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

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

What's Next?

Hey all! I hope you've been enjoying my Lucy Score month as much as I have. I'm also hoping that you all have checked out some of the books I've been recommending to you - because if you haven't been able to tell I LOVE THEM.

While the month is winding down I want to tell you that I have something very exciting in store for next month as well. So I hope you all continue to check back on my blog to see what I have for you next. ;)

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Crossing The Line by Lucy Score

Since October began I've been giving you all my thoughts on Lucy Score and her almost absurdly good books. Well, today is no different.

You see today we have our 5th installment in the "Kayleigh review's Lucy" series and it's on her book Crossing The Line.

Are you as excited as I am?

Waverly Sinner is pretty much America's darling. She's the actress to watch. The actress who was born into Hollywood Royalty.

Xavier Saint is the man hired to protect her. He's a serious professional who refuses to be thwarted by a pretty face.

However when the two are together it's like the freaking grand finale of a fireworks show.

May I start by saying that I really loved Waverly. She is not what I expected when I went into this book. Knowing that she was famous and needing a bodyguard my assumption was that she was pulling a Paris Hilton/Lindsay Lohan early 2000's and partying too much and showing her lady business to every tabloid there to exploit her. Man was I toooootally wrong. She is humble and kind and so far from the party girl I had already assumed her to be. You know what they say when you assume though right? Yep, I made an ass out of u and me.

Xavier, like every other man Lucy Score writes about, is perfection. He's handsome but lethal. He's serious but always finds himself happier with Waverly. The two of them begin as enemies. He wants to do his job but she believes he is just another person who is there to control her. The two of them grow so much in the first installment of this duology and I absolutely loved it.

Most of Lucy's books have centered more on the love story, not even just with the two falling in love but also the love story including friends and family. While Crossing The Line had that it also had action and suspense. There is a man who is stalking Waverly and throughout the book you find yourself holding your breath in certain scenes because you don't know what's going to happen.

I read the second book in this set the moment I finished this one and I'm happy to tell you that both of them are wonderful and definitely must reads!!

Buy Crossing The Line on Amazon by clicking HERE

Check out my other reviews of Lucy's books below:

Pretend You're Mine
Mr. Fixer Upper
The Worst Best Man
Rock Bottom Girl

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Pretend You're Mine by Lucy Score

Have you watched The Notebook? What about Titanic? An Affair to Remember? Or wait, what about Funny Girl? Well oh my man I love him so and oh man did I love Pretend You're Mine.

What do all of the previously stated movies have in common? Okay yes, attractive leading men. Yes I have seen Ryan Gosling in Crazy Stupid Love and yes his body was practically photoshopped. I digress. What's the one thing they have in common? They make you feel everything.

And this book?

It. Made. Me. Feel. Ev-er-y-thing.

I knew that I would enjoy this read because I love everything Lucy Score writes. She could literally give me her grocery list full of taco supplies and I'd probably be hit with a wave of emotions for my love of cheese.

However, I was not prepared to have this book completely wreck me. I'm a book blogger and I've been reading for as long as I can remember. I've read so many books that I've lost count. I've laughed, cried, gotten angry, felt like a warrior and wanted to kick some ass because of it. I've read books that put me right into the story and I have felt deeply connected to characters. It doesn't happen often, but it does happen. And Pretend You're Mine put me right there. I felt my heart breaking in certain parts and I felt my heart healing in others. I don't want to give anything away but there is one specific part where a character sends a text with one word.

That's it.

One word.

That one word had me sobbing. I felt like I was the one receiving that text message and my heart soared.

If you go to Goodreads you'll see this,

"Luke Garrison is a hometown hero, a member of the National Guard ready to deploy again. Strong, sexy, broody, the last thing he’s looking for is a woman to ruin his solitude. When the wildly beautiful Harper stumbles into his life, though, he realizes that she's the perfect decoy. A fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back until he's deployed."

I too read that before I started reading Pretend You're Mine and I thought oh okay it's going to be like a fake relationship turned real and it'll be full of sexy scenes and knowing Lucy, probably some laughs. Well I did laugh, and holy crap were there some sexy scenes. The secondary characters were so wonderful that I wish they were real so I could be friends with them. I laughed and swooned so much that I reread certain parts.

But this book was everything and more.

Everything that I've been missing in books.
More than I ever could've asked for.

Luke is so complex and damaged but really so is Harper. Even with that they don't behave like it. Luke shuts off his emotions while Harper is so glass half full you can't help but become more positive while reading. Their love story in my opinion is one of the greats. Their love story should be put onto film not just so we can all fangirl because they're on the big screen, but because their story makes you believe. It makes you believe in love, and it makes you believe in yourself. Not often can a book deeply impact your life and to say that Pretend You're Mine just deeply impacted mine; well, that would be a massive understatement. This book consumed me and I'm not sure I have ever felt the way I did while reading this.

