So Much For My Plan

I started this week with a plan.

I had a plan to read my established TBR.

The plan was solid. I know I can read all of these books. I know I can. I've read double that in a week before. I can handle reading 5 books. No problem, right?



My kids have to visit the dentist, I have to enroll one of them in school, swim lessons, their never ending desire to be fed. I think my 7 year old is going on 17 with the amount of food he consumes.

Also, new releases. I totally spaced off one of my most anticipated books this month. Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy came out today so I want to push aside my nice and tidy TBR and read this book. 

In a couple of a days, I have a new TBR scheduled to post. I will do my best to stick to it this time but I am making no guarantees!


The Scheme by Mia Kayla Blog Tour!

I'm so excited to bring you this new Mia Kayla book!

~Blog Tour~
The Scheme
by: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Perfect Pear Creations
  Release Date: July 27, 2015



Brian Benson is the nice guy every girl dreams of marrying.

Too bad he’s off the market—for good. 

He’s sworn off women since the last girl he dated broke his heart. 

Determined to start over in New York, his sole focus is to climb the corporate ladder—no distractions.

Until one minor collision propels him into the path of small-town-girl but bombshell babe, Kendy Miller.

Kendy walks with a sass she was born with. 

Single and ready to mingle, she’s on the prowl. 

Moving from her tiny town of Bowlesville to work as a nurse at New York Cornell Hospital, she is introduced to Dr. Hot Pants. 

She feels it in her bones—he only belongs to her. 

When Kendy formulates a grand scheme to land Dr. Hot Pants and uses Brian to do it, Brian is all in because he could use a little fun.

Things were going to plan, until one night lines were crossed, kisses were exchanged and clothes flew off. 

Fate collides, fortunes are tested and plans backfire, but Kendy is still determined to land her doctor. 

I'm going to try not to spoil anything for you!

Let's start with the good.
I adored Brian. He was so likable. He is severely career minded and doesn't want to waste his time on random hook ups with random women. He isn't ready to settle down but when he is, you can tell he will be completely all in and just as dedicated to his wife/family as he is his job.
Kendy's complete back story was heartbreaking. It's easy to see why she was reluctant to let another man into her heart after what her scumbag ex did to her. She's ready for her forever man, which she thinks is a doctor she works with.
When the two of them eventually end up together, it's incredibly steamy. When their relations hip is solidified, it works great. They are really, really good for each other. 
I really liked Brian's room mate (and hope to read a book about him!) and Kendy's mom. It was nice that they both had someone to ground them.
Not story related, but I love Mia's writing.

The Okay
The whole psychic thing was weird but understandable. I never understood why she took it so seriously when most people think that kind of thing is just for fun. Kendy was absolutely positive everything this psychic said to her was law.
Kendy's total dedication to landing her doctor co-worker as a husband became annoying. It was clear the doctor was a Grade-A Douche to everyone BUT her.

The Not So Good
Kendy's attitude about their relationship in the beginning is ... atrocious. She labels them "FTF" (friends that eff). She makes up rules as they go strictly to put distance between them.
I didn't like how she fought so hard against the obvious. Obviously, the doctor was a poor choice and Brian was the better choice.
I didn't like Kendy's nurse co-worker. She seemed to be an unnecessary character except to let Kendy know where to find Dr. Hot Pants. 

Overall Rating: 3.5 Stars
I did like this book. I would certainly recommend it as a light and easy read. I look forward to reading more from Mia!

Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. On the weekdays, she can be caught wearing a suit, commuting to her corporate job in downtown Chicago and raising three beautiful munchkins in the suburbs, four if you count the husband.
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. 
She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.

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Kennedy Ryan Cover Reveal!

I am so excited to bring this to you! I fell in love with Kennedy Ryan during a book release party on Facebook several months ago. She has excellent taste in television. ;) Please connect with her all over social media. She is a cool chick!
Ladies and gentlemen, the cover for her next novel:


Release Date: February 2, 2016

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The official synopsis for UNTIL I'M YOURS is coming soon! What can we tell you now? This fourth installment of the Amazon Bestselling Bennett series follows the story of Sofie Baston, a woman who has always traded on her looks and status. She finally meets a man who wants more, but she's not sure there is any more to her than meets the eye. Trevor Bishop is the saint to Sofie's sinner, and for the first time in her life, she wonders if she's good enough. Scandal breathes new life into a past she hoped was long dead, threatening the things she never knew she wanted, but now can't imagine life without.

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Previous Books in the Bennett Series

When You Are Mine

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a Rafflecopter giveaway About Kennedy Ryan JustTina           I just can't write about myself in the third person for one more bio! I'm a wife, a mom, a writer, an advocate for families with autism. That's me in a nutshell. Crack the nut, and you'll find a Southern girl who loves pizza and Diet Coke, and wishes she got to watch a lot more television. You can usually catch me up too late, on social media too much, or FINALLY putting a dent in my ever-growing to be read list!  

