Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – March 21st 2017

by Maryse on March 21, 2017 · 211 comments

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Happy New Release day (and SECOND day of spring)!! ;) Almost 100 new releases today (and a few psych thrillers that have me extra excited, like that one there to the left!!), but there’s also plenty of romance to swoon over too. Like usual, I’ve highlighted a bunch to help you sort, plus there’s my mini-blurb-jolt list of the ones that have my attention big time!

Like: The Coppersmith Farmhouse (sounds like an epic read and the reviews are AMAZING! Single mom inherits a house in a new town, and the hot, rugged Sheriff is being a jerk!! YAY ME!!! :PThe Storm (Irish champion fighter and then he meets her…), Nemesis (that one there to the left!! HOLY MOLY that blurb has two weird cool psych-thriller/sci-fi-like twists, and I think will make for riveting reading. Each year he comes and murders her, and then she comes back to life, but then the blurb totally get’s weird. But cool-weird… I’m intrigued!), If I’m Found (another psych-thrillery looking one, but I didn’t read the blurb ’cause it’s a sequel. That said, book #1 has her on the run as a suspect for murder and she’s trying to figure what’s happening), His to Seduce (Doctor that leaves his job due to a devastating circumstance that leaves him reeling, so he bartends instead, and meets her…), The Secrets You Keep (psych-thriller!! Her new husband is being secretive and women are being murdered…). Eeeeeeeeeep!!! :D and Playing To Win (she’s had a forever crush on this hockey star and she finally gets to meet him, but she has a makeover so he’ll actually notice her) and Take Me Back (They were once so in love and got married, and a few years later, everything is falling apart, and he’s going to do everything to unbreak them) *Oh my heart is breaking and swooooooning at the same time*

Speaking of swooning, did you guys know I fell in love this weekend? Oh I DID. BIG TIME!!! And in case you missed it, here’s my review of my latest, greatest book-boyfriend (and I haven’t had one in AGES).

This book? One of the best, most realistic, most funny, most nerve-wracking, most slow-burn swoon-worthy books I’ve ever read. SO GOOD in fact, that I gave it FIVE STARS PLUS!!!!!! —> Book Review – The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson <– I PROMISE. THIS STORY IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST READ. And when there was a bit of resistance from some in my crew in regards to the cover (It’s true, not everyone is into that look even though it’s super-trendy right now), I HAD to insist!!!!!!!

Maryse: You guys I’m totally not a beard person… noooooo. And I know the main character in The Opposite of You has that “trendy tattooed, beard guy” look, but trust me…  This book is SO awesome, so well written, and he is SO amazing (the ONE character I’ve fallen SO hard for in years… I mean almost Travis-hard), that I don’t even care about his beard.

In fact, I suddenly find myself attracted to that cover, because of how I grew to “know” his sweet, moodiness. :P

So choose yourself a sexy favorite (in beard-mode) and just picture him… as you read this. It is AMAZING!!!!

Okay and also don’t forget to check out the other yesterday post (the Monday earlybird releases have some of our favorite heavy-hitters on there) ➔ Monday’s Early Bird Book Releases!!

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

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • 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. If I’m Found by Terri Blackstock
  2. Bound Together: Sea Haven, Book 6 by Christine Feehan
  3. Wake a Sleeping Tiger: A Novel of the Breeds by Lora Leigh
  4. Nemesis by Brendan Reichs
  5. The Secrets You Keep: A Novel by Kate White
  6. If Not for You: A Novel by Debbie Macomber
    

 

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. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Pretty Girls: A Novel by Karin Slaughter <— THRILLER SUPER-BARGAIN today!!! Sisters that disappeared without a trace… “More than twenty years ago, Claire and Lydia’s teenaged sister Julia vanished without a trace. The two women have not spoken since, and now their lives could not be more different. Claire is the glamorous trophy wife of an Atlanta millionaire. Lydia, a single mother, dates an ex-con and struggles to make ends meet. But neither has recovered from the horror and heartbreak of their shared loss…

Tasha: Karin Slaughter’s Pretty Girls is on sale …today. One of my favorite thrillers!!

Cindy: Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter …unputdownable and will stay with you… So so good! :)

  • Sh*t My Dad Says by Justin Halpern <— BIG HIT SUPER-BARGAIN!!! I haven’t read it yet but it sounds HILARIOUS!!!!!! And it’s super-bargain priced. “…hilarious book about a son’s relationship with his foul-mouthed father by the 29-year-old comedy writer who created the massively popular Twitter feed of the same name…
  • B-Boy Series: Books 1-3 by <— SUPER-BARGAIN BOOK BUNDLE!! (dancers!)
  • Path of Destruction by Cara Dee <— FAMOUS ROCK STAR IS NOW JUST A NUMBER IN PRISON… and Traci is reading this recent release, loving how she has NO clue what’s happening and wants to talk about it! LOL!
Traci: Is anyone Reading Path of Destruction By Cara Dee? I’m 28% in and I still have no Idea where this book is going. I love when that happens. I feel like I need to chat haha

Lynn: I just finished Discovery of Witches and loved it – I think it will appeal to to readers who like history mixed with their fantasy – being a bit older (I am) gives the reader a different perspective and adds to the appeal of this book

Lisa: A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness. It is a trilogy but really good….the H/h
are more mature.

Tessa: A Discovery of Witches was good. It’s real world is strong within the fantastical elements.

  • Devil You Know (Lost Boys Book 1) by L.A. Fiore <— ANGSTY & SO MANY ARE LOVING IT LIKE CRAZY!! And it’s back on the list ’cause Courtney can’t put it down!

Courtney: Loving and can’t put down Devil You Know! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

Linda: I cannot keep to myself how much I loved Devil You Know

  • The Coppersmith Farmhouse (Jamison Valley Series Book 1) by Devney Perry <— SINGLE MOM JUST INHERITED A HOUSE & THE SHERIFF IS BEING A JERKFACE!! OH YAY I LOVE THESE!! ”The unexpected gift of a farmhouse in small-town Montana is just what she and her daughter need to escape big-city loneliness. The last thing she needs is attitude from the town’s sheriff, the most perfectly attractive and ruggedly handsome man she’s ever laid eyes on—and a complete jerk…“ And Linda also LOVED this one (and it’s been making waves on my newsfeed these past few days!!)

Linda: Maryse I just finished an absolutely best read and I don’t think I’ve seen it on your blog. The Copper Smith Farm House by Devney Perry. Couldn’t put it down!!! I’m actually pouting because I wish I could read it all over again for the first time!!! …The Copper Smith Farm House!!! 5 stars plus for me!!!

Jan: Ooh Copper Smith Farm House looks good. Thanks Linda.

