Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Summer Mystery Box!


Hey party people! What's crack-a-lackin?! Can you believe that it's already the middle of August?! Where did summer go?! I don't know about anyone else but this summer has been crazy! Full of ups and downs for sure! And it has seriously flown by! Do you guys feel like the older you get, the faster time goes?! Or is it just me?! Lol.

Anyway, to celebrate my birthday (really late! lol) and the end of summer it's MYSTERY BOX time! YAY!

How do you enter?! It's easy peasy lemon squeezy! All you have to do is check out the Rafflecopter below and follow the instructions! And don't forget to share the love! Shout it from the rooftops to all your bookish friends! ;)

U.S. residents only.

Good luck and happy reading!

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Author's Corner #8


Welcome to Author's Corner hosted by Bookworm NationKatie's Clean Book Collection and KJ's Book Nook! Once a month we will feature either a favorite author or new to us author. We will share the author's bio, one of our favorite books of theirs and a review. Each of us will be featuring a different author each month so there will also be links to each of our posts.

For this month's Author's Corner I am going to choose...



RWA RITA award finalist and USA Today Best Seller Bria Quinlan writes Diet-Coke-Snort-Worthy Rom Coms about what it's like to be a girl and deal with crap and still look for love. She also writes books for teens that take hard topics and make you laugh through your tears. Some people call them issue books. Some people call them romantic comedies. Bria calls them what-life-looks-like. 

Her stories remind you that life is an adventure not to be ignored. You can contact her at www.briaquinlan.com OR on Twitter @briaquinlan.

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Just like last month I cannot tell you how I discovered Bria Quinlan. But again, just like last month, I am SO glad I did! I have loved every single book of hers that I have read! And I can't wait to read more! Ms. Quinlan is extremely talented. She sucks me in from the very beginning and doesn't let me go until the very end. I have laughed out loud, let out little dreamy sighs and just enjoyed every minute I spend in her books! I can't pick just one favorite of hers. So two it is! ;)


Hailey Tate thought she was worth more than a straight flush.

Apparently not.

When camera-shy author Hailey Tate’s agent loses a bet and brokers a deal, it leaves Hailey in the last place she wants to be: backed into the corner of Publicity and Paparazzi. Now, thanks to her girl-next-door image and role as pretend girlfriend to a womanizing short stop, she's getting the attention she always managed to avoid.

Connor Ryan is not only America’s Sexiest Athlete, he’s also the current Bad Boy of Baseball. But when he goes a base too far, management wants to bench him…permanently. One thing he never counted on? Falling for his sweet, fake girlfriend. He’s the guy who can catch anything and now she’s next on his list.

You can check out my review here


Hailey Tate is living the good life: A new book contract, great friends, the man of her—oh, who is she kidding, she never would have dreamed up pro-ball player, Connor Ryan. But somehow, they work. 

So when Connor may or may not have proposed, it's left up to Hailey and her Brew Crew girls figure it all out. Ridiculousness, shenanigans, arguments, and reconciliations ensue…because, Quirky Girl Power! 

But at the end of it all, is Hailey ready to marry America’s Most Eligible Athlete or is time to call a delay on that particular play?

You can check out my review here

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And don't for get to check out Kathy's post here and Katie's post here

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Do you have a blog and want to join us for Author's Corner? Then grab the picture and post with us! We will be posting the 2nd Saturday of each month. Make sure you share your link with us so we can check out your favorite authors as well! 

Happy reading my fellow bookworms!

Thursday, August 3, 2017

The Proposing Kind by Bria Quinlan


Synopsis:

Hailey Tate is living the good life: A new book contract, great friends, the man of her—oh, who is she kidding, she never would have dreamed up pro-ball player, Connor Ryan. But somehow, they work.

So when Connor may or may not have proposed, it's left up to Hailey and her Brew Crew girls figure it all out. Ridiculousness, shenanigans, arguments, and reconciliations ensue…because, Quirky Girl Power!

But at the end of it all, is Hailey ready to marry America’s Most Eligible Athlete or is time to call a delay on that particular play?

