Hot Shot (Kelly Jamieson)

A former Navy SEAL and current bad boy bar owner learns to trust a free spirit in this steamy novel of unexpected romance from the bestselling author of Body Shot and the Heller Brothers series.

Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancée married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut — a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?

Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck — but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.


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

I‘ve now read several books by Kelly Jamieson, and she hasn’t disappointed me yet 🙂 . This book is told in dual POV, third person, and while third person is not my favorite thing in romance books, Kelly Jamieson does a great work with it, and she manages to give unique voices to her characters.

I really liked Carrie and Marco, and I loved how they were so similar in some ways. They valued the same things, they both wanted to be valued by the people they loved the most, and they wanted to feel like they belonged. I really liked that they started out as sort of enemies, but they dropped that pretense pretty easily and admit their attraction.

The romance evolves pretty slowly, even with the strong attraction between them. But they take their time to know each other better, and they spend a lot of time with each other, talking, having fun, being with family. I really liked how ingrained they were in each other’s lives. I also really liked the character development in this book. Both character grow a lot, and they make each other better.

Cátia mentioned this, and I agree 100%, that I love how involved and important friends and family are in this book.

Either way, this ended up being a super great read and it made me want to pick up the first book in the series ASAP.

Have you guys read this one? Thoughts?

Top Ten Tuesday: Unexpectedly Awesome “Moms”

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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:

Mother’s Day related Freebie: favorite moms in literature, books about motherhood, best mother/daughter or son relationships, books to buy your mom, worst moms in literature, etc. etc.

This one was hard for me, because more often that not, mom’s are not the most present people in YA, and most romances I read happen before parenthood. But, I found a way around it. I’m showing you 10 books with some awesome mom figures, who were thrown quite unexpectedly into the role, for several reasons.


Musical Mondays: Amar Pelos Dois by Salvador Sobral

As I mentioned yesterday, Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision Song Contest for Portugal on saturday, making it the first win ever for Portugal. I’m kind of obsessed with this song, and I think everyone should listen to it. Enjoy.

Se um dia alguém perguntar por mim
Diz que vivi p’ra te amar
Antes de ti só existi
Cansado e sem nada p’ra dar

Meu bem, ouve as minhas preces
Peço que regresses, que me voltes a querer
Eu sei que não se ama sozinho
Talvez devagarinho possas voltar a aprender

Meu bem, ouve as minhas preces
Peço que regresses, que me voltes a querer
Eu sei que não se ama sozinho
Talvez devagarinho possas voltar a aprender

Se o teu coração não quiser ceder
Não sentir paixão, não quiser sofrer
Sem fazer planos do que virá depois
O meu coração pode amar pelos dois

Cover Reveal: My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn

Check out this amazing cover 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

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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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Tiny Pleasures #12

Hey guys!

Once again I’m here to share some of my good moments from the last few weeks, ok?! The Weekly Small Pleasures is a weekly feature created by A New Life Wandering, and the goal is to show you some cool stuff that happened in the last week or so. So, here it is…


1. Family Time

After a few months of not seeing my aunt, I finally had time a couple of weeks ago to be with her and the family 😀 .

2. My hair is now Purple!

Yeah guys, remember how last time I had dyed it turquoise? Finally the color faded and I went for the purple and I love it. I left it messy on purpose, and I bleached my hair a lot to prepare it for the color, and then I applied 2 different kinds of purple to have more craziness. So, some of my hair looks pink-ish, and then I have some stronger purple. I LOVE IT!

But I have to say that I won’t use the Colorista L’Oreal again, the color is very faint and the effect is very minimal. While the Stargazer Rinse Purple ended up being cheaper, easier to apply and the color is much more intense.

3. Salvador Sobral won the Eurovision 

If you’re from Europe, you know about Eurovision, and I’m so happy, so damn proud, that Portugal won for the first time ever. And I have to say, I’m kind of in love with this song.

4. Royally Matched

I finally read Royally Matched, I actually listened to it, and I loved it so much. Henry and Sarah are amazing, and this is one of those books that just made me smile like crazy 🙂 .

5. Guardians of the Galaxy

I had some time last week, and I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy vol 2, and I loved love loved it!


That’s what I’ve been up to lately, what about you?
Any small pleasures?

The GoodReads Book Tag

I’m not sure I’ve ever done this tag before, but I was tagged by Katlyn @Everything Under the Sun and I thought it was fun to do it now.


What was the last book you marked as “read?”

The last book I marked as READ was Hot Shot by Kelly Jamieson, and I loved it.


What are you currently reading?

I am reading 4 books at the moment: Noteworthy by Riley Redgate, Seeking Mansfield by Kate Watson, Something I Need (xoxo Nashville #1) by Lena Lowe  and Royally Matched by Emma Chase.


What was the last book you marked as TBR?

I don’t usually add books to my TBR on goodreads, but these were some of the last I added, so I just didn’t forget I wanted to read them soon.


What book do you plan to read next?

Next I’m reading Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh and Cheater’s Regret by Rachel Van Dyken.


Do you use the star rating system?

I do! I rate my books from 1 to 5 stars, in 1/2 stars intervals.


Are you doing the 2017 Reading Challenge?

I sure am! I set the goal for 150 books, and I’m over half of it, and 23 books ahead of schedule. 😀


Do you have a wishlist?

I don’t have a wishlist on goodreads, but I’m showing here the last 4 books I’ve added to my shopping cart on Book Depository.


What book do you plan to buy next?

See the picture above? Yeah, so those 4 books are my priority at this moment. The first one I’ll buy will probably be Becky’s book.


Do you have any favorite quotes? Share a few.

  I’m actually going to share a few quotes from Making Faces, which I LOVED!


Who are your favourite authors?

Hmmm, so Elle Kennedy, Sarina Bowen, Becky Albertalli, Lauren Blakely, Ginger Scott, Colleen Hoover, Rainbow Rowell, Meghan Quinn, Kelly Siskind, Cassandra Clare, Sarah J. Maas, …


Have you joined any groups?

Yep. Here are some of them: Book Traveling ThursdaysNew Adult Book Club2017 New Adult Reading ChallengeTop 5 Wednesday.


I Tag:

EVERYONE!!!
If you haven’t done this tag and want to give it a go, please consider yourself tagged 😀 .