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Feb 11
{Review+Giveaway} Paper or Plastic by @ViviBarnes @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Paper or Plastic by @ViviBarnes @EntangledTeen

Paper Or plastic is a story about a teenage girl that gets caught shoplifting with her friend and as a punishment, she has to work at the SmartMart, a very uncool store in town, to repay her crime. The whole shoplifting incident happened very early on in the story so some of the details were a blur. But even so, I thought that Paper or Plastic was a very cute and fun fluffy contemporary. Great for a light read. I thought Vivi Barnes did a wonderful job with her characters. Especially considering the fact that initially Alexis and her friends seemed like real brats, it was a big accomplishment to make me like Alexis as much as I did. I am so happy to report that my initial impression of her was incorrect. Of course my impression of some of her “friends” and of her mom wasn’t incorrect at all, but sometimes those “bad” characters can add to a story too. I mean, hey, at least they pull some strong… Read more »

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Jan 28
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood @jen_blackwood @EPEmbrace

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Foolproof by Jennifer Blackwood @jen_blackwood @EPEmbrace

Foolproof is the second book in the new adult contemporary romance series called the Drexler University Series. I didn’t know this when I first picked up the book. After digging around a bit on goodreads, I found out it was part of the series, but I was never lost while reading. Each book works as a standalone. There were a few instances where I wished that I had read the first book, Unethical, before I had read this one to get some background on the Payton and Blake stuff, especially to see where Jules tied into their whole relationship. But overall, it works well as a standalone with overlapping characters. The thing that I really liked most about Foolproof is not only is it a fast paced, get your heart pumping romance between Jules and Ryan, but it is also a growing up/deciding-what-they-want-to-do-with-their-lives journey. Each one of them faces different struggles with the age old question, “What do I want to do when I grow up?” It was interesting to… Read more »

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Jan 26
{Review} Her Backup Boyfriend by @AshleeMallory @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

{Review} Her Backup Boyfriend by @AshleeMallory @entangledpub @RomanceIsBliss

Her Backup Boyfriend is the first in a new contemporary romance/romantic comedy series from author Ashlee Mallory and the Entangled Bliss  imprint. It is my personal opinion that this is less a romantic comedy and more just a sweet contemporary. I was really excited to find out that this was the first book in a series about Dominic’s family, The Sorensen Family, because we got to meet many of the other members and I love their family dynamic. It is so nice to see a happy and functioning large family depicted in a book. Too often I feel like they focus on the dysfunctional, which don’t get me wrong, has its’ place as well, but with a HEA romance, it is pleasant to see a great family group as support. Her Backup Boyfriend follows a lawyer in a large  corporate defense firm- which in case you didn’t know, gets the rep. of being the “bad guys”. I am not here to talk about whether they are or aren’t, but in… Read more »

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Jan 23
{Review+Giveaway} Ward Against Disaster by @MelanieCard @EntangledTeen

{Review+Giveaway} Ward Against Disaster by @MelanieCard @EntangledTeen

If you are new to the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series, check out my 5 star review of the first book, Ward Against Death HERE Ward Against Disaster is the third book in the Chronicles of a Reluctant Necromancer series. I’m not sure how many books are going to be in this series, but it is definitely not done yet. There is at least one more book to come, and I for one, hope there are about 3 more or so. I really like how detailed this series is. It seems like we get to know each and every character even better in each subsequent book, which is no small feat. But between you and me, I have to say that I liked the original covers more than these new ones. This is a series that you must read in order. I read the second book, Ward Against Darkness in September of 2013, and I had a hard time remembering all the little details of things that had happened…. Read more »

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Jan 22
{Review+Giveaway} Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon @entangledteen @ccannonauthor

{Review+Giveaway} Bridges Burned by Chris Cannon @entangledteen @ccannonauthor

Bridges Burned is the second book in the young adult paranormal series, Going Down in Flames. This book dives right in after the events of the first book, so if you haven’t read the first book in a while, you may be lost. I was. I had to go back and read my first review to try and spark my memory of just how everything left off. I think Bridges Burned was a good second installment in the Going Down in Flames series, although I have to say one character in particular threw me for a loop. He did a complete 180 personality wise. There is more romance, or should I say romance drama in this book than there was in the first book. And I was kind of bummed by that. It mostly has to do with what a huge jerk Zavien is. I liked him in the first book and I was undecided about Jaxon, but in this book it totally gets reversed. I can’t stand Zavien, and… Read more »

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Jan 20
{ARC Review} The Rules According to Gracie by @Stefanie_London @LovestruckEP @entangledpub

