Wednesday, July 27, 2016

My Favorite Quotes/Lines - How to Lose a Bachelor

How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks

"Now he seemed to languish in the spotlight like a fly on a pile of crap."

"For God’s sake, she’d done everything else in her power to humiliate him, but her intentions were never to kill the idiot."

"Why are my testicles always in danger on this show?"

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Review - How to Lose a Bachelor

How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks

4 gnomes out of 5 gnomes

This book was a lot of fun. I don’t normally watch Bachelor type shows but the whole concept/structure in a book is a lot of fun. I really liked the humor in the story and how relatable all of the characters are.

Rochelle and Grant have some crazy chemistry and I love how far she took the whole revenge bits. I like that you slowly learn their history and get both sides of the story. Dual perspective shows you how crazy the whole situation is.

It has a great behind the scenes aspect to it all that makes for a quick and fun read. There’s plenty of manipulation on both sides and you’ll wonder what’s going to happen next. Plus though you pretty much know how it’s going to end, it’s a heck of an entertaining ride getting there.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Sentence Sneak Peek - How to Lose a Bachelor

How to Lose a Bachelor by Anna Banks

The first sentence from each chapter of How to Lose a Bachelor, it's a mini summary of what you can expect to read.

* Spoilers are highlighted like so :)

“Rochelle Ransom hadn’t worn a dress like this since… actually, she’d never worn a dress like this.”

“They had instructed Grant to smile at each and every bachelorette in the room, at least long enough to give the camera a slight reaction.”

“How many times can Grant Drake ruin my life?”

“Grant shut the door behind him and strode to Richie’s extravagant mahogany desk.”

“Rochelle placed her empty suitcase in the walk-in closet she now shared with Maya.”

“Grant placed his palms flat on Richie’s desk and stared down at the man whose fault this was.”

“Even as the plane began its glide down the runway, Rochelle’s stomach tied itself into about eighteen different knots of hysteria.”

“Grant waited in the lavish courtyard outside the mansion.”

“Rochelle cursed under her breath as she assessed herself in the mirror.”

“Tonight’s Friendship Ceremony would be easy for Grant.”

“Rochelle couldn’t help but feel that she was in an endless beauty pageant where all the contestants were lined up on stage for inspection for days on end, expected to present themselves with an unwavering smile and sucked-in gut.”

“Grant groaned, carefully pulling the ice pack from the crotch of his boxers and placing it on the nightstand beside his bed.”

“When Grant handed Amber the bouquet of sweet peas at the Friendship Ceremony, Rochelle had to quash the urge to fling herself at him and finish the job she’d started in the gym.”

“Grant waited in the chef-level kitchen of the mansion.”

Grant is in an irritatingly good mood tonight, Rochelle thought to herself as she set to mashing up the baked sweet potatoes.”

“Progress had been made, Grant was sure of it.”

“Rochelle made her way down to the makeup studio set up in one of the many living rooms of the mansion.”

“This was the week Grant had been dreading.”

“Rochelle let herself into Richie’s office unannounced.”

“Grant settled into his first class seat, unable to appreciate the fact that he had the entire row to himself for the duration of the flight.”

“As the limo came to a stop on Main Street, Rochelle could hardly believe her eyes. Her wholesome hometown had turned into a commercial oasis.”

“He couldn’t take his eyes off her sitting across the dinner table, and not just because she’d kissed him earlier.”

Breakfast with the Drakes was nothing less than painful.”

“Grant shut the door to Richie’s office and took a seat in front of his desk.”

“Maya burst through their bedroom door, breathless.”

“A single gold-plated rose rested on the pedestal on the veranda.”

“Rochelle settled on her couch in her robe and slippers and cradled a fresh pint of Ben & Jerry’s while fumbling for the remote control.”

“Grant’s jaw dropped as Cassandra strode over to him and placed a gentle kiss on his cheek.”

“When the show suddenly cut off and went to commercial, Rochelle jumped from the couch, knocking her ice cream onto the floor.”

“Grant lay on the bottom cot of the cell, arms tucked behind his head.”

“Chris leaned against the wall in the hall of the hospital, arms crossed.”

Friday, July 22, 2016

Weekend Read - How to Lose a Bachelor

This book is hilarious so far, I love both of the characters and seeing what crazy thing they’ll do next.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Question of the Day - Do you play Pokémon GO?

I like a lot of other people of course remember Pokémon from the cartoon and the video games. I really never stopped playing the games so I was very happy the day Pokémon GO was released. It’s fun and I do find a lot more excuses to walk around a lot more then I used to. I'm Team Mystic/I live across the street from a Pokestop/there's a gym and three Pokestops at my work so it really has been a really fun week or so.

Here are some of my favorites I’ve found or evolved so far:

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Reread-tastic - aka Books I love to read over and over and over again

I adore this series. I discovered it in high school and continue to read these three books and the other books in the series over and over. The world building and characters just draw me back time after time. I even find myself skipping the bad guy chapters and just reading my favorite parts too. This is the kind of series where I want to know everything about these characters and would read books about them and their world forever. It's the kind of series that really lets you imagine being as Ariel from the Little Mermaid would say, "part of that world."

Friday, July 15, 2016

Weekend Read - This Savage Song

This book is fantastic so far and has me really curious about this world. Schwab always has fantastical worlds and characters so I can’t wait to find out more about this one.