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Falling For the Cowboy

 

 

Never trust a man who wears nothing more than a cowboy hat and ripped jeans who asks if you’d like to save a horse and ride a . . . well, you get the picture.

That should’ve been enough for me to walk away.

I’ve been warned on several occasions about southern men—with their sexy accents, charming manners, and the ability to easily get any woman in bed—which is something I’ll be avoiding.

Being a professional photographer has many perks—traveling around the world, calling all the shots, and working with subject matter that isn’t bad to look at—but Colton Langston with his washboard abs and baby blue eyes, could care less about my current project. He’s trouble, I know it, and he’s determined to make me work for every single photo. When I’m forced into riding lessons, I get way more than I ever bargained for, and by the time my trip is over, I’m in too deep.

Being with him was thrilling, but falling for him was unpredictable.
And ignoring him will be impossible.

 

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REVIEW: 3/5 Stars

          So I read Taming Him which is the first book in The Bishop Brothers series by these authors, and I loved it and picking up this book in the stand-alone series by the same authors, I thought I would absolutely love it. And yeah I was kind of disappointed. I liked the characters, and I enjoyed their romance and the direction it went and everything. But I just think the writing wasn’t the best it could have been honestly. The writing was cheesy at times, it didn’t feel mature in other points. I just didn’t like the writing for this novel, and while I devoured the book, I mainly devoured it for the characters and honestly wanting to know what happens to them in the end seeing their romance play out. I think again the writing was just off for me and I didn’t really feel like it sold it for me. But overall the storyline was interesting and I wanted to see more of the characters, but mainly they kept me coming back to see things through. I did like how the conflict wasn’t really full of drama, just them trying to do what they thought was best for themselves and each other.

            I liked that the climax in this book wasn’t something full of drama and more about them following what they love. I mean overall the book was okay, but honestly not something I’ll ever read over. I do think the Bishop Brothers series is much better than this series honestly, but I do enjoy the characters in this one! I liked that Presley was a bookstagramer because it made me relate to her a lot! I liked that she was involved in the book community. That was a funny aspect of this novel, but I liked that she was able to get Colton involved in her work! That was super sweet and cute! But overall I just think this novel wasn’t as great as I had hoped it would be, and I think I might just finish the Bishop Brothers series instead, because honestly that was way more interesting. I might see the other books in this stand-alone series and see if I feel that way about them all, or if it was just this one.
I just think that overall this book had great characters, had a great romance, and such a really good storyline; but in the end the writing just wasn’t there for me sadly.

 

 

 

 

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Only a Breath Apart Blog Tour Stop

 

Would you dare to defy destiny? Are our destinies written in stone? Do we become nothing more than the self-fulfilling prophesies of other people’s opinions? Or can we dare to become who we believe we were born to be?

“A gorgeous, heartfelt journey of redemption and love” (Wendy Higgins), ONLY A BREATH APART is a young adult contemporary novel from critically acclaimed Katie McGarry. “Haunting, authentic, and ultimately hopeful” (Tammara Webber), order your copy of ONLY A BREATH APART now!

 

About ONLY A BREATH APART:

They say your destiny is carved in stone. But some destinies are meant to be broken.

The only curse Jesse Lachlin believes in is his grandmother’s will: in order to inherit his family farm he must win the approval of his childhood best friend, the girl he froze out his freshman year.

A fortuneteller tells Scarlett she’s psychic, but what is real is Scarlett’s father’s controlling attitude and the dark secrets at home. She may be able to escape, but only if she can rely on the one boy who broke her heart.

Each midnight meeting pushes Jesse and Scarlett to confront their secrets and their feelings, but as love blooms, the curse rears its ugly head…

 

REVIEW:

So I basically read this in one sitting. I mean I started it the day before, and then I just sat and read it all day the next day. I didn’t wanna put it down, and I would just read it everywhere I went. I just couldn’t find it in me to stop reading. I haven’t read a Katie McGarry book since her last blog tour for Say You’ll Remember Me, and wow reading her work just threw me back in! She writes such interesting characters that are always full of  secrets, and they just blow you away and you fall in love with them. I loved Scarlett and I felt so bad for her and my heart broke when bad things would happen to her! And I loved the chemistry between her and Jesse.

This book just gave me so many feelings!

