Drumline
Pretty great cover, unique spin on the college “it group” (instead of the sports stars, it’s the band stars!) and hugely recommended by so many authors and readers, that I was very excited to give this one a go. In fact the hero in this one was compared to my beloved bad-ass, Travis, so you know I was rubbing my hands in glee to feel that feeling again.

Krista: MARYSE!!!!! AHHHhh!! OMG!!!! You NEED to read Drumline by Stacy kestwick ASAP… It has a beautiful disaster feel with Laird giving Travis a very close run for the lead!!!! Say what!?! I know right? I’m only at chapter 14 and I CANT put it down!! Seriously!! I think – no I know – you will LOVE it!! A snare Drumline geek hero and a strong quit-wit stubborn heroine. Stop what your doing and READ this book!! Gotta go!!

Kata: RE: Drumline Easily going to make my top 10 of 2017!

Chelli: Don’t know if anyone has mentioned Drumline by Stacy Kestwick. First time I’ve read one of her books but it was sooo good. College romance with sexy, sweet alpha male, strong heroine and perfect amount of angst and drama. Def gonna try something else of hers!! Perfect book to get me out of my book funk

While keeping it “new adult light and sexy” it still explored some deep subject matters, from overbearing parents, to childhood illness, to flat-out bullying (and by the hero’s best friend, no less). It ran the gamut of having to grow up fast, and keeping it “cool” while recognizing priorities and personal dignity.

So what’s it about?

Reese is trying out for the University drum line for one of the most coveted spots in the school band (one of the snares) and historically, it’s always been an all-male group. No female has ever been good enough to “make” the team (at least not the snare team), and so the females play other instruments.

Nothing against her, but I wanted to get started already. By tradition, Rodner’s snare line had always been an exclusively male domain. It wasn’t so much that girls weren’t allowed, just that none had ever been good enough, and over the years, they’d simply stopped trying out.

As well as serve as the “snare-players” play things and groupies. *hrmph*

Anyway, the diehards eyeroll when Reese shows up, so sure of herself, and they decide to give her a run for her money, to prove that she doesn’t have what it takes. But they don’t know her determination, or her talent and SHE. SHOWS. THEM!!! Mind you, not all that easily, as she has one bully (the captain’s other main misogynistic leader), that seems to hate her right off the bat, and plays VERY dirty to make her life within their group, miserable.

But Reese has been through worse, and doesn’t give up. And Laird notices her… BIG TIME. And she notices him back.

I barely knew him, I reminded myself. He was beautiful and said things that made me want to spontaneously combust, but I barely knew him. If this turned out to be a mistake, a short fling— or worse, a one-night stand— how would the rest of the season play out?

I enjoyed it well enough (it’s very well written), although I didn’t quite get the intensity I was looking for.

Maybe it was because this story was equally told the entire way from both main character’s POVs, which didn’t allow for that nervous titillation that I crave when potentially falling in “book-love”. Perhaps it was because thcir wasn’t enough push-pull when it came to the romance aspect, that I didn’t quite get that teasing, and the nervous butterflies in my stomach.

There was so much potential for the hero to be haughty, wary, and infuriating (especially considering she was the first female in ages to audition for the spot in a all-male drum line), but… it didn’t quite get there, for me. Although I did delight in his possessiveness, it happened so quickly that I didn’t get to delight in the “getting there“. He pretty much let his feelings known from the start, and while she did play a little hard-to-get (sorta), it wasn’t long before they were obviously paired, and totally in accordance (with, of course… personal secrets to be discovered. Although we, the readers, were already privy to them).

It had plenty of sweet and sad moments, highs and lows, angsty feelings, and full-on hurtful moments (uggggghhhhh that abusive bully was THE. WORST!!!), so I get the big love for it. I guess I was just not feeling this one as much.

3.75 stars

P.S. Thank you to the author for sending me a review copy!

