Monday, November 30, 2020

Book Club-November-Everything Beautiful in Its Time: Seasons of Love and Loss

This is what I am reading for my book club for November. I am loving it! I have always loved the Bush family!!! Think they are very classy. This book is by Jenna Bush Hager. 

Jenna Bush Hager, the former first daughter and granddaughter, bestselling author, and co-anchor of the Today show, shares moving, funny stories about her beloved grandparents and the wisdom they passed on that has shaped her life.

Friday, July 24, 2020

Book review: Find Her

My anxiety went  through the roof trying to read this book. I had to stop halfway. Was not for me

Monday, June 29, 2020

July book club pick

Lisa Gardner's runaway New York Times bestseller--a fast-paced thrill ride featuring Detective D. D. Warren.

Seven years ago, carefree college student Flora Dane was kidnapped while on spring break. For 472 days, Flora learned just how much one person can endure.

Miraculously alive after her ordeal, Flora has spent the past five years reacquainting herself with the rhythms of normal life, working with her FBI victim advocate, Samuel Keynes. She has a mother who's never stopped loving her, a brother who is scared of the person she's become, and a bedroom wall covered with photos of other girls who've never made it home.

When Boston detective D. D. Warren is called to the scene of a crime--a dead man and the bound, naked woman who killed him--she learns that Flora has tangled with three other suspects since her return to society. Is Flora a victim or a vigilante? And with her firsthand knowledge of criminal behavior, could she hold the key to rescuing a missing college student whose abduction has rocked Boston? When Flora herself disappears, D.D. realizes a far more sinister predator is out there. One who's determined that this time, Flora Dane will never escape. And now it is all up to D. D. Warren to find her.

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Book review: The New Husband

Two words: LIFETIME MOVIE!!!!!!

OMG this was an amazing book!!! Page turner and kept me on the edge of my seat!!! This book had me hooked from the start. Must read! I would LOVE to see this book made out of a Lifetime movie

I gave it a 5\5

Friday, May 29, 2020

Book Review: The Wife Stalker

OMG OMG OMG!!!!! The Constantine sisters have done it once again! This book was AMAZING! Screams Lifetime movie!!! Lots of emotions reading this book and listing to it too. I revived this as an ACR!!!! I highly recommend it. 

I give it 5\5 

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Book Review: The Honey Don't List

Too cute. Funny!! Loved it. I received it as an ARC 5/5

Friday, May 22, 2020

Book Review: Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

This book was for my May book club. I listen to it on Audible and I LOVED it!!! It was so good. I highly recommend it!! Couldn't stop listing to it!!! Shonda Rhimes did an outstanding job writing and narrating this book!!

 This book makes me want to really take care of myself and love myself more. If anyone needs an inspirational self-help kinda read, whatever your main struggle in life, read this book and it will help make you feel so much better

I am pretty sure y'all know what I gave it hahaha

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Happy pub day

Happy pub day to Liv Constantine on The Wife Stalker!!! I am in the middle of reading it and OMG it's so good!! Like a good Lifetime movie good!! I love reading their books, they keep me on the edge of my seat from beginning to end!

Breezing into the tony seaside paradise of Westport, Connecticut, gorgeous thirtysomething Piper Reynard sets down roots, opening a rehab and wellness space and joining a local yacht club. When she meets Leo Drakos, a handsome, successful lawyer, the wedding ring on his finger is the only thing she doesn’t like about him. Yet as Piper well knows, no marriage is permanent.

Meanwhile, Joanna has been waiting patiently for Leo, the charismatic man she fell in love with all those years ago, to re-emerge from the severe depression that has engulfed him. Though she’s thankful when Leo returns to his charming, energetic self, paying attention again to Evie and Stelli, the children they both love beyond measure, Joanna is shocked to discover that it’s not her loving support that’s sparked his renewed happiness—it’s something else.

Piper. Leo has fallen head over heels for the flaky, New Age-y newcomer, and unrepentant and resolute, he’s more than willing to leave Joanna behind, along with everything they’ve built. Of course, he assures her, she can still see the children.

Joanna is devastated—and determined to find something, anything, to use against this woman who has stolen her life and her true love. As she digs deeper into Piper’s past, Joanna begins to unearth disturbing secrets . . . but when she confides to her therapist that she fears for the lives of her ex-husband and children, her concerns are dismissed as paranoia. Can she find the proof she needs in time to save them?

