Monday Morning Mess


Literally, I am a mess this morning.

  1. I found out that I didn’t pass my teacher certification test (missed it by 10pts).
  2. I didn’t finish reading Birthday List…hell I am still on chapter one because my kid caught a case of the shits Friday and…well, yeah.
  3.  Saturday consisted of me sitting through Marvel Universe Live! with a moody 7 yr old that required a $28 Spiderman toy to bring him joy
  4. Sunday required grocery shopping, softball practice and washing my hair. And considering how thick my hair is, washing, conditioning, AND styling it takes H O U R S

so, here we are Monday morning and I am at work with a mountain of paperwork and my audible app open listening to Rachel Van Dyken’s The Consequences of Revenge trying to feel better.

How was your weekend? Tell me in the comments and if it was worse than mine, I’ll send you a copy of Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s new release, Rebel Heir

Rebel HeirHow to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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The Birthday List…New Release

BIRTHDAY LIST COVERHappily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.


Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.

Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?



Turning to the door, I smiled, ready to greet my late-evening customer, but faltered as the door closed behind him.

Cole Goodman was walking my way.

My belly dipped as I took him in. His aviator sunglasses were perched on top of his chocolate-brown hair. A black polo stretched across his broad shoulders and pulled tight across his muscled arms. His pale-blue jeans molded to his Herculean thighs before draping down to his black, square-toed boots. The leather belt on Cole’s trim waist held both a shining badge and a holstered gun.

Cole smiled and locked his light-green eyes on mine as he crossed the room.

His straight, white teeth made my breath hitch—something that had happened last night more times than I wanted to admit.

Molly, who had turned around from her seat to greet our customer, spun around so her back was to Cole. Her cheeks flushed as she whispered, “Wow.”

Wow was right.

Cole Goodman was—simply put—gorgeous.

He could give a woman a speeding ticket and get a thank-you in return. He inspired women to attempt push-ups in a karate class just for the chance to watch him sweat through his gi. Cole made grown women blush like teenagers and giggle in corners, like those girls at the dojo last night.







Only You…Review

ONLYYOUBlurb: Nate Pearson is ridiculously handsome and wears the hell out of a suit and tie, but I’ve seen the parade of beautiful women leaving his apartment across the hall—a different one every time—and I want no part of it. When it comes to romance, I’m looking for something real, something that will last: the happily ever after. As a divorce attorney, he loves to tell me there’s no such thing. As a wedding planner, I choose to disagree. We disagree on almost everything, in fact. Everything except James Bond. The only time we really get along is when we’re watching 007 flicks together, and I’ll admit—he has rescued me from a disaster or five. So when one of the baton twirlers from his parade leaves a baby girl at his door with a note that says “I’ll come back for her” and he begs me for help, I can’t turn him down. But it’s a mistake. Because watching him with his daughter, I start to see another side of Nate, a side that has my breath coming faster, my body craving his, my heart longing for him to change his mind about love and tell me there’s a chance for us. I don’t want to be just another girl leaving his apartment in the morning. I want to be the one he asks to stay.


Review: I LOVED IT! I kinda figured I would. I mean come on…a wedding planner and a divorce attorney, I just knew this was gonna be good. To be perfectly honest, it could’ve been a longer book. It should’ve been a longer book. There is a lot of story that could be flushed out but that doesn’t take away from the book. Just know you will want more. More Nate, more Paisley, and more Emme.

It is written in alternating POVs (the H and h) which is something I adore. It also starts out hilariously! Although I can’t blame Emme for what she does, however, the calamity that ensues after makes you fall in love with this cute wedding planner. Now, I started to get mad because of the insta-love but then I remembered that they’ve been neighbors and friends for years, therefore, they get a pass for moving so fast once they started. This book is full of fun, sexy and all the swoony romance we all crave. Emme and Nate make a great couple and I seriously want more.

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