#NewRelease Shades of Sydney by Brittney Coon


SHADES OF SYDNEY by Brittney Coon

#NAromance #newadult #college #summerboy
Sydney West enjoys sampling summer boys, but this year, one refuses to be a one-night stand…

Twenty-one-year-old Sydney doesn’t believe in relationships. Her parents’ toxic divorce has taught her love is nothing but a sinister fairy tale. So every summer she parties, hooks up, abandons her lover before dawn, and repeats.

That is until she meets gorgeous local surfer Jason King at the beach…

When Jason fails to flirt—or even give her a second glance—she decides something must be wrong with him, and it’s safer to stay away. But when Sydney and Jason’s best friends hook up and become Malibu’s hottest couple, they are forced to spend more time together than either of them cares for.

Armed with a sharp tongue, Sydney works to keep Jason at bay…

In a moment of weakness, Sydney lets her guard down and confides in Jason, realizing he’s more than just a hot guy—he’s also a friend. And when Sydney’s need for a summer boy results in her falling into bed with Jason, despite her better judgment, she runs away from him by morning.

The problem is, he won’t accept being another one-night stand, and will do anything to prove…

Love really does exist.

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Our Last Time by Cristy Marie Poplin #BookReview


Our Last Time: A Novel

Cristy Marie Poplin



New Adult/Coming of Age


This book involves the relationship of Willow and Kennedy. The books goes back and forth between the present time and current time to tell their engaging love story. Willow and Kennedy have been best friends since elementary school, but Kennedy previously had a brain tumor when he was younger that was easily treated. Now at 18, Kennedy has terminal brain cancer and only has a few months to live.

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Willow is leaving for college in Chicago as Kennedy does not want to watch him die. Their last night together, the two give themselves to each other, and Willow leaves for Chicago and Kennedy passes away.

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After their passionate one night, Kennedy leaves something behind for Willow.

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A daughter, Annette. For some reason, Willow has chosen not to reveal to her family and others that Kennedy is her daughter’s father.

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As time passes on, Willow has become a nurse and raising her daughter when she meets school teacher, Wyatt. Wyatt is a patient at the hospital she works for after having his second heart attack as a result of a defective heart. Willow is able to start to open her heart to Wyatt.

Will Willow finally reveal to her family and to Kennedy’s family  the truth that Kennedy is her daughter’s father? Will Willow be able to fully give her heart to Wyatt or will Wyatt’s heart condition be to much? You will have to read the book.

This book was truly a bittersweet read. The story is so acquiescently written and full of heart. Every page either left me with a smile or left me in tears. It truly was a bittersweet read. I give it four out of four “BLUE ROSES”. See rating system HERE!

Thank you for the author for providing with a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.





Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/27845024-our-last-time



Cristy Marie Poplin is a South Carolinian who currently lives in the state of Connecticut. She’s a young, independent author who aims to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in English within the next 4-5 years. She is also a freelance journalist and selective cover designer. The Pact of Strength is her debut novel which she self-published on May 1st, 2015.

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