Saturday, May 16, 2020

May book club picked

The mega-talented creator of Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal and executive producer of How to Get Away With Murder chronicles how saying YES for one year changed her life―and how it can change yours, too.

With three hit shows on television and three children at home, the uber-talented Shonda Rhimes had lots of good reasons to say NO when an unexpected invitation arrived. Hollywood party? No. Speaking engagement? No. Media appearances? No.

And there was the side benefit of saying No for an introvert like Shonda: nothing new to fear.

Then Shonda’s sister laid down a challenge: just for one year, try to say YES to the unexpected invitations that come your way. Shonda reluctantly agreed―and the result was nothing short of transformative. In Year of Yes, Shonda Rhimes chronicles the powerful impact saying Yes had on every aspect of her life―and how we can all change our lives with one little word. Yes.

Friday, May 08, 2020

Book Mail: On Ocean Boulevard (The Beach House)

I received a copy of On Ocean Boulevard by Mary Alice Monroe. It comes out on May 19th. I am looking forward to reading this!!

The New York Times bestselling author of The Summer Guests returns at long last to her beloved Beach House series in this breathtaking novel about one family’s summer of forging new beginnings against the enduring beauty and resilience of the natural world.

It’s been sixteen years since Caretta “Cara” Rutledge has returned home to the beautiful shores of Charleston, South Carolina. Over those years, she has weathered the tides of deaths and births, struggles and joys. And now, as Cara prepares for her second wedding, her life is about to change yet again.

Meanwhile, the rest of the storied Rutledge family is also in flux. Cara’s niece Linnea returns to Sullivan’s Island to begin a new career and an unexpected relationship. Linnea’s parents, having survived bankruptcy, pin their hopes and futures on the construction of a new home on Ocean Boulevard. But as excitement over the house and wedding builds, a devastating illness strikes the family and brings plans to a screeching halt. It is under these trying circumstances that the Rutledge family must come together yet again to discover the enduring strength in love, tradition, and legacy from mother to daughter to granddaughter.

Like the sea turtles that come ashore annually on these windswept islands, three generations of the Rutledge family experience a season of return, rebirth, and growth. “Authentic, generous, and heartfelt” (Mary Kay Andrews, New York Times bestselling author), On Ocean Boulevard is Mary Alice Monroe at her very best.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Happy (belated) pub day

Happy late pub day to Priscilla Oliveras 
Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . .

Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their island romance last or fade with the stunning sunse

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Happy pub day

Happy pub day to by D.J. Palmer......out today

If you like a good Lifetime move, this is it!!!!!

What makes Simon Fitch so perfect?

-He knows all her favorite foods, music, and movies.
-Her son adores him. He was there when she needed him most.
-He anticipates her every need.
-He would never betray her like her first husband.

The perfect husband. He checks all the boxes.

The question is, why?

Nina Garrity learned the hard way that her missing husband, Glen, had been leading a double life with another woman. But with Glen gone―presumably drowned while fishing on his boat―she couldn't confront him about the affair or find closure to the life he blew apart.

Now, a year and a half later, Nina has found love again and hopes she can put her shattered world back together. Simon, a widower still grieving the death of his first wife, thinks he has found his dream girl in Nina, and his charm and affections help break through to a heart hardened by betrayal. Nina's teenage son, Connor, embraces Simon as the father he wishes his dad could have been, while her friends see a different side to him, and they aren't afraid to use the word obsession.

Nina works hard to bridge the divide that’s come between her daughter and Simon. She wants so badly to believe her life is finally getting back on track, but she’ll soon discover that the greatest danger to herself and her children are the lies people tell themselves.

Wednesday, April 08, 2020

Happy (late) pub day

I have been using my dad's laptop since I don't have mine right now. 
Hopefully it will get here very soon

A very happy late pub day to Christina Lauren on her new book The Honey Don't List, which came out on March 24th. I have been reading this book and I am LOVING IT!!!! It's so funny and so good. Grab a copy and start reading it!! You will so love it!!

Book mail: Island Affair

Finally got this from my mom. I am stuck in Texas and she mailed this to me. Thank you so much mom 🥰😘
Thank you to Priscilla Oliveras for sending me an advance copy of her new book!!! I can’t wait to read it. Comes out April 28, 2020.

