Release Blitz: Secret Lucidity by E.K. Blair


Title: Secret Lucidity
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: Student/Teacher Forbidden Romance
Release Date: February 26, 2018
This wasn’t
supposed to happen.
But it did.
This wasn’t
supposed to be my life.
But it was.
I was just a typical
girl, living a typical life. Nothing was out of the ordinary until tragedy
threw me into a turnstile I couldn’t see my way out of. That was, until him.
I never could’ve
imagined my heart falling the way it did. Hard, fast, and with unbounding beauty.
The only problem?
He was off limits.
But he became my
everything, and I became his, so we risked it all. It was only a matter of time
until I realized that our risk came with unimaginable consequences.
My name is Camellia
Hale and his is David Andrews, and this is our love story.


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Author Bio
New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling author, E.K.
Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her books. Blair
tends to drift towards love stories that are deeply layered with emotional
angst. Give her a character and she will dig into their core to find what lies

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks
in peace and spending time with her friends and family. She’s a thinker, an artist,
a wife, a mom, and everything in between.


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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I Didn’t Get to Read in 2017

This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes . You can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. This week’s topic is about the books I planned to read in 2017 but I didn’t have a chance to and here are my top 5 on my list:

  • The Man in the Black Suit by Sylvain Reynard  – SR is one of my favorite romance authors of all time and his latest novel was one of my most anticipated books last year. It’s a romantic suspense and I’m excited how everything will turn out.
  • Most of All You by Mia Sheridan – It’s been a while since I’ve read Archer’s Voice. It’s wonderful to go back in reading Mia Sheridan’s novels. I’m currently buddy reading it with Rachmi. 🙂
  • Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland – Catching up on this duo’s co-written novels and I’ll be buddy reading this with Sharon 🙂
  • Without Merit by Colleen Hoover – I was about to read this book last year but due to the mixed reviews, I decided to hold it off. Crossing my fingers this is good.
  • Ghosted by J.M. Darhower – Ms. Darhower  stepped outside the mafia realm and explores in second chance romance. I’m confident I’m going to love this. Also going to buddy read it with my dear friend Rachmi 😀

What are the books you’re supposed to read in 2017 but haven’t? Feel free to share your thoughts on the comments below. Have a wonderful week everyone!


2018: Reading challenges, Most Anticipated books and Bookish Plans

Happy New Year lovely bookworms! I hope you had a wonderful and blessed celebration with your  love ones. 2018 is a new chapter and there are several things I’m looking forward to. Let’s begin with the reading challenges I’m participating:

  • Goodreads Reading Challenge – setting my goal to 65 books
  • 2018 New Adult Reading Challenge – This challenge is hosted by Catia of The Girl Who Read Too Much (Click to check out the challenge announcement) and I’m pledging to read 36 books and NA reading bingo
  • Around the Year in 52 Books – Check out the Goodreads Group here.
  • 2018 Popsugar Reading Challenge – Click this link to view this year’s prompts.

This year is supposed to be chill and full of good vibes😊🙌🏼. I’m doing these challenges for fun and based on my reading pace. I don’t expect to complete each prompts. Definitely no pressure. Next up: Most anticipated books of 2018. I’m too lazy to make a separate post especially if the internet keeps in lagging 😑😩

  • Spiders in the Grove by J.A. Redmerski (Yaaas!! I’m so ready for this!! I want it ASAP)
  • Kill Switch by Penelope Douglas
  • Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt
  • One Small Thing by Erin Watt
  • The Chase by Elle Kennedy
  • Dirty Charmer by Emma Chase
  • Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland
  • The Comfort Zone by Sally Thorne
  • Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Warcross #2 by Marie Lu
  • The Argument by Pepper Winters
  • Secret Lucidity by E.K. Blair
  • Eulogy by Rachel Van Dyken
  • Love and Other Words by Christina Lauren
  • All Your Perfects by Colleen Hoover

Lastly, my bookish plans. I’ll be posting my reviews more on Goodreads than my blog. It’s easier for me to write  reviews there and cross posting them on my blog is time consuming. I decided to schedule my posts depending on my availability. I am not sure how many posts I’ll have per week / month but we’ll see. For the ARCs, I’m limiting it this year. I won’t be able to accept all review requests due to the pending ones I need to read and review. Also, I want to read more backlist titles and books that I have on my shelf for years. There are underrated books out there that needs more boost and get the hype they deserved. I’m deleting some books on my Goodreads to-be-read pile. I’m removing books I’m no longer interested in reading. I haven’t done a clean-up for a while.

