Blog Tour – Chemistry Lesson by Meredith Goldstein Review + Giveaway

CHEMISTRY LESSONS

Hello bookish friends and welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for Chemistry Lesson by Meredith Goldstein hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. Today, I have my review to share with you and a giveaway at the end.

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Pub. Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: HMH Books for Young Readers
Formats: Hardcover, eBook
Pages: 256

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From advice columnist Meredith Goldstein, a dazzling, romantic, and emotionally resonant YA debut about a teen science whiz in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who tries to crack the chemical equation for lasting love and instead wreaks havoc on herself and the boys in her life.
For seventeen-year-old Maya, the equation for happiness is simple: a dream internship at MIT + two new science nerd friends + a perfect boyfriend = one amazing summer. Then Whit dumps her out of the blue. Maya is miserable until she discovers that her scientist mother, before she died, was conducting research on manipulating pheromones to enhance human attraction. If Maya can finish her mother’s work, maybe she can get Whit back. But when her experiment creates chaos in her love life, she realizes that maybe love and loss can’t be understood using the scientific method. Can she learn to trust the unmeasurables of love and attraction instead?

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Cute and Charming YA Contemporary

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Chemistry Lesson by Meredith Goldstein is a lighthearted and charmingly fun novel with a unique scientific twist on love and attraction. It’s quite endearing, adorably amusing, and sweet. I had a good time reading this book and would definitely recommend it.

The premise of this book was really intriguing and fun and I really did like this book, but I didn’t completely fall in love with the story like I expected. Plot wise, some parts were slow and there just wasn’t enough excitement for me in the beginning. Having said that, it does get better and there were fun scenes that I loved and the storyline itself was well-written and easy to follow that I was able to finish this in less than 24 hours. The pacing was also pretty good and while some moments were a bit predictable, I enjoyed all the deliciously fun surprises along the way. The romance wasn’t super swoony or anything, but a few cute moments certainly made me smile. Maya’s relationship with her father was also heartwarmingly sweet and I really enjoyed all their scenes together. The ending was great and I loved how it just brought the whole story together and left me feeling happy.

Maya was a great lead and I really liked her a lot. She was smart, passionate and incredibly determined. However, I wasn’t really in favor of her trying to get her ex-boyfriend back and being a little bit inconsiderate about other people’s feelings while she conducted the experiment. I didn’t always agree with her choices and found her frustrating at times, but she’s also someone teenage me can easily relate to… and honestly, I’ve probably been her at one point or another.

I thought the supporting characters were realistic enough that any reader can most likely relate to one of them. They were annoying at times, but they acted their age and had a sense of genuine realness that made them really likable. However, no one really stood out to me except maybe Bryan. I thought his friendship with Maya was absolutely endearing. Not to mention he’s sweet, funny, and just an awesome best friend. Kyle wasn’t so bad either and he was quite adorable and charming at times, but I just didn’t swoon over him like crazy. Maybe I’m still hung over my other book boyfriends that Kyle just didn’t personally meet my standards right now. Totally not the book’s fault, so I’m sure others will find him cute and swoon-worthy.

Overall, this book was a very light, fun and cute read. It wasn’t spectacularly mind-blowing or anything, but it had a nice mixture of light drama, heartbreak, great friendships, self-discovery, and first loves. It’s charming in its own way and definitely a perfect summer YA contemporary read! Oh and I really enjoyed the “whiff walks.”

I picked up a physical advance reader copy of this book from HMH during Yallwest this year and I also voluntarily signed up to review this book and be part of a Blog Tour hosted by Rock Star Book Tours. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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MeredithMeredith Goldstein is an advice columnist and entertainment reporter for The Boston Globe. Her first novel “The Singles,” was released by Penguin/Plume on April 24, 2012.

In March of 2016, Grand Central Publishing acquired a memoir based on her column, Love Letters. It is scheduled to be released by Spring of 2018.

Meredith was born in New Jersey, raised in Maryland, went to Syracuse University, and now lives in Roxbury, Massachusetts with a carnival-size cotton candy machine that she bought for herself on her 30th birthday.

