Friday, February 22, 2019

Freebie Friday!


Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

Full size bottles of Dove shampoo, conditioner and hairspray from Crowdtap.

I love this brand of shampoo and conditioner so I'm happy to review it on the Crowdtap site.

And I won an Oreo Creamer in an instant win game.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Review: Walmart Beauty Box- *February 2019*

The Walmart Beauty box is a subscription box that comes out 4 times a year. You sign up for it and it comes automatically every 3 months. These boxes are just $5 each and shipping is free.

I was pretty happy to see some interesting things in this box when I opened it. 

What as in this box:

Fructis hair mask
Makeup bag
Garnier night mask
Black charcoal bubble mask
Olay Daily Facials
Curel Wet Skin Moisturizer
Collagen Kiss Lip mask


I've tried the black charcoal bubble mask before and while it leaves my skin soft, those sheet masks are strange. I love the Fructis hair masks. It's like a deep conditioner for your hair. The Garnier night mask is a face cream that does smell good and it works great as a moisturizer. I'm sure that Collagen Kiss lip mask is another pair of jelly lips that my husband will laugh at me for wearing. lol 

I've never tried the Olay Daily Facials but I love Olay products so I'm looking forward to that. The Curel Wet Skin Moisturizer is something I've tried before and liked. And I can always use another makeup bag. It's cute so I'm sure I'll find something to put inside it.

I was really happy with all the samples. I've tried the Fructis, sheet mask and Garnier before but everything else is either a new scent or a brand that I haven't used before. I think for $5 this is a really good deal.

Do you have a subscription to this box? Are you thinking of signing up for one now?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Review: Unforsaken by Cassie Laelyn


Book Description

Hidden deep in the Snowy Mountains, lives a brotherhood of immortal Guardians, banished from the Heavens. 

After centuries of exile, Head Guardian Raven can taste Hell. One wrong move could destroy his soul. When Fate assigns him a female mortal to protect, his forbidden desire becomes a distraction he can't afford. Giving in to temptation risks plummeting into the fiery pits of Hell, dragging her along with him. 

Tayla Eason is on the run, escaping a horrific attack on her life. When she lands in the arms of the sexy, alluring man who saved her, the shadows of her past swiftly close in. But when Fate throws a twist, Tayla's forced to choose between saving Raven's soul or fleeing before the creatures strike again. 

In an ultimate test of love, the two must battle against the almighty Fate. But will it be enough to save them both?


My Review

Tayla is a chosen, a rare mortal created by fate to fulfill an extraordinary destiny, in the end tipping the scales back in fate's favor. She has no idea that she's a chosen or that she's on the path that fate wants her on but the fallen keep coming after her and she's a bit jumpy because of it.

Fallen were angels who chose to fall and live in hell and all they did was find souls like the chosen and lure them to the dark side. Souls that were lured to the dark side tore apart fate's plans. 

Raven is the guardian that fate had chosen to keep Tayla alive so she could fulfill her destiny. But because he's been around her so much, he slowly begun to have feelings for her even though he knows he can never act on them. 

Raven has been good about keeping his distance even when he has to save her from the fallen that are after her. But when she almost dies again, he makes the decision to bring her to their home and that one decision changes everything for them. She sees him for the first time that she can remember and finds herself very much attracted to him. Which makes it really hard for him to keep a safe distance from her and not get involved with her. 

When Tayla's destiny is finally laid out for us, I had no idea that's what it would be but it made sense. I really liked getting to know Raven and the others who lived with him. Getting some back story into some of their lives and how the fallen are created was interesting. I'm not sure how I feel about fate yet, she seems very devious and under handed in the way she handles things and in the deals she makes. Some of their suffering seems very callous on her part and I didn't care for that. But it made for an interesting story and I'm sure that when each of these characters get their own books, well have a better understand as to why fate acts the way she does. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I received this book for free via NetGalley but all opinions are my own. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Recipe: Roasted Chicken Breast and Vegies

I've been trying to eat a little more low carb since that seems to be bringing my A1C down. I'm diabetic and this time last year my A1C was 11.1 and right now I have it down to 7.1 but my doctor would like to have it down a little bit more. So 4-5 nights a week I've been eating more vegetables, salad and cutting the rice, potatoes and pasta out of my dinners. 

