Magnolia Lake by Emily Paige Skeen

I’m actually reading two books. This is the second book I started on. I’m almost finish it. I’ll go back to the first book I was reading after I’m done with this one. It’s been a pretty good book, even though I think this girl Cora is stupid when it comes to her best friend Landon.

Book Review:

Spoilers? There’s a possibility it’ll be a bunch splash here and there if not it’ll be less.

This book was even though I thought Cora was very stubborn and didn’t see the way Landon felt about her. When her family and friends knew how he felt. Even Rex knew that she had a thing for Landon, she didn’t figure it out until Prom night. Which I thought was a good thing, because I was like finally.

They got together after everything Landon proved and showed her how he felt. Not only that, what I came to realize before the tragedy happened to Cora when she got kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Jeff was she was very oblivious to a lot of things, but she also was very gullible. She didn’t see or believe in a lot of things that others saw. I mean very naïve too. Just like when Landon told her she needed to go to the cops when he found out about the bruise on her own, Jeff left after he grabbed her without her permission.

She assumes that Jeff wasn’t going to do anything. Until he did. Which lead to her getting kidnapped at the mall. Was in Jeff’s family barn for ten days. I felt so bad for her because he had an obsession with that girl. I was like he needs to realize that when someone doesn’t love you, “let it go.”

Like he cheated on her with her best friend Lacey and then tried getting her back. On to apologizing, then since that didn’t work for him, he started to stalk her every move, which was by far scary as heck like jheeze Louise. I was glad when Landon came to her rescue (as always) since he cared for and loved her. But I became really sad when I learned he was paralyzed from the waist down. I was like nooooooo, not Landon crying 😢… I was rooting for them (he and Cora) and wanted him to play baseball.

But learning that they locked up Jeff and threw away the key made my dad. But what made my day was Landon being 20% able to walk again. With a lot of therapy. He even stood up during Cora’s birthday party at the end.

Even if he was fully paralyzed (though he wasn’t), I thought. Even though he would’ve been, it’s a lot he could do even if he were paralyzed from the waist down. I was like he could coach baseball, among other things.

But in the end, everything turns out good for both he and Cora. Even though they been through the worse but they came out of it, especially Cora.


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Book Description:

Popular and beautiful, Cora Stephens has it all – including the perfect football-star boyfriend – until one fateful afternoon. Facing heartache and betrayal, Cora turns to long-time friend, Landon, for comfort. While his love for her grows, she does everything in her power to avoid getting hurt again – including flinging herself into the arms of another boy.
Then, just as Cora’s shattered world starts putting itself back together, life throws something her way that’s more horrific than she ever could have imagined. Through the emotional and physical pain, she begins to lose hope and abandon her faith. Will this once light-hearted, happy prom queen find her way back home?


Kindle Edition, 148 pages
Published March 11th 2016 by Prism Book Group (first published May 5th 2013)
ASIN: B01CIKESIO
Edition Language: English
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Don’t Kiss the Heartbreaker (Billionaire Academy YA Romance Book 3) by Holly Stevenson

My current read. I’m 72 out of 100 on my reading challenge. 

Book Review:

Hmm 🤔? Will there be a lot of spoilers, maybe!

Soo. I liked that this one was just as good as the second book. I like a book that can keep my interest and have me curious as to what will happen next.

I could tell that Cade liked Tia, which she didn’t understand why would he pick her out of all the other girls and randomly single her out, which he explained to her his reason.

I understand her doubts about not giving in to him when he asks her to be his girlfriend. But I thought she was a fool to believe Chloe had to say to her about “why Cade asks her out,” smh! 🤦🏽‍♀️ She was just stupid to assume and believe what that horrible girl has to say. Because Chloe been a problem since book one. I mean Gah, she wants every guy that’s new or popular. They who don’t even want her. They go for girls who are the polar opposite of her and who’s way better.

Hence, Cade, he didn’t want to be alone with Chloe though I always thought he could’ve ignored her and told her no I am doing this with Tia ONLY! But I was glad that her best friend Lacey had her back through everything.

Not only that, she told her parents how she felt about the pageant and taking over her father’s technology business when all she wanted to be a career in art.

I’m glad Tia worked things out with Cade because she almost let Chloe out of everybody ruin her relationship.

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Book Description:

Cade Carlisle is the hottest guy in school—and he’s also the biggest heartbreaker.

Everybody knows that.

So why did I just agree to go out with him?

Am I dreaming … or did the student body president and hottest guy in school just ask me out?

