Book 51: Ryan’s Bed

By: Tijan

☆☆☆☆☆

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident.I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left… I didn’t. I didn’t jump out. I didn’t get embarrassed. I relaxed. And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved.I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept. The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have. He became my sanctuary. Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.

Review:

My only complaint for this entire book is that this isn’t a series and from what I know, there isn’t and won’t be a second book.

I felt myself connected to both of these sisters. This set of twins are people I can see being best friends with. I am more like Mackenzie than Willow. I just knew that there was no fucks left to give from her.

When it comes to writing, I believe that it should be opposite of a movie: tell don’t show. Except for when an author says a character does something and doesn’t go through with it. Tijan went through with it and her writing is some of the funniest things I have ever heard. I listened to it on Audible which had to be the best audiobook I have ever got my hands on. Therese Plummer (the person who read the book) did such a good job at being Mackenzie.

I should probably get back to the reason I was complaining. I hate and love the ending/epilogue to the book. It made me closer to Mackenzie but it also got me mad that there wasn’t a second book. Just as a refresher, I include spoilers. So if you want to read this book, leave now because this is the biggest spoiler you will ever read. Willow’s suicide letter, was Mackenzie. She said she never read Willow’s suicide letter, but then she stated the list of why Willow was suicidal. I thought that was why I connected with her, but then I found out it was Mackenzie’s and that’s when I realized we could be the same person.

So I don’t know if I am welcomed to say this, but I was suicidal for 54% of my life. That’s a small number to some people when you’re not young. I would say my age for this if I felt like I needed to say it. I don’t think I need to say it in this case. What I will say is that I first had bad thoughts starting in first grade. I had them for years and never told anyone. I almost killed myself so many times for the same reasons Mackenzie almost did. She felt like a burden. I did too. She felt a lot more things that I felt, that was the biggest one to me though.

Ryan is like every other book boyfriend I love but different. I love them all and he is another that I love. I don’t mean that they are all the same, but my love is.

The most gripping part of this book is the grief that Mackenzie felt. My little sister being born is what has kept me from pulling the trigger, and I never knew what it would be like for my siblings if I ever did. I know that grief is different for everyone so this gives me a pretty could handle on the family effects.

I think everyone should read this book because it has all of the serious topics that nobody really likes to address. This is one of the best books and I know this is a stretch, but don’t be surprised if this book makes it on my “favorite books of the year” list.

Blogger’s Note:

I hope you guys found this informative about suicide in some way, shape, or form.

Guess who had basketball and didn’t post again ’cause she had homework? ‘Cause it wasn’t me. I wouldn’t do that. Nope. Not at all…

See y’all on Sunday with some boy book best friends.

Love you all ♡

Character Besties (Girls)

Some fictional characters I would love to be best friends with.

So I just finished this book today, Mackenzie from, “Ryan’s Bed”, is one of my favorite female protagonist. She stands up for herself and all of her friends. And I will get into this a little bit more on Wednesday when I write a review, but I think we be really good friends since could’ve basically been her sister. I felt the same as her and though I faked it a little better, I love her sister and I feel like I am her in a way. -Tijan

Maggie (“Until Friday Night”) will bring me down to Earth when I try to fly to freaking Mars, so I would love her in my life. I don’t know how I would be there for in the rough times, so thank God there’s West. -Abbi Glines

I know that me and Hazel will understand each other. “Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating”, has a rather entertaining character named Hazel who I see myself my extroverted self in. -Christina Lauren

In, “Best Kind of Broken”, Pixie is just funny and we have similar chill humor. She’s gone through a lot of crap in her life but she’s freaking hilarious nonetheless. -Chelsea Fine

Blogger’s Note:

Next week are the boys!

I had a basketball game on Wednesday so I didn’t post. I cannot wait until Wednesday so I can talk about “Ryan’s Bed”. It is such a good book.

This is going to be a really hard next few months because I have a lot of stuff on my plate: basketball, school, blogging, and music. I don’t know if I have told you guys this, but music is kind of my life and it’s the career I want to pursue. As of this moment, I have written 29 songs in six months. So much has happened in the past year and I feel so blessed to have this platform.

