Latest Romance Book Releases – August 21st 2018

by Maryse on August 21, 2018 · 60 comments

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  • The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet Book 1) by Aly Martinez <— ALY MARTINEZ ALERT!!! HER LATEST IS LIVE!!!! He brutally lost his wife… and then he met her: “…Consumed by hate and rage, I spent four years running from my memories. Until a shattered woman gave me a reason to stop. Cora lived in a nightmare, but through sheer force of will, she’d turned it into something beautiful. She had a smile that could pierce the darkest soul. And with one glance, she shredded mine…” And here’s book #2 (The Truth About Us (The Truth Duet Book 2) <— already up for preorder :)
  • Dirty Rich Obsession (Dirty Rich Book 3) by Lisa Renee Jones <— LISA RENEE JONES ALERT!! This one just went live too. Each book in the series is about a different couple (but these *may* need to be read in order? I’ll find out). “…Carrie West is captive to Reid Maxwell and a debt between their families she doesn’t know exists. It should be so simple for Reid Maxwell. Claim the company that is now his. The problem: he’s now obsessed with Carrie, the daughter of the man he’s destined to destroy. Now who’s captive to who?

Happy new release day!!! Between yesterday’s earlybird list, and today’s, I’ve got quite a few temptations. ;)

In fact, here’s my mini blurb-jolt list: Bring Down the Stars (Emma Scott’s latest, which is on yesterday’s list and the one I’m reading next!!! :D !!! LOVE TRIANGLE – but the author warns, not your typical love triangle – YAY ME!!), From Here to You (the latest by Jamie McGuire!!! She’s pregnant and running, and he’s the firefighter that wants to help her), All the Way (Kristen Proby’s latest!! They’re neighbors… she’s an actress & he’s a hotshot lawyer), Beauty Found (Tillie Cole’s latest biker book – she’s an abused beauty queen, and he’s just been released from prison and picks her up… hitchhiking!!), Hold You Close by Corinne Michaels & Melanie Harlow (also from yesterday’s list! They hate each other but now she needs his help“…Every time I see him climbing out of his pool, practically naked and unreasonably sexy, my blood boils. I’ve always loved to loathe him. I never planned to need him...”).

And those aren’t the only ones that sound good (I highlighted a bunch more below).

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

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


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 —>

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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)

Steph: I read three naughtly cheating books (a series) by Giana Darling. Lots of misspelled words and there were some timeline things that were screwy (I didn’t notice ’till I read it in other reviews. I loved it but I may have just been in the mood for some hot sex scenes.
  • The Fallen Men Series by Giana Darling <— LOOKING FOR MORE  LIKE K.A.? Speaking of this author, Nay LOVES her too! And this series does it for her…
Nay: The most KA like books I’ve EVER read are those in The Fallen Men series by Giana Darling. G.D. is a great writer in her own right, but the alpha MC aspect reminded me SO much of the guys in the Chaos series.FYI for anyone besides me who’s anxiously awaiting the 8/24 release of the 3rd book in the Fallen Men series, Good Gone Bad–Giana Darling just announced that the release is postponed because of a family illness. She’ll announce a new date soon.

Amy: The End of the Affair by Graham Greene is on sale …and if I’m reading it right then it’s normally 17.99!!! If that is the correct normal price, how can they, in good conscience, charge that much for an ebook? Oh well, at least we get a good deal on it today.

  • Ride by Harper Dallas <— Kandace’s latest FAVORITE book!!!

Kandace: My favorite book of the year was Ride by Harper Dallas!

R: I loved Ride!

  • MR. ROOK (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 1) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— FREE FOR NOW… (Book #3 was just released today – see it below) so get it on the one!!!
  • Small Great Things: A Novel by Jodi Picoult <— JODI PICOULT ALERT!! Tasha just found us this super-sale and it’s #1 on all of Amazon Kindle right now!! She’s a delivery nurse… “…During her shift, Ruth begins a routine checkup on a newborn, only to be told a few minutes later that she’s been reassigned to another patient. The parents are white supremacists and don’t want Ruth, who is African American, to touch their child. The hospital complies with their request, but the next day, the baby goes into cardiac distress while Ruth is alone in the nursery. Does she obey orders or does she intervene? Ruth hesitates before performing CPR and, as a result, is charged with a serious crime…”
Tasha: Small Great Things gave me a major blurb jolt!

