Latest Friday Finds! More Five-star Reader Recommendations – 01-15-16

by Maryse on January 15, 2016 · 165 comments

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Today is an extra special post ’cause TWO highly anticipated books in series we LOVED have just gone live!!! A super-angsty romance one with all sorts of painful life twists (Suanne Laqueur’s The Fish Tales Series <— I read #1 & #2 and loved ‘em) AND…

<— A gritty bad-ass biker one (that one there to the left from Lauren Gilley’s Dartmoor Series). In fact, while I’m showing the cover, the author says:

“I pulled the trigger tonight. It’s so fresh, the cover’s not even showing up yet on the Amazon page…” <— LOL!! It’s true… almost looks like a pre-order without the book cover, but nope! It’s live!

Ready to see what else we’ve found, and what the latest reader recommendations are?

P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).

P.P.S. Don’t have a Kindle? No problem! Amazon offers various free Kindle apps and a free Kindle Cloud reader for any and ALL of us to use. You can either use the free Kindle App for your smartphone, tablet, AND your desktop computer (just like you’re using a Kindle, but right through your web browser <— No need to download anything! :D )

JUST RELEASED!!!! SURPRISE!!! :D

  1. Secondhand Smoke (Dartmoor Book 4) by Lauren Gilley <— JUST RELEASED!!! GRITTY MC/BIKER BOOK LOVERS REJOICE!!! Kandace and Teresa just found us a HUGE new release that just went live!! Kandace found it! “Secondhand Smoke by Lauren Gilley is LIVE. This is the author who wrote Fearless. I’m so excited!” and Teresa is excited too! “Maryse Secondhand Smoke by Lauren Gilley is live. I loved her book Fearless this book looks so good can wait to start reading it!!!!
  2. Here to Stay (The Fish Tales Book 3) by Suanne Laqueur <— Happy SQUEEEEE!!!!!! I LOVED book #1 and #2 (they made my best of 2015 list) and #3 (I believe this is the finale) is LIVE!!! #1 & #2 read well as standalones, but this one is the sequel to those… (P.S.: My review of #1 and My review of #2) and Sadie has already started it! “Started today!!! Already highlighting up a storm per usual with her books.” and Lisa asks:

Lisa: So can I go from book 1 to book 3? Or is reading 2 important? I read somewhere number 2 was from Daisy’s POV.

Sadie: I loved book 2. Even more than 1 actually. And you learn a lot about Daisy and other characters’ journeys.

Lisa: Ok thx!

Maryse: Agreed! Daisy’s book was my favorite (#2) but BOTH are amazing and completely different experiences.

  1. Life Interrupted by Yessi Smith <— LOST HER MEMORY she lost her memory but… “…when Travis Keillar comes into my life everything changes. The memories I’ve lost become unimportant to the memories I’m creating with him. For the first time since I opened my eyes that fateful day in the hospital, life smiles back at me. Until it doesn’t. Until he comes back for me…”
  2. Slave to Love by Julie A. Richman <— OFFICE ROMANCE & a love/hate relationship!! “He was a royal pr*ck.The night we met, he ignored me.Then Mr. Big Shot CEO grabbed my ass in a business meeting. My boss just loaned me out to this guy. Now, we’re working on a major project together…”
  3. The Final KO by Jessica Florence <— MMA FIGHTERS!! “…when Arson Kade, MMA’s top fighter and notorious manwhore declares he’s that man for me I have my doubts. Any sane woman would…”
  4. Scandalous (A Scandalous Novella) #1 (The Scandalous Serial) by Danielle Jamie <— STUDENT TEACHER SCANDAL! “She’s the hot new professor. He’s the star quarterback…”
  5. Progress by Amalie Silver <— NOT HIS USUAL TYPE ALERT!I admit, I didn’t think much of Charlie at first. She was rounder than the girls who usually caught my eye. Not my type. But when I saw her sitting in that booth alone, for the first time something in my mind or my instincts or my heart told me to join her…
  6. Our Impossible Love by Durjoy Datta <— TWO NEW ADULTS ATTEMPT TO FIGURE LIFE OUT “Life takes a strange turn when Danish, the confused idiot, is appointed as the student counsellor to Aisha. Between the two of them they have to figure out love, life, friendship—most of all, themselves.”
  7. Flashback by Christy Gissendaner <— RETRO ROCK STAR ROMANCE ALERT! “On summer break from college, she agrees to accompany her father on tour with Jericho and discovers beneath the guyliner and long hair is a songwriter who’s been misunderstood, molded into something he doesn’t want to be…”
  8. No Promises: A New Adult Contemporary Romance by N. Raines <— SHE WANTS TO SAVE HIM ALERT!He’s caught in a dark place he can’t escape on his own. He can’t make Sam any promises of love. Promises are too easily broken. Sam spends her life taking care of sick and homeless animals. She’s never met a stray she didn’t love, and Rick is the most important rescue she’ll ever make.
  9. Match Me If You Can by Michele Gorman <— THREE BEST FRIENDS, RECYCLED EXES & A DATING SITE:So when Catherine, London’s finest matchmaker, gets Rachel and Sarah to join her dating site where they can recycle their ex-boyfriends in exchange for an upgrade, they soon realize that anything could happen . . . Three best friends, proving that sometimes it really isn’t you… it’s him.
         

 

FIVE-STAR READER RECOMMENDATIONS (and bargain finds!) :D (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order).

