Latest Romance Book Releases – June 12th 2018

by Maryse on June 12, 2018 · 84 comments

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HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! :D  So… last week’s was a little bit of confusion. ;) Here I was, so excited about the awesome list and all the books on it that were making me *squirrel* and it was a day of book-glitches.

Between books being accidentally deleted, and a few other book-clicking glitches (inaccessible release pages), well… *sigh* In fact, the majority of selections on my blurb jolt list were unavailable for practically an entire day. *ooooooof* But now we have a do-over! Let’s hope this week is back to normal, and we can get excited about this release day again! ;) ‘Cause it’s a good one, too!

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest three posts (2 giveaways!!):

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. Ocean Light: Psy-Changeling Trinity Series, Book 2 by Nalini Singh
  2. Ain’t She a Peach by Molly Harper
  3. Ace of Hearts by Chantal Fernando
  4. Venom in the Veins by Jennifer Estep
  5. Stand & Deliver: Men of Haven by Rhenna Morgan
  6. The Start of Something Good by Jennifer Probst
  7. Midnight Mass: Priest, Volume 2 by Sierra Simone
  8. Hideaway: Devil’s Night Series, Book 2 by Penelope Douglas
  9. Tempting Tristan: Tristan Brewer: Harborside Nights by Melissa Foster
  10. The Girl in the Moss Loreth Anne White



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)

  • The Ribbon Duet by Pepper Winters <— BOOK HANGOVER OF YOUR LIFE!!! BEST OF 2018???!!! Stacey was BLOWN AWAY!!!!! Ooooooooh I CAN’T WAIT TO READ THIS DUET. WHAT AM I WAITING FOR???
Stacey: Finished “The Boy and His Ribbon” and also “A Girl and Her Ren” last night and let me say….WOW……just…..there really are no words. Book hangover of your life. BEST OF 2018. It has been years since a book gave me all the feels that this one did and these words still feel inadequate to describe this book… Ill just say this…..This book sneaks its way into your soul, grabs a hold, rips it out, and doesnt let go. I can tell it is one of those books that stays with you literally FOREVER.
  • Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas <— AWESOME TWIST!! I LOVED this one, and Kelli recommends it, too!
Kelli: I wanted to comment on a book that I just read over the weekend, “Dangerous Girls.” Yes, this book is older but I read your review, one-clicked it and literally read the book in one sitting. I was completely blown away by the ending, the book really messed with me in a way that I can’t describe. The entire book had me trying to guess the ending and then at the end, with the final twist, I was completely stunned.
  • Once Upon A Time: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 1) by Blair Babylon <— THE REAL PRINCESS RUNNING AWAY FROM HER PRINCE… & THE BODYGUARD THAT SAVES HER… FREE TODAY!!! The latest release in this series is live (below), so book #1 is free. :) “…the beautiful princess had had enough of the cheating prince, and she ran away. The prince didn’t want to let her go. He couldn’t take his throne without her and sent henchmen to take her back to the castle. Her worried royal brother sent people to look for her, too. The prince threatened her...”
  • The Bride Series by D. Doyle <— THESE JUST SUCK YOU IN! JulieO recommends it!
JulieO: A week or two ago I read on your blog a message from someone, can’t remember her name, that she read THE BRIDE SERIES BY S. DOYLE.  Sounded interesting so looked it up and ordered the first one.  Read that one and onto the second.  Before I know it I have read all 5 books in the series in a day and a half.  They are kind of captivating. They are sweet, humorous, good writing, the h is a strong female character and the H is a guy that every woman would love to be involved with.  The setting is in Montana on a ranch.  The storytelling and the story just suck you in.  Yes there is romance and sex.  Not the kind that goes on for pages.  Just really enjoyed and will keep an eye out for more of this authors books.
  • Full Tilt by Emma Scott <— ONE OF MY 5-STAR FAVORITES is free today! OMG MY HEART!!! P.S. Here’s my Book Review ”…Jonah Fletcher is running out of time. He knows his situation is hopeless, and he’s vowed to make the most of the handful of months he has left to him. His plans include seeing the opening of his glass installation at a prestigious art gallery…they do not include falling in love with a wild, tempestuous rock musician who wound up passed out on his couch...”



