Saturday, October 12, 2013

The Bride Wore Size 12

Last month  I read Meg Cabot's new book The Bride Wore Size 12. As with all of Meg Cabot's books, specifically the Heather Wells series I truly enjoyed the story. Let's refresh your memory about Heather. Ms. Wells is a former pop star whose mother and manager ran off with all her money. She began working in a residency hall, Fischer Hall as a way to pay for school. Soon students begin having "accidents" leaving to their untimely death. Heather makes herself lead detective on the cases and almost gets herself killed. The Bride Wore Size 12 begins with Heather's preparation for her wedding.  Another student passes away in the dorm making the peaceful pre-wedding days into chaos especially after her long lost mother comes back into her life.

I adored this book. I loved to see how Heather and Cooper's relationship has progressed. Heather is such a loveable character. Despite her background she feels like anyone we would know. The stories are exciting, the characters are fun. What more could you ask for? Any fans of the series knows that Heather is unable to have children, but I am still hoping for another book, maybe the mom wore size 12?

~I received a free ebook to review. I was not compensated in anyway for my honest review~

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tempting Fate by Jane Green

I recently read Tempting Fate by Jane Green. This book will be published March 2014. This story follows Gabby and Elliot. Gabby a married mother of 2 in a loving relationship for twenty years. During a girls night out she meets Matt, a young social website developer. Their relationship grows from drinks at bar to text messages and emails into more dangerous territory. Soon she finds herself in a situation she never thought she would be in. Her life is turned upside down in one swoop.

I truly love reading Jane Green's books. They are fun, enjoyable reads with a twist that is very relate-able able to everyone. Real life situations that could very easily be yourself, your family or friends lives. As with her other books I was unable to put them down. I believe it was a review on Amazon's site that said her books are "compulsively readable," that is truly how I felt reading this book. I was unable to put it down. I couldn't wait to dig deeper into Gabby & Elliot's life. Both the story and the character's are extremely well written.

While I enjoyed this book I have to say I am disappointed because I have to wait so long for next book to come out. I wish they were published sooner.

Everyone go out and get Jane Green's books today! Be sure to pre-order Tempting Fate too! 

~I received a free ecopy of this book to review~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review~

Friday, July 26, 2013

Any College students out there????

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Here is a video about their new RentBack program. RentBack is new initiative that allows students to rent the textbooks they own - to other students. You can make 2-4x more money compared to buyback options! RentBack

Not only do you benefit by using this amazing site, but they also donate a portion of what you spend to Operation Smile! Operation smile is international children's medical charity. They fix children's cleft lip and palates, allowing them to eat, breath and smile properly for FREE! This is an excellent organization. I am proud to say that one of the doctors I work with has performed numerous surgeries for them! Please visit for further information!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

I recently read The Heist by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg. This story follows FBI Special Agent Kate O’Hare after she tracks down and captures Nicolas Fox. Shortly after He is arrested he begins working for the FBI. It becomes Kate's job to risk prison to work with Nick while he scams con men out of money. 

This book was a very nice beach read. It was fast and enjoyable. The story itself did leave you wanting more. I hope that this book is turned into a full series because I would love to see further adventures of Kate and Nick.

Everyone pick it up and come back and tell us what you think!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Book & Author Spotlight Full Throttle By Chelsea Camaron

Full Throttle is a bonus story from the Daddy’s Girl Series


High school sweethearts manage to make it through college into the working world still together and going strong.  From the start of their relationship Jake has made very clear his apprehension to marriage.  Kenna understood going into this nine years ago that with Jake there would never be a ring or white dress.

Now seeing their friends so eager to make such a serious commitment in their own relationships a crack begins to form in Jake and Kenna’s once solid foundation. 

Will Kenna ever open up and share her dreams with Jake?  Can Jake overcome his childhood issues?  Is Kenna willing to accept things just as they are forever?  Will her desire for a more serious commitment make her change her feelings for her one love?  Is Jake enough alone or does Kenna demand more than he can give? Can they move forward full throttle into their future together?

Author Info

Chelsea Camaron has a love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles.  She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children. She was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina and her heart is always Carolina day dreaming. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing with a few projects currently in the works. 

Amazon Link to Book One (Restore My Heart) -

~I did not read this book~

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pros & Cons by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg

I recently red Pros & Cons by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg. It is a prequel to their new book The Heist which was published today. As a huge fan of Janet Evanovich's novels I am very excited to read her new book. This story led me to discover Lee Goldberg who has written many tv shows including Monk, and Diagnosis Murder. 

Pros & Cons follows FBI agent Kate O’Hare as she continues her quest for criminal Nick Fox. This story leads Kate to Chicago where she is convinced that Nick is pretending to be a wedding planner in order to rob a penthouse apartment. This short story hints at a long past that has a romantic twist too. It leaves you wanting more. I cannot wait to read The Heist!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen

I recently read The Repeat Year by Andrea Lochen. This story follows Olive, a nurse who wakes up thinking it is 2012 but it is really January 1, 2011. She begins to relieve the entire year. She remembers patient outcomes, breaking up with a boyfriend who thinks they are still together, and moving out of an apartment she is currently living. 

Although this book was well written. I did not enjoy this book. The concept seemed more thrilling than the story was. The story was hard to follow, often making the reader confused as to what year it actually was. The premise of the story itself was unrealistic. How can someone wake up and repeat an entire year?

