Latest Romance Book Releases – January 8th 2019

by Maryse on January 8, 2019 · 82 comments

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HAPPY TUESDAY!!! It’s time for another batch of new releases and quite a few (including yesterday’s earlybird books) are from authors we LOVE and were highly anticipated!!

The ones that gave me blurb jolts? That one up there to the left (The Wicked King) because so many here went CRAZY for book #1 (they are total jerk face bullies!! Er… the characters, I mean. Not the readers that loved it ;) LOL!!) An Anonymous Girl (holy moly this one sounds right up my psych-thriller alley, and I LOVED the authors’ other book “The Wife Between Us”), Faking It (He ruined her job interview and now she’s got a job with him… traveling together!), June Kisses (hot cop and a video that went viral!!) and a few from yesterday’s crazy-awesome list like… The Kiss Thief (L.J. Shen’s latest angsty marital love triangle!!), Brant’s Return (Mia Sheridan’s latest!! He returns home and doesn’t trust her intentions), Privilege (Renzo + Lucia Book 1) (the mafia princess and the drug dealer), Ransom (hot K9 cop comes to her rescue!!), and of course… the latest BDB by JR Ward Prisoner of Night (The Black Dagger Brotherhood series)

P.S. A few fun things:

  • HUGE KINDLE UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP DEAL <— OMG!!! eek Amazon extended this super-bargain membership (<— 3 months for a super-steal)!!! Did you miss it the last time? Now’s your chance. JUMP ON IT!!! :D !!!! P.S. I believe this sale ends on Jan 11th… just a few days left.
  • Reader Favorites – Best of 2018 <— TWO more added, and more to come!! Also, I’m still accepting “favorites lists”. Just email it to me! I’ll be adding them throughout January. :D
  • Monday Earlybird Book Releases <— We have a few early birds books to squee over (from some of our favorite authors)! This is one heck of an early bird list! :D

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 —>

  • 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 all of 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. An Anonymous Girl Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen
  2. The Wicked King: The Folk of the Air, Book 2 by Holly Black
  3. Join the Club: Four Kings Security, Book Three by Charlie Cochet
  4. Twisted Locke: Locke Brothers, Volume 3 by Victoria Ashley & Jenika Snow
  5. Promises by Aleatha Romig
  6. Reckless Love by Kelly Elliott
  7. Full Circle by Ayana Ellis
  8. Repeat by Kylie Scott
  9. Prisoner of Night: The Black Dagger Brotherhood, Book 17 by J.R. Ward
  10. Turning Point by Danielle Steel
  11. The Best of Us by Robyn Carr
  12. Little Lies: The Child Thief, Book 4 by Bella Forrest
  13. and…
  14. Next in Line: A Brother’s Best Friend Standalone Amy Daws <— PRE-ORDER
  15. The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen <— PRE-ORDER
  16. Birthday Suit by Lauren Blakeley <— PRE-ORDER
  17. Deal with the Devil: The Forge Trilogy, Book 1 by Meghan March <— PRE-ORDER


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)

  • Exposed Boxed Set: Hollywood Romances by Sarah Robinson <— SERIES BUNDLE SUPER-BARGAIN!! “Sarah Robinson brings readers a collection of sexy Hollywood romances that tackle challenging themes like the intersection of sexuality and female empowerment while also exciting readers with every page…”
  • Surprise Me: A Novel by Sophie Kinsella <— ON SALE AND IT SOUNDS SO AMAZING!! They are happily married and perfect for each other… “…They decide to bring surprises into their marriage to keep it fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me—from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to sexy photo shoots—mishaps arise, with disastrous and comical results. Gradually, surprises turn to shocking truths. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other at all...”
AMAZON IS HAVING A KINDLE UNLIMITED MEMBERSHIP DEAL!!! This is valid for EVERYONE and not just new members!! :D !!! Instead of the monthly payment plan, you can save BIG time if you sign up for: P.S. I believe this sale ends on Jan 11th… just a few days left.



  1. The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air) by Holly Black <— IT’S LIVE!!!!

Robyn: The Wicked King is out tomorrow and that’s all I can think about! I’m with ya DG! I need more paranormal/UF books STAT! …I’ve been waiting for this book like mad!