  1. A Reaper at the Gates (An Ember in the Ashes) by Sabaa Tahir
  2. Venom in the Veins: An Elemental Assassin Book by Jennifer Estep <— JENNIFER ESTEP ALERT!!It was supposed to be a nice, quiet, simple dinner with friends—but nothing is ever nice, quiet, or simple when you’re Gin Blanco, the Spider, notorious assassin and current queen of the Ashland underworld…”
  3. Marked (Mated Book 3) by Stephanie Morris
  4. Magnus: A Time Travel Romance (Mists of Albion Book 4) by Joanna Bell
  5. Maple’s Strong Alpha: Bad Alpha Dads (Denver Troubles Book 1) by McKayla Schutt
  6. Knockout: A What Doesn’t Kill You World Romantic Mystery (Ava Book 3) by Pamela Fagan Hutchins
  7. The Summons: A Selkie Tale by Marj W. Ivancic
  8. Secrets (The Rune Trilogy Book 1) by E.H. Demeter
  9. Ocean Light (Psy-Changeling Trinity) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!! “…Kaia Luna may have traded in science for being a chef, but she won’t hide the facts of Bo’s condition from him or herself. She’s suffered too much loss in her life to fall prey to the dangerous charm of a human who is a dead man walking. And she carries a devastating secret Bo could never imagine…bBut when Kaia is taken by those who mean her deadly harm, all bets are off. Bo will do anything to get her back...”
  10. Jinn’s Dominion (Desert Cursed Series Book 3) by Shannon Mayer
  11. Once Bitten (Guardians of the Dark Book 2) by Bianca D’Arc
  12. Cursed Heart (The Siren Coven) by Kim Loraine



