Latest Romance Book Releases – July 31st 2018

by Maryse on July 31, 2018 · 57 comments

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<— HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Lookit what JUST WENT LIVE!!! :D KRISTEN. ASHLEY!!!

Nay: I’m 11% in on Wild Like the Wind and I’m already LOVing it! Hound’s great, but when a Chaos book starts out with a decent dose of Tack Allen, I’m ALL in!

But that’s not the only one that has me squeeing. In fact, I’ve one-clicked quite a few, and I have no idea what I’m going to start next, but here are the ones that make me extra excited:

MY MINI BLURB JOLT LIST: Wild Like the Wind (Kristen Ashley’s latest biker book!), My Oxford Year (recent release that’s on super-sale and I keep hearing how AMAZING this book is – teacher-student and will rip my heart out? Yup, I one-clicked!), Sunshine and the Stalker (recent release that Tessa found for us and that I totally missed last month. It sounds creepy and forbiddeny – K. Webster, so you get an idea – and well… I’m intrigued!), Ravensong (T.J. KLUNE’S LATEST in his werewolf series that had SO MANY going crazy a year or so ago!!!), Roughing the Kicker (SHE is in the NFL!!!!! And she’s got to deal with the guy that broke her heart… AND!! Don’t forget to check out her guest post today ➔ Eden Butler’s Top 5 Swoony Books To Read Over and Over), I Am Grey (gave me a total blurb jolt… I can’t quite get a handle on this synopsis but I know I want to read this badly) and one from yesterday’s list: Butterface (she isn’t considered pretty but she’s getting attention from a sexy cop that she has a crush on)…

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest review (and yesterday’s earlybirds!!):

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).

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS!

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  1. Playboy by Katy Evans
  2. Wild Like the Wind by Kristen Ashley
  3. The Child Thief by Bella Forrest
  4. Confessions: Julien: Confessions Series, Book 2 by Ella Frank
  5. Hating You, Loving You by Crystal Kaswell
  6. Taste of Torment: Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 3 by Suzanne Wright
  7. A Weekend Affair by Noelle Vella
  8. Protecting Kiera: SEAL of Protection Series, Book 9 by Susan Stoker
  9. Because You’re Mine by Claire Contreras
  10. Untamed: Irresistible Bachelors, Book 9 by Lauren Landish
  11. Born to Be Wilde: The Wildes of Lindow Castle by Eloisa James
  12. Straight up Love: The Boys of Jackson Harbor, Volume 2 by Lexi Ryan
  13. Single Dad’s Hostage: A Fake Marriage Romance by Penelope Bloom
  14. Bedfellows by Lola Leighton
             

 

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)

  • My Oxford Year: A Novel by Julia Whelan <— OMG!!!! RECENT RELEASE IS SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED & it sounds SO GOOD!! I one clicked it!!!

Amy: My Oxford Year (teacher-student drama!)… is on sale… Oh, you KNOW My Oxford Year was an immediate click for me. I had seen buzz for it before it was released, but the price made me a bit hesitant. But as soon as I saw it was on sale…CLICK!  :D

Cheryl: My Oxford Year scares me; to be compared to Jo Jo Moyes and Nicholas Sparks and a “heartbreaking story.” Think I’ll wait for someone else to guinea pig it and let me know. *whispers I think it’s one of “those” books*

Maryse: That just makes me want to read it more.

Michele: This book was a 5 star fave for me!! It is one of “those” books but I thought it was done very well! So worth reading!!

