Monday, April 29, 2013

ARC Review: Belonging by Karen Ann Hopkins

Belonging (Temptation, #2)
Title: Belonging
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Temptation #2
Number of Pages: 408
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN
Source: Author - ARC paperback
Genre: Romance > Contemporary
Reading Level: YA

I left everything I knew behind.

But it was worth it. He was worth it.

No one thought an ordinary girl like me would last two minutes living with the Amish, not even me. There are a lot more rules and a lot less freedom, and I miss my family and the life I once had. Worst of all, Noah and I aren't even allowed to see each other. Not until I've proven myself.

If I can find a way to make it work, we'll be NOAH & ROSE together forever.

But not everybody believes this is where I belong.
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The story of Belonging picks up almost directly after the first book, Temptation ended. If you have not read Temptation yet this review may have a few subtle spoilers so please be aware of that before you continue on. 

Rose and Noah are hopeless in love. From the moment they meet they somehow knew they were made for each other. Two half's of a perfect whole. There is just one problem that seems to always test their love..... He's Amish and she's not. Rose makes the difficult decision to leave her family and start a new life with Noah living...happily ever after. Eeh, not so much. Although Rose is desperate to see her way in living this new Amish lifestyle, there are so many different thing standing in her way. Her Father does not approve of his only daughter leaving the family to run off and live in this world he just does not understand or that fact that she is only 16 years old minor. The main challenge Rose faces is being accepted my Noah's family and the Amish community alike. She must gain the approval of the elders but most importantly the Bishop himself. 

Throughout all of these hardships, Rose still tries her very best to fit in as a Amish and live in this primitive life. But will her love for Noah and his love for her be enough to change the minds of everyone who counts? Will their LOVE stand the true test of time....?  I guess you'll have to read Belonging to find out. 

After reading Temptation last year and really falling in love with the book, I could not wait to find out what happens next. Throughout Belonging I keep trying to put myself in Rose's place, seeing through eyes why she choose to change her entire life for the boy she so desperately loves. I so admired Rose for all the hard work she did, and how accepting she was to Noah, his family and the Amish community. There were times I would ask myself.... "If I was Rose would I give up everything for someone I so deeply loved?" I think the readers of this book will end up questioning that very idea as well. The author, Karen Ann Hopkins knows first hand about Amish community living so close to one herself.  I really feel this gives her book such a realism that other Contemporary novels sometimes lack. Also, her writing style is very breezy and easy to read. Now although in the first book I had some minor problems with Noah (found here), and Temptation was a little to insta-love for me. Belonging seems dives deeper into Noah and Rose's relationship and how much they truly do love each other and the lengths they go to be together.

Belonging was as good as I expected it to be, maybe even better and even though I did have a couple things "problems" with the book (slow area's, and how Rose pretty much abandon her family), I feel the readers will fall in love with Noah and Rose all over again. 

 Totally Awesome! I loved it, would read again.

About The Author: Karen Ann Hopkins

Find Karen @

A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

I hope everyone one enjoyed my review. :) Please leave a comment with your thoughts on Belonging?

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cover Reveal: Unhinged by A.G. Howard

Happy Sunday everyone! I wanted to take the time today to share with my readers the cover reveal for the book, Unhinged by A.G. Howard. The first book is this series is Splintered. Maybe you remember it?

Splintered (Splintered, #1)
A fairytale re-telling of Alice in Wonderland. I just adored this book. It is one of my favorite reads of 2013 so far. Check out my review here

So here is the official new cover of the second book is the series. A.G. Howard posted the new cover yesterday all over the web and to say the least I just about fainted. XD!

Wait for it....





Unhinged (Splintered, #2)
OMG!!! Amazing!!! I am totally in LOVE!!! 

What are your thoughts on the new cover? Are you guys as excited as I am?

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Giveaway Winners....Look who won!

Thank you so much to everyone who entered the the following giveaways:

Winner of the ebook copy of A Shade of Vampire is:

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Winner of the ARC print copy of White Lines is: 

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Friday, April 26, 2013

Blog Tour: Belonging by Karen Ann Hopkins | Character Interview w/ Noah + Giveaway!

