Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Rebound (#2) by Noelle August

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REBOUND (Boomerang #2)
Author: Noelle August (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: February 10, 2014
Publisher: William Morrow

SYNOPSIS

At Boomerang, one night can change everything…

Noelle August has taken the New Adult genre by storm, and readers can’t wait to see what chaos, confusion, and connections arise at the Boomerang offices next.

Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-three, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of his game in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and threatens to knock the tech wunderkind down and throw his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for millennials,

Alison Quick, the twenty-one-year-old daughter of a business tycoon—and the very ex-girlfriend of Boomerang’s former intern, Ethan—has a problem of her own. After nearly flunking out in her senior year of college, she has one chance to redeem herself to her father by proving that she deserves a place in his corporate empire. That means spearheading her father’s plan to sink big money into Adam’s company and launch it into the stratosphere—provided Adam has no skeletons in his closet.

When the two meet, their sizzling chemistry makes it tough to keep things strictly professional. But when Alison discovers Adam’s secret, she knows she should bring it right to her father, who’ll leverage it for his own gain and use it to ruin Adam. The only problem: she’s falling for Adam—hard.

Will earning her father’s approval come at the price of losing her first real love? Or can Adam and Alison leave behind past mistakes and conquer the world—together?

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Purchase links: Amazon | B&N | IndieBound

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Despite it’s title, Rebound, I promise you that this book is going to give you such a light, fun and great reading experience. 

I noticed that there are some commonalities between how Boomerang and Rebound was written, particularly the beginning of the story. On how the characters got acquainted with each other and how the complication with their relationship started. But after that, Rebound basically took it’s own course and explored more about Boomerang’s world and CEO, Adam Blackwood.

I just have to say this here: the prediction that I have after finishing Boomerang was dead-on right! I knew it!

In Rebound, we are reunited with the entire Boomerang crew and they are certainly bringing in the fun. In this book, we even get a closer look of Adam Blackwood, CEO of Boomerang, and Alison Quick. When I was just thinking about the possibility of this two having a book for their characters, I was already on board with their ship and imagining scenarios of what could possibly happen on the book’s plot. I truly felt that there’s a brewing story line for Alison and Adam towards the last part of Boomerang and I’m so glad that we get to explore that in this book. I’ve been shipping them since then. And my, my, they definitely delivered.

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Bookish Activities, Books, WWW Wednesday

WWW Wednesday {1} – July 12, 2017

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WWW Wednesday is a bookish weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and was formerly hosted by MizB of A Daily Rhythm.

It is open for anyone to participate, even without a blog you can comment on Sam’s post with your own answers. It is a great way to share what you’ve been reading! All you have to do is answer three questions and share a link to your blog in the comments section of Sam’s blog.

THE THREE Ws ARE:

WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

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Romancing Mister Bridgerton by Julia Quinn (GOODREADS)

Penelope Featherington has secretly adored her best friend’s brother for… well, it feels like forever. After half a lifetime of watching Colin Bridgerton from afar, she thinks she knows everything about him, until she stumbles across his deepest secret… and fears she doesn’t know him at all.

Colin Bridgerton is tired of being thought nothing but an empty-headed charmer, tired of everyone’s preoccupation with the notorious gossip columnist Lady Whistledown, who can’t seem to publish an edition without mentioning him in the first paragraph.

But when Colin returns to London from a trip aboard, he discovers nothing in his life is quite the same, especially Penelope Featherington, the girl haunting his dreams!

And when he discovers that Penelope has secrets of her own, this elusive bachelor must decide… is she his biggest threat, or his promise of a happy ending?

Thoughts: I’m currently rereading Romancing Mister Bridgerton, my all-time favorite book from the Bridgerton series of Julia Quinn. She’s my go-to author when it comes to historical romance and have been that way since I was a high-school student. To date, I couldn’t remember the times I’ve reread this book (and her other books) and I could do it over and over again. There’s something about Penelope and Colin’s story that always gets me and my emotions.

ON-GOING WATTPAD STORIES THAT I’M READING (just added this one)

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Bookish Activities, Books, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting On Wednesday {3}: Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

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“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.

Here’s my pick for this week …

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WITHOUT MERIT
Author: Colleen Hoover (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: October 3, 2017

SYNOPSIS

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing it deserves is forgiveness.”

The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, Without Merit explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love and truth.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, Point of Retreat, This Girl, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Maybe Not, Ugly Love, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. Colleen has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice—for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Visit ColleenHoover.com.

