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Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

Hello Everyone :)


As summer draws closer and closer everyday, I've really been in the mood for contemporaries. I mean, I'm always in the mood for reading contemporaries, but I've been even more so lately.


Love and Gelato was a contemporary that I received for Christmas that I'd yet to read, and so this last week I picked it as one of my weekly TBR reads, and I'm so glad I did!


Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch:



Source: Christmas Gift

Publisher: Simon Pulse

Publication Date: May 3rd, 2016

Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary

Synopsis:

“I made the wrong choice.”

Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All Lina wants to do is get back home.

But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world…

The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

Hey Guys :)


I hope your week's off to a great start,  and I'm so thankful you chose to join me today on The Preppy Book Princess.


As many of you know, I'm the queen of contemporaries. There's nothing I love more than contemporary novels, and last week I finished an amazing one that I knew I needed to share with all of you guys!


The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts:



Source: Christmas Gift

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Publication Date: September 6th, 2016

Genre: Young Adult/Contemporary

Synopsis:

True love can’t be strategized.

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take…

Life Support by Candace Calvert Review

Hey Guys :)


I hope you're all doing well.


Today I'm excited to share my review with you all of the final book in Candace Calvert's Grace Medical trilogy.


If you recall, I'd reviewed the first two books here, and here, and I'd really loved both of them. So to put it mildly, I was quite looking forward to reading this one. 



Life Support by Candace Calvert:



Source: Church Library

Publisher: Tyndale House

Publication Date: March 1st, 2014

Genre: Inspirational Fiction/Medical Drama

Synopsis:

Nurse Lauren Barclay put her life on hold to keep a watchful eye on her troubled sister. It's why she's back in Houston. But that means confronting the brooding physician assistant who caused painful turmoil in her family--and left Lauren with memories her heart can't forgive.PA and single parent Elijah Landry is no stranger to stormy relationships, including one with his father, who is threatening him with a restraining order. It won't stop Eli from protecting his disabled br…

Top Ten Tuesday: Six Books I Disliked But Am Really Glad I Read

Happy Tuesday Everyone :)


It's been forever since I last participated in Top Ten Tuesday, and today seemed like the perfect day to try and get back into it.


If you're unfamiliar, Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish, and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. You can find out more about it here.


This week's topic is "Books I Disliked/Hated But I'm Really Glad I Read. For me, this is mainly going to focus on books I read because of the message or because of it being a respected classic, but didn't necessarily enjoy reading.


Number The Stars by Lois Lowry:



I remember reading this one as a third grade school project, and while I knew it was important to learn about these dark times in history, I remember it really bothering me and giving me nightmares. I'm glad I read it, and I know it's an important read, but it was definitely not a book I enjoyed reading.


Through Gates of Splendor by Elisabeth Elliott:



I took a Christian miss…

5 Ya Books I just Added To My TBR #2

Happy Monday Everyone :)


I hope that you all had a great weekend, and thank you all for joining me here today on The Preppy Book Princess.


It's been quite awhile since I last posted a "young adult books I just added to my tbr pile" post, in fact the last one was during Blogmas which you can find here, so I thought it was definitely time today to post another one.


1) Mischief and Magnolias by Kristi Cook:



I've lost count of just how many times I've talked about Magnolia on my blog, but I know for sure I included it in my Top 5 Wednesday post about favorite opening lines here. It's definitely one of my all time favorite contemporaries, but until a couple of days ago I had no idea that Kristi Cook had written a sequel, and I couldn't be more excited about it. Even better is the fact that it's not a companion novel-it's actually another story all about Ryder and Jemma themselves!


2) Spies, Lies and Allies:



I had the pleasure of getting to meet Lisa Brown Ro…

Reader Problems Book Tag

Happy Friday Everyone :)


It's been awhile since I last posted a book tag, and I always really enjoy doing them. I happened to stumble upon the Reader Problems book tag which looked really fun, and so I decided to go ahead and do that one today.


1) You have 20,000 books in your TBR pile, how in the world do you decide what to read next?

