Falling Out Of Hate With You Reading Blog

Bought this book after watching the author on a YT interview 😂 Don’t know much else in the storyline 🤷🏽‍♀️ All I know is the author is a like soul and I just wanted to show support in a small way ♥️ Messaged her and she was kind enough to reply 👏🏽 Messaged her again if I’d be okay reading the duet, having not read her previous works… And she said I’d be fine 👏🏽 Excited to finally squeeze this onto my TBR!

From my research (Amazon 😂) the story is about Adrian Savage, a rockstar, and his relationship (hesitantly agreed to) with a fellow musician 🎶 Know it’s a enemies to lover’s romance….

Don’t read contemporary often… But I figure why not 🤷🏽‍♀️😂 Like stories with multiple books 📚 Love not having to wait! 👏🏽

Check-ins/Updates

Not used to male narrators 🤔 

Chapter 6

Leila goes on tour with Fugitives Summer! Now the fun can really begin 👏🏽

In the 1st 5 chapters, the groundwork was lain well 👏🏽 Still too early to say if I like Adrian or Leila, much less ship them… But I’m intrigued…

Just remembered there’ll be singing in these audiobooks! 👏🏽

Chapter 17

Seems kind of juvenile Leila won’t talk to Adrian until he talks to her 😂 Enemies to lover tropes have a hard time appearing mature 😂…

A convenient pause in the story! 👏🏽

A lot has already happened AND a lot more can still happen 🤔 

So this is my position with enemies to lovers… I can understand the appeal BUT wouldn’t it get frustrating after a while? 🤷🏽‍♀️ Or more simply, we as a society, constantly stress kindness… Why would you subject yourself to anything leas?!

Chapter 28

Like how the fake relationship is the marker 😂 🤔 

A lot has already happened! This story sure isn’t stagnant,.. Some of my favorite tropes here! Close proximity, cohabitation, fake dating, enemies to lovers ♥️ Makes for a fun story 👏🏽

End of book 📖

Savage endearing with older adults 😍 Mimi ♥️ Amalia ♥️

Birthday 🥳 scene not explicit 👏🏽 and doesn’t (-) affect the plot 👏🏽 Worried what would happen to their dynamic afterwards…

There’s so much hate between Leila and Savage… When does the romance begin?

Insane kiss 😘 in Chapter 30 ♥️

Loved the music 🎶 in the audiobook! Really nice touch! 👏🏽

Book ended on an intriguing note 🤔 Debating going into Falling In Love With You or The Cross Of Gilded Bones 🤔 

Presiction for Book 2(Falling In Love With You ) (Note: Presiction made with no knowledge of Falling In Love With You) Book 2 is going to be about Savage and Leila on Sing Your Heart Out. This 1st book doesn’t really have a typical end for romance..

Falling Out Of Hate With You Book Review 📖

Falling Out Of Hate With You by Lauren Rowe

#1 in The Love-Hate Duet

Read: April 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Trigger warnings: NA

Prevalent Tropes: Enemies to lovers

3-word Summary: Rockstar tour fun! 👏🏽

The set-up: Savage and Leila aren’t on the best of terms but they must go on tour together…

Thoughts 💭:

  • Moral dilemmas: Friend’s girls 😂
  • The risks of social media (dick pic 😂)
  • The science of going viral

Movie/show rec: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Life Update 5/2/21

Mood: Happy 😃 and accomplished 👏🏽

Currently Reading: Just finished Falling Into Love With You by Lauren Rowe. Going to resume The Crown Of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout. Read up to Chapter 6, still on my mind 2 days later…

Walk it out: On the books to resume physical therapy (PT)! 👏🏽

Events I’m excited for: Recently I spent a day with 2 parties 🎉 Its the 1st time in more than a year this happened… Used to be a regular weekly occurrence

Was so tired 😂 Slept really well! 😴

Funny story 😂: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Something inspirational: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Falling Into Love With You Reading Blog

Falling Into Love With You is Book 2 of of the Hate-Love duet ♥️ by Zlauren Rowe 👏🏽 July finished Falling Out Of Love With You  today and now I’m torn.. Continue on right away in this series or get into the much anticipated The Cross Of Gilded Bones that came out this week… 🤔 I’ll for sure read both but order remain a question…

I think I know how to approach my dilemma… When I do a reading blog, I check-in chapter 6… I’ll decide then 🧐 I’ll read the 1st 5 chapters of Falling Into Love With You then the 1st 5 chapters of The Cross Of Gilded Bones. I’ll decide from there 😋

Check-Ins/Updates:

Chapter 6

Feels good Leila sees her incorrect judgements of Savage… 😍 Leila says to self she’ll give their fake relationship a shot 😉

Romance growth during interview/Q&A 😍 Leila notices things 😋 2 kisses 😘😂

Still looking forward to cohabitation hijinx! 👏🏽 Bedn looking forward to it awhile now 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 I forsee it giving the story MORE heart ❤️ The 1st 5 chapters had a fair amount of heart ❤️ 

Like how from this section, story got hotter 🥵 Leila-Savage relationship grows 👏🏽 See new dimensions to them!

