Latest Romance Book Releases – May 15th 2018

by Maryse on May 15, 2018 · 107 comments

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Happy new release day!!! 80+ new books on today’s list with plenty that I couldn’t help but highlight. Couple that with yesterday’s 20 earlybird releases and we’ve got over 100 new books to peruse. :D

Which ones gave me a blurb jolt? Melt for You (she’s in love with her boss, and is desperate to get his attention, and then a Rugby player moves in next door, all too willing to help ;) ), The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go (By the author “The Coincidence of Coconut Cake” about an upbeat widow working in her food truck and struggling with her mom and daughter, and she stumbles across a secret…) The Wright Love (<— K.A. Linde’s latest… and it sounds angsty and beautiful! This one is about a grieving widow and her child… and the man that wants to take care of them), How to Walk Away (She ends up in the hospital and her whole life seems like it will never be the same again…), Vanilla & Vice (oooooh sounds SUPER-STEAMY!!! He’s trying to let go of his Dom tendencies, and then he meets the most “vanilla” girl, and “…I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite. She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE...” *waggles eyebrows* ;) ), The Favorite Sister (psych-thriller!! Two sisters join a reality show, but one is murdered…)

And don’t EVEN get me started on yesterday’s list. The blurb jolts are BIG there. In fact… don’t forget to check out yesterday’s ➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases list (<— THIS LIST IS A MINI POWERHOUSE!!!! Seriously… you just might squee!) Like that one right there ➔➔➔

AND my latest ➔ 4.5 star Book Review – Disturbing His Peace: The Academy by Tessa Bailey <— Oh this is a MEGA-SUPER-BOSSY ALPHA-PANTS male if I ever saw one!! ;)

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. From Lukov with Love by Mariana Zapata
  2. War Storm: Red Queen Series, Book 4 by Victoria Aveyard
  3. Wait with Me by Amy Daws
  4. The Cast by Danielle Steel
  5. The Plastic Magician: A Paper Magician Novel by Charlie N. Holmberg
  6. Melt for You: Slow Burn, Book 2 by J. T. Geissinger
  7. Pestilence: The Four Horsemen, Book 1 by Laura Thalassa
  8. Midnight Wolf: Shifters Unbound Series, Book 11 by Laura Ashley
  9. Forged in Ember: A Red-Hot SEALs Novel, Book 4 by Trish McCallan
  10. and some…
  11. preorders:
  12. Rogue Royalty: The Savage Trilogy, Book 3 by Meghan March -<— PREORDER (releasing May 22nd 2018)
  13. Wild Hunger: Phoenix Pack, Book 7 by Suzanne Wright <— PREORDER releasing May 29th 2018
  14. Part-Time Lover by Lauren Blakely <— PREORDER releasing June 1st 2018
  15. Pucked Love by Helena Hunting <— PREORDER (releasing July 10th 2018)


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)

  • Good Girl by Jana Aston <— JANA ASTON ALERT! RELEASED YESTERDAY!!! ONE OF THE LATER EARLYBIRDS added to yesterday’s list and I must highlight it again, in case you missed it. That blurb made me LAUGH and I gotta read this!! She’s in love with her boss and desperate to get his attention and he is SO MAD at her now… Oh she did a bad thing. ;)

Lisa: Jana Aston is an automatic Click for me!!!!!! Loved her debut novel “Wrong” and every single one since. But that first one. He’s her gynecologist and she’s a VIRGIN!!!!!!!!! I absolutely loved it. I bet this new one will be fantastic too.

Maryse: It’s tempting me BIG time. That she’s so obsessed with him, and he’s mad… but the blurb is so funny!!!!

Jan: Ooh. A new Jana Aston. Didn’t see that coming. *runs to amazon to one-click*

  • Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers <— ROCK STAR ALERT!! Tessa found us this one!!! It’s bargain priced!!! :D

Tessa: I just got Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers since it was on sale. It looks good. Abusive father, a musician who turned hearing impaired or deaf due to a brain tumor, and a rockstar. :) I gotta give it a try.

Jean: Tessa, just saw your comment about Tone Deaf…..I think i need that one too!

  • Dear Dwayne, With Love by Eliza Gordon <— SUPER-BARGAIN/ULTIMATE FANTASY!!! *ahem* At least mine. ;)  Check out the author’s “special note” under her book synopsis. She’s in love with a celebrity and she plans to meet him… “...Dani has two go-tos for consolation: maple scones and a blog in which she pours her heart out to her celebrity idol. He’s the man her father never was, no boyfriend will ever be—and not so impossible a dream as one might think. When Dani learns that he’s planning a fund-raising event where the winning amateur athlete gets a walk-on in his new film, she decides to trade pastries and self-doubt for running shoes and a sexy British trainer with adorable knees…”
Susan: I just finished reading Bad Boy Brody by Tijan and loved it. It’s a little different than what she has written in the past but I consider it the best book she has written so far. She is an automatic buy for me. If you are in a slump this will help get you out of it.
  • Arrogant Devil by R.S. Grey <— RECENT RELEASE & WE HAVE FEEDBACK!!

