UPDATE!!!! First… Happy birthday to AMY!!!! *big squeeeeeezy hug* and we need birthday cake martinis!!!!
<— Ohhh you guys, the reviews are fast and furiously delighted with this one (over 70 reviews and almost ALL of them 5 stars – with just a few 4 stars), and so I’m highlighting it again today, since it’s the major “standout” for this Friday list!!
PLUS! Hollywood Dirt by Alessandra Torre <— I’m going to bring back another major standout right now because I just posted the review, and yes… as you already know, I am ABSOLUTELY SHOUTING IT FROM THE ROOFTOPS!!! I thought I was maybe… you know… taking a mini-breather from sweet contemporary romance, because my psych-thriller adrenaline rushes were totally doing it for me, but this one brought me RIGHT back!! THIS is why I love sweet and funny and witty and angsty romance. So this is my recommendation to you!
P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).
EBOOK BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order).
- Grayson’s Vow by Mia Sheridan <— JUST RELEASED!!! ONE OF OUR FAVORITE AUTHORS ALERT!! She’s finally struggling but incredibly resourceful, and he’s emotionally withdrawn and struggling to keep things together… “What begins as a temporary business arrangement, soon evolves into more as vivacious, spirited Kira challenges detached, arrogant Grayson to want more from life. To want more for himself. But as their wills clash and fiery passion ignites, they’ll realize that sometimes the past creates walls too difficult to climb, and that lies and deception rarely precede a happily every after.“
- Tainted Black (A Forbidden Romance) by Shanora Williams <— JUST RELEASED & FORBIDDEN!! Her BEST FRIEND’S FATHER ALERT!! “Tainted Black is a forbidden love-story about a girl who helplessly falls for her best friend’s father. After a tragic accident ends the life of Theo Black’s wife, he turns to the one person he has always found interesting. Chloe Knight, the girl from across the street, his daughter’s best friend, and a person that is considered completely off limits for him.“
- One That Got Away: Motorcycle Club Romance (Hades’ Spawn Motorcycle Club Series Book 2) by Lexy Timms <— JUST RELEASED BIKER BOOK! “Emily saw through the tough-guy façade, his leather jacket and motorcycle. She gave her heart to him. An accident on Luke’s motorcycle brought things to a screeching halt when her parents forbade her to see him again. Neither forgot about the other…“
- Stupid Love (New Adult Romance) (Stupid in Love Book 3) by Cindy Miles <— JUST RELEASED!!
- Out of Time Series Box Set (Books 1-3) (Out Of Time Box Set) by Monique Martin <— THREE BOOK SERIES BUNDLE!
- The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson <—5-stars from me
- The Secret Life of Amy Bensen Series by Lisa Renee Jones <— Kantie went crazy for this one!! “Oh my goodness! Can we just talk about how unbelievably great Lisa Renee Jones’ Secret Life of Amy Benson series is?! Am I the only one that is LOVING it so much I don’t want it to end?? Thank goodness I still have book 4!!!!! If you haven’t read it, you should…like NOW!“
- A Stone in the Sea (Bleeding Stars Book 1) by A.L. Jackson <— ROCK STAR ALERT! And because he needs to “lay low” for awhile he goes to a small town to decompress… “When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense grey eyes tangle with hers…“
- Broken (The Broken Romance Series Box Set) (A Sports Romance) (MMA Romance) by Claire Adams <— The WHOLE series bundled (almost 500 pages of FIGHTER romance!!)
- Breathless (The Breathless Romance Series Box Set) (A Sports Romance) (Hockey Romance) by Claire Adams <— This one too!!! The WHOLE series bundled (HOCKEY STAR romance!!)
- Gypsy Brothers: The Complete Series by Lili St. Germain <— MUCH LOVED SERIES ALL BUNDLED AT A BARGAIN PRICE!!! Antonella found us this one!! “The Gypsy Brothers series (bundle of all 7 books plus an extra) by Lili St Germain is on sale. I think you guys would love it – revenge, love, drama, all mashed together into one epic hot saga. Highly recommend and at that price it’s a bargain!“
- Home No More by Leddy Harper <— SHE WAS KIDNAPPED!! ”I wasn’t who I thought I was. No one was. I had been kidnapped when I was young, and everything I had been told was all a lie.”
- Only Trick by Jewel E. Ann <— Celeste LOVED it! “I read Only Trick by Jewel E. Ann the other day – I couldn’t put it down. I liked the first half better than the second – the sexual tension was off the charts, and it’s difficult to maintain that, of course, once a couple’s ‘together’, but really, you have to read this one! “
- Lord of The Isles by Debbie Mazzuca <— Michelle recommends this one! “I enjoyed Lord of the Isles last week. Always looking for a good time travel while I wait for the next Outlander book.”
- Alex: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel (Carolina Cold Fury Hockey Book 1) by Sawyer Bennett <— Lisa got a kick out of these hot hockey players! “Spent the last few days getting to know Cold Fury Hockey players. Thank you Sawyer Bennett.”
