Grin and Beard It (Penny Reid)

Sienna Diaz is everyone’s favorite “fat” funny lady. The movie studio executives can’t explain it, but her films are out-grossing all the fit and trim headliners and Hollywood’s most beautiful elite. The simple truth is, everyone loves plus-sized Sienna.

But she has a problem, she can’t read maps and her sense of direction is almost as bad as her comedic timing is stellar. Therefore, when Sienna’s latest starring role takes her to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park she finds herself continually lost while trying to navigate the backroads of Green Valley, Tennessee. Much to her consternation, Sienna’s most frequent savior is a ridiculously handsome, charming, and cheeky Park Ranger by the name of Jethro Winston.

Sienna is accustomed to high levels of man-handsome, so it’s not Jethro’s chiseled features or his perfect physique that make Sienna stutter. It’s his southern charm. And gentlemanly manners. And habit of looking at her too long and too often.

Sienna has successfully navigated the labyrinth of Hollywood heart-throbs. But can she traverse the tenuous trails of Tennessee without losing her head? Or worse, her heart?


You guys might have caught on as to how much I loved her first book in this series, Truth or Beard, right?! Well… I think I loved this one even more.

I’m gonna admit that I’m a bit tired of my reviews, I seem to repeat the same words a lot. So for this one I’m doing a list of what made this book awesome.

1. The humour! It was one of my favorites things on the first book, and I think this one was even better, mostly from Sienna’s POV, because that girl was so darn funny. Granted… she was supposed to be.

2. Sienna. I love when books represent real woman. And by “real”, in this case, I mean a size 14, with curves. Sienna was called fat by a lot of people, especially in the movie industry and she never let it bother her. She was unapologetic about who she was, and what she looked like and I loved her for it. She liked to eat, she loved her body, and she didn’t take shit. HELL YEAH!

3. Jethro. I’m a sucker for second changes, and this guy got a second chance in live, and strived to do better, for himself and for his family. He was awesome and so hard working and calm and caring and balanced. AMAZING.

4. Family. The family aspect of these books is still my favorite thing, because those people love each other fiercely, they joke, they fight, they bond, but they always support each other.

5. Cletus interference… I love the 3rd oldest brother. He’s a hoot.

6. The romance was pretty amazing. I was a bit afraid at first, with Sienna being a big movie star and all, how exactly their romance was going to work. They booth adapted and did better, and they were just perfect for each other.

7. The lack of drama! Oh yeah, there is some mild drama during the book, some things here and there, but once they get together, they are together. They solve their issues, they talk, they support. I LOVE THIS.

So guys, I really likes this one, the brothers keep being amazing, and I’m loving every minute of this series. I’m now almost done with all the books that are already out, and I need Roscoe and Billy’s books ASAP!

Go read this series NOW!

Truth or Beard (Penny Reid)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | New Adult Bestseller

Beards, brothers, and bikers! Oh my!

Identical twins Beau and Duane Winston might share the same devastatingly handsome face, but where Beau is outgoing and sociable, Duane is broody and reserved. This is why Jessica James, recent college graduate and perpetual level-headed good girl, has been in naïve and unhealthy infatuation with Beau Winston for most of her life.

His friendly smiles make her tongue-tied and weak-kneed, and she’s never been able to move beyond her childhood crush. Whereas Duane and Jessica have always been adversaries. She can’t stand him, and she’s pretty sure he can’t stand the sight of her…

But after a case of mistaken identity, Jessica finds herself in a massive confusion kerfuffle. Jessica James has spent her whole life paralyzed by the fantasy of Beau and her assumptions of Duane’s disdain; therefore she’s unprepared for the reality that is Duane’s insatiable interest, as well as his hot hands and hot mouth and hotter looks. Not helping Jessica’s muddled mind and good girl sensibilities, Duane seems to have gotten himself in trouble with the local biker gang, the Iron Order.

Certainly, Beau’s magic spell is broken. Yet when Jessica finds herself drawn to the man who was always her adversary, now more dangerous than ever, how much of her level-head heart is she willing to risk?


I’ve had this book on my to read list for a long while. But it wasn’t until I received an ARC for book 4 on this series, that I thought that I had to read it STAT, and I’m so so glad I decided to start this series. I’ve now read the first 3 books of this series, plus a novella, and I’m absolutely loving this world, the characters, the relationships, the humour… I’m kind of in love with all the Winston’s brothers, and I can’t get enough of them.

