Jul 20, 2017

Release Week Blitz: Meet Me Under The Stars by KD Proctor!


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Author: KD Proctor
Genre: NA Romance
Release Date: July 18, 2017
Publisher: BookFish Books (www.bookfishbooks.com)
Cover Designer: Anita B. Carroll, Race-Point US (www.race-point.com)  

About the Book...

When ratings for her popular DIY show start to circle the drain after the sudden death of her sister, Charlotte “Charlie” Conti has only one mission—to plan a comeback. But her sister had other plans. As part of the will, Charlie must work with *him*  to create a memorial scholarship in her sister’s memory. The same *him*  Charlie fell in love with three years ago while working at a summer camp.

The same *him* she dumped to protect his heart.
Sexy British player, Nate Walsh, has sixty days to find a new job or he’ll be deported back to England where he’s no longer welcome. He doesn’t have time to work on a memorial scholarship with *her*. The same *her*  who shattered his heart without explanation or warning.
The same *her*  he’s never gotten over.
Unable to agree on a benefactor for the scholarship, Nate and Charlie challenge each other to a winner-takes-all competition. They both know the only way to win is to turn up the heat and tease one another with the one thing they both want: each other. But as sparks fly, their true feelings resurface. Nate and Charlie must decide if their love is worth the effort or if they'll allow their disastrous past mistakes to destroy their chance at forever.


About the Author…

KD Proctor loved college so much that when it came time to graduate, she didn’t want to leave.  Trading in her textbooks for student handbooks and policy manuals, she began a career in College Student Personnel and she fulfilled her wish to stay on a college campus forever.  She always joked that one day she’d write a book about college students, never expecting that to come true!

KD lives in West Central, Minnesota with her husband and fur-kids.  She likes to write fun twists on the usual tropes that we all love. Her characters are smart, funny, and always swoony.  And yes. They always get their happily ever after.

Before being accepted for publication, MEET ME UNDER THE STARS (formerly titled IF YOU'RE EVER IN TOWN) was the 2016 YARWA winner for the New Adult category.

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Find KD here:

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/kd_proctor/


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We'd like to thank the lovely team over at BookFish for including us in another spectacular blitz! Based on the teasers alone, the book is definitely something that we want to be checking out. If this book isn't on your TBR, add it ASAP -- because we are, too!

Jul 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!

Jessica's Waiting on:

Title: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Author: Krystal Sutherland
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017 

Summary: Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck. The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them. Esther doesn't know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares. Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn't counted on: love.

I know that the golden rule is to not judge a book by its cover, but it was definitely the title of this book that caught my eye at first. Not only did it made me laugh, but it clued me in to the idea that this book was going to be funny while also a little serious, which is just how I like things. 

And then, upon reading the summary, I was even more hooked. The idea of facing everything that you're terrified of? Totally badass. The potential for love to be involved? Even more adorable. I didn't even know I needed a book like this until I came across it, and now it's one of my most anticipated reads for the slew of upcoming September releases. 

So yeah, I'm definitely really excited to read this one. Both the title and the summary (and yes, even the cover) caught my eye, and I'm excited to see where Esther and Jonah's adventures take them, and all of the places and things they discover along the way. Can September come soon enough?!

What are you waiting on this week? Leave your links so I can stop back!

Jul 16, 2017

Review: Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover

Title: Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publisher: Atria Books 
Summary: When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past.Don’t expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.Promises get broken.Rules get shattered.Love gets ugly.

Yet again Colleen Hoover has made me feel so many feels all at once. I went from happy to sad, laughing to crying so many times. I loved the characters, I loved the story line, I loved everything.

Believe it or not, I actually loved Miles and Tate's relationship. Sure it was mostly physical, but you can tell they both really cared for each other, no mater how much Miles said he didn't. You can tell from the start that Miles has some sort of troubled past and a huge secret. It broke my heart that Miles felt he couldn't love anyone after what happened. But in this process, Tate is trying to hide her feelings, leaving her feeling hurt by Miles.

The book is written in dual pov with Tate's written in the present and Miles' written in the past. This helps give you a clearer view on why Miles feels the way he does, even though you don't actually find out what happens until the end of the book. 

Basically most of the book is the physical attraction between Tate and Miles. The story doesn't really pick up until the last few chapters (I've been noticing that a lot of other authors have also been doing this) after Tate finally confronts Miles on his feeling towards her. But let me tell you, those last few chapters had me in TEARS. Like, I was sobbing like a baby. I did expect what was going to happen when I got more hints, but I wasn't expecting the way it was going to happen. That left me heartbroken for both Miles and anyone who has to deal with that in real life. It really helped open my eyes as to why Miles was so distant and angry.

As Jessica talked about in her review, I found Ugly Love to be a lot like It Ends With Us. Both books had these two intense guys with total aversions to love and relationships, as well as troubled pasts. Then come the strong female characters who instantly fall for the troubled male. Although they were both similar, each book had its own special way to crawl into your heart and stay there forever.

It took me a whopping 24hrs to finish this book. Once I sat down to read, I couldn't stop. And when I did have to stop, I couldn't stop thinking about it and what would happen next. This New Adult was pretty descriptive at some parts so be warned that you'll be blushing hard. Overall, if this book isn't on your TBR pile, it should be. Hoover will have you blushing, laughing, crying, and so much more, so be sure to give this a read.