Book Review: Too Good to Be True by Kristan Higgins

Title: Too Good to Be True
Author: Kristan Higgins
Series: n/a
Publication Date: February 1st, 2009
Genre: Romance
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Pages: 379
Links: 
Goodreads | Kobo | Barnes & Noble

Synopsis:
When Grace Emerson’s ex-fiancé starts dating her younger sister, extreme measures are called for. To keep everyone from obsessing about her love life, Grace announces that she’s seeing someone. Someone wonderful. Someone handsome. Someone completely made up. Who is this Mr. Right? Someone…exactly unlike her renegade neighbor, Callahan O’Shea. Well, someone with his looks, maybe. His hot body. His knife-sharp sense of humor. His smarts and big heart.
Whoa. No. Callahan O’Shea is not her perfect man! Not with his unsavory past. So why does Mr. Wrong feel so…right?

My rating: ★★★★★/5

My Thoughts

I don’t know where to start…

I LOVED this book. LOVED IT!! It’s been added to my favorites on Goodreads. It was just, SOOOO GOOD!!! I’ve added it to my favorites, and I recommend it to everyone! Okay, back to the book.

I couldn’t stop laughing, this reminded me of Wallbanger in that sense. I constantly had a smile on my face, expect for the last couple of chapters. Grace is your everyday woman looking for love, and sadly she doesn’t have the greatest track record. And Cal? Well he’s just trying to start over and doesn’t want to lie about his past. The banter between these two is hilarious and the fact that she keeps accidentally hitting him is priceless. Andrew, is suck I pig! There were times I just wanted to slap him throughout this book. Omg, and her sister. I’m sorry but how could you!? I couldn’t stand Natalie. I strongly disliked her, and I didn’t feel bad for her at all. My opinion on the ending is what goes around comes around sweetheart! This is a book I recommend you to pick up and experience yourself!!!

Favorite Quotes

“It wasn’t the cops. The burglar was standing right in front of me. “Hi,” he said.
I heard the stick hit him before I realized I’d moved and then my frozen brain acknowledged all sorts of things at once-the muffled thinking of wood against human.” – Kristan Higgins, Too Good to Be True

“The voice so startled me that I whirled around. Unfortunately, I was still holding the rake in my hand. Even more unfortunately, the wooden handle caught him right along the side of his face. He staggered back, stunned, the bottle of wine I’d just left at his door slipping from his grasp and shattering on the path with a crash. The scent of merlot drifted up around us, cancelling out the smells of spring.” – Kristan Higgins, Too Good to Be True

“You shouldn’t give him a ride, Grace!” Meme snapped. “He’s likely to strangle you and dump your body in the lake.”
“Is this true?” I asked Callahan.
“I was thinking about it,” he admitted.” – Kristan Higgins, Too Good to Be True

xo
Patty♡♕

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Waiting on Wednesday (2): A Mad, Wicked Folly

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller
Genre: YA, Historical Fiction
Publication Date: January 23rd, 2014
Purchase: Indigo / Barnes & Noble / Amazon

Synopsis:
Welcome to the world of the fabulously wealthy in London, 1909, where dresses and houses are overwhelmingly opulent, social class means everything, and women are taught to be nothing more than wives and mothers. Into this world comes seventeen-year-old Victoria Darling, who wants only to be an artist—a nearly impossible dream for a girl.

After Vicky poses nude for her illicit art class, she is expelled from her French finishing school. Shamed and scandalized, her parents try to marry her off to the wealthy Edmund Carrick-Humphrey. But Vicky has other things on her mind: her clandestine application to the Royal College of Art; her participation in the suffragette movement; and her growing attraction to a working-class boy who may be her muse—or may be the love of her life. As the world of debutante balls, corsets, and high society obligations closes in around her, Vicky must figure out: just how much is she willing to sacrifice to pursue her dreams?

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I had this sitting in my drafts and forgot to publish this! First of all, the cover. SO PRETTY!! That is what automatically pulled me. And then there is the fact that it falls under historical fiction, which is a new genre to me that I’m starting to love!! Scandals, debutante balls and corsets count me in!!

xo
Patty♡♕

Waiting on Wednesday (1): Cruel Beauty

**Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.**

Cruel Beauty by Rosamund Hodge
Genre: Fantasy, YA
Publication Date: January 28th, 2014
Purchase: Chapters / Kobo
Barnes & Noble / Amazon

Graceling meets Beauty and the Beast in this sweeping fantasy about one girl’s journey to fulfill her destiny and the monster who gets in her way-by stealing her heart.

Based on the classic fairy tale Beauty and the Beast, Cruel Beauty is a dazzling love story about our deepest desires and their power to change our destiny.

