Cheesy Ass Lines

Hello wild ones and welcome to yet another Hump Day Book Review. I hope your week is going well thus far. Mine hasn’t been great, but that’s mostly because I’m at work and my job is super stressful, but enough of that, let’s get to the cheese fest!

Changing Lines (Harrisburg Railers Hockey Book 1) by [Scott, RJ, Locey, V.L.]

I’m not kidding, this book is kind of an over the top cheesy, mushy mess, and not in the good way. I had such high hopes for this book! I mean, hot, sweaty, sexy ass hockey players gettin their man lovin on, doesn’t that sound like the greatest thing ever? It did to me, so I purchased the book after reading the sample pages and immediately regretted that decision.

First, let’s meet our 2 hot hockey players (well one isn’t really a player anymore, he’s a coach, but it counts in my book). Tennant Rowe, a young and up and coming player who’s just been picked up by a little starter team that neither of his hockey playing brothers approve of. Young Tennant is just searching for his place in the world of hockey, and living his life in the closet. Jared Madsen is a coach for said little starter team and an old family friend, old being the operative word here, he’s the same age as Tennant’s eldest brother, Brady, a fact that Mads has a hard time getting over. Unlike Tennant, Mads is kind of out, in the way that everyone knows he’s bisexual, what they don’t know is as soon as these 2 see each other again sparks fly.

It’s obviously insta-lust for the both of them, but we get some bullshit back and forth because Jared thinks he’s too old for Tennant, not to mention the fact that Tennant isn’t out…to anyone, and that he’s a coach on his new hockey team. Honestly, they could have drug out the will they, won’t they thing a little longer for me instead of the route they went. Which was to make us think they just couldn’t fight their feelings, but Mads put some “slow’ policy in, so that instead of a will they, won’t they back and forth fraught with delicious tension, we get a whiny Tennant who is tired of them barely kissing and exchanging heated glances. I wish the anticipation had bubbled a little more. I’m all about the tension and when the dam finally breaks and our 2 main characters can’t keep their hands off each other. We do get a scene similar in fashion, but it starts with a frustrated Tennant stalking off to find Jared and accost him because he’s keyed up on Mountain Dew and tired of not getting to touch Mads.

We get a frottage scene and then Jared pumps the breaks again and tells Tenannt they won’t be having sex anytime soon. So then it goes another month of just heavy petting, stolen glances, and hot make out sessions, that we don’t get to actually see. We just get to hear Tennant bitch about them. Honestly, I wanted Jared to fuck him just so he would shut the hell up.

From there things progress a little faster. Tennant comes out to his parents, and then his brothers because Brady walks in on the two of them right after some hanky panky. Blah, blah, blah. The only drama, if you can even call it that, comes from Ryker’s (Jared’s son he had at a very young age…like teenage young) grandfather. He’s a douche nozzle, but other than him trying to control Ryker and Jared there’s not much else in the way of drama.

You get some fear from both men about what will happen if anyone finds out they’re together, but even that dissipates into a pile of nothing when they do get outed to the team and no one gives a fuck.

Okay, so this book wasn’t great, it wasn’t ridiculous terribly, but it wasn’t great…I don’t even know if I would call it good. It was passable…once I got passed the shit in chapter 3 that made me feel like I had been had. I’m not gonna lie and tell you that the first 2 chapters were literary masterpieces, because they so weren’t, but when I hit chapter 3 it was almost like I was reading a different book. The entire interaction between Tennant and his goalie, Stan, was odd and disjointed. Literally felt like I was reading a foreign language. It was so bad, I put the book down and had to take a break from reading the damn thing, like a 2 day break before I could pick it back up again and finish reading it. I probably would not have if I hadn’t already named it the book for this week.

There were things added to this book, I’m assuming to pad the pages, that seemed very strange to me. The whole Pokemon thing…I mean I get that right now Pokemon are all the rage, but I really just didn’t understand why it was important that Tennant had started a team or whatever with his fellow hockey players. I didn’t buy a damn book about hot, rugged, hot, (yes I’m aware I said hot twice, sue me…I find hockey to be very sexy) hockey players to read about them playing Pokemon.

