“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” - Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Beauty & The Beast Book Tag


Oh. My. Gosh.
Guys, it's a Beauty and The Beast book tag!! Heck. Yes!!
As soon as I saw this I did a little happy dance. I hope you guys love this as much as I do.
Have you guys watched the new movie yet? My mom, son, best friend and I went to see it the other day and I totally cried. Like a lot.
Enjoy!!

Rules:
Thank the person who tagged you. Which was no one. Call me Ponyboy.
Mention the Creator---Kirsty and the Cat Read
Match a book to each of the songs/characters below
Tag as many people as you like: Just Another Bookish Blog Mornings and Epilogues Books & Stars

1. Tale As Old As Time

A popular theme, trope, or setting that you will never get tired of reading.It seems that I will never get tired of the good girl bad boy stories. I'm a sucker for them apparently.

2. Belle
A book that you bought for its beautiful cover that's just as beautiful on the inside too.Actually I loved the cover for Beastly and obviously I loved the story...since you know it was a retelling of a story I love.

3. Beast
A book you didn't expect much from but pleasantly surprised you.
When I read Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick a couple of months ago I knew I would like it but I didn't expect to LOVE it as much as I do.

4. Gaston
A book everyone loves but you don't.
I tried reading The Book Thief forever ago but I just couldn't get into it. Maybe I just wasn't in the right place at the time I started it but I couldn't finish it. Don't hate me Book Thief lovers.

5. Lefou
A loyal sidekick that you can't help but love more than their counterpart.
I don't know if he'd be considered a sidekick but Adrian from Vampire Academy/Bloodlines is my love.

6. Mrs. Potts, Chip, Lumiere, and Cogsworth
A book that helped you through a difficult time or really taught you something.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. No doubt.

7. Something There
A book or series that you weren't into at first but picked up towards the end.
I remember when I first started reading The Mortal Instruments and I liked the first but I didn't love it. I decided to keep reading and ended up loving the series.

8. Be Our Guest
A fictional character that you'd love to have over for dinner
Oh wow, seriously? Just one? I'm going to go with Rose from Vampire Academy because she eats a lot of junk and that sounds like a good time. :P

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

A Little Something Different

Good afternoon fellow book lovers and pop culture enthusiasts, I have a little something different to talk to you about today.
The other day I was approached by a woman named Emma who is the Community Coordinator for Turo, which is a car sharing company from San Francisco. (Like where the Full House family live.) If you go to their site right now you can rent the Wagon Queen Family Truckster that's modeled after the National Lampoon Vacation movies!!
Emma asked me to share a post about cars from pop culture that I would like to drive and I thought it sounded like so much fun. I'm going to share my picks below but I'd love to hear what you all think too so please leave some comments!!
If you want to check out the site click HERE
 Here we go!!

The first car that came to mind when Emma wrote me was this beauty:

That is Cher's 1994 Jeep Wrangler from Clueless - in case you didn't recognize it you silly thing - and when I see it it makes me smile. Oh the fun I would have renting this car.

One Tree Hill is my favorite show in the whole world and Peyton's 1993 Mercury Comet is my dream. I want this car so freaking bad and to be able to rent it...I can't even imagine.
Brandon Walsh's 1965 Ford Mustang is my third choice because...well Brandon Walsh.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Confess The TV Show Review

When I first found out that they were turning Confess into a show I was excited because I love Colleen Hoover but I had never read the book so I didn't really know how excited I could get.
I was sent the book from Atria and loved it so freaking much I cried. Legit cried guys. So to say that I was excited about the show after I finished the book would be an understatement. I was counting down the days.
I'm not going to get into the plot of the show because I've already reviewed the book, which I linked below.
What I am going to do is tell you what I thought of the show. So lets get on with it.
First off the cast. Ryan Cooper as Owen is genius. My gosh that is an attractive fella. He was sexy even when he wasn't trying to be and that's exactly how I saw Owen while reading the book. Then we have Katie Leclerc as Auburn and I thought they did an excellent job with her as well. After watching the trailer for the show I knew that they couldn't have found two better people to portray our beloved Auburn and Owen. As for the rest of the cast I want to quickly say that they were amazing too. I really loved every actor for every part.
Alright here's where I'm going to suck. I really didn't like how much was changed from the book. I know it has to happen sometimes but some things I just thought were unnecessary. I also felt like it was very cheaply shot. If I would have watched the show without ever reading the book I would have thought it was good and I still would have liked it. But because I love the book so much I felt like it helped me love it more. I would still go out and buy it if there was a way but to me the book had so much more impact.
All in all though I'm very happy I got to see these characters that I love come to life and if you are a fan of Confess - or even if your not - you should check it out!!

Watch Confess on Go90 by clicking HERE
Read my review for Confess HERE
Check out my interview with Colleen Hoover HERE
Buy Confess:

Thursday, April 6, 2017

I Never Book Tag




I saw this tag on YouTube, if you'd like to check out the video I saw by Hardback Hoarder click HERE

1. "I never read that!"
Name a book that you've never read, that everyone else has.
Anything by Sarah J. Mass.

2. "I never read anything so awesome!" 
Name your favorite book.
The Fault in Our Stars. Damn I've been doing so well not naming that book. 

3. "I never thought I would get through it." 
Name a book that you didn't like, but powered through it anyway.
Isla & The Happily Ever After. Ugh.

4. "I will never finish that!" 
Name a book or a series that you don't plan on finishing.
I will probably never finish the Blue Bloods series by Melissa De La Cruz.

5. "I will never regret reading that." 
Name a book you read solely on a recommendation that you ended up really liking. 
I interviewed Tammara Webber YEARS ago and she recommended I read Colleen Hoover. Bless you Tammara.

