The Studying Hours by Sara Ney

TSHPages: 360

Goodreads Rating: 3.86 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Publication Date: September 13th 2016

Publisher: Self published

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CRUDE. ARROGANT. A**HOLE.
No doubt about it, Sebastian ‘Oz’ Osborne is the university’s most celebrated student athlete—and possibly the biggest douchebag. A walking, talking cliché, he has a filthy mouth, a fantastic body, and doesn’t give a sh*t about what you or anyone else thinks.

SMART. CLASSY. CONSERVATIVE.
Make no mistake, Jameson Clarke may be the university’s most diligent student—but she is no prude. Spending most of her time in the hallowed halls of the library, James is wary of pervs, jocks, and douchebags—and Oz Osborne is all three.

She’s smart, sarcastic—and not what he expected.

…EVERY DOUCHBAG HAS HIS WEAKNESS.

He wants to be friends.
He wants to spend time with her.
He wants to drive her crazy.

He wants…

Her.

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Cover and Blurb Reveal: Royally Yours by Emma Chase

The much awaited 4th book in the Royally series is COMING THIS OCTOBER 30TH!! One of my most anticipated this year and I’m so excited! 😍🔥

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t…is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

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Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

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Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

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Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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#MIBF and #BookBingeBazaar 2018

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September 16 2018, Sunday — It’s the last day of both Manila International Book Fair and Book Binge Bazaar. I am supposed to be going on a Saturday but I postponed it because of the typhoon. Before anything else, I heard Sunday’s mass and spent lunch with my family and I briefly met with my high school buddy, Marnelly whom I haven’t seen for years (Hi Dre! Haha).

I’d like to thank my dearest Mama for being my date in this year’s MIBF / Book Binge Bazaar. I love you Ma!  Not once she got dizzy  We first dropped by in the Manila International Book Fair to see if Mythology by Edith Hamilton (75th Anniversary ed) is still available (it’s for my friend). Bad news: They’re SOLD OUT. (T_T)

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39th Manila International Book Fair (2018) – Photo taken by Mama
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Hi Ma! 😀
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Selfie w/ Mama before Book Binge Bazaar

As soon as I entered the Book Binge Bazaar, I am overwhelmed with the marked down books. It’s is my first experience at Book Binge Bazaar and I’m really excited. The books cost from Php 75 – Php 275 and crossing my fingers that the novels I wanted are still available. Since it’s the last day, the books are limited and the shelves are disorganized. Unfortunately, some of the novels I wanted were sold out (The Young Elites, The Rose Society and The Midnight Star by Marie Lu, Alex Approximately by Jenn Bennett, Dreamology by Lucy Keating, Scythe by Neal Shusterman). I grabbed as many titles as I can but the real challenge is finding the title that you really want. While browsing the shelves, it’s good to see my friend Cerize (Unravel the Story) in the event. I missed her in last year’s MIBF.

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w/ Cerize

Still, I am incredibly satisfied with my haul and I didn’t exceeded my budget. Hooray!  I’d like to give a shout out to one of the NBS staffs who assisted me finding a copy of The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett! Thank you sir! (I wasn’t able to get his name). I am looking forward for the third NBS Book Binge Bazaar! Thank you for organizing this event. 🙂

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Post BBB selfie w/ Mama ❤
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Here are the books I bought from Book Binge Bazaar:

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  1. Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes
  2. Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
  3. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
  4. The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett
  5. The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
  6. Hello Goodbye, and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith

Have you attended this year’s MIBF / Book Binge Bazaar? I’d love to hear your thoughts and see the books you hauled ❤ or if you have a post, share your links in the comments 🙂

Beatrice

PH Blog Tour: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

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Pages: 336

Goodreads Rating: 4.04 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: June 5th 2018 (First published: May 30th 2018)

Publisher: Berkley

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A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases–a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice–with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan–from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

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Freebie Book Blitz: Betwixters: Once Upon A Time by Laura Cantu

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Genre: Fantasy / Middle Grade / YA

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A mysterious forest near the cozy town of Herogate, England is more than what it seems. The gnarled trees appear to breathe, gloomy storms follow you around, and prowling shadows come to life before your very eyes. Referred to as The Dark Wood by the townsfolk, the forest is guarded by a strange old man and creatures not of this world. Even the locals never set foot in the bewitched woodlands, and trespassers have a way of turning up dead.

When Noah Walters moves to town with his parents, his father—a contractor working on a top-secret project for a private security firm—makes Noah promise to never enter those woods; but he doesn’t know that Fate has other plans.

Noah and his new best friends, Ethan and Skye, are chased into The Dark Wood by Grucker, a schoolyard bully, and their lives are changed forever. They are forced into the heart of the forest, where they discover a lost fairy who needs their help to find her way back home before it’s too late.

Join Noah and his friends on a magical adventure as they race against time and plunge headfirst into the unknown. They are challenged with secrets to keep, a dangerous mission to accomplish, and a test of courage that will bring them face-to-face with magical creatures they thought only existed in fairy tales.

This is more than a tale of discovery, mystery, and excitement; it’s an epic adventure that will usher you into a world where magic is in the air, in the trees, and in every heart.

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Laura C. Cantu has enjoyed many careers. As a professional dancer, Laura won six national titles and placed fourth in the Professional Argentine Tango World Championships. Her artwork has toured the world, and her first novel won a Goodreads’ book of the month award.

To top it off, Laura earned her master’s degree in Oriental Medicine in 2012 and has been invited to work with some of the most respected and gifted healers in the world.

