ARC REVIEW: The Wild Heir by Karina Halle

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Another day, another Halle book. Are you surprised? I’m not! By now you should know how much I love Karina’s books.

So did I love this one? YES!

So much sassiness, sexiness, loveliness. I loved every single bit of this book. I loved the the way Ella and Magnus made each other react (I can’t find the word I’m looking for). I looooooved the sexy scenes, duh! Karina as always has described everything in a way that makes you feel like you are there.

You guys need to read this! It is available on Amazon and through Kindle Unlimited.

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2rOLRdS
Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2k6M0Fk

I know that this review is really short but I think that is says it all, and I’m trying something new, the format is a bit different and I’m trying to keep my reviews a bit shorter so that you won’t have to read a bunch of my scatter brain thoughts, I’m trying to stick to the important stuff 😉

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ARC REVIEW: The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle

Original title: The Swedish Prince
Year published: 2018
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Number of pages:
First sentence: “”That is the absolute last time I’m trying online dating” Sam says to me with an exaggerated sigh as she leans back in the couches we’ve taken over in the corner of the bar.”

Plot: I never believed in fairy-tales.

Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.

Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my doorstep.

At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.

But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.

Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.

He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.

Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.

I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.

I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.

When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?

Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?

My thoughts: “My thoughts? My thoughts? Do I even have thoughts? Who the hell knows.

THIS BOOK BLEW MY MIND. So, basically I no longer have a mind which means I don’t have thoughts. Does that suffice in way of review? No? Dang it.”

I wrote the words above in my review of the last Karina Halle book I reviewed, Bad at love. Though I hate repeating myself I know that I do it a lot in my reviews, because usually I’m at a loss for words, and I was this time too. I feel the same as I did then, if not even more mindblown. Y’all may think that I’m biased, but really I’m not. And I’m always honest in my reviews whether I bought the book myself or it’s an ARC. All you are ever going to read on this blog is the truth, and sometimes maybe a bit too much of the truth.

So this book? I don’t even know what to say about this book because it was all kinds of amazing. It was funny, sexy, romantic, sad and maddening at the same time, which Karina’s books usually are in my opinion.

I loved the characters so much and I related to Maggie so much, but that is a story for another time. I loved Viktor and his sassy sexiness. I loved all of Maggie’s siblings and the relationship that she had with them, I wish I was that close with all of my siblings.

I loved that there was Swedish in this because to me that made it even more funny! I laughed so much when I read this book, there were so many funny phrases and misunderstandings and I almost peed myself laughing at times. But I also cried, like ugly cried. It was awful.

This book is a perfect mix of funny and sad and romantic and sexy as fuck. You need this book in your life!

 

The Swedish Prince is currently available at Amazon and is free in KU! Also check out Karina’s other books! 

 

RELEASE DAY: The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle

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The Swedish Prince, an all-new emotional standalone by Karina Halle is now LIVE!

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I never believed in fairy-tales.

Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.

Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my dusty doorstep.

At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.

But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.

Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.

He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.

Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.

I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.

I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.

When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?

Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?

The Swedish Prince is a standalone romance inspired by Roman Holiday.

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About Karina Halle

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Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

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TEASER: The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle

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I never believed in fairy-tales.

Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.

Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my dusty doorstep.

At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.

But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktor’s façade.

Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role he’d rather not fulfill.

He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.

Yet uncovering Viktor’s secret was only the first step.

I didn’t expect to fall in love with him.

I didn’t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.

When you’re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?

Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?

The Swedish Prince is a standalone romance inspired by Roman Holiday.

Be on the look out on iBooks and Nook for Pre-Order to go live on March 20th! Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2FU5oBC

COVER REVEAL: Hot Shot by Karina Halle

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Delilah Gordon has a secret.

She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.

And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody rugged mountain man are anything but tame.

 

Fox Nelson has a secret too.

As a wildland firefighter or “hot shot,” Fox parachutes into danger every day he’s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests and thousands of lives. But while Fox’s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but. The more he grapples with his raging demons, the more he realizes Delilah is the only one who can put out the flames.

 

As the two friends grow closer – and more intimate – than ever before, the more complicated their relationship becomes.

And Delilah has one more secret to reveal.

A secret that will change both their lives…forever.

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Isn’t that gorgeous? LOVE!

 

Also, the first book in the series is currently free! Remember that these can be read as standalones!

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Books I’ve read for uni this term

One of the many reasons that I haven’t read as many books as I might’ve liked these past months is probably because I’ve had to read a lot of books for uni. So, I thought I’d let you know which books I’ve read for my ecocritical lit course, and if I liked them or not.

Walking by Henry David Thoreau – I hated this with all my being. Fuck trancendentalism!

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver – This was OK. Nothing more, nothing less.

White Fang by Jack London – Ehhhhhh, let’s just say that I won’t make my students read this one.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed – Yeah, no.

 

To be read/reading:

Green grass, running water by Thomas King

Do androids dream of electric sheep? by Philip K. Dick

 

Also, a bunch of short stories, articles and other theoretic crap.

 

We have also seen/ will be seeing some movies such as Grizzly Man, Avatar and Wall-E. Looking forward to those last two.

 

Is it weird that I want to quit with only a term and a few weeks left?

 

xx Kayla

 

PS. Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think?

 

ARC REVIEW: Bad at Love by Karina Halle

Bad At Love AMAZONOriginal title: Bad at Love
Year published: 2017
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Number of pages: 367
First sentence: “Tonight is going to suck,” Naomi grumbles.

Plot: Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit’s girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

 

My thoughts: My thoughts? My thoughts? Do I even have thoughts? Who the hell knows.

THIS BOOK BLEW MY MIND. So, basically I no longer have a mind which means I don’t have thoughts. Does that suffice in way of review? No? Dang it.

Friends to lovers is actually not a fave trope of mine, I’m more of an enemies to lovers kind of gal. Buuuuuuuut, I did really enjoy this book. Hell, I more than enjoyed it. But then again, it’s a Karina book, that’s not to say that I’m biased (OK, maybe I am, a little bit) because this is a really good book. It is funny, swoony, hot, sad. It is all you need. You know that song? All you need is love, dadadadadada? I say, all you need is Bad at love, dadadadada! In all honestly, we all get a little down this time of year, I know I do. And this is the perfect pick me up, and maybe sob fest, if that’s what you feel you need.

I don’t really know what to say about the characters because it’ll probably be a repeat of all my other Halle reviews. Swoony, hot male lead who’d kind of a douche to all ladies but the leading one. Loveable, quirky leading lady who you just want to be friends with. Then there are all these other characters than just makes the story a real story, you know? Karina has this way of writing characters that you actually believe exists and I don’t know how she does it. Everything is just so believable and real, as I usually say with her books, it’s like I’m right there with all of the characters.

 

Really, you should get this book. If not for yourself then it’s a great gift for thanksgiving, for advent, for Christmas. Or for everyone!

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