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MONDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! THREE MORE BOOKS JUST WENT LIVE:

  • Shiver by Ela Frank & Brooke Blaine <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! OOPS!! Never mind… ;) DARK-READ STALKER ALERT! ”Warning: This is not a love story. It is not a romance. This is an obsessive stalker lust story that contains darker themes that may serve as a trigger to some readers. Shiver is a standalone novel.
“Everything I told you is true—I’m not a good man, but you choose what you want to hear.
You shouldn’t have come that night. Maybe then you’d be safe. But it’s too late now.
I want you because you remind me of him. I need you to give me back what I lost.”
  • Crave, Part Two (Crave Duet Book 2) by E.K. Blaire <— E.K. BLAIRE’S DUET IS NOW COMPLETE!! :)
  • NSFW by Piper Lawson <— He’s her boss… “Avery Banks, our resident rising star, is a shark. The tall, blond, and gorgeous kind with zero patience and even less forgiveness. Good thing I’m the Mae West of executive assistants. I live to put grown men in their place….

<— KATE STEWART’S LATEST IS LIVE!!!! I LOVE this author and I think this is gonna be super-tumultuous-angsty ’cause she personally warned me about Drive

“It’s very Room 212 in feels. Fair warning!”

*gasp* eek YAY MEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

Kostantina: Omg this book sounds amazing!! I luv luv luv how she embeds each song to listen too at the beginning of each chapter!! So cool! Totally one clicking!

Heather: OMG Maryse. You NEED to read this book. I can’t even formulate words. The entire premise is genius. The book is freaking magic. There is NOTHING else out there like it. I’m a huge fan of hers and this one is just. . . my God. EVERYTHANG!

Maryse: Eeeeeeeeeeeeeep!!!!

Mary Ann: Room 212 is the first book that I read from Kate Stewart. And I like and enjoyed reading that book. So I am in diving in…

Annnnnnnd… in other news:

Kristen Ashley surprised us with this BIG deal!!!!!! Many of you already saw the announcement, but how could I not post it again on the official “news post”? :D She’s got a surprise new book up for pre-order. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) <— UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT!! She’s really into him… but he has her at arm’s length because he’s in love with someone else that broke his heart…

“…Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.

Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.

And Izzy knew the stakes…”

Kristen Ashley has another HUGE MOVIE NEWS surprise!

#PassionIsComing with New York Times bestseller Kristen Ashley!

★ ★ ★ PASSIONFLIX SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ★ ★ ★

Passionflix and New York Times bestselling author Kristen Ashley are thrilled to announce the option of not one, but TWO beloved romance titles! We are over the moon excited to announce THE WILL and THREE WISHES will be coming to Passionflix, a studio and streaming platform dedicated to turning romance novels into movies and series.

Get ready to fall further in love with Josephine and Jake in THE WILL and Nate and Lily in THREE WISHES, coming soon from passionflix.com!

J.Kenner has a new series coming and it’s been announced on USA Today! In fact, here is book #1 Down On Me (Man of the Month Book 1) (and many of the others right below it), on pre-order. She says:

Yes! Finally!!!! It’s announcement day of the Super Secret Awesome Project I’ve been telling you guys about for what feels like forever! Also known OFFICIALLY as the Man of the Month series!

Thanks to USA Today for the lovely article and interview!!!

Suanne Laqueur (one of our very favorites!!) just won a HUGE award (the grand prize for Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards). Here’s her reaction. Tee hee!!! P.S. She has book #2  (A Charm of Finches (Venery Book 2) in this series up for preorder (in case you didn’t know).

Tijan bargain!!!! Kian is super-bargain priced today!

Marcie: Read Kian in less than 24 hours an loved it, I am a HUGE Tijan fan and have read everything and anything she has provided.

Tessa: Kian was really good. I was expecting it to be darker, but honestly, Kian is so sweet, you can’t help but like him.

L.A. Fiore announced a new DARK sounding book entitled “Savage: The Awakening of Lizzie Danton”. No preorder yet but it sounds right up our bad-guy alley!

He lives in a castle fit for a fairy tale, but he’s no prince.
He’s savage.
He’s brutal.
He’s a killer.
By an act of fate, our worlds collide.
They call him a monster, but he is my salvation.

L.J. Shen has a new rock star read coming out!! She announced ”midnight Blue (no preorder yet) but here’s a bit of a teaser: “He is a British rock star. She’s the one girl he promised himself not to mess with…”

Harry Potter COOL NEWS!!!! Harry Potter’s house is for sale!!!

THESE were JUST ADDED to the main “NEW RELEASE” page!