Hello everyone! Today I have the distinct pleasure to once again have author, Karen Ann Hopkins back on my blog. Last year I reviewed her first book Temptation and Karen wrote up a guest post to share with my readers. This time I am part of the Kismet Book Tour for the second book in the series, Belonging. I will be sharing with you all information about Belonging as well as a character interview with Noah. There will also be a chance to WIN a signed copy of Belonging at the end of this post.


Belonging (Temptation, #2)
Title: Belonging
Author: Karen Ann Hopkins
Series: Temptation #2
Number of Pages: 408
Expected publication: April 30th 2013 by Harlequin TEEN
Genre: Romance > Contemporary
Reading Level: YA

I left everything I knew behind.

But it was worth it. He was worth it.

No one thought an ordinary girl like me would last two minutes living with the Amish, not even me. There are a lot more rules and a lot less freedom, and I miss my family and the life I once had. Worst of all, Noah and I aren't even allowed to see each other. Not until I've proven myself.

If I can find a way to make it work, we'll be NOAH & ROSE together forever.

But not everybody believes this is where I belong.
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My Character Interview with Noah.

Q 1: Why Rose? Out of all the young Amish girls in your community, what made you fall in love with her?

In my community, there are at least two dozen girls that are close to my same age. Ever since I was
a small child they’ve been there—always looking the same way and doing the same things. Most
of them seem more like family than potential prospects. Sure, a few are pretty enough and a couple
of the Yoder girls are always smiling, but not one of them has ever caught my eye the way my new
neighbor, Rose Cameron, has. She’s spunky and smart and beautiful to boot—just the kind of girl for
me. The only problem is, she’s an outsider and it’s strictly forbidden for me to court her. I’m not even
allowed to talk to her. Maybe that’s part of the intrigue. She’s completely off-limits. But, during our
secret meetings, I’ve gotten to know her pretty well, and there’s something about her that I can’t quite
put my finger on. It’s as if she’s always been my girl…and always will be.

Q 2:  Tell me a little about being Amish. What is one of the hardest parts of living this lifestyle?

I know many outsiders mock our simple ways and our refusal to use their technology and fancy things.
But I can honestly say that I’m content with my life. Working the horses and tilling the land is in my
blood. I can’t imagine a life without early morning breakfasts and prayer around the table or a day
working with the wind on my face and the sunshine on my back. Sure the suspenders are aggravating
as all get out, and sometimes I struggle to stay awake during the three hour Sunday services, but I
reckon it’s a fair trade in the end. I wouldn’t give up my plain ways for the outsiders’ pickup trucks,
computers and movie screens. The more difficult road is the truer one for me.

Q 3:  From first glance, what was it about Rose that attracted you to her?

Rose’s bright blue eyes sparking fire at her brother got me first off. She was soaking wet and her hair
bounced down her back in a tangled mess when she scraped with Justin. Once I got past the shock
of seeing a girl in such a state, I couldn’t take my eyes off her—even with Father and Jacob standing
nearby. I’d have to say, I was smitten at first sight.

Q 4:  What is your most favorite and the worst family chore you must do?

I jump at the chance to do anything with the horses; grooming, shoeing or simply cleaning a stall is
hardly like work to me at all, but ask me to mow our two acre lawn and I’ll roll my eyes for sure.

Q 5:  If you could change one thing you did or said to Rose during your relationship, what would it be?

I would take back ever accusing Rose that she wanted to take the easy way out by remaining English.
I’ve learned a thing or two since then, but I know better now. Rose doesn’t shy away from anything,
hard work included.

