Review | Searching For You by Jennifer Probst

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A Searching For Novel #2.5
by Jennifer Probst
Genre: Contemporary Romance

New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling indie authors Jennifer Probst, Emma Chase, Kristen Proby, Melody Anne, and debut author Kate Meader come together to write a sizzling romance anthology.Outside it may be frosty, so turn the heat way up with these stories of desire!

Can a determined woman executive and a playboy billionaire survive being stranded together in a snowstorm? Jennifer Probst depicts an encounter almost too hot to handle…



You might be thinking, why is she reading a winter reading if it’s summer? It might be summer where are you living, but here? I’m freezing.

So I needed a sweet romance with a cup of coffee and milk to warm my afternoon. And I obviously ended with the smart option: A Jennifer Probst’s Novella.

Searching For You is part of the series Searching For. In where every story is related to Kinnections a date website. And that’s how this story begins.

Ryley is a succesful business woman but the only thing that’s missing in her life is true love, Dylan is trying to find the right woman to start a relationship. But being who they are left little time for love. That’s how they became part of Kinnections data base.

The thing is, they know each other and they can’t stand the sight of the other for reasons unknown. But the algorithms have made their work and the unbeliable has happened. They are a perfect match.

They just have to decide if that’s really what they want.

About the author

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.
She is the NYT and USA Today bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain. She is published both erotic and sexy contemporary romance with Entangled, Decadent, Red Sage and TWRP. She has also written a children’s book, Buffy and the Carrot, co-written with her twelve year old niece, along with a short story, “A Life Worth Living.” Visit her website for more info!


Cover Reveal | DEVIL IN SPRING

Just a week ago I was rambling about how much I wanted to read this book ASAP. I finally, we got a cover…

And what a cover!

Imagine The Selection Cover, but with a beautiful background AND and BEAUTIFUL DRESS. It’s just fantastic.



I might be biased, who am I kidding? I’m 100% biased at this moment. #SoProudofIt

Review | Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

by Julie Murphy
Published by Balzer + Bray
on September 15, 2015
Genre: Contemporary >> Young Adult
Steamy Level:2chilis

Self-proclaimed fat girl Willowdean Dickson (dubbed “Dumplin’” by her former beauty queen mom) has always been at home in her own skin. Her thoughts on having the ultimate bikini body? Put a bikini on your body. With her all-American beauty best friend, Ellen, by her side, things have always worked…until Will takes a job at Harpy’s, the local fast-food joint. There she meets Private School Bo, a hot former jock. Will isn’t surprised to find herself attracted to Bo. But she is surprised when he seems to like her back.
Instead of finding new heights of self-assurance in her relationship with Bo, Will starts to doubt herself. So she sets out to take back her confidence by doing the most horrifying thing she can imagine: entering the Miss Clover City beauty pageant—along with several other unlikely candidates—to show the world that she deserves to be up there as much as any twiggy girl does. Along the way, she’ll shock the hell out of Clover City—and maybe herself most of all.With starry Texas nights, red candy suckers, Dolly Parton songs, and a wildly unforgettable heroine—Dumplin’ is guaranteed to steal your heart.



I’m always looking to learn from books. I love them even more if they contribute somehow something – doesn’t matter if it’s little – to my life.

This knowledge was constantly on my mind while I was reading Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy for the first time all those months ago.

Willowdean, or Dumplin’ as her mother call her, is an over weighted teenage girl with low self-esteem and confidence problems, mostly caused by her own mother, who used to be a beauty queen.

Will is trying to go through life without drawing attention, but been Elle’s best friend is the opposite of it. She’s endured her mother condescending tone and wishes for her to lose weight for so many years.

Somehow, she ended up participating in a beauty contest and working in a fast food to get the money for the contest. That’s where she meets Bo, private high school mysterious boy, whom Will is obviously attracted to, the strange things –according to Will –is that he is attracted to her.

Willowdean’s will was a force of nature and despites being one of the loveliest characters I’ve met this year, the lack of developing in the rest of the story, to be more specifically in Bo’s personality were the things that made me rate this book so low.

Moreover, I didn’t feel like this book gave me something meaningful by the time I finished it. It was a good plot with some good characters and good lines, but besides that, I could save any memorable moment through all the story.

I know, other readers are quite loving this story, and why shouldn’t they? It’s fantastic to read about a girl’s journey and how she starts loving herself for who she is, but Will, she didn’t reach the first step in that stairway by the middle of the book and by the end, when the things just started to take form. It abruptly ended.

Would I recommend it? Yes, I don’t see why not. It might not be a life altering book but it’s certainly an entertained one.


About the author

Julie lives in North Texas with her husband who loves her, her dog who adores her, and her cat who tolerates her. When she’s not writing or trying to catch stray cats, she works at an academic library. Side Effects May Vary is Julie’s debut novel.


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Review | Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid

Never Always Sometimes
by Adi Alsaid
Published by Harlequin Teen
on August 4, 2015

Never date your best friend.
Always be original.
Sometimes rules are meant to be broken.
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever do in high school.
Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never dye your hair a color of the rainbow, or #7, never hook up with a teacher. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.




I enjoyed the book while I was reading it, then, when I finished it I hated it. Weeks later I realized that my reasons for hating it have nothing to do with the story, the plot or the writing style but everything to do with me and what I was going through at the moment.

However, I reread it two weeks ago. I’ve already made peace with who I was before and could understand the decisions Dave and Julia made.

I really don’t want to tell you anything about the plot because at some point it became personal. Just know that in this story about friendship, adventures and love, the right time is the key for happiness.

I put my hands on fire for Adi Alsaid’s latest novel, even if I couldn’t have done it months ago.


About the author

Adi Alsaid was born and raised in Mexico City, where he now lives, writes, coaches basketball, and drowns food in hot sauce. He’s the author of the YA novels LET’S GET LOST and NEVER ALWAYS SOMETIMES. He’s at work on a third book which will be released in 2017.