I’m seventy-five percent sure I’m dreaming. I mean … it had to be a dream, right? Cade Carlisle doesn’t just walk up to a nobody (aka, me) and ask them point blank if they want to go on a date.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I’m a leper. When Mom’s got me all dolled up with my hair and face done to beauty pageant perfection—I’m more than halfway decent. Some might even say pretty—but thus far, I haven’t bothered with any of that at Mr. Rainier Academy.

I’m just plain old Tia Radcliffe.

But I have a feeling that this date with Cade is about to change everything …

Don’t Kiss in Detention (Billionaire Academy YA Romance #2) by Erica Penrod

I think this one is better than the first book in this series. But still don’t understand the title for this book 🤷🏽‍♀️. 

Book Review:

Spoilers here and there.
Before I even get started on this review for this book. All I want to say I need a book with Crue and Emery because I want to know if he’s going to go for what he wants because he likes Emery, but he’s not pushing himself to get the girl. Hopefully, book four will be about them or something.

So with that being said… I liked this book more than I liked book one. Book one was okay. I also caught something in this book where they were in the ride with Adelle, and they spoke to each other. But in the book with Adelle, it wasn’t John she was on the date with it was Kevin… Adelle ended up with John at the dance after what happened between Kevin’s ex and the guy Terrance.

Also, I liked the fact that the Nile finally realize he had feelings for Jovi. Because he was mean to her when they first met, I mean everybody seems to be. I think due to her ways on the show. Because you’ll think that person is this certain way when you are watching them on reality tv every week.

I like that she showed Nile that wasn’t who she truly was on the show. She showed him the real her. & he also shows her that he did want to be with her, and he had the same feelings that she had for him.

He saw the real her when he saw how her parents acted towards her, especially her father because his dad was horrible. Since his father acted like his son was going to ruin his image due to the election. Smh 🤦🏽‍♀️… it’s crazy how you have to act a certain way due to the job that your parents or parent have. But after the election, his dad finally came around. Which I think is a good thing kind of. Because I think his (Nile) father didn’t need to treat Nile the way he did.

Especially when it came to Jovi.


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Book Description:

So he was cute…

And smart…

That didn’t mean I had to crush on him.

So why couldn’t I stop?

While You Were Flirting by Liwen Y. Ho

Currently reading 📖 “while you were flirting” now I see why the title is called what it’s called. I also like this book better than the last book I read!!

Book Review:

Sooo good!!!

Spoilers.. here and there

What a surprise I didn’t know that Nolan was Max’s brother. Well, stepbrother, and been saying I can’t wait until Nolan gets his book. I see why Nolan’s book is going to be last since Max is his stepbrother. Probably more friends are coming in before him. Hence, Nolan and Seth are best friends, and Max and Liam are best friends. Interesting!!

With that being said… I liked this book I wasn’t disappointed at all. To know who the girl that Max chased in the book with Liam and Ava, which was Angel. It was interesting to know.

I was glad that he figures things out and stopped trying to be a player (well more so running from his feelings) Angel helped him with that and he helped Angel with her fears of driving. I think they worked well together. Not only did they work together. But even though they were opposites, they were meant to be.

Even with everything that they said to each other when it came to their feelings, you could tell both of them liked each other. Even Evan and Emma, the founders of the school, saw that in them, especially Emma. I was surprised how Seth never popped up in this book since Evan is his cousin. I’m trying to think was Ava the one that got adopted by them.

Was probably didn’t I can’t remember if it was this series or not!!! But I liked the fact that they both liked Angel and Max… and to also give Max a chance at the acting gig was great for him. I can’t wait until I read the next book to this series about Juliet and Jaxson. I know it’s about to be good and interesting!!! 


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Book Description:

Spoiler alert: Spending time with a player can mean only one of two things—getting your heart broken or falling in love.

Evangeline

Ever since my ex dumped me while I was recovering from a car accident, I’ve avoided both boys and driving like the plague. But I’m determined to finally face my fears. So when a guy approaches me with a deal—driving lessons in exchange for tutoring sessions—it sounds like the perfect solution.

Except that this guy is Max Parker, the school flirt.

Max

After my parents’ sudden divorce, playing the field seems like a safer bet than commitment. The idea of spending time with one girl never crosses my mind … until I meet Evangeline Evans. Not only because I need her help to pass precal, but also because I like who I am around her.

Who knew?

Now, I need to work up the nerve to show her the guy behind the reputation, so she’ll trust me enough to let me close.

The Edenvale Arts Academy series brings you the sweetness and innocence of young love amidst a backdrop of the performing arts. Combining creativity and romance, this YA series is perfect for fans of swoony kisses and sigh-worthy happy ever afters.

