Book Review: Forgotten Honeymoon by Beverly Farr

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Summary

After a car accident, Kelly wakes up having forgotten three weeks of her life. She isn’t concerned, and resumes where (she thinks) she left off. However, she soon discovers that she’s pregnant – which, to her recollection, shouldn’t be possible! The book follows her as she tries to piece together what happened during those three weeks and figure out who the baby’s father is.

What I Liked

  • This is probably one case in which I really like amnesia being part of a book. It was fun to discover and piece together things as the character did. It was also fun to see the other characters around her acting differently than she expected because she forgot conversations and events with them.
  • This was, of course, another cute romance. Which I seem to be reading a lot of these days. It also doesn’t contain any on-screen adult content (only fade-to-black), which is nice.
  • This book was a quick read, which was also nice.

What I Didn’t Like

  • Some of the interactions between characters seemed exaggerated or unrealistic. It was a pretty cute read, it just wasn’t a “wow, amazing” sort of read.

In Conclusion

If you’re looking for a cute, fade-to-black sort of romance then you might enjoy this book.

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New on the Stack in October 2017

Wow, another month has already gone by! Here are the books I’ve obtained since last month’s post. I didn’t pick up very many this month, mostly for budget related reasons. And a couple of these I actually got last month, I just forgot about. Next to each book is a short reason why I picked up the book. I will be linking this post up to The Deliberate Reader.

Clicking on the picture of the book will take you to the book’s Amazon page through an affiliate link.

Got Book for Free

(My parents sell books for a living, so when they come across one they think I’ll love, they set it aside for me. Yay!)

Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism by Marion Nestle

I want to read a lot about food and the food industry next year (after I ready my 100 book goal) and this was on my TBR!


Chew on This by Eric Schlosser

I’m really enjoying Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser so far, so hopefully this one is great as well.


Jorge el Curioso by H. A. Rey

I love reading children’s books in Spanish.

Purchased eBook


Mark of Fire by Richard Phillips

This was my Kindle First pick for the month.

 

Monday by E. L. Todd

This book was free. Although I don’t know how I found out about it at all…

 

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited


Trying to Live with the Dead by B. L. Brunnemer

I don’t remember why I grabbed this book either! I need to pay more attention apparently…


Seduced by Sunday by Catherine Bybee

I worked to finish this series this month.

 

Treasured by Thursday by Catherine Bybee

The last book in the Weekday Brides series


Worth the Risk by Jamie Beck

I also worked to finish this series this month. 🙂

 

 

What’s new on your stack?

❤ Annette

New on The Stack

Book Review: V is for Virgin by Kelly Orman

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐

Summary

This book follows “Virgin Val” after she is dumped for wanting to be a virgin until marriage. Unfortunately, hometown rock star prodigy, Kyle Hamilton, posts about her purity pledge on the internet, causing her a lot of unwanted attention.

What I Liked

  • The hint of a relationship between Kyle and Val was enough for me to pick up the next book. (It’s also the only reason I gave this book three stars instead of two.)
  • The author did a pretty good job of addressing the topic of virginity in a fair way without including religion.
  • It was interesting to see how Val handled the sudden fame that gets thrown her way.

What I Didn’t Like

  • Based on the Goodreads summary, I had expected this to be a romance. It was actually more of a story about how Val deals with unexpected fame.
  • This book was sort of dry. I love Kelly Orman’s books (especially Cinder & Ella!), but I was very close to putting this book down and not picking it back up. I feel like there was a doctor’s appointment or something where this book was my only option and that’s why I finished it.
  • I feel like the author missed the opportunity to add the point that someone who is not a virgin has no less value than someone who is. There is a specific scene in which this could have easily been done. (To be fair though, she also doesn’t look down upon the non-virgin characters, it just isn’t addressed at all.)

In Conclusion

This book was only so-so. Go read Cinder and Ella (also by Kelly Orman) instead!

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New on the Stack in August 2017

Once again, I will be linking up to The Deliberate Reader for this post. Here are the books I’ve acquired since last month’s post. Next to each book I give a short explanation why I chose to pick up that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.) 

Borrowed from Friends

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Was highly recommended by my friend.

 

 

 


The Outsiders by S.E. HintonI’ve never read this and I’ve heard such great things about it.

