Friday, November 30, 2018

Review for All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda

Like the spellbinding psychological suspense in The Girl on the Train and Luckiest Girl Alive, Megan Miranda’s novel is a nail-biting, breathtaking story about the disappearances of two young women—a decade apart—told in reverse.

It’s been ten years since Nicolette Farrell left her rural hometown after her best friend, Corinne, disappeared from Cooley Ridge without a trace. Back again to tie up loose ends and care for her ailing father, Nic is soon plunged into a shocking drama that reawakens Corinne’s case and breaks open old wounds long since stitched.

The decade-old investigation focused on Nic, her brother Daniel, boyfriend Tyler, and Corinne’s boyfriend Jackson. Since then, only Nic has left Cooley Ridge. Daniel and his wife, Laura, are expecting a baby; Jackson works at the town bar; and Tyler is dating Annaleise Carter, Nic’s younger neighbor and the group’s alibi the night Corinne disappeared. Then, within days of Nic’s return, Annaleise goes missing.

Told backwards—Day 15 to Day 1—from the time Annaleise goes missing, Nic works to unravel the truth about her younger neighbor’s disappearance, revealing shocking truths about her friends, her family, and what really happened to Corinne that night ten years ago.

Like nothing you’ve ever read before, All the Missing Girls delivers in all the right ways. With twists and turns that lead down dark alleys and dead ends, you may think you’re walking a familiar path, but then Megan Miranda turns it all upside down and inside out and leaves us wondering just how far we would be willing to go to protect those we love.

Amazon Link:

My 3.5 star review

This read was very inviting and there were some parts that had me jumping. There were also some parts that made it hard to sleep at night

This is definitely a thriller, that is for sure. I was thinking I knew who the killer was this whole time but boy was I wrong.

Then this read has you thinking if we are all monsters on the inside and how many people do you know that are covering one heck of a lie.

I didn't like the end of this read. I felt like it was very Gone Girl. But then again I loved to hate that book because of the ending.

I will say that Tyler and David gave me the creeps times 10. Laura is a beast, at least I think so. She does what she has to do for her family.

The one character that my heart broke for was Everett, he could of made her so happy. I mean he was willing to do this but I feel like she will never really be happy.

I wanted this book to turn out completely different. I was definitely a fast read because these words will drawl you in.

While reading this book Monster by Eminem kept playing in my head...

Happy reading! About the Author: Megan Miranda is the New York Times bestselling author of ALL THE MISSING GIRLS and THE PERFECT STRANGER. She has also written several books for young adults, including FRACTURE, HYSTERIA, VENGEANCE, SOULPRINT, THE SAFEST LIES, and FRAGMENTS OF THE LOST. She grew up in New Jersey, graduated from MIT, and lives in North Carolina with her husband and two children.
Follow @MeganLMiranda on Twitter and Instagram, or @AuthorMeganMiranda on Facebook.

Review for To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is now a major motion picture streaming on Netflix!
Lara Jean’s love life gets complicated in this New York Times bestselling “lovely, lighthearted romance” (School Library Journal) from the bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them…all at once?

Sixteen-year-old Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren’t love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she’s written. One for every boy she’s ever loved—five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control. Amazon Link: My 4 star review

This book has been sitting on my bookshelf since May of last year. My husband bought me all 3 books and I hate to admit this but I am just now diving in.

My daughter yelled at me and told me that I have to read all three books by next weekend. So here I am finished and in love with book 1 and starting book 2.

I have to devour these 3 books so I can watch the movie on Netflix, per my oldest daughter. She has watched the movie 3 times and I dying for me to watch it too.

Lara Jean is such a sweetheart and she deserves any guy in my book. I am not sure if I like Margaret she is kinda mean and a control freak. Now kitty I just love her. She reminds me of my youngest daughter, I am not even kidding.

This book is so good and Jenny Han will wrap you and suck you into the world of the Song girls and I promise you will love every minute of it.

There is so much and so many guys and not in a bad way at all. But there are letters that were sent by accident or were they?... to the boys that Lara Jean has loved.

And that my fellow bookies is all that I will tell you. Ugh..I did my first mini Spoiler Alert. I am so sorry blame Jenny Han for writing such an addictive book. It wasn't my fault!

Happy reading!

