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Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Roomies

Author: Christina Lauren

Genre: Contemporary Romance (Adult)

Publication Date: December 5, 2017

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

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 big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry 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 realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?

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Royal Romance Recommendations

Hey everyone!

With the news of Prince Harry’s engagement to Meghan Markle everywhere, I’m a bit swept up in the romance of it all. Since I’m in that particular mood, I thought I’d share a few “royal romance” type titles. To be totally honest, I’m usually a sucker for this genre subset anyways. I’ll be sharing three titles, one of which is one of my favorite books of all time, and the other two being books I’ve heard good things about. Without further ado, here they are:

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A Quick Currently Reading Update

Hey everyone!

I hope everyone who celebrates had a good Thanksgiving holiday. I know it was crazy for me, and I haven’t gotten much reading done. To try and get myself back into routine, and to give myself a bit of a kick in the butt, I figured I’d share the books I’m currently reading. They are:

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 big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry 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 realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?


It was supposed to be epic.

During a late-night poker game, tennis teammates Colin, Ceo, Grahame, and Rhody make a pact to go on a camping trip in Yosemite National Park. And poker vows can’t be broken.

So the first sign that they should ditch the plan is when Rhody backs out. The next is when Ceo replaces him with Ellie, a girl Grahame and Colin have never even heard of. And then there’s the forest fire at their intended campsite.

But instead of bailing, they decide to take the treacherous Snow Creek Falls Trail to the top of Yosemite Valley. From there, the bad decisions really pile up.

A freak storm is threatening snow, their Craigslist tent is a piece of junk, and Grahame is pretty sure there’s a bear on the prowl. On top of that, the guys have some serious baggage (and that’s not including the ridiculously heavy ax that Grahame insisted on packing) and Ellie can’t figure out what their deal is.

And then one of them doesn’t make it back to the tent.

Desperate to survive while piecing together what happened, the remaining hikers must decide who to trust in this riveting, witty, and truly unforgettable psychological thriller that reveals how one small mistake can have chilling consequences.


Those are the books I’m currently reading. I’ve started Roomies, and I’m about 20% in, while I’ve only read a few pages of Bad Call. I’m loving Roomies so far, and I’m so excited that I actually have time to read now that Thanksgiving and Black Friday are over. So, what are you reading right now? Half of my TBR comes from “currently reading” posts, so please share!

Review: Fluidus Rising by Margo Ryerkerk (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Fluidus Rising (Ardere Series #1)

Author: Margo Ryerkerk

Genre: YA Paranormal

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Torn away from her high school graduation, Sierra Reeves discovers that everything she thought she knew is a lie.

In a flash, she’s no longer a normal girl preparing for college, but a Fluidus—a rare supernatural with telekinetic powers. Her new abilities attract the attention of both the Ardere regency and the Culpatus, a group that wants to overthrow the supernatural government. Fearful for Sierra’s future, her grandmother decides to leave their home state Vermont and hide out in Savannah, Georgia.

In Savannah, Sierra forms an alliance with the overprotective and handsome Ardere marshal Gavin McLoughlin. With his help, she slowly accepts her new powers and that she’s a part of the supernatural community.

Just when Sierra begins to settle into her new life, her world is rocked again. In addition to the Culpatus discovering her location, a serial killer is on the loose in Savannah.

Fighting to control her developing power, and facing danger on multiple fronts, Sierra will have to use all her resources to stay alive.

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Review: One Summer With Autumn by Julie Reece (Spoiler Free)

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Title: One Summer With Autumn

Author: Julie Reece

Genre: YA Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 18, 2016

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Seventeen-year-old Autumn Teslow arrives at her father’s job fair knowing she’ll never measure up to the perfect image of daddy’s little girl—her twin sister.

Wearing anger management issues like a second skin won’t help Autumn win her dad’s approval for the big trip she’s been planning—or meet his condition that she successfully complete a summer internship for college.

Autumn’s cool unravels when her sister lectures against disappointing the family again. And when a young, bearded guy steps through the crowd to settle the growing argument between siblings, Autumn lashes out, dubbing him a “Duck Dynasty wannabe.”