Maryse: Oh this sounds JUST like what I want to read right now. YAY ME!!!! Kind of sounds like it could have that epic “Sweet Gum” tree feel, or well you know. Books like those. ;)

     

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN

  1. Wake a Sleeping Tiger (A Novel of the Breeds) by Lora Leigh <— HIS TRAITS ARE RECESSED so he doesn’t have the same abilities… “He’s no longer a Breed, merely a man. . . or so he thinks. But his tiger is about to be awakened by the one woman destined to be his—Chelsea Martinez. And their world will never be the same...”
  2. Rescue in the Smokies (Durham Wolves Book 1) by Becca Jameson
  3. Veil of Mists (Seven Deadly Veils Book 2) by Diana Marik
  4. An Emperor for the Eclipse (After Exile Book 1) by Eris Adderly
  5. Enemy Mine (Alpha and Omega Book 2) by Aline Hunter
  6. The Eternal Legacy (The Eternal Series Vol. 2) by Candy Crum
  7. Blood on the Moon (Romantic Bloodlust Series Book 3) by Kitten K. Jackson
  8. Sovereignty (Magic Matched Book 4) by Lola White
  9. Eternal Dawn (Aeternae Noctis Book 2) by Jade Kerrion
  10. Eternal Day (Aeternae Noctis Book 3) by Jade Kerrion
  11. Bound Together (A Sea Haven Novel) by Christine Feehan <— CHRISTINE FEEHAN SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! He left his wife behind… ”For five years, Viktor Prakenskii has put his life on hold in order to take down the world’s most feared motorcycle club from the inside. But carrying out the insane violence and seeing the club’s exploitation of the innocent has brought his traumatic past roaring back. And there’s only one cure: to see the wife he left behind…
  12. Rising Flames (Surviving Ashes, Book Five) by Kennedy Layne <— DYSTOPIAN
  13. Red and the Wolf: An Adult Fairytale Romance (Once Upon a Spell Book 2) by Vivienne Savage
  14. Exiled: A Return of the Elves Novella (The Return of the Elves Book 3) by Bethany Adams
  15. Nicu (The Dark Shadows Book 5) by Ariel Marie
  16. Of Elven Blood by Leslie Fish
  17. In the Shadow of the Moon by Karen White <— TIME TRAVEL
  18. First Awakenings: Science Fiction Romance (Project Gliese 581g Book 2) by S.E. Smith
                 

 

CONTEMPORARY

  1. The Storm by R.J. Prescott <— FIGHTER CHAMPION ALERT!!!Irish charmer Kieran Doherty has been a fighter at Driscoll’s Gym for most of his life. He’s been content to let his best friend take the spotlight, now it’s his turn to make a name for himself in the world of heavy weight champions. Falling in love is the one thing he vowed never to do, but meeting Marie changed everything...”
  2. Suited for Sin: Submit by Angel Payne
  3. Beautiful Dark (Beautiful Rivers Book 3) by J.L. White
  4. Playing With Trouble (Desire Bay) by Joya Ryan
  5. Outlaw: Part 3: The Harrison Street Crew by Katana Collins
  6. Bring Me Home: A Rocky Isle Reunion (A Rocky Isle Romance Book 6) by Penny Harmon
  7. Catching Cleo (Voretti Family Book 4) by Ava Blackstone
  8. Nemesis (Project Nemesis) by Brendan Reichs <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT and oh yesssssss it sure sounds good!! She keeps getting murdered… “It’s been happening since Min was eight. Every two years, on her birthday, a strange man finds her and murders her in cold blood. But hours later, she wakes up in a clearing just outside her tiny Idaho hometown—alone, unhurt, and with all evidence of the horrifying crime erased...”
  9. Episode 1: Victoria & Shannon (Gansett Island Episodes Season 1) by Marie Force
  10. Live Like There’s No Tomorrow (Summer Lake Book 12) by SJ McCoy
  11. Levi’s Legend: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 1) by Dale Mayer
  12. Stone’s Surrender: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 2) by Dale Mayer
  13. Merk’s Mistake: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 3) by Dale Mayer
  14. Wrong Turn, Right Direction (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 4) by Elle Casey <— SHE NEEDS HIS HELP TO KEEP HER SAFE!!! “When she’s threatened by her employer, a Russian mafia boss known as “The Thief”, she’s forced to accept Thibault’s help. As the co-owner of the Bourbon Street Boys security firm, he believes he can keep her safe. But Mika has a whole load of trust issues...”
  15. Use Me: Kid’s Story (Caldwell Brothers Book 4) by MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron
  16. After I Fall (Falling Book 3) by Jessica Scott
  17. Dirty Talk (A MFM Ménage Romance) (The Dirty Series Book 2) by Tara Crescent
  18. Under a Texas Star (Texas Hearts Book 9) by Lisa Mondello
  19. From the First (Seattle Sound Series Book 5) by Alexa Padgett
  20. Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful Book 1) by C.M. Stunich <— ROCK STAR STEAMY ALERT!!!WARNING: This book has one girl and five bad boy rockstars. She owns them all–heart, body and soul. Don’t read it unless you like to ugly cry…and also unless you like threesomes, foursomes…and moresomes.”
  21. Hot on Ice: A Hockey Romance Anthology <— HOCKEY STARS ALERT!!!
  22. Band of Bachelors: Jake Book 3 by Sharon Hamilton
  23. Center Stage: (Adventures in Blind Dating Book Two) by Christine S. Feldman
  24. Thank You For Holding (On Hold Book 2) by Julia Kent and Elisa Reed <— SHE’S GOING TO A WEDDING AND NEEDS A DATE ALERT!!…her ex is the best man – but now he has his own best man.bShe needs a date. Stat. Enter Ryan. Sure, he’s a hot male stripper at the O Spa where she works as junior designer, but he’s a few years younger and just, you know — a friend. Perfect. She needs a friend more than she needs a boyfriend…
  25. Altercation: Playmaker Duet (Prescott Family Book 4) by Mignon Mykel
  26. Learning to Live (The Learning Trilogy Book 1) by Brenda Kennedy
  27. Shadows Past (Ghosts of the Past Series Book 2) by Lainy Bradshaw
  28. Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen <— SARINA BOWEN M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!! “Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret…”
  29. Lost Together (Degrees of Separation Book 2) by Lydia Michaels and Allyson Young <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  30. Making the Play (Out of Bounds Book 2) by Megan Slayer <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!
  31. Avenged: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family) by Jay Crownover
  32. Bad Uncle by Jordan Silver
  33. Spies & Stilettos: A MacKenzie Family Novel, Book 18 (The MacKenzie Family) by Liliana Hart
  34. Avenged: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family) by Jay Crownover
  35. Hot Witness: A MacKenzie Family Novella by Lynn Raye Harris
  36. Never Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family) by Kaylea Cross
  37. Wicked Hot: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family) by Gennita Low
  38. If I’m Found (If I Run Series) by Terri Blackstock <—- JUDGING BY THE COVER & TITLE, THIS ONE LOOKS DARN GOOD…. but it’s the sequel to a book I haven’t read yet, so I won’t read the blurb (I don’t wanna spoil it for myself). Instead, here’s book #1 too: If I Run (If I Run Series) ;) “Casey Cox’s DNA is all over the crime scene. There’s no use talking to police; they’ve failed her abysmally before. She has to flee before she’s arrested . . . or worse. The truth doesn’t matter anymore…
  39. Say Goodbye To Hollywood by Jenny Trout
  40. His Custody by Tamsen Parker
  41. Adjusting the Rear View by Hilari T. Cohen
  42. Pushing Her Limits (Masters of Adrenaline) by Sparrow Beckett <— HE’S A CAR THIEF & SHE’S A COP ALERT!! “As the only female detective in an all boys club, Mila Palmer has a lot to prove. Busting a car theft ring will put her career on the map, and the tall, blond, and wicked leader of this crew hasn’t been too cautious about covering his tracks…
  43. Crossing Hearts (An Atlanta Skyline Novel) by Rebecca Crowley
  44. Take Me Back by Meghan March <— MARITAL STRIFE and he’ll do anything to get them back the way the once were… “Two years later, I barely recognize either of us behind the walls we’ve built. It’s time to bring it full circle. Back to a tropical paradise. Back to find out if we can still make this work. I’m not willing to give her up, but to save us, I have to risk everything. Two damaged people. Countless secrets...”
  45. Untamed (Destined For Love Book 2) by T.G. Vaughn
  46. His to Seduce: A Fireside Novel by Stacey Lynn <— DEVASTATED DOCTOR LEAVES HIS JOB TO BARTEND & SHE’S NOT IMPRESSED…Camden’s fighting tooth and nail to resist the desire she feels for David. Growing up dirt-poor, raised by a single mother, she worked twice as hard to get where she is today, and she doesn’t have any patience for the kind of guy who’d give up a decent paycheck to sling drinks…”
  47. The Distance Between Us (Mac Security Series Book 3) by Abigail Davies
  48. Bad Neighbors (Wild Love Book 5) by Red L. Jameson
  49. Anarchy and Roses (Anarchy and Romance Duet Book 2) by Tiger Tarantino
  50. Left Hanging by Cindy Dorminy <— SINGLE MOM NURSE & THE CUTE DOCTOR EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT… “As a nurse and single mom, Darla Battle hides her loneliness behind a smile. But when she discovers that the new cute doctor everyone is talking about is her daughter’s father, she knows she needs to keep her distance from the man who abandoned her and their child, Stella…”
  51. Awakening Lucy (Daughters of Melbourne Book 3) by Susan Bella Ikin
  52. So Wrong It Must Be Right (Gallagher & Ivy) by Nicole Helm
  53. Playing To Win (The York Bombers Book 2) by Lisa B Kamps <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT & SHE HAS A HUGE CRUSH ON HIM…Megan Bradley loves working at her parents’ bar. Why shouldn’t she, when that gives her a chance to see her long-time crush up close and personal? Not that Jason knows who she is. Why would he, when she’s nothing more than a modern day ugly duckling swimming in a sea of glittering swans? At least, until her best friend hatches a plan for an extreme makeover...”
  54. Dangerous To Trust (Spies, Lies & Lovers – Book 1) by Teresa Hill
  55. Salvation’s Inferno (Inferno Book 1) by Kat Mizera
  56. The Secrets You Keep: A Novel by Kate White <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! SHE’S A SELF HELP AUTHOR & HER NEW HUSBAND IS SUDDENLY SECRETIVE... “…In the beginning, Bryn’s husband Guy couldn’t have been more supportive. But after moving into a new house together, disturbing incidents occur and Guy grows evasive, secretive…” Ohhhh I wonder what he’s up to… ;)
  57. TOKEN (Daring the Kane Brothers) by Kelly Gendron
  58. Playing Her Body (Southern Roots series Book 6) by Julie Morgan
  59. Rogue Love (Kings of Corruption Book 1) by Michelle St. James
  60. Motorcycle Master (Bad Boy Angel Book 1) by Maggie Carpenter
  61. Dating the It Guy by Krysten Lindsay Hager <— SHE’S DATING THE MOST POPULAR BOY... “Emme feels out of her comfort zone in Brendon’s world and it doesn’t help that his picture perfect ex, Lauren, seems determined to get back into his life, along with every other girl who wants to be the future Mrs. Agretti...”
  62. Whiskey Burned (Flawed Heroes Book 2) by Jessalyn Jameson
  63. Try a Little Tenderness (Hollywood Nights Book 1) by Christa Maurice
  64. The Faithful One by Michele Chynoweth
  65. One Look (One & Only Book 1) by Christie Ridgway <— SHE WANTS TO RENOVATE THE CABINS & HE HAS MONEY AND WANTS PRIVACY…Poppy Walker dreams big. Right now she’s determined to turn her family’s dilapidated mountain cabins into a successful resort, no matter what anyone says, and no matter that it’s taking longer than she thought to get them into shape. So, although the property is not near ready, when a devastatingly handsome stranger arrives on site, wads of cash in hand and asking for a month of privacy, she’s tempted to take him as her first guest…”
  66. Hitched (Hearts of Stone Book 2) by Christine Manzari
  67. Tempt Me (Sunset Bay Book 2) by Christine Kingsley
  68. Tempting the Deputy (Men of Marietta Book 1) by Heidi Rice
  69. House Of Refuge by Jamie Lynn Boothe
  70. If Not for You: A Novel by Debbie Macomber <— DEBBIE MACOMBER ALERT!!!…If not for her friend Nichole, Beth would never have met Sam Carney, although first impressions have left Beth with serious doubts. Sam is everything Beth is not—and her parents’ worst nightmare: a tattooed auto mechanic who’s rough around the edges. Reserved and smart as a whip, Beth isn’t exactly Sam’s usual beer-drinking, pool-playing type of woman, either…
  71. The Last Chance Matinee (The Hudson Sisters Series Book 1) by Mariah Stewart
  72. Counterbalance by Kelly Moran
  73. Night Forbidden (The Heroes of New Vegas Book 5) by Colleen Gleason
  74. The Trouble With Bachelors (Windy City Bachelors Book 1) by Caitlyn Blue
  75. Waiting to Breathe: Book One of the Waiting Duet by Alyson Reynolds
  76. Playing House by Laura Chapman <— DESIGNER GETS A CHANCE ON A HOME IMPROVEMENT SHOW ALERT!!She’ll do just about anything to get out from under the paperwork and into the field for real experience. Then she sees an ad for a job that seems too good to be true...”
                                                                        

