Tuesday, December 31, 2019

2019 READING GOAL UPDATE | Did I Read 150 Books?

Due to my large quantity of books I've been buying in the recent years i decided that the only way I can keep my above 30% read ratio is by reading 150 books by the end of the year. It was a tall order seeing as I failed this challenge last year granted I had to stop in October due to my grandfather's ill health and then his death in November.

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Monday, December 30, 2019

REVIEWED: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Rating: 3
Title: Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell

It was different but different doesn't always mean good.

Monday, December 16, 2019

Want to be My Friend?

Hello! So I'm not currently writing anything but I've been reading a lot. I applied for an internship in a local radio station so... yeah!

While I'm busy I will be posting once or twice a month but for now why don't we get to know each other? You already know my name. It's Jesha. I'm actively putting updates in goodread so I thought why not? I'm leaving my profile link and hit me up.


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Monday, December 9, 2019

Missing Menu Bar

My menu bar is not showing on mobile mode and some have pointed it out. Coding is new to me so I'd have to make changes soon. Thank you for understanding.)

If you have knowledge with coding please leave a comment. I'd really appreciate it. Thank you.

Monday, December 2, 2019

The Festive Christmas Book Tag 2019 | Jesha is a Bookworm

I am too busy to make book reviews at the moment even if I have read some books so I decided to answer a book tag. This was originally created by @GirlReading check out her channel. My original plan was to post 12 Books of Christmas and I still would be doing that in my Instagram account. Anyways let's jump into the book tag...

Monday, November 18, 2019

REVIEWED: The Marriage Ring by Cathy Maxwell

Title: The Marriage Ring
Author: Cathy Maxwell
Series: Scandals and Seduction
Issue: 3

Rating: 3

Richard has lived his life living up to standards of the beau monde. He wants to portray the perfect gentleman but that is threatened by the infamous singer Grace MacEachin with her threats to Richard's father.

Grace had endure plenty. She had suffered after her father was accused of a crime he did not commit. Now she is determined to seek her revenge and she holds all the card. If only Richard wouldn't be a hardheaded fool insisting otherwise.

Now she is able to convince Richard to meet her father and allow him to prove his innocence. They travel to Scotland together but someone is trying to stop them from reaching their destination and finding out the truth. Now in order to survive this threats they must work together and keep their hands off each other.

Monday, November 11, 2019

REVIEWED: The Bliss by Lynsay Sands

Title: The Bliss
Author: Lynsay Sands

Rating: 4

Enemies for years can they overcome their prejudice towards each other in order to make this forced union work?

Lady Helen of Tiernay has taken many of the people thrown out by Lord Holden. Cruelly punished regardless of the gravity of their action the lady has taken on the duty of ensuring he is set straight.

War is Lord Holden's only comfort. He prefers it more than his home especially since his hag of a neighbor Lady Tiernay makes it difficult for him with her nagging and endless reprimands each time.

He has finally had enough of her. And so does the king. With the banter between them escalating he devises a scheme to end all their misery. Marrying off beautiful Lady Helen to a bachelor in need of a wife to provide him an heir. What better than that?

Neither wants this union with Lady Helen more so that he. She is set on ensuring that the marriage doesn't happen or at least it doesn't become official.

Friday, November 8, 2019

REVIEWED: Surrender to the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

Title: Surrender to the Highlander
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Highland Brides
Issue: 5

Rating: 3

There was trouble in the Drummond clan. The laird and his two sons are dead with the youngest now the new laird and missing with Lady Edith the woman that saved the Buchanan's sister.

Knowing that someone is plotting against them and poisoning Lady Edith after killing her family the Buchanans especially Neils would do anything to keep her safe.

Making this short since there isn't much to say. I've read this a while ago. August 2, 2019 to be exact. There wasn't anything to note about the book other than it has the same format used by Lynsay Sand and the annoyance has finally caught up with me.

Monday, November 4, 2019

REVIEWED: Along Came a Rogue by Anna Harrington

Rating: 3
Title: Along Came a Rogue
Author: Anna Harrington
Series: The Secret Life of Scoundrels
Issue: 2

Upon a terrible accident has caused Major Nathaniel Grey to seek the little sister of his friend, Lady Emily. The young woman he could never seem to forget and would never have. Seemingly on his deathbed his friend's wish is to see his beloved sister but she refuses to come to London and be by her brother's side.

Lady Emily has been cautious ever since the death of her husband not too long ago. A series of events in their home causes her to fear her safety and for those in her employ. It breaks her heart not being beside her brother but there is too much at stake. With a secrets she would do anything to protect she stands her ground even to the domineering Major Nathaniel Grey.

