Happy EARLY BIRD Monday and happy big new release-day Eve!!!! ;) It’s going to be a good one.

In fact, one that so many of us have been waiting for (and one that I just finished a review copy of) will be going live soon and I can assure you, it too, was awesome. The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez <— I pretty much read it in one day, could barely out it down, and had my heart in my throat the entire time. Yes. This book, and the entire duet is an easy 5 stars!!!!

My review for #2 is UP, but here’s the short form of the review. ;) It’s a must read, you won’t be disappointed, and it’s just as intense and intoxicating and emotionally nerve wracking as the first one. :D !!! If you haven’t started the duet yet, now’s the perfect time, ’cause the wait is over!! In fact, in case you missed it, here’s my review of book #1 ➔ Book Review – The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez.

And don’t even get me started on how excited I am over Rachel Higginson’s new release (The Difference Between Us: An Opposites Attract Novel) that is going live at midnight too. Aly and Rachel are two of my absolute favorite authors in the world, so I’m jumping right into hers, next. :D

But that’s not the only excitement for the day, because take a look at the…

EARLY BIRDS THAT JUST WENT LIVE RIGHT NOW!!!!!

  • Malentendido (Misunderstood) by Mara White <— FORBIDDEN LOVE/TABOO ALERT!!!! This is book #2 (so read #1 first) but I’m hearing it’d delightfully forbiddeny!! :D

Kristy:  This is the second book I believe. Maldeamores (sp) is the first I think

Natasha:  Yes it is. The first book was meant to be a standalone but it never had a proper HEA. So she wrote this book for the people who needed it. And yes, Maryse, it’s super forbidden

Val: I read the first a few weeks ago! Forbidden and really great. Highly recommend. I am excited for this.

