Latest Romance Book Releases – June 19th 2018

by Maryse on June 19, 2018 · 101 comments

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BREAKING NEWS UDATE!! LIVE!!! One Week <— ROYA CARMEN’S LATEST FORBIDDEN LOVE ALERT! OH MY MY MY… this one is going to be tumultuous!!!!!I’m going in! :D !!! She’s in a troubled marriage, and then she meets him… ➔ ➔ ➔

“…she resolves to move on and forget about her beautiful stranger.
But then… she makes an unexpected discovery, and it shakes her perfect world to its core. Rules don’t apply anymore. An arrangement is made, and her husband gives her just one week with Eli.
The rules are clear: One week. Sex only. No contact thereafter. Seems simple enough, but it’s never simple when it comes to love…”

Happy Tuesday NEW RELEASE DAY!! Not the biggest list today (a little over 50) but I will keep adding throughout the day if more go live. :)

Plus… big list or not, these look darn good! Tattered (that one up there to the left! Devney Perry’s latest… when she met him, she was destitute, and he walked in, and out of, her life… and now he’s back.), Providence (latest thriller by Caroline Kepnes!!), Ghostgirl (a new one by J.B. Salsbury!! She’s the new foster kid in their home, and she has a condition… “his protective instincts flare when she enrolls in school, and eventually, an unlikely friendship grows between them.”), DIGGING A HOLE (Mimi Pamfiloff’s latest!! She’s the new shy intern, and her boss is the meanest boss ever!), Rainy Day Friends (she’s grieving her dead husband until she realizes he had multiple wives, and she starts off elsewhere and meets someone new: “a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart…” – and then someone new comes to town). Oh oh!! ;) And! I highlighted a bunch more that sound right up our alley!

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest 2 reviews (and this is the last week for this giveaway!!):

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. Mister Tonight by Kendall Ryan
  2. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand
  3. Lead Me Home: Fight For Me Series, Book 3 by A.L. Jackson
  4. Providence by Caroline Kepnes
  5. A Merciful Silence: Mercy Kilpatrick, Book 4 by Kendra Elliot
  6. Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg
  7. A Harmless Little Game: Harmless, Volume 1 by Meli Raine
  8. Alpha’s Challenge: An MC Werewolf Romance (Bad Boy Alphas, Book 4) by Renee Rose & Lee Savino
  9. Leaning Into the Look: Leaning Into Series, Book 6 by Lane Hayes
  10. How to Walk Away: A Novel by Katherine Center
  11. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks


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)

  • That Guy by Kim Jones <— JUST RELEASED YESTERDAY IT’S HILARIOUS and Tasha devoured it!

Tasha: I’m reading That Guy…this chick is batsh!t crazy, lol!!

….Well, I didn’t stop reading it once I started. It was hilarious! I like how it pokes fun at the usual romance tropes and yet still manages to play out a lot of them and not be too corny, but funny. There’s a lot of cursing and probably some more crass moments, but I didn’t even mind. Sometimes that stuff annoys me. I loved the crazy heroine and “that guy”. Lol, the anger from him was so good. I have country family, and some of the stuff she says totally fits in with them. Haha..The “watermelon crawl” song is now stuck in my head.

  • If You Say So by A.R. Myles <— AUTHOR STAYED TRUE TO HER VISION. Nay loved it! Especially the second half…
Nay: So I devoured the final 30% of If You Say So on Saturday night, and I have to say that as a reader who appreciates diversity in a story line and an author who’ll stay true to their vision (the end of this book was written first–it was the one part that the author knew wouldn’t change), I loved the last part of the book and it definitely affected me in a big way! It took a bit for me to get going because the beginning seems somewhat ‘been there done that’, but I appreciated the fact that the book was only the heroine’s pov and the creativity of the plot, although I did guess the what and how of the ending. (If I hadn’t know that people were talking about it, I probably wouldn’t have, though.) Ends up that I loved it! I just wish the entire book would have been as exciting as the 2nd half and that the ending was a little more fleshed out.
  •  Wanting Mr. Cane (Cane #1) by Shanora Williams <— DON’T JUDGE JENNIFER!!! Jennifer is having a LOVE/HATE relationship with this one! But I’m thinking more… love ;) Even though she’s TICKED!!!

Jennifer: Just finished this book and it has the MOST HORRIFIC cliffhanger ever. I legit want to puke. I CANNOT EVEN FUNCTION RIGHT NOW!!!!! But I have to wait till July 12th for the second one. #NOTOKAY Anyways…to say it was wrong, sexy, mysterious and phenomenal all rolled into is an understatement! PS: I dreamed of Cade last night. DONT JUDGE ME!

