Thursday, August 22, 2019

Blog Tour & Review: BROKEN KNIGHT by LJ Shen


"Everyone needs to read this book. "
- Harloe Rae, USA Today bestselling author.

BROKEN KNIGHT, an all new standalone about first loves, betrayal and loss from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!

Not all love stories are written the same way. Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.

Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.
Underneath the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves (yet pities) is a girl who knows exactly what, and who, she wants—namely, the boy from the treehouse who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.

Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
This daredevil hell-raiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but he only has eyes for the girl across the street: Luna.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he’s forced to realize not all knights are heroes.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories flourish in tragedy.

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"Moonshine,"he whispered."You will up the empty, dark space--like the moon owns the sky. It is quiet. It it bright. It doesn't need to be a ball of flame to be noticed. It simply exists. It forever glows."-Knight.

"Two hearts, two lives, and too many missed opportunities." 

This was unrequited love at it's best! ALL. THE. FEELS. This book took me through a whirlwind of emotions. A rollercoaster of highs and lows and everything in between. I have NEVER cried so hard while reading a book. I am NOT a crier while reading, so to brought to gasping, blubbering tears, snot, puffy eyes and all, was a powerful testament to Leigh's ability to pull on my heartstrings for characters I have grown to know and love. 

I could NOT read this story fast enough. When I wasn't reading it, I was thinking about it. When I was sleeping, I would dream about it. I knew after only a few chapters, that this was going to be a powerful book that would inevitably break my heart and put it back together in an altered form. This was going to be one that taught me a reminder that is all too easily forgotten: The sun WILL shine tomorrow, but we MUST live for TODAY. You need to live EVERY moment, EVERY day, EVERY interaction, like it's your last because you only get ONE life to live, so enjoy everything there is to enjoy about it.

I can say WITHOUT a doubt, that this is Leigh's best work, to date. It was everything I had hoped for and then some. Move over Daria and Penn, this Knight and his "Moonshine" took the crown. I will be listening to the as soon as it comes out! I NEED to experience this book all over again, even with all the pain along the way. 

"Life's too short not to be with the person you love." 

I know that this book is being advertised as a standalone, but I HIGHLY and WHOLEHEARTEDLY, recommend you read the first books in the series before this one (DEFY, VICIOUS, RUCKUS, SCANDOLOUS, and BANE). At the very least, PLEASE read RUCKUS and SCANDALOUS. This is Knight (Dean and Rosie's adoptive son-RUCKUS) and Luna (Trent and Edie's daughter- SCANDALOUS) story and I truly believe you will NOT get the full emotional impact if you don't at least read those two novels. I felt it would be a disservice to this OUTSTANDING story if i didn't mention this. 

***Be warned: A box of tissue WILL be necessary while reading***


5 "live for today" stars
xoxo, Vivian💋



Right now I wanted to just be here in silence with my best friend. And somehow, I don’t know how, but Luna sensed it. So we sat there for what felt like two hours but was probably a lot less, until I opened my eyes again. Her eyes were closed, too. I watched her for a while.
When she opened her eyes, it felt like she took something away from me.
“Let’s jump,” she said.
“I’m quite fond of my limbs, Moonshine.”
“Stop being such a big baby.”
“Big, quarterback baby who just finished a football season in one piece and would like to keep all his body parts intact.”
She crawled out of the treehouse and settled on the branch. It was thick, but I doubted it could carry my muscular ass for more than a few seconds before snapping. I rolled my eyes and settled next to her. She slipped her hand in mine.
“Three, two, one.”
It was a short, sweet way down.

About LJ Shen
L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 Best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Review Tour: THE GUY ON THE RIGHT by Kate Stewart

We're celebrating the release of The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart! Fall in love with Theo and Laney today!
Contemporary Romance/Romantic Dramedy 
Stand Alone 
Designer: Q Design 



Strike One-My mother named me Theodore after her favorite chipmunk. 

Not cool, Mom. 

I‘ve spent most of my life answering to Teddy, because I couldn’t make Theo work. 

Except for here. College. The place where all bets are off, and I’ve managed to redeem myself. There’s only one problem, my new roommate, Troy, is football royalty and looks like he stepped off the set of an Abercrombie shoot. 

Doesn’t matter, I cook a mean breakfast for his panty parade, and we get along well. 
And anyway, this year I got the girl. And she’s perfect. 

That’s right. Theodore Houseman, former band geek, now marching band rock star has finally landed the girl of his dreams. 

Everything is perfect. 

That is, until Troy takes a good look at her. 

I’m not going down without a fight. As a matter of fact, I’m not going down at all. As glorious as these days may be for my all-star roommate, Laney is my end game. 

I may not know much about play strategy, but I’ve been the good guy my whole life. I’ve been listening and I know exactly what women want. Framed in a picture standing next to me, Troy may seem like Mr. Perfect, but he’s underestimating the guy on the right. 

Spoiler alert: In this story, the underdog is going to win.

I am typically NOT a fan of romcom. I am typically NOT a fan of friends to lovers. BUT I AM a fan of THIS book! I am LOVING the versatility of Kate's writing. Each book I read of hers speaks more and more to her abilities to truly write and create a truly unique story like no other. I started reading her books with HEARTBREAK WARFARE. Which I LOVED, but man, I STILL have emotional PTSD when I think about that book LOL. Then I read METHOD, which was based in Hollywood and couldn't be further from HW, now I read, THE GUY ON THE RIGHT and AGAIN I am blown away by the unexpected and uniqueness of it all. Like I said above, I typically don't like romcom or friends to lovers type books. The only time I read them is if I trust that the author can deliver and KATE DELIVERED! "I might’ve fallen slowly but I just landed impossibly deep. I adored Theo's character. I gotta say, I am ALL FOR the underdog getting the girl now. I couldn't get enough of Laney's quirkiness. They were the PERFECT opposites. Kate just made their relationship work! #imalittlebitcountryhesawholelotrockandroll "We're polar opposites in some ways. I'm too country, and he's a whole lot of everything else. We shouldn't fit, but we do, and our fit is nothing short of spectacular." You can FEEL this story while reading it. From the slow burn to the LOL moments. And trust me, there were PLENTY of LOL moments. I would literally stop reading and reread parts out loud to my hubby (which I NEVER do). Even he was laughing! #GummyBears I just couldn't get enough of these characters silliness! This was a genuine, heart warming, slow-burn that had me laughing, swooning and all out giddy with happiness by the end. Everyone needs to read this! #livingourrealestlife 5 "feel it everywhere" stars!
xoxo, Vivian💋

A Texas native, Kate Stewart lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it's what she loves as a reader. Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey. 
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