6. " I would never do that!" 
Name a relatable book character who made choices you didn't agree with, or did things you would never do.
I recently read All Broke Down by Cora Carmack and I have to say I'm passionate but I don't think I'd handcuff myself to anything like Dylan did. 

7. "I never wanted to admit it." 
Name a book that you were embarrassed to say you read or were embarrassed to carry around with you. 
Fifty Shades hands down!!

8. "I never read anything so heartwarming." 
Name a book or a series that really touched your heart.
I remember when I read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover and after I finished it I just cried. I felt like Colleen had touched my soul with that stinkin book.

9. "I never laughed so hard!" 
Name a book that made you laugh out loud.
Anything with the fabulous Becky Bloomwood. Gosh I love that woman.

10. "I never could have made it through childhood without it." 
Name a favorite childhood book or book series.
I absolutely loved The Sisterhood of The Traveling Pants series when I was younger.

Beastly Lights by Theresa Jane

As always I want to start this review by telling you fellow booknerds of mine that I was sent this book for my honest opinion. So that is what you shall get ;)
Beastly Lights follows Freya who is a struggling artist and is won in a poker game by bad boy musician Liam Henderson. Oh yeah, her brother is the one who bet her. Rude.
Freya has to leave her tiiiiiny apartment that's filled with...well...not much excpet a coffee maker that is duct taped together, and go live with Liam at his penthouse apartment as his maid.
Freya isn't happy about living with the studly rockstar so she pretty much does everything she can to make him fire her. She moves furniture where he doesn't want it, she makes a mess, she goes into his room without permission, and she paints a mural on his beautifully white wall. Despite all of this Liam has a soft spot for Freya and the two begin to form a friendship that so obviously is leading to more.
Here's where I get to be honest, I'm actually not sure how I felt about this book and I feel terrible saying that. I loved the story, I enjoy reading books about normal people who fall in love with actors or musicians. Shout out to To Love Jason Thorn and The Beaumont Series. I also really liked how protective Liam is and how unique Freya is. There were parts when I was reading that I realized I was smiling and while reading it I wanted to see what was going to happen. I also had moments where I really liked Liam and Freya as individuals and obviously as a couple. But most of the time I really didn't like either of them. Sometimes I thought Freya was to much. Who would paint a mural in someones house knowing they'd hate it and after knowing them for like 4 days? I also didn't like how temperamental Liam was. I thought that the characters had serious potential and sometimes it was right there but then I lost it again.
My favorite character in the book was actually Ryan who is Liams stylist. He is so funny and I really loved every scene he appeared in.
For the most part I'm glad I read this book because it was good, I just wish it was more.


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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Bookmoji Challenge


Per usual I saw Heather from Bookables do this challenge and thought it looked fun so I decided to do it :)
If you'd like to watch Heathers video click HEREBasically what you do is pick an amount of emoji's you'd like, we're going with 10, and then match a book to that emoji. Seems simple enough. Lets get to it ;)

Enjoy!!

💋 Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I'm sure you can see why I chose that one. I mean it's a kiss emoji. French kiss. Get it?

👸 The Selection by Kiera Cass
The emoji is a princess, she's competing bachelor style for a prince. Hellur.

❤️️ Everything by Colleen Hoover
Because I love them.

☃ Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
This book takes place in winter and I chose a snowman because...well...you make snowmen in winter.

🎤 The Kiss Off by Sarah Billington
The book is about music and you use a microphone to sing your lovely songs into. It seemed appropriate.

🎬 To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
Homies an actor.

🏬 Confessions of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella
She puts her many things in bags.

🌟 The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
It's a star...and I'm pathetic.

🌲 Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Bella confronts Edward in the woods...where there are trees. My gosh I'm good at this game.

☀️ Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines
It's a beach, one would hope there is sun.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

It Happens All The Time by Amy Hatvany

Before I start this review I want to say that I was sent this book for my honest opinion. I wanted to put that disclaimer out there because you guys are my friends and I'm always going to be honest with you. If I'm sent a book and I don't like it, I'm going to tell you. If I like it or love it then of course I'll tell you - and I'll be a bit more excited to share it with you.
When I read the plot I immediately was intrigued because I have NEVER read a book like this. To be honest I've never even heard of a book like this.
This book follows a girl who was raped but it's not that simple and that's what makes this book so necessary to read.
It Happens All The Time is told in dual perspectives so we not only get to hear Ambers side of the story but we also hear Tylers. Now before you say you don't want to hear his side because he shouldn't even be allowed to have one let me say something. When I first found out that it was in dual POV I thought that's crazy. Why would I care to hear his side? If he raped this girl then he doesn't deserve to have a voice.
Amber and Tyler are childhood friends. They meet at a party Ambers parents throw and Tyler is the new kid in town. Tyler's dad is plain and simple a huge ass and Amber struggles and battles an eating disorder. Through all of their hardships there is one constant and that is their friendship.
In their 20s now Amber is engaged to a man who is good for her but there's one small thing, Tyler is in love with her and always has been.
These moments happen throughout the book that will grip your heart and pull so hard it almost hurts. You feel for these characters and it makes your head spin in circles questioning everything.
Amy Hatvany did such a beautiful job writing this story and I'm so grateful that I was given the chance to read it.
When I went into this book I hated Tyler without even reading a single word written. It didn't take more than 30 pages for me to actually really love him and pray that I had read the synopsis wrong. I kept thinking there's no way that this amazing character could do such a disgusting and cowardly act.
This book is more than meets the eye and I think that it is not only a book that you should read it's a book that you must read.

