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Trophy Husband by Lauren Blakely Blog Tour

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***WARNING***This Book contains Mature Adult Content!*** Today I would like share with you all to check out my review for the Trophy Husband Blog Tour!! :) From  Goodreads : Sometimes you can't help falling in love, even when you try to do the opposite...Successful fashion blogger McKenna Bell has spent far too long protecting herself after the way her ex-fiancĂ© left her at the altar for a college chick he met the night of his bachelor party. Loving again, trusting again, well, that's just not in the cards. Especially now that her ex is back in town with his new woman, demanding custody of McKenna's favorite creature in the whole world--her dog. No effing way. McKenna's had enough of him, and she decides to even the score by finding her own hot young thing -- a Trophy Husband. Sure, she's only twenty-seven, but doesn't that make it even more fun -- and infuriating to her ex -- to pursue a younger man? When she declares her intentions on her daily bl

Faking It (Losing It #2) by Cora Carmack (ARC Review)

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***WARNING!!! This Book Contains some Mature Adult Content not Recommended for anyone under the age of 17!!!!*** So before I share with you all my review for Faking It  by Cora Carmack, I have something random to share with you all.  So this past weekend, on Saturday I went with a friend to go see The Hangover 3 , which btw, is SO much different than the first two!! If you don't already know, that movie is Rated R, which means, technically, no one under the age of 17 is allowed into the theater.  Well, when I went to go buy my ticket, guess what happened?! THEY ASKED FOR MY ID!! Now, before you say, "What's the big deal?", well, here's the thing...I haven't been under 17 in over 5 years!! I am going to be 22 in July!!   I was just reminded of that story as I wrote the big warning above lol, and just had to share!  I mean, honestly, I know I look fairly young, but under 17??? Yeah, I'm not so sure... Anyway, done with random rant of the

IMM #20/Stacking the Shelves #1

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And then from this week on, I will ALSO be participating in Stacking the Shelves, since Kristi is busy getting ready for her baby she hasn't had time to do IMM, and so I'll be linking up to SS too! :)  Stacking the Shelves is hosted by  Tynga's Review ! From Publisher: Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren  (One copy will be a for a giveaway VERY soon!!! :) I also already read this one, you can check out my review  HERE !) Wallbanger by Alice Clayton  (ARC, set to be released on August 13th, 2013) (I have also read this one, and you can check out my review  HERE !) From Author: Stardust Summer by Lauren Clark  (SIGNED!! Thank you Lauren!! XOXO!!) Dancing Naked in Dixie by Lauren Clark  (an extra copy for giveaway!! :)) Plus some awesome book related swag! :) Won!: Silence (#3 in Hush, Hush Series) by Becca Fitzpatrick A HUGEEEEEE THANK YOU TO Gallery Books, Lauren Clark, AND Alex over at  A Girl, Books, and Other

Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 4: My Master by Lisa Renee Jones

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From  Goodreads : An Inside Out novella... A hot new erotic story by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Lisa Renee Jones Connection to The Inside Out Trilogy that has recently been optioned to STARZ for TV with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp) producing and includes exciting clues for the series readers but stands alone as it’s own exciting erotic story.   The Inside Out Trilogy includes IF I WERE YOU, BEING ME, and REVEALING US   In   part four of Rebecca’s Lost Journals, My Master  , it’s Rebecca turn to claim control and set the limits in her relationship. My Thoughts: Rebecca's story continues in Lisa Renee Jones's fourth volume in Rebecca's Lost Journals, Volume 4: My Master .  This novella series, while getting more and more intriguing with each book, as the reader attempted to decipher WHO IS THE MASTER?? While trying to FINALLY claim some control her, okay let's admit here people...F*&^ed up relationship with &quo

Pushing the Limits (Pushing the Limits #1) by Katie McGarry

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Wow, this was a great book!!! From  Goodreads : No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with "freaky" scars on her arms. Even Echo can't remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo's world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much   impossible. Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she'll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again. My Thoughts: I am just going to get straight to the point...I LOVED THIS BOOK!!  This book has me

