20 Friday Finds and Reader Recommendations – March 17th 2017

by Maryse on March 17, 2017 · 159 comments

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SATURDAY UPDATE!!! We found more super-bargain awesome-sounding ones!!

  • Addicted by Claire Adams <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR ALERT!! And SUPER-BARGAIN priced. A rock star with an addiction and a girl running away from her own scandal and they meet on an island…
  • Full Contact (Redemption Book 3) by Sarah Castille <— MMA FIGHTER & SHE SECRETLY GOES TO ALL OF HIS FIGHTS... and it’s super-bargain priced today! “She secretly attends every underground MMA fight featuring The Predator, the undisputed champion. When he stalks his prey in the ring, Sia is mesmerized. He is dominant and dangerous and every instinct tells her to run...”
  • Mr. President (White House Book 1) by Katy Evans <— KATY EVANS SUPER-SALE ALERT!!! This recent one is bargain priced today! Julie says: “I just finished Mr President. Very good. Of course I usually enjoy katy Evans books. Do want to warn you there is a cliffhanger...” (and luckily, book #2 is out, too: Commander in Chief (White House Book 2))
  • Wrong Number, Right Guy (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 1) by Elle Casey <— ALL THREE in this series are super-bargain priced right now!!! And Lisa says: “I’ve read them all. Good series. Nothing over the top. Just entertaining.”
  • Wrong Place, Right Time (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 2) by Elle Casey <— ALL THREE in this series are super-bargain priced right now!!!
  • Wrong Question, Right Answer (The Bourbon Street Boys Book 3) by Elle Casey <— ALL THREE in this series are super-bargain priced right now!!!


Now back to our regularly scheduled program… ;)

<— Last Friday, I featured Devil You Know (Lost Boys Book 1) ’cause it was a brand new “L.A. Fiore” release and this Friday I’m re-featuring it ’cause my friend Angie lost her mind over it, and it’s super-bargain priced today!!

Maryse: Okay yeah… my fellow book-blogger friend, Angie, has lost her MIND over this recent release, and now it’s super-bargain priced. I totally one-clicked it SO HARD considering her reaction (lots of crying!!!!) YAY ME!!!

Angie: Teeehehehehe! LOST. MY. MIND. I hope everyone one clicks and reads. It’s just soooooooo freaking fantastic.

Kristin:  I just finished this one. I loved it so much I want to read it again.

Karon: Got it! Thank you!

Now… take a look at what we found! (NOTE: some are bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order. Sales listed are for Amazon U.S., however some of the Amazon UK links also reflect the sale!):

  • Devil You Know (Lost Boys Book 1) by L.A. Fiore <— RECENT RELEASE (that one up there to the left ;) ) & it’s super-bargain priced, and there’s a twist and it sounds SUPER-angsty!!
Jean: Devil You Know!!! I NEED IT! I THINK IT WAS WRITTEN FOR ME!!!!
  • Path of Destruction by Cara Dee <— LIVE!!! FAMOUS ROCK STAR IS NOW JUST A NUMBER IN PRISON ALERT!!!! Oh wow this author is known for her raw, gritty and emotional stories. In fact, I read her crazy-intense book “Aftermath“. Remember that one?? I bet this one’s gonna be awesome.  ”The world has forgotten Lincoln Hayes, rock god and guitarist in Path of Destruction. As the date of my parole hearing approaches, I’m nothing but a number in the system of the Michigan Department of Corrections. And as much as I want to forget the events of that summer and move on, the girl I can’t get out of my head is trying to make an encore appearance in my life...” P.S. Here’s my review of Aftermath.
  • Worth It by S.M. Shade & C.M. Owens <— COMEDY ROMANCE ALERT and it’s back on the list ’cause Misty says READ IT!!
Misty: By the way, if you haven’t read Worth It yet, please read it!  Of course I found it from your website. I think I laughed more than I did with the Virgin Romance Novelist.  It’s a great light read after a serious dark book.  Have a great day!
  • Big Girls Do It Stronger by Jasinda Wilder <— LIVE!!! Jasinda Wilder’s latest HEALTHY LIVING book is LIVE!! “In this book, Jasinda expands on the life-changing Wilder Way, showing you how to take the lessons and tactics learned in the first book and create a life of strength…
  • Garden of Goodbyes by Faith Andrews <— UNCONVENTIONAL LOVE STORY ALERT!!! “…I was appalled when she called for my help, but she swore I was the one person who could save him—the only man I’ve ever loved. The man she stole from me. She’s to blame for the mess of a man he’s become, but I’m to blame for walking away…“ This recent release is also back on the list ’cause we’ve now got awesome feedback on it!! Plus, it’s super-bargain priced right now too.

Cynthia: …It is soooo good. I read it in one sitting- could Not put it down. Then thought about it the entire next day. I actually felt a physical reaction to Lennox’s present interactions with Eden. It was heart wrenching. That has never happened before and I read a lot of books. Thank you for this recommendation. 5 stars. Planning to read more from Faith Andrews.

Trish: I loved this!!! It really is amazing. Well worth it

Alissa: It’s an amazing book!!

Leeann: My heart is hurting just from the description!

