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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #2

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.
Last Week I Read:








This week was amazing!  I loved everything I read!  So exciting.  Expect reviews coming soon for Wait For You and Flat-Out Matt.  You all now how much I love Flat-Out Love by Jessica Park so I was anxious and excited to read the novella Flat-Out Matt with a few chapters from Matt's POV.  It was perfect and I did not want it to end!  I also reviewed Book One of the Georgetown Academy.  It was so good that I immediately bought and read Book Two and will definitely read Book Three this week!
This Week I Plan to Read:







 Link up below!  What are you reading? 
 What great books did you read last week?

Feature and Follow Friday #3

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Q:  Tell us about the most emotional scene you've ever read in a book - and how did you react?

From Goodreads:Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.The first book/scene that comes to mind i…

Review: Georgetown Academy: Book One by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz

Georgetown Academy: Book One by Jessica Koosed Etting and Alyssa Embree Schwartz
Blurb from Goodreads:
It’s the beginning of a new political administration. That might not mean much at most high schools, but at Georgetown Academy, Washington D.C.’s most elite prep school, January 20th means new alliances, new flings, and new places to party.

While freshmen—nicknamed “interns” for their willingness to jump into bed with anyone higher on the D.C. totem pole—navigate the not-so-friendly halls of GA searching for Algebra and Bio classes, the school’s lifers have other things on their minds.

For self-proclaimed D.C. royalty Brinley Madison (of those Madisons), the first day of school is all about establishing the social hierarchy and playing the part of perfect political wife to her boyfriend, the outgoing Vice President’s son. Too bad he has a wandering eye that puts Bill Clinton’s to shame. Can she keep him, and her own secret vice, in check?

Ellie Walker, Brinley’s best friend, floats throug…

Swoon Thursday: Every Which Way (Sloan Brothers #1) by Calia Read

Swoon Thursday is a meme hosted by YABound.  
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.


Today, I am spotlighting Every Which Way (Sloan Brothers #1) by Calia Read, which I read last week!  This book was a bit infuriating because of the suspense/will they-won't they/who will she choose aspect!  However, there were definitely a few swoon-worthy moments, and my favorite is highlighted below (although I am not telling you who this moment was with to avoid spoilers): When he left her room tonight, she wanted his preference to be only her. His hands would only want her skin. He'd only fit perfectly with Severine.I liked Severine but she was definitely unpredictable!  The next book in the series definitely sounds intriguing.  Who are you swooning over this week? Link up your Swoon below!

Waiting on Wednesday: Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love #1.5) by Jessica Park

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.
Today, I am waiting on Flat-Out Matt (Flat-Out Love #1.5) by Jessica Park!  Flat-Out Love was my favorite YA of last year so you can imagine how excited I got when I saw this on goodreads!!



From Goodreads:


From the author: "...it's NOT a sequel [to FLAT-OUT LOVE], and it's NOT a full book with a full story arc. It's about ten chapters (still figuring that out) from Matt's POV. Two prequel chapters, then retelling of some fan-favorite scenes, and then a bonus "jump" chapter with Matt and Julie. Not sure if that last chapter will be from his POV or Julie's, but it'll be steamy and fun. I'm calling this a "companion piece" for fans who know FOL really well."

I love love love Matt and I am so excited to read some of my favorite scenes from Flat-Out Love in his POV.  Matt is such an amaz…

Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fab ladies at The Broke and the Bookish!
 Top Ten Books I Recommend The Most


1. The Opportunistwas my favorite book of last year and Dirty Red has been my favorite this year! 
2. The Brenna Blixen series by Liz Reinhardt is perfect -- my favorite contemporary, YA series by far! 
3. The Secret History is my favorite book of all time.


4.  I probably recommend The Lux seriesby JLA more than any other books. It's just that good!
5.   Flat-Out Love was my favorite YA book of last yearand a book I truly think everyone should read.
6.   Dying to Pleaseis my favorite book from one of my favorite authors, Linda Howard. I credit this book with getting me back into reading post-college in a major way! I subsequently read every Linda Howard novel out there and have ever since I read this one!



7.   For my friends that don't think they like science fiction - The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
8.  For my friends that like vampires - Chicagoland Vampire series b…

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #1

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a meme sponsored by Sheila at Book Journey where we gather to share what we have read this past week and what we plan to read this week.
Last Week I Read:


You can read my review of A Moment by Marie Hall here.  I am sorry to say that the other books I read last week were all fairly disappointing -- none of them were my favorites or will probably merit reviews.  Every Which Way had potential and I will probably read the sequel because it ended on such a weird note but there was just something off about the book.  Still going to keep reading The Moreno Brothers series by Elizabeth Reyes because I love her 5th Street series and I've purchased all the books.  
This Week I Plan to Read:

 Link up below!  What are you reading? 
 What great books did you read last week?

