Roomies – Christina Lauren

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– Christina Lauren

Genre : Contemporary romance, New Adult 
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It’s been more than three weeks since I finished this book but I couldn’t write my review right away because I was too overwhelmed. Also, I was seriously lost after reading it and didn’t know how to rate it. This book really confused me. I loved it, then hated it and finally adored it. I guess if it made me feel so much, it might have been a great read.
I’m sincerely struggling on how to write my review. I want to stay simple and just say if I liked it or not and why, as I do for any other reads but I can’t talk about Roomies without getting personal. After hesitating a lot, I decided to just write whatever comes to my mind, whatever I feel like writing. This blog is a place I created to share my love of books and I love reading because of how it makes me feel. So here goes and I won’t blame you if you just can’t go through this review (apologies in advance for the ranting, haha!).
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2018 Goals : Happy New Year!

2018 goals : happy new year!

Hello lovely readers ! 🙂

With this first post of 2018, I wish you all a very Happy New Year. I hope all your dreams come true and that you achieve everything you want to. Most importantly I wish you health, happiness and peace Xx.

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I also wanted to talk to you about my goals for this year. I’m not really one with resolutions but I love lists and I keep telling myself that if I write about them on my blog I’ll feel more obliged to follow through. So here goes :

My bookish goals

  • Read more fantasy, crime and classics
  • Still read as much romance
  • Post more regularly on the blog. The end of the year has been so hectic and I couldn’t find the time to post as much as I wanted to. I’m behind on so many reviews and other articles.
  • Post more regularly on IG and really grow my account. I really want more interaction there (and here as well!)
  • Try to read as many books as I can and not stress about it
  • Enjoy reading!! 🙂

My life goals 

  • Get more organized
  • Find the time to do things I love (spending time with friends and family, reading, writing, workout, cook…)
  • Stop feeling pressured
  • Stop caring about what people think about me or what and how I should do things
  • Be happy and positive, always.

What are your goals for this year ? Are you the type to take resolutions each year ? Let me know in the comment or on social media 🙂

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Lies Jane Austen Told Me – Julie Wright

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– Julie Wright

Genre : Contemporary romance
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Lies Jane Austen Told Me is the first book I read by author Julie Wright. I didn’t know what to expect when I started it but wasn’t disappointed. This was a great, entertaining contemporary romance and I enjoyed reading it. Also, I absolutely love the cover of this one!

♥ The story 

Lies Jane Austen Told Me : Ever since Emma read Pride and Prejudice, she’s been in love with Mr. Darcy and has regarded Jane Austen as the expert on all things romantic. So naturally when Emma falls for Blake Hampton and he invites her home to meet his parents, she is positive an engagement is in her future. After all, Blake is a single man in possession of a good fortune, and thus must be in want of a wife.
But when it turns out that what Blake actually wants is more of a hook-up than a honeymoon, Emma is hurt, betrayed, and furious. She throws herself deeper into her work as CMO of Kinetics, the fastest growing gym franchise in the nation. She loves her work, and she’s good at it, which is why she bristles when her boss brings in a consultant to help her spearhead the new facilities on the East Coast. Her frustration turns to shock when that consultant turns out to be Blake’s younger brother, Lucas.

Emma is determined not to fall for Lucas, but as she gets to know him, she realizes that Lucas is nothing like his brother. He is kind and attentive and spends his time and money caring for the less fortunate.

What she can’t understand is why Lucas continues to try to push her back into Blake’s arms when he so clearly has fallen as hard for her as she has fallen for him. It isn’t until Lucas reveals to Emma that he was adopted into the Hampton family that she begins to understand his loyalty to Blake as well as his devotion to the child April-she is Lucas’s biological niece.
Emma opens up to Lucas about the feelings of abandonment she has harbored ever since she was a child and her mother left the family. As she helps Lucas deal with his past demons, she is able to exorcise some of her own.
Realizing that her love life is as complicated as anything Jane Austen could have dreamed up, Emma must find a way to let Blake know that it’s time for him to let her go and to let Lucas know it’s time for him to love her back.

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The Pleasures of Passion – Sabrina Jeffries (Sinful Suitors series #4)

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The Pleasures of Passion
– Sabrina Jeffries

Genre : Historical Romance
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I have to admit I’m really ashamed of the time it took me to read this book. I received the ARC this summer via Netgalley (which I’m so thankful for once again) and like I explained in a previous post, a lot was going on in my life after this so it put me off reading for a while. What makes it even worse is that I requested this book because I was really eager to discover it. I love historical romance as you know if you’ve been reading me for a while and I heard so many good things about this author. But anyways, I finally got to read it and I absolutely loved it.

♥ The story 

The Pleasures of Passion by Sabrina Jeffries tells the story of Brilliana, a recently young widow and single mother. She lives a quiet life until she’s asked to partake in a mission to uncover the truth about her father and his affairs. But what Brilliana hasn’t expected was that Niall, her former lover before he had to flee the country after he fought a duel, was the one she has to work with on this mission.

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Kulti – Mariana Zapata (Romance Obsessed Book Club – #1)

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– Mariana Zapata

Genre : Sports romance, Contemporary romance, New Adult 
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I had never heard of Mariana Zapata before but this book was our November read in our Romance Obsessed Book Club. For those of you who don’t know about it, I’m putting the details below. If you’re interested, you should come and join us, it is really fun to share recommendations and talk books with people who are as passionate as you are. Also, we are voting for our December read at the moment so it is the perfect time to join ! 🙂

Romance Obsessed Book Club
Romance Obsessed Book Club
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A book club for all romance readers!We pick a book to read every month and then at the end of the month we will discuss about what we read. Okay, let’s be honest. We’ll be fangirling about our new book boyfriends ♥️

If that seems like something you would like, feel free to join us!
There are no hard and fast rules here. We understand that life gets busy so it’s absolutely okay if you can’t participate every month.
We created this group just to have a safe place where we can be our own bookish self and enjoy what we love doing the most!!!

Hope you decide to join, we love having our bookish family grow. ♥️

Happy reading!! xx

Find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/romanceobsessedbookclub/

 

♥ The story 

Kulti by Mariana Zapata tells the story of Sal, a passionate soccer player, as her life is turned upside down by the arrival of the man she admired most her whole life. When Reiner Kulti, international soccer star, is appointed as coach to Sal‘s team, she discovers he’s nothing like she thought he was. He’s rude and seems not to care about anyone but himself. But as they get to know each other on a more personal level, things starts to get interesting.

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