Tag: Kristen


Flashback Friday: The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

Flashback Friday: The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Jaci Burton

Kristen’s Review 4 Stars! I loved The Perfect Play. It’s very erotic, emotional, and captivating. The characters are richly developed and the plot, though somewhat cliché, is engaging and fun to read. I really love this book! The characters are fantastic and realistic.  Mick and Tara, the hero and heroine, are full of flaws and strengths. I easily believed in their struggles, in their triumphs, and in their relationship. There’s enormous chemistry between the two, and I simply couldn’t get enough them. I thoroughly enjoyed Tara’s son Nathan. The author captured the essences of a teenage boy. Nathan was delightful and brought many humorous moments to the book. I especially enjoyed the mother/son […]

Posted January 13, 2017 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

SERIES SPOTLIGHT (AUGUST 7-10) + GIVEAWAY: FANTASYLAND BY KRISTEN ASHLEY ~ DAY THREE – FANTASTICAL

SERIES SPOTLIGHT (AUGUST 7-10) + GIVEAWAY: FANTASYLAND BY KRISTEN ASHLEY ~ DAY THREE – FANTASTICAL

It’s day three of shining the spotlight on Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series. We have two great 4 star reviews for Fantastical, the 3rd book in the series, one from Splage and another from Kristen. If you haven’t gotten a chance to check out the reviews for the 1st two books in the series you can view Wildest Dreams here, and The Golden Dynasty here. Don’t forget to enter our giveaway, one of two $10 Amazon gift cards could be yours! Just fill out the Rafflecopter down below. And remember all the books in the series are on sale for a limited time and Midnight Soul, book 5, is available for pre-order! **Be sure to […]

Posted August 9, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Blog Tour / 4 Comments

Review: Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss, #4) by Nalini Singh

Review: Rock Wedding (Rock Kiss, #4) by Nalini Singh

Kristen’s Review 4 Solid Stars!! What a wonderful ending to an enjoyable series. To be honest, I was surprised how much I truly enjoyed this book. I was a little concerned that I wouldn’t fully connect with this particular love story considering how ambivalent I have been toward Abe’s character throughout the series. I shouldn’t have worried. There is a reason Nalini Singh is my favorite author. She just knows how to write my type of romance. This story not only offered a heartbreaking but sweet second chance at romance storyline between Abe and his ex-wife Sarah, but it also gave page time to the other couples in the series. That aspect […]

Posted August 2, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Review: One with You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day

Kristen’s Review 2 Stars? 4 Stars? I’M NOT SURE! There were parts of this book that I loved while other parts bored or confused me. I guess I’ll settle for 3 maybe 3 1/2 stars. Overall, I loved this series! I loved every second I spent in Gideon and Eva’s world, especially during the first THREE books. The TRILOGY aspect of this series was phenomenal. I even loved the fourth book, though it brought nothing new to Gideon and Eva’s love story. As for this book? Well, I’m not sure what to think. There were aspects that I absolutely loved (LUCKY, THE PUPPY), other parts that I really enjoyed, and a few […]

Posted June 18, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 2 Comments

Flashback Friday Favorite: A Breach of Promise (The Rules of Engagement #1) by Victoria Vane

Flashback Friday Favorite: A Breach of Promise (The Rules of Engagement #1) by Victoria Vane

Reviews Kristen says: 4.5 Stars! WOW! What an unexpected surprise A Breach of Promise turned out to be! I was captivated, riveted, and charmed by this superbly written short story. I’m in awe of Ms. Vane’s ability to write a novella that is not only historically detailed, engaging, and cleverly contrived, but simultaneously sweeps the reader into a world full of richly developed characters, and terrific, witty dialogue. The cast of characters in this short story were simply amazing for a novella. I can honestly say, I don’t think I’ve read a more charming, delightful, and so full of himself hero! Marcus was such a weasel. I couldn’t help but love the conceited rake. I absolutely […]

Posted May 6, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Flashback Friday: Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom

Flashback Friday: Samson’s Lovely Mortal (Scanguards Vampires #1) by Tina Folsom

   Reviews Karla says: 4.5 stars. From the very first hot sentence to the last page, I was hooked! Samson and Delilah (I know *rolls eyes*, just some of the author’s warped subtle humor) have sizzling chemistry. She seems to be the answer to his…ahem….problem. He can’t get IT up and once he meets her…IT doesn’t want to go down. Funny stuff. The connection they have is more than sexual and he has feelings for her that are not normal for a vampire. What a fun journey exploring this unique world, and seeing Samson and Delilah discovering each other on an emotional and intimate level. Some great secondary characters, a bit of […]

Posted April 8, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Review / 0 Comments

Best Of 2015!! + GIVEAWAY

Best Of 2015!! + GIVEAWAY

Here it is! Our favorite reads in 2015. Not all the books were released in 2015, but that’s not what this list is about, it’s what we enjoyed reading throughout the year. Yes, there are quite a few books that were new releases last year, but you might also recognize some reads that have been around for a while and our reviewers just got a chance to give them a go. You’ll see our faves from an assortment of different genres including Contemporary, Suspense, Paranormal, Historical and the very popular New Adult…some of us couldn’t resist and added an entire series. We’ve also included a few of our own categories such […]

Posted January 20, 2016 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 36 Comments

Christmas Novella: Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

Christmas Novella: Holiday Sparks by Shannon Stacey

What it’s about House-sitting for her parents seemed like a good idea, until the microwave blew up and the lights went out. Now Chloe Burke thinks upgrading the electrical system of her childhood home while they are away would make the perfect Christmas gift. Fortunately, there’s an electrician in town who can get the job done by the holidays. Scott Quinn has wanted to get his hands on the Burkes’ wiring for almost as long as he’s wanted to get his hands on their daughter. Chloe didn’t notice Scott back in high school, but she’s noticing him now, and soon they’re indulging in a little festive fun: no strings, no expectations. […]

Posted December 23, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1) by Colleen Hoover

Hopeless (Hopeless, #1)  by Colleen Hoover

What it’s about Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies… That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried. Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering […]

Posted November 29, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 2 Comments

Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss, #3) by Nalini Singh

Rock Redemption (Rock Kiss, #3)  by Nalini Singh

What it’s about Kit Devigny could have loved rock guitarist Noah St. John. Their friendship burned with the promise of intense passion and searing tenderness…until the night Noah deliberately shattered her heart. Noah knows he destroyed something precious the night he chose to betray Kit, but he’d rather she hate him than learn his darkest secret. All he has left is his music. It’s his saving grace, but it doesn’t silence the voices that keep him up at night. Chasing oblivion through endless one-night-stands, he earns a few hours’ sleep and his bad boy reputation. When a media error sees Noah and Kit dubbed the new “it” couple, Kit discovers her […]

Posted October 24, 2015 by sweptawaybyromance in Uncategorized / 0 Comments