Thursday, September 12, 2019

The Dating Game By: Kiley Roache

The Dating Game
Author: Kiley Roache
Published: March 2019
Publisher: Ink Yard Press
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 327
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
The Social Network gets a romantic twist in this fresh and engaging new read from the author of Frat Girl, Kiley Roache. Experience the whirlwind ups and downs of college life in this authentic and entertaining new novel!

When a notoriously difficult class for future entrepreneurs leads to three freshmen developing the next “it” app for dating on college campuses, all hell breaks loose…

Type A control freak Sara lives by her color-coordinated Post-it notes.

Rich boy Braden wants out from under his billionaire father’s thumb.

Scholarship student Roberto can’t afford for his grades to drop.

When the three are forced to work together in one of the university’s most difficult classes, tension rises to the breaking point…until, shockingly, the silly dating app they create proves to be the most viable project in class. Late nights of app development, interest from investors and unexpected romance are woven into a true-to-life college drama that explores what it means to really connect online and IRL.
 


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Please Don't Eat Me By: Liz Climo

Please Don't Eat Me
Author: Liz Climo
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: October 2019
Format: Hardcover ARC
Pages: 40
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
When a carefree bunny is approached by a voracious bear in the woods, Bunny has just one request: "Please don't eat me."

But the bear has a never-ending list of requests, and Bunny realizes maybe Bear isn't as hungry as he'd let on...maybe he just wants his new friend's company for a while.

This witty and poignant exploration of predator and prey will have children and parents alike roaring with laughter--and looking for their next meal.
 


Thursday, September 5, 2019

Truly Mine By: Kennedy Fox

Truly Mine (Roommate Duet #3)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published August 2019
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 362
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
𝑻𝑹𝑼𝑳𝒀 𝑴𝑰𝑵𝑬 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒂𝒏𝒈𝒔𝒕𝒚, 𝒔𝒍𝒐𝒘-𝒃𝒖𝒓𝒏 𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒔 𝒕𝒐 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒘𝒓𝒂𝒑𝒑𝒆𝒅 𝒖𝒑 𝒊𝒏 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒃𝒆𝒂𝒖𝒕𝒊𝒇𝒖𝒍 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒔𝒕𝒐𝒓𝒚.

The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized

As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest sin, but I was no saint. 

Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.

𝐹𝑟𝑖𝑒𝑛𝑑𝑠. It’s all we can ever be. 

After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away and makes it clear she doesn’t need me. 

I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend and I start throwing punches. 


𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝘸𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘐’𝘮 𝘢𝘳𝘳𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘮𝘶𝘳𝘥𝘦𝘳. 

Friday, June 14, 2019

Roping The Cowboy By: Kennedy Fox

Roping The Cowboy (Circle B Ranch #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Published: June 2019 (First published February 2019)
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 128
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
A novella set in the world of the Bishop Brothers, originally from the Read Me Romance podcast. Includes bonus chapters & epilogue! 

An unforgettable one-night stand filled with heat and passion starts the unraveling of a love-hate feud between a small-town baker and an arrogant cowboy. 

When Katarina shows up at the Circle B Ranch Bed & Breakfast to serve her new gluten-free, sugar-free, organic pastries, Braxton decides to make her life hell for kicking him out the next morning and then pretending he never existed. 

First step, make fun of her tasteless muffins. 
Second step, get revenge. 

Soon the duo are at each other’s throats, getting even until things go too far and the chemistry burns too hot. 

Kat claims their night together meant nothing. 

He’s determined to prove her wrong.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Where I Belong By: J. Daniels

Where I Belong (Alabama Summer #1)
Author: J. Daniels
Publisher: Createspace
Published: June 2014
Format: Paperback
Pages: 282
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
When Mia Corelli returns to Alabama for a summer of fun with her childhood best friend, Tessa, there's only one thing keeping her on edge. One person that she’d do anything to avoid.

Benjamin Kelly. World’s biggest dickhead.

