The Duke Meets His Match by Karen Tuft -ARC review

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54737526. sx318 At thirty years of age, Susan Jennings has long been considered a spinster. Exceptionally intelligent, she has little tolerance for London and the dreaded Season—if that’s how one is expected to find love, it’s not for her. But when an invitation arrives that cannot be ignored, Susan leaves her comfortable life in the country and enters the fashion and frivolity she most despises. She quickly discovers, however, that there is more to loathe in London—and his name is George Kendall.

George, Duke of Aylesham, has learned to keep his distance from cloying females chasing the title of duchess. Susan Jennings, however, proves an entirely different challenge—a woman who has pushed him to the limit of his patience with their every encounter. But their simmering hostility is disrupted by a thoughtless slip-up: to avoid a marriage of political strategy, George claims he is already betrothed. And when pressed for the name of the lucky woman, only one name comes to mind: Susan’s. Their forced betrothal proves advantageous, but when their verbal sparring must change in order to be convincing, the line between fact and fiction becomes blurred by something neither expected: love.

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– 3/5

Smexy Times?– Non, a clean romance

OVERALL – 3/5 STARS

First of all, I love the cover, it’s simple but at the same time beautiful. The writing was good, I liked how detailed it was, but the passing of the book was all over the place . Really enjoyed the use of real historical figures (like Prince Regent and Lord Alvanley) But…sadly our couple Gorge and Susan didn’t have enough chemistry together for mine liking. Overall it was okay if you like classical literature you will love this one!

I was provided with an eARC of this book by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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“It’s Okay to Not Be Okay”…was okay-kdrama review

ABOUT THE DRAMA

It's Okay to Not Be Okay [2020] | FlixPatrolA story about a man employed in a psychiatric ward and a woman, with an antisocial personality disorder, who is a popular writer of children’s books.

Moon Kang-Tae (Kim Soo-Hyun) works in the psychiatric ward. His job is to write down the patients’ conditions and to deal with unexpected situations, like if patients fight or they run away. He only earns about 1.8 million won (~$1,600 USD) a month. The woman (Seo Yea-Ji) is a popular writer of children’s literature, but she is extremely selfish, arrogant and rude.

  • Director: Park Shin-Woo
  • Writer: Jo Yong
  • Network: tvN
  • Episodes: 16
  • Release Date: June 20 – August 9, 2020kim soo hyun & seo ye ji | it's ok to not be ok gif in 2020 | Kim soo hyun,  Kim, Ok gif
  • Runtime: Sat. & Sun. 21:00
  • Language: Korean
  • Country: South Korea

MY THOUGHTS 

PLOT

This was very unique, the plot was really good. It has mystery, romance, mental health awareness.  Felt like a Tim Burton movie, but kdrama edition and I love it. But….it wasn’t the best. The actors did an amazing job, but the script…felt like something was missing. Don’t get me wrong I loved it, just I expected a little bit more of it.
Trigger warning- child abuse

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3,5/5 stars

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THE CHEMISTRY BETWEEN OUR MAIN COUPLE(S)?

Both of the actors did an amazing job, you could really feel the “love”! I truly enjoyed the relationship. The chemistry was there and that’s great.

 

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HOW IT ENDS

*Mild Spoilers*

I liked the ending,it was very heartwarming. The end twist,was good.Yes I figured it out,but I usualy do…so not mad about it!

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She Died Famous by Kyle Rutkin – book review

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46063874. sy475 A Star is Born meets Gone Girl, in this dark and twisted love story with an unforgettable conclusion.

The headline read: “Hollywood Superstar Kelly Trozzo Found Dead.”

With no suspect in custody, authorities turn their attention to best-selling author Kaleb Reed, whose obsessive relationship with the star has been followed by social media and tabloids alike.

In his online confession, Reed claims that his relationship with Trozzo began with a tweet, an unexpected endorsement from the pop star herself. Almost overnight, Reed’s novel garners national attention, and the reclusive writer is thrust into the spotlight. But according to Reed, the endorsement came with a price.

In the days that follow, Reed is invited to Trozzo’s Los Angeles mansion, where he is solicited to write her memoir. Lured by her physical appeal and charisma, Reed delves further and further into Trozzo’s fantasy world, ensnared by a twisted story of betrayal and vengeance.

On the night of Trozzo’s death, Reed finally discovers his true role in this story, as well as the pop star’s alternative ending to his famous novel—one that leads to his arrest.

Set in Hollywood, She Died Famous is an innovative thriller that exposes the dark side of fame and obsession in today’s digital landscape. The story’s shocking twists and unreliable narrator will have every reader asking: Who killed Kelly Trozzo?