Sarah: Arrogant devil- awesome. Was in a book slump & didn’t put it down. But of a KA feel to it. Now off to find more like that.

Cheryl: now reading Arrogant Devil. Funny, enemies to lovers book.

Jen C: utterly adored the two main characters. Funny and entertaining as I now expect from Rachel but had some deeper things going on to really give the book a bit of heart.




  1. War Storm: 4 (Red Queen) by Victoria Aveyard <— RED QUEEN ALERT!!! The next in the series (but they must be read in order). Everyone LOVES this series!!
  2. Harvest Song (Otherworld Book 20) by Yasmine Galenorn
  3. Irie’s Strength (A Castre World Novel Book 4) by E. A. Shanniak
  4. Shifter Mate Magic: Ice Age Shifters Book 1 by Carol Van Natta
  5. Alien Attraction (Alien Mate Book 2) by Cara Bristol
  6. The Big Alpha in Town by Eve Langlais and Milly Taiden and Kate Baxter
  7. Becoming Ruby (Soul Twins Series Book 1) by Brandi Bell
  8. Unlit (A Kingdoms of Earth & Air Novel Book 1) by Keri Arthur <— KERI ARTHUR ALERT!!…Winterborne has long been a city divided between those who have magic, and those who do not. Between those who are free, and those who are not… Though classified as having no magic, Neve March can hear the whispers of the wind and sometimes even control her. But it’s a secret she must hold close if she wishes to continue as Nightwatch…”
  9. Adored by the Alien Assassin (Warriors of the Lathar Book 5) by Mina Carter
  10. The Plastic Magician (A Paper Magician Novel) by Charlie N. Holmberg
  11. Dark Captive (Spirit Wild Book 6) by Kate Douglas
  12. A Heart of Shame (The Redemption Saga Book 2) by Kristen Banet
  13. What Lies Below: A Novel by Barbara Taylor Sissel <— SHE HAS PREMONITIONS… “...when a dismissed premonition leads to her husband’s murder, she buries the guilt and pain of the unsolved crime in the only way she knows how—she runs from it. Three years later, after overcoming a battle with addiction and starting over in a small Texas town, Gilly dares to believe the worst is over. That is, until another crime rips her heart open: the abduction of a three-year-old girl. Gilly knows more about it than anyone
  14. The Dragon Family (Lochguard Highland Dragons Book 5) by Jessie Donovan
  15. Demon Unbound: Demon Enforcers, Book 1 by Jenn Stark
  16. Gray (The Wings Trilogy Book 3) by Angelina J. Steffort
  17. Dragon Pact: Blood Dragon #1 (Vampire Dragon Shifter Romance) by Mac Flynn