Tessa: Fearless I put at 4.5 stars. It would’ve been higher, but my angst box is broken. There was only one part that had me feeling angsty, and that was with Aiden, not the main characters. That said, I kinda want to skip the next ones to get to Aiden’s book, but I know that’ll just confuse me. Yep, Aiden is my favorite.
Linda: Well I devoured Rising (Vincent and Eve Book 1) and Reckoning (Vincent and Eve Book 2) by Jessica Ruben over the weekend!!! Now I’m in a bratty mood because I have no idea when Redemption will be released!! Total CH!! I didn’t listen to my logical inner voice saying “wait until series is complete!!!” Nooooooo too impatient!!! UGH!! Did the same dang thing last week with Folsom!!!



  • Providence: A Novel by Caroline Kepnes <— CAROLINE KEPNES SUPERNATURAL THRILLER ALERT!!! I LOVE THIS AUTHOR!!! They were so close, but he was kidnapped… “...Four years later, Chloe has finally given up hope of ever seeing Jon again. Then, a few months before graduation, Jon reappears. But he is different now: bigger, stronger, and with no memory of the time he was gone. Jon wants to pick up where he and Chloe left off . . . until the horrifying instant he realizes that he possesses strange powers that pose a grave threat to everyone he cares for. Afraid of hurting Chloe, Jon runs away, embarking on a journey for answers. Meanwhile, in Providence, Rhode Island, healthy college students and townies with no connection to one another are suddenly, inexplicably dropping dead...”
Tasha: 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.
  1. Vampire’s Faith (Dark Protectors Book 8) by Rebecca Zanetti <— REBECCA ZANETTI VAMPIRES… “…Dr. Faith Cooper is flummoxed by irrefutable proof that not only do vampires exist . . . they’re hot blooded, able to walk in sunlight, and shockingly sexy. Faith has always depended on science, but the restlessness she feels around this predatory male defies reason…”
  2. Savage Security: A Dire Wolves Mission by Ellis Leigh
  3. Smoke on the Water (Guardians of the Dark Book 3) by Bianca D’Arc
  4. Girl, Forsaken (Girl, Vampire Book 2) by Graceley Knox and D.D. Miers
  5. Burn Falls by Kimberly Knight
  6. Falling Through Time: Mists of Fate – Book Four by Nancy Scanlon
  7. Bolt Saga: 4 by Angel Payne
  8. Pursued Valkyrie (Valhalla’s Curse Book 2) by Stacy Claflin
  9. Fire’s Daughter: A Reverse Harem Urban Fantasy (Arcane Rebels Book 1) by India Arden
  10. Dark Hunt (Shadow and Light Book 1) by Kim Richardson
  11. ShadowKiss (Touch of Magick Series Book 5) by Savannah Kade
  12. LegionMarked: A LegionBorn Urban Fantasy Story by F. F. John
  13. Demon Familiar (Wanted Book 1) by Bellora Quinn and Sadie Rose Bermingham <— M/M ROMANCE
  14. Chasing Lacey (Brass Ring Sorority Book 2) by January Bain
  15. Midnight: BAD Alpha Dads (Psychic Retrieval Agency Book 1) by TL Reeve and Michele Ryan



