Chocolate Book Tag

Hey guys. So, I like chocolate just fine, but I wouldn’t say I’m crazy about it. I sometimes feel like I need it, but I’m perfectly fine just eating a couple of small squares 😉 . Either way, I was tagged by Daniela @My Name is Daniela and Little Great Reads to do this tag, so thank you girls.

Without further ado, let’s jump into it.


Dark Chocolate: A book with a dark theme/content

I absolutely loved Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie, but as you can predict by the title, this book deals with addiction, and it’s full of dark themes throughout the whole book, and it doesn’t even have a happy HAPPY ending 😦 . I still loved it though.


White Chocolate: A light-hearted/humorous read

Nothing is more humorous than Blake Riley!


Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

I’m going with The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, because I loved her first book, and I’m dying to read this one as well, and I’ve heard nothing but good things.


A Wafer-Free KitKat: A book that surprised you lately

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott as much as I did. But I loved it.


Chocolate With a Caramel Centre: A book that makes you feel gooey on the inside

THIS ONE! Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde.


Snickers: A book you are going nuts about

I read Trust by Kylie Scott, and I still have this book stuck on my head. I loved it so much. Yeah, it wasn’t perfect, but I just loved the hell out of it, you know?


Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows: A comfort read that you turn to again and again

I’m going with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, because it’s one of my faves and I want to re-read it this year.


Box of Chocolates: A series that has something for everyone

I’m currently reading my 5th book on the Forbidden Men series, but so far, each book was different, and had elements that would please different kinds of romance readers. I’m loving going through this one.


I Tag:

Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Hannah @Mortal Reader
Sara @Freadom Library
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse 

Cover Reveal: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Penelope Ward.

DRUNK DIAL will release on AUGUST 21!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Vadim Ivanov
Cover Photography: Kevin Roldan


Blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget — even though he so easily forgot about me — and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him — unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy: Amazon iTunes | B&N Kobo 
Neighbor Dearest: Amazon | iBooks Nook Kobo 
Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
RoomHate: Amazon | iBooks | Nook Kobo  
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): AmazoniBooks | Nook | Kobo  
Sins of Sevin: Amazon | iBooks Nook | Kobo 
Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon Nook | iBooks | Kobo 
Jake Understood (Jake #2): AmazonNookiBooksKobo  
My Skylar: AmazoniBooksNook  | Kobo 
Gemini: Amazon Nook iBooks | Kobo 


Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book I’ll Read This Year

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Sometimes our TBRs are too big… choose a book you still want to read this year. I’m choosing Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn. I’ve been meaning to read this book for awhile now, but I still want to get to it this year for sure.


Original COver:

I really like the original version of this book.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

No cover for Portugal, but I do like the Spanish version, given that it’s similar to the original one, but a different color scheme.

FAVORITE COVER(s):

Original for sure.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

                                               

Somehow, the Mexican cover just doesn’t work as well for me. Same with the Italian cover, it’s not that I don’t like it, it’s cute, but I like the original one better.

 

WWW Wednesday: July 19th 2017

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

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


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I’m still reading None of the Above by I.W.Gregorio, even though I haven’t done much progress. Then I also started With Every Heartbeat by Linda Kage, which I’m enjoying, and Cross Check by Kelly Jamieson.


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This week I finished Trust by Kylie Scott, Eye Candy by Jessica Lemmon and The Player by K. Bromberg, which I finished just now.


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Eheh, I’m going to focus on finishing the 3 books I’m currently reading, and then I’ll decide what’s next 😉 .

Trust (Kylie Scott)

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight — getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first — losing her virginity — their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose — each other.

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You know when you’re not sure what to expect of a book, but it’s knocks you over when you love it so damn much? This happened to me with this book. I didn’t know what to expect and I absolutely loved it. I didn’t want it to end!