Music Tuesday #71

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Hello!! Music Tuesday Time!! :) This week's song is a favorite for the shower!  So I know it isn't the usual style of music that most people want to listen to when listening to their iPod, but what most of you may not know about me is that I am a huge Musical junkie! Love them! So here's one of my favorites! Especially for the shower, where everything echos nicely! :) Think of Me  from Phantom of the Opera!  (This is the movie version sung by Emmy Rossum!) The Romance Bookie <3

True by Erin McCarthy (ARC)

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***WARNING***This book contains mature ADULT content!!!*** Hey Everyone!! :) Today I want to share with you all my review of Erin McCarthy's True ! :) This is an ARC review, but the actual finished book was released on May 7th, 2013! :) From  Goodreads : When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory. Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty that keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t… Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in

The Forgotten Ones by Laura Howard (#1 The Danaan Trilogy) (ARC)

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When I got an email a couple of weeks ago from Laura Howard asking me to read her new novel The Forgotten Ones, I read the synopsis, and knew I would find it intriguing! From  Goodreads : Allison O'Malley's plan is to go to grad school so she can get a good job and take care of her schizophrenic mother. She has carefully closed herself off from everything else, including a relationship with Ethan, who she's been in love with for as long as she can remember. What is definitely not part of the plan is the return of her long-lost father, who claims he can bring Allison's mother back from the dark place her mind has gone. Allison doesn't trust her father, so why would she believe his stories about a long forgotten Irish people, the Tuatha de Danaan? But truths have a way of revealing themselves. Secrets will eventually surface. And Allison must learn to set aside her plan and work with her father if there is even a small chance it could restore her mother's

Inhale, Exhale by Sarah M. Ross Blog Tour (ARC Review)

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Hey Everyone! So today I'm a part of the Inhale, Exhale  Blog Tour!!! :) I am doing a review on the ARC edition!  The came was released officially on the seventh, so if it's something that might sound interesting to you, you can find the buy links below! :) From  Goodreads : Jillian had a plan: celebrate the end of her first year of college with an amazing summer full of beaches, barbeques, and bonfires. When her mom insists she needs a summer job, and her boyfriend spends more time with his band than with her, Jillian’s plans go down the drain. Grant had a plan: finish his Masters, get a great job at Google, and get the hell out of Georgia. He might be giving up some of the fun of his youth, but he knows his all work and no play method would be worth it when his dreams came true. But things never go according to plan. When temptation brings them together and tragedy tears them apart, Jillian and Grant will be forced to choose: fight for their dreams, or fight f

500 Followers Giveaway!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

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OH MY GOODNESS!!! You guys are honestly the best EVER!!!! I know it's taken me a while to write this post, but I've honestly been CRAZY busy! Anyway, you may have noticed but I achieved a HUGE milestone last week!! I hit  500 FOLLOWERS!!!!!!!!!! You guys are honestly amazingly AWESOME!!!! In honor of this HUGE milestone, I want to first share with you some of the amazing memories so far on The Romance Bookie... -I started The Romance Bookie 2 1/2 years ago, in December of 2010. -Because of The Romance Bookie I have been to a few VERY AWESOME signings, including the one where I got to meet my all time favorite author, Meg Cabot (whom I also got to have a conversation with)!  Along the way, I've also met: Cassandra Clare, Maureen Johnson, Marissa Meyer (and gotten to eat lunch with her!), Gayle Forman, Stephanie Perkins, and quite a few others! -Along with Diana over at  Little Miss Drama Queen , we came up with the idea behind  Meg-A-Readers ! -I've gott

Rebecca's Lost Journal, Volume 3: His Submissive (Inside Out Novella #3)

