4.30.2014

April Wrap-up

April was a great month! I had family come in town to celebrate Easter. I don't know who had more fun the kids or the "big" kids. As far as May it's my birthday month [yay!!] and my last year in my 30’s. I’ve never freaked out about my age to me it’s just a number. I’ll be celebrating with family over Memorial weekend. It’s also what I consider the kick off to summer. Cant wait to dive into all the fab summer reads that will be coming out soon. Speaking of books it’s about that time to share what I’ve read, bought, received from publishers this last month and of course a little music thrown in for good measure.


What I’ve read this month… 
*Choosing You by Allie Everhart
The Art of Floating by Kristin Bair O’Keeffe
Perfectly Broken by Prescott Lane
*Love and other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan
After the Storm by Marie Landry
We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
*- my super faves = BUY IT!



Received from publishers [physical books]…







The Matchmaker by Elin Hilderbrand
Shaking out the Dead by K.M. Cholewa







The House on Mermaid Point by Wendy Max  
It Happened One Wedding by Julie James
Make you Mine by Macy Beckett [not pictured]




Received via NetGalley/Edelweiss…

Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid    
Driftwood by Elizabeth Dutton
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
We are the Goldens by Dana Reinhardt
One Plus One by JoJo Moyes
In a Handful of Dust by Mindy McGinnis
Little Mercies by Heather Gudenkauf
The Right Thing by Amy Conner
Kiss Kill Vanish by Jessica Martinez



Won...
On Grace by Susie Orman Schnall [via Goodreads]
Four Friends by Robyn Carr [via RT Book Reviews]

What I’ve purchased… [all Kindle]
A Land More Kind than Home by Wiley Cash 
Vintage by Susan Gloss 
Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter by Tom Franklin 
The Promise of Stardust by Priscille Sibley






Free Kindle reads…
Stolen Breaths by Pamela Sparkman
Just One Day by Sharla Lovelace
Sweet Water by Christina Baker Kline






I've been in my 90's R&B mood

WoW [70]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

**Don't forget to enter my giveaway of a copy of The Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi. Click here to enter.

Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
Expected Publication: September 9, 2014
Publisher: Greenwillow Books

Synopsis...
On the day Liz Emerson tries to die, they had reviewed Newton’s laws of motion in physics class. Then, after school, she put them into practice by running her Mercedes off the road.

Why? Why did Liz Emerson decide that the world would be better off without her? Why did she give up? Vividly told by an unexpected and surprising narrator, this heartbreaking and nonlinear novel pieces together the short and devastating life of Meridian High’s most popular junior girl. Mass, acceleration, momentum, force—Liz didn’t understand it in physics, and even as her Mercedes hurtles toward the tree, she doesn’t understand it now. How do we impact one another? How do our actions reverberate? What does it mean to be a friend? To love someone? To be a daughter? Or a mother? Is life truly more than cause and effect?

Why I Can’t Wait…
It looks like an interesting read and like the sense of mystery around it. Can’t wait to get my hands on it!

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4.29.2014

Review: Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones

Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
Published: May 8, 2012 [Paperback]
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Format: purchased copy
Rating: 4/5

With the opening line of "Silver Sparrow," "My father, James Witherspoon, is a bigamist," author Tayari Jones unveils a breathtaking story about a man's deception, a family's complicity, and the two teenage girls caught in the middle. Set in a middle-class neighborhood in Atlanta in the 1980s, the novel revolves around James Witherspoon's two families--the public one and the secret one. When the daughters from each family meet and form a friendship, only one of them knows they are sisters. It is a relationship destined to explode.

My Thoughts
Silver Sparrow is a read that sucks you in from the very start. It’s a tale of two families, lies, heartache and deceit. James Witherspoon is married but falls for another woman and has a daughter with her. He isn’t a bad man or father by any means so it’s hard to hate or believe that he has done such an awful thing. He was a man who simply fell for two completely different women and couldn’t let go of either one. Only one of his “families” knows the other exists, they live in the same city on opposite sides. One day the curiosity of Dana, his “secret daughter" gets the best of her and when she and Chaurisse happen to cross paths she can’t help herself. Dana befriends Chaurisse wanting to know why her dad can openly claim that one and not her. She is jealous and hates that she is a secret. She feels unwanted and second best. On the other hand Chaurisse is living a good life with both her parents unaware that her daddy has this secret that would hurt her to the core if she ever found out, once this secret web of lies unfolds everything will hit the roof like no one can imagine.


