Outlaw: Review

Mar
29
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Outlaw: ReviewOutlaw by Nicole James
Series: The Outlaw #1
Published by Nicole James on 14/04/2013
Genres: Bad Boy, Contemporary, Emotions & Feelings, Love & Romance, Motorcycle Club
Pages: 340
Format: eBook
Goodreads
four-half-stars
When outlaw biker, Cole Austin sees a young woman handcuffed and being dragged across the yard of the Dead Souls Motorcycle Club's remote clubhouse, he's stunned by the realization of just how dark his world has become. This scene is even more than his twisted soul can stomach. Compelled to intercede and save her, he has no idea his whole world is about to change. He believes he's doing the right thing until a secret she's hiding makes him question if saving her may be the biggest mistake of his life. The two strike a deal, a deal they may both come to regret. Can his soul be saved? Is there anything he won't do for her? Are there some things he just can't? And are there some things she can never forgive?

 

Links

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What I Thought

The first time Cole sees Angel she is battered and bruised and being dragged around the motorcycle club by one of his ‘brothers’ in handcuffs. For some reason, Cole wants to save Angel. At first Angel is hard to handle and angry and after numerous attempts to hurt Cole, she finally sees he is telling her the truth when he tells her he won’t hurt her. Cole makes a deal with Angel to help her get revenge on those that hurt her before Cole intervened and saved her. Cole and Angel spend an intense Nine days together, both knowing they are from different worlds, wondering if they can make things work, wondering if they can fight everything that could rock a relationship between them but also not wanting to let each other go. That is, until the motorcycle club president, Mack, intervenes and they end up apart, each thinking the other didn’t want them anymore.

Three years later, Angel has kept a big secret from Cole but badly needs his help. It’s time to come clean. Feelings resurface and its like they haven’t been apart, But Cole also isn’t being upfront. When the truth is finally revealed, Angel sends Cole away and wants nothing more to do with him. Enter Angel’s interfering aunt, Natalie.

Can they overcome Cole’s bad boy, criminal past with the motorcycle club? Their hurts and lies? Can Cole and Angel have their happily ever after?

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE reading bad boy books, but I do usually struggle with motorcycle gang books. Outlaw however, captured me. I didn’t want to put it down. The story was written from both Cole’s and Angel’s sides in Third person. I loved how Cole was all tough bad boy around everyone, but when it came to Angel he was a huge softie. Angel was stubborn and often challenged Cole. The other characters, Natalie, Crash, Crystal and Mack were all so likeable and I will definitely be adding their stories to my ‘to be read’ list. The three year jump half way through, threw me at first but it definitely turned out to be a good jump. This book, to me, had the right amount of language, sex and violence for a biker book, made more perfect, for me, with the added romance.

Nicole wrote a book that I couldn’t put down, that had my stomach twisting and turning with nerves, for what may happen for Cole and Angel. The story was edgy and kept me transfixed. This was a great read!

 

four-half-stars





Until You: Review

Mar
19
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Until You: ReviewUntil You by Jeannie Moon
Published by Tule Publishing on 17/03/2015
Genres: Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Family, Love & Romance
Pages: 337
Format: eBook
Goodreads
five-stars
When newly divorced Kate Adams is approached on the sunny deck of a California hotel by hockey star David Burke, and he invites her to dinner, she almost says no. He’s obviously younger than her. And charming. And drop dead gorgeous. But there’s also something sweet about David, so Kate—who hasn’t done anything spontaneous in a very long time—accepts his invitation.

It is, after all, her fortieth birthday.

However, a real romance with thirty-year-old David, whose picture is in the gossip pages as often as it’s in the sports pages, is out of the question. No matter how much she wants him, it’s just too risky.

But meeting Kate has been David’s lightning strike. She’s the one for him, and he has no intention of giving up on her.

So while Kate guards her fragile heart, David sets out to win her over with the same determination that drives him on the ice.

And he’ll break every rule in the book if he has to.