This got really sentimental.

Love you all ♡

Year TBR Alphabet: Part 2

I don’t know the correct name for this, but it’s when you have a book for every letter of the alphabet. The title has to start with a certain letter and it is such a challenge.

N. No Exit -Taylor Adams

On her way to Utah to see her dying mother, college student Darby Thorne gets caught in a fierce blizzard in the mountains of Colorado. With the roads impassable, she’s forced to wait out the storm at a remote highway rest stop. Inside, are some vending machines, a coffee maker, and four complete strangers. Desperate to find a signal to call home, Darby goes back out into the storm . . . and makes a horrifying discovery. In the back of the van parked next to her car, a little girl is locked in an animal crate. Who is the child? Why has she been taken? And how can Darby save her. There is no cell phone reception, no telephone, and no way out. One of her fellow travelers is a kidnapper. But which one? Trapped in an increasingly dangerous situation, with a child’s life and her own on the line, Darby must find a way to break the girl out of the van and escape. But who can she trust?

O. Opposite of Always -Justin A. Reynolds

Jack Ellison King. King of Almost. He almost made valedictorian. He almost made varsity. He almost got the girl . . . When Jack and Kate meet at a party, bonding until sunrise over their mutual love of Froot Loops and their favorite flicks, Jack knows he’s falling—hard. Soon she’s meeting his best friends, Jillian and Franny, and Kate wins them over as easily as she did Jack. Jack’s curse of almost is finally over. But this love story is . . . complicated. It is an almost happily ever after. Because Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again. Beautiful, radiant Kate. Healthy, happy, and charming as ever. Jack isn’t sure if he’s losing his mind. Still, if he has a chance to prevent Kate’s death, he’ll take it. Even if that means believing in time travel. However, Jack will learn that his actions are not without consequences. And when one choice turns deadly for someone else close to him, he has to figure out what he’s willing to do—and let go—to save the people he loves.

P. The Play -Elle Kennedy

A brand-new standalone novel in the New York Times bestselling Briar U series! What I learned after last year’s distractions cost my hockey team our entire season? No more screwing up. No more screwing, period. As the new team captain, I need a new philosophy: hockey and school now, women later. Which means that I, Hunter Davenport, am officially going celibate…no matter how hard that makes things. But there’s nothing in the rulebook that says I can’t be friends with a woman. And I won’t lie—my new classmate Demi Davis is one cool chick. Her smart mouth is hot as hell, and so is the rest of her, but the fact that she’s got a boyfriend eliminates the temptation to touch her. Except three months into our friendship, Demi is single and looking for a rebound. And she’s making a play for me. Avoiding her is impossible. We’re paired up on a yearlong school project, but I’m confident I can resist her. We’d never work, anyway. Our backgrounds are too different, our goals aren’t aligned, and her parents hate my guts. Hooking up is a very bad idea. Now I just have to convince my body—and my heart.

Q. The Queen of Tearling -Erika Johansen

Magic, adventure, mystery, and romance combine in this epic debut in which a young princess must reclaim her dead mother’s throne, learn to be a ruler—and defeat the Red Queen, a powerful and malevolent sorceress determined to destroy her. On her nineteenth birthday, Princess Kelsea Raleigh Glynn, raised in exile, sets out on a perilous journey back to the castle of her birth to ascend her rightful throne. Plain and serious, a girl who loves books and learning, Kelsea bears little resemblance to her mother, the vain and frivolous Queen Elyssa. But though she may be inexperienced and sheltered, Kelsea is not defenseless: Around her neck hangs the Tearling sapphire, a jewel of immense magical power; and accompanying her is the Queen’s Guard, a cadre of brave knights led by the enigmatic and dedicated Lazarus. Kelsea will need them all to survive a cabal of enemies who will use every weapon—from crimson-caped assassins to the darkest blood magic—to prevent her from wearing the crown. Despite her royal blood, Kelsea feels like nothing so much as an insecure girl, a child called upon to lead a people and a kingdom about which she knows almost nothing. But what she discovers in the capital will change everything, confronting her with horrors she never imagined. An act of singular daring will throw Kelsea’s kingdom into tumult, unleashing the vengeance of the tyrannical ruler of neighboring Mortmesne: the Red Queen, a sorceress possessed of the darkest magic. Now Kelsea will begin to discover whom among the servants, aristocracy, and her own guard she can trust. But the quest to save her kingdom and meet her destiny has only just begun—a wondrous journey of self-discovery and a trial by fire that will make her a legend . . . if she can survive. This book will be a beautifully designed package with illustrated endpapers, a map of the Tearling, and a ribbon marker.