Ken liked what I was making for myself so he's been eating what I've been making too. 1-2 nights a week I still eat a little pasta, some rice or a small potato but it seems like what I've been doing is working along with the medicine I'm on. 

For this all I did was sprinkle a little olive oil on some bell pepper, onion, carrots, a chicken breast and broccoli and sprinkle some salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin, and mesquite seasoning on everything and bake in a 400F oven for 30 minutes. That chicken breast was pretty big so Ken and I halved it between us with the vegetables.


It's pretty easy to eat low carb, especially if you like vegetables.

Monday, February 18, 2019

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Anisah Grace Hanna*

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Apartment Life #68


This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.


This week has been a mixture of weirdness, so I'm going to let you know a few things. 

First, the police and ambulance showed up for my apartment complex after a domestic dispute. This time it was a teenage son who got into a fist fight with his father. The son is on house arrest and was wearing an ankle monitor. The father's face was really bloody and he was taken away in the ambulance and the teenager was taken away in handcuffs. 


Then I spotted this a few days ago. It's a mattress and box springs set up in between these two electrical boxes and 2 homeless people have been staying there. No one around here seems to mind since they aren't making a mess or messing with anyone around here. They're been there for about 2 weeks. 


Yesterday I saw from my bedroom window that the city workers that come and clean the sidewalk and rocks over by where I walk Falcor were there and they brought along their own porta potty. I guess when you gotta go, you gotta go. It's not a great picture but they would have been gone by the time I would have got out there to get a better picture.


A few days ago Ken and I saw one of my neighbors who doesn't work, deals drugs and has never had a car around here suddenly show up with a newer looking car. But he and his girlfriend parked it around the corner, opened all the doors and went through it really well. 


They spent about an hour just looking all over inside this car. So we were thinking it was probably stolen and I figured if the cops showed up, it might be interesting to have some footage of them going through the car. 


They called a couple of other people over and they went through the car too. 


Then they spent some time on their phones and left the car parked over there which is across the street and around the corner from where they live. Not weird at all. They drove it around for about a day and then we saw the police at their door at 11pm and they were both arrested and this car as well as another one which I'm assuming was also stolen were towed away. I still wonder how the police knew which apartment to go to. Maybe they had someone watching them or something. Who knows. But I think it's funny that we had a suspicion that the car was stolen and didn't even know about the other car. 

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Favorite Video of the Week!



I saw Tucker the Golden Retriever on Facebook and thought I would share his food review videos. The "dog speak" captions are hilarious.

Friday, February 15, 2019

Freebie Friday!



Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

I won 2 books in a blog contest.
I got 1 book for a blog review.
Purina One Smart Blend Dry Dog Food coupon.
Sample of Native Deodorant.

I read Shadow Warrior and whew! that was a good book. I haven't read the other two yet. Ken and our daughter went to the store yesterday with several free coupons I had including this dog food one and got all the free stuff. The Native deodorant is so cute. It's so small and it smells like lavender.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Review: Daily Goodie Box- February





The Daily Goodie Box has been around since about July of 2016. I signed up for an account right after I heard about them. They are 100% free, you don't even have to pay for shipping. And for a free box it's a nice sampler box of products.

What did I receive?

Sprig - CBD-Infused Soda- This is the 2nd CBD infused soda that I've tried and I have to say, I'm not a fan. They just don't have a good flavor to me.

Zest Tea - High Octane Tea- I'm a tea drinker so I'm always up to trying a new tea and this was pretty good. I didn't feel any extra energy from it though. Had a nice subtle flavor though.

Undercover Chocolate Co - Crispy Quinoa Snacks- I wasn't sure I would like this but it was good! The chocolate was really good and the quinoa gave it a nice crunch.

