Vacations Pictures

Recently I went on vacation to Canada and it was really fun! So I thought I would share some of the pictures I took.


 

I hope you enjoyed some of these! Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

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Whatever Life Throws at You – Book Review

Title: Whatever Life Throws at You

Author: Julie Cross

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Pages: 373

Publication Date: October 7, 2014

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: Annie Lucas’s life is about to be turned upside down when her dad gets a job coaching the pitchers for the Kansas City Royals. They move to Missouri which Annie finds especially cold. Annie also starts to attend an all girls school, which means no boys. Annie has her own dreams which involve placing first at every track meet, and also one starring the hot new pitcher for the Royals.

Jason Brody is completely off-limits. Her dad would kill them both several times. Not to mention the fact the Brody has some what of a notorious past. He dates super models, not smart mouth high school girls. The last thing either should be doing is taking it to the next level.

But you know what they say about baseball, it isn’t just a game, its life, and it can break your heart.

Thoughts: I fell in love with this book from page 3 and I couldn’t put it down. I read it in a day and I wished there was more. Both of the characters are very real and relatable. The humor the two share, had me cracking up. I also experienced more than one emotion. I am sure I experienced all of them. Julie Cross did an amazing job at taking a fictional relationship and making it seem real. You wanted to be Annie, while she was with Brody. Her mom, just made me so angry, I couldn’t take it! Overall this was such a wonderful read and I plan on rereading it!

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

Dreaming at Seaside – Book Review 

Title: Dreaming at Seaside 

Author: Addison Cole 

Publisher: Word Literarry Press 

Publication Date: 6/14/17

Series: Sweet with Heat – Book 2 

Rating: 5 stars 

Synopsis: Bella Abbascia recently quit her job, put her house up for sale, and has sworn off guys and relationships. Bella is also the prankster of her friend group, but when a good-time prank takes a bad turn, and a handsome police officer shows up.

Caden Grant recently moved from Boston after realizing it’s too hard to stay there since his partner was shot and killed. So, Caden and Evan, his fourteen year old son, move to Wellfleet to find safety in the small town.

Then he meets Bella when’s he’s out patrolling for the neighborhood thief. When he talks to her, he realizes what he’s been missing. 

After fourteen years of being a single parent can Caden let go and have a dating life?

Caden’s life is going great until, Evan gets mixed up with the wrong kids. Is Caden’s loyalty put to the test and will he give up everything even Bella, to protect his son. 

Thoughts: A heart wrenching story. You instantly fall in love with Caden, and his love and adoration for his son. Bella is just as lovable and inspirational, with her turning her life around and doing something she’s passionate about. This novel is a great representation of a great romance novel! It’s also everything I want in a summer romance. Addison Cole just keeps writing such amazing romance novels. 

Thanks for stopping by, Emily. 

Hearts at Seaside – Book Review 

Title: Hearts at Seaside 

Author: Addison Cole 

Publisher: Word Literary Press 

Pages: 280

Publication Date: 7/19/17

Series: Sweet with Heat – Books 3 

Rating: 5 stars 

***Thanks to the publisher for sending me and advanced copy.***

Synopsis: Jenna Ward is sassy and spontaneous around everyone except Pete Lacroux. He has been her biggest crush and obsession for over 6 years. He is quiet and super hot. Jenna loses all of her confidence when he’s around. 

Pete Lacroux is the oldest of his 5 siblings along with an alcoholic father. Pete spends his time cleaning pools and fixing up boats. He doesn’t have time for and or want a relationship with everything going on in his life, but he always enjoys seeing Jenna Ward, sexy yet shy, she has become a fascination to Pete. He is confused, intrigued, and entertained by Jenna. 

Jenna is done wasting her summers thinking about Pete, so she goes a picks up a sexy construction worker. This gets Pete’s attention and causes his feeling to surface he didn’t know he had for Jenna. 

Can they learn to break away from their family problems and focus on themselves and living their lives? 

Thoughts: With both of these characters you get a sweet and funny side right along with a confused and angry side. Jenna and Pete both struggle with their parents, along with internal struggles as well. It was such a great read that left me wanting more! I felt like the time I was reading, I lost time in the real world. I didn’t want to put it down. I really loved reading about both Pete and Jenna from both perspectives. I can’t wait to see what other journeys Addison Cole is going to take me on next! 

Thanks for reading and stopping by, Emily.

Favorite New Authors!

I have read from new authors and authors I already know I love this year. So I thought I’d share some of my top new favorite authors!

Sabba Tahir 

Sabaa wrote An Ember in the Ashes and A Torch Against The Night. I really love both and can’t wait for the third. I also have a review of the books on my blog if you want to check it out!

Becky Albertalli 

Becky wrote the hilarious novel, Simon vs. The Homo Sapiens Agenda. It was really relatable about what it’s like to be in high school. It was supper entertaining intertwine I can’t want to read more from her.

Mila Gray 

Mila wrote Stay With Me and Come Back to Me. Both are military romances. They also contain ptsd. It was a cute but serious read. While I was reading it I found I didn’t want to put either of them down. Mila can keep you captured with her swoon worthy romances.

Michelle Levy 

Michelle wrote Not After Everything and I was almost in tears. She’s a beautifully written story that makes you have and experience the feels.

Addison Cole 

Addison wrote the wonderful Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers series. I recently wrote I review for this novel and to sum up what it thought I loved it!

Thanks for stopping by, Emily. I would love to know your new or old favorite authors, let me know in the comments! 

Book Recommendations – Summer!

