Book Review: Secretly Hers by Jamie Beck

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Summary

Kelsey is the Sterling Canyon’s notorious hopeless romantic – except she doesn’t seem to have very good luck with men. Trip is the town’s stereotypical playboy. They get together secretly with no strings attached. Trip isn’t interested in long term, but he’s willing to help Kelsey with “Trip’s tips” to help her find a long term husband and, one day, a family.

What I Liked

  • I’m not always a fan of the stereotypical playboy portrayed in romances, but Trip was a really likeable character.
  • It was interesting to see the difference between these characters. Seemingly opposites, especially in their future goals, but still great-at-heart people.
  • The plotline was intriguing and pulled me in.
  • It was adorable!

What I Didn’t Like

  • Not much. 🙂

In Conclusion

If you want a cute ski-town romance (and are okay with adult content) then this book is for you!

Find it on: Goodreads | Amazon (affiliate link)

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Book Review: Accidentally Hers by Jamie Beck

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Summary

Avery is the leading physical therapist in a ski town. She shares a home with her brother who made one bad mistake and went driving drunk, hitting a passerby. That passerby happens to be Grey – who has no choice but to go to Avery for his physical therapy for recovery. The complicated situation is made even more complicated by Grey and Avery’s attraction for each other.

What I Liked

  • The premise was really intriguing. Normally romances follow a pretty straightforward plot, so it was nice to have one that was pretty complex.
  • I loved the town that they’re in. Part of me would love to live there someday, but the other part of me would hate to live in a place where one mistake can define me, or where I don’t have options in complicated situations.
  • The characters seemed to be like real humans, not just stereotypes or cliches. That was really nice.
  • Complex or not, it was still a romance, and it made me happy enough to give it five stars!

What I Didn’t Like

  • Not much. 🙂

In Conclusion

If you’re looking for a cute but complex romance, this book is for you.

Find it on: Goodreads | Amazon (affiliate link)

New on the Stack in November 2017

 

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Meet Daisy 🙂

Regardless, I did pick up a couple of new books. Here are the books I’ve gotten since last month’s post. 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.

Borrowed from a Friend


Warcross by Marie Lu

I’ve heard mixed reviews about this book so I want to read it so I can discuss it.


Windfall by Jennifer Smith

This book sounds super interesting. Also, the cover is gorgeous.

 

 

Purchased eBook


Lucky Dog Lessons: Train Your Dog in 7 Days by Brandon McMillanMy friend read this book and raved about it. She got better results using these techniques than she got with a professional trainer.


Cesar’s Way by Cesar Milan and Melissa Jo Peltier

I’m a new dog owner, so I figured I should read a book by the “dog whisperer”.

 

 

What’s new on your stack?

❤ Annette

New on The Stack (1)

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.

Find it on: Goodreads | Amazon (affiliate link)

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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