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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cooper's Bedtime by Hallmark & Stacey Donovan / Illustrated by Crista Couch | #BookReview, Spreading the Word & From My Kids to You

Today I'm showing off Hallmark's "Cooper's Bedtime."

"Cooper's Bedtime"
[Book 3]

by Hallmark & Stacey Donovan
Illustrated by Crista Couch

My Book Description :
    Follow Cooper as he tries to go to bed. But is being in bed really more fun than staying up and seeing what all the unusual noises are? I'm not sure. But what Cooper imagines the noises could be is quite interesting and silly. 😋

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Made the Grade: Summer at Villa Rosa Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @lizfielding

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 256; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2201 KB | Release Date: June 1, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin Romance | Obtained: NetGalley

"Her Pregnancy Bombshell" [Summer at Villa Rosa Series, Book 1] by Liz Fielding

Author's Book Description : Expecting her boss's baby!

Pilot Miranda Marlowe is too sick to fly her plane, and she must face the truth: she's pregnant! She knows well enough that her boss, Cleve Finch, is still grieving for his late wife, so to think, she heads to her sister's new inheritance, Villa Rosa.

Despite the spiders and dust, the Mediterranean palazzo is as gorgeous as ever. Until Cleve turns up with a dramatic offer: a convenient marriage as soon as it can be arranged! It may be the sensible answer…but is it enough for Miranda?

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!

Monday, February 26, 2018

Idolizing In: Beyond the Stars by Stacy Wise | #BookReview @StacyWiseBooks

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 300; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1243 KB | Release Date: February 8, 2016 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Embrace | Obtained: NetGalley

"Beyond the Stars" by Stacy Wise

Author's Book Description : A new adult romance from Entangled's Embrace imprint...

Falling for him wasn't in the plans...

Most girls would kill for the opportunity to work for Jack McAlister, Hollywood's hottest actor, but twenty-one-year-old Jessica Beckett is ready to kick him out of her red Ford Fiesta and never look back. She should be spending her junior year in France, eating pastries and sharpening her foreign language skills. Instead she's reluctantly working as Jack's personal assistant, thanks to her powerhouse talent agent aunt.

Jack is private, prickly, and downright condescending. Jessica pushes his buttons—she's not the type of girl to swoon over celebrity heartthrobs, precisely why her aunt thought she'd be perfect for the job—and Jack pushes right back.

But as she begins to peel away his layers, Jessica is shocked to find she craves her boss's easy smile and sexy blue eyes. The problem is, so does the entire female population. And what started out as the job from hell soon has Jess wondering if a guy like Jack could ever find love with a regular girl like her.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Made the Grade: What Happens in Vegas Series, Book 13 | #BookReview @TeriAnneStanley

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 181; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1397 KB | Release Date: February 8, 2016 | Publisher: Entangled Publishing : Lovestruck | Obtained: NetGalley

"Accidentally in Love with the Biker" [What Happens in Vegas Series, Book 13] by Teri Anne Stanley

Author's Book Description : Their love is a long shot…

Aspiring writer Kellie Dalton needs a man, and fast. When she’s rear-ended by a sexy-as-sin biker on the way to a Vegas romance readers convention, she sees her chance. If he’ll pose as her fake boyfriend long enough to impress a bestselling author, Kellie has a shot at saving the bookstore for underprivileged kids she runs back home.

Quinn Anderson doesn’t know what to make of the cute little writer who stirs his heart and his libido, but he does know he wants to get better acquainted. And if that means keeping up their sexy ruse all week, he’s game.

