Book Review: One Last Song - S.K.Falls

One Last Song - S.K. Falls
Published: Jan. 13,2015
Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Sociology >Abuse

I was seven when I swallowed my first needle.

My mom freaked out and rushed me to the emergency room.

She stayed by my side all night.

I never wanted it to end.

When you spend your whole life feeling invisible-when your parents care more about deals and deadlines than they do about you-you find ways of making people take notice. Little things at first. Then bigger. It's scary how fast it grows. Then one day something happens that makes you want to stop. To get better. To be better. And for the first time, you understand what it's like to feel whole, happy . . . loved. For the first time, you love someone back.

For me, that someone was Drew.

(85,000 words)

Previously published as IPPY award-winning novel, Secret for a Song.

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I’m not exactly sure which caught my attention first, but the blurb intrigue more very much. So I decide to reads the reviews, which were basically down the middle, so I didn’t exactly know what to expect.One Last Song is one of those stories that will stay with you for days after the last page. I will admit there were a few times I had to put this one down for a few days and come back due to frustration, but I didn’t give up on the story and I glad that I didn’t .

We’re given a glimpse inside the life of Saylor, she suffers of Munchausen Syndrome and is continuously self inflicting harm to herself each time more elaborate than the last. I often wondered what her endgame was, she said didn’t want to die. Everything about her made me crazy, it's like get over yourself, find something something that makes you happy. I felt conflicted about her parents while they took care of and came to her side whenever she would harm herself, no one should expect them to enable her poor decision.Later its l Everything about Saylor was in the gray area.

Things began to change when Saylor became part of a young terminally ill disease support group. While initially it started as research for her next “fix’, then Drew Dean caught her attention and open her opens to a different world. I like Drew, he brought his own version of light to this dark and disturbing read. I won’t say that meeting her stop hurting herself, but being around Drew and his friends did make Saylor feel something. That’s when the story honestly started to pick up for me which was well after the 50% mark.

As fate would have it Saylor is found out as not being terminally ill and everyone hates her for their own reason, but I felt some kind of way about that. While Saylor’s disease was not terminal, but it could have ended her life if she took it that far. It was her own personal hell that she could not shake for various reasons, her family and doctors could not just fix her. While she went about doing things the wrong way, I feel the misunderstanding between Saylor and Drew that lead her to be apart of his friends support group save her life.

One Last Song is my first experience with S.K. Falls’s work and I believe she took a very delicate situation and made it eye opening. No one character was free from problems, but that made things so much more real. Saylor’s story was told from solely her POV and it was well written. I will admit the pace did NOT pick for me until well after the 50% mark so if you’re going to go down this path be patient and stay strong it will get better. This story is not for the easily squeamish, but it does give you a small hope for a happy ending.

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Book Review: Resentment by Nicole London

Resentment - Nicole London 

Released:Oct.29, 2015
Series: None
Contemporary, Romance, New Adult, Erotica


The act of hating – no, fucking loathing Dean Collins. (Yes, I’m well aware that’s not the actual definition, but it might as well be . . .)

It’s been ten years since we've seen each other and the feelings are still as strong.

I’m not going to bore you with all the details of how our love was once intoxicating, consuming, and perfect.

Because it was . . . until it wasn't.

I've been fine without him. I haven’t missed his cruelty, his coldness and his spite.

And after the ugliest breakup in the history of breakups, I forced myself to move on.

Year by year, the feelings I had for him slowly drifted away, but one encounter with him recently changed everything. One encounter made me realize how the heart doesn't forget shit, and how my mind is going to have to work overtime to make sure I never forget my definition of resentment.

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Squeee, round of applause, gasp, shut the front door, just a few emotions I’m feeling after completing Resentment. Especially since this just so happens to be Nicole London’s debut novel, needless to say I will continue to check for whatever works she puts out.I could not believe I actually got caught up in my feels, it was a great things tho.

Resentment is not your typical boy meets girl and they fall in love with a dash of petty drama and a happy ending on top. This one actually had me very excited to get to the next page. Now going in I knew everything would not be rainbows and butterflies, but the most meaningful part of the journey. I could not get enough of Mia and Dean banter over the years, which allowed me to adore what they had more. Their story is told over 3 stages Regret,Resentment and Redemption.

