Monday, 18 May 2020

BLOG TOUR | SING ME A SECRET BY JULIE HOUSTON



Publisher: Aria
Release date: 07/05/2020
Links to buy this book:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GRaGwI
Kobo: https://bit.ly/2GOzOEp
Google Play: https://bit.ly/2vELIye



SYNOPSIS: 
The four Sutherland sisters have all had very different paths in life, but one secret and a slighty tense production of Jesus Christ Superstar are about to bring them all back together again…

When the news that pop-superstar Lexia Sutherland is returning to Westenbury, not everyone is thrilled by the news – including Lexia. There are too many memories she doesn’t need to face – or need re-surfacing. Meanwhile, Juno Sutherland just wants a little peace and quiet.

As the local village doctor, she’s got her priorities in order; kids, job, husband, tenacious pony, a role in the village musical… So when the sexy new locum turns up – and steals her office – the last thing she needed was to be hit with rising temperatures and an over-active imagination.

Will these sisters be able to uncover the past, deal with the future and put on the performance of a lifetime?

Return to Westenbury this spring and find out.
EXTRACT:

Once surgery was over for the day, Juno went straight round to her eldest sister, Ariadne’s, place. She didn’t think she’d be at home but, by taking the long way round, skirting the village of Westenbury itself rather than passing through it, she knew she could lean out of the car window – somewhat precariously, it was true – to look up the end of her road and see if her car was parked outside her house. Unusually, it was. Juno skidded on the wet slushy stuff that had accumulated at the end of Ariadne’s cul-de-sac and, reversing, manoeuvred her Mini down towards her sister’s trusty old Fiesta.
‘How come you’re home?’ Juno called as she pushed open Ariadne’s front door before heading through to the sitting room.
Ariadne was, as she expected, sitting in the corner of the room at her desk, marking books.
‘Got a cold,’ she sniffed, expending any remaining surplus energy onto myriad huge purple ticks on the exercise book in front of her. ‘Feel bloody awful; I had a free period at the end of the afternoon so came home early.’
‘I’ll keep my distance then.’ Juno frowned, backing away from her and shifting a pile of books from the large winged armchair onto the floor before sitting down heavily and closing her eyes for a few seconds.
‘I assume you don’t say that to your patients?’ Ariadne asked rhetorically before sneezing and blowing her nose loudly. ‘What’s up? Had a hard day?’ She closed the book in which she’d written crossly: See me, Chloe. Listerine is a mouthwash designed to combat bad breath. It was not the name of the woman whose mission it was to end the Peloponnesian War by denying men their sexual favours. That, Chloe, was Lysistrata!
‘Jesus,’ Ariadne went on, not at all interested in whether Juno had had a good, bad or totally indifferent day, ‘I don’t know why I bother. Do I teach these feckless sixth-formers anything?’ She threw the book towards the pile of marked books, missing its target – Ariadne was always more scholarly than athletic – and got up from her chair, reaching for another tissue and wrapping her cardigan more closely around her waist. ‘I long for sunshine and places to explore, not day after day with arrogant girls who’ve only opted for Classics because they think it must be easier than Maths or Physics. All they’re interested in is Love Island, getting pissed and how many boys they can fellate while still hanging on to their virginity.’
‘Blimey, if I wasn’t depressed before, I am now,’ Juno tutted. ‘Shall I go out and come back in again and we can start over?’
‘Start over?’ Ariadne frowned. ‘You’re obviously watching too much American TV, Juno. The phrase, here in good old Yorkshire, is “start again”.’
‘Oh, for God’s sake, Ariadne, you are in a sodding mood, aren’t you? I came here to tell you something. Something good. Well, I think it is…’ She trailed off.
‘About Lexia, you mean?’
‘Oh, you know?’ Juno stared at Ariadne.
‘Saw the front page of the Midhope Examiner when I stopped for petrol on my way home,’ she said shortly. ‘First time I’ve ever bought it, I think.’ Ariadne indicated, with a nod of her head, the local paper folded neatly next to the morning’s edition of The Guardian on the top of her piano at the back of the room. ‘Bit of an amazing coincidence that footballer husband of hers suddenly ends up here in Midhope, don’t you think? You know, back to Lexia’s hometown?’