This book was heavy on the cheese. “Why don’t we just see where our passion takes us?” Direct quote, I shit you not, that made me laugh out loud because it was so over the top cheesy I nearly got constipation from reading. Sooooooooo many more cheesy lines that if I tried to go back and find more I’d end up writing an entire book about this book.

The only other thing I wasn’t a fan of was the hockey cliches that were portrayed in this book. I’ve read a few different hockey player books at this point (like I mentioned earlier, I think hockey is hot) and while I am no freaking expert on the sport I have become a little better and noticing the cliches. Goalies are weird, check. D-Men have crazy tempers, check. Everyone is super macho, check. Everyone seems to be fueled by testosterone, check. It was just kind of over the top. For example, Brady, Tennant’s brother, is greeted at the door by his shirtless brother in Jared’s apartment and the first thing he does when Jared comes into the room is attack him. Ummm…now I don’t know how many of you have ever hung at a friends place over night, but the scene could have been super innocent. It’s not like they were locked in a lover’s (god I hate that word and this is yet another book that over uses it) or anything sinister. I just thought it was way OTT to have Brady come in swinging without asking questions.

If you’re looking for a cheese fest with limited steam (in my opinion) maybe this one is for you. I give this one 3 Hump Day stars, I’m being a tad generous here, but that’s only because the cheese made me laugh and I desperately needed a laugh this week. Not to mention that this was the book that broke my no book funk.

On to the next one! Trust with a Chaser by Annabeth Albert is up next.

Trust with a Chaser (Rainbow Cove Book 1) by [Albert, Annabeth]

One hot cop. One bar owner out for redemption. One smoking-hot summer fling destined to leave scorch marks…

Mason Hanks has returned to Rainbow Cove, Oregon with one goal in mind: turn the struggling coastal community into a thriving LGBTQ tourism destination. Step one is transforming an old bar and grill into a gay-friendly eatery. Step two? Don’t piss off Nash Flint, the very hot, very stern chief of police who’s not so sure he’s on board with Mason’s big plans. 

Nash Flint just wants to keep his community safe and enjoy the occasional burger in peace. He’s not big on change nor is he a fan of Mason’s troublemaking family, especially his rowdy older brothers. But Mason slowly wins him over with fantastic cooking and the sort of friendship Nash has been starving for.

When their unlikely friendship takes a turn for the sexy, both men try to steer clear of trouble. Nash believes he’s too set in his ways for Mason, and Mason worries that his family’s reputation will ruin any future with Nash. Burning up the sheets in secret is a surefire way to crash and burn, and discovery forces a heart-wrenching decision—is love worth the risk of losing everything?

Make sure you come back next week to check out my Hump Day Book Review! In the mean time, go find me on Instagram to do a little stalking, check out my Goodreads profile to see what else I’m reading this week, and if you’re on snap chat follow me @crazydame90 to keep up with my crazy antics. Night kids!!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

Good Gravy

Hello wild ones! Well I messed up kids, messed up bad. I didn’t post on Friday and I didn’t realize it until last night! My internal clock is all sorts of screwed up.

In my defense, Friday was a crazy night. My sister and I had plans to pick up a captains bed we were buying for our brother, those plans morphed into an impromptu shopping trip with said brother at Target. My sister and I should not be allowed in Target together, we spent waaaay too much time there and waaaaaaaaaay too much money.

The trip took a turn when we headed to dinner only to realize that Dani had lost her wallet. We spent an hour searching for it, cursing humanity because why do people have to be so freaking shitty? After an hour, some tears, mounting frustration and a few phone calls the search was called off and we headed to comfort ourselves with some delicious food. Apparently the universe heard our call and decided to show us that not all humans are garbage, a woman had found her wallet and contacted her through Facebook! She was even nice enough to bring it to where we were. How great is that?! So while the night had taken a turn for the worse it ended on a good note…except for the fact that in all the drama I forgot to post on my blog.