Chapter 17

I got distracted 😋

Chapter 27

Leila with Mimi ❤️ Already love Savage & Mimi ❤️ Saddened to hear Mimi’s condition has gotten worse 😭 Really don’t want anything to happen to Mimi… Side deal between Savage & Nadine… Don’t know what to make of it 🤷🏽‍♀️ I just feel so many things…

End of book 📖

Mimi ❤️ moments… Savage with Mimi is so swoony… By Mimi giving her room to Savage, its pretty much guaranteed he will propose 😏 Appreciate Mimi passed off page… Don’t know if I can read that…

Amalia is similar to Mimi’s relationship with him… Stays with Amalia after Mimi passes ❤️

Super cute Leila wrote True Love High 🎶 for Savage! I grow more and more satisfied with their relationship ❤️

Savages plan goes according to plan 😏 Feel more like a happy for now (HFN) than a happily ever after (HEA)… I associate HEA with kids, etc. 🤷🏽‍♀️ That’s how I distinguish between the two…

Cold Hearted Rake Book Review 📖

Cold Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas

#1 in Ravenels

Read: April 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Trigger warnings: Death of a loved one, Financial ruin 😨 

Prevalent Tropes: Marriage of convenience 

3-word Summary: Dead cousin’s wife…

The set-up: Devan Ravenel inherits his late cousin’s Earldom. He meets with Theo’s widow and falls in love with her ❤️

Thoughts 💭:

  • Women’s mourning period 😭 
  • The risks of drunk horseback-riding 😂
  • Sibling relationships 
  • Legitimize marriage…

Movie/show rec: 🤷🏽‍♀️

Shadow And Bone Watching Blog Episode 2 – 7

Watching with 2 groups! My understanding is better when viewing multiple times! It saves all my “Huh?” 😂 That and I really want to more 👏🏽 The pacing is good 😌 Each episode is about 50 minutes long…

Slowly (very slowly 😂) getting acquainted to the world 🌎…So far I’ve gathered…

Also Greaha can be differentiated as follows: 

  • Inferni – fire
  • Tidemaker – water
  • Squaller – wind
  • Heartrender – heart monitor
  • Shadow summoner
  • Sun shmmoner

We start off with a flashback: Childhood Alina and Mal ❤️ Alina skips Grisha test 😨 

We learn more about the 6 of crows, consisting of Kaz Berkker, Inej, and Jesper. Inej is a knife specialist and Jesper is crazy fast…

We finally meet General Kerigan or the Darkling, head of the 2nd (all Greahan) army. We meet the darkling when Alina and company are attacked by Fjerdan, northerners who view Greaha as “witches”.

A new aspect of the story is the conductor, who smuggles people through the fold.

Still definitely intrigued 🤔 

I’m getting serious Avatar:The Last Airbender vibes 😂😉

Cold-Hearted Rake Reading Blog

So we all should know I love my book clubs, right? In preparation for the August book, Devil In Disguise by Lisa Kleypas, I’m going to endeavor catching up on the series beforehand 👏🏽 The 1st book in the series is Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas.Devil In Disguise is the 7th book… Its April…4 months until August… 😬

Cold-Hearted Rake is about Devan and Kathleen ❤️ Devan inherits and Earldom… Everything else is vague… 😂

Note: Book summaries off of YT (where I learn, get book recs, etc.) I like to start a book, knowing a bare synopsis… Helps me pick up (p/u) more… I’d love these reading blogs to give the skeletons of the story with my commentary ❤️

But in this case, I turned to Amezon 😂

Again, I’ll be checking in..

Check-in/Updates

Chapter 6

Meet Theo’s sisters 🥰 Got me excited to see more Cassandra in Chasing Cassandra!

Found family storyline to redeem Devan ❤️ Not sure if i’ll happen but I’d love that to happen 🤞🏽

This book may not be as beloved as her other books 📚 but trying to keep an open mind…

Can’t help giggling over cheesy parts 😂 felt it was a good moment for Kathleen-Devan ❤️

I understand Kathleen’s guilt now…i’d feel guilty too…

Devan’s growing affection for Kathleen 😍 Devan’s interactions with the Ravenel girls 😍😍 Asad likes Devan 😍😍😍 I appreciate how endearing Devan is ❤️ Makes it easy to root for him 😂

Teasing future pairings 😍 Excited for it!

