COVER REVEAL: Hot Shot by Karina Halle

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Delilah Gordon has a secret.

She’s been in love with her best friend and the boy next door, Fox Nelson, since she was six years old.

And while most of her friends and family know about her unrequited crush, the one person who remains oblivious is Fox himself. To Delilah, it’s better this way. She’d rather pretend that they’re just friends, even though her feelings for the moody rugged mountain man are anything but tame.

 

Fox Nelson has a secret too.

As a wildland firefighter or “hot shot,” Fox parachutes into danger every day he’s on the job, risking all to fight wildfires that threaten ranches, forests and thousands of lives. But while Fox’s job is only for the brave, inside he feels anything but. The more he grapples with his raging demons, the more he realizes Delilah is the only one who can put out the flames.

 

As the two friends grow closer – and more intimate – than ever before, the more complicated their relationship becomes.

And Delilah has one more secret to reveal.

A secret that will change both their lives…forever.

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Isn’t that gorgeous? LOVE!

 

Also, the first book in the series is currently free! Remember that these can be read as standalones!

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Books I’ve read for uni this term

One of the many reasons that I haven’t read as many books as I might’ve liked these past months is probably because I’ve had to read a lot of books for uni. So, I thought I’d let you know which books I’ve read for my ecocritical lit course, and if I liked them or not.

Walking by Henry David Thoreau – I hated this with all my being. Fuck trancendentalism!

Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver – This was OK. Nothing more, nothing less.

White Fang by Jack London – Ehhhhhh, let’s just say that I won’t make my students read this one.

Wild by Cheryl Strayed – Yeah, no.

 

To be read/reading:

Green grass, running water by Thomas King

Do androids dream of electric sheep? by Philip K. Dick

 

Also, a bunch of short stories, articles and other theoretic crap.

 

We have also seen/ will be seeing some movies such as Grizzly Man, Avatar and Wall-E. Looking forward to those last two.

 

Is it weird that I want to quit with only a term and a few weeks left?

 

xx Kayla

 

PS. Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think?

 

ARC REVIEW: Bad at Love by Karina Halle

Bad At Love AMAZONOriginal title: Bad at Love
Year published: 2017
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
Number of pages: 367
First sentence: “Tonight is going to suck,” Naomi grumbles.

Plot: Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be the sexy Brit’s girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

 

My thoughts: My thoughts? My thoughts? Do I even have thoughts? Who the hell knows.

THIS BOOK BLEW MY MIND. So, basically I no longer have a mind which means I don’t have thoughts. Does that suffice in way of review? No? Dang it.

Friends to lovers is actually not a fave trope of mine, I’m more of an enemies to lovers kind of gal. Buuuuuuuut, I did really enjoy this book. Hell, I more than enjoyed it. But then again, it’s a Karina book, that’s not to say that I’m biased (OK, maybe I am, a little bit) because this is a really good book. It is funny, swoony, hot, sad. It is all you need. You know that song? All you need is love, dadadadadada? I say, all you need is Bad at love, dadadadada! In all honestly, we all get a little down this time of year, I know I do. And this is the perfect pick me up, and maybe sob fest, if that’s what you feel you need.

I don’t really know what to say about the characters because it’ll probably be a repeat of all my other Halle reviews. Swoony, hot male lead who’d kind of a douche to all ladies but the leading one. Loveable, quirky leading lady who you just want to be friends with. Then there are all these other characters than just makes the story a real story, you know? Karina has this way of writing characters that you actually believe exists and I don’t know how she does it. Everything is just so believable and real, as I usually say with her books, it’s like I’m right there with all of the characters.

 

Really, you should get this book. If not for yourself then it’s a great gift for thanksgiving, for advent, for Christmas. Or for everyone!

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I suck, I know!

I don’t know how many times I’ve promised to become better at this blogging thing. Life just keeps getting in the way.

If you’ve been following this blog and me for a while, you know that I have mental health issues. Basically, life is a rollercoaster. And not one of those fun ones where you laugh and scream, but one of those where you sit there hoping for the ride to be fucking over because you can’t stop screaming, crying and throwing up. You’re terrified. And the ride just won’t stop.

