-Book Review: Anton By Brenda Rothert-

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Book: Anton
Author: Brenda Rothert
Pages: 194
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Rating: 4-star

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review.*

What’s It All About? 

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.

Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.

A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

My thoughts?

   Reading Anton was like coming home after a long time away. I forgot how much I enjoy sports romances, especially when there’s a bit of thrill. I don’t know if Anton is officially considered a thriller, but for me, that’s what it felt like. The stakes were HIGH for these characters; like, their livelihood and lives were on the line.

You are probably thinking there’s loads of sex due to the cover, that is not the case. Anton is a delectable slow-burn romance. BUT, I do wish there was more action to fill the void, not sex-action, but kicking-the-asses-of-characters-I-want-to-punch-type-action. Because seriously, I wanted to punch my freaking Kindle. And not because this character was poorly written, but because they were so well-written, I became genuinely angered.

I really enjoyed Anton! I love all of the characters, minus the one I want to punch.

Random Thoughts: 

There’s an old guy. He’s going to make you laugh. A lot.

Such a breath of fresh air for the main dude not being a egotistical cocky douche bag. FINALLY.

A heroine with a sense of humor and a foul mouth. I love her.

Climax lacked a bit. Definitely some missed opportunities.

Favorite Quotes: 

“The measure of a man is in how happy his woman is. You can take that to the bank.”

“I’ll have sunshine comin’ out my ass.”

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-‘The Sun Is Also A Star’ Movie Trailer-

Another book to movie! The Sun Is Also A Star By Nicola Yoon!

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What’s It All About? 

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SByQCX

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-Judge Me By My Cover-

Reese Witherspoon’s Book Club Pick: The Proposal

Barnes & Nobles Book Club Pick: The Romantics

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What’s It All About?

When someone asks you to spend your life with him, it shouldn’t come as a surprise–or happen in front of 45,000 people. 

When freelance writer Nikole Paterson goes to a Dodgers game with her actor boyfriend, his man bun, and his bros, the last thing she expects is a scoreboard proposal. Saying no isn’t the hard part–they’ve only been dating for five months, and he can’t even spell her name correctly. The hard part is having to face a stadium full of disappointed fans…

At the game with his sister, Carlos Ibarra comes to Nik’s rescue and rushes her away from a camera crew. He’s even there for her when the video goes viral and Nik’s social media blows up–in a bad way. Nik knows that in the wilds of LA, a handsome doctor like Carlos can’t be looking for anything serious, so she embarks on an epic rebound with him, filled with food, fun, and fantastic sex. But when their glorified hookups start breaking the rules, one of them has to be smart enough to put on the brakes…


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What’s It All About?

It begins in a big yellow house with a funeral, an iron poker, and a brief variation forever known as the Pause: a free and feral summer in a middle-class Connecticut town. Caught between the predictable life they once led and an uncertain future that stretches before them, the Skinner siblings—fierce Renee, sensitive Caroline, golden boy Joe and watchful Fiona—emerge from the Pause staunchly loyal and deeply connected. Two decades later, the siblings find themselves once again confronted with a family crisis that tests the strength of these bonds and forces them to question the life choices they’ve made and ask what, exactly, they will do for love.

A sweeping yet intimate epic about one American family, The Last Romantics is an unforgettable exploration of the ties that bind us together, the responsibilities we embrace and the duties we resent, and how we can lose—and sometimes rescue—the ones we love. A novel that pierces the heart and lingers in the mind, it is also a beautiful meditation on the power of stories—how they navigate us through difficult times, help us understand the past, and point the way toward our future.

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-What Is Your Warning Label?-

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Book characters without flaws are not relatable. We ALL have flaws. That’s what makes us unique!

If I were to come with a warning label, it would be “She’s anxious AF”.

This used to be a bad thing. But I’ve embraced it. Anxiety is my super power, and it makes me who I am without debilitating me (that’s important, don’t let your flaw destroy you).

I wear my warning label as a badge of honor. Like, I’m 5 steps ahead of every catastrophic situation- AKA: I’m good to have around!

What is your warning label? ⚠️

 

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-The Perfect Child By Lucinda Berry-

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What’s It All About? 

A page-turning debut of suspense about a young couple desperate to have a child of their own—and the unsettling consequences of getting what they always wanted.

Christopher and Hannah are a happily married surgeon and nurse with picture-perfect lives. All that’s missing is a child. When Janie, an abandoned six-year-old, turns up at their hospital, Christopher forms an instant connection with her, and he convinces Hannah they should take her home as their own.

