Ebook Haul #2 (2021)

Hi friends!๐Ÿค—

It’s another ebook haul! Yes, I’m still scouring the Kindle store for free books.๐Ÿ˜…

Anyway, I think this will be a regular thing on my blog. It’s fun searching for free books on the Kindle store. I only download those that interests me.๐Ÿ˜›

I kinda tweak things a bit. I’m grouping the books via genre or type or any logical grouping that I can think of. I haven’t read them so I can’t be sure but the groupings should be a bit accurate.๐Ÿ˜

Now onto the books I got from the Kindle store and also some ARCs I got from NetGalley. The book cover images are all from Goodreads. Click the covers to direct you to their respective Goodreads page.

eARC: 3

Historical Romance: 3

Paranormal Romance: 3

Adult Contemporary Romance: 3

Free books! I won’t stop! ๐Ÿ˜†

Infinite โ€“ Book Review #13 (2021)

Title: Infinite

Author: Brian Freeman

Series: Standalone

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Goodreads synopsis:

One rainy night, the unthinkable happens: Dylan Moranโ€™s car plunges off the road into a raging river, his beautiful wife drowning as he struggles to shore.

In the aftermath, through his grief, Dylan experiences sudden, strange visions: wherever he goes, heโ€™s haunted by glimpses of himself. Dylan initially chalks it up to trauma, but that changes when he runs into a psychiatrist who claims heโ€™s her patient. She says he has been undergoing a unique hypnotherapy treatment built on the idea that with every choice, he creates an infinite number of parallel universes.

Now those parallel universes are unlockedโ€”and Dylanโ€™s doppelgรคnger has staked a claim to his world. Can Dylan use these alternate realities to get a second chance at the life that was stolen from him? Or will he lose himselfโ€ฆto himself?


This book got my interest because of its synopsis. The mention of parallel universe in a synopsis always hooks me. I very much love the multiverse or Many Worlds concept. Whenever I see a book with this premise, I will be very much willing to read it.โค

This book is about Dylan Moran. He was in an accident and it traumatized him. One day he met someone that claims to know him. That’s when he realized that another version of himself is in this world, his world. Those aren’t spoilers by the way as it was in the synopsis.

The writing is very engaging. I think this my first book from this author and it was a blast.๐Ÿ‘ I felt the tension, misery and helplessness of the characters while reading. There were times that I didn’t agree with Dylan’s decisions but I was still rooting for him until the end.

The mysteries and the twists kept me reading this. It was very action packed and it kept me on edge all throughout.

It kinda reminded me a bit of Dark Matter, just a bit. I love how the story concluded.๐Ÿ‘โค

***Thanks to the publisher and author for making this book available for review via Netgalley.***

A 5 star rating from an eARC under the Read Now section of NetGalley. So happy I decided to read this.๐Ÿ˜„

The mystery genre is not something I tend to reach out to but sometimes when I’m watching action themed tv series, I just am in the mood for them.โค

Game Changer โ€“ Book Review #12 (2021)

Title: Game Changer

Author: Sierra Hill

Series: #1 of Change of Hearts

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Goodreads synopsis:

Up until two years ago, I was living large and my lifeโ€™s priorities were anchored to three things โ€“ my NBA stardom, money and celebrity.

I was also a colossal dick.

Until one night turned my world upside down and I suffered unspeakable loss. That event changed the man I was and made me a widowed-single father.

Now Iโ€™m a desperate parent trying to raise my special needs son and find him a trustworthy live-in nanny.

Grad student Brooklyn Hayes may be the one, with her single-minded focus on caring for my son and finishing her Masterโ€™s degree. Sheโ€™s the perfect fit for our needs.

Maybe too perfectโ€ฆ with her bright smile, nurturing kindness and gentle touch. Caleb isnโ€™t the only one whoโ€™s fallen for her.

I donโ€™t know when or how it happened, but she changed the game for me. Turning my losing streak into a winning second-half.

My rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5

This is a single dad and nanny romance, so if you’re into that, this might interest you.

On this story, we have Garrett and his 4 year old (not sure) son Caleb. Their old nanny retired and needed to hire a new one asap. Here comes Brooklyn a grad student looking for a summer job.

