20 Friday Finds & Reader Recommendations – November 3rd 2017

by Maryse on November 3, 2017 · 113 comments

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Happy Friday and happy reading weekend. Another one to indulge in, and this Friday Finds list brings us so many AWESOME new releases (and the tried-and-true reader recommendations sound PERFECT for us!!)

<— In fact, I’m reading The Unremembered Girl: A Novel (that one there to the left). A psych-thriller (I think!!) but it almost seems like it might have an angsty love story developing, and I’m scared. Delightfully so!!! :D ;) I’m almost halfway in and loving it… and I have NO clue where it’s going, but I think it’s gonna be bad (in a good way).

But if that’s not what you’re looking for…


  • Darkest Temptation (The Dark Ones) by Rachel Van Dyken <— LIVE!!! RACHEL VAN DYKEN ALERT!!! A WOLF GRIEVING HIS MATE… AND THEN HE MEETS HER. A VAMPIRE. “...I crave things I have no business craving. And it is manifesting itself in a way I’m terrified I won’t be able to control any longer. Especially since she arrived. Vampire. Orphan. Beaten beyond recognition. My blood calls to her in a way that makes no sense. I’m a wolf. She’s a vampire. The two don’t mate...”
  • Night Road by Kristin Hannah <— KRISTIN HANNAH ALERT!! Oh I WANNA READ IT and Megan recommends it!
Megan: I was looking through your reviews and was reading some of yours on books I have loved. I went to look for Night Road by Kristen Hannah, but didn’t see it. If you haven’t read it, you should. It is what got me back into reading about 12 years ago. I now read probably over 20 books a year, sometimes I read the same ones again. Night Road is one I ALWAYS go back to. If you’ve read it, I would like to see what you think about it.
  • The Other Brother by Meghan Quinn <— MEGHAN QUINN’S LATEST IS LIVE!! OH MY!!!!!!!!!!! This one sounds like all sorts of romance angst and love-triangley (and the blurb made me gasp in delight)!! eek ”I found a wonderful job, a quaint house to rent, my boyfriend was working on joining me in Binghamton, and my favorite pizza place was only miles away. Life was good. Until I met my neighbor.  It’s been three years since I’d seen Aaron Walters, and my God is he all kinds of sexy gorgeous. Figures. He was supposed to be my forever, the man I grew old with, but he had different plans. How can a man who ripped my heart apart still trip me up? How can he make me still want him now more than ever? I’m tempted, I’m drawn toward him, I’m completely and utterly unaware that I’m dating his biological brother. Now two men own my heart. The question is, which brother will I choose?
  • Wait for It by Mariana Zapata <— MARIANA ZAPATA SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!! SO MANY of our book crew LOVED this one, and it even made Jen cry when she was done (because she was so sad it was over):

Jen: I cried and cried when Wait for it was over! My husband said Jennifer !! Why would you read a book with a sad ending! I said it has a happy ending! I am just so sad it is over!! I feel like I know those characters! What a beautiful book. How can you fall in love with characters in a book?? She makes it so easy! Ahhhhh!!!

Jan: Wait For It seems to be similar in style to Kulti and Wow, although it’s a different kind of story from those two. The h is Diana Cassilis, best friend of Vanessa (from The Wall of Winnipeg and Me) and a relative (cousin maybe?) of Sal from Kulti. But it’s completely a standalone. You gradually get to know the great characters in the book as their stories unfold and relationships develop. Diana is just lovely, and she’s got a heckuva lot to deal with but she does it so well. And there are lots of funny, sweet moments.

I’m glued to this book and have dropped the other ones I was reading till I’m done with this one. So far I highly recommend it to anyone who liked Kulti or WoW or who appreciates slow burn and well-written characters with integrity.

  • Girl Crush by Stephie Walls <— RECENT ROMANTIC COMEDY RELEASE  & Jean recommends this one!! “...After one of the nastiest divorces in history, followed by some of the crudest and raunchiest dates, I’d decided to bat for the other team.  …At least I tried. But creating the next Brat Pack hadn’t been on the agenda. Neither had my date’s brother, Collier West. And I wasn’t prepared for finding true love at the end of my gal-pal tryst…

Jean: I just have to mention and recommend Girl Crush by Stephie Walls again. If you are looking for something funny. I know Maryse and Amy will love all the references to Opi nail polish!!! …I loved! (Heroine is totally obsessed with OPI nail polish and she’s hysterical)! It had me cracking up! Light, funny, romantic comedy!