  • Playboy by Katy Evans <— KATY EVANS LATEST RELEASE & Lisa M HAS FEEDBACK for us!!
Lisa M: I finished Playboy by Katy Evans yesterday. Could not put it down. I freaking love her writing style. Hooks me every book!!
Kandace: I am blaming you all for my lack of sleep. I fell down the rabbit hole of the Mafia and his Angel. I’m half way through book 3. When I first started I wasn’t sure but the more I kept reading the more consumed I became with their story. My kids are camping with my parents. I was suppose to organize the house while they were gone instead my wrist hurts from holding my kindle for endless hours and I haven’t cleaned anything. My husband keeps giving me *SIDE EYES*. I may have to lock myself in the bathroom so I can finish without his glaring looks at me. *sigh*. Thanks for the rec, girls!
  • Sunshine and the Stalker by Dani René and K. Webster <— K. WEBSTER STALKER ALERT!!!! Tessa found one that she’s unsure she wants to read so who wants to guinea pig this one? I think it’ll be me. ;) :P

Tessa: Alright, I found a blurb that sounded so me I really wanted to read it. A really awkward woman and a stalker guy. Except, he’s in his 40s and she’s 18. WHYYYYYY? Needless to say, I stopped after only two chapters when I found out their age. However, it did come recommended so if anyone is not like me with issues, then try it out. Erm, so the book had an actual title. *blushes* Sunshine and the Stalker by Dani René and K. Webster.

Amy: Tessa…I don’t have those type of issues and even *I* don’t think I could read that one. A barely-legal teenager and a grown-a$$ man stalking her? *shakes head*

Maryse: For me it’s not the age so much that worries me, since I love crazy stalker-books (and we know stalkers have no “reasoning” and are crazy-scary, so it would be fair to assume in this case too). I’m tempted because I love reading and exploring “how they tick” … and the scary stuff that comes with it.

  • If I Wake by Nikki Moyes <— TEAR-JERKER ALERT!! Tessa LOVED it!
Tessa: Oh, FYI to anyone who likes emotional YA with time travel-ish. I finished my TBR challenge If I Wake by Nikki Moyes last night and OMG, it’s everything I’m usually looking for in a book. Its concept was different and unique, my heart ACHED a lot, and it all felt real. Seriously, though, there were major tears at one point. Big heads up on that.
    

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN NEW RELEASES

  1. Cathian (The Vorge Crew Book 1) by Laurann Dohner <— LAURANN DOHNER ALERT!! “…When Nara Barns and her tiny crew find themselves with a choice between jail or the sex-slave auction block, it’s an easy choice. Especially when they plan to escape their buyers as soon as possible, anyway. Even better, Nara’s buyer wants her for just six days, long enough to get him through his heat until women from his planet can come to his aid. Six days and then freedom? Sign her up...”
  2. A Cage of Moonlight (Dark Fae Academy Book 1) by Jenna Wolfhart
  3. The Blackstone She-Bear: Blackstone Mountain Book 7 by Alicia Montgomery
  4. A Wolf Apart (The Legend of All Wolves) by Maria Vale
  5. Brant: Science Fiction Romance (Enigma Series Book 11) by Ditter Kellen
  6. Ravensong (Green Creek Book 2) by T.J. Klune <— T.J. KLUNE M/M ROMANCE WEREWOLVES ALERT!!! “…they faced the beast together as a pack… and won. Now, a year later, Gordo has found himself once again the witch of the Bennett pack. Green Creek has settled after the death of Richard Collins, and Gordo constantly struggles to ignore Mark and the song that howls between them. But time is running out…”
  7. Infernal: A Dark Paranormal Romance (The Marked Saga Book 4) by Bianca Scardoni
  8. Aimless Witch (Questing Witch Series Book 1) by Shannon Mayer
  9. Hunted: Katieran Prime by KD Jones
  10. Don’t Stop Bewitching: A Happily Everlasting World Novel (Bewitchingly Ever After Book 1) by Mandy M. Roth
  11. The Krinar’s Obsession: Krinar World Novella by Melody Dawn
  12. True Light (From the Stars Book 1) by G. Bailey
  13. Submission Games (A Krinar World Novella) by Francesca Baez
  14. Phoenixash: A Reverse Harem Romance (The Rogue Witch Book 4) by KT Strange
  15. Taken (The Condemned Series Book 2) by Alison Aimes <— “Run-away breeder Ava Davies only wanted to live life on her own terms. Now she’s captive in a labor camp deep within Dragath25’s core, a sweltering maze of caves overrun by brutal prisoners-turned-slaves. Her only chance for survival? Appeasing the leader of the most powerful subterranean gang: a man from her past with his own score to settle…”
  16. Shades of Darkness by Nora Ash
  17. Edge of Nowhere by Felicia Davin
               

