The Watcher.




Seven years ago, Marlie Jacobson was kidnapped by a serial killer—and lived to tell about it. But it was actually her mother who told the story, in a bestselling book that made Marlie famous. Today, she’s known as the girl who slayed a killer. The one who got away. Now, there’s just one thing Marlie wants to get away from: her past. But when her little sister disappears, her worst fears come rushing back—with a vengeance…


Kenai Michelson is a world-renowned investigator. Dark, brooding, and dangerously good-looking, he’s the kind of man Marlie would normally avoid at all costs. But Kenai is her only hope in finding her missing sister. Together, Kenai and Marlie follow a trail of clues that leads them toward the truth—and into each other’s arms. As her trust in Kenai grows, so does their fierce connection. But will their desire turn deadly as they close in on a ruthless enemy who’s watching their every move?

4/5 Stars!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the publisher for providing me a copy in exchange for an honest review.**

The prologue to The Watcher was insane! The first 3% and I was already hooked, I couldn’t wait for more.

Marlie Jacobson has endured the most terrifying ordeal that I could ever imagine. Seven years ago she was kidnapped by a serial killer but she was the lucky one who lived to tell about it. Her mother is selfish and uses her brutal situation as a way to turn it into a bestselling book and make loads of money off of it. Now it seems that history is repeating itself, Marlie’s sister is missing, and if she has any chance at finding her then she needs the help of the best tracker known. A dangerous, brooding, handsome Kenai Michelson.

I really liked The Watcher! It was suspenseful and dangerously romantic which are my two favorite things. It’s told mostly from Marlie’s POV but we get these awesome flash backs of Marlie’s whole kidnapping and I had the chills. Clayton was no normal serial killer. He was cool, calm, collected and incredibly terrifying.

I loved Marlie’s character, she wasn’t your normal victim. Sure she had times of weakness but she was also so strong and brave! The best part though? She had some serious sass, especially when she was dealing with Kenai and I loved every minute of it. She was defiantly what I love to see when it comes to a survivor.

Don’t even get me started on Kenai. Ugh, this man is everything I crave in a hunky male character! He’s rude, a total caveman, dangerous, hot as hell, but so tender and sweet. I loved him and he has some talent when it comes to tracking missing people down. Kenai comes off as a total asshole at first but once you warm up to his ways, I promise you will be falling just as hard as Marlie and me (just laughed because of the movie reference!).

My only downfall to The Watcher was that it was a bit predictable, I knew what was going to happen. That being said though, it didn’t make me want to keep on going any less. It’s still so suspenseful and will have your pulse pounding at some points. The chase for finding Marlie’s sister Kaity is addicting. Plus, I needed more of Kenai and Marlie because I was so into their love story.

I think The Watcher is a great choice if you are a suspense and romance junkie like me! It’s dangerous and seductive and will have you wanting more. Plus, I think the cover is gorgeous with those colors it has going on! It defiantly should be on your radar this Summer!

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“One moment, one look, and the haze I’d walked in for years blew out in a breath.

Because every day was the same.

And then I saw her.”



Wren Ballard is trying to find herself.

She never expected to be divorced at twenty-seven, but now that the court date has passed, it’s official. The paperwork is final. Her feelings on it aren’t.

Spending the summer in a small mountain town outside Seattle is exactly what she needs. The peaceful scenery is a given, the cat with the croaky meow is a surprise, but the real kicker? A broody neighbor with nice arms, a strange reputation, and absolutely no interest in her.

Anderson Black is perfectly fine being lost.

He doesn’t care about the town’s new resident — he’s too busy fighting his own demons. But when he’s brought face to face with Wren, he can see her still-fresh wounds from a mile away. What he doesn’t see coming is his need to know who put them there — or his desperation to mend them.

Sometimes getting lost is the way to find yourself. Sometimes healing only adds a new scar. And sometimes the last place you expected to be is exactly where you find home.

5/5 Stars!

First, all I have to say is if you haven’t read a Kandi Steiner book then you really need to. I was blown away by A Love Letter To Whiskey, it was one of my favorite reads of 2016 and I am happy to say that Revelry will be in my top 2017 reads!

