Posts By: Amy Gilman

[Giveaway] Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop

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Welcome to another great giveaway at Romancing the Laser Pistol. We are proud to be giving away an amazing prizepack including a $10 Amazon Giftcard as well as copies of Wallflower Gone Wild, The Wicked Wallflower, Hard as it Gets, Hard as You Can, Kiss of Steel, and Heart of Iron. This giveaway is part of the Raining Romance Books Giveaway Hop hosted by Stuck In Books. Good luck to everyone and happy reading. a Rafflecopter giveaway Powered by Linky Tools Click here to enter your link and view this Linky Tools list…  

[Review] Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens

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03 April
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So my dive into contemporary YA novels continues with Faking Normal by Courtney C. Stevens. Only this time it is with a book that has a much darker and at most times emotional story line. The story is about Alexi, a girl struggling with a dark secret. The book opens on a funeral, and the day Alexi decides to befriend Bodee at this mom’s funeral. Alexi and Bodee connect because they both have stories to share. Stories that will change not only their lives, but the lives of those around them. These stories and secrets are so life changing that… Read more »

[ARC Review] Wallflower Gone Wild by Maya Rodale

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26 March
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First, let me say that I absolutely loved the first book, The Wicked Wallflower. I am a sucker for shy wallflowers and the irresistible rakes that fall for them. I don’t know why I really really liked Wallflower Gone Wild, but I didn’t love it. This book is about Oliva, the least likely to misbehave. All her life Oliva has been told that is she stands up straighter, goes to all the right parties, makes polite conversation, and pretty much follows all the rules her overbearing mother sets, then the men will line up to marry such a well behaved… Read more »

[ARC Review] Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg

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11 March
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It’s official, after finishing Better Off Friends I am now an Elizabeth Eulberg fangirl. I want to shout from the rooftops and gush to anybody that comes near me how good this book is. The best way to describe Better Off Friends is that it is like a teen version of When Harry Met Sally. The book starts when the main characters are just kids in middle school. Macallan’s mom has recently passed away and Levi is the new kid in school and both of them are in need of someone to lean on. The book follows them through middle… Read more »

[ARC Review] Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

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23 February
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For me, Fire & Flood is actually 3.5 stars and I rounded it up to 4 stars. I liked Fire & Flood, but I am not in love with this book. I don’t want to shout from the rooftops or start buying copies for all my friends yet. I think the book has potential. The best way I can describe how I feel about Fire & Flood is for me it was like a bland date with a guy you thought would knock your socks off. In the end, you like the guy, might even go on another date, but… Read more »

[ARC Review] Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt

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19 February
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I am starting to think that 2014 is going to be year of contemporary romance for me.  I seem to be gravitating to the aspect that they feel so real.  It is easy to escape into the lives of people who feel like they could be your friends or neighbors and think that “yeah I’ve been there too.”  When I saw the premise for the latest YA contemporary I read, I was hooked.  Bright Before Sunrise is about a popular rich girl and the new boy in school that moved from the poor side of town.  This book is also… Read more »

[Review+Giveaway] Cress by Marissa Meyer

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18 February
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I really, really like The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer.  It combines two of my favorite things which are fairy tale re-tellings and sci-fi action adventure.  The best way I can describe these books is that they are like Brothers Grimm meets Stars Wars.  With that being said, the latest installment in the series, the third book, is Cress which was just as good as the other two books in the series.  This review will be short and sweet because I don’t want to give any spoilers and I know everybody wants to the fun part: the giveaway. Cress picks… Read more »

[ARC Review] Must Love Dukes by Elizabeth Michaels

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06 February
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This book was short and sweet, therefore my review will also be short. Must Love Dukes had everything I look for in good historical romance, or just in romance period. It had a steamy love affair, witty banter, and above all else, it had a very romantic and happy ending. I don’t read historical romance novels for historical accuracy. I read them, like so many of the other books I read, to escape. In Must Love Dukes, Lily follows a strange man into a tavern, gets drunk with him, and follows him home to his bed. In the morning she… Read more »

[Review] This is What Happy Looks Like

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01 February
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So, I picked up this book with the thought that it was probably going to be majorly corny.  By the end of this book I was pleasantly surprised to find I actually liked this book.  This is What Happy Look Like has one cheese, cheese, cheesy plot line.   The story starts when a young Hollywood star accidentally emails the wrong person about walking his pet pig.  Then the person he emails responds to let him know that he got wrong address and just happens to be a seventeen year old girl.  They start an online pen pal relationship never sharing personal details like… Read more »