Quinn knows girl like Kellie deserves someone with a secure future to help with her store, not a guy struggling to turn a profit on his chopper shop. But if his motorcycle designs win the big Vegas competition, he’ll have enough prize money to fund his dreams…and hers.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Made the Grade: Amish Hearts Series, Book 5 | #BookReview #JoAnnBrown @LoveInspiredBks

Format: Paperback | Pages: 216 | Release Date: April 18, 2017 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired | Obtained: Wal-Mart

"A Ready-Made Amish Family" [Amish Hearts Series, Book 5] by Jo Ann Brown (aka J. A. Ferguson, Jo Ann Ferguson, Joanna Hampton, Rebecca North, & Marianne Ellis)

Author's Book Description : The Amish Nanny

As temporary guardian of two sets of young and energetic twins, widowed minister Isaiah Stoltzfus needs a nanny immediately. Keeping the kids happy and safe while also trying to run his blacksmith shop is becoming impossible. So when Clara Ebersol arrives to help, Isaiah is relieved. Able to soothe, teach and delight the children, Clara feels like family. Love–shy Isaiah knows that recently jilted Clara isn't looking for marriage, either. But with matchmakers—including four young kinder—on the job, Isaiah and Clara may soon find their hands clasped in matrimony.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Idolizing In: Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 4 | #BookReview @michele_summers

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 418; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1386 KB | Release Date: May 2, 2017 | Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca | Obtained: NetGalley

"Sweet Southern Trouble" [Harmony Homecomings Series, Book 4] by Michele Summers

Author's Book Description : What happens when a sassy kindergarten teacher stands up to the hottest bachelor to hit the Raleigh area in forever?

NFL head coach Nick Frasier needs to coach his young team to a championship and needs to downplay his playboy image. What he doesn't need his a fairy girl with a smart mouth and a propensity for fighting dogging his every move. And he really doesn't need to be the juiciest piece of meat up on the auction block.

Marabelle Fairchild has her work cut out for her in order to earn a permanent teaching position. Her future success depends on convincing the hunkalicious Nick Frasier to participate in the bachelor auction. Easy-peasy, right? Wrong.

How do two head-strong, independent people learn to live and love without killing each other in the process?

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars!!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Feasted On: Lone Tiger And Cub by Lizzie Lynn Lee | #BookReview #LizzieLynnLee

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 177 KB | Release Date: January 16, 2017 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Lone Tiger And Cub" by Lizzie Lynn Lee

Author's Book Description : Nursing student Millicent (Millie) Swartz catches a weretiger cub who steals her steak dinner and finds out the cub belongs to her new hot and sexy neighbor Kieran. She instantly falls in love with the cub who seems to be malnourished and neglected. The cub even calls her, “Mama.” When the cub’s father comes looking for him, Millie gives him an earful piece of her mind.

Weretiger Kieran Dunaidh makes his living as a muscleman for a mob boss who rules Grand Junction’s underworld. He comes from an old shifter clan and was supposes to inherit the title Alpha. However, his stepmother schemes a plan that makes him disowned from his father. One day, he receives news that his sister passed away and she wants Kieran to look after her toddler cub, Fionn. Kieran knows nothing about raising a child, and he’d have been lost if it wasn’t for Millie’s help.

Soon, Kieran realizes that the quiet and peaceful family life with Fionn and Millie is all he ever wants. But then the trouble in his old clan drags him into a bloody civil war. Kieran must fight to save his beloved nephew and Millie—the woman he loves. Hell hath no furry like a pissed off lone tiger.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!!

Disappointmentville: The Spinster and the Rake by Anne Stuart | #BookReview #AnneStuart

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 164; Kindle Edition - File Size: 556 KB; Audible – Unabridged | Release Date: August 15, 2016 | Publisher: Bell Bridge Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"The Spinster and the Rake" by Anne Stuart

Author's Book Description : The Spinster: As a maiden aunt, Gillian Redfern lives as an unpaid servant to her demanding family. Little wonder she finds the attentions of a rake distracting, and even less wonder that her usual good sense begins to unravel when Lord Marlow takes her in his arms.

The Rake: Ronan Patrick Blakely, Lord Marlow, is a man of great charm and little moral character, a gambler, a womanizer, and handsome as sin to boot. He has no qualms about placing a wager on the virtue of one small, shy spinster.

But Lord Marlow is about to discover that Miss Redfern is more siren than spinster. She amuses him, arouses him, and, much to his dismay, makes him a better man. Gillian will discover, in turn, that Lord Marlow possesses the power to turn her into a very wicked woman. The rake and the spinster are poised to find a love that neither could have imagined.

