Book Review: The Bye-Bye Bouquet by Chi Yu Rodriguez.

28943244The Bye-Bye Bouquet by Chi Yu Rodriguez.
Published: February 2016.
Rating: 2/5
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Every month for the past year, like clockwork, Meile Simon has gotten orders at her shop for the same type of bouquet, from the same guy, delivered to twelve different girls. By the third month, she starts to take note. 

Warren Leigh likes women. He does. He knows there are too many beautiful women out there just waiting to be plucked by the right guy. But he firmly believes that personal relationships with them must have an expiration date. 

When the girl who likes to watch flowers bloom encounters the guy who’s only in it while the fragrance lasts, curiosity gets the best of both of them.

In the midst of intermittent weather, will their connection blossom or wilt?

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Review: Swept Off My Feet by Ines Bautista-Yao.

36278608Swept Off My Feet by Ines Bautista-Yao.
Published: September 19th 2017.
149 pages.
Rating: 4.5
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Blurb:
Why my life sucks 
by Geri Lazaro 

1. My dad left when I was a kid. 
2. My mom is in love (insert eye roll). 
3. With a guy who is like 10 years younger than her! 
4. My friends think he’s hot. (Gross) 
5. I love ballet but our dance studio has a leak and we have to dance in this smelly studio that doubles as an aikido dojo. 
6. There’s this Dojo guy who thinks the studio belongs to him. 
7. Friends think Dojo guy is cute. (Ew.) (Okay, objectively maybe but still, ew.) 
8. I’m failing algebra. 
9. Need to quit either basketball or ballet. Or both. 
10. Dojo guy keeps showing up! (Fine, he does aikido in the same building but whatever.) 
11. Dojo guy is asking me to dance with him. And maybe he is as cute as my friends say. 
12. I don’t know what to do anymore! 

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Review: My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra.

6692512My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra.
Published 2009 by Summit Media.
144 pages.
Rating: 5 stars.
Genre: Contemporary Romance.
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Blurb:
Here’s what happens when you play pretend.

When Zack asks Jasmine to pretend to be his ex-girlfriend, she gamely agrees, thinking it would be fun. A few years later, she still has to keep convincing people that they were never together! Then one day, she finds out he’s getting married—to someone she’d just met once! All of a sudden, things aren’t so clear-cut anymore. Can Jasmine sort out her feelings (sometimes, she can’t even tell real from pretend when it comes to her and Zack) before it’s too late?

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Ripped Pages Release Day: Playlist + Review.

Hello guys, long time no see! I’m finally having more time to read, I can’t believe it! But I’m here to tell you all to go get this incredible novelette, it’s out today and I 100% recommend it if you’re looking for some fluff f/f retelling! Let’s get into it.

35423342Ripped Pages by M. Hollis.
Published September 22nd 2017.
60 pages
Rating: 5 stars.
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Blurb:
Princess Valentina lives a reasonably comfortable life, but after her mother’s death, her father gets tired of taking care of her and locks her in a tower. She spends years on her own, talking to the birds on her windowsill, and reading books with adventures she will never experience. Her plans of running away are usually left for another day because she knows the vast forest surrounding her tower is too dangerous to cross alone.
Until one day, another girl passes by on her horse and Valentina wonders if she’s finally brave enough to seize her chance of freedom.

Ripped Pages is a Rapunzel F/F retelling in the format of a novelette.

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Review: In Real Life by Jessica Love.

21525995In Real Life by Jessica Love.
Published: March 1st 2016.
220 pages.
Rating: 2/5
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Blurb: 
Hannah Cho and Nick Cooper have been best friends since 8th grade. They talk for hours on the phone, regularly shower each other with presents, and know everything there is to know about one another. 

There’s just one problem: Hannah and Nick have never actually met.

Hannah has spent her entire life doing what she’s supposed to, but when her senior year spring break plans get ruined by a rule-breaker, she decides to break a rule or two herself. She impulsively decides to road trip to Las Vegas, her older sister and BFF in tow, to surprise Nick and finally declare her more-than-friend feelings for him.

Hannah’s surprise romantic gesture backfires when she gets to Vegas and finds out that Nick has been keeping some major secrets. Hannah knows the real Nick can’t be that different from the online Nick she knows and loves, but now she only has night in Sin City to figure out what her feelings for Nick really are, all while discovering how life can change when you break the rules every now and then. 

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Review: Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.

18667779Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour.
Published: May 15th 2014.
312 pages.
Rating: 2.75/5
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A wunderkind young set designer, Emi has already started to find her way in the competitive Hollywood film world.
 