It’s gonna be a busy and exciting year for me. Have a fun filled year everyone and wishing you all good luck with your reading goals! ❤


Challenge Wrap Up #3: 2017 Popsugar and Diverse Reading Challenge

Here’s the last batch of my reading challenge wrap up! Here are the 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge and Diverse Reading Challenge hosted by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read Sleep Repeat.

Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017

  1. Book recommended by a Librarian – Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum (Michelle @ Undeniably Book Nerdy)
  2. Book that’s been on your TBR list for way too long – Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
  3. Book of LettersStolen: A Letter to my Captor by Lucy Christopher
  4. AudiobookAddicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie (Narrated by Erin Mallon & Charles Carr)
  5. Book by a Person of ColorAlways and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han
  6. Book with one of the four seasons in the titleSomeone Else’s Summer by Rachel Bateman
  7. Book that is a story within a storyNext to Never by Penelope Douglas
  8. Book with Multiple AuthorsWicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren
  9. Espionage thriller – N/A
  10. Book with a cat on the cover – N/A
  11. Book by an author who uses a pseudonymWhen It’s Real by Erin Watt (Elle Kennedy & Jen Frederick)
  12. Bestseller from a genre you don’t normally readAn Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (YA Fantasy)
  13. Book by  or about a person who has disabilityThe Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon (MC w/ amputated leg)
  14. A book involving travelPlayboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland
  15. Book w/ a subtitleBecause You Love to Hate Me: 13 Tales of Villainy edited by Ameriie
  16. 2017 book Separation Games by C.D. Reiss
  17. Book involving a mythical creatureRot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry (Zombie)
  18. A book you’ve read before that never fails to make you smile –
  19. Book about food – N/A
  20. Book with a career advice – N/A
  21. Book from a nonhuman perspective – N/A
  22. Steampunk novel – N/A
  23. Book w/ a red spineMister Moneybags by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
  24. Book set in the wildernessInto the Light by Aleatha Romig
  25. Book you love as a child –
  26. Book by an author from a country you’ve never visitedEvery Little Thing by Samantha Young
  27. Book with a character’s name in the titleKiro’s Emily by Abbi Glines
  28. Novel set during wartime – N/A
  29. Book with an unreliable narratorChallenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  30. Book with picturesTrue Philippine Ghost Stories vol. 29 edited by Alexie Cruz
  31. Book where the main character is a different ethnicity than youSomeone Like You by Sarah Dessen
  32. Book about an interesting woman – N/A
  33. Book set in a two different time periods – N/A
  34. Book with a month or day of the week in the title – N/A
  35. Book set in hotel / innEasy Charm by Kristen Proby
  36. Book written by someone you admireWarcross by Marie Lu
  37. Book that’s becoming a movie in 2017 – N/A
  38. Book set around a holiday other than Christmas – N/A
  39. The first book in a series you haven’t read beforeBound by Honor by Cora Reilly
  40. Book you bought on a trip – N/A

*I didn’t proceed with the advanced prompts*

Diverse Reading Challenge

Here are the diverse books I’ve read this year. It wasn’t a lot but I managed to read as many as I can.

  1. Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman (Mental Illness: Schizophrenia)
  2. A List of Cages by Robin Roe (Mental Illness: ADHD / Disability: Dyslexia)
  3. Salt by Nayyirah Waheed – (Own voices)
  4. An Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir (POC lead)
  5. Trese vol. 1: Murder on Balete Drive by Budjette Tan & KaJo Baldisimo (Philippine Myth and Urban Legends)
  6. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han (Biracial lead)
  7. Warcross by Marie Lu (Biracial protagonists / 2017 Release)
  8. Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward (Biracial lead)
  9. Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson (Mental Illness: Depression) *though the story centers on sexual abuse and silence, the protagonist has been depressive.
  10. The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon (Mental Illness: PTSD)
  11. Hideaway by Penelope Douglas (Biracial protagonist)
  12. The Love Letters of Abelard & Lily by Laura Creedle (Mental Illness: ADHD, Asperger Syndrome, Disability: Dyslexia, 2017 Release, Own voices)
  13. Ms. Marvel vol. 1: No Normal by G. Willow Wilson and Adrian Alphona (Muslim MC)
  14. Take Me With You  by Andrea Gibson (LGBT poetry)
  15. True Philippine Ghost Stories vol.29 edited by Alexie Cruz (Nonfiction, Non-Western Setting)
  16. True Philippine Ghost Stories vol. 30 edited by Alexie Cruz (Nonfiction, Non-Western Setting)
  17. Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry (POC lead)

Overall thoughts:

  • Popsugar Reading Challenge 2017 have difficult categories this year and I just did my best completing it based on the books I’ve read this year. As for the Diverse Reading Challenge, I’m on relax mode too. I’ve only read 17 diverse books which isn’t a bad number for me.