Like my heart was breaking for Scarlett and Jesse, and I just wanted everything to be okay for them! I got so sucked into the plot and their romance, I didn’t want it to end.

But I love the ending moments, like where Scarlett and Jesse ended up and how they decided to help themselves for the future. I appreciated that. Scarlett had her dreams, and Jesse had his, and they both were working towards making that happen, and were so  supportive of each other.

I also liked their relationships with other people, and how they worked on their relationships better. Scarlett had issues not only included in her family, and she really worked to sort of fix them towards the end. And I adored her and her sister together. I wish we saw more of them in good situations.

And I think besides Jesse and Scarlett, Glory was a favorite character of mine. She was funny, and I think a positive influence on their lives in a way. She helped them and did what she could for them, and in a way sheltered them when she needed to.

I honestly need to finish up reading her books, because I always fall in love with her words and everything! I highly suggest you check her work out! She creates amazing stories! I think besides Nowhere But Here this is my favorite one!

 

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Gritty and real, Only a Breath Apart is a story of hope conjured from pain, strength drawn from innocence, and love earned from self-respect. Beautiful, poignant, and fierce.”
―Kristen Simmons, critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series


 

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Someone Like You Teaser Reveal

Alexandra Silva’s Someone Like You is coming out in two days! Check it out and pre-order your copy today!!

Title: Someone Like You

Author: Alexandra Silva

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: January 31st

About Someone Like You:

Dorian Anson is my friend. She’s the only person who’s ever questioned my smiles. My jokes. The one liners that have our friends shaking their heads at me.
I’ve lived my life on those smiles. They never failed me, until her.

I wasn’t counting on her when I designed my front. I never imagined the possibility of someone like her coming into my life.

The wild hair, the kind smile and those eyes that see everything.

She was the girl with the beautiful soul, pretty face and whole heart. But hearts aren’t made to stay whole.

I watched hers break. I watched her tears fall. I watched as her world tilted on its axis and shattered at her feet.

This girl.

She sees me, all parts of me—the truths I try to hide, the secrets I bury. What’s mine and what’s not.

She sees it all, and I can only hope the truth isn’t too much. That she won’t walk away.

That she won’t leave me…alone.

We both have a past. We have ghosts. We have fears.

I’m hoping that somehow in the end, we’ll have each other too.

I’ve never needed anyone before her, and I know I’ll never want anyone else after her.

There is no one like her.

My pretty girl.

Dorian.

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Alexandra Silva is a lover of words and romance. She blames the classics and a nutty English teacher for her obsession with books and fiction. Come rain or shine with either coffee or wine in hand you can find her with her nose stuck in a book and her head in the clouds. She lives in London outnumbered by her very loud boys, with her very own hero and their two wild cats–Jack and Jill.

 

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Weekly Reads TBR & Wrap Up

Hey everyone! I’m here with my Weekly TBR and Wrap Up from last week, and for today since I’m posting this a little late today (whoops). I’m kind of keeping things a bit small this week since I’m trying my best to sort of get ahead in my work for classes since I’m leaving for Disney World in two weeks! So for the next few weeks my TBR isn’t going to be massive and I’ll be kind of playing it by ear and such.

So here’s the books that I read last week:

So I think out of these five from last year, my favorites are Once and For All, and From Twinkle with Love! You definitely need to check those out! They’re so good!!

And then I DNF’ed Emergency Contact by Mary H K Choi because I honestly couldn’t be bothered to read it anymore. I didn’t like the character Sam at all. He was so annoying and I hated reading from his POV. Penny was prolly the only reason I kept reading up to where I did. But I couldn’t do it anymore. I’m upset…really upset. But it is what it is.

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But I am currently reading two books:

And then I want to read a few other books so here are my options. I don’t think I’ll be able to read them all but hopefully I read most of them!

So yeah those are my plans for this week! I have classwork, and regular work to do so I’ll be kind of busy but hopefully I’ll have a chance to get everything done!

 

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Down We’ll Come, Baby

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Book Blurb:

Imogen

There is no way we can still love and cherish one and other.

When I married Theo Walsh, the rough, bearded townie who worked construction on my family’s summer house, I’d found my happily ever after.

That was before the fighting.
Before the jealousy.
Before the infertility.

We’ll be divorced long before death does us part.