Amy: OPI references in Girl Crush? CLICK!!

  • Butterfly : A Public Enemy Standalone by Cambria Hebert <— LIVE!!! OH!! HE’S A POP STAR THAT RUINED HIS REPUTATION (I can’t help but envision a certain real-life one. ;) LOL!!) … “…My poor conduct got me on the Celebs Behaving Badly list and ultimately ruined my career.
    From the world’s number-one popstar to world’s most hated. That’s me. Ten Stark. Go underground, they said. Stay out of the spotlight. Most importantly, stay out of trouble. Everyone loves a good comeback story. For once, I listened. I met someone who didn’t know my name, my face, or the bad behavior that defined me. She taught me I wasn’t who everyone thought I was–everyone including me…”
  • Badd Luck (The Badd Brothers Book 5) by Jasinda Wilder <— LIVE!!! JASINDA WILDER ALERT!! “Two sets of gorgeous twins, a weekend alone together in a remote, picturesque, rural cabin with plenty of alcohol…what could possibly go wrong?” :D !!! *waggles eyebrows*
  • Ten Thousand Points of Light by Michelle Warren <— RECENT RELEASE & KRISTA IS FREAKING OUT AND SAYS GO. IN. BLIND!!!!! Oh those words are my “catnip”. I WANT IT!!!
Krista: OMG! eek YOU HAVE TO START THIS BOOK!!! The mystery is consuming me! I’m only half way and my mind is drafting to a millions thoughts of WHAT THE H*#L HAPPENED!!! She has amnesia because “something” happened – and you learn why she’s the way she is and what happened as she learns… and the Hero…. squeee! He’s a jerk, than a sweetheart, than an ass$&%#, than swoon-worthy, than…. you just have to read this book. I suggest to Go in Blind!! Avoid all spoilers!
  • Hot and Heavy (Chubby Girl Chronicles Book 2) by Tabatha Vargo <— LIVE!!! SHE’S OKAY WITH JUST A FLING… “...Matthew Ellis swears he will never get caught in the tangled web of a woman. After a devastating heartbreak, he’s determined to die a bachelor. When he meets Shannon, a chubby redhead with a firecracker personality, he decides to add her to his list of conquests. The good news is she’s okay with a hot and heavy fling. The bad news is, for the first time since he was a teenager, being caught doesn’t seem that unappealing...”
  • Unexpected Claim by Alexa Riley <— LIVE!! ALEXA RILEY ALERT!!Shep’s been totally okay with living his quiet life alone. But his best friend thinks it’s time he changed that. Being dragged into a club wasn’t his idea of fun, but one glance at the snowy angel and he’s done for...”
  • My Week with the Bad Boy by Brooke Cumberland, Lyra Parish, Kennedy Fox <— LIVE!!! SHE WRITES ABOUT BAD BOYS LIKE HIM... “...Writing romance novels comes with its perks–traveling, meeting new people, creating characters from the voices in my head–but Ethan Rochester enters my life and rearranges all my preconceived notions about writing what inspires you. One week is all it took. One week to realize that not everything is as it seems. One week with the bad boy, and I wanted more.”
  • Juniper Unraveling by Keri Lake <— KERI LAKE’S RECENT RELEASE FEEDBACK!!!! Jean LOVED IT!
Jean: Just have to say, I just read Juniper Unraveling and loved it!
  • The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey <— R.S. GREY’S LATEST IS LIVE! SHE BARTENDS AT A COUNTRY CLUB… and she has a crush on HIM. “...He’s my silver lining in a custom black suit. Besides being a legacy member at the club, he’s a tech mogul and Austin’s most eligible bachelor. Oh, and those dimples? Yeah, they make my stomach dip too. On good days, I catch his sleek Porsche winding down the tree-lined drive. On better days, I steal a glimpse of his handsome profile as we pass in the hall. And on the absolute best day, I find him alone at the bar, looking for company…”
  • White Wolf (Sons of Rome Book 1) by Lauren Gilley <— FEEDBACK ON LAUREN GILLEY’S LATEST!! Jan is enjoying it!!
Jan: I’m currently 1/4 into Lauren Gilley’s White Wolf and I’m officially hooked. Really liking it! Vampires, werewolves…… action…. adventure…. woo hoo!
  • Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G <— WHITNEY G’s LATEST IS LIVE!!! FAKE ENGAGEMENT ALERT! And it’s super-bargain priced!! “...Thirty days ago, my boss–Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package. The rules were pretty simple...”
  • Marlowe’s Maverick (Bad Boys of Hockey Romance Trilogy Book 2) by Rachelle Vaughn <— LIVE!! HOCKEY PLAYER ALERT!!
  • Hard to Find (Small Town Sexy) by Morgan Young <—- LIVE!!! SHE IS SO INTO HIM!! “...when Isaac, an incredibly sexy grad student, tosses out an unruly patron in her bar, Phoebe finds herself a bit distracted by his piercing blue eyes and bulging muscles. His shyness that doesn’t seem to extend into the bedroom…
  • PAWN (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— LIVE!!! MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF ALERT!!! “From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes Part Two of Mr. Rook’s Island, a Sexy, Dark, Romantic Suspense.” <— I won’t read the blurb ’cause I think this one needs to be read in order… so… by the way:
  • MR. ROOK (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT!!! This is the one to start with. :D
  • A Cowboy’s Christmas (The McGavin Brothers Book 6) by Vicki Lewis Thompson <— LIVE!!!
  • A Charm of Finches (Venery Book 2) by Suanne Laqueur <— SUANNE LAQUEUR M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!!! LIVE!!!! So far I’ve loved everything she has ever written. And I MEAN LOVED!!

