We are back. We are swooning. We are Broken.

There are a lot of stories out there that I am obsessed with. The characters are so amazing that I feel like I know these people. I care about these characters. This series is definitely one of those for me. Broken is the second book in the Her Reverse Genus series by Adell Ryan. The first book is called Perfect (find the review here!) and I love it so much. It’s a book I can just go back and re-read over and over and over. I will also be doing this with this amazing sequel. When I saw the title for this book my immediate thoughts were OMG WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ADELL?! Broken?! Please don’t destroy my loves. Please….

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I was one of the lucky ones that got to beta read this book. Talk about fangirling all over the fucking place. I remember the exact moment I was asked to be a Beta. I was in the car on my way to a wedding in Kentucky and I received the message. Cue fangirl screaming and giggling uncontrollably. You would think I was a young girl talking to her first crush. So freaking stoked. 

I started the book and immediately began falling in love again. All these characters are so well written that I feel like they are friends. It’s like coming back to Hogwarts, you know it’s home. Plus, I was immediately in full swoon mode over Jax. That man… Whew. He’s mine ladies….BACK OFF 😉 & Tobias… Gah he is so swoony. Strong silent types man. I love em. Then Bram with their friendship/blooming love. Last but not least our sexy italian man, Julian. Back with Thess and the guys and back in love.

Thess is completely distressed over the events from the end of the last book. Her dad had been attacked and was badly hurt, possibly dead, and her mother was missing. She has come out of her depression phase thanks to Tobias and his errr magical fingers. #Swoon She realizes that the guys were really worried about her and she isn’t going to accomplish anything by moping around. She has had her time to cope, it’s time to be kickass Thess again. Her and the guys just have to come up with a plan and put it into action. The evil Zinna has framed Thess for the attack on her father and has an alert out for her making it almost impossible for her to be seen in public. 

Another situation that Thess is trying to figure out is her relationship with the guys. She still isn’t totally sure how this whole thing is going to work with her and 3 guys. Aren’t they going to get jealous? How is she going to juggle them all? How can she deal with experiencing such happy things as her relationship with each of them develops when so much bad is happening in her life? Although the last book is truly a ‘medium burn’ there isn’t much sexy time for Thess and the guys. The relationship building in Perfect is amazing. Seriously great. I am totally in love with these guys and now I’m ready to get to the business. Be in love with them Thess! LET’S GET IT ON! Well, you’ll be happy to hear that shit really heats up in Broken. Like almost immediately we are in full swoon mode with some SUPER sexy scenes. What else does this mean?! MORE relationship development between Thess and the guys! We get to learn more about their stories and how they came to be on the run. We get to fall in love with the guys with Thess. I love this about the series. The love doesn’t feel like insta-love. Granted the time frame isn’t incredibly long but we don’t go from ‘hi what’s your name?’ to ‘You are the love of my life I will die without you’. There is a more natural buildup in the relationships and it’s amazing.

Another element of the first book we get to explore at a deeper level is the government and their involvement in their blood draw/DNA study. We’ve seen that the people doing this aren’t afraid to snatch people out of their homes, force them to participate in the blood draw, and even use violence to influence rule breakers to comply. Something you wouldn’t expect from those who have been entrusted to protect us. We get to see a lot more of this in the capture and kidnapping of Thess’s mother as well as NABs continuation of seeking Thess and vilifying her. Plus a lot more stuff that I wouldn’t want to spoil for you. But it’s good. & horrifying. & will be sure to piss you off… 

Perfect was amazing. Really and truly amazing. Broken? Even freaking better. Out of the two Broken is definitely my favorite. I seriously can’t wait for the 3rd book and I will be tirelessly stalking Adell Ryan until she releases it. All the characters are so amazingly in-depth and the story/world building is so perfect that I have been dealing with serious book hangover since I finished it. I spent my time swooning, giggling like a school girl, laughing out loud, and wanting to scream and cry. The story is so immersive you can’t help but become emotionally attached. This is a definite must read. It’s made for contemporary romance lovers. It’s made for sci-fi/paranormal romance lovers. Honestly, amazingly written stories are made for everyone. Now leave me alone so I can get back to swooning over Jax ❤

Keep swooning dolls! 😘

Getting ravaged by Ravagers

Okay, so we have here The Ravager Chronicles by Sara Page. A swoony worthy Sci-Fi reverse harem romance series that will make you weak at the knees.