  1. Captive Prince: Book One of the Captive Prince Trilogy by C. S. Pacat <— OUR FELLOW READERS ARE LOVING THIS LIKE CRAZY!! This one appears to be the hit of the week and a new release is coming out in just a couple of weeks! Perhaps there’s an unredeemable character in this one? I think so ’cause they are hating on one certain character. Tee hee!! I love when that happens! fabi says: “’…I hate Laurent. His court is full of weasels. I’m praying for Damen but that seems like a useless prayer. He’s so f****d. I’m so into this book, I just want to talk and talk and talk about it. neutral
  2. This Love by Samantha Victoria <—SHE SAID IT GAVE HER SAME FEELING BEAUTIFUL DISASTER DID ALERT! Katie HIGHLY recommends this one, and she said some magic words!!! “Ok so there is a book that I really think you would enjoy. It gave me the same feeling as Beautiful Disaster. I was in a funk after…it was that good. It’s called “This Love” by Samantha Victoria… 5 star for sure..lol. As soon as I read it I thought of you…
  3. Written In Red: A Novel of the Others by Anne Bishop <— AWESOME BOOK ALERT! Kathy found one of our favorites on super-sale (This one made my best of 2015 list!!) Kathy says: “I have heard great things about this book from some of your members so when I saw it was on sale, …I snapped it up. So excited to finally read this one.”
  4. Grave Mercy (His Fair Assassin Trilogy Book 1) by Robin LaFevers <— FANTASY & ON SUPER-SALE! “Seventeen-year-old Ismae escapes from the brutality of an arranged marriage into the sanctuary of the convent of St. Mortain, where the sisters still serve the gods of old. Here she learns that the god of Death Himself has blessed her with dangerous gifts—and a violent destiny.
  5. January: Calendar Girl Book 1 by Audrey Carlan <— SHE BECOMES A HIGH-PRICED ESCORT & THIS ONE JUST MADE #1 on the NYT BEST SELLERS LIST!! And Marie says: “Amazing series from start to finish 5*!!!! Would defiantly recommend!!xxx”
  6. The Score (Off-Campus Book 3) by Elle Kennedy <— LISA GIVES IT 5 SQUISHY HEART STARS!!! It’s back on the list ’cause it’s still rocking worlds! Lisa: “Dean *sigh* just…..*sigh* The Score was ahhhhmaaazing. Just loved being in his head. And loved the way Elle gave us radio silence from his pov when it all went to shit….just ramped up the heartache for him. Best in series so far Elle Kennedy!! Five squishy heart stars for me.” and fabi agrees! “I seem to have a permanent smile plastered on my face any time I read one of Elle Kennedy’s novels. I just live her coming of age stories. The college shenanigans are a hoot.”
  7. Ricochet by Keri Lake <— DARK READ ALERT!! Cristina just read this one! ““Ricochet” and talk about doing a 180! Whew that book is not for the light hearted, but with that cover and blurb?! Couldn’t resist! Another one off my TBR list. It was fantastic, but has some graphic violence, so beware if that’s not your thing. Me? I’m more HBO than Lifetime. It had me on the edge of my seat! LOVED IT! Shared it with my hubby and he was impressed!
  8. For those of you that missed it ➜ Maryse’s 2015 Top Ten Favorite Books List!! AND!! 2015 Reader Favorites!
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  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as AUDIOBOOKS AT AN AH-MAZING PRICE!<—Audiobooks for ebook super-sale prices. I’m thrilled with that, and what’s fun is you can flip flop from reading it, to listening to it without losing your spot… This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans 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! (This is the “Whispersync” thingie).

      

PRE-ORDERS (next week’s)

  1. The Darkest Fire (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter – January 18th 2016
  2. Time and Space by Rachel Robinson - January 18th 2016
  3. Hard Ever After (Hard Ink) by Laura Kaye – January 19th 2016
  4. Happily Ever Ninja (Knitting in the City Book 5) by Penny Reid – January 19th 2016
  5. Feverborn: A Fever Novel by Karen Marie Moning <— January 19th 2015
  6. Cunning (Infidelity Book 2) by Aleatha Romig - January 19th 2015
  7. Rapturous (Quantum Series Book 4) by M.S. Force - January 19th 2015
  8. Tempted, Twisted, Tamed: The Dark Protectors Novellas by Rebecca Zanetti - January 19th 2015
  9. Blue: A Novel by Danielle Steele - January 19th 2015
  10. Appealed by Emma Chase - January 19th 2015
  11. Naughty Wishes Part I: Body by Joey W. Hill - January 19th 2015
  12. Forgotten Promises by Jessica Lemmon - January 19th 2015
  13. Xavier Cold (Hard Knocks Book Two) (Hard Knocks Book Series 2) by Michelle A. Valentine <— January 20th 2016
  14. Sketch by Laramie Briscoe  – January 21st 2016
  15. Glass Sword (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard - February 9th 2016
  16. The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead - April 5th 2016
  17. A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses) by Sarah J. Maas <— May 3rd 2016

 

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Theresa January 15, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Just saw Pepper Winter Rule and Ruin for . 99 was the on someone’s rec list?

Fabi January 15, 2016 at 12:03 PM

I’m dying. Honest to goodness dying. Because I don’t have time to read all the books I want to read. Even if I didn’t work, shower, eat or sleep, I wouldn’t have time to read all the books I want to read.

From this list alone I’ve already targeted
January Calendar Girl (#1 on NYT, omg),
Richochet (that is one seriously good looking dude on the cover),
Our Impossible Love (same feel as BD, ugh, that’s a no brainer),
Flashback (a punky misunderstood songwriter? umm, yeah, I’m all over that),
This Love (“delicious bad-boy” in the blurb, got me for sure)

*sigh* I’m dead. I haven’t even looked at the pre-orders which I know are shouting my name. The ones I had lined up to read next are cringing in fear of being moved back in line.

Theresa January 15, 2016 at 12:45 PM

Maryse I think Hard Ever After is 2/2 release?????? I thought I goofed but Amazon says 2/2 when I pulled up your link.

Theresa January 15, 2016 at 12:48 PM

Alessandra Torre has cover reveal but no preorder until March she states for Chloe. Thats her compiled Cosmo story that I did not follow. Anyone follow it????

Anne January 15, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Just one clicked Slave to Love. I love office romances! Also getting Our Impossible Love and This Love :)

Are we BR Captive Prince tomorrow?

I am reading Debt by Nina G. Jones but don’t know how I feel about it :/

Fabi January 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Anne, some of us have already started Captive Prince, and some *cough, Michelle, cough* have already finished it. So please, jump on in. I need someone else to vent with.

Tessa January 15, 2016 at 1:00 PM

2 dollars for Written in Red? Um… Everyone buy it! :) I just got it for my Kindle instead of (I think Kobo? I don’t want to go searching for it.) Greave Mercy looks good! It looks like some major angsty can happen. Then three wants in the pre-orders: Court of Mist and Fury, Glass Sword and of course, Feverborn! :D

Thank you Maryse!

Anne January 15, 2016 at 1:02 PM

Oh and Flashback sounds great too! So many books so little time!

Sandra January 15, 2016 at 1:04 PM

Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown looks good.
NA releasing Tuesday by new author.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TY3ZO8C/ref=pe_385040_112047530_TE_DP

Maryse January 15, 2016 at 3:23 PM

My pleasure, my friends, and every one you guys have mentioned are exactly the standouts, to me. Especially for me:

January Calendar Girl
Ricochet
Our Impossible Love

YES YES YES!!!

