Star Studded Saturday | 46

Star Studded Saturday

This week’s theme is: TV Pilot Reviews


*Clicking the photos will take you to their IMDb page.*

Nailed It! Poster

This was hilarious!!! If you are a fan of baking shows then this is the show for you. I feel like this is what would happen if I tried to make all those spectacular masterpieces that we see all the time on baking shows. A for effort guys!!

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Surprisingly this was pretty good lol!!! I’m shocked I liked it to be honest! It was very entertaining. I’m not sure where the story line is going but I’d tune in to more episodes.

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Another one that surprised me!! I was hooked by the story line and it turned out better than I anticipated. I’ll definitely be checking out future episodes.


These are the latest TV pilots that I’ve tried out. Have you watched any of these!? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

Jessica

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Stacking the Shelves | 16

Stacking the shelves

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews where bloggers share what books they got throughout the week!


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

Freebies:

Trying Sophie (Dublin Rugby #1)

We Own Tonight

Lucky Number Eleven

Elastic Hearts (Hearts, #3)

A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars, #1)

E-Arcs:

I Dare You (The Hook Up #1)

Straight Up Love (The Boys of Jackson Harbor, #2)

Kiss Collector


I’ve already read and loved I dare you. It was really good!! I’m excited to get to Kiss Collector. Hope it’s as good as it looks! Let me know your most recent book additions below ❤

Jessica

My Blog’s Name In Books Tag

Book Tag

I was tagged by Kris to do this tag. I’m pretty nervous considering the size of my blog title BUT I’m up for the challenge.

Rules:

  • Spell out your blog’s name.
  • Find a book from your TBR that begins with each letter.

NOTE: You cannot ADD to your TBR to complete this challenge – the books must already be on your Goodreads TBR. No cheating.

Reading

R: Retreat by Jay Crownover

E: Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

A: Arrow’s Hell by Chantal Fernando

D: Dearest Clementine by Lex Martin

I: It’s Okay to Laugh by Nora McInerny Purmort 

N: No One But You by Alexandra Silva

G: Going Rogue by Chantal Fernando

with

W: Where I Belong by J. Daniels

I: In the Prince’s Bed by Sabrina Jeffries

T: Taming Him by Kennedy Fox

H: Hell on Wheels by Julie Ann Walker

Jessica

J: Jock Row by Sara Ney

E: Everyday Magic by Emily Albright

S: Something So Right by Natasha Madison

S: Smoke in the Sun by Renee Ahdieh

I: Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch

C: Cracked Kingdom by Erin Watt 

A: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J Maas


DONE!! Woohoo!! That was actually pretty fun. If you would like to do this tag, consider yourself officially nominated.

Jessica

The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland SNEAK PEEK

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“May I get you something to drink while you wait for the rest of your party?” the waiter asked.

I would normally wait to see what the client did and follow his lead on alcohol. But tonight was not the norm.

I rubbed at my stiff neck. “I’ll take a vodka cranberry, please.”

I hoped it would help calm my nerves and release some of the tension in my jaw before I gave myself a full-blown headache. Taking out my phone, I started to scroll through emails to distract myself while waiting for my drink and dinner companion.

My head whipped up at the sound of Gray’s voice behind me. “Sorry I’m late.”

My heart unexpectedly fluttered, and I fought against the feeling of excitement. “Are you really? Because I get the sense you don’t have any manners after the way you interrupted me a million times today.”

He completely ignored my attitude as he took the seat across from me. “Traffic is a bitch getting downtown at this time. Next time we’ll have dinner at my place.”

“There won’t be a next time.”

Gray’s mouth curved into a smug smile as he snagged my gaze. “Sure there will. There’ll be plenty of next times. And eventually you’ll stop pretending you don’t enjoy my company.”

I hated that my body reacted to him. Right from the very start, we’d had a crazy chemistry between us that was difficult to dull.

I sighed. “What are you doing, Gray? Why did you come to my firm?”

He lifted the cloth napkin in front of him and laid it across his lap. “Isn’t that obvious? I need new legal representation.”

“At my firm? And you’d prefer that representation come from an associate instead of my boss’s boss—the head of our securities division? Or even from Pittman, who would gladly hold your hand and provide you whatever legal advice you need from his fifty-plus years of experience?”

“Loyalty is important to me. I want someone I can trust with my business.”

“And you’ve decided that’s me? An associate with five years experience who just got off probation with the Bar Association for violating attorney-client privilege?”

