Sunday, June 30, 2013

Baby & Bump by Brooke Moss

At thirty years old, caterer Lexie Baump has a lot on her plate. With a business to run, she doesn’t have time for any added distractions. But one momentary indiscretion adds a little hiccup to Lexie’s plans. She’s pregnant. With no relationship prospects.
But if Lexie thought fighting morning sickness while running a catering business was hard, enter Dr. Fletcher Haybee. Their connection is instant, and their love of vintage rock tee shirts and Elvis music is enough to bond them for life. There are just two minor problems.
One: he’s dating her oversexed best friend. Two: he’s also her obstetrician.
With events to cater, awkward OB appointments to endure, and her ever-growing baby bump making it impossible to close her jeans, Lexie has to find a way to curb her undeniable attraction toward Fletcher and focus on her new role as a working mother. But it certainly isn’t easy when its clear Fletcher himself feels the same magnetic pull toward Lexie.
Can Lexie leave the gorgeous Fletcher for her best friend to chew up and spit out, or will she cave to her feelings and find love in the stirrups? Life is about to get messy, and we're not just talking about crumbs in the car seat...

I have been trying to look for other books outside of the romance department but I was lucky to receive an ARC. What I liked the most about this book was there was more comedy than found in most chick lit books. There are moments that are full of embarrassment, and that will make you laugh and may spark some of the most embarrassing moments that happened to you at one time. If you're looking for a romantic comedy to read next, I highly recommend this book.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Mad at ABCFamily

You know I'm starting to get really mad at ABCFamily for cancelling all the good T.V. shows. 

First on they cancelled Lincoln Heights

Then they cancel The Nine Lives of Chloe King

Then they cancel my personal favorite Make It or Break It

Oh and here's the best part, two of their new shows that I really liked, they cancelled them too! And on major cliffhangers as well. Bunheads and The Lying Games

I'm starting to get upset and not watch any shows that they produce anymore. I mean what's the point if they just keep cancelling all of them. I think one of the problems is that they have too many shows going at the same time, and it doesn't really allow for other viewers to watch it since they run at the same time as other networks which doesn't really allow for many viewers.

Guess I'll have to go find more new shows to watch.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

The Humming Room by Ellen Potter

Hiding is Roo Fanshaw's special skill. Living in a frighteningly unstable family, she often needs to disappear at a moment's notice. When her parents are murdered, it's her special hiding place under the trailer that saves her life.
As it turns out, Roo, much to her surprise, has a wealthy if eccentric uncle, who has agreed to take her into his home on Cough Rock Island. Once a tuberculosis sanitarium for children of the rich, the strange house is teeming with ghost stories and secrets. Roo doesn't believe in ghosts or fairy stories, but what are those eerie noises she keeps hearing? And who is that strange wild boy who lives on the river? People are lying to her, and Roo becomes determined to find the truth.
Despite the best efforts of her uncle's assistants, Roo discovers the house's hidden room--a garden with a tragic secret.

When Roo Fanshaw's parents mysteriously are murdered, Roo is sent to go live with the uncle she never knew she had. Roo is now stuck on an island called Cough Rock, and finds her new home filled with adventure. 

I have not really read remade classics into books, although a remake of some more American literature classics would be nice, I found this middle grade novel being a remake of the classic novel The Secret Garden to be wonderful. What is really capturing is the development of Roo's character, the character is what really draws the reader, and I like how it's filled with so much originality and not filled with the same thing you find in most young adult novels. I highly recommend for those who liked The Secret Garden.