Thursday, April 26, 2018

Skinny Pants by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Book #3 in the Happy Pants Café series.

Blurb:
SHE ACCIDENTALLY CATFISHED THE PERFECT GUY.
BUT WILL HE EVER LOVE THE REAL HER?

DR. JACK REED has been through hell. His wife cheated on him, broke his heart,
and lied for years. But moving on isn’t easy, and it’s impossible to trust women again.
Until he meets Macie, a nurse at his new hospital. There’s something about her
honest heart that makes him want to fight to get his life back.
NURSE MACIE FRANKLIN was always known as “the fat girl.” After decades of
failed diets, she doesn’t dream of ever being anything but invisible to the opposite sex.
One moment of weakness and two glasses of bubbly later, she’s in a steamy online
chat with “Dr. J-Love” as the fake, size 8, bubbly Catrina.Their passionate conversation
convinces her it’s time to make big life changes. But when she goes to see Dr. Reed,
the new amazing surgeon everyone’s talking about, it’s Dr. J-Love! And he’s way
hotter in person.They hit it off a second time as friends, but now Macie’s heart is at
risk of falling hopelessly in love.
Will he ever love the real her back?

My Thoughts:

***First of all, thank you to Mimi Jean for the ARC.  All thoughts below are my own honest opinions.***

I can't explain to you how much I enjoyed reading this book.  I was cracking up from page 1 when Macie's co-worker Kirsten described the hot Dr. by saying, "Something about him makes me want to ovulate, bend over, and give up all my hopes and dreams just to wash his dirty underwear and make him coffee in the morning." How could I not be hooked at that point? The whole book was so good that I can't even pick something I didn't like or would change.  Macie reminded me of me when I was single.  I can absolutely relate to feeling like the practical but overlooked friend. This was like the best possible end book for a series.  Or was it? I think everyone should read this that likes romance with a side of humor. I am so ready for what ever Mimi Jean has up next.

Author Bio:
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.
Author Social Links
www.mimijean.net
https://twitter.com/MimiJeanRomance
https://www.instagram.com/mimijeanpamfiloff/
Look at how awesome Mimi Jean Pamiloff is!
Buy Links:

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Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38599185-skinny-pants

OTHER BOOKS IN SERIES

Happy Pants Café (Prequel)
Free until 6/30
http://www.mimijean.net/happy_pants_cafe.html

Tailored for Trouble (Book #1)

Leather Pants (Book #2)
On SALE for $0.99 until 6/30
http://www.mimijean.net/leather-pants.html


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

What I Like Wednesday- OYAB edition

I know I mostly post about books that I am reading or what I am a watching but I want to change things up a bit.  I have noticed a lot of really cool companies that I want to share with you guys.  The first one, I will admit, is one that I am very partial to since I went to college with the President and Vice President but it is such an amazing brand. Don't believe me? Check them out for yourself....

OYAB




The Birth Of Obviously Young and Brilliant®
From concept to creation, Obviously Young and Brilliant ® (OYAB) continues to push the limits to spread a lifestyle of excellence. It was during the Taste of Chicago in the summer of 2009 that Narvell Benning and friends came up with the idea of creating t-shirts to spread a friendly, yet competitive message. It wasn’t until he sat down to brainstorm, that this initial idea blossomed into something much more powerful and at 3:45am on July 20, 2009, Obviously Young and Brilliant became a reality. From that point on, he began stirring up curiosity by adding the hashtag #OYAB to social media, sprinkling it among comments and posts. This small buzz had the social media world wondering, “What is OYAB?” On January 31st, 2012, the first set of t-shirts were released and even in their infancy, sold out in only two hours. Word was beginning to spread about the meaning behind OYAB and people knew he was onto something special. OYAB is a brand for all people! It is not defined by age, race, gender, beliefs, or background; but rather demonstrates that brilliance exists in everyone. Therefore, the goal was to provide a product that reflects this movement with a constant reminder to be brilliant in all you do.


“OYAB starts from inception. Just as mother’s and fathers read to their unborn child in the womb, they can be told that they are ‘Obviously Young and Brilliant’. The more you hear it, the more you will believe it” – Narvell Benning, Founder

Narvell Benning
Founder & President
Narvell Benning was born in Buffalo, NY during a time where neighborhood and family structure played an integral role in shaping him to be the man he is today. Coming from a family whose core values are synonymous with perseverance, integrity, and success, he implemented these values into the sports world where he took a liking to basketball. By playing organized sports, he had a way to show his competitive side and through this thirst to win, he did what it took to do just that.
After playing on a collegiate level he graduated from Post University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. He moved back to the Buffalo area following graduation in search of employment, and began working in the fast paced financial market before becoming self-employed a few years later.  His goal was to create a company that gives the world a reason to love who they are, love the person next to them, and to know about a brand that was made for 
everyone to wear.