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I seriously was very skeptical at first. I’m normally just not that into alien stories because aliens are scary not sexy. Think the scariest movie ever. Yes, you are correct. Signs with Mel Gibson. Talking about fucking scary. I had to sleep in my parent’s room for weeks after that horrible experience. So when I see that this reverse harem series is about aliens I am just not confident that I will love it. Well Sara Page knows how to write sexy aliens, lemme tell you. Let’s get into it.

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So, we have our main character, Ameia. This girl is a princess of her home planet and decided to have a bit of rebellious fun on her birthday and go up in a ship with her step brother. Of course, their journey goes horribly leading to Ameia being shipped in an emergency pod onto an unknown planet. Ameia has no idea where she is so she has no way of knowing if the planet she is on has oxygen or what types of lifeforms are present. She is pretty much trapped in her archaic pod with limited food, water, and uhhhh bathroom space. It’s not smelling very princessly in there. Ameia kinda drives me nuts at the beginning. I mean my favorite part of reverse harem books is the amount of characters I get to swoon over. Instead of the typical man and woman main characters we normally get in romance books we get lots and lots of man meat, errr lovely men, to swoon over. Well Ameia is whiney. Like super whiney. I would probably be the same, but still I usually like my MCs pretty badass.

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Without much thought Ameia presses the red button in her pod and it starts opening. Well that’s not ideal. I mean I’m not expert but maybe we should check for oxygen before opening the pod. Just an idea. I mean I am pleased that her opening the pod might lead to more characters because I need more. LUCKILY, there is air so Ameia is able to breathe and not die immediately. That would be an odd book. Kill off the MC at the beginning, but wait, that wasn’t the main character. Different main character. This is a book idea, authors take note. But this book Ameia doesn’t die. I am happy about this because she does turn out to be pretty awesome.  😊

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Ameia breathes. Sweet relief. No more princess stench. She looks around and sees something in the distance? What could it be? Why a naked purple man barreling at her full speed. Well then… that’s unexpected. I mean better than the Signs aliens but still not ideal. She attempts to stay in her pod avoiding the man for days. Literally days barely leaving the pod. I felt like I was going to stop reading because I was truly bored. As bored as our princess. She slowly starts leaving the pod and adventuring a bit, running full speed back to the pod anytime she catches sight of the mysterious man. Even though he seems to be trying to take care of her. She can’t understand his alien language but he keeps bringing food and water to her pod, confusing the hell out of her. What’s even more confusing are the super sexual dreams she keeps having about the unknown man. He is terrifying and absolutely intriguing. 

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Eventually she is unable to refuse his help and takes up residence in a ship with him. A man she can’t understand, who has one hell of a temper, purple skin and glowing red eyes. A beast. Beast, as Ameia starts lovingly referring him as, turns out to be kinda an asshole. But overall an asshole that loves her. He is also a ravager. Ameia grows up being terrified of ravagers, they are a thing of nightmares on her planet. Honestly I picture the ravagers from Guardians of the Galaxy most of the time. Except sexy. & purple. Probably because they have the exact same name… 

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I only know ravagers as the sexy beasts that Sara Page describes them as. I literally love them all. The Ravager Chronicles on Amazon is a book set of all four of the books in the series. So I read them all at once. No waiting, no having to download them one by one. I was able to just fly through them. & fly through them I did once I got past the part of Ameia being mostly alone and trapped in the pod. Ameia and her ravager men are oh so swoony. Each of them have a very special place in my heart. She has Beast, Striker, Warrick, and Vis. They are dark, loving, and oh so sexy. The sex scenes in this book are hot and the loves scenes will make you weak at the knees. I truly enjoyed this book series. Now I just spend my time dreaming about Ravagers and waiting for one of them to be my calling. Swoon with me dolls, you won’t be sorry ♥♥

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Heading to Ethar in Under Different Stars

Sometimes I go through a bit of a YA (young audience) kick. I want something swoony but maybe less raunchy. A favorite YA author of mine is Amy A. Bartol, and the first series I read by her is the Kricket series. I love this series. Love it. It’s a YA Sci-fi Romance series that has lots of ups and downs. Let’s get into it.

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How gorgeous is this cover?! Ahhh I love it.

