Coming Back

Hey guys!
      Wow, it's been what two years? Crazy I know!  I don't think that most of you have stayed around. and I wouldn't expect you too after all this time. But life got in the way guys. That is really all I can say. It isn't that my love of reading some how vanished. I have four crazy kids and I made a decision to go back to school. At 30 that was not an easy decision and I wanted to make sure that I was dedicating myself to that. I took so much time and attention away from my husband and kids, who have supported me through that decision, so I wanted to make sure I was making the most of it.

     My first year of college is done and complete and I think that I have finally figured out a way to give all of my attention to where it needs to be but to also come back to something I love so much and that is reading and reviewing and blogging.

   I hope that this can be a place for not only my own escape but for yours as well.

               Welcome back to My Bookish Fairy Tale xoxo Kristen

StepBrother Dearest by Penelope Ward 18+

Stepbrother DearestStepbrother Dearest by Penelope Ward
Release Date: September 2014
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing
Pages: 202
Format: E-Book
Genre: Adult 
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Synopsis:
You’re not supposed to want the one who torments you. 

When my stepbrother, Elec, came to live with us my senior year, I wasn’t prepared for how much of a jerk he’d be. 

I hated that he took it out on me because he didn’t want to be here. 

I hated that he brought girls from our high school back to his room. 
But what I hated the most was the unwanted way my body reacted to him. 

At first, I thought all he had going for him were his rock-hard tattooed abs and chiseled face. Then, things started changing between us, and it all came to a head one night. 

Just as quickly as he’d come into my life, he was gone back to California. 

It had been years since I’d seen Elec. 

When tragedy struck our family, I’d have to face him again. 

And holy hell, the teenager who made me crazy was now a man that drove me insane.

I had a feeling my heart was about to get broken again.

Stepbrother Dearest is a standalone novel. 

**Contains graphic sexual content and harsh language. It is only appropriate for adult readers age 18+

My Thoughts:
I wasn't sure what I was going to think of this book when I picked it up. I adore everything I've read by Penelope so far and I was not dissapointed in the slightest. Stepbrother Dearest is an emotional story that goes far beyond the love of Elec and Greta. Of course this is a love story but as the story goes on the layers and depth of why they cannot be together is brought to light and it is just terrible. 

When they finally met at the age of 17 these two fall for each other and fall hard. But of course they cannot be together. They are for all intents and purposes siblings. That does not stop the feelings from developing or the love they have for each other lessening, even after 7 years of no contact. 

A death in the family have finally brought these two back together and it is anything but perfect. Greta is still madly in love with Elec. But Elec has moved on. He has found someone knew. Greta is determined to be there for Elec in any way she can. Even though she knows that he cannot be hers. 
Is she in for more heartbreak? Can she seperate her love for him? Or is she doomed and will she be left to compare every relationship to the one she so briefly had with Elec?

This story was full of fun and heartbreak. The characters are easy to get attached to and I did not want the story to end. I read the entire thing in one day. I could not put it down. I was entranced from beginning to end and I adored every minute of it. Penelope created a world of complex feelings and tangled emotions and how some love, no matter how hard you fight it are just bound to haunt you for the rest of your life. 

Fantastic story. I highly recommend Stepbrother Dearest. You might want to get your tissues out. I'm serious. You are going to need them!

Review:Waiting For Wyatt by S.D Hendricks

Waiting for Wyatt: A Red Dirt NovelWaiting For Wyatt by S.D Hendrickson
Publisher; Self-published
Format: E-copy
Genre; New Adult
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Synopsis:
"The dogs that deserved a chance, the guy who needed a second, and the girl determined to save him." 

My name is Emma Sawyer.

I met Charlie and Wyatt on the same sultry, summer day. It was unexpected, leaving a feeling in the pit of my stomach like the time I drove too fast over Beckett Hill. The moment happened out of nowhere, all fast and quick and a little strange. Or maybe that was just Wyatt’s personality.

It was Charlie that brought us together. Little Charlie with those ridiculous ears. I found the dog, waiting in a pool of his own blood. Waiting for someone. Waiting for me.

Now Wyatt, he wasn’t waiting for anyone. At least that’s what he said, except I saw something different in the broken guy all alone out in the woods. I knew he needed me before he knew it himself.

Wyatt with his hidden dimples. Wyatt with his warnings to stay away. He was a hard lump of coal, ready to burn everything around him. The more he burned, the more it pulled me into the pain I saw etched on his troubled face.

I wanted to help Wyatt. I wanted to save him like he had saved all the Charlies in the world. He told me not to fall for him, but I did anyway. I fell hard and fast and deeply in love with Wyatt Caulfield.

But that was before I knew his secret.

My Thoughts:
I will warn you that this book will leave you heartbroken and in need of some tissues. Please read with caution.

I picked up this book on recommendation from Aestas Book Blog and I am so glad that I did. This is a story of love, death. forgiveness and finding oneself. A work of art this book was.
There are so many emotions that you will feel while reading Waiting For Wyatt. An emotional roller coaster and a beautifully written story.

You would think that reading this book it would be about Emma but it's  not. It is all about Wyatt. You would think that this book is about stray and abandoned animals but you would be mistaken. This book is about one boys struggle with the past and learning to let go and forgive himself.

I honestly cannot give a full and proper review without spoiling the entire thing but I swear to you that this book is a must read. It has got to be the best book I have read in 2016 by far.