 

CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES

  1. Wild Like the Wind (Chaos Book 6) by Kristen Ashley <— KRISTEN ASHLEY ALERT!!!! “…Hound has a secret. He fell in love with a woman years ago. She’s untouchable. Unattainable. And even when her status changes, for Hound, it remains the same. Keely Black had it all early and lost it all not long after. Thrown into an abyss of loss and grief, she’s faced a life of raising two sons alone and battling the rage at all that had been ripped from them. And why. Words spoken in anger open Hound’s and Keely’s eyes. For Hound, he sees he’s wasted his life loving the wrong woman. Keely sees she’s wasting her life not opening herself to the love of a good man.”
  2. Protected: A Masters and Mercenaries Novella by Lexi Blake
  3. Shadow’s Bane (Dorina Basarab) by Karen Chance
  4. Sweatpants Season by Danielle Allen
  5. CW Boys: Tell Me No Lies by C. Shell <— STARTING THE NEW YEAR WITH A HEARTACHE... “...I wasn’t supposed to start the New Year being single with my heart broken into a million jagged pieces, and yet, that is precisely what I’m dealing with. Dex might have hurt me, but I’ll be damned if I let his betrayal define me. Besides, I’ve got other things to deal with…”
  6. At Midnight: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 4) by Blair Babylon <— SERIES CONTINUATION (The Princess’s bodyguard alert!!) “…Dozens of military personnel, maybe hundreds, surrounded them, trying to kidnap Flicka. The only way out was with mercenaries hired by Raphael’s father. But Raphael’s father has other plans for them...”
  7. The Scarlet Affair (Blackwood Security Book 10) by Elise Noble
  8. The Case of the Sexy Shakespearean (The Middlemark Mysteries Book 1) by Tara Lain
  9. Hate to Crave You by Bella Love-Wins
  10. Reese (Sinners and Saints Book 2) by Piper Davenport
  11. Have Me: A mafia romance (Collateral Book 3) by LP Lovell
  12. Roughing the Kicker (Saints and Sinners Book 1) by Eden Butler <— EDEN BUTLER ALERT!! SHE’S THE NEW NFL KICKER (YES… SHE!!!!)… “…The NFL. A pro career. All eyes on the league’s new kicker. Millions of people expecting her to fail. But Reese wasn’t a novelty and the spot she landed on the New Orleans Steamers was one she planned to keep. With her teammates giving her hell and the world doubting her every move, Reese will have to fight harder than anyone else to make her dream a reality. Even if that means following the lead of Quarterback Ryder Glenn —the only man who brought her to the edge of ecstasy and the depths of heartbreak…” P.S. Don’t forget to check out her guest post today ➔ Eden Butler’s Top 5 Swoony Books To Read Over and Over
  13. Beyond the Bases by Kaylee Ryan
  14. JOKER: An Evil Dead MC Story (The Evil Dead MC Series Book 9) by Nicole James
  15. In High Cotton: Neely Kate Mystery #2 by Denise Grover Swank
  16. What Happens at Con: A Geek Girl Rom Com (Fandom Hearts Book 4) by Cathy Yardley
  17. Half Empty (First Wives Series Book 2) by Catherine Bybee
  18. Maneuver (Men of Inked: Southside Book 1) by Chelle Bliss <— CHELLE BLISS ALERT!! HE OFFERS HER AND HER BABY A PLACE TO STAY…No money, no phone, and abandoned on the streets of Chicago. With my baby in my arms, I wander into a bar in a shady neighborhood and ask to use their phone. When my father turns us away and completely disowns me, the bar owner, and total hottie, offers us a place to stay…no strings attached…”
  19. Forever Guarded: Forever Bluegrass #10 by Kathleen Brooks
  20. Asp (Guardian Shadow World Book 2) by Kris Michaels
  21. Rogue Rapids (Redemption Mountain Historical Western Romance Book 11) by Shirleen Davies
  22. Called to Protect (Blue Justice Book #2) by Lynette Eason
  23. Love Me Tender, Love You Hard (Cooking With SEALs Book 1) by Sharon Hamilton
  24. Wounded Hearts by Julia Sykes <— HER ONE NIGHT STAND SHOWS UP AGAIN… “…Another night flirting with strangers; another night pretending I wasn’t desperately lonely. I met a man with pain in his eyes and lies on his lips. A man even more isolated and damaged than I was. For one passionate night, we held together the broken pieces of each other’s souls. When he shows up in my life months later, it can’t be coincidence…”
  25. Wounded Hearts by Elle James
  26. Anything For Us (The Hunter Brothers Book 3) by Lola StVil
  27. Born to Be Wilde: The Wildes of Lindow Castle by Eloisa James
  28. Double or Nothing (Shepherdsville Book 3) by Shawna Lynn Brooks
  29. Love, Loss & Baseball by Audrey Ravine
  30. I Am Grey by Jane Washington <— OH MY THIS SOUNDS AMAZING!!! Me and you. It’ll never happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not five years from now. Not when some idiot breaks your heart, or when you realise what your little sundresses do to everyone. Not when you’re thirty, not when you’re fifty. I’m going to push your limits, break you down, make you cry, and in the end … I’ll save you.
  31. Hacker Revelation (White Hat Security Book 5) by Linzi Baxter
  32. Covet (Vegas Sins Series Book 2) by Rosanna Leo
  33. Tightrope: Book 2 by Maddie Wade
  34. Dune Drive (The Chesapeake Diaries Book 12) by Mariah Stewart
  35. Puck Drop (Utah Fury Hockey Book 1) by Brittney Mulliner
  36. Mr Unforgettable: Lost Boys #3 by Karina Bliss
  37. Besotted (Beguiling Bachelors Book 4) by Madison Michael
  38. Bad Days (Four Days Book 3) by A. S. Kelly
  39. Darkest Night (Wired & Dangerous) by Megan Erickson
  40. The Protector: Games People Play by HelenKay Dimon
  41. Wanting You (Hollywood Heat) by Leslie A. Kelly
                                      

