Friday Finds! Five-star Reader Recommendations for Summer (and us!)

by Maryse on December 11, 2015 · 148 comments

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS YOU GUYS!!!!!! OMG look what just went up for pre-order!!!!! *thud* Remember one of my ALL-TIME favorites from YEARS ago that i still think about all the time? Hearts in Darkness (Hearts in Darkness Duet Book 1) by Laura Kaye. The one where they are both stuck in the elevator and bond?

THE CONTINUATION to the story… OH.EM. GEE!!!!!! Love in the Light (Hearts in Darkness Duet Book 2) by Laura Kaye!!!!!

Here is book #1 and it does NOT end on a cliffhanger but I’m THRILLED TO DEATH that there is a sequel. *SQUEEEEEEE!!!!* It rocked my world and it will rock yours too! My review!!

SATURDAY MORNING BREAKING NEWS UPDATE (surprise releases & bargains):

  1. Knight and Sleigh: An erotic Lucien Knight Christmas novella by Kitty French <— JUST WENT LIVE (bargain priced!)
  2. The Complete Knight Trilogy: The USA Today Best-selling Lucien Knight Erotic Series by Kitty French <— And she bundled the trilogy and put it on super-sale for Christmas!! :D
  3. Transcendence by Shay Savage <— Nancy found us one of our absolute favorites on sale right now!! :D (my review)


Okay *phew*… back to our regularly scheduled program!!! :D :P

The Friday Finds list. :D

We’re doing it a little differently today. ;) These are still our Friday finds, but we’re focusing on 5-star reader recommendations, since Summer needed our book help:

Summer: “I am in a total book funk! What was the last 5 star you all read? I’m not into paranormal just contemporary and dark reads are fine. It’s a crappy weather stay in my PJs kinda day and I need something to wow me. Thanks all have a great weekend!”

I can help with mine, but maybe you guys can suggest your absolute favorites?

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And you guys came through (and we’re still WIDE-open to hearing about more, so leave your favorites in the comments). Scroll down to see this amazing list!! :D In fact… that one up there to the left? Withering Hope was recommended by one of our fellow readers as a 5-star read, and guess what? That blurb HAS me so it’s an immediate in my TBR list and in fact, I’m thinking of starting it next!! :D Oh and this one!! Talon <— She has to marry a total stranger, only meet him during the wedding (I think it’s a game show where they have to stay together for 6 months and then they win money) but the minute she sees him, she realizes he’s her worst nightmare. YIKES and YAY!!!!!! I wanna!!! :D

➜ OH AND! I’m posting the Kindle Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black release again, ’cause the deal is too great! One of our fellow readers Tracey LOVES it saying:

Tracey: the new kindle fire has a collections feature ….I can sort all my books in my Library now without having to download any apps…so far so good Im really liking it. Another good thing about this new fire is when you start a new book it gives you the option to read the blurb….handy if its a book you downloaded a while back and you can’t remember what its about. Yes its really quite a little gem of a tablet , as yet haven’t needed too expand the storage (its got 8gb which in reality once you have it up and running is more like 4.5gb) but have ordered an extra 32gb memory card just in case.

Wondering if this is the one for you? Check this out: Reader Question… Which Kindle should I buy?

➜ AND!! Whoa!!! Take an extra 25% off COUPON CODE on Amazon for any book! Check out the details, here (and the coupon code too):

Yvonne: Just went to Amazon and used the coupon you posted to pre-order Moning’s Feverborn! Great deal!

Maryse’s Book Blog: YAY Yvonne!!! :D Thank you for letting me know it worked.

Rebekah: Amaxing code!! thanks!!!

You can also check out all of TODAY’S AMAZON DAILY DEALS <— includes anything and everything in this category (electronics, video games, clothes, cool house gadgets) and a few of the Fires and Paperwhites are on sale, too!

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

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


  1. Within This Frame by Lindy Zart <— FORMER CELEBRITY AND HER PHYSICAL TRAINER ALERT! “It comes in the mail—a beautiful invitation that promises humiliation and horror. Unless Maggie Smiley, former child celebrity and now overweight recluse, gets her courage and motivation in check, along with her health…” This one sounds SO good, and I LOVE this author!!! :D Here’s my review of another one of her books: Book Review – Take Care, Sara
  2. Addiction (Talisman Book 3) by Sofia Grey
  3. Dirty Neighbor by Sam Crescent <— BAD NEIGHBOR ALERT! “Brant is an awful, dirty neighbor. He parties, has orgies in the garden, and turns her world upside down. After an ugly confrontation, Elisha has no choice but to apologize, and give him a chance…” sounds a bit like one of our favs, Neighbor from Hell series. Might be a fun romp!!
  4. Sunset Park (Five Boroughs) by Santino Hassell <— M/M ROMANCE NEW ROOMMATES ALERT! “David is Raymond’s opposite in almost every way—he’s Connecticut prim and proper while Raymond is a sarcastic longshoreman from Queens—but their friendship is solid. Their closeness surprises everyone as does their not-so-playful flirtation, since Raymond has always kept his bicurious side a secret…”
  5. Pieces of You <— SHE’S BLESSED & HE’S CURSED BUT THEY HAVE A BOND SINCE CHILDHOOD ALERT! “They meet at six and seven. Fall in love through the years. Form an unbreakable bond. Or so they thought. Love was never meant to be easy, and it never was for these two.”
  6. Fall In Love with Jillian Dodd by Jillian Dodd <— “This limited edition set contains two full-length novels. That Boy, the first book in the That Boy trilogy and Stalk Me, the first book in The Keatyn Chronicles series.”
  7. Forgive Me (Callaway Book 2) by Kaithlin Shepherd
  8. What I Want You to Know: Advice for My Daughter by Courtney Cole <— She wrote a book for her thirteen year old daughter and it was just released today!!
  9. Merry Blissmas (Biker Bitches Book 3) by Jamie Begley <— JUST RELEASED!!


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

Okay right off the bat, I’m going to say the consensus is… you can’t go wrong with ANY of Kristen Ashley‘s books. SO MANY brought her up amongst their suggestions so I just decided I’d make her the “intro” 5-star suggestion. ;) For example… Jenny: “you can’t go wrong reading one of Kristen Ashley books” <—  LOL!! ‘Cause I AM RIGHT THERE with you guys!

It’s like a list of pure awesomeness! LOL! Thank you guys Keep ‘em coming if you have another absolute favorite must-read.

