The Sunshine Blogger Award!!

 Thank you Forest City Bookworm for the nomination on this Sunshine Blogger Award. I have to say this is the first time I’ve heard about this award and I may be doing this wrong so I apologize for any mistake that you may come across. 

 
Forest City Bookworm is hosted by 19 year old Michelle who shares the same passion, like myself, for books and she blogs the reviews on her webpage along with other book related content. Go check her out buy clicking the link above.
  

The Rules;

  1. Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their page. 
  2. Answer the 11 questions sent to you by the person who nominated you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the Rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award Logo in your post and/or on your blog 

The Questions Nominated To Me;

  • What’s the story behind your blog’s name?
~I really wish I had some incredible story to tell about my blog name but sadly, no. When I first started my blog about a year ago, I wanted my blog to be unique but at the same time have my name out there. I spent a couple of day throwing various names back and forth in my mind but just decided to stick with Farzanna’s Blog.  
 
  • Do you prefer ebooks or physical books?
~I really don’t have a specific preference, I guess it depends on where I am. If I’m on a train ride, a bus, a plane or at home; I wouldn’t mind having a physical book. But if I have to go somewhere for a lengthy period of time I’ll carry my kindle. Currently I’m mostly using both kindle and nook but back in high school I would be seen walking into walls and bumping into tables with my head buried in a physical book.   
  • What’s your ideal pizza?
~I’m allergic to large consumption of cheese so pizza is not really an ideal thing I would eat. I remembered when I was younger my father ordered pizza with no cheese in it whatsoever, it was sooo disgusting, but I still eat it to show my appreciation for him thinking about me. If I’m to order one right now it’ll probably be a Hawiian Pizza, with lots of pine and chicken.  
  • What’s your favorite childhood book?
~My love for books did not develop till about my mid teenage stage but when I was younger I had all the collections of Disney princesses story. 
  • What cheers you up?
~Not a lot of things can cheer me up. I am the family clown between me and my two other sisters and I would be the one to crack a joke or make fun of something. Amm..I sitting here trying to think what cheer me up and I cannot think of one thing besides a good book or music. Usually when I am down, I would keep it to myself and just go into room and be alone.
  • Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
~I am definitely an introvert. I like being by myself and hate working with others, I would prefer to stay home by myself than to go out with my sisters. Everytime someone comes to my house they would have to dig me out my room.  
  • What’s the last book you read that you simply could not put down until you finished?
~From the top of my head, when I read this question three book series came to mind; 
  1. Fifty Shades of Grey (1-3) By E.L. James
  2. Ruthless People (1-4) By J.J. McAvoy
  3. Beautiful Mess (1-3) By T.K. Leigh 
  • If your life was a movie, which actor/actress would you play?
~I’m not really a movie person but if my life was a movie I’ll play Scarlett Johansson in Lucy. I think I’ll be pretty bad ass to have powers like that.
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  • Which is the longest book/anime/TV series you’ve read/watched and how long is it?
~The longest book series I’ve read is the Vampire Academy Series by Richelle Mead. Yes, I do have a hardcopy of this entire series and No! the movie does it no justice, but then again do book movies really turn out good? I think I was 15-16 when I fell in love with this series and had my mother and someone else *no name* buy me the series as soon as they were available.
 
I don’t do anime but the longest TV series I watched/watching is Supernatural!! I love Jensen Ackels and Jared Padalecki!!! They have a strong brotherly bond and I love that everything for them is always family first.
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  • If you can eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be? 
~I didn’t even had to think about this, Spegatti and Meatballs. I love,love ,love me some Spegatti and Meatballs and it is probably one of a few meals I know to cook.
  • What’s your favorite book genre? 
~I think it is very obvious to anyone who go through my blog would know that any form of Romance book is my favorite. I would read any genre once there is a little romance in it. I think I read romance to make up or the lack of it from my life. My sisters would tease me that the amount of books I read, I made up this ideal boyfriend who may not exist.               
 