  1. Tattered (Lark Cove Book 1) by Devney Perry <— DEVNEY PERRY ALERT! SHE’S GOT NOTHING, AND THEN HE WALKS INTO HER LIFE… ”...With her tattered shoes and bargain-bin clothes, her life has never been full of glamour. So when a rich and charismatic man takes interest, she doesn’t fool herself into thinking their encounter is anything more than a one-night stand. Months later, she’s kicking herself for not getting his phone number. Or his last name. She’s given up hope of seeing him ever again. Until one day, years later, Logan Kendrick waltzes into her life once more and turns everything she’s built upside down…”
  2. Shelter for Blythe (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 11) by Susan Stoker
  3. Sinful (The Sin Duet Book 3) by M. Malone and Nana Malone
  4. Means (Office Roulette, Book One) by Kennedy Layne
  5. Sweet Summer Days (The Grays Family & Friends Book 1) by Sheryl Lister
  6. Catching Teardrops (MAC Security Series Book 5) by Abigail Davies
  7. Ghostgirl by J.B. Salsbury <— J.B. SALSBURY ALERT!!! SHE JOINS THE FOSTER FAMILY… “...Abandoned with his two younger brothers, Milo Vega was placed in foster care. Now a twenty-year-old high-school senior covered in gang tattoos and working as the school’s janitor, he is living a life vastly different from the one he was destined for. When another foster joins the family, this one from the psychiatric facility, Milo’s skeptical. A rare genetic condition makes her unlike any girl he’s ever seen, and he wants nothing to do with the one he calls Ghostgirl…”
  8. Liam’s Lily: A SEALs of Honor World Novel (Heroes for Hire Book 14) by Dale Mayer
  9. Just One Touch (Oh Tequila Series Book 3) by C.A. Harms
  10. Hot Chick for Hire: For Hire Duet Book1 by Cat Johnson
  11. Wicked and the Wallflower: Bareknuckle Bastards Book 1 by Sarah MacLean
  12. Beware the Devil (Mafia Soldiers Book 3) by Samantha Cade <— HER LANDLORD IS A VILLAIN…Salvatore Mariano, the handsome, domineering, dark apparition of a man is my landlord. When my pay gets cut, putting me below the income requirements for the building, I’d rather move out than ask him for a favor. But he offers me a deal. If I pretend to be his girlfriend for the sake of his ailing uncle, he’ll let me stay. I get the unshakable feeling that he’s watching me. Whenever I try to search his name on the internet, my wifi mysteriously goes out…
  13. An Indecent Desire by Stephanie Julian
  14. Bed of Flowers (Sweetness and Light Book 1) by Erin Satie
  15. A Match in Dogwood: A Dogwood Series Anthology Prequel
  16. Something About You by Riley Hart <— RILEY HART’S LATEST M/M ROMANCE!! “…Saint and Tyler couldn’t be more different. Tyler dislikes Saint on sight, but there’s something about Tyler that gets under Saint’s skin. It’s not until they get to know one another that everything begins to change for the better. But the Holloways and St. Claires have secrets, their pasts tied together in tragic ways. With the odds stacked against them, Saint and Tyler have to face the fact that love alone might not be enough…”
  17. Only Keep You (Only Colorado Book 4) by JD Chambers <— M/M ROMANCE
  18. Fail Seven Times by Kris Ripper <— M/M ROMANCE
  19. Rainy Day Friends: A Novel (Wildstone) by Jill Shalvis
  20. ELECTRIC IMPULSE: Love, Life & Sex (Book One) by Angel Hilson
  21. A Merciful Silence (Mercy Kilpatrick Book 4) by Kendra Elliot
  22. Road To Me: Road series Book one by Erica Andrews
  23. Crazy, Stupid Love by K.L. Grayson <— HIS BEST FRIEND’S LITTLE SISTER… “…So yeah, that’s me. Lincoln Bennett. Adley Allen’s walk on the wild side. Her dirty little secret. And I’m okay with that—ninety-nine percent of the time. Unfortunately today is in that one percent when it doesn’t sit well with me. For some strange reason, I want to be around to celebrate all of Adley’s successes. I want to be here when she gets her first job and take her out to dinner after her first shift. I want to be the one she depends on, the person she calls when she has a bad day. Or a great day. Or any kind of day…”
  24. Fantasy in Lingerie by Penelope Sky
  25. Carver: Past Lies (Adair Empire Book 5) by KL Donn
  26. In My Skin (The Obsidian Files Book 3) by Shannon McKenna
  27. Restoring Faith (The Potter’s House Books Book 7) by Marion Ueckermann
  28. California Summer: A Novel by Anita Hughes
  29. DIGGING A HOLE (The OHellNO Series Book 3) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff <— MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF ALERT!! HE’S THE MEANEST BOSS EVER!!!! And she’s interning for him… “…everyone says he knows his stuff and surely a man as stunningly handsome as him can’t be “the devil incarnate,” right? Wrong. Oh…that man. That freakin’ man has got to go! I’ve been on the job one week, and he’s insulted my mother, wardrobe shamed me, and managed to make me cry. Twice. Underneath that stone-cold, beautiful face is the evilest human being ever. But I’m not going to quit…”
  30. Cross Drop (On The Edge Book 2) by Elizabeth Hartey
  31. Desperately Seeking Scandal by Theresa Romain
  32. Legion of Guardians : (Book 1-5) by Xyla Turner
  33. Being You (The Dock Series Book 3) by S.T. Heller
  34. Breaking the Rules: A Different Kind of Love Novel by Liz Durano <— THE MARINE & HIS BEST FRIEND’S WIDOW… “…when I run into my best friend’s widow, I realize there’s one commitment I’ve failed to keep. It’s the one I made to the fellow Marine who saved my life so many years ago, the one that became complicated the moment my feelings for her crossed the line and I had to walk away. But I’m not the only one having a problem with commitments… for Alma’s got one of her own. And she’s determined to honor it no matter what the cost…”
  35. The Lost for Words Bookshop: A Novel by Stephanie Butland
  36. Whole Lotta Frogs by Samatha Harris
  37. Once Upon a Summer
  38. Love Cookin’ by Lois Carroll
  39. The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand <— EVERYONE IS A SUSPECT… “...a body is discovered in Nantucket Harbor just hours before the ceremony-and everyone in the wedding party is suddenly a suspect. As Chief of Police Ed Kapenash interviews the bride, the groom, the groom’s famous mystery-novelist mother, and even a member of his own family, he discovers that every wedding is a minefield-and no couple is perfect…
  40. Ellen the Bride (Ellen the Harpist Book 3) by Diane Michaels
  41. Take Two (Men of Sander’s Valley Book 1) by Nancy Corrigan
  42. Better Together (Sweet Haven Farm Book 1) by Jessie Gussman
  43. One Summer Weekend by Juliet Archer
  44. Seagrove Secrets (Love Along Hwy 30A) by Melissa Chambers
  45. Seacrest Sunsets (Love Along Hwy 30A Book 2) by Melissa Chambers
  46. Seaside Sweets (Love Along Hwy 30A Book 1) by Melissa Chambers
  47. Rainy Day Friends: A Novel by Jill Shalvis <— JILL SHALVIS ALERT! STARTING OVER AFTER FINDING OUT HER DEAD HUSBAND HAD MULTIPLE WIVES… ”…At first, she feels like an outsider among the boisterous Capriottis. With no real family of her own, she’s bewildered by how quickly they all take her under their wing and make her feel like she belongs. Especially Mark Capriotti, a gruffly handsome Air Force veteran turned deputy sheriff who manages to wind his way into Lanie’s cold, broken heart—along with the rest of the clan. Everything is finally going well for her, but the arrival of River Green changes all that. The fresh-faced twenty-one-year old seems as sweet as they come…until her dark secrets come to light…”