I have certain genres I like to read during certain times and seasons of the year. I read fantasy in the colder months but it really depends on what I’m in the mood for. So, I decided to share some of my favorites. I mostly read contemporary romance, mental illness, and fantasy.

Maybe Someday – Colleen Hoover

Sydney is a dedicated student, with a great boyfriend, and great music from an apartment opposite of hers.  Then she finds out her boyfriend is cheating on her with her roommate. Her perfect bubble bursts and the musician, Ridge, offers for her live with him and maybe make music with him, even though he’s depth. Can Sydney move on or will this have to happen maybe someday?

The Unexpected Everything – Morgan Matson

Andie had it all planned out, got to her internship and hang out h her friends for three weeks. But then her politician father gets into some trouble and it messes up her internship and she cant go now. She has to become a dog walker to make some money and then she meets Clark. He teaches her how to have a good time and not to be so stressed. She learns that she doesn’t need to plan everything out and maybe just let the unexpected take her for a ride.

Catching Jordan – Miranda Keneally

Jordan Woods is the captain of the guys football team at Hundred Oaks High School. She ususally spends her time haning out with her best friends. But when Ty Green moves to town can she keep her head in the game or will this one guy mess it all up for her.

Summer Days and Summer Nights – Edited by Stephanie Perkins

There are twelve short stories that make you wan to hang in the sun all day long.

The Selection – Keira Cass

Think the batcher meets princess training.

Read, Write, Love at Seaside – Book Review

Title: Read, Write, Love at Seaside

Author: Addison Cole

Publisher: Word Literary Press

Pages: 300

Publication Date: 6/14/17

Series: Sweet with Heat: Seaside Summers Book 1

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis: Kurt Remington is a charming, thriller novelist. He is exceedingly neat and a planner. He has a plan for everything, and never strays from it. Leanna Bray has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She is a free spirited, care free person. She has great friends, great hobby, and a great dog, Pepper. Pepper never listens to Leanna, which causes them both to almost drown in a rain storm. Luckily Kurt comes to their rescue and helps save Pepper and offers them towels and warm clothes. Even though it took precious time away from writing his novel. He now can’t not think about Leanna and how hot and cute she is. It’s true what they say about opposites attracting.

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Thoughts: This is such a quick read. It’s a real page flipper and once you start you won’t want to stop. You will feel so sweet from reading and find yourself cracking up. Both of the characters are relatable and are enjoyable to learn more about. You can escape into their lives at Cape Cod. This is one of those reads you wan to reread it to see if you missed anything. Addison Cole is now a new favorite author. She took two opposites and showed that you don’t have to be the same to fall in love.

 

 Thanks for reading, Emily.

 

Tied Up In You -Book Review

Title: Tied Up In You

Author: Erin Fletcher

Publisher: Entangled Crush

Pages: 209 (Ebook) 220 (Paperback)

Publication Date: July 10, 2017 (Ebook) July 22, 1017 (Paperback)

Rating: 5 stars

* * Thanks to the publisher for sending me an advanced copy**

Synopsis: Luke Jackson is known for his great hockey skills and is notorious for getting women, but the person he wants is his best friend Malina Hall. He came back from a few weeks of traveling with the hockey team. He goes and sees Malina as soon as he gets back, as they are hanging out, he accidentally kisses her. Luke feels terrible about it, but can’t stop thinking about it. After the kiss things get awkward, they find themselves in times of silence, before they could talk about anything and talk about it forever without feeling weird or uncomfortable. Now, Luke has even bigger problems, Malina wants to go out with one of his teammates… So, Luke sets her up and makes it a double date with someone he picks off from his phone. During their date, Malina and Luke argue the entire time and tell embarrassing stories about each other, just to make the other made. Luke then after their “double date” apologizes and confesses himself to Malina.

To find out what happens to the happy pair, purchase the book July 10!

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Thoughts: I really loved reading this. It was such a quick read that’s great for summer! This is definitely a “one more chapter” read. The connection and struggles that both characters face, make it life like. I relly enjoyed how diverse it was with Malina being Hawaiian. Erin’s writing style makes you want to continue reading and for it to never stop. Overall this was a great summer read and you should pick it up.

 

Tied Up In You by [Fletcher, Erin]

Thanks for stopping by, Emily.

June Wrap Up and July TBR

Can you believe we are over half way through 2017! I had a pretty good reading month. I didn’t enjoy all of the books I read, but I did read a few great 5 star reads!

Wrap Up

This One Moment – Mila Gray – 5 stars – 356 pages

Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls – 1 star – 320 pages

Under the Lights – Abbi Glines – 3 stars – 336 pages

I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios – 3 stars – 338 pages

Auggie and Me: Three Wonder Stories – R. J. Palacio – 3 stars – 303 pages

The One Memory of Flora Banks – Emily Barr – 5 stars – 303 pages

The Rose and The Dagger – Renee Adieh – 2 stars – 448 pages

Scarlet – Marissa Meyer – 5 stars – 452 pages

The Perfect Imperfectly Match – Kendra C. Highley – 5 stars – 218 pages

Cress – Marissa Meyer – 4 stars – 552 pages

Fairest – Marissa Meyer – 3 stars – 222 pages

The total number of pages I read is 3,848! Overall it was a Pretty great month. I found some new favorites!

July TBR

I am going on vacation this month and I plan on reading some contemporary romances. I have really been wanting a good romance. I got one good romance in June, but in July I want more than that. Summer is the prime time for contemporary romances or any romances for that matter!