About the author: 

Julie Houston is the author of THE ONE SAVING GRACE, GOODNESS, GRACE AND ME and LOOKING FOR LUCY, a Kindle top 100 general bestseller and a Kindle #1 bestseller. She is married, with two teenage children and a mad cockerpoo and, like her heroine, lives in a West Yorkshire village. She is also a teacher and a magistrate.

Follow Karen

Twitter: @juliehouston2
Facebook: @JulieHoustonauthor


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Wednesday, 6 May 2020

CAN'T WAIT WEDNESDAY / WAITING ON WEDNESDAY | #50 THE SUMMER DEAL (WILDSTONE, #5) BY JILL SHALVIS


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books that we are excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they are books that are yet to be released as well. It's based on "Waiting On" Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

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Title: The Summer Deal (Wildstone, #5)
(Click on the title to know more about it on Goodreads.)
 Author:  Jill Shalvis
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy
Publication Date:  June 2ND, 2020

Goodreads Summary:

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a friends-to-frenemies-to-sisters story… And then add in a love story (okay, two love stories). Shake. Stir. Read on a lazy summer day at the beach.

Brynn Turner desperately wishes she had it together, but her personal life is like a ping-pong match that’s left her scared and hurt after so many attempts to get it right. In search of a place to lick her wounds and get a fresh start, she heads back home to Wildstone.

And then there’s Kinsey Davis, who after battling serious health issues her entire twenty-nine years of life, is tired of hoping for . . . well, anything. She's fierce, tough, and pretty much the opposite of Brynn except for one thing: they're half-sisters. Kinsey is keeping this bombshell, and a few others as well. Long time frenemies from summer camp, there’s no way she’s going to tell Brynn they’re related.

But then Brynn runs into Kinsey's lifelong best friend, Eli, renewing a childhood crush. He’s still easy-going and funny and sexy as hell. When he gets her to agree to a summer-time deal to trust him to do right by her, no matter what, she never dreams it’ll result in finding a piece of herself she didn’t even know was missing. She could have a sister, love, and a future―if she can only learn to let go of the past.

As the long days of summer wind down, the three of them must discover if forgiveness is enough to grasp the unconditional love that’s right in front of them.


I'm waiting because...

I'm currently reading The Lemon Sisters, book three of this series and enjoying it. I'm really looking forward to more stories in this series. I'll finish reading book three and four just in time for this book too, so I'm excited!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Monday, 4 May 2020

BOOK REVIEW | HIS SMALL TOWN GIRL BY LACY WILLIAMS

Goodreads Summary: 


She's sweet and wholesome. And hiding something.
He's back home, resurrecting old ghosts.
One of them is going to get hurt.

Molly arrives in Sutter's Hollow out of gas and out of options. The rundown ranch seems like a perfect place to hide. Except the man who owns it seems just as dangerous as what’s chasing her.

Cord's mantra growing up? Get out of Sutter’s Hollow. Now he’s back in town, but only long enough to get rid of his grandma's ball and chain—the ranch. He doesn't need a complication like Molly, who reminds him of an injured baby bird. He's no protector. So why can’t he tell her to get lost?


His Small-Town Girl is Book 1 in a brand new trilogy from Family Fiction's #1 Essential Christian Romance Author (2020).

”Lacy's books are just so darn cozy and wholesome, without being cloying.” WendyTheSuperLibrarian book blog

Sutter's Hollow: One night—one mistake—changed everything for three best friends.
Book 1: His Small-Town Girl
Book 2: Secondhand Cowboy
Book 3: The Cowgirl Next Door



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RATING - 4 STARS


My Review:

Molly is on the run as her life is in his danger, while on the run she lands in Sutter's Hollow, just when she thinks she's in luck when she finds a help needed at a ranch, things don't completely work as she initially thought they would, because Cord didn't post the ad and wanted her gone as fast as possible. With her truck being dead she has nowhere to go. But there's a silver lining to everything, so don't give up.

