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I was given an advance copy of Accidental Boyfriend in exchange for this review. All opinions are my own as are any mistakes! Read to the end for details about the giveaway!
Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman is a fun romance. Tossed together to fool Kagan’s father’s choice for his daughter, Kagan and Shane certainly have some fun. There’s camping, kayaking, cooking, and movie watching. Both these characters are fun to read about. Yes, they are a little perfect…but not syrupy. That really does make a difference. The setting of Cascade is picture-perfect and made me want to live there!
All sex is off-page, but there is some making out and fantasizing. Nothing too hard core, though.
This is a definite fun read. Kept me turning pages and enjoying myself. Can’t ask for anything more!
Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend–just until she’s ready to return to NYC. But the handsome, fun-loving Shane makes it tough to determine where their friendly agreement begins and ends…
Shane has no intention of settling down–in fact, his job depends on it, and nothing’s more important than his work. Still, he can’t help but agree to Kagan’s scheme, if only to find out more about the mysterious beauty. But when every touch from her sets his heart and body on fire, he realizes playing an accidental boyfriend may be more than he bargained for–and more than he can give.
About the author:
Robin Bielman lives in Southern California with her high school sweetheart husband, two sons, and crazy-cute mini Labradoodle, Harry (named after Harry Dresden from Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files books). When not attached to her laptop, she can almost always be found with her nose in a book. She also likes to run, hike, and dip her toes in the ocean. Filled with wanderlust, she longs to visit many different places and fulfill her curiosity. She wouldn’t mind indulging her sweet tooth in every location either. She’s a lover of Post-it notes, cable television shows and café mochas. Writing is a dream come true, and she still pinches herself to be sure it’s real.
Her other novels include Kissing the Maid of Honor, Worth the Risk, Risky Surrender and Yours At Midnight. She loves to connect with readers. Learn more and sign up for her newsletter on her website.
In Her Accidental Boyfriend Kagan designs jewelry similar to this beautiful pink pearl double wrap bracelet that is up for grabs.
Praise for Robin Bielman
“Robin Bielman is a must-read!” NYT Bestselling author Vicki Lewis Thompson
“Sweet, sassy, and toe-curlingly sexy, my ‘secret wish’ is to live inside the pages of this story!” Rachel Harris, author of Seven Day Fiance
I was given a $25 gift card from Ross Dress for Less to write this post. All opinions and words are my own. Any misinformation is mine.
Information on the giveaway is at the end of this post!
It’s back to school time, people! It caught me by surprise, too. Need a great place to shop for school clothes, shoes, back packs, purses, and home goods at great prices? All under one roof!? Then you need to get to Ross Dress for Less.
Right now Ross has a contest on their facebook page–their Back To School Fashion Face Off. It’s in the final round right now, but through September 6, 2013, you can vote for your favorite outfit. One lucky voter will win a Ross Dress for Less gift card for $125! Check it out and vote! The outfits are really cute!
I visited my local Ross Dress for Less in Bloomingdale, Illinois (Bloomingdale Court, 350 W Army Trail Rd., Bloomingdale, IL 60108, 630-351-1218) prepared to get a new purse. Then I was overwhelmed by the purse selection. I’m not allowed to name names, but I was in awe of some of the designers whose purses were hanging on those racks. And the colors! They are so pretty! Purses of every color, size, and material–honestly anything you might be looking for!
I wandered through the clothing section and they had a nice selection of plus-sized clothes. There were some really pretty dresses that made me wish–yet again–that I had places to wear pretty dresses.
I ended up spending my gift card in housewares. I had my eye on a gorgeous blue bowl. Then talked myself out of it, because I’m trying to move less things to dust and that went right against those plans. But it was sooo pretty! I’ve been pondering going back and getting it. Wonder if it’s still there?
I needed new measuring spoons. Who the heck loses their tablespoon measuring device? Well, someone in KlineLand did! So I got a nice, new sturdy set of measuring spoons. Name brand, of course. I’ve seen these in department stores costing way more than I paid.