Links

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What I Thought

Kate is a mother of one, Recently divorced and just turned 40. David is a famous 30 year old player, in both hockey and with the ladies. His team mates bet him he can’t get Kate to sleep with him. The bet leads to Kate and David’s world’s being rocked and they both didn’t expect for it to lead to more. Between Kate’s difficult relationship with her 17 year old daughter, Laura, Her abusive ex husband, Women from David’s past and an age gap, Things aren’t easy for them. Kate doesn’t trust easy and David has to prove he can grow up and is worth a chance. Throughout the story they both experience extreme lust and happiness, but also unexpected heartbreak. They both help each other throughout the relationship. David is fun for Kate, he brings her out of her shell, gives her back confidence and makes her feel desired. Kate makes David feel. She makes him want things he never thought he wanted. Love and a family.

Jeannie Moon has written a lovely romantic story, that had me gripped from the start. I could of just kept reading on and on about Kate and David. I loved reading from both points of view and it was extremely well written. The book flowed perfectly from character to character and just made me more engrossed. You could almost feel the characters feelings and emotions. I thoroughly enjoyed this story. Truly heart warming.

five-stars





Never Let Me Go: Review

Mar
10
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Never Let Me Go: ReviewNever Let Me Go by Jennifer Haymore
Published by Samhain Publishing on 2014-06-03
Genres: Comedy Romance, Contemporary, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Erotica, Fiction, Love & Romance, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 221
Format: eBook
Goodreads
four-half-stars
Sometimes following your ambitions means losing your heart. When Celeste McMillan graduated from college, she hit the ground running, prepared to overcome every challenge and climb the corporate ladder at record-breaking speed. But then a client assaults her, and her boss forces her to take a ten-day “vacation” in Hawaii. Kanoe Anakalea is intrigued when he meets the pale-skinned, redheaded haole on his favorite surfing beach. Celeste is intelligent and adventurous, sexy and sweet. Even though sun, sand and sexy surfers are as foreign to Celeste as the L.A. corporate world is to Kanoe, their sexual chemistry sizzles. As they spend sun-warmed days and plumeria-scented nights in each other’s arms, they find themselves falling hard. Yet love is out of the question. Kanoe is rooted in his island home, and Celeste’s future beckons in L.A. As the clock ticks down, Celeste realizes that letting go might be the greatest challenge she’s ever had to face. This book was previously released as 10 Days in Paradise by Dawn Halliday. It has been revised and re-edited. Warning: Contains a combustible situation near a volcano; steamy scenes on beaches and in lava pools; hints of voyeurism, exhibitionism and bondage; and some very creative uses of a surfboard.

WHAT I THOUGHT

Celeste is on the fast track, wanting to become a partner at the firm where she works. After being hit on by a client and responding by slapping him in the face, he becomes angry and threatens to take his business elsewhere. Celeste is forced to take vacation time so her boss can smooth the situation over. She ends up in Hawaii, where she meets hot surfer, Kanoe. The two realise there is a connection and serious attraction that neither wants to admit to the other, fearing it is one sided. Spending time with Kanoe makes Celeste realise she hasn’t been happy. Kanoe usually steers clear of mainlanders, but there is just something about Celeste.

I really enjoyed this book. The character development throughout was great. In the beginning the use of Hawaiiann lingo was slightly confusing but I soon picked up what was meant and came to enjoy it. The steamy scenes were hot! They weren’t rushed, they were descriptive and you could almost feel the connection whilst reading them. You are drawn into the romance in the story and not even half way through I was hoping for a certain ending for Kanoe and Celeste. An ending I got!

Whilst I was very happy with the ending, an epilogue would of been good. Just to see how they both adapted to the big changes in their lives.

 

LINKS

goodreads  |   amazon   |  barnes & noble

four-half-stars





Crossed: Review

Mar
10
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Crossed: ReviewCrossed by Lacey Silks
Series: Crossed #0.5
Published by MyLit Publishing on 17th January 2015
Genres: Comedy Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Erotica, Love & Romance, YA
Pages: 200
Format: eBook
Goodreads
four-stars
She is looking for the one.
He never thought the one existed.
But the one thing that connects them can also tear them apart.


