Archives for April 2014

Review: The Mystery of Moutai by G.X. Chen

mystery of moutaiThe Mystery of Moutai
written by G.X. Chen
published by G.X.Chen

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Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the publicist to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: 
Yes.

The Mystery of Moutai  is a really interesting, unique, fun story to read. The first mystery is figuring out what Moutai is. Early on in the book we learn that it’s a very expensive, highly desirable Chinese liquor. It plays a central role in the murder of the Shao Mei.

The rest of the book is dedicated to solving her murder. The investigation takes us from California academia through the Chinese Cultural Revolution and ends up in modern China where our characters catch the bad guy.

Most of the story moves along through dialogue. There’s a little violence. There’s just enough description to keep the reader in the scene. But this book employs lively, meaningful dialogue for the majority of the storyline – interesting.

I love how this book taught me a lot about history and Chinese culture while keeping me thoroughly entertained.

I went with 4 1/2 instead of 5 stars because I had trouble keeping the characters and their relationships to one another clear. It could be due to the Chinese names being unfamiliar. I’m not sure. But since so much of the story unfolded through dialogue, it’s really important to keep the characters straight. I struggled with that.

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Would I recommend it: Absolutely.

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About the book – from Goodreads: A teenager returns home from school to find a gruesome scene: the apartment he shares with his mother, Shao Mei, in Boston’s Chinatown has been ransacked and she is dead. There is a bottle of Moutai—the most exotic and expensive Chinese liquor—left at the scene and traces of rat poison in one of the two shot glasses on the kitchen counter. This was evidently a homicide, but who could possibly be the killer?

Ann Lee and Fang Chen, close friends of the victim, team up with the Boston police to solve this mystifying crime: why would anyone want to murder a harmless middle-aged woman, one who worked as an unassuming mailroom clerk, with no money, no connections, and presumably, no enemies?

Realizing that important clues behind the motive may be buried deep in the victim’s past, they travel to Beijing, where Shao Mei spent more than fifty years of her life. While there, surrounded by the antiquities of China’s rich and complex history, they stumble unwittingly into a cobweb of mystery and danger. Fearing for their lives but determined to press on, they end up unearthing a scandal more deceptive and far-reaching than either could have imagined.

 

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Book Blast: The Only Boy by Jordan Locke (spotlight, giveaway)

The only boyThe Only Boy
written by Jordan Locke
published by Jordan Locke

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About the book: Mary is stuck in Section One, living with three hundred women in a crumbling hospital. She wonders what life was like two centuries ago, before the Cleansing wiped out all the men. But the rules—the Matriarch’s senseless rules—prevent her from exploring the vacant city to find out.

Taylor’s got a dangerous secret: he’s a boy. His compound’s been destroyed, and he’s been relocated to Section One. Living under the Matriarch means giving up possessions, eating canned food and avoiding all physical contact. Baggy clothes hide his flat chest and skinny legs, but if anyone discovers what lies beneath, he’ll be exiled. Maybe even executed.

Mary’s never seen a boy—the Matriarch cut the pictures of men from the textbooks—and she doesn’t suspect Taylor’s secret. If she knew, she might understand the need to stop the girls from teasing him. If she knew, she might realize why she breaks the rules, just to be near him. Then again, she might be frightened to death of him.

Taylor should go. The Matriarch is watching his every move. But running means leaving Mary—and braving the land beyond the compound’s boundaries.

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“It’s not a dystopia that does a good job—it’s a great book that happens to be a dystopia.” ~ Rachel Miller, Editor


“This book is one of the best of its genre I have read, it kept me gripped to its satisfying end.” ~ Janet Love, Amazon UK Reviewer


“If you like a different take on the dystopian genre then I would highly recommend this unique and amazing book.” ~ Tamara Bass, The Avid Book Collector

 

Jordan LockeAbout the author: Jordan Locke lives in Connecticut with his wife, two lively daughters and a well-behaved whippet. A graphic designer by trade, his creativity spilled over into the literary world. After years of writing, reading and learning the craft, his fifth novel, The Only Boy, brought him offers of representation from two well-known agents. Now, after the dog is fed and the kids are in bed, you will find him tapping away at the keyboard.