Ugh, anyway, so I suck, the world doesn’t suck that bad, but I do. Okay, so then the weekend rolled through and screwed me up further. I didn’t even get my planner layout finished for this week. I feel like I didn’t get anything done this weekend at all. My mom has kind of unofficially already moved in, so we spent the weekend cleaning. She cleaned during the day while I slept and I cleaned and organized (because organization is not her strong suit) over night. The only thing I have to show for this weekend is that my garage is significantly cleaner than it was before. I started reorganizing and cleaning out my craft stash Saturday night, which is how we got started on the cleaning kick. My craft stash was looking good yesterday, but then mom started stacking stuff on my little stations that still need to be organized, so there is still more to do. It’s like the never ending mess.

I’m going to work on my planner layout as soon as I get this posted, so I should still have pictures up on Instagram before midnight, but as of right now I don’t have planner photos to show you. Sorry. Again, I suck.

As far as goals go…bleh, I’m just gonna try to suck less. I want to get my kitchen cleaned up and organized. I need to get my laundry table project done. My bedroom needs some some work, but all of that is gonna kind of take the back burner because my little baby is moving this weekend!!!!

My brother is moving on Friday, so I’ve got to help him get all packed up this week. Friday I’ll be helping him move into his new place, though of course I had to talk him into letting me because he thought maybe a 20 year old dude moving in with his sister’s help would be lame. I nearly cried. After a little pouting, some heavy guilt, and a few stray tears he relented that I could help. I’m not 100% sure I’m gonna make it through the entire thing without breaking down into an emotional mess.

Because I’ll be up in San Marcos helping him move I’ve made plans to have dinner with Brittny, so that should be fun. Hopefully that little nugget of info will keep me from becoming a huge mess…probably not, but a girl can hope.

Alright kids, I’m gonna get to work on my planner because there are a few other things I wanna get done tonight.

Make sure you’re following me on Instagram, so you can see the planner pictures once they’re done. Check out my Goodreads profile to see what I’m reading this week. Also, if you’ve got snapchat find me @crazydame90 to check out my crazy antics.

Night!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

Putting the Moves on the Rookie

Hello wild ones, welcome to another Hump Day Book Review. This week we’re reviewing Rookie Move by Sam B. Morgan. Another wonderful book about the boys in blue living in the closet.

I wanna say this book falls under the GFY genre, which is kind of my favorite, though typically it’s not actually GFY it’s more, I realize that I’m bisexual for you. But that doesn’t really have a nice ring to it and the acronym would be ridiculous, IRTIBFY. No one is going to remember that, so I’m gonna just say its’ GFY and move on to explaining that this particular novel is also, OFY. Okay, let’s just move on to the book talk.

We first meet our two heroes, I mean literal heroes because these boys are cops (I’ve mentioned my before how much I love a man in uniform), while Nathan York, our young rookie, is out in the field and under attack with his partner and training officer, Mike Graham. In our introduction we find out that Mike is gay and has been living in the closet for years due to his career and has a strong attraction to his “boot” which is what he calls his trainee. In my opinion this opening should have just been a prelude, because in chapter 2 we skip forward 7 months, when the bulk of our tale takes place, but maybe that’s just me.

So 7 months have passed, Nathan is through with training and has been partnered with his TO, Mike. Of course not much has changed in their working relationship, Mike still treats Nate like he’s his trainee and he’s battling his growing attraction to the younger man. Nathan in the mean time is just dealing with his girlfriend’s growing disappointment in his choice to be apart of the police force.

Something kind of shifts in Nate when on their patrol they come across a gay man being beaten up by a bigger guy. Mike, he realizes, never gets more angry than when they break up a gay bashing, so he starts to maybe wonder if his partner has a secret. Meanwhile, Mike is starting to realize that he needs to distance himself from Nate because, “The last couple of months had been a steady decline into spending at least eight hours a day obsessing over Nate’s safety and the other sixteen trying not to think about what he looked like naked.” Need I say more?

And then things get a little more confusing when they have a little spat in the locker room that leaves Mike convinced he needs to ask for a new partner and Nate trying to run his confusing thoughts away. Poor Nate, no amount of running up and down hills could chase away the thoughts swirling around his head about his partner and the heated gaze they’d exchanged.

Not one to just sit idle, Nate charges ahead with a plan to make Mike tell him what’s been going on and why Mike is starting to pull away. That plan goes up in flames when Mike kisses him and then the proceed to make out like horny teenagers in Mike’s kitchen, that is until Nate tries to take it further and Mike once again pulls away and tells Nate he needs to leave and forget anything happened.