Mia hates him with a fury and has no desire to ever see him again. When she decides to start her summer off with a bang and finally give away her v-card, she unknowingly hands it over to the one guy that excelled at making her life miserable, learning a valuable lesson in the process.

Always get the name of the guy you’re going home with.

Ben can’t get the girl he spent one night with out of his head. When she leaves him the next morning, he thinks he’ll never see her again. Until he sees her lounging by the pool with his sister.

Mia is determined to hate Ben, even though she can’t forget him.

Ben is determined to prove he’s not the same guy he used to be.


What happens when the one person you wish never existed becomes the one person you can’t imagine being without?

Friday, May 24, 2019

Baby Yours By: Kennedy Fox

Baby Yours (Roommate Duet #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: May 2019
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 333
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
The worst day of my life happened when Brandon died. 
We had our entire future mapped out. 
Careers, marriage, kids—in that order. 
Then the universe threw a curve ball and ended it all. 

As I come to terms with everything, I learn I’m carrying his baby. Now I’m living with his roommate, the guy who’s made my life a living hell the past two years. Hunter’s now the one to hold me up when all I want to do is fall. 

Knowing my religious parents will never accept the pregnancy out of wedlock, Hunter offers to be my fake husband. While I think he’s gone crazy, it’s the only plan that’ll keep them in my life. So I do whatever it takes to make our relationship believable—kissing, touching, even letting him hold me when we sleep. The lines are so blurred neither of us want to admit we’re no longer pretending. 

The guilt of what we’re doing eats me alive as I struggle to deal with my emotions. I push him away, but he pulls me closer, showing me how he’s always felt. 

Just as I begin to follow my heart, I learn Hunter’s been keeping secrets.
And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life…



**This is book 2 in the Hunter & Lennon duet and must be read after Baby Mine. Recommended for ages 18+** 

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Forever Mine By: Kennedy Fox

Forever Mine (Roommate Duet 0.5)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Published: April 2019
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 152
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
It’s been ten years.
He hasn’t stopped loving her for one second. 

Seeing the woman who broke my heart a decade ago is something I’m not prepared for. Though I’ve forgiven Savannah, I’ve never forgotten what she did. 


Now it’s time to confront the secret she’s kept from me. Though it won’t be easy, I’m determined to make things right between us. 


One night together is all it takes for our feelings to come rushing back. As memories of us flood in, truths are finally revealed. When the present collides with our past, I’ll do anything to win her back, even when Savannah tries to run again. 


This time, I’ll stop at nothing for a second chance.



**Forever Mine is a 35k word novella that introduces you to the Roommate Duet Series. It's suggested to read before Baby Mine, but can be read anytime throughout the series.**

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment By: Zoe Perisco

Georgia's Terrific, Colorific Experiment
Author: Zoe Perisco
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Published: April 2019
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
Science and art come together in this colorful and empowering picture book about a strong minded girl scientist and her artist family. 


Georgia is a creative girl from a family of artists who wants to be a scientist. She decides she has to create her own unique experiment to truly be a great scientist (the way her family are all great artists). She rebukes her family's advice, thinking science and art have to be mutually exclusive, but after many failed attempts at recreating experiments, she comes to realize that science can be a work of art.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

All Your Perfects By: Colleen Hoover

All Your Perfects
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: July 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 306
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.


All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Baby Mine By: Kennedy Fox

Baby Mine (Roommate Duet #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: April 2019
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 340
Rating: 5/5
Synopsis:
I saw her first.
Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.
I was smitten.

But it didn’t matter because she chose him and he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 
Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning, dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes, bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good; however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

And then the unthinkable happens... 
When my best friend dies in a motorcycle accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality, she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 

And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my life.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

In The Key Of Nira Ghani By: Natasha Deen

In The Key Of Nira Ghani
Author: Natasha Deen
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Published: April 2019
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 304
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Nira Ghani has always dreamed of becoming a musician. Her Guyanese parents, however, have big plans for her to become a scientist or doctor. Nira's grandmother and her best friend, Emily, are the only people who seem to truly understand her desire to establish an identity outside of the one imposed on Nira by her parents. When auditions for jazz band are announced, Nira realizes it's now or never to convince her parents that she deserves a chance to pursue her passion. 