GOODREADS
Pre-order links: Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Google Play

It has been what – almost a year now since Colleen Hoover released a novel, right? So my anticipation for Without Merit is really high. Without Merit has a very interesting plot that I can’t wait to unravel. I’ve detected that a forbidden element is surrounding Merit and the male character. “Until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable”. Why is he unavailable? But what I’m curious the most is about her family and their issues. How would Merit “shatter the happy family illusion”? How is her family’s issues tied to the boy that she loves? I can feel that this book will have complex characters and plot. I’m excited!

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Book Review: All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria

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SYNOPSIS

Five Cuevas @fivetravels
Three guesses to where I’m going next. Starts with an M. Ends with a U. Has a lechon named after it. #travel

Twenty-something travel blogger Five thinks she has hit the jackpot when she gets invited to glittering Macau for an all-expense-paid bloggers tour. Think majestic old churches, sparkling casinos, exhilarating bungee jumps, and the world’s most unforgettable egg tarts. The trip is practically perfect, except for one little glitch. She gets assigned to be travel buddies with Jesse, the world’s most infuriating photo blogger, and it’s definitely war at first sight.

Will Five let Jesse turn her dream vacation into a total nightmare? Or will falling in love be on the itinerary?

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Purchase link: Amazon

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All’s Fair in Blog and War was an enjoyable 107-paged light and sweet read. 

Before I proceed in divulging my thoughts about All’s Fair in Blog and War, I would just like to share with you on how I was able to acquire a copy of it. It came to me as a sweet surprise, actually. Yesterday I received a direct message on Twitter from Ana Tejano (Author of Fall like Rain, which I currently reviewed and featured here on my blog) saying that I won from her giveaway. Apparently my book review for Fall like Rain was the 50th review posted on Goodreads and she has this on-going secret giveaway in which to reward the ones who posted the 49th and 50th review. What were the chances of me getting this lucky? Probably this one time! She asked me to pick any book from #romanceclass as a prize and I got way too flustered. There are a lot of books that I’ve been eyeing from #romanceclass (others are already sitting on my Kindle waiting to be read) and so I asked Ana if she has any suggestion. Then she asked what I’m up for reading and in which I told her that I feel like reading a book under the friends to lovers or love and hate relationship trope.

That’s when this violet-covered book popped into my mind! I told Ana that I’ve chosen All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria (since I’ve been wanting to read it) and she proceeded to gift it to me on Kindle. So before yesterday, I wouldn’t have thought of being able to breeze through this book today. Yes, I breezed through it!

Thank you again, Ana for being my Kindle fairy! 

All’s Fair in Blog and War follows the story of travel blogger, Five Cuevas, who got invited (along with few selected bloggers) by the Macau Tourism Board for a familiarization trip to the said place. The trip aims to introduce the bloggers and have them enjoy Macau’s different offerings in terms of culture, cuisine, entertainment and attractions. It’s going to be an all-paid expense trip – from the accommodations, airfare, meal and so on. They are going to enjoy the place without spending a dime. Lucky them! Well, except for the pasalubongs. In turn they have to feature their experiences in Macau on their respective blogs which is basically still a win on their side considering the traffic that they could get out of it.

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Bookish Activities, Books, Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday {2}: Lucky in Love by Kasie West

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“Waiting on Wednesday” is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that I or us, readers are eagerly anticipating.

Here’s my pick for this week …

Lucky in LoveLUCKY IN LOVE
Author: Kasie West (Website | Twitter)
Publication Date: July 27, 2017
Publisher: Scholastic

SYNOPSIS

In this new contemporary from YA star Kasie West, a girl who wins the lottery learns that money can cause more problems than it solves, especially when love comes into the picture.

Maddie doesn’t believe in luck. She’s all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment —

She wins!

In a flash, Maddie’s life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she’s talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun… until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn’t sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn’t seem aware of Maddie’s big news. And, for some reason, she doesn’t want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.

GOODREADS
Pre-order links: Amazon| B&N

I’m an avid reader of Kasie West and I have been anticipating for her next release as soon as I finished reading By Your Side back in February! Kasie West just knows how to bring her A-game when it comes to realistic characters and situations, fluffy and utterly sweet romances. She also writes funny yet very witty (gold) dialogues/banters that I always anticipate for.

I have high hopes that Lucky in Love will be a success just like her previous releases! x

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