Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April Wrap Up

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OMG It's almost May! That's crazy. April has been a good reading month, but I have also been distracted a lot because it's the NHL Playoffs. So if you are sick of me tweeting about hockey...um girl, bye! It's not going to stop until June. I mean, I am literally watching the Predators-Star games as I type this up. 

April was good, we had a fun time at my best friend from college's wedding. I feel like we lost touch a lot (my fault really) so I really want to work on being better at holding down relationships. I'm kind of a big introvert so I never ask people to do things with me because I just assume I am bothering them. It's really something I need to work on about myself. 

Monday, April 29, 2019

#REVIEW: Play to Win By Kelly Jamieson (Wynn Hockey #1)

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Play to Win By Kelly Jamieson (Wynn Hockey #1)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: March 19th, 2019
Format: Kindle
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
Meet the Wynns—a hockey dynasty built on family, money, and drama. From USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson, the first novel in a new series is a total win-win.

“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—Carly Phillips

After an injury forced Théo Wynn to give up professional hockey, he turned to his second love: numbers. Now, as the general manager of his grandfather’s NHL team, the Los Angeles Condors, Théo is dying to prove to the rest of his family—especially the brother who betrayed him—that he’s just as successful as the rest of them. If only Théo had a gorgeous woman on his arm to complete the picture. . . .

Lacey Olson needs to get out of Las Vegas right now, thanks to her no-good, crooked brother. When a handsome stranger who’s out partying with friends comes to her rescue in the cocktail lounge where she works, they strike up a conversation that leads to a crazy plan: her leaving with Théo for L.A. tomorrow. A few drinks later, the idea gets even crazier: a quickie marriage that works for both of them.

But back in California, Lacey immediately turns Théo’s precise, well-ordered life into one big beach party. And before long, she’s tempting him with her smart mouth, sexy body, and sunny charm. The last thing Théo needs is a real relationship to distract him. Because he only plays to win.
I really loved Kelly Jamieson's Aces Hockey series that I blew right through them, and started looking for other books like them. I knew she had other hockey series, so I decide to go with the first book in her new series Wynn Hockey, because it's kind of loosely tied to the Aces Hockey series. The Aces exist in this world, but this series surrounds the Los Angeles Condors (which is Jordyn from Playing Hurt's team.) Also a side-character who is just mentioned in this one Jackson Wynn plays for The Aces so it felt like a natural progression.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

#AUDIOBOOKREVIEW: Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely Narrated by Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber

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Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely narrated by Andi Arndt & Zachary Webber
Publisher: Audible Studios
Release Date: November 15th, 2017
Format: Audiobook
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon 
Kristen Leonard is done with setups. She’s not interested in your son or your nephew or your butcher or the guy who mows your lawn, thank you very much, grandma! After all, she’s a modern woman—she’ll take her chances on the algorithms of online dating to find her ideal man. Before long, she meets a man who might just be the one—he’s hilarious, quick-witted, and full of heart. And when she meets up with Cameron in real life, he certainly looks exactly like his profile picture…but something’s not quite right.

There’s really no telling what brought them together and all bets are off as to whether or not they can trust their hearts over their heads. After all, can you fall in love with someone you’re not sure you really even know?
Lucky Suit by Lauren Blakely is an Audible Original, that was available as part of the monthly original choices. I probably wouldn't have read it as soon as I did have I not been on such an adult romance kick lately. I haven't read any of Blakely's books before, and I think I still will try one of them. This one was just okay for me, and I think part of the reason was that it felt too short. It felt like I was missing a whole chuck of this story. I think I would have liked it better if it was a full length novel.

Friday, April 26, 2019

#REVIEW: Playing Hurt By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #6)

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Playing Hurt by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #6)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: July 17th, 2018
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 


He’s playing hurt. She’s laying low. And they’re both flirting with disaster.

Chase: The last thing I’d ever want to do is let my team down. After overcoming my bad-boy reputation, I was dominating on the ice. But things aren’t going so well this season, and even my parents think I’m partying again. Now I’m really worried about my career. The only bright spot in my life is the Twitter flirtation I’ve struck up with pop princess Jordyn Banks. Turns out she’s a huge hockey fan—and she’s willing to wager a date on her favorite team. . . .

Jordyn: Even though I’m an L.A. fan now, I’ve always had a soft spot for the Aces, since I grew up in Chicago. Then I lose a bet to Chase Hartman, and suddenly I’m up close and personal with a pro athlete who’s anything but soft. Not only is Chase the hottest guy I’ve ever met, he’s secretly super sweet. As if I had time for a relationship . . . yeah, right. But when I suddenly have nothing but time on my hands, he’s the only one who understands. Now, with both of our careers at stake, Chase is tempting me to put my heart on the line too.
 