Dimension Nails - Premium Nail Lacquer- The color of this nail polish was a yellow, almost the color of dijon mustard. Not really a color I would wear but my daughter liked it so I gave to her. I think someone younger can wear colors like this one.

AWSB - Organic Wild Bar Soaps- This was called Horsemint which I'm guessing is a plant. But it had tea tree in it which I didn't like the scent. My daughter loved the scent so I gave it to her and she said it works really well.

Flickable - Lollipop Lip Gloss- How cute is this! I love this. What a cute idea and the color is so nice. I like how it goes on wet and dries down a bit like a matte lipstick. The color lasts a while too.

CURAD - Germ Shield Antimicrobial Wound Gel- This went right into my first aid kit. Next time one of us gets a cut or scrape, this will be good to have around. And it's from a brand that I already like.

Bambo Nature- I was sent a sample of baby oil, lotion, cream and body wash. All of these items are baby items and had no scent which is good for sensitive baby skin. I tried the lotion, body wash and cream and they all left my skin feeling soft.



All they ask you to do is try the products and leave reviews for the products you got in order to be eligible for more Free Goodie Boxes. As you guys already know, I'm a fan of all these types of boxes. I love all the different subscription boxes and it's really nice to be able to try new to me products for free. This is a great box to try for.

 Oh and one more thing, if you visit their FB Page, they give away Goodie Boxes to people who interact with their posts. So if you've tried before and weren't able to get a Goodie Box, there's even more ways to get one now. 

I'm a fan of subscription boxes and love trying new products for free so this was a huge hit with me. New products+free box = Fabulous!


Have you signed up? Have you received one of these boxes?

Disclosure: This box was given to me for free in exchange for a blog review but all opinions are my own.

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Favorite Picture of the Week



Last month Ken and I saw some plastic material hung up on the transformer near our apartment complex. We figured if that transformer blew, we would lose power. So I took a picture of it and sent it to the electric company via Twitter. Here's my Tweet to them and below is their reply.


They responded within 30 minutes to me on Twitter and the guy same out and removed the plastic within an hour of my Tweet to them. The guy that came out to remove the plastic said that if it had rained, that plastic might have grounded out the transformer and caused power to go out around here so good call on reporting it. 

I've told a lot of people that Twitter is a great way to get a hold of companies when you have a problem and don't want to hang on the phone for 45 minutes waiting for someone to answer at customer service. I'm just glad our power didn't go out. 


Here's a better picture of the plastic on the transformer.


Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Review: Ipsy Glam Bag


Ipsy is a monthly subscription box that sends you 5 sample size makeup or beauty products. You can customize what they send you by filling out the personal surveys. I've been more into makeup products lately and decided to try another subscription box. I love the bright pink package they send it is. There's no mistaking who that's from when you see it in your mailbox. These bags are $10 each.


When I opened the envelope the first thing I saw was the cute makeup bag and we women know we can always use another cute makeup bag. I also received a Firma Beauty blush brush. 


When I opened the makeup bag, inside was...

Ella Eden eyeshadow
Tarte foundation (In my perfect shade)
Pure Brazilian leave in condition
Jersey Shore Cosmetics star mint lip balm

I'm so pleased. I actually love everything I got. The eyeshadow is such a pretty color. The leave in conditioner smells good and leaves my hair soft. The foundation is awesome and because of the survey you fill out about your shades and likes, they sent the right shade for me. And of course I can always use another lip balm. I have one in every room. lol 

So far, I'm loving Ipsy. I'm glad I signed up. Do you get Ipsy? Have you in the past?

Monday, February 11, 2019

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"Let's make a cake. Before mixing, make sure butter is room temperature. Just lick it."

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"Hmmm, still too cold. Have a snack and wait for butter to reach right temperature. Then mix and bake."

*Picture courtesy of martymousehouse.com*

"It's okay if you nibble the frosting a little while you make it. Mom will still love it."

