Hello There : Depression and Absence

Hello There : Depression and Absence

We can make this awkward I’m sure you remember back at the new year I said I was essentially retiring from the blogging world. True, I never said in so many words, but it was pretty much implied. I just was so tired with the politics of the book world and not feeling like I was doing anything to add to the positivity of the community. If I’m being honest, I’m not sure much has really changed in regards to the politics, and if anything, it seems very much worse. But as I live day after day I feel this […]

Posted 04/18/2017 by Ashley in Discussion
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Goodbye 2016, Hello The Future

Goodbye 2016, Hello The Future

It’s been an amazing few years Guys, it’s time. I’m retiring. I had so much fun the last few years since I began blogging and getting into the book world, but there’s no place for me anymore. Not because I don’t feel welcome, but because I don’t have the heart for it. It’s not because of anything one thing or something that I’ve seen. But let’s be honest, the Twitter book world as of late has been horrendous. I love you all I have so much love and respect for the book community as a whole. You have gotten me […]

Posted 12/31/2016 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Tempting Tanner (Collins Brothers, #1) by Lexi Lawton

Review : Tempting Tanner (Collins Brothers, #1) by Lexi Lawton

When I first saw the blurb for Tempting Tanner I shared it with Marifer because I thought it sounded like something we’d both like. I thought I’d like it because it sounded like something possibly fun, and sexy, and interesting with the right amount of drama to keep me on my toes. As for Maf? Well, it sounded right up her alley for stereotypical NA’s that she’s grown fond of satirizing. What I got though? Nothing like I was expecting. Tempting Tanner is riddled with high school drama. Juliana has been in love with Tanner for years but hasn’t been […]

Posted 12/12/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Nico (Ruin & Revenge, #1) by Sarah Castille

Review : Nico (Ruin & Revenge, #1) by Sarah Castille

Sarah Castille takes readers on a wild ride of suspense, intrigue, and romance so crazy it should be downright criminal. Mob/Mafia stories are like crack to me and Nico definitely tops the list. Nico had me on the edge of my seat from page one and I couldn’t put down Nico and Mia’s story until I was done. And even then I was nearly crying because it was over. Nico Toscani may have been his father’s bastard but he was groomed to become the head of the Toscani family as not only the first son of the first son, but […]

Posted 12/05/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Blurred Lines (Love Unexpectedly, #1) by Lauren Layne

Review : Blurred Lines (Love Unexpectedly, #1) by Lauren Layne

I’ve never read a Lauren Layne novel before and I could hang my head with how much I’ve been missing. Blurred Lines hooked me from the first word until the last. A quintessential romantic comedy that had me laughing and smiling to just aggravated with Parker and Ben’s hard-headedness. Parker and Ben have been friends for years. Best friends. They never went beyond that but they never wanted to. That all changes when Parker is unexpectedly dumped by her longtime boyfriend. Parker wanted to explore casual sex but in the end it wasn’t for her. She needed someone she had […]

Posted 11/25/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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First Person vs Third Person Point of View

First Person vs Third Person Point of View

There’s a big debate over first person and third person point of view Don’t ask me why there’s such a debate over reading first person versus third person point of view because I don’t really know why. Yes, I understand preference but there are some people who just do not read one or the other. My personal preference is third but I still read my share of first. I want to take a look at both POVs, and maybe I all-time favorite second person, and talk about why there’s such a divide. What is first person point of view? I’m […]

Posted 11/24/2016 by Ashley in Discussion
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Review : Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1) by Rebecca Yarros

Review : Full Measures (Flight & Glory, #1) by Rebecca Yarros

Full Measures, what can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before? Ember and Josh’s story left me heartbroken, wistful, but by the end, full of hope. I can’t even imagine what it would be like to lose a parent, especially in such a sacrificial way, let alone have my whole life come crumbling down afterwards. Rebecca Yarros created a world that left me wanting more. Ember was a lovely character to me. She was young, but strong. Yes, she definitely made a lot of mistakes but she is one of those NA characters that actually act their […]

Posted 11/23/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Blog Tour : Hard Compromise (Compromise Me, #2) by Samanthe Beck

Blog Tour : Hard Compromise (Compromise Me, #2) by Samanthe Beck

In Hard Compromise Samanthe Beck takes readers on a wild ride filled with scorching chemistry, tender moments, and just enough humor to make you laugh out loud as Laurie and Booker make their way through a ten year in the making relationship. Laurie is just trying to make it through life without the bumps and bruises it can throw at you. Forced to grow up before she was ready she knows how hard life can be but she’s content with running her bakery and showing herself she can be something. But then the unthinkable happens, Laurie’s bakery burns down, and […]

Posted 11/22/2016 by Ashley in Events, Reviews
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Review : Too Hot to Handle (Romancing The Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey

Review : Too Hot to Handle (Romancing The Clarksons, #1) by Tessa Bailey

Rita Clarkson has lived in her famous mother’s shadow for years and for the most part, she is okay with that. She loves cooking, being a chef, but the popularity her mother had was something she never strived for. After she has a very public meltdown on national television, and inadvertently sets her mother’s restaurant on fire, she knows it time for a change. Rita gathers her siblings together, tells them that she wants to honor their mother’s last wishes, and sets out on a cross county road trip to bring them back together. They don’t get too far when […]

Posted 11/21/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : To Tempt a SEAL (Sin City SEALs, #1) by Sara Jane Stone

Review : To Tempt a SEAL (Sin City SEALs, #1) by Sara Jane Stone

There’s something about books set in Las Vegas that I just love. I don’t know if it’s the endless possibilities or the thrill of the environment, but Vegas books will always have my heart. To Tempt a SEAL takes a Vegas setting and adds in another of my favorite romance aspects- Navy SEALs. Strong, agile, best the Navy has to offer, Navy SEALs. Growing up it’s hard to know what you want to do with your life, especially when you don’t have any stability. Lucia Lewis knew what it’s like to lack that stability, that focus in her life. Going […]

Posted 11/18/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Ricochet (Addicted, #1.5) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

Review : Ricochet (Addicted, #1.5) by Krista & Becca Ritchie

I had no idea what I was getting into when I read Addicted to You. Kim had read it and loved it and kept trying to get me to read it. I was completely floored when I read it. The feels… I couldn’t express how it affected me. I have a storied history of addiction in my family and it hit way too close to home. So much so that it’s been almost a year before I revisited the series with Ricochet. I adored the characters and I wanted to read more about them but it was just hard for […]

Posted 11/16/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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Review : Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack, #1) by Megan Erickson

Review : Daring Fate (Silver Tip Pack, #1) by Megan Erickson

Daring Fate has all the trappings of a romance that I’d love. M/M coupled with the supernatural, 3-alarm blazing heat, and sprinkled with the awesomeness that only Megan Erickson can bring. Waking up chained was not something Reese expected but it seemed like destiny had other plans for the were. All he wanted in life was to keep his family, his brother and sister, safe but he feels as though he’s failed. When he finds out he’s in the den of the Silver Tip Were pack things take a turn for the fated. Dare hasn’t been the alpha for all […]

Posted 11/14/2016 by Ashley in Reviews
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