Where Have We Been?!

Where Have We Been?!

HELLO, Where in the hell have we been? LOL! To be honest I’ve been MIA from blogging. Bless Bethany’s heart she has been keeping us active on social media, but I cant tell you the last time I have blogged, posted or even logged into social media. RL has just totally consumed me. I think I have read like 3 or 4 books in the last 4 months. I started working 5 days a week and between that and being a mom, wife, moving to a new house, I just haven’t been in the mind set for any reviewing or pretty much “the book world” at all. Thats not to say I don’t miss it and all the awesome people. I just suck at time management. I hope to start getting my groove back slowly. I mean I cant even tell you the last time Ive read a 5 star […]

Posted July 21, 2016 by Erin in Keepin It Real / 1 Comment

Giveaway: The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid is LIVE!

Giveaway: The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid is LIVE!

The Player and the Pixie (Rugby, #2) by L.H. Cosway, Penny Reid on April 12, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Series: Rugby #2 Pages: 326 How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him? THE PIXIE Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby. As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble. […]

Posted April 12, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways / 0 Comments

Audiobook Reviews: Deeper & Harder by Robin York

by Robin York Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Source: Audiobook Series Review I can’t even express how surprised I am by these two audiobooks. I was not expecting to love them so much. The author hit an out of the park homerun with these two characters (Caroline and West) that she created, and her writing was excellent. So impressed! “I want you, and I don’t know how to stop wanting you. I want to get deep inside you, and then deeper, until I’m so deep I don’t even know what’s me anymore and what’s you.” If you follow my reviews and the books I read, then you may have noticed I very rarely read college new adult romances anymore. I really got burnt out on the tropes of the genre. However, these books felt fresh to me even though it’s a story about a rich girl and a boy from […]

Posted March 27, 2016 by Bethany in Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Audiobook Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

Audiobook Review: The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh

The Wrath and the Dawn (The Wrath and the Dawn, #1) by Renee Ahdieh on May 12th 2015 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Romance, Young Adult Source: Audiobook Pages: 416 A sumptuous and epically told love story inspired by A Thousand and One Nights Every dawn brings horror to a different family in a land ruled by a killer. Khalid, the eighteen-year-old Caliph of Khorasan, takes a new bride each night only to have her executed at sunrise. So it is a suspicious surprise when sixteen-year-old Shahrzad volunteers to marry Khalid. But she does so with a clever plan to stay alive and exact revenge on the Caliph for the murder of her best friend and countless other girls. Shazi’s wit and will, indeed, get her through to the dawn that no others have seen, but with a catch . . . she’s falling in love with […]

Posted March 16, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

Review + Giveaway: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata on February 28, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance Source: ebook Pages: 473 Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary. But when Aiden Graves shows up at her door wanting her to come back, she’s beyond shocked. For two years, the man known as The Wall of Winnipeg couldn’t even find it in him to tell her good morning or congratulate her on her birthday. Now? He’s asking for the unthinkable. What do you say to the man who is used to getting everything he wants? Review I finished Winnie last week, and I am still trying to […]

Posted March 14, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Recommendations, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

Review + Giveaway: Play to Win by Tiffany Snow

Play to Win (Risky Business, #3) by Tiffany Snow Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Suspense Source: ARC via publisher PLAY FAIR . . . OR PLAY TO WIN? Falling in love with polar-opposite men was an intoxicating ride that nearly ended Sage Reese’s life. Now it’s time for Sage to decide: Parker, the clean-cut, filthy-rich business magnate . . . or Ryker, the tough-as-nails undercover detective. Her choice? Neither. Because she can’t stand the thought of coming between two brothers-in-arms finally trying to repair their friendship. Yet not everyone feels the same way, including a mysterious woman who’s come to Ryker and Parker for help. Sage knows firsthand how hard it is for the two former Marines to resist a damsel in distress. But something just doesn’t feel right. Now there’s a danger closing in that only Sage can see, and she intends to do everything she can to protect Parker […]

Posted March 9, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 13 Comments

Quick Review: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Quick Review: Into The Dim by Janet B. Taylor

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor on March 1, 2016 Goodreads Genres: Fantasy, Science Fiction, Young Adult Series: Into the Dim #1 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 437 When fragile, sixteen-year-old Hope Walton loses her mom to an earthquake overseas, her secluded world crumbles. Agreeing to spend the summer in Scotland, Hope discovers that her mother was more than a brilliant academic, but also a member of a secret society of time travelers. Trapped in the twelfth century in the age of Eleanor of Aquitaine, Hope has seventy-two hours to rescue her mother and get back to their own time. Along the way, her path collides with that of a mysterious boy who could be vital to her mission . . . or the key to Hope’s undoing.      Addictive, romantic, and rich with historical detail, Into the Dim is an Outlander for teens.  Review Into the Dim was […]

Posted March 1, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 2 Comments

Review + Excerpt: We Were Here by Daisy Prescott

Review + Excerpt: We Were Here by Daisy Prescott

We Were Here by Daisy Prescott on February 19, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance Series: Modern Love Stories #0.5 Source: ARC via author Pages: 360 In the 90s … texting involved paper and a pen … … our selfies were Polaroids … … our favorite music was on mix tapes. Sex was dangerous, music was raw, and falling in love felt nostalgic. We were friends and lovers. We thought we knew everything. We knew nothing. We were here. This is the story of seven college friends, falling in and out of love, and discovering who they are. Set in the early 1990s, a time before the internet, social media, and smart phones, We Were Here is the prequel to Geoducks Are For Lovers. It can be read as a standalone New Adult romance. Excerpt Selah, Freshman Year   “Miss Elmore.” Great. Despite most definitely being […]

Posted February 26, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 0 Comments

Review + Giveaway: Specimen by Shay Savage

Review + Giveaway: Specimen by Shay Savage

Specimen by Shay Savage on February 24, 2016 Buy on Amazon Goodreads Genres: Erotica, Romance, Science Fiction Source: ARC via author I awaken in a laboratory.I don’t know who I am. I’m inexplicably drawn to the doctor who cares for me. She tells me I’ve been altered, that I’m stronger and faster, that I’ll be a key component in a war between corporations. She says I volunteered for this. She says I volunteered to be transformed, but I have no way of knowing if what she says is true. Something isn’t right. My memories have been taken, wiped clean, but dreams begin to slip into my conscious mind. I can’t let anyone know when that happens, or they’ll remove my memories again. Somewhere inside of me, I know I need to remember something important. I’m fighting a war I don’t understand, and the one woman I rely on can’t be […]

Posted February 24, 2016 by Bethany in Giveaways, Reviews / 0 Comments

Review: Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Review: Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes

Hidden Bodies (You, #2) by Caroline Kepnes on February 23rd 2016 Buy on Amazon, Buy on Audible Goodreads Genres: Romance, Suspense, Thrillers Series: YOU #2 Source: ARC via publisher Pages: 448 In the compulsively readable follow-up to her widely acclaimed debut novel, You, Caroline Kepnes weaves a tale that Booklist calls “the love child of Holden Caulfield and Patrick Bateman.” Hidden Bodies marks the return of a voice that Stephen King described as original and hypnotic, and through the divisive and charmingly sociopathic character of Joe Goldberg, Kepnes satirizes and dissects our culture, blending suspense with scathing wit. Joe Goldberg is no stranger to hiding bodies. In the past ten years, this thirty-something has buried four of them, collateral damage in his quest for love. Now he’s heading west to Los Angeles, the city of second chances, determined to put his past behind him. In Hollywood, Joe blends in effortlessly with […]

Posted February 23, 2016 by Bethany in Reviews / 3 Comments