**Two Weeks Notice by Whitney G**

Okay, I’m going to preface this review with this: I love a good read about a boss and one of his employees. I really do. I’ve read multiple books by Whitney G, mainly her Boss/Employee story lines. I’ve read Naughty Boss, Reasonable Doubt, and Two Week Notice (with TWN being my most recent read). However when the story line seems to go the same way in a book I tend to lose interest. So it comes as no surprise that I was having déjà vu while reading Two Weeks Notice.

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The timing of this book was very stretched out.  In books we always seem to see a faster paced, this is what the hero wants and he’s going to get it and get it fast. With TWN there is a lag in “getting to the good part”.  It starts like many other novels, the hero is an asshole and can’t seem to keep a certain employee until the “perfect” one comes along and is hired as his executive assistant. Eye RollThen there is a span of a few years while he continues to be an asshole, she just takes it and has no life because her job is her life 100%. Then they finally start exploring their relationship because the heroine finally has enough and tries to quit.

Overall it was an enjoyable read, even though it feels like I’ve read it before.  After I was done I went back and reread Reasonable Doubt and there were TOO many similarities for me to consider TWN a completely new storyline.  It seems like the author just recycled the story line and replaced the names with Preston and Tara, and added a few different details.  If it was written by a different author I would be seriously concerned that this was a case of plagiarism.

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**Double Down by Alessanda Torre**

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*****SCREAMS*****
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Okay now that’s out of the way…

Alessandra Torre never disappoints me. I know that no matter what she puts her characters, my heart and fragile psyche through, it will always work itself out in the end. The main characters were perfect for me. Don’t get me wrong sometimes I love a book where the heroine needs the man to tell her what to do. Bell was one of my most favorite female main characters ever. She was no nonsense, didn’t need a man to help her get through life/provide for her. Dario was the perfect mix of bad boy/billionaire/dominate. He didn’t understand Bell’s need to be independent which was a fault of his. They were the perfect match for each other, his hard and unwillingness, to her power to make him bend. Torre’s side characters through this duet were powerfully written as well, and I look forward (read: hold on to hope) to reading them in their own stories. *I’m looking at you Alessandra….I need more Lance, Rick and even Laurent.*
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I finished Even Money yesterday, and couldn’t wait to dive into Double Down to see where Bell and Dario’s story took them. Double Down was RIVETING, keeping my thoughts engaged throughout the dark and twisty events that were laid out perfectly. The pace, for me, never lagged. I was always flipping the pages faster to get to the next part of the story. Not only did you get some romance and sex, there was also an air of unpredictability and suspense throughout the whole book. It was the perfect mix of it all.

While the ending was satisfying I expected, that because this was a duet, that the ending would be wrapped up nicely in a neat little package and tidy bow. No such luck, and I should have know that with the author. While the ending left me satisfied FOR NOW, there was a pretty sizable loose end just fluttering back and forth in the wind. Sort of like that rouge hair that you can feel brushing against you, but no matter how hard you try you just can’t find it to remove it. This feeling isn’t enough to warrant a change in how I decided to rate Double Down. It wouldn’t hurt me to find out that Torre is planning on doing another book (or few) to finally tie down that fluttering loose end. *COUGH COUGH* I need more!

Overall though Double Down is a full of suspense conclusion to Alessandra Torre’s, All In Duet, that not only satisfies your need for closure but also leaves a door, not so widely, open to the possibility of additional books to smoothly finish out the story of Bell and Dario.

As Double Down is a continuation of the All In Duet Book 1, Even Money, must be read first. Advanced copy was provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for my honest review.

#DLVoxBox is Here!

Yay! I received my Deans List VoxBox from Influenster a couple days ago, and was just able to get home to open it!  I’m so excited about a lot of the products I got in my box.  The products we received are the following:

Playtex Sport Fresh Balance- benefits: 360* protection and odor shield.  They are lightly scented and new! New products are great!

Softlips Cube- 5 in 1 Lip Care Pomegranate Blueberry.  Promotes that it Hydrates, Replenishes, Smoothes, Protects, and Adds Shine.

Ready, Set Gorgeous- cover-girl fresh complexion concealer in  buff beige OR you received Ludens throat drops.  (I received the concealer.)

FriXion clicker pens from Pilot- new pen that its Americas first retractable, erasable gel ink pen.  I love the blue color I got!

KISS Looks So Natural Lashes- with a tapered end so they are not like other edges.

