Lots of dudes on covers

I’m linking this post to Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. This week was a bit all over the place for me. I wound up getting sick again later in the week. Which really sucked. Especially since later that night I was attending a Mamma Mia! play with a few friends. Thankfully, I rallied and was able to go and have been feeling good since. Cross your fingers for me.

Yesterday the Mister and I took a drive up north to go to a craft store. While we were out there, I wanted to check out a local nursery… you know, just to see what they had. Big mistake. Or was it? We wound up walking out with five new plants. We then proceeded to discus how we were going to get all these plants to our new place, which is a few hours away, while driving back home.

Oh, and I also joined a book club with some people on Instagram. I just managed to catch a IG story from a book blogger I follow who was asking if anyone would be interested in joining a romance book club. Um… hello! Yes, please! I’ve been wanting to join a romance book club, but have never been able to find one.

 

 

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Review: Getting Schooled by Emma Chase

Getting Schooled
(Getting Some #1)
by Emma Chase
Publisher: self published
Publication date: June 26, 2018
Genre: Romance
Rating:

Head of the class…

Garrett Daniels has this whole life thing figured out.

The cocky, charismatic former high school star quarterback is an idolized football coach and “cool” teacher in the hometown where he’s not just a golden boy—he’s platinum. He has good friends, a great house on the lake, and the best damn sidekick a man could ask for: Snoopy, the albino beagle.

Then…Callie Carpenter comes home.

And knocks him right on his tight end zone.

Back to school…

Callie has a pretty sweet life herself…on the other side of the country. But circumstances—that she’d prefer to never speak of again—have brought her back home, helping out her parents and substitute teaching at her old high school.

Now she’s facing bickering, raging hormones, constant gossip, awkward weirdness, and drama galore…and that’s just the teachers.

Just like old times…

When Garrett offers to show his former high school sweetheart the secrets of his winning teacher ways, Callie jumps at the chance—and then has to stop herself from jumping him.

Good friends are all they can ever be.

Or…these teachers just might end up getting schooled—hard—by love.

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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Bring Me Their Hearts
(Bring Me Their Hearts #1)
by Sara Wolf
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: June 5, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

Zera is a Heartless – the immortal, unageing soldier of a witch. Bound to the witch Nightsinger ever since she saved her from the bandits who murdered her family, Zera longs for freedom from the woods they hide in. With her heart in a jar under Nightsinger’s control, she serves the witch unquestioningly.

Until Nightsinger asks Zera for a Prince’s heart in exchange for her own, with one addendum; if she’s discovered infiltrating the court, Nightsinger will destroy her heart rather than see her tortured by the witch-hating nobles.

Crown Prince Lucien d’Malvane hates the royal court as much as it loves him – every tutor too afraid to correct him and every girl jockeying for a place at his darkly handsome side. No one can challenge him – until the arrival of Lady Zera. She’s inelegant, smart-mouthed, carefree, and out for his blood. The Prince’s honor has him quickly aiming for her throat.

So begins a game of cat and mouse between a girl with nothing to lose and a boy who has it all.

Winner takes the loser’s heart.

Literally.

 

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Review: Omega by Jus Accardo

Omega
(The Infinity Division #2)
by Jus Accardo
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: Aug. 1, 2017
Genre: SciFi Young Adult
Rating:

One mistake can change everything. Ashlyn Calvert finds that out the hard way when a bad decision leads to the death of her best friend, Noah Anderson.

Only Noah isn’t really gone. Thanks to his parents’ company, the Infinity Division, there is a version of him skipping from one dimension to another, set on revenge for the death of his sister, Kori. When a chance encounter brings him face-to-face with Ash, he’s determined to resist the magnetic pull he’s felt for her time and time again. Because falling for Ash puts his mission in danger.

But there’s more going on in Ash’s alternate universe than either of them knows: a mysterious project called Omega. A conspiracy spanning multiple Earths and revolving around none other than Ash. Its creators would do anything to keep Omega secret…

Anything.

 

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One crazy week

I’m linking this post to Sunday Post, Stacking the Shelves, and It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

 

I’m back home, and boy am I exhausted. Am I the only one who feels like they need a vacation after their vacation? Since we live across the country from our families, we only fly home every couple of years or so. Last week we flew home for my niece’s high school graduation. We pretty much hit the ground running. We had something going on every single day we were there. On our first day there, we went to a local baseball game and watched their Friday night fireworks. Then Saturday we went to a local racetrack (something my father loves to do when we are in town). Sunday was my niece’s graduation topped off with a Paramore concert. Monday was a relaxing day at the spa with my best friend. And those are just the main events that happened. That doesn’t count all the trips to the stores, dying my niece’s hair, having people over, and just trying to fit everything in within a week span. It was great getting to see my family and watching my niece graduate, but between you and me… I’m so glad to be home.

Since I’ve been gone, I haven’t really been doing much reading. I started reading Getting Schooled on the trip out to NY but once we landed and I had no time to read, I completely detached from the story. So I need to pick that one up and restart it. While in NY my best friend gave me a signed copy of Total Cat Mojo and I started reading that on our trip home. Needless to say, I started two books, and didn’t finish either of them.