Jessica: The Bronze Horseman is by far my favorite book of all time… and I’ve recommended it to literally all of my past and present co-workers and customers! I remember reading about a year and a half ago that Paullina Simons was posting about TBH becoming a movie!!! I was THRILLED. But, no word yet :-(

Alexandra: The most epic book I’ve ever read is The Bronze Horseman by Paulina Simons.

MichelleS: The Bronze Horseman Trilogy? LOVED IT!!! Keep going. Don’t you dare abandon it.




  1. Blood Cure (Blood Type Book 3) by K.A. Linde <— K.A. LINDE ALERT!The stunning conclusion to the Blood Type series finds the world in chaos and turmoil with one final battle left to determine who will survive—humans or vampires.
  2. Realms and Rebels: A Paranormal and Fantasy Reverse Harem Collection by C.M. Stunich and L.A. Kirk
  3. Hold On Tight (Lazarus Rising Book 6) by Cynthia Eden
  4. Blood Bond: 1 (Blood Bond Saga) by Helen Hardt
  5. Blood Bond: 2 (Blood Bond Saga) by Helen Hardt
  6. The Grizzly Bear’s Barista: A Howls Romance (The Shifters of Sanctuary Book 3) by Kasey Belle
  7. Trina (Safe Haven Wolves Book 2) by Sherry Foster
  8. Fate’s Illusion: An Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem (Truth’s Harem Book 1) by Allyson Lindt
  9. The Copper Spyglass Nursery (The Dreadfuls Book 3) by TL Reeve and Michele Ryan
  10. Making Time (Lost Time, Book 2): A Time Travel Romantic Suspense Series by Nicola Claire
  11. The Scary Godmother (The Paranormal University Files: Skylar Book 2) by Vivienne Savage and Dominique Kristine
  12. Kraving Khiva (A SciFi Alien Romance) (The Krave of Everton Book 1) by Zoey Draven
  13. Rogue (Una-Mor Trilogy Book 1) by Savannah Verte
  14. Stratus (Fallen Skies Book 1) by Miranda Brock
  15. Queen of the Fireflies (Aurelia Chronicles Book 1) by Rinna Ford



