Friday Finds & Reader Recommendations – September 21st 2018

by Maryse on September 21, 2018 · 56 comments

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<— BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! Karina Halle’s A Nordic King: A Standalone Romance JUST WENT LIVE TOO & IT’S A FORBIDDEN ROMANCE!!! :D !!!

Happy Friday my friends!!! It’s another big “Friday Finds” list (and freaking fantastic if I do say so myself!!) that I will continue adding to, throughout the day, so keep checking back. :D

Oh and!!! I forgot to play “Three Things” last week, so let’s play today, shall we?

  1. I almost just LOST MY MIND seeing a brand new Taylor Jenkins Reid story (Evidence of the Affair) that just went live!!! That was better than coffee as a “pick me up”!!
  2. I just reviewed a book that is not at all my norm, and yet it has everything to do with love.
  3. I’m also reading two books at the same time (“The Simple Wild: A Novel” <— almost done and I’m loving it!! and “No Tomorrow” <— it already made my jaw drop and I’m still in the first quarter – so sweeeeet and SO DIRTY!!), and will likely have TWO more reviews this weekend. :D
BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!!!! And one more thing: OMG LOOKIT WHAT’S COMING NEXT BY COLLEEN HOOVER!!! Verity <— PSYCH THRILLERand it sounds AMAZING & it’s up for preorder! :D !!!! He’s hired to help finish an injured best-selling author’s books…

“Lowen arrives at the Crawford home, ready to sort through years of Verity’s notes and outlines, hoping to find enough material to get her started. What Lowen doesn’t expect to uncover in the chaotic office is an unfinished autobiography Verity never intended for anyone to read.
Page after page of bone-chilling admissions, including Verity’s recollection of what really happened the day her daughter died. …”

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND :D !!