I have to mention that there is a brief little cheating going on here, Nate is still with his girlfriend Taylor at the time of the making out and ordinarily that would have chased me off, but to be honest I was past the point of caring, I just wanted to see how things worked out between the two boys in blue and lucky for me right after the heated smooch, Taylor and Nate break things off, so the other kisses and obvious sex are not cheating.

Things get hot and heavy between the sizzling duo quickly after that. Once again, our poor heroes don’t get to ride off into the sunset together just yet. Some shit of course has to go down before they get to be happy. Firstly, they’re called to a scene where a young boy has hung himself. Seeing the boy, who ended his life due to the adverse reaction his family has to him being gay, seriously affects Nate.

Of course, he doesn’t come out and tell Mike what the problem is, no of course not, that would be too easy. If these freaking people ever just actually talked to one another they’d have less problems. Anyway, Nate takes a few days off, pretending to be sick, to deal with his emotions over the dead boy and then shit takes a seriously bad turn when Mike comes to check on him and sees Taylor walking with him. Cue the dramatic music.

Then it’s Mike’s turn to avoid Nate, but then Nate gets his chance to explain and blah blah blah the two get back together. I’m sorry for the blah, blah, blah, but seriously sometimes reading the same basic plot stuff over and over can get to a girl.

I’m not saying that I don’t like this book, because I really do. I think I’m just going through a little reading slump where I’m getting bogged down in the seemingly never ending cliches. I know I’ll be over it in like 2 minutes.

This one has a happy ending, duh, the pair are living together and have made the decision to come out to their partners, so they’re not living in the closet to those in their immediate circle. Very cute.

I’m giving this one 4 Hump Day Stars. Go check it out. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed.

On to the next one, Changing Lines by R.J. Scott.

Changing Lines (Harrisburg Railers, #1)

Can Tennant show Jared that age is just a number, and that love is all that matters?
The Rowe Brothers are famous hockey hotshots, but as the youngest of the trio, Tennant has always had to play against his brothers’ reputations. To get out of their shadows, and against their advice, he accepts a trade to the Harrisburg Railers, where he runs into Jared Madsen. Mads is an old family friend and his brother’s one-time teammate. Mads is Tennant’s new coach. And Mads is the sexiest thing he’s ever laid eyes on.
Jared Madsen’s hockey career was cut short by a fault in his heart, but coaching keeps him close to the game. When Ten is traded to the team, his carefully organized world is thrown into chaos. Nine years his junior and his best friend’s brother, he knows Ten is strictly off-limits, but as soon as he sees Ten’s moves, on and off the ice, he knows that his heart could get him into trouble again.

And I’m always on the lookout for new books, so if you have something you think I should read just leave your suggestions in the comments below. If you’re not already following me on Instagram, head over and check out what I’ve got going on. Check out my Goodreads profile to see what else I might be reading this week. If you’ve got snapchat go find me crazydame90 and she the silly shit I get up to.

Well, I’m gonna say good night kids. I’ve got some stuff done before my work day is over. Night!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

Hardly Working

Hello wild ones! Welcome to yet another Monday. I’m at work tonight, so that means I am working on planner stuff…duh. It’s not like I would be doing actual work while at work, ha, how ridiculous. I’m currently working on 2 planners for other people, I gotta go make a Wal-Mart run in a bit because I need more fucking double sided tape I swear I go through waaaaaaaaay too much of that stuff. I probably need to think about getting an ATG, or whatever those huge glue gun things are.

Anyway, since it’s Monday it’s time for a peek into my planner layout for the week. If you follow me on Instagram, you’ve already seen these photos, if you don’t follow me on Instagram, what the heck are you doing with your life?

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You’ll notice that I remembered to leave the goals blank until after I took pictures, so let’s talk about those. Goals of the week:

  1. Walk 4 days this week – I managed to do 3 days last week! Whoop!
  2. No junk more than twice this week.
  3. Find and do a “morning” yoga routine that works for me. – I did one yesterday and today that is for beginners, and so far it’s easy enough that I want to do it and it feels like I’m getting a good stretch.
  4. Create a twitter account.

