Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – June Link-Up

HAPPY June My Lovelies!

Summer is rumored to be coming (it’s still not warm in Boston) so I have a feeling the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is about to heat up! I hope you all have been getting your love fest reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Music Romances

I don’t know if you heard but recently I have become OBSESSED with Rock Star romances. It honestly started simply enough. I asked Katie for a NA book recommendation as she is my guru. She came back simply enough:

There was NOTHING simple about it. I devoured the Mayhem series in 4 days (it woudl have been less time but life) and then I went on a vicious spiral or trying to find the magic. And while I did find some good music books, nothing lived up to that series for me. Anyway, here are some you may love:

  1. Good Girl – Lauren Layne
  2. Idol – Kristen Callihan
  3. Loud is How I Love You – Mercy Brown
  4. More Than Music – Elizabeth Briggs
  5. Stage Dive series – Kylie Scott
  6. Mayhem series – Jamie Shaw (READ IT!!!!!!!)

What are your favorite music romances?

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – May Link-Up

HAPPY May My Lovelies!

Summer is coming so I have a feeling the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge is about to heat up! I hope you all have been getting your love fest reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Sports Romances

Today was supposed to be the release of one of my most anticipated sports romance releases. There has been a delay on it, but that got me thinking about my favorite contemporary sports romances. There are truly some gems out there. Back in April I did a general post on this topic, but now I’m getting specific. Here are 6 I love!


  1. Him – Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy
  2. The Score – Elle Kennedy
  3. All Broke Down – Cora Carmack
  4. The Hot Shot – Kristen Callihan
  5. Breathe, Annie, Breathe – Miranda Kenneally
  6. Scoring Wilder – R.S. Grey

What are your favorite sports romances?

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – April Link-Up

HAPPY April My Lovelies!

Congrats, the first quarter of the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge! I hope you all have been getting your love fest reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Favorite Road Trip Books

With summer around the corner (well hopefully anyway, it is currently snowing in Boston!) there is nothing better than a great contemporary road trip book. I have read some great road trip books over the years that cover a variety of topics and I love them for their own reasons.


  1. Two-Way Street – Lauren Barnholdt
  2. Open Road Summer – Emery Lord
  3. The Disenchantments – Nina LaCour
  4. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – Morgan Matson
  5. Just Visiting – Dahlia Adler
  6. Saving June – Hannah Harrington

And since last month people were so helpful with ideas for first kisses, I thought I would throw it out to Twitter again. A lot of you said Amy & Roger and Open Road Summer. You have great taste. 🙂

And Lauren even included a link to her own Goodreads shelf just for Road Trips

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge – March Link-Up

HAPPY March My Lovelies!

You’ve done it, you made it through the first two months of the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge! I hope you all have been getting your love fest reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Favorite First Kisses

There are two moments I love the most when reading a contemporary romance: the first hand hold moment and the first kiss. There is something so magical about the first kiss scene that can leave a reader with butterflies. Here are six of my favorites:

 

  1. Anna and the French Kiss
  2. I’ll Meet You There
  3. All Broke Down
  4. Open Road Summer
  5. If I Stay
  6. The Sea of Tranquility

And since the first kiss is a huge thing for everyone, I wanted to get some other opinions in on the action. I asked on Twitter what were some of your favorites. Two of you loved The Deal.

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge- February Link-Up

HAPPY February, Loves!

You’ve done it, you made it through the first month of  the 2017 Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge! I hope you all have been getting your love fest  reading on and have been linking up. If you haven’t officially signed up for the challenge,you can so so HERE. If you don’t sign-up, your entries will not count toward the giveaway and I have to disqualify you. Basically…SIGN-UP!

Monthly Link-Up and Giveaway Details:

  • Your thoughts on each book you read must be posted somewhere, like your blog, Goodreads, Amazon, YouTube, Tumblr, etc., in order for it to count towards this challenge. Ratings on Goodreads, LibraryThing, BookLikes, etc. will also work.
  • Monthly link-up posts will go live the around the first day of each month so you can add your links throughout the month as your posts go up. Each linky will remain open five days into each new month to allow you some time to get all your posts linked up!
  • In order for us to tell what you’re linking to on the monthly linky, the format for the links you enter need to be as follows:
    • UPDATE POST @ your name/blog name.
    • REVIEW: [BOOK TITLE] @ your name/blog name.
    • MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • Each month we’ll choose a lucky winner from that month’s linky to win a Contemporary Romance novel of their choice (up to US$10).
  • Each link you enter in that month’s linky will count as one entry into the giveaway.
  • Challenge and Giveaways are open internationally. (As long as The Book Depository ships to your country, you are eligible for a prize.)

Monthly Topics:

  • Each monthly link-up post will include a Contemporary Romance topic for you to participate in if you’d like.
  • Monthly Topic posts can go up anytime in the specified month. Link them up as follows: MONTHLY TOPIC @ your name/blog name.
  • These posts will also earn you an entry in the monthly giveaway as long as you link back to them.

This month’s topic:

Favorite Shippy Books

I personally love a good book ship I can get behind, a couple I can route for. It makes me so happy reading a contemporary and just getting the smile inducing moment when they become a couple. Just thinking about some of my faviorites makes me happy right now. Here are my 10 favorites:

  1. Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
  2. Breathe, Annie, Breathe – Miranda Kenneally
  3. I’ll Meet You There – Heather Demetrios
  4. Him – Sarina Bowen/Elle Kennedy
  5. Open Road Summer – Emery Lord
  6. What Happens Next – Colleen Clayton
  7. Since You’ve Been Gone – Morgan Matson
  8. Jellicoe Road – Melina Marchetta
  9. Something Like Normal – Trish Doller
  10. All Broke Down – Cora Cormack

If you have any questions, please email me (accessoriesbooksclothes@gmail.com) . Also, make sure you follow me on Twitter (@andiabcs) for challenge updates and reminders! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #ContRom2017 to follow everyone’s challenge updates on Twitter!

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