  • Quarterback Sack by SE Hall & Hilary Storm <— LIVE!!! HE’S AN NFL FOOTBALL STAR & SHE WANTS NOTHING TO DO WITH HIM…She’s made it very clear that his relentless flirtation won’t change her mind. It’s her only rule. She can’t date a football player…
  • Endurance by Amy Daws <— LIVE!!! SOCCER STAR ALERT & HE REJECTED HER!!! “Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats…” And while I’m at it, here’s another book in the series (Challenge <— also a soccer star and the gifted doctor that is not his type… super-bargain priced) and I think they both can be read as standalones!
  • Mystery at Maplemead Castle: A laugh-till-you-cry cozy mystery (The Chapelwick Mysteries Book 2) by Kitty French <— LIVE!!! And Tasha is excited!!

Tasha: I love it when you kind of forget about a book you’ve been anticipating, then check to see how much longer till release, and surprise! It’s out now!! Anyone remember Melody Bittersweet by Kitty French? I believe Tessa read it also. Anyway, I loved it and I know it had a cover change, possibly a title change, but book 2 is out now!

Maryse: Here is “Melody Bittersweet” Tasha (under the new title and cover) ➔ The Skeletons of Scarborough House: An absolutely hilarious cozy mystery (The Chapelwick Mysteries Book 1)

  • Hero Hair (The Real SEAL Series Book 2) by Rachel Robinson <— LIVE!!! AN INTENSE NAVY SEAL & A YOGA INSTRUCTOR ALERT! “… a life-altering journey detailing the awakening of two hollow hearts, both set on taking their own pleasures without any emotional attachment. The ruthless SEAL finally meets an enemy he can’t defeat…”
  • Raw Deal (Larson Brothers) by Cherrie Lynn <— CHERRIE LYNN’S LATEST ALERT!!! HE’S A FIGHTER & HE KILLED HER BROTHER & I LOVE THIS AUTHOR and we now have feedback on this recent release! P.S. Book #2 in the series is already up for preorder Raw Need (Larson Brothers) <— (about a different couple – I think they can all be read as standalones).
Pia: I’m at 80% and it is really really good. He killed her brother, and now they kind of help each other to move on. I’m at that part now that no matter what, I know it will hurt. You will love this one Maryse, just as you loved Rock Me.
  • After Love Leaves: The Story of Us by Michelle Alstead <— LIVE!!! UNREQUITED LOVE ALERT!Zoe was so sweet, so kind. Everything about her was perfect—until she fell in love with him. Zoe doesn’t know why Brad left her standing in an airport; he won’t return her calls or texts. With her self-esteem and dreams shattered, she can’t imagine ever loving anyone else...” Then there’s a phone call that changes everything.
  • Boxed Set: The Comfort Series by Annabel Joseph <— DARK FORBIDDENY LOVE STORY READ and MichelleS highly recommends it! In fact I read book #1, and I too… *ahem* enjoyed it greatly. ;)
MichelleS:  The Comfort Series. Not comfortable! But if you’re okay with that kind of thing, I think you’d enjoy it. I gobbled it up. I’m debauched like that! That whole series is bundled… free with KU! Very forbiddeny!! And sexy. Twisted. …
  • Desperately Seeking Epic by B.N. Toler <— TEARJERKER ALERT!!! And this sounds like one of our epic, unforgettable “make me a list of what to read after this” kind of reads!!!! YAY ME!!!! :D P.S. SATURDAY UPDATE!!! ➔ ➔ ➔ Lauren JUST found out that this one, and another from this author went on super-bargain sale!!! “Two of B.N. Toler’s books just went on sale…..Desperately Seeking Epic & Where One Goes...”

Theresa: Hey Maryse…just wanted to share a 5 star recommendation with you…Desperately Seeking Epic by B.N. Toler…an absolutely beautiful story about living life fully and letting go of fear and resentments…tough subject matter dealing with terminal illness, but the way in which it is handled is through humor and relatable moments for us women and mothers….loved it from start to finish…highly ecommend it…make sure the Kleenex are close:)

Lisa: Guys just finished Desperately Seeking Epic. Can’t open my mouth to speak. Grateful I’m alone in the house right now!!!! I’m a snotty mess!! Most beautiful story. Just epic storytelling.

Jessica: Hello maryse i really enjoyed the plotline for desperately seeking epic. Ive been looking for similar books like that. Could you please make a what to read after list

Maryse: I’m on it, Jessica!!! :D

  • There’s This Guy by Rhys Ford <— LIVE!!! M/M ROMANCE ALERT! And it sounds angsty too! “Jake Moore’s world fits too tightly around him. Every penny he makes as a welder goes to care for his dying father, an abusive, controlling man who’s the only family Jake has left. Because of a promise to his dead mother, Jake resists his desire for other men, but it leaves him consumed by darkness...”
  • Beautiful Monsters by Jex Lane <— M/M VAMPIRE ROMANCE ALERT!! ”Although he’s desperate for freedom, he is unable to deny the burning desire drawing him to the incubus general he now calls Master.” Carol found us THIS series and the first book is super-bargain priced saying:
“Hey Maryse, Have you read these? I can’t even begin to describe how great this story is!…”
  • Love Under Contract (Jenkins & Sons Construction) by Sharon C. Cooper <— LIVE!!! SHE LOVES HIM BUT SHE WANTS MORE… “At her age, she wants marriage and a family, not the empty promises Nick offers. Yet, there is just something about the man that makes moving on nearly impossible…”
  • Chasing Kade (Thrill of the Chase Book 1) by Anna Paige <— LIVE!!! ROCK STAR ALERT & SHE HAS TO BABYSIT HIM…Aubrey Taylor didn’t ask to be assigned to babysit a band full of troublemakers, but she wasn’t given a choice. Wanted or not, she intended to fix the mess they’d made. She’d do it quickly, efficiently, and then she’d get the hell out of there. Unfortunately, after meeting their openly hostile singer—the one with the notoriously menacing stare—it was clear she was in over her head…
  • Bound: A Caged Novella by D.H. SIDEBOTTOM <— LIVE!! (Two years later…)