We don’t have a ton going on this week. Though, I did just make plans to hang out with Shelby and Sterling on Friday afternoon. Other than that I’ve got to get 2 planners done and ready to give out by Friday, I need to finish a flip book for M’s birthday (which you’ll hear all about on Friday), and call my bank to get my savings account reopened.

I might also take a look at my financial printouts and find a better way to keep track of my stuff because the app I wanted to use can’t be linked to my small town bank. Boo.

Now, I should get back to work, you know the work I need to do on the planners, not actual work. I hope you guys have a great week!

Go follow me on Instagram to see all our projects and planner stuff before I post on the blog. Check out my profile on Goodreads to see what I’m reading this week. And if you’ve got snapchat go follow me @crazydame90, to see all the stupid shit I get up to on that app.

Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

 

 

 

Boxes! *cue explosion noises*

Ugh, guys, I want you to know that I did actually write this on Wednesday after posting the Hump Day Book Review, but you see we ran into a little problem just now. I plugged in the SD card from my Camera to upload the pictures of the mock box I made as an example and some freakin’ how all of the pictures I took of the box I gifted to Sterling are GONE!!!! They’re not on the camera, they’re not in my one drive, and I have no idea how they disappeared or where they’ve disappeared to. Bleh. Anyway, luckily Cassilee had the brilliant idea to ask Shelby to just send my pictures, so I had to wait for those, but nothing was going to stop this from happening today!

So…here we go, on with the show.

Hello wild ones! TGIF! Though…for me it’s more like the middle of my weekend already, I’m due back at work on Sunday night, so currently I’m trying to squeeze every ounce of fun I can out of my time with Cassilee and Corbin.

Alright, so like a freakin week ago I teased you with an explosion box walk through and then never delivered…just like me. Well, today I bring you the explosion box. Full disclosure before we start, this is a super simple version of some that you may have seen elsewhere. I was a explosion box virgin when I made my first one a couple of weeks ago, so I didn’t go too crazy with decorating the inside our outside. There are however plans in the making for bigger and better boxes. Casilee is expecting her second baby in October and I’m making one for baby number two that will probably blow the first one out of the water, but we gotta start somewhere right. Leonardo didn’t start off with the Mona Lisa.

Anyway, here’s a list of the basic stuff you need.

  • Paper (duh) – the size is really up to you. For the box that I’m showing you I used 4 sheets of 12″ x 12″, cut down in the following way: 1 sheet of 12″ x 12″, 1 sheet of 11.5″ x 11.5″, and 1 sheet of 11″ x 11″, and 1 sheet of 9″ x 9″. Of course You can use any size you want, the basic requirement is that the paper is square.
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive – you can use glue, double sided tape, or one of those fancy tape/glue guns, I used all three.
  • Ruler
  • Paper cutter (optional)

And that’s it kids. If you want to make a super simple box like the one I did those are the foundation components. From there you dress it up any way you want. For Sterling’s box I added pictures from her mother’s pregnancy as well as the first pictures I received of her. Oh, I also added a little note from me to her and her little box held a tiny piggy bank (because I collect them and I thought it would be a cute way to give her a piece of me). I went back and forth on trying to figure out what the hell to give her and the new born baby and I settled on something straight from my hands and heart.

To start set one piece of your 12″ x 12″ paper aside for the top.

Next take the other 12″ x 12′ piece and begin by placing your ruler on the bottom edge of your paper and marking every 4″ inches, repeat on all four sides, and then connect the marks to create a grid. Should look something like this.IMG_2655

  • Using your scissors cut out the 4 outside squaresIMG_2657You should end up with a plus sign/cross that looks like this.
    IMG_2660Now simply fold the 4 remaining squares toward the center, one at a time, to create a sharp fold.

Set that aside and repeat the process on the remaining paper. Please note, that before beginning to mark your smaller pieces you should take the full height and divide it by 3 so you get even sized boxes all the way around.

From here your going to embellish each layer however you want, making sure to leave the middle square blank.

Once you’re done decorating, it’s time to start layering.Place the largest piece, decorated side facing upwards and slap some adhesive in the center box. For this step I used actual e6000 because I wanted to be sure that my box would not come apart, but you can use any adhesive you have. Take the second largest piece and place it on top of the larger piece, so that their middle line up, and then repeat for the last layer and allow to dry.

