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Week in Review (63)

Posted September 4, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 1 Comment

Ugh, this was supposed to go up yesterday but I completely forgot to schedule it so you guys are getting this a day later than normal. I hope all of my American friends enjoyed their Labor Day and everyone else enjoyed their Monday. 🙂

Brenna’s got her first week of college down and so far, she’s doing well. She’s adjusting to her new schedule, she’s got all of the classes she needs to play basketball so we’re happy…for now.

Aside from Brenna starting school, this week we have my great-nephew Caiden in town and I have enjoyed spending all of my free time with him. He’s the cutest baby! His parents flew down this weekend to pick him up and they’re on their way back home to Utah (boo!). It’s been a blast having him here with us and I can’t wait to see him again even though he’ll be bigger by Christmas. 🙁

What I’m Currently Reading

If There’s No Tomorrow by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Lena Wise is always looking forward to tomorrow, especially at the start of her senior year. She’s ready to pack in as much friend time as possible, to finish college applications and to maybe let her childhood best friend Sebastian know how she really feels about him. For Lena, the upcoming year is going to be epic—one of opportunities and chances.

Until one choice, one moment, destroys everything.

Now Lena isn’t looking forward to tomorrow. Not when friend time may never be the same. Not when college applications feel all but impossible. Not when Sebastian might never forgive her for what happened.

For what she let happen.

With the guilt growing each day, Lena knows that her only hope is to move on. But how can she move on when her and her friends’ entire existences have been redefined? How can she move on when tomorrow isn’t even guaranteed?

I didn’t get a lot of reading done this weekend since I was spending all of my free time with Caiden so I didn’t get this book started last week like I intended.

But I’m reading it now and so far, it’s pretty good.

What I Read

Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry | 4 out of 5
Fallen Heir (Royals #4) by Erin Watt | DNF
The Final Score (Play by Play #13) by Jaci Burton | 4 out of 5

What I Reviewed

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare
The Perfectly Imperfect Match (Suttonville Sentinels #3) by Kendra C. Highley
Links by Lisa Becker
Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase

What I Posted

8/28: Week in Review (62)
8/29: TV Tuesday (3)
8/31: Movie Review: Girls Trip
9/01: Eye Candy Friday: Jon Snow
9/01: What Are You Reading? (393)
9/02: WTF Cover Saturday (224)

What I Got

Surprisingly, I didn’t get anything this week. Yay for my bank account, boo for me. There’s always this week though. 😉

What I Got for Review

I just got one book for review this week. This book looks like a good one so I’m stoked to be reading it soon.

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


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Week in Review (61)

Posted August 21, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 2 Comments

Summer is officially done for me. No more family vacations. No more hanging by the pool or staying up all night playing cards with the kids. It’s back to business for me and that means, I want to get back to my blog. I haven’t been keeping up with the blog and I’m starting to miss it so I’ll be around a lot more now, I promise. I know that I keep saying that but I’m pretty sure that I really mean it this time.

Did you guys miss me? Ha! Here’s what I’ve been up to.

What I’m Currently Reading

Clean Sweep (Innkeepers Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews

On the outside, Dina Demille is the epitome of normal. She runs a quaint Victorian Bed and Breakfast in a small Texas town, owns a Shih Tzu named Beast, and is a perfect neighbor, whose biggest problem should be what to serve her guests for breakfast. But Dina is…different: Her broom is a deadly weapon; her Inn is magic and thinks for itself. Meant to be a lodging for otherworldly visitors, the only permanent guest is a retired Galactic aristocrat who can’t leave the grounds because she’s responsible for the deaths of millions and someone might shoot her on sight. Under the circumstances, “normal” is a bit of a stretch for Dina.

And now, something with wicked claws and deepwater teeth has begun to hunt at night….Feeling responsible for her neighbors, Dina decides to get involved. Before long, she has to juggle dealing with the annoyingly attractive, ex-military, new neighbor, Sean Evans—an alpha-strain werewolf—and the equally arresting cosmic vampire soldier, Arland, while trying to keep her inn and its guests safe. But the enemy she’s facing is unlike anything she’s ever encountered before. It’s smart, vicious, and lethal, and putting herself between this creature and her neighbors might just cost her everything.

I’m reading this book for a buddy review that I’m doing with my friend, Holly and I’m really enjoying it. It’s different from a lot of what I’ve read on the paranormal side of romance and I’m digging it.

Dina is the bomb!

What I Read

Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon | 4 out of 5
Links by Lisa Becker | 3 out of 5
Gentlemen Prefer Heiresses (Scandalous Gentlemen of St. James #4.5) by Lorraine Heath
| 4.25 out of 5
Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase | 4.25 out of 5
Something about You (FBI/US Attorneys #1) by Julie James (Re-read) | 4.5 out of 5

What I Reviewed

Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne
How to Change a Life by Stacey Ballis

What I Posted

Books to Binge On: August 2017
Sunday Spotlight: The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare
WTF Cover Saturday (220)
Monthly Reads: July 2017
TV Tuesday (1)

What I Got

Only with You (The Best Mistake #1) by Lauren Layne
Made for You (The Best Mistake #2) by Lauren Layne
Steadfast (True North #2) by Sarina Bowen
North to You (Journey to the Heart #1) by Tif Marcelo
Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

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


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Week in Review (60)

Posted July 17, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 7 Comments

Brenna is in Colorado right now and I have a lot more time than I know what to do with. I’ve been spending a lot of time hanging out with my friends and am really enjoying being in their company and just doing things that we haven’t done in ages. We tried the banana pudding at Magnolia Bakery that I’ve been bugging everyone to try with me. We’ve done a lot of walking at the beach and watching street shows and eating street food in Downtown L.A. We’ve done a lot of L.A. touristy things and I’m having a blast. I miss my kid like crazy though. I can’t wait for her to come home.

What I’m Currently Reading

The Duchess Deal (Girl Meets Duke #1) by Tessa Dare

When girl meets Duke, their marriage breaks all the rules…

Since his return from war, the Duke of Ashbury’s to-do list has been short and anything but sweet: brooding, glowering, menacing London ne’er-do-wells by night. Now there’s a new item on the list. He needs an heir—which means he needs a wife. When Emma Gladstone, a vicar’s daughter turned seamstress, appears in his library wearing a wedding gown, he decides on the spot that she’ll do.

His terms are simple:

– They will be husband and wife by night only.
– No lights, no kissing.
– No questions about his battle scars.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s pregnant with his heir, they need never share a bed again.

But Emma is no pushover. She has a few rules of her own:

– They will have dinner together every evening.
– With conversation.
– And unlimited teasing.
– Last, and most importantly… Once she’s seen the man beneath the scars, he can’t stop her from falling in love…

My reading has been slow going but I’m starting this book today so wish me luck. I’m hearing good things about it so I’m excited to read it.

What I Read

Ready to Run (I Do, I Don’t #1) by Lauren Layne | 3.75 out of 5
When Its Real by Erin Watt | 4.25 out of 5

My favorite read of the week goes to When It’s Real by Erin Watt. It was such a fun story about a superstar and the fan he falls in love with. I was really excited to read this one as it had fallen off my radar with my review pile taking up most of my time so thank goodness for us choosing to read this book together this month. It was good!

What I Reviewed

Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally
I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne
Some Kind of Hero by Suzanne Brockmann
Dating You, Hating You by Christina Lauren
The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young
Second Chance Season by Liora Blake

What I Posted

Graduations, Vegas & Future Planning
Eye Candy Friday: Matt Erikkson from Stay by Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

What I Got

I’m sure I got some stuff but hell if I can remember what they are right now. I’ll update next week. For sure.

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


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