This book started out with a bang, and gripped me right from the very beginning. I mean, it starts with a robbery, death, violence. And wow. It’s raw. I loved it. And incredible it kept the same rawness throughout the whole book, which I really really liked. The writing was fantastic. This was my second book by this author, but I liked this one better, no question.

One of my favorite things about this book was Edie. I loved her. She’s one of my favorite female characters EVER. And I loved that the book was exclusively told through her POV. Yeah, she had her insecurities, but she was strong and determined, and I loved that she didn’t let her weight get in her way. She had her issues, but she pushed forward in live… about everything, and I love her.

I really liked John too, I loved the way the events impacted him and his way of thinking, and how he decided that he wanted more of life that where he was going towards. He made a change and fought for it.

I really liked the secondary characters too, even Edie’s mom, even if she got on my nerves for a bit there, eheh. Hang and Anders were awesome though, and I kind of want at least a novella about them. I loved how supportive they were of their friends, and how they knew exactly what each of them needed in their hard times.

The connection between John and Edie was wonderful, it went from a kinship, to a friendship, to something definitly more. It progressed slowly, it made sense, and there was no true confusion about feelings. They reacted their ages, a little insecure and a lot messed up, but their feelings were clear and sweet, and I loved their relationship.

My only issue with this book was that I felt the ending was a bit rushed. I could have used a couple more chapter between the last one and the epilogue, because I felt like the events of those chapters warranted a little more depth and development.

But overall, I loved the writing and the characters and the storyline and plot. This was one of my favorite books of this year so far. I just loved it! And I recommend it… A LOT!


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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Eye Candy (Jessica Lemmon)

Jacqueline: As an adult woman–and the vice president of a marketing firm — I shouldn’t be waiting by my office window to ogle the mystery man who jogs by every morning at 11:45. Sure, he’s a gorgeous, perfect specimen of the human race, but I can’t bring myself to hit on a total stranger. However, my best friend-slash-colleague Vince Carson thinks I should do more than talk to the guy. In fact, he’s borderline obsessive about “getting me laid.” (His words.) But the more time we spend together, the more it’s clear: The one I’m falling for is Vince. 

Vince: Jackie Butler’s got it bad for some pompous, over-pumped A-hole who struts his stuff past her window. That doesn’t bother me. I know she deserves nice things. What does bother me is that she friend-zoned me big-time last year, so I can’t ask her out myself. But what if I set her up with Mr. Steroids? Then, when he breaks her heart, I can swoop in and save her like the nice guy I am. Everything’s going according to plan . . . until we share a ridiculously epic kiss. And suddenly anything is possible.


I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, as usual, so go to her blog in the next couple of days to read her take on this book.

So… I’m not very sure how to review this book. This was my first book by Jessica Lemmon, and I have to say that I really really liked her writing and her style. The writing was hilarious at points, and I thought it flowed well and was super enjoyable. To be 100% honest, it was the most enjoyable thing about this book.

With that said, while I thought the book started strong, around the halfway mark, it went down and down and down, and never came up again. I ended up not liking either of the 2 main characters. Jackie and Vince were just infuriating.

The lack of communication, the games, the assumptions, BAHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!! Just NO! They were supposed to be best friends, but they spend the whole book not being fully honest with each other about how they feel. And while I understood the fears and trepidations behind their “logic”, it just didn’t make a good story, it was tiring and repetitive, and I hated it.

The best character in the book ended up being Davis, which makes me slightly hopeful about his upcoming book, which is already sitting on my kindle.

So, while I truly loved the writing and the humour, I ended up not liking the characters all that much, and finding the plot and storyline infuriating. 

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts on it?

Cover Reveal: Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

Check out the amazing cover for TWISTED TWOSOME by Meghan Quinn!

 TWISTED TWOSOME
NA Romantic Comedy

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Blurb:

Racer McKay is a broody bastard.

From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable.

A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.

Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.

We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.

*Twisted Twosome is a stand alone romantic comedy.


About the Author:

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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