Mid-Year Book Freak Out Tag

Hey guys! It’s been a while. I’m busy with work and I’m too exhausted to write a post. I’m checking in as we’re halfway through 2019. It has been a slow reading year and I have read 58 books. I’m done with my reading goal and I don’t want to pressure myself to keep up with everything. Let’s proceed with the tag!

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

TBTPages: 296

Goodreads Rating: 4.06 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: May 7th 2019

Publisher: Berkley Romance

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Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

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The Annual Book Blogger Awards 2019 | Nominations

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great day and it’s been a week since I’ve posted on my blog. I’ve been busy with work and I’d rather much eat and sleep from exhaustion (also I’m distracted playing video games instead of reading haha! If you’re playing Mobile Legends add me — Ladyvantassel).  My smutathon wrapup is still on my drafts as well as my reviews for Rip by Rachel Van Dyken and The Bride Test by Helen Hoang.  I’ll catch up on that soon but first, I’m excited to nominate book bloggers for The Annual Book Blogger Awards 2019 hosted by May of Forever and Everly.

This is my chance to give recognition to book bloggers who have been working since day one, sharing their passion and love for books and supporting the book community as a whole. Some of these people became my friends and have met in real life (to those who I haven’t meet, I hope we’ll see each other in the future!), I am truly proud of their achievements and they deserved to be recognize.

Without further ado, here are my nominees for each category:

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Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G.

two weeks noticePages: 244

Goodreads Rating: 4.09 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: July 19th 2018

Publisher: WGW Books LLC

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To Whom It May Concern:

I am writing this letter to formally announce my resignation from Parker International (& the arrogant, condescending CEO) effective two weeks from today.

This was a VERY EASY decision to make, as the past two years have been utterly miserable. I wish his next executive assistant all the luck in the world (she’ll need it) and if my boss should need me to do anything over the next two weeks, kindly tell him that he can do it [his] goddamn self…

Sincerely (Not Really),
Tara Lauren

That’s the version of my two weeks’ notice I should’ve sent to my boss, because the more professional version – the one where I said I was “grateful for all the opportunities,” and “honored by all the rewarding experiences” over the years?

That letter was rejected with his sexy, trademark smirk and an “I highly suggest you read the fine print of your contract…”

So, I did.

And now I’ve realized that unless I fake my death, poison him, or find a way to renegotiate my impossible contract, I’m stuck working under one of the cockiest and most ruthless bosses in New York.

Then again, I thought that was the case until he called me late last night with an emergency proposition…

**This is a standalone contemporary romance.**

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Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen

dirty headlinesPages: 326

Goodreads Rating: 4.25 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4.5 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: September 7th 2018

Publisher: Self-published

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From bestselling author L.J. Shen, comes a new standalone, enemies-to-lovers romance.

Célian Laurent.
Manhattan royalty.
Notorious playboy.
Heir to a media empire.
…And my new boss.

I could have impressed him, if not for last month’s unforgettable one-night stand.
I left it with more than orgasms and a pleasant memory–namely, his wallet.
Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals.
He knows it.
So do I.
Every day in the newsroom is a battle.
Every night in his bed, war.
But it’s my heart at stake, and I fear I’ll be raising the white flag.

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#Romanceathon TBR

Hi lovely bookworms!

Now that smutathon is over, I have a week left before I participate the second romance readathon! #Romanceathon is hosted by Gabby of Gabby Reads and Jacqueline of We Be Book’n. You’re welcome to read any romance books in different age groups. There are seven prompts and I’ll probably combine books for each category.

The challenges:

1) Read a forbidden romance

2) Read a new adult romance

3) Read a romance book with pink on the cover

4) Read a romance released in 2019

5) Read a romance book with a man on the cover

6) Read an LGBT romance

7) Read 7 romance books

I’ll be including the books I haven’t finished from the previous readathon and here are the other books I plan to read:

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What I’ve Been Reading- 6/3/2019 | #Smutathon officially begins!

What’s up lovelies?

I didn’t read any book for the last two weeks of May because I’m saving it all up for June. I am so pumped this month because there’ll be two romance readathons and the first one I’m participating is #Smutathon Round 3!  I posted my #Smutathon TBR and good thing I have backup books for each category. As of the moment, I’m leaning towards enemies – to – lovers and finish a book within the day. I’ll line up the books I’m reading next per category.

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