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Thursday, May 10, 2018

Bookish GRWM: a selection of romance novels, in varying stages of WTF?

FAIR WARNING, this one gets more NSFW as it goes along... ¯\_(ツ)_/¯





ON MY FACE:
Tarte Tartelette Tease palette
Josie Maran Coconut Watercolor Eyeshadow in 'Beach Sand'
Wet n' Wild Photofocus Foundation in 'Shell Ivory'
NYX HD concealer (in probably the lightest color, idk, the words all rubbed off)
Tarte Energy Noir palette highlighter
Clinique Cheek Pop in 'Peach Pop'
Rimmel Brow Pencil in 'Dark Brown' which, lololol is so not brown
Kat Von D lipstick in 'Lolita'

BOOKS MENTIONED:

To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han

Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

What if all the crushes you ever had found out how you felt about them...all at once?

Lara Jean Song keeps her love letters in a hatbox her mother gave her. They aren't love letters that anyone else wrote for her; these are ones she's written. One for every boy she's ever loved - five in all. When she writes, she pours out her heart and soul and says all the things she would never say in real life, because her letters are for her eyes only. Until the day her secret letters are mailed, and suddenly, Lara Jean's love life goes from imaginary to out of control.

PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han

Given the way love turned her heart in the New York Times best-selling To All The Boys I've Loved Before, which SLJ called a "lovely, lighthearted romance", it's no surprise that Lara Jean still has letters to write.

Lara Jean didn't expect to really fall for Peter. She and Peter were just pretending. Except suddenly they weren't. Now Lara Jean is more confused than ever. When another boy from her past returns to her life, Lara Jean's feelings for him return too. Can a girl be in love with two boys at once?

In this charming and heartfelt sequel to the New York Times best-seller To All the Boys I've Loved Before, we see first love through the eyes of the unforgettable Lara Jean. Love is never easy, but maybe that's part of what makes it so amazing.


How to Date Your Dragon by Molly Harper

The first book in Molly Harper's uproariously funny, sinfully sexy new Mystic Bayou series!

Anthropologist Jillian Ramsay's career has taken a turn south.

Concerned that technology is about to chase mythological creatures out into the open (how long can Sasquatch stay hidden from Google maps?), the League for Interspecies Cooperation is sending Jillian to Louisiana on a fact-finding mission. While the League hopes to hold on to secrecy for a little bit longer, they're preparing for the worst in terms of human reactions. They need a plan, so they look to Mystic Bayou, a tiny town hidden in the swamp where humans and supernatural residents have been living in harmony for generations. Mermaids and gator shifters swim in the bayou. Spirit bottles light the front porches after twilight. Dragons light the fires under crayfish pots.

Jillian's first assignment for the League could be her last. Mystic Bayou is wary of outsiders, and she has difficulty getting locals to talk to her. And she can't get the gruff town sheriff, Bael Boone, off of her back or out of her mind. Bael is the finest male specimen she's seen in a long time, even though he might not be human. Soon their flirtation is hotter than a dragon's breath, which Bael just might turn out to be...

The Cinderella Arrangement by Vanessa Waltz

Fake Cinderella. Real Romance.

Luke Pardini is many things: playboy, tabloid fodder, ridiculously attractive billionaire. He’s the Prince Charming every woman dreams of.

And he wants me to be his fake girlfriend.

I don't want a relationship, even a make-believe one, but I do need the money. Writing isn't paying the bills, and I hardly have time for a second job, let alone a romance. But he's offering me a dream-come true.

I'll get the fancy dresses, the formal dinners, the full Luke Pardini experience. I get to be Cinderella for a few weeks, then I'll trade in the shoes. No problem, right?

Except I don’t have to pretend when he touches me, but he’s made it clear I only get to play his girlfriend for a few weeks. When midnight strikes, our Cinderella Arrangement is over.

He promised the arrangement would be simple.

I promised I wouldn’t fall in love.

Play With Me by Kristen Proby

Will Montgomery is a successful professional football player and seemingly has it all. He’s not used to being told no, and certainly doesn’t take no for an answer. So when he turns his charms on his sister’s sexy rocker-chick friend Meg, he’s not only turned down, but met with open hostility, piquing his curiosity and libido. He’s determined to show her that he’s not the arrogant jock she thinks he is, and to get her into his bed.

Megan McBride is not impressed with Will Montgomery, his fat contract, fancy car, or his arrogant public persona. She doesn’t have time for a relationship, and if she’s learned anything in life, it’s that loving means losing, so she guards her heart ferociously. But she can’t deny the overwhelming attraction to the sexy, tattooed athlete, and when Will starts breaking down her defenses and grabs hold of her heart, will she be able to admit her feelings for him, or will her troubled past cause her to lose the first man she’s ever truly loved?

Play With Me is the third book in the With Me In Seattle Series.



Disclosure: This is NOT a sponsored video, and none of these books were sent to me for review, though I did listen to some of them on the Audible Romance package, which I was given a free trial to to test out. My thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.

1 comment:

  1. I had a good time with How to Date Your Dragon. It was my first by the author. Sadly, I haven't read Jenny Han yet.

    I've had a few cringes and shudders over sexy romance descriptions. And yes!!! I just quit a book when a gal went into lust and wet dreams the second she saw the guy. Heat is not an issue, but give me a lead in. LOL, the narrator's male voice.

    Great post! Sorry about your bruise.

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