  • Stealing Sawyer (The Perfect Game Series) by Samantha Christy <— LIVE!! BASEBALL STAR & HIS FAKE GIRLFRIEND ALERT!! P.S. It can be read as a standalone. :D “...We made the arrangements. We agreed to a contract. It’s iron clad. No sex. No love. No future. What could possibly go wrong?
  • A Nordic King: A Standalone Romance nay Karina Halle <— KARINA HALLE’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE!!! AND IT’S A FORBIDDEN ROMANCE!!A widowed father of two little girls. The beautiful nanny he’s hired to raise them. A forbidden romance unlike any other. A Nordic King is the newest standalone royal romance from the New York Times Bestselling author of The Pact and The Swedish Prince.”
  • Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid <—- OMG OMG OMG!!! A NEW ONE BY TAYLOR JENKIS REID??????? *thud* “The repercussions of an illicit affair unfold in this short story by bestselling author Taylor Jenkins Reid.” MINE MINE MINE!!!
  • Marriage Material by Alexa Riley <— ALEXA RILEY ALERT!! SINGLE DAD WITH A TWIST!!! ;) *giggle* You’ll see. “…When she meets the new stranger in town who is in desperate need of a nanny, things couldn’t be more perfect. Their two worlds collide and it’s love at first sight. Can they stick together while the outside world tries to break them apart?”
  • Austin by Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette <— ILLEGAL STREET RACER ALERT!! And we are celebrating with a signed book giveaway & an exclusive excerpt!! Just comment on the blog post to enter. :D ” “…I accidentally cause one false start, and now I’m being pulled into a guy’s car—who everyone only knows as Falcon—before an illegal street race. He may not want anyone to truly know who he is, but he’s met his match. Game on, Falcon.”
  • Bunt (Minnesota Moose Book 1) by J.C. Thompson
  • Finding His Mark (Stealth Ops Book 1) by Brittney Sahin
  • Power Games by May Sage
  • Thrown Upon the World: A True Story by George Kolber <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE NOVEL IN WAR TIMES!! Ellen found is this one!
Ellen: I have gotten into a very unlikely romance novel. Based in WWII, and on a true story. 2 Families fleeing the war and finding love in the process against all the tragedy that was WWII. It’s very good. Thrown Upon The World by George Kolber, thrownupontheworld.com for the book site. I didn’t think it was going to be as good as it is, well worth it.
  • Wicked Wedding: A Wicked Horse Vegas Novel (Left at the Altar Book 4) by Sawyer Bennett <— LIVE!! SAWYER BENNETT ALERT!!! STRANGERS HITCHED IN VEGAS ;) “…Andrew Collings has seen a lot of things living in Vegas. Hell, he’s done a lot of things. But one thing he’s never witnessed is a beautiful brunette, hitchhiking her way into the city, wearing a wedding dress. Until now, that is. Brynne Adams is running away from a broken heart. She expected a lot of things from her wedding day but finding photos of her fiancé and maid of honor and best man in a compromising position wasn’t one of them. She most certainly never imagined that she’d end up marrying the handsome stranger that rescued her from the side of the road that day…”
  • Rumors: Allison & Zane by Rachael Brownell <— LIVE!!! “…Maybe that’s why I’m attracted to Zane. He’s irritating to the point I want to strangle him. He refuses to apologize for being himself. He’s rude and brash and so damn sexy. The moment I saw him I knew he was trouble. When he laid the challenge on the table, I should have run…”
  • Dane’s Storm by Mia Sheridan <— PLANE CRASH AND THEY ARE STRANDED TOGETHER… I’M DYING TO READ THIS and Linda has feedback!!
Linda: I just finished Dane’s Storm and need to bask in all the feels from such an amazing read!!
  • Lies We Tell Ourselves by Amy Mateo <— LIVE!! AND OH MY THIS SOUNDS LIKE A LOVE TRIANGLE THAT WILL TEAR OUR HEARTS OUT!! HE LOVES THEM BOTH… “...Micah Leven loves Presley. She’s the girl who’s always been there to help, the one who knows all the ugly things about him and makes him believe he can be a better man, the one who will never leave because she’s promised over and over. But he also loves Mara. Mara is his ideal. She’s the dream he conjured up as a boy and never wavered from. She’s beautiful, ambitious, driven, a fellow newscaster at his Atlanta station, and the perfect asset for the life he’s always wanted…”
  • Every Day I Loved You: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Coming Home Book 1) by Robin Edwards
  • Bonded by Accident: A Kindred Tales Novel (Brides of the Kindred) by Evangeline Anderson <— EVANGELINE ANDERSON ALERT!! My sister is losing her mind over this blurb jolt!
Johanne: OMG OMG OMG !!! I am only at number 9 of the Brides of the Kindred series… but the blurb of the last one got me so tempted !!!!! I’ll need to read the next dozen sooooon !!! ha ha ha
  • Hollywood Redemption: A Hollywood Romance (Fairlane Series Book 1) by Harlow Layne <— SINGLE MOM & THE HOLLYWOOD ACTOR ALERT!! “…Luke was a Hollywood actor on the rise, whose work ruled his life until a chance encounter. He’s nothing like the egotistical, selfish Hollywood type. Now Luke must convince the woman who has his heart to give him a shot. They were from two very different worlds – collided by fate and pushed apart by distance, crazy fans, paparazzi, and exes…”
  • Keeping Him (Bishop Brothers Book 4) by Kennedy Fox
  • Scorchin’ (The Hot Boys Series Book 2) by Olivia Rush <— LIVE!! SINGLE FATHER FIREFIGHTER ALERT!! YEP! That title and cover go together!! ;) Scorchin’ is right!! “…I try to keep it physical, my career allowing no time for romance, but I soon learn there’s more than meets the eye with Stone. He’s not just one of New City’s finest fireman, he’s a loving single father. Now, he’s ready to tear down my professional boundaries, to take what he wants. Soon I’m dangerously close to my story, and only Stone can protect me…”
  • Control: A Dark Mafia Captive Romance (Cherish Series Book 2) by Olivia Ryann <— LIVE!! DARK READ ALERT!! “…The shackles around my wrists mean only one thing. He owns me now. With his dark glares and barked orders, he is dangerous. He is my tormentor, my captor, a threat to my very existence. Not to be toyed with. Even if my frightened mind whispers maybe…”
  • Rise of The Witch: Circus of Shifters Reverse Harem (The Phoenix’s Ashes Book 1) by Rebecca Ethington
  • Crossroads by Brooke Parker <— LIVE!! HER EX’S BROTHER... “…I’m still sitting on the broken promises from a half-drunk teenage boy. When Dylan abruptly leaves my life and our plans behind, I’m left devastated. Born and raised in a small town, I’m the one facing embarrassment as I try to move on while the gossip and judgment linger. Even my best friend struggles to save me from my despair. After a few chance run-ins with Levi, I’m starting to smile again. I shouldn’t be looking at him the way I do, but it’s getting harder to deny what I’m feeling when he’s near. Being the older brother of my ex-boyfriend, Levi is the one person I could never be with…”
  • The Blue Line Duet by Meghan Quinn <— Cheryl loved this one!