Teri: MINE!


Christine: I love EVERYTHING she writes. I’m less than 10% in and it’s fabulous

  • An Exaltation of Larks (Venery Book 1) by  Suanne Laqueur <— SUANNE LAQUEUR ANGSTY ROMANCE!!!! BTW… HERE’S BOOK #1 WHICH I 5-STAR LOVED!!! AND!!! It’s super-bargain priced. And here’s my review.
  • Clutch by S.M. West <— LIVE!! ROCK STAR ALERT!!…barely a day on the road, I almost crash and burn. Running into Silas Palmer, a sexy-as-sin rock star, changes my life. Silas makes me feel … Exceptional. Aimless. He’s always known his course. And even now, when he’s abandoning fame and fortune, he knows what he wants. Me. But life is never that simple…”


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. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Book 1 by J.K. Rowling <— KOOLOO LOVES this series!! Especially in audiobook format!

Kooloo: I am a BIG Harry Potter fan like Huge!!! Whenever I needed a break from studying or just from life HP Is my go-to… it’s like therapy.From J K Rowling’s awe-inspiring talent to her mind-blowing books and the best EVER Audiobook series by the genius award winning narrator, Jim Dale… man those Audiobooks were the only thing that helped me sleep when my dad got cancer and I dropped out of Med school to take care of him (NOT because they were boring lol BUT because Jim Dale’s vocal talent transports the listener to another reality)

If you have not invested (they are $$$) in the HP Audiobooks narrated by Jim Dale DO IT and DO IT NOW. Do it for yourself or for your kids but just do it!!!


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


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{ 113 comments… read them below or add one }

Grey November 3, 2017 at 6:02 AM

*Friday confetti* Woot Woot! Weekend shenanigans! And first, so excited! What is everyone reading. I need suggestions!

Nay November 3, 2017 at 6:21 AM

Happy Friday! Hubby is going out of town until Monday, so I’m reading like a madwoman this weekend!

Leslie M November 3, 2017 at 6:36 AM

Grey, just from your TBR, I have a TON of recs.

True Love Story
Dark Notes
Maybe Someday
A Pound of Flesh
To Love Jason Thorn
Beautiful Mistake
Heart Shaped Hack
Hollywood & Vine

Lisa M November 3, 2017 at 6:54 AM

Happy Friday!!!! What a great list!!! Just in time I’m just ready to start a new one!!!!
Darkest Temptation, The Other Brother, Butterfly, The Fortunate Ones & Thirty Day Boyfriend all mine!!!!!

Kooloo November 3, 2017 at 9:03 AM

TGIF!!! Was up LATE last night reading BADGER…. I need a HEA STAT

Jean November 3, 2017 at 10:11 AM

Kooloo! BADGER!!!!! Still makes my heart ache!

Happy Friday! What a long week!

Nay, I kinda love when the hubby goes away for the weekend….lol….enjoy!