 

My Questions To You;

  1. When did you start your blog and why?
  2. If you had to rename your blog what would it be?
  3. Would you say you’re Optimistic or Pessimistic? 
  4. If there’s one thing you learn from life, what is it?
  5. What is your longest blog post about?
  6. Who is your favorite book author and why?
  7. Would you rather be stranded on an unknown island by yourself for 5 years or kidnapped and held in an underground well for two weeks without food?
  8. What is your favorite season and why?
  9. When reading a book, where is the most comfortable place you would sit?
  10. Have you ever done something you regret? What?
  11. If there is something you would like to tell someone who is no longer in your life, what would it be? 
 

My Nominees are;

  1. Tiffany from-  Tiff The Booknerd

  2. Nini from-  Nini Reads .Png

  3. Rachel from-  Bookworm And Lyrics

  4. Kadhir and Ksdhir from-  Lebooks Nooks

  5. Larkin from-  Wonderfill Reads

  6. Adele from-  Adele is Reading

  7. Tonya from-  A Bookworm Lair

  8. Betty from- Onto Her Bookshelf

  9. Rose from-  Insights Into Books

  10. Sam from-  One Bookish Girl

  11. Victoria from-  Escape Into Pages
 Thank you once again Michelle from Forest City Bookworm for the nomination, I had fun doing it. If any of the bloggers who I nominated do this Sunshine Blogger Award, please leave a link below to your post.  
 
 
 
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Man’s Ruin (Original Sin #1)

Man’s Ruin (Original Sin #1) By Nicola R. White 

I received this book in exchange for an honest review. 

When I first started reading this book, I went into it without reading the blurb and was a little confused. I was going  to give up on it but decided to push through after reading the blurb.

Usually I don’t like books where there is any lesbian or gay action going on. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against gays nor lesbians; to each his own, it just doesn’t float my boat. So this review may be biased due to what I feel comfortable reading.

So the heroine in this book is/was a hooker but now is a madam (female who runs a  brothel) and she’s lesbian except when in comes to the hero. Well, I guess you can say bi-sexual since she sleeps with men but just doesn’t enjoy it. 

The hero is a hitman. He and the heroine works for the same boss and one night the heroine gets a call from the hero saying that one of the future bosses was killed under his guard and in her brothel. 

Someone was trying to frame him for the murder and the only person he trusted was the heroine. The heroine shows up and they tried to get the boss to see it for what it was, a set up, but the boss felt that the hero did it out of jealousy because of what he felt for the heroine. An altercation happened and the hero and the heroine is on the run but decided to find out who the killer trully was.

The hero was trully a sweetheart and you can feel what he felt for the heroine and I just wish that she can look past what happened to her mother in the past and be with the hero already.   

The heroine as not my favorite character and I hated how she treated the hero although she gets a pass with me becuase she was not aware of how the hero felt about her and she did not willingly hurt him. 

 I felt that there was some unnecessary parts written in the story line and the ending happened too quickly. I hated how the author left everything  hanging in the air. Did they end up together? They were together at the ending but were they together together? Did they stay in that lifestyle? Did the heroine overcame her fear against being with the hero? 

I don’t know I just felt something was missing, unless there is a part 2. I know there is a prequel called Whatever Lola Wants but that has nothing to do with the ending of this book.

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The Virgin Intern  

The Virgin Intern By Penny Wylder

I did not enjoyed this book as much as I though I would. The title and the cover was pretty capitvating but the storyline was not all of that.

The heroine is working for her uncle in his law firm as an intern. You can tell from the very first chapter that her uncle hated her for reasons unknown. On her first day she was in a very compromising position with the printer when it decided to have a paper jam, spilling ink all over her face. She was discovered in that position by a guy (hero) and she became flustered and embrassed. 

The hero being the gentleman he is pass it off as having a bad first day and helped her clean off the ink; but he made it known that he was looking forward to seeing her more and hoping to clean other places on her, preferably without his handkerchief.

