Review: Trying to Score by Kendall Ryan

Trying to Score (Hot Jocks, #3)

Trying to Score by Kendall Ryan

4  Stars

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

I had a lot of fun reading this book! I actually finished this in two days which is not the norm for me by any means. It just flowed so well and I was really into the characters and storyline. Teddy King aka TK was another amazing hockey player added to this series. He had me swooning sooo hard. I loved how thoughtful he was. Sara Dawson was this hotshot lawyer working her tail off to become partner at her law firm. It was awesome to see this kick butt female tackling all her goals! TK and Sara were quite similar in a lot of ways. They were very career driven and their work ethic was off the charts. They were also super humble and down to earth which makes for the best characters.

The friendship in this series was another positive for me. I love seeing them all get together and be there for one another. They celebrate together but also come together and are there for one another at a moment’s notice. Friendship goals for sure!

Now, Sara and TK have a history. They went to college together and had casual hookups during one point. I really loved this second chance romance layout. It seemed to never be the right time for these two but they were destined to find one another eventually.

Overall, I swooned over this story. The steamy scenes were ridiculously hot as well! I can’t get enough of this series!

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Reading Log | 14

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.


March 29th:

100% The Walking Dead Volume 13 by Robert Kirkman

100% The Mirror and The Maze by Renee Ahdieh

34% Caught up in her by Lauren Blakely

March 30th:

100% Caught up in her by Lauren Blakely

March 31st:

21% House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

April 1st:

No Reading Today

April 2nd:

30% House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

April 3rd:

42% House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

April 4th:

51% House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas


I’m referring to House of Earth and Blood as “The Mammoth” now. So mainly I’m working on finishing up The Mammoth so I can move on to other books lol!!! I don’t think now was the right time to start that book but it is what it is haha. It’s hard for me to concentrate with everything going on in the world but I am still enjoying the story overall. It is QUITE a bit of info thrown at us though!!

What books are you all reading? Any mammoths?? Let me know in the comments below.

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Star Studded Saturday | April 2020 Premieres

Star Studded Saturday

This week’s topic: April TV Premieres


These are some upcoming shows that I plan on watching/trying out in the month of April. * marks new series.

1st: The challenge, Season 35 premieres on MTV

*13th: Listen to your heart, Season 1 premieres on ABC

13th: Songland, Season 2 premieres on NBC

*13th: The Baker and the Beauty, Season 1 premieres on ABC


Which shows do you plan to watch in April? I know there were several other shows slated to come on in April but due to….”it”….things were delayed.

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Books I Want to Read But Don’t Want to Read Tag

Book Tag

I saw this on Ali’s blog Tea and Turned Pages. It looked like a lot of fun so here I am!!


A Book You Feel You Need To Read Because Everyone Talks About It

City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments, #1)

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

I feel everyone talks about this author and this series in particular. I want to read it but also it’s a bit intimidating. I also haven’t really read YA in quite some time. Is this more mature YA or ??

A Book That’s Really Long

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

I’m currently reading this one and it’s sooo longggggg. Plus there’s just way too much information for my little brain to obtain. I have like 9 pages of notes and I’m only 21% into the story. Surely I’m not the only one struggling with this.

A Book You’ve Owned/Had on Your TBR For Too Long

Do or Die (Reluctant Heroes #1)

Do or Die by Suzanne Brockmann

According to Goodreads, I added this book to my TBR on March 7th, 2015. I love her military romances but this one is almost 600 pages long. That’s quite a story!!

A Book That Is ‘Required’ Reading

Little Women

Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I feel this is a required story just because I think everyone has read it already. I like the sound of this one so hope to read it one day.

A Book That Intimidates You

The Rose & the Dagger (The Wrath and the Dawn, #2)

The Rose & the Dagger by Renée Ahdieh

I really enjoyed book one in this series and pretty nervous to read book two. Book one blew me away so it’s hard to imagine this book measuring up.

