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

You can find this book

Amazon/Goodreads

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

4-stars

 

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*I was given a free ARC copy of this book to give an honest review*

Tell me in the comments, Do you enjoy historical fiction?

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January Favorites (The 2019 edition)

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Hello, my Darlings! It’s good to be back!I’m sorry I was away for some time, sadly the virus season got me too and I was sick for like a week with a stomach bug. But now I’m back, feeling better. How was your January? Can you Imagine the first month of 2019 ended?! Where does time go? My January was …uneventful. I was sick almost the whole month and the only thing I could do is read. Still, I have some favorites, so let’s dive into it!

Beauty Favorites

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Dr. Santé Conditioner Reconstruction and Protection. Macadamia Oil and Keratin

This conditioner kept my hair being obedient(and that’s magic, my hair lives it’s own life). I’m very happy about that.

 

 

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ALGOTHERM PURIFYING MATIFYING FLUID(SAMPLE)

Good moisturizer fo oily skin. I need a big one now(wink wink, someone get me it for birthday ).

 

FAVORITE SONG

I’m so ready for Eurovision. And this is one possible contestant from Ukraine. This song is so good…I’m obsessed.

 

Favorite Tv Show

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giphy (10)Maxwell Smart, a.k.a. Agent 86, works for CONTROL, a Washington, D.C.-based counterintelligence agency. Totally inept as a secret agent, Smart can barely use the gadgetry the agency provides him (including a phone embedded in his shoe). Nevertheless, he and his fellow agents always seem to thwart the operations of KAOS, an organized crime outfit dedicated to evil. Agent 99 is Smart’s smarter partner, a resourceful agent who eventually marries her bumbling cohort. Smart and Agent 99’s boss is a man known only as The Chief.

 

Favorite Book

The best way to describe this book is Gossip Girl meets Pride and Prejudice. This one was amazing!

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton
(Bridgertons #4)
by Julia Quinn

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for… well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret… and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide… is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

Tell me in the comment, What are your January favorites?

That’s it from me 

Till next time

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“My favorite books of 2018”-Blogmas day 21

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giphy (63)Hello, My darlings! How are you doing? Are you excited for Christmas? It’s just 3 days until Christmas Eve, and 3 days until Blogmas ends for me. I can’t believe we are already here, it’s crazy. Today I want to talk about Books, my favorite books of 2018. If you don’t know I love to read(like a lot ), and I did read some good books and some not so good this year. Let’s check my favorite books!

* Favorite Books of 2018 *

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At the Stroke of Midnight

(Naughty Princess Club #1)

by

Tara Sivec

Meet the Naughty Princess Club: a brand new series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that introduces readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that ensue when three women start a new business to make it rain.

Once upon a time, Cynthia was the perfect housewife. Between being the President of the PTA and keeping her home spotless without a hair (or her pearls) out of place, her life was a dream come true. Her husband was once her knight in shining armor, but now he’s run off with all their money…and the babysitter.

Dressed as a princess at the annual Halloween block party on Fairytale Lane, she meets two other “princesses” also facing money troubles: antique store owner Ariel and librarian Isabelle. When the women are invited to wear their costumes to a party where they’re mistaken for strippers, Cindy, Ariel, and Belle realize that a career change could be the best way to make their money problems go bippity-boppity-boo.

But can structured Cindy approach a stripper pole without sanitizing wipes? And could the blue-eyed anti-prince that has been crossing her path become Cindy’s happily ever after? At the Stroke of Midnight is a hilarious, empowering story where princesses can save themselves while slaying in stilettos.

 

Average rating –   4.16 stars

My rating – 5 stars

 

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The Smallest Part

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“In the end, only three things matter. How much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.” 
– Unknown

It was a big lie. The biggest lie she’d ever told. It reverberated through her head as she said it, ringing eerily, and the girl behind her eyes—the girl who knew the truth—screamed, and her scream echoed along with the lie.
“Are you in love with Noah, Mercedes?” Cora asked. “I mean . . . I know you love him. You’ve been friends forever. We all have. But are you in love with him?”
If it had been anyone else—anyone—Mercedes would have stuck out her chest, folded her skinny arms, and let her feelings be known. She would have claimed him. But it was Cora. Brave, beautiful, broken Cora, and Cora loved Noah too.
So Mercedes lied.
And with that lie, she lost him. With that lie, she sealed her fate.
She was the best friend, the bridesmaid, the godmother, the glue. She was there for the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs, the biggest moments and the smallest parts. And she was there when it all came crashing down.
This is the tale of the girl who didn’t get the guy.

