Friday, October 18, 2019

Review: Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be

Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis is a self-help book. Each chapter, Hollis begins with a lie and she shares how in her personal experience she dealt with it and what advice she gives to others. Hollis is the founder of a popular lifestyle site.

I personally really enjoyed this book. Maybe it is because at this point in my life, Hollis’ words ring true in my experiences. Her writing is clear, and her descriptions allow the reader to see the scenes she describes come to life. Hollis has great metaphors and brings humor into many hard issues. I felt like many issues were relatable, even if they did not directly apply to me.

Life experiences shape who someone is but what I took away from this book was, you choose how something affects you and how and if you move forward, even the most put together people do not have it together, and if you decide not to break promises to yourself, your life will slow down. Regardless where you are in your life, Hollis has advice on many topics.

Girl, Wash Your Face is an inspirational and uplifting read. I recommend it to women of all ages. An advance complimentary copy of this book was supplied by Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are entirely my own.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Excerpt: Bad For You by Taylor Holloway

Today we are celebrating the release of a new contemporary, standalone title from Taylor Holloway by being part of the blog tour. BAD FOR YOU is now live, and you will not want to miss this novel! Be sure to purchase your copy now and follow Taylor for exclusive updates about the book and the Lone Star Lovers series.

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Bad for You by Taylor Holloway

Lone Star Lovers, #9 | Read for FREE in Kindle Unlimited

Book Blurb:

The boy next door.
Star of my teenage fantasies.
My tormentor.
After serving as an army doctor in some of the most dangerous places on Earth, Brandon has finally come home. And he’s brought his cocky, alpha attitude and rugged good looks with him. To my hospital. He’s still a loose cannon and I’m right in his sights.
But instead of begging for him to stop, this good girl is having to stop herself from begging for more.

I thought I put my obsession with this moody bad boy to bed.
It now appears that's right where he wants me.
I’ve always made good choices.
But this time I’m worried I’ll pick the one that's bad for me, even if Brandon feels oh so right.

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Chapter 5: Brandon

            “She’s busy,” Lucy told me when I made it upstairs later that afternoon. “You can make an appointment if you’d like. I can fit you in next week. Just send me an email and I’ll set something up when Dr. Ford has some time on her schedule.”
            “There’s nothing this afternoon?” I asked.
            “No. Nothing. Nothing this week. Next week doesn’t look great either, actually.”
            “Aren’t you even going to check the computer?” Lucy was doing her nails very carefully and very slowly with a dark, sparkly plum color.
            She looked up at me insolently. “I already checked it.” She yawned at my glare.
            “Well, can you check again?” I asked, irritated. My glowering and looming wasn’t working on Lucy at all. She must be immune from dealing with my dad.
            “What’s the magic word?” Lucy chirped.
            “Now.” She cocked an eyebrow at me and returned to her nail painting. I sighed. None of my intimidation tactics were working on her at all. “Please.”
            Lucy’s green eyes flashed over to her screen for a fraction of a second and then back up to my face with a steely glint. “Yeah, there’s nothing. So sorry.” It was the most unconvincing act I’d ever seen.
            Just then, as I was on the verge of just walking past Lucy entirely, Aimee walked out of her office and headed toward the elevators. Good timing. I winked at Lucy who made a weird face at me. “Never mind,” I told her, grinning. “I found Aimee. Thanks anyway.”
            Aimee took one look at me approaching and grimaced. “I can’t talk right now,” she said tersely as I fell into step beside her. “Make an appointment with Lucy if you need to speak with me.”
            Yeah right. I tried that already.
            “Come on, Aimee,” I said as the elevator doors closed, “let’s go get some lunch. I know a great taco place near here. I want to prove to you that I’m not a dick.” I spread my hands peacefully. “Let’s start over. What do you say?”
            She turned to me in the elevator and the look in her eyes made me take a half step back. If looks could kill, I’d need a defibrillator. Aimee’s soft blue eyes had gone icy.
            “No, thank you,” she bit out between clenched teeth. 
            “Why not?” I asked. “Don’t you like me anymore?” She used to like me a lot. She used to stare at me like… well, like I was staring at her.
            “No. I don’t like you. I hate you, Brandon,” she said simply. “I thought that was obvious.” She looked at me like I was a rat or something.
            “You used to like me.” I reminded her, aiming for mischievous and rakish. “You used to like me a lot if I recall correctly.” In fact, I remembered her little schoolgirl crush very clearly. It had been annoying to me at the time, but now I missed the longing in her blue eyes.
            She turned her nose up at me. “Sure. And then I grew up.”
            “I can see that,” I said appreciatively.
            Her eyes widened and then narrowed. I winced at her reaction to my words. Most women like being told they’re beautiful. Aimee, apparently, was not one of them. This conversation was not going well at all. Where was the blushing, stuttering Aimee I remembered? Apparently she was a freakin’ Amazon warrior now.
            “Listen up, and listen good, Dr. Koels,” Aimee told me, stalking closer in the narrow elevator. “Don’t talk to me like that. I’m not here for your entertainment or puerile gratification. We aren’t friends. I don’t even want to be your colleague. Leave me alone.”
            I blinked. I was not used to being rejected like this by women, especially not this abruptly or thoroughly. The only good thing about working in this god-forsaken hospital was her, but it was beginning to dawn on me that she really did hate me. It wasn’t a coy scheme. She genuinely and completely despised me.
            “Is this because of—” I started to ask about that one time with Hunter and she cut me off with an angry noise.
            “You know what it’s because of, and if you don’t, you fucking should.” I swallowed. She was furious. Her skin had gone pale and her eyes were wide. “You, Brandon Koels, are a bad person. You create havoc, chaos, and unhappiness wherever you go. Now you’ve brought it here, where I live and work. I want none of it in my life. Do you understand?” Her voice was an angry hiss.
            “I’m not seventeen anymore, Aimee,” I managed to say, still stunned and confused. I had not expected this sort of outburst from her.
            “Neither am I.”
            “No. Just nothing,” she told me. “You think you can just come in and charm me with your cute smile and lunch offer? You think I’ll let you off the hook for being cruel to me? For breaking your dad’s heart and running away? You think that I’ll sleep with you? Well, think again. You can take that knowing attitude of yours and shove it straight up your smug ass.” As soon as the doors popped open, she was walking away. “Go bang a nurse or something but leave me alone,” she said over her shoulder. “I’m not buying what you’re selling, Brandon Koels. I’m much too smart for that.”
            I gaped at her retreating figure and thought over her suggestion for a moment. Nah. I didn’t want to bang a nurse. I wanted to bang Aimee Ford. And if it made my father furious? Well, that was even better.