Don’t Kiss Your Lab Partner (Billionaire Academy YA Romance #1) by Lucy McConnell

This book is okay! I want to read something else, but I want to finish this book first! 

Book Review:

Spoilers… splash here and there••

Okay, so when I first started this book, I was like, hmm, 🤔 do I want to finish this book? Or not! I was tempted to start another book and come back to this one later, but I didn’t. I continue to read this one, and I glad I did.

I can’t say that this book is the best one yet that Lucy McConnell has written. I’ve read others by her. But I can say it was good and pretty interesting. It did keep my attention a little. Because I wanted to know what will happen between John and Adelle and what was Nicole was planning to do. Her attempt to ruin their app was stupid over a guy who didn’t even want Jeanie like ugh glad that Kevin went after her and hopefully got his girl back because Terrance didn’t deserve her.

I also understood what John did for Adelle so that she could win the TACS award. Not only that, in the end, but they also got to be together. Because Nicole finally got removed from John’s arms. She was acting like a Leach, but in reality, she wanted Terrance and only wanted to hurt Adelle. But truthfully, she didn’t hurt Adelle because John wanted her and only her (Adelle)…


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Book Description:

I was ready to rock Sophomore year…

Until I got the party kid as a lab partner…

I’ve dreamed of winning the TACS Award since I could type. But, the school board decided we needed to learn to work well with others and gave us partners for the computer programming project. Lucky me, I assigned with John Herrington III, whose big idea is a dating app for teens.

I’m so flunking.

I’m also crushing on him–hard.

Jumping into the social lives of our fellow students backfires when the mean girl gets dumped because of our app. She sets out to sabotage our project and ruin the Homecoming Dance for anyone we matched.

There’s only one way to salvage the project–but it will mean my first broken heart because I’ll lose either the guy I love or my life-long dream.


Kindle Edition, 244 pages
Published March 20th 2020 by Orchard view Publishing LLC
ASIN: B0857JVN5P
Edition Language: English
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Cruel Hearts (Knights of Templar Academy #2) by Sofia Daniel

After reading book one. I’ was like. I have to read book 2. Though I was going to wait but…..

Book Review:

Pretty good!!!!

•••Spoilers…. here and there•••

Wow, this crazy like all of this that went down. That Elizabeth girl will go to the end to get rid of Lilah. She hates her so much that she wants to kill her and to top that off, her mother is trying to kill her too.

It sucks that we, as readers have to wait until next year to get the third book to this series. Like REALLY? I’m a forget what is going on by the time the new year comes around.

Not only that, but I also hoped that the guys Orlando, Kendrick, and Maxwell is there for Delilah and not trying to use her or do bad things to her as they tried before. Besides that, I also hope that at least Maxwell pops up out of nowhere to check on Lilah like he usually does. Especially when it comes to her getting shot at…

Besides that, it’s not much I want to say when it comes to this book.


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Book Description:

It’s dog eat dog at Templar Academy.
I’m about to get eaten alive… And I think I’ll like it.
I thought I had skeletons in my closet.
Turns out I have a whole cemetery.
But that’s nothing compared to these bullies.

Maxwell, Kendrick, and Orlando are wealthy, wicked, and devilishly delicious.
They crossed me last term, and now I will uncover their secrets.

I’ll have them groveling at my feet.
Make them beg for mercy.

As long as I can resist their wandering hands and luscious lips.
As long as I can stop myself from falling in love.

Cruel Games (Knights of Templar Academy #1) by Sofia Daniel

Currently reading “Cruel Games” 📖.. 

Book Review:

Wow is what I have to say. Just sad…

Spoilers. Splash here and there

Wow, this book wasn’t that bad as others I read but dang. That chick Elizabeth is just horrible, and the thing is… Maxwell, Kendrick, and Orlando. It is just a horrible like ugh!!!

Lilah knew all along that all three of the guys were gunning for her. But they got her when her ex Sammy and her step-father Billy popped up at that fashion thing! The crazy thing was I for sure thought it was Kendrick who was looking out for her. Smh 🤦🏽‍♀️ the whole time it wasn’t even Kendrick, it was Maxwell. Like OMG! He also had (temporary tattoos) so that they could get at her. I don’t understand why they hate Delilah so much. I can’t wait to figure out their reason.

Smh! I am going to read the next book though I’ll have to wait until 2021 to get the third book. Because this crazy. But at least, in the end, Maxwell got locked up too, especially with what all four of them done with Lilah!!! 