  1. Dignity (The Breaking Point Book 2) by Jay Crownover – October 17th 2017
  2. Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds - October 24th 2017
  3. A Charm of Finches (Venery Book 2) by Suanne Laqueur – November 1st 2017
  4. Hot and Heavy (Chubby Girl Chronicles Book 2) by Tabatha Vargo – November 3rd 2017
  5. Complicated by Kristen Ashley - November 7th 2017
  6. Annihilation (The Mystic Series Book 8) by B.C. Burgess - November 9th 2017
  7. Hardcore Twenty-Four (Stephanie Plum Book 24) by Janet Evanovich - November 14th 2017
  8. Perfect Match: (A Romantic Comedy) by Lila Monroe - November 13th 2017
  9. Wicked Torture (Wicked Nights (Stark World) Book 3) by J. Kenner - November 14th 2017
  10. Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright - November 14th 2017
  11. Crowned by Hate (Crowned #1) by Amo Jones - November 14th 2017
  12. Defiant Queen (Anti-Heroes Collection Book 2) by Meghan March - November 14th 2017
  13. Rock Solid by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde - November 14th 2017
  14. Begin Again: Allie and Kaden’s Story by Mona Kasten - November 14th 2017
  15. Cuffed by His Charm: A Dirty Little Secrets Novel by Stacey Kennedy - November 14th 2017
  16. Wish You Were Mine by Tara Sivec - November 14th 2017
  17. The Complete Sookie Stackhouse Stories by Charlaine Harris - November 21st 2017
  18. Little Broken Things: A Novel by Nicole Baart - November 21st 2017
  19. Love: A Hollywood Romance (The Keatyn Chronicles Book 12) by Jillian Dodd - November 21st 2017
  20. Hotbloods by Bella Forrest - November 26th 2017
  21. Bad Princess by Julianna Keyes  - November 27th 2017
  22. Past Perfect: A Novel by Danielle Steele - November 28th 2017
  23. Ravaged (Vampire Awakenings, Book 7) by Brenda K. Davies – November 30th 2017
  24. The Bachelor Contract (The Bachelors of Arizona) by Rachel Van Dyken - November 28th 2017
  25. So Over You (The Chicago Rebels Series Book 2) by Kate Meader - December 4th 2017
  26. Slammed (San Francisco Thunder) by Victoria Denault - December 5th 2017
  27. Roomies by Christina Lauren - December 5th 2017
  28. The Wicked Vampire (Last True Vampire series) by Kate Baxter - December 5th 2017
  29. Heart Sight (A Celta Novel) by Robin D. Owens - December 5th 2017
  30. Tempting Danger by Katie Reus - December 5th 2017
  31. Rugged Texas Cowboy by Lora Leigh - December 5th 2017
  32. Brave (A Wicked Trilogy Book 3) by Jennifer L. Armentrout – December 11th 2017
  33. Torrid Little Affair by Kendall Ryan – December 11th 2017
  34. Mentor’s Match: A Submissive Series Standalone Novel by Tara Sue Me - December 11th 2017
  35. Cherish Hard (Hard Play Book 1) by Nalini Singh - November 14th 2017
  36. The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1) by Kristen Ashley -  December 19th 2017
  37. Sinful Empire (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 3) by Meghan March - December 19th 2017
  38. Can’t Let Go (Callaway Cousins #5) (Callaways Book 13) by Barbara Freethy – December 26th 2017
  39. Kane: I Am Alpha (Law of the Lycans Book 9) by Nicky Charles – December 26th 2017
  40. The Pretender: Games People Play by HelenKay Dimon - December 26th 2017
  41. Twisted (The Steel Brothers Saga Book 8) by Helen Hardt - December 26th 2017
  42. Beautiful Lawman: A Devil’s Rock Novel by Sophie Jordan - December 26th 2017
  43. Infraction (Players Game Book 2) by Rachel Van Dyken - January 9th 2018
  44. Respect: An Infidelity Stand-alone Novel by Aleatha Romig - January 23rd 2018

                                         

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Yep. It’s true. Our beloved book-crew member bev, hasn’t read in weeks. She’s in a book-funk. How could this be???

bev: Just in a massive slump. *shrug* We need to try and get everyone together for an epic br before the year ends. Where is Fabi? MichelleS? What’s coming down the line we can all jump into blind? Roll the dice?

