Danielle's Reviews

~ REVIEW: Survivor’s Guilt by Cassy Roop ~

51vpmqsfvlL._SX324_BO1,204,203,200_SynopsisThere are five stages of grief. Denial. Bargaining. Anger. Depression. Acceptance. Losing the love of your life is one of the hardest things anyone would ever have to face. Especially when your life with them was just beginning. When tragedy strikes on what should be the happiest time of your life, how are you supposed to pick up the pieces of your life and move on without them? Two strangers who happen to share a life changing event, come to find solace in each other to help deal with their pain. One of them feels the guilt of being the reason that a life was lost. The other guilty for making a last second choice. Both of them, guilty that they survived. But what happens when a bond that surfaces from tragedy brings these two strangers together? Finding comfort in each other as they both deal with the same pain, was never the plan. Can they look beyond the guilt of the past in order stop themselves dying along with their loved ones, but instead live and learn to love again? What happens when losing your first love becomes the reason for meeting your one true love?

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daniell review 5 star aBeautiful yet heart-wrenching story of heartbreak and loss and having the courage to find love again.

Ellie and Evan begin as strangers, both newlyweds on their honeymoon in the beautiful Florida Keys.  But one horrible accident that occurs during what should be their happiest moments, will bind these two people forever.  Through events that continue to throw these two strangers together, a bond of friendship begins.  Both are struggling with their grief and trying to figure out how to deal with their pain and loss. Can Ellie and Evan help each other heal and learn to live again?
I have read and loved every book written by Cassy Roop and even though this is a completely different style for her, I loved it even more! I couldn’t put this book down and was sad to see it end.  This book had me on a roller coaster of emotions, feeling happy at times and other times ugly crying, but it was amazing to watch the journey that Ellie and Evan were on.  I felt every emotion right along with them both.  Cassy Roop is a very talented author and able to draw me in to each story.  I look forward to reading more from her in the future.
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~ The Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen Blog Tour + Giveaway ~

TheHierarchyofNeedsTourBanner HierarchyThe Hierarchy of Needs by Rebecca Grace Allen 
Published by: Samhain Publishing
Publication date: July 7th 2015
Genres: Erotica, Romance

SynopsisJamie Matthews is stuck in a rut. After hitting a wall with her dream career, she’s back in her hometown, living a life as monotonous as swimming laps in the neighborhood pool.

Being surrounded by her perfect brothers is a painful reminder of her failure to launch. The last bonfire of the summer is an ideal way to let off steam, especially when she runs into Dean Trescott, the playboy friend she had one hot-as-hell night with back in high school.

Since the day Dean met Jamie, he’s loved her beauty, talent, and smile that lit up the whole damn block. But dating isn’t an option. She has a bright future ahead of her, and he refuses to chain her to his—helping run the family business that’s barely staying afloat.

A “what-happens-in-Vegas” weekend was supposed to get their craving for each other out of their systems. But neither counted on the past repeating itself, drawing them together in even hotter and dirtier ways and dangling the possibility they might both be able to get exactly what they need…

Warning: A friends-to-lovers twice over story that contains some hot ’n’ heavy kissing in the waves, hair pulling, and a man who knows how to use his hands. It may also feature a few practical jokes—only the fun kind, of course.

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“Top 10 Fictional Couples for Rebecca Grace”

  1. Darcy and Elizabeth from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
  2. Caroline and West from Robin York’s Deeper
  3. Grace and Sam from Maggie Stiefvater’s Shiver
  4. Leah and Mike from Katie Porter’s Hold ‘Em
  5. Evie and Van from Charlotte Stein’s Sheltered
  6. Natsya and Josh from Katja Millay’s The Sea of Tranquility
  7. Juliette and Warner from Tahereh Mafi’s Shatter Me series
  8. Bella and Zsadist from J.R. Ward’s Lover Awakened (although Butch and Vishous would’ve been a runner up. Still mad that never happened!)
  9. Cris and India from Tamsen Parker’s Compass series
  10. Amber and Tony from Ruthie Knox’s Camelot series

Abou the authorRebeccaRebecca Grace holds a Bachelor of Arts in English with a double concentration in Creative Writing and Literary Comparison, which seemed like a good idea at the time. After stumbling through careers in entertainment, publishing, law and teaching, she’s returned to her first love: writing. A self-admitted caffeine addict and gym rat, she currently lives in upstate New York with her husband, two parakeets, and a cat with a very unusual foot fetish.

1st Prize – An e-copy of The Hierarchy of Needs, a signed paperback copy of The Duality Principle, Portland Rebels swag and a $10 Amazon gift card
2nd Prize – An e-copy of The Hierarchy of Needs, Portland Rebels swag and a $5 Amazon gift card
3rd Prize – An e-copy of The Hierarchy of Needs and Portland Rebels swag
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~ Weightless by Gia Riley Release Blitz + Review + Giveaway ~

Weightless teaserIt’s release day for Gia Riley’s Weightless! I love this contemporary romance so much, and it completes the Begin Again duet. And! Book 1, Lighter, is on sale now! Check out all the release day festivities!

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Weightless_3DSynopsisAfter a perfect summer, Sophie returns to college for her senior year. Leaving behind her greatest source of strength, she has to work even harder to keep her demons quiet. But when her past collides with her happiness for the final time, she’s faced with a new normal. Is she strong enough to stay on top? Does she believe she’s worthy of forever, or will she give it all up for a chance at peace?

One more try. One more chance.

Now a college graduate, Kipton stumbles upon the opportunity of a lifetime. Facing an unexpected long distance relationship, he’s struggling to find the perfect balance between life and love. All he wants is to protect his girl, but he doesn’t know how. Especially when she starts keeping secrets.

Fate has already determined their path. Time controls it. Are Sophie and Kipton strong enough to overcome the odds? Will they conquer the past once and for all?

Only one person knows the answer to free her – to make her weightless.

Weightless is the full-length follow-up to Lighter, and the conclusion to Sophie and Kipton’s story.

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daniell review 5 star aThis is the beautiful, heartwarming conclusion to the story of Kipton and Sophie that began in Lighter.

Sophie and Kipton have spent an entire summer strengthening their relationship and learning everything about each other.  Even though Kipton has already graduated and gotten a job in his hometown and Sophie has to head back to school 2 hours away, the two are completely committed to making it work in spite of the distance.  But when the past tries to interfere, will Kipton and Sophie’s love be strong enough to overcome outside forces that are trying to tear them apart?

I love this series!! Sophie has struggled with her issues and to see her blossom into a strong person that can handle anything life throws at her was awe-inspiring.  And Kipton has a heart of gold while being a hot and sexy man totally worthy of book boyfriend status.  I love Gia Riley and her writing is shear perfection! She creates characters that face real life struggles and conquer their fears to become even stronger than before.  Gia is definitely an author to one-click and I look forward to seeing what she comes up with next.

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Abou the author

Gia Riley is a New Adult and Contemporary Romance author from the small but mighty state of Delaware. She’s a lover of all things romance and a firm believer that everyone deserves a happily ever after. Gia takes pride in creating real, personable, and entertaining characters.


Mother and wife by day, writer by night –she’s having a blast living her dream. When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the isles of Kirkland’s or up to her elbows in Play-doh.


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~Maya Angelou


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