Friday, December 29, 2017

Pink Lies in Paris by Haley Todd Kitts

As you know by now, Scarlett Hanes has mastered the art of "pink" lying to everyone around her; including the people she loves dearly. She continues to lack the acumen to remain 100% honest with Hugh, despite promising him otherwise. After a surprise romantic getaway, Scarlett feels dubious about her relationship with Hugh and where their future is headed. During Paris Fashion Week, she lets all of her inhibitions dissipate. Scarlett once again has to clean up the mess she has created for herself. Back home in Charleston, the Hanes-Riley family is trying their hand at pink lying. They decided withholding major life events from Scarlett would protect her while abroad. The one person Scarlett depends on more than anyone, her grandfather, Frank, finds himself in a very challenging position when he keeps life altering news from her to ensure that she stays in France. Scarlett must take responsibility for her less-than-lofty behavior, and find out where the chips may fall; even if it's too late.

My Thoughts
Loved joining Scarlett on her journey to Paris Fashion Week!  So fun and traveling with her hot bf, well that just adds sprinkles to the top of the cupcake! 
I loved reading about the sites and sounds and SMELLS that Paris has to offer!
She is trying to have a good time all the while worrying about her grandmother's illness taking place back home.  But Hugh has some plans for helping put her mind at ease.
The romantic getaway that Hugh plans, to die for!  What a keeper!
Scarlett is always getting herself into trouble, but what are a few pink lies?
She has the time of her life - from hanging with the man, bike tours, romantic adventures, her friends visiting and so much more!
I can't wait to read the next installment in the Pink Lies series! 

Drink Selection
I have the PERFECT drink, The Fashionista!  Delish!  Here's the recipe:

  • 1 1/2 parts Sauza® Blue Silver 100% Agave Tequila
  • 1 1/2 parts frozen limeade
  • 3 parts fruit punch soda
  • Lime wedge
Preparation: Combine tequila, limeade, and fruit punch soda in a cocktail shaker. Shake well. Rim your cocktail glass by wetting the edge with a lime wedge. Garnish with a lime.

5 wine glasses all the way!  I can't wait for more!

About the Author
Haley Kitts is a graduate of East Carolina University where she studied Communication and Public Relations. Haley is the author of the Pink Lies book series; Pink Lies and Pink Lies in Paris. These novels are ChickLit/RomCom to be enjoyed at the beach, curled up by the fire, or even at the airport. Her writing is heartfelt, upbeat, and totally relatable for women of all ages in today's society. After growing up in the Carolinas her entire life, she graduated from college, moved to the South of France, got married, and moved to Northern France shortly after her nuptials. Living in France allowed Kitts to pursue a career in writing-not many can say they were inspired under the Eiffel Tower.                

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

I Heart Forever by Lindsey Kelk

Winter in Manhattan…and someone’s keeping a secret.

The day her husband Alex picks up a backpack and goes travelling, Angela Clark promises to stay out of trouble and keep both Louboutins on the ground.

So when her best friend’s boyfriend confides in her, it can’t hurt to help him pick out a ring at Tiffany’s surely?

And when her fashion magazine announces major changes, being terminally late and arguing with your boss isn’t that bad, is it?

Then suddenly there’s another big secret Angela’s got to keep – and the man she loves is still thousands of miles away. As the wedding of the year looms, and Manhattan switches on its Christmas lights, Angela is going to need her friends by her side as her old life looks set to change forever.

My Thoughts
AMAZING!  LOVED IT! I can't wait for the next book (there is a next book, right Lindsey?)
I can't tell you how much I love this series!  I was hooked from book 1! 
There are days I wish I could be like Angela and just pick up, leave my life behind and move to a new country and start over!
Alas I can not but I can live through her...
Another great book of adventure from crazy CiCi, Alex traveling for weeks without Ang and barely any communication, a pregnancy, and a marriage proposal just to name a few!
Angela seems to have the dream job she has always wanted but then they start shaking things up a bit and she dreads going to her job each day, will she even have a job at the end of the year?
Jenny Lopez is as crazy and fun as ever! She does not disappoint from her proposal and late night escapades!
You will love each and every page of this book and the end will have you dying knowing that you have to wait till #8 to see what happens next in Angela and Alex's world!

Drink Selection
There is cause for celebration in this latest edition, Champs all around!

5 wine glasses hands down!  No explanation needed!

