Thursday, June 25, 2020

The Women In Black By: Madeleine St. John

The Women In Black
Author: Madeleine St. John
Publisher: Scribner
Published: February 2020 (First Published December 1993)
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 224
Rating: 2/5
Summary:
Sydney in the late 1950s. On the second floor of the famous F.G. Goode department store, in Ladies' Cocktail Frocks, the women in black are girding themselves for the Christmas rush. Lisa is the new Sales Assistant (Temporary). Across the floor and beyond the arch, she is about to meet the glamorous Continental refugee, Magda, guardian of the rose-pink cave of Model Gowns.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Falling For The Cowboy By: Kennedy Fox

Falling For The Cowboy (Bedtime Reads #3)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Published: January 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 260
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a . . . well, you get the picture. 

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away. 

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men—with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed—which is something I’ll be avoiding. 

Being a professional photographer has many perks—traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at—but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable. 
And ignoring him will be impossible.



**This is a complete STANDALONE novel — filled with plenty of humor, steam, & romance! 18 & up only due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content.** 

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Falling For The Playboy By: Kennedy Fox

Falling For The Playboy (Bedtime Reads #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Createspace
Published: November 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Never trust a man who gets paid to take off his clothes for a living and then uses it as a pick-up line to get girls in bed with him.  

That should’ve been enough for me to call in sick that day. 

I’ve worked with male cover models like him before and they’re all the same—smooth-talking, sexy as sin, egotistical know-it-alls who think they’re God’s gift to women—all traits I know to steer clear of.  

Assisting authors comes with many perks—reading on the job, using my organizing skills on a daily basis, drinking coffee by the gallons—but Maverick Kingston barges into my life and demands more than I can handle.  

When we’re forced to road trip across the country together, he pushes every boundary I have and rearranges my thoughts on playing it safe. And when he “accidentally” drops his towel, he makes it very clear what he’s offering and proves he’s packing more than abs of steel under his clothes. 

Working with him was brutal, but falling for him was unexpected. 

And playing by the rules will be impossible. 


This is a complete STANDALONE novel — filled with plenty of humor, steam, & romance! 18 & up only due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Falling For The Bad Boy By: Kennedy Fox

Falling For The Bad Boy(Bedtime Reads #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Createspace
Published: November 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 244
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Never trust a man who answers the door wearing nothing more than a pair of low-cut jeans and a panty-melting smirk.

That should've been my first sign.

I write about guys like him for a living — sexy and charming, yet reluctant to get into a serious relationship. His body screams sex appeal, but his condescending personality makes him a classic f*ckboy.

And I want nothing to do with that.

Writing romance novels comes with its perks — traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head — but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you.

Meeting him was fate, but falling for him was inevitable.
And forgetting him will be impossible.


**This is a complete STANDALONE novel — filled with plenty of humor, steam, & romance! 18 & up only due to explicit sexual content, language, and adult content. Previously published as My Week with the Bad Boy by Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish.** 

Monday, June 1, 2020

The Invisible Leash By: Patrice Karst

The Invisible Leash
Author: Patrice Karst
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: December 2019
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
"When our pets aren't with us anymore, an Invisible Leash connects our hearts to each other. Forever." That's what Zack's friend Emily tells him after his dog dies. Zack doesn't believe it. He only believes in what he can see. But on an enlightening journey through their neighborhood--and through his grief--he comes to feel the comforting tug of the Invisible Leash. And it feels like love.


Accompanied by tender. uplifting art by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff, bestselling author Patrice Karst's gentle story uses the same bonding technique from her classic book The Invisible String to help readers through the experience of the loss of a beloved animal.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Throw Like A Girl By: Sarah Henning

Throw Like A Girl
Author: Sarah Henning
Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown
Published: January 2020
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 354
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Friday Night Lights  meets Morgan Matson's  The Unexpected Everything  in this contemporary debut where  swoon-worthy  romance meets underdog sports story.

When softball star Liv Rodinsky throws one ill-advised punch during the most important game of the year, she loses her scholarship to her fancy private school, her boyfriend, and her teammates all in one fell swoop. With no other options, Liv is forced to transfer to the nearest public school, Northland, where she'll have to convince their coach she deserves a spot on the softball team, all while facing both her ex and the teammates of the girl she punched... Every. Single. Day. 

