Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday Release Celebration (Reviews, Excerpt, Giveaway)

Three Little Words, the third and final book in Jenny Holiday's Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series, releases on January 29th, and I am excited!

Read on to check out my reviews of all three books in the series, an excerpt of Three Little Words, and to enter a giveaway paperback copies of *all three books in the series!*

Three Little Words

Author: Jenny Holiday
Series: Bridesmaids Behaving Badly, book 3
Publisher: Forever Romance (January 29, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback, 384 pages
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Gia Gallo is officially in bridesmaid hell. Stranded in New York with her best friend's wedding dress, Gia has six days to make it to Florida in time for the ceremony. And oh-so-charming best man Bennett Buchanan has taken the last available rental car. Looks like she's in for one long road trip with the sexiest - and most irritating - Southern gentleman she's ever met...

Bennett's pretty sure that if there was ever a woman to break his "no flings" rule, Gia would be it. Sure, she's stubborn. She's also funny, smart, and the attraction between them is getting hotter with every state line they cross. While Bennett doesn't do casual, Gia doesn't do "relationships." But if they break the rules, this unlikely pair might discover that their impromptu road trip could turn out to be the best ride of their lives.

Read my review of Three Little Words here.

You can also check out my review of One and Only and my review of It Takes Two, as well as my mini-reviews of the novellas Once Upon a Bride and Merrily Ever After. That's right, I've read the entire series including the novellas. I also own One and Only in both paperback and audiobook - Jenny's just *that good*. Ready for that excerpt now?

Cover Reveal: Handle With Care by Helena Hunting

Handle With Care

Author: Helena Hunting
Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks (August 27, 2019)
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The next book set in Helena Hunting's hilarious and sexy world of Shacking Up!

Exclusive Excerpt
NOTE: This is an unedited excerpt and is subject to change.

I’m startled out of my thoughts when my brother jumps up and shouts a
bunch of profane nonsense, hands flailing like he’s trying to swim on land, or
approximate the chicken dance while on an LSD trip.
“You can’t do this! It’s absolute bullshit!” Armstrong yells.
I look around the table, trying to piece together what I missed.
“I’m sorry, Armstrong. I know this is a shock, but we feel it’s in the company’s
best interest to put Lincoln at the helm during this transitional stage,” G-mom says
At the helm? I look to G-mom who’s busy not looking at me.
Armstrong jabs at finger at himself. “But I’m the one who’s put in all the time
here! I deserve to run the company! Lincoln doesn’t know the first thing about
Moorehead. All he knows how to do is dig wells and forage for food in the
wilderness. How are those valuable assets here?” He turns his attention to our
mother. “Did you know about this? How can you let this happen? Look at him. How
can that be the face of our company? He looks like he crawled out of a gutter and
mugged a twenty-year-old college kid on a bender. How is this better for our bottom
My mother clasps her hands in front of her. “I’m sorry, Armstrong, but this
decision wasn’t mine to make. I know this is hard for you, but your grandmother
and fath—”

Armstrong stomps his foot, exactly as a toddler would. “The company is
mine! Lincoln can’t have it!”
I raise a hand, half to quiet my brother and also to find out what the freaking
deal is. “Whoa, let’s back this bus up. Can someone explain what’s going on?”
“You’ve been appointed as the CEO of Moorehead Media, according to the
will,” Christophe—no R, because that would make it far too pedestrian a name—my
father’s lawyer says.
I’m working on trying to remain calm as I address my grandmother. “You
didn’t say anything about me being CEO. You said you needed my help.”
“Running the company, yes,” she says through a practiced, stiff smile.
It’s her warning face, but seriously, when she said she needed my help for a
few months I figured it meant I’d be keeping Armstrong in line while she sorted out
who was going to take over the company, which I realize now was a stupid
“I didn’t think that meant CEO. How am I going to run a company with this
dickhead on staff?” I motion to my brother.
“The name calling is unnecessary,” G-mom replies.
“Lincoln’s not even part of this family! He hasn’t attended one event in the
past five years except for Dad’s funeral. He didn’t bother coming to my wedding and
now he’s going to run the company? How is that fair?”
I snort. “Your wedding was an expensive joke.”
He crosses his arms over his chest. “I was set up. Amalie had cold feet and
made me out to look like the bad guy.”

The woman beside him shoots him disgusted look.
Armstrong clears his throat and tugs at his collar. “My wedding is not the real
issue. The point is that you’ve never involved yourself in any part of this family and
now you think you can come in and take over. I will not stand by and let this
happen!” He keeps jabbing his finger at me, as if he’s engaged in a finger sword fight.
I lean back in my chair and lace my fingers behind my neck. Armstrong has
always been reactive. And self-absorbed. For a while it seemed like he finally had it
together—back when he was engaged. But ever since that fiasco of a wedding he
seems to have come completely unglued. Again. But worse this time. “Someone
needs a timeout.”

About the Author
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Book Review: Bound for Eden by Tess LeSue

Bound for Eden

Author: Tess LeSue
Series: Frontiers of the Heart, book 1
Publisher: Berkley (May 1, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback, 304 pages
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The first novel in a new western historical romance series that will take readers for the ride of their lives on the Oregon Trail.

Alexandra Barratt has found the perfect man—it's a shame he thinks she's a boy...

