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Good morning, happy Tuesday.

I am now on Instagram as @readinaflash.  I will be posting pictures of the books I’m reading.  Please feel free to follow me.  I will get a widget set up later today.

Enjoy your day!

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Book Review | Say You’ll Stay by Corinne Michaels

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say you'll stayOne word.
Stay.

It was all he had to do. Instead, he got on that bus and took my heart with him.

That was seventeen years ago.

I moved on. Marriage. Kids. White picket fence. Everything I ever wanted, but my husband betrayed me and I was left once again.

Alone, penniless, and with two boys, I had no choice but to return to Tennessee. He wasn’t supposed to be there. I should’ve been safe. However, fate has a way of stepping in.

This time around, the tables are turned. It’s my decision. Second chances do exist, but I don’t know if we can repair what’s already been broken . . .

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3 1/2 out of 5 stars

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I love a good second chance romance, usually, but in this case, I just liked it.

Presley has suffered the ultimate betrayal by her husband, which I won’t spoil, but I sure wasn’t expecting it.  She has two young sons, and is now penniless.  She has no choice but to leave Philadelphia and head back home to Bell Buckle, Tennessee, where her parents live.

Her children have a hard time adjusting to their new reality, but the help of Presley’s brother, Cooper, and the ranch foreman, Wyatt Hennington, they make progress.

There is another reason Presley doesn’t want to return to Bell Buckle (BB), and that reason is Zach Hennington, former love of her life, who left her 17 years earlier.  Turns out Zach is also back in BB running his father’s farm.  Zach and Presley have a lot of things to discuss about the past, but both are too stubborn to do so.

For two people in their 30’s, both Zach and Presley acted pretty immaturely.  I was annoyed with both of them at different points of the book.  I will say that Presley always put her kids first, which I respect.  But when it came to her unresolved past with Zach, she was pretty annoying.

I loved the other characters in this book; Angie, Presley’s sister-in-law; Wyatt is great; he’s really sweet and funny, and the next book is about him.  I really liked Cooper, Presley’s brother.  A good guy.  Not a ton of drama in the town, which I was thankful for.  But this book had a whole lot of secret keeping.

This was a good read, but not great.  I’m hoping the second book is better, and I look forward to reading Wyatt’s story.

Happy reading.

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Man Crush Monday

Readers,

I’m going to shelf Man Crush Monday for a while.  I’ve been doing this meme for a over a year now and it just hasn’t taken off like I hoped it would.  Maybe shelving it and bringing it back will help attract some followers.

Thanks to all of you who have commented and liked the posts over the past year.  It’s gone for now, but it will be back!

Happy Monday!

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Kindle Lending Program

Thanks to my fellow blogger over at Falling Down the Book Hole, I’ve been inspired to share some of the books I have on my Kindle that I can loan.  If you aren’t aware of this program, you can loan books that you have purchased (either for free or $.99 or more) to fellow readers for two weeks.  To determine if you can loan a book, go into Amazon, click on Manage Your Content and Devices and click on the ellipses next to a book.  If you are able to loan a book, you will see “Loan this title”.  You just enter the borrowers email and viola, you’ve loaned a book.  I don’t have a ton of books to loan since I have Kindle Unlimited, but I have a few and I’m happy to loan them to anyone.  My list is below.

Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

Tapping the Billionaire by Max Monroe (if anyone has the other books in the series they can loan, I’m dying to get my hands on them:)

Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Craving by Helen Hardt

After we Fall by Melanie Harlow

Until Ashlyn by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Until Jax by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Grin and Beard It by Penny Reid

MacKenzie Fire by Elle Casey

Mechanic by Alexa Riley

Beautiful Life by Brynne Asher

Lev by Belle Aurora

The Air He Breathes by Brittainy Cherry

Slider by Stacy Borel

The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey

Ignite by Tessa Teevan

The Sweetest Seduction by Crista McHugh

Affliction by River Savage

Happy weekend all!

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Thank you!!!

I discovered today that I have reached 150 followers, and from the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you to everyone who has read, commented, followed or liked my blog.  I never in a million years though anyone would read my blog, but I’m thrilled you have and thankful to all of you.

Have a fantastic weekend and thanks again!

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The Liebster Award

The Liebster Award 2016 is an award that exists only on the internet, and is given to bloggers by other bloggers.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you, and mention their blog
  • Display the award on your blog
  • give 10 facts about yourself
  • nominate 5-10 blogs you admire and have under 200 followers
  • post your answers of the questions given to you by the person who nominated you
  • mention the rules in your post
  • ask your nominees 10 questions after tagging them in the post.

Thank you to The Bookish Wonderland for the nomination.  I nominate:

  • Dogs and Books
  • Lipsy Lost and Found
  • Bookidote
  • Zoey Muses
  • Books & Photography
  • A Reader’s Whimsy

The questions from Bookish Wonderland were:

  • What’s your name , and what’s the meaning behind it?  My name is Sheri (given name Sheryl).  It means Princess.
  • do you believe in love?  Yes.  I’ve been married almost 20 years.
  • what’s your favorite song?  Right now it’s Love Yourself by Justin Bieber
  • mention your all time favorite books ( at least three)  Sphere by Michael Crichton, To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah
  • what’s your talent?  Being organized
  • your most awkward situation?  Doing karaoke (while being videotaped) to a song I’d never heard before
  • how old are you?  44
  • if you could date any bookish character who would it be?  Wow, I have no idea.  I would have to say Lee Nightingale from the Rock Chick series.
  • favorite color ?  Purple
  • what’s your happiest memory? ( i loved this question so i’m using it)  I have so many, but one of my favorite is sitting in the dark with my dad listening to music in the late 70’s.  It really fostered my love of music.

Ten facts about me:

  • I’m a born and bred Chicagoan
  • I love sports, especially hockey and football
  • I have never been to Las Vegas
  • I’m a fantasy football league commissioner
  • I’ve been binge watching The Office for the 30th time
  • My all time favorite movie is the Godfather Part 2
  • I LOVE dogs; I have two
  • I once ran into Chris Farley; literally
  • I have two boys
  • I’ve been working for 25 years and have had four jobs in that time

My questions for you:

  • What’s your favorite book?
  • What is your favorite TV show?
  • What’s your favorite movie?
  • What’s your favorite podcast (or type of music)?
  • Where are you from?
  • Do you have a favorite genre of books?
  • What’s your favorite place you’ve visited?
  • What’s the best book you read in high school?
  • Would you go to your high school reunion?
  • How many books do you think you’ll read this year?

I look forward to seeing everyone’s answers.

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