ARC Review: Irresistibly Yours by Lauren Layne

IYPages: 236

Goodreads Rating: 4.28 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: October 6, 2015

Publisher: Loveswept

Summary (Goodreads):

Meet the men of Oxford magazine! In the first captivating spin-off of Lauren Layne’s Sex, Love & Stiletto series, a not-so-friendly battle of the sexes turns into a scorching office romance.

Hotshot sports editor Cole Sharpe has been freelancing for Oxford for years, so when he hears about a staff position opening up, he figures he’s got the inside track. Then his boss drops a bombshell: Cole has competition. Female competition, in the form of a fresh-faced tomboy who can hang with the dudes—and write circles around them, too. Cole usually likes his women flirty and curvy, but he takes a special interest in his skinny, sassy rival, if only to keep an eye on her. And soon, he can’t take his eyes off her.
 
Penelope Pope knows all too well that she comes off as just one of the guys. Since she’s learned that wanting more usually leads to disappointment, Penelope’s resigned to sitting on the sidelines when it comes to love. So why does Cole make her want to get back in the game? The man is as arrogant as he is handsome. He probably sees her as nothing more than a barrier to his dream job. But when an unexpected kiss turns into a night of irresistible passion, Penelope has to figure out whether they’re just fooling around—or starting something real. 

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The Opportunist by Tarryn Fisher

TOPages: 278

Goodreads Rating: 4.25 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 14, 2011

Publisher: Self-Published

Summary (Goodreads):

Olivia Kaspen has just discovered that her ex-boyfriend, Caleb Drake, has lost his memory. With an already lousy reputation for taking advantage of situations, Olivia must decide how far she is willing to go to get Caleb back. Wrestling to keep her true identity and their sordid past under wraps, Olivia’s greatest obstacle is Caleb’s wicked, new girlfriend; Leah Smith. It is a race to the finish as these two vipers engage in a vicious tug of war to possess a man who no longer remembers them. But, soon enough Olivia must face the consequences of her lies, and in the process discover that sometimes love falls short of redemption.

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Manwhore +1 by Katy Evans


MW1Pages:
336

Goodreads Rating: 4.18 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: July 7, 2015

Publisher: Gallery Books

Summary (Goodreads):

Billionaire playboy? Check.
Ruthless businessman? Check.
Absolutely sinful? Check.

Malcolm Saint was an assignment. A story. A beautiful, difficult man I was supposed to uncover for a racy exposé.

I intended to reveal him, his secrets, his lifestyle—not let him reveal me. But my head was overtaken by my heart and suddenly nothing could stop me from falling. I fell for him, and I fell hard.

Malcolm Saint is absolute Sin, and I’ve become a hopeless Sinner.

Now that the assignment is over, Saint wants something from me–something unexpected–and I want this wicked playboy’s heart. But how can I prove to the man who trusts no one that I’m worthy of becoming his plus one?

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Manwhore by Katy Evans

mwPages: 368

Goodreads Rating: 4.19 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: March 24, 2015

Publisher: Gallery Books

Summary (Goodreads):

Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player—without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

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On the Island by Tracey Garvis-Graves

Pages: 346OTI

Goodreads rating: 4.14 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance, New Adult

Publishing Date: August 6, 2012

Publisher: Penguin

Summary (Goodreads):

When thirty-year-old English teacher Anna Emerson is offered a job tutoring T.J. Callahan at his family’s summer rental in the Maldives, she accepts without hesitation; a working vacation on a tropical island trumps the library any day.

T.J. Callahan has no desire to leave town, not that anyone asked him. He’s almost seventeen and if having cancer wasn’t bad enough, now he has to spend his first summer in remission with his family – and a stack of overdue assignments — instead of his friends.

Anna and T.J. are en route to join T.J.’s family in the Maldives when the pilot of their seaplane suffers a fatal heart attack and crash-lands in the Indian Ocean. Adrift in shark-infested waters, their life jackets keep them afloat until they make it to the shore of an uninhabited island. Now Anna and T.J. just want to survive and they must work together to obtain water, food, fire, and shelter.

Their basic needs might be met but as the days turn to weeks, and then months, the castaways encounter plenty of other obstacles, including violent tropical storms, the many dangers lurking in the sea, and the possibility that T.J.’s cancer could return. As T.J. celebrates yet another birthday on the island, Anna begins to wonder if the biggest challenge of all might be living with a boy who is gradually becoming a man.

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Title Fonts on Covers

Yay! It’s my first TOP 5 Wednesday here @ WordPress! This tag is created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey. For the Goodreads Group: Top 5 Wednesday to check for every week’s topic. So, this Wednesday’s topic is Title Fonts on Covers

 Here are the books with beautiful title fonts:

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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

  • This book cover is a total package for me. I really love the font style of the cover.  Looks like a freestyle script in a vintage way. I swear, the first time I saw this I just fell in love with it. Very Lara Jean-y. 

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The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

  • As much as I love the apple green cover, I cannot help appreciating this cover. There is so much emotion on the title font and the texts surrounding it. This book is really good by the way and so as its movie adaptation.

