Bubbles & Books is a monthly subscription box that offers "one romance novel in the genre of your choice, one all-natural artisan-crafted soap, and other book and bath-related goodies (think candles, bath bombs, teas, etc.)!"
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This is a review of the Bad Boy, $24.00 a month + shipping, box.
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The Cost: $24.00 + $3.00 US shipping
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The Products: "Every box contains at least one romance novel, one artisan-crafted soap, and one other book- or bath-related goody. However, the majority of our boxes contain more than this!" You can choose from 3 different genres: Bad Boy, Luxe, and Swept Away.
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Lucas Bad Boys of Dry River Wyoming, Book 1 By Susan Fisher-Davis - Retail Value $6.65
This month's book is from the Bad Boy box, hence the rugged cowboy glaring at me from the cover. After reading the description, I am not positive that this book is for me. However, I am always willing to give something a go even if it might be out of my comfort zone. Our main character, Emily, wind up with the wrong husband who is going to be getting out of prison soon. She turns to the town bad boy for help but ends up falling in love. While I am not hooked on this book just yet, I am excited to continue on and hear what happens to Emily. From Amazon:
Emily Walters needs help fast. Her ex-husband is being released from prison and Adam swore he’d never let her go. She knows he’ll come for her. Her only choice is one of the bad boys of Dry River, Lucas Taggart. Lucas raised a lot of hell when he was younger and never backed down from anyone. It's what Emily needs in a protector and a husband. She offers him half of her ranch in exchange for protection and marriage. Whispering Pines is one of the largest horse ranches in the States. Would it be enough to entice the brooding man? Lucas Taggart isn't interested in marriage but he is interested in Whispering Pines and when he looks into Emily’s eyes, he knows it wouldn't be a hardship being married to her, as long as it's a real marriage. When Adam shows up to claim the woman he still thinks of as his wife, will Lucas have to do the unthinkable to protect the woman he's come to love with all his heart? What happens if or when Adam is finally out of the picture? Will Emily still want Lucas around and will she ever return his love?
Debbie's Handmade Soap: Love Spell, 4.5 oz. - Retail Value $3.49
This handmade soap smells incredible! I placed it on a soap dish in my bathroom and the fragrance has filled my room with the sweetest scent. This particular bar of soap is made with orange, peach, cherry blossom, and white jasmine. To me, this scent screams femininity and the rich pink color makes it perfect paired in this month's box!
Swag Boutique Whipped Body Butter: Sweet Dreams - Retail Value $3.99
This whipped body butter is so smooth and a lovely lavender color! The second I put this on my hands I knew I was in for a deep hydration, so remember that a little bit goes a long way. This particular Sweet Dreams blend is made with Shea butter, aloe vera, and vitamin E. You don't get an overwhelming scent, just clean and fresh, which makes this great to use all over. I have been keeping this sample size in my diaper bag to use on my hands. With the cold weather, this is the perfect deep hydration that I need!
Swag Boutique Bath Bomb: Cocoa Kisses, 3 oz. - Retail Value $4.99
I have made it a routine to have a little 'me time' with a bath bomb bath at least once a month. That being said, I can never have too many bath bombs available so I was very excited to try this one! Cocoa kisses is made with a blended aroma of hot chocolate, melted marshmallows, plus oils and butters that are great for your skin. This bath bomb will leave you smelling chocolatey sweet and your skin feeling so nourished. While this isn't a scent that I would purchase on my own, I thought it was really fun to try this time of year!
Carven Le Parfum, 0.04 fl oz. - Retail Value $5.15
I love Carven perfume but have never bought a large bottle on my own. The great part about the sample size though is that it really will last you! This scent is so rich and potent, just one spray is all you need. The white blossoms in this blend make it for that perfect feminine scent that is timeless. I am always drawn towards scents that remind me of my Grandma, she was a fashion icon of mine, and this Carven blend is one that reminds me of her each time I wear it. This was a wonderful surprise to find in this month's Bubbles & Books!
Verdict: This was a unique box for me since it was the Bad Boy Box, and offered a monthly book that I don't think I would have ever purchased for myself. However, I like to remind myself that books are meant to take us to unique places, to live the life of someone else, and to make us imagine a crazy world that we will probably never exist in. So even if this month's book might not be exactly for me, I am enjoying reading this adventure! Plus, each of the products this month was incredible! Books and pampering time go hand in hand for me, and each product is all about unwinding and showcased more feminine scents which I love. I also enjoyed researching each small business and reading how they make their products. I always love when a box features 'new-to-me' brands and puts me out of my comfort zone a bit. Bubbles & Books is such a fun box for the book lover at heart that also enjoys a bit of pampering time, and the overall value is totally worth how much you get each month!
To Wrap Up:
Can I still get this box if I sign up today? Yes, if you order before 12/20 you will receive this box.
Coupon - Use code ROMANCEME to save 10% off your first box!
Value Breakdown: At $24.00 a month, here is what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lucas Book: $6.58
- Soap: $3.45
- Body Butter: $3.95
- Bath Bomb: $4.93
- Carven Le Parfum: $5.09
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