Find Mr. Locke here: Website * Twitter * Goodreads

 

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DNF: Fog City Strangler by Greg Messel

fog city stranglerFog City Strangler
written by Greg Messel
published by Greg Messel

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Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by Pump Up Your Book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Sometime after chapter 5.

Why I stopped reading: I wasn’t able to finish it.

I was really excited to start this story. I love mysteries and this seemed like a great one. I was captivated by the setting of San Francisco in the 1950s.

So it was disappointing when I finally called it quits and put this book down. The primary reason I had to stop was the pages of the book kept falling out. Whatever room I was reading in ended up littered with loose sheets of paper. If I had to turn back for any reason, I had to skim through the unattached sheets trying to find the relevant paper.

The second reason I couldn’t go on involved an abundance of redundancy. In twelve pages, I counted nine references to how beautiful Sam’s wife was. One nice description and then moving on would have been so much more effective. By the time I got to Chapter 5, the incessant references to her tiny waste line, ample breast, beautiful figure, etc. started to make me a little queasy – enough already.

I’d love to see this guy find the most ruthless editor on the planet. I hope that editor chops out about 1/3 of the book, and then sends it to a publisher with some really sticky glue to get those darned pages to stay attached.

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What others have rated this book: According to Goodreads, the average rating for Fog City Strangler is 3.91. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. There were 4 4-star reviews on Amazon. At Barnes & Noble, the majority of the reviews were 5 stars. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book: As 1958 nears an end San Francisco is being terrorized by a man who calls himself the “Fog City Strangler,” who preys on pretty young blonde women.  The strangler announces each murder by sending a note and piece of cloth from the victim’s dresses to the local newspapers.

Private eye Sam Slater is worried that the Fog City Strangler may be eyeing his beautiful blonde wife, stewardess Amelia Ryan. Sam’s angst mounts as the strangler continues to claim more victims. His anxiety is further fueled when TWA launches an advertising campaign with Amelia’s picture on a series of billboards plastered all over the city. Sam fears the billboards may attract too much attention–the wrong kind of attention.

Meanwhile, Sam and Amelia are hired to try to find the missing daughter of a wealthy dowager who fears she has lost her only child. The missing woman went for a walk with her dog on StinsonBeach, near San Francisco, and seemingly vanished into thin air. The woman’s husband arrived at their beach house and found the dog running loose but there was no trace of his wife. The police are stumped in their investigation.

As Sam and Amelia look into the disappearance of the woman on the beach they discover that nothing is as it seems at first glance. On a stormy night a shadowy figure sets fire to the beach house where the couple is staying–hoping to stop their investigation.

FogCity Strangler is a stand-alone thriller but is part of the Sam Slater Mystery Series–Last of the Seals, Deadly Plunge and San Francisco Secrets.

 

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Blog Tour: Lost and Found by Karey White (review, excerpt, giveaway)

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Lost and Found (The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series #4)
written by Karey White
published by HEA Publishing

find it here: (affiliate links) Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Book Depository, Goodreads

Why did I pick this book: I participated in the blog tour hosted by I Am A Reader, Not A Writer(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: 
I really did. Lost and Found is a quick read that I finished in a day.

This is a sweet story. I liked Lydia’s and Blake’s adventurous spirit. They connected instantly, but didn’t completely fall for one another immediately. This book left me wanting more. It left me happy.

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Would I recommend it: Yes. This is a great series. Quick reads. Happy endings.

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About the book: 
Lydia was supposed to have an adventurous and exciting summer. Instead she’s done nothing more than read and eat takeout. Now it’s time to go home, and what does she have to show for it? A big fat nothing. Unless, of course, her trip to the airport somehow turns into something more than just a flight home.

Blake feels like he’s been sent on a wild goose chase. While work is piling up back in Denver, he’s on the other side of the country, hunting for some mysterious box that his grandfather left him. Well, no more. Nothing inside that box could possibly be more important than the opportunity to make it as the youngest partner at his firm. So he’s going home, and that’s that. But that’s before he discovers his flight has been cancelled.