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Apartment Life #67



This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.



I took a quick video of my neighbor talking on the phone to his girlfriend's mother. The mother must have accused her daughter of doing crystal meth because he was screaming into the phone that she doesn't do crystal meth just weed. But to be screaming this outside where everyone can hear you was crazy. 

Update: I had to add one more thing because at 8PM last night we heard a couple of big bangs on the door next to us and Ken looked outside and my neighbor who's boyfriend was talking about her in the video was right next to my door with another woman and they were beating the hell out of each other. They ended up on the ground and were just hitting the hell out of each other. Ken says to me and our daughter who was over for dinner that one woman was on top of the other and was hitting her in the face. So I go over to look and she has her on the ground and is choking the crap out of her. So I tell Ken and he goes outside and says, "Ok, you need to break it up. You need to get up and go right now." Only they won't stop so Ken turns to me and our daughter and tells us to call the cops. As soon as he says that they get up and run. LMAO!

Then as Ken is closing our door the woman who just got the crap bet out of her sticks her head up to our screen door and says, "Hey, let me have a cigarette." Ken says no and closes the door. LOL 

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, February 09, 2019

Favorite Video of the Week



This made me laugh so much. I don't like the seaweed snacks so I know exactly what they mean. They do cuss a bit so if that bothers you, don't watch.

Friday, February 08, 2019

Freebie Friday!



Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a "Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things. So I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

  You can find links to great samples at Hey It's Free and Freebie Shark.

This week I received:

Chex Party Mix seasoning packet.
Olay samples.
Hello Toothpaste.
A $25 Macy's gift card from e-Rewards.

I bought a few makeup items with the Macy's gift card. I can always use more makeup. lol

I've had the Chex Party mix seasoning before and now I just need to buy some cereal to make some.

I love getting Olay samples because their products are a little pricey so it's nice to be able to try them for free.

Did you receive any freebies this week?

Thursday, February 07, 2019

Review: Counsellor by Celia Aaron


Book Description

In the heart of Louisiana, the most powerful people in the South live behind elegant gates, mossy trees, and pleasant masks. Once every ten years, the pretense falls away and a tournament is held to determine who will rule them. The Acquisition is a crucible for the Southern nobility, a love letter written to a time when barbarism was enshrined as law.

Now, Sinclair Vinemont is in the running to claim the prize. There is only one way to win, and he has the key to do it — Stella Rousseau, his Acquisition. To save her father, Stella has agreed to become Sinclair's slave for one year. Though she is at the mercy of the cold, treacherous Vinemont, Stella will not go willingly into darkness.

As Sinclair and Stella battle against each other and the clock, only one thing is certain: The Acquisition always ends in blood.

Full disclosure: This book is a dark romance and is the first of a completed series.


My Review

Sinclair Vinemont is the district attorney in their community and is railroading Stella's father so that he might spend years in prison. Stella puts herself on the line and agrees to be Sinclair's slave for a year in order to keep her father out of prison.  He's participating in the Acquisition Trial's where each of the families first born heir's must acquire an acquisition (slave) to go to the ball as well as other events and be their slave for a year. Each heir is competing to be the Sovereign of the community for the next ten years. Sinclair is a heartless ass and the more I read, the madder I got. I wanted to slide a skewer through this guys eyeball at one point. 

There are several 'trial's' that the acquisitions had to endure when the community got together like a party over the years time. But it was no party for the slaves. They were branded, whipped, hurt and degraded. This was more than just a dark romance, it was an all out torture-fest. I almost stopped reading several times but I needed to see how this was going to end. Sinclair wanted to be Sovereign so he participated even though at times it seemed like he regretted what was happening. 

I started reading this after reading a review for it on another blog a while back. I thought, I'm in the mood for a dark romance so why the hell not. I was not expecting much and while the story line started out good enough it really had some huge flaws, at least to me. First one being, why didn't anyone ever go to the authorities outside their community for help and to stop this? Hell, the FBI or even a detective in a police department could have put a stop to this. Because this was highly illegal and down right crazy. It's just wasn't believable in that way. Even if someone had tried to go to an outside law enforcement agency and gotten caught and killed, would have made this more believable. 