Emi is a film buff and a true romantic, but her real-life relationships are a mess. She has desperately gone back to the same girl too many times to mention. But then a mysterious letter from a silver screen legend leads Emi to Ava. Ava is unlike anyone Emi has ever met. She has a tumultuous, not-so-glamorous past, and lives an unconventional life. She’s enigmatic…. She’s beautiful. And she is about to expand Emi’s understanding of family, acceptance, and true romance.

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Review: The King of Bourbon Street by Thea de Salle.

31368998The King of Bourbon Street (NOLA Nights #1) by Thea de Salle.
Published: February 13th 2017.
304 pages.
Rating: 5/5
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Synopsis:
Hotel chain mogul Sol DuMont is about to learn that some of life’s biggest surprises come in deceptively small packages—namely a petite heiress named Rain who’s hell-bent on upsetting her family’s expectations—in this first book in the all new series by Thea de Salle, set against the sultry backdrop of New Orleans.
Thirty-seven-year-old Sol DuMont is a divorcee and the owner of a mid-sized hotel chain in New Orleans. Since Hurricane Katrina, his father’s death, and the decision that he and his ex-wife Maddy are far better off friends than lovers, he’s lost interest in almost everything he held dear—parties, people, and pushing limits.
All his limits.
Then Arianna Barrington checks into his hotel.
Twenty-four-year-old Arianna “Rain” Barrington could have been society’s sweetheart. Her family is moneyed, connected press darlings, and make sweeping headlines from coast to coast for reasons both good and bad. But when her mother shoves her at Charles Harwood—the obnoxious, entitled heir of Harwood Corp—to cement a billion-dollar business merger, Rain does the only thing she can think of to escape: she creates a scandal so big Harwood doesn’t want her anymore before fleeing to New Orleans for much-needed rest and relaxation.
All she wants is jazz piano, beignets, and to sail the Mississippi. What she gets is Sol DuMont, a whirlwind affair, and a hands-on education in sex, power play, and pushing limits.

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Review: Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson.

33123281Something Beautiful by Amanda Gernentz Hanson.
Published: June 27th 2017.
Rating: 1.5/5
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Synopsis:
Cordelia and Declan have been best friends since they were three years old. By the time they hit middle school, Cordelia—Cord, to Declan—is already feeling the blackness in her life as depression takes hold. Their mutual attraction to each other leads to a serious high school relationship, one with their foundation of friendship at the forefront. Cordelia seems to have her mental health under control. All appears to be well. 

However, when Declan starts to accept his own fluid sexuality, it sets something in motion in their lives that is both beautiful and tragic as they learn to love each other for who they are.

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Review: Damaged Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie.

21427834Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1) by Krista & Becca Ritchie.
Published: June 27th 2017.
Rating: 2.5/5
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Synopsis:
Maximoff Hale is a force of nature. A ship unwilling to be steered. Headstrong, resilient, and wholly responsible — the twenty-two-year-old alpha billionaire can handle his unconventional life. By noon, lunch can turn into a mob of screaming fans. By two, his face is all over the internet. 

Born into one of the most famous families in the country, his celebrity status began at birth. 

He is certified American royalty. 

When he’s assigned a new 24/7 bodyguard, he comes face-to-face with the worst case scenario: being attached to the tattooed, MMA-trained, Yale graduate who’s known for “going rogue” in the security team — and who fills 1/3 of Maximoff’s sexual fantasies. 

Twenty-seven-year-old Farrow Keene has one job: protect Maximoff Hale. Flirting, dating, and hot sex falls far, far out of the boundary of his bodyguard duties and into “termination” territory. But when feelings surface, protecting the sexy-as-sin, stubborn celebrity becomes increasingly complicated. 

Together, boundaries blur, and being exposed could mean catastrophic consequences for both.

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Review: A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi.

29939047A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi.
Published March 28th 2017.
Rating: 5/5
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Synopsis:
An ancient mystery. An unlikely union. For one young princess in a state of peril, a dangerous wish could be the only answer…

She is the princess of Bharata—captured by her kingdom’s enemies, a prisoner of war. Now that she faces a future of exile and scorn, Gauri has nothing left to lose. But should she trust Vikram, the notoriously cunning prince of a neighboring land? He promises her freedom in exchange for her battle prowess. Together they can team up and win the Tournament of Wishes, a competition held in a mythical city where the Lord of Wealth promises a wish to the victor. It seems like a foolproof plan—until Gauri and Vikram arrive at the tournament and find that danger takes on new shapes: poisonous courtesans, mischievous story birds, a feast of fears, and twisted fairy revels. New trials will test their devotion, strength, and wits. But what Gauri and Vikram will soon discover is that there’s nothing more dangerous than what they most desire.

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