Love Lessons (Shelfbrooke Academy #5) by Daphne James Huff

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Book Review:

More like lessons learn…

*** There’s a couple of spoilers in this review; not that many but a few****

I’m glad I got around to reading this book though it took me a while. This book is pretty different, but it’s interesting to learn that these stories from this series are based on older books. That’s I never really read or want to read.

But I did like the Sonnets… & not only that I was glad that Rex friends Bronx and Reggie finally spoken up to Rex because clearly he was controlling ( more so wanted to control things) and he finally realize when Zara left for a family emergency he was an idiot to jump down her throat and was so worried about that prize that he’s dad never won. & speaking of the dad… I bet he felt some way too because Rex actually won something that he clearly didn’t win. Plus, he was the one to set it up (more so agree) to the group of three for the prize competition. But in the end, he got fool because regardless, Rex won even when he nor Zara was there. I think he would’ve been better off with his mom’s help than his dad. But his right to talk to his dad to get honest answers.

But I was glad in the end that he finally came to his senses and got his girl. & with Zara he parents just wanted her to learn to be on her own without her friends or her family being there. I understand; because it’s like you never want to go someplace or be somewhere alone. & you have actually to learn to do things on your own eventually. I was glad that she was learning too, and she and her friends Rosalie and Maria ended up with Bronx and Reggie.

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Book Description:

One semester. No distractions.

Simple, right?

On the verge of winning the biggest literary prize at Shelfbrooke, Rex swears off all girls and parties, and prepares for a distraction-free semester.

It’s the perfect plan.

But when his grades aren’t good enough to participate in the contest, he ends up in tutoring with the new exchange student.

Zara’s been banished to a boring boarding school in America to work on her English.

She’s willing to do whatever it takes to get back to France as soon as possible–even if it means teaming up with the one guy who wants nothing to do with her.

But as the weeks go by and feelings grow, will he realize some things are more important than winning before time runs out?

Love Lessons is a modern retelling of the classic Shakespeare play Love’s Labour’s Lost. It’s a part of the Shelfbrooke Academy series, a collection of retellings that promise to be a lot more fun than the originals!


Meet Me at Half Court: All’s Fair in Love and Sports Series by Julie L. Spencer (Goodreads Author), Lisa Rector (Goodreads Author) (Editor)

This book is actually good 

Book Review:

***Not so many spoilers but there’s a couple****
This book was really good. For one, I finished this book in two days… I just started on this yesterday… & I’m now finished. I figured that Chris (Christine) was going to choose Dylan over Eddie… like get real who wants to date a guy name, Eddie. Dylan sounds hotter…
But anyway this was a good book. Though cause I liked how the girl was a tomboy and everybody liked her and called her Chris because of her skills on the court and being a tomboy! I don’t think Eddie would’ve done all of the things and know all of the things as Dylan did when it came to Christine. Because all he cared about was wanting to bang her, whereas Dylan didn’t mind kissing Christine but not taking it to far. I was like Eddie better not try raping her. & I was glad he didn’t. & I was also glad when Chris finally realize that she wanted Dylan to cover Eddie. I mean clearly, everybody, including Dylan’s mom, wanted her with Dylan. Not only that, EVERYBODY thought that Chris & Dylan were together even when Eddie was locked away in Juvie…

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Book Description:

All’s fair in love and sports… until her boyfriend comes home.

Basketball was Christine’s ticket from high school to college and her dream of becoming a scientist. The cocky new kid at school was getting in her way, and into her heart.

Dylan knew his snarky new tutor was smart, gorgeous and a great basketball player. He just didn’t realize she had a boyfriend, until after he kissed her.

Now he has a choice, play fair and wait for Eddie to screw up? Or fight to win back Christine’s heart? 

The Help (Kings of Linwood Academy #1) by Callie Rose

This book actually good. Plus; she stands up to her bullies. Though I think the guys like her. & this book reminds me of CM Stinch book “The Secret Girl” but it’s also different from it…

Book Review:

Soon good; but the ending


This book was really good! Like sheesh!

