Book Review: Confessions of a Domestic Failure by Bunmi Laditan



Title: Confessions of a Domestic Failure
Author: Bunmi Laditan
Publication: May 2nd 2017
Pages: 320

From the creator of The Honest Toddler comes a fiction debut sure to be a must-read for moms everywhere

There are good moms and bad momsand then there are hot-mess moms. Introducing Ashley Keller, career girl turned stay-at-home mom who’s trying to navigate the world of Pinterest-perfect, Facebook-fantastic and Instagram-impressive mommies but failing miserably.

When Ashley gets the opportunity to participate in the “Motherhood Better” bootcamp run by the mommy-blog-empire maven she idolizes, she jumps at the chance to become the perfect mom she’s always wanted to be. But will she fly high or flop?

With her razor-sharp wit and knack for finding the funny in everything, Bunmi Laditan creates a character as flawed and lovable as Bridget Jones or Becky Bloomwood while hilariously lambasting the societal pressures placed upon every new mother. At its heart, Ashley’s story reminds moms that there’s no way to be perfect, but many ways to be great.

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I picked this book on a whim from a thrift shop and immediately purchased it when I read on the back that it was a mixture of Becky Bloomwood from Confessions of A Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella and Bridget jones.

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Book Review: My Lady’s Choosing by Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris 



Title: My Lady’s Choosing
Author: Kitty Curran & Larissa Zageris
Publication: April 3rd 2018
Pages: 352

The romance novel that lets you pick your path, follow your heart, and find happily ever after

You are the plucky but penniless heroine in the center of eighteenth-century society, courtship season has begun, and your future is at hand. Will you flip forward fetchingly to find love with the bantering baronet Sir Benedict Granville? Or turn the page to true love with the hardworking, horse-loving highlander Captain Angus McTaggart? Or perhaps race through the chapters chasing a good (and arousing) man gone mad, bad, and scandalous to know, Lord Garraway Craven? Or read on recklessly and take to the Continent as the “traveling companion” of the spirited and adventuresome Lady Evangeline? Or yet some other intriguing fate? Make choices, turn pages, and discover all the daring delights of the multiple (and intertwining!) storylines. And in every path you pick, beguiling illustrations bring all the lust and love to life.

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Book Review: Dear Dwayne, With Love by Eliza Gordon



Title: Dear Dwayne, With Love
Author: Eliza Gordon
Publication: January 23rd 2018
Pages: 375

Wannabe actress Dani Steele’s résumé resembles a cautionary tale on how not to be famous. She’s pushing thirty and stuck in a dead-end insurance job, and her relationship status is holding at uncommitted. With unbearably perfect sisters and a mother who won’t let her forget it, Dani has two go-tos for consolation: maple scones and a blog in which she pours her heart out to her celebrity idol. He’s the man her father never was, no boyfriend will ever be—and not so impossible a dream as one might think. When Dani learns that he’s planning a fund-raising event where the winning amateur athlete gets a walk-on in his new film, she decides to trade pastries and self-doubt for running shoes and a sexy British trainer with adorable knees.

But when Dani’s plot takes an unexpected twist, she realizes that her happy ending might have to be improvised—and that proving herself to her idol isn’t half as important as proving something to herself.

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This is a work of fiction. While Dwayne Johnson p/k/a The Rock is a real person, events relating to him in the book are a product of the author’s imagination. Mr. Johnson is not affiliated with this book, and has not endorsed it or participated in any manner in connection with this book.

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I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.

I was approached to review this book and honestly, I didn’t read the synopsis when I said yes. I saw the adorable cover featuring the donuts and dumbbells and saw the title and just knew in my gut this book was for me. It was only until my friend pointed out to me that it was about diary entries to Dwayne ‘the rock’ Johnson did my gusto falter. A bit. I mean, really? A book featuring diary entries written to a real life celebrity?

But yup.

It happened. I read them. And I loved them.

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Book Review: The Traitor Prince by C.J. Redwine



Title: The Traitor Prince
Author: C.J. Redwine
Publication: February 13th 2018
Pages: 416

Javan Najafai, crown prince of Akram, has spent the last ten years at an elite boarding school, far away from his kingdom. But his eagerly awaited return home is cut short when a mysterious imposter takes his place—and no one believes Javan is the true prince.

After barely escaping the imposter’s assassins, Javan is thrown into Maqbara, the kingdom’s most dangerous prison. The only way to gain an audience with the king — and reveal Javan’s identity — is to fight in Maqbara’s yearly tournament. But winning is much harder than acing competitions at school, and soon Javan finds himself beset not just by the terrifying creatures in the arena, but also a band of prisoners allied against him, and even the warden herself.

