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5/23/2018

Can't Wait Wednesday #7 - Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

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Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings
I've decided to switch to this since Waiting On Wednesday has been over for a long time now. But its basically the same concept. Books that I cant wait to get my hands on or am really interested in that are to be released soon.

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Why I Can't Wait:
Another pretty cover. *heart eyes*
Reading the synopsis reminded me of a movie. But I can't remember the name.
Plus, another story with Romeo and Juliet influences. Which makes me read my copy of the book even more.




Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script.

Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?


Published by: Speak
The Release Date for the book is:
May 22, 2018



Pre-Order:
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5/20/2018

Monthly BookHaul | May 2018





May Book Haul 

I got some more books from bookoutlet that just arrived.

I made another purchase on Book Outlet because I had some points and saw that they had the Penguin edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and the first Nancy Drew book.
I wanted them because I had already read Alice but not Through the Looking Glass. And I loved the Nancy Drew movie when I was younger but never read the book. So now I can.



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5/19/2018

Stacking the Shelves #13



Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers share what books they got throughout the week!



Update:

I finally finished reading Kissing Games this week.  And am moving on to my next book on my May tbr. Which is And We Stay. And since its a short book I may have already finished it or am about to finish it.

 
Kissing Games by Tara Eglington

And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard



Book Mail:

I got some more books from bookoutlet that just arrived. This week. The link to the Book Haul below.











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5/17/2018

James Bravo's Shotgun Bride by Christine Rimmer | Book Review #104







The Bookish Island's Book Review:

James Bravo's Shotgun Bride by Christine Rimmer





Are there spoilers?
None this time.

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Title: James Bravo's Shotgun Bride

Author: Christine Rimmer

Series: The Bravos of Justice Creek #4

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Pages: 224

Publisher:  Harlequin

Published: 20l6

Genre: Romance, Contemporary

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Source: Harlequin Newsletter

Date Read: Dec. 20, 2017

Rating: ★★★☆☆



JAMES BRAVO IS MARRYING HIS DREAM WOMAN. THERE'S JUST ONE CATCH…

Tied to a chair and staring down the barrel of a shotgun isn't how James Bravo planned on proposing to the woman he's secretly longed for for months. He also isn't the father of Addie Kenwright's unborn baby—even if her grandfather thinks he is. James has never stolen so much as a kiss from the beautiful rancher…but all that changes when he and Addie say "I do."

Three times burned is enough to put a single woman off wedlock forever. Addie only agreed to this crazy scheme to appease her ailing grandpa. Now the mother-to-be can't get enough of the hunky, blue-eyed attorney. Are Addie and James ready to take the plunge for real and turn a temporary arrangement into the marriage of both their dreams? 




The Rating:






My Review:

This book starts off weird. With Addie's grandfather, Levi, accusing the love interest, James, of being his granddaughters baby daddy and to "make an honest woman out of her" by marrying her, all with a shotgun pointed at him. Of course, then Addie walks in to see this and quickly starts yelling at her grandfather to stop what he was doing because James isn't the father of her baby.

Like I wrote above in the books info. I got this book through a newsletter email from Harlequin. I was totally on board with reading this book even when I ignored/didn't read the synopsis. And I felt conflicted when I did. I just -ugh!

James, to me, was so creepy sometimes, and forceful at other times. Like he knew that what he was doing, his mind tricks of "I say this but I know it will make you do/think this way", he knew his effect on Addie. So I didn't like him AT ALL.

Addie, on the other hand, I loved. I wanted her to find happiness. And to have her baby in peace.

[That's another thing. What the f*ck is wrong with Levi. Couldn't he just trust her]

Her story with the baby's father was sweet. And I thought she was strong and amazing. But when she was around James she turned into a girl blinded by love. Which is awesome cause she deserves it, but she let him do his mind trick.
I really don't know how to explain this. But its how I felt when I was reading this book.

Now I kind of wish I had a physical copy of this to re-read it in the future to know if I still feel the same for this book but since it was a free e-copy I can't re-read it.





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5/16/2018

Can't Wait Wednesday #6 - Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

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Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Wishful Endings
I've decided to switch to this since Waiting On Wednesday has been over for a long time now. But its basically the same concept. Books that I can't wait to get my hands on or am really interested in that are to be released soon.
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Why I Can't Wait:
Because Kasie West.




Listen to Your Heart by Kasie West

Talking to other people isn't Kate Bailey's favorite activity. She'd much rather be out on the lake, soaking up the solitude and sunshine. So when her best friend, Alana, convinces Kate to join their high school's podcast, Kate is not expecting to be chosen as the host. Now she'll have to answer calls and give advice on the air? Impossible.

But to Kate's surprise, she turns out to be pretty good at the hosting gig. Then the podcast gets in a call from an anonymous guy, asking for advice about his unnamed crush. Kate is pretty sure that the caller is gorgeous Diego Martinez, and even surer that the girl in question is Alana. Kate is excited for her friend ... until Kate herself starts to develop feelings for Diego. Suddenly, Kate finds that while doling out wisdom to others may be easy, asking for help is tougher than it looks, and following your own advice is even harder.

Kasie West's adorable story of secrets, love, and friendship is sure to win over hearts everywhere.
 


Published by:  Point
The Release Date for the book is:
May 29, 2018



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5/15/2018

Top Ten Tuesday #5 | Books I Disliked but Am Really Glad I Read

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Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

May 15: Books I Disliked/Hated but Am Really Glad I Read

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This time I did a Top Six.
I chose to do YA books because they are the type I have read the most. And the ones I chose are the only ones I disliked to some extent.




Looking for Alaska by John Green

After Hours by Claire Kennedy

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The Good Sister by Jamie Kain

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn

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180 Seconds by Jessica Park

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

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5/13/2018

Mothers Day | Moms in YA Books


Happy Mothers Day!

I decided to check my shelves and see what YA books that I've read have good moms. Here are the ones I picked. And their well deserved flowers.


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Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch 
 🌷To Lina's mom for wanting her daughter's future yo be a happy one even at the end of her life.

Mothership by Martin Leicht & Isla Neal
🌷Points to Elvie in Mothership for surviving a spaceship hijacking while pregnant.

No Love Allowed by Kate Evangelista 
🌷To Didi's mom for working hard for the money and being there for her daughter's mental health.

The Ghost and The Goth by Stacey Kade
🌷To Will's mom who trusted and believed her son when it counted.  The Ghost and The Goth.

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The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli 
🌷😚 to the awesome moms in The Upside of Unrequited.

Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
🌷To Simon's mom, who needs epic high fives for being cool and understanding.

Vengrance Road to substitute 
Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman
🌷To Kate. I don't have Retribution Rails. But I loved how awesome Kate was in that.








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