Book Review of Sweet Summer Love: The Sweetest Thing, Book #3 by Sierra Hill

cover115837-medium.pngSweet Summer Love: The Sweetest Thing, Book #3 by Sierra Hill is a romance novel that was published on February 7th, 2017. Logan: Everyone’s had a summer crush. One that’s etched into your memories so hard that it leaves an indelible mark, like a scar on your heart. For me, that crush is my first love, Carver Edwards. I met him at fifteen at summer camp, and for three perfect summers, he was mine. Until the blazing heat of the summer sun faded and reality crashed in. Carver went off to college, leaving me trapped in my small farming town, with no way of reaching him and a problem I needed solving.

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Book Review of Chemistry by Weike Wang – Book of the Month June Selection

chemistryChemistry: A Novel by Weike Wang is one of Book of the Month June selections and was published May 23rd 2017 by Knopf. Three years into her graduate studies at a demanding Boston university, the unnamed narrator of this nimbly wry, concise debut finds her one-time love for chemistry is more hypothesis than reality. She’s tormented by her failed research–and reminded of her delays by her peers, her advisor, and most of all by her Chinese parents, who have always expected nothing short of excellence from her throughout her life. But there’s another, nonscientific question looming: the marriage proposal from her devoted boyfriend, a fellow scientist, whose path through academia has been relatively free of obstacles, and with whom she can’t make a life before finding success on her own. Continue reading

The Waking Land by Callie Bates Book Review

cover104643-medium.pngThe Waking Land by Callie Bates is young adult, science fiction, fantasy that is scheduled to be released on June 27, 2017 by Random House Publishing Group – Ballantine.

Lady Elanna Valtai is fiercely devoted to the King who raised her like a daughter. But when he dies under mysterious circumstances, Elanna is accused of his murder and must flee for her life. Returning to the homeland of magical legends she has forsaken, Elanna is forced to reckon with her despised, estranged father, branded a traitor long ago. Feeling a strange, deep connection to the natural world, she also must face the truth about the forces she has always denied or disdained as superstition powers that suddenly stir within her. But an all-too-human threat is drawing near, determined to exact vengeance. Now Elanna has no choice but to lead a rebellion against the kingdom to which she once gave her allegiance. Trapped between divided loyalties, she must summon the courage to confront a destiny that could tear her apart. Continue reading

Love Me Never: Lovely Vicious Book #1 by Sara Wolf

cover84220-mediumLove Me Never: Lovely Vicious by Sara Wolf is the first book in this series and was released by Entangled Publishing in April 2016. I recently found this book and I after all the praise about this book I knew I had to read it for myself. Sara Wolf creates a very realistic plot line and setting based around two high school teenagers that hate each other at first site. Blake is sixteen years old and as decided to never love again. Her past has a lot of dark history that manages to only hold on to her but make her not trust anyone. She moves with her mother from Florida to Ohio in hopes to leave her mothers abusive boyfriend behind. While starting a new school is scary for some, its a fresh start for Blake. She use to be over weight and bullied at her old school making this a time to start a new. Jack is the most popular and most handsome boy at her new school and as a nickname as the ice prince. Every girl at school is crushing on him but he has no desire for any of them. Jack is what some would call a loner. He is haunted by his past and realizes that he may never be able to leave that behind him. Blake and Jack declare war on each other after Jack hurts the feelings of Blake’s only friend. I really love the “war” and all the crazy, yet funny things that comes throughout the arguments. I find the ending to be a complete surprise, it was not what I was expecting! I can’s wait to read the next book in this series, Forget Me Always. I really like Sara Wolf’s writing style and look forward to reading many more. **I received this book complementary from Entangled Teen/Netgalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

SYNOPSIS: Don’t love your enemy. Declare war on him. Seventeen-year-old Isis Blake hasn’t fallen in love in three years, nine weeks, and five days, and after what happened last time, she intends to keep it that way. Since then she’s lost eighty-five pounds, gotten four streaks of purple in her hair, and moved to Buttcrack-of-Nowhere, Ohio, to help her mom escape a bad relationship. All the girls in her new school want one thing—Jack Hunter, the Ice Prince of East Summit High. Hot as an Armani ad, smart enough to get into Yale, and colder than the Arctic, Jack Hunter’s never gone out with anyone. Sure, people have seen him downtown with beautiful women, but he’s never given high school girls the time of day. Until Isis punches him in the face. Jack’s met his match. Suddenly everything is a game.

The goal: Make the other beg for mercy.

The game board: East Summit High.

The reward: Something neither of them expected

The Arrangement: A Novel by Sarah Dunn

cover98254-mediumThe Arrangement: A Novel by Sarah Dunn was released in March 2017, by Little, Brown and Company. This book as an intriguing premise about a married couple’s agreement to have an open marriage for six months. The couple who have dinner with their friends who tell them that they are experimenting with having an open marriage is where they get the idea. Dunn creates a unique story line with an outstanding list of characters that have very intriguing backstories. I think that the plot line benefits more from the backstories. However, just because a couple can create a list of rules it does not mean they can stick to them and this is where the story gets interesting. I found that the grass is not always greener for some but others may disagree. This book was a fun read! **I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.**

SYNOPSIS: Lucy and Owen, ambitious, thoroughly-therapized New Yorkers, have taken the plunge, trading in their crazy life in a cramped apartment for Beekman, a bucolic Hudson Valley exurb. They’ve got a two hundred year-old house, an autistic son obsessed with the Titanic, and 17 chickens, at last count. It’s the kind of paradise where stay-at-home moms team up to cook the school’s “hot lunch,” dads grill grass-fed burgers, and, as Lucy observes, “chopping kale has become a certain kind of American housewife’s version of chopping wood.” When friends at a wine-soaked dinner party reveal they’ve made their marriage open, sensible Lucy balks. There’s a part of her, though-the part that worries she’s become too comfortable being invisible-that’s intrigued. Why not try a short marital experiment? Six months, clear ground rules, zero questions asked. When an affair with a man in the city begins to seem more enticing than the happily-ever-after she’s known for the past nine years, Lucy must decide what truly makes her happy-“real life,” or the “experiment?”