Now that threat is looming over them they must learn to trust each other and try to keep their wits by overlooking their attraction.

Friday, November 1, 2019

REVIEWED: Eternal Kiss of Darkness

Title: Eternal Kiss of Darkness
Author: Jeaniene Frost
Series: Night Huntress Universe
Issue: 6

Rating: 4

The book starts with Chicago private detective Kira Graceling walking in on a blood bath of another kind. Helping out causes forces her into the midst of a world hidden from everyone else and meeting the alluring ancient vampire Mencheres.

Master vampire Mencheres has seen it all in his long time on earth. At least he believed he did until beautiful, brave, and stupid human Kira Graceling comes to his aid unknowing of how he didn't need it. Now he owes her and craves her.

Years without the touch of another has allowed him control but that doesn't seem to work with the beautiful woman.

Now they must navigate through the darkness in order to survive and fight the attraction- or decide to succumb to it to it.

Friday, October 25, 2019

REVIEWED: Dukes are Forever by Anna Harrington

Rating: 4
Title: Dukes are Forever
Author: Anna Harrington
Series: The Secret Life of Scoundrels
Issue: 1

The story was simple but it was enticing for me that I couldn't help flying through the book.

Vengeance, miscommunication, leads to love.

Edward Westover is the Duke of Swarthmore. He is a man that spent the past year seeking the justice the courts refused him regarding the death of his brother. Now he has completely taken over the life of the man that killed his brother but it also left him with the man's daughter at his ward. Expecting a young girl he was shocked to find out that Kate Benton is a stunning young lady than a child.

Shocked to learn that her father has left her guardianship to a complete stranger she is left to once again fend for herself. If only the man wasn't exceedingly intriguing.

Will they be able to get past their situation to find solace in each other's arms?

Monday, October 21, 2019

REVIEWED: Surrender to Me by Sophie Jordan

Title: Surrender to Me
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: The Derrings
Issue: 4

Rating: 3

Lady Astrid Derring endured the years of poverty after her husband fled with everything. She has survived through borrowed gowns and the society parties readily available food. Now she hears news that her husband is in Scotland claiming another man's identity and engaged to an innocent woman. With nothing left to lose she goes on a journey to Scotland but trouble comes knocking and she ends up witnessing the murder of her philandering husband.

American Griffin Shaw came to Scotland to find himself. After the death of his father and the revelation of his birth he tries to find a place where he belongs. Trouble comes when he saves a lovely lady and ends up being the one to need her rescue.

With the attraction between them and fleeing the people that believe she killed her husband the two most navigate to survive.

Friday, October 18, 2019

REVIEWED: Calamity by Brandon Sanderson

Title: Calamity
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners
Issue: 3

Rating: 4

My name is David Charleston.
I clicked the button.
And I kill Epics.

- David Charleston

The third book of The Reckoners series follows David Charleston and other Reckoners in their crusade to find Epics and end the dispute. With their new found knowledge of Epics they at least have a better grasp of the situation. Only this time their mentor and ally is no longer by their side. Things are even more complicated than ever.

Plenty of unanswered questions, doubts, and fears it time to face Calamity.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

REVIEWED: Firefight by Brandon Sanderson

Rating: 4

Title: Firefight
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners
Issue: 2

I tried to remember a quote from the book but my mind is running black at the moment. It was mostly a blur to me.

After the events of Calamity the world was enslaved by Epics, humans with superhuman abilities that causes them to go crazy. Years spent trying to avenge his father caused David Charleston to gain a life with the Reckoners. Rebels that kill Epics.

Now that David's greatest foe Steelheart is dead he is faced with a new challenge. How does he rid the world of Epics? It's no longer about revenge but saving the world for this young hero.

Monday, October 7, 2019

REVIEWED: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson

Rating: 5
Title: Steelheart
Author: Brandon Sanderson
Series: Reckoners
Issue: 1

Year ago the Calamity came and the heroes that were supposed to save them ended up being their destroyers. Men and women with extra ordinary powers became their rulers capturing cities and nations in the palm of their hands.

After seeing his father murdered by the Epic he thought would save them David Charleston made it his mission to avenge his death. With years of research and a good mind on his head he knows that the way to do so is by joining the Reckoners a group of rebels fighting Epics.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

REVIEWED: One Night to Wedding Vows by Kim Lawrence

Rating: 3
Title: One Night to Wedding Vows
Author: Kim Lawrence
Series: Wedlocked!