About the Author
Bestselling British author based in Los Angeles. Lover of books, watcher of wrestling, wearer of lipstick. Karaoke enthusiast and cat wrangler. Lindsey is the author of twelve novels, including the bestselling I Heart series, About a Girl, The Single Girl’s To-Do List and Always the Bridesmaid.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

The Boyfriend Swap by Meredith Schorr

Is Christmas really the most wonderful time of the year? New Yorkers Robyn Lane and Sidney Bellows aren’t so sure.

Robyn has always dated struggling creative types. For once, her parents would love her to bring someone with health insurance and a 401(k) to their Chrismukkah celebration. Her actor boyfriend doesn’t qualify. While across town, Sidney’s professional life already belongs to her parents. She’s an attorney at her father’s law firm and she works tirelessly to keep her love life private. If she brings her lawyer boyfriend to their annual Christmas extravaganza, her parents will have the wedding planned by New Year’s Eve.

A mutual friend playfully suggests they trade boyfriends for the holidays. The women share a laugh, but after copious amounts of wine, decide The Boyfriend Swap could be the perfect solution. This way, Robyn can show off her stable attorney boyfriend and Sidney’s high-society family will take no interest in her flakey actor beau.

It’s a brilliant plan—in theory. In practice—not so much. When Will turns out to be the boy-next-door Robyn crushed on hard throughout her teenage years, and Sidney’s family fawns all over Perry like he’s an Oscar-winner rather than a D-list wannabe, one thing is certain: The Boyfriend Swap might just change their lives forever.

My Thoughts
What a fun story to read over the holiday season!
Christmas can be stressful for couples trying to impress the family.  Why can't they just enjoy the holiday instead of having to impress the in-laws and hope they like them?
Well Robyn and Sidney are dealing with just that.  Robyn is dreading bringing Perry home and Sidney doesn't want to deal with all the work talk that will ensue if she brings Will home.  What are these girls to do?
Well swap boyfriends, duh?  That's the obvious solution right? Probably not for the average girl. LOL
What in the world were these girls thinking?  Now Robyn is falling for Will all over again and Sydney's family is falling in love with Perry!  How are they going to get out of this mess?
I won't giveaway the ending but I highly recommend grabbing a copy and find out what happens for yourself!

Drink Selection
  I have paired this fun book with a yummy Champagne Cocktail! 

This is fun RomCom gets a 4 wine glass rating from me for sure! 

About the Author

A born and bred New Yorker, Meredith Schorr discovered her passion for writing when she began to enjoy drafting work-related e-mails way more than she was probably supposed to. After trying her hand penning children's stories and blogging her personal experiences, Meredith found her calling writing romantic comedy, women's fiction, and contemporary young adult fiction. She secures much inspiration from her day job as a hard-working trademark paralegal and her still single (but looking) status. Meredith is a loyal New York Yankees fan, an avid runner, and an unashamed television addict. To learn more, visit her at

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

Not A Sound by Heather Gudenkauf

When a tragic accident leaves nurse Amelia Winn deaf, she spirals into a depression that ultimately causes her to lose everything that matters--her job, her husband, David, and her stepdaughter, Nora. Now, two years later and with the help of her hearing dog, Stitch, she is finally getting back on her feet. But when she discovers the body of a fellow nurse in the dense bush by the river, deep in the woods near her cabin, she is plunged into a disturbing mystery that could shatter the carefully reconstructed pieces of her life all over again.

As clues begin to surface, Amelia finds herself swept into an investigation that hits all too close to home. But how much is she willing to risk in order to uncover the truth and bring a killer to justice?

My Thoughts
I've had this book sitting on my bookshelf for quite some time and I saw it and read it in two days!  I thought the story line was very intriguing and was taken in a different direction than I was expecting and it was great!  I love a book that can draw me in and surprise me.
Amelia has not had the easiest life the last few years and it all came about when she was involved in an accident and lost her hearing.  She lost her world once her hearing was gone - her husband, her step-daughter, her job, everything.  Drinking became her best friend and that has been a hard demon to conquer.  She is putting her best foot forward but it's not easy.
Then one day she comes across something in the water while she's paddle boarding with her hearing dog Stich, a dead body.  And it's her friend...
She called the police and then she found herself more and more involved - her house was broken into, and she was followed to name just a few.
Will she make it out of this nightmare alive?