This review is kind of bittersweet because it's the last book I'm reviewing as part of Kelly Jamieson's Aces Hockey series. Although, it's not exactly the last book in the series. I kind of love how Chase and Jordyn get together, it's over flirting and chirping on twitter and it just is so believable to me. I'm pretty sure there is a Minnesota Wild player that met his wife via twitter, so I think in this modern age it makes complete sense.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

#REVIEW: Off the Ice by Julie Cross (Juniper Falls #1)

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Off The Ice (Juniper Falls #1) by Julie Cross
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Release Date: February 28th, 2017
Format: Kindle
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N TBD
The NY Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of Whatever Life Throws at You kicks off a brand-new series perfect for fans of Miranda Kennealy and Abbi Glines.

Next season was supposed to be his year. Junior Tate Tanley had big plans to ride the varsity bench most of the season, but when the Otters star goalie storms out of the arena during the first home game of the season, Tate is in the spotlight and under the gun. 

Enter Claire O’Connor, the girl Tate’s admired for years, his sister’s best friend. Claire’s back from a year away at school to take care of her father and help keep the family business—a hockey bar beside the ice rink—afloat. One semester off, that’s what Claire promised herself. 

And then straight back to school, out of Juniper Falls. And she has dozens of reasons for wanting to get the hell out. Again.

Last year, the night before Claire left, she came to Tate’s rescue and what could have been a secret that distanced them ended up drawing them closer the moment she returned to town. For Claire and Tate, leaning on each other feels as natural as breathing but with Claire trying her best to leave again and Tate more rooted to his town than ever, it seems like the worst time to fall in love. Assuming either of them can stop it from happening.
I found this book both from other book bloggers, and from my own search for YA books about hockey. As some of you know, I have a YA contemporary I'm working on that's about hockey, so I have been desperate to find comps. Off the Ice by Julie Cross was a good place to start, and it's not a bad book, but it's just one I feel a little conflicted by.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

#REVIEW: Back Check By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #4)

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Back Check by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #4)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: January 10th, 2017
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
The so-bad-they’re-good alphas of hockey’s Chicago Aces are back in this emotionally charged novel of sex, love, and second chances from the bestselling author of Top Shelf and the Heller Brothers series.

Tanner Bennet hates weddings. They just remind him that he simply isn’t cut out for any kind of healthy, committed relationship—never has been, never will be. After getting rejected by the girl he thought was “the one” all those years ago, he made a huge mistake and married the wrong person. Now that the divorced heartbreaker has reluctantly agreed to be a groomsman for one of his NHL teammates, the last thing he expects is a chance at redemption with the one that got away.

After Marc Dupuis of the Chicago Aces hires wedding planner Katelyn Medford, she discovers that her big break comes with a twist: a reunion with her college sweetheart. The way she dumped Tanner still haunts her. Eight years—and three broken engagements—later, Katelyn knows she’ll never have that kind of innocent, wide-eyed passion again. Still, she and Tanner soon generate enough body heat to burn up the sheets. And even with Tanner’s career with the Aces up in the air, Katelyn’s wondering whether the time is right to let him in for real.
Back Check is book number four in Kelly Jamieson's Aces Hockey series. I swear I am almost done with this series, which is a little bittersweet because I kind of loved it. I do have to admit that I think this one was my least favorite books in the series. I just felt not as invested in it as I was with the other books. 

Monday, April 22, 2019

#REVIEW: Top Shelf By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #3)

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Top Shelf by Kelly Jamieson (Hockey Aces #3)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: October 18th, 2016
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
USA TODAY BESTSELLER • Whether it’s a clutch goal or a cocktail, nothing beats “top shelf.” In this novel from the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series, a fun-loving jock and an ambitious career woman mix business with pleasure.

Not only is Jared Rupp one of the stars of the NHL’s Chicago Aces, he’s also the owner of the Sin Bin, the after-hours hot spot where the whole team hangs out. Lately, Jared can’t take his eyes off the woman he’s hired to give the Bin a more modern feel: a sexy, sophisticated consultant who has carved out a niche updating drink menus. She’s as passionate about her career as Jared is about hockey—and yet he can’t help wondering what kind of cocktail she really wants.