Doll House by Sam Campbell

untitledI recently received an email from author Sam Campbell asking if I would be interested in reviewing his book Doll House. I love a good mystery/suspense novel and was happy to accept the offer! I will admit that I hope there is a sequel in the works for this novel. Campbell has a style of writing that captures your attention making you want to know more. The plot line, settings, and characters are outstanding. Together, they had to the mystery of this novel leaving you surprised with every page. I really liked the way the writing style shows just how devastating the hardships where for Emma which cause her to be placed in the orphanage. When she arrives at Miss Crummings’ Orphanage she knows almost right away that something is not right. The themes for this novel would center around loss, hope, and friendship. I recommend this book for middle age students or young adults who love a good suspense/mystery.

Synopsis: Crummings’ Home for the Dispossessed. A mysterious orphanage on the outskirts of town. When Emma Winters begins to discover the porcelain dolls hidden within the walls of her new home, dolls that strangely resemble several of her friends, she knows something’s up. It can’t just be a coincidence. The resemblance is uncanny.
In a wave of shock, she realizes her fellow orphans aren’t being adopted at all — they’re disappearing. What secret is old headmistress Viola Crummings hiding?
Emma must hurry to find out. If not, she may disappear next

BookCase.Club May 2017 Sneak Peak + 15% Off Coupon Code

bookcase.clubBookCase.Club  is breaking the rules for the month of May and giving you a sneak peak into two of the cases. The Thrillseeker Case will feature the widely loved The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins and a surprise title. The Strange Worlds Case will feature Armada by Ernest Cline and a surprise title. I really like this monthly subscription box because the price is amazing (only $9.99 plus shipping) and the book selections they send are great reads.  My favorite box they offer would be the Teenage Dreams because I am a huge young adult book fan. So loves, if you are looking for a great monthly book subscription box then BookCase.Club could be the one for you. Just click here and use coupon PATTI15 to save 15% off your first purchase.

 

 

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Home on the Range: Double S Ranch, Book 2 by Ruth Logan Herne

home on the rangeHome  on the Range by Ruth Logan Herne is the second book in the Double S Ranch series and was released April 2017. I really enjoyed the first book and was looking forward to reading this one. Herne is an amazing romance writer! She does an outstanding job in creating a setting that you not only can visualize, but what to go there as well. The characters and plot line have been well thought out. Together they make the novel by favorite so far in the series. The book is very well paced and very believable. This would be a ranch and group of people who you would love to meet and spend time with.  I look forward to reading the next book in this series and other works from the author. **I received this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest and unbiased review** You can get your copy HERE.  **This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.**

Synopsis: Nick Stafford stayed in central Washington, working his family’s large ranch after his brothers left to pursue other passions—but his toughest job is being a single dad. As a child he watched his father fail at marriage and parenting, so Nick was determined to show him up. He’d be a better husband, father, and ranch manager than Sam Stafford ever was. Despite that commitment, three years after Nick’s wife left him, he has a daughter in trouble at school and both of his girls are facing issues that force him to rethink his stubborn plans. For Dr. Elsa Andreas, life fell apart when tragedy caused her to abandon her family therapy practice and retreat to the backwoods of Gray’s Glen. Her school principal sister believes Elsa can guide the Stafford girls and that working with kids will draw Elsa out of her protective bubble. Summer on the Double S teems with life and adventure. Amid the bounty of God and land, will Nick and Elsa find the courage to build futures based on faith rather than fear?

The Last Valentine (A Labyrinth of Love Letters) by Felix Alexander

The Last ValentineThe Last Valentine: A Labyrinth of Love Letters by Felix Alexander was released February 2017 and has received a lot of praise. After reading this book, I must admit that it was written for a true romantic. Now if you love the romantic love stories then this is the book for you, because Felix Alexander does a very lovely job a creating an amazing plot line, list of characters, and setting. Alexander does have a very poetic style of writing. I read this book within two sittings because I really found it hard to put down. The characters are easy to relate to and you can become attached to them wanting to know what happens next. The author makes you feel the way that the characters feel both joy and pain. I found this book an overall incredible read. **I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.** You can your copy HERE.

Synopsis: When Olivia Villalobos finds a bloodstained love letter she endeavors to deliver it before Chief Inspector Sedeño finds it in her possession. A city along the southern coast of Puerto Rico emerges in the aftermath of the Spanish-American War. Olivia, daughter of a drunkard police investigator who never knew the truth behind her mother’s disappearance, finds a bloodstained love letter in the hidden compartment of her father’s coat. Convinced it belonged to the man recently found dead she sets out to deliver it to the Labyrinth of Love Letters. A mysterious place believed to be an urban legend where the transients of forbidden love leave missives for one another. She enlists the help of Isaac Quintero to find the Labyrinth and they soon realize their quest has opened the door into Old Sienna’s darkest secrets—the perils, madness and depth of tragic love.

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