Healing from a loss, Grace Brooks wants nothing more than to move on and has given every man she dated a chance—only to find they’re not worth her time.
Tying up loose ends of a case, Hunter Reeve stumbles upon a woman who may be the key to putting away a criminal family behind bars.
As danger lurks, weaseling itself into Grace’s life, Hunter is forced to make a choice between his work and Grace. And the wrong choice could have consequences neither one is ready for.
Warning: Intended for mature audiences only.

LINKS

goodreads  |   amazon   |  barnes & noble  

WHAT I THOUGHT

I enjoyed this prequel to the crossed series. Its made me add the rest of the series to my ‘books to buy’ list.

Crossed is packed with action, excitement, mystery, lust and wit. The characters are fun and bounce off each other, creating laugh out loud moments, But then they also learn they have to be guarded and cautious.

After past heartbreak, Grace vows to live her life and is looking for ‘the one’. Playboy Hunter has worked hard on a case for three years, A case that leads him to Grace. The attraction is instant between the two, but Grace needs to be protected from the danger Hunter has been working on. Dramas, sexual attraction and intense feelings, lead Hunter down a path of having to make a choice. To end Grace’s family or come to a compromise to keep her happy but safe and in his life.

Crossed is a quick and easy, but also enjoyable read. Lacey Silks has a great writing style and this is a great introduction to the series.

four-stars



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Exciting News! A New Blogger!

Feb
20
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So, since things have been so crazy for me lately, I am super excited to have found someone who loves to read as much as me that has agreed to help out with the blog!

Plus, she is from the UK! How cool is that? So, I present to you Laura!

Laura has a little more leaning towards romance than me, so I think we will complement nicely!

Please join me in welcoming her to the Bookmark Blog!

Me and Mark





Promposal: Review

Feb
19
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Promposal: ReviewPromposal by Rhonda Helms
Published by Simon and Schuster on 2015-02-10
Genres: Adolescence, Emotions & Feelings, General, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Young Adult
Pages: 240
Goodreads
Prom should be one of the most memorable nights of your life. But for Camilla and Joshua, some elaborate promposals are getting in the way. Will they be able to land their dream dates in time for the dance?Promposal (n.)—an often very public proposal, in which one person asks another person to the prom, eliciting joy or mortification. Camilla can’t help hoping her secret crush, Benjamin, might randomly surprise her out of the blue with a promposal. But when she’s asked to prom by an irritating casual acquaintance—who’s wearing a fancy tux and standing in front of a news crew—she’s forced to say yes. However, all hope is not lost, as a timely school project gives Camilla a chance to get closer to Benjamin...and it seems like the chemistry between them is crackling. Is she reading into something that isn’t there, or will she get her dream guy just in time for prom? Joshua has been secretly in love with his best friend Ethan since middle school. Just as he decides to bite the bullet and ask Ethan if he’d go to prom with him, even if just as friends, he gets a shocking surprise: Ethan asks Joshua for help crafting the perfect promposal—for another guy. Now Joshua has to suppress his love and try to fake enthusiasm as he watches his dreams fall apart...unless he can make Ethan see that love has been right in front of his eyes the whole time. The road to the perfect promposal isn’t easy to navigate. But one thing’s certain—prom season is going to be memorable.

LINKS

goodreads  |   amazon   |  barnes & noble  |  ibooks

WHAT I THOUGHT

Oh, this one was so much fun!!!!

I gotta say, this is what made me fall in love with YA!

This is one of those, she is in love with him and he kinda likes her, but his cousin likes her so he can’t kinda books.  Ya’ follow me? Oh, and then I forgot about the gay best friend, yep, he has issues of his own too, as in he is in love with HIS best friend, so when they are depressed they just veg out and eat ice cream. Man I miss being a teenager when calories didn’t count!

