Book Review: Take Me to Nirvana by J. Y. Barris

Title:  Take Me to NirvanaTake_Me_To_Nirvana_JY_Barris

Author:  J. Y Barris

Published:  January 10, 2023

Source:  Owned

Type:  e-copy


Nothing is as it seems when Tom hires a mysterious woman to work at his shop. After he loses contact with her, their brief bond eventually leads him to set out with his detective brother to find her…

Take Me To Nirvana is a beautifully crafted novel that celebrates hope and courage. It is a raw, powerful story that follows the sudden disappearance of Amber, a young woman struggling to reconcile a haunting past with her new chance at a normal life. The book delves deep into her troubled mind, and the strange, sometimes gruesome challenges she faces in finding closure.

A Psychological Novel Raising Awareness of Childhood Abuse

In 2020 in the USA, over *7 million children were subject to childhood abuse. In over 90 percent of cases, at least one parent was involved. Take Me To Nirvana aims to throw light on the high prevalence of parent-initiated abuse in the USA and help victims find a route forward to healing and happiness. 

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Some years ago, I was approached by J. Y. Barris to read and review her first novel “Erase”. I was a beginner book blogger, focused mainly on vampires and fantasy books. “Erase” was so far out of my comfort zone! But I did it. I don’t know what pulled me to that book, but I read it and loved it so much! So she has become an auto-buy for me.

When I learned about her upcoming release, I preordered it without even reading the blurb. I knew I would love this book, but I didn’t know how much. I can openly say that January 10th was the best day so far this year, since it is the day this book arrived to my Kindle. I fell in love even from the opening lines.  The author begins “Take Me To Nirvana” with a dedication for the victims of child abuse:

This book is dedicated to every child abuse survivor. Sorry if life has been a massive lemon but thank you for trying your best every day to turn it into a colorful lemonade. If you are still haunted by your childhood trauma, let Nirvana carry your sorrow as I hope you find peace within yourself after reading this book in its entirety.

To describe it in few words, Tom Ager hires Amber Simmons to help him organize the activities for his plumbing business. The young woman seems desperate for some help and appears to be looking for a fresh start. Amber’s mysterious life intrigues Tom, so when one day she fails to show up for work, he starts investigating her disappearance. An entire bunch of characters becomes involved, each following their own interest. At the same time, our female main character looks for her own stability and purpose in life.

What is important to mention from the beginning is that there are no perfect characters. All are perfectly flawed, and their flaws actually become helpful at one point in the story. Each plays a role, each falls in like a fitted puzzle piece. So, while there are characters with mental health issues, there are also characters whose personalities may, apparently at least, hinder them to reach a certain goals or social status. We have Tom – a business owner, but unable to have a romantic relationship, Gabe – an apparently carefree guy, working a job just for the income while dreaming of becoming a rockstar, Tom’s brother – looking for professional recognition. Then there is a psychologist, whose sole purpose is to see her patients finally having a shot at life, or even Amber’s strange “sister”. In her own mind, she looks for happiness, in a twisted way.

Characters aside, what is made loud and clear is how much abuse can mess up one’s ability to cope with reality; how much a healthy support system can straighten the child, or teenager or adult. There is this immense power in all of us, but sometimes we need signs or guides to learn how to let it loose Therapy, a good therapist, is more than important in this journey and I like how the author presented the relationship between patient and doctor. This book is so perfectly built, I am at a loss of words!

Favorite Quote: There are quite a few quotes I’ve marked down. One of those is:

“No, I mean it in the most accepting way. Everyone’s a little weird, a little strange in this world, wouldn’t you agree? So don’t be so hard on yourself. I say live life to the fullest, enjoy it in whichever way to please…”

It is not the only place where the author points out that we should be more focused on building a life that satisfies our own expectations, not others. Learn to make yourself happy, learn to love yourself.

Cover Review: Even the cover sends a message. I can tell you what I understand from it, though, at some point I hope to ask the author. The artwork is simple, yet bold. The girl with her eyes covered makes me think about all the children that we don’t know about who fall victims to abuse (physical or emotional), with a future uncertain. Sometimes we don’t care, sometimes we even close our eyes to such cases. Sometimes we are ignorant, but kindness is free, emotional support is also free. The red in the title is like a strong cry to happiness, to finding a path. Nirvana is not just a character, it is our special place.