R. Ryan’s Bed -Tijan

I crawled into Ryan Jensen’s bed that first night by accident. I barely knew him. I thought it was his sister’s bed—her room. It took seconds to realize my error, and I should’ve left… I didn’t. I didn’t jump out.I didn’t get embarrassed.I relaxed. And that night, in that moment, it was the only thing I craved. I asked to stay. He let me, and I slept. The truth? I never wanted to leave his bed. If I could’ve stayed forever, I would have. He became my sanctuary. Because—four hours earlier—my twin sister killed herself.

S. The Simple Wild -K.A. Tucker

Calla Fletcher wasn’t even two when her mother took her and fled the Alaskan wild, unable to handle the isolation of the extreme, rural lifestyle, leaving behind Calla’s father, Wren Fletcher, in the process. Calla never looked back, and at twenty-six, a busy life in Toronto is all she knows. But when Calla learns that Wren’s days may be numbered, she knows that it’s time to make the long trip back to the remote frontier town where she was born. She braves the roaming wildlife, the odd daylight hours, the exorbitant prices, and even the occasional—dear God—outhouse, all for the chance to connect with her father: a man who, despite his many faults, she can’t help but care for. While she struggles to adjust to this rugged environment, Jonah—the unkempt, obnoxious, and proud Alaskan pilot who helps keep her father’s charter plane company operational—can’t imagine calling anywhere else home. And he’s clearly waiting with one hand on the throttle to fly this city girl back to where she belongs, convinced that she’s too pampered to handle the wild. Jonah is probably right, but Calla is determined to prove him wrong. Soon, she finds herself forming an unexpected bond with the burly pilot. As his undercurrent of disapproval dwindles, it’s replaced by friendship—or perhaps something deeper? But Calla is not in Alaska to stay and Jonah will never leave. It would be foolish of her to kindle a romance, to take the same path her parents tried—and failed at—years ago. It’s a simple truth that turns out to be not so simple after all.

T. Thoughtless -SC Stephens

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart. Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes… and none of them will ever be the same.

U. Ugly Love -Colleen Hoover

When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her. Never ask about the past. Don’t expect a future. They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all. Hearts get infiltrated. Promises get broken. Rules get shattered. Love gets ugly.

V. V for Vendetta -Alan Moore and David Lloyd

“Remember, remember the fifth of November…” A frightening and powerful tale of the loss of freedom and identity in a chillingly believable totalitarian world, V for Vendetta stands as one of the highest achievements of the comics medium and a defining work for creators Alan Moore and David Lloyd. Set in an imagined future England that has given itself over to fascism, this groundbreaking story captures both the suffocating nature of life in an authoritarian police state and the redemptive power of the human spirit which rebels against it. Crafted with sterling clarity and intelligence, V for Vendetta brings an unequaled depth of characterization and verisimilitude to its unflinching account of oppression and resistance.

W. Watch Over Me -Mila Gray

From the author of Come Back to Me comes a striking new novel about a young woman— desperately trying to protect her family from their violent father—who finds safety, and a passionate romance, with an ex-Marine. Ever since Zoey was a kid she’s been caring for her mom and her little sister, defending them from her violent father. She’s been the strong one, the responsible one as she sacrificed her wants and dreams to keep her family together. Now the life they’ve built for themselves in California is about to be upended. Her father, just released from prison, has discovered where they’re hiding and has come looking for them. Enter Tristan. A former Marine and now member of the Coast Guard, Tristian promises his best friend, and Zoey’s Marine brother, that he will take care of Zoey and her family. Protect them, watch over them, and be the rock they need in their lives. And as Tristan starts to help Zoey deal with the emotional fall out of her childhood, their relationship turns from protector to something more. The two grow closer as a romance blooms into a heart-pounding and powerful relationship that Zoey hopes will be strong enough to fight off the damage her father has done to her and her family. But not everyone can be kept safe forever, and when Zoey’s father does show up, a confrontation ensues that will change Zoey’s world forever.