  • Love Sick by H.J. Bellus <— HE’S AN ESCORT BUT THEN HE MEETS HER… “Iris, his best after hour customer, takes him on a yearly cruise with her friends. He’s there for one purpose and one purpose only…their boy toy. Memphis is no fool. A two week, all paid cruise to soak up the sun and sights is a no brainer. Only thing is he didn’t expect a little ray of sunshine on the ship this year…”
  • All I Need: A Dark Alpha, Virgin Romance by Callie Harper <— SHE’S HIRED TO TAKE CARE OF HIM ALERT! “I was not told that I’d be looking after a dark, brooding, rich man mired in a world of pain. I was not told that this man would push all my buttons and test even my strongest limits. I was not told that he was devastatingly gorgeous with a wickedly, sinful mouth. I was definitely not told that what I’d end up feeling and what he would propose would drive me wild…”
  • Trixsters Anonymous by Ahren Sanders <— SHE’S OUT TO CATCH CHEATERS & HE’S A DETECTIVE ALERT!…We are the moonlighting duo hell-bent on helping those who suspect their lovers are cheating. We’re professional, careful, and completely anonymous…What could possibly go wrong? Walker Scott… that’s what goes wrong. I never stood a chance against the gorgeous, hazel-eyed, fiercely determined man who storms into my life and completely blindsides me…
  • Dark Temptation (Dark Saints MC Book 2) by Jayne Blue <— BIKER BOOK!! SHE HATES HIM ALERT!! “...I hated him. I hated his club. I hated. My path was set the moment that bullet killed my daddy. I knew what I was going to do and just how to do it. But the funny thing about my plans? They didn’t take into account how I felt when I really saw Benz. I knew in my head he was everything wrong for me...”
  • Flutter by Olivia Evans <— WHOA!!! I LOVE this blurb… but I have no real idea what it’s about or where it’s going, but it sure sounds intense!!! HE LOST THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE...”...Motivated by grief and the desire to do for others what he couldn’t do for her, he burns the candle at both ends to make it through medical school. After graduation he moves west, putting as much distance as possible between his past and his present. Or so he thought. Unknowingly, Dylan has been set on a path that will destroy everything he thought he knew. All the pain, all the grief, was all for nothing...”
  • Last Call (The Landing Strip Book 1) by Shelley Springfield & Emily Minton <— EX-MILITARY MAN OPENS A BAR… “...Lark Shelton finally puts down his gun and hangs up his uniform. Opening The Landing Strip bar with his two best friends and brothers at arms seems like the perfect escape from his past. One-night stands are all he will commit to, but when he encounters the feisty and sensual Paisley Black...”
  • Addicted to Rhapsody: A Rhapsody Novel by Selena Laurence <— ROCK STAR OVERCOMING ADDICTION & THE YOUNG WIDOW HE WANTS TO HELP ALERT!! “...Savvy O’Roark is a widow and a mom at twenty-eight. She watched as her husband was murdered while trying to protect her. Now she’s struggling to keep her husband’s business and his memory alive, and Garrett wants to help. The only problem is she can’t stop the guilt she feels whenever she looks at him...”
  • Screw Up (Hard Rock Roots Book 10) by C.M. Stunich <— C.M. STUNICH GRITTY ROCK STAR BOOK ALERT! And it CAN be read as a standalone! “...She thinks she can look at me all wide-eyed and innocent like that and walk away unscathed? If I could, I’d hide her away from it all—the sex, the drugs, the rock ‘n’ roll—keep her shining soul away from my tarnish, but those things … they’re a part of who I am…:
  • Moon Struck (LaRue Book 3) by Donna Grant <— DONNA GRANT ALERT!! A Voodoo Priestess and a shifter… “…For most of her life, Minka Verdin thought she was nothing more than a gifted fortune teller until a life-altering experience brought her into her powers. Now, honed and hardened to be the weapon she knows she can be, she has no time for lust and love in her life. Unfortunately, a certain sexy-as-sin werewolf occupies her thoughts—and her heart—day in and day out...”
  • How to Marry a Billionaire (Operation Billionaire Trilogy Book 1) by Elise Sax <— SHE’S TIRED OF LOSERS ALERT!!Every time Beatrice Hammersmith falls for a guy, he breaks her heart and steals her appliances. It’s no fun sleeping alone and waking up without a coffeemaker. Fed up, Beatrice hatches a plan with two other women to move on from the losers. First on their agenda is to capture the heart of a man who’s the opposite of a loser…”
  • Say Yes by J.R. Gray <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT! “…Charles thrives off the exchange of power. He knows the world revolves around control. It’s given and taken like currency, in business and in pleasure. He won’t get attached, though, or so he tells himself, until James turns his world upside down. He’s defiant and snarky, but Charles can taste the submission on him…”
  • Cocktails and Dreams: A romantic comedy with a perfect feel-good ending! (Martini Club Book 1) by A. L. Michael
  • The Cowboy’s Socialite by Carmen Falcone
  • The Vampire’s Pet: Part One: Prince of the City by S.E. Lund <— VAMPIRE ALERT!…While her parents are away on a trip, Calla is drawn into a mysterious world that exits just under the surface and into the arms of a young man with powers she can’t escape and attractions she can’t resist. Out of the storm clouds materializes Kier MacLaughlin who asks for refuge in her family’s guesthouse to escape his enemies. Unable to refuse his request, Calla provides him shelter...”
  • Accidental Sire (Half-Moon Hollow Series Book 14) by Molly Harper <— MOLLY HARPER PARANORMAL COMEDY ROMANCE ALERT!…When his new girlfriend is killed in a freak Ultimate Frisbee accident, he’s determined to save her, no matter the cost, even if it means bringing her into the darkness of vampire life!”
  • One Week with the Marine (Love on Location) by Allison Gatta <— HER BEST FRIEND IS A MARINE & HE WANTS TO SETTLE DOWN... “U.S. Marine Holden Morris has never backed down from a challenge. And this time, that challenge is persuading wild child Avery Forrester, the woman he’s loved his entire life, to marry him. He wants the whole deal—a wife, a family. But convincing her to become a military wife won’t be easy...”
  • Casual Affair (Slow Seductions) by Melanie Munton
  • Bonding Games (Tropical Temptation) by Cathryn Fox
  • Chance Seduction (The Seduction Series) by Jess Dee

