Sunday, December 30, 2018

Three Ways To Read More This New Year!!

Hey Bookworms! As  the year comes to an end, I know we all have the one trickling fear of getting as many books read in our Goodreads goals and ensuring that we can actually fit time to read with the type of crazy schedules we have, or even just getting out of reading slumps! Looking for more things? Well here are some tricks that can help you get more reading happening in your life! There are links in my post connected to other sites, but none are commissioned. So with that, let's get on with reading more books!!

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Scent Pop Candles

Welcome back to another Empowered Wednesday! Can you believe that this is going to be the second last post before we begin the new year?! So crazy!! This creator is an awesome company who makes  this thing that I'm sure almost every bookworm is addicted to...other than books of course! So with that being said, let's get started!!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Maggie Ann Martin

Welcome back Bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday! I've got back to back authors these past two weeks, and I'm so glad to be sharing another author and creator! It's always inspiring to have authors featured here, as I'm a big writer myself and anything I can learn from them is always amazing! So with that being said, let's get started!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: J. Daniels

Welcome back bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday! I hope you've been enjoying this new feature, and be sure to share it! If there is anyone you can think of that deserves to be featured, be sure to send me an email or have them contact me on my social media! Today I have the pleasure to feature an awesome author who writes the sexiest novels, and is an even more amazing person behind those books! So with that being said, let's get on with our feature!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Roar By: Cecelia Ahern

Author: Cecelia Ahern
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: November 2018
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 352
Rating: 3.5/5
I am woman. Hear me roar.

Have you ever imagined a different life?
Have you ever stood at a crossroads, undecided?
Have you ever had a moment when you wanted to roar?

The women in these startlingly original stories are all of us: the women who befriend us, the women who encourage us, the women who make us brave. From The Woman Who Slowly Disappeared to The Woman Who Was Kept on the Shelf and The Woman Who Returned and Exchanged her Husband, discover thirty touching, often hilarious, stories and meet thirty very different women. Each discovers her strength; each realizes she holds the power to make a change.

Witty, tender, surprising, these keenly observed tales speak to us all, and capture the moment when we all want to roar.

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Plentiful Pages

Welcome back bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday!! I hope that these have inspired you to take the leap and go for creating that novel, starting a shop, or even just opening a blogger account! My next feature is a fellow Canadian who loves books just as much as I do, and of course say how we feel when it comes to books! So with that being said, let's get on with our latest creator!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Size Matters By: Alison Bliss

Size Matters (A Perfect Fit #1)
Author: Alison Bliss
Published: November 2016
Publisher: Forever Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 294
Rating: 4.5/5
The rules of (fake) engagement . . .
Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told her mother that they're engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.

Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah's date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay "just friends," and make Leah's family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah's decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren't going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he's for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Toronto International Festival Of Authors Blitz: Part Two!

Welcome Back bookworms!! I know that you're all here, because you're wondering what else I could possibly say about the festival that happened in October! Well to be fair, these kinds of events and love of books never ends! This is a recap/my thoughts and opinions on the festival since it was my VERY FIRST time attending!! So with that being said, let's get into the second part of the festival!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: K. Ryan

Happy Empowered Wednesday everyone! Each week, you know I always have the pleasure of talking with these amazing creators and get their advice and views on getting started, and what keeps them empowered and motivated to keep going! This author I've had the pleasure to become friends with (Who recently got married...your photos are #GOALS!) and even mentioned me at the back of a book which is super awesome, *Thank you again!!* and she also writes some amazing books that make you want to swoon and yell and just let all those feels out, even if you're on the bus with a bunch of strangers...So with that being said, let's get on with our latest Creator!

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: That's Sew Tiff

Welcome back to another Empowered Wednesday Bookworms!! Today I've got a creator who makes the most adorable and fastest selling items in Etsy it seems! I've had the pleasure to get to know Tiff over this past year, and she is honestly such a sweet, generous and kind woman, and I can't wait to share more of what makes her the creator for That's Sew Tiff!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Keeping Him By: Kennedy Fox

Keeping Him (Bishop Brothers #4)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox LLC
Published: September 2018
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 490
Rating: 5/5
Jackson Bishop is your typical playboy. 
Unpredictable, charming, and overly confident.

