A day in NYC

I spent Labor Day weekend visiting my oldest friend, Kelly, and celebrating her sons first birthday. I flew into EWR on Thursday and we just relaxed and had yummy pizza for dinner. Then on Friday we went to NEW YORK CITY, since I’d never been and Kelly hadn’t made the trip in a long while. We took the ferry from NJ and I walked 23,000 steps in the course of our travels. We visited the National Museum of American Indians, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Times Square. We ate an early dinner at Ellen’s Stardust Diner, which was such a fun place to eat! The wait staff sing as they serve you. It was a great way for us to enjoy the talented folks of NYC since we didn’t have time for a broadway show (NEXT TIME!). We also ended up in Harlem (because we took the wrong subway line) and walked more than half the distance of Central Park before giving up and getting back on the subway lol it was cool to see another part of the city though and the weather was amazing. I had such a great time with in NYC and in NJ. I can’t wait to go back.

I’m sharing a few photos and two vlogs in this post.

I’m hoping to get back to blogging, probably not daily or even weekly, but I don’t want this space to go to waste.

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Central Park from Top of the Rock

Central Park from Top of the Rock

Day in NYC

 

 

Sunset from Top of the Rock

Sunset from Top of the Rock

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July 2016 Reads

Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge, #3)Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Her Forbidden Hero (The Hero, #1)Her Forbidden Hero by Laura Kaye
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was looking for a military hero with scars and this hit the spot!

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One Night with a Hero (The Hero, #2)One Night with a Hero by Laura Kaye
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

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Hard to Serve (Hard Ink, #4.7)Hard to Serve by Laura Kaye
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Loved it loved it loved it. Kyler was just the kind of hero I love to read and Mia was so easy to understand and relate to. I enjoyed these characters both together and separately, which I can’t always say when I’m reading a book. They are sexy, sweet, complicated, and real.

For my personally, Laura’s writing style works so well with this story that I didn’t shutter during the more intense scenes that I normally can’t stomach. She truly has a lovely way with words.

I’m extremely excited about this turning into a new series!

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Vlog | Road Rambles | Makeup and a Movie

 

The thing you notice about yourself when you do a Vlog and then play it back is…you have some weird ticks when you’re nervous or unsure of yourself. I say “Um” a lot in this one. I also move my mouth in funny ways when I talk, which I have heard from other people. It’s different when you see it for yourself though. Anyway, I ramble about makeup and going to see a movie with a friend.

January 2016 Reads

These are the books I read in the month of January. I’m actually surprised at the number I managed to squeeze in. I didn’t have a goal in mind, I just really got into the books I decided to read. It was my first time reading Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and Deathly Hallows. I hadn’t allowed myself to watch the last several movies yet because I wanted to read the books first. The other three books I read were contemporary and 90’s era. So I had a bit of a mixture.

Pucked Up by Helena Hunting

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Pucked Over by Helena Hunting

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Loud is how I love you

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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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{Book Review} Pucked Over (Pucked #3) by Helena Hunting

Pucked Over Pucked Over (Pucked #3) by Helena Hunting

Publish date: January 26, 2016

Lily LeBlanc isn’t versed in the art of casual sex, but after seven years in an on-again, off-again relationship, she’s definitely willing to give it a shot. And who better to try it with than her best friend’s boyfriend’s best friend? What could possibly go wrong? Nothing at all.

NHL player, Randy Ballistic, lives up to his last name on the ice and in the bedroom. His best friend and teammate has recently given up the puck bunnies and traded them in for a real girlfriend. And she just happens to have a seriously feisty, extra-hot best friend on the rebound. Randy’s more than happy to be Lily’s spring board back into the dating scene.

Casual sex is only casual until those pesky things called emotions get involved. Once that happens, someone’s bound to gets pucked over.

 

 

 

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Adult fiction, Series, Sex, Humor, Sports

I have been anticipating this book since finishing Pucked Up. In the second book of the series we met Randy and I was intrigued by what little I knew of him. Plus, omg this book cover! Randy surprised me throughout this book. He was very attentive, sweet, intuitive and caring. Add in a splash of sexy and funny, and he’s the perfect guy.

I wasn’t sure how I would feel about Lily, to be honest. In Pucked Up she came across as having a hard outer shell and I didn’t know if it could be softened. She turned out to be a fun and interesting character though! There were layers to be peeled back and I like that.

I like that the heroes of this series are all a little different. Their personalities are not cookie cutter. Neither are the heroines for that matter. They are such a great mix! It’s entertaining to see how they blend and come together.

Needless to say, I absolutely loved Pucked Over. I’m so in love with this series I have been considering going back for a reread, though I own so many books I have yet to read. My only question now…when do I get the next book?

{Book Review} Loud Is How I Love You by Mercy Brown

Loud is how I love you

Loud Is How I Love You (Hub City #1) by Mercy Brown

Published: January 19th 2016
Publisher: InterMix

Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.

When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?

 

 

 

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New Adult, Sex, Humor, 1990s

I read Loud on the heels of reading all seven Harry Potter books back to back and it was the perfect book to get me into a different world and genre. Mercy Brown writes with such an entertaining pen that I did not want to put this down. I read it in a day and I can’t remember the last book with which I did that. Loud is funny, sarcastic, and full of heart.

Travis is swoon worthy, adorable and sexy. Emmy is frustrating and amusing. For me, she jumped off the page. I could see a little bit of myself because like Emmy, I am often stuck in my own head and making myself panic for no good reason. He is such a calming figure in her life. Emmy and Travis balance one another so well.

This is one of those books I didn’t want to end. But I couldn’t slow down reading it because I just needed to know what was next. I’m so pumped this is going to be a series so I can revisit these characters again.