Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Every Time We Fall In Love by Bella Andre

Every Time We Fall In Love by Bella Andre
Released: July 18th 2018 (expected release date)
Publisher: Oak Press,LLC
Series: The Sullivans,Book #18
Page Amount: 207 Kindle Edition
Source: Publisher

"Harry Sullivan has always put his family first, even when it meant losing Molly—his one true love. He’s never been able to forget her, even after fifteen years. Now that his siblings are all blissfully happy, Harry hopes it’s not too late for his own happily-ever-after. But then his doorbell rings…and one look at the teenage girl standing on his doorstep changes absolutely everything. 

Molly never thought she’d see Harry Sullivan again, so she's beyond stunned when her fifteen-year-old daughter brings him back into her life. At eighteen, Harry was already strong, sexy, and honorable. And now that he's even more handsome, more brilliant, more loyal and caring? Molly can't stop herself from falling in love with him all over again. Especially when his kisses and the sizzling attraction between them are hotter than ever. 

But with more at stake now than they ever thought possible, will they be able to move beyond the mistakes they both made in the past, and fall in love forever this time? 

EVERY TIME WE FALL IN LOVE is part of Bella Andre's New York Times and USA Today #1 bestselling series about The Sullivans. While it can easily be read as a stand-alone story, you'll likely enjoy reading the other books, too. "
-Information from Goodreads.com

My Review:
I received an ARC ebook exchange for an honest review. Reading Harry's story gave me a chance to understand how he dealt with being the leader of the family during his father's grief. He put them first in everything he did. Which is why he lost so many years with Molly and their daughter. Seeing them get a second chance at getting it right was beautiful. I laughed so many times while reading this. I always feel like I can't possibly love another Sullivan story more than the last one yet Bella proves myself wrong each time.

5/5 stars!!!!

Happy Reading, Ashley

Monday, July 9, 2018

Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre

Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre
Released: December 31st 2013 (first released August 28th 2012)
Publisher: Harlequin MIRA
Series: The Sullivans, Book 6
Page Amount: 348, Mass Market Paperback Edition
Source:  Own

"How far would you go for a friend? 

Back in San Francisco preparing for her big art show, Vicki Bennett needs help protecting herself and her career from the unwelcome advances of one of the judges. She knows that her longtime friend and baseball star, Ryan Sullivan, will know just how to handle things, and he's the only person she can imagine asking for help. 

Ryan is thrilled to have Vicki back in his life, and he will do anything to protect her from harm, including playing the role of "pretend boyfriend." But when their staged kisses and caresses lead to an incredibly sensual night, they both worry that they may have damaged their friendship forever. 

Have they made the worst mistake possible? Or is the perfect combination of friendship and love finally within reach? "
-Information from Goodreads.com 


My Review:
I adore each installment I read of this very large family. Ever since reading The Look Of Love I've become addicted to reading more about the Sullivan family and them falling in love. Ryan and Vicki's story was definitely no exception. We first met them as teenagers. Vicki saves Ryan's life and he feels he owes her for that. What neither of them knows is each is falling for the other. However when Vicki moves away, she and Ryan try to keep in touch over the years. When Vicki happens  to be back in San Francisco she and Ryan meet up. I loved seeing them be best friends to becoming more. I think this might be my favorite so far out of the series.

I highly recommend this book and the series!! Bella is an amazing author. I am always glued to her books from beginning to end. So if you are looking for a fast read for summertime. I think you should pick up Let Me Be the One by Bella Andre.

Rating it 5/5 stars!!
Happy Reading, Ashley

Thursday, July 5, 2018

When I'm Not Reading # 5

Another edition of When I'm Not Reading. I wrote a song a few days ago and would like to share it with you all.

Dreaming Love

A new dream has begun
And you gave it to me (yeah you gave it to me)
All the “I love yous” and “you are the one”
Will never be enough to describe just what you mean to me

My life line
My partner in this world
My love
My hope
My dream

I…I am speechless by you, baby
How could you break down my walls?
Like they never meant a thing
Like you didn’t care

You stood by my side even in my dark days
All the “I love yous” and “you are the one”
Won’t ever be enough to describe just what you mean to me

My life line
My partner in this world
My love
My hope
My dream

Dream….Dream…. You gave me it!!