If only someone weren’t out to destroy them both . . .

My Book Review : 2.5 out of 5 stars.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Made the Grade: Rock Candy Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @virnadepaul

Format: Kindle Edition | File Size: 1643 KB | Release Date: June 22, 2015 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: Amazon

"Rock Strong" [Rock Candy Series, Book 1] by Virna DePaul

Author's Book Description : Book 1 in the Rock Candy series (a spin-off of the Say You Love Me series!)

**Note: "Rock Strong" released June 22, 2015, under the title "Say It Strong" but has been rebranded to ROCK!

I’ve seen and done it all—sex, drugs, rock-n-roll, and then some. I’ve made the cover of Rolling Stone. I’ve won Best Rock Performance at the Grammy’s. I’m living a life of fame, wild tours, crazy money, and insanely hot women. But the one woman I can’t get is prim and proper cellist, Abby Chan—gorgeous, natural, talented as all sin. The first time we met, I knew we would be something special. She’s not convinced, but I am.

Now I’m going to prove she’s all the woman a wild man like me will ever need…

Liam Collier, sexy and enigmatic frontman for Point Break, the world’s hottest rock band, is at the top of his game. With two songs in the Billboard Top 10, he’s a rock-and-roll bad boy, known for his trademark falsetto as well as his proclivity for partying and hooking up with gorgeous women. For Liam, falling in love was something he figured would happen far off in the future—not on the first day of his first world tour. And not with his super sexy but extremely reserved background cellist.

With a Master of Music degree from Juilliard School of Music, Abby Chan is on the road to becoming a cellist for the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. But to pay back her expensive education, first she has to travel another kind of road—a gig playing cello for the North American leg of a garish rock band’s world tour. She’d expected hard work and long hours, but what she never expected was the intensity of her reactions to Liam Collier. He’s sweet. He’s hot. And despite being surrounded by roadies and the world’s most beautiful women, he’s set his sights on her.

When classical music meets rock and prim propriety meets a carefree attitude, Abby and Liam venture outside their comfort zones. What they discover is that living wild is the perfect preparation for flying high—on love.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars,

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Text Me - 8 Novels of First Love by 8 Bestselling Authors | Spreading the Word @shananorris #AmandaBrice @sheldelisle @LeeStraussBooks @Juli_Alexander @watched1 @Katiewriting @KatBrookes

Okay ... this anthology was on my TBR list for a while and I only recently got to it (well I did in March 2017) yet once I got to it I only read the one I felt would interest me since this complete anthology is no longer in publication. HOWEVER, I am posting this because each novel within this anthology is still being sold by their various authors. SO, if any of these novels interest you please go check them out!

- This is an ARC book - Release Date: November 24, 2013 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley

"Text Me - 8 Novels of First Love" by Shana Norris, Amanda Brice, Shel Delisle, Elle Strauss, Juli Alexander, Cindy M. Hogan, Kate Avery Ellison, & Kat Brookes

Authors' Book Description : "TEXT ME" is a fun, fresh collection featuring light-hearted teen novels from eight bestselling authors with more than 470 four- and five- star reviews on Goodreads!

Discover a new favorite or a new series with this box set of contemporary and paranormal first love stories with sassy heroines that will have you crushing, swooning, or laughing out loud.

Purchased separately these eight romantic novels would cost more than $20.00, so you can get a whole bundle of great reads for a great price! (This was struck off as it isn't sold as a bundle anymore.)

(Best for Young Adult readers 12 and up)


Like Mermaids? "Surfacing" by Shana Norris
Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and being shipped off to live with the father she doesn't know is not how she imagined grieving. But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

Like Mysteries? "Codename: Dancer" by Amanda Brice
Bombs, poisoning, arson… Will aspiring ballerina Dani Spevak’s 15 minutes of fame on the hit TV show Teen Celebrity Dance-Off be over before she reaches age 15? Dani and her friends are suddenly at the center of some serious sabotage. And if she doesn’t find out who is behind it, her next pirouette could be her last.

