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.
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 🙂
Lies Jane Austen Told Me
– Julie Wright
Genre : Contemporary romance
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.
The Pleasures of Passion
– Sabrina Jeffries
Genre : Historical Romance
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.
– Mariana Zapata
Genre : Sports romance, Contemporary romance, New Adult
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 ! 🙂
♥ 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.
Hello dear and amazing readers ! 🙂
So, a week has already passed and it’s time for another post in the Books I recommend but never reviewed series.
Today, I’ll talk about a series of novella by an author I like a lot : Whitney G., but I don’t know why I never review her books. I’m too overwhelmed right after, I think. The only one I reviewed is Sincerely, Carter, which as you can see, I loved! This author is definitely on my auto-buy list.
The weird thing is I’m not generally a big fan of novellas. I prefer long and detailed books where I can enjoy the characters and story for longer. But when I saw she was writing this, I had to try because I’m a fan of her writing. And let me tell you, those 3 books are hot, sweet and dirty and perfect if you need a light and enjoyable read before going back to a heavy one. Also, if you like office-romances. Well, they all are!
Naughty Boss – Whitney G.
Like for all those novellas, I wish they were made into super long books. That’s how much I loved them. Naughty Boss tells the story of Mya, a pretty, efficient and hard-working assistant who works for an a**hole boss, Michael, that asks outrageous things from her. She tries to bear it and when she needs to vent she sends awful emails about him to her best friend. The problem is that she accidentally ends up sending him one. And let’s just say that if her life was hell before, it was worse after he read it. Michael is your typical alpha male : handsome and arrogant. Those two characters were great and I loved that Mya gave as good as she got in attitude. I highly recommend this read and I’m leaving you with the blurb that you absolutely need to read (yes, I’m afraid you won’t click on the link and miss that!) :