  1. More Than Words by Mia Sheridan <— MIA SHERIDAN ALERT!! ONE UPON A TIME SHE THOUGHT HE WAS HER PRINCE… “…Years later, everyone knows who Callen Hayes is. Famous composer. Infamous bad boy. What no one knows is that Callen’s music is now locked deep inside, trapped behind his own inner demons. It’s only when he withdraws to France to drink his way through the darkness that Callen stumbles into the one person who makes the music return. Jessica. His Jessie. And she still tastes of fresh, sweet innocence . . . even as she sets his blood on fire. But they don’t belong in each other’s worlds anymore. There are too many mistakes. Too many secrets...”
  2. Walk With Me (Small Town Bachelor Romance Book 4) by Abby Knox
  3. Tempting Conner (The Hawke Fortune Book 3) by Victoria Pinder
  4. River’s Rescue (River’s End Series, #9) by Leanne Davis
  5. The Arrogant Thief (Stolen Hearts Book 8) by Mallory Crowe
  6. Encore (Rock Star Duet Book 2) by Rachel Lacey <— SHE DRUNK-MARRIED A ROCK STAR… “…Celebrity assistant Jenn MacDonald has her future meticulously planned, and she’s ready to make her next move: becoming a songwriter. Drunk-marrying a rock star was definitely not on the list. When Cole suggests they stay married for six months so that he can ride out the good publicity while helping her launch her new career, she can’t help but say yes. She’s even able to convince herself—almost—that her decision has nothing to do with the way one glance from Cole sets her body humming like the strings on his favorite guitar. They were near strangers when they exchanged drunken vows on the beach, but the connection—and the attraction—between them is powerful and real…”
  7. Fighting My Affections (The Affections Series Book 3) by Elizabeth Wills
  8. Wild Inside (Four Corners Book 2) by Artemis Anders
  9. Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn <— *WHOOOOOPS!!!* “…I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient...”
  10. Ain’t She a Peach (Southern Eclectic Book 4) by Molly Harper
  11. Teach Me Moore (All That & Moore Book 2) by Celeste Granger
  12. Shattered Love : Heart – Rending Love Story (Betrayal Series Book 1) by Ivy Rose <— SHE SHATTERED HIM… “…This is my story and how I fell in love with a man who only knew how to love fiercely. So fiercely you had to feel it to believe it. He let his guard down with me. I was his sun, his star, his home…only I made a choice that shattered him more than life ever could. The worst thing is if you asked me if I would do it again, my answer would be yes. Don’t judge me until you know my story & know I will always love Dominic Stone…
  13. Relentless (Somerton Security Book 2) by Elizabeth Dyer
  14. Familiar Strangers by Samah
  15. Whiskey Reveals (Whiskey and Lies Book 2) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— CARRIE ANN RYAN’S LATEST!! “...Bad decisions and fateful nights have changed her path more than once, but now she’s focused on one thing: opening her new own dance studio. But fate is a funny thing, and once again, she’ll be forced to learn that actions have consequences and some repercussions can not only change your life forever, they can also come back to haunt you…one broken promise at a time…”
  16. A Marriage for the Marine: A Fuller Family Novel (Brush Creek Brides Book 7) by Liz Isaacson
  17. Switch and Bait by Ricki Schultz
  18. Healing Touch by Brenda Rothert <— SHE’S A DOCTOR TRYING TO GET OVER HER EX & HIS NEW GIRLFRIEND THAT SHE WORKS WITH… “...Carson Stephens recently returned from a tour of duty in the Middle East, and though willing women present themselves at every turn, his closest companion is loneliness. His night-shift work supervising the electrical and mechanical systems at the hospital is a perfect fit – it’s solitary work putting broken things back together.
    When the electrical system on Joss’ floor goes haywire, she’s frazzled by the sexy electrician who sparks her dormant sex drive. He’s brooding and cocky – so not her type...”
  19. In Too Deep (Man of the Month Book 10) by J. Kenner
  20. Foolish Temptations (The Barrington Billionaires Book 7) by Danielle Stewart
  21. Intervals of Love (The Men of Endurance Book 2) by Olivia Gaines
  22. Up to You (Love with Altitude Book 4) by Daisy Prescott <— DAISY PRESCOTT’S LATEST JUST WENT LIVE EARLY!! Her wedding date is the worst, but she IS SO into his brother (and he’s not into her)……my mother decides I need a date for my cousin’s wedding … and chooses the worst man in the world for me. Landon Roberts is the human equivalent of a parka with every ski pass he’s ever purchased hanging off of his zipper. Apparently my mother is the last person in Colorado to know about Landon’s reputation. To make things worse, his super hot brother Aiden’s back in town. Still gorgeous and still not remotely interested in me…
  23. His Redheaded Sl*t (The Cocktail Girls) by Vivian Ward
  24. Hart of Darkness (The Hart Series Book 1) by S.B. Alexander
  25. Surrender: A House of Sin Novella by Elisabeth Naughton
  26. On the Edge: (The Edge Book 2) by C.D. Reiss <— C.D. REISS ALERT!! Must be read in order so I’m not sneaking a peek at the blurb. ;)
  27. Cold Blooded (Cold Justice) by Toni Anderson
  28. The Girl in the Moss (Angie Pallorino Book 3) by Loreth Anne White
  29. A Reason To Live: An Inspirational Romance (A Reason To Love Book 1) by T.K. Chapin
  30. Dark Fire (Refuge Book 4) by Cynthia Sax
  31. Loved by the Viscount: A Historical Regency Romance (Happily Ever After Book 5) by Ellie St. Clair
  32. The Other End of the Leash by NJ Cole and Oliver Durant <— DOM/SUB PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!! “Raven lived the life of a submissive 24/7. She was under the care of her Master, Seth Thomas, who treated her well, using her as she enjoyed and letting her live freely on his estate with his other submissives, who came and went as they wished.
    Seth kept his kinky side secret from his family so when he was called overseas for family business that would take a month, he turned to fellos Doms in the lifestyle to help him care for his pet...”
  33. In A Faraway Land: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 3) by Blair Babylon <— REAL PRINCESS IN HIDING FROM HER EX… “...Flicka von Hannover was a princess, but not anymore, sort of. To hide from her conniving soon-to-be ex-husband and divorce him as soon as possible, she runs to the place specified by her prenuptial agreement, Las Vegas. She has left everyone and everything behind except Dieter Schwarz, her bodyguard who saved her that terrible night and smuggled her to Paris and now to Nevada…”
