Exes In My IPOD by Lisa M. Mattson Review

I won this book from a Goodreads First Reads contest. I don’t know if Lisa meant for her book to be an inspiration to other women when she wrote this book, but I feel that that is exactly what this book is and can be to the women who read it. Single ladies as well as Married ladies need to Read This Book! In some way, every woman could relate to at least 1 of the relationships that Lisa writes about.

When I found out I’d won this book, I found that it was one I could not get out of my head. While I was waiting for the book to come I began to wonder if the book would be a good read, I mean how good could a book about exes be? I so love it when a book turns out to be 1000 times better than I thought it would be!

There are some sassy attitudes and humor mixed in and it made the book easy to read. I actually found myself laughing out loud so I had to read the paragraph to my husband so he knew why I was laughing. The part was “That is when I decided Fernando was an alien.” You’ve got to read this book, and his chapter, to get the real humor in that sentence.

In life, sometimes we find ourselves settling for men that are less than we truly deserve just so we aren’t alone. Some women are lucky enough to find their soul mate in high school, get married and grow old with them.  The rest of us can find ourselves in this book at least once.

Thank you Lisa for a great book and the inspiration to not settle and to reach for my dream job. This book is a MUST READ for every woman!


Along Came Trouble by Erin Kern Review

I got this book as a Goodreads First Reads winner.  While I had trouble sticking to this book, I enjoyed the story line.  I constantly found myself skipping the parts between character conversation.  I found it a little dull and long causing me to skip it altogether in areas.  That being said, I did find the characters interesting and towards the end I found myself actually smiling.

When photographer Elisa is hired to take pictures of food for a local restaurant, she finds herself falling for the man who hired her.  Brody is a man scared by divorce, sees himself as damaged goods.  However, when he sees the woman who is taking photos for his restaurant, he finds himself not only physically attracted to her but falling for her too.

Brody’s choice to let his past prevent him from having a future could cost him the only woman he’s ever truly loved.  Elisa can’t get Brody to admit his feelings for her so she follows her dreams and takes a photography gig in South Africa.

Is the love these two share strong enough to convince Brody to take a chance?  Was it just a fling or will Brody finally tell Elisa how he really feels about her?


Last Chance Knit & Stitch by Hope Ramsay Review

Last Chance Knit & Stitch by Hope Ramsey

I got this book as a Goodreads First Reads winner. This book was interesting from start to finish! Molly has dreams of starting her own auto body repair shop but her dreams are forced to the back burner when her mother takes off only leaving a note. The impact of her mother leaving spirals down to not only Molly but to her friends as well. A tall, dark, and handsome man from her past comes home for his father’s funeral and they share an attraction that threatens to change both of their minds about love and marriage. Simon and Molly share the hurtful fact that they are not, and do not want to be, what their families expect them to be. Simon left town and never looked back and when he comes back to Last Chance he finds that not all of his memories are painful like he though they would be. His mother suffers from Alzhimers and doesn’t recognize him, his father is gone, and memories of a childhood tragidy are difficult emotions for Simon to deal with. Add his attraction to his High School coach’s daughter and the feelings she stirs up in him. Can Simon and Molly get past their age difference? Do they both want to keep their no commitment, no children in the end? Read this amazing story to learn about how Simon and Molly deal with their emotional problems and how nature can take it’s own course and change you life.

Humidity Rising by Amelia Rose Review

Humidity Rising by Amelia Rose


I got this book as a Goodreads First Reads giveaway winner. Humidity Rising is a great, short mystery/ romance book with a twist. While it’s a short book with only 108 pages of the story, it’s still well written and has a great story.

Kristi is raising her niece after the tragic death of her parents when she meets Wes at a pediatric dental office waiting to pick up his nephew. He offers to take her and Janie out to dinner, bringing his nephew along for added security.

Wes and Kristi have an instant attraction and desire to be together, that is until Wes’ ex girlfriend threatens to tear them apart forever. Mentally unstable and determined to get him back, the reader is taken on her short but twisted mission to carry out her plan. Will Liza be able to keep Wes and Krisit apart? Will Wes take Liza back? You have to read to find out!

A little about me

I am a mother and I would not trade that for the world!  I am a wife to a hard-working husband who calls my daughter his own, and who spoils her every chance he gets.  My daughter has dyslexia and inattentive type ADHD so reading is a very important part of her life as well.  She reads on her own at home in hopes she can conquer her dyslexia.  I am always looking for books for her that will hold her interest and help her in her quest.  I am a bookworm and I do judge a book by its cover (at times, and in a good way).  There are times a book title disappears because the book cover is so eye-catching that I just have to find out what the book is about!  The only types of books I don’t read often are about religion, just because there are so many “false-profits” and those who try to attack the Christian beliefs.  I do read books about religion other than Christian to gain a better knowledge of other cultures and beliefs.  Knowledge is power and a lot of knowledge comes from books of all kinds.

My favorite type of book to read is an edge of your seat thriller, one that makes you want to turn the page even when you should really want to put it down.  I also enjoy paranormal type books.  One such Author is Jamie Magee, the Insight series are amazing books that I will be reviewing in the near future.  Western style romance books are another type of book I enjoy.  The books don’t have to be erotic type romance books, however I have and do read those types of books.  Such reviews will be clearly marked in the title.

We are owned by 5 dachshunds, 4 girls and 1 boy.  George is the oldest followed by Bella and the 3 other girls are their daughters.  We have Renesmee Carlie, Rosalee and Flicka.  Yep, I was a Twi-hard and loved the Twilight Saga.  I read all of the books as well as own each movie and named 3 of my dogs after the characters.

I am disabled so reading allows me to escape and have time to myself curled up with a cup of hot coffee a soft blanket and drown out any noise by reading so intensely that everything and everyone else is gone.