Too cute!

my fairAh! This set of  2 shorter novels was a gem. I like this author, but didn’t know if I’d like this set, since I’m not a fan of novellas. But I was drawn in and wowed by Rallison’s writing and this turned out to be one of my favorites…enough so that I am excited to blog about it.

The first story, My Fair Lacey, is a contemporary twist on the My Fair Lady story, with the educated man teaching the uneducated heroine to speak right so she can get a loan from the bank…and if he successfully achieves his goal, he will have his doctoral thesis done as well.

Characters are Garrett and Lacey. And they were super adorable. The author did a super good job, even though it’s a shorter novel, at pulling me in to love them both and enjoy every single page of this romance. Though I knew how it would end, I had fun all the way through and totally loved it. Bravo!

The next story in the set is A Perfect Fit. Lacey’s roommate, Jojo, made a deal with her brother (Garrett) that she would let him set her up with one of his friends if she lost the bet about Lacey’s transformation (which she does). Truthfully, it was Jojo’s lame boyfriend that set up the bet. When Garrett wins, Jojo’s artist boyfriend isn’t so keen on the idea of her going on a romantic date with another guy. He tries to get her to renege on the deal, but she’s too honorable. So he breaks up with her over it.

That how Jojo meets Wyatt, Garrett’s oh so charming college friend who woos her against her will. Thinking she will never see him again after that night, she throws caution to the wind and kisses Wyatt…and it is magical. Mind-blowing. But bozo boyfriend crashes their date before it ends, dragging her back home and saying he’s going to give her another chance. Wyatt, against his will, has fallen for Jojo, but how can he get her to see that she’s being totally manipulated by wannabe VanGogh? He determines to make a grand gesture to win her heart…and show her that they are a perfect fit.

5 (1)Again, a super adorable story with characters that were beyond amazing. I’m in awe that this author made me like them and the story in so short amount of time. She’s got mad skills. If you need an awesome read, I highly recommend this combined set. It’s super adorable and heartwarming. I gave it all 5’s. It’s truly decadent in every way.

Here’s the Amazon link.

Happy Reading!

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Just a BOYfriend

nr5Sariah Wilson always writes super fun romances. Her latest, Just a BOYfriend, is no exception. Lots of twisty-twists and deep-seeded demons for the characters to overcome, a forbidden romance that drives the heart crazy, and awesome characters you can’t help but love.

In this book, Bash (Ian Sebastian) returns to town. His family is excited. Everyone that is except for Ember…who unfortunately became his step-sister when their parents eloped to Vegas after dating for a month.

What Ember and Bash never told anyone was that they were once-upon-a-time secret girlfriend/boyfriend in high school…before their parents met and caught them all up in their whirlwind. But Bash moved away after Ember told him she loved him, and she hasn’t seen him for three long years. Continue reading

Fun Sister Author Team

I loved, loved, loved these two YA books I recently read. They’re written by two awesome sisters–Robin Daniels and Kelly Oram. The first book is One of the Girls by Robin Daniels. The companion book is Girl at Heart by Kelly Oram.I adored both. Here are my reviews.

One of the Girls

one of girlsThis YA romance was super cute. Nick is a second-string football player who has crushed on Mia for years. She’s the head cheerleader and most popular girl at school. She’s also a complete sweetheart and pushover when it comes to guys and her friends. She isn’t able to stand up for herself and ever say no. When her star-quarterback boyfriend breaks up with her, Nick yearns to swoop in to pick up the pieces of her heart. But he’s only an acquaintance and has no normal way to talk to her, without looking dumb or desperate. And he’s terrified of rejection. Then he gets a wild and crazy idea on how to get close to her—by trying out for the cheer squad. He’s had years of tumbling and gymnastics experience and hates sitting the bench each game. So he quits football to try out for a spot as a cheerleader…and he makes it. Continue reading

Book Giveaway

1535665913Hey, just wanted everyone to be able to have a chance to win an ebook copy of Between Hope and the Highway. Karlene will be picking someone tomorrow morning, from the people who comment on this Facebook post. (You might have to join the Polar Bear Plunge Group first. I don’t know?)

This has been a fun challenge so far. I won a paperback  of  Back to His Lordship by Jen Geigle Johnson. I’ll let you know later how it is. So hurry over. I think you need to comment with a book by an LDS author that has an animal in it or on the cover. If you can’t think of any, here are some ideas to choose from that I thought of after going through my Goodreads lists. Continue reading

Fun winnings

polar (1)The Polar Bear Plunge Reading Challenge is still going on. I received a fun email this morning saying my name had been picked for a prize. So…I put in my list of 3 choices and we’ll see which one I get. I’m super excited…and surprised. I didn’t expect to win anything since I haven’t logged too many points yet.

Join in (if you haven’t already) and add up some points. You get points just for joining the challenge, so if nothing else, do that…just in case you get picked! There are some fun books still to win on the prize page. Good luck! And happy reading.

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The Chemist

img-2375.jpgMy first read of the new year was The Chemist by Stephenie Meyer. This was a fantastic suspense thriller I could hardly put down (ask the dishes in my sink. They’ll agree with me).

Characters:

Alex (the government agent-chemist on the run)

Daniel (the Doctor Jeckyll/Dr. Hyde man she’s sent to ‘interrogate,’ to stop him from unleashing a biological weapon upon millions of people in the US in exchange for her freedom) Continue reading

Polar Bear Plunge (Reading Challenge)

polarHere’s a fun reading challenge put on by Storytellers in Zion. It goes for the month of January. I’m one of the sponsors, but I’ll also be participating as a reader also (because I LOVE reading more than writing most days).

If you’d like to join in, here’s the link to play...and for the Polar Bear Plunge Rafflecopter to enter points. Check out the prize page. There are a ton of books to win. A couple years ago when I did a similar challenge, I won a couple books just by commenting on each post…so check it out. It’s a lot of fun.

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