I loved how this book poked fun at the emerging trend to make asking someone to the Prom, the promposal, into an epic event. Camilla gets asked by a friend from one of her classes in front of a television crew, and she is way to nice to say no, even if that is exactly what she wants to say, because the guy she really wants to ask her barely notices her.

The characters were so great in this one, I can totally picture them in school, very fun and believable.

It was also so readable, I read it in one afternoon and found myself chuckling throughout the story. A great story.





Review: Max & Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish ProblemsMax by C.J. Duggan
Series: Summer Series #2.5
Also in this series: Stan
Also by this author: Stan
on 2/13/2015
Genres: New Adult
Format: eBook
five-stars
Max Henry thought he’d left the dusty flats of Ballan behind, but when the past slams into his present, suddenly there is no escaping – even if he wanted to.

Melanie Sheehan didn’t set out to be a liar, but her last lie landed her in big trouble. Now Mel must suffer a harsh consequence – she’s not allowed out of her father’s sight.

No friends, no parties, no life.

Since impeccably good behaviour is now all she’s about, her dad, renowned Ballan local ‘Bluey’ Sheehan, is about to finally cut Mel some slack. The catch? While he heads out of town on business, she has to stay at the Onslow Hotel, and he’s entrusting Max Henry, the eldest son of Bluey’s best mate, to look out for her.

He just doesn’t know it yet.

Max, the new head barman at the Onslow Hotel, is the one boy Mel has been crushing on since forever. At a time when Mel plans to go on the straight and narrow, she is about to tell the biggest lie of all. Will Max be able to handle the fiery farm girl or should he be considered the last boy in Onslow to trust?

 

LINKS

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WHAT I THOUGHT

So, with Max I got to punch my ticket to Onslow. It was sort of bittersweet, cause, well, see, there is only one more book left in the series, so I read this one a little slower than I normally would.  But oh, just like all the others, Max was magical.

See the Onslow boys have accepted another member into their group and his name is Max. And Max, he is one good looking young man, just ask Mel, who has been crushing on Max forever! See, Max is the brother of her best friend Miranda (we get to met her/met her in Ringer). But Mel is dumped with Max for the duration of her dad’s trip, because she got in a little bit of trouble and he wants someone to keep an eye on her.

Well, things don’t go all that smoothly between the two! One is making up stories and the other is realizing that his younger sisters friend is not as young as he remembers her.  This hot and sexy romp through Onslow sure did melt some snow inside here for me even if it did nothing to warm up the temperatures outside! Oh, and don’t let the term novella fool you! This is just a shorter version of C.J.’s other stories, and a completion of all her characters, and if you have read all the other stories in her series, you feel the urge to know what happens to all of them. Cause, trust me, you get kind of attached to each of them, and you loose your heart to one Onslow boy in particular. I love all the Onslow Boys, but Toby will always be my favorite! However, seeing them all grow up and fall in love to the sounds of 80’s/90’s soundtrack, wow does it make it fun!

If you haven’t fallen in love with an Onslow boy, now is a good time to start!

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Top Ten

 

Top Ten Bookish Problems

 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

 

So MANY books, so little time…

Oh, there are so many great books out there! My bookshelf beside my bed, my nightstand, and often the floor beside my bed are over flowing until my husband has a fit for me to clean it.  Or just cleans it himself. And we won’t talk about all the books on my kindle and nook. I try to be good, but they call to me, and how can I not get them? I mean I will read them some day, right?

I have two children…

 

I have a 10 year old and an almost 7 year old.  The oldest is a competitive gymnast and all star cheerleader.  The youngest is on pre-team (meaning she will compete next year!) So, my time is spent either at the gym or running them to the gym.  I would love to say this gives me time to read, but in reality, it means I am helping with homework, or fixing meals or trying to figure out where my husband is to get the other child where they need to be. So no reading really in the hours between 3:30 and 9:00.