  1. The Man I Love (The Fish Tales Book 1) by Suanne Laqueur <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED TODAY & AWESOME WRITING/AWESOME HEARTWRENCHING ANGSTY STORY ALERT!!! WITH A TWIST!! :D My most recent recommendation (both books in this series, in fact)!!! :D My Book Review  And… here’s #2:
  2. Give Me Your Answer True (The Fish Tales Book 2) by Suanne Laqueur <— <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED TODAY BOOK #2 Sadie and ME!!!! We recommends these two (and guess what?!!!!) They are both on a rock-bottom bargain-super-sale right now so I must insist you one-click BOTH of these!!! Sadie says: “Give Me Your Answer True…and it had been a while before that one! So so good”. Leslie agrees: “I’m reading that one now and it’s so good” and Tracy too! “Just finished this today! Beautiful.” MY Book Review
  3. Every Wrong Reason by Rachel Higginson <— <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED TODAY & CRUMBLING MARRIAGE ALERT!! ANOTHER one of my 5-star favorites that ripped my heart out and it’s on SUPER-SALE today!!! Bargain priced… seriously! My Book Review
  4. The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred <— This one is SUPER-BARGAIN SALE AND WE LOVED LIKE CRAZY!!! One of my absolute FAVORITES is super-bargain priced today. I mean… you guys. If you haven’t read it yet, get cracking. THIS IS ONE OF OUR CLASSIC favorites! Nancy says: “This one was in the top favorite of books I read from your recommendation.” and Leeann agrees: “I bought this on your recommendation a long time ago and then forgot about it (lost somewhere in the giant tbr list, you know how that is) and then read it in one sitting. Fantastic story” (my review)
  5. Cartel: Book 1 by Lili St. German <— BAD GUYS ALERT! Cindy recommends “Cartel by Lili St. German. Its a spin off of the Gypsy Brothers Series, which I highly recommend as well.”
  6. Withering Hope by Layla Hagen <— CRASHED PLANE SURVIVORS ALERT! Jacqueline recommends it! OMG YES!!! This one is for ME!!! “when the plane defects, the pilot, sexy Tristan Bress, needs to make an emergency landing in the heart of the Amazon rainforest. Aimee Myller’s dreams of a fairytale getaway in Brazil come crashing right down with the plane. Forced to fend for themselves with no civilization in sight, together, Tristan and Aimee begin to forage for food and shelter…” Oh you SO know where this is going!! :D
  7. The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred <— One of my absolute FAVORITES is super-bargain priced today. I mean… you guys. If you haven’t read it yet, get cracking. THIS IS ONE OF OUR CLASSIC favorites! (my review)
  8. Badger by C.M. McKenna <— MARYSE LOVES THIS ONE 5-STAR DARKNESS YET SO ENLIGHTENING ALERT!!! And Yvonee recommends one of MY latest 5-star favorites, too! “Badger is the first one that comes to mind. Incredible read!” HECK. YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Seriously… just read this one PLEASE!!!!!??? PLEASE? Pleeeeeeaeeeeeeeeease??!! Seriously, y’all. (my Book Review)
  9. Corrupt by Penelope Douglas <— Sadie recommends this one! “I just read Corrupt by Penelope Douglas I had a week long book hangover that forced me to go back to reread some Kristen Ashley until I could move on.” and SO SO many agree! Lori: “Oh this one for sure!!” and Stephanie too! “ loved it too! Question is will there be another? And very soon?”
  10. The Versions of Us by by Laura Barnett <— A COUPLE WITH VERSIONS OF TWO POTENTIAL LIVES ALERT! Claudia (one of my very own reading buddies for the last few years) recommends this one! “The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett, I got an ARC from the publisher and it’s 5 stars!” It’s available in paperback but the Kindle version only some time next year. Here is that pre-order: The Versions of Us
  11. The Fall Up by Aly Martinez <— Jo recommends it! “The Fall Up by Aly Martinez” and Summer agrees! “I absolutely loved this book”
  12. Indebted Series by Pepper Winters <— DARK READ ALERT!!! Back on the list ’cause pretty much everyone that reads it seems to love it, on our group! Like Kimberly: “The Indebted Series – by Pepper Winters…a VERY Dark Romance…thought it would be too similar to Aletha Romig’s Consequences-but it took a nice different turn and couldn’t put the 3 book series down!!!”
  13. Eighteen (18): Based on a True Story by J.A. Huss <— STUDENT-TEACEHER ROMANCE ALERT!! Melissa recommends these two —> And Tempting (The Tempting Series Book 1) by Alex Lucian  ”Both student/teacher stories and I loved them!!” and Antonella agrees! “Ditto that, I just read these in the last couple of weeks and they were most entertaining.” and Summer is happy!! “I read Eighteen I’ll look into Tempting. Totally love forbidden type books  :P thank you!”
  14. Forever Black (Forever Trilogy Book 1) by Sandi Lynn <— Saleen’s 5-star recommendation! “Forever Black Author Sandi Lynn! Check out all of her books! She’s a very talented author and her books are amazing! :) ” and Stephanie agrees! “I loved all her books. Very good!”
  15. Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan <— SHE THINKS SHE’S NOT PRETTY ENOUGH ALERT! “I’m completely imperfect. And … I hate myself. I have no idea what Kane could possibly see in someone like me when he could have them.” And Diana recommends it! “Amazing”
  16. Talon (Ashes & Embers Book 4) by Carian Cole <— SHE MARRIED HER WORST NIGHTMARE ALERT!! Beverly recommends this one! “Talon by Carian Cole, Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score, and The Rocker Who Betrays Me by Terri Anne Browning were my latest 5′s.” and OMG YES THIS SOUNDS PERFECT FOR ME!!!! “The concept was scary but exciting… Marry a total stranger. Live together for six months. Journal everything. (Feelings. Fights. All of it.) After six months, we each get $50K in trade for our journals, whether we stay married or not.”
  17. Pretend You’re Mine by Lucy Score <— MILITARY GUY NEEDS A FAKE GIRLFRIEND AND SHE FEELS SO PROTECTED IN HIS ARMS ALERT! And here is the other one that Beverly loved, too! “…he realizes that she’s the perfect decoy. A fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back until he’s out on another mission.
  18. The Rocker Who Betrays Me (The Rocker… Series Book 11) by Terri Anne Browning <— And the other one that Beverly loved and our very own Jean LOVES this series!!! :D
  19. November 9: A Novel by Colleen Hoover <— 5-STAR PROMISES ALERT! —> Leslie makes 5-star promises!!!! And I wholeheartedly agree with so many of ‘em!! She says: “The Man I Love by Suanne Laqueur. Confess and November 9 by Colleen Hoover. The Sweet Gum Tree by Katherine Allred. The complete Emi Lost & Found Series by Lori Otto. I promise these are all 5+++ star reads with all the feels.” Sidenote by Maryse: I’ve loved and reviewed ALL of these!!!!
  20. The Play by Karina Halle <— SEXY/AWESOME CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE ALERT! Gabri recommends one of my favorite authors in the whole wide world!! “Karina Halle’s The Pact, The Offer, The Play.” and Veronica agrees! “Love this series too!”
  21. Fallen Crest High (Fallen Crest Series, Book 1) by Tijan <— Melanie loves these!! “Fallen crest high” and…
  22. Shark Bait (Grab Your Pole Book 1) by Jenn Cooksey <— another of Melanie’s 5-star recs!
  23. RUSH (City Lights: New York City) by Emma Scott <— BLIND RECLUSE & HIS NEW ASSISTANT ALERT! Maybelis loves another one of my favorites!!! She says: “Loved RUSH by Emma Scott” my Book Review
  24. Sweet Ruin (Immortals After Dark Book 16) by Kresley Cole <— Anna LOVED it! “Sweet Ruin, by kresley cole. hands down best book out right now”
  25. Darkfever: Fever Series Book 1 by Karen Marie Moning <— Amber insists on these! “Anything Karen Marie Moning writes. I read the fever series first then went back and read the highlander series. There are links between the 2 series spread throughout. It gave me the chills at times how she could intertwine them given the books were written years apart. Mind boggling, sheer genius, master story telling at its finest. Highlander series started 1999 and fever 2006. It’s 2015 and I’m like a junky waiting for her next book lol”
  26. The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon <— Michelle recommends this one! “ I just read The Law of Moses and it has really stayed with me.”
  27. Denial (Careless Whispers Book 1) by Lisa Renee Jones <— LisaS recommends this one! “Denial, book 1, by Lisa Renee Jones is a new romantic suspense series. I enjoyed it and can’t wait for more.”
  28. Madame X: A Madame X Novel by Jasinda Wilder <— She also recommends this one! “How about Madame X by Jasinda Wilder? It’s a bit dark, suspenseful, erotic read.”
  29. You Loved Me At My Darkest by Evie Harper <— Katie recommends “You Loved me at my Darkest by Evie Harper”
  30. Barely Breathing by Brenda Rothert <— Hillary recommends a few!! “Barely Breathing by Brenda Rothert was fantastic! I also really liked Hard to Break by Bella Jewel. Oh, if you’re looking for something to give you “the feels” try A Lover’s Lament by K.L. Grayson & BT Urruela :)
  31. Forbidden: A Standalone by C.D. Weiss <— Jean recommends this one! “Forbidden by C D Reiss. You’ve never met a heroine like Fiona.” and the author says: “It is a standalone. Prologue to epilogue”