Kooloo: …for those who are struggling in Book Slump-Land why not take a break from your regularly scheduled genres *gasps and booing from the audience* Now now just wait hear me before you condemn me! Lol. I’m telling you from experience it makes you appreciate what you love about reading even more. TRUST Me So where does one start well why not try what I call “The Jason Bourne-like genre” and my personal favourite *trumpets blast* “Orphan X” by Gregg Hurwitz You can thank me later ;)

bev: Lol. I do do that sometimes to get out of a slump. In fact have read that book. And the first, and maybe the second?, Bourne book by Ludlum. All good reads. I have a few whispering to me…..so we will see.

I’m in!!! Weren’t we supposed to buddy-read There’s Someone Inside Your House?? This is the perfect month for that!! :D

But bev’s book-funk is so… off the wall for me, right now. She’s ALWAYS one of our biggest book finders and she has excellent book taste (tends towards the deep and emotive) and  ALWAYS finds us sharp, emotional, poignant (and sometimes hilarious) treasures. Just to give you an idea of bev’s reading style: Reader Favorites – bev’s Top Fourteen Reads for 2015

But I get it. bev, it happens to all of us. It’s why I’ve branched out so much in the last year or so, into other genres that still have that “love-story” aspect, but that explore all sorts of other kinds of thrills, too.

Okay so, maybe we can lend bev a hand? It’s a hard decision because every book she’s trying to choose from sounds AWESOME.

She asks:

bev: Hey, you ladies want to hello? Books I’m thinking of trying to read this week……one, I’ll choose one. Want to help me choose?

1. The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle.

2. Under a Sardinian Sky by Sara Alexander.

3.Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore.

4. Roses and Rot by Kat Howard

5. What the Librarian Did by Karina Bliss

Or a re read of Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier.

Whatever it is I am giving myself the week to read it.

Maryse: bev… now I have to look up each one of those books!! Mostly all of ‘em are new to me. Although… more treasures to discover so I’m into the research!

Leslie: Bev, What the Librarian Did. That cover!! Hee hee :)

Tasha: Wild Beauty

Maryse: First: If I can remember correctly, I read the Librarian one back in 2011 and liked it. I remember the feel of it, for the most part, anyway. For some reason I don’t have a review? And second: Okay ALL of these sound awesome!!!!!

I mean… I can’t choose. Right off bat, The Accident Season had me (that whole “accidents“… and the way it hinted at not what they’d be expecting!!!), but Sardinian Sky has that forbidden love aspect…. Roses and Rot sounds all sorts of abusive, and then of course Wild Beauty with that love-curse… and that mysterious boy.

AHHHHH ALL SOUND EXACTLY like what I’d love. *sigh* WHICH ONE????? I’m going with Sardinian Sky for the angsty aspect. But they all sound loaded in angst-potential. :D !!!!

Kooloo: Bev, Roses and Rot has my vote! BUT that Librarian book definitely win for best cover!!!!

See???? Even in her book-funk, she still finds us awesome-sounding books.

So what do you guys think? Which one should bev read next to get her back in reading mode?

     

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Hmm… could it be a psych-thriller??? I keep seeing these in the Amazon “movers and shakers”, there are a ton of great reviews, and the latest book has the best reviews of ‘em all! It appears each one can be read as a standalone as each book is focused on a different sister.

About book #1:

A PIECE OF PAPER DESTROYED ME.
 
It was one day … one moment … one letter.
One lie.
That’s all it took to change the course of my life.
 
Now he’s back.
And he thinks I’m the one who broke him.

Someone is lying.

And it’s not me.
But it’s not him either.

We need to learn to trust again.

Sometimes, however, I think trust should be considered a four-letter word.

  

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<— SATURDAY BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! KRISTEN ASHLEY UPCOMING UNREQUITED LOVE SURPRISE!!! The Hookup (Moonlight and Motor Oil Series Book 1)!! She’s got a surprise new book up for pre-order and it’s coming out pretty soon. :)  She’s really into him… but he has her at arm’s length because he’s in love with someone else that broke his heart…

“…Whoever was up next would be runner up, second best. Knowing the stakes, Izzy will take what she can get from the gentleman that’s Johnny Gamble. And even knowing his heart might never mend, Johnny can’t seem to stay away from Izzy.