Cheryl: Leslie I loved the “Upside” duet by Meghan Quinn. It totally surprised me because she’s usually the author I go to if I want an over the top rom com. This one was a well-written angsty book duet with the “feels.”

Leslie M: I’m only at 38% and have already teared up few times. :( I think its going to be super hurty. I have pretzel tummy…not sure why as I don’t even know spoilers.

  • Blade (Archer’s Creek Book 3) by Gemma Weir <— SHE HATES HIM & HE WON’T LET HER LEAVE… “…I walked away from my life to save myself. I’ve moved on, but never forward. I don’t want to look back; all I want is my sister and to get the hell out of Archer’s Creek – but he won’t let me. Always there, he refuses to let my secrets stay hidden. He’s not my type: old, opinionated, and dangerous – I hate him. Except when he touches me; then I don’t hate him at all...”
  • The Untamed Duke (The Taming Series Book 2) by April Moran
  • Kick by Ali Dean <— ROCK STAR ROMANCE JUST WENT LIVE!! I love this cover, and title… …and let me titillate you with a bit of a blurb jolt… ;) “…I think I might be addicted to falling in love. When rising rock star Jack Kingston comes to play on our college campus, I think he’ll be just another fix. Instead, he flips everything around and makes me question who I am, what I want, and why I do what I do. After he leaves, everything changes...”
  • Center of Gravity by K.K. Allen <– SHE’S IN HOLLYWOOD TO BE A DANCER… “…Everything was going according to plan–until I was literally shoved into the arms of the one man who could make or break my career. Come to find out, it wasn’t my career I had to worry about. It was my heart…”
  • Of Sunlight and Stardust by Christina Lee  & Riley Hart <— LIVE!! M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! “…Recently out of prison, Cole Lachlan has little to his name. Homeless, broke, and without many options as a felon, Cole heads to Red Bluff with hopes of a second chance. There he meets Tanner, whose loneliness mirrors his own, and soon Cole is trading room and board for rebuilding the burned-out barn on Tanner’s property that hasn’t been touched in seventy years. Turns out, the barn holds more secrets than either of them could have imagined...”
                        

 

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  1. Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter <— Leslie M LOVED IT!!
Leslie M: I just finished an audiobook I really liked!! :) *happy dance* Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter I needed something to perk me up and this was great! Excellent narration, hilarious dialogue, lot’s of sexual tension and an adorable baby goat! 4 **** Also, I think after checking out the author’s Instagram, I might need to be her new BFF.

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

  1. Runaway Girl by Tessa Bailey – September 24th 2018
  2. Once Upon A Sure Thing by Lauren Blakely - September 24th 2018
  3. Strong: A Stage Dive Novella by Kylie Scott – September 25th 2018
  4. Hot Winter Nights: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis - September 25th 2018
  5. Hidden (A Requisition Force Novel) by Rebecca Zanetti - September 25th 2018
  6. Perversion (Perversion Trilogy Book 1) by T.M. Frazier – September 25th 2018
  7. Hour of Darkness: A Hunter Legacy Novel (Midnight Breed Hunter Legacy Book 2) by Lara Adrian – September 25th 2018
  8. The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan - September 25th 2018
  9. The Triangle by J.A. Huss – September 25th 2018
  10. Faking It by K. Bromberg – AUDIOBOOK ONLY – September 25th 2018
  11. Dirty Rich Betrayal (Dirty Rich Book 4) by Lisa Renee Jones – September 26th 2018
  12. and…
  13. Cards of Love: The Moon (New Camelot Book 4) by Sierra Simone – October 5th 2018
  14. Once Upon A Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely – October 8th 2018
  15. Fall (VIP Book 3) by Kristen Callahan – October 23rd 2018
  16. Secrets (Web of Sin) by Aleatha Romig – October 30th 2018
              

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Grey September 21, 2018 at 6:03 AM

*throws buckets of Friday glitter* woohoo! I made it!

