WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday – 6/20/18

WWW is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What I’m Currently Reading

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. I just started it this morning. I watched the Netflix movie “The Set Up” and it kind of reminds of me of that so far.

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What I Recently Finished

Cowboy Up by Harper Sloan. Honestly the best book of the series.

cowboy up

Getting Schooled by Emma Chase. LOVED this book. Full review will be published next week.

getting schooled

Dr. ER by Max Monroe. Another good book, but I didn’t love the heroine as much in this one.

dr. er

Personal Delivery by Ainsley Booth. This was a very cute read.

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What I Plan to Read Next

I’m not sure. I have one ARC I have to read by the end of next week, so that for sure and then it’s up for grabs!!!

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What is on your list this week?

Happy reading.

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Other Memes

Mid Year Freak Out Tag

Mid Year Freak Out Tag

I can’t believe this year is almost half over! It has FLOWN by. I saw this tag and thought it would be fun, so here we go….


Best book you’ve read yet in 2018

Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn. I LOVED this book. It was so funny.

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Best sequel you’ve read so far in 2018

 

Two Wedding Crashers by Meghan Quinn.  A sequel that was just as good as the first.

two wedding crashers


New release you haven’t read yet but want to

Stay with Me by Kristen Proby. One of my favorite series of all time.

stay with me


 

Most anticipated release for the second half of the year

Kissing Jenna by Kristen Proby (notice a trend?)

kissing jenna


Biggest Disappointment

Hard to pick one, but I’ve read some real bad books from Netgalley. Certainly not knocking Netgalley, because I have also read some good books as well. The worst was probably Accidentally in Love. It was clearly translated from another language and it was done poorly.


Biggest surprise

Something So Unscripted by Natasha Madison. I absolutely loved this beautiful story.

Something So Unscripted Ebook


 

Favorite new author

 

If I’m just doing new to me authors this year, then Danielle Norman. I’ve read two of her books this year.


Newest fictional crush

 

Zack Morrow from Something So Unscripted. LOVED him. (see above)


Newest favorite character

Noely Clark from Three Blind Dates. God, that girl was funny.


 

Book that made you cry

Something So Unscripted made me cry hard. It’s such a beautiful book. You should read it.


Book that made you happy

 

Personal Delivery by Ainsley Booth. Just a sweet story with no drama.

personal delivery


Favorite book to film adaptation

I have seen nothing this year:(


 

Favorite post you have done this year

Not sure but I have found a new meme I really like called Music Monday. Coming up with a new song every week for that has been fun.


Most beautiful book you’ve brought this year

 

I don’t buy books, but the prettiest cover of a book I I’ve read is An Imperfect Heart by Amie Knight.

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What books do you need to read by the end of the year

All the ARC’s I’ve signed up for!! I’m so close to being caught up – it’s very exciting!!

Since I wasn’t tagged, I’m not going to tag anyone. If you’d like to do it, enjoy!!

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Music Monday – 6/18/18

Rules from Lauren:
Every Monday share one or two of songs you’ve been enjoying lately.  It doesn’t have to be a specific genre, new, or one of your favorites – just something you’d like to share with others.  If possible, share a music or lyric video of the song and your thoughts on the song(s), artist(s), and/or music video(s).

If you would like to participate in Music Monday, please join the link up by sharing your post’s url over at this week’s post on Always Me.


It’s Monday and I have a great song for you all today – I hope you like it as much as I do.

Springsteen by Eric Church

This song is about how a song brings you back to a memory – this happens to me all the time! Music is a huge part of my life and I will hear a song that reminds me of a scene in a movie or an event in my life and it always makes me smile.

When I think about you, I think about seventeen
I think about my old jeep
I think about the stars in the sky
Funny how a melody sounds like a memory
Like the soundtrack to a July Saturday night, Springsteen

Enjoy!

Happy Monday!

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Cover Reveals/Blitzes

Cover Reveal ~ Handle with Care by Nina Croft

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“Heat, heart and plenty of happy sighs.”

— Avery Flynn, USA Today bestselling author

Handle with Care, an all-new romantic standalone from Nina Croft is coming July 30th, and we have the gorgeous new cover!

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Synopsis

What if all you want is the one thing you can’t have?

First grade teacher Emily Towson always does the right thing. The sensible thing. But in her dreams, she does bad, bad things with the town’s baddest boy: Tanner O’Connor. But when he sells her grandmother a Harley, fantasy is about to meet a dose of reality.

And then he goes and calls her “sensible”…

Tanner can’t believe sweet Emily is standing in his shop. Yelling and waving her hands and looking so god damn sexy he’s having trouble focusing. He’d spent two hard years in prison, with only the thought of this “good girl” to keep him sane.