Most Disappointing Books of 2017

2017 is a year of “Hit and Miss” when it comes to the books I’ve read compared last year. The books I’m going to mention on my list were rated 2 stars and below and they’re in no particular order. Without further ado, here are the books that disappointed me:

  • Trusting Tanner & Chasing Xander by Lexi Lawton – These two books are New Adult debuts and both are disappointing. It dragged a lot and the characters irritated the crap out of me. They’re so petty and overdramatic. I’m not going to read the last book in that series.
  • The Gift & Happy Ever After by Nora Roberts – The Gift is an okay-ish holiday read. The stories are forgettable in my opinion. As for Happy Ever After, some scenes are fillers and unnecessary. Parker was an uptight heroine and it kind of irked me. I like Malcolm though. The ending was meh and that proposal in the end could have done better.
  • Finding It by Cora Carmack – Such a disappointing series ender. Kelsey complained a lot of things and it’s annoying. As for the romance, I wasn’t as hooked as the previous books. Good thing Jackson Hunt is great guy or else. *shrugs*
  • Every book I’ve read by Abbi Glines  – These books have annoying and weak characters and ridiculous drama especially Sweet Little Thing and Sweet Little Lies. I used to enjoy Abbi Glines’s books because they’re quick to read and I can tolerate the drama. This time they gave me a migraine. I cannot. Sea Breeze meets Rosemary Beach series needs improvement. What the heck happened on their spawns?! They’re either spineless or douchebags. Smh
  • Stuff I’ve Been Feeling Lately by Alicia Cook – I’ve been hearing great thoughts about this poetry collection so I decided to give it a try. The poems have potential but I wasn’t hooked with it nor it left an impact on me.
  • Dirty Pretty Things by Michael Faudet – I don’t mind erotic poetry but this one was too forced. It’s awful and not romantic.
  • We Were Young by Fortesa Latifi – Messy and random. Not a fan of the arrangement of poems.
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell – Some of the poems were cheesy and lacked the substance. This collection isn’t for me.
  • Love Her Wild by Atticus Poetry – This book has stunning photos but unfortunately I don’t find the poems here as beautiful and emotional as I’ve wanted. Such a let down.
  • the princess saves herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace – I’m one of the minority who finds this poetry collection unimpressive. The topics are good but the execution of the poems are rundown sentences, confusing and bland. I wasn’t touched by any of it.
  • The Hero by Donna Grant – Though the book was written good and well detailed, the story was prolonged and I keep waiting for something exciting to happen. The main characters’ chemistry was forced and for me it flopped.
  • Bound by Vengeance by Cora Reilly – I started Born in Blood Mafia Chronicles early this year and it started good but slowly went downhill from the third book. Bound by Vengeance is the worst so far and this series needs salvation. It lacks the
  • Exploited by A. Meredith Walters – I believe this is A. Meredith Walters’s first romantic suspense novel/series. Unfortunately the flow of the story was too slow, predictable and boring. I’m really disappointed because I love her books.
  • A Love of Vengeance by Nancy Haviland – The romance between the characters was an insta-love plus it lacks the suspense and thrill. For a mafia book, this is weak for my taste.
  • We Can Be Mended by Veronica Roth Note: I’m not in the mood to read this closure and purposely spoiled myself on the content. Well, the closure to the Divergent trilogy rubs me off the wrong way and I’m still in denial. My heart can never be mended.
  • Stars Over Castle Hill by Samantha Young – I don’t like Joss overthinking. Woman, you got the hottest and most loyal husband who can tolerate your shit. No wonder Braden is mad when you changed his personality on your short story. Nah I don’t like an alternative On Dublin Street.
  • Stripped Bare by Heidi McLaughlin – I despise the hero. He’s an arrogant, disrespectful prick and I don’t think I can forgive his insulting comments on the heroine. He belittled her too much. Someone kick Finn McCormick’s butt. *rolls eyes*
  • Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick -The protagonist has a poor survival instincts. All her decisions puts her in danger and she never learns. I hate her bestfriend more. The girl is sarcastic and mean.  The plot twist is predictable. *sighs*
  • Life and Death: Twilight Reimagined by Stephenie Meyer – Genre swapping of the original characters is a clever idea but this 10th Anniversary edition was unnecessary. I’d rather stick to the original ones and I’d rather have The Host sequels. Thank you very much.
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany & Jack Thorne – RIDIKULUS. RIDIKULUS. Seriously, the events here are ridiculous and it shook me the bad way. Haha! I only like the Malfoys. Enough said.