Nay September 21, 2018 at 7:00 AM

Good morning! Happy Friday!

3 things:
1) I’m having a MAJOR book hangover from No Tomorrow. I have no idea what to read next–nothing I look at seems like it will measure up!
2) I’m going to be moving boxes today–half of my house is still on my (covered) front porch from when we got our wood floors because I haven’t wanted to move it back in and clutter things up.
3) Our high school is having an impromptu casual reunion tomorrow that includes 8 years of graduating classes, and I’m going. That means every guy I ever dated in high school might be there. Eep!

Leslie M September 21, 2018 at 7:18 AM

*does Friday happy dance in Grey’s glitter*

On coffee # 2 and just had a pumpkin biscotti. *happy sigh* Life is good!

Kind of busy weekend ahead. Birthday party tonight, anniversary party tomorrow and apple picking Sunday. Hopefully I will have time to read book 2 of Blue Line duet. I am DYING to know what happens. We need spoiler tags so I can talk about it. *hint, hint to Maryse*

Dani September 21, 2018 at 7:46 AM

C M Owens adrenaline rush is out on the 22nd!!!!

Tasha J September 21, 2018 at 8:21 AM

1. I also am excited about Alessandra Torre’s new book! Selling point for me was short story. Quicky, perfect little stories are what I need. ;)

2. I love September. I love fall. I love doing fall things and it’s almost over and I feel like I haven’t gotten to do enough of those fun fall things Bc we’ve been too overly busy!! My daughter’s got 2 sports running together right now that each practice twice a week (not to mention games and upcoming meets) and my son’s now got 1 and in preschool and my hubby’s got 1 and there’s this challenging baby attached to me and all the doc. appts. and I just want it to be over and slow down at the same time! *deep breath*

3. There’s this book I’m dying to read- The Lingering by SJI Holliday- and it’s available for preorder on Amazon UK for September 30. But, on Amazon US, there’s nothing. No preorder or release date or anything and it’s driving me crazy Bc I don’t know if it will be here by the 30th too. Or at all. And I need it! I wanna be scared. A little.

Tasha J September 21, 2018 at 8:27 AM

Oh, question! What’s a good idea for a 9year old girl for a birthday gift? Not a girly girl (no nail polish or make up or Barbie dolls) and doesn’t much play with toys now a days. I thought about redoing her room with some fresh paint and maybe a new bead spread and reupholstering her little chair, but is this exciting? I dk. And I’m ordering a temporary red hair dye cuz that’ll be fun. But…I dk. It’s hard the older they get. And she has plenty of clothes so that’s a no.

Grey September 21, 2018 at 8:35 AM

What about new pens and pretty journals and stuff, Tasha? Does she like to color or doodle? Movie tickets? Books?

I’m starting No Tomorrow right now. It’s been a week and I am excited to finally get to it. *sigh* I’ve missed you guys!

bev September 21, 2018 at 8:37 AM

1. I love October. Love fall. Hate September. Seriously, wake me when September ends.

2. I really need coffee. Really. Really. Really. Need. Coffee.

3. Want to do extra well at work today, so wish me well.

Tasha, maybe if you let her choose the colors and fabric?

Leslie M September 21, 2018 at 8:45 AM

Tasha, we did the room re-do as a gift for my son and he loved it. Maybe you can wrap a bunch of paint samples and let her pick color? We also got giant letters to hang on wall. You can either do initials or spell out her name?! Maybe a cool clock, lava lamp/disco ball type thing, fun pillows/throw blanket, etc.