So our main character, and cover girl, is Kricket. What an amazing name. She is this gorgeous 6 foot tall beauty with blonde hair and violet eyes. She looks like a freaking super model. Sadly, she doesn’t live the life of a super model. In and out of foster homes for as long as she can remember, Kricket began living on the street when it all became too much. A lot of the foster homes she was placed in were not friendly places. She was treated very poorly, abused, and used as a means for a paycheck. Now Kricket finally has a place to call her own. An apartment she is renting with her friend that she met through the foster child system, Bridget. She has almost aged out of the foster system and just needs to lay low until she turns 18. Once she has turned 18 she will be free. No more hiding, she can go to school, she can get a real job where she doesn’t have to be paid under the table. Everything will be perfect.

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With perfection in reach things of course start to go awry for Kricket. While taking the train home from work three very attractive, very tall, and very buff guys with black hair and tribal tattoos seem to have their violet eyes on her. Terrified that they work for social services she attempts to ignore them. Much to her dismay they come up to her and know her name. “Ah, Kricket, I’ve found you”. What. The. Actual. Fuck. The guys, with the leader being Trey, are convinced that she is the ‘Kricket’ they are looking for and they must take her back to Ethar because she has to face her family and pay for her crimes. Deciding that these guys are completely crazy she attempts to escape, and when that doesn’t work she pulls out her handy dandy pepper spray and blasts their asses giving her an opportunity to bust ass off the train and away from the crazy hot guys. Crazy hot? Pretty sure it’s both crazy hot as well as crazy and hot 😂

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Freaking the fuck out Kricket races home to find her roommate preparing to leave for a weekend away with her boyfriend. She explains the insane situation but insists her friends still goes. Cause you know, friendship right?! A lot tougher than me.. She takes some time to clear her head and catch some sleep before her 2nd job, bartending at the bar downstairs. Luckily for her the bar is slammed with customers, aka more tips. She is working away when a group of three enormous blonde-haired men come up to her. What is with all the freaking giants suddenly appearing in her life? These guys have the exact same tribal tattoos which leads her into an immediate panic. Of course, the leader of this trio, Kyon, knows her name as well. He has the exact shade of hair as her, knows her freaky secret that her hair grows back immediately after cutting it, and also claims she is from Ethar. She is completely convinced that this is some kind of joke and that these giants must be friends with Trey and his group. She realizes that this may not be true as Kyon is furious that Trey is also looking for her. Kricket decides to get off the crazy train and is able to get away from Kyon too with the help of the bouncer of the bar and a shot gun. No biggie…

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Kricket’s escape is short lived as she is taken by Trey and his group and held prisoner as they make their way to Ethar. Ethar which happens to be another freaking planet that they are able to get to via portal. Holy shit ball sandwich batman. This is cray cray. Kricket is transported to this amazing world with multiple moons, a crazy assortment of wild creatures, as well as crazy off-world politics. Her parents are from enemy clans and their love was absolutely forbidden. How Romeo and Juliet. Well unlike Romeo and Juliet, her parents are able to escape their horrid clans and take up refuge on her. Then of course die of some menial earth disease because their immune systems weren’t built for life on earth. A la War of the Worlds aliens. Disease and bacteria. That’s what’ll save us from aliens. This is how Kricket ended up in the foster care system and where she is at today.

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The Rafe clan, or her father’s clan, of black haired and violet-eyed people believe that she belongs with them but must pay for her crime of desertion. Because you know, as an infant she made the very educated choice to abandon her home planet for Earth… Right…. Well the Alameeda clan, or her mother’s clan, of blonde-haired and blue-eyed people believe that she belongs with them. Of course they do. The women in the Alameeda clans are gifted and are seen as royalty. She has been promised to marry Kyon who is kinda a dick, albeit a very sexy dick. So of course, I am in love with him. Jeeze, don’t act like you didn’t see this coming…

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Kricket’s time in Ethar is amazing, horrifying, and completely crazy. I know what you are thinking, another book about a girl being abducted by a guy and falling in love with him. Well you are right. Buuuut this book is still so freaking good. Trey is a freaking swoonfest and his two friends, Jax and Wayra, are hilarious and adorable. I truly fall in love with all three of these guys. Kricket finally gets to feel like what it means to have family. Even if the circumstances are weird. Kricket is feisty and absolutely hilarious. She has to deal with a lot of crazy shit and somehow still keeps her head. This is YA so the romance is more swoony than dirty. There are definitely some steamy scenes but they aren’t as raunchy as your typical romance book. I definitely recommend this to all my swooners. I have read and reread and reread again this series so many times. The books are great, the audiobooks are great, it’s all great.

