BR: The Hating Game


author: Sally Thorne

narrator: Katie Schorr

format: audible

length: 11hrs/29mins

publisher: willow morrow

rating: 4/5

Lucy Hutton and Joshua Templeman hate each other. Not dislike. Not begrudgingly tolerate. Hate. And they have no problem displaying their feelings through a series of ritualistic passive aggressive maneuvers as they sit across from each other, executive assistants to co-CEOs of a publishing company. Lucy can’t understand Joshua’s joyless, uptight, meticulous approach to his job. Joshua is clearly baffled by Lucy’s overly bright clothes, quirkiness, and Pollyanna attitude.
Now up for the same promotion, their battle of wills has come to a head and Lucy refuses to back down when their latest game could cost her dream job…But the tension between Lucy and Joshua has also reached its boiling point, and Lucy is discovering that maybe she doesn’t hate Joshua. And maybe, he doesn’t hate her either. Or maybe this is just another game.  

MY THOUGHTS:

This has been so hyped and it totally deserve it. For her first book Sally Thorne did a great job in bringing a hate to love relationship with lots of humor. Which makes this the prefect book for me. I loved how Lucy’s and Josh’s relationship was trying to up one each other and that Josh seemed to read minds. They bring out each others bad sides and I couldn’t stop laughing at their antics.

Which I should bring up this book is funny so you may not want to read in public. I mean you can if you don’t mind people looking at you weird for laughing out of nowhere. The narrator does such a good job of showing the many emotions that come with Lucy’s and Josh’s dislike for each other and all the others later on.

Also this was about trying to bring to rival companies together once and for all. Which brings Lucy and Josh to work together and plan a bounding course. Which was fun to see both sides come together and pelt each other with paint balls. Also Josh and Lucy had there own things that they had to work on and each helped the other out.

I will say though Lucy got on my nerves some. She seemed to like Josh one minute then say something that will make them stop talking. Not that Josh wasn’t also a pain with his silent and not just telling her stuff. Which lead to total bs moments, however it didn’t take away from my total enjoyment of the book itself.

All in all I really loved this book and for a debut novel I can’t wait to see what Sally Thorne comes out with next. So glad I gave this contemporary a chance and I really want to buy the physical book.

 

Audible Review: Wait for You


Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout

Format: audible/kindle

Narrator: Sophie Eastlake

Length: 11 hours and 18 minutes

Rating: 5/5

Storyline:

It’s a college book about Avery who moved from Texas to Virginia for a new start. After continuing dealing with something that happened 5 years prior. Avery is trying to move on but someone keeps contacting her by emails and text while Avery just wants to forget.

Avery & Cam:

They both are dealing with stuff from their past however they deal with it in different ways. Cam has pretty much excepted what happened to him. While Avery moved across the country and tries to ignore everything. However I still loved everything about them and how they meet up.

The Romance:

The whole relationship was realistic in the way it came to be. They became friends first and though Cam asked her out for months it was half a joking matter. However when they do go out and start to date they dealt with a lot of ups and downs. Which just made me root for them more as the story went on. I loved that when Avery and Cam became a couple that it didn’t fix everything. Sure she learned how to trust and be able to experience things that frightened her.  However Avery still had some bad days which is how it should.

The Side Characters:

This book has two sets of friends that came together. Brittany and Jacob who acted like brother and sister that  wasn’t afraid to tell Avery when she was being stupid. Plus there always there for the fun time studying while gossiping and eating junk food. Then there’s Ollie and Jase who are brothers to Cam knowing him since childhood. They listen and make sure that Cam doesn’t do anything stupid. I love that they all pretty much all become friends and hangout. They all have their own personality that I love and just want more of them.

The audiobook:
This is my first time listening to Sophie Eastlake and really like her voice. She has a smooth why of telling the story that kept me interested to continue. Am excited to hear more from her.

The story was about dealing with past regrets and trying to get past it. It was also about trust and being willing to just live through you might be scared to.

