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The Perfect Play – Review

The Perfect Play – Review

The Perfect Play (Play by Play #1) by Katie MacAlister Publication date: 01 February 2011 by Berkley ISBN 10/13: 0425238814 | 9780425238813 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Contemporary Romance Keywords: Romance, sports, Cinderella, fairytale Format: Paperback, eBook Source: Purchased   Thuy’s synopsis: The last thing event planner Tara Lincoln needs is the jet-set lifestyle of a football pro like Mick Riley; even though their steamy and passionate one-night stand proved that Mick is an all-star-both on the field and in the bedroom. Tara played the game of love once and lost big, and she doesn’t intend to put… Read more »

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Non-Fiction Review: Miette Bakery Cookbook

Non-Fiction Review: Miette Bakery Cookbook

The Miette Bakery Cookbook by Meg Ray Publication Date: 22 June 2011 by Chronicle Books ISBN 10/13: 0811875040 | 9780811875042 Source:  Purchased Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository From Amazon: Renowned for beautiful cakes and whimsical confections, Miette Patisserie is among the most beloved of San Francisco’s culinary destinations for locals and travelers. Miette’s pretty Parisian aesthetic enchants visitors with tables piled high with beribboned bags of gingersnaps, homemade marshmallows, fleur de sel caramels, and rainbows of gumballs. This cookbook brings the enchantment home, sharing 100 secret formulas for favorite Miette treats from chef and owner Meg Ray. More than… Read more »

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Fool Moon – Audiobook Review

Fool Moon – Audiobook Review

In this second installment to The Dresden Files, Harry finds himself in yet another sticky situation. When a slew of murders occur on the full moon with paw prints found next to the mutilated bodies, Harry is hired by the police to help find the killer before the next full moon and killing spree. The investigation leads him down an unexpected path and Harry finds himself caught between the law, the mob, and more than one pack of supernatural creatures that want him dead.

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How To Ravish A Rake – Review

How To Ravish A Rake – Review

How To Ravish A Rake (How To Series #3) by Vicky Dreiling Publication date: 01 April 2012 by Forever ISBN 10/13: 0446565407 | 9780446565400Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository | Indiebound Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Romance, historical, rakes, regency, wallflowersFormat: Mass market paperback, eBookSource: e-ARC received from NetGalley Thuy’s synopsis: How To Ravish A Rake is the story of Amy Hardwick, a shy wallflower who has vowed that this season will be different. This season, she will not longer be shy and tongue tied out in society. This year, she will use her flair for fashion to make a name for herself… Read more »

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Once Upon A Scandal – Review

Once Upon A Scandal – Review

Once Upon A Scandal (Scandal #2) by Delilah Marvelle Publication date: 18 January 2011 by Harlequin ISBN 10/13: 0373775458 | 9780373775453Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Historical RomanceKeywords: Historical, romance, scandalFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook Thuy’s synopsis: Five years have passed since Jonathan Remington left London for Venice. After declaring his love to the woman of his dreams he vows to come back to vie for her in seven months time. However, fate has other plans and Jonathan is forced to stay in Venice. His reasons are mysterious and he cuts off all communication from Victoria. Hurt and angered… Read more »

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Storm Front – Audiobook Review

Storm Front – Audiobook Review

I first read Storm Front a couple of years ago after hearing some really great things about it. I remember liking it and thinking that I would probably read the rest of the series someday, but I was in no hurry to do it. Fast forward a couple of years and I still hadn’t gotten around to any of the sequels. But it still drew my eye whenever I was in the bookstore and I finally decided to give the series another try. This time, I decided to go back and re-read Storm Front as an audiobook. So many people told me that the series was truly awesome in audio. After hearing that James Marsters (Spike in Buffy) was the reader, I was sold.

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Non-Fiction Review: Knits For Nerds

Non-Fiction Review: Knits For Nerds

Knits For Nerds by Joan of Dark (aka Toni Carr) Publication date: 21 February 2012 by Andrews McMeel ISBN 10/13: 1449407919 | 9781449407919Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository From Goodreads: The best of science fiction, manga, and animaguiri meets knit one, purl two as knit siren and part-time roller derby girl Joan of Dark offers up an out-of-this-world assortment of knitting nerdiness inside Knits for Nerds. The patterns for 30 iconic clothing and accessory items inspired by popular TV shows, books, films, comics, and more–including Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Firefly–are presented alongside full-color photographs showcasing completed… Read more »

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Undeniably Yours – Review

Undeniably Yours – Review

Exclusively Yours (Kowalskis #1) by Shannon Stacey Publication date: 24 January 2012 by Harlequin ISBN 10/13:  0373776853 | 9780373776856 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult RomanceKeywords: Romance, family, contemporaryFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook (e-ARC received from Netgalley) Thuy’s Review: Undeniably Yours is the second book in Shannon Stacey’s Kowalski series. If you read my review on the first book, you’ll know that I wasn’t crazy about the female lead and that the story, though it had potential, fell a little flat for me. While I actually liked Undeniably more than Exclusively, the book still suffered from the same problems as the first book which prevented this one… Read more »

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Exclusively Yours – Review

Exclusively Yours – Review

Exclusively Yours (Kowalskis #1) by Shannon Stacey Publication date: 20 December 2011 by Harlequin ISBN 10/13:  0373776780 | 9780373776788Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult RomanceKeywords: Romance, familyFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook (e-ARC received from Netgalley) From goodreads: When Keri Daniels’ editor finds out she has previous carnal knowledge of reclusive bestselling author Joe Kowalski, she gives Keri a choice: get an interview or get a new job. Joe’s never forgotten the first girl to break his heart, so he’s intrigued to hear Keri’s back in town–and looking for him. Despite his intense need for privacy, he’ll grant Keri an interview if it means a… Read more »

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Immortal Rider – Review

Immortal Rider – Review

Immortal Rider (Lords of Deliverance #2) by Larissa Ione Publication date: 01 December 2011 by Grand Central Publishing ISBN 10/13: 0446574473 | 9780446574471Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Book Depository Category: Adult Paranormal RomanceKeywords: Paranormal, romance, underworld, apocalypse, Four HorsemenFormat: Mass market paperback, eBook (e-ARC received from Netgalley) Thuy’s synopsis: Immortal Rider is the story of Limos, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Sister to the other three Horsemen, Limos (aka Famine) has a pretty carefree existence living on a tropical Hawaiian island when she’s not trying to stop her evil brother Pestilence from destroying the world and protecting her Seal… Read more »

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