 

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{ 211 comments… read them below or add one }

bev March 21, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Simon.

Maryse March 21, 2017 at 8:46 AM

*snort*

Ela March 21, 2017 at 9:13 AM

Josh Duhamel

bev March 21, 2017 at 9:16 AM

Loves Simon.

Maryse March 21, 2017 at 9:24 AM

Simon says.

bev March 21, 2017 at 9:28 AM

“Maryse, read me and bring the new lemon oreos. “

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 9:38 AM

JD :D

Grey March 21, 2017 at 9:51 AM

Dang… Y’all thirsty this morning!

bev March 21, 2017 at 10:10 AM

For coffee.

Grey March 21, 2017 at 10:11 AM

I was thinking for Josh Duhamel or Simon… But if you want coffee… I’ll keep him occupied all by little lonesome.

Maryse March 21, 2017 at 10:20 AM

LEMON OREOS?!!????

YUM

Cheryl March 21, 2017 at 10:22 AM

There are Lemon oreos?

bev March 21, 2017 at 10:26 AM

Apparently there are, I just saw them in the store last week. I think they may of been around though.
Know what I love? Lemon curd. Buy a jar and put some on short bread…yum.

Ela March 21, 2017 at 10:45 AM

EWWWWWWWWWWWWWW LEMON OREOS???? THAT’S LIKE AGAINST THE LAW!

Ela March 21, 2017 at 10:46 AM

HEY! I’M KEEPING JOSHY BUSY WHILE THE HUSSIES DUKE IT OUT OVER NASSTYYYYY LEMON OREOS :) :roll:

MichelleS March 21, 2017 at 10:51 AM

They have Peeps Oreos – gross.

Simon says “Read me already”

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 10:51 AM

What the hey Ela!?! You just busy yourself arguing the atrocity of lemon oreos. I got Joshy covered!

Ela March 21, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Nah I’m good Robin, but thanks *hands her Justin Bieber*

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Um…Ela…

Ela March 21, 2017 at 11:24 AM

Uh Yeah??? No Justin??? Here *hands over Joshy and huddles Gandy*

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 11:26 AM

*whew* Gandy is all yours! FYI, Diego Boneta is my backup so I’m licking him too just in case you get greedy/handsy…

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 11:29 AM

The new Sarina Bowen one sounds good. Ack! I have too much to read.

