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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Bishop's Endgame by Katie Reus (Review)

I finally got around to Bishop's Endgame. I don't know why I procrastinated on this story, because it was the perfect ending to the trilogy. Throughout the trilogy we hear about Ellis, but he's not seen or heard from for since he "murdered" his best friend. Always in the background until his story. Now he's trying to prove his innocence, which is a tough feat when the cards are stack against him. He has the feeling that taking the daughter of the one who killed his friend was the way to do it. Sounds like a winning plan.

However, there are a few things that he wasn't counting on when he kidnapped Arianna: 1. She wasn't like her step-father. 2. Sweet caring person. 3. Willing to help him. There's no love lost between Arianna and her step-father. When she learns more about her step-father it's an easy choice to help Ellis.

I love Bishop's Endgame, because we bring in Evie his sister. We get to see Lizzy from Redstone books. And we also get to see another character that has popped in a few series here and there. Overall, a perfect ending to a trilogy. We have Ellis managing to redeem himself. Since he was the last Bishop to find happiness, I guess it's time to move on to a new series.

Copy provided by author.

Monday, January 13, 2020

Restless Rancher by Jennifer Ryan (Review)

I finally finished Restless Rancher by Jennifer Ryan. First off, I would recommend reading Dirty Little Secret first. You can read this without reading the first book, but it will make a lot more sense if we you do so.

In this story we get to know Austin Hubbard, who is trying to pick up the pieces of his life after his father takes everything away from him. His best friend's girlfriend send her friend Sonya Tucker. They didn't have a great start, but it's partly his father's fault.

I liked this story, because Austin and Sonya has the same dreams. They both want a home and a family to call their own. Yet learn this as they remodel Austin's grandfather's home. However, there is more than desires to rebuild a new life. We find that we have a terrible father, and you don't realize how terrible he is until you draw closer to the end. Jennifer does a wonderful job in drawing you into the story. Yes, you have romance budding between Austin and Sonya, but you also he him rebuild himself.

Overall, a pretty good read, and I can't wait to see what is going to happen with the series. Especially with the little sample at the end of the story.

Copy provided by Avon

Rating:
4 Stars

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Getting Healthy: Week 1 Done Many More to Go


First week: Started out strong. I was making lunches for work, and made good choices. Then the weekend happen. Oh boy, I really need to focus there. I know I have a habit of eating when I'm not hungry. I tend to snack when I'm bored. I guess I should focus on that this week. So, for week 2 I'm going to work on avoiding being bored so I don't over snack.

Hopefully next week I will have a little more to say. Any-who; are you guys developing healthy habits? If so, what are they? Do you have tips on overcoming boredom to avoid snacking too much?

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Weekly Recap Jan. 1-6


It's looking like I'm off to a good start with my goals. I have been doing all right with my healthy changes. I still fall a little short, but it's a work in progress. I should have a review posted sometime next week. Which means a I have been reading more. In the process of posting other stuff, but it hasn't come to fruition. Unless you count Getting Healthy post. I have finally learned how to use the banners I have purchased a few years back. Yay; it only took me about 2 years. I'm so excited about this. I also slightly modify my title; not by much. However, it kind fits in my new year.

How was your guys week? Yes, I know I haven't really counted the whole week, but this is a new thing for me. Like I said it goes with my new year. I'm currently finishing up Restless Rancher, and we will see what books I will read this week. I hope you all have a great week.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

Getting Healthy: Time for Change


In yesterday's post I mentioned that I plan to take a healthier look on my life. Healthy living is not always easy to do, especially since I have been eating crappy for so long. I'm tired of being the way I am, so it's time for the change. You have to do the change when you are ready. If you aren't ready, you're not ready. Don't force yourself. You are welcome to come along with me on my journey or not.

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

The Beast of Beswick by Amalie Howard (Review)

I eventually finished The Beast of Beswick a while ago. It was a about the middle of December, but I just couldn't get myself to write the review for the book. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a bad story. I actually loved the first half the story. The banter between Thane and Astrid was good. They kept up with one another pretty well. However, as the story progress I was fell less enchanted with these two. It was a struggle for me stay engaged with the story. I would sit there try to force myself to finish the story. I know there were others who absolutely loved the story. The story had absolutely promise. We have a bluestocking heroine with beastly hero. I don't care that Thane wasn't the standard of handsome hero. I didn't really see these two draw closer together in the story, and by the time story ended they were madly in love. They magically came together, because he realize he wanted his wife.   I like Astrid, but there were times she drove me mad with her behavior with Thane. 