{ARC Review} The Rules According to Gracie by @Stefanie_London @LovestruckEP @entangledpub

The Rules According to Gracie is a quick feel good adult contemporary romance book. Just like all the books in Entangled’s lovestruck line, these stories are satisfying “feel good” reads. I normally like to turn to a book like this right after I read a darker or heavier story. It just helps to balance me out and put a smile back on my face. Or heck, sometimes I will grab one of these after a long work day. When you work 12 or 13 hours, sometimes you just want a book that you can knock out in under 2 hours and you know you will get your HEA at the end and everyone will walk away happy. The Rules According to Gracie is just that- a cute read that will get you smiling. Gracie is a successful and independent young woman. She is on track in her professional life, but her dating life if kind of a mess. On the surface she seems to be very in control and type-A… Read more »

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Jan 19
{Excerpt+Giveaway} Impulse Control by @AmandaUsen @IndulgenceBooks

{Excerpt+Giveaway} Impulse Control by @AmandaUsen @IndulgenceBooks

Aries (March 21-April 19): Impulsive Aries, haven’t you learned your lesson yet? Your list of regrets is almost as long as your list of accomplishments, but you still ram your way to the top of every mountain. It’s part of your charm, I guess, but do me a favor: stop blaming yourself. Don’t let the past rule your future. You’re not perfect, even if you think you are. Your life is in front of you. Romance is highlighted! Pull your head out, man! Welcome to the IMPULSE CONTROL release blitz! I’m thrilled to introduce Book One of the Men Of The Zodiac Series for Entangled Indulgence. Russ Donovan is an Aries, and he embodies all the best—and worst—traits of the sign. He’s a survivalist, a former Green Beret, twice-voted the toughest man alive, but a past mistake is eating him up inside. He honored his younger brother’s dying request: to check him out of the hospital and take him on the trip of a lifetime. But after his brother’s death,… Read more »

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Jan 09
{Review+Giveaway} Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw @gloriacraw01 @entangledteen

{Review+Giveaway} Atlantis Rising by Gloria Craw @gloriacraw01 @entangledteen

Atlantis Rising is a young adult paranormal. I am unsure whether it is going to be a series or not. I am leaning towards yes, but the end of the book stopped at a good place, so there is a chance that it will be a stand alone. Atlantis Rising is an interesting story dealing with some interesting creatures. I liked that each of the creatures in this world had different powers and different clans. The book took a little while for me to get into, and I was a little thrown off by the whole Atlantis thing. I first assumed it would be an underwater story with mermaid types, but there was no reference to that. They were pretty human like, except for the magical powers. There were people that could push emotions into other’s heads, people that were extra charming, and people that could even push thoughts into people’s heads. Those were the most rare, because if they were good, they could make people do things while making… Read more »

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Dec 19
{ARC #Review} Best Man For Hire by @TawnaFenske @LovestruckEP

{ARC #Review} Best Man For Hire by @TawnaFenske @LovestruckEP

Best Man For Hire is the third book in the Front and Center series, but each book is a complete standalone. I still haven’t read the first book, Marine for Hire yet, but I have read the second book, Fiancee for Hire. I loved Mac’s story and I was really glad to see him pop up again throughout the book. I am obsessed with the Patton brothers. I really love that each of the brothers are named after US generals. Even the sister! My history nerd side geeked out a bit over that. And then there is Grant himself. Is he for real?? I mean, seriously, how could he ever possibly be hard on himself? He is so unbelievably good to the core. He is a boyscout personified. It was so easy for me to see that he is a way better person than he gives himself credit for. Both Grant and Anna think that if you have made any mistakes at all in your life, then you are not… Read more »

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Dec 01
{Review} Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke @MarissaC @EntangledSelect

{Review} Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke @MarissaC @EntangledSelect

Love me to Death is the first book in the Adult Paranormal Romance Underveil Series. I loved Love Me To Death. It has everything that I want in a paranormal…tons of different creatures living in a well developed and planned out world, with magic thrown in and a kicking romance to boot. What more could a girl want. Plus if the romance has a forbidden aspect to it, that is a total bonus! I became kind of obsessed with this book. It felt like it was a little on the longer end, which is not a bad thing….at all. But I didn’t read it in one sitting. So every time I would have to put it down to tend to real life things, I would watch myself gazing longingly at my kindle, or my thoughts would drift back towards the book while I was at work. Love me To Death was not good for my everyday life concentration, but as a book and as a reader, I love that it… Read more »

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