Jenny Han is the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series; Shug; the Burn for Burn trilogy, cowritten with Siobhan Vivian; and To All the Boys I've Loved Before and P.S. I Still Love You. She is also the author of the chapter book Clara Lee and The Apple Pie Dream. A former children's bookseller, she earned her MFA in creative writing at the New School. Visit her at

Review for #Nerd by Cambria Hebert

Two people from completely different worlds are about to be thrown together…
In more ways than one.
She wants to keep her scholarship. He wants to stay on the team. An awkward alliance doesn’t even begin to cover Rimmel and Romeo’s relationship.
But that’s about to change.
It starts with a dare. An initiation. A challenge.
Quickly, it turns into more. But when you’re a victim of your status, there is no room for anything real. The rules are clear and simple.
Stick to your circle.
And never fall in love with anyone on the outside. Amazon Link:
My 5 star review
I absolutely loved this book. I loved it from the first chapter all the way to the last.

Rimmel is just as cute as can be with her nerdy self. She is so smart and beautiful. But we all know that beauty really comes from the inside not the outside.

Roman, sorry I mean Romeo is the captain of the football team and the most popular guy in school. He has things on his mind and not all in this order...
1. Getting into the fraternity
2. Girls
3. Lots of sex
4. Football

I will tell you that when Roman first had an encounter with Rimmel I was so angry. I mean first off it is a library for Pete's sake and second it is a library. To be young again...just kidding, maybe.

Anyway this read got me and it got me good. I could not put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen. I needed him to do the right thing. Do the right thing for me and Rimmel.

This read reminded me of She's All That but a way better version of that movie. I mean I love me some Freddie Prince Jr. but I think I love me some Roman a whole lot more!

This is definitely a must read. Whether it be in the car on the way home from a road trip, or while you are laying on the beach, or poolside, hell even in the winter with now on the ground.

I am super late to the party but I cant wait to get my hands on book 2 #hater

Happy reading
Cambria Hebert is a bestselling novelist of more than thirty books. She went to college for a bachelor's degree, couldn't pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. She currently resides in North Carolina.

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she'd rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized series are: The #Hashtag Series, The GearShark Series and the Take It Off series.

Awards Cambria has received:
Author of the Year 2016 (UtopiaCon2016)
The Hashtag series for Best Contemporary Series of 2016 (UtopiaCon 2016)
The Hashtag series for Best Contemporary Series of 2015 (UtopiaCon 2015)
#Nerd is the winner of Best contemporary book cover for 2015 (UtopiaCon 2015)
Romeo from the Hashtag series is the winner of Best Contemporary Lead (UtopiaCon 2015)
#NERD book trailer is the winner of Best Book Trailer of 2016 (UtopiaCon 2016) watch it here:
#Nerd is Listed as TOP 50 Summer Read by (2015)
#Nerd Official Book Trailer named by as one of the Top 50 Most Cinematic Book Trailers of All Time.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website:

Instagram: @cambriahebert
Snapchat: @cambriahebert

Review for Pippa by Malynda Schlegel

In the small town of Pepper Rock, there lives a family.
A daddy,
a mommy,
a little girl.

In the town, there are whispers.
Don't get close.
That girl isn't good.
She's just like her parents.

My name is Pippa.
I like my life,
the company I keep.
And I'm not supposed to like it.

Amazon Link:

My 4 star review
This was a very interesting read and it is not like the other books that I read. BUT I will let you that this book will grab you in until the very end.

I was very scared reading this book. I was not sure if her father really loved her or not. I am not even sure if it is her real father. I am not sure if I should like the relationship between her and her father had or not.

1. Could this be her real father..

2. Could Pippa and Vinny escape their hell and life happily ever after...

3. Could Pippa go to prison for the rest of her life for what she did...

Ugh....there were so many questions and thoughts going around and around in my mind.

I want to elaborate and tell you so much more but I can't, because if I do I will ruin it for you.

I just know that I will go home and hug my children and tell them how much I love them!
Malynda Schlegel is a college graduate who writes and reads books, all while drinking way too much chai tea.

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Review for All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.

All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?

My 5 Star review

This book was very much real. I have so many friends that are married and have been where Quinn and Graham were.

I am still freshly new at being married. I will be celebrating my two year wedding anniversary in December and I can tell you that this book scares me.

I know that people grow and we change as individuals over the years. I may not be in the same boat as these two characters but I can tell you I hold their story dear to my heart.

My husband has 3 children and I have 1 child. We dont have any children together and that breaks my heart. My ability to have any more children ended when I was 21 years old. I would give anything to have a child with my husband.

