Contemporary Romance Challenge: Sports Romances #ContRom2017

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So I am taking part in the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge and each month there is a new Monthly topic.  

This month’s topic is:

Favorite Sports Romances

Here are mine:

 | The Deal | The Mistake | The Score | The Goal|

| The Lucky Charm | Until Friday Night | One Week Girlfriend | Off Sides |

What are your favorite Sport Romance books?

For more information or to sign up go HERE

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Contemporary Romance Challenge: Update #ContRom2017

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So I am taking part in the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge and here is an update of the Contemporary Books I’ve read so far in April. 

| Love Me Never | Forget me Always | Remember me Forever |


These are the Contemporary Books I am planing to read in May:

| By Your Side | Every Little Thing | Whenever I’m With You | Easy |

 

For more information or to sign up go HERE

Monthly Wrap Up: February and March 2017

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So in the process of wanting to read more books than I did in 2016, I decided to participate in a few reading challenges. You can check  the status of them every day here, but each month I’m a bit behind so I’m covering everything I’ve read and done for February and March (I’m a little behind on blogging)!


 

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None for February or March


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February and March: 13 books read


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I have read 25 books so far for 2017.


 

Review: Seven Days of You by Cecilia Vinesse

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Author:  Cecilia Vinesse | Goodreads | Website |
Publisher: Poppy
Publication Date: March 7, 2017
Genre: Contemporary
Format: Kindle | Amazon | Barnes & Nobles |
I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Sophia has seven days left in Tokyo before she moves back to the States. Seven days to say good-bye to the electric city, her wild best friend, and the boy she’s harbored a semi-secret crush on for years. Seven perfect days…until Jamie Foster-Collins moves back to Japan and ruins everything.

Jamie and Sophia have a history of heartbreak, and the last thing Sophia wants is for him to steal her leaving thunder with his stupid arriving thunder. Yet as the week counts down, the relationships she thought were stable begin to explode around her. And Jamie is the one who helps her pick up the pieces. Sophia is forced to admit she may have misjudged Jamie, but can their seven short days of Tokyo adventures end in anything but good-bye?

thestorySeven Days of You  is a debut story about a girl, Sophia, spending her last seven days in Tokyo before returning the United States. Seven days to say goodbye to her friends, her crush and her home, everything is great, or so Sophia thought, till Jamie shows back up in Tokyo, ruining her last week with friends.

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Sophia and Jamie are your typical friends who might be something more. I liked their dynamic of going form not wanting to be near each other to realizing that things did not end the way they should have when Jamie left Tokyo before.

Sophia is portrayed as your normal teenage girl who puts off packing until the last minuet opting to spend time saying goodbye to her friends, dealing with her depressed sister and thinking about maybe staying with her estranged father.  I was not overly fond of Sophia’s sister and her negativity, and I was a little weary of the way things went down with Sophia’s friends, especially where her other friends are concerned.

This book definitely spoke to the reader about how relationships turn from one moment to the next.

I really thought the setting was cool. I have never been to Tokyo, but I could see the places that Sophia was going in my mind as they were described. It was a great way to bring the reader into the story.

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I am the type of person that wants the Happily Ever After for pretty much every book that I read. I also tend to have a problem with books that to me just end, and to me this book really just ended. Maybe with the option for a sequel. All and all Ms. Vinesse did an amazing job with this fast paced debut. It was a definite quick read.

5star

 

#LoveAThon: Mini-challenge #5: X Meets Y Challenge

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I’m so excited to be participating in the 2017 Love-a-Thon hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy


This challenge is made for you to combine the books and movies/tv shows that you love in some way, in order for other people to find new recommendations for things to check out.


I had a little trouble with this one, but decided to take my favorite shows and cast some of  my favorite book characters into them:

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Katniss Everdeen from Hunger Games
Cinder from Lunar Chronicles
Juliet from Shatter Me
Warner from Shatter Me
Rachel Adams from Defiance

Chaol from Throne of Glass

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Josh from I’ll Meet You There
Wolf from Lunar Chronicles
Four from Divergent
Maxon from The Selection

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Jack Force from Blue Blood Series
Rule from Marked Men Series
Garrett from The Deal
Luke from Exceptional
Ally from Exceptional


I hope maybe I helped you find a new book, or a new show. Who would you cast into your favorite shows?

