Can’t-Wait Wednesday: Act Your Age, Eve Brown by Talia Hibbert


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

I am still very new to the romance genre, but I can’t recommend Talia Hibbert series about the Brown sisters enough. Get a Life, Chloe Brown was a delight and Take a Hint, Dani Brown wrapped me up in a cozy blanket of feels. The third book in the series, Act Your Age, Eve Brown, comes out next month and I am equal parts excited and sad to part ways with this series. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: Act Your Age, Eve Brown
Author: Talia Hibbert
Series: The Brown Sisters, #3
Pages: 400
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: March 9, 2021

      “In Act Your Age, Eve Brown the flightiest Brown sister crashes into the life of an uptight B&B owner and has him falling hard—literally.
      Eve Brown is a certified hot mess. No matter how hard she strives to do right, her life always goes horribly wrong—so she’s given up trying. But when her personal brand of chaos ruins an expensive wedding (someone had to liberate those poor doves), her parents draw the line. It’s time for Eve to grow up and prove herself—even though she’s not entirely sure how…
      Jacob Wayne is in control. Always. The bed and breakfast owner’s on a mission to dominate the hospitality industry—and he expects nothing less than perfection. So when a purple-haired tornado of a woman turns up out of the blue to interview for his open chef position, he tells her the brutal truth: not a chance in hell. Then she hits him with her car—supposedly by accident. Yeah, right.
      Now his arm is broken, his B&B is understaffed, and the dangerously unpredictable Eve is fluttering around, trying to help. Before long, she’s infiltrated his work, his kitchen—and his spare bedroom. Jacob hates everything about it. Or rather, he should. Sunny, chaotic Eve is his natural-born nemesis, but the longer these two enemies spend in close quarters, the more their animosity turns into something else. Like Eve, the heat between them is impossible to ignore—and it’s melting Jacob’s frosty exterior.”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Are Fun to Read

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Books That Made Me Laugh Out Loud.” I don’t read enough books that make me laugh. I am the kind of reader that likes to be tortured a little bit. So I need to tweak this week’s topic a bit and instead of naming books that make me laugh, I’m listing books that were fun to read. Sometimes tears were involved, but in the end, I just had a great time reading these books. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Sal & Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez – The first book I thought of when I first saw this topic was Sal & Gabi. If there is any book on this list that did make me laugh out loud, it was this one.

2. Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas – I had so much fun reading this book. You know those books where the rapport between characters is just so good you can’t help but love them? This is that kind of book.

3. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow – On the surface this is a sci-fi book about an alien invasion, but what makes this one stand out to me is how quietly sweet it is and the cinnamon roll lead characters made this one a really fun read.

4. Blazewrath Games by Amparo Ortiz – This is the first book I thought of when I decided I wanted to do fun books instead of funny ones. I had a blast reading this one. It was just so adventurous.

5. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert – One of the things that stands out to me about romance books is how much fun I get out of them. They manage to be light and at the same time feel like these great character-driven stories. This is my personal favorite romance novel.

6. Wicked Fox by Kat Cho – I didn’t get a chance to write a review for this one last year, but one of the books that sticks out to me as a fun read is Wicked Fox. It reminded me of the YA books publishing used to acquire before it began to push more grim books.

7. Jade War by Fonda Lee – This is one of the books I was talking about when I said there may be tears, but you’ll still really enjoy the journey. I am still thinking about THAT scene, but Jade War was such a fun and entertaining read.

8. The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson – I can’t think of anything more fun than a book full of amazing banter. If you are a fan of rivals to lovers, this needs to be on your TBR.

9. Chilling Effect by Valerie Valdes – This is one of those novels that excels at being both funny and action-packed. It really was the epitome of a sci-fi romp.

10. Nimona by Noelle Stevenson – One of the first graphic novels I read was Nimona and I had such a wonderful time reading it. I am actually about to gift this one to my nephew and am really excited to introduce it to him.

What’s the first book you think of when you think of a fun book? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!

Can’t-Wait Wednesday: The Mirror Season by Anna-Marie McLemore


Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Tressa @ Wishful Endings where bloggers share which upcoming releases they’re most looking forward to. Join us every Wednesday and watch your TBR list multiply.

I an eagerly awaiting Anna-Marie McLemore’s upcoming release, The Mirror Season. Just in case you weren’t aware, I am a big fan of Anna-Marie McLemore, having fallen in love with their writing starting with their debut six years ago. There is something always so lovely and vulnerable about their writing that just brings me to tears every time I pick up a new book by them. I am ready for this one to break me and put me back together again. Cover is linked to Goodreads.

Title: The Mirror Season
Author: Anna-Marie McLemore
Series: N/A
Pages: 320
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
Release Date: March 16, 2020

      “When two teens discover that they were both sexually assaulted at the same party, they develop a cautious friendship through her family’s possibly-magical pastelería, his secret forest of otherworldly trees, and the swallows returning to their hometown, in Anna-Marie McLemore’s The Mirror Season…
      Graciela Cristales’ whole world changes after she and a boy she barely knows are assaulted at the same party. She loses her gift for making enchanted pan dulce. Neighborhood trees vanish overnight, while mirrored glass appears, bringing reckless magic with it. And Ciela is haunted by what happened to her, and what happened to the boy whose name she never learned.
      But when the boy, Lock, shows up at Ciela’s school, he has no memory of that night, and no clue that a single piece of mirrored glass is taking his life apart. Ciela decides to help him, which means hiding the truth about that night. Because Ciela knows who assaulted her, and him. And she knows that her survival, and his, depend on no one finding out what really happened.”

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Top Ten Tuesday: Yellow Book Covers

Top Ten Tuesday is an original blog meme created by The Broke and the Bookish and is currently being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is “Purple, Yellow, and/or Green Book Covers.” I would like to start a petition to have publishers commission more yellow book covers. I just love how bright these books are, but I realized while making this list that I didn’t own too many books with yellow covers which is a shame because look how lovely they are together. Covers are linked to Goodreads.

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1. Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson

2. I’ll Be the One by Lyla Lee

3. Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

4. Peluda by Melissa Lozada-Oliva

5. Ayesha at Last by Uzma Jalaluddin

6. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert

7. Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera

8. More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

9. Not Now, Not Ever by Lily Anderson

10. By Any Means Necessary by Candice Montgomery

Do you like yellow book covers? What’s a color that you would like to see trend in publishing? Let me know in the comments and be sure to leave me a link to your own TTT post, so I can visit!