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Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

To get on my auto-buy list usually an author has to have a back-list of at least a few books that I’ve loved. Has to be one that just never lets me down like Julie James. Nalini Singh. Sarina Bowen…obviously my chosen genre is romance lol. But Becky Albertalli got on that list for me with Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda which was funny, moving, and has stuck with me ever since. One book! That’s impressive! So I waited for my book friends to get their act together so we could have an epic group read of Upside…and it was fantastic, to say the least. Continue reading “Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli”

Book Review: The Reminders by Val Emmich

How does a book earn a 3-star rating? For me, it’s a book I enjoyed reading but one that doesn’t make me FEEL and is not one I rush to read again. Val Emmich’s The Reminders fits the criteria here for a 3-star read. Continue reading “Book Review: The Reminders by Val Emmich”

Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt

Erin Watt is the pen name for the duo of two authors that I really love to fangirl over – Elle Kennedy and Jen Frederick. I love them writing individually, with other writing partners, and in a variety of genres so I was looking forward to a standalone NA from these two. Sometimes I feel like I don’t have enough standalones! I love trilogies and series but a good standalone can be worth its weight in gold. Continue reading “Book Review: When It’s Real by Erin Watt”

Book Review: A Dog Called Hope by Jason Morgan and Damien Lewis

I laughed, I cried and I learned. Continue reading “Book Review: A Dog Called Hope by Jason Morgan and Damien Lewis”

Book Review: Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi

What begins as a normal Tuesday becomes a day that sixteen-year-old Kai will remember for the rest of her life. All it takes is a suicide note from her older sister, Jen. Through her pain, Kai searches for reasons why Jen would do this. Kai is heartbroken and furious, and soon she’s in a vicious downward spiral. Continue reading “Book Review: Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi”

Book Review: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda

I hate writing a bad review for a book because I don’t enjoy bashing an author’s baby. I enjoyed Miranda’s previous book and looked forward to reading The Perfect Stranger, but it just wasn’t for me. Continue reading “Book Review: The Perfect Stranger by Megan Miranda”

Book Review: How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall

I am about a week behind on my reviews because of life so this amazing book came out last week which is when my review was intended for! But nevertheless the book remains amazing so I’m still going to do my review because I want other people to read it and enjoy it as much as I did. Continue reading “Book Review: How to Bang a Billionaire by Alexis Hall”

Book Review: One Good Thing by Wendy Wax

In a battle to regain control of their TV show, Do Over, Maddie, Avery, Nikki and Kyra find themselves trying to hold tight to their friendship and personal relationships.   Continue reading “Book Review: One Good Thing by Wendy Wax”

Book Review: Third and Long by Kata Cuic

This is the third book in the Moving the Chains series by Kata Cuic, which I’ve been anxious for. She  writes incredibly realistic romances and her writing is just so well done. This series has followed Evie and Rob throughout high school and this one moves onto college so it has a completely different feel to it. Continue reading “Book Review: Third and Long by Kata Cuic”

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