Michele G: I’m also eagerly awaiting the drop of The Wicked King. Did you get a chance to read The Lost Sisters? It’s a novella…written like a letter from Tarryn to Jude trying to explain her actions…it actually kind of helped me understand a few things a little better. It’s only about 50 pages long…I got it through my library.

D.G.: Since some folks – no names called – lured me into reading The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Book 1), I am waiting impatiently for The Wicked King to drop.

Cynthia: I also loved The Cruel Prince (The Folk of the Air Book 1). Just reread it in preparation for the wicked king releasing Jan 8- it’s taking forever to get here!!

  1. Forever Broken (Talon Pack Book 9) by Carrie Ann Ryan
  2. Unmasked: A Psychic Visions Novel by Dale Mayer
  3. The Fire Prophecy (Academy of Magical Creatures Book 1) by Megan Linski and Alicia Rades
  4. Maiming: A Reverse Harem Series (To Tame a Shifter Book 3) by A.K. Koonce
  5. Snow: A Qurilixen World Novella: Intergalactic Dating Agency (Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides Book 6) by Michelle M. Pillow
  6. Ghost of Himself (Haunted Souls Book 1) by Pandora Pine <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  7. A Threat Among the Stars by Mark Henwick
  8. Knights of Stone: Gavin: A gargoyle shifter rockstar romance (Highland Gargoyles Book 7) by Lisa Carlisle
  9. Fool’s Gold: a Fantasy Romance (Daughter of Fortune Book 2) by Vivienne Savage & Domino Taylor
  10. I Am the Storm (Storm Warning Book 5) by Geri Foster
  11. Nikki’s Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse: A reverse harem book (Doomsday Dave 1) by Sarah Bale
  12. Guarded in Love: A Zodiac Shifters Paranormal Romance, Capricorn by K.C. Stewart



