Book Review: Rock-a-bye-rescue

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Title: Rock-A-Bye-Rescue: Guarding Eve / Claiming Caleb

Authors: Beth Cornelison and Karen Whiddon

Publisher: Harlequin

Publication: February 9th 2016

Pages: 288

Synopsis: Two babies in jeopardy…two powerful stories in one! 

When an unhinged cult leader escapes custody, he’ll stop at nothing to get to two innocent babies…and the foster mothers who stand in his way.

GUARDING EVE by Beth Cornelison 

Lila Green goes from foster mom to bodyguard when a storm traps her and six-month-old Eve in a remote mountain cabin with a killer on their heels. Can her neighbor, wounded veteran Dean Hamilton, help them survive?

CLAIMING CALEB by Karen Whiddon 

Michelle Morgan must protect her newborn nephew, Caleb—and even work with her ex-fiancé. FBI agent Garrett Ware never wanted children, but now he’ll sacrifice everything for this baby…and this woman.

Disclaimer: An arc was provided to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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My rating: 2/5

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Book Review: Sweet Seduction by Daire St. Denis

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Title: Sweet Seduction

Author: Daire St. Denis

Publisher: Harlequin

Publication: February 23rd 2016

Synopsis: Daisy Sinclair knows how to make a guy moan with raw pleasure. She should, as owner of the best damn bakery in Chicago. Her cinnamon buns are borderline orgasmic! Of course, standing in front of the city’s biggest (and sexy-as-hell) food critic in her skivvies isn’t the most professional first impression. Especially when he has a wicked glint in his eye…

Jamie Forsythe isn’t exactly a food critic; his twin brother is. One look at Daisy’s mouthwatering curves, and Jamie knows only that he wants to have his cake and Daisy, too. Attraction mixed with deception is a recipe for disaster—the naughtiest, hottest kind imaginable. And there’s no way Jamie can resist being sent to bed…with Daisy as dessert!

Disclaimer: An arc was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

My rating: 5/5

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Book Review: His Forever Family by Sarah M. Anderson

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Title: His Forever Family

Author: Sarah M. Anderson

Publisher: Harlequin

Publication: February 9th 2016

Synopsis:

Found: one baby…and the boss’s future bride?

Tiny and helpless—the abandoned newborn that venture capitalist Marcus Warren finds during a morning run takes him by surprise. So does the sudden longing for his capable assistant, Liberty Reese, who reveals her tender side with the baby.

But Liberty must resist her gorgeous boss’s advances. Her secrets could destroy his trust, her career and the chance to care for the foster child they are both coming to love. Even so, she can’t deny the heat between them—or the fear that her past will end their chance to create a forever family.

Disclaimer: An arc was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

My Rating: 2/5

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Movie review: How to Be Single

Starring: Dakota Johnson, Alison Brie, Rebel Wilson, and Leslie Mann

Date of release: February 12th 2016

Synopsis: After four years of college, young Alice (Dakota Johnson) decides she needs a break from her long-term boyfriend Josh. Excited and ready for new challenges, the eager grad moves to New York to take a job as a paralegal. Helping her navigate her way through an unfamiliar city is Robin (Rebel Wilson), a fun-loving, wild co-worker who enjoys partying and one-night stands. With Robin as her freewheeling guide, Alice can now learn how to get free drinks, meet men and enjoy the single lifestyle.

My rating: 5/5

Why I loved it…

I’m a huge fan of Dakota Johnson. Okay, so if you watched Fifty Shades of Grey or you heard about it, you might dislike her because she chose to portray the infamous submissive character, Anastasia Steele. I’m very well versed in people who hate both her and Jamie Dornan for signing onto the movie but this blog post isn’t about the controversial trilogy. It’s about this movie and the leading actress.

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Book Review: Carrying the King’s Pride by Jennifer Hayward

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Title: Carrying the King’s Pride

Author: Jennifer Hayward

Publisher: Harlequin

Publication: February 23rd 2016

Pages: 192

Synopsis: One last New York night with Sofia Ramirez is all Prince Nikandros Constantinides allowed himself before returning to Akathinia, after a dreadful accident took his brother’s life. But before the royal rebel is crowned, Nik discovers that he didn’t leave Sofia behind alone!

In a baby’s heartbeat, Nik turns Sofia’s world upside down and whisks her away to his Mediterranean kingdom. Dissolving a politically perfect engagement is not what Nik—or his country—had in mind, but this proud prince will do whatever it takes to legitimize his new rule…with a wife and child!

Disclaimer: An arc was given to me on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Why I Quit Tumblr…

I’m 100% sure nobody on here knows who I am and where I’m from.

I mean, you guys will know about my name, my age, which city/province I live in, and how I look like from my bio but you guys don’t know more than that. There are personal things I’m not able to share on my blog because WordPress restricts the idea of random posting. By random posting, I mean thoughtless text posts on what I’m thinking at the moment or just things that are not related to my normal blogging routines.

And I get that it’s my blog and I can do what I want but somehow it feels so different from Tumblr.