Unlike her reputation, Lara Gray is not the party girl she portrays to be. She is a virgin. In Paris where she planned to spend time with a gorgeous man she ends up in bed with another. Not only that but this stranger awakens passion inside her after on night.

Thursday, September 26, 2019

REVIEWED: The Earl Claims His Wife by Cathy Maxwell

Title: The Earl Claims His Wife
Author: Cathy Maxwell
Series: Scandals and Seduction
Issue: 2

Rating: 4

"A husband and wife may disagree on many things but they must absolutely agree on this: to never, ever give up."


After years of neglect from her cheating husband Gillian, Lady Wright, has had enough. She goes away to the country with relatives and doesn't plan to return to her husband no matter if he summons her back to his side.

Brian Ranson has made a mess of his marriage. He married Gillian years ago out of duty but made it clear he was not in love with her and plans to continue his relationship with his beloved mistress. After years on the battle field seeing the horrors of war and feeling the sting of betrayal he is ready to return home and make right of his marriage. Especially now that he is Earl of Wright and he needs his wife be his side more than anything else.

The problem with his plans is that Gillian refuses to come back to him. Their relationship has deteriorated to a point where it seems impossible to save. Can mistakes of the past truly be redeemed? Is their room for second chance after all the hurt?

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Blogger Recognition Award

The Blogger Recognition Award: Jesha is a Bookworm

First of all I'd like to than @TheRayJourney for the nomination. You can find his blog on the link here. I won't lie and say that I know a lot about this or about blogging but I am thankful for the nomination. I've been doing this for only six months and I am amazed of the great community blogging is. I've met great people and enjoyed talking to them. It has gone beyond my expectation and I am so happy I took the leap to start blogging.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

REVIEWED: If the Slipper Fits by Olivia Drake

Rating: 3.5

Title: If the Slipper Fits
Author: Olivia Drake
Series: A Cinderella Sisterhood
Issue: 1

A super loose retelling of Cinderella in the historical romance setting. And I can say that it's a stretch to a retelling so you should just ignore that.

The story starts with an orphaned teacher, Annabelle Quinn at a girl's school hearing about a prominent society lady coming to interview teacher's for a governess position. Not only that but it was governess to a young duke. A position all teachers desire to have. Realizing it was her only chance to get out of her terrible situation she pushes forward to the interview even with everyone in the school.

Lord Simon Westbury has the shock of his life finding a beautiful trespasser on his land one night claiming to be his nephew's new governess. He takes it as a ruse but something about the beautiful Annabelle fascinates and irritates him at the same time. When it turns out that it wasn't a mistake but an annoying interference he allows her to stay on trial basis.

Now they need to learn to coexist and keep their attraction under control.

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

REVIEWED: A Seduction at Christmas by Cathy Maxwell

Title: A Seduction at Christmas
Author: Cathy Maxwell
Series: Scandals and Seduction
Issue: 1

Rating: 4

"Beware of Innocence"

Becoming penniless and determined not to become any man's mistress, Fiona Lachlan has decided to take part in a revenge plot that ended up in a murder and the detainment of the sinfully handsome Duke of Holburn.

Dominic Lynsted, the Duke of Holburn has spent years locating his family's signet. Youthful indiscretion and the betrayal of his friend caused him the respect of his family. He is determined to retrieve the ring and restore his family's honor even when it calls for him  to go to a disreputable inn.

Only he doesn't find the man who stole from him but a beautiful temptress waiting for him with the most alluring look in her eyes. Everything goes down the drain from this moment on with villains coming after them.

Monday, September 9, 2019

Star Rating for Jesha is a Bookworm

The Star Rating of this Blog is solely based on the opinion of one person and does not reflect anyone else's opinion but my own. It should be remembered that I am one person reading and reviewing if you don't feel the same way you are free to leave a comment but I urge you to be courteous. Thank you. You can send suggestions via the comments too.

1 Star Rating
The One Star Rating means I didn't like it. It wasn't for me or it was rubbish in my opinion and I cried that I had to submit myself to reading this book. It wasn't just a matter of not like a certain This is a rating I believe I haven't given yet. This is a category for the books that in my opinion can not be redeemable.

2 Star Rating
This Two Star Rating means this book might not be for me. The genre or the story plot was not something that interested me. It could include DNF'ed books. DNF booked will be under this category because it was my fault for not giving it a try. It would be unfair to rate a book lower because the fault could solely be in my part hence my idea is putting it under this category. Of course that will all be under consideration when I give the rating but it can receive a One Star.