See what I mean OYAB is not just a great clothing line...it's a lifestyle. Obviously Young And Brilliant is a mantra more people should be living by on a daily basis.  Our society needs to practice loving, respecting, and believing in themselves. I purchased shirts for my daughter and myself a few years ago and every single time we wear them we FEEL brilliant. Who doesn't want to wear something that makes you feel happy and inspired.  Check out some of my favorite designs.....



Super awesome and zen like right?


'UndestrOYABle ALEE'

Putting a name together such as"‎ALEE" only comes around when certain minds react brilliantly. Here you have two prominent figures whose skill sets were amazing, and were considered by much of the world to be one of the greatest at each of their crafts.  Their names meshed so perfectly together that they had to be combined to perfect a feeling of strength and perseverance against all odds thus making them, and now you... "UndestrOYABle".

How amazing is this bracelet?       



'I am Me'

This design, which was conceptualized by LaShawn Benning, was one that came about to represent the natural beauty of a woman.  Women often serve as the backbone of today's family and since women often carry a great deal on their shoulders, creating a design that captured both strength and power while still embodying a sense of femininity was key.
The design was launched to not only empower women to continue to be a strong symbol of womanhood, but to also remind them how beautiful they are in their natural element.

Do yourself a favor and check out this Brilliant company. You won't be sorry. You can find out more on their website: https://iamoyab.com/ or follow them on Twitter: @iamoyab 


****All photos, descriptions, and quotes are the property of OYAB with permission granted for use.****

Saturday, April 14, 2018

The Bodybuilder's Kitchen by Erin Stern

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Monday, April 9, 2018

School for Psychics by K.C.Archer

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

The Ultimate Guide to Divination.....

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Monday, April 2, 2018

X Marks the Spot- Opal Carew's Newest Book

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Sweet Siren by Cerise DeLand




Overview:

FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF ROMANCE FICTION, CERISE DELAND 
Book 3 in THOSE NOTORIOUS AMERICANS series

Money can buy anything, can't it? Those brash Americans--their dollars and charms work wonders. Until they learn that money can buy anything...but love.

Tycoon. Robber baron. Builder of ships, dreams…and a fortune. Few women can resist him.
One tries.
But who wins when their choices are revenge—or love?

Killian Hanniford has everything he wants. Charming children, a growing empire and wealth beyond his hard-scrabble childhood dreams. He doesn’t need a wife. Doesn’t look for love from the women who only want to dip their hands in his wallet.
But one woman cuts him cold—and he wonders why she has the nerve.
Olivia Bereston knows the notorious American millionaire well. He’s ruthless, unprincipled. And she’s delighted to cut him down to size. 
But afterward, he finds her amusing. Intriguing? 
Is he mad?
Or is he so unique, so forgiving, she might even learn to forgive herself for her own failures? And love him?


My Thoughts:


***Thanks to Cerise DeLand for allowing me the privilege to have an ARC of this book with the understanding that any review posted will be my own honest opinion of it.***


You may have noticed that I have reviewed books by Cerise DeLand in the past.  I love her style of writing and in particular this series.  Sweet Siren is book 3 of Those Notorious Americans.  The series follows Killian Hanniford and his family as the take Europe by storm with their new found wealth.  This book was about the patriarch Killian.  He has met with Lady Savage, Olivia Bereston at 2 previous events including his niece Marianne's (book 2) wedding.  She captivates him with her beauty, wit, and laughter.  Oh and she completely and totally ignores him as much as possible.  He is not used to being ignored by the ladies and finds himself growing more attracted to her everyday.  Olivia finds Killian extremely attractive, charming, and caring which is the exact opposite image she has spent a lifetime carrying of the "Robber Baron".  This story picked up very quickly and I was once again swept away by the way DeLand wove her tale of love.  


I love that the struggle between the two main characters involves a past that Killian is unaware they share.  The growth in the way Olivia starts viewing herself once she realizes she is in love is really wonderful and the surprise at the end makes me want to immediately dive into the next installment, which is unfortunately not available yet.  I didn't find as much humor in this book as some others but it didn't really need it as the story was just so sweet.  This one was a perfect read as far as I am concerned. 5 out of 5 stars for sure.