Monday, March 30, 2020

Hello from Texas

Still in Texas and it looks like we are going to be here till the end of April. My dad, brother and his family are doing good. My brother and his family lives in Texas. I am thankful my dad and I have a house to live in over here in Texas to stay at. 

I have been doing alot of things to stay busy. Silly me left my laptop back in La *shakeshead*. I am using my dad's laptop. 

What have you and your family been doing to keep busy?
Read any? Going out for a walk in the neighborhood? Played any games? etc

Have a wonderful week!!! I'll be back on soon

Thursday, March 05, 2020

Happy Pub Day

Happy Pub Day to Jasmin Miller.............out TODAY!!

Fans call me the king of the water. I'm focused, driven, and most importantly, I win.
Life as a professional swimmer comes with sacrifices, but they’ve never worried me. I’m used to life with little room for anything but training, eating, and sleeping.

Nothing more, nothing less.
When a son I knew nothing about lands on my doorstep—and a crazy but very beautiful nanny shortly after—my life is turned upside down. Allowing any change into my life could put my goals and dreams in jeopardy, and I’ve worked too hard and too long for them.
When I’m tempted to look beyond lap times and medals to bedtime stories and the possibility of love, I face one of the hardest questions of my life: is it worth the risk?

Sunday, March 01, 2020

Book review:A Spark of Light

Read this for book club. It was good, long and kept me on the edge of my seat. Also a page-turner! My problem with reading this book was the timeline. It was in reverse which was very weird. 

My dad joked saying maybe someone put this book together backwards haha

I don't believe in abortion. I am pro-life all the way!!! There are so many women trying to get pregnant. I do believe everyone has the right to do what they need to do.  I do believe in abortion if the baby was conceived in rape and the mom doesn't want to keep the baby in reminding of a horrible situation. I do believe in giving the baby up for adoption if the mom doesn't wait to keep it

I do recommend reading this book. I gave it a 4\5

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Cover reveal: Fresh Meet by Jasmin Miller

Release Date: THUR, March 5th. 
Preorder is up now

Fans call me the king of the water. I'm focused, driven, and most importantly, I win.

Life as a professional swimmer comes with sacrifices, but they’ve never worried me. I’m used to life with little room for anything but training, eating, and sleeping.

Nothing more, nothing less.

When a son I knew nothing about lands on my doorstepand a crazy but very beautiful nanny shortly aftermy life is turned upside down. Allowing any change into my life could put my goals and dreams in jeopardy, and Ive worked too hard and too long for them.

When I’m tempted to look beyond lap times and medals to bedtime stories and the possibility of love, I face one of the hardest questions of my life: is it worth the risk? 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Book Mail:The Honey-Don't List

I got this today and can't wait to read it..........out 3\24

Carey Douglas has worked for home remodeling and design gurus Melissa and Rusty Tripp for nearly a decade. A country girl at heart, Carey started in their first store at sixteen, and—more than anyone would suspect—has helped them build an empire. With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There’s only one problem: America’s favorite couple can’t stand each other.

James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was originally hired as a structural engineer, but the job isn’t all he thought it’d be. The last straw? Both he and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus.

Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses’ secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along—and start playing for keeps—they may have the chance to build something beautiful together…

From the “hilariously zany and heartfelt” (Booklist) Christina Lauren comes a romantic comedy that proves if it’s broke, you might as well fix it.

Monday, February 17, 2020

Book Mail: Been There, Married That

I got this in the mail last week and just opened it today!!! Can't wait to read it!!! Out now

A hilarious new novel full of Hollywood glitz, glamour, and scandal.

When he changes the locks, she changes the rules.

Agnes Murphy Nash is the perfect Hollywood wife – she has the right friends, the right clothes, and even a side career of her own as a writer. Her husband Trevor is a bigshot producer, and from the outside it looks like they’re living a picture-perfect celebrity life, complete with tennis tournaments and lavish parties.

But the job description of a Hollywood wife doesn’t cover divorce, which is the way Agnes’ life is headed after she comes home one day to find her credit cards cancelled and the security passwords to get into her enormous LA home changed. Oh, and there’s a guy there whose job it is to tase her if she tries to enter…which she does. Needless to say, Agnes’ husband is dead set on making sure she loses big time, but Agnes isn’t the type to just lie down and take it. In a world of fremenies and hot nannies, personal psychics and “skinny” jello shots, Agnes may be losing her husband, but could that mean getting her own life back?