Like Angels? "Winging It!" by Shel Delisle
Angel in Training Grace Lightbourne wants to earn her wings fast, so she skips school in Heaven, heading straight to Earth on a Mission as an apprentice Guardian Angel. But, she'd better watch out -- she's flying by the seat of her pants.

Like Time Travel? "Like Clockwork" by Elle Strauss
When Adeline travels back in time to 1955's Hollywood, she meets a James Dean-esque type hottie.
But can bad boys from the past be trusted?

Like Witches? "Stirring Up Trouble" by Juli Alexander
Zoe Miller is a 15-year-old witch with a talent for potions. Then there's all the so-called normal stuff. Like high school, her annoyingly selfish "friend" Anya, and her crush on Anya's ex-boyfriend Jake. Now, Zoe's dad is dating Jake's mom, and things are getting more and more complicated. Zoe's tired of fate interfering so cruelly in her life. Can you really blame her for putting her potions to not-so-good use and stirring up trouble?

Like Sweet Entertainment? "Confessions of a 16-Year-Old Virgin Lips" by Cindy M. Hogan
VL. Virgin Lips. You may not have heard of it, but where I live, it's a thing with a card, even if it is a figurative card. Maybe that's a bit strange. I mean, what teenage girl isn't interested in kissing? Locking lips definitely interested me, but the drama that came with it didn't. No kissing, no drama. Simple.

Like Fairy Tales? "The Curse Girl" by Kate Avery Ellison
When Bee is imprisoned in a magical, cursed house because of her father's selfish choices, she has just one plan ... escape! But she must solve a riddle and help her fellow prisoners break the curse that binds them all before she can leave, and that is proving more difficult than she originally thought thanks to the bitter young master of the house, Will.
Will wants nothing to do with Bee or her help (and he certainly isn't planning on falling in love with her), but he might have underestimated just how determined and clever – and irresistible – she can be.

Like Cute Crushes? "Chasing Puberty" by Kat Brookes
Puberty has left high school freshman Logan Stanley behind. Join her on her journey as she discovers that being a true 'It' girl is only a state of mind -- you just have to believe!

Made the Grade: Swans Landing Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @shananorris

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 329; Kindle Edition - File Size: 657 KB; Audible – Unabridged | Release Date: November 13, 2011 | Publisher: Self-Published | Obtained: NetGalley when it was within the anthology "Text Me, 8 Novels of First Love"

"Surfacing" [Swans Landing Series, Book 1] by Shana Norris

Author's Book Description : Sixteen-year-old Mara Westray has just lost her mother, and now, being shipped off to live with the father she doesn’t know is not how she imagined grieving. She’s already counting down the days until she turns eighteen and can leave the tiny island of Swans Landing.

But from the moment she steps off the ferry, nothing is as ordinary as it looks. Whispers of a haunting song on the wind make her see impossible things, and she isn’t sure she can trust her judgment about what is real and what isn’t anymore. Maybe she can’t even trust her judgment about quiet Josh Canavan, whose way of speaking in riddles and half-truths only confuses her more, luring her deeper into the secrets hidden beneath the ocean’s surface.

As she tries to unravel the events that led to her mom fleeing the island sixteen years ago, Mara finds that the biggest secret of all is only the beginning.

My Book Review : 3.5 out of 5 stars!!

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Feasted On: Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @ReneeRyanBooks @LoveInspiredBks

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 288; Kindle Edition - File Size: 2584 KB | Release Date: July 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Love Inspired : Historical | Obtained: NetGalley

"Stand-In Rancher Daddy" [Lone Star Cowboy League: The Founding Years Series, Book 1] by Renee Ryan

Author's Book Description : Suddenly a Father

Rancher CJ Thorn isn’t ready to graduate from uncle to brand-new daddy—but he has no choice. After his widowed brother runs off, a pair of adorable twins have no one but CJ…and lovely neighbor Molly Langley. She’s helped with the girls for so long that she’s almost part of the family. Almost. CJ knows his family isn’t good enough for her. Not when his brother’s actions have disgraced the Thorn name yet again.

