#BookReview: Elastic Heart by Mary Catherine Gebhard


What do you do when the man who raped you has the entire police force in his pocket? When you’re called a slut, a whore, and a liar? 

You get your own justice.

My name is Nami DeGrace, and six months ago I was a normal college student. I was volunteering on the campaign of a man I believed in, a man I thought to be good and noble. Then one night that man forced himself on me and everything changed.

The police didn’t believe me. The media reviled me. My friends abandoned me. I dropped out of college and only have one mission in life: make him pay. That is, until Nick Law came in to my life.

Indomitable, infuriating, and irresistible, Law is complicating things.

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Baby Bump or Newly Discovered Planet?


I’m not 36 weeks and 4 days so my countdown has begun. Emerson is constantly moving which isn’t much different than she’s done since I first started feeling her little body moving.

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I feel my nesting instincts wanting to kick in but must wait until I’ve moved into our new home in March. It’s perfect timing and I hope to have her room ready for her before she decides it’s time to meet her mommy and daddy. I’m not going to show you now but I can’t wait for you to see the letters my cousin has made for my girl! I plan in putting them right above the door outside her room!

This week has been pretty good, the hip and groin pain from last week isn’t so bad but I think that’s because I lay down every night when I get home and have taken to walking much slower….for me that’s torture, I’m a speed walker lol anything less than hurry is too slow.

I am seeing the doctor every week now and had three appointments in one day this week. OB, new Primary and the high risk doctor. It wasn’t so bad, I’ve not had a single issue this entire time but they want to make sure that continues and I’m grateful for the high quality of care. The nurse at my primary made my day telling me and every nurse in the place over and over how amazing I looked at this stage of my pregnancy. I need this woman around EVERYDAY! I also had the pharmacist make the same comment yesterday when dropping off a prescription so this week those two ladies have me feeling AWESOME!

The next few weeks are going to be very busy, between moving, the baby shower and just making our house into a home I’m pretty sure I’m going to take tired to the next level. I don’t plan to do any of the heavy lifting of course but I can deal with the small stuff…like supervising so that in itself should wear me out.

My sister has been planning an amazing baby shower and I can’t wait to share those pictures with you all. I’m so lucky to have such an amazing sister! Emerson couldn’t have asked for a more loving and hands on Auntie! Look how cute these invites are! I’ve added one to the pre-birth book along with Emerson’s ultrasound photos so she can see how loved she was from day one.

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SIX MORE WEEKS!


Holy crap, in six weeks I’m having a kid!! Well six weeks and give or take whenever she decides it’s time to make her debut. It’s gone by so very fast! At the beginning I thought “Man, this is going to be a long 9 months” and now I’m more like “Man, where the hell did time go!??!”

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(Photo Courtesy www.inktastic.com)

Each week has been amazing to me. I’ve become obsessed over every movement and talk to her all the time. I think she already listens really well, did I tell you she can count? I tap 3 times on my belly and she’ll tap three times back. Already the smartest kid EVER! Ok so maybe I’m crazy and slightly bias but I DON’T CARE! I’m supposed to be right? Continue reading “SIX MORE WEEKS!”

#BookReview -The Bollywood Bride by Sonali Dev


Ria Parkar is Bollywood’s favorite Ice Princess–beautiful, poised, and scandal-proof–until one impulsive act threatens to expose her destructive past. Traveling home to Chicago for her cousin’s wedding offers a chance to diffuse the coming media storm and find solace in family, food, and outsized celebrations that are like one of her vibrant movies come to life. But it also means confronting Vikram Jathar. 

Ria and Vikram spent childhood summers together, a world away from Ria’s exclusive boarding school in Mumbai. Their friendship grew seamlessly into love–until Ria made a shattering decision. As far as Vikram is concerned, Ria sold her soul for stardom and it’s taken him years to rebuild his life. But beneath his pent-up anger, their bond remains unchanged. And now, among those who know her best, Ria may find the courage to face the secrets she’s been guarding for everyone else’s benefit–and a chance to stop acting and start living.

Rich with details of modern Indian-American life, here is a warm, sexy, and witty story of love, family, and the difficult choices that arise in the name of both.

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I received this e-book from NetGalley and Kensington Books in exchange for an honest review.

I finished this book about a month ago. It was a fast read and I needed a distraction in the doctor’s offices I frequent more and more as I get father into my pregnancy.

While the book is a nice stand alone romance I was really hoping for more insight into India and the Bollywood industry. Almost the entire book takes place in Chicago and only has minor flashbacks to times in India but no real description other than conversations.

Ria is plagued by the abandonment she feels after her father dies when she is 18. She thinks because of her mother’s mental illness that caused her mother to set house that her father was burdened with raising her and after he dies she should become an actress to put her mother in a facility that can watch her. I’m not really sure where these feelings come from and you only learn why she feels this way toward the very end of the book. I would have preferred this info at the beginning.

I keep having to search my mind for something that really stands out in this story and I can’t seem to find anything.

Boy and girl grow up liking eachother, girl has perceived family obligation that for some reason leads her to leave said boy and break his heart. Reunion at cousin’s upcoming wedding causes old feelings to emerge both of love and hate. In the end love wins out.

Very cookie cutter story that I honestly didn’t think about again once I finished reading it.

It wasn’t a bad story but wasn’t anything to get excited about either.

I’m going to say it’s good for a light read or something by the pool or just to pass the time.

Get the book on amazon!

#BookReview – Uncivil Wars (BB#2) by Wendi Kelly & Deborah Dorchak


For the last six months, Diego Beauchamp had been the rock-solid pillar of support for the Morgan Foundation’s newest Pack. His strong leadership brought Regina and Harry through the most difficult time of their lives and now, he had to do the same for Cole.

Their trip to Portland, Maine was supposed to be nothing more than routine and protocol. Diego had gone through it a few times before with other fledglings. Cole would go before the Council and present his case, and the Council would release him to the Foundation’s custody for further training. Case closed.

But this time everything goes horribly wrong, jeopardizing the very core of the Pack and threatening to expose Diego’s carefully protected secrets and the past he has so carefully tried to forget.

The past won’t be ignored any longer. Continue reading “#BookReview – Uncivil Wars (BB#2) by Wendi Kelly & Deborah Dorchak”