I have too many animals…

 

I was telling one of my daughters team mates about the animals we have (for the record we have 2 guinea pigs, 2 rabbits, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and 2 turtles).  She looked at me with awe in her eyes and asked, ‘Do you live on a farm? Nope, we just have one of those crazy houses where kids and animals run EVERYWHERE.  Haha.  And it feels like the house is never clean cause someone is always making a mess. But I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am a procrastinator…

 

Yeah, so I am the type of person to put something off to the last minute.  I always get it done on time, I am not late, but I am never early either.  My kids are always right on time, but never early for practice. Same with reviewing books.  I will get it done and posted, but I am usually up that morning doing the post.  Whoops!

 

I have favorite authors…

 

 

I will branch out and read new stuff, but if something is coming out from one of my favorite authors, such as C.J. Duggan, or Miranda Kennealy, you are going to have to wait in line.  It can be the best book of the year, but I am going to put it after my author that I am loyal too… nothing personal…

 

I follow favorite bloggers… they influence me…

 

 

I have some bloggers that I love to read.  Though I am sad to say that book blogging has fallen by the way side.  There has been a definite decline in blogging… Anyway, the bloggers I love, like Jamie at the Perpetual Page Turner or Xpresso Reads, can really turn me on to a book, or influence me not to read a book. Good or bad…

 

I have don’t work…

 

 

I thought when I quit work it would be so awesome, I would have so much more time for blogging and writing… yeah, not so much… I find housework takes up so much more time, and I don’t get nearly as much reading done as I  did when I did work.  I don’t think I balance my work load as well, thinking I guess, I have plenty of time… plus….

I get distracted so easily…

 

 

See, this goes along with all the other stuff I said.  I can walk in my kids room to put clothes away and see a mess, stop to straighten it, walk to the bathroom to put something away, pick up something there, come downstairs to do something and realize I want to cut on the iTunes, and end up watching Youtube videos for the rest of the afternoon. And I’ve never put away the clothes that I intended to in the first place.  Much less read the book that I had marked off in my calendar for that day!

Sometimes I don’t know what to read next…

 

 

I am really bad when I don’t know what I want to read about just not reading at all! I get frustrated and just won’t pick up anything which is crazy cause (see above note about having hundreds of books between what is on my shelf and kindle/nook/itunes) I have so many books! I sometimes will just decide not to read and will do something totally different like veg in front of the tv, which means I don’t read anything that helps with posting reviews for the blog! Not helpful at all… or I will pick something at a whim and it is totally not what I wanted and I will be not in the mood to read, get frustrated and won’t finish.

I love books!

Not a problem per say, just that I tend to add books to the kindle, nook, or on ibooks all the time.  Plus there is a used book store near me that I love.  I recently turned in over $200 worth of books, SCORE! so I have been picking up books when I go in there.  That has been fun, but again, if I don’t read them in a timely manner….

 

What are your bookish problems?

four-stars

five-stars





Summer Series Release Day Blitz Giveaway!

Jan
26
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So, if you have followed the blog at all, you know what a HUGE fan I am of C.J. Duggan.  You can click on the titles and find reviews of The Boys of Summer, An Endless Summer, and That One Summer.  So I am super excited to participate in this release day blitz and giveaway!

Title: Summer Series Boxed Set

Series: Summer 1-3

Author: C.J. Dugg

Genre: New Adult (NA) 

Digital Release Date: November 7, 2014

Paperback Release: January 26, 2015 

 

 

Contains THREE full length Summer Series Novels. 

THE BOYS OF SUMMER

After first shift disasters, rude wealthy tourists, and a taunting ex boyfriend, Tess is convinced nothing good can come from working her summer away. However, Tess finds unlikely allies in a group of locals dubbed ‘The Onslow Boys’, who are old enough to drive cars, drink beer, and not worry about curfews. Tess’s summer of working expands her world with a series of first times with new friends, forbidden love, and heartbreaking chaos.

All with the one boy she has never been able to forget.

It will be a summer she will always remember.

AN ENDLESS SUMMER

With the new threat of putting the Onslow up for sale, Amy reluctantly turns to a local tradesman for help: Sean Murphy, the very same Onslow boy who saved her life all those years ago. With his help and that of some old friends, the task is clear: spend the summer building the hotel back up to its former glory or lose it for good.