                  

PREORDERS (some going live at midnight!!! And a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. The Difference Between Us: An Opposites Attract Novel by Rachel Higginson – July 25th 2017
  2. Wildfire: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews – July 25th 2017
  3. All or Nothing at All (The Billionaire Builders Book 3) by Jennifer Probst - July 25th 2017
  4. Say No More (Gravediggers Book 3) by Liliana Hart – July 25th 2017
  5. Cross Check: A Bayard Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson - July 25th 2017
  6. When I Need You (The Need You Series) by Lorelei James - July 25th 2017
  7. The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez  - July 27th 2017
  8. Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled by Lauren Dane - July 25th 2017
  9. Fall by Eden Butler – July 25th 2017
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The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2)
<— FABULOUS OF ALL FABULOUSNESS!!! Fulfilling and exhilarating, twisty-turny, funny and traumatic!! How can that be? I dunno but she’s just that good. :P (P.S. Check out my review of book #1 ➔ Book Review – The Darkest Sunrise by Aly Martinez)). You can read either review first, ’cause I promise. No spoilers!!

But still, I’d rather you all go in completely blind, and just take my word for it that this is a 5-star duet. MUST READ!!! And for those that want to know more, let’s proceed, shall we? :)

This duet had my heart and my soul!!! This is NOT just a love story, my friends (although it is PLENTY of that… meet-cute, romance, steam and sweet, and angst). That said, it’s not just misunderstandings and jealousy or angst. It’s just SO much more. This is the whole shebang. The whole story.

Real life, believable drama that I could totally relate to (even though there’s no way the majority of us have ever went through, or will go through what these two characters did). And yet… I was right there with them, believing every single moment, my stomach in knots, crushing the poor love-butterflies fluttering around in there. *snort* ;)

The pacing was almost perfect. Two haunted characters (one, extremely jaded) that come together with a bit of “best friend” trickery. ;) But that meet cute had me laughing SO hard. And then… that delicious slow burn, budding via a tentative bond over a deeply personal traumas that both characters carried secretly within them. But it’s not all dark, I promise you. There is so much comedy relief. TONS OF relief, in the midst of this chaos.

“What’s that?” Porter asked, tilting his head to the papers in my hand.

“You’ll see in a little while.”

He smirked. “Naked pictures?”

I purposefully kept my face blank as I replied, “Yeah. Of Tanner.”

He narrowed his eyes. “For the record, I find you negative amounts of funny right now.”

*snort* lol I cackled so hard. P.S. Tanner is HIS hot celebrity chef brother. ;) That she calls “Sloth”. Tee heeeeeeeee!!! Oh you’ll see why.

GAH!!! This story is so perfectly laid out.

The incredible back story was revealed to us slowly but surely,  keeping me on my toes and on the edge of my seat for so many reasons. Their personal histories colliding with their current reality, and my jaw was on the floor. I simply could not put it down!!

So what’s it about? Gah!!! *bites nails*

She’s a doctor (top of her speciality) and HE’s got a young son that needs her desperately. She doesn’t want to take on any children in her practice (always referring them to other doctors), but he is desperate, and manages to finagle his way into her proximity. But OH EM GEE it is NOT easy. None of it is, and I won’t tell you why.

“Stay out of the darkness until I get there, Charlotte…”

But is it fun? YES!!!!! Er… well. That’s not very nice of me to say because there are some serious tear-jerking moments, some infuriating ones too.

Words. More f**king words. All of them the truth.

“I don’t know what to do!”

“Do what’s right!”

Those poor characters were put through the ringer!!!

How was this happening?

I’d woken up that morning with a family and a woman I was falling in love with.

