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Estelle: Your Perfect Life by L. Fenton & L. Steinke

Your Perfect Life by Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke ( web | tweet ) Publication Date: June 10, 2014 Publisher: Washington Square Press Pages: 304 Target audience: Adult Keywords: magic, regret, friendship, Hollywood, Freaky Friday, motherhood, marriage Format: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: Casey and Rachel have been best friends since they were kids, […]

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July 13, 2014 - 10:35 pm

Alexa S. - I have a feeling I’ll be ordering this book next week, or visiting a bookstore to snag it. There’s seriously something so intriguing about this story! I love that it’s a Freaky Friday situation between besties, and that it made you think about those questions in your last paragraph. Great review, as always, and you don’t need to tell me twice to buy it 😉

July 13, 2014 - 7:43 pm

Nuzaifa @ Say It with Books - Your Perfect Life sounds both intense and funny at the same time! It sounds like the kinda read that makes you think back and re-evaluate your priorities.

Definitely adding this to my wish list-Quite surprised that I haven’t seen this before!

Brilliantly reviewed, Estelle! 🙂

July 10, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - Gahhhh I meant The Change-Up not The Switch. lol Silly Courtney!

July 10, 2014 - 4:39 pm

Courtney @ Courtney Reads A Lot - This book sounds intense! Definitely like Freaky Friday or The Switch (great movie btw)! I’m glad you enjoyed it. It really sounds like a heartfelt, touching read. Beautifully written, Estelle!

July 10, 2014 - 11:09 am

Meg - I was a Chick Lit is Not Dead reader for ages, so I’m super pumped to read this one. So glad you enjoyed it and to know it’s worthwhile!

July 10, 2014 - 9:16 am

Daphne Trumps - gah! i can’t wait to get my hands on this book. fantastic review, it sounds like everything i could hope for in a book like this is there.

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.

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!

Estelle: Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre

Come a Little Bit Closer by Bella Andre ( web | tweet ) Part of The Sullivans romance series. Release Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 384 Target audience: adult Keywords: movie business, sisters, family, San Francisco Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley (thanks!) Last reviewed: Let Me Be the One with BUY […]

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April 1, 2014 - 1:50 pm

Jessica - I just read this book and honestly, I skipped over every single screenplay insert. I didn’t care! I wanted to get back to Smith and Valentina!!!

March 29, 2014 - 12:42 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I’ve three Sullivan romances, and I’ve liked them all. I love how Andre focuses so much on family too. I shoudl really jump back in on the Sullivan train. It’s been a couple months since I’ve read one.

I’m glad you liked Smith’s story, because he is definitely one Sullivan I’ve been interested in.

March 28, 2014 - 11:28 pm

Alexa S. - This series sounds like it would be so fun to read! I love that this one has that whole movie star aspect to it, and your thoughts on the story have got me curious about finding out when and how these two make it happen. (Because it does happen, right? RIGHT?)

Estelle: The Chance by Robyn Carr (Thunder Point Series)

The Chance by Robyn Carr ( web | tweet ) Part of the Thunder Point series. Publication Date: February 25, 2014 Publisher: Harlequin MIRA Pages: 368 Target audience: Adult Keywords: father/daughters, romance, small towns Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Last book I reviewed by Carr: The Hero Summary: After getting to know Thunder Point in a professional […]

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June 27, 2014 - 9:01 am

The Promise (Thunder Point) by Robyn Carr - […] big families Format read: ARC paperback from Little Bird Publicity. (Thanks!) We last reviewed: The Chance by Robyn […]

February 27, 2014 - 4:50 pm

Alexa S. - I have a soft spot for the Thunder Point series, mostly because I really do love the characters and the setting. I can’t wait to read The Chance, just because it would be fun to revisit everyone and get to know these two a little better. Great interview too! I’d totally hang out at Cooper’s place or the diner.

February 26, 2014 - 7:21 pm

Danielle @ Love at First Page - I tried to read a Robyn Carr book (from her Virgin River series) but could not get into it for the life of me. 🙁 Usually I’m okay with romances that have minimal plots – it just leaves more room for the characters and relationship – but it was just toooo slow for me.

February 25, 2014 - 6:32 pm

Quinn @ Quinn's Book Nook - I haven’t read any of Robin Carr’s books, but I am very curious about them. I think the covers always look so dreamy.

Estelle: The Curl Up & Dye by Sharon Sala

The Curl Up & Dye by Sharon Sala ( tweet | web ) Publication Date: February 4, 2014 Publisher: SourceBooks Pages: 288 Target audience: Adult Keywords: Southern living, childhood friends, small towns, moving forward Format read: ARC from Publisher via NetGalley. (Thanks!) Summary: LilyAnne has been stuck in a rut since her fiance died in […]

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February 20, 2014 - 7:32 am

Molly | wrapped up in books - This doesn’t sound like something I’d normally pick up, but you’ve made me want to check it out! A small town romance sounds like what I need right now 😉

February 17, 2014 - 11:15 am

Asheley Tart (@BookwormAsheley) - This looks kind of cute! You know how I love the Southern settings and you have described EXACTLY the small town type of atmosphere that I grew up in. This sounds kind of fun and I am curious about what you describe near the end of your review with the 911 calls and such. I’m going to library this one! Thanks E!

February 17, 2014 - 11:01 am

Melissa @ i swim for oceans - I love the sound of this one – especially the title. It doesn’t sound like it’s without its flaws, but it also sounds really fun and quirky – just my type. Lovely review, Estelle!

February 14, 2014 - 12:02 pm

Alexa S. - Curl Up & Dye is such a clever title! But seriously, I would pick it up just because of that. The story sounds pretty cute too, as I’m a sucker for small-town romances 😉