Category: 2017 Platypire Diversity Challenge

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

From Sand and Ash by Amy Harmon

3 stars — Well, I ended this one feeling quite conflicted.  And as usual, I couldn’t resist going to Goodreads and reading through lower star reviews to see if I could help pinpoint my gripes.  *slaps hand*  What’s funny is that at least half of those people had the opposite gripe of me wrt to […]

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon

Running Barefoot by Amy Harmon

4.5 stars — Every time I start a new Amy Harmon novel, I’m always a bit worried.  Why?  Because her writing and her writing style tend to be a bit out of my wheelhouse, but I always end up loving her books anyways.  So I’m always worried that this one will be the one that […]

Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin

Falling From The Sky by Nikki Godwin

Blurb: All stability in sixteen-year-old Ridge McCoy’s life crashed and burned in the plane crash that killed his dad. This summer-long basketball camp is his chance to improve his skills and escape his problems back home. But his summer plans take a turn in an unexpected direction when he meets Micah Youngblood, the guy who […]

Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke

Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke

Blurb: Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe… Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best […]

The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard

The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard

Blurb: Juliet St. Clair has spent her life under Hollywood’s spotlight. While being America’s favorite girl next door has had its perks, having to testify against her stalker to put him behind bars certainly wasn’t one of them. But when she thinks about walking away from it all, she can’t help remembering the enormous pile […]

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Take the Lead by Alexis Daria

Blurb: The first book in a sizzling duology about dancers who find love from #OwnVoice’s Alexis Daria. Gina Morales wants to win. It’s her fifth season on The Dance Off, a top-rated network TV celebrity dance competition, and she’s never even made it to the finals. When she meets her latest partner, she sees her […]

Juked by M.E. Carter

Juked by M.E. Carter

Blurb: Juked: verb. /jook-t/ A slang soccer term meaning: faked out, deceived, confused your opponent See examples Daniel Zavaro and Quincy Watson: As the rising star in Houston, Daniel has found fame as Captain of his Pro soccer team and the city’s most eligible bachelor. Daniel has everything – except someone special – and that […]

Rebel by Rebecca Yarros

Rebel by Rebecca Yarros

Blurb: She’s Penna Carstairs. The Renegade they call Rebel. FMX-treme Magazine’s sexiest female athlete of the year. There’s no rule in extreme sports she hasn’t broken, No gender barrier she hasn’t demolished. She’s the woman I met in a bar in Vegas. The woman I illegally BASE jumped for. The woman I spent one insane, […]

Hello Forever by Sarina Bowen

Hello Forever by Sarina Bowen

Blurb: A basketball game changed both their lives. When they were only teenagers, Axel and Caxton were caught making out in the woods at church camp. And afterward, Cax had disappeared from all the youth group activities. Six years later, Axel is astonished to spot his first love’s face in the crowd of a college basketball […]

Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

Blurb: Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home. In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the […]