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Review: Mud Vein

Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!
Today, I’m here with a review of my second Tarryn Fisher read, Mud Vein, which I very much enjoyed. I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into the book, but I ended up adoring it.
Enjoy!


Mud Vein by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Pages: 283
Publication Date: April 2014
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
When reclusive novelist Senna Richards wakes up on her thirty-third birthday, everything has changed. Caged behind an electrical fence, locked in a house in the middle of the snow, Senna is left to decode the clues to find out why she was taken. If she wants her freedom, she has to take a close look at her past. But, her past has a heartbeat… and her kidnapper is nowhere to be found. With her survival hanging by a thread, Senna soon realizes this is a game. A dangerous one. Only the truth can set her free.


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Have you read Mud Vein? Is it on your TBR?
Have you read any of Tarryn Fisher’s other novels? Which one should I read next?
I’d love to chat about it in the comments down below! 

As always, thank you so much for reading!! I hope you enjoyed, and hopefully I’ll see you again soon! ❤

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Review: Learning Not to Drown

Happy Wednesday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy!
This morning, I’m back with a review of an unexpectedly enjoyable read, Learning Not to Drown. I had this book sitting and collecting dust on my shelf for years, and I’m so glad that I finally worked up the motivation to give it a read.
I hope you enjoy!! 


Learning Not to Drown by Anna Shinoda
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary
Pages: 352
Publication Date: April 2014
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read August 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Family secrets cut to the bone in this mesmerizing debut novel about a teen whose drug-addicted brother is the prodigal son one time too many.
There is a pecking order to every family. Seventeen-year old Clare is the overprotected baby; Peter is the typical, rebellious middle child; and Luke is the oldest, the can’t-do-wrong favorite. To their mother, they are a normal, happy family.
To Clare, they are a family on the verge of disaster. Clare: the ambitious striver; Peter: the angry ticking time bomb; and Luke: a drug-addicted convicted felon who has been in and out of jail for as long as Clare can remember—and who has always been bailed out by their parents.
Clare loves Luke, but life as his sister hasn’t been easy. And when he comes home (again), she wants to believe this time will be different (again). Yet when the truths behind his arrests begin to surface, everything Clare knows is shaken to its core. And then Luke is arrested. Again.
Except this time is different, because Clare’s mom does the unthinkable on Luke’s behalf, and Clare has to decide whether turning her back on family is a selfish act…or the only way to keep from drowning along with them.


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Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR?
Which books would you consider to be “hidden gems”?

Thanks so very much for reading! Have a phenomenal night, and I’ll see you again next time!! 😉

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Review: Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (Between #1)

Happy first day of September! I absolutely cannot believe that it is already September. I could swear that it’s still June! I hope everyone had an enjoyable summer!<3
School is starting back up for me next week, so unfortunately my reading will be slowing down quite a bit until Christmas time, but I’m certainly going to squeeze in as many more books as I possibly can before then!
Today I’m bringing you a review of what has to be one of my most anticipated reads, Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea! Unfortunately, this book was not all that I had dreamed of, especially after building it up for so many years. 
Hope you enjoy! 


Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Paranormal
Series: Between #1
Pages: 360
Publication Date: August 2013
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…
Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town… until River West comes along. River rents the guest house behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard.
Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more?
Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery… who makes you want to kiss back.
Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.
Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch.


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Have you read Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea? What about April Genevieve Tulcholke’s other novels? Are they on your TBR? 
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Thank you very much for joining me today! Until next time!! 🙂

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Review: Fall With Me

Hello, hello, my lovely readers!! I hope you’re all doing well! ❤
This morning, I’m here with a review of Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout. I really enjoyed the first book in her Wait for You series, but I think that the rest of the books in the series are increasingly worse in quality. I’ve already vowed that I wouldn’t read any more books in the series after the third book, but unfortunately, I really just can’t help myself sometimes. After finishing the book, I deeply regret my decision to pick up this installment. 
Happy reading!! 😉


Fall With You by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Series: Wait for You #4
Pages: 389
Publication Date: March 2015
My Rating: 1.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.
Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.
But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.


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Have you read any of the books in this series? Are they on your TBR?
Do you enjoy new adult romances?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!! 

Thanks so much for reading!! I hope you have a phenomenal night!
See you next time!

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Review: The Road Trip

Good morning, everyone! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
This week I’m back with a review of my latest rom-com read, The Road Trip, by Beth O’Leary! I was really excited by the concept of this novel, but sadly, it wasn’t quite what I’d been hoping for.
Happy reading!


The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 414
Publication Date: April 2021
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend’s wedding in the north of Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed.
But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie’s ex, Dylan, who she’s avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier.
Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they’ve totaled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with three hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can’t avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship…
Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly… is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan?


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Have you read this book? What about Beth O’Leary’s other books? What were your thoughts on them?
What is your favourite rom-com book?
Let me know in the comments down below!!! 😉

Thanks so much for reading! Have a fantastic week, and I’ll see you again next time!