#LoveAThon: Mini-challenge #4: SWEETHEARTS Candy Messages

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Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy


You’ve received a box of Sweethearts candy, and you’re asked to share the candy with a person or couple – fictional or real. Tell us who you’d give these messages to:

  • LOVE WINS: A couple you didn’t think would get together, but against all odds, they did- Savvy and Cameron from All in Pieces by Suzanne Young
  • I DO: A character you’d marry: Wow this is a hard one, too many to chose from, but I’ll go with either Warner from Shatter Me Series or Josh from I’ll Meet You There 
  • DREAM BIG: A character whose dreams you want to come true-  Mare, Red Queen she needs something good to happen.
  • CRAZY 4 U: A character you’re crazy about- Still Warner or Maxon.
  • TRUE LOVE: Your ultimate OTP- Cealena and Chaol from the Throne of Glass Series 
  • TE AMO: A language you’d want to be wooed in- Italian or Gaelic
  • BFF: A character you want to be your best friend- Feyre from ACOTAR, Wil from Orphan Queen, or Johanna from The Storyspinner, Tobiah from Orphane Queen
  • WINK WINK: A character you’d want to wink at you-Maxon, The Selection Series, or Four.
  • SWEET TALK: A character who knows how to sweet talk/flirt-Maxon, The Selection Series and Rafi from The Storyspinner
  • BEST DAY: A moment from a book you wish happened to you or your IRL best day- The way Tobiah admits he loves Wil in Mirror King, heck I’d love for a guy to tell me he loves me like that.
  • OOH LA LA: A character you want to slow dance with- Tobiah, Orphan Queen or Garrett from The Deal
  • LOVE YOU: The character that gets your undying love-Chaol, Throne of Glass, Warner, Shatter Me, or Tobiah Orphan Queen, maybe Cal from Red Queen.

#LoveAThon: Mini-challenge #2: Mix + Match

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Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy

We all love books, but there are other things we’re passionate about too! All you’ve got to do is mash-up a non-bookish hobby/passion/talent/fandom with your bookish life. Do it through photos, collages, or videos. Get as creative as you’d like to!


 So I struggled with this one for some reason, but finally came up with this idea. See I love to cook and bake, and recipes come in books. So here is my wishlist of cookbooks I’d love to have:

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#LoveAThon: Mini-challenge #1: Mad Libs: Fairytale Edition

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Hosted by: Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit, Kristin of Super Space Chick & Mel of The Daily Prophecy


Once upon a time, in a far away Italy, there lived a smart concierge. She lived alone in an apothecary, where it had grown up with the deceased owner. She had beautiful ears and she was known for her shiny red stopwatch, the only thing she had left of her parents.

Alas, the Queen of the country became jealous and wanted to own this stopwatchSo, she became a wanted person and had to flee into the forest to find a place to hide. After skipping around for hours, hungry and tired, she stumbled upon a/an Walmart. An old lady appeared, offering her shelter from the bitter cold.  She looked at it with weariness and said: “I will protect you, but I need your help first. Years ago I lost something precious and I want it back. You need to climb into the sky and get my tuba back. Here is a magical butternut squash, throw it into the earth, sprinkle with water and it will sprout a beanstalk. You have 1 1/2 days to return before the stalk withers.”

She followed the instructions given to her, and lo and behold, a beanstalk grew and grew and grew all the way up to the clouds. After an exhausting climb, she saw a huge split level ranch. She walked to the door and knocked. A disembodied voice said: ‘Fee-fi-fo-fum, who dares to come and enter my house?” It was not afraid and said: “My name is Jamie and I’ve come to collect an item.”

The door made a/an mumbling sound when it opened and revealed a large mud room filled with golden carpetsShe stepped inside and walked towards the spiraling staircase, where a figure moved, cloaked in darkness.

“Who are you? Step in to the light, so I can see your face.” The beast growled angry. “Why did you come here? I just want to be left alone.” Still, she moved and stood in front of it. There were three horns on his head, and hair all over his face and his mouth was filled with large teeth. He wore an Armani suit

“What happened to you?” She reached out to touch one of the horns, but the beast flinched. “Many years ago I was cursed by a witch. I have one year left to ascend so I can break the spell, but I’m not brave enough.”

“If you give me the tubaI will help you.”

In keeping its promise, the beast and her worked for a few hours and that afternoon, the beast transformed into an ordinary older guy. “I can’t wait to return to my job as a corporate raider in the normal world. Can I come with you?” Together they climbed down the beanstalk, carrying the instrument for the old lady. The moment she saw the guy and her beloved instrument, she started to weep.

“My husband, you have returned!” They hugged and looked at it.

“We have to tell you something,” the old lady said. “You are our child. We were separated after the curse, but now we are reunited!” From that day, the three of them lived together in the forest, happily ever after.