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Jan 10
{Review+Giveaway} That One Summer by CJ Duggan

{Review+Giveaway} That One Summer by CJ Duggan

Welcome to my Stop on the That One Summer blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the tour The books in the Summer Series: –The Boys of Summer (book 1) –An Endless Summer (book 2) -That One Summer (book 3) That One Summer by C.J. Duggan Published December 17th 2013 Age Group: New Adult Series: Summer #3 Source: eARC from Author Summary: Loving Chris Henderson would be wrong. Diabolically disastrous. I mean, what is there about him to love? He’s moody, bossy, brooding, a control freak, and that’s on a good day … but there was one achingly obvious fact that haunted my every thought, every minute of every day … He sure could kiss. As the countdown to the new millennium begins, there is one thing everyone agrees on: no one wants to be in Onslow for New Year’s Eve. So that can only mean one thing: road trip! No longer the mousey, invisible, shy girl from years ago, Tammy Maskala is finally making up for all… Read more »

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Dec 19
{Review+Giveaway} Keep You From Harm by Debra Doxer

{Review+Giveaway} Keep You From Harm by Debra Doxer

Keep you From Harm by Debra Doxer Paperback, 328 pages Published September 25th 2013 by Createspace Age Group: New Adult  Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Secrets… They weigh you down. I’ve kept a secret all my life. It’s my mother’s secret, too. I inherited it from her along with a unique ability that only we possess. She’s gone now, another victim of addiction. If her death isn’t enough to bring me to my knees, her betrayal flays me to the bone. Because the secret my mother and I have been keeping is just one of many she’d kept. She never told me I have an older brother. And now he’s here, eager to be my guardian. There is no one else. So I move across the country to live with this stranger, my brother. But experience has taught me that most situations are temporary and forming attachments only leads to hurt in the end. That’s why I’m determined to keep to myself in this new place, struggling to seem aloof… Read more »

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Dec 13
{Review+Giveaway} Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

{Review+Giveaway} Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Welcome to my stop on the Lovely Vicious blog tour Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf 269 pages Published November 5th 2013 Age Group:Young Adult Series: Lovely Vicious #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Fire meets ice. Love meets hate. Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to the Buttcrack-of-Nowhere Ohio to help her mom escape a bad relationship. All the girls in her new school want one thing – Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis… Read more »

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Dec 13
{Review+Giveaway} Class of ‘98 by A.L. Player

{Review+Giveaway} Class of ‘98 by A.L. Player

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour Welcome to my stop on the Class of ‘98 blog tour Class of ‘98 by A.L. Player ebook, 238 pages Published November 26th 2013 by Swoon Romance Age Group: Young Adult Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Jackie Dunn and Matt Stewart barely knew each other in high school, back when she was a blue-haired alterna-kid and he was a preppy jock. High school rules dictated they’d never hang out, or sit at the same lunch table, or God forbid, date. But when a weird storm transports them from their ten-year reunion back to senior year, they have to work together to figure out a way to get back to 2008. Stuck in high school, Jackie and Matt agree to tough it out. They agree to do everything exactly as they remember, even though that means staying with the boyfriend Jackie knows will betray her, or playing nice with the girl that will someday be Matt’s ex-wife. Soon, they come to rely… 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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Dec 01
{Review} The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank

{Review} The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank

The Curse Keepers by Denise Grover Swank Paperback, 312 pages Published November 19th 2013 by 47north Age Group: New Adult  Source: eARC from NetGalley Summary: The wall between our world and that of vengeful spirits has protected humanity for more than 400 years. It’s about to come crashing down. Ellie Lancaster has lived her whole life by the site of the mysterious Lost Colony of Roanoke, the Virginia settlement that vanished without a trace around 1590. Only the descendants of the two men who banished the spirits of an enemy tribe from the material realm know what really happened to the colony. Ellie is one of those descendants—a Curse Keeper. Her father took pains to teach her what he knew of the curse and the responsibilities of its guardians. He taught her that if the two Curse Keepers ever meet, the curse will be lifted, the gate will open, and the raging Native American spirits will be unleashed to seek their revenge. Despite her father’s seriousness, Ellie has always taken… 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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Oct 14
{Review+Giveaway} Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis

{Review+Giveaway} Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis

Welcome to my stop on the Breaking the Rules blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the tour Breaking the Rules by L.K. Lewis Kindle Edition: 207 pages Published: September 17th 2013 Age Group: New Adult/Adult Series: Breaking the Rules #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Morgan Lane has just completed grad school, and has accepted a job at Baylor Industries with the help of her father, who just so happens to be golf buddies with Drake Baylor Sr., CEO. Morgan has lived her 24 years of life under her parents thumbs, and is more than eager to start living life and carving successful career for herself. Drake Baylor Jr. is being groomed to take over as CEO of Baylor Industries upon his father’s retirement. Although he was raised in an affluent household, his formative years were rough, leading to a string of bad decisions, and hard lived years. In order to take over as CEO, his father has given him a set of rules to live by… Read more »

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Oct 07
{Review+Giveaway} Out from Under You by Sophie Swift

{Review+Giveaway} Out from Under You by Sophie Swift

Welcome to my stop on Out from Under You blog tour Out from Under You by Sophie Swift Length: Paperback, 324 pages Published: August 13, 2013 Age Group: New Adult Series: Smart Girls Finish First #1 Source: ecopy from Author Summary: “Love is an earthquake.  It comes when you least expect it. It rips the ground clear away. Right out from under you.” The day Lia Smart met Grayson Walker, eight years ago, was the day she fell helplessly in love with him. Coincidentally, it was the same day Grayson fell in love with someone else: Lia’s smarter, sexier, superior-in-every-way older sister, Alex. Now, nearly a decade later, Alex and Grayson are long over and twenty-two-year-old Lia has finally managed to forget all those lonely nights she spent pining after her sister’s boyfriend. But when Grayson unexpectedly arrives back in town with Alex for Labor Day weekend and the two announce that they’re not only back together but engaged, all the feelings that Lia buried suddenly come bubbling back to… Read more »

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