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Mini-Reviews Monday #8

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

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Getting Hot with the Scot (Sometimes in Love, #1)Getting Hot With The Scot by Melonie Johnson

Genres: Romance
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Publication Date: April 30th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstars

This was not the book for me. I requested it because of it’s blurb by Christina Lauren of it being “Playful, passionate, and positively unputdownable”; yeah, well unfortunately, I didn’t feel like it was playful nor passionate and I was definitely able to set this bad boy down on several occasions. I felt like there was absolutely no chemistry or connection between our Scot, Logan, and our heroine, Cassie; and the lengths this guys went to get what he wanted from her was borderline creepy. I was really overall put off by our hero the entire time.

I also felt like the author tried way to hard to make Logan authentic that it came entirely fake (almost like she got way to happy with the scottish slang dictionary and decided to throw as much of it in the book as she could). Maybe this is a case of right book, wrong reader–but this wasn’t the book for me sadly.

ARC provided by St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley in exchange for my honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review
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March Book Haul || The Month I Forgot What Self-Control Was

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Proof I lost the self-control I gained

I honestly don’t know what happened…

One minute I was planning accordingly what I was going to get this month and the next thing I know, I am staring at a trove of books and a sobbing bank account in the corner rocking itself back and forth.

I went overboard in March on books. I knew I was going to be spending more on books than usual as TeenBookCon was happening and I waddle out of there with a new stash of greatness, but wow March was also painted with B&N sales and awesome finds at my local Half Price that I literally could not pass up.

As always, before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of my purchases were deals from bookbub.com, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness.
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February Book Haul || The Month I Began To Learn Self-Control

I am learning folks!

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proof of me learning self-control

In the month of February it seems I learned what the word self-control was, because my lot size diminished from January’s by a whopping six books! Which is shocking cause Barnes and Noble had that huge 50% off sale, and ya girl was HERE for it. Nothing like a nice waddle through retail therapy to help soothe the struggle episodes of depression. 10/10 fam.

As always, before I get into the bounty of which my kindle and shelves cry out to in joy, let me preface this with I am a super frugal and hella cheap person. Most–if not all– of these purchases were deals from bookbub.com, amazon, audible, etc. which amounted to many of them being free, as well as through my carefully thought out monthly book budget as I have placed reading and supporting authors and the arts a priority when planning my personal finances. With that being said, take a look at my walk of shamelessness. Continue reading “February Book Haul || The Month I Began To Learn Self-Control”

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Mini-Reviews Monday #7

Mini-Reviews Monday is a monthly series in which I attempt to get caught up on reviews in bulk. These reviews are a highlight reel instead of an in-depth look into my time reading these novels. If you would like an in-depth version of my review, let me know in the comments!

Accidental Groom (Accidental Love Book 1)Accidental Groom by Dana Mason

Genres: Romance
Publisher: Bookouture
Publication Date: April 2nd 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: DNF

Wow a time.

Honestly, I am a sucker for accidental marriages but this one didn’t do it for me folks. Off the bat we are hit with this blinding insta-love attraction where our Hero invites our heroine to a comedy festival to take her mind off her recent breakup and betrayal–and because he can’t stand to be away from her. Not even after an hour of meeting him, she agrees and off they go. I got to 42% before I decided to DNF this novel as the writing and dialogue were super cheesy and I felt like the relationship between our main characters Mac and Kelley was never real or felt real. Every single scene felt rushed like we were on fast forward to get to the big plot points, making each transition (if you can call them that) and scene feel not worth my time.
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