Summer: Thank you so much Maryse and everyone for posting! I this!!

Maryse’s Book Blog: Our pleasure, Summer!!! :D

PRE-ORDERS (a few for next week)!!

  1. Dear Professor by Blaire Drake - December 14th 2015
  2. Hard to Forget by Bella Jewel <— December 15th 2015
  3. The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott – December 15th 2015
  4. The Promise of Surrender: A MacKenzie Family Novella (The MacKenzie Family) by Liliana Hart – December 15th 2015
  5. Wicked Reunion (Wicked White Series Book 2) by Michelle A. Valentine – December 15th 2015
  6. The Aftermath by R.J. Prescott – December 15th 2015
  7. Royal Savage by Victoria Ashley – December 20th 2015
  8. Morrison: A Caldwell Brothers Novel - December 22nd 2015 – Chelsea Camaron
  9. First Touch: A Novel by Laurelin Paige - December 22nd 2015


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Tasha J December 11, 2015 at 11:17 AM

Great list! I have a lot of these on my tbr list and the new release, Within This Frame, is really standing out to me today. Maybe I’ll try that one. My last two 5 stars were After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid and The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh. And these were weeks ago, and I haven’t been able to get into anything since :( Talk about a funk…*sigh* It’s like a lot sound really good but nothing’s screaming loud enough: READ ME! Ugh I don’t even know what I’m in the mood for. I’m gonna try a couple samples and see if I get a bite. That book you reviewed not too long ago, Room, has been edging my curiousity lately so I’ll try that one too!

Theresa December 11, 2015 at 11:18 AM

Maryse, can’t believe you have not read Withering Hope! I even had my husband read it. Move to this weekend. I know lots of good reads but I enjoyed that one. Not erotica, true old fashion romance with just enough of a different story line to make it an interesting page turner.

Maryse December 11, 2015 at 11:21 AM

I’m on it Theresa!! It sounds exactly like what I’m in the mood for!!! Thank you for that. :D

Maryse December 11, 2015 at 11:21 AM

Tasha… *hug* book-funks are a pain! I know it…

But now you have me So curious about The Language of Flowers since I haven’t read that one yet. THANK YOU!!! :D

Tasha J December 11, 2015 at 11:28 AM

Thanks Theresa, I’m gonna try that one now too! Maryse, you will absolutely adore that book, I know it! It’s one I will never forget. Forever favorite :)

Marion December 11, 2015 at 12:01 PM

I was just going to u our FB page to rave about Talon when I saw you’d already put it on this list. It’s Book 4 of the Ashes & Embers Series by Carian Cole so after I was done I went on to read Book 1,2&3 Storm and Vandal & Lukas all really good books with awesome feels! I cannot wait for Ashers story!!

Theresa December 11, 2015 at 12:01 PM

I read a variety. I like romantic suspense. The HEA with a story. Harper Sloan, K. C Lynn, Julie Ann Walker, Christin Harber all are good. These are my go to reads between the gut wrenching ones. Meredith Wilde- Hardwire, is good erotic with a good story line. For me some of my fav true romance authors are Liora Blake – True series, Claudia Connor Series. Emma Scott, have not read all but loved all I have read and plan on reading all. I like the biker books as well. I like paranormal as well, but less than I use to. So I mix those in. I also like series. I know the waiting!!!!!!!
Have read and enjoyed all of Alessandra Torre books except the latest scary ones- just can’t the get nerve for the erotic murderer .

Maryse, I have enjoyed allot of your recommendations.

Amy December 11, 2015 at 1:15 PM

Well crap, a bunch of the ones I was going to recommend are already up there…great minds and all that, right? ;) Sweet Gum Tree, Badger and Rush are all 5-star reads for me. I remember loving SGT before I found y’all, and I was SO excited when I saw all the love it was getting here!!

I’ll also second Fallen Crest (MASON!!!), Darkfever, Emi Lost and Found and Law of Moses…all of those are 4 to 4.5 stars for me.