 

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

  1. Forget You, Ethan: An Enemies to Lovers Romance by Whitney G. August 3rd 2018
  2. The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting – August 7th 2018
  3. Rush by Samantha Towle – August 7th 2018
  4. The Simple Wild: A Novel by K.A. Tucker - August 7th 2018
  5. Good Luck with That by Kristan Higgins - August 7th 2018
  6. Bad Man: A Novel by Dathan Auerbach - August 7th 2018
  7. As Dust Dances by Samantha Young – August 7th 2018
  8. It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Kylie Scott - August 7th 2018
  9. Fighting for What’s His (Warrior Fight Club) by Laura Kaye - August 7th 2018
  10. His True Queen (Smoke & Mirrors Duology Book 2) by Jodi Ellen Malpas - August 7th 2018
  11. Tailspin by Sandra Brown - August 7th 2018
  12. Serpentine (Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter) by Laurell K. Hamilton - August 7th 2018
  13. Catwoman: Soulstealer (DC Icons Series) by Sarah J. Maas - August 7th 2018
  14. Too Bad So Sad (The Simple Man Series Book 5) by Lani Lynn Vale – August 8th 2018
             

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{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Ela July 31, 2018 at 6:53 AM

So many shinies! I’ll try and not read through the retreat… Robin, you’ve been warned…

Nay July 31, 2018 at 7:01 AM

Good morning! Wow! There are some awesome looking books on the list that are making me clickety-click! I’m definitely reading My Oxford Year and the K. Webster one asap.