Drink Selection
It's time for a nice cocktail on this chilly day - Hot Buttered Rum - Delish!

A good suspense read with a twist from beginning to end, 4 wine glasses for sure!
About the Author

Heather is the NYT and USA Today Bestselling author of THE WEIGHT OF SILENCE and MISSING PIECES.

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The Last Mrs. Parrish by Liv Constantine

A mesmerizing debut psychological thriller full of delicious twists about a coolly manipulative woman who worms her way into the lives of a wealthy “golden couple” from Connecticut to achieve the privileged life she wants.

Amber Patterson is fed up. She’s tired of being a nobody: a plain, invisible woman who blends into the background. She deserves more—a life of money and power like the one blond-haired, blue-eyed goddess Daphne Parrish takes for granted. To everyone in the exclusive town of Bishops Harbor, Connecticut, Daphne and her husband, Jackson—the beautiful philanthropist and the confident real estate mogul—are a golden couple straight out of a fairytale, blessed with two lovely young daughters.

Amber’s envy could eat her alive . . . if she didn't have a plan. Amber uses Daphne’s compassion and caring to insinuate herself into the family’s life—the first step in a meticulous scheme to undermine her. Before long, Amber is Daphne’s closest confidante, traveling to Europe with the Parrish family, and growing closer to Jackson. But a skeleton from her past may undermine everything that Amber has worked towards, and if it is discovered, her well-laid plan may fall to pieces.

My Thoughts
AMAZING!  I couldn't put it down!  So many twists and turns.  One minute I thought I figured it out and BAM I was totally wrong!  LOVE that!
One woman's desire to get the fortune and life she has always wanted and one woman's need to live a normal life and not be perfect.  How will that turn out in the end?
Amber is sick of being a nobody, she meets Daphne and sees the life she has always desired.  Will it be hers?
Will Amber get the amazing life she sees Daphne have?  Will Daphne see what Amber is up to and try and stop her?  This book is filled with deceit, desire, power, fear and so much more, you won't be able to put it down!

Drink Selection
This book would be best paired with a  classic Martini - to me it as a little intrigue and hidden mystery.

5 wine glasses all the way!  Loved it! Must read for 2017/2018!

About the Author
Liv Constantine is the pen name of sisters Lynne Constantine and Valerie Constantine. Separated by three states, they spend hours plotting via skype and burning up each other’s emails. They attribute their ability to concoct dark story lines to the hours they spent listening to tales handed down by their Greek grandmother. THE LAST MRS. PARRISH is their debut thriller.

Rights for THE LAST MRS. PARRISH have been sold in 19 other territories, including Spain, Brazil, Portugal, Poland, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, France, the Czech Republic, Turkey, Korea, the UK, China, and Russia.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

First Comes Love by Emily Giffin

Growing up, Josie and Meredith Garland shared a loving, if sometimes contentious relationship. Josie was impulsive, spirited, and outgoing; Meredith hardworking, thoughtful, and reserved. When tragedy strikes their family, their different responses to the event splinter their delicate bond.

Fifteen years later, Josie and Meredith are in their late thirties, following very different paths. Josie, a first grade teacher, is single—and this close to swearing off dating for good. What she wants more than the right guy, however, is to become a mother—a feeling that is heightened when her ex-boyfriend’s daughter ends up in her class. Determined to have the future she’s always wanted, Josie decides to take matters into her own hands.

On the outside, Meredith is the model daughter with the perfect life. A successful attorney, she’s married to a wonderful man, and together they’re raising a beautiful four-year-old daughter. Yet lately, Meredith feels dissatisfied and restless, secretly wondering if she chose the life that was expected of her rather than the one she truly desired.

As the anniversary of their tragedy looms and painful secrets from the past begin to surface, Josie and Meredith must not only confront the issues that divide them, but also come to terms with their own choices. In their journey toward understanding and forgiveness, both sisters discover they need each other more than they knew . . . and that in the recipe for true happiness, love always comes first.

My Thoughts
Such a great read!  I loved the depth of the characters, the multiple story lines that have me hoping that there will be a sequel one day!
Two sisters who seemed to be close at one time couldn't be further apart then they are since tragedy struck.  Will their lives were never the same again.
Fast forward to current day - Mere is in a career that she hates, what she thinks is a loveless marriage and can't stand her sister Josie.
Josie has the career but she doesn't have the man or the child that she desires and wishes she had a closer relationship with her sister.
This story has so many ups and down from love to family to bestfriends and regret.  You will feel very close to this family in the end and become attached to their story.  Will they survive and become close again or will their family be torn apart forever?