Wren Ballard finds herself divorced at twenty-seven. Now she is second guessing everything in her life from the way she does things, to the way she treats people. She needs an escape to clear her mind and figure out a way to be happy again, and she also needs to find a new fashion line for her boutique, like yesterday. So she sets off to a small mountain town outside of Seattle for the Summer.

“For the first time in my life, I was owed nothing, and I owed nothing. Lonely or not, I was free.”

She never expected being so curious of the broody neighbor Anderson Black, who can’t even say a polite hello. That doesn’t matter though, because Anderson is fighting his own battles but they never thought that maybe they might be exactly what each other needed to heal.

The words written on these pages, ugh I seriously can’t even tell you how much I loved the emotions I felt while reading Revelry. It’s such a relatable story, something we have all tried to do at least one time or another.

Find ourselves.

Learn how to let go of things.

“But if the thought of losing him forever makes you lose your breath, if living without him seems impossible now, then don’t let him go.”

I think that’s why I fell in love with this book, because I related to it. Although I’ve never divorced like Wren, I felt a special connection to her and I think it had a lot more to do with her personality. This girl is everything sass and fun! She loves dancing to 90’s music, she loves drinking wine and having breakfast for dinner, and she defiantly can’t live without her coffee. I swear, she could be my spirit animal.

When Anderson let his guard down with Wren, my heart was bursting. I had such a soft spot for Anderson Black, he was in pain and holding onto a guilt that would turn the happiest person in the world to the saddest. I wanted healing and smiles and laughs for him and that’s exactly what Wren gave him. Plus, I totally wanted him for myself because he is seriously hot with his caveman ways and his callous hands.

“Touching Wren was like ecstasy, every sense enhanced. My skin was almost too sensitive to her touch, my ears too aware of her breaths, my tongue too tender for the taste of her. If she really was a drug, addiction wasn’t just a possibility–It was a certainty.”

Everything about Revelry was all heart and soul and It sure has made it’s way into mine. Beautiful words, beautiful characters, beautiful love story and heartbreak that had me clutching my kindle more than once. It’s the ultimate romance novel and I loved every second of it.

Kandi Steiner is becoming one of my favorite authors, she always writes just what I want to read. If you need a good romance with small town sweetness and heartbreak and everything in between then pick up Revelry, you won’t regret it!

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“An invitation to literally stomp all over the guy who bruised my heart? Who can turn that down?”



Will Cassidy is hot, infuriating, and the guy behind the biggest heart-stomping humiliation of my life. He’s also hosting my BFF’s destination wedding at his super-luxe tropical resort, so short of a hurricane or outbreak of the plague (here’s hoping), I’m stuck within t̶o̶n̶g̶u̶e̶’s̶ arm’s reach of him for the next seven days.

But I’m not a naïve college girl anymore, and there’s no way I’m falling for his (many) charms again. I just have to ignore the romantic wedding shenanigans, his miraculous abs, all those intimate beach sunsets… And did I mention those abs?

Maybe a wild vacation fling is exactly what I need to even the score… But between the scorching chemistry and all-inclusive margaritas, I’m getting drunk on love. Which definitely isn’t part of the plan.

Can I keep my heart zipped – even if my bikini bottoms are lost somewhere on that nude beach? And how do you let go of the past when you’re holding on tight to the past’s (very ripped) torso?

4/5 Stars!

Light-hearted romcom! What could be better? Not a thing, and I adored Lovestruck.

Ruby Walter’s is late catching her plane while heading to her best friend’s destination wedding. As she is hurrying for the security check line, she collides with the one man she never thought she would see again. Will Cassidy, the Will that shares her love of star-trek and everything geeky. Will, one of her best friends during college. Will, the one who laughed at her way of sharing her true feelings.

He’s looking hotter than ever and he’s headed to the same place as Ruby. Well that’s ok, because it should be easy to ignore him the whole time, right?


“Who wants a guy who’s three minutes and done when you can have a ‘Mr. Rock your world all night long and why not another whirl in the morning’?”

Oh my gosh, Lovestruk is so dang cute! I filled up a couple glasses of wine and devoured this book. Laughing with the characters and totally swooning over Will.  Lila Monroe nailed it with a perfect romantic comedy!

Ruby Walter’s is adorable. She was my favorite and her character was just so real that you couldn’t help but want to be her friend. She has the worst luck ever and she always finds herself in crazy situations. It was great watching her interact with all the different characters that are provided! I also loved her job, she works in PR and represents young kids who are famous through YouTube and Instagram. I think that would be awesome!