Until out of nowhere, his lost love comes back to town. He’s not going back, but Johnny still knows the right thing to do is let Izzy go.

And Izzy knew the stakes…”

Oooooh Friday the 13th and during Halloween month. How apropos!!! :D And!! Today’s Friday Finds list is fully loaded, PLUS TWO dark duets are now complete.

<— Like that one there to the left. ;) Oh I already hear Jean and MichelleS squeeeeeeeeing. *snort* We got a little bit of everything on today’s list. I’m quite pleased with it!

P.S. HERE’S SOME BIG NEWS!!! NEW WATERPROOF KINDLE coming this month!!! Not a trick but definitely a treat!!!! Reading in my bubble bath… here I come!! ➔ All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader – 7″ High-Resolution Display (300 ppi), Waterproof, Built-In Audible, 32 GB, Wi-Fi ➔➔➔➔➔

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT ELSE WE FOUND!!

  • Holding Onto Forever (The Beaumont Series: Next Generation Book 1) by Heidi McLaughlin <— HEIDI McLAUGHLIN’S LATEST FOOTBALL STAR IS LIVE!!! Sounds goooooood and angsty!!! “Noah is where he’s dreamed of being – starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together, with his model girlfriend by his side, life can’t get much better. Except that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have…”
  • Loving Storm (Ashes & Embers Book 5) by Carian Cole <—CARIAN COLE’S LATEST IS LIVE!!! The author says: “Please note: Loving Storm is a novella that gives an extended look into Storm and Evie’s future. It is best read after reading Storm (and also Vandal, Lukas, and Talon, as those characters have short cameos in this book)”. :D !!!! ANDDDD!!! Many in our book crew absolutely loves THIS SERIES!!! I’ve one-clicked a few and am soon to jump in, myself! Here’s the series reading order.
  • Tarnished Crown by Erin Watt <— ERIN WATT ALERT!!! Oooooh “The Royals” series by Erin Watt has free bonus content on Wattpad!!!! The author says:
“Tarnished Crown takes place in the Royals timeline between Twisted Palace & Fallen Heir, but is purely bonus content – a thank-you to our incredible fandom! If you haven’t read it yet, it’s available in it’s entirety via Wattpad…”
  • Someone Like You by Brittney Sahin <— LIVE!!! HE’S A FORMER SEAL & HER ONE NIGHT STAND ALERT!!He was a nameless guy in a bar–a man Grace couldn’t get out of her head… A week later, she came home to find him sweaty and shirtless with a tape measure in hand, remodeling her loft…”
  • Hail Mary by Nicola Rendell <— FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!! And “etsub” recommends it!

etsub: Hail mary by nicola is an amazing read. Loved the writing, loved the characters and everything with in the story.

Tessa: I’m reading The Sect by Courtney Lane. I was reading it last night and I was on wonderous antihistamines, yet it was so twisty, I didn’t want to stop reading and stayed awake two hours after taking it! I had to read something light for a few minutes before falling asleep.

Lisa: The Sect (Wicked Trinity #1) by Courtney Lane. It’s dark and dirty and strange – and yummylicious!!!

Tessa: …I am getting a sick and twisted pleasure of reading everyone’s reaction to The Sect on GR. *grins* I need more reaction people!

  • Monster (A Prisoned Spinoff Duet Book 2) by Marni Mann <— LIVE!!! MARNI MANN DARK READ DUET CONCLUSION ALERT!!! Relief is in sight!! Ohhhh I remember how excited and how much everyone loved book #1 in this duet. And now it’s complete!! P.S. Here’s book #1 ➔ Animal (A Prisoned Spinoff Duet Book 1) <— UPDATE BY AUTHOR MARNI MANN (late last night) regarding book #1 (“Animal”) being temporarily unavailable on Amazon. Marni Mann Author: “We’ve been in touch with amazon and hopefully it will be back up for sale some time tomorrow.” I’ll keep you updated. :)

Jean: Oh guys, I’ve been meaning to mention how much I am LOVING Animal by Marni Mann! IT IS BETTER THAN PRISONED! And, you don’t have to read Prisoned first to read this one! I started it yesterday at lunch, read all night after work, and am at 75% now. Finishing it up at lunch. Can you say total mindf*%kery?!?! Wow, just wow!

