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Mini-Reviews Monday #6

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!

The Mermaid's Voice Returns in This One (Women Are Some Kind of Magic, #3)The Mermaid’s Voice Returns In This One by Amanda Lovelace

Genres: Poetry
Publisher: Andrews McMeel
Publication Date: March 5th 2019
Source: Netgalley
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

Amanda Lovelace will forever be apart of my favorite poets list. Her words are always gripping, raw, and powerful–and this poetry collection is no exception. Unlike previous collections in the series, this one felt more…everywhere–like their wasn’t a set direction we were heading but rather it was jumbled and all over the place. I am not sure if this was intentional and a way to imitate how life can be jumbled and messy; but I don’t think I was a huge fan of this aspect. Lovelace also incorporated poetry from other poets within this collection which is also a new aspect within the series. I didn’t mind this integration of other’s works as it brought a fresh and different perspective to the heavy topics that Lovelace tackles in her poetry. Overall though I really did enjoy this one and found several of her poems that spoke to me on a deeper level than others.

CW: child abuse, gun violence, intimate partner abuse, sexual assault, eating disorders, self-harm, suicide, alcohol, trauma, death, violence, fire.
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Text Me Baby One More Time by Teagan Hunter [ARC REVIEW]

Text Me Baby One More TimeGenres: New Adult, Romance Comedy
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: February 10th 2019
Source: Inkslinger PR
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstarsfangirlstars

I love you, he said.
Forever, he said.
Turns out, he lied.

When he leaves me high and dry after a cross-country move, I push him out of my life as much as I can, which is hard to do when the guy who broke your heart also happens to be the most famous dude in town.

After a disastrous year, he’s aiming to rehab his reputation, and I just so happen to be aiming for a promotion at the paper.

So, we strike a deal, and it’s a win-win all around.

Besides, what’s the harm in a few dates to charity galas anyway?

He’s arrogant, a total jerk. There’s no way I’ll fall for him…again.

I used to love him. Now I hate him…I think.

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Teaching Tucker by Jillian Quinn [ARC REVIEW]

Teaching Tucker (Face-Off Legacy Book 3)Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance
Publisher: Penn Publishing
Publication Date: February 6th 2019
Source: Author, Enticing Book Journey Promotions
Format: eARC
Rating: fangirlstarsfangirlstars

After a drunken hookup, I never thought I would see Tucker again… 
Until he strolls into my classroom like he owns the school. 
He handed out orgasms like it was his job. 
Now, it’s my turn to grade him. 

I’m a teaching assistant until the end of the semester. 
A position I scored because I’m a goody-two-shoes. 
Not the girl who sleeps with smoking hot hockey players. 

But he’s failing the class, and I can help him pass. 
So we come to an agreement. 
One that ends with us breaking all the rules… 
And if I’m not careful, my heart. 

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Mini-Reviews Monday #5

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!

#Awestruck (#Lovestruck #3)#Awestruck by Sariah Wilson

Genres: New Adult, Sports Romance
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: Jane 8th 2019
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Format: ebook
Rating: DNF

This was a buddy read with Soph and I honestly have no words to describe how much it pained me to get to 36% before I couldn’t take it anymore. None of the characters felt real or authentic; their actions are super fake and doesn’t fit the plot or background stories of their characters. We also get another fake relationship that is hella fake (like my nonexistent love life feels more real than whatever this was trying to be). Honestly I just wanted to shoot myself in the foot the entire time. I did take a peak at the ending to see if it was worth continuing to pull my teeth out but the ending is just hella messy and doesn’t even sound realistic under the circumstances. Not a fan was I. Continue reading “Mini-Reviews Monday #5”