Friday, August 11, 2017

Currently Reading: Love Me First by Vera Mae

Beautiful Bastard Love Me First
By Vera Mae
Published By: K.P. Ambroziak on July 18th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Coming Of Age
Pages: 262
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard
As a piano prodigy, Sebastian “Bach” Rostov has the potential to become the greatest pianist of his time. But when he meets the Lansing girls, he’s awakened to desire, love, and heartache, unknowingly set on a course that’ll either lead him to failure or fame.

Through the years Tallulah wraps him around her little finger, entangling him in her web. She repeatedly shatters his heart, robbing him of his inspiration each time. Her hold over him only feeds his obsession more, until he sees Olive ...

Can he free himself from Tallulah before his heart is too broken to fix and his genius is lost forever?

Review: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia


Beautiful Bastard The Lovely Reckless
By Kami Garcia
Published By: Square Fish on June 6th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 374
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. At least, that's what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad--an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don't faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him...and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Currently Reading: The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garica

Beautiful Bastard The Lovely Reckless
By Kami Garcia
Published By: Square Fish on June 6th 2017
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 374
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard
Seventeen year-old Frankie Devereux would do anything to forget the past. Haunted by the memory of her boyfriend's death, she lives her life by one dangerous rule: nothing matters. At least, that's what Frankie tells herself after a reckless mistake forces her to leave her privileged life in the Heights to move in with her dad--an undercover cop. She transfers to public school in the Downs, where fistfights in the halls don't faze anyone and illegal street racing is more popular than football.

Marco Leone is the fastest street racer in the Downs. Tough, sexy, and hypnotic, he makes it impossible for Frankie to ignore him...and how he makes her feel. But the risks Marco takes for his family could have devastating consequences for them both. When Frankie discovers his secret, she has to make a choice. Will she let the pain of the past determine her future? Or will she risk what little she has left to follow her heart?

Review: Everything For Her by Alexa Riley



Beautiful Bastard Everything For Her
By Alexa Riley
Published By: Carina Press on December 27 2016
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 379
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
I'll never forget the way she looked, so confident and sure of herself. I watched her from a distance. She wasn't ready for me yet. I didn't approach her and I didn't disturb her, but I never once took my eyes off her.

Mallory Sullivan is ready to start her new life. After graduating at the top of her class, she's landed one of the most coveted internships in the United States. Hard work and determination have gotten her to this moment of living the life she only dreamed of while growing up in foster care.

From the start, I knew that she would be my greatest achievement, so the day I let her go, I set down a path for her. A path to me.

She never expected Oz to be the greatest culmination of those dreams. But sometimes fate determines who you fall in love with. Who makes you lose control. Who owns your soul.
And then you realize it wasn't fate at all

I've wanted to care for and protect her since the first moment I saw her. I've constructed everything in our lives so that at the perfect moment, I could have her, could give her the life she deserves.

The time has come.

July Wrap-Up:


So I'm trying to get caught up on my reading challenge on Goodreads. This is the most I've read in a month in quite some time. I've been trying to spend less time on the internet and more time enjoying books again. So there will probably be less posts and most likely delayed posts.

What all did you read in the month of July? Let me know in the comments!!!

July Book Haul:


Ugh, I really need to stop buying so many books. I need to get caught up on my never ending TBR shelf.

You will also see that halfway through this haul, I've changed a few things about my posts. I was too lazy to go back and change the others. I do not apologize.

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Review: Fault Line by Christa Desir


Beautiful Bastard Fault Line
By C. Desir
Published By: SimonPulse on October 15th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 240
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.

Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?

Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

Currently Reading: Fault Line by C. Desir

Beautiful Bastard Fault Line
By C. Desir
Published By: SimonPulse on October 15th 2013
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 240
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard
Ben could date anyone he wants, but he only has eyes for the new girl — sarcastic free-spirit, Ani. Luckily for Ben, Ani wants him too. She’s everything Ben could ever imagine. Everything he could ever want.

But that all changes after the party. The one Ben misses. The one Ani goes to alone.

Now Ani isn’t the girl she used to be, and Ben can’t sort out the truth from the lies. What really happened, and who is to blame?

Ben wants to help her, but she refuses to be helped. The more she pushes Ben away, the more he wonders if there’s anything he can do to save the girl he loves.