Currently working on the Wanderer’s Handbook and The Vathylite Realms series, Laura is harnessing and focusing her creative energies to craft engaging materials that are designed to bring joy, inspiration, awareness, and empowerment to all who read them. With future books pending release, she continues to dance as a hobby, study energetics and wellness, and explore the mysteries of life.

Laura also enjoys drawing and creating 3D art and animations, graphic design, hiking, meditating, creating new projects, and spending time with her family, friends, and pets.

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Blog Tour: Dirty Headlines by L.J. Shen [Excerpt]

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“Dirty Headlines is a fantastic enemies to lovers office romance with a perfect filthy asshole hero that I wish I’d written myself.” – Laurelin Paige, New York Times bestselling author

Dirty Headlines, an all-new sexy, enemies-to-lovers romance from bestselling author L.J. Shen is available NOW!

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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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Excerpt:

 

He had an American accent. Not French. American. Smooth. Familiar. Ordinary. He fired out sentences at the speed of light. I heard him, but I couldn’t listen. Shock gripped my body as the pieces of the puzzle fell into place. My dirty one-night stand was my boss. My lying, American boss. And now I had to deal with that—hopefully for a very long time, because I desperately needed this job.

Someone snapped their fingers, and my gaze shot from Célian’s face to Grayson.

His forehead had crumpled into a frown. “You look like you’re trying hard not to cry or having a really intense orgasm. I’m hoping for you that it’s the latter and some kind of a weird-slash-awesome condition. You okay?”

I nodded, scraping up a smile. “Sorry. Zero orgasms happening under this dress. I just zoned out for a second.”Lies. I was about to orgasm just remembering how good Célianhad felt parting my thighs with his big, callused hands and dipping his tongue into my slit.

Then words stopped streaming down on everyone’s heads like a scalding shower, and I realized that indeed there was something worse than hearing Célianspeak in his perfect American English. And that was not hearing him speak at all. Because now the icicles were pointed at me like a cocked gun.

I glanced up to meet his gaze. He stared at me for exactly one second before his focus snapped to Grayson. “Am I understood, Gregory?” he asked.

Gregory?

“Crystal clear, sir,” Grayson bowed, his voice trembling at the edges.

Célian jerked his chin toward me. “Your cover girl material is going downhill.”

God. Damn. Bastard.

He recognized me, and I knew it. His eyes had kindled, melting the ice and growing darker the minute our gazes mingled. He remembered, and maybe it killed him that I was here in the same way it buried me.

I want my iPod back, my gaze told him. I had over three thousand songs on that thing, and they were all too good to be wasted on that jerk.

“Jude Humphry. Junior reporter. It’s her first day,” Grayson highlighted, almost pleadingly. He shifted in my direction, as if he might need to physically protect me from the sharp-tongued, suited monster.

I suppressed a smile when I realized I’d told Célianmy last name was Spears. Well, he certainly wasn’t a Timberlake. He was a Laurent. An American monarch through and through. A billionaire, a powerful force, and judging by our one and only encounter—a raging playboy.

This man was inside you, I internally shrieked. And not just once. His cock was buried so deep in you, you screamed. You can still taste the salty, earthy flavor of his cum.You know he has a freckle on his lower back. You know what sound he makes when he empties inside a woman.

I internally thanked my mind for ruining my panties in public, and nodded. “Pleasure to meet you, sir.” I offered him my hand, my face flushing with embarrassment at my choice of words.

Everyone was looking at us, and there were at least fifty people in the room. Célian—if that was even his name—ignored my outreached hand. Instead, he turned his face to the man beside him. “Mathias, any other words of wisdom?”

Mathias? Wasn’t that his father? Just how cold was the man with the icy blue eyes?

“I think you touched everything,” said the big boss—and he did have a heavy French accent, so at least the lie had a seed. Mathias stared at me placidly, like he could read the secret his son and I shared on my face.

Célian spun toward me, uncuffing his cufflinks and rolling his sleeves up his veiny forearms. “Accounting can go back to their unfortunate line of work. Couture is excused from this meeting—though not forgiven for their horrid blog. Miss Humphry?” He snapped his fingers impatiently.

He was already waltzing down the narrow hallway, knowing I’d chase him like a puppy, and no doubt taking pleasure in that fact.

“I have a bone to pick with you.”

Bone, boner—same difference, right?

I shot Grayson a please-save-my-butt look. His eyes said, I would but I still have a life to live.

I followed Célian down the hall, my Chucks slapping the floor in a hurry. He sliced through the throng of accountants, then stopped at a corner office, opened the door, barked “Out!” to the man inside, and tilted his head for me to go in. I did. He closed the door, and it was just the two of us.

Two feet of empty space between us.

About LJ Shen:

LJShenL.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets people’s’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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That’s What HE Said Thursday (#4): 9-13-2018

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I’m excited to post another TWHST after three years! That’s what He said Thursday is hosted by chapterbreak.net . In this meme, we get to post a favorite line from our favorite book boyfriends to their heroine. This is more of a dialogue kind of post and it’s not a physical description of the hero but a line spoken to their heroines. (for more information click here )

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” I want to make love to you because I care about you. I want to worship your naked body with my own and learn all of your secrets. I want to please you, not for minutes, but for hours and even days. I want to see you arch your back in ecstasy and look into your eyes when I make you come.”

Gabriel Emerson to Julianne Mitchell | Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard

Beatrice