I’m 11% in on Wild Like the Wind and I’m already LOVing it! Hound’s great, but when a Chaos book starts out with a decent dose of Tack Allen, I’m ALL in!

Leslie M July 31, 2018 at 7:17 AM

I just finished my July PFM book and it was most major cliffy ever!!! I am in shock. Can’t say too much ’cause spoilers but totally giving Paula stink eye (for picking it) AND Nay (for not warning me).

Its book 2 in The Illusion series by D. KELLY.

*crawls in blankie fort to process my feelings*

Leslie M July 31, 2018 at 7:18 AM

*pouts and wishes I was going to retreat*

Nay July 31, 2018 at 7:35 AM

Sorry, Leslie!

I’m really surprised these books didn’t cause more of an uproar. Of course, I will say that when I was loving it and telling you how much I loved it (when I sent you my OMG!!!!!!! message), I had NO idea what was going to happen. Still, I should have remembered to tell you after I found out what the cliffy led to. I’m a baaaad reading buddy–Sorry, sorry, sorry!!!!!!

Leslie M July 31, 2018 at 7:50 AM

Unexpected twists in romances almost always end up a book fail for me. :(

Grey July 31, 2018 at 8:22 AM

What the what? That book title up there… Aca- ‘scuse me… *I* am Grey. Hmph. *throws glitter and stomps to the blankie fort*

Nay July 31, 2018 at 8:26 AM

OMG, I was reading through the list, looking for what Grey was talking about, and saw ‘she isn’t considered pretty’ and thought the title said ‘Buttface’! lol

Ela July 31, 2018 at 8:57 AM

Leslie, what’s the book? Oh wait, I’ll go on GR.

Ela July 31, 2018 at 8:58 AM

Wasn’t there supposed to be another few PNR’s coming out today???? Asking for myself.

Nay July 31, 2018 at 9:02 AM

I already messaged you about them, Ela.

Grey July 31, 2018 at 9:21 AM

And *this* is how rumors get started… Maryyyyyse, Nay called me a butt face!

Maryse July 31, 2018 at 9:24 AM

*snort* :P

bev July 31, 2018 at 9:53 AM

Have you guys heard of ASMR? I just did a few weeks ago.

“Autonomous sensory meridian response is an experience characterized by a static-like or tingling sensation on the skin that typically begins on the scalp and moves down the back of the neck and upper spine.”

It’s suppose to help people relax and fall asleep. I guess it really popular right now.

Of course I found out through kpop because it’s popular for idols to make videos.

This one cracks me up. Aren’t these supposed to be the sounds that annoy us when someone does it in your ear?

Ok, try it. Put on head phones maybe close eyes and see if it relaxes you or not…..especially with this video choice.

https://youtu.be/zCbuhkjvIJE

MichelleS July 31, 2018 at 10:07 AM

OMG OMG OMG …. Ravensong is out finally! Mine mine mine. And a new Chaos novel? Mine! What a great book day.

MichelleS July 31, 2018 at 10:09 AM

“Decent dose of Tack Allen”.,., oh Lordy, what a Tease! Fanning self…

bev July 31, 2018 at 10:40 AM

I always have the urge to one click KA. Seriously, want to start reading right now. BUT. I feel like just reading the blurb I know how this book will play out. Then I just start skimming or dnf.

Tasha J July 31, 2018 at 12:05 PM

I haven’t read since All Your Perfects, no time. I did just watch Laggies on Netflix- good movie! And I was skimming to see what else is new (or not new, I don’t watch much), but I saw Meteor Garden and thought of you, Bev. Have you seen it?

