Review: The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole

I’ve had my eye on The A.I. Who Loved Me by Alyssa Cole for a few weeks now, and am currently wondering why it took me even that long to read this!

I thought it sounded pretty good – as well as unique – when I read the synopsis, but I had no idea just HOW good this book was going to be. I expected romance and some sci-fi, also some laughs (of which plenty were had; I laughed out loud way too many times), but was pleasantly surprised by a ‘thriller’ aspect, as well!

The romance is hot and so sweet. The connection between Trinity and Li Wei was pure, thrilling electricity right from meet-cute. The mystery and intrigue of the Hive, as well as the why and how of the trauma that has basically left Trinity with PTSD, kept me in suspenseful speculation until the reveal. I was also endlessly fascinated with the sci-fi technology of this universe, and it kept astonishing me in the best of ways.

I loved seeing Li Wei learn and develop, the slowness of peeling back his layers and getting to know him. Same with Trinity. These two are both so much more than they seem, fully multifaceted individuals, and I truly appreciated that. I also adored all the secondary characters – PENNY (she was my favorite), Tim (second favorite), Dr. Zhang, as well as Rue and Yana (the absolute best friends anyone could ask for).

This was actually my first time listening to an audiobook with a full cast, and I have to tell you I LOVED it. This production, the narration, the chemistry between the cast (that includes Regina Hall and Mindy Kaling) was just SO good. I hope they all come back for the next story in the series (I’m so excited there’s going to be another book, you don’t even know) when we get to see Yana’s story unfold!

I’ve had A Princess in Theory by Alyssa Cole on my TBR for a bit now, and after this you can bet it’s being read ASAP! I have absolutely fallen in love with Cole’s storytelling. 😍

Reading this ASAP!

The A.I. Next Door was a quirky, original, thrilling, romantic, and fun read. I am SO glad I picked it up. I highly recommend it! 😊

Blog Tour – Husband Material by Emily Belden | Review

Happy New Year, everyone! Welcome to 2020, and welcome to my stop on Harlequin’s Winter Blog Tour for Husband Material by Emily Belden!

Husband Material : A Novel

Emily Belden

On Sale Date: December 30, 2019

9781525805981, 1525805983

Trade Paperback

$15.99 USD, $19.99 CAD

Fiction / Romance / Romantic Comedy

304 pages

About the Book:

“Told in Emily Belden’s signature edgy voice, a novel about a young widow’s discovery of her late husband’s secret and her journey toward hope and second-chance love.

Twenty-nine-year-old Charlotte Rosen has a secret: she’s a widow. Ever since the fateful day that leveled her world, Charlotte has worked hard to move forward. Great job at a hot social media analytics company? Check. Roommate with no knowledge of her past? Check. Adorable dog? Check. All the while, she’s faithfully data-crunched her way through life, calculating the probability of risk—so she can avoid it.

Yet Charlotte’s algorithms could never have predicted that her late husband’s ashes would land squarely on her doorstep five years later. Stunned but determined, Charlotte sets out to find meaning in this sudden twist of fate, even if that includes facing her perfectly coiffed, and perfectly difficult, ex-mother-in-law—and her husband’s best friend, who seems to become a fixture at her side whether she likes it or not.

But soon a shocking secret surfaces, forcing Charlotte to answer questions she never knew to ask and to consider the possibility of forgiveness. And when a chance at new love arises, she’ll have to decide once and for all whether to follow the numbers or trust her heart.”

About the Author:

EMILY BELDEN is a journalist, social media marketer, and storyteller. She is the author of the novel Hot Mess and Eightysixed: A Memoir about Unforgettable Men, Mistakes, and Meals. She lives in Chicago. Visit her website at http://www.emilybelden.com or follow her on Twitter and Instagram, @emilybelden.