Drink Selection
I am going to go with a yummy Gingerbread Hot Chocolate! 
(Ginger, cinnamon and allspice bring a gingerbread flavor to this hot chocolate. Intense Dutch-process cocoa powder balances the spices, and chopped milk chocolate is mixed in at the end for a creamy, rich texture)

Loved this book from beginning to end, 5 wine glasses for sure!

About the Author
Emily Giffin is a graduate of Wake Forest University and the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing litigation at a Manhattan firm for several years, she moved to London to write full time. The author of seven New York Times bestselling novels, The One & Only, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, Baby Proof, Love The One You're With, Heart of the Matter, and Where We Belong, she lives in Atlanta with her husband and three children.

Her eighth novel, FIRST COMES LOVE, will be released on June 28th, 2016.





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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Christmas in Paris by Anita Hughes

Isabel Lawson is standing on the balcony of her suite at the Hotel Crillon as she gazes at the twinkling lights of the Champs Elysee and wonders if she’s made a terrible mistake. She was supposed to be visiting the Christmas tree in the Place de la Concorde, and eating escargots and macaroons with her new husband on their honeymoon. But a week before the wedding, she called it off. Isabel is an ambitious Philadelphia finance woman, and Neil suddenly decided to take over his grandparents’ farm. Isabel wasn’t ready to trade her briefcase for a pair of rubber boots and a saddle.

When Neil suggested she use their honeymoon tickets for herself, she thought it would give her a chance to clear her head. That is until she locks herself out on the balcony in the middle of winter. Thankfully her neighbor Alec, a French children’s illustrator, comes to her rescue. He too is nursing a broken heart at the Crillon for the holidays. With a new friend by her side, Isabel is determined to use her time in the city of lights wisely. After a chance encounter with a fortune teller and a close call with a taxi, she starts to question everything she thought was important.

My Thoughts 
I was ready to get in the holiday spirit and Christmas in Paris did just that.  I loved the attention to detail when describing Paris and the sites and the smells.  I really felt like I was there and it will now be added to my bucket list!  I have all the respect in the world for Isabel not letting her trip (or honeymoon ) go to waste.  After she broke off her and Neil's wedding she really needed a little time to regroup.  What better place to regroup then the city of love.  Her suite was TO DIE FOR and the view was amazing UNTIL...she was locked out on her balcony in the COLD!  What's a girl to do?  Well throw her shoes at the door next store, duh!  And could she get any luckier to have a handsome man next store?  And as luck would have it they are in a similar predicament. 
I highly recommend this great holiday story, you totally will be in the spirit!

Drink Selection
I couldn't resist this drink, Rudolph Punch!  The ingredients are delish AND it's by the pitcher!

LOVED this story!  It has gotten me in the Christmas spirit!  5 wine glasses for sure!

About the Author

Anita Hughes was born in Sydney, Australia. She attended UC Berkeley's Masters in Creative Writing program. She is the author of MONARCH BEACH, MARKET STREET, LAKE COMO, FRENCH COAST, ROME IN LOVE, ISLAND IN THE SEA, SANTORINI SUNSETS, CHRISTMAS IN PARIS, WHITE SAND, BLUE SEA, EMERALD COAST and CHRISTMAS IN LONDON published by St. Martin's Press.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

The Husband Hour by Jamie Brenner

When a young widow's reclusive life in a charming beach town is interrupted by a surprise visitor, she is forced to reckon with dark secrets about her family, her late husband, and the past she tried to leave behind.

Lauren Adelman and her high school sweetheart, Rory Kincaid, are a golden couple. They marry just out of college as Rory, a star hockey player, earns a spot in the NHL. Their future could not look brighter when Rory shocks everyone-Lauren most of all-by enlisting in the U.S. Army. When Rory dies in combat, Lauren is left devastated, alone, and under unbearable public scrutiny.

Seeking peace and solitude, Lauren retreats to her family's old beach house on the Jersey Shore. But this summer she's forced to share the house with her overbearing mother and competitive sister. Worse, a stranger making a documentary about Rory tracks her down and persuades her to give him just an hour of her time.