Been There, Married That is a drop-dead hilarious battle of wills that will make you laugh out loud, cringe, and keep turning the pages to see what crazy disaster will happen to Agnes next…and how she’ll rise from the ashes

Monday, February 03, 2020

Book Mail:The New Husband

I received this in the mail today. The other day I got this in the mail

Can’t wait to read this!!! Comes out April 14th

“Glen Garrity, missing for some eighteen months, deserted his family, presumably for a life with another woman. But since so much time has passed, the lack of a body has not stopped his wife, Nina, from considering him dead. After all, his fishing boat, with a great deal of blood on its deck, was floating on the lake with only the family dog, Daisy, on board. Everyone believes Glen fell overboard and drowned.

Despite her children’s misgivings, Nina has moved on. Her relationship with middle school teacher Simon Fitch seems headed toward marriage. They’ve bought a house together and the four of them are living there. Connor seems to accept Simon, but Maggie does not. She’s certain her father will return.

Nina, looking forward, resumes her social work career. But Simon is unhappy with this decision and, as Nina strives to please the new man in her life, she soon discovers that Simon’s apparent devotion hides something more dangerous. Nevertheless, she’s determined to find a way to make things work.

But what will happen when Nina discovers the sinister secrets Simon holds? What happens when everything she thought she knew turns out to be a lie?”

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Little Fires Everywhere book and trailer

If y’all haven’t read this book yet, like me, I got it at Target today, I get most of my books there
Everyone in Shaker Heights was talking about it that summer: how Isabelle, the last of the Richardson children, had finally gone around the bend and burned the house down.
In Shaker Heights, a placid, progressive suburb of Cleveland, everything is meticulously planned – from the layout of the winding roads, to the colours of the houses, to the successful lives its residents will go on to lead.

Very true

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Book club-February

This month is my picked to choose the book. I have had this book on my bookcase for a while. So I have picked A Spark of Light

The warm fall day starts like any other at the Center—a women’s reproductive health services clinic—its staff offering care to anyone who passes through its doors. Then, in late morning, a desperate and distraught gunman bursts in and opens fire, taking all inside hostage.

Love this

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

DNF: The First Lady

I LOVE James Patterson, but this book was going way to slow for me. It was good at 1st, but I couldn't finish it. This won't stop me from reading his books, I'll be reading more of his books

Monday, January 27, 2020

The New Husband

I received this in the mail today. It’s promoting a new book coming out in April

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Life is too short

The NBA and the world lost an icon Sunday.
 A family lost a father\husband\son, daughter\sister\granddaughter Sunday. 

Kobe Bryant and his 13 year old daughter, Gianna(Gigi) were among 9 people who lost their lives in a  helicopter crash on their way to the Mamba Cup Tournament. 

My prayers\thoughts are with the families of the loved ones who were on the helicopter Sunday

Hug your loved ones let go and forgive and tell them that you love them. tomorrow isn't promised

Tell your loved ones I love you before it's too late. You never know when it's the last time you will see them

Monday, January 20, 2020

The First Lady

My 2nd book by James Patterson!!!!
From the world's #1 bestselling writer comes a book that takes politics and mixes it with suspense creating a must-read thriller.
Sally Grissom is a top secret service agent in charge of the Presidential Protection team. She knows that something is amiss when she is summoned to a private meeting with the President and his Chief of Staff without any witnesses. But she couldn't have predicted that she'd be forced to take on an investigation surrounding the mysterious disappearance of the First Lady with strict orders to keep it a secret.
The First Lady's absence comes in the wake of the scandalous, public revelation of the president's affair, so at first it seems as though she is simply cutting off all contact as she recuperates at a horse farm in Virginia. What begins as an innocent respite quickly reveals itself as a twisted case when the White House receives a ransom note along with the First Lady's finger. As Sally races against the clock to save the First Lady, she discovers evidence that leads to a troubling conclusion: could the First Lady's abductors come from inside the White House?

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Book Review: Queen Bee (Lowcountry Tales #12)

I started this book in 2019 and just got done with it. It was very cute and I am looking forward to reading her other books. I read one of her books awhile back By Invitation Only

I give this book a.......

Book Review: The Bookshop on the Corner

Very cute book and very warming too. This was my 1st book by this author and it won't be the last!!!

I give this book a...........

Wednesday, January 01, 2020