And, now, my life was in shambles.

The feelings and reactions are intense, and I just know if I had videoed myself while reading, my faces would have been hilarious. DARNIT!!! I should have!!! What an opportunity for a reaction video, is a series like this. Goes to show you, I was so into it, I didn’t even think of coming out.

Nope. You will NEVER forget this duet. EVER!

Like I said in the previous review, the best is to go in blind. I pretty much did (minus having read the blurb of book #1 and going in with a slight preconceived notion). In fact, a few fellow readers said NOPE (after reading the blurb) and I must insist you guys!!!!!! GO IN!! FULL ON. Do it! I was delightfully surprised at the trajectory this one took.

…his mask faltered and revealed his true emotions—and they were heartbreaking.

Unique, exciting, introspective and enlightening. Okay, perhaps a tad predictable in some instances but written so wonderfully, the characters, scenes, setting and dialogue so realistic – right down to the children – perfection!!! Each characters is wholeheartedly their own person, it’s as if she wrote about them direct from real life.  Even if you guessed or suspected some things, the surprises and twists are SO worth it and the journey this one will take you on will be a non-stop, fulfilling ride the whole way through.

Don’t read this next part if you want to go in blind. I don’t spoil anything but don’t want you to have any preconceived notions, either as I analyze a few things…

My only hiccup (and I’m just going to nitpick for posterity’s sake so you know that, sure… I had *some* hiccups with it, BUT even WITH the hiccups, the experience as a whole, to me was 5 stars anyway):

Perhaps the last quarter and end was *slightly* rushed (and a bit confusing at first). No worries, there’s an epilogue!!! :D Okay… and maybe a super-dramatic moment that didn’t quite have to happen (but that I could still totally believe ). Eh… maybe a trigger-reaction or two that seemed bit OTT. *shrug* neutral But of course, I understand from a writing prospective, it’s to keep the emotional intensity and twists on a roll to evoke reader reactions. ;) And boy did they! Bah! Who cares about my hiccups? They were few and far between and very light. I won’t remember them. All I’ll remember is this awesome story and how it made me feel… EVERYTHING. This book (and series) took me THERE. ALL THE WAY.

5 STARS!

P.S. Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy. I’d say THIS is my favorite series of yours, yet! :D

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FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!!!! AND OMG the blurbs indicate the real kind of forbidden!!! P.S. Book #2 was JUST RELEASED!!

Maryse: MARA WHITE’S LATEST IS LIVE ALERT!!! Oooooh this blurb gives me the impression that this is a FORBIDDEN LOVE story!!

Natasha: Yes it is. The first book was meant to be a standalone but it never had a proper HEA. So she wrote this book for the people who needed it. And yes, Maryse, it’s super forbidden.

Maryse: *rubs hands together with glee*

Val: I read the first a few weeks ago! Forbidden and really great. Highly recommend. I am excited for this.

Amy: …a nice touch of angst because of the (slightly) forbidden factor. FUN!!

Nicole: Maldeamores by Mara White is really amazing!

About book #1:

Belén: I’ve loved Luciano ever since I can remember, desired him before I even knew what it meant. He’s always been the only man in my life—my constant protector, and his rejection only intensifies my need.

Luciano: I’ve never known a love more fierce than the one I feel for Belén. But I force myself to deny her no matter how much it hurts.

Our love is a sickness and both of us are infected.

Because there’s no cure for being from the same family.

 

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The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 1)
INCREDIBLE!!! Absolutely, unputdownably incredible!!!!! It’s intense, romantic, shocking, deep, funny, and so real. I devoured this one, and gasped at that jaw-dropping moment that had me clapping with glee, delighting in the trouble that was about to ensue!

And oh boy am I embarking upon it, ’cause this is a duet and there’s a HUGE reason for that! This story could not be told in just one book.