In an endless summer, Amy soon realises that sometimes in order to save your future, you have to face your past, even if it’s in the form of a smug, gorgeous Onslow boy.

 

 

THAT ONE SUMMER

Now the countdown begins to reach the others at Point Shank before the party is over and the new year has begun. Alone in a car with only the infuriating Chris Henderson, Tammy can’t help but feel this is a disastrous start to what could have been a great adventure. But when the awkward road trip takes an unexpected turn, Tammy soon discovers that the way her traitorous heart feels about Chris is the biggest disaster of all.

Fogged up windows, moonlight swimming, bad karaoke and unearthed secrets; after this one summer nothing will ever be the same again.


 

Buy Links 

Amazon   |   itunes


The ‘Summer Series’

Book 1: The Boys of Summer

The Boys of Summer   |   itunesBook 2.5: Stan (Novella)

Amazon   |   itunes

Book 2: An Endless Summer

Amazon   |   itunes

Book 2.5: Max (Novella)

Max – PreOrder

itunes 

Book 3: That One Summer

Amazon   |   itunes

Book 3.5: Ringer (Novella)

Amazon   |   itunes 

Book 4: Forever Summer

Forever Summer (December 2015)
 
The ‘Paradise Series’
Paradise City (April 28th, 2015)

Paradise Road (August 28th, 2015)


 

 

 

Author Bio

C.J Duggan is a number one internationally bestselling Australian author of seven independent titles of her popular New Adult Summer series. In addition to her chart-topping indie novels, C.J is set to publish two titles with Hachette, Australia with her brand-new Paradise Series in 2015 (Paradise City and Paradise Road).



C.J lives with her husband in a rural border town of New South Wales, Australia. When she isn’t writing books about swoony boys and 90s pop culture you will find her renovating her hundred-year-old Victorian homestead or annoying her local travel agent for a quote to escape the chaos.

Author Links

WEBSITE |   FACEBOOK   |   TWITTER   |   GOODREADS

 

 

 

 

 





Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined by Rachael Anderson
Series: Meet Your Match #2
Also by this author: Prejudice Meets Pride
on 12/15/14
Format: eARC
four-stars

Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined

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LINKS

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THE STORY

For Noah Mackie, life is finally back on track. He has a great support system, a promised promotion is on its way, and he’s finally getting the hang of this single father thing. But when the job falls through and his neighbor’s matchmaking efforts become more aggressive, Noah is in for yet another unwanted detour. With his career and two spirited daughters to worry about, he doesn’t have time for dating—especially not someone like Cassie Ellis, his girls’ beautiful and sophisticated dance instructor, who is about as open and approachable as a brick wall.

Rough around the Edges Meets Refined is about two people who think they know exactly what they want but who have no idea what they really need. It’s about learning that people aren’t always what they seem and that sometimes life’s detours take you exactly where you need to go.

ABOUT RACHAEL ANDERSON

Rachael

USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

 

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WHAT I THOUGHT

I fell in love with Noah in Prejudice Meets Pride.  He was this dad who had just really had a rough go of it. I loved that he really seemed to find a person who was his equal in this story and someone who loved his girls.

I also loved that he seemed to really be finding his place and landing on his feet. I loved the story line and how it developed in this one, but felt it dragged a little more than in Prejudice Meets Pride. I did love that we got the continuation of the the characters from the first story!

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Top Ten

 

Top Ten Books I Read in 2014

 

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish.

Qualifier*** These didn’t necessarily come out in 2014, I READ them in 2014!

#16THINGSITHOUGHTWERETRUE

 

#16 things i though were true

I had this one for a while and kept putting off reading it. Finally I picked it up one day and read it.  WOW! What a great story! So many issues and things happening all at once in this story… I can’t believe I waited so long to read this one!

THROUGH TO YOU

through to you

The bad boy and the really good girl? He hooks her by telling her he likes her sparkle, the piece of tinsel in her pony tail.  Um, yes, I’ll take one please.

