Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag 2017

I miss blogging.😢

It’s been eons ago since I posted something in here and I apologize for my continued absence. Real life sucks. *sigh*

I decided to do this tag even though it’s already mid-July. I wanted to share to you guys my reading journey for 2017 so far. Here it goes.🙌

The first two both have time travel elements while the last one is my successful venture on YA Fantasy.💜👍


I haven’t read that much sequels this year to be honest. But these two are really amazing.👍


These are on my TBR because of their intriguing blurbs. I need them like yesterday.😍


My heart can’t handle the waiting. ASDFGHJKL.😆


They weren’t bad but I think I hyped it up too much to myself that I felt like it was lacking.😿


The first two have a very amazing and surprising plot, great writing.👍 And the third one was a pleasant surprise from a book that I haven’t seen anywhere here in WordPress. I just love it.💜


1. Renée Ahdieh for The Wrath and the Dawn duology.

2. Ceci Giltenan for The Pocket Watch Chronicles.

3. Blake Crouch for Dark Matter and Pines.


1. Roman from Just A Bit Ruthless by Alessandra Hazzard.

2. Khalid from The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renée Ahdieh.

I love my mysterious, broody and sweet heroes.😘💜


1. Shazi from The Wrath and the Dawn duology by Renée Ahdieh.

2. Jason from Dark Matter by Blake Crouch.

3. Ella from Cinder & Ella by Kelly Oram.


Dark Matter made me tear up a lot. And Cinder & Ella caused me to ugly cry on some parts of the story.😭

These are also sequels that I loved. They made me so happy because loving the first book of these series, I never expected something much better. Love them.😍💜  


I haven’t seen any but I really hope to watch Beauty and the Beast.🙋


All of them. I put a lot of effort on each of my post and I love them all.😘


Tht cover is really a.ma.zing.💜💜💜


These are actually series that I need to finish or catch up on. I love the previous books but I don’t know why I’m not resuming my reading of the above books. Here’s to finishing a series this year.👊💜


I’m back!❤

Hello! It’s been a while.✌

My last post here is last February. I even missed the anniversary of my blog.😿 By the way, I achieved my one year of blogging last March 12.🎂🎉 BUT WordPress didn’t notify me about it, WHY?😤😭

I had a goal of posting a book review here for every book that I’ve read. I guess I can say now that it was a fail.😭 Though, I was consistent on posting my reviews on Goodreads. 😆 Here’s my account, feel free to add me: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/55751161-angie 

It was a busy few months for me. But I managed to read books, here’s my Goodreads challenge to keep you up to date on my reading: 

Finally, today I have time to visit my blog and update my social media accounts.😎

I was away for so long but still when I checked my notifs, there was a lot who started following me and my old friends are still following me. Thank you so much! I’ll try my best to post regularly again.😍😘💞

Waterfall – Book Review #18 (2017)

Title: Waterfall

Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren

Series: #1 of River of Time 

Goodreads synopsis:

Most American teenagers want a vacation in Italy, but the Betarrini sisters have spent every summer of their lives among the romantic hills with their archaelogist parents.

Stuck among the rubble of the medieval castles in rural Tuscany, on yet another hot, dusty archaeological site, Gabi and Lia are bored out of their minds…until Gabi places her hand atop a handprint in an ancient tomb and finds herself in fourteenth-century Italy. And worse yet, in the middle of a fierce battle between knights of two opposing forces.

Suddenly Gabi’s summer in Italy is much, much more interesting.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟

I love Historical Romance with an element of Time Travel. I’ve read a few good ones and some of which are “just okay”. This first book of the River of Time series is one of the ‘just okay’ books on Time Travel Historical Romance that I’ve read so far.

3 stars is actually me being kind for the effort on the research on Etruscan or Italian history and I really love stories with Time Travel. Honestly, I don’t have any background on Italian/Etruscan history – one of the reasons I did not feel that much connected to the story.

Gabi is a whiny heroine. I know that she’s young. But her stubbornness and pride is NOT endearing at all. Lia is weak on my opinion, though her archery skills are a big help. Romana is a confusing character.

Marcelo and Luca are one dimensional prince and knight on a white horse off to save the damsels in distress, namely Gabi and Lia.

I was underwhelmed on the story and I’m sorry but I’m not interested to continue on this series.😿

January 2017 Wrap Up

So, January is done. I don’t know where time went. Can we just pause everything? I feel like time is moving sooo fast.😱

This month I reached my 10th month of blogging.🎉

Also, I turned 27 years old last January 22. 🎂 *I’m a bit scared of the 30’s but.. life goes on.*

I promised to post a book review for each book that I will read and I succeeded! 👊

One major change for this month is my work schedule. I now work from Thursdays to Mondays. That weekend shift was not really my favorite. I’m the only one in the office and about 3 people on the same floor. It was creepy. 😭

Now, I don’t know how I did it but I managed to read 17 books this month.🙌💜


I promised to not read that much straight up NA Romance this year but I ended up reading 6. 😁

1. Easy Love – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

2. Easy Charm – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

3. Easy Melody – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

4. Sway – 🌟🌟🌟🌟

5. Get Me Off – 🌟🌟.5

6. Billionaire Boss’s Baby – 🌟🌟.5


This is still NA Romance but with an M/M aspect added on it. If you’re unfamiliar with it, M/M indicates romance between two adult guys. That’s what I think it means anyway, lol. Not sure if I got it right.😸