 

Now it’s time to make the top. For this step I messed up a tiny bit because the 12″ x 12′ square was a bit big, but I ended up just cutting about 1.5 inches off each side. For the top, you’re going to make the same grid we made on all of the other pieces, but instead of completely removing the outside squares you’re just going to make one vertical cut on each side.

 

After making your cuts, you then fold each side in, one by one, to get the sharp folds, and once that is done you’re going to take one side, fold it toward the middle, so it makes a 90 degree angle, and fold the outside flap toward the next side *see picture* and then repeat that process for the remaining sides. You can add glue to each of the little flaps as you fold them in, so your structure is stronger.

Now simply hold your layers up at a 90 degree angle.

 

Viola, you have an explosion box!

 

I hope that was helpful and not too confusing. Of course, if you have any questions please leave them below. If you follow me over on Instagram you’ve already seen a couple of these photos, but here is the finished box that I gave to Sterling, minus the little piggy.

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If you decide to make an explosion box of your own please, please, send me pictures! I would love to see what you create. Don’t forget to go follow me on Instagram to see more pictures of the stuff I’m up to. Check out my Goodreads profile to see what I’m reading this week. And, if you have snapchat come find me @crazydame90 to witness the ridiculous stuff I send out all day long.

Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

 

 

Feelin the Burn

Hello wild ones! I hope you week is going well. Shit, I still have so much stuff I need to try and get done before morning. Gotta do my laundry, then pack, write Friday’s blog post about the explosion box, so I can upload it quickly on Friday. Ugh, I’m sure there’s stuff I’m forgetting that I still have to do.

Enough of my procrastinating crap, on to the Hump Day Book Review!

So this week we’re talking about Slow Burn by Sam B. Morgan. Which falls into the OFY genre, if you’re wondering, which honestly are kind of my favorite.

We meet our first fine hero, Douglas ‘Brody”, while he is in pursuit of a lead on a strangler case he’s been working.  Our boy, man really, in blue blows out his knee during a chase and subsequently ends up at the rehab center where Zach works. They get assigned to each other because Brody is a cranky son of a bitch and a co-worker of Zach’s doesn’t want to deal with him.

Zach is the perfect blend of patient, snarky, and compassionate. Though there is a huge problem, Brody is a gay man living his life in the closet while Zach is out and proud and thinking that Brody is just another homophobic ass hat. Poor Brody battles his growing attraction to the smiling, floppy haired Zach by becoming an even bigger pain in the ass. until Zach makes him realize that he can’t fully recover without his help.

Brody pushes the attraction to the back of his mind and puts his full focus on getting back into working shape because unless he can pass his physical test he won’t be able to continue working on his serial strangler case.

Zach battles his own budding attraction to the snarling, smoking hot detective, but can’t seem to make himself stay away, which is why when Brody takes him up on his offer to continue training him after his PT he agrees. This is where we start getting to the good stuff folks.

After a heated glance, a race, and yet another lust loaded look from Brody, Zach makes a ballsy move and kisses his growly detective. It goes about as well as he expected at first, Brody pushes him away, gets pissy at him for daring to think he might be gay, and decides to leave.

The next time our dynamic duo get together things go a bit differently. Brody admits his attraction and that he’s gay, just in the closet and the two begin a very hot affair. Smoking hot.

Of course our two heroes can’t just run off into the sunset and live happily every after, oh no, that would be far too easy.  Brody has trouble at work, he’s been cleared to return to duty and is in even better shape than before his injury, but someone else has been paired with his partner for his case and he’s been reassigned. Though he tries to fight it, he’s told by his superior that he’s off the case and that he has to stay far away from anything involving the case or face the repercussions.

That does not sit well with the justice seeking, bull headed man and he starts doing some digging on his own. Zach advises against it because Brody’s job is being threatened, but instead of listening (like a rational fucking human being) Brody goes ape shit and pushes Zach too far with his obvious disregard. The two part ways in emotional turmoil.

I can tell you right now, I was so pissed at Brody. I wanted to slap the idiot, but of course I kept reading hoping they would reconcile. Of course they do…if they didn’t this review would be far more curse word filled and angry because I swear the first time I read a book that doesn’t have a happy ending I go all King Kong on the world.