Growing up in Texas, the ranch life is all he’s ever known. Horses and late night partying are his lifestyles, and all the local girls know it too. Riding lessons aren’t the only things taught at the stables, and he makes sure clients never leave unsatisfied. Everyone knows Jackson’s a wild card, but not everything is as it seems. He may be a womanizer on the surface, but he’s hiding deep feelings about the one who’s had his heart since he was a teen. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as roping her in and claiming her as his.

Kiera Young is well-known for her sassy nature and outgoing personality. Though she’s one of the best horse trainers in the area, she’s never been able to tame her best friend and the man she’s secretly loved since she was fifteen—Jackson Bishop. She’s waited years for him to confess his true feelings but as time goes on, she decides she’s done waiting. Kiera finally meets a man who promises to give her the world, and when he pops the question, she says yes—knowing they’re both ready to settle down and start a family.

Even if her heart beats for another man. 

Jackson’s certain he’s lost Kiera for good and has no one to blame but himself. However, on the day of her wedding, he can’t bring himself to watch the woman he loves walk down the aisle to someone else. Kiera’s already having second thoughts and knows she can’t get married without his support. It’s not until she’s at the altar that she realizes she can’t let Jackson go and will do whatever it takes to keep him—even if it means running out on her own wedding.

Sunday, November 11, 2018

The Dark Between Stars By: Atticus

The Dark Between Stars
Author: Atticus
Published: September 2018
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: Paperback
Pages: 240
Rating: 5/5
Atticus, has captured the hearts and minds of nearly 700k followers (including stars like Karlie Kloss, Emma Roberts, and Alicia Keys). In his second collection of poetry, The Dark Between Stars, he turns his attention to the dualities of our lived experiences—the inescapable connections between our highest highs and lowest lows. He captures the infectious energy of starting a relationship, the tumultuous realities of commitment, and the agonizing nostalgia of being alone again. While grappling with the question of how to live with purpose and find meaning in the journey, these poems offer both honest explorations of loneliness and our search for connection, as well as light-hearted, humorous observations. As Atticus writes poignantly about dancing, Paris, jazz clubs, sunsets, sharing a bottle of wine on the river, rainy days, creating, and destroying, he illustrates that we need moments of both beauty and pain—the darkness and the stars—to fully appreciate all that life and love have to offer.

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Until the Last Star Fades Blitz!

Welcome back Bookworms!! I feel like I haven't done one of these blitz events in a while (Even though I totally did one a couple weeks ago!!) but here we are again for another one! This is from an author I've talked about before, and although I feel pretty bad for not reading the books yet, I'm excited to still share their release, because it'a always awesome when an author finishes a book that looks this beautiful! Like always, if you haven't read this book yet either, send me a message or comment below and we can buddy read!!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Elise Manion

Welcome back bookworms to another amazing Empowered Wednesday!! Today I've got an author to help empower us to get our writing inspiration and it's perfect timing with NaNo WriMo season upon us! She's actually one of the main reasons as to why I started my blog which is a whole other story in itself! So with that, let's get on with our Empowered Wednesday!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

NaNo WriMo 2018!

Happy first of November bookworms, which also calls for happy NaNo WriMo Day!! This is the one time of the year where all the writers come out from their caves to join a large group of passionate people to empower one another to get the writing done and finish their novel...whether it be the first time or the millionth time!

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Tarah Burrell

Welcome back to another Empowered Wednesday Bookworms!! I'm really loving these features I've been having and it seems like they all come at the right time! This amazing author and I have been following one another for a seriously long time, and she's been such a huge supporter of my blogging, and I could only return the favour! But seriously, with her family, work and writing, she adds in more things making her one bad-ass mom!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Stefanie London

How's the Empowerment feeling lately bookworms! To be honest right now, I'm not feeling all energized and empowered, but I know it'll pas eventually! However, after reading this awesome author's answers to my questions, I knew that between meeting her in person and this, just makes her one amazing inspiration (and Aussie!) So with that, let's get started shall we?

