Cozy Box Swap 2014

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Hello Loves!

Hope everyone had a great turkey day.

If there is one thing you need to know about me is that I love a good swap. I love getting things in the mail. Or the fact that you get to know another blogger on a 1:1 level.

I participated in the Cozy Box Swap with Brandi. I had so much fun with this swap.

I got partnered with Kristen over at Pretty Little Pages.

Kristen and I have so much in common. From our love of YA books to our hate for chocolate. She is so much fun to talk. Go check her out.

*I forget to get a picture of what I got her. All the more reason to go check out her blog!*

Here is what was in my wonderful package!

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Top Left: Everything unwrapped. There are some socks (which have come in handy lately), Penguin salt and pepper shakers, a toy penguin for Stella, and some notebooks.

Top Right: Stella’s Pet Penguin

Bottom Right: Everything all wrapped. It was too pretty that I didn’t want to open it up.

Bottom Left: My wonderful salt & pepper shakers.


Thank you Brandi for hosting the swap.

Thank you Kristen for the wonderful package!

– Jennifer

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|Cover Reveal|Intense 2 by bestselling authors

Intense 2:

A Collection of books from some of today’s bestselling authors

Release Date: December 1st

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**On sale for a limited time only & at a special low price**

Format: Ebook Only and Exclusively at Amazon

Genre: New Adult Romance

For a complete list of titles in this anthology please see book blurb*


Synopsis:

One book from one bestselling author is exciting, but when you put ten all together what you get is something more.

Something Intense.


Intense 2 is a collection of stories from ten authors who bring their A game every time they sit down with a blank page. Combined together you get a limited edition read jam-packed with passionate encounters, powerful alphas, and romance that will keep you warm at night.

This is a must read for any romance reading, page turning book addict. Download it now before it’s gone!


This collection includes:

Cambria Hebert – Text (novel)

Julie Richman – Bad Son Rising (novel)

Tijan Meyer – Brady Remington Landed Me In Jail (novel)

Ilsa Madden-Mills – Very Wicked Things (novel)

Eliza Lund – The Agreement (novel) / Drake Restrained (novella)

Liv Morris – Love Handles Club (novella)

J.l. Mac – Reach Me (novella)

Author Kailin Gow РThe Blue Room (novella) / Heat (novella) 

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It’s Monday… What are you reading?

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Linking up with Sheila

Happy Monday Loves!

This weekend was spent getting the house ready for Thanksgiving! We put up our holiday lights in between the rain storms and cleaning the inside of the house. I could use a break from my weekend. I’m looking forward to Thursday and all the family time. Plus Turkey!

Since today’s Monday, it’s time to take a quick peek at what I’m reading.


For My Eyeballs:

Maybe Not (Maybe, #1.5)

Goodreads

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.
When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.
Or maybe not.
Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.
Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?
Maybe.
Maybe not

* There are so many feels so far. I loved Bridgette and Warren in Maybe Someday. I can’t wait to hear their story.*


For My Ears:

Looking for Alaska

Goodreads

Before. Miles “Pudge” Halter’s whole existence has been one big nonevent, and his obsession with famous last words has only made him crave the “Great Perhaps” (Fran√ßois Rabelais, poet) even more. He heads off to the sometimes crazy, possibly unstable, and anything-but-boring world of Culver Creek Boarding School, and his life becomes the opposite of safe. Because down the hall is Alaska Young. The gorgeous, clever, funny, sexy, self-destructive, screwed-up, and utterly fascinating Alaska Young, who is an event unto herself. She pulls Pudge into her world, launches him into the Great Perhaps, and steals his heart.

After. Nothing is ever the same

*I’m giving John Green one last try. He better not make me ugly cry again*


What are you reading this week?

– Jennifer

 

 

 

 

 

Favorite Fall TV Shows

Linking up April, Christina, Darci, and Natasha

TGIF!

This week has felt like the week that would never end. For explain I woke up on Tuesday and thought it was Saturday. I don’t know what it is but this time of the year the weeks drag on. Oh well, it’s almost Thanksgiving so I can’t complain.

Moving on to today’s post, which is going to be short but sweet. I’m not a huge TV watcher but when I have the time to actually watch TV, these are the five TV shows that take up my time.


{ONE}

How To Get Away With Murder on ABC

OMG. This show hits the money. My favorite type of shows are the crime and detective¬†type of shows. I want a show that will leave me guessing throughout the entire episode. My husband and I turn it into a little game to see who will figure out the murder first. This show leaves me stun every time. There are so many twists and turns that my head can’t keep up and I can’t figure it out. Bonus: Paris Geller makes her tv debut again!


{TWO}

Scandal on ABC

Politics are secret passion of mine. Scandal allows me to feed the inner beast without having to move to Washington DC. The love triangle is so weird but makes me believe that there is someone special for everyone.


{THREE}

Chicago Fire  

Chicago Fire on NBC

Hot firefighters doing what hot fireman do best. Melting our hearts.


{FOUR}

Chicago P.D.

Chicago P.D. on NBC

The Chicago Police department may not have the most conventicle ways to find the bad guy but they get the results. I’ve learned that Justice will come at whatever cost. Plus said hot firefighters show up every once in a while.


{FIVE}

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Madam Secretary on CBS

This show is the most realistic political show out there. Instead of focusing on the relationships of the characters, it focus on how to fix this country. Madam Secretary doesn’t take crap from anyone and she does what she wants.


 What other shows should I be checking out?

