I officially have three lists. My TBR list. My TBR SOON list, and my I WANNA READ NOW TBR list <— that’s the urgent one!! Since my last “17 books from my TBR list” list, I’ve read a bunch (good ones!!), and shifted a new bunch in. So if I can get my “squirreling” under control (hehe… yeah right!! ) these are the next “I wanna read its” on my TBR list (on top of my TOP 17 next TBR‘s). <— Er… does that make any sense? *giggle*
So here’s my next “WANNA READ NOW” list. While I might “stray” from it… these give me “need-to-read” butterflies in my stomach, and I intend on devouring ‘em.
Lovely Trigger (Tristan & Danika #3) by R.K. Lilley <— READ!!!! Book Review
What I’m reading right now, and L-O-V-I-N-G!!!! OMG Tristan makes my heart clench. He’s HUGE, muscle-y, tattoo-y, totally bad-ass-y and yet sooooooooo sweeeeeeeeet. And sad… right now. *sniff sniff* I wanna snuggle him SO bad! I’m halfway through (I’ve been marathon reading this series over the last few days), and I know I’m gonna miss these guys like crazy!
Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover <—- READ!!! Book Review
Coming out on Tuesday, and I’ll be RIGHT THERE with it! New adult, hottie musician, and I’m hearing about a twist!?? Colleen Hoover = new adult angst, one of my FAVORITE authors, and I’m so excited to lose myself in this romance. So if y’all wanna have a “read-a-long” with me, I’m starting this on release day!
Beg Tease Submit – Sequence One (Songs of Submission (Sequence One)) by C.D. Reiss <— READ!!! Book Review
I’ve had this one on my main list for months. Tooooo many months, and I’m feeling a bit chagrined that I haven’t gotten to this one sooner. Especially since one of my best reading buds (Sandra – we always seem to equally like the same books!) insisted on this wayyyy back when. She LOVED it. And suddenly, it’s making waves again amongst our Facebook crew.
Tracie says: Maryse I have to beg you and your readers to read C.d. Reiss series Songs of Submission. What that woman can do with words is magical. Her dialogue and inner thoughts are brilliant. I read all the books in the last couple of days and all I can say is huge hangover. If you want a strong heroine and a sexy, dominant, gorgeous man, this series is for you.
Our girls can’t get enough, and I’ve decided… no more waiting!!! This one’s next after Colleen’s.
Broken Pieces by Riley Hart
I loved this author’s other M/M book, and this recent release took my fellow m/m romance readers by storm. It was insisted upon, and you know what? I love m/m and am craving another awesome one of these! How can I resist after Victoria’s recommendation:
“I have to recommend Broken Pieces by Riley Hart. The best book I have read in months and one of my favorite books EVER! I’m pretty new to the M/M romance genre and I can’t believe how the author pulled off this menage. Totally amazing, this is definitely a MUST READ!”
Turn to Me (The Kathleen Turner Series #2) by Tiffany Snow <— READ!!!
After that, I plan on going back to the series that I’m enjoying (I’m halfway through this one, but I squirreled). My reading buds tell me this series will overtake, overwhelm and consume me soon. Each book builds and builds and gets better and better. In fact, I hear book #4 will put me over-the-edge, so I can’t wait to build right to that one. In fact, I think Christina and Lynn are concerned about my squirreling.
Christina: “The series gets better as you read on. Don’t stop reading them!!! This is still my favourite series!!”
Lynn: “Point of No Return by Tiffany Snow will be released 20th May. This is 5th and final book in The Kathleen Turner Series… Because you are going to read all the books in the series, right? “
LOL!!! You bet! I’m still in, you guys!!
Coming Home by Priscilla Glenn <— READ!! My Book Review
I’m hearing this one is simply THE BEST!! In fact, what sold me were the reader reactions regarding the “slow burn”. <— That is what I love. A slow burn has me falling in love along with the characters.
Kim: “Coming Home was an ABSOLUTE beautiful read with a twist I never would’ve guessed!!!! It is a MUST read in my opinion!”
Elizabeth: “Coming Home took me by surprise. Just something about her writing and characters. I was “with” them every step of the way. It’s refreshing to read a story where the smallest touch can make you *feel* more than some steamy scenes in other books. I love authors that make you work for it, you know? Great pacing and main and supporting characters too.”