I always love Jennifer L. Armentrout books and don’t know why I haven’t just marathon her books since I have plenty of them. Can’t wait to continue with these series and see some of my favorite side character get their own books.

I have to say if you’ve read Easy by Tammara Webber and want a similar book this would be a good choice.

March: 1-5 Kindle Haul


There is probably never going be a week I don’t do one of these because I have no control. Anyway enjoy…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15 new books that will just sit in my kindle app for probably years. The reason for my new obsession is the fact am not buying books so I might as well get e-books that are cheap and I kind of want. I know one thing if ever I go on vacation I’ll be set.

Hope everyone weekend was good and hope this next week goes fast 🙂

 

Friday Read (still reading these :/)


I just finished The Hating Game by Sally Thorne and will have a review up coming next week. Now time to get back to the two books that I’ve been reading forever.

Caraval by Stephanie Garber am 45% through

By Your Side by Kasie West am 63% through

I need to finish these so that I can have a clean swipe for next week. For next week is when I read Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for a buddy read am doing. I haven’t read this series for the reason when it came out there was way to much hype. Now is the time to give it a shoot.

Into next time everyone have fun this weekend.:)

Audible Review: Pucked Off


Author: Helena Hunting

Narrators: Rose Dioro & Jacob Morgan

Length: 9hrs & 36 mins

Series: Pucked-5

Rating: 5/5

Summary: I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t. 

My Thoughts:

Goodbye Pucked series I will be rereading you in the future 🙂

Lance has always been my top Pucked male and not just because of his ascent. Okay that has a lot to do with it. However though he likes to fight, and sleep with a bunch of bunnies. However he is also loyal and loves gummy bears which makes me smile at childlike he can be. He also has a thing about being touched and is really broken. Not all of it was thanks to Tasha but she’s sure as hell didn’t help. Tash in the beginning of the series didn’t seem bad person, and I even thought she may be a good choice for Lance. However reading this book will change your mind quick.

The actual love interest had a little camo in the second book and came back to help Lance with his problems. I loved Poppy in how she knew Lance before he became a hockey player. They reconnect because Lance needed a massage therapist, and though he was didn’t want to he went. I love how she is the one who can break down Lance’s defenses making him happy.

There interaction especially in the beginning was cute. For the simple reason Lance didn’t know how to talk to Poppy. Sure Lance knows how to flirt and seduce however doesn’t mean he knows how to deal with someone he wants to date. So watching him fumble was the cutest thing and I had to pause a couple times over the cuteness of it.

Poppy and Lance did had some issues with the whole if we don’t talk about it we wont ruin the start of their relationship. Which I was blah about however it lead to a Violet and Lily step in, and they worked it out so its fine.

I also love the little snippets of the other Pucked characters. The little you see of them is enough to make the book a full  experience. I love the audiobook as I’ve loved all the other ones. To hear the ascent and just get involved in the book by how Rose Dioro & Jacob Morgan. Plus with the fact that Hunting brings humor with heart felt moments made the 9 hours and 36 mins not long at all.

Am so sad that am saying goodbye to this series with all this great couples that I got to know and laugh at and with. Though I would have love to know what the heck is going on between a couple that we never knew what really was going on. Am fine with this conclusion, and just glad I got my Lance story and that he got his happy ever after and there’s no more Tash.

So yeah I loved this series and sad to see it go. I need to find another like this at some point or just reread this a thousand times I don’t know yet. Thanks for reading my review and leave a comment on if you’ve read this book or another series like this.

February Wrapped Up


I did better this month then January which makes me really happy. So here is my month wrap up for the shortest month of the year.

Books Read:8

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Rating:

6-*****

2-****

Format:

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BOOK HAULS: Both from book outlet the first 10 are from the beginning of the month. The second half is the end of the month.

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   Last  Kindle Buys:

Audible Buys: Thanks to them having a deal on 1st books in series. So now I have plenty of starters to get through.