Monday, October 22, 2018

Toronto International Festival of Authors Blitz: Part One

Bookworms! So if you didn't know already, I have been chosen to be a delegate for the 39th Edition of the festival! As a delegate, I am able to attend events that are happening throughout the eleven day festival! Although I've been unpacking still and trying to organize a lot (Because moving comes with a lot more work it seems!) I have been able to attend so many events! So with that being said, let's get on with the first portion of my experience there!

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Rachel Schade

Welcome back bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday! Today I have an amazing bookstagrammer who is also an author! We met a long time ago in a group chat that decided to become a book club, and although we kept it going for a while, the friendships ended up lasting longer! So with that, let's get on to our next feature!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: SpicyPages

Welcome back Bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday! I honestly can't believe how amazing each week has been and how much I am getting to know every one of my creators! I love these connections we make simply by asking each other questions and really take it in! This week I have a fellow Canadian creator who I've had the pleasure to know for quite some time! She is super sweet and has always been such a supportive person with the most amazing photos! It also happens to be her birthday today! So with that, let's get on with our feature!

Friday, September 28, 2018

Wrecked By: Shana Vanterpool

Wrecked (Charming Knights #1)
Author: Shana Vanterpool
Published: August 2018
Publisher: Shana Vanterpool
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 256
Rating: 4/5
Welcome to Charming High.
Sorry, we're fresh out of charm ...

I am a star.
I'm not famous, before you make that mistake.
Although, I guess I kind of am. Or I will be anyway. My future was planned long before I was born.
The definition of a star is a fixed luminous point in the night sky that is an incandescent body like the sun.
I am a star. I am fixed. I am luminous only when no one is looking. I was stuck to repeat the same night every single day.
Until I met Wreck. And he showed me how alive I could feel within my cage.

I am a knight.
I'm not a knight in shining armor, before you start thinking I'll save you.
I am a knight in raging darkness.

Until I met Hallie. And she showed me how to break free of my battle-torn armor.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Melissa Pearl

Welcome back book lovers to another Empowered Wednesday! I realize I missed last week's but that doesn't mean I don't have more amazing features of creators coming at you! There have been so many great responses and I just can't wait to keep featuring more! With that being said, let's get on with this feature of an author who I've known since the beginning stages of my blogging career, and I'm so ecstatic to call her a friend!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Jess Bryant

Welcome to another Empowered Wednesday! I hope you all have been enjoying these features as much as I have! Be sure to sign up on my mailer list, to get in all the know before anyone else! With this new feature, Although I haven't read her books yet, I had the pleasure to meet her in person and she is definitely the sweetest!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Jennie Shaw

Welcome back to another Empowered Wednesday Bookworms!! I've got a pretty awesome creator for you today, as she paints the books she read to life...seriously! She paints the titles of the books onto her nails with the most detail I've ever seen on the tiniest space possible! So lets get on with my feature today!

Sunday, September 2, 2018

9 Days and 9 Nights By: Katie Cotugno

9 Days and 9 Nights
Author: Katie Cotugno
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 272
Rating: 3.5/5
Molly Barlow isn’t that girl anymore. A business major at her college in Boston, she’s reinvented herself after everything that went down a year ago . . . after all the people she hurt and the family she tore apart.

Slowly, life is getting back to normal. Molly has just said “I love you” to her new boyfriend, Ian, and they are off on a romantic European vacation together, starting with scenic London. But there on a Tube platform, the past catches up to her in the form of Gabe, her ex, traveling on his own parallel vacation with new girlfriend Sadie.