Buy It Happens All The Time Here:
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Thursday, March 9, 2017

Confess by Colleen Hoover

Can this woman write anything bad?
No seriously, is it possible?
You know how people say sometimes that they'd read a phone book if a certain author wrote it? Yeah that's how I feel about Colleen Hoover.
In the few years I've been reading her books she has no doubt become an automatic buy author and one of my favorites.
Before I get into the review I have to say that I am so stinkin' excited for the show to come out on the go90 app. Literally the moment it drops I'm going to be one of the happiest book lovers in the world. If you want to read more about the show then you can click the link HERE and it should answer any questions that you have.
Alright on with the review.
Can this woman write anything bad?
Did I say that already? :P
In typical Colleen fashion this book is told in dual POV which as you know is my favorite. Our two main characters are Owen and Auburn. Owen is a charismatic and unbelievably loveable artist and Auburn is a hair stylist who has recently moved to Texas. One day Auburn - who is looking to earn a little extra cash - walks past a place that is covered with confessions from anonymous people. On the door is a help wanted sign and as soon as she starts to investigate a little further Owen shows up and basically begs her to take the job. That night she helps Owen and after his show the two of them go out for drinks and have a serious moment on the dance floor. They make plans to get together the next day but life happens.
I don't really want to tell you to much more for two reasons. One because I don't want to give anything away. And two because I didn't really know much going into this and I'm so happy for that. Usually when I pick up a book I read the last couple of pages so I know how it ends. I also look up reviews and really know what I'm getting in to. When I pick up a Colleen Hoover book I don't want to know much about it. I know it's going to be amazing so why ruin it?
The characters as usual are incredible and Owen is obviously book boyfriend material. I always think that I found my favorite new couple when I read her books and that nobody will ever top them but then I read more of her characters.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone.

Buy Confess Here:
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Anything But Books Tag

One of my favorite people to watch on YouTube is Dana from The Book Hoarder. She's so sweet and relaxing to watch so if you haven't checked her out before and you also want to see her answers then click HERE
Enjoy!!


1. Name a cartoon that you love.
I used to love Arthur when I was a kid. I know that's probably a different route from what other people will say but my gosh I loved that show.

2. What is your favorite song right now?
Ed Sheerans new album. The album guys.

3. What could you do for hours that isn't reading?
Well in the summer I would say playing outside with my son. In the winter when he's sleeping I'd say watching a movie or tv series.

4. What is something you love to do that your followers would be surprised by?
I don't know if this would really surprise anyone but I love to bake. It's calming and I love the way my house smells when I bake.

5. What is your favorite unnecessarily specific thing to learn about?
I have no idea how to answer this question. Unnecessarily specific? Uh.

6. What is something unusual that you know how to do?
This tag is making me feel bad about myself :P I don't really know how to do anything unusual.

7. Name something you made in the last year and show us if you can.
I made some pictures with my son. Uh. I made cookies. :P

8. What is your most recent personal project?
I haven't really had the time to start a new personal project so I can't answer this one.

9. Tell us something that you think about often?
My favorite little fella.

10. Give us something that is your favorite.
Blue raspberry tootsie rolls.

11. Say the first thing that pops into your head.
Basketball.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick

We all have trouble buying books, am I right? I know that when I enter a book store I get overwhelmed with the delicious smell of books and delirious with the adventures that are just sitting there waiting for me. So I've come up with a reward system. Whenever I finish 3 books I'm allowed to buy a new one. Now some of you may think that this is still unfair because some of you negative Nancy's probably think I have unread books already on my shelf.
You know what I have to say to you? You're right but still I like my new system. This is a safe place here. No judgement. ;)
Anyway I had finished my 3 books so I went into a bookstore a few weeks ago and as I began searching for my next read I found this beauty. Yeah I'm not going to lie to you guys, I was attracted to the cover. Look at it!! It's stunning. You can't tell because this is a computer so you can't touch it BUT the raindrops actually stick out. Guys, they stick out!! How cool?!
After I finished admiring the cover I read the back and had to buy it. Like right then.
I have no idea why but once I got it home I wasn't interested in reading it any more. Book buyer problems.
The other day I saw it and that beautiful moment happened. You know what I'm talking about. That moment when you see a book and you have to read it. You need to know what's going to happen and see where the story is going to take you. So I picked it up and once I did...well...I couldn't put it down.
I am confident in saying - remember it's only February - that this book is one of my favorites of the year.
Yeah, I loved it that much.
The gist is that our main character witnessed something pretty horrific and she's been placed into the Witness Protection Program. Her name is now Stella and she lives in Thunder Basin, Nebraska. She's been taken from her boyfriend, a drug addict mother, and everything she's ever known. Her life in Thunder Basin is completely different from her life before which I guess is the point but it makes her pretty miserable. Life pretty much sucks for her until she meets the oh so attractive neighbor Chet who is now one of my favorite book boyfriends.
Stella's new "foster mom" and her don't get along at first because she is anti-"the man" and wants her new "mother" to know that she's not happy to be there.
I read a review on goodreads where the reviewer just tore into Stella and what a terrible character she is but I think they're wrong. Her whole world is taken from her, of course she's not exactly the sweetest for some of the book. Once she starts her new job as a car hop and spends more time with Chet she becomes someone I actually really liked.
Dangerous Lies was exactly what I was looking for. The tension between Chet and Stella was amazing and I loved watching their relationship form. I also really loved some of the supporting characters. Becca Fitzpatrick did an excellent job making us fall in love with -almost- every character. I say almost because the bad guys really were bad. The twists and turns in this book kept me on my toes and I was actually really upset when the book was over.
I definitely recommend this book to everyone!!

Buy Dangerous Lies Here:
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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Twenty One Pilots Book Tag



I found this tag on BookTube and it was created by The BookTube Girl. If you want to check out her answers click HERE

1. Stressed Out
What is a popular book that you have wanted to read for a long time that everyone has been talking about?
A Court of Thorns & Roses by Sarah J. Maas fo sho. Everyone raves about this woman period and I actually own this book I just have been saving it for when I really want it.

