What I read in October(Wrap up)

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Hello!Hey,how are you?Hope this october was good for you. Last month I finally reached 1k followers on my bookstagram!!!!Very excited about it.What else is new- hmmm,I was trying some new french skincare and it totally ruined my skin(review coming soon,I promise). So my reading- overall it was a good month. Read 7 books,different genres .Some Arcs (thank you netgalley),some new books published in October. No 2 star reads like in September,so that’s good! Let’s talk about each book individually.

The BOOKS!

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  1. After All I’ve Done by Mina Hardy

I got this as an ARc and I loved it. My favorite book last month,it had eveything- mystery,family drama,posible murder. It’s a trilling story and I highly recommend it! I have a whole review you can read here.

2.Nice Werewolves Don’t Bite Vampires(Half-Moon Hollow #8)by Molly Harper

This was fun,light and super cute. I love Molly Hareper’s writing,and the plot is always interesting. Yes,it does talks about emotional abuse ,so just be aware of it.I didn’t give it higher rating because ..I don’t know,I didn’t feel in love with the romance…Overall would recommend.

3.Misfits(Royal Academy Rebels #1)by Jen Calonita

I don’t know why but I expected it to be YA,but it’s middle grade. It was okay,like a proper fairytale retelling. 3 stars .Cover is BEAUTIFUL!

4.She Died Famous by Kyle Rutkin 

Amazing!Beautiful and definitely a must read!!!! My full review you can find here.

5.The Duke Meets His Match by Karen Tuft

I got this as an Arc (you can read the full review here),and well it was okay. It’s marketed as a clean Christian romance,but to be honest there wasn’t a lot of metions of God or Christianity. Just the appropriate amount for the time period.

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

Fun fact..I was denied for an arc of this one ,now I’m kind of glad…because it wasn’t good. I have a whole review you can read here.

7.Crazy Stupid Bromance(Bromance Book Club #3)by Lyssa Kay Adams 

I love the Bromance Book club series!Such fun and cozy books to read…but this one wasn’t my favorite. Like don’t get me wrong,it was nice…just not my favorite. If you want full review tell me in the comments down below.

 

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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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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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“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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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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You Belong: Devotions & Prayers for an Uncertain Heart – Book review

Hello, My Darlings! How are you all doing? Today we are starting something different. One of my New Years’ resolutions was getting deeper in my faith, so I have decided every other Sunday I will share with you some Christianity related content I’m enjoying (like online sermons, books or podcasts). If that’s not your cup of tea, that’s totally okay…I have lots of different posts you will enjoy!(like this one “Function of Beauty” Shampoo and Conditioner -UnBiased Review ). Today I want to share with you this beautiful devotional I got for a review from NetGalley.

Let’s dive into my review!

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You Were Created with Purpose by a Loving, Heavenly Father. . .
You Belong!

This lovely devotional, written just for you, is a beautiful reminder of that you were made with purpose by a heavenly Creator… .and that you belong–right here and now–in this world. 180 encouraging readings and inspiring prayers, rooted in biblical truth, will reassure your uncertain heart, helping you to understand that you’re never alone and always loved. In each devotional reading, you will encounter the bountiful blessings and grace of your Creator, while coming to trust His purposeful plan for you in this world. You Belong: Devotions and Prayers for an Uncertain Heart is a wonderful, quiet-time devotional… .whether you’re new to the faith or a long-time believer!

Be cheerful no matter what; pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens.
This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live.1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 MSG

 

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I’m actually blown away by how beautiful this devotional is! The design of the cover and on the actual pages is gorgeous. This is an “open and go” kind of devotional, the prayers are short and sweet, perfect for people who are beginning they’re walk with God! The messages are so well thought thru and help us to connect more with God. I’m really really impressed with this devotional! There are no dates, so you can start whenever you want. I would love to get the physical copy, this will go on my birthday wishlist (I right now have the ebook version). I would definitely encourage you to get the physical copy because it’s definitely worth it! 

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Overall

4 stars

Thank you Barbour Publishing via NetGalley for the ARC copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own

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The Wild One (Corisi Billionaires #2) by Ruth Cardello – Book review

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She wants to go wild. A billionaire decides to go with her. For two Americans in Paris, love wasn’t in the plans in New York Times bestselling author Ruth Cardello’s sexy high-stakes romance.

After years of choosing safe over satisfying, a weeklong Paris fling sounds perfect to Wren Heath. And who better to have it with than Mauricio Romano, a billionaire with a reputation as a first-class heartbreaker. A few days. Fun, then done. What happens on vacation stays on vacation, right?

