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GIVEAWAY: 10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

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One broken heart, ten blind dates—and a whole lot of confusion!

Sophie wants one thing for Christmas—a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private (read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’ house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan: Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity. With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

When Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not available.

This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever . . . or is it?

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10 Blind Dates is a romp-y romance with a dash of hilarious family chaos is part of the revival of fresh, high-concept YA rom-coms in the vein of Jenny Han and Morgan Matson.

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About the Author

ASHLEY ELSTONAshley Elston is the author of several novels including: The Rules for Disappearing (a finalist in the Best Young Adult Novel category of the International Thriller Writers Thriller Awards) and This Is Our Story. She has a liberal arts degree from Louisiana State University in Shreveport and worked for many years as a wedding photographer before turning her hand to writing. Ashley lives in Shreveport with her husband and three sons.


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Today is the last day of our Blogiversary celebration! We hope that you have loved going through our lists of book boyfriends and favorite heroines!  If you missed one, they are our Fiercest BBFs and Kindest BBFs, Favorite Heroines and Darkest BBFs. So for today, we are going to talk about Our Most Tortured BBFs. These men completely enrapture our hearts, we ache for them as the story progresses and we can’t stop thinking about them long after we have closed the book. We hope you’ll want to meet all of our favorites too! And we’re wishing you lots of luck on our giveaways below!  Enjoy!  And thank you for celebrating with us!

Kulti from Kulti by Mariana Zapata
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Mariana Zapata knows how to write a leading man and Kulti is no exception. He is surly and brooding and has absolutely no problem barking orders at his team, especially Sal. There’s a reason why he is so tortured, tortured enough to pass out drunk in a bar, alone, requiring Sal to come to his rescue. However, underneath all that attitude and snark, is a kind man who wants to help others. His belief in Sal’s abilities and potential never waivers and there’s nothing he wouldn’t do to help her succeed.

“What would I gain from telling you the first moment I realized you were meant to be mine? Nothing. You’re supposed to protect what you love, Sal. You taught me that. I didn’t wake up one day and know I didn’t want to live without your horrible temper. I saw so much of me in you at first, but you aren’t like me at all. You’re you, and I will go to my grave before I let anyone change any part of you. I know that without a doubt in my mind. This,” he pointed between us. “This is what matters.”



Nathaniel from Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
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Nathaniel took one more step and halted, his spine straight. He didn’t turn around, as if he couldn’t bear to face her. 

“I like it here,” she said, the truth surprising her as she spoke. “It almost feels like—like a home to me. I feel safe. I’m not afraid of you or your nightmares.”

He laughed once, a bitter, humorless sound. “You barely know me. You haven’t seen what I can do, not truly. When that happens, I expect you’ll change your mind.”


Rhen from A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
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A sound chokes out of my throat. I want to weep for an entirely new reason. The burning pain has reached my head, and my eyes begin to cloud with stars. 

“You are responsible,” she says, her terrible voice fading away. “You, Rhen. You alone will destroy them all.”



Rob from Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer
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Once upon a time, I would stride across the park- ing lot and those bodies would part like the Red Sea. Everyone knew me. Everyone wanted to be me.

Now? No one wants to be Rob Lachlan Jr.

Not even me.




Luc from The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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While I never ever thought I would say this, because Daemon has been my #1 bbf for the last five years, Luc not only challenged him but he grabbed first place.  I feel so disloyal saying that, but Luc was EVERYTHING!  He was hilarious, sigh worthy and charming without even trying.  He made me laugh, sigh and when I started to see how much he protected those he cared for, it was astounding.  

I wanted more than kissing. I wanted—
“What do you want?” he asked, his gaze holding mine.
“You,” I whispered, cheeks burning.
“You have me.” His thumb dragged along my lower lip. “You’ve always had me. Always.”



Ash from Bad Habit (Bad Love #1) by Charleigh Rose
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Asher Kelley, aka Ash, quickly owned my heart and his tortured soul spoke to me.  His history broke my heart, so even though he could be the biggest douche bag ever, he was also addicting and charismatic without even trying.  No matter what he did, Briar and I kept getting pulled in further and Ash will always be one of my top book boyfriends!

This thing between Briar and me is like a runaway train. It can’t be stopped, and it’ll take us both straight to hell.

“Tell me, Briar,” I whisper, getting closer to her ear. “Did he make you come from a kiss like I did? Does he know what you sound like as you do? Because I can still hear you. I can still see you.”


Colton from The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad by Cookie O’Gorman
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Colton was my favorite type of guy, sigh.  He’s one of those where you have to dig and look for clues, to see who he truly was.  And while he came across as a conceited, cocky, jerk who got into fights and skipped school, he could also be so sweet to Sadie.  So when he stood up for his brother or did things that would steal my breath, how could I not love Colton with everything I was. Colton was the ultimate pierced, bad boy who quickly captured my heart.

