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REVIEW: LYING TO CHILDREN by ALEX SHAHLA — July 16, 2017

REVIEW: LYING TO CHILDREN by ALEX SHAHLA

A fictional father writes letters to his college-aged daughter and son remembering events, large and small, from their family’s past in the poignant and hilarious Lying to Children. In this collection of sometimes outrageous, sometimes sad, often heartwarming interconnected vignettes, author Alex Shahla enters the fray with a delightful confessional celebration of family life told in stories from a dad’s unique perspective. Centered around the untruths parents regularly tell their kids in an effort to protect (or silence) them–from “Daddy Loves his Job” to “There’s a Jolly Fat Man who Brings You Presents (Assembly Required)” –Lying to Children is an unforgettable familial history filled with laughter, tears, and life lessons, and brimming over with a somewhat-less-than-perfect suburban dad’s unwavering love.

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We have all done it, Lie to Children, and if you say you haven’t you are fibbing. Most of the time those lies are to shield such children from daily trials and tribulations of how life really is. Most always we don’t want our children to see the evil/hard comings of the world. Alex Shahla presents “Lying to Children” to us with some pretty funny life lies. I’ve laughed throughout the book and also had my eyes opened to a bit of wisdom.

One thing particularly that stood out to me was in the “Daddy loves his job” chapter. “See the bricks, not the wall. It’s a lesson that I learned too late in life. It took me some time, but with your mother’s help I was finally able to see my job for what it was– a step on my path. Not the end, but a stop on my journey to something better — to becoming a “corporate something or whatever”.

This is the kind of wisdom that Alex Shahla brings to “Lying to Children”. Wisdom that’s legit. I like that a lot! There is so much of it in this novel, so much that I can’t tell you about it.

So with that being said, hats off to you Alex.

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Grab a copy, keep it close. Even take it into the bathroom for a quick chapter read now and again. Unless you’re a germophobe like the father of “Lying to Children”.

 

 

**Thank you #BookSparks & #AlexShahla for letting me read/review this novel!!

 

Featuring & GIVEAWAY: PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY — July 9, 2017

Featuring & GIVEAWAY: PATTI CALLAHAN HENRY

 

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In honor of Patti Callahan Henry’s newest novel “The Bookshop at Water’s End”, let’s give a copy away!!!!
THE BOOKSHOP AT WATER’S END releases July 11th 2017.

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“Bonny Blankenship’s most treasured memories are of idyllic summers spent in Watersend, South Carolina, with her best friend, Lainey McKay. Amid the sand dunes and oak trees draped with Spanish moss, they swam and wished for happy-ever-afters, then escaped to the local bookshop to read and whisper in the glorious cool silence. Until the night that changed everything, the night that Lainey’s mother disappeared.

Now, in her early fifties, Bonny is desperate to clear her head after a tragic mistake threatens her career as an emergency room doctor, and her marriage crumbles around her. With her troubled teenage daughter, Piper, in tow, she goes back to the beloved river house, where she is soon joined by Lainey and her two young children. During lazy summer days and magical nights, they reunite with bookshop owner Mimi, who is tangled with the past and its mysteries. As the three women cling to a fragile peace, buried secrets and long ago loves return like the tide.”

Release Day & REVIEW: THIS IS DANGEROUS by KENNEDY FOX — July 6, 2017

Release Day & REVIEW: THIS IS DANGEROUS by KENNEDY FOX



Title: Checkmate: This is Dangerous
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #1)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara Eirew
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: July 6, 2017
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Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?

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Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor.
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him.
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says.

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing.

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

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THE GRANDE FINALE OF THE CHECKMATE DUET SERIES IS COMING SOON!

Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second Chance Romance
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: September 12, 2017


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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!

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I can’t deny my obsession with this amazingly talented author duo. My word, these two make their stories seem so effortless. I finished “This is Reckless” in record time and am left wishing for more from Layla! In this series of “Friends to Lovers” we are finally learning why Logan is so stubborn and uneasy to be around. I knew he had to be hiding something and that he sure was.

My heart really tugged the most for Kayla. She too has skeletons in the closet and I felt so much sadness for all she has been through. An outsider would think she is a successful dog loving goddess and while she is that she also has a history that will make you thankful for your own past. A few times I really thought I would shed a few tears but Kayla is so strong and she wouldn’t want my pity.

As the book comes to an end we learn so much about Logan & Kayla. I can promise you it’s going to leave you waiting on the edge until the next book releases (Freaking September). So basically wake me up when September is here!!!

Be sure to grab your copy of “This is reckless”, your not going to want to miss this!!!! As always, hats of to my girls K&F!!!