***There are a few spoilers in this review***

Omg, how good is this book; like these guys were horrible to her, and I am like they have to like her. But also broken her trust in the end. When her mom got the blame for the murder of Iris. I can’t wait to read book two because I want to know what happens next. But I have to read a couple of books first before I get to the next book. Maybe two at least..:

But ugh! It was so wrong for them to get her to trust them and then use her and don’t have her back when it came to her mom getting locked up. I cannot wait until everything comes to light about Iris’s death and among all the lies that town has… Plus, I believe Savannah was spreading a bunch of lies about Harlow. & the police are just a bad as the people. Like sheesh, and what happened on the first day of school was by far the worse, but I was glad that she didn’t back down to her bullies and made them feel weak… but those guys ugh! But enough she ended up having *** with Lincoln more than once. Like she builds that trust, I was glad that she didn’t mention to them that she was a cancer survivor. They probably would’ve used that or mistreated her for having cancer at a young age until she better; was able to live…

I definitely want to smack those guys that crap though for a lot of things like TRUST is something serious, and it’s sucks when it’s actually BROKEN. Because you learn not to trust anyone, especially those who hurt you. & 9/10 in either book two or three those guys going to try to get back in good with her, and I hope she either doesn’t forgive them or take a while to forgive them for what they did. It doesn’t matter if they didn’t want to speak up; that girl’s mother is going to jail for something she didn’t do, and the ONLY person she has is her mother, who got taken away right in front of her…

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Book Description:

Rich boys don’t fraternize with the help.
They don’t torture the help.
They don’t crave the help.

For as long as I can remember, my mom and I have lived on the edge of ruin, so when she finally gets a decent job offer, she moves us cross-country to take it.

Who cares if it means working as a live-in housekeeper for a man wealthier than God? The paycheck is good, and it comes with a roof over our heads.

She even manages to get me enrolled in the fancy prep academy his son goes to—the kind that spits out future CEOs and politicians like a vending machine.

But this new town has a few things my old one didn’t…

Like secrets that could get a person killed, and four of the hottest, meanest guys I’ve ever met.

I might live in their world now, but I am not a part of it, and they’ll do whatever it takes to remind me of that.

We go to school together, live together, and share a dangerous secret, but as far as Lincoln, River, Dax, and Chase are concerned…

I’m just the help.

***AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Help is a reverse harem high school bully romance, the first book in the Kings of Linwood Academy trilogy. It contains cursing and sexual situations.

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Kindle Edition, 282 pages
Published June 13th, 2019
Edition Language: English
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Misadventures at City Hall by Victoria Blue

…🖤 📦…. Misadventures at City Hall by @missvictoriablu .. I got the ebook that I’m planning to READ. But I had to get the paperback to add to my “misadventures” collection.

Book Description:

Go-getter Skye Delaney’s sights are set on the office of LA City Manager, but when her path is blocked by a cloud of corruption at the Mayor’s office, she is forced to reevaluate her ambitious goals. A seat on the City Council is the next logical step, but as they say, politics makes for strange bedfellows. Fellows like Kyle Armstrong.

Kyle barges into Skye’s life without warning and has her yearning for more. But when she discovers he’s running for the same City Council seat she is, Skye is faced with some big decisions.

Does she give up on her political dreams for a man? Or is Kyle the man to make all her dreams come true?


Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.

Hard Truth (Hard to Love #2) by Emily Goodwin

I got this as an ARC… I just started this yesterday… I’m just hoping it ain’t no three-way and only a two way… plus I been dying to know what happened next when Hard Place ended like it did…. @authoremilygoodwin

Book Review:

*** There are spoilers throughout this review***

I had got this book as an ARC but didn’t get the chance to READ it before it came out due to me reading different other books at the time.


Finally got around to reading this book. When I started, I was like she better not get into a three-way relationship because I don’t want her with Michael (I by far hate that name), but anyways; I was like how can she not see that Alex liked her more than his job really…

& soon her baby father came into the picture her feeling from him came back. I was saying to myself; girl Michael isn’t the ONE FOR YOU. You better not pick him over Alex. I didn’t like Mike’s mom. She seems kind of well no, she was horrible because she says mean things if the kid’s personality isn’t like her. I was waiting and see if Harper was going to mention she half – Mexican & that makes her twin daughters mix raced too.

Not only that Mike wasn’t for her because for one he didn’t care she a relationship with Alex he still try to get with her and make her move and date him.. whereas Alex didn’t do any of those things I was glad when she had that talk with Tessa so that she could see clearly. & her mom knew who was the right guy for her too. She (Harper) knew when it came to that necklace. But I was also glad when Max got locked up that problem should’ve been dealt with because he could’ve clearly hurt her (Harper) & even her kids if they were there with her. He was just a horrible creepy pervert person…
P.S. I don’t know why I keep thinking Tessa going to end up with Michael, her best friend (Harper) baby daddy 🤣 , but I hope not; I o want a story on both Mike and Tessa. One will Micheal find someone who loves him, and he loves her back, and feel the same way he felt for Harper he does for his new girl. Whereas I want Tessa to find love into a guy though she gay… I want the guy to come and change her mind about not dating men… I don’t know I am just curious as to who book 3 to this series going to be about...