In her line of work, Sidney Frayne is used to guys hitting on her in bars, but Jared gets her hot enough to burst into flames. When he’s wining and dining her, he’s sophisticated as hell; on the rink, he’s a testosterone-fueled powerhouse. Still, Sidney’s bitter divorce taught her to keep her emotions on ice. With her busy schedule—and Jared’s playboy reputation—she’s not sure she’s ready for a fling. Because if she lets Jared into her bed, she just may have to let him into her heart.
Top Shelf is book three in Kelly Jamieson's Hockey Aces series, which I have been reading and reviewing left and right. Sorry, I am not sorry, because this series is really good. Especially if you like sports romances. If you are looking for a sexy hockey romance series, seriously I recommend Kelly Jamieson for that.

Saturday, April 20, 2019

#REVIEW: Off Limits by Kelly Jamieson (Hockey Aces 1.5)

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Off Limits by Kelly Jamieson (Hockey Aces 1.5)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: November 15th, 2017
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
Perfect for fans of Sawyer Bennett and Toni Aleo, Kelly Jamieson’s charming holiday novella kicks off a brand-new series featuring the hunky hockey stars of the Chicago Aces.
 
The Christmas season always puts a smile on Jenna McFadden’s face. Even though she’s bringing a boyfriend home for the first time, inside she’s dying to see Andrew. Years ago, when the McFaddens took the troubled teen into their home, Jenna had to keep her blazing-hot crush a secret. And now that he’s playing pro hockey for the NHL’s Chicago Aces, nothing’s changed. With his wide shoulders and taut muscles, Andrew’s the most tempting package in the house . . . one that Jenna’s dying to unwrap.
 
Andrew Ross just can’t make a play for Jenna. Her dad and brothers wouldn’t approve, and he could never betray the trust of the wonderful people who treated him like family when he lost his own. That’s what makes the holidays so hard. Whether Jenna’s skating with Andrew on a frozen pond or sitting on his lap while he plays Santa, she’s pushing all their boundaries—and there’s only so much a man can take. Andrew knows that she’s off-limits. But something deep down tells him that Jenna’s heart is the one prize he simply has to win.

Off Limits is a novella set in Kelly Jamieson's Hockey Aces series. It's about Andrew Ross who comes from the farm team, but ends up playing for the Chicago Aces. This is a cute story set during Christmas, but I think I would have liked the plot of this one better if it was set during when Andrew and Jenna were teens, rather than later in life. If you like a second chance romance, or one that is a little forbidden, this one is for you.

Friday, April 19, 2019

#REVIEW: Icing By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #2)

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Icing by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #2)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: April 19th, 2016
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 


Hailed by Jami Davenport as her “go-to author for hockey romance,” the bestselling author of the Heller Brothers Hockey series sets the ice ablaze with another sexy novel featuring the gorgeous men of the Chicago Aces.

Duncan Armstrong may be an NHL star, but he’s a country boy at heart. His ultimate fantasy is going home with the Stanley Cup, not a gold-digging airhead who aspires to be a trophy wife and nothing more. Newly single and hoping to enjoy a night out with his teammates, he ends up hitting it off with a down-to-earth waitress who’s a complete breath of fresh air—until Duncan learns that she’s a part-time model. He tries to forget about her, but their sizzling chemistry has him coming back for more.

Amber is working hard to put herself through school, and has zero interest in dating a professional athlete. She’s seen firsthand how fame and fortune can mess with their heads—her father’s brilliant football career ended in a firestorm of addiction and infidelity. So Duncan’s attentions immediately have her on the defensive. Still, there’s something different about him. And once she stops trying to freeze him out, irresistible temptation turns into all-consuming passion.
Icing is the second book in Kelly Jamieson's Hockey Aces series. I blew through this series, so I'm slowly trying to catch up on writing the reviews for all of them. The second book is about Duncan, who we know as Lovey's older brother from Major Misconduct. And the other books, if you are like me and read these all out of order.

Thursday, April 18, 2019

#DeannaPlays: Spyro Reignited - Year of The Dragon

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Deanna Plays is a monthly feature on this blog where every third Thursday of the month I talk about something related to video games. Sometimes these are reviews of the games themselves, sometimes it's a list of books to read if you play X, and anything in between!

This is the final installment of my three-part series where I am talking about the games from Spyro Reignited! You can find my posts on Spyro The Dragon and Ripto's Rage here. Today I am going to be talking about the final game in the trilogy - Year of the Dragon.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

#ARCReview: You, Me, & Letting Go By Katie Kaleski

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You, Me, & Letting Go By Katie Kaleski
Publisher: Swoon Romance
Release Date: May 14th, 2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ 
A love so epic, no label is needed.

Van Sato’s got labels. Tourettes, ADHD, SPD - words that have defined his existence since the time he was old enough to know what they meant. Now, Van wants to prove he’s more than an acronym, a syndrome, a problem kid. He takes a summer job as a day camp counselor to prove he’s capable of independence and moving on to the next phase in his life. Maybe, he might even make a friend while there. Someone who’s got just as many or even more labels than him. Someone who understands what it’s like. 