If you have a Tumblr, you might agree with me. Tumblr tends to not have much of a structure. There is more content and it’s easier to share such content. With WordPress, posts are limited to the views of your followers and sometimes, the odd viewers searching the tags. But with Tumblr, content is constantly reblogged(shared) across blogs on dashboards. It’s quick. It’s easy. It’s just one click.

You might be wondering now why this post if I liked Tumblr so much. Why did I quit? What was so awful that you decided that enough was enough and you needed to leave?

It’s nothing dramatic.

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What I’m Watching on American Netflix

I’m starting off this post by admitting that I’m rarely a Netflix TV show person. I usually watch indie films or movies I’ve sadly missed in the movie theatres due to my hectic schedule at the time of release. And if you don’t know yet, I’m actually Canadian. I reside in Toronto and I watch American Netflix.

Let’s not call the cops but I use an extension to watch Netflix without any borders and thus, no restrictions.

Oh, it’s wild here at my blog.

Anyways, so you’ve probably clicked on this post hoping to find the next show to distract you from your responsibilities in your life and I’m here to help you out.

Here are the TV shows I’m digging right now.

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Book Review: To Steal a Heart

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Title: To Steal a Heart

Author: K.C. Bateman

Publisher: Loveswept

Publication Date: February 23rd 2016

Synopsis: In a dazzling historical romance that’s perfect for fans of Sabrina Jeffries, Lisa Kleypas, and Courtney Milan, debut author K. C. Bateman brings Napoleonic France to life as a master spy and a beautiful thief find love and intrigue in each other’s arms.

Forced to do the bidding of a corrupt government minister, Marianne de Bonnard agrees to plant incriminating evidence in the offices of France’s most notorious spymaster. Under cover of night, the tightrope-walking thief puts her skills to good use—until her aerial stunt is foiled when her target appears in the window and, with consummate poise, helps Marianne off the wire and into his lair. The tremors that run through her body are not just from fear; there’s an unwanted frisson of desire there, too. But is it because of her elegant, wickedly handsome host . . . or his proposition?

Nicolas Valette has had plans for his graceful trespasser since he witnessed her unique skills at the Cirque Olympique. Sinuous as a cat, Marianne is perfect for his next mission, but she refuses his generous offer for fear of disobeying her family’s tormenter. When their mutual enemy auctions off her virginity to the highest bidder, Nicolas leaps at the chance to purchase her cooperation. Keeping her will be like trying to tame a wild animal, but what’s life without a little risk? Besides, Nicolas and Marianne both want the same thing: revenge—and, perhaps, something else that’s equally delicious.

Disclaimer: An arc was provided to me from the publisher on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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Let’s Talk About F4F [Discussion Post]

If you don’t know what F4F, it basically is the short form for follow for follow. It’s popularly known on instagram but I assume it can be popular on pretty much any social media outlet that has a follower system.

I’m on instagram as a bookstagram (an account on instagram that focuses mainly on books.) You can follow my account here. And as far as I’m concerned, everyone deals with the comment “F4F” from time to time. Most of the comments I’ve read from instagrams I follow tell me that they absolutely hate “F4F.” Some of them even went as far as posting “Do not ask F4F” in their bio,which I understand because it is their own given right. It’s there account. They can choose to not do follow for follow or choose to bypass follow for follow comments on their pictures.

However, is F4F really that bad?

My opinion? I think not. I’m guilty of doing F4F from time to time on accounts I really appreciate and enjoy because why not build friendships like that? By mutually following each other, we’re solidfying our bond and appreciation for each other’s accounts. It’s like liking someone and having them reciprocate their love to you back. They can decide no, they don’t want to follow you because your account may not be what they’re looking for but at least you tried to get them to see what you had to offer. And then you can have the choice of deciding you should continue following them because they are really cool or you choose to stop because hey! Maybe you changed your mind anyways.

What I really think the problem here is the misunderstanding people tend to have with this seemingly spam comment or maybe it’s just the bad reputation it gets because everyone seems to do it.

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Why You Should Watch Morning Glory on Valentine’s Day.

Hello there!

While I love the cute Valentine’s day movie and song suggestions everyone is posting about on their blogs or their instagram feeds, I just want to say that this year, I’m not buying into that love garbage. No, I didn’t get my heart broken. And no, I’m not bitter because I have no date or boyfriend to share the day with. I just think Valentine’s day is another day for me because I’m single and it’s really not that big of a deal.

I’m not upset about it. It’s just the way my life is presently at the moment. For me right now, I don’t feel like buying into the watch-a-romantic-movie-by-yourself-and-hope-it-happens-to-you movies because I feel like I can slay my own dragons. I don’t need a man on Valentine’s Day to feel complete. I don’t need a man every day of the year because I need someone to hold my hand, give me a hug, or squeeze my butt. If I want a boy, I would want the boy because I find a deep connection with him that I never felt before. Otherwise, I’m not going to actively look for one…for now…at least.

ANYWAYS. ENOUGH WITH MY RANT ON WHY I CHOOSE TO BE SINGLE ON VALENTINE’S DAY.

This post is about why you should watch this movie…

Morning Glory

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