Standalone Sunday | Ugly Love

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Standalone Sunday is a weekly feature created by Megan @ bookslayerReads that spotlights a standalone novel that you loved and would recommend or one that you’re excited to read. Be sure to check out her blog and original post by clicking on the above link! 😊


17788401When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she knows it isn’t love at first sight. They wouldn’t even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesn’t want love, she doesn’t have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.

Never ask about the past.
Don’t expect a future.

They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they can’t handle it at all.

Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.

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Much like the last Standalone Sunday I did, I realized this week that I’ve never recommended a Colleen Hoover book. Which needs to be changed because she’s one of my all-time favorite authors. Thus, this week I’ll be recommending Ugly Love.

It’s been a long time since I last read it but, hands down, it’s one of my favorites by her. It’s told in alternating perspectives that also go from past to present as well as from prose to being in a sort of verse form. That may sound confusing but honestly it flowed extremely well and added beautifully onto the story. Ugly Love is a friends with benefits to lovers story that has some minor NA cliches but combined with the heartbreaking message of grief and moving on as well as Colleen Hoover’s incredible writing and characters it was a standout story for me. I remember it being a book that was unputdownable as well as one that I cried so much over. Trust me, if you’re into NA and haven’t checked this one out yet I highly recommend it.

“Sometimes not speaking says more than all the words in the world.”

– Colleen Hoover, Ugly Love

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Have you read Ugly Love? Did you like it? If you participate in Standalone Sunday be sure to link me to your post so I can see it. 😊

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How has it been six months already!? | Blogiversary Giveaway + Q&A

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How has it been six months already!?

Six months ago I was kind of lost. I had just quit a terrible job, couldn’t figure out how I was going to go to school and had way too much free time on my hands. All I had during that time to keep me occupied was my books, which I had no one to talk to about. Thus, BookNerdMomo was born! It’s been quite the journey and has consisted of a lot of trial and error (which is still an ongoing thing) but I’m so glad I’ve kept up with it. Also, I got myself a new job along the way and figured out school! (YAY!)

Plus, getting a chance to be a part of this book blogging community has been an honor. In all the years that I’ve been in different fandoms on the internet, I don’t think I’ve ever come across such a supportive and cohesive group of people. The amount of love and respect we all have for each other is incredible and while it isn’t always perfect I wouldn’t want to be a part of any other online community. It’s been a joy and I’ve made so many amazing friends!

I love all of you guys and to be honest this blog would not have lasted long without you.

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So, in honor of you lovely people and six months of blogging I am doing a giveaway (actually two)!

Giveaway Items:

  1. An autographed copy of It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
  2. $25 USD in books from Book Depository

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Yes, both will be international. The first one I’ll be shipping the second will be from Book Depository so be sure to check if they ship to you

Rules:

  • As stated above, it’s open internationally!
  • It will be held from September 15th, 2016 to October 15th, 2016.
  • There will be one winner for each giveaway, and they will be notified between October 16th – 18th.
  • If you’re a winner you will have 48 hours to respond before I draw someone else.
  • I am not responsible for lost or damaged items.
  • As these giveaways require that I get a postal address from the winner(s) you must be 18 years or older or have parental permission.
  • Last but not least, I will be checking entries. That means no giveaway accounts and I’ll be contacting the winner(s) by email so please double check before you press enter. 

Giveaway(s)

 Rafflecopter: Autographed It Ends With Us

Rafflecopter: $25 USD in books from Book Depository


Q&A

I couldn’t come up with a good ‘theme’ for this six-months post as I feel like a lot of the ideas I was coming up with had already been done and I completely agreed with everything that was said each time I saw them done. So, I figured now was as good a time as any to pull out the Q&A card that I’ve never used and let you guys ask me questions! I’ll be making a separate post in a few days to answer them. Ask me anything you want! 😊♥


Here’s to this past six months of blogging and to the next! (And hopefully many more to come.)

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REVIEW: It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Title: It Ends With Us
Author: Colleen Hoover
Publisher: Atria Books
Genre: New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Format: Paperback
Rating: 5STARRATINGBNMSynopsis(source):
“Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true. 

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.”

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Top 5 New Adult Recommendations​

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I haven’t really done anything that isn’t book reviews, memes, awards, or tags lately so I wanted to do something a little different. I was thinking about my favorite new adult books and decided to do this recommendation post to highlight a few of them. This is only going to be contemporary stand-alones as I’ve not read a lot of NA in other genres. If anyone has any Fantasy NA recommendations for me I am all ears, I need to find some good ones. 😊

These are in no particular order and all of the covers are clickable links that lead to Goodreads.

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Waiting On Wednesday #1

 

Adding something else to my line up! I saw someone else doing this and had to jump on it because of a book I’ve been dying to talk about.

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event/post hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that someone is eagerly anticipating!

This week I’m spotlighting It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover! Which is actually my MOST anticipated read for the rest of the year. Colleen Hoover is my favorite and I’ve heard so many amazing things about this book already. I need it to be August 2nd so that I can get my hands on it! I’m probably going to devote a big chunk of August to this book.
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Release Date: August 2nd, 2016
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Synopsis (source):

“Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up. She graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant and has a total soft spot for Lily; and the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his no dating rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan, her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all too human characters, “It Ends with Us” is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.”


You can pre-order this book on: Amazon, BN, Book Depository, iBooks, and etc.

What book are you guys anticipating the release of? 🙂

-Melissa

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