 

 

 

Got as a Gift

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

My friend got this for me for my birthday. I’m super excited to read it after hearing so many great things about it!

 

 

Purchased Physical Book

The Last Time I Saw Paris by Sheene

This one caught my eye at a book sale.

 

 

Across the Nightingale Floor by Lian Hearn

This one looked intruiging.

 

 

The Scarlet Thread by Francine Rivers

I love some of Francine Rivers’ other books, so I wanted to try this one out as well.

 

 


Deadly Sanctuary by Sylvia Nobel

A mystery that takes place in Arizona? Count me in!

 

 

Oliver Twisted by Cindy Brown

The synopsis of this one grabbed me and I can’t wait to read it.

 

 

 

Purchased eBook

The M-Word by Beverly Farr

This is the sequel to a book I read this month.

 

 

Counted with the Stars by Cossette

I’ve seen this on multiple blogs (I don’t remember which, sorry) so when I saw it was on sale I snagged it.

 

 


Song of Edmon by Adam Burch

It was cheap. 🙂

 

 


The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C. J. Archer

Another deal on Amazon.

 

 


Shadow Throne by Jennifer Nielsen

This is the third book in the False Prince series. After reading the first two I had to buy this one!

 

 


Business as Usual by Denise Swank

This is the third book in the Off the Subject series.

 

 

Soldier by Julie Kagawa

This is the third book in the Talon saga.

 

 

 

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited

Dating on the Dork Side by Charity Tahmaseb and Darcy Vance

This looked like a cute romance.

 

 

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson

Another cute sounding story.

 

 

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser

This is the oldest book on my “to-read” list!

 

 

A is for Abstinence by Kelly Oram

This is the sequel to a book I read this month.

 

 

F**k Depression by Robert Duff

This one was recommended by my counselor, since she knows I like to read.

 

 


A Shade of Vampire by Bella Forrest

A really well timed ad on Amazon caught me while I was buying a completely different book. 😛

 

 

Did you pick up any fun books this month?

❤️ Annette

New on the Stack in July 2017

I’m linking up to The Deliberate Reader for this post. Here are the books I got, in some way or another, during the month of July. Next to each I try to explain why I chose to purchase/borrow that particular book. (Clicking on the picture of each book will take you to the book’s Amazon page, through an affiliate link.)

Borrowed from Friends

Plot Perfect by Paula Munier

This book was recommended to me by my writer friend.

 

 


Wired for Story by Lisa Cron

Another book recommended to my by my writer friend.

 

Quiet! by Susan Cain

I’ve wanted to read this book for a while now so when I saw it at a friends house I had to borrow it!

 

Purchased eBook

Talon by Julie Kagawa

I loved Julie Kagawa’s Iron Fey series, so I was super excited to pick up her series about dragons.

 


Rogue by Julie Kagawa

After reading Talon, I had to immediately go and buy the sequel!

 

 

Re Designed by Denise Swank

I’m trying to finish series that I’ve started, so this is book two in the Off the Subject series.

 

Baby Comes First by Beverly Farr

I enjoyed Beverly Farr’s Love and Chocolate series so I picked up a couple of ebooks by her.

 


Forgotten Honeymoon by Beverly Farr

Another book by Beverly Farr.

 

MacFarland’s Lass by Glynnis Campbell

Another series I’m trying to finish.

 

 

Borrowed eBook Through Kindle Unlimited

Taken by Tuesday by Catherine Bybee

I’ve enjoyed the first four books so far, so here’s the fifth.

 

Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

I really like her Significance series, so I figured I’d give this one a shot.

 

Accidentally Hers by Jamie Beck

I read a couple of books by this author a couple of years ago, and enjoyed them.

 


Worth the Trouble by Jamie Beck

Another series I’m trying to finish.

 

 


It Had to Be Love by Tamra Baumann

Another series I’m trying to finish. (See a pattern here?)

 

Chameleon by Kelly Oram

I love everything by Kelly Oram, so I’m excited to read more of her work!

 

 


Serial Hottie by Kelly Oram

Another book by Kelly Oram. 🙂

 

Being Jamie Baker by Kelly Oram

Another book by Kelly Oram.

 

V is for Virgin  by Kelly Oram

Yet another book by Kelly Oram.

 

Undeniably Chosen by Shelly Crane

Book five in the Significance series.

 

 

What books did you pick up in July?

❤️ Annette