Review: Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill

Call Me, Maybe by Ellie Cahill
Published: February 9, 2016
Published: Loveswept
Format: via NetGalley
Rating: 3/5

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Clementine Daly knows she’s the black sheep. Her wealthy, powerful family has watched her very closely since she almost got caught in an embarrassing scandal a few years ago. So when Clementine’s sent on a mission to live up to the Daly name, politely declining isn’t even an option. Of course, the last thing Clementine does before departure is grabbed a stranger’s phone by mistake—leaving the hunky journalist with her phone. Soon his sexy voice is on the line, but he doesn’t know her real name or her famous pedigree—which is just the way Clementine likes it.

Despite all the hassles, Justin Mueller is intrigued to realize that the beautiful brown-eyed girl he met at the airport is suddenly at his fingertips. They agree to exchange phones when they’re both back in town, but after a week of flirty texts and wonderfully intimate conversations, Justin doesn’t want to let her go that easy. The only problem? It turns out that Clementine has been lying to him about, well, everything. Except for the one thing, two people can’t fake, the only thing that matters: The heat between them is for real.

My Thoughts
When I read the synopsis I was instantly pulled in and knew I wanted to read this book. While I was really into it and was all in the feels when something happened…what that was…well, I’m still trying to figure that out. Confused? Yeah well, welcome to the club. I was really loving this book until a quarter of the way and I was literally taken aback and had to see if I was reading the same book.

The first half was cute and sweet, the way Clementine and Justin met and how their relationship developed was what I love to read about. Yes some could say it was quick but hey that happens sometimes, love is unpredictable. But it’s the other half of the book that threw me for a loop. Clem was this bold and flirty girl over the phone she seemed so confident but as soon as they met back up and they went out she seemed so…unlike the person I had come to know and like. She lacked the confidence that was there in the beginning to the point that it was unattractive. She became this clingy and jealous person I was like who is this person. I get that she has trouble in her last relationship but not to the point that it justified how she acted now. To be honest, I made myself finish this read and didn’t really care how it ended.  I just felt that I was reading two different versions and the reason I gave it three stars, to be honest, is because I loved the first part of the book so much.


Cover Reveal: 7 Months by Bethany Lopez

Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of 7 MONTHS by Bethany Lopez. This book is a contemporary romance title in the Time for Love series. It will be released on March 24th! Check out the cover, blurb, and giveaway below. This book is currently up for pre-order now so go grab your copy!
7 Months (Time for Love, book 7) By Bethany Lopez 
Contemporary Romance Release Date: Mar 24, 2016

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Tough, dry-witted, and intelligent, Ming has worked her whole life to be a successful lawyer, great friend, and dutiful daughter. Her focus has been on her career, but now she's thirty-five, and the last of her friends to be single. Ming knows what she needs... A man who communicates, who won't be intimidated by her position, a partner. She knows this, but all she wants is him...

After working side by side with his brother, Brock for years, Brady has followed his dream and become a police officer. Protecting and serving comes naturally to him, it's what he was born to do, which is why he doesn't know what to do with a woman who doesn't need his strength and protection.

For 7 Months, Ming has accepted what Brady had to offer, secret nights of passion with no hope of a relationship, But feelings have developed, and now she wants more. When Brady doesn't want things to change, Ming has to decide if being with the man she loves is worth sacrificing everything she wants.


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Victoria narrowed her eyes and asked, “Are you keeping something from us?” “No,” I practically shouted, then decided to get her to back off by giving her what she wanted. “You know what, go ahead… the living room is all yours. Decorate away. Just let me know what the damage is when you’re done. “Yay!” she replied, her face brightening with excitement. “Now, me and the little man are going to watch some football in the other room. Don’t go too crazy.” “I won’t,” she said, moving to set the chandelier back down. Before we could disappear into the sanctuary of my room, Victoria stopped me in my tracks when she called after me in a singsong voice, “Don’t think I’m distracted by you giving me what I want, Brady. I’m going to find out what secret you’re keeping.” Rather than give myself away by responding, I shook my head in response and kept on my path to safety. “Your mom scares me a little,” I told Dec as I shut my bedroom door behind us.