  34. Lying in Wait: A Novel by Liz Nugent
  35. Entangled Moon: A Novel by E.C. Frey
  36. The Love Letter: A Novel by Rachel Hauck
  37. Little Big Love by Katy Regan
  38. Tell Me Lies: A Novel by Carola Lovering <— OOOOOOH!!! IS THIS A PSYCH THRILLER LOVE STORY??!!!!! “…then she meets Stephen DeMarco. Charming. Attractive. Complicated. Devastating. Confident and cocksure, Stephen sees something in Lucy that no one else has, and she’s quickly seduced by this vision of herself, and the sense of possibility that his attention brings her. Meanwhile, Stephen is determined to forget an incident buried in his past that, if exposed, could ruin him, and his single-minded drive for success extends to winning, and keeping, Lucy’s heart. Lucy knows there’s something about Stephen that isn’t to be trusted...”
  39. Atticus by Sawyer Bennett
  40. The Work Wife (An on the Job Romance) by Allison B. Hanson
  41. by Rita Delude
  42. Tied Down (Nailed Down Book 2) by Chelle Bliss & Eden Butler <— CHELLE BLISS & EDEN BUTLER ALERT!!Cara Carelli is a silver-tongued mafia princess, master manipulator, and the only woman I’ve ever loved. But she’s also smokin’ hot and my ex-wife. When Cara led me straight into a trap and pleaded for my help, I couldn’t say no. She thought she had the upper hand, but this time, I was in control and planned to make her beg...”
  43. End Game (Bellevue Bullies Series Book 4) by Toni Aleo <— NFL STAR & A COLLEGE GYMNASTICS STAR ALERT! “…This is Sofia Castilleja’s beginning. She is starting her college career as a star member of Bellevue’s brand-new gymnastics team. She’s going to tumble her way to success, first in school and then by realizing her dream of opening her own gym. Ryan and Sofia didn’t see each other coming, but once they meet, they can’t look away. Their dreams are destined to take them in opposite directions. But it doesn’t take them long to realize that waking up to reality together may be better than dreaming alone...”
  44. Survival of the Richest by Skye Warren <— SKYE WARREN SERIOUS LOVE TRIANGLE ALERT!!!My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy. Instead he protects me with fierce determination. That should have been my happily ever after, but then Sutton appeared–ruthless and seductive. He doesn’t care that my heart belongs to someone else, because he’s determined to win. No matter the cost. It’s an impossible choice, but I can’t have them both...” P.S. Don’t forget to check out her guest post and gift card giveaway ➔ Skye Warren’s “Survival of the Richest” is live, she’s our guest poster today & we’re having a giveaway!
  45. Protected By A Hero by Cora Seton and Susan Stoker
  46. Cowboy Most Wanted (Copper Creek Book 1) by Stina Lindenblatt
  47. The Billionaire’s Claim: Redemption by Nadia Lee
  48. ALANNAH: Slater Brothers Book 5.5 by L.A. Casey <— L.A. Casey <— L.A. CASEY ALERT!! “…To protect the love of her life from another burden, she keeps her fear to herself, even as that fear begins to consume her. Damien Slater has the life he always wanted with the woman he adores by his side, but there’s a problem. His woman is keeping a secret, and they swore they would never let another secret come between them again. Breaking Alannah’s guard will be Damien’s greatest challenge...”
  49. Chimera by S. M. Lynch & Sarah Michelle Lynch
  50. Say You Want Me (Full Moon Book 1) by Stefanie Van Mol <— SHE MEETS THE DRUMMER… “…Just before she sets off for college, she and her best friend Karen hit the road and wind up at a concert by Full Moon, a famous rock band. From the first moment she lays eyes on him, Camille is intrigued by Jonathan, the drummer of the band. Who would have guessed her life is about to change forever?”
  51. Safe Haven by Red Phoenix <— HE WON’T COLLAR HER…At eighteen, I suffered a heartbreaking loss and began exploring my submissive side to escape the pain with kinky pleasure. A chance meeting sets me on an exciting new path as a student of the Submissive Training Center. There I find Captain, a distinguished Dom I’ve totally fallen for—my safe haven. But I have a problem. Captain won’t collar me...”
  52. Road to Danger (Danger Incorporated Book 8) by Olivia Jaymes
  53. One Step Enough by Carla Kelly
  54. False Security (Rogue Security and Investigation Book 2) by Evan Grace
  55. Bolt Saga: 1 by Angel Payne
  56. Her Cowboy Prince (Once Upon a Western Book 1) by Trish Milburn
  57. Unconscious Hearts (Hearts of Vegas Book 1) by Harper Sloan <— HARPER SLOAN’S LATEST!! ”…A bet and one steamy night with a stranger force Ari to confront all she’s been hiding behind. She tries to move on, but he refuses to stand down, wanting what she is terrified to give—herself. This man may very well destroy her in the end, especially when it’s clear he has his own demons...”
  58. Sex, Lies & Champagne (Sex and Lies Book 8) by Kris Calvert
  59. Hot Louisiana Knight (Knight Ops Book 3) by Em Petrova
  60. Wonderfully Wicked by Maddie Taylor and Meredith O’Reilly
  61. Between The Spreadsheets by Nicky Fox
  62. The Alpha’s Manny (MacIntosh Meadows Book 3) by Susi Hawke <— M/M ROMANCE
  63. Pull You Through by Kaylee Ryan <— ALREADY HAS MY HEART ALERT!!! HE’S ONLY ON LEAVE… and then he meets her. “…From the moment we met, I knew he was different–I just didn’t realize he’d change my life. He was a guy on leave, an acquaintance. Until he was something more, something unforgettable. I never imagined he’d leave ten days later, taking a piece of me with him. Then again, maybe I did know. I just didn’t care. He was worth it...”
  64. Staying The Course (The Men of Endurance Book 3) by Siera London
  65. Red Tea by Meg Mezeske
  66. Tempting Beat (Hearts of Metal Book 6) by Brooklyn Ann
  67. Eye of the Beholder by J. Margot Critch
  68. Waiting for You (Pine Valley) by Heather B. Moore
  69. After the Gold by Erin McRae and Racheline Maltese <— THEY’VE BEEN PARTNER FOREVER… “ that their electric on-ice chemistry has led them to Olympic gold, they’re retiring from competition. As they cross America on an exhibition tour with their fellow athletes, Katie and Brendan’s always volatile relationship becomes more turbulent than ever as they face down the media, their fans, and their increasingly nosy teammates...”


