April 2013

Summary from Goodreads

The girl he thinks he loves needs to disappear. I don’t want tonight to be irreversible, so I pull away, breathing him in one last time.

Ella and Micha have been best friends since childhood, until one tragic night shatters their relationship and Ella decides to leave everything behind to start a new life at college, including Micha.

But now it’s summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can.… Read more >>>

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Barely Breathing by Rebecca Donovan‏

Summary from Goodreads

Unanswered questions. Burning desire. Heartbreaking consequences

The scandalous secrets of Emma’s abuse are revealed, but she still has so much to learn out about her past. Why did her mother leave her all those years ago? What really happened the night Emma’s father died? Were her memories of being happy just a dream?

The repercussions of one horrific night has affected the lives of everyone involved. But with the promise of true love and new relationships, will Emma let it ruin hers for good?

Paperback, 579 pages
Published March 14th 2013 by Razorbill (first published April 30th 2012)
My Review

After the shocking cliffhanger at the end of Reason to Breathe, I just had to pick Barely Breathing up right away- thank goodness I already had it there to pick up!!Read more >>>

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Date by Mistake by Candace Havens with Shannon Leigh, Gwen Hayes, Jill Monroe and Rosemary Clement-Moore - Blog Tour

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Title: Date by Mistake (Anthology)
Author: Candace Havens, Shannon Leigh, Gwen Hayes, Rosemary Clement-Moore, Jill Monroe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 277 pages
Release Date: March 2013
Imprint: Indulgence

You never know what you’ll get when …

Mr. Virile and the Girl Next Door by Gwen Hayes 

Seduction is the name of the game when two rival dating advice darlings agree to be romantically linked to boost publicity. But all bets are off when they take the battle of the sexes from the web to the bed!

Tycoon Reunion by Candace Havens and Shannon Leigh 

Sparks fly when a project brings a heartbreaker back to town and into the path of the woman he left behind.… Read more >>>

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Leave Me Alone by Kes Gray & Lee Wildish

My Review

Well WOW, this is such a powerful little book with a super strong positive message!

Bullying is such a sad but unfortunately very common thing in today’s society, but this book handles overcoming a bully wonderfully. It is lightly handled and is told beautifully and with great sensitivity!

My daughter loved this story, although she was a little sad for the poor little boy! I’m pleased to say she was delighted when his friends stood up for him and with one loud voice they overcame the bully. And the little boy didn’t have to be lonely and afraid anymore.… Read more >>>

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The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

Summary from Goodreads

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Paperback, 316 pages
Published January 3rd 2013 by Penguin Books
(first published January 1st 2012)
 
 
My Review
 
The Fault in Our Stars is such a beautiful book – tough, raw, heart breaking, but simply stunning the whole way through!… Read more >>>
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Sometimes I Feel Sunny by Gillian Shields & Georgie Birkett

My Review

Sometimes I Feel Sunny is an all round wonderful read! My 4 year old and my 20 week old both really enjoy this book – so it appeals to a wide age range!

Best of all, it is a brilliant rhyming book – YAY! I really do think they are the best for reading out loud and holding kids attentions!

This is a really happy story full of fun and lots of different feelings. It goes through all the different moods and the highs and lows a child goes through. But at the end of the day things return back to normal when they snuggle down in their nice, warm, safe beds!… Read more >>>

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 Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:: 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!


My Teaser:

“Just because it’s broken doesn’t mean it looses it’s importance.… Read more >>>

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Indie Author Challenge #1

Every month I am going to challenge myself to read 2 Indie author books! I think there are some wonderful Indie’s out there and I am very keen to showcase their works! I don’t think Indie books get enough exposure and more people need to take a chance on them – there are most probably a lot of diamonds in the rough out there just waiting to be discovered! 
I have a stack of Indie books already, which need some loving and I can only appologise to the authors for not getting to them sooner. After I get down the review pile I will be on the search for more books to add to this feature.… Read more >>>
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