When these two strangers meet at the airport, they make a split-second decision to search for the box together. Maybe with both of them on the hunt, Lydia can have her adventure and Blake can find the box. And maybe, if they’re lucky, they’ll even find some romance.

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When Lydia approached her seat a few minutes later, an airport security officer with a shiny face and a little paunch was standing in the aisle by her suitcase.

“Is this your bag?” he asked.

“Yes. Is everything okay?” Why hadn’t she paid attention to the voice in her head?

“It appeared to be left unattended. In the future, I’d advise you to either take your bag with you or move it closer to your boyfriend when you leave.”

Lydia shot a surprised glance at the movie star, and he shrugged. “Sorry, babe. I told him you’d be right back, and I offered to move your bag over by me, but he wanted me to wait for you to come back.”

Lydia almost choked. She knew he was just rescuing her from the security guard, but no one had ever, ever called Lydia “babe” before and certainly no one as handsome as Ryan Gosling. It had a wonderful ring to it. Was her racing heart because of being questioned by an officer of the law or because this man had just called her “babe?”

Lydia dragged her distracted gaze back to the much less interesting man standing by her bag. “I’m so sorry. I just had to make a little run to the ladies’ room. It won’t happen again.”

“See that it doesn’t. Airport security is no laughing matter.” Was she laughing? “Have a nice flight.”

Lydia sat down by her bag. “You should probably move over here by me since you’re my girlfriend. We don’t want to make him suspicious.”

“Oh. Of course. I should have thought of that.” Did the movie star want Lydia to sit by him? Lydia rolled her eyes at her silliness. He was just trying to keep from being hassled any further. He went back to working on his laptop as she moved her things across the aisle. “Sorry about that,” Lydia whispered.

“No problem.” He looked up from his computer and smiled. Oh. My. Wow! Up close his dimple was even cuter. The bigger the smile, the deeper the dimple. “Are you taking a trip to Denver?” he asked.

 

 

KareyAbout the author: Karey is a USA Today best-selling author. She grew up in Utah, Idaho, Oregon, and Missouri. She attended Ricks College and Brigham Young University. Her first novel, Gifted, was a Whitney Award Finalist.

She loves to travel, read, cook, and spend time with family and friends. She and her husband are the parents of four wonderful children.

Find Ms. White here: Website * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads

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The Ripple Effect Romance Novella Series

Enjoy this exciting new series of clean novellas by six critically-acclaimed authors.

“Like a pebble tossed into calm water, a simple act can ripple outward and have a far-reaching effect on those we meet, perhaps setting a life on a different course—one filled with excitement, adventure, and sometimes even love.”

Book 1: Home Matters by Julie N. Ford

Book 2: Silver Linings by Kaylee Baldwin

Book 3: Righting A Wrong by Rachael Anderson

Book 4: Lost and Found by Karey White

Book 5: Second Chances 101 by Donna K. Weaver

Book 6: Immersed by Jennifer Griffith

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Book Blast: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson (spotlight, giveaway)

Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson Book CoverPrejudice Meets Pride (Meet Your Match #1)
written by Rachael Anderson
published by HEA Publishing

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About the book: After years of pinching pennies and struggling to get through art school, Emma Makie’s hard work finally pays off with the offer of a dream job. But when tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to make a cross-country move to Colorado Springs to take temporary custody of her two nieces. She has no money, no job prospects, and no idea how to be a mother to two little girls, but she isn’t about to let that stop her. Nor is she about to accept the help of Kevin Grantham, her handsome new neighbor, who seems to think she’s incapable of doing anything on her own.

 

Fun, compelling, and romantic, Prejudice Meets Pride is the story of a guy who thinks he has it all figured out and a girl who isn’t afraid to show him that he doesn’t. It’s about learning what it means to trust, figuring out how to give and to take, and realizing that not everyone gets to pick the person they fall in love with. Sometimes, love picks them.