A Book That You Think Might Be Slow

The Invasion of the Tearling (The Queen of the Tearling, #2)

The Invasion of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

I also really enjoyed book in this series as well. When I was looking at this book, I noticed there may be a time travel situation going on. I’m not a fan of time traveling and going back and forth with my stories. It’s too hard to keep up with.

A Book You Need To Be In The Right Mood For

Crown of Midnight (Throne of Glass, #2)

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

I’m working my way through this series to re-read in preparation for the final two books that I have yet to read. I have to be in a mood for this series though. I can’t just binge fantasy books back to back. I’m currently reading her newest so I doubt this will be my next read.

A Book You’re Unsure If You Will Like

Twice in a Blue Moon

Twice in a blue moon by Christina Lauren

The reviews for this one….isn’t the best. It seems you either love this one or hate it. I’m hoping I’m in the love it category.


I am tagging anyone who wants to do this one!! Leave me a link to your post in the comments below so I can check it out.

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Kindle Unlimited | 3

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: 

Between Now and Forever (Forever Trilogy, #1)

This synopsis really grabbed hold of me!! I don’t think I’ve read a book by this author but I’m hoping she will become a new favorite!

The Locker Room

I recently read a novella set in this world and it blew me away. The characters were so great that I hated for the novella to end.

Caught in the Lies

A firefighter romance?! YES PLEASE!!!


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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What I’m Watching | 13

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.


March 25th-31st

Wednesday:

261.) 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 4 Episode 4

262.) Bringing up Bates Season 6 Episode 14

263.) Bringing up Bates Season 6 Episode 15

Thursday:

264.) Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Episode 18

265.) Survivor Season 40 Episode 7

Friday:

266.) The Voice Season 18 Episode 5

267.) The Voice Season 18 Episode 6

268.) SWAT Season 3 Episode 14

269.) American Housewife Season 4 Episode 14

270.) Married at First Sight Season 10 Episode 13

271.) 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 4 Episode 5

272.) The Rookie Season 2 Episode 11

Saturday:

273.) Chicago PD Season 7 Episode 12

274.) Chicago PD Season 7 Episode 13

275.) Grey’s Anatomy Season 16 Episode 19

276.) Chicago PD Season 7 Episode 14

277.) Spring Baking Championship Season 6 Episode 1

278.) This is us Season 4 Episode 10

279.) Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 15

Sunday:

280.) I Love Lucy Season 1 Episode 1

281.) I Love Lucy Season 1 Episode 2

282.) I Love Lucy Season 1 Episode 3

283.) American Housewife Season 4 Episode 15

284.) The Walking Dead Season 10 Episode 14

285.) Talking Dead Season 10 Episode 14

Monday:

286.) Bringing up Bates Season 7 Episode 1

287.) Bringing up Bates Season 7 Episode 2

288.) Sister Wives Season 14 Episode 13

289.) 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days Season 4 Episode 6

Tuesday:

290.) A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 15

291.) A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 16

292.) A Million Little Things Season 2 Episode 17


I did really well this week!! Super proud of myself!! What shows are you currently watching?!

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March 2020 Wrap Up

Wrap Up

Books Read

The Walking Dead Vol. 11 by Robert Kirkman: 4 Stars, Review to come.

The Walking Dead Vol. 12 by Robert Kirkman: 4 Stars, Review to come.

Always Yours by Kennedy Fox: 4 Stars, Check out my review here.

Lick by Kylie Scott: 5 Stars, Review to come.

Heavy Equipment by Skye Warren: 2 Stars, Review to come.

Wolf’s Mate by Chantal Fernando: 4 Stars, Review to come.

The Walking Dead Vol. 13 by Robert Kirkman: 4 Stars, Review to come.

The Mirror and The Maze by Renee Ahdieh: 4 Stars, Review to come.

Caught up in her by Lauren Blakely: 3 Stars, Review to come.


Reading Challenges

As you all know, I decided to participate in 12 reading challenges this year. If you’d like to see my post regarding my challenges, click here.

Goodreads: I’m currently at 25 out of 100 books.

Little Inklings A to Z: I’m currently at 10 of 26 letters.