The only person who can help him is Sajda, who has been enslaved by Maqbara’s warden since she was a child, and whose guarded demeanor and powerful right hook keep the prisoners in check. Working with Sajda might be the only way Javan can escape alive — but she has dangerous secrets.

Together, Javan and Sajda have to outwit the vicious warden, outfight the deadly creatures, and outlast the murderous prisoners intent on killing Javan. If they fail, they’ll be trapped in Maqbara for good—and the secret Sajda’s been hiding will bury them both.


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The Traitor Prince is a highly anticipated book that follows in the Ravenspire series but can be completely read standalone. I never read the first two books in this story and understood this one completely. It tells the story of Javan, a prince that has been studying rigorously for the past 10 years in a special school for princes because he wants to honor his late mother’s wishes and bring pride and joy to his kingdom and of course, impress his father. Suddenly, well planned out attacks to Javan are taking place.

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BOOK REVIEW: Twisted Fate by Jessi Elliot



Title: Twisted Fate
Author: Jessi Elliot
Publication: February 13th 2018
Pages: 243

Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.

Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.

Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous Fae Leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.

Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.

Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.

When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.


I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

When Jessi first approached me back in Summer of 2017 with hopes of letting me review her debut novel, I knew I had to get my hands on one. I loved romance but I didn’t know what urban fantasy was nor did I know if I actually liked fantasy novels. Thank goodness, a long list of fantasy arcs from publishers fell into my hands and converted me into a fantasy lover so I absolutely had no doubts when I read this book.

Twisted Fate tells the story of Aurora Marshall, a senior in university who has eyes on the prize also known as graduating and making a name for herself. While she may seem like a typical student, she has a family that is drained financially from taking care of her younger brother who is fighting cancer. That’s right, folks. It’s going to be a tear-jerker. Typically found in libraries cramming for the next exam or finishing up a project, Aurora is convinced to attend a party and it’s there were things go wrong. She’s kidnapped, exposed to the world of faes (mythical creatures who look eerily like humans but so much more beautiful), and finds herself on a quest to protect her best friend. Oh yeah, and it doesn’t hurt that the leader of the faes is smokin’ hot.

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Book Review: The Queen’s Rising by Rebecca Ross



Title: The Queen’s Rising
Author: Rebecca Ross
Publication: February 6th 2018
Pages: 464

When her seventeenth summer solstice arrives, Brienna desires only two things: to master her passion and to be chosen by a patron.

Growing up in the southern Kingdom of Valenia at the renowned Magnalia House should have prepared her for such a life. While some are born with an innate talent for one of the five passions—art, music, dramatics, wit, and knowledge—Brienna struggled to find hers until she belatedly chose to study knowledge. However, despite all her preparations, Brienna’s greatest fear comes true—the solstice does not go according to plan and she is left without a patron.

Months later, her life takes an unexpected turn when a disgraced lord offers her patronage. Suspicious of his intent, and with no other choices, she accepts. But there is much more to his story, and Brienna soon discovers that he has sought her out for his own vengeful gain. For there is a dangerous plot being planned to overthrow the king of Maevana—the archrival kingdom of Valenia—and restore the rightful queen, and her magic, to the northern throne. And others are involved—some closer to Brienna than she realizes.

With war brewing between the two lands, Brienna must choose whose side she will remain loyal to—passion or blood. Because a queen is destined to rise and lead the battle to reclaim the crown. The ultimate decision Brienna must determine is: Who will be that queen?


I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

The Queen’s Rising is one of those books that is written so beautifully and so well that you’re sucked into the story and you’re forgetting that the book is about 500 pages. I know a lot of you guys love thick books but after reading Zenith, I’m tired guys! But anyways, The Queen’s Rising is Rebecca Ross’s debut novel. While there are some flaws with the pacing and the way certain things executed, it was a wonderfully adventurous book that I’m sure a lot of fantasy genre lovers will love.

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BOOK REVIEW: This Love Will Self-Destruct by Leslie Cohen

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Title: This Love Will Self-Destruct
Author: Leslie Cohen
Publication: January 23rd 2018
Pages: 336

This is the classic tale of boy meets girl: Girl…goes home with someone else.

Meet Eve. She’s a dreamer, a feeler, a careening well of sensitivities who can’t quite keep her feet on the ground, or steer clear of trouble. She’s a laugher, a crier, a quirky and quick-witted bleeding-heart-worrier.

Meet Ben. He’s an engineer, an expert at leveling floors who likes order, structure, and straight lines. He doesn’t opine, he doesn’t ruminate, he doesn’t simmer until he boils over.

So naturally, when the two first cross paths, sparks don’t exactly fly. But then they meet again. And again. And then, finally, they find themselves with a deep yet fragile connection that will change the course of their relationship—possibly forever.