But Janie is no ordinary child, and her damaged psyche proves to be more than her new parents were expecting. Janie is fiercely devoted to Christopher, but she acts out in increasingly disturbing ways, directing all her rage at Hannah. Unable to bond with Janie, Hannah is drowning under the pressure, and Christopher refuses to see Janie’s true nature.

Hannah knows that Janie is manipulating Christopher and isolating him from her, despite Hannah’s attempts to bring them all together. But as Janie’s behavior threatens to tear Christopher and Hannah apart, the truth behind Janie’s past may be enough to push them all over the edge.

Pre-order at a discount, comes out March 1st :https://amzn.to/2UHDRY9

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-Artemis By Andy Weir-

artemisMuggle-Husband just finished this and LOVED it. He never forces books on me (like I do him 😘), and he is very adamant that I need to read it.

📚What’s It All About?📚 

Jasmine Bashara never signed up to be a hero. She just wanted to get rich.

Not crazy, eccentric-billionaire rich, like many of the visitors to her hometown of Artemis, humanity’s first and only lunar colony. Just rich enough to move out of her coffin-sized apartment and eat something better than flavored algae. Rich enough to pay off a debt she’s owed for a long time.

So when a chance at a huge score finally comes her way, Jazz can’t say no. Sure, it requires her to graduate from small-time smuggler to full-on criminal mastermind. And it calls for a particular combination of cunning, technical skills, and large explosions—not to mention sheer brazen swagger. But Jazz has never run into a challenge her intellect can’t handle, and she figures she’s got the ‘swagger’ part down.

The trouble is, engineering the perfect crime is just the start of Jazz’s problems. Because her little heist is about to land her in the middle of a conspiracy for control of Artemis itself.

Trapped between competing forces, pursued by a killer and the law alike, even Jazz has to admit she’s in way over her head. She’ll have to hatch a truly spectacular scheme to have a chance at staying alive and saving her city.

Jazz is no hero, but she is a very good criminal.

That’ll have to do.

Sample on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MLRXF2

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-Currently Reading: Anton By Brenda Rothert-

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📚 What’s It All About? 

He’s known as Father Anton to his teammates—the brooding, sexy captain of the NHL’s Chicago Blaze has a reputation for…not having a reputation. Just like his diet and sleep routines, celibacy is part of Anton Petrov’s on-ice mojo. Or so they say. Anton stays mum on the subject. If the world thinks he chooses to abstain from sex, so be it. Better that than the truth getting out: there is a woman he burns for, but he can never have her. She’s his teammate’s wife, after all.
Mia Marceau is finally on her own. Now that she and her husband are living apart, she’s finding the peace she was desperate for. She spends her days in classes and late nights bartending, making her own way in the world at last. After what she’s been through, as long as her husband leaves her alone, she doesn’t plan to rock the boat. He still has the power to hurt those dearest to her, and she can’t demand a divorce with such a high cost.
A chance encounter with Mia has Anton hoping for a shot he never thought he’d get. And while she’s drawn to the intense, serious hockey center, Mia’s leery about playing with fire. That’s all Anton has ever known for Mia, though—a living, burning desire that won’t be denied—no matter the cost.

Read a sample: https://amzn.to/2Tq9BAV

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-US Cover VS. France Cover: The Darkest Star By Jennifer Armentrout-

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Who wore it better? 

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-Describe Your Taste In Books In 5 Authors Or Less-

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1) Author Brenda Rothert
2) Wendy Higgins
3) Jennifer L. Armentrout
4) Susan Ee
5) Richelle Mead
Paranormal Romance is my favorite genre. After all, I was raised on Charmed and Buffy. This year I am trying to burst out of my reading bubble. I’ve been reading Sci-Fi’s with NO ROMANCE. Weird, right? I think I’m going to pick up a horror next. 

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-The Sleeper And The Spindle By Neil Gaiman-

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78 pages of fairy tale goodness, an easy read for the weekend.📚

What’s It All About?

In a beautiful collaboration, New York Times bestselling and Newbery and Carnegie Medal-winning author Neil Gaiman and Kate Greenaway-winning illustrator Chris Riddell have created a thrillingly reimagined fairy tale, “told in a way only Gaiman can” and featuring “stunning metallic artwork” (GeekInsider.com).

The result is a beautiful and coveted edition of The Sleeper and the Spindle that the Guardian calls “a refreshing, much-needed twist on a classic story.”

In this captivating and darkly funny tale, Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell have twisted together the familiar and the new as well as the beautiful and the wicked to tell a brilliant version of Snow White’s (sort of) and Sleeping Beauty’s (almost) stories.

Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2WjXEhU

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