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3 winners will receive a finished copy of CHEMISTRY LESSONS, US Only.

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6/19/2018- Sincerely Karen Jo– Review

6/20/2018- Novel Novice– Guest Post

6/21/2018- Here’s to Happy Endings– Review

6/22/2018- Riddle’s Reviews– Review

6/25/2018- Book Briefs– Review

6/26/2018- BookHounds YA– Interview

6/27/2018- Dani Reviews Things– Review

6/28/2018- Smada’s Book Smack– Review

6/29/2018- A Dream Within A Dream– Excerpt


Hope you enjoyed reading this post and don’t forget to join the giveaway! Have a lovely day everyone!

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Book Review – Blood Veil (Mission #2) by Megan Erickson

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Published April 3, 2018 by Loveswept (Random House)
Genre(s): Paranormal, Supernatural, Romance, Vampires
Pages: Kindle Edition 220

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In the midst of supernatural chaos, worlds and hearts collide.

Celia: Having never known my parents, I’ve always felt like an orphan. All I want is a normal life. But after I’m attacked in my bedroom by one vampire—and rescued by another—it’s about time to give up on “normal” once and for all. Idris, the second in command of the Gregorie vampire clan, has come to my aid, but his motives for saving me are unclear. And what surprises me most is my attraction to his heated gaze. . . .

Idris: Terror. Curiosity. Arousal. These are the natural impulses of a human female, not the spawn of the ruthless Valarian king. Is it possible that Celia is unaware of her bloodline—and the power coursing through her veins? As the daughter of my archenemy, she was supposed to be my ransom. But how quickly the heat of desire changes everything. Now the family Celia has always craved is trying to kill her, and it’s up to me to save her again—when all I really want to do is make her mine.

Megan Erickson’s thrilling Mission novels can be read together or separately

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A Deliciously Fast-Paced and Thrilling Paranormal Romance

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I started Blood Veil by Megan Erickson back in April and was instantly glued to the pages. I absolutely wanted to devour this in one sitting, but I had other things to deal with so I had to set this aside for a while. When I finally got into reading it again yesterday, I could not stop. I was utterly addicted and had the best time!

Blood Veil by is a fast-paced and thrilling paranormal vampire romance that completely consumed me. Since I didn’t read the first book, there were information I knew I was missing, but never felt lost or confused. The world building was deliciously chilling and undeniably fascinating, so I cannot wait to read more and bite into Blood Guard really soon… I really want to know Athan and Tendra’s story — they just seem so darn cute together. The plot, while a bit off, rushed and even forced at times, was action packed, exciting, and with the unknown dangers and unexpected twists, there wasn’t a single dull moment. There were plenty of edge of your seat action scenes, heartfelt moments, and spine tingling swoons.

Idris positively charmed his way into my heart. He was broody, reckless, and complicated, but he was also very loyal, sweet and protective. He’s definitely my kind of book boyfriend hero. Celia didn’t win me over right away. I just found her annoyingly weepy in the beginning and that made it a little challenging for me to connect with her. That being said, I didn’t completely dislike Celia. I admired that she was smart, hard-working, selfless, caring and at times even brave. By the end of the story, I actually warmed up to her and I’m so glad she turned out to be a strong heroine.

So there was insta-love and while some parts were steamy and swoony, I wasn’t really crazy about it. I really wanted that angst and push and pull… To feel that inner emotional struggle, the intense longing and the FEELS. Sadly, I just didn’t get much of that. I read how they felt and there’s no denying that they were irresistibly attracted to each other, but I just didn’t FEEL IT as much as I wanted. Having said that, I still liked the romance and it was still fun. I thought Idris and Celia were adorable together and there were some wickedly sexy scenes between them.

Overall, Blood Veil was a light, fun and easy read. Although some parts felt weird and a bit off, I still really enjoyed the storyline and rooted for the characters to have their happy endings. This book didn’t blow my mind away, but I had an incredibly great time exploring this dark and exciting supernatural world filled with danger, warring vampire clans, and mysteries. It kept me positively entertained, on edge, and completely hooked. If there’s ever going to be a Book #3, I’d definitely sign up in a heartbeat.

