WWW Wednesday: December 2, 2020

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I can’t believe it’s already December, but this year has also been crazy long.

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

This weekend, I started binge reading the Bachelors of the Ridge series by Karla Sorensen. I finished both Dylan and Garrett.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I’m continuing my series binge with book #3, Cole by Karla Sorensen.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I’m putting my Bachelors of the Ridge binge on hold to read The Revenge Pact (Kings of Football, #1) by Ilsa Madden-Mills. I have an ARC of the second book in the series that comes out on the 10th, so I need to read this one so I can start that one. Then I’ll get back to those bachelors.

Top Ten Tuesday: More Favorite Book Quotes

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books I Want to Read Again

I don’t re-read very often and it’s always Fallen Crest High series, so you get:

More Favorite Book Quotes

1. “I’m thinking deep thoughts like, ‘Hey if Gracie decides she wants to play softball, then she’s gonna have to dream a lot smaller than the little boys playing the same f*cking sport on the field right next door.’ And that kinda sucks, if you stop and think about it.”

-Lauren Rowe, Ball Peen Hammer

2. “The point is . . . sometimes fighting isn’t about leaving, it’s about staying. It takes practice to get it right, and it’s painful, but if you want to stay with people, you do it.”

– Kate Clayborn, Love Lettering

3.“You might preach you’re a mess, but I think you’re pretty f*cking perfect, wreckage and all.”

– Rebecca Yarros, The Reality of Everything

4. “Foster Wallace once said: You’ll worry less about what people think about you when you realize how seldom they do.”

– Emma Scott, The Girl in the Love Song

5. “Some people grow up gradually, the foundations of their childhood steadily sinking into the earth so slowly they barely notice the change. Until one day they’re simply standing on their own two feet with little idea how they got there. Then there are people whose childhoods are smashed to bits in one blow. They topple into adulthood, flailing about for something to hold onto, and the terror of falling leaves a permanent scar on their psyche. Do those people ever end up feeling safe?”

– Kristen Callihan, The Friend Zone

6.“My nana used to say that broken people love the hardest because they appreciate the things that make their heart beat. Do I make your heart beat?”

– Ilsa Madden-Mills, Not My Romeo

7.“We all just take a leap of faith. Sometimes we fall. But we’d never know what it felt like to fly if we didn’t take the risk.”

– Nicole Williams, Fool Me Once

8.“Life is a journey for which we leave little pieces of ourselves behind.”

– Lisa De Jong, Love Unspoken

9. “You’re the type of woman that men don’t know they want until they’ve already fallen. You’re there, and then you’re just…everywhere.”

– Lisa De Jong, Lies Unspoken

10.“Love is complicated, and in its best form, it’s unspoken. It shows in the things we do, not what we say.”

– Lisa De Jong, Love Unspoken

WWW Wednesday: November 25, 2020

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Happy Thanksgiving to all of you who are celebrating tomorrow! I will be celebrating at home with my immediate family. No big gatherings like usual with my extended family here, but that’s okay. I’m still going to enjoy spending time with my family and sharing some good grub (even if I’m cooking it all myself this year).

WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

I read an ARC of Layla by Colleen Hoover. It was…different.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I’m reading an ARC of Best Friends Don’t Kiss by Max Monroe. It’s making me laugh.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

My plan is to read ARC of The Not-Outcast by Tijan. I’ve been looking forward to this one.

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Lifted My Spirit This Year (AKA: Rom-Coms)

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Thanksgiving Freebie

My freebie topic is going to be:

Books That Lifted My Spirit This Year (AKA: Rom-Coms)

Besides being thankful for family, friends, and pretty good health this year, I have also been thankful for some great books that have helped me get through COVID-19 social and physical distancing. Some of the ones I’m most thankful for are romantic comedies because they make me laugh. Here are some of my favorites I have read this year.

1. The Match
Author: Sarah Adams

This was my first book by Adams, but it won’t be my last. It brightened my day.

2. Hate the Player
Author: Max Monroe

Every book Max Monroe released this year could make this list This is my favorite.

3. Cheesy on the Eyes
Author: Teagan Hunter

Teagan Hunter always knows how to make me laugh.

4. The Change Up
Author: Meghan Quinn

Every book Quinn writes has me in giggles.

5. Jock Blocked
Author: Pippa Grant

I feel like I should just say “ditto”. Grant knows how to make me laugh like Meghan Quinn does.

6. AWK-WEIRD
Author: Avery Flynn

The awkward-weird combination was a winner.

7. Frenemies
Author: Emma Hart

Emma Hart has some seriously fun books. I love her characters — especially if the books contains grandmas.