Sinful Colors Professional Nail Polish- No Text Red, part of their campaign to discourage texting while driving.  Practice Safe Texting!

And last but not least we received the new Airheads Bites! 5 full flavors of airheads in bite size pieces!

As I said before I’m extremely happy about the products in my box.  I probably wont be using the lashes (only because I’m not the best with makeup and I can’t seem to put them on).

**I received these products complimentary from Influenster for testing purposes.

Hold on to your seats everyone, you’re about to have one hell of a wild ride.

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Precarious by a Bella Jewel.

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Oh my god, you’ve done it again! I thought I loved her when I read the Sinners MC series, but I absolutely fell in love with her again. I first was introduced to her writing in the sinners series, and because I loved that so much I dove head first into her Criminals of the Ocean series book 1 (Enslaved By The Ocean for those of you that haven’t read it yet, trust me Hendricks is just as yummy as her biker books!). As if that wasn’t enough she wrote her next MC novel, Angels in Leather and it was just as good if not better! Then Wingman came out and it’s so funny, you won’t regret reading it. It took me for a ride and my emotions went haywire with that book, not only that but you get a peek of the Sinners boys in Wingman too! Anyway my point is, she’s great amazing, and you’re really missing out on one hell of a writer of you haven’t read her books.

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If you’re looking for a fluffy romance, you might want to steer clear of Precarious. But if you’re looking for a no-holds barred, gritty, sexual, “biker-mance” look no further. Beau ‘Krypt’ and Ash are my new favorite biker couple, right up there next to Deuce and Eva. Ash is my favorite kind of female, takes shit from no one and doesn’t let anybody hold her back from her dreams while still having a soft feminine side and isn’t scared of anything (except when there are mountain lions involved).

“You said there are cats. Big ones…that eat people.”

“Great. I’m probably going got walk right into the jaws of mega lion.”

And Krypt, oh god is he yummy.

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The sex, oh boy. Trust me, it is oh so good to read. You’ll need a friggin’ freezing cold shower by the time you’re done!

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The blurb is true, it is an epic dangerous love and I’m so happy I chose to ride along on their journey. Trust me, buy this book and read it immediately. If you don’t you are so missing out on one of the best releases this year.

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Some of my favorite quotes: (Too many to post all of them, but I want to get my point across that it is an extraordinary book!)*

*Not to be confused with plagiarism, because frankly there is too much of that shit out there, and it needs to stop. Like now.

Funny:

“I’ll kill you,” I cry. “Kill, slowly, with a blunt knife.  I’m going for your eyes first, I’m going to pop them out and squash them. Give me my towel.”

“Nice ass, babe.” He chuckles.

Sexy:

“Don’t pretend you don’t like it.  You would have loved to know I stroked over my cock last night, thinkin’ of your sweet pussy. And baby, when I came, it felt so fuckin’ good.”

Sweet:

“In saying that, if you’re my old lady, then you’re always goin’ to come first.” “Even if it hurts her?” He strokes his thumb over my bottom lip, staring at it.  “Even if it hurts.” “And if I’m not your old lady?” His eyes scan my face. “Then I gotta stop fuckin’ you, ’cause baby, you’re consuming me.”

…and for the hell of it, two more supernatural gifs for the road.

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Disclaimer: Yes I know, lots of Supernatural GIFs but, its like the best show on earth, and if you don’t like it “You sir, can fuck off.”

 

New Blog Name?!?!?

Sorry for the change everyone, but I realized that when I named my blog I wasn’t in the mindset of books and ended up naming it something that wasn’t even related. So I have changed the name of my blog to incorporate books, so that people know its a book blog and will hopefully get more views this way. The only reason I want more views is so that I know people are seeing my recommendations (etc.) and so I know people are able to experience the amazing books I’ve discovered!! So I am sorry for any confusion but I hope the new name makes everything better(:

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Favorite Book Boyfriends!?!

Who are your favorite guys?

Mine are Gideon, Kellan, Remy, and Simon.

I could probably name more…but then I’d be listing the guys from every book I’ve read! o.O

I would name Christian, but I’ve read so many great books and I think these guys are better than him in my book. But to each, her own. I figure many of you would pick Christan as your number one because he was your first and always will be your favorite.

So go ahead and leave your picks for your favorite book boyfriends in the comments! I want to see if there is anyone I haven’t met yet!