Then it ended on a huge cliffhanger. My recommendation? If you have it on your kindle, just delete it. It's not worth the read. 

I give this book 1 out of 5 stars. 

Wednesday, February 06, 2019

Recipe: Enchilada Casserole


This week I made Enchilada Casserole. It's my moms recipe that she used to make when I was a kid. It's one of my favorite meals to make. I also make a Chicken Enchilada Casserole Recipe and this is the same recipe except with 2 lbs of hamburger instead of chicken. 

It's easy to make. You will need: 

2 lbs of cooked hamburger
16 low carb corn tortillas
1 large can (28 ozs)  Macayos enchilada sauce
1 lb grated cheddar cheese
2 tsp. diced green chilis
1 can whole black olives, sliced

Lay 8 corn tortillas in the bottom of a pan. Spoon over a little sauce and then a layer of the remaining ingredients. Then lay corn tortillas down on top of that and alternate layers of the rest of the ingredients. 

I only use a little of the diced green chilis because they are spicy and I don't like to make it overly spicy. Add more if you like it really spicy.

Cover with foil and Bake in a 350 F oven for 45 minutes. 



I always make a big pan of it because it's great as leftovers the next day for lunch. 

Have you ever made anything like this?

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Review: Watch Over by Amy Reece


Book Description

Melanie Blythe has a house, a career, and a cat. She doesn’t need a man. 

But she isn’t the only one who’s noticed the gorgeous cop down the street. When her faithless cat prances home from the cop’s house with a note tucked in his collar, it might be the beginning of something beautiful…or it might be Melanie’s death warrant.

Detective Finn DeLuca is stuck at home recovering from a hit-and-run accident, and has plenty of time to wonder about the woman two doors down. There’s something mysterious about the beautiful brunette, and he’s determined to get to know her. 

But someone else has other plans.

As the two grow closer, someone is watching—and waiting. Sooner or later, their chance will come.

And the two lovebirds will never see it coming.


My Review

Melanie finds herself adopted by a stray cat that wanders in her place and one day after the cat has been outside for a while it comes back with a note attached to its collar. It's from Finn who lives down the street and had no idea that he and Melanie were sharing the stray cat. They share notes back and forth for a while, neither one of them really wanting to meet face to face. Melanie is shy and works from home as a writer. Finn is a cop who is recuperating after being hit by a car. He's in a wheel chair and trying to get used to doing things himself even though his family comes over to help all the time. 

Things start out so incredibly cute between these two. I thought it was a really sweet way to introduce yourself to your neighbor. 

Right as Finn and Melanie are getting to know one another better and get closer, small bizarre things start happening. Things in her home start getting moved around. At first she thinks she is just imagining it and then it happens more frequently. When the danger really ratchets up, Finn and his family step up to help find out who's stalking her and why. 

I was liking this story quite a bit until the nosy neighbor shows up and just sorta barges into their lives. The fact that neither of them tell her off amazed me because there's no way I would be letting this weirdo in my home. But maybe that's just me. The romance was sweet, the stalker was creepy and Finn's family are great. I really enjoyed this story. 

I give this book 4 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I received this book for free via NetGalley but all opinions are my own. 

Monday, February 04, 2019

Happy Raturday!

*Picture courtesy of Anisah Grace Hanna*

*Picture courtesy of Anisah Grace Hanna*


*Picture courtesy of me*

"Yes the hammock is comfy but I wouldn't mind a tv or snack shelf"

Sunday, February 03, 2019

Apartment Life #66


This is a new weekly blog post that I'm calling Apartment Hell  Life. I've mentioned a few times some of the crazy things that go on in and around my apartment complex in the past 20 years that we've lived here and people keep telling me I should write a book. But instead of a book, I've decided to share the crazy things that have happened in and around my apartment complex in the last 20 years here in a weekly blog post.