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A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_Sign up for my Newsletter for more information about my writing: http://eepurl.com/Rcmrn Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers. Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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Waiting On [149]: The Choices We Make by Karma Brown

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

The Choices We Make by Karma Brown
Expected Publication: July 12, 2016
Publisher: Mira

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Following her bestselling debut novel Come Away with Me, Karma Brown returns with an unforgettable story that explores the intricate dynamics between friends and mothers

Hannah and Kate became friends in the fifth grade, when Hannah hit a boy for looking up Kate's skirt with a mirror. While they've been close as sisters ever since, Hannah can't help but feel envious of the little family Kate and her husband, David, have created—complete with two perfect little girls.

She and Ben have been trying for years to have a baby, so when they receive the news that she will likely never get pregnant, Hannah's heartbreak is overwhelming. But just as they begin to tentatively explore the other options, it's Kate's turn to do the rescuing. Not only does she offer to be Hannah's surrogate, but Kate is willing to use her own eggs to do so.

Full of renewed hope, excitement and gratitude, these two families embark on an incredible journey toward parenthood…until a devastating tragedy puts everything these women have worked toward at risk of falling apart. Poignant and refreshingly honest, The Choices We Make is a powerful tale of two mothers, one incredible friendship and the risks we take to make our dreams come true.

Why I Can’t Wait

This is one I know that will bring me to tears! Heart wrenching and a story that is bound to rip you to your core, this is one that I can’t wait for.


Review: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret by Judy Blume

Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret by Judy Blume
Published: originally in 1970
Publisher: Delacorte Books BYR
Format: Kindle buy
Rating: 5/5

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Margaret Simon, almost twelve, has just moved from New York City to the suburbs, and she's anxious to fit in with her new friends. When she's asked to join a secret club she jumps at the chance. But when the girls start talking about boys, bras, and getting their first periods, Margaret starts to wonder if she's normal. There are some things about growing up that are hard for her to talk about, even with her friends. Lucky for Margaret, she's got someone else to confide in... someone who always listens.

My Thoughts
This year I wanted to revisit a book from my childhood and, of course, Judy Blume was my only real choice. Her books were my childhood I remember reading her books and feeling so grown up. Reading a Judy Blume book was like she was reading my mind and she knew what was in my soul, she was everything to me.

So I decided to revisit the ultimate…Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. I haven’t read this in honestly decades and it was a good visit. I found myself laughing and reliving the moments and realizing it was still THAT good. Margaret was like any twelve-year-old who was coming into her own and questioning everything from her body, friendship, crushes and religion. I love how no matter how old this book is every generation can learn from it. While the times have changed the core aspects of growing up will never change and that’s what makes her books so timeless and amazing!

Blog Tour: The Golden Son by Shilpi Somaya Gowda

A Globe & Mail #1 best-seller from the
internationally best-selling author of Secret Daughter

“A stellar follow-up to Gowda’s excellent debut. Vivid, heart-warming, and absorbing, THE GOLDEN SON succeeds as an immigrant’s tale and love story wrapped into one because of the beautiful writing and compelling characters that illuminate universal truths of loss and identity.”
   — Heidi Durrow, New York Times-bestselling author of The Girl Who Fell From the Sky

http://static.harpercollins.com/harperimages/Isbn/large/2/9780062391452.jpgIn THE GOLDEN SON Shilpi Somaya Gowda has penned an unforgettable story of family, love, tradition, and identity, in which two childhood friends—a young doctor and a newly married bride—must balance the expectations of culture and family with the desires of their own hearts.

SHILPI SOMAYA GOWDA’S debut novel Secret Daughter is a New York Times bestseller, selling more than 1 million copies since its release.  Already published in Canada, THE GOLDEN SON (US publication February 1, 2016; ISBN 9780062391452; $26.99) has been a runaway best-seller, hitting all the major lists for five consecutive weeks, and spending two at the #1 slot on the Globe and Mail list.  Set in India and the US, THE GOLDEN SON is a tale of friendship, coming of age, and traditional values versus modern freedoms—in a compelling and timely exploration of the struggles and triumphs of modern immigrants.  