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

  1. One Week by Roya Carmen – June 21st 2018
  2. The Date: An unputdownable psychological thriller with a breathtakding twist by Louise Jensen – June 21st 2018
  3. Cry Baby by Ginger Scott – June 22nd 2018
  4. Fixed Forever by Lauren Paige – June 25th 2018
  5. Three Days Missing by Kimberly Belle - June 26th 2018
  6. One Small Thing by Erin Watt – June 26th 2018
  7. Iron and Magic (The Iron Covenant Book 1) by Ilona Andrews - June 26th 2018
  8. The Darkest Warrior (Lords of the Underworld) by Gena Showalter – June 26th 2018
  9. Getting Schooled by Emma Chase - June 26th 2018
  10. Inked Nights: A Montgomery Ink Novella by Carrie Ann Ryan – June 26th 2018
  11. Me, please. (Iron Fury MC Book 5) by Bella Jewel - June 26th 2018
  12. All We Ever Wanted: A Novel by Emily Giffin - June 26th 2018
  13. The Fragile Ordinary by Samantha Young – June 26th 2018
  14. Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson - June 26th 2018
  15. The Cabin at the End of the World: A Novel by Paul Tremblay - June 26th 2018
  16. Knowing You (The Cursed Series, Part 2) by Rebecca Donovan - June 27th 2018
  17. Game Misconduct: A Baltimore Banners Hockey Romance (The Baltimore Banners Book 11) by Lisa B. Kamps - June 27th 2018
  18. Play Dirty (Jordan’s Game Book 4) by J.A. Huss - June 27th 2018
  19. Chasing Him (Bishop Brothers Book 3) by Kennedy Fox - June 28th 2018
  20. White Knight by C.D. Reiss – June 29th 2018
  21. Jackal (The End of Men Book 2) by Tarryn Fisher & Willow Aster - June 29th 2018
  22. The Wicked King (The Folk of the Air) by Kelly St. Clare & Raye Wagner – June 30th 2018

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Grey June 19, 2018 at 6:10 AM

*tosses Tuesday glitter* hi peeps!

Nay June 19, 2018 at 6:30 AM

Good morning!

Tasha J June 19, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Morning! I’ve woken up this morning, strangely, to the Hey Macarena song in my head. Very upbeat. Lol!
Tomorrow is my 9year anniversary. I’ve informed my husband that I’ll by myself a book to celebrate. Haha! This way, I feel less guilty Bc I’ve bought a lot lately.

Cheryl June 19, 2018 at 6:52 AM

Good morning, off to school’s field day and to sweat my butt off while handing out ice packs and bandaids!! ;)

Leslie M June 19, 2018 at 6:56 AM

Happy Tuesday! *re-tosses Grey’s glitter*

I can’t seem to get enough coffee lately…every day I wake up at 3-something. (Creepy, like in Amityville horror!!) So I am always tired. No way I am trying that crazy diet like Maryse though! Luckily I am doing audiobook today so I dont have to focus my tired eyes.