One hour with filmmaker Matt Brio turns into a summer of revelations, surprises, and upheaval. As the days grow shorter and her grief changes shape, Lauren begins to understand the past-and to welcome the future.

My Thoughts 
I honestly wasn't sure what to expect when I began reading, but certainly grab your Kleenex and be prepared to stay up for hours on end with a book hangover!
This subject has always been close to my heart with my father in the military and knowing others.  It can change you for better and for worse.  I think that Jamie did an amazing portraying the reality of the subject in a very real way.  She really hits the heart of this topic and does it justice.  
I feel for Lauren and what she is going though.  I have not personally been in this situation but can relate in different ways.  It's lonely and heartbreaking and with the right family and friends Lauren has become a survivor.  
She experiences many ups and downs throughout the story but becomes a better, stronger person by the end because of it all.
This story will grab you and you will not want to put it down till your done.  It portrays family, honestly, heartbreak, loss, love and so much more. 

Drink Selection 
Continuing with my fall theme, I am going with Apple Pie Sparklers!  OMG!  Good!

I can't say enough amazing things about this book!  5 wine glasses at least!
About the Author 
Jamie Brenner is the author of the bestselling novel THE FOREVER SUMMER (Little, Brown). Her previous books include THE WEDDING SISTERS (St. Martin's Press).
Her forthcoming novel, THE HUSBAND HOUR, will publish in April 2018. She lives in New York City with her husband and two daughters. For contact info and book clubs please visit

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London, Can you Wait? by Jacquelyn Middleton

Alex loves Mark. Mark loves Alex. But is love enough?

Since moving to London from the US, twenty-four-year-old Alex Sinclair seems to have it all: a coveted job writing for the theatre, supportive friends, and the man of her dreams—gorgeous Irish actor, Mark Keegan. But in the year since the acclaimed debut of her play, Alex and Mark’s lives have been turned upside down.

Thanks to his role on a smash-hit British TV show, Mark is catapulted to stardom. Alex couldn’t be happier—until her boyfriend’s popularity and insatiable drive to succeed means they’re apart more than they’re together. Forced to share Mark with showbiz heavy-hitters, intrusive press, and unrelenting fangirls, Alex’s hopes for a stable and committed life with him start to fade. Her struggles with panic attacks, career uncertainty, and Mark’s increasingly worrisome behaviour make her wonder: how much more can she bend before she breaks?

My Thoughts 
This is the long awaited sequel to London Belongs to Me.  Alex and Mark make the most adorable couple.  And they are madly in love, what more could they ask for?  Their life should be a fairy tale right?  WRONG!
Mark is an actor and Alex is a playwright.  With Mark's crazy hours and being gone for weeks on end, Alex begins to wonder if this is the relationship she signed on for?  With no talks of marriage, is it really going anywhere?
Personally I think Mark takes Alex always being there for granted.  He needs to put her first at times - take time off, say no every so often, whatever it takes.
She's not one to want to always share Mark with the world and his crazy fans!  And how is this all helping her panic attacks?  Lets just say they are getting worse but she has decided to hide it from Mark and try to cope on her own.
Will their fairy tale survive or will their relationship go down the dumps instead of into history? 

Drink Selection
With it being fall and all, we are going to go with Boozy Apple Cider.  I mean, YUM!

I loved this sequel just as much as the first, if not more!  5 wine glasses for sure!

About the Author 
Jacquelyn Middleton is an award-winning freelance writer with articles published by several of the most popular magazines, newspapers, and websites in North America including USA Today, Canadian Living, Best Health, Psychology Today, National Geographic Travel, the Toronto Star, Reader's Digest, Chatelaine, Today's Parent, and Flare. She is also the creator of AUTHORS CELEBRATING AUTHORS, a column on her website featuring Q&As with her favourite authors about their books and writing practices. K.A. Tucker, Jill Santopolo, and Penelope Douglas have been among her esteemed guests.

Jacquelyn previously worked in television broadcasting, and lives in Toronto with her husband and Schipperke. She's addicted to Bookstagram, loves London far too much, and has a thing for red Vespas. LONDON BELONGS TO ME, her debut novel, was published by Kirkwall Books in October 2016. LONDON, CAN YOU WAIT? was released on October 26, 2017.

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The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis

Fiona Davis's stunning debut novel pulls readers into the lush world of New York City's glamorous Barbizon Hotel for Women, where in the 1950s a generation of aspiring models, secretaries, and editors lived side by side while attempting to claw their way to fairy-tale success, and where a present-day journalist becomes consumed with uncovering a dark secret buried deep within the Barbizon's glitzy past.