He really should send her away…

Before either one thinks though, they’re naked and making memories on his tool bench with apparently the oldest condom in history. Now Tanner’s managed to knock-up the town’s “good girl” and she’s going to lose her job over some stupid “morality clause” if he doesn’t step up.

But can this bad boy teach his good girl they’re perfect for each other in time?

Pre-order now: http://bit.ly/HandleWithCareNC

Add to GoodReads: https://bit.ly/2I00i3Q

About Nina:

Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time huddled under the blankets dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever.

At the age of eighteen, in an attempt to turn dreams into reality, she headed south in search of the sun. She quickly picked up the perfect husband along the way, and developed a taste for red wine and holidays in warm places.

Soon holidays weren’t enough, and together they volunteered to work in Africa where they both discovered a love of traveling and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever the money ran out.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain where they bought the small almond farm they now call home.

No electricity, no neighbors, no chocolate shops, but on the plus side, stunning scenery, a vineyard to make her own red wine, and far enough away from anywhere to satisfy Nina’s hermit tendencies. She shares the farm with her husband, and an ever increasing number of animals, including Piggles, a three-legged Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

Nina now spends her days riding her mare Gencianna under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

She still travels, but usually only in her imagination, and can often be found lying under a fig tree, wine in hand, plotting stories of love in faraway places.

Nina believes love can come to anyone, anytime, anywhere and her books reflect this.

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Connect with Nina:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2tfcnwY

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Nina.Croft.author

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Nina_Croft

Website: http://www.ninacroft.com

GoodReads: https://bit.ly/2et92AW

Stay up to date with Nina by joining her mailing list today: http://www.ninacroft.com/sign-up-page/

Romance Books

Dr. ER by Max Monroe

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Title: Dr. ERotic
Author: Max Monroe
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Loaned to me by a blogging friend (thanks Deanna)

 

Goodreads Summary

Dr. Erotic.
That’s what they’ve decided to call me, Scott Shepard, the head of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.
Just thinking about it makes me smile.
As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women.

Well, that was my plan.

Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige.
A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly, she’s everything I thought I never wanted and then some.
She drives me crazy.
Problem is, she doesn’t want to be anything when it comes to me—not friends, not lovers, not even adversaries.
God, I love a good challenge.
Get ready, Harlow. Love is contagious.

Review

I have read several of Max Monroe’s books and LOVE her male characters – this book was no exception. Unfortunately, I had a hard time connecting to the female character in this book.

Harlow is a columnist at Gossip, a smut rag.  She writes about celebrities and local folks in NY, and has found that her newest topic, Scott Shepard, AKA Dr. Erotic, is very interesting.

Scott Shepard is the head of the ER at St. Luke’s hospital in New York. He is a fun guy and has fun at work. He has a ritual before he starts each shift where he sings (which I found adorable). He’s also appearing (along with Will from book 1) in The Doctor is In, a docu-series airing about three doctors at St. Luke’s. Will didn’t love being in the spotlight, but Scott is LOVING it.

One night at the ER, Scott meets a woman who comes in with a head injury. Turns out she was injured during coitus and cut her head. Turns out the woman is Harlow – though when Scott sees her file, he sees her name as Frances (her first name, which she hates). He doesn’t know who she is, so imagine his surprise when he runs into her while at the theater with his mother (Harlow was with her father). Thus begins their friendship.

Scott makes it known early on he’s interested in Harlow. This is where I kind of lost her. In my opinion, she was kind of a bitch to Scott and made him work REALLY hard for her affection. Harlow had a bad relationship where she “lost herself” and gave up too much (her fault) and was afraid to love again (also her fault). She had been in medical school when everything went down with her ex and she gave that up (her fault). I felt that Harlow used her past relationship to blame the problems in her present, which I didn’t care for. I have to say that Harlow is my least favorite of the women I’ve read by Ms. Monroe so far.

Where I didn’t really like Harlow, I LOVED Scott. He was so fun and funny. He was good to his momma even though she was kind of crazy. He had a great bedside manner and was so incredibly thoughtful (he planned a really amazing date for Harlow, and it was one of the sweetest things I’ve read in a long time). He was much more patient than I think a real guy would have been.

I enjoyed the epilogue in this book and will absolutely read the next book in the series. I would recommend this book – maybe you’ll feel different about Harlow.

Happy reading.

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Romance Books

Personal Delivery by Ainsley Booth

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Title: Personal Delivery
Author: Ainsley Booth
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Free on Amazon

 

Goodreads Summary

I recognize the sound of his truck turning off in front of my building.
Not only do I recognize it, but my pulse picks up and I get all hot and bothered. Then I hear the low growl cutting out, followed by the clank of metal as he pulls up the back door to grab my package….
Grab my package?
That sounds so dirty.
Which is probably appropriate given some of the fantasies I’ve had about him.
My obsession with the new, mysterious delivery driver is crazy. Intense. Distracting.
The last thing I need is to be crushing on a six-foot-something distraction with a dirty grin.
But my friends have other plans.

