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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Review: The Pirate and I by Katharine Ashe

I love romance. I love pirates. I love pirate romances and this one totally delivered in a short amount of time.

Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Release Date: July 11, 2017

Years ago, Miss Esme Astell fell hopelessly in love with Charles Brittle, an unassuming and highly respectable London bookmaker.

Then he disappeared without a word . . .

The last thing Esme ever dreamed was to meet Charlie again—
In a dark alleyway—
In a drenching rain—
In a chase with the police—
In Scotland.

Can she fall again, this time for the dangerous scoundrel he’s become?

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare.

Tessa is one of those authors that keeps you coming back no matter what. I loved her Spindle Cove series best and I have super high hopes for this new series too.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean

Man oh man was this one good! It was a risky choice for me but it paid off in a big way because I couldn't put it down! Sarah MacLean sets readers up to fall in love with Malcolm!

Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via Edelweiss for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: June 27, 2017

The one woman he will never forget…
Malcolm Bevingstoke, Duke of Haven, has lived the last three years in self-imposed solitude, paying the price for a mistake he can never reverse and a love he lost forever. The dukedom does not wait, however, and Haven requires an heir, which means he must find himself a wife by summer’s end. There is only one problem—he already has one.

The one man she will never forgive…
After years in exile, Seraphina, Duchess of Haven, returns to London with a single goal-to reclaim the life she left and find happiness, unencumbered by the man who broke her heart. Haven offers her a deal; Sera can have her freedom, just as soon as she finds her replacement…which requires her to spend the summer in close quarters with the husband she does not want, but somehow cannot resist.

A love that neither can deny…
The duke has a single summer to woo his wife and convince her that, despite their broken past, he can give her forever, making every day …

The day of the duchess.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: On the Plus Side by Alison Bliss

I had a few issues with some of the characters but as far as new to me authors go, Alison Bliss is one I'm going to be following for a long time.

Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: June 27, 2017

Big girls don't cry.
They go after what they want.

Thanks to her bangin' curves, Valerie Carmichael has always turned heads-with the exception of seriously sexy Logan Mathis. Just Valerie's luck that the object of her lust-filled affection is also best friends with her overprotective brother. But Valerie's determined to get Logan's attention . . . even if it means telling a teeny little lie to get a job at his new bar.

Logan can't remember a time when Valerie didn't secretly fuel all his hottest fantasies. Now the curvaceous she-devil is working behind his bar, tempting him every damn night. It's only when he finds Valerie's naughty things-to-do list that Logan decides to break every rule in the book-by making each red-hot deed a reality.

No one warned them that they were going to fall this hard. And no one warned them that sometimes the smallest secrets can have the biggest consequences.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Adria Picks: Ten Movies I Have to Watch by the End of the Year

This edition of Adria Picks is going to be an ongoing and NEW one because I recently discovered the joys of renting and buying movies/tv shows on my Kindle and it. Is. Glorious! Here’s why though:

Going to the theater is expensive as hell so I reserve my pennies for a movie I would sell my relatives to see. Fortunately there aren’t that many movies that fall under that category.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Throwback Thursday Review: Size Matters by Alison Bliss

Throwback Thursday Reviews on the blog is dedicated to those oldies but goodies that you just can't help but talk about, in a review of course! Shed some light on some of your older favorites and hopefully you'll get someone hooked on a new book, series and/or author! If you've got an oldie but goodie, share it with me! There's no such thing as "Too Many Books!"
This Week’s Throwback Thursday Book is:Size Matters by Alison Bliss

Format: .mobi (Purchased)
Publisher: Forever
Release Date: November 29, 2016

Leah Martin has spent her life trying to avoid temptation. But she's sick of low-fat snacks, counting calories, and her hyper-critical mom. Fortunately, her popular new bakery keeps her good and distracted. But there aren't enough éclairs in the world to distract Leah from the hotness that is Sam Cooper - or the fact that he just told her mother that they're engaged . . . which is a big, fat lie.