  1. An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! I LOVE THESE TWO AUTHORS!! “…When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. Question #1: Could you tell a lie without feeling guilt? But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding…”
  2. Twisted Emotions (The Camorra Chronicles Book 2) by Cora Reilly
  3. Justice for Breeze (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (Team Cerberus Book 5) by Melissa Kay Clarke
  4. Unshaken Love- Pleasant Hearts Christian Suspense Series- Book 4 by Joy Ohagwu
  5. Burning for Autumn (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (On Call Book 1) by Freya Barker
  6. Reckless Love (Cowboys and Angels Book 7) by Kelly Elliott <— KELLY ELLIOTT ALERT!! “…The day I found out I was going to be a father, I ran from her. Now that I’ve been given a second chance I won’t be so reckless…”
  7. Unraveling Love (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Damaged Love Book 1) by KL Donn
  8. Rio (International Guy Book 11) by Audrey Carlan
  9. Her Last First Kiss: Christian Cowboy Romance (Last Chance Ranch Romance Book 1) by Liz Isaacson
  10. Teasing the Princess (Royals United Book 2) by Nana Malone
  11. Guarding Antonia (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Guardian Seals Book 6) by Nicole Flockton
  12. Rescuing Mercy (Special Forces: Operation Alpha): A Dead Presidents MC Spinoff by Harley Stone
  13. Cowgirl Crazy (Bad Girls Book 2) by Jennifer LaBelle <— SUPER-STEAMY ALERT!! “...It’s perfect…until a motorcycle riding, tattooed temptation comes crashing into it. Mace is the man straight out of every fantasy I’ve ever had with his dark hair, broad shoulders and six-pack abs. He’s the perfect bad boy, the perfect distraction…the perfect way to get myself in trouble....”
  14. Redemption of the Heart by Moni Boyce
  15. Evidence of Desire (A Courting Justice Novel Book 2) by Lexi Blake
  16. Summer of Love: A Small Town Romance (The Love Barn Book 2) by Sidney Bristol
  17. Damien: A Stark Novel by J. Kenner <— DAMIEN STARK ALERT!!! HIS FAMILY IS IN TROUBLE… “…I am Damien Stark. From the outside, I have a perfect life. A billionaire with a beautiful family. But if you could see inside my head, you’d know I’m as f-ed up as a person can be. Now more than ever. I’m driven, relentless, and successful, but all of that means nothing without my wife and daughters. They’re my entire world, and I failed them. Now I can barely look at them without drowning in an abyss of self-recrimination…”
  18. Defending Lucy (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (Finding Shelter Book 3) by Aspen Drake
  19. Rescuing Erin (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Red Team Book 5) by Riley Edwards
  20. Untouchable by Jayne Ann Krentz
  21. Turning Point: A Novel by Danielle Steel
  22. Promises (Web of Sin Book 3) by Aleatha Romig <— ALEATHA ROMIG TRILOGY CONCLUSION ALERT!!The twisted and intriguing storytelling that you loved in Consequences and Infidelity continues with the epic conclusion of the all-new alpha anti-hero in the dark romance series...”
  23. Finding Redemption: Book 5 of The Rollin On Series by Emilia Finn
  24. #Awestruck (A #Lovestruck Novel) by Sariah Wilson
  25. The Novel Approach (Love Between the Pages Book 1) by Heather Guimond
  26. Saving Sloan (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Julia Bright
  27. Sinister Secrets (A Black Rose Mystery Book 5) by Amanda McKinney
  28. The Song of the Wild Geese (The Geisha Who Ran Away Book 1) by India Millar
  29. Faking It by K. Bromberg <— K. BROMBERG ALERT!!  HE RUINED HER JOB INTERVIEW… “...after a little white lie I tell spirals out of control, I’m somehow offered the chance to play Zane’s girlfriend to help promote his new dating website – and the best part? He can’t say no because he’ll get caught in his lie too. Little did I know this would entail sharing a tour bus with him for the next few months....”
  30. The Return of Lady Jane (The Scandal Sheet Book 1) by Jess Michaels <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE
  31. Nobody’s Duke (League of Dukes Book 1) by Scarlett Scott <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE
  32. Marooned with a Marquis: A Steamy Regency Romance (Ravishing Regencies Book 4) by Emily Murdoch <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE
  33. A Happy Endings Wedding (Happy Endings Book Club, Book 11) by Kylie Gilmore
  34. Dark Terror (Dark Falls, CO Romantic Thriller Book 5) by Sandra Owens
  35. TAKING A RISK, PART ONE (R.I.S.C. Book 1) by Anna Blakely
  36. June Kisses: Brother’s Best Friend / Hot Cop / Best Friends to Lovers Romantic Comedy (Wilder Irish Book 6) <— HOT COP VIDEO WENT VIRAL… “…The first kiss with Landon, Sunnie blames on tequila. The second on adrenaline. He did save her and her Louis Vuitton from a mugger after all. But then the kiss goes viral and sexy cop Landon is flooded with female attention. Now it’s Sunnie’s turn to save Landon—by pretending to be his girlfriend. It’s all fake fun and games and a few orgasms until Landon’s ex comes back to town…”
  37. Beneath the Surface (A Gray Ghost Novel Book 3) by Amy McKinley
  38. Pieces Of Me by Nicky Shanks
  39. Is It Over Yet? by L.A. Witt <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! THEY’RE DIVORCING EACH OTHER… “…In the name of not putting a damper on her wedding, Derek and Rhys agree to keep the divorce on the down-low and show up as the happy couple everyone still believes they are. And between a roller coaster of a road trip and the love and joy surrounding the wedding… Derek and Rhys just might remember why they fell for each other in the first place…”
  40. The 13th Month (Calendar Men) by Bailey Bradford
  41. Brayden (Wild Men Book 5) by Melissa Belle
  42. Unfamiliar Waters by Andrew Grey
  43. Sizzle by Whitley Green <— HER BOSS AND HIS ROOMMATE ALERT!! “...I need a culinary genius — Joelle needs a job. When she turns out to be sweet, smart, and sexy as hell, I can’t blame my best friend for wanting her too. But Joelle wasn’t there the night Alex left his bedroom door open and after what we did together… Now they’re both in my head…”
  44. Play it Filthy (Kings of the Tower Book 4) by May Sage
  45. The Predecessor (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Halo of Protection Book 1) by Kimberly McGath
  46. The Best of Us (Sullivan’s Crossing Book 4) by Robyn Carr
  47. Dry Hard by Nick Spalding
  48. Deep in the Heart (An Austin After Dark Book Book 1) by Alexa Padgett
  49. Happy New You <— “…Eleven romantic comedy authors have teamed up to bring you HAPPY NEW YOU, a sexy, funny, heartwarming story about friendship, perseverance, and finding love in this crazy thing we call life. Oh, and the magic of onesie pajamas…”
  50. Where You’ll Land by Jacqueline Simon Gunn
  51. Cowboy Brave: Two full books for the price of one (Longhorn Canyon Book 3) by Carolyn Brown
  52. Micaden’s Madness by V.F. Mason <— SERIAL KILLER DARK ROMANCE ALERT!!! “…She is an artist seeking solace. He is a serial killer seeking vengeance. She doesn’t remember. He remembers it all. She is broken. He is obsessed…”