The heroine’s uncle walks in on them “talking/flirting” and warns her off of the hero’s advancement. He tells her that the hero just wants to take over his position and would used her as leverage.

Her uncle and the hero is working on a murder case together which requires them to live together until the case is finished, the heroine being the intern on the case is required to stay with them. And when her uncle is not around she and the hero make use of those time.

The book to me was too short. I felt that the plot did not get to develop enough. There was little chemistry between the hero and the heroine. The heroine being a virgin totally acted like a slut at the beginning when she and the hero first “did it”. I don’t know but when someone says virgin I think of this shy person but the heroine was total opposite. It was like if she was just waiting for someone to pop her cherry.  I hated the uncle, he kept talking down to the heroine, making her question her self worth.

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Benched 

Benched By Abigail Graham 

This was another very quick read for me and also one of the books I downloaded in my kindle before hurricane Mathew hit.

The heroine is a single mother and also a cop who gets looked down upon by her entire town. Not the look done where nobody does not like her but the look down where nobody takes her as a serious as a cop because she’s a girl.

The hero is a famous football player and he drove through her town three times the speed limit and at a school zone. The heroine pulls him over and the whole thing ends up in court where the hero had to choose between jail time or coaching pee wee football and on town arrest. He unwillingly choose the coaching and coincidently moves in next door to the heroine. 

I thought this story line was very cute and romancy but to me I feel as though they moved too fast. The heroine started off hating the hero’s guts to having him moving in with her within a blink of an eye. 

Although this book was short, I loved that you can feel the connection between the hero and the heroine. I hated the heroine’s family but adored her little sister. There’s not much to say without giving away the book but if you want a light read then this is the book for you. 

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Accidentally Married To…A Vampire (Accidentally Yours #2)

 Accidentally Married To…A Vampire (Accidentally Yours #2) By Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

I don’t know why I read this book, maybe I was bored and couldn’t find a book which captured my attention to read or maybe I felt like to bring it back to old school and read a vampire book. Whatever it was I’m not sure this was your typical vampire book. 

The hero, who is the vampire, visited a Goddess of the Underworld to find a way to be freed from the vampire queen’s army, in which he served for over a millennium. The goddess tells him his way to freedom is to find his human mate  who would not be born for the next 300 years and puts him to sleep till his mate is born. And there is also some rules he must follow and on the 3rd month he has to turn his mate willingly.

Now this Goddness was not your typical Goddness. She is demented and crazy as hell. She would set motions in people’s life just for fun and to sit back and watch what would happen. She also uses blackmail in exchange for sex. I know right, what kind of Godness is this? 

Anyways, fast forward 300 years and the heroine is in Mexcio on some trip and was left back by the tour bus when she went to use the bathroom. She hears a voice and began to follow it, obviously it’s the hero. She finds him in a cave and he’s butt ass naked. She feels a pull towards him and kisses him and tad daa he’s awoken. Now that kiss was apparently the way vampires marries their mate. 

The hero plan was to find his mate, turn her and then leave her. He was not looking for a long term anything and did not believe in the one true mate thing. And as you may guess by now, he ends up falling for her but he fell for her too late.

I felt no connection with both the heroine and the hero. There was a third party and I felt the heroine had more of a chemistry with him. The hero was a jerk and treated the heroine unfairly. I gave her all the right to leave his ass. The hero was also very “hard ears” and does whatever he wants, to hell with whatever anyone else say. It also irritates me that he doesn’t wait for an explanation for something the heroine did. 

I hated that the author made true mate as something not believable. We know that both the hero and the heroine are true mates and that it is said that the universe put them to be destined but yet the heroine went with this other guy. Also said other guy was the true mate for someone else yet he had feelings towards the heroine. That’s not true mate at all. 

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Zack ( Cold Fury Hockey #3

 Zack (Cold Fury Hockey #3) By Sawyer Bennet

Usually when I read a book, it would be the heroine’s character I would critique most and hate but that was not the case for this book. The hero in this book opened me to the insight of a man PMSing.