Taylor Holloway is a bestselling romance author who writes sweet and sexy stories with just enough of an edge to offset all the feels. Her books are specifically Taylor-ed to make you blush, cry, laugh, and swoon. She's an Austin native with a penchant for bad puns, strong margaritas, expensive shoes, and shiny things. When she's not writing, she's working a hilariously bland corporate job, spoiling her husband and cat, or going for long walks in the dark.



Monday, April 1, 2019

Cover Reveal

One woman on a dating quest. One man in need of a relationship guru. One wild proposal neither can resist.

THE DATING PROPOSAL is a witty, clever new standalone romantic comedy from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely. And, wait for it, this will be Lauren's first book to release live into Kindle Unlimited! But don't worry -- you can get it everywhere else first! THE DATING PROPOSAL is just 99 cents while on pre-order at your favorite retailer now! But grab it at this amazing price NOW because the price will be going up to $3.99 on release day and it will ONLY be on other retailers for a few days after that! THE DATING PROPOSAL will be a LIVE RELEASE on Amazon in Kindle Unlimited on May 6th! It will be 99 cents for a limited time only! Don’t miss picking it up at the retailer of your choice!

April 22nd – Releasing on Kobo
April 29th – Releasing on Apple Books, Barnes & Noble, and Google Play
May 6th-Live Release in Kindle Unlimited

Check out the cover below, and pre-order your copy today!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Cover Reveal

We are so excited to be sharing the cover of A GIRL LIKE YOU, the next book is New York Times bestselling author Samantha Chase's new Magnolia Sound series. Be sure so pre-order your copy today so you don't miss out on this new small town romance!

Thursday, March 7, 2019

New March Release

It's time for the last of the Wingmen to get his story! Don't miss THE LAST WINGMAN, the final book in USA Today bestselling author Daisy Prescott's Wingmen series. Be sure to grab your copy today!

Cover Reveal: Downfall by Jay Crownover

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes DOWNFALL, a sexy, standalone contemporary romance releasing March 27th! Check out the amazing cover below!

New Release + Excerpt

Today we are celebrating the release of GOOD ON PAPER by Jennifer Millikin. GOOD ON PAPER is a standalone, friends-to-lovers story! Be sure to follow Jennifer for exclusive news and giveaways!

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Samantha Young's Hart's Boardwalk #3

Local metalsmith and gift shop owner, Dahlia McGuire, likes her quiet life in Hartwell, Delaware. It's the perfect place to hide from her family and the tragic events that led to their estrangement. However, when her father, the person she loves most in the world, needs her Dahlia has no choice but to return to Boston to face her ghosts. One of those happens to be her ex-boyfriend's best friend, Michael Sullivan. The man she was never supposed to fall in love with.
Michael Sullivan has never forgotten Dahlia McGuire. Some might say he’s never gotten over her. For years he lived with the anger of her desertion, and now, newly-divorced, he’s finally ready to move on. That proves impossible when Dahlia returns to Boston and reawakens their explosive connection. Despite everything, Michael wants her back, but  Dahlia can’t seem to let go of the tangled emotions of the past. When she flees home to Hartwell, Michael follows, determined to do everything in his power to convince her they belong together.
However, when the unthinkable hits the quiet seaside town, Michael finds himself trying to unravel more than the mystery of Dahlia's broken heart. It's time for truths left unsaid to finally be spoken or Michael and Dahlia might find themselves torn apart forever…

By Samantha Young
Cover Design by Hang Le (
US Release Date: May 7th 2019 in ebook & paperback
This book can be read as a standalone.

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