Maryse January 15, 2016 at 3:24 PM

Thank you Theresa!!

I will take that one out… looks like the date got pushed back from when I first found it.

:D

Laura January 15, 2016 at 3:29 PM

Maryse *waves for her attention* ok I’m confused so I looked up gena showalters the darkest fire and it’s already out for 99p? Has been since May 2010? And when I click on ur link it’s a different cover but the blurb is the same seeeee confused!?!? Oh hey guys how are we all? The freak is freaking out here lol

Tessa January 15, 2016 at 4:18 PM

It’s a re-release. I think the Kindle edition is just being re-released on accident? Not sure. Same is happening with Darkest Fire.

Anne January 15, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Finished Debt and it was too much for me. I just could never forgive him for what he did. Just no! There’s boundaries that shouldn’t be crossed. I don’t mind violence and dirty sex etc but what he did its unforgivable. So yeah this book was not for me but at least I did finish it.

Amy January 15, 2016 at 5:53 PM

I’m intrigued by This Love after the BD comparison. Anyone else feel nostalgic when being reminded of books like BD, Slammed and Thoughtless? Those were books from my “early NA reading days” and I miss the newness of the feelings those books stirred up. *sigh*

Anne…is that one from the Indebted series by Pepper Winters?

Anne January 15, 2016 at 6:40 PM

Amy no its from Nina G. Jones.

Oh yes I remember when I first read Slammed. It was such a unique book back then that I remember staying up until 3:00 am till I finished it. It was so powerful and beautiful. I should re-read it soon.

bev January 15, 2016 at 7:10 PM

Moon Called is 1.99. First Mercy book. Buy it ladies. Buy it like there is no tomorrow.
I just did. Have been wanting to do a re-read for forever.

bev January 15, 2016 at 7:17 PM

Hopefully be reading in an hour or so. It is either a curl up with a book or movie type night.

Theresa January 15, 2016 at 7:23 PM

Yes on the Patricia Briggs. The first ones were great, lasted ones got a little too weird for me but of course I still am reading the series. One of the classics.

Cheryl January 15, 2016 at 7:34 PM

This is a first for me. I have so many new releases that I want to read that I am feeling so overwhelmed!! I agree Fabi, not enough time to read! *thunk*

ACED, Here To Stay, Your Irresistible Love, Hearts In Darkness Duet, Unhinge and don’t get me started on next week’s releases.

Have to decide if I am going to read Iced & Burned before Feverborn. So mixed based on comments about those two books. Can I just read Burned?

Theresa January 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM

Marsye, Lynn Rae Harris and Ivy/wright have new Bayou book both releasing 1/16.

Fabi January 15, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Cheryl, personally, I would say you have to read Iced first. But maybe if I wasn’t so OCD about reading things in order, I could picture skipping Iced. I think your imagination could fill in a few of the blanks when you read Burned.

MichelleS January 15, 2016 at 9:05 PM

You just derailed my plans with this list. How am I supposed to start anything with Dartmoor #4 up there??? It’s AIDAN’S book. Been waiting for that. Oh Man. Now what???? I shouldn’t even read these huge lists.

MichelleS January 15, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Cheryl – I loved Iced. I waited way way way too long to read it, assuming Dani’s story wouldn’t be worth it. But it was. It made me love her even more, and i do think it’s important to the whole storyline. (Burned was a big ole disappointment for me).

MichelleS January 15, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Amy – yes, I miss the feel I got from the “early NA days” – same as the feeling I got from the “right after 50 Shades” days. But I am burned out on billionaires, kink just for the sake of it, and all the BD wanna-bes. So what is the next little mini genre we can all get into? The MC thing is still okay for me. I am thinking more romantic comedy???

bev January 15, 2016 at 9:17 PM

Cheryl, Agree. Need to read them in order.
I loved Iced. Like MichelleS didn’t think I would. She wasn’t my favorite and now want more her less Mac. It was fun.

bev January 15, 2016 at 9:37 PM

That’s a hard question. I’m not sure what the new trend will be.

Tessa January 15, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Iced had pieces that will be important later. I know that seems silly to say but with the arc and goal, stuff that were in Iced seem extremely important. Same with Burned, though I have to re-read it. I can only think of two things right now that were important, but I know there were more.

So I tried the sample of Grave Mercy and I’m just not feeling it. So what do I do? Start re-reading Written in Red. :D Yes, everyone should read Moon Called. That series is so good!

The new trend needs to happen soon. Let’s hope it’s not bully books. I love them too much for it to be a trend. *shudders*

Amy January 15, 2016 at 10:00 PM

New trend – MINDF&%KS!!!!!!

Or…you know…whatever.

Maryse January 15, 2016 at 10:25 PM

“New trend – MINDF&%KS!!!!!!” < — YES PLEASE!!! Agreed, and I’m IN! :P

Fabi January 15, 2016 at 11:36 PM

Bev, I just finished Captive Prince, and like Michelle, I’m moving straight into Prince’s Gambit.

Since you like this series, You should seriously consider reading the Measure of Devotion trilogy.

Cristina January 15, 2016 at 11:38 PM

Definitely MINDF&%KS!! It’s funny that you say that Amy because I finally finished my list of my fav books for 2015 (yes Maryse I sent it to you *smiling*) and MINDF&%KS seem to be the trend for me. LOL… I, too, remember my early NA reading days and I long for the feelings I got from books like Thoughtless, Fifty Shades, Beautiful Disaster, etc. Staying up till 4am. Reading until my eyes burned and falling asleep with my kindle on my chest. I find the only books that do that for me anymore are the ones that screw do with my mind. :-)

Cristina January 15, 2016 at 11:41 PM

I obviously can’t write tonight… In my last post I meant to write, “that do screw with my mind.” LOL…

Cristina January 15, 2016 at 11:43 PM

I’m thinking I need to try some of these psych-thrillers that Maryse recommends. I haven’t dove too deep into that genre yet. :-)

Anne January 16, 2016 at 12:08 AM

Reading Flashback and liking it so far :)

DG January 16, 2016 at 2:30 AM

Detoured off original plan and finished the Dirty Billionaire series (Dirty Together)…. I thought it was a good little series- not a hard read. Had already 1-clicked the Score but opted to read Unhinge first *mind whirling*. Wow…just wow.
Saved the Score for a Friday treat ( thought I would need a “lighter” read after Unhinge) – so glad I did. Even though I just finished the Score, I’m kinda feeling sad and was not expecting that emotion out of it….:0(

Lisa January 16, 2016 at 6:22 AM

DG I too just finished Dirty Billionaire and enjoyed it but seriously it could have been one book..a standalone, I think each book took a couple of hours to read. I liked the h, she reminded me of Summer in Hollywood Dirt, feisty country gal.
I know what you mean about The Score….the level of emotion was unexpected….I loved it.