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{ 159 comments… read them below or add one }

Grey March 17, 2017 at 9:53 AM

Happy Friday!

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 10:01 AM

Happy Friday, Grey!

Look who’s first. ;)

Grey March 17, 2017 at 10:17 AM

Yay! I know, right. Thank goodness I usually have a break right now! Thank you, Maryse, as always for all of your hard work, we so appreciate you!

Pia March 17, 2017 at 10:59 AM

Devil you Know and Path of Destruction are screaming for my attention.

However I have to finish Raw by Cherrie Lynn first. I’m at 80% and it is really really good. He killed her brother, and now they kind of help each other to move on. I’m at that part now that no matter what, I know it will hurt.
You will love this one Maryse, just as you loved Rock Me.

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 11:13 AM

YAY Pia!!!! I’m adding it to the list! :D I LOVE this author and I couldn’t wait for some feedback on this one.

Ela March 17, 2017 at 11:17 AM

Well aren’t you the happy little butt kisser GREY??? :roll:

Loves ya Maryse, we do!

Dani March 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM

Hiya lovely ladies.
Just wanted to put my recommendation of The Mind F*ck series by S. T Abby. The first book is called The Risk. It’s a about a serial killer….except SHE is the serial killer and she wants revenge….oh and just to make more interesting she falls for the FBI Agent who is investigating her case!

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 11:43 AM

*snuggles Grey and Ela*

You guys crack me up. My happiness!!! :D

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 11:53 AM

Daniel that book sounds fantastic. You said it’s a series. Is it completed? If not, do the books end in cliffhangers?

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 11:54 AM

*Dani* sorry my autocorrect changed your name and I didn’t catch it before I submitted. :-(

Amy March 17, 2017 at 1:06 PM

After Love Leaves…I can’t figure out if it is male POV or dual POV. Anyone know?

And I’m still planning on Garden of Goodbyes as my March challenge read. ;)

Lisa Aiello March 17, 2017 at 1:19 PM

Ooooo Amy – I’m jealous. Garden of Goodbye is definitely on my to read list, so I can’t wait to hear what you think.

And these lists are like crack to me – and what does it mean when I’ve already one-clicked pretty much everything up there that I want prior to this list? Oh yeah, I know what it means…My Name Is Lisa…and I’m A Bookhoarder!!

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 1:34 PM

I have Raw Deal lined up for next weekend. Looking forward to it. I also have There’s This Guy and Beautiful Monsters on my tbr. But I don’t have fixed dates for those yet.

I started cleaning out my tbr last week. Got it down to below 1500 (actually 1499) ;-) Don’t laugh. I removed almost 30 books that I figured I’d never get to.

Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:07 PM

Hello, my name is Ela and I have 3,884 in my TBR :roll:

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:09 PM


Theresa S. March 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Marsye, think KC Lynn is releasing new book Act or Courage March 22

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM

Hey! My buggy eyes didn’t work. :-(

Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:10 PM

: roll : without spaces

Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:11 PM


Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:11 PM

No, I want buggy not rolly

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:12 PM

Yeah, those!!!

Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM

8 O no spaces

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:13 PM

Like this? 8O

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:14 PM

Yeah!!! Thanks Ela. I’d tried that on GR but it didn’t work so I thought it might be little o. But nope, it’s big O.

Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:15 PM

Lol! GR doesn’t get emojis!

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:16 PM

We really need a reader’s anonymous network.

If you think I’m not addicted…I just took a week off from work so I can laze around the house and read all week. :-/

Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:17 PM


Ela March 17, 2017 at 2:18 PM

I think I need a few years 8O

Fabi March 17, 2017 at 2:22 PM

lol, yes

Amy March 17, 2017 at 2:35 PM

“…it’s big O”

Yep, ’cause with the O it’s go big or go the he!! home. :P

R. Renee March 17, 2017 at 2:45 PM

I have exactly 100 books in my TBR. Don’t be jealous.

MichelleS March 17, 2017 at 2:49 PM

It would cause me panic & anxiety if I had that many on my TBR. I have maybe 40 or 50. I rarely, if ever, read them. Knowing that I seek out my next read on this blog & others’ recommendations, I’m in no hurry to add to my TBR list. Now… if the zombie apocalypse happens I’m screwed.

Amy March 17, 2017 at 3:07 PM

According to GR, 2819 for me.


