Latest Paranormal & Contemporary Romance Book Releases – July 26th 2016

by Maryse on July 26, 2016 · 187 comments

in Latest Book Releases

HOLY MOLY there’re over a 100+ new book releases today, so of course, I tried to help y’all out by highlighting a bunch below AND making my own mini blurb-jolt list. Although if you find one that I have’t highlighted, or one that I have, and that you are loving, let me know!! We love the feedback on the “tried-and-trues” :D

BLURB-JOLT LIST: Okay the ones that make me antsy to read ‘em? OF COURSE Broken Prince (gotta get some cliffhanger relief, and I loved the first book… has that awesome old-school new adult feel) Illusion Town (sci-fi that sounds SO GOOD… they both wake up married but don’t remember it, and don’t even know each other), Valley of the Moon (’cause Claudia loved it, and she and I have very similar book tastes – she loves the intense, epic love story type books), Truly Madly Guilty (I LOVE this author, and this one explores three “seemingly happy” families that end up all getting together for a barbecue one night and… “Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?” <— YIKES!!!!!!! Sounds SO much right up my alley I can’t even contain my excitement!!), We Are All Made of Stars (says for those of us that loved Me Before You… her husband just came back from being deployed, he’s emotionally withdrawn, and she works in a hospice…) and No Breaking My Heart (sounds so sweet and fun… he’s a pro Baseball player that meets her on a goofy gameshow that they lose, but they take off together on a fun, impromptu trip..). Oh yes… my heart is already swelling with the possibilities.

*sigh* And those aren’t the only ones. Quite a few look awesome (those are the extras I highlighted below), AND I have about three more I want to read badly, but I have to read the book #1s, first. Like… Tapping the Billionaire, and that J.R. Ward series up there to the left, and the latest release from Julianna Keyes.

P.S. ➔ Follow me (and Pimmie AND Hobbit – my sweet puppies – yep, I have a new addition!) on Instagram? That would be SO cool!!! :D

P.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!)

Now… take a look at all of the goodies we found (and I’ll keep adding as I find more):


For those going on a road trip soon, or maybe you’ve got some projects that require both hands this weekend but still allows you to “listen”… check out the free audible trial + 2 free audiobooks deal —>

  • AND! Here’s the fun-tool again! —> Find out which of YOUR Kindle books are available as audiobooks at a BARGAIN-PRICE! <— This thing is so cool (Amazon calls it “Matchmaker“)! It’s an Amazon feature, that scans your Kindle books and will list all of the ones you have that are also available as an audiobook at a discounted price (not normal audiobook prices). This way, you can switch back and forth, seamlessly between your ebooks and your audiobooks. VERY COOL!
  1. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty
  2. Where the Wild Things Bite by Molly Harper
  3. The Angels’ Share: A Bourbon Kings Novel by J.R. Ward
  4. Illusion Town by Jayne Castle
  5. Swept Away by Robyn Carr
  6. Fatal Identity: Book Ten of the Fatal Series by Marie Force
  7. Imprudence by Gail Carriger
  8. Reaper: Boston Underworld, Book 2 by Ashleigh Zavarelli
  9. Going Down Easy by Carly Phillips
  10. Just Kiss Me by Rachel Gibson
  11. Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster
  12. Diablo Lake: Moonstruck by Lauren Dane


BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS  (NOTE: 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!):

Jean: Maryse, you seriously need to read these when you’re up for romantic comedy! Even the short novella, Tapping Her, was a great love story with a very unexpected love connection! You’ll never guess! Lol!
Lisa: I finished Sugar Daddy and really enjoyed it….the prologue will be a bit much for some but its a good story and loooved the H…if you liked Manwhore you’ll love this.
  • Touch the Sky (Free Fall Book 1) by Christina Lee <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT! super-bargain priced!!
  • Everything I Left Unsaid: A Novel by M. O’Keefe <— SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED ’cause #3 is coming out in just a couple of weeks!
  • Professor: A First Time Novel by Madison Faye <— STUDENT TEACHER ALERT! SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED, too! “She’s the girl from my freshman lecture – my perfect, straight-A pupil and the one I shouldn’t even be looking at much less having these kind of thoughts about. No woman has ever made me feel this way…
  • Lady and the Champ by Katherine Lace <— SINGLE FATHER FOOTBALL STAR ALERT! “He’s my obnoxious patient. I hate him. I want him. But we’re forced together as he’s recovering from a season-ending injury. Rejecting him should be easy. I shouldn’t want to date a client, but my heart melts when I see him with his baby daughter…” (and it’s super-bargain priced!)
  • Act Like It by Lucy Parker <— FAMOUS ACTOR ALERT and Cheryl enjoyed it! “Finished Act Like It. Enjoyable, light-hearted read. Just what I needed for a vacation read. Thanks Bev!!”
  • The Devil in Winter (The Wallflowers, Book 3) by Lisa Kleypas <— LISA KLEYPAS SUPER-BARGAIN ALERT! bev found us these!! “Landline & Devil in Winter are on sale. Both are excellent.”

Lori: Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas is a great book! It was amazing when I first read it years ago, and was still great when I read it a couple months ago. I love the whole Wallflower series.

  •  Landline: A Novel by Rainbow Rowell <— MARITAL STRIFE (and a unique take on how to fix it…) and it’s on sale right now!

Robyn: Ooooooo……I just got Landline! I read the blurb on Amazon and got that tingly feeling. Talking to her hubby in the past to save their relationship in the,present…I’m all over that!

bev: …It is a good read especially if you like the married couples books.




  1. City of Demons by Richelle Mead
  2. Where the Wild Things Bite (Half-Moon Hollow Series) by Molly Harper
  3. Mage Slave (The Enslaved Chronicles Book 1) by R. K. Thorne
  4. The Charmed Bracelet: Love Stories Linked Through Time
  5. In Loving Memory by Winona Kent
  6. Starrella Falls (Secret Supers Book 2) by Aurora Springer
  7. Bearliest Catch (Grizzly Cove Book 6) by Bianca D’Arc
  8. Dragon Fever: A Dark Kings Novella by Donna Grant
  9. Wasteland King (Gallow and Ragged Book 3) by Lilith Saintcrow
  10. Illusion Town (Illusion Town Novel, An) by Jayne Castle <— SCI-FI/THEY WAKE UP MARRIED BUT DON’T REMEMBER ANYTHING… “Hannah West isn’t the first woman to wake up in Illusion Town married to a man she barely knows, but she has no memory of the ceremony at all. For that matter, neither does Elias Coppersmith, her new husband. All either can remember is that they were on the run…”
  11. Her Black Tiger (Alaskan Tigers Book 11) by Marissa Dobson
  12. Fractured Jewel: A Starstruck Novella by Brenda Hiatt
  13. Wickedly Twisted: Fairy Tales for Adults
  14. Dragon in the Blood (Vale of Stars Book 2) by Juliette Cross
  15. Copper Veins (Copper Legacy) by Jennifer Allis Provost
  16. The Untamed Pet (Alien Slave Masters Book 3) by Samantha Cayto
  17. Nightingale Girl by M. R. Pritchard
  18. Snakes in the Garden by Victoria Roberts
  19. Waking Eden (The Eden Series Book 3) by Rhenna Morgan
  20. Pirate Nemesis (Telepathic Space Pirates Book 1) by Carysa Locke
  21. Wind and Fire (Gathering of the Storms Book 1) by T.J. Michaels
  22. Red Alert: a paranormal romance (STORM Book 1) by L.M. Connolly
  23. Hunt Her (Vamp Hunters Book 1) by Elle Q. Sabine
  24. Remedy (A Red Plague Novella) (Red Plague Trilogy Book 4) by Anna Abner
  25. Fight the Tide: Shifter Gay Romance (Kick at the Darkness Book 2) by Keira Andrews <— Fabi reminds us of this one!