I said earlier that I love everything Lucy Score writes and I knew I would the second I fell in love with Rock Bottom Girl. But now? I am hopelessly in love with the stories that she has created for us. I am desperately in love with the characters that she has given us. And I am irrevocably in love with Pretend You're Mine. 

Buy Pretend You're Mine on Amazon by clicking HERE

Check out my other reviews of Lucy's Books below!

Mr. Fixer Upper
The Worst Best Man
Rock Bottom Girl

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Mr. Fixer Upper by Lucy Score

As someone who has been watching Property Brothers since her early 20's - and has had a crush on Jonathan Scott for the same length of time - this book was like my every dream come true.

To quote the incredibly timeless Lizzie McGuire, "Hey now, hey now, this is what dreams are made of."

After reading two of Lucy's books I couldn't stop. I had to keep reading and Mr. Fixer Upper sounded like the perfect choice to continue on with my binge.

I've had this blog since 2013. That's 6 years that we've been able to get to know each other, so I think it's safe to say that you guys can trust what I tell you. When I say my son is the most important part of my life? Truth. When I tell you that I have a tattoo of peanut butter and jelly holding hands with the words "my person" underneath? Factual statement. When I say that they in fact were on a break? Again, truth bomb. So when I tell you that when I read Mr. Fixer Upper and my head went into a Wizard of Oz-esque tornado of thoughts, I'm not lying. I loved this book so much I couldn't even process all of my feelings. I tried to talk to my mom about this book and it went something like this:

Me: "Mom, I read this book."
Mom: "Okay. Was it good?"
Me: "I. I. It. I."
Mom: "You haven't been this speechless since the season 3 finale of The OC."

Gannon King is a reality television star. Alongside his sister, he goes across America fixing up homes of those who deserve a fresh start. It's kind of like Extreme Home Makover without the crazy hair.

Paige St. James is a field producer for the show and is not attracted to Gannon. Or at least she tells herself she's not.

The two are constantly arguing and getting frustrated with the other. But underneath the yelling and the tantrums there is a tension like no other.

When the cameras capture the sparks that basically shoot out of them, they find rating gold and create a love story centered around the two. However, in typical reality show "realness" the network creates trouble that makes Paige question everything.

Gannon and Paige are hands down one of my favorite book couples of all time. I am Kanye taking away Tay Tay's mic when I say, "ALL TIME!"

You all have to read this book and then come on here and leave me comments so we can fan girl together. And when you reach a certain shower scene...dear God...please please let me know that I'm not alone in the swooning.

Buy Mr. Fixer Upper on Amazon: HERE
Check out my interview with Lucy Score: HERE

You can also check out my reviews of Lucy's other books below!
*Rock Bottom Girl Review
*The Worst Best Man Review

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score

After reading and loving Rock Bottom Girl by Lucy Score (check out my review here) I decided I needed to read more from her....

...then I checked out for 2 months.

Yep, the book slump hit me. I just didn't want to read. Every now and then I'd pick up something to get me by but I wasn't committed.

Then I went on vacation and downloaded The Worst Best Man. I then proceeded to not "vacation" with my family. I read at night, thought about reading during the day while doing "family activities". (I'm air quoting these in my head to really push the sarcasm.)

I stared off into space daydreaming about the story.

I smiled when thinking about the events happening in the book.

I sighed over my breakfast in fondness.

I called people Frankie and Aiden.

Okay, that's an exaggeration. I may have taken that too far.

As the wise Lizzo once said, I'm 100% that bitch.

The Worst Best Man follows Frankie and Aiden who could not be more different in many aspects. Frankie is independent, self sufficient, gorgeous, a complete bad ass basically. Aiden is hot af, a business genius, and a total boss. Frankie's bff is marrying Aiden's bro - is that how dude's call each other bffs? - and the two meet during pre wedding activities and instantly DON'T hit it off. After dealing with bridesmaids from hell, serious sexual tension and a kidnapping that turns Frankie and Aiden into a metaphorical Batman and Robin, the two decide that maybe they have a little something. Basically in bed. And it's not so little. ;) ;)

When they go back home Frankie and Aiden decide to start hanging out but neither are prepared for their feelings to grow.

I read this book so fast I've decided to rename my blog The Flash reads Lucy Score.

If you've read her before, or if you haven't, you HAVE  to check out The Worst Best Man. The characters, whether main or secondary, are fabulous. It's funny, sexy, adorable, and has action....of every kind. See what I did there?

Buy The Worst Best Man on Amazon by clicking HERE
Check out my interview with Lucy Score HERE