  1. From Here to You (Crash and Burn) by Jamie McGuire <— JAMIE MCGUIRE ALERT!!! She realizes she’s pregnant and flees… “…With very little cash and a ton of courage, she flees town to take a new name and start a new life. As a Marine, Scott “Trex” Trexler worked in the most treacherous, corrupt, war-torn places on earth. With his new top-secret security job, he finally has a chance to return to the one place he’s felt at peace: Colorado Springs, Colorado. The moment Trex checks in at the hotel where she’s working, Darby knows he’s dangerous. He may want her to think he’s another hotshot firefighter, along with all the others battling the nearby mountain blaze, but something doesn’t add up...”
  2. Abducted (The Dangerous Distractions) by Samantha Keith
  3. Master in Shining Armor (Masters Unleashed) by Sparrow Beckett
  4. All the Way: A Romancing Manhattan Novel by Kristen Proby <— KRISTEN PROBY ALERT!! THE LAWYER & THE ACTRESS ARE NEIGHBORS... “…London Watson is a Tony Award winning actress on Broadway. When tragedy strikes her family, leaving her alone and injured, she flees Manhattan for Martha’s Vineyard. Hoping she can figure out how to pick up the pieces of her life, London is convinced that she’ll never be able to return to the stage. But when she meets the charming young girl next door and her sexy uncle, they soon lure London out of her shell as she finally begins to heal from the wounds of her past. But when London feels confident enough to return to the spotlight, she’s dealt another devastating blow…”
  5. Truth or Dare (Fast Times at Ridgemont Hall Book 1) by Sara Wylde
  6. Tempted by Love: A Montana Heat Novel by Jennifer Ryan <— THE DEA AGENT & HER… “…She knows a future with him will be filled with worry that one day he won’t come home. She’s done it with her brothers. She’s not sure she can face that uncertainty with the man she loves. Yet being in his arms is a bad idea they keep repeating, again and again. When Alina is run off the road, Jay fears his job has made her a target. But the threat in Alina’s life is closer than they think…
  7. The Duke of Seduction (The Untouchables Book 10) by Darcy Burke
  8. Practice Husband (Trophy Husbands Book 2) by Noelle Adams
  9. Losing the Field (Field Party) by Abbi Glines
  10. Pieces of Her: A Novel: 18 by Karin Slaughter
  11. Tossed Into Love (Fluke My Life Book 3) by Aurora Rose Reynolds <— AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS ALERT!! She’s been lusting after this firefighter… “…She’s lusted after one of New York’s bravest for years, but firefighter Antonio Moretti has doused her interest for the last time. As much as she wants the arrogant jerk (in a bad, bad way), they can’t even be in the same room without setting each other off…which might be a problem now that she’s volunteered to help out in his family’s restaurant...”
  12. The Phantom Tree by Nicola Cornick
  13. Bad Reputation (Bad Behavior Book 3) by Vivian Wood
  14. A Gentleman’s Gamble (Devilish Lords Book 3) by Maggie Dallen
  15. Blood and Secrets 3 (The Calvetti Crime Family) by Rose Harper
  16. How (Not) to Marry a Duke by Felicia Kingsley
  17. Reaching Gavin (Good Girls Don’t Book 3) by Geneva Lee <— SHE’S DONE WITH LOVE!! “…No more men. No more romance. No more waiting for true love. Instead, she decides to focus on her new internship and life outside men—until fate deals her a hand of ex-boyfriends and one infuriating new boss. Try as she might to avoid love, she’s about to learn life isn’t about finding the one. It’s about reaching him.
  18. Let Yourself Run Free Again (A Breath Without Life Novel Book 2) by Janith Hooper
  19. Definition of Craving: Book Two of the Definition series by Lia Peele
  20. Adoring Aveline: A Romantic Comedy by J.S. Wood
  21. Tattered (Torn Series, Book 2) by Melody Anne <— NOW IT’S TIME TO HEAR HIS STORY…I’m not a perfect man. Who of us can claim that? But for those of you who might think I’m a cheater, a liar, an abuser, you don’t know what you’re talking about. There’s more to my story than you realize. You’ve heard Miranda’s story. Now it’s time you heard mine. —Mason
