Tuesday, January 31, 2023

January 2023 Reads

Monday, October 10, 2022

Christmas Reads in October!

Yes, I know there is Christmas in July and Halloween is in October but I march to the beat of my own drum. For this month's book review, I give you Christmas in October!

Wednesday, July 13, 2022

July 2022 Book Reviews

We have reached the halfway point of 2022 and I can't handle it. Where the heck have the days gone?!

Monday, June 20, 2022

June 2022 Book Reviews


It's June and I have officially lost track of how many books I have read.  Yes I could go back and count.  Yes, I know that.  However, I don't want to make the time to do it. πŸ˜‚ Maybe I'll have it together for next month.

Monday, May 30, 2022

May 2022 Book Reviews


Monday, April 25, 2022

April 2022 Book Reviews

This month's reads include everything from what I am predicting with be in my Top 5 Romance category to one that I would recommend one to my grandmother. πŸ˜‚ 

Thursday, February 24, 2022

February 2022 Book Review


The Most Unexpected Book This Month.

What I thought I was getting in requesting this How to Fake it in Hollywood by Ava Wilder was a cutesy, fluffy, rom-com.  What I needed up getting was a journey that took me all across the map of emotions.  I fell in love with Grey, Ethan and their story. I rooted for them getting caught up in their romance, I felt anguish for them as things fell apart and ultimately held my breath waiting to see how all the things would align to bring these two characters back together.  How to Fake It in Hollywood was magnificently written to showcase not just a relationship between two famous people trying to rejuvenate their careers but to highlight the insecurities, strengths and challenges that they overcome to love themselves and others.

Grey and Ethan are brought together by their mutual publisict under the guise of fake dating to rejuvenate their careers.  At their first meeting, sparks fly and they sign up for a 6 month commitment.  What ensues is the story of their foray into taking their relationship public, the struggle of past ghosts that haunt them and the journey of making their way back to each other.

Publication Date: June 14, 2022, Pre-order Now!
Rated R: sexual content, language, minor character identifying as non-binary.
Thank you Netgalley and Random House/Ballentine for the ARC.

The Book That Made Me Cry and Want to Immediately Reread It.

Have you ever experienced a book that you read it and when you finish it your heart is full and even though you know how it ends you want to re-read it again because you just adored the characters and their story?  Well, that exact feeling is that By Any Other Name gives. πŸ˜‚ 

We are introduced to Lanie, a romance editor who loves her job and her fiancΓ© who met every single one of her nintey-nine items, her list for a perfect partner.  This list was complied after reading her first Noa Calloway novel.  And in Lanie's world, once a Noa Calloway fan, always a Noa Calloway fan! Lanie's editing position is with the publishing house that discovered and works exclusively with Noa Calloway.  Unfortunately for Lanie, Noa Calloway is behind on delivering her newest novel and the deadline is looming.  Through a turn of events, Lanie is tasked with the important job of pulling the next great piece of romantic literature from the mind and heart of Noa Calloway.  If she does this, she will keep the promotion she's always dreamed of!  

If you love...
... New York, this book is for you!
... adorable date-like situations that just make your heart squeeze from the preciousness of it all, this book is for you.
... seeing characters develop into their own and find someone who brings out the best in them, this book is for you.
... an ending that might could possibly bring tears to your eyes in while you're in the bathtub wanting to savor every word {not that I would know from experience πŸ˜‚}, this book is for you.

Publication Date: March 1, 2022, Pre-order Now!
Thank you Netgalley and Penguin Group, Putnam

Tuesday, February 1, 2022

January 2022 Book Review

For January I saw that Molly's Reading Adventure was encouraging a NetGalley Read-a-thon to catch up and clear out the back log of advanced reader copies sitting in the Kindle.  Since I had quite a few, I decided to join in!  

Friday, January 7, 2022

Friday Favorites: 1.7.2022

The first week of 2022 is coming to a close.  Fifty one weeks remain and out of that 352 days until Christmas! πŸ˜‚
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