Wednesday, April 24, 2019
This book contains foul language, gratuitous sex against a truck, outrageously rude immortal
warriors in leather pants, snow, pigheaded gods, a sexually frustrated goddess, a very hot and
hunky florist guy with a bad attitude and a big secret, Brutus bubble baths, a sneaky invisible
unicorn, unrequited love, bees, bees, and more bees, and chocolates.
SOMETIMES LOVE BITES AND SOMETIMES IT
Colel, the Goddess of Bees, has been looking for Mr. Right for over seventy
thousand years. So when she meets the hunky owner of a small-town flower shop
and explodes with flutters and tingles, she’s almost certain that he’s the one.
Only two problems: her tiny black-and-yellow army suddenly won’t let her
anywhere near him, and…is that a freaking epinephrine pen in the fridge? “Dear
gods! He’s allergic to bees? Say it isn’t so.”
If simply dating the guy will kill him, how will she ever know for sure if he’s really
Colel has a solution, but it’s drastic. Even for her. And what if he says no?
I have said this before and I will keep right on saying it.....I LOVE Mimi Jean's style of writing. She is consistently funny and inventive. I mean, what more could a reader want? Colel is technically book #5 in the Immortal Matchmakers series ( I highly recommend you read all of the them.) but it can be read as a standalone book. I don't want to give away any spoilers so I will just list the 5 things I loved MOST about this book.
1. Minky- An UnBeeLievably angry, lusty, invisible unicorn...
2. The warning at the beginning of the book had me cracking up before I even got to the first page of chapter 1.
3. Rhys- Super hunky alpha with a secret.
4. Colel- Mistress of the Bees ( who have quite the sense of humor I might add) and overall hot mess. She takes the definition of celibate to a whole new level. She may be my favorite Goddess in this series.
5. Vampires, Mermen, Gods, Goddesses, Warriors, bubble baths, and some steamy "adult" time. ( So maybe there are more than 5 things I liked)
I have yet to read anything by this author that is less than awesome. 5 stars all the way. You should totally stalk her on all her social media channels. You won't be sorry!
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Monday, April 8, 2019
***Thank you to St Martin's Press via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.***
Lee is a single mother, hairdresser, and best friend. On the surface, it seems like she has everything under control. Her best friend Grace is also a single mom and their boys instantly become fast friends. Lee's son Mason requires a lot of patience and special attention and it seems like Lee has forgotten that she has needs of her own. Her friends are always trying to get her to let her guard down and have some fun but she worries so much about being there for Mason that it never seems like the right time.
Lee does start to develop a crush on her son's teacher that could either turn into the real deal or he could just not even be interested. Lee takes a leap of faith and decides to tell Noah how she feels only to have him respond by leaving. She starts feeling like all her old demons are coming to the surface and isn't sure how to stop them. She knows she needs to be able to confide in someone but who? Lee's complicated and dark past have been hidden from everyone in her life and she wants it to stay that way.
Grace loves Lee and just wants her to find some balance in her life. Everyone needs to find some love and happiness, right? Speaking of happiness, Grace has some pretty big news of her own that she wants to share with all her friends and she thinks the upcoming girls getaway is the perfect chance. Will Lee be happy for her or will this be the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back?
I refuse to say anything specific about this book because I don't want to give anything away. I 100% feel like this book is one of the best I've read in years. I had no idea what was going to happen or just how twisted the story was going to get. A true page-turner.
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
A few weeks ago I was feeling stressed out by work, weather, and family and decided I needed a "Self Love" day. I took myself out to a matinee movie. I love Taraji P. Henson and romantic comedies so it seemed like a perfect fit. I got the largest tub of popcorn with extra butter and a giant cherry soda ( my guilty pleasure) then settled in to the newly remodeled reclining (and heated) chair at the AMC theater and prepared to be entertained. I know a lot of people think it's weird to go out to eat or to a movie alone but I don't mind it at all. The best part of going to see this movie in the middle of the work day was that there were only about 5 other people in the ENTIRE theater.