As if fighting with her parents weren't bad enough, Nira finds herself navigating a new friendship dynamic when her crush, Noah, and notorious mean-girl, McKenzie "Mac," take a sudden interest in her and Emily, inserting themselves into the fold. So, too, does Nira's much cooler (and very competitive) cousin Farah. Is she trying to wiggle her way into the new group to get closer to Noah? Is McKenzie trying to steal Emily's attention away from her? As Farah and Noah grow closer and Emily begins to pull away, Nira's trusted trumpet "George" remains her constant, offering her an escape from family and school drama.

But it isn't until Nira takes a step back that she realizes she's not the only one struggling to find her place in the world. As painful truths about her family are revealed, Nira learns to accept people for who they are and to open herself in ways she never thought possible. 


A relatable and timely contemporary, coming-of age story, In the Key of Nira Ghani explores the social and cultural struggles of a teen in an immigrant household.

Monday, April 8, 2019

The Library of Lost and Found By: Phaedra Patrick

The Library Of Lost And Found
Author: Phaedra Patrick
Publisher: Park Row
Published: March 2019
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people--though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she's invisible.All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend--her grandmother Zelda--who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda's past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.Filled with Phaedra Patrick's signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happier Thinking By: Lana Grace Riva

Happier Thinking
Author: Lana Grace Riva
Publisher: Lana Grace Riva
Published: February 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 52
Rating: 3/5
Summary:
Changing how you think is possible. I wasn't always so sure that was true until I experienced it myself, but I know now we don't have to just accept unhappiness. Not always anyway. This book is my collection of tips and suggestions that have helped me achieve happier thinking. It's sort of a gym for my mind. I'd love to tell you it was easier than the real gym but well… it's not really. It takes time, effort, and practice but it's absolutely well worth the rewards.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Whiskey Lullabye By: Jennifer Rebecca

Whiskey Lullabye (Southern Heartbeats #2)
Author: Jennifer Rebecca
Publisher: Createspace
Published: March 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 188
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
Sixteen years ago Aliza Wilson met the love of her life. He was everything Aliza had ever hoped for in a man, kind, generous and he gave her a beautiful life. But fate had other plans for her future. Plans that changed her life irrevocably. Now Aliza must face a new fate, and that scares her more than anything. 

Sixteen years ago Holden “Holt” Stone found the woman of his dreams. She was utter perfection. But his best-friend got her first. Now he must sit on the sidelines and watch the woman he wanted, be happy with someone else. Holt is no stranger to pain and heartache, hell that came with his service in the Marine Corps, he's no stranger to death, but watching someone he loves struggle to move on is a new kind of hell. 

Can Aliza and Holt find a way to fix their broken pieces, before it’s too late? 

Whiskey Lullabye is the second volume in the Southern Heartbeats Series and is the continuation of Stand. 

This is Aliza’s story. 

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Stand By: Jennifer Rebecca

Stand (Southern Heartbeats #1)
Author: Jennifer Rebecca
Publisher: Createspace
Published: November 2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 156
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
What's there left to do when life kicks you in the teeth and takes everything you have? You stand back up Cody Reynolds had the world at the tip of his fingers: a beautiful fiancee, a promising NFL career, and a Super Bowl ring within his grasp. Cody was living the American Dream, until a tragic accident threatens everything he knows... Sending him home to Tall Pines, Texas. The best pediatric trauma nurse in New York City, Angellic Andrews' life revolved around her career and her boyfriend. Until the night there's one more tragedy on the job--it seems like one too many for her heart to take... Until her aunt convinces her to give Tall Pines, Texas, a chance for a new life. A new adventure. What happens when the two people least interested in love meet in a small town? Have you visited Tall Pines yet?

