Monthly Archives:: June 2014

Jun 24
Book Review: Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal

Book Review: Jennifer Haymore’s The Rogue’s Proposal

I wasn’t a fan of Jennifer Haymore’s debut, A Hint Wicked and as a fan of historical romance, I decided to give her another try. Unfortunately, The Rouge’s Proposal had potential to be an intriguing romance with a hint of mystery, but it falls flat. Character development is weak and by the time we get to the ending, I’m still not sure I knew the characters well enough to say that I liked them. Emma Curtis is a widow and her father blames her for losing his fortune because her husband makes a bad business deal. Carrying that weight, she opts to make things better by searching for Roger Morton. Lucas Hawkins lives in the shadow of his brother, the Duke of Trent. He has some dark secret that made… Read more »

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Jun 23
Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s The Millionaire Affair

Book Review: Jessica Lemmon’s The Millionaire Affair

Jessica Lemmon’s The Millionaire Affair is the third book in her Love in the Balance series and it’s her best to date! If you haven’t read any of the books in the series, never fear! It’s not necessary to have read them in order to enjoy The Millionaire Affair and besides, it’s a perfect excuse to read her backlist because you’ll be left wanting more. We have good character development. Kimber Reynolds accepts the short term position as a live in nanny in order to buy out her ex-boyfriend from the business they co-own. She’s very capable and one that works hard, but also realizes she may be in over her head. While she’s not one to easily ask for help, she’s not one to turn away when it is… Read more »

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Jun 20
Cover Reveal: Sophie Jordan’s Wild

Cover Reveal: Sophie Jordan’s Wild

Sophie Jordan fans! Here’s the cover for the third book in her Ivy Chronicle series. Have you read the books? * * * Title: Wild Author: Sophie Jordan Series: Ivy Chronicles #3 Publication date: November 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: A good girl goes bad in the third and final book in New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s sexy New Adult romance series—where three Ivy League suite-mates testing their boundaries as they seek higher knowledge of just how far they can go. Months after her boyfriend dumped her, Georgia can still hear the insults he hurled at her. Boring. Predictable. Tame. Tired of feeling bad, she’s ready to change her image, and go a little wild. What better way to prove her ex wrong than a hot night of… Read more »

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Jun 19
Cover Reveal: Gwen Jones’ Kiss Me, Captain

Cover Reveal: Gwen Jones’ Kiss Me, Captain

I have a cover reveal for Gwen Jones’ Kiss Me, Captain! Another billionaire hero, but the synopsis sounds really interesting! * * * Title: Kiss Me, Captain Author: Gwen Jones Publication date: August 2014 Genre: Contemporary Romance Synopsis: French billionaire Marcel Mercier loves women. And there’s a string of broken hearts across two continents to prove it. But as CEO of Mercier Shipping, he’s got more important things to worry about … like why the charter company he just purchased in the United States is suddenly the center of an international media firestorm. Now that big, bad Mercier Shipping owns Captain Dani Lloyd’s ship, she’s sure her job is at stake. But she won’t go down without a fight—even if it means chaining herself to the mast of the Esther… Read more »

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Jun 12
Cover Reveal: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Cover Reveal: Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover

Wow-I’m speechless at how gorgeous the cover for Sarah MacLean’s Never Judge a Lady by her Cover is! I’m even more excited for this book after reading the synopsis and I think you will too! First we have a cover reveal. It’s gorgeous! * * * Title: Never Judge a Lady by Her Cover Author: Sarah MacLean Series: The Rules of Scoundrels #4 Publication date: November 2014 Genre: Historical Romance Synopsis: RITA Award winning author, Sarah MacLean, reveals the identity of The Fallen Angel’s final scoundrel in the spectacular conclusion to her New York Times bestselling Rules of Scoundrels series… By day, she is Lady Georgiana, sister to a duke, ruined before her first season in the worst kind of scandal. But the truth is far more shocking-in London’s darkest… Read more »

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Jun 11
Book Riot Quarterly Box 3

Book Riot Quarterly Box 3

I’ve been wanting to subscribe to Book Riot’s Quarterly box since it was first announced. I forgot to sign up for the first box and by the time the second box was available to order, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take a chance because I wasn’t wowed by the first box. If you’re wondering about the boxes, Stephanie over at Inspiring Insomnia has a great write up of the first and the second box. Ultimately, I did subscribe to the third book and thought it was an okay box. I’ll admit to being excited about the book theme and their reasoning for doing such a package. That being the books most people are a bit hesistant to try which included YA, fantasy, and romance. It’s a good idea,… Read more »

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Jun 09
Book Review: Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child

Book Review: Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child

I’ve been waiting since October 2013 to read Molly O’Keefe’s Wild Child because I was notified I’d be receiving a copy via LibraryThing’s Early Reviewers program, but I didn’t actually receive a copy until April. I’ll be truthful, I struggled to finish it and while it’s my first O’Keefe novel, it won’t be my last. Character development is a bit weak. Monica Appleby is America’s “Wild Child” and her antics would make the antics of today’s Hollywood young stars look like a walk in the park. As an adult, she’s moved on from that and has become a successful author. As a character, I liked her, but it was difficult to really get to know her. I understand why she kept to herself, but I wanted her to be a… Read more »

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Jun 02
Book Review: Rainbow Rowell’s Landline

Book Review: Rainbow Rowell’s Landline

Rainbow Rowell’s Landline was just a delight to read! I’ve been in a strange reading funk and devoured this book in a few days. While I could have read it in one sitting, I decided to get lost and really enjoy it. This is my second Rowell book and it won’t be my last! I enjoyed Eleanor and Park and I’ve had some trepidation picking up Fangirl, but since reading Landline I know not to fear anything. We have great character development. Georgie is a hardworking mother of two girls who dreams of having her own successful show. When a lifetime opportunity lands on her lap, she has to make the painful decision of work or her family. I liked really Georgie and believe any female reader will be able… Read more »

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Jun 01
Challenge Accepted: Michael Olajide, Jr’s Sleekify

Challenge Accepted: Michael Olajide, Jr’s Sleekify

In early January of this year, I received a copy of Michael Olajide, Jr.’s Sleekify from Random House (he’s the guy who trains Adriana Lima, the beautiful Victoria Secret’s model). I’ve been waiting to see what others say about his book and really want to take what he says and use it. About a year ago, I suffered an injury to my left thigh (pulled a muscle in the back) and sort of didn’t bother working out afterwards because it was too painful. By then I had lost about 60 pounds and even though the weight loss was pretty much stalled, I was losing inches and clothes fit better, but it’s easy to get discouraged when you aren’t seeing the scale move. I’ve been wanting to get back into working… Read more »

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Jun 01

Postscript: May 2014

May was rather quiet around here and apologize for that. As some of you know, I did go on a mini hiatus but only because I was going to be traveling for a week and then I got back and promptly got sick again. I have been reading and I’m currently trying to work my schedule around to write those 10 or so reviews and come up with interview questions, etc. June should be really interesting because at work we’re getting ready for an inspection (the joys of working non-profit and receiving government money) and I’m scoring student essays for a few hours each evening for a scoring company (just a few weeks and then it’s over). Hopefully during my downtime at work I can squeeze in some blogging. 😉… Read more »

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