Social Media Links:

Author website: http://www.emilybelden.com/

Twitter: @emilybelden

Instagram: @emilybelden

Facebook: @emilybeldenauthor

Husband Material by Emily Belden was such a sweet read. The writing is lighthearted and charming, and the story of Charlotte, the MC, is both touching and humorous. On the surface, Charlotte is a single, successful social media analyst, busy trying to develop a brand new dating app. Looking at her, you’d think – besides her kooky Craigslist roommate – she’s the girl that’s got it all together. But Charlotte is harboring a painful secret: she’s a widow. It’s not something she’s shared with anyone and tries not to think about, but when her late husband’s ashes arrive out of nowhere on her doorstep one day, Charlotte’s carefully cultivated veneer begins to spiral out of her control. Now, she has to face the pain and guilt she’s been running from, as well as the reappearance of her late husband’s angry mother and his best friend. A best friend that comes with even more secrets, ones that make her question her entire marriage. Husband Material, at its heart, is a story about the pain of grief and the bittersweet beauty that comes with allowing new beginnings to bloom in your life. It’s about love and forgiveness, about learning to open your heart, and take risks. All in all, Husband Material has tons of heart, and you will fall in love with – and laugh out loud at – Charlotte and her antics!

Harlequin: https://www.harlequin.com/shop/books/9781525805981_husband-material.html

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Husband-Material-Emily-Belden/dp/1525805983

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/husband-material-emily-belden/1129908343?ean=9781525805981#/

Indie Bound: https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781525805981

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/husband-material-12

Google Books: https://books.google.com/books/about/Husband_Material.html?id=0sR6DwAAQBAJ

 

I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin and Netgalley (thank-you!). All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin for inviting me on this blog tour!

Blog Tour – The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin | Review

Happy New Years Eve, everyone! 🎉

Thank-you for coming by to help me ring in the new decade, and welcome to my stop on Harlequin’s Winter Blog Tour for The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin!

THE LITTLE BOOKSHOP ON THE SEINE

Author: Rebecca Raisin

ISBN: 9781335012500

Publication Date: 1/7/2020

Publisher: HQN Books

About the Book:

“It’s The Holiday on the Champs-Élysées in a great big love letter to Paris, charming old bookstores and happily-ever-afters!

When bookshop owner Sarah Smith is offered the opportunity for a job exchange with her Parisian friend Sophie, saying yes is a no-brainer—after all, what kind of romantic would turn down six months in Paris? Sarah is sure she’s in for the experience of a lifetime—days spent surrounded by literature in a gorgeous bookshop, and the chance to watch the snow fall on the Eiffel Tower. Plus, now she can meet up with her journalist boyfriend, Ridge, when his job takes him around the globe.

But her expectations cool faster than her café au lait soon after she lands in the City of Light—she’s a fish out of water in Paris. The customers are rude, her new coworkers suspicious and her relationship with Ridge has been reduced to a long-distance game of phone tag, leaving Sarah to wonder if he’ll ever put her first over his busy career. As Christmas approaches, Sarah is determined to get the shop—and her life—back in order…and make her dreams of a Parisian happily-ever-after come true.”

About the Author:

Rebecca Raisin is the author of several novels, including the beloved Little Paris series and the Gingerbread Café trilogy, and her short stories have been published in various anthologies and fiction magazines. You can follow Rebecca on Facebook, and at http://www.rebeccaraisin.com

Social Media Links:

Author Website: http://www.rebeccaraisin.com

Twitter: @JaxandWillsMum

Facebook: @RebeccaRaisinAuthor

Instagram: @RebeccaRaisinWrites

Goodreads: Rebecca Raisin

The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin was a charming holiday story set in a place almost as romantic as the plot – Paris, France. When Sarah Smith switches bookstores and lives with her Paris-dwelling friend Sophie for the holidays, she expects a little adventure and lots of relaxation. What she gets is a booming bookstore with lots of paperwork, a threadbare, disrespectful staff, and even some thievery. Basically, Sarah finds chaos she’s not prepared for!

Sometimes, though, a little chaos is just what you need to break free from your cocoon. 🦋

The Little Bookshop on the Seine was the perfect festive read to get me into the holiday mood. It was magical. It had me craving Christmas treats and longing to be surrounded by twinkly lights, all topped off with a gently falling snowstorm, of course. 😉

As much as TLBOTS enchanted me, however, it also pulled at my heartstrings with its realistic portrayal of the main character’s long distance relationship, and all the trials/tribulations these types of relationships can face. Not only does Sarah learn what it means to truly work to commit to someone, she also learns a lot about herself along the way, blossoming beautifully throughout her entire Parisian journey.