Enter Grey, the injured star quarterback with amazing hair and a foolproof plan: if Liv joins the football team as his temporary replacement, he'll make sure she gets a spot on the softball team in the Spring. But it will take more than the perfect spiral for Liv to find acceptance in Northland's halls, and behind that charming smile, Grey may not be so perfect after all.


With well-drawn characters and a charming quarterback love interest who's got brains as well as brawn, Throw Like a Girl will have readers swooning from the very first page. 

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Exquisite By: Elizabeth Hayley

Exquisite (Diamond Trilogy #3)
Author: Elizabeth Hayley
Publisher: Little Brown
Published: January 2017
Format: Paperback
Pages: 134
Rating: 3/5
Summary:
"Please don't let me fall." 

Since Siobhan has made it as an artist, she's ready to start a life in New York with the love of her life, billionaire Derick Miller. But their relationship has been a rollercoaster ride that has pushed Derick too far. Will Siobhan be able to win back her soul mate? 




Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Firetruck vs. Dragon By: Chris Barton

Fire Truck vs. Dragon
Author: Chris Barton
Publisher: Little Brown Books for young readers
Published: March 2020
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Can a Fire Truck and a Dragon be friends? Find out in this new companion to the household favorite Shark vs. Train!

It's the wackiest rivalry ever, when the fire-breathing ruler of the skies and the fearless fire truck go head to head in an epic battle of fire vs water! Who will win?

But wait, is it actually a competition?

Their rivalry takes unexpected turns as these two unlikely friends face off at a campfire, a birthday party, and more with unexpected results. Who will you root for?


With playful illustrations and charming text, Fire Truck vs Dragon gives readers an unexpected twist on a would-be rivalry, turned friendship.

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Radiant By: Elizabeth Hayley

Radiant (Diamond Trilogy #2)
Author: Elizabeth Hayley
Publisher: Bookshots
Published: December 2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 119
Rating: 2/5
Summary:
He's worth millions, but he's worthless without her.


It's been a month since her traumatic break-up with Derick, and Siobhan now lives in Detroit, where she can support herself and her painting career. But suddenly Derick's back after flying halfway across the country for her. And though Siobhan's body comes alive at his touch, she doesn't know if she can trust him again....

Friday, May 22, 2020

The Beginning Of The End By: R. Holmes

The Beginning Of The End
Author: R. Holmes
Publisher: R. Holmes
Published: May 2020
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 279
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Ambrey
My last name was royalty in New Orleans, at least, I guess to those who mattered. But to me…my last name was a curse.
High society. Expectations. Old money. Politics. Everything I despised.
If only they could see what happened behind those high-society closed doors. The same doors my daddy paid a lot of money to keep closed.
Deceit. Destruction. Bribery. You name it, my family was guilty of it.
My father’s throne was built on lies. Our family was the epitome of faux royalty.
Then, I fell in love and oh what a fool I was. I was just a pawn in my father’s game. And to use the man who claimed to love me...
Five years ago, I walked away, and left my father to his riches.
And that man who left me in broken, jagged pieces?
Well, what goes around, comes around.

Grey
Four years in a prison cell changes a man.
I spent those four years fighting to survive.
When I emerged, I was nothing like the man who had walked through those cell doors all those years ago.
I overcame things that I never imagined I’d be faced with..
The one person who promised to never leave, did.
The life I thought I knew, gone.
The future I once thought I had, up in smoke.
Like so many things in my life, my story and my future were stolen from me.
Sure, it’s made up of the usual parts…a beginning and an end. But just like every story, there’s a hero, there’s the villain…and then there’s me.

And this is the beginning of the end.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Reckless Memories By: Catherine Cowles

Reckless Memories (Wrecked #1)
Author: Catherine Cowles
Publisher: Pagesmith LLC
Published: May 2020
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 330
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
I loved him before I knew what the word meant. 
From skinned knees to first dates and everything in between. 
But he was never mine to love. 
I settled for friendship, even though I always wanted more. 

That was before. 
Before he ripped my world apart and didn’t bother sticking around to help me pick up the pieces. 
I knit every last shred back together all on my own. 
And I’ve all but forgotten his name. 

Now, he’s back, and everything is torn apart once more. 
But he’s not the only one doing the tearing this time. 

