Kindle Unlimited | 1

Kindle Unlimited

I recently purchased a year’s worth of Kindle Unlimited when it was on sale. I thought it’d be fun to share with you the books I check out. I’ll also share some books that look interesting and get your thoughts on them.


Recent Checkouts: 

Dirty Letters

I love the idea of handwritten letters. They seem so personal!! These days everything is sent electronically so the idea of someone taking the time to sit down and hand write a letter…. *swoons*.

Justice (Creed Brothers,  #1)

I’ve wanted to read this book for quite some time now. I was browsing KU books and saw this one listed on there. EEK!!! FINALLY I can read it!!!

Welcome to the Dark Side (The Fallen Men, #2)

I loved book one in this series!!! I’m a little nervous about the age gap on this one. It just seems different than book one. I can’t wait to read it though!


These are three of the most recent checkouts I have from Kindle Unlimited. Let me know your spoiler free thoughts on these!!

Also leave some KU romance recs below!!! I’m always on the lookout for great books to really get my money’s worth with my subscription.

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Review: Bad Business by Nicole Edwards

Bad Business (Bad Boys of Sports, #2)

Bad Business by Nicole Edwards

5 Stars

This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.

HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! Wooo….*fans self* Be prepared for the steaminess that comes with this one, it also had an amazing story with it. Savannah is the daughter of the owner for the Dallas Wranglers’. Jason Stone is the star quarterback for the Wranglers’. Cue the fireworks and chemistry.

These two were drawn together like moths to a flame. They had such a strong connection to each other from the get go. I loved watching their relationship grow more and more with every page. They’re both truly awesome people and I’m so happy they found each other.

Jason Stone was such a refreshing character. He wasn’t this immature man who made bad decisions at every turn. This was a man who was focused and steady. He was this calm, collected guy who weighed everything out before acting on it. It was so nice to read about a male character like this because it hardly happens (at least in my experience). He definitely made the list of book boyfriends quite quickly. I love that he had this alpha, confident personality while still having a softer , approachable side. I’m a fan…what can I say?!

Savannah Andrews…..such a fierce woman!!! I loved her personality and how she worked her way to the position she had (executive vice president, as well as chief public relations officer) and didn’t use her father’s influence. She was another character who was focused and driven. I loved that both main characters had a career that they thrived in and still made time for a relationship.

I was sad when I came to the end of this book. I want MORE!!! I’m hoping this isn’t the last from these characters. I enjoyed reading their story and love finding a new author to love.

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What I’m Watching | 3

What I'm Watching

I’m sure most of you know by now my major love for TV shows. It’s just as intense as my love for reading let me tell you. I thought it’d be nice to keep track of the amount of TV shows I’m watching for an entire year. I started doing this in 2019 but ended up stopping about half way through the year. I think posting it on my blog will help keep me dedicated. Just a fair warning: I watch a ton of TV shows. 

The number by each TV show will be the number of shows I’ve watched for the entire year up to that point.


January 15th-21st

Wednesday:

18.) Sister Wives Season 14 Episode 3

Thursday:

19.) Married at First Sight Season 10 Episode 3

20.) Mom Season 7 Episode 12

21.) Supernanny Season 8 Episode 1

Friday:

22.) Supernanny Season 8 Episode 2

23.) Supernanny Season 8 Episode 3

Saturday:

24.) Carol’s Second Act Season 1 Episode 12

25.) American Housewife Season 4 Episode 11

26.) The Bachelor Season 24 Episode 2

Sunday:

27.) Carol’s Second Act Season 1 Episode 13

28.) Bob hearts Abishola Season 1 Episode 12

Monday:

29.) The Bachelor Season 24 Episode 3

Tuesday:

30.) Sister Wives Season 14 Episode 4

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Down The TBR Hole | 10

Down The TBR Hole is a meme, hosted by Lost in a Story, about organizing your TBR on Goodreads by deciding which books you want to keep, and which books you want to delete.

I recently went through my list and got rid of a ton of YA books that no longer interest me. Now I mainly have romance books left but I doubt I still want to read all that remains. Wish me luck as I go through them all one by one.

How it works:

  • Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
  • Order on ascending date added.
  • Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books.
  • Read the synopses of the books.
  • Decide: keep it or should it go?

A Rogue by Any Other Name (The Rules of Scoundrels, #1)

I’m always on the hunt for historical romances. I hear this is a great author as well.

Verdict: Stay

Wait for You (Wait for You, #1)

I think this is a little too ….emotional?….for me at this time. Going to take it off my TBR for now.