Since birth, Nyx has been betrothed to the evil ruler of her kingdom-all because of a foolish bargain struck by her father. And since birth, she has been in training to kill him.

With no choice but to fulfill her duty, Nyx resents her family for never trying to save her and hates herself for wanting to escape her fate. Still, on her seventeenth birthday, Nyx abandons everything she’s ever known to marry the all-powerful, immortal Ignifex. Her plan? Seduce him, destroy his enchanted castle, and break the nine-hundred-year-old curse he put on her people.

But Ignifex is not at all what Nyx expected. The strangely charming lord beguiles her, and his castle-a shifting maze of magical rooms-enthralls her.

As Nyx searches for a way to free her homeland by uncovering Ignifex’s secrets, she finds herself unwillingly drawn to him. Even if she could bring herself to love her sworn enemy, how can she refuse her duty to kill him? With time running out, Nyx must decide what is more important: the future of her kingdom, or the man she was never supposed to love.

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I had a hard time trying to pick a book for this weeks Waiting on Wednesday! So I decided just to pick a book that was next to released based on my TBR 2014 post! And oops, it’s also on my Top Ten Tuesday 2014 Debut post. I am so excited to read this book! I’m jealous of everyone that I have on Goodreads that got it as an ARC, I shall sit here and wait patiently.

xo
Patty♡♕

Last Book Haul of 2013!

I actually purchased these books after Boxing Day, can’t remember the exact date. But I didn’t get the chance to post them! So below are a couple of books I picked up from Chapters! They had a 30% hardcover sale and then their bargain book sale 🙂

  1. Mind Games (Mind Games, #1) by Kiersten White
  2. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 1 by John Vornholt
  3. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 2 by Nancy Holder
  4. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Vol. 3 by Christopher Golden

The books below got on sale!!

  1.  The 5th Wave (The 5th Wave, #1) by Rick Yancey
  2. Darkest Mercy (Wicked Lovely, #5) by Melissa Marr
  3. Carnival of Souls (Untamed City, #1) by Melissa Marr
  4. Keys to the Repository (Blue Bloods, #4.5) by Melissa De La Cruz

xo
Patty♡♕

2014 Book Releases

Here is my short list of books that I’m excited to buy & read this year!! I could go into detail with every book but that would take too long, so each cover has a link to Goodreads.

January

  1. Come to Me Quietly (Closer to You, #1) by A.L. Jackson (January 7th, 2014)
  2. Forever with You (Fixed #3) by Laurelin Paige (January 13th, 2014)
  3. Cruel Beauty (Cruel Beauty Series #1) by Rosamund Hodge (January 28th, 2014)

February

  1. Cress (Lunar Chronicles #3) by Marissa Meyer (February 4th, 2014)
  2. Ignite Me (Shatter Me #3) by Tahereh Mafi (February 4th, 2014)
  3. Perfect Lies (Mind Games #2) by Kiersten White (February 18th, 2014)
  4. The Pairing (The Proposition #3) by Katie Ashley (February 28th, 2014)

March

  1. The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski (March 4th, 2014)
  2. Veronica Mars by Rob Thomas & Jennifer Graham (March 25th, 2014)
  3. Dash of Peril (Love Undercover #4) by Lori Foster (March 25th, 2014)
  4. Twisted (Tangled #2) by Emma Chase (March 25th, 2014)

       May               June                July                 December

  1. It Happened One Wedding (FBI/US Attorney #5) by Julie James (May 6th, 2014)
  2. Ruin and Rising (The Grisha #3) by Leigh Bardugo (June 3rd, 2014)
  3. Fireborn (Souls of Fire #1) by Keri Arthur (July 1st, 2014)
  4. Black Knight (Witch World #2) by Christopher Pike (December 2nd, 2014)

Anyone else looking forward to any of these books?
xo
Patty♡♕

Buddy Reads on Goodreads :)

The simplest things make me happy. My goal for this year was to start making actually use of my Goodreads account, add people, talk about books, get recommendations and give recommendations, join groups, and join discussions. And I can happily say I’ve accomplished most of this!

I’ve joined a number of groups, but I found that it was hard to interact with people. But I’ve joined Buddy Read Zone and I love it!! I now have friends on Goodreads, which I didn’t think would ever happen. And the number of amazing people who I have mini conversations with about books is unreal. Oh how I just love Goodreads. Highly looking forward to all the new encounters for 2014!!

Ps. If you are not on Goodreads, I WITHOUT A DOUBT suggest joining! Especially the Buddy Read Zone group 🙂

xo
Patty♡♕