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Looking Back: My Favorite Reads of 2019

As I started thinking about the approaching new year, I wanted to take a look back at the books I read in 2019. What books earned the rare 5-star rating? Which stories could I still vividly recall months after reading them? So off to Goodreads I went to take a little trip back through my 2019 reading. Here’s what I discovered …

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Audiobook Review: Shotgun Angels by Jay DeMarcus with Timothy D. Willard

I have loved Rascal Flatts from the moment I heard their first song, “Prayin’ For Daylight,” back in 2000. Nineteen years later, I’ve seen the group in concert 10+ times and love them still. The first time I heard about this book, I knew I had to read it. I had no idea I would walk away as if I had just been to church. That I would walk away full of hope. This was not what I expected but in the very best way. Continue reading “Audiobook Review: Shotgun Angels by Jay DeMarcus with Timothy D. Willard”

Looking Back: My Favorite Reads of 2018

I’m closing out 2018 with a look back at my favorite reads for the year. In the past, I limited my list to a top 5 or so. But this year I’m going to chat a bit about each book that earned a 5-star rating. There were fourteen in total, 10 of which were re-reads.  Continue reading “Looking Back: My Favorite Reads of 2018”

Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann

We all know how much I love a wonderful cover – and WOW, is this a wonderful cover!? I absolutely picked this book up purely on the power of this beautiful woman with her glowing skin, powerful smile, and amazing hair. Combined with the vibrant purple lettering of the title smack in the middle of the cover it just pops so well and I couldn’t stop staring at it. So, whoever designed this needs a huge  round of applause! Continue reading “Book Review: Let’s Talk About Love by Claire Kann”

Book Review: When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury

A story of how social media and the internet can be a detriment to our real-life relationships. Continue reading “Book Review: When We Were Young by Karen Kingsbury”

Book Review: Making Up by Lucy Parker

Right away let me say how much I am in love with this cover! The lighting on it is breathtaking and highlights the couple so beautifully. It also give a vague vibe of the setting very well – which is London in a Cirque du Soleil type show. Which is something Parker does so well, create incredibly unique settings that I don’t read much and I really appreciate that! Continue reading “Book Review: Making Up by Lucy Parker”

Book Review: Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa

This book is So. Freaking. GOOD. On the one hand I’m mad that I didn’t find out about it until now because it released last fall. On the other hand I finished it and basically book 2 came out the same week…so yay! This book is seriously so cute, funny, and just what I needed to read. I can’t recommend it enough. Continue reading “Book Review: Acting on Impulse by Mia Sosa”

Book Review: Hurts to Love you by Alisha Rai

This is the third and final installment in Rai’s incredible soapy goodness romance series. I wouldn’t recommend reading it on its own because of the awesome buildup that comes from reading the first two books in this series. Some series are created to have each book stand on its own – I don’t feel that this one is made this way. The couple within this book – Evie and Gabe – stand on their own and get their HEA within the book and that part is definitely contained and can be read by itself. But the rest of the book is a wonderful tension that had built up in the first two books and finally exploded everywhere in this one . The last 25% of the book or so I couldn’t read quickly enough because every revelation was making my head spin and I felt like I was watching a tennis match. It truly was just like a soap opera – and I mean that in the best possible way! I loved every second of it. Continue reading “Book Review: Hurts to Love you by Alisha Rai”

Book Review: Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish

Sometimes you’re looking for a light book, sometimes you’re looking for a more meaningful one, and sometimes you’re looking for something funny, you know? Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish is one of the more meaningful books that has some weight behind it. I don’t always read blurbs or even content warnings because I know authors that I like and I am almost never disappointed. I’m glad I was warned about this one going in just so that I could prepare myself. Don’t get me wrong – I LOVED this book. But it dealt with depression, anxiety, and mentions of previous suicide attempts, so not the easiest topics. If those things are hard to read about this book might not be for you. Continue reading “Book Review: Invitation to the Blues by Roan Parrish”

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