THE PROMISE OF AMAZING

 

The Promise of Amazing

You know how every year there is that totally sweet lovable romance that you just adore? This one was great for me.  Fun, cute, and an easy read!

MAYBE ONE DAY

Maybe One Day

 

Oh wow.  This book. I don’t even really know what to say other than that.  Oh wow.

 

BREATHE, ANNIE BREATHE

 

breathe annie breathe

Oh Miranda! Back to Hundred Oaks.  I love this series and I love the sparks of humor and romance in Miranda’s books. Plus, I hate to run, so I totally sympathized with Annie! After breaking my foot this fall, I could feel the motivation to run though!

 

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE

to all the boys i've loved before

 

I think one of the things I loved best about this book was connecting with the whole sister thing.  I have two girls and I love the dynamics between them.  Seeing the sister bonds in this book was amazing.  I also loved how amazing the family connection was in this book. Plus it was such a sweet love story, and there is a sequel coming out! I can’t wait to read that one!

 

TAKE A BOW

take a bow

 

Do you ever finish a book and think, why in the world am I just reading this book NOW? Yep, this one! When I finished Better Off Friends this year, I started looking at what else Elizabeth Eulberg had written.  Take a Bow, Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality, Prom & Prejudice, and The Lonely Hearts Club.  I realized I had Take a Bow in with my e-books.  So I pulled it out and read it immediately and fell in love with it.  I then requested Revenge, Prom, and The Lonely Hearts from my library. And loved all of them.  I could have put any of them here, but chose Take a Bow because I have a think about music books.

THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

 

the fault in our stars

Yes, I am one of about five people who hadn’t read this book.  And I read it this year in anticipation of seeing the movie.

No. I have yet to see the movie. Yes, I have seen all the most recent Disney movies and have been put on notice we are going to see the newest Annie movie over Christmas Break.  I also have a preferred seat at the gymnastics gym I attend where most of my time (and money goes) so that tells you what my life is like!) but I digress. Okay, I will admit that this one blew me out of the water.  When your husband keeps looking at you and saying, what is a matter and you just hold up the book? You know you have a winner.  And then oh my, the ending???

ONE PLUS ONE

one plus one

 

So, I had not read a Jojo Moyes book.  I know, what was wrong with me? But I have now read two! and I have one on my e-reader and another on my shelf ready to go.  People Me Before You was an amazing work and I just, wow.  But this one had me in stitches! I cracked up so hard! I was laughing out loud.  I don’t read a lot of ‘adult’ literature these days, but I have put Moyes on a spot on my shelf so that should tell you something.

ISLA AND THE HAPPILY EVER AFTER

IslaandtheHappilyEverAfterbyStephaniePerkins

So I kind of fell in love with Stephanie Perkins with Anna and the French Kiss, and Lola kind of cemented that love. Isla? Yeah, that just made a firm believer of me.  You can check out my gushing here if you so desire, but know that my review is a love fest.  We go back to Paris. We go to New York.  We get to dip our toes in the long, loooong awaited Stephanie Perkins novel.  And it was well worth the wait.

four-stars





Prejudice Meets Pride Review

Dec
15
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Prejudice Meets Pride ReviewPrejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
Also by this author: Rough Around the Edges Meets Refined
on 4/28/14
four-stars
After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn't afraid to show him that he doesn't. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

 

LINKS

goodreads  |   amazon   |  barnes & noble  |  ibooks

 

WHAT I THOUGHT

So this book really caught my attention! So much so that I jumped ALL OVER a tour starting tomorrow that is the sequel to this one!!!!

Emma is playing the amazing big sister and is taking on her brothers children. And in the process she meets this really amazing guy, but see, she isn’t really willing to just give into him and let him help with anything, or ever admit she needs help, even when she does.

This was such a sweet, romantic tale and I found myself falling into Emma and Kevin’s story and so excited for the upcoming stories in the series! And I love a good rolling romantic comedy. This one totally fit the bill! What a great story!

four-stars





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