The waiter arrived with my drink. “Here you go, ma’am.” He turned to Gray. “May I get you something to drink? Or would you like to wait until the last of your party joins you this evening?”

“It’s just the two of us. I’ll have a Macallan, neat, please.”

“Coming right up.” The waiter walked around to the other side of the table and started to remove the third place setting.

I put my hand out, stopping him. “We actually do have another party coming, so you can leave that.”

“Very well.” He nodded.

Gray waited until the waiter was out of earshot. “I didn’t invite anyone else to dinner.”

I sipped my drink and offered a saccharine-sweet fake smile. “I did. Figured an important client like you should have more than one attorney to answer his questions.”

Just as I set down my glass, I saw the other man I was waiting for enter the restaurant. He scanned the room, looking for me, so I held up my hand and waved.

“Perfect timing. There’s Oliver now.”

Gray glanced at the man heading toward us and back to me. Instead of being pissed off, the jerk was amused. “That’s cute. You invited a chaperone because you don’t trust yourself with me.”

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Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

#1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely brings us The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances — a sexy one night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy’s-sister love story.

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat! Pre-order your copies today!

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About ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME (Coming 9/10/2018):

That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?

Turns out he’s my son’s new music teacher. Oops.

But I didn’t know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.

My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.

That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.

Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.

***

I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.

After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.

Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.

All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.

It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.

Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?

 

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Dragon’s Lair by Chantal Fernando Review

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Dragon’s Lair by Chantal Fernando

4 Stars

I just love me some motorcycle romances. Chantal really does a fabulous job with her MC romances. I recently read and loved her other MC book called Ace of Hearts. You can check out my review here. I enjoyed it so much that I immediately checked out her other books and found this one. Sadly my library doesn’t have these and I had to get the first one through Interloan. May end up just buying this series from Amazon because I really enjoyed it.

This action packed story is about Faye and Dexter aka Dex. They grew up side by side and have been friends pretty much their entire lives. Even with a 5 year age gap, these two had a bond from the get go. The flashback scenes were the cutest. I can just imagine this big, bad biker having a tea party when he was younger just because his sweet, little neighbor asked him too. Dex always looked out for Faye so of course, she developed a crush for her older friend. How could she not?

For the most part I enjoyed everything about this book. There were a few things that I didn’t like though. For example, one of the MC members pushed a drunk woman and she fell. I just don’t condone that behavior whatsoever. I don’t care how belligerent she was or wasn’t acting, there’s just some things you don’t do. I also felt Faye was pretty flirty with the other guys. It seemed she was always making certain comments, touching them, or just overall sending the wrong message at times. I honestly could’ve seen her ending up with another one of the guys because of their connection.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I read it pretty much in one day because I just couldn’t put it down. I felt a connection to each of the characters and I know my jaw fell open several times while reading this. I cannot wait to get my hands on the others in this series and hope they are just as great.

Jessica

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R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, NOT SO NICE GUY, releases August 9th! Check out the cover and find out more about NOT SO NICE GUY below!

About NOT SO NICE GUY (available August 9th)

“Oh my god. Who is that?”

I get asked this question a lot.

“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”

Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.

Just Ian is…just my best friend.

We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.

He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.

He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.

I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.

I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!

Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!

Helloooo mister not so nice guy.

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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The Redemption Duet, an Emotional Second Chance Romance by T.K. Leigh is releasing on July 29th and September 23rd!!

She’s my sister’s best friend.
She thinks I’ve never noticed her.
She couldn’t be more wrong.
Now I just needs to prove it to her…before she walks down the aisle.

Brooklyn Tanner and Andrew Brinks have a long history…one she wants nothing more than to forget. Considering he’s her best friend’s brother and single father to two amazing girls who mean the world to her, it’s almost impossible.

When the man she’s been dating proposes, she thinks it’s exactly what she needs to finally close this chapter of her life. After all, over sixteen years have passed since she gave Andrew Brinks her heart, only for him to destroy it. Why should that matter now?

But it matters to Drew.

When he learns of her engagement, he realizes he has a decision to make. Does he finally tell Brooklyn the truth of what happened all those years ago? Or does he watch her marry another man to protect her from enduring any more pain?

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Office Mate by Katie Ashley Release Blitz and Review

Today we are celebrating the release of OFFICE MATE by Katie Ashley. This is a standalone, contemporary romance title. Check out the blurb and buy links below!