Michelle January 16, 2016 at 7:42 AM

:0 Bev I didn’t see that double cross coming! Book 2 is really awesome! I want to finish the last 30% but I have to go to work :( Wish book 3 was out sooner because I know when I finish, I will want to keep reading!

DG January 16, 2016 at 9:05 AM

Lisa – I agree! Dirty Billionaire definitely should have been a standalone. I really enjoyed that the H/h were not the “normal” rich guy saves destitute girl. Unless the whole series is available, I really, really try to avoid cliffhangers. I am a HEA and standalone kinda girl!
The Score was another winner by Elle Kennedy. I laughed a lot – surprised my hubs didn’t question what was so funny. *sniff,sniff* I guess I was hanging on hopes that Beau would have his own book…maybe with Sabrina.

bev January 16, 2016 at 9:29 AM

Lol. You only have 30% to go in the second & I am only 30% into the first.
I read them back to back the first time and very hard not having the third book.I am reading slow but really they are pretty fast reads. But I definitely needed to re read to remember and keep things straight.

Linda January 16, 2016 at 9:53 AM

Finished The Score last night. WOW. It. Was. Amazing. And Dean and Allie? Well I just fell in love with both. Lots and lots of feels that I didn’t expect. Oh and so happy “Winston” got a little notoriety!!! Guys I prooooomise this will be a 5* read for you too!!! No idea what to read now!!! Not ready to let go of Dean.;)

Cheryl January 16, 2016 at 10:46 AM

Fabi, MichelleS & Bev- Thanks for all the comments about Iced & Burned. Guess I’ll have to hunker down and read them before I can start Feverborn. Think I did start Iced before, but dnf, Dani wasn’t my fav character either and perhaps I didn’t give the book a chance to change my mind about her. Such long books when you’re not totally in to them.

Next, trend… hmmm…MINDF&%KS is generalized so could have different MC’s- sports, rock star, actors, so a lovely combination of all my favorites!! LOL!

bev January 16, 2016 at 10:47 AM

Maryse is being very quiet. Maybe that means she has a gem of a book up her sleeve.

bev January 16, 2016 at 10:58 AM

Every time I see this I think of you ladies, lol.
http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aU_c8aabw2Y

MichelleS January 16, 2016 at 11:20 AM

Cheryl – I bet Iced surprises you – and I bet you will LOVE Dani (like we all do now). She’s such a cool character. All those candy bars…. seriously, you can’t not fall in love with her after Iced. Don’t skip these two – there are some major things that happen that I am sure would confuse you if you skipped them.

MINDF#&KS – YES!!! That’s it. because they are still keeping me interested. That, and books like Last Hour of Gann, that just have no genre, because they are so amazing.

MichelleS January 16, 2016 at 11:22 AM

Bev – LOL – Amazon and little ponies – yup, that about sums it up…..

Amy January 16, 2016 at 1:15 PM

Woo-hoo!!!!!! My girls!!! MINDF&%K PUPPY PILE!!!!

Speaking of MF’s, I actually have a few hours today to do nothing but sit and finish Unhinge. *happy dance*

Amy January 16, 2016 at 1:20 PM

OMG Bev, I love that commercial! Every time I see it, I end up getting that song stuck in my head for the rest of the day. “Little man, when you stand by my side…”

However, I think that commercial reminds you of us because SOME of us are shorties and the rest of y’all are all tall and proud like those mean horses ignoring that poor little guy. :P

bev January 16, 2016 at 1:46 PM

The only thing with those types of books or movies is they must be well crafted. Or so freaking fun you don’t notice the holes.

bev January 16, 2016 at 1:48 PM

Or maybe the little horse represents all of us WiR readers chasing after all you to read it.
Lol.

bev January 16, 2016 at 1:50 PM

MichelleS, that makes me almost snort my coffee. That “sums it up”—lol.

Laura January 16, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Oooo fabi I was just reading ur favourites list and I’m quite intrigued about illuminae I will admit I haven’t read a si fi book before soooo I’m thinking that will be the first since u were very adamant about it lol it’s on the tbr now anyways!

Fabi January 16, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Yeah, Laura. I hope you like it. Reactions seem to be either LOVE or NOT. lol, not much middle ground.

Fabi January 16, 2016 at 2:57 PM

Bev, Michelle, why, why, why do I always have to be the weird one? Something is wrong with me. I’m at 20% of Prince’s Gambit and I honestly liked the first one better. I hate being the odd man out. *pout*

bev January 16, 2016 at 3:12 PM

Lol, Fabi.
I hope it picks up for you. How is Laurent treating you?
I’m going to be stuck at 50% of first one for awhile. No reading time.

Fabi January 16, 2016 at 3:43 PM

He’s not as bad so far in book 2. But I think it would take an act of God for me to forgive him for the things he did in book 1.

Cheryl January 16, 2016 at 4:10 PM

Stirred Up by SE Hall and Angela Graham is free thru January 19. It’s a funny, lighthearted CR, and for my twin Grey, the H is a doctor, so some funny medical comedy/events.

Cheryl January 16, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Bev, I don’t know why, but I always think of the song All The Pretty Little Horses when I see that ad. :)

Yep Amy, you, me and Maryse- the pretty little horses!! ;)

Anne January 16, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Oh Fabi I think you’ll forgive Laurent. I know he did some horrible things but I am rooting for them in Kings Rising! After how Prince’s Gambit ends I need to know how things are going to work out in book 3. Less than a month to go! Yaay!!

So I am reading Flashback and its ok. Its not bad but it isn’t amazing either. Also the H’s name is Percival. I just keep picturing a British History teacher not a rockstar lol

Guys I need an epic read, one that sweeps me up my feet. It can be any subgenre (contemporary, historical, fantasy, pnr). Any suggestions?

Michelle January 16, 2016 at 4:19 PM

Haha Fabi you are weird ;) It seems everyone likes the second better and oh boy I lovveeeedddd it! The last 30% was especially WOW! I was hanging on every word and rereading some paragraphs. The ending gave me chills! GAH I need the next book right now. THIS SECOND! The scene Bev with D and L talking about Charcy gave me an ulcer…edge of my seat, just chewing on my fingernails tension! So many twists and ploys…masterful construction of a detailed plot that still flowed so smoothly. I didn’t expect book 2 to hit it out of the park when book 1 was just ok for me, although intriguing enough to obviously carry on. Bev, super awesome fantabulous rec :D

Fabi January 16, 2016 at 4:51 PM

I agree, thank you Bev, for organising such a great buddy read.

