"What do you want to be?" "Happy," she says with a smile. - Colleen Hoover

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on my Summer 2019 TBR

I haven't done a Top Ten Tuesday in a hot freaking minute. I have no excuses as to why not, I just haven't. And for that I am deeply apologetic. So to make up for lost time I'm going to do one today. This Tuesdays topic is Books on my Summer 2019 TBR.

10. Once and For All by Sarah Dessen
Is it really summer if you don't read a Sarah Dessen book? Me thinks not.

9. Choice by Laikyn Meng
I just got this book in the mail and I'm not so patiently waiting to get into it!

8. Dirty Like Dylan by Jaine Diamond
I HAVE to continue on with this series. It's. So. Good.

7. Mother Shucker (Sibby Book 3) by Samantha Garman
I'm not going to lie to you guys, I've already started this. But it was on my list before I knew I'd be actually typing out a list. So that counts, right?

6. Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
I recently began binging this show and I'm obsessed. Like almost shamefully obsessed. Like Perry with Celeste obsessed.

5. Downfall by Jay Crownover
It's been a minute since I've read my beloved Jay Crownover and I'm so ready to get back into her stories.

4. Parallel by Elizabeth O'Roark
I was just sent this book. I must finish this post so I can go read it.

3. I Owe You One by Sophie Kinsella
I adore this woman. I have not EVER read one of her books that I did not enjoy and it's about damn time I read another. I'm so excited.

2. The Worst Best Man (And basically every book she's written) by Lucy Score
Guys, I think I've made it very clear how much I adore this woman. Now I must read everything she's written.

1. The Rosemary Beach series by Abbi Glines
Why yes, I have read this entire series. And yes, I would like to read it again. It's been a while and they're the perfect summertime reads.

The Literary Dinner Party Tag

Alright guys, I saw this tag online and thought it sounded fun. I'm trying to only pick from books I've read this year. Lets go.

1. One character who can cook/likes to cook

Indie from the book Rhett. She has her own bakery, wait, does that count?

2. One character who has money to fund the party

Brandon Sterling from Legally Yours. That dude's loaded.

3. One character who might cause a scene

Skylar from Confessions of a Virgin Sex Columnist. I don't think she'd cause one to be rude, she just tends to have a lot of things happen around her lol.

4. One character who is funny/amusing

Sibby from Queen of Klutz. She is hilarious!!

5. One character who is super social/popular

Hmm, I'm going to invite Aiden - Sibby's fella because he's super social and I can't invite one without the other. That would just be rude.

6. One villain

Okay so I'm going to choose Seth from Dirty Like Seth. He is no villain but he is to the band at a certain point in time.

7. One couple - doesn't have to be romantic

Marley and Jake <3

8. One hero/heroine

Will from Waking Olivia. He certainly was a hero to Olivia!!

9. One underappreciated character

This one has stumped me. I seriously cannot think of one damn person.

10. One character of your own choosing

Olivia from Waking Olivia lol. I have to invite her for Will people, come on.

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Lucy Score Interview

I've interviewed some great authors and for that I am so crazy grateful. They've all been so kind to me and I'm thankful to all of them for taking time to answer my silly fan girl questions.

To date this is my favorite interview. I had an absolute blast talking to Lucy, who can I say is the coolest lady on the planet? Seriously guys, she's not only really sweet but SO. FUNNY.

So thank you Lucy for answering my questions and putting up with me. ;)


1. Have you always known you'd write my favorite book in the history of ever? Ahem...I mean, did you always know you wanted to write?

I remember it so clearly. I was in third grade working on my multiplication tables and I stopped in the middle of the sevens - because they were hard - and said "Someday I will write Kayleigh's favorite book in the history of ever." And here we are! Also, yes, I always wanted to be a writer. Especially once I discovered writers often don't have to wear pants or talk to people.

2. Marley coaches soccer and is a gym teacher. If you had to teach and coach any subject/sport what would it be?

I'd definitely teach creative writing because I think I could make it somewhat fun for students. As for coaching, is yoga a team sport? Because I would coach the hell out of that.

3. How do you pick characters names? I'm just throwing it out there that Kayleigh is a great name and I totally give you permission to use it.

*adds Kayleigh to character name list*
 I keep a running list of names that I like in a Word document and when it comes time to start a new book I go to the list and think about the main characters. I don't like names that are too over-the-top like Montague Floofyfence IV or anything that makes a character sound like an adult entertainer unless of course they are one. So I trend more toward normal people names. Kayleigh seems pretty normal.

4. I LITERALLY laughed out loud while reading RBG. So much so that my son frequently asked me what was so funny. Did you laugh while writing it?

That's the best compliment! I think I'm hilarious. I laugh out loud at myself at least four times a day. I was snort-laughing (it's more adorable than it sounds) during the Marley meets "Morticia" and the meet-puke scenes in Rock Bottom Girl. Those two scenes ended up being favorites for readers, too!

5. I wish I wrote Rock Bottom Girl. Seriously, from the depths of my soul. Which book have you read that you wish you had written?

