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The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller (Q/A + Giveaway)

The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller ( web | tweet ) Previously reviewed: Big Sky Wedding Publication Date: May 27, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin Pages: 384 Target audience: Adult Keywords: small towns, Wyoming, friendship, old loves, fathers/sons Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Instead of a fairy tale ending at her wedding 10 years ago, Hadleigh was practically […]

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January 27, 2015 - 9:01 am

The Marriage Charm by Linda Lael Miller | Review & Giveaway, Estelle - […] Add THE MARRIAGE CHARM to Goodreads | Buy on Amazon | Buy on B&N | THE MARRIAGE PACT review […]

June 8, 2014 - 3:33 pm

Alexa S. - Oh, you and your cowboys, Estelle 🙂 But really, this book sounds like a fun read! I really love a good romance novel, but it’s even better that this one has three best friends in it too 🙂

June 7, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Ann - It would definitely be the food. haha

June 7, 2014 - 11:51 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been wanting to try out Linda Lael Miller’s books for awhile now, I just haven’t gotten around to it. I LOVE romances that have main characters having really strong friendships. I think Nora Roberts is really good at that.

Glad you liked The Marriage Plot. I’ll have to add it to my TBR list.

Tête-à-tête with ONLY EVERYTHING’s Cupid a.k.a. True

Greetings, friends! It’s a special, special day at Rather Be Reading Blog. Contemporary YA author Kieran Scott has granted me special access to the leading lady of her new trilogy, ONLY EVERYTHING. That’s right. Today I am talking to True a.k.a. Cupid. I know, I know… you are wondering why cupid isn’t a chubby little […]

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October 5, 2014 - 9:01 am

Shelve It: Obsessed With the Library, Estelle - […] Summers by Una LaMarche Only Everything by Kieran […]

September 29, 2014 - 9:01 am

Complete Nothing by Kieran Scott (YA Review) - […] Add Complete Nothing to Goodreads | Buy on B&N | Buy on Amazon | My Interview with True […]

May 3, 2014 - 1:53 am

Alexa S. - Based on the description of True’s character, I could totally see Anna Scott playing her role in a movie! After reading this adorable + fun interview, I’m definitely excited to read Only Everything. It sounds like it’s going to be so fun!

April 30, 2014 - 10:06 pm

brittany @ The Book Addict's Guide - Super cute! I also think Anna Scott is so adorable so I love the comparison!
I’m so hesitant about Greek mythology just because I haven’t done well with mythology adaptations lately so they’re not high on my list as of now, but this sounds really fun and totally different! Definitely keeping it on my radar 🙂

April 24, 2014 - 11:26 am

Karen H. - I want go read this book because Kieran Scott wrote it! I love all her books and I think this series will be amazing, just like her other ones.

April 23, 2014 - 10:15 am

Daphne - this is great! it sounds like a fantastic book & I want it now! 🙂 i love a light-hearted mythology book.

April 22, 2014 - 8:03 pm

Danielle @ Love at First Page - I have been loving the fluffy contemporary YA books coming out this year, and glad to hear this is in the same vein!

But, mm, NOT happy about dissing Andrew and Emma! They are so cute together! Especially in interviews. <3

Estelle: Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins (Blog Tour)

Waiting on You by Kristan Higgins ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: March 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin HQN Pages: 464 Target audience: Adult Keywords: first love, matchmaking, small towns Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Colleen is part owner and bartender at O’Rourke’s, one of the busiest restaurants/bars in town. She […]

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October 3, 2014 - 9:00 am

In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins (Review + GIveaway) - […] Goodreads | Buy on B&N | Buy on Amazon | Review of WAITING ON YOU by K. Higgins […]

April 6, 2014 - 12:12 pm

Amy @ bookgoonie - Higgans does beautifully balance the funny & sexy. She made believe in first loves with this one.

April 4, 2014 - 10:13 pm

Alexa S. - “BUT HE IS SO HOT AND SO NICE AND SO HIM.” —> So, basically, this quote is a BIG reason that I want to read this one! But seriously, I love the fact that it’s swoony AND funny. That’s always a winning combination in a contemporary romance for me 😀

April 4, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Anna G - Great review! I’m gonna have to add this to my to-read list!

April 4, 2014 - 12:19 pm

Asheley (@BookwormAsheley) - Hey E! YES TO EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS ONE! I think, maybe, this is my favorite in this series so far? Although they are all so CHARMING and great, it’s hard to say. But man I loved Colleen and her matchmaking and her ability to throw out everyone’s favorite drink SO MUCH. I’m seeing everyone love this one. LOVE LOVE LOVE. Jack’s book is next WHEEE!

April 4, 2014 - 11:46 am

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve been seeing Waiting On You all over the blogosphere lately, and all the positive reviews have convinced me that I need to check out this series by Kristan Higgins. I love family stories, and small town stories, and books that have great characters.

Thanks for the review, Estelle. 🙂

April 4, 2014 - 10:11 am

daphne - fantastic review, i agree with all of it! people need to buy this book!