One of my favorite aspects of Sarah – an aspect I’m sure fellow readers will also adore – was her bookishness. I delighted in Sarah’s utter love for all things literary. This girl said goodnight to her books, is a secret book sniffer (like most of us, admit it!), and finds dear friends in the characters between the pages of those books. #canrelate

An uplifting, Hallmarkey holiday read, The Little Bookshop on the Seine by Rebecca Raisin will leave you exhilarated, wanting to twirl around and around like a Disney prince/princess swept away by love for the first time. Highly recommended!

Where to Buy:

Harlequin 

Indiebound

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

Books-A-Million

Target

Walmart

Google

iBooks

Kobo

I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin and Netgalley (thank-you!). All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin for inviting me on this blog tour!

Blog Tour – Christmas From the Heart by Sheila Roberts | Review

What’s up, Grinches?! Just kidding. I know not everyone’s a Scrooge around the holidays, but don’t you just love to read love stories starring them? They start out hot and all bah-humbugy, but eventually the romance of the season sweeps them off their feet, and suddenly they’re hot, heart-eyed puddles of goo.

As an enthusiastic lover of grump-to-love romances, I’m very excited to welcome you to my stop on Harlequin’s blog tour for Christmas from the Heart by Sheila Roberts!

Christmas from the Heart

Sheila Roberts

On Sale Date: September 24, 2019

9780778309611, 0778309614

Trade Paperback

$16.99 USD, $21.99 CAD

Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

304 pages

About the Book

“USA TODAY bestselling author Sheila Roberts takes readers to a small, snowbound town, where a young woman fights to save her family’s charity that brings Christmas to families in need, and a stranded millionaire loses his heart and finds the true meaning of Christmas.

Sometimes you need to look beyond the big picture to see what really matters

Olivia Berg’s charity, Christmas from the Heart, has helped generations of families in need in Pine River, Washington, but this year might be the end of the road. Hightower Enterprises, one of their biggest donors since way back when Olivia’s grandmother ran the charity, has been taken over by Ebenezer Scrooge the Second, aka CFO Guy Hightower, and he’s declared there will be no more money coming to Christmas from the Heart.

Guy is simply being practical. Hightower Enterprises needs to tighten its belt, and when you don’t have money to spare, you don’t have money to share. You’d think even the pushy Olivia Berg could understand that.

With charitable donations dwindling, Olivia’s Christmas budget depends on Hightower’s contribution. She’s focused her whole life on helping this small town, even putting her love life on hold to support her mission.

When Guy’s Maserati breaks down at the edge of the Cascade foothills, he’s relieved to be rescued by a pretty young woman who drives him to the nearby town of Pine River. Until he realizes his rescuer is none other than Olivia Berg. What’s a Scrooge to do? Plug his nose and eat fruitcake and hope she doesn’t learn his true identity before he can get out of town. What could go wrong?”

About the Author:

Sheila Roberts lives on a lake in the Pacific Northwest. Her novels have been published in several languages. Her book, Angel Lane, was an Amazon Top Ten Romance pick for 2009. Her holiday perennial, On Strike for Christmas, was made into a movie for the Lifetime Movie Network and her novel, The Nine Lives of Christmas, was made into a movie for Hallmark . You can visit Sheila on Twitter and Facebook or at her website!

Social Links:

Author website: http://www.sheilasplace.com

Facebook: @funwithsheila

Twitter: @_Sheila_Roberts

Instagram: @funwithsheila

Christmas from the Heart by Shelia Roberts was such a fun, charming read!

Olivia and Guy start their relationship off on snarky terms, and it basically comedically train-wrecks from there.

I really enjoyed watching these two fall in love, slowly realizing that their first impressions of each other were totally off-the-mark. Guy initially thinks Ellie is pushy and money-hungry, and Ellie thinks Guy is a selfish Scrooge. Their voyage of discovery was utterly delightful. I was all smiles.