Then I got a set of melamine mixing bowls. I never seem to have the right size of bowl, so this took care of that dilemma. I can whip up a cake, some cucumber salad, and some salsa from our overflowing tomato stash–and have the perfect bowl for every recipe!
My final purchase was a holder for the spare toilet paper rolls in the powder room. We always have a few extras sitting around and this little thing will corral them. Every once in awhile a roll gets dropped into the toilet and is wasted. This will, hopefully, put an end to that!
I was so happy when I got home with my treasures! Now, enter the giveaway and get to your local Ross Dress for Less so you can get some treasures of your own. Let me know what you get!
Please use the Rafflecopter form below to enter!
This is a promotional post for Conscious Box. All opinions are my own. Any misinformation is also mine! I will be receiving a Conscious Box for posting and one will be provided to one reader who will be selected from commenters to this post. The deadline for entering is noon on May 12, 2013. The winner will be announced on May 13, 2013. For complete information about entering, please read through to the bottom of the post. Good luck!
Let’s do a giveaway! Next week is my birthday! Thanks for asking, I’ll be 29! (Again…uh hum!) And it’s Mother’s Day!
I absolutely love sample boxes of products, don’t you? I’ve done several different types (health & beauty and fiber) and it’s such a thrill getting that box in the mail and tearing it open. I love seeing new products and old favorites.
The Conscious Box is especially wonderful because:
While Conscious Box strongly supports organic agriculture, not all products will be organic certified. This is because not all companies and the farms they work with have the resources to secure a certification. Fear not! Conscious Box has always discussed the ins and outs of trade, manufacturing, and production for each product we include. We hold our businesses to the highest standards, and only work with those who show true commitment to a healthy environment and ethical business practices.
Isn’t that wonderful? The Conscious Box brings us goodies from big and little companies. It’s a nice way for the smaller, family-owned conscientious businesses to get some of their products into our hands.
I like the idea of the Conscious Box bringing me natural, wholesome products each month. Like you, I’m constantly looking for things that are the best for myself and my family. I don’t want to fill our lives with unnecessary chemicals and unnecessary ingredients. The Conscious Box will give me a heads up on some of the products that just might work for all of us! There are even vegan and gluten-free options available. This way you won’t get items you can’t use!
How does the Conscious Box work? You can choose your own subscription length: by the month, quarter, half-year, and year. Each month the box is shipped (you’ll be notified and given a tracking number) and when your goodies arrive it will be like your birthday! Or Christmas! Or…well, you get the picture. Each month is $19.95, with discounts given for multi-month subscriptions.
What happens if you find something you really like? You can order it directly from Conscious Box. There’s even an opportunity for you to review products. I love sharing my opinion, how about you?
Please like Conscious Box on Facebook so you can stay in touch with this great company.
This giveaway is open to residents of the United States only. Please comment below to be entered to win until noon, May 12th, 2013, and will be announced on Monday, May 13, 2013. Good luck!
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Aveeno. All opinions are 100% mine.
Since it’s National Oatmeal Day and Aveeno uses oatmeal in a lot of it’s products, I am giving away two packs of Aveeno products! Details for entering are at the end of the post!
I love oatmeal! In fact, I participated in a lively discussion on a mutual love of oatmeal on Facebook recently. Now I can enjoy my oatmeal and remember high school friends fondly as I do!
I love to eat my oatmeal with frozen blueberries, a splash of milk, and a dash of sugar. I don’t use instant oats, but I do cook them in the microwave. In addition to now thinking of high school friends, I also remember my Gramma Pfannenstiel who made us oatmeal when we stayed overnight. That steamy goodness sweeps me right back into her kitchen.
With my incredibly problem-prone skin, I appreciate the oatmeal in Aveeno products. It’s soothing and helps out tremendously. I’m so glad the Aveeno people thought about using oatmeal in their products!