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Book Description:

The first time I met Alexander Harding, I yelled at him for taking my parking spot. Rich and powerful, I saw him as nothing more than my new coldhearted boss. I hated him once but now…now things aren’t that simple. There’s a man beneath the beast, and the more I get to know him, the more I fall in love with him.

Though just as I’m able to envision a future together, the past comes back to haunt us both.

Six years ago, my life changed forever when I found out I was pregnant. The last thing I expected was to see Michael Cooper again, but now he’s here and is ready to make up for lost time. He wants to be involved in his daughters’ life. My life. And it’s making me question everything.

I never thought it was possible to be in love with two men at the same time. One from my past, and one I want in my future. My heart is completely torn in two, with each half going in a different direction. I’d give them each half if I could.

But then I would be left with nothing.

Ryder (Scandal U #1) by R. Linda

Finally started my ARC well yesterday I started. Since I was reading a whole different book. & I can say I am not disappointed and I am curious about Cohen and Jayden who they’ll end up with….. especially Jake and who he’ll date… I’m just loving this book. & still, want to smack fire from Chace… I see… I can’t be too mad at Christina anymore 🤣 but I am still not feeling that Ryder looks like the guy on the phone since the guy looks 40 & Ryder like 18-20ish ….. but anyways #thisbookgoodthough.

Ryder by @rlindaauthor

Book Review:

***Spoilers; not that much but it’s a few***

I got this as an ARC, but at the time, I didn’t start it early before it was released on October 1st… I definitely wasn’t disappointed. That’s for sure. The author did her thing in this book!

In my mind, I think that it’s Cohen that may end up with Jack. Because I don’t see it being Jayden since I already know who Jayden is… I finally figured out where he came from when he mentioned prom & he taken Indie well was going to take her. But Cohen not so much. Since there are two books about both Jayden & Cohen, I am sooo curious as to who it might be, they’ll end up with.. plus I am waiting & waiting for Jack’s story… I got everyone’s story, but his…
Plus I can’t stand Chace omg… like he’s putting Bailey through so much I just want to run him over with a car or put peanut butter in his shoes like that girl did her boyfriend… he even harmed Christina if you think about it especially when you read the book on her… you can’t even hate her in this one because of her story and how she changed which I was glad for. I already can tell who’s going to end up with Jayden 9 out of 10. It’s Lennon because that boyfriend of hers is horrible. Lord knows I cannot stand a woman beater. I can’t wait for Jayden’s book to come. & Lennon end up with a better man! But other than that this book was so good … just like the actual scandalous main series… I am glad that Chace got what he deserved. He is a horrible person and deserved to get beat down; that beating to me wasn’t enough. But clearly, you could tell something was wrong with him. To him, he was acting out; to almost rape, among other things. He seriously was a problem plus it was good that Christina left… clearly, she wasn’t in the right mindset when it came to Chace and even Bailey who she hated for no reason…

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Book Description:

Ryder and I finally have a fresh start. Attending the same university as the man I love makes it easy to leave all the high school drama behind.

Unfortunately, things don’t go as smoothly as I’d hoped.

I end up sharing a dorm room with my ex-best friend, Christina, and I’m forced to see my ex boyfriend’s face on a regular basis. They already ruined my last year of high school, and clearly they’re not done with me yet.

Between Christina’s temper tantrums, and Chace’s bad intentions hidden behind fake apologies, Ryder and I try to build a life together. But it’s not easy when past torments follow me wherever I go, slowly turning into a living nightmare.

Even though Ryder saved me once before, it’s different now. This isn’t high school. The stakes are higher than they’ve ever been, and this time I have so much more to lose. 

A Lie for a Lie (All In #1) by Helena Hunting

This book is actually good… 📘A Lie For A Lie by @helenahunting 📖

>>> Coming *• October 15th•* <<<


Book Review:

*** There’s a spoiler throughout this book***

I got t. h.i. s book as an ARC I got to READ it before it’s release date…..