Paris was Mauricio’s playground, and love was never part of the game. Lust? Toujours. Then he meets a sweet woman who wants to be a sex kitten. He knows how to give her the wildest five days and nights of her life. No commitments. No strings. But the hotter it gets, the harder it is to remember his own rules.

What do you do when what happens in Paris stays in your heart and then shows up at home?

Are these two destined to clash or destined for love?

 

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Spoiler Free

Trigger warning – mentions of  PTSD 

The story– 4 /5

Setting of the book–  3,5/5( we are in Paris for the most part)

Main Hero– 4 /5

Smexy Times?– Yes

Overall – 4 /5 stars

4 stars

 

To be fair it started a little bit slow for me, but after the first 3 chapters, it started picking up. The story was interesting, very funny in some places, great writing(will definitely check other books by this author). We get the whole story from a dual point of view(Mauricio and Wren), I usually don’t like that but in this book, it worked amazingly.  This was an instant-love story(more like instant lust to love ), so if you don’t like those better skip this one. The only thing I was confused about was the first and last chapter, we get the main hero from the first book in this series and his “point of view” and I was confused why is it there? Like it didn’t add to the story, and because I haven’t read the first book in this series I was lost…So I advise you to read it before you read this one. Overall a great book would recommend!

I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK 

Loyalty made almost any sin pardonable

Except fucking bunny ears


“There is nothing shameful about the human form”

“I agree” I did. In theory. I justs couldn’t help that I’d been raised with closed doors and fully dressed parents 


Mauricio would sell me a fantasy, then forget my name

His fantasy.

Not mine.


My father looked to Sebastian.”He’s the pretty one, but has he always been this slow? In a minute I’m going to walk away, wait for one of you to slap some sense into him: then and only then will I come back and try this conversation again”

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“The Opening Night Murders” by James Scott Byrnside( spoiler-free) review

The Opening Night Murders
by James Scott Byrnside

The Opening Night MurdersAbout the book: Chicago. 1935. The Great Depression has brought America to its knees, and the people are dying for some entertainment. Luckily for them, a murder has been scheduled for opening night at The Red Rising Theater. When the lead actress receives a death threat, Detective Rowan Manory and his partner Walter Williams agree to take the case. Neither realizes the curtain is rising on the deadliest and most vexing mystery of their career. There will be 200 witnesses in the seats and not a single suspect on the stage. Could this be the perfect murder? The Opening Night Murders is a thrilling impossible crime novel that will keep you guessing from the first clue right up to the shocking finale.

 

MY THOUGHTS 

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The story– 4/5

Setting of the book– 4/5

Main Hero– 2.9/5

Smexy Times?– non

Overall – 3,5/5 stars

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Okay, this was a crazy ride! There were so many twists and turns I didn’t expect and that’s really saying something. I loved the setting of the book, could easily imagine where and what’s going on! A good book, easy to read, was interesting. Would recommend.

FAVORITE QUOTES FROM THE BOOK  

A person who cannot go to the police is a person who cannot be trusted.
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Everyone has something in the past that will not stay quiet.
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“No, but women, in general, need to be more confident.”
“I don’t need to be more confident. My confidence is perfect.”
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Walter said, “Money is thicker than blood.”
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“I miss my long locks. Look at me.” She pouted. “I’m a little Roman boy come to life.”
Timothy Brown’s head remained buried in the morning paper. “I call her Claudius. Still ought to need a shield for the full effect though.
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“What do you want me to say?”
“I called you because I wanted your advice.”
“Bull. You called me because you wanted me to tell you it was a great idea. Well, it’s not.”
I received an advance review copy for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.

 

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Book Review – The Marriage Pact by Winter Renshaw(Spoiler free)

ABOUT THE BOOK

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I was sixteen when I vowed I would never marry him.
We shook on it. Pinky swore. Even put it in writing and all but signed our names in blood.
It was the one and only thing we ever agreed on.
To the world, he’s Prince Julian, Duke of Montcroix, second in line to the Chamont throne. Panty-melting accent. Royal charm. Hypnotic presence. Blindingly gorgeous. Laundry list of women all over the world who would give their first born for the chance to marry him. Most eligible bachelor in the free world …
But to me, he’s nothing more than the son of my father’s best friend—the pesky blue-eyed boy who made it his mission to annoy the ever-loving hell out of me summer after summer as our families vacationed together, our parents oblivious to our mutual disdain as they joked about our “betrothal.”
He was also my first kiss.
And my first taste of heartbreak so cataclysmic it almost broke me.
I meant it with every fiber of my soul when I swore I’d never marry him.
But on the eve of my 24th birthday, His Royal Highness has the audacity to show up at my door after years of silence and make a demand will forever change the trajectory of our lives: “We have to break our pact.”