Tasha, EVERY occasion should be celebrated with a book purchase. ;)

bev June 19, 2018 at 7:00 AM

I’m not sleeping well at all either.

Of course once it is time for work my brain is then like….ok let’s go to sleep.

DG June 19, 2018 at 7:31 AM

Morning peeps!!! Couple of interesting books above…one looked like he was a big ole meanie! Mine! Mine! Mine!
*jumps around from too much coffee*

Maryse June 19, 2018 at 7:39 AM

Good morning friends!!! :D

Tasha J June 19, 2018 at 8:22 AM

It’s another errand day today. *sigh* Turns out the ear drops won’t work for the bacteria in my daughter’s ear either, so now I get to do 2 more diff. drops for another 10 days. Someone has been on some sort of medication here for a month now. :/ I hate fitting in errands with feedings, they’re all running into each other today.
I can’t decide which book I want to celebrate with…I think it’s between Providence and How to Walk Away.

Tasha J June 19, 2018 at 8:28 AM

Oh, I just realized that I have lendable books now! I rarely ever get any that can be. If anyone wants Alessandra Torre’s Even Money or That Guy, I’ll send them! :)

bev June 19, 2018 at 8:33 AM

So, how is it I do not sleep but am still late?

bev June 19, 2018 at 8:36 AM

For us dog people.

bev June 19, 2018 at 8:43 AM
Nay June 19, 2018 at 8:58 AM

I’m finally sleeping great! Stopping the late night coffee helped a bunch, I think.

And speaking of coffee, I finally found some peppermint mocha creamer yesterday–drinking it right now! I just wish I could find it in sugar free.

Tessa June 19, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Nay, you can’t find that except, if you are lucky, online until Christmas. :( I looked.

Leslie M June 19, 2018 at 11:07 AM

Nay, what about adding fresh mints leaves and unsweetened cocoa powder? Even someone with a black thumb like me can grow mint. In fact, my mint plant is crazy big and I never even thought of using in coffee til just now. I love it in iced tea.

Jean June 19, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Hi guys! Just started Even Money today and really, really liking it! (Heard there’s a bit of a cliffhanger though….)

Tessa June 19, 2018 at 11:57 AM

Nay, if you have a store near you that carries coffee syrups, they usually have sugar free peppermint. I know the Smart and Final near me has it. Honestly, when I saw how many SF syrups they had, I was shocked. lol

LisafromDFW June 19, 2018 at 12:20 PM

That Guy was hilarious! Loved it!!!!❤️

Robyn June 19, 2018 at 12:48 PM

Yay! I found a book that looks good. I clicked Ghostgirl. I’ll let you know how it goes.

Does anyone want to paint a bedroom! As I was priming a wall, I realized again that I hate painting. I forget how hard it really is from the last time I painted. All the taping, laying down drop cloths, priming the walls, moving furniture. GAH! Those fresh pretty paint cans, new brushes and all the other painting goodies lure me in and make me forget. I have only done one wall and that only with primer. It’s taken a day to one wall. I need to,stop procrastinating and go paint. Sorry for the long painting rant, but it’s real Girls! LOL

Nay June 19, 2018 at 3:23 PM

Thanks, Leslie and Tessa! It sounds like I need to do some experimenting.

R. Renee June 19, 2018 at 3:34 PM

For anyone eyeing the Ravensong PB on Amazon right now, it IS mass market and not the same size as Wolfsong. The regular PB and e-book are going on presale soon.

bev June 19, 2018 at 5:45 PM

R, lol. Oh, the problems of a true collector.

R. Renee June 19, 2018 at 6:21 PM

#booknerdproblems ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Maryse June 19, 2018 at 6:38 PM

Yeah Leslie… I can’t kill my mint, and in my area of FL, we have about 2-3 hard freezes per winter. No snow, of course, but cold enough to kill well established tropicals.

I bring everything in when I know it well get in the 20s (or cover it if it’s planted in the ground), but I leave the mint out. It’s not even in the ground. It’s in a cheap plastic pot. It doesn’t FLINCH. LOL!!!!

Maryse June 19, 2018 at 6:40 PM

I’m sleeping like a champ too… such a difference in my days and my mood. It’s incredible.

Leslie M June 19, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Wow Maryse, I didnt think you got hard frosts in your area unless it was a fluke. That def puts a damper on the gardening. :(

Maryse June 19, 2018 at 8:47 PM

In my area of Florida, our hard freezes are about 2 nights in a row (from about 3am to 6am) and happen 1-3 times a winter.

Maryse June 19, 2018 at 8:48 PM

I cover my citrus trees for sure.