I wanted to love this book so much but there’s just too many things that didn’t work for me. I only love one character on this book and that’s the young child Caleb. Caleb is soooo cute and just tugs at my heart. I love him to bits and the only sunshine while reading this book.๐Ÿ˜

The main couple’s chemistry is believable but the reason for it? Attraction at first sight. The push and pull that they were doing all throughout the book was soooo frustrating.

Time skips are deal breakers for me especially ‘after a month’ kind of trick. The pseudo conflict that was fixed on its own and a one dimensional villain that didn’t add anything on the story.

I still love some parts of the book especially the sweet moments with Caleb. Caleb saved my rating for this book.๐Ÿ‘

My go-to books are adult contemporary romance. I have lots of books under this genre and I will try to make a dent on them this year.๐Ÿ‘Š

The Broken Hearts Honeymoon โ€“ Book Review #11 (2021)

Title: The Broken Hearts Honeymoon

Author: Lucy Dickens

Series: Standalone

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Goodreads synopsis:

When disaster strikes, adventure calls…

Charlotte had a plan. The perfect country wedding, followed by a month-long honeymoon in Japan – but when her fiancรฉ starts having second thoughts, she knows there’s no choice but to call off the wedding.

Charlotte isn’t sure she knows how to be single, but she is going to try, starting with taking that trip of a lifetime – alone.

Will she find herself in the hills of Mount Fuji, or in the karaoke bars of Tokyo?

And will she be ready for romance by the time the cherry blossom flowers?

My rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5

This book is like a portal to Japan for me, not just the place but also the culture.โค

At first I thought I’ll dnf this one because it has (for me) a very slow start. There’s a lot of info dumping and just too much descriptions and the story got lost along the way. But I persevered and little by little learned to appreciate our main character, Charlotte.

Charlotte just cancelled her wedding and decided to still go for the honeymoon trip alone. She was all brave and confident on her way to Japan but upon arriving she realized how unprepared she really is.

This story is more on Charlotte’s soul searching and self discovery sprinkled with a rich background of Japan and its culture. The thing that really resonated with me is the concept of ikigai. This is the first time I’ve heard of it. I googled it and it means ‘a reason for being’. Knowing what your purpose is in a given time and just embracing who you are.

I have lots of realizations while reading the latter half of the book. It was a very calming and cleansing read.๐Ÿ˜

Recommended for those who loves Women’s Fiction, travelling and soul searching or self discovery kind of books.๐Ÿ‘

***Thanks to the publisher and author for making this book available for review via Netgalley.***

My first book for the month of May. Quite a good start.๐Ÿ‘

May 2021 TBR

Hello friends! Hello May!ย ๐Ÿค—

Wow. Without me noticing, it’s now the 5th month of the year. Like how crazy is that, right?

Recently I realized that I have too many unread eARCs on my kindle. It is all on me because whenever I finish one eARC, I add 3+ eARCs after. Like for some crazy reason, I’m rewarding myself after reading only one book.๐Ÿ˜…

May already started and I have finished some books and currently reading some. Below are my updates and my tbr for May. I might dedicate this month for my unread eARCs.

***The images credits to Goodreads. Click the images to direct you to their Goodreads page.***

Books finished: 4

4.5๐ŸŒŸ, Women’s Fiction, NetGalley

3.5๐ŸŒŸ, Adult Contemporary Romance

5๐ŸŒŸ, SciFi Mystery, NetGalley

3๐ŸŒŸ, Adult Contemporary Romance

Currently reading: 4

I’m reading this slowly, no rush. (NetGalley ARC)

This one is a bit heavy though it’s scifi. (NetGalley ARC)

I’m in the mood for mystery recently.

I’m not liking the mc but we’ll see.

Books I wish to read this month:ย 2

This is one of my backlist NetGalley ARC.

Another backlist NetGalley ARC.

