Thursday, September 5, 2013

Blog Tour: Imperfectly Perfect by A.E. Woodward

Imperfectly Perfect by A.E. Woodward  
Series: A Series of Imperfections #1
Publication date: June 19th 2013
Genre: Adult/17+ Contemporary Romance

Emma, Tyler and Shane have been best friends since they were kids. Along with their college addition, Rob, the four friends have an exciting life in NYC. In fact, Emma Sloan appears to have it all.

Despite being happy with her current situation, a big family announcement leaves Emma questioning whether she is truly content with her life. With her thirtieth birthday fast approaching she vows to find her ‘perfect’ man any way she can. But Emma will soon discover that the path of true love never runs smoothly and that sometimes, instead of chasing love, you have to wait for love to find you…
Author Bio:

A.E. Woodward lives in Vacationland with her husband and two children.  Between her day job and the pursuance of a master’s degree, she wrote her first novel.  Her novel Imperfectly Perfect, will be the first book in A Series of Imperfections.

My Thoughts:
Imperfectly Perfect was a light read focused on a woman’s journey, changing her life to find her perfect person. We start off with Emma living with ‘her boys’, care free. When Emma is told some news about her sister, she is forced to re-examine everything she thought made her happy.

I really liked this book. I found that I could really identify with Emma as I am currently going through some of the same issues as her. Emma is smart and successful but I didn’t really like her calling women bimbos by just looking at them with basically no justification.

I have to say what made the book for me, was the boys: Shane, Tyler and Rob. I wish I had guy friends like them. No matter what, they have each other’s back through thick and thin. They also provided a lot of comic relief which definitely made the book all that more enjoyable.

The author’s writing style was extremely easy to read and I found that it flowed really well. I finished the last half of the book in one sitting because the writing style was so pleasant and of course I wanted to know what was going to happen.
I really liked how the book played on the ‘perfect’ factor. Instead of finding the perfect person (this person doesn’t exist), you have to find the perfect person for you. This is a motto I have had had for myself for many years, something I always tell my friends.

I also really liked that the book was both in Emma’s and Shane’s POV. You found out a lot about what Shane went through when they weren’t speaking. I felt bad for the guy but I thought he could of spoke up sooner about his feelings for Emma; it definitely could have saved a lot of heartache for the both of them.

I am definitely looking forward to reading the other books in the series which will feature the other boys.

My Rating:
4 out of 5 stars

Monday, September 2, 2013

Top Tens & Giveaway: Spring Training by Parker Kincade

For baseball superstar Garrett Donovan, his contract with the New York Empire baseball team meant he’d finally have the means to secure a future for his family. He should focus on that…not on the sassy, beautiful Jessa Montgomery — or what she looks like naked. Getting involved with the daughter of the Empire’s owner would be career suicide. Jessa is a distraction he can’t afford.
Her father had warned her never to get involved with his athletes, so his request that she keep an eye on his new star player came straight out of left field. The last thing Jessa needs is another spoiled, egotistical ball player to deal with. But Garrett is none of those things. His no-nonsense attitude and smooth Southern charm make her blood burn and her knees weak. Giving into temptation, she is consumed by the pleasure she finds in Garrett’s arms.
Jessa wants to protect his career. Garrett won’t let anything get in the way of their passion.
A passion that could cost him everything.


About Parker

Parker Kincade is an award-winning erotic romance author of The Martin Family Series. Her first novel, One Night Stand, won the category of Best Erotic Romance in the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers Golden Claddagh contest and was named finalist in the Romance Writers of America/Passionate Ink Stroke of Midnight contest.

Parker lives in the southern United States with her husband, children and beloved boxer sidekick. She loves reading, playing golf, spending time with her family and friends, ice cream from the ice cream truck, taking her dog to the park and watching old musicals.  

Top Tens

Parker and Garrett Top Ten: Baseball Movies

In honor of my latest release, Spring Training, I decided to come up with a list of my favorite baseball movies … and I’ve enlisted the help of Garrett Donovan, current badass rookie for the New York Empire ball club, and Spring Training’s leading man.

I want you all to know that Garrett and I had a blast arguing about which movies to list, but we both agree that Field of Dreams is our favorite. Garrett because he loves baseball, and me because I have a thing for Kevin Costner.

Here they are! Parker and Garrett’s Top Ten Baseball Movies

1. Field of Dreams
2. Bull Durham
3. Moneyball
4. The Sandlot
5. For Love of the Game
6. The Pride of the Yankees
7. Major League
8. Summer Catch (Garrett wants it on the record that he DIDN’T vote for this movie…)
9. A League of Their Own (…or this one)
10. Eight Men Out

Do you have a favorite baseball movie?

Until next time!
~Parker and Garrett


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Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stacking the Shelves (19)

Welcome to this week's Stacking the Shelves by Tynga`s Reviews. It is about adding books to my shelves I received during the past week whether it is physical or virtual.

Bought from Chapters/Indigo:

Release Me (Stark #1) by J. Kenner

Claim Me (Stark #2) by J. Kenner

Received for Review:

Freeing (Fading #1.5) by E.K. Blair

The Stark trilogy books were on sale so I decided to get them. I have read the first book Release Me so far and it is really good. I am now reading Claim Me and I am really enjoying it. My review for Release Me will be up on the blog in the next couple of weeks.  
I also got Freeing for review. I read Fading which is the first book and it was amazing. I am looking forward to reading Freeing. 

Thanks for stopping by!