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Monday, November 24, 2014

Book Review: Rapture by Lauren Kate

I gave this book a 5 star bc i likes the ending. Was it cliche, not really. I did get bored from the beginning to maybe midway thru the book. Whats a review w/o spoilers?  Was turns out, Luce's boring trip to her past and the millions of lifetimes shes met w Daniel from book three play a significant part to her memory in this book. If you didn't chopply read it like i did you would have made some connections. I enjoyed Miss Dee. She was a joy to read, fresh even, to their long journey to save the angels past and to break their curse. I would have never pictured God veiling as a woman but then i dont have much opinion there. Ok, now i know why Lucifer did what he did. To me its a far fetched story line but what's cool is their name being similar but then im not sure if its cool or obvious thats why God would make a lover out of Luce and Lucifer. Intent or not. Daniel meets Luce in Heaven and then after a brief sob story from her they kiss? And in love? My review may not back up my 5 stars but like i said i liked the ending and i like Dee. So Daniel and the other Angels all knew about Luce but no one could say a word about her use to be an Angel bc why? Was it a curse God put on them when they fell to not speak a word of het past? Bc she had to figure her life out on her own. So why the secrecy?  Intentional? A vow? Another angels curse? Something happens if they revealed it? I got a little either sidetracked bc i was confused and trying to figure out how or why and kept reading while thinking or i kept on expecting a direct answer or clue somewhere and never found it or missed it. 
So all in all Luce was punished to Earth, to figure out / pent for her mistakes and learn from them with angels all around her w the answers but she wouldny understand them unless she figured it out herself and she has to also grow up somehow from dumbfounded to "aww" to be an Angel again. And in the end she chose Daniel again and once again and for the last time she has to learn to love him all again. But thats a given quest since he's already super hot w violet eyes and shes not bad herself.  thats the way God intended it to be. A Happily Ever After. 

Friday, November 14, 2014

Book Review: At Any Moment by Brenna Aubrey

If you're into a series w a sexy love but a great story, characters that grow and every feeling you can run through your head written on the page. Like how "Adam runs his hands through his dark sexy hair," then yes! A 3 books series worth reading for a dose of someone else's love story.

To me this is a love story. And in this book AAM (At Any Moment) BA (Brenna Aubrey) does an awesome job with the details of what's going through Mia's mind.., How Adam is dealing and struggles as well. Told through Adam and Mia's POV. If you're reading AAM you know Mia is suffering and I give her credit for being so strong but yet so weak to realize how much she needs her loved ones, to let them in and care for her. It's very disheartening but sad n happy at the same time. Adam who has this internal war w himself because he doesn't know how to deal with the situation at hand. He's conflicted on how to love her physically so he keeps his distance, keeps Mia at an arms reach but during her stay with him that only fuels her self pity and in the end she has to leave back to Anza. In here you'll see Mia and Adam struggle as a couple who has to face life and death situations. Their love together is strong yet gentle, sometimes just a stroke of a butterflies touch is reassuring for the other. But sometimes unspoken words fuel that internal turmoil and their doubts put a damper on how they proceed.
It's a romance novel where you meet whitty and attractive new n old characters. The best part is the story line and how everything flows smoothly. Some characters don't grow as much while others move on with their life. The love making is intense with the descriptions to make you whimper. You'll find yourself crying along with the frustrations and laugh along with the gang. In the end they all find their place and as Mia and Adam's story comes to an end, I do appreciate and love how BA doesn't rush the ending. You know the book is ending as you read but when you read you'll be guessing how it'll end. As your anticipation multiples and your reading and pulse speeds up, the story still flows smoothly. And you're left wanting more, what happened?! But yes, a good ending.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Pier 1 Imports coupon

What I don't use I don't mind sharing. It's a coupon for in store n onsite. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Book Review: At Any Cost by Aubrey Brenna