Tessa July 31, 2018 at 1:21 PM

Bev, I found out about ASMR about a year ago from my sister-in-law. She was seeing who it affected. Some people aren’t and some are, and some are more affected than others. It can be relaxing or arousing, depending on the person. *shrugs* My brother and I are both affected. She and my niece weren’t. lol It creeped my niece out.

I had I am Grey on my KU to get as soon as it comes out since it was announced. I get everything by Jane Washington. She usually does PNR, but the blurb… I’m honestly not sure what type of book it is.

Tessa July 31, 2018 at 1:28 PM

So… tomorrow we announce the best of July and I have to start figuring that out now. I have 8 in my Best of Best. The most EVER. I’ve had months of one or none, and some of two or three… but 8? I was SOOOO lucky this month! :)

Robyn July 31, 2018 at 1:39 PM

Hi everyone!

**throws a huge glitter bomb!** It’s Christmas in July!! So many beauties that came out over the last few days!

Ravensong! I fell in love at Wolfsong. This is gonna rock!

Wild Like the Wind- I can’t wait to dig into the Chaos world again. Love me some Tack Allen.

A Wolf Apart by Maria Vale- I loved the first book. The story was told in a way not usual for a wolf book. It was more real.

I am Grey- this sounds like something happened to the h and she was in a hospital or some sort to recover. She gets out and meets the H, who may be her doctor? Idk, maybe I’m projecting to much, but I’m going to read it and find out!

Roughing the Kicker- a woman kicker in the NFL? How fun is that, plus the quarterback is after you? This could be a fun romp! And naughty cuz it’s Eden Butler!

Kate Stewart’s Someone Else’s Ocean- this sounds like an angsty tearjerker. Have to save that for when I’m in that mood.

Robyn is going to be one busy and happy girl for the next few weeks! Yay!

bev July 31, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Tasha, I haven’t but I want to. I don’t have Netflix….though I guess I could look in other places for it. It is a new Chinese remake of Boys Over Flowers. I have watched that (the Korean one) I marathoner it. Could. Not. Stop. It’s kinda crazy and rambling And tons of plot holes. And not really that good. I’m not sure I liked it. Lol. But want to try the remakes which there are a few of. Lol.

Tessa that is interesting. Most haven’t had too much of an effect. I like some of the taps and scratches.
Oh now it’s making me think of Stan with the rain and pencil. Ha. Not the most relaxing of songs.

So I watched this like 50 second clip of Taemin (kpop) making up a dance as a song plays which led me to listening to the song (Scottish singer) this am. I love that Korea lead me to Scotland. Especially since im so slow with picking up popular songs. Watch the dance he is beautiful and I wish I could just turn on a song and dance like that.

https://youtu.be/SQN8GNj_UAU

I should of stuck to my tbr. I tried that Wake up Call book. I liked the premise. The start was good but …. By like the second call they are having phone sex and feeling all the feels for each other and then by like 50% it felt like the main conflict was absolved so …..DNF. Back to my 2 book the.

And that is my ramble for the day.

R. Renee July 31, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Ela, it’s a book lover’s retreat. Read away!

I WANT RAVENSONG!! But *I* don’t have time to read at the retreat! :-/

Nay July 31, 2018 at 3:49 PM

I need to read Wolfsong. I think I’ll plan to read it next.

bev July 31, 2018 at 5:05 PM

Do you make blanket forts?

Jackie July 31, 2018 at 5:51 PM

Bummer-it looks like I missed out on My Oxford Year. I do a lot of audio books and Julia Whelen is one of my favorite narrators. I may have to hear some feedback and just to the audio routes-I sure she does a great narration of her own book.

Donna July 31, 2018 at 9:57 PM

*waves akwardly*
It appears that I really must read Wolfsong…

R. Renee July 31, 2018 at 10:04 PM

Yes Donna! All the yesses!

Jan August 1, 2018 at 4:59 AM

Yes Nay and Donna. You do need to read Wolfsong!