3 Star Rating
This Three Star rating means that the book in my opinion was alright. It was enjoyable enough but nothing sets it to have a rate higher than this. The book is enjoyable and recommendable with potentials to progress give or take. This is the usual star rating for books in my case.

3.5 Star Rating
This Three and a Half Star rating means the book was good and higher than the common three stars. The book was better than average but wasn't high enough to receive a four or five stars due to something. I truly enjoyed the book and would contemplate to rereading it in the future.

4 Star Rating
This Four Star Rating means that I enjoyed the book and it flew out of the pages for me but it wasn't enough to receive the perfect score. There is something within the book that holds me back in giving it a perfect score but I loved it and give it all the praise it deserves.

4.5 Star Rating
This Four and a Half Star Rating means that I loved the book enough to give it a high mark and high praises but the book has things that hinder me from giving it a full five star. There is potential for a five star but I felt it was necessary at this point to give it this and not higher.

5 Stars
This Five Star Rating means the book was phenomenal there is nothing I'd change on the book. It was perfect in my opinion or nearly so. This is the book that I'd recommend a hundred perfect to anyone that reads my blog. It is something that made me feel a rush of emotions while reading and after reading.

Monday, September 2, 2019

BOOK TAG: Nostalgia Book Tag by Jesha is a Bookworm

This is the Childhood Book Tag or The Nostalgia Book Tag

I saw a post of Epic Reads regarding revisiting childhood favorites and I felt the need to do so. Online I searched for a tag that would be fitting and found the Nostalgia Book Tag. Oh, and I wanted to reminisce that is the reason why I answered this book. I posted it today because it's my birthday! YEAH! I turned 23 years old today and I wanted to be sentimental. Let's dive in!

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

REVIEWED: More Than He Expected by Andrea Laurence

Rating: 3
Title: More Than He Expected
Author: Andrea Laurence
Series: Millionaires of Manhattan
Issue: 2

The book was different from what I usually read. I never really thought I'd get to write this review because it was buried underneath a lot of workload.

Monday, August 26, 2019

REVIEWED: THE DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend by Kody Keplinger

Rating: 3.5
Title: The DUFF: Designated Ugly Fat Friend
Author: Kody Keplinger

Being called ugly is a blow being called the DUFF might be worst. It means you may not look bad but your the ugliest between your circle of friends and Bianca Pipper was just called the DUFF by the school playboy Wesley. Wes who has no merit to himself other than a pretty face, great body, and wealth.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

REVIEWED: Wedding Night with the Earl by Amelia Grey

Rating: 4
Title: Wedding Night with the Earl
Author: Amelia Grey
Series: The Heirs' Club of Scoundrels
Issue: 3

Losing his wife at child birth tainted Adam Greyhawke. He could never move past the nightmare. He was contented with his life in the countryside but things change when he becomes the Earl of Greyhawke. Now he must marry and produce an heir or at least keep the title intact until his heir is of age.

Miss Katherine Wright believes that the only thing men finds attractive in her is her fortune after all she is a cripple. She is then shocked when the handsome stranger asks her to dance. This man seemed genuinely interested in her. He turns out to be the new Earl of Greyhawke.

The attraction between them is irresistible but they have their reasons to try and fight their feelings for each other especially since Adam refuses to remarry and put another woman into the horror of childbirth.

Monday, August 19, 2019

REVIEWED: A Little Bit Wicked by Victoria Alexander

Rating: 3
Title: A Little Bit Wicked
Author: Victoria Alexander
Series: Last Man Standing
Issue: 1

This is the first of the Last Man Standing Series. The series revolves around a penny bet between friends where the last man standing gains a penny or coin from each member and bragging rights. Since the bet seems to be of no true volition to the story I believe it can be read out of order.

The handsome Viscount Warton, Gideon Pearsall is incredibly attracted to the beautiful widowed Lady Chester. Their affair starts hot and heavy. He knew she was different from the other women but his past has always been present to haunt him.

Judith, Lady Chester has had her fare share of adventures but none compares to the way she feels towards Viscount Warton. She has fallen into bed with him in a dangerously fast manner. She can see that he would be different but fear and guilt is her prison. After losing her husband she vowed never to marry again.

Friday, August 16, 2019

REVIEWED: ARC: Ashes of Revival

Rating: 3.5
Title: Ashes of Revival
Author: Alex Shobe
Series: The Abdicate Series
Issue: 1

I've seen people rating it low on goodreads (and some gave it a 4 or 5 stars) but I decided to give it a decent score due to the potential of the book and the story. This is only the first book in the series and I can see that Alex has talent that simply needs to be polished.