  1. The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go by Amy E. Reichert <— THE AUTHOR OF THE COINCIDENCE OF COCONUT CAKE ALERT!!Gina Zoberski wants to make it through one day without her fastidious mother, Lorraine, cataloguing all her faults, and her sullen teenage daughter, May, snubbing her. Too bad there’s no chance of that. Her relentlessly sunny disposition annoys them both, no matter how hard she tries. Instead, Gina finds order and comfort in obsessive list-making and her work at Grilled G’s, the gourmet grilled cheese food truck built by her late husband. But when Lorraine suffers a sudden stroke, Gina stumbles upon a family secret Lorraine’s kept hidden for forty years…”
  2. The Butterfly Murders by Jen Talty
  3. Tin Man: A Novel by Sarah Winman
  4. One Baby Daddy by Meghan Quinn <— MEGHAN QUINN’S LATEST FAMOUS NHL HOCKEY PLAYER ALERT!! “An accidental pregnancy, a hunky hockey star, and a surprise twist you will never see coming, this swoon-worthy and heart-felt romance from bestselling author Meghan Quinn will keep you on the edge of your feet as you fall head over ice skates in love with your next book boyfriend, Hayden Holmes.”
  5. Darkest Perception: A Dark and Mind-Blowing Steamy Romance by Shari Ryan <— DARK ROMANCE ALERT!! ”...I knew I’d have to run and hide while struggling with starvation, but then a shady job offer became an appealing option in the midst of my desperation. I was fully aware of the risks involved… …As it turns out, though … I was wrong about everything–almost everything. I fell into the rabbit hole where nothing was as it seemed from the outside, and I had no clue I was the puppeteer of it all.: P.S. We’re having a signed book & gift card giveaway right here on this post.
  6.   (Wright Love Duet Book 1) by K.A. Linde <— K.A. LINDE ALERT!! “…Being a single mom and widow was never part of the plan. When David Calloway enters my life, I have no room for love in my heart. But he’s determined to do right by me...”
  7. Buried Secrets: A dark Romantic Suspense (The Buried Series Book 2) by Vella Day
  8. One Hundred Wishes (An Aspen Cove Romance Book 3) by Kelly Collins
  9. Surviving Until The End (Demented Revengers MC: Quitman Chapter Book 3) by Vera Quinn
  10. Warranted Desires (A Warranted Series Book 2) by Shannon Nemechek
  11. Sinful Temptation: The Davies Family Book 2 by Ann Christopher
  12. Professional Liar by Monica Corwin
  13. Power Player: Anti-Hero Game: Power Chain Book Two by Ryan Michele <— RYAN MICHELE & CHELSEA CAMARON ALERT!!…The more she hated me, the more I relished it. 
I’m determined to break her down. I am Paxton Williams.
I’m a power player in an underworld game only few people know exist.
 She knew the rules.  She knew the consequences.  She should know I’m not the man to let anyone get away…
Including her...”
  14. We’ll Begin Again by Laurèn Lee
  15. The Harper Effect by Taryn Bashford
  16. Say Yes: Ian: Say Yes Series Book One by Amelia Mae
  17. Dirty Bastard (Roughneck Billionaires) by Jessica Clare
  18. How to Walk Away: A Novel by Katherine Center <— SHE’S LIVING HER BEST LIFE & THEN IT FALLS APART… “...on what should have been one of the happiest days of her life, everything she worked for is taken away in a brief, tumultuous moment. In the hospital and forced to face the possibility that nothing will ever be the same again, Maggie must confront the unthinkable. First there is her fiancé, Chip, who wallows in self-pity while simultaneously expecting to be forgiven. Then, there’s her sister Kit, who shows up after pulling a three-year vanishing act. Finally, there’s Ian, her physical therapist, the one the nurses said was too tough for her…”
  19. Breathe (Rosewood Bay Series Book 2) by Carly Phillips <— ONCE A TEENAGE MOM THAT FINALLY FINDS HER SONS FATHER AGAIN… “...Phoebe Ward has survived and conquered a painful past that includes foster care and becoming a teenaged mom. She wants nothing more than to focus on the present but it’s hard when she looks into the eyes of her son, knowing she’s tried and failed to find his father. She’s resigned herself to raising him alone with the help of her family… Until a client meeting brings her face to face with her first love. A boy… now a sexy man she thought she’d never see again … and the father of her child...”
  20. Guilty Sin (ALFA Investigations Book 4) by Chelle Bliss <— CHELLE BLISS THREESOME ALERT!! Gasp!!!! ;) “...When a mission puts a woman under Ret’s protection, he and his longtime girlfriend Alese welcome her into their home. What starts out as a friendship rooted in trust ignites into a romance far bigger than any of them expect. Love isn’t always neat, and sometimes it can’t be confined to an even number...”
  21. Tempting James (The Hawke Fortune Book 2) by Victoria Pinder
  22. Risky Love (Dark Romance) (The Risky Series Book 3) by Vivian Ward
  23. Hard Love: A BWWM Sports Romance by Peyton Banks
  24. Dangerous in Charge (Aegis Group Alpha Team Book 5) by Sidney Bristol
  25. The Sugarhouse Blues (The Hudson Sisters Series Book 2) by Mariah Stewart
  26. Vanilla & Vice (Empire Sevens Book 1) by Tabatha Vargo & Melissa Andrea <— HE’S TRYING TO OVERCOME HIS DOM ADDICTION & SHE’S SO VANILLA IT’S MAKING HIM WEAK... “...Then Eden Vaughn got a job at Empire Sevens and turned my newfound control on its head.  She makes me feel weak—testing my restraint—silently begging me to show her how deep my addiction runs. I can’t have her sort of temptation in my casino, and I’ll do whatever it takes to get her to quit. I’m into all things dark and filthy, but innocence is my kryptonite. She’s virtuous and vanilla, and vanilla is my VICE...”
  27. Charade: Her Billionaire – Paris by Lisa Marie Rice
  28. Forged in Ember (A Red-Hot SEALs Novel Book 4) by Trish McCallan
  29. The Promposal (The Ugly Stepsister Series Book 2) by Sariah Wilson
  30. Seized by the Lawman (Lawmen of Wyoming Book 3) by Rhonda Lee Carver
  31. Lady in Lingerie by Penelope Sky <— SERIES CONTINUATION… “She was supposed to inspire me, please me. She was never supposed to care about me. Or make me care about her…”
  32. No Dukes Allowed by Grace Burrowes, Kelly Bowen, Anna Harrington <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!
  33. Heartless: House of Rohan Series Book 5 by Anne Stuart <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!
  34. Embers of Anger (Embattled Hearts Book 1) by Anna St. Claire <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!!
  35. Merciless by W. Winters
  36. Forever His: A Christian Love Story (Precious Love Series Book 3) by Juliette Duncan
  37. A Rancher’s Song (Heart Falls Book 2) by Vivian Arend