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Coming Next in the Meet Your Match Series

 

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RachaelAbout the author: A USA Today bestselling author, Rachael Anderson is the mother of four and is pretty good at breaking up fights, or at least sending guilty parties to their rooms. She can’t sing, doesn’t dance, and despises tragedies. But she recently figured out how yeast works and can now make homemade bread, which she is really good at eating.

Find Ms. Anderson here: Website * Twitter * Facebook * Goodreads

 

 

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Book Blitz: Dancing on the Edge by Kit Bakke (spotlight, giveaway)

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DancingDancing on the Edge
written by Kit Bakke
published byBooktrope

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About the book: Twelve year-old Dot is not a dancer, but after her mother’s sudden and senseless death, she finds herself dancing on the edge…of everything.  After her whole world unravels in seconds, Dot is propelled on a voyage to discover the meaning of her past, and of her mother’s greatest gift to her.

With all familiar anchors swept away, Dot’s trip becomes a struggle between finding that gift and running away from a future that feels so bleak.  Pack your bags for a memorable, powerful journey into life in the wake of profound loss.efcexcerpt

From Chapter 1: The Red Tsunami

No one had expected Dot’s mother to die. It was a freak accident, Dot heard the medic say when he screeched the van into the Emergency Room driveway of the hospital and doctors and nurses ran out to rush Thea’s prone body through a door labeled Major Procedures. Although everyone moved quickly, it was already too late to do anything but talk.

Staring at the blue yarn or the yellow walls wasn’t enough to block the pictures of that cloudy Saturday afternoon. Dot couldn’t stop them from unreeling over and over again in her mind. Against her will, she watched her mother and herself leave their neighborhood branch of the Seattle Public Library, as they’d done hundreds of times ever since Dot was two years old, happily loaded with two weeks’ worth of adventure, fun and, just possibly, wisdom.

Next she saw her mother and herself outside the library entrance, holding their books and pointing at the clouds in the sky with their free hands. Dot remembered every word of their discussion about the definite preponderance of nimbostratus formations. They agreed it might rain soon, so they decided they’d better take the bus instead of walking. Most of Dot and Thea’s decisions were like that—choices made together after an interesting chat. Thea always said she learned as much as Dot when they talked like that, which always made Dot feel good.

Dot stared harder at the tufts of blue, trying like crazy to hang on and not go past the cloud conversation. But she failed, like she always had this past week, and the next memory reel started up, the one where she walked to the corner with her mother. For the millionth time Dot watched as she and her mother stood waiting for the light to change so they could cross over to their bus stop. Then came the completely and totally unstoppable scene—the part when the big red trailer truck roared by and its huge, sticking-out side-view mirror hit Thea right at eye level. Dot heard the damp thudding sound echo again and again as it smashed the top of her mother’s head and broke her neck. It was over in a flash.

Dot never imagined the world could change so fast. One second she had a mother, and the next second she didn’t. One second she was an ordinary kid with ordinary problems, a second later she was an orphan who was afraid of everything. It wasn’t just her mother who had lost her hold on life.

 

KitAbout the author: Kit Bakke spent the last half of the 20th century as a political radical (SDS and the Weather Underground), a pediatric oncology nurse, and an information technology consultant. In the 21st century, she became a published writer. Her MISS ALCOTT’S E-MAIL has led to further writing adventures, including being a founding member of Seattle7Writers (www.seattle7writers.org) and a chapter in HOTEL ANGELINE. Her latest book, DOT TO DOT, is a story of travel, discovery and possibly magic. Young teens, if they are good readers, like it, and so do adults.

Find Ms. Bakke here: webFacebook, Twitter, Goodreads

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DNF: Never Gone by Laurel Garver

never goneNever Gone
written by Laurel Garver
published by Laurel Garver

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Why did I pick this book: I was asked by the author to review this book. (I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Where I stopped reading: Location 585 of 1154 on the e-Book app of my iPhone.

Why I stopped reading: The book got progressively less novel-like and more trying-to-convert-me-like the more I read.  Somewhere between the heroine being damned for seeing a ghost and being advised that a “scientific” way of thinking was inferior to religion and ultimately incorrect, my heart hurt so much I had to stop.

