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I’ll be honest with you: the idea of a stepbrother romance really wigged me out. I love J. C. Valentine’s books, though, so I decided to give it a chance. I’m really glad I did. This book is nothing like how I initially perceived it; the main characters never grew up together, they had a very strong connection when they met as older teenagers (both were legal adults), and then their parents got married. There were several years between the day their parents got married and when they met up again when Vista–a physical therapist–comes to help Levi out, who had been injured in a soccer game. And when she gets there, the spark was most DEFINITELY still apparent.
SOB Teaser 2Levi Black is–in my opinion–all things drool-worthy: tall, dark hair, bearded, tattooed…oh, yeah! His cockiness is a bit off-putting at first, but once you peel back a bit of those layers, you see an incredible man with a beautiful heart. If that doesn’t get you a little weak in the knees, then maybe you need to check your pulse! I mean, really. The model guy over to your left here? Look at that beard. Mmm, mmm. 😉
SOB4This really was a very lovely story. I didn’t expect to love this novel as much as I did, and I can guarantee you wholeheartedly that I will be rereading it several times until I am satisfied. There were a few moments I didn’t see coming, and there were scenarios that had me in tears. You will laugh, you’ll swoon, you’ll cry, and you’ll be thoroughly entertained all throughout reading. I really cannot say how much I enjoyed reading this story, and for that I was pleasantly surprised. 🙂 I highly recommend this novel for romance lovers everywhere!
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I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.

Tens Unit

12226595_1615672565364438_1725433871_nAs someone who lives with chronic pain every day of her life, anything that could possibly help alleviate some of that pain is more than welcome. So when I had the opportunity to purchase the tens unit from Santamedical, I knew I had to jump on it.
I had used a tens unit before, but I wasn’t too impressed with it, so I had never really thought they did much, but I was willing to try it again. I’m really glad I did, because it has truly helped me in ways I didn’t think would be possible. I have to take various pain medications, use pain management creams, and use heat and cold therapy in an attempt to lessen my pain, and this tens unit has helped relieve so much of my pain. It has given me more relief than I thought possible, and even though it’s most definitely not a miracle cure, it certainly has helped.
12231180_1615672595364435_94613458_nThe tens unit has several different settings for different areas of the body, as well as different types of pulses it will send out. There are two plug ins available so you can place the sticky pads on either four different areas of your body, or you can share it with someone else. It’s extremely convenient and easy to use. I’m very happy with it 🙂
I most definitely recommend this product, especially if you struggle with chronic pain of any kind!
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I received this product at a highly discounted rate in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
 

Sound Intone I68 Headphones

I used to be all about the earbuds, and don’t get me wrong–I still love earbuds! But sometimes you need a little fuller sound that draws you in deeper than earbuds can…and that’s when I love falling back on headphones. However, there’s a trick to headphones for me. I can’t just have any old pair of headphones; they have to be comfortable as well as have an incredible sound. I cannot have one without the other, because in this scenario, I’m pretty picky–and let’s face it, when it comes to our listening pleasures, we should be!
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Enter the Sound Intone I68 Foldable Headphones. They feel like a dream over my ears–doesn’t make my skin hot or clamp down against my ears uncomfortably. The music envelopes me and keeps out any other sounds I don’t want to hear–all while providing a nice, comfortable cushion on my ears. And when I’m done listening, I can simply fold them up for easy storage! Genius. It also helps that they’re green…my favorite color 😉
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I’m impressed with these headphones. Great quality without having to shell out a ton of money! I would be ready and willing to recommend these headphones to anyone who is in the market for them–or for someone looking to give a fantastic Christmas present! In fact, I ordered these headphones with the intent of giving them to my boyfriend for Christmas, and I absolutely cannot wait to give them to him! He’s been in need of some decent quality headphones, and I think I finally found him a pair he will be pleased with 🙂
I received this product for free in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
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Sleepy Hollow: An Ingenius Retelling From Katrina's Point of View

To be honest with you, I have very little knowledge of Washington Irving’s The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, other than that of the infamous Headless Horseman and the names Ichabod Crane and Katrina Van Tassel. I knew bits and pieces of the story, mostly from Tim Burton’s take on the story in the 1999 film Sleepy Hollow, along with the few episodes I’ve seen of Fox’s popular television show of the same name. Neither of these adaptations compare with Dax Varley’s novel, written in the first-person in Katrina Van Tassel’s POV.