How can I resist this?
Neanderthal Seeks Human (Knitting in the City) by Penny Reid <— READ!!!! My Book Review
I’m thinking this is gonna be my perfect rom-com (comedy romance) read, and since reading (and loving) “The Plan” I have a BIG craving for more chuckle-worthy love. This one is older, but it’s tried and true and even in it’s funny, I’m hearing it’s got it’s steam and angst.
Sabrina: “Although i didnt find it overly funny the story line was FANTASTIC! I read it so quick and went straight onto the next book in the series. These sure got me out of my reading funk.”
Amber: “I literally laughed out loud after page 2. Page one is kinda a gimmie you know, a grabber. From page 2 on, you laugh and if you’re a pushover like me you might cry. You get angry because you ARE the heroine and you want what she wants (a hot guy, a hot smart guy…and a panty party.) and you want it now!”
Sabrina: “These are the perfect mix of funny, hot, sexy, unique and add a teeny bit of angst and they are perfection!”
That sounds like everything I want in a book! MINE!!!!
Liberating Lacey by Anne Calhoun <— READ!! MY Book Review
Some of my most trusted fellow readers really connected deeply to this erotic story. This is not your typical romance read. Not only is she older than him, and not only is he a cop (<— in uniform —> YAY ME!!) but, they live out some pretty… umm… uncommon fantasies. I’ve read “others” in this style (and “feel”) that I have enjoyed, so to possibly have another unique read such as this, one that takes me out of my comfort zone, and shakes me up? Yes please!!!
Kim: You have got to read this one. I found it about the same time I found your bog. What I love is the confidence of the older women. We often hate our bodies but she knows what she wants unti he shows her more might be possible, in a hot alpha cop kinda way, and she might make him want more too. Sooo good,
Rebecca: I second Liberating Lacey!! Absolutely loved, and He is the sexiest Cop I’ve ever read in a book. And the Uniform and the Handcuffs do make an appearance in some of the sexiest sex scenes that I’ve ever read! Very well written too, there is a Lot of emotional depth to these characters, a lot of Angst, and I felt a very real and honest depiction of feelings.
I’m thrilled this recommendation came my way!!
Too Consumed (Consumed Series Book 2) by Skyla Madi
MMA fighter!?? HECK YAH!!!! I just realized this was a continuation of the characters in book #1, and I really connected to that one. He was super-intense and there were a couple of scenes that I will never forget. Especially the televised scene when he’s walking to the ring (UFC!!) and he stops… grabs his girl on his way down, drags her with him, to keep her safe and hands her off to one of his security guys. <— Ahhhhh wow he is just *swooooon* (here’s my review of Consumed). SO YAY ME that there’s more of Seth.
Against the Cage: Worth the Fight Series by Sidney Halston <— READ!!!!
ANOTHER MMA FIGHTER!! It’s not out yet, but by the time it’s released (in May), I think i’ll be ready for it. And I AM EXCITED. The early review readers are loving it.
Kelly: let me just say…WOW. I am in love with Jack. *Swoon*. The book was so funny (especially the beginning) but more than that had some nail biting moments and most of all…had some awesome smexy scenes. And, since I am totally into MMA right now, it was right up my ally. I love that it was adult and not YA/NA. God, I am having a boyfriend hangover right now. : (
Sara: OMG! So happy to see Against the Cage on this list. Maryse you’re going to love it. It is sooo hot yet really funny. … A cross between jill shalvis’ Lucky Harbor and JM’s beautiful disaster. I havent laughed so much in a book since Wallbanger.
Whoa!!!! That sounds like the perfect cross to me, Sara. I am ON IT!!!!
So that’s it. Sorta. Oh… I know I’m missing a ton that gave me that blurb/reader-recommedation *jolt*. Every few days, I find one (or a recommendation for one) that makes me go… OH YES THIS ONE!!! How did I forget to put this in my TBR LIST!??? *sigh* I’m a book-mess… and I LOVE it!
So just consider this an “intro” into my highly anticipated reading journey. Oh… and THIS list —> 17 books from my TBR list It’s a month or two old now, and I’ve read quite a few on it, but it still stands, too.