When she arrives at the famed Barbizon Hotel in 1952, secretarial school enrollment in hand, Darby McLaughlin is everything her modeling agency hall mates aren't: plain, self-conscious, homesick, and utterly convinced she doesn't belong—a notion the models do nothing to disabuse. Yet when Darby befriends Esme, a Barbizon maid, she's introduced to an entirely new side of New York City: seedy downtown jazz clubs where the music is as addictive as the heroin that's used there, the startling sounds of bebop, and even the possibility of romance.

Over half a century later, the Barbizon's gone condo and most of its long-ago guests are forgotten. But rumors of Darby's involvement in a deadly skirmish with a hotel maid back in 1952 haunt the halls of the building as surely as the melancholy music that floats from the elderly woman's rent-controlled apartment. It's a combination too intoxicating for journalist Rose Lewin, Darby's upstairs neighbor, to resist—not to mention the perfect distraction from her own imploding personal life. Yet as Rose's obsession deepens, the ethics of her investigation become increasingly murky, and neither woman will remain unchanged when the shocking truth is finally revealed.

My Thoughts 
Fiona's books capture the past event in such amazing detail.  I feel like I can picture it perfectly through her words and descriptions.  I fell in love with historical fiction through The Address and I couldn't believe that I had never read The Dollhouse!
Learning about Darby's journey you couldn't help but admire what she went through.  Coming from a small town without many chances and landing in New York City to go to school.  She went from knowing nothing to going to night clubs at night and learning to take care of herself.
She may not have made the best of friends or the best choices but she learned tough lessons and she made the most of what she had to work with.
Then a century later, Rose hits a road block with her boyfriend and doesn't know where to go and happens to fall upon the story of the Barbizon and learns that some of its previous tenants still lived on the 4th floor!  What a story they have to tell, if only Rose can get them to let her in and share the details.
An amazing story of loss, love and resilience from beginning to end.  I can't wait to read Fiona's next book!  Perfection!

Drink Selection 
I'm taking it back to the 1950's - rum runner's were quite the hit back then!  Yum!

I LOVED this selection from beginning to end!  Amazing!  5 wine glasses all the way!
About the Author
Fiona Davis is the author of THE DOLLHOUSE and THE ADDRESS. She began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After getting a masters at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction. Visit her at, and on Instagram and Twitter @fionajdavis.

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Live Fast Die Hot by Jenny Mollen

Jenny Mollen is a writer and actress living in New York. Until recently, her life was exciting, sexy, a little eccentric, and one hundred percent impulsive. She had a husband who embraced her crazy--who understood her need to occasionally stalk around the house in his ex-girlfriend's old beach caftans and to invite their drug dealer to Passover seder (so he wouldn't feel like they were using him only for drugs). Then they had their son, Sid, and overnight, Jenny was forced to grow up: to be responsible, to brush her hair, to listen to her voicemail. Searingly funny and surprisingly affecting, Live Fast Die Hot is a collection of stories about what happens when you realize that some things are more important than crafting the perfect tweet--and a reminder that even if you never thought you were cut out for parenting, at least you can be better at it than your mother.

My Thoughts 
She is freakin' hilarious!  I follow her Instagram and I can't get enough! 
She makes everything funny - from talking about her husband (Jason Biggs) to her child and everything in between.
Little eccentric - no I would say ALOT - in a good way!
She may speak of wearing his Ex's caftans (truth) and ghosts in her house, oh and she may drop a few choice words along the way at PERFECT times!
AND then she had a kid...her world has changed and her child rearing skills are something to read about!
I refuse to give away too much - just go order a copy now!

Drink Selection
With some of the crazy predicaments she got into, I would say a little jack and coke would hit the spot.

Hilarious from beginning to end, 5 wine glasses all the way!

About the Author 
Jenny Mollen is an actress and writer, called one of the funniest women on Twitter by The Huffington Post. She writes for Playboy Online, has appeared in "Wilfred," "Suits," "CSI NY," "Crash", the WB series "Angel", and plays a recurring character in the third season of HBO's "GIRLS."

She is also a wife and mother, married to a famous guy (which is annoying only because he gets free shit and she doesn't).