Just finishing up Hideaway which was epic!!!! Both Corrupt and Hideaway are MUST READS!!! Not sure what I’m reading next…. maybe one of my challenge books…..or maybe not.

bev November 3, 2017 at 10:28 AM

A bit of a rough start, but listening to Urban Hymns on a rainy morning? Not a bad way to start to turn it around. Just need coffee to take it over the top.

Maryse November 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM

What made it a rough start bev?


Maryse November 3, 2017 at 10:34 AM


GAH!!! So unique and so addictive and so…. GAH!!!!!!

Tessa November 3, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Mafia and His Angel Part 1 by Lylah James.
Accidental Witness by Sam Morelli
American Queen by Sierra Simone

Kooloo -The Studying Hours, How to Date a Douchbag by Sara Ney
You know how hard it is to find a happy book for you that you haven’t already read? :D

bev November 3, 2017 at 10:47 AM

Sleeping in past alarm, lol.

Tessa November 3, 2017 at 10:49 AM

Ooooh, that sucks!

Stacey November 3, 2017 at 11:09 AM

I was just looking at The Unremembered Girl, now I’m off to purchase!

Maryse November 3, 2017 at 11:47 AM

YAY Stacey!!! I’ll be finishing it tonight or tomorrow. Can’t wait to see where it’s going.

Maryse November 3, 2017 at 11:47 AM

I just one clicked Mariana Zapata’s “Wait For It”!!! :D Jan says it’s sort of tied to both Kulti AND WoW (how clever) although it reads as a standalone.

YAY ME!!! :D

Maryse November 3, 2017 at 11:49 AM

bev… it’s because you need my super-awesome delicious coffee of magnificence. With peppermint mocha creamer in it. :D

Kooloo November 3, 2017 at 1:37 PM

Thanks Tessa babe!

D.G. November 3, 2017 at 3:14 PM

Maryse – you will LOVE Wait For It! I think I gushed over it for a week or two because it is a slow burn and reunion all in one! LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVED it (5 loves instead of stars!!)

Amy November 3, 2017 at 3:46 PM

Oooooh bev… *cringes* I’ve done that before and it is the WORST feeling. :?

And Kooloo read Badger?!? *huge comforting hugs* I freaking LOVED that book and it still makes my chest ache every time I think about it.

Amy November 3, 2017 at 3:48 PM

Maryse! I clicked The Unremembered Girl not long ago (I think it was on sale?) and I was wondering how it would be.

Keep us updated?

Maryse November 3, 2017 at 5:30 PM

Absolutely Amy!!!!! I think I’m in for a shock. :D !!!

Melinda November 4, 2017 at 1:03 AM


So many good books Girl Crush, The other brother, Badd Luck.
My Tbr is out of control.

I’m actually reading A charm of Finches that I am really enjoying but I just need to either speed read or skip pages or something to get faster to reduce my Tbr.

And Grey read To Hate Thorn. I love that book. Great minds think alike Lesley.

Leslie M November 4, 2017 at 7:26 AM

My tbr is so out of control that it is giving me book anxiety. Yes, “book anxiety” is an actual diagnosis. I need meds and therapy.

Anyhoo, I am seriously considering deleting *GASP* some older books. No fainting ladies!! I know this sounds extreme, but think of how much our tastes have changed? Selections I chose 5 years ago are not necessarily same things I want to read now. Also lots of impluse one-clicks.

Instead of trimming my waistline (that is too hard), I am going to trim my tbr (she is just too chubby)! :)

Jean November 4, 2017 at 8:06 AM

I have thought about doing that so many times Leslie. There are a ton of books I downloaded years ago that I don’t think I’ll ever read now. But then the girls here talk about a possible apocalypse and not being able to get books and I get scared! Lol! But seriously, I think I need to do it.

Leslie M November 4, 2017 at 8:27 AM

Jean, I have the book apocalypse fear too! But I have hundreds of freebies I dl’d on Amazon over the years that are IN ADDITION to my tbr. Even if I lived to 100, I have way more books I could read in a lifetime. So it’s totally safe for me to trim my tbr. ;)

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 8:33 AM

Good morning! I forced myself out of bed because I’m making Maryse’s pot roast today and it takes 8 hrs and I was already way behind because as it was it wouldn’t be ready until 8pm! :roll:

MATH. It’s not just for breakfast anymore.