Chapter 17

Kathleen prepare to vacate estate… 🥲 but not necessary! 😂 Devan proves, yet again, he is a nice guy 😂

Devan good with the girls 😍

Devan saves Winterborne, a women, and child! 👏🏽 Ignore his injuries too 💪🏽

West saves Devan! 👏🏽

Chapter 28

Devan’s accident allows for a new plot trajectory! Angst from near death ☠️ Importunate to see… but adds a new layer to the story…

Devan can’t get enough of Kathleen 😂

Kathleen doesn’t want strings 😂 Define terms please 😂

Devan’s growing obsession with Kathleen 😂 Love seeing the hero so in love with the heroine 😍

Family to London 😏 2 fold 🤔 Bring together Helon and Winterborne 😂 Keep Kathleen near Devan 😂

Interesting to ser 🤔 Winterborne’s prevalence in the plot…

End of book 📖

Ending was abrupt but cliffhanger makes us want to know what happens next! Not an HEA or HFN really…

Nice that the orchid thrived under Winterborne’s care 👏🏽 Peeved by Winterborne but don’t hate him! In book 2 he shall be redeemed! 👏🏽

Would n’t characterize this as a typical romance book… No HEA/HFN… Definitely must read subsequent books 📚

Shadow And Bone Watching Blog Episode 1

The Netflix series is 8 episodes for season 1! If this goes like Bridgerton, I might just binge the whole series 😂 I’m in a position where I’m more aware of the hype 😉 I want to say, whatever… 🤷🏽‍♀️ But if I’m honest, I want to see too 😂 In preparation, I’d like to read Shadow And Bone but I have 2reads to get through… Plan to watch it on Scener with my cousin-in-law. Scener is a program where you can video chat (VC) and syncs the video! I’ve used the program before! Just know, having your camera on, may require good internet… If not, you may need to turn off your camera… Unfortunately, time prohited me from reading the book… But if precedent says anything… Never read the book until after the adaptation 😂 That was the case for Twilight, Hunger Games, etc. Or I didn’t read the books 😂 Like all of Nicolas Sparks 😂

So I went into this show knowing the bare minimum. Episode 1 we meet Alina Starkov. She is an orphan and member of the 1st army. She has a best friend, Mal. The story moves along after Mal’s chosen to cross the fold. 😨 it is a dark area that houses Wolcra. It expands far north and south, making it difficult to cross and time consuming to go around. Alina makes it so she has to cross the fold too! During the journey across, they discover Alina is a sun ☀️ summoner when Mal is attacked. After the journey, a survivor tells of Slina’s power, making her a valuable commodity.

The story moved well 👏🏽 To make the experience last, we only watched episode 1. Date for episode 2 TBD 😋

A Hope Divided Read-along ❤️

Love ❤️ the structure of read-alongs! 👏🏽 Took a second but get it now! 👏🏽 I think what I’ll do to participate is listen at 2x speed then only share comments within the daily chapters! Thanks for club organizers for doing the chapter guide! 👏🏽 Excited to delve in! Started late…. But I’ll catch up Tuesday 😉

Rereading A Hope Divided. Catching details upon my reread 👏🏽

Tuesday: Prologue – 8

Groundwork is well laid 👏🏽 Fascinated in the story more than my first read! 😂 Like rereading with the read-along! The playback speed higher but weirdly more focused 🤔 

Found myself trying to find what chapter I’m on.. Got lost in the story… A lot has already happened! 🤗

Wednesday: Chapters 9 – 14

The daily chapter summaries provided by my club moderators are SO awesome! Typically, I try to do 1) daily chapters 2) daily summaries 3) read thread so I can gauge our group discussion…

Thursday: Chapters 15 – 21

Not too much happened but major romantic developments in Chapter 19. Ewan and Marlie continue on their journey to Tenesee…

Might have found a new hack through these posts! 🙌🏽 I can C&P from Discord to messages then message myself 😂 In messages, I can ‘speak’ so its read to me 👏🏽

Friday: Chapters 22 – Epilogue

Thread until 840 am since I C$P…. Then I read the chapters, then I’ll read the daily summaries and the thread!

Ewan being protective over Marlie 😍 Women unsafe during war…

Caretaking less prominent in story 🤕 Both Ewan and the Union force… I enjoyed that part during my initial read…

Marlie’s aversion to Ewan’s touch… The romance was heating up too… Feel like this cold 🥶 period might be too late in the story… I understand Marlie’s reason… But I also understand Ewan… 🤷🏽‍♀️

Ewan’s injured declaration of love ❤️ Glad it happened yet knew it was coming when Ewan got injured…

Ends more on a happy for now (HFN) 😍👏🏽 I’m satisfied!

A Hope Divided by Alyssa Cole Book Review 📖

#2 in The Loyal League 

Read: April 2021

Star Rating (of 5): ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Trigger warnings: Enslavement, Enprisonment

Prevalent Tropes: Caregiving/Sick Bed

3-word Summary: Runaway finds mate ♥️

The set-up: Marlie is a healer and meets Ewen ♥️ They experience an inter-racial relationship during the civil war…

Thoughts 💭:

– Being black during the civil war…

– Being a woman 👩 during war…

– Joining secret organizations…

Movie/show rec: 🤷🏽‍♀️