Feel free to post away! xoxo

Bookish Temptations Giveaway: Rush and Fever by Maya Banks

Giveaway: Rush and Fever by Maya Banks. Bookish Temptations is hosting ^^this awesome giveaway! All you have to do is comment on the blog post! 🙂  They’re giving away Both Rush and Fever by Maya Banks! The giveaway ends tomorrow so make sure you get your comments in! The winner is going to be announced on Sunday, so if you already left your comment be on the lookout for the announcement!

Back From Being MIA

Oh wow. I have not been on here in forever.  I apologize, I just haven’t been feeling things to post.  Recently, as in the time I’ve been missing, I’ve been working a lot so its harder to get on here.  I made four three crafts, the diaper cupcakes (which I posted), a beer cake for my fiance, a lollipop topiary for my moms 50th.  I could have sworn that I did one more, but I guess not.  So since I’ve been doing nothing but working my ass off I also haven’t been doing much writing.  I have a different writing style.  Right now I’m not really sure that I’m writing scenes for the same book all in all.  They may just be random scenes.  But anyway, I digress.  I write the scenes as I see them.  I don’t start from the beginning, middle, or even end.  I also having really had my muse with me the last few months so its been hard going trying to figure out scenes to write.  Below I’m posting what I envisioned as the start of my “book” story.  I won’t call it a book because it may never reach that status.  So here you go, this is titled “Moving Day”.  Its a partial, and not complete and will probably be changed around a bit within the final project.

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“Come on, E. Today’s the big day so get your ass moving.” My best friend Gabrielle said as she bounced on my bed.

“Go away whore!” I mumbled as I pulled the covers over my head and snuggled further down into my cocoon, “Why are you so chipper anyway Gabby?”  That comment earned me a slap.  Gabrielle absolutely loathes being called Gabby, according to her; it’s the equivalent to being called Satan.

“Don’t call me that! What’s the big deal anyway?  You get a fresh start in a new town and I get to come with you!”

“I know, I know.  It’s just going to take me awhile to get used to, I hate that we have to just up and change our life that we have here.  Plus you know I’m not a morning person!”  She pulled the covers off my bed and jumped up to snuggle next to me.  “Don’t worry, we’ll be fine!”

I turned over so I was facing her, and gave her a pointed look.  “Okay, I’ll take your word for it.”  She sat up and gave me a hug, “There’s the girl I love! The one that’s always ready to conquer anything that the world throws at her.”  Her good mood proved too much for my dislike of mornings and I quickly found myself smiling along with her.

“What time is it anyway?” I asked as I ground the heels of my hands into my eyes to try and wake up.  “Um…it’s like 7:30.”  I shook my head at her as she gave me a sheepish smile, “What? I’m just a little excited.”

“Its fine, I’m kind of excited too.  I’ve always wanted to work in another bar, ever since I had in college, and now we own one!  It’s also a little daunting.”

I just found out that my uncle recently passed away and left me his pride and joy, a bar that has been in our family for at least a decade.  It happens to be in a few towns over so the commute is too long for Bree and I to just stay in our current apartment.  Luckily there is an apartment above the bar, which he just had remodeled.  It only has two bedrooms, but in between them is a small office that we planned on turning into a bedroom for my 3 year old son Ryder, since there is an office we can both use downstairs in the bar.  Plus we’d only be staying in there until we had enough money for another place.

“Is Little Man up yet?”

“We’ll be fine. Um, no I don’t think he is.”

“Alright well go get started packing all of your shit, I know it will take you all damn day.” I said with a wink as I pushed her off of my bed, so I could get up and start packing before Ryder was up and ready to play.

 

 

Baby Boys

Baby’s are a miracle and make the world a better place. Whether it be a boy or a girl they are both the most precious things in the entire world. Nothing is as pure as a baby.

My sister is expecting her second child, a boy, and she is due any minute! We couldn’t be more excited for her and her husband!

I have a slight addiction to Pinterest (what?! doesn’t everybody??) and found a baby “cupcake” gift! Oh my god it is adorable! The cupcakes are rolled up onesies and the cherries are socks! As soon as I saw this I knew I had to make it for my new nephew.

Instead of buying a cute already decorated cupcakes box (holds four) I used my stampin’ up sets and stamped a plain white one myself, wrapped the box in ribbon, and made (yes made) a bow out of the same ribbon. I couldn’t be more impressed with myself and i can’t wait to give this to her and see my nephew. Hopefully he makes his appearance soon.

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I had extra socks and a little extra ribbon so I just tied them up and am going to give them, to her as well. Isn’t it so cute? If you want the original picture directions, visit my “life is short so try things while you’ve got the chance” board on Pinterest.