Blog Tour: For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa

Hello, everyone! First of all, thank you for stopping by! I know it’s been a while since I last participated in a blog tour but I’m beyond thrilled to share this wonderful summer read with you! By the way, I’d like to thank the one and only Harper Collins Publishers for including me in this blog tour. 🙂

Without further ado, let the party begin, shall we?

The book I’m featuring today is For Butter or Worse by Erin La Rosa, and I’ll share the book info, author intro, exclusive excerpt for Chapter 1, my full review, and fun recipes inspired by the story. Just keep reading!!

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Release Blitz & Book Rec: Somewhere Between Hello and Goodbye by Aisling Magie

Hansel

I never knew I needed her until she came into my life—my beautiful stranger. Bowie was everything I wasn’t. Free. Impulsive. Carefree. With a common destination, we embarked on a road trip. Little did I know, my life was about to change forever.

Bowie

I never thought he’d become more than a stranger—my dopamine hugger. Hansel was everything I wanted. Caring. Understanding. Giving. I told him we could remain strangers during the road trip but part with good memories. But the best and worst things lie in the unexpected.

We were never supposed to meet again, but when we did, I wished we had never said hello in the first place.

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Book Review: Stay Awake (Stay Awake #1) by Audrey Francis-Plante

If you could get sleep from the store, would you buy it? It’s 2141 and rest vials can be bought worldwide, small injections that provide the energy of three, six, or nine hours of sleep without having to actually sleep them.

Nineteen-year-old Farren Bray doesn’t have a choice but to use rest vials after her parents’ deaths left her struggling with insomnia and debt. Buying her sleep allows her to work a full 150-hour week and survive in a fast-moving city.

But a mysterious entity called the Shroud is spreading on the continent, killing people in their sleep. The price of rest vials goes through the roof and a lot of people, including Farren, can no longer afford sleep.

Her rest vials are dwindling.

The Shroud is approaching.

The only option left is to stay awake.  (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Dead Girls Never Talk (St. Mary’s #3) by S.J. Sylvis

AMAZON Top 50 Bestselling Author, SJ Sylvis, brings an addictive interconnected standalone boarding school romance set in a deliciously dark world packed with angst and off-the-charts chemistry.

Cade

Loving her was like breathing air—it was hard to live without.

Journey Smith was quiet and guarded, and above all else…beautiful. When we were alone, I grew to know the girl behind the stormy eyes. Her hesitant touches and hidden smiles were reserved for me, but now they’re gone. Stolen moments of happiness were replaced with sharp barbs and fiery glares concealing her fear.

Our past was written in the stone of St. Mary’s—a past that I was not willing to repeat. But what I assumed to be the truth was nothing more than a fabrication of such.

Journey was back, but she was no longer mine.

Journey

They say time heals all wounds—unless, of course, your heart was broken by someone like Cade.

Cade Walker was elusive, part of the Rebels who ruled the halls of St. Mary’s. However, I got his playboy smile and deep dimples. When we were alone, he said all the right things–until his betrayal.

Now that I was back, we no longer stood on even ground. With every fleeting glance he gave me, my hammering heart tried to obscure my fear. Cornered in the darkened halls of St. Mary’s Boarding School, Cade demanded to know the truth.

A truth I wasn’t willing to give.

Dead Girls Never Talk is a complete standalone in the St. Mary’s Series and ends with an HEA. This book deals with subjects that some may find triggering.  (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Love, Lists, and Fancy Ships (Love, Lists & Fancy Ships #1) by Sarah Grunder Ruiz

Sometimes a yacht, a bold bucket list, and a kiss with a handsome stranger are all a person needs to dive into the deep end of life.

For the last year, yacht stewardess Jo Walker has been attempting to complete a bucket list of thirty things she wants to accomplish by her birthday. Jo has almost everything she’s ever wanted, including a condo on the beach (though she’s the youngest resident by thirty years) and an exciting job (albeit below deck) that lets her travel the world.

Jo is on track until a family tragedy turns her life upside down, and the list falls by the wayside. But when her two nieces show up unannounced with plans to stay the summer, they discover her list and insist on helping Jo finish it. Though the remaining eight items (which include running a marathon, visiting ten countries, and sleeping in a castle) seem impossible to complete in twelve weeks, Jo takes on the challenge.

