Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Other Side of the Wall by Jennifer Peel


Synopsis:

There once were two couples, neighbors in fact, but like most neighbors today, hardly a word was spoken in passing. What they knew of each other mostly consisted of what was inadvertently heard through the wall that divided their townhomes.

The Langstons and the Russos had more in common than they both knew. Both couples were newly married and terribly unhappy, each for different reasons of course. Scott and Jenna Langston were facing an incurable disease and Ava and Peter Russo were plagued with heartache and betrayal.

Too often, Scott could hear Ava crying through the wall. He wondered what would make such a beautiful woman so sad, but he had enough of his own problems, he couldn’t worry about what was happening on the other side of the wall. On occasion, Ava could hear Scott’s pleas for his wife to be well. She wanted to offer help and comfort, but she was too physically and emotionally exhausted to reach out across the wall.

Eventually, Ava’s crying ceased and her name changed. Scott’s pleas went quiet as they went unanswered. Now, instead of two couples, there were two very lonely heartbroken individuals divided by a wall, each trying to deal with the hand they had been dealt.

My Review: 5 Stars!

Before I start my review I have to admit that I was a bit nervous about reading Other Side of the Wall. As you can tell by the synopsis it's on the heavier side. I have LOVED all of Jennifer's other books and I was hoping I would love this one as well! What did I do the moment I finished this book?! I let out a big ol' dreamy sigh! I should have known that Jennifer would be amazing when it comes to writing about tough subjects! 

Ava doesn't have the best of marriages nor does she have the best of husbands. When she suffers the ultimate betrayal at his hands she doesn't wait around to see if it can be fixed. She knows she deserves better than the way she's been treated and sets out to make that happen. She packs up her husband's things, changes the locks on her house and starts the process of moving forward with her life. 

Scott doesn't have the happiest of marriages. His wife is facing an incurable disease. It's just a matter of time before they have to say goodbye. He begs and pleads for her to get better but soon that dreadful day arrives and she is gone. He is left to pick up the pieces and start the process of moving forward with his life. 

There are two brokenhearted people, living side by side, sharing the same wall, both trying to start their lives anew. They had no clue that when Ava reached out to Scott to offer her condolences, their lives would change forever. 

I enjoyed watching Ava and Scott's friendship grow into something more, something that neither of them really had in their first marriage. They definitely had their ups and downs and Scott was a "friggin moron" at times but in the end they realized that together they were better... together they were complete... together they would have forever. 

*dreamy sigh* 

I seriously loved this book! I felt like I was right there with Ava while she was personally telling me her story. I was sucked in again by Ms. Peel and we all know how much I love when that happens! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us next! I just know it's going to be AMAZING! 

And of course I cannot forget my casting! *dreamy sigh* 


Sunday, December 13, 2015

Christmas Mystery Box Winner!!

Another successful Mystery Box Giveaway has come to an end! I may or may not have had more fun this time around. ;) Hehe. This box was a blast putting together! It may be because of the books... or because of the little treasures I found... or it may be because it's Christmas! I personally think that this box is amazing! :)

I do want to say thank you to everyone who participated in this giveaway! I really love being able to do these Mystery Boxes! It seriously makes me happy to give them away!

And now.. the part that I just KNOW you all have been waiting for....


Katie Watkins

CONGRATULATIONS!! I will be emailing you for your address and then I will get this shipped out to you very soon! I hope you enjoy it! :)

And to all of my readers... Merry Christmas everyone! I hope it's the best Christmas yet!

Oh and P.S. Stay tuned for the next mystery box giveaway! ;)

Saturday, December 12, 2015

**COVER REVEAL** His Personal Relationship Manager by Jennifer Peel

When I saw that Jennifer Peel had announced her synopsis and revealed the cover for her newest book I got extremely EXCITED!! I reached out to her and asked if I could do a reveal for her book on my blog and was ecstatic when she said YES!! 

Jennifer quickly became one of my go to authors that I absolutely ADORE!! She really is AMAZING!! I was floored when she announced that she released her first book a little over a year ago!! And since then she has already released SIX books!! Did I mention that she is AMAZING?! ;) 

So... without further adieu... her newest book due out in January... 


Synopsis:

Kenadie Marshall has suffered the most public of humiliations, being left at the altar. Instead of wallowing in her misery, she makes it her mission to help others find true and lasting love, all while swearing off relationships for good. Between the software application she developed and a team of relationship managers, her brainchild, Binary Search, has an uncanny knack for choosing the perfect match almost every time.

Attractive and loveable Jason Hadley is taken with Kenadie Marshall from their first meeting. Determined to win her over, he does anything and everything he can think of, even if it means using her firm’s service and dating other women to stay close to her.

Will Kenadie realize she’s met her match before it’s too late? Or will Jason’s ploy go too far? Find out in His Personal Relationship Manager, a romantic comedy with an epic battle of wills.

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About Jennifer Peel:

Jennifer Peel is the mother of three amazing kiddos. Wife to her one and only for the past twenty-one years. Lover of late night talks, beach vacations, the mountains, pink bubble gum ice cream, tours of model homes, and southern living. She can frequently be found with her laptop on, fingers typing away, indulging in chocolate milk, and writing out the stories that are constantly swirling through her head.