This is a story of woman born to be queen and her struggle to stay in power to push forward her nation into the new age with many stuck with customs that belong to the dark age she is preparing to claim what is rightfully hers.

One decision changes her life. One decision that will show her value as a monarch.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

REVIEWED: Falling for the Highlander by Lynsay Sands

Rating: 3.5
Title: Falling for the Highlander
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Highland Brides
Issue: 4

Prone to losing consciousnesses Lady Murine Carmichael feels a bit awkward on her own skin. Currently living with her debt-ridden scum half-brother and used as a bartering tool in his business transactions. After over hearing her brother offer her as payment she decides to flee.

Dougall Buchanan came to sell his priced stallions only to be met by a penniless buyer who instead offers his sister. Honor says he can't accept the offer tempted as he may be. On the way home he sees the lady in question and honor demands he protect her until she reaches safety. It also dictates that he should not touch her in any way that would compromise her.

Monday, August 12, 2019

REVIEWED: The Highlander Takes a Bride by Lynsay Sands

Rating: 3.5
Title: The Highlander Takes a Bride
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Highland Brides
Issue: 3

Tomboyish Saidh Buchanan learns that her cousin's husband died not long ago. Not only that but it's her fourth husband and talks of foul-play... and she holds the key to solving it. Years ago Saidh found her cousin drenched in her husband's blood and helped her cover the crime. Now she needs to know if she made a mistake in doing so.

Greer, the new, Laird McDonnell did not expect to be Laird. He was raised as a warrior but now he must live like a gentleman but upon seeing the lovely Saidh all he wants to do is act like a caveman. Bewitched by her beauty and strength he claims her as his bride. Threats loom on his new bride and he must protect her.

Sunday, August 11, 2019

WRAP UP: July 2019 A New Royal But Didn't Finish the Alphabet

I made my intention known last month that I would be attempting both the Medieval-a-thon and the Alphabethon just for the sake of challenging myself. It was indeed a challenge because I forgot that I had my prelim exams coming up and didn't have time to read much. Still I was able to gain royal status and save my kingdom by reading 10 books. That's right. Oh yeah!

Oh, and I inserted a few books not on Alphabetical order when I got bored.

Monday, August 5, 2019

REVIEWED: Catch Me If You Can: The True Story of a Real Fake by Frank W. Abagnale

Rating: 3.5
Title: Catch Me If You Can
Author: Frank W. Abagnale w/ Stan Redding

Was it really a true story? It's too extreme to be true

So, we're all familiar with the movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio so should I really recap the synopsis?

The story synopsis is simple. Frank was a 15 year old boy with a not so perfect home life decides to leave home. Opportunities comes his way that turns into a con. Fast forward a few years and he is a wanted man. This is the story of his adventure of evading the law and pulling of his cons.

Friday, August 2, 2019

The Guilty Reader Book Tag

Well it's another book tag answered by yours truly. I wasn't tagged. Come on. I'm free to be tagged. So let's jump right into this?

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

REVIEWED: Legacy of His Revenge by Cathy Williams

Rating: 3
Title: Legacy of His Revenge
Author: Cathy Williams

Revenge has consequences and Matias Rivero is about to realize that.

Broke Sophie Watts was in a tight situation after crashing into Matias Rivero's expensive sports car. Not only that but she was driving without insurance. Now she must pay the debts by being his chef a weekend party in his mansion.

Sophie is exactly what Matias needs to extract his revenge. She is the daughter of the man who ruined his family. Now that he has her in his sight he'd be a fool not to cash in. Seduction is his plan only he can't control the passion the runs between the two of them.

Plenty of secrets come between them but once again love proves to be stronger than revenge.

Monday, July 29, 2019

REVIEWED: Italian Demands His Heir by Lynne Graham

The Greek Claims His Shock Heir
The Sheikh Crowns His Virgin

Rating: 3.5
Title: The Italian Demands His Heir
Author: Lynne Graham
Series: Billionaires at the Altar
Issue: 2

Backed into the corner by by Vivi Mardas's grandfather, Raffaele di Mancini is forced to face the woman that enticed him only to turn out to be a conniving witch that almost ruined his younger sister's life. Thankfully he was able to contain the damage. Now he is forced to marry her by her crazy grandfather in order to clear her name from the scandal he'd helped create. He doesn't expect that instant pang of lust that takes over him at the sight of her.