2. Car Radio
Name a book that contained issues you felt you connected to on a personal level.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover. Our main character deals with a boyfriend who isn't really the best guy and the way Colleen wrote this story...I just really identified with it.

3. Ride
Name a book that you never wanted to end.
Recently it was Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick. I have a review that I'll be posting soon, it was so so good.

4. Holding On To You
What is a book/series that you have loved since your childhood?
Scribbler of Dreams by Mary E. Pearson was one of my favorite books in middle school. I bought it a couple years back off ThriftBooks and I've been meaning to read it again but I'm scared I won't love it as much.

5. Tear In My Heart
Name a book that made you feel all the emotions.
Literally everything by the Queen Colleen Hoover.

6. Fairly Local
What is your personal favorite underground book/series?
I had to ask my brothers girlfriend what this question even meant because I'm almost 27 and not hip anymore. Wait I said hip, that doesn't help me at all does it? I still feel like Jay Crownover doesn't get the love she deserves so I'm going to choose The Marked Men series.

7. Ode To Sleep
Name a book that was full of twists and turns and kept you on the edge of your seat.
I hate to use the same book more than once in a tag but omg guys Dangerous Lies was so full of stuff and it was so stinkin good.

8. Goner
What is a book character that you fell in love with from the beginning?
Owen from Confess. Like he came on the page and I loved him.

9. Migraine
What is one book that gave you a headache to read?
Allegiant.

10. We Don't Believe What's On TV
What is a book that you love that most people seem to hate?
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Fifty Bookish Questions Tag

I had the urge to do a tag because they make me happy and I found this one that looked like fun. I hope you all find this tag as fun as I do and if you'd like to participate link your answers in the comments.
Enjoy!!

1. What was the last book you read?
Confess by Colleen Hoover.
2. Was it a good one?
Phenomenal. 
3. What made it good?
Uh, it was written by Colleen Hoover, duh.
4. Would you recommend it to other people?
Absolutely!!
5. How often do you read?
It depends. Sometimes I go through a book slump and don't read at all, sometimes I read a pretty good amount, and other times I can't stop reading.
6. Do you like to read?
No, not really my think. Geesh.
7. What was the last bad book you read?
Hmm...it's been a while, to be honest I can't even think of one.
8. What made you dislike it?
...
9. Do you wish to be a writer?
I would love to be a writer.
10. Has any book ever influenced you greatly?
Oh yes, The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover.
11. Do you read fan fiction?
No I haven't but Tasha from Tashapolis on YouTube has made me interested in getting into it. Oh wait, isn't Fifty Shades fan fiction? I have read that.
12. Do you write fan fiction?
Nope but I think it could be fun.
13. What's your favorite book?
The Fault in Our Stars of course.
14. What's your least favorite book?
I don't know if it's my least favorite book but I did not like Isla & The Happily Ever After.
15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?
I go through phases with that one too. Sometimes I like my kindle because it's easier to read in bed but I really love holding a physical book and seeing the progress I've made.
16. When did you learn to read?
I think I was pretty young but I can't give you an exact age.
17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?
No doubt, The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton. If you haven't read that book you should definitely check it out. It's so so good.
18. What is your favorite book series?
I still really love the Twilight saga but I also love the Shopaholic series.
19. Who is your favorite author?
Colleen Hoover.
20. What is your favorite genre?
Probably New Adult or anything Contemporary.
21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?
Augustus Waters fo life.
22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?
Isn't that the point of reading?
23. Which book do you wish had a sequel?
Jay Crownover once said that she wouldn't write a direct sequel to her books because she didn't want to put her characters through any more and that really changed my perspective on sequels. Of course I'd like to read more about the characters that I love but I also don't want them to go through any more trouble.
24. Which book do you wish DIDN'T have a sequel?
Hmm...I wish Divergent was a standalone.
25. How long does it take you to read a book?
It really depends on the size of the book and how good it is, but usually not to long.
26. Do you like when books become movies?
I really like book to movie adaptations because I like to see the characters that I love come to life.
27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?
I did NOT like the Vampire Academy movie. Did not. Not any likeage happening during that movie. None. Nada.
28. Which movie has done a book justice?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower and TFIOS are my favorites.
29. Do you read newspapers?
Not really.
30. Do you read magazines?
I used to read them all the time but not so much anymore.
31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?
Magazines.
32. Do you read while in bed?
I have an 18 month old little boy so that's pretty much the only time I have the time to read.
33. Do you read while on the toilet?
Haha I'm not sure if I've ever read while using the bathroom.
34. Do you read while in the car?
All the time. I read most of Confess in the car a few days ago.
35. Do you read while in the bath?
Isn't that the point of taking a bath>
36. Are you a fast reader?
Depends on if I really like the book.
37. Are you a slow reader?
Uh, depends on if I really like the book.
38. Where is your favorite place to read?
Anywhere where I can get comfortable.
39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?
Not if the book is really good.
40. Do you need a room to be silent while you read?
Not at all.
41. Who gave you your love for reading?
My oh so lovely momma.
42. What book is next on your list to read?
I'd really like to read Abbi Gline's new book but I don't have it yet so I'm not sure.
43. When did you start to read chapter books?
I'm not sure actually.
44. Who is your favorite children's book author?
Does Judy Blume count?
45. Which author would you most want to interview?
I think I'd have a lot of fun interviewing Sophie Kinsella or Cora Carmack.
46. Which author do you think you'd be friends with?
Colleen Hoover.
47. What book have you reread the most?
I've read Twilight 5 times, The Fault in Our Stars 3 times and Rule...2 or 3 times.
48. Which books do you consider "classics"?
Old books.
49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?
Perks, TFIOS, The Outsiders.
50. Which books should be banned from all schools?
 I don't believe in banning books.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise

