17.12.17

Review: One Night to Fall by Kelsey Kingsley (Review & Giveaway!!)




Title: One Night to Fall 
Author: Kelsey Kingsley 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

About One Night to Fall:
Patrick Kinney wasn't a god. He was a parasite, and nobody worships a parasite.

Patrick Kinney was a glob of sticky, persistent peanut butter stuck to the roof of Kinsey McKenna's mouth, and she craved him.

In fact, she had been craving him ever since he set foot in River Canyon, Connecticut, when they were just three years old. And she hated it ever step of the way. (Well, sort of.)

But Patrick has a plan to fix it, and set the wrong things right. Can he turn it all around with one night and a sweet, but painful, trip down memory lane? 


Fall in love again in this novella of firsts, second chances, and a little town on the coast of Connecticut, where everything meant everything. 

Review:

After reading Kelsey Kingsley's debut novel Holly Freakin' Hughes, I could easily tell that Kelsey held a lot of promise in her writing and storytelling. As it turns out, I was one hundred precent correct (thankfully!). 

To put it simply, One Night to Fall is unputadownable. I highly advise setting aside a good chunk of time when starting this because once you begin you won't be able to let go. It may've taken Patrick and Kinsey one night to fall, but it took me only one and a half hours to fall completely and utterly in love with their story. 

One Night to Fall is a story of second chances, forgiveness, hope, and letting go physically as well as emotionally. It's hard to describe this novel in a way that gives it justice. Right now all I want to say is "READ THIS BOOK! NOT IN A MONTH, NOT IN A WEEK, NOW...THIS VERY MOMENT." 

There's something so refreshingly "real" about Patrick and Kinsey. They're messy. They've made mistakes, taken paths they shouldn't have, and haven't said what they should have. They know it. They know they've done wrong, but they're set to make it right (especially in Patrick's case). 

One Night to Fall is primarily told in Kinsey's POV consisting of flashbacks as well as current moments. I thought this was the perfect choice, as not only did it allow us to see Kinsey and Patrick in the moment, but it allowed us to see what started it all as well as the good and bad that their romance brought about over the years. Additionally, while novels taking place in one night are usually hit-or-miss, this was a complete hit in this case. Kelsey did such an amazing job of developing the plot and the voices, and honestly, if this hadn't taken place in just one night, it wouldn't have been nearly as amazing. 

In all, I could go on about this book all day, but I won't. Instead, I'll leave you with this: 

One Night to Fall is heart wrenching yet heartwarming. 

It will make you smile - the kind of smile that brightens your whole entire face. 
It will make you laugh - the big chuckle kind of laugh, one that comes strictly from the gut. 
It will make you angry because let's face it: Patrick and Kinsey do some pretty silly things. 
But overall it will make you fall hard.  

I can't wait to see where Kelsey takes us next in this series. 

Grade: A+ 

One Night to Fall is now out!  

Source: eBook provided by publicist for blog tour 
About Kelsey Kingsley:
Kelsey Kingsley grew up in the great state of New York, and still lives there with her family and a cat named Ethel. When she isn’t writing her fingers to the bone, she enjoys a good (or bad) book, reruns of Frasier, ruining the lives of her Sims, and singing and dancing in the kitchen. She somehow survives off a diet of tea, doughnuts, and French fries. However, she hates cheese and listening to people chew. You’ve been warned.
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16.12.17

Stacking the Shelves/Sunday Post (24)






Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and focuses on new books that were received/bought/borrowed this week while the Sunday Post is hosted by the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and focuses on recapping your week. 


New Books this Week: 



For Review: 

Busted by Gina Ciocca 
Furyborn (Empirium #1) by Claire Legrand 
Devils Within by S.F. Henson 
Rise by Sierra Cross 
Besting the Billionaire by Alison Aimes
The Billionaire's Unexpected Baby by Kira Archer 
Let It Be Me by Jody Holford 
The Roanoke Girls by Amy Engel 
Bargaining with the Boss (It Happened One Night #1) by Jennifer Shirk
The Start of Something Wonderful by Jane Lambert  

 Much thanks goes to Entangled, Sourcebooks Fire, HQ Digital, and Blogging for Books/Random House! 


From Library: 

Neighborhood Girls by Jessie Ann Foley
A Short History of the Girl Next Door by Jared Reck 

Books Read this Week: 



The Sugar Rush series (Books 1 through 5) by Nina Lane: You can find a link to my reviews below! 
Gray Wolf Island by Tracey Neithercott: I had really high hopes for this one, but it ended up not being the book for me :( I'll probably put together a mini-review for sometime next week! 
Murder on the Lake of Fire by Mikel J. Wilson: You can find a link to my review below! 

Books Reviewed this Week: 
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New in my Reading/Blogging/Personal Life: 

I don't want to say this week was a disaster - because in the long run it really wasn't that bad - but at the same time yes, it was a complete disaster. 

