Book Review: Two By Two

Book Review: Two By TwoTwo by Two by Nicholas Sparks
on October 4th 2016
Pages: 485
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five-stars
Reading Challenges: 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, Bookopoly 2018, Literary Escapes 2018, Read Harder Challenge 2018

At 32, Russell Green has it all: a stunning wife, a lovable six year-old daughter, a successful career as an advertising executive and an expansive home in Raleigh. He is living the dream, and his marriage to the bewitching Vivian is the center of that. But underneath the shiny surface of this perfect existence, fault lines are beginning to appear...and no one is more surprised than Russ when he finds every aspect of the life he took for granted turned upside down. In a matter of months, Russ finds himself without a job or wife, caring for his young daughter while struggling to adapt to a new and baffling reality. Throwing himself into the wilderness of single parenting, Russ embarks on a journey at once terrifying and rewarding-one that will test his abilities and his emotional resources beyond anything he ever imagined.

I have had this book on my TBR list for quite some time. I have not gotten to it as soon as I wanted to. I enjoy Nicholas Sparks books and this one seemed like another great read…I was not wrong.

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Strong Women January #OTSPSecretSister Package!!!

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Obviously I am way behind in posting my January package reveal. It got a little hectic there for a while with the new year, moving downstairs, an aunt passing and the possibility of new love (which did not work out btw). The package was awesome…as always and I could be more thrilled with the package.

My sister during the round was Alise – whom I have been Twitter friends with for quite some times. We also share the same birthday – August 17 – different years obviously. She revealed herself fairly early because she thought I would figure out who she was based on her handwriting since we had just exchanged birthday cards. I wanted to keep her to myself though, so I waited until now to reveal her.

Without further adieu the theme for January’s package was…

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Book Review: Sisters Like Us

Book Review: Sisters Like UsSisters Like Us by Susan Mallery
Series: Mischief Bay #4
on January 23rd 2018
Pages: 432
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five-stars
Reading Challenges: 2018 POPSUGAR Reading Challenge, Bookopoly 2018, Literary Escapes 2018

The grass is always greener on your sister’s side of the fence…
Divorce left Harper Szymanski with a name no one can spell, a house she can’t afford and a teenage daughter who’s pulling away. With her fledgeling virtual-assistant business, she’s scrambling to maintain her overbearing mother’s ridiculous Susie Homemaker standards and still pay the bills, thanks to clients like Lucas, the annoying playboy cop who claims he hangs around for Harper’s fresh-baked cookies.
Spending half her life in school hasn’t prepared Dr. Stacey Bloom for her most daunting challenge—motherhood. She didn’t inherit the nurturing gene like Harper and is in deep denial that a baby is coming. Worse, her mother will be horrified to learn that Stacey’s husband plans to be a stay-at-home dad…assuming Stacey can first find the courage to tell Mom she’s already six months pregnant.
Separately they may be a mess, but together Harper and Stacey can survive anything—their indomitable mother, overwhelming maternity stores and ex’s weddings. Sisters Like Us is a delightful look at sisters, mothers and daughters in today’s fast-paced world, told with Susan Mallery’s trademark warmth and humor.

I received this book for an honest review from the Susan Mallery Review Crew and I was not let down.

In Sisters Like Us we get to return to Mischief Bay and are reunited with Lucas, who was the cop shot in the previous book and was being nursed by Jen. We are also introduced to sisters Harper and Stacey, and Harper’s daughter Becca.

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Hooting December #OTSPSecretSister Package!!!

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My December package arrived about a week ago, however, my computer sucks so I can’t use it often, if at all. So I am finally able to make this post…at work (*gasp*).

To say that I was ecstatic is an understatement. My sister, who is also my birthday buddy, said she has been planning this theme/package since the beginning.

The theme was …

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Book Review: Second Chance Girl

Book Review: Second Chance GirlSecond Chance Girl by Susan Mallery
Series: Happily Inc #2
on September 26th 2017
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five-stars

Mathias Mitchell's easy smile hides a world of hurt. After the worst kind of family betrayal, he moves to Happily Inc., California—the wedding destination town supplies a steady stream of bridesmaids, perfect for his "no promises, no pain" lifestyle. Yet he can't stop watching for his beautiful, elusive neighbor on the animal preserve behind their homes.
Gamekeeper Carol Lund knows she's not special enough to attract an alpha male like Mathias, so his offer to help her adopt a herd for her lonely giraffe is surprising—and his determined seduction, even more so. But just as she finally welcomes him into her bed, his careless actions crush her heart. Will she give him a second chance to prove she'll always come first in his heart?

The second book in the Happily Inc. series was not a let down. It was just as good as the first book in there series. 

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Book Review: You Say It First

Book Review: You Say It FirstYou Say It First by Susan Mallery
Series: Happily Inc. #1
on August 22nd 2017
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five-stars
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Fool's Gold romances invites you to visit Happily Inc., a wedding destination founded on a fairy tale
Sculptor Nick Mitchell grew up in a family of artists and learned from his volatile father that passion only leads to pain. As he waits on a new commission, he takes a day job as a humble carpenter at a theme wedding venue. The job has its perks—mainly the venue's captivating owner, Pallas Saunders. Although he won't let love consume him, for ecstasy with an expiration date, he's all in.
Pallas adores Weddings in a Box. But if she can't turn the floundering business around, she'll have no choice but cave to her domineering mother and trade taffeta for trust funds working at the family's bank. Then when a desperate bride begs Pallas for something completely out of the box, her irresistible new hire inspires her. Nick knows she doesn't belong behind a desk, and she knows in her heart that he's right—where she really belongs is in his arms.

I was beyond excited to have the opportunity to read the newest Susan Mallery book and first in her new series Happily Inc.  

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Book Review: DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 3 – Summer Olympus

Book Review: DC Super Hero Girls Vol. 3 – Summer OlympusDC Super Hero Girls: Vol 3, Summer Olympus by Shea Fontana, Yancey Labat
Series: DC Super Hero Girls Graphic Novels, #3
on June 27th 2017
Goodreads
five-stars
Reading Challenges: Coyer Summer Reading List

Welcome back to DC Super Hero High!
In the newest original graphic novel from the DC Super Hero Girls line, catch up with the students of Super Hero High School as they find out that fun, friendship and hard work are all parts of growing up! DC SUPER HERO GIRLS VOL. 3 continues to develop the relationships forged in DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: FINALS CRISIS and HITS AND MYTHS. Written by Shea Fontana, this story is perfect for girls 6-12.
The DC Super Hero Girls line is an exciting new universe of super heroic storytelling that helps build character and confidence, and empowers girls to discover their true potential. Developed for girls aged 6-12, DC Super Hero Girls features DC Comics' most powerful and diverse lineup of female characters as relatable teens, playing out across multiple entertainment content platforms and product categories to create an immersive world. Icons including Wonder Woman, Supergirl, Batgirl, Harley Quinn, Bumble Bee, Poison Ivy, Katana and many more make their unprecedented teenage introduction, as each character has her own storyline that explores what teen life is like as a super hero."

I thoroughly enjoy reading these graphic novels. I don’t care that that are written for younger audiences. They are a good source and way for young girls to get into comics and to learn about these characters. This volume was no exception. In fact, it is my favorite of the series so far.

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