The Temporary Wife by Jeannie Moon

The Temporary Wife is a cute quick read.

My Review

When Megan Rossi is close to losing, Molly, the daughter of her best friend, she gets the limited offer from Jason Cambell.  After hearing all the reasons his parents think Megan should not be raising his neice, Jason decides to help fight back.  The offer, a temporary marriage with Meg receiving the house and custody of Molly at the end.  With that Meg agrees to be Jason’s Temporary Wife.

I really did enjoy this book, but I am a sucker for Cinderella reads.  Though Meg has another offer to help her fight for Molly, she does not want to have to borrow from her brother.  Even if the offer from Jason is not ideal, it si the best of the two and she knows it.

Jason and Meg make great characters with their “secret” past and hard to fight attraction.  But the character that stole the book for me would be Jason’s assistant, Harper.  Whether you are loving her or hating her, I really just wanted to know more about her.

About the Author

Jeannie Moon is a school librarian who loves that she has a job which allows her to immerse herself in good books and call it work. A native Long Islander, Jeannie still lives there with her family and a couple of well-behaved dogs and an equally misbehaving cat.

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Question for Readers?

How far would you go to keep the child that was left in your custody?

The Temporary Wife Book Cover The Temporary Wife
Forever Love Series
Jeannie Moon
May 21, 2013
Nook Book

It was an offer she couldn’t refuse…from a man she couldn’t resist. Kindergarten teacher Megan Rossi is devoted to being a mother to her best friend’s five-year-old daughter, Molly. When the child was orphaned, Meg became the little girl’s legally named guardian—over the objections of Molly’s wealthy grandparents, the Campbells. Now the Campbells are petitioning for custody, and Meg is faced with a long and expensive legal battle. The last thing she expects is for her former high school boyfriend—and the Campbells’ estranged son—to offer a solution: marriage. Billionaire software developer Jason Campbell knows his parents don’t have Molly’s best interests at heart—it’s all about control for them. There is one way he can ensure that his sister’s last wishes are honored. He will offer Meg the protection of his name and lawyers until the custody arrangement has been finalized , then he’ll secure his niece’s future with a very generous divorce settlement. Jason’s considered all the scenarios, except one—that the sparks that once flew between he and Meg might reignite a burning passion. And that his confirmed bachelor heart might just melt away from the heat…

69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer

What do you do when your boss is insufferable and you have won the lottery?  Kira Archer has answered that question for you in her book 69 Million Things I Hate About You. I have just fallen in love with this book and can not wait to get my greedy little hands on book two in the series to see where the other characters go.

My Review

69 Million Things I Hate About You by Kira Archer is a little gem of a book I found on sale. YES, it was on sale when I got this book. The book had me laughing so hard I was bright red and not from embarrassment. I will admit, when I read that the description of the book about the female winning millions in the lottery, I was kind of happy about a female who was on a more of an equal footing when it came to the billionaire men in most of these romance novels. (I am still looking for my billionaire to sweep me off my feet, but my life isn’t a Cinderella story).

What also kind of excited me is all the things she did since she really did not care about keeping her job. As someone who works and needs to pay the bills, I have a plan for when I can finally quit work, all the things I have wanted to say to someone will just come spilling out of my mouth and as I leave the building I am going to play the “Cups Song” from Pitch Perfect as I leave. So, the things she wants to say and do to her boss, I get it and congratulate her on getting to accomplish those things.

While reading 69 Million Things I Hate About You, Kiersten has become my hero. She takes no hostages in her fresh start after winning the lottery. She has no problem getting back at Cole for everything that he has pulled over the years of her being his assistant.

Though everything she did after winning the lottery was in good fun, she never meant any major harm to him or his company. Doing things like not fixing his coffee instead fixing herself a cup and drinking it in front of him, sending him to a black-tie event in costume by switching the dates of two events. Nothing that would have a lasting effect on the business itself just a little mind game to him. But I think the best is the things she does to his yearly poker getaway with his friends.

But the question remains at what point is a harmless prank to far?

About the Author

Kira Archer lives in Pennsylvania with her hubs and two kids. And 3 ridiculous cats. She’s one of those people who laughs at inappropriate moments (especially overly emotional occasions like weddings or funerals), and she has an insanely overactive imagination which is great when she’s writing but not so great when she’s shutting all the lights off at night and then has to go up the stairs. She has a PhD in Procrastination (or would if there was such a thing and there soooo should be because she’s seriously at expert level here). And if she’s not writing, she’s reading, or thinking about reading or writing. And running her kids around because they are busy and she’s the taxi driver. She also writes historical romances as Michelle McLean.

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Question for Readers

What would you do if you won the lottery? Would you go out with a bang or just leave quietly?