If I have review books I always start with those first, then next I would read any library books I have checked out, and then I would go with whatever I'm in the mood for from my bookshelves.


2) You're halfway through a book and you're not loving it. Do you put it down or are you committed?

Generally speaking, I finish it, but there have been some circumstances where I literally had to put it down as I couldn't possibly force myself to finish it.


3) The end of the year is coming and you're behind on your reading challenge. Do you try and catch up? And if so, how?

Typically I always try and catch up, depending of course on just how far b…

Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck Review

Happy Wednesday Everyone :)


I hope you're all doing well, and welcome back to The Preppy Book Princess.


Anyone who knows my reading preferences knows that I love the good ole "famous or royal person falling for the regular person" storyline, and so when I discovered Rachel Hauck's inspirational fiction series, The Royal Wedding series, I was instantly hooked. I'd devoured the first book in the series, which you can read my review of here, and I couldn't wait to go ahead and jump into the second book.


Today I'm here to share with you all what I thought about the second book in this series, and whether or not I thought it was as good as the first one was.


Princess Ever After by Rachel Hauck:



Source: Christmas gift from my hubby

Publisher: Zondervan

Publication Date: February 4th, 2014

Genre: Inspirational Fiction/Contemporary Romance

Synopsis:

Regina Beswick never dreamed of faraway places. She’s happy with her life as a classic car mechanic and owner of a restoratio…

May 2018 TBR List!

Hello Friends :)


I hope you're all doing well, and thank you for joining me today on The Preppy Book Princess.


Today I'd like to share with you all what books I hope to read this month, so without further adieu, here's my May 2018 TBR List!


Never Fade by Alexandra Bracken:



Unfortunately, this was one of the ones I'd planned to read in April, but I didn't get time to finish it. While I'm enjoying it so far, it's not as good as the first one was, and I'm finding that it drags a little bit. Still hoping I end up loving it though, and that it's just off to a slower start than the first book was.


In The Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken:



I'm hoping that if I finish Never Fade fairly early in the month, that I can go on to the third book in The Darkest Minds series in May as well.


Not If I Save You First by Ally Carter:



Ally Carter is one of my favorites, and I have yet to dislike one of her books. I can't wait to read her newest release, and I'm crossi…

Fawkes by Nadine Brandes Review

Hello Everyone :)


I hope you're doing well, and I thank you all for joining me today for another book review here on The Preppy Book Princess.


This particular book was one I was drawn to right from when I first heard about it, and I couldn't wait to dive into it. After finishing, I knew I needed to jump right in and share my thoughts about it with you all.


Fawkes by Nadine Brandes:



Source: Publisher (Thomas Nelson) Via NetGalley

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

Publication Date: July 10th, 2018

Genre: Fantasy/Young Adult/Inspirational Fiction


Synopsis:

Thomas Fawkes is turning to stone, and the only cure to the Stone Plague is to join his father’s plot to assassinate the king of England.

Silent wars leave the most carnage. The wars that are never declared, but are carried out in dark alleys with masks and hidden knives. Wars where color power alters the natural rhythm of 17th century London. And when the king calls for peace, no one listens until he finally calls for death.

But what if death fin…

April 2018 Wrap Up

Happy Wednesday Everyone :)


Can you believe it's already the second of May?

It feels like I was literally just posting my March 2018 wrap up, and now it's already time to talk about all the books I finished in April 2018.


There were some good ones, some not so great ones, and some amazing ones, and you're going to hear about all of them.


Like always, I'll be posting the books in the order in which I finished them, rather than in the order of best to worst or worst to best, and I'm excited to share it all with you guys today.


Let's go ahead and jump right in.


The Defiant by Lesley Livingston:



While I hadn't completely loved The Valiant, I had enjoyed it enough that I decided to continue on with reading the second book in the series. I found the start of this one really dragged, and for the first third of it or so I was honestly expecting it to end up a two star read for me. However, the other two thirds of the book was definitely more interesting, and I loved the e…