“Just because you bite into a rotten apple , doesn’t mean you have to chop down the whole tree.”
Skylar Tempest has never understood Alec Hunter’s appeal. So what if he’s a world-renowned historian? He’s also cynical, aloof and determined to think the worst of her. So when a twist of fate finds her spending the lead-up to Christmas with Alec and his family, she’s not expecting the season to be either merry or bright.
Alec has learned the hard way not to trust beautiful women—and Skylar is the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen. But as he watches her throw herself into his family’s festive chaos, Alec realises there is far more to this blonde bombshell than meets the eye.
With Christmas around the corner, Alec and Skylar return to Puffin Island, a tentative bond forged between them. Neither intends to fall in love, but as the nights become darker, and the fire between them grows hotter, could this be the chance for Alec and Skylar to find their own happy ending?
“Sometimes it’s hard to keep our life in perspective until we see how other people live.”
A cross-country move wasn’t exactly what McKinley had in mind for her senior trip, but leave it to her parents to up and move to Rhode Island. Her senior year was supposed to be awesome, but when she ticks off popular cheerleader Taylor, it goes from bad to worse.
The only good thing about moving is the mysterious, Camaro-driving, all-around-likeable Nick Phelan. But that mysterious thing that makes him so likeable is also making McKinley suspicious.
Nick hides secrets. McKinley harbors doubts. Taylor bares her teeth. But dealing with moving and Taylor is nothing compared to the biggest secret of all.
Every September there is a book fair in the Philippines held at the SMX Convention. MIBF or Manila International Book Fair is the only book convention in the Philippines. Different publishing house and bookstores gathered around to make this all happen.
There is so much to look forward to in this book fair:
Book signings – there are book signings held by different publishers for local authors; and in the last two days of the MIBF, foreign authors are also present. Although in this year’s MIBF, there is only one foreign author present – Morgan Matson.
Games and freebies – different booths also held different games where you will get freebies like pens, shirt, notepads, books. I heard that one of the bookstores that are present in the book fair held an ARC giveaway! Although I don’t know the mechanics or what ARCs and what publishers participated. You can also have freebies just by buying a certain amount in booths. There’s also a free bookmark.
Finding rare books – this is what I looked forward to every year. Classics and rare books are found in their booths which you do not normally see in their branches.
Book SALE!! – of course, this is what everyone looks forward to. The sale! The majority of the booths have 10, 20 or 50 percent off from selected books or sometimes, in all the books! Of course, we bookworms need to take advantage of it!