The first of his family to go to college, Anil Patel, the golden son, carries the weight of tradition and his family’s expectations when he leaves his tiny Indian village to begin a medical residency in

Dallas, Texas, at one of the most competitive hospitals in America. Navigating a major American city and a high stakes career in a busy hospital, reality versus “the dream” of living in America brings for Anil the excitement of first love—and a crushing misstep.  Anil is then hit by another blow when his father dies, and he is faced with the pressure of being the newly appointed head of the Patel household, taking on the role of arbiter for all the village disputes back home.  Anil is doubtful he has the wisdom and courage demonstrated by his father and grandfather to step into the role, and is uneasy with the challenge.

In India, Anil’s closest childhood friend, Leena, struggles to adapt to her demanding new husband and relatives.  Arranged by her parents, the marriage shatters Leena’s romantic hopes, and eventually forces her to make a desperate choice that will hold drastic repercussions for herself and her family. Though Anil and Leena struggle to come to terms with their adult identities thousands of miles apart, their lives eventually intersect once more—in a sequence of events that illumines the fraught, unforeseen nature of life, and the sometimes disappointing and perplexing developments that hold no real answer.

Tender and bittersweet, THE GOLDEN SON highlights the intense struggles of both Anil and Leena—two people caught between a traditional culture that demands the best interests of the entire family be considered above all else—and an increasingly modern world in which each individual can voice their preferences and attempt to live their dreams.

About Shilpi
D:\Users\Camille Collins\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Content.Outlook\FQYJNFXR\Shilpi Somaya Gowdaap1.JPGShilpi Somaya Gowda was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. Her fiction debut, Secret Daughter, was published in 2010 and became an international bestseller, translated into over 20 languages, and selling more than 1 million copies worldwide. Shilpi holds an MBA from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Morehead-Cain scholar. Shilpi is also a mom, and a pottery and chess enthusiast. She lives in California with her husband and children.  For more information please visit her at: 


Book Blitz: Whatever It Takes by Lindsey Pogue

Whatever It Takes by Lindsey Pogue
(Nothing But Trouble, #1)
Publication date: January 22, 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult

Four years ago, I thought my life was pretty normal for a teenager. Three years ago, my world was shattered, and now I’m just trying to hold the pieces together. But regret and anger aren’t so easy to ignore.
I just need to catch my breath … for it all to go away …
I thought I might finally be ready to move on from that horrible night, but then he decided to come back.
He can’t come back … he’ll ruin me completely.
One horror-filled night changes the course of Samantha’s seemingly normal life. She’s ruined everything. Despite her determination to keep the family ranch up and running, her guilt makes it impossible to completely move on or forget.
Sam takes comfort in her quirky, endearing friends as she tries to balance between the girl she was and the woman she wants to become. Just when she thinks she’s finally making amends with her past, someone she never thought she’d see again returns, and Sam’s life is once again turned upside down. Both her head and her heart want different things, so she’s lost when, once again, she’s forced to make a decision that will inevitably change her life.
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Lindsey Pogue has always been a little creative. As a child she established a bug hospital on her elementary school soccer field, wrote her first YA manuscript in high school, and as an adult, expresses herself through writing. Her novels are inspired by her observations of the world around her—whether she’s traveling, people watching, or hiking. When not plotting her next storyline or dreaming up new, brooding characters, Lindsey’s wrapped in blankets watching her favorite action flicks or going on road trips with her own leading man.

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The dismal ache inside me overshadows the disappointment I know I should feel as I contemplate the shard’s sharp edges. Standing motionless and muted, I take deep, grounding breaths.
In . . . out . . .
In . . . out . . .
In . . . out . . .
It does nothing to stave off the unbearable tightness in my chest. I should put the shard down. The months of fighting against the pain, of trying to ignore it and accept it, to control the growing weakness that nearly cripples me, moves so far beyond me I want to give in.
I can’t push the urge aside. I can’t ignore it. Not any longer. I need the burn—so raw, demanding, and overpowering—to go away. I need my heart to stop aching, and for once, I want the grief and shame to ease, just a little, so I can breathe again.
Finally, I let out a shaky breath. I run the pad of my thumb over the slick surface of the piece of glass. It’s thin, sharp, and might break in my hand if I clutch it any harder.
A fiendish need claws inside me, and a delirious giddiness overcomes me at the thought of even a second’s relief.
I lick my lips. This is what I need . . . one fell swoop of the glass across my skin. The burn. The sting of air and torn flesh, just enough to draw blood. Then I’d feel something else.
I press a jagged edge of the glass to my palm.
“Samantha, I was calling you,” Alison says from the doorway.

