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Review: Confess

Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest and most likely my last Colleen Hoover read, Confess. I’ve discovered that Colleen’s books are VERY hit or miss for me, and this one was most definitely a miss.
I hope you enjoy!! 


Confess by Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 320
Publication Date: March 2017
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
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?


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Have you read Confess? What were your thoughts on it?
Have you read any of Colleen Hoover’s books? Do you like her writing style?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thanks so much for joining me today. Have a fantastic day!
Until next time! 😉

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Review: Slammed (Slammed #1)

Good morning!! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. 
Today I’m bringing you a review of my latest Colleen Hoover read, Slammed. This was the fifth book of her’s that I read in a row and it was definitely one of my least favourites.
Happy reading!


Slammed by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Series: Slammed #1
Pages: 354
Publication Date: January 2012
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she’s losing hope.
Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.


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Have you read Slammed? Have you read the other books in the series?
What were your thoughts on it?
Is it on your TBR?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 

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Review: All Your Perfects

Hello, hello! I hope you’re all having a wonderful week so far!
This morning I’m back with a review of my fourth Colleen Hoover read, All Your Perfects. This was the first book that I read in 2021, and I’d say that it was a pretty strong start to my reading year!
I hope you enjoy! ❤


All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Adult – Contemporary. Romance
Pages: 305
Publication Date: July 2018
My Rating: of 5 stars
Read January 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Colleen Hoover delivers a tour de force novel about a troubled marriage and the one old forgotten promise that might be able to save it.
Quinn and Graham’s perfect love is threatened by their imperfect marriage. The memories, mistakes, and secrets that they have built up over the years are now tearing them apart. The one thing that could save them might also be the very thing that pushes their marriage beyond the point of repair.
All Your Perfects is a profound novel about a damaged couple whose potential future hinges on promises made in the past. This is a heartbreaking page-turner that asks: Can a resounding love with a perfect beginning survive a lifetime between two imperfect people?


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Have you read this book? What about Colleen Hoover’s other books? 
Let’s chat in the comments down below! 

Thank you for joining me today!! I hope to see you again soon! 😉
Have a great day!

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Mood Board Monday: Verity

Verity by Colleen Hoover

Verity was the second Colleen Hoover that I read back in December, and while I can’t say that I was super pleased with the ending, I really enjoyed the book overall. I had fun trying to capture the dark theme of the story in this mood board.
You can see my review of Verity here.

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Review: Bootleg Stardust

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all doing well. ❤
This morning, I’m here with a review of Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon, which will be published on April 6 this year! Thank you to NetGalley and Simon & Schuster for providing me with an eARC of this novel in exchange for an honest review!
Happy reading!! 😉


Bootleg Stardust by Glenn Dixon
Genre: Adult – Historical Fiction, Romance
Pages: 304
Publication Date: April 6, 2021
My Rating: 1 of 5 stars
Read February 2021

Goodreads Synopsis:
Daisy Jones & the Six meets Nick Hornby in this uplit debut novel about a young musician who auditions for a band and is suddenly catapulted into the wild world of rock and roll stardom, where nothing is quite what it seems.
Sometimes you have to hit rock bottom on your way to the top.
It’s 1974. The music world is rocking with bellbottoms, platform shoes, and lots and lots of drugs. This year’s sensation is an American band called Downtown Exit and their latest album has just gone gold.
For high school dropout Levi Jaxon, things aren’t so great. After bouncing around foster homes for years, he’s living in his best friend’s basement. His dream is to someday be a rock star, but he has a problem—his own band has just broken up.
In an uncanny stroke of luck, Levi lands an audition for Downtown Exit, who are now recording their second album at Abbey Road Studios. He arrives in London and aces his audition, only to learn he’s not really in the band. No, Levi’s job is to sit in the wings and cover for the band’s real guitarist when he inevitably starts tripping on stage.
Levi sticks with it, hoping to step into the role he’s always dreamed of. But he must first navigate egos, jealousies, and deceptions. Frankie, the band’s front man, has it out for him. And Levi has fallen for Ariadne, the band’s photographer. All of them have their secrets, Levi included. And as the band tours through Europe and struggles to finish their new album, Levi comes face to face with unanswered questions from his past and the impossible price that fame demands.
Utterly magical and transporting, Bootleg Stardust is a one-of-a-kind joyride about the power of music to bring people together—and break them apart—and the courage it takes to find your own voice.