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Book Description:

It was Templar Academy or Juvenile Detention.
But these bullies are making me wish I’d gone to jail.

Templar Academy is the perfect hiding place where I can make a fresh start.
Where I can stop running from my drug-dealing ex.

I’m supposed to fit in, but it’s impossible.
How’s a girl from foster care supposed to blend with ultra-wealthy elites?
I can’t, and now I have a target on my back.

The knights who run the academy—Maxwell, Kendric, and Orlando—are determined to make my life hell. They’re cruel, vicious, and drop dead gorgeous.
And they’re used to getting everyone to follow their lead.

But I won’t—and they’re determined to make me suffer.
What they don’t realize is that I can give as good as I get.

Cruel Games is a reverse harem high school bully romance and the first book of the Templar Academy trilogy. It contains cursing, dark themes, and sexual situations. 


I’m dead. Not “Maxi-pad” 🤣🤣🤣🤣😱

The Stand-In Boyfriend (Boyfriend #5) by Christina Benjamin

Currently reading 📖 … 

Book Review:

Pretty good read; had me not wanting to stop reading!

***Spoilers; splash here and there***

This book was really good. I figure her best friend, Caroline, was trash and didn’t care about Beth. Even Parker didn’t like Caroline; he probably thought that something wasn’t right with her. He also didn’t like Jared for personal reasons, but he knew that Jared was trash.

I was glad when Beth figured out that both Caroline and Jared weren’t good people in her life. I mean Jared even showed proof of that after the accident that Beth was in…. he came to the hospital to talk smack to Parker, and stated how he was going to get Beth back. Like boy no, your garbage. I was like Beth woke up and heard everything that was said. And dismissed Jared from her life for good.

She even dismissed Caroline when Caroline blew her phone up with text messages. Beth figured things out when it came to Parker and his feelings and her own feelings. At first, she pushes him away, but after talking to her sister & then the accident where he saved her, she knew that Parker was meant for her. He may have been a “Stand-In” boyfriend, as everyone stated, but he was a perfect boyfriend for her.


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Book Description:

Sometimes the person you’re meant to be with is standing right in front of you.

Parker Reed has been in love with Beth Bennett since he was four years old. She grew up next door to him, holding his hand and now his heart. The problem is, Beth has no idea Parker is in love with her. He’s stuck in the friend zone, forced to stand by while Beth dates a parade of losers. But with their senior year of high school winding down, Parker finds himself wondering how much longer he can hide his feelings for Beth.

Beth Bennett’s life is perfect. She’s convinced she has it all—the world’s best friend and the world’s best boyfriend. Now if only she could get the two to get along. With her spring break trip to Aspen just around the corner, Beth feels the pressure to spend time with both the guys in her life. But as usual, her older sister throws a wrench into Beth’s plans by hijacking her perfect spring break with a shotgun wedding.

As Beth scrambles to balance being a girlfriend, best friend and sister, her perfectly planned life spirals out of control. As always Parker is there to catch her. And when Beth’s boyfriend decides he’d rather go skiing than be her wedding date, Parker steps in to take his place. He decides the wedding is his big chance to tell Beth how he feels. What does he have to lose . . . besides the girl of his dreams?

Who will Beth choose? Her boyfriend, or the boy who’s never let her down?


Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published January 31st 2018 by Crown Atlantic Publishing
ASIN: B07922QLBP
Edition Language: English
Series: Boyfriend #5
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The Holiday Boyfriend: A Second Chance Christmas Romance (Boyfriend #4) by Christina Benjamin

At first I am like ehhh. 20 some chapters. I am glad that so far it’s good. I just hope by chapter 15, I don’t end up tired of reading like I normally do with certain books that good!!! 

Book Review:

Holiday Boyfriend

Spoiler.. thrown here and there.

Wow, I didn’t know that this book was going to end like that. Wow! I was confused!

But I can say this; this book wasn’t a disappointment. It was a good read. I liked the story!

I thought it was cute, but also believed that Emma was kind of mean towards Will didn’t give him enough credit, when it came to his feelings and when it came to Liz. She was always quick to assume things instead of thinking things through and asking questions.

I was glad she realizes her feelings for Will instead of running away from him always. She knows that he didn’t fool around or lost his V-Card to Liz when she heard Will blast, Liz, out at the rooftop Christmas party. I was glad she heard it because it shows her who Will truly was and that he didn’t change.

Also, she knew she was wrong to run away from issues, especially when it came to her father and standing Will up at the dance.