And I’ll mention a couple that I found earlier this year that I’ve talked (gushed) about before which were 5 stars for me because of how *different* they were from my norm…Blue Plate Special (oh, my heart) and Lily of the Springs (loved, loved, LOVED it!).

Amy December 11, 2015 at 1:18 PM

And I’m soooooo jealous of Claudia that she has already read Versions of Us!!! I preordered that one a few days ago while pouting that I wouldn’t get it until next May. Lucky you, Claudia! :)

Theresa December 11, 2015 at 1:48 PM

Christin Harber has a boxed set for . 99. Her Titan series. 3 books and 2 novellas.

MichelleMarie December 11, 2015 at 2:16 PM

I really love Nalini Singh’s Psy-Changeling series. Great series.

Suanne Laqueur December 11, 2015 at 2:19 PM

In 2015 I looooooooved:

The Little Paris Bookshop
Kitchens of the Great Midwest
The Storied Life of AJ Fikry
Church of Marvels
I’ll Give You the Sun
Speak Easy (and basically everything written by Catherynne Valente, ever)

Jean December 11, 2015 at 2:35 PM

Great list and lots of my 5 stars too! Many on my TBR list too! Whenever I see someone mention Rush, I just sigh…..i loved that book and the novella so much and will never forget it!

He’s a couple that weren’t mentioned that I 5-starred
Fisher’s Light
The Deal/The Mistake
The Summer Remains
Cocky Bastard
Ground Rules
Until the End if the World series
Hades Hangmen series

I know, I know, I’m a little out of control, but this list excites me!

Jean December 11, 2015 at 2:38 PM

Please excuse my typos!

Tessa December 11, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Best of the best this year? Uh…. So many of my favorites are up there. I adored Law of Moses (An actual this year read), but the rest of my favs up there are from other years. :P I still have to read the latest rocker book. Four books really stand out for me as best. Fear Me and Fear Us by BB Reid, Indebted Series by Pepper Winters, Breaking Him by RK Lilley and Throne of Glass series by Sarah J Maas. All four were super good and threw my emotions everywhere. Of the HEA, the best of the best have to be analyzed as far as which is best. The really good ones make me want to spin and I did a lot of spinning happy this year. :D

Magic Stars by Ilona Andrews was released yesterday. It’s a “new” series short story, but really a branch off of the Kate Daniels series. I’d actually say don’t read it until you’ve read the Kate Daniels series. Way too many spoilers.

Deborah December 11, 2015 at 4:30 PM

Just wanted to give you one that I put on my best book ever shelf (which I don’t do often) and that not many people know about is…. To love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise….such a fun ,lol read and a FAMOUS HERO!!!!!!!!!!!

Ela December 11, 2015 at 5:33 PM

To add to the list!
Heaven and Hell Ashley, Kristen
Vampire Academy Richelle Mead
The Boy Who Sneaks in My Bedroom Window Moseley, Kirsty
Love Me with Lies Tarryn Fisher

Ela December 11, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Of course those weren’t for 2015 but WTH I loved them so much I had to post plus I have at least 140 more *gasp*

bev December 11, 2015 at 6:42 PM

I do not star, but I read 3 books recently that I thought were great. Didn’t want to stop reading til done. Lucky enough to read them back to back.
Simon vs the Homo Sapien’s Agenda.
Act Like It
They’ll be on my year end list for sure.

Allison December 11, 2015 at 6:48 PM

I read a book a LOOOOONG time ago (OK a couple of months) that I absolutely LOVED but didn’t recommend because it ended on a HUGE cliffhanger. FINALLY the second book was just released this week and I read it in 2 days.

The first one is Forever and the second one is Blur and both are written by NA Alcorn.

They tell the story of Brooke, a beautiful woman who grew up with her younger sister in a neglectful home (parents are drug addicts) until her grandmother gets custody of them. She adores her grandmother, who has recently died. She is going on a trip to Paris for one month that her grandmother arranged for her because when her grandmother was young, she fell in love in Paris.

there Brooke meets Dylan. Total HOTTIE and musician. He’s funny and kind and they both love music SO much. If you are a music fan you will LOVE this series, because music is integral to the story. Throughout her month in Paris Brooke drops hints at secrets that she is hiding. She even hides her occupation from Dylan (she’s a well known record producer). But as time goes on and she falls deeper in love with him . . . . it’s harder to keep everything under wraps.

When the first book ended . . . . I. Almost. Died.

The second book was just as good. i love this couple so much! Their rapport, their chemistry, they way they communicate through music, the hot sex, it’s all there and more! I cried during BOTH books!

Theresa December 11, 2015 at 7:26 PM

Allison, those sound great put them on tbr list. Did you see the ratings ?

Allison December 11, 2015 at 7:57 PM

I think the first one had high ratings. I haven’t checked on the second one. Just finished it today.

Cheryl December 11, 2015 at 7:59 PM

Allison, that sounds so good. So the story concluded with book 2?

I don’t star the books I read (gonna have to re-think that for 2016). When I get time tonight I’m going to look thru the books I’ve read this year. I’ve read and agree SGT, Badger are 5*. Now to read one’s I already have on my tbr list- Rush, The Man I Love & it’s sequel. :)

Theresa December 11, 2015 at 8:13 PM

Cheryl, Rush is a must but you need the novella
after as well.

Allison December 11, 2015 at 8:36 PM

Cheryl, yes. Concluded with book 2.

Lisa December 11, 2015 at 8:53 PM

My 5 stars read this year….
Rush, just beautiful.
Badger, heartbreaking and perfect.
Hollywood Dirt, sweet and sexy. Cocky Bastard, LOL.
Jessica Topper’s Louder than Love & Softer than Steel. Perfect to me.
Fishers Light, just beautiful
Spark. Made me cry.
Blurred Lines, friends to lovers perfection
The Mistake and The Deal
The Hookup, Friend zone & The Game Plan…loved them all.
The Five Stages of Falling in Love, sob fest.
Manwhore series.
Before We Were Strangers…my most favourite book of the year.

Cheryl December 12, 2015 at 12:05 AM

Theresa, adding that one to my tbr list too. ;)

Allison, I one-clicked Forget & Blur and realized I’ve read and enjoyed the Infamous series by the same author. :)

Lisa December 12, 2015 at 12:21 AM

They sound great Allison, right in my lane!! Thanks for the recommendation.

Liz M December 12, 2015 at 1:29 AM

Favorite book this year, hands down, without any question whatsoever? The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. I read it in the Spring, and I still haven’t found anything to match it. It changed me, and I will never forget it.

