Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Waiting on Wednesday: Love Her or Lose Her & Undercover Bromance
Love Her or Lose Her
(Hot & Hammered #2)
by Tessa Bailey
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Publication Date: January 14th 2020
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780062872852

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New York Times bestselling author Tessa Bailey returns with a unique, sexy romantic comedy about a young married couple whose rocky relationship needs a serious renovation.

Rosie and Dominic Vega are the perfect couple: high school sweethearts, best friends, madly in love. Well, they used to be anyway. Now Rosie’s lucky to get a caveman grunt from the ex-soldier every time she walks in the door. Dom is faithful and a great provider, but the man she fell in love with ten years ago is nowhere to be found. When her girlfriends encourage Rosie to demand more out of life and pursue her dream of opening a restaurant, she decides to demand more out of love, too. Three words: marriage boot camp.

Never in a million years did Rosie believe her stoic, too-manly-to-emote husband would actually agree to relationship rehab with a weed-smoking hippy. Dom talking about feelings? Sitting on pillows? Communing with nature? Learning love languages? Nope. But to her surprise, he’s all in, and it forces her to admit her own role in their cracked foundation. As they complete one ridiculous—yet surprisingly helpful—assignment after another, their remodeled relationship gets stronger than ever. Except just as they’re getting back on track, Rosie discovers Dom has a secret... and it could demolish everything. (Goodreads)

Soooo, I read the first book in this series, Fix Her Up, earlier this year and absolutely LOVED IT! It was my very first read by Tessa Bailey, and I am now HOOKED. I am most definitely looking forward to continuing along with this series as soon as possible!
Undercover Bromance
(Bromance Book Club #2)
by Lyssa Kay Adams
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Publication Date: March 10th 2020
Publisher: Berkley
ISBN: 9781984806116

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Braden Mack thinks reading romance novels makes him an expert in love, but he’ll soon discover that real life is better than fiction.

Liv Papandreas has a dream job as a sous chef at Nashville’s hottest restaurant. Too bad the celebrity chef owner is less than charming behind kitchen doors. After she catches him harassing a young hostess, she confronts him and gets fired. Liv vows revenge, but she’ll need assistance to take on the powerful chef.

Unfortunately, that means turning to Braden Mack. When Liv’s blackballed from the restaurant scene, the charismatic nightclub entrepreneur offers to help expose her ex-boss, but she is suspicious of his motives. He’ll need to call in reinforcements: the Bromance Book Club.

Inspired by the romantic suspense novel they’re reading, the book club assist Liv in setting up a sting operation to take down the chef. But they’re just as eager to help Mack figure out the way to Liv’s heart… even while she’s determined to squelch the sparks between them before she gets burned. (Goodreads)

And the first book in this series, The Bromance Book Club, was just recently released, and it's another book that had me completely hooked! I absolutely can't wait to read the sequel as well!

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Do these sound great, or what?? I managed to snag a copy of both books from Netgalley, and I can't wait to start them. (Hopefully soon!) I'm very much looking forward to reading both books. :)

What about you?? Are you super excited for any upcoming new books??

**"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine,
that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.**

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Holiday Reads

December 3:
Holiday Reads

Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!!

Do you have any fun books on your holiday reading list this year?? I have a few that I am hoping to read, but I probably won't get to them all. :) For my list today I'm sharing a few of the holiday books I have read and loved, and a few I'm hoping to read this month!

Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, & Lauren Myracle
My True Love Gave to Me by Various Authors

Snow in Love by Melissa de la Cruz, Nic Stone, Amiee Friedman, & Kasie West
The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand

Last Christmas in Paris by Hazel Gaynor and Heather Webb
Christmas in London by Anita Hughes

We Met in December by Rosie Curtis
25 Days 'til Christmas by Poppy Alexander

The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan
Let it Snow by Nancy Thayer

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That's my Top Ten list of Christmas books I have loved or am excited to read!!

Do you have any books on your holiday reading list??
Leave a link so I can check them out!

Monday, December 2, 2019

December New Releases I'm Excited For!

Happy Monday, Bookworms!!

Are there any December releases that you're super excited for?? It's not going to be a huge month for new books, but there are quite a few that I'm really excited for! A few of these I have already preordered, and the others I have on hold at the library, and I'm super excited to read them all. :)

Here are a few I'm looking forward to!

After battling the impossible, Zélie and Amari have finally succeeded in bringing magic back to the land of Orïsha. But the ritual was more powerful than they could’ve imagined, reigniting the powers of not only the maji, but of nobles with magic ancestry, too.

Now, Zélie struggles to unite the maji in an Orïsha where the enemy is just as powerful as they are. But when the monarchy and military unite to keep control of Orïsha, Zélie must fight to secure Amari's right to the throne and protect the new maji from the monarchy's wrath.

With civil war looming on the horizon, Zélie finds herself at a breaking point: she must discover a way to bring the kingdom together or watch as Orïsha tears itself apart.

