Review || Better At Weddings Than You


Title: Better At Weddings Than You
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Synopsis:

Daphne Cardenas is the best wedding planner around, and everyone knows it. That’s why her friend Greg hired her as an emergency replacement one month before his wedding—because he fears his fiancée Helen is falling for the guy they first hired for the job.

Aaron Trinidad is new to the wedding industry but years of conference planning and loads of charm make him good at it. Really good at it. Planning the wedding of his friend Helen should be easy, and it is. To be unceremoniously fired isn’t good for his new career, but the chance to learn from the best might be the silver lining.

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Review || Keep the Faith (+ GIVEAWAY)


Title: Keep the Faith
Author: Ana Tejano
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Christian
Copy: Digital
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First things first: I received a digital copy of this book as part of my participation in a blog tour – this, however, affects neither my opinion nor the content of my review in any way. Many, many thanks to the author for this opportunity!

Keep the Faith is a relatively short novel that tackles, well, faith (and Faith, for that matter) – during devastating times, amidst large-scale tragedies, in the middle of heartbreak, and even in the people who don’t deserve it. The story immediately jumps into the messy aftermath of Faith’s breakup with her five-year boyfriend James. From there, we are whisked into her journey towards healing and moving forward. Make no mistake, however, Keep the Faith is more than what meets the eye.

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Review || Gambit


Title: Gambit
Author: C.L. Denault
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance
Copy: Digital
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Before anything else, I received a digital copy of this book from Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much!

In a society set in futuristic London exist two kinds of people: those with extraordinary, practically superhuman abilities and those without. The former are referred to as prodigies and are capable of rising to positions of fame, wealth and power, whereas the latter live in a state of extreme poverty.

For sixteen years, Willow Kent lived a normal, relatively peaceful life where her biggest problem was warding off the advances of drunken miners. However, shortly after hearing the terrible news of treachery in the Core, a powerful city where the elite and prodigies reside, she suddenly finds the military disrupting the peace in her small town in search of a traitor. While Reese, a genetically-enhanced military officer, and his colleagues are successful in identifying the culprit, they also find an unexpected and more significant discovery: her.

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Review || Smart Girl


Title: Smart Girl
Author: Rachel Hollis
Genre: Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Copy: Digital
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Before anything else, I received a digital Advanced Reading Copy (ARC) of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you very much, Rachel Hollis and Lake Union Publishing!

Smart Girl, the third installment in Hollis’ The Girls series, has not yet been officially released. The book is expected to be published this coming January 2016. As such, I will avoid any major spoilers in this review, which is a Herculean task for me because Smart Girl has easily wormed its way into my favorite novels. (Seriously, if you’ve already read the book and are in need of someone to squeal with, I’m your girl.)

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Review || Nirvana


Title: Nirvana
Author: J.R. Stewart
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Romance
Copy: Digital
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Oh my god. Oh my god. Oh my god. Okay, I’m done. *clears throat* Before anything else, I received a free digital copy of this book (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review. Thank you so abundantly much, J.R. Stewart and Blue Moon Publishers! Seriously, thank you.

I don’t think I have the discipline and capability to give a summary of this book’s plot without giving too much away. So instead, I’ll be quoting the book’s blurb.


When the real world is emptied of all that you love, how can you keep yourself from dependence on the virtual?

Animal activist and punk rock star Larissa Kenders lives in a dystopian world where the real and the virtual intermingle. After the disappearance of her soulmate, Andrew, Kenders finds solace by escaping to Nirvana, a virtual world controlled by Hexagon. In Nirvana, anyone’s deepest desires may be realized – even visits with Andrew.

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