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Leslie M January 8, 2019 at 8:15 AM

Good morning! I’m slightly cranky as my peppermint mocha creamer gone and my coffee isn’t too good.

But…I am going to start Sh*t My Dad Says today. So hopefully that will cheer me up. Tasha, I think you rec’d this??

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 8:32 AM

Good Morning and why is that all Psych-thrillers I want to read are priced so freaking high…that makes me cranky! I want to read this one An Anonymous Girl for a challenge but Yikes 14.99.

See Leslie now I’m cranky too….however I am reading “Skin” BB Easton and loving it so I guess that helps smooth over my crankiness. Hopefully your book will help yours too. :-)

Leslie M January 8, 2019 at 8:45 AM

I’m doing audio of Sh*t My Dad Says and it’s cracking me up. I am literally laughing out loud.

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 8:52 AM

I have 4 audible credits so definitely going to look that up Leslie. I definitely need some laughs. Since I am work and can’t read maybe I am going to get it now and listen. :-)

MichelleS January 8, 2019 at 9:13 AM

Good morning! Wow. What a list. Going to take some time to go through it.

Nay January 8, 2019 at 9:39 AM

Good morning!

Hubs found me a couple of the small size peppermint mocha AND pumpkin spice creamers at our local grocery chain, so I’m getting to enjoy them a little longer.

Jenn–I was just looking at 44 Chapters About 4 Men yesterday. I was going to start it but decided to go with Verity instead. Those books are definitely on my short list!

And, gah! The psych-thrillers ARE expensive. I was looking at some for one of the GR challenges, and it seemed like every one I considered was at least $12. TOO much for an ebook.

Maryse January 8, 2019 at 9:42 AM

I’m right there with you, Jenn!!! Dying to read it, but GAH!! That is steep…

Tasha J January 8, 2019 at 10:07 AM

Yay! I’m glad you’re reading and loving it, Leslie!! His Dad is my favorite character, he’d be so fun to know. :)

Steph N January 8, 2019 at 10:23 AM

Jenn~ That is why the library has been a lifesaver to my book loving budget!

Am I the only one that can’t remember reading books?? Thank goodness for the alerts from Amazon telling me I have!

Does anyone know if “Repeat” by Kylie Scott will be available in ebook later on?

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 11:00 AM

Leslie-I could not imagine actually reading this; I would probably DNF it but listening to it is freaking hilarious. I love his Dad! I only have 52 minutes left!
So thank you for mentioning it and inadvertently thank you TASHA :-)

Nay-In regards to 44 chapters about 4 men, I guess that is actually the first book-then each one has their own book Skin,Speed,Star&Suit. After looking into all of these It was suggested to read “44 chapters 4 men last”

Maryse-I could use one of my audible credits but these type of books I physically like to read and not listen to so I will be stalking this book for a price drop :-)

Steph-Yes the Library but I am impatient…when I want to read a book I want it like yesterday. Not sure on the Kylie Scott book if I see or hear anything on this I’ll let you know.

Cheryl January 8, 2019 at 12:01 PM

Happy tuesday! A quick check in and then back to work!

Leslie M January 8, 2019 at 12:34 PM

Jenn, I was thinking the same thing!! This audio is great but not sure if humor would translate in written form. I’m almost done (37 minutes left) and my stomach hurts from laughing so much. Thanks again Tasha for mentioning it.

Nay January 8, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Jenn–Oh, really? I had no idea. But now that I’ve looked more closely at the blurbs and some of the reviews, that makes great sense, so I’ll start with Skin. Thank you SO much for pointing that out to me!