Q 6:  What is your favorite fun activity to do with your family? (since computers, games and such are not allowed)

On warm summer nights, after a long day of baling hay or framing a house, we’ll all gather around
the bonfire pit in the backyard. Mother will have treats on hand, like homemade ice cream in waffle
cones or puffed sugar to roast in the flames. After we’ve filled our bellies, Mother and the girls will
begin singing. My brothers and I don’t ever join in, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t enjoy listening
to the way their voices blended together. The sound is what I imagine would come from the mouths
of angels. When their songs finally end, Father’s voice booms out in the darkness with all sorts of
interesting stories, some are made up adventures of rebellious boys and the trouble they get in, but in
the end there’s always a lesson to be learned. The smell of the wood-smoke and the laughter in the
night air always puts my spirit at peace.

Q 7:  Is there anything about Rose you wish you could change or just don't like about her?

Even though Rose is about as stubborn as a mule on a rainy day, I wouldn’t change a thing about her.
All the trouble she gives me keeps me on my toes.

Q 8:  Where do you see yourself 5 years down the road? What are your life goals?

I reckon in five years, Rose and I will have a couple of toddlers running around. Family means
everything to me and I hope to be as good a Father to my children as my own has been to me. I’ll
be a partner on the Miller construction crew and tending a large farm. In the evenings I’ll be tuckered
out from the long day of work and chores, but I’ve made a promise to Rose that I’ll make time to go
riding with her in the corn fields several evenings each week. Our lives will be filled with hard work and
sacrifice, but also a lot of laughter and love.

Q 9:  Would you ever give up being Amish for Rose? Explain your choice.

As long as Rose wants me, I won’t live without her. If I have to leave the Amish to keep her by my
side, I’d do it, but my hope is that she’ll choose to be Amish with me.

Q 10:  When was the first moment you knew you were in love with Rose? Where were you at or what happen?

When I think back on it, the first minute I laid eyes on her, I was a goner. My senses came alive at that
moment. Colors blazed brighter, smells were sweeter and sounds sharper. I thought I was plum crazy
when my body reacted the way it did at the sight of the English girl. I had to be careful to keep it all
in so Father and Jacob wouldn’t be the wiser. For a while I tried to convince myself I wasn’t falling for
Rose, but when I was alone with her in the woods on that warm, summer night, I finally let the feelings
in…and I knew I’d found the love of my life.

About The Author: Karen Ann Hopkins

Find Karen @
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A native of New York State, Karen Ann Hopkins now lives with her family on a farm in northern Kentucky, where her neighbors in all directions are members of a strict Amish community. Her unique perspective became the inspiration for the story of star-crossed lovers Rose and Noah. When she’s not homeschooling her kids, giving riding lessons or tending to a menagerie of horses, goats, peacocks, chickens, ducks, rabbits, dogs and cats, she is dreaming up her next romantic novel.

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Tour Schedule:

Monday, April 22th - Ashley loves books
Tuesday, April 23th -  A Little Shelf of Heaven
Wednesday, April 24th - One Day YA
Thursday, April 25h - Fic Talk
Friday, April 26th - Bittersweet Enchantment

Monday, April 29th - Reader Girls
Tuesday, April 30th - Bumbles and Fairy Tales
Wednesday, May 1sh - The YA Bookworm
Thursday, May 2nd - The Book Heist
Friday, May 3rd -  Page Turners

Monday, May 6th -  Books Complete Me
Tuesday, May 7th -  Bookish Escape
Wednesday, May 8th - Book Sp(l)ot Reviews
Thursday, May 9th - Irish Banana
Friday, May 10th - The Cozy Reader

Thank you for stopping by! Be sure to come on back in a few days. I will be posting my review of Belonging.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Book Blast: Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris + Giveaway!

Hello my wonderful readers and fellow book nerds! Welcome to the Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris BOOK BLAST hosted by Book Nerds Tours. I am so totally excited to be able to take part in this and looking forward to sharing with you all about this marvelous book. I read Unraveling last June and really adore it. I just can't wait to get my hands on a copy of Unbreakable soon! So sit back, relax and enjoy! Also, be sure to enter the EPIC giveaway at the end of this post for a chance to win: 

A Signed Copy of Unbreakable & Swag
(Bookmark, Sticker, Poster & Magnet) by Elizabeth Norris.
2 Winners will receive a Swag (Bookmark, Sticker, Poster & Magnet) by Elizabeth Norris.