At Nineteen, Caden Behr is clueless as to why his man parts are threatened by the fearsome girl before him. He’d only come to find an intern for his recreational equipment company, not break up a girl-fight between two sisters.

Unfortunately, the only candidate left is the girl who just told him off. Without her, he’ll never prove to his CEO mother that he’s ready for more responsibility.

Autumn and Caden agree that if they can keep from killing one another, they can use one another to get what they want and then never have to see each other again. Which is what they want.

Until it isn’t.

Because despite her best efforts to scare him off, and his fading desire to push her into the lake, they’re beginning to enjoy the time they spend together. But pride is a hard habit to break. And if neither will admit their changing feelings, they could lose a whole lot more than one summer.

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Review: Enchant by Micalea Smeltzer (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Enchant (The Enchanted Series #1)

Author: Micalea Smeltzer

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: November 17, 2017

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through NetGalley.

Mara Pryce never imagined that her life was anything but normal and then a strange gray-eyed young man appears at her graduation. When he vanishes without a trace, she’s convinced he’s a figment of her imagination. Then he appears again and shatters her whole world.

Mara is an enchanter, part of an ancient line of Wiccan power, and a war is raging—one of good and evil—between the Enchanted and the Iniquitous.

The Iniquitous want her dead and it’s Theodore’s job as her protector to keep her safe.

When Mara and Theodore arrive at a safe house, where Mara will remain hidden while learning about her powers, they find that the real threat might be a little closer to home than they want to believe.

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Review: The Becoming of Noah Shaw by Michelle Hodkin (Spoiler Free)

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Title: The Becoming of Noah Shaw (The Shaw Confessions #1)

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Genre: YA Paranormal

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book through Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.

Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string.

They’re wrong.

Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future.

He shouldn’t.

And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart.

They’re right.

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Review: Haven by Mary Lindsey (Spoiler Free)

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Title: Haven

Author: Mary Lindsey

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: November 7, 2017

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this book from the publisher.

“We all hold a beast inside. The only difference is what form it takes when freed.”

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

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Review: Wolves & Roses by Christina Bauer (Spoiler Free)

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Title:  Wolves and Roses (Fairy Tales of the Magicorum #1)

Author: Christina Bauer

Genre: YA Paranormal Romance

Publication Date: October 31, 2017

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I received a copy of this title from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Seventeen-year-old Bryar Rose has a problem. She’s descended from one of the three magical races—shifters, fairies, or witches. That makes her one of the Magicorum, and Magicorum always follow a fairy tale life template. In Bryar’s case, that template should be Sleeping Beauty.

“Should” being the key word.

Trouble is, Bryar is nowhere near the sleeping beauty life template. Not even close. She doesn’t like birds or woodland creatures. She can’t sing. And she certainly can’t stand Prince Philpot, the so-called “His Highness of Hedge Funds” that her aunties want her to marry. Even worse, Bryar’s having recurring dreams of a bad boy hottie and is obsessed with finding papyri from ancient Egypt. What’s up with that?

All Bryar wants is to attend a regular high school with normal humans and forget all about shifters, fairies, witches, and the curse that Colonel Mallory the Magnificent placed on her. And she might be able to do just that–if only she can just keep her head down until her eighteenth birthday when the spell that’s ruined her life goes buh-bye.

But that plan gets turned upside down when Bryar Rose meets Knox, the bad boy who’s literally from her dreams. Knox is a powerful werewolf, and his presence in her life changes everything, and not just because he makes her knees turn into Jell-O. If Bryar can’t figure out who—or what—she really is, it might cost both her and Knox their lives… as well as jeopardize the very nature of magic itself.

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Currently Reading/Recently Finished

Hey everyone!
I’ve got a bit of life stuff going on during the end of October and early November, so I’m not too sure how much I’m going to be able to read. With that said, I figured I’d pop on and share what I’m currently reading, and what I just recently finished. Without further ado, here it is:

RECENTLY FINISHED/REVIEW COMING SOON:



CURRENTLY READING:


And that’s about it! For once, I’m not reading twenty books at once! Also, as a side note, I apologize if the formatting is weird on this post. I had to write it on my phone vs my laptop, and I either cannot figure this out, or there are seriously limited editing options. So, what are you reading currently? Have you recently finished anything good? Let me know in the comments!