“Take Me to Nirvana” is not just about finding a lost woman. It is about finding that place of happiness, or at least a comfortable level of satisfaction. It is about navigating the tumultuous waters of this life and learning to make camp somewhere, setting up roots. There are so many reasons why this book should be read, and I would make this review incredibly long to speak about all. But, to summarize, J. Y. Barris tells a story with so much to learn from. Her message is loud, clear, important and helpful at the same time, as stated by her in the preface:

My mission with “Take Me to Nirvana” is to write something that gives hope to people affected by childhood trauma and to raise awareness of child abuse. I hope this book will provide them a sense of “you are not alone”, and that it will give them the courage to find their own peace and move beyond their past.

5 stars

There are times I feel I am not able to do justice to books such as this one. I feel I don’t have the right vocabulary or knowledge in general. I hope, from the bottom of my heart, that this review at least sparked our interest. Until next time, Happy Reading!

About The Author JYBarris

I’m a writer, relationship coach, graphic and app designer, an illustrator and artist based in Prior Lake, MN. I work with editors, bloggers, entrepreneurs and app developers to transform ideas into existence.

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Release Blitz: The Hustler Next Door by K.A. Tucker +Review)

He fooled the wrong woman.

The Hustler Next Door by K.A. Tucker is now live!

From the international bestselling author of The Simple Wild and Ten Tiny Breaths comes a new stand-alone enemies-to-lovers, small-town romance.

Justine MacDermott is in what she would call a transition period: squatting in her best friend’s house and working in an appliance store in Polson Falls while the man she was supposed to marry starts a new life with someone else.

She’s definitely not thinking about slashing his tires and wishing his vital extremities would fall off.

When newcomer Garrett Harrington strolls into Murphy’s Appliances looking to buy a refrigerator, Justine convinces herself she’s found her rebound. Or the next love of her life. Either works. But a chance encounter leads her to discover that Garrett isn’t who he made himself out to be, and he’s more interested in hustling her kindly old boss out of his family business—and using her to do it.

Furious at being fooled by yet another man and itching for retribution, Justine enlists the help of unlikely townsfolk to battle Harrington Group’s big-city development plans for Polson Falls.

It’s all going to plan … until Justine finds herself crossing enemy lines.

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Available exclusively on Amazon & Kindle Unlimited Jan. 5th



This book was amazing to say the least! It’s so easy to read, fun and addictive.

Justine moves to Polson Falls to mend her broken heart and try to find a little bit of tranquility with her best friend and her boyfriend. Her otherwise not so boring life is interrupted when a new development company threatens to change the historical look of the small town. To her disappointment, the hot guy that just entered the appliances shop she works at is actually the guy handling the “remodeling”. Well, that’s too bad! Together with some of Polson Falls’ elders, she does all that she can to stop   Garrett Harrington’s “malicious” intentions.

There are a lot of things that I’ve enjoyed, starting with the banter between our main characters and the atmosphere of the small town, with best friends and gossip. Our main characters each have a strong personality and fight for what they believe. If in the beginning none is willing to listen to what the other has to say, they will manage to figure things out on their own. Where Garret appears to be a bit more willing to reach a middle ground, Justine is stubborn and does not intend to allow another man to step on her. I appreciated as well the best friends and family, who provided support for her when she sees her ex again.  I appreciated a lot of things!

Suffice to say I devoured this book! I read it in one night and oh, what a night it was. I do hope you’ll enjoy it as well!

Until next time, happy reading!

5 stars


Meet K.A. Tucker

K.A. Tucker writes captivating stories with an edge.

She is the internationally bestselling author of the Ten Tiny Breaths and Burying Water series, He Will Be My Ruin, Until It Fades, Keep Her Safe, The Simple Wild, Be the Girl, and Say You Still Love Me. Her books have been featured in national publications including USA Today, Globe & Mail, Suspense Magazine, Publisher’s Weekly, Oprah Mag, and First for Women.

K.A. Tucker currently resides in a quaint town outside of Toronto.

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December Wrap Up and January TBR

Hey all,

After a million years, I am back to writing wrap ups and TBRs. It’s refreshing in a way to see my monthly progress and objectives. I missed this kind of articles.