Unbreakable by Elizabeth Norris
Hardcover, 496 pages
Series: Unraveling #2
Expected publication: April 23rd 2013 by Balzer + Bray

Four months after Ben disappeared through the portal to his home universe, Janelle believes she’ll never see him again. Her world is still devastated, but life is finally starting to resume some kind of normalcy. Until Interverse Agent Taylor Barclay shows up. Somebody from an alternate universe is running a human trafficking ring, kidnapping people and selling them on different Earths—and Ben is the prime suspect. Now his family has been imprisoned and will be executed if Ben doesn’t turn himself over within five days.

And when Janelle learns that someone she cares about—someone from her own world—has become one of the missing, she knows that she has to help Barclay, regardless of the danger. Now Janelle has five days to track down the real culprit. Five days to locate the missing people before they’re lost forever. Five days to reunite with the boy who stole her heart. But as the clues begin to add up, Janelle realizes that she’s in way over her head—and that she may not have known Ben as well as she thought. Can she uncover the truth before everyone she cares about is killed?
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About The Author: Elizabeth Norris

Find Elizabeth @ 

Elizabeth Norris briefly taught high school English and history before trading the southern California beaches and sunshine for Manhattan's recent snowpocalyptic winter.

She harbors dangerous addictions to guacamole, red velvet cupcakes, sushi, and Argo Tea, fortunately not all together.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Review: If I Were You by Lisa Renee Jones

If I Were You (Inside Out Trilogy, #1)
Title: If I Were You
Authors: Lisa Renee Jones
Number of Pages: 384
Published: March 12th 2013 by Simon & Schuster
Source: Publisher - paperback
Genre: Contemporary Romance > Erotica
Reading Level: Adult

When Sara McMillan finds a stack of journals in a storage unit, she’s shocked and enthralled by the erotic life the writer led. Unable to stop reading, she vicariously lives out dark fantasies through Rebecca, the writer—until the terrifying final entry.

Certain something sinister has happened, Sara sets out to discover the facts, immersing herself in Rebecca’s life. Soon she’s working at the art gallery Rebecca worked at and meeting Rebecca’s friends. Finding herself drawn to two dangerously sexy men, the manager of the gallery and a famed artist, Sara realizes she’s going down the same path Rebecca took. But with the promise of her dark needs being met by a man with confident good looks and a desire for control, she’s not sure anything else matters. Just the burn for more.
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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be someone else? Have you ever read a book or watched a movie and found yourself thinking: "I wish I had her life"? 

If I Were You is the story of one woman who wonders exactly that. 

Sarah McMillan lives alone and is a high school English teacher. She leads a very plain and predictable life. One day Sarah's friend and next door neighbor Ella drops by and shows Sarah a journal she found in a storage unit she bought. (like the TV show Storage Wars) After Ella suddenly runs off to Paris to get married on a whim, Sarah comes to inherits these journals. What lies within the pages will come to change Sarah's life forever...

 Sarah unable resist taking a peek at them and learns they have been written by a woman named Rebecca. As Sarah reads on she is given an inside look into Rebecca's life....or more so her sex life. These dark and erotic journals tell the story of Rebecca's affair with her unnamed lover. Sarah now questions herself: Why would anyone leave behind such intimate diary and what really happen to Rebecca? 

But to find out the truth Sarah must dive deeper into Rebecca's world.... a life full of dark secrets, sexual desires, and her most hidden fantasies. Now caught between living two different lives, Sarah walks the fine line between reality and something so much more....

If I Were You left me breathless. Quite literally. I am head over heals in LOVE with this book. I mean if you know me I read a good 80% YA novels, I prefer them. When I was asked to read the If I Were You by the author I was a little hesitant only because I have not written many reviews for this type of novel. So to my surprise I was totally floored by how AMAZING this book really is. I just could not put this book down and read well into the night. Author Lisa Renee Jones superb writing skills and hot sexy love scenes make If I Were You a perfectly perfect read. I found not a single fault in the book. The story and characters took hold of my attention and refused to let go long after the last page. 

