A book in review.

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Brief Summary

Hilary had gotten used to dating the commitment-phobic Marc, thirteen years her senior. They had a great relationship–why rush into things? She saw no need to pressure him for marriage, believing that when the time was right, he would propose. But after they had been together for four years, their friends decided to take matters into their own hands, pushing Marc to propose and making Hilary realize how much she really did want to marry the man that she loved. Unfortunately, Marc still wasn’t ready–and their friends’ meddling in the form of a faux engagement party led to a disastrous New Year’s Eve that brought their relationship to an inevitable turning point.

Review:

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. I loved this book. It was a refreshing real story about love. I felt so connected to the main character, Hilary. This book is so honest about what happens in one’s head throughout the course of a relationship, the author does a good job of not sugar coating anything. It’s a great read that was hard to put down, I finished it in less than a day, I just needed to know what happened. I recommend this 5 star book as a book club book cause it would get you and your girlfriend’s thinking what you’d do in Hilary’s shoes or to anyone who likes a book about love that is real, xo!

Author Bio:

Hilary Grossman dated a guy so commitment-phobic that she was able to write a book about their relationship. She is currently the CFO of a beverage alcohol importer and lives on Long Island.

Connect with Hilary!

blog = http://www.feelingbeachie.com

Facebook – author page = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hilary-Grossman-Author/490726971020296

Facebook blog page = https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feeling-Beachie/303122723070159

twitter = @feelingbeachie

Buy the Book!

Amazon = http://www.amazon.com/Dangled-Carat-Hilary-Grossman-ebook/dp/B00F55HITQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1394374641&sr=8-1&keywords=dangled+carat

Barnes & Noble (print) http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dangled-carat-hilary-grossman/1117017818?ean=9780615860350

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March 31 – Keep Calm and Blog On – Review

April 2 – Samantha March – Q&A & Excerpt

April 3- Fiction Dreams – Q&A & Excerpt

April 4 – Girl Tries Life- Review & Q&A

April 7 – Sweets Books – Excerpt

April 8 – A Right Brain Wannabe – Review

April 9 – Change the Word – Q&A & Excerpt

April 10 – Chick Lit Club Connect – Guest Post

April 11 – Chick Lit Goddess – Excerpt

April 11 – Every Free Chance Book Reviews – Q&A

April 15 – Novel Escapes– Q&A

April 16 – Me, Bookshelf and I – Guest Post & Excerpt

April 18 – Chick Lit Plus – Review

April 21 – Jersey Girl Book Reviews – Review, Guest Post & Excerpt

April 22 – Annabel and Alice – Review

April 24 – Storybrook Reviews – Excerpt

April 28 – A Novel Thought – Review

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Fiveday!

Howdy-Ho Ranger Joe! This week went by fairly quickly and I didn’t hate it. Not a whole lot of deck for the weekend, which is kinda nice since I had a pretty busy week. Let’s dive right into my top 5 from the week, xo!

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I may have had whole wheat pancakes with bananas from IHOP twice this week. Can’t confirm or deny.

The girls and I did crossfit intro class three days in a row this week. It hurts to type this right now.

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Say what you’d like, but I’m OBSESSED with this cover.

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Loving gold pieces this spring. My new mix & match single earrings and double bar necklace are perfect.

Earrings; forever21 Necklace; lulu’s

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Have you heard of shopkick?  It’s the funniest and coolest way to earn gift cards for your fave stores! It’s Supermarket Sweep meets The Amazing Race.

Linking up with Lauren!

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Cover Reveal!

Love_Always_Kate

“Love Always, Kate” coming April 2014…

SYNOPSIS

* Book #1 in the Love Always Series *
Dear Diary,

Leukemia’s been my life since I was eleven. Now, six years later, I want my life back. Only I’m not sure what that is. The test results came back today. 22,000. Which means I’m officially out of remission—again. I have three options:

1) Another round of chemo.
2) A super-new experimental drug.
3) Dump it all— forget the meds and treatments and enjoy the time I have left.

I think I know what I want. Then, in walks Damian, changing everything.