Watching CJ become a devoted father would soften any woman’s heart. Yet Molly must remain immune. CJ deserves more than a woman who can’t have children. Held back by fear, it’ll take a disaster forcing the community together before they’re ready to risk a chance on happiness.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

Feasted On: His Forever Family by Sarah M. Anderson | #BookReview @SarahMAnderson1

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 252; Kindle Edition - File Size: 660 KB; Audible – Unabridged; Audio CD - Audiobook | Release Date: February 1, 2016 | Publisher: Harlequin : Desire | Obtained: NetGalley

"His Forever Family" [Billionaires and Babies Series] by Sarah M. Anderson (aka Maggie Chase)

Author's Book Description : Found: one baby…and the boss’s future bride?

Tiny and helpless—the abandoned newborn that venture capitalist Marcus Warren finds during a morning run takes him by surprise. So does the sudden longing for his capable assistant, Liberty Reese, who reveals her tender side with the baby.

But Liberty must resist her gorgeous boss’s advances. Her secrets could destroy his trust, her career and the chance to care for the foster child they are both coming to love. Even so, she can’t deny the heat between them—or the fear that her past will end their chance to create a forever family.

My Book Review : 4.5 out of 5 stars!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Made the Grade: Charity, Montana Series, Book 1 | #BookReview #LynneMarshall @TulePublishing

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1030 KB | Release Date: March 27, 2017 | Publisher: Tule Publishing : Montana Born Books | Obtained: NetGalley

"Her Baby, His Love" [Charity, Montana Series, Book 1] by Lynne Marshall

Author's Book Description : All Taylor Clark ever wanted was a normal life and a traditional family, but so far she’s had neither. Soon after discovering that her boyfriend was secretly engaged and she moves to Charity, Montana for a fresh start, she realizes she’s pregnant. As her new friendly and sexy landlord helps her settle in, they become friends, although Taylor has to keep reminding herself to keep her distance. The last thing she needs is to start something new.

As an ex-con, Joe Collins knows a little something about fresh starts. Despite his determination to keep his head down, he can’t ignore Taylor’s natural beauty or obvious vulnerability. In short time, a tentative friendship blooms along with something more precious—trust.

When Taylor’s ex comes to town, he threatens everything that Joe and Taylor have built together. Joe steps up to care for and protect her, even though he risks losing more than the woman he loves.

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars,

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Made the Grade: Pushing Limits Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @StinaLL @readloveswept

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Kindle Edition - File Size: 1206 KB | Release Date: April 5, 2016 | Publisher: Random House Publishing : Loveswept | Obtained: NetGalley

"This One Moment" [Pushing Limits Series, Book 1] by Stina Lindenblatt

Author's Book Description : Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.

♥ Proceeds from the first week of release (and pre-orders) were donated to the Calgary Emergency Women’s shelter. ♥

My Book Review : 3 out of 5 stars!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Are You My Mother? by P. D. Eastman | #BookReview, Spreading the Word & From My Kids to You

Today I'm showing off P. D. Eastman's "Are You My Mother?" and my daughter's First Ever book report that was created for this book!

"Are You My Mother?"
by P. D. Eastman

Author's Book Description :
    This easy-to-read, must-have classic about a baby bird in search of his mother is perfect for every day!

    A baby bird goes in search of his mother in this hilarious board book edited by Dr. Seuss. When a mother bird’s egg starts to jump, she hurries off to make sure she has something for her little one to eat. But as soon as she’s gone, out pops the baby bird. He immediately sets off to find his mother, but not knowing what she looks like makes it a challenge. The little hatchling is determined to find his mother, even after meeting a kitten, a hen, a dog, and a Snort. The timeless message of the bond between mother and child make this abridged, super-simple edition of P. D. Eastman’s "Are You My Mother?" a must for baby showers, beginning readers, and Mother’s Day.