  22. Rescuing Amy (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Julia Bright
  23. A Husband for Beauty by Lindsey Hart
  24. CHECK (Mr. Rook’s Island Book 3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF ALERT!!! Book #3 in this series!! P.S. Book #1 is free right now. :D
  25. Shimmy Bang Sparkle by Nicola Rendell <— TWO THIVES STEAL AWAY IN THE NIGHT... ;) “All Nick Norton wants is to stay on the straight and narrow…and never get caught stealing again. Then he lays eyes on her: Stella Peretti—100 percent sexy and absolutely irresistible. Especially when he sees her smooth moves lifting a two-karat diamond. Nick realizes he’s found the sparkling woman of his dreams—one so perfect for him it’s almost criminal...”
  26. Sheltering Emma (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Finding Shelter Book 1) by Aspen Drake
  27. Protecting Mari (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Counterstrike Book 1) by Cara Carnes
  28. Recovering Ivy (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Red Team Book 4) by Riley Edwards
  29. Burning Heart (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Air Force Fire Protection Specialists Book 5) by Jen Talty
  30. Shielding Blair (Special Forces: Operation Alpha): A Fierce Protectors Novella by Casey Hagen
  31. Avenging Angels (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by KD Michaels
  32. Montana SEAL Friendly Fire (Brotherhood Protectors Book 11) by Elle James
  33. After the Weekend (Love and Care Book 2) by Silvia Violet <— M/M ROMANCE!!! “After the Weekend is the 2nd book in the Love and Care series. It continues Graham and Avery’s story from Father of the Groom.”
  34. Wanted – Bad Boyfriend (Island Classifieds Book 1) by TA Moore <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  35. Rocking the Cowboy (Dreamspun Desires Book 64) by Skylar M. Cates <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  36. Rocked Hard by Morticia Knight <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  37. Destined to Dominate by Red Phoenix
  38. May Flowers (Wilder Irish) by Mari Carr
  39. Montreal (International Guy Book 6) by Audrey Carlan
  40. International Guy: Milan, San Francisco, Montreal (International Guy Volumes Book 2) by Audrey Carlan
  41. Justice for Gwen (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (Guardian Elite Series Book 2) by KaLyn Cooper
  42. Smokin’ (The Hot Boys Series Book 1) by Olivia Rush <— THE TEACHER & THE FIREMAN… “…Falling for a fireman is so cliché. Yet, here I am. The elementary school teacher who’s all worked up over New York’s finest. It started out as a simple ride along…
  43. Big Deck (Big Sexy Series Book 1) by Remy Rose <— HE’S GOT RULES. NO DATES. NO STAYING OVERNIGHT… then he met her. “...I was only looking to get a big bathroom, not a big man, since I’ve sworn off relationships after being cheated on. But when Jack Decker showed up at my door with his jaw-dropping sex appeal and huge…um, workboots, I found myself wanting his hands on more than just my bathroom fixtures. I wasn’t prepared for how he’d make me laugh, blush, swoon…ache...”
  44. Claimed by the Lawman (Lawmen of Wyoming Book 4) by Rhonda Lee Carver
  45. After MidKnight (Knight Ops Book 4) by Em Petrova
  46. Unwanted Danger (Danger Incorporated Book 9) by Olivia Jaymes
  47. Wild Irish Rose (Irish Lullaby Book 2) by Bianca D’Arc
  48. CLOSER (Taint Book 2) by Carmen Jenner <— CARMEN JENNER ALERT!! ROCK STARS!!! “...he had it all. Until an angry redhead joined the Taint world tour and turned his life upside-down. Levi fell in love with her. His bandmate did too. It did not end well. Brielle Kagawa doesn’t keep company with rock stars, but when this gifted cellist finds herself kicked out of the Orchestre de Paris an all-expenses-paid gig in the south of France seems too good to be true. Because it is. The man footing the bill might be a disorderly drunk, but he has an offer she can’t refuse…”