I loved this story from the very first page. I enjoyed how it was told in parts, Dana’s and Chaurisse’s points of view. We get to see how each one lives and what they know and don’t know. We get to see for ourselves how each “family” deals and interacts with James. Does he treat them different or is it just how Dana sees things since she knows his secret? Although Dana’s actions at first might have been a tad shady she does start to like her sister and hates that she thought otherwise. Tayari Jones weaves the perfect tale of lies and deceit but most importantly that of family. While this read is the telling of James and his actions its core is that of his daughters. They are the ones who are “paying” for his actions. They are innocent players in his game of lies. They are victims of sorts in my opinion, they never asked to be put into this situation yet they are ones who are being short changed. All in all I highly recommend this story, you will not be able to let it go once you start it’s definitely worth the read.

4.28.2014

Review: Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

Where the Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller
Published: September 24, 2013
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Format: Kindle purchased
Challenges: 2014 TBR Pile
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis
Stolen as a child from her large and loving family, and on the run with her mom for more than ten years, Callie has only the barest idea of what normal life might be like. She's never had a home, never gone to school, and has gotten most of her meals from laundromat vending machines. Her dreams are haunted by memories she’d like to forget completely. But when Callie’s mom is finally arrested for kidnapping her, and Callie’s real dad whisks her back to what would have been her life, in a small town in Florida, Callie must find a way to leave the past behind. She must learn to be part of a family. And she must believe that love--even with someone who seems an improbable choice--is more than just a possibility.

My Thoughts
This was my first Trish Doller experience and what an awesome one at that! It’s a story of love, starting over, and trying to find your place. Callie is a young girl who had to grow up way too soon. She is her own caretaker since her mom is either drunk, out of her mind or with a new man. Callie had to learn to manage things all by herself and simply learn to survive on her own. She has dealt with things that no child should have to go through. She learns that her mom has kidnapped her and now has to deal with the aftermath. While she is torn by her mom’s betrayal, she has to reconnect with a father she doesn’t remember. Her new life begins and she has to learn to live with her dad and his new family and find her place in it. It’s all new to her, people caring, looking out for her and of course discipline. She goes from being alone to now having this large family and it becomes too much for her. She soon starts looking for love or at least a physical companion and finds it with someone who turns out to be closer to home than she realizes.


This read is all about second chances. Trish Doller is an extraordinary writer who works a storyline like no other. She weaves a story of pain and love and how both are way more intertwined than we can imagine. Sometimes love no matter how twisted to some, is better than no love at all. Although Callie knows her mother has issues and what she has done was wrong she is still her mother. She still loves her and is afraid to be apart from her. The pain I felt for Callie was so overwhelming. This life is all she has ever known and is somewhat scared of learning anything else. In a way she feels as if she doesn’t deserve it, the love and acceptance and most important the possibility of what is out there for her. The book made me see that how we are raised or even our environment doesn’t determine ones future. We are worth so much more than what others might think, we have to know we are worthy of love and all the good things that come with it.

4.27.2014

Virtual Tour + Giveaway: The Summer I Wasn't Me by Jessica Verdi

The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi 
Published: April 1, 2014
Format: via NetGalley
Challenge: 2014 NetGalley/Edelweiss
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis
Lexi has a secret.

She never meant for her mom to find out. And now she's afraid that what's left of her family is going to fall apart for good.

Lexi knows she can fix everything. She can change. She can learn to like boys. New Horizons summer camp has promised to transform her life, and there's nothing she wants more than to start over.

But sometimes love has its own path...

My Thoughts
I was really torn while reading The Summer I Wasn’t Me. Seriously there was times when I couldn’t continue reading. This is a story of trying to deal with who you are and at the same time trying to make others happy. Lexi is sent to a “de-gaying” camp by her mother and church after it is revealed she is gay. Lexi is still trying to come to terms with it herself and at the same time dealing with her father’s death and trying to help her mom from falling into a dark hole. She agrees to go thinking maybe this will make her mother snap out of her funk but at the same time she knows it’s a waste of time and money they don't have. I mean seriously $9000?! That’s crazy! Lexi is recovering from her first heartbreak as well after falling for someone who didn’t feel the same way. While at the camp she meets a cast of characters who are all there for different reasons. Some want to be “cured” while others are just going along with it since they have no choice. My favorite character was Matthew. He is funny, witty, so self-assure and proud of whom he is. He butts heads with authority which plays out in a way you must read. Lexi soon finds the strength to be honest with whom she really is. She learns that who she is isn’t wrong and soon finds love again. She confronts her mom and they learn to find a way to understand and accept how things are.