The only things that happened this week was someone cut through the chain link fence in our alley and dropped off 2 huge pieces of palm tree by our trash can. The manager is really mad but I doubt that fence will get fixed. And we have new walkway lights. 

People keep knocking out the security lights in the courtyards so our new maintenance man is installing 8 new motion detected lights along the walls by the apartment doors. All the drug dealers were watching him install these lights and grumbling and asking questions about them. Only 2 people me and 1 other apartment ever even turn our porch lights on because the drug dealers like it to be dark so they can do their business in more privacy. No more privacy for you. LOL New bulbs in the security lights too.

Our apartment manager told us that she came to our courtyard a few nights ago at 11PM wearing a beanie and large coat so no one would recognize her. She said she saw how dark it was in our courtyard after we complained a few times and had her adult son come with her because she didn't feel safe being here at night. I walk my dog alone at night so does that make me a badass? Maybe it's just my resting bitch face keeping anyone from messing with me? lol 

So now we have more lights. I wonder how long they'll last. 

The maintenance guy said that if any go out just let the manager know and they'll be replaced that day. We'll see. At least she listens to our complaints and does something about the ones she can...so far.

So that's it for this week's Apartment Hell  Life! Be sure to come back next week for more.

Saturday, February 02, 2019

Review: Romancing the Doctor by Carolyn Rae


Book Description

Cuddling an injured stray pup in the veterinarian’s office, ambitious reporter Heather McKinley meets his intriguing brother, brilliant CDC doctor, Daniel Whistler.

While visiting his brother, Daniel enjoys getting to know Heather and picnicking with her and her dog in Pleasant Prairie, Texas. He’d rather spend more time with Heather, but he soon gets called back to his office in Atlanta to investigate a new virus. Mutated from the Rift Valley Fever in Kenya, the more deadly virus not only sickens people, but causes sterility.

Despite being recently divorced, Heather is thrilled to discover she’s finally pregnant and hopes to carry the baby to term.

Delighted to visit Daniel in Atlanta, she becomes infected by a bioterrorist spreading the virus in the air. She is devastated by her miscarriage and determined to help Daniel hunt and stop whoever is dispersing the virus. She interviews patients at the hospital for her paper.

Following tips, she and Daniel travel to Dallas and New Orleans, and even board a Caribbean cruise ship in their search. Heather and Daniel enjoy being together on the cruise as their developing love for each other deepens, but each holds a secret threatening to tear them apart.


My Review

Heather works as a reporter for the Dallas Morning News and finds out about a virus that's been released on a bus. She calls someone and leaves a message that she'd like to interview them about the bus and people getting sick. She finds a puppy on the side of the road and takes it to the vet's office where she meets Daniel. She finds out a short time later that she's pregnant by her soon to be ex husband.

Daniel works for the CDC and gets called away about a new virus that popped up in Kenya. But since he and Heather are getting to know one another and have gone out on a couple of dates, he asks her to come with him to Atlanta for a few days, never knowing that this trip will change both their lives. 

While in Atlanta they are exposed to the virus and she has a miscarriage. She's devastated but is determined to help Daniel figure out who is spreading the virus in the US and infecting people. This search leads them to go to different places including a cruise ship where they get closer to each other. 

I enjoyed this story with the exception of just a few minor things. The way everyone spoke to each other in this book was so matter of fact, without any real feeling and it made it hard to connect with them. 

The other thing that bothered me was the use of mice and rats in the CDC labs and how much time was spent telling us about it. I'm an animal lover and even though I know it goes on, I think we need to come up with other ways of testing, instead of testing on animals. So seeing it graphically displayed in this book about how they injected a mouse with the virus and it dying, was enough to throw me right out of the romance that was happening between Heather and Daniel. I just wish those details hadn't been a part of the story. 

I give this book 3 out of 5 stars. 

Disclosure: I received this book for free via NetGalley but all opinions are my own.