After comparing itineraries, Ian ends up extending an invite for Gabe and Sadie to join them on the next leg of their trip, to Ireland. Sadie, who’s dying to go there, jumps at the prospect. And Molly and Gabe can’t bring themselves to tell the truth about who they once were to each other to their new significant others.

Now Molly has to spend nine days and nine nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new, improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: J.C. Hannigan

Welcome Back to another Empowered Wednesday Bookworms!! I really hope that you have been enjoying all of my features so far, and if you've missed one, head over to that page and check them all out! Be sure you're subscribed to my emailer list, so you can stay up to date on all things bookish, BEFORE anyone else! With that being said, let's get to it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Back To School Must Haves!

Welcome back Bookworms to another Top Ten Tuesday!! Honestly, I feel like I haven't done one of these in FOREVER!! It definitely feels good to get back to my top favourites and lists of things I recommend, because I love sharing these with you all! So with that being said, let's get on with my top picks for Back To School...because let's face it, we're all procrastinating, but for those who aren't in school (like myself) these are still some great picks for the home, office, and every day use! All of the links provided below are for anyone interested in checking out what I personally use, and this is not a sponsored post, just me sharing what I use and my favourite items!

Top Ten Back To School Must Haves!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

99 Days By: Katie Cotugno

99 Days
Author: Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Balzer + Bray
Published: July 2016 (First Published April 2015)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Rating: 3/5
Molly Barlow is facing one long, hot summer—99 days—with the boy whose heart she broke and the boy she broke it for . . . his brother.

Day 1: Julia Donnelly eggs my house my first night back in Star Lake, and that’s how I know everyone still remembers everything. She has every right to hate me, of course: I broke Patrick Donnelly’s heart the night everything happened with his brother, Gabe. Now I’m serving out my summer like a jail sentence: Just ninety-nine days till I can leave for college and be done.

Day 4: A nasty note on my windshield makes it clear Julia isn’t finished. I’m expecting a fight when someone taps me on the shoulder, but it’s just Gabe, home from college and actually happy to see me. “For what it’s worth, Molly Barlow,” he says, “I’m really glad you’re back.”

Day 12: Gabe wouldn’t quit till he got me to come to this party, and I’m surprised to find I’m actually having fun. I think he’s about to kiss me—and that’s when I see Patrick. My Patrick, who’s supposed to be clear across the country. My Patrick, who’s never going to forgive me.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Brooke Cumberland

Welcome back bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday!! Today I have one half of the Kennedy Fox duo for my feature today, and honestly it's like a double exciting day because I also get to share a cover reveal for their latest novel and I couldn't be more thrilled!! I've had the pleasure to work with both authors since the beginning, and I've become way more than a fan, and I'm so lucky to call them friends!! And with that, let's get on with the feature!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Shana Vanterpool

Welcome to another Empowered Wednesday's Bookworms!! I'm back with another feature for you guys with an amazing author who definitely doesn't shy away from all kinds of feels! So without anymore tempting, let's get on with it!

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Chelé Walker

Welcome Back Bookworms!! Here I am again, bringing you another Empowered Wednesday with someone I like to call a friend! She is honestly so amazing, and I recently got to meet her in person when I went to Holiday With The Belles and she is just the sweetest person!! So with that being said, let's get started...

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Life Update & Blogaversary!!

Hey Bookworms!! I hope you've been enjoying these life updates, as I am having fun sharing some parts of my life with you all! So let's just hop right into it shall we?! Also keep reading till the very end for an awesome Giveaway Happening!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Brianna Maddox

Welcome back Bookworms!! For today's Empowered Wednesday, I've got an amazing bookstagrammer who I can totally relate with on some aspects (especially the teaching part!) so let's get on with the Empowerment!!

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Empowered Wednesdays: Ashley Poslun

Welcome back Bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday!! Today I get the pleasure to feature someone who not only is a bookworm, but gets to make other book lovers like me excited for new releases, book signings, and of course Reading their books!! So let's get on with it shall we??