Disaster #1: So on Saturday I had the feeling that there was something wrong with the heat in my apartment. It would get warm and then cold and then repeat the process all over again. Then on Sunday it decided to just stop working all together. So basically from Saturday until Tuesday evening I had little to no heat, which let me tell, was not fun - I don't think I've ever appreciated heat as much as I do now. Of course, the no heat had to happen next as we got some of the coldest temperatures so far this fall. Alas, I now have heat!

Diaster #2: So on Wednesday night we got about 2-3 inches of snow (of course just when the snow from Saturday completely melted!), and you know what I didn't really care because this time I had functioning heat. However, as I was walking home from class, I slipped on black ice and face planted. Luckily, I only scrapped up my knees and hands (my one knee hurts especially when I walk up stairs now but I'll live). My pride on the other hand? Cut into deeply lol I'm sure at least 20 people saw - it's a busy sidewalk. So in all, be careful: black ice can get you on even the clearest of sidewalks! 

Other than the two disasters, it was a pretty okay week. I studied and devoured Nina Lane's entire Sugar Rush series. After Monday, I'll officially be on break, and I CAN NOT WAIT - I need a break so badly. 

Also, can I just say how excited I am for Busted and Furyborn?! They're two of my most anticipated releases of 2018, and while Furyborn technically doesn't come out till May, I may (okay I totally will) read it way before then! 

So in all: not the best of times but not the worst of times. Appreciate heat and watch out for black ice - it's a nasty little thing! 

Have a great week everyone! 
 ....  

15.12.17

Blog Tour: Sweet Life by Nina Lane (Review!!)



Sweet Life (A Sugar Rush Novel, #5) 
Nina Lane 
He knows if she's been bad or good. Amidst the sugarplums and mistletoe, fashion stylist Julia Bennett is every inch a scrooge. Known for her ice-queen ways, she's having a meltdown over a botched business deal and an upcoming milestone birthday. Add the pressure of forced holiday cheer, and she's ready to dive into the spiked eggnog and not come out until summer. Warren Stone, president and owner of the Sugar Rush Candy Company, is determined to make Julia slow down and enjoy the holidays. As her friend and confidante for thirteen years, he knows her better than anyone. But when decking the halls leads them to an explosive, sexy night, everything suddenly changes. And when Warren decides Julia is all he wants for Christmas, will she risk their longtime friendship for the gift of love?
Review: 

After devouring the first four books in this series, I couldn't wait to dive into Julia and Warren's story! It's been obvious since the first book that there's something between them, even though everyone (not even the two potential lovebirds) seem to see it! Luckily, Sweet Life gave Julia and Warren the perfect happily ever after with a dose of Christmas cheer! 

Honestly, I've been dying for Julia's POV ever since she first appeared in the Sweet Dreams. She's dynamite - ambitious, fearless,  and incredibly quick with her word. After Sweet Escape, however,  I could tell she hadn't always been this way. She may have even been a bit of a wildflower like Hannah (cue gasp). Therefore, I was so happy to get inside her heard here. No matter how icy the surface may seem, Julia has a lot of heart and sweetness deep down, especially when it comes to being pseudo mama bear to her nephews and niece. I especially enjoyed seeing the vulnerable side to her in Sweet Life. Previously, it seemed as if she didn't have any flaws, or holdbacks, but in Sweet Life, she deals with a couple of setbacks, mostly dealing with the failing of a business deal. It was refreshing to see that she was for one human but for for two that she wouldn't let the bad get her down. Sure, she'd wallow and eat some waffles, but nothing could keep her down for too long.  

Like Julia, it was fun to get inside Warren's head. In the previous books, he's always seemed strong and aloof - a protector as well as a tone setter. In Sweet Life, however, the softer side to Warren comes out, especially when it involves Julia, or Jules as he calls her. It was incredibly easy to see how much he cared for her and how far he'd go to prove that to her. Additionally, I enjoyed seeing the relationship with his children through his eyes. It brought a whole new layer of development to it. 

The romance in Sweet Life is as sweet and sexy as the previous books. I thought Nina did a great of developing it at a good pace. I will admit that at first I was slightly worried about a Warren and Julia pairing. I wondered if it could really work since Warren had been married to Julia's sister; however, I thought Nina did a decent job of handling that situation. She showed the doubts as well as hopes Warren and Julia had regarding the situation, making it more real in the long run. 

In all, Sweet Life is another great addition to the Sugar Rush series. It didn't top my favorite (sorry, Kate and Tyler's HEA hold that position!), but I enjoyed it nonetheless. My only questions now are: who's story is next AND how long do we have to wait?! 

3 Stars! 

Sweet Life is now out! 

Source: eARC provided by publicist for blog tour 






About the Author: 
New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances about professors, bad boys, candy makers, and protective alpha males who find themselves consumed with love for one woman alone. Originally from California, Nina holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer. 
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