  38. Taming The Prince (The Royal Weddings Book 4) by A.C. Arthur
  39. Kidnapped by the Billionaire: The Complete Series: A dark romance by Lili Valente
  40. Another One (Lighter Ones Book 2) by Aleatha Romig <— ALEATHA ROMIG ALERT!! And it CAN be read as a standalone… ”...Someone probably should have told us that before my best friend married his brother, before the morning of the wedding when we woke in each other’s arms with gaping holes in my memory. They didn’t. We did. The hilarious truth behind our crazy, secret adventure secured this handsome, off-limits man in my heart. But alas, life goes on. After our one secret night, we went back to our lives—our hardworking, solitary lives. And then it happened…”
  41. Stripped (Blue HEAT) by Tara Wyatt
  42. Ball Buster (The Playbook) by Kara Sheridan
  43. Kiss Chase (Exile Book 2) by Scarlett Finn
  44. The Favorite Sister by Jessica Knoll <— PSYCH-THRILLER ALERT!!! ”From Jessica Knoll—author of Luckiest Girl Alive, the instant New York Times bestseller and the bestselling debut novel of 2015—comes a blisteringly paced thriller starring two sisters who join the cast of a reality TV series. One won’t make it out alive. So…who did it?
  45. Fierce – Aiden (The Fierce Five Series Book 2) by Natalie Ann
  46. Breath of Deceit: Dublin Devils 1 by Selena Laurence
  47. Finding Faith: A Novel by Denise Hunter
  48. The Secret Letters: A heartbreaking story of love and loss by Catherine Law
  49. The Anti-Cinderella by Tawdra Kandle <— THE ROYAL PRINCE… and her. ;) “…Now everything has spun out of control. I’m ducking reporters and photographers when I try to leave home. My friends act as if I’m someone they don’t know anymore. The whole world seems to be watching me, wanting to see some kind of modern Cinderella story. But trust me, I’m no man’s princess…”
  50. Bar Bites: A Man of the Month Cookbook by J. Kenner and Suzanne M. Johnson
  51. Sinful Seduction: The Davies Family Book 1 by Ann Christopher
  52. Resort to Love (Paradise Key Book 3) by Priscilla Oliveras
  53. Between Love and Fear by Catherine Winchester
  54. Dater’s Handbook: Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie by Cara Lockwood <— SPEAKING OF PRINCESSES LOOK WHO IT IS!!!! ;) She’s trying to pick between two mens… “...She turns to Dater’s Handbook, the bestselling self-help book by relationship expert Dr. Susie, to improve her ailing love life. Surely, Dr. Susie’s advice will help her choose between her two new suitors: the laid-back, fun-loving Robert, and the sophisticated, dependable George. The two men take her on very different kinds of dates, often with hilarious results…”
  55. Scoring the Quarterback by SM Soto
  56. Declan: Soulless Bastards Mc NoCal (Soulless Bastards Mc No Cal Book 1) by Erin Trejo
  57. Chrissy à la Carte by Genevieve Lerner
  58. The Cast: A Novel by Danielle Steel <— DANIELLE STEEL ALERT!! SHE CREATES THE STORYLINE TO A NEW TV SERIES… “…Within weeks, Kait is plunged into a colorful world of actors and industry pros who will bring her vision to life. A cool, competent director. An eccentric young screenwriter. A world-famous actress coping with private tragedy. A reclusive grande dame from Hollywood’s Golden Age. A sizzling starlet whose ego outstrips her abilities. L.A.’s latest “bad boy” actor, whose affairs are setting the city on fire. An unknown ingénue with outsized talent. And a rugged, legendary leading man. As secrets are shared, the cast becomes a second family for Kait. But in the midst of this charmed year, she is suddenly forced to confront the greatest challenge a mother could ever know...”
  59. Sweet Possession (Nights Series Book 5) by A.M. Salinger <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  60. Sin and Tonic (Sinners Series Book 6) by Rhys Ford <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  61. Looking for You (Lifesworn Book 3) by Megan Derr <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!!
  62. Melt for You (Slow Burn Book 2) by J.T. Geissinger <— SHE WANTS THE CEO & HE’S THE RUGBY PLAYER THAT MOVED IN NEXT DOOR... “…Socially awkward Joellen Bixby has a date every Saturday—with her cat, a pint of ice cream, and fantasies of the way-too-handsome Michael Maddox. She’d give anything to win over the unattainable CEO of her firm, but how can she when she blends in so well with her cubicle? The answer may be closer than she thinks. Cameron McGregor is a cocky, tattooed Scottish rugby captain who just moved in next door. He’s not Jo’s type—at all—but the notorious playboy is offering to teach the wallflower everything he knows...” <— P.S. ➔➔ Leslie just found out: “Ok, I have confirmed that Melt for You does NOT have crossover characters from book #1. So…… *clickety click*”
  63. His Honey (The Wounded Souls Book 2) by Leah Sharelle
  64. Mastered (Honor Bound Book 8) by Angel Payne
  65. HOT SEAL Redemption (HOT SEAL Team – Book 5) by Lynn Raye Harris <— HER SISTER DROPPED OFF HER NEWBORN BABY & DISAPPEARED… “...when her sister drops off her newborn baby and then disappears, Bailey is ready and willing to confront anyone, including a six-foot-two, sexier-than-sin Navy SEAL sniper, and make him do his duty. Alexei “Camel” Kamarov is not the sort of man to carelessly father a kid, but as the oldest of six, he does know a thing or two about babies. The firebrand on his doorstep might have mistakenly tagged him as the baby daddy, but Bailey is cute, and Alexei is more than willing to give her a hands-on class in Baby 101...”
  66. Craze by Andi Jaxon <— SHE HAS A STALKER ALERT!!I’m a simple girl. I’m sarcastic and sassy, but what redhead isn’t? I have a secret though, a secret that not even my closest friend knows. I have a stalker. A stalker that takes care of me...”
  67. Asphalt Cowboy’s Girl by Marie Savage <— SHE’S STRANDED ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD… “...Aimee Jo Elliot isn’t having a good day. Her long anticipated journey to California is cut short when her car is stolen. Stranded at a truck stop in Alabama, with no car, no money, and most of all, no hope, she’s desperate to get back on the road. California holds the answer to her dreams and an escape from the danger she’s left behind in Georgia. Accepting a ride from the sexy truck driver has its own set of risks, but she never considered it would be to her heart...”
  68. Deceived (House of Sin Book 2) by by Elisabeth Naughton <— ELISABETH NAUGHTON ALERT!! “...I should never have peeked behind the doors into his forbidden world. But I did, and now I’m a prisoner. Trapped by the man I love. The man I thought I could trust. The man who, despite his lies and deception, I continue to crave...”