Links to my post for the month of February…

Book Review: Collide

Book Review: Crossroads

Book Review: Uprooted by Naomi Novik

Kindle Haul: Two Weeks Worth

Kindle Sunday Haul

Audio Review: A Monster Calls

So that was a lot of work to show me buying plenty of books. However I went from reading O books to 8 which I call progress. Hope everyone had a good month, and got plenty books read. 🙂

 

Book Review: Collide


Author: Riley Hart

Series: Blackcreek-1

Format: kindle

Genre: m/m romance

Page Count: 332

Rating: 5/5

Summary: This is about two best friends reunion after 17 years apart. Noah and Cooper where best friends after colliding for the same football when they were 10. Then after three years later Noah’s family disappear without a word to anyone. Now both grown they meet up with another collusion this time evolving a truck. Which starts a new friendship.

Which doesn’t go down smoothly when Noah tells Cooper that he’s gay. Its a adjustment at first but they fall into the easy rhythm of friendship until it became more. I liked how Cooper became conflicted about his feelings since he’s been a women’s man all his life. Then there’s Noah who won’t push and hope that through all this they can stay friends. This book was like a mini roller coaster that just got better as I kept reading.

 

Cooper is a fireman who does it to honor his parents who died in a fire themselves. He grew up with his Uncle and Aunt who he respect a lot however doesn’t really fit with them. Then we have Noah whose family moves for a new beginning all his life. However they pretty much meet back up in the same way they first meet. So it was like a full circle thing.

The whole hot and cold moments in this book reminds me of a sitcom that was just fun with popcorn.Especially since Cooper has never thought of a guy like until Noah came back into his life. All books should start with a solid friendship even if they haven’t seen each other oh lets say 17 years.

There is plenty of drama and not all of it was due with the fact they where together. However the past plays plenty in this book and I still loved their story.

Book Review: Crossroads


Author: Riley Hart

Series: crossroads-1

Genre: m/m romance

Format: kindle book

Page Count: 340

Rating: 5/5

Summary: Nick is a recent divorce who owns his own restaurant While Bryce likes to fix cares while also pretending to be in a fake relationship with his best friend to keep his mother happy. They bounded over a share backyard and being able to become friends. However that changed slowly over the time that they spent together.

+POSTIVE:
I really enjoyed this book. How it started as a friendship first then slowly turned into something else. The humor between Bryce and his family who are laid back and are just great to hangout with.

Bryce and Christi is my favorite friendship. The humor between them and how they get along is just goals. Also Christi herself the way she would tease Bryce by calling Nick the hot next door neighbor. She was a comedy relief that worked for the purpose in this book.

Also I love the sibling on both side of the guys families. How they were supportive, while also being honest about things they didn’t want to hear.

The writing went steady and how the story was told kept me interested which is the reason I finished it in one day.
-NEGATIVES:
things that bothered me was the fact that I didn’t always know who’s POV I was in. It took me a bit to figure if Bryce or Nick was talking. Also Nicks mom bothered me in how old fashion she was. She believes that a women’s place is home rising the kids and making the man happy. It bothered me that she thinks so old ways that I couldn’t really like her.
Overall:
So glad this book makes me smile by how everything started from friendship and realistic in how it was told. Plus this is the first in a series that don’t follow the  Nick and Bryce but am still excited to continue on.

Kindle Haul: Two Weeks Worth


Dates: February 6-19 

Out of all these I only full priced the Empress of a Thousand Skies and Valiant. The others are from kindle deals that I couldn’t say no to.

2017 release:

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Audible Haul:

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Audio/Kindle:

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Grouped by authors:

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And the rest of them:

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totally missed last Sunday so just bonded the two weeks. I’ll get back to regular next week to make a huge haul. Hope everyone is enjoying there weekend and let me know if you kindle deal. Or other ways you get good bookish deals. 🙂