How much do you love oatmeal? Any recipes to share? Has anyone tried cold oatmeal? I saw some recipes on Pinterest over the summer that had promise, but I never tried them!
Want to win a package of Aveeno products that utilize oatmeal? Comment below before Friday, November 2, 2012, at 5 pm to be entered into the drawing. I’ll draw two winners at that time! Sorry, the giveaway is open to residents of the United States and Canada only.
I’m excited to be teaming up with Eden Fantasys and offering commentary on their site a few times a month. Don’t be alarmed! I won’t be reviewing sex toys–unless something really really catches my fancy! But I will be letting you know about all the cool things offered on the Eden Fantasys website. There are forums where you can read about products, sex and politics, sexual health, and a ton of other things! There’s Sexis magazine that explores–what else!–sex! I’m excited about the photography group!
Happy Earth Day! Sunday, April 22, is the official day, but we really should celebrate the Earth every single day of the year! After all, it is our responsibility as citizens of Earth to take care of it and all her creatures!
How about a fun way to give something and receive?! At Eden Fantasys, you can help out by buying an Evolved novelty. You get something for yourself (the toy!) and Eden Fantsys donates a tree to Plant A Billion Trees! This promotion runs through April 23rd.
To make shopping a little more fun, Eden Fantasys has given me a $25 gift certificate to pass along to a reader to use at Eden Fantasys! It’s easy to enter: just comment below and tell me something you’d like from Eden Fantasys! If you’d like bonus entries, you can get one each for: following me on twitter, following Motherhoot on Facebook, and by tweeting about this giveaway. Just leave a comment below for each thing you do! I will draw the winner’s name on April 27th at 6pm CST.
Need ideas for things to get with your gift certificate?
- Save 25% on over 1000 toys (sale ends 4/20 at 2pm EST)
- Save 30% on eco-friendly California Exotics toys (sale ends 4/27 at 2pm EST)
- Save up to 50% – 70% on club wear, lingerie, and toys
- Screaming O Studio Collection (sexy toys that look like makeup) These are hilarious! Wouldn’t this be a great bridal shower gift? ‘Tis the wedding season!
- Evolution of Smooth Organic Lip Balms & Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream I’m getting the lip balm in tangerine. I love these little lip balm balls!
- Baci 4-Way Animal Print Convertible Bra (perfect for coordinating with summer outfits!) Let your inner animal out with this great bra! You won’t be embarrassed if this one shows!
- Brown Sugar Body Scrub This sounds absolutely decadent! Let me know if you try this one!
- Milk Made Nourishing Body Butter I’m getting this also! I have the driest skin and can’t wait to try this!
Also, a word of advice…don’t forget the batteries! Nothing ruins the mood more…well, you can figure it out!
Good luck! I’ll be drawing and notifying the winner at 6pm CST on Friday, April 27th!
This commentary was provided in exchange for a gift card to Eden Fantasys–the sex toy store.
Thank you to Aveeno for sponsoring this giveaway. I am so happy to be an Aveeno Ambassador!
When I saw the post looking for reviewers of lined rubber gloves, I got super excited. I have really really dry skin–I can barely wash my hands without getting nasty dry hang nails! So the thought of a lined rubber glove struck me as wonderful. If you know my aversion to cleaning, you totally understand it would take a lot to get me excited about a rubber glove.
The rubber gloves I received are flock-lined. Flocking is a ground cotton material that is attached to the inside of the glove. It gives the inside of a rubber glove a smooth finish that pulls on easily and stays comfortable.
The worst thing about rubber gloves? Rubber touching my skin. The second worse thing? Rubber gloves sticking to my skin because my hands are sweating inside them. Thinking further about a lined glove, a really heavy lining would make your hands sweat even more! So the flock is perfect!
With the Flock-Lined Yellow Latex Gloves Magid® Comfort Flex® 620 neither of those annoying things happened. The gloves slide on, are comfortable to wear, and get the job done. I tackled dirty caulk in the bathroom using a natural cleanser of peroxide and baking soda. Nope, it didn’t get it all clean. But my hands didn’t get gross and crusty from getting so dry!