Monday, March 4, 2019

Expelled By: James Patterson

Expelled
Author: James Patterson & Emily Raymond
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: October 2017
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 304
Rating: 3/5
Summary:
One viral photo.
Four expelled teens.
Everyone's a suspect.

Theo Foster's Twitter account used to be anonymous – until someone posted a revealing photo that got him expelled. No final grade. No future.

Theo's resigned to a life of misery working at the local mini-mart when a miracle happens: Sasha Ellis speaks to him. Sasha Ellis knows his name. She was also expelled for a crime she didn't commit, and now he has the perfect way to get her attention: find out who set them up.

To uncover the truth, Theo has to get close to the suspects: the hacker, the quarterback, the mean girl, the vice principal, and his own best friend. What secrets are they hiding? And how can Theo catch their confessions on camera...? 

Sunday, January 27, 2019

First Life Update Of 2019!!

Hey bookworms! I know it's been a hot minute since I posted a Life Update... As in all the way back in August when I celebrated my blogaversary! Who knew that time would fly so fast to 2019 that I'm writing to you my latest life update! I guess this is kind of like a thanks and a timeline to you as it is to myself for all the amazing adventures I've been part of this year!

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Pretty Young Things By: Ace Gray

Pretty Young Things
Author: Ace Gray
Publisher: Ace Gray
Published: Jan 2019
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 313
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
Greed. Jealousy. Lust. 

It all started with a bloody palm and a promise. Words beneath the moonlight that I thought would keep us together. Forever. 


Deceit. Betrayal. Vengeance. 



I didn’t see it coming. I didn’t think you had it in you. But what was supposed to bury me—break me—simply remade me as something new. Something hellbent on ruining you, my love.



Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Empowered Wednesday: Paper Trail Diary

Welcome back bookworms! Another week, another creator! This week I have another blogger who not only has been in the game for a while, but she now has started selling her very own banners on Etsy! Including with that, she also has a love for snail mail (Which I definitely have to agree is awesome!) so with that being said, let's get started!!

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Empowered Wednesday: Brains, Books and Brawn

Welcome Back Bookworms!! Today I've got a Blogger who not only loves working out, she also loves sports like no other! I've had the pleasure to meet Amanda, and of course share our love of reading, and I'm so excited to share her feature today! So with that being said, let's get started!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Empowered Wednesday: Nerdy Post

Welcome back to another Empowered Wednesday everyone! I hope you all are enjoying these weekly features as I am, and if I haven't said it before, if you know anyone who is an Author, Content Creator, Blogger, Bookstagrammer or Influencer, be sure to send them to these features if they are interested in joining this large group I've curated! Now on to today's feature! I've had the pleasure to talk with this shop owner and creator and every single time I received her items, I'm always in awe of what she produces! So with that being said, let's get started!!

Monday, January 7, 2019

Boyfriend By Christmas By: Jenny Stallard

Boyfriend By Christmas
Author: Jenny Stallard
Published: November 2015
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Paperback
Pages: 392
Rating: 3/5
Summary:
It's bad enough to be perpetually single, without also being the dating journalist for a major lifestyle website. And Genie Havisham has just been set her toughest deadline yet: find a boyfriend by Christmas or find a new job.

Determined not to end the year alone and jobless, Genie sets out to find where all the eligible bachelors in London have been hiding, using whatever means possible.


But among the terrible dates, one night stands and the unexpected return of her 'supposedly reformed' ex-boyfriend, could Genie have overlooked what's been right under her nose all along? 

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Empowered Wednesday: Book Baristas

Welcome back to our first Empowered Wednesday of the new year! I hope that everyone had an amazing holiday break filled with lots of love, laughs and food! I myself have definitely enjoyed the holidays, and now It's time to get back to even more fun stuff! This bookstagrammer I've been following for quite a bit and she has definitely taken the game to another level! Not only that, but she's also a verified Bookstagrammer reaching 133K followers and creating her own bookmarks with a fellow author! So without anymore spoilers, let's get on with it!

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