PREORDERS (Next few days, and a few of next week’s!!! :D )

  1. Love Online by Penelope Ward – August 27th 2018
  2. Magic Triumphs (Kate Daniels) by Ilona Andrews - August 28th 2018
  3. The Waiting Room by Emily Bleeker – August 28th 2018
  4. Dagger’s Edge: A Brute Force Novel by Lora Leigh - August 28th 2018
  5. Cowboy, Cross My Heart (Heart of Texas) by Donna Grant - August 28th 2018
  6. The Governess Game: Girl Meets Duke by Tessa Dare - August 28th 2018
  7. Stygian: A Dark-Hunter Novel (Dark-Hunter Novels) by Sherrilyn Kenyon - August 28th 2018
  8. The Evolution of Man by Skye Warren - August 28th 2018
  9. Make It Music (Broken Dolls Book 1) by Everly Lucas - August 28th 2018

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Nay August 21, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Good morning!

Need. Coffee. (and now all I can think about is pumpkin spice)

MichelleS August 21, 2018 at 7:07 AM

Good morning! No pumpkin spice for me!

Maryse August 21, 2018 at 9:10 AM

I want pumpkin spice!!

Tasha J August 21, 2018 at 9:17 AM

I want pumpkin spice too. 1st day for the oldest back to school today. I’m still sick, bleh. All these books are calling to me!! The last book I remember reading was All Your Perfects and it feels like months ago. :(

bev August 21, 2018 at 9:24 AM

I love fall and winter, but I hate celebrating them to early.

I’m not a big pumpkin spice fan but having autumn in summer takes away the specialness for me.

Right now it’s hot and smoky and I want it to clear and cool down. But I want these last days of long summer nights. Of hearing the neighborhood kids outside playing. Of the day slowly cooling off.
I love the slow turn into fall. That first hint of crisp cold mornings. When you look around the first time and everything is green, gold, orange, and red. Love it.

And please no winter while its fall, that’s it’s own special time too.

Tasha J August 21, 2018 at 10:04 AM

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult is on sale for 3.99 from 12.99

Jean August 21, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Hello!!! Not a fan of pumpkin either, but love Halloween and Fall…..sweaters, jeans and boots!

I swear, I will never catch up with all these great new releases! My TBR is ridiculous at this point!

bev August 21, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Yes, I love fall clothes.

Jean August 21, 2018 at 11:01 AM

Hi bev!

Janie Otero August 21, 2018 at 11:32 AM

Anyone come across any good dark reads lately?

Maryse August 21, 2018 at 11:34 AM
Maryse August 21, 2018 at 11:35 AM

I have some cute “henleys” that I can’t wait to wear again with my jeans. :)

Janie Otero August 21, 2018 at 11:40 AM

Thanks Maryse! Believe it or not, I’ve only read one dark book (Captive in the Dark) and it has started a new addiction lol. I’m hoping to find one with the same subject matter as It Ends With Us. I just watched a movie on Netflix along those lines also and saw your list of what to read after It Ends With Us….now to find another book!!

Leslie M August 21, 2018 at 2:40 PM

Mmmm….pumpkin spice. I want pumpkin pie. I think I need to make one.

Nay August 21, 2018 at 3:04 PM

I don’t mind having the pumpkin spice now (or all year long) because it tastes good and it’s something different, but it does bug the crap out of me to go into whatever store and see Halloween displays ALREADY. I went in Dollar General last week and they already had some of their Halloween candy out. The hubs and I saw some Thanksgiving stuff somewhere this weekend–can’t remember where.

But with the heat and the mosquitoes we’ve had this summer, I’m more than ready for fall to get here this year. I LOVE to smell the tobacco barns that are all over where I live. That’s how we always know that fall is officially here.

bev August 21, 2018 at 4:47 PM

Hi Jean.

Nay August 21, 2018 at 4:49 PM

I just found out that I’m going to be a grandma tomorrow!! Rachel went to the doctor today and she found out she has toxemia, so since the baby already weighs 6-1/2 lbs, they’re going to go ahead and do the c-section tomorrow afternoon.

Tessa August 21, 2018 at 5:08 PM

I want the pumpkin spice mostly. And I slowly buy Halloween stuff over these next two months so I can display them in October. Also, crafts. You have to buy crafts early.

That said, I found a LOT of recipes online about homemade fabric mediums to turn your acrylics into fabric paint. I tested it and yeah. It came out beautifully for a tester. I should have mixed it better (Seriously, I had a fork. I’m apparently out of straws) and ironed it to make the paint adhere better but pfft. It was bright and shiny. Next experimenting on a black small kid’s shirt I got from the dollar store. If the color appears brightly, woot! My niece has a new shirt. If not, well, at least I know I have to actually by fabric medium for dark colors.

Tessa August 21, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Eeep, hope she’s healthy after the baby, and the baby is healthy too.

Nay August 21, 2018 at 6:06 PM

Thanks, Tessa. I’m SO excited!!!

bev August 21, 2018 at 6:30 PM

Congratulations Nay.
This time tomorrow you will be cuddling a baby.

Leslie M August 21, 2018 at 8:32 PM

Blog grand-baby on the way!! Yippee!!