Review: Me & Milo The Great by Michelle Schlicher



Beautiful Bastard Me & Milo The Great
By Michelle Schlicher
Published By: Expected publication: September 14th 2017
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 224
Purchase: Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
My name is Holiday Sanchez. I carry a heavy burden.

But I'm not the only one.

There are others who know what it feels like to remember. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe I'll finally get past it.

Maybe it just takes time—and a little bit of magic.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Covers


Okay, these are my favorite covers of books on my shelves. I'm not going to add any text as to why they're my favorite, I'm sure you can gather why just by looking at them.

I hope you enjoy and be sure to leave your top ten favorite covers in the comments!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

Currently Reading: Me & Milo The Great by Michelle Schlicher

Beautiful Bastard Me & Milo The Great
By Michelle Schlicher
Published By: Expected publication: September 14th 2017
Genres: Fiction
Pages: 224
Purchase: Kindle
Beautiful Bastard
My name is Holiday Sanchez. I carry a heavy burden.

But I'm not the only one.

There are others who know what it feels like to remember. Maybe they are the answer. Maybe we can help each other. Maybe I'll finally get past it.

Maybe it just takes time—and a little bit of magic.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Review: The Upside On Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


Beautiful Bastard The Upside Of Unrequited
By Becky Albertalli
Published By: Blazer + Bray
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+
Pages: 336
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
My Rating: ☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Favorite Book Quotes


For this Top Ten Tuesday, I will not be using any pictures. I'm kind of doing this last minute seeing as I've been working on changing around my blog and adding new books to my virtual bookshelf. 

With that being said, let's get started with my top ten favorite book quotes!

I was also only able to do seven. I kinda suck at this but I didn't want to take quotes from books that haven't meant anything to me.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Currently Reading: The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


Beautiful Bastard The Upside Of Unrequited
By Becky Albertalli
Published By: Blazer + Bray
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+
Pages: 336
Purchase: Amazon - Kindle
Beautiful Bastard
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Because no matter how many times her twin sister, Cassie, tells her to woman up, Molly can’t stomach the idea of rejection. So she’s careful. Fat girls always have to be careful.

Then a cute new girl enters Cassie’s orbit, and for the first time ever, Molly’s cynical twin is a lovesick mess. Meanwhile, Molly’s totally not dying of loneliness—except for the part where she is. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny and flirtatious and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss and she’ll get her twin back.

There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him. Right?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Top 10 Tuesday: Books I'd Want On A Desert Island


I'm trying to get more active on my blog. I'm actually spending less time on Instagram right now. I just feel like I lost the fun of it and it felt more like a chore than something I enjoyed doing. It's also a pain in the butt to wake up early every day and make a post.

I think I'll be giving up the daily challenges though and just update it when I have a new blog post here? I don't know, we shall see.

So for this Top 10 Tuesday, I'm doing the top 10 books I'd want on a desert island. This is going to be difficult to do. But I think I can handle it!!

These are also in no particular order.

What are your top ten books you would take to a deserted island?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Currently Reading: Unrestrained by Joey W. Hill


Beautiful Bastard Title: Unrestrained
Author: Joey W. Hill
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

SYNOPSIS:
Athena is an accomplished businesswoman in control of every aspect of her life. But since the death of her husband, she’s had the desire to explore submissive cravings she’s had for some time. Unfortunately, Athena is known as a Mistress, because that’s the role she’s always played.

Her type A personality was strong enough to serve her husband as a Domme because that’s what he needed. It’s not until she meets Dale, a retired Navy SEAL, that she attempts to discover what her own submissive desires are. But letting go of her control is not so easy.

Fortunately, Dale is an accomplished Master who can help Athena live out her fantasies. And as she slowly surrenders to his touch, both of them will learn more about the nature of love between Dominant and submissive, and how it defies all expectations.

GIVEAWAY: The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli


Do you want a chance to win an e-copy of The Upside Of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli? You came to the right place!! My last giveaway was basically a flop and I completely forgot about it. I'll be giving that winner a $5 Amazon giftcard to pick a book of their choice.

 This giveaway ends 8/01/2017!

Review: It's Kind Of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini



Beautiful Bastard Title: It's Kind Of A Funny Story
Author: Ned Vizzini
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard

SYNOPSIS:
Ambitious New York City teenager Craig Gilner is determined to succeed at life - which means getting into the right high school to get into the right job. But once Craig aces his way into Manhattan's Executive Pre-Professional High School, the pressure becomes unbearable. He stops eating and sleeping until, one night, he nearly kills himself.