When I finally worked up the courage, I followed my instinct and pulled the ring into my mouth, giving it a short tug.
That was when I realized just how much he’d been holding back.
With something like a growl, Colton slanted his mouth over mine, and the kiss went from a slow burn into a wildfire.



Court from The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
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Court, Court, Court.  You have so much baggage to your past that it’s hard to comprehend how you could have ever had any kind of hope and trust in humanity again.  Yet, you did. And you welcomed Mykal, Franny and even your brother back into your life. You are so strong and kind to your core and that’s what really made an impression to me.



Stork from The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
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Stork is a Saltarian that was raised by his kind’s mortal enemies, the humans.  He had to bear the burden he did growing up and even more so when he met up with Franny, Court, and Mykal.  It was obvious he wanted to give Franny her answers so bad but wouldn’t for the longest time because of being duty bound to the admirals.  Loooooved his character.



Fiske from Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young
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I don’t belong to you.” I repeated the words I said to him that night he pulled the stitches from my arm. This time, to lift the weight that pressed down onto him and silence whatever words were whispering in his mind. 

And because a small part of me still wanted them to be true.

Yes, you do.” He pulled the hair back out of my face so he could look at me. “Like I belong to you.



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BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay #8) by Jill Shalvis

I absolutely adored this book! So check out my review below and enter in a fabulous giveaway to win a copy of the first book in this series! Enjoy!

BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Wrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay #8) by Jill ShalvisWrapped Up in You (Heartbreaker Bay #8)
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It’s love. Trust me.

After a lifetime on the move, Ivy Snow is an expert in all things temporary—schools, friends, and way too many Mr. Wrongs. Now that she owns a successful taco truck in San Francisco and an apartment to call home, Ivy’s reinvented life is on solid ground. And she’s guarded against anything that can rock it. Like the realities of a past she’s worked hard to cover up. And especially Kel O’Donnell. Too hot not to set off alarms, he screams temporary. If only his whispers weren’t so delightfully naughty and irresistible.

Kel, an Idaho sheriff and ranch owner, is on vacay, but Ivy’s a spicy reason to give his short-term plans a second thought. Best of all, she’s a tonic for his untrusting heart, burned once and still in repair. But when Ivy’s past intrudes on a perfect romance, Kel fears that everything she’s told him has been a perfect lie. Now, if only Ivy’s willing to share, Kel will fight for a true love story.


Wrapped up in You was a feel good story that ended with the most perfect epilogue.  It was so emotional that I had tears in my eyes and you couldn’t knock the smile off my face!  If you aren’t familiar with the Heartbreaker Bay Series, each book can easily be read as a standalone.  Each one is about a different friend finding their happily ever after, but I definitely recommend going back and reading the previous books in this series!  I heart them so much!  So if you adore love stories that are complex and heartfelt, a group of friends you want to be a part of and a hero that’ll make you swoon hard, then pick this one up!

She’d been making up stories about her family since she’d been little, each different, each more exciting than the last, and all as far from the truth as she could possibly get. Because the truth wasn’t a story, it was a nightmare.

I loved Ivy Snow in the previous book Playing for Keeps, since she was Sadie’s best friend.  Ivy was sassy, tough and always helped others.  And I loved that she took care of herself and ran the local taco truck.  But while growing up, Ivy had a hard life.  She was wounded and damaged from her past.  Even her closest friend Sadie didn’t truly know all there was about her.  But from the moment Ivy met Kel, there were sparks between them and just his presence alone threatened to tear down her high walls.

“Okay, I’ll give this to you—you’re funny. And maybe also sexy as hell, but this isn’t happening, Cowboy.”
He’d take sexy as hell any day of the week. “We’re just talking.”
“Uh-huh,” she said dryly.

Kel O’Donnell was the cousin of Caleb, who was engaged to Ivy’s best friend.  He was a cowboy from Idaho, who was on a two week leave from being a sheriff.  I quickly fell for Kel, it was so effortless.  He was a good guy who was protective of his friends and jumped right into situations to help others.  But there was so much mystery surrounding this man.  From why he was taking a leave to what was going on with his family that lived in SF.  While we slowly started to learn about his past, I just wanted to hug and protect him, and never let him go.

He hadn’t had much to smile about in a damn long time, but something about Ivy, hell, everything about Ivy made him feel . . . lighter.

