Archives for September 2015

DAY 27

Day 27  –  100 Days of Happiness

Today my happiness is … Next Issue!

I love reading magazines … one of my favs is People, which releases the new issue on Friday, hence my happiness! 🙂

I stumbled across this App on my iPad a couple of years ago or so, and now I read all my mags there instead of getting them in the mail.  You subscribe for a set monthly price and read all the mags you want.  Don’t hold me to this, but I think it’s roughly $10 for the smaller plan, or $15 for the larger plan a month.  #100DaysofHappiness

Here’s a free 2 month trial link if you are a magazine fan like me and want to check it out … http://refer.nextissue.com/v2/share/6198652130692482456

Next Issue

DAY 26

Day 26  –  100 Days of Happiness

Today, just enjoying the life I’ve been blessed with makes me happy.

We never have all that we want, but we always have more than some.  I’ve been blessed with my health, a loving husband and a satisfying life.  It’s good to take a day now and then to simply appreciate. <3 #100DaysofHappiness

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DAY 25

Day 25  –  100 Days of Happiness

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My happiness is … feeling the nip to the air FINALLY! 🙂  It was a hot summer here in Maryland this year, so I’m really happy to see the nights and early mornings feel totally different now.  #100DaysofHappiness

REVIEW – Bossy: A Stepbrother Romance – Kim Linwood

Bossy

4 STARS!

HOT!!!  Don’t read if you’re timid and straight-laced!  🙂

Declan Riordan is attending an alumni party at his old college fraternity when he sees her across the room.  Gorgeous red hair flowing, Claire Anderson storms past him to blast her ex-fiance who is making a scene at the front door.

Claire just dumped her cheating, good-for-nothing man and is looking to forget him.  Declan offers to give her one night of hot sex to wipe all images of catching her ex screwing some bimbo in her bed right out of her mind.  After lusting after his muscles and tattoos, she decides to take him up on that offer.

Four months later, Claire is starting as an Intern at her soon-to-be stepfather’s law firm before starting law school at Stanford in a few months.  When she’s shown into the office of soon-to-be stepbrother, who she is to meet for the first time that day, she’s shocked to find Declan, her one night stand from months ago there.  Awkward!

Watch as the sparks fly between them as they learn how to work together and support each other as life hits them with one thing after another.  I started out thinking it was going to be just a hot sexy read, but I ended up liking these characters and rooting for them as their stories were told!

** Received free from Kim in exchange for an honest review **

REVIEW – I’ll Never Let You Go – Mary Burton

I'll Never Let You Go

5 STARS!

The title caught my attention, the description hooked me!  I devoured every minute of my first Mary Burton novel.  I thought I had it figured out, then BAM … what a twist!  Very good read!  I will be looking forward to reading more from this author in the future.

Four years ago on what would have been their 1 year wedding anniversary, Leah Carson’s estranged husband broke into her apartment and stabbed her 23 times.  Philip Latimer had been stalking her for months, calling at all hours of the day, sending flowers, leaving notes on her car, etc.  Because he was a cop and no one wanted to believe that he was abusing her and then stalking her after she left him, he was still roaming free while she was trying her best to get someone to believe that he was a threat.  She barely survived,  and when she was alert again, she was told that he fled the state that night and was killed in a car accident a few days later in South Carolina.

Leah has now returned to Nashville to live and work after finishing her schooling to become a Veterinarian.  She hides her scars as well as she can and is finally starting to be at ease enough to make a friend again and has even agreed to her first date with Tennessee Bureau of Investigations Agent Alex Morgan.  She thinks she’s crazy even considering a date with another cop, but there’s something about Alex that draws her and she found herself saying yes without even meaning to.

Odd things suddenly begin to happen.  Leah receives a bouquet of the same flowers that she carried on her wedding day, she receives a card from her aunt but her aunt claims she didn’t send it, her credit card has fraudulent activity, a moving company shows up to move her when she isn’t moving, etc.  Then suddenly the one friend she had made in town is found murdered.  Stabbed … 23 times.  Is her ex really alive … and coming for her on their anniversary again?

** Received free from NetGalley to review **

DAY 24

Day 24  –  100 Days of Happiness

Today’s happiness is …. Fall TV!

I admit it, I’m a TV junkie!  And a happy day in this girl’s life is when the new seasons start coming back on. 🙂

Last night I was over the moon to watch The Big Bang Theory … those nerds make me laugh out loud on a regular basis.  Tonight is Fresh Off the Boat.  Tomorrow is The Middle, The Goldbergs, Modern Family, and *wait for it* Nashville!  Oh, and Big Brother has it’s finale and the winner is crowned.  And then some favs on Friday night will really make me happy … Alex O-Loughlin and Tom Selleck!  YES!  That’s Hawaii 5-0 and Blue Bloods for those of you not familiar. #100DaysofHappiness

Blue Bloods

DAY 23

Day 23 – 100 Days of Happiness

I’m running behind again … oops! 🙂

Yesterday’s happiness was … an all clear check up with my GYN Oncologist!

I’m rather young for it at 41, but this past April, I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer. In May, I had a complete hysterectomy, and luckily pathology came back at a Stage 1, so no further treatment was necessary. I do have check ups every 3 months though to make sure there’s no re-occurrence.  After the first couple of years, I get to go 6 months in between check-ups.  And after 5 years with no re-occurrence, I am deemed officially cured. #100DaysofHappiness

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GHOST OF YOU by Kelly Moran

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REVIEW – Share the Moon – Sharon Struth

Share the Moon

4 STARS!

A heartwarming story of overcoming obstacles to find love and happiness!

Sophie Shaw, divorced mother of 3, is trying to purchase a neighboring vineyard to run it with her Dad and brother.  She’s days away from signing the deal, when a developer swoops in and steals the deal away from her.

Duncan Jamieson, widowed father of 2, is said developer.  He used to vacation in the area with his family when he was younger, and the property in question belonged to his adopted brother’s birth father, so he wants him to have a piece of his heritage.  He remembers having a crush on Sophie years ago when his family visited her father’s bait shop.

Sophie received anonymous tips at the newspaper she works at, leading her to investigate Duncan’s family because of a past police report that seems to have disappeared.  As time passes, she and Duncan grow closer and she feels guilty about questioning his word.  Duncan learns about the heartache Sophie has suffered, and together they solve the years old mystery of his family.

**  I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review  **

DAY 22

Day 22  –  100 Days of Happiness

Today’s happiness was … an at home spa day!

A mimosa by my side, a relaxing mani-pedi … and then my Baltimore Ravens lost their game. *sigh*  So much for the prior happiness.  LOL #100DaysofHappiness

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