Review: A Date for Hannah by Callie Henry

Today I get to bring to you a very sweet young love story.  This is definitely a story for anyone who has felt crumby when they went to high school.  You will get drawn into this story just like a hallmark movie.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

40660081Book Blurb:

High-schooler, Hannah, has always been self-conscious about her weight, so when hottie swimmer, Liam, pays her extra attention at her sister’s wedding, she has a hard time trusting his interest. Throughout the evening, Liam’s charm wins her over, until they’re falling hard for each other. But the next day, Hannah learns something that may ruin it all.

Review:

Hannah wasn’t looking forward to being the only person her age at her sister’s wedding.  Though she is happy for her sister she doesn’t expect to have an enjoyable time.  That is until Liam steps into her world.  Liam was only supposed to be a good companion for Hannah.  He didn’t expect to feel the way he does.  Can these two really fall in love after only knowing each other a few hours?  Will Hannah be able to get past what she learns about Liam?

This was such a sweet story.  It is a fairly short book but it sucks you in from page one.  Hannah and Liam are two very different teenagers, but you can feel the connection the two of them have within pages of them meeting.  This is definitely a quick love story, but it doesn’t have steam to it.  There is no sex but some very hot kissing that will send every inner teenager swooning.  If you are looking for a good sweet read this is definitely go to.  You won’t regret picking this book up.

Review: Four Day Fling by Emma Hart

Today I get to bring to you the newest rom-com from Emma Hart.  Emma Hart does her magic on a hockey player and the girl who doesn’t realize he is a hockey superstar.  It was supposed to only be four days, but in the end will they be more?  This book comes at the perfect time for summer readers.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

FourdayflingBlurb:

A standalone romantic comedy of epically awkward proportions, from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.

Imagine this. You’re ready to leave after a one-night stand, and you’re figuring out how to—shock horror—leave your number and ask him to be your fake boyfriend for your sister’s wedding this weekend. When he wakes up. Well, that happened to me. And over coffee and omelets, I found myself a date.

Which was how I ended up arriving at the wedding with a guy I knew nothing about. I didn’t know his last name, or how we met, or how long we’d been dating. I didn’t know where he grew up, what he’d majored in in college, or how many siblings he had. I sure as hell didn’t know he was Adam Winters, hotshot hockey player—and not only my father’s favorite player, but my little nephew’s freakin’ idol. Which means I’m in trouble. Big, big trouble. My mother is suspicious, my sister is bridezilla on crack, and my grandpa will tell anyone who’ll listen about his time in Amsterdam’s Red Light District. Four days. I have to keep this up for four days, and then Adam and I can return to our regular lives, where we don’t have sex whenever we’re alone and my family aren’t interrogating him over his intentions with me.

At least, that’s the plan. And we all know what happens to those

Review:

Waking up next to the sexy stranger from last night was a good feeling for Poppy.  As she tries to sneak out, she debates on asking him to be her date for her sister’s wedding.  She knows that her family is crazy and bringing him should quiet her mom’s insistence on her love life.   What she doesn’t expect is for him to agree to it?  What she really doesn’t plan on is this stranger isn’t a stranger to everyone.  He is a famous hockey star and her family are hockey fanatics.  All Poppy has to do is survive her sister’s wedding, deal with her mom, have hot sex with her fling and then go back to living her life.  Easy right?

This is another goal (hockey pun intended) by Emma Hart.  Poppy and Adam are laugh out loud funny.  Their romance is so sweet even with Poppy fighting it all the way.  Poppy’s family is one of the best parts of this book.  They are equal parts funny, lush and caring.  Adam manages to take all of this in stride.  This is especially true when it comes to Poppy’s mother.  He plays the perfect fake boyfriend.  Poppy is outrageous, wears scandalous (to her mother) clothing and fights her attraction to Adam.  When their four days is over is when the real drama begins.  It is fun seeing these two complete opposites fall in love.  Emma Hart can write a feisty heroine and the sexy man that loves them.  If you are looking for that perfect beach book, you need to pick this book up today.  I guarantee you will not want to put it down.

An adventure in Mavenland

I have been meaning to write about my super busy Saturday.  It was literally a day full of a birthday, a 911 call, a wedding and vampires.  I know these don’t seem like they are connected at all, but believe me they are.

Saturday was my birthday.  It wasn’t a big one and if you ask I won’t tell you how old I am.  It’s not that bad, but I like to leave an air of mystery.  Well, my birthday started out with me getting up at the crack of dawn to go to my second job. I work at a gym for my second job.  This is normally a very easy job except for those days that go all to hell.  Saturday was one of those days.  I won’t go into all the details, but the biggest highlight was me having to call 911 because a woman passed out in the parking lot. She didn’t eat before her exercise class.  She claimed this happens often.  You would think people would learn, but I know better than to think that. So, me being the person who called had to stay later at work because of it.  This just set the tone of the day.

I proceeded to rush home to get ready to go to the wedding.  My husband and I hopped into the car and set out.  Now, I am going to preface this by saying my husband is a truck driver and knows the area.  That being said.  He missed his turn and we arrived at the wedding just as it was about to start.  It was a very nice wedding.  It was a beautiful ceremony and I wish them all the happiness. The wedding was a bit unorthodox with the groom being 30, the bride being 19 and her something new was the very visible baby bump.  I think this is going to be a very challenging road ahead but if they work together they can get through anything.  I would have to say there were two interesting parts to the wedding and reception.  First, the couple stood and braided a rope as a symbol of their relationship with God.  I didn’t realize what it symbolized until a bit later.  I thought at first they were incorporating the pregnancy and thought that was weird.  Guess that will teach me for not paying attention.  Second, I noticed there were a lot of children at this wedding.  There is nothing wrong with having children at a wedding, but when they are unruly and you can’t control them then that’s a problem.  It’s just amazing how people can just ignore children running around especially their own mother and grandmother.  Anyway, we ended up leaving before the cake was cut so we could do something for my birthday.  I chose to go to the movies.

What movie did I choose?  Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter.  Now, normally I don’t see movies I want to see because my husband and I have such differing tastes.  This was an anomaly that I got to pick whatever movie I wanted to see.  So I told my husband and he was very amicable about it.  I did put one stipulation on it.  I told him he wasn’t allowed to scream like a girl (he doesn’t like scary movies).  He promptly informed me “I make no promises.” I laughed at that.  So we went to see the movie and it was an excellent movie.  I would recommend anyone to see it.  But, one little warning do not take someone who is going to sit through the whole movie saying “I missed that in History class.”  Throughout the WHOLE movie.  I kept reminding him that it was based on a book, a FICTION book.  This did not stop the commentary.  Even though I had the peanut gallery sitting next to me I did enjoy the movie.  The rest of the evening ended pretty tamely with dinner and going home.

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I haven’t had quite a birthday before.  A birthday beginning with a 911 call and ending with Abraham Lincoln slaying vampires.  All I have to say is I wonder what my next one will consist of.

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