Mini Review: The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata

29367958The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
Publication Date:
February 28th, 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, New Adult, Sports – American Football
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Goodreads Summary
Vanessa Mazur knows she’s doing the right thing. She shouldn’t feel bad for quitting. Being an assistant/housekeeper/fairy godmother to the top defensive end in the National Football Organization was always supposed to be temporary. She has plans and none of them include washing extra-large underwear longer than necessary.

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Mini Review: Your Name (light novel) by Makoto Shinkai

32856011Your Name (light novel) by Matoko Shinkai, translated by Taylor Engel
Publication Date: May 23rd, 2017 by Yen On
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Magical Realism, Romance.
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Mitsuha, a high school girl living in a rural town deep in the mountains, has a dream that she is a boy living an unfamiliar life in Tokyo. Taki, a high school boy living in Tokyo, dreams that he is a girl living in the mountains. As they realize they are changing places, their encounter sets the cogs of fate into motion. The light novel is written by director Makoto Shinkai of the animated film Your Name.
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Review: All Lined Up by Cora Carmack

18901099All Lined Up (Rusk University #1) by Cora Carmack
Publication Date:
May 13th 2014 by Harper Collins Publishers
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre:
New Adult, Romance, Contemporary, Sports – American Football
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In Texas, two things are cherished above all else—football and gossip. My life has always been ruled by both.

Dallas Cole loathes football. That’s what happens when you spend your whole childhood coming in second to a sport. College is her time to step out of the bleachers, and put the playing field (and the players) in her past.

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Review: Take Me On by Katie McGarry

18333898Take Me On (Pushing the Limits #4) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date:
May 27th 2014 by Harlequin TEEN 
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance.
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Champion kickboxer Haley swore she’d never set foot in the ring again after one tragic night. But then the guy she can’t stop thinking about accepts a mixed martial arts fight in her honor. Suddenly, Haley has to train West Young. All attitude, West is everything Haley promised herself she’d stay away from. Yet he won’t last five seconds in the ring without her help.

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Review: Dare You To by Katie McGarry

135611641Dare You To (Pushing the Limits #2) by Katie McGarry
Publication Date:
May 28th 2013 by Harlequin Teen
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre:
Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk’s home life, they’d send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom’s freedom and her own happiness. That’s how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn’t want her and going to a school that doesn’t understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn’t get her, but does….

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Review: A Promise of Fire by Amanda Bouchet

29932617A Promise of Fire (The Kingmaker Chronicles #1) by Amanda Bouchet
Publication Date:
August 2nd 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre:
Adult, Fantasy, Romance
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Catalia “Cat” Fisa is a powerful clairvoyant known as the Kingmaker. This smart-mouthed soothsayer has no interest in her powers and would much rather fly under the radar, far from the clutches of her homicidal mother. But when an ambitious warlord captures her, she may not have a choice… Continue reading

Review: Jockblocked by Jen Frederick

27069828Jockblocked (Gridiron #2) by Jen Frederick
Publication Date: 
February 11th 2016
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Genre:
 New Adult, Contemporary, Romance
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She’s always played it safe…

College junior Lucy Washington abides by one rule—avoid risk at all costs. She’s cautious in every aspect of her life, from her health, to her mock trial team, to the boring guys she dates. When a brash, gorgeous jock walks into the campus coffee shop and turns his flirt on, Lucy is stunned by the force of attraction. For the first time ever, she’s willing to step out of her comfort zone, but can she really trust the guy who’s determined to sweep her off her feet? Continue reading