Children of Virtue and Vengeance is the stunning sequel to Tomi Adeyemi's New York Times bestselling debut Children of Blood and Bone, the first title in her Legacy of Orïsha trilogy.

Dangerous Alliance
by Jennieke Cohen

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The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue meets Jane Austen in this witty, winking historical romance with a dash of mystery!

Lady Victoria Aston has everything she could want: an older sister happily wed, the future of her family estate secure, and ample opportunity to while her time away in the fields around her home.

But now Vicky must marry—or find herself and her family destitute. Armed only with the wisdom she has gained from her beloved novels by Jane Austen, she enters society’s treacherous season.

Sadly, Miss Austen has little to say about Vicky’s exact circumstances: whether the roguish Mr. Carmichael is indeed a scoundrel, if her former best friend, Tom Sherborne, is out for her dowry or for her heart, or even how to fend off the attentions of the foppish Mr. Silby, he of the unfortunate fashion sensibility.

Most unfortunately of all, Vicky’s books are silent on the topic of the mysterious accidents cropping up around her…ones that could prevent her from surviving until her wedding day.

by Alexa Martin

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Maxwell has finally met an opponent that he can't best in this new football romance from the author of Fumbled.

According to Brynn Larson, Maxwell Lewis is more trouble than he's worth. She doesn't care if he's a football god with a rock-hard body that brings most women to their knees. After an encounter that ends poorly, she's not interested in giving him a second chance. The last thing Brynn expects is for him to turn up at her bar months later, hat in hand. It doesn't matter if he brings more customers to her business--she's still not going on a date with him.

Maxwell knows he made a mistake. He'd been waiting to make his move on Brynn since the day he laid eyes on her and he was finally ready to go for it until he screwed up. He wishes he could tell her the truth about what happened that night, but he just can't. He can't tell anyone, so he'll make amends and hope she'll forgive him.

Brynn's not like other women, though. Playing for the Mustangs doesn't impress her and gifts make her scoff. Max will have to bring his A game if he hopes to win her over.

Would Like to Meet
by Rachel Winters

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In this charming, feel-good debut novel, a cynical assistant at a screenwriting agency must reenact the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedy movies in order to help her #1 client get his scriptwriting mojo back--but can a real-life meet-cute be in store for someone who doesn't believe in happily ever after?

After seven years as an assistant, 29-year-old Evie Summers is ready to finally get the promotion she deserves. But now the TV and film agency she's been running behind the scenes is in trouble, and Evie will lose her job unless she can convince the agency's biggest and most arrogant client, Ezra Chester, to finish writing the script for a Hollywood romantic comedy.

The catch? Ezra is suffering from writer's block--and he'll only put pen to paper if singleton Evie can prove to him that you can fall in love like they do in the movies. With the future of the agency in jeopardy, Evie embarks on a mission to meet a man the way Sally met Harry or Hugh Grant met Julia Roberts.

But in the course of testing out the meet-cute scenes from classic romantic comedies IRL, not only will Evie encounter one humiliating situation after another, but she'll have to confront the romantic past that soured her on love. In a novel as hilarious as it is heartwarming, debut author Rachel Winters proves that sometimes real life is better than the movies--and that the best kind of meet-cutes happen when you least expect them.

Husband Material
by Emily Belden

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Sometimes love is unpredictable…

Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the probability of risk—so she can avoid it.

Yet Charlotte’s algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband’s ashes would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of fate, even if that includes facing her perfectly coiffed, and perfectly difficult, ex-mother-in-law—and her husband’s best friend, who seems to become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not.

But soon a shocking secret surfaces, forcing Charlotte to answer questions she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness. And when a chance at new love arises, she’ll have to decide once and for all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart.

by Melissa Ferguson

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Just when you think you’ve met your match . . . the charade begins.

Cassie Everson is an expert at escaping bad first dates. And, after years of meeting, greeting, and running from the men who try to woo her, Cassie is almost ready to retire her hopes for a husband—and children—altogether.

But fate has other plans, and Cassie’s online dating profile catches the eye of firefighter Jett Bentley. In Jett’s memory, Cassie Everson is the unreachable girl-of-legend from their high school days. Nervously, he messages her, setting off a chain of events that forces a reluctant Cassie back into the dating game.

No one is more surprised than Cassie when her first date with Jett is a knockout. But when they both go home and find three children dropped in their laps—each—they independently decide to do the right and mature thing: hide the kids from each other while sorting it all out. What could go wrong?

Melissa Ferguson’s hilarious and warmhearted debut reminds us that love can come in very small packages—and that sometimes our best-laid plans aren’t nearly as rewarding and fun as the surprises that come our way.
by Virginia Kantra

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The timeless classic Little Women inspired this heartwarming modern tale of four sisters from New York Times bestselling author Virginia Kantra.

The March sisters--reliable Meg, independent Jo, stylish Amy, and shy Beth--have grown up to pursue their separate dreams. When Jo followed her ambitions to New York City, she never thought her career in journalism would come crashing down, leaving her struggling to stay afloat in a gig economy as a prep cook and secret food blogger.