Fabi: “Don’t forget Fight the Tide: (Kick at the Darkness Book 2) by Keira Andrews which was set for release today but we got it a couple days early. (I love early gifts). The first book in this series, Kick at the Darkness: Shifter Gay Romance was one of my favorite books last year. It is a crazy apocalyptic zombie ride (run?).  :-)

  1. Valley of the Moon: A Novel by Melanie Gideon <— TIME TRAVEL/MAGIC & CLAUDIA LOVED IT ALERT!!

Claudia: “Hi guys, I wanted recommend a book that I totally loved!!! If you like time travel and a little bit of magic, you are going to loved it!! Valley of the Moon by Melanie Gideon.”




  1. The Angels’ Share: A Bourbon Kings Novel (The Bourbon Kings) by J.R. Ward <— J.R. WARD ALERT!!! BOOK #2 (weatlthy and famous bourbon making-family alert!!)
  2. Truly Madly Guilty by Liane Moriarty <— MARITAL DISCORD/ THREE SEEMINGLY “HAPPY” FAMILIES BUT THIS SOUNDS CRAZY & I LOVE THIS AUTHOR ALERT!! “Sam and Clementine have a wonderful, albeit, busy life: they have two little girls, Sam has just started a new dream job and Clementine, a cellist, is busy preparing for the audition of a lifetime. If there’s anything they can count on, it’s each other. Clementine and Erika are each other’s oldest friends. A single look between them can convey an entire conversation. But theirs is a complicated relationship, so when Erika mentions a last minute invitation to a barbecue with her neighbors, Tiffany and Vid, Clementine and Sam don’t hesitate. Having Tiffany and Vid’s larger than life personalities there will be a welcome respite. Two months later, it won’t stop raining, and Clementine and Sam can’t stop asking themselves the question: What if we hadn’t gone?” <— OMG… I gotta know!!!!
  3. Don’t Tempt Me by Lori Foster
  4. Perfect Rage (Unyielding Book 3) by Nashoda Rose <— NASHODA ROSE ALERT! Must be read in order…
  5. Broken Prince: A Novel (The Royals Book 2) by Erin Watt <— PAPER PRINCESS SEQUEL!! POOR GIRL LIVING WITH RICH FAMILY ANGST ALERT! And hopefully, some serious relief from that last cliffhanger. ;)*oomph!!!* I can’t wait to find out what THAT was all about (and here’s my review of “Paper Princess” – book #1)
  6. Brutal Obsession (The Safeguard Series, Book One) by Kennedy Layne
  7. Leopold, Part Two: A Royal Heartbreakers Romance by Renna Peak & Ember Casey
  8. Repressed (Deadly Secrets) by Elisabeth Naughton
  9. Ultimate Courage (True Heroes) by Piper J. Drake
  10. Waking Up with a Billionaire (The Overnight Billionaires) by Katie Lane
  11. Banking the Billionaire (Bad Boy Billionaires Book 2) by Max Monroe <— MAX MONROE SURPRISE!!!I know a ton of you here loved book #1 like crazy, so here’s some more! “Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words. 
    Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.” and DG LOVED book #1! “No but seriously…I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book! Funny does not describe it just.downright.HILARIOUS. And smexy. Loaded with hotness, tons of laughs, witty banter and smex. Benadryl and this book are 4EVER linked in my mind. Can’t wait to meet the other two billionaires in this series by the oh so mysterious Max Monroe!” (P.S. here’s the series reading order)
  12. To Have and to Hold (Wedding Belles Book 1) by Lauren Layne
  13. Shift (Hot Rides) by Sidney Bristol
  14. Mr. Right by J. S. Cooper <— HE’S GOT A SECRET THAT COULD RUIN EVERYTHING ALERT!!He was the one man I wasn’t supposed to want. The one man I wasn’t supposed to have. The one man that could never possibly be my Mr. Right. However he’s the one man I can’t get out of my mind. He’s the one man that’s going to change everything. Only he has a secret that’s bigger than everything else. He has a secret that could ruin everything.
  15. Almost Forever: An Austin Heroes Novel by Kathy Clark
  16. The Secret Ways of Perfume by Cristina Caboni
  17. What’s Left Of Me (The Firebird Trilogy Book 2) by Jennifer Loring
  18. Trophy Life by Elli Lewis
  19. Sweet Surprises (A Home Sweet Home Novel) by Shirlee Mccoy
  20. Amazed (Tempted Book 3) by Heather Doltrice
  21. Dirty Work by Chelle Bliss & Brenda Rothert <— THEY ARE RUNNING AGAINST EACH OTHER FOR SENATE ALERT! “Yeah, the guy’s so conservative he leans to the right when walking. And lucky me, I’m running against him for Senate. But I’ve got plenty of fight in me…”
  22. Just Kiss Me by Rachel Gibson
  23. Same Time Next Summer by Holly Jacobs
  24. Perfectly Toxic (The Sterling Shore Series Book 9) by C.M. Owens <— STARTING NEW LIFE... “New life. New job. New home. New goals… I vowed to make drastic changes and to never fall back into old habits. But then Ethan Noles showed up and blew all my good intentions to hell…” Can be read as a standalone.
  25. The Real Soccer Moms of Beaver County by Magan Vernon & HJ Bellus
  26. We Are All Made of Stars: A Novel by Rowan Coleman <— HER MILITARY HUSBAND IS EMOTIONALLY TORTURED & SHE WORKS AT HOSPICE…The hospice at night is another world, where the dying receive closure by creating the letters that Stella helps them write. The pages are filled with love and humor, sometimes regret, and, occasionally, even instructions for a perplexed husband on how to run appliances. There’s one rule: The letters are mailed only after the patient has passed. Suddenly Stella is faced with a dilemma: A woman under her care, Grace, has written a confession to the son she abandoned many years before. The letter clearly needs to be read before Grace dies. But if Stella mails it now, she breaks the rule—and risks tampering not only with Grace’s wishes but also with fate…
  27. Cowgirl Fever (Novak Springs Book 1) by Dawn Brower
  28. Eternal Flame (Eteranl Flame Book 1) by Sofia Giselle
  29. Kai (A Dark Assassins Novel Book One) by Valerie Ullmer
  30. Sex, Love, and Technicalities by Aila Stephens
  31. Don’t Let Go: A Hope Novel by Jaci Burton <— PASTRY SHOP OWNER MEETS BAD BOY BROODING BIKER ALERT! “Pastry shop owner Megan Lee is drawn to quiet, brooding Brady. Their connection is undeniable, and it quickly develops from physical attraction into something much stronger. But with Brady putting up barriers, Megan is afraid to truly open her heart…”
  32. Once Upon a Wine by Beth Kendrick
  33. Defending Jagger (Search & Seek Book 1) by Amanda Mackey