A while back I had read the first book of Penny Reid’s series, Kitting in the City, Neanderthal Seeks Human, and while I enjoyed it, it was nothing compared to what I felt about this book. The writing is so much better on this one, maybe because one of the main issues I had with the other series was the vagueness of some stuff. That is definitly not a problem in this series.

I loved the humour, reading from Jessica and Duane’s perspectives was a blast. I LOVED IT! When I read the blurb, I was slightly afraid that I was going into a love triangle of some sorts, but I’m so glad that it was nothing like that… at all. The characters are all wonderful, Jessica is an amazing girl, even being a good girl, she had her moments of defying her father and brother, and I really liked that about her. I also loved that she knew herself so well, even when nobody from her family understood her wants and dreams. Obviously I liked Duane too… actually, I love all the siblings, and they’re definitly my favorite part of this series. Each has their own very defined and distinct personality, but they would do anything for each other, and that’s amazing. The friendship and bonds between them all is great.

I really really liked the romance, how certain Duane was about what he felt for Jessica, and her struggles with her own feelings, and how that might conflict with her life plans. So far, one thing is certain, once these brothers know what they want, they fight for it, and it’s a delight to read.

I’m so curious about the Iron Wraiths’ involvement in the major arc of these stories. I can’t wait to see where the motorcycle club ends, and how each member ends up too, but I’m very curious about some of them.

Guys, I’m gonna be honest here, I feel like this series is the perfect mix of good humour, great writing, great characters, amazing familial relationships, and awesome romance. So I cannot stress enough how much I believe everyone should give it a chance. I loved it.

Book Traveling Thursdays: A Book Every Romance Lover Should Read

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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 “National Book Lovers Day was yesterday. Choose a book every book lover should read. I’m going for a book every ROMANCE lover should read, and one I wish more people would read, and that is Chasing Crazy by Kelly Siskind.


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This is not Kelly’s best cover, but it was the first book I’ve read by her, and it’s such a great NA romance that I wish more people would pick up.

Blog Tour: Twisted Twosome (Meghan Quinn)

Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn is live! ONE-CLICK now!


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Racer McKay is a broody bastard.

From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable. And worse? He’s broke.

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.


I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, go HERE to read her review of this book.

I’ve been curious for Racer’s story since he first appeared in Tucker’s book. And I’m so glad Meghan Quinn gave him his own story, because he deserved it, and this book was hilarious.

Hate to love stories are within my favorites, and this was no exception. Racer and Georgiana hated each other for a good portion of this book, but the sparks were flying every each way, and it was so so clear that they were perfect for each other despite all of it. They just fit!

Racer was a great character, full of layers. I loved him. I loved how he would do anything to preserve a memory of someone who meant the world to him. I loved how he fought for his friends and the people he loved. He was amazing. And Georgie had so much more to her than first met the eye. I really liked how she stood up for herself and fought for her dreams, even though her father and mother didn’t support her decisions (or any independent thinking…).

The romance was all kinds of hot and amazing too. It started as hate, then it evolved to a mutual respect, and then it went to something more. Way more. I really liked how it developed, and even though the conflict was predictable, I still enjoyed how the plot developed and the conflict between our two main characters.

And the side characters!!! Bahhhh! I want books about them all 😀 , I hope Small’s book is next, because I want it NOW!

Overall, another hilarious, romantic, wonderfully written book by the amazing Meghan Quinn. So, what are you waiting for? Go read it!


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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WWW Wednesday: August 9th 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 reading The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater, I haven’t made much progress since last week, and I started Beard in Mind by Penny Reid last night, and this book feels more serious than the other ones, and the theme is definitly more complex. I’m loving it.


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This week I finished Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid, Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn, Beard Science and Beard in Waiting by Penny Reid.


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Next I’ll probably read Beauty and the Mustache by Penny Reid, and A Perfect Ten by Linda Kage.

The Player (K. Bromberg)

Baseball has never been sexier in an all-new novel by New York Times Bestselling Author, K. Bromberg.

Easton Wylder is baseball royalty. The game is his life. His passion. His everything.

So, when an injury threatens to end Easton’s season early, the team calls in the renowned physical therapist, Doc Dalton, to oversee his recovery. Except it’s not Doc who greets Easton for his first session, but rather his daughter, Scout. She may be feisty, athletic, defiant, and gorgeous, but Easton is left questioning whether she has what it takes to help him.

