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Booze: Veil Pineapple Vodka

Booze: Veil Pineapple Vodka

My husband and I recently threw a very large BBQ. When buying alcohol for our BBQs, we always buy both regular and flavored vodkas. This time, our local liquor store only had 1 bottle of Pineapple Cîroc. Instead of leaving (for a better stocked store, we (well, I) allowed the… Read more »

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Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Review: The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean

Welcome back to Clean Up Week at Books, Life & Wine! Today we’re DNF’ing The Felig Chronicles (The Felig Chronicles #1) by P.J. Dean at 30%. Primary Reason: Unable to get into the story due to telling and not showing. I first met The Felig Chronicles in 2014 after seeing… Read more »

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Review: Dripping by Maddy Roman

Review: Dripping by Maddy Roman

DNF @22% Yeah. This one is soooo far from being my cup of tea. I found it to be disgusting, to be honest. Completely gross and disgusting. Let’s start one why I got rid of this one: -Our Heroine, Janie/Star: Janie is supposedly a top dancer at a prestigious dance… Read more »

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Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

Review: Dark Lord of Derkholm (Derkholm #1) by Diana Wynne Jones

DNF at 45% I’ve been sitting on Dark Lord of Derkholm for a while now. Initially I really liked it and found it humorous. It reminded me of Pratchett’s DiscWorld a bit (in its humor only). So color me shocked when I ran into a vaguely worded but pretty obvious… Read more »

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Review: Ordered By The Mountain Man (Modern Mail-Order Bride Romance #2) by Frankie Love

Review: Ordered By The Mountain Man (Modern Mail-Order Bride Romance #2) by Frankie Love

Ugh. IDK what it was about this one but…not a fan. I didn’t care for the heroine’s attitude (about marriage and about life) and I hated the way these people spoke to each other. I mean, every other word they (all) uttered made me feel like cringing. Sometimes when I… Read more »

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Review: Mine to Take by  Alexa Kaye

Review: Mine to Take by Alexa Kaye

I learned about Mine to Take and Alexa Kaye via Amazon as a recommendation for Kindle Unlimited. This is my first Alexa Kaye/Avery Kaye book but it feels rather…familiar. So far? It’s 75% Lassoing the Virgin Mail Order Bride and 25% Claimed By The Mountain Man. Though the dirty parts… Read more »

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Review: Sold to the Hitman by Alexis Abbott

Review: Sold to the Hitman by Alexis Abbott

DNF at 23% blah blah blah. Sold to the Hitman was…so incredibly boring that I couldn’t force myself to read past 23%. I thought the heroine was…bland, boring and forgettable. I was a little more interested in the hero but he was boring, too. Sometimes Kindle Unlimited leads to this… Read more »

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Review: Guarding His Obsession by Alexa Riley

Review: Guarding His Obsession by Alexa Riley

OMG. I HATED the heroine in this book. Hated. I hated every.single.thing. about the heroine, for the most part. Every time she had dialogue I wanted to rip off her lips and sew her mouth-hole shut. Permanently. The aggravation I felt knew no bounds. In fact, I was completely unable… Read more »

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Review: Freshman by Madison Faye

Review: Freshman by Madison Faye

Wow. So. How did we end up here? O_O Twice Driven and Kindle Unlimited. That’s how. Freshman was one of the three free books in the back of Twice Driven. Freshman (like Twice Driven) sounds like an Alexa Riley book. It is not. What Freshman is is poorly edited. And… Read more »

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Review: Tackled by Sabrina Paige

Review: Tackled by Sabrina Paige

I decided to read Tackled because I read and loved The Deal by Elle Kennedy. The Deal starred a popular “star” jock and an incredibly smart heroine who tutored him. The hero in The Deal cared about his future and his education. He was having a great time being a… Read more »

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