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Book Title:
Bad Mommy
Book Author:
Tarryn Fisher
Page Count:
231
Publishing Date:
December 24th, 2016
Date Read:
November 26th, 2017
Source:
Purchased

Synopsis

When Fig Coxbury buys a house on West Barrett Street, it's not because she likes the neighborhood, or even because she likes the house. It's because everything she desires is next door: The husband, the child, and the life that belongs to someone else.

My Review

I heard about Bad Mommy through a few other fellow bloggers, and while I hadn’t read anything by Tarryn Fisher, I knew I wanted to read this book.  From the cover, the intriguing yet vague synopsis, and all the great … Continue reading

3 stars
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Book Title:
Loving Mr. Daniels
Book Author:
Brittainy Cherry
Publishing Date:
September 16th, 2014
Publisher:
CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Date Read:
August 17th, 2016
Source:
Purchased

Synopsis

To Whom it May Concern, It was easy to call us forbidden and harder to call us soulmates. Yet I believed we were both. Forbidden soulmates. When I arrived to Edgewood, Wisconsin I didn’t plan to find him. I didn't plan to stumble into Joe's bar and have Daniel's music stir up my emotions. I had no clue that his voice would make my hurts forget their own sorrow. I had no idea that my happiness would remember its own bliss. When I started senior year at my new school, I wasn’t prepared to call him Mr. Daniels, but sometimes life happens at the wrong time for all the right reasons. Our love story wasn’t only about the physical connection. It was about family. It was about loss. It was about being alive. It was silly. It was painful. It was mourning. It was laughter. It was ours. And for those reasons alone, I would never apologize for loving Mr. Daniels. -Ashlyn Jennings

My Review

This book came highly recommended to me by a fellow blogger friend, who talked me into buying it despite the fact that it isn’t a young adult novel.  You’ve probably seen (if you follow my blog or have looked around … Continue reading

2 stars
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Book Title:
Losing Gabriel: A Love Story
Book Author:
Lurlene McDaniel
Publishing Date:
June 14th, 2016
Publisher:
Delacorte Press
Date Read:
June 24th, 2016
Source:
I received a copy from the publisher

Synopsis

This emotionally-charged novel about three high school seniors who in the midst of planning their futures after high school are instead faced with present circumstances that force them to grasp what it means to make choices, take responsibility, and truly become an adult.

Lani Kennedy has dreamed of becoming a nurse since her cousin Arie died of leukemia. Nothing will stop her from getting into the local nursing program.

Dawson Burke hasn’t dealt with his mom’s death, and he’s angry at his dad for moving them to Windemere right before senior year. He grudgingly accepts that he must wait till graduation before he leaves.

Sloan Quentin can belt out a song and knows that her band is her ticket to fame and fortune. When she discovers that her boyfriend—the band’s lead guitarist—is cheating on her, she finds comfort—and revenge—in someone else’s arms.

When the lives of Lani, Dawson, and Sloan become entangled in unexpected ways, reality hits harder than anyone could have imagined.

My Review

I have spent a really long time trying to figure out what to say about this book.  Well, to be completely fair, I kind of went into a  reading and blogging slump shortly after reading this, and I think for … Continue reading

1.5 stars
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Book Title:
Come Back to Me
Book Author:
Mila Gray
Book Series:
Come Back to Me, #1
Publishing Date:
December 8th, 2015
Publisher:
Simon Pulse
Date Read:
December 2nd, 2015

Synopsis

In this heart-wrenching tale of love and loss, a young Marine and his best friend’s sister plunge into a forbidden love affair while he’s home on leave.

When a Marine Chaplain knocks on her door, Jessa’s heart breaks—someone she loves is dead. Killed in action, but is it Riley or Kit? Her brother or her boyfriend…

Three months earlier, Marine Kit Ryan finds himself back home on leave and dangerously drawn to his best friend Riley’s sister, Jessa—the one girl he can’t have. Exhausted from fighting his feelings, Kit finally gives in, and Jessa isn’t strong enough to resist diving headfirst into a passionate relationship.

But what was just supposed to be a summer romance develops into something far greater than either of them expected. Jessa’s finally found the man of her dreams and Kit’s finally discovered there’s someone he’d sacrifice everything for.

When it’s time for Kit to redeploy, neither one is ready to say goodbye. Jessa vows to wait for him and Kit promises to come home to her. No matter what.

But as Jessa stands waiting for the Marine Chaplain to break her heart, she can’t help but feel that Kit has broken his promise…

Riley or Kit? Kit or Riley? Her brother or her boyfriend? Who’s coming home to her?

My Review

Every now and again you come across a heartbreaking story that is also beautiful in just about every way – it makes you laugh, it makes you cry, and it awakens all kinds of feelings in you that make the … Continue reading

4 stars
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Book Title:
Kiss Kill Love Him Still
Book Author:
Jamie Blair and Dawn Rae Miller
Publishing Date:
November 10th, 2015
Date Read:
November 9th, 2015

Synopsis

Jackson Landis kept secrets. It's how he got girls into bed, the grades he wanted, and a reputation for being the life of the party.

But now he's dead, and no one knows how or why. Especially not the four girls whose secrets he protected. Secrets so scandalous they could cause each girl to lose something valuable. Secrets so dark, someone may have killed for them.

The four girls - a campus drug dealer, an overweight bookworm, a closeted lesbian, and a spoiled princess have one thing in common – they’re terrified the things Jackson knew may not have died with him. As Reggie, Haddie, Val, and Livie try to piece together her own role in Jackson’s death, each girl realizes Jackson had some not-so-pretty skeletons of his own.

Which makes a girl wonder, who really wanted Jackson Landis dead?

My Review

Four girls are all in love with one guy – Jackson Landis.  Four girls, who are completely different from each other – Val (who is an alcoholic and prefers women to men, including her boyfriend, Paul), Livie (Jackson’s diva of … Continue reading

4 stars
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