Tabby Dubanowksi wants to forget about everything, the hospitalization, the judgment, the whispers behind her back. As a camp counselor, she will be admired, looked up to, and able to help people who don’t know anything about her old life. Tabby wants a fresh start and a chance to re-ignite her passion for film-making, if only for one summer.

After running away from their pasts, Van and Tabby collide in a storm cloud of attraction laced with self-doubt, insecurity, shame, and blame. Now, with Van feeling like he might have to quit his job, and Tabby struggling to quell the urge to cut, they will struggle to find themselves in a world designed to keep them apart.
If you are looking for a cute teen romance, than look no further than Katie Kaleski's You, Me, & Letting Go. I also want to point out that this book deals with a lot of issues that teens may face, so I also want to preface my review with some trigger warnings. Some of these include bullying, self-harm and eating disorders. They are discussed in a really healthy way about getting better, but I feel like I would be doing my reader's a disservice by not mentioning it up front.

Monday, April 15, 2019

#REVIEW: Major Misconduct (Aces Hockey #1) By Kelly Jamieson

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Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #1)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: October 13th, 2015
Format: Kindle
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
In Kelly Jamieson’s seductive new Chicago Aces romance—perfect for readers of Sawyer Bennett and Toni Aleo—a fun-loving free spirit tempts an uptight hockey star into opening himself up to love.

As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.

Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.
So I went back and read the rest of Kelly Jamieson's Aces Hockey series, starting with book one. It's interesting reading in the wrong order because I can kind of see all the changes in Kelly's writing and how she has progressed as a writer. This was the first in the series, so there are some flaws to the writing, but I think I gave it a higher review because one, I LOVED the romance in this book, and two I knew that her writing improves down the line.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

#REVIEW: Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen (Taking Shots #1)

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Getting Lucky Number Seven
Publisher: Entangled: Embrace
Release Date: April 15th, 2015
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD
What's your lucky number?

Lyla Wilder is done being the shy, chemistry nerd extraordinaire. While every other college student is out having fun, Lyla is studying. With her cat. Well, she's played it "safe" quite enough, thank you. So she creates a "College Bucket List"―with item #7 being a night of uninhibited, mind-blowing sex...

But she needs some help from her man-whore best friend.

Hockey player Beck Davenport thought Lyla's transformation would be subtle. Man, was he wrong. With every item she ticks off, Beck finds himself growing seriously hot for his sweet, brainiac best friend. And if he's not careful, he'll end up risking their friendship in order to convince Lyla that he might just be her lucky #7.
I've been reading a lot of hockey romances lately, and I discovered this one when another blogger reviewed another book by Cindi Madsen and mentioned she had hockey romance books. So of course I went searching. I liked this one because I haven't read a lot of books set in college, and that was an interesting time in my life so I'm interested in reading more books that are set in college. I know these can be tricky, because it's part of the New Adult thing that people were trying to do, but I don't know if that is a thing anymore? I just know I would have loved to read more books about kids in college when I was in it, so I could have more books I related to.

Friday, April 12, 2019

#REVIEW: Big Stick By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #7)

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Big Stick By Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #7)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: October 23rd, 2018
Format: Kindle
My Rating: ★ 1/2
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N 
A brooding hockey hunk learns to embrace life—and love—from a single mom who takes the world one puck at a time.

Big move . . .
 Jodie's motto is "Don't wait for the perfect moment - take the moment and make it perfect." And that's just what she decides to do when she moves to Chicago with her two-year-old daughter. Now all Jodie needs is a place to live, and her best friend's boyfriend has just the answer.

Big stick . . . Nick Balachov has zero interest in socializing, partying, or flirting right now. It's not that he doesn't like women. He loves them. It's just that hockey, casual hookups, and hanging out at home are enough for him these days. Now Nick has a big problem - because the woman living in his empty coach house is a major distraction.

Big deal? The more Nick tries to keep his distance, the more Jodie needs him - around the house, that is. First he helps with the snowstorm, then the power outage. Nick even finds himself trying to impress her little girl. What the hell is wrong with him? Jodie represents everything Nick doesn't want. But maybe she's just what he needs
Again, these covers are just ridiculous! They kind of make me laugh, but like Love Swept definitely tells you up front with their covers what you are getting into! After reading Slap Shot (book #5), I naturally wanted to read Big Stick because it's about Kendra's best friend and business partner Jodie and Max's best bud on the team Nicky. I think this might be my favorite of the series, mostly because Nick is a curmudgeon that says he hates peoples and I identify with him a lot.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

#REVIEW: Slap Shot (Aces Hockey #5) By Kelly Jamieson

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Slap Shot by Kelly Jamieson (Aces Hockey #5)
Publisher: Love Swept
Release Date: October 17th, 2017
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ 
My name’s Max Hall, and I need to f***. As a pro hockey player who’s been away from the game for over a year, my libido has picked one hell of an an inconvenient time to come roaring back to life.