Michelle, what are you going to read next?

Michelle January 16, 2016 at 5:01 PM

I was just going through all the reader fav lists I didn’t read and saw I missed your list Fabi! Thankfully I went and backtracked posts whew ;)

I don’t know what to read. I was bouncing around the house in a happy book high and need to start something…or I will be forced to clean instead!

Cheryl January 16, 2016 at 5:34 PM

WHAT?? How did I miss your favorite’s list Fabi… just looked it up and read it. Loved your descriptions…maybe I’ll read more sci-fi/pnr/dystopian this year!! :)

Anne January 16, 2016 at 6:07 PM

Ok after I finish Flashback I am starting Ground Rules. I know book 3 is coming out Feb 23rd, not too far away :) Its going to be a completely different book for me so I am excited!

Lisa January 16, 2016 at 8:24 PM

Just squeezed in Dirty Billionaire and last night read Love in Darkness and Love in Light….all wonderful easy HEA reads with little smatterings of angst and tension. Just what I needed. Its bloody hot again here…96 degrees today expected to be up to 113 degrees by mid week. My brain melts a bit in this weather so I dont need anything to challenging to read. Beach beckoning.

Lisa January 16, 2016 at 8:27 PM

Anne Im waiting for final installment before starting GR. Thinking of tackling The Man I Love or the rockstar duo Fame and Toxic that Kelly recommended.

Lisa January 16, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Or maybe a KA…Sebring…she always gives good HEA.

bev January 16, 2016 at 9:02 PM

What are you in the mood for Michelle.

Anne January 16, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Lisa who’s the author of Fame and Toxic?

Anne January 16, 2016 at 10:02 PM

Lisa Sebring was so good!! Loved it!

Teri January 16, 2016 at 10:47 PM

A shout out for Anne Bishop’s Written in Red. I was in the mood for something different. I’m kind of becoming de-sensitized to romance novels. It was fantastic. I couldn’t put it down. The story telling is phenomenal. Thanks to everyone who recommended it.

Anne January 16, 2016 at 10:52 PM

Finished Flashback and it was just ok. It was so cliche with the innocent, insecure girl and the rockstar “bad boy” guy. I never connected with the MC’s and never truly understood why they were in love. A 2.5/5 for me.

Michelle January 16, 2016 at 11:30 PM

Bev, I didn’t really feel in the mood for anything after such a great read (yey you again!) so I just went to my default paranormal pile. I have a lot of series to continue. Went with Imp series for now but I might read some Chicagoland Vampires since I’m behind there too – couple people talking about it here got me thinking about those books again.

Teri, keep going! The rest are really amazing too and book 4 is out March 8th :D

Fabi January 16, 2016 at 11:50 PM

I have a couple of loaned books I need to get to. I have the first in the Imp series and the first in Edgelanders. Since those have time constraints I think I’m starting Imp next.

Lisa January 16, 2016 at 11:57 PM

Anne Fame and Toxic are written by Meghan Quinn and Kelly says they are her best rocker CR since Thoughtless. Sounded promising.

Teri January 17, 2016 at 2:48 AM

Michelle I will definitely keep going! I already bought #2.

bev January 17, 2016 at 3:59 AM

Fabi, did you finish?
I now need to catch up…..and then probably talk. I love all the plotting & intrigue. And yes that ending.

Lisa January 17, 2016 at 7:10 AM

Does anyone know when Lauren Stewart’s Virtually Impossible comes out….I thought it was due 2015?
I read the first in this series Darker Waters ages ago and loved it.

Grey January 17, 2016 at 9:19 AM

I finished The Score. Oh dear… that bathroom scene *giggle, snort, tears*. I liked it! I still liked The Deal better, but it was a solid read. I am wicked intrigued to see where she takes it for Tucker’s story though… wow, what a nugget to drop on us at the end there! Thank you again to Tessa for letting me borrow it, you are a rockstar. No such Murphy’s law for me though, my Amazon cards are still missing in action :’(

I have a HUGE TBR list, I really will live if I can’t buy any new books for a while. The world will not end… *I may have just had a mini-Tourette’s style outburst of profanity and looked to see what time it is and wondered if it was appropriate to open a bottle of wine*

Cheryl January 17, 2016 at 9:52 AM

Started Here To Stay last night. I love how the author writes, but it has dragged somewhat. Will stick with it because I want to see where Erik and Daisy end up.

Lisa, good to hear about the Love in Darkness duo because I think that is next on my tbr list. Although, The Baller by Vi Keeland is supposed to be released tomorrow- so that’s DEFINITELY my next read!! :)

Michelle January 17, 2016 at 9:58 AM

Fabi, the Imp series is cool, funny and the main character is just unique. I really like the first book and they supposedly get better. Half way through book 2 now and might roll right into book 3.

Bev, I really want to discuss a lot but yeah I will wait until the BR is done. I think some were starting this weekend. I still can’t get over the last third or so and the ending. I’m scared of how Laurent will eventually react…it can’t be good right?!

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 10:16 AM

Bev, yes I finished book 2 yesterday. I know I’m the odd man out, but I liked book 1 better. I ate that one up. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

Michelle, I started Imp. This is one of Tessa’s recs. Glad to hear you also liked it enough to go to book 2.

Michelle January 17, 2016 at 11:21 AM

Fabi, seriously how can you like book 1 better?! So much happens in 2…I’m surprised. I can’t list those ‘things’ but yeah you surprise me ;) Are you going to read the last book?

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

What can I say? I already admitted I’m weird. The story just didn’t go in the direction that I wanted it to. Laurent didn’t redeem himself and I seriously doubt he can. But I’ll probably read book 3 if you guys do because I adore these buddy reads.

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 12:14 PM

Question. Would you call Imp PNR or fantasy?

Michelle January 17, 2016 at 12:47 PM

More fantasy, a little of both but will put it under fantasy for now. Maybe more romance, already some, as the series goes on?

I know Laurent can’t redeem himself but I liked the contradictions. I can forgive him some since he is the product of lies and manipulation…and something ‘else’ I suspect. Really excited for the last book though since it can wrap up in so many unexpected ways!