I was also glad she had a talk with her father and realize he actually still loved her and wanted her around. Even her mother knew everything, and Emma assumes her mother was still hurting. But the talk with her father made her understand a lot of things and even got her to like Tara, which turn out to be good. She got a brother out of the deal, which she learned to love and become close too not only that she had another brother on the way.

A lot of things she had to thank Will for because he helped her through a lot when it came to her family and even Will. & she also helps Will have a good family Christmas and even Colin; her step-brother ended up with the best Christmas ever. 


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Book Description:

Emma Rhodes is hesitant to return to Manhattan for Christmas. After all, she left for a reason. A tall, dark and handsome reason named Will Taylor. But Emma has been homesick for the city ever since she moved to Boston with her mother. So when the opportunity to spend her last high school holiday with her father presented itself, she couldn’t resist.

Plus, Emma has some big decisions on the horizon. With graduation only a few months off, she needs to decide if she’s brave enough to face her past and return to the city for college, or if she’ll continue to run from the heartbreak that haunts her.

Nobody is more excited about the holidays than Will Taylor, especially now that his dream girl is back in town. Emma Rhodes was the one that got away and Will has a plan to make sure it never happens again. He’s sure he can use the magic of Manhattan at Christmas to show her the spark between them still exists.

Will’s plans to win Emma back hinge on giving her the best Christmas ever, which might be more difficult than he suspected when Emma’s frienemies get involved and her father drops a family bombshell. But Will is determined not to give up his heartwarming quest to prove his love with holiday flare.

A seasonal tale of love, family and the magic of Christmas.

Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published November 17th 2017 by Crown Atlantic Publishing
ASIN: B076Q4L243
Series: Boyfriend #4
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Dating: For the Assist: A Sweet YA Best Friend’s Brother Romance, Eastridge Heights Basketball Players, (Book 4) by Stephanie Street

Currently reading 📖…. “Dating to assist”. This was the main one I wanted to read since I was curious about Dannika feelings for her best friend twin brother…

Book Review:

Spoilers…just a few****••…

I wasn’t expecting this book to go into five years later. It was very interesting to read. Learning every one of the guys and the girls grown up to become an adult. To Luke and his twin, Piper was learning about who their birth father is. I don’t know why I think it was KARMA. It would be me of me to say that about their dad (Michael) who went into the army. But he did fool around with Bella, aka Lily behind his twin brother (Robert) back. 🤷🏽‍♀️… but at least, in the end, Lily got her happy ending with her true love Robert.

But anyway, I liked this book. I was glad it didn’t take Luke a long time to figure out his feelings for Dannika. As he said, he may have been in denial about how he truly felt about her. Glad it took a kissing game for them to become closer and want to be more than friends. That was a good thing! But did suck when Piper broke up with Drew that was cute together, but at least they figure things out in the end.

I don’t have much to say about this book, tbh since after they all graduated, it went into Mia/Grayson, Luke/Dannika, Noah/Tierney, and Drew/Piper. It was all their story leading into Luke and Dannika’s wedding.

What I realize is out of all the guys, Drew was the only guy from the basketball (from the close friends) that went into professional basketball, whereas Will, Noah, Luke, Grayson, Mateo, Zeke, and AJ went a different route. Very interesting to see. But at least they all stay close even with busy schedules and marriages/careers and children/to-be…


Kindle Edition, 236 pages
Published July 6th 2019
ASIN: B07V11K918
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Book Description:

A girl, her best friend’s twin brother, and a crush that’s gone on way too long.

Dannika
I’ve had a crush on my best friend’s brother for almost a decade. It was time to cut my losses and move on. At least, that’s what I tried to tell myself.

I just needed one shot, one chance, to show Luke I’m the perfect girl for him.

Luke
Sure, I knew about Dannika’s little crush. She’s my sister’s best friend, for crying out loud.

I never meant to kiss her. But one out of control party and a kissing game later, that’s exactly what I did. It didn’t mean anything, right? At least, that’s what I’ve been telling myself.

I have a plan to get back together with my ex-girlfriend and that plan does not include falling for my sister’s best friend.

Plans go awry when Luke and Dannika get thrown together for one epic night. Can they keep denying what’s happening between them?

Find out in Dating: For the Assist.

**Dating: For the Assist includes an extended epilogue, Chapters 17 through 29, which delves into what happens to all your favorite basketball players and the girls they love AFTER graduation. You won’t want to miss it!!**

***No cliffhangers, HEA guaranteed, no cheating!***

Eastridge Heights Basketball Players
Book 1 Dating: One on One
Book 2 Dating: On the Rebound
Book 3 Dating: For the Block
Book 4 Dating: For the Assist