7. Just A Bit Confusing – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

8. Just A Bit Ruthless – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

9. Him – 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

10. Leo Loves Aries – 🌟🌟🌟.5


I tried the Mafia themed books and it wasn’t good. 😿

11. Monster In His Eyes – 🌟🌟🌟

12. The Gun Runner – 🌟🌟.5

13. Billionaire Mafia Boss’s Baby – 🌟🌟.5

14. Ruthless People – 🌟🌟🌟


So these three are some of the hyped up books on my shelf that I’m wary or scared to read. It took a lot of mind conditioning before I convinced myself to read this books, lol. 😁

15. Falling Kingdoms – 🌟🌟🌟.5

16. Shadow And Bone – 🌟🌟🌟.5

17. Dark Matter – 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

So, that’s my whole January. It was a great month. Another year for me.😄💜

How was your month friends?🙌

Easy Melody – Book Review #17 (2017)

Title: Easy Melody

Author: Kristen Proby 

Series: #3 of Bordeaux 

Goodreads synopsis:

Callie Mills never intended to return to New Orleans and the life she left behind more than a decade ago. There was no need to open old wounds when she had the life she’d worked hard for in Denver. But when she’s fired from her awesome job in Colorado and her father dies, she has no choice but to return home to run the derelict bar left to her in the heart of the French Quarter. Callie must not only face bad memories but turn The Odyssey into something she can be proud of.

And who better to help bring in crowds of people than Declan Boudreaux?

Declan is a sought-after musician who knows he’s good at what he does and loves doing it. Known to pack the house, he also loves women and doesn’t expect to be knocked back a step by the beautiful new owner of The Odyssey. Callie is sharp, gorgeous and funny, and makes him yearn for something he never has before… Commitment.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟

Finally, Declan’s story. Declan is one of the twins of the Bordeaux siblings. He is the musical genius of the family.

This is his story and how he will win Callie’s heart. Callie is the owner of the Odyssey bar where Declan performs on some nights.

As usual, the story was smooth sailing. But I felt that the conflict here is almost non-existent. I still enjoyed reading this. Like the previous books, the chemistry of the main characters are amazing.💜

Easy Charm – Book Review #16 (2017)

Title: Easy Charm

Author: Kristen Proby 

Series: #2 of Boudreaux 

Goodreads synopsis:

Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a Bed and Breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy and her family. She meets new people every day, and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she’s also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone. Until Rhys O’Shaughnessy walks through her door, brooding and wounded and the sexiest thing she’s ever laid eyes on.

Rhys has been at the top of his game as a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs for more than ten years. Baseball is in his blood. But when he tears his rotator cuff and has to sit a season out, he retreats to Inn Boudreaux at the recommendation of his cousin, Kate, to heal and work toward building his shoulder back to perfect shape with only one goal in mind: to return to the game he loves. But he didn’t plan on being utterly charmed by a devastatingly beautiful woman and her baseball-loving son.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

The second book of the series is as good as the first and better with a plus one namely cutesy Sam. 😚 I really love single mother romance theme. I love how the new guy needs to win the kid too. So cute.😄

This is the story of Gabby, the youngest among the Boudreaux siblings. Guess who her partner is? None other than Rhys, Kate’s famous baseball pitcher cousin.

Their chemistry is sizzling people.🔥 I love it. I love how their story was written. This has the same feel as the first book.

It was smooth writing until the end. I love this series. Totally recommended.👍

Easy Love – Book Review #15 (2017)

Title: Easy Love 

Author: Kristen Proby 

Series: #1 of Boudreaux

Goodreads synopsis:

Eli Boudreaux’s family has built ships and boats in Louisiana for generations. He comes from a hard working, wealthy family and his empire is growing by leaps and bounds. At thirty, he is the youngest CEO to ever head Bayou Enterprises, co-chairing with his eldest brother. His head for business and his no-nonsense work ethic is also quickly making him the best the company has seen in generations. His staff admires him, women adore him and Eli’s family is solid. But he’s recently discovered that someone on the inside of his business is stealing from him and he’s determined to find out who.

Kate O’Shaughnessy is hired by companies all over the world to slip inside and investigate every member of the organization from the CEO down to the custodial staff to find the person or persons responsible for embezzling. She’s excellent at blending, becoming part of the team, and finding the weakest link. She’s smart, quick-witted, and she’s now been hired by Bayou Enterprises, specifically Eli Boudreaux. The attraction is immediate and the chemistry is off the charts, but Kate has heard all about Eli’s playboy past and she has a job to do. Sleeping with the boss isn’t a part of that job, even if just the sound of her name rolling off that Cajun tongue and the way he fills out a designer suit does make her sweat.

My rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟.5

I am a super fan of book series featuring members of the family. This one is sooo good.💜 This is a story of Eli and Kate. Eli is the first Boudreaux to be featured on this series. He’s the CEO of the family’s company. Kate meanwhile was hired to investigate who’s stealing in the company. Kate is also friends with some of the Boudreaux siblings.

Kate and Eli’s chemistry is HOT.🔥

The story hooked me in and I think the writing is really engaging. I read this on one seating and halfway, I stopped and searched my shelf if I have the succeeding books on this series because I’m perfectly sure I want to read them. To my delight, I have books 2 and 3.🙌

The story is smooth sailing with some minor bumps along the way but you just have a feeling that everything will be fine.

I didn’t gave it 5 stars because I did not feel the conflict that much. But since I’m in the mood for a light reading, it went well.

If you’re looking for a light read and cute and hot story. This one’s for you.👍