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(Cover picture taken from the Sleepy Hollow Amazon page)

This is such a refreshing take on a legend that has been retold many times in many different ways. Varley brings life to a story that could be considered beaten to death, particularly shedding a new light on Katrina Van Tassel–a character on whom I had previously viewed as a spoiled socialite, intent on flirting with any man who showed her any ounce of attention, and playing the damsel-in-distress nonsense to new lengths to the point where she comes across as childish, selfish, and incredibly spoiled. While Varley’s Katrina is certainly rich and somewhat spoiled in her own right, she is certainly able to hold her own. Though she makes some questionable choices throughout the novel, her intent behind them is generally mostly pure. It is clear her relationships to her friends and family are very important to her, albeit to a fault in some circumstances. Katrina is independent, unwilling in any form to settle down, until meeting the strange and mysterious Ichabod Crane.
Ichabod Crane is the town’s newest teacher. He is highly educated and a firm believer in a new way of teaching the children, which catches the unwanted attention of the town’s council. He is everything a stodgy town set in its ways doesn’t want: energetic, eccentric, prone to trying new things, implementing a new curriculum, and a strong desire to teach the town’s slave children. He has quite an interest in the supernatural, particularly ghosts and witchcraft. Ichabod is not entirely likable to the “higher ups” of Sleepy Hollow, but he certainly catches the eye of a few young women; Katrina Van Tassel being one herself.
The events that transpire after the arrival of Ichabod Crane kept me highly intrigued. Not only was this book thrilling and at times quite mysterious, it was also quite romantic, exciting, and well-versed in the supernatural. I was actually sad for this story to end as I felt there was so much more to tell, which is probably why this is only the first book 😉 And let me tell you–I cannot wait to read the second! If you’re looking for a novel centered around romance, superstition, and the supernatural, look no further. This is a fun take on a story we’ve all heard in one way or another, and I couldn’t be more impressed with Dax Varley 🙂 I am definitely a new fan, and I will be reading more of her writings!
I received this book from the author in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
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Sleepy Hollow. Dir. Tim Burton. Perf. Johnny Depp, Christina Ricci, and Miranda Richardson. Paramount, 1999. IMDB. Web. 2 November 2015.
Sleepy Hollow airs Thursdays on Fox.

Eyelash Serum

I’ll be honest: I’m pretty skeptical when it comes to things like this. My first thoughts were actually wondering exactly how my eyelashes would grow, and if that would even be possible from a serum like this. It doesn’t make sense to me how it should work…but it does!
First off: this product has no strange smell, nor does it have a weird color or texture. The serum is clear, goes on smooth (MUCH smoother than liquid eye liner!), and it doesn’t irritate my eyes. I have pretty sensitive skin, so I definitely view the last part of that description as a huge bonus.

After using it every day for a week, I noticed a fairly decent difference, especially considering you only use it once a day. My eyelashes appeared to be slightly longer, thicker, and they even curled a little bit without needing the use of an eyelash curler. Unfortunately shortly after this particular week, I got sick, so I have been unable to continue the treatment at the time being, but I am very excited to see more results! I would highly recommend this product. I’m loving how my eyelashes are looking!
I received this product for free in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