Review: Moment (Moment #1) by Marie Hall

A Moment (Moment #1) by Marie HallObtained for Review via author
Blurb from Goodreads:
Ryan Cosgrove and Liliana Delgado are on a collision course with destiny. They don’t know it yet, but before the night is over their lives will be forever changed.Spending Valentine’s Day at a burlesque bar, hadn't been Liliana’s ideal way of spending a Friday night. She’d much rather be back on campus doing homework… until she meets Ryan. Tall, athletic, and gorgeous, Lili can’t keep her eyes off him, and despite his gruff manners and drunken disposition she’s intrigued.Ryan’s got demons, and they’re deep, dark, and eating him alive. Regardless of his attraction to the petite brunette he’s tired of fighting, of pretending the last fifteen years haven’t been a daily struggle just to get out of bed every morning. That night he decides to end his pain, to leave it all behind and float away into the blessed darkness of oblivion. But fate has other plans for him, Lily finds and rescues Ryan, determine…

Feature and Follow Friday #2

The Feature & Follow is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee of Parajunkee’s View and Alison of Alison Can Read. Each host will have their own Feature Blog and this way it’ll allow us to show off more new blogs!
Q: What is your guilty pleasure as far as reading? Is it a genre, or is it a certain type of book?
My guilty please is definitely contemporary romance -- YA, NA and adult.  I read far more contemporary than anything else.  In terms of a certain type of book, I would say that my ultimate guilty pleasures are suspenseful romances like those by Linda Howard.  However, I definitely have a very guilty fondness for books set in college or boarding school (The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Just One Day by Gayle Forman, The Ivy series, My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea Cameron, etc. etc.), no matter the genre.
I am just starting out so I would love love love followers via GFC or email.  Thanks for stopping by!  Link up your FF below!

Swoon Thursday: Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

Swoon Thursday is a meme hosted by YABound.  
From the book you’re currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Today, I am spotlighting Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, which I just finally read!  I think this quote sums up my swoon but, to be honest, there are many swoon-worthy moments in this book!  Étienne St. Clair is definitely swoon worthy!
We are kissing like crazy. Like our lives depend on it. His tongue slips inside my mouth, gentle but demanding, and it’s nothing like I’ve ever experienced, and I suddenly understand why people describe kissing as melting because every square inch of my body dissolves into his.
This is definitely another one of those books that I held off on reading because it was so hyped but I love love loved it!  Link up your Swoon below!

Waiting on Wednesday: Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that you are eagerly anticipating.
Today, I am waiting on Fall of Night (The Morganville Vampires #14) by Rachel Caine.  This book will be the latest in the Morganville Vampires series and given the cliffhanger that the last book, Bitter Blood, ended on . . . I cannot wait to find out what happens!



From Goodreads:

Thanks to its unique combination of human and vampire residents, Morganville, Texas, is a small college town with big-time problems. When student Claire Danvers gets the chance to experience life on the outside, she takes it. But Morganville isn’t the only town with vampire trouble...
Claire never thought she’d leave Morganville, but when she gets accepted into the graduate program at MIT, she can’t pass up the opportunity. Saying good-bye to her friends is bittersweet, especially since things are still raw and unsettled between Claire and her boyfriend, Shane. He…

Review: The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten, #1) by Tracy March

The Practice Proposal (Suddenly Smitten, #1) by Tracy March
Obtained for Review via NetGalley
Blurb from Goodreads:

Liza Sutherland isn’t looking for love. Not from a charity-auction date she didn’t even bid on and especially not with Nationals first baseman Cole Collins, the guy she obsessed over as an awkward teenager. She won’t get involved with a notorious player, no matter how attractive Cole is.

Cole Collins is up for contract renegotiation, but after too many late-night parties, he’ll need some positive publicity before he can make the roster. His agent, Frank, pitches Liza as the perfect prop…only Cole didn’t account for Liza no longer being just a teenager with a crush. She’s gorgeous and smart and he’s instantly hooked.

When Frank makes Liza a deal she can’t refuse—a bet she will fall in love with Cole or a cool half mil goes to charity—the game is on. But neither bet on the real feelings that surface. Could a fake fling turn into an official forever


My Review:


Liza has is still mo…

Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the fab ladies at The Broke and the Bookish!
Top Ten Books I HAD To Buy...
But Are Still Sitting On My Shelf Unread


As you can see, most of these books are the first in series -- and mostly dystopian or fantasy YA. It is so hard for me to start para, dystopian or fantasy series. I definitely gravitate toward contemporary. And yet, when I find a great series that is dystopian, fantasy or para, I get hooked. So I bought all of these, mostly as kindle deals, and have yet to read them! I haven't read The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden yet because I was so disappointed in Sorensen's other book The Secret of Ella and Micha.