Overall, The Beast of Beswick was an all right read. Would it be something I picked up again, probably not. The writing isn't bad, but there was something I can't put my finger on. I did like Astrid and Thane individually, and I think they would work. However, I wasn't feeling this story. I guess you can say it was a beast to read. Hey it might work for you, and you can totally ignore my words. 

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

Rating: 
3 Stars

It's a NEW YEAR! It's NEW GOAL!


For the past couple years I have kind of falling off with this blog (and it seems like I have continue the tradition), but this year I plan to recommit to my blog. I mean I totally didn't celebrate my 5 year mark a few years back, and I was okay with that. I mean I have been readjusting my life. Here is my new commitment to here. 

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Chosen Mate by Katie Reus (Review)

I finally got a chance to sit down and read  Chosen Mate by Katie Reus. First off, I have to say is you need to read Jaguar's Mate to understand where Leslie is coming from, and why Malcolm was handling her with kid gloves. At the same time try to let her know that he was interested in her, which she totally missed all the clues. As you read this quick little read, you see these two dance around each other while trying to figure out what was happening.

Like I said it was a quick read, and I repeat you are going to want to read Jaguar's Mate first, because they are somethings you are going to miss you don't. Overall, a pretty good read.

Copy provided by the author.

Rating:
4 Stars

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

InkSlinger PR Review + Giveaway: All Fired Up by Lori Foster


All Fired Up
Road to Love, 3
Lori Foster
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November 19, 2019


He’s tantalizing trouble she can’t resist…
Charlotte Parrish has always wanted a certain kind of man: someone responsible, settled, boring. Bad boys need not apply. But when her car leaves her stranded and a mysterious stranger with brooding eyes and a protective streak comes to her rescue, she can’t deny how drawn she is to him. In town searching for family he’s never met, Mitch is everything she never thought she wanted—and suddenly everything she craves. 
Finding his half brothers after all these years is more than Mitch Crews has allowed himself to wish for. Finding love never even crossed his mind…until he meets Charlotte. She’s sweet, warmhearted, sexier than she knows—and too damn good for an ex-con like him. But when his past comes back to haunt him, putting Charlotte—and the family he’s come to care for—in danger, Mitch isn’t playing by the rules. He’s already surrendered his heart, but now he’ll risk his life.
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Saturday, November 9, 2019

InkSlinger PR Review: Twist of Fate by Jill Shalvis


We are beyond excited to be celebrating this release from Jill Shalvis with you today by participating in the blog tour! TWIST OF FATE is part of her Heartbreaker Bay series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. Check out the book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

 

About TWIST OF FATE:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a new story in her Heartbreaker Bay series…

When the one you want … 

Daisy doesn’t believe love is ever-lasting, so it’s ironic as hell that she parlayed a business degree into a wedding planning business. More ironic still is her latest job bringing her back into contact with the man who’d taught her that love can’t last.

Is the one you can’t have…

To say Diego has been taught the hard way to bury emotions is an understatement. But when he’s called home to help the brother he hasn’t seen or spoken to in years, that’s one thing. It’s another entirely to also come face to face with the first woman he ever loved.

First and only… 

Can love conquer all? Daisy’s learned to depend only on herself, and Diego is and always has been an island of one. And yet when they’re together, even when they’re bickering, still wary and haunted by memories of what was … it’s magic. The question is, how to find their way back to each other…? 


**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  

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Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Angel in a Devil's Arms by Julie Anne Long (Review)

First off, I absolutely love this cover. Who doesn't love the bright color yellow dress. You look closer to Lord Bolt's expression, purely priceless. I mean it's a look that says, "Why are you dress, and there's a nice comfy bed with me in it?" In a sense the cover fits. For a good portion of the story we have Lucien and Angelique playing a cat and mouse game. They both want each other, but Angelique is trying not to cave to these feelings. There are parts in the story where I felt I probably read the first book in the series. It might be helpful, because Angelique and Delilah have a connected past. However, Angelique trying to keep her past hidden.

We have Lucien who has risen from the dead, and making the life of his father and his wife a living hell, or planning on it. I mean the Duchess of Brexford is a hateful woman, and it's time to put her in her place. The Duke is a pretty weak man to beginning with. Good thing Lucien didn't inherit that from his father (the Duke).

Overall, Angel in a Devil's Arms was a pretty good. I mean it starts out with a plot of revenge, but motives change as Lucien developed more character. I love that Angelique was able to move on from her past. I can't wait to see what happen with the other characters in The Grand Palace on the Thames.

Copy provided by Avon

Rating:
4 Stars