Thursday, September 17, 2020

When You Get The Chance By: Tom Ryan & Robin Stevenson

When You Get The Chance
Author: Tom Ryan & Robin Stevenson
Publisher: Running Press Kids
Published: May 2021
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 272
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
Follow cousins on a road trip to Pride as they dive into family secrets and friendships in this contemporary YA novel -- perfect for fans of David Levithan and Becky Albertalli.
As kids, Mark and his cousin Talia spent many happy summers together at the family cottage in Ontario, but a fight between their parents put an end to the annual event. Living on opposite coasts -- Mark in Halifax and Talia in Victoria -- they haven't seen each other in years. When their grandfather dies unexpectedly, Mark and Talia find themselves reunited at the cottage once again, cleaning it out while the family decides what to do with it.
Mark and Talia are both queer, but they soon realize that's about all they have in common, other than the fact that they'd both prefer to be in Toronto. Talia is desperate to see her high school sweetheart Erin, who's barely been in touch since leaving to spend the summer working at a coffee shop in the Gay Village. Mark, on the other hand, is just looking for some fun, and Toronto Pride seems like the perfect place to find it.

When a series of complications throws everything up in the air, Mark and Talia -- with Mark's little sister Paige in tow -- decide to hit the road for Toronto. With a bit of luck, and some help from a series of unexpected new friends, they might just make it to the big city and find what they're looking for. That is, if they can figure out how to start seeing things through each other's eyes. 


Monday, September 14, 2020

The Trouble With Hating You By: Sajni Patel

The Trouble With Hating You
Author: Sajni Patel
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: May 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Liya Thakkar is a successful biochemical engineer, takeout enthusiast, and happily single woman. The moment she realizes her parents' latest dinner party is a setup with the man they want her to marry, she's out the back door in a flash. Imagine her surprise when the same guy shows up at her office a week later -- the new lawyer hired to save her struggling company. What's not surprising: he's not too thrilled to see her either after that humiliating fiasco.


Jay Shah looks good on paper...and off. Especially if you like that whole gorgeous, charming lawyer-in-a-good-suit thing. He's also arrogant and infuriating. As their witty office banter turns into late night chats, Liya starts to think he might be the one man who truly accepts her. But falling for each other means exposing their painful pasts. Will Liya keep running, or will she finally give love a real chance? 



Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Hot To Potty Train Your Procupine By: Tom Toro

How To Potty Train Your Porcupine
Author: Tom Toro
Publisher: Little Brown For Young Readers
Published: May 2020
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 40
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
Two children bring home a pet porcupine, but they can only keep her if she's house-trained! After a whirlwind of increasingly zany approaches, the kids learn that sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to ask nicely. With Tom's wit and dynamic artwork, this delightful story about learning to pee will bring joy and heart to young readers. 




Wednesday, September 2, 2020

The Happy Ever After Playlist By: Abby Jimenez

The Happy Ever After Playlist (The Friend Zone #2)
Author: Abby Jimenez
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: April 2020
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
Two years after losing her fiancé, Sloan Monroe still can't seem to get her life back on track. But one trouble-making pup with a "take me home" look in his eyes is about to change everything. With her new pet by her side, Sloan finally starts to feel more like herself. Then, after weeks of unanswered texts, Tucker's owner reaches out. He's a musician on tour in Australia. And bottom line: He wants Tucker back.


Well, Sloan's not about to give up her dog without a fight. But what if this Jason guy really loves Tucker? As their flirty texts turn into long calls, Sloan can't deny a connection. Jason is hot and nice and funny. There's no telling what could happen when they meet in person. The question is: With his music career on the rise, how long will Jason really stick around? And is it possible for Sloan to survive another heartbreak?

Saturday, August 29, 2020

Misfit By: R. Holmes

Misfit
Author: R. Holmes
Publisher: R. Holmes
Published: August 2020
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 180
Rating: 3.5/5
Synopsis:
How far is too far?
Ask yourself what lines are ones that you would never, under any circumstance, ever cross?
What is unforgivable? Unjustifiable? Deplorable.
What if someone you loved was on the other side of that line?
Would you cross it, if it meant selling your soul to the devil in exchange for their freedom?
Well I’m your worst fucking nightmare and they call me Misfit.
I fix things. People, problems. Your broken heart with my cock. The list is endless.

Until the day I stumbled upon a beautiful Înger who drew the evil right from my bone marrow

Thursday, August 27, 2020

The Friend Zone By: Abby Jimenez

The Friend Zone (The Friend Zone #1)
Author: Abby Jimenez
Publisher: Forever Romance
Published: June 2019
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
Kristen Petersen doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.

Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen -- especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length. 


