July 17, 2018

Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

I was intrigued by the premise of this book. Consider it a modern take on Pretty Woman, but with more depth. No disrespect is meant toward Pretty Woman, it is one of my favorite movies and it always warms my heart when I see it on tv. But in this version, the man is “Julia Roberts” and the woman is “Richard Gere,” both with a twist. The hero, Michael Phan is a Korean American who works in his family-owned dry cleaning business. A successful fashion designer by trade, he left the runways and showrooms of New York behind to move back to California after his mother fell ill. Now, trapped in a day-to-day that provides little creative gratification and not nearly the…

spring 2017 bloggiesta

While this post is primarily intended for all you bloggers out there, book focused and otherwise–I encourage non-bloggers to check out Bloggiesta to discover other blogs. Sunday, I participated in the first of 3 Bloggiesta Twitter chats and discovered great new blogs, talented bloggers, a graphic designer, and a coder. Who knew! So, what exactly is this magnificent thing called Bloggiesta? Good question! Per their website: Bloggiesta is a blogging marathon revolving around ticking off...

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hollywood dirt, by alessandra torre

This was a fun and relatively fast read. There was a lot of humor infused with real emotion and just the right amount of sexual tension. Alessandra Torre is quickly becoming one of my most adored authors and I could easily go on a binge devouring one book after another from her. In this case, Hollywood Dirt is being made into a movie. And while not a big budget summer release, casting has begun...

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fifty shades darker, the movie

Looking for a last-minute way to celebrate Valentine’s Day? Look no further—let this review guide you to your evening’s entertainment. And if you need some inspiration on what to wear for your night out, let the fashion blogger du jour, TokesTakeOnStyle, steer you to looking your best on the national day for lovers. It’s no secret that I’m a fan of the Fifty Shades series—me and millions of others. So of course, I feel compelled to...

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the red collar, by colette makray

I read the wrong book; seriously, who does that??? The Red Collar was recommended to me by a friend who’s book club had read it. She said it was short and a really good read. So upon searching Google, Goodreads, and Amazon, I found several books with the same title. But one in particular stuck out and seemed like it was ‘the one,’ so I read it. Soon, I realized it was the wrong book....

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top 5 reads of 2016

Welcome to 2017 book lovers! I know, I know, everyone does a best of, a top whatever… But really, doesn’t it always suck you in? It does me! So, at the risk of being part of the herd, know that the list for the edible bookmark is unique. So without further adieu, following are 5 of the books that I loved most in 2016. Hope you find something the piques your interest. the bourbon kings,...

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happy new year!!!

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