Monday, October 20, 2014

Stuff You Should Know About Stuff by Tripp Crosby, Tyler Stanton

Stuff You Should Know About Stuff  How to Properly Behave in Certain Situations  Tripp Crosby, Tyler Stanton

Do you know how to properly conduct yourself in a public restroom? What about while in the midst of a profoundly awkward silence? Have you perfected how to get out of helping your friend move?

If you answered no to those questions, then you need Stuff You Should Know About Stuff, the book that future anthropologists will no doubt call "the Rosetta Stone of handling trivial life situations."

From the guys who created the viral videos “Sh*t Nobody Says” and “Things You Can't Do When You’re Not in a Pool," Tripp and Tyler bring you the written word in Stuff You Should Know About Stuff, a guide instructing you how to navigate the treacherous waters of life’s extremely trivial situations.

There are even photos and illustrations for people who enjoy photos and illustrations and stuff like that. You can read it from cover to cover or you can choose to educate yourself only in conjunction with your bowel movements. Totally your call there.

Stuff You Should Know About Stuff places the priority on the trivial experiences of life, because that's where we spend most of our time; trying to recover from going for the fist bump when a casual acquaintance wanted a high five.

This book definitely had some hilarious pages! I laughed my way through almost all of it. There is a good bit of information on levels of greeting intimacy that I found especially funny. There are some great things about email and twitter and so on that I enjoyed as well. This book is written in a way that makes it seem like you are in the room with these guys and I love that. This was definitely a fun read!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, October 17, 2014

It Happened at Christmas by Debbie Mason

It Happened at Christmas  by Debbie Mason

Free-spirited activist Skylar Davis is out of money and out of options. After using up her trust fund trying to save the world, she hides out in Christmas, hoping the kindness of friends will help her forget the reckless actions of her past. All goes well . . . until she comes face-to-face with one of her mistakes: the town's gorgeous young mayor.

Ethan O'Connor likes his life drama-free and predictable now that he's about to make the move from small-town politics to the Colorado State Senate. Then Skye blows back into town, as impulsive and passionate as he remembers. If word ever got out about their night together-the night he's never been able to forget-the scandal could cripple his career. Yet as he starts his campaign, Ethan finds that, like the town of Christmas itself, he can't get Skye out of his head . . . or his heart.

This book was great! I did not want to put it down! Skylar is absolutely hilarious and Ethan......well, he grows on you. Hahahaha. The obstacles that they go through in this book, the way the obstacles were written, kept me wanting to keep reading to see what was going to be next. This was a great read that I thoroughly enjoyed!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, October 13, 2014

Just His Taste Candice Gilmer

Just His Taste Candice Gilmer

Avalynn Fay is not a typical Fairy Godmother. She wears leather body suits, rides motorcycles, and prefers bourbon to anything fru-fru. Probably why she is assigned new charge, Jason Gregorian—a PI who drinks bourbon and loves to cook barbecue.Jason’s a good guy. Generally decent. Even willing to pretend to be his ex-girlfriends date for a wedding, so she won’t be alone while her ex struts around with his latest squeeze on his arm.Should be easy, right?All Ava has to do is talk to him, feel him out a bit, and she’ll know exactly how to get the wheels in gear. Except when she meets Jason, suddenly no one is good enough for him.Not even Tessa, his intended Happily Ever After.It’s enough to make a fairy godmother want a healthy shot of bourbon—right before she breaks all the rules.
Ok, so I stepped way out of my comfort zone on this book but I read the description and thought I would give it a try. Though I did find it to be a strange concept (a fairy and a human falling in love), I did enjoy it alot. I liked the characters throughout the whole book and the story line was definitely different. I would like to read the other books in this series now!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Friday, October 10, 2014

Just One Spark Jenna Bayley-Burke

Just One Spark Jenna Bayley-Burke

Once the flame is ignited, there’s no escaping the heat.Just One, Book 1 Hannah Daniels reads steamy romance novels so she can forget her lack of a personal life—and the fact that the one time in her life she took a risk on love, her heart was left in pieces. Her busy schedule means she reads whenever she can make time. Like at thelaundromat while sitting on top of a washing machine.Mason McNally has waited his whole life for a woman who stirs his soul. When hefinds her, she’s nose-deep in a racy paperback, perched atop a vibrating washing machine.Her beauty, boldness and raw sensuality definitely stir something in Mason. But there’s aproblem. He’s forgotten he’s wearing a wedding ring.No amount of hasty explanations that it’s for his brother’s psychology experiment keepsher from disappearing. Now he’s consumed with finding her again and convincing her that her first impression was wrong, and their spark of attraction is oh so right.

This book was great! I loved the comedy mixed throughout. The relationship between Mason and Hannah is perfect in m opinion. I know, I know, that is strange but lets look at it shall we. They bicker and fight but it is not serious. They have a strong connection and strong feelings for each other. They will be together forever!

I loved that their first meeting was not this perfect, love at first sight, meeting. There was drama and I loved it! Him wearing a ring (don't worry, he was not married) and her reading a romance book while sitting on a washer. That is awesome!

***This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review***

Monday, October 6, 2014

Terms of Surrender by Sheila Seabrook

Terms of Surrender by Sheila Seabrook

Description from the publisher:

ER nurse Harley Jane Davis has dedicated her life to helping others. Now she’s the one in trouble, and the only person she can rely on is Gage Toryn—the man she’s secretly been in love with for years.
A man on the edge…
Gage would do anything for Harley, except give in to the hungry passion that sparks between them. He’s hiding a terrible secret, one guaranteed to destroy any chance at a relationship. And even though Harley haunts his dreams and makes him want to be a better man, he knows she could never love him if she learned about his ugly past.
Family, future, forever…
When a situation with Gage’s brother endangers Harley and his nieces, Gage offers them refuge in his home—and the battered pieces of his heart. But can he overcome his fear of commitment and open up about the past? Or will his secret destroy his last chance to have a relationship—and a real family—with the only woman he’s ever loved?
This book was great! I loved the secrets, twists and drama. I felt like the big drama at the end should have been a little bigger. I was looking for more, but all in all, it was a fun read!

I enjoyed the characters. Some of them I love, some I hate but I still enjoyed them all and they came together to make a well rounded story.

***This book was given to me by the publisher  in exchange for an open and honest review***