X. X -Jack Croxall

X knows she’s as good as dead. Seems like the perfect time to start a diary. Shacked up in a farmhouse cellar, a doomed survivor calling herself ‘X’ starts a diary to document her final few days. Much less than a few days if the uglies manage to get in.

Y. You Against Me -Jenny Downham

If someone hurts your sister and you’re any kind of man, you seek revenge, right? If your brother’s accused of a terrible crime but says he didn’t do it, you defend him, don’t you? When Mikey’s sister claims a boy assaulted her, his world begins to fall apart. When Ellie’s brother is charged with the offence, her world begins to unravel. When Mikey and Ellie meet, two worlds collide. This is a brave and unflinching novel from the bestselling author of Before I Die. It’s a book about loyalty and the choices that come with it. But above all it’s a book about love.

Z. I can’t find one for my life.

Blogger’s Note:

I need to go to bed.

Love you all ♡

Book 50: Bright Side

By: Kim Holden

☆☆☆☆

Bright Side #1

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Secrets. Everyone has one. Some are bigger than others. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you… And some will end you. Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. They both feel it. But they each have a reason to fight it. They each have a secret. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you… And some will end you.

Review:

So much happens in this book. I have some notes. This is the first I have ever taken real notes on a book. Before that, I would first like to point out that is very little romance and more about Kate’s life then about Kate and Keller.

“I find myself trying to math her smile,” (Holden 9). This is what the author is trying to do with us. She wants us to be optimistic like Kate.

They say dude so much in this book. And I don’t know if Kim Holden has ever lived in California, and maybe she has, I don’t know, but all of the stereotypes that are represented just aren’t true. I have lived in California for almost all of my life. The stereotypes aren’t real except for like one person. The rich snobby part is true if you live in Southern California. But to be fair, the bad driving part is true. I know first hand.

I thought it was cool how my family lives in San Diego and that’s where she lived. Funny.

Also in chapter 9, Keller talks about her appearance but he talks about in a way that represents her personality.

Keller has lines. That’s all I have to say. Just kidding; he got more than that. He has been through so much crap in his life and I couldn’t bare to go through what he has. For all of the people who are thinking about reading this book, there’s a huge spoiler in the next part. I also want to reiterate that my blog says that my reviews contain spoilers, if you even want to consider reading the book, don’t read the book. Read the book then the review. What I want to know, is will he find love again? I seriously don’t know how someone that happy, die.

Blogger’s Note:

I made the basketball team! Tryouts were Friday, Monday, and Tuesday. I made it on the team! I am so excited. I have practice everyday of this week. And two games every week along with at least two practices every week.

I have not been writing my book. I have writer’s block. Only for this chapter though. I know

Year TBR Alphabet: Part 1

I don’t know the correct name for this, but it’s when you have a book for every letter of the alphabet. The title has to start with a certain letter and it is such a challenge.

A. Animal Farm -George Orwell

A farm is taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. With flaming idealism and stirring slogans, they set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality. Thus the stage is set for one of the most telling satiric fables ever penned –a razor-edged fairy tale for grown-ups that records the evolution from revolution against tyranny to a totalitarianism just as terrible. When Animal Farm was first published, Stalinist Russia was seen as its target. Today it is devastatingly clear that wherever and whenever freedom is attacked, under whatever banner, the cutting clarity and savage comedy of George Orwell’s masterpiece have a meaning and message still ferociously fresh.