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: Book Biff

Welcome back to another Empowered Wednesday! Today I have featured someone who has created their very own shop making and selling designs on Etsy, who honestly is incredibly sweet! So let's get on with this feature!

Monday, July 16, 2018

Holding On To Home By: Erin Mahoney

Holding On To Home (Prequel to Finding Home)
Author: Erin Mahoney
Published: August 2017
Publisher: Erin Mahoney
Format: Paperback
Pages: 132
Rating: 3/5
By junior year, Renee has had enough. High school was supposed to be her time, but between her friends and her family, she cannot seem to find happiness. 

Her brother’s dating life has caused her to lose countless friends along the way, and now her own relationship threatens to fall apart. In a matter of months, her soccer-star boyfriend, Wes, is set to graduate and is sure to get a scholarship that will take him hundreds of miles away. 

So many changes are on the horizon and Renee feels helpless to stop any of it, wishing everything could just stand still. But with everyone moving on around her, she knows she has important decisions to make. She needs to determine what must be let go, and what she needs to hold on to.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Puddin' By: Julie Murphy

Puddin' (Dumplin #2)
Author: Julie Murphy
Published: May 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 448
Rating: 4.5/5
It is a companion novel to Dumplin', which follows supporting characters from the first book in the months after Willowdean's star turn in the Clover City pageant. 

Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream—and to kiss her crush. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. When circumstances bring the girls together over the course of a semester, they will surprise everyone (especially themselves) by realizing they might have more in common than they ever imagined.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Chasing Him By: Kennedy Fox

Chasing Him (Bishop Brothers #3)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: June 2018
Publisher: Kennedy Fox LLC
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 402
Rating: 5/5
John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad.
Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless.

Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all.

That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting — except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession.

Mila Carmichael has many talents — making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player.

Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation.

But that’s only the beginning.

While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans — one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: A.M. Johnson

Welcome Back Bookworms to another Empowered Wednesday! This Creator I've had the pleasure to talk to and help promote her books, so without giving it all away right now, let's get onto this week's feature...

Sunday, July 8, 2018

The Kissing Booth By: Beth Reekles

The Kissing Booth
Author: Beth Reekles
Publisher: Ember
Published: May 2013 (First Published in Dec 2012)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
Rating: 3.5/5
A cool, sexy romance novel written by seventeen-year-old British sensation Beth Reekles.

Meet Rochelle “Elle” Evans: pretty, popular—and never been kissed. Meet Noah Flynn: badass, volatile—and a total player.

When Elle decides to run a kissing booth at her school's Spring Carnival, she locks lips with Noah and her life is turned upside down. Her head says to keep away, but her heart wants to draw closer. This romance seems far from a fairy tale.

Is Elle headed for heartbreak or will she get her happily ever after?

Friday, July 6, 2018

Needing Him By: Kennedy Fox

Needing Him (Bishop Brothers #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: April 2018
Publisher: Kennedy Fox LLC
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 396
Rating: 5/5
Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor. 
Hardass, brooding, and all business. 

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor. 
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor. 

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night. 

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning. 

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Empowered Wednesday: The Graduated Bookworm Blogger

Welcome everyone! I figured since I was starting a brand new feature, I would at least share my own stories with you (as requested by some fellow creators!) So here I am going to kick off things with Empowered Wednesday Featuring me! So let's get started!

Friday, June 29, 2018

The F* It List By: Julie Halpern

The F* It List
Author: Julie Halpern
Publisher: Squarefish
Published: March 2015
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
Rating: 3/5
Alex and Becca have always been best friends. But when Becca does something nearly unforgivable at Alex's dad's funeral, Alex cuts ties with her and focuses on her grieving family.

Time passes, and Alex finally decides to forgive Becca. Then she's hit with another shocker: Becca has cancer. It also turns out Becca has a bucket list, one she doesn't know she'll be able to finish now. That's where Alex comes in, along with a mysterious and guarded boy who just may help Alex check a few items off her own bucket list.