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

  1. Moments of Disarray: An Alex Kennedy Story by Megan Hart – June 13th 2018
  2. Reckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2) by Jessica Ruben - June 15th 2018
  3. Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan – June 18th 2018
  4. Born to It: Hellions Motorcycle Club (Hellions Ride On Book 1) by Chelsea Camaron - June 18th 2018
  5. Ghostgirl by J.B. Salsbury – June 19th 2018
  6. Tattered (Lark Cove Book 1) by Denver Perry – June 19th 2018
  7. Rainy Day Friends: A Novel (Wildstone) by Jill Shalvis - June 19th 2018
  8. ELECTRIC IMPULSE: Love, Life & Sex (Book One) by Angel Hilson - June 19th 2018
  9. The Date: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtakding twist by Louise Jensen – June 21st 2018
  10. One Week by Roya Carmen – June 21st 2018
  11. Fixed Forever by Lauren Paige – June 25th 2018

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{ 84 comments… read them below or add one }

Grey June 12, 2018 at 6:39 AM

*glitter bomb*

Leslie M June 12, 2018 at 7:09 AM

Full Tilt!!

*dreamy sigh*

*tosses Grey’s glitter*

Leslie M June 12, 2018 at 7:32 AM

The Runaway Princess series and Skye Warren love triangle sound good and both with freebies! *click*

Waiting for feedback on More Than Words.

Right now I am reading and enjoying Steadfast by Sarina Bowen and have come to realization that “second chance romances” are my thing. :)

steph June 12, 2018 at 7:55 AM



Ela June 12, 2018 at 8:50 AM

No clue but nothing sounds appealing and it hasn’t for some time now! HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!! Although, currently reading Tessa’s ATF Mafia book and so far so gooooooooooooddddd!

Grey June 12, 2018 at 8:53 AM

I took bev’s advice. Started Sea of Tranquility…

Maryse June 12, 2018 at 9:07 AM

Oh my Grey. You are in for AMAZING. The very very end will give you goosebumps. I have them right now just thinking about it. <3

Maryse June 12, 2018 at 9:12 AM

Whatcha in the mood for Steph. Let’s see if we can find something for you.

You too, Ela. Gritty? Dark? Sordid? Sweet?


bev June 12, 2018 at 9:14 AM

Grey, I hope you like it. Lol, it does take me back to my lurking days. :) And all those indie books.

bev June 12, 2018 at 9:16 AM

I want an update on the br too.

Tasha J June 12, 2018 at 9:43 AM

I really liked Constant by Rachel Higginson. I read that the other week, maybe if no one has read that and is in the mood…I know Maryse had a good review a while ago of the duet.
How about Emma in the Night by Wendy Walker? Unputdownable for me.

Tasha J June 12, 2018 at 9:47 AM

Little J baby will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and the length of him is already half my size! (Short people problems, lol)

Ela June 12, 2018 at 9:49 AM

I need something wonderful Maryse!

MichelleS June 12, 2018 at 10:15 AM

I’m reading Tessa’s Camelot Series, and OMG… I’m hooked. Intrigue, debauchery, power, wealth. Not my usual schtick, but it’s working for me. Stayed up late because I didn’t want to stop.

MichelleS June 12, 2018 at 10:16 AM

Tasha – “short people problems” – LOL – I hear ya’. I’m a whopping 60 inches, so elementary aged kids pass me up quickly.

Tasha J June 12, 2018 at 10:34 AM

Lol, I have you beat by a whopping 2” MichelleS.

Grey June 12, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Oh Michelle! You’re gonna love it!!! Tosses more glitter! So far, SoT is kinda giving me FC feels… But I’m literally only a couple chapters in…

R. Renee June 12, 2018 at 11:38 AM

OMG Maryse!!! Check this out. Ask Alexa to launch “Stephen King Library.” It asks a series of questions and then selects the perfect SK book for you! I got Firestarter!

Maryse June 12, 2018 at 11:47 AM

WHAT WHAT WHATTTTT? Oh I will SO do this. P.S. I read Firestarter when I was 10? 12? Loved it back then! LOL!!

R. Renee June 12, 2018 at 12:07 PM

It’s pretty cool! And the voice sounds like the guy from The Twilight Zone!

Tasha J June 12, 2018 at 12:13 PM

I did it too, I got Lisey’s Story…anyone read it?

Tessa June 12, 2018 at 12:30 PM

*does happy dance* Ela’s reading it and liking it! :)

I’m reading a library book, Fire by Kristen Cashore, because apparently, it was due last Saturday. Oops?

Robyn June 12, 2018 at 12:54 PM

I just finished the Ribbon Duet and holey moley that took me for a ride right down to the last heartbreaking page. I felt like I lived those pages with Della and Ren. Not a lot of authors can “take you there”, but Pepper Winters did!
Anywhos I’m reading something vastly different to get my mind off that darn blue ribbon, I’m on the second Jane Yellowrock book!

Maryse June 12, 2018 at 2:38 PM

So R. We buy the book and it’s the audiobook and she reads it? Okay I gotta try it when I get home so I can comprehend. LOL!

