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Movie Review: The DUFF

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Rowena's review of The DUFF, the Movie. Bianca is a content high school senior whose world is shattered when she learns the student body knows her as 'The DUFF' (Designated Ugly Fat Friend) to her prettier, more popular friends. Now, despite the words of caution from her favorite teacher, she puts aside the potential distraction of her crush, Toby, and enlists Wesley, a slick but charming jock, to help reinvent herself. To save her senior year from turning into a total disaster, Bianca must … [Read more...]

Review: The DUFF by Kody Keplinger

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Rowena's review of The DUFF by Kody Keplinger. Seventeen-year-old Bianca Piper is cynical and loyal, and she doesn’t think she’s the prettiest of her friends by a long shot. She’s also way too smart to fall for the charms of man-slut and slimy school hottie Wesley Rush. In fact, Bianca hates him. And when he nicknames her “the Duff,” she throws her Coke in his face. But things aren’t so great at home right now, and Bianca is desperate for a distraction. She ends up kissing Wesley. Worse, … [Read more...]

Redeux: Fifty Shades of Grey is Not Romance

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This post* was originally published in 2012. With the movie releasing this weekend, it seemed appropriate to dust it off and repost it. I have not yet seen the movie. Truthfully, I'm not sure I will. I did read all three books, however. These are my thoughts once I finished them. It seems everyone is talking about Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. Whether you read it or didn't, loved it or hated it, I bet you've either talked about it with someone or read about it somewhere. Maybe you only … [Read more...]

Review: Perfect Couple by Jennifer Echols

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Rowena's review of Perfect Couple (Superlatives #2) by Jennifer Echols. Perfect Couple is #2 in the Superlatives series about seniors at a Florida high school who are selected for their class's superlative categories in the yearbook, and how the labels change the way they view themselves and alter the course of their lives. Can your heart be put to a popular vote? As yearbook photographer, Harper is responsible for capturing those candid moments that make high school memorable. But her … [Read more...]

Review: Fall Into Me by Linda Winfree

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Holly's review of Fall Into Me (Hearts of the South, Book 7) by Linda Winfree She's finally falling for the right man...at the worst possible time. A part of the Hearts of the South series. After two back-to-back romantic disappointments, bar owner Angel Henderson isn't looking for love. In the past month, she's been passed over twice by men she'd pinned her hopes on, both times in favor of a younger woman. She's ready to swear off men for life. The only problem? A certain younger man … [Read more...]

Books to Binge On: January 2015

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Rowena: A new year is under way and there are still so many freaking books to look forward to buying. January promises a bunch of good ones too so I'm so freaking excited. Like always, sorry not sorry? :) 1. I Was Here by Gayle Forman. Cody and Meg were inseparable. Two peas in a pod. Until . . . they weren’t anymore. When her best friend Meg drinks a bottle of industrial-strength cleaner alone in a motel room, Cody is understandably shocked and devastated. She and Meg shared … [Read more...]

Review: Razed by Shiloh Walker

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Holly's review of Razed (Barnes Brothers, Book 2) by Shiloh Walker. Tattoo artist Keelie Jessup can handle that someone else has claimed the man of her dreams. She’s just not pleased with her remaining options…Keelie doesn’t believe in the “perfect man.” But the men who are worth the trouble are usually taken—like her business partner Zach Barnes. After a string of bad luck and the lost chance with Zach, Keelie decides that maybe flying solo—and living with suppressed desires—is the key to … [Read more...]

Review: Unspoken by Jen Frederick

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Holly's review of Unspoken (Woodlands, Book 2) by Jen Frederick Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary. I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me? He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting … [Read more...]

Review: Lead by Kylie Scott

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Holly's review of Lead (Stage Dive, Book 3) by Kylie Scott Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play. As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Extreme Measures by Elisabeth Naughton

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Jen’s review of Extreme Measures (Aegis Security #1) by Elisabeth Naughton Being prepared for any scenario is the trademark of any good CIA operative, and Eve Wolfe is one of the best. But when her latest mission literally explodes in her face, she wakes up labeled a traitor and—even more surprising—in the custody of elite Aegis Security operative and ex-lover Zane Archer. Although she still secretly has feelings for Zane, he’s now demanding the one thing that she can’t give him: the … [Read more...]

Wendy Wax Discusses The House on Mermaid Point (+GIVEAWAY)

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Wendy, thanks for joining us and sharing news of your new novel THE HOUSE ON MERMAID POINT. So many readers are delighted to have a chance to be back with Maddie, Avery and Nicole, the characters you introduced in TEN BEACH ROAD a few years ago. Was it difficult to get back into their lives? You know, I thought it would be. I was still so caught up in the fun of WHILE WE WERE WATCHING DOWNTON ABBEY and readers' response to it, that I began to question whether I'd be feeling "at home" with … [Read more...]

Review: Unspoken by Jen Frederick

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Rowena's review of Unspoken (Woodlands #2) by Jen Frederick. Whore. Slut. Typhoid Mary. I've been called all these at Central College. One drunken night, one act of irresponsible behavior, and my reputation was ruined. Guys labeled me as easy and girls shied away. To cope, I stayed away from Central social life and away from Central men, so why is it that my new biology lab partner is so irresistible to me? He's everything I shouldn't want. A former Marine involved in illegal fighting … [Read more...]

Review: Heart of Danger by Lisa Marie Rice

Holly's review of Heart of Danger (Ghost Ops, Book 1) by Lisa Marie Rice   They are Ghosts. They do not exist. Their birth certificates have been destroyed, all traces of their civilian and military pasts wiped out. They have no official military rank and wear no uniforms or insignia, save a tiny steel pin of a striking hawk forged from the rifle that killed Osama Bin Laden. Once again Lisa Marie Rice delivers a sizzling, heart-stopping new series as only she can tell it Ghost Ops. A … [Read more...]

Review: Tethered by Meljean Brook

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Holly's review of Tethered: The Further Adventures of Archimedes Fox and Captain Corsair (The Iron Seas, Book 2.5) by Meljean Brook Surviving on the treacherous Iron Seas requires a heart of steel…but how can Yasmeen hope to survive when her heart has already been stolen by Archimedes Fox…? Tethered along the south dock of Port Fallow, Captain Yasmeen Corsair’s magnificent new airship, Lady Nergüi, awaits its departure with adventurer and treasure-hunter Archimedes Fox. But this time, … [Read more...]

Review: Forever and a Day by Jill Shalvis

Holly's review of Forever and a Day (Chocoholics, Book 3) by Jill Shalvis LOVE CAN HAPPEN IN A HEARTBEAT. Grace never thought she’d be starting her life over from scratch. Losing everything has landed her in Lucky Harbor, working as a dog walker for overwhelmed ER doctor Josh Scott. But the day his nanny fails to show up, Grace goes from caring for Josh’s loveable mutt to caring for his rambunctious kids. Soon Grace is playing house with the sexy single dad… With so many people depending … [Read more...]