  34. Wicked Mafia Prince: A dark mafia romance (Dangerous Royals Book 2) by Annika Martin <— MAFIA PRINCE THAT KILLED THE LOVE OF HIS LIFE... “…you betrayed our mafiya family—the only family we ever knew. Grief-stricken, I did the honor killing. Quick and vicious. Your heart no longer beating. Mine ripped to shreds. When I discovered you were innocent, I was destroyed. Now, years later—somehow, impossibly—there you are, alive. The nun who prays and never shows her face…” (can be read as a standalone!)
  35. Hell Breaks Loose: A Devil’s Rock Novel by Sophie Jordan
  36. Whitefern (The Audrina Series Book 2) by V.C. Andrews <— V.C. ANDREWS ALERT!! “The long-awaited sequel to My Sweet Audrina, one of V.C. Andrews’s strangest, most beloved books—and now a Lifetime movie! Whitefern swallowed Audrina’s childhood—and now the sprawling Victorian mansion threatens her adult life too…
  37. Scorch (The MacKenzie Family Book 17) by Liliana Hart
  38. You Will Know Me: A Novel by Megan Abbott
  39. Just Can’t Let Go (The Crystal Series) by Mary B. Morrison
  40. Dirty For Me (Motor City Royals) by Jackie Ashenden <— BAD BOY UNDERGROUND FIGHTER ALERT! “Born into a family whose wealth grew from the seedy world of big-time crime, he ran away as a teenager and made a home for himself on the streets of Detroit. By day, the mechanic works at a local garage. But by night, he throws down with the best of them in Detroit’s gritty underground fighting scene…”
  41. All Tyed Up by Julia Harlow
  42. Degrees Of Distortion (Distortion Series Book 1) by Aimee Mcneil
  43. Two (Count to Ten Book 2) by Jane Blythe
  44. Here and Now by Cheryl Etchison
  45. For Whom The Heart Longs by Hans Adiling
  46. Spectacular Rascal: A Sexy Flirty Dirty Standalone Romance by Lili Valente <— THE BAD BOY THAT TEACHES YOUR EX A LESSON ALERT!As the resident bad boy of Magnificent Bastard Consulting, I’ve got what it takes to make sure your dangerous dick of an ex thinks twice before he knocks on your door again. Or I thought I did, until I meet my latest client…
  47. Long Road Home (River’s Bend Book 2) by JoAnn Ross
  48. Toast and Char (Bourbon Springs Book 8) by Jennifer Bramseth
  49. Playing Hardball, Part 2 (A Baseball Romance Serial) (Playing Hardball (A Baseball Romance Serial)) by Sharon Cummin
  50. Red Hot Sizzle (14 All-New Delicious Romance Books by Best-Selling Authors about Alpha Males, Billionaires, Cowboys, and More for Your Summer Reading) (Red Hot Boxed Sets)
  51. Sociopath’s Revenge by V.F. Mason
  52. Forbidden Fling (Wildwood Book 1) by Skye Jordan
  53. The Concubine: Unexpected Circumstances Book 5 by Shay Savage <— SHAY SAVAGE ALERT!!! (not a standalone)
  54. Dating A Pro: Book Seven of the Never Too Late Series by Donna McDonald
  55. Margherita’s Notebook: A Novel of Temptation by Elisabetta Flumeri & Gabriella Giacometti
  56. The Good Fight (Time Served Book 3) by Julianna Keyes <— LIVE!!! HE’S A THUG FROM CAMDEN… (this is the 3rd installment in the series) “She doesn’t have time for a thug from Camden. But she keeps coming back…” (here’s the Time Served Series Reading Order)
  57. BURN (The Duplicity Duet Book 2) by Elisabeth Grace
  58. The Writer’s Desire (Exploring Desire Book 2) by Katie Devoe
  59. Wedding Bell Blues (The Lizzie Hart Mysteries Book 5) by Caroline Fardig
  60. No Second Chances by Marissa Farrar <— BAD BOY BROKE HER HEART ALERT!The last thing I need is Cole showing up on my doorstep because nothing has changed—with his prison tattoos and don’t-screw-with-me edge, Cole Devonport still means trouble…
  61. Magnolia Moonlight (Secrets of the South Mysteries Book 3) by Mary Ellis
  62. Understudy (Bright Lights Billionaire Book 3) by Ali Parker
  63. Confessions of a Wedding Planner (Bliss Series Book 1) by Michelle Jo Quinn
  64. Rannigan’s Redemption: Complete Collection by Pandora Spocks
  65. Meat by Opal Carew <— HER ONE NIGHT STAND IS HER BOSS ALERT! “I ran into Rex Keene—literally—when I was trying to catch my flight and his muscled, tattooed arms stopped my fall. Then our flight gets canceled, and we’re stranded in the same hotel room together…it ended up being the steamiest night of my life…”
  66. Love & Grace
  67. Fighting Blind by C.M. Seabrook
  68. Fetching Sweetness: A Novel for Dog Lovers (Love Unleashed Book 2) by Dana Mentink
  69. Love Blooms on Main Street: The Briar Creek Series by Olivia Miles
  70. METTLE: A Spartan Riders Novel by J.C. Valentine <— BIKER BOOK ALERT! SHE WANTS HIM BUT… “the only loyalty he has is to his club. So when a night with a beautiful stranger threatens to change everything, he’s quick to apply the brakes…”
  71. Not Over Yet (Hot Under Her Collar Book 2) by Amber Belldene
  72. Eight-Second Ride (Willow Bay Stables Book 2) by Anne Jolin
  73. Always Our Love: (Small Town Georgia Romances Book 8) by Tawdra Kandle
  74. Betrayed (Soldiers of Darkness MC Book 2) by Michelle Betham
  75. Unbreakable Hope (Wild Crush) by Sami Lee
  76. No Breaking My Heart (Barefoot William Beach) by Kate Angell <— FAMOUS BASEBALL PLAYER MEETS HER ON A GAMESHOW ALERT! They end up losing but… ”Alyn is stunned when gorgeous, generous Halo whisks her off for a dream vacation to the beach–she’s been let down by friends and even family so many times, she’s lost count. Later, he offers to lend a hand getting her vintage shop up and running…
  77. Unwanted Fate by A. Gorman
  78. Chasing What’s Already Gone (Second Chances Book 1) by Michael Ross
  79. Truth & Lies: A Queen City Justice Novel by Elizabeth Bemis
  80. Fearless (Rescue Squad) by Kimberly Kincaid
  81. Returning Home (The Call of Home Book 2) by Alexa Milne <— M/M ROMANCE
  82. A Weekend Affair: The Best Way to Get Over One Man is to Get on Top of Another by Noelle Vella
  83. The Deacons of Bourbon Street Series 4-Book Bundle: Make You Burn, Fire Me Up, Hold Me Down, Strip You Bare by Megan Crane, Rachael Johns, Jackie Ashenden, Maisey Yates



PREORDERS (next few days & next week’s!!! :D )

  • One by Jewel E Ann - July 28th 2016 <— Marina found it for us saying:

“One by Jewel E. Ann comes out July 28!!! It is a standalone which involves a couple secondary characters from the Jack and Jill series. It’s recommended to read the Jack and Jill series (End of Day, Middle of Knight and Dawn of Forever) first because One has some spoilers. So here goes… Maryse you MUST read the Jack and Jill Series!!!!!! It’s so good!!!!”