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 1:09 PM

Leslie-I am done and yes my stomach literally hurts from laughing so hard, it’s almost as if I did 100 situps :-) loved it

Nay-I was also thinking since this is based on true events and it is YA does this fulfill the spot on our challenge for YA non-fiction? And you are so welcome <3

Tasha J January 8, 2019 at 1:10 PM

I read it in written form and I laughed just as much, but I’m glad you guys are enjoying it the way I did in audio.
I’ve given up on listening to Bird Box. I just don’t think I’m capable of listening to books and getting into them like I do reading. I did ok for the first hour. The next hour was in and out. I just can’t seem to focus on a task and listen at the same time, my mind travels too much.

Tasha J January 8, 2019 at 1:13 PM

It’s been unseasonably warm here for some time now, I’m almost tricked into thinking it’s spring. I’d be down for that too, I’m not into winter weather this year. Lol! But, today is the last day of 50s weather, 20s and 30s the rest of the week. I’m hoping this is at least good news for my sinuses.

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 1:21 PM

Tasha- “The Shit Your Dad Says” was only my 2nd audio-book I ever completed as like you I really rather read my books than listen but this one holy hell-the one liners from his Dad through all stages of his life…..just freaking priceless.

Amy January 8, 2019 at 2:04 PM

Happy Tuesday ladies!! I don’t know about you guys, but I’m in the mood for a fruity martini…er, for tonight. Right. Because I would NEVER have a drink before noon. Nope. Not me. I’m thinking pear martinis sound delicious…

I’m not an audiobook person, but after Jenn’s reactions I’m thiiiiiiiis close to buying Sh!t My Dad Says to listen to. I think I could totally listen to an audiobook like that as opposed to a fiction book. Considering how hooked I am on podcasts right now, it just might work for me! :D

Amy January 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Back to SMDS, I remember reading one time where his dad said some guys hair looked like a couple of squirrels had been f%$#ing in it…LOL!!!!

Recipe and food talk…you know what is delicious in the Instant Pot? Collard greens. I cooked some pancetta using the sauté function in a little bit of olive oil, added chicken broth, red pepper flakes, and apple cider vinegar, cooked them and then let the pressure release slowly, and WOW. Yummmmmmy.

Amy January 8, 2019 at 2:14 PM

Last post and then I’m off to get my butt kicked by my trainer (who is angry with me for staying away for so long…I’m so screwed :? ). At least I’ll work off all of the crazy energy I’m feeling right now.

I just found this site and have no idea how any of us missed it for so long! Maryse makes the fabulous what-to-read-after and specific genre lists, but we often blow right through them and need more, right? Welllll, on this site you type in the name of a book and it will give you a TON of similar books: <———- 8-O

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 2:30 PM

Do it Amy-not to give them away as there are so many but one of my fave lines was…

“Sometimes life leaves a hundred-dollar bill on your dresser, and you don’t realize until later it’s because it fucked you.”

There were a few touching moments that got me too-just loved it!

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 2:31 PM

Yes Amy that was one…and I’m *giggling* just thinking about it again!

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 2:33 PM

OMG Amy how has that never come up and if it has HOW in the hell did WE (I) miss it. Definitely got put a few in there right now.

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 2:36 PM

Oh wait I also forgot to comment on your Pear Martini….I just had one of these for the first time ever on New Year’s Day. So deliciously good.

Nay January 8, 2019 at 2:56 PM

Jenn–Hmmm, it says, “based on true events”, so I’m not sure. Which challenge has YA non-fiction? I missed that.

Jenn January 8, 2019 at 3:06 PM

Nay-I read it wrong, it is actually (Read a YA or NA fiction) number 2 on the levels reading challenge….

Nay January 8, 2019 at 3:29 PM

So it should work for that! lol

Jan January 8, 2019 at 5:17 PM

Good morning all! *throws glitter* It’s Wednesday here. And I have a new grandson! That makes two now! Our run of males in this family just keeps on goin’! His name is Hugo and he has black hair and he’s just gorgeous. I’ve had my first cuddle :D I’m in love!

Happy reading, everyone.

