July 29, 2012

Book Review: So Over You



Title: So Over You
Author: Gwen Hayes

Synopsis:

Layney Logan, girl reporter. 

That's all she's ever wanted to be. This year, her senior year, not only does she have to share the coveted Senior Editor position with her arch nemesis, Jimmy Foster, she also has to figure out how to keep the school paper alive. With the local paper closing and the school cutting Journalism from the budget, it's a long shot. Working side-by-side with Foster, the guy she likes to call Lucifer, makes it even worse.

The only thing Layney dislikes more than swimming in the high school dating pool is Jimmy Foster thinking he got the best of her, so she takes his ridiculous newspaper assignment--to go on twelve blind dates--to prove his powers of darkness won't work on her. The trouble is, the more she learns about herself on her journey of bad blind dates, the more she wonders if maybe Foster has known her better than she knows herself all this time. 

And maybe she should have trusted him with the secret she’s kept for four years—the secret that broke them up to begin with.

July 28, 2012

Book Review: Shrinking Violet


Title: Shrinking Violet
Author: Danielle Joseph

Synopsis:

"Bella, eat your heart out. Tere is the girl every young woman truly wants to be... Brilliant work, Danielle Joseph." - Ellen Hopkins

High school senior Teresa Adams is so painfully shy that she dreads speaking to anyone in the hallways or getting called on in class. But in the privacy of her bedroom with her iPod in hand, she rocks out -- doing mock broadcasts for Miami's hottest FM radio station, which happens to be owned by her stepfather. When a slot opens up at The SLAM, Tere surprises herself by blossoming behind the mike into confident, sexy Sweet T -- and to everyone's shock, she's a hit! Even Gavin, the only guy in school who she dares to talk to, raves about the mysterious DJ's awesome taste in music. But when The SLAM announces a songwriting contest -- and a prom date with Sweet T is the grand prize -- Sweet T's dream could turn into Tere's worst nightmare....

July 20, 2012

Book Review: Ravishing The Heiress


Title: Ravishing The Heiress (The second book in the Fitzhugh Trilogy series)
Author: Sherry Thomas

Synopsis:

Millicent understands the terms of her arranged marriage all too well. She gets to be a Countess by marrying an impoverished Earl. And in return, the Earl Fitzhugh receives the benefit of her vast wealth, saving his family from bankruptcy. Because of her youth, they have agreed to wait eight years before consummating the marriage--and then, only to beget an heir. After which, they will lead separate lives.

It is a most sensible arrangement. Except for one little thing. Somehow Millie has fallen head over heels in love with her husband. Her husband, who has become her very best friend, but nothing more... Her husband, who plans to reunite with his childhood sweetheart, the beautiful and newly widowed Isabelle, as soon as he has honored the pact with his wife...

As the hour they truly become husband-and-wife draws near, both Millie and Fitzhugh must face the truth in their hearts. Has their pact bred only a great friendship--or has it, without either of them quite noticing, given rise to a great love?

Genre: Historical Romance

July 14, 2012

Book Review: Honey Moon


Title: Honey Moon
Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Synopsis:

From a South Carolina amusement park to the glamour of Hollywood, orphaned Honey Jane Moon becomes America's most famous child star by taking on the world with her fists swinging. But little girls have to grow up, and the passionate woman she becomes changes the destinies of two famous men.

Genre: Romance