Christmas from the Heart is a funny, uplifting, and entertaining read made for snuggling under fluffy, soft blankets on snowy days. Roberts’ writing style is heartwarming and cheerful, and she had me laughing out loud a few times. This book is a Hallmark movie waiting to happen! It left me in such a blissful, Christmas-is-magical state.

Christmas From the Heart is officially one of my favorite Christmas releases of 2019. If you love heartfelt, romantic romps with hot, Scroogey love interests, this is the book for you. Prepared to be utterly enchanted.

Where to Buy:

Amazon

Google Play

Barnes & Noble

Apple Books

Kobo

I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin and Netgalley (thank-you!). All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin for inviting me on this blog tour!

Blog Tour – Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates | Review

Christmas is coming to town soon, y’all! So drop your lassos, hang those hats, shuck off those cowboy boots, and gather ’round this here campfire-under-the-stars-in-the-wide-open-desert for my stop on Harlequin’s blog tour for Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates.

Cowboy Christmas Redemption, the 8th book in the Gold Valley series (but can 100% be read as a standalone), was the sweetest, most emotional friends-to-lovers story about second chances at life and love, and I’m so excited to share it with you today!

COWBOY CHRISTMAS REDEMPTION

Author: Maisey Yates

ISBN: 9781335009906

Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Publisher: HQN Books

About the Book:

“As snowflakes fall in Gold Valley, Oregon, will this rugged cowboy finally win the woman of his dreams?

Cowboy Caleb Dalton has loved single mom Ellie Bell, and her little daughter, Amelia, for years. But since Ellie is his best friend’s widow, Caleb’s head knows Ellie will always be strictly off-limits. If only his heart got the memo. So when Caleb discovers that Ellie has a Christmas wish list—and hopes for a kiss under the mistletoe—he’s throwing his cowboy hat into the ring. If anyone’s going to be kissing Ellie and sharing this magical time with her and her daughter, it’s him.

Ellie has dreaded the holidays since losing her husband. But this year, she’s finally ready to make some changes. She never expects the biggest change to be the heart-stopping kiss she shares with Caleb. For almost five years, Caleb has been her best friend, her rock, her salvation. This Christmas, can Caleb prove he’s also the missing puzzle piece of Ellie’s and Amelia’s hearts?”

About the Author:

New York Times Bestselling author Maisey Yates lives in rural Oregon with her three children and her husband, whose chiseled jaw and arresting features continue to make her swoon. She feels the epic trek she takes several times a day from her office to her coffee maker is a true example of her pioneer spirit. 

Social Links:

Author Website: http://www.maiseyyates.com/books/cowboy-christmas-redemption/

Twitter: @maiseyyates

Facebook:@MaiseyYates.Author

Instagram: @maiseyyates

Goodreads: Maisey Yates

Cowboy Christmas Redemption by Maisey Yates was a very moving read. Intense, heartbreaking. Beautiful.

I loved the dynamics in Ellie’s and Caleb’s relationship. They’ve been friends for a long time, but Caleb has been in love with Ellie since the first moment he met her. She was with his best friend Clint, though, so he never tried to cross that line. Ellie definitely noticed Caleb was attractive, but she never let herself see him as anything more than her friend. Despite these initially unrequited feelings, Ellie and Caleb become really close. I genuinely loved their friendship. Before they’re ever together, they’re already so devoted to each other. They’ve been through so much together, including Clint’s death and the birth of her daughter, Amelia, which Caleb was present for. When Clint dies, Caleb steps up to make sure Ellie and Amelia are okay, never trying to push the boundaries of their friendship.

But, when Ellie decides she’s ready to ‘get back out there’ and build a new life for herself – including exploring romance – Caleb decides its time to stop holding himself back.

The chemistry between Ellie and Caleb was just as intense as their emotional bond, and it made for such a vivid, beautifully realistic relationship. The transition from friends-to-lovers was written perfectly as Ellie and Caleb fumbled about trying to find their way. I loved seeing Ellie fall in love with Caleb, and Caleb’s determination to be the best man he could be for Ellie and Amelia just made my heart ache from sweetness. Their journey is angsty and exquisite, and I adored every moment of it.

