Monday, May 22, 2017

Release Blitz for Somebody Else's Sky by Jessica Hawkins


Title: Somebody Else’s Sky
Series: Something in the Way #2
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 22, 2017

If I closed my eyes, I could still see them—all blonde sunshine, ocean-blue eyes, and long limbs. The glint of Lake’s gold bracelet. Pink cotton candy on Tiffany’s tongue. My scenery may have changed from heaven to hell, but some things never would: my struggle to do right by both sisters. To let Lake soar. To lift Tiffany up. The sacrifices I made for them, I made willingly.A better man would’ve walked away by now, but I never claimed to be any good. I only promised myself I’d keep enough distance. If I’d learned one thing from my past, it was that love came in different forms. You could love passionately, hurt deep, die young. Or you could provide the kind of firm, steady support someone else could lean on.
Lake was everything I wanted, and nothing I could ever have. I was nobody before I knew her and a criminal after. The way to love her was to let her shine—even if it would be for somebody else.

Book two in the Something in the Way series, an epic, 3-book saga of forbidden love...


#1 Something in the Way


#3 Move the Stars – Pre-order for October 23, 2017



Jessica Hawkins grew up between the purple mountains and under the endless sun of Palm Springs, California. She studied international business at Arizona State University and has also lived in Costa Rica and New York City. To her, the most intriguing fiction is forbidden, and that's what you'll find in her stories. Currently, she resides wherever her head lands, which is often the unexpected (but warm) keyboard of her trusty MacBook.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Kindle or Paperback/Hardcover? That is the question..

Hello again, and welcome to another edition of Jess's Mini Discussion. Not to long ago my friend and I were having a discussion at work about what we preferred: e-books or actual books from the bookstore. It was an interesting topic and I found myself really contemplating what my actual preference is. I know that there are many different views on what people like, so I decided to make a list about what I liked in particular for each one.



very convenient for traveling (plane or car rides)
you can buy a book directly from home
e-books are reasonably priced
immediate download after purchasing
all of your books are on one device
less cramming on the bookshelves
saves on car gas


there is nothing like the feel of a book in your hands and the pages between your fingertips
I love using my bookmarks
there is something special about the bookstores and libraries
making my bookshelves pretty with books and their pretty covers
library books can be borrowed
I enjoy collecting book series in hardcover format
I never have to worry about the battery running low or charging anything

When it comes to the ways of reading, I do enjoy both. I guess it depends on how I feel. Sometimes I will be in the mood to go out in the backyard with my ice tea and a paperback and lay in the hammock, but as of late I am taking a keen liking to my kindle quite a bit.

How do your prefer to read?

Let me know in the comments below

Saturday, May 6, 2017

ARC Review: Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker

Until It FadesUntil It Fades
by K.A. Tucker
Publisher: Atria Books
Release date: June 27, 2017
Goodreads | Amazon US | Amazon UK
Source: NetGalley
My Rating:

Twenty-four-year-old truck stop waitress and single mother Catherine Wright has simple goals: to give her five-year-old daughter a happy life and to never again be the talk of the town in Balsam, Pennsylvania: population two thousand outside of tourist season.

And then one foggy night, on a lonely road back from another failed attempt at a relationship, Catherine saves a man’s life. It isn’t until after the police have arrived that Catherine realizes exactly who it is she has saved: Brett Madden, hockey icon and media darling.

Catherine has already had her fifteen minutes of fame and the last thing she wants is to have her past dragged back into the spotlight, only this time on a national stage. So she hides her identity. It works.

For a time.

But when she finds the man she saved standing on her doorstep, desperate to thank her, all that changes. What begins as an immediate friendship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. Something that Catherine isn’t sure she can handle; something that Catherine is afraid to trust.

Because how long can an extraordinary man like Brett be interested in an ordinary woman like Catherine…before the spark fades?

Big thanks to Atria Books and NetGalley for an ARC copy for review

When I saw Until it Fades on NetGalley, I one clicked that request button as fast as my fingers could go. This is a K.A. Tucker novel, and I always enjoy the hell out of them. This story is about a young mother who is striving to make the best life for her daughter and herself, over coming a past with scandal, secrets, and heartache. But also how a random act of kindness changes the lives of two people in a way they never thought would be possible.