This book is available to order on :

Amazon (Kindle) USD | Amazon (Hardcover) USD | Amazon (Paperback) USD | Amazon (Board Book) USD | Shop Your Indie/Local Bookstores (IndieBound - Board Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (Board Book) USD | Barnes & Noble (Cloth Book) USD | BAM! / (Hardcover) USD | (e-Book) USD

** Be sure to add it to your TBR pile on Goodreads & LibraryThing! **

My Book Review : My daughter got this as a Christmas novel (in 2015) from her Grandfather and recently (in 2017) decided to use it as her first 1st Grade book report book. She has nothing but sweet words to say about it and it was the first novel she was able to read by herself.

It's a great learning novel and it's very silly.

My Daughter's Book Report :

Find P. D. Eastman :

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Idolizing In: Always Series, Book 3 | #BookReview @CherieMHudson @lexxie_couper

- This was an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 280 | Release Date: June 30, 2016 | Publisher: Momentum Books : Moonlight | Obtained: NetGalley

"Undeniable" [Always Series, Book 3] by Cherie M. Hudson (aka Lexxie Couper)

Author's Book Description : Listen to your heart.

Sit still for a moment. Close your eyes. Listen. Just listen. What do you hear? When I do that, I hear … fuzz. Okay, not really fuzz, but it’s hard to explain what I hear. Put your hands over your ears. Hear that? That’s kind of like what I hear, but not really …
I feel sound. Does that make sense? Being deaf in one ear and partially deaf in the other sucks. People think I’m dumb. I’m not dumb. I just can’t hear you. I’ve worked out however, people thinking you’re dumb actually works to your advantage. When people think you’re dumb, they don’t expect anything from you. And when they don’t expect anything from you, you don’t have to engage with them. I’m okay with that.
So why the hell is my sister’s boyfriend’s cousin, an annoying Australian named Caden, so adamant he wants to talk to me? I can’t work out if he’s laughing at me, or if he can see what I can see … the world is worth laughing at. What kind of name is Caden any way?
I also can’t work out why, for the first time ever, I wish I could truly hear the way normal people do. Surely it has nothing to do with the fact I wonder what his heart would sound like beating in his chest if I lay my head on it. I can’t work it out and I don’t like it.
Damn it.

My Book Review : 5 out of 5 stars! Yes, Caden loves his cousin like a brother and would do anything he can for his cousin’s family (and has on more than one occasion) but that isn’t the real/only reason he travels whenever he could to San Diego, California during his time off from his university in Australia. The real reason is because of his cousin’s sarcastic, snarky, big hearted sister-in-law Chase (Chastity). He has been in love with her from just about the beginning of their “relationship” and now he just has to prove it to her any way he can. But while Chase tries to keep him at bay, others conspire against them. Will Caden’s actions be enough to win her heart for good or will he fumble up any chance they have of being together?

I really liked this contemporary new adult romance that is written in a diary style kind of way. It was easy to follow along (as this is the first novel from its Always Series that I’ve read) and I enjoyed how it gave the reader a way of viewing/learning about Caden and Chase’s thoughts on WHY they did the things they did throughout the novel. All in all, it was easy to realize that though Chase and Caden were perfect for one another they both had some growing to do in comprehending what they wanted out of life and each other. In their novel, you get to see their growth, their love for one another, and see how much Chase needed to come to an understanding about her past and what she wanted out of her future. This novel is VERY well written.

Caden and Chase have very similar personalities, though when they had bad things happen to them when they were younger they took very different approaches to life and how they handled the circumstances that are thrown their way. Because of that, it makes for a whole lot of drama in their novel, but the tension that grows finally has them fessing up to their true feelings for each other so it all works out for the best. And how they fessed up …. in truth I was charmed. Together they make a great couple that I rooted for from the start. Their story is one that is unique but meaningful enough that it’ll definitely stick with me.

I HIGHLY recommend this novel to those looking for an incomparable contemporary new adult romance!