Follow Eve and Ben as they navigate their twenties on a winding journey through first jobs, first dates, and first breakups; through first reunions, first betrayals and, maybe, first love. This is When Harry Met Sally reimagined; a charming tale told from two unapologetically original points of view. With an acerbic edge and heartwarming humor, debut novelist Leslie Cohen takes us on a tour of what life looks like when it doesn’t go according to plan, and explores the complexity, chaos, and comedy in finding a relationship built to last.



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This Love Will Self-destruct seems exactly like the chick-lit novel you’ve been browsing around the bookstore for. It has an adorable cover, an enticing synopsis, and it just seems light and fun from a quick flip through. You’re not wrong. I found myself slipping into this story, needing to know what would happen to our hero and heroine, Ben and Eve after the first chapter. I enjoyed this story but what was really weird was that I was so completely satisfied with the ending; I ended up enjoying the ending more than the beginning, and the build up.

I know!

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Book Review: By the Book by Julia Sonneborn

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Title: By the Book
Author: Julia Sonneborn
Publication: February 6th 2018
Pages: 384

An English professor struggling for tenure discovers that her ex-fiancé has just become the president of her college—and her new boss—in this whip-smart modern retelling of Jane Austen’s classic Persuasion.

Anne Corey is about to get schooled.

An English professor in California, she’s determined to score a position on the coveted tenure track at her college. All she’s got to do is get a book deal, snag a promotion, and boom! She’s in. But then Adam Martinez—her first love and ex-fiancé—shows up as the college’s new president.

Anne should be able to keep herself distracted. After all, she’s got a book to write, an aging father to take care of, and a new romance developing with the college’s insanely hot writer-in-residence. But no matter where she turns, there’s Adam, as smart and sexy as ever. As the school year advances and her long-buried feelings begin to resurface, Anne begins to wonder whether she just might get a second chance at love.

Funny, smart, and full of heart, this modern ode to Jane Austen’s classic explores what happens when we run into the demons of our past…and when they turn out not to be so bad, after all.


I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I wanted to start this review off that I totally didn’t know that this book was based on Jane Austen’s Persuasion! Given that I never actually read Persuasion, By the Book by Julia Sonneborn was reviewed based on my enjoyment of the plot and not on how it followed the plot line of the classic etc.

By the Book tells the story of a couple who isn’t a couple anymore. Anne and Adam were college sweethearts but after much pressure from Anne’s professor, family, and life, Anna and Adam break it off after their college graduation. Add ten years or so and we have Anne, unhappy, uninspired, and lonely, working as a college professor, teaching literature to the young and vulnerable. It isn’t until Adam is elected as the college’s president is then when we finally learn the backstory of them.

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BOOK REVIEW: Silent Song by Jaci Wheeler

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Title: Silent Song
Author: Jaci Wheeler
Publication: January 22nd 2018
Pages: 298

I’m Deaf. What most people view as a disadvantage, I see as an advantage.
I feel my way through life in my 1969 Ford Fairlane. The vibrations and speed sustain me, the race track is where I dominate.
I thought racing was all I needed to survive…but I was wrong.

Music is my life. I inhale the melody and breathe in the lyrics.
That was until I met someone that opened my eyes to a new culture. Who knew all it would take was silence for me to really experience music.

When Silence and sound collide it creates an explosion of the senses.





I was given an ARC by the author in exchange for an honest review.

I was approached by Jaci Wheeler, herself, to review one of her latest releases coming out early 2018 and I was actually pretty stoked to read it. The synopsis of Silent Song seemed just like what I was always in the mood for. A romance filled with more complicated issues and discussing topics most books do not cover.

Such as people who are deaf.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Attraction Equation by Kadie Scott

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Title: The Attraction Equation
Author: Kadie Scott
Publication: November 13th 2017
Pages: 197

FBI agent Max Carter lives his life by a strict set of rules—rules that don’t allow for distraction, deviation…or a relationship. But tell that to his matchmaking mama. To avoid yet another set-up, he announces he has a girlfriend. And now has to produce said girlfriend at Christmas dinner. Maybe Santa has a suitable actress in that red bag of his…

Gina Castillo is about to break her building’s iron-clad “no pets” policy to give her little brother the perfect Christmas gift—a dog. Too bad Max, the most inconveniently sexy tenant in the building, catches her red handed. Gina expects to be evicted, but instead finds herself blackmailed into playing the role of his girlfriend.

Two lies plus one dog should equal a hot mess of a holiday, but attraction and Christmas magic might just defy the rules…


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MY RATING: 4.5/5

I received an ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

This is my second book from Kadie Scott and after falling absolutely in love with ‘The Wrong Kind of Compatible’ which is the first book in the Love Undercover series, I was excited to hear about this new release!

And the hype definitely lived up to it. Ever since the first book, I fell in love with Max as a character. Who doesn’t love a best friend who is always there for you and there to tell you to get your act together and go for the girl?

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