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Fabi July 26, 2016 at 1:01 PM

Don’t forget Fight the Tide: (Kick at the Darkness Book 2) by Keira Andrews which was set for release today but we got it a couple days early. (I love early gifts). The first book in this series, Kick at the Darkness was one of my favorite books last year. It is a crazy apocalyptic zombie ride (run?). :-)

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 1:04 PM

You have a new puppy?! OMG Congrats :-)

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 1:44 PM

I do Fabi! Actually she’s 6 years old (I just adopted her a few weeks ago) and she’s the “twin” of my Pimmie. :D

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 1:45 PM

Oh YAY Fabi I’m adding it now!! :D

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 2:08 PM

That’s really sweet about Hobbit. Now Pimmie has a friend.

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 2:20 PM

She is SO happy Fabi. They get along great! Little partners in crime. I’m so lucky!!!! :D

R. Renee July 26, 2016 at 2:49 PM

I’m really getting excited for the new CoHo! My friend in LA is getting that one and Renee Carlino’s new one signed for me next month for my B-day! I wish I lived in LA. That’s where all the cool stuff happens.

DG July 26, 2016 at 3:29 PM

OMG…Wicked Mafia Prince is calling my name…LOUDLY. I mean have you read the blurb?!?!? Can’t wait to see how this pans out….

Jean July 26, 2016 at 3:39 PM

Seriously?!?! This list is daunting! Lol!

OK Maryse, you are the guinea pig for Truly Madly Guilty!!! It’s too pricey for me right now!

Awww Pimmie and Hobbit….so great Maryse!

Amy July 26, 2016 at 4:10 PM

DUDE!! This list!

Right off the bat, Truly Madly Guilty (Jean…her books are great!) and Mr. Right are automatic clicks. I see about ten other ones I want, but I’m trying to be good. *snort* Riiiiiiiight, we’ll see how long that lasts. :P

Sarah Davey July 26, 2016 at 4:10 PM

I released my debut novel July 21st. The Night He Saved Me by Sarah Stevens.

Amy July 26, 2016 at 4:12 PM

Congrats on the new addition to your family, Maryse!!! :D

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:14 PM

AMY!!!! What are you reading right now?

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:14 PM

It IS pricey… *sigh* but I want to read it, Jean. The drama I am already conjuring in my mind…

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:15 PM

DG that one does sound crazy!!!

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:16 PM

Yay R!!!! I’ve never been to LA… yeah and cool stuff like earthquakes. :/

Or are we talking Louisiana? LOL!

R. Renee July 26, 2016 at 4:18 PM

Los Angeles LOL. She got me Taylor Jenkins Reid last month. I guess I shouldn’t complain…since I can’t go, I don’t have to stand in line! ;)

Congrats on the pup!

DG July 26, 2016 at 4:31 PM

Or Lower Alabama….

DG July 26, 2016 at 4:32 PM

Maryse…did you get another new pup besides Hobbit????

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:39 PM

Nope, DG… ;) I think our girls just noticed the Hobbit-news. :P

Lemme post a pic of her…

R. Renee July 26, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Yep. I didn’t know! I must have missed it!

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:41 PM
Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:44 PM

UPS GUY now leaves TWO bones!!!

Mini-video (look at Pimmie my bone-hog). LOL!

R. Renee July 26, 2016 at 4:44 PM

Cute!! I love the toothy one!

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:45 PM

Thank you R!!!! :D She’s a goof and she’s one of those dogs that does that weird smiley-grin when she’s happy to see you.

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 4:46 PM

You take great pictures Maryse!

I can’t believe your UPS guy leaves treats for your dogs. wow Is he cute?

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 4:48 PM

“that weird smiley-grin when she’s happy to see you”

I didn’t know other dogs did that! My brother has a dog that does that – a big dog, so it’s a little ummm – gives you pause if you’re not familiar with it. But he really is just so happy to see you he can’t stop grinning like a human. :-/

Amy July 26, 2016 at 4:50 PM

Maryse…I just finished the JA Dark Elements prequel (Bittersweet Love) and planned on jumping into the next book, but Truly Madly Guilty is REALLY calling to me right now…

Whatcha thinking of starting? How does TMG sound to you? Nosy minds want to know. ;)

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:58 PM

Fabi he kind of is! I mean… in a bald (I think on purpose), seemingly fit, 40-something guy in brown shorts kind of way. LOL!

Amy July 26, 2016 at 4:59 PM

OMG those pictures and videos…adorable!

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 4:59 PM

Fabi!! That’s exactly what she does. She grins when she’s happy-shy (’cause I’m talking to her in a sweet mommy voice) and the more I do it, that bigger and crazier her grin gets…

and I know she’s being cute, ’cause she immediately rolls over for me to rub her belly (while still grinning – even if she’s upside down). LOL!!!!

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 5:01 PM

Amy that one is calling me, but I too, find that price kind of steep. I’m going to go through my TBR list and see if I’ve promised anyone one on there first (*ahem* I already hear marina screaming Jack & Jill)

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 5:04 PM

Oh yeah and the reason her name is Hobbit (the vet & rescue center named her) is because she doesn’t have much use of her right front leg.

It was broken at some point and didn’t heal correctly… my poor baby. But as you see in the videos, she runs and jumps like it’s nothing.

Cheryl July 26, 2016 at 5:08 PM

Fabi and Jean have you read the novella(1.5) Tapping Her? Do I need to read this before reading BtB?

Loved the cover and the blurb for We Are Made of Stars, BUT $13.99!!! And Truly, Madly, Guilty sounds interesting but another pricey one. Had to laugh at the title, Meat.

bev July 26, 2016 at 6:09 PM

Maryse, Rawhide=western=Sawbones.

bev July 26, 2016 at 6:12 PM

Lol, I’m reading these comments backwards and thought Maryse was describing her husband. I had questions. Like how come Maryse doesn’t know if he is really bald or if it’s just his style.
And why does he only wear brown shorts?
Now I see.

Cheryl July 26, 2016 at 6:16 PM

Oh and congrats Maryse on Hobbit. So cute!!

bev July 26, 2016 at 6:18 PM

Congrats. They are adorable. Pim knew those bones were going to be there, didn’t she? Lol.

MichelleS July 26, 2016 at 6:20 PM

Yay! Puppy pics! So cute. I’m a dog nut. I’m getting a new puppy next week. He’s almost ready to leave his mamma. Another Havanese. Wanted a playmate for my other dog. Hope they get along like yours seem to.

Going to go check out “the list” now.

Jean July 26, 2016 at 6:25 PM

Amy, I’ve read a couple of TJR’s books. They are great and so memorable! You and Maryse read it first and then maybe I will splurge!

Amy July 26, 2016 at 6:30 PM

Maryse…Jack and Jill was good from what I remember, I just wasn’t in the right mood for it. But I’ll be the guinea pig for TMG for you guys. :D

Jean, I was referring to Liane Moriarty’s books…I’ve read a couple and they were really good! I still need to read The Husband’s Secret though.

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 6:31 PM

Cheryl I haven’t read the novella. Jean, have you?