R. Renee June 12, 2018 at 2:39 PM

Oh, IDK! I didn’t get that far. I just did the questionnaire so that it would pick a book for me.

Grey June 12, 2018 at 4:22 PM

Holy cow, how can baby J already be almost a month old??? I forbid it… *not happening*

marina June 12, 2018 at 4:45 PM

Packing up for a road trip and just saw On The Edge by CD Reiss is out now. So excited but need to brace myself.

Sharon F June 12, 2018 at 6:05 PM

Nothing sounds appealing or earth shattering. That’s what I get after reading Transcend and Epoch. Waaaaaa

Tasha J June 12, 2018 at 6:48 PM

Lol Grey, it doesn’t feel like it’s been that long at all. It’s bittersweet w/him being my last, but I am excited for a little more sleep at night the bigger he gets.

My hubby just spent the last 2 hours stripping the bark off sticks found in the backyard for Melinda’s magic wand idea. We’re making a family project out of it from a diy found on pintrest

I’m reading Lying in Wait off this list. ;) Very early in, but so far so good.

Ashley June 12, 2018 at 8:03 PM

This weekend I reread Birthday Girl….it’s just so good. It’s my top read so far this year. I read Unbreak My Heart because it kept popping up on the blog and OH BOY that was amazing. I also read Arrogant Devil which is the perfect bully book. It’s funny and I loved the heroine and it has a sassy grandma (WHO doesn’t like a sassy grandma! They steal all the scenes they’re in!)

I’m the one who recommended The Bride Series by S. Doyle! I’m so glad glad you liked it JulieO! I’ve been telling other people about how much I ended up enjoying it. I just read the Bad Assassin by her and sadly I did not enjoy that one. The Bride Series was just so much better done on all levels.

bev June 12, 2018 at 8:03 PM

Nay & Maryse how is the book going?

I’m so sleepy. Horrible sleep last night. Now need to stay up so I don’t fall asleep too early. I hate when I fall asleep early and wake up at like 12 and my body thinks I just had a refreshing nap.

Amy June 12, 2018 at 9:09 PM

I was all excited when I saw Tell Me Lies and Healing Touch, then I was THRILLED when I saw them already sitting in my library! Not sure when I preordered them but I’ll take ‘em!

I’ll also take More Than Words, Encore, Shattered Love (that blurb…DAMN), and The Love Letter. Yay for Tuesdays!! :D

Amy June 12, 2018 at 9:11 PM

By the way, Maryse…the blurb for Shattered Love is under the title “Relentless” above it up there. ;)

JulieO June 13, 2018 at 6:03 AM

Thanks so much for recommending THE BRIDE. Like I said, it just sucks you in. And didn’t you just want a Jake of your own? Thanks so much!

JulieO June 13, 2018 at 6:04 AM


Tasha J June 13, 2018 at 6:29 AM

I had decided last night to put myself on a book buying ban until at least August and then only 1 book that month. I have so many that I own that I’ve not even picked up yet or finished that I know I’ll love and I need to be firm w/myself. And then I read a review for Providence (which I was dying to read anyway) that stated “Providence, a novel for the Stranger Things audience…” and Now my resolve is already broken.

Tasha J June 13, 2018 at 6:48 AM

Also, I don’t remember who it was, but which book was it that was recommended a week or so ago that was like a Kristen Ashley feel?

Leslie M June 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Tasha, I think it was something Nay rec’d.

bev June 13, 2018 at 8:07 AM

Lessons in Corruption.

bev June 13, 2018 at 8:35 AM

My song the last couple days. This is why I am never the cool kid with music, lol. I’m stuck so much in the 60/70s.

Maryse June 13, 2018 at 8:48 AM

bev I love the 70s!! Not so much the 60s… LONG LIVE DISCO!!!!

Maryse June 13, 2018 at 8:51 AM

*whoooooops*!!! Thank you Amy! I fixed it. :)

R. Renee June 13, 2018 at 11:13 AM

I wouldn’t say that bev! One of your suggestions made it onto my playlist and 2 others sat there for weeks before getting cut. I really struggled cutting them too! They just didn’t fit the sound I was going for.

Michele G June 13, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Tasha, I read Lisey’s Story a few years ago…it was typical Stephen King …a bit strange but I liked it.

bev June 13, 2018 at 7:11 PM

Lol, I remember the Nick Drake one. What was the other cut?

R. Renee June 13, 2018 at 7:15 PM

Nick Drake and Valerie June were cut. I kept The Kills

bev June 13, 2018 at 7:43 PM

Lol. I forgot even who I even mentioned.

I just remembered that Secretary Kim is today and got so happy.

bev June 14, 2018 at 8:48 AM

Reading two books very slowly.