Saturday, August 22, 2020

The Invisible Web By: Patrice Karst

The Invisible Web
Author: Patrice Karst
Publisher: Little Brown For Young Readers
Published: April 2020
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 32
Rating: 5/5
Summary:
For twenty years, the modern classic The Invisible String has helped hundreds of thousands of children and adults understand that they are connected to the ones they love, no matter how far apart they are. Now, the author of that bestselling phenomenon uses the same effective bonding technique to explain the very best news of all: All of our strings to one another are interconnected in The Invisible Web. "It breathes as we breathe, pulsating all over our Earth, the single heartbeat of life and love. And do you know what that makes us all? One Very Big Family!"


This uplifting inspirational title for all ages puts the concept of "six degrees of separation" into a new context that urges readers to recognize, respect, and celebrate their infinite, unbreakable bonds with the entire human family. 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Filthy Little Pretties By: Trilina Pucci

Filthy Little Pretties
Author: Trilina Pucci
Publisher: Trilina Pucci Books
Published: March 2020
Format: E-Book
Pages: 374
Rating: 4.5/5
Summary:
Donovan Kennedy is the girl dreams are made of. 

Five years ago, she was our best friend. 
Our moral compass. 
The girl that held our hands everywhere we went.

The three of us were young. Innocent. 
Nothing could touch us — not even heartache.

That was then.

Now she’s back. All grown up. 
With red lips and long legs — a challenge waiting to be accepted. 
A prize that’ll turn our world upside down. 

We never expected to fall for the girl. 

She became our sun. 
Like all things that burn the brightest, we’ll end in an explosion.

Brothers turned to enemies. 
Friendships decimated. 
Lies told.
Hearts torn apart. 

Prep school’s never been so scandalous.


This book is a menage romance, and a nontraditional love triangle written in dual POV. Materials are meant for 18+.



Thursday, August 6, 2020

More Than Us By: Ryan Jones

More Than Us
Author: Ryan Jones
Publisher: Zenith Publishing
Published: August 2020
Format: ARC E-Book
Pages: 239
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
A single moment rewrites the path of Lora's life. One winter night, Lora and Harper's lives collide unexpectedly and a friendship is born. With their own difficult pasts, they plan to keep it that way: just friends. Until it becomes a little more and Harper decides that Lora deserves better. Five years later, they meet again, and over a cup of coffee, flames are relit.


A story of love, friendship, mental illness, and self-development, Lora and Harper go to show that people are more than their dark pasts and more than their darkest monsters. Life and all its turns are more than all of us



Saturday, August 1, 2020

Five Years Ago...

Hey Bookworms! So Five years ago while I had finished my first year of College, I had become more and more in love with reading. You see, my love didn't really start until the end of grade 8, but as the years and summers progressed, I found myself completely devouring a book a day and living all these lives withing the pages of these books!

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Top 10 Gift Ideas For Book Lovers

Okay, so I realize I'm not posting this on a Tuesday, but I'll be logging it into my Top Ten Tuesday's page where I have all my other amazing Top Ten posts for you to check out! In collaboration today, here are some great gift ideas to get for the book lovers in your life! Attached are links to following places, but not affiliate links.

Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Clap When You Land By: Elizabeth Acevedo

Clap When You Land
Author: Elizabeth Acevedo
Publisher: Harper Teen
Published: May 2020
Format: ARC Paperback
Pages: 432
Rating: 4/5
Summary:
In a novel-in-verse that brims with grief and love, National Book Award-winning and New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Acevedo writes about the devastation of loss, the difficulty of forgiveness, and the bittersweet bonds that shape our lives.

Camino Rios lives for the summers when her father visits her in the Dominican Republic. But this time, on the day when his plane is supposed to land, Camino arrives at the airport to see crowds of crying people…

In New York City, Yahaira Rios is called to the principal’s office, where her mother is waiting to tell her that her father, her hero, has died in a plane crash.

Separated by distance—and Papi’s secrets—the two girls are forced to face a new reality in which their father is dead and their lives are forever altered.

And then, when it seems like they’ve lost everything of their father, they learn of each other.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Parental Guidance By: Avery Flynn

Parental Guidance (Ice Knights #1)
Author: Avery Flynn
Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC
Published: June 2019 (First Published May 2019)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 270
Rating: 3.5/5
Summary:
All I want is to play hockey on the Ice Knights, instead, I’m in a viral video for all the wrong reasons and my mom—yes, my mom—has taken over my dating apps. Then, when I think it can’t get any worse, the fates deliver Zara Ambrose, a five-feet-nothing redhead with more freckles than inches and who’d rather be anywhere other than on a date with me. 

Now a bet with her friends and my PR nightmare have us both stuck in this go-on-five-dates-with-the-same-person hell situation. But if we band together, we can get the whole thing over with and go on with our lives. It’s perfect! No feelings. No future. No fuc— *ahem* fun. No naked fun.

What could go wrong? Nothing—as long as I remember the rules. Don’t notice the way she looks in a dress. Don’t react when she does that little shivery sigh thing whenever we touch. Don’t think about the fact that she’s never had a toe-curling orgasm that wasn’t self-delivered and just how badly I want to change that.

Five dates—that’s it—and then we go our separate ways. At least, that was the plan..

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.

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