Julie Halpern writes about illness, loss, love, and friendship with candor and compassion. Here is an unforgettable book about living fully, living authentically, and just . . . living.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

A Little Bit Overwhelmed

Welcome back Bookworms! I've got another Life Update for you all here yet again. Hopefully you all enjoy reading these little things, and if there's anything you want me to answer, leave a comment or send me a message! So without much more ramblings, let's get on with it...

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Textrovert By: Lindsay Summers

Author: Lindsey Summers
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Published: May 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 235
Rating: 3.5/5
Can you fall in ♥ with someone you’ve never met?

Summer is nearly over and Keeley is about to start her senior year when disaster strikes: she picks up the wrong cell phone by mistake. 😞 Just her luck that it belongs to Talon, a totally arrogant jock 🏈 who’s just left for football camp—with her phone. Keeley doesn’t know him, but they’ll need to rely on each other to forward their messages for an entire week.

Talon is so full of himself, but Keeley quickly discovers he’s funny, too—at least his texts are. 😅 And he listens to Keeley—which is more than anyone else does. Texting Talon, she can be more than just the quiet twin sister of a popular boy. Texting Talon, she can be the outgoing person she’s always wanted to be. Soon the two are falling for each other, hard.

But when true identities are revealed and secrets are exposed, will Keeley’s feelings stay the same?

Monday, June 18, 2018

Me (and) Me By: Alice Kuipers

Me and Me
Author: Alice Kuipers
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: April 2017
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 288
Rating: 2/5
It’s Lark’s seventeenth birthday, and although she’s hated to be reminded of the day ever since her mom’s death three years ago, it’s off to a great start. Lark has written a killer song to perform with her band, the weather is stunning and she’s got a date with gorgeous Alec. The two take a canoe out on the lake, and everything is perfect—until Lark hears the screams. Annabelle, a little girl she used to babysit, is drowning in the nearby reeds while Annabelle’s mom tries desperately to reach her. Lark and Alec are closer, and they both dive in. But Alec hits his head on a rock in the water and begins to flail.

Alec and Annabelle are drowning. And Lark can save only one of them.

Lark chooses, and in that moment her world splits into two distinct lives. She must live with the consequences of both choices. As Lark finds herself going down more than one path, she has to decide: Which life is the right one?

Monday, June 11, 2018

Taming Him By: Kennedy Fox

Taming Him (Bishop Brothers #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: January 2018
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 394
Rating: 5/5
Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk. 

Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He's every girl's wet fantasy, and he knows it too. Alex doesn't follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it's to say, let's just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all, and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers. 

River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he's married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there's an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That's what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.

Even if it's only temporarily. 

Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that'll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Who She Was By: Stormy Smith

Who She Was
Author: Stormy Smith
Published: May 2017
Publisher: Perfect Storm Publishing LLC
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Rating: 4/5
Trevor Adler loathes the music he used to love, but it’s the key to his full-ride scholarship and the ticket away from his dysfunctional parents. To kick off their freshman year, Trevor’s roommate drags him to a frat party, where he ends up face-to-face with his childhood best friend and finds himself entrenched in memories he’d rather forget.

Unable to let Charlie go again without understanding the truth of why she disappeared from his life and chose to become the type of person they always hated, Trevor is relentless in his pursuit of the girl he once knew.

Charlotte (Charlie) Logan is broken. Under her perfectly-crafted exterior are the shards of a shattered heart. A handful of angry words changed her life completely and Charlie’s never been able to forgive herself for the truth she’s hidden from everyone.

While Trevor pushes Charlie to remember the music that lit her soul and the laughter they shared, they find themselves reverting to a banter-filled rhythm that feels all too familiar, yet different now. When Trevor’s own secrets come to light, it becomes clear he and Charlie both must face their tragic pasts if they have any hope at a future together.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Without Merit By: Colleen Hoover

Without Merit
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: October 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 385
Rating: 4.5/5
Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a re-purposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Archer's Voice By: Mia Sheridan

Archer's Voice
Author: Mia Sheridan
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: February 2018 (First Published January 2014)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Rating: 5/5
I wanted to lose myself in the small town of Pelion, Maine. To forget everything I had left behind. The sound of rain. The blood. The coldness of a gun against my skin. For six months, each breath has been a reminder that I survived---and my dad didn't. I'm almost safe again. But the moment I meet Archer Hale, my entire world tilts on its axis . . . and never rights itself again.

