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Review: The One Plus One

Title: The One Plus One
Author
: Jojo Moyes
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: February 27th 2014
Pages: 368
Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
Purchase: The Book Depository

Suppose your life sucks. A lot. Your husband has done a vanishing act, your teenage stepson is being bullied and your math whiz daughter has a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you can’t afford to pay for. That’s Jess’s life in a nutshell—until an unexpected knight-in-shining-armor offers to rescue them. Only Jess’s knight turns out to be Geeky Ed, the obnoxious tech millionaire whose vacation home she happens to clean. But Ed has big problems of his own, and driving the dysfunctional family to the Math Olympiad feels like his first unselfish act in ages… maybe ever.

When I picked up The One Plus One I expected a quick and funny read. What I did not expect was that I would love the book so much. So far, it’s one of my favorite reads this year! Continue reading

Recommendations

Recommendations: Romance

As I’m sure you’re all aware, tomorrow is Valentine’s Day. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not,  it does give you the perfect excuse to read a chick lit or browse the romance section in your local bookstore or library. Here are some recommendations to get you started!Continue reading

Review

Review: Jesse’s Girl

16045315Title: Jesse’s Girl (Hundred Oaks)
Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Release Date: July 7th 2015
Pages: 304
Genre(s): Young AdultContemporary, Romance
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ Everyone at Hundred Oaks High knows that career mentoring day is a joke. So when Maya Henry said she wanted to be a rock star, she never imagined she’d get to shadow *the* Jesse Scott. He’s as gorgeous as his music, but seeing all that he’s accomplished is just a reminder of everything Maya’s lost: her trust, her boyfriend, their band, and any chance to play the music she craves. Not to mention that Jesse’s pushy and opinionated. He made it on his own, and he thinks Maya’s playing back up to other people’s dreams. Does she have what it takes to follow her heart—and go solo?❞

Netgalley provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. I’m not so secretly in love with country music, which is why I just HAD to read Jesse’s Girl. Ir’s about music and features a bold girl and a male country star. What’s not to love?Continue reading

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Review: The Longest Ride

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Title: The Longest Ride
AuthorNicholas Sparks
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: September 17th 2013
Pages: 398
Genre(s): Romance
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ After being trapped in an isolated car crash, the life of elderly widower Ira Levinson becomes entwined with that of young college student. Ira Levinson, ninety-one years old and already in poor health, is just holding on; remaining alert only because his wife Ruth, who has died, appears as an image to help him remember their life together: how they met, the paintings they collected and the dark days of WW2.Just a few miles away, Sophia, a Wake Forest college student’s life is about to change forever as she meets an unexpected love, Luke. Luke is a cowboy and risk-taking bull-rider, unlike anyone she has ever known. Together they experience the joys of love as well as the difficulties that come with Luke’s dangerous career.❞

The Longest Ride turned out to be a very dull read. I felt no connection whatsoever with the characters and if it wasn’t for the ending, I might have even given it one star.Continue reading

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Review: Cupcakes and Crushes

24580984Title: Cupcakes and Crushes (Turtle Pine #1)
AuthorKeri Ford
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Release Date: April 14th 2015
Pages191
Genre(s)Contemporary, Romance
Source: Netgalley
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ Years ago, a broken heart sent Annie Cookie running from home, and she’s never looked back—until now. Her grandpa’s broken wrist means the family bakery is at risk of losing two big orders.Reluctantly, Annie returns to Turtle Pine to help out, only to discover it’s not just seven hundred cupcakes she has to bake, but also a wedding cake for the half-sister who stole her high-school sweetheart. Annie left town to get away from her sister. No way is she getting mixed up with her again. Once the cupcakes are done, she’s outta there.Back in high school, Cade Revlin hid his crush on his brother’s girl, but when his brother dumped Annie for another Cookie sister, Annie slipped through his fingers and out of town. Now that she’s back, he’s determined to give her a reason to stay. He’s got one week to change her mind. Or she’ll be gone in a cloud of powdered sugar. ❞

Netgalley provided me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review. This was a really sweet read, with the occasional drama mixed in. Continue reading