Verdict: GO

Royal Dragon (The Bride Hunt, #1)

The reviews aren’t kind for this book. Dropping it.

Verdict: GO

The Memory Book

I love the concept for this book!! It seems like a fun idea to do in real life to keep up with nice memories. However, I pretty much don’t read YA books anymore.

Verdict: GO

Playboy Pilot

I have yet to read this author duo….crazy right?? Keeping this one because it sounds interesting.

Verdict: Stay

The Healer's Apprentice (Hagenheim, #1)

Once again, I really don’t read YA anymore.

Verdict: GO

Anti Hero

Meh, I don’t really seem into this anymore. Plus that cover isn’t helping things. SORRY!!

Verdict: GO

Sacked (Gridiron, #1)

Hello abs!!! I still want to read this book as well as the rest of this series.

Verdict: Stay

Unleashed (Mr. Black #1)

I figured this was a romance but it’s not classified as one under the Goodreads genres side bar??

Verdict: GO

Betrayed

Meh.

Verdict: GO


The STATS:

Books removed this week: 7

Total number of books removed: 35

Current number of books on my TBR: 973

I removed 7 out of 10 books. HECK YES!!! I’m ready to see my Goodreads TBR at a more manageable number.

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Review: Crossing the Line by Kendall Ryan

Crossing the Line (Hot Jocks, #4)

Crossing the Line by Kendall Ryan

3.5 stars rounded up to 4

This review is for an ARC and is my unbiased, honest opinion.

Can I just say how much I’m loving this hockey series??? It’s so fun learning about each of the couples but also getting to see all the others and how they’re doing. I recently started watching hockey myself so it’s nice to get all the references.

In this story our main characters are Asher Reed and Bailey Erickson. Asher is a starting center for the Ice Hawks while Bailey has just finished medical school and is about to start working as an internist.

Asher was very swoon worthy. He gave off these chill, laid back vibes while also coming across as this nurturing, sensitive guy. Asher was not afraid to show emotions or talk about his feelings. Talk about the total package!! I loved his confidence!! He also comes from this big, beautiful family with millions of members to it that made me want to leap into the story and join them. Seeing Asher with his nieces and relatives was just utter perfection.

When it comes to Bailey….I had a few issues. Bailey works hard. No doubt about that. She has a lot on her plate and has goals set that she wants to achieve. She doesn’t need a man to complete her. She already is living her best life. So at times, she came off a little standoffish. She didn’t mind hooking up with Asher but when it was over, she was out. Bailey wasn’t looking for anything deep or long term. While I can understand that completely, it was just a bit hard to relate to her at times. On that note, it was fun seeing the man wanting something deeper and pushing for more than a hook up for a change. That doesn’t happen in most of the books I’ve read.

Overall, this was a cute story filled with lots of family time since the majority of it takes place at Asher’s family reunion/grandma’s birthday party. You’ll fall very quickly for the Reed family, trust me!! But never fear, there are plenty of steamy scenes to keep you satisfied as well!

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Stacking the Shelves | 20

Stacking the Shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page*

E-Books Purchased:

Pestilence (The Four Horsemen, #1)

Rock Hard (Diamond Girls #1)

Hilariously Ever After

Ruckus (Sinners of Saint, #2)

Savage Kings MC Box Set: Books 1-6

Office Mate


Let me know which books you’ve borrowed or purchased recently in the comments below.

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Reading Log | 3

Reading log

I really want to get in as much reading as possible this year. I’m thinking of different ways to hold myself accountable and have come up with weekly reading logs. These will be posted every Sunday and will feature my reading during the week before.


January 12th:

No Reading Today

January 13th:

18% Crossing the line by Kendall Ryan

January 14th:

No Reading Today

January 15th:

No Reading Today

January 16th:

70% Crossing the line by Kendall Ryan

January 17th:

100% Crossing the line by Kendall Ryan

January 18th:

2% Knight in Highland Armor by Amy Jarecki


This week has been super rough for me. I had a dental filling on the 15th. It was the very last tooth on the top and with a small mouth….it was not enjoyable. Then I ate something that did not agree with me the 16th and it took until the 18th before I felt normal again. So alas, not much reading for me. Luckily, I’m ahead of schedule.

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To Be Watched | 1

To be watched

I decided to make a TBR jar for TV shows. I always have trouble picking out a TV show to binge so I thought this would be a fun way to choose my next show.

I grabbed some paper origami stars off Amazon and went to work creating a list of shows I wanted to try. I also included shows that I wanted to rewatch as well. After I wrote down all the shows on the paper strips, I made them into the origami stars and stuck them in a jar. Whenever I feel ready to binge a series, I’ll pick a star or have a friend do it for me.