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MY THOUGHTS 

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The story– 3/5

Setting of the book–4/5

Main Hero– 3,/5

Smexy Times?– Some

Ahh…..This was underwhelming. I expected a little bit of a different story. The ‘plot twist” was teased almost in every chapter ….it was unexpected but underwhelming. The story has problems ,was the worst book ever?No. I enjoyed some parts, it was an okay book, I loved the setting, the writing was good. Would I recommend? For a fast summer read sure

3/5 stars 

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To Marry a Morgan (Pathways to Romance Book 1) – Spoiler Free book review!

Hello, my Darlings! How are you? I hope this week started amazingly for you. Today I want to talk to you about a book I got as an ARC recently. I’m a big Historical Fiction fan so it was a perfect fit for me. Let’s dive into it!

About the book

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A secret, an unseen witness, and a misunderstanding threaten to keep apart two people who have loved each other their entire lives. When these barriers to love are finally lifted, can she overcome her own insecurities and finally see the truth? 

Racked with guilt and blaming himself for his brother’s death, Phillip Heartford left his ancestral home five years ago.

After losing the love of her life, the beautiful Allison Morgan is resentful and angry. She has rejected countless suitors, and now, in the middle of her third season, she may be out of options.

Allison’s younger sister Julia is an ugly duckling. At least that is how she sees it. Although a happy marriage seems out of her reach, she hopes to one day live a quiet life as a spinster. If she cannot have her own fairytale ending, she is determined to do anything to help her sister and her dear friend, Phillip, find their happiness.

Little does Julia know that Phillip has always loved her. Unfortunately, he believes that it was this love that caused his brother’s death and destroyed Julia’s chance for happiness. He must now take a bride. Having convinced himself that his brother would want him to protect Julia, Phillip intends to become her brother by marrying Allison.

Returning home to fulfill his duty, will Phillip be able to follow his conscience or will his heart interfere?

To Marry a Morgan can be read as a stand-alone romance, though it is part of a sweet Regency series. It is a childhood-friends and second-chance romance. The books of this series, in chronological order, are:

To Marry a Morgan
The Duke and the Damsel (to be released 6/19/19)
Books three through six to be released in 2019

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My thoughts 

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The story 4/5

Setting of the book4/5

Main Hero 4/5(I loved Julia, but Phillip was just a little bit meeh)

Smexy Times?– Non, a very clean story

I loved the writing style. The Romance between our main couple was really cute . I enjoyed the “flashbacks” from Phillips and Julia’s childhood. I wanted more of those.   It was a good story and I wanted more of it, I really felt like the story could be longer and still amazing(or maybe I just wanted more of this story). Overall I liked it , can’t wait to read the sequel.

4/5 stars

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Spoiler Free Review of “The Boyfriend Whisperer 2.0” by Linda Budzinski

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 Alicea Springer was Boyfriend Whisperer Enterprises’ top success story. That is, until her dream date, Ty Walker, dumped her a week before prom. Now it’s senior year, and Alicea has taken over the business and given it an upgrade using an automated matchmaking program designed to help her classmates find their perfect match.

Alicea has no interest in using the program herself. She already knows who her perfect match is … Ty. She doesn’t need an app to tell her that (or worse, match her up with someone else). In a moment of weakness, Alicea allows her friends to convince her to give the program a try. To her horror, it matches her with the last boy on earth she’d ever want to date — Darius Groves, the class deadbeat.

When she and Darius are paired up for a class project, Alicea learns there’s more to him than his bad reputation. But the more she spends time with Darius, the more she questions their match. They have so little in common. Why did her program match them?

Can Alicea defy the odds and make a match of her own heart’s desire? Or will the matchmaker remained unmatched?

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My Thoughts :

The story- 4/5

Setting of the book-5/5(I did like it a lot)

Main Hero- 3,5/5

Smexy Times? Non,a very clean story

It is a Sequal, but you can read it as a standalone.

It was a nice, fast, clean Teen romance with an interesting twist. I loved Alicea’s friend group and how supportive they were. I enjoyed the writing style and how easy the story was flowing. Of course, sometimes I had a facepalm because of some stupid teen decisions, but it’s a YA book so that’s expected.

Overall

4/5 Stars 

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