Elliebit's Cozy Corner
Review
4 Stars
Afterburn (Cosmo Red Hot Reads from Harlequin)
Afterburn - Sylvia Day
3.5
I love the Rossi family dynamic. In particular, how the four siblings have each mother's backs.
Review
4 Stars
Quinn's Woman (Hometown Heartbreakers) (Silhouette Special Edition, No. 1557)
Quinn's Woman - Susan Mallery
3.5
Review
4 Stars
Husband by the Hour
Husband by the Hour - Susan Mallery
3.5
Review
4 Stars
Pride and Pleasure
Pride and Pleasure - Sylvia Day
3.5
Review
2 Stars
All Revved Up (Wicked Reads)
All Revved Up - Sylvia Day
Um, what?
Review
3 Stars
Playing The Field
Playing The Field - Penny Brandon
3.5 stars (cant get my kindle to select 4 to round up)
Review
3 Stars
Forever. I Promise.
Forever. I Promise. - Lily Grace
3 for selfpub Community challenge
2 if were real world.

I can't make up my mind, is it wrong to have two standards?
Be Safe I Love You: A Novel
Be Safe I Love You - Cara Hoffman

Rec'd by Jennifer Weiner.

Review
5 Stars
When Tony Met Adam (Short Story)
When Tony Met Adam (Short Story) - Suzanne Brockmann
A little shy of perfect, but wonderful nonetheless.
Cute and funny, Tony was just so sincere. You know who he reminds me of in a lot of ways? Ian Gallagher from Shameless.
My introduction into Brockmann's universe and not a bad one at that.
Review
2 Stars
Sweet Seduction (Sweet, #3)
Sweet Seduction (Sweet, #3) - Maya Banks
Liked Julie, but again was bored by the story. Now I remember why I stopped reading Maya Banks. I'm only here for the shmexy shenanigans though, so I guess I'll have to skim through the other parts of these books.
Review
2 Stars
Sweet Persuasion (Sweet, #2)
Sweet Persuasion (Sweet, #2) - Maya Banks
Started as a kinda 3, just devolved into utter crap. By a little after halfway I just wasn't feeling it anymore.
Review
4 Stars
The Moon and More
The Moon and More - Sarah Dessen
4.5
My heart for Morris and Benji. Daisy. sighhh. The last sentence. Just everything.

I did spend a majority of the book in frustration over the love interest, but there you go, it was a learning experience for her. And quite honestly, haven't we all had one (or a few) of those? Admittedly, I was wondering why she was wasting her time on him, but I guess he was a good distraction? Idk, personally, he would have been too time consuming during a summer where I'd want to savor every moment.

Really though, this book isn't about the romance or the drama-breakups. It's about learning critical things that can only be understood through experience. Little realizations that make a world of difference in shaping one's philosophy. And that's what always makes a Dessen book work for me. They're real in that respect. The ordinariness of it all drives those realizations home, and Dessen does it so well in this book. Maybe I like this book so much because I've had similar realizations in my recent past. *shrugs*

Review
2 Stars
Desires of the Dead: A Body Finder Novel
Desires of the Dead - Kimberly Derting
Serious issues.
Review
0 Stars
Side Effects May Vary
Side Effects May Vary - Julie    Murphy
Nevermind, I read Kim's review and I definitely don't want to read it:
[T]his book is about terrible people being terrible to each other? I am just flummoxed. What is the point?
Review
0 Stars
Pretty in Ink
Marked Card: Power Play in the New England Mafia - Mark E. Silverman, Scott M. Deitche
Anna's review helped me choose whether to enter the giveaway/read this book. (fingers crossed!)
Review
4 Stars
Wedding Night
Wedding Night - Sophie Kinsella
The actual couple spent the majority of the book apart, but I have to say I love the growth between Richard and Lottie in any case.
I also happened to really like what developed between sis Fliss and Lorcan.

As sappy as it is, I love Lottie's story of empowerment and realization because I identify with it so strongly. it made me want to get up and lead. Unfortunately, it was 12 at night, sooo that was a bit hard to accomplish :p

I snorted with laughter quite a few times. Embarrassing to admit, but there you go. That's how you know it's good, lol.
@23%: OH MY GOD THE SITUATIONAL IRONY DEAR LORD THE AUTHOR IS IRONIC AND WE THE READER ARE DYING.

There were some plot lines that were dropped, loose ends that were left unaddressed. After midway through the book, there was no more icky boss, Gavin. Never saw what happened with Fliss's job. I would imagine nothing good since she took impromptu vacation time? Unless she's safe since she's a higher up?