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Leslie M May 15, 2018 at 6:41 AM

Morning lovlies! :)

Melt For You sounds like a good one. I wonder if you have to read book 1 first? For me, if characters from book 1 make an appearance, then its not a true “stand alone”.

Tasha J May 15, 2018 at 7:24 AM

Morning!! I got 2 whole hours of sleep last night! 3-4 the night before…how am I gonna have energy for birth tomorrow? Will be walking around in a daze today getting a few things in order. Likely pretend to sleep a few times. Ughhh
On the book side, I’m almost done w/The Perfect Mother and I am loooving it. Totally, finally, gave me the same feels as Big Little Lies and that book is one of my all time faves!

Leslie M May 15, 2018 at 7:28 AM

*happy dance*


Leslie M May 15, 2018 at 7:29 AM

Ok, I have confirmed that Melt for You does NOT have crossover characters from book #1. So……

*clickety click*

bev May 15, 2018 at 8:17 AM

How exciting Tasha.

Hopefully Jasper will be the most even tempered baby who likes to sleep .

So happy for you.

Nay May 15, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Tasha–I’m so excited for you! I know you’re SO ready!

Scottish Rugby player?? I’m IN! And Melt for You is also only from the heroine’s pov. Looking forward to seeing if that enhances or hinders my enjoyment.

Ooh, and Vanilla & Vice looks great too!

Tessa May 15, 2018 at 9:54 AM

Soon Tasha! Are they inducing, or is just the due date?

Jean, wherever you are! Look what comes out July 10th!

I’m not on a buying freeze, but I just don’t see anything I want this month. The KA Linde, I’m holding off until I read the prior one. :) All the extreme book buying happened the first this month.

That said, ugh. Stacey Marie Brown is not KU as of a few days ago. So of course, that means I have to buy the rest of the collector series. I bought two but need three and four. :(

Tessa May 15, 2018 at 10:39 AM

I just got Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers since it was on sale. It looks good. Abusive father, a musician who turned hearing impaired or deaf due to a brain tumor, and a rockstar. :) I gotta give it a try.

Jean May 15, 2018 at 11:15 AM

Tessa!! Yay! I’ve been waiting for that to be translated!

Tasha, so exciting! You better keep us updated!

I’m finishing up At This Moment (75% mark)…..not sure I will continue the series right now with all the books I have staring me down!!

Vanilla and Vice does look good!

Jean May 15, 2018 at 11:16 AM

Tessa, just saw your comment about Tone Deaf…..I think i need that one too!

Maryse May 15, 2018 at 11:48 AM

You guys!! I slept good two days in a row!!! :D HARD DEEP SLEEPS!!!! I’m full of energy and brains today! :P

Maryse May 15, 2018 at 11:49 AM


*scrolling back and taking calming breaths*

Maryse May 15, 2018 at 11:51 AM

OH YAY Leslie!! Thank you for that confirmation on Melt For You. I’m going to add it on the list so everyone knows. :D

Tasha J May 15, 2018 at 11:53 AM

Thanks all! I won’t feel calm till he’s here. *eek!* They are inducing, 2 days earlier than my due date so not by too much. It’s not for any major medical reason or anything either, I’ve never been induced before so it’s new to me. My anxiety this time around is just too much so we thought this might help some.

Maryse May 15, 2018 at 11:54 AM

Oh Tasha how you tempt me. And how I LOVE your taste in books. LOL!!!! :P

*wishes we could all be in the waiting room giving you our good energy and love*

I can’t wait for the baby!!! <3

Lisa Aiello May 15, 2018 at 12:14 PM

Yanno, your little boy is NOT going to enjoy being named Lisa in my honor, but you can use it as a middle name, I’m flexible that way!!

Early congratulations – I wish you a speedy, healthy, as painless as possible birth! Good juju coming your way…and since we all can’t be there with you in the waiting room, we expect pictures as soon as you can!

bev May 15, 2018 at 12:33 PM

Congrats on the good sleep, Maryse!

