People We Meet On Vacation | Emily Henry | Book Review

People We Meet On Vacation is the second book I’ve read by Emily Henry and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. She takes you on a ride with her characters from beginning to end. In this one, she uses one of my favorite troupes friends to lovers and creates so many goodContinue reading “People We Meet On Vacation | Emily Henry | Book Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read If You Loved/Love Hallmark Christmas Movies

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is Books To Read If You Loved/Love _______. I picked Hallmark Christmas movies! 1. Blame It On The Mistletoe ~ Nicole Michaels 2. Christmas At Carly’s Cupcakes ~ Jessica Redland 3. In A Holidaze ~ Christina Lauren 4. The Christmas House ~Continue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books To Read If You Loved/Love Hallmark Christmas Movies”

Never Fall For Your Fiancée | Virginia Heath | Book Review

Never Fall For Your Fiancée is a new historical romance written by Virginia Heath. It is the first in a new series The Merriwell Series. Actually it is a romantic comedy and it is so funny. The storyline and characters kept me entertained from beginning to end. There were two things that drew me toContinue reading “Never Fall For Your Fiancée | Virginia Heath | Book Review”

The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood| Book Review

The Love Hypothesis is an absolute delight! I was reading the majority of it whole at work and was grateful that my face mask was on hiding the gigantic grin on my face. I fell hard for these characters, their dynamic, and how everything unfolded. It was just so well done. The Love Hypothesis isContinue reading “The Love Hypothesis | Ali Hazelwood| Book Review”

Red At The Bone | Jacqueline Woodson | Book Review

Red At The Bone is less than 200 pages but holds such a poignant story. It involves two very different families who are brought together in an unexpected way. Opening in the year 2001, the families have come together to celebrate a coming of age ceremony; and being in such close proximity to reevaluate howContinue reading “Red At The Bone | Jacqueline Woodson | Book Review”

Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café | Jessica Redland | Book Review

Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café is the newest book written by Jessica Redland. I had previously read a few of her “Whitsboro Bay” series and had enjoyed them. When I saw this new book on Netgalley I couldn’t resist requesting it and diving into another seaside romance. Especially since it was set during Christmas time.Continue reading “Snowflakes Over The Starfish Café | Jessica Redland | Book Review”

Just Haven’t Met You Yet | Sophie Cousens | Book Review

Just Haven’t Met You Yet follows journalist Laura Le Quesne as she researches her parents love story while searching for her own happily ever after. The research is being for Love Life magazine which Laura works for a “how did you meet” columnist. The magazine is struggling and needs a story that will pop. LauraContinue reading “Just Haven’t Met You Yet | Sophie Cousens | Book Review”

Hear’s The Thing | Cody Allen | Book Review

It’s not secret that I enjoy reading memoirs so it was no surprise that when I found Hear’s The Thing: Lessons on Listening, Life, and Love by Cody Alan that I selected to read it. I knew of Cody Alan from CMT and the fact that he had come out as gay a few yearsContinue reading “Hear’s The Thing | Cody Allen | Book Review”

Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable Things Characters Have Said

Top Ten Tuesday is held by Jana over at That Artsy Reader GirlToday’s topic is memorable things characters have said. 1. “Voice is not just the sound that comes from your throat but the feelings that come from your words.” ~The Nothern Light (Jennifer Donnelly) 2. “Brave doesn’t mean you’re not scared. It means you goContinue reading “Top Ten Tuesday: Memorable Things Characters Have Said”

Blue Skinned Gods | SJ Sindu | Book Review

Blue Skinned Gods is a story of deception and manipulation with a religious backdrop. I really wanted to enjoy this one and had been anxiously waiting to read it since earlier this year. It sounded like a diverse read that selves into the potential scans that can come out of religion. Unfortunately, what I readContinue reading “Blue Skinned Gods | SJ Sindu | Book Review”

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