Lisa Aiello March 17, 2017 at 3:25 PM

Hey Robin – I’d have one more to add to my TBR if you’d just buckle down and give me YOUR book that I’ve been looking forward to reading, instead of hanging out with the likes of Garth Brooks and Two Gritty or whatever the hell that rapper’s name was…just sayin!!!

Cheryl March 17, 2017 at 3:29 PM

I’m afraid to count my actual TBR. It’s deceiving because I have them broken down into different collections.

My name is Cheryl and I’m in denial that I’m a book addict!!!!

Ewww, I like the embarrassed emoji Amy!!

R. Renee March 17, 2017 at 3:43 PM

OMG Lisa. I just bust out laughing in an oddly quiet bar. Two Gritty!!! I heard that guy joined Glass Surface.

Amy March 17, 2017 at 3:55 PM

MichelleS…you wouldn’t be screwed, you would have all of us to share our thousands (literally) of books with you!!! :D

Cheryl…it’s cute, right? Bet ya thought I never blush. ;)

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 3:58 PM

I’m a shameful TBR list payer-attentioner. :|

Tessa March 17, 2017 at 3:58 PM

I’m with MichelleS. I’ve only 40-50 that I paid for in my TBR. Over a thousand if you count the freebies, but… they were free so I feel no guilt.

Ela March 17, 2017 at 3:59 PM

What about YOUR “O” AMY????? Haven’t been that good lately or vicer versa and are the BOMB??? Prey tell your secrets!

Lauren March 17, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Mr. President (White House Book 1) by Katy Evans JUST went on sale, $1.99, down from $4.99! Great deal!

Cheryl March 17, 2017 at 4:11 PM

Probably only in emoji Amy!!! ;)

bev March 17, 2017 at 4:53 PM
Maryse March 17, 2017 at 5:14 PM

LOL bev!

Is it Happy St. Patrick’s Day yet?

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 5:15 PM

OMG IT IS!!!! Oh NOOOOO I wanted to do an all green-book theme today. But still books we’d like ya know?


Tessa March 17, 2017 at 5:41 PM

Happy St. Pattys? :D I am dressed in a shirt with green clovers all over it. Little dude wouldn’t let me forget what today is.

MichelleS March 17, 2017 at 5:58 PM

You may be a hoarder, Amy. If there’s an apocalypse the internet will be down & you won’t be able to access cloud! I better go buy a solar generator just in case. And more reading glasses. What’s in your Zombie Apocalypse Reader’s Survival box?

Nay March 17, 2017 at 6:19 PM

GR TBR=2771 but I was just on there this morning deleting a bunch.

I have a crapload on there from 2012 when I starting amassing the over 500 pb’s I have on my bookshelves and from 2013 when I went click crazy when everyone and their brother started self-publishing. A ton of books that ended up having ratings like 3.25 out of 5 that I wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole now! I’m going to try to delete at least 1,000 of them.

Nay March 17, 2017 at 6:25 PM

Maryse–I asked this the other day, but it got covered up by the not-candy penises! lol

I was wondering if you’re reading Juniper Smoke? That was the one that I considered until I saw a review that mentioned a ‘lack of contractions’. If you’re reading it, are you finding it bothersome or even noticeable?? I really want to read it, but I canNOT handle robot-speak.

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 7:36 PM

Hey Nay!!

I actually don’t notice the lack of contractions at all, and that’s a pet peeve of mine when there’s an issue in the writing like that. All stuttered and robotic like, instead of free flowing.

So I dunno… but for me, I’m not having an issue with that.

Nay March 17, 2017 at 7:44 PM

Yay! Thanks, Maryse! Because I really want to read it!

Oh, and I just shelved this thriller on my TBR on GR. It’s up for preorder on Amazon and I didn’t see it on your list. Kind of pricey but sounds really good!

‘It’s Always the Husband’ by Michele Campbell

bev March 17, 2017 at 7:52 PM

That’s a cool idea Maryse. You could still do it. Or do a spring theme on Monday.

Hmm. Does this feel spring or summer ?


Maryse March 17, 2017 at 7:53 PM

ooooh NAY that one will be for me!!! :D

Tessa March 17, 2017 at 7:54 PM

Bev, they are wearing jeans in LA. It’s winter.

Maryse March 17, 2017 at 7:55 PM

Ohhhh cool video bev!! And yes, I think it would be fun to do a “springtime” book-cover theme (but still within our book-love).

bev March 17, 2017 at 8:02 PM

Lol, Tessa.

bev March 17, 2017 at 8:25 PM
Jan March 17, 2017 at 11:38 PM

Nay, I read Juniper Smoke a little while ago and I don’t remember anything unusual about the contractions (and I’m a bit of grammar Nazi, so…….) You’re aware it’s a CH, right? I did like the book actually, but after a while felt it dragged on a bit too long :-/ (It’s very long). I reviewed it on GR if you want a look, but it’s a bit spoilerish.

Am I the only one that doesn’t like the cover of Quarterback Sack? It puts me right off the book, actually. But hey, just to be balanced, I don’t like all of those muscled male torso covers either……

Nay March 18, 2017 at 3:08 AM

Thanks, Jan! I read your review up until it looked to get spoilerish. I’m a weirdo–I love books with an epic saga feel to them (which is ordinarily what I get when phrases like ‘can love survive the test of time’ are in the blurb combined with a long book), but I don’t *usually* enjoy slow burns. I know that probably makes zero sense, but it’s there’s just a slight difference in the feel of them for me. Would you consider Juniper Smoke either an epic saga and/or a slow burn?

