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Sep 24
{Review+Giveaway} Finding Mr. Darcy by @ErinButler @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Finding Mr. Darcy by @ErinButler @swoonromance

Finding Mr. Darcy is a younger feeling YA story that will appeal to people who enjoy Jane Austen and a heroine has to kiss many frogs to find her prince kind of story. There are guys galore at this high school. And Liza seems to be jumping all over the place. She wasn’t really, but there are three…count them three love “interests” in this book. Finding Mr. Darcy: High School Edition was a cute read and I was pleased with the way things turned out. I did have some character issues with the book but the Jane Austen aspect of the story and the writing were wonderful. Liza starts out as kind of a loner with her best friend Janie. I really liked Liza and Janie both at the start of the story. Liza was kooky with her Jane Austen t-shirts and proper way of speaking. She was endearing. She lost a little bit of that appeal to me throughout the story with the way she was ping ponging back… Read more »

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Aug 07
{Review+Giveaway} Where You Are by Alla Kar @allakar1 @swoonromance

{Review+Giveaway} Where You Are by Alla Kar @allakar1 @swoonromance

Where You Are is the first book in the New Adult, Together series. It starts out with a group of friends with various guy problems, and one girl that seems to have all the answers to how guys tick. I thought it was really interesting to see what the heck was going on with Laney. Sure, she does have no problem wrapping guys around her fingers, but she is also not interested in any of them. All we know is that it has to do something with a guy in her past, but the real heart of the story for me was figuring out just what happened between her and that guy. I was really pleased when we finally got to the bottom of that story. Where You Are turned out to be a satisfying new adult read. There were a ton of ups and downs throughout the book and a whole lot going on, but the overall story was really good! Laney is so not interested in college guys-… Read more »

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Jul 24
{Review+Giveaway} The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya @FeakySnucker

{Review+Giveaway} The Best Laid Plans by Tamara Mataya @FeakySnucker

The Best Laid Plans is one of those books where you start out liking it, and then you see something about one of the characters and you think “oh, I don’t know about that…” and it makes you nervous about how it will affect your view of the book, but then you keep reading and the book just keeps getting better and better and you are super excited that you finished it. The Best Laid Plans was so good overall. I ended up loving Malcolm and Jayne, and their story was satisfying and their character growth was so impressive. But at more than one point, I saw myself thinking that it was all going to blow up in their faces and I just didn’t know if I could watch it happen. Does that sound weird? Well, you are just going to have to read it to see what I mean. Jayne and Malcolm are so similar in so many ways. Their high school stories shaped so much of the people… Read more »

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Jun 27
{Review} The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

{Review} The Accidental Socialite by Stephanie Wahlstrom

The Accidental Socialite is one heck of a hilariously funny ride. You won’t believe all of the crazy things one girl manages to get herself into. Paige packs up and moves to London after she graduated from university. Armed with a degree, very little cash and a couple of suitcases she goes to make something of herself. And what she gets is one thing after another. She goes on an adventure all ride, but it not the one that she thought she would. She is a hoot, and The Accidental Socialite will have you laughing out loud more times than you can count. It was a lot like reality TV for me, you can’t turn away. There were a few parts of the book where I felt like the storyline was dragging, and not really progressing anywhere. That was a bit tiring, but I still felt this need to find out what was going to happen to Paige next. Paige is a Canadian, and she is so clueless about pretty… Read more »

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May 30
{Review+Giveaway} Don’t Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein

{Review+Giveaway} Don’t Fall by Rachel Schieffelbein

Don’t Fall is a completely contemporary retelling of Rapunzel. I have read 3 or 4 re-tellings of Rapunzel now to date and this was a really interesting one. I know the very first line of the summary states that it is a contemporary retelling, but even going into the book knowing that I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was reading and enjoying the story, but I kept thinking in the back of my head, “what is the twist going to be”. And while there were a few little twists and turns that I didn’t see coming, this book really is 100% a contemporary story about a girl with a very over-protective mother. It was a fresh spin on Rapunzel, very fitting for this day and age actually. I felt for Anya. Her mom is so over the top protective. She is only allowed to venture outside of her house to go to the library. And even then, the main librarian is a friend of the mothers so she is… Read more »