Jean: YOU GUYS! I AM FREAKING OUT! JUST FINISHED ANIMAL AND YOU HAVE TO READ IT! THAT ENDING! THAT EPILOGUE! WTF?!?! *OK, DONE RANT*

MichelleS: ANIMAL – OMG – what the ever loving heck is that? That is calling my name so I can go back and figure it out. Who was it that read that book? It’s CRAY-ZEE

Jean: Favorite book for March without a doubt is Animal by Marni Mann!

  • If I Didn’t Know Better (Callaway Cousins #1) (Callaways Book 9) by Barbara Freethy <— BARBARA FREETHY SUPER-BARGAIN!! Her new neighbor is a soldier… ;) “After a run of bad luck, Mia is looking for an escape, so she agrees to go to Angel’s Bay to clean out her aunt’s house. She has no idea that the wounded soldier next door and his adorable, but also wounded, daughter are about to change her definition of perfect.”
  • Blaze: A Firefighter Romance by Lisa Lace <— LIVE!!! FIREFIGHTER ALERT!! “I thought no man could satisfy me. A firefighter changed my mind in one night…”
  • You Do Something To Me (The Sullivans) by Bella Andre <— LIVE!! BELLA ANDRE ALERT!! Billionaire’s business partner dies and leaves it all to a daughter he didn’t know about… “Cordelia always thought she was perfectly happy with her life. She owns a garden store she loves, lives in a pretty little cottage in the same town as her adoptive parents, and figures there’s plenty of time to meet Mr. Right. But she never counted on becoming the surprise heir to a fortune…or on meeting a man like Alec Sullivan. A shockingly sexy billionaire who makes her heart race and melt all at the same time...”
  • Lost Within: An Italian Renaissance Time Travel Romance by <— LIVE!! TIME TRAVEL ALERT!! OH WOWOWOWOWOW THIS SOUNDS INCREDIBLE!!!! She’s an archeologist… “...Each year spent digging in the dirt fuels my dream to find something that will change my life. And then it happens—that life changing event I never imagined could be true. Somehow I ended up five hundred years in the past. Lost Within a world I only read about in history books. Every moment is spent unraveling this mystery and trying to go home. But there’s a snag. I just might fall for the man I’m supposed to marry...”
  • The Dark Tower I: The Gunslinger by Stephen King <— STEPHEN KING DARK FANTASY ALERT!! The first two books in this series are on sale!!! “He is a haunting figure, a loner on a spellbinding journey into good and evil. In his desolate world, which mirrors our own in frightening ways, Roland tracks The Man in Black, encounters an enticing woman named Alice, and begins a friendship with the boy from New York named Jake.” P.S. Here’s book #2 The Dark Tower II: The Drawing of the Three
  • Puck Me Baby: A Sexy, Flirty, Bun-In-The-Oven Romance by Lili Valente <— LIVE!!! HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!! “...This man is the most terrifying defender in the NHL, and if it weren’t for my sporty new baby bump, I probably wouldn’t believe we hooked up that night...”
  • One by Jewel E Ann <— JEWEL E ANN FOOTBALL STAR ALERT!! “etsub” recommends this one, too!!
etsub: I have to say the best sport romance for me is one by jewel. It is an unforgettable read. One that has a heroin that lost her leg in an accident ( unusual, right?) Lake, loved her name, her personality, her response to things….. anyways and a NFL football star that is permanently tattooed to my heart. Like he goes to China just to kiss her!!!!! People JUST TO KISS HER… CHINA…. So do check it out. You won’t regret it
  • The Evolution of Us by D. Kelly <— LIVE!! SECOND CHANCE ROMANCE ALERT!! “…Holly Ryan and Declan James were together through most of college—until their relationship blew up, leaving Declan with more questions than answers. For the past two years, Declan has tried everything he can think of to earn Holly’s forgiveness, but even if he manages to help her let go of the past and give them another chance at happiness, she still has a secret…”
  • Twelve Miles (Serendipity series Book 1) by Robin Edwards <— LIVE!! A RICH GUY & GIRL WITHA BAND ALERT!! “…After years of playing venues with her bandmates, she met Sam, entrepreneur and high-profile member of the Sutton Hill Country Club. After crossing paths, Jamie could not get Sam out of her head…