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The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin

  • I adore this font. It’s simple but edgy and gothic. It’s one of those fonts that will immediately attract you. Especially when you are in the mood for mystery thrillers.

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Tears of Tess by Pepper Winters

  • One of the sexiest fonts I’ve ever encountered in a book cover. Yep. Just a friendly reminder, this book is NOT FOR YOUNG READERS. I’m definitely emphasizing that.

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Bloodlines by Richelle Mead

  • How am I not gonna love this font? It’s so beautiful, elegant and classy. If I’ll get a metallic tattoo, that will be the font. YES. Can I be an alchemist like Sydney Sage? So Adrian Ivashkov will be mine. HAHAHA!

How about you? What are your favorite Title Fonts on Covers? Feel free to share. 😀

Logo: Book graphic by Freepik from Flaticon is licensed under CC BY 3.0. Made with Logo Maker

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#KCinPH: Kiera Cass Book Signing Event

Kiera Cass is back in the Philippines! I was able to attend her first book signing event 2 years ago (August 3,2013) also hosted by National Book Store and she is one of the sweetest and sassiest authors I’ve ever met. I’ve been a fan of The Selection series and I am currently waiting for the final book. Thank you National Book Store for inviting her again here in the Philippines. The book signing event was held in Shangri-La Plaza – September 19,2015.

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You by Caroline Kepnes

20821614Pages: 422

Goodreads rating: 3.79 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Publishing Date: September 25, 2014

Publisher: Atria / Emily Bestler Books

Summary (Goodreads):

When a beautiful, aspiring writer strides into the East Village bookstore where Joe Goldberg works, he does what anyone would do: he Googles the name on her credit card.

There is only one Guinevere Beck in New York City. She has a public Facebook account and Tweets incessantly, telling Joe everything he needs to know: she is simply Beck to her friends, she went to Brown University, she lives on Bank Street, and she’ll be at a bar in Brooklyn tonight—the perfect place for a “chance” meeting.

As Joe invisibly and obsessively takes control of Beck’s life, he orchestrates a series of events to ensure Beck finds herself in his waiting arms. Moving from stalker to boyfriend, Joe transforms himself into Beck’s perfect man, all while quietly removing the obstacles that stand in their way—even if it means murder.

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[DAY 3]: 3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag

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I was tagged by the lovely Sandee of Aria Stuck in Wonderland to do the 3 Days, 3 Quotes Book Tag. Thank you for tagging me! Now on to the final day for this tag. By the way, if you want to do this tag, feel free to do it! I’m tagging YOU. 😀

The Rules for this tag:

1. Thank the person who nominated you.
2. Post 3 quotes per post for 3 consecutive days. (this has been edited; people have been changing this to fit their likings)
3. Nominate three new bloggers each day.

My Quotes for the Day

“Sometimes you have to be apart from people you love, but that doesn’t make you love them any less. Sometimes you love them more.”

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The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

  • Nicholas Sparks is well known for his romance novels and definitely tear jerkers. However, The Last Song made me wept the most. Aside from the romance aspect, I also love how it tackles forgiveness. Especially with the main character’s relationship with her father. Such a beautiful story.

“I’m not going to apologize for the way I’ve led my life.”

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The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

  • I wasn’t really into mystery novels until this series. (Before it was a trilogy until someone continued Mr. Larsson’s work) It took me months to finish the first three books and it’s never easy to get into it. I must say the female protagonist in this series is truly my favorite badass heroine. She’s a hacker who have a photographic memory but a fighter. You do not want to mess with the Lisbeth Salander. That woman is a beast. Oh and that line above, preach Mikhael Blomkvist!

“When you love someone, its never over. You move on, because you have to but you take them with you in your heart”

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Kissed by an Angel by Elizabeth Chandler

  • Only a few people talked about this book and I wish they know more about it. Kissed by an Angel is one of those books that deserved the hype. It’s a paranormal romance / mystery book and the story is amazing and it made me cry. It’s about a girl who lost her faith in angels because her boyfriend died in an accident. Her boyfriend came back as her guardian angel to warn her that she’s in danger. He continues to communicate her and tries to make her believe again in angels. I swear, it’s a beautiful novel.

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The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

TGOTTPages: 336

Goodreads rating: 3.85 / 5 Stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 Stars

Genre: Adult, Mystery, Thriller

Publishing Date: January 13, 2015

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Summary (Goodreads):

Rachel takes the same commuter train every morning. Every day she rattles down the track, flashes past a stretch of cozy suburban homes, and stops at the signal that allows her to daily watch the same couple breakfasting on their deck. She’s even started to feel like she knows them. “Jess and Jason,” she calls them. Their life—as she sees it—is perfect. Not unlike the life she recently lost.

And then she sees something shocking. It’s only a minute until the train moves on, but it’s enough. Now everything’s changed. Unable to keep it to herself, Rachel offers what she knows to the police, and becomes inextricably entwined in what happens next, as well as in the lives of everyone involved. Has she done more harm than good?

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