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Adriana Locke: Sacrifice Deleted Scene!

I have to tell you. I am ridiculously excited to share this. Sacrifice was my first review posted. I absolutely cannot say enough awesome things about this book. Love, love, love it.

Adriana just posted a DELETED scene!!! And it's good. Plus she's doing a giveaway because she loves you.

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Here's My TBR for the Week of 7/25

I had an opportunity to sit down and get my next week's TBR compiled. Here it is! 

Five books in one week? Easy peasy! 


Thank You!

I know I'll probably say this repeatedly in the future, but it should start somewhere, right?

Thank you.

If you have clicked on follow or like or whatever it is, thank you.

If you have read my one posted review, thank you.

If you read any reviews in the coming days and weeks, thank you.

The book community that I have belonged to for several months is amazing and awe inspiring. I have made many friends over books and long distances. The love and support from these people is what I know will keep me going when I feel like giving up. They will keep me focused when I lose track. They will be there for me and I am so, very grateful to have them in my life.

It is with great appreciation to let you know that I am incredibly humbled for you to take time out of your day and read what I have to say.

Thank you!


My FIRST Review! Sacrifice by Adriana Locke

For my very first book review on my blog, I bring you Sacrifice by Adriana Locke. 

I won an ARC of this book before it was released during an author event on Facebook. As soon as the book came out, I bought an ebook version. I absolutely adored this book. I have thoroughly enjoyed all of Adriana's books, but this book was different. 

So, here we go.  Spoilers ahead. 

First, I love Julia. I love how she carries the weight of everything (because, let's be honest, don't all women??). I wouldn't say she's afraid to ask for help but she is very reluctant to do so since the death of her husband, Gage. She's left with their small child, a girl named Everleigh (LOVE that name, Adriana!) after he dies so she shoulders everything to care for her and provide for her the best she can with what she has. I appreciate her reluctance to move on after Gage's death and her even further reluctance to let Crew in, knowing their past. 

Second, Gage. Gage isn't even alive during this book but you feel him and his love the entire book. The little nuggets of encouragement she finds just when she needs them makes you realize just how much this man loved her and their daughter. 

Everleigh. Oh, my word, Everleigh. How you can not love her and feel her pain. After it's revealed that she's sick, her light never seems to fade. I wish I could play with her at the park or let my kids play with her. I bet they'd love each other to pieces. 

Will: oh. my. goodness. I don't usually develop book crushes, but I kind of wish I knew Will in real life. His humor was spot on and he always knew the right things to say. "Knock, knock, motherfucker."

Lastly, Crew. Oh, Crew. Crew is the proverbial screw up until Everleigh gets sick. It is then that he hears words his brother said to him repeated over and over in his thoughts. Gage is pretty much telling him to man up and take care of his (Gage's) family. He does. He goes above and beyond what is required. In the end, it costs him pretty big but he never wanes from his self-given duties. He never gives up. He keeps fighting for Julia, for Ever, and for them to be together. 

Oh, and scorching hot sex was amazing. It wasn't over the top and so realistic. 

Even though Crew and Julia share a complicated past, it seems inevitable that they would end up together.

I wouldn't label this book a "fighter" novel. No. I would tell people that this book is about two people who are lost (Julia and Crew) that find each other and join forces to take Ever's sickness down. This book is not about Crew and whateverthenameisofthefighterhehadtofight. It's about Julia and Crew fighting against something they can't control and coming out on top. 

I would definitely give this book more than 5 stars if I could. Adriana has the ability to cast out her reel and hook you deep. Read this book. You will not be disappointed in the least. 

Read the ENTIRE first chapter here!

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Now, for some teasers!!!! (all of which were obtained from her Facebook group)

I hope you check out this book. It was incredible. It will make you feel, so bring tissues. 

Hi! Hello! Welcome!!

Hello, friends!

My name is Christy and I read a lot. I mean, a lot. I can average a book a day and sometimes up to 10 books a week. My preferred genre is romance. Any romance, really. I tend to steer clear of darker romances with darker themes (ie abuse, kidnapping, rape) but won't rule them out if they come highly recommended.

A little bit about me? Well, I'm a stay at home mom to two lovely children. They are my sun and my whole world orbits around them. As of this post, they are 7 and nearly 3. I'm happily married. My husband is amazing even though sometimes he can get under my skin but let's be honest. Isn't that how it's supposed to go? ;) We'll be celebrating our 9th wedding anniversary this year and have been together for 12 years. I have an amazing group of online friends and in-real-life friends that I try to spend as much time with as I possibly can.

This is my first attempt at book blogging but not my first attempt at blogging. I've had several in the past but haven't ever been as in tune with them as I am with this one. I swear, if I could read and get paid for it, I'd love that. Sadly, my one-click addiction doesn't pay any bills so this is for fun.

I have quite a few books that I've read that I've been dying to write about. I'll start there. I hope you like it here.

AKA: Captain Reads A Lot