Cheryl June 19, 2018 at 9:01 PM

Jean I’m reading Even Money too. I’m a little mixed about it. Heard about the CH too; glad I waited until book 2 was out.

Jan June 20, 2018 at 3:00 AM

Ha. Just got home from work. Got my feet up and sipping a hot chocolate while I peruse all the new books. Niiiccceee. The Getting Schooled one has got a pretty cute cover. ;) Not sure what else I’m gonna check out. *sighs happily at all the new stuff* Thanks Maryse :D

Maryse June 20, 2018 at 5:38 AM

YAY!!! My pleasure Jan!!! :D

Jean June 20, 2018 at 8:26 AM

Cheryl, I am loving Even Money! I can’t explain it, but it’s kinda giving me the old feels from books like Release Me (J. Kenner), Naked (Raine Miller), Bared to You (Sylvia Day), This Man (Jodi Ellen Malpas), Fifty Shades,…… just the feelings though. I could be wrong in my assessment because I’m only at 30%…..I have no idea where it’s going or if it’s even erotica…… great storyline so far! I have a feeling I’ll be needing to jump into book 2.

Keep you all updated!

bev June 20, 2018 at 9:01 AM


It’s a Jean!

I saw it.

Really I did.

I was just meandering through the books and there it was:

A Jean!

It’s just like they say.

Not that hairy and shorter than average.

With an uncanny likeness to Judi Dench.

If you see her approach calmly and call her a Dame.

MichelleS June 20, 2018 at 9:24 AM

Finished A Court of F & S. I can’t wait for the next book. I don’t know how Cassian puts up with Nesta. The sneak peek at the end of the book had me wanting more & right now, dammit.

MichelleS June 20, 2018 at 9:27 AM

I started Even Money last night. How are you pronouncing his last name? Kapeesh? Or what? I need to say names correctly. Outlander threw me for a loop when Series came out.

Jean June 20, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Michelle’s, I think it’s pronounced “capeechi”…. if that makes any sense

bev June 20, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Anyone else hearing the Godfather?

Tasha J June 20, 2018 at 10:02 AM

Jean, what did you think of Providence? I’m trying to decide what to buy today and au saw that you read this one.

Jean June 20, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Haha bev, I missed you too!!

Tasha, I did get your message about Providence. Funny thing though, having a hard time remembering how the book ended. I never wrote my review and need to do that. And was trying to do it before I responded to you but ran out of time. I know I loved the uniqueness of it! And it was a 4 star read for me!

Tessa June 20, 2018 at 11:28 AM

Bev, I thought the same thing. I looked it up for you all. It’s Cah Pay chee (E always sounds like A in italy. :) )

MichelleS June 20, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Thank you! I was pronouncing it like “understand?” in Italian. Ha! Yes, Godfather music is in the background.

Tasha J June 20, 2018 at 11:53 AM

4 Stars works for me, thanks Jean! The reviews that I had read didn’t sound too promising so I wasn’t sure if au should buy it yet. I’m still undecided though…I’ll have to decide later today and see what I’m in the mood for I guess.

Jean June 20, 2018 at 12:36 PM

I saw some of those low ratings Tasha and was honestly surprised. I think you will like it!

Leslie M June 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM

Totally bummed! I just read Stone Cold Fox by Max Monroe and it was kind of a snoozer! *pouts*

Also, Goodreads is down and that makes me very twitchy.

Tasha J June 20, 2018 at 2:24 PM

You know what’s not a snoozer? That Guy ;)

I’m reading the Providence sample!

Leslie M June 20, 2018 at 2:32 PM

I might possibly have a panic attack if GR is not back up soon.

*takes deep cleansing breaths*

Tessa June 20, 2018 at 4:28 PM

It’s up again Leslie. Slow but working.

Grey June 20, 2018 at 5:25 PM

You know, I debated about posting this…but the more people praying the better. My dear friend, and better known around here for her amazing writing talent, Emma Scott’s daughter is in critical condition in the ICU. Please send your positive thoughts, healing wishes and prayers her way as her little girl fights for her life.

Maryse June 20, 2018 at 6:08 PM

My heart is so worried. And hurts for her. And sends her all the love in it.

Maryse June 20, 2018 at 6:11 PM

You know what I’m reading now and totally into? The One. :)

DNA results can pair you with your exact love match… but OMG it’s so tumultuous and turbulent, and even though it sounds like a dream come true… all of these various character’s stories once they find out… or meet the match. GAH!!! LOVE IT!! It’s NOT romance… at least not all of the stories. ;) Yet. Although maybe. *snort*

So many real life issues, and personal issues to content with.

