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I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I can’t believe we are at the end of another week, and the start of another month! I swear time is speeding up – does that make me old thinking like that? In fact, don’t answer that! The lovely Emma @ The Terror of Knowing tagged me in this ‘Should have read’ book tag that I first saw on the creator Beth’s blog @ Books Nest, so I thought it was high time to dive on in and take part. Let’s not dilly daddle:


  • Thank the person who tagged you and link back to their post
  • Link to the creator’s blog ( in your post
  • Answer the questions below
  • Tag 10 others to take part

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T5W: Fictional Places I’d Take a Date To

I love it when a topic comes along on Top 5 Wednesday that makes you think ‘oooooo I like it’. This was one of those weeks, obviously, or that previous comment wouldn’t have made any sense! I think we often fall into the habit of thinking about where we would go or what we like when it comes to prompts and tags, but not what we would do with other people.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Fictional Places I’d Take a Date To”

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The Proposal | Review

Title: The Proposal

Author: Jasmine Guillory

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 07 Feb 19 – 08 Feb 19

Publication date: 30 Oct 2018

Publisher: Headline Eternal

Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance


When Nik Paterson went to the Dodgers game with her C-list actor boyfriend, Ford, for his birthday, she expected nothing more than a few boring hours with him and his bros. She certainly didn’t expect a Jumbotron proposal. Or her name to be misspelled. Or to go viral in minutes…

Carlos Ibarra wants to hang out with his sister, catch a Dodgers game, and relax for once. But when a camera crew descends on Nik after the disastrous proposal, he has to rescue her. After they flee the stadium, he delivers her into the arms of her supportive girlfriends, and they both think they’ll never see each other again.

Fate has other plans. Nik and Carlos keep crossing paths, accidentally and on purpose. When they finally give in to their attraction to each other, they are on the same page: sex and nothing more. But the proposed friends-with-benefits relationship is turning into something more, and the pair have to decide if they have room in their lives for love. Continue reading “The Proposal | Review”

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These Rebel Waves | Review

Title: These Rebel Waves

Author: Sara Raasch

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 09 Jan 19 – 13 Jan 19

Publication date: 20 Sep 2018

Publisher: HarperCollins

Genre(s): YA Fantasy


Adeluna is a soldier. Five years ago, she helped the magic-rich island of Grace Loray overthrow its oppressor, Argrid, a country ruled by religion. But adjusting to postwar life has not been easy. When an Argridian delegate vanishes during peace talks with Grace Loray’s new Council, Argrid demands brutal justice—but Lu suspects something more dangerous is at work.

Devereux is a pirate. As one of the outlaws called stream raiders who run rampant on Grace Loray, he pirates the island’s magic plants and sells them on the black market. But after Argrid accuses raiders of the diplomat’s abduction, Vex becomes a target. An expert navigator, he agrees to help Lu find the Argridian—but the truth they uncover could be deadlier than any war.

Benat is a heretic. The crown prince of Argrid, he harbors a secret obsession with Grace Loray’s forbidden magic. When Ben’s father, the king, gives him the shocking task of reversing Argrid’s fear of magic, Ben has to decide if one prince can change a devout country—or if he’s building his own pyre.

As conspiracies arise, Lu, Vex, and Ben will have to decide who they really are . . . and what they are willing to become for peace.

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T5W: Bookish Boyfriends I’d Break Up With

Without trying to sound like one of those sad singletons, I am please to have a topic in the month of Valentine’s day that is about people you would break up with in books. That is probably sad, but I think as many of us have had a visceral reaction to a character not breaking up with someone as we have had when two characters don’t get together quick enough. This list wrote itself pretty easily and if I am being honest probably could have been 50 names long, but, I have kept it doen to five, y’know, because it’s Top 5 Wednesday.

If you want to find out more, or take part in, Top 5 Wednesday, click here to find Lainey and Samantha’s Goodreads page. Continue reading “T5W: Bookish Boyfriends I’d Break Up With”

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My Perfect Library

It’s not the warmest or the best of Saturday afternoons, or February days, so I have decided to get myself lost in the beauty that is dream libraries! I was tagged by the lovely Fi of Fi’s Bibliofiles to describe my perfect library and man oh man is this a difficult thing to do. I can’t be restrained to the normal, so we’re going to be mixing the fantastical with outdoors with comfort and it is going to be epic and probably completely over the top. Continue reading “My Perfect Library”

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Dating You, Hating You | Review

Title: Dating You, Hating You

Author: Christina Lauren

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 15 Jan 19 – 17 Jan 19

Publication date: 06 Jun 17

Publisher: Gallery Books

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance


Despite the odds against them from an embarrassing meet-awkward at a mutual friend’s Halloween party, Carter and Evie immediately hit it off. Even the realization that they’re both high-powered agents at competing firms in Hollywood isn’t enough to squash the fire.

But when their two agencies merge—causing the pair to vie for the same position—all bets are off. What could have been a beautiful, blossoming romance turns into an all-out war of sabotage. Carter and Evie are both thirtysomething professionals—so why can’t they act like it?

Can Carter stop trying to please everyone and see how their mutual boss is really playing the game? Can Evie put aside her competitive nature long enough to figure out what she really wants in life? Can their actor clients just be something close to human? Whether these two Hollywood love/hatebirds get the storybook Hollywood ending or just a dramedy of epic proportions, you will get to enjoy Christina Lauren’s heartfelt, raucous, and hilarious romance style at its finest. Continue reading “Dating You, Hating You | Review”