Kel and Ivy felt like two peas in a pod.  They were both damaged by their pasts and jaded from family.  Plus they both had huge walls around their hearts.  But any time they were together, sparks flew and their banter made me smile and laugh.  It all felt so natural, but at the same time magical.  And while Ivy tried to put up a fight, to not let him get to her, I loved that she started to waiver when mystery and suspense took hold of her life.  But he was supposed to head back home to Idaho after two weeks in San Francisco.  And while Ivy had never put roots down, this was the first time she truly had a home and friends.

He stroked the pad of his thumb over her lower lip, kissed it again and then did what he didn’t want to do, what he was starting to realize he would never want to do—leave her.

Wrapped up in You was a complex love story that will pull at your heart.  Ivy and Kel both made mistakes with each other and they had a very bumpy path.  And while this was an emotional story, there was the banter, tentative friendship and heat between Kel and Ivy that rounded out this story perfectly.  Plus their friends added so much lightness too.  So yes, I absolutely adored this book and I can’t wait to read the next one in the Heartbreaker Bay Series!


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.




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Today we’re talking about our Darkest BBFs. These men take our breath away, even with all of the darkness within them! If you haven’t met all of them yet, we hope you will! And don’t forget about our wonderful giveaways below!
PS If you missed out on our previous blogiversary posts, they were Fiercest BBFs and Kindest BBFs, and Favorite Heroines.

Aeduan from The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard
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I say darkest because he does have some dark stuff going on but….he’s always a softie inside and has a weakness for ~certain~ people, lol.

Te varuje.

I trust you as if my soul were yours.



Adam Moynihan from Every Other Weekend by Abigail Johnson
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When we first meet Adam, he is in a very dark place. His eldest brother has died in a very tragic accident and as a result, his parents have separated. With this separation, he and his other brother, are required to go back and forth from his family home to his father’s apartment every other weekend. Adam is angry at the world, blames his father for his crumbling family and is constantly arguing with his brother. Adam’s salvation comes in the form of his neighbor Jolene, who is also required to spend time at her father’s apartment every other weekend. Over time, Adam begins to adapt to his situation and even tries to correct it, but he also knows that he’s risking his relationship with Jolene if his family reunites and the visits to the apartment complex cease. How much more tortured and star-crossed can you get?

He stopped halfway inside the building and took a deep breath without taking his eyes from me. Then he dropped his bag to the floor and crossed the lobby in three long strides, sending my heart pounding. His arms went around me, and my feet were lifted from the ground as his face was buried in my shoulder. If he noticed how I stiffened when he embraced me, he didn’t show it. “I really needed you to be here, right here. I wouldn’t have made it another step. How’d you know that?”



Dante from Legendary (Caraval #2) by Stephanie Garber
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“If you’re here to learn about Legend,” he said, “I can tell you more than anyone inside there.”

“Would you tell me who he is?” Tella asked.

“You know I can’t do that.” 

“You could if you were Legend.” 

Dante’s voice rumbled with a laugh. “If I was Legend I’d definitely never tell you.” 

“Because you don’t trust me?” 

“No,” he answered slowly, gently tugging her even closer. “I’d hold on to my secret because I’d want to keep playing the game with you, and if I told you the truth it would spoil all the fun.”


Vicious from Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by LJ Shen
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“I want you,” he said simply. “Just you. Nothing else. Only ever you,” he breathed out in pain, closing his eyes. “Fuck, Emilia. You.”


Penn from Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
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I love you, Daria Followhill, and I think you love me, too. In fact, I think we fell at the same time. You, like rain, in drizzles, over the weeks. Me, like the fucking sky above my head, all at once, crashing without the faintest chance of stopping.





Christian Allister from The Maddest Obsession (Made #2) by Danielle Lori
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Christian Allister was a Fed who was involved in the mafia.  His many shades of grey bled together and lead him again and again to the dark side.   He was cold, calculated and in control.  Yet it was impossible for me not to love him, especially when he was around Gianna and let his guard down for a second.  Christian was seductive, dark, protective and I was obsessed with him.

His hand on me, rough, and covered in the blood of all his enemies— and most likely innocents— shouldn’t affect me the way it did. But I was burning up, and I needed more. So much more.


Her Husband from Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins
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Psyche was fated to marry a monster who was described as a dark-deeded winged serpent.  Yet her husband wasn’t anything like she expected.  He was compassionate, heartfelt, listened and tried to make her happy, I absolutely loved her husband.  I want to say sooooooo much more but I can’t, you just have to read the book. ♥ 

 “I cannot say all the things I wish to say.” His voice was deeper and huskier than ever, sending a ripple through me. “But if you listen, Psyche, listen to my touch…perhaps you will hear.”