December Wrap Up

You cannot imagine how happy it makes me seeing the number of books I have read in December. It has been a long while since I had such a productive month. Unfortunately, only a few of these books remained close to my heart. Some were major disappointments. Unfortunately, I found the good Christmas romance books more to the end of the month. Anyway, these are the 11 books that am managed to finish, in no particular order:

  1. Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
  2. Find Me: A holiday Romantic Comedy by Liz Lincoln
  3. To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise
  4. Junk Mail by Kendall Ryan
  5. The Christmas Princess by Patricia McLinn
  6. It Ends with US by Colleen Hoover
  7. In a Holidaze by Lauren Christina
  8. Tis the Season for Revenge by Morgan Elizabeth
  9. A Very Merry Bromance by Lisa Kay Adams
  10. The Left Turn by Becky Parker Geist
  11. Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy

January TBR

Major plans for the first month of 2023. I have at least 15 books. I am still waiting for a feedback for some blog tours and maybe I can squeeze in more books from NetGalley. I’ve already finished 2 from this list, so looking good for the moment. Ok, these are the titles I am tracking for the moment:

  1. The Hustler Next Door by K.A. Tucker
  2. A Kiss at Christmastide by Christina McNight
  3. Stay Over by Kaylee Ryan
  4. Stay Forever by Kaylee Ryan
  5. Stay Tonight by Kaylee Ryan
  6. City Lights, Starry Nights by Kimberly Readnour
  7. Trap Jam by Steven Barwin
  8. Code Name: Genesis by Sawyer Bennet
  9. My Clarity by M Clarke
  10. Deep Dark by Laura Griffin
  11. One Duke Down by Anna Bennet
  12. Cusp of Darkness by Olivia Preya
  13. Hierarchy of Blood by Jennifer Haskin
  14. Dragon’s Heart by Michelle Rabe
  15. Heartless by Elsie Silver

I have high hopes for at least half of these books. I cannot wait to tell you all about them. Let me know in the comments what are your reading plans for January or if you have read any of the books from my TBR. Until next time, happy reading!

2023 Resolutions

It is that time of the year again, the time for planning and hoping that 2023 will be full of accomplishments. I will not look back on what I was expecting for 2022. It’s pointless. The year was great in so many ways and terrible in others. I can say it was balanced in a weird way. I have high expectations in 2023. I know the year will be difficult, with a lot of challenges, but I hope to stick to my resolutions this time.

Bookish Resolutions

1. Be consisten in posting : for the last days of 2022, I’ve managed to post daily and I hope to keep this up in the next year.
2. Be more involved in the community: I have not been the best person at attending on line bookish events or book clubs, but I intend to change that effective immediately.
3. Be more active on Instagram: so far, I’ve been posting often enough and even shared some stories. I hope you’ll like my photos and follow me there 🙂
4. Be organized: I have tried to keep my books in order using Goodreads but it didn’t work for me. So I’ve switched to excel. It’s more familiar to me, as I am using it at work and it will help me generate some statistics.
5. Grow my beta reading activities: I want my blog to sustain itself financially and hopefully beta reading will do just that.
6. Diversify my articles: so far, I am posting a lot of book reviews. I like my reviews and I hope you like them as well, but I do want to add something else, to promote the authors in more ways than just a review.
7. Achieve my Goodreads reading challenge: I failed miserably this year. I will not allow this to happen in 2023!

Non-Bookish Resolutions

1. Keep the negative emotions away: I do not want to be upset because of things that I cannot control. This year I lost too much time disliking people and creating more negative feelings myself. I need to stop that. Life sucks sometimes and it’s allright. No need to make the things worse…
2. Clean up my act: I’ve been all over the place, physically and mentally. I need to stay in one spot and rebuild my solid ground. It will be difficult, but it has to be done.
3. Find my balance: I have a more than 9 hours job, I have a blog and I want a sewing business. There has to be a balance, otherwise I won’t get stuff done. There has to be a mental balance.
4. Exercise: so far I have been the worst at this, but it has to change. I did it for a short while and it made me feel good, felt good about myself. In the last 2-3 weeks I kept finding excuses not to exercise. Well… something else that has to change.
5. Grow my sewing experience (after steps 2 and 3 are completed) : I still have a lot to learn. I need time to practice and I need to let my inspiration run free.
6. De-clutter: I have so much stuff that I do not need or use, starting with clothes, books and unused notebooks. I need to make some breathing space in my closet, in my shelves and in my life in general.
7. Finish outstanding projects: my sewing space is filled with projects that I did not finish. This is linked to item no. 6, but it also means that if I start a sewing project, I MUST to finish it.
8. Maybe start a Youtube channel: I’ve been thinking about that a lot. I am not sure yet, but it is on the list somewhere.
9. Do more charity: I keep saying that “when I will have my own business, I will donate a lot!”. Why wait? I can do so much already. I know how to sew, I know how to crochet, let’s start there!