Meg appears to have the life she always planned--the handsome husband, the adorable toddlers, the house in a charming subdivision. But sometimes getting everything you've ever wanted isn't all it's cracked up to be.

When their mother's illness forces the sisters home to North Carolina for the holidays, they'll rediscover what really matters.

One thing's for sure--they'll need the strength of family and the power of sisterhood to remake their lives and reimagine their dreams.

SOOOOO Many great books! I can't wait to read them all!!
Are there any December releases that you're excited for??

Sunday, December 1, 2019

10 Blogmas Post Ideas!

Have you ever participated in Blogmas?? This is my very first year doing it, but I did participate in Blogobter a few months back, and really enjoyed it, so I'm very excited to try Blogmas this month!

If you're planning to do it as well, and are looking for some ideas for blog posts, you've come to the right place! Below are just a few posts I'm hoping to do this month, in addition to the book reviews and other weekly posts I usually do, and I'm super excited to post them all! I hope you find something you might like as well!

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Your December TBR

My monthly TBR is always my first post of the month! I know some people do not like picking TBR's, (and that's totally ok), but they definitely help me stay on track, especially with review books. If you don't want to post a TBR, how about some books that you might be interested in checking out instead?

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December Books You're Excited For

Are there any December Releases that you're super excited for?? How about making a post to share them all??

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Your Holiday Book Wishlist

Are there any books that you would like to get for the holidays?? Make a post listing all the ones you'd love to have! (And you may just get gifted some in the process!)

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Your Favorite Holiday Movies

Do you love holiday movies as much as I do?? Making favorite movie posts are some of my favorite posts!

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Share Your Winter TBR

Winter is right around the corner! Are you a seasonal reader?? I love reading about Christmas and snow-themed books around this time of year! So much fun!

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New Authors You Discovered in 2019

Did you discover any new or new-to-you authors this year?? If so, make a post sharing the love for them!

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Books You Meant to Read This Year, But Didn't.

We all have a stack, (or more), of books that meant to read this year but didn't, am I right?! Share those!

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Favorite Books of 2019

Are there any books from this year that you absolutely LOVED?? (This list could get long, right?!) Share those books and give them some exposure!

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2019 Book Challenge Update

If you participated in the Goodreads Reading Challenge this year, share the progress you made over the course of the year!

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2019 Book Wrap Up

Did you have a great book year this year?? (Or even a not so great book year??) Share what you read and more!

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Do any of these posts sound good to you? Feel free to use them!

And GOOD LUCK with Blogmas if you do decide to participate!

My December '19 TBR!

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Happy First Day of December, Bookworms!!

As of today it is officially the last month of the last year in this decade! Wow, that's pretty insane to think about!

So, November wasn't a great reading month for me, mostly because I was sick a LOT last month, and that caused me to get behind on both my reading AND my blogging. (Boo!) Since I had so much success with Blogtober this past October, I've decided to do Blogmas this month! I have a lot of great blog post ideas picked out, and I'm going to try to get caught up on some reviews I'm behind on, so it should be fun! (I probably won't post every day like I did in October. That was exhausting!)

And I'm kicking off Blogmas with my December TBR!
Check out what I'm reading this month!
Books I'm Reading:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
(Finishing up my yearly re-read!)

Let it Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson & Lauren Myracle
(Watched the Netflix adaptation for this last month, and it totally made me want to re-read the book!)

My True Love Gave to Me (edited) by Stephanie Perkins
(Excited to read this again as well!)

Snow in Love by Kasie West
Aimee Friedman, Nic Stone, Melissa de la Cruz
(I bought this last year, but I can't remember if I read it or not!)

The Afterlife of Holly Chase by Cynthia Hand
(This one was cute! Definitely worth a holiday re-read.)

The Wicked King & The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
(Totally need to get caught up on these books!)

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
(I have been meaning to read this one all year!)

The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
(Another book I've been trying to read all year!)

Supernova by Marrissa Meyer
(Determined to finish this one before the end of the year, even though I totally do not want the series to end.)

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizel
(Another book I need to finish before the year ends!)

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Those are just a few of the books I'm hoping to read this month! If I manage to read all of these then I want to try to catch up on a few more I'm behind on, and some new releases as well. :)

What's on your December TBR??

December Book Challenge • #AlltheBooksDec19

December has officially arrived, and with it comes a brand new book challenge!!

If you're looking for a fun Bookstagram challenge, check out
hosted by Lori (loriimagination) and myself!
We would love for you to join us for a new month of bookish fun!

Why join in a book challenge??

It's a great way to fill your feed with ALL the Bookish Things!!

The daily prompts give you ideas for daily posts!

You get to meet awesome fellow bookworms!

You will discover SO MANY new books!

It's so much fun!

Head over to Instagram and join us for #AlltheBooksDec19!!