Cord also has been through a difficult childhood and an event that changed his life and the others in his life. He finds it very difficult to forgive himself but with Molly, he starts to feel the joy of life again. He soon realises that he doesn't want to run away from the town, he, in fact, likes the small town things, which I personally liked because I was missing the whole small-town vibe as he wasn't ready to be hanging out in the town. 

Since this book didn't cover Cord's friends' feelings and what they're up to after that tragic night, I need to read the next book! The romance was good too, albeit a bit insta, it had its charm. It was a nice read. I liked the author's writing too! 

Thanks to the author for the copy in exchange for an honest review.

Friday, 1 May 2020

FRIDAY READS #12 | THE LEMON SISTERS (WILDSTONE, #3) BY JILL SHALVIS



Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

41952216Goodreads Summary: 

The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California...

Brooke Lemon has always led the life she wanted, wild adventures—and mistakes—included, something her perfect sister, Mindy, never understood. So when Mindy shows up on Brooke’s doorstep in the throes of a break-down with her three little kids in tow, Brooke’s shocked.

Wanting to make amends, Brooke agrees to trade places, taking the kids back to Wildstone for a few days so Mindy can pick up the pieces and put herself back together. What Brooke doesn’t admit is she’s just as broken . . . Also how does one go home after seven years away? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she’d shoved deep.

Soon the sisters begin to wonder: Are they lemons in life? In love? All they know is that neither seems to be able to run far enough to outpace her demons. And when secrets surface, they’ll have to learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.

BOOK BEGINNINGS:

Without warning, the helicopter dipped sharply, and Brooke Lemon’s stomach went along with it. Her view of a pretty sky shifted, and suddenly they were sideways and she was staring out at a craggy mountain peak, seemingly close enough to touch.


FRIDAY 56:

“I didn’t mean it like that. I meant you have enough going on with you and Linc. 
You guys doing okay?” 
Mindy shot her an are you serious? look. 
“You saw what he did.”


MY THOUGHTS:

Jill Shalvis is my auto-buy author, so of course, I have to read this one haha. This series is more on the women's fiction than her normal contemporary series, I'm still loving this series like her other works.



Which book features in your Friday Reads below? Comment the links below, I would love to visit your blog!

Monday, 27 April 2020

BLOG TOUR | MY GREEK ISLAND SUMMER BY MANDY BAGGOT


Hello everyone! I would like you to introduce you to My Greek Island Summer by Mandy Baggot in this blog tour. I actually am currently reading this and loving it! So, review coming soon! Thank you to Victoria from Head of Zeus for the e-copy and this blog tour opportunity. I was supposed to post this on the 23rd, but for some reason, I noted 27th by mistake and hence am late to the party, I would like to apologize for that. Since I have already delayed it, without any further ado, here's the book details! 


Publisher: Aria
ISBN13: 978-1838933432
Genre:  Romantic Comedy
Release date: 04/06/2020
Pages: ~ 528
Links to buy this book:


SYNOPSIS: 
Two weeks. One unforgettable trip to Corfu. A chance to change her life.

Becky Rose has just landed her dream job house-sitting at a top-end villa on the island of Corfu. What could be better than two weeks laying by an infinity pool overlooking the gorgeous Ionian waters while mending her broken heart.
Elias Mardas is travelling back to Corfu on business whilst dealing with his own personal demons. Late arriving in Athens, Becky and Elias have to spend a night in the Greek capital. When they have to emergency land in Kefalonia, Becky’s got to decide whether to suck up the adventure and this gorgeous companion she seems to have been thrown together with or panic about when she’s going to arrive at Corfu…
Finally reaching the beautiful island, Becky is happy to put Elias behind her and get on with her adventure. Until he turns up at the villa…
 


EXTRACT:

‘If you want my opinion, dear, I think she’s forgetting where she comes from,’ Hazel said, ripping open a bag of salted nuts, some of which sprayed across the table between them.
‘What d’you mean?’ Becky asked.
‘You hear about it, don’t you? In the news and everything. These entrepreneurs who set up their own little companies then… boom!’ Hazel made an explosion gesture with one hand, corralling peanuts with her other. ‘The firm takes off and their humble beginnings are distant memories… or forgotten about completely.’
Becky really didn’t want to believe that was what was happening with her sister. Megan had set up It’s A Wrap with her share of the reasonably small inheritance she’d been left by their father. Megan had always had a will to succeed. It stood to reason that she would be the one to be her own boss and rise above her position as the daughter of a working-class family from Wiltshire who never really had much to rub together. When the idea was mooted, Becky had deliberated hard about leaving her straight-out-of-college job at the bank to assist her sister but, in the end, family loyalty had won out. And she enjoyed it, for the most part. All the parts that weren’t today.
In complete contrast, Becky’s small inheritance wasn’t yet destined for anywhere. Hence why she’d been quite happy to lend most of it to Megan to buy the It’s A Wrap van. And Megan had promised it was only a loan. Anyway, what did Becky need the money for really? She was perfectly happy renting her flat above the newsagent. It wasn’t like the new estate home Tara and Jonathan had just bought, but the cost was reasonable because it wasn’t double-glazed and didn’t have a parking space. And when you didn’t struggle with the cold and didn’t have a car these things were of little importance. So, Megan had the business and a home with boyfriend Dean and their mother had used what she’d been given after probate to buy a mobile home in Blackpool. Margery Rose now spent her evenings and weekends quite happily playing 10p bingo and dancing at the Tower Ballroom with her sister, June.
‘You were thinking about your dad, weren’t you?’ Hazel carried on.
‘No,’ Becky lied. She wasn’t sure how much Hazel knew about the loss of her father. It’s A Wrap had been established two years after his death and, still upset about the suddenness of his demise then, Becky hadn’t really liked to talk about it too much. Even now, Megan liked to talk about it even less. For her sister, apart from the monetary foundations her life and enterprise were built on, it was like their parents had barely existed. Becky had been to Blackpool twice since her mum’s move, Megan had simply made her excuses.
‘Death is hard, dear,’ Hazel told her. ‘Especially when you’ve got others wanting to brush it under the carpet.’ She sucked at her cocktail. ‘You’re not a brusher-under-the-carpeter though, are you?’
‘Apparently not,’ Becky said again. And she didn’t want to be. Not when she had so many wonderful memories of the times they had all been a happy family together when she was a child. Walks in the local woods, picnics at the park, watching motorbike racing at Thruxton… until the massive stroke had replaced the dad she knew with someone who had to learn to walk, talk and think all over again. But him being alive at all was much better than losing him completely. It might have been within the walls of the care home surrounding them, but Becky had still got to see him, to talk to him and to help him try to recover. There had been small shards of the man she’d looked up to still there, visible just under the surface. Until the second stroke took it all a year later.
‘You know what you need, dear, don’t you?’ Hazel said, hand going into her handbag. It was one of those bags that turned into a backpack should leisure pursuits require it. ‘A cruise!’
Spattering more peanuts, Hazel thumped down a wad of around six brochures Becky never would have believed would have been able to fit in the handbag onto the pub table.
‘That’s what I’m going to be doing at the end of October. I’ve got two weeks booked off and I’m going to be wined and dined twenty-four hours a day,’ Hazel informed them, throwing open the first brochure that had a mammoth ship-to-rival-all-ships on the front cover, sitting like a cake-topper on a completely tranquil skein of azure-coloured icing.
Becky immediately caught sight of the prices. Wow! Cruises did not come cheap.
‘And in the hours I’m not being wined and dined,’ Hazel continued, ‘I’m going to try my hand at shuffleboard, then acrobatics… and then more wining and dining.’ Hazel inhaled. ‘Look at that steak. Beautiful.’

About the author: 
Mandy Baggot is an internationally bestselling and award-winning romance writer represented by Tanera Simons of The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency.
The winner of the Innovation in Romantic Fiction award at the UK’s Festival of Romance, her romantic comedy novel, One Wish in Manhattan, was also shortlisted for the Romantic Novelists’ Association Romantic Comedy Novel of the Year award in 2016. Mandy’s books have so far been translated into German, Italian, Czech and Hungarian.