Years ago Vivi was alleged to be a hooker by her best friend's older brother. She was innocent but he made it look different with the help of the media. It ruined her life forcing her to change her name. She swore to never be associated with him again even if he draws her like fly to honey.

One night of drinking and the combustible chemistry lurking between them explodes into a night of passion. More shocking that pregnancy after unprotected sex is the fact that she was a virgin until then. Now they must face their past in order to continue with the future.

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

REVIEWED: The Greek Claims His Shock Heir by Lynne Graham

The Italian Demands His Heir

Rating: 3

Title: The Greek Claims His Shock Heir
Author: Lynne Graham
Series: Billionaires at the Altar
Issue: 1

The story starts with an old man's tirade over his estranged grandchildren's current life. Seemingly playing the role of tyrant in their lives he pushes each of them to marry men of his choosing. Men that could have hurt them rather than gone bad fast. Thankfully this is a Harlequin romances where nothing super vile happens.

Eros Nevrakis was optimistic when he was set to meet the businessman who owned his family's island only to come out with the knowledge that he had a son with his former chef Winnie Mardas. Feeling betrayed he is out to take his vengeance only her grandfather holds his island for ransom in return for legitimizing his son.

Winnie made an error when she unknowingly had an affair with Eros Nevrakis. He was her boss and they had a fling which resulted in her young son. She'd since sworn of love and everything that had to do with him. She is shocked when he reappears in her life demanding to be part of her son's life.

Monday, July 22, 2019

REVIEWED: A Cinderella for the Greek by Julia James

Rating: 3
Title: A Cinderella for the Greek
Author: Julia James

I read the book because a few friends on Goodreads rated it low. I knew I had a copy of the book sitting around and it seemed the perfect time to read it.

So the story revolves around modern day Cinderella figure Ellen who is a gym teacher at the local school. Treated poorly for her athletic figure by her stepmother and stepsister especially after the death of her father where she is left to fend off the vultures in order to keep the family home.

In comes Max Vasilikos a self-made businessman aspiring to look for a home fit his future plans and Ellen's home is perfect. Judging her appearance he surmises that he was looking at an ugly frog but he was shocked when she shed her exterior to show a beautiful body toned and lean. Desire quickly overtakes him. With comments from her stepmother he is led to believe that she was a bitter young lady reluctant to sell the house to spite everyone. He whisks her off to show her what she is missing only to end up falling to his carnal desire.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Pacquiao Boxing Matches and the Effect It Has on My Family

I'm a Filipino and in our country citizens watch boxing especially Pacquiao matches religiously. You can find the streets empty when the fighting senator is on. The only death to note are those of heat strokes at public viewings of Pacquiao matches or the elderly succumbing to heart ailment due to excitement.

In our house you can find the entire family tuned in from our house helper to my lola sitting in front of the TV feeling every shot. We exclaim when he lands a blow and gasp when he is hit. It's the way things have been for a few years now. This is a good way for our family to bond even those far from us. My father works abroad but on times like these we make sure to communicate even via Facebook. It's the same for my faraway aunts and uncles. For one day we are connected by a single fighter.

Next year if Senator Pacquiao fights again I am sure that the country will be united to watch him. We will be avid supporters until the day he decides to retire.

Back in the day my family bonded together over basketball there was a time when boxing wasn't the sport that united in the Philippines. Basketball is still a popular sport but nothing has the effect of a Pacquiao match.

This is a post I didn't have time to write since I wanted it out. I'll put a photo in there soon.

Friday, July 19, 2019

I Wonder: How Do You Keep Tabs of the Books on Your Collection?

I've been collecting books since I was in elementary school. There is an aunt who sent them to me on every occasion. She was one of the reasons I love to read plus my mom exposed me to Disney stories in their original form. Yeah, I read the book where Snow White had to deal with three obstacles and acted totally naive. Not the point there. Anyways, I wanted to ask how you keep tabs of the books on your collection? Do you have a specific way of tabulating them?

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

REVIEWED: To Love, Honor, and Disobey by Natalie Anderson

Rating: 3
Title: To Love, Honor, and Disobey
Author: Natalie Anderson
Series: Conveniently Wedded...& Bedded!
Issue: 1

Ana met her steaming husband and got a whirlwind romance out of it... or so she'd thought. Finding out that Sebastian was only using her was an awful blow.

A year later she's in Africa and she meets with her steaming husband hell bent on settling things after she had the nerve to press for a divorce. With the heat, the lust, and the unfinished business it spells trouble for this two.