I received an advance reader copy of this book from the publisher Loveswept via Netgalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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meganMegan Erickson is a USA Today bestseller and former journalist who switched to fiction when she decided she liked writing her own endings better.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her very own romance hero and two kids. Although rather fun-sized, she’s been told she has a full-sized personality. When Megan isn’t writing, she’s either lounging with her two cats named after John Hughes characters or… thinking about writing.

She is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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Have you read this book/series? What did you think?

As always thanks for stopping by and reading. Have a wonderful day loves!!!!

sincerelykarenjoendsign

Blog Tour – The Wright One by K. A. Linde

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Hello loves and Welcome to my Blog Tour Stop for The Wright Love by K.A. Linde hosted by Inkslinger. I absolutely loved Sutton and David’s story and cannot wait the read what happens next.

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THE WRIGHT ONE

THE WRIGHT DUET Book 2

By K.A. Linde

Release Day – May 29

A new sexy contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

Secrets swarm all around.
My world is crumbling under the strain.
I don’t know if we can survive this.
My heart is in the Wright place.
But is his?

The Wright One is the last book in the Wright Love Duet that began in The Wright Love. Find out if Sutton and David survive their world of secrets in the conclusion to the Wright Love duet! 

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4.25 – A Wonderfully Charming, Positively Compelling and

Deeply Moving Conclusion!

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4.25 – A Wonderfully Charming, Positively Compelling and Deeply Moving Conclusion!

A sweet and deeply moving conclusion to an amazing and breathtaking story about losing someone, healing, taking risks, and finding love again. The Wright One had it all – humor, grief, steam, angst, drama, romance, and heart… SO MUCH HEART! K.A. Linde is exceptionally talented in writing stories that have ALL the FEELS and once again, she had me completely captivated and incredibly smitten.

After that heart-wrenching cliffhanger in The Wright Love, I was absolutely dying to know what would happen next between Sutton and David. I really wanted them to work things out and have their HEA. They both had been through so much and deserved all the love and happiness.

I’m so glad I didn’t have to wait too long for this and so satisfyingly thrilled with how K.A. Linde ended Sutton and David’s story. The FEELS with this one…SO DAMN AMAZING! My heart ached and I FELT SO MUCH for both Sutton and David — their pain, their fears, their attraction, their guilt, their love… ALL of that and more! The chemistry between them was so palpable, realistic and incredibly swoony! I was utterly addicted and just couldn’t get enough.

The writing was emotional, genuine, relatable and so heartfelt. The plot was filled with adorable relationships, sexy moments, heartbreaking scenes, and fun surprises and twists. I loved getting to know David and learning more about his past. He’s definitely a keeper in my eyes and an absolutely lovable book boyfriend. I thought Sutton’s growth was beautifully developed and sincerely moving. I didn’t always agree with her actions, but Sutton’s strength and determination had me rooting for her the entire time. There were so many things that was done so Wright in this book and I enjoyed every single moment I spent with Sutton and David.

This was such a wonderfully charming, amazingly affecting, and positively compelling story that melted my heart and touched my soul. There were definitely moments of sadness and pain, but also moments filled with so much laughter, passion, love, strength, and hope. My heart is brimming with so much warmth and happiness that I just can’t stop smiling. I’m absolutely enamored with K.A. Linde’s gorgeous writing and cannot wait to read more of her books!

(I have Blood Match next on my TBR for a blog tour and I’m so bloody excited to start that one!) 

I received an advance reader copy of this book from Inkslinger Blogger Program and K.A. Linde in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.

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A sexy new contemporary romance duet from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde…

I have the perfect life.
Until the day my husband tragically dies.
Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan.
When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart.
But he’s determined to do right by me.
Could he be the Wright love?

The Wright Love is the first book in the Wright Love Duet, and Sutton and David’s story will conclude in The Wright One—coming May 29th! Get ready for your newest binge read.readmyreviewaddongoodreadspurchaselinks

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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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Thanks for stopping by and reading my loves.I hope you get to meet Sutton, David and the rest of the chracaters really really soon.

Have a beautiful and magical day!!

sincerelykarenjoendsign