I adore this book.
I love Lucy.
I do not at all hate Adam Connor.
Ella Maise is my spirit animal.
I read "To Love Jason Thorn" last year and adored it, so when I was sent this book I was the happiest little book nerd in all the lands.
I have actually had my greedy paws on this book for a while now but I've been holding it off for the right time.
Well the right time came my friends and once I finished it I almost went into a deep and serious book hangover. 
It was that good.
We meet Lucy in "To Love Jason Thorn" and grow to love her as Olives best friend but she's even better in this book!!
She's nursing a broken heart and since the boyfriend who took said heart moved away she's also homeless, so she moves in with the best friend and the bff's husband.
One day her and Olive decide to put a ladder up to the wall separating them from their new neighbor actor and super babe Adam Connor. After the peeping toms get down Olive makes Lucy promise that she'll never do it again. It's a promise Lucy somewhat keeps but not really because as soon as Olive and Jason go out of town she goes up the ladder to spy on her neighbor yet again. On one particular day Adams son falls into the pool and when Lucy notices that nobody is around to save him she jumps down and rescues the little boy. However when Adam comes out and sees a stranger with his son his instant thought is psycho stalker and he has her arrested.
Jason ends up going to talk to Adam and explains what happens and after Adam apologizes he ends up letting Lucy take care of his son who no longer has a nanny - since you know she wasn't around when he almost drowned and all.
Throughout the story we get to watch all the delicious tension between Lucy and Adam and it's so very good.
I really liked getting to see Jason and Olive again but I really loved Lucy, Adam and his son too.
This book made me laugh out loud in parts but it also gets a little crazy at the end which I did NOT expect and it was pretty awesome.
I loved this book and I most definitely recommend it. 
Ella Maise you are simply amazing.

Buy To Hate Adam Connor Here:
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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: February 14, 2017


This weeks T10T is: All About Romance so I'm choosing my...
Top Ten Favorite Romantic Quotes

10. "You love me. Real or not real?" I tell him, "Real."
-Suzanne Collins Mockinjay


9. "Love is like the wind, you can't see it but you can feel it."
-Nicholas Sparks A Walk To Remember


8. "Here's my heart Shaw. You have it in your hands and I promise you're the first and last person to ever touch it. You need to be careful with it because it's far more fragile than I ever thought and if you try and give it back I'm not taking it. I don't know enough about love to know for sure that's what this is between us, but I know for me that it's you and only you from here on out and I can only promise to be careful and not push you away again. Life without you in it is doable, but if I have a choice I want to do it with you by my side and I'm telling you I'm not running away from the work it takes to make that happen. Shaw I'm not scared of us anymore."
-Jay Crownover Rule


7. "There is no pretending," Jace said with absolute clarity. "I love you, and I will love you until I die, and if there is life after that, I'll love you then."
-Cassandra Clare City of Glass: The Mortal Instruments


6. "She was the rock in a world that was crumbling."
-Abbi Glines Fallen Too Far


5. "I knew the second I met you that there was something about you I needed. Turns out it wasn't something about you at all. It was just you."
-Jamie McGuire Beautiful Disaster


4. "Look after my heart, I've left it with you."
-Stephenie Meyer Eclipse


3. "I might be in love with you." He smiles a little. "I'm waiting until I'm sure to tell you though."
-Veronica Roth Divergent


2. "I love you. I am who I am because of you. You are every reason, every hope, and every dream I've ever had, and no matter what happens to us in the future, every day we are together is the greatest day of my life. I will always be yours."
-Nicholas Sparks The Notebook


1. "As he read, I fell in love the way you fall asleep; slowly, and then all at once."
-John Green The Fault in Our Stars

Thursday, February 9, 2017

My Kind of Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

I have been having a pretty great reading year so far until the other day when I finished "To Hate Adam Connor" by Ella Maise. Why was it great until then? Well because I was stumped as to what to read next. So of course I pulled out my handy dandy kindle and browsed the Kindle store. Unfortunately nothing was coming up that was really grabbing me so I decided to start typing in authors that I like, to see if they had any books that I hadn't read yet. 
And then there it was.
My Kind of Forever.
Just sitting there guys like it had been waiting for me.
Yes, I fangirled. I screamed and after my mother's heart rate went back to normal and she could ask why in the heck I was bouncing and screeching I told her that I LOVE "The Beaumont Series" and that I had forgotten that this book was released!!
Obviously I one clicked that sucker and started it right then.
If you haven't read the other books in the series then I have to say...what on earth is wrong with you? My gosh I've gone on and on about how wonderful this series is. I have reviewed the other books in the series which you can check out below:
Forever My Girl
My Unexpected Forever
Finding My Forever
Finding My Way
I was also able to do an interview with the oh so lovely Heidi McLaughlin which you can check out by clicking HERE
If you haven't read the other books in the series then you probably shouldn't read this review. Unless you're a big fat spoiler like me and in that case proceed.
This is the 5th book in the series but it's more like the 2nd book to Liam and Josie's story which is why I was so excited. I'm not going to lie the 2nd book in the series is actually my favorite but it's because I really love Harrison. However I was very excited to see how all of these characters I love so dearly have been.
In this installment Liam is heading back to LA with the rest of the band because they miss their music and the band hasn't been getting as much recognition...or money...as they used to. Josie stays home with Noah so he can continue with sports and so she can wait for the arrival of the baby that Liam and her are adopting. While Liam is in LA Josie gets a book delivered to her that's an unauthorized biography about Liam with pages from Sam (the psycho ex manager/kind of girlfriend/total nut job) that don't exactly paint everyone in the best light.
I loved this book because it was so nice to see these amazing characters again and to see that they are all so happy. Unfortunately I did have some issues with this book. I know...I'm sad too. First of all Josie was constantly doubting herself throughout most of the book and at first I felt bad but then I just kind of got annoyed. I'm sure it would be extremely hard to be in her position but I felt bad for Liam because he kept having to defend himself and try and prove to her that he loved her. I felt like all the doubting should've been something she was over by now. The other thing that I didn't like was the fact that it didn't even feel like they were together for most of the book. Usually we see a couple progress throughout a book just to hit this monumentally bad moment and then they get over it and live happily ever after. This was more like bad bad bad oh it's good now and the book is also over, which made me sad.
With all of that being said I did like it more than I disliked it and I'm so glad I got to reconnect with these characters. I also read the Heidi plans on writing about the kids when they're adults and that got me all kinds of excited.
All in all I would recommend this book if you've read the others. And again if you haven't read the others then GO DO IT!!