This is a story of love, understanding, and accepting. It’s hard to think that in this day and age we can’t or won’t accept people for who they are. Underneath all the bull we are all the same. We all hurt, love and want to be wanted and accepted. We all have our own opinions of the subject but this is how I feel. I could never turn my back on anyone who simply wants to be themselves. Love’s a wonderful thing, to find someone who loves and accepts you flaws and all is the best thing in the world. We can’t help whom we love and it’s hard enough to find the one so regardless of who it is, shouldn’t we celebrate the fact we’ve found it? 

**GIVEAWAY**
The awesome folks at Sourcebooks are offering a copy of The Summer I Wasn't Me. Simply enter for your chance to win!

4.24.2014

Feature & Follow Friday

Gain new followers and make new friends with the Book Blogger Feature & Follow! If this is your first time here, welcome! You are about to make some new friends and gain new followers -- but you have to know -- the point of this hop is to follow other bloggers also. I follow you, you follow me.

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee's View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it'll allow us to show off more new blogs!

This week’s question…

Any pets? Tell or show us.
No pets. I’m not really an animal person but I have been thinking about the possibility of a dog as of late. I have names picked out either Boo Radley or Atticus Finch. Now I just need to find the ONE.

Feel free to add me however you like…GFC, Bloglovin, Twitter, and/or Goodreads. Be sure to link me up to yours so I can follow back.

4.23.2014

WoW [69]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

When We Fall by Emily Liebert 
Expected Publication: September 2, 2014
Publisher: NAL Trade

Synopsis...
Ready for a fresh start, Allison Parker moves back to her hometown in the suburbs of New York. While she’d once savored the dynamic pace of city life, sadly, it lost its allure after her husband’s untimely death. Now, ready to focus on her art career accompanied by her ten-year-old son, Logan, Allison doesn’t anticipate that her past will resurface. When the wife of her husband’s best friend from summer camp takes her under her wing, things begin to spin out of control.

At one time, Charlotte Crane thought she had it all—a devoted husband, a beautiful little girl, and enough financial security to never have to worry. But behind her perfect facade lie a strained marriage and a fractured relationship with her sister. When new girl Allison arrives in Wincourt, Charlotte welcomes the chance to build a friendship. Before long, Charlotte begins to see her life through Allison’s eyes, and the cracks in her seemingly flawless existence become impossible to ignore.

As Allison heals from the loss of her husband—even wondering if she might be ready to date again—Charlotte feels more distant from her loved ones than ever before. The emerging friendship between the two women appears to be just the antidote both of them so desperately need...until everything falls apart.

Why I Can’t Wait…
I love the whole concept of this book. I love the whole trying to start fresh yet nothing turns out the way you figure thing. Looks like a great read plus I really enjoyed her previous novel You Knew Me When. Now I just have to get my hands on a copy!


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4.22.2014

Book Blast + Giveway: Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell



Summer on the Short Bus by Bethany Crandell  
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Publisher: Running Press Kids
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Synopsis
Spoiled, Versace-clad Cricket Montgomery has seventeen years of pampering under her belt. So when her father decides to ship her off to a summer camp for disabled teens to help her learn some accountability, Cricket resigns herself to three weeks of handicapped hell.

Her sentence takes a bearable turn as she discovers the humor and likeability of the campers and grows close to fellow counselors. Now, if she can just convince a certain Zac Efron look-alike with amazing blue eyes that she finally realizes there's life after Gucci, this summer could turn out to be the best she's ever had.

Summer on the Short Bus is a very non-P.C., contemporary YA with a lot of attitude, tons of laughs, and a little life lesson along the way.

PRAISE:
"Crandell creates a wonderful and relatable protagonist with Cricket but even better than that, she surrounds her with equally relatable, flawed, and real characters...This book is an absolute winner!" – Feathered Quill Book Reviews

“A novel oozing with heart and humanity.” - Ken Baker, E! News correspondent and author of Fangirl and How I Got Skinny, Famous and Fell Madly in Love

“A hilarious and heartwarming ride.” – Jennifer Salvato Doktorski, author of How My Summer Went Up in Flames and Famous Last Words

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Bethany lives in San Diego with her husband, two kiddos (one of whom is differently-abled), and a chocolate lab who has no regard for personal space. She believes that prayer solves problems and that Jake Ryan is going to show up at her door any minute now…. She is represented by Rachael Dugas of Talcott Notch Literary Services.