Purchase This Book and/or The Other Books From It's Series Here : Amazon (Paperback) USD : Unconditional (Book 1) | Amazon (Paperback) USD : Unforgettable (Book 2)

Amazon (Paperback) : Undeniable (Book 3)

My Previous Review(s) for this Author : Misplaced Princess

My Previous Mention(s) of this Author's Books/Characters : The Books I'm Thankful For (so far) in 2017

Author's Novel Extras : ​Chapter One of UNDENIABLE

Author's Series Extras :

Book Teaser(s) :
I plan to one day own a rescue mutt of indecipherable parentage and call him Puss-Cat, just to mess with people's heads. ~ within Chapter 1 - titled 'Caden'
If anyone tells you love makes you invincible, tell them they're full of shit. Love makes you paranoid and insecure and nervous you're going to fuck it all up and lose the best thing that's ever happened to you. ~ within Chapter 5 - titled 'Caden'

For more information on this book, series, and/or any other books by Cherie, then please check out her Amazon Acct.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Feasted On: Calling It Series, Book 1 | #BookReview @jendoyleink

- This is an ARC book - Available Formats through Amazon: Paperback - Pages: 384; Kindle Edition - File Size: 1458 KB | Expected Release Date: April 11, 2016 | Publisher: Carina Press | Obtained: NetGalley

"Calling It" [Calling It Series, Book 1] by Jen Doyle

Author's Book Description : Baseball player Nathan Hawkins needs to get away from Chicago. After a near career-ending car accident and with paparazzi surrounding his penthouse, Nate can only think of one place to go: home. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he’s not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better.

Librarian Dorie Donelli never thought she’d get to meet her fantasy man in person–much less while she’s wearing her bathrobe. To her surprise, her nearly naked run-in with Nate leads to more unclothed encounters. But Dorie is sure their fling is only temporary. As long as she remembers he’ll be gone once his life gets back on track, she won’t get hurt. In the meantime, she throws herself into enjoying their three weeks together before he has to report for spring training and go back to his old life.

For Nate, being with Dorie is the only time in months that he finds himself smiling. Laughing. And he has no intention of letting that go. He might even befalling in love…if only Dorie will let him say the words. What they have isn’t just a dream, but the start of a dream come true.

My Book Review : 4 out of 5 stars! A top playing baseball catcher goes home during his off-season with hopes of straightening out his life. Though who he finds to help him along the way is the one woman that he can't seem to get enough of and who doesn't want anything more from him other than a fling? Can he prove to her that they'll be able to last?

This hilariously drama filled contemporary romance was unexpected yet has a "down to earth" feel to it too. I enjoyed the build-up this plot has, while I was thoroughly entertained by its characters. It’s a wonderful baseball romance that reminded me a bit of Ms. Tan's “The Hot Streak.”

Like Nate (Nathan), I LOVED the way he met Dorie (Lucinda). They have a light hilarity between them that carries through this novel and draws its readers into their relationship even more. Yet, it was their intense connection that moved me and had me rooting for them from the beginning.

My only wish was that the last four chapters were written better so I could've liked Dorie more. I understand she was scared but she took the drama to a level that it really didn't need to go.

Nevertheless, I DO recommend this novel for those wanting a unique contemporary baseball romance.

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Calling It
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Author's Novel Extras : ​Calling It [Book 1] - Overview & Excerpt

Author's Series Extras : Called Up [Book 2] - Overview & Excerpt | ​Called Out [Book 3] - Overview

Book Teaser(s) :
That she'd managed not to lay herself down on that bed and invite him to join her was a miracle. Either that or the dumbest thing she'd ever done in her entire life.
Really. A night with Nate Hawkins? Who turned down a chance like that?
Dorie Donelli, apparently. ~ within Chapter 4
She fell into him, gripping his shoulders as his hands went to her hips. His eyes locked on to hers and everything came to a thundering halt as the earth stopped spinning on its axis. The building could have fallen down around them and he wouldn't have cared. He has to count to ten in Japanese, for fuck's sake, in order not to dip his head down and kiss her. No, claim her.
Two days, he'd known her. Two days. ~ within Chapter 9

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