Nay January 8, 2019 at 6:41 PM

Congrats, Jan–that’s great! Love the name Hugo!

R. Renee January 8, 2019 at 6:45 PM

Congrats Jan!!

Tasha J January 8, 2019 at 6:56 PM

Congratulations Jan! I love the name Hugo also. :)

Cheryl January 8, 2019 at 7:45 PM

Congrats Jan! So sweet!

Amy January 8, 2019 at 7:51 PM

Awwwwww congrats Jan!!! Give little Hugo (adorable name) snuggles from the blog family. :D

bev January 8, 2019 at 9:11 PM

Congratulations Jan!

Leslie M January 9, 2019 at 7:46 AM

Oooooh Jan, I love hearing about new babies. Especially cute, hairy, cuddly ones. :)

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 8:45 AM

Where is the best place to get swimsuits? I’m thinking about doing an indoor water park trip and they’re not in stores now, of course. I need a new one.

Maryse January 9, 2019 at 8:48 AM

I love Venus swimsuits. I used to only get mine from Victoria’s Secret but they stopped their swimsuits line. :(

Maryse January 9, 2019 at 8:52 AM

YAYYYYY JAN!!!!! I love babies so much. <3

Leslie M January 9, 2019 at 9:01 AM

Tasha, usually in the bigger city malls the department stores will have swimsuits all year long for the rich people who vacation in winter. Like Macy’s, Lord & Taylor. Do you have those stores near you? I don’t know if Target has theirs out yet. I hate that store as ours is always busy with wicked long lines.

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Thanks, Maryse! I’m looking now. There are quite a few so far that I’m interested in. I don’t like the built in bras though, so it’s a bit of a challenge finding 1 that has everything I like.

Leslie M January 9, 2019 at 9:05 AM

Duh! I dont even know where you live Tasha!! Because I live in the Northeast, I think that everyone does. Obvs, it depends where you are. I’m sure Maryse in Florida can get swimsuits anytime.

MichelleS January 9, 2019 at 9:09 AM

Congratulations Jan. New babies are just the best thing ever!

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 9:15 AM

I’m in Ohio, Leslie. There is nowhere good or close to shop here when it is suit season either, so I suppose it’s time to start finding a shop online that I like. They’re 1 of those things that almost need to be tried on first, so it’s hard. Also, my metabolism has FINALLY decided to catch up with me in recent years and I waited so long for the moment, it’s hard to find the motivation to fix some problem areas. Also hard for swim suit season. Lol

Jenn January 9, 2019 at 9:35 AM


Leslie M January 9, 2019 at 9:41 AM

Tasha, maybe you could use some athletic-wear in a pinch? I bet that stuff available in stores. I wore those running shorts that have attached undies inside (they remind me of mens bathing suits -same material) last summer and they worked great. Maybe sport bra/tank on top??

Maryse January 9, 2019 at 9:42 AM

I love collared greeeeeens!!!! YES I want to make this!!!

Maryse January 9, 2019 at 9:45 AM

I’m with you Tasha… I’ve started listening to so many fiction books (thrillers, romance) and I never finish them.

Self help books though, in audio? I LOVE those and listen to them intently, over and over again when I’m driving or doing house stuff…

I don’t know why I can listen to one genre and not another.

Maryse January 9, 2019 at 9:47 AM

Okay I need to listen to that audiobook too. I could use some laugh-out-loud funnies!

Michele G January 9, 2019 at 11:04 AM

Congrats to Jan on her new grandbaby!! Enjoy!

Tasha, I’m in St Louis and some of my friends have recently found swimsuits at TJ Maxx and Target FYI.

Tessa January 9, 2019 at 12:21 PM

Tasha, they are starting to come out. I don’t have one near me, but have you checked Walmart? I get mine there because I literally go through one swimsuit a year (kinda less actually).

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 12:33 PM

Oh, I like the look of Target’s too and they’re cheaper. I spent a lot on the last suit I got (4 whole years ago), that’s how often I change mine up. Lol

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 1:09 PM

I’m not sure I ever knew Josie Silver (author of One Day in December) that I really want to read, and a couple have said they really loved is also Kitty French/Kat French. Just makes me want to read it more. :)

Amy January 9, 2019 at 1:23 PM

Oh, I LOVE Venus swimsuits. They have a such a large selection for both styles and material plus coverups.