This book starts with the hero, who is a famous hockey player, mourning the lost of his long term girlfriend and is looking to get a reaction from any woman he can. His girlfriend and him had a son together and the hockey season was starting up again and he needed a nanny to look after the child. His sister finds the heroine who is putting herself through college to be apart of one of the child care services career, to nanny for him.  

The hero’s first though of her was that she was too nerdy and young. The heroine was very bubbly and a happy person who is contend with anything life throws her way. She hides herself behind big baggy clothes because of an incident that happened when she was younger.  

The hero’s opinion of her changed one night when he came home late to find her in the kitchen wearing very tight and short pj. From that night on the hero’s mind would wonder towards her. Eventually they decided to be friends with benefit but nothing should come of it.

I hated the hero in this book. He could not have made the heroine felt more worst  than she actually felt about herself. He treated her like a doormat and I hated that he blamed everything on his guilt of his dead girlfriend.  And mind you he didn’t feel much for that girlfriend because her felt that she was not the one for him, that’s why he never married her.  I just wanted to go into the book  and beat some sense into him. 

I loved that the heroine was very patient with the hero and put up with everything he put her through but I think enough was enough. I would have left him a very long time. I hated that she allowed the hero to make her look weak and walk all over her. 

Aside form that I love that the author set the mood in which you can feel very thing bot the hero and the heroine was feeling. Though I hated ther hero, I felt ad understand why he was confused with the guilt and moving on.

 

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Filthy Boss

Filthy Boss By Peny Wylder

It is totally coincidental that I read two books consecutively with the word “filthy” being in the title. I don’t know what that says about me and the books I read. 

This book was very fast paced (I think about 90-100 pages) and I felt like everything was rushed throughout the storyline and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I thought I would. 

So the book begins where the company, which the heroine is going to work for, is holding an office party and the heroine decides to attend it to get to know some of her colleagues before she starts working there. She meets with a female colleague who warns her of the boss’s advancement on beautiful females who works for him and the heroine made it clear to the hero/boss that she would not be another notch on his bedpost and things between them would be nothing but professional.

However, all of that changed when the hero finds a very descriptive and detailed fantasy that the heroine wrote online based on what she wants her boss to do to her.

I felt no chemistry between the hero and the heroine. For all the big talk that the heroine did at the beginning of the book I though she would have atleast put up a bigger fight against the hero’s advancement. The ending was more than rushed and it had me going back to the previous pages to see if I skipped anything.

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Filthy Kisses (Back Down Devil MC #12)

 Filthy Kisses (Back Down Devil MC #12) By London Casey

With Halloween coming up I am pretty busy these past couple days (I DIY both my decor and costume) and it made me felt as though I was not having anytime for my blogs. I really need to prioritize my time and set aside atleast 15minutes a day for my reviews. Anyways enough with my excuses let me get to my review.

I had conflicted feelings when reading this book. I don’t know whether I liked it or hated it. 

I can honestly say that I hated the beginning. It was written grammatically correct and everything, but I don’t like books that make you feel as if you are missing a big part of the storyline. Yes, it is book 12 of this series and no, I did  not read any of the previous books but to my understanding, this book could have been read as a standalone. But to me that was not the case for the beginning.

The book involves the hero being apart of an MC and the heroine is already about 9 months pregnant with his baby. The heroine wants nothing to do with the MC life and she loathes it to the point where she demands the hero to keep her and the baby a secret from his MC. She has her motives on why she doesn’t like any MC. The hero disagrees with her but he wants to be apart of his baby’s life so he goes along with her plan. They both live in the same house and have an “arrangement” like friends with benefit but not so much as friends and the hero is not monogamous. The hero is set up by someone for murder and placed in prison, he was then forced to tell his MC about the heroine and the baby. Only he was a little too late, because the minute the heroine heard he was in jail for murder she packed up and left.

The heroine irritated me to the point where I was going to give up on reading this book with her indecision. She likes the hero but then she don’t becuase of the MC. She doesn’t want the MC type of life for her kid but then ends up leaning on the  MC for help. If I was a guy and my baby mama was like this heroine, I would dread being with her. Like if you hate the MC life so much why sleep with a biker?

