Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage book review



Meet Hanna.

She’s the sweet-but-silent angel in the adoring eyes of her Daddy. He’s the only person who understands her, and all Hanna wants is to live happily ever after with him. But Mommy stands in her way, and she’ll try any trick she can think of to get rid of her. Ideally for good.

Meet Suzette.

She loves her daughter, really, but after years of expulsions and strained home schooling, her precarious health and sanity are weakening day by day. As Hanna’s tricks become increasingly sophisticated, and Suzette’s husband remains blind to the failing family dynamics, Suzette starts to fear that there’s something seriously wrong, and that maybe home isn’t the best place for their baby girl after all.


I really loved this book! It was well written and a great psychological mind bender. The plot fascinated me all the way through. I could not put it down. I found myself white knuckled, gripping my kindle as I swiped through each page, eager to know what would happen. This was a one click read for me! The book wraps up nicely, but leaves room for a possibility of a book 2 (please oh please let there be a book 2). This story was flawlessly written and very unique for its genre. Was the daughter really possessed or just crazy? Did the father do something to the daughter or not? I have questions and I need answers in the form of book 2 now! I’ve never read anything by this author before as she is relatively new, however this will definitely not be the last book i read by her. This book has climbed to my top 10 list of 2018 thus far! 5 stars from me!!!!


The Maybe Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin book review



Maybe love is worth the risk . . .

Everyone wants to be Zander O’Leary, except Zander O’Leary. The youngest billionaire in Ireland is finding life is lonely at the top. Everyone wants a piece of him and Zander is finding it’s hard to trust anyone’s motives. His only real relationship is with Megan Fields, a college student he’s had a crush on before he got rich and famous. The only trouble with Megan . . . They’ve never met in real life.

Megan Fields has stars in her eyes and dreams in her heart. As a Boston University film student, it’s Megan’s job to let her imagination carry her away. But she never could have imagined getting the chance to go to Ireland for a semester abroad with her dream guy. But that’s exactly what happens when Zander’s company offers her a film scholarship.

Megan’s hopes are set high as she flies to Ireland, determined to get the guy. And Zander hopes bringing Megan to Ireland will be the change he needs. But things go from bad to worse as Zander realizes maybe he’s not ready for as much of a commitment as Megan is looking for. Rather than facing the facts, Zander does what he does best . . . he runs. No one knows the real reason the handsome tech genius won’t let anyone in, but Megan isn’t willing to let him off the hook so easily. When their Irish Adventure goes awry, things get dangerously close to revealing Zander’s dark past. Can Megan push past the walls he’s putting up? Or will she decide that maybe, maybe’s not enough?


Sing me a song of a lass that is gone,
Say, could that lass be I?

ERMAHGAWDDDD!!!!! This is my new favorite book by Christina Benjamin. Be still my heart! This book is set in Ireland and I cant get enough!!! This book is so beautifully written and my heart is imploding from all the swoon worthy moments with the beautiful and charming Zander O’ Leary. Every scene I about reread twice just to take it all in again. This book I read from the moment it arrived in my mailbox and I did not put it down till the last page. All girls definitely need a Zander in their life. While he is stubborn, he is also sweet and charming. Megan, while a bit nutty is also wonderfully written as she stands strong and is absolutely hilarious to read as a character. The scenes and descriptions of Ireland was breath taking and I now have even more reason to want to go and visit. Christina’s writing is perfect and my heart is running over from this book. Words can not describe how wonderful a writer she is and great she is at capturing her readers. This book deserves like a million stars! A definite recommendation from me! Seriously go get it…now!


The Stand-In Boyfriend by Christina Benjamin book review



Sometimes the person you’re meant to be with is standing right in front of you.

Parker Reed has been in love with Beth Bennett since he was four years old. She grew up next door to him, holding his hand and now his heart. The problem is, Beth has no idea Parker is in love with her. He’s stuck in the friend zone, forced to stand by while Beth dates a parade of losers. But with their senior year of high school winding down, Parker finds himself wondering how much longer he can hide his feelings for Beth.

Beth Bennett’s life is perfect. She’s convinced she has it all—the world’s best friend and the world’s best boyfriend. Now if only she could get the two to get along. With her spring break trip to Aspen just around the corner, Beth feels the pressure to spend time with both the guys in her life. But as usual, her older sister throws a wrench into Beth’s plans by hijacking her perfect spring break with a shotgun wedding. As Beth scrambles to balance being a girlfriend, best friend and sister, her perfectly planned life spirals out of control. As always Parker is there to catch her. And when Beth’s boyfriend decides he’d rather go skiing than be her wedding date, Parker steps in to take his place. He decides the wedding is his big chance to tell Beth how he feels. What does he have to lose . . . besides the girl of his dreams? Who will Beth choose? Her boyfriend, or the boy who’s never let her down?