Leslie M November 4, 2017 at 8:36 AM

Oooh yum! Dinner at R’s today!

Nay November 4, 2017 at 8:48 AM

That is so wild that you mentioned the old freebies. I deleted about 100 of them from my Amazon account earlier this week. As I went through them, I was thinking, “How desperate *was* I five years ago?”

Leslie M November 4, 2017 at 8:52 AM

I need a book secretary. Someone to purge and organize all my files.

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 9:03 AM

I spent hours doing this one day and I don’t have a clue why. I still use GR to manage everything!

Jean November 4, 2017 at 9:27 AM

Leslie, you are right. I’m going to do it too. I have over 1700 books right now! I think it we’ll lessen the “book anxiety”!

Mmm…pot roast..my fav! What time is dinner R?

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 9:36 AM

Well when using a calculator and not my brain, it appears dinner is at: 4:30!

Nay November 4, 2017 at 9:40 AM

OMG! Jean, seeing how many books you have inspired me to actually peek at my number. I have 5,411 ebooks. FIVE THOUSAND!! Truly, I have a problem! lol

Jean November 4, 2017 at 9:47 AM

Nay!!!! 5000?!?! Holy crap! Now I don’t feel so bad!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 11:44 AM

R, I made Maryse’s pot roast on Thursday and OMG it was as sooooooooooo good!! The pepperoncinis and juice gave the meat and veggies a bite which was so unexpected and DELICIOUS! And when I put it on the platter for serving with the carrots and potatoes surrounding it and the mushrooms and pepperoncinis over everything…gorgeous.

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 11:47 AM

My kitchen smells sooo good! I never do the veggies in the pot because I like the burnt sugar crisp I get from the oven. I toss carrots and potatoes in olive oil with rosemary and garlic, roast them on a cookie sheet, then drizzle them with Sherry vinegar. It’s a little more work but OMG.

Nay November 4, 2017 at 11:52 AM

OMG, there is nothing like roasted veggies with lots of good spices. And roasted garlic spread on bread… *drool*

Nay November 4, 2017 at 11:52 AM

I wish I had a roast in my fridge!!!

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Come over! I bought a huge one and it’s just the 2 of us!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 11:56 AM

Y’all remember the last time I said *I* was going to delete some books? I actually created a collection in my Kindle app called The Chopping Block. Then talk of the zombie apocalypse came up and I freaked out and deleted that collection.

Jeez Nay…I feel better now about the (*checks GR*) 3015 unread books I have in my Kindle and Nook libraries. :P

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:01 PM

I love roasting veggies with olive oil, salt and pepper. I usually toss together chopped carrots, Brussels sprouts, and a small mesh bag of potatoes I get from the commissary which has small Yukon gold, red, and purple potatoes (I slice the potatoes in half) then roast them, and at the end I throw in asparagus. All of the colors make it SO appealing.

But for this recipe I put them in the bottom of the slow cooker to cook in the broth and pepperoncini juice and WOW! Nummies.

Nay November 4, 2017 at 12:02 PM

And don’t forget, that doesn’t even count the 500-600 books I have at my house. I’m a book hoarder!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:04 PM

Okay, if there’s a zombie apocalypse then we all head to Nay’s house!!! I’ll pack my nail polish and hit up liquor stores on the way so we can drink and do manis and pedis. :D

Nay November 4, 2017 at 12:09 PM

It’s a date! I’ll definitely supply the books. We’ll never run out!!

Amy–I love roasting the Yukon gold and also Brussels sprouts, but I’ve never put them together and I’ve never added carrots. That sounds awesome!

Nay November 4, 2017 at 12:11 PM

Oh, and I toss some garlic powder (or chopped garlic) and some balsamic vinegar in with the veggies. That extra acidity makes them delicious!!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:16 PM

It is delicious, Nay! The carrots add some veggie sweetness and the Brussels sprouts carmelize, and the purple and red potatoes add in their own unique flavors as well. Then there is the bright green of the asparagus which completes the color scheme.

Just be sure if you use purple potatoes to toss them separately from the other potatoes before adding them to the roasting pan or else the purple will get all over the other potatoes. It doesn’t look as pretty. :?

Nay November 4, 2017 at 12:17 PM

I’m writing all of this on my grocery list right now!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:21 PM

I’m making this for supper tonight:

Crack chicken…sounds fitting for this recipe. ;)

Nay November 4, 2017 at 12:31 PM

Oh, wow! Saving that recipe too!