*tosses Grey’s glitter*

JulieO August 21, 2018 at 8:40 PM

I, too, loved RIDE. And if anyone finds out when the new Fallen Men book comes out please let me know. I am anxiously waiting. My house is clean and pizza is on speed dial. I AM READY!!!

Cheryl August 21, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Congrats Nay!! Hoping all goes well for Mom and baby.

Nay August 21, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Thanks, everyone! I can’t wait!!!

JulieO–As soon as I hear something, I’ll post it!

Jan August 22, 2018 at 2:43 AM

Oh wow Nay. Hope all goes well. Super exciting for you!

Maryse you have outdone yourself again with this amazing selection of books! *hugs Maryse* Thank you!

I’m tempted by the new Jamie McGuire, I have to say. And the new Emma Scott. And the new Kristen Proby sounds good too. Eeeek! Somebody stop me now!!!!!

JulieO August 22, 2018 at 4:11 AM

I am so jealous. Want to be a Grammy so bad. Wonderful thoughts will be floating across the universe to you. All my blessings!

Linda August 22, 2018 at 4:47 AM

Aaawww Nay many happy thoughts. What a blessing!! Xoxo
Reading Someone Else’s Ocean. Loving it!!

Michele G August 22, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Nay, I will be thinking of you all today. So exciting to welcome a new little one into the world. I can’t wait until I get to be a Mimi one day — yes people, I’ve already picked a name…but we won’t tell my kids :-) Seriously though, I hope all goes smoothly with her delivery! Send us updates!

Maryse August 22, 2018 at 9:49 AM

YAY US!!! Another blog baby. I wish we could snuggle these babies in real life. :D !!! Congratulations Nay!!!

*mmmm baby smell*

Maryse August 22, 2018 at 9:49 AM

My pleasure Jan!! Jamie McGuire’s tempts me the most, because I love a book about a woman in hiding… and that hero. And Jamie does my kind of heroes. ;)

Tasha J August 22, 2018 at 10:15 AM

I read spoilers for Jamie McGuire’s and now I can’t read it. Same with Good Luck Charm… Why do I do this??! I picked up Everything I Want You to Be again yesterday. I’m havi g trouble on focusing on anything again though, so we’ll see if it sticks. There’s too much going on around here, I think. Hubby’s getting surgery now to ensure J is my last. MUAHAHAHA. That’s how I feel about it. Lol

Yay Nay!! Newborn snuggles are the best! Congrats to you! :D

Maryse August 22, 2018 at 11:41 AM

YAY!! Thank you Tasha. I’m posting it.

Jenn August 22, 2018 at 12:20 PM

I feel like a rookie being here as it has been so long as I have been MIA for about a year and just got back into reading; speaking a reading. I just finished “Bring Down The Stars” I am in awe of this book and can not say enough about it. I loved it so much definitely one of the best books I have ever read! I typically stay away from series unless they are all out as there is nothing worse than book torture waiting for the next one to come out and that is where I am at since book 2 is not out. In trying to find out when it will be…I read that Emma has not even been able to finish it yet due to her 10yr old daughter passing away :( so sad and unfair. Now my hearts even more.

R. Renee August 22, 2018 at 12:31 PM

Jenn, she’s aiming for early October, and knowing her, I’d say she’ll either make that deadline or beat it.

Jenn August 22, 2018 at 12:55 PM

That is awesome; thank you Renee!

Tasha J August 22, 2018 at 4:31 PM

Ugggghhh. Still can’t focus. But! I can focus, I think, Bc the samples were awesome, on either Milk and Honey or The Sun And Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur. Help me choose?? :)

Nay August 22, 2018 at 4:34 PM

Lol, I got confused for a minute and wondered why Jenn was thanking me. Funny that we were just talking about our names on GR.

So we’re waiting. She just got the epidural, so it’ll be very soon! I’ll let you know when I’m a grandma!

