Month: March 2015

Mar 23
{ARC #Review } Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton @TomEaston @FeiwelFriends @MacKidsBooks

{ARC #Review } Boys Don’t Knit by T.S. Easton @TomEaston @FeiwelFriends @MacKidsBooks

I can’t even accurately convey how much I enjoyed Boys Don’t Knit (In Public). This book is kind of my new obsession. It has everything. It’s funny, it’s heartwarming, it has an awesome male protagonist. I can’t say enough good things about this book. Other than, I think everyone needs to read it. Ben is a high school student in the UK and he has a pretty typical group of friends. They always seem to be getting into very minor teen trouble, but what’s funny is that is so not Ben. He is kind of the opposite of all his friends in that regard, but he goes along with them anyway. And of course, he is the one that gets caught red-handed. So off to probation he goes, where is gets a “give something back” community service punishment and he has to take a local class. With slim pickings available he chooses knitting, thinking at least it was taught by his young and hot high school teacher. (Spoiler Alert- It… Read more »

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Mar 23
{Cover Reveal+Giveaway} My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh

{Cover Reveal+Giveaway} My Heart is Yours by Amanda Leigh

Samantha Marie Ramsden has three brothers. Craig, John and Matt. When tragedy strikes their family, Craig takes on the task of becoming his siblings legal guardian. It’s hard enough being someone’s guardian, but when you’ve only recently entered adulthood yourself it’s almost impossible to know where to draw the line between sibling and ‘parent’. This is made even harder on him when Sam starts to get close to a long time friend, Jason. It looks like their friendship could turn into something more. An idea that Craig has never been too happy with. Spanning six years, My Heart is Yours explores family, friendship, love and much more. As well as asking the question: Would you defy family for love?   Add to Goodreads       Amanda Leigh graduated with a BA in English and Communications and a double minor in Psychology and Creative Writing. During college, she worked on the literary magazine and loved every minute of it. She adores cats and has one named Sawyer – named after… Read more »

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Mar 22
{Weekly Wrap Up} Weeks of March 8-22th

{Weekly Wrap Up} Weeks of March 8-22th

Sunday Post is Hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer and Stacking the Shelves is Hosted by Tynga’s Reviews Hey guys! How has your week been? I skipped last week because it was pretty hectic. Both my dad and my grandpa (his dad) were in the hospital with asthmatic pneumonia. It was pretty scary. My dad went in a week a half ago and the day he was released, my grandpa had fallen and had to go into the hospital. My dad is out and on the mend and my grandpa is still recovering but is doing a lot better. So I have been traveling and very busy and very stressed lately. I have also gotten a good amount of books. These books are from the past 2 and 1/2 weeks. I haven’t had much time to read books for #TakeControlTBR challenge because I have been traveling back and forth between my parents home and work (about 3 hours away) a lot so I haven’t had too much extra time… Read more »

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Mar 21
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Bittersweet by Kimberly Loth @kimberlyloth

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Bittersweet by Kimberly Loth @kimberlyloth

We met at Cracker Barrel, which was just mom indulging me. My favorite meal in the whole world was biscuits and gravy from Cracker Barrel. If I could I’d subsist on chocolate alone, but I tried that right after Dad died and nearly ended up in the hospital. “Grant just texted me that he already has a table. We’ll eat and then you two need to get on the road,” Mom said. I recognized him immediately even though I’d only met him twice before, once at a family reunion and then again at the funeral. He had the same dark hair and eyes my dad had. Except skinnier. Grant gave my mom an awkward hug and shook Dave’s hand. They all smiled at each other. I sat down before he could touch me at all. He tugged at his collar and smiled at me. It wasn’t a real smile, it was the kind of smile you gave when you felt like you were supposed to smile but didn’t really want… Read more »

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Mar 20
{ #Review } Tryst by Alex Rosa @BerkleyRomance @oh_alexrosa

{ #Review } Tryst by Alex Rosa @BerkleyRomance @oh_alexrosa

Tryst is a standalone new adult contemporary romance. It is a fun romp with the brothers best friend turned secret romance trope. It is a fun read that will have you fanning yourself. I am even more impressed when I found out that this was Alex Rosa’s debut New Adult novel. Tryst is just what the name implies, a fun, sexy romance. It is the story of Skylar, a pre-med serious student and soccer player. She puts her schooling first, but after a nasty (and I do mean nasty) breakup she moves in with her older brother to continue attending college. I really did like the brother sister relationship that Skylar and Josh shared. I know she had her moments of doubt, but I feel like Josh really stepped up in the family department. (both of their parents passed away.) And then you have Blake. Blake is josh’s roommate and best friend out in LA. He is an enigma wrapped in a contradiction, but he is a yummy one at… Read more »

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Mar 19
{Giveaway} Spring Cleaning Book Hop!