This book was a definite page turner for me the whole time. I admired Catherine's determination, fierceness and the overwhelming love she has for her daughter, Brenna. Speaking of which, that little girl was adorable and I ejoyed very much seeing the special mother and daughter bond. And then there is Brett, a gorgeous professional hockey player, who warmed his way into Catherine's heart as well as my own. He is caring, generous, and is so sweet with Catherine and little Brenna. Of course with the pesky media lurking around and acting like blood hounds things do get kind of hectic, but when love is meant to be it proves to be an unstoppable force. Life throws curveballs, but sometimes the best things can come out of them.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

I just love the romance genre

Hello fellow book friends! I want to begin this post with saying how much I loved Beauty and The Beast! I just saw it today and I know I am late to the party, but it was amazing and Emma Watson was marvelous as Belle. And the ballroom scene was just WOW..


It is one of my favorite Disney movies from my childhood and great romantic story about seeing the beauty within. Speaking of romance, it's time for another round of Jess's Mini Discussion. I don't know about everybody, but I really love to read the romance genre. There is just something so enticing and addicting for me, whether it be about second chances, star-crossed lovers, opposites attracting, a love discovered between best friends, forbidden love or first love, and overcoming obstacles in relationships. I really enjoy a beautiful love story.


There is romance really everywhere if you think about it. I have seen it in fantasy, paranormal, sci-fi, YA, historical, horror, mystery, and of course contemporary, which just happens to be my favorite.  From the butterflies in my tummy, to being completely giddy, and feeling like I fly to the moon and back, that is how love stories make me feel. Of course they can drive me a little nuts, but it's well worth it for the happy ending. I'll be honest and say at first I was a little embarrassed to admit just how much this genre appeals to me because I have been made fun of I the past. But I have found wonderful blogger friends who share, encourage, and expand my book interests, which is just amazing. It's truly great how each and every genre is accepted. The book community is freaking awesome. It truly brings me joy!

Do you enjoy reading the romance genre? What is your favorite thing about it? Let me know in the comments below.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday (1)

A weekly meme hosted by the ladies at The Broke and The Bookish

This weeks topic is:

Cover Theme Freebie

I am choosing pretty and dreamy covers
Here are my picks..

Sugar & GoldTime Between Us (Time Between Us, #1)Time After Time (Time Between Us, #2)The Best Kind of Magic (Windy City Magic, #1)
Until We Meet AgainMaybe Someday (Maybe, #1)Starflight (Starflight, #1)With All My Soul (Soul Screamers, #7)
Die for Me (Revenants, #1)Hey Sunshine (Hey Sunshine, #1)

I adore book covers, especially the one that stand out in the crowd. If I am being honest, that is what usually attracts me to a book in the first place. These ten are just a few of my favorites.

What are some of your favorite pretty and dreamy covers? Let me know in the comments below.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Top Ten Anticipated 2017 Summer Releases

Summer is right around the corner! I don't know about everyone else, but I am really looking forward to the warm season. This means swimming, more hiking and trail exploring, Jamba Juice seasonal smoothies. , out door reading, which is my favorite, especially in my comfy hammock or at the beach. And this may sound crazy, but my allergies are not as terrible. It's usually just in the spring. But one of my favorite things about the summer season is that there are so many great book releases! So I thought I would highlight my top ten upcoming book releases that I can't wait for.

Jess's Top Ten Picks

The Thing with Feathers by McCall Hoyle (September 5, 2017)
Coming Up For Air by Miranda Keneally (July 4, 2017)
Damaged Like Us (Like Us #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie (Summer 2017)
The Color Project by Sierra Abrams (July 18, 2017)
Stone Roses (Wishes series #8) by G.J. Walker-Smith (June 1, 2017)
A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns #3) by Sarah J. Maas (May 2, 2017)
A Vow of Thorns (Vein of Love #3) by R. Scarlett (June 1, 2017)
Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios (June 13, 2017)
Somebody Else's Sky (Something in The Way #2) by Jessica Hawkins (May 22, 2017)
Kissing Max Holden by Katy Upperman (August 1, 2017)

I am so ready to have these books in my hand! But now it's just waiting..


What books are you anticipating this summer? Let me know in the comments below.