Mandy loves the Greek island of Corfu, white wine, country music and handbags. Also a singer, she has taken part in ITV1’s Who Dares Sings and The X-Factor.
Mandy is a member of the Society of Authors and lives near Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK with her husband and two daughters.
Website: http://www.mandybaggot.com / Twitter: @mandybaggot / Facebook: @MandyBaggotAuthor

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

TOP TEN BOOK TITLES THAT WOULD MAKE GREAT BAND NAMES


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and previously hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl 

This week’s topic is book titles that would make great band names. Fun fact, I found TONS and TONS of bookish titles that would make great song titles, I've even read a trilogy with Backstreet Boys songs as titles, but had some difficult time finding book titles for band names, even so, I did manage to come with exact ten so, yay!

1. Infini by Krista and Becca Ritchie 
2. Moonglow by Kristen Callihan

3. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

4. Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

5. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

6. Wolf Rain by Nalini Singh

(Now they are all series titles not book titles) 

7. Lords of the Underworld by Gena Showalter

8. The Wedding Belles by Nora Roberts

9. Wallflowers by Lisa Kleypas

10. Immortals After Dark by Kerrelyn Sparks

So this was my list of book titles for band names. 
What do you think? How are they? :D 
Leave the links to your posts in the comments!

Friday, 17 April 2020

BOOK REVIEW | SUNRISE ON HALF MOON BAY BY ROBYN CARR

Goodreads Summary: 


Sometimes the happiness we’re looking for has been there all along…

Adele and Justine have never been close. Born twenty years apart, Justine was already an adult when Addie was born. The sisters love each other but they don’t really know each other.

When Addie dropped out of university to care for their ailing parents, Justine, a successful lawyer, covered the expenses. It was the best arrangement at the time but now that their parents are gone, the future has changed dramatically for both women.

Addie had great plans for her life but has been worn down by the pressures of being a caregiver and doesn’t know how to live for herself. And Justine’s success has come at a price. Her marriage is falling apart despite her best efforts.

Neither woman knows how to start life over but both realize they can and must support each other the way only sisters can. Together they find the strength to accept their failures and overcome their challenges. Happiness is within reach, if only they have the courage to fight for it.

Set in the stunning coastal town of Half Moon Bay, #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr’s new novel examines the joys of sisterhood and the importance of embracing change.



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RATING - 3.5 STARS


My Review:

Sunrise on Half Moon Bay is the latest book by Robyn Carr. Having enjoyed her Sullivan's Crossing, I was really looking forward to this book when I received it for review and it didn't disappoint me.

This book follows the two sisters, Adele and Justine, and their journey after the universe throws curveballs at them. The book has both Adele and Justine's point of views. Both sisters aren't so close being twenty years apart.

Adele has been taking care of her parents when they fell sick and she came back home to kind of hideaway from the world for her reasons. She got too used to her lifestyle only relying on Jake for a friend. But once she had no one to take care of, she had to move on with her life finally and this book describes her journey of the changes she brings to her life. 

Justine feels burnt out at her workplace but is continuing to work for the fat paychecks for her stay-at-home dad and her teenage children. And then the truth she wanted to deny comes in front when Adele witnesses her husband, Scott cheating on Justine. Justine with a strong mind, keeping her emotions intact approaches this situation, she handles this very well despite being heartbroken and shaken from the betrayal of her trust by Scott. 

This book showcases Adele and Justine's journey to make their lives better and their efforts to live a happy life. Both women are so different, hence, each woman has a different approach and yet they grow close. There's a silver lining after all since Justine seems happier and Adele finally starts to live her life. Justine's daughters were really understanding, Logan was a great character as well. I really enjoyed the first 50-60% of the book but later I was slightly disappointed in Adele for being a bit of a dilly dally about Jake.

It was a great book overall. It was nice to read about the duo's journey towards happiness after all the darkness they had.



