Month: March 2016

Throwback Thursday (7)

Posted March 31, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment


I’ve been slacking when it comes to this feature but I’m going to work harder to be better about it. To start things off again, check out my baby Esmeralda.


I can’t believe that little girl in the picture is now 17 years old. Where has the time gone?

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Week in Books (16)

Posted March 29, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments


Brenna was out of town with my sister this weekend so I had a nice weekend to do whatever the heck I wanted and I did laundry, cleaned my room and read books. Fun times!

Currently Reading

Calling It by Jen Doyle.

“Sexy and sweet and packing some serious heat. CALLING IT is a debut home run.” ~ Marina Adair #1 national bestselling author of Summer in Napa

Baseball player Nathan Hawkins needs to get away from Chicago. After a near career-ending car accident and with paparazzi surrounding his penthouse, Nate can only think of one place to go: home. But when he finds his old apartment occupied by a half-naked woman wielding a baseball bat, he’s not sure what to think…except that maybe his luck has finally changed for the better.

Librarian Dorie Donelli never thought she’d get to meet her fantasy man in person–much less while she’s wearing her bathrobe. To her surprise, her nearly naked run-in with Nate leads to more unclothed encounters. But Dorie is sure their fling is only temporary. As long as she remembers he’ll be gone once his life gets back on track, she won’t get hurt. In the meantime, she throws herself into enjoying their three weeks together before he has to report for spring training and go back to his old life.

For Nate, being with Dorie is the only time in months that he finds himself smiling. Laughing. And he has no intention of letting that go. He might even befalling in love…if only Dorie will let him say the words. What they have isn’t just a dream, but the start of a dream come true.

I just finished The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata last night so I haven’t started this one yet but on my lunch hour? I will be meeting Nathan Hawkins and I’m low key excited.


Eight Ways to Ecstasy The Earl Takes All The Wall of Winnipeg and Me

Eight Ways to Ecstasy (Art of Passion #2) by Jeanette Grey | 4 out of 5
The Earl Takes All (Hellions of Havisham #2) by Lorraine Heath | 4.5 out of 5
The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata | 4 out of 5

The books that I read this week were all good but my favorite read of the week hands down is The Earl Takes All by Lorraine Heath. The story was fan-freaking-tastic. It was complex, the characters were compelling and the romance, holy cow the romance knocked me on my ass. I cried while reading that book so you know I was invested in the story. So freaking good.


Because of Miss Bridgerton CEOs Unexpected Child

Because of Miss Bridgerton (Rokesbys #1) by Julia Quinn
The CEO’s Unexpected Child by Andrea Laurence


Nothing new this week. I’m broke.

For Review

You Before Anyone Else Calling It Good Girl Just Kiss Me

You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini
Calling It by Jen Doyle
Good Girl by Lauren Layne
Just Kiss Me by Rachel Gibson

*squee* A new Lauren Layne? Of course I jumped all over that one. I can’t stinkin’ wait!

There you have it, my week in books. How did your week go?

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Man Crush Monday (9)

Posted March 28, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Man Crush Monday

This week’s MCM goes to Kelly Severide from Chicago Fire because look at him…he’s beautiful.


Severide II

See you next week…

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