Nay May 15, 2018 at 12:58 PM

Finished my other book, so I’m going to dive right into Melt for You. I’ll keep y’all posted!

Maryse May 15, 2018 at 1:06 PM

Whoa!!! What happened to my bev-monkey??

*blink blink*

bev May 15, 2018 at 2:23 PM

Lol. I’m celebrating my My Ahjussi love for this final week.
*deep breath*
I’m a bit worried about where they will leave these characters.

Grey May 15, 2018 at 5:55 PM

*tossing blue confetti* We’re having a baby, y’all!

Congrats in advance, Tasha!! Sending quick, healthy and easy labor and delivery vibes your way. Can’t wait to hear all about the newest member of our wolfpack!

Do we have a pool going? I’m going with boy, *giggle*, 7# 8.3oz, 20.75 inches long.

Ok, gotta fly, sorry for the post and run! Miss you all, hopefully things will slow down soon!

bev May 15, 2018 at 6:12 PM


Lots of hair.

7lbs 2oz.

19 and 1/2 inches long.

bev May 15, 2018 at 7:20 PM

I hate work politics and drama. Just keep my head down and work.

So I wanted to re read Men in Kilts, but slow lumpy reading and being a squirrel means it’s do back tomorrow unread.


Cheryl May 15, 2018 at 7:44 PM

Yeh Tasha, so excited for you. All the best for healthy baby and quick delivery for you!!

8lbs. 2 oz. 19 inches. ;)

Amy, I got some of that Halo Top ice cream today. Sooooo disappointed. A layer of ice on top and it tastes icy. So sad. :(

Tessa May 15, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Hmm, going with 8lbs. 8oz. 21 inches. Sorry for the big baby wishes, but I just want him super healthy right away.

Jean, doesn’t that sound interesting? Only 51 reviews on Amazon so I get to go in with a bunch of cluelessness.

Oh, and I’m almost done with His Pawn by Emily Snow. Believable? Nah. Fun and sexy. YEP. Totally enjoyable.

bev May 15, 2018 at 8:51 PM

Alright, if we were the fairy godmother of sleeping beauty what would we wish on him?

Serious: Empathy for others.

Frivolous: Good hair. Like Patrick Dempsy hair.

Tessa May 15, 2018 at 9:20 PM

Serious – Joy for life
Frivolous – Perfect lips

Nay May 15, 2018 at 10:30 PM

Good luck, Tasha!

I’m guessing 7 lbs 15 oz and 20-1/4 inches

Jen C May 16, 2018 at 12:31 AM

Still reading Act Like It (and LOVING IT. 70% in. So good. The banter! Aaah hoping to finish it tonight.) but Dear Dwayne, With Love looks great (still adore Must Love Otters by that author) and Another One by Aleatha Romig who I just adore – read the “prequel” freebie, A Secret One, to this a couple weeks ago and it had me hooked.

bev May 16, 2018 at 9:09 AM

Thinking of you Tasha and hope all goes well.

And because I love her voice and babies make me think of this song :

bev May 16, 2018 at 9:10 AM

Jen I’m so glad you like it! It was one of my favorites when it came out. Love the setting.

So tonight is the second to last My Ahjussi…… I am so nervous.

Grey May 16, 2018 at 9:53 AM

*dashes in to see if we have baby news yet* *tosses bubble gum cigars*

MichelleS May 16, 2018 at 12:06 PM

Keeping you in my thoughts today, Tasha. Is this our first Blog Baby? OMG. How exciting.

I just finished Karina Halle’s latest. Gave it four stars. I like her writing, and it was a good contemporary romance – May/December, forbidden. It just wasn’t rocking my world and it won’t be a re-read, does that make sense? I sound like such a book snob.

Now what?

MichelleS May 16, 2018 at 12:07 PM

We are guessing weight?

7 lbs 11 oz – 21.5 inches

MichelleS May 16, 2018 at 12:09 PM

What kind of creepy Avatar is that, Bev??? I miss the Orangutan.

Leslie M May 16, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Maryse, (and anyone else who has read Pull Me Close) I am FREAKING out! I seriously have anxiety. I dont like what is happening at end. Somebody come snuggle with me while I finish this!!!

Jean May 16, 2018 at 1:20 PM

7 lbs 5 oz…..20 inches

Can’t wait to hear some news from Tasha….. she was scheduled for today right?

Tessa May 16, 2018 at 2:11 PM

MichelleS, it’s from her My Ahjussi avatar.

Maryse May 16, 2018 at 2:12 PM

*snuggles Leslie*

*secretly snickers on the inside*

Nay May 16, 2018 at 2:32 PM

Jean–yes, they were inducing her today.

Amy May 16, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Whew!! Miss a day, miss a lot! I’ve been trying to only get samples of the pricier books, but that goes out the window today because The Optimist’s Guide to Letting Go, How to Walk Away, and The Harper Effect are MINE. Then there’s One Baby Daddy, Bad Boy Brody, Breathe, Another One (I want to know what the “it” is that happened!), Anti-Cinderella, and possibly We’ll Begin Again. Clickity-click! :D

Jean May 16, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Leslie, I freaking loved Pull Me Close! Hang in there….all worth it!