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Come on, won’t you swoon with me? ❤

Julia Swoons over some AMAZING quotes

Some stories just touch you. The words that the authors have dreamed up just resonate deep within your soul. Literally words that you carry around with you for years because they are just so amazing. Maybe the make you cry, laugh, or just make you all giggly with the swoons. (It can’t just be me right?)

I wanted to put together some of the quotes that have touched my soul. Swoon with me quote-style ❤

Side note: Love some of these quotes?! Click the book title to find it on Amazon ❤

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Perfect by Adell Ryan

‘He steps to me, brings his lips to mine, and whispers. “Adoro stare con te. Ti desidero più di ogni altra cosa al mondo.” He nips my bottom lip with his teeth, releases, then places a light kiss against the sting he left behind. My eyes close, and when they open he’s against the stove again.’

‘My fuckin’ heart. It’d be a damn miracle if she didn’t feel it poundin’ when her head was on my chest.’

“I need you to stop biting your lip and looking at me like that.”

I will never leave you. My heart dictates the thought. Every word vibrates truth through my veins.

Supay by L A Boruff

“You’re beautiful. I was undecided how far I was willing to go with this search, but now I’m sure. You are my Coya, and I will follow you until the end, be it our deaths or our long lives.”

“Sleep, Coya,” he said. “You are safe. We would die to protect you, my beautiful queen.”

“I’ll be loyal to you until you die, and I’ll never leave you willingly. You’d have to convince me that you never wanted to lay eyes on me again—and then I’d still watch over you, but you wouldn’t see me.”

Elements of Ruin by C M Stunich & Tate James

“Ex-fucking-cuse me?” I spluttered in indignation. “First of all, if I want to chuck a hissy fit about you only being here for this mysterious Dusty then I damn well will. Because you are. And despite the fact that I am clearly still in love with you, and the other guys all miss the fuck out of you, you still don’t give a flying fuck! And as for this claim that you shattered my world, you must be bloody barmy. I faked my orgasms.”

‘All the while, his cock still thrust lazy strokes into my chamber of secrets and his philosopher’s stones slapped at my clit. Combined with the exquisite feeling of Dustin’s magical wand thrusting into my throat, I was just one big muggle. I mean muddle. Damn, I needed to stop watching Harry Potter porn so often.’

‘Because loving someone who was perfect was easy; loving someone flawed was worthwhile.’

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Elizabeth and the Thunder of Dragons by Ava Chase

He fiddled with the table. “I’m sorry, Liz, but you’ll never get over the death of your parents.” He looked up now, his eyes meeting mine and I could see the pain in them. “Someone told me it’s like a suitcase that you inherit when they die. You have to carry it, every day. You can never leave it behind.” He shrugged. “And some days, it’s light. You laugh, you have fun.” Then his eyes darkened, and they looked sad again. “And some days, it’s heavy. You feel the pain in your chest, and it’s stifling and dark inside. It’s your burden to carry, but it’s also your privilege. Because if you’re still grieving them, even years after they die, then that means that they meant something to you.”

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“Rest, Ameia, rest,” he insists. “I’ve got you.” His hand strokes back my hair and my scalp tingles with pleasurable little jolts. “And I’m never letting go.”

“If you were mine,” he says softly, his head lifting. His face deadly serious. “I would do anything to come back to you.”

“I’ve waited for you for an eternity.”

King of Gods by Scarlett Dawn & Katherine Rhodes

“I believe the only moment you two halfway awakened was when Lord Belshazzar kissed your forehead and then mumbled something under his breath about you not sleeping on your side of the bed. He went back to snoring—after you snuggled even closer to him.”

‘His blue eyes fell, casting his expression in a rare moment of uncertainty. On the barest breath, he breathed, “I don’t like it.”’

‘Lord Belshazzar showed me how sorry he was, even if he didn’t speak the words, as he made gentle and powerful love to my mouth.’

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Elizabeth, Guardian of Dragons by Ava Mason

“I solemnly swear.” I stopped, waiting for them to begin. “I solemnly swear,” their deep male voices reverberated throughout the room and it made me feel their strength, their power. Easton, who was sitting across from me, peeked through one eye. “That I’m up to no good.” I was really trying to hold in my laughter now.’