Monday, July 15, 2019

REVIEWED: A Scotsman in Love by Karen Ranney

Rating: 5
Title: A Scotsman in Love
Author: Karen Ranney

My star rating was originally a four but I changed it into a 5 after considering it. The reasons is the uniqueness of the story for me. Okay it's a simple story that is told well but the idea behind it wasn't just falling in love but healing as well. Two people that went through tragedy moving forward and not only for the person they are with but for themselves. They showed strength and I was down with that. I don't think I've read much about it.

So the story goes like this, after years of absence due to an accident that took his wife and child Robert McDermott the Earl of Linnett has returned to his Scotish estate to find a beautiful trespasser walking around his property. This is his new neighbor Ms. Margaret Dalrouisie a renowned painter who now lives in the cottage formerly apart of his lands. It was instant annoyance for him to find her but soon they connect on a deeper level.

Margaret came to Scotland after a benefactor gifted her the cottage. Suffering a cruel faith in Russia and left into poverty she hopes to live a quiet life fulfilling her life with her walks and residing without her beloved art. It changes when she meets a man that piques her curiosity and seemingly as broken as she is.

Friday, July 12, 2019

BOOK TAG: Mid-Year Book Freak Out 2019

Hello! I'm Jesha the owner of this blog. This is my first year in the blogging community and I've been very happy to do this. I'm passionate about books ever since I was a young girl and always felt a divide with my non-reader friends hence I created this blog to hopefully meet people. This year I've tried a few new things like joining my first readathon and a book club. It's an amazing experience for a girl from a rural area in the Philippines. I've been seeing a lot of people doing the tag so I decided to do it too.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

REVIEWED: The Unexpected Child by Kate Walker

Rating: 4
Title: The Unexpected Child
Author: Kate Walker
Series: From Here to Paternity
Issue: 11

I'm sure of one thing after reading this book. I love classic Harlequin romances.

The book was enjoyable. It wasn't perfect but it was enjoyable more so than many books published today. There isn't plenty of events but it was a suburban life of two friend who created a life together and now must navigate.

Natalie has been in love with Pierce Donellan since she was eleven. The handsome man saved her life years ago and the young lady knew she was smitten only he didn't see her anymore than his friend. It changes when Pierce comes running to her after a broken engagement. One thing led to another and she finds herself pregnant with his child.

Friday, July 5, 2019

BOOK TAG: Newbie Book Tag by Jesha Is a Bookworm

This is an introduction to me and my blog. It seems, at least to me, a right of passage for a newbie book blogger, Youtuber, etch. I've always wanted to answer this so.....

Wednesday, July 3, 2019

REVIEWED: To Marry a Scottish Laird by Lynsay Sands

Rating: 4
Title: To Marry a Scottish Laird
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Highland Brides
Issue: 2

At the time of reading I enjoyed it enough to give it star rating due to the fact that it was an easy read and I happened to enjoy it. The story had good flow albeit full of loopholes at times. Oh and was it just me or does the book cover look like Leighton Meester and for the male I was thinking KJ APA with long hair.

Monday, July 1, 2019

REVIEWED: An English Bride in Scotland by Lynsay Sands

Rating: 3.5

Title: An English Bride in Scotland
Author: Lynsay Sands
Series: Highland Brides
Issue: 1

I have been introduced to Lynsay Sands brand of Historical Romance with this book. I enjoyed it due to the simplicity of the book. It was easy to digest not much complication there. This was a book about passion and it was secured in that.

Annabelle was a young lady shoved into the convent at a young age after her parents sees her as nothing more than the unnecessary second daughter of the family while her sister was the heir promised to be bride to a Scottish Laird. It suddenly becomes Annabelle's job to marry the laird when her spoiled sister runs off with her lover. She plans on making her family and new husband proud but she has no clue in being lady since she was raised to take the veil.

Laird Ross MacKay comes to take the bride he was promised after years of battling for his title. He is now given the second child after his bride disappears. It would cause anyone to claim insult but not after he laid eyes on the beautiful young lady that will be his bride. He is satisfied with her after seeing her beauty and sweet nature.

Sunday, June 30, 2019

AEW Fyter Fest 2019 Result

Fyter Fest is a PPV held by All Elite Wrestling. It's their second ever show and was aired in Daytona, Florida. This is the result of the show.