  • Confessions of a Bad Boy Cop (Bad Boy Confessions) by Cathryn Fox <— LIVE!!! FORBIDDENY BAD BOY COP ALERT!! And oh how I am tempted… I’ve been enjoying some sexy cop stories lately. ;) Ohhh sounds forbiddeny!! He’s into his partner’s daughter… “...when I find her trying to stave off unwanted advances, I give her a safe word, insisting she text me with it if she ever finds herself in trouble. Only problem is, I had no idea what I was getting myself in to… …this is my best friend’s daughter, which means she’s hands off all the way, right? Then again, they don’t call me Officer Bad Boy because I’m…you know…good.”
  • Hollywood Love: Book 6: A sexy celebrity romance (Hollywood Billionaires) by Jillian Dodd <— JILLIAN DODD ALERT! Another installment in her soap-opera like drama is up!
  • Life on the Porcelain Edge by C.E. Hilbert <— LIVE!! HE WAS ONCE HER BULLY… and now they’re teaching at the same school……eaching at her Gibson’s Run alma mater would be tolerable, except she’s sharing purgatory with her mortal enemy, Ryland Jessup. But eight years post-high-school, and after tragedies she can barely understand, Ryland no longer fits her mental image of the over-sized bully he once was. In fact, much to her disgust, he’s finding his way into her heart…”
  • Return to the Island (Island Duet Book 2) by L.B. Dunbar <— LIVE!!! DUET CONCLUSION DESERTED ISLAND PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!! “Two lost souls. Two broken hearts. One deserted island.” P.S. Here’s book #1 ➔ Redemption Island (Island Duet Book 1) (remember??!! It came out a month or so ago and had the most incredible warning??) I think I’m making this duet mine now that it’s complete. :D !!!
Jean: Ummm Redemption Island….. just that warning makes me want to read it!
  • The Prince’s Bride (Royal Wedding Invitations Book 1) by Sophie Weston <— LIVE!!! I LOVE THAT TITLE ;) SHE GETS A HOUSESITTING JOB……she left England to travel the world in search of peace and purpose. No commitments, no baggage, no regrets. This philosophy works for Hope until she takes a housesitting job in sunny, beautiful San Michele and has a fateful meeting with a handsome and intriguing man. Hope senses Jonas has secrets, but she has a few of her own...”
  • The Friends Boxed Set: (Friends Series Books 1-3) by Monica Murphy <— MONICA MURPHY SERIES BOOK BUNDLE ALERT!! And it’s super-bargain priced right now!! “...First loves. Last chances. What’s a little backstabbing between friends? All three books from the FRIENDS series is included in this box set, plus the bonus novella ONE NIGHT!”
  • The Fall Of The King (Lightness Saga Book 3) <— LIVE!!! FANTASY PARANORMAL UNSEELIE KING ALERT! P.S. this is NOT a standalone. “...There is nothing the Unseelie king doesn’t acquire. That was until he meets Fionna Cathbad…
  • Pursuing the Light (L.A.M.P.S. Book 2) by <— LIVE!!! SHIFTERS ALERT!! He’s moody and doesn’t want to be bothered, and she’s always in his space. Tee hee! That cover GOT me (what IS it? It’s kind of SO CUTE!!). I couldn’t help but read the blurb and add this one to today’s “finds”. “...Cleaning up after Cryptids is not Holly McClure’s favorite job. She’d rather be hunting like her four brothers. Her boss pairs her with the same man who stole her hunter spot. Now she has an opportunity to show she’s a better hunter. Not to mention she has to keep her fairy godmother, who just happens to be a Sheepsquatch, a secret from Leif…
  • Must Love Plague: A Sisters of the Apocalypse Novel by Shelly Chalmers <— FANTASY PARANORMAL ALERT!! She’s from the “pestilence” bloodline… ;)Spreading disease isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Piper Bane wants nothing to do with her pesky Pestilence bloodline and would give anything to be a Normal. In fact, she put Beckwell–land of the paranormal and home of the weird–in her rear-view ten years ago, and hasn’t been back since. Until an invitation to her best friend’s wedding coaxes her back home and reminds her what it means to continue the legacy of the four horsemen of the apocalypse…