Craig's suicidal episode gets him checked into a mental hospital, where his new neighbors include a transsexual sex addict, a girl who has scarred her own face with scissors, and the self-elected President Armelio. There, Craig is finally able to confront the sources of his anxiety.

Ned Vizzini, who himself spent time in a psychiatric hospital, has created a remarkably moving tale about the sometimes unexpected road to happiness.

Saturday, July 1, 2017

July TBR:


It's been so long since I've done a TBR! I've always just had the time to read whatever I wanted and never had to plan anything. Now that I have a full time job, I've found it's hard to find time to read. I now realized that I have to plan ahead.

I'm hoping I can get back into reading like I used to. I just find myself glued to my computer to often. Hopefully with creating a goal, I will no longer just watch youtube videos >.<

I'm not going to include a description for these because I don't have time to do that right now lol. I'm currently trying to eat lunch and get ready for work at the same time. Oh, being an adult is fun.

What do you guys plan on reading this month?

Friday, June 30, 2017

June Book Haul:


So, I'm trying really hard not to buy that many books anymore! I have so many on my TBR shelf and I need to read them all! I think it's funny how hard I try to not buy books and I still end up with buying a ton >.>

Monday, June 26, 2017

Currently Reading: Arena by Holly Jennings

Beautiful Bastard
Title: Arena
Author: Holly Jennings
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

SYNOPSIS:
Every week, Kali Ling fights to the death on national TV. She's died hundreds of times. And it never gets easier...

The RAGE tournaments the Virtual Gaming League's elite competition where the best gamers in the world compete in a fight to the digital death. Every kill is broadcast to millions. Every player leads a life of ultimate fame, responsible only for entertaining the masses.

And though their weapons and armor are digital, the pain is real.

Chosen to be the first female captain in RAGE tournament history, Kali Ling is at the top of the world until one of her teammates overdoses. Now she s stuck trying to work with a hostile new teammate who s far more distracting than he should be.

Between internal tensions and external pressures, Kali is on the brink of breaking. To change her life, she ll need to change the game. And the only way to revolutionize an industry as shadowy as the VGL is to fight from the inside

Review: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone


Beautiful Bastard
Title: Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard

SYNOPSIS:
If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.


Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Currently Reading: Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

Beautiful Bastard
Title: Every Last Word
Author: Tamara Ireland Stone
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Beautiful Bastard

SYNOPSIS:
If you could read my mind, you wouldn't be smiling.

Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her friends would never understand: Sam has Purely-Obsessional OCD and is consumed by a stream of dark thoughts and worries that she can't turn off.

Second-guessing every move, thought, and word makes daily life a struggle, and it doesn't help that her lifelong friends will turn toxic at the first sign of a wrong outfit, wrong lunch, or wrong crush. Yet Sam knows she'd be truly crazy to leave the protection of the most popular girls in school. So when Sam meets Caroline, she has to keep her new friend with a refreshing sense of humor and no style a secret, right up there with Sam's weekly visits to her psychiatrist.

Caroline introduces Sam to Poet's Corner, a hidden room and a tight-knit group of misfits who have been ignored by the school at large. Sam is drawn to them immediately, especially a guitar-playing guy with a talent for verse, and starts to discover a whole new side of herself. Slowly, she begins to feel more "normal" than she ever has as part of the popular crowd . . . until she finds a new reason to question her sanity and all she holds dear.

Review: Fever by Melissa Pearl


Beautiful Bastard Title: Fever
Author: Melissa Pearl
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle
Rating: ☆☆☆
Beautiful Bastard

SYNOPSIS:
Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl's first New Adult Contemporary Romance.

Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country. But she is, because her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never able to tell him no, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA expecting to adjust to life like she's often forced to, but things are not that simple when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship.

Can one voice really have that much of an impact?

Cole Reynolds is on his way out. In his final year at UChicago, the only thing he wants to do is finish school and get on with his life. But the sweet voice that interrupts his morning shower turns his world upside down. Compelled to find his shower songbird, he begins a search across campus. The only thing to distract him from this goal is his roommate's gorgeous girlfriend who's just arrived from LA - Ella Simmons.

Relationships are put to the ultimate test as future dreams are questioned and friendships are thrown on the line for love.

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