B. Bright Side -Kim Holden

Secrets. Everyone has one. Some are bigger than others. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you … and some will end you. Kate Sedgwick’s life has been anything but typical. She’s endured hardship and tragedy, but throughout it all she remains happy and optimistic (there’s a reason her best friend Gus calls her Bright Side). Kate is strong-willed, funny, smart, and musically gifted. She’s also never believed in love. So when Kate leaves San Diego to attend college in the small town of Grant, Minnesota, the last thing she expects is to fall in love with Keller Banks. They both feel it. But they each have a reason to fight it. They each have a secret. And when secrets are revealed, some will heal you … and some will end you.

C. Confess -Colleen Hoover

Auburn Reed is determined to rebuild her shattered life and she has no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to become deeply attracted to the studio’s enigmatic artist, Owen Gentry. For once, Auburn takes a chance and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is hiding a huge secret. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything Auburn loves most, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it—but can she do it?

D. Delirium -Lauren Oliver

In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn’t about to make the same mistake. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the “Wilds” who lives under the government’s radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love? 

E. Eliza and Her Monsters -Francesca Zeppia

Her story is a phenomenon. Her life is a disaster. In the real world, Eliza Mirk is shy, weird, and friendless. Online, she’s LadyConstellation, the anonymous creator of the wildly popular webcomic Monstrous Sea. Eliza can’t imagine enjoying the real world as much as she loves the online one, and she has no desire to try. Then Wallace Warland, Monstrous Sea’s biggest fanfiction writer, transfers to her school. Wallace thinks Eliza is just another fan, and as he draws her out of her shell, she begins to wonder if a life offline might be worthwhile. But when Eliza’s secret is accidentally shared with the world, everything she’s built—her story, her relationship with Wallace, and even her sanity—begins to fall apart.

F. Fake It Till You Break It -Jenn P. Nguyen

Mia and Jake have known each other their whole lives. They’ve endured summer vacations, Sunday brunches, even dentist visits together. Their mothers, who are best friends, are convinced that Mia and Jake would be the perfect couple, even though they can’t stand to be in the same room together. After Mia’s mom turns away yet another cute boy, Mia and Jake decide they’ve have had enough. Together, they hatch a plan to get their moms off their backs. Permanently. All they have to do is pretend to date and then stage the worst breakup of all time—and then they’ll be free. The only problem is, maybe Jake and Mia don’t hate each other as much as they once thought…

G. A Girl Like Me -Ginger Scott

I’m not supposed to be here. Death has come for me more than once, and each time it’s been a boy who’s stood between me and my final breath. I called him Christopher when he saved me as a child. When he came into my life again, only months ago, I knew him as Wes. Just as he did the time before, he disappeared the moment he made sure I was out of harm’s way; as if I didn’t need any more saving. This time, though, death left me with a reminder of how powerful it is. I know it meant to strip me of my spirit again, but it failed. Even so, I know I need Wes to survive. Our souls are woven together somehow, our every breath in sync. I feel it, even though everyone says I shouldn’t. The world thinks he’s missing. His loved ones don’t want to believe he’s dead. Only I know just how special he is. I’m going to find him and bring him home, where he belongs. Together, we’ll face impossible—we’ll rewrite our ending. And when the bad guys come calling, we will always win.

H. How to Speak Boy -Tiana Smith

Quinn and Grayson have been fierce speech and debate rivals for years. They can’t stand one another, either in competition or in real life. But when their AP Government teacher returns their school assignments to the wrong cubbies, they begin exchanging anonymous notes without knowing who the other is. Despite their differences, the two come together through their letters and find themselves unknowingly falling for the competition. Before the state tournament, the two of them need to figure out what they want out of life, or risk their own future happiness. After all, what’s the point of speech and debate if you can’t say what’s in your heart?

