Review: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel


Cover.TheOneThatGotAwayThe One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel

Published August 22, 2017, by St. Martin’s Press.

Adult > Chick Lit, Contemporary, Retelling, Romance

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A modern retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back.

Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren’t.

Ten years later, Ruby’s single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There’s barely time for a trip to England for her little sister’s wedding. And there’s certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.

But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can’t help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago. Because there’s nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past…

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Review: This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker


30820721This Is Not the End by Chandler Baker

Published August 8, 2017, by Disney Hyperion.

YA > Contemporary, Sci-Fi

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I wonder if for the rest of my life, I’ll be haunted by beautiful days.

On one cloudless, radiant summer afternoon, Lake Devereaux lost everything. The car crash claimed the lives of her best friend and boyfriend, the people who had become her family after her own fell apart. But she doesn’t have to lose them both.

The development of resurrection technology has changed the world. Under the new laws regulating the process, each person gets one resurrection to be used or forfeited on their eighteenth birthday. Mere weeks away from turning eighteen, Lake faces an impossible choice.

Envisioning life without one of the people she loves most is shattering enough, but Lake carries an additional burden: years ago, under family pressure, Lake secretly—and illegally—promised her resurrection to someone who isn’t even dead yet.

The search for answers about her future draws Lake more deeply into the secrets of her past until she begins to question everything about those closest to her. Betrayals and hurts both new and old threaten to eclipse the memories she once cherished.

Then Lake meets a boy unlike anyone she’s encountered before, who unflinchingly embraces the darkest parts of her life . . . and who believes that all resurrections are wrong.

Which path is the right one? And how can Lake start to heal when she can’t move on?

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Review: Boomerang by Noelle August

18869613Boomerang (Boomerang, #1) by Noelle August

Published June 10, 2014, by William Morrow.

New Adult > Contemporary, Romance

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Welcome to Boomerang.com, the dating site for the millennial gen with its no-fuss, no-commitments matchups, and where work is steamier than any random hook-up.

Mia Galliano is an aspiring filmmaker. Ethan Vance has just played his last game as a collegiate soccer star. They’re sharp, hungry for success, and they share a secret.

Last night, Ethan and Mia met at a bar, and, well . . . one thing led to another, which led to them waking up the next morning—together. Things turned awkward in a hurry when they found themselves sharing a post hookup taxi . . . to the same place: Boomerang headquarters.

What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.

As their internships come to an end, will they manage to keep their eyes on the future and their hands off each other, or will the pull of attraction put them right back where they started?

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Books and Cats, No Better Combination!

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When I saw this tag on Holly’s blog, Nut Free Nerd, I just knew that I had to do it! I don’t think there’s a tag that is better suited for me or this blog! The tag was created by Kate @ meltingpotsandothercalamities — thanks for creating such an adorable tag!

Also, my adorable kitty Clary modeled for the graphic for this post! Isn’t she just the sweetest?! She just turned 3 in July, and is the best reader buddy and love I could have asked for!


Purr: As cats do this when they’re happy or relaxed, what is the book that makes you happiest or relaxed?

I have to go with the first or third book in the Harry Potter series, Sorcerer’s Stone or Prisoner of Azkaban. I love this first because every time I open it up it feels like going home (J.K. Rowling spoke true words when she said that Hogwarts would always be there to “welcome [us] home”), and I love the third because of Harry’s relationship with Sirius. Continue reading “Books and Cats, No Better Combination!”

4 Stories to Binge until the Next Episode of THE BOLD TYPE!

The Bold Type image via Freeform.com
The Bold Type image via Freeform.com.

Freeform’s The Bold Type has taken TV by storm. It’s my (and many many other women’s) current summer TV obsession, and if it’s not yours it totally should be. Go watch it! Oh so current, fun, and more important than ever, this show tackles topics young women in the professional workforce, and so much more.

So, if like me, 9PM on Tuesdays can’t come fast enough, or you’re just eager for more feel-good and real stories about today’s young women, look no further! I’ve got 4 stories to fill The Bold Type void until next week’s episode.

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