These are my disappointing books of 2017. Have you read any of these books? What are your worst reads of 2017? Feel free to share in the comments!


Challenge Wrap Up #1: 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge

As the year ends, it’s time to wrap up the reading challenges I participated. The first one is 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge hosted by Catia from The Girl Who Read Too Much. Let’s begin with Reading Bingo. I’m glad to say I’ve completed it and each book will be linked on my Goodreads review. na-bingo

Book set in college

A Reread

Book about friendship

Book with only male POV

Books based on its cover

New to you author

Diverse novel

  • Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward (Indian – American protagonist)

Book you can finish in one day

Hyped book

Book set in Summer

Book that makes you laugh

2017 Release


Book with music or art

Book about roadtrip

Book out of your comfort zone

Book you knew nothing about

New Adult Bestseller

Start a new series

Debut novel

One word title

Book about sports

LGBTQ novel

  • N/A

Book recommendation

Bottom of your TBR


Here are the books I’ve read:

  1. Commander in Chief – Katy Evans
  2. Bound by Honor – Cora Reilly
  3. Bound by Duty – Cora Reilly
  4. Bound by Hatred – Cora Reilly
  5. Stripped Bare – Heidi McLaughlin
  6. Next to Never – Penelope Douglas
  7. Adrenaline – Penelope Douglas
  8. Love, Hate and Other Lies – Deirdre Riordan Hall
  9. Menace – J.M. Darhower
  10. Grievous – J.M. Darhower
  11. Bound by Temptation – Cora Reilly
  12. Finding It – Cora Carmack
  13. Overruled – Emma Chase
  14. Sustained – Emma Chase
  15. Appealed – Emma Chase
  16. Sidebarred – Emma Chase
  17. Royally Matched – Emma Chase
  18. A Love of Vengeance – Nancy Haviland
  19. Made – J.M. Darhower
  20. The Salvation of Vengeance – Nancy Haviland
  21. Five Days Until You – Monica Murphy
  22. Egomaniac – Vi Keeland
  23. Mister Romance – Leisa Rayven
  24. Stuck-Up Suit – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
  25. Dark Wild Night – Christina Lauren
  26. Stepbrother Dearest – Penelope Ward
  27. Rogue – Katy Evans
  28. Playboy Pilot – Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
  29. Lessons in Losing It – Jessica Peterson
  30. Once She Dreamed pt. 1 – Abbi Glines
  31. Once She Dreamed pt. 2 – Abbi Glines
  32. Breaking Him – R.K. Lilley
  33. The Air He Breathes – Brittainy C. Cherry
  34. The Fire Between High & Lo – Brittainy C. Cherry
  35. The Silent Waters – Brittainy C. Cherry
  36. Breaking Her – R.K. Lilley
  37. The Gravity of Us – Brittainy C. Cherry
  38. Because of Lila – Abbi Glines
  39. Beautiful Mistake – Vi Keeland
  40. One Tiny Lie – K.A. Tucker
  41. Addicted After All – Krista & Becca Ritchie
  42. Thrive – Krista & Becca Ritchie
  43. Enrage – Rachel Van Dyken
  44. Fuel the Fire – Krista & Becca Ritchie
  45. Fallen Heir – Erin Watt
  46. Four Seconds to Lose – K.A. Tucker
  47. Corrupt – Penelope Douglas
  48. Five Ways to Fall – K.A. Tucker
  49. Ripped – Katy Evans
  50. Legend – Katy Evans
  51. Searching for Someday – Jennifer Probst
  52. Drunk Dial – Penelope Ward
  53. Bound by Vengeance – Cora Reilly
  54. A Very Mafia Christmas (Novella) – Rachel Van Dyken
  55. Play On – Samantha Young
  56. To Love Jason Thorn – Ella Maise
  57. Hideaway – Penelope Douglas
  58. Killing Sarai – J.A. Redmerski (Reread)
  59. Reviving Izabel – J.A. Redmerski (Reread)
  60. Trusting Tanner – Lexi Lawton
  61. Chasing Xander – Lexi Lawton
  62. Wicked Sexy Liar – Christina Lauren
  63. The Mighty Storm – Samantha Towle
  64. Wethering the Storm – Samantha Towle
  65. Taming the Storm – Samantha Towle
  66. Sweet Little Thing – Abbi Glines
  67. Sweet Little Lies – Abbi Glines
  68. Missing From Me – Jayne Frost
  69. Racer – Katy Evans
  70. Crow – A. Zavarelli
  71. Reaper – A. Zavarelli
  72. Royally Endowed – Emma Chase
  73. Behind the Bars – Brittainy C. Cherry
  74. Ghost – A. Zavarelli
  75. Saint – A. Zavarelli