Tessa March 21, 2017 at 11:29 AM

Lol Nope. No lemons. They are evil.

Honest truth, I had no idea who Josh Duhamel was. I’ve only seen him in Transformers.

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM

I tend to stray from mainstream. His wife is the most famous thing about him.

Leslie M March 21, 2017 at 11:54 AM

Every single time you guys mention him I have to google him. He is cute, but I have no clue who he is.

Leslie M March 21, 2017 at 11:56 AM

There are soooooooo many on this list that are calling my name!!!! How are we supposed to keep our TBR in check when so much awesomeness surrounds us???

Ela March 21, 2017 at 11:58 AM

Maybe Robin should just say Fergie from Black Eyed Peas hubby???

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 11:58 AM

That’s how I feel Leslie. No matter how much I read, there are always twice as many that I want to read.

Ela March 21, 2017 at 11:58 AM

I suggest EVERYONE READ ALEXA RILEY SMUT WITH ME THERE IS NOTHING BETTER!

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM

Oh, Ela, is that who he is? Ha! I had no idea.

Ela March 21, 2017 at 11:59 AM

We should listen and read at the same time, of course different books 8O

Ela March 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Fabi! Sarcasm doesn’t suit you :roll:

Tessa March 21, 2017 at 12:00 PM

Ela, I have, but it gets a little repetitive after a while.

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Maybe that’s because I wasn’t being sarcastic? *scratches head*

You guys realize that if you’re not talking about a book character I probably have no idea who you’re talking about right? (except Chris Hemsworth, I do know who Thor is)

Ela March 21, 2017 at 12:06 PM

OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS????????? FABI??????????? DO YOU KNOW WHO DAVID GANDY IS?????

Ela March 21, 2017 at 12:07 PM

Tessa, it does but I like to pop one in every few weeks, months….

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 12:10 PM

No effing clue Ela. And I’m not even tempted to Google him. It doesn’t sound like a book character. ;-)

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 12:16 PM

Ok…I lied. I Googled. Ha!

Yup, no, not my type. Neither is JH. So more for you guys!!!

Grey March 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM

*snort* oh hell… You girls. Repetitive after awhile. What a problem to have??? And Ela is popping one in every few weeks … *cackles*

I’m taking myself to the naughty room…

Ela March 21, 2017 at 12:17 PM

No worries Fabi, I’ll do it for you since he has started as many a book character. Raine Miller used his as Nathan Blackstone in the Blackstone Affair series :love:

https://www.google.com/search?q=david+gandy&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjk0OnSjOjSAhUIyoMKHWlHAhIQ_AUIBygC&biw=1024&bih=730

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Grey, you have a naughty room? Is that like a red room?

Ela March 21, 2017 at 12:19 PM

Sorry he doesn’t pop your bubble :(

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 12:28 PM

He’s also one of the top picks for Gabriel in Gabriel’s Inferno, but I didn’t see it. I think it was the mustache.

Lisa Aiello March 21, 2017 at 12:54 PM

I just went and popped my Gandy cherry, cuz I had no idea who he was. But dayummm..he’s hawt!! I am spraying him with Lysol and then re-licking him. I shall hold him and love him and make him my own…and I shall name him George!!!

Tessa March 21, 2017 at 12:57 PM

David Gandy? That mustache is a big eeew. Though, I’ve seen his Dolce ads so I recognized that. Also, those he didn’t have a mustache. What’s funny, is if you compare him and Josh, they have a lot of the same face shape. Like, exactly the same!

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 1:06 PM

David’s rough and pointy. I like soft and boyish.

Tessa March 21, 2017 at 1:18 PM

Boyish turns me off. I think that’s why, even before the movie was released, when they said who’d play Christian Grey, I was thinking, nope. He looks too innocent in the commercials. I like rough and mature.

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 1:31 PM

Right Tessa? The original CG pick was much better. Too bad he had to back out of the role.

Grey March 21, 2017 at 2:28 PM

I still think Alexander Skarsgard would have made a fantastic CG…

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 2:31 PM

Oh hell yes Grey! I <3 him, which is weird because he *technically* goes against my type. He was my Chris in the Inside Out series and I've been hooked ever since!

Tessa March 21, 2017 at 3:17 PM

Yes! I’ll take him as Christian too. He’s sexy and yep, he looks like he probably is kind of dark emotionally.

bev March 21, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Simon ‘ s dog is named Justin Bieber.

Ela March 21, 2017 at 3:32 PM

*peels Lisa’s grabby hands off of David* *gives him a thorough bubble bath (because who licks anything after it was cleansed with lysol, that’s just so wrong)* *hands Lisa HER Manny Jr. and let’s her rock with the stuffed manatee*

Ela March 21, 2017 at 3:33 PM
Tessa March 21, 2017 at 3:36 PM

Did you all know that Daniel Radcliffe tried out for the part. *shudders* I’d have been hiding my eyes during the commercials.

Lisa Aiello March 21, 2017 at 4:14 PM

Ela…I’m guessing you flunked Sharing in Kindergarten!!!

Grey March 21, 2017 at 4:15 PM

Ela… I think my phone screen melted with that pic…

And then Tessa made me throw up in my mouth with that HP as CG imagery… Ew. Seriously. No.

Lisa Aiello March 21, 2017 at 4:16 PM

Tessa, your picture disturbs me. It’s small and I can’t tell for sure what it is, but it looks like one of those evil Gremlins. I’m gonna be really embarrassed if you come back and say “oh no, that’s my dog, Cuddles or something. I really can’t tell from how small the pic is, but it skeeeers me a lil!!

Ela March 21, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Sharing?????? *ponders this strange and weird sounding word* Nope can’t say I know what it is or what it means!

Ela March 21, 2017 at 4:39 PM
Ela March 21, 2017 at 4:40 PM

Harry Potter needs to stay Harry Potter…THAT IS ALL

Teri W March 21, 2017 at 5:31 PM

I just finished the new Sarina Bowen and its fabu. Heartwarmingly beautiful romance, detailed family and friends kinship and lots of steam. Low angst,

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 5:35 PM

Thanks for the feedback Teri. I’ve downloaded a sample but it may be a little while before I get to it.

Nay March 21, 2017 at 6:42 PM

I was going to mention the Peeps Oreos–saw them over the weekend–yuck! And speaking of other crazy Oreo flavors (uh, Swedish Fish???)

http://people.com/food/oreo-new-flavors-graded-ranked/peeps

I lurve me some David Gandy and Charlie Hunnam!!

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Wait what?? Swedish Fish Oreos? Crap. Where are my car keys???

Jan March 21, 2017 at 6:46 PM

ROFL. The girls are testy today. Now I want one of those lemon oreos. Or three. One oreo doesn’t go far.

While I don’t fancy reading Nemesis cos psych thrillers aren’t my cup of tea, I do think it has an impressive cover. Perfect for the style of book it is.

Jan March 21, 2017 at 6:47 PM

Swedish fish oreos? Just, no. *gags*

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 6:48 PM

I don’t actually want to eat them. I need them for my Fish Tales alter!!

bev March 21, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Ela ‘ s picture scares me. I keep thinking kermit is dead. Road kill.

Tessa ‘ s is one she drew.