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***WARNING!!! THIS BOOK CONTAINS MATURE CONTENT! NOT INTENDED FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18!!!*** From Goodreads : An Inside Out novella... A hot new erotic story by New York Times and USA Today Best Selling author Lisa Renee Jones Connection to The Inside Out Trilogy that has recently been optioned to STARZ for TV with Suzanne Todd (Alice in Wonderland w/Johnny Depp) producing and includes exciting clues for the series readers but stands alone as it’s own exciting erotic story. The Inside Out Trilogy includes IF I WERE YOU, BEING ME, and REVEALING US In  part three of Rebecca’s Lost Journals, His Submissive  , Rebecca must decide just how far she will go for the darkly intense man who she is falling in love with. And does she dare believe that he too, will ever love her? My Thoughts: Yay, finally got to read the third one!! And I've got #4 and the SECOND in the Inside Out  series waiting on my Kindle as well!! :) I know this is going to sound weird, and a lot

Music Tuesday #70

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Hey!! So this song, my mom got me totally hooked on, because she loves this band and bought their newest CD!  I hope you like! :) It's called "Counting Stars" and it's by OneRepublic! The Romance Bookie :)

The Book of Broken Hearts by Sarah Ockler (ARC Review)

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Dementia...aka Alzheimer's...really does = "the Devil" or "el demonio".  What a HORRIBLE disease this is!  I personally have had fairly little experience with this terrible disease, but I've heard some awful stories!  We new a lady who it attacked so fast, we didn't even know.  We knew her for years, and one day we saw her with her husband and she honestly had no idea who we were!  In fact, she looked scared that we were talking to her. My great-grandmother who will be 94 next month, was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago.  I unfortunately haven't been to my country of origin, Germany, to visit her, but my brother visited a couple of years ago, and he stayed with her for a couple of days throughout his visit.  Every single time he saw her, she didn't remember him! So anyway now to my review...since you maybe wondering "What does this have to do with your review?" From  Goodreads : When all signs point to heartbreak, can

No Attachments by Tiffany King Blog Tour

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Today I'm so excited to be a part of the No Attachments  Blog Tour!!! I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed this book!!...oh Wait, YES I CAN!!! From  Goodreads : Ashton Garrison walked away from a privileged life in order to hide from the one thing she's not willing to face. She knows she left behind a trail of pain, but in the long run, her betrayal will hurt less than the truth. She now has one goal: Live life to the fullest with no regrets and no attachments. She has high hopes that a move to new surroundings will provide the escape she desires, but what Ashton doesn't count on is how fate always seems to find a way to screw up any good plan. Sometimes, when love comes knocking, the pull is too strong not to answer. Suddenly, what she thought she wanted to escape from is what Ashton now wants more than anything. Nathan Lockton has one mission: find his target and complete the task he was hired to do—no attachments and no emotion necessary.

Beautiful Stranger (Beautiful Bastard #2) by Christina Lauren

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***WARNING***ADULT CONTENT INVOLVING INAPPROPRIATE SUBJECTS FOR ANYONE UNDER THE AGE OF 18!!!*** Hey Everyone! How is everything going?? :) Today I'll be reviewing Beautiful Stranger  by Christina Lauren, which is the second book in the Beautiful Bastard Series ! From  Goodreads : A charming British Playboy. A girl determined to finally live. And a secret liaison revealed in all too vivid color. Book two in the NYT Bestselling series.  Escaping a cheating ex, finance whiz Sara Dillon's moved to New York City and is looking for excitement without a lot of strings attached. So meeting the irresistible, sexy Brit at a dance club should have meant nothing more than a night's fun. But the manner--and speed--with which he melts her inhibitions turns him from a one-time hookup and into her Beautiful Stranger. The whole city knows Max Stella loves women, not that he's ever found one he particularly wants to keep around. Despite pulling in plenty with his Wall S

FIRST KISS by Ann Marie Frohoff Cover Reveal

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Short Synopsis of FIRST KISS It was all about the band, until the girl next door. Her innocence is tempting. A sexually charged coming of age story set in the throes of stardom.  About an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, when the girl next door becomes something more; they're forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends and family. Sacrifices are made as everything changes as they know it. Title: First Kiss (Heavy Influence Trilogy, #1) Author: Ann Marie Frohoff Release Date: June 11, 2013 Pages: 483 Find it:  Amazon  &  Goodreads Genre: Young Adult Contemporary About Ann Marie Frohoff: Ann Marie ("Annie") Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast. The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, is tentatively set to releas