“No. Because I love you, Pinky. Because I love you so much that it physically hurts when I see you with the other guys. But it tears me apart to think of leaving you, to imagine giving you up. Because I want to smash Avery’s face for leaving you like that. Because I will give anything to take your pain away. Because when I saw you lying on the ground, so torn up and upset, I knew I would do anything to make you feel better.” He rubbed his nose against mine. “Including giving you my heart.”

‘I brushed my fingers over his lips, softly so he wouldn’t wake, and a breathtaking love for him clung to my heart, making it pound softly against my chest.’

Dragon’s Fate by Eva Chase

“You’re more than enough. You’re fucking spectacular, Ren. I’m sorry I ever made you feel otherwise. I don’t know if I’m ever going to be worthy of you. But I’m going to try. I promise you that.”

“I love you, Ren,” he said, low and rough. My pulse skipped. I looped my arm around his neck, tugging all of me closer to him. “I love you too.” “Lord only knows how I got that lucky.”

“I love you too. My first and my last. One and only.”

Intuition (The Premonition, #2) by Amy A Bartol

“I will come for ye…ye’re moin, mo chroí.”

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The Host by Stephanie Meyer

“It’s an unkind thing you are doing, Jebediah.” “Life is unkind, Magnolia.”

Unravel Me by Tahereh Mafi

“I want to be the friend you fall hopelessly in love with. The one you take into your arms and into your bed and into the private world you keep trapped in your head. I want to be that kind of friend. The one who will memorize the things you say as well as the shape of your lips when you say them. I want to know every curve, every freckle, every shiver of your body. 

I want to know where to touch you, I want to know how to touch you. I want to know convince you to design a smile just for me. Yes, I do want to be your friend. I want to be your best friend in the entire world.” 

“I want so many things,” he whispers. “I want your mind. Your strength. I want to be worth your time.” His fingers graze the hem of my top and he says “I want this up.” He tugs on the waist of my pants and says “I want these down.” He touches the tips of his fingers to the sides of my body and says, “I want to feel your skin on fire. I want to feel your heart racing next to mine and I want to know it’s racing because of me, because you want me. Because you never,” he says, he breathes, “never want me to stop. I want every second. Every inch of you. I want all of it.”

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What about you guys?! Any quotes that just stop your heart?! Give me some book quotes that have just resonated with you! 

Always,

Julia ❤

Perfect. The perfect Reverse Harem starter.. See what I did there?! :)

Okay so we have Perfect by Adell Ryan my FIRST sci-fi Reverse Harem. Yay ❤

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This book is slow to medium burn, but honestly if you are usually into something hotter don’t let that steer you away! All of the guys in this book are SUPER swoony. Like so adorable and hilarious I found myself laughing out loud/giggling like an idiot, a lot. My co-workers and husband definitely think I’m a nutcase but this book is worth it!

Trust me.

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We open in our futuristic sci-fi world where the government is taking blood samples & genetic info on all US citizens to study our DNA. Participation is mandatory, and the deadline is coming up. Our main character Thessaly is absolutely refusing to participate in this invasion of privacy. You go girl. Fight the power!

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When one of the COMMIES (Commission for Immunity and Evolution Sutdies) shows up at Thess’s house she narrowly avoids them and crashes at her BFF Bram’s house. Thess and Bram’s relationship is the definition of friend zone, but their banter is super adorable and definitely edging on something more. It evens seems the our MC might be looking for something more in her sexily geeky best friend. #swoon 

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Flash forward and Thess is being lady-napped by some sexy strangers. May I please? Best part? These guys are HOT HOT HOT. I’ll let you read to learn more about them, because spoilers are gross, but lemme tell you Bram, Jax, Tobias, and Julian are where it is at. The DNA business we were talking about earlier brings this group together in a very unlikely pairing that has more sexual tension than prom night. But who doesn’t love some sexual tension, ammirite?

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It is an absolute MUST that you check this book out. Thess is an amazing MC who is pretty badass! If you are new to the RH genre this is a GREAT starter book. The love is new and intense, but not in your face. Plus, our slow-medium burn starts heating up with promises to be scorching hot in the next book. Now to just ponder life and struggle through this book hangover as I wait for book two… 💜

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