Linda March 21, 2017 at 6:55 PM

Left Hanging looks right up my alley!!

bev March 21, 2017 at 7:08 PM

Ok, I know I have said this a hundred times. I want to try and Internet less read, and other stuff, more. I want to try a few days or week or so starting tomorrow.
So if I pop up rap my knuckles with a book.
Ela you seem like you’d be good at it. ;)

Jan March 21, 2017 at 7:19 PM

*passes bev a lemon oreo*

bev March 21, 2017 at 7:20 PM

*eats it*

Amy March 21, 2017 at 7:34 PM

Wait…tell me the lemon Oreos have a vanilla cookie, not chocolate. Because ew. *shudder*

Lemon/vanilla Oreos I can gobble up. ;)

Nay March 21, 2017 at 8:26 PM

Amy–the lemon ones I saw were vanilla. I think the key lime with a graham cookie looks awesome!

Cheryl March 21, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Gonna try the lemon Oreos- see how they compare to the Girl Scout lemonades that I LOVE!!

bev March 21, 2017 at 8:31 PM

Fabi, I’m bringing my begging over here too.

I beg you. I promise besides this group everyone ant their mother has read Simon. It’s like the freaking Martian. Perfect for April’s theme. Pleeeease.

Tessa March 21, 2017 at 8:50 PM

My picture is a bug lady. It was a challenge and weird enough to be chosen. I didn’t want a person I made because then it’d be associated as me and well, I don’t look like my chars. lol That said, it’s hard to make that one bigger.

Okay, the best oreos are peppermint oreos at Christmas. I wish that was year round.

D.G. March 21, 2017 at 8:53 PM

I feel like I always come into this conversations on the tail end….so here I go…….

DAVID GANDY….sigh…is my “model” crush. Yep…I like his page on Instagram…is so nice to see him pop up in the feed every now and again…and you know who I picture him as – Gabriel from Gabriel’s Inferno.

D.G. March 21, 2017 at 9:02 PM

Ela – I agree with you a thousand percent! CG should have stayed Charlie…that would have definitely pulled in the crowds! Did I mention he is my “actor” crush….

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 9:10 PM

CH would have made a great CG. But he’s another popular one that’s just not my type. :-/

Bev, I’m not sure I can resist the pleading on two different platforms. It feels like I go in my living room and you’re there begging. I move to my kitchen and there you pop up, pleading. LOL!

But, you know what I’m worried about? This is obviously one of your favorite books. Most of you are pretty sentimental about your favs and believe everyone else will love them too. Well…I don’t think that book is really my cup of tea. I’ll TRY anything, but I will also DNF if I can’t read it, or review with brutal honesty if I do read it and don’t like it.

I’ve loved every book you’ve rec’d so far. But I’ve only read the ones that really interested me. So, before you ask me again to read Simon and the Homo Sapiens Agenda (stupid title btw), you better be sure you want my feedback, whatever it may be.

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 9:13 PM

Amy! I LIKE chocolate and lemon. Ice cream!!! Well…My favorite baskin and robins is a scoop of chocolate and a scoop or orange sherbert on a sugar cone. But they seldom have that orange sherbert, so I settle for lemon instead. *sticks tongue out at vanilla people* ;-)

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 9:15 PM

Sorry but I need to pop in on behalf of the book title police and issue Fabi a citation for thinking she knows a good title when she sees one. Ok. Carry on. ((Glass Surface)) :D

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 9:17 PM

“sticks tongue out at vanilla people”

HAHAHAHAA! CG did that. Or was it *in* vanilla people?

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 9:24 PM

R is right in citing me for that one. I completely mispoke. I meant to say…
Me, myself and I, do not care for that title. It is not to MY taste but in no way reflects on the goodness/badness of the title itself.

Thanks for keeping me on the straight and narrow R. Just don’t try to make me like vanilla. (Ice cream)

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 9:25 PM

hahaha you’re good Fabi. Only a warning this time. No fine. ;)

bev March 21, 2017 at 9:35 PM

I think I can take it, Fabi.
I mean I’ve forgiven Maryse for Jellicoe Road. I’m talking to her again and almost smiled at her yesterday.
Now if you decide to take a hate against Anne of Green Gables, book or Sullivan adaptation, ….We’d have some problems.

If you try it and you find you’d rather endure a water torture then by all means put it down. On the bright side you would be keeping your dnf streak up.

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 9:41 PM

hahahaha Bev, that’s awesome. You got it girl. It’ll be my April pick.

And I would never :-0 diss Anne

R. Renee March 21, 2017 at 9:42 PM

what’s April again?

Fabi March 21, 2017 at 9:45 PM

I think it’s “everyone but you has read it” month

bev March 21, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Whoot!

Jan March 22, 2017 at 12:01 AM

*nibbles slowly on a key lime and graham cracker combination* Mmmmmm…..

Amy March 22, 2017 at 12:02 AM

“*sticks tongue out at vanilla people*”

Just ’cause I *like* vanilla doesn’t mean I’m a vanilla people.

Just sayin’. ;)

Amy March 22, 2017 at 12:07 AM

But I get the odd ice cream or food combos…I love putting salted peanuts on fudge swirl ice cream. Or lemon juice on pepperoni pizza.

Peeps oreos. Heck. Yeah.

And by the way…I think it’s fair to say we can expect anything by Rachel Higginson to be freaking awesome. I can’t WAIT for The Opposite of You!!! :D

Amy March 22, 2017 at 12:10 AM

Okay, I should probably go to sleep now…I just freaked out over the blurb of Nemesis and clicked it without looking at the price.

And paid 10.99 for it. :roll: Whatever. I’ll be the guinea pig!

R. Renee March 22, 2017 at 12:11 AM

Oooooh I put lemon on everything and never thought of pizza!

Grey March 22, 2017 at 5:31 AM

8O damn Amy… See, that’s why I H
have my book restriction, haha! No self control! But, Easter is almost here, and I’ve decided that once Lent is over, so is this stupid restriction
*giggle*

Lemon oreos…not for me. But the reeses ones are to die for! And I giggled a bit over the vanilla convo…and it wasn’t even me stirring the pot on that one!

Ela March 22, 2017 at 7:03 AM

Hey! I love vanilla ice cream!

Lisa Aiello March 22, 2017 at 7:15 AM

On behalf of the world, and because I’m a giver, I have tried Swedish Fish Oreos…and by gosh, they taste like Swedish Fish. Wasn’t gross, but not necessarily my favorite. The Key Lime Pie ones are to die for…but I haven’t tried the Peeps ones yet…or the lemon. Apparently I have some work to do!!!

Ela March 22, 2017 at 8:16 AM

Hi Lisa, Bambi Wigglebottom

Ela March 22, 2017 at 8:21 AM

Oh and my poor Kermit is being disciplined for talking back and telling me I have a huge ass….*snickers*

Zazzle Bitch March 22, 2017 at 8:32 AM

LOVE MY NEW NAME…

Ela March 22, 2017 at 8:33 AM

OH GEEZ NOW I NEED MODERATION INTERVENTION

Ela March 22, 2017 at 8:34 AM

SORRY MARYSE, was just testing out my new stripper name….;)

Leslie M March 22, 2017 at 8:43 AM

My son loves Peeps oreos by the way. They are not my fave. But the christmas peppermint ones?!? Oooooh yeah!!! I’ve never seen the Sweedish Fish…those sound weird. Lemon….I’d give ‘em a try.

