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Review: Back to You by Priscilla Glenn

Back to You by Priscilla Glenn

Blurb from Goodreads:


When Lauren Monroe first laid eyes on Michael Delaney back in high school, she had every reason to stay away from him; within minutes of their first encounter, his volatile actions confirmed his notorious reputation. But Lauren saw something in him that caused her to question his bad-boy persona, and against her better judgment, she took a chance. She had no way of knowing that the unlikely friendship they formed would become so important to her. Or that it would end so painfully. Eight years later, when Lauren begins her new job at Learn and Grow Day Care, Michael is the last person she expects to see. Refusing to revisit the hurt and confusion of their past, Lauren vows to keep her distance from him. But staying away from Michael proves to be more difficult than she thought, despite her lingering grief and her instincts for self-preservation. As Lauren and Michael recall the friendship that changed them forever and the events tha…

Top 10 Adult (and some NA) of 2012

1. The Opportunist (Love Me With Lies #1) by Tarryn Fisher
My favorite adult book of 2012. I thought about it for weeks after I read it! The ending seriously almost killed me. This is only the second book that I cried during reading. I just bought the "sequel," Dirty Red, and can't wait to read it (it will be agonizing, I know!).

2. Devoured (Devoured #1) by Emily Snow
To me, this is everything I hoped 50 Shades would be but with an actual plot and likable characters. Lucas is definitely my number one book boyfriend. I am absolutely on pins and needles for the next book. Full review here

3. Easy by Tammara Webber
There's a reason this book is on almost everyone's top 10 list this year - it is that good. This was probably the book that I could not put down more than any other book I read this year. I loved Jacqueline and Lucas together from their first encounter and all of the hard things that came after. A beautiful stand-alone that I am going to re-read…

Stacking the Shelves #5

This week, I stacked the shelves by:

Purchased:



Received for review:



Won:


Kindle version of All I Want by Rachael Renee Anderson, Kaylee Baldwin, and Jolene B. Perry from Jinky is Reading!!

Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols from Jennifer Echols!
$5 Amazon GC from Erica at Ink Spots and Roses!! With this, I bought:



Baby It's Cold Outside by Heidi Rice, Amy Andrews, Kate Hardy, and Aimee Carson from Heidi Rice as part of the Entangled Under the Mistletoe Hop

$25 Starbucks GC from author Victoria James as part of the Entangled Under the Mistletoe Hop!!

Kindle version of Ask Her at Christmas by Christi Barth from Melissa at Mimmi's Musings!!

TOP 10 YA/NA OF 2012

1. Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park
Without question, my favorite book 2012. I loved the story, the humor, the romance! Julie, Celeste and Matt all felt like they were my own friends. I'm already ready to read this one again. Full review here

2. Onyx and Opal by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Katy and Daemon. Daemon and Katy. My favorite YA series!

3. My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M. Cameron
My favorite pair of 2012 is definitely Hunter and Taylor. I loved their love-hate friendship before they got together. Their conversations and banter made this book hard to put down!

4. Slow Twitch by Liz Reinhardt
Brenna Blixen is my favorite. And so is Liz Reinhardt. This series was like coming home for me - perfect in every way and the concluding book, Slow Twitch was no exception.

5. The Believer's Daughter (Treadwell Academy #2) and The Viscount's Daughter (Treadwell Academy #3) by Caitlyn Duffy
The Treadwell Academy series by Caitlyn Duffy is the best YA series you aren't already…

Cover Reveal: PERFECTLY UNMATCHED by Liz Reinhardt

Today, I am pleased to help reveal the cover for Perfectly Unmatched by Liz Reinhardt! Liz is one of my favorite authors and the Brenna Blixen series is by far my favorite YA series out there! I am so excited about this book. Without further adieu:



Benelli Youngblood is dedicated to her family. Unlike her unpredictable, selfish siblings, Benelli plans to do what's expected of her: get married to a good, stable man who will help her father save his floundering business. And she's sure her current boyfriend is that man.

When she catches said boyfriend sleeping with his secretary, she hops the first plane to her family's summer house in Hungary armed with a list of eligible men from solid families to go on dates with so she can find the perfect marriage partner. It may sound old-fashioned, but it's what's always worked for her family, and it's how she'll mend her shattered heart.

What she doesn't plan on is falling for Cormac Halstrom. The witty, sex…

Stacking the Shelves #4

This week, I stacked the shelves by:

Purchased:





Received for review:





Won:


Choice of Books from Heather C. at The (Mis)Adventures of a Twenty-Something Year Old Girl!!


I picked:



Noah and Gio by Elizabeth Reyes from Elizabeth Reyes!!