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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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Oct 01
{Review+Giveaway} No Turning Back by Casey Peeler

{Review+Giveaway} No Turning Back by Casey Peeler

Welcome to my stop on the No Turning Back blog tour No Turning Back by Casey Peeler ebook, 305 pages Published September 25th 2013 by Self Age Group: Upper YA/New Adult Series: Full Circle #1 Source: eARC from Author Summary: After getting involved with Dylan, the bad boy of the Dixon High Swim team, Charley decides to stay close to home for college. It’s just safer that way. Later, she realizes it’s a mistake, just like dating Dylan. She decides to put the past behind her and leave the small hick town of Grassy Pond. There is only one problem; she makes this decision three weeks before the fall semester begins. Charley packs up her Honda and heads to Southern College. On the morning she’s about to leave, Cash walks back into her life. He has been her best friend since they were four and is the only one who knows the REAL Charley. She leaves her farm in Grassy Pond with all kinds of “what if” questions. Charley decides… Read more »

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Sep 05
{Review+Giveaway} Painted Boots by Mechelle Morrison

{Review+Giveaway} Painted Boots by Mechelle Morrison

Welcome to my stop on the Painted Boots blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour. Painted Boots by Mechelle Morrison Release date: July 4, 2013 Age Group: Mature Young Adult Genre: Contemporary Romance Book Trailer: http://youtu.be/nTe8UoTEZxg Source: ecopy from author  Summary from Goodreads: When her father drags her to a new life in Wyoming, Aspen Brand doesn’t expect to fall for a cowboy named Kyle Thacker—but she does.  At seventeen, Aspen and Kyle share unexpected ground: guitar, running, physics.  And guilt.  Aspen blames herself for her mother’s car accident, while Kyle can’t find a way past his brother’s suicide. On their first date they open up to each other, forging an unbreakable bond between them.  But Kyle has spent two years living with a vicious secret—one his ex-girlfriend will do anything to protect—and sharing his truth with Aspen makes her a target.  Now if Kyle is to be her love story, Aspen must first win the fight of her life.   Note: Painted Boots is… Read more »

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Jul 18
{Review+Giveaway} The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

{Review+Giveaway} The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton

Welcome to my stop on the The Last Dance blog tour Be sure to check out the rest of the tour The Last Dance by Kiki Hamilton Paperback, 268 pages Published February 14th 2013 by Fair Wind Books Source: Finished copy from Author   Synopsis: Two people couldn’t be more opposite. Kellen Peterson, the gorgeous star quarterback of the Griffin High football team, seems to have it all. Until the night of the Homecoming game, when Kellen gets tackled and suffers a traumatic brain injury – an injury that changes his life – including his ability to walk, talk and throw a football. Ivy Ly is a senior and counting down the days until she can escape to college. Though her parents have big plans for her to be a doctor, Ivy is afraid to tell them she’d rather pursue music as a career. Ivy’s best friend, Mira, is obsessed with Kellen. When Ivy is asked to tutor the injured football player upon his return to school, she thinks it’s… Read more »

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Jul 17
{Review+Giveaway} Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista

{Review+Giveaway} Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista

Welcome to my stop on the Romancing the Bookworm blog tour Romancing the Bookworm is a New Adult contemporary romance and may not be suitable for readers under 17To see other stops on the tour for reviews, guest posts, and excerpts click here Title: Romancing the Bookworm Author: Kate Evangelista      Release date: July 9, 2013 Publisher: Omnific Publishing Source: eARC from Publisher Age Group: New Adult Genre: Contemporary romance Synopsis: Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel. It’s spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Rony, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she’s wrangled into waiting tables with Rony at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick’s Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational’s organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of… Read more »

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May 20
{Review+Giveaway} Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn

{Review+Giveaway} Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn

Welcome to my stop on the Emancipating Andie blog tourBe sure to check out the rest of the tour Emancipating Andie by Priscilla Glenn Paperback, 280 pages Published April 5th 2013 by Createspace Age Group: New Adult Contemporary Romance Source: ecopy from Author Summary: Ever since the one time Andie Weber threw caution to the wind – and paid the price for it – she’s learned that it’s safer and smarter to live life playing by the rules. Now she’s got a great apartment, a steady job, and a wonderful boyfriend in Colin; he’s sweet, stable, and essentially perfect – except maybe for the fact that his best friend is Chase.Chase McGuire lives his carefree, unstructured life strictly for himself. Dripping sarcasm and oozing wit, he refuses to censor his feelings or opinions for anyone, making no apologies for either and wearing his abrasiveness like a badge of honor. No one has ever gotten under Andie’s skin the way Chase does – and vice versa.So when Andie and Chase find… Read more »

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