Top Ten Tuesday: Unique Book Titles

Posted October 24, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke & the Bookish and it’s a feature that everyone participates in so I’m going to try and participate myself and see how long it lasts. Wish me luck.

This week’s prompt is:

October 24: Top Ten Unique Book Titles

If I Stay & Where She Went by Gayle Forman: I really like the way that this series was titled…the first book, If I Stay and then if you read the book you understand the meaning behind the following book, Where She Went. I thought that whole concept was unique and I adored both books.

Results May Vary by Bethany Chase: I really liked this book and how the title fits in with the story. I thought that was done well.

November 9 by Colleen Hoover: I really liked the concept behind this book too. How significant the title for this book is in the story. This was one of the most dramatic books that made me feel every which way about it but holy cow, I liked it.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green: I really liked the sound of this book just by reading the title of the book. I loved the book too and well, it’s a great title.

Overruled, Sustained, Appealed and Sidebarred by Emma Chase: I really liked each of these books except for Overruled but I really liked the way that the titles of each book played well into the lawyer background.

The Day of the Duchess by Sarah MacLean: This was a fantastic historical romance that is really titled well. The Day of the Duchess fits this book and is super unique to any historical romance that I’ve read to date. MacLean does this story so well that gah…I loved it.

Share your favorite unique titles in the comments!


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Week in Review (70)

Posted October 23, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

It’s been another quiet week for me and I can seriously get used to these. I am gearing up for the World Series tomorrow and I’m a little bummed because I think I’m getting sick. I have a scratchy throat and I’m a little stuffed up so I’m not happy about that. I hope that it doesn’t blow up into something bigger so keep your fingers crossed for me, pretty please. 🙂

My Lakers season has started and we are 1-2 right now. We’re pretty young and still new so it kind of makes sense and I’m hopeful that we won’t completely suck this season so Go Lakers!

What I’m Currently Reading

Hate to Want You (Forbidden Hearts #1) by Alisha Rai

One night. No one will know.

That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts-and the last names that made them enemies.

Until the night she didn’t show up.

Now Nicholas has an empire to run. He doesn’t have time for distractions and Livvy’s sudden reappearance in town is a major distraction. She’s the one woman he shouldn’t want…so why can’t he forget how right she feels in his bed?

Livvy didn’t come home for Nicholas, but fate seems determined to remind her of his presence–and their past. Although the passion between them might have once run hot and deep, not even love can overcome the scandal that divided their families.

Being together might be against all the rules…but being apart is impossible.

I’ve been hearing such great things about this book and with the second book in the series coming out, I figured I’d see what it’s all about. So far, it’s pretty good and I’m hopeful it will continue to be good so we’ll see how that goes.

What I Read

An Ex for Christmas (Love Unexpectedly #5) by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

On a Tuesday (One Week #1) by Whitney G. | 3.75 out of 5
Something About You & A Lot Like Love (FBI-US Attorneys #1 & 2) by Julie James | 4.25 & 4.5 out of 5
Only with You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne | 4 out of 5
Hollywood Dirt (2017) | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

10/16: Week in Review (69)
10/17: Top Ten Tuesday: Good Eats in Books
10/20: Eye Candy Friday: Daniel Quinn from Before You Break by Christina Lee

What I Got

Bountiful (True North #4, Brooklyn Bruiser #4) by Sarina Bowen
The Protector (Sons of Texas #2) by Donna Grant
The Legend (Sons of Texas #3) by Donna Grant

What I Got for Review

Cherish Hard (Hard Play #1) by Nalini Singh
Taking a Chance (Whisper Creek #6) by Maggie McGinnis

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


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Eye Candy Friday: Daniel Quinn from Before You Break by Christina Lee

Posted October 20, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I really enjoyed this series back when I read it and Quinn was my absolute favorite hero in all of the books and that’s because he’s freaking awesome. His story will captivate you and it will hurt your heart but don’t worry because Christina Lee will build your heart right back up, she’s good like that.

Before You Break by Christina Lee

A sexy, emotional New Adult romance about a bad boy on the edge and a good girl about to lose control…

The star catcher of the college baseball team isn’t supposed to have skeletons in his closet. But Daniel Quinn is hiding a guilty past so dark he refuses to let anyone get close. Except there’s something about gorgeous, studious Ella Abrams that goes beyond the electric attraction between them—something that makes him want to open up.

Ella has suffered enough heartache and guilt to fill one of her psychology textbooks, but she keeps that part of herself hidden behind a bubbly exterior. Until she receives an anonymous call while working the suicide helpline and the voice on the other end touches something inside of her that she can’t ignore.

Soon Ella and Quinn’s physical connection heats up, even as their deep and revealing hotline talks intensify. But by the time Ella realizes that her seductive jock and her sensitive caller are the same guy, it might be too late to save him—or to stop herself from falling too far.

Quinn’s story was dark and sad but so full of hope and then to make things even better, he was a great guy. He said things like this:

“Don’t misunderstand, Ella. I want you. So fucking bad.” I gathered her face in my hands. “The day I can finally bury myself inside of you is the day I know for sure that you’re mine. All mine. Only mine. And anything other than that isn’t good enough.”

and this…

“I’m not going to kiss you, Ella. Not tonight.”

She sagged against me, her forehead landing on my shoulder.

“Kissing you would be too easy,” I whispered in her ear. “And you’re not a girl I want to be easy with.”

He made you want to root for him and cuddle him close, let him know that everything was going to be alright. He also made you want the hell out of him, too. You know, cause he’s hot as hell.

Here is Christina Lee’s muse for Quinn and I wholehearted support this casting. I could totally see Stefan Salvatore as baseball hottie, Daniel Quinn.

Overall, Before You Bread is one great book in a series of great books and I highly recommend the books if you’re in the mood for fabulous New Adult romances. They’re good, I promise!

Buy the Book


Before You Break by Christina Lee
February 18, 2014
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Until next week…enjoy!


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