And there might be no stopping the person who has it out for us both. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Dazzling By: Elizabeth Hayley

Dazzling (Diamond Trilogy #1)
Author: Elizabeth Hayley
Publisher: Bookshots
Published: November 2016
Format: Paperback
Pages: 139
Rating: 2/5
Summary:
She's a starving artist and he's a billionaire playboy....

Siobhan came to New York with a purpose: She wants to become a successful artist. To pay her bills in the meantime, she's the hostess at The Stone Room, a bar for the beautiful and the billionaires. She's fine with being on her own--until tech billionaire Derick takes her breath away.


Tuesday, May 12, 2020

The Truth About Magic By: Atticus

The Truth About Magic
Author: Atticus
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Published: September 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
From the internationally bestselling author of The Dark Between Stars and Love Her Wild, Instagram sensation Atticus returns with another romantic and deeply moving collection. 

The Truth About Magic builds on the pains and joys of romance explored in Love Her Wild and the New York Times bestseller, The Dark Between Stars—heartbreaks and falling in love, looking back and looking inwards—by taking a fresh, awakened journey outward. An adventure into the great unknown. It’s about finding ourselves, our purpose, and the simple joys of life. It’s about lavender fields, drinking white wine out of oak barrels on vineyards, laughing until you cry, dancing in old barns until the sun comes up, and making love on sandy beaches. 


The Truth About Magic is a vibrant, transcendent journey into growth, which will leave you energized and eager to explore the wider world.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Rules For Being A Girl By: Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno

Rules For Being A Girl
Author: Candace Bushnell & Katie Cotugno
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: April 2020
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 304
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
It starts before you can even remember: You learn the rules for being a girl. . . .

Marin has always been good at navigating these unspoken guidelines. A star student and editor of the school paper, she dreams of getting into Brown University. Marin’s future seems bright―and her young, charismatic English teacher, Mr. Beckett, is always quick to admire her writing and talk books with her.

But when “Bex” takes things too far and comes on to Marin, she’s shocked and horrified. Had she somehow led him on? Was it her fault?

When Marin works up the courage to tell the administration what happened, no one believes her. She’s forced to face Bex in class every day. Except now, he has an ax to grind.


But Marin isn’t about to back down. She uses the school newspaper to fight back and she starts a feminist book club at school. She finds allies in the most unexpected people, like “slutty” Gray Kendall, who she’d always dismissed as just another lacrosse bro. As things heat up at school and in her personal life, Marin must figure out how to take back the power and write her own rules.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Love Her Wild By: Atticus

Love Her Wild
Author: Atticus
Publisher: Atria Books
Published: July 2017
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 225
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
The first collection of poetry by Instagram sensation Atticus.

Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from Atticus, the young writer who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account.


In Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris; skinny dipping on a summer’s night; the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit; or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flair, Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few perfectly evocative lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure. 


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Down Too Deep By: J. Daniels

Down Too Deep (Dirty Deeds #4)
Author: J. Daniels
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: October 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 401
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
Following the sudden death of his wife, Nathan Bell has spent nearly two years burying himself in work and neglecting his biggest responsibility: his daughter. Overcome with guilt, he wants to connect with little Marley, but he doesn’t know how to do it alone. And then Jenna Savage throws him a lifeline.

A single mom of twins, Jenna is more than capable of taking care of Nate’s adorable two-year-old, and wants to help Nathan however she can. Soon, attachments are made, forcing Jenna and her kids into new territory. And the closer everyone becomes, the more right it feels.


Falling in love forces Nathan to face his biggest fear, and when hearts, both big and little, are on the line, the only thing scarier than needing someone is losing them all.

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Dandy By: Ame Dyckman

Dandy
Author: Ame Dyckman
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Published: April 2019
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
From popular author Ame Dyckman and rising star Charles Santoso comes the laugh-out-loud story of a father desperate to destroy the dandelion marring his perfectly manicured lawn, and his daughter's fierce attempts to save it.

When Daddy spots a solitary weed in his lawn, he's appalled (along with all of his neighborhood friends). But his daughter Sweetie has fallen in love with the beautiful flower, even going so far as to name it Charlotte. Racing against time and the mockery of his friends, Daddy has to find a way to get rid of the errant dandelion without breaking his little girl's heart.