I was totally gushing over Will as much as Ruby was. He was so charming and funny. He also owned the beautiful eco-friendly resort they were staying at for the Wedding. The romance and emotions and flirting that was going on between Will and Ruby was to die for. I loved it and I couldn’t get enough. There was so much angst! Oh my gosh, after my first glass of wine I was practically yelling at my kindle for them to finally be able to freaking kiss or make a move on each other!

Yes, I got a little too excited ;).

“I want to touch you until the only word you know is my name.”

Lovestruck was so much fun and if you are looking for a light-hearted second chance romance then I have just found it for you! I was laughing out loud more than once reading this adorable story. I guarantee you will love these characters just like I did!

This is the perfect read this Summer with it’s charm and swoon worthy romance!

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Our Story; The Way We Met.

Our meeting is boring, but our ongoing story is incredible.

Spring of 2012.


It’s simple; Meeting through mutual friends. I know right, the least bit romantic coming from me a total romance junkie! But it’s more of the how you fell in love part that is the most important.

After meeting on a night filled with friends and drinks and AJ trying to flirt with me by showing me card tricks (rolling my eyes, the booze was defiantly flowing.) Any chance of hanging out was thrown out the window. AJ was still living up in Saginaw with his college buddies at this point, so here comes the true importance of technology.


Late night texts, random mid-day jokes, it started out as a friendship (Which number one relationship advice, find your best friend!) until AJ came home for a weekend and we decided maybe it was time to hang out one-on-one.

Now let me just say I am a TOTAL over-thinker, I’m completely chill about it when we are planning everything out. Like ok, I can handle hanging out with some food and watching Red Wings hockey (it was almost play-off time). Well when it came time for it, I totally flaked and got so nervous and made up a lame excuse for that night. So scratch that meeting.


Yes, I know.

But I redeemed myself the next day, and it turned out to be movies in the middle of the afternoon before AJ left to go back to Saginaw (thank goodness, right? Almost missed my chance!)

Well, I’m not the only nervous one, because movies turned out to be tension filled, high school type feelings. I don’t care what anyone says, movies as your first date are the scariest. You can’t really talk, you have no idea what the other is thinking about, it’s totally butterfly’s in your stomach filled.


Is he going to hold my hand?

Is he an arm over the shoulder type? PLEASE be a no.

Why isn’t he reaching for my hand!?

Yep! I left with only a hug goodbye, and an unsure feeling but also feeling triumphant that I dragged him to a Nicholas Sparks movie, so at least I had that over him ;).

Girl power!


That was five years ago, and long gone are the nervous should I, or shouldn’t I’s.

But the flutter’s in my stomach, and the shaky how did I end up with him feeling’s are still there and stronger than ever.

I guess that’s good though right, since I’m marrying him ;).


See Me.

I need him to see me. I mean really see me. Not the girl I hide behind. Not the curly long hair or the contoured face or even sometimes my body. 

I need him to see the girl who used to cry herself to sleep every night, sometimes over nothing, other times, over everything.

I need him to see the girl who cringes every time a voice is raised, reminding her of only past memories.

I was a mess of a girl when I first met him. Now I am even more a mess of a woman.

I need him to see me, to accept me, flaws and all. Lord knows I sure have a lot of them.

I’m needy.

I need reassurance every day that he’s not going to leave me.

Even though I put up a fight just to see if he cares.

I need hugs and constant I love you’s. 

I’m a chronic over-thinker. Always wanting to know what’s on his mind.

I need texts and calls so I don’t worry myself to death wondering if something happened while he only just went out to get our dinner.

I need so much more than any normal girl.

Because there’s so much more to me.

It’s the price you pay for loving someone with anxiety. 

I need him to see that I’m worth it.

I need him to see me.

For all of the girls who just need to be seen, who need to be loved, anxiety and all. I see you.

Final Girls



Ten years ago, college student Quincy Carpenter went on vacation with five friends and came back alone, the only survivor of a horror movie – scale massacre. In an instant, she became a member of a club no one wants to belong to – a group of similar survivors known in the press as the Final Girls.

