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How To Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy Blog Tour with Review


by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: May 4, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Crush, Teen Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Opposites Attract, Romance


Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.

Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.

Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.

Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).

Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).

It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?

Christie’s Review


Mai and Anthony’s story is an opposites attract romance. On the surface, these two make absolutely no sense, but for some reason they feel a pull toward one another in Amy Fellner Dominy’s teen/coming of age novel!!!

Mai knows Anthony is exactly what she doesn’t need! But, tell that to her traitorous heart!!!! If only she could listen to her mind. She is the valedictorian of her class, and she has plans to go away to college and take the world by storm with her intellect. Anthony doesn’t really have any plans…maybe travel and surf. He doesn’t need academics; he has his art. He certainly doesn’t need an uptight girl like Mai to bring undue stress to his easy-going life. 

Neither one of them can keep their mind off the other, so they brilliantly come up with the idea of terrible dates to get over whatever feelings they have for one another. Both of them are so sure it will work since they are such polar opposites. Instead, the dates aren’t so bad. In fact, they are pretty good. They begin to learn not only more about each other but about themselves. 

This is a really sweet read with some spicy, but not over the top, moments. It reminded me of what it’s like to fall in love for the first time, giving me butterflies in my stomach. Amy Fellner Dominy gave her readers a great coming of age novel that reminds you of what it was like when you were on the verge of becoming an adult and the world was yours for the taking!!!!



Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Titles for Entangled include Announcing Trouble and the companion novel, How to Quit Your Crush. Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a puppy who is training them. Visit Amy online at http://www.amydominy.com or follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @amydominy.

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New Review: Kisses and Warfare by T.L. Smith


Kisses and Warfare by T.L. Smith is LIVE! Don’t miss this enemies to lover’s romance with a love so sweet it has to be sour.

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I didn’t know I would fall for him.

He is, after all, my enemy.

I planned to break his heart, not realizing it was already in pieces.

He’s an asshole, you see.

He runs this town.

And he thinks he can run me too.

Well, he can think again.

Most women don’t fall at the feet of a man like him. No, they grovel.

But I hate him too much to ever give him the satisfaction.

Regardless of his too beautiful face and commanding presence, I refuse to let him win.

Because if I lose, I fall.

And I might never get back up.

Christie’s Review


Kisses and Warfare is a steamy 5-STAR read for me!!! I knew when I finished Kisses and Lies and discovered the next book would be about Rochelle’s sister, Kat, and Marcus’s brother, Blaze, that it was going to be out of this world, T.L. Smith blew my expectations out of the water!

Kat and Blaze are electric together! Kat is the complete opposite of her sister. She is full of fire, and she means to bring Blaze to his knees, but what she didn’t expect was to fall for him. Blaze is the perfect epitome of a strong guy, but Kat seems to bring out his softer side even when he fights it. He definitely has no intention of falling for her, but he has no idea who the woman is he is dealing with. 

While the book has plenty of steam, there are some tender moments as well. Kat is strong and determined, but she has a softer side to her, especially in the relationship she has with her sweet daughter and her sister! She believes in second chances, and I really saw that when her daughter’s father entered the picture again. 

I enjoyed catching up with Rochelle and Marcus again. I liked seeing Blaze’s relationship with Rochelle change…he isn’t one of her biggest fans. The protection he feels for Kat was soooo sexy. Kat and her daughter tend to bring out the teddy bear in him!!!! I loved seeing those two sides to him!!!!

T.L. Smith is a fairly new writer to me. The way she writes MC Romance is incredible. Parts are dark as it is an MC Romance, but she manages to make her stories emotional. Her characters are so complicated, and she slowly reveals layers to them I wasn’t even expecting. I am so fortunate that I discovered this wonderful writer. 



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New Review: Coach Me by Shanora Williams


Release Date: May 14
When I met Amber Lakes, I had no idea that she’d become a shining star in my dark, miserable life.
Her smile was never supposed to warm my heart, and the sight of her tears was never supposed to make me want to hunt down the person who’d caused them.
We were never supposed to touch, or kiss, or do so many dirty things on campus that I knew could jeopardize my career…
None of it was supposed to happen because she’s the student—my athlete—and I’m her college track coach.
I could lose everything by being with her, but I’ve fallen too damn hard, and despite how big the risks are, it’s too late to turn back now. 


Christie’s Review


Coach Me by Shanora Williams was an emotional and sexy read!!!! It was one of those books that I was able to finish in one sitting. 

Amber and Joaquin were a dynamic couple, although on the surface, I wouldn’t put them together. Two glaring reasons…he is older than her, and he is her track coach. Thank goodness, I was completely wrong. The two of them actually have quite a great deal in common. Amber comes to an Ivy League school on scholarship as the phenom track star, but what she gets is the opposite of star treatment. She gets ignorance, intolerance, and meanness because she is the only black girl on the track team. Joaquin has dealt with the same issues growing up and as an adult as well. This cements the bond they form.

Both of them are determined and strong. In the beginning, Amber is shocked and her spirit is broken down because of the treatment she receives from some of her teammates, but not all of them. She actually meets some pretty amazing girls Joaquin is instrumental in getting her to stay. The way in which this young girl deals with it is mature beyond her years. She is a class act. 

Their love story is full of angst, major steam, but is also really sweet. Joaquin was the best. He always put Amber’s needs first, and he was just so unselfish. Despite their age differences and the forbidden romance, the two worked together perfectly. 

I am a first time reader to Shanora Williams, and I’m IMPRESSED!!! She definitely knows how to write a wonderfully, addictive story. I liked the fact that this wasn’t just a romance. The story of discrimination is as old as time, but it is still relevant today, and she addresses with such wonderful emotion, sensitivity, and class. I can’t wait to read more from this very talented writer!!!!


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Meet Shanora Williams
Hey there! I’m Shanora Williams
I’m a down-to-earth girl from Matthews, North Carolina, a mother, a wife, and a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of over 20 self-published novels. I’m also a self-care enthusiast who loves to encourage my fellow queens to embrace who they are and to love themselves, flaws and all.
There are many things I love:
» My Family

» Writing Romance stories w/ angst

» Reading

» Flowers

» The color pink in many shades

» Meditating

» Bohemian Fashion and decor

» Dinosaurs (Jurassic World style, baby!)

» Cooking

You will most likely catch me in a cozy corner on my sofa, or in my bed, writing a new romance story, meditating, or binging on Netflix shows or movies! 

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