My Review: 5 Stars

First things first... if you have NOT read The Catching Kind then I would NOT suggest reading The Proposing Kind! If you want my personal opinion then I suggest reading the entire series in order. It's fun and super cute! I have loved every book I have read so far! 

And now... on to my review... ;) 

Hailey never imagined she would be dating Mr. Baseball/America's Most Eligible Bachelor, let alone maybe being engaged to him! How does one become maybe engaged?! Leave it to Connor to kind of, sort of, maybe propose and leave Hailey hanging wondering WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON?! 

On top of dealing with her maybe proposal, she has to deal with everything changing around her. Like the rest of us, Hailey does not like change and is on the verge of one big panic attack. But there is one constant that she can always count on to ground her and bring everything back into focus... Connor. 

Connor may be one of the major factors causing craziness in Hailey's life, but he is also one of the major factors in making everything in life just fall into place. From the outside looking in, they may not look like they fit into each other's world, but to them, life just wouldn't be complete without the other in it. They just fit. Life may not be full of sunshine and roses, but at the end of the day they have each other to balance and maneuver this crazy thing we call life together. 

*dreamy sigh*

I am not ashamed to admit that I was one of those people who wanted MORE when it came to Hailey and Connor! When I heard that Ms. Quinlan had written a sequel to The Catching Kind, you better believe I snagged it without even reading the synopsis because... Hailey and Connor! Duh! Hehe. This entire series is one the the cutest series I have read and will definitely be rereading them over and over and over again! And I am keeping my fingers crossed for more in this series! I would love to see Dane, Abby and even Gavin get their books! ;) Hehe.

Oh! And I still totally love these two for Hailey and Connor! <3

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The Catching Kind by Bria Quinlan


Synopsis:

Hailey Tate thought she was worth more than a straight flush.

Apparently not.

When camera-shy author Hailey Tate’s agent loses a bet and brokers a deal, it leaves Hailey in the last place she wants to be: backed into the corner of Publicity and Paparazzi. Now, thanks to her girl-next-door image and role as pretend girlfriend to a womanizing short stop, she's getting the attention she always managed to avoid.

Connor Ryan is not only America’s Sexiest Athlete, he’s also the current Bad Boy of Baseball. But when he goes a base too far, management wants to bench him…permanently. One thing he never counted on? Falling for his sweet, fake girlfriend. He’s the guy who can catch anything and now she’s next on his list.

My Review: 5 Stars

If there's one thing best selling author Hailey Tate hates, it's being the center of attention. She freezes and doesn't know what to say or do. So when her agent tells her that she lost a bet and Hailey is the prize, she doesn't know whether to run away or just get it over with. 

Connor Ryan is America's Sexiest Athlete and resident Bad Boy of Baseball. "Caught" in one too many compromising positions, his agent tells him he needs to clean up his act or he will be out of baseball for good. So when his agent wins a bet and Hailey is the prize, he doesn't know whether he'll keep his heart or lose it to the spunky, tell it like it is, girl next door, Hailey. 

From the moment Hailey and Connor meet it's dislike at first sight. Neither of them like the position their agents have put them in but know it's for the best for both of them and their careers. So the sooner they can get this fake relationship over and done with, the sooner the both of them can get back to their normal lives. But what happens when dislike turns to like and like turns to... love? Will opposites really attract? Or do Hailey and Connor have more in common then they think?

This book was SO adorable! I loved watching Hailey and Connor's relationship grow. It was definitely believable and I found myself rooting for them from almost the very beginning. Their witty banter, cute arguments and sweet, touching scenes had me letting out little dreamy sighs throughout the book. I can't wait to read The Proposing Kind to see more of Hailey and Connor's HEA!

Brew Ha Ha is definitely a fun series! And I am secretly hoping we'll get another book or two. I would love to see who finally catches Dane! ;) 

It should come as no surprise that Bria Quinlan has been added to my favorite authors list! I can't wait to read more by her!  

And of course we can't forget my casting! What do you think? ;)