Freebie: I Heart Lance Romance Graphic

After joking around with @2booktwins over on Twitter (Book Twins Reviews also happens to be one of my favorite book blogs, BTdubs), I decided to stop being productive at work and design a dream t-shirt in honor of my obsession with Lance from Pucked Off by Helena Hunting.

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I know there are several more Lance fans out there, so I’m giving you guys the graphic that you can use however you please.

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Pucked Off (Pucked #5) by Helena Hunting

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Pucked Off (Pucked #5) by Helena Hunting

[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]

I’m NHL defenseman Lance Romero, AKA Lance “Romance.”

I’m notorious for parties and excess. I have the most penalty minutes in the league. I get into the most fights. I take the most hits. I’m a player on and off the ice. I’m the one women with no inhibitions want.

Not because I like the notoriety, but because I don’t know how to be any other way.

I have secrets. Ones I shared with the wrong person, and she used them against me. Sometimes she still does. I should cut ties. But she makes it difficult, because she’s the kind of bad I deserve.

At least that’s what I believed until someone from my past gets caught up in my present. She’s all the good things in this world. She lights up my dark.

I shouldn’t want her.

But I do.

I should leave her alone.

But I won’t.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

This book blindsided me with how good it was … and how different it was from the previous books.

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Things I Love: January 2018

I thought I’d do something a little different this month and include a Things I Love post. I always love these types of posts because I like to see what my favorite bloggers are obsessing over that may not necessarily be what they usually talk about.

 

Anyway, here is a list of things I’m loving lately, bookish and otherwise:

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Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley

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Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

3-stars

Crush Control by Jennifer Jabaley

Willow has spent most of her life as her mother’s sidekick in a popular Las Vegas hypnotism show. So when she and her mom move back to their sleepy southern hometown to start over, she thinks she’s in for a life of quiet normalcy. Except that her new life turns out to be anything but, when she kinda sorta hypnotizes Quinton, the hottest guy on the football team, to fall madly, deeply, head over heels in love with her. But what started out as an innocent way to make her best friend, Max, jealous soon gets way out of hand, and Willow begins to wonder if the mind—and more importantly, the heart—is something you can really control

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

Crush Control was a fun and easy read that had a nice story to it.

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Forever Pucked (Pucked, #4) by Helena Hunting

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Forever Pucked (Pucked, #4) by Helena Hunting

[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]

Being engaged to Alex Waters, team captain and the highest paid NHL player in the league, is awesome. How could it not be?

In addition to being an amazing hockey player, he’s an incurable romantic with an XL heart, and an XXL hockey stick in his pants. And he knows how to use it. Incredibly, orgasmically well. Alex is the whole package and more. Literally. Like his package is insane. Total world record holder material.

So it makes complete sense that Violet Hall can’t wait to nail him down to the matrimonial mattress and become Mrs. Violet Waters.

It’s so romantic.

Violet is totally stoked to set a date.

Eventually. At some point. Likely before the next millennium. Or when Violet stops getting hives every time someone brings up the wedding, and their mothers stop colluding on stadium sized venues. Whichever comes first.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

No one could possibly have been happier than I was when I saw that there was another book about Alex and Violet. Seriously. I freaking love these two and this book did not disappoint.

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Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer

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Review by Kayla, In Love & Words Teen Reader

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

4-stars

Between the Lines by Jodi Picoult & Samantha

Delilah is a bit of a loner who prefers spending her time in the school library with her head in a book—one book in particular. Between the Lines may be a fairy tale, but it feels real. Prince Oliver is brave, adventurous, and loving. He really speaks to Delilah.
And then one day Oliver actually speaks to her. Turns out, Oliver is more than a one-dimensional storybook prince. He’s a restless teen who feels trapped by his literary existence and hates that his entire life is predetermined. He’s sure there’s more for him out there in the real world, and Delilah might just be his key to freedom.
A romantic and charming story, this companion novel to Off the Page will make every reader believe in the fantastical power of fairy tales.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

It didn’t take me long to finish the enjoyable story Between the Lines. I thought I was such a creative concept that was portrayed when a book is closed and what happens to the characters.

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Pucked Over (Pucked, #3) by Helena Hunting

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Overall Rating: 5 Stars

5-stars

Pucked Over (Pucked #3) by Helena Hunting

[Audiobook Purchased from Audible]

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing at all.

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

Casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to gets pucked over.

Synopsis from Goodreads

 

Review

I knew I was going to love Lily and Randy’s story ever since their hilarious meetcute in the previous book.

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Reading List: January 2017

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It’s a brand new year, and you know what that means? A brand new Goodreads Challenge is in full effect.

I blew past my goal in 2017 (I read 101 of my goal of 100 books. Check out my favorites here.) and this year I’m upping the game to 125. That’s a lot of reading for someone who works more than full time and has two little kids, but I’m ready for the challenge.

Here is what I anticipate reading in January. Of course, these things can (and likely will) change… best laid plans and all that. Here goes!

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Favorite Romance Novels of 2017

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Oh. My. Goodness.

This year has been such an epic reading year for me. Not necessarily in the amount of books I’ve read, but more in that I discovered so freaking many amazing books and authors all in one year!

My Goodreads goal this year was 100 books and I completed that goal just in time this month. Now, I’m off re-reading all the books I’ve become obsessed with thanks to this goal.

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2017 was the year I discovered auto-buy authors like Mariana Zapata, Rainbow Rowell, Laura Kaye, Jay Crownover, Helena Hunting, Sierra Simone, Sally Thorne, Lauren Rowe, and Penny Reid. I know, RIGHT?!

I also discovered a few series that I burned through in a matter of days, characters and stories that have stuck with me, oh, and I wrote and published a novel that I love, too!

These are my absolute favorite romance reads of 2017

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