This book was sooo good! I can’t wait until book two with his sister. I knew that he’s sister was going to end up with his sister… but I wonder who the guy is though!

But anyway I glad that Lainey forgave Rook and taken him back even though he lied about his job, which I understood why he lied about it. But I was kind of iffy when he was rude when she was telling him about her have a four-month-old. But also felt bad for him when Lainey didn’t want him to hold Kody… but glad she gave him a chance to hold him and get to know his son and come back into her life.

Also, that guy Walter was a stalker if you looked at because of the way he was acting and knew when Lainey leaves her home and come back. I was like what a creep. & then he tried to come for Rook, but I was glad and happy when they were still together and fool Walter who thought he was going to be there for Lainey when RJ was going on the road… I am kind of excited to learn about the new guys from the Seattle NHL team … since I got to know the guys from the Chicago team. Besides except the one guy “Darren” from Pucked Love. Since I haven’t gotten the chance to read tha… no, I did get a chance but hadn’t finished it. Which I think I’m on chapter one or two. But anyway…

I understood why Lainey’s parents hated RJ but also understood Rook too because it was a reason for his LIE and him not contacting her too. It goes for Lainey too. She also LIED about her not driving; and also keeping her pregnancy to herself. I doubt she would’ve told him; but Eden said it was fate that brought them together (RJ and Rook)…. it was meant for Lainey to move Chicago… I was glad she did because you could tell they cared about each other. I also knew that well was hoping that she would’ve ended up pregnant and she did not only that I want her best friend Eden to move to Seattle and get with one of the guys from the team.

Also, I wasn’t disappointed with this book. It pulled me in from beginning to end. I can’t wait until January of 2020 for the next book to come out!!!!!!!

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Book Description: 

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies. 

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer. 

Kindle Edition, 285 pages
Expected publication: October 15th, 2019 by Montlake Romance
Edition Language: English
Series: All In #1
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“ Misadventures in BLUE” by Sierra Simone

What came today 🙌🏽… “Misadventures in BLUE” by Sierra Simone… 👮🏼‍♀️ 🔗🔑


Book Description:

“A passionate work of romantic suspense from a USA Today bestselling author!” ~BookBub 

Senior Detective Cat Day has one hard and fast rule about dating: no cops. They live hard and die young―a truth she’s faced every day since her fiancé’s tragic death several years ago. But when rookie Jace Sutton shows up to work the same burglary investigation, she feels desire she hasn’t felt in years. 

Jace knows what he wants the minute Detective Day strolls onto his crime scene in heels and a pencil skirt tailored by God himself. He wants to thaw the legendary Ice Queen, and it only takes one hot, dirty night for Jace to realize he wants more. Much, much more. 

But more is the last thing Cat wants from any cop―especially a playboy rookie like Jace. As the burglary investigation heats up and he repeatedly puts himself in danger, Cat must ask herself if Jace will be as reckless with her heart as he is with his life. 

The Stand-In: my life as an understudy by Elizabeth Stevens

My current read… I’m over here like trying to beat my reading goal… I’m at 178 out of 200. I’m trying to make it to 200 before the end of the year is over… So far this book is actually good! 📖.. 

Book Review:

Stand-in to leading lady …

**** I did slap a few spoilers; into this review didn’t know I would…. but I did…. because. I had too…

I liked this book; it was a little different. But also good; I liked the fact that Eli like Chloe over her evil-Ella sister “Ella… because that girl was horrible and her (Chloe) parents were more up Ella behind rather than caring about what Chloe wanted to do and what made her happy. Chloe had her grandma and her aunt and Ella had their parents. Their parents only paid attention to Chloe when she went to the dance with her friends.

Plus; I was glad when Elijah wrote that song and the other song about her… to prove to Ella that he didn’t want her he wanted her younger sister. I felt like Chloe changed Eli for the better. Because he was a man-w****… and that wasn’t good for how old he was especially when you get up in the age… you be played out! But I was waiting on her to finally admit that she wanted to be with Elijah she didn’t really get on my nerves about Eli and her feelings. I just wanted her to stop pretending and stop following and doing everything her sister wanted her to do. I was glad; when she finally became who she wanted and didn’t want to be the shadow of her sister the “stand-in” she finally came out of her shell… and became Chloe Cowan and not Ella Cowan the person who treated her like crap and everyone thought she was from a distance…