It’s so weird that you mentioned shredded chicken because that’s what I’m cooking for my boys for lunch right now. But mine is the quick recipe–put chicken tenderloins in a skillet with olive oil, crushed garlic, cumin, salt, pepper and some salsa. Do a quick simmer and then shred it and roll it up with shredded jack cheese on warm flour tortillas. I make variations of this for them all the time. As long as spicy chicken, a good melty cheese and warm flour tortillas are involved, I’m good and they’re happy!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:32 PM

Maryse’s Book Blog – sharing book love, dirty jokes, recipes, and nail polish/makeup gluttony since…well, 2013 for me. ;)

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:33 PM

Holy moly, Nay…I’m copying that down right now. YUM!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:34 PM

My addiction right now is Pinterest and the 30-45 second recipe videos which make the simplest of recipes look amazing!

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 12:35 PM

I’m on FB doing the same thing! I was talking to a friend about Maryse’s roast and that led to Suanne’s pork butt and the smoked paprika BBQ sauce recipe I found. God I’m so hungry now!!!

Nay November 4, 2017 at 12:42 PM

I’m afraid if I got on Pinterest, I’d never get off. Especially if recipes were involved! But I’m going to check it out!

You can make that chicken buffalo, or Italian, or Greek, just however you want to switch up the spices/sauce/cheese. I usually cook mine pretty quick, so it’s not quite as tender as it could be, but you can usually cut through those tenderloins like butter. And I make sure not to overcook them.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 12:47 PM

Pinterest IS addictive, but I have found the best eye makeup, room decorating, and craft ideas as well as some amazing recipes.

It’s so worth the addiction. ;)

Amy November 4, 2017 at 1:54 PM
Amy November 4, 2017 at 1:56 PM

I also ordered this because it’s just too pretty to pass up:

And I finally gave in and bought the Naked heat palette because I have to have complete collections. :oops:

Kooloo November 4, 2017 at 1:57 PM

2013!!!! Hey that was the year I switch from hard to eReading and never looked back…. I have 4 eReader apps on my devices lol

Soooo I started with iBooks but it became too slow with the 3,456 books on it – so then I switch to Marvin and it’s still working great with the 2,679 books… oh and then there’s my Kindle and Kobo……………

Huh I guess I have a problem too

Jean November 4, 2017 at 2:18 PM

Lol Kooloo!

Amy, that chicken crack looks awesome!

I love Pinterest!

bev November 4, 2017 at 2:21 PM

I don’t want to count my books because I will do the math. Even at .99 that could be a thousand dollars. I have cut way way way down in buying and have noticed a difference.

I like oven roasted vegetables, but there is a taste the potatoes get when roasted with the meat. Yum. And they get that golden color.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 3:18 PM

Jean! It SMELLS awesome!! I can smell the ranch and even the cream cheese. Yummmmmmy.

bev…I avoid telling hubby how many books I have because HE will do the math. :?

Amy November 4, 2017 at 3:19 PM

Kooloo…you’re in good company. Most of us here have that problem. *sigh*

Tessa November 4, 2017 at 3:33 PM

You all, you see “never able to read them all” and I see, x books divided by y books read a year = amount of years I have books in case something happens.

bev November 4, 2017 at 3:33 PM

Just bought a poppy. I haven’t seen these in years, made me so happy.

bev November 4, 2017 at 3:38 PM

You know it never seems like people have a lot of free reading time during an apocalypse.

Just something reading has taught me.

Nay November 4, 2017 at 3:41 PM

All I’m saying is I’m never reading “Fifty Shades of Gary the Vampire” OR “Centaury Twilight”, no matter how desperate I am!

bev November 4, 2017 at 3:47 PM

Hey, how many times have we talked about and planned for the apocalypse on here? Lol.
I’m pretty sure at one point we decided Amy would get bitten and turn into a zombie….

Amy November 4, 2017 at 3:51 PM

The f&%k I will.

bev November 4, 2017 at 4:06 PM


We know you’d be a badass.

Though with the hoard of makeup, alcohol, and books you’d be a very pretty and happy zombie with good stories to tell.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 4:30 PM

So, I’d be like R in Warm Bodies?