Listen.  Faith and science aren’t opposites – I’m a big fan of both – but when one starts judging the other (no matter which side you start on) no one wins.

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What others have rated this book (as of posting date): According to Goodreads, the average rating for Never Gone is 4.17. It looks like a majority of readers gave this book 4 stars. There were 10 5-star reviews on Amazon. At Barnes & Noble, the majority of the reviews were 5 stars. Just because I didn’t finish this book doesn’t mean you won’t.

About the book – from Goodreads: Dani’s dad can’t play peacemaker when he’s dead. Can he? 

After her supportive father dies tragically, Dani has no clue how to cope alone with her perfectionist mother. 

Then she sees him: in her room, roaming the halls at church, wandering his own wake. Is it a miracle? Or is she losing her mind? 

Sunday school never prepared her for this kind of life after death. 

 

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Review: Lost Light by Michael Connelly

lost lightLost Light (Harry Bosch #9)
written by Michael Connelly
published by Little, Brown and Company

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Why did I pick this book: I’m a fan of Michael Connelly.

Did I enjoy this book: 
Of course.

One of the interesting marketing concepts of this author’s books is when you look at the cover, the first thing you see is his name: big, bold, and centered at the top. The title of the story is written below the name in smaller print. The publishers really know what they’re doing here because if you read one Michael Connelly book, you’ll search for his name to find another.

This is the 9th in a series of Harry Bosch stories. He’s getting old. He’s retired. But he still has an interesting story to tell. 

I think the retirement/aging issue is why I could only go 4 stars here. Without a badge and the backing of the LAPD – even with the politics he hates – he feels a little impotent. I still enjoyed the story but felt that Harry was loosing his edge. He still carries a note pad, isn’t good with computers, and basically can’t compete with younger detectives like Laurie Steven’s Gabriel McRay.

We love you Harry. But once you retire; you need to retire.

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Would I recommend it: Yes. It’s Michael Connelly. How could I not?

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About the book – from Goodreads: The vision has haunted him for four years–a young woman lying crumpled in death, her hand outstretched in silent supplication. Harry Bosch was taken off the Angella Benton murder case when the production assistant’s death was linked with the violent theft of two million dollars from a movie set. Both files were never closed. Now retired from the L.A.P.D., Bosch is determined to find justice for Angella. Without a badge to open doors and strike fear into the guilty, he’s on his own. And even in the face of an opponent more powerful and ruthless than any he’s ever encountered, Bosch is not backing down.

 

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Thoughtful Thursday – Book Series – April 24, 2014

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Reading Is Fun Again created Thoughtful Thursday. Each week, she posts a new bookish thought that she discusses. Everyone is welcome to join. 

 

April 24: Assuming that you are late to the party with a book series (and the entire series is completed) and you want to read every piece of text within a series’ universe that you can get your hands on, in what order to you read the books, short stories, and novellas within the universe? Do you read the books first and then the short stories and novellas if you want more? Do you read the books, short stories, and novellas in order (either publication or chronological)? Do you read them in some other order?

 

As a book reviewer I’m very rarely late to the party… it’s honestly one of my least favorite bits about my job.  I’m definitely a “wait until the entire series is on Netflix to watch the first episode” sort of gal, so though some people might be excited to get Advanced Reader Copies of yet-to-be-published books, I often wish I could time travel to the release day of the last book in a series and then read them back-to-back all in one go.  Having said that, though, my general rule is to,

“Begin at the beginning…and go on till [I] come to the end: then stop”

 

(Thanks, Mr. Carrol).  I sort of equate short stories and novellas to the B-side tracks of a music album, so unless I’m truly, utterly obsessed with a musician…err… a book series…  I’m likely not going to scour you-tube (um, I mean the bookstore) for the B-sides.

 

Be sure to check out the other posts on this topic at Reading Is Fun Again.

 

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Blog Tour: My Not So Super Sweet Life by Rachel Harris (review, giveaway)

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not so super sweet - harris - final copy2My Not So Super Sweet Life (My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century #3)
written by Rachel Harris
published by Entangled Teen

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Why did I pick this book: I read the first two books in this series — My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century and A Tale of Two Centuries — and loved them. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to participate in the blog tour for My Not So Super Sweet Life hosted by Rockstar Book Tours(I received a copy of this book for review purposes.)