 

 

 

Review: DATING YOU HATING YOU by CHRISTINA LAUREN — July 5, 2017

Review: DATING YOU HATING YOU by CHRISTINA LAUREN

Ok so I finally popped my Christina Lauren cherry with “DATING YOU HATING YOU” and wow!

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Evie and Carter are the cutest but they know there is no way they can have a relationship. They both work for competing firms in Hollywood but soon they become one, making it really impossible. They quickly develop feeling for each other which only complicates things but makes for a good story.

I really enjoy the story line that Christina & Lauren have created but wish there would have been a bit more sneaking around in the bathroom to steal a moment together scenes.Carter and Evie were hilarious as they are both competing for one job that only one can have. Reading this book will have you laughing out loud on multiple occasions.

If you are looking for a quick easy read “DATING YOU HATING YOU” is the one for you. I really enjoyed my first CHRISTINA LAUREN book, it for sure won’t be the last!

Grab a copy today at your local target or faithful Amazon!!

I give •Dating You Hating You•

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REVIEW: THIS IS DANGEROUS by KENNEDY FOX — July 4, 2017

REVIEW: THIS IS DANGEROUS by KENNEDY FOX

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Kennedy Fox is baccccckkkk & these ladies have lead me to day drinking. It’s barely afternoon and I’m drinking a margarita because “This is Dangerous” has left me feeling just that.

I can’t deny my obsession with this amazingly talented author duo. My word these two make their stories seem so effortless. I finished “This is Dangerous” in record time and I am left wishing for more from Layla! In this series of “Friends to Lovers” we are finally learning why Logan is so stubborn and uneasy to be around. I knew he had to be hiding something and that he sure was.

My heart really tugged the most for Kayla. She too has skeletons in the closet and I felt so much sadness for all she has been through. An outsider would think she is a successful dog loving goddess and while she is that she also has a history that will make you thankful for your own past. A few times I really thought I would shed a few tears but Kayla is so strong and she wouldn’t want my pity.

As the book comes to an end we learn so much about Logan & Kayla. I can promise you it’s going to leave you waiting on the edge until the next book releases (Freaking September). So basically wake me up when September is here!!!

Be sure to grab your copy of “This is Dangerous”, you are not going to want to miss this!!!! As always, hats of to my girls K&F!!!

The review is in, I give

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Keep following for more great reads! I’m just getting started.

 

Xo

BBM

REVIEW: THE SUNSHINE SISTERS BY JANE GREEN — June 26, 2017

REVIEW: THE SUNSHINE SISTERS BY JANE GREEN

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While “The Sunshine Sisters” wasn’t as great of a book as I originally thought it would be, I still found myself liking parts of the novel. I feel like some books have too much hype to live up to & this novel was one of those books. As always, hats off to Jane Green for writing and publishing a book. It takes a lot to do such and I feel that it’s important to acknowledge that.

Ronni Sunshine is a selfish, selfish person; fame tends to do this to many. She’s too caught up in her B-list actress lifestyle to see what life is really giving her. Ronni has three daughters Nell, Meredith and Lizzy; all three very unlike the other. With Ronni mostly being rude and in her moods her children fend for themselves. It’s really a wonder that they turned out as good as they did, though they had a few bumps along the way.

Through the years Ronni has self diagnosed herself with many different diagnoses with the help of WebMD but little do the girls know, their mother truly is terminal this time. Ronni calls her daughters home in hopes to mend their relationship, between her and each other. I’ll admit, I did enjoy hearing about the girls lifestyle but it wasn’t enough to make me love the book.

The book shows you how the girls have coped (not very well) through life with a mother who was never very present. My personal opinion, for what it’s worth, this book had very little story line and the beachy cover to the novel is very misleading. I wouldn’t recommend this book to anyone even if I thought someone else may like it. I know that’s harsh but I really feel this book isn’t that great and they would only be reading to see if the girls can act as sisters again.

With this being said I give “The Sunshine Sisters”

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Have you read this novel yet? What are your thoughts on it?

 

Until next time

xo,

BBM

 

GIVEAWAY: BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK BY MARY KAY ANDREWS — June 21, 2017

GIVEAWAY: BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK BY MARY KAY ANDREWS

Nothing says summer like a summer cookbook from New York Times Best Selling Author MARY KAY ANDREWS. THE BEACH HOUSE COOKBOOK is sure to be a summer cookbook you’ll use for years to come!! I’m lucky enough to have a copy to giveaway. So without further a due let’s cut to the chase.

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Special thanks to Tandem Literary for the giveaway copy!!! Xo