Synopsis: We've all played the comparison game at one point or another. But instead of striving to be like everyone else, why not try to be your own #GOALS? In this refreshing, yet straightforward guide, bestselling author, writing coach, and personal development junkie, Kristen Martin, puts her personal and professional learning experiences on display for your benefit. Concise, witty, and relatable chapters and exercises make for an engaging, easy read, ultimately helping you to: *Discover and defeat your fear-based thoughts, self-limiting beliefs, and self-sabotaging behaviors *Overcome toxic energy, relationships, and situations that have been holding you back from truly living *Blossom into the person you were destined to become and live the fabulous life you've always dreamed of If you're ready to get out of your own head, stop playing the comparison game, reclaim your self worth, and walk in your truth every single day from this moment forward . . . this book was written for you.Read More
Synopsis: When Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home, long drives to explore the island, and quality time with the man she might one day marry. What she doesn't know is that Nick's family home happens to look like a palace, that she'll ride in more private planes than cars, and that with one of Asia's most eligible bachelors on her arm, Rachel might as well have a target on her back. Initiated into a world of dynastic splendor beyond imagination, Rachel meets Astrid, the It Girl of Singapore society; Eddie, whose family practically lives in the pages of the Hong Kong socialite magazines; and Eleanor, Nick's formidable mother, a woman who has very strong feelings about who her son should--and should not--marry. Uproarious, addictive, and filled with jaw-dropping opulence, Crazy Rich Asians is an insider's look at the Asian JetSet; a perfect depiction of the clash between old money and new money; between Overseas Chinese and Mainland Chinese; and a fabulous novel about what it means to be young, in love, and gloriously, crazily rich.Read More
Synopsis: As a ministerial daughter, Synda May Ivey has a duty to her family and to all of Floridian—but she has no interest in galas, garden parties, and high-tech society life. With everything in disarray after her father's death, marriage to her aristocratic childhood friend is the last thing she wants. After escaping to a world of simplicity in the low-tech tractlands, life couldn't be more perfect. Silver Glen is everything she'd hoped for, and Wilken Kirby might help her forget about the noble Everton Greer. But with her overbearing stepfamily in pursuit and her true identity cloaked in deception, her two worlds may not stay separate for long. Having seen her nation through different eyes, she may find it difficult to choose freedom and love over duty.Read More
Synopsis: Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.
Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.
Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.
Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.
Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.
When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.
Synopsis: Alima is a nineteen-year-old, small-town girl who finds out that her parents mysteriously disappeared when she was a child and the person behind all this is no other but Rak, the Governor himself. While her Grandfather warns her to stay away from trouble, she still makes one promise to herself - to fight for justice. She doesn't want to be afraid of this one man who is known to terrorize the population.
Despite the threats, and the spies watching her every move, Alima still tries to bring Rak's criminal activities into the open, but will she be able to continue so when Rak's gorgeous, yet arrogant son, Armaan steps into the mission of keeping an eye on her? He seems cold and imperious, but after four years of absence, Armaan has vowed to join his father's gang. Will he accept to follow his father's rules when he knows how wrong it is to be hurting innocent people? Does he also believe Alima and her grandfather have to be sentenced to death?
Note: This review contains spoilers!
I'm already a fan of Kristen Martin and religiously watch her YouTube channel and listen to her podcast. I already own her other three books, but they're buried in my ever increasing TBR pile. When she announced that she was releasing another series, I decided to read this book first.Read More
Synopsis: When an impoverished school district loses its accreditation and the affluent community of Crystal Ridge has no choice but to open their school doors, the lives of three very different women converge: Camille Gray–the wife of an executive, mother of three, long-standing PTA chairwoman and champion fundraiser–faced with a shocking discovery that threatens to tear her picture-perfect world apart at the seams. Jen Covington, the career nurse whose long, painful journey to motherhood finally resulted in adoption but she is struggling with a happily-ever-after so much harder than she anticipated. Twenty-two-year-old Anaya Jones–the first woman in her family to graduate college and a brand new teacher at Crystal Ridge’s top elementary school, unprepared for the powder-keg situation she’s stepped into. Tensions rise within and without, culminating in an unforeseen event that impacts them all. This story explores the implicit biases impacting American society, and asks the ultimate question: What does it mean to be human? Why are we so quick to put labels on each other and categorize people as “this” or “that”, when such complexity exists in each person?Read More