Hi Amy!

bev May 16, 2018 at 3:30 PM

It’s the heroine of My Ahjussi. My favorite heroine of the moment.

Amy May 16, 2018 at 4:14 PM

Oh wow, baby day? Awwww…

I suck at guessing things so I’m just gonna say healthy and a boy. :P

Now to catch up: YAY for Maryse’s sleeps…Tone Deaf sounds FANTASTIC…I’m loving bev’s love for her Ahjussi…BOOO Cheryl, that’s horrible because Halo Top is usually great :( …and BOOO MichelleS for books that don’t rock our worlds…I’ve definitely liked Emily Snow’s books in the past so I’ll check Tessa’s rec.

I think that covers it?

Amy May 16, 2018 at 4:15 PM

Hi Jean!!! Miss you, my friend. *hugs*

Tasha J May 16, 2018 at 4:44 PM

He’s heeeerre!!! TGIO (thank god it’s over). Lol Labor went well, my easiest yet. They had to redo the epi once and I kinda sorta touched it so I could die later, I took the risk! :P It really is stressing me a little, lol. But other than that, it went well. He has a little Mohawk, I haven’t chosen name yet. 8lb 20 1/4in long! Thank you all for your well wishes!!

Cheryl May 16, 2018 at 4:47 PM

Hi Amy! I did buy a second Halo Top. *giggle* Trying that one tonight. *fingers crossed*

Cheryl May 16, 2018 at 4:49 PM

Yeh Tasha!!!!!!!!!!!!! Glad all went well. Give little mohawk a hug and kiss for me. :)

Jean May 16, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Our blog baby! Congrats Tasha!!!!!

Tessa May 16, 2018 at 5:08 PM

Oooh, big healthy baby! Congratulations Tasha and welcome little mohawk!

Tessa May 16, 2018 at 5:09 PM

Nay is closest. She was an ounce off.

R. Renee May 16, 2018 at 5:13 PM

Congrats Tasha!!!!! #BLOGBABY <3

Amy May 16, 2018 at 5:26 PM

Congrats Tasha!!! :D

Leslie M May 16, 2018 at 6:21 PM

The blog baby has arrived!!!


Tasha, So glad you and baby are doing well. Can’t wait to hear name you choose. You decided against Jasper?

bev May 16, 2018 at 6:37 PM

Tasha! Congratulations. Love that he has a Mohawk.
Can’t wait to hear the name.

bev May 16, 2018 at 6:38 PM

I saw that My Ahjussi was up with subs and got a little thrill. I feel like I need snacks for the next (last) 2 eps.

Maryse …..I wish you’d watch.

Nay May 16, 2018 at 7:09 PM

Congrats, Tasha!

Hmm, maybe I need to play the lotto?? lol

Maryse May 16, 2018 at 7:24 PM


He has NO NAME YET!!!! Let’s name him!!!!

Jasper Nathaniel!



Ooooooooh!! Kellan!! I LOVE THAT NAME :D

bev May 16, 2018 at 7:34 PM

Oooh fun. As long as Tasha knows we love Jasper.

Maryse, you need to get a blog puppy so we can vote on a name.
I still stand by St. John pronounced Sink in.

Names….lets see….

Grey May 16, 2018 at 7:37 PM

Yay!!! our baby is here! *sets off the blue confetti and glitter cannons* So happy that mama and babe are doing well!!! Congratulations!

bev May 16, 2018 at 7:40 PM

Nathaniel (Nate)

Tatum (Tate)

Cillian…i like Irish names and the actor.

Hezekiah…always thought it was a cool name and from a book.

Cheryl May 16, 2018 at 8:37 PM

Could do something like Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy guitarist) who LOVES Marvel comics and named his daughter Marvel and name him (since we LOVE books, duh) Booker. *snickers*

Tessa May 16, 2018 at 9:35 PM

Marvel is cute, but it does make me think of Miss Marvel who did not have a happy ending.

Jen C May 17, 2018 at 1:40 AM

Congrats Tasha!

And Bev. Oh gosh, Act Like It was just what I needed! I did finish it last night and I’m still all caught up in it. Not what I was expecting at all. Such a refreshing read.

Tasha J May 17, 2018 at 4:27 AM

Jasper’s not off the list, I just want to be sure…here’s my current ‘narrowed down’ list: Jasper Lee
Milo David
Fisher Lee

Leslie M May 17, 2018 at 5:16 AM

Oh crap! Tasha those are all really great names. When I was pregnant (I only have one, a son) I would have sworn on my life I was having a girl so I told hubs “ya, sure…you can pick the name”. I yelled at ultrasound tech when she told me I was having a boy. Hee hee. So, no name drama for me.

Leslie M May 17, 2018 at 5:20 AM

FLT: I’ve never even had sex on the beach, no less made one.

Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland

Maryse May 17, 2018 at 5:55 AM

Ooooh I like Porter!!! :D

Lisa Aiello May 17, 2018 at 7:13 AM

Ooo, I like how you snuck Darkest Perception in there thinking I wouldn’t notice….CLICK!!