Judging by the number of non-bookish resolutions, it seems I have more work to do on the personal side of things. I know for a fact that 2023 will not be an easy year. It will start with challenges and with tough decisions. But all things will fall into place like puzzle pieces. There is order even in chaos, so there is always a weird order in life as well.

In a world that gets messier and uglier, with conflicts, political interests and natural disasters, be organized, be kind hearted, be patient and helpful. Be healthy and stay positive. Love and be loved. Have a beautiful 2023 and may you accomplish all your resolutions and more!

Book Review: It Ends with Us by Colleen Hoover

Title: It Ends with Us (It Ends with Us #1) Chrsitmasprincess

Author: Colleen Hoover

Published: August 2nd 2016 by Atria Books

Source: Scribd

Type: Ebook


Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up — she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan — her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

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I was mentioning this in my Weekly Quote article that Colleen Hoover is one of the authors that scare me because of all the feelings I have after finishing her books. My heart is shattered into a million pieces and then put back together. Her stories are emotional and with a deeper meaning. So I finally started “it Ends with Us”, mentally prepared for what was going to happen. I had no idea on the content, as I’ve avoided reviews and spoilers for years.

Our main character Lily has had a difficult childhood. With and father having alcohol problems and abusing her mother, she found comfort in her neighbor Atlas. He himself living in precarious conditions, the two form a beautiful friendship. However, the possibility of a better future for Atlas leads to the two being separated. Years later, Lily opens a flower shop in Boston and meets Ryle, a neurosurgeon whose main focused is his career. His relationship is based on always being truthful to one another and that seems to make them both content with how the things are going.Unfortunately, soon after their relationship starts, Lily’s past returns and she finds herself in a similar situation as her mother.

There are so many layers to the story, the most significant one being the courage to walk away from an abusive relation. As the author herself explains in the end, it is difficult to walk away from the ones we love and it is very easy to judge looking from the outside.Colleen Hoover offered a complete insight into Lily’s life and reasoning. Her struggle is between reason and feelings: she knows things will not improve, but she still loves Ryle, or maybe she still desires to fix their broken relationship.

I loved all the other elements in the story as well. Lily wants to have a successful flower shop, so she comes up with a brilliant idea that make her bouquets unique. The friendship she has with Ryle’s sister was beautiful as well. But most important, I like how at some point she comes back to her mom looking for support.

Sometimes, even grown women need their mother’s comfort so we can just take a break from having to be strong all the time

I’ve spoken about this book in a Moody Melon Book Pick article as well and, as I as was also mentioning to the readers over there, we should all take a moment to bring encouragements and positive emotions to all women out there in this situation. I loved this book.

Until next time, happy reading!

3 stars

About The Authorcoleenhoover

International and #1 New York Times bestselling author of romance, YA, thriller, women’s fiction and paranormal romance. I don’t like to be confined to one genre. If you put me in a box, I’ll claw my way out. My social media username is @colleenhoover pretty much everywhere except my email, which is Founder of charity and Book Bonanza.

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Book Review: A Very Merry Bromance by Lyssa Kay Adams

Title: A Very Merry Bromance (Bromance Book Club #5) averymerrybromance

Author: Lyssa Kay Adams

Published: November 1, 2022

Source: owned

Type: Ebook


Country music’s golden boy Colton Wheeler felt the most perfect harmony when he was with Gretchen Winthrop. But for her, it was a love him and leave him situation. A year later, Colton is struggling to push his music forward in a new direction. If it weren’t about to be the most magical time of year and the support of the Bromance Book Club, he’d be wallowing in self-pity.

It’s hard for immigration attorney Gretchen not to feel a little Scrooge-ish about the excess of Christmas when her clients are scrambling to afford their rent. So when her estranged, wealthy family reaches out with an offer that will allow her to better serve the community, she’s unable to say no. She just needs to convince Colton to be the new face of her family’s whiskey brand. No big deal…

Colton agrees to consider Gretchen’s offer in exchange for three dates before Christmas. With the help of the Bromance Book Club, Colton throws himself into the task of proving to her there’s a spark between them. But Gretchen and Colton will both need to overcome the ghosts of Christmas past to build a future together.

Check it on Amazon Goodreads 


In my hunt for Christmas romance stories, my eyes were captured by this lovely cover. Call me shallow, but that’s mostly what we all do. There are a lot of ups and a few downs here and there, but I enjoyed the story immensely.