But to secure my place in the family dynasty, there is just one more hoop I have to jump through. And I need him to do it.

Faking the marriage we once thrived in will gut me.
Especially with the secret I’m carrying.

Theo

I would have sacrificed for her until the end of time.

My job.
My home.
My happiness.

I’d given it all up to marry her. That’s how much I loved Imogen Weston, the daughter to one of the world’s richest families.

From the day we met, I’d done nothing but try to live up to the man she expected to be with. And now, I was done.

Sure, I’d complete this one final ask of hers, even if it destroyed me.

But I’ve made her promise the one thing that might save me. She swore that after she got everything she ever wanted, she wouldn’t look back.

I made my wife vow to leave me forever.

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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

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Blood and Chaos Blog Tour

Today we are celebrating the release of BLOOD AND CHAOS by S.M. Soto. It is the second book in the Chaos romantic suspense series. It is available now for only 99 cents (for a limited time). Check out the buy links and blurb for the book below.

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EXCERPT 2:

The whole ride through the jungle was tense. Fin laid his palm on my thigh and my entire body locked up. It took all my strength not to jerk my thigh out from his grasp. I couldnt piss him off so soon. I had to pick my battles, and this was not one of them.

Green whips past the open windows of the Jeep Safari in a blur of green. The thick bundles of trees clear into a wide space of sand and the distant sound of waves crashing against each other. A gleaming white jet stands proud and tall on a makeshift runway. The jet is smaller than your regular aircraft, or private aircraft, but the sight of it is still enough to have a ball of dread tightening in my belly. After the death of my parents, Ive never been on a plane. I never even intended to.

My breathing escalates and my heart pounds a vicious rhythm. My gaze drifts toward Fin and I startle when I find his glare already glued to me. Hes been watching me, assessing my reaction to the jet.

Hes the reason my parents are gonedead. Hes the cause and root of everything horrible thats ever happened to me in my life, and he expects me to get in this plane? After he killed my parents, by having them cruelly murdered in a plane crash?

A surge of anger pumps through my body, prompting my arms and legs to tremble violently. Finlay pulls out a syringe filled with a clear liquid and my eyes widen. I shoot my gaze to his and narrow my eyes.

I dont need to use this again, Sophia, do I? I dont want to treat you like my prisoner, but I will. I swallow thickly and give an adamant shake of my head. I wont let him prick me with that syringe any time soon. With a self-satisfied smile, Fin takes my hand and half drags me toward the jet, not even being mindful of my wounds.

Im ushered onto the aircraft and the minute my seatbelt is on, Fin begins barking orders into his phone. The expression on his face is tinged with unbridled anger. I strain my ears, trying to hear what is being said on the other side of the line, but its useless. Im listening to a one-sided conversation that makes zero sense and getting nowhere fast. The only comments that have me sitting taller in my seat are something about a warehouse and the mention of Chicago. Simply hearing the name of the city causes my heart to twinge. Creed comes to mind and its all I can do not to break down and cry. I shift my gaze out of the small window of the jet, preparing for a long flight.

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We thought the games were over…but they’ve only just begun.

She was the puppet.
He pulled the strings.
Now the death toll is rising, what could this mean?
It was all a game.
Of feelings.
Of pain.
Death is just an illusion, or so they say.
She was just a pawn on a piece of his demented board. But there’s only one question left to settle the score…Can dead people really stay dead?

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S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).

 

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Currently Reading

Hey everyone!

I’m actually very surprised I’ve read so much this week because I started school and I have four classes total so I didn’t think I would have much time. But honestly I did good so far! And yes I’m bad at posting I’m sorry!

That is a resolution I’m failing at so far…oops! I promise though I will try harder I swear!! I swear!!!

So as usual here is what I have read already:

The Burning Sky: 3-stars

Beautiful Secret: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

From Twinkle with Love: 5-star-rating-clipart-1

And here is what I am currently reading:

Im over 100 pages into Once and For All by Sarah Dessen, and I just started Only A Breath Apart on my kindle yesterday.

And here is what I plan on reading this weekend:

I know im not going to finish all of them but I want to get one done and read two of them most of the way through but yeah. We shall see what happens honestly. I’m trying to get ahead in homework so I know that I’m going to be focused on that more than reading.

But yeah. What are your reading plans?