Not to be confused at all with our adorable-and-NOT-a-zombie R…

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 4:33 PM

Grrr Argh…

Amy November 4, 2017 at 4:33 PM

I seriously didn’t think I would like that movie, but by the end I was swoony sighing and grinning like a loon. :roll:

Grey November 4, 2017 at 4:56 PM

Ha, you girls were talking about cooking… I went to a basketball game, then went out to dinner and ordered, … You guessed it… Pot roast, haha!

The apocalypse comes and I will be so sad… That I wouldn’t be able to talk to you guys anymore. No more talking about it.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 5:25 PM

“Grrr Argh…” <—— I see R's enjoying her pot roast. *slowly backs away*

Aw Grey, you would still be able to talk to us because we have already planned to all meet up if the apocalypse happens!!

We need Maryse to make a post with all of our zombie/apocalypse conversations so you can be in the know. Yoo-hoo, Maryyyyyyyyyyse…

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 5:32 PM

Maryseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee that roast just changed my life, my marriage, and my world view.

Tessa November 4, 2017 at 6:21 PM

That’s right. We decided to go to Amy’s house because her husband has knives and such. We’ll hole up in her house and he can kill things for us. We can go elsewhere if needed, but as long as the men have machetes and other knives, This works!

Alright, UNREAD books, I’ve only got 1451 books!!! You realize that this means that I’ve got less than five years worth of books on my Kindle? 0.0

Kooloo November 4, 2017 at 7:29 PM

Is it sick that I probably read like 70% of those 6 thousand and some odd books…. maybe I actually need to get more so I don’t have to rereads during the Zomb/Apoc!

Oh I know I’ll just borrow Amy’s since she will be the first of us to turn!

Lurv u Amzzzz

bev November 4, 2017 at 8:25 PM

Love her until she eats her brains.

I believe a B&N with an attached Starbucks was also mentioned.

Kooloo November 4, 2017 at 8:42 PM

Gahhhhhhh!!!! YOU guys I just finished a “Marmy” book called DROWNING INSTINCT

Amyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy you are absolutely right we HAVE to get EVERYONE to read this book like a NOW!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 8:44 PM

Oh piss off, all of you.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 8:45 PM

I’m not turning into a zombie. I’m fightin’ through that sh!t.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 8:51 PM

Wait…holy moly…



*pours a healthy serving of wine for Kooloo and grabs Manny*

Don’t spoil anything but…the part with the coat and what he told her to do with it. GAH!!!! &$%#@!!! Message me on GR if you need to vent. ;)

Tessa November 4, 2017 at 9:05 PM

Amy, you forget. We need you to live for it. While we are in B and N, your hubby’s outside killing things. If you die, we lose our protection. You think he’s gonna save us if she’s killed? Pfft!

Amy November 4, 2017 at 9:13 PM

THANK you, Tessa.

*smirks at everyone*

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 11:08 PM

Side effects of wine with roast? I’m up having rioja by myself while all you crazies are asleep/

Tessa November 4, 2017 at 11:19 PM

It’s only nine o’clock. Why would I be asleep? :P Though, instead of wine, I had just plain grapes. Not as good as earlier in the season, but still yummy.

Amy November 4, 2017 at 11:24 PM

Pfft…we’re all up and kickin’ here on the West coast. *nods to Tessa*

But where’s bev? She should be awake right now…

I just mixed some riesling with some blueberry wine and ohhhhhhh man, I’m gonna be feeling no pain soon. ;) Sounds weird but the winery recommended it and it WORKS.

R. Renee November 4, 2017 at 11:27 PM

OMG Amy! That sounds yummy!

The grapes I’m having are sooooo good. :D

Maryse November 5, 2017 at 10:23 AM

OMG I missed some book-crew fun last night, it seems!!!

I was telling myself only ONE MORE episode for “Mindhunter” last night. And then… I watched the entire season. ;)

Maryse November 5, 2017 at 10:25 AM

YAY R!!!!!!!!!!!

I intended on freezing leftovers when I made it… but umm… there’s none left. *snort*

R. Renee November 5, 2017 at 10:26 AM

I ate my “leftovers” last night, but my husband’s are calling to me. I’m trying to decide if it’s worth the risk.

Amy November 5, 2017 at 11:10 AM

It’s worth it. Men are hunter-gatherers. Let him hunt and gather his own food.

R. Renee November 5, 2017 at 11:12 AM

I snuck a little and made tacos. I didn’t think he’d notice but the kitchen smells amazing again and I got busted. I take full responsibility.