If you like beautiful romances that make you feel a taste of every emotion under the rainbow, Cowboy Christmas Redemption is for you. Ellie and Caleb will stay with you long after you’ve closed the book.

Where to Buy:

Harlequin 

Indiebound

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

Books-A-Million

Target

Walmart

Google

iBooks

Kobo

I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin and Netgalley (thank-you!). All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin for inviting me on this blog tour!

Blog Tour: The Kill Club by Wendy Heard | Review

Greetings, all! Welcome to the next stop on Harlequin’s blog tour for The Kill Club by Wendy Heard!

Today is this baby’s official release day! Happy Book Birthday, The Kill Club!

On Sale Date: December 17, 2019

9780778309031, 0778309037

Trade Paperback

$15.99 USD, $19.99 CAD

Fiction / Thrillers / Psychological

368 pages

About the Book:

“A haunting thriller about a woman who attempts to save her brother’s life by making a dangerous pact with a network of vigilantes who’ve been hunting down the predators of Los Angeles.

Jazz can’t let her younger brother die.

Their foster mother Carol has always been fanatical, but with Jazz grown up and out of the house, Carol takes a dangerous turn that threatens thirteen-year-old Joaquin’s life. Over and over, child services fails to intervene, and Joaquin is running out of time.

Then Jazz gets a blocked call from someone offering a solution. There are others like her, people the law has failed. They’ve formed an underground network of “helpers,” each agreeing to murder the abuser of another. They’re taking back their power and leaving a trail of bodies throughout Los Angeles—dubbed the Blackbird Killings. If Jazz joins them, they’ll take care of Carol for good.

All she has to do is kill a stranger.

Jazz soon learns there’s more to fear than getting caught carrying out her assignment. The leader of the club has a zero tolerance policy for mistakes.

And the punishment for disobeying orders is death.”

About the Author:

Wendy Heard, author of Hunting Annabelle, was born in San Francisco and has lived most of her life in Los Angeles. When not writing, she can be found hiking the Griffith Park trails, taking the Metro and then questioning this decision, and haunting local bookstores.

Social Media Links:

Author website: WendyHeard.com

Twitter: @wendydheard

Instagram: @wendydheard

Facebook: @wendydheard

“My chest is heaving, and I have the guys blood on my hands…” Wendy Heard, The Kill Club

The Kill Club by Wendy Heard was insane – in the best way possible. This thriller/suspense combo pulled me in literally from the first page with Heard’s absolutely fantastic writing. I didn’t plan to read it in one sitting, but that’s what happened. An all-nighter was pulled, sleep happily sacrificed to find out what happened next. It was addictive.

The Kill Club asks – how far would you go to protect someone you love? This premise steered the story to some very interesting, very intense places. Dark, gritty, fast-paced – this book kept me on the edge of my seat until the epic ending. I loved the ending. I still keep thinking, “No way, no way, no way!” 😮

I loved the representation in The Kill Club, and the very honest look into the present realties of our foster care system. A hard but necessary truth.

I was fond of all the characters, each vividly written, but Jazz was my favorite. She’s got so many layers to her. She’s been through a lot and her exterior is rough as sandpaper, but underneath she has such a a fierce, loving heart. She will do anything for those she loves. Especially her baby brother, Joaquin. This badass chick will go to any lengths to keep him safe. Even kill. Or will she? When The Kill Club comes knocking, you’ll have your answer…

I’m still shaking off the adrenaline from this crazy awesome ride. You will be too when you grab your copy and hop on. What are you waiting for?!

Where To Buy:

Harlequin

Apple Books

Barnes & Noble

Books-a-Million

Google Play

Indie Bound

I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin and Netgalley (thank-you!). All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin for inviting me on this blog tour!