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BLOGIVERSARY + GIVEAWAYS – Our Favorite Female Leads

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Since we’ve already had two posts talking about our Fiercest BBFs and Kindest BBFs, today we’re going to talk about some of Our Favorite Female Heroines. These are the women we look up to, respect and absolutely love! So have fun meeting our favorite heroines and we’re wishing you lots of luck on our giveaways below!


Evie from The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
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I had no clue how I would feel towards Evie, aka Evelyn Dasher.  Her father played a horrific role in The Lux Series and I hated him with a passion.  But right from that first page, I loved Evie.  She was just so relatable, logical, sweet, kind and had the hugest heart ever.  Plus I loved that she didn’t just fall for Luc either, she made him work for it!

Our stares connected , and the effect was instantaneous. Everything around us faded, and there was just us, and this . . . this sensation of falling. I couldn’t look away as this feeling surfaced, rushing to the top.
I’ve been here before.
My breath caught as a wave of tight shivers rippled over my skin. That thought didn’t make sense. I hadn’t been here with him before.


Sunny from Sunset Rising (Sunset Rising #1) by S.M. McEachern
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I loved Sunny right away!  She was fierce, brave and extremely loyal.  Plus I loved her endurance, strength and how she always worked at making herself better.  She was someone people could look up to and respect, so I instantly connected with her. 

My voice caught on hitch as tears stung my eyes, and I shook my head and silently admonished myself because crying was such a weak thing to do. And there was no room for weakness in the Pit.


Psyche from Soul in Darkness by Wendy Higgins
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Psyche proved herself that she was born to be a queen, when she agreed to marry a monster to help her village.  She was brave, spirited, determined, smart and I absolutely loved her!

All I knew for a fact was that if he was an enemy, he was the most dangerous enemy possible, because when I was with him, my heart, my body, and my soul wanted him.



Franny from The Raging Ones (The Raging Ones #1) by Krista and Becca Ritchie
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I LOVEDDD Franny so much.  She grows so much into herself as the series progresses and I loved watching her grow into her potential.  I loved that she questioned everything and wouldn’t rest until she got answers. Most of all, I loved the closeness she had with Court and Mykal and then her friends at Stardust and eventually Stork, too.



Safi from The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard
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She is SO badass and has the funniest insults of all times!

“Yes,” Safi breathed, swaying into one of the men holding her up. She flashed a grin at him and said, “I’m Safiya fon Hasstrel, and I can do anything.”


Iseult from The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard
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Our OTHER resident badass.  I love the friendship between Safi and Iseult.  Might be one of my favorites in a series of all time!

“I hate this. Both the storm and the plan. Why does it have to be ‘we’? Why not just me?”

“Because ‘just me’ isn’t who we are,” Iseult hollered back. “I’ll always follow you, Safi, and you’ll always follow me. Threadsisters to the end.”


Mare from House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig
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This book honestly came out of nowhere and absolutely surprised me in the best possibly way. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC and after the first chapter, I was absolutely hooked. One of the main reasons was how much I loved the main character, Annaleigh. Here is a girl who has lived through unspeakable tragedy, with multiple members of her family dying, many under mysterious circumstances. But nonetheless, she still continues to fight for her family and tries to figure out what is happening to her and her family. I loved Annaleigh’s dedication and concern for her sisters and her blossoming relationship with Cassius, but most of all, I loved how strong and brave she was, even under the most dire circumstances.




Evie from The Diviners (The Diviners #1) by Libba Bray
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Some mornings, she’d wake and vow, Today, I will get it right. I won’t be such an awful mess of a girl. I won’t lose my temper or make unkind remarks. I won’t go too far with a joke and feel the room go quiet with disapproval. I’ll be good and kind and sensible and patient. The sort everyone loves.

But by evening, her good intentions would have unraveled.


Celia from The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
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Celia is hard to quote because…everything she and Marco say is so magnificent and bold and beautiful…and the story is shrouded in mystery. So what quote? This one just stuck with me, and I really loved it…Celia has a way of putting simple statements into words that I, myself, could not have expressed so perfectly. 

“You’re in the right place at the right time, and you care enough to do what needs to be done. Sometimes that’s enough.”



Claire from Outlander (Outlander #1) by Diana Gabaldon
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They’re both wonderful quotes of fragility and fierce determination she can’t quite conquer, in these moments.  Otherwise she’s a bossy boots. I love her!

…to step outside the group, let alone to stand against it, was for uncounted thousands of years death to the creature who dared it. To stand against a crowd would take something more than ordinary courage; something that went beyond human instinct. And I feared I did not have it, and fearing, was ashamed.


I felt as fragile and as brilliant as the glass, as though I would shatter with a touch, and fall in glittering fragments to the floor. If I had meant to spare either Jamie’s emotions or my own, it seemed I was very much too late





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