I. If I’m Being Honest -Emma Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

High school senior Cameron Bright’s reputation can be summed up in one word: bitch. It’s no surprise she’s queen bee at her private L.A. high school—she’s beautiful, talented, and notorious for her cutting and brutal honesty. So when she puts her foot in her mouth in front of her crush, Andrew, she fears she may have lost him for good. In an attempt to win him over, Cameron resolves to “tame” herself, much like Katherine in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew. First, she’ll have to make amends with those she’s wronged, which leads her to Brendan, the guy she labelled with an unfortunate nickname back in the sixth grade. At first, Brendan isn’t all that receptive to Cameron’s ploy. But slowly, he warms up to her when they connect over the computer game he’s developing. Now if only Andrew would notice… But the closer Cameron gets to Brendan, the more she sees he appreciates her personality—honesty and all—and wonders if she’s compromising who she is for the guy she doesn’t even want.

J. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating –Christina Lauren

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun. Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

K. The Kite Runner -Khaled Hosseini

The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies. A sweeping story of family, love, and friendship told against the devastating backdrop of the history of Afghanistan over the last thirty years, The Kite Runner is an unusual and powerful novel that has become a beloved, one-of-a-kind classic.

L. Lady and the Highwayman -Sarah M. Eden

Elizabeth Black is the headmistress of a girls’ school and a well-respected author of “silver-fork” novels, stories written both for and about the upper-class ladies of Victorian society. But by night, she writes very different kinds of stories—the Penny Dreadfuls that are all the rage among the working-class men. Under the pseudonym Mr. King, Elizabeth has written about dashing heroes fighting supernatural threats and dangerous outlaws romancing helpless women. They contain all the adventure and mystery that her real life lacks. Fletcher Walker began life as a street urchin, but is now the most successful author in the Penny Dreadful market, that is until Mr. King started taking all of his readers–and his profits. No one knows who King is, including Fletcher’s fellow members of the Dread Penny Society, a fraternity of authors dedicated to secretly fighting for the rights of the less-fortunate. Determined to find the elusive Mr. King, Fletcher approaches Miss Black. As a fellow-author, she is well-known among the high-class writers; perhaps she could be persuaded to make some inquiries as to Mr. King’s whereabouts? Elizabeth agrees to help Fletcher, if only to insure her secret identity is never discovered. For the first time, Elizabeth experiences the thrill of a cat-and-mouse adventure reminiscent of one of her own novels as she tries to throw Fletcher off her scent. But the more time they spend together, the more she loses her heart. Its upper-class against working-class, author against author where readers, reputations, and romance are all on the line. 

M. Memphis -Ginger Scott

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved. The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict. I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney. At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath. He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already. But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life. I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

Blogger’s Note:

This is too long for a Blogger’s Note. Part one of two.

Love you all ♡

How to annoy a reader

Yo, people really know how to get on my nerves. I think people who don’t read don’t understand what it’s like for these things to happen.

1 Why read the book when you can watch the movie? It takes more time to read the book and there are more details which makes it more enjoyable. I am going to use Audible as evidence of my point. It takes 116 hours and 25 minutes to listen to Harry Potter on Audible at a normal speed. It only takes 20 hours and 4 minutes to watch all of the movies. I would rather listen to the books and know all of the information and details and enjoy it.

2 Why don’t you want to come out with us? If we gave a stupid excuse, take the excuse. It’s better knowing the stupid excuse then finding out that we would rather spend time with fictional characters than real people.

3 Audiobooks don’t count as reading a book? So hold on, if I were blind and I couldn’t read with my eyeballs, listening to a book won’t count? It’s just reading a book with a different sense.

4 Why would you spend your money on books? Why do you spend your money on Fortnite skins? Again, I am a rather young person these little boys be asking me why I spend my money on books (books that can last a long time) when they spend their money on Fortnite skins (that only last as long as the game). My money. My choice.

5 Why do you like reading? It gets me lost in a world that doesn’t have annoying people in it. And if there are annoying people in it, I can drop the book and they won’t feel anything ’cause they ain’t real.

Blogger’s Note:

This is from last Sunday. I’m not sponsored but Audible, please sponsor me. Please.

Love you all ♡

Book 49: The Goal

NA/A
I like this cover more.

