Tag: Books

Week in Review (89)

Posted June 11, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Last week was for helping my bestie get her centerpieces ready for her grandmother’s 85th birthday party that was on Saturday and I’m really happy with our creations. That kept me busy for most of the week but your girl still managed to get some reading in so woohoo for me.

The party was a lot of fun and I was busy from the time I arrived at the party to after the party since I stayed behind to help the family clean up. I was a lazy cow all day yesterday because my feet hurt from being on them all day and night on Saturday but it’s all good cause that meant more reading.

Brenna and Kenna left for Utah for two weeks with the Colorado crew that came down for Therese’s grandma’s birthday party. It was a really quick turnaround trip for them. They came in late Friday night and left early Sunday morning. We had breakfast at the new Island Flavor restaurant that opened on Friday and enjoyed the heck out of our meal there…and then they turned around and went home. It’s all good though because they’ll be back in a couple of weeks when Chach gets back from her mission.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading
Week in Review (89)Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley, Austin Siegemund-Broka
Published by Penguin, Speak on May 22, 2018
Genres: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 352
Format: eARC
Source: Publisher, NetGalley
Goodreads

Megan Harper is the girl before. All her exes find their one true love right after dating her. It’s not a curse or anything, it’s just the way things are, and Megan refuses to waste time feeling sorry for herself. Instead, she focuses on pursuing her next fling, directing theatre, and fulfilling her dream school’s acting requirement in the smallest role possible.

But her plans quickly crumble when she’s cast as none other than Juliet–yes, that Juliet–in her high school’s production. It’s a nightmare. No–a disaster. Megan’s not an actress and she’s certainly not a Juliet. Then she meets Owen Okita, an aspiring playwright who agrees to help Megan catch the eye of a sexy stagehand in exchange for help writing his new script.

Between rehearsals and contending with her divided family, Megan begins to notice Owen–thoughtful, unconventional, and utterly unlike her exes, and wonders: shouldn’t a girl get to play the lead in her own love story?

I meant to start this book last week but when I sat down to read, the book wasn’t on my kindle like I thought so I started another book instead. I’m about one chapter into this book right now but I’m hopeful that it will be good.

What I Read

Burn for You (Slow Burn #1) by J.T. Geissinger | 4 out of 5
I Flipping Love You (Shacking Up #3) by Helena Hunting | 4 out of 5
I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
The One You Can’t Forget (The Ones Who Got Away #2) by Roni Loren | 4 out of 5

I enjoyed every book that I read last week but hands down, my favorite was I Think I Love You by Lauren Layne. Hunter and Brit were a fantastic couple and I ate their story up with each passing page. So stinkin’ good.

What I Reviewed

Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff | 3.5 out of 5

What I Posted

I’m back from an unexpected hiatus so I didn’t post anything last week. Hopefully, that will change this week.

What I Got

Melt for You (Slow Burn #2) by J.T. Geissinger
Bittersweet Always (Gray Springs University #2) by Ella Fields

What I Got for Review

I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne
The Breakup (The Jordan Brothers #2) by Erin McCarthy

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


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Monthly Recap: May 2018

Posted June 5, 2018 by Rowena in Family, Features | 3 Comments

Can you believe that I didn’t post one post in the entire month of May? I kept meaning to but work kept me busy from the time I got to the office to the time that I left for the day and I spent the rest of the day, relaxing from my taxing workload. I didn’t have the energy to keep up with this blog and that made me sad so I’m going to try harder this month. Wish me luck. 🙂

What I Did

For the most part, my month was taken up by work. I did take a week off to travel to Colorado for my nephew Kaleo’s high school graduation. That trip was a much-needed break from work and I ate up my time away from the office.

What I Read

Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff | 3.5 out of 5
Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #4) by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Making Up (London Celebrities #3) by Lucy Parker | 4.25 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Fantasy Love (Dark Hunters #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | 3.75 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Eleven Scandals to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart (Love by Numbers #3) by Sarah MacLean | 4 out of 5
The Hookup (Jordan Brothers #1) by Erin McCarthy | 4 out of 5
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | 4 out of 5
Neaderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City #1) by Penny Reid | 2.75 out of 5

What I Bought


Cocktales: The Cocky Collective
The Thing about Love by Julie James
Restricted Fantasies by Kevin Kneupper
Getting Down by Helena Hunting
Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen
They Who Fell by Kevin Kneupper
The Cockiest Cowboy to Have Ever Cocked by Jamila Jasper

What I Got for Review

For the Duke’s Eyes Only (School for Dukes #1) by Lenora Bell
Hot Winter Nights (Heartbreaker Bay #6) by Jill Shalvis
The Real Deal by Lauren Blakely
Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley
Down with Love (Love Wars #1) by Kate Meader
Speakeasy (True North #4) by Sarina Bowen

What I Listened To

These are the four songs that got the most play time in the entire month of May. I love each of these songs and can’t get enough of all of them. So good!