Without a doubt I recommend this book to all adult readers as one NOT to miss! 
"If I Were YOU", I would run out and buy this book right away. 

Totally EPIC! One of the best books I have read. A MUST read!!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Cover Reveal + Giveaway: This is Forever by S.A. Price

Did it get you curious? Winter is the very sexy bassist for the band 13 Shades of Red, and his book, THIS IS FOREVER will be releasing December 2013. Wanna see the cover?

Now isn’t that just sexy? From now till December if you check out some of your favorite blogs that are rocking the mini graphic on the side column, we will be giving some teasers, excerpts and interviews about the book, on the 10th of the month.

Believe me; it really is going to be a Long Hard Winter. *wink*

And now… for a sexy sneak peek at THIS IS FOREVER…(Does contain strong language)

Seeing Lola after eight months was a fucking kick in the teeth. She had changed her hair, it was purple with black streaks, and she was wearing one fucker of an outfit. Platform Mary Jane’s, her signature, purple torn fishnet thigh highs with garters that ended in bows with skulls on them, micro mini in black satin with a lace trim. She had tripled up on her belts, her little baby tee molding to her torso like a second skin. It was razor cut in places, showing skin and the purple of her lace bra. Her arms warmers were knitted with little skulls on them. He was pretty sure she wasn’t wearing underwear also, the girl just loved to shock. Dare he think it was for his benefit? He wasn’t sure he even saw her, thinking he was dreaming the perfection before him.

But dreams don’t blow you off… at least his didn’t. His dreams, her especially, blew him. When dreams blew you off, those were called nightmares, and those sucked. Sucked like life was sucking right now. She had walked in with the rest of her band, greeted everyone but him, her gaze lingering a little too long on Colin, Rhys’ little brother, but then moved on as she kissed cheeks and hugged people.

 He had to adjust his groin, discreetly of course, when she and Saffron hugged and snuggled. Apparently over the past several months Saffron and Lola had become quite the BFF, with Lola staying at Saffron’s place in New York when she had to go in for several shoots and meetings with her record company. Rhys had teased him about getting face timed and seeing both of them in little booty shorts and white tank tops… but he didn’t think they were that close.

And worse, he didn’t think seeing her all snuggly with Saffron would illicit the images rolling through his head. Not that Saffron wasn’t hot, but he just didn’t dig his best friend’s girl like that.  He grabbed a tootsie pop and unwrapped it, sticking the thick ball into his mouth. He watched her move from person to person, but never to him.

What. The. Fuck.

When everyone sat down, she sat at the other end, didn’t even bother to look at him. He went through dinner in a blur, his anger getting to him more and more. What the fuck was going on? He was beginning to feel like he was invisible. Maybe it was a nightmare?

When she got up and went to the bathroom, he followed, after exchanging a meaningful look with Rhys.

“So you’re just not going to say anything to me?” he said as he caught her coming out of the bathroom.

She looked at him and then sighed. “I didn’t want a public thing to happen.”

Public thing?

She looked him up and down. “I don’t know if I’m ready to say hi like I want to.”

Winter rolled his eyes. “So you can wrap yourself around Saffron, eye Colin up like he’s a steak, which by the way he’s not even eighteen yet, eww,” he ticked off on his fingers, “Yet you can’t even just turn and wave at me?”

Lola shook her head. “It’s not what I wanted. And Colin is going to be very popular…”

“You just didn’t wanna talk to me at all?” he asked, thoroughly confused. She was the one that pushed for the tour, and by all accounts she didn’t have issue with their past. It was what gave him hope.

She moved closer and shook her head. “That’s not it.”

“Then what’s it?” he bit out, his hands clenched at his sides. Gods, only she could infuriate him like this. Fuck she smelled good. All honey and warm clover… no one smelled like Lola.

Her voice lowered. “Do you like my outfit Winter?”