Overall thoughts:


  • Counting the New Adult novels I’ve read this year, I’ve read 75 books and surpassed my goal of 36 books. I achieved the New Adult Expert from New Adult Advanced <3. Unfortunately, I missed one category in the New Adult bingo. On the bright side, this is the challenge I enjoyed the most and it’s a great finish for me.  I’m looking forward for the 2018 NA Reading Challenge!


My 20 Favorite Books/Series of 2017

To wrap up this year, here are my 20 books / series that stand out this year. Some of them are part of a series or written by the same authors. Re-read books won’t be counted and in case it’s a series, it will be counted as one. My list will be in ascending order.

  • (20) Legend by Katy Evans – After catching up on the Real series, it turns out Remington Tate isn’t my favorite. My heart goes to Maverick Cage! The story was simple, and both protagonists have great character developments than the rest of the leading couple. They truly stand out.
  • (19) Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins – Light-hearted and cute. It’s been a while since I’ve read a Stephanie Perkins book and I miss it. I must say this one is more mature than the first two books.
  • (18) Royally Endowed by Emma Chase – My most anticipated finale of Royally series didn’t disappoint me. I’m so happy Royal bodyguard Logan St. James and Ellie Hammond FINALLY got together! I LIVE FOR THE SWOON WORTHY MOMENTS! I seriously devoured every page. I can’t wait for the spin-off series woot woot! ❤
  • (17) Reaper by A. Zavarelli – I recently binge read the Boston Underworld series and its second book was my favorite. It’s character driven and angst-y. I love Ronan and Sasha’s chemistry.
  • (16) The Air He Breathes by Brittainy C. Cherry – Here’s to another series I binge read. The first book in the Elements series centers on grief. Tristan Cole and Elizabeth Cole lost someone in their life but gave another shot in love. They healed together and found happiness they deserved.
  • (15) Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland – Aside from the romance and awkward first encounter, I love the traveling part of this book. It’s so relaxing and enjoyable. The characters had so much fun on their adventure.
  • (14) Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward – I’m weighing between this book and Playboy Pilot but I go for this one because it’s an enemies-to-lovers story and  Soraya Venedetta is sassy and fierce af! I love whenever she and Graham exchange some banters. It adds more sexual tension.
  • (13) Wethering the Storm by Samantha Towle – I recently devour this rockstar romance series. Wethering the Storm is Jake Wethers and Trudy Bennett’s epilogue and their story brought me to tears. It’s sweet, touching and absolutely romantic.
  • (12) Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman – An amazing and realistic portrayal of mental illness: Schizophrenia. The story is engaging and its lines are straightforward. Neal Shusterman is one of my new to me authors this year and I’m looking forward to read more of his books.
  • (11) Scarlet Scars duet (Menace & Grievous) by J.M. Darhower – This is Monster in His Eyes spin-off duet and it’s about Ignazio Vitale’s frenemy, Lorenzo Gambini. You got to love that man’s dark sense of humor and he made me swoon especially on Grievous.
  • (10) Hideaway by Penelope Douglas – Penelope Douglas explores on Dark Romance / Romantic Suspense and I’m glad to say it’s really impressive. Hideaway is the second book of the Devil’s Night series and it’s about my favorite Thunder Bay’s Four Horsemen Kai Mori and Banks. Their story is gritty and edgy as the first book but this is more plot driven.
  • (9) Made by J.M. Darhower – J.M. Darhower is one of the best authors who can write mafia novels and for me this is the best one she’d written. The story is about Corrado Moretti a.k.a The Kevlar Killer and Carmine DeMarco’s uncle.  It’s recommended to finish Sempre and Sempre Redemption first before jumping to this one to avoid spoilers. Minimal romance that is still swoony and more mafia life. I guarantee you the last page will make you cry. 😉
  • (8) Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry – Elliott and Jasmine’s story was beautiful and touching. Brittainy C. Cherry knows how to stir her readers emotions and I love the father figures in this book.
  • (7) The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry – Among the Elementals series, this is my favorite book. It’s a close call between this book and Behind the Bars. Both are emotional and fantastically written in different ways. The Silent Waters has a cute and serious moments. It reminds me of Flipped and The Sea of Tranquility. If enjoyed those books, you might enjoy this book.
  • (6) Addicted After All by Krista & Becca Ritchie – I’m speechless and emotional on Lily and Lo’s epilogue. It’s so fucking beautiful and I sobbed while listening to the audio book.  It was a long journey and I’m proud of them for battling their addictions. I love their character developments.
  • (5) The Hating Game by Sally Thorne – An amazing office romance with glorious banters. Lucy and Josh will make you giggle and swoon at the same time.
  • (4) Warcross by Marie Lu – The story was thrilling and entertaining. The world building is incredible and I love the set of diverse characters. They’re all badass and I can’t wait to read its sequel next year! So good to be back reading Marie Lu’s novels since Legend trilogy.
  • (3) Sustained by Emma Chase – BEST. EMMA. CHASE. BOOK. HANDS. DOWN. Jake Becker just dethroned Drew Evans (sorry Drew!). Omg. Sustained is very swoon worthy. I love Jake. I love Chelsea. I LOVE THE MCQUAID KIDS. MY FAVORITE ADORABLE BABIES. HI REGAN!
  • (2) Fuel the Fire by Krista & Becca Ritchie – Connor Cobalt x Rose Calloway = FOREVER MY SHIP! ❤ Relationship goals. Married life goals. They conquered everything even at vulnerable moments. I can’t believe I’m done with their story. I don’t want it to be over!  (P.S.Top 2 and 3 are actually a battle of the best book husbands. Haha!)
  • (1) Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han – For the first time in two years(I think?), the crown is back on Young Adult Fiction! The TATBILB Finale held a special place in my heart and I’m incredibly satisfied with the ending. Thank you Jenny Han for not ripping my ship! ❤ ❤ ❤  I had a fantastic time writing my review too.