Anne January 17, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Oh I am scared of Laurent’s actions in book 3 after that bomb dropped at the end of book 2! Can’t wait!!

Finished The Ground Rules and loved it!!! Oh Weston! He is so great! I won’t be readinf book 2 till its closer to the release of book 3, since number 1 didn’t really end on a CH.

bev January 17, 2016 at 12:57 PM

I don’t hate Laurent, though he does do terrible things. Does things to D just out of hatred. But much of what he is and does is out of survival. I enjoy seeing how his intrigues play out.
In a way it reminds me a bit of how I feel about Jaime Lannister in the books. He does something so unforgivable in the first book and yet he became one of my favorite characters to follow. Especially when he and Brienne are on their road trip.

Anne January 17, 2016 at 12:58 PM

Thank you Lisa! I’ll check it out :)

Michelle what are you reading next?

Anne January 17, 2016 at 12:59 PM

Bev who’s Jaime Lannister?

bev January 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM

I’m curious to learn how much L knew about D and when. Anne that ending slayed me because I couldn’t keep reading and find out what happens. I remember thinking about it for days after.

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 1:00 PM

Thanks for asking Anne. lol

bev January 17, 2016 at 1:04 PM
Fabi January 17, 2016 at 1:11 PM

See? That’s one of the problems for me. I don’t think L knows about D and that whole signet ring scene didn’t make sense to me. L couldn’t have known that far back that D would be there and L would be waiting at ***. So who was it intended for? Not the original commander or whoever had control of the keep at that early time.

I’d already figured out a lot of the reveals in book 2 just reading book 1. And even a few reveals that haven’t happened yet. All the crazy intrigue and treachery and mind f***s just annoyed me. And…I do hate Laurent for the things he did in book 1. The only way it could have been even slightly redeemed for me were if the tables were turned and L ended up in D’s court in the same situation D was in at L’s court. But…that’s not where the story went and I guess I’m not a very forgiving person.

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Lol Bev, GoT was a dnf for me mid-book 2.
*ducking peanut disguised stones*

Michelle January 17, 2016 at 1:46 PM

Yey Anne you read them too! I cannot wait for the next book either! Reading Debra Dunbar’s Imp series now which is good and improving as the plot opens up.

Bev, totally agree with the Jaime comparison. I like the, maybe not inherently evil characters, but those that are mean because that’s all they know, to rebuild themselves and struggle to grow. Laurent will never be my favorite but he intrigues me. I guess I was looking at things differently Fabi, since I didn’t want him to redeem himself completely. That tension in their relationship is what kept it interesting. How much Laurent possibly knows is intriguing and how much planning he did based on assumptions or what he might suspect. What Bev said, how the intrigue plays out is fascinating!

bev January 17, 2016 at 2:01 PM

Yes, Michelle. Not inherently evil. Maybe really dark shade of grey. I couldn’t watch L in D’s court like that, especially knowing his background. Be like seeing N go from one to the other.
But……note to self. Do not get on Fabi’s bad side.;-)

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 2:26 PM

hahaha Bev, you goof. I’m not scary. Don’t believe what people tell you about me. *evil laugh*

Really, I love these buddy reads. I love discussing the stories and getting different opinions.

It was cool reading The Deal with others and super cool reading The Captive Prince books together.

I’m enjoying Imp. Super well written. But I’m also anxious to see what the next BR might be.

Grey January 17, 2016 at 2:28 PM

Well… I tore apart some more stuff, still can’t find those stupid gift cards. I’m giving up for a while. I think while I’m in this mood, I might as well go for it… and I’m going for the gusto. Life of Anna book 3, here I come. I’m armed with Manny and I’ve made up the blankie fort, someone check on me in a little bit, please?

Anne January 17, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Oh yeah GoT is not for me. I haven’t even watched the series. Too violent for me.

Fabi we need to BR Kings Rising for sure!! I love BR too :)

Grey so sorry you haven’t found the gift cards :( I am sure you will find them soon. And you are so brave for reading TLoA! I’ll be waiting here with a glass a wine ;)

bev January 17, 2016 at 2:55 PM

Cause I love talking and reading about the ones I like…..If remember right this is the review that made me read them. Fun comments too.
http://smexybooks.com/2013/03/review-captive-prince-volume-one-and-volume-two-by-s-u-pacat-akamandis-new-favorite-series.html

Then this post and comments are fun if you have read them. But spoilers if you have not. So be warned—–unless you like them.
http://www.heroesandheartbreakers.com/blogs/2013/06/third-times-the-charm-what-might-happen-in-s-u-pacats-captive-prince-volume-three

Anne January 17, 2016 at 3:47 PM

So good bev! And I agree about L knowing about D. Thats why in some ways I understand his behavior towards D in book 1. Oh we can speculate so much about these books!

Tessa January 17, 2016 at 4:33 PM

*blinks* Jaime did do something horrible, but not for cruelty or only knowing cruelty, but for love. *rolls eyes* However, his innate kindness and how he grows as a person makes me root for him too.

You all are tempting me with Captive Prince. I’m not a fan at all of M/M, yet it still is making me curious!

Theresa January 17, 2016 at 4:36 PM

Marsye, anybody read Never Tear Us Apart? Monica Murphy might have missed posts. This and the next one out are reduced now. Wanted some feed back
Thanks

bev January 17, 2016 at 5:28 PM

Tessa, “for love” ~lmao & eww!

Fabi January 17, 2016 at 6:11 PM

Ok Bev, Anne & Michelle. I’ll go with L knowing who D is from the get go. The Regent obviously knew and put him there on purpose thinking things would turn out much differently. I still don’t get why/how L would assume D would receive that ****. That seems completely farfetched to me. I mean, when he sent it, did he even know he was going to the *******? He definitely didn’t know D was going.

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 7:11 PM

I am reading Jellicoe Road again… (still struggling a bit but more into it now that I understand the three groups)… and of course liking the hint of cadet vs. boarding school romance.

But. You guys are going on too much about The Score that I’m reading that now and it is PERFECT for me (well… so far). LOVING.

Theresa January 17, 2016 at 7:24 PM

Marsye, Karina Halle is offering signed book sale- never before. See her FB page. Ordered miy limit.

bev January 17, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Poor Jellicoe. Always the bridesmaid never the bride.
;-)

Grey January 17, 2016 at 7:27 PM

And I finished LoA book 3… Going full steam ahead with book 4, thank god I bought all these before! I was uber sad over this book but not as creeped out and scared out of my mind like I was in book 2… I think I probably need to be committed!