I plan to binge an entire season of whatever TV show is chosen. However if I’m not enjoying the series, I want to give it 3 episodes or so before dropping it. I have several shows that I ended up loving but hated the pilot.


Pick #1:

Fear the Walking Dead Poster

I had stopped watching FTWD after season 3 ended. I’m still curious about how the series is going and new additions to the series have made me want to start it up again.

My Thoughts:

Season 4 definitely brought the drama. I think the break did me some good because it renewed my feelings for the series. However this just isn’t on the level that The Walking Dead is on. I enjoyed a lot of the episodes but was ready for it to end as well. It’s not a show where I crave it and can’t wait for a new episode to come out. I am excited for this one person to appear in season five so I’ll watch whenever Hulu decides to add it.


A huge thank you to Linda @ Linda’s Little Library for picking this show for me! I’ll be adding it back into the jar for season 5.

Let me know if you’ve tried Fear the Walking Dead or even the main series The Walking Dead in the comments below.

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The ABC Book Challenge | W

Book Tag

I saw this book challenge/tag floating around the blogger world and just had to join in. This looks like such a fun feature!! What better way to share your book favorites?! I’m not sure where this originated from, if you know please leave a comment below so I can credit them.


*Clicking each cover will take you to its Goodreads page.*

Memorable Titles That Start With “W”

Winter (The Lunar Chronicles, #4)

I could not put this book down. Many nights of staying up to 2-3am because I had to read “just one more page”. I love everything about this book. So many swoon worthy characters and the relationships were amazing!

Wild Ride (Wind Dragons MC, #4.5)

I’ve had a crush on Talon since he was first introduced to this series. I only wish he had a full book instead of just a novella. It went by WAY too quickly for my tastes haha.

The Walking Dead, Book One (The Walking Dead #1-12)

Amazing!! Pretty different from the tv series though. I loved seeing all the comparisons.

Books Starting With “W” On My TBR

We Own Tonight (Second Time Around, #1)

I’m the girl who read this series out of order. I had no idea it was a series and read book four first, ugh!

When August Ends

I’ve been curious about this author for quite some time now. This looks like the perfect book to start with!

Wild Steamy Hook-Up (White Collar Brothers #3)

I’ve read the first two books in this series but haven’t gotten around to reading this one yet. I really wish this author was on KU. It’d  help my bank account for sure.

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Review: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass, #1)

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

4.5 Stars Rounded Up to a 5

Quotes:

“You could rattle the stars,” she whispered. “You could do anything, if only you dared. And deep down, you know it, too. That’s what scares you most.”

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

“We all bear scars,… Mine just happen to be more visible than most.”

“Names are not important. It’s what lies inside of you that matters.”

Review:

This is my second time reading Throne of Glass. The first time I read this book I gave it a 3.75 star rating rounded up to 4 stars. This time it felt different. I really took my time while reading and tried to savor the story. It almost felt like reading it for the first time because it’s been so long.

I feel like I appreciated the story more so this time around. I really got into it and the characters. The first time around I was all about Dorian. Don’t get me wrong, he’s still my number one but I found myself leaning towards Chaol a lot which didn’t happen previously. I liked Chaol but I didn’t get the hype around him until now. Both guys were such great characters. They were so different but yet….the same. It’s hard to explain. They had their core values but different personalities I suppose is one way to describe it. They were both precious guys that I could see Celaena ending up with either one and having a great life.

I realized I didn’t tell you much about what the story is about. I just started talking about my guys and lost all track of a review’s purpose haha. This story follows 18 year old Celaena Sardothien, an assassin, as well as 19 year old Dorian Havilliard, the crown prince of Adarlan, and Chaol Westfall, the 22 year old captain of the Royal guard. The King of Adarlan is hosting a competition to find a champion to basically do all his dirty work. Dorian sponsors Celaena and she works with Chaol training throughout the competition. This trio is something else. You can almost visualize all the emotions and feelings these three have for one another. It makes for a very interesting story. Throw in some magic and some other awesome characters and you have yourself quite the story.

Celaena Sardothien may be an assassin but she is so much more than that. Deep down she’s just a girl who wants her freedom and has been through so much trauma in her life. I know Celaena gets a bad rep for coming off as arrogant but I feel that’s part of her armor that she wears as protection. I really enjoyed her character and seeing her grow throughout the story.

Overall, this re-read really opened my eyes to things I missed the first go around. I feel I enjoyed it immensely more the second time. I can’t wait to continue my re-read of this series and finally read the last two books for the first time. I’m very much looking forward to it.

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