                         

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS

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PREORDERS (Just a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Most of All You by Mia Sheridan – October 17th 2017
  2. Dignity (The Breaking Point Book 2) by Jay Crownover – October 17th 2017
  3. Ruthless King (The Anti-Heroes Collection Book 1) by Meghan March – October 17th 2017
  4. Thrill of Love: Ty Braden (Love in Bloom: The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor Book 6) by Melissa Foster – October 18th 2017
  5. Bountiful (True North Book 4) by Sarina Bowen – October 20th 2017
  6. Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely – October 23rd 2017
  7. Falling Fast by Aurora Rose Reynolds - October 24th 2017

      


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Arlyn is looking for this one, and it sounds right up our alley. Maybe even a bit of a dark alley, considering she’s scared of her brother… Yikes!!! And I love the premise. But I don’t know it.

She asks:

Hi Maryse, I have a reader question that I could use some help getting answered.

It’s about a girl that lives in a high rise (I think she owns the building) there’s a security firm downstairs.

She falls for the new guy (he has a step daughter from a previous marriage, evil mom type thing, constantly would put the girl down BC of their weight).

She was terrified of leaving her apartment due to fear from dealing with her brother. His nickname for her was butterfly.

This was the 1st book in the series.

Do you know this one?

Sara: Belongs to Aly Martinez. Singe (Guardian Protection Book 1), the first book in her Guardian Protection series. So good!!

Maryse: OH I LOVE THAT AUTHOR LIKE CRAZY!!!! Okay wonderful!! I need to get into this series ASAP :D !!!

Val: Singe!!!!!

Kierstin: Loved it!!!

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Sue is looking for this one! It sounds familiar to me, like something I may have read about three years ago… but I can’t put my finger on it. That said, I’m sure someone here can! :D

She asks:

Reader question (please).

With the release of the Bourbon/Jet girl series, it made me think of another book.

A few years back, there was higher end escort/companionship type business that was run by this women. She had girls on staff that lived with her.

I forget how, but she hires on a new girl. Before she can go through any parties she has to go through formal training and is, therefore, relegated to ‘staying in the back’ (or where their housing is). Throughout her training she continues to slip out at nights. Come to find out she is legally responsible for her younger brother and goes to check on him, bring him money, etc.

One night the owner is throwing a party for all of her clients (mostly the ones with the most money). A guy comes (of course he’s the richest and more alpha male) and doesn’t find anyone to keep him company for the night, so he starts exploring the house.

Needless to say, he finds this girl back in her bed/bunk and decides he wants her. The owner was basically, ‘she’s not ready. Go pick from anyone’ Yada, Yada, Yada.

Any ideas?

Ooooh!!! Of course he wants her!!! I gotta know what it is, now, too.

Anyone?

Kelly: Is it the VIP series by M. Robinson?

Fiona: Hi. I am almost certain that this is the first book of a 4 book series by Melody Anne; the first book is called Bound: Forbidden Series – Book One with the H: Jewell needing the money to keep her brother from been taking away from her & put into care; she then signs up to an escort service wherein she meets the H: Blake who happens to be messed up in his own life following the murder of his parents when young. Its a good series overall which continues through with different brothers of Blake; the other books are Broken, Betrayed & Burned.

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Sherry needs our book help! This one sounds sweet and quite possibly heart wrenching!!

She asks:

When I first started buying ebooks it was on diesel ebook site and I didn’t know they were going under so I lost about 500 ebooks.

One of the books that I loved I cannot remember who the author is or the name of the book so I hoped you could help.

The premise is a young girl who has had heart trouble and was raised by an over protective dad and brothers. she moves out and into her grandmothers cabin with her huge dog. There is an ex military guy that moves into a cabin and they meet when her dog keeps going to visit the guy.

Any help would be appreciated.

Anyone know it?

Ann-Theres: Oh; I’ve read this; or one very much like it! Let me just find it on my kindle….

Ann-Theres: Gah; It was just a lot like it… A Change In Tide (Northern Lights Book 1), by Freya Baker. The girl lives in a cottage; alone, and has anxiety, cant be around people etc. And she has a big dog who always run over to the handsome (Off course!) neighbour, which has som problems off his own.

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