69 Million Things I Hate About You Book Cover 69 Million Things I Hate About You
Kira Archer
Entangled: Indulgence
October 9, 2017
Nook Book

“Sit back and enjoy the ride, because you're going to laugh your butt off!" - Brenda, AL. After personal assistant Kiersten Abbott wins sixty-nine million dollars in the lotto, she suddenly has more than enough money to quit her impossibly demanding job. But where’s the fun in that? She decides to stay and exact a little revenge on her insufferable ass of a boss. Billionaire Cole Harrington quickly figures out something’s afoot with his usually agreeable personal assistant. When he finds out about the office pool betting on how long it’ll take him to fire her, he decides to spice things up and see how far he can push her until she quits. The game is on, with everyone waiting to see who will crack first. But the bet sparks a new dynamic between them, and soon they realize they just might have crossed that fine line between hate and love.

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2

Guardian I am Groot

Unless you have been living under a rock you have seen the promo’s for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 showing off the cute new Baby Groot.  And just in case you did not already think Baby Groot would make the movie has given us 5 reasons why.

I was apprehensive going into this movie.  Unlike the Gaurdians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 where the playlist was some great music that I loved at some point, I really did not know the music that was released to go with Volume 2.  Part of me was afraid that I was not going to like the movie without the awesome songs that I loved previously.  But I did end up falling in love with the music as watching the movie.

The introduction of Kurt Russell as Peter Quill’s father was great.  I had never read the comics (and I wanted to have a shock factor so I never looked up what his father was after seeing the first movie).  So I did not know what to expect with this character.  I thought it was greatly done.  He had a great story line for the movie.

Overall this is a great movie about family and discovering what matters.  If you have not seen it I highly recommend going to see it if you like Superhero movies.  If you don’t like Superhero movies it may not be for you but if you just want to see Baby Groot this movie really is for you.


What is your favorite movie based on a comic and have you read the comic?

My favorite is the first Guardians of the Galaxy and no I have not read any of the comics.  One of these days one will make it to my TBR pile (just not today).

To end this review on a good cute note, here is another Baby Groot.Guardian Baby Groot

Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram

I read Cinder & Ella back during summer (before the republish with the new cover) before I went back to school.  Let me start by admitting I just cried.  This was not just your average tears, no this was ugly crying.


Cinder & Ella is a Cinderella retelling on a very basic level.  There is a lot of parallels but there are also just as many differences.

Ellamara “Ella” is a book blogger, who lives with her mother.  When a car accident kills her mom and leaves her with major burns on her body, she is forced to go and live with her estranged father.  Brian Oliver “Cinder” is Hollywood’s latest teen heartthrob since landing the only role he really cares about.  Now he is also Hollywood’s bad-boy.  The management team wants to clean up his reputation with a fake engagement.  Can an email from an old friend change everything?

I love this book, so much so that I have read it a second time after finding out there was a sequel that just just came out.  I read this knowing that I was going to be red-eyed from crying non-stop.  There is something about Ella’s story that is sad and addicting.  I really hate reading these sad books normally because of the tear factor.  But this book I could not put down.  I have told many people about this book and gotten a few to read it (including mom and sister).

I love Ella in this book, she is a survivor, but even the strongest has a breaking point.  Ella goes through a lot of change after the accident.  Not just the physical.  There is an emotional battle.  On top of all of that, everything around her seems to be against her.  Even when she wants to give up you still love Ella.

About the Author

Kelly Oram wrote her first novel at age fifteen–a fan fiction about her favorite music group, The Backstreet Boys, for which family and friends still tease her. She’s obsessed with reading, talks way too much, and loves to eat frosting by the spoonful. She lives outside of Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and four children.

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Question for Readers

What is your favorite cry your eyes out book?

Cinder & Ella Book Cover Cinder & Ella
Cinder & Ella
Kelly Oram
Young Adult, Romance
August 15, 2014
Own - Kindle

It’s been almost a year since eighteen-year-old Ella Rodriguez was in a car accident that left her crippled, scarred, and without a mother. After a very difficult recovery, she’s been uprooted across the country and forced into the custody of a father that abandoned her when she was a young child. If Ella wants to escape her father’s home and her awful new stepfamily, she must convince her doctors that she’s capable, both physically and emotionally, of living on her own. The problem is, she’s not ready yet. The only way she can think of to start healing is by reconnecting with the one person left in the world who’s ever meant anything to her—her anonymous Internet best friend, Cinder.

Hollywood sensation Brian Oliver has a reputation for being trouble. There’s major buzz around his performance in his upcoming film The Druid Prince, but his management team says he won’t make the transition from teen heartthrob to serious A-list actor unless he can prove he’s left his wild days behind and become a mature adult. In order to douse the flames on Brian’s bad-boy reputation, his management stages a fake engagement for him to his co-star Kaylee. Brian isn’t thrilled with the arrangement—or his fake fiancée—but decides he’ll suffer through it if it means he’ll get an Oscar nomination. Then a surprise email from an old Internet friend changes everything.