Monday, April 20, 2020

The Upside Of Falling By: Alex Light

The Upside Of Falling
Author: Alex Light
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: February 2020
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
It’s been years since seventeen-year-old Becca Hart believed in true love. But when her former best friend teases her for not having a boyfriend, Becca impulsively pretends she’s been secretly seeing someone.

Brett Wells has it all. Being captain of the football team and one of the most popular guys in school, he should have no problem finding someone to date, but he’s always been more focused on his future than who to bring to prom. When he overhears Becca’s lie, Brett decides to step in and be her mystery guy. It’s the perfect solution: he gets people off his back for not dating and she can keep up the ruse.


Acting like the perfect couple isn’t easy though, especially when you barely know the other person. But with Becca still picking up the pieces from when her world was blown apart years ago and Brett just barely holding his together now, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever could have imagined. When the line between real and pretend begins to blur, they are forced to answer the question: is this fake romance the realest thing in either of their lives?

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Bad For You By: J. Daniels

Bad For You (Dirty Deeds #3)
Author: J. Daniels
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: Jan 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected—especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.


Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go?

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

The Truth About Grandparents By: Elina Ellis

The Truth About Grandparents
Author: Elina Ellis
Published: Sept 2019
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Format: ARC Hardcover
Pages: 32
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
In this perfect gift for grandparents and grandchildren alike, a loving child reveals the truth behind assumptions that old people just aren't any fun.


Grandparents are slow. Grandparents are scared of new things. And grandparents definitely don't dance -- right? A simple, playful storyline that children will love anticipating makes this a perfect read-aloud for modern families to share together. With sly humor and breezy, dynamic artwork in the tradition of Quentin Blake, this book is a fresh celebration of the special relationship between grandparents and grandchildren.


Sunday, April 12, 2020

Photos Of You By: Tammy Robinson

Photos Of You
Author: Tammy Robinson
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: February 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 352
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
A compassionate, uplifting love story for fans of Me Before You

When Ava Green turns twenty-eight, she discovers this will be her last birthday. The cancer she thought she'd beaten three years ago is back, only this time it's terminal: and she's not going to waste any of the time she has left. There's one thing she's been dreaming of since she was a small girl: her wedding. There's only one problem. She doesn't have a groom.


Her friends and family rally around her and decide they will help her throw the wedding of her dreams, just without the actual vows. A mammoth organisation begins. As word spreads, people offer help. In an uncertain time, the whole country seizes the story of a woman whose dying dream is simple, and they unite to give her a wedding to remember. But when a photographer called Lucas Gable volunteers to help document the whole event, it becomes painfully clear that it's never too late to discover the love of your life.

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Hit The Spot By: J. Daniels

Hit The Spot (Dirty Deeds #2)
Author: J. Daniels
Published: December 2016
Publisher: Forever Romance
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 385
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup. 

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.


Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

Thursday, April 2, 2020

What I Like About You By: Marisa Kanter

What I Like About You
Author: Marisa Kanter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Published: April 2020
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 416
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Can a love triangle have only two people in it? Online, it can... but in the real world, it's more complicated. In this debut novel Marisa Kanter explores what happens when internet friends turn into IRL crushes.

There are a million things that Halle Levitt likes about her online best friend, Nash.

He’s an incredibly talented graphic novelist. He loves books almost as much as she does. And she never has to deal with the awkwardness of seeing him in real life. They can talk about anything…

Except who she really is.

Because online, Halle isn’t Halle—she’s Kels, the enigmatically cool creator of One True Pastry, a YA book blog that pairs epic custom cupcakes with covers and reviews. Kels has everything Halle doesn’t: friends, a growing platform, tons of confidence, and Nash.

That is, until Halle arrives to spend senior year in Gramps’s small town and finds herself face-to-face with real, human, not-behind-a-screen Nash. Nash, who is somehow everywhere she goes—in her classes, at the bakery, even at synagogue.

Nash who has no idea she’s actually Kels.