Hopefully I’ll be able to read lots of books this month.๐Ÿ˜ƒ

April 2021 Monthly Wrap Up

Wow, April is done again and I feel like the month just passed by in a blink of an eye.๐Ÿ‘€

April was a slow month for me in terms of reading. This month I only managed to finish 3 books.๐Ÿ˜ถ

Below are the books I have read:

1.) Strongly Pampered Male Wife by ่ตค่„šไธ‹็š„่ทฏ – ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5

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2.) I Am Not Thirteen by A.O. Monk – ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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3.) The Swedish Prince by Karina Halle – ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

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There are lots of stuff that distracted me from reading this month. I’ll mention a few (my excuse for just reading 3 booksโœŒ) things that occupied my time.๐Ÿ˜…

1.) Netflix – this black hole is the major culprit for my measly progress on my reading. Though watching series is a way for my mother and I to bond so I really can’t dislike it.

For this month, we finished 2 series. Yep, TWO.๐Ÿ˜… Both of these deals with afterlife and ghosts.๐Ÿ‘

๐Ÿ“บ Abyss – 7/10 ๐ŸŒŸ

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๐Ÿ“บ Hotel Del Luna – 8/10๐ŸŒŸ

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2.) Legend of the Phoenix game – I spend a lot of time playing this. I can’t believe I’m trying to maintain 4 accounts on this game.๐Ÿ˜†

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So this is what happened in April. Hopefully I’ll accomplish more on May.๐Ÿค—

The Swedish Prince โ€“ Book Review #10 (2021)

Title: The Swedish Prince

Author: Karina Halle

Series: #1 of Nordic Royals

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Goodreads synopsis:

I never believed in fairy-tales.

Never held out for Prince Charming.

Growing up poor in small-town California as the oldest of six siblings, I knew I would never ride off into the sunset with anyone. That was even more apparent when a senseless tragedy took the lives of my parents, forcing me to become the sole guardian of our dysfunctional household at the mere age of twenty-three.

Then a fateful encounter literally brought Prince Charming to my doorstep.

At first I thought Viktor was just your average businessman passing through, albeit obscenely handsome, six-foot-five, blue-eyed, and mysteriously rich.

But soon I discovered the truth behind Viktorโ€™s faรงade.

Beneath his quiet, enigmatic gaze and cocky charm, is a man who is running away from who he really is. A role heโ€™d rather not fulfill.

He is Viktor of House Nordin, His Royal Highness, The Crown Prince of Sweden.

Yet uncovering Viktorโ€™s secret was only the first step.

I didnโ€™t expect to fall in love with him.

I didnโ€™t expect to have my whole life turned upside down.

When youโ€™re from two different worlds, can your hearts meet somewhere in the middle?

Or do happily-ever-afters only exist in fairy-tales?

My rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

I love modern day Cinderella trope and fortunately I happen to chance upon this book on Kindle store for free.๐Ÿ˜„

This is the story of Maggie and Viktor. Both of them recently lost a loved one and made it possible for their lives to intersect. Viktor is the prince of Sweden and while in a vacation or break incidentally checked in on a hotel where Maggie is working.

This book has lots of steamy scenes on it so you’ve been warned.๐Ÿ˜… I love that we are given both the povs of Maggie and Viktor. I love Maggie’s family especially Callum and also Viktor’s friend Magus. I love how descriptive the writing is. I feel like I was really in Sweden.๐Ÿ‘

Usually with tropes like this, there are lots of hurdles needed to overcome before attaining an HEA. I felt the conflict and very much into the story. There are just some parts that were slow and I feel like things happened too smoothly that it was a bit unrealistic(?).

Overall, it was a pleasant read. A bit too cheesy at some parts (imo) and also lots of scenes nsfw that I think aren’t that necessary. But still recommended for those who loves romance and royalties and light reading.๐Ÿ‘

Modern day Cinderella is a trope I never get tired of.๐Ÿ˜…

Any recommendations you can give me?๐Ÿค—

I Am Not Thirteen โ€“ Book Review #09 (2021)

Title: I Am Not Thirteen

Author: A.O. Monk

Series: Standalone

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Goodreads synopsis:

Yesterday, Amy was about to turn twenty-six. She didnโ€™t have much: a decent job, too much student debt, an ex she couldnโ€™t quite get over. Today, thatโ€™s all gone. Today is Amyโ€™s birthdayโ€”her thirteenth birthdayโ€”and the first day of seventh grade. Her entire adult life vanished overnight.

Amy doesn’t know how she got here or how she can get back.
If she can get back. If she confides in the wrong person, she could be ridiculed, bullied, committed, even killed. So how can she tell the wrong person from the right one?