He growled. Fuck yes he liked her outfit. Loved. Wanted it crumpled on the floor of his bedroom. Wanted to peel it from her slowly, kissing every inch of skin he exposed.

She reached for him, her fingers tugging him closer by the belt loops of his jeans. “Good. You’re supposed to. You don’t get anything from me Winter Tulane. No greeting, no, little wave, no explanation. Eat your heart out baby.”

She got closer, her lips just against his, a slight almost imperceptible move of the hoop through the middle of his lip and then she was gone, back towards the party, her ass shaking with a sashay that had blood rushing from every place in his body to his cock. Fuck. What the hell was going on?

“Hey Lo,” he called after her. She gave him the finger and kept walking.

Game on. Game fucking on, he thought as he followed her back into the room. Confusion didn’t even convey how he was feeling about what happened, but holy fuck the signals she was throwing off were so convoluted he didn’t know if he should fist pump for getting her so close to him or brood over her words.

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Books before this: Giving Up the Ghost (#1):

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So what do YOU think of the cover?!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Win a Kindle Fire HD 7" - April 2013 Giveaway!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Top Ten Tuesday # 18 + Teaser Tuesday # 42

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. This meme was created because we are particularly fond of lists here at The Broke and the Bookish. We'd love to share our lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists! 

This week's Top Ten is: 

Rewind Day! So I get to choose a topic done is the past. 

Top Ten Books I Loved But Never Wrote A Review For

Between the Lines Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer  - I just adored this book! It was so super cute. Just never got around to reviewing it. 

Finale (Hush, Hush, #4)

Finale by Becca Fitzpatrick - OMG! This book should have been the dead of me. I loved it sooooo very much!! *sigh* I will end up writing a review someday soon. ;) How could I not?

 Beautiful Lies

Beautiful Lies by Jessica Warman - I was totally floored by how amazing this one is. I just eat this book up! Loved every second of it. I'm not sure why I haven't review the book but it needs to be done. :)

Kill Me Softly

Kill me Softly by Sarah CrossNow this book should have been reviewed a long time ago. Shame on me! :( I feel in love with this book right from the start. If you have not read it....go now! It's wonderful.

Spellcaster (Spellbound, #2)

Spellcaster (Spellbound #2) by Cara Lynn Shultz - This is the 2nd book in the series and I know I did a review on the 1st one, Spellbound but I'm not sure why I never wrote one for this one. I loved everything about this book. :)

Deadly Cool (Deadly Cool, #1)

Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday -  Okay, I am really going to scold myself on this one. Deadly Cool was one of my favorite reads in 2012. I love the mystery and the romance. Again this one is another book that is overlooked, but really kicks ass! 

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles, #1)

Cinder (Lunar Chronicles #1) by Marissa Meyer - Okay, please shoot me know. Ugh! I can't believe I forgot to review Cinder.  Maybe once I read Scarlet I will do both reviews in one. 

If I Stay (If I Stay #1)

If I Stay by Gayle Forman - I think the reason I never reviewed this book is because how sad and emotional it was for me. 

Imaginary Girls

Imaginary Girls by Nova Ren Suma - This book was super crazy and weird but I think that's why I enjoyed it so much. Why I didn't end up reviewing it? I have a "reason" but it's a secret. O_0

Heist Society (Heist Society, #1)

Heist Society by Ally Carter - Honestly, I am not sure why I never did a review for the book. I love the whole series. Ally Carter is an amazing author but I guess i never found the time to review her books. Not to say I won't in the future. :)

Leave me your TOP TEN links below in the comment section. I will come check it out. :)

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.
Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

The Rules:
• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) or so “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

My teaser comes from the book: 

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

"Seriously, sometimes I feel like I don't know anything about you, Hank. Mr. Mysterious. Who the hell are you anyway?"

"I have no idea," I say, flashing a charming smile to show her I'm kidding. 

Taken from page 178-179

I love comments! Leave your links to your blog post. I will come check them out. Thank you for stopping by and Happy Reading!


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