"The Obsession" by Nora Roberts. To me, it's a perfect story and I've re-read it several times. Also "The Husbands Secret" by Liane Moriarty. She has this really delicate way of giving readers a complete picture of a character in one little tiny sentence. It's so good it makes me want to barf.

6. After reading your About The Author and some other tid bits here and there, it sounds like you and Marley have some things in common. What 3 things are exactly the same?

Marley and I are soul sisters for sure. We both had terrible experiences playing soccer in high school. We both are completely ambivalent about our hair and are unable to do make-up properly (after writing RBG I actually went and paid for a a make-up lesson!) And we both share this unwavering belief that there is something big and important in store for us. Even when things are falling apart, Marley and I both know that there's something out there for us.

7. Jake. He's perfection. He's also the love of my life. Which book holds your dream guy?

GAH! Okay so I have a couple of favorites. First of all Jake, of course, because he's so confident and present and he is really there for his "people". Beckett from Fall Into Temptation (Blue Moon #2) is based loosely on Mr. Lucy. So of course I adore him. He's got this good heart and always tries to do the right thing, but sometimes a stubborn streak gets in the way. And then Aiden from The Worst Best Man. I love that he had it all together, but he was still lonely. His bromance with Frankie's brothers made me legit tear up on a couple of occasions. He just wanted to be loved, you guys! *Sobs*

8. Marley and Jake are the best. Will we ever see more of them? Please???

I plan to write a short, sexy bedtime story about them but that's it. Rock Bottom Girl is a glorious, glorious standalone that will, well, stand alone.

9. Who was your favorite character to write? I know, I know. There are so many to choose from.

I think Franchesca Baranski was the easiest main character I've ever written. She arrived fully formed in my head and I still have a girl crush on her. As for secondary characters, I have this rat-tailed hippie in my Blue Moon series named Fitz. He's named for thriller writer Matthew FitzSimmons. The real-life Fitz and I had a good-natured author battle for #1 on Amazon several years ago and as part of our feud we named characters after each other. He killed of Lucinda in an epically violent death. But I kept Fitz alive and he is now a part-time exotic dancer.

10. If Rock Bottom Girl had a theme song, what would it be?

"High Hopes" by Panic! At The Disco! That's been my lady jam for the last several months and I think Marley would approve.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score

Without questions.

Hands down.

No joke.

Fo shizzle.

I no mess around.

Seriously though.

This is my favorite book on the planet.

While perusing the Amazons for my next read I stumbled upon this bad lad. After reading the plot I'm like heck yeah and I one clicked so hard I got a finger cramp.

Then I didn't read it. What? Yeah for real. I didn't read it. I got distracted by the Teen Mom OG marathon that MTV aired and my dislike for Ryan consumed me and there Rock Bottom Girl lay without being touched inside of my Kindle. A few days later when I went to relax after my son went to sleep I thought to myself, "Self? You should read." I thought that sounded like a good idea so I grabbed my kindle to see what she had to offer. Yes she's a she. Karina the Kindle I like to call her.

Anywho I saw Rock Bottom Girl and started reading. Then I kept reading. Then I almost peed my pants from laughing so hard. Was that TMI? Listen guys, I've given birth, I don't have much bladder control anymore.

Basically the gist is that Marley is hilarious and Jake is a fine piece of man meat. Do you need more than that?

*Dramatic eye roll* fine.

Marley lost her job, house and boyfriend. Yeah, she's definitely seen better days. So now she's moving back to her hometown where she was informally banned from a stunt she pulled at her Senior homecoming. When she returns she finds that Miss Popularity is still just as dreadful, The Teen Dream Boy Next Door is...well...now literally living next door. And the hot mysterious dude you kiss under bleachers is a teacher at the school that she is now working at. Thanks mom.

Alongside teaching gym Marley is also coaching the girls soccer team which she is less than thrilled about as she wasn't really bending it like Beckham back in her day.

Let me give you a little snippet from Goodreads:

"When the school rumor mill sends Marley to the principal’s office to sign an ethics contract, the tattooed track coach, dog dad, and teacher of the year becomes her new fake boyfriend and alibi—for a price. The Deal: He’ll teach her how to coach if she teaches him how to be in a relationship. Who knew a fake boyfriend could deliver such real orgasms? But it’s all temporary. The guy. The job. The team. There’s too much history. Rock bottom can’t turn into a foundation for happily ever after. Can it? "

Oh yeah. It goes there.

I could not ask for more from a book. I smiled basically the entire time I read it. I swooned hard for Jake and I'll be honest, the last time I swooned that hard over a Jake he was standing in front of his car waiting outside of a church for Molly Ringwald.

Marley is so wonderful and I want to be her best friend. The moment I finished reading Rock Bottom Girl I legit almost started reading it again. That's how much I loved it people.

If you're looking for something that will make you shake with laughter, smile like Jake Ryan is sitting on top of a table with you, and feel all the feels then look no further. I am your genie and I shall grant you your wish.

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