What are your favorite books this year? Let me know on the comments or you can leave the link of your post on your favorite books this year so I can check it out. Happy Holidays everyone! ❤


Cover Reveal: Secret Lucidity by E.K. Blair

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Title: Secret Lucidity
Author: E.K. Blair
Genre: Student/Teacher Forbidden Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le
Release Date: February 26, 2018


This wasn’t supposed to happen.
But it did.
This wasn’t supposed to be my life.
But it was.

I was just a typical girl, living a typical life. Nothing was out of the ordinary until tragedy threw me into a turnstile I couldn’t see my way out of. That was, until him.

I never could’ve imagined my heart falling the way it did. Hard, fast, and with unbounding beauty.

The only problem?
He was off limits.

But he became my everything, and I became his, so we risked it all. It was only a matter of time until I realized that our risk came with unimaginable consequences.

My name is Camellia Hale and his is David Andrews, and this is our love story.





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E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her dynamic and intense writing style. Noted for her ability to create fleshed-out characters that will evoke a realm of reactions, you can be assured that her stories will linger with you far beyond the last word.

A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody. Give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath.

Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.




Cover Reveal: Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Behind the Bars, the first standalone in the all-new Music Street Series from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming December 7th!

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Behind the Bars by Brittainy C. Cherry

Release Date: December 7th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Kandi Steiner

Photographer: Perrywinkle Photographer

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

I was the awkward musician, and she was the high school queen.

The only things we had in common were our music and our loneliness.

Something in her eyes told me her smile wasn’t always the truth.

Something in her voice gave me a hope I always wished to find.

And in a flash, she was gone.

Years later, she was standing in front of me on a street in New Orleans.

She was different, but so was I. Life made us colder. Harder. Isolated.


Even though we were different, the broken pieces of me recognized the sadness in her.

Now she was back, and I wouldn’t make the mistake of letting her go again.

When I first met Jasmine Greene, she came in as raindrops.

When we met again, she was the darkest storm.

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Cover Reveal: Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

We are thrilled to bring you the next standalone novel from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Vi Keeland. SEX, NOT LOVE will release on January 15th, 2018


My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

Model: Fabian Castro

Photographer: Rafael Catala

Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative




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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in nineteen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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