Month: July 2017

July Wrap-Up: A Whole Lot of ..

Posted July 30, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Monthly Wrap-Up / 6 Comments
July Wrap-Up:  A Whole Lot of Summer Going On

First, allow me to pat myself on the back for getting my Monthly Wrap-Up posted ON TIME and even linking it up to a meme – The Sunday Post hosted by Kimba at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.  The Sunday Post is a weekly feature where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.  Maybe I’ll work up to weekly updates, but my last two […]

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Reflections: Scrappy Little No..

Posted July 25, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Reflections: Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick

I’ve never really gotten into audiobooks and nonfiction has never kept my interest, but I think I found my jive:  nonfiction on audio book!  I’ve always eyed-up the big celebrity books Goodreads (Here’s looking at you, Amy Schumer, Tina Fey, and Mindy Kaling) and thought… what if I could actually make it through these books?  Would I like them? Could I like them? Flashback to last weekend and voila! I […]

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The Duke of Manhattan by Louis..

Posted July 20, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Duke of Manhattan by Louise Bay

The Duke of Manhattan is one of the reasons I love trying new authors! This was my first book by Louise Bay and now I might be hooked. The Duke of Manhattan was funny, sweet, and super steamy – all the things you look for in a guilty pleasure Contemporary Romance. The Duke of Manhattan was action packed and incredibly fast paced. Ryder Westbury is next in line to inherit […]

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The Foxe & the Hound by R..

Posted July 18, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
The Foxe & the Hound by R.S. Grey

ATTENTION: THERE ARE CUTE DOGS IN THIS BOOK!!! The Foxe and the Hound was a fun Rom-Com read.  I’ve read several of R.S. Grey’s books and know I’m in store for a funny story and a light take on the enemies-to-lovers plot. This one delivered on both AND had an adorable Bernese Mountain Dog puppy named Mouse acting as the matchmaker! What I liked… This was an extremely well-written book […]

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Mr. Fixer Upper by Lucy Score

Posted July 14, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Mr. Fixer Upper by Lucy Score

A favorite author releases a romance novel featuring a reality Home Improvement show!?!  Lucy Score clearly wrote Mr. Fixer Upper for me. As a devout HGTV enthusiast and homeowner with more ambition than common sense, release day had me refreshing Amazon like a woman possessed. (Note to self:  learn to preorder books) Gannon King and his twin sister, Cat are the network darlings and hosts of Kings of Construction – […]

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Dating You/Hating You by Chris..

Posted July 12, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren

I was DYING in anticipation to see what Christina Lauren’s first stand-alone romance outside of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series would look like.  High on drama, Dating You/Hating You was a quirky and fluffy comedy that focused on the almost lovers and then the enemies-back-to-lovers story of Carter Aaron and Evelyn “Evie” Abby.   Dating You/Hating You didn’t start as a traditional Romantic Comedy – Evie and Carter are […]

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Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

Posted July 10, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

I finally gave up on waiting for Shacking Up to be available at the library.  I was leaving on vacation a woman deserves a good beach read, right?  Helena Hunting’s lates romance fit the bill and was a light-hearted, low angst read that was high on laughs. The drama wasn’t over-the-top, but Ruby and Bancroft were very sweet and an enjoyable focal point for the story. This was a slow-burn romance with the characters […]

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June Wrap-Up: There’s No..

Posted July 5, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Monthly Wrap-Up / 0 Comments
June Wrap-Up: There’s No Place Like Home!

Once again I’m running behind schedule and posting June’s monthly wrap-up well into July – but what else is new?  June was another crazy month and I spent more nights in hotel rooms than my own bed with a week in both Chicago and Tampa for work and then finally to Door County, Wisconsin for some much-needed R&R (and cheese curds) with the husband.  There was lots of time to […]

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A Breath of Fire by Amanda Bou..

Posted July 4, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
A Breath of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

I finished this book almost a week ago and can’t get this Cat and Griffin off my mind.  Breath of Fire was an enjoyable read, but I’m appreciating it more the longer I have to think through the overall story arc – aren’t books strange like that sometimes? Maybe it has to do with the jam-packed storyline… Overall this series continues to be very enjoyable.  A Breath of Fire is well […]

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