April 2017 – 24 Hour Readathon

So I got a little bit of late start here today.  I overslept and I will admit it felt nice, but here we are and welcome to the April 24 Hour Readathon.  If you do not know what the readathon is, follow this link to find out more about the readathon.

Hours 1-3

Yep, I slept in this morning not waking up until about half way through Hour 3.  Do I fell bad about missing the start of the Readathon, No.  I needed the sleep and now that I am up I am ready to get started on the reading at the top of hour 4.

Opening Survey

1) What fine part of the world are you reading from today?  From Houston, Texas.
2) Which book in your stack are you most looking forward to?  13 Reasons Why.  I have been wanting to watch the netflix series and am waiting to read the book to watch the series.
3) Which snack are you most looking forward to?  I mostly have yogurts to eat.  I am trying to eat healthy so we will see.
4) Tell us a little something about yourself!  My work schedule used to not allow me to participate in this readathon.  It always used to fall on my weekend to work, now that my work schedule allows it I am getting started.
5) If you participated in the last read-a-thon, what’s one thing you’ll do different today? If this is your first read-a-thon, what are you most looking forward to?  I have never been able to fully participate so this is my first year to do that and I am really looking forward to that this year (even though I slept through the start).

 Hour 4

This hour I started reading Wrong About the Guy by Clair LaZebnik.  I borrowed this book from the library.

Completed:  15% of Wrong About the Guy

Hour 5

This hour I made a short pause to place an order for a new Keurig for a housewarming gift for my cousin.  Then I stopped and fixed myself something to eat (Lean Pockets for lunch).

Completed: 12% of Wrong About the Guy  bringing myself to 27% completed.

Hour 6

Not much in the way of reading this hour.  Instead someone from work shared this with me and it kept me from reading so that I could watch it and leading me to watch more of the videos in the series.

Hour 7

Having completed another hour in this #Readathon I would like to admit, my attention kind of reminds me of the dog from UP!  Yep, everytime something dings, or makes some sort of noise I have to go and check it out.  I think I have looked out sided 10 times in the last hour because I can hear the wind outside.

Completed:  13% more was completed of Wrong About the Guy.  Hopefully I will finish this book before we reach hour 12 which is now my goal.

Hour 8

Well, the reading may have been slow the last hour, but I have finally made it to the half way mark of my first book.  I think this calls for a celebration.

Completed: Made it to the 50% mark in my first book.  Really can not wait to finish this one.   I have the first volume of Ouran High School Host Club  to read next and I really and looking forward to reading it…yes it comes with pictures.

Hour 9

I ended up not reading much.  Had to make sure some bills were paid (my last weekend of the month alarm went off to remind me to pay my bills).  And then I found this and was hoping to find the ingredients for this project….No luck.  Who is now looking forward to remembering in October some of the things you have seen in this #readathon.

Hours 10-14

OK, so these were some busy hours.  First of all at some point during these hours I finished reading the first book in my #readathon TBR pile.  Also, I stopped and ate some dinner, but before I could eat had to make the dinner itself.  So a very busy few hours.  I tried to listen to an audio book while cooking and doing dishes but I kept getting distracted from what was being said so no audio minutes completed during this time.

Tonights Dinner

Completed: 100% of Wrong About the Guy

Hours 15-24

I am sorry to say that I ended up having to go to bed and work.  I was fixing to get started on reading the next book in my TBR pile when my phone started ringing.  I am happy with my completion level through out the event and I a did pretty well, I even read 1 book completely all the way through.

Closing Survey

1. Which hour was most daunting for you?  The hour in which my manager called and they needed me to come into work the next morning and I had to make the executive decision to go to sleep at that point.
2. Could you list a few high-interest books that you think could keep a reader engaged for next year?  Not right now off the top of my head.  I am going to keep a list of books that interest me that others have reviews for October.
3. Do you have any suggestions for how to improve the Read-a-thon next season?  Nope, but I can not wait to get it started.
4. What do you think worked really well in this year’s Read-a-thon?  The twitter really helped, for some unknown reason the website stopped showing the correct hour on the front page of the blog.
5. How many books did you read?  I read one full book and started a second but only got 10 pages in.
6. What were the names of the books you read?  I finished Wrong about the Guy by Claire LaZebnik.
7. Which book did you enjoy most?  I was really getting into Ouran High School Host Club before I had to go to sleep.
8. Which did you enjoy least?  I mean I only got to those two books so does it fall to default to Wrong about the Guy Which is just mean because I really was enjoying the book.  I would have quit it earlier if I was not enjoying it.
9. How likely are you to participate in the Read-a-thon again? What role would you be likely to take next time?  I am making my list of supplies I need to for it now.  Those marshmallow flowers are high on my list of things to make next year.

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