Average rating – 4.18 stars 

My rating – 5 stars 

 

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The Cruel Prince

(The Folk of the Air #1)

by

Holly Black

Of course I want to be like them. They’re beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever.

And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King.

To win a place at the Court, she must defy him–and face the consequences.

As Jude becomes more deeply embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, she discovers her own capacity for trickery and bloodshed. But as betrayal threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

 

Average rating – 4.18 stars 

My rating – 5 stars 

 

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Because of Miss Bridgerton

(Rokesbys #1)

by

Julia Quinn

Sometimes you find love in the most unexpected of places…

This is not one of those times.

Everyone expects Billie Bridgerton to marry one of the Rokesby brothers. The two families have been neighbors for centuries, and as a child the tomboyish Billie ran wild with Edward and Andrew. Either one would make a perfect husband… someday.

Sometimes you fall in love with exactly the person you think you should…

Or not.

There is only one Rokesby Billie absolutely cannot tolerate, and that is George. He may be the eldest and heir to the earldom, but he’s arrogant, annoying, and she’s absolutely certain he detests her. Which is perfectly convenient, as she can’t stand the sight of him, either.

But sometimes fate has a wicked sense of humor…

Because when Billie and George are quite literally thrown together, a whole new sort of sparks begins to fly. And when these lifelong adversaries finally kiss, they just might discover that the one person they can’t abide is the one person they can’t live without…

Average rating – 3.87 stars

My rating – 5 stars

 

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Come Hell or Highball

(Discreet Retrieval Agency #1)

In this Prohibition-era caper, society matron Lola Woodby agrees to recover a stolen film reel for its rightful owner, but before she can retrieve it, the man in possession of the reel is killed

30-year-old society matron Lola Woodby has survived her loveless marriage with an unholy mixture of highballs, detective novels, and chocolate layer cake, until her husband dies suddenly, leaving her his fortune…or so Lola thought. As it turns out, all she inherits from Alfie is a big pile of debt. Pretty soon, Lola and her stalwart Swedish cook, Berta, are reduced to hiding out in the secret love nest Alfie kept in New York City. But when rent comes due, Lola and Berta have no choice but to accept an offer made by one of Alfie’s girls-on-the-side at his funeral: in exchange for a handsome sum of money, the girl wants Lola to retrieve a mysterious reel of film for her. It sounds like an easy enough way to earn the rent money. But Lola and Berta realize they’re in way over their heads when, before they can retrieve it, the man currently in possession of the film reel is murdered, and the reel disappears. On a quest to retrieve the reel and solve the murder before the killer comes after them next, Lola and Berta find themselves navigating one wacky situation after another in high style and low company.

Charming, witty, often laugh-out-loud funny, Maia Chance’s Come Hell or Highball introduces a sparkling new voice in crime fiction.

Average rating – 3.55 stars

My rating – 4 stars

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Grasping at Eternity

(Kindrily #1)

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Leave it to Maryah Woodsen to break the one rule that will screw up eternity: Never erase your memories.

Before entering this life, Maryah did the unthinkable—she erased. Now, at seventeen years old, she’s clueless that her new adoptive family has known her for centuries, that they are perpetually reincarnated souls, and that they have supernatural abilities. Oh, and she’s supposed to love (not despise) Nathan, the green-eyed daredevil who saved her life.

Nathan is convinced his family’s plan to spark Maryah’s memory is hopeless, but his love for her is undying. After spending (and remembering) so many lifetimes together, being around an empty version of his soulmate is heart shattering. He hates acting like a stalker, but has no choice because the evil outcast who murdered Maryah in their last lifetime is still after her.

While Maryah’s hunter inches closer, she and Nathan make assumptions and hide secrets that rip them further apart. Maryah has to believe in the magic within her, Nathan must have faith in the power of their love, and both need to grasp onto the truth before they lose each other forever—and discover just how lonely eternity can be.

Average rating – 4.03 stars

My rating – 5 stars

 

Tell me in the comments, What was your favorite book this year?