Like everyone else I’m excited about Ravensong and also the new Kristen Ashley book. *throws glitter, balloons and streamers* Yaayyy!

And now Robyn I can see I’m gonna hafta check out the Maria Vale wolf books too.

I’m still reading and liking Binding 13. Can’t get My Oxford Year in Australia yet, but I’m adding it to the list!

Melinda August 1, 2018 at 6:24 AM

I’m reading atm Miss February book 2 by Karen Cimms. It really good.

Tummy twisting good. Book 1 ok, but this is good. Recommended by Paula.

But I didn’t like Wolfsong, read halfway and gave up. Just wasn’t for me.
Hides in Bevs blanky forte from the peanuts.

But the first thing I did, was look at the book about Grey. Thinking it was a joke.
Then one clicked it. Why not?

Melinda August 1, 2018 at 6:25 AM

Sorry it’s Mrs February.

Tessa August 1, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Alright, everyone! Best of July time.

I was torn. But this one stood out amongst the 8.

The Morning Star by Debra Dunbar was the end of The Imp series, but it ended so perfectly, and I actually cried because the series is over. Yes, I loved it that much. It probably had the most heart of the whole series and there were some truly touching moments in the midst of all the drama and action. The end was probably the best of the series.

The other seven were:
If I Wake by Nicki Moyes
The Peer and the Puppet by BB Reid
Strength by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington
Shiver by Suzanne Wright
Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren (Seriously, everything this woman writes is a mind messery book)
Claiming the Dragon King by Amelia Hutchins
Black Crown (The Darkest Drae) by Raye Wagner
Iron and Magic by Ilona Andrews

See! Lucky month. If I get even half that this month, I’ll still be lucky. (Though I totally expect Magic Triumphs to be one. It’s the end of the Kate Daniels series).

Tessa August 1, 2018 at 9:56 AM

hrm… apparently 9 and I can’t count? *shrugs*

R. Renee August 1, 2018 at 10:18 AM

I did a re-read of RUSH so that’s a given! As far as new (to me) books, Waking Olivia by Elizabeth O’Roark.

Leslie M August 1, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Tessa, isn’t it awful when a series you love so much comes to an end? I cried so hard at the end of Addicted/Calloway Sisters series because it was over AND I felt like I had been through so much with the characters. *wipes away tear*

Tessa August 1, 2018 at 12:25 PM

Exactly. It’s the tenth book and it just hurt to know that I couldn’t be in their heads anymore. She’s gonna write a few “in their world” books but it isn’t the same as the central characters. I might end up that devastated after Magic Breaks for the same reason. I don’t want the series to ever end.

Tessa August 1, 2018 at 12:29 PM

I DNF’d I Am Grey. *sighs* I LOVE her other books, but this just didn’t work for me. I have read all her other books, but this one was just boring. :( Oh well.

Grey August 1, 2018 at 1:37 PM

Wanna know why, Tessa? *whispers* it’s because.. *I* am Grey… And I am not a butt face, no matter what Nay says about me. Hmph, *tosses glitter* *spins on heel* *grabs Godiva and runs to the blankie fort*

Leslie M August 1, 2018 at 2:30 PM

I am Grey makes me think of Groot from Marvel movies “I am Groot”. Hee hee

Tessa August 1, 2018 at 3:27 PM

And you aren’t boring, Grey!

Leslie M August 1, 2018 at 6:47 PM

July fave for me was All Your Perfects by CoHo. But I also loved Rainy Day Friends by Jill Shalvis and Bountiful by Sarina Bowen.

bev August 1, 2018 at 6:52 PM

Ok, I’ve never heard of these books before. Sounds kind of…um..odd, lol.
https://dearauthor.com/book-reviews/overall-a-reviews/a-reviews/review-heartsick-by-dia-reeves/

But then I was thinking of how odd some books sound until you read them and accept that world.

Has anyone read these?