A reason to breathe
A reason to love
Oh my sweet boy
How will I ever truly thank you?

For being a dream I never thought I’d find
I was closed down for so long
Then you came along (yeah you came along)
Now I know I will never be alone again

A new dream has begun
It all started with you saying
Give me all your fears, all the things you never told anyone

My life line
My partner in this world
My love
My hope
My dream
My incredible dream


I write them few and far in between these days. I miss when I wrote fiercely. Oh teenage years... I think alot of what inspired me back then has faded away. Trying to get back into the swing of writing songs. I hope you enjoyed this one! It was just something that popped into my head.

Happy Reading and Writing, Ashley

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

June Wrap Up 2018

June Wrap Up 2018

By far my worst reading month of the year. I read four books this entire month. Real life is getting the best of me. I won't go into details. I just am not myself right now. So reading will be taking a backseat for a while....

The Books:

1. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohk 4/5 stars
2. War Storm by Victoria Aveyard 3/5 stars
3. The Wedding by Jessica Gadziela 5/5 stars
4. Beauty and the Beast: Lost In A Book by Jennifer Donnelly 5/5 stars


Welp there is my June Wrap Up
Happy Reading, Ashley

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Series Overview: Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Series Overview: Caster Chronicles by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl

Caster Chronicles series:
1.Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
2.Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
2.5 Dream Dark by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
3. Beautiful Chaos by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
4. Beautiful Redemption by Kami Garica and Margaret Stohl

I do have a review for Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl .
I really loved it when I read it back in 2013. Upon rereading it in February of this year. My thoughts changed. I feel if I would've read this series when it was first released I would have loved it. However reading it now. I just didn't enjoy it as much. Which is why I'm not going to do reviews for the other books in this series. I figured I bindup of my thoughts would be better.

With each installment I read I dreaded picking the books up. I honestly thought I would be in a reading slump. Over all I give the entire series 4/5 stars. I think I will be unhauling the books from my shelves.
Happy Reading, Ashley 





Thursday, May 31, 2018

May Wrap Up 2018

May was a great reading month for me. My love for reading was renewed. Which is what I needed. Bout of Books 22 definitely helped me.


Here is what I read in May:

1.A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas 5/5 stars
This was everything I had hoped for and more. Cannot wait for the spinoff series.
2. From This Moment On by Shania Twain 5/5 stars
It was great learning more about her life before becoming a celebrity.
3. Holiday Sparks by Taryn Quinn 4/5 stars
4. Tyrant by T.M. Frazier 5/5 stars (reread)
5. Welcome to the Wicked Wax Museum by R.L. Stine 3/5 stars
6. Monster Blood 3 by R.L. Stine 3/5 stars
7. Vanilla and Vice by Tabatha Vargo and Melissa Andrea
8. Doppelbanger by Heather M. Orgeron 5/5 stars
9. The Reader by Amy Hest and Illustrated by Lauren Castillo 3/5 stars
10. Pennsylvania Driver's Manual 4/5 stars
11. Arthur's Halloween by Marc Brown 3/5 stars
12. Monster Blood 4 by R.L. Stine 3/5 stars
13. The Sex Surrogate by Jessica Gadziala 5/5 stars
14. Dr. Chase Hudson by Jessica Gadziala 5/5 stars


And that's a wrap on May!!
Happy Reading,Ashley

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Updates

I've been on a reading kick the past few days. I am so excited to share my May Wrap Up with you all tomorrow. I am currently reading Dr. Chase Hudson by Jessica Gadziala. I'm 16% in and loving it. I really loved the first book The Sex Surrogate. Gave me Fifty Shades vibes. I am hoping to finish it before midnight tonight so it can be included in my May Wrap Up.

Bout of Books came at a time I really need help getting back into the flow of reading every day and night. The next one is in August. I will be taking part in it.

I actually managed to get reading done on a very busy weekend. On Friday night I spent time with my family. Saturday was racing night.... ughhh our luck is crap at the moment. I am hopeful my brother will finish a race this coming Saturday. Sunday was more time with my family. Monday was a lazy day.