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The story– 5/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– 4/5

Smexy Times?– Yes

4 stars

Overall 4 stars
This is not what I expected …in a good way! I decided to pick this book up because of the gorgeous cover (I mean…. look at it!😍). The writing style was very unique ,it’s told in blogposts, Newspaper articles, interviews, and police transcripts. Sometimes I felt like it’s real ,Kelly is real…and I’m actually reading a news report about a dead Hollywood it girl. I LOVED it !!!! Truly , such a good book and a unique story. Would definitely recommend for you to check this mystery out. The perfect read for October.
trigger warning – mention of drug use

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK

 

This is Hollywood. Your princess is cunning. Prince Charming is evil. Dragons, demons, and darkness are hidden in us all. There are no bluebirds, no fairy godmothers. No shortage of monsters. We must save ourselves.

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The place we fell in love. Before the secrets. Before my sins. Before I ever published my novel.
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Authors don’t become overnight sensations, or casually land on the New York Times Best Sellers list. We are supposed to fight, claw, write until we outlast the amateurs, master the craft.
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She was right. That book changed my life. It changed all our lives. Look where we are, detective. And there’s so much more to uncover.
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And because of that, I won’t be just another girl who died famous. My story will be written in the skies.
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Accessories from AliExpress – haul

All the goodies I got!

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Hello, my darlings! I’m back to you with a haul, an Aliexpress haul to be exact.If you don’t know about Aliexpress,that’s basically like eBay but safer in my opinion. I got a bunch of little stuff(and have some more coming, so will definitely do a second part). Everything is under 2 euros, so very affordable. Hope you enjoy it!

Everything I got with my own money and the links are not affiliated.

Big Size Velvet Bow Hair Clips

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The price I paid -0 97 euro

Shipping was free

I’m in love with this bow! It’s sooo cute, and so well done. It’s pretty big and feels really secure in my hair. Overall very happy!

RscvonM crystal hoop earrings

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The price I paid -0.82 euro

Shipping was free

When I first saw them I thought they are made of glass or something similar, because those earrings catch the light very beautifully. But no…it’s the good old plastic and I’m not mad about it. The quality is okay, are much lighter than they look and that’s amazing! Overall great earrings for the price.

Rabbit Ears Hair Scrunchie

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The price I paid -0.89 euro

Shipping was free

I got this as an experiment. I don’t like scrunchies, but this looked soooo cute on the model. And what can I say…I LOVE IT!!! This looks so cute on me. Definitely a favorite.

Two Color Cabochon Earring Base
and
CLEAR CAMEO GLASS Cabochons

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The price I paid for earring base(mix 10 mm)- 0.69 euro

The price I paid for clear glass(24 pcs,10 mm)-0.78 euro

Shipping was free

I got both of those from the same seller, shipping was super fast at this time and I really appreciated it. The quality isn’t the best , but for the price I’m okay. I got those to make some cute earrings as Christmas gifts for my friends, if you would love to see a “tutorial” definitely tell me in the comments down below.

 

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A very late September favourites!

Mask Hello GIF by Molang - Find & Share on GIPHYHello ,my Darlings! How,are you all doing?I know I know this is VEEERRRYYY late, but better late than never, right?! So let’s talk about September. I’m officially am 25 years old (middle life crisis is here). It’s October and we are now again in quarantine, the cases in Latvia are at in an all-time high…and it’s cold outside. Overall the October didn’t start well. But now let’s dive into the favorites!

 

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After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy

I was approved for this book on Netgalley, and guys…THIS WAS AMAZING!!! Full review you can read here.

Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.
She’s lost her best friend, her husband–and possibly, her mind.

Five months ago, an accident left Diana Sparrow badly injured and missing a few months of her memory. As if that’s not enough, she’s started having recurring nightmares about the night of the accident. Dreams that feel so real, she’s left questioning: maybe she didn’t just slide off the road into a ditch. Maybe, just maybe, she hit something. Or someone.

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Any old kpop fans here? Do you know Super junior, if yes then What’s your favorite Super Junior song? I’m loving the new D&E songs,sooo good. Highly recommend for you to check it out

 

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“Once Again”

My review you can find here 

Song Young-Dal (Cheon Ho-Jin) and Jang Ok-Boon (Cha Hwa-Yeon) have been married for many years and they have 4 children: Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan), Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah), Na-Hee (Lee Min-Jung) and Da-Hee (Lee Cho-Hee).Third child Na-Hee is a doctor and she works with her husband Doctor Kyu-Jin (Lee Sang-Yeob) at the same hospital. They fell in love during their medical school days and got married, but their marriage life is not doing very well. Meanwhile, the first child Joon-Sun (Oh Dae-Hwan) and the second child Ga-Hee (Oh Yoon-Ah) are both divorcees and live with their parents. The youngest child Da-Hee struggles as an intern at a company.

