Exciting Changes and New Beginnings!!

Hello book lovers!! I have so much to share today and I'm super excited to tell you all!!

I'm sure you guys have probably noticed that it has been a bit quiet around here lately and I can assure you that I have a VERY good reason for this!!

My good blogging friend Ari from The Daydreaming Bookworm and I were talking one day and we have decided to try out co-blogging!! 

Ari have a lot of the same interest when it comes to books and we love buddy reading together with some of our other friends, so we thought why not join forces? 

Introducing our new blog together;

We are so excited to launch this new project together and further share and gush about our love of all things bookish!!

While she and I co-blog on the new blog my blog here will be on a hiatus until further notice. I will probably still hop on from time to time to review some ARCS, but my main focus will be this new blog. If you are a regular visitor of my blog then please come check out The New Romantics. I can guarantee you'll continue to find the same great books I already gush about on here and have double the fun. 

My social media links will all remain the same, so please go ahead and follow them so you can keep up with me and also keep updated with the new blog. 

Any social medias associated with the new blog will be on its page so please go and stalk!!

Thank you all so much for continuing to follow me on this fun journey, I've had so much fun, and I can't wait to continue on with this new venture

When It's Real (Arc Review)

TITLE: When It's Real
AUTHOR: Erin Watt
MY RATING: 4.5/5
From #1 New York Times bestselling author duo Erin Watt comes the addictive contemporary tale of a teen rock star in need of an image makeover and the teen girl hired to be his fake girlfriend. 

Meet Oakley Ford-teen celebrity, renowned pop star, child of famous movie stars, hottie with millions of fangirls… and restless troublemaker. On the surface he has it all, but with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry, and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley's team decides it's time for an intervention. The result: an image overhaul, complete with a fake girlfriend meant to show the world he's settled down.

Enter seventeen-year-old Vaughn Bennett-devoted sister, part-time waitress, the definition of "normal." Under ordinary circumstances she'd never have taken this gig, but with her family strapped for cash, she doesn't have much of a choice. And for the money Oakley's team is paying her, she figures she can put up with outlandish Hollywood parties and a team of publicists watching her every move. So what if she thinks Oakley's a shallow, self-centered jerk? It's not like they're going to fall for each other in real life…right?
 *complementary arc provided via author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

Between everyday life stresses, and trying to keep up with my new class I have been swamped by life and adulting. I knew that I needed something easy and lighthearted to read to get me out of my slump, and When it's Real was the best book for this!!

17 year old Vaughn Bennett is just coasting through life trying to get by and figure out what she wants to do with her future. Since her parents death a few years ago she has been hard at work making sure she helps her older sister take care and provide for their younger twin brothers.

19 year old Oakley Ford is a teen heartthrob with more than a few scandals under his belt. His younger years of fame were spent being the headline of many gossip blogs, but now that he has gotten a little older his team decides its time to clean up his image. Oakley has also hasn't released a new album in 3 years and he's itching to put out new music for his fans, only problem is he's having a serious case of writer's block.

Enter in the deal of a lifetime for Vaughn, pretend to be Oakley's new girlfriend and she'll be guaranteed enough money to provide for her family. And Oakley will be given a possible shot to show a popular producer that he's more than just a young party boy.

Seems pretty easy right? But what can happen when the lines of pretending start to blur into something a little...more? What ensues is the journey of two people who can barley get along, to the beginnings of maybe a little bit more.

When it's Real was my first Erin Watt book and I definitely see the hype behind this writing duo. It was so easy to get into this book and get lost in the character's lives. It was the perfect book to read for the summer time because of how light it was, this is a book that you want to sit at the beach and read in one go (no beaches near me though so I settled for my room instead lol). Vaughn was such a relatable heroine who is going through something that I myself went through, which is figuring out what to make of yourself in this thing called life, and learning to live for yourself and not others. Sometimes we may take longer than others to reach our point in life where we know, but the important thing is never giving up until you get there.

I also really LOVED the family relationships in this book!! I feel like sometimes with YA, families can be pushed to the side, so seeing it in this book was a huge plus for me. Vaughn's sister was so strong and supportive and so active in her siblings lives. Reading how Oakley spent time with their family was another plus for me because you could tell that he genuinely enjoyed spending time with them and getting to know them.

Oakley was such a sweetie and he was the perfect guy for Vaughn (take that W!!), he cared about who she was as a person, and all the things that made her happy in life. He was so supportive, and made it his goal to keep her happy with a smile on her face. He never once pressured her to do anything that she wasn't comfortable with, which is always so important in any relationship.

If you're on the hunt for the perfect summer read then you need to read When it's Real!! If you love a good slow burn romance with the right amount of sweetness then this is for you. You'll be devouring the entire book in one sitting with a satisfied smile on your face


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Cover Reveal + Pre-Order: The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon

It's finally here!!
Happy cover reveal day to the amazing Amy Harmon for The Queen and the Cure!! It's the much anticipated follow up to book one; The Bird and the Sword. If you haven't read the first book, what are you waiting for?

(check out my review for The Bird and the Sword here)

There will be a battle, and you will need to protect your heart.

Kjell of Jeru had always known who he was. He'd never envied his brother or wanted to be king. He was the bastard son of the late King Zoltev and a servant girl, and the ignominy of his birth had never bothered him.

But there is more to a man than his parentage. More to a man than his blade, his size, or his skills, and all that Kjell once knew has shifted and changed. He is no longer simply Kjell of Jeru, a warrior defending the crown. Now he is a healer, one of the Gifted, and a man completely at odds with his power.

Called upon to rid the country of the last vestiges of the Volgar, Kjell stumbles upon a woman who has troubling glimpses of the future and no memory of the past. Armed with his unwanted gift and haunted by regret, Kjell becomes a reluctant savior, beset by old enemies and new expectations. With the woman by his side, Kjell embarks upon a journey where the greatest test may be finding the man she believes him to be. 
Pre-order links:
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2pemj5W
iTunes: https://itun.es/us/Lobbjb.l
Kobo: http://bit.ly/KoboTQATC
Barnes & Noble: coming soon!

Release date: May 9, 2017

 Cover design: By Hang Le - http://www.byhangle.com/

About the author:
Amy Harmon is a Wall Street JournalUSA Today, and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in fifteen different languages, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.
Amy Harmon has written eleven novels — the USA Today Bestsellers, The Bird and The Sword, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as From Sand and Ash, The Law of Moses, The Song of David, Infinity + One, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue. Her recent release, The Bird and the Sword, is a Goodreads Best Fantasy of 2016 finalist. 

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