The hero was very down to earth. I loved that he was willing to give up his life in the MC and put up with that idot of a boss at the mechanic shop just for a life with his kid. Also he lied to the MC which is a big no no in the biker world and took a beaten when they found out. Any man who would do whatever it takes to be with his child, is in my good graces. I put them so high up on a pedestal. The only thing I hated with ther hero was that he was not monogamous at the beginning but like I said they had an arrangement.

There wasn’t much chemistry between the hero and the heroine. I thought that their relationship was forced on them becuase of the baby and not because they want to be apart of each other’s life. 

Aside form all of that the book wa an okayish read.

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Indulge

 Indulge By Georgia Gates

I don’t really like how I felt reading this book because I am not one to like polyamorous relationships and if I knew that beforehand going into this book, I wouldn’t have read it.

The book starts out with the heroine divorcing her husband who left her for a younger woman, or I should say girl; since it was one of his former student. The heroine’s friend invited her to a swinger resort in Jamaica for 9 days, where the friend and her husband will be attending. The heroine does not divulge in swinging but decided to go for the beaches and other luxuries. 

On night one at the resort, she meets the hero, who is a frequent at the resort. The hero was very crude and straight forward with her. She said no to his advances beacuse she felt uncomfortable with the he stuff he was into.

However, several days in she agrees with the hero to become his and his only for the remaining days at the resort. They get to really like each other and talked about actually forming a relationship when they got back home. A misunderstanding happened and the heroine fled without informing the hero.

LIES, BETRAYAL, SECRETS and YEARS LATER!!

The hero finds the heroine and  decided to find out what went wrong. What he didn’t expect was the big secret the heroine kept from him.

I liked the heroine and totally understand why she did what she did. I’m sure if I was in her place I would have done the same. I also liked that she was opened minded to the hero and did not judge him for his past. And her, not feeling that she was enough for him, I totally get it. I’m sure if I was in her place and six months later I go to visit him unexpectedly and he’s with two other women, I would’ve left without telling him too.

I felt for the hero. He just wanted to prove how much the heroine meant to him but she didn’t give him that chance. But at the same time all his actions was against everything he told the heroine. 

The book was a good read but be warned tha aside form the polyamorous relationship there is also cheating.

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The Boss’s Daughter

 The Boss’s Daughter (Inerno Falls #1) By Aubrey Parker

This was one of the many books I downloaded in my kindle when I heard hurricane Mathew was coming. I made sure I was fully stocked with books to read just in case the electricity went down. Luckily, my area wasn’t badly hit and I had electricity the entire time.

I can’t say a lot about this book because to me it fell short. I spent atleast 70% of the time in the minds of both the hero and the heroine. I felt that the author did a bad job of any form of chemistry between the leading characters.

The heroine did a poor job of trying to prove that she is no longer a kid. She was all talk and no action. The hero was very confusing, one minute he wanted to be the VP then next he felt it wasn’t him but at the ending he ends up begin the VP.

I hate books where the hero talks about being with other women. In this book, particularly, I felt the hero had more of a chemistry with a woman he claims he is friends with but if the chance present itself he would hook up her.

And I’m all for the cat and mouse chase between the hero and heroine in any book but not this book. We went back and fort so many time I was getting wip lash. When the hero and the heroine professed their love for each other, I was like “When did that happen?”

Basically this book was about the heroine coming home from college to be apart of the company her father owns. She wanted to show him that she was serious and all grown up. That someday she would be able to run the company without him.

The hero was in and out of foster care and was very poor. He worked with the heroine’s father trying to make a name for himself. He does not like to let anyone get too close to him and his plan was to do whatever it took to make VP but all of that changed when he meets the daughter of his boss.

 The job required them to work together, one thing led to another and feelings were developed.

I really did not enjoy this book tha much but what may not be for me may be for you.

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