Emma Scott December 12, 2015 at 1:40 AM

Thank you all for so much Rush love! I’m truly touched. <3

Ashley December 12, 2015 at 5:59 AM

My dad has been very ill so I have a pretty extensive TBR list going right now with little time to read but I have been saving a lot of everyone’s 2015 recommendations. However, I did have time to read The 5 Stages of Falling in Love and it so far this year has been my 5 star fave. I highly recommend it!

Grey December 12, 2015 at 11:05 AM

Oh. Em. Gee. I’m preparing for an avalanche of peanuts. There are So many of those that I have not read. But I would like to toss my peanuts up for FCH and Badger. *nods* yes and definitely.

I’d also like to throw in a shameless plug for Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinner’s Series The Siren is the first… sweet merciful heavens, dark and twisted, I loved it!

Theresa December 12, 2015 at 11:11 AM

Just saw a post from Emma Scott, 3rd book in trlogy for Suanne Laquaur,
Here to Stay release January. 14, 2016. I guess I should read the first the first 2 you all are over the moon about?

Maryse December 12, 2015 at 11:27 AM

I LOVE THIS!!! I’m going to make a whole new post with all of your favorites that you just listed. YAY US!!! :D

Maryse December 12, 2015 at 11:29 AM

Heck YES Theresa read them. The Man I Love and then, Give me Your Answer True.

AMY get on it!!!!!! These are FOR YOU (’cause you like the angsty crazy relationships like me!!)

Jean… Jean. Seriously. YOU.

EVERYONE. Read ‘em!!!

Cheryl December 12, 2015 at 11:39 AM

There is also a giveaway on Goodreads for Here To Stay.

bev December 12, 2015 at 1:43 PM

Hmm. Maryse from your fb updates you are busy. Know what you need? An absorbing book to read. You know what’s an absorbing book…….;-).

Maryse December 12, 2015 at 2:06 PM

LOL!!!!! I have one actually… that Withering one up there. It’s good, but I “programmed” my Saturday with morning stuff to do… and now I’m settling in with my book.

That said… Tee hee!!! YOU ARE SO FREAKING HILARIOUS and darn clever!!!!

Theresa December 12, 2015 at 3:17 PM

Maryse, curious how you will like the book. Just finished Beautiful Insightful. Stayed up until 3- ugggg. Sweet story of kids from to two different social groups with HEA but strong message and sad story of awful crimes in our world that I for one can not even fathom of how people can treat others.
On to The Man ai Love.

Allison December 12, 2015 at 3:22 PM

Can anyone help me with a biok I’m trying to find? I cannot remember the name, but it began with the heroine and her best friend arriving at a bar in a small town obviously on the run from something. I think the h was even bit up a bit. They wind up staying and grtting jobs at the bar. The owner is a hottie and I think the h’s best friend ends up dating him. Then the owner’s brother comes to town and he’s super hot and brooding. I remember that he survived a tragic mass shooting as a teen. Any ideas?

Allison December 12, 2015 at 3:25 PM

Ugh typos.

*book I’m trying to find

*heroine was BEAT up a bit. Not BIT up a bit. Definitely not a vampire story. :-)

Amy December 12, 2015 at 4:02 PM

*oompf!!* Almost a year later and my heart still clenches when I hear Until the End of the World mentioned. Thanks, Jean…now I have a lump in my throat. :?

Grey…hun…*puts arm around Grey’s shoulders*…we don’t “toss” peanuts around here. We THROW them! *nails Grey with peanuts* Those are for Sweet Gum Tree and Jezebel…those are MUST READS!!!

Amy December 12, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Maryse…how do you know I haven’t started The Man I Love yet? Huh?? Okay, so I haven’t *actually* started it yet, but it did win the toss up with Oblivion, so I’m starting it later on today after I finish cleaning out and organizing a couple of closets. I’m not supposed to have any alcohol for a few more days, but if I end up cracking open a bottle of wine because of TMIL then that’s going to be on YOU!!! :P

Bev! I finished Jellicoe Road…it was SO good!! The “past” part of the story made my heart hurt so that was a definite plus. :D

Jean December 12, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Bev! Where have you been girl! You were incognito all week!

Just finished Broken Juliet…..sigh…..loved it more than Bad Romeo but both were great! I cried a lot in the 2nd book….so many feels!

So, I’m ready to start something new… The Man I Love?? Should I join you Amy?

Maryse December 12, 2015 at 4:59 PM


Amy December 12, 2015 at 5:14 PM

YAY!! I’m so glad you liked them, Jean! They had a good dose of turmoil, eh?

And yes, you should join me in reading TMIL! Come on, we can go hide in the blankie fort with a bottle of wine, some nail polish and the manatee! And no book guys allowed after all the licking and bickering from the other day, so OUT Travis goes. Sorry, Maryse. *smirk*

Amy December 12, 2015 at 5:17 PM
Jean December 12, 2015 at 5:28 PM

I’m in! I started it!

bev December 12, 2015 at 5:48 PM

Huh. I see how it is Jean.

Amy, I’m glad you liked it. I like how she didn’t over explain. But let the story unfold. When he is jumping in the river over and over again.

Maryse, your sweet.

Lisa December 12, 2015 at 8:47 PM

You’re looking for The Beautiful Series by Christine Zolendz.

Brutally Beautiful & Cold-Blooded Beautiful :)

Allison December 12, 2015 at 9:14 PM

Lisa, I love you so much.

That was driving me crazy! Thank you!!

Now I get to read the second one!

Lisa K December 12, 2015 at 9:19 PM

You’re welcome, Allison. :)
p.s. I think I’d better go by Lisa K since I see there’s already an established Lisa. :)

Grey December 12, 2015 at 9:20 PM

Amy, don’t hurt me!! I read both those… whew, I’m safe!

Theresa December 12, 2015 at 9:48 PM

Ok struggling guys. Reading The Man That I Love. Really slow for me- someone tell me it picks up speed! Help!

bev December 12, 2015 at 10:52 PM
Lisa December 12, 2015 at 11:23 PM

Hello Lisa K. :)

Lynne December 13, 2015 at 12:07 AM

Anything Joey Hill, but especially Ice Queen/Mirror of My Soul. She has an amazing M/M read called Rough Canvas.

I’m currently rereading Sweet Dreams by Kristen Ashley for the umpteenth time, I tell you, this woman’s talent is limitless. I’ve loved every single book of hers I’ve ever read, I think I’ve read all but about 3!!!!!!!!