Leslie M March 22, 2017 at 8:45 AM

Oh, and I too love vanilla! Nothing wrong with a little vanilla right??

Lisa Aiello March 22, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Oh Ela – you make me laugh so hard sometimes!!! I lurve ya, girl!!!

Ela March 22, 2017 at 9:13 AM

I gotta step up my game, it should be always and not just sometimes.

Ela March 22, 2017 at 9:15 AM

I luves ya too! And of course the rest of MOST of you ladies!

I love Robin Eggs!!!! And I just saw they have mini Cadbury Eggs! YUM

Ela March 22, 2017 at 10:48 AM

So Robin, of course Robin, posted a site for us to get our stripper names and WHAT NAMES they are:

Tessa – Sleazy Buns
Fabi – Trey Ball or Easy Baby
Robin – Honey Swallows
Anna – Donna Bunny
Lisa – Dementia Swallows
Ela – ZAZZLE BITCH
Grey – Cherry Titties

Ela March 22, 2017 at 10:56 AM

Oh and bev is – Sleezy Berry

R. Renee March 22, 2017 at 10:58 AM

Let’s not forget to mention it was FABI who asked for it! I was just being helpful!

Fabi March 22, 2017 at 11:02 AM

tattletale

R. Renee March 22, 2017 at 11:44 AM

:P

Leslie M March 22, 2017 at 11:48 AM

Hey Bev, we can be Sleezy sisters!!! I’m Sleezy Skiz.

Nay March 22, 2017 at 11:51 AM

Forgot to post mine: Sleezy Skiz

It seems several of us are sleezy! lol

Grey March 22, 2017 at 12:19 PM

I’m actually laughing so hard I’m crying….

Ela March 22, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Anyone wanna BR Garden of Goodbyes? Cherry Titties???

Amy March 22, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Ela…I’m reading it for my March read and plan on starting it here in the next couple of days. Does that work?

Ela March 22, 2017 at 2:03 PM

Sounds good! Are you a good BR’er??? Will you exchange spoilers with me on the GR group spoiler thread???

Amy March 22, 2017 at 2:16 PM

Errrr…I’m an *okay* BR’er. If it’s working for me then I will stick with it and check in often. If it’s not…well, you’ll know.

Grey March 22, 2017 at 3:14 PM

*cough* The Last Hour of Gann *cough*

Amy March 22, 2017 at 3:46 PM

*points to Grey’s comment*

Exactly.

Grey March 22, 2017 at 4:14 PM

:lol: but… She’s a hella good bartender, so I forgave her!

Ela March 22, 2017 at 4:15 PM

AMY??? *tapping foot* where art thou??????????? I started! Shit I just saw your plan of the next FEW DAYS??????? YOU NEED TO START NOW

MichelleS March 22, 2017 at 4:31 PM

I want a stripper name! Where’s that link?

I love vanilla ice cream. And pistachio. I also like vanilla other times too… just sayin’… it can’t be a sundae every time people!

I’m not sure Fabi would like Simon, except the adorable m/m aspect.

What else have I missed?going back up there to look…

MichelleS March 22, 2017 at 4:34 PM

David Gandy is totally Gabriel! So right. And a bunch of other guys too. He could be my hot vamp any time.

Harry Potter grew up to be an ugly man. Well, HE DID. Like that kid from Home Alone. Just not manly.

Ela March 22, 2017 at 4:37 PM

Here’s the link but you should come on over to GR as well…

http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/namegen/3386/#.WNHVe_nyuM9

Ela March 22, 2017 at 4:38 PM

Oh man MichelleS, you had to bring up the Home Alone kid….ewwwwwwwww

MichelleS March 22, 2017 at 4:43 PM

I got my stripper name! Cherry Swallows. So sleazy!

Fabi March 22, 2017 at 5:59 PM

That’s two or maybe three people now saying I’m probably not going to like the Simon book.

Oh well, other than chancing hurting Bev’s feelings, at least I’ll still be on my dnf track for challenge books.

Michelle, I can’t say I’m all that interested in a young gay boy story. My favorite MM books have two big, gorgeous alphas who are plenty adult enough to get hot and sweaty between the pages (or is that on the pages?) *shrug* idk, but I’m sure you get the picture.

I actually don’t like reading YA books unless they are dystopian or sci-fi.

Jan March 22, 2017 at 6:23 PM

Eeeww. My stripper name is Sparkle Swallows. Ah well, it could have been worse….. *ahem* Dementia Swallows?????? I mean, come on!

Maryse March 22, 2017 at 6:35 PM

Awwww mine is SO CUTE!!!!

I ACCEPT!!!

“Sparkle Baby” :D

R. Renee March 22, 2017 at 6:38 PM

No way Maryse. I’m convinced you cheated!

Tessa March 22, 2017 at 6:38 PM

That name just suits you.

… I hope that doesn’t mean Sleazy Buns suits me.

Fabi March 22, 2017 at 6:39 PM

Of course Maryse would get the cute name! hahaha that is so appropriate :-)

Maryse March 22, 2017 at 6:54 PM

LOL!!! It kinda is though, right? I love sparkly things!!! :P

Maryse March 22, 2017 at 6:55 PM

R!!!!

I didn’t cheat I swear… they wanted to know if I was female, and what my name was. I only entered my first name and THAT is what they gave me.

It’s fate. :D

Amy March 22, 2017 at 7:17 PM

My stripper name…

…wait for it…

…wait for it…

Easy Baby.

Fabi March 22, 2017 at 7:20 PM

Ha! Amy. Also so appropriate. :-)

Oh wait…That’s mine too. :-/

LOL!!!

Amy March 22, 2017 at 7:21 PM

HA!!

Strippers of a feather flock together. :P

bev March 22, 2017 at 7:37 PM

Damn I suck at this staying off the internet.
*Try harder bev*

But Fabi, you do not only read it for the sex, do you? The m/m?

I mean if that is your….hmm…erotica???….Then no.
Simon is not erotic.
But if the romance aspect is important….check. If humor…check. Well written male pov……check. Developed side characters and realistic family and friendship relationships…check. Characters who make mistakes but are still good people…..check.

I’m not sure i know how to talk about the coming out aspect in an eloquent way, not having to have to do that, but I think she wrote about it in an eloquent way.

To be honest I think Simon is a lovable book that many on here would enjoy.

It’s not a book for your libido, not that that is a bad thing, just not this book, it’s for your brain and heart.

I’m not sure why I thought of Amy, Maryse and Fabi first. I guess Fabi because m/m so know she is not turned off by that aspect. I know she reads male pov and likes funny slightly dorky personalities.
Amy and Maryse I think I just pick on…..it’s become habit. *shrug *
I know Amy reads male pov in YA and I guess I just thought she and Maryse might find him endearing when in the mood for it. Could totally see them wanting to take care of Simon but enjoying the slight angst and worry.

I dont know. I probably rec by habit more than really trying to pair up the right book with the right reader.

Fabi and Maryse and Amy if you really do not want to read it then honestly do not. There are many books that I have no desire to read that are well loved on here and it would be a chore to force myself. I do not want anyone to feel that way about a book.
Plus, I’m still flying high, inordinately happy-lol, from Tasha reading and loving To Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil.

Grey March 22, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Mother trucker! Cliffy! Sh#t!!! *stomp, stomp, stomp*

Linda March 22, 2017 at 8:50 PM

My stripper name is “Tink Lick?” I wanted a name with sparkle in it!!!!