On top of all this, Amy has to survive middle school, again. All the bullies, mean girls, belittling teachers, and hormone-crazed hellions are still there. Every cutting comment hurts just as much the second time around. And what’s the story with that strange snake symbol she sees everywhere, or the guy who seems to know way more about her than he’s willing to tell?

My rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ

You know those synopsis that just completely hooked you? This is the case for me for this book. A premise of an adolescent woman that suddenly goes back in time when she was 13. I love that premise so much and very excited to read this. But unfortunately this book was not a hit for me.๐Ÿ˜‘

This book centers on Amy when she goes back in time when she was just a measly 13 year old teen. It features her life and her family and people from her future.

This book has time travel, cult, religion and a bit of fantasy on it (which doesn’t make sense to me). It also tackles family, mental health issues and tw for mention of substance abuse.

It has lots of concepts on one book that made a very chaotic read for me. I actually felt disconnected to the story and the characters. Scenes and settings are changing abruptly and confused me a lot. I also have issues with the characters as they are not making sense to me especially Leah.๐Ÿ˜’

It has a promising concept but unfortunately me and this book didn’t clicked.

***Thanks to the publisher and author for making this book available for review via Netgalley.***

My first low rated book this year.๐Ÿ™

Though I was not able to enjoy this, I’ve seen some high ratings for this book and surely someone out there will relate with this book.๐Ÿ‘

Ebook Haul #1 (2021)


I have this habit of browsing the Kindle store and looking for free ebooks. Like I spend a loooooong time browsing books. This results to having 300+ unread books on my Kindle.๐Ÿ˜…

But yours truly can’t stop. I see free, I click.๐Ÿ˜†

Here are my recent finds on Kindle. When I got them, they were FREE (not sure if they still are). So I immediately got them.๐Ÿ˜ถ

*** Title links to their respective Goodreads page. ***

1.) Love at Last by Kate Kisset

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2.) Aloha Hideaway Inn by Elana Johnson

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3.) The Strange Journey of Alice Pendelbury by Marc Levy

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4.) Fluffy by Julia Kent

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5.) Love Like This by Sophie Love

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6.) Girl’s Guide to Witchcraft by Mindy Klasky

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7.) The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavik

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8.) No Tomorrow by Carian Cole

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9.) Escape From Samsara by Nicky Blue

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10.) Elsie Street by Gabriella West

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11.) The Art of Taking Chances by a lot of authors. (See cover belowโฌ‡)

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12.) The Billionaires of Belmont Boxed Set Books 1 & 2 by Shadonna Richards

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That took me a while to finish. I’m still blogging using my phone.๐Ÿ˜ข

Do you also like freebies on the Kindle store? I might post an ebook haul once in a while to share my recent finds to everyone. Hoping you’ll find something interesting too via this post.๐Ÿค—

Strongly Pampered Male Wife โ€“ Book Review #08 (2021)

Title: Strongly Pampered Male Wife

Author: ่ตค่„šไธ‹็š„่ทฏ

Series: Standalone

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Goodreads synopsis:

How long would a marriage be able to sustain itself when it had nothing to do with love? Then how would a marriage based merely on power and a monetary transaction be able to last?

The person in Shang Yushangโ€™s embrace was his male wife. A temporary wife that was bought to get rid of bad luck. But ever since the moment he had this person in his arms, he decided not to let go of him.

He Changning obeyed his so-called familyโ€™s decision and married himself off. Thinking that, when this transaction was over, he can live his own life happily ever after.

But, little did he know that he had just stepped into a big net filled with warmth that was specially woven for him, and that he would never have a chance to get out of it.

My rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ.5

This is the first web novel I have finished this year. It was overall a pleasant read.

This story revolves around our main couple Shang Yushang and He Changning. It is an arranged marriage trope with lots of intrigues and family drama. Also this one has an mpreg tag on it so you might consider that before reading this.

The start has lots of face slappings and eventually turned fluffy when the main couple are finally together. And surprisingly it has elements of fantasy on it.๐Ÿ˜…

It was okay. A bit too sweet and mushy but still enjoyable.๐Ÿ‘

I’m reading web novels again instead of focusing on my ARCs. Send help!๐Ÿ˜…