8. See Me After Class
Author: Meghan Quinn

And I’m back to Meghan Quinn because she’s the queen of rom-coms. This one had me laughing out loud.

9. The Roommate
Author: Rosie Danan

I don’t know that this one is marketed as a rom-com, but it made me laugh.

10. Not My Romeo
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills

Same as #9. Probably more a contemporary, but I appreciated the humor in this one.

WWW Wednesday: November 18, 2020

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

I finished an ARC of The Wrong Family by Tarryn Fisher. I’m a fan of her writing and this thriller had me hooked from the very beginning. 

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I’m reading Wild Like Us (Like Us, #8) by Krista & Becca Ritchie. This is a long series, but I’m not complaining. 

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

My plan is to read Hard Love(Trophy Boyfriends, #3) by Sara Ney. It comes out tomorrow and I’m looking forward to her brand of humor. 

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name a Pet After

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Characters I Would Name a Pet After

This was harder than it sounds, people! A lot of these are for males, but the dogs we have had are all female.

1. Frank Sanger, This Adventure Ends

2. Graham Cracker (Garret Graham), The Deal

3. Lucy, More Than Forever

4. Daisy, Hothouse Flower

5. Blake Riley, Good Boy

6. Otis, Must Love Dogs…and Hockey

7. Walter, Tapping the Billionaire

8. Clive, Wallbanger

9. Logan Kade, Fallen Crest High

10. Britney Spears, Britney Spears’ Heart to Heart (I’ve always wanted to name a dog Britney Spears, so I had find a book about her.)

WWW Wednesday: November 11, 2020

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WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

Happy Veteran’s Day to all the veterans out there! I just finished up an ARC of Heartbreak Bay by Rachel Caine.  Not going to lie – I was a little emotional at the end knowing it was her last book. I’m saddened by her passing.

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

I’m reading an ARC of Loverboy (The Company, #2) by Sarina Bowen. I needed a little pick me up after finishing that last one, and Bowen usually does right by me.

WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

I need to read my library copy of The Purest Hook (Second Circle Tattoos, #3) before it has to go back. It’s related to the Preload series I binged a couple weeks ago and this is the last band member to read about.

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Titles That Would Make Great Country Song Titles

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Book Titles That Would Make Great Song Titles

I submitted this topic… I had forgotten that! Hahaha! I think I had some great ideas when I thought of it, but they must have all disappeared. Anyways. I am adding the word COUNTRY to this topic because I think these would make great country songs.

1. Super Fake Love Song

I’m imagining a female, teen country start singing about a love that turned out to be fake or something along those lines.

2. The Wreckage of Us

Paging Taylor Swift…but maybe only because she has a song with a similar title. She’d have to go back to country, though.

3. Hard Pass

I can picture either a male or female artist signing about taking a hard pass on someone, like an ex or something.

4. Chicks, Man

Some deep, male, twangy country voice could do a great song with this one. I’m imaging it to be slow like Drunk on a Plane.

5. Not My Romeo

So many, many possibilities with this one!!!

6. Mister Tonight

Can’t you envision a woman singing about her “mister tonight”?

7. One Big Mistake

This could be either male or female.

8. Wherever You Are

This would be a sweet song about being in love.

9. Cowboy Villain Damsel Duel

It would have to involve a big story, something about drinking would probably be involved.

10. The Clover Chapel

Another love song. Maybe about getting married in a clover chapel or something.

Cover Reveal: The Not-Outcast (Tijan)

The Not-Outcast and all-new sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Tijan is coming December 1st and we have the incredible cover!

Cutler Ryder was everything I wasn’t.

He was the hockey star. I was an outcast.

He was best friends with my stepbrother, that same stepbrother who hated me.

His two parents loved him. My mom was a junkie. My dad barely knew me.

Years passed.

I got my life together.

Cut went onto NHL stardom.

Then there was a text.

I was drinking.

There was a party.

Cut was there…

I loved Cutler Ryder since the first moment I saw him.

The only problem? He never knew I existed.

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Available on Amazon and Kindle Unlimited on December 1st!

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WWW Wednesday: November 4, 2020

WWW Wednesday is hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

what did you recently finish reading?

I finished up an ARC of Love at First by Kate Clayborn yesterday. It wasn’t easy to do with all the election tension. I’m thinking all those people who took a blogging break this week were onto something.

what are you currently reading?

I’m reading an ARC of See Me After Class by Meghan Quinn. I definitely need the laughs Quinn is known to give me.

what do you think you’ll read next?

I’ve been focusing on ARCs the last week, I’m going to take a break from them and try out Breaking Defenses (BSU Football, #1). I feel the need for “lighter” reads and the ARCs I have left are not that. If I like it, I might do a series binge.