Maryse: I just want to announce that I’m ABSOLUTELY in love with this book. This author always manages to rock my world (her characters and stories are wonderfully multi-faceted, and this one had my jaw dropping. I LOVE where it went… ABSOLUTELY 5 stars!!! *oooooooof!!!* My review is coming next! :D  And I am DEVOURING book #2 (The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2)ASAP!

Melissa: Me too!!! So so good!!!

Jennie: It’s so good!

Bardee: I just finished The Darkest Sunrise….eeeeekkkk…what an emotional roller coaster in the best of ways! So so good…How am I gonna wait 8 days to read The Brightest Sunset?!?!

Maryse: Bardee!!! I LOVED IT!!!!! DYING for the next one !!!! yes. Lots of exclamation points but they’re warranted.

Jean: read The Darkest Sunrise! I’m almost done and devoured it in less than 24 hours!!

Angie: OMG. I LOVE this one too. Bk #2 is on my kindle, but I am sick over the thought of what’s going to happen and haven’t started reading it. I’m such a wimp. Hahahahahahah.

Maritza: Just finished. 5 stars for sure. Is the 27th yet?!

Maryse: I’m reading the next in the Aly Martinez duet. I have an early copy, and there is NO WAY I can keep myself from reading it after THAT ending… I can’t wait!! … that ending had me scrambling.

And yep, sure, this one ends on a cliffhanger, but it was well-rounded, right to the very end, considering. ;) That said, book #2 will definitely complete this story and I can’t wait to start it. Luckily for us, it’s going live in just a few days. :D !!! Luckily for me, I have an early copy and as soon as I post this review, I’m jumping in. Tee hee!

So what’s it about?

Easy… and yet SO hard! Two strangers (at first) that are haunted by a traumatic circumstance from their past (and I mean… truly haunted. TRULY traumatic). The kind of stuff that barely anyone can truly and personally relate to, and yet, each one of us can TOTALLY believe and feel. Both completely alone in their own personal hell…

“I’m really sorry,” Rita said. “It’s just Charlotte. She’s…”

Broken.

Ruined.

Shattered.

Just. F**king. Like. Me.

..and yet when they finally meet (she’s a renowned doctor and his young son needs her), and let go just enough to become friends, they soon realize that they seem to complete each other.

Holy. Sh!t.

There it was, blazing in her eyes.

The emptiness.

My emptiness.

I’d perfected the ability to lock my every emotion away. Hiding them from not only the world, but myself as well. If I didn’t enable the pain and fear, they had no power over me. But, as the years had passed, the hollowness left behind had been worse.

They get it. Each one has their own way of dealing (or NOT dealing with their triggers), and they truly connect, and let each other just… be.

Porter might have wanted company in the darkness. But, with a single taste of the warmth, I wanted to bask in the sunlight.

Finally. Light at the end of that dark tunnel.

For those two hours, the world kept spinning, only this time, I wasn’t frozen in place or sprinting to keep up.

Porter and I spun together.

Except for the fact that, while they may be perfect connected, they are on extremely tentative ground. I’ll let you discover why (and there are a few reasons). ;)

I didn’t know it yet. But those four simple words changed my life all over again.

There’s not much more I can say, for fear of spoiling the journey, other than I love this story (and these characters) so much, that I will continue reading it (the sequel ➔ The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2)) right now. I’m HOOKED!

5 stars!

P.S. Thank you to the author for sending me the early review copies. This story might just be your best one yet!! :D

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SATURDAY MORNING BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! Wheeeeeee!!!! surprised Look what latest book by Stephen King just went on super-sale!!!! ➔➔➔➔➔ Gwendy’s Button Box!!! I one-clicked it SO HARD! Omg that blurb gave me the heebie-jeebies and it has awesome reviews. “One day, a stranger calls to Gwendy: “Hey, girl. Come on over here for a bit. We ought to palaver, you and me.” On a bench in the shade sits a man in black jeans, a black coat like for a suit, and a white shirt unbuttoned at the top. On his head is a small neat black hat. The time will come when Gwendy has nightmares about that hat…” eek

<— HAPPY FRIDAY FINDS DAY!!! A few just went live, and I have some great recommendations (including some feedback on a few recent releases). :D

Okay I’m staring us off with my VERY OWN recommendation. The Darkest Sunrise (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 1) <— This is a MUST READ!!! It is… everything!!!

