WWW Wednesday: May 24th 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 Noteworthy by Riley Redgate, yeah yeah… shame on me. Then I started Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh, which I’m not feeling so far either, but I’m only at around 8%, so I’m giving it time. Then I started Kaleidoscope Hearts by Claire Contreras, because I decided that was the perfect audiobook to listen to, and while I’m enjoying the story, there’s something off about the narrator… And finally, I’m reading My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn.


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This week I finished When I Fall by J. Daniels, The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott and Cheater’s Regret by Rachel Van Dyken.


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I need to finish the books I’m currently reading, so I’m aiming for only one more book next week: A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott.

The Butterfly Project (Emma Scott)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | Book based on its cover

“Where you are is home…”

At age fourteen, Zelda Rossi witnessed the unthinkable, and has spent the last ten years hardening her heart against the guilt and grief. She channels her pain into her art: a dystopian graphic novel where vigilantes travel back in time to stop heinous crimes — like child abduction — before they happen. Zelda pitches her graphic novel to several big-time comic book publishers in New York City, only to have her hopes crash and burn. Circumstances leave her stranded in an unfamiliar city, and in an embarrassing moment of weakness, she meets a guarded young man with a past he’d do anything to change…

Beckett Copeland spent two years in prison for armed robbery, and is now struggling to keep his head above water. A bike messenger by day, he speeds around New York City, riding fast and hard but going nowhere, his criminal record holding him back almost as much as the guilt of his crime.

Zelda and Beckett form a grudging alliance of survival, and in between their stubborn clash of wills, they slowly begin to provide each other with the warmth of forgiveness, healing, and maybe even love. But when Zelda and Beckett come face to face with their pasts, they must choose to hold on to the guilt and regret that bind them, or let go and open their hearts for a shot at happiness.

The Butterfly Project is a novel that reveals the power of forgiveness, and how even the smallest decisions of the heart can — like the flutter of a butterfly’s wings — create currents that strengthen into gale winds, altering the course of a life forever.


This book is a masterpiece! Another hidden gem. I cannot believe I had it for a few months on my Netgalley shelf without picking it up. What’s wrong with me?!?!?!?!

I absolutely loved this book. The writing is gorgeous, and it made me want to read more books by Emma Scott STAT! I loved the style. The book is told in the third person, and in dual POV, and I adored the different voices and the subtle beauty of the writing. My only small issue with the writing was the alternating of the tense if the verbs, mainly in the beginning of the book, but I think that is mostly an issue of editing that has probably been solved by now.

Both main characters are beyond amazing. Zelda and Beckett were just such great, lonely and sad people, who deserved all the good things in the world, because they had such amazing hearts. Zelda was trying to find a way to cope with what happened in her past, not allowing herself to see how anything that happened was not her fault. While Beckett believed that he had no right to happiness, because of what he did. They help each other see that they deserved forgiveness and acceptance. They deserved happiness. All the happiness in the world EVER.

The romance is a slow burn, and I thought it was perfect how they became friends, then partners, and only then just more. They both needed time to come to terms with how they felt for each other, so the pacing was PERFECT!

I found the plot pretty amazing too. I loved how it focused so much on the growth and acceptance of both Zelda and Beckett, because I love character driven books.

Overall, I loved pretty much everything about this book. The secondary characters are also pretty epic, and I loved the graphic novel aspect of the book, and how Beck and Zel find the perfect way to intertwine their lives in it.

I loved loved loved this book, so you guys should DEFINITELY pick it up. SOON! It’s that good!

Teaser Blast: My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn

Check out this amazing teaser for MY BEST FRIEND’S EX by Meghan Quinn releasing on June 1st! 

MY BEST FRIEND’S EX
NA Romantic Comedy

Release Date: June 1, 2017


Blurb:

When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn’t be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he’s still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I’m trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong.

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend’s ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that’s what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.


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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Top Ten Tuesday: Great Summer Reads You Should Definitely Read

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Hello, welcome back to another Tuesday. Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is:

Summer Reads Freebie: In preparation for Memorial Day (which is always the unofficial summer kickoff for me), let’s rec some summer/beach reads: books to go in your beach bag, best books set in summer, books with summer-y covers, best beach reads for people who don’t enjoy contemporary/realistic reads, best beach reads for fans of X genre, etc. etc.

I’m keeping today’s theme very basic: Great Summer Reads You Should Definitely Read.


Musical Mondays: You Give Love A Bad Name by Bon Jovi

Shame on you if you don’t know this by now 😛 , but Bon Jovi are one of my favorite bands ever. I grew up listening to them – courtesy of 3 older siblings – and they just remind me of that time. Also, I just love the music. So, today, a walk down memory lane.

