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{Review} Clam Jam

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Clam Jam by RC Boldt
Read January 2017
4 Stars

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Synopsis

Clam Jam
Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.
Example: You’re chatting with a guy you’re interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.
Maggie
That’s my life except it’s worse. My friend who keeps jamming me is my gay roommate, and if that isn’t a W.T.F. moment, I’m not sure what is.
Fact: He went home with three yes, three of the guys I had been so sure were into me.
Fact: He’s really pissing me off. I mean, hello? I’m trying to get back in the saddle, but I’ll never manage to get a boyfriend before the age of fifty if he keeps this up.
Fact: Secretly, I wonder what it would be like if he weren’t gay. Why do all the hot, sweet, tender-hearted guys have to be gay?
Fact: My gay-dar needs a serious tune-up.
Ry
The day I interviewed for the room to rent, everything changed. I knew I had met the girl, except there was one small problem: she didn’t want anything to do with men. I recognized a top-notch force field when I saw one. She’d been burned badly and didn’t want to deal with a heterosexual guy as a roommate. I could’ve turned around and found another place to live, but I wanted to live there with her.
So I had to go undercover.
Fact: I’m in love with my roommate.
Fact: I’m a likely candidate for carpal tunnel surgery since all the action I’ve had for the past year has been my hand.
Fact: She’s going to hate me if I come clean now.
Fact: I’m not giving up. Which means I’ll just have to continue to run defense until I figure out a way to get Maggie to see the real me.
The me that loves her.
The me that would never do her wrong.
Until then, I’ll keep running off every guy who shows any interest.
Until then, I’ll continue to Clam Jam.

Review

As soon as I read the title of this book I knew I had to read it and then the blurb totally sold me. It made me laugh and be curious at the same time. How was this ever going to make out and would it all be for the better in the end?

With so many questions I settled into Clam Jam and what I an enjoyable read it was. Ry and Maggie were just perfect and their story either left me laughing or swooning. It was just that good. Sarah and Jack were also wonderful characters.

While some moments in the story felt a little cheesy and over the top to me, they worked for the story and I’m thankful for that.

{Audio Tour} Sincerely, Carter

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Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G
Sincerely, Carter #1

Synopsis

Just friends.We’re just friends.

No, really. She’s just my best friend…

Arizona Turner has been my best friend since fourth grade, even when we “hated” each other. We’ve been there for one another through first kisses, first “times,” and we’ve been each other’s constant when good relationships turned bad. (We even went to colleges that were minutes away from each other…)

Throughout the years, and despite what anyone says, we’ve never crossed the line.

Never thought about it.

Never wanted to.

Until one night changed everything.

At least, it should’ve …

Just friends.

We’re just friends.

I’m only saying this until I figure out if she’s still “just” my best friend…

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About the Author

A self diagnosed candy addict, travel junkie, and hypochondriac, Whitney Gracia Williams LOVES to write about characters that make you laugh, cry, and want to (in the case of Claire Gracen) reach through your Kindle and slap them.

She is the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of Reasonable Doubt,the Mid Life Love Series, the Jilted Bride Series, the My Last Resolution Series, Wasted Love, and Captain of My Soul.

When she’s not locked inside her room, feverishly typing away on her laptop.

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{Review} Balls (Ball Games #1)

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Balls by Andie M Long
Ball Games #1
Read March 2016
3 stars

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Synopsis

Camille Turner has returned to her home town of Rotherham to open her new business, a childrens play centre. She said she left to pursue her education but in reality she was driven away by the antics of fellow pupil Dylan Ball, whose parting shot, a photo of Camille in tight shorts, earned her the nickname Camille Toe.
After swearing revenge as she left the school gates behind her, Camille is reunited with a now older and apologetic Dylan who wants to be friends. She’d tell him to go to Hell but he does genuinely seem sorry. Plus he’s also matured into one sexy male. It’s so unfair.
But does Dylan really want to be friends or is it all an act to embarrass her once again?

Series Reading Order

#1 Balls
#2 Snow Balls
#3 New Balls Please

Review

The title and the cover along are what sold me on this story. I mean who doesn’t love ball bits? And with a title like that I just had to find out more.

This was a quick enjoyable read and it had some really good moments. I did like how the girls got revenge on one of the guys. Oh I didn’t see that coming. However in some parts it just felt a little rushed for one and would have loved to read more about these characters. Also the ending left me wanting more.

I will be reading the next book and hopefully I get to discover more about all theses characters. I think they have a lot to offer.

{Review} Compulsion (Magnetic Desires #1)

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Compulsion by Misti Murphy
Magnetic Desires #1
Read July 2015
3 stars

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Synopsis

Stranded in the friend zone, Orion Lance has been in love with his best friend Clo since high school and unable to work out how to get her to see him as more.

After catching her husband cheating, Clo turns to her best friend Orion for support, only to find he wants more than she’s willing to give.

While Orion shows her that not all men are pricks, and not all roses have thorns, Clo must find a way to let go of the past and open up to a second chance at love.

Series Reading Order
Standalone series

#1 Compulsion
#2 Addiction
#2.5 Immersion

Review

The way compulsion is written is a little different to the stories that I have read recently and I really enjoyed it. It starts in the present with flash back to how the story all came to the point where the reader joins the story. Then each chapter is the same with the present scene and another flash back. It may seem a bit stranger but it worked at really well for this type of story.

I really enjoyed Orion. I think my heart broke for him and the struggle that he had to go through. He has to watch his best friend fall in love with one of his friends and then later attended their marriage. It was pure heartbreak and he never really get over it. Sometimes I wanted him to just move on but other times I really wanted to see if love really can conquer all.

Half numb, I left her there on the floor. How could I stay, when all I wanted to do was show her what it would be like to be loved by a real man?

However I didn’t really care for Clo. She just wasn’t doing it for me. My only wish is that I was hoping that she would change or grow on me but she never did. Pity really because she was a major let down to an otherwise really enjoyable story.