Leslie M August 1, 2018 at 7:22 PM

Bev, I thought you were responding to my post and I was giving you a big DUH! Of course you know CoHo, Jill Shalvis & Sarina Bowen. Whoops!

Anyway, I have never heard of any of those. *shrugs*

Jan August 2, 2018 at 4:04 AM

OK best of July time. My fav out of the new books was Simple Faith by Susan Fanetti. I liked it but only gave it three and a half to four stars. Didn’t read any new 4 or 5 stars this month :(

If we’re counting rereads, I did a few. Best one was a traditional HR – Arabella by Georgette Heyer. Also enjoyed rereading Nia Forrester’s The Fall.

Cheryl August 2, 2018 at 6:57 AM

Good morning!! I’m back to work for our summer program and acting as chauffeur for my daughter’s Forensics program. Need to catch up on comments. Started Roughing the Kicker. The premise reminds me of another book I read where the h was a college football kicker. Can’t think of the name right now…

bev August 2, 2018 at 11:52 AM

Leslie wouldn’t that be funny if I hadn’t? Like if I just hung out here but had never read any of the books, lol.

Jean August 2, 2018 at 1:42 PM

FLT: I sigh into the welcoming silence, grateful for the chance to escape—even if only momentarily—from the mindsuck of meaningless conversations on the other side of the door. (Driven by K. Bromberg)

Can’t believe I waited so long to read this one. It’s like our old school books! Loving it!

Nay August 2, 2018 at 2:12 PM

FLT:

“Hound sat on his couch in his wife beater with his hand down the front of his jeans, staring at the TV, when the knock came at the door.”
Wild Like the Wind by Kristen Ashley

bev August 2, 2018 at 2:16 PM

FLT:

“Love and Other Train Wrecks” by Leah Konen -

“THE TRAIN ISN’T AS ROMANTIC AS I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE.”

bev August 2, 2018 at 2:17 PM

That made me laugh Nay.

How is it? It is really hard for me not to click on it.

Nay August 2, 2018 at 2:18 PM

Jean–I remember loving Driven and Colton so much back when I had finished a bunch of KA and was jonesing for more alphas. This reminds me that I still need to read 6 books in that series.

Tessa August 2, 2018 at 4:12 PM

FLT:
My mother is on her knees in our living room.
The Prince (Spy Girl 1) by Julian Dodd

Jan August 2, 2018 at 5:40 PM

Ha ha Nay. Made me laugh too. I’m reading mixed reviews and feel a bit nervous :/ but I will read it and decide for myself. Just haven’t gotten to it yet.

I’m still reading the mighty Binding 13. Still liking it, but just been busy and not as much time to read. I think I did that FLT last week LOL.

Amy August 2, 2018 at 8:33 PM

It’s Thursday, so obviously I’m totally late to the Tuesday release fun. No reason, just…life. *shrug*

I was debating reading (and even “cracked” open) Someone Else’s Ocean, but I think my mood right now is more suited to My Oxford Year. When I read SEO, I want to give it the best shot without my mood messing it up, ya know? Sooooo…

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

Not as giggle-inducing as Nay’s or as 8-O as Tessa’s, but there it is. ;)

Amy August 2, 2018 at 8:35 PM

Okay ladies, my verdict on Ghosted:

Wait for it to go on sale.

Is it great and worth the price? *I* don’t think so. Is it good and worth buying at a lower price? Most definitely.

Nay August 2, 2018 at 8:43 PM

I was wondering what everyone was laughing at–duh!

And I just saw your question, bev. It’s great so far. I just haven’t had time to read, so I’m still at 50%. I’ll give an update about what I think when I finish.

Leslie M August 2, 2018 at 8:50 PM

FLT:

“I’m sorry. I forgot to call you. I’m not going to be able to go to lunch today.”

The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland

and

My dad was a lot taller than my mother – I mean a lot.

Love and Other Word by Christina Lauren

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