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Review: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

All Lined Up [Rusk University #1] by Cora Carmack
Published: March 14, 2014
Published: William Morrow Paperbacks
Format: Kindle buy
Rating: 5/5

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In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That's what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

But life doesn't always go as planned. As if going to the same college as her football star ex wasn’t bad enough, her father, a Texas high school coaching phenom, has decided to make the jump to college ball… as the new head coach at Rusk University. Dallas finds herself in the shadows of her father and football all over again.

Carson McClain is determined to go from second-string quarterback to the starting line-up. He needs the scholarship and the future that football provides. But when a beautiful redhead literally falls into his life, his focus is more than tested. It's obliterated.

Dallas doesn't know Carson is on the team. Carson doesn't know that Dallas is his new coach's daughter.

And neither of them knows how to walk away from the attraction they feel.

My Thoughts
All Lined Up was a book and series that I had been trying to get to for over a year now. It has everything that I would love…romance, Texas and of course football! But those are also the things that made me hesitant to dive in also. I have a knack for building up hype in my head for a book and then becoming so disappointed that I am just beside myself, luckily for me, this one was all that and more.

This is the story of Dallas whose father is a highly respect football coach and just when she thought she would escape his protective eye by going to college we find out he is hired as the head coach. All Dallas wants is for once to have some space and live the life she wants which means dancing, something her father isn’t too keen as a career. As much as she was looking forward to “starting over” at Rusk her ex is there also which makes dating that much worse, all until she meets Carson one faithful night.

Carson is a guy who is just waiting for his time in the football spotlight. He is attending Rusk on a football scholarship and all he wants is to start but being backup to Dallas’s ex isn’t likely to happen. He meets Dallas one night at a party and not knowing who she is, falls for her hook, line, and sinker. He vowed to himself to not let anything or anyone become a distraction to his main goal which is getting that chance to take the field but as much as he tries Dallas is one thing he could’ve had predicted.

I love the story of these two who are just trying to find their way all while discovering who they are and what they want out of life. While they want different things they know they want to be together despite a few bumps in the road and they support each other no matter what. The whole Friday night lights and Texas feel was so authentic, this is our lives in Texas, everything rang so true. I loved this book and it was everything I was hoping for, I can’t wait to dive into the rest of this worthy series.


Waiting On [148]: South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf

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

The South of Sunshine by Dana Elmendorf
Expected Publication: April 1, 2016
Publisher: Albert Whitman

What is Kaycee willing to risk for the sake of love?
And what will she risk for acceptance?

In Sunshine, Tennessee, the main event in town is Friday night football, the biggest party of the year is held in a field filled with pickup trucks, and church attendance is mandatory. For Kaycee Jean McCoy, life in Sunshine means dating guys she has no interest in, saying only “yes, ma’am” when the local bigots gossip at her mom’s cosmetics salon, and avoiding certain girls at all costs. Girls like Bren Dawson.

Unlike Kaycee, Bren doesn’t really conceal who she is. But as the cool, worldly new girl, nobody at school seems to give her any trouble. Maybe there’s no harm if Kaycee gets closer to her too, as long as she can keep that part of her life a secret, especially from her family and her best friend. But the more serious things get with Bren, the harder it is to hide from everyone else. Kaycee knows Sunshine has a darker side for people like her, and she’s risking everything for the chance to truly be herself.

Why I Can’t Wait
I love coming of age books and those that show us that finding who we are is the best thing in life. To fully come into yourself and excepting all of that is the one thing we all should be grateful for.


Late to the Game [7]: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Late to the Game is a series I do featuring books that everybody and their mama have read…except me. The thing is 99% of the time I have these books but they have just been pushed back on my TBR pile. This won’t be a review of sorts seeing how everyone already knows the basics of the story but more of what I felt and how it affected me. I’ve dedicated this feature to try to put a dent in my pile and also to see if they live up to the hype…good and/or bad.
The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Published: January 13, 2015
Publisher: Riverhead
Format: Kindle buy
Rating: 5/5

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A debut psychological thriller that will forever change the way you look at other people’s lives.

