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TLC Book Tours: Olivay

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Title: Olivay Author: Deborah Reed 254 pages, published July 7, 2015 Genre: Fiction, Suspense Note: I received this book from TLC Book Tours to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. Synopsis: We don’t believe that our lives can change in an instant—until they do. Olivay, widowed for a year and sleepwalking through life, meets Henry by chance. She takes him to her Los Angeles loft, thinking it will just be for the night. But the following morning, bombs detonate across the city; mayhem and carnage fill the streets; and her loft is covered in broken glass and her own blood. Henry is skittish, solicitous, and strangely distracted. Who is this man she’s marooned with as the city goes on lockdown? Why is she catching him in lie after lie? Is he somehow connected to her husband’s death and the terrorist attacks outside? With eloquent and suspenseful prose, Olivay explores the wreckage of loss and the collision of grief, desi

It's Monday, July 27: What are you reading?

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  This is a weekly meme hosted by Book Journey .   This week I am on a business trip to San Antonio,Texas!  My first time in Texas so I'm excited to explore! Despite being super busy at the conference I will be attending, I will have some reading time on the plane and on breaks and evenings.  Even though I'll be missing my husband and my fur babies like crazy, it will be nice to have some "me" time on this trip too! Here are some of the books I'll be reading from this week:     At 480 pages, this is a long one and taking me awhile! Hoping to finish this one early this week! Thanks, NetGalley !     I saw this book on Brandie's blog and immediately requested it from the library! Just got it and bringing it on my trip!     Another one from NetGalley!   What are you reading this week? Happy Reading, my friends!  

W...W...W...Wednesday

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W… W… W… Wednesday, how hosted by Taking on a World of Words , is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next.   What did you just finish reading?       What are you reading now?         What are you reading next?       What are you reading right now, friends?   Happy Reading!

Review: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake

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Title: The Coincidence of Coconut Cake Author:  Amy E. Reichert 336 pages, publishing date July 21, 2015 Genre: Women's Fiction Note: I received this book from  NetGalley   to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. From Goodreads: In downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Lou works tirelessly to build her beloved yet struggling French restaurant, Luella’s, into a success. She cheerfully balances her demanding business and even more demanding fiancĂ©…until the morning she discovers him in the buff—with an intern. Witty yet gruff British transplant Al is keeping himself employed and entertained by writing scathing reviews of local restaurants in the Milwaukee newspaper under a pseudonym. When an anonymous tip sends him to Luella’s, little does he know he’s arrived on the worst day of the chef’s life. The review practically writes itself: underdone fish, scorched sauce, distracted service—he unleashes his worst. The day that Al’s mean-spir

Review: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids

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Title: The Summer of Chasing Mermaids Author: Sarah Ockler 401 pages, published June 2015 Genre: YA Contemporary Source: Purchased for myself From Goodreads: The youngest of six talented sisters, Elyse d’Abreau was destined for stardom—until a boating accident took everything from her. Now, the most beautiful singer in Tobago can’t sing. She can’t even speak. Seeking quiet solitude, Elyse accepts a friend’s invitation to Atargatis Cove. Named for the mythical first mermaid, the Oregon seaside town is everything Elyse’s home in the Caribbean isn’t: An ocean too cold for swimming, parties too tame for singing, and people too polite to pry—except for one. Christian Kane is a notorious playboy—insolent, arrogant, and completely charming. He’s also the only person in Atargatis Cove who doesn’t treat Elyse like a glass statue. He challenges her to express herself, and he admires the way she treats his younger brother Sebastian, who believes Elyse is the legendary mermaid come to life

Last Ten Books That Came into my Possession

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by  The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's topic is Last Ten Books That Came Into My Possession (bought, library, review copies, etc). Here's my list--I also included the source of each book. Purchased   NetGalley   TLC Book Tours   Purchased   NetGalley     NetGalley   Library   Library   Won in a Giveaway NetGalley     Happy Reading!!    

