Genre: Contemporary Women

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Nov 27
{Review} Crazy Pucking Love by @CindiMadsen @EPEmbrace

{Review} Crazy Pucking Love by @CindiMadsen @EPEmbrace

Crazy Pucking Love is the third book in the Taking Shots series by Cindi Madsen. I read the first book in 2014, Getting Lucky Number Seven before I knew this was going to be a series and I loved it! It was a flirty, fun friends to something more trope. When I saw that Crazy Pucking Love was part of the same series as Getting Lucky Number Seven I was both super excited to go back to the series and bummed that I had somehow missed the second book in the series (which I need to read ASAP). Each book can be read as a standalone and the characters are very different so you will be completely fine reading them each alone, but I really loved the first book in the series, so I am going to encourage everyone to read that as well. But you don’t have to read it before Crazy Pucking Love. Crazy Pucking Love is a contemporary romance of friends with benefits to something more, between… Read more »

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Jun 23
{ARC Review} Local Girls by @CarolineZancan @riverheadbooks

{ARC Review} Local Girls by @CarolineZancan @riverheadbooks

Local Girls is a standalone adult fiction novel that I think has great crossover appeal to the new adult age group. Local Girls is told mostly in the past tense and centers around a group of 3, used-to-be 4, friends. They live outside of Orlando, which was fun for me as I am getting to be pretty familiar with the area. They are 19 for most of the events in the story, but the narrative voice is older, looking back on that summer. Because of this age gap between the characters and their older selves, I think Local Girls had a really unique perspective- one that readers in their late teens, twenties and beyond will all appreciate. Caroline Zancan was very methodical in her writing. It was descriptive and precise. It read almost like a memoir to me. Within the first few pages, you could actually feel the all encompassing heat that is Florida in the Summer. (then again, maybe that is because I am currently living that very heat… Read more »

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Apr 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Getting Lucky Number Seven by @CindiMadsen @EPEmbrace

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Getting Lucky Number Seven by @CindiMadsen @EPEmbrace

Getting Lucky Number Seven is my favorite kind of new adult contemporary romance. I love the flirty nature of the friends to something more trope, I love the URST, I love nerdy humor, and I love a good college bucket list. So I knew this book was meant to be for me. And I loved it just as much as I was expecting to. It was such a fun read. I was so sure that I would love this book that I signed up for two blogs tours for it by accident. Opps. Sometimes I get a little overly excited for a book. But I was happy that I did for Getting Lucky Number Seven. I loved cute and adorable awkward science nerd Lyla. And I beyond loved her friendship with hot and smart hockey/science guy Beck. It was a winning formula for me. Lyla is an awesome girl, but she feels a little invisible to guys. When her roommate set her up on a group date at the start… Read more »

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Sep 09
{Review+Giveaway} Right Kind of Wrong by @ChelseaFine @InkSlingerPR

{Review+Giveaway} Right Kind of Wrong by @ChelseaFine @InkSlingerPR

I’m not even going to kid you…this is going to be a gushing review. But I think it is warranted. Hear me out. I have now read all three of the books in the Finding Fate series, and they have all been AMAZING! This is what New Adult should be and I am not afraid to share my love for Chelsea Fine’s characters and writing. There is something so comforting in reading book after book by an author and loving each one. I can confidently say that I anticipate loving every single book by Ms. Fine. Her characters are always well developed individuals and she doesn’t use a cookie cutter for them all. They all have distinct personalities, but they are all equally relate able and lovable. Right Kind of Wrong is the story of Pixie’s (from book 1) college roommate and best friend, Jenna. And her ex co-worker Jack. They hooked up one night almost a year ago and things haven’t been the same with them since. Jack clearly… Read more »

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Dec 09
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein

Happy Release day to Sneaking Candy and Forged by Fate! Sneaking Candy by Lisa Burstein Publication date: December 9, 2013 Genres: Contemporary, New Adult Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: All I ever wanted was to make a name for myself as Candice Salinas, creative writing grad student at the University of Miami. Of course, secretly I already have made a name for myself: as Candy Sloane, self-published erotic romance writer. Though thrilled that my books are selling and I have actual fans, if anyone at UM found out, I could lose my scholarship…and the respect of my faculty advisor, grade-A-asshole Professor Dylan. Enter James Walker, super-hot local barista and—surprise!—my student. Even though I know a relationship is totally off-limits, I can’t stop myself from sneaking around with James, taking a few cues from my own erotic writing…if you catch my drift. Candy’s showing her stripes for the first time in my real life, and I’ve never had so much fun. But when the sugar high fades, can my secrets stay… Read more »

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Oct 23
{Review+Giveaway} The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp

{Review+Giveaway} The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp

Welcome to my stop on the The Holdout blog tour The Holdout by Laurel Osterkamp  Release date: September 12th 2013 Publisher: PMI Books Purchase: Amazon Age Group: New Adult Summary: Robin wanted to win The Holdout, a cutthroat reality TV show, so she gave it her all, challenge after challenge. Then she fell for Grant, with his irresistible eyes and heartbreaking life story. But Grant was only using Robin as they competed for a million dollars. Once home, Robin wants to hide from the humiliation as episodes of The Holdout are aired, and she worries her family was right all along; she’s not a survivor. Yet she could surprise everyone, and have the last laugh. Besides, Robin now has jury duty. And as she forges ahead, confronting her demons about bravery, justice, and romance, Robin will come to decide which is more important: the courage to stand alone, or the strength to love again. The holdout really surprised me. I went into it expecting to like it, but I didn’t… Read more »

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Oct 22
{ARC Review} Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

{ARC Review} Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London

Definitely, Maybe in Love by Ophelia London Expected publication: October 28th 2013 by Entangled Embrace Age Group: New Adult Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: Spring Honeycutt wants two things: to ace her sustainable living thesis and to save the environment. Both seem hopelessly unobtainable until her college professor suggests that with a new angle, her paper could be published. Spring swears she’ll do whatever it takes to ensure that happens. “Whatever it takes,” however, means forming a partnership with the very hot, very privileged, very conceited Henry Knightly. Henry is Spring’s only hope at publication, but he’s also the über-rich son of a land developer and cash-strapped Spring’s polar opposite. Too bad she can’t help being attracted to the way he pushes her buttons, both politically and physically. As they work on her thesis, Spring finds there’s more to Henry than his old money and argyle sweaters…but can she drop the loud-and-proud act long enough to let him in? Suddenly, choosing between what she wants and what she needs puts… Read more »

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Mar 09
{Book Review} Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

{Book Review} Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight

Check out where Diary Jane Austen started with my review of Austentatious Austensibly Ordinary by Alyssa Goodnight Paperback, 320 pages Published January 29th 2013 by Kensington Age group: adult Series: Jane Austen #2 Source: ARC from Author   Summary: Steamy, funky, and thoroughly modern, Austin, Texas isn’t much like the gardened country estates of Jane Austen’s work. But there might be a few similarities in its inhabitants… Cate Kendall is no stranger to daydreams of brooding men and fancy parties—after all, she teaches one of her beloved Jane Austen novels in her English classes every year. But as for romance or adventure in her own life, the highlight of most weeks is Scrabble with her cute coworker, Ethan, and he draws the line at witty banter. But Cate is ready for a change. When she finds a mysterious journal that seems to have a link to the soul of the great Jane Austen herself, she knows it’s her chance. And she grabs on with both hands… Before she knows it, Cate has… Read more »

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