Giveaway is open Internationally for Gift Card, US Only for Book. | Must be 13+ to Enter

4.21.2014

Blog Tour + Giveaway: Choosing You by Allie Everhart

Choosing You [Jade Series #1] by Allie Everhart
Published: September 23, 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
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Rating: 4/5

Synopsis:
When Jade is given a scholarship to an elite private college in Connecticut, she sees it as a chance to finally escape her painful past and get a fresh start. She’s determined to succeed and that means keeping her focus on school and not guys. But her plan falls apart her first day on campus when Garret, a rich prep school boy with swimmer abs and a perfect smile, offers to help her move in.

Jade tries to push him away, but she can’t deny her attraction to him and Garret won’t let her. Things quickly heat up between them, but then come to a sudden halt when reality hits and Jade realizes that a relationship with Garret may never be possible. He comes from a world of wealth where there are rules, including rules about who he can date. And not following those rules has consequences.

As the two of them try to overcome the obstacles working to keep them apart, Jade is confronted with another challenge. On her 19th birthday, she receives a letter that her now deceased mother wrote years ago. In it are revelations that explain her traumatic childhood but also make her question the past she’s been running from.

Series description:
The Jade Series is a New Adult Romance that follows the relationship of Jade and Garret in their first year of college. In Choosing You, (book 1), Jade and Garret meet on Jade’s first night at Moorhurst College and despite their strong attraction to each other, they’re not allowed to date because of the strict rules that control Garret’s life. In Knowing You, (book 2), Garret breaks the family rules and begins dating Jade. Their relationship grows deeper but issues from Jade’s past complicate matters. Loving You (book 3) shows Jade and Garret growing closer as a couple but also hints at the trouble that lies ahead in Promising You (book 4), in which a new challenge emerges for Garret that could interfere with the future he wants with Jade. Originally, book 4 was the end of the series, but fans wanted to read more about Jade and Garret, so Allie is now in the process of writing Forever You, an all-new, full-length follow-up book to The Jade Series releasing later this spring!

My Thoughts
Choosing You is one of few NA books that I truly fell in love with. It has just the right amount of romance that I crave in a book. The romance between Jade and Garret felt like it grew in real time. The romance wasn’t forced upon us like I have felt with other reads.

While Jade is a character who can seem a bit standoffish at times she is just a girl who wants love but at the same time is afraid to open up and more importantly doesn’t feel as if she deserves it. She has never had anyone really who has loved her unconditionally. When she meets Garret all that she thought and felt about being afraid instantly disappeared. She doesn’t understand that sometimes as hard as you try you can’t help or stop who you fall in love with.

Although Garret and Jade have their obstacles they know they can’t deny their feelings. Life sometimes gives you these challenges and we must just throw caution to the wind and go for it. I’ve always felt you just have to go for it in life, even if you fail at least you know you’ve tried. It’s better to have a lifetime of regret than a lifetime of what ifs.

Choosing You is indeed a story of love but also with a bit of mystery. Was Jade brought to the university for a certain reason? Is someone indeed watching her? These are just some of the answers I hope to get in reading the other books in this wonderful series.

Allie Everhart gives us one of those rare reads that drawn you from the very beginning. She’s got me hooked on a couple that she brings to life like no other could. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series and see what kind of ride Jade and Garret take me on next, they are definetely one of my favorites couples...EVER. This is one that I will tell everyone I know about…IT’S THAT GOOD!
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Allie Everhart writes about dating, love, and romance. She’s also a freelance writer for magazines and websites. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, running, or binge-watching TV shows on DVD. Some of her favorites are Gilmore Girls, Mad Men, Veronica Mars, and Gossip Girl. When writing her novels, Allie likes to drink dark-roast coffee when writing suspense scenes and red wine when writing love scenes. And eating chocolate is good when writing any kind of scene.

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4.18.2014

Review: After the Storm by Marie Landry

After the Storm by Marie Landry 
Published: April 8, 2014
Rating: 3/5

Synopsis
For most people, starting senior year at a new high school would be a nightmare, but for Ella O’Dell it’s the new beginning she desperately needs. Two months after her mother’s death, she’s ready to leave behind the rebellious, unhappy person she became when she found out her mom was dying.

When Ella meets River Maracle and Sadie Fitzgerald, she begins to learn it’s okay to be herself, even if that means being different. River and Sadie aren’t ashamed of their misfit status—River grew up on a reservation, and his mother is the school counselor; Sadie stands out with her funky homemade clothes, and is a master at ignoring the whispered rumors that have plagued her since the beginning of high school.