Maryse… Wolfsong. I don’t think you’ll bite your lip over it. In fact, you may or may not need a small box of Kleenex and a large box of chocolates.

btw…super awwwww on UPSman

R. Renee July 26, 2016 at 6:32 PM

What TJR book haven’t you guys read?

R. Renee July 26, 2016 at 6:32 PM

oh…never mind. I read slow lol.

Cheryl July 26, 2016 at 6:55 PM

Fabi, are you going to read it first or just start BtB?

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 6:59 PM

Both Lisa and Jean say we should read the novella first. But that’s going to put me back another day or so on starting BtB.

Cheryl July 26, 2016 at 7:04 PM

Fabi, same for me. Starting the novella now.

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 7:05 PM

Im reading the novella to TtB now. Not sure yet if its essential for BtB… has a few ‘setting the scence’ moments for Cassie and Thatcher the MCs of Banking. But mostly the honeymoon of Georgia and Kline so far.

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 7:06 PM

Its super short. An hour or so reading at most.

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 7:07 PM

Great feedback Lisa. Thank you.

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 7:08 PM

Maryse your new puppy looks so happy to be part of your family. We adopted our boy Jake earlier this year and now we want to get him a puppy to keep him company.

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 7:10 PM
Fabi July 26, 2016 at 7:12 PM

awwww Hi Jake :-) Blue heeler?

Jan July 26, 2016 at 7:20 PM

Hey, cute puppies today :-)

Another wonderful list, Maryse. I would never find all these new books on my own. I heart this blog. *gives happy, heartfelt sigh*

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 7:21 PM

Yes! We’ve always had heelers. Our last one Beau was 16 and a half we hen he died and it broke our hearts. Took us a while before we could even think about another dog.

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM

I love heelers. He’s a beauty!

I know how hard it is to lose a pet whose been with us for so many years. ;-(

Cheryl July 26, 2016 at 7:25 PM

Awww Jake is adorable too.

I’m almost convinced one of the Max Monroe authors is Emma Chase. The crude humor could be Meghan Quinn too.

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 7:27 PM

I wonder how Ela is doing? I hope she’s recovering day by day. That was a monster surgery she had.

Grey July 26, 2016 at 8:47 PM

Yay we are buddy reading BtB!!! I agree read the novella first. Cassie and Thatch are a complete riot. Max Monroe… As a writing duo, you two, whomever you are, your comedic chops are just genius!

bev July 26, 2016 at 8:59 PM

I dnf’d the first book, Tapping the Billionaire. It is always a bit odd to not like a book that a whole group of you loved. Same as it is to love a book that a whole group of you dont, lol.

Jan July 26, 2016 at 9:03 PM

Bev, I dnf’d tapping the billionaire, too.

bev July 26, 2016 at 9:10 PM

Just not my type of humor for the most part. But I’m envious. It’s fun to be excited as a group for a book, and to look forward to it with such anticipation.
Well, I thought I was in a BR of BP but no one, *cough* Tessa *cough* is talking, lol.
Oh, well. I’m kind of glued to the tv for next hour anyway.:)

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 9:22 PM

Jan and Bev…Im sorry TtB didnt tick your boxes. I thoroughly enjoyed it but….and at risk of exposing my delicate sensibilities…I struggle with the amount of f#$king language :)
…especially from Cassie. It is crude and rough.

Ive wondered if Max Monroe is actually Christina Lauren but Emma Chase sounds even closer. Although I don’t love Emma Chases heros much, they’re no where near as sweet as Kline.

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 9:28 PM

Jan and bev, I dnf’d it too (for now)… but the way these guys are laughing so hard over it, I think I need to try again…

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 9:28 PM

I LOVE your dog Lisa!!! Gah those eyes!!!!!!

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 9:28 PM

I had another MinPin (pixel) and she died at 15… she was my first and I loved her like crazy.

Maryse July 26, 2016 at 9:30 PM

My absolute pleasure, you guys!!! <3

Fabi July 26, 2016 at 10:42 PM

That happened to me recently with a book I was listening to. I think it was Demon Bound? I’d tried it several months ago but couldn’t get into it. Because everyone here loves it so much, I put it in my GBL (go back later) pile instead of straight into dnf. So, I tried it again a couple of weeks ago and not only did I finish it, I ended up 5 starring it.

Moods moods and more moods. So often it really isn’t the book at all.

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 10:50 PM

So right you are Fabi. Sometimes its just timing. If Ive just finished a ‘blow your socks off’ really well written five star book I struggle with anything too light and fluffy. But if Im heart sick and battered after a angst fest I NEED light and fluffy. All in tbe timing.

bev July 26, 2016 at 11:02 PM

Finished. And yes it is another soapy soapy cliff hanger.

Jan July 26, 2016 at 11:05 PM

Yeah I’ve kind of forgotten why I dnf’d TtB. Maybe it was a mood thing? I do like humorous books. (hey, I’m not a total grinch) But I’m not a fan of overuse of swearing. It has to be in context, and gratuitous swearing esp from female characs doesn’t float my boat. Maybe it was that putting me off? Anyhoo, perhaps I should give it a second go. There’s so much luv out there for it.
And I don’t think it’s Christina Lauren. Their writing is better quality IMO. Ow! *ducks under a veritable barrage of peanuts*

Lisa July 26, 2016 at 11:26 PM

Mmmmm. Ok. Lets rule Christina Lauren out then.

What about Ms Torres?? Her h’s can be pretty damn feisty. And smart mouthed.

bev July 26, 2016 at 11:35 PM

Tara Sivec?

DG July 26, 2016 at 11:52 PM
Tessa July 27, 2016 at 1:07 AM

awww Loving all the puppy pics. I swear, puppy pile is needed. :D

Bev, uh… done. *hides face* I literally got it on Sunday night, and read until I fell asleep. Then, first thing the next morning I finished it. Yes, it ends in another CH; Sorry!

Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 4:35 AM

I don’t think it’s Alessandra Torres for the same reason Jan says she doesn’t think it’s Christina Lauren. I don’t remember wanting to dnf TtB but I have thought about dnf the novella, Tapping her. I think it is because of the writing’s over-the-top crude humor. That’s what made me think of Meghan Quinn, but I agree it could be Tara Sivec, Bev and the male pov reminds me of Emma Chase’s Tangled. I also keep thinking I’ve read a book that had involved the Maverick’s Football team and think Georgia’s new boss Wes was in it and that’s a clue to who one of the author’s is.

Lisa July 27, 2016 at 5:13 AM

I cant see the puppy…it doesnt load for some reason.

OK Mavericks. I’m looking thru my sports themed books to see if its familiar.

Lisa July 27, 2016 at 5:23 AM

Bella Andre and Jennifer Skully have a series called The Maverick Billionaires???

Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 5:58 AM

Ok, I’m warming up to the novella. Started out a little shaky, but has had many LOL moments involving Walter the cat. Just have to take it as a somewhat tongue-in-cheek read.

bev July 27, 2016 at 7:18 AM

Deborah Anastasia & Zapata both do that type of humor too.
Yet, I’m assuming it is two with recognizable names when maybe not.

Lisa July 27, 2016 at 7:33 AM

I just figured they would be recognizable otherwise why bother with the secret squirrel pseudonym?