Scout Dalton’s out to prove a female can handle the pressure of running the physical therapy regimen of an MLB club. And that proof comes in the form of getting phenom Easton Wylder back on the field. But getting him healthy means being hands-on.

And with a man as irresistible as Easton, being hands-on can only lead to one thing, trouble. Because the more she touches him, the more she wants him, and she can’t want him. Not when it’s her job to side in the club’s best interest if he’s ready to play.

But when sparks fly and fine lines are crossed, can they withstand the heat or is one of them bound to get burned?


I started this book on whim, and I absolutely loved it. It was my first book by K. Bromberg, and I’m sure it won’t be my last. The book is told in dual POV, and the writing is great. Finally, after reading I don’t know how many books about baseball, I finally understood the positions on the field. YAY!

I really liked Scout and Easton, I loved how similar they were, doing what they thought was right for their parents and idols, and losing themselves a bit in the process. I also really liked the romance, though I wish there had been a little more buildup to it. Some things just moved a little too fast in my opinion.

But the thing is, this book has a cliffhanger, a huge one. I felt a little bit cheated by it, because it’s one of those cases where you NEED the second book right after, because everything is left up in the air… careers, romances, life in general… it sucked a bit because of that.

That’s why this is not a proper review, because I felt like I didn’t finish a story. There’s no conclusion, there’s just a huge black hole at the end. But I can’t wait to read book 2 to see what happens next.

So guys, be aware that if you want to read it, you need book 2 too. Ok?
And has any of you read them? What are your thoughts?

Cover Reveal: Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry

Today I can share with you some awesome news! Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry have a new collaboration coming. TEMPORARY! 😀

Title: Temporary
Author: Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Day: September 12th


Dear readers,

We’re thrilled to bring you TEMPORARY, our first collaboration! It’s the story of a hapless New York temp worker and the hot Aussie man who complicates her life. Coming September 12!

But we need your help! We have two blurbs for this book, and we can’t make up our minds.

Which version is better? Your vote enters you to win a paperback ARC.

Thank you! Love,
Sarah & Sarina


Blurbs to vote on:

Version A:

The most beautiful man she’s ever seen is the same one who can ruin everything.

The first time Grace Kerrington meets Callan Walker she’s bowled over by his hotness – and his massive sense of entitlement. She can’t believe she’s going to have to deal with his smug commentary (in that sexy Australian accent) on a daily basis, all while trying to convince his ball-busting mother to give her a permanent job.

All Callan sees when he looks at Grace is yet another raptor-in-a-suit, wanting to climb the corporate ladder. Sure, she’s sexy, but he has bigger cattle to wrangle – like ensuring his recently deceased uncle’s final wishes are honored.

Grace needs this job–she’s all that stands between her little sister and social services. But Callan is a master player – and a master flirt. She was never supposed to succumb to his charm. But there’s a fine line between locking horns and locking other body parts.

She cannot fall for him. The game he’s playing with his estranged family is dangerous and dirty. Any idiot can see what’s happening between them can only ever be temporary. But Grace’s heart didn’t get the memo…

Warning: contains a hot Aussie who makes even ordinary words sound sexy, a crotch-obsessed poodle, weird Australian cookies, and one fabulous Chanel suit.

Version B:

The first time I lay eyes on Callan Walker, I know he’ll be trouble. With his smug grin, hot Aussie accent and thousand dollar shoes, he’s just the kind of rich guy who always gets what he wants.

And he wants two things: a night of sin, and my cooperation as he outmaneuvers his powerful mother to take control of his uncle’s estate.

I can’t afford either one. I’m the only thing standing between my little sister and the foster care system. He may have money and charm on his side, but I have something even more powerful — pure desperation. This temp job at his mother’s company can become a full time job for me. It has to.

But when Callan’s eyes rake over my body, sometimes I forget my obligations. His piercing gaze finds the fun, optimistic girl I used to be and not the tired person I’ve become.

And it works–if only for a moment. Our night together was a mistake. I can’t afford to get sucked into his high-powered family’s treachery. But the closer I get to Callan, the more layers I find beneath those expensive clothes. Though I can’t forget this is temporary. He’s temporary. I have too much to lose. Too bad my foolish heart didn’t get the memo…

VOTE HERE!!!