I’m so behind in my reading right now that it’d probably be a few months before I tackle it, so in the meantime, maybe I’ll just keep watching the reviews and decide later!

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:04 AM

Jan, I find the cover a bit too overt for my tastes for sure. I mean, design-wise, it’s stunning and gorgeous, but the “image” presented is too much for me I suppose…

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:05 AM

Thank you Theresa!!!! :D

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Jan, that cover made me cringe. Yes, there are too many half-dressed male covers, but something about this cover seemed to overly objectify the woman-maybe because it’s a butt shot? Also, the cover has nothing to do with the book-the h is not like that at all!!

Dani March 18, 2017 at 9:19 AM

Hey Fabi, only just checked back in. It’s a completed series, I think there are 5 books in all, but the are only about 150 pages long and super bargain priced at around 99p each. I highly recommend. The books don’t end on a cliffhanger as such but leave you wanting more!! Everyone I have told about the series has read them in 2-3 days. Please give them ago. I’m pretty sure they are written by a well known author that has written them under a different name I just can’t work out who it is! Xx

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:20 AM

Bev, so funny. I loved 5 and 3 and I may have spent a little time looking up who Brock O’Hurn is!! ;)

Jean March 18, 2017 at 9:21 AM

Hey guys! What a crappy week for me! I was looking forward to my snow/reading day on Tuesday and what happens? A pipe under my kitchen sink breaks and water fills the entire cabinet and comes out all over my kitchen floor! Ugh! So much for reading that day! And to top it off, the book I did decide to read SUCKED! And since I never have DNF’d a book, I have suffered through it all week! It’s made me miserable! I swear the was NO EDITING done! And I hate having to slam a book because I feel bad for the author!

So, now, I MUST READ a definite great book! I’m thinking Cruel and Beautiful or Devil You Know. I think Devil You Know because like I said before I think it was written for me!

My TBR (owned books) is at about 1500. Yeah a lot were free and some go back to 2013 that I will probably never get to!

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:23 AM

Yay thank you Dani!!! I’m going to create a “reading order” post for it, with your recommendation. :D !!!

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 9:38 AM

Thanks Dani. It sounds great.

And thank you Maryse. That will be nice to have.

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 10:16 AM

Devil You Know a standalone in a series??

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 10:47 AM

You guys are going to LOVE “The Opposite of You” I JUST KNOW IT!!!!!!!!!!!

I can’t stop giggling and swooning and OMG this book is so fresh and fun, and perfect and HE IS INFURIATING and it’s so natural the way it’s all unfolding.

This is going to be 5 stars I KNOW IT. I am so thrilled I can’t stand it, and I’m just devouring it.

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 10:48 AM

It’s… playful but emotional too. Realistic. SO real.

bev March 18, 2017 at 10:58 AM

The Worth It cover has always turned me off.

Which one is that one, Maryse? Is it on Tuesday’s post?

Amy March 18, 2017 at 11:03 AM

Ooh! And it’s Rachel Higginson!!! :D I just read the blurb and it sounds like all kinds of FUN.

Amy March 18, 2017 at 11:22 AM

Oh Jean, that just flat out SUCKS! An awful mess and repair in your kitchen AND a crappy book?? You need candy apple martinis. Just tell me when and I’ll start making ‘em. *huge make-it-better hugs*

NAY! You’re deleting 1000 actual books (I swear that gave me hives) or just books from your GR shelves? My TBR is (like Jean) books I own, and I’ve talked about deleting some of them but just can’t do it when it comes down to it. Especially when I get reminded on here about the impending zombie apocalypse and how I’ll have that many less to read, LOL!

Speaking of the apocalypse…MichelleS, my ZARS box has lots of fuzzy socks, fluffy blankets, a blankie fort, and the solar-powered charger from And After for my iPad. And lots of Nutella and yummy stockpiled food and liquor for all of you guys for when you come and find me. Oh, and hubby’s big a$$ knife. ;)

MichelleS March 18, 2017 at 11:34 AM

I’m totally trekking your way, Amy, when the Apocalypse arrives. Will your hubby call me Fata, just for fun, please?

Dani March 18, 2017 at 11:44 AM

Thanx Maryse and Fabi for taking the time to read my post!!!! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did…..and if you hear of any similar book I would love to know. I love a good revenge story with a woman who kick ass!! Thank you xx

Amy March 18, 2017 at 11:48 AM

*giggle* Fata it is, MichelleS. But…how awful is it that when I think of the zombie apocalypse, I imagine all of us holed up in a big house with our books and iPads and Kindles but no hubby because the zombies got him??

I’m a horrible person. *snort*

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 12:09 PM

Amy, we’d be safer reading with him standing outside guarding with his big knife. ;-)

bev March 18, 2017 at 12:20 PM

This may be getting weird.

Amy March 18, 2017 at 12:26 PM

Fabi…probably, LOL!! I’d like to see us try and forage some food for ourselves once we ran out of our stockpile. :P

Amy March 18, 2017 at 12:27 PM

Weird is the norm ’round here, bev…you know this!!

bev March 18, 2017 at 12:30 PM

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell is on sale. :)

bev March 18, 2017 at 12:32 PM

But we have Fata, I’m sure she is a wonderful forager.