Maryse: I just want to announce that I’m ABSOLUTELY in love with this book. This author always manages to rock my world (her characters and stories are wonderfully multi-faceted, and this one had my jaw dropping. I LOVE where it went… ABSOLUTELY 5 stars!!! *oooooooof!!!* My review is coming next! :D  And I am DEVOURING book #2 ASAP!

Angie: OMG. I LOVE this one too. Bk #2 is on my kindle, but I am sick over the thought of what’s going to happen and haven’t started reading it. I’m such a wimp. Hahahahahahah.

Maryse: We should buddy read!

Bardee: I just finished The Darkest Sunrise….eeeeekkkk…what an emotional roller coaster in the best of ways! So so good…How am I gonna wait 8 days to read The Brightest Sunset?!?!

Maryse: Bardee!!! I LOVED IT!!!!! DYING for the next one !!!! yes. Lots of exclamation points but they’re warranted.

Amy: Maryse, how was The Darkest Sunset? Did it end as well as it was going for you earlier?

Maryse: Amy. It did. Darkest Sunset is AWESOME and I can’t wait to jump into #2 (which I HAVE to). HAVE. TO. If you get my drift. ;)

Take a look at what we found for the weekend!! :D

  • Swink by Adriana Locke <— LIVE!!! THEY’RE FROM OPPOSITE SIDES OF THE TRACK ALERT!! ;) “t’s obvious I’m that guy. Dominic Hughes. Her attempt at rebellion. Her bid to see what the other side of the tracks feel like. I’m okay with being used because, from where I’m sitting, the other side of the tracks have never looked so good…”
  • Elusive (Shipwreck Book 1) by L.A. Fiore <— L.A. FIORE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! HE’S A MODERN DAY PIRATE… and it’s a standalone. “Eight years later, I can’t get her out of my head. It is a mistake sailing to her island. It is a mistake reaching out to her. She doesn’t recognize me. Or maybe she does. Closure, it is all I’m after. Then my past comes back to haunt me…”
  • Hooked by Brenda Rothert <— HOCKEY STAR SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! She’s becomes his housekeeper…Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper…”
  • The Hang Up (First Impressions) by Tawna Fenske <— SUPER-BARGAIN!! SHE’S TRYING TO CLEAN UP HIS IMAGE ALERT!! “PR specialist Miriam Ashley makes her living cleaning up bad boys. Mountain climber-turned-CEO Jason Sanders should be an easy fix. And with a nephew to care for, he’s motivated…”
  • The Iron Tiara: A Nine Minutes Spin-Off Novel by Beth Flynn <— BETH FLYNN’S RECENT BIKER SERIES SPINOFF RELEASE and we have feedback!!
Kim: Just finished The Iron Tiara by Beth Flynn ~ absolutely freaking amazing!!! If you read Nine Minutes this is a MUST read. I was jumping up and down once I finished it!!!
  • After You: A Sapphire Falls Novel by Erin Nicholas <— SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! But at first, it’s a fake-out! “…It’s only for six weeks. Surely Hannah can survive living in her hometown and helping her grandmother for six short weeks. If she doesn’t leave the house more than necessary. And puts on a show of being the same girl everyone remembers. And absolutely avoids Kyle Ames.  But that strategy evaporates the moment she sees Kyle again...”
  • American Queen by Sierra Simone <— SEXY TRIO ALERT!! Tessa has brought this sexy series back with her love for it!

