Monday, August 21, 2017

Review & Giveaway: The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel


The One That Got Away by Melissa Pimentel
The One That Got Away
by Melissa Pimentel
August 22, 2017
400 pages

Goodreads Summary:
A smart, funny, and modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back.

Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't.

Ten years later, Ruby's single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.

But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there's nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past . . .


Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: London Bound (Heart of the City #3) by C.J. Duggan


London Bound by C.J. DugganLondon Bound
(Heart of the City #3)
by C.J. Duggan
March 26, 2017
234 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Like so many of her university friends, Kate Brown is London bound, but unlike her friends - who had the chance to enjoy the beer, sights and attractions of the UK - Kate is instead visiting her grandmother (who may or may not be the devil).

Wanting nothing more than to be a normal, independent twenty-something living it up in ol' London town, Kate finds herself a prisoner in her grandmother's Kensington terrace, daydreaming about the holiday that could have been. But when Kate is almost run over by posh, smirking playboy Jack Baker, it leaves her wondering if being out and about is such a good idea after all, especially when she catches herself laughing at his jokes.

One thing Kate knows for sure is that she has to avoid Jack at all costs. But with her balcony facing his, you can pretty much guarantee Kate's London adventure is going to be anything but boring . . .


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

WoW #162: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills


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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 


Foolish Hearts by Emma MillsFoolish Hearts
by Emma Mills
December 26, 2017
288 pages


Goodreads Summary:
A contemporary novel about a girl whose high school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream leads her to new friends—and maybe even new love.

The day of the last party of the summer, Claudia overhears a conversation she wasn't supposed to. Now on the wrong side of one of the meanest girls in school, Claudia doesn't know what to expect when the two are paired up to write a paper—let alone when they're both forced to try out for the school production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

But mandatory participation has its upsides—namely, an unexpected friendship, a boy band obsession, and a guy with the best dimpled smile Claudia's ever seen. As Claudia's world starts to expand, she finds that maybe there are some things worth sticking her neck out for.

 
It's Emma Mills so say no more!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Review: New York Nights (Heart of the City #2) by C.J. Duggan


New York Nights by C.J. DugganNew York Nights
(Heart of the City #2)
by C.J. Duggan
February 1, 2017
193 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sarah Williams is a spirited, independent Aussie who has always dreamed of New York City. So when a job opportunity arises to become an au pair for a successful businessman in the heart of Manhattan, Sarah jumps at the chance to follow her dream.

What she didn't bet on was a beautiful newborn and a distant, abrasive man whose eyes hold a million anguished secrets. Determined to care for his daughter and face the challenges of the impossible Ben Worthington, Sarah was always prepared to follow her heart; she just wasn't prepared to lose it to a complicated man like Ben.


Friday, August 11, 2017

Review: Paris Lights (Heart of the City #1) by C.J. Duggan


Paris Lights by C.J. DugganParis Lights
(Heart of the City #1)
by C.J. Duggan
November 20, 2016
251 pages


Goodreads Summary:
'You're breaking up with me!'
He was silent.
'In Paris.'
Eyes dropping.
'Under the Eiffel-fucking-Tower!' I screamed.


Twenty-five-year-old Claire Shorten had looked forward to spending a romantic weekend in Paris for as long as she could remember, and now it was here - three blissful days of strolling through cobbled streets arm-in-arm with her beloved, eating copious amounts of baked goods and soaking up the culture through each and every pore of her body. Well, at least, that was how she'd pictured it . . .

Even after her boyfriend dumps her rather unceremoniously in the most romantic place on earth, Claire is determined not to give up on her dream altogether - with or without a boyfriend. She finds herself a job in the kitchen of a small hotel; Michelin-starred it most certainly is not, but somehow Claire makes a place for herself amidst the dirty dishes and the foreign misfits who run the place.

When the restaurant attracts the attention of the enigmatic - if not slightly terrifying - tycoon Louis Delarue, and Claire manages to survive his high-powered business luncheon from hell, she knows that she can survive anything, surely. But all bets are off when Louis makes a game-changing decision: he's coming back for a second course . . .


Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WoW #161: Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La Cruz


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Pride and Prejudice and Mistletoe by Melissa De La CruzPride and Prejudice and Mistletoe
by Melissa De La Cruz
October 17, 2017
224 pages


Goodreads Summary:
From bestselling author MELISSA DE LA CRUZ, comes a dazzling retelling of Pride and Prejudice with a Christmas twist.

Darcy Fitzwilliam is 29, beautiful, successful, and brilliant. She dates hedge funders and basketball stars and is never without her three cellphones—one for work, one for play, and one to throw at her assistant (just kidding). Darcy’s never fallen in love, never has time for anyone else’s drama, and never goes home for Christmas if she can help it. But when her mother falls ill, she comes home to Pemberley, Ohio, to spend the season with her dad and little brother.

Her parents throw their annual Christmas bash, where she meets one Luke Bennet, the smart, sardonic slacker son of their neighbor. Luke is 32 and has never left home. He’s a carpenter and makes beautiful furniture, and is content with his simple life. He comes from a family of five brothers, each one less ambitious than the other. When Darcy and Luke fall into bed after too many eggnogs, Darcy thinks it’s just another one night stand. But why can’t she stop thinking of Luke? What is it about him? And can she fall in love, or will her pride and his prejudice against big-city girls stand in their way?

MELISSA DE LA CRUZ's next adult novel will be a sweet, sexy and hilarious gender-swapping, genre-satisfying re-telling of Pride and Prejudice, set in contemporary America and featuring one snooty Miss Darcy.