RABT Book Tour: Beach Man (GIVEAWAY!)

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Title: Beach Man Author: Annabel Foxx 224 pages, published March 2015 Contemporary Romance Note: I received this book from the publisher  to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. From Goodreads: Kim is a former dancer, who feels trapped in a loveless marriage to a jealous wealthy older man. He blames her for crippling him in an auto accident that he himself caused. They live in a gorgeous beach house in the town of Scorpio Beach, an up-and-coming beach town on Long Island.  Kim strives to make the marriage work, despite her husband’s blame, verbal abuse and bitterness.  During a heat wave, Kim meets a wickedly handsome man on the beach. She fights not to want him, not to want a new life and not to fall in love. But Derek is seductive and irresistible—a former soldier who recently comes to town to start a landscaping business. Kim falls hard for him, and he becomes addicted to her.  Although Kim wants a divorce, her husband finds o

W....W...W...Wednesday

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W… W… W… Wednesday, how hosted by Taking on a World of Words , is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next.   What did you just finish reading?     You can read my review of this one here :) I LOVED it!!!     What are you reading now?     Took me a bit to get into this one, but now I'm really enjoying it!     Just started this one...loving it so far!!     What are you reading next?     Excited I got this ARC from NetGalley!   What are you reading this week? Happy Reading!

Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by  The Broke and The Bookish.  This week's topic is Top Ten Hyped Books I've Never Read. I do have a few of these! Here they are, in no particular order:                     Thinking about reading Life of Pi in the near future. Any others I shouldn't miss?   Happy Reading!        

Review: Maybe in Another Life

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Title: Maybe in Another Life Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid 352 pages, publish date July 7, 2015 Genre: Women's Fiction Note: I received this book from NetGalley to facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own. From Goodreads: At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and held countless meaningless jobs since graduating college. On the heels of leaving yet another city, Hannah moves back to her hometown of Los Angeles and takes up residence in her best friend Gabby’s guestroom. Shortly after getting back to town, Hannah goes out to a bar one night with Gabby and meets up with her high school boyfriend, Ethan. Just after midnight, Gabby asks Hannah if she’s ready to go. A moment later, Ethan offers to give her a ride later if she wants to stay. Hannah hesitates. What happens if she leaves with Gabby? What happens if she leaves with Ethan

Kindle Kandy #3

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  Kindle Kandy is a Friday weekly bookish feature hosted by  The Book Dame . We scan our shelves and eReaders to rediscover books that we own but have not read, to this point little more than shelf or Kindle Kandy.  To many books and too little time and all that jazz.  Here's my Kindle Kandy for this week: Good Vibrations By S.L. Scott 286, published May 2013 Genre:  New Adult, Romance From Goodreads: I grab her exploring finger just as it reaches my happy trail—a trail that if I let her wander down further will lead us to do things we can’t take back. Things like three-word phrases being confessed that would end me if I was rejected. Things like selfishly wanting to own her body and doing things to her that would make my fantasies blush. And things like making her promises too soon that won’t do either of us any good. She makes me want a future that’s not possible, and one I don’t deserve. Listening to my ego got me into this situation. Will listening

Blog Tour: Our Moon by Jennifer L. Allen

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Title: Our Moon Author: Jennifer L. Allen Genre:  Contemporary Romance Ally Monroe can’t remember her name, let alone the eighteen years of her life before a car accident put her in a year-long coma. She wakes up to the reality that her parents are dead and she has amnesia. Released from her long-term care facility to live with her twin brother, Alex, and older brother, Trevor, Ally tries to piece together what she can while attempting to live her life again. Enter Chase Baker, guitarist for her brothers’ rock band, JACT. There is something about him that Ally just can’t resist, but the mysteries of her past are looming in the back of her mind, threatening to destroy anything she tries to build with him. Do Ally and Chase have a chance? Or is there a secret in Ally’s past that may get in the way? “These smell delicious,” he says as he sets the cookies down on the folding tray table I pulled out from the rack beside the entertainment center.