Tell me Something Tuesday with Elena: Retellings…Do you enjoy them or not?

Tell Me Something Tuesday

Tell Me Something Tuesday is a weekly discussion post hosted by Rainy Day Ramblings.

This week’s topic:

Retellings…Do you enjoy them or not?

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Elena’s Picks: O…Those Love Scenes… (part 2)

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It’s no secret that we all like love scenes in books 😉 A few months ago, I shared with you some of my all time favorite love scenes that you can read in this post (scenes from Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard, Perfect by Judith McNaught, Don’t Forget To Remember Me by Kahlen Aymes, Fifty Shades Darker by EL James, Bared To You by Sylvia Day). And today I want to show you some other love scenes that I find absolutely beautiful, because of the way they’re written and the feelings they convey.

Here you go… (grab a few fans…)

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Illustrated Temptations #35


Hello lovely people!!! Happy Wednesday to all!

What are you reading?

Hmm, so here’s what made me busy this week… Some pic quote teasers from Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover that I have read since the day it has been released. I love Hopeless and there is no way I’m missing a glimpse of what’s in Holder’s head. I really LOVE the story and Holder’s POV is awesome so I decided to do a few more.

Then I found Drew… Monica Murphy’s One Week Girlfriend was a fun superb read. I remember there were only a few more pages left on my Kindle and I was like “No way it’s not gonna end like this.” If book 2 wasn’t out yet I swear I’m gonna flip!LOL I’m glad I read this when Second Chance Boyfriend was already sitting on my Kindle waiting for me. All in all I LOVED IT! I can’t wait for you guys to read it if you haven’t.

Here, check them out. 😉

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Elena’s Picks: Say it with a Kiss… (Part 2)


Hello everyone!

A few months ago I shared some of my favorite kissing scenes in books in the post you can read here. (from Gabriel’s Inferno and Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard, Easy by Tammara Webber, Sempre by JM Darhower, The Future of Our Past by Kahlen Aymes, and Paradise by Judith McNaught.)  Today I want to share some other beautiful kisses from books I absolutely loved. Get ready to swoon!

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Illustrated Temptations #26


Hey beautiful people! I hope everyone is having a great Wednesday. Check out my photo teasers for this week.

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Elena’s Book Crushes: Gabriel Emerson from Gabriel’s Inferno by Sylvain Reynard and Holder from Hopeless by Colleen Hoover

Today I start a series of posts where I talk about my favorite fictional crushes. You know those male characters you can’t stop thinking about, that make you swoon with their words and weak at the knees? Yes, those ones 😉

Today I’ll talk about two of my most favorites: Gabriel Emerson from the Gabriel’s Inferno series by Sylvain Reynard and Dean Holder from Hopeless and Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover.

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Elena and Tamie review: Losing Hope by Colleen Hoover

Losing Hope

The synopsis:

In the follow-up to Colleen Hoover’s #1 New York Times bestseller Hopeless, the charming and irresistible Dean Holder tells the passionate story that has melted thousands of hearts.

In Hopeless, Sky left no secret unearthed, no feeling unshared, and no memory forgotten, but Holder’s past remained a mystery.

Still haunted by the little girl he let walk away, Holder has spent his entire life searching for her in an attempt to finally rid himself of the crushing guilt he has felt for years. But he could not have anticipated that the moment they reconnect, even greater remorse would overwhelm him…

Sometimes in life, if we wish to move forward, we must first dig deep into our past and make amends. In Losing Hope, bestselling author Colleen Hoover reveals what was going on inside Holder’s head during all those hopeless moments—and whether he can gain the peace he desperately needs

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