Fabi July 27, 2016 at 7:37 AM

I won’t be able to start it until Friday. :-( You guys will likely be done by then.

DG your pic didn’t show up at all for me.

bev July 27, 2016 at 8:35 AM

Tessa, no apologies. Just curious as to what you thought about it?

Ela July 27, 2016 at 8:36 AM

I’m still alive Fabi and crew but in pain. Overall feeling poopie! Pain meds are running out, I can’t seem to get comfy and I don’t see the light at the end of the tunnel! Worst of all! I DONT FEEL LIKE READING! Instead I’m looking what to read and adding to my TBR! I’m so behind on moral annual goal it’s not funny!

I can’t believe y’all missed Hobbits intro! SMH… where everyone’s focus is….martinis, forts, matinees, and books.

Ela July 27, 2016 at 8:37 AM

My annual goal not moral

Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 9:13 AM

Ela, that’s awful, especially when you can’t even read to distract from pain. I hope each day gets a little (lots) better and maybe you can get something to better control the pain from your MD. And oh yeh, that pretty much sums up our focus around here, except you forgot chocolate!! *HUGS*

Maryse July 27, 2016 at 9:25 AM

*gentle hug to Ela*

I hope you are relieved from the pain soon my dear friend. Maybe this is just one of those times to gorge yourself on a tv series and just let the story take you away.

Maryse July 27, 2016 at 9:26 AM

Oh no DG I can’t see your puppy!!!

Maryse July 27, 2016 at 9:29 AM

I’m reading “Anything but Minor” by Kate Stewart and despite that crazy cover, it is hilarious and so far, so good! Sweet and funny as heck. Goofy things that happen to the heroine (sometimes a it far-fetched… but then again maybe not, ya know?) LOL!!!! Either way, it’s working for me.

Jean July 27, 2016 at 9:32 AM

I couldn’t either Maryse!

Ela, sending get well wishes your way!

Cheryl, did you finish the novella?

Ela July 27, 2016 at 9:51 AM

Thank you ladies! *hugs and air kisses* funny thing is I’m at my moms and she has only very basic tv so if anyone needs updates of the news or either convention or Americas got Talent or Ninja Warrior, I’ll hook you up! Internet connection to watch movies or even series is not so good!

Fabi July 27, 2016 at 10:20 AM

Ela, at least you’re at your mom’s where you can get some help and most importantly, all that mom love we all crave when we’re not feeling good.

How long has it been since surgery now? A couple of weeks? I assume you’re working through PT? What do the docs say about the non-stop pain? I think with most surgeries, the 3rd week is the magic one when you notice you might, maybe, be feeling better. Crossing fingers for you.

MichelleS July 27, 2016 at 10:53 AM

Hope you’re feeling better soon Ela! Virtual hugs!!

I am reading Carnal (Exiled Book 1) by Victoria Dannan. I saw it on the blog the other day when Maryse put up the Knights of the Black swan post. I hadn’t realized it was a spinoff series. I love her writing style. Funny, sexy, smart, and just really cool world building. Was in a PNR / fantasy kind of mood. Broken Prince didn’t start off with a bang, so I kind of squirreled.

Tessa July 27, 2016 at 11:42 AM

I will agree about the beginning of Broken Prince being almost a disappointment. I wanted more guy wrenching time. That said, the rest felt very real. I did feel like slapping people upside the head though. A lot! I just hope this CH leaves more tummy twist time in the next book.

bev July 27, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Conventions, been watching my self.

bev July 27, 2016 at 1:59 PM

Yes, I felt like there should of been more to it.
It’s interesting cause I read them straight through but not my favorites.

Ela July 27, 2016 at 2:15 PM

Yeah! Lol, my. Mom took off to Poland for 2 months a week after surgery, which is probably for best because, well 2-3 weeks of constant mom over love is enough cause then she get bossy and orders people about. Yep in PT and after I’m dying. Finally the MD office called back and I shall be hooked up with more Norco. Also those excersises at home are no joke! I hope you’re right Fabi! Yesterday was 3 weeks and yesterday the hard core PT started! *groans loudly! PT are torturers*!!!!!!

Thanks ladies! *smooches*

Ela July 27, 2016 at 2:17 PM

So Bev! How you liking the politics? Nah just kidding….that’s a no no subject to discuss without fights lol!

MichelleS July 27, 2016 at 2:18 PM

Ela – what surgery did you have? I’m curious cause you said PT… Last summer I had rotator cuff surgery & PT weeks later… It was awful. Slept in a recliner. Needed help getting dressed. No bra. No fun!

bev July 27, 2016 at 2:48 PM

I thought FLOTUS knocked it out of the park. But I know, probably shouldn’t make the blog political as fun as it could be.

marina July 27, 2016 at 3:33 PM

So funny Maryse, and it’s sooo true, I hope you can hear me screaming READ IT!!!!! I keep thinking to myself… maybe I’m building it up.? But no, I can confidently say that I’m not. You will breeze through all 3 and then definitely want to read the new one too! I PROMISE you! In fact once I finish Broken Prince today, I’m going to do a reread through of the parts of Jack and Jill Series, in particular those with the characters who are in the new book coming tomorrow, One. Yay!!! :)

Ela July 27, 2016 at 4:26 PM

I had my left hip replaced. I already right hip resurfacing also known as The Burmingham Hip. I learned that the Burmingham is no longer a good or safe fit for me so I’ll need a total right hip replacement as well. I was born with hip dysplesia so yeah, I’m one of their younger patients wiith natural causes.

Ela July 27, 2016 at 4:26 PM

Lol Bev!

Ela July 27, 2016 at 5:16 PM

Wanted to mention this deal since I hear great things and see awesome reviews for this bra/bralette:

I ordered today to see what the big deal is…

Lisa July 27, 2016 at 7:31 PM

Ela I hope you are feeling better soon. Hip replacement (or any joint replacement is huge).
I could never concentrate on reading after having a general anesthetic or taking pain meds either.

bev July 27, 2016 at 7:38 PM

That’s hard Ela. Like Cheryl hope everyday is better.
Do audio books work for you?

Cheryl July 27, 2016 at 7:52 PM

Jean I did finish the novella. It started off somewhat over-the-top for me with the crude humor but it did get better. Have now started BtB. You?

bev July 27, 2016 at 8:02 PM

Finally reading The Anatomical Shape of the Heart.

Ela July 27, 2016 at 8:05 PM

Thanks so much! I have my ear buds so maybe I should give it a try.

Grey July 27, 2016 at 10:03 PM

Oh Ela. (Hugs) sending huge get well wishes your way my friend.

Finished BtB… Now I’m onto a reread of Paper Princess so I can read Broken Prince. I figure then I will be ready to reread The Bourbon Kings and then it will be Hubby’s payday and I will get a new amazon card and get The Angels Share… Its a sickness how much thought I’ve given this LOL!

DG July 28, 2016 at 12:21 AM

OK…here is my pup…

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 12:27 AM

Banking the Billionaire was wonderful….Thatch is so damn hot , and foul mouthed spitfire Cassie grew on me. If I could have gagged her character after the billionth f bomb I would have loved her!!
Their banter and prank texts are lol hilarious and chemistry? Nuclear level!! Code red.
5 Jolly Green Giant Super@#$k stars.

Oh and I would suggest you read the novella Tapping Her because it sets this relationship up and gives a good backstory for some of their banter and joking.

