Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018 Challenges... Have I lost my mind?


Hello friends! It's that time of year... The announcing of the 2018 Reading Challenges! I'm convinced I have lost my damn mind. Why? Well, I'm going to attempt 10 challenges this year. TEN! I'm going in this with a calm and collected attitude. In the past year I've learned that I'm okay if I don't complete one. They're a fun and creative way to get me to either read more books I love or read books I wouldn't normally reach for. A couple of them even help me with my blogger goals for 2018. More on that later... One thing I am doing a bit differently is that all of my challenge sign-ups will be in this one post. It's easier for me to track and link.

So, without further ado... Here are the challenges I'll be participating in 2018...

Monday, December 11, 2017

Review: Cowboy, It's Cold Outside (Twilight, Texas #8) by Lori Wilde

"If you think looking into my eyes unlocked your creativity, just wait until we have sex." - Paige MacGregor

Cowboy, It's Cold Outside
Series: Twilight, Texas #8
Author: Lori Wilde
Publisher: Avon Books
Published: October 31, 2017
Source: Publisher

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Everyone in town knows that Christmas in Twilight has a way of bringing lovers together . . . but will its magic bring this pair from “I won’t” to “I do”?

Wearing a too-tight “Santa Baby” costume held in by a double pair of Spanx, Paige MacGregor runs headlong into a gorgeous, grey-eyed hunk of a long, tall cowboy. And not just any cowboy, but country-western star Cash Colton, visiting Twilight to perform in a charity concert. Most women would melt at his feet, but Paige knows all too much about self-assured men with cocky attitudes, so she tells him to get lost.

Cash is in town, nursing his own broken heart, but Paige has knocked him off his feet. He’s convinced she’s perfect—someone to inspire his music and share his now-empty bed. True, he’s not marriage material, but he’s determined to convince her that they’re perfect together—at least for a while. But what he doesn’t count on is falling in love with the one woman who isn’t about to give him the time of day!

Friday, December 8, 2017

Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

"I think I've made it pretty clear you can have me if you want me. I practically refuse to put on clothes when we're in the apartment." - Calvin McLoughlin

Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Published: December 5, 2017
Source: Publisher

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From subway to Broadway to happily ever after. Modern love in all its thrill, hilarity, and uncertainty has never been so compulsively readable as in New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren’s (Beautiful Bastard, Dating You / Hating You) new romance.

Marriages of convenience are so . . . inconvenient.

Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a bigtime musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entre into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.

Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realize they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Review: Maybe This Kiss (Colorado Ice #0.5) by Jennifer Snow

"I'm about four seconds from making love to you, and you're thinking about a creepy-ass stuffed elf?" - Neil Healy

Maybe This Kiss
Series: Colorado Ice #0.5
Author: Jennifer Snow
Publisher: Forever Yours
Published: November 1, 2016
Source: Publisher

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Love is always worth the risk . . . 

Neil Healy was happy to be promoted to Air Force Lieutenant, but he's less than thrilled that the new job has brought him back to his hometown. The memories alone could kill a man, to say nothing of actually seeing the woman he never got over. Neil knew avoiding Becky Westmore would be impossible, but he didn't expect the chemistry between them to be as strong as ever.

All Becky wants this holiday season is to get through the month of December with her sanity intact. Not helping? Her ex-boyfriend's return to Glenwood Falls. Even after a decade apart, Neil still makes her feel in ways no other man has. But Christmas is a time for miracles, and maybe Becky's will be a second chance at first love.

Saturday, December 2, 2017

Pass the Popcorn: Favorite Christmas Movies


Hello friends! Happy 1st Saturday of December! Since I am spending today at the craft fair, I decided to take another trip down memory lane and talk about some of my all-time favorite Christmas movies. These are a mixture of my favorite movies from when I was a kid and some I wish came out when I was a kid. All are movies that are timeless to me.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Last Month on the Blog - November 2017


Hello friends! And hello December! November took me on quite a roller-coaster ride both personally and on my blog. I started off strong only to lose steam towards the middle of the month thanks to a quick trip to Nevada. Now that it's almost December (I'm working on this post a few days early... hello future me), I'm back on track and ready to end the year on a high note.

As far as December goes, I've got lots to look forward to this month. I'm doing my first craft fair in two years on the 2nd. Stupid excited for that (and it's one of the reasons why I'm doing this post ahead of time). And I'm actually looking forward to sitting down and work on my goals/challenges for 2018. I am insanely focused right now and it's freaking me out a bit.

Anyhoo, here's what happened in November...

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Spotlight: Always You (Bachelor Brotherhood #3) by Denise Grover Swank

Always You
Bachelor Brotherhood #3
Denise Grover Swank
Forever
November 28, 2017

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First love is better the second time around.

Matt Osborn had no idea coaching his five-year-old nephew's soccer team would get him so much attention from the mothers-attention he doesn't want now that he's given up on love and having a family of his own. Yep, Matt's the last of his bachelor buddies, and plans on staying that way. That is, until he finds himself face-to-face with the woman who broke his heart.

Single mom Anna paused her life in England to help her father recover from an illness. She can't afford complications, and too-hot-for-his-own-good Matt Osborn-her almost former fiancé-is definitely a complication. He's a reminder of what might have been-or should have been. That irresistible pull between them isn't over. Not even close. But if she's not careful, she'll break both their hearts . . . again.