Regret - Tells the story of how Dean and Mia became to be. I thought the lengths Dean went to get Mia’s attention were kind of cute. Once alone it didn’t take long to realize for them to realize they were not only compatible, but had similar home lives as well. I found it interesting how they both never shared how bad they actually had it. Once you start to get high on the good feeling that Dean and Mia share then you’re suckered pouched by none other than Dean it's like WHAT. THE.F! just happened. My feelings were hurt too. Please note I hate you Dean and you’re a douche.  photo London24_zpsv4bo9wsp.png

Resentment - Fast forward 10 years. Fed up with the direction life is going Mia decides to move in with her brother so she can start over. Before she arrived she learned he had a roommate and can you guess who that happens to be. You only get one guess.Immediately not only did I want to throat pouch him, but also junk pouch him. AT THE SAME TIME.

Redemption - While living together Dean and Mia are forced to coexist under one roof. After much petty antics, tension that you can't believe, and after a drunken kiss it wasn’t surprising sex was next to follow. Eventually we learn why Dean was a complete douche and while I don’t like his reason, I completely get it.

The story is told mainly from Mia’s POV, which was still entertaining,angsty, and face paced. I enjoyed every minute of this story that Nicole created. Honestly I can’t wait to experience more of her talented writing. I would definitely recommend this if you are a fan of second chance love.


“Are you coming to the pep rally tonight?” he asks.

“Probably not.”


“School spirit isn’t really my thing. No offense, but…football isn’t either.”

He laughs, and I suddenly realize that the two of us have never talked about football during our sessions together. In fact, whenever I’ve brought it up, he’s changed the subject to something else.

“Well,” he says, letting my hand go. “You should come for me instead.”

“What? What do you mean?”

“I mean, since you’re not into school spirit or football, but you’re clearly into me, you can make an exception and come tonight.”

“You’re getting quite presumptuous lately.” I put on my best poker face. “Do I need to help you with that definition?”

“Not when I know the true word you’re looking for is cognizant.” He grins, stepping back. “I hope to see you tonight.”

“I’ll think about it.”

“I’m sure you always do.” He gives me a look so sexy that I almost melt into the floor.

Goddamn, Dean Collins…


Nicole London is an aspiring author who is currently trapped in a terrible 9 to 5 and wishes Starbucks actually made decent drinks. She recently discovered her passion for writing after reading a ton of amazing indie books, and she plans to publish her first book, Resentment, October 29th.


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Blog Tour: Friction by Sawyer Bennett

Friction - Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: October 27, 2015
Series: A Legal Affairs Novel#8
Contemporary, Romance, Erotica,
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At the powerhouse law firm of Knight & Payne, winning comes first and ethics a distant second. Leary Michaels uses her female charms to daze opponents, and it’s always worked well—until now. On her most personal case yet, she finds herself going up against a defense attorney just as skilled, shameless, and seductive as she is.

Reeve Holloway has never met a woman as sure of her own sexuality, or as ruthless in wielding it, as Leary is. But he won’t be toyed with. What Leary starts, he’ll finish—in the courtroom, the bedroom, or any-damn-place he wants. The sex is uninhibited, electrifying, and absolutely against the rules. Reeve’s job is to ruin Leary’s case…even if it destroys her in the process and costs him the woman he’s come to love.

Dear Sawyer,

Thank you, thank you for bringing me out of my reading funk that I was sadly held hostage in for the past few months. I can’t say how much I appreciated this. I absolutely love everything you write and I probably will never get enough and that’s completely ok with me.

** On to my review**

All it took was one ridiculous motion to light a fire under Leary Michaels and she was out for blood. Of course she had to have fun with it by playing seductive mind games with the opposing counsel. While Leary was able to make a fool out of him in court, but she also left him speechless on numerous levels.

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The back and forth banter between Leary and Reeve was more than entertaining, it was also electric and enticing. All of which of the things that kept my Nook glued to my hands.
As the story progress I became more anxious of who would win the ongoing battle both in the courtroom as well as the bedroom.

I adored the Leary’s passion and work ethics for the cases that she took on.Her personality was very down to earth. The only draw back to her was when her lines started to blurred with Reeve when it came to their work life versus personal. While I understand completely especially once learning why she was so invested.

Can I just say that I completely adore Reeve, while he doesn’t fight for the little guy he still does what’s right. I felt bad for him at times because of the position he was in, but he always handled things according. His patience and his no nonsense attitude completely won me over.

 photo BreastMan_zpsblirjrgf.pngIf you’ve ever read any of Ms. Bennett’s books chances you already know her reading keeps you on the edge of your seat with angst and sexiness and just emotion. SO MANY EMOTIONS. The story is well written with a dual POV which I ABSOLUTELY love because it gives me a chance to see both sides. The secondary characters always enhance the story and causes me to want to know more about them, but the don’t overtake the story that’s already happening.

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn't have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series, the Last Call Series and the Wicked Horse Series. She also writes the Cold Fury Series for Random House.
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