I’ve never really been a fan of PB&J, rather I’ve always like PB (read the book for the reference). This super cute book will make you positively swoon over Parker. Parker is so sincere and caring over Beth. Beth I love her but was so frustrated with her over her being oblivious to what was in front of her. Her so called best friend I wanted to slap as she was never really a friend, and don’t even get me started on Jared…..(asshat). I did really love this book overall, so many love/hate characters and swoon worthy moments. It was a fun, fast paced read and I could not put it down. Christina Benjamin is really amazing and talented writer and each book gets better and better. The plots are wonderful and original and the writing will keep you glued to ever page with its flawlessness. I definitely recommend her boyfriend series! 5 stars from me for this swoon worthy read.


Lullaby Road by James Anderson book review



Winter has come to Route 117, a remote road through the high desert of Utah trafficked only by eccentrics, fugitives, and those looking to escape the world. Local truck driver Ben Jones, still in mourning over a heartbreaking loss, is just trying to get through another season of treacherous roads and sudden snowfall without an accident. But then he finds a mute Hispanic child who has been abandoned at a seedy truck stop along his route, far from civilization and bearing a note that simply reads “Please Ben. Watch my son. His name is Juan” And then at the bottom, a few more hastily scribbled words. “Bad Trouble. Tell no one.”.



I thoroughly enjoyed this read! While this is the second book in a series I believe, I found it easy to follow and did not feel that it was necessary to have read its predecessor. James Anderson is a new author for me and I will continue reading books by him as I enjoy his writing style. This book had me white knuckled over the pages, pouring myself into the story. It was captivating and the book was almost flawless. I only wish the ending hadn’t felt so abrupt but it was still really well done. The characters were diverse and each one was unique to the story. 5 stars from me.

MistoBox coffee subscription review


1st off I LOVE the box itself. A little smug but very funny! It was very eye grabby and made me excited to open my coffee box.


Upon opening the box, I was impressed to see the history behind my bag of coffee. It made for a delightful read as I was brewing my coffee. Also liked that it was a sticker placed on the inside of my box and wasn’t meant with tons of printed cards containing the information. Also thankful for the little bit of extra tissue so my coffee stayed safe and snug on its way to me.


The bag itself…… OKAY 1st off all coffee companies need to follow their example and tell you how its best brewed and at what water temperature. I LOVED this! Now, I already know a ton about coffee but this little extra feature on the bag was super nice to have and I think it’s benefit a lot of people.I chose to do my brew in my french press!

I included a small photo just so you could see the beans themselves. I liked that they were not oily and the beans themselves upon opening the bag was like smelling nirvana itself. I’m a huge fan of Ferrero Rocher chocolates and this was pretty close to that. You definitely get a strong hazelnut scent with a nice dark chocolate undertone. While the coffee was brewing, my whole house lit up with a nice nutty scent that made me a bit impatient as I was counting down the minuets to try this coffee.img_2972

And FINALLY my brew was ready. It TASTED even better than it smelled! This coffee definitely brought its A game and stood up well on its own without adding any creams or sugars. The coffee was not bitter and I could definitely tell it was roasted and shipped to me fresh. (i think it was less than a week of it roasting that it showed up in my mailbox..thank you speedy deliver). The coffee definitely knocked the hazelnut flavor out of the park. It was nice and rich, not too complex and had a smooth chocolate undertone to it. I was very, very impressed with this brand! Definite 5 out of 5 stars!

Also, let me just talk about their customer service……

5 out of 5 stars for that! Upon first coming to the site subscription area, they ask you a few basic questions to get a basic coffee taste profile going. (which really, really did help narrow down all the ones they carry). I also received an email from Connor at Mistobox welcoming me to Misto and thanking me for signing up. Also asking me for a tad more information such as how i brew at home, etc. Now I thought at first surely this was an auto generated email sent out but no it was actually Connor himself who was awesome about answering all my questions and really making sure I get the coffee that would be best suited for my taste buds. Once your profile is complete you can actually see on a tab called brew queue, what coffee they are sending you and you can change out what coffee they pick out for you if you’re not interested in that particular flavor or blend. When signing up you can pick to have your coffee shipped ever week, 2 weeks, 3 weeks, or 4  weeks. You can also pick between Basic or Deluxe.