Did I enjoy this book: 
I did enjoy this book. I had been waiting for its release for awhile, and I jumped at the chance to participate in the blog tour. I read this book every free chance I had, and I couldn’t put it down.

This was a good addition to the series. I enjoyed finding out what happened to Cat and Less as well as Lucas and Austin. It was fun to see them be “normal” teens. “Normal” until Cat’s mother drops a bomb on national television. I felt bad for Cat, but I could also understand her feelings of wanting to get information from her mother. Wanting to have a relationship with her even though she knew it probably wasn’t possible.

Lucas is a sweetheart. He is a great match for Cat. I was happy she had him in this book.

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My one small disappointment was that there was no time travel in this book. I was kind of hoping for some, especially considering who an unexpected person looked like. I mean, come on. Plus, there was the whole thing at the end

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Anyway, this was another wonderful read from Ms. Harris. I truly hope there will be another addition to the My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century series. Please, Rachel. Pretty please!!!!! =D

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Would I recommend it: Yes. Read this entire series. I know I will be reading it again soon.

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About the book: 
Cat Crawford just wants to be normal—or at least as normal as a daughter of Hollywood royalty can be. And it looks like fate is granting her wish: she’s got an amazing boyfriend, Lucas; her fabulous cousin, Alessandra, living with her; and her dad planning his second marriage to a great future stepmom. That is, until her prodigal mother reveals on national television that she has something important to tell her daughter…causing a media frenzy.

Lucas Capelli knows his fate is to be with Cat, and he’s worked hard to win her over once and for all. Unfortunately, Lucas has his own issues to deal with, including a scandal that could take him away from the first place he’s truly belonged.

As secrets are revealed, rumors explode, and the world watches, Cat and Lucas discover it’s not fate they have to fight if they want to stay together…this time, it’s their own insecurities.

Well, and the stalkerazzi.

rachel harrisAbout the author: As a teen, Rachel Harris threw raging parties that shook her parents’ walls and created embarrassing fodder for future YA novels. As an adult, she reads and writes obsessively, rehashes said embarrassing fodder, and dreams up characters who become her own grown up version of imaginary friends.

She grew up in New Orleans, watching soap operas with her grandmother and staying up late sneak reading her mam’s favorite romance novels. Now a Cajun cowgirl living in Houston, she still stays up too late reading her favorite romances, only now, she can do so openly. She firmly believes life’s problems can be solved with a hot, powdered-sugar-coated beignet or a thick slice of king cake, and that screaming at strangers for cheap, plastic beads is acceptable behavior in certain situations.

She homeschools her two beautiful girls and loves watching reality television with her amazing husband. She writes young adult, new adult, and adult Fun, Flirty Escapes, and LOVES talking with readers!

Find Ms. Harris here: WebsiteBlogTwitterFacebookGoodreads

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Tour Schedule:

Week One:

4/21/2014- Jenna Does Books– Review

4/21/2014- Coffee, Books and Me– Interview

4/22/2014- Meredith & Jennifer’s Musing– Review

4/22/2014- Vi3tbabe– Excerpt

4/23/2014- Pandora’s Books– Review

4/23/2014- Stuck In Books– Guest Post

4/24/2014- The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club– Review

4/24/2014- Library of a Book Witch– Excerpt

4/25/2014- Every Free Chance Book Reviews– Review

4/25/2014- Book Loving Mom– Excerpt

Week Two:

4/28/2014- The Book Belles– Review

4/28/2014- Mercurial Musings– Excerpt

4/29/2014- Mundie Moms– Review

4/29/2014- The Cover Contessa– Guest Post

4/30/2014- Book Angel Booktopia– Review

4/30/2014- Swoony Boys PodcastInterview

5/1/2014- Bookaholics Anonymous– Review

5/1/2014- TSK TSK What to Read– Excerpt

5/2/2014- Once upon a twilightReview

5/2/2014- Fantasy Book Addict– Guest Post

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