The Darkest Frost, Pt. 2

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(Please keep in mind that this is the SEQUEL to The Darkest Frost, so if you haven’t read that, go BACK and READ IT NOW. Go ahead. I’ll wait…)
Okay, did you read the first book? Good. Now grab a cup of coffee and settle in… 😉
Wow. After finishing the second (and final) installment of The Darkest Frost, I am breathless. These books are the exact storyline I didn’t know I needed; there is mystery, romance, suspense–all centered around a paranormal universe the author carefully constructed and made not only extremely fascinating, but also highly believable.
While I absolutely love the paranormal romance genre and have read many, I have never read one quite like this. The main storyline is so unique and entertaining, I found myself glued to the words, eagerly awaiting what would happen next! This book (as well as its first part) is also filled to the brim with excitement and twists and turns around every corner. I found myself thinking I had it figured out one page, and by the next I had no idea what to think until the truth was finally revealed. I wasn’t sure who to trust, whether or not the characters were truly authentic, or if I was merely being paranoid 🙂
This book is not for the faint of heart, and I loved being able to continue guessing all throughout! Not to mention, the men are sexy as hell, the intimate scenes are incredibly hot, and the heroine of the story is so likable and bada** at the same time, you can’t help but love her!
So, if you’re looking for a paranormal romance unlike anything else you’ve read, filled with humor, twists, hot love scenes, a bada** heroine, mystery and intrigue…look no further!
I received an ARC of this book from the author for my unbiased and honest review.
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Mysterious, steamy and captivating. THE DARKEST FROST, Vol 2 by Tanya Holmes is now LIVE! Don’t miss out on the amazing conclusion to this epic Gothic Romance. Grab your copy today! 
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I have several diffusers in my home; not only do they make the house smell great, but they have wonderful health benefits.

This particular diffuser is beautiful; the light-colored wood design is stunning and looks great in my house. The colors that light up look fantastic, and I love how they all seem to blend in together to make the next color. It’s a fun little light show and aromatherapy all rolled into one 🙂

The one very small disappointment I have is that the mist trail is very light, whereas any other diffuser I have used has a thicker mist. It doesn’t seem to affect the quality of the diffuser any, it just doesn’t put off as much aroma as other diffusers I’ve used have. But that’s just me splitting hairs 🙂

I received this product in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.
 

The Nanny with the Skull Tattoos

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For the most part, I enjoyed this book. The first half of it, I really liked, and then after that it just seemed to kind of snowball for me. The characters made some really dumb choices that didn’t make any sense to me (especially after claiming contempt of another character just a few pages before), and the drama that followed was so predictable, it made my skin crawl just reading it. Other than that, the two main characters are very likable, I enjoyed how they came together, and the story in and of itself was very cute. I would have to say that I think you should read it and decide for yourself whether you liked it more or less than I did. Oh, also…I wish the skull tattoos has been explained–or at least, that he had outright asked her if they held any meaning to her, particularly with it being a part of the title. But that’s just my opinion 🙂

The Product You Didn't Know You Needed

I was somewhat skeptical on trying the money belt, simply because it seemed like it would be a very unattractive way of keeping everything I need with me. Well, let’s be honest here: if you’re a lady and you’re sick of carrying your purse or you’re busy working out, wouldn’t it be much more practical to make sure all of your stuff is with you, without having the added weight and bulkiness of a purse? I mean, it’s not exactly easy to find a place for your cell phone and wallet in your work out shorts.

 
 This is where the money belt comes in. It is functional and slim enough that it doesn’t get in your way. You’re able to pack quite a bit in it without noticing any bulk. You can bend and move freely, giving you all the practicality of a purse without the constriction.
Bonus included: RFID blocking sleeves for your credit cards and passport!
Great product, indeed.
I received this product in exchange for my unbiased and honest review.

Neutralyze Acne Treatment

I am 23-years-old, and I’ve been struggling with acne ever since I was about 9. Having dealt with it for all my life, I’ve tried just about every skincare product out there that has promised to rid my skin of the ever present breakouts, but I’ve never been able to find something that truly worked. Until now.

First off, this cleanser is the first heavy duty acne cleanser that doesn’t burn or make me feel like I’m peeling my face off. It actually feels really nice on my skin. It’s very smooth and not harsh on the least, and it leaves my face feeling soft and clean afterwards. The two steps that follow are the real clinchers and have helped my acne face tremendously. The redness and swelling has gone down, as have the constant breakouts. This is so much better than any other 3-step skincare routine I have tried, and I definitely plan on continuing this regimen. Thank you for a wonderful product!
I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.