Kathy P. September 21, 2018 at 9:26 AM

My daughter is not a girly girl either! We just re-did my 12 year old daughters room for her birthday. Out with the nursery purple and pinks and in with blue. She wanted a beach theme and she loves it. I picked out a couple of art works from HomeGoods and wrapped them up so she had something to open. I think we got my daughter a chrome book when she was around 9 or 10 as she and her friends liked to write stories together and could do it together on the Google Drive. Tasha, happy birthday to your daughter!

R. Renee September 21, 2018 at 9:44 AM

1. The Browns won last night!!!!!!!!!
2. My crush on Baker Mayfield has grown exponentially.
3. Today I’m supposed to put my H through the ringer…which should be difficult considering I’m so happyyyyy!! “Alexa, play something depressing.”

Tasha J September 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Thanks for the ideas ladies! She’s wanted a room in our team colors since we’ve moved in and I made a beach theme, which I adore. It’s got all kinds of goodies on the walls that my Mom picked up from FL, but it was my choice and not hers so I think I’ll give in and do something she wants. Blue and gold though…ugh. Pintrest isn’t inspiring me. I think I need to make a special trip to Bed Bath and Beyond! I haven’t been in one in years. And it’s like, and hour + away. It could be date night! Hahaha
And I love the idea of the notebook and pens. She likes those smelly ones and I’ll see if I can find some funky cool journals.

Tasha J September 21, 2018 at 11:37 AM

And now I’ve fallen down the Etsy rabbit hole. I found this cool shop that makes me want to start a journal. Ever heard of a smash book? It sounds cooler than scrapbooking, I think. Easier. So, I liked the saying Destroy Me, Smash Me, Ruin Me, Wreck Me. Sounds dramatic enough it makes me think of our books. Probably not to a kid though. ;) And then I’m scrolling and the poem, “roses are red, violets are blue, I hate rhyming, *bleep*” lol! I burst out laughing at some of these. https://www.etsy.com/shop/JournalingJane/items

Jenn September 21, 2018 at 2:53 PM

1. Getting ready to leave work to go home and finish “No Tomorrow” tonight :(

2. LIke Maryse super excited about new “Taylor Jenkins Reid” book. This author’s writing is in a league of it’s own. KU; short story-1 clicked and I think I can get this read this weekend. :) along with my #3 below…

3. One of my GR reading buddies has already recommended Karina Halle’s new one to me “A Nordic King” and it’s on KU. *1clicked* I think that just maybe my next read. She stated I will laugh, smile, swooonnn, YES Please….

bev September 21, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Maybe she will compromise. Blue and goldenrod? Lol.

They have a wreck it journal for kids and it does sound fun.
https://www.google.com/search?q=wreck+it+journal&oq=wreck+it+jo&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0l3.4716j0j7&client=ms-android-uscellular-us&sourceid=chrome-mobile&ie=UTF-8

Tasha J September 21, 2018 at 3:17 PM

Oh, I’m diggin’ that one too, Bev! What’s the difference between gold and goldenrod?

Robyn September 21, 2018 at 3:25 PM

I’m reading No Tomorrow and holy heck what am I reading?! I just started and that scene under the bridge….whoa! Lots of questions running through my mind on that. This is going to be like a trainwreck that I can’t get off of, I can just tell. YAY!!

bev September 21, 2018 at 3:52 PM

Maybe not much of a difference. I think of gold …..like the jewelry or lame or shiny and goldenrod as autumnal.

https://www.google.com/search?safe=strict&client=ms-android-uscellular-us&ei=yFmlW96vIOO70PEP-NyB-AU&ins=false&q=goldenrod+color&oq=goldenrod+colo&gs_l=mobile-gws-wiz-serp.1.0.0j0i20i263j0l3.9911.11021..12224…0.0..0.359.1309.0j1j2j2……0….1………0i71j35i39j46i20i263j0i67j46i131.aUSxLHY2f28

Maryse September 21, 2018 at 4:55 PM

Right Robyn???!!! RIIIIIIGHT?!!!!! *gasp*!!!

Nay September 21, 2018 at 5:19 PM

Yes, Robin–Yay!!!

How far are you, Maryse? Grey?
Did you finish, Jenn?