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

My Thoughts
What took me so long to read this?? I’ll admit I got this during the whole hype of it all but I didn’t want to just jump on the bandwagon so I took my time and finally I’m realizing what it was all about. This is the story of Rachel and how she is trying to get her life back together after her marriage broke up all while trying over and over again to stop drinking. We see her every day as she takes the train to work and soon she becomes obsessed in a sense with a couple she sees at home while she passes them every day. We find out that this couple lives mere houses from her old home and her old life. Rachel soon comes involved in a series of events that will make her challenge everything and everyone that she thought she knew. She soon questions herself and the actions that have brought her to where she is now. 
This is one story that has twists and turns and made me think that anything is possible. Just when you thought you had it figured out you are thrown for a loop and the impossible happens. Not to mention your feelings for every character constantly is changing as the story evolves and the storyline is drawn to a close. If you haven’t read this wonderfully written story please do it’s the perfect blend of mystery and fiction and the ending is…simply…WOW. 


Waiting On [147]: First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

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

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin
Expected Publication: June 28, 2016
Publisher: Ballantine Books

In a dazzling, delightful new novel that’s quintessential Emily Giffin, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Something Borrowed, Where We Belong, and The One & Only introduces a pair of thirty-something sisters who find themselves asking: If love, marriage, and children don’t arrive in the usual order, which comes first?

Why I Can’t Wait
Emily Giffin is one of my faves and this one just sounds wonderful! Perfect for a summer read at the beach or just relaxing by the pool, can’t wait!!


Review: What was Mine by Helen Klein Ross

What was Mine by Helen Klein Ross
Published: January 5, 2016
Publisher: Gallery Book
Format: via Edelweiss
Rating: 5/5

Simply told but deeply affecting, in the bestselling tradition of Alice McDermott and Tom Perrotta, this urgent novel unravels the heartrending yet unsentimental tale of a woman who kidnaps a baby in a superstore—and gets away with it for twenty-one years.

Lucy Wakefield is a seemingly ordinary woman who does something extraordinary in a desperate moment: she takes a baby girl from a shopping cart and raises her as her own. It’s a secret she manages to keep for over two decades—from her daughter, the babysitter who helped raise her, family, coworkers, and friends.

When Lucy’s now-grown daughter Mia discovers the devastating truth of her origins, she is overwhelmed by confusion and anger and determines not to speak again to the mother who raised her. She reaches out to her birth mother for a tearful reunion, and Lucy is forced to flee to China to avoid prosecution. What follows is a ripple effect that alters the lives of many and challenges our understanding of the very meaning of motherhood.

My Thoughts
Wow, that’s all I say about this wonderfully written novel by Helen Klein Ross. I’ll be honest I went into this feeling one way before I even read a single word. I mean how else would you feel about a woman who kidnaps a baby? Simple put GUILTY, right? Well, that must be the challenge when it comes to Ross’s writing this book. She gives us the story of Lucy who after years of trying to conceive is left by her husband. Not that that is an excuse when it comes to what she did that eventful day. Lucy never plans to take Mia but once she does there is no turning back.

Years go by and we see Mia as a young lady who is in college and although she thinks her “mom” is a tad overprotective she thinks none the wiser. She has gone to good schools and has had a good life. Until one day her world is shattered and this woman claiming to be her birth mom contacts her on social media. This woman meets Lucy at a bookstore signing and instantly feels something between them. She does some background info and finds that Mia is her daughter that was kidnapped years ago.

This story could’ve gone a million ways but thankfully it went the right way. There is a fine line when it comes to stories like this, you can go the obvious way and make Lucy out to be a monster or either makes her out to be some sad person with a million excuses to why she did what she did. I liked how there was a fine line to Lucy. There are no excuses to defend what she did but she wasn’t a horrible person at her core. While she was wrong for what she did, she was a good mother to Mia. And at the end, Mia’s reaction to her was totally understandable and believable. This book is one that will make you look at things from a different light; it makes you realize that things in life aren’t always clear cut or black and white. This is one read that I highly recommend to everyone.


2016 Reading Plans

Hi, Everyone!
This is my first official post of 2016 and it’s time to get back into the swing of things. This year I’ve vowed to do a few things different on the blog so I thought I would go more into details. Nothing major but just on how/what I plan to read this year.