I liked how everyone half of the people anyways figures out that Chloe was the nicer sister, and Ella was the evil sister. I had to laugh at the end when Eli sang that song for Chloe in front of everyone including her sister and then in the auditorium when Ella told her not to kiss Eli, and she (Chloe) did… I was like about time girl you don’t care about what your sister thinks, and she kissed him too…. & finally got the guy & wasn’t a stand-in you look at it Chloe was actually the leading lady, she just didn’t see it for herself and didn’t see she was beautiful and guys and others liked her whereas her sister was just a horrible person. That half of year twelve which I believe in American is twelfth grade knew Ella was evil… 

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Book Description:

He’s a semi-famous rockstar
I’m Nerdy McNerdleton

Elijah Sweet: born rock god, gorgeous, sinful
Ella Cowan: beautiful, confidant, popular
Chloe Cowan: wait…who?

Born for the express purpose of being the understudy for my older sister, I’ve learnt that life goes faster if I just go along with the madness.

Until the madness involves me, the School Formal, my sister’s hair-brained scheme to win over the hottest boy in school, and a misunderstanding that I’m the one interested in him.

Suddenly, my quiet existence isn’t so quiet anymore and the bright neon light that heralds my eighteenth birthday and freedom is overshadowed by one that follows a boy who’s going to be the next big thing.

But I am so not interested… Am I?

Please be aware that this story is set in Australia and therefore uses Australian English, grammar and syntax. 

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Published August 2nd, 2019 by Sleeping Dragon Books
Edition Language: English
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Hard Place (Hard to Love #1) by Emily Goodwin

My current read. 📖… finally gotten around to reading it. so far so good 😊 @authoremilygoodwin… 

Book Review:

****Splashing around with the spoilers in this review****
Dude …. but before I get into it… I got this book as an ARC. But I’ve just read it like after it came out because I was reading something completely different…

But…. dude… I’m never disappointed when I read Emily Goodwin romance books. Like it had me wanting to know what happens next. That’s how good it was.

Plus that Max guy was a little creepy though. In my mind, I think “Max” is Michael, the kid’s father. But I cannot wait for book two “Hard Truth” to come out October 3rd so I can find out what truly happened…

But back to the beginning; I had to laugh at both Alex and Harper because he was her boss, and she was his assistant. They were mean to each other during orientation for his nephew first day and her twins first day of kindergarten. & learning they worked together was priceless. Though deep down, they both had a thing for one another but kept denying their feelings for each other. Through the fake hate, they had for one another. But all that changed when they went on that “kind” of the business trip….. though Kate help with that plus…..

He got them in that situation for helping out Harper from them mean moms which I liked because those women were horrible. The worse kind is the ones who spend their man’s money and bash the women who work for what they got. Those women didn’t know what hard work was while taking care of kids. Then what was Bad they tried ruining the kids fun time during school… like who in their right mind would get rid of slides (playground) smh 🤦🏽‍♀️ crazy…
But in the end Alex helped Harper out when it came to Mindy or whatever Pepto-Bismol name was with the pink pants suit… clearly you cannot wear pink on pink just horrible with a hairspray (the movie) hairstyle… but anyways I hope 🤞 in book two that Alex and Harper figure things out and Alex gets to tell her how he feels and how he wants her to be his girlfriend… but one thing for sure Michael (God I hate this name; it’s EVERYWHERE) better not mess things up for them. Because I want Alex and Harper together and in the end, she moves out of the projects and moves into his penthouse. While also being pregnant with his baby because I don’t think they use protection…

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Book Description:

Cold. Callous. Cocky.

A total playboy with abs for days, a panty-melting smirk, and a face the gods themselves would be jealous of. And he’s my new boss. None of that matters, because as a single mom, men like Alexander Harding are the last thing I need. What I do need is this job, so I’m going to keep my head down, work hard, and avoid that asshole as much as humanly possible.

But then he gives me an offer I can’t refuse, even though everything inside of me is warning me to run away and never look back.

It’s just one weekend.

One weekend to convince a potential client that Alexander has changed from the player who spent more time in the bedroom than the boardroom into a family man they’d be happy to go into business with.

But the more time I spend with him, the more I realize that there might be a beating heart buried under his designer shirts and spectacular pecs after all…which is bad news for me.

Because the only thing worse than hating your boss is falling in love with him.

**Hard Place is a FULL-LENGTH novel, and book one in the Hard To Love Series** 

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Kindle Edition, 281 pages
Published September 10th, 2019
Edition Language: English
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