Until I trespass into his strange, silent, and isolated world, Archer communicates with no one. Yet in his whiskey-colored eyes, something intangible happens between us. There's so much more to him than just his beauty, his presence, or the ways his hands communicate with me. On me. But this town is mired in secrets and betrayals, and Archer is the explosive center of it all.

So much passion. And so much hurt. But it's only in Archer's silence that we might just find what we need to heal . . . and live.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Life Goes On...

Welcome back bookworms! This is my second Life Update here for you. I hope you all don't mind me sharing some more of my personal life, considering I am all book based on this blog. I have been branching out more into other aspects, which you may have seen. I know quite a few of you are always wondering what goes on behind the scenes of many blogger's lives, and sometimes it's never as picture perfect as we showcase. If you haven't read the first one, I recommend heading over there first, just to give you an idea of why I started this new portion on my page.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Love, Life, and the List By: Kasie West

Love, Life, and the List
Author: Kasie West
Publisher: Harper Collins
Published: December 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 3.5/5
Seventeen-year-old Abby Turner’s summer isn’t going the way she’d planned. She has a not-so-secret but definitely unrequited crush on her best friend, Cooper. She hasn’t been able to manage her mother’s growing issues with anxiety. And now she’s been rejected from an art show because her work “has no heart.” So when she gets another opportunity to show her paintings Abby isn’t going to take any chances.

Which is where the list comes in.

Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems… and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.

This is the first in a set of three standalone books with crossover characters.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

This Is Beautiful By: Kennedy Fox

This Is Beautiful (Checkmate Duet #6)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Createspace
Published: September 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 414
Rating: 5/5
Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person.
Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.

Letting someone in didn't come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.

I'll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it'll be an uphill battle, but I won't walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.

Checkmate, Angel.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cocky Fiancé By: T.L. Smith & Melissa Jane

Cocky Fiancé
Author: T.L. Smith and Melissa Jane
Publisher: CreateSpace
Published: November 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 246
Rating: 5/5
He wasn’t meant to be on my radar, he was definitely the off-limits guy. 
My brother’s best friend, my friend’s ex, but most of all he was my boss. 
Hawk Carnage resembled one thing, and one thing only. Sex. 
He used it, he knew it, he lived it. Hawk owned the largest lingerie company in the world, and I was his leading lady. 
In business. 
But now business and friendship were about to be crossed. The lines blurred, and I was ready to dip my toes in the forbidden water. Because no matter how much I said I could refrain from Hawk Carnage, now was not the time. 
He was to be my fake fiancé. 
And I was about to sink into that forbidden water, with Hawk’s hands clutching my sides. 
Lord help me because I was about to enjoy every moment of it. 
Even if it was just for fun.
Even if it would ruin everything. 
I was going to dive in head first.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Mr. Right Swipe By: Ricki Schultz

Mr. Right Swipe
Author: Ricki Schultz
Publisher: Grand Central
Published: June 2017
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 304
Rating: 3.5/5
Rae Wallace would rather drown in a vat of pinot greezh and be eaten by her own beagle than make another trip down the aisle--even if it is her best friend's wedding. She's too busy molding the minds of first graders and polishing that ol' novel in the drawer to waste time on any man, unless it's Jason Segel.

But when her best friends stage an intervention, Rae is forced to give in. After all, they've hatched a plan to help her find love the 21st century way: online. She's skeptical of this electronic chlamydia catcher, but she's out to prove she hasn't been too picky with men.

However, when a familiar fella's profile pops up--the dangerously hot substitute teacher from work (Nick)--Rae swipes herself right into a new problem...

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