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Did you know that Jennifer has four books that have been nominated for a Swoony Award? Yes... I said FOUR! Have you read any of them? Did you LOVE them? Have you VOTED for them? If your answers are YES, YES and NO then you MUST head on over to our Swoony Award Page on Goodreads and VOTE! If your answers are YES, YES and YES then share with everyone and ask them to VOTE! Let's show Jennifer how much we LOVE her and all her books! Let's also let her know how much we appreciate all her blood, sweat and tears that have gone into these AMAZING books that give us our breaks from reality and a glimpse into these FANTABULOUS lives she creates for the characters that we have grown to love!

Friday, December 11, 2015

A Cliché Christmas by Nicole Deese


Synopsis:

Writing happy endings is easy. Living one is the hard part.

Georgia Cole—known in Hollywood as the “Holiday Goddess”—has made a name for herself writing heartwarming screenplays chock-full of Christmas clichés, but she has yet to experience the true magic of the season. So, when her eccentric grandmother volunteers her to direct a pageant at Georgia’s hometown community theater, she is less than thrilled. To make matters worse, she’ll be working alongside Weston James, her childhood crush and the one man she has tried desperately to forget.

Now, facing memories of a lonely childhood and the humiliation of her last onstage performance, seven years earlier, Georgia is on the verge of a complete mistletoe meltdown. As Weston attempts to thaw the frozen walls around her heart, Georgia endeavors to let go of her fears and give love a second chance. If she does, will she finally believe that Christmas can be more than a cliché?

My Review: 5 Stars

Georgia grew up in a small town that was just not very nice to her. She didn't have any friends (except Weston who was always picking on her and doing all the things little boys do to the girls they like), her mom was a total loser (my words and opinion), the only person she could really depend on was her Nan. When disaster strikes and she is humiliated in front of the whole town she does the only thing she could do... run.

It's been seven years since she has left Lenox and she has made quite the name for herself. With several dozen screenplays and a few Hallmark movies under her belt, she is known as the Hollywood Goddess. If only her life was like her screenplays...

Weston has been in love with Georgia for years! He thought that they really had something when she all the sudden ran away and didn't look back. Now that she is heading back to Lenox to help with a fundraiser for little Savannah, he has the chance to prove to her what they could have. But he has his work cut out for him... Georgia is one stubborn woman! Good thing that Weston is even more stubborn than she is! ;)

Once the horrible misunderstanding was cleared up, Georgia and Weston had seven years worth of catching up to do. I absolutely loved watching their relationship develop and become stronger. Seeing them admit their feelings for each other?! *dreamy sigh* And can we just mention all the nicknames that Weston has for Georgia?! LOVED them!!

All in all this was definitely a very cute Christmas romance! It's full of everything that helps bring the true meaning of Christmas into the lives of everyone. The only thing that I did not like about the book is... you guessed it... the ending! It just ended! Grrrr. Why do authors do this to me?! Lol. This book would definitely be complete if there was an epilogue... even if it was just a few months down the line. Unless the author has plans for a sequel?! Maybe Willa's story?! Now THAT would be awesome!!

This was my first book by Nicole Deese and I can tell you that it definitely will not be my last! I'm looking forward to reading more by her! :)

And of course I cannot forget my casting! I really, really like this one! Hehe.



Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Romance eBook SALE December 9th and 10th!!

Who doesn't love a sweet Christmas Romance?
The cool chill in the air and that romantic warmth in our hearts.
Even better is finding those holiday books for a super price.

Today we're spotlighting TWO Christmas Romance reads.
Reads that are just .99 cents each for two days only!
(Sale Dec 9th-10th and is for eBook format only)


First up we have COOKIE GIRL CHRISTMAS. This full-length, charming Christmas adventure will have you "laughing at some points, wiping tears in the next, and smiling throughout." With fun and scrumptious holiday recipes included, Cookie Girl Christmas is delicious in more ways than one. (Quote taken from Amazon review.)



Next we have GETTING KOLE FOR CHRISTMAS, a young adult novella where a teenage girl tries to get her best guy friend out of the friend zone. Complete at 127 pages, one reader calls Getting Kole for Christmas"Sweet Teenage Holiday Angst" Loredana Adriana of Goodreads says, "Oh my gosh, I simply cannot contain the happy, silly, idiotic smile I have now on my face after reading this delightful little novella." (First review from Donna Flint Amazon.com.)


Kylie’s been crushing on Kole for two years now, but can she get him to see her as more than a friend?


Don't miss your chance to pick these up at a reduced price!
*Both books mentioned are CLEAN ROMANCE READS*

Do you have a favorite holiday romance? One you must read every time Christmas rolls around? Or one that you discovered this year that you know will be a holiday staple from this point on? If so, leave the name of the book(s) in the comments below. Have a wonderful holiday season, all!

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Christmas Mystery Box!


Can you believe that it's already December?! Neither can I! This year has seriously FLOWN by! It's like I blinked and BAM! It was GONE! Craziness I tell ya!

So... when I think of December, I think of CHRISTMAS! When I think of Christmas, I think about giving gifts and spreading love! When I think of giving gifts and spreading love I think of a MYSTERY BOX! Yes... that's right ladies and gentlemen... it's time to give away another mystery box! This one will be filled with some pretty amazing stuff if I do say so myself! I'm actually a bit excited for this one! Hehe.

How can you enter to win this wondertastical box?! It's not hard at all... I promise! All you need to do is check out the rafflecopter below and enter EVERY day for the next week! See... easy peasy lemon squeezey! So... what are you waiting for?! Get to entering! And don't forget to let others know... let's ALL spread the love! ;)

Good luck and MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

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