Sunday, July 31, 2016

New Arrivals To The TBR Pile In July

Title: How To Lose A Duke In Ten Days by Kate McKinley
Description: Lucas Alexander, the ninth Duke of Arlington, is a man who gets what he wants. So when he sees the alluring Miss Pippa Welby from across a crowded ballroom, he vows to make her his. But the bold and spirited Pippa has sworn never to marry into the haute ton. Now Lucas must win her the only way he knows how—one wicked kiss at a time.

The daughter of a wealthy tradesman, Pippa has been sneered at by the upper echelons her entire life. So when the duke arrives on her doorstep with an invitation to her own engagement ball—to him—in ten days, Pippa hatches a daring plan. She must lose the duke before the ball, or risk losing her own heart.

Title: Let’s Be Just Friends by Camilla Isley
Description: What if the man you’ve always loved isn’t the right one for you?

Rose Atwood has been in love with her best friend since she was twelve years old. The only problem is, he's the biggest player to have ever landed on Earth. Rose has waited forever for Tyler to grow up, all the while keeping her feelings under wraps for fear of getting hurt.

But after watching Tyler go through girl after girl, Rose has lost hope he’ll ever change. Being Tyler's best friend is becoming more difficult with every passing year and every new woman in his life—especially when the girlfriend du jour is Georgiana, a snotty, beautiful girl who’s in Law School with them and who never leaves Tyler's side.

When Rose, dumped by her long-term boyfriend, moves temporarily into Tyler’s apartment, tension spikes. Georgiana wants Rose out of the house. Rose wants Georgiana out of Tyler’s life. And Tyler … well, he doesn’t really know what he wants.

As an unexpected argument brings Rose and Tyler closer than they’ve ever been, they must decide if there’s more to their relationship than being just friends. And they must do it quickly, as Georgiana is determined to do everything in her power to keep Tyler and Rose apart. After all, all is fair in love and war.

Will Rose make a leap of faith and trust Tyler with her heart?

Will Tyler make the right choice, or will he be too late?

Let's Be Just Friends is a fast paced, captivating novella that will keep you glued to the pages with humor, heartbreak, and romance. It's a story about friendship, love, and the choices we make.

Title: Sister Agatha: The World’s Oldest Serial Killer by Domhnall O’Donoghue
Description: Sister Agatha is a colossal 118 years of age, whose vim and vigor would put the most robust athletes to shame. During a routine check-up, however, her doctor claims she has just a week to live, news that proves to be quite inconvenient, seeing as the beloved sister has one ambition in life: to be the oldest person in the world. At last count, she was the fifth.

However, never one to admit defeat, Sister Agatha concocts a bold Plan B. Dusting off her passport, she decides to leave Irish shores for the first time in her very long life, and using the few days remaining, plans to travel across three continents and meet the only four people whose birthday cakes boast more candles than hers.

And then, one by one, she intends on killing them.

Title: The Bare Witch Project by Celeste Hall
Description: Morgan is a wannabe witch with a fear of cats and a traumatic history that puts her straight into the path of trouble. When a large black cat races into her house to escape a dog attack, she considers it just another example of how bad her luck has become. But this was no ordinary cat. Her life was about to be turned upside down by an ultra-sexy stranger that had a few dark secrets of his own.

Sunday, July 10, 2016

REVIEW: Fat Chance by Nick Spalding

Title: Fat Chance
Author: Nick Spalding
Publisher: Lake Union Publishing
Publication Date: October, 2014
Genre: Chick Lit
Buy The Book: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Audible

Description: Meet Zoe and Greg Milton, a married couple who have let themselves go.

Zoe was a stunner in her high school days, but the intervening decades have added seventy pounds, and removed most of her self-esteem.

Greg's rugby-playing days are well and truly behind him, thanks to countless beers and fast food.

When Elise, a radio DJ and Zoe's best friend, tells them about a new competition, it seems like the perfect opportunity to turn their lives around. Fat Chance will pit six hefty couples against one another to see who can collectively lose the most weight and walk away with a large cash prize.

So begins six months of abject misery, tears, and frustration—that just might turn out to be the best thing that ever happened to them—in another laugh-out-loud look at the way we live now from bestselling author Nick Spalding.

My Thoughts: I really enjoyed this laugh out loud story that addresses an issue we all have experienced at some point in our lives with humor and realistic expectations and results. Zoe and Greg are a married couple who are given an opportunity, a reluctant opportunity, from Zoe’s best friend to join a weight loss competition. Over the years, Zoe and Greg have settled into marriage, careers and everyday life without paying attention to their expanding waistlines. This entertaining story chronicles their efforts to not only adopt a healthier lifestyle and lose the weight to win the competition, but also gives the reader a front row glimpse into their frustration and joy with every step they take.

Zoe and Greg are well drawn characters and it was very easy to empathize with both of them. They each experience several humiliating incidents as they each struggle to shed each pound. Treadmill incidents, cabbage diets, Nazi personal trainers, Zoe and Greg are desperate enough to try anything and the results are entertaining. As a reader, I quickly felt a connection for them both and cheered each milestone of success they achieve. I am looking forward to more from this author.

My Final Verdict: I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a very funny read about a serious issue. Anyone who is currently struggling with weight loss or is fighting to maintain a healthier lifestyle and needs a little shot of inspiration, this book is for you.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of Fat Chance from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.


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