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Blurb:

Thorn

From the first time I played army as a kid, the military has been my life. As an Airborne Major, I’d led my men through two tours in Afghanistan. But when my father was elected president, I became an even greater target for the enemy—a prize for someone to take out. To ensure not only the safety of myself, but of my men, I got stripped of my cammies, shoved into an Armani suit, and placed into a management position at my father’s company. After years of trekking through the desert with an assault rifle, I was way out of my area of expertise, which my transition coordinator was more than happy to let me know on a daily, if not hourly basis. The brunette bombshell would be the death of me in more ways than one, especially since I hadn’t been with a woman since my last deployment. She’s turning out to be one of the greatest foes I’ve ever done battle with.

Isabel

In the backwoods Georgia town I was born in, you either married right out of high school or got the hell out of town. I chose the second and never looked back. After graduating top in my class, I started working for The Callahan Corporation. Fast forward five years and I was about to become the youngest female manager in the history of my department. And then all the blood, sweat, and tears I’d put into my career were for nothing when the boss’s billionaire son was handed my position on a silver platter. Not only that, I was expected to help transition him into the job that was supposed to be mine. Sure, he’s easy on the eyes with his chiseled good-looks and impossibly built physique, but I’m not going to let that distract me. I hope soldier boy is good at military strategy because sabotage is the name of the game I’ll be playing.

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This office romance featured a slow burn romance between Thorn and Isabel. Thorn was a retired Army veteran who unknowingly took Isabel’s position at his family’s investment banking corporation. This set off a major feud between Isabel and Thorn. Isabel was quite childish in how she handled the situation in my opinion. Granted she deserved the promotion and more than earned the position, however she had no control over Thorn getting the job over her. Her solution was to try and make him look bad. Isabel’s antics really gave me a bad impression of her that I never quite got over. She came across very immature which didn’t go with the hard working employee impression that we first saw.

Thorn was someone that I was really drawn to throughout the book. The fact that he was in the military and fought for his country gave him some major brownie points. He also didn’t let the status of his father’s employment go to his head. Thorn was this down to earth guy struggling to find his way outside the military. I loved how old fashioned he was when it came to dating. Thorn didn’t want to just hook up, he wanted the relationship too. I also loved his brother’s cameos. I really want to go back and read Barrett’s story in Running Mate.

While I wasn’t a huge fan of Isabel, I still enjoyed the story overall. I also adored all the side characters. I think Ty deserves his own happily ever after!! Hopefully he will get a book too *fingers crossed*. I’m excited to read more books from this author as I really enjoyed the writing in this one. 

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Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of both Indie and Traditionally published books. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her daughter, Olivia, and her spoiled mutt, Duke. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Shakespeare, Harry Potter, Star Wars, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent eleven years teaching both middle and high school English, as well as a few adjunct college English classes. As of January 2013, she hung up her red pen and expo markers to become a full-time writer. Each and every day she counts her blessings to be able to do her dream job.

Although her roots are firmly planted in the red Georgia clay, she loves traveling the country and world to meet readers and hang out with fellow authors. When she’s not writing or chasing down her toddler, you might find her watching reruns of The Golden Girls, reading historical biographies, along with romance novels, or spending way too much time on Facebook.

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“I’ll never be able to keep her.”

Hold You Close, an all-new second chance standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels and USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is coming August 20th!

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Hold You Close by Corinne Michaels and Melanie Harlow

Publication Date: August 20, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry, Perrywinkle Photography

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Synopsis

From NYT Bestseller Corinne Michaels & USA Today Bestseller Melanie Harlow, comes a second chance standalone romance.

Ian Chase broke my heart at seventeen, and I’ve spent the last eighteen years hating him for it.

He makes it easy, with his smart mouth and playboy lifestyle—which I unfortunately have to observe since he lives behind me. Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils.

I’ve always loved to loathe him.

I never planned to need him.

***

London Parish is my little sister’s best friend, not that it stopped me from falling for her.

Our history is complicated. The only thing we have in common is being godparents to my sister’s three adorable kids—until our lives are changed in one tragic moment.

Now we’re trying to raise the children we love, mourn an unthinkable loss, and fight an undeniable attraction.

My life is already upside-down, and the last thing I need is for old feelings to resurface.

Because I’ll never be able to keep her, no matter how hard I try to hold her close.

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After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.
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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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