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Is Bootleg Stardust on your TBR?
Have you read any of Glenn Dixon’s other books?
What’s your favourite book about a musician or band? (Mine is Daisy Jones & the Six!)
Let me know in the comments down below!

Thank you so much for reading! I hope to see you again soon!! 🙂

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Review: Layla

Good afternoon!! I hope you’re all doing well.
Today I’m here with a review of my third Colleen Hoover read, Layla, which was just published in December. I really enjoyed the other Colleen Hoover books that I read before this, but Layla was quite the disappointment for me.
Happy reading! ❤


Layla by Colleen Hoover
Genre: Adult – Mystery/Thriller, Romance, Paranormal
Pages: 301
Publication Date: December 2020
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover comes a novel that explores life after tragedy and the enduring spirit of love.
When Leeds meets Layla, he’s convinced he’ll spend the rest of his life with her—until an unexpected attack leaves Layla fighting for her life. After weeks in the hospital, Layla recovers physically, but the emotional and mental scarring has altered the woman Leeds fell in love with. In order to put their relationship back on track, Leeds whisks Layla away to the bed-and-breakfast where they first met. Once they arrive, Layla’s behavior takes a bizarre turn. And that’s just one of many inexplicable occurrences.
Feeling distant from Layla, Leeds soon finds solace in Willow—another guest of the B&B with whom he forms a connection through their shared concerns. As his curiosity for Willow grows, his decision to help her find answers puts him in direct conflict with Layla’s well-being. Leeds soon realizes he has to make a choice because he can’t help both of them. But if he makes the wrong choice, it could be detrimental for all of them.


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Have you read Layla? Do you think that it lived up to the hype?
What’s your favourite Colleen Hoover book?
Let me know in the comments down below! ❤

Thanks for reading!! I’ll see you again next time! 😉
Have a phenomenal day!

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Review: Dear Heartbreak

Happy Thursday! I hope you’re all staying safe and healthy. ❤
This morning I’m back with a review of Dear Heartbreak, a non-fiction anthology written by a group of YA authors.
I hope you enjoy! 😉


Dear Heartbreak by Heather Demetrios (and others)
Genre: Young Adult – Anthology, Non-Fiction
Pages: 304
Publication Date: December 2018
My Rating: 2.75 of 5 stars
Read December 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
This is a book about the dark side of love: the way it kicks your ass, tears out your heart, and then forces you to eat it, bite by bloody bite. If you’ve felt this way, you’re not alone…
In this powerful collection, YA authors answer real letters from teens all over the world about the dark side of love: dating violence, break-ups, cheating, betrayals, and loneliness. This book contains a no-holds-barred, raw outpouring of the wisdom these authors have culled from mining their own hearts for the fiction they write. Their responses are autobiographical, unflinching, and filled with love and hope for the anonymous teen letter writers.
Featuring Adi Alsaid, Becky Albertalli, Libba Bray, Heather Demetrios, Amy Ewing, Zach Fehst, Gayle Forman, Corey Ann Haydu, Varian Johnson, A.S. King, Nina LaCour, Kim Liggett, Kekla Magoon, Sarah McCarry, Sandhya Menon, Cristina Moracho, Jasmine Warga, and Ibi Zoboi.


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Have you read this book?
Have you read any of the contributing authors?
Do you enjoy anthologies?
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Review: Twilight

Happy Monday! I hope you’re all having a wonderful day!
Today I’m back with a review of a book that I had never planned on picking up, but for whatever reason, I finally did. I wouldn’t say that I regret it, but I didn’t exactly enjoy the book all that much either.
Happy reading!! 😉


Twilight by Stephanie Meyer
Genre: Young Adult – Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Series: Twilight #1
Pages: 501
Publication Date: October 2005
My Rating: 2 of 5 stars
Read September 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
About three things I was absolutely positive.
First, Edward was a vampire.
Second, there was a part of him—and I didn’t know how dominant that part might be—that thirsted for my blood.
And third, I was unconditionally and irrevocably in love with him.
Deeply seductive and extraordinarily suspenseful, Twilight is a love story with bite.


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Have you read Twilight? What are your thoughts on the series?
Have you watched the movies?
Let me know in the comments down below!! 

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Posted in Mood Boards

Mood Board Monday: Daisy Jones & The Six

Daisy Jones & The Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid

This is one of the first mood boards that I made, and it’s definitely one of my favourites. I LOVED the whole vibe that this story had, especially because I adore the music and style of the 1970’s.
You can see my review of Daisy Jones & The Six here.

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