees—on one condition. She's seen enough of the world to believe in passion, and won't accept a marriage without it.
The Wallflower Makes a Dangerous Bargain...

Bastard son of a duke and king of London's dark streets, Devil has spent a lifetime wielding power and seizing opportunity, and the spinster wallflower is everything he needs to exact a revenge years in the making. All he must do is turn the plain little mouse into an irresistible temptress, set his trap, and destroy his enemy.
For the Promise of Passion...

But there's nothing plain about Felicity Faircloth, who quickly decides she'd rather have Devil than another. Soon, Devil's carefully laid plans are in chaos, and he must choose between everything he's ever wanted...and the only thing he's ever desired.


Waiting On Wednesday 'Fifty Shades Freed'




Waiting on Wednesday is all about sharing the books that I'm eagerly waiting to be released.

This week is slightly different in that I'm not waiting for a book to be released, but instead a movie onto DVD.  I'm waiting for Fifty Shades Freed to be released onto DVD.  I love the books and the movies, and I saw the conclusion at the cinema, but am looking forward to watching it again, along with all the deleted scenes.
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Released 18th June 2018.


Monday, 11 June 2018

Crux Untamed (Hades Hangmen #6) by Tillie Cole

27212250ONLY BOUNDLESS LOVE CAN SILENCE THE WHISPERS OF THE PAST . . .

A broken woman. 
A damaged man. 
A free spirit intent on saving them both.

Elysia ‘Sia’ Willis lives a solitary life. The only person in it is her big brother, Ky, vice-president of the infamous Hades Hangmen. She loves him, but she has absolutely no love for the outlaw MC he belongs to. 
Raised in secret by her mother, Sia grew up separated from her brother and distant father. No one knew she even existed.

After the tragic murder of her mother, Sia spiraled into a rebellion against the rules of the Hangmen. A rebellion with dire consequences that now, years later, she still can’t escape.

As she lives once again in secret, happy on her own at her secluded ranch, a devil from her past comes calling. A devil who wants to possess her once again and take her from the simple life she never wants to lose. 
And he will stop at nothing to collect what he believes is his: her.

Valan ‘Hush’ Durand and Aubin ‘Cowboy’ Breaux have finally found a home in the mother chapter of the Hangmen. The notoriously private Cajun twosome have, for now, put aside what chased them from their beloved Louisiana. But as threats toward the club build, Hush and Cowboy are given a task—protect Elysia Willis at all costs. Cowboy welcomes the job of watching over the blond-haired, blue-eyed beauty.
Hush fights against it. 
Scarred by events from his past and a secret that plagues his everyday life, Hush refuses to let anyone else get close. Only Cowboy knows the real him. Until a certain sister of the club’s VP begins to slowly knock down his defenses, shattering the heavily built walls that guard his damaged soul . . . with his best friend leading the charge.

As lost and open hearts begin to meld, taking each other from indescribable pain to the never-before felt relief of peace, the newly-mended threesome must first endure one more rocky path.
Only then will they finally shake free of the shackles of their pasts. 
Only then will they shed the bonds that have for too long held their happiness captive. 
And there is only one way to survive that path . . . together.

Dark Contemporary MFM Romance. Contains scenes of violence and explicit sexual situations. Over 18’s only.


I'm a massive Tillie Cole fan, an absolutely adore the Hades Hangmen series. It is hands down one of my all time favourite series- I enjoy Tillie's other books, but the Hades Hangmen is my stand out favourite.
Normally when a new Hangmen books is released I stop everything and start reading it the day it came out.  With this one...I didn't.  It came out February and I didn't pick it up until the May.  I think I had reservation because it's a MFM romance, and I don't have much experience reading them, and the ones I have read are not favourites of mine.  I just think it put me off a bit.  And what I love about the Hades Hangmen men are that they are alphas and very protective and possessive of their 'Old Lady's' so I couldn't get my head around two men and one woman.  But when I finally picked it up, I just fell into the story like I have with every other Hades Hangmen book.  I loved both Hush and Cowboy- they were very different but each one you kind of fell in love with.
Hush is a very quiet reserved kind of guy.  He's been through some traumatic stuff, and feels he doesn't deserve anyone, and that he doesn't belong anywhere because he's not all white not all black.
Cowboy comes across as very fun loving and charming.  Flirty and funny, but he's also very loyal.
Sia, we met her in Hearts Recaptured as she's the VP's sister, and we knew she'd been through something horrendous but not the full story.  And it was truly horrendous.  She now lives a low profile life on a secluded ranch to escape her past.  I did like as as she stood up for herself against her brother when he tries to strong arm her.
I really loved this book, as I have done with each Hades Hangmen novel and regret not picking it up sooner.
Finally I've read a MFM romance novel that I think actually works.
5/5 stars.

Friday, 8 June 2018

QUESTION FRIDAY! 08/06/18 BOOK TRAVELS



This week's question is;

Q) Do your books go everywhere with you?

A) I nearly always have a book with me.  I use a lot of public transport so use that time to read.  I've either got my physical book with me, or my Kindle Paperwhite.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

COVER REVEAL: Stoking Her Fire by Mila Crawford






I’d always loved her even if she never knew.

Growing up as Avery’s friend was the hardest part of it all, especially when all I wanted to do was claim her as mine. But I was that awkward, geeky kid with the black-rimmed glasses and was a social outcast.

Time and distance had separated us but I never forgot about her. My love for Avery never lessened. It only grew.

Now back in town, working as a firefighter. I doubt she’ll recognize me. I’m big, strong, and confident, so different than what I was all those years ago. Seeing her again after so long has me realizing too much time has passed. I know what has to be done.

I need to let Avery know she’s mine and that nothing and no one would stop me from claiming her.


Warning: This is a friends-to-lovers, double virgin safe romance that also has that spark of filth thrown in. Yes, you read that right … double virgins. No need to wear protection for this one because these two know exactly what they want and that’s each other.