Lisa K December 13, 2015 at 5:45 AM

Hey Lisa! :)

Cheryl December 13, 2015 at 9:47 AM

Hey Amy & Jean- I’m just finishing up the Never Over You series and then we are getting our Christmas tree, THEN I can start The Man I Love with you!! I think I’m going to need you, Manny, wine and the blankie fort for this one!!

Theresa, I think I heard that it starts slow but to stick with it. ;)

Amy December 13, 2015 at 4:09 PM

Yes, Bev! That is a great way to describe it. That part (when he was jumping out of the tree into the river over and over) was heartbreaking. And then…and THEN the author had to throw in the epilogue and poke at my already wounded heart because we know what comes next…WHY?!? *sigh* It was so good.

Jean and Cheryl…I started it!! :D <—— See that, Maryse? Huh? Do ya??

Amy December 13, 2015 at 4:11 PM

Lynne, I’m assuming you’ve read Golden Dynasty then? My absolute FAVORITE of hers. Okay, so I’ve only read like six of her books but still…GD is my fave so far!!

bev December 13, 2015 at 6:18 PM

Yes, that was a bit unfair of the author. But her name, love that.
In the present day I liked how the friendships developed. But, ugh, when they go in search of her past.
I definitely want to read something else by her in this new year.

fabi December 13, 2015 at 6:33 PM

I’m going to start on #4 in Maryse’s new list up there. Sunset Park (Five Boroughs) by Santino Hassell. I recently read Stygian by this author and loved it. So I’m interested in trying another of his books.

bev December 13, 2015 at 7:48 PM

Fabi you are always popping up with books & authors I never heard of.

fabi December 13, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Lol Bev. Here’s another for you (well, maybe for Tessa or Michelle, lol). I just finished reading They Who Fell and Chaos Umpire Sits by Kevin Kneupper. It’s a fantasy about an angel rebellion. After a short, brutal war, they are cast down from heaven. They burn and scar horribly on their way down to earth. It affects them psychologically as well as physically and they take their revenge out on humanity. A few of us fight back.

Cheryl December 13, 2015 at 8:43 PM

Ok Amy starting TMIL. You do have me curious about Jellicoe Road, although it sounds like another tear-jerker. :)

bev December 13, 2015 at 9:36 PM

About to curl up and read. But for moment ……slightly bored.
Is everyone off reading TMIL?
And why do we think Maryse hasn’t read WiR?

Lisa December 13, 2015 at 9:57 PM

Hi Bev. Think Im the only one NOT reading TMIL. Just finished third book in TM Fraziers King series which has another sequel…so not feeling book satisfied. And Badger which ruined me. And Illuminae which Im reading for bookclub.
Excuse my ignorance but what is WiR??
Think Im going to read Colleen Hoovers Nov 9 or Untamed. Two books I looked forward to being released but havent got to yet this year.
I think there is a third book in TMiL due? If that’s the case I’m waiting til its all released before starting.
What are you reading??

Tessa December 13, 2015 at 10:00 PM

No idea why she hasn’t read WIR. It’s really a good book, and that little chapter teaser for the fourth really reminded me of its humor. I’m not reading TMIL. I got it, but I’m in a happy and humor book mood. All the books I’ve been reading, except for Final Debt, have been ones that make you smile big like this. :D Right now, I’m reading the stepbrother book that Maryse recently mentioned and it’s… started. No opinion yet. I finished CM Owen’s first three books of her Sterling Shore series and they also made me :D I think the holidays are affecting me. I want the next Others book, though. That teaser has me hooked.

bev December 13, 2015 at 10:06 PM

What’s WiR!?!!

*grabs Tessa*

What’s WiR????

Oh, and Tessa Act Like it was a fun contemporary. Really enjoyed it. MichelleS might like it too. She likes the straight up contemporary ones sometimes. Great banter.
*deep breath*

Tessa December 13, 2015 at 10:06 PM

Lisa, WIR is Written in Red by Anne Bishop. It’s The Others series and super good.

Lisa December 13, 2015 at 10:14 PM

OOOOOkayyy. I’m getting that WiR is something I should have read so before you revoke my Bookaholic status I’m downloading it this second and starting it. *shoves Nov 9 and Tamed back into tbr file with a huff*.

Fabi December 13, 2015 at 10:17 PM

ROTFL at Bev’s reaction and Lisa’s quick action. :D

Lisa December 13, 2015 at 10:19 PM

Oh dear Lord…there’s like a dozen books in this series!!!! What are you starting me on??
Ooooh…but it has a wolf on the cover….Ok I’m not even reading blurbs or chat…I’m going in blind. Here goes……

‘Long ago, Namid gave bith to all kinds of life…….’

Lisa December 13, 2015 at 10:20 PM


Maryse…you really have to add an edit feature to this blog!

bev December 13, 2015 at 10:24 PM

Damn, Lisa. I might just hug you for that.

bev December 13, 2015 at 10:24 PM


bev December 13, 2015 at 10:30 PM

Tessa apparently I bought the first one this summer, lol. I will have to bump it up.

Tessa December 13, 2015 at 10:47 PM

The Sterling Shore series? It’s sweet. I love sweet right now. Also, funny. See, holiday cheeriness. I even got the Fern Michael’s series that was sixty something cents. I’ll get to that too. I need a lot of :D

Lisa, you totally made my day. It’s so different and good. I hope you like it as much as we do!

Tessa December 13, 2015 at 10:49 PM

Oh! I also got around to finally reading Debra Dunbar’s Demon Bound. *squees* New Paranormal series for me. I loved the big bad angel and her boyfriend is so weird it works. I think I need to get two. I liked it so much.

Cheryl December 13, 2015 at 11:18 PM

Theresa, I’m at about 14% and feeling your pain. So far it’s been slow, and somewhat confusing keeping straight who’s who in regards to the concert. I am hesitant to say I can’t wait until this picks up, because I have a feeling that’s when the sh*t hits the fan!

Fabi December 13, 2015 at 11:34 PM

Tessa, that one sounds good. I just downloaded a sample.

Tessa December 13, 2015 at 11:43 PM

The Imp one? Yeah, you’ll like it. Also, Wicked Magic (7 Wicked Tales Featuring Witches, Demons, Vampires, Fae, and More) is a multi book set that has that first book and the whole set is only 99 cents. :D

fabi December 14, 2015 at 7:35 AM

Oh wow, thanks.

Allison December 14, 2015 at 9:44 AM

Did anybody else download the s*it out of Dear Professor before their eyes were fully open this morning? No? Just me?

I hope it’s as good as it sounds!

Fabi December 14, 2015 at 10:03 AM

*one-click* Thanks Allison!