Blog Tour: An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow | Review

Ho ho ho, lots of mistletoe, and sugar plum fairies all in a row…okay, I have no idea where that’s going besides rhyming, so I’ll just say Happy Holidays, everyone! 🎄❤️🎄

Welcome one and all to my stop on Harlequin’s Holiday Blog Tour for An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow! ‘Tis the season, so I’m super into Christmas books right now. An Alaskan Christmas was at the very top of my holiday TBR pile, so when I was I invited on this blog tour, bet I felt like Christmas came early! Am I being totally cheesy right now? Yes. Do I care? Not a bit. I’m full of Christmas romance cheer right now, and nothing can burst my bubble. If it isn’t already clear how much I loved An Alaskan Holiday, let me tell you: it absolutely lived up to all my expectations and I can’t wait to gush about it in my review below! You should definitely have this one on your holiday TBR’s! 🎄

ISBN: 9781335041500

Publication Date: 9/24/2019

Publisher: HQN Books

About the Book

“In Alaska, it’s always a white Christmas—but the sparks flying between two reunited friends could turn it red-hot…

If there’s one gift Erika Sheraton does not want for Christmas, it’s a vacation. Ordered to take time off, the workaholic surgeon reluctantly trades in her scrubs for a ski suit and heads to Wild River, Alaska. Her friend Cassie owns a tour company that offers adventures to fit every visitor. But nothing compares to the adrenaline rush Erika feels on being reunited with Cassie’s brother, Reed Reynolds.

Gone is the buttoned-up girl Reed remembers. His sister’s best friend has blossomed into a strong, skilled, confident woman. She’s exactly what his search-and-rescue team needs—and everything he didn’t know he craved. The gulf between his life in Wild River and her big-city career is wide. But it’s no match for a desire powerful enough to melt two stubborn hearts…”

About the Author

Jennifer Snow lives in Edmonton, Alberta with her husband and four year old son. She is a member of the RWA, the Alberta Writers Guild, Canadian Authors Association and SheWrites.org. Her first Brookhollow book was a finalist in the Heart of Denver Aspen Gold contest and the Golden Quill Award. More information can be found at http://www.jennifersnowauthor.com.

Social Links:

Author Website: https://www.jennifersnowauthor.com

Twitter: @JenniferSnow18

Facebook: @jennifersnowbooks

Instagram: @jensnowauthor

Goodreads: Jennifer Snow

Full of the sweet and the sexy – and even a few anxiety-inducing moments – An Alaskan Christmas by Jennifer Snow, the first book in her new Wild River series, is a quintessential winter read, perfect for the holiday season. This one made me want to curl up in front of a roaring fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa and just get lost in its pages. It’s a very cozy read with sizzling moments that simultaneously make you sweat. I loved that contrast.

The pacing and the seamless flow of the writing was fantastic, and Snow easily guided/submerged us into each new setting. When the book opens, we are thrust right in the middle of one of Erika’s shifts at the ER, feeling chaotic and ready to bolt to the next patient in need. Later, we’re in the middle of a search-and-rescue mission in the wintry Alaskan wilds. It was phenomenal.

I of course loved the fiery, slightly antagonistic chemistry between Erika and her best friend’s brother, Reed. Beyond their instantaneous attraction and dancing the horizontal hula, however, these two had a really lovely and touching dynamic.

I love me a strong female MC, and Erika is all that and more. I absolutely loved her brilliant mind. And while she’s a little closed off at first, it was truly a joy to watch her journey unfold as she slowly lets down her walls. Reed basically wears his heart on his sleeve. What you see is what you get with him, and I really liked that openness. With Erika being the exact opposite, watching their relationship develop was interesting. Reed was sweet and patient. And of course also swoonworthy. I’m just sayin’ I wouldn’t mind him rescuing me from the Alaskan tundra. 😉🤣

The search and rescue action was one of my favorite aspects of this book. I was enthralled. Diva was also the absolute cutest pup in the entire world, if I do say so myself. 🐾

An Alaskan Christmas is a pleasurable, festive read with authentic characters and a magical storyline that you’ll fall head over heels for!

Where To Buy:

Harlequin 

Indiebound

Amazon

Barnes & Noble 

Books-A-Million

Target

Walmart

Google

iBooks

Kobo

I was provided an eARC copy of this book by Harlequin and Netgalley. All opinions expressed are voluntary and my own. Thank-you to Harlequin for inviting me on this blog tour!