Tasha J June 20, 2018 at 6:14 PM

How terrifying, Grey! I will pray for her.

Tasha J June 20, 2018 at 6:21 PM

Maryse, that sounds really good. I’ll have to add it to my tbr.
I ended up w/Providence….and had my Mom get How to Walk Away. Bc we share amazon and our ebooks anyway so….win, win, right?! And so finalized my buying ban until August. When my will power weakens…help me? Lol! I used to be good at not getting so many and waiting for library books if I could. I think I’m stress buying.

Tasha J June 20, 2018 at 6:23 PM

Well, it is on my tbr….first thought, I wonder if it’s on sale? *sigh* Must. Resist!!!

Jean June 20, 2018 at 6:49 PM

Prayers to Emma Scott and her family. Please keep us updated Grey.

Leslie M June 20, 2018 at 7:13 PM

Oh my gosh…I am so sorry for Emma. Nothing is scarier than when your child is hurt. Prayers and positive vibes for her daughter.

Nay June 20, 2018 at 7:39 PM

HUGE prayers for Isabel and Emma and their family. Miracles and healing ARE definitely possible!

Jan June 21, 2018 at 2:17 AM

Prayers for Emma and her family. Hope everything turns out well.

Leslie M June 21, 2018 at 8:46 AM

Maryse, are you reading One Week? We are doing buddy read over on GR. :)

bev June 21, 2018 at 8:55 AM

Definitely prayers to her family.

bev June 21, 2018 at 8:57 AM

This made me smile which is nice because I keep reading the morning stories about the families at the border and it hurts my heart so much.

Video is too cute:

Tessa June 21, 2018 at 10:17 AM

Sending prayers to her family.

Maryse June 21, 2018 at 10:53 AM

Leslie… HECK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nay June 21, 2018 at 12:08 PM

So I’ll go ahead and post this so that people can copy and paste if they like. I’m having trouble concentrating on reading, anyway. I find myself constantly refreshing FB to see if there are updates on Emma’s daughter.

Dear Eli, First, I just want to tell you how much you mean to me.
One Week by Roya Carmen

Amy June 21, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Oh my goodness, prayers and love going out to ES and her daughter and the rest of the family. What a heart-wrenching situation to be in.

Amy June 21, 2018 at 12:18 PM

OMG! I missed the Jean sighting!! *snaps fingers* Dangit. :?

Oh Robyn, I feel your pain. I absolutely LOVE painting rooms but HATE the prep work. And then it is never perfect at first (to me) so I have to go back when it’s dry and re-tape and paint again and repeat it until the lines are perfect. *sigh* First-world problems.

R. Renee June 21, 2018 at 12:19 PM

Emma’s posting on her personal page and MPP is updating her group with each one so you can turn on notifications to stay in the loop. I talked to her this morning via text and she seems hopeful. They are meeting with the docs in a few hours and she should know a lot more after that. Izzy gets agitated when there is commotion around her and she flinched when they messed with her IV. Emma’s taking that as a positive sign.

R. Renee June 21, 2018 at 12:20 PM

And if anyone who isn’t on facebook wants an update, feel free to message me.

Amy June 21, 2018 at 12:20 PM


“Logan Motherf*cking Kade.” ~ Logan Kade by Tijan

Although…One Week is sounding tempting. Even if her Ground Rules DID get me all kinds of p!ssed off. *snort*

Maryse…who is The One by?

Amy June 21, 2018 at 2:43 PM

Makeup sale alert!!

Sephora has some great deals right now, but the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette is $27, normally $54!!! :D

Tessa June 21, 2018 at 4:05 PM

Amy, you haven’t read Logan yet? 0.0

“Oh Fates! Hide here!”
Crime of Magic by Lindsey Hall

These are cute. Not awe-inspiring, but cute. I liked the series she’s in the middle of now more. The hero is more prominent and they went to a fairy tale land. I love trips to pretend fairy tale lands. :)

Amy June 21, 2018 at 4:29 PM

Nope Tessa, I’m behind on the FC series. Surprising given how much I love it, right?

R. Renee June 21, 2018 at 4:42 PM

The latest on Emma/Izzy:

From Emma: (Thursday late afternoon)

Emma and her family are still waiting to meet with the doctors. For now, we know that Isabel’s new CT scan showed no new swelling in her brain. There has been slight improvement with her liver while her other functions are not in great shape but also not terrible. Emma did say that Isabel reacts to people messing with her which is a good sign. When Emma rubs her arm, no problem, but when the doc does it, she doesn’t like it. Isabel is still in critical condition and the neurologists are still “very concerned” but they’re taking it day by day.