 

 

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The Earl Not Taken (The Wallflowers of West Lane #1) by A.S. Fenichel -book review

joanna-kosinska-kKfVAvdBsAw-unsplashLeft standing on the side while their contemporaries marry into society, four young ladies forge a bond to guard each other from a similar fate…

Finishing school failed to make a proper lady of Penelope Arrington. But as a Wallflower of West Lane, Poppy has a far more vital role—she and her three best friends have made a pact to protect each other from the clutches of dangerous, disreputable men. So when one of them is about to be married off to a duke sight unseen, Poppy makes it her mission to divine the prospective husband’s true character. If only she didn’t require the aid of London’s most unsuitable rake.

Rhys Draper, Earl of Marsden, has known the headstrong Poppy since she was a young girl naïve to the ways of men. To her eternal chagrin—and to his vague amusement—they have been at odds over the memory of their embarrassing first encounter all these years. Now, with his services in need, Rhys sees a chance to finally clear the air between them. Instead, he is surprised by the heat of their feelings. If the two do not tread carefully, they may end up in a most agreeably compromising position…

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– 2/5

Smexy Times?– Yes

OVERALL – 3/5 STARS

“Do men still do stupid things in the name of love, or is that reserved for those novels the ladies like to read?”

You know I love historical romance ,but ahhh…. sadly I’m disappointed. I really wanted to love it,but couldn’t. It was boring,and I don’t know why. It had my favourite trope ever – enemies to lovers. The friendship between our wallflowers was precious ,I love that.  But guys,it dragged….A LOT. Maybe the next book in the series is better,will see. 3 🌟 stars from me.

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After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy- ARC review

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Writing as Mina Hardy, New York Times bestselling author Megan Hart delivers a thrilling new psychological suspense for fans of The Woman in the Window and When the Lights Go Out.
She’s lost her best friend, her husband–and possibly, her mind.

Five months ago, an accident left Diana Sparrow badly injured and missing a few months of her memory. As if that’s not enough, she’s started having recurring nightmares about the night of the accident. Dreams that feel so real, she’s left questioning: maybe she didn’t just slide off the road into a ditch. Maybe, just maybe, she hit something. Or someone.

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The story– 5/5

Setting of the book– 3/5

Main Hero– 5/5

Smexy Times?– 2 scenes

5 starsOVERALL – 5/5 STARS

I requested this book because of the cover and if you know me…I love beautiful covers. This had my mind BLOWN! It’s my first book by the author but I’m already in love. The writing style was phenomenal, the story was A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. I loved the dual point of view(the mistress and the wife). If you liked “Before I Go to Sleep” by S.J. Watson then you will love this one.One of the wildest books I have read in a long time.

Thank you Crooked Lane Books and Netgalley for the e-ARC of this book. All opinions are mine.

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What I read in September(Wrap up)

Hello Hello, My Darlings! I’m here today with the book content. How are you all doing? How was September? September wasn’t a good reading month for me, just 6 books…That’s not good, I can do better(I read on the average 10+ books a month).

Let’s see what I thoughts of the books.

1.Ivory White by Cambria Hebert

First of all…LOOK AT THE COVER!!! I expected a very different story(more like Sex and the city), but we got a contemporary fairytale. I liked it, would recommend (gave it 4 stars)

2.The Princess Problem(Sexy Misadventures of Royals #1) by Christi Barth

This one was full of cliche and cute moments .Would definitely recommend if you are looking for something cute and fluffy, but not a fast read.

3.Marrying My Billionaire Hookup by Nadia Lee

This was cute and funny in some places, sadly it wasn’t perfect..some places dragged a bit and I got bored, overall an okay book if you want some fun(and diverse) romance. 3 stars!

4.Ruthless Empire(Royal Elite #6)by Rina Kent

My favorite book in September,I loved the Royal Elite series (IT WAS SOOO GOOD!). I have a whole review you can read here

5.Splendid(The Splendid Trilogy #1)by Julia Quinn

Another amazing Julia Quinn book. Let’s be real, I’m a Julia Quinn trash…I love everything this woman puts out. Amazing book, an amazing story …YOU NEED TO READ IT! That’s it, thank you for your attention.

6.Brutal Bully (Bad Bullies #1)by Logan Fox

This one….was bad. Nothing really to say here. 2.stars

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