Buy My Kind of Forever Here:
Amazon
Barnes & Noble
Kobo

Listen to my playlist for My Kind of Forever on Spotify by clicking HERE

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Not A Book "Blogger" Newbie Tag

Alright technically this tag wasn't created for book bloggers as it's originally called the "Not A BookTube Newbie Tag" but it looked like fun and what's the difference aside from making videos? I did take the liberty to change the questions so they were more appropriate for book bloggers.
You can watch the original tag done by Clever Fox HERE
Watch Heathers video (where I saw it...shock) HERE

1. How old is your blog?
She will be 4 years old on the 19th. :)

2. What are your favorite posts to do?
I LOVE doing tags!! They are so much fun, probably because I love answering questions. But I also really love doing book reviews and interviews too.

3. What is one piece of advice you would give to someone who wanted to become a blogger?
Do it!! I don't have millions of views on each post but I do get a pretty great amount and I love getting comments from people who take the time to check out my page. It's a lot of fun and I say if you want to then you should.

4. Since joining have you run into any unforseen challenges?
Um, hmm, I didn't realize that I'd find so many wonderful books and then...you know...not be able to afford all of them.

5. What is a favorite book/series you've read because of booktube/blogging?
The Fault in Our Stars. Sorry guys...it was inevitable.

6. Overall, what is your favorite aspect about blogging?
Talking to other bloggers and meeting awesome authors!!

7. Tag people!!

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Bookstore Book Tag


Good afternoon book lovers, today I decided to do this book tag that I saw on YouTube called "The Bookstore Book Tag" I thought it was appropriate because I recently took a visit to a beautiful bookstore and it was lovely. If you'd like to watch the original video by clicking HERE

1. The beginning of your trip you walk into a bookstore and you instantly feel happy: 
Name a book that has the perfect beginning
"Retreat" by Jay Crownover, which I read the month of January, started off so good that it sucked me right in.

2. That sad moment when they don't have the book you were looking for:
Name a book that made you bawl your eyes out
"It Ends With Us" by Colleen Hoover deeeefinitely made me cry.

3. That moment you're just looking around and find a random book that just speaks to you:
Name a hidden gem
I've mentioned it before but I remember when I bought the book "Rule" by Jay Crownover and when I was finished I couldn't stop fan girling and telling EVERYONE about it.

4. That moment you finally find the book that you were looking for:
Name a book that you've waited months and months for to be released
Literally every book by Colleen Hoover.

5. That moment you see a book with a gorgeous cover and you just have to have it:
Name a book you bought purely because of it's cover
I just bought the book "Dangerous Lies" by Becca Fitzpatrick because the cover drew me in completely.

6. That moment you have to pay a lot of money for your books but still feel very happy you finally have them:
Name a book that made you suffer, but you were still happy about it
I've talked about this one before too but "An Ember in The Ashes" by Sabaa Tahir oh my. When I finished it I was in a deep state of mourning for a while.

7. Walking out of the bookstore feeling super happy and excited:
Name a book with the perfect ending
I finished the book "To Hate Adam Connor" by Ella Maise today and I thought the ending was so wonderful, I couldn't stop smiling once I finished it.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Author Spotlight: Jay Crownover

I've been trying to think of fun new posts I can do on my blog this year and that's how this whole "Author Spotlight" thing happened. I thought it would be fun to pick an author that I love at the moment, love always, think you should know about...whatever and do a post about them including links to their social media and links to reviews I've done on their books (if any) and interviews (if any)
For my first installment I chose Jay Crownover because she's amazing and she's also the very first author I've ever interviewed. I have a very special place in my heart for this lady because she's been so kind to me and she's just freaking cool.
I posted the interview I did with her way back in February of 2013 which you can check out by clicking HERE.
Jay also supported my "I'm A Duff"series and even participated, which you can check out HERE.
Goodreads Author Info:
Jay Crownover is the International and multiple New Yor Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men Series, The Saints of Denver Series, and The Point and Breaking Point Series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired, Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

Jay's Social Media:
Goodreads
Official Website
Twitter
Facebook

I reviewed her new book Retreat a couple of weeks ago check it out HERE

Buy The Marked Men Series
Rule
Jet
Rome
Nash
Rowdy
Asa


Buy Welcome To The Point Series
Better When He's Bad
Better When He's Bold
Better When He's Brave


Buy The Saints of Denver Series
Leveled
Built
Charged

Riveted Releasing February 14, 2017
Salvaged Releasing June 20, 2017

Buy The Breaking Point Series

Honor

Buy The Getaway Series
Retreat

Thursday, January 26, 2017

D.I. Jolly Interview

It's my first author interview of the year guys, I'm so excited!! :)
Thank you thank you D.I. Jolly for not only giving me a copy of your book to read (review link below) and review but also for taking the time to answer my questions.
Your time has made me a very happy book blogger, so thank you...again.
Enjoy!!

1. How did you come up with the idea for Mostly Human?
It started while I was waiting for my sister outside her office and I started thinking of a scene involving a brother watching someone break into his sisters office, then transform and go in to rescue her. It never actually made it into the book, but it got the ball rolling. I left my sister to start a 3 hour drive and by the time I got to my destination I had tracked the story back to where I wanted it to start.