R. Renee January 9, 2019 at 1:24 PM

I get my swimsuits at Amazon no matter what time a year it is. I HATE shopping so I just get something with free returns and order several sizes. They’re usually so cheap I’ll end up keeping 2 since my top and bottom size tend to differ.

Maryse January 9, 2019 at 1:40 PM
Maryse January 9, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Steph!! Yup! Kylie Scott’s “Repeat” will be released in ebook on April 9th. :D

MichelleS January 9, 2019 at 4:53 PM

I’m with R.Renee – I get my swimsuits at Amazon. I know what brands I like & size.

MichelleS January 9, 2019 at 4:54 PM

I will not be divulging the size here, though. ;-)

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 5:05 PM

Lol, I’ll check Amazon out too then.
I’m reading My Oxford Year. The library said my loan had 2 days left, I’m not sure I knew it came in. I was intending to read something else at 1st, but am LOVING it. It’s just what I was in the mood for and didn’t even know it- can’t stop grinning!

Jan January 9, 2019 at 5:14 PM

Thank you everyone. Yeah, I love the name Hugo too. No one in the family has this name so it came as a complete surprise when they told us the name. And it’s great! They’re coming home today. All well. Yay!

Tasha, I feel you. Buying swimwear is UGH! Hope you find a suit you like.

Jan January 9, 2019 at 5:16 PM

Tasha, I’m supposed to be reading My Oxford Year too, for my January pick-for-me-challenge book over on goodreads. But I STUPIDLY STUPIDLY read a spoiler and now I can’t get started. Grrrr. i’m so annoyed at myself. Why did I click on that spoiler????????

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 5:29 PM

Oh no, I hate when that happens Jan. I can’t get myself to read many books because I’ve read too many detailed reviews an it ruins it for me.

Jenn January 9, 2019 at 5:30 PM

Oh no Jan I’m sorry-sometimes I think are clicking fingers have a mind of their own! I have not read it yet and have not read a single word about it so hopefully my clicking happy fingers will behave themselves

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 7:02 PM

Well, sh*t. Ella just described me (her Mom) to just about a T. Like it’s a bad thing. *pshh*

D.G. January 9, 2019 at 8:26 PM

Target here already has swimsuits out, Tasha. Seems like as soon as Christmas is over, the stores start stocking blow up pools and flip flops.

Well, lovelies…I finished The Wicked King….and I want MORE! This is exactly why I need a complete series and not one that is not complete. I have no clue how long before the next one comes out. I want it now. Like a spoiled brat *stomps foot*now.

Any other complete Fae series similar and just as good???

Jan January 9, 2019 at 8:34 PM

Oh yeah, the stores get their things in weeellllll before the season. I’ve been seeing hot cross buns and easter eggs in the supermarket. *checks date* Yup, it’s still early January. That’s just crazytown.

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 8:54 PM

Well, goes to show how much I shop in store anymore. I’ve not been anywhere but Kohl’s and a sporting store for clothing in a couple years, at least, now. Oh, local boutiques I suppose. Target is a little over an hour away here. I have to make a whole trip outta it.

Tasha J January 9, 2019 at 8:57 PM

Also, I’ve never had a hot cross bun. I wish we had them here, they sound delish. I thought for sure Easter stuff would be out now, but they’re doing Valentines first, at least. When I think of Easter, I think of the giant specialty chocoloate covered pb egg my Grandma always gave us. It’s that time, see, when one consumes all things chocolate and I can’t not obsess about it in any form. *dreamy sigh*

Jan January 10, 2019 at 12:10 AM

Mmm. Hot cross buns are yum. They’re kind of English I suppose, so maybe that’s why you guys don’t have them? Yeast buns full of sultanas. Really yummy toasted! But I try not to eat them except close to Easter LOL. But I’ll save some room for chocolate egg yumminess too ;)

Grey January 10, 2019 at 6:19 AM

Congratulations, Jan! A baby! A boy baby! Must be baby J’s influence sprinkling all thru the world! *Tosses extra blue glitter and confetti*

FLT:~ What sucked the most was that I, Francesca Rossi, had my entire future locked inside an unremarkable old wooden box. ~ The Kiss Thief by L.J. She

I literally just hit the download button, haven’t read a second yet, :lol: , but hopefully today at some point!