I give it 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (5 Stars)
I like this book. I like it a lot actually. For an adult book w adult content it was subtle yet sexy n it was quite demanding of my attention to keep reading. When I first read a few chapters in I thought I just bought another FSoG book again n I didn't finish that one. But this was different. 
Adam Drake was everything any woman would want in her life. He had a rough past but he's also made quite the future any gamer/computer geek would dream of. An Empire! Rich beyond his age and with a yacht , mansionish-like home, fat bank accounts n a brain that's just as sexy. I'm speechless just to even imagine a real guy like this. He befriends  n meets Emilia "Mia" Strong. As a med student she's struggling herself making ends meet, eating half her lunch/dinner only to save the other half for another meal. On top of that she's got a mother who went thru a cancer treatment who's also got a rough past of her own. Who's past experience help build this protective wall on Mia's heart. Mia's strong, independent and an avid gamer and blogger. Her witty comments and strong character makes her stand taller than her courage at love. She doesn't know love or understands a relationship because she's never been in one that's worth mentioning. But Adam isn't an Alpha in command of her attention. He's gentle on her heart, her impenetrable wall of protectiveness, her feelings n her space. But he's also hungry for her love he never found in any other woman. Protective of himself as well he buries his life in work. Mia's bff Heath is like a bodyguard whose has her best interest at heart, looking out for her and protecting her like a big brother. He's safe, caring n is like her other conscience, one she finds comforting n overly protective n annoying. Adam admired Mia way before he has ever met her. He knows everything about her, her situation as a struggling med student, n mother's current situation. At their first encounter he came across as a rich jerk but thru the book his intentions were all good, looking out for her. Bc of her past, Mia tries really hard to not paint that beautiful future they can have together. Unintentionally she pushes him away seeming offended n vulnerable, confused and overly self assured he'll hurt her. Every action and all of Adam's intentions are so gentleman like its so unreal. Only in fiction does a man like him exist. I do like how it's a gamer couple. How Mia gawks n drools over techy gadgets like sleeker newer laptops.  She's so cute. Not much is said about her appearance but Adam is described as a geek god, o dear. So looking forward to book 2. 

Book Review is also posted on Amazon 

Monday, October 13, 2014

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Lunch is expiring soon

Targets "Lunch" mobile coupon is expiring on Oct 8th. Here are the offers: 

"Thanks" is expiring soon

Targets "Thanks" mobile coupon is expiring on Oct 8th. Here are the offers: 

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Sweet deals in the local HEB ad

Found some pretty sweet deals from our local H-E-B AD. 

A Starbucks bottle deal isn't a great deal unless it's just a $1!  Hate it when you go to the store n buy a single for $2ish-almost $3 a bottle!  So this is definitely a great deal! It tastes best when served chilled from the freezer about 1-2hrs. 

I love orange and it's like a year round fruit. So if there's at least 2 for $1 and its labeled "honey" flavored it must be good. Just hope it wasn't injected w honey cuz that'll just be wrong!

Broccoli is a must in my household. The crown is the most nutritious even tho I still love the crunch of the stalk. But when you have babies you gotta feed, crowns is the way to go since it's more flavorful and easier to chew. It's really good in chicken soup, stir fried w mushroom served along side w boiled chicken, grilled pork or spring roll w grilled beef. 

Honey Crisps are one of the largest and most of all the sweetest with a good crunch. Apple isn't suppose to be powdery to taste, that's awful. But when there's a sale n b/c of their size, it's worth it to buy a few to enjoy. 

I'm a Pantene fan. But I don't use it often b/c I prefer the salon brands. But when I can, I'd load up on these b/c they're almost as good, w an attractive smell and my hubby prefers it to any other brand. I'm picky but he's quite selective n doesn't like change much. 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Halloween Deals at TARGET

This week's (9/28 - 10/4) Halloween deals (some I found) at Target. I promised yday ..

New mobile coupon for this week ends 10/4.
It wasn't as good at last wk's Cartwheel deal but it is a discount non-the-less. 

Plus 13 Halloween coupons in Cartwheel 

.. I delivered! Enjoy. 

Sephora Beauty Deals

I somehow stumbled upon this page looking for something or clicked on something. Who knows, I can't remember but these are awesome n you gotta take advantage of these deals if you decide to spend at least $25 at Sephora. Some are online, others are in-store as well. 

All deals are found at Happy Shopping!