- The Here and Now by Anne Brashares <— OMG THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!!! Lisa just found us this one! “Ann Brashares released The Here and Now last year. ‘Follow the rules. Remember what happened. Never fall in love.’ Sounds wonderful…about a girl from another place and time and a boy who can never know her secret.” OH YESSSSS!!! I can’t even pick out the best part of the blurb… the whole darn thing gave me the *jolts* “This is the story of seventeen-year-old Prenna James, who immigrated to New York when she was twelve. Except Prenna didn’t come from a different country. She came from a different time—a future where a mosquito-borne illness has mutated into a pandemic, killing millions and leaving the world in ruins. Prenna and the others who escaped to the present day must follow a strict set of rules: never reveal where they’re from, never interfere with history, and never, ever be intimate with anyone outside their community. Prenna does as she’s told, believing she can help prevent the plague that will one day ravage the earth. But everything changes when Prenna falls for Ethan Jarves. “
- The Syrian Virgin: A Young Woman’s Journey From War in Syria to Love in New York (The Syrian Virgin Series Book 1) by Zack Love <— MIGHT MAKE YOU TOSS & TURN ALERT!! Bringing this one back because MichelleS absolutely loved it!! “Julien Morales (the bad boy professor) is TOTALLY doing it for me. He’s complex and wicked and smart….” and then… ”I devoured The Syrian Virgin and am moving on to the second book, which wraps up the story. Totally invested in these characters. Thought about it all day yesterday and tossed and turned last night because of it. I love it when a book does that to me.”
- Kissed by Carla Krae <— Anna found us a Wattpad freebie!! “I looove Wattpad, really. Oh, I’m currently reading one of the books mentioned here: “Kissed” by Carla Krae, it’s amazing <3 …”
- Strawberries for Dessert (Coda Series Book 4) by Marie Sexton <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT and bev’s favorite of the year! “Strawberries for Dessert. Read it this year and think it would go on my year favorites list.”
- The Soul Mate (The Holy Trinity Book 1) by Madeline Sheehan <— And the FREEBIE recommendation of the week is this one! Actually the WHOLE The Holy Trinity Series is GREATLY loved in our group.. in fact I think one of ‘em is rocking back and forth in the corner over there… LOL!!!!
MichelleS: OMG! Trinity and Xan!!! YES!!! So glad someone else showed them some love.
Amy: MichelleS! Are you just dying for the third book like I am??? And you did read the novella #2.5, didn’t you? I honestly don’t know which team I’m on…Xan has some groveling to do but I still love him, and Gerik won me back over in book 2. *sigh* That little Gerik problem though…no idea how that is going to work itself out.
MichelleS: Amy – yes, dying for book3 – actually asked her on her FB page when it was coming out! I read the Novella – and I am team Xan all the way. The Gerik “problem” took him out of the running for me. I hated Xan early on, but he can call me fata anytime! swoon….
fabi: MichelleS, SOLD!!! squeeee meeee I’m excited about that series. Now I have two I want to read asap. Omg MichelleS and the first one is free. Yeaa me.
Amy: “Squeeeee me”…I like that Fabi!!! New term for us!!
Ela: MichelleS and Amy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! TEAM GERIK ALL THE WAY!!!!!! I don’t care about his “little/big” problem!!!!!!!!!!!! HE WILL FIND A WAY TO HIS SOUL MATE DAMMIT!!!!!!!!! FATA XAN CAN GO *spoiler* THE BASTARD! Of course you know who I picture as Xan???? Jason Momoa….*swoon* so I might *pinches fingers* eventually switch BUT ONLY IF GERIK you know YOU KNOW….
Amy: LOL ELA!!!! Gah, the end of book 2 broke my heart. That whole mind link and how she knew what his thoughts were, even when he was…you know…oh, my heart.
Ela: AMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE END OF BOOK 2 I HAD HEART PALPITATIONS AND KEPT ROCKING BACK AND FORTH SAYING NO NO NO NON NONOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO JUST NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And if Xan was described with blond dreds then I ignored that description and just automatically pictured Jason *yum*! Now my heart is hurting all over again *gahhhhh* GERIK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And for AUDIOBOOK LOVERS
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PRE-ORDERS for the next two weeks!
- Breathe: A Submission Series Standalone (The Submission Series) by C.D. Reiss – September 14th 2015
- The Driven Series Boxed Set – Limited Edition (Books 1-4) by K. Bromberg – September 14th 2015
- The Affiliate (Ascension Book 1) by K.A. Linde – September 15th 2015
- The Skeleton King (Dartmoor Book 3) by Lauren Gilley – September 15th 2015
- Screwed by Kendall Ryan – September 15th 2015
- Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons) by Christina Lauren - expected release date September 15th 2015
- Hard Love: The Hacker Series #5 by Meredith Wild – September 15th 2015
- Forgotten Desires: A short story in aid of The Eve Appeal by Jodi Ellen Malpas – September 21st 2015
- Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson - September 22nd 2015
- Sinful Desire by Lauren Blakely – September 22nd 2015
- Unlawful Desire (ALFA PI Book 2) by Chelle Bliss - September 22nd 2015