Maryse June 21, 2018 at 5:00 PM

R. Thank you for the updates. I’m also trying to follow on Facebook, but I appreciate your personal touch here. I believe she will come through. I do. I truly do.

R. Renee June 21, 2018 at 5:02 PM

You’re welcome. I know so many people who follow you are pulling for her and aren’t on FB.

Tessa June 21, 2018 at 5:06 PM

Oops, I picked a different one, the book I finished. BUT! It was a good thing because I found the third book just got released. :D For those who read these, Celtic Magic by Lindsey Hall is released.

Now the REAL FLT *tries to prevent squirreling*
I strode down the busy street in Edinburgh, the midday sun bright in the sky.
Attack by Magic by Lindsey Hall

Tessa June 21, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Yep, Amy. I could’ve sworn you read Logan, though! I thought I remembered you being angry at it.

Leslie M June 21, 2018 at 5:21 PM


Dear Eli,
First, I just want to tell you how much you mean to me.

One Week by Roya Carmen

Jean June 21, 2018 at 5:22 PM

Tessa, I was the one that was mad about Logan but still rated it 4 stars.

Jean June 21, 2018 at 5:24 PM

FLT: The guy in the bumblebee suit was going to walk out of here a millionaire, assuming he didn’t get his fingers cut off by Big Don. (Even Money, Alessandra Torre)

I’m almost done and absolutely loving it!

Leslie M June 21, 2018 at 5:28 PM

R, thanks for the updates. Isabel has a whole reading community rooting for her.

Jan June 21, 2018 at 6:34 PM

Ha ha ha. I’m just starting a brand new HR (who could have guessed?)

“Anselm, why the hell didn’t you warn me?” Jonathan Tresham spoke quietly, lest his ire be detected over the string quartet in the minstrel’s gallery.

My Own True Duchess, a new shiny from Grace Burrowes. I don’t have work today, and it’s the middle of winter, so you can guess where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing. (It may involve a kindle and lots of hot chocolate with marshmallows).

Jan June 21, 2018 at 6:37 PM

Ooh that looked horrible like I was laughing at Leslie’s comment. Sorry. I didn’t mean it to seem like that. I’m actually laughing at myself and my continuing HR obsession. I too appreciate your updates R and hope that kind thoughts and prayers from Australia can add their little bit of support.

Tessa June 21, 2018 at 7:16 PM
bev June 21, 2018 at 7:41 PM

Whoa. Wait. I’m confused. Excited but confused.

So this isn’t following the characters in Lake Silence? Which I still have to read.

Amy June 21, 2018 at 8:42 PM

OOH!! Hey!!! *points at Jean* I spotted a Jean!!

And now I’m a little concerned she was upset about Logan.

*whines* Tessssssaaaaaa…am I gonna be mad at Logan?!?

bev June 21, 2018 at 9:06 PM

Amy, you saw a Jean too?

She must only roam the Pacific northwest. I’ve heard rumors for years that Jean’s like the Redwoods.
And legal pot.

Maryse June 21, 2018 at 9:21 PM


D.G. June 21, 2018 at 9:31 PM

*sniff,sniff* just finished If You Say So. The tears are flowing…and then I just read further up about Emma’s daughter. Sending prayers up for them all.

Tessa June 21, 2018 at 10:02 PM

Amy… maybe?

Amy June 21, 2018 at 10:35 PM


bev June 21, 2018 at 10:51 PM


Tasha J June 22, 2018 at 6:06 AM

You know who else has been mia? Kooloo. Anyone spotted one of those? Lol

Jean June 22, 2018 at 9:14 AM

Kooloo popped in on GR…. she has a lot going on right now. Work and family health are occupying her time. Miss her!

Amy, even though Logan pissed me off, I still love him and he is still MINE!

Damn, now I want to read One Week before Beautiful Player! Decisions, decisions…..

Tessa June 22, 2018 at 9:23 AM

Jean, don’t worry. Amy is with me on that front. She’s a Mason lover too. I let her have fun with him when I’m with Seth since Aiden is her true love. :)

Jean June 22, 2018 at 9:32 AM

Tessa! I was just going to message you on GR. Try Again by Mona Kasten is available for request on NetGalley! It just showed up the this morning. Hope I get it!

Jean June 22, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Tessa, sorry it’s Trust Again.

Jean June 22, 2018 at 11:23 AM

Tessa, I just got approved. Did you request it?

Tessa June 22, 2018 at 11:39 AM

I just did. :)

Grey June 22, 2018 at 3:01 PM

Jean…. Beautiful Player first!!!

Amy June 22, 2018 at 6:16 PM

Maryse…UD Eyeshadow Primer Potion and Optical Illusion Primer are staples for me. Love. Them.

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