Nay August 22, 2018 at 5:34 PM

He’s here! 6 lbs, 7 oz and 17” long and perfect! Imagine how big he’d be if she’d gone until the original due date of 9/25! We got a picture texted to us (he’s precious) and we’re waiting to go see him.

R. Renee August 22, 2018 at 5:35 PM

Congrats Nay!!!

Maryse August 22, 2018 at 5:42 PM

YAYYYYY NAYYYYYY!!!!! This is GREAT news!!!! :D <3

Tessa August 22, 2018 at 5:45 PM

Congratulations Nay!

Leslie M August 22, 2018 at 7:18 PM

Nay, so happy for you and your family.

JulieO August 22, 2018 at 9:04 PM

What a Wonder Day!!!

JulieO August 22, 2018 at 9:05 PM

Should have said Wonderful but you caught my drift.

Cheryl August 22, 2018 at 11:40 PM

Congrats Nay!!

Just finished That Guy. Enjoyable, funny read.

Road trip tomorrow to visit West Virginia University with my daughter. Need to decide on a book for the 5 hour car ride.

Jan August 23, 2018 at 2:00 AM

Congrats Nay!!!! Hooray and welcome to the world, new little one!

Jan August 23, 2018 at 2:03 AM

*goes to look up That Guy*

Jean August 23, 2018 at 5:55 AM

Congratulations Nay!

Cheryl, I just finished That Guy and loved it!

Nay August 23, 2018 at 8:02 AM

Thanks again, everyone! I can’t wait to go back and see him today!

Omg–I just walked outside and it feels like cool, wonderful fall!!

Maryse August 23, 2018 at 8:52 AM

SO jealous of that fall air, Nay!! It will be a month or so before we get a hint of that here… I LOVE cool, crisp air with that woodsy smell.

Michele G August 23, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Congratulations Nay!!

Nay August 23, 2018 at 11:10 AM

Thx, Michele!


“I remember the very first day I met Mr. Kane.”
Wanting Mr. Kane by Shanora Williams

Amy August 23, 2018 at 2:42 PM


I’m with you guys…I love the seasons in their OWN time. Don’t combine Spring and Summer or Fall and Winter.

Tasha…did you mean Everything You Want Me to Be? GAH! That book bruised my heart left its mark on me.

Linda…I loved Someone Else’s Ocean as well!!

Amy August 23, 2018 at 3:46 PM


“In the kitchen at home, there was a plate that Mum bought on holiday in Tenerife with a hand-painted motto: Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

Okay, I am LOVING this one. It is SO different from anything I have ever read in how the story is playing out. And I needed different. My palette is being cleansed. ;)

Jean August 23, 2018 at 4:32 PM

What book Amy?

Prologue: Wren sets the two navy suitcases next to the stroller and then reaches for the cigarette precariously perched between his lips, taking a long, slow drag.

Chapter 1: That calculator’s not mine. (The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker)

Amy August 23, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Oh good lord, that would help, right? LOL!

It’s Miss You by Kate Eberlen.

Jan August 23, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Miss You looks good Amy, but it’s very expensive on kindle australia :/ I might see if it’s at my library.

FLT: “So tell me, Miss Wickersham, have you any experience?” from Yours Until Dawn by Teresa Medeiros. I’m reading it for a GR book of the month. It’s a HR about a grumpy, anti-social man who was blinded but (I assume) is gonna be redeemed by a good woman. Kinda Beauty and the Beast theme. reminds me a bit of The Vixen and The Vet, actually, (except in pretty gowns LOL).

Tasha J August 23, 2018 at 7:02 PM

Yep, that’s the one I meant. I will pick it back up, when I’m in the mood and can really focus. All of your FLTs sound good!

Tasha J August 23, 2018 at 7:11 PM

“how is it so easy for you
to be kind to people he asked
milk and honey dripped
from my lips as i answered
cause people have not been kind to me“ Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur. It’s not really a 1st sentence bc they’re poems, but it works. I went with this one bc the library had it in.

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