For me this book would not be an easy beach read. More thought process is need to successfully follow the storyline. 

Please read this book and come back and let us know how what you thought about it.

~I received a free copy of this book to review~
~I was not compensated in any way for my honest review~

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller

I recently read The Love Wars by L. Alison Heller. This story follows Molly Grant a finance lawyer turned divorce lawyer through her first big divorce case. In the process she falls in love.

While the story was cute it seemed very bland. Ms. Heller, a lawyer herself put too much emphasis on the law aspect of the story and not enough into the character's personal lives. Although it was nice to see a smart woman portrayed in chick lit. Typically chick lit books portray females as ditzy. I enjoyed the fact that Molly did whatever it took to fight for what she believed in, even if it put her job at risk. Too many portions of the story reminded me of previously read novels, such as the Devil Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger. This book did leave me wanting more.

It was a light read and would be perfect to bring to the beach with you. Come back and tell us what you thought of it!

~ I received a free book to review. ~
~ I was not compensated in any way 
for my honest review. ~

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham

Remember Gilmore Girls? Watch Parenthood? Know the funny actress Lauren Graham? Well that Lauren Graham recently wrote a book entitled Someday, Someday, Maybe. This work of fiction does mirror parts of Ms. Graham's life as a struggling actress. 

Someday, Someday Maybe follows struggling actress Fanny Banks' life in NYC. She works as a waitress while trying to become successful. After college she set established a three year deadline in which she strives to become famous. The stresses of it become real as the deadline soon approaches. 

I loved this book! It's funny as I know it's based on Ms. Graham's life, but as I was reading it I kept picturing Fanny as Alexis Bledel. For those of you don't know Alexis Bledel played Lauren Graham's daughter on Gilmore Girls. You can see Ms. Graham's personality throughout the story. It's funny, witty, and charming!  I truly hope that Ms. Graham writes a sequel. I would love to see Franny's life grow, maybe have her begin working on a hit tv shows that becomes a cult classic! 

~I received a free ebook to review. I was not compensated for my opinion~

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Book & Author Spotlight: Stephanie Elliott, What She Left Us

Summery of What She Left Us by Stephanie Elliott: 
Jenna and Courtney are dealing with the unexpected death of their mother in different ways. Jenna broke off her engagement to the man she thought she'd love forever, while Courtney headed back to college to take charge of a dorm-floor full of college students as a resident assistant.
Six months later, Jenna is fueled by panic over the news that the sisters may have the same disease that caused their mother's death and she makes an irrational decision - she packs it up and heads to college to be with Courtney. The timing couldn't be worse for Courtney, who's discovering love for the first time with Mitch, a sexy guitar player who may just be off limits.
Emotionally unstable, Jenna wonders if she made the worst mistake of her life by breaking off her engagement with Darren, and when he shows up to make amends, she can't help but second-guess her decision. But then there's Clay, the compassionate bartender at Klippy's who seems to understand everything Jenna's going through. And those hazel eyes just seem to see right through to Jenna's soul…
As the girls maneuver through their unpredictable futures, trying to manage their new health risks as well as tumultuous love lives, Courtney finds a disturbing photograph that indicates there may be more to their family than she ever imagined. 
This stunning revelation could shatter the sisters to the very core, making them question everything they thought they knew about their family, their faith, their past and, most of all, each other.

For More Information on Stephanie Elliot visit:

Today, April 14, 2013 is Ms. Elliot's birthday so be sure to stop by her blog to wish her a Happy Birthday! 

~I have not read or reviewed this book~ 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Broken Ferns by Toby Neal

I recently read Broken Ferns by Toby Neal. It is the fourth book in the Lei Crime Series. This book follows Lei as a new FBI agent. She and her new partner are trying to solve the case of the smiley bandit. Although this book is enjoyable it is missing the passion and drama that the first three books had. There is no creepy murder point of view. The case that they are trying to solve is juvenile. I missed the drama and passion behind Lei. Ms. Neal does a good job showing the different classes in Hawaii. Overall I was disappointed with this story. I hope that the next book in the series has the drama that was lacking in this one.

Monday, March 11, 2013

Wedding Night by Sophie Kinsella

I recently read Sophie Kinsella's new book Wedding Night. Sophie Kinsella's books tend to be romantic with quirky fun humor in them. This book was different then that. While it was still fun to read it was not the quirky humor that is typical of Ms. Kinsella's writing style.  As with her previous books the romantic side was strongly present. It was a fantastic read. It was also a fast read, too fast in some places.

The story follows Lottie through a bad breakup and the erratic choices she makes soon after. Her sister, Fliss has just been through a bad divorce that has left her bitter. She becomes obsessed with saving her sister. In the process she begins to grow. There are numerous twists and turns until the characters begin to realize what they truly want.

I highly suggest you read this book and all of Ms. Kinsella's books. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

I've been Missing

Sorry I have been missing. I have not forgotten about my blog. Life has been very busy. My job has made a lot of changes that led me to become unfocused on my blog. Just when I was starting to get my head back on straight I got sick. Nothing serious, it just knocked out all my energy. A week and a half after I finished the antibiotic I got sick again. I am beginning to feel better.

I have some great reviews coming in the next few months. Please stay tuned! I can't wait to share my thoughts. Be sure to check out my coming soon page to see what I am reading!