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 12:36 PM

The only foraging I know how to do is in my pantry. :-/

Jean March 18, 2017 at 12:45 PM

I’ll take that Martini now Amy!

I have to check out The Opposite of You Maryse! I need a 5 star read right now!

I’m getting Fangirl bev, been waiting for sale on that one!

Jean March 18, 2017 at 12:49 PM

Ha, I went to 1click Fangirl and already had it!

Jean March 18, 2017 at 12:55 PM

Ugh, The Opposite of You isn’t out yet! Not fair Maryse!

Leslie M March 18, 2017 at 3:10 PM

The Opposite of You sounds really good but I HATE that cover. Ick!

Amy March 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM

Fabi!! Lookie what I found for us, LOL!!!!

Amy March 18, 2017 at 4:24 PM

THOSE will be in my ZARS box. :P

Nay March 18, 2017 at 4:59 PM

Amy—no, no,no,no. I’m just deleting books from my GR ‘want to read’ shelf. I’ve never differentiated between ‘books I own’ and ‘books I want to read/own’ like you have on GR (btw, every time I see your GR shelf, I’m jealous that I didn’t keep up with it!) I’ve started keeping up with it better lately though.

I do have thousands of books sitting on my Amazon cloud that I’ve either bought or gotten for free (mainly gotten for free), so I’m covered in case of the zombie apocalypse! lol But I don’t have all of those marked on GR because I’ll never read the majority of them.

Jan March 18, 2017 at 5:00 PM

*snorts* Amy I nearly needed those undies right then when I clicked on your link and worked out what it was. I’m not trying to diss the unlucky people who really do need them. Just took me by surprise is all LOL….. Maybe we should should keep them handy for the zombie apocalypse when we’re all laughin’ inside with our books and martinis and the guys are out stabbing zombies.

Maryse thank you for that great word – ‘overt’. Yes, the cover of Quarterback Sack is too overt for me as well. Made me cringe. Interesting that it doesn’t reflect the book Cheryl. I guess it’s just an attention-grabbing gambit to attract buyers??

Nay – Juniper Smoke. To me it wasn’t exactly a saga. Just very long. (If that makes any sense??) Although I liked the storyline and the writer’s fresh voice, to me the book needed some serious editing/pruning. I guess it was kinda a slow-burn cos it did take a while for them to do the deed. So, yes and no. (Confused any?) I think it’s worth reading overall. It’s quite a different style from what we usually read.

MichelleS March 18, 2017 at 5:07 PM

Just looked at over of Quarterback Sack. GASP! No no no. If your audience is female readers how. I’d you put THAT on your cover? I’m supposed to be the girl in the book (like Maryse, it’s kinda “me” feeling her feelings). I don’t need that butt shot messing with my head. My female leads never look like that. Grumble grumble. Not reading it.

MichelleS March 18, 2017 at 5:08 PM

So preoccupied I didn’t even check my typos.

Nay March 18, 2017 at 5:19 PM

OMG, Amy. I can’t believe you mentioned Nutella! Soraya Naomi, the author I edit for, lives in the Netherlands where they have a big Ferrero factory/store, and last Christmas, she sent me a box filled with Dutch chocolates, including Ferrero Rocher in flavors I’d NEVER seen before. And the chocolate was SOOO much better than American chocolate, I’m telling your a HUGE difference.

So anyway, I was craving something chocolate when I got home from the hospital, and she mentioned Nutella being made by Ferrero (which I didn’t know) and asked if I’d ever made one of their microwavable mug LAVA cakes. O-M-G, she sent me a recipe, and you cook it in a mug for about a minute and it’s WONDERFUL! The recipe she uses is made with just 1 egg plus Nutella, but I ran out of eggs and found another one that has about 7 or 8 ingredients and it’s phenomenal! And it has the gooey Nutella ‘lava’ in the middle.

That is just so wild that you mentioned it since I’ve been going through a Nutella obsession the past week!

Nay March 18, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Dani–thanks for the rec. on that series! Did anyone mention that the first book (The Risk by S.T. Abby) is free on Amazon right now?? It’s regularly only $.99, but every little bit helps!

Jean–sorry to hear your reading day got screwed up! I used to never DNF books, but I finally decided that there were just too many out there to waste my time on one that was no good, especially if there’s crappy editing.

Nay March 18, 2017 at 5:32 PM

I feel like I’m one of the very few who haven’t read this, but ‘Crazy Good’
by Rachel Robinson is FREE (reg $3.99) on Amazon today.

Leslie M March 18, 2017 at 5:57 PM


Leslie M March 18, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Double gasp! That Quarterback Sack cover is awful times infinity!!! I won’t read that one either. *gags*

Leslie M March 18, 2017 at 6:02 PM

Amy, you know what I always do? Exercise my pelvic floor while wearing my undies with my BFF!

bev March 18, 2017 at 6:07 PM

Sounds heavenly, Nay. Nutella was the snack of choice on here for a long while.
We’ve spent a lot of time talking about Nutella and surviving an Apocalypse around here.
I can not remember how any of those discussions got started.