So, while I really do want to blog, I just can’t seem to find the time to actually read books while on that rollercoaster, juggling school, private life, social life and trying to maintain my health. Changing this blog into something else has been on my mind for a while now. I love a lot of things apart from books, such as fashion, tv shows and interior decorating. I don’t know if you guys would be up to reading any of that but at least then maybe I’d be able to actually post something.

While I’m sat here writing this post, listening to Christmas music, I should really be working on my field study presentation, or my bachelors essay or anything school related basically. I’m a busy gal who most of the time just wants to stay in bed and cry the day away. I’m trying to find that life spark again, but it’s damn hard. Sometimes I feel like just giving up.

Let me know what you guys would be up to! And know that I do appreciate the few of you who still visit this blog.

xx Kayla

PS. What’s the weather like where you are? It’s snowing like crazy here and has been since Sunday.

COVER REVEAL: Bad at love by Karina Halle

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Bad at Love by Karina Halle
Release Date: November 16th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Hang Le

Bad at Love, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is coming November 16th!!!

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She’s bad at love, but he’s even worse…

Marina is hot, blonde, and wickedly smart, but when it comes to men? She’s hopeless. Between her quirks and her lack of filter, there isn’t a man in Los Angeles that will stick around after the third date.

Her handsome, charming friend Lazarus has the opposite problem. Everyone wants to be his girlfriend, but he gets bored and moves on quickly.

There’s only one way to figure out why neither of them has cracked this love thing– they’ll date each other. On paper, it’s the perfect experiment. But in reality, things between Marina and Laz get complicated quickly.

They might be bad at love, but they are even worse at being friends.

Add to GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2yJATbB

Meet Karina:

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.

Halle is represented by the Root Literary and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Connect with Karina:

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ARC REVIEW: Maverick by Karina Halle

img_4037Original title: Maverick
Year published: 2017
Published by: Metal Blonde Books
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First sentence: Fuck.”

 Plot: Forget playing it safe.

John “Maverick” Nelson likes to live his life on the edge – literally. A crucial member of the search and rescue team in the mountainous British Columbian town of North Ridge, Maverick’s brash and bold attitude means he’s the first one to ascend into danger, no matter the risk.

When it comes to women, though, Maverick errs on the side of caution. For all his cocky charm, rugged good looks and sexual swagger, he remains as unreachable as the surrounding peaks. Hot, wild sex? He’ll tell you there’s no better way to spend a cold, wintry night. Relationships? He’d rather freeze.

That is until he lays his eyes on American Riley Clarke. Trading in the crippling expenses of Aspen for BC, Riley is North Ridge’s newest member of their search and rescue team and the only woman on the job, which means spending a lot of time with Mav in adrenaline-pumping situations.

With the chemistry between them hot enough to melt snow, keeping their hands off each other is detriment to the success of their team. Besides, Maverick’s her boss and she didn’t work her ass off in Colorado just to throw it all away for some mind-blowing sex.

But when the worst winter in years sweeps in, Riley and Maverick will have to battle the elements along with their attraction for each other. And if either of them slip up, both of them will be in for a deep freeze.

 

My thoughts: I don’t even know where to begin. It’s hard to put the feelings I felt when reading this book in to actual words. Karina described as not as angsty as some of her other books. This was supposed to be lighter, easier, not as much heartbreak and suffering. That was a fucking lie. This book starts out with a fucking heartbreak. Then it does gets easier and you get to enjoy all the superhot sex scenes and all that jazz. Until there’s fucking heartbreak again. Like, I wanted to die, that kind of heartbreak. I was not okay because nothing about that scene was okay, neither were the ones after. I just need you to prepare to get your heart broken because I wasn’t prepared and now I’m sat here writing this like a mess.

I loved the characters in this book and it makes me sad that I haven’t read the previous book in the series, Wild Card, because even though these can totally be red as standalones you kind of miss some stuff because the characters in the books are all connected. Maybe I’ll read it later, who knows. The most important characters are of course Maverick and Riley and I’m not sure what to say about these characters, you kind of have to get to know them yourself, they’re kind of complex. Both of them have a sad/messy past and it just adds so much to who they are. I’ll just say that they are made for each other, like for real.

The book is out now, where you usually buy books and you should really buy this one, and drown in it, like I did. The next book, Hot Shot, is about Maverick’s brother Fox and it will be out in January!

 

FIVE FUCKING STARS!