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I made a video…a vlog? Haha specially for this meme hosted by Should Be Reading. I thought it would be cool to start doing that. Sadly, I was very tired when I made this, and I just wasn’t in my zone. There were a couple times that  I just stopped mid-sentence and my hair was a mess… embarrassing…And I was kind of quiet because everybody was sleeping. But I’m going to post it anyways! My editing sucks but hey! Yolo!? Haha. I’ll do better next week guys, I promise!!

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Review: Running From Forever by Ashley Wilcox

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RUNNING FROM FOREVER
AUTHOR: ASHLEY WILCOX
RELEASE: SEPTEMBER 22, 2013
AGE GROUP/GENRE: ADULT CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Review copy from AToMR Tours in exchange for an honest review.

Book Description:
Recent college graduate, Kayla Reynolds was ready to leave the university, sorority life behind. Leaving her boyfriend of over three years, she packed her bags and moved four hours south to the big city…New York City. Bright lights, streets that never sleep, and a business lifestyle that she yearned to have were all at her fingertips.
Kayla Reynolds was chasing her dream.
Determined and eager to make it in the corporate world, Kayla changed everything- her image, lifestyle, and outlook on life, putting her career first and her personal life second. That was until her first day, the first time she got a glimpse of Miles Blackwell. Corporate CEO and part owner of ETV, and not to mention, incredibly handsome, Miles Blackwell took Kayla by surprise, stealing her heart as he did.
But nothing had ever come that easy for Kayla. Life had always seemed to have a personal vendetta against her, stepping in when everything seemed too good to be true, reminding herself of whom she really was. It wasn’t until she met Merrick Drake that she realized when to stop; when running was no longer an option. For the first time in her life she had someone she could relate to; someone who wouldn’t judge- who saw the person she was inside. She and Merrick connected…on more levels than one.
When life was too much to handle, they ran.
But there was only one person that could make Kayla stop for good. Only one man that made her want to stay.
Would Kayla finally stop running or would it all be too much to handle?

Links to the book:
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My Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review: This was a very very good at the beginning of the story. The middle was great, too. I knew that I would rate this book 5 out of 5 stars. But then…it just went downhill.
It got a little cliché. Too cliché for me..
I fell in love with Merrick. I think that is part of the reason why I didn’t like how it turned out. My type is the hot, muscular, tattooed bartender. Or bouncer ❤ ( Jax from Unintentional Virgin by A.J. Bennett)
I was rooting for Kayla, I was proud of her and when she fell I fell. But after that turning point in the book my feelings for her went slack. I couldn’t really enjoy the end because of this. She was just another character to me, our relationship was neutral. Although, I didn’t end up hating her (which is saying something) I wish it could’ve went a different way.
I am very excited to read Permanent Lines ~ Merrick and Amelia’s story. I’m glad I read this book, it gives me something to look forward to late fall. And yet again, Ashley Wilcox does not disappoint me! I loved reading Giving You Forever and look forward to reading more of her books in hope that it will be even better than the last.

About the Author:
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded. I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book…
Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head. I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.

Author social media links/website, etc.:
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Facebook
Twitter
Goodreads
Amazon

Giving You Forever by Ashley Wilcox Review

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Title: Giving You Forever – ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) Reviewer received an ARC in exchange for an honest review. The copy is not a finished copy on sale.
uthor: Ashley Wilcox
Release date: June 19, 2013
Genre: Erotica
Age Group: Mature Adult

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From the moment Nolan Pratt walked into Alexa Arnold’s life everything was forever changed. After a year of dating, the ring was on her finger, the house was purchased, and life was heading down Pleasantville Lane. Everything was perfect.
Or so they thought.
With help from his parent’s inheritance, Nolan takes on a new business adventure, utilizing all his free time. What was once their life- carefree with minimal responsibilities, is no more. When Alexa starts to feel the pressure from school, wedding planning, and lack of help from Nolan, exhaustion kicks in and feelings get hurt, testing the strength of their relationship. But, if there is one thing that Nolan will never compromise, it’s Alexa’s happiness. There’s nothing Nolan Pratt won’t do to make sure Alexa is well taken care of, loved, and happy.
When Nolan’s past resurfaces- a past that Alexa didn’t know existed- will it all be too much? Will Nolan’s devotion to Alexa’s happiness cost him their relationship and lose him the only thing that has ever mattered in his life? Or will Nolan discover that his past doesn’t determine his future and he is worth the happiness he doesn’t think he deserves?

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars

My Review:
Wilcox loses no time starting off the book really hot and steamy! Though I had to read 75% through the book to discover a real conflict, it was filled with action. The iPhone pictures and post-in notes struck me as weird at first. But it was a really cool add on to the book. Although the pictures of the iPhone messages were always at 100% battery and 5 bars, which wasn’t very realistic, since most of the time the main characters were half way though their day. I also thought that there was a little bit too much emotions. There was places both Alexa and Nolan were crying where in reality they probably wouldn’t be crying. Other than that I really enjoyed this book, it’s a quick read. And if you’re looking for a little excitement to spice up your boring day at work, than this is perfect for you.

About the Author:
Some may consider me a jack of all trades, but I consider myself well rounded.
I’ve waitressed, styled hair, answered phones and, most recently, worked full time as mom to my two beautiful little boys.
Then there was this book… Everyone and their brother started talking about this book series titled Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James. I didn’t really pay attention to the craze at first, since I wasn’t a big reader- okay, I didn’t read at all. But curiosity got the best of me, so I downloaded it to my kindle.
I was immediately hooked. I read the whole series in three days. Yes, three books in three days.
I kept finding all these great books that I HAD to read (just ask my credit card!).
Then I started hearing voices. Voices that turned into stories; stories that were begging to get out of my head.
I started writing them down on scraps of paper. Then I transferred them to my computer. Before I knew it, Planning on Forever was born.
The voices in my head are still talking, so I’m still writing.
Author Social Media Links:
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Facebook
Twitter

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