Now forever bound together by the media, the three girls Quincy, Lisa, and Sam still never meet in person. Until Lisa the first Final Girl is found dead, now Sam storms through Quincy’s life bringing back old haunting memories she has long forgotten. They both find they are keeping dark, twisted secrets, both together and from one another.

4.5/5 Stars!

**Thank you to Netgalley and the Publisher for providing me a copy of Final Girls in exchange for an honest review.**

WOW! Just wow. I was in the mood for a great thriller, so I picked up Final Girls. One, I liked the cover. And two, it sounded interesting enough. What I got though, was amazing! Final Girls had my mind thinking like crazy and an ending that had me saying “WHAT IS GOING ON!?”

Quincy Carpenter, Lisa Milner, and Samantha Boyd are all linked together by the media in the most horrific way. They are survivors of bone-chilling, straight up massacre’s. Each one different in their own way, but the final outcome was all the same. They were the only ones who survived.

We mostly follow Quincy’s story, we go from her present which seems to be going very well for what she endured 10 years prior. She runs a successful baking blog, and she has a handsome prosecutor boyfriend. She also has Coop, the cop that saved her all those years ago, always one call away for support if she needs it.

The story also goes back to Pine Cottage, to the night where those horrible things happened. I loved those chapters because throughout the whole story you are just trying to figure out how it all happened and trying to understand. It’s like getting into a mind of a victim or a killer, always fascinating.

When Samantha Boyd shows up on Quincy’s doorstep after Lisa Milner’s death, I am instantly suspicious. My radar signaling red. Why is she here? What does she want? I thought I had it all figured out through like 60% of the book, but somehow I just knew that I was missing a big chunk because it was all too easy to put the blame on the biggest suspect.

When I got towards the end though, I was at the edge of my seat, flipping through these pages trying to figure out what I was missing. And when I did, I literally stopped in my tracks. The author drops a total bombshell and I absolutely loved it! I was so satisfied with the big twist.

Final Girls is defiantly more of the story that intrigues you rather than the characters. I felt myself more fascinated with what happened in the past and the mystery surrounding everything then I felt a connection with Quincy, Sam or any of the others. The story is what will have you clutching this book.

Suspense filled, edge of your seat, my type of thriller is what Final Girls was and I highly recommend it. Riley Sager wrote a chilling, mysterious, who the heck did it story and I can’t wait to read more from this author!

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Update; Wedding Diaries.


Isn’t it weird to have a soul mate in this life? I used to think you could only find one in your dreams or through the pages of romance novels because I sure as hell never thought I would have one.

But here I am, 23 years old with a soul mate. How do I know? Is it even possible? 

Man it’s hard to explain, but this mans heart was literally made for me.

I just know it.

I guess I could just say, I didn’t know I loved anything in particular about someone until I met him. When I describe what I love, I’m describing him, his soul, his heart.

Everything that makes up the person he is.

That’s how I know.


We are under 500 days!

I know that still seems like a long time and it is but I went from almost 600 down to under 500, so I’m a little ecstatic!

After this Summer is over, time is going to fly by because we will be to a year before it!

By the way, have you guys ever heard of the Penny Dates!? That’s what’s featured in the above picture. I used pennies to represent the dates of special moments in mine and AJ’s relationship. I decided to put it in a picture frame, it makes a super cute décor piece if anyone is interested in doing it :).

So I’m sure you’re all wondering, did you go dress shopping yet? Did you take engagement pictures yet?

My answer is going to be so boring, because it’s a no to all!

The only other thing I have done is book my engagement sessions. Yes I said sessions because I am splitting them up into two seasons, it’s going to be super fun.

The first session will be on July 7th, it’s going to be like a downtown dressy feel since I adore my downtown area with all the water and old brick buildings!

The second session will be September 9th, my photographer actually lives on a farm so we are going to go out to her farm for a more casual photo op in fields and with pretty barns. I’m super excited for it!

So don’t worry, it’s all coming soon! I plan on going dress shopping for myself and my bridesmaids in November, if we can all last that long because I’ll tell ya what, I am itching to try on some pretty white dresses!

Pinterest has become evil, making me want so much and making so much work for me because I literally want to make or buy every single wedding related item I see on there.


It’s awful.

That’s all I have for now loves! I’ll send you off with a picture from Easter. I can’t believe in two weeks it will be five years since I’ve been with AJ!

How have I made it this long? It’s got to be those baby blues ;).