Standalone Sundays

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Good Evening Lovelies!! I had quite a busy weekend again which is why I almost forgot to do my Standalone Sundays. Yesterday, my boyfriend and I went to Disneyland and had a nice buffet dinner and today I had to do all my cleaning and laundry. I haven’t even caught up on any reading, but I now I’m finally almost done with my adulting duties. Just one more load of laundry… so while I wait, let me show you my pick for this week’s Standalone Sundays.

Standalone Sundays is a weekly feature created by Megan at Bookslayer Reads which aims to showcase standalone books which you loved or would recommend.

So without further ado, today’s Standalone Sundays is … Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon.


 

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Published by Delacorte Books for Young Reader September 1st 2015

Genre(s): Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Rating: ★★★★★

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My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla.

But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He’s tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly.

Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster.

I absolutely adore this beautiful story with all my heart! I devoured this in less than 10 hours and loved every moment. I was sooo into it that I literally could not stop reading. Oh and the cuteness level — completely amazing. Olly and Maddie are so adorable together and I totally shipped them! If you haven’t read this book, pick it up now! It’s sweet, swoony, and heartwarming! I laughed, I cried, and fell in love. Definitely recommend this book (and the movie too — it was actually pretty cute and enjoyable)!!!

I also met Nicole Yoon twice and she’s just an absolute sweetheart!!!

(Warning: It was brought to my attention that this book and movie has offended/hurt many disabled people.)

Have you read this book or watched the movie adaptation? Comment below and let me know what you think. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful Sunday night!

sincerelykarenjo2

 

 

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Book Blitz – Promise Me by Kelly Walker

Promise Me
Kelly Walker
Publication date: January 21st 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Self-professed Harry Potter addict and math genius River Jacobsen can count on one hand the people who matter in her life. Really, it’s just Dean, the boy who loves her despite her odd habit of counting everything around her when she needs to quiet her mind. When Dean promised her forever she never imagined it would be a lie.

After Marine hacker Ian Maclean is mistakenly declared dead by the US government, he’s happy to correct them the moment he escapes captivity. He wants nothing more than to get home to the wife he left behind. Discovering she’s been cheating on him since the moment he deployed wasn’t in the plan. Devastated, he walks away from everything, even his name.

With the futures they were counting on destroyed, Ian and River find themselves starting over. Ian reminds River of things she’d much rather forget, but pushing him away is harder than she expected. Ian wants a second chance at happily ever after, but the more he gets to know River, the more he worries she isn’t trying to figure out how to live again, but how to die.

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EXCERPT:

“Please.” I meet his eyes, so he knows how serious I am. “It’s just easier this way.”

He sinks back into his couch, putting his feet up on the coffee table, staring at me. “You know she’s going to figure it out, right? I can put the money into her account. That’s no problem. But not even I can fake it to make it look like it came from the DOD.”

Widows of dead soldiers get death benefits, but that goes out the window when you turn out not to be dead. “It’ll buy me time. And she’s not exactly Warren Buffet when it comes to money. As long as the balance is about what she expects, God only knows when she’ll look at a statement and see the source.”

“I’m just going to say this one more time: it’s not the end of the world if she learns the truth. And even if she does figure it out, that doesn’t mean she can find you. We buried your trail. And she’s not looking for an Ian.”

I close my eyes. I don’t want her looking for me. Because as good as I am at seeing what others want to hide, when it comes to Olivia Reisner, I’m blind. (pg. 39)

 

Author Bio:

Kelly Walker is a YA and NA author of several romantic titles, including the Souls of the Stones Fantasy Romance series. She has an unhealthy appreciation for chocolate, and a soft spot for rescued animals. Her best lessons on writing came from a lifetime of reading. She loves the fantastical, and the magical, and believes a captivating romance can be the most realistic magic of all. Kelly, her husband and her two children share their Virginia home with three dogs who walk her, and two cats who permit her to occasionally share their couch.

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