Colton is an artist apparently struggling with coming up with the next great song. A year after their first encounter, he comes back where it all started between him and Gretchen, in hopes of finding his muse and also the woman he cannot stop thinking about. She comes from a wealthy family but has given up on the luxurious lifestyle and dedicated her work as an attorney to solving immigration cases and making sure people who came to America looking for a home, manage to get one and a decent life. He is all about Christmas and family and love, she is all that Scrooge is. A deal brings them closer than she expected. As much as she tries to stay away, as much as she avoids being enveloped by Christmas lights, as deeper she gets.

I found two main themes in this book, among others: how much growing up in an emotionless family can damage one’s feelings and the Christmas atmosphere, with all the classic elements.

Speaking about the first, Gretchen did not feel the love of a family growing up. As a teenager, she used to act out in hopes of getting some attention. Her brothers always picked on her and even now, all grown up, she is still thought of as useless and a drama queen. I can obviously understand her desire to follow a different path, as far away from them as possible.

Christmas is so well presented in the book. We have Santa in disguise, wrapping presents, homes full of children and Christmas decorations. Everything felt warm and cozy. Even a cold heart like mine and Gretchen’s would melt at that 🙂  I loved how Colton made a crack in her walls and brought love and affection in her otherwise gloomy existence.

There are a lot of other really great elements, but these two just stuck out. There are some scenes that did not stand well with me (not so many, for example, one in which she is extremely eager to have sex with him…too eager, she starts banging her head in the car – eager), which is why I am decreasing one star, but I hope you’ll give this book a try if you are in the mood for a great Christmas romance.

If you want to read more of my thoughts about “A Very Merry Bromance”, check out my article on Moody Melon and remember to comment below on your opinion of the book or the series, if you’ve read it. Until next time, Happy Reading!

4 stars

About The Authorlyssakayadams

Lyssa Kay Adams is the pen name of an award-winning journalist who gave up the world of telling true stories to pen emotional romances.

She’s also a diehard Detroit Tigers fan who will occasionally cheer for the Red Sox because her husband is from Boston. Lyssa lives in Michigan with her family and an anxiety-ridden Maltese who steals food and buries it around the house and who will undoubtedly be a character in a future book.

Things Lyssa loves: Baseball pants, mashed potatoes, and that little clicking sound that scissors make on the cutting table at fabric stores.

Things she doesn’t love: Mean people, melting ice cream cones, and finding food in her underwear drawer.

Keep up with Lyssa on Twitter at @LyssaKayAdams. Please note: She mostly tweets about baseball pants and mashed potatoes.

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Book Review: Tis the Season for Revenge by Morgan Elizabeth

Title:  Tis the Season for Revengetistheseason

Author:  Morgan Elizabeth

Published:  October 25, 2022

Source:  Owned

Type:  e-copy


Abbie Keller thought that Richard Bartholemew Benson the Third would be her forever. In their four years of dating, she never doubted that she wouldn’t end up with his grandmother’s engagement ring on her finger. Sure, she had to change a few things about herself to fit that mold, like dying her hair, dressing more conservatively, and finding golf enjoyable (honestly the most difficult of the changes), but she was sure that at the end of it all, it would be worth it.

That is, until he leaves her crying outside her apartment wearing a Halloween costume, having broken it off with her because she’s just not serious enough. She was just fun, he tells her – and now that Richard has becoming a partner at his law firm in his sights, he needs to focus on work.

So she does what every girl does when she’s broken up with: she calls her friends, gets drunk, dyes her hair, and formulates her plan for revenge. It just so happens that the universe supports her efforts and gives her the perfect match to prove to her ex that he made a huge mistake: his boss.

Abbie starts dating the founding partner of Richard’s law firm, Damien Martinez, with one thing in mind: convincing him to invite her to the huge annual Christmas party as his date.

But when the relationship starts to become something more than casual dating and Abbie sees that the tough New York lawyer has a soft side, will she be able to follow through with her plan of deceit?

Tis the Season for Revenge is a contemporary, grumpy sunshine, age-gap, Christmas romance.

It is a full-length romance with a Happily Ever After that features sexually explicit material and profanity. This book is intended for 18+ 

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 A great rom-com, “This the Season for Revenge” really met its purpose. Abbie’s boyfriend breaks up with her on Halloween.  Not only she cannot believe the news, but also she cannot believe the hurtful words he tells her. Later that evening, she and her friends come up with a plan to get their revenge on  Richard Bartholemew Benson the Third. When a dating app matches her profile with Damien Martinez, her ex’s boss, the plan is set in motion. She wants to prove to Richard that she can get an invite to his company’s Christmas party, that someone else can find her worthy of being a good companion for such an event.