Fleeing from the murderous Grady brothers, Alexandra disguises herself as a boy and joins a frontier party heading West, with her brother and sister in tow. The wagon train is captained by the irresistible Luke Slater, who's never met a woman he couldn't charm.

At first, Alex can't believe the way every woman in town falls at Luke's feet, including her suddenly flirtatious sister. But when she sees him naked in the bathtub, she finds herself swooning over him too. If only she could wash the muck of her face and show him who she really is. Unfortunately she has more pressing concerns...

The Gradys aren't about to let Alex, nor the small fortune she stole from them, slip through their fingers. Only by maintaining her ruse does she have a chance of protecting her family. But fate, it seems, is conspiring against her.

Discussion #24in48 Readathon

I was originally going to do another installment of Project: Re-Shelf Yourself today about how to decide which books to weed out, but with all the stuff about Marie Kondo's methods on Twitter and Instagram and in the blogosphere this past week or so I just couldn't stomach it. Maybe next week. INSTEAD, today I'm going to gush about how excited I am for the #24in48 Readathon next weekend!

"What's the #24in48 Readathon?" you ask! WELL! 
#24in48 Readathon is a readathon the takes place over two days, and in that two day span you try to read for 24 hours (thus, #24in48). This year it takes place on January 26-27, 2019, and I'm going up to my best bookish bud Ariel (aka Peekaboo)'s house to spend a glorious weekend reading with her and our pal Annie. (These are also the amazing women I'm going to KissCon with in April!) I'm extra excited to do #24in48 because I'm going to be missing the spring session of Dewey's 24-Hour Readathon this year because it will fall on that same Saturday as KissCon. :/ 

I'm still trying to decide exactly how I'll track my hours for #24in48. On their page one of the ways they suggest is using the stopwatch on your phone, and that seems like a great idea! That way when I need to take a break I can just hit stop and them resume. I'm a little scared I'll accidentally hit reset though! Ari and I also have MEGA BIG PLANS to hit up the YMCA in her neighborhood for WATER YOGA on Saturday morning (that is apparently a thing!!) and also a water dance fitness class called "WAVE" on Sunday morning. It should be tons of fun! I'm heading up to her place on Friday night so we can cozy in - and get some meal-prep done so we don't need to take time away from reading to cook all weekend! 

Do you participate in any readathons? What are your faves? Are you planning to do #24in48? If so, are you planning to track your hours (and how??)

Book Review: Crazy Cupid Love by Amanda Heger

Crazy Cupid Love

Author: Amanda Heger
Series: Let's Get Mythical, book 1
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (January 29, 2019)
Mass Market Paperback, 416 pages
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Have you fallen deeply in love, 
But get nervous approaching your dove? 
Don't be stupid; 
Hire a cupid! 
'Cause sometimes love needs a shove. 

Eliza Herman (a.k.a. The World's Worst Cupid) has spent her entire life carefully avoiding her calling as a Descendant of Eros. After all, happily-ever-afters are nothing but a myth. But when a family crisis requires her to fill in at the local Cupid-for-hire shop, Eliza finds herself enchanting couples under the watchful eye of her assigned mentor, Jake Sanders...the one man she could never get out of her head. 

Before long, Eliza is rethinking her stance on romance—until things start going terribly wrong with her enchantments. Now Eliza and Jake must fight to unravel a conspiracy that could destroy thousands of relationships, including their own...and spell the end of Love itself. 

No pressure, right?

Book Review: Just This Once by Mira Lyn Kelly

Just This Once

Author: Mira Lyn Kelly
Series: The Wedding Date, book 3
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca (October 2, 2018)
Mass Market Paperback, 320 pages
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He can’t have her.
So he moves in with her…
What could possibly go wrong?

As heir to a chain of luxury hotels, Sean Wyse III always gets what he wants. So when he sees a freeloading roommate taking advantage of his spunky best friend, Molly Brandt, he doesn’t hesitate to step in. He kicks out the roommate…and moves himself in. 

Molly loves quality time with Sean, but spending nights with him one wall away threatens to wake the crush she thought she’d gotten over. A crush Sean knows nothing about, which might be a problem…considering how hard Sean’s been working never to think of Molly that way.

Blog Tour: Once Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole

Alyssa Cole returns with a fun, sexy romance novella in the Reluctant Royals series!
While her boss the prince was busy wooing his betrothed, Likotsi had her own love affair after swiping right on a dating app. But her romance had ended in heartbreak, and now, back in NYC again, she’s determined to rediscover her joy—so of course she runs into the woman who broke her heart.
When Likotsi and Fabiola meet again on a stalled subway train months later, Fab asks for just one cup of tea. Likotsi, hoping to know why she was unceremoniously dumped, agrees. Tea and food soon leads to them exploring the city together, and their past, with Fab slowly revealing why she let Likotsi go, and both of them wondering if they can turn this second chance into a happily ever after.

About the Book

Once Ghosted, Twice Shy
by Alyssa Cole
Reluctant Royals
Contemporary Romance
Avon Impulse
Publication Date
January 8, 2018
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Three Little Words by Jenny Holiday Release Celebration (Reviews, Excerpt, Giveaway)

Three Little Words , the third and final book in Jenny Holiday's Bridesmaids Behaving Badly series, releases on January 29th, and I am ...