When she summons the courage to complete item number five–kiss a stranger–and meets Alex Hayes, all bets are off. As her feelings for Alex intensify and Jo’s inability to confront difficult emotions about her family complicates her relationships, she must learn to quit playing it safe with her heart before she loses what matters most. (From: Goodreads)

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Release Blitz: Meet Me at Midnight by Melissa Toppen (Review & Giveaway)

Hello, beautiful bookish people!! *waving enthusiastically*

How have you been? I hope 2022 is treating you well and despite the pandemic, you still have a great year so far. It’s been AGES since my last blog tour/release blitz so ahhh, I’m excited to share this post with you! Aside from more info about this book, you can find my full review, author bio, where to stalk Melissa Toppen, and an international giveaway by the end of this post! Enjoy!! 🙂

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Book Review: Book Lovers by Emily Henry

One summer. Two rivals. A plot twist they didn’t see coming…

Nora Stephens’ life is books—she’s read them all—and she is not that type of heroine. Not the plucky one, not the laidback dream girl, and especially not the sweetheart. In fact, the only people Nora is a heroine for are her clients, for whom she lands enormous deals as a cutthroat literary agent, and her beloved little sister Libby.

Which is why she agrees to go to Sunshine Falls, North Carolina for the month of August when Libby begs her for a sisters’ trip away—with visions of a small town transformation for Nora, who she’s convinced needs to become the heroine in her own story. But instead of picnics in meadows, or run-ins with a handsome country doctor or bulging-forearmed bartender, Nora keeps bumping into Charlie Lastra, a bookish brooding editor from back in the city. It would be a meet-cute if not for the fact that they’ve met many times and it’s never been cute.

If Nora knows she’s not an ideal heroine, Charlie knows he’s nobody’s hero, but as they are thrown together again and again—in a series of coincidences no editor worth their salt would allow—what they discover might just unravel the carefully crafted stories they’ve written about themselves. (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas

“We were perfect together. Until we met.”

Misha

I can’t help but smile at the words in her letter. She misses me.

In fifth grade, my teacher set us up with pen pals from a different school. Thinking I was a girl, with a name like Misha, the other teacher paired me up with her student, Ryen. My teacher, believing Ryen was a boy like me, agreed.

It didn’t take long for us to figure out the mistake. And in no time at all, we were arguing about everything. The best take-out pizza. Android vs. iPhone. Whether or not Eminem is the greatest rapper ever…

And that was the start. For the next seven years, it was us.

Her letters are always on black paper with silver writing. Sometimes there’s one a week or three in a day, but I need them. She’s the only one who keeps me on track, talks me down, and accepts everything I am.

We only had three rules. No social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. We had a good thing going. Why ruin it?

Until I run across a photo of a girl online. Name’s Ryen, loves Gallo’s pizza, and worships her iPhone. What are the chances?

F*ck it. I need to meet her.

I just don’t expect to hate what I find.

Ryen

He hasn’t written in three months. Something’s wrong. Did he die? Get arrested? Knowing Misha, neither would be a stretch.

Without him around, I’m going crazy. I need to know someone is listening. It’s my own fault. I should’ve gotten his number or picture or something.

He could be gone forever.

Or right under my nose, and I wouldn’t even know it. (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Mr. Wrong Number by Lynn Painter

Things get textual when a steamy message from a random wrong number turns into a thrilling anonymous relationship in this hilarious rom-com by Lynn Painter.

Bad luck has always followed Olivia Marshall…or maybe she’s just the screw-up her family thinks she is. But when a “What are you wearing?” text from a random wrong number turns into the hottest, most entertaining—albeit anonymous—relationship of her life, she thinks things might be on the upswing….

Colin Beck has always considered Olivia his best friend’s annoying little sister, but when she moves in with them after one of her worst runs of luck, he realizes she’s turned into an altogether different and sexier distraction. He’s sure he can keep his distance, until the moment he discovers she’s the irresistible Miss Misdial he’s been sort of sexting for weeks—and now he has to decide whether to turn the heat up or ghost her before things get messy. (From: Goodreads)

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Book Review: Bad Boys Never Fall (St. Mary’s duet #2) by S.J. Sylvis

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Isaiah:

We were destined to burn from the second I laid eyes on her.

Within every dark corner of St. Mary’s Boarding School, watchful eyes tracked our every move. My guilty conscience whispered unjust excuses in my ear anytime we touched. Our futures suddenly became unclear, and the already blurred lines became blurrier.

A past we didn’t know existed turned our walls of self-preservation to rubble. The truth was suddenly revealed, and our plan went up in flames.

Gemma thought I was the one letting her fall into the ashes. But little did she know, I was there to watch her rise.

Bad Boys Never fall is book two in the St. Mary’s Duet and concludes Gemma & Isaiah’s story. Bad Boys Never Fall is intended for readers 18+ and deals with subjects that some may find triggering. (From: Goodreads)

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