Ella finds a kindred spirit in Sadie, and something more in River. After almost a year of pretending to be someone she’s not, she finally embraces life and allows herself to have fun without constant guilt. But despite her budding happiness, something is off with her new life. She doesn’t want to dwell on the past, but Angel Island is a small place, and she soon realizes her demons are harder to outrun than she thought.

My Thoughts
After the Storm is the story of Ella who has recently decided to change her ways and with new town and friends nothing could be better. Ella is trying to start fresh, after her mothers death she realized how awful she was to her family and is now trying to be the person she knows she can be. She starts school and is hoping no one finds out about her past. In the process she becomes friends with River and Sadie who themselves are far from the “in” crowd.

Ella and Sadie become fast friends but soon Ella realizes Sadie has issues of her own. Sadie is dealing with her family and classmates who can’t or won’t except her for who is she. Meanwhile Ella and River have a budding romance and Ella is at odds as to how to deal with it. She has never had a “real” boyfriend, she just used to hook up with guys but doesn’t know how to really date. River is a nice guy who likes Ella for who she is and is willing to take things slow in order for Ella to sort things out.

This book although is a standalone does have characters from Waiting for the Storm, Marie Landry’s previous novel. I was able to read that novel last year and I must say it was one of favorites. The characters are real and flawed which I loved. It deals with real issues and I think people can identify with. I also enjoyed that Ella has owned up to her mistakes and doesn’t put the blame on others. She knows what she has done and is trying to make things right. I also love how she is trying to mend her relationship with her family.

Overall I really enjoyed this read. It’s a wonderful story of family and mending. It’s about learning to love yourself and knowing that your past should not dictate your future. I highly recommend both Waiting for the Storm and After the Storm, two awesome books from a talented writer.

4.17.2014

Review: Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstorm

Steal the North by Heather Brittain Bergstorm
Published: April 10, 2014
Publisher: Viking Adult
Format: via publisher
Rating: 4/5

Synopsis
A novel of love in all its forms: for the land, for family, and the once-in-a-lifetime kind that catches two people when they least expect it

Emmy is a shy, sheltered sixteen-year-old when her mom, Kate, sends her to eastern Washington to an aunt and uncle she never knew she had. Fifteen years earlier, Kate had
abandoned her sister, Beth, when she fled her painful past and their fundamentalist church. And now, Beth believes Emmy’s participation in a faith healing is her last hope for having a child.

Emmy goes reluctantly, but before long she knows she has come home. She feels tied to the rugged landscape of coulees and scablands. And she meets Reuben, the Native American boy next door.

In a part of the country where the age-old tensions of cowboys versus Indians still play out, theirs is the kind of magical, fraught love that can only survive with the passion and resilience of youth. Their story is mirrored by the generation before them, who fears that their mistakes are doomed to repeat themselves in Emmy and Reuben. With Louise Erdrich’s sense of place and a love story in the tradition of Water for Elephants, this is an atmospheric family drama in which the question of home is a spiritual one, in which getting over the past is the only hope for the future.

My Thoughts
Steal the North is a slow paced [in a good way] novel told to us by alternating characters. I personally like this style mainly because I feel like we get an insight to how each person is feeling and reacting to the other characters. I enjoy how through these characters the story is beautifully woven together.

It’s a story of family, loss, love and religion and how everyone is trying to deal secrets and come to terms with the aftermath. Emma is a teen who from recent events finds out her mother has lied to her, her entire life. She was told she had no family and her father was dead. When she finds out that it was all a lie she is sent to spend the summer with her aunt whom she has never met. Emmy is brought their by the church's urging since they feel a “virgin” could help her aunts pregnancy. Little does anyone know Emmy isn’t one. She struggles to become close with the family she does not remember, while her aunt is so happy with joy as she is reunited with her niece whom she helped raised when she was a baby. While there she has meets a guy, Reuben, whom is instantly taken by her. Through him we learn his story and that of his Native American culture. It's all set in the beautifully described Washington State background.


What I loved most about this engaging read were the rich characters. I loved how each one had a great story to tell and the universal message was love. Wither it be good or bad the reasons and things they ultimately did was in the name of love. Love for each other, their beliefs and their culture. And while this book has a message of religion it’s not forced upon you like some other books do. This book has a range of emotions that I think will satisfy many people, it’s an easy and thought provoking book that once you get started you won’t be able to put down.

4.16.2014

WoW [68]

Waiting on Wednesday [WoW] is a weekly event hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly anticipating.