FLT #1: “I’m here for my room assignment, please,” Jahir said.
Mindtouch by M.C.A Hogarth

In my dream, the girl was drifting, far, far below the crashing waves and the cries of the gulls in the cold, sunless depths of the North Sea.
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware.

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 11:22 AM

I just squirreled from the angsty romance one (I’ll go back!!) but I needed another psych-thriller and devoured this one in pretty much 24 hours: “The Thinnest Air” by Minka Kent and yep!! It got me. LOL. I really couldn’t put it down. Not the craziest most shocking-exciting book ever, but had me guessing right to the end.

Tee hee!!! And then there was a twist thrown in and I was all… WHATTTTT???? And my blood ran cold. :)

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 11:22 AM

Now… back to my romance. :) I need a good, deeeeeeeep love story.

R. Renee June 14, 2018 at 11:31 AM

FLT: “Today is Anthriscus sylvestris—Ravenswing or Cow Parsley to everyone else.” The Definition of Fflur by E.S. Carter

This book is fantastic so far, but I’m still struggling with my American Queen/Prince/King hangover and can’t seem to focus. The second I get my loan back, I’m putting this down and starting that over.

Amy June 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM


“My gaze fell onto the small dessertspoon that was sitting beside my plate, and I contemplated whether using it to gouge my eyes out would hurt.” ~ If You Say So by A. R. Myles

It’s okay so far despite the minor annoyances of the writing such as repeating phrases, attempting descriptive phrases that really just do not make sense, the h describing herself in an overly confident way which makes me cringe, and editing errors. BUT! I haven’t given up on it yet at 20% so obviously there’s hope. We’ll see if it stays that way…

Amy June 14, 2018 at 12:18 PM

Oooooh Maryse, I’ve been seeing that one in my Amazon recs and I’ve been intrigued. Guess I’ll be clicking it now!

Amy June 14, 2018 at 12:24 PM

And it’s a Kindle First FREE book. Yay!! :D

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Yes it is!!! I couldn’t resist just reading it now. I’ll post my review soon, but it was a good, and very “guess the bad guy” kind of book. ;)

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 12:42 PM

Hey AMY!! Exactly like me for that book so far.

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 12:44 PM

Wow R!!! That is quite a reaction on that trilogy. I haven’t even started it yet… DARN SQUIRRRELING!!!!!! Now I wanna read it.

R. Renee June 14, 2018 at 12:47 PM

I’ve been obsessed over it for weeks Maryse. It’s bad. I need an intervention.

Tessa June 14, 2018 at 2:04 PM

There are no facts, only interpretations.
Fearless by Lauren Gilley

52% so far and it’s fun. Some slap the stupid person moments, but fun. I just want to keep reading it. Also, I think my angst button is even more broken than before. *nods* I can so see where, a year ago, my tummy would’ve been in knots, but after some of the mafia books I read, nope. No knots. *sighs* Stupid angst box!

JulieO June 14, 2018 at 3:01 PM

R Renee
I read American Queen the day it came out and had to wait forever for the next book. I think I commented that the end chapter or two was a little eye opening for me because I had never read that being done before. I’m not a prude just never thought of that.
Loved those books. Read them twice also. Enjoy again.

Amy June 14, 2018 at 3:31 PM

HA! Angst box…love it. Kinda like a voice box. :P

Yep Maryse, I’m holding out for that non-traditional type of ending I love. Although sometimes I just NEED predictable, ya know?

I’ve heard the American Queen series is unique because it goes THERE. After all the hullabaloo I’ve heard about it, I’m thinking I need to give it a shot.

R. Renee June 14, 2018 at 3:36 PM

It’s so different from my norm! I only picked it up because of what I’d heard about the writing. I have 3 friends reading it now: #1 isn’t sure it’s her thing, #2 knows it’s her thing, but is still on the fence, and #3 is flipping the heck out. :D If you decide to try it, I encourage you to get a sample first. It is lendable (but mine have already been claimed). Be prepared for an OTT ride that definitely GOES THERE! And keep in mind, the premise alone is farfetched. It you’re looking for something practical and realistic, this isn’t it.

MichelleS June 14, 2018 at 4:01 PM

Maryse – The Ribbon Duet is a deeeeeep love story!

MichelleS June 14, 2018 at 4:04 PM

“Iwas cursed by a wizard when I was seven years old.” – American Queen.

But I may finish & start this..,

“The first snow of winter had begun whipping through Velaris an hour earlier.” A Court of Frost & Starlight (finally, my library hold came in)

MichelleS June 14, 2018 at 4:28 PM

R.Renee – I’m getting a kind of “Original Sinners” vibe from American Queen. Not quite the level of T. Rheisz writing, but some CRAZY stuff for sure!

R. Renee June 14, 2018 at 4:31 PM

I haven’t read her. I’ll have to check it out when I get past my first person/present tense faze.