Tessa: I finished reading American Queen and OMG, I loved it. Not just because it was hot, but because of the emotions and everything that happened. … I will say, if you anyone reads American Queen, try to avoid the prologue until later. I’ll even tell you where later. That ruins a little of the unknown. Amy, read it.  :P

Julie: I’ve read American Queen and loved it. Don’t be scared. Really good.

Annie: Right now I have started Arjay Lewis’ Fire in the Mind and I love it. You have the paranormal and the mind games it’s perfect. It’s a series and book 2 coming out in August I think looks better then this one! arjaylewis.com for it’s info. It’s a huge recommendation for those that like a little mystery and paranormal read.

  • You Never Know by Mary Calmes <— M/M ROMANCE! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT! “...Mitch returned for three reasons: to raise his sons where he grew up, to move his furniture business and encourage it to thrive, and to win Hagen back. Years away made it perfectly clear the young man he loved in high school is the only one for him. The problem? He left town and they have not talked since...”
  • Trust by Kylie Scott <— FEEDBACK ON KYLIE SCOTT’S LATEST!! Julie recommends it!
Julie: BTW I finished Trust by Kylie Scott and really liked. More of a mature YA book. Sometimes nice to read those and get away from all the hot and heavy sex scenes all the time. Not saying I don’t like but kind of nice to see it “high school”. Even tho we did all that stuff in high school the nitty gritty is not written down. Would definitely recommend.
  • To Hate Adam Connor by <– Ella Maise <— FAMOUS SINGLE FATHER ACTOR IS HER NEW NEIGHBOR ALERT!!! Tessa says we need to read it!
  • Tessa: Alright, everyone go and read To Hate Adam Connor. Total happy Swoonfest! I didn’t want to stop reading it, and seriously stayed up a little late last night not wanting to stop. Well, then fell asleep anyway because I was tired.  :P Seriously, go read it! And if you haven’t read To Love Jason Thorne, read that one too.
  • Chasing Destiny (Silver Tip Pack Book 2) by Megan Erickson <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  • LOGAN: Cowboy Bodyguard (Alpha Male Master Series Book 4) by Maggie Carpenter
  • Smolder Road (Scorch Series Romance Thriller Book 6) by Toby Neal and Emily Kimelman
  • The Bars Between Us by A.S. Teague <— SHE’S ALL CLASS & HE’S ALL BAD BOY BARTENDER ALERT!…I don’t have a damn thing in common with the beautiful rich girl who walks into my bar; she’s southern class, fancy cars, and designer shoes. I’ve got a drunk for a mother, a cheater for a father, and a reputation for trouble I’ve more than earned. I look the other way, pretending I don’t notice how perfect she is. She wouldn’t give me the time of day anyway. Until she shatters that first impression…”
  • The Idea of You: A Novel by Robinne Lee <— FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT!! Yep!!!! Back on the list again, ’cause everyone is STILL loving it! Bianca’s back and she’s on a roll!
Bianca: So after i emailed you on Friday night, I had to keep the momentum going (even though it was like 1am here in Australia)!! I started reading The Idea of You and it was so so so good!! Every time I finish a great read and I have that need to jump into another great book without a rest period, I always ask myself ‘what are the chances I’m going to like this???’ Let’s hope I can back it up with an equally good third book.
  • Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors by Adam Nevill <— THE COVER GAVE ME THE HEEBS ALERT!! It’s a COLLECTION OF SHORT HORROR STORIES with great reviews. Even Stephen King is mentioned in the accolades… and it’s a Kindle Daily deal today.
               

 

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  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans all of your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!

  1. The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis <— MULTIPLE NARRATORS!!

Jennifer recommends it! “I’m listening to the audio version of The Female of the Species and it’s awesome. Three different voices for P.K., Jack, and Alex. I highly recommend it.”

Anna: I read this one a few months back. Went in blind except for a few friends strongly encouraging me to read it, and absolutely loved it. I felt like it addressed some important topics in interesting ways in addition to being a great read. I also recommend the audiobook version which is really well narrated by multiple narrators for those of you who enjoy listening to your books.