*Thank you for the advance copy in exchange for an honest review.*

Thursday, 9 April 2020

RELEASE DAY BLITZ | THUNDERSTORM BY SUSAN MOHEL

THUNDERSTORM
Author: Susana Mohel
Series: The Perfect Storm #3
Release Date: April 9, 2020


Another storm has arrived! If you love enemies-to-lovers romance, be sure to get your hands on THUNDERSTORM by Susana Mohel--start reading it for free with Kindle Unlimited!


About THUNDERSTORM

Adrik Houston means nothing but trouble.
I’ve spent years building my career, and I’m not about to let him push me away from the goal I’ve set for my future.
I don’t care if he’s handsome, cocky, and fixated on getting me. On my charts, he’s Lucifer himself filling a panty-melting uniform.
But he doesn’t know how stubborn I can be when my heart is in the line of fire.
He’s ready to fight.
So am I.
We aren’t a match made in heaven. We’re two energy charged clouds ready to collide.
I’m Jordania Zanetti.
In war the winner takes it all, and the battle is about to start.

Add THUNDERSTORM to your TBR!

Get your copy of THUNDERSTORM from Amazon!





About SUSANA MOHEL

Author, wife, and mother of a girl and a puppy. I love the happily ever after. Believer & dreamer. I live in my own world, sipping Ginger Ale and lime. I'm always plotting my next book, coloring pages, and reading.

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Friday, 3 April 2020

FRIDAY READS #11 | CHASING CASSANDRA (THE RAVENELS, #6) BY LISA KLEYPAS



Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

44285731Goodreads Summary: 

Everything has a price...

Railway magnate Tom Severin is wealthy and powerful enough to satisfy any desire as soon as it arises. Anything—or anyone—is his for the asking. It should be simple to find the perfect wife—and from his first glimpse of Lady Cassandra Ravenel, he’s determined to have her. But the beautiful and quick-witted Cassandra is equally determined to marry for love—the one thing he can’t give.

Everything except her...

Severin is the most compelling and attractive man Cassandra has ever met, even if his heart is frozen. But she has no interest in living in the fast-paced world of a ruthless man who always plays to win.

When a newfound enemy nearly destroys Cassandra’s reputation, Severin seizes the opportunity he’s been waiting for. As always, he gets what he wants—or does he? There’s one lesson Tom Severin has yet to learn from his new bride:

Never underestimate a Ravenel.

The chase for Cassandra’s hand may be over. But the chase for her heart has only just begun.


BOOK BEGINNINGS:

Hampshire, England June 1876 
It had been a mistake to invite himself to the wedding. Not that Tom Severin gave a damn about politeness or etiquette. He liked barging into places where he hadn’t been invited, knowing he was too rich for anyone to dare throw him out.

FRIDAY 56:
Cassandra suspected Tom knew something no one else did. He seemed to be playing some kind of cat-and-mouse game. “Do you have information regarding his whereabouts, Mr. Severin?” she asked unsteadily. Tom looked directly at her then, the nonchalant mask temporarily falling away. His intense, searching gaze somehow burned through the numbness of the past twenty-four hours. “No, sweetheart,” he said gently, as if there were no one else in the room. The deliberate endearment caused a few breaths to catch audibly, including hers.

MY THOUGHTS:

I am always looking forward to reading Lisa Kleypas' historical books also I love the Ravenels so its a fun ride reading this book because it has Tom Severin as the hero. I have just started it so I am curious about what's that all about at 56%


Which book features in your Friday Reads below? Comment the links below, I would love to visit your blog!

Wednesday, 1 April 2020

COVER REVEAL | EASY RISK BY BETHANY LOPEZ


Today we are celebrating the cover reveal for EASY RISK by Bethany Lopez. This title is part of the Boudreaux Universe. These titles are releasing from Lady Boss Press and EASY RISK will release on April 27th. Follow them on Facebook for details and make sure to add the book to Goodreads.






