The Boyfriend App by Katie Sise is seriously one of the funnest, cutest YA books I’ve had the pleasure of reading in a long while. Reminiscent of the light tone in the Bumped/Thumped series, but with infinitely much better writing, The Boyfriend App is witty with a fun main character, it has an interesting concept, and it’s a quick and captivating read. I truly enjoyed myself and was completely immersed the entire time I was reading it. Smart-girl/troglodyte Audrey McCarthy is not necessarily a high school loser, but still a geek with a big target on her back that It Girl, Blake Dawkins loves to throw darts at every chance she gets. They used to be best friends, until… Read more »
Coming off of a huge disappointment in the last book I read (yeah, I’m looking at YOU, Allegiant!), I was very excited to realize that my pre-ordered copy of the latest installment in the Bloodlines series was ready and waiting for me. Despite not being crazy about the title or the cover (totally not how I picture Adrian…and what is going on with her hair?), I knew that what was inside would not disappoint. And how right I was! The Fiery Heart alternates between the POV of Sydney and Adrian, who are FINALLY together! And let me just tell you…things get steamy! Of course, dating a vampire is pretty much a mortal sin for an Alchemist, so their relationship has… Read more »
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A Cowboy’s Christmas Courtship by Brenda Minton is a super sweet novel that all holiday and romance lovers will especially adore. This is probably my favorite Christmas book I’ve read yet, actually! A Cowboy’s Christmas Courtship begins predictably enough: cowboy Gage Cooper is coming home for Christmas when he runs (nearly literally) across Layla Silver and her cows on his way to his family’s ranch. She doesn’t want his help; he’s insisting he give it anyway, and thus begins a book filled with headbutting and sexual tension. Because, you see, they have a history together, that dates way back to when they were teenagers. And Layla has never fully forgiven Cooper for what he did. Meanwhile, even though Cooper’s had… Read more »
Sophie Jordan is just a badass author, I’m now convinced of it. She first wooed me with her Firelight Series, bringing me into a paranormal romance world with dragons/humans. Now she’s done it again with the first book in her new series, Uninvited. Uninvited is touted in its synopsis as The Scarlet Letter meets Minority Report (remember that Tom Cruise movie?), and I’d say that’s an apt description. But if I had to really nail it down, I’d also say Jordan pulled from our own world history a bit, too, applying the way Nazis treated the Jews in World War II as an example for this story. It’s subtle, but it is there. In Uninvited, people are tested for… Read more »
The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~ It’s a chance to share news~ A post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. Last week on The Bawdy Book Blog It’s been a really long time since we’ve done one of these! I’ve been super busy with wedding planning, friends in town, work and book burnout in general, but I’m back! Review: Christmas on 4th Street by Susan Mallery Signs ups for the 3rd annual Black Friday Book Bonanza are live! Review: Tempted in the Tropics by Tracy… Read more »
Christmas On 4th Street by Susan Mallery is a sweet romance and perfect for those who want a dose of holiday cheer with their HEAs. It’s no secret I love Christmas books. I have been like this all my life, because they are filled with Christmas cheer and who doesn’t love that? Christmas On 4th Street is no different and I truly enjoyed it. I begin every Christmas book with a bit of dread that it will end up being too sappy for me, and this is not the case here (and hardly ever, so my fear is most often unwarranted!). Instead Susan Mallery took us to Fool’s Gold, California right before Thanksgiving, and that’s where I stepped into the… Read more »
The end of the 2013 is creeping up (where did the time go?!), and it’s time to clear some space on those bookshelves! What better time to give away books than the holidays? Instead of running out to the stores on Black Friday, stay in and win new or new-to-you books. The hosts for this hop are Jennifer from The Bawdy Book Blog, Lisa from Alive On the Shelves, and Sandy from Somewhere Only We Know. The dates: 12:01 AM Friday November 29 through 11:59 PM December 1. Here are the guidelines to join the hop: Giveaway hosts can be any blogger, US/CAN/International, but the giveaway must be book related (books, book depository, Amazon/B&N gift card, etc) Must include button with… Read more »