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
Darlin’, you give love a bad name

An angel’s smile is what you sell
You promise me heaven, then put me through Hell
Chains of love got a hold on me
When passions a prison, you can’t break free

Oh, you’re a loaded gun, yeah
Oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name (bad name)
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)
You give love, a bad name

Paint your smile on your lips
Blood red nails on your fingertips
A school boy’s dream, you act so shy
Your very first kiss was your first kiss goodbye

Oh, you’re a loaded gun
Oh, there’s nowhere to run
No one can save me
The damage is done

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name (bad name)
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)
You give love, oh!

Oh, shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)

Shot through the heart
And you’re to blame
You give love a bad name (bad name)
I play my part and you play your game
You give love a bad name (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love (bad name)
You give love
You give love

When I Fall (J. Daniels)

For the past nine years, I’ve kept my heart as far away from my dick as possible.

Those two can’t be anywhere near each other. They don’t play nice, and one of them undoubtedly winds up getting hurt.

Not my dick. My dick is good.

The women I take home know exactly what they’re getting from me — sex. Nothing more. At least, that’s what’s supposed to happen. The sweet brunette from Kentucky I set my sights on tonight shouldn’t have been any different. I had her right where I wanted her. Where I needed her. But when my past comes walking into McGill’s pub, the woman in my arms decides to take things to a whole new level, putting me into a situation I never saw coming.

My heart is about to get f**ked. My dick can sit this one out.


I’m loving this series! The characters and stories just keep getting better and better, and they’re all just so different… I love it. See my reviews of Where I Belong and All I Want.

I’ve been curious about Reed since book 1, because he was  always described as a manwhore, but I knew something had happened to him in the past, so I was curious to see how that had affected his actions. I loved Reed! I loved how unapologetic he was about who he was, but he also didn’t deny his feelings, and never lied to Beth. He was all in since the beginning, even if he wasn’t aware of it.

And Beth was just such a great and amazing person. I was a bit scared about the darkness that had been in her life for so long, but she was a survivor, and she still kept a positive view of the world, so it was impossible not to love her. Also, I just loved that this girl didn’t care what she looked like and what she wore.

The romance was also great, and I loved these 2 together. They had amazing chemistry and it was so clear how they felt for each other.

I only had a couple of things that weren’t that great. For one, the romance starts very much as instalove, and while I did like the way it played out, I still wish they had gotten to know each other a little bit more, before the big feelings came into play.

Another small issue I had was with Beth’s family life. I wanted more details on what had happened between her and Rocco, I wanted to see even more of her bonding with her uncle and aunt, because I felt like they accepted her very easily without almost any questions, and I just needed a bit more, you know? Then there’s the matter of her missing parent, and how she’s so willing to accept it… even though I understood her reasons, I wanted her to be a bit more skeptical, but hey, she was a positive view of everything kind of girl, so I cannot really blame her.

Overall, I really really enjoyed this one, and I’m excited for the next couple of books. I love the group dynamics, and I just adore that Reed considers Mia and Tessa his BFFs, eheh. Can’t wait to read the next one…

Something I Need (Lena Lowe)

Jonte Williamson has a dream: become Nashville’s next big star. Finding herself unexpectedly homeless hot off the plane wasn’t part of her grand plan.

Cash Bellini is a simple man: he loves his twin sister, Dolly, hates country music, and stays far away from anything more complicated than that.

When Jonte stumbles into Cash’s bar, helping out the homeless country music wannabe is the last thing on his agenda. Pity someone forgot to send the memo to his too-big heart and meddling twin. Throw in a pair of baby blue cowboy boots, a pool table and a splash of tequila, and these two are set to ignite in a hot sexy mess! Will either of their hearts survive the tug-o-war between what they want and what they need?


This was yet another book from Netgalley that I’ve had for ages, and the time has arrived 😀 !

I wasn’t quite sure what to expect in the beginning, but I ended up enjoying this book more than I thought I would initially. The writing wasn’t totally my cup of tea, as the book is told in the third person, and even though it is told through dual POV, I wasn’t always sure which POV I was actually reading at some points.

I liked Jonte and Cash as characters, there was depth to both of them, and they did have chemistry. There’s also some great character growth and some great friendships within this book.

My main issues were the plot and the pacing. I liked the romance in the book, and the musical element of the plot. But the main conflict happens a bit early, and it takes a long time to get through it. More than anything, I really hated those last 15% of the book is Cash trying and failing to solve the problem, especially because his attempts were so dumb! That really threw me off, because these characters were not having a conversation about what plagued them, and that’s what they truly needed.

The book also dragged a lot in the beginning and then again at the last portion, so the pace was weird, unfortunately.

Overall, it was an enjoyable read, and it still made me want to pick up the following book, to see where these characters are 🙂 .