Book Review: My Ex-Best Friend’s Wedding by Wendy Wax

A review copy of this book was provided by Berkley Publishing Group in exchange for an honest review.

I requested this book on NetGalley mostly because the concept sounded so interesting – it focuses on a wedding dress that has been passed through many generations of weddings and the lives of the latest women to wear it. It definitely felt like a breath of fresh air in a genre that repeats itself all too often.

Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.

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Book Review: The Scent Keeper by Erica Bauermeister

Scent Keeper - Cover ArtA review copy of this book was provided by St Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review.

When I was approached to read this book, I was a little hesitant – I had never really heard of anyone navigating and documenting life via their sense of smell. It struck me as an odd concept and one that might be a little too out there for me, but I decided to give this book a shot anyways. Am I ever glad that I did – beautifully written, The Scent Keeper tells the story of a girl growing up in the strangest of circumstances, all while trying to understand the world around her in large part via her sense of smell.

Emmeline lives an enchanted childhood on a remote island with her father, who teaches her about the natural world through her senses. What he won’t explain are the mysterious scents stored in the drawers that line the walls of their cabin, or the origin of the machine that creates them. As Emmeline grows, however, so too does her curiosity, until one day the unforeseen happens, and Emmeline is vaulted out into the real world–a place of love, betrayal, ambition, and revenge. To understand her past, Emmeline must unlock the clues to her identity, a quest that challenges the limits of her heart and imagination.

Lyrical and immersive, The Scent Keeper explores the provocative beauty of scent, the way it can reveal hidden truths, lead us to the person we seek, and even help us find our way back home.

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GIVEAWAY: Getting Hot With the Scot

Hey guys! I’m super excited to be hosting today’s stop on the Getting Hot with the Scot blog tour! I was lucky enough to read this book a few months ago – and today I’m thrilled to be teaming up with St. Martin’s Press to giveaway one copy of Getting Hot with the Scot (US only)! Giveaway ends May 15th, 2019

About the book

The first in a new series, a journalist focused on her career and a sexy Scottish comedian turn a one night stand into forever.Getting Hot with the Scot_cover

Cassie Crow leaves for vacation with two goals: fill up her empty charm bracelet and have a one night stand. For once, she wants to have fun instead of obsessively checking her work email. And kissing a man in a castle who’s dressed as a Scottish Highlander is the perfect solution.

Except when that man turns out to be Logan Reid, the host of a popular sketch show—and Cassie has just been roped into his latest prank. She wants nothing to do with his antics, but that was a really great kiss, and one night together couldn’t hurt.

It’s clear that one night isn’t enough and when Logan’s show brings him closer to Cassie, they decide to give dating a try. Can the woman who’s focused solely on her career and the man who refuses to take life seriously make it work?

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