We actually bought a dog and her name is Bella and I love her so darn much. She is mine and my husband baby and she is just enough for us.

This book made me sit back and reflect on my own life. Quinn is amazing and when she was in the shower crying I felt my heart hurt for her.

I am so happy that Colleen Hoover wrote this book. There are women out there that cannot have children and they have no idea why. All of their questions will forever go unanswered.

Again I absolutely loved this book. I am sorry that my review is really about me and not so much about All Your Perfects. I just wrote what came to my heart and mind.

I need you to read this book and then tell me what your heart and mind thought. I promise you will love this book and it just may give you the feels.

About the Author: Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times and International bestselling author of thirteen novels and multiple novellas. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. She is the founder of The Bookworm Box, a non-profit book subscription service and bookstore in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Review for The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases--a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn't help that Stella has Asperger's and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice--with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can't afford to turn down Stella's offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan--from foreplay to more-than-missionary position...

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but crave all of the other things he's making her feel. Their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic... My 5 stars review

Stella is a young Autistic woman who is too worried about what other people think of her. she lives more in her head than in the world.

Out of all the books I have read Stella is my favorite character. She gives me hope in this ugly crazy world.

My son is 17 and he has PDD which is a form of Autism. This book gives me hope that there is someone out there that will love and adore my child.

Michael is a young man who's family secrets tore his future apart. Or so he thinks. His mother has lung cancer, his dad ran off and slept his way through their families money. His sisters need a good education, so he did the one thing his father said he would be good at.

He sold his body! He became a Male escort and did what he had to do for his family.

Spoiler Alert:
Stella hires Michael to teach her to be better at sex. She believes that if she gets better then she will be able to be in an actual relationship with someone. Little does she know, that is not the way to do it. So Michael teaches her a thing or two.

This book melted my heart and gave me so much hope. It is funny how you pick up a book and then realize how much you needed to devour it.

I highly recommend this read! While reading this book all I could think about was Crash by Dave Matthew's Band. About the Author: Helen Hoang is that shy person who never talks. Until she does. And the worst things fly out of her mouth. She read her first romance novel in eighth grade and has been addicted ever since. In 2016, she was diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder in line with what was previously known as Asperger's Syndrome. Her journey inspired THE KISS QUOTIENT. She currently lives in San Diego, California with her husband, two kids, and pet fish.

Review for You're The One I Don't Want by Carrie Aarons

Love is weakness.

Which is why Annabelle Mills vowed a long time ago to never let it destruct her. A former pageant queen with a bite equally as lethal as her bark, she’s interning at her dream job on the set of the highest-rated home design show on television. Everything in Annabelle’s life, though it may be cold and isolated, is going exactly as she always planned.

Until her ex-high school sweetheart moves to town. The same boy that she cheated on, once upon a time, essentially breaking both of their hearts. But no one knows the full story, and being vulnerable enough to open up about it is not on Annabelle’s checklist.

Hate is fuel.

The kind that courses through Boone Graham’s veins and allows him to shut out everyone around him. As the hottest rookie on Austin’s professional baseball team, he should be spending his days hitting homeruns and signing jerseys. Except he’s seen dreams ripped right out from under those closest to him, leaving them with nothing.

Without a college degree, he’ll never take the risk of pursuing his real dream. But when he runs into the girl who took a mallet to his heart and stopped it beating, attending the same university might just be the biggest challenge he’s faced yet.

As the semester unfolds, the line between love and hate is blurred. And with the amount of baggage stacked between them, together is the last thing they want to be.

That’s the thing about hearts, though. They develop plans all on their own.

Purchase Links:

Amazon US➞
Amazon UK➞
Amazon CA➞
Amazon AU➞

My 4 Star Review 

I enjoyed this book very much and I enjoyed all of the characters.

I will say that Annabelle honestly was not my favorite. She is mature but very mouthy....she reminds me of me..Eeek!

My favorite character was Boone. Even though he is a manly man that is a hot baseball player...he is a bit sensitive too.

I love him! I love him!

Harper and Cain are super cute! The whole past that they have with Annabelle is a bit odd but it works.

I honestly would kill my sister. LOL

Oh and Hart and Home.....I love Ramona and her husband! Now whenever I was reading scenes with Annabelle and Ramona on there it was perfect.

Again I really enjoyed this book but I wanted and expected so much more.

Enjoy book nerds!


Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.