Sam sometime speaks before he thinks. So what started out as defending Leah's date-ability to her judgmental mother soon turned into having a fiancee! Now the plan is to keep up the fake engagement, stay "just friends," and make Leah's family loathe him enough to just call the whole thing off . But Sam has an insatiable sweet tooth, not only for Leah's decadent desserts but her decadent curves. Her full lips. Her bright green eyes. Yep, things aren't going quite according to plan. Now Sam has to convince Leah that he's for real . . . before their little lie turns into one big, sweet disaster.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Influenster Review + Recipe: Daisy Squeezable Sour Cream

As part of the Influenster program, I get to review pretty neat stuff here and there. The latest box, the Playa Voxbox had the squeezable * Daisy Sour Cream in it.

Now, I’ve been a longtime fan of Daisy sour cream so I already knew I was going to like it, but I’d never tried the squeezable one before. I tried it on a familiar favorites to see how it measured up.

Green Onion Dip with Fritos!!

It’s really simple but one of my favorites. You’ll need:

  • Sour Cream (Daisy has a better flavor in my opinion, I’ve tried others and it just didn’t work for me).
  • Powdered Green Onion Dip
  • Kosher Salt
  • Lightly Salted Fritos (I did this one with regular Fritos and learned my lesson.)
  • Small Bowl
  • Fork

Waiting on Wednesday: Two upcoming releases!

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publications "can't-wait-to-read" selections are: Ready to Run by Lauren Layne and Chasing a Legend by Sarah Robinson.

I’ve read both guys and I can’t wait for you all to read them! Lauren Layne’s book makes reality dating shows look like the perfect setting for a real romance, and I’ve been in love with Sarah Robinson’s Kavanagh series since the very first book! They’re a wonderful family with a lot of personality and love to go around.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Review: Resurrection by Katie Reus

This is why I love Katie Reus so freaking much!

Format: .mobi (A copy of this book was provided by the publisher via NetGalley for the purpose of an honest review. )
Publisher: KR Press LLC
Release Date: July 11, 2017

She faked her own death…

Skye Ar√©valo left the CIA and faked her death to protect Colt Stuart, the only man she ever loved. Months later, a brutal kidnapping draws her to infiltrate a dangerous cartel. Just when she thinks she’s home free, things go horribly wrong and she escapes with bloodthirsty enemies on her heels…only to find herself face to face with a bewildered and angry Colt.

He’ll cross every line to save her…

When Colt Stuart, a former Marine, finds out the woman he loved betrayed him, he’s shocked and hurt, but it doesn’t stop him from breaking every law on the books to keep her alive. Unfortunately, it might not be enough to stop a powerful enemy who will do anything to see Skye dead.

Monday, August 7, 2017

I'm Back!

Hey everyone! I’m back! How has everyone been for the past two-ish months or so? Well my vacation wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows and I wanted to talk about that before I let you know what’s new with the blog for the foreseeable future.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ll have heard that on July 2 we lost our cat Amelia. I had written about how she had developed a severe infection and had lost a lot of weight a few months ago. The vet did blood tests among others and could find no cause for it so he thought it might be a food sensitivity issue so she was put on a prescription diet. We thought she was getting better because she became a bit more animated and had gained about half a pound. Sadly she took a turn for the worse and within 24 hours she had passed away in the vet’s arms.

Reading Challenges Check In

I’m a little late with this but I decided to do my check-in for my reading challenges. All I have to say is that if I knew then what I know now I would have chosen Historical Romance for the Pick Your Genre Challenge because I can’t seem to read much else!! Sheesh!

Goal Set in January: 45
Actual Books Read: 23
I’m not doing so bad with this one, there have been a lot of new-to-me authors and books that I’ve had the chance to try and quite a few more on my list. Most were hits, a few were misses but overall, this one has been the most fun.

Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis - Review

Diffraction by Jess Anastasi - Review

Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas - Review

Perfect for You by Candis Terry - Review

When the Marquess Falls by Lorraine Heath - Review