Friday, August 15, 2014

Book Club!!


Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

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Here are my thoughts:
Oh, holy book hangover.  Seriously, this was ridiculous.  I couldn't put it down and when I was done, I just couldn't stop thinking about it.  In fact, I finished this book pretty late one evening and I had the following to say right then:

Dangit Colleen Hoover and your stupid good books that make me stay up late and act all emotional.

I really think she lives off of the tears of her readers.  But it's so so good.

What are you currently reading??

Friday, August 8, 2014

Book Club!!


Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:
Here's the deal... I learned a long time ago that sometimes you have to use what you've got to make things happen. What I happen to have is a pretty smile, long legs and the ability to make men believe anything I say. Before you get on your high horse and start judging me, can you honestly say you've never batted your lashes at some guy for a free drink at the bar? That's what I thought. 

Keep that in mind as I tell you my story of how I took it one step further. My story of lies, deceit, manipulation and love. Yeah, love. Believe me, it fits. Especially, when you factor in Nick and Tucker – one had my heart and the other one wanted it all for himself. Which one? Well, I can't tell you that. It would defeat the purpose of the story. If I'm going to fill you in about me, Lila Garrison, and my life as a con artist you're going to need to know all the facts, including the ones about the two guys who made me want to give up the life of fancy clothes, expensive jewelry, fast cars and easy money. Because sometimes, one person can give you something that's more valuable than all of that.

If you're still interested, stick around. Just remember, I'm pretty good at convincing people to do what I want, so if by the end of this whole thing you feel worked over, don't say I didn't warn you.
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Here are my thoughts:
I love the concept of a female con artist.  One of the first books I ever reviewed on this ol blog was of a woman spy an I hadn't found anything like it with a female main character until Give Me Something.  I enjoyed watching Lila con and then develop as a character.  There was a twist toward the end that I didn't see coming and the book as a whole was captivating.  I would definitely add this to your "to read" list.

What are you currently reading??

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

World Breastfeeding Week

It's World Breastfeeding Week!  Houston Moms Blog is hosting a series of Breastfeeding posts, all about each person's unique experience.  It's educational, it's emotional, and it's totally relatable!  Take a minute to read it.  Here's mine:
I always planned on breastfeeding Skeeter.  Even when I was still pregnant with her, I set a personal goal of exclusively breastfeeding for six months.  I ended up exceeding that goal by breastfeeding for thirteen months, but that wasn’t without it’s issues.
When I was hospitalized at 31 weeks pregnant {read about that here}, the hospital’s education department didn’t miss a beat.  They set me up with an unlimited supply of breastfeeding instructional videos.  My daughter would be born early and the need for mother’s milk was more important than ever.
>>>Click here to continue reading about my experience with the Triple Feed Breastfeeding Method.

Monday, August 4, 2014

New Book Release

I've decided that from time to time I'll feature a new book being released or just a fun quote I love from something I'm reading.  This week's book release is Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista by Aven Ellis.



Chronicles of a Lincoln Park Fashionista
Recent college graduate Avery Andrews is ready to begin a new life in the big city. She’s landed an apartment in Chicago’s famed Lincoln Park neighborhood–and has her eye on the cute commodities trader just a floor above.

If Premier Airlines knew about her fear of flying, they never would have hired her to be their marketing assistant—but it’s not like Avery wants a lifelong career. Right now she simply wants a job to pay her bills…and fund a few little shopping excursions, too.

Her new lifestyle comes with a price tag, as Avery is not only faced with paying a ridiculous rent but finds she’s perceived as one of the vacant, husband-hunting fashionistas who live in the area. Avery resents this stereotype—so she doesn’t want a lifelong career, and she loves fashions she can’t afford, but that doesn’t mean she is empty-headed and spoiled, does it?

When an opportunity to participate in a documentary at work arises, Avery finds a two-fold solution to her problems. She’ll earn extra money for it, and the documentary will show her as a serious career woman, enabling her to shed that husband-hunting fashionista label for good.

When the camera is on, Avery attempts to be a motivated professional woman. But when she is challenged by Deacon Ryan, the videographer assigned to cover her story, Avery finds herself wanting things she was never supposed to want—like a lasting career—and Deacon. And Avery might just gain more from the experience than a perfect career image and extra cash to put in her Tory Burch wallet…

Friday, August 1, 2014

Book Club!!


Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:




Here's the synopsis:
Boring Beth Lynn has always lived up to her nickname… until she wakes up in a hotel bed next to a sexy as sin state senator she re-connected with at a wedding the previous night.

The biggest problem? She can't seem to remember anything about the night before except for crying into a box of cookies, and she’s pretty sure Grandma Nadine slipped something in her drink. And what should have been a one night stand turns into a six day adventure when Grandma whisks them off to Hawaii to save them from the ensuing media firestorm.

Jace isn't looking for commitment — he believes he made that clear when he left the wedding with Beth. Then again, he can't remember much of anything other than the way her skin felt beneath his hands. Now he's stuck with her at some lame couple’s retreat and trying his hardest to fight the attraction only a woman like Beth could invoke.

He doesn’t think it can get any worse.

But one spider attack… A donkey ride from hell… And an unfortunate episode with Viagra tea — and there’s one thing Jace knows for sure: He should never have agreed to Grandma Nadine’s suggestion in the first place.
Because if this isn’t paradise, and it isn’t a vacation — that only leaves one option.

Survival.

But to make it through alive… they might lose their hearts in the process.
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Here are my thoughts:
I've said it before and I'll say it again: Grandma Nadine is one of the greatest characters ever created.  I want to be friends with her, but I also am afraid of the shenanigans I would be roped into.  Each chapter of this book begins with a scene with Grandma and every one of them laughing out loud.

Every Rachel Van Dyken book I've read has made me laugh so hard I've cried and The Dare is no exception.  She is fabulous and definitely on my list of favorite authors.  I've already picked up another one of her books.

What are you currently reading??

Monday, July 28, 2014

Book Nerd Problems

So the mister has been getting onto my lately about letting my blogging go a tad.  But the truth is that there have been SO many good books, that my nose has been stuck in a book.


I guess maybe I've been reading a little TOO much... In fact, I had a dream the other night that involved one of my book boyfriends, Travis Maddox (from Beautiful Disaster).

In fact, in the dream, Mr. BUB had decided to become a MMA fighter and his first fight was against Mr. Maddox himself.  My alarm went off before a winner was announced, so we could have a debate over who would've won.  I mean, Travis Maddox is Travis Maddox.  But Mr. BUB is also 6'9" and no weakling.


So I when I got up, I of course related the dream to Mr. BUB.  His response?  "I'm sorry I had to kill you book boyfriend."

Ha.

Friday, July 25, 2014

Book Club!!


Today is Book Club Friday!

To link up, all you have to do is grab the button (above) and link up (below)!

You can write about any book you want.

This week I'm sharing:



Here's the synopsis:

The Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster phenomenon continues in the first heart-pounding new adult romance in The Maddox Brothers series.

Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn’t have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with a first weekend off in almost a year.

Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. 

Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlor to help with the bills. Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. 

As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she’ll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic. But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever—even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.

In the first installment of the Maddox Brothers books, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.
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Here are my thoughts:
Holy moly.  I finished this book, stared at my kindle for about ten minutes, muttering "what the heck just happened?"  The mister asked me what I was talking about and I responded "I can't even begin to explain..."

Then I picked it up the next day to read it again.

Let's just say that if you're a fan of the Beautiful Disaster series, you need to pick up BOB now. If you're not a fan, you should give the series a try.


What are you currently reading?



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