Emma and Wyatt's unlikely friendship over their love of stray animals leads them to both discover themselves and each other. Wyatt's determination to push everyone away from him because he feels that he doesn't deserve anything other than what he currently has leads Emma to show this broken damaged boy that he is worth love and forgiveness.

I laughed and cried and silently screamed while reading this book. It was an overflow of emotions but all the best books are.

Emma's resolve into not allowing Wyatt to push her away brings us an amazing story. S.D wrote a beautiful and haunting book. I believe that everyone should read Waiting for Wyatt.

Review: Dirty by Kylie Scott

Dirty (Dive Bar, #1)Dirty by Kylie Scott
Release Date; April 19 2016
Publisher: St Martin's Griffin
Format: E-copy
Source: Purchased

Goodreads Synopsos:
The last thing Vaughan Hewson expects to find when he returns to his childhood home is a broken hearted bride in his shower, let alone the drama and chaos that comes with her.

Lydia Green doesn't know whether to burn down the church or sit and cry in a corner. Discovering the love of your life is having an affair on your wedding day is bad enough. Finding out it's with his best man is another thing all together. She narrowly escapes tying the knot and meets Vaughan only hours later.

Vaughan is the exact opposite of the picture perfect, respected businessman she thought she'd marry. This former musician-turned-bartender is rough around the edges and unsettled. But she already tried Mr. Right and discovered he's all wrong-maybe it's time to give Mr. Right Now a chance.
After all, what's wrong with getting dirty?

Giveaway update

Hi guys! Due to some unforseen circumstancesin my personal life, i have not been able to draw winners for my giveaway. I sincerely apologize for this and i will be drawing winners and contacting them soon.

I apologize for any inconvenience

Thanks for understanding


Reader Appreciation Giveaway

Hello lovelies!!!

To start of 2016 in a great way, I would like to offer two of my readers a book of choice from the Book Depository.

If you have taken a look at my New Year, New Look, New Drive you are aware that this is the year that I bring My Bookish Fairy Tale back. With regularly scheduled posts, giveaways, author interviews ect. I am determined to breathe life back into my "baby". I know that we all go through times where our blogs have to take a back seat to real life and this is my way of thanking those of you who have stuck with me. I am also opening this up to new reader's as well. I want the My Bookish Fairy Tale family to grow and become something fantastic

So if anyone has any suggestions on what they want as far as content, please feel free to contact me.

Let's make 2016 amazing!! I will leave this open for two weeks

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Review: Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Him (Him #1)
Him by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy
Release Date: July 25 2015
Publisher: Rennie Road Books
Pages: 276
Format: E-Book
Genre: New Adult,  M/M
Source:  Amazon CA

Goodreads Synopsis:
They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend...and a big one to learn about himself.
Warning: contains sexual situations, skinnydipping, shenanigans in an SUV and proof that coming out to your family on social media is a dicey proposition.

My Thoughts:
Wow. I am in love with both Jamie and Ryan. I don't know what I was expecting from this when I purchased it but what I got was a stellar read. I fell in love with these character's so hard! I could not put this book down. I bought this because I had read Elle Kennedy's Off Campus series and I was intrigued by the M/M factor. I was not disappointed at all with this book. It was so cute and wonderful in so many ways. I loved going through Jamie and Ryan's story, The love they have for each other just pours off the pages. I really loved this book.  
Jamie and Ryan were best friends for years during their summer hockey camp. A friendship that both of them thought was going to last a lifetime. Until the last night of camp a dare turned into something so much more. Ryan had always known he was gay. He had been in love with his best friend for years.  When he had thought that the friendship was over, Jamie and Ryan both end up playing each other in a championship game. Ryan is determined to rekindle his friendship with Jamie. But what he got was so much more. 

Jamie missed his best friend. He wanted nothing more than to go back four years and have Ryan by his side again. When fate turns its head and Jamie and Ryan both end up coaching at their childhood hockey camp, Jamie is in for the ride of his life. 

I could not get enough of this book. It was so well written and funny and heartwarming. I felt my insides turn to goo as the story continued and these two amazing males embark on the the scariest, most fulfilling journey of their lives. Neither one of them expected it to end the way it did. 

If anyone has read Elle Kennedy's Off Campus series you know how funny she is. The connection that her characters' have is hard to ignore. Jamie and Ryan would do anything for each other but the last thing that Ryan wants is to make Jamie's life hard. Is he willing to walk away or will he be selfish enough to try to keep Jamie The self discovery and general life lesson's in this book also make it wonderful. I honestly cannot praise this book enough. I loved it! These characters' are the type of characters' that I need more of. I want more books written about them or with them in it. I just need more!

It is a full Male on male read, so for those of you who are not into that type of book or are uncomfortable with it, then this would not be the book for you. But for those who don't mind either way, this is a fantastic read. 

New Year, New Look, New drive!

Hello lovelies. I just wanted to take a quick sec and send all my love to all of you who have stuck with me over the last couple of years. I know that 2015 was rough for My Bookish Fairy Tale but I promise that 2016 is going to be anything but. 2015 was a little tough for me in my personal life and unfortunately my blog and my content to all of you suffered because of it. But NO MORE! I promise that this year is going to be amazing for all of us. I have this renewed energy and this drive to make this the best year for My Bookish Fairy Tale that it has ever been. So for all of you who are still around and kicking, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Lot's of love and kisses