That’s it from me 

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Book review: Broken by Crystal Kaswell (Spoiler Free)

giphy-downsized (1)Have you ever forgot something you did? Well, I apparently am very forgetful. Some time ago I did sign up for Crystal Kaswell ARC team. Didn’t know I was approved, but a week ago I got an email with the new book called Broken. It was a big (but very exciting) surprise. Let’s start with my spoiler-free review!

About the book :
I lost her once. I won't lose her again.

After my brother's death, I was drowning.
She was my life raft.
Delilah and I were opposites, the outspoken art student and the brooding athlete. She was passionate where I was apathetic, bright where I was dark, soft where I was hard.
For two years, we had everything. The kind of love that only exists in fairy tales.
Then she left and took my heart with her.
I tried to heal. To throw myself into medical school. To forget her.
I thought I did.
Until today.
Those blue eyes, that sweet smile, the soft curves--that's my Delilah.
As soon as I hear her laugh, I know.
She's what's missing from my life.

I have three days to get her back.
God, I hope I'm as charming as I used to be.


From the author: Broken is a standalone second chance romance full of heat, heart, and heartbreak. Come see why readers say "Crystal Kaswell is the master of writing sharp, wounded characters who keep you on your toes."
My thoughts!

From the first pages you can feel the love our main characters Delilah and Trent have for each other. It’s pretty rear for me to be so invested in a book relationship, but I was invested in this one….all the way! It was beautiful to see them reconnect again. I loved the writing style, it was a dual POV and it worked amazingly with this story. It does moves from Past and Present, I don’t like that usually but it did add so much to the story. Yes, there were some things that I didn’t like, it dragged a little bit in the middle, but it wasn’t critical. It was a very dark fairytale kind of story and I enjoyed it.

TRIGGER WARNING- It does touch on the subject of suicide.

I will give it

3,5/5 stars 

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It wasn’t perfect but I did love our couple and writing style!

Tell me in the comments, What is the last romance book you have read?

That’s it from me 

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** I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for honest review**

What I’m going to read this month aka My EBook haul!

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Hello, my darlings! How are you all doing? How’s your August?  Did you miss me? I’m back with a little ebook haul. So recently I was in a reading slump and finally, I’m out of it and that means NEW BOOKS!!! Some of them are new releases, well most of them and I can’t wait to read them! Let’s start with the haul.

 

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The Cheerleaders

by

Kara Thomas

It sounds amazing! After reading the premise I was sold. Can’t wait to read it and give you my review. 

About the book: There are no more cheerleaders in the town of Sunnybrook.

First, there was the car accident—two girls gone after hitting a tree on a rainy night. Not long after, the murders happened. Those two girls were killed by the man next door. The police shot him, so no one will ever know why he did it. Monica’s sister was the last cheerleader to die. After her suicide, Sunnybrook High disbanded the cheer squad. No one wanted to be reminded of the girls they lost.

That was five years ago. Now the faculty and students at Sunnybrook High want to remember the lost cheerleaders. But for Monica, it’s not that easy. She just wants to forget. Only, Monica’s world is starting to unravel. There are the letters in her stepdad’s desk, an unearthed, years-old cell phone, a strange new friend at school. . . . Whatever happened five years ago isn’t over. Some people in town know more than they’re saying. And somehow Monica is at the center of it all.

There are no more cheerleaders in Sunnybrook, but that doesn’t mean anyone else is safe.

 

 

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The Billionaire’s Wake-up-call Girl

 

I love romantic comedies, and this one sounds very promising (and the cover is gorgeous ). I expect it to be a 4 star read at least, but will see how it goes.

About the book : When my manager assigns me the task of finding a new wake up call service for our CEO, I think, how hard can this be?

Answer: practically impossible. It turns out that no wake-up call company in the world will take him on as a client. They’ve all had enough of his surly personality.

So in an effort not to lose my job, I secretly start making the calls myself, every day at 4:30 am sharp. OMG yes you read that right—four freaking thirty in the morning.

Confession: I’m not the nicest wake-up-call girl at that hour. Hello! Who wakes up before the roosters are even crowing? Luckily he doesn’t seem to mind my get-your-ass-out-of-bed attitude.