Little Inklings Challenge: I’m currently at 12 of 40 prompts.

Little Inklings Reading Rainbow: I’m currently at 7 of 12 colors.

Little Inklings On the Cover: I’m currently at 4 of 10 prompts.

Virtual Mount TBR: I’m currently at 16 books.

Monthly Key Word: I completed March’s key word with Caught up in her by Lauren Blakely.

Contemporary Romance: I’m currently at 16 books.

Kindle Unlimited: I’m currently at 1 book.

For the love of E-books: I’m currently at 19 books.

Net Galley/Edelweiss: I’m currently at 1 book.

Romance Book Reading: I completed March’s genre of rock star romance with Lick by Kylie Scott.


Overall, I did much better this month than last. Some of these challenges are harder to find books to go with. I may reverse the order and find books to go with the challenges instead of reading books and trying to find a spot for them to work.

How are you all doing with your reading? Did you set any challenges for yourself in 2020? Let me know in the comments below.

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Audio Review: King by T.M. Frazier

King (King, #1)

King by T.M. Frazier

5 Stars

How do I even go about writing a review for this book? First off, I will say that this is out of my comfort zone. It’s dark and gritty which is far from the type of books I usually go for. BUT this story really latched on to me. I fell in love with the characters and the notion that not everything is as it seems. Not everything is black and white, there are gray areas. As I mentioned before, this is a darker read…with that being said I also want to put a trigger warning for rape content in this story. Just a heads up. There are also violence and a lot of f words throughout the story. So if that isn’t your cup of tea, here’s your warning.

Brantley King and his friend Samuel Clearwater aka Preppy run their town. Everyone fears them but they also have a lot of respect from other groups. King and Preppy had very difficult childhoods and upbringings. I really felt for them while reading this story. What really touched my heart was that yes, they did bad things but honestly….they were good people. I feel like they had to do bad things to survive but it wasn’t a path they normally would’ve chosen if they had a different upbringing.

One night Doe and her friend Nikki show up to King and Preppy’s house for a party. That’s where our story begins. Doe has lost her memory and doesn’t even know her real name. She chose Doe, as in Jane Doe, to go by. My heart also went out to this girl. Not knowing who she is, where she came from, where her next meal will come, etc. She really had it rough.

I definitely do not want to spoil any parts of this story for you all. It’s such a great story and one that made me cry more than once. Also, King is a possessive male so if that isn’t your thing….don’t even pick this up lol.

Overall, I cannot wait to continue on with this series. It always kept me on the edge of my seat and my jaw on the floor. This first book ended on a cliffhanger and my body NEEDS the rest of the story asap. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I did.

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Reading Log | 13

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.


March 22nd:

No Reading Today

March 23rd:

14% House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

March 24th:

18% House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

March 25th:

No Reading Today

March 26th:

No Reading Today

March 27th:

No Reading Today

March 28th:

No Reading Today


This “event” that’s happening is really ruining my reading mojo. I find it super hard to just sit down and read because my mind won’t shut off to concentrate. Also anxiety is heightened due to everything going on so I’m mainly concentrating on TV shows and keeping calm. Hope you all are doing okay. Sending you hugs!!

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Star Studded Saturday | My Current TV Schedule

Star Studded Saturday

This week’s topic:My hectic weekly TV schedule


So…I watch a LOT of TV shows. I can’t get enough. I love watching TV shows as much as I love reading!! It’s definitely not easy having two hobbies that take up a lot of your time but I love it!! I thought it’d be fun to share what my weekly TV schedule looks like. I can’t wait to hear your thoughts on my ambitious list!

Sunday:

Monday:

Tuesday:

Wednesday:

Thursday:

Friday:

Saturday:

  • No shows (thankfully)

So I know you are all wondering how I keep up with this amount of shows. WELL I have a DVR (records 2 shows at a time) and Hulu. That’s the only way I’m able to watch all these. PLUS I’m ALWAYS behind on shows. I have a few shows that I always watch immediately but for the most part I put them off.

What shows do you watch during the week? Let me know in the comments below!

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