I also didn’t take any bookish photos for Instagram while I was gone, nor did I get a chance to post any of the photos I took prior to leaving. I wasn’t joking when I said that there was no time. As it was, the little bits I was sharing on my IG stories were just snippets of what was going on while I was there. Although, I hate it when people play on their phones while out and about, so I kept my updates to a minimum.

 

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Review: All the Little Lights by Jamie McGuire

All the Little Lights
by Jamie McGuire
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication date: May 29, 2018
Rating:

The first time Elliott Youngblood spots Catherine Calhoun, he’s just a boy with a camera, and he’s never seen a sadder and more beautiful sight. Both Elliott and Catherine feel like outcasts, yet they find an easy friendship with each other. But when Catherine needs him most, Elliott is forced to leave town.

Elliott finally returns, but he and Catherine are now different people. He’s a star high school athlete, and she spends all her free time working at her mother’s mysterious bed-and-breakfast. Catherine hasn’t forgiven Elliott for abandoning her, but he’s determined to win back her friendship…and her heart.

Just when Catherine is ready to fully trust Elliott, he becomes the prime suspect in a local tragedy. Despite the town’s growing suspicions, Catherine clings to her love for Elliott. But a devastating secret that Catherine has buried could destroy whatever chance of happiness they have left.

 

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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Princess Of Draga by Emma Dean

Princess Of Draga
(Draga Court #1)
by Emma Dean
Publisher: Self-published
Publication date: Oct. 17, 2017
Genre: Sci-Fi Romance

In the first book of the Draga Court series, Princess Adelina’s coming-of-age party will declare to the worlds she is finally eligible to wed. All she wants is to serve her people and the crown with honor, but when a dangerously attractive prince from another galaxy – one who they all thought was dead – arrives with warnings of monstrosities and war, will her feelings put her in a position where she has to choose between her people and love?

The Draga Court series is a beautiful combination of fantasy and space opera set in a faraway future where humans have altered their genetics to save their species from their destructive natures. Dominance and rank weave a complicated dance among the galaxy’s society where a true submissive has to find her place, and learn the true meaning of power and love.

 

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Review: Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend by Kerri Carpenter

Her Super-Secret Rebound Boyfriend
by Kerri Carpenter
Publisher: Entangled
Publication date: June 11, 2018
Genre: Romance
Rating:

It wasn’t shy librarian Lola McBride’s idea to crash someone else’s high school reunion. Her best friend made her do it, insisting that having a little fun with a super-hot rebound would make her forget about her recent breakup. That’s when she meets the hottest guy she’s ever seen.

Architect Luke Erickson had no idea attending his ten-year reunion would turn out to be so fun. He catches the sexy brunette in a lie, and he counters with a proposal—He’ll keep her secret if she helps get his family off his back by pretending to be his girlfriend at an upcoming family reunion.

From one reunion to another, Lola and Luke are suddenly spending a lot of time together. Good thing they’re only pretending, or this super-secret relationship could get really complicated.

 

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Review: Burning Bright by Chris Cannon

Burning Bright
(Going Down in Flames #5)
by Chris Cannon
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Publication date: June 4, 2018
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Rating:

Bryn is back for her senior year at the Institute for Excellence, also known as shape-shifting dragon school. She isn’t sure which is scarier, the life-force sucking dragons stalking campus or the fact that she’s officially betrothed to Jaxon, a guy who will never love her. Not that she could ever love him, either… That’s just ridiculous.

Senior year should be fun. Her parents are alive, she’s finally fitting in, and she’s learning how to be a Medic. But what’s with Jaxon giving her strange looks? He runs hot and cold, and he doesn’t even have the excuse of being a hybrid fire-and-ice-breathing dragon like her. One minute they’re having a great time and the next, she wants to blast a fireball at his head. The marriage contract of doom looms over them–unless this match not made in heaven kindles a flame…

 

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Sneak Peek Wednesday: Shadow Lilies by Lee Ann Ward (Giveaway)

Shadow Lilies
(The Shadow Lilies Book 1)
by Lee Ann Ward
Publisher: Evernight Teen
Publication date: Aug. 2, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Mystery

Sixteen-year-old Julia Reynolds struggles with her parents’ gypsy lifestyle and the urgent need to find out what happened to her missing cousin, Aubree. Soon Julia stumbles upon the mystery surrounding the Ursuline Convent in New Orleans, its banned third floor, and the blessed nails that seal its windows shut.

Solving the mystery of the Ursuline and blogging the story to the entire free world could gain more interest in the disappearance of Aubree. But there’s just one catch: the others who have explored this mystery have one thing in common…they’re all dead.

Things get even more complicated when Julia falls for Ryan Grandle, the hottest guy in her school, and he falls right back. Will she really risk her life and new love to explore an unsolved mystery for the story that could save her cousin? Turns out, staring death straight in the face is just the beginning.

 

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