The Backlist Readathon 2020: TBR

Hey everyone! I am excited to participate this coming March 9th – March 15th for the Backlist Readathon 2020 hosted by these lovely ladies: Mel @ Mel to the Any, Zoe @ zoeereads, Gabby @ gabbyreads, Emily @ alittlewriterem, Jacqueline @ We Be Book’N and Chandler @ chandler ainsley. This readathon will help me knockout the books I’m supposed to read years ago but never had a chance to. I selected 3 books for each prompt so I’ll have options just in case I fell into a slump.

Here are the books I plan to read for each prompts:

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Movie Thoughts| P.S. I Still Love You

To All The Boys P.S. I Still Love You soundtrackCR: Netflix
To All The Boys P.S. I Still Love You soundtrack CR: Netflix

IMDB Rating: 6.2 / 10

My Rating: 9 / 10

Cast: Lana Condor, Noah Centineo, Jordan Fisher

Director: Michael Fimognari 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 12th 2020


Lara Jean didn’t expect to really fall for Peter.
She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren’t. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever.
When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean’s feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times bestseller To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that’s part of what makes it so amazing.

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Twisted Hearts by Cora Reilly

twisted hearts coraPages: 340

Goodreads Rating: 3.86 / 5 stars

My Rating: 3 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Dark Romance

Publication Date: January 7th 2020

Publisher: Self published


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Savio Falcone has a few non-negotiable rules when it comes to girls.
They need to be hot as f*ck.
Spread their legs without much prompting.
And leave as soon as the fun is over. Preferably minus any bitching or tears.
With his easy-going bad boy attitude, a last name that rules over Las Vegas and a body to die for, girls have always been at Savio’s disposal.
Unfortunately, the hottest girl in Vegas comes with a price Savio isn’t willing to pay. For Savio to get Gemma he’d need to seal the deal and put a ring on her finger. Settling down is out of the question, no matter how hot a piece of ass waits at the altar.
Gemma Bazzoli has had a crush on Savio from the first moment she came face to face with his arrogant smile, but for him she was always his best friend’s annoying little sister—until her hard-earned curves catch even his attention.
But Savio likes it easy, and Gemma is anything but. When she’s promised to another man, Gemma resigns herself to the fact that the man she’s wanted all her life, doesn’t want her badly enough.
Savio has to decide how much work he’s willing to invest, because bending the rules in his usual style might not be enough to get the girl that haunts his wet dreams.
– Can be read as a standalone-

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Gabriel’s Promise by Sylvain Reynard

gabriel's promisePages: 349

Goodreads Rating: 4.12 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 7th 2020

Publisher: Berkley Romance


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New York Times bestselling author Sylvain Reynard returns with the fourth installment of the beloved Gabriel’s Inferno series.

When Gabriel and Julia Emerson first lay eyes on their newborn daughter, Clare, they realize life as they know it will never be the same. Gabriel has vowed to be a good father when he suddenly receives an invitation to give a series of lectures in Edinburgh, Scotland—an opportunity of high prestige—but that would mean leaving his wife and child in Boston. Hesitant to bring it up, he keeps the opportunity from Julia as long as he can, not knowing she has a secret of her own.

When a frightening situation arises that threatens their new family, both parents must make sacrifices. With the family in danger, the looming question remains: Will Gabriel pursue his lectureship in Edinburgh, leaving Julia and Clare vulnerable in Boston, or will he abandon the chance of a lifetime in order to ensure his family’s safety?

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My Least Favorite Books of 2019

It’s unpopular opinions time! There are some books I’ve read last year that neither disappointed me nor didn’t live up to my expectations. If I mentioned your favorite book, please don’t be mad at me.  Anyways, let’s jump into my least favorite books of 2019.

  • In Paris with You by Clementine Beauvais – This is a quick read but the sensitive subjects in this book were horribly tackled. Check out my review here.
  • Solace Island by Meg Tilly – Unfortunately, I DNF this book. The heroine is overdramatic, clumsy and childish. I am not a huge fan of the writing as well. For a romantic suspense, it didn’t give me an adrenaline rush. It’s frickin’ bland.
  • The Perfect Date by Evelyn Lozada with Holly Lorincz – I couldn’t hide my frustration over this book. The hero is an asshole and he disrespected the heroine multiple times.
  • The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen – Ooh la la. I know many people loved this book and I’m just in a minor group who disliked this one. The hero is a problematic asshole and he did something that filled me with rage. I don’t like he treated the heroine like a goddamn child too.
  • Shifting Bone by Alison Malee – An underwhelming poetry collection. The poems are repetitive and there’s no emotional drive to it. *inserts poker face*
  • Crybaby by K. Webster – It’s uncomfortable reading this one. What’s more frustrating is that the heroine is EXTREMELY temperamental. The title itself perfectly describes her.
  • Love thy Neighbour by Belle Aurora – Don’t get me wrong, I gave it 3 / 5 stars which is an acceptable rating as a book I liked. However, this book has my favorite couple in that series and I hated it dragged on. Some parts are so petty and it’s infuriating.
  • Mobster’s Girl by Amy Rachiele – You know how much I love mafia romances but this one is bland as a potato. This one has a great potential and there’s a lot to be explored between the main characters’ relationship.
  • Risky Play by Rachel Van Dyken – The characters lacked the chemistry, the hero is a jerk and the romance escalated quickly. Damn it.

That’s all folks! What are the books that disappointed you last year? Let’s talk about it in the comments or drop a link of your post so I can check it out. 🙂


My Favorite Books of 2019

I guess it’s better late than never? The last months of 2019 got me busy and I have been on an indefinite hiatus. It’s time for me to catch up on the posts I’m supposed to published. One of those is my favorite books last year and these books are in no particular order.

Without further ado; here are my favorite books of 2019:

  • Still by Kennedy Ryan – The conclusion to the Grip series is one of the most unforgettable and emotional book I’ve read in my life. It was powerful, gripping and truly heartfelt. I was an emotional mess towards the end. Grip’s passion for music and fighting racism was amazing and his love for Bristol left me speechless.
  • The Bride Test by Helen Hoang –  My heart soars for Esme and Khai! ❤ Those two are so frickin’ adorable. This book excels on many things: Romance, family dynamics, mental health, grief, love, acceptance, healing and cultural diversity. The best one for me is the character development.
  • The Risk by Elle Kennedy – I lived for Jake and Brenna’s banters and sexual tension. It was an amazing enemies to lovers. You can never go wrong with Elle Kennedy on sports romances.
  • Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas – Who would have thought I will love the guy I used to hate in the series? Something is fucking wrong with me. Anti-heroes are my weakness. Seriously, I am obsessed with Winter Ashby and Damon Torrance’s love story. They tied up with Kai and Banks. Sorry Michael and Erika

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