If Halle tells him who she is, it will ruin the non-awkward magic of their digital friendship. Not telling him though, means it can never be anything more. Because while she starts to fall for Nash as Halle…he’s in love with Kels.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

The Six Week Single Dad By: Julie Archer

The Six-Week Single Dad
Author: Julie Archer
Publisher: Julie Archer
Published: October 2018
Format: Paperback
Pages: 94
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
It’s only six weeks… 

Hayden Kinsella all but panics when his ex says she’s leaving him to care for their son while she skips off to Paris. 
Problem is, he’s never looked after little Alfie for more than a day on his own. 
Seeking help from his best friend’s younger sister may be the answer. 
Or maybe not, since the gorgeous Bea has always been off limits. 
But it’s only for six weeks. 
Who is he kidding? 

A lot can happen in six weeks…


Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Habits By: Anna B. Doe

Habits (Greyford High #2)
Author: Anna B. Doe
Published: March 2019
Publisher: Anna B. Doe
Format: E-Book
Pages: 354
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
How can something so wrong feel so good?

Senior year.
Three girls. Three guys.
Secrets and lies.
Demons of past and present.
Old insecurities and new fears.
One more year left to pretend.
One more year to wreck it all.
The countdown begins.

All Jeanette Sanders wanted to do was escape her past and forget everything that has happened. Coming to Greyford was supposed to be her new beginning, a clean slate. Only it seems like her past doesn’t want to let her go. As her old insecurities start to return in full force and lies grow bigger than ever, the only thing left is the hope that her broken heart will survive this time around.

Andrew Hill has been betrayed one too many times in the past. Cynical and cold-hearted, he closed off his heart for good and doesn’t plan on letting anybody in ever again. Especially women. But his heart doesn’t seem to care and starts beating faster every time a particular black-haired beauty gets in his way and puts him in his place.

He wants her body, not her heart. She tries to resist him, but the pull is too much.

They know they’re all wrong for each other, but some habits are too sweet to give up.
 


Saturday, March 21, 2020

Little Red Reading Hood And the Misread Wolf By: Troy Wilson

Little Red Reading Hood And the Misread Wolf
Author: Troy Wilson
Published: July 2019
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Format: ARC Hardcover
Pages: 32
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
A retelling of the classic Little Red Riding Hood, starring our bookish heroine Red and a misunderstood, book-loving wolf desperate for a good story. 


Little Red Reading Hood loves--you guessed it--reading! She applies everything she learns from books to the real world. So, when she sets off to take her sick grandmother a homemade treat, she's prepared for anything that comes her way. In keeping with the original story, Red is in for a surprise when she arrives to find a wolf disguised as her grandmother. But this is no ordinary wolf. . . This is the Misread Wolf, who's after something more delicious than your average snack. He's desperate for a bedtime story and knows Little Red Reading Hood might just be his only hope.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Lines By: Anna B. Doe

Lines (Greyford High #1)
Author: Anna B. Doe
Publisher: Independently Published
Published: November 2018
Format: E-Book
Pages: 278
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
Senior year.
Three girls. Three guys.
Hockey and rivalry.
Mean girls and friendships.
Old loves and new chances.
One more year of being invisible.
One more year to win it all.
The countdown begins.

Senior year can’t come or end fast enough for Amelia Campbell. For the shy, nerdy girl-next-door that she is, high school is torture and all she wants is for it to be over. Having her heart broken by a popular, womanizing boy all those years ago doesn’t help the matters. Nor does his best friend who still has a habit of mercilessly teasing her. Now, she only has one year left, one year to be invisible before she can move on with her life.


Derek King doesn’t do drama, but his life is all about drama once Maximillian Sanders steps foot into his town, his school, and into Amelia’s life. Max is always around, and he is making her smile again. But the boy who once broke her heart isn’t ready to let her go. Older and wiser, Derek isn’t about to let someone take away what he wants, and he wants Amelia.


She's set on not believing in him and on not getting her heart broken once again. He is set on showing her wrong.



She says she hates him, but maybe the line between past and present, love and hate is thinner than she ever realized.



Tuesday, March 10, 2020

A Pizza My Heart By: Teagan Hunter

A Pizza My Heart (Slice #1)
Author: Teagan Hunter
Published: June 2019
Publisher: Teagan Hunter
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 245
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Most people would probably be embarrassed to land themselves back in their hometown and working at a pizzeria after an ugly divorce. 

Not me. 

It’s home, and I have one last shot to make Wren Daniels see me as more than just her brother’s best friend. 

When the opportunity to show her what’s been right in front of her this whole time presents itself, I take it, holding nothing back this time. 

