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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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Jun 25
{Review+Giveaway} Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

{Review+Giveaway} Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

Star Struck is the second book in the Lights, Camera Series. The first book, Take Two was about Movie star Micah Preston. This book is about his co-star from the movie they were filming the in the first book, Heather. I was really happy that this was Heather’s story, because other than knowing she was a big time movie actress that had a tendency towards being stuck up, we really didn’t get to know her at all. In Star Struck we really got to break past all of her walls and defenses and we got to know her really well. That is my favorite kind of character development lately. When you can actively see the growth; slow and constant. Laurelin Paige did an excellent job telling Heather and Seth’s story. Heather is complicated. She certainly has a diva flair to her, but it is not for the reasons that you might be thinking. She doesn’t only think that she is too good for other people. She fears fans, and anyone… Read more »

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Jun 24
{Review+Giveaway} Life in a Rut, Love not Included by J.D. Hollyfield

{Review+Giveaway} Life in a Rut, Love not Included by J.D. Hollyfield

  Life in a Rut, Love Not Included was a cute, fluffy (mostly), and funny read. Sarah had everything she wanted in life. She had a great job, she had a great boyfriend, and she had a fun, rich roommate that foot the bill on lots of designer things. And then it all fell apart. After 7(!) years with said roommate and boyfriend, she caught them in bed together. So she moved out and quit her job and ended up back home with her parents at 31. The title of the book is really fitting. This girl was in a rut. Big time. She is just so stuck in the past. She wasn’t doing much of anything other than wallowing while she was living with her parents. It took their contractor coming into her life to shake things up for her, and get her moving again. I loved how she met him. She got into a fender bender with him and got into a fight with him in the middle… Read more »

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Jun 23
{Review+Giveaway} Perfect Kind of Trouble by @ChelseaFine

{Review+Giveaway} Perfect Kind of Trouble by @ChelseaFine

I freakin’ love this series. I loved the first book, Best Kind of Broken, and I think I loved Perfect Kind of Trouble even more. Perfect Kind of Trouble is the story of Darren (from book 1) and Kayla. I really like that this series takes places in the same small town, so you get to see a lot of the same secondary characters milling around. Chelsea Fine is so talented. She had me laughing, she had me tearing up, and then she had me laughing again. This is a story of seeing past initial impressions of people. Both Kayla and Darren have plenty of thoughts on who the other person is. People talk in small towns, so their are plenty of rumors running around about both of them. Kayla comes home for her fathers funeral. A father who she has been estranged from for years. Darren was much closer to her father than she was. Hilarity, antics and plenty of UNST ensues when they find out that Old man… Read more »

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Jun 21
{Review+Giveaway} Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin

{Review+Giveaway} Losing Logan by Sherry D. Ficklin

Losing Logan made me feel so many different emotions while I was reading it. It was hilarious, sweet, heartwarming, and oh so sad. But even when it was sad, it was lovely. It’s funny- I thought I had escaped my sad quota for the day. I was supposed to see the fault in our stars, but after a series of rather unfortunate events my friends and I ended up seeing 22 Jump Street, which was pretty funny! And then I get home and read Losing Logan, and end up crying anyway! I loved the range of emotions that Losing Logan made me feel, and I can’t wait to read the prequel novella, Haunting Zoe. I think readers will love the great crew of characters that Sherry Ficklin has created in Losing Logan. Zoe and Logan used to be childhood friends, but as is often the case they grew up, changed a bit and high school sent them in different directions. Logan went straight for the cool crowd, jock and all…. Read more »

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Jun 18
{Review} Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace