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Every Other Saturday by M.J.Pullen

Struggling store owner Julia Mendel and sports blogger Dave "from the Man Cave" Bernstein have never gotten along, even though their daughters have been in the same preschool class for three years. She sees him as the arrogant, misogynist symbol of everything that's wrong with the men in her life. He sees her as the odd, short-tempered PTA president, out to make his life more difficult at every opportunity. When Dave and Julia find themselves in competition for the same babysitter, a confrontation in the carpool lane leads to an uneasy compromise: pool their resources to share nanny services every-other Saturday night. After a while, Dave finds himself sharing his dating stories across Julia's kitchen table. On behalf of her special needs son, Julia reluctantly turns to Dave for the masculine perspective she's been missing since her divorce. As the Saturdays wear on, however, they may discover they have more in common than car seats and custody schedules. Will there be a second chance at love?

My Thoughts
A sweet and sassy romance all wrapped up into a fun chick lit read!
Divorced mom of 2, Julia, is trying to run a store that her father had left her and her
family  and she isn't doing well.  She she keep going or throw in the towel?  Then there is Dave "from the Man Cave" who gives all sorts of manly opinions from football to dating.  He was recently challenged to go on several dates and blog about them.  He has booked Elizabeth, his go to sitter for several weeks in advance for every Saturday.
Julia needs to earn some extra cash and calls Elizabeth to book her for Saturdays so she can work weddings with her sister.  There is only one problem, Dave booked them all!  She begs and pleads for him to get a new sitter.  They settle on sharing Elizabeth and helping each other out.
Along the way they develop a slight crush on each other - Julia more so than Dave.  How will this all end?  Will Julia capture Dave's heart?  Will Dave fall in love with one of his challenge dates?
Get your copy today and enjoy this sassy read!

Drink Selection
While enjoying this romantic find, enjoy an Apple Cider Mule!  Delish!

Fun read from beginning to end.  4 wines glasses for this sassy find.
 About the Author 
M.J. Pullen
MANDA (M.J.) PULLEN is the author of complex, funny, contemporary romances including The Marriage Pact trilogy. She was raised in the suburbs of Atlanta by a physicist and a flower child, who taught her that life is tragic and funny, and real love is anything but simple. After traveling around Europe and living in cities like Austin and Portland, she returned to Atlanta where she lives with her husband and two sons. 

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The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

A novel of suspense that explores the complexities of marriage and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.

When you read this book, you will make many assumptions.
You will assume you are reading about a jealous wife and her obsession with her replacement.
You will assume you are reading about a woman about to enter a new marriage with the man she loves.
You will assume the first wife was a disaster and that the husband was well rid of her.
You will assume you know the motives, the history, the anatomy of the relationships.
Assume nothing.

Discover the next blockbuster novel of suspense, and get ready for the read of your life.

My Thoughts
As the description clearly states, as you read you will begin to make assumptions and I did right off the bat.  I WAS WRONG.  I love a book that challenges me and makes me think and re-evaluate my thought process over and over.
This book will pull you in and you will have many sleepless nights until you're finished.
I want to say so much about the story line and how I felt about different situations, but this is truly one of those books that you must read for yourself and you don't want to have too many details going in.  It's all part of the experience and the plot and the assumptions you make and not the details that I may give you that ruin it.
I can truthfully say that this is a MUST READ BOOK OF 2018! 

Drink Selection
In the spirit of Fall, which is among us, I am going to pair this amazing read with Apple Cider Margaritas!  YUM!

I was enthralled with this book from beginning to end! 5 wine glass rating all the way!

About The Authors

Greer Hendricks
Greer Hendricks spent over two decades as an editor. Her writing has been published in The New York Times and Publishers Weekly. The Wife Between Us is her first novel.

Sarah Pekkanen

"Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin will strongly appreciate this rising star in women's fiction." - Library Journal.
Internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen's newest book is THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS. She is also the co-author of the upcoming THE WIFE BETWEEN US (out in January 2018).


Sarah's linked free short estories, published by Simon&Schuster exclusively for ereaders, are titled "All is Bright," and "Love, Accidentally."

Sarah is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, all the poems rhymed!) Sarah followed up by sending them a sternly-worded letter on Raggedy Ann stationery. Sarah still has that letter, and carries it to New York every time she has meetings with her publisher, as a reminder that dreams do come true.

Her website is and please find her on Facebook Instagram and Twitter @sarahpekkanen!

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