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Blog Tour: The One That Got Away (+ An Interview!)

Melissa Pimentel - The One That Got Away Published: August 22, 2017 by Thomas Dunne Books
Genres: Adult, Romance, Retellings
Pages: 400
Source: Publisher
Find on: Amazon, Book Depository, Goodreads
Rating: 3.5/5

A smart, funny, and modern retelling of Jane Austen's Persuasion, where a young woman comes face-to-face with a lost love, proving that the one that got away is sometimes the one you get back.

Ruby and Ethan were perfect for each other. Until the day they suddenly weren't.

Ten years later, Ruby's single, having spent the last decade focusing on her demanding career and hectic life in Manhattan. There's barely time for a trip to England for her little sister's wedding. And there's certainly not time to think about seeing Ethan there for the first time in years.

But as the family frantically prepare for the big day, Ruby can't help but wonder if she made the right choice all those years ago? Because there's nothing like a wedding for stirring up the past . …

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean

Always and Forever, Lara Jean (To All The Boys I've Loved Before, #3) - Jenny Han Published: May 2, 2017 by Simon Pulse
Genres: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 325
Source: Preordered that ish πŸ˜ŽπŸ’‘πŸͺπŸ’Œ
Find on: Amazon, Book Depository, Goodreads
Rating: 3.5/5

Lara Jean is having the best senior year. And there’s still so much to look forward to: a class trip to New York City, prom with her boyfriend Peter, Beach Week after graduation, and her dad’s wedding to Ms. Rothschild. Then she’ll be off to college with Peter, at a school close enough for her to come home and bake chocolate chip cookies on the weekends.

Life couldn’t be more perfect!

At least, that’s what Lara Jean thinks…until she gets some unexpected news.

Now the girl who dreads change must rethink all her plans—but when your heart and your head are saying two different things, which one should you listen to?

DNF Alert: The Epic Crush of Genie Lo

F.C. Yee - The Epic Crush of Genie Lo Published: August 8, 2017 by Amulet Books
Genres: Fantasy, Retellings, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 336
Source: Publisher
Find on: Amazon, Book Depository, Goodreads
Rating: DNF πŸ‘Ž

The struggle to get into a top-tier college consumes sixteen-year-old Genie Lo's every waking thought. But when her sleepy Bay Area town comes under siege from hell-spawn straight out of Chinese folklore, her priorities are suddenly and forcefully rearranged.

Her only guide to the demonic chaos breaking out around her is Quentin Sun, a beguiling, maddening new transfer student from overseas. Quentin assures Genie she is strong enough to fight these monsters, for she unknowingly harbors an inner power that can level the very gates of Heaven.

Genie will have to dig deep within herself to summon the otherworldly strength that Quentin keeps talking about. But as she does, she finds the secret of her true nature is entwined with his, in a way she could never have imagined…

Blog Tour Review: Emerald Coast

Anita Hughes - Emerald Coast Published: August 1, 2017 by St. Martin's Griffin
Genres: Romance, Realistic Fiction
Pages: 320
Source: Publisher
Find on: Amazon, Book Depository, Goodreads
Rating: 2.5/5

Set on the glamorous Italian island, Emerald Coast is a touching and humorous story about marriage and the difficulty of finding love and happiness at the same time.

Lily Bristol arrives at a luxurious resort in Sardinia for the grand opening of her newest home furnishing store on the Emerald Coast. She's a successful business woman with an international chain of stores from San Francisco to Milan. Thirty-two and newly divorced, she's ready to handle things on her own. At least until her private butler, Enzo, escorts her to a beautiful suite where she notices a suspiciously familiar pair of men's slippers and shaving kit.

Lily is horrified. Her ex-husband Oliver moved out of their restored Connecticut farmhouse six months ago, but they booked this trip when they were trying to sav…