-No challenges just Goodreads
-Try to read 50 quality books
-Read books off my TBR shelf [pictured below]
-only request fewer than 3 arcs from NetGalley/Edelweiss a month
-enjoy reading again…no self-imposed pressure for the sake of the blog

The other day I rearranged my bookshelves and literally made me a TBR shelf. These are all the books/audios I plan to read this year. Also below are screenshots of the books I plan to read via my Kindle. I also plan to get to ARCs via NetGalley/Edelweiss that aren’t pictured. I know I may not get to all, depending on time or DNFing but this is my guideline which I think was really good on my part. I’m really trying to get to books I’ve wanted to read for years and this is the year I’ll do it! Lol. I’ve left links to Goodreads and Amazon if you see anything that peaks your interest. Wishing you all great reading and amazing books in 2016!
GR / Amazon      The Beach Boys America’s Band – Johnny Morgan              
GR / Amazon      After You – JoJo Moyes                                                               
GR / Amazon      Brutal Youth – Anthony Breznican                                            
GR / Amazon      The Winters in Bloom – Lisa Tucker                                          
GR / Amazon      The Pocket Wife – Susan Crawford
GR / Amazon      The Blondes – Emily Schultz
GR / Amazon      Bufflehead Sisters – Patricia J. DeLois
GR / Amazon      The Wedding Tree – Robin Wells
GR / Amazon      Bound South – Susan Rebecca White
GR / Amazon      The McCloud Home for Wayward Girls – Wendy DelSol
GR / Amazon      The Southern Comforts – Luanne Jones
GR / Amazon      Born to Receive – Amanda Owen
GR / Amazon      All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven
GR / Amazon      The Song Remains the Same – Allison Winn Scotch
GR / Amazon      Wild Tales – Graham Nash
GR / Amazon      The Bridge – Karen Kingsbury

GR / Amazon      The Choice – Nicholas Sparks
GR / Amazon      Family Pictures – Jane Green

GR / Amazon      Rusk University series – Cora Carmack [not pictured]
GR / Amazon      A Boys of Fall series – Shannon Stacey
GR / Amazon      Harvest Cove series – Kendra Leigh Castle

Books via Kindle
I plan to update my progress on my monthly wrap up and hopefully I can complete all this reads by the end of the year!


Cover Reveal: Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez


Today we are celebrating the cover reveal of ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES by Bethany Lopez. This book is a romantic comedy/suspense title that will be released on February 2nd. Check out the cover, blurb, and giveaway below. This book is currently up for pre-order now so go grab your copy!

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One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go. He was a f*cking liar. Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins. I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes.


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“Who the f*ck are you?” I whipped my head up as I was shoving the camera back in my purse, and saw a strange man standing by a rehabbed old Camaro, smoking a cigarette. “Uh … a friend of Clarice’s. I was just using the bathroom,” I managed, not sure who the guy was, or what my next move should be. “Yeah?” he asked, throwing his cigarette to the ground and taking a step toward me. “You need a camera to do that?” Shit. Before he could make another move, I secured my bag on my shoulder, turned and took off like a shot. I hit Main Street, cursing myself for wearing the damn boots when the sound of a motorcycle pulling up along side of me caused me to turn my head. My first thought was, where the hell did the bike come from? Then I realized it wasn’t the slimy guy from behind the salon. The bike came to a stop and the most dangerously beautiful man I’d ever seen rumbled, “Get your sweet ass on the bike.” Huh? I stood there for a moment, wondering what in the hell was happening, if I should get on this strange man’s bike, and if I was offended or flattered by his sweet ass comment. “Darlin’,” he prodded. I turned my head to look behind me, and saw the slimy guy standing at the side of Clarice’s, and made a quick decision to accept … his offer of a ride, and the compliment. So, I swung my leg up and over the bike, settled my front to his back, and curled my arms around the thick bulk of his muscled body. Tingling head to toe from the adrenaline, and the close contact with a seriously hot man, I couldn’t stop my lips from spreading into a grin as we took off down Main Street.
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A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_ Sign up for my Newsletter for more information about my writing: http://eepurl.com/Rcmrn Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers. Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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