Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Review-The Bookworm Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Publisher: Entangled Teen
Published: October 29,2019
Genre: YA Contemporary Romance
Source: Print book
Rating: 4

This spinoff of The Replacement Crush featuring Amy and Toff is sure to melt your heart.

Shy bookworm Amy McIntyre is about to compete for the chance to interview her favorite author, who hasn't spoken to the press in years. The only way to win is to step out of the shadows and into the spotlight, but that level of confidence has never come easy.

The solution? A competition coach. The problem? The best person for the job is the guy she's secretly crushing on…local surfer celebrity Toff Nichols.

He’s a player. He’s a heartthrob. He makes her forget basic things, like how to breathe. How can she feel any confidence around him?

To her surprise, Toff agrees to help. And he’s an excellent teacher. Amy feels braver—maybe even brave enough to admit her feelings for him. When their late night practices become less about coaching and more about making out, Amy’s newfound confidence wavers.

But does Toff really like her or is this just another lesson?


“She was a bookworm, not a daredevil.”

I feel as if I just read a book about my life—book blogger/reviewer life and all. I, too, am also way more comfortable with my nose in a book. They’re just so much easier to deal with than regular people! All jokes aside, this was beyond adorable.

Our heroine, Amy, is without a doubt my spirit animal. She’s nerdy, loves books, and she’s a major book reviewer! In order to meet her favorite author, Amy must participate in a competition. It’s where everything starts to happen. Enter Toff—the boy she secretly has a crush on but he has no idea.

"That was the problem with crushes—they weren’t rational."

One night changes everything and they decide to start a fake relationship (one of my favorite tropes!!). I enjoyed all the swoony moments that happened between Amy and Toff. The book references were so fun to read about it because let’s face it, I’m a huge booklover. Always have been and always will be!

If you’re looking for a light-hearted romance, Toff will the one you're looking for!

*Thank you to the publisher for providing a free copy for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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About the Author:
Lisa Brown Roberts’ award-winning YA romantic comedies have earned praise from Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and School Library Journal.

Lisa's teenaged self tweezed off all her eyebrows, crashed a car into a tree while trying to impress a guy, and accidentally went to prom with someone else's boyfriend. When she couldn't fix any of this in real life, she made up imaginary happy endings in her diary.

Not much has changed.

Lisa lives in Colorado with her family and many, many books.

Chat with Lisa:
Twitter: @LBrownRoberts
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Website: www.lisabrownroberts.com

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Release Blitz—The Second We Met(Fulton U #2) By:Maya Hughes


Title: The Second We Met
Series: Fulton U #2
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar
Release Date: October 17, 2019
or Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited


Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.
Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing blue eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy...

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens...one screw at a time.

READ CHAPTER ONE HERE: https://www.mayahughes.com/blog

The Second We Met is one of my favorite types of romance—enemies-to-lovers! There’s nothing I adore more than two people with insanely hot chemistry, try and  fight the feelings they have for each other through smart jabs and sexy tension. 

I knew for a fact that Elle would be my spirit sister. Plus, her hair rocks! She’s immediately on edge otter meeting
Mr. Russo—and for good reason! Not only is he hot af but he’s also cocky and obviously thinks too highly of himself.  Is their any reason why Elle wouldn’t want to kick him where the good lord split him? Despite the fact that he’s sexy as all get out? Of course! She isn’t blind but she knows the type of man he is. 

The two are water and oil. Or are they? From the outside looking in, I think they’re absolutely perfect for each other. It’s just getting both Nix and Elle to realize it for themselves that’s half the battle. What a sexy battle it is too!! 

Obviously, I’m a huge fan. If you’re into enemies to lovers or plain romance in general, this is one for you! Especially if you’re the type that loves fun romance that keeps your heart racing. Nix Russo...eat your heart out!

*Thank you to the author for providing a free copy in exchange for an honest and unbiased review. All thoughts and opinions are subjective but completely my own. 



#1 The Perfect First
Free in Kindle Unlimited


Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.



Tuesday, October 15, 2019




We are excited to share the cover for Rush, a brand new NA story from bestselling author L A Cotton.

To celebrate, L A is giving away a signed paperback ARC with a $10 Amazon GC over on her Facebook Page


The sweetheart of Country is about to show the bad boys of Rock, it only takes a single beat for everything to change.

Evangeline Walker knows how quickly everything can change. 
But nothing can prepare her for the moment she meets Rafe Hunter.
Intense gray eyes.
Wicked smile.
Tattoos inked on his skin just begging to be touched. 

Those aren’t the reasons Eva should stay away from him though.
The fact he’s the bassist for America’s hottest rock band is the reason she should run and never look back.
Everyone knows the greatest love stories all start somewhere.
... this is their beginning.

Rush is a 50,000 word Black Hearts Still Beats prequel novel. Rise (BHSB: pt. one) and Rule (BHSB: pt. two) are coming soon!


Edgy. Angsty. Addictive Romance.

Author of mature young adult and new adult novels, L A is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find L A immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.


Thursday, October 3, 2019

Blog Tour Creative Post—The Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys

Hello! Welcome to the Fountains of Silence by bloc tour. I’m very excited to host and show you a mood board of what the book meant to me. Below you’ll sees mirage of images that I felt directly resembled (and caught the essence of) this beautifully written novel. I can't comment enough on how spectacular I thought the story was. That it was able to make me feel as if I was in 1950s Spain. Sepetys was brilliantly able to evoke the struggles and emotion felt by many people living from that time. I hope that you'll take some time out of your busy lives, and find a way to read this book!

About the Book

Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming guise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of a Texas oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city.

Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true post-war struggles of Spain.

Ruta Sepetys (www.rutasepetys.com) is an internationally acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of historical fiction published in over sixty countries and forty languages. Sepetys is considered a "crossover" novelist, as her books are read by both teens and adults worldwide. Her novels Between Shades of GrayOut of the Easy, and Salt to the Sea have won or been shortlisted for more than forty book prizes, and are included on more than sixty state award lists. Between Shades of Gray was adapted into the film Ashes in the Snow, and her other novels are currently in development for TV and film. Winner of the Carnegie Medal, Ruta is passionate about the power of history and literature to foster global awareness and connectivity. She has presented to NATO, to the European Parliament, in the United States Capitol, and at embassies worldwide. Ruta was born and raised in Michigan and now lives with her family in Nashville, Tennessee. Follow her on Twitter @RutaSepetys and Instagram @RutaSepetysAuthor.


Blog Tour Schedule

Week One
September 30 – The Paige Turner – Creative Instagram Picture
October 1 – Fangirl Fury – Review
October 2 – Tome and Textiles – Wardrobe Wednesday with Cover Recreation
October 3 – The Lovely Books – Moodboard
October 4 – The Lovely Loveday – Review

Week Two
October 7 – ReadsRandiRead – Review + Creative Instagram Picture
October 8 – Confessions of a Book Addict – Listicle: 10 Reasons To Read Fountains of Silence
October 9 – As The Book Ends – Playlist
October 10 – Lollipopsandlyrics – Creative Instagram Picture
October 11 – Metal Phantasm Reads – Review + Playlist  

Week Three
October 14 – Sunshine and Mountains – Listicle: “Movies to watch if you loved Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys”.
October 15 – Kitty Marie’s Reading Corner – Moodboard + Review
October 16 – Cracking the Cover – Review
October 17 – Jessabella Reads – Review
October 18 – The Baroness of Books – Moodboard + Review  

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