The Sunday Post & IMWAYR

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer.

It’s a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? a place to meet up and share what you have been, and are about to be reading over the week. It’s a great post to organize yourself. It’s an opportunity to visit and comment and er… add to your groaning TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started on J Kaye’s blog and then was hosted by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at The Book Date. Jen Vincent, Teach Mentor Texts, and Kellee of Unleashing Readers decided to give It’s Monday! a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children’s literature – picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels or anything in those genres – join them.

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Getting Played ~ Review

Title: Getting Played

Series: Getting Some #2

Author: Emma Chase

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: October 8, 2019

Publisher: Indi / Audible Studios

Pages: 292

Blurb:

Dean Walker is all about keeping life simple. He’s effortlessly talented and intelligent—spending his summers playing drums in the local band and the rest of the year teaching high school in the same Jersey town where he grew up. He likes his love life simple too, enjoying the commitment-free hook-ups his good looks and sexy charm have always made oh so easy.

Then he meets Lainey Burrows. And his simple, easy life gets turned upside down.

One wild one-night stand was all it was ever supposed to be, so Lainey is shocked when she discovers that her sizzling summer fling is also her son’s new math teacher. But that’s nothing compared to the most unexpected twist of all—their hot hook-up left Lainey knocked up, and now they’re about to become parents. Together.

What ensues is an addictive, insatiable, sweet and tender romance that won’t be simple, but it will be more than worth the fight.

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Return to the Big Valley ~ Review

Title: Return to the Big Valley (Wilma’s Wish, Martha’s Miracle, and Alma’s Acceptance)

Series: N/A

Author: Wanda Brunstetter, Jean Brunstetter, and Richelle Brunstetter

Genre: Amish Romance/Christian

Release Date: June 1, 2021

Publisher: Barbour Fiction

Pages: 448

Blurb:

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Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.

Today’s Top Ten topic is Books I’d Want With Me While Stranded On a Deserted Island.

If I’m going to be stranded, I’m going to want books that I don’t mind reading repetitively, so that’s what I had in mind while doing this post.

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#IMWAYR ~ 7/26/21

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend! And, I hope you’re not like this little boy with his Mondays, but rather that you’re enjoying your day! It’s crazy hot right now, so I watered my plants this morning and then fled indoors because I was already drenched in sweat after only watering my garden.

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Truly Devious ~ Review

Title: Truly Devious

Series: Truly Devious #1

Author: Maureen Johnson

Genre: YA Mystery

Release Date: January 16, 2018

Publisher: HarperCollins

Pages: 416

Blurb:

Ellingham Academy is a famous private school in Vermont for the brightest thinkers, inventors, and artists. It was founded by Albert Ellingham, an early twentieth century tycoon, who wanted to make a wonderful place full of riddles, twisting pathways, and gardens. “A place,” he said, “where learning is a game.”

Shortly after the school opened, his wife and daughter were kidnapped. The only real clue was a mocking riddle listing methods of murder, signed with the frightening pseudonym “Truly, Devious.” It became one of the great unsolved crimes of American history.

True-crime aficionado Stevie Bell is set to begin her first year at Ellingham Academy, and she has an ambitious plan: She will solve this cold case. That is, she will solve the case when she gets a grip on her demanding new school life and her housemates: the inventor, the novelist, the actor, the artist, and the jokester. But something strange is happening. Truly Devious makes a surprise return, and death revisits Ellingham Academy. The past has crawled out of its grave. Someone has gotten away with murder. 

The two interwoven mysteries of this first book in the Truly Devious series dovetail brilliantly, and Stevie Bell will continue her relentless quest for the murderers in books two and three.

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Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words ~ Review

Title: Heidi’s Guide to Four Letter Words

Series: N/A

Author: Tara Sivec & Andi Arndt

Genre: Chick Lit/ Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 3, 2019

Publisher: Indie

Pages: 197

Blurb:

Cowritten by USA Today best-selling author Tara Sivec and award-winning narrator Andi Arndt, a hysterically funny, heartfelt romance about starting over and taking chances.

Nothing good ever comes from drinking a box of wine alone. So when I decided to entertain my drunken self by setting up some hand-me-down podcasting equipment and reading the steamy parts from romance novels, I never thought anyone would actually listen. The fact that I admitted my huge crush on my sexy next door neighbor made the whole thing even more mortifying. But sometimes life surprises you, and that’s how my podcast, Heidi’s Discount Erotica, was born.

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Yes & I Love You ~ Review

Title: Yes & I Love You
Series: Say Everything #1
Author: Roni Loren

Release Date: March 2, 2021
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Pages: 352

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Blurb:

Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star…or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or lose her job, she’s forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears.

When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell…and through their growing connection, finally find her voice.

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