This movie was freaking funny! Ali Davis ( Henson) is a woman in the male dominated sports agent business. She has worked twice as hard to be successful as her male coworkers but she keeps getting passed by for a partnership. Her best friend is getting married and in honor of her last night of freedom they decide to have psychic readings done before they hit the club. The psychic (played by Erykah Badu) tells Ali that until she truly understands what men want she will never get her promotion. FYI... Erykah Badu was my second favorite character in this whole movie. She was awesome. Anyways, Ali ends up getting a little to turnt at the club, hits her head, and wakes up with the ability to hear men's thoughts. The rest of the movie is just amazing. Watching Ali try to land the biggest deal of her life while balancing a new relationship and her powers is comic genius.
This movie has something for everyone so fellas don't think of this as a chick flick or you will miss out on Tracy Morgan and all the other amazing men that make up the cast. I will be adding this to my home library for sure when it drops.
***Thank you to St Martin's Press via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of Between the Lies by Michelle Adams for review. All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions.***
Monday, March 4, 2019
From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes BATTLE OF THE BULGE, Book Four of the
OHellNO Series. (A Standalone.)
“Chicks can’t be bodyguards. Especially hot chicks.”
MY NAME IS MITCH HOFER. I’m a world-famous swimmer from Australia, best known for three things:
my gold medals, my looks, and filling out a swimsuit with my…eh-hem—bulky equipment. Let’s just say
there’s a reason my nickname is “the Bulge.”
But beyond the fame, sponsors, and glory, there’s more to me than people know, including one hell of a
mess I’ve gotten mixed up in. Life-or-death stuff, so bring in the professionals. Just don’t give me a chick
bodyguard. Especially a young hot one who distracts me at every turn and hates my guts…
MY NAME IS ABI CARTER, and I hate Mitch Hofer. Yeah, he might be the sexiest champion swimmer in
the world, but I’d give this guy a gold medal for being a first-class jerk.
Unfortunately, my boss has given me a choice—guard Mitch or get another job. And I really need the
money. I can be professional, but if Mitch says “chicks can’t be bodyguards” one more time, I just might
strangle him myself.
Still, something about the way Mitch keeps looking at me makes me think there’s more to his story. It’s
almost as if he’s trying to drive me away. But why?
NOTE: The below general Battle of the Bulge page link is preferred over each of the links
●Amazon US➙ https://amzn.to/2M51PJx
●Amazon UK➙ https://amzn.to/2TR1ihl
●Amazon AU➙ https://amzn.to/2CfRlm7
●Amazon CA➙ https://amzn.to/2Cmk2Oi
●Amazon OTHER➙ smarturl.it/sb9kc9
●Apple Books➙ https://goo.gl/jZBCL3
● Goodreads ➙ http://bit.ly/2HdKPlP
MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author with over a
million books sold worldwide. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years
in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and
follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the
rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most
and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men.
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I have said it before and I will say it again.....I LOVE MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF! Her stories always make me laugh and root for the characters. I swear she just gets better with each series. This particular book can be read as a stand alone or as book 4 in the "OHellNo" Series. Mitch and Abi are my favorites. I love their chemistry and the fact that Abi pretends she's immune to Mitch " the Bulge"Hofer's very obvious charms. This book had some pretty creative scenes where people were trying to kill Mitch but the funniest was at the beginning when it's a little old lady that Abi brings down before she passes out. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to escape into a world of hot men, pretty women, and sarcasm at it's best. 5 out of 5 stars for sure.
Monday, February 25, 2019
This is a sequel to the original book published in the 80's. If you haven't read the original than perhaps you saw the movie of Widows that came out last year. I did and it was phenomenal. I couldn't wait to read this second book and it was even better than I hoped. I quickly got lost in the story of these 4 widows all of whom are very different and the aftermath of pulling off one of the greatest heists ever. Dolly is the unofficial leader to the woman just as much as her husband Harry had always been to his crew. Dolly and the ladies end up in Rio trying to bid their time and clean the stolen money, not to mention hide from Dolly's husband Harry. He is a ruthless man who will do whatever it takes to get his hands on some money and since the widows stole his heist right out from underneath him that is the first place he goes looking. He tracks them down in Rio then back to London in the process he sets up a new crew to take on a job that will earn him more than 8 million dollars.
The friendship and almost family like bond the widows have with each other is what makes the book so good. This is not a happy ending type book so don't go into it thinking it will be. It is pretty action packed and real page turner. I loved everything about it and now just can't wait for their to be more. There just has to be! Thanks to Bookish for the ARC for my review.