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Review: Repeat

Goooood morning!! I hope you’re all having a phenomenal day so far! ❤
Today I’m brining you a review of my latest NA read, Repeat by Kylie Scott. This novel plopped its way into my email inbox via the Romance Read Club of the Month. I liked the premise and first chunk of the book, but I didn’t end up loving the second half of the story.
Happy reading!! 


Repeat by Kylie Scott
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Mystery
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 2019
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read July 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
From New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance.
When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has to figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.
Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?


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Have you read Repeat? What about any of Kylie Scott’s other books?
What is your favourite NA romance?
Let’s chat about it in the comments down below!! 

Thanks so much for reading. I hope you have a beautiful day, and I’ll see you again soon! 😉

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Review: F*ck Love

Good morning!! I hope you’re all having a phenomenal week! ❤
Today I’m here with a review of a book that’s been siting on my Goodreads TBR for over five years, and I decided to finally read it on a whim. I’m so happy that I did, but I really ended up enjoying it! I didn’t go in the direction that I had been expecting, but I still liked it. 
Happy reading!! 


F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 266
Publication Date: January 2016
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
Read June 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Helena Conway has fallen in love.
Unwillingly. Unwittingly.
But not unprovoked.
Kit Isley is everything she’s not—unstructured, untethered,
and not even a little bit careful.
It could all be so beautiful … if he wasn’t dating her best friend.
Helena must defy her heart, do the right thing, and think of others.
Until she doesn’t.


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Have you read this book? Is it on your TBR?
How do you feel about books with morally grey characters?
Have you read any of Tarryn Fisher’s other novels? Which one should I read next?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments down below!!

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Review: Everyone We’ve Been

Gooood morning! I hope you’re all having a fantastic week so far! ❤
Today I’m hre with a review of Everyone We’ve Been, a YA book that I recently picked up! I have never really seen anyone else talking about this book, but I enjoyed it!
Happy reading! 😉


Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett
Genre: Young Adult – Romance, Dystopian
Pages: 400
Publication Date: October 2016
My Rating: 3 of 5 stars
Read June 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Addison Sullivan has been in an accident. In its aftermath, she has memory lapses and starts talking to a boy that no one else can see. It gets so bad that she’s worried she’s going crazy.
Addie takes drastic measures to fill in the blanks and visits a shadowy medical facility that promises to “help with your memory.” But at the clinic, Addie unwittingly discovers it is not her first visit. And when she presses, she finds out that she had certain memories erased. She had a boy erased.
But why? Who was that boy, and what happened that was too devastating to live with? And even if she gets the answers she’s looking for, will she ever be able to feel like a whole person again?


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Have you read tis book? Is it on your TBR?
Do you enjoy books that have dual timelines or flashbacks?
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Review: This is Not the Jess Show

Good morning! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy! ❤
Today, I’m back with a review of what had been one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, and while the beginning of the book was promising, it ended up being a huge letdown.
Happy reading!


This is Not the Jess Show by Anna Carey
Genre: Young Adult – Dystopia, Thriller, Romance
Series: This Is Not the Jess Show #1
Pages: 304
Publication Date: February 2021
My Rating: 1.75 of 5 stars
Read June 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Black Mirror meets My So-Called Life in this fast-paced, timely YA thriller about separating fact from fiction–and how far we’ll go to create our own version of reality.
Like any other teenager, Jess Flynn is just trying to get through her junior year without drama … but drama seems to keep finding her. Between a new crush on her childhood best friend, overprotective parents cramping her social life, and her younger sister’s worsening health, the only constant is change–and her hometown of Swickley, which feels smaller by the day.
Swickley is getting weirder by the day, too. Half the population has been struck down by a mysterious flu. Conversations end awkwardly when Jess enters the room. And then one day, a tiny, sleek black device–with an apple logo on it–falls out of her best friend’s backpack and lands at Jess’s feet.


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Have you read any of Anna Carey’s other books?
How do you feel about the dystopia genre?
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Review: From Lukov With Love

Hello, hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all doing very well! ❤
This morning, I’m bringing you a review of a book that was supposed to be a wonderful enemies-to-lovers romance between two figure skating partners, but the story was not at all what I had in mind. I was beyond excited to pick up this book, as the synopsis reminded me very much of the show Spinning Out, but I was terribly disappointed by With Lukov With Love. I disliked the writing style, I was displeased by the romance, and the book dragged on at a painfully slow pace. 
Happy reading!


From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
Genre: Adult – Contemporary, Romance, Sports
Pages: 493
Publication Date: February 2018
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read June 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
If someone were to ask Jasmine Santos to describe the last few years of her life with a single word, it would definitely be a four-letter one.
After seventeen years—and countless broken bones and broken promises—she knows her window to compete in figure skating is coming to a close.
But when the offer of a lifetime comes in from an arrogant idiot she’s spent the last decade dreaming about pushing in the way of a moving bus, Jasmine might have to reconsider everything.
Including Ivan Lukov.


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Have you read From Lukov With Love? What were your thoughts on it?
Have you read any of this author’s other works?

Thank you so much for hanging with me today! I hope you enjoyed. See you next time! 😉

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