Here’s a description from the product website:
Magid’s Comfort Flex® 620 is a yellow latex glove, perfect for any household task. This style features an embossed finish, providing superior grip on wet or dry surfaces. The 620 is also fully liquid-proof, making it perfect when dealing with household chemicals, as well as certain mild abrasives. This glove comes with a flock lining that enables it to come on and off with ease. The Comfort Flex® 620 is a big step up from your average disposable, featuring .018 gauge thickness and 12″ length. Caution: products containing natural rubber latex may cause allergic reactions in some individuals.
- Flock-lined latex glove
- Embossed finish for fantastic grip
- Stands up well to everyday chemicals
- Comes on and off with ease
- .018″ gauge thickness, 12″ long
Would you like to try these out? I was given a dozen of these so I could try them and review them. If you’d like to give them a shot, just comment below. I’ll send a pair to each of the first seven commenters! Good luck!
My compensation for this review was the free package of 12 Flock-Lined Yellow Latex Gloves Magid Comfort Flex 620. I was not given monetary compensation.
I am proud to be participating in this round of the Blog Tour de Troops! Over 50 books are being reviewed! Just commenting on a review means you get a copy of the book for yourself and one for the troops!
Just visit the Indie Book Collective blog to see what books are being reviewed and links to the reviews. Comment. Win! Here’s the review I did for Amador Lockdown by Coral Russell!
- Did you know that over 300 overseas troops have requested books?
- And the Indie Book Collective is going to make sure they get them.
- This Veteran’s Day weekend, November 11th-14th, any reader can participate in the charity that gives back to the troops!
- Over 50 authors will be giving away free eBooks, one for each person who leaves a comment on their blog and one for a soldier or veteran.
- The purpose: To give away as many books as possible to the soldiers and veterans who request them.
- Just visit the Indie Book Collective blog from November 11th-14th to see each day’s authors and join in on the blog hop. You’re guaranteed to get tons of books and so will our brave men and women who serve our country with honor!
Go on now! Get and give those books!
Right now I am obsessed with crows feet! I was at the movies and found myself distracted by the actors’ dessicated eye areas. I know, what a stupid thing to be obsessed with! It’s probably because I am beginning to get that crepe paper look around my eyes.
Just in time, Aveeno sent me a sample of their latest eye product: Positively Radiant Eye Illuminator.
The packaging is different than other eye creams I’ve tried. It comes in a cute pod and the product is applied to your eye area with a brush. Then you gently pat it or rub into your skin. I use my ring finger so I don’t rub to hard–aggravating those wrinkles even more! I read that tip somewhere…do you think it’s legitimate?
The Eye Illuminator joins the Positively Radiant line which contain formulas designed to improve the 5 Factors of Radiance:
- brown spots
Specifically, the Eye Illuminator:
- Helps to reduce puffiness and dark circles around the eyes over time
- Refreshes and hydrates the delicate eye area
- Unique brush applicator delivers radiance directly where you need it
- Contains Active Naturals Total Soy Complex, vitamin B3 and light diffusing technology to leave the area around your eyes fresh and luminous
I’ve been using this for a few weeks now and I think I’m seeing a difference! I really wish I had taken a before and after picture to be sure.
I know that immediately after applying the Eye Illuminator, my eyes do look brighter and they feel softer. I have a brown spot by my left eye and I’m watching it closely to see if it fades!
The product soaks in quickly and doesn’t leave me feeling like I’ve applied anything heavy. Which is a bonus. There’s nothing worse than walking around feeling like I’m wearing an inch-thick layer of eye cream! Plus it hasn’t bothered my super-sensitive skin in any way. That’s a big bonus!
I recommend this product. You can get your own Aveeno Positively Natural Eye Illuminator by commenting on this blog post. The deadline to enter is Friday, September 16, at 5pm CST. I will draw a winner with Random.org and will notify via email.