Reading Challenge: 2019 GoodReads Challenge

The Weekly Recap (123)

Posted March 4, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

I skipped last week’s recap post because I spent the day that I normally work on my blog post, throwing my guts up. My body rejected the new prescription that my doctor put me on and it laid me out flat. I could feel the tension in my body when I tried going to bed on Sunday night but I didn’t realize what it was until about 4:00 AM. So I didn’t sleep a wink that night, threw up everything that I ate and waited until the doctor’s office opened so that I could immediately call my doctor and fill him in on what was happening. I’m really grateful to him too because when I called, he was with patients but he didn’t leave me waiting very long. He called me as soon as he could and we talked at length about what was happening, what I was feeling and then he came up with a new plan of attack. He thought that we probably started the new medication too aggressively and lowered my dosage to let my body get used to it and it’s been a week since then and the medicine is working as it’s supposed to and I’m not sick anymore so yay!

Basketball is wrapping up right now and with the end of the season near, we’re finding out which girls have made the Conference First and Second All Star Teams and I’m proud of my girls Brenna and Kenna for making both teams. Brenna had the highest 3pt shooting percentage in our conference and Makenna lead the conference in assists and assists from turnovers in transition. All great things!

Meghan missed most of her season due to injuries so we haven’t heard if she made any teams from her conference though both her and Makenna got official invitations to play on the American Samoan National Team for the South Pacific Games. So they’ll be traveling from island to island playing basketball for Samoa. Our family is extremely proud of them both on that, especially my Dad.

And last but not least, Brenna’s birthday was yesterday and for her 20th birthday, her Uncle Pete and Aunty Tiff got her a freaking car. We were all surprised and Brenna ugly cried. It was awesome.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (123)Team Player by Julianna Keyes
Published by Self-Published, Julianna Keyes on March 28, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View: Alternating Third Person
Pages: 250
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
Add It: Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 GoodReads Challenge

Don’t hate the player…

BOTTOM NINE

Gwen Scott wants to love her job with the Charleston Thrashers, the MLB team she’s worshiped since she was a kid, but she can’t. Hateful colleagues and mind-numbing work make her days unbearable—until her head for baseball gets her exclusive access to the Thrashers’ clubhouse and she comes face-to-face with Tyler Ashe, the team’s sexy shortstop and baseball’s most ineligible bachelor.

BASES LOADED

Ty has sworn off relationships in order to focus on his all-star career, but with his best friend gone, his team struggling, and the press blaming him for every loss, the most recognizable man in the majors is in a slump. Until he starts spending his time off the field with a stern blonde who recites baseball stats for kicks and sees through his arrogant façade.

TWO OUT

As the Thrashers’ season gets into full swing and Gwen adjusts to her new job, their fun banter and friendly teasing turns into stolen kisses and countless steamy nights. The team’s strict policy against player-staff relationships throws a curve ball into the mix, but they can’t hide from their feelings any more than the most famous man in baseball can hide from the spotlight…

I made some progress on my review pile for this month and that makes me happy. I started this book this morning and I’m looking forward to diving into it more on my lunch hour because, baseball and romance? Yes, please!

What I Read

Bad Bachelor (Bad Bachelors #1) by Stefanie London (eBook) | 4 out of 5
Bad Reputation (Bad Bachelors #2) by Stefanie London (eBook)
The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang (Audiobook) | 5 out of 5
Bad Influence (Bad Bachelors #3) by Stefanie London (eARC) | DNF
The Dating Game by Kiley Roache (eARC) | 3.25 out of 5
Eyes on Me by Rachel Harris (eARC) | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Devil’s Daughter (The Ravenels #5) by Lisa Kleypas | 4.75 out of 5
Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne | 5 out of 5
River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs | 4.25 out of 5
The Scoundrel in Her Bed (Sins of All Seasons #3) by Lorraine Heath | 4.75 out of 5
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (The Mackenzies & McBrides #1) by Jennifer Ashley | 4 out of 5
Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry | 4.25 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (122)
The Wednesday Post (8)

What I Got

Finding Alexei by Kendall Ryan
Tomboy (The Hartigans #3) by Avery Flynn

What I Got for Review

Team Player by Juliana Keyes
The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada
Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim
Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey
Bridal Boot Camp (Little Bridge Island #0.5) by Meg Cabot

What Made Me Laugh

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


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The Weekly Recap (122)

Posted February 18, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 2 Comments

I didn’t do much this week outside of my usual but this weekend was jam packed full of activities. Chloe, Markus and Caiden came into town for the weekend to attend Meghan’s Senior Game on Saturday. Meghan’s basketball season is winding down and after she plays in her last basketball game of the season, she’s done with basketball for good. That makes me sad because I’ve been watching Meghan play basketball since she was in elementary school. She’s graduating from college in May and I’m not ready for all of that.

Here’s a picture of Meghan’s support system throughout her basketball years. All of us crazy Wilson’s and the Peneueta’s from her Dad’s side. It was good to see everyone come out to support Meghan at her last home game and to show us how thankful Meghan is for us showing up, she put on a show for us. She ended the game with 26 points and a whole lot of other stats that I can’t remember right now but I was happy that she found the basket because she went 0 for like 5 from the three point line to start the game, haha.

