Publisher: Harper Teen

The Weekly Recap (119)

Posted January 28, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 6 Comments

You guys, Brenna got her first start of this season (she was hurt in pre-season so the coaches were treating her with baby gloves when she got back) and…SHE WAS LEADING SCORER OF THE GAME!! I so happy for her because she’s got such a nice shot and she was finally able to let her shot fly on Friday against a pretty decent team in our conference and Kenna tied for second-leading scorer in the game so woo hoo for my girls! Meghan played in San Diego and then against a really trash team at home this week so I didn’t go to either of her games. She played well and was featured in her school’s article on the games so yay Meg!

I didn’t do much but read and watch basketball games this week so that’s all I got for you guys on the real-life front of this post.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (119)Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Published by Harper Collins, Harper Teen on February 5, 2019
Genres: Young Adult
Point of View: First Person
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Source: Edelweiss
Add It: Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 GoodReads Challenge

Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.

I have two more books to read from my January TBR pile and this is the first book of the double feature for this week. So far, I’m not really feeling it but I’m going to push through this beginning hump and hopefully, the story will pick up and I’ll enjoy it. Wish me luck!

I am really looking forward to the next book on my TBR list though…The Scoundrel in Her Bed by Lorraine Heath. FINN!! LAVINIA!! I CAN’T WAIT!!

What I Read

One and Only (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #1) by Jenny Holiday (eBook) | 4.5 out of 5
It Takes Two (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2) by Jenny Holiday (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5
Merrily Ever After (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #2.5) by Jenny Holiday (eBook) | 4.75 out of 5
Three Little Words (Bridesmaids Behaving Badly #3) by Jenny Holiday (eARC) | 4.5 out of 5
From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata (Audiobook) | 4.25 out of 5
Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G. (Audiobook) | 3.5 out of 5

I listened to my first two audiobooks of the year (finally) and I have another one lined up for this week so that I can make my goal of at least 3 audiobooks a month.

I read the entire Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series last week and that was such a wonderful reading experience. I loved every single book and was so sad when I finished Gia’s book. What a great group of lady friends who were serious squad goals. Jenny Holiday is a new to me author, my favorite of the year so far and I cannot wait to continue reading through her book log. I just adored every single book.

My favorite read of the week is It Takes Two by Jenny Holiday. Wendy is my favorite gal from the Bridesmaid gang. I adored and connected with her so much. Her romance with Noah was such a good one, I loved it so much.

My least favorite read of the week goes to Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G. I liked it but the asshole boss thing that’s been featured in books lately just isn’t my favorite. The hero in this book does shit that pissed me off and the heroine kind of fell in line with his shit and while she does let her petty flag fly, I was still annoyed. Still, the ending was cute and I didn’t hate it when all was said and done.

Eye Candy Friday

Dr. Conrad Hawkins
The Resident on FOX

What I Reviewed

Right Where I Want You by Jessica Hawkins | 3.5 & 4 out of 5
Playing for Keeps (Heartbreaker Bay #7) by Jill Shalvis | 4 out of 5
99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne | 4 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (118)
The Wednesday Post (4)
Eye Candy Friday: Conrad Hawkins from The Resident

What I Got

The Secret (Highland Lairds #1) by Julie Garwood
Overnight Sensation (Brooklyn Bruisers #5) by Sarina Bowen
Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton

What I Got for Review

When We Left Cuba by Chanel Cleeton
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren
Hot to the Touch (Brotherhood by Fire #1) by Jaci Burton
Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris

What Made Me Laugh

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


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Can’t Wait Wednesday: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West

Posted November 21, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Can’t Wait Wednesday is hosted by Tressa at Wishful Endings and it was based on the meme Waiting on Wednesday that was hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.

Can’t Wait Wednesday: Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie WestFame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Published by Harper Collins, Harper Teen on February 5, 2019
Genres: Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 384
Add It: Goodreads

Lacey Barnes has dreamt of being in a movie for as long as she can remember. However, while her dream did include working alongside the hottest actor in Hollywood, it didn’t involve having to finish up her senior year of high school at the same time she was getting her big break. Although that is nothing compared to Donavan, the straight-laced student her father hires to tutor her, who is a full-on nightmare.

As Lacey struggles to juggle her burgeoning career, some on-set sabotage, and an off-screen romance with the unlikeliest of leading men, she quickly learns that sometimes the best stories happen when you go off script.

I really enjoy the light and fluffy YA’s that Kasie West writes so I’m pretty stoked that she’s got a new one coming out soon. I’ve got a thing for actors lately and this one sounds super cute so it’s on my wishlist.

I want to say that this is linked to Kasie West’s other book Love, Life, and the List but it’s not listed as part of a series and if this book comes after that book, even though there isn’t anything else but recurring characters that link these stories, I’m going to be annoyed. Books that are linked through characters, being apart of the same world and all of that other stuff is information that should be readily available. After doing some digging, this book is linked to Love, Life, and the List. Lacey is Abby’s friend and this is her story…gah.

Whoever is in charge of that stuff really sucks but I’m still excited to read this book. LOL.

Pre-Order the Book

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West
Releases on February 5, 2019
Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Google Books | Kobo

Are you a fan of Kasie West like I am? Are you looking forward to this book? What other books are you looking forward to?


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