romance reviews

From Fame to Ruin – A Book Review

A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Jina Bazzar and asked if I would be willing to read a copy of her new book, From Fame to Ruin, in exchange for providing a review. Since I am a sucker for a new book, I happily agreed. I’m so very glad that I did, as this was a pretty great book for breaking my fall reading hibernation. There’s more info on the book below, along with my review, but first here’s a synopsis:

What if surviving a murder attempt, a heartbreak, and the loss of the family business wasn’t the hardest thing you ever faced?

Carol is the sole heir to a broken empire, Ricardo the newest celebrity in the rock world.
When they came together, their fire blazed. When their past caught up, they were left burned, scorched to the ground.

When a psychopath decides it’s payback time, Carol is faced with an impossible choice – save her son or sell her life.

Ricardo wants nothing to do with the woman who played him for a fool, but finds himself moored by circumstances, half truths, and memories of the past.
They say time can heal anything. So far, time’s brought nothing but complications.

The Cliff Notes

Title: From Fame to Ruin

Author: Jina S. Bazzar

Hashtags: #suspense #thriller #romance #rockstars #babydaddy #pastloves

Content warnings: Drug use, kidnapping, minor references to child abuse

Main Characters: Carol and Ricardo


My overall rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Spicy/Heat Rating

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Romance Rating

Rating: 3 out of 5. | Goodreads

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new releases

New Releases for October 11-17, 2021

We’re coming up on my favourite time of year – it’s all chilly breezes and blankets and hot cocoa and novels that warm me up from the inside. Thankfully, the Book Release Gods are working on my behalf and there’s so many great options to choose from this week!

Is there anything on the list that peaks your interest? Drop a line in the comments and let me know what you’re planning on reading this week. I’d love to hear what you have on your shelves!

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New Book Releases for Sept 27 to Oct 3, 2021

Soooooo it’s my birthday on September 27, and that means that no books that I buy on my birthday will count towards my monthly budget!! I’m loading up, people!!!

Here’s some of the new stories that I’m looking to throw in my shopping cart this week. Let me know if there’s anything in here that you’ve read and particularly enjoyed (or didn’t enjoy!). And if there’s anything that is showing up on your TBR this week that I haven’t mentioned, I’d love to hear about that, too! Just drop a note in the comments.

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New Book Releases for Sept 20-26, 2021

Can you believe that we’re almost to the end of September?!?! I’m not sure where the month has gone.

We’re starting to get into the best time of year in my area – lots of curling up on the couch with blankets and tea while I read and read and read. New books always help with that.

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New Book Releases for August 16-22, 2021

SO MANY BOOKS BEING RELEASED THIS WEEK!! It’s a veritable smorgasbord of reading to get us through the last of summer.

Is there something that you’re looking forward to reading this week that isn’t mentioned in the list below? Drop a note in the comments and let us know if we’re missing out on something great!

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New Book Releases for August 9-15, 2021

Time to update your “To Be Read” lists! Here’s some of the new books that are being released in the next seven days which may peak your interest.

Is there anything that isn’t on the list that you’re tracking for this week? If you’ve got a recommendation, I’d love to hear it! Just drop a note in the comments and tell us what you’re firing up on the Kindle today 🙂

Beware the Mermaids
by Carrie Talick

What We Carry
by Kalyn Fogarty

A Farmhouse in Tuscany
by Victoria Springfield

The Breath Between Waves
by Charlotte Anne Hamilton

Anyone But You
by Mae Harden

Just One Kiss
by Eliza Manton

Cattle Stop
by Kit Oliver

Wait For It
by Jenn McKinlay

The Show Girl
by Nicola Harrison

The Wrong Heart
by Jennifer Hartmann

Hotel King
by Claire Marti

Come Break My Heart Again
by C.W. Farnsworth

Upper East Bride
by David Kirby