But now I need to make a junk food run. I’m not sure what I want exactly but feels like a junk food type day.

bev March 18, 2017 at 6:14 PM

I go back to this has gotten weird again.

Leslie M March 18, 2017 at 6:17 PM

Bev, how about some Cheetos? Hubs just came home with huge bag of ‘em.

bev March 18, 2017 at 6:24 PM

While we exercise?

Leslie M March 18, 2017 at 6:44 PM

Well yeah, we gotta work off the cheetos! Duh!

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 7:15 PM

Amy!!! bahahahabahaha

That’s priceless!!! OMG I have to pack some of those for the apocalypse for sure.

Hahahaha perfect find.

Traci B March 18, 2017 at 8:32 PM


Is anyone Reading Path of Destruction By Cara Dee? I’m 28% in and I still have no Idea where this book is going. I love when that happens. I feel like I need to chat haha

MichelleS March 18, 2017 at 8:40 PM

It’s been weird for years, Bev. Maybe it’s fake Bev? Real Bev wouldn’t think this was weird.

I want a Nutella lava cake! I just had Arby’s for dinner. All by my lonesome. Can finally read in peace! What to read?

bev March 18, 2017 at 8:59 PM

Oh my gosh, I’m real bev. Fake Bev just has good taste in westerns. Seriously read that book.

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:01 PM

Apocalypse or post-menopausal- I’ll be ordering some of those.

HATED that cover. I tried to look past it because I was really looking forward to reading a sports romance. The premise was ok but the writing was average and while it did get a little better it was definitely not a 5* read. Now I’m in a pissy mood and having trouble finding something that appeals to me.

Amy, pass me one of those candy apple martinis please!!

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:04 PM

Maryse, noticed The Opposite of You is book 1. Is it a series??

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:12 PM

Also, Maryse is that a typo- it says TOOY is 58 pages?

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Listen to how witty this book is.. this is just one of many lines and thoughts that just cracked me up (and I totally relate to her on EVERY level):

“His other hand held a cup of coffee just like mine. Except without creamer. Because apparently, he hated himself.” <—- LOL!!!!!

I always think that of those that drink their coffee black. Why do they want to hurt themselves that way??!!! And then SHE goes and thinks that.

This book is my perfect book so far.

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Witty, and awesome banter, and so normal and real and fun and emotional. I LOVE IT.

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:21 PM

I think it’s just a placeholder Cheryl… this book is a full length book for sure.

bev March 18, 2017 at 9:22 PM


She packed a lot into those 58 pages going by Maryse ‘ s reaction.
Maybe Maryse is getting into short stories.

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:22 PM

And if it’s a series, I have a feeling it will be about other characters (which are just as prominent and amazing in this book as the main characters). I ADORE EVERYONE!!!!!

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:23 PM

Dear book buds,

This book is why I read. :)

That’s all. <3

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:26 PM

That’s the kinda book I want to read NOW!!! *crying*

bev March 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM

Do you see what book teasing leads to?

Somebody hug Cheryl.

Except Amy or Fabi cause I’m pretty sure they peed.
In their pants.

Maryse March 18, 2017 at 9:32 PM

We need the Poise pads for ‘em again…. LOL!!

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:40 PM

Didn’t someone recommend the Acquisition series?

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 9:51 PM

I’ll take one of those special panties too. May have cried so hard I peed. ;)

Amy March 18, 2017 at 9:56 PM

I read Maryse’s excitement over TOOY and got excited myself.

I hugged Fabi.

Fabi hugged me back.

We hugged each other so tightly, we squeezed the pee out of each other.

Right into our new pee-pee panties.


What’re you gonna do?

Amy March 18, 2017 at 9:57 PM


Because they are just soooooo yummy.

*smacks lips*

One down, many more to go. Don’t y’all ditch me in here tonight. I’m buzzed and hubby-less and I need my ladies!!!!

Cheryl March 18, 2017 at 10:05 PM

I’ll take another martini. Thanks Amy!

I’m watching Iron Fists with my daughter. It’s a Marvel based Netflix new series. Funny thing one of the characters (albeit a crazy, junky homeless dude) said you have to pee in new shoes to get rid of the bad juju from previous wearers. Seems like a pee-themed night!!

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 10:13 PM

*steps out of the shower*

OK, now that I’m all spic n span again, can I have one of those candy apple martinis? God, that sounds so good!!!

Amy March 18, 2017 at 10:46 PM


They ARE good!!

Peeing in shoes before wearing them?!? Fitting for tonight’s conversation but ewwwwww!! Although…were it not for the special panties we *would* have pee in our shoes. *snort*

*rips off Fabi’s towel and runs away laughing*

bev March 18, 2017 at 10:54 PM


*stares at Fabi’s right ear*

Jan March 18, 2017 at 11:01 PM

Um. *stares at Fabi’s right ear*

That galdang Amy. Sheesh.

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 11:02 PM

What’s wrong with my right ear? :-/

Amy March 18, 2017 at 11:09 PM

They’re avoiding looking at your nekkidness!!!

*holds up Fabi’s towel*

Grey March 18, 2017 at 11:15 PM

Piss pals? Do you remember that movie with Adam Sandler?