The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris 
Expected Publication: September 2014
Publisher: Spencer Hill Contemporary

Synopsis...
According to the guys at Fairfield Academy, there are two types of girls: the kind you hook up with, and the kind you're friends with. Seventeen-year-old Alyssa Reed is the second type. And she hates it. With just one year left to change her rank, she devises a plan to become the first type by homecoming, and she sets her sights on the perfect date—Justin Carter, Fairfield Academy’s biggest hottie and most notorious player.

With 57 days until the dance, Aly launches Operation Sex Appeal and sheds her tomboy image. The only thing left is for Justin actually to notice her. Enter best friend Brandon Taylor, the school’s second biggest hottie, and now Aly’s pretend boyfriend. With his help, elevating from “funny friend” to “tempting vixen” is only a matter of time.

But when everything goes according to plan, the inevitable “break up” leaves their friendship in shambles, and Aly and Brandon with feelings they can’t explain. And the fake couple discovers pretending can sometimes cost you the one thing you never expected to want.

Why I Can’t Wait…
Simply sounds like a great read. Very cute and sometimes we just need something light and funny and this seems to fit the bill.


Feel free to link me to yours, I love to see what’s the next big read.

4.15.2014

Summer Beach Reads 2014

It's about that time I look forward to every year. Summer Beach reads! I know in some places there is a last [I hope] blast of winter right now. However here is a sampling of a few books that are on my Summer TBR list. All books are being released between May-August.

   
    
  

  

  



    
      
       

The One & Only - Emily Giffin
We Were Liars - E. Lockhart *
Save the Date - Mary Kay Andrews
The Nantucket Sisters - Nancy Thayer *
The Matchmaker - Elin Hilderbrand
The Never Never Sisters - L. Alison Heller *
My Best Friend, Maybe - Caela Carter *
Landline - Rainbow Rowell
Dollbaby - Laura Lane Neal *
Let's Get Lost - Adi Alsaid *
Breakwater Bay - Shelley Noble *
Since You've Been Gone - Morgan Matson
The Glass Kitchen - Linda Francis Lee *
The Hurricane Sisters - Dorthea Benton Frank *
The Summer Wind - Mary Alice Monroe
One Plus One - JoJo Moyes *
We are the Goldens - Dana Reinhardt *
* have and read/soon to be read

4.14.2014

Entangled Bliss Release Day Blast + Giveway!

Today is release day for three amazing Entangled Bliss titles and we are excited to share them all with you.  There's a little something for everyone this month so read on to find out more about them.
All the digital books are on sale for just $.99 for a limited time so be sure to pick up your copy today before they go back to full price!

Wild About Her Wingman by Robin Bielman
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pub. Date: April 14, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N

Playing it safe never felt so risky.

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child—she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking
challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart

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Fiancé by Fate by Jennifer Shirk
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pub. Date: April 14, 2014
Find it: GoodreadsAmazon, B&N


Sabrina Cassidy believes in fate. So when her fiancé breaks off their engagement, she’s convinced they’ll get back together eventually. But fate was not on her side when it brought Jack Brenner into her life—and work. Frustrating, gorgeous, and cocky, Jack has an offer that Sabrina can't refuse. Not if it means getting the life she’s always imagined.
Despite being one of the town’s most eligible bachelors, Jack has a reputation that’s working against him. He has to convince his father—and his company’s board—that he’s ready to settle down if he wants a promotion. But convincing Sabrina to be his fake girlfriend turns out to be the easiest part. What he didn’t count on was their intense attraction and how easily their lie would escalate. Sabrina’s still hung up on her ex, and Jack will never settle down. But fate has other ideas…


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Resisting the Rancher by Roxanne Snopek
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Pub. Date: April 14, 2014
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She's his best friend's sister, but he's ready to break all the rules…

Country veterinarian Celia Gamble is in trouble. A misunderstanding from her past is rearing its ugly head and the only person she can turn to is Jonah Clarke—her family’s lawyer and, as it turns out, her brother’s best friend and her childhood crush. She always wanted Jonah to see her as a bona fide woman, but as a woman who’s being blackmailed for seducing a married man? Not on her life.

Jonah is happy to help Little CeeCee Gamble, if only she’d come clean about why she’s being blackmailed. But with his best friend Zach’s wedding on the horizon, and Zach’s fashionista fiancée Desiree giving CeeCee a makeover, the little duckling Jonah remembers is turning into a definite swan. And the unwritten law on sisters is clear—hands off. Jonah must resist or lose the only true family he’s ever known.

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