In more happy news, Chloe and Markus left Caiden with us for the week and will be coming back next weekend to pick him up but oh happy day for us. He does so well when he’s here with us, no crying for his Mom, no being a brat, just a happy baby with lots of kids to play with…and then his Mom gets back, haha.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
The Weekly Recap (122)Bad Bachelor by Stefanie London
Series: Bad Bachelors #1
Published by Sourcebooks, Sourcebooks Casablanca on March 6, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View: Alternating Third Person
Pages: 384
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Add It: Goodreads
Reading Challenges: 2019 GoodReads Challenge, 2019 New to Me Challenge

Everybody’s talking about the hot new app reviewing New York’s most eligible bachelors. But why focus on prince charming when you can read the latest dirt on the lowest-ranked “Bad Bachelors”—NYC’s most notorious bad boys.

If one more person mentions Bad Bachelors to Reed McMahon, someone’s gonna get hurt. A PR whiz, Reed is known as an ‘image fixer’ but his womanizing ways have caught up with him. What he needs is a PR miracle of his own.

When Reed strolls into Darcy Greer’s workplace offering to help save the struggling library, she isn’t buying it. The prickly Brooklynite knows Reed is exactly the kind of guy she should avoid. But the library does need his help. As she reluctantly works with Reed, she realizes there’s more to a man than his reputation. Maybe, just maybe, Bad Bachelor #1 is THE one for her.

I think it was Nick that brought this book to my attention last year. I bought it last year when it came out and haven’t touched it so I got the third book for review so that I could actually get these books read and so far, it’s okay. I’m hopeful that the story will pick up soon as it’s still early days for me so fingers crossed.

What I Read

Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne | 5 out of 5
River Marked (Mercy Thompson #6) by Patricia Briggs | 4.25 out of 5
The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie (Mackenzies & McBrides #1) by Jennifer Ashley | 4.5 out of 5
Only a Breath Apart by Katie McGarry | 4.25 out of 5

Eye Candy Friday

Kennedy Dawson
Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne

What I Reviewed

Fame, Fate, and the First Kiss by Kasie West | 3 out of 5
Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G. | 3 out of 5
From Lukov, with Love by Mariana Zapata | 4.5 out of 5
The Assist (Smart Jocks #1) by Rebecca Jenshak | 3 out of 5
The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy | 4.5 out of 5

What I Posted

The Weekly Recap (121)
The Wednesday Post (7)
Eye Candy Friday: Kennedy Dawson from Huge Deal by Lauren Layne

What I Got

Huge Deal (21 Wall Street #3) by Lauren Layne
Mixtape Anthology

What I Got for Review

The Austen Playbook (London Celebrities #3) by Lucy Parker

What Made Me Laugh

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


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Eye Candy Friday: Kennedy Dawson from Huge Deal by Lauren Layne

Posted February 15, 2019 by Rowena in Books, Features | 8 Comments

Eye Candy Friday is all about the heroes that I’m loving and wanting to spotlight right now. Sometimes I’ll do full-on gush fest posts on why I love these guys, sometimes I’ll post pictures of what I think these guys look like and that’s it but if they’re featured here, the one thing that will be constant is I loved the hell out of these guys and want everyone to know. Thanks for coming along for the ride.

Eye Candy Friday: Kennedy Dawson from Huge Deal by Lauren LayneHuge Deal by Lauren Layne
Series: 21 Wall Street #3
Published by Amazon, Montlake Romance on February 12, 2019
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Point of View: Alternating Third Person
Pages: 259
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
Add It: Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: 2019 GoodReads Challenge

Even for a top-gun banker, temptation this hot is quite a gamble, in a sexy Wall Street romp from New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne.

An alpha among the wolves of Wall Street, Kennedy Dawson rose to the top of the pack by striking the right contracts at the right times. But there’s one deal that’s been giving him a run for his money—a pact to never again let his assistant, Kate, get under his skin. She may be smart, gorgeous, and sharp as a whip, but she’s definitely off-limits.

Kate Henley isn’t a banker, but she knows a thing or two about risk management—specifically, about managing her attraction to her smolderingly sexy boss. She already fell once, and Kennedy showed no sign of paying a return on her investment. So when Kennedy’s brother starts pursuing her, Kate figures she has the best of both worlds. Jack is charming, rich, very attentive, and the spitting image of his older brother.

It’s also making Kennedy think twice. But to win Kate’s heart, he’ll have to broker the deal of a lifetime…and prove he’s worth the risk.

Today’s boyfriend is Kennedy Dawson from Huge Deal by Lauren Layne. Kennedy is the hero of the third book in Layne’s 21 Wall Street series and the book came out this week and I ate that shit up in one sitting because…I loved this guy. So, so much.

Hero Casting

This is the perfect Kennedy Dawson, IMO. I pictured this guy the entire time that I was reading and loving Kennedy in his book. He’s got the looks, the chin and just the rich boy air that I imagined Kennedy having. If you want to know why I loved Kennedy, you should read his book because he’s bomb as hell.

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21 Wall Street Series

Have you read Huge Deal by Lauren Layne yet? If so, did you love Kennedy as much as I did? Did you love Jealous Kennedy even more?

five-stars


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