 
Gender-swap P&P retelling, I'M IN!!!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Blog Tour - Excerpt: Bad Girl Gone by Temple Mathews

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Hey everyone, today on the blog I'm sharing with you a snippet of the newly released title Bad Girl Gone! This book has already been optioned for film! Check out what the publisher has to say:

On the heels of the announcement of Iggy Azalea’s production company, Azalea and Azalea Street Productions have optioned rights to BAD GIRL GONE for the big screen. Already cinematic with its hauntings and mischief, this novel looks back on the decisions we make in high school, and if they were thrown into sharp light by tragic circumstances.
 
Very exciting news! Go read the excerpt below ;)


Bad Girl Gone by Temple MathewsBad Girl Gone
by Temple Mathews
 August 8, 2017
256 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Sixteen year-old Echo Stone awakens in a cold sweat in a dark room, having no idea where she is or how she got there. But she soon finds out she s in Middle House, an orphanage filled with mysteriously troubled kids.

There s just one problem: she s not an orphan. Her parents are very much alive.

She explains this to everyone, but no one will listen. After befriending a sympathetic (and handsome) boy, Echo is able to escape Middle House and rush home, only to discover it sealed off by crime scene tape and covered in the evidence of a terrible and violent crime. As Echo grapples with this world-shattering information, she spots her parents driving by and rushes to flag them down. Standing in the middle of street, waving her arms to get their attention, her parents car drives right through her.

She was right. Her parents are alive but she s not.

She s a ghost, just like all the other denizens of Middle House. Desperate to somehow get her life back and reconnect with her still-alive boyfriend, Echo embarks on a quest to solve her own murder. As the list of suspects grows, the quest evolves into a journey of self-discovery in which she learns she wasn t quite the girl she thought she was. In a twist of fate, she s presented with one last chance to reclaim her life and must make a decision which will either haunt her or bless her forever.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Review: Lucky in Love by Kasie West


Lucky in Love by Kasie WestLucky in Love
by Kasie West
July 25, 2017
333 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Maddie doesn't believe in luck. She's all about hard work and planning ahead. But one night, on a whim, she buys a lottery ticket. And then, to her astonishment -- She wins!

In a flash, Maddie's life is unrecognizable. No more stressing about college scholarships. Suddenly, she's talking about renting a yacht. And being in the spotlight at school is fun... until rumors start flying, and random people ask her for loans. Now, Maddie isn't sure who she can trust.

Except for Seth Nguyen, her funny, charming coworker at the local zoo. Seth doesn't seem aware of Maddie's big news. And, for some reason, she doesn't want to tell him. But what will happen if he learns her secret?

With tons of humor and heart, Kasie West delivers a million-dollar tale of winning, losing, and falling in love.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

I'm Going on Vacation!


Hi everyone! Just a quick notice that I'll be off on vacation for the next two-ish weeks! Work has actually been really crazy for me lately so I'm beyond excited to finally get some time off!

I've scheduled some reviews for backlist titles I read some time ago and I'll still be regularly posting Waiting on Wednesdays so the blog won't go completely dead ;)

As always my sincerest thank you for visiting BookCatPin. It's just a tiny little corner in the vast universe that is the world wide web so I'm always grateful for anyone who visits. Thank you for taking the time to stop by, to read my reviews and to leave me comments.
 
Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU! The kitties and I <3 you!

Ripple says thank you!Pickles says thank you!
 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Review: Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley


Words in Deep Blue by Cath CrowleyWords in Deep Blue
by Cath Crowley
June 6, 2017
273 pages


Goodreads Summary:
Love lives between the lines.

Years ago, Rachel had a crush on Henry Jones. The day before she moved away, she tucked a love letter into his favorite book in his family’s bookshop. She waited. But Henry never came.

Now Rachel has returned to the city—and to the bookshop—to work alongside the boy she’d rather not see, if at all possible, for the rest of her life. But Rachel needs the distraction, and the escape. Her brother drowned months ago, and she can’t feel anything anymore. She can’t see her future.

Henry’s future isn’t looking too promising, either. His girlfriend dumped him. The bookstore is slipping away. And his family is breaking apart.

As Henry and Rachel work side by side—surrounded by books, watching love stories unfold, exchanging letters between the pages—they find hope in each other. Because life may be uncontrollable, even unbearable sometimes. But it’s possible that words, and love, and second chances are 
enough.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

WoW #160: The Empress (The Diabolic #2) by S.J. Kincaid


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The Empress by S.J. KincaidThe Empress
(The Diabolic #2)
by S.J. Kincaid
October 31, 2017
320 pages


Goodreads Summary:
The thrilling sequel to S.J. Kincaid’s New York Times bestselling novel, The Diabolic that TeenVogue.com called “the perfect kind of high-pressure adventure.”

It’s a new day in the Empire. Tyrus has ascended to the throne with Nemesis by his side and now they can find a new way forward—one where they don’t have to hide or scheme or kill. One where creatures like Nemesis will be given worth and recognition, where science and information can be shared with everyone and not just the elite.

But having power isn’t the same thing as keeping it, and change isn’t always welcome. The ruling class, the Grandiloquy, has held control over planets and systems for centuries—and they are plotting to stop this teenage Emperor and Nemesis, who is considered nothing more than a creature and certainly not worthy of being Empress.

Nemesis will protect Tyrus at any cost. He is the love of her life, and they are partners in this new beginning. But she cannot protect him by being the killing machine she once was. She will have to prove the humanity that she’s found inside herself to the whole Empire—or she and Tyrus may lose more than just the throne. But if proving her humanity means that she and Tyrus must do inhuman things, is the fight worth the cost of winning it?

 
I absolutely loved The Diabolic last year so I can't wait for this surprise sequel AHHH!!

What are you guys waiting on this week?
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