Month: November 2017

Review: Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

Posted November 30, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  Hooking Up by Helena Hunting

I love a good Helena Hunting book and had been looking forward to seeing Amalie kick Armstrong to the curb since they appeared in Shacking Up.  Hooking Up was a terrific piece of romantic comedy with a little bit of self-discovery and girl power thrown in for fun.  Oh – and it takes place in Bora Bora and New York – talk about a great setting! Prim and proper Amalie […]

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This Year’s Holiday Romance TBR

Posted November 28, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 13 Comments
This Year’s Holiday Romance TBR

I love lists, so what could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. Call it my Christmas-vice, but I love a good Holiday Romance and the cheesier, the better! I As long as there is mistletoe and hot cocoa you can count me in, so this week’s Top 10 Tuesday theme […]

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Review: Eversong (The Kindred) by Donna Grant

Posted November 27, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 0 Comments
Review: Eversong (The Kindred) by Donna Grant

Kick-butt heroines, awesome action scenes, and a whole lot of witchcraft.  Donna Grant’s Eversong is the first book in the Kindred series, focusing on a group of witch-hunters in Medieval England.  Billed as a medieval paranormal romance, Eversong blends both fantasy and historical elements of 1300’s England to set-up what is sure to be an action-packed, nail-biting series.  Unfortunately, I found both the world building and overarching romance to be […]

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Sunday Synopsis #11: The Turkey Hangover

Posted November 26, 2017 by Mallory in Sunday Synopsis / 13 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #11:  The Turkey Hangover

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   I hope everyone in the U.S. had a great, long Thanksgiving weekend!   We entertained my family on Thursday for brunch and watching the Macy’s Parade.  The morning was a nice break from Turkey and I loved […]

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Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

Posted November 21, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things, Top 10 Tuesday / 14 Comments
Ten Authors I’m Thankful For

I love lists, so what could be better than a weekly meme dedicated to them? Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish – visit their page for more wonderful lists. Oh gosh this post almost got me a little emotional!  I love the closeness the Holidays bring and the time for self-reflection.  This week’s Top 10 Tuesday is about books that we’re thankful for – but things are […]

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Review: Tycoon by Katy Evans

Posted November 20, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 4 Comments
Review: Tycoon by Katy Evans

I loved Katy Evan’s Manwhore series and enjoyed Real, but I’ll admit that I wasn’t entirely blown away by Tycoon.  The second chance romance with a “falling for your boss” twist happens often and this version just didn’t stand out as overly special.  However, those who ship those tropes could be in for a delight!   The daughter of now deceased department store moguls,  Bryn Kelly is a struggling entrepreneur, […]

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Sunday Synopsis #11: Get Ready for Turkey!

Posted November 19, 2017 by Mallory in Sunday Synopsis / 16 Comments
Sunday Synopsis #11: Get Ready for Turkey!

Linking up to The Sunday Post hosted by Kim at the Caffeinated Book Reviewer – a weekly meme where fellow book lovers post updates on life, blog happenings, and their recent book hauls.   The Holiday season is looming and for once, it’s nice to say that we enjoyed a QUIET week without too much excitement because 2018 is going to be here before we know it!  Next week starts […]

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Review: Scotch Queen by Penelope Sky

Posted November 16, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 2 Comments
Review:  Scotch Queen by Penelope Sky

Two Warnings Before Reading Forward: “The Scotch Queen” is the second book in a Trilogy, so unless you want major spoilers – head over to the review of the first book, “The Scotch King.”   Triggers!  Same as “The Scotch King,” there are recurring themes of kidnapping, abuse, and threatened sexual assault Penelope Sky’s The Scotch Queen begins shortly after the events of The Scotch King.  London is still a […]

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Bookish Confession: Giving Up on Your Goodreads Goal

Posted November 15, 2017 by Mallory in Bookish Things / 6 Comments
Bookish Confession:  Giving Up on Your Goodreads Goal

Okay, let’s face it:  it’s mid-November and I’ve officially called it quits on my 100 book Goodread’s goal for the year.  I’m actually not far off – maybe only about 2 books behind schedule on any given week, but I’m suddenly unmotivated.  So know what I did? (Oh you so KNEW that one was coming) I can’t be the only one wanting to throw in the towel on THAT NUMBER. […]

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Review: The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

Posted November 13, 2017 by Mallory in Reviews / 8 Comments
Review:  The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

A strong New Adult romance with a dash of Cinderella story thrown in, R.S. Grey’s The Fortunate Ones was a fun and enjoyable romance about a wanderlust-stricken Cabana Girl and a billionaire with a heart of gold. Gut-wrenching at times, The Fortunate Ones delivered a light-hearted, steamy read that also touched on deeper themes of finding love at the wrong time and staying true to your life’s goals. Brooke Davenport is […]

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