Happy New Years

It's been a pretty great year for me. I learned a lot (mostly about coding and how big an ass it is). I met people and made friends. I got a lot more books. I got a new bookshelf and rearranged my books too many times. I got back to watching The Royals.
Wasn't a good idea.
I hope everyone enjoys their New Years!
It's New Years Eve, I don't know why I'm posting this.
Just go with it.

CoHo Binge Wrap-Up

        The month of December was "dedicated" to reading CoHo books. I had a lot of fun reading her books and seeing her writing style evolve thoughout her books. CoHo's earlier works are very different to her later works. I thought Hopeless was disappointing. I really didn't like it. The relationship happened really fast and it felt juvenile. I never finished Maybe Someday because I just didn't like the first pages. I know, bad description. It was a bout how a girl was in a long-term, terrible relationship, but for some reason, she falls in love with a life-changing guy.
        I really liked Slammed. I thought the supporting characters were outstanding. They created such a nice atmosphere. It was very welcoming and loving. It gives you all sorts of feels. I was very emotional.
        If you're looking for a dark, mysterious romance, without alpha males, Never Never is great. It's dark, mysterious, captivating, alluring and the dual-writing-partnership-thing was seamless. It's hard to tell that two authors wrote the books together. However, I recommend you marathon the series, once they're ALL out. The cliff-hangers will drive you crazy.
        If you never read a CoHo book, but plan to, I recommend you read the books in this order.
  1. Slammed: a really light intro to CoHo
  2. Hopeless/Maybe Someday: not my favorite books, but definitely give them a try.
  3. Never Never: a bit dark, but super enjoyable
  4. Ugly Love: it's steamy and slightly dark. (I'm trying to go from dark to light)
  5. November 9: a cute relationship that's unrealistic.
  6. Confess: the holy grail.

OMG THIS BOOK!



Slammed (Slammed #1)
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publish Date: January 4, 2012
Publisher: Atria
Status: Finished
         Following the unexpected death of her father, 18-year-old Layken is forced to be the rock for both her mother and younger brother. Outwardly, she appears resilient and tenacious, but inwardly, she's losing hope.
         Enter Will Cooper: The attractive, 21-year-old new neighbor with an intriguing passion for slam poetry and a unique sense of humor. Within days of their introduction, Will and Layken form an intense emotional connection, leaving Layken with a renewed sense of hope.
         Not long after an intense, heart-stopping first date, they are slammed to the core when a shocking revelation forces their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together, and the secret that keeps them apart.

Trusting Stone



Trusting Stone
Author: Alexa Sinclaire
Publish Date: November 19, 2015
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Status: Finished
        Eden Walker used to be a good girl. She followed the rules, obeyed her parents, and reaped the benefits. Until the night one wrong step showed her that all that glitter is not gold. Now she’s starting over, trying to do things on her own terms, and find the passion she’s only dreamt about. 
        Sebastian Stone never expected to find love. His past is too painful for him to imagine letting someone in enough to love. He’s happy focusing on his security company, and he’s happy with his one-night-stands. Until he bumps into Eden, a blast from his past. 
        Sebastian makes Eden realize she’s still scared to follow the passion she knows is missing from her life. Eden is the woman for him, but can Sebastian convince Eden to follow her dreams all the way through? Or will circumstances beyond her control pull them apart?

Fooling Around With Cinderella Review


Fooling Around With Cinderella (Storybook Valley #1)
Author: Stacy Juba
Publish Date: September 24, 2015
Publisher: Thunder Horse Press
Status: DNF
       What happens when the glass slippers pinch Cinderella’s toes? When Jaine Andersen proposes a new marketing role to the local amusement park, general manager Dylan Callahan charms her into filling Cinderella’s glass slippers for the summer. Her reign transforms Jaine’s ordinary life into chaos that would bewilder a fairy godmother. Secretly dating her bad boy boss, running wedding errands for her ungrateful sisters, and defending herself from the park’s resident villain means Jaine needs lots more than a comfy pair of shoes to restore order in her kingdom. First in the Storybook Valley series, a blend of sweet romance, chick lit, and fairy tale fun.

LOL, Eggsy....Why You Do This?



Kingsman: The Secret Service
Release Day: February 12, 2015
Genre: Crime & Science Fiction
Director: Matthew Vaughn
Rating: 3.75/5
Starring: Colin Firth, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Caine