I read Evidence of the Affair. It was a decent short read. Got me one book less behind on my reading for the year. I’m scared to start anything else because I know it won’t be as good as No Tomorrow.

Jan September 21, 2018 at 5:30 PM

1. It’s school holidays. Yay!
2. I’m in a bit of a reading funk. Boo. Nothing really grabbing me except a non-fiction biography I’m liking about an amazing Australian pioneer woman’s life. Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World. Reminds you how good we have got it these days. Puts it into perspective.
3. I’m on holidays for two weeks. Yay! *plays in Grey’s glitter buckets*

Nay September 21, 2018 at 6:02 PM

Ooh, good for you, Jan!

Cheryl September 21, 2018 at 8:38 PM

Happy Friday!!! Lots of good sounding choices today Maryse’s and a lot of them are KU!

1. Going tomorrow with my daughter for another college visit.
2. Deep cleaned my walk in shower last weekend and haven’t found the time to seal the marble and re- caulk. What a mess.
3. Forcing myself to continue reading No Tomorrow. So far I am not invested in the MC’s. Just all kinds of f*cked up.

*** Maryse I tried to post this using my laptop and have been getting a not secure message and connection is not private.***

Nay September 21, 2018 at 8:52 PM

I was just going to say the same thing. It says that your certificate expired yesterday, Maryse.

Cheryl September 21, 2018 at 9:16 PM

Ok still reading No Tomorrow. Think I have a pretty good idea about Blue.

Nay September 21, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Cheryl–you may be surprised! I was surprised more than once.

Jan September 22, 2018 at 1:12 AM

ooh Cheryl the same thing happened to me (about the privacy certificate thingy). I had just updated my browser and thought it was that, but maybe it’s this site.

Grey September 22, 2018 at 5:52 AM

I just got the security thing too… I just started No Tomorrow last night. I wasted an inordinate amount of time looking for an official playlist and goofing around with R. last night, so I have only read the first chapter. Woke up this am and have a scratchy throat… So it is a perfect day to do nothing but read.

JulieO September 22, 2018 at 5:57 AM

What new Alessandra Torre new book? Haven’t heard about. She’s one of my favorites.

Cheryl September 22, 2018 at 6:07 AM

Speaking of Alessandra Torre, reading No Tomorrow has me thinking of one of her books.

Nay September 22, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Which one, Cheryl??

Jenn September 22, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Good Morning All-
I finished “No Tomorrow” I’m sad because I never wanted it to end. To say I’m emotionally exhausted is an understatement! It was utterly gut wrenching and so beautifully imperfect. It was not an easy journey reading this but so so worth it.

Jenn September 22, 2018 at 12:30 PM

Nay-Just saw your post on whether I finished “ No Tomorrow” I just posted without reading any comments see my previous post. I am so glad I read that and I have you to thank because honestly I have never read a book by her before so it definitely would not have been on my book radar to read. I read this at the most perfect time in my life! I’m still coming down and digesting the emotional highs and lows.

Jenn September 22, 2018 at 12:34 PM

It’s a lazy day here; just got home from work and it’s cool and cloudy so perfect day to snuggle with my fur babies and get my heart in another book. Think I will start with A Nordic King

Tasha J September 22, 2018 at 5:34 PM

FINALLY! I’m in. I’ve been blocked for over a day from this site and it felt like I was lost and couldn’t find Home. This page has become a comfort for me. YOU CANT EVER LEAVE US MARYSE, I NEEED YOU. lol (really, though ;) )

Leslie M September 22, 2018 at 5:42 PM

I was getting super twitchy that I couldn’t get on here!

Don’t ever break up with us Maryse!!! We can’t take it.

bev September 22, 2018 at 5:44 PM

Everyone is so distressed.

You know what’s healing?

A hot bowl of ramen and a kdrama.

Jan September 22, 2018 at 6:01 PM

Ha ha ha. Yes. We need our Maryse fix! Don’t ever leave us, Maryse!

*goes to the cupboard to see whether I’ve got any ramen noodles*

bev September 22, 2018 at 6:12 PM

What kind if shows do you like Jan?

bev September 22, 2018 at 6:36 PM

Hyun Bin is back in a drama this winter. I know that doesn’t mean anything to many of you but he was in 2 if the first group of dramas I watched. So, Yay. And I like the lead actress. She was adorable in the most ridiculous, but fun drama.