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 12:28 AM

Nup. Still not loading for me DG.

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 12:33 AM

Oh…and the MCs in BtB reminded me so much of Kayla and Lachlan from The Play by Karina Halle……..just saying.

Grey July 28, 2016 at 12:41 AM

FLT – The house is dark and silent when I let myself in through the mudroom off the kitchen. – Broken Prince by Erin Watt.

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 1:53 AM

‘Getting a three year old to sleep should be an olympic event.’

Grinder by Samantha Whiskey

DG July 28, 2016 at 5:09 AM

So apparently I suck when it comes to links and my iPad …..maybe it will direct correctly through Pinterest….who knows….

*throws hands in the air in frustration*

bev July 28, 2016 at 7:11 AM


“The last train wasn’t coming.”-The Anatomical Shape of a Heart by Jenn Bennett.

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 7:20 AM

Ahhhh theres DGs puppy. Very cute!

bev July 28, 2016 at 7:26 AM

German short hair poiner?

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 7:38 AM

Super cute puppy DG.

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 7:48 AM


“Come on, Jackson, you know it’s only for a few days.” The Arrangement by Felice Stevens

I got this one on loan so I wanted to go ahead a read it before heading into rom-com glory with BtB. Worked out perfectly because I can look forward to a happy reading weekend.

DG July 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM

Yes, Scout is a German Shorthair Pointer who is a bird/squirrel/opossum/hunter/ lap dog! He is too smart for his own good. Thanks ladies!

“The girls move around in their rooms like caged animals.” Wicked Mafia Prince by Annika Martin

Cheryl July 28, 2016 at 8:38 AM

DG- awww he’s adorable!!

“I’m Thatcher Kelly.” Banking the Billionaire by Max Monroe.

Not sure if will finish this today as I’m taking my kids into Philly to experience the Madness of the DNC.

Jean July 28, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Beautiful dog DG! And now I’m stalker following you on Pinterest! Lol!

FLT: As the sun started to descend below the optical edge of the ocean and the Key West sky turned pink and orange with the last rays of day, I snapped a few final photos before pulling my camera away from my face. (Banking the Billionaire, by Max Monroe) Let me just say, Cassie is one crazy chick and Thatch has definitely met his match!

Cheryl, the novella was a completely “different” love story! *wink wink*

DG July 28, 2016 at 8:41 AM

Cheryl – you are one brave soul…that is a special kinda madness going on there from what the reports show. Be careful and vigilant!

bev July 28, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Cheryl??!! Really? That sounds awesome.
Have you all seen the dad jokes?

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 8:42 AM

Same book, different first lines? Edition 1 and edition 2? lol

bev July 28, 2016 at 8:44 AM

Chapter 1 vs prologue, maybe?

DG July 28, 2016 at 8:46 AM

No worries Jean…I stalker follow a few folks also! Pinterest is my other go-to aside from reading…love the great ideas and I am a sucker for a great photo! Thanks for the compliment on my “third child” – he is definitely not just a pet!

Started Banking A Billionaire this morning and so far…LOVING it!

Jean July 28, 2016 at 9:42 AM

Cheryl’s first line is Intro and mine is first chapter.

Jean July 28, 2016 at 9:47 AM

Yes Cheryl, you are absolutely crazy coming into Philly!

MichelleS July 28, 2016 at 10:16 AM

FLT: “If you think I’m as old as the stars, you’d be wrong.” Carnal (Exiled, Book 1) by Victoria Dannan.

If you read her series, this is Kellareal talking. I love that wicked angel.

I can’t wait to hear about the Billionaire book. I am waiting until I hear back from you all. That is on my list of “do not like anymore”…. billionaires…. in general…

Anyone read Bourbon Thief? I downloaded sample and it was soooo good. I need to put that on my TBR list.

Jean July 28, 2016 at 10:31 AM

MichelleS, these billionaires are nothing like the typical billionaires we read about! Especially Kline in book 1!

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 10:36 AM

ditto what Jean said

I think many of us are ‘over’ the billionaire trope

I actually wish it wasn’t part of the title on these books.

Jean July 28, 2016 at 10:46 AM

I know Fabi and the cover of the first was definitely not my favorite. They look kinda cheesy from the outside but the content is hysterical!

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 11:35 AM

Yes, exactly.

Tessa July 28, 2016 at 12:57 PM

Wow! I missed a lot.

*huggles Ela* I hope your recovery is quick. It sucks being incapacitated in any way.

DG such a cute puppy! Those eyes.

‘I could hear the intruder breaking into my house.’
Mark of the Demon by Diana Rowland

It’s alright but slow. I still have hope though, since the story plot itself is so compelling.

On TtB, it really is not as it looks. If it weren’t for the excerpt on this site, I wouldn’t have touched with with a ten foot pole. The cover and the phrase bad boy would have had me running away big time. Instead I adored it.

Grey July 28, 2016 at 1:13 PM

Finished Broken Prince… Another cliffy… Dammit. At least the end is in sight.

Tessa July 28, 2016 at 2:28 PM

I said there was! :D Though I’m not as anticipatory (is that really a word?) as I was the first time due to how the angsties were soothed to fast. It didn’t get resolved, but the true potential angsty wasn’t there.

Fabi July 28, 2016 at 2:43 PM

Bev, have you ever read The Madness of Lord Ian McKenzie? Ian reminds me of Sherlock. :-)

Grey July 28, 2016 at 2:49 PM

Yes I knew it going in Tessa, I have no excuses LOL!

Doing my reread of The Bourbon Kings, so much I didn’t remember.

DG July 28, 2016 at 4:40 PM

BTB!!!!!!!! OMG!!!!!! Max Monroe has done it AGAIN!!!!! I am only 17% in and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it! Again, it is HILIARIOUS…but a different type of funny than TTB…which is so hard to do in my opinion. And Cassie…just want to bow to her! She is the bomb! (Aside from the frequent f bomb)…..READ this book series today!!!!

I want Max Monroe as best friends….it would a total riot all the time!

bev July 28, 2016 at 6:23 PM

Fabi, I have. I read it a few years ago, a great read.

Jan July 28, 2016 at 7:17 PM

‘I don’t care what anyone says, every girl needs to have a good long cry once in a while.’
Seven Years by Dannika Dark.

I’m melting beneath a pile of dnfs and frankly, in a bit of a book slump. So, I’m cuddling Manny and back to re-reading some old faithfuls. And really enjoying this series again second time around :-) Nearly up to bk 2, Six Months.

BTW my goodreads email tells me there is a new Dannika Dark coming out in Aug – ‘Risk’ – kind of a spin-off from the mageri series apparently. Sweeeet.

bev July 28, 2016 at 7:26 PM

Too quiet.

Question. If we were a real world book club meeting this month what should we eat & where should we meet?

P.s. Some one should br Sawbones with me this weekend.

Maryse July 28, 2016 at 8:03 PM

Oh wow Ela… I had no idea!! I hope it provides you relief and was worth the major surgeries.

Tessa July 28, 2016 at 8:39 PM

If we were a real book club this month, than we should read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. For food, we should have iced butterbeer at the least. Meet at your house. (Or England. I’m always okay with answering England.)

