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review 2018-03-30 00:00
Expecting a Scandal
Expecting a Scandal - Joanne Rock Vaughn craves the normalcy, he previously took for granted. Abigail needs a helping hand and a sturdy shoulder to cry on. Their choices have made them vulnerable, but can their connection help them heal? Expecting a Scandal is a tale of hope, a journey of love and a quest for happiness. Vulnerability does not make a person weak. It makes them human. That's the moral of the story. At our weakest, is when we become our strongest.

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review 2018-02-18 00:43
From Exes to Expecting (Sutter Creek, Montana) by Laurel Greer
From Exes to Expecting (Sutter Creek, Montana) - Laurel Greer

 

Their marriage may have ended, but the love affair was from over. Love takes a holiday and comes back stronger than ever in author Laurel Greer's, From Exes to Expecting. Lauren and Tavish are in for a few surprises as they make their way back to love. We all want to believe in the power of true love. Happily ever after may seem like a fantasy just out of reach, but it's hopeful optimism of authors like Ms. Greer and her motley crew of misfits in love that give us the courage to seek out our own happy ending. Small town romances with their kooky matchmaking and lovable characters are favorites of mine.

 

 

Courtesy of Night Owl Reviews

 

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review SPOILER ALERT! 2017-09-04 21:08
Difficult to read
Expecting a Royal Scandal - Caitlin Crew... Expecting a Royal Scandal - Caitlin Crews

Cairo Santa Domini is the heir to the throne of Santa Domini. Thinking that it was the best thing for his people, living under a dictatorship, he's always creating scandals around him. He feels guilty about the "death" of his sister (book 2), and considers he's not the king that Santa Domini needs. In order to finish disenchanting those who saw him as the hope of the country, he decides to marry in a marriage of convenience with the woman most unsuitable for the role of queen consort: paparazzi beggar, Brittany Hollis.

 
Brittany was a girl who lived for the covers of the magazines and scandals were her way of life. She had married three times for convenience, the purpose of which was to earn enough money to be able to retire young to an island in the Pacific, away from everything and everyone. At first, she rejects Cairo, but then accepts her proposal because the money she gets from will make her wish come true. What she did not imagine was that union turns into an attraction impossible to forget... And the secrets begin to come to light.
 
I found this first delivery very difficult to digest. First, Brittany's reasons for making money didn't convince me at all. I mean, what woman wants to be famous and be a millionaire appearing in the magazines as a prostitute? On the other hand, although it is a noble gesture to earn money to help his family (parents, siblings, uncles, cousins, etc.), at some time she desires that her younger sister turns 18 to stop keeping maintain the lazy family she has. On the other hand, the attitude of the family, especially Brittany's mother, is somewhat hypocritical. They publicly criticized Brittany, but accept the money sent by her. How nice...
 
I consider that the motives of Cairo are more altruistic in comparison with Brittany, but at the same time that demonstrates he's a weak man. The fact that Brittany imposes him to take the throne on behalf of their unborn child it makes it clear.
 
As a couple they are perfect to each other, of that there is no doubt. The chemistry between the main characters and one of Brittany's secrets are the best thing in this story.
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review 2017-02-22 02:10
Book 4/100: Expecting Better - Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong by Emily Oster
Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom Is Wrong-and What YouReally Need to Know - Emily Oster

Around the Year Reading Challenge #TBD: A book you are embarrassed to read in public

I wasn't actually embarrassed to read this book in public, but I was reading it before I had announced that I was pregnant, so I was keeping the book secret.

Now that I'm no longer keeping a secret (and couldn't if I wanted to if you saw me IRL), I'm happy to talk about this book.

I am not an economist like Oster, but I very much related to her obsession with knowing exact numbers and exact reasons behind different pregnancy outcomes and advice. I've spent countless hours Googling (often in vain) for specific statistics and studies to back up general pregnancy/conception advice. Oster looks at a lot of these studies so you don't have to. I loved the tone of this book, which is empowering in that Oster believes women are capable of weighing the risks themselves and making their own decision rather than blindly following conventional wisdom.

Oster's overall takeaway is that women can be much more permissive during pregnancy than one might believe -- moderate drinking is OK, moderate caffeine is OK, invasive genetic testing is not really that dangerous. While she can back all this up and a lot of women will probably feel freed by her information, I still ended up following pretty much all of the "conventional" wisdom because I am so risk averse that even a small increase in the chances of something going wrong is more than I'm willing to take. But it is nice to know I don't need to stay up all night worrying if I give in to the craving for an occasional coffee or sip of beer.

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review 2016-07-01 10:26
Review: We're Expecting
We're Expecting - tearsandholdme We're Expecting - tearsandholdme


 

So I was going to give this 3 stars because there are rather a lot of errors in it but then I remembered that this is a 'oneshot only' fic and I can't write a tweet without errors so actually this is really fucking impressive.

 

Fluffy, fluff, fluff, fluff and adorable because of it. Derek is a librarian. I can't even with how much I love the idea of that. Jesus Derek in a library. Derek surrounded by books. It's almost breaking my brain just thinking about it.

 

I'd really like a follow up to this.

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