Best Friends defeated Private Party & SCU (Frankie Kazarian & Scorpio Sky) a bye at ALL OUT for the World Tag Team Belts
Ally defeated The Librarian Leva Bates w/ Peter Avalon
Michael Nakazawa defeated Alex Jebailey
CIMA defeated Christopher Daniels
Riho defeated Nyla Rose & Yuka Sakazaki
'Hangman' Adam Page VS Jimmy Havoc VS MJF VS Jungle Boy w/ Luchasaurus
Time-Limit Draw Cody VS Darby Allin
The Young Bucks & Kenny Omega defeated The Lucha Brothers & Laredo Kid
Jon Moxley defeated 'The Bad Boy' Joey Janela

Friday, June 28, 2019

WRAP UP: June 2019 Wrap Up! I failed the TBR.

Well, I set myself to read a lot of books and hoped to join the Buzzwordreadathon. And I did only I couldn't stick with it. I've never been someone with a solid TBR so I guess that was a difficult month for me. Anyways I still read a good amount of books even with my failure to read the ones I planned to read so I am happy plus I did read a few good books.

Thursday, June 27, 2019

TBR: July 2019 Alphabethon & Medieval-a-thon

This year I made it my goal to tackle the books on my TBR pile. Books that have been there for years or  newly purchased. I want to make sure that I'm not buying books and allowing them to gather dust. I realized that readathons are a good way for me to get books off my TBR and I was entrigued by the alphabethon and the medievalathon. Since one is initially reading books in alphabetical order and the other being ranked highly for reading more books I decided to challenge myself and do them at the same time.

SongSong Couple Divorce: Difference in Personality or Pride?

Do you follow K-pop?

Even if I don't follow it religiously I know of Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo. The couple met on set of Descendant of the Sun in 2016 and married the following year in 2017. They were easily dubbed Golden Couple by their fans and given the couple name of SongSong. Gorgeous and seemingly perfect the world was shook on June 27th 2019 when the announcement of Song Joong Ki filing for divorce came out. It confirmed rumors and suspicions of the public that the couple have separated and wishes to move forward with an amicable divorce. They sited 'difference in personalities' as the reason for their divorce but is personality difference really causing people to divorce?

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

REVIEWED: Wrong Bed, Right Roommate by Rebecca Brooks

Rating: 3.5

Title: Wrong Bed, Right Roommate
Author: Rebecca Brooks
Series: Accidental Love
Issue: 1

First of all SHAWN.... Oh my.....

Steamy and enjoyable. This was an easy read. It wasn't difficult to fall in love with the main characters and their story. They were two people seemingly from two different groups of the social ladder with a similar problem- perception.

Tuesday, June 25, 2019

REVIEWED: ARC: One Night of Scandal by Darcy Burke

Rating: 3.5
Title: The Highlander Takes a Bride
Author: Darcy Burke
Series: Wicked Dukes Club
Issue: 4
Publication Date: 5/28/19

Copy Received from Netgalley

"Viola, if you continue to look at me as if I'm a sweetmeat on a tray, I'm going to throw you on the bed and shag you senseless"
- Jack Barrett

REVIEWED: Lord Carew's Bride

Rating: 3

Title: Lord Carew's Bride
Author: Mary Balogh
Series: Stapleton-Downes
Issue: 4

It wasn't my favorite. The characters seemed off for me. Both Samantha and Hartley lacked in passion. May it be passion for outside pursuits or life. They didn't feel alive. It was too idealistic for my taste. It could have been better.

Monday, June 24, 2019

REVIEWED: The Ideal Wife by Mary Balogh

Rating: 4

Title: The Ideal Wife
Author: Mary Balogh
Series: Stapleton-Downes
Issue: 1

I read somewhere that Mary Balogh followed a format in her and her early releases yet i can see that it works. I truly believe in the saying if it's not broken don't fix it. She's able to create scenarios unlike each other while following her format. And I can credit her painting a vivid image in my mind.

Monday, June 17, 2019

REVIEWED: Wrong About the Guy by Claire LaZebnik

Rating: 3

Title: Wrong About the Guy
Author: Claire LaZebnik

I was disappointed since I've waited to read this for so long  the expectation was huge for me and it sadly did not deliver for me.

The main character, Ellie was a total brat. She refuses to admit that she is a spoiled brat even though the signs are clearly out there. She gets away with everything because she is rich, pretty, and smart. Through out the story she shows how superficial and single minded she can be. She pushes everyone to do her bidding. Refuses to acknowledge what is in front of her. It took a series of events for her to see a good thing that was right there. It raises a question if she was blind or turning a blind eye because one is a mistake two is a pattern.

Other than Ellie being a brat everyone else in the story was endearing except maybe her pushover best friend. If I can talk to her I'd tell her, 'sweetheart they can't treat you like a doormat if you don't let them'

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