The Bucket List (so far) as inspired by Karma Brown’s COME AWAY WITH ME

the bucket list


The other day- I saw this great post by Book Clubbish- which is a Harlequin website. They are sponsoring a COME AWAY WITH ME Bucket List Contest in honor of Karma Brown’s book (now in stores!) Since Harlequin is sponsoring this giveaway of 1 item from your bucket list to win (up to a 5,000 dollar value)- I’m entering and keeping my fingers crossed!

I love lists. I love paper. I love sparkly pens. I went to work. I thought for awhile about things I would love to do- and maybe I don’t do because I’m afraid or don’t have someone to do things with me (single, party of one).

But because a bucket list can be about confronting things- I dove headfirst into this and listed 10 for the time being (however this is a work in progress)


10 Bucket List Experiences:

  1. Travel to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower, wear the beret, and be utterly excited that I am finally breathing Parisian air.

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If You Only Knew by Kristan Higgins

If You Only Knew

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

If You Only Knew

Jenny is a wedding dress designer. She makes the dresses on the days that women dream about as being the “most perfect day of their life”. Recently, Jenny divorced Dr. Wonderful- seriously, the man does Doctors Without Borders, fixes cleft palates for children, and is so nice, it’s almost sickening.

With Jenny being divorced and her ex-husband and his new wife wanting to keep Jenny in their life- it’s time for a relocation for the wedding designer. So, she leaves Manhattan and moves to a nearby area- where her older sister, Rachel, lives. A place that Jenny hopes to grow and live her own life- maybe find a man, be closer to her nieces, and spread her wings. Continue reading

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach by Pam Jenoff

the last summer at chelsea beach by pam jenoff

Photo Credit: Harlequin Books July 28th

This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Last Summer at Chelsea Beach

Adelia Monteforte is put on a ship headed to America by her mother and father. The plan is for her aunt and uncle to provide a place for Adelia to live, far away from Italy, as life has grown to be hazardous there during war time.

Moving to America, living with her aunt and uncle, learning about different ways and thoughts between Italy and America- keep Adelia’s days full, as she’s trying to get accustomed to her new surroundings.

When she makes the acquaintance of her neighbors in the summer home, the Connally boys, Adelia does not know then how much life is about to change and how she will become close to all the boys- as they all begin to love her in their own way. Continue reading

The Ones We Trust by Kimberly Belle

the ones we trust by kimberly belle

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

The Ones We Trust

Summary from Goodreads:

When former DC journalist Abigail Wolff attempts to rehabilitate her career, she finds herself at the heart of a US army cover-up involving the death of a soldier in Afghanistan — with unspeakable emotional consequences for one family. As the story of what happened comes to light, Abigail will do anything to write it.

The more evidence she stumbles upon in the case, the fewer people it seems she can trust, including her own father, a retired army general. And she certainly never expected to fall in love with the slain soldier’s brother, Gabe, a bitter man struggling to hold his family together. The investigation eventually leads her to an impossible choice, one of unrelenting sacrifice to protect those she loves.

Beyond the buried truths and betrayals, questions of family loyalty and redemption, Abigail’s search is, most of all, a desperate grasp at carrying on and coping — and seeking hope in the impossible.


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

I read Kimberly’s debut, THE LAST BREATH, last year and enjoyed it very much! So, I was excited to read THE ONES WE TRUST. Continue reading

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica

Pretty Baby

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This book was sent to Traveling With T for review consideration.

Pretty Baby

Heidi Wood- some might call her a tree-hugger. She recycles, she takes in stray cats, she works for a non-profit and cares deeply about providing resources to people who are leaving other countries to come to America. In other words… Heidi personifies the phrase “Be the change you want to see in the world”.

One day, a cold and rainy day- Heidi sees a teenager with a baby. Something about this teenager keeps Heidi looking- maybe it’s because she can tell the girl is homeless. Maybe it’s because Heidi has such a soft spot for babies- and in general wants to help all the people in the world. Continue reading

The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller

The marriage pact by linda lael miller

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This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair review.

The Marriage Pact

It’s Hadleigh Stevens wedding day. The day she has been looking forward to for some time. The day that she will remember for the rest of her life.

Well… Hadleigh will remember her wedding day forever- but not for the vows. Or the cake. Or the first kiss as husband and wife. Oh no, Hadleigh will remember her wedding day for a whole other reason. Continue reading

Just Can’t Get Enough Of: Summer Blockbusters

06_JuneYes, folks, it’s June.. Which means it’s time for Harlequin to unveil another set of Just Can’t Get Enough Of books. Hold on to your summer drinks.. June is going to be steamy (and not just because of the weather!) Continue reading

Giveaway: BREAKING POINT by Lindsay McKenna

breaking point by lindsey mckenna

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Breaking Point by Lindsay McKenna


An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military operatives in live combat scenarios… 

The Alpha Platoon. A unit of Navy SEALs stationed in the unforgiving dryness of Afghanistan…who just learned that their newest team member is a woman. But Bay Thorn has a spine of steel—and the chops to prove it. Without a team to back her up, however, she’s dead in the water. And her only ally is Gabe Griffin, a lone SEAL who is lethal, dangerous and unbearably attractive…. 

Between the open hostility from her team and the harsh Al Qaeda territory, Gabe is a lifeline for Bay. But mutual respect quickly grows into mutual attraction. And with each day and every assignment, the longing only deepens. 

They mustn’t speak of it. Mustn’t act on it. Because in this line of work, falling in love can get you killed…

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Just Can’t Get Enough Of: Billionaires


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April is raining billionaires and Harlequin hopes you can’t get enough of them!

If a romance book with a billionaire is your happy place, well then you are in luck! Harlequin is recommending 3, count it, 3 books for your Billionaire enjoyment.

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