December 2017 Wrap-Up


monthlywrapupHello lovely readers!!! Hope 2018 is treating you well so far. As for me, I’m still struggling quite a bit with trying to find the balance between with work, reading, blogging, and adulting. I’ve been really tired lately and haven’t had the energy to plan, read or blog. Every night after work, all I want to do is Netflix… I recently binged Stranger Things with my boyfriend and that show seriously put me on a “show” hangover. I guess you can say I’m obsessed — I even named my boyfriend’s new car Eleven. (He was in an accident beginning of December with his car being totaled and finally bought a new one last weekend). But..but.. I’m slowly planning day by day and hopefully will be able to get back on track by next week.

For the month of December, I read 3 books total. I know it’s not a lot, but considering everything that happened and the holidays, I’m very happy with this little accomplishment. Plus, I really enjoyed reading them… so without further ado, here they are!

To read my full review, just click the title of the book.

The Sweetheart Sham by Danielle Ellison



I am so incredibly head over heels in love with this book! I smiled, laughed, cried, and felt so many wonderful emotions that left me craving for more. It’s intoxicating in the most amazing way!

Where I Found You by Heidi R. Kling


My heart is going so crazy over this beautiful story. I absolutely cannot wait to read the next installment! That ending twisted my emotions and was so painfully gorgeous! I’ll have my full review soon.

Hinder by Kristin Ping

4 ★ – Deliciously Fun, Undeniably Steamy, and Wonderfully Enthralling


While there were some parts of the story that irked me a bit, this book was still an absolute fun and delightful read. With a thrilling storyline, imaginative world building, fantastic characters, and a forbidden romance, Hinder had me enchanted until the end and anticipating the rest of the series.

How did you do with your December TBR? What were some of your favorite books? Have you read any of these three books? Let me know in the comments down below!

As always, thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!!

Sincerely Karen Jo

Release Week Blitz – Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy


Welcome to the Release Week Blitz for

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy

presented by Entangled Teen!

Grab your copy today!

Congratulations Monica!



Beautiful. Perfect. Dead.

In the peaceful seaside town of Cape Bonita, wicked secrets and lies are hidden just beneath the surface. But all it takes is one tragedy for them to be exposed.

The most popular girls in school are turning up dead, and Penelope Malone is terrified she’s next. All the victims so far have been linked to Penelope—and to a boy from her physics class. The one she’s never really noticed before, with the rumored dark past and a brooding stare that cuts right through her.

There’s something he isn’t telling her. But there’s something she’s not telling him, either.

Everyone has secrets, and theirs might get them killed.

Pretty Dead Girls by Monica Murphy
Publication Date: January 2, 2018
Publisher: Entangled Teen

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Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is a traditionally published author with Bantam/Random House and Harper Collins/Avon, as well as an independently published author. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance. She is also USA Today bestselling romance author Karen Erickson. She is a wife and a mother of three who lives with her family in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere, along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through many angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.