– Jennifer

Book Review: Maybe Someday

Maybe Someday

At twenty-two years old, Sydney is enjoying a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers that Hunter is cheating on her and she’s forced to decide what her next move should be.

Soon, Sydney finds herself captivated by her mysterious and attractive neighbor, Ridge. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either. They soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one.

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My thoughts:

This book was amazing. I started listening to it in the car but then couldn’t wait to see how it ends that I had to finish reading it. This book was pure perfection. I can’t wait to read more books by Colleen Hoover. This isn’t your typically romantic story. This is so much more. It’s like Ridge and Sydney were put on this earth for each other. The entire plot shows the connection these two characters have for each other. Of course there are crazy twists along the way that make this story flow so well together. Get your copy today!

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 Book Information:
Title: Maybe Somday
Author: Colleen Hoover
Format: Audible started with ebook finish
Pages: 367 Pages
Release Date: March 18th 2014
Genre: New Adult

 

 

It’s Monday!

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Linking up with Sheila

Hello all you wonderful people!

It’s Monday again! No matter how hard we try Monday always seems to come around. This was my first weekend without anything planned. I was super excited! I spent the weekend on the couch, watching football and reading. It was a great weekend! I made a dent on my TBR pile. Overall it was a successful weekend!

Here’s what I’m reading this Monday!

For my eyes:

The A-List by Zoey Dean

The A-List (A-List, #1)

via Goodreads

Welcome to The A-List, a wickedly funny and risqu√© paperback original novel that takes readers behind the scenes of the intoxicating world of Hollywood glitterati. Seventeen-year-old Upper East Side blueblood Anna (“pronounced Aaaanah”) Percy is on her way to Beverly Hills, California, where she’ll live with her estranged dad for the rest of the school year while her mother travels to Europe with a friend. On the plane, Anna drinks too much champagne and gets hit on by record producer Rick Resnick. Luckily Princeton student Ben Birnbaum is there to save her and he invites Anna to famous actor Jackson Sharpe’s wedding, where Anna meets the cast of rich and famous characters who are soon to be her classmates at Beverly Hills High. The fast times of Beverly Hill’s most beautiful and glamorous people drive the page-turning action of this juicy new novel.

*I started this book last night. I’m about a chapter in so I can’t really form a good opinion about it yet.*

For my ears:

Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles

Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry, #1)

via Goodreads

When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.  

*This story reminds me of a modern day Romeo and Juliet. Two completely different worlds that are distained to be together. I’m rooting for everyone to get together. I really hope so.*

– Jennifer

 

 

 

Pictures that I should share

Happy Friday!!!

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet. It’s been a busy weird week.

I was backing up my phone last night when I realized that I should share some of this random pictures! Enjoy!

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Top Left: Stella loves cuddling with me when we are going for a ride

Bottom Left: Halloween Weekend. My roomie’s son, Stella and the Hubs!

Bottom Right: Coaching!

Top Right: The sunset the other day when I was coming home.

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Top Left: My girls got to meet the Sounders player last weekend!

Bottom Left: My sister and I at the Sounders playoff game on Monday!

Bottom Right: Cuddle time at our house

Top Left: Stella wanted to help me with the laundry.

– Jennifer

Book Review: Relatively Famous

Relatively Famous

Meet Dani McKinley: A typical teen whose world is rocked when she finds out that her father is a famous Hollywood Action star. Now meet Mark Ocean: A self-serving actor with a floundering career who sees that a daughter is just what he needs to reinvent himself as a family man and get back on track. When the two decide to spend the summer together, they must not only wrangle their own love lives, but try to figure out who they really are to themselves and to each other.
Now armed with credit cards, club memberships, and a new wardrobe, Dani learns that what Mark has in wealth, he sorely lacks in parenting skills. Trying to show Mark that parenting is about more than loading her up with Prada bags and taking her to movie premieres is challenging enough, but she’s also got her hands full with her new friends. Oh, and the boys… Dani meets Jason, a gorgeous young personal trainer who is easy on the eyes and wildly flirtatious. But is this smug hottie the one for her? Or will she ignore her friends eye-rolling and go for the goofy but sweet surfer?
While juggling her own complicated love life, Dani tries to set her father up with someone less likely to appear on a VH1 reality show, and someone more… well, normal. And age-appropriate. And dressed in anything but a thong bikini. But whether Mark is able to heal old wounds and move forward with anything more than a meaningless fling remains to be seen.
Can Dani fit in with this new, fast-moving California crowd without losing herself? With the world at her fingertips and hot boys now after her, staying grounded gets tough. And can Mark drop his egocentric approach to life and learn to appreciate how truly wonderful his daughter is? As driven as he is to get that A-list acting role, he’s willing to do whatever it takes to get there, even if it means using his daughter. Or is he…? Mark and Dani’s relationship hits a few highs, but the question becomes whether the lows are too much.
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My thoughts:

It’s been a long time since I’ve picked up a book and read it in one day. That’s exactly what I did with this book. I started when I woke up and didn’t put it down until I was done. The dialog and storyline were very easy to follow. There were moments of pure joy, moments of pee-your-pants laughing, and moments of annoyance. All three elements made this book and great read.

Dani finds out the hottest Hollywood star is her long-lost father. She agrees to spend the summer in California with him. She wants to build that father-daughter relationship but he just wants to build image up. With an unusual bunch of character Dani learns the ins-and-outs of being the daughter of a celebrity.

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Facts:
Title- Relatively Famous
Author ‚Äď Jessica park
Format- kindle ebooks
pages- 284
Release date- june 22nd 2010
genre- young adult