The Sound of Letting Go: A Review + Author Interview

The Sound of Letting Go by Stasia Ward Kehoe (website | twitter) Publication Date: February 6, 2014 Publisher: Viking Children’s Pages: 400 Target Audience: Young Adult Keywords: books written in verse, autism, female trumpet player Format Read: ARC received from the author. Summary: Daisy’s family life is very complicated as they are constantly on pins and needles around her younger […]

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February 6, 2014 - 2:25 pm

Stasia - Thanks so much for hosting me here at Rather Be Reading, and for your kind comments, Alexa & Lucy. Most importantly…CONGRATS on the new bundle of joy, Magan!!!! — Stasia

February 4, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Alexa S. - What a beautiful review, M! The way you write about THE SOUND OF LETTING GO makes me definitely want to read it, and soon. I love a story that can really make you feel for the main character, and this sounds like one.

I also loved your interview with Stasia! Her answers and your questions are both very thoughtful, and I loved reading it all. Definitely added to my excitement about this book!

February 4, 2014 - 11:20 am

Lucy @ The Reading Date - I’m so excited this book is finally out this week! I love emotional reads (and verse novels!) so this is right up my alley. I’m anxiously waiting for my library hold to come in, though your Buy It rating (and that pretty cover) is tempting me to pre-order.

Lovely interview, ladies!

Coming Soon: Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott (Giveaway!)

The countdown is on… Elizabeth Scott’s newest book, Heartbeat, is going to be making its way to shelves on January 28th! I just read it last week, and I really liked it. In fact, I’m making easy for you today. Here are three reasons this book should be on your radar: Are you convinced yet?! […]

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December 26, 2013 - 12:36 am

Bookworm1858 - I’m so excited about this one as I adore Elizabeth Scott’s writing and I feel like she hasn’t got enough buzz. Hoping to read it this weekend!

December 20, 2013 - 7:44 pm

Alexa Y. - I honestly can’t wait to get to this one! I’ve had it for what feels like FOREVER, and I’m still intrigued by what I heard about it at BEA. Your 3 reasons are enough of a reason to encourage me to pick it up sooner rather than later, so that’ll definitely be happening!

December 19, 2013 - 7:52 pm

Shelly - I’ve read an ecopy of this and I really enjoyed it! I think the discussions surrounding Heartbeat are going to be really interesting. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

December 19, 2013 - 3:04 pm

Devyn - This definitely sounds like a winner to me and I think I may be in love with that cover! I love a good story about a bad boy 🙂

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally On Tour (Review + Giveaway)

Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: December 3, 2013 Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire Pages: 304 Target audience: Young adult Keywords: horses, responsibilities, family obligations, class differences Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. Last book we received by M. Kenneally: Things I Can’t Forget Summary: New town, new school, new […]

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December 8, 2013 - 7:28 pm

Mandie Baxter - Adored this book. Can’t wait for the next two.

December 2, 2013 - 10:28 pm

Anna - I <3 horse racing, so this might be my favorite of this series so far!

December 2, 2013 - 12:02 am

Blog Tour: Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally Review and Giveaway - BO-OK NERD CANADA – Young Adult, Children and Adult Book Reviews - […] 26th -Alluring Reads >> Review + Top 10 List -Rather Be Reading Blog >> Review -Book Twirps >> […]

November 28, 2013 - 1:16 am

Bookworm1858 - I always love the sound of Kenneally’s books but I had really strong negative reactions to the first two so I’m unlikely to try this one-I don’t want to read something that might make me angry but I’m glad you loved it!

November 28, 2013 - 1:05 am

elena - one day, i shall finally give these books a shot! i like what you said about how this is more grown up because they really do sound more mature than typical teens. i used to LOVE reading about horses when i was younger (like saddle club) so yay for horses in the story. thanks for your review!

November 26, 2013 - 8:00 pm

Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life - Estelle, this review makes me want to pick up this entire series this very second! I’m seriously loving the sound of these characters- I think I would be able to relate to them so well. I love how they’re actually mature, and how Savannah is dedicated, but in a different way. I think that would make me immediately like her. I think I would also like Jack a lot- because it can be such a struggle to get taken seriously as a high schooler (I’ve experienced this many times while book blogging, actually). People tend to make these generalizations, and thus, treat you the same, even though you’re different from other kids your age. I can relate on so many levels.

I also love how you pointed out your love for some of the secondary characters- this makes me very excited for the fact that we get a ton of secondary character development! I’ve always loved seeing that in books.

Lovely review, Estelle! <3

November 26, 2013 - 5:53 pm

Alexa Y. - I am SO excited about Racing Savannah, particularly after hearing you rave about it on Twitter. I just caught up on the Hundred Oaks series this year, but I love it dearly and cannot wait to meet Savannah!

November 26, 2013 - 2:36 pm

Hannah - This made me so happy to read. I love Miranda Kenneally so much, and while Catching Jordan will always hold a special place in my heart, Racing Savannah comes in at a close second =) I love that you say reading Miranda Kenneally is like sitting down to coffee with an old friend. It’s so true.

November 26, 2013 - 1:41 pm

Tammy - I’ve only read the first book Catching Jordan and I loved it. I need to catch up with the rest of the series.

November 26, 2013 - 9:54 am

Giselle - So happy you loved it! Savannah was such an easy to like character and I was kind of fascinated by the horse topics as well as the whole live-in maids (pretty rare around here). Great review, Estelle! 🙂

November 26, 2013 - 9:25 am

Amy @ bookgoonie - Me & The Kid can’t wait to read the newest addition to the series.