2. Has being an author always been a dream of yours?
Since I was about seven years old I wanted to be Gabriel Knight, a fictional character from a video game, who lived in New Orleans, owned a rare book store and was a writer. So pretty much, yeah.

3. Which authors inspire you most?
Robert Rankin for showing me that you can really let your imagination go.
Anne Rice because her writing is beautiful.
And Jane Jensen because she wrote Gabriel Knight.

4. If you could have a barbeque with 3 authors, who would you invite?
Jim Butcher
Neil Gaiman
Bram Stoker

5. If you could be a werewolf for a day would you want to be?
Like the ones I write? Yes, and longer than a day.

6. Who has been your favorite character to write?
Probably Jones P.I. from my first novel A Guy, A Girl and a Voodoo Monkey Hand.

7. If you could have Mostly Human turned into a movie or television show which one would you prefer?
I'd say a movie, or a movie series.

8. In the movie/show who would you want to play Alex?
I honestly couldn't tell you. I don't think I know any actors in the correct age range for young, teen and adult Alex.
That said I think Anne Hathaway as adult Annabel would work well.

9. If you could describe Alex in only three words what would they be?
Kind, driven, scared.

10. If Mostly Human had a theme song what would it be?
First instinct is The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down by the Band, which I listened to a lot while writing it.
If you know the song and the version from The Last Waltz, it starts with a simple lone trumpet then a little build up before they kick of the song. In my head in the movie adaptation Mork could be walking up the gangway plank at the end as the trumpet starts, stop to look back down the dock for a second during the build-up and then cut to black and roll credits when the song really gets going. But that's just how it plays in my head. Also I think that doesn't really spoil anything.

D.I. Jolly's Social Media:
Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads

Check out my review for Mostly Human by clicking HERE

**Photo from https://www.facebook.com/Voodoo.Monkey.Hand/**

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: January 24, 2017



This week's topic is a FREEBIE which I always love. I went through past topics and I decided to do Top Ten Authors I Would Love To Meet

10. Stephenie Meyer
To high five her for Twilight and to give her a stern talking to for never releasing Midnight Sun.

9. Nicholas Sparks
I've loved him since I was like 13.

8. Veronica Roth
So I can ask her why. Just why.

7. Sarah Dessen 
Because I've loved her since I was a teenager.

6. Cora Carmack
Because she's awkward and that's my people.

5. Sophie Kinsella
So I can see if she's as funny in person as the characters in her books are.

4. Jay Crownover
She's a badass, duh.

3. Abbi Glines
So I can tell her how much I love The Rosemary Beach series...and pretty much everything else I've read by her.

2. John Green
To thank him for TFIOS.

1. Colleen Hoover
Because she's a goddess.

Friday, January 20, 2017

The Netflix Book Tag

I was scrolling through my subscribtions on YouTube and I came across a video from one of my favorite booktubers, Heather over at Bookables. I myself am a HUGE Netflix fan, come on you know you are too, so I was like wait a second Netflix and Books? Yeah sounds just about perfect. If you want to check out the Original Tag created by A Darker Shade of Whitney you can watch it by clicking HERE and if you'd like to check out Heather's video go ahead and click HERE


1. Recently Watched

The last book you finished reading

Retreat by Jay Crownover. Currently I'm reading Grey by E.L. James and A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir.

2. Top Picks
A book/books that have been recommended to you based on books you have previously read

Waaaaaaay back when I first started my blog and I interviewed Tammara Webber she told me that if I liked her books then I should check out her friend Colleen Hoover and as you all know that was some of the best advice I ever followed ;)

3. Recently Added
The last book you bought

I went to a thrift store the other day and bought 5 new books I think for like $4, it was pretty awesome. I bought another copy of Beautiful Disaster because I lent my copy to a friend and I don't know if I'll ever see it again - I also really had an urge to reread it the other day, I also picked up the first and second Bridget Jones books and then two others but to be honest I can't remember what they were called.

4. Popular on Netflix
Books that everyone knows about (2 you've read and 2 you have no interest in reading)

Divergent by Veronica Roth and Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead, both I've read. The Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and The Archive by Victoria Schwab.

5. Comedies
A funny book

Literally everything I've read by Sophie Kinsella.

6. Dramas
A character who is a drama queen/king

Nan from the Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines. My gosh that girl is a drama queen.

7. Animated
A book with cartoons on the cover

Does my hardcover of The Walking Dead count?

8. Watch It Again
A book/book series that you want to re-read

I said it earlier, Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire.

9. Documentaries
A non-fiction book you'd recommend to everyone

If you're a fan of Catfish then I'd recommend Nev's book In Real Life. It gives a lot of good tops and was really interesting.

10. Action and Adventure
An action packed book

An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir was so full of stuff that I couldn't put it down.

11. New Releases
A book that just came out or will be coming out soon that you can't wait to read

Without Merit by Colleen Hoover is supposed to come out in August and I. Can. Not. Wait. I freaking love her guys. She's the best.