What I Watched on TV

I haven’t been reading a lot because I haven’t been in the mood to read so I’ve been binge-watching the heck out of all of the shows above. Lots and lots of great tv show watching though. Of all the shows that I’m watching, my favorites are The Resident, For the People and Splitting Up Together.

What Movies I Watched

The Avengers: Infinity War (2018) | 4.5 out of 5
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) | 3.75 out of 5

There you have it, a look back at my month of May. How was your month in books, tv shows and movies? Read or see anything good? Share with me!


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Week in Review (88)

Posted June 4, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Work has been kicking my ass lately. Lots of covering others who are out on personal leave and it’s made my workload double and then triple over the last couple of weeks. I do all of my blogging from work so that’s why you haven’t been seeing me around lately. That damn day job of mine. Ha!

Have you guys been keeping up with the whole #cockygate thing? I can’t believe that it blew up the way that it did and the author is doing herself no favors and is showing no kind of care or remorse for her actions either. She’s crazy pants!

Chance and Cheridan are home from school in Utah and it’s been good having them home. Chance is our family nerd who is studying to become a lawyer and Cheridan is studying some kind of engineering at BYU Provo. We’re a close family and spending time together is something we’re always doing so in the last week, we’ve had dinners, we’ve hung out at home and we all went to see Avengers: Infinity War together. Needless to say, we were all shook at the end, Luke more than anyone else but we’re all really looking forward to the finale movie next year.

I’m especially looking forward to this…

and this…

Also? I don’t give a shit what anyone says…I ship this, sorry Bruce.

I also went out to Colorado for my nephew Kaleo’s high school graduation and that was a great break from my real life.

Now, onto the books…

What I’m Currently Reading

Week in Review (88)Burn for You by J.T. Geissinger
Series: Slow Burn #1
Published by Amazon, Montlake Romance on October 17, 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 348
Format: eBook
Source: Bought
Goodreads

The marriage is fake. But for a sassy chef and an arrogant billionaire, the sparks are real…

Jackson “The Beast” Boudreaux is rich, gorgeous, and unbelievably rude to the staff at Chef Bianca Hardwick’s New Orleans restaurant. Bianca would sooner douse herself in hot sauce than cook for Jackson again, but when he asks her to cater his fund-raiser, Bianca can’t refuse, knowing the cash will help pay her mother’s medical bills. Then Jackson makes another outrageous request: Marry me. The unconventional offer includes an enormous sum—money Bianca desperately needs, even if it does come with a contract—and a stunning ring.

The heir to a family bourbon dynasty, Jackson knows the rumors swirling around him. The truth is even darker. Still, he needs a wife to secure his inheritance, and free-spirited, sassy Bianca would play the part beautifully. Soon, though, their simple business deal evolves into an emotional intimacy he’s built walls to avoid.

As the passion heats up between them, Bianca and Jackson struggle to define which feelings are real and which are for show. Is falling for your fake fiancé the best happy ending…or a recipe for disaster?

Holly and Ames have read and enjoyed the heck out of this book so when they recommended it, I readily agreed to read it…and then I just started reading it. I’m really enjoying it, like a lot a lot. So good.

What I Read

Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff | 3.5 out of 5
Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #4) by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Making Up (London Celebrities #3) by Lucy Parker | 4.25 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Speakeasy (True North #5) by Sarina Bowen | 4.5 out of 5
Rumor Has It (Real Love #4) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #3) by Kate Meader | 4.5 out of 5
Fantasy Lover (Dark Hunters #1) by Sherrilyn Kenyon | 3.5 out of 5
Regrets Only by Erin Duffy | 3.5 out of 5
Hot Asset (21 Wall Street #1) by Lauren Layne | 4.5 out of 5
Eleven Scandal to Start to Win a Duke’s Heart by Sarah MacLean | 4 out of 5
The Hookup (Jordan Brothers #1) by Erin McCarthy | 4 out of 5
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo | 4 out of 5
Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City #1) by Penny Reid | 2.75 out of 5

What I Got


What I Got for Review

There you have it, my last few weeks in review. How have you guys been?


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