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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Am I Too Predictable?


Hello, gentle readers!
I must ask…have I taken my routines and schedules too far? The reason I ask…I was balancing my checkbook this morning and noticed (probably for the first time) how predictable I am.
Without fail, I grocery shop every Sunday, generally around the same time (and yes, there are reasons I do this at that specific time, but that’s neither here nor there). I also fill my car with gas on the same day, right after I leave the grocery store, whether I need gas or not. I go to the same places for take-out (DH and I have take-out on Saturday nights *sigh* That would be routine, too). I even pay my bills on a schedule.
It’s all there, in black and white, on my bank statement!
If someone was following me to learn my habits, they’d be bored out of their minds. I go to the day job and come home, stopping along the way if I need to. I meet friends for breakfast or dinner, generally at the same time during the month.
On the other hand, my routines really work for me. It’s the only way to get things done that need to be done and I’m all about completing tasks (it offends my sense of order to leave things undone). Dishes get done and the kitchen is cleaned after dinner every night. On Saturdays, I do our laundry and iron my work clothes for the week and on Sundays (grocery day), I cut up my veggies and make my salads for the work week.     
I told my DH I need to change things up a bit. He laughed. Not a little chuckle either, but a full-fledged belly laugh. I guess that means he doesn’t think I can do it. He may be right. After all, I’ve been living with these habits for the better part of thirty years. I did remind him, though, that he was not a big proponent of change either. Hmmm, maybe this is something we can work on together.       
Until next time, remember to spread kindness wherever you go.

Marie

Monday, June 17, 2019

Veronica Reviews: The Billionaire and the Beast by Brynn Paulin

The Billionaire and the Beast
by Brynn Paulin
Contemporary Romance

5+ Stars

 “I would never hurt you.  Ever.”
“Good…I’ve had enough of that in my life.”
Cricket considers herself the ugly stepsister in her non-fairytale life.  For as long as she can remember, her family has constantly diminished her confidence.  Her goal is to take the college scholarship she’s fought so hard to obtain and get as far away from them as she can.  Before she can leave, her father forces her to attend a function to network and obtain a job.  Once again, Cricket finds herself being the wallflower to her stepsister Ella. But for all of Ella’s beauty, it was Cricket that stood out amongst the crowd and snagged the attention of Brix. 

Brix has more money than he could ever spend, as well as his own family issues. Sent to an event by his grandfather to search out a bride, he’s mesmerized by the beauty in the corner.  There is something that draws him immediately to her, and when he gazes into her eyes, his heart screams “she’s the one”.

Brix and Cricket instantly “clicked, like two puzzle pieces meant to connect.”  But their love story isn’t all sunshine and rainbows.  This fairytale has a villain set out to destroy any happiness Cricket obtains, and Brix will have to slay the proverbial dragon to protect what is his.

Ok, I’m totally obsessed with any and all stories with a Beauty & the Beast theme, and Brynn Paulin weaves a romance that has that and so much more!  I could not put this book down, and immediately read it again!  I loved it that much!  Brix and Cricket have the most amazing happily ever after!  Highly recommend!  5 Plus Stars!


Sharing what I love, 
Veronica


Sunday, June 16, 2019

Happy Father's Day! And more . . .

Happy Father's Day!!!

My posts seem to have the good fortune of falling on or near special days. But even as I write this the day before, I'm trying to think of traditions that my family celebrates on Father's Day. I can't think of one other than grilling out. Which is special in the fact that I make my dad and father-in-law work on their day. Lol. But they seem to love it! Do you do anything to mark to occasion in your family? Let me know in the comments!

Now, books! I'm super excited to announce When Rio Surrenders is up for preorder and will be released on 6/27/19. The ebook is marked at special Father's Day price of only 99¢. Get it before the price go up.


When Rio Surrenders



Rio Reese has a strict no-dating policy at his newly opened gym. However, that doesn’t stop him from noticing the newest member, Gina. From the moment he sees her, he is drawn to her. When he finds out she’s an experienced accountant, he enlists her help to straighten out his bookkeeping. But that makes her off-limits in two categories: member and staff. A double whammy.



All Gina wants is an exercise routine that will get rid of her love handles. What she finds is a class that’s way too difficult and a sinfully attractive gym owner who is interested in her accounting skills. She accepts Rio’s temporary job offer. Thinking he is solely interested in her for her expertise, Gina attempts to keep her growing feelings for him at bay.



While Rio makes a valiant effort to keep Gina out of his own reach, he finds that when she’s around, things just don’t go as planned. He’s falling hard for her and is about to shred his no-dating policy when he discovers that Gina is keeping a secret from him that threatens his business. While his heart sways in one direction, his bruised ego runs in another. Between running a fragile startup business and finding the truth, Rio must make a hard decision. But will he make the right one?

When Rio Surrenders is the first book of the Loved by Reese series that will launch this summer!

You can find your copy here!

Exciting Giveaway Alert!

I will be giving away an awesome prize in my new group, Pierce Patrol! I haven't announced it yet to the group, but it will be a Kindle Paperwhite. To enter, simply head over to the group Facebook page and click join. I will announce the giveaway there soon. Right now, the group is still forming, so you'll be the first know!

Pierce Patrol




Saturday, June 15, 2019

LOGAN'S LUCK by Lexi Post on Sale for 99¢ for a limited time!

Logan's Luck 
(Last Chance #4)
by Lexi Post
on Sale for 99¢ 
until June 26th  
 

Logan Williams has plenty of luck. The problem is, it’s all bad.

Logan Williams is not happy his cousin retained the services of Dr. Jenna for the Last Chance Ranch. She may be the local vet, but he’d hoped never to see her again. It had taken too long to forget her the first time.

Jenna Atkins is not afraid of Logan’s bark because any man who looks at his baby daughter the way he does, must have a good heart buried somewhere in there. That doesn’t mean she plans to get any closer than they already were.

But when baby Charlotte’s mother arrives and sets her sights on Logan, Jenna discovers a territorial side of herself she didn’t know she had. The question is, should she walk away and let Logan’s luck run its course or should she interfere? Knowing Logan, either way, she’s bound to get hurt.


Buy Links:

Amazon CA

Last Chance series 

http://www.lexipostbooks.com/last-chance-series/