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May 06
{ARC Review+Giveaway} Just Breathe by Tamara Mataya

{ARC Review+Giveaway} Just Breathe by Tamara Mataya

What I loved about Just Breathe was how character driven the story was. The plot was good and all, but the characters came to life. They made the story. We got to know both of the main characters so well, even though Just Breathe was told only from Elle’s point of view, which is pretty impressive. Dominic shone through Elle and the reader gets a fantastic picture of who he is. Just Breathe really focuses on how Elle and Dominic are getting/have gotten over their respective last relationships, which did a number on each of them. Elle is so cool. She is a librarian and she loves books just as much as I do. It was hilarious to see her get so genuinely mad about the person that was underlining some of phrases in the library books. She refused to continue reading one of them that had some underlining. It just ruined her reading experience. What I also loved about Elle was how excited she got to recommend books to… Read more »

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May 05
{Review+Giveaway} Fire of Stars and Dragons by Melissa Petreshock

{Review+Giveaway} Fire of Stars and Dragons by Melissa Petreshock

I have wanted to read this book ever since I first saw the cover months ago. I was so curious about these dragons and I loved the sky in the background behind the girl. This is a really hard review for me to write because there are so many things that I really loved about this book. But there were two things that didn’t work for me, and they were fairly large things. I’m going to start with what I loved. Cait is super spunky, sassy and fiercely independent. The story takes place in the future when supernatural creatures are mixed in with humans in the United States. In fact, the king is a vampire. Even though the story takes place in the future, it had a very old world feel to it. The laws, meant to “protect” women from being taken advantage of from supernaturals, were very restrictive, and even the writing had an old, historical feel to it. The writing was one of the things that I loved… Read more »

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Mar 26
{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Romeo Club by @RebekahLPurdy @swoonromance

{ARC Review+Giveaway} The Romeo Club by @RebekahLPurdy @swoonromance

Welcome to my stop on the The Romeo Club blog tour Be sure to follow the rest of the stops on the tour The Romeo Club by Rebekah L Purdy Expected Publication Date: April 8, 2014 Age Group: YA CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE Source: eARC from Publisher Summary: THE ROMEO CLUB is Hitch meets The Secret of My Success. What happens when you agree to help your brother “de-nerdify” so he can catch the attention of the popular Chloe Anders, and to everyone’s surprise, he actually lands her? And what if his equally geeky friends come running with girl wish lists of their own, offering money for your services? Well, if you’re sixteen-year-old, Delyla Denson, then you start The Romeo Club. A secret club where she’ll teach these guys how talk, act, and be cool around girls. It’s a win-win situation. She’ll get enough money for the awesome prom dress she’s had her eye on, and the guys, well, they’ll get dates and maybe learn how to do something other than beat… Read more »

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Jan 13
{Review+Giveaway} Love and Other Games Anthology

{Review+Giveaway} Love and Other Games Anthology

The sexy winter Olympic anthology, Love and Other Games, has a new cover. To celebrate, the ebook is only 99 cents for a limited time! Pick up this hot winter romance on your Kindle, Nook, or Kobo. Love and Other Games is a collection of four sexy new adult stories centered around athletes competing in the Winter Games Love and Other Games by Ana Blaze, Melinda Dozier, Aria Kane, & Kara Leigh Miller ebook, 242 pages Published October 1st 2013 by Swoon Romance Age Group: New Adult Source: ecopy from Publisher Summary: Worth More Than Gold by Ana Blaze Amy Pierce, the klutzy sister and manager of America’s Skating Sweetheart, is used to being invisible. But when a friend drags her to a party near the Olympic Village, Amy catches the eye of a sexy Norwegian ski jumper. It’s a magical night, but an awkward next morning has her running. Everyone knows Erik Andresen’s best shot at an individual medal was back in 2010, before an injury pulled him from… 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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