PREORDERS (next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Malentendido (Misunderstood) by Mara White – July 22nd 2017
  2. When I Need You (The Need You Series) by Lorelei James – July 25th 2017
  3. The Difference Between Us: An Opposites Attract Novel by Rachel Higginson – July 25th 2017
  4. Wildfire: A Hidden Legacy Novel by Ilona Andrews – July 25th 2017
  5. All or Nothing at All (The Billionaire Builders Book 3) by Jennifer Probst - July 25th 2017
  6. Say No More (Gravediggers Book 3) by Liliana Hart – July 25th 2017
  7. Accidental Sire (Half-Moon Hollow Series) by Molly Harper - July 25th 2017
  8. Cross Check: A Bayard Hockey Novel by Kelly Jamieson - July 25th 2017
  9. When I Need You (The Need You Series) by Lorelei James - July 25th 2017
  10. Whiskey Sharp: Unraveled by Lauren Dane - July 25th 2017
  11. Fall by Eden Butler – July 25th 2017
  12. The Difference Between Us: An Opposites Attract Novel by Rachel Higginson – July 25th 2017
  13. The Brightest Sunset (The Darkest Sunrise Duet Book 2) by Aly Martinez  - July 27th 2017
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Tracie’s question is short and sweet, but considering the subject matter, I have no doubt this is one that has been read by some in our book-crew for sure! ;) *waggles eyebrows*

She hasn’t read it yet, but she wants to!!

Tracie asks:

I’m trying to find a series of books that has 3 male friends that own a strip club? I read a blurb, but i didn’t write it down, it sounded so good!

Stumped!!!

Anyone?

Lauren: Are they also escorts? I’ve read one with 3 friends that own a club but they were escorts.

Nicole: Is it the Walk Of Shame (Full Series) by Victoria Ashley??

Nicolle: Living in Sin (The Escort Series Book 1)!!!’ It’s so good

Jen: Could it be J.A. Huss’s Turning series? Or maybe K.M. Scott’s Club X series?

Lindsay: Could it be the Playboys in Love series by Gina Maxwell? First book is Shameless. I don’t think it’s a club they own, but more like a service.

Marina: This sounds extremely familiar to me but I don’t have a good memory. While searching I came across Tessa Bailey’s “Serve” series. “Owned by Fate”, “Exposed by Fate” which involves an owner of a BDSM club but not sure it involved brothers owning. And I feel I remember brothers too.

    

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Okay so we’ve read quite a few in this genre (so much fun reading about two strangers, or even acquaintances that are stuck together and develop a bond). All that initial annoyance, and even angst is so fun!

But what makes this one difference is it’s an older book!

Fay asks:

HIII. I read a an amazing book about 10 years ago, and cannot now remeber the title. Would so love to read it again.

What I can remember is that it was a marriage of convience. Think the heroines name was Gail maybe?  Think the heroine entered the marriage to help her father not to lose money or something like that. The couple was really different and disliked each other, different upbringings and the heroine thought of the hero as a snob.

They were with other people in the beginning as well.  The heroine had a boyfriend and the hero dated. The author was male, think John something maybe?

Help please!

Does anyone remember this one?

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Franzi is looking for this book and LOL!!! :P I can imagine that scene in my head already. I bet someone here knows it, ’cause I have no doubt this one’s unforgettable!

Does anybody know the name of the book:

Girl meets famous actor at a wedding. They are paired up to walk down the aisle, he is too late for rehearsal and she’s pissed and tricks him and tells him they have to dance down the aisle or something like this…

Anyone?

Kathy: It is Cake: A Love Story by J. Bengtsson. He is a rock star and not an actor. Love, love this book. Maryse, you need to read this book!

Stacy: Loved Cake!!!

Maryse: I DO Kathy!!!! In fact, I even have the audiobook!!! :D YAY ME!! And thank you for that answer. *hug*

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