Wren thinks we’re pretending, but there’s nothing fake about the way I feel. 

After all, she’s always had…a pizza my heart.


Sunday, March 8, 2020

All That I Am By: Rachel Brookes

All That I Am (Men of Monroe #1)
Author: Rachel Brookes
Published: May 2017
Publisher: Rachel Brookes
Format: E-Book
Pages: 426
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
A kickass home d├ęcor boutique – tick
A sassy mouth and absolutely no filter – tick
A wall so strong no man could ever tear it down - tick, tick, tick!

Or so I thought.

Until I meet Detective Ben Hunt, the owner of exquisite blue eyes, a god-like physique and a seductive smirk that makes me weak at the knees. He charges into my life like a force of nature. No matter how hard I try to keep the walls up around my heart, he’s made it his mission to shatter them. I have no chance of resisting him, but I would make sure I won this tug of war.

Which was what I wanted. 

Right? When did the idea of losing myself to him start to sound so good?

I wish Ben was the only battle I faced. There’s a reason this small town needs a good detective. One way or another I’m going to have to brace for impact, because no wall I build can stop the new threat thundering toward Monroe. 


After all, secrets only stay a secret for so long around here.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Truly Yours By: Kennedy Fox

Truly Yours (Roommate Duet #4)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Published: September 2019
Publisher: Kennedy Fox
Format: E-Book
Pages: 292
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
I knew within moments of meeting Mason Holt that he would change my life forever. 
I just didn’t realize how much. 

As my world spirals out of control, he continues to stay by my side, protecting and taking care of me. Being just friends is all he’s been able to offer, that is until both of our lives are threatened. Now that our relationship is blossoming into something more, I can’t be what he needs even if I wished I could. 
Bad timing strikes again.

When I think we can finally be together, someone threatens to tear us apart. I’m not the same girl Mason met three years ago, but I’m determined to fight for what I’ve always wanted—him.

**This is book 2 in the Mason & Sophie duet and must be read after Truly Mine. Recommended for ages 18+** 


Sunday, February 16, 2020

When You Ask Me Where I'm Going

When You Ask Me Where I'm Going
Author: Jasmin Kaur
Published: October 2019
Publisher: Harper Collins
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 256
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
scream
so that one day
a hundred years from now
another sister will not have to
dry her tears wondering
where in history
she lost her voice

The six sections of the book explore what it means to be a young woman living in a world that doesn’t always hear her and tell the story of Kiran as she flees a history of trauma and raises her daughter, Sahaara, while living undocumented in North America.


Delving into current cultural conversations including sexual assault, mental health, feminism, and immigration, this narrative of resilience, healing, empowerment, and love will galvanize readers to fight for what is right in their world. 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Are Libraries Still A Thing?

Welcome back Bookworms! Today I've got a different post from the norm, but it's definitely a topic that I've been thinking for quite some time now. In collaboration with today's post, we've come up with some reasons why going to a library is still a great option in this modern age!

Saturday, January 25, 2020

This Is What It Feels Like By: Rebecca Barrow

This Is What It Feels Like
Author: Rebecca Barrow
Published: November 2018
Publisher: Harper Teen (HCC Frenzy)
Format: Paperback ARC
Pages: 400
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
It doesn’t matter what the prize for the Sun City Originals contest is this year.

Who cares that’s it’s fifteen grand? Who cares about a gig opening for one of the greatest bands to ever play this town?

Not Dia, that’s for sure. Because Dia knows that without a band, she hasn’t got a shot at winning Sun City. Because ever since Hanna’s drinking took over her life, Dia and Jules haven’t been in it. And ever since Hanna left — well, there hasn’t been a band.

It used to be the three of them, Dia, Jules, and Hanna, messing around and making music and planning for the future. But that was then, and this is now — and now means a baby, a failed relationship, a stint in rehab, all kinds of off beats that have interrupted the rhythm of their friendship. No contest can change that. Right?

But like the lyrics of a song you used to play on repeat, there’s no forgetting a best friend. And for Dia, Jules, and Hanna, this impossible challenge — to ignore the past, in order to jumpstart the future — will only become possible if they finally make peace with the girls they once were, and the girls they are finally letting themselves be.


Rebecca Barrow’s tender story of friendship, music, and ferocious love asks — what will you fight for, if not yourself?

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