(from site)

You love your daily caffeine kick and convenience is the name of your coffee game.


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You have discerning coffee taste and are looking to try some of the best coffee out there.


I chose basic every 4 weeks. It came out to around $16.95 including shipping! (a really good deal imo)

Overall I give the subscription 5 out 5 stars!

To sign up you can go to the site soon as my referral link starts working ill update




Bean Box coffee subscription review


While on a streak of trying different subscription boxes, I came across this one. I have heard of Bean Box before and decided to give it a try. As you can see above it came in a small brown box that fit right into my mailbox. (peeled off my address label off the front). Bean box is a Seattle based coffee subscription. They source all their coffee from local roasters and ship it to you within a week of it being roasted. Mine was roasted on the 2nd and i got it by the 8th. So i do enjoy the fast shipping!

Upon opening the box I was greeted with a beautiful red tissue paper and below that were short glossy cards that explained about bean box and a small welcome greeting.


Next up were my packaged coffees to sample for my 1st month to get a feel for what I like and a really wonderful chocolate! Now the chocolate was amazing and would love more! ( I should note while this is a sample box to get a feel for what roasts you like, I’ve been a coffee drinker for a long time and already know what roasts I like. Which i’ll get into below.


In this picture above you will see the blends I got. It was nice that for the 1st month they send you an assortment of flavors and roasts! I liked the concept of the flavors being so unique and some staples. For brewing methods I tried these coffee various ways. I tried it: in a french press, espresso pot, and drip. I also tried it with and without added cream.


I arranged the coffees in order from lightest to darkest so you could see the beans and whether they had any oil to them or not.

Now to review the the coffee itself.


-a very simple coffee that is better black and as a drip coffee.

-smelled burned in package. once ground, smelled slightly better as some of the fruity overtones came out.

-brewed, the flavor was just okay. didn’t really get any flavor notes that it mentioned on the bag, honestly tasted like cheap Folgers.

—–2 out of 5 stars-



-liked this one better with a dash of cream and in a french press

-smelled very bitter and earthy in package, once ground, earthy scent was stronger.

-brewed, the flavor was not good at all black. had to add a dash of cream to make it bearable. did not get any notes at all that was mentioned on package

———-1 out of 5 stars——-



— french press was best method for brewing, recommend adding cream

–smelled kind of sweet and earthy in bag, once ground, you smelled almost a burnt sugary scent lingering to it

-brewed it was just sub-par, was very disappointed it did not have a  cherry flavor. I got a bitter chocolate undertone but was not what i expected it to be from what i read on the package.

——-2 out of 5 stars——-



—-moka express pot best brew method

smelled very, very bitter almost like a burning cigar in package, cigar like scent was stronger once ground

-brewed it and did it as an espresso shot and it was very strong. Not in a bad way though, but would recommend it for early morning jolt or in espresso based beverage. Kind of had a burnt molasses flavor to it.

—–2 out of 5 stars——


I would not recommend this box as i was disappointed in customer service not responding to my emails. All the coffee beans smelled and tasted charred. They did not taste freshly roasted in the least. I felt like the few dollars i spent for the 1st box was wasted as i tried it and gave away my bags to a friend who hated the coffees as well. The only highlights is that they have a good referral program and you get $1 (i think) for each time you review you coffee to be used towards your next box, and the small chocolate candy included was stellar!!

Dawning Ascent (The Pearson Prophecy) by Jen L. Grey book review



Struggle and betrayal will lead to heartache but light can prevail.
Treated like a stranger in her own kingdom, Ariah has learned to live in the shadows. She catches the eye of her life long crush and an unlikely ally as she comes into her own powers. She struggles to find truth and trust along a dangerous journey. Only one thing is certain; nothing will ever be the same for
her again.
Enemies come to light and distrust spreads. She is no longer safe; will she make the right decision on who to trust? Will she be able to keep her growing powers hidden? Only time will tell in the dawning ascent.
This was a well written debut novel! I absolutely loved it! The characters were complex and the world building was fantastic. I really loved the plot to this and found it intriguing as it was so unique. Totally on Team Sam by the way…someone else has become Voldemort in my book and will forever be who shall not be mentioned…ever again….. (read the book to understand). I really did love the relationships in this book as it shows you what it’s like to love, be loved, have strong family bonds, finding yourself, and what it means to have loyal friends. The story does end on a cliffhanger, so prepare yourself for more to come. I am looking forward to the next installments as this was a one click read for me. It really reads as a seasoned author wrote it and not someone who put out this book as their debut. Also totally love the cover design! 5 stars from me!