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A few weeks ago Purex sent me a bottle of Aromatherapy Crystals in a citrus scent. I love crystals and was very excited to try these, though not excited about actually HAVING to do laundry!🙂
I really love the scent. I just wish I could have found a laundry detergent that was complimenting.
What is your go to laundry tip?
Lucy just had the worst week ever. Seriously, mega bad. And suddenly, it’s all too much—she wants out. Out of her house, out of her head, out of her life. She wants to be a whole new Lucy. So she does something the old Lucy would never dream of.
And now her life will never be the same. Now, how will she be able to have a boyfriend? What will she tell her friends? How will she face her family?
Now her life is completely different…every moment is a gift. Because now she might not have many moments left.
I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. It took me a little bit to get into it. I had almost given up near the beginning. Lucy is a 16 year old high school drama student, who is having a really crappy week. And then her world was turned upside down.
It is a moving read. Although I didn’t find myself feeling connected to the main character through the whole book, only at certain at parts.
I could not imagine being Lucy’s age, going through what she did. Sometimes consequences aren’t thought of until it’s too late.
Amazon now has a Kindle Fire HDX payment plan. Starting at $57.25 per payment you can get a Kindle Fire HDX. You make your first payment upon ordering, and then 3 payments every 90 days after. Pretty good deal, I think! Just in time for Christmas! I ordered mine today and it will be delivered Christmas Eve.
Get started here —> Kindle Fire HDX Payment Plan
One pint-sized girl. Ten supersized crises. And it’s high noon.
They call her “Twigs,” because she’ll never hit five feet tall. Although she was born early, and a stiff breeze could knock her over, Twigs has a mighty spirit. She needs it, as life throws a whole bucket of rotten luck at her: Dad’s an absentee drunk; Mom’s obsessed with her new deaf boyfriend (and Twigs can’t tell what they’re saying to each other). Little sister Marlee is trying to date her way through the entire high school; Twigs’ true love may be a long-distance loser after a single week away at college, and suddenly, older brother Matt is missing in Iraq. It all comes together when a couple of thugs in a drugstore aisle lash out, and Twigs must fight to save the life of the father who denied her.
Her first thought: “Who are you?”
It’s the morning after her cousin’s bachelorette party in Vegas and Megan Scott wakes up with the mother of all hangovers. Even worse, she’s in a stranger’s penthouse having woken up with something else as well – a funny, arrogant, sexy…husband!
Up until now, finding even a boyfriend had seemed impossible – been there, got the broken heart, sworn off men for good. Then a few martinis with Carter…no, Connor Reed and she’s gone from first meet to marriage in one night!
Megan wants a lawyer. But Connor’s shocking bombshell?
“I don’t want a divorce.”
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas…….right? Not so much for Megan. She is in Vegas for a bachelorette party. She is out with the other bridesmaids and having a few drinks. There are a few pieces here in there she can remember. That’s never a good sign. She wakes up with a killer headache, puking, and married. She couldn’t remember his name. Couldn’t remember getting married.
Now Megan has a Life Plan. This marriage is not part of her plan. She is ready to get the lawyers on it and get an annulment. The surprising factor is that Conner Reed (her now husband) doesn’t want the divorce. He has his own Life Plan, and thinks that Megan will make the perfect wife from his Plan. Somewhere throughout the night, while she was drunk, they had decided that their plans would work together and they would both be getting what they want, so they went an eloped.
Eventually Megan agrees to give it a trial run, but was their plans really the best? This book had me laughing at bits and pieces. If you are looking for a light simple read (and enjoy romances) it is a really good book. Now, you KNOW what happens in the end just from the kind of book it is. I still enjoyed and and seeing the way the characters got to where they are.
Ashley Lockett has always followed the rules. She’s always done the right thing and played it safe until her ideal life is shattered when her dad dies suddenly.
Fueled by anger and grief, she vows to do everything opposite of how she lived before. Then she meets Jordan. He has big dreams, he’s had a crush on Ashley for years, and he’s a great kisser. But he’s also safe.
Enter Colt. He is not safe, and he’s more than willing to help Ashley fulfill her vow.
This novel had my emotions going. I laughed and cried. How do you know what is up and what is down after the traumatic experience of a parent dying? Ashley is left with questions, not only is she feeling the grief of her loss, but she is also angry. With herself, her family, everyone. She went from being one the “popular” girls to not caring what they think of her. She wants to lash out, cause trouble.
The day she came back to school she met Jordan for the first time. Although she didn’t know who he was, he knew who she was. Then have a friendship that goes back and forth. What she is wanting to be able to feel less pain from her loss, he is unable to provide.
Then enters Colt. The “bad boy”. He is a football player that recently started her school. At first take he reminds her of her father in the way of looks. Though their personalities are different. With Colt she is able to rebel the way she has been wanting to.
The story goes through her friendships with these 2 boys, her best friend, and a girl she would have never talked to if circumstances had been different. She learns to work through her grief to get to a place where she feels better about her life.
Chloe and Drake have found their happily ever after… Almost.
When Chloe’s mother comes back into her life with a bang, it sets off a chain of events no one could have ever expected.
Everyone has their demons, and Chloe and Drake’s hit them with a vengence.
Sex, drugs, money, a crazy ex, and Rock n Roll…. Can they survive it all?
Things are beginning to feel a bit… Twisted.
I enjoyed Twisted almost as much as I enjoyed Torn, but not quiet. While the book is well written, there are some things that just are believable. In the triangle that involved Chloe, Drake, and Logan from the first book, has now changed to Chloe, Drake, and Jordan. Jordan is Chloe’s cousin’s best friend, as well as her First. I did have problems seeing that one as a possibility. Is Jordan really going to be in love with someone he hung out with and had sex with one time while they were teenagers? I think that more could have been added so he would have fell in love with her while she was visiting her sick aunt.
You know from the first book the type of relationship Chloe has with her mother. In Twisted it goes into a bit more detail with her mother actually making an appearance….or a few. Chloe and Drake have a new set of problems in this book.
I cannot wait to finish reading the series.
Nora Henderson has been basting baby back ribs for as long as she could reach the counter of her dad’s famous barbecue joint. When she’s accepted to Taste Test, a teen reality cooking competition, Nora can’t wait to leave her humble hometown behind. On set, run-ins with the maddeningly handsome and talented son of a famous chef, Christian Van Lorten, make Nora wonder if it’s him or the win she really wants, but as she and Christian emerge as front-runners for the final prize, Nora can’t ignore the mysterious accidents plaguing the kitchen arena. Someone is conducting eliminations of their own, and if Nora doesn’t stop them, she could be next to get “chopped” for good.
With romance and intrigue as delectable as the winning recipes included in the story, this debut novel will be devoured by all.
MasterChef and Hell’s Kitchen, move over and make way fooorrrrrr………Taste Test! I love cooking shows, reality cooking shows, etc. I love to read YA. Taste Test brought the 2 together! The book is well written, and I enjoyed reading it. There is just enough action without overdoing it too much. I had my laughs and “awww” moments through the book. I do wish there had been more about the actual competition
Taste Tests is a cooking reality show for teens. It is held at a college, where they will be living for a semester for the show and to finish their studies. I do like that Fiore added the schooling in there as well.
Throughout the book, Nora learns and grows. She has never spent this much time away from home, cooking in a competition, homework, friends, and a love/hate relationship with a fellow contestant. Nora is no stranger to hard work, had been helping her dad with his BBQ business.
The cover is cute with Nora and Christian behind the skillet.