{Review} Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace

Picture Perfect is the second book in the limelight series, but it can be read as a standalone. The first book, Rumor Has It, is about Ellie and Mason and this book is about Ellie’s best friend Skye. Ellie and Mason make an appearance in the book, but this is completely Skye’s story. I really like the theme that Elisabeth Grace has worked into this series. Neither of the characters are celebrities in this one, but Skye is the daughter of a politician, and Landon owns a PR company, so the media plays a role in this book as well. If you remember my review of Rumor Has It, you know that I COMPLETELY FELL IN LOVE WITH IT. It was one of my favorite new adult romances ever! So Picture Perfect has some damn near impossible shoes to fill. Did I like it? Yes!! Did I love it as much as Ellie and Mason’s story? No, but it was still a great read and a good edition to the… Read more »

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Jun 14
{Review} Perfect Opposite by Zoya Tessi

{Review} Perfect Opposite by Zoya Tessi

When I first started Perfect Opposite I was bored for the first chapter or two. It didn’t sound like the kind of book I thought it would be from the summary and I just wasn’t sure it was something I was in the mood for. I even almost put it aside and started reading something else. Thinking that I would come back to this one when I was more in the mood. But I told myself to read a couple of more chapters and see where it took me. Well, flash forward to hours later at 2 am, and I had finished the whole book in one night. I couldn’t put it down, and looking back I can’t believe that I also put this book aside. Perfect Opposite is an exhilarating read! It is the the furthest thing from boring. I loved it. Sasha is the daughter of a very powerful Russian weapons dealer. Alex is assigned to be her personal bodyguard. Sasha is aware of what her dad does… Read more »

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Jun 12
{Review+Giveaway} Centaur Redemption by Nancy Straight

{Review+Giveaway} Centaur Redemption by Nancy Straight

Note: Centaur Redemption is the 4th book in the Touched Series. For more information about the series check out my reviews of BOOK 1, BOOK 2, and BOOK 3.  I absolutely love the Touched series by Nancy Straight. Centaur Redemption is the fourth book in the series and it comes close to being my favorite book of them all. (Just being slightly edged out by the first book because that was the start of all this awesome-ness.) The Touched series is still the only young adult or new adult book that I have found centering on centaurs. I love the unique-ness of the story, as well as all of the mythology woven in. In Centaur Redemption we even get to see some of the big gods come out and “play”. The only con I can think of is that I am not a huge fan of the covers for books 3 or 4. I loved the covers for books 1 and 2 but this one and the last one had… Read more »

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May 27
{Review+Giveaway} See You in Hell by Demelza Carlton

{Review+Giveaway} See You in Hell by Demelza Carlton

I read See You in Hell right after I finished the short little prequel called Welcome to Hell. You certainly don’t need to read Welcome to Hell first though in order to understand See You in Hell. See You in Hell starts out with Mel starting a job in the Hell Corporation, which stands for the Health, Environment, Life and Lands Corporation. (Welcome to Hell just showed Mel’s job interview for her temp position.) Melody Angel is an angel, working as a temp in the Hell Corporation to try and see if the rumors that Lucifer is there and planning some sort of big takeover are true. Mel thinks that the CEO, Luce Iblis could be Lucifer himself. I loved See you in Hell. It was funny as heck, well planned out and executed and ended up going in a completely different direction that I originally thought it would. Mel is a wonderful character. She breaks all the stereotypes for angels. She is as good as they come, but she… Read more »

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May 25
{Review} Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

{Review} Second Star by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

As soon as I heard that this was a re-telling of Peter Pan I was excited to read Second Star. When I started to see reviews saying this was a unique take on the story, I was even more intrigued. Second Star is the story of Wendy Darling. And I have to say, this is a pretty incredible book. It is a very quick read. I easily devoured it in a couple of hours. I was so impressed with the story that Alyssa B. Sheinmel came up with. Yes, it is a re-telling of sorts of Peter Pan, but it seemed like way more than that to me. The character names are the same, and there are loose similarities in themes, but overall this is a wonderfully executed story. I am still not 100% sure what exactly happened at the end of the story. Was it completely contemporary or was there a touch of magic? It could have been either and I applaud Alyssa for how she pulled it all… Read more »

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