Review

I finally had a break in between ARC’s, and this book has been on my kindle for a while now, so I thought I’d give it a try.

I was instantly sucked into this story and got so lost in it. Jake Aston is a billionaire and his company just purchased SwiftEx (think FedEx) and it’s a mess. Jake decides to pull an “undercover boss” to see where the issues lie. While making deliveries,  he meets Jana, who works from home full time as a greeting card designer. Jake and Jana are instantly attracted to each other, and Jake starts making multiple deliveries to Jana, thanks to her friends.

Turns out that Jake is not a delivery guy but a billionaire. When Jana finds out, she doesn’t go running. She accepts it. There was zero drama in this book, which was surprisingly refreshing. It was just a story about two people who meet and fall and love. There is one problem – Jana lives in Baltimore and Jake lives in New York.

Jana’s friends were very funny, and the banter between Jake and Jana was great. Steamy sex scenes as well.

Overall, this was a fun read (I read this in one day) and I would recommend it.

Happy Friday!

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Cover Reveals/Blitzes

Release Blitz & Review ~ Loyal Subjects by Eva Charles

★★★RELEASE BLITZ!★★★
Loyal Subjects by Eva Charles IS LIVE!!!

GET IT NOW ON YOUR FAVORITE PLATFORM:
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BLURB:

Allegiance, faithfulness, honor…
Loyalty goes by many names.
Emmie Landon is off-limits. She has a young son, works with my brother Jake, and lugs around enough baggage to fill an entire football stadium. But I can’t resist her long, shapely legs and thick, soft curls, begging to be wrapped around my hands.
Mark Harrington is too-everything. Too good looking, too funny, too charming, too brutally honest, too impulsive. He’s accustomed to getting his way, and never afraid to throw down the gauntlet. So what if I can’t stop thinking about his devilish blue eyes and his lip-smacking happy trail?
He needs someone to love.
She needs someone to love her.
Two seemingly incompatible lives…
Two hearts capable of total devotion.
**Despite being volume five in The New American Royals Series, Loyal Subjects may be read and enjoyed as a standalone contemporary romance.**

About Eva

After being a confirmed city-girl for more than thirty-five years, Eva moved to beautiful Western Massachusetts in 2014. There, she found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she’d been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into romantic tales.
When she’s not writing, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you’ve ever seen, Eva’s creating chapters in her own love story.

Find Eva Online!
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2q6oyfy
Bookbub: http://bit.ly/2tLuRU9
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/evacharlesauthor
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2pp37ab
Twitter: https://twitter.com/evacharles37
Website: http://www.evacharles.com


Review

4 out of 5 stars

I love series about families, so I’m not sure how I hadn’t heard of this series before. I will be going back to read the first four books (all standalones) when I finally catch up on my ARC’s.

Emmie Landon is a single mom to an 8-year old son and works for a pro football team. One of the players on the team, Jake Harrington, invites Emmie and her son Teddy to his family cottage to swim and play on the beach with his big family. While at the cottage, Emmie runs into Jake’s brother Mark, who is playing with Teddy, who had walked away while Emmie was changing (he wasn’t supposed to).

Emmie has had a very hard life. Neglected and abandoned at an early age have left her with major trust issues and overly protective of her son. She also doesn’t have many people to rely on besides her mother-in-law, whom she moves with her to Boston with her to help raise her son. Her MIL, Ruth, is a pretty awful character (you’ll understand why when you read – I won’t spoil). Her awfulness is understandable but not justifiable.

Mark has had a very different upbringing. A close knit family with siblings and cousins all around him. He is very protective, and instantly wants more with Emmie and Teddy. Emmie is very reluctant to start something with Mark, despite the fact that she really likes him and is quickly becoming tight with his family.

Emmie’s insecurities wore thin for me pretty quickly. She was a likeable character, and even after being shown she could trust and love Mark, she had a hard time with it.  Mark, on the other hand, was a great character, who was full of love and life. He was great with Teddy and did everything he could to make Teddy and Emmie happy.

There were a few side stories that weren’t resolved and needed to be. One revolved around Jake (it was briefly mentioned but that’s all) and the other involved Ruth. The one with Ruth really needed to be addressed and it just wasn’t. I found that strange and unsatisfying.

I liked the epilogue a lot – it did close a few storylines nicely.

This was my first Eva Charles book and it won’t be my last.

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