It’s Always the Husband – Review

It’s Always the Husband was a page flippin’ contradiction for me. There were parts I loved and thought were clever and parts I hated. My feelings were similar to the traits and relationships of the characters themselves.
Aubrey, Kate, and Jenny come from different worlds, placed together as roommates in their first year of college. Looking forward to new starts and the best years of their lives, the trio forms an unlikely friendship despite the odds being against them. One girl is poor as dirt from the other side of the country, one is a middle class “townie” with high ambitions, and the other has friends in high places with the world bowing at her feet. The story switches perspectives from past perspective to present day, 20 years after the girls’ freshman year. It follows up with their married lives and their mysterious strained relationship from events happening in their early college days. As we delve into each character’s psyche at different times, we unearth new tidbits about their less than stellar friendship, despite the women still classifying themselves as best friends.  Continue reading “It’s Always the Husband – Review”

Confess – Review

IMG_9678editedColleen Hoover is without a doubt one of my favorite authors. I found out about her and her books through a book recommendation column on my favorite German radio station in 2014 while still living in the US. Ha! I didn’t know that that particular recommendation would affect me and my love for reading so much. Sure, I was an avid reader back then (at least that’s how I saw myself as, since I read about 7 or 8 books a year), but finding out about Colleen and that genre tenfolded my book reading number. Maybe I should write a thank you note to that radio station? 🙂
Everytime Colleen announces a new book, it goes to my TBR straightaway. I don’t need a blurb or a cover; it’s Colleen Hoover, so of course I will read her new release. What CoHort wouldn’t? Confess, which was released in March 2015, was one of those books. Almost two years later, the novel was picked up for a scripted TV show by Awestruck and – guess what?! – it releases today! Yay!
In honor of today’s release, I decided to re-read Confess and publish this review for you. I made it as spoiler-free as I could. Continue reading “Confess – Review”

The Allure of Dean Harper – Shared Review

IMG_9264editedAfter reading The Allure of Julian Lefray, Ashley and I had to pick up The Allure of Dean Harper immediately. Because what is not to like about a sexy, fun, charming and successful bachelor in New York City?

As a restaurateur in NYC, Dean has opened up many successful restaurants over the past few years. For his new opening, he has his hands full again, which unfortunately has less to do with the new restaurant but more with one of his crew-members: Lily Black, food blogger, culinary school graduate and best friend of his best friend Julian’s girlfriend. With reluctance, Dean had to bring her on board and he is determined to get her off board as soon as possible. But Lily is not easily intimidated. She is hell-bent on showing Dean who the real food-guru is, even if it means war. Continue reading “The Allure of Dean Harper – Shared Review”

The Score – Review

img_6645_updatedThe Score is the third novel in the Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy and follows hockey defenseman Dean Heyward-Di Laurentis and acting major Allie Hayes. Dean and Allie are total opposites when it comes to relationships: Dean is Mr. Womanizer himself and has hooked up with more girls than he can count. Allie however is serious about them and doesn’t do casual – ever! After her break-up with her long-time boyfriend, she flees the dorms and stays at Garrett’s off-campus house. Too bad for Allie that Dean is the only one home the entire weekend and he’s more than determined to persuade Allie into rebound sex with him. Allie finally agrees and both spend a hot night together. Come Monday morning, Allie is ready to move on from her Ex and Dean. Dean however can’t get Allie out of his head and he tries everything to convince her to be with him for another night – or maybe for even longer? Continue reading “The Score – Review”

Beautiful Disaster

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I’m in numerous book groups on Facebook, so I always see Jamie McGuire’s books being raved about.  I’ve had this book on my TBR for quite a while, and finally was able to check in out with the Overdrive App from my local library.  Be sure to check out Overdrive, by the way, if you haven’t already!  It’s a great way to save money, because let’s be honest, most of us only read the majority of books one time.

This was my first book by Jamie, and certainly will not be the last. Continue reading “Beautiful Disaster”