Easy Risk: A Boudreaux Universe Novel by Bethany Lopez

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Amazon (Kindle Unlimited)

Book Blurb:

They say you can’t go home again…
Tyler “Doobie” Dubois is excited about moving back home to New Orleans after being away for five years. He left with a broken heart, determined to make it through the police academy and become a great cop, while finding his place in the world. Now, he’s ready to come home and regain his place in the family. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to welcome him back with open arms.

Time heals all wounds…

Alicia loves her life. Ever since she moved to New Orleans from Michigan, she’s been accepted for who she is and is thriving in The Big Easy. She’s open to love, although not actively looking for it, so when her best friend and roommate asks her to steer clear of Doobie romantically, she readily agrees. After all, she’s never even met him.

A chemistry that can’t be denied…

What begins as a friendship quickly turns to something more and they’ll both discover that loving each other is an Easy Risk.

Add the book to Goodreads





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AUTHOR INFORMATION:


Bethany Lopez is a USA Today Bestselling author of more than thirty books and has been published since 2011. She's a lover of all things romance, which she incorporates into the books she writes, no matter the genre.
When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with family and traveling whenever possible.
Bethany can usually be found with a cup of coffee or glass of wine at hand, and will never turn down a cupcake!



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Tuesday, 31 March 2020

TOP TEN TUESDAY | TOP TEN REASONS I'M OBVIOUSLY A BOOKLOVER


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish is now moved to That Artsy Reader Girl 

How is Quarantine life, everyone? I am hanging in there. Most of the times it feels like nothing has changed since I love staying at home, but I can't deny that sometimes it gets overwhelming and suffocating. So I turn to books or Netflix or Korean variety shows to keep my mind off of worrying matters. 

This week’s topic is a fun one. It's bookish without books. What bookish qualities do you possess that make it obvious to everyone who knows you that you’re a book lover? Here are my top ten reasons:

1. Reading in every spare time I get 
Whether I am waiting for my sister to get off her class as I pick her up on the way home or waiting for an appointment, I always find myself reading on the kindle app on my phone.
2. Having social media accounts only for books 
I actually didn't have my personal social media accounts until recently. Years ago, I was on Facebook(like 10 or so years ago), but I deleted that account and I made Twitter & Instagram accounts solely for books. I made a personal IG account only a few months ago, but I don't post as often on there. I spend HOURS on bookish social media including Goodreads.
3. Remembering random bookish things at all times 
I definitely am not kidding with this one. I remember random bookish scenes, dialogues, stories, characters, whatever, even if I have read that book years ago at random times or because of things that trigger these bookish memories. My bookish friend in real life loves that because then we spend hours talking about those books.
4. Bragging about Books 
I brag about any bookish thing like, I have read so many number of books in a year or till now, I own so and so number of books, I have read this gigantic book or this gigantic series, I have read this book in one sitting, bragging about my reading speed. Doesn't matter if its in front of a reader or a muggle in the bookish world.
5. Recommending Books 
Recommending books is not easy if you don't the person and their preferences but I love to spend time on research to recommend someone a book they would like based on the research. 
6. Book hangovers 
They suck, don't they?
7. Buying things for bookish reasons
Not just bookish but I buy non-bookish things sometimes because they remind me of certain bookish things. Like, the other day I bought PJs cause they had ice cream cones and ice candy bars on it, cause they reminded me of Avery from Wait for You, having them. And I buy props for my bookstagram all the time!
8. Making friends because of books
I have made so many friends because of books! Through blogging, social media like Twitter, Goodreads and especially on IG. Also, I am still friends with the person who introduced me to this world. She has become my life long friend now.
9. Still, remember the first books that got me into reading
 I still do remember the characters, stories, authors that got me into reading properly. I have grown out of the genres but I will still go back and reread them if I ever get some time to do so. I am grateful to them for making me stay in this awesome world.
10. Changing Profession/Studies because of Books
This is a big one. I used to study Engineering.. but midway through I realised, I can never work in a non-bookish field, so changed my degree studies, and got my BA in English Literature, currently preparing to apply for the masters. It was a huge life-changing decision.

Do we have any of these in common?
What are your top ten things that make you an obvious book lover? Leave the links to your posts too!