After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after fifteen months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I’m facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces.

So I’m not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I’ll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate’s wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered.

Not only is Kendra smokin’ hot, she’s dynamite in bed—one of the perks of being a sex toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect . . . until one of us falls in love. And it’s not me.
After reading Game on by Kelly Jamieson, I wanted to read the other books in the series, but I've kind of read them all out of order. Which is okay, and you can totally do that! I don't know why, but the next one I picked up with #5 Slap Shot which is Max and Kendra's story. First, I do want to say that I kind of hate the covers for this series. Like, I get these are romance books and there are a lot of sexy times, but seriously you don't need to be so obvious from the covers. That is seriously a personal opinion, because otherwise I really enjoy this series!

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

#MeetTheBlogger: Erica Robyn Reads


Hi, everyone! Something new for Deanna Reads Books, is a feature I have been wanting to do for awhile. 

I am a big supporter of other bloggers, and for the positivity in the book blogging community so I decided to start a feature to showcase other bloggers. This is a completely new feature on the blog, so if you are still interested in being featured you can fill out the google form here. I'm not sure yet if this is going to be a monthly or bi-monthly yet...but we shall see!

This month, I have Erica from Erica Robyn Reads!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

#REVIEW: Kiss and Cry (Six 32 Central #2) by Mina V. Esguerra

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Kiss and Cry by Mina V. Esguerra
Publisher: Bright Girl Books
Release Date: March 1st, 2019
Format: Kindle
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD

Calinda met Ramirez when she was 20 and he was 22. She was the rising star of women's skating, and he was the superstar forward of men's hockey. Her parents and coach were against their relationship, and because Calinda wanted to prove that no hot guy would ever distract her from her dream, she chose skating over him — and also avoided him all together.

Ten years later, they meet again as gold medalists and prominent sports advocates, still single and undeniably attracted to each other. It's still not a good time for them, because Ramirez is retiring from hockey and moving back to the United States. Calinda doesn't do relationships, really, and proposes they use his final three weeks in Manila to explore what might have been, and do all the things they wish they'd done (there's a list!). Then he can leave for good, and they can both move on with their lives without this one regret.
 
This was a total random find that I found in the book blogger tag on Twitter, where the author was promoting pre-ordering the ebooks version.  She marketed it using The Cutting Edge, so I was sold. Also it was about hockey, and a book about hockey in a country that is a non-traditional market for the sport, so I was super interested in this one!

Monday, April 8, 2019

#DeannaListens: Why I continue listening to your podcast

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Deanna Listens is a monthly feature on the first Monday of every month...err sometimes when I remember to do it, I created to showcase some of my favorite podcasts. 


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

#ARCReview: When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington

When Summer Ends by Jessica Pennington
Publisher: Tor Teen
Release Date: April 9th,2019
Format: egalley*
My Rating: 
GoodReads ★ Amazon ★ B&N ★ TBD
Aiden Emerson is an all-star pitcher and the all-around golden boy of Riverton. Or at least he was, before he quit the team the last day of junior year without any explanation. How could he tell people he's losing his vision at seventeen?

Straight-laced Olivia thought she had life all figured out. But when her dream internship falls apart, her estranged mother comes back into her life, and her long-time boyfriend ghosts her right before summer break, she's starting to think fate has a weird sense of humor.

Each struggling to find a new direction, Aiden and Olivia decide to live summer by chance. Every fleeting adventure and stolen kiss is as fragile as a coin flip in this heartfelt journey to love and self-discovery from the author of Love Songs & Other Lies.
You might have noticed I'm on a YA contemporary romance kick, and there is definitely a reason for it. There's also no end in sight, so get used to it! When I got the opportunity to review this book, I was pretty stoked because it seemed like such a cute read perfect for the upcoming summer season. It did not disappoint.

Monday, April 1, 2019

March Wrap Up

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Wow I can't believe it's April already! It feels like time is flying by, and it's so close to it being done with winter here in Pennsylvania. My best friend from college is getting married in April, so it's going to be a busy month! Again this month, I didn't post on the blog as much as I wanted to because I have been busy writing, but I have been reading a lot.