Sorry I’ve been so busy! Back to work and I started keto… So it’s been a little time consuming. Miss you all!

Jenn January 10, 2019 at 8:04 AM

Good Morning

FLT: Same as Grey
What sucked the most was that I, Francesca Rossi, had my entire future locked inside an unremarkable old wooden box. ~
The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

Can’t really say too much as I am in the first chapter- Hopefully tonight I’ll really be able to dig in. We have a snow storm going on with the advisory till 7 tonight. :-) Not looking forward to my ride home from work….

Tasha J January 10, 2019 at 9:26 AM

FLT- “Next!” My Oxford Year by Julia Whelan

Nay January 10, 2019 at 9:29 AM

I’m also copying/pasting:

“What sucked the most was that I, Francesca Rossi, had my entire future locked inside an unremarkable old wooden box.”
The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

I’m 5% in.

Hope everyone with snow stays safe!

Tessa January 10, 2019 at 11:51 AM

My eyes slowly slid from the storm brewing above us back to the charred remains of the club.
Becoming his Monster by Amelia Hutchins

It has already hurt my heart!

R. Renee January 10, 2019 at 11:54 AM

FLT: “The ancient Greeks believed that after death, all souls, whether good or bad, would descend to the underworld, the kingdom of Hades, deep in the earth, and dwell there for eternity,” Bailey read aloud, his eyes flying across the page. — Making Faces by Amy Harmon

Jan January 10, 2019 at 6:11 PM

FLT: “The moment the night came, gloomy, and bitter, and cold, the Joryeo Imperial Palace was regarded by those residing within its walls as a burial ground.” from The Man Who Won the World by O. E. Boroni

It’s a very different kind of historical romance cos it’s set in Korea in the 900s. (Yep, you read that right). Someone on here recced it ages ago (Nay, maybe???) and I’m finally gonna start it for a goodreads January challenge called Romance Across The Ages.

I can’t say what it’s like yet cos I’m just starting. Looks good, though. And very different.

Jan January 10, 2019 at 6:17 PM

Nay, did you say SNOW??? Here in Australia we’re having a really hot summer. We’ve already had one major heatwave, and another one is starting today, forecast to last for a week. Today it’s going to be a mere 37C (97 to you guys). But tomorrow, 42C (that’s about 107. Yup!) And in the next week, three days of 41 or 42, and the other days high 30s. We also have a major bushfire (wildfire) alert. My hubs and I plan to go for our morning walks very early each day, then pretty much stay inside with the house locked up and the cooler on, and plenty of cool drinks. Oh, and my kindle :D

Nay January 10, 2019 at 8:15 PM

Jan–that book wasn’t me. Maybe Tasha or Lisa? They both have it on their TBR. And yes, snow! We’re in the heart of winter here (although it was a warm 70 deg at my house a couple of days ago). Our Midwest states are supposed to get hit this weekend.

bev January 10, 2019 at 8:24 PM

Jan…..if you want a korean historical you could always do this with me?

Tasha J January 10, 2019 at 8:34 PM

I remember someone did rec. it, but not a regular commenter. Maybe Jennifer?

Jan January 10, 2019 at 9:23 PM

Hmm. Not sure why I thought it was Nay. A mystery. Oh well, so far it’s intriguing. H and h are still kids though, so no romance yet LOL.

bev, that looks pretty good, actually. Have you seen A Frozen Flower? Set in same place and time as the book I’m reading.

I’ve seen it on TV in Australia and it’s fantastic. Awesome and epic drama. GORGEOUS sets and costumes, a forbidden love story for the ages, also an mm relationship in the mix as well. Sad and beautiful and moving. Based on real historical characters. Highly recommend for you, bev.

Cheryl January 10, 2019 at 10:50 PM

Same. Copy/pasted. ;)

“What sucked the most was that I, Francesca Rossi, had my entire future locked inside an unremarkable old wooden box.”
The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

Also listening to Baller by Vi Keeland. I thought I had already read this one, but not on my GR list. Really enjoying it and almost done. I just love Hoopla!!!!

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