I mean, everything…

He’s got his own set of issues. It binds us together, you know? We understand what it’s like to lose what matters most in seconds. Still, the last thing I need is to have someone else to crush if I can’t fight hard enough. And the last thing he needs is someone else to grieve.

Never mind. I’m down to two options now.

Somehow I know that whichever one I choose, the result will be the same. With the sand in my hourglass seeping to the bottom, I hope there’s enough left to show Damian that life’s worth living.

Worth fighting for. Worth dying for.

Love Always,
Kate

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20942357-love-always-kate

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born and raised in Iowa, d. Nichole King writes her stories close to home. There’s nothing like small-town Midwest scenery to create the perfect backdrop for an amazing tale. She wrote her first book in junior high and loved every second of it. However, she couldn’t bring herself to share her passion with anyone. She packed it away until one day, with the encouragement of her husband, she sat down at the computer and began to type. Now, she can’t stop. When not writing, d. is usually curled up with a book, scrapbooking, or doing yet another load of laundry. Along with her incredible husband, she lives in small-town Iowa with her four adorable children and their dog, Peaches.The Spirit is the first book of The Spirit Trilogy, and is her debut novel.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7762889.D_Nichole_King

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dnichole.king
Facebook “Like” Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-Nichole-King/127774904070474

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/dNicholeKing
Blog:  www.dnicholeking.com

 

Cover Reveal!

In_Spades

“In Spades” coming April 2014…

SYNOPSIS

* Book #1 in the Mirrored Series *
Avalynn has been running from her past for a couple of years now….never very far…but extremely fast. With an alcoholic father, a void of a mother, and a town full of gossip, she struggles to find her place in the world. The only thing that saved her from her own path of self-destruction was her beautiful little sister, her miracle, Abby. Desperately trying to save Abby she plots to take her away, yet the plan goes dangerously astray…leaving Avalynn beaten and broken in what once was the hallway mirror in her childhood home. Abby is the only thing she cares about…until she meets him…The man that can shatter her entire world with one glance. Their relationship is roller coaster ride from start to finish. One that Avalynn never wants to get off of, but she may not have a choice. Her happily ever after is coming to a screeching halt yet again…

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17510975-in-spades

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

23 Years Young.

Manager for an assisted living program working with mentally challenged adults.

Currently pursuing my degree in Music Therapy.
Loves Music, writing and reading.
Has a cockapoo dog named Jezebella that is closest thing I have to a child. She’s a handful, but I love her.
Currently resides in Michigan, USA.
Addicted to Lip Gloss, Oreos and Sleep.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/EroticauthorKateLynne

Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatelynnPinson

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7231392.Kate_Lynne

 

Product Review!

I absolutely hated the first product I tried from the Olay Fresh Effects line. It may have been one of the WORST products I ever tried. So when I saw that my grocery store (of all places…!) had the Olay Fresh Effects face scrubber 1/2 off, I thought “well, if it sucks I won’t be too mad” and picked it up. I’m here to tell you that it in fact, does not suck at all-I love it! It’s cute and packs a punch. I like to use it after I remove all of my makeup with a makeup wipe. I started using it with the Shine, Shine Go Away product it came with, but I don’t have oily skin, so I wanted to try it with something else. I just picked up their new Out of this Swirled-deep pore clean & exfoliating scrub to use with it. (the jury is still out on this product, I’ve only used it once.) I would like to buy a Clarisonic one day when I have a good routine with my face washing (I know, I should have one by now, I’m almost 30. But, I’ll admit, I don’t wash my face everyday…I’m a terrible human.)But for now, my cute little Olay Fresh Effects face scrubber will do the trick! Xo

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Olay Fresh Effects Va-Va-Vivid! Powered Contour Cleansing System $12-$15

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Eiffel-Inspiration

One of my favorite things in the world is the Eiffel Tower. I collect everything and anything involving the tower. I haven’t posted many pics of it lately. So here’s some that I’m digging lately.

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*all these photos came from google images

The beauty of the tower always makes me smile. It takes my breath away. Catch ya next time, xo!