Tasha J September 22, 2018 at 6:38 PM

I asked SJI Holliday about The Lingering and she answered that it will, in fact, be available here Sept. 30 on kindle as well, paperback not till next year. And there should be a preorder and she’ll let her publisher know. So, in 8 days this is what I’m reading. Who wants to get scared with me? It’s one of those things that should not be done alone.

bev September 22, 2018 at 6:46 PM

Speaking of nicknames in that ridiculous drama the hero’s nickname for her is pig rabbit. He then makes her one.

https://78.media.tumblr.com/cf0a05f6b8bb69a4f400a088ff13d7e7/tumblr_muo9mqQHmi1suaiuvo2_250.gif

Leslie M September 22, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Ok, so I am WICKED bummed. I did not like The Downside of Love. :( I can’t say much as it would be spoiler, but it’s not what I was expecting.

Grey September 22, 2018 at 7:30 PM

Finished No Tomorrow…now onto Dirty Headlines by LJ Shen that I know was released a couple weeks ago. I needneed and enemies to lovers… I may have to.ramp right straight into a bully if this doesn’t cure me.

Jenn September 22, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Leslie-bummer-I hate when that happens especially when you loved the first book so much! I’m reading A Nordic King right now; 20% in and loving it!

Leslie M September 22, 2018 at 7:53 PM

Jenn, maybe I need to try A Nordic King?!? I do love Karina Halle.

Jenn September 23, 2018 at 6:31 AM

Leslie, yes give it a go-I think you will like it!

Tasha J September 23, 2018 at 8:33 AM

The Ice Beneath Her by Camilla Grebe is on sale for 1.99. I really liked this one.

Cheryl September 23, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Had yummy noodles at the college open house went to yesterday. I would go to that college for the food!

Still reading No Tomorrow. Makes me think of a few books I’ve read; one (I can’t think of the name but will look for it) the h has a rollercoaster relationship with a rock star and it progresses like I think this one is going to; Rainfall and Black Lies. Hope to finish reading it today while traveling to visit family. Still mixed feelings about this book and the most upset I’ve been is about Acorn.

Cheryl September 23, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Oh by the way Leslie, I am so enjoying Hoopla. Have listened to a couple books so far. The one I’m listening to now, Wildcat, the male narrator sounds like Matthew McConaughey!

Cheryl September 23, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Think I’m thinking of the Torn Duet by Mia Kayla.

Leslie M September 23, 2018 at 10:14 AM

Yay Cheryl! I read (well, listened) to that one and liked the narration too.

Jan September 23, 2018 at 6:51 PM

bev I like a decent detective series such as Bosch. I don’t like them too gruesome though. Sometimes these shows linger too much on the gruesome crimes or the bodies. Gross. No! Just gimme me more of the mystery and crime solving please. I *want* to watch Game of Thrones but I’ve heard there’s lots of violence so I’m holding off on that one for now.

I love a good costume drama. Loved Versailles – can’t wait for series 3 to come out. I’ve just started watching War and Peace. Good so far (I’ve only watched 1 ep so far lol)

I also really enjoyed Longmire – one of the few shows hubs and I BOTH like and could watch together. We watched the WHOLE series.

I have to admit, I haven’t watched much kdarama. Not that I don’t want to, just haven’t yet. I’ll get there. Not sure whether I’ll like it or not. Where are those ramen noodles when you need them?

Jan September 23, 2018 at 6:51 PM

Oops. *kdrama

bev September 23, 2018 at 9:18 PM

GoT has extreme violence. It’s great though as are the books if you like fantasy.
I still need to watch the last season of Longmire.
There are some costume kdramas. I haven’t delved into them yet. Though one I’m watching, and loving, takes place in the past and future….so a bit costume. The hero is so great, both lead characters actually, but he uses his wits and intelligence to win. It’s seriously attractive and he knows it, lol.

Jan September 23, 2018 at 10:28 PM

The last season of Longmire wasn’t as good as the early seasons.

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