Kooloo November 5, 2017 at 11:26 AM

OMG Amy “hunters and gathers” *shakes head* LMAO

Tessa November 5, 2017 at 11:54 AM

I ended up just reading last night. :) I saw this book last night, it sounded dark, and I think it will be or is… It’s like there are HUGE hints of how things could go wrong, but it hasn’t. He’s bossy (Which makes me grin like this :D :D ) and over-protective, but if it ended right now, I’d say it’s super sweet. I’m seriously enjoying it, but I’m halfway and I’m still waiting for the dark.

Kandace M November 5, 2017 at 3:14 PM

I need someone to just tell me what to read next!! There’s too many choices. I want another doozy just like the feeling Drive gave me.

R. Renee November 5, 2017 at 3:22 PM

Kandace, here’s my top ten shelf and 5.5 star shelf. I only tend to LOVE books with feels like that.I know you’ve read many of these but maybe there’s something you haven’t?


R. Renee November 5, 2017 at 3:22 PM
Amy November 5, 2017 at 3:31 PM

Kandace…it might not give you the same sort of feels, but if you want crazy angst and situations that will infuriate you and make you want to throw your Kindle then try Therapy by Kathryn Perez. I seriously just about lost my sh!t with that one. ;)

Leslie M November 5, 2017 at 6:22 PM

Kandace, R. has some great ones on those lists. (she stole all my suggestions!)

You know what gave me MAJOR angst and tons of feels? The Ground Rules. I loved that series. It’s not for everyone, but since you mentioned Drive, the h is in love with two men in this one too.

bev November 5, 2017 at 6:30 PM

What types of books do you like or are in the mood for?

bev November 5, 2017 at 6:33 PM

Maryse what books do you get rec’d the most?

Nay November 5, 2017 at 6:40 PM

Kandace–the first book that comes to mind for me is A Love Letter to Whiskey by Kandi Steiner. It’s another where bad timing of a long-term relationship comes into play with super high angst.

Maryse November 5, 2017 at 7:37 PM

What do you mean bev? I’d say, pretty much everything we’ve been reading… probably the angstier ones come my way, because everyone knows I’m a sucker for the difficult ones. :)


Maryse November 5, 2017 at 7:41 PM

Right now, I’m always in the mood for terrifying/jaw-dropping/mind-twisters with good shock value, but not too over-the-top. Psych thrillers do it for me, but I’ve hit a few recently that were just okay, and not so scary, or clever. I kind of like the stalker books, too. The ones where you know someone is always watching but that puts my nerves on edge. Maybe even becomes the “relationship” but without knowing…

I’m also always in the mood for a realistic love story (not necessarily romance – although I love that too). Something like Drive, or something that has us riding it out for awhile before the two give in. I am attracted to TRUE “not friends” and even can’t stand each other (truly – not because they are denying themselves) kind of starts. REAL ones though… that play out properly and IF the two get together, it makes sense, or is because of an event that has them bonding.

And I’m still on the look out for a horror book that I can’t put down, and that might even make me sleep with the lights on.

bev November 5, 2017 at 8:09 PM

I was curious if certain titles pop up again and again.

I haven’t read a lot of twisty books lately. Am really considering re reading Rebecca, but I think it is more atmospheric gothic than thriller. There was one horror I was curious about that I saw around the same time as Bird Box but haven’t taken the plunge. I’m trying to remember the title.
One psychological I’m interested in is The Woman in Cabin 10.

Kooloo November 5, 2017 at 9:19 PM

Ohhhhhhhh Maryyyyyssssssseeeeeee… I’ve got your next twisty thriller right here….


Maryse November 5, 2017 at 9:37 PM

OH YAY!!! I one-clicked that one, Kooloo!!!!! Have you read it yet?

Kooloo November 6, 2017 at 8:37 AM

tooo scared *hangs head in shame*
I’m waiting for Amy to read it since she was the one who found it! lol

Kooloo November 6, 2017 at 8:41 AM

AMMMMMYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Marsye wants you for a BR!

Amy November 6, 2017 at 10:10 AM

For Surrogate? That’s the one with the booties on the front, right?

Jean November 6, 2017 at 10:42 AM

Yes Amy! It sounds really good!

Maryse November 6, 2017 at 11:05 AM

Yessss the booties!!!

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