Monday, October 15, 2012


I was sucked in to this story by page two. There were several factors in why I related to this story, but mostly I just felt the characters right away. I found this to be beautifully consuming. This is my favorite kind of chick-lit book. It isn't just shallow and silly, it isn't depressing while still being deep and real, it talks about sex without having detailed sex scenes. I find these kinds of books so rarely that I get very excited when I find one.

How far would you go for the best friend who broke your heart? This internationally bestselling novel tells an enchanting tale of life’s most unpredictable loves and heartaches, and the unforgettable bond between a single woman and an extraordinary five-year-old girl. From the moment they met in college, best friends Adele Brannon and Kamryn Matika thought nothing could come between them—until Adele did the unthinkable and slept with Kamryn’s fiancĂ©, Nate. Now, after years of silence, the two women are reuniting, and Adele has a stunning request for her old friend: she wants Kamryn to adopt her five-year-old daughter, Tegan.

Besides the difference in skin color—many will assume that headstrong, impulsive Kamryn is Tegan’s nanny—there’s the inconvenient truth that Kamryn is wholly unprepared to take care of anyone, especially someone who reminds her so much of Nate. With crises brewing at work and her love life in shambles, can Kamryn somehow become the mother a little girl needs her to be?

This was drama in the best way. Not over the top, but still enough out of ordinary life to make it very interesting as a reader. Plus, it is topped off with loveable and real characters. 

Read more about it HERE.

Monday, October 8, 2012


I really enjoyed Oram's Being Jamie Baker and was excited to read her new book. Oram has a great voice and her stories move along in a delightful way. Serial Hottie gets extra points for being totally original, the premise is kind of strange, but it works. The heroine Ellie is sassy and adorable. However, I'm not sure what I thought about the "hottie" Seth, he is kind of a crazy, overprotective love interest. Yet, throughout the book, his nutso actions are not ignored by other characters, especially Ellie so Oram makes it work (in the context of the book). Although I have to say for my own sake that girls should NOT date boys like Seth, go out and find another less crazy boy to love and life will be much easier I promise you!

Hockey-obsessed tomboy Eleanor Westley has never been the object of a guy's affection before. So when the hottest boy she's ever seen moves in across the street and starts treating her like she's the center of his universe, naturally she's going to be a little skeptical. But everything starts to make sense when girls who look just like Ellie start dying all around the city. Obviously the new guy is the killer, and of course he only likes her because he wants to slice her into tiny pieces. Right? The more Ellie gets to know Seth the more she's convinced he's a psychopathic killer. Problem is, he's the sweetest psychopathic killer she's ever met. Not to mention he's brutally hot. No matter how hard she tries, she can't help but fall for him. Will Ellie find true love, or will her summer of firsts turn out to be a summer of lasts?

I also enjoyed the bonus material with a few snippets from Seth's POV, although it did not make him seem less nuts to me. 

Both Serial Hottie and Being Jamie Baker are available for your Kindle for a great price. You can check them both out HERE

Read more about Serial Hottie on goodreads HERE.