After a near death experience Brody realizes that what is really important, Zach, and sets out to win him back. And then they kind of skip off into the sunset hand in hand, well actually it’s to a lunch date that Brody’s partner crashes. Guys, Brody comes out for Zach. It’s beautiful. Ah.

You know I’m a sucker for a sweet love story with a side of steam. This one was not over the top sweet in the slightest, it was the perfect blend of sweet and spice, for me anyway. Brody was the rough, tough, snarling beast that I love to see tamed into a purring pussy cat by his smiling, easy going, and lovable counterpart.

So to Slow Burn I bestow 4.5 Hump Day Stars. I’ll read this again, and again, and again, and again, and again. As a matter of fact, I may very well read it again tonight after all of my shit gets done…well if all my shit gets done. HA!

Alright, next up is going to be A Rookie Move by Sam B. Morgan, another boys in blue book because who doesn’t love a man in uniform!

A Rookie Move by [Morgan, Sam B.]

Fifteen years with the Los Angeles Police Department, Mike Graham is a seasoned cop and a damn good training officer. On the brutal streets of LA, he’s witnessed every type of crime and taught countless rookies how to survive while they protect and serve. Nothing surprises him anymore. That is, until he meets Nathan York.

Nathan York shouldn’t be a cop. With his Beverly Hills background and pretty boy good looks, he’s fit for the land of movie stars and nose jobs. Too bad being LAPD is all he’s ever wanted. No longer a rookie, he thinks he’s ready for anything, even if the next challenge is working with his hard-assed yet magnetic ex-training officer.

Partners on the job, Mike and Nate both struggle with an attraction that has no place in their world. Their explosive chemistry reaches a point it cannot be ignored, but the same chemistry that consumes them could destroy the very thing that binds them together.

 

Now I gotta scoot into my room and gather up my dirty clothes, so I can get those sorted and while they’re washing I’ll get Friday’s blog post ready. Wish me luck!

Don’t forget to go follow my on Instagram to see what Cassilee, Corbin, and I get up to this weekend (I know for a fact that we’re doing at least one craft project). Check out my Goodreads profile to see what else I’m reading this week. And if you’ve got snapchat, go find me @crazydame90 to see the silly videos and pictures I send out.

Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels

 

Short, Yet Sweet? Hopefully…

Hello wild ones! It’s Monday yet again, so I hope your week got off to a good start. I’m at work tonight, so I’m trying to use my time wisely by getting a few projects mapped out for some future posts.

If you follow me on Instagram you’ve already seen what the week looks like for me, but here’s another sneak peek into what this week looks like so far.

I blacked out the goal section because I didn’t want to post those on Instagram early. Be on the lookout for the monthly layout, which I will be posting tomorrow.

I decided to help me simplify things as well as make them more coordinated that I was going to use the same color throughout the entire month to indicate the days I have to work and my blog post day boxes is one of the prints I used in my monthly layout to block off my blog post days. Does that make sense? I feel like that sentence does not make sense…

As you can see I’ve got a little road trip planned for my days off this week. I’m heading to Bastrop to visit Cassilee and Corbin for a few days. I’m really excited!! Although, other than that I don’t really have anything else going on. However, I’m trying to get my shit together to figure out how to make this blog better. I’ve got a few ideas so far, but I need to organize my thoughts and start implementing them.

Goals for the week:

  1. Walk at least 3 days this week (for once I am off to a great start on this one! I’ve walked twice already this week! WHOOP!)
  2. Finalize blog schedule/revamp.
  3. Answer questions of the week. Which are; Should I create a Twitter? Should I link my blog to tumblr? How can I make my blog better?
  4. Send out resumes. (I’m still kind of on the fence on this one, but I think it’s really time for me to seriously consider making a change in my life.)

I’ve also been trying to eat better, I eat way too much junk food…like seriously waaaaaaaay too much. Gotta cut down on that crap, so before I came back to work I bought some fresh fruit to snack on.

Alright kids…I think that’s kind of it for tonight. I wanna get back to getting my projects for the night. Night kids!

Until later, stay wonderfully wild!

Chels