By: Elle Kennedy

☆☆☆☆☆

Off-Campus #4

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

She’s good at achieving her goals… College senior Sabrina James has her whole future planned out: graduate from college, kick butt in law school, and land a high-paying job at a cutthroat firm. Her path to escaping her shameful past certainly doesn’t include a gorgeous hockey player who believes in love at first sight. One night of sizzling heat and surprising tenderness is all she’s willing to give John Tucker, but sometimes, one night is all it takes for your entire life to change. But the game just got a whole lot more complicated… Tucker believes being a team player is as important as being the star. On the ice, he’s fine staying out of the spotlight, but when it comes to becoming a daddy at the age of twenty-two, he refuses to be a bench warmer. It doesn’t hurt that the soon-to-be mother of his child is beautiful, whip-smart, and keeps him on his toes. The problem is, Sabrina’s heart is locked up tight, and the fiery brunette is too stubborn to accept his help. If he wants a life with the woman of his dreams, he’ll have to convince her that some goals can only be made with an assist.

Review:
I haven’t finished this series yet and this one is my favorite books of all of them.

Sabrina is so fun. She seems uptight but I just think that’s what makes her fun. I don’t remember if she thought about having an abortion but I am so glad that she kept it. I don’t know where I stand with abortion, but personally, I would never in a million years give up my child. I respect Elle Kennedy for all of her writing decisions. Her plots and how the story goes always has a serious topic to it.

Tucker… Tucker is one of my favorite book boyfriends of all time. Maybe of all time besides Travis Maddox. I love a man who cares for his girls. He’s such a good dad and he doesn’t complain about anything! I mean nothing.

Her writing is so good and I think it’s my favorite of all time. It makes me feel like someone is telling me a story. She writes with so much feeling and by the end I believe that I am best friends with the main characters.

Blogger’s Note:

I didn’t know it was Sunday so I forgot to post but I have an post idea so I’ll write it soon and post it but I just got back to school so I don’t know when I’ll have free time.

Love you all ♡

Book 48: Best Kind of Broken (again)

By: Chelsea Fine

☆☆☆☆☆

Finding Fate #1

Plot (Goodreads Summary):

Pixie and Levi haven’t spoken in nearly a year when they find themselves working―and living―at the same inn in the middle of nowhere. Once upon a time, they were childhood friends. But that was before everything went to hell. And now things are… awkward. All they want to do is avoid each other, and their past, for as long as possible. But now that they’re forced to share a bathroom, and therefore a shower, keeping their distance from one another becomes less difficult than keeping their hands off each other. Welcome to the hallway of awkward tension and sexual frustration, folks. Get comfy. It’s going to be a long summer.

Review:

I already did a review on this book. But it was my favorite book of 2019 so I thought I would do another review about my thoughts now.

My favorite part of this book is the sexual tension. I never thought I was a fan of it until I read this book and now I crave it. The way Chelsea Fine writes it makes it so that you are wondering how the tension got there, wanting it stop, and wanting it to keep going at the same time because it’s just that good!

The entire book I was wondering what happened in their past and how they would over come it.

Not only is has this book brought me to one new genre, but it’s brought me to another that I have hated and I didn’t mind until thinking about right now. I didn’t even realize that it is a second chance romance until right now. I think I’m okay with reading those books now.

I just now see how many genres are really in this book: best friend’s brother, second chance, hate to love. I mean… wow. There’s probably more that I can’t think of. You guys should let me know which ones I forgot by reading the book and then commenting.

Pixie is someone that with her past, I cannot relate to. As a person though, I think we were separated at birth. I love Pixie and I feel like we have the same personalities. She is hot headed and independent but not in an annoying way. I love Pixie and her attitude towards things.

Levi is a book boyfriend that is silent but you notice him anyways because he just has that energy that draws you in. I think this pair is one of my favorites because of how they react with each other.

I love this book and I don’t know why it has a 3.88 star rating on Goodreads because it deserves five stars.

Blogger’s Note:

It is Wednesday. Wednesdays are review days. We started off my blog with reviews. We are already starting out 2020 with a reviewing bang.

My new Goodreads reading goal is 77 books which is two more than last year. I barely read my 75th book in 2019 so I don’t know if I’m gonna be able to finish 77.

We’ll see.

Love you all ♡