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Hey friends, it’s Eri here and I’m super excited to help out with the cover reveal of Umbertouched by Livia Blackburne! Fair warning, the synopsis does spoil the climax of the first one so be wary ❤ but I cannot wait to read this book. Umbertouched is one of the books that I mentioned I would do unspeakable things for, so if you haven’t read Rosemarked, the first one, I would highly highly recommend it. Also, scroll all the way down to win three of Livia’s books, including Rosemarked, all signed!

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2018 is a year of great releases. I know preemptively it’s going to be hard to keep up with all the amazing content coming out each month. Also, we have already been blessed with several to die for books like The Cruel Prince. But there are still many more to come that we cannot help but dream about. And contemplate doing unspeakable things for…

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Trope Tuesdays are a meme originally created to discuss, define, and explain one trope that you feel any range of emotion for, and then give your verdict on the trope. You can learn more about Trope Tuesday here.

In today’s edition of Trope Tuesday, I’m going to be talking about Tropes that are Deal Breakers for me which means 99.999999% of the time, you won’t catch me reading them. But, sometimes an author will come along that can do it right.

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❈ Huge thanks to First To Read for providing me with a galley ❈

Screen Shot 2018-01-12 at 10.33.28 AM.pngTitle: The Wedding Date
Author: Jasmine Guillory
Release Date: January 30th, 2018
Category: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.

On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…

After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…

They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want….

 

After reading The Wedding Date, I created my “Favorite Reads of 2018” shelf on Goodreads and promptly added this book to the list so that should tell you how well things went.

Over the years, Fake Dating & I have had a rocky relationship. Plots revolving around Fake Dating are an easy way to get me intrigued, but they tend to fall short in actuality. Was that the case with The Wedding Date? Definitely not.

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Hello friends! This is Eri, and I’m super honored that I’ve joined onto Lacy Literacy as a co-blogger. If you have no idea who I am, you can frequently find me lurking on twitter yelling at Alexis for not reading books I tell her to (I’m currently listening to a vampire series she recommended to me so clearly, I’m the superior friend.)

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Welcome to the Athlete Heroines in Romance Master List!! There are 200+ books including Young Adult, New Adult, and Adult novels along with every genre from Paranormal to Western. This list will be updated as I find more books (and in the future with former athlete heroines).

Not too long ago, I was compiling books for a blog post about Athlete Heroines in Young Adult novels. From a young age, sports have been an integral part of my life so naturally I wanted to focus on Athlete Heroines. Then, I started thinking about how I wanted to read more New Adult and Adult Romances with Athlete Heroines. 

There seems to be a huge lack of focus on Athlete Heroines in Sports Romance recommendation lists. More often than not, there will just be recommendations with Heroes who are athletes (and usually white ones at that). Naturally, I couldn’t help but compile a list showing all the Athlete Heroines that exist in Romance (because you know how I am with promoting women in male dominated fields *cough* STEM Heroines in Romance Master List *cough*).

I hope this helps you to find your next favorite read. And maybe even gets you inspired to try out a new sport in the New Year 🎉. 

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Welcome back to Trope Tuesdays, a meme created by yours truly.

Trope Tuesdays are a meme originally created to discuss, define, and explain one trope that you feel any range of emotion for, and then give your verdict on the trope. You can learn more about Trope Tuesday here.

In today’s edition of Trope Tuesday, I’m going to be talking about New Adult Tropes I Hate & Books that Subvert them. This post as been a long time coming. I hope you can find some new recommendations & further think on tropes that exist in NA novels.


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You’re probably wondering why I’ve been MIA for over a month. Well, a bout of chronic illness struck basically leaving me incapable of doing anything other than sleeping. You’re totally jealous, I know.

While sitting in my bed watching Stranger Things, I started thinking about what books I read when I get sick. When I do have my bouts of sickness, I always seem to come back to certain books for a reread to get me through my days. Do I recommend all of these books? Probably not, but they do something good for me.

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Audiobooks have been my SAVIOR in the year 2017. I am eternally grateful for them. Since I started listening to audiobooks, they have become an integral part of my reading life. I think audiobooks are amazing, which is why I want more people to read them.

In an effort to do that, I’m going to be sharing reasons why you should listen to them, give some advice on how to get started, and there will be a giveaway for three audiobooks at the end to get you started on your audiobook journey~

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