12. Max: Tag some people!!

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Retreat by Jay Crownover

Alright guys, you know how much I love Jay Crownover. You also know how much I love free books so when I was given the opportunity to receive an ARC of this book I jumped all over it.
Before the story starts Jay writes a little something to her readers - that means me and all of you other Jay lovers - talking about how this book is completely different than anything she's written before. Now I will say that when I read that I was a little bit worried because I love her Marked Men series and she flat out tells us that this has nothing to do with sexy boys with tattoos. However because this is Jay Crownover and I one-click her books without even reading the plot I didn't care. I thought to myself, "Self, even if this book isn't about yummy boys with an exceptional amount of tattoos don't rule it out (hehe Rule...get it?) because Jay is a goddess and I'm sure this book will still be good."
Oh. My. Gosh. Jay, you beautiful creature you. I love you so much. This book was more than I ever thought it was going to be. Did I except amazing characters? Yes. Did I expect really hot fictional boyfriends? Yes. Did I expect some serious sexy time to take place? It's Jay Crownover people, duh. But by no means did I expect this book to be suspenseful and on the edge of my seat.
Okay so I suppose I should probably tell you guys what this book is about. If you've read Jay's books before then you know that she usually tells them in dual POV which you also should know by now that I love. This book was strictly told in Leo's point of few which is our main lady. At first I was a little worried about that, well no not worried but kind of bummed I guess because I love dual POV which hello you know - I did just tell you ;) And while Cy's POV would've been cool I was perfectly content with only hearing Leo's side.
Leo was dating this uber douche and he basically broke her heart - and his marriage vows by making her a mistress. Jerk.
So her best friend Em makes her go on this Retreat in Wyoming where they pretty much follow cowboys out into the woods and ride around on horses and enjoy nature. The first five minutes of being there Leo insults Cy who basically runs the thing by saying he doesn't look like a cowboy. He may not look like a cowboy but the way Jay described him...oh my.
Anyway there's instant heat between the two of them which is evident to everyone.
The group heads out the next day on their adventure and the sexual tension between Leo and Cy gets pretty intense.
On one particular day Leo's horse gets spooked and takes off with her. Cy ends up saving her but in the rescue they stumble upon a serious problem - which I'm not going to tell you because I don't want to ruin anything.
This book was so freaking good that I couldn't stop reading it. I was thinking about it when I wasn't reading it and when I was I didn't want to stop.
Retreat gave me everything I could possibly want in a contemporary.
I definitely recommend this book. Whether you've read Jay or not you should pick this up and give it a chance, I can pretty much guarantee you're going to love it.

Buy Retreat Here:
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Official Website
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Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Ultimate Gilmore Girls Tag

As many of you know I am a huge Gilmore Girls fan, shock. I saw this tag on Heather's channel aka Bookables on YouTube and I decided right then that I had to do it. I know it's not book related but Rory loves books so I think I can get away with it ;)
Check out Heather's video by clicking HERE


Basic Questions:
How did you discover the show?
I remember seeing previews for it all the time but we didn't get the WB so I started watching it when the reruns first started on ABC Family.

Do you own the collection?
Sure do, all 7 seasons.

Favorite season?
I really like season 4 because I like when Rory first goes to school.

Least Favorite Season?
Probably 7 just like most people.

Favorite Episode?
I like the episode where they have the dance marathon, the one where Luke kisses Lorelei for the first time, and the one where Rory graduates from Chilton. My absolute favorite episode though is the one where Dean comes over for the first time. I could watch that episode a million times.

Luke's Diner Dash (Lighting Round):

Favorite Character: Lorelei.
Least Favorite Character: Nicole or Anna.
Dave or Zack? Dave (I love Adam Brody) but I do love Lane and Zack
Luke or Christopher? Luke, geez.
Dean or Jess? Team Jess.
Lorelei or Rory? Lorelei hello.

Opinions:
Do you think Lorelei over-reacts with her parents?
Sometimes I do, sometimes - like at the vow renewal - nope.

Do you think Emily & Richard over react with Lorelei?Yes, I think they instantly think she's trying to hurt them and they lash out.

In the big fight that Rory and Lorelei had, whose side were you on?
Lorelei, 100%.

In a fight between Taylor and Mrs. Kim who would win?Mrs. Kim.

Who would spread the fastest rumor Babette or Miss Patty?
Miss Patty.

How much do you dislike April?
I actually like April in the episode where Lorelei helps Luke with her birthday party. But other than that she pretty much drives me crazy.

Revival Round:
How excited for the revival are you?
I'm late doing this tag so I've actually already watched all 4 episodes of the revival, but I was sooo excited for them.

If you could have dinner with any cast member, who would it be, and what kind of questions would you ask them?

Lauren Graham no doubt. I don't think I can list all of the questions I'd want to ask her. Maybe I'd start with, "What's it like to be a Gilmore girl?"

How do you want it to end?
Not the way it did.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Top 5 Books of 2016

So I only read 17 books in 2016 but I wanted to do a "Top 5" because it makes me happy.
If you've read any of the books below please comment and let me know what you thought of them.

5. Walk The Edge by Katie McGarry
Book Review
This is one of the books that I was sent for review this year and oh my gosh I'm so glad I received it. I haven't been a huge Katie McGarry fan but this book changed everything. I'd like to read more by her this year.

4.To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
The love I have for this book is ridiculous. I smiled so much while reading this my cheeks actually started to hurt. Not only was this book everything that I was looking for but the author Ella Maise is one of the sweetest humans ever. She was one of the few authors that I interviewed this year and she's so kind and funny.

3. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
I'm sure most of you have read this book and/or watched the movie so I'm sure you all know why this is one of my favorites of the year. The feels guys. The freaking feels.

2. An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
I saw this book all over BookTube and I kept putting it off. One day I was shopping around a bookstore and I saw this book and considered getting it...but then I didn't. I left the bookstore empty handed and for the next week I couldn't stop thinking about this stinkin book. So of course I went back to the store and bought it and oh my gosh am I glad I finally read it. It's so good!! When I wasn't reading it I was thinking about reading it and wondering what was going to happen, that's a sign of a good book my friends. I'm currently reading the second book in the series and it's really good so far.

1. It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Book Review
This book is magic, plain and simple. Colleen Hoover is a goddess. Plain and simple. I've done a lot of book tags on my blog and a common question is, "Which book changed your life?" I have only ever been able to say The Fault in Our Stars, that is until I read It Ends With Us. This book is absolutely stunning and if you haven't read it yet then please go read it now. Seriously guys I mean now.