Leslie M June 14, 2018 at 5:09 PM

FLT: As the crow flies, Tuxbury, Vermont wasn’t all that far from Boston.

Keepsake (True North #3) by Sarina Bowen

I just finished Steadfast (True North #2) and loved it. 4.5 **** Swoony, broken hero.

Leslie M June 14, 2018 at 5:12 PM

MichelleS, YES! American Queen did have Original Sinners vibe.

R. Renee June 14, 2018 at 5:13 PM

I added it to my TBR! I’m excited to try it out!

Amy June 14, 2018 at 5:39 PM

I just checked, and I already have American Queen. Well, guess I HAVE to read it now.

Practical and realistic? In a book? *snort* Nah, not always needed. ;)

Amy June 14, 2018 at 5:44 PM

I have GOT to move the Ribbon duet up on my TBR list…

Tasha J June 14, 2018 at 6:12 PM

I’ll have to check it out Michele G. I actually still have read any Stephen King. I started 2 and liked them enough, but I swear my brain just won’t stay on task anymore. It’s everywhere and I can be reading the most amazing book and still have to make myself focus long enough to finish it. Mostly I think it’s because I don’t really get time to myself and so I’m rushing and trying to squeeze what I can in since I know I’ll never have time to get to about 100 things that rush through my brain all the time. Including the 400 some books that I want to read. Lol

Tasha J June 14, 2018 at 6:21 PM

I have 2 FLTs. To match my scatter. Honestly, I replied to the music Bev shared and then proceeded, a long time later, to correct a word that after I reread my comment, I quickly jumped to explain that I was smarter than that and it was just my sleep deprived brain making mistakes. Seconds later, reread it again only to prove my brain is plumb dumb and I had it right the 1st time. Obviously, I ramble too. *sigh* Oh! And….realized hours later I replied on a completely different post anyway.

10% left and I’m done w/this one- ““Iknow you hate surprises, Stella. In the interests of communicating our expectations and providing you a reasonable timeline, you should know we’re ready for grandchildren.”” from The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

“My husband did not mean to kill Annie Doyle, but the lying tramp deserved it.” from Lying in Wait by Liz Nugent

bev June 14, 2018 at 6:27 PM

Sure. Sure. Sure.

I say watch My Ahjussi because it has an interesting heroine and nontraditional ending. But is Amy all …Ooooh bev I need to watch that?!
No. No. She isnt.

bev June 14, 2018 at 7:34 PM

Lol, Tasha.
I’m glad you like it. Music is such a powerful memory tool.

Just got home to a big mess from the dog. Thought I’d safe guarded everything, but nope.
So clean, dinner, Secretary Kim, and if I can stay up a couple chapters of Cabin 10.

bev June 14, 2018 at 8:18 PM

The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch is on sale.
I have had this in my tbr for YEARS! I need to just finally read. Lots of great reviews and sounds fun.

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 8:34 PM

Thank you bev!!! I’m adding it to the Friday Finds list that I’m making :)

Maryse June 14, 2018 at 8:36 PM

LOL bev. Yeah AMY!!!!!!


Why do we want BOOKS like that, but poo-pooh the shows?

Jan June 14, 2018 at 9:40 PM

Oh dear, bev. Naughty doggie. No bones for you tonight, doggie.

“Don’t get it,” I said as I heard the ringtone of our apartment phone.

from Smooth Talking Stranger, a lovely CR by Lisa Kleypas. Jack Travis is a larger than life Texan businessman. A man’s man. Alpha male to the max. And hot! Phew! He and Ella are great together. I really like this one.

bev June 14, 2018 at 11:07 PM

Because you are all readers.


What can I do?

I like you all any way.

And one day I too will be a reader.

Jan, I love her, but I was all *deep deep breath* lol.
She put her head down for a second and then just went back to sleep while I cleaned it all up.

JulieO June 14, 2018 at 11:17 PM

Smooth Talking Stranger
One of my favorites. The parking garage scene gets me every time.

Jackie June 14, 2018 at 11:22 PM

Not sure what took so long , but Wrecking Ball by P. Dangelico just crossed my radar. I know you reviewed it last year, and I’m late to the party, but I absolutely loved it. What a fun book. So much that I immediately started the second book in the series Sledge Hammer. It’s a stand alone, but both characters were in the first book. I don’t usually enjoy those second books as much as the first, but not the case here. It was hysterical. There were some very sweet moments as well, but I don’t know the last time I laughed so much during a book. If you liked the first, be sure to read the second book in this series.

Jan June 15, 2018 at 1:50 AM

JulieO, I just read the parking garage scene! *fans self*

Maryse June 16, 2018 at 3:21 PM

P.S. I’m with Tasha!!! And I’m tagging in late here, but if anyone remembers what recent book recommendation had the KA feel, I want to know please. I’m dong searches as we speak.

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