Jean December 14, 2015 at 10:13 AM

55% into The Man I Love. Are my expectations too high or is the last 45% going to rock my world? Just wondering…….anyone else with me on this book? Amy? Cheryl?

Jean December 14, 2015 at 10:34 AM

Oh fabi! I ordered Illuminae with that 25% off coupon code on Amazon! The hardback….because after all your raving and reading a sample, I knew I needed the real deal in my hands! Delivery is tomorrow! Yay!

Bev, sorry I dropped the ball on our BR of Bronze Horseman! I got caught up in Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet….and I totally blame Amy!

bev December 14, 2015 at 10:38 AM

100 books.

*throws hands up*
Just finished A Desperate Fortune. Great read. Only problem is dual stories and she writes them both so well. I get sucked in to each and don’t want to leave.

Fabi December 14, 2015 at 10:47 AM

squeeeeeee !!! Jean! I’m so excited. Wait ’till you get a look at that book. It’s a work of art.

bev December 14, 2015 at 11:02 AM

Jean, I didn’t read it either.
I blame Amy, too.

Ela December 14, 2015 at 11:41 AM

Jean, that’s why I put that book on hold, I just couldn’t get into it and found the writing different so I’ll pick it up at a later date, maybe?!

However, I did read To Love Jason Thorn and it was exactly what I needed and I truly loved it. Now I’m going to try this Anarchy Found book, but what I really want to read is Project: Killer (Project Series #1)
by J.L. Beck.

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 1:27 PM

Then you should read what you really want to read, Ela! :D That makes for the most fun reading experience!

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 1:28 PM

Duly noted, Lisa. ;)


but sometimes the mistakes make for the best laughs!! LOL!

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 1:31 PM

LOL Amy!!! I do!!!! :P

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 1:33 PM

LOL!!! Hrmmm… why haven’t I read WiR? Why… why why why…?

I have NO freaking clue. I one-clicked it, right? Yeah…

Ela December 14, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Agreed Maryse :) I started Anarchy Found and am enjoying it so I’ll keep at it.

Maybe we should do a huge WiR BR??? I have it and haven’t read it either.

Jean December 14, 2015 at 3:22 PM

Oooo Ela, you have guts saying that around bev! Yes, you should all read WiR and then I will jump in when you start the 2nd book!

TMIL is absolutely breaking my heart right now…..

bev December 14, 2015 at 3:56 PM

Ela, sit lets talk. ;-)

bev December 14, 2015 at 3:57 PM

Hey, you know who also hasn’t read it?


Lets all turn as one and stare at Cheryl.

Ela December 14, 2015 at 4:03 PM

Um ok??? *stares at Cheryl* *side eyes Maryse*

So it’s just us 3???

Jean, TMIL, when did it pick up for you?

Amy December 14, 2015 at 4:04 PM

*waves hand* Um, I’m one of the ones enjoying TMIL. No tears or heartache yet but I have a feeling it’s the calm before the storm. And I LOVE storms. ;)

And why the heck am I getting blamed for stuff??? Y’all suck, lol. :P

Jean December 14, 2015 at 4:13 PM

Ela, I’m guessing somewhere between 55-60% mark. Something happened that made my jaw drop… did not expect that!

Amy, where are you in the book. I definitely had the sniffles a few times already!

Amy December 14, 2015 at 4:15 PM

Cheryl, Jellicoe Road IS really, really good. At first I struggled a bit with it because I didn’t know how to categorize it, I guess you could say, in my mind. I didn’t know if it was dystopian or mystery or what, but then as it continued I realized it was just a bunch of regular kids without a whole lot of adult supervision who are continuing an annual tradition of a sort of “war games” for territory…it sometimes gets physical and they take hostages to negotiate for territory, and they take it VERY seriously. Then there is the simultaneous telling of a story of another group of kids from the past, and THAT is what made my heart ache. Absolutely ACHE. The epilogue…oh, my heart.

By the way, it was a Bev rec. And Bev did good. ;)

Ela December 14, 2015 at 4:16 PM

Gotcha Jean! Good to know!

Amy December 14, 2015 at 4:26 PM

Jean, I’m about 40% in and so far so good. :D

I’ll admit, however, that I’m not getting the feels I love with it being in his POV. I mean, I’m *getting* feels but not the kind I get from her POV as if it is happening to me. This feels more like watching from a distance rather than “living” the story.

And it doesn’t have anything to do with TMIL not being good (because it is!)…this is alllllllll me and my issue, ya know?

Jean December 14, 2015 at 4:32 PM

Yes Amy, we ALL know about your issues! Lol! No seriously, I get it, but I do think all the characters are very relatable to real life! I was wondering if you’d have a problem with the male POV. Is the 2nd book her POV because I’m at a point where I really want to know what she is thinking!

Jean December 14, 2015 at 4:34 PM

Wow, I am just now noticing the follow up book to Hearts of Darkness which I LOVED!!!!! How did I miss that!

Amy December 14, 2015 at 4:35 PM

*flicks Jean’s arm* HA! How ’bout the issue of your arm stinging! :P

Yep, Maryse said the next one is in her POV! Yay us!! I don’t know about the third one, if it’s going to be about someone else or if it follows the first two, but I’m not looking at the blurb so I don’t mistakenly spoil anything.

Jean December 14, 2015 at 4:39 PM


Yep, I’ve been avoiding blurbs and reviews too!

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 4:46 PM



Maryse December 14, 2015 at 4:46 PM


I too was feeling “eh” in the first half and then POW WOW WOWOWOWOOWOW!!!!! Enjoy the rest ladies. Ela… this one is YOUR kind of read. I won’t say why but I think it’s time you think about it.

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 4:47 PM

LOL Amy!!!!

I’m getting side-eyes right now. Don’t feel bad…

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 4:48 PM

You just wait Amy. You’ll feel it.

And then HER POV. BEST.

Ela December 14, 2015 at 4:50 PM

Surely Maryse??? I am thinking I KNOW what YOU ARE trying to say ;)

So when’s WiR BR to commence???

Jean December 14, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Gotta finish tonight and start book 2! I need her POV like yesterday!

bev December 14, 2015 at 5:12 PM

Amy, I know. I had to stop and go read the blurb to orient myself when I started reading Jellicoe Road, lol.

Ela, in a time far far away, lol. But Lisa is reading it right now. But she is on Aussie time.
Oh, boy. I bought both of those books like a couple weeks after Maryse rec’d them *clears throat* but now not sure they are going to be bev books.

Maryse December 14, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Tee hee Ela. ;)

I’m ready. Maybe this weekend?

bev December 14, 2015 at 5:46 PM

Don’t tease, Maryse. Amy will throw her *peanuts* at you.