{Giveaway} Spring Cleaning Book Hop!

 This hop is hosted by Mary from Bookhounds and Kathy from I’m a reader —————————– This giveaway hope is all about cleaning off books from our bookshelves so the winner will be getting paperback or hardcover books from my shelves. There will be 2 winners for this hop and each winner will get to choose 2 books! So what can you win? (click on the book covers to learn more)              There will be 2 winners. Each winner gets to choose 2 of the books listed above. Rules: -fill out the rafflecopter below -must be 16+ -Open to US winners will be emailed at the same time, first to respond gets their pick of the books so hopefully we will not have too much overlap. –My contest policy applies No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law a Rafflecopter giveaway While you are here… Have you entered these awesome Giveaways? Click the banner to enter  

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Mar 18
{Review+Giveaway} Fake Boobs by @RyanRingbloom

{Review+Giveaway} Fake Boobs by @RyanRingbloom

Fake Boobs is a standalone new adult contemporary. And before we even get started, yes it is about fake boobs, but it is really about the larger picture of self esteem issues. I went back and forth with this book a little bit. There were a lot of things that I liked about the book, Fake Boobs, but there were a few things that rubbed me the wrong way. And not just about the main character, Tori. After I was done reading I sat back and tried to sort out my thoughts on the book and I kept coming back to the same thing, that the positive outweighed my annoyances. So let’s talk about the positive. I really liked Grant and Tori together. I liked the big picture of their relationship. I was very happy with the way everything left off, and I was happy that Grant wouldn’t put up with Tori’s nonsense, and at the same time he was more there for her than anyone else in her life… Read more »

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Mar 17
{Review+Giveaway} Perfect Game by @Collette_West

{Review+Giveaway} Perfect Game by @Collette_West

Perfect Game is the fourth book in the Adult sports romance series, Night Games. The series each focuses on a different player on the baseball team, the New York Kings. Perfect Game focuses on Scott, who is a notorious womanizer. At this point, I am thinking that practically all the New York Kings are. The books  are each complete standalones, but I will warn you that this one picks up right in the middle of a scene so it feels like you are initially missing something, but you aren’t. That is just the way the book starts, but don’t worry, once you get past those first two scenes everything starts to make sense and you get backstory. As a side note Perfect Game and the whole series is really an adult sports romance series, but it straddles the line between New Adult and adult because of the age of a few of the characters. What I liked about Scott’s story was that it felt very natural. Scott doesn’t do commitment… Read more »

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Mar 16
{Interview+Quiz+Giveaway} Numbers Game by @RebeccaRode

{Interview+Quiz+Giveaway} Numbers Game by @RebeccaRode

Check out this cool Numbers Game Quiz Here: https://www.playbuzz.com/authorrebeccarode10/what-is-your-numbers-game-rating%EF%BB%BF Q: Will you tell us about Numbers Game? A: Absolutely! In the New Order Republic of America, 16-year-olds are given a Rating, a number that encompasses what they’re worth to society. It determines their career, living conditions, and potential partners. This is the story of Treena, who gets a different Rating than the one she earned. She decides to fight for what is rightfully hers, determined to get her boyfriend back in the process. Meanwhile, she meets Vance, a mysterious prisoner-turned-soldier who has his own agenda. When someone tries to kill Treena—twice—they uncover a dark conspiracy that risks much more than Treena’s Rating. Q: Great. You probably get this question a lot, but the concept is so unique that I have to ask—where did you get the idea for Numbers Game? A: I love this question! My husband sent me to the bank to finalize the loan on the truck he was buying. I looked at my credit score and thought… Read more »

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Mar 13
{Review+Giveaway} Losing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

{Review+Giveaway} Losing the Ice by Jennifer Comeaux @LadyWave4

Losing the Ice is the second book in the New Adult Ice Series. The Ice series is a contemporary romance series centering around ice skating pairs. You should read the first book, Crossing the Ice, before you read Losing the Ice as they both feature the same couple. Courtney and Josh. Crossing the Ice was one of my favorite books of 2014 so I feel confidant recommending it to fans of contemporary romance and ice skating everywhere. I love Jennifer Comeaux’s writing. If you remember the first book, Courtney and Josh each had a different pairs skater so they never really got to skate with one another much. In Losing the Ice they are finally paired up together and I was super excited to see them skating together. And don’t worry the skating is every bit as vivid and great as it was in the first book. But the tone of Losing the Ice was much more somber than Crossing the Ice. Something bad happens with Josh pretty early on… Read more »

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