Tessa March 22, 2017 at 9:11 PM

Technically, people call Tinkerbell Tink… So you got sparkle there in the form of fairy dust. Maybe you lick fairies?

Tessa March 22, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Grey… I am so okay with CH. I’ll still read it. :D

Ela March 23, 2017 at 6:46 AM

I feel like reading Simon just to justify bev writing a book *looks up* about not forcing anyone….I actually had a tear in my eye!

Ela March 23, 2017 at 6:50 AM

What book Grey?

bev March 23, 2017 at 7:43 AM

*gently dabs tear a way*

You’re a nut.

Jean March 23, 2017 at 9:52 AM

Just 1-clicked a Rainbow Rowell book on sale for $1.99 – Attachments. Sounds really good! bev, have you read that one?

I need to go back up now and catch up with all your comments!

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 10:16 AM

FLT:
He had many names.
The Weaving Man by Tove Foss Ford

MichelleS, it’s exactly what I needed to read! Thank you. Mender is so easy to adore.

Fabi March 23, 2017 at 10:26 AM

FLT
“I’m really sorry to drag you guys out here again ,” Dr. Gavin Addison said to the two police officers who were standing on his front porch.
Falling for Him by CL Mustafic

This one is an ARC unfortunately not out until April 17. But the marketing co. requires reviews within two weeks of download. So as much as I hate reviewing so early, I’m reading it now.

It’s so good! Reminds me of Try by Ela Frank.

Ela March 23, 2017 at 11:02 AM

“I NEED YOUR HELP.”
Garden of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews

Amy March 23, 2017 at 11:12 AM

Ditto Ela’s first line. ;)

MichelleS March 23, 2017 at 11:19 AM

TESSA!!!! OMG – I’m jumping up and down over here geeking out that you are reading The Weaving Man!!!! YAY! I’m like Bev and Simon, though – I adore Menders and want everyone to love him like I do, but I get that it’s not for everyone.

I cannot wait to hear if you like it. I hope you make it. It’s elegantly written, but LONG – just hang in there. You will LOVE all the secondary characters.

And is menders seriously not freaking amazing? GAH!

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 11:29 AM

I’m adoring it so far. Long doesn’t detour me; only bad writing or story does. I absolutely love Menders. I’m still in the beginning, of course. I’m at 20% so far. I can see trouble about to happen, but I think it’s still somewhat in the future (Who knows though). Also, smart. I almost never come across it, but it had in it a word I didn’t know the meaning of. That actually makes me happy. It wasn’t placed to show the author’s intelligence, but just as a good word that was needed to describe something. That’s rare. I see “big” words put in places that a simple word would make more sense so that the author would sound smart, but it just sounds stuffy. This isn’t stuffy at all. Just well written.

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM

I just realized that 20% is a fifth of the way through. Still, it’s a big book so I can still call it the beginning. :D

DG March 23, 2017 at 11:38 AM

Gonna try to post to the correct one this time….
HEllo! Just throwing a thought out there…if I am in a 3D movie theater …does that mean I can really touch Mark Wahlburg and Charlie Hunnam…..just saying….

Ela March 23, 2017 at 11:50 AM

DG!!!!!!!!! I CAN’T WAIT FOR KING ARTHUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fabi March 23, 2017 at 12:07 PM

king Arthur what? What what what? I luuuurve King Arthur stories.

Ela March 23, 2017 at 12:28 PM

FABI ARE YOU SHITTING ME??????? WHAT THE WHAT???????????

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1972591/

Jean March 23, 2017 at 12:37 PM

Amy and Ela! You are reading Garden of Goodbyes!! Ugh, please keep me updated….that one is high on my TBR!

FLT: The first time I met Lee Cross, I was doing something as ordinary as shopping for groceries. (Hearts of Blue (Hearts #4), L.H. Cosway) – GREAT, GREAT SERIES!! I CAN’T GET ENOUGH! She’s a cop and he’s a “supposed” criminal…..so good!!!

Ela March 23, 2017 at 12:41 PM

Yeah um…Jean, go ahead and read my very extensive review.

R. Renee March 23, 2017 at 12:44 PM

I hung with the hubs last night and didn’t read again! *hides from Nay* I’m the worst BR ever, well, aside from Maryse… :lol:

FLT: Badger by C.M. McKenna: My name is Adrian Birch, and I’m nobody.

Jean March 23, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Adrian!!!!!!

Jean March 23, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Ok Ela, let me go check it out…..so you’re done already?

Ela March 23, 2017 at 12:52 PM

Yup, THANKFULLY I’M DONE WITH THAT

Fabi March 23, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Ela I have no idea what all your exclamation was about. You have to explain things slowly and in detail to me. :-/

Jean March 23, 2017 at 12:56 PM

Yeah, that’s how I felt about Sweet Venom…..it was worse than Tabula Rasa and you know how much I hated that book!

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 12:58 PM

Fabi! Bev! You would both love the book MichelleS recommended, The Weaving Man. Seriously.

Ela March 23, 2017 at 1:02 PM

With my review Fabi or my excitement over King Arthur? Did you not watch those previews??? I don’t think I have to explain anything, THOSE are self explanatory! Le Sigh

Ela March 23, 2017 at 1:04 PM

That’s pretty bad Jean! TR was %^%$#%^&

Fabi March 23, 2017 at 1:14 PM

I just know I would Tessa! I’m going to add it to my schedule, even if it’ll take me a couple of months to get to it.

Ela, no, I haven’t seen any previews. Even on the rare occasion I turn the TV on, I’m watching something recorded or Netflix or Amazon Prime. Never anything with commercials.

Amy March 23, 2017 at 1:18 PM

OMG OMG OOOOOMMMMMGGGG!!!!

R!!!!!!!

*hyperventilates*

*thud*

Nay March 23, 2017 at 1:36 PM

Tessa! You’re reading it! I’m going to read it too when I’m ready for a long one, and I can’t wait! Looking forward to hearing what you think about it–I know Michelle’s thrilled you’re reading it!

Ela–Flove that pic of CH!! Le sigh is right!

Jean–I saw Ela’s glowing review, but I didn’t click on the spoiler, so I don’t know what exactly she hated (although it sounds like she hated everything! lol), but I’m going to read it after I finish Badger and a couple of others.

Robin–remember me? Highly medicated? Dozing off every freaking time I sit down and try to get a chapter read? You’re the PERFECT BRer for me!!
________________
FLT:
“My name is Adrian Birch, and I’m nobody.”
Badger by C.M. McKenna

And I just have to add my fave line thus far–when Badger is speaking to grandma and she doesn’t want him to say the word ‘piss’:
“People there don’t urinate me off as much.”

R. Renee March 23, 2017 at 1:38 PM

LOL Amy! If I ever get to read it, I’ll update! I’m on a mission to read tonight! I was hoping to get to read some today but I’ve been figuring out RT Atlanta stuff. Southwest wants $100 MORE to change my flight! Ugh. I didn’t know there were still signings going on Sunday and I booked too early. :(

Fabi, I’m with you. I NEVER know what’s up with movies. I never watch TV, like ever, and I think I saw 2 movies all of last year. Both from books LOL.

R. Renee March 23, 2017 at 1:40 PM

*high fives Nay* Yes! Then we are perfect! Whew! I haven’t seen you update and I thought oh crap…she’s finished and I’m still at the beginning!

Nay March 23, 2017 at 1:46 PM

Robin–I finally marked it ‘currently reading’ a little while ago. I had completely forgotten!

