Throwback Thursday (25)

Posted January 11, 2018 by Rowena in Family, Features | 0 Comments

This week’s Throwback Thursday features our Luka Joe. Luka Joe was the baby that my niece Chloe and I spoiled the hell out of. He’s such a brat now and well, it’s not my job to discipline him. LOL. But goodness, he was such a cute baby.

Here’s a picture of him right out of the shower when he was about 2. He’s in second grade now and the boy is bad and smart and bratty but we still love him. He used to have a thing with playing with people’s ears. He used to fall asleep playing with your ear or if he was with his Mom, pulling on her skin tags. Haha, what weirdo.

Kainoa & Luke

He’s our weirdo though. Lukey is grown now and plays golf and basketball and still hates going to his sisters basketball games.

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Week in Review (75)

Posted January 8, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 5 Comments

First week of the new year is done and as I look forward to the second one, I’ve got loads on my mind. My family, reflecting on my life and everything and everyone in it. Am I doing all that I can to live my best life? Nope. Can I do more for the people in my life? Yep. I’ve been feeling anxious ever since my Dad had his heart attack and was in the hospital. I need to dig myself out of this mood that I’ve been in so that I’m not taking so many L’s so early in the year. We’ll see if reading can put me in a better frame of mind to tackle this week. Wish me luck.

Chloe and Baby Caiden left us on Saturday and that made me so sad but look at a cute picture of Caiden that I stole off of Chloe’s Snapchat.

I miss him. 🙁

Weekly Planner Spread

Here’s my planner spread for this week…before the pen.

Here’s last week’s planner spread…after the pen.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading

About that Kiss by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #5
Also in this Series: Sweet Little Lies, The Trouble with Mistletoe, One Snowy Night, Accidentally on Purpose, Chasing Christmas Eve, Holiday Wishes
Release Date: January 23rd, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Harper Collins, Avon
Pages: 384

When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.

I’m finally starting this one and I’m excited because it’s Joe and Kylie time. Woot!

What I Read

Man Candy (Real Love #3) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Beyond Scandal & Desire (Sins for All Seasons #1) by Lorraine Heath | 4.25 out of 5

What I Reviewed

The Ones that Got Away (The Ones that Got Away #1) by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

Week in Review (74)
Throwback Thursday (24)
Book Boyfriend of the Week: Luc Savage from Pretty Face by Lucy Parker

What I Got

No new books this week. I need to buckle down and read the books that I have and plus, it’s tuition day so I don’t have spare money for books anyway. 🙁

What I Got for Review

Love Between Enemies (Grad Night #2) by Molly E. Lee

There you have it, my week in review. How was your week?

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Book Boyfriend of the Week: Luc Savage from Pretty Face

Posted January 5, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

I’m changing things up a little this year, as far as Eye Candy Friday is concerned. I’m going back to calling this feature my book boyfriend of the week because…that’s what it is.

So to kick things back off, my first Book Boyfriend of the year is Luc Savage from Pretty Face by Lucy Parker.

He won me over with quotes like this:

“He’d known, right from the beginning, that she would be a completely disruptive pain in the arse. He worried about her. All the fucking time. And he missed her like hell. All the fucking time.”

How can you not warm up to a guy with all of this charm? Haha. Don’t worry, he falls head over heels in love with our heroine and his surprise over it all warmed me right up.

“It’s second nature to pull apart a performance, isolate and slice out the dead weight, piece it back together. I also know what it feels like when there’s that very rare click and it’s just – right. It works. From the first line of the first scene.” A nerve ticked in his jaw. “It doesn’t often happen onstage, and I didn’t expect to ever experience it offstage.”

See? *swoon*

Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
Series: London Celebrities #2
Also in This Series: Act Like It
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Harlequin, Carina Press

Highly acclaimed, award-winning author of Act Like It Lucy Parker returns readers to the London stage with laugh-out-loud wit and plenty of drama

The play’s the fling

It’s not actress Lily Lamprey’s fault that she’s all curves and has the kind of voice that can fog up a camera lens. She wants to prove where her real talents lie—and that’s not on a casting couch, thank you. When she hears esteemed director Luc Savage is renovating a legendary West End theater for a lofty new production, she knows it could be her chance—if only Luc wasn’t so dictatorial, so bad-tempered and so incredibly sexy.

Luc Savage has respect, integrity, and experience. He also has it bad for Lily. He’d be willing to dismiss it as a midlife crisis, but this exasperating, irresistible woman is actually a very talented actress. Unfortunately, their romance is not only raising questions about Lily’s suddenly rising career, it’s threatening Luc’s professional reputation. The course of true love never did run smooth. But if they’re not careful, it could bring down the curtain on both their careers…

Luc is that sexy older guy that all the girls have big crushes on because he’s so sexy. He’s not very approachable but that doesn’t stop the girls from wanting him to send his perfect smile their way.

“He looked about as approachable as Darth Maul, but then, unexpectedly he laughed. A proper, eye-crinkling laugh. And her pathetic, perverse, masochistic little heart went o – it’s you.”

There’s nothing quite like a proper laugh from that one person to light up your world.

Here’s my Luc Savage…what do you think?

Buy the Book

Pretty Face by Lucy Parker
February 20, 2017
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

Series Order

Until next week…enjoy!

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