Lisa Aiello May 17, 2018 at 7:15 AM

I vote for Porter!!!! It has a strong book boyfriend vibe to it!!!
Congratulations, Tasha. So glad both you and the little guy are doing well!

Grey May 17, 2018 at 7:57 AM

Awww, definitely name him Will! *stars and hearts and lots of glitter*

My sincere wish for blog baby Will is respect. Which can be intrepreted in so many ways. Respect for self, others, the world… Yep that’s my serious wish.

My fun wish is that he’s the total package… And that’s all I’m gonna say about a 1 day old kid… :lol:

Nay May 17, 2018 at 8:24 AM

I love the name Wyatt!

“Mama has been dying all day.”
My Soul to Keep by Kennedy Ryan

Jean May 17, 2018 at 8:51 AM

My vote is for Porter!!! So happy for you Tasha!

Jean May 17, 2018 at 8:55 AM

FLT: The short-term parking lot shimmered like an urban mirage. (We All Fall Down, Book #2)

Yes, I’m a sucker for punishment!

Tessa May 17, 2018 at 9:36 AM

I adore Milo David, but Fisher Lee makes me think Fisher Price. :P Dex, be careful since Dexter was so popular (serial killer). :D Porter is the guy who carries luggage for a living.

Tessa May 17, 2018 at 9:44 AM

Elle sat in Spanish, staring at the clock.
Nero by Sarah Brianne

bev May 17, 2018 at 9:47 AM

Porter is cute. I met a little boy named that once. Does make me think of the song, Hey Porter. But it’s a good song.

I like them all….not that that matters. And they are all spelled correctly. Not going to lie, cute made up spellings drive me nuts.

Like Millo and Wiyatt.

I like Wyatt a lot. Soft spot for Milo.

Just saw Jasper described as rascally which made me smile and think of you.

R. Renee May 17, 2018 at 9:49 AM

They are all awesome names Tasha! Let that little guy tell you!

Maryse May 17, 2018 at 9:49 AM

P.S. How COOOOOOL is it that Tasha has already checked in with us about her baby!!!!!!

bev May 17, 2018 at 9:55 AM

Very cool.

R. Renee May 17, 2018 at 10:03 AM

FLT: “I rush down the crowded sidewalk, and a nervous sweat has broken out in all my most unglamorous places.” Bad Romeo, Leisa Rayven

I’m loving this book so hard. My life would be so much easier if you guys would just show up and hold me down when you tell me to read a book instead of letting me “get around to it.” :roll:

bev May 17, 2018 at 10:11 AM

That’s one of the ones that did not work for me. I found the heroine so ridiculous.

Tessa May 17, 2018 at 10:37 AM

R. I loved that book. I still need to buy the second one, but I loved it.

MichelleS May 17, 2018 at 10:51 AM

FLT: “What’s on the menu tonight, Ryn?” a man heckled from the far end of the crowded bar.” – BloodOath, the darkest Drae. On my Kindle forever. Finally getting to it.

I like Barrett for a name,that way his nickname can be Bear. :-)

Tessa May 17, 2018 at 12:13 PM

Ooooh, Michelle! I loved that one too! :)

Amy May 17, 2018 at 2:00 PM

R! I loved that duet like crazy! :D

Tessa, I have no idea how you didn’t go straight into the second one. Slap my a$$ and call me Sally.

bev…not surprised you didn’t like her. *snort*

Amy May 17, 2018 at 2:07 PM


“Dublin is a city with eyes.” ~ Fragile Lies by Laura Elliot

Tasha J May 17, 2018 at 2:34 PM

Ok, he’s officially Jasper Lee now. It was down to Jasper or Porter and we couldn’t decide, and then a family member mentioned how similar Porter sounded to another name in the family and it ruined it for me. Lol

Jean May 17, 2018 at 2:36 PM

Jasper Lee!!!! I love it Tasha! Hope all is well!

R. Renee May 17, 2018 at 2:47 PM

That’s perfect Tasha! I’m so happy for you! <3

Tasha J May 17, 2018 at 2:59 PM

Thanks! He’s a little cuddle bug today and since I can’t sleep, I’m catching up on some reading. Maryse, and anyone else who is interested, the review for The Summer Children I mentioned the other day is up. I wanted to know if I could read them as standalones and I skimmed a bunch so I wouldn’t spoil for myself, but at the end she addresses that. I think I’ll read these next!

Tessa May 17, 2018 at 3:00 PM

I like Jasper Lee. It’s seriously cute and he can wear it with dignity when he’s older. :D And He might be into Disney villains as a result (One of Cruella De’Ville’s minion was named Jasper.)

Amy, nope. I keep meaning to, but I keep forgetting. Also, the 7.99 price makes me go and look at the other books I want. :P

bev May 17, 2018 at 3:30 PM

Come on. That heroine was like those dogs that won’t leave your leg alone. She didn’t love him she just thought he was super hot. And if another super hot guy came along she’d have just switched to him.

bev May 17, 2018 at 3:33 PM