Friday, February 14, 2014

Guest Reviews: Before You Break by Christina Lee and Full Measures by Rebecca Yarros


A sexy, emotional New Adult romance about a bad boy on the edge and a good girl about to lose control…

The star catcher of the college baseball team isn't supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there’s something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them—something that makes him want to open up.

Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working the suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can’t ignore.

Soon Ella and Quinn’s physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him—or to stop herself from falling too far.

Publication Date: February 18, 2014

Jessica's Review:

4 stars. This isn't a story I'd rush out to get to add to my shelves, but it was an amazing story. Quinn and Ella are some of the most realistic characters I've read in a while and even though you can tell what's going to happen, you can't help but root for them and their happily ever after. I really, really enjoyed this story.


Three knocks can change everything…

"She knew. That’s why Mom hadn’t opened the door. She knew he was dead."

Twenty years as an army brat and Ember Howard knew, too. The soldiers at the door meant her dad was never coming home. What she didn’t know was how she would find the strength to singlehandedly care for her crumbling family when her mom falls apart.

Then Josh Walker enters her life. Hockey star, her new next-door neighbor, and not to mention the most delicious hands that insist on saving her over and over again. He has a way of erasing the pain with a single look, a single touch. As much as she wants to turn off her feelings and endure the heartache on her own, she can’t deny their intense attraction.

Until Josh’s secret shatters their world. And Ember must decide if he’s worth the risk that comes with loving a man who could strip her bare.

Publication Date: February 10, 2014

Jessica's Review:

5 stars. I loved this story and it had me bawling like a baby. I absolutely adored Josh and while December made some choices that had me yelling at her, they were logical decisions and made sense with the story. Oh, I can't wait to get this one for my shelves.

Thanks to the publishers for copies of these books for review! A special thanks to Jessica for her providing these reviews =)


  1. Thank you so much for having me on the blog and the beautiful review! =)

  2. Great reviews, Jessica! I'm not a fan of romance but that last one seems intriguing. While I was married to a soldier, I watched for the post commander a lot. I can identify. Thanks for sharing! WRITE ON!