There are so many funny moments, especially when it comes to all the shenanigans Abbie and her friends do o the ex. The romance is lovely as well. Damien is adorable. He is polite, clear with his intentions and with a kind heart. He has principles and is not willing to offer promotions without merit. He has a lot of patience with Abbie, when it comes to building back her confidence.

And this is the part I’d like to insist upon. She was emotionally abused in her prior relationship. Richard was constantly diminishing her self-worth, mocking her job and even forcing her to dress in a way that did not represent her at all. Once given the (unhappy) opportunity to take a step back and see the things as they really were, she realized that the way Richard was treating her was not how love actually looked like. She was living in her own bubble, a world built mainly based on her desires to marry a certain type of man. But abuse takes many forms and love makes us blind and ignorant.

A relationship is like the law. It needs balance. If it’s out of balance, if one person sees themselves as less valuable, the balance isn’t there.

While I appreciated a lot of elements in the book, there are some that I did not enjoy. There is a lot of repetition. Abbie tells her best friends about her date with Damien and it felt just like a retelling with “oh”s and “omg”s or something of the sorts. I unfortunately skipped through these pages. I also feel that the seamy scenes were a bit to steamy for how fun and carefree is the overall atmosphere. They didn’t connect in some strange way.

Favorite Quote:

“Isn’t that a perk for men? A woman who loses her inhibitions?” I ask, raising an eyebrow and smiling.

He laughs again and, damn, he’s got an excellent laugh.

“Losing her inhibitions? Yeah, that’s a plus. But the women I date? They don’t need to drink for that to happen. It just … does.” His smile is feline, sly.

What I like about this quote is Daminen’s confidence and how his maturity is also showing up. Later on, he stands behind this affirmation, belieeeeeve me!

Cover Review: I actually love this cover. It’s all the things Abbie is represented by: the broken heart, the pink, the blond hair and the mocking of the ex. I adore it!

To summarize, I had higher expectations. No, that didn’t come out right. I really liked the story, very much actually. But because of those two elements, I cannot proceed with a clean 4 star rating. I’m going with a 3.5, rounded to 4. An enjoyable Christmas read, which I am sure you’ll like as well.

Until next time, Happy Reading!

Weekly Quote #26


Good Third Day of Christmas Morning, 

Yesterday I missed out on posting the weekly quote. I’m doing my best so far at sticking with the schedules, so I really did not want to bake a “breach” in the process. 

I’ve been struggling to find good holiday romance books. For a few days, I’ve been reading just that. So far I have 3 finished and I will tell you more about them in the review posts. But let’s get to our weekly quote, shall we? “A Very Merry Bormance” by Lyssa Kay Adams:


“No one likes me.”

Colton winked. “With your cheerful disposition? I find that hard to believe.”

“Is that called flirting?” She pressed her hand to her chest. “Be still my beating heart.”


As Colton (our male main character) says, we have the sunshiny (he) and the grumpy (she). The romance is great, with some small things here and there but I liked the book a lot. For a Christmas story, I did like it. I can’t wait to share my thoughts with you guys, but until next time, tell me about your holiday reads. How is it going? 

Until next time, happy reading!

Merry Bookish Christmas!

I hope you’re having a great holiday! If you’re not celebrating or if you’re not feeling festive, at least get a cup of something delicious and a great book (or movie) and relax. Let the joy, the warmth and peace embrace you 😊

Every time during the se days I start planning. Not all my plans end up in practice, or end up being solid in general. But the nice thing is that I am hopeful and more optimistic than ever. So plan something good, start writing your resolutions for the new year and be confident in your dreams and desires.

May the magic of Christmas (whether you believe in it or not) accompany you and your loved ones ✨

Christmas 2022 – Reading List

Happy Christmas Eve!

Thank you for stopping by in such an amazing day! I’m just popping in real quick to tell you my reading plans for the next three days, as I intend to spoil myself with a blanket, tea and books 💕

Without further unnecessary words, here goes my list:

1. A Very Merry Bromance by Lisa Kay Adams

2. Tis the Season for Revenge by Morgan Elizabeth

3. Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy

4. The Left Turn: Two Lives, Worlds Apart by Becky Parker Geist (Audiobook)

5. From This Day by Nora Roberts (Audiobook)

That’s it for now, just a quick update, back to reading. I got 5 books to finish in a short period of time. Check out my other social media sites. I may be posting more 😉

Until next time, happy reading and happy holidays 🎄🎄🎄