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 7:35 PM

Oh I want one Theresa!!! YAY thank you!

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 7:35 PM

LOL bev!!! But at least I keep going back to it. I know eventually I’ll get hooked… it’s just taking its sweet time. *snort*

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 7:36 PM

LoA is tooooooo dark for me and I haven’t even tried to start reading it. I just know myself… eeeeeeeeeep!!!!!

MichelleS January 17, 2016 at 7:56 PM

Maryse, did you read The Score? Best one so far in that series!

I’m still reading Dartmoor #4. Long book… Then on to Captive Prince.

Amy January 17, 2016 at 8:14 PM

Maryse, I asked on the other post but saw you posted about JR here as well, so I’ll ask here also…

What part are you at with JR? I’m curious if you are still at the part where it was slow for the rest of us, too.

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 8:28 PM

Amy…

I’m at 24%. I know that seems early… which is why I know I’ll continue reading. I’ve finally JUST gotten the “beat” of the war… where she is now having to re-deal with Jonah Griggs again for the first time. And a few pages ago he beat up her first in command. LOL!!

Okay now you tell me… is that the “slow area”?

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 8:30 PM

MichelleS I’m reading The Score right now and LOVING it. ABSOLUTELY IN!

Grey January 17, 2016 at 8:32 PM

I’m going to take a break after book 4 of LoA… Dang… I may have to break in the middle… Jellicoe Road huh… Maryse want a buddy?

Jean January 17, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Maryse, you have to stick with Jellicoe Road! I struggled too, but it was so worth it in the end!

Grey, kudos to you for going back to LoA! If and when you make it through book 5, I’ll be curious to see how you like the whole series and the ending!

Tessa January 17, 2016 at 8:35 PM

Maryse, I’m with you about LoA. I can handle dark, but that went into NOPE area for me too1 Oh, and just tell us when you hit the bathroom scene. :)

Grey. At least you are getting through your TBR as a result? Not a happy thing to lose it, but still one good outlook.

Bev, the whole love thing was an eew. Still, I feel for the guy.

Amy January 17, 2016 at 8:36 PM

Alright, I’m taking a chance on a random one-click that only has a three-star rating on Amazon with just over 400 reviews…Hausfrau. I nabbed it when it was on sale not long ago (because a book that is normally 11.99 on sale for 1.99 can’t be passed up ;) ), and the blurb gave me a nice little jolt so I’m diving in.

Oh, and I’m just putting this out there…I almost *didn’t* click it simply because one of the quotes promoting it was from the Oprah magazine. Yeah, I’m petty like that. I’m actually so petty that I would more often than not actually avoid something because Oprah recommends it. Boom. I said it. *shrugs*

Tessa January 17, 2016 at 8:39 PM

lol That’s hillarious! I never was interested in the same books as Oprah. I can’t see her recommending Tristan and Dannika, can you? Hers are usually books that just depress the crap out of me.

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 8:44 PM

I found it funny when I read in a book… was it a Karina Halle book?? That..

“Oprah recommends it as a favorite”, and the other character said something along the lines of… “Big deal… everything is Oprah’s favorite, …not so trustworthy anymore.”

LOL!!!

And I remember seeing and blurb-jolting on Hausfrau, so you have my attention BIG time for guinea pigging this one, Amy. :D

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 8:46 PM

Grey I will certainly need a buddy with it, but I’m not a good “buddy-reader” for that one, I can assure you. LOL! I read it for a bit. Start and finish something else. Read it again for a bit… start something else. BUT I KNOW. I KNOW eventually it will hit me in the good spot. ;)

Amy January 17, 2016 at 8:47 PM

I had to go back and peek at JR, but yeah that was the slow part for me. At about the 40% mark is when it had me, when something significant happened in the past story.

Grey January 17, 2016 at 8:50 PM

It’s ok Maryse…I’m not there ready to be in Jellicoe road yet anyway, I’m still in the scary dark LoA. hunkered down with Manny in the blankie fort with 2 bottles of wine… don’t judge it’s been a bad week LOL!

Amy January 17, 2016 at 8:52 PM

“Someone once told me that it was one of Oprah’s favorite restaurants, but seriously, Oprah has a lot of favorite things—it all sounds like lies at this point.” ~ F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher

Was that it? ‘Cause I literally LOL’d when I saw that while reading FL. *snort*

Amy January 17, 2016 at 8:54 PM

“I KNOW eventually it will hit me in the good spot.”

BAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!! Hit ya in the good spot?!? OMG I’m dying here!!! Y’all haven’t given me good fodder in a while, LOL!!!!

*cackles and swipes one of Grey’s wine bottles*

Amy January 17, 2016 at 8:56 PM

Tessa, right?? Can you see her recommending Forbidden? *snicker*

bev January 17, 2016 at 8:59 PM

40 %?!? Whoa. You really stuck with it. 40?? I’m impressed.
Jean please tell me it didn’t take you that long?

Anne January 17, 2016 at 9:01 PM

Cheryl The Baller sounds like my type of book! Thank you for bringing it to my attention :D

bev January 17, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Tessa, like the reason for being called the Kingslayer? I feel bad that he is forever branded by that.

Cheryl January 17, 2016 at 9:04 PM

For those of you who loved Cocky Bastard (who didn’t?!) saw it is going to be a series starting in March. Different stories/characters. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/28477789-untitled

Cheryl January 17, 2016 at 9:07 PM

Waiting to hear what you say about that book Amy, because it ain’t on sale anymore. $11.99!!!

I’m sitting here impatiently waiting for The Baller to be released!! *swipes wine bottle from Amy*

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 9:07 PM

tee hee!!! I realized it only AFTER I wrote it, but I was all…

Nahhhh… I’m leaving it. ;) :P

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 9:11 PM

YES AMY!!!

That was the quote. LOL!!!!! *phew* and I laughed my butt off too… how clever and true. *snort* :P

Jean January 17, 2016 at 9:11 PM

Bev, I don’t remember when it started to flow with me, but when it did, it did!

Thanks for that info on Cocky Bastard Cheryl! YES, I LOVED THAT BOOK!

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 9:12 PM

*snuggles Grey* No judgement here… I think you’re brave. :D

Anne January 17, 2016 at 9:12 PM

I havent read Forbidden. Kinda scared lol. I have 2 older brothers so the subject matter is quite disturbing but I am intrigued.

bev January 17, 2016 at 9:23 PM

I think I should stick with more books longer. Not that I always stop if not really working but may be missing out by not giving more of a chance.