Tessa December 14, 2015 at 6:27 PM

Oooooh! Maryse and Ela reading WiR. I’m going to point out, Bev hasn’t steered anyone wrong yet.

bev December 14, 2015 at 6:40 PM

Umm, Tessa, remember the lip biting incident? I am pretty sure it was both of us urging Maryse to watch The Princess Bride, lol. And I think there has been others.

Though I now think everyone should watch Sherlock. Now he is my type.

Tessa December 14, 2015 at 6:52 PM

Okay, but that was a weird quirk! Written in Red and Princess Bride aren’t anything alike. The dislike of Princess Bride… a quirk. We probably watched it young enough to love it. :D

Amy December 14, 2015 at 7:01 PM

Ooooooh Maryse…am I gonna get a feels smackdown soon from TMIL?? ‘Cause you KNOW I love gettin’ those. :D

I’ll be honest…if I watched Princess Bride for the first time as an adult then I would be all “Whaaaaaa…???” But I think Tessa is on to something with the idea of watching it young enough to love it. I loved it when I watched it in junior high, and I still love it because it reminds me of being up all night eating strawberry Twizzlers and giggling with my friends who were just as awkward as I was. *snort* Who wasn’t awkward at that age.

Amy December 14, 2015 at 7:03 PM

Yeah Bev, I’ll just BET you would love to see me throw *those* kind of peanuts at Maryse. :P

Oh! Speaking of 80′s movies…anyone remember Stand By Me? I loved that one too!

bev December 14, 2015 at 7:08 PM

Honestly As you wish can still make me swoon, lol.

Ooh Tessa, I like that. If someone doesn’t agree with us they have a quirk, lol.
I do think Maryse may like Sherlock, it just is quality writing, acting, and production, Amy I think you would like it too, we have some shows in common. But I feel like, if she hasn’t at a young age, watched Labyrinth she should just to see if she bites her lip. And cause tis the season.

Tessa December 14, 2015 at 8:21 PM

Love that version. Labyrinth was definitely a perfect movie for a kid. I loved the goblin king and thought she was foolish for refusing him. Stand by Me was the beginning of my crush on Keifer Sutherland. lol Even then, I wanted the bad guy!

Cheryl December 14, 2015 at 8:59 PM

Well, side-eyes* Bev, hmmm Wir…

I’m at about 25% in TMIL, so not at the WOW point yet.

Lisa December 14, 2015 at 11:23 PM

WELL….Bev Thankyou *squeeze hug* Great rec! WiR was just what I needed. Read til 4am then picked it straight back up at breakfast. I actally think I may have started this book once before back in my vamp/werewolf lovin days and dnf for whatever reason. I got to the parcel sorting part and recognized it. So glad I revisited.
I love losing myself in whole new worlds, words, folklore etc. It would be a great movie/TV series dont ya think?

bev December 14, 2015 at 11:39 PM

That was quick! So glad/relieved you liked it. It is so hard to leave the courtyard once you enter.
I have to say I always find it disorienting when I feel I’ve read something before but can not really remember.

Ela December 15, 2015 at 10:16 AM

WiR BR weekend??? *side eyes Maryse*

Bev “in a time far far away” LOL….The weekend is NOT THAT far away…

Maryse December 15, 2015 at 1:31 PM

I have NOT ever watched Labyrinth…. and know nothing about Sherlock. :D

Amy December 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM


No, no, NO.

What the he!!. Just… What. The. He!!. Someone in TMIL needs to get cut.

Amy December 15, 2015 at 2:37 PM
Jean December 15, 2015 at 3:05 PM

Amy, are you done TMIL? If not, what percentage? I’m at 88% and feeling like I don’t know if I can go through it all again in book 2!

Amy December 15, 2015 at 3:16 PM

Jean, I’m at 59%.

I am just…I am…I am…ugh, I don’t know what the heck I am right now but it isn’t happy-go-skippy!

And I still want to cut someone.

I need to know how to make more faces on here ’cause right now I need an ANGRY one!!!

Cheryl December 15, 2015 at 9:27 PM

Amy & Jean, I’m at 99%. I know exactly what you’re feeling Amy. I suspected something obviously was going to happen to really irreparably f*ck up everything, but wow THAT, did not see that coming. Probably the opposite. Jean I’ve been feeling that way as I get closer to the end; do I really need to read her side and more importantly go thru it all over again?!

Maryse- is book 2 a re-hash of book 1, but just in Daisy’s pov?

Ela December 16, 2015 at 11:18 AM

STARTING WIR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Amy December 16, 2015 at 4:27 PM

Jean and Cheryl…I’m not going straight into book 2. I *will* read it at some point, but right now I’m in the mood for something with a different feel to it, ya know?

Hmmmm, since so many are doing a WiR BR, I might just start the second book…then again, I don’t know if I’m ready to be book-sexually frustrated right now. From what I hear, Simon just isn’t in a hurry to seal the deal. :P

Jean December 16, 2015 at 4:35 PM

Amy, I totally agree. I couldn’t jump right into book 2. I felt literally drained from book 1 and the end was just too neatly and quickly done.

I’m reading Broken Promises…so far so good! I need to read the next WiR book too! But since buying King yesterday on sale, every time I open my Kindle, it’s screaming at me to read it! So I think that’s next right after BP. And I need to read it to get to Lawless so……

Amy December 16, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Jean, King is really good…I think you would really like it! The only reason I didn’t read Tyrant (book 2) when it first came out was because it was my own personal temporary boycott because of the CH in book 1!! MichelleS faced my wrath over that one. :P

So now that you mention it, I think I’m going to go with Tyrant…unless I get distracted my another one when I open my Kindle library up. ‘Cause my book ADD is in full swing today. *eyeroll*

Amy December 16, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Alright, I’m going to try something…


No laughing at me if it doesn’t work, m’kay?

Amy December 16, 2015 at 4:53 PM

Well damn. It didn’t work. :?

Fabi December 16, 2015 at 5:26 PM



Amy December 16, 2015 at 5:31 PM

*throws chestnut at Fabi*

Fabi December 16, 2015 at 5:34 PM


Maryse December 18, 2015 at 2:33 PM

Cheryl, it isn’t… because you know. There’s a whole different “life” and thought process and experience going on there…actually I enjoyed her book even more.

Maryse December 18, 2015 at 2:45 PM

And there’s more to that ending, in HER book…

Jean December 18, 2015 at 3:02 PM

Thanks for that info on the 2nd book Maryse. If you jumped right into and loved it, that definitely means something! I will definitely be going back to read it!

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