Day by day we’re becoming closer, and the calls start turning hot, like pay-by-the-minute hot and oh-so-wild. Snuggled under the covers with the moonlight streaming in the windows, we divulge our secrets to each other, but the one thing that he can never find out is that the sexy vixen who wakes him up every morning is just the lowly assistant who wears frumpy dresses. I can only imagine his disappointment.

Now he wants to take me out on a date and he’s scouring Manhattan to find me. He’s an overachieving billionaire bent on a mission. How much longer can I keep up this charade

 

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Butterface (The Hartigans #1)

by

Avery Flynn

Okay, so this one I have already read. And I did gave it 4 stars. Would recommend.

 

About the book: It’s true. I’m not what most people would call “pretty” and, well, high school was rough. Fast forward ten years and life is good…

Until a bunch of jerks thinks it’s hilarious to put the “butterface” (AKA me) on a wedding Kiss Cam with the hottest guy ever—and that old humiliation hits hard.

I recognize him immediately. The sexiest cop in Waterbury and totally out of my league.

But then he kisses me.

And we totally forget the room, the crowd, everything.

Then he tells everyone we’ve been dating for months.

Soon everything starts to feel too real, from adorable fights over “necessary” tools to fix my broken porch to surviving a free-for-all dinner with his six siblings to picking up where our last kiss left off.

But there’s something he’s not telling me about why he’s really hanging around, and I’m pretty sure it has to do with my mob-connected brothers.

Because this is not a make-over story, and Cinderella is only a fairy tale…

 

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My Perfect Ex-Boyfriend

 

The cover sold me on this book first, then I read the premise…and yassss this sounds like so much fun!

About the book: I’ve met the greatest guy ever.

Noah Walsh is handsome as sin. He’s sweet and smart and successful and sexy—all the best adjectives beginning with “S.” My six-year-old daughter worships the ground he walks on ever since he fashioned her smiley face pancakes out of bananas and blueberries. Oh yeah, and he can cook.

The only problem?

I dumped this great guy a decade ago, right after I wrecked his life.

And boy, this man holds a grudge.

 

Tell me in the comments, Have you read any of those books? What did you think?

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“My Reading Habits” -book tag

Tenth_Doctor_HelloHello, my darlings! How are you all doing? Hope this week was great for you. This week was very lazy for me, It’s crazy hot here and the only thing I can do(without getting too hot) is eat ice cream and read(and watch youtube videos, lots of them). So I decided it would be fun to do a tag about my reading habits !Let’s start.

QUESTION #1: DO YOU HAVE A CERTAIN PLACE AT HOME FOR READING?

My bed or on the couch in my mom’s room.

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QUESTION #2: BOOKMARK OR A RANDOM PIECE OF PAPER?

Both! Whatever I have near me ,but I do like beautiful bookmarks .

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QUESTION #3: CAN YOU STOP READING ANYTIME YOU WANT OR DO YOU HAVE TO STOP AT A CERTAIN PAGE, CHAPTER, PART, ECT.?

I usually need to end the chapter or even the whole book, I just need to know how the end or I can’t sleep.

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QUESTION #4: DO YOU EAT OR DRINK WHILE READING?

I drink tea while reading, no food near my books

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QUESTION #5: CAN YOU READ WHILE LISTENING TO MUSIC/WATCHING TV?

not really, sometimes I can..if the book is very interesting.

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QUESTION #6: ONE BOOK AT A TIME, OR SEVERAL AT ONCE?

I try reading one book at a time, but sometimes the books I started just pile up and I’m just surrounded with unread but started books.

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QUESTION #7: READING AT HOME OR EVERYWHERE?

Home or on a bus!

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QUESTION #8: READING OUT LOUD OR SILENTLY IN YOUR HEAD?

Silently in my head. Reading is my quiet time.

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QUESTION #9: DO YOU READ AHEAD OR SKIP PAGES?

I do skip pages if the book is boring. But I try not to do it.

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QUESTION #10: BREAKING THE SPINE OR KEEPING IT NEW?

This one is hard…let’s say both. I do like how good books look new, but it’s easier to read when the spine is broken in.

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QUESTION #11: DO YOU WRITE IN BOOKS?

No!Never.I hate writing in a book..just in textbooks(but they are meant for it)

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Tell me in the comments,What is your weird reading habit?

That’s it from me

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