Grey January 17, 2016 at 9:24 PM

You guys!!! *cries* Im reading LoA for petes sake, have some damn respect *mutters about wine stealing wolf pack/bridesmaid book buddies while pulling out my flask*

Yeah… I just went there, flips my ponytail and goes back to this scary as crap book…who made me read this?!?

bev January 17, 2016 at 9:25 PM

So right now Maryse & JR are just making eyes at each other. Checking out the chemistry. Aw. Slow burn.

Anne January 17, 2016 at 9:35 PM

Cheryl I cant find The Baller on Amazon :/

Cheryl January 17, 2016 at 9:49 PM

Anne, it hasn’t shown up on Amazon yet… GR says 18th, but I’m hoping early.

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 9:53 PM

*Ties a pink sparkly bow in Grey’s ponytail*

for happiness’s sake. ;)

Lisa January 17, 2016 at 10:19 PM

Oh Im laughing so hard about Oprah’s favorite things…….what would she say about Tristan & Danika…..that it gave her Vajayjay clit tingles!!! Baahaahaahaa.

Sorry…that was way inappropriate….and probably disrespectful to a National icon of yours but hey…it is funny!

Lisa January 17, 2016 at 10:23 PM

The Baller and that cover.
And Cocky Bastard 2.
Two good reason to break my resolution about NOT downloading new books until Ive made a dent in my tbr file.

Amy January 17, 2016 at 10:24 PM

*points at pink sparkly bow in Grey’s ponytail*

SHINY!!!!!

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 10:35 PM

*stares at shiny pink bow and trips*

Amy January 17, 2016 at 10:35 PM

Nah Lisa, you’re not being disrespectful…she’s just an overhyped celebrity with a following who takes her word as gospel.

Bev, it was slow for me initially but not boring. It started picking up when I began figuring out who the people in the present story might have been in the past story, but when it hit about 40% and *that* part from the past happened then I was ALL in, even though I knew it was probably going to hurt. Or maybe *because* I knew it was going to hurt. ;)

Amy January 17, 2016 at 10:36 PM

*points at Maryse and laughs hysterically*

Maryse January 17, 2016 at 10:36 PM

LOL Lisa!!!!!! :P

Lisa January 17, 2016 at 10:37 PM

Bev..I have become much quicker to dnf a book I’m not connecting with. Once I would finish every book out of sheer determination. But now I think I’ve got sooo many books waiting for me and new books every week that I am dying to read, I just can’t justify wasting time on something that isn’t right on the mark for me. I’ll generally give it until 40% before I throw in the towel though.
The good thing is we all have different taste…so just because I dnf a book doesn’t mean its not going to be someone else’s 5 star book of the year.

Tessa January 17, 2016 at 11:01 PM

*sits behind Grey and starts playing with her bow* Look, shiny here, and here, and oooh!

Amy, I can’t read Forbidden! lol Past everything else, I have 7 older (half) brothers. Just… eeeew!

Have you all seen what is normally recommended? I’m sure there is some feel good meaning, but geesh. Most are just depressing.

Anne January 17, 2016 at 11:19 PM

Oh have you guys heard of Dirty Ugly Toy by K Webster? Its a dark read and has great reviews on GR. It comes out tomorrow and its 0.99 on Amazon right now.

Amy January 18, 2016 at 12:27 AM

Anne and Tessa…when I first heard of Forbidden, I swore I could never read something like that. I mean, a brother and sister? Ew ew EWWWW!!!

Then I gave it a shot because obviously it was well loved for a reason, and I couldn’t believe how sympathetic I was toward their situation. It’s one of those books (in my opinion, at least) where the only way to understand it is to experience it. Gah! That book beat the sh!t out of my poor heart but I LOVED it.

Grey January 18, 2016 at 8:18 AM

LOL! I love you guys, you’re all great… even though you steal my wine or maybe *because* you steal my wine!

This book… dannnng! IMHO, 3 wasn’t so dark… 4 is, “cant see your hand in front of your face with a spotlight on it – dark”.

I’m cracking up over all of you macking on my shiny hair bow… but you can’t have it… it’s mine! back off!!! LOL! It’s Monday, and a school holiday, so here I am…just running the kidlets around to various practices today. Reading, reading… Mayyyybe the amazon gods will smile on me and I’ll find my missing cards, because I want to read The Baller… it sounds like it would be right up my alley…ooh, wait, that sounded… nah, that sounded like something I’d say ;-)

Cheryl January 18, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Grey, I hope you find your cards. Good/bad news, Amazon still hasn’t released The Baller yet, so you have time to keep searching. :)

Cheryl January 18, 2016 at 9:14 AM

And I didn’t comment on your comment because you know who will be along soon enough to poke fun at you!!! ;)

MichelleS January 18, 2016 at 10:45 AM

Anyone else reading Dartmoor #4 Secondhand Smoke? Please please tell me that Tango’s story is next. My heart just breaks for him. I do believe this is now officially my favorite MC Club series ever.

bev January 18, 2016 at 2:50 PM

Finished CP v.2. So good. Can’t wait for Feb 2nd. Two weeks from tomorrow. I’m going to see if I can mostly stay away from the internet for those weeks and just read. Maybe tackle one of those long epic reads everyone has loved.

Amy, the two I just finished are re reads but counting them as reads from my tbr.

bev January 18, 2016 at 2:54 PM

Fabi, I know. I am not sure how it would fit if L knew D would still be there. But can’t wait to find out. I think I like this one so much because it has a bit of the road trip trope I enjoy. I really like the scenes at the Inn and the chase. Reminded me a bit of the Night runner series. Though that is straight up fantasy.

Celeste January 21, 2016 at 8:48 PM

I finished Here to Stay early yesterday morning after stay up through the night to read it. I cried like no one’s business,and had to get up and move the box of tissues to my bedside table. By the end, however, I was so happy and fulfilled, that when I got to the last page, it was shocking almost, the reminder that all that had happened wasn’t real, but I’d just been sucked into an epic story by an amazing storyteller. Truthfully, I’m a bit stunned that I’ve found my favorite book of 2016 in the third week of January!

Celeste January 21, 2016 at 8:50 PM

*staying up through the night

Ugh the inability to correct typos just kills me, Maryse!

Maryse January 21, 2016 at 10:36 PM

OMG CELESTE!!!!! Okay THAT is now the one I’m starting now. WOW… you guys are killing me with emotional reactions.

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