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 2:09 PM

Guys, I honestly don’t want to stop reading this book. It’s one of those. The relationships between everyone is just so real, but especially Mender and his princess is so sweet. It’s not a romance at this point, but it has that heart of secondary and main characters that feel real. No one has felt two dimensional yet. :D

Amy March 23, 2017 at 2:12 PM

*climbs back in chair*

Wait…Nay too?!?

*thunk*

Nay March 23, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Tessa–sounds so good! I can’t wait to read it!

I just posted on GR that I’ve been meaning to ask–does anyone want to do a buddy read for The Opposite of You by Rachel Higginson starting next Thursday, 3/30, the day it comes out?

If you have KU, it’s free, and with how much Maryse loved it, there’s no way I’m passing it up! If anyone says they want to BR, I’ll go ahead and set up a thread on GR for those who want to participate there.

Nay March 23, 2017 at 2:16 PM

Amy–I thought you knew we were reading it??? Since we started it days ago, I guess it would’ve helped if I’d marked it on GR before today! lol

Fabi March 23, 2017 at 2:29 PM

OMG!!! Xcor’s story comes out April 4th!!!

Jean March 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM

Nay, I would love to BR that one with you!

Jean March 23, 2017 at 2:45 PM

I’m so behind on the BDB series – - I’m at book #10 I think Lover Reborn…..

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 3:05 PM

Nay, I’ll read it too.

Ela March 23, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Shut the front door Jean! I still have to get to that other series she’s doing,
I think i may or may not have read book 1.

Ela March 23, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Sorry, not Jean, Fabi!

Amy March 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Nay, I didn’t know y’all were reading it which is why I’m SO freaking excited. :D

Jean…I will keep you updated on GoG. So far I am LOVING the writing.

MichelleS March 23, 2017 at 5:13 PM

Xcor… whose name I’ve been saying wrong for-freaking-ever! Ugh. Totally over it. Too long in the making. And he’s the ugly guy!!! Argh. Just keep feeding me more Rhage. :-)

KING ARTHUR!!! First, I adore the Arthurian legends. Just flat out love the crap out of it. Then add Charlie H as Arthur? Be still my heart.

MichelleS March 23, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Tessa – makes me happy that you’re appreciating the book! She has an excellent command of the English language. It’s just right for this book. Not pretentious. Oh just you wait. The romance is coming and not at all what you might expect, because it’s just that good!

MichelleS March 23, 2017 at 5:16 PM

What was “the word”??? I think I do a dictionary check at least once in a book, and you’re right, it’s usually a word they didn’t need to use!

D.G. March 23, 2017 at 5:17 PM

Ela, the movie is about King Arthur?!?! I didn’t see past his beautiful face…and other stuff….*hides face in hands*. Seriously joking!!!

MichelleS March 23, 2017 at 5:30 PM

SQUEEE! I just watched the preview. OMG… Led Zeppelin in the background & Charlie with his REAL accent. Thud. I’m dead.

MichelleS March 23, 2017 at 5:33 PM

FLT: “The sticky-sweet night embraced me like a satisfied lover.” Born in Fire, BF Breene. Funny, sexy PNR.

Grey March 23, 2017 at 6:37 PM

Fabi!!! I totally want to BR that one. Can we wait until after Lent is over??? LOL! Dammit! Whose stupid idea was it to not let me buy books anyway?

So wait, is Ela done with GoG and didn’t like it?

My FLT is from the ARC I finished in the wee small hours. – “He won’t remember me,” I insisted. ~ Dirty Filthy Rich Boys by Laurelin Paige. I have to type up my review, but yes!!!! I really enjoyed it, other than than the cliffy that I should have expected, and that isn’t a deal breaker for me… I can throw myself over a cliff when I know the end is in sight, and she already has a release date for the next book posted, (it is just a duet). It was hella hot, had a jerkface bully, witty banter, in short…it checked a lot of my boxes!

D.G. March 23, 2017 at 6:49 PM

Again…I will be seeing this in 3D if available!!!! I will be the crazy lady trying to grab a hold of Charlie!!! *grinning like the crazy one I am*

Leslie M March 23, 2017 at 7:01 PM

Ela, we might end up being double-fisted buddy readers…we are definitely going to want to jump on The Opposite of You read too. Whateves! We can do Infidelity series AND that one. Right??

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 7:01 PM

I don’t remember the exact word, but it meant naturally stressful or stressful by it’s very nature. You can imagine who it was referring to, I’m sure. :D It started with a C I think. It was done so well, I was pretty sure before looking it up what it meant. That’s how to use rarely used words. :D

Maryse March 23, 2017 at 7:16 PM

THE OPPOSITE OF YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS AHHHHH YESSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

I need to find another book to read, but I wanna read one like THAT again.

bev March 23, 2017 at 7:28 PM

Now I want to know the word, Tessa, lol.
I can only think of cortisol but that is a stress hormone.

Nay March 23, 2017 at 8:23 PM

I’ll set up a BR thread on GR for The Opposite of You when release day gets a little closer.

I forgot that the new BDB book was coming out! I read the first of the Black Dagger Legacy books,Blood Kiss, and loved it! And you five-starred it, Ela. You just need to read the 2nd one, Blood Vow, like I do (but I have to finish The Beast first).

And, bummer, I got Xcor mixed up with Trez’s brother–didn’t realize this book was about the ugly guy! JRW is going to have to do some pretty good writing to make this book lovable!

Tessa March 23, 2017 at 9:17 PM

Concomitant

It took forever to find that word. lol

Maryse March 23, 2017 at 9:53 PM

LOL Nay!!!!

Z ws kind of the ugly guy way back when (although I cringe saying Z and ugly together – NEVER!!!!!!)… and he ended up being one of the most coveted brothers in the reading world. ;)

I bet she’ll make him something big!!!

Maryse March 23, 2017 at 10:11 PM

R!!!

Hey you buddy-read stooooooler!!!! :P

I’m a GREAT buddy reader. :) <— is there a halo? Noooooo? *hrmph*

bev March 23, 2017 at 10:18 PM

Oooh, I like the definition. Not sure if I’m pronouncing it right or I’d try to work it into a conversation.

Amy March 23, 2017 at 10:28 PM

Hey, Miss self-professed halo-wearing BR’er…read Garden of Goodbyes with me an’ Ela!!!!

Or don’t.

‘Cause, ya know, you’re an adult and all.

*snort*

Nay March 24, 2017 at 7:01 AM

Maryse–oh yes! And Z is my fave! I had forgotten about the magic JRW worked with his character.

MichelleS March 24, 2017 at 7:28 AM

Z just had a scar on his face – he’s Phury’s twin – so he’s hot. Xcor has an unreoaired cleft lip – look it up & tell me she can make him hot!

Nay March 24, 2017 at 8:27 AM

I just saw that Madeline Sheehan posted on her FB page on 3/2 that a release date for Preacher’s book, Undeserving, is ‘coming soon’. It has a new cover–well, actually all of them have new covers on her website, so maybe getting picked up by a publisher had at least something to do with the huge delay?? All I know is that this is the first time she’s addressed a release date in ages, even when people have asked, so hopefully, that means it will REALLY, finally be released!

Nay March 24, 2017 at 8:34 AM

Michelle–I hadn’t thought about that. But Z’s scar is supposed to be pretty gnarly too, isn’t it?? Either way, JRW will definitely have to do something pretty miraculous for various reasons with Xcor! Fan-made images picture Joaquin Phoenix with a bit of a cleft lip.

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