Hi all! *waves* I’ve returned and missed all the fun it seems! My daughter just finished her musical with drama club and it was so good… I’m a proud mama…a tired one, but so proud. Anyway, I haven’t had time to read in days, can you believe that nonsense?!? And missing fun here, unacceptable!

Fabi March 18, 2017 at 11:43 PM

I thought I felt a breeze. Give me back my towel before I catch a cold.

Why am I always the nekkid one? *covers right ear*

Ela March 19, 2017 at 7:23 AM


Fabi March 19, 2017 at 9:14 AM

Just FYI

After You is on sale for $4.99 and
Three Wishes is on sale for 2.99

Cheryl March 19, 2017 at 11:05 AM

I think I’m going to start The Acquisition series. Something different and it’s KU and already on my tbr. It’s bugging me that I think someone here recommended it. Otherwise, I may just go paint some more in my dining room or go with my daughter to see Beauty and the Beast or go for a run…

bev March 19, 2017 at 1:07 PM

Silence Fallen by Patricia Briggs, so much fun. Perfect weekend read. :)

Tessa March 19, 2017 at 1:24 PM

I can’t tell you who recommended Acquisition, but someone did.

OOooh, thank you Bev. I’ll… get it next month? *sighs* Stupid game. I already beat it.

Courtney March 19, 2017 at 2:21 PM

Loving and can’t put down Devil You Know! So good!

Courtney March 19, 2017 at 2:22 PM

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

Fabi March 19, 2017 at 2:29 PM

I was just glancing at Silence Fallen. :-) I have to figure out if it’s part of a series. Considering its Patricia Briggs, it probably is.

Maria March 19, 2017 at 2:53 PM

Hello Maryse!
I was wondering if you knew any books like The Silver Swan and Paper Princess? Im in the mood for reading angsty high school books like those.


Tessa March 19, 2017 at 3:26 PM

Fabi, it’s the Mercy Thompson series. :D

Maria, Bully by Penelope Douglas
Fear Me by BB Reid
Fallen Crest High by Tijan

OMG, Grey, help. I’m drawing a blank.

Tessa March 19, 2017 at 3:27 PM

Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

bev March 19, 2017 at 3:45 PM

Thought I’d hop right back into Etched in Bone, but not what I want right now. I’m not ready to say goodbye either.

Grey March 19, 2017 at 3:54 PM

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas.
Bully by Penelope Douglas
definitely Fallen Crest by Tijan
Broken & Screwed by Tijan
Tangled by Em Wolf

Maria March 19, 2017 at 4:04 PM

Already read everything Penelope Douglas and Fallen Crest High!! Is there really no other book as intense as those? :(

Btw, The Silver Swan is AMAZING and very, very captivating… couldn’t stop reading and went to sleep very late!!

Tessa March 19, 2017 at 4:06 PM

Nero by Sarah Brianne
Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

Tessa March 19, 2017 at 4:09 PM

And the issue is, I think, that they are so intense, yet teenagers, some authors don’t want to touch them.

It should be called High School NA dark books. Lol Maybe with a label, more people will write them.

Maria March 19, 2017 at 4:31 PM

Lol!! High school NA dark romance sounds like a genre…
I guess it fits…

Yeah, it’s not everyday that you see a teenager doing all sorts of dark, kinky stuff

Tessa March 19, 2017 at 5:10 PM

Right? So when it’s found, it’s pretty much gold. :D

bev March 20, 2017 at 7:27 AM

Happy first day of spring!

For some reason I have decided to go with a scifi but it looks fun so we will see…..

Fabi March 20, 2017 at 8:25 AM

Which sci-fi are you reading?

I’m reading a YA Dystopian called The Testing. I’m not finished yet, but I’m thinking it’s going to easily be as good as The Hunger Games and Divergent.

Ela March 20, 2017 at 8:29 AM

Happy SPRING!!!!!!!!!!

bev March 20, 2017 at 8:52 AM

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers.

Not a hard core scifi but seems fun.

Tasha J March 20, 2017 at 9:56 AM

Karin Slaughter’s Pretty Girls is on sale for 1.99 today. One of my favorite thrillers!! I finished Mystery at Maplemead Castle last night and loved it, maybe more than the 1st and I absolutely loved that one too. The sexual tension in this one is palpable, and the mystery was fantastic. I’m looking forward to the next chapter in this series!
1st day of spring here is a stormy/rainy day. Which, I usually love but I have to run around all day and that’s no fun. And this day started out bad so hoping it goes up from here. We still haven’t fully recovered from a crap ear infection a month ago and now we have to start up a third antibiotic and 2 more sets of drops, a hearing test and another possible suction attempt. It feels never ending at this point and it’s super pricey. I’ll probably stick with library books for a while. ;) Also seems the other child has started another round of a cold. Lovely. Thinking I’m going to start The Assasin’s Blade today.

Maryse March 20, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Oooooh TASHA good find!!! Thank you!

Maryse March 20, 2017 at 11:01 AM

YAY Courtney!!!!!! :D Maybe I’ll start it next.

Maryse March 20, 2017 at 11:03 AM

LOL!!! I too, wondered… what’s wrong with Fabi’s ear?


Here she was nekkid and people were all focused on her ear. And then I was all…. Ohhhhhhhhhh!!! But only after you guys made it clear. :P

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