Tessa July 28, 2016 at 8:44 PM

How is Sawbones like Outlander? They both have medical knowledge? Am I looking at the right one?

DG July 28, 2016 at 9:04 PM

Bev ….we would read Landline….somewhere with lots and lots of comfy sofas…for food…maybe a variety of desserts (strawberry shortcake, cupcakes, amaretto tiramisu, kahlua mess, etc) along with martinis and wine…

bev July 28, 2016 at 9:06 PM

Yes, and I’m not sure why. I wouldn’t think it’d have much in common at all.
Yes to England. I’m nervous about the new HP. It’s a play and saw it has two authors.

bev July 28, 2016 at 9:11 PM

DG, Landline such a great read. Love Rainbow Rowell.

Tessa July 28, 2016 at 9:19 PM

We could just make it ice cream butterbeer. Would that persuade you? That stuff was so good.

Tessa July 28, 2016 at 9:19 PM

Well… crap. Now I want butterbeer ice cream. Gah!

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 9:24 PM

Bev if we were a real life book club I would love to host everyone at my house and serve Bird In Hand sparkling pinot noir (they serve this with strawberries and cream at Wimbledon and its delicious).
We could read Renee Carlino’s new one Swear on This Life (which I cannot wait to read!!).
And then we can watch Sherlock and drink cocktails!!

R. Renee July 28, 2016 at 9:30 PM

Ooh RC! I’m comng Lisa!!

bev July 28, 2016 at 9:32 PM

Tessa, your making me want ice cream now.


Ela July 28, 2016 at 10:53 PM

Hugs Grey and I’m a total hugger!

Yeah, Maryse, sucky but had to be done. The right hip recovery was crucial but so worth it. I’m hoping for the same with the left.

Just imagine walking painful and difficult and then voila (after several months) you can even do jumping jacks!

Lisa July 28, 2016 at 10:58 PM
bev July 29, 2016 at 8:30 AM

Oh, yes. Let’s go to Lisa’s. :)

Cheryl, I hope you had fun. It was fun watching.

Grey July 29, 2016 at 8:40 AM

Some ladies in my town are attempting to form a book club, I’m wondering I’d they really want my help haha. Has anyone been involved in one before and could give me some pointers?

Grey July 29, 2016 at 8:41 AM

*if not I’d autocorrect strikes again.

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 8:54 AM

Grey I’ve been a member of several but only a couple were really good. The main difference in those was a strong leader who was always prepared and kept the discussions on track. The others always devolved into separate personal conversations.

I started the novella, Tapping Her, last night. I’m glad one of you mentioned it gets better later. The beginning isn’t bad but it’s over the top crass and unbelievable. The good news is that I’m set up to read Banking the Billionaire over the weekend and that one has five star reviews flying out from all sides.

Lisa July 29, 2016 at 8:56 AM

Yes Grey. Our RL bookclub has about 10 members and we’ve been together for about 12 years. We meet every6-8 weeks and each member takes a turn to host at their home. When you host you do the wine, food and select the next book.
If a book weve read is made into a movie we have a rule we all go together.
We rate books out of 5 and then we cast them (what actors woukd best play the MCs).
We do a Xmas party each year and one weekend retreat away.
I love those girls….we’ve been through three divorces, a surprise pregnancy and the death of one of the husbands together.
We’ve got to know each other pretty well over the years.

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 9:00 AM

Holy crap Lisa. ImI’m officially nominating your book club for Golden Globe award. That’s awesome!

Jean July 29, 2016 at 11:05 AM

Lisa, that does sound like a great group! Wish you lived closer to me!

Fabi, hang in there with Tapping Her…..I swear it’s just a totally “different” love story! (Don’t want to give away any spoilers!)

Now, as for BtB, I don’t think there is any other couple in our book world like Thatch and Cassie. Their antics, banter, sarcasm, foul language, sexual innuendo, is so crazy! But it makes me love them!

Ela July 29, 2016 at 11:07 AM

“Road trip” to Lisa’s????

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 11:37 AM

I’m in

haaaa, Lisa is going to open her door to a bunch of uninvited crazies yelling hello

Jean July 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM

I’m definitely in! Her “place”looks beautiful!

Ela July 29, 2016 at 12:56 PM

Fabi! We’re NOT crazy! We are emotionally overcompensated :)

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 1:33 PM

“emotionally overcompensated” <— I'm totally stealing that one

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 1:55 PM

Fellow BtB BRs. I’m halfway through the novella and NOT dealing well with the over the top drama queens. :-(

Jean July 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Fabi, I totally get that. I’m at exactly 50%. I need to see where all this craziness is going though. They are both very unique characters to say the least…there are some points where I am laughing out loud and then some where I’m like “really?”

Jean July 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Fabi, did you end up liking the novella?

Jean July 29, 2016 at 2:21 PM

And it’s so hard to top Tapping the Billionaire with Kline being almost perfecto!

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 2:33 PM

I’m on the novella. That’s the one I’m having a hard time with. BtB I have high hopes for because of all the rave reviews. But the novella is annoying me.

Jean July 29, 2016 at 2:37 PM

Stick with it….it’s short and I actually liked it more a couple days after finishing because of the other love relationship that it produced!

Jean July 29, 2016 at 2:39 PM

I’m struggling a little with BtB……unfortunately……lots of sex and antics. But at this point, I want some substance! I will not DNF though…..never!

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 3:45 PM

oh no, you’re like the ONLY person I’ve heard say BtB wasn’t great from the get-go

phooey *stomps foot and pouts*

Jean July 29, 2016 at 4:45 PM

I actually liked the beginning but kinda stuck in the middle……that usually happens though right?

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 4:49 PM

That usually happens A LOT

I really like Thatch. It’s just the girls I’m having a problem with. Mostly Ben. I liked her so much better in TtB. I’m looking forward to getting into BtB.

These boys don’t look or act like Billionaires. They’re so understated. I really like that.

Cheryl July 29, 2016 at 5:20 PM

Fabi, that’s exactly what I struggled with while reading the novella. It did get better because I think the crude humor got toned down. BtB is good, but I’ve been able to put it down and have even skimmed some sections. Should finish tonight. It’s been entertaining and the MC’s are one of a kind, but definitely not going to be a 5* read.

bev July 29, 2016 at 5:23 PM

It happens a lot. Jan was just having problems like that, wanting to Dnf right before the end.
The books that end up on as my yearly favorites are usually the ones I want to read straight through.
Can’t really say if I compared them if they’d all be five stars, you know?

Jean July 29, 2016 at 5:27 PM

I love that about these boys Fabi!

Ummm ben?

Lisa July 29, 2016 at 5:29 PM

I loved BtB but I did struggle with Cassies language…it was over the top. Im not against dropping the f*bomb BUT every second word!
I dont know about substance though….you might be disappointed. Its pretty much a comedic romp.
I loved Thatch way more than Kline *ducks peanuts*.

PS I would LOVE to host you all at book club. I think you ladies would get along really well with our group.

And Fabi we do have times when side conversation and personal stuff starts to take over at book club. But we have a couple of strong personalities that keep the group norm of everyone taking a turn to talk about the book going.

Fabi July 29, 2016 at 5:31 PM

lol I meant Benny. He called her Ben once.

Jean July 29, 2016 at 7:41 PM

Comedic romp is a perfect description of this book Lisa!

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