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Beautiful Beloved | Review

Title: Beautiful Beloved

Author: Christina Lauren

Rating: 3 Stars

Dates read: 23 May 19

Publication date: 02 May 2015

Publisher: Pocket Star

Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Description:

In Beautiful Stranger, finance whiz Sara Dillon met the irresistibly sexy Brit, Max Stella, at a New York City club. Through the series we’ve watched them learn to balance commitment with their less than private brand of playfulness. In Beautiful Beloved, Max and Sara take it to the next step. But the question is: Will they be able to find a balance between the wild sexcapades they aren’t ready to retire, and the demands of parenthood that come along with their new Beautiful bundle of joy? Parenthood: it’s not for the weak of heart

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Beautiful Beginning | Review

Title: Beautiful Beginning

Author: Christina Lauren

Rating: 3 Stars

Dates read: 21 May 19 – 22 May 19

Publication date: 18 Nov 2013

Publisher: Pocket Star

Genre(s): New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Description:

Back when not being able to stand each other also meant not being able to keep their hands off each other in Beautiful Bastard, neither Bennett nor Chloe could have seen this day coming.

An exasperated bride who just wants to elope. A determined groom whose only focus is getting to the wedding night. And—of course—a whole lot of name calling. Continue reading “Beautiful Beginning | Review”

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May | Wrap Up

I mean we’re still in June so we are definitely doing better than the April wrap post that only went a couple of weeks ago, right?! May was an interesting reading month, one in which I was attempting to read as much as possible but realistically thinking I wouldn’t finish much at all. The Avengers Readathon was taking place in the first half of the month and Emma and I held our very first readathon called Miserables May. The point of it was to read Les Miserables which is not exactly a short or easy to read book, so with that in mind, I think I had a really good month, don’t you?
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Les Misérables | Review

Title: Les Misérables

Author: Victor Hugo

Rating: 2.5 Stars

Dates read: 01 May 19 – 31 May 19

Publication date: 1862

Publisher: Canterbury Classics

Genre(s): Classic

Description:

Victor Hugo’s tale of injustice, heroism and love follows the fortunes of Jean Valjean, an escaped convict determined to put his criminal past behind him. But his attempts to become a respected member of the community are constantly put under threat: by his own conscience, when, owing to a case of mistaken identity, another man is arrested in his place; and by the relentless investigations of the dogged policeman Javert. It is not simply for himself that Valjean must stay free, however, for he has sworn to protect the baby daughter of Fantine, driven to prostitution by poverty. A compelling and compassionate view of the victims of early nineteenth-century French society, Les Misérables is a novel on an epic scale, moving inexorably from the eve of the battle of Waterloo to the July Revolution of 1830.

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Artemis | Review

Title: Artemis

Author: Andy Weir

Rating: 4 Stars

Dates read: 21 May 19 – 30 May 19

Publication date: 14 Nov 2017

Publisher: Crown

Genre(s): Science fiction, Heist

Description:

Jazz Bashara is a criminal.

Well, sort of. Life on Artemis, the first and only city on the moon, is tough if you’re not a rich tourist or an eccentric billionaire. So smuggling in the occasional harmless bit of contraband barely counts, right? Not when you’ve got debts to pay and your job as a porter barely covers the rent.

Everything changes when Jazz sees the chance to commit the perfect crime, with a reward too lucrative to turn down. But pulling off the impossible is just the start of her problems, as she learns that she’s stepped square into a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself—and that now, her only chance at survival lies in a gambit even riskier than the first. Continue reading “Artemis | Review”

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What Happens Now? | Review

Title: What Happens Now?

Author: Sophia Money-Coutts

Rating: 5 Stars

Dates read: 16 Jun 19 – 18 Jun 19

Publication date: 22 Aug 2019

Publisher: HQ

Genre(s): Contemporary, Romance, Pregnancy

Description:

After eight years together, Lil Bailey thought she’d already found ‘the one’ – that is, until he dumped her for a blonde twenty-something colleague. So she does what any self-respecting singleton would do: swipes right, puts on her best bra and finds herself on a first date with a handsome mountaineer called Max. What’s the worst that can happen?

Well it’s pretty bad actually. First Max ghosts her and then, after weeing on a stick (but mostly her hands), a few weeks later Lil discovers she’s pregnant. She’s single, thirty-one and living in a thimble-sized flat in London, it’s hardly the happily-ever-after she was looking for.

Lil’s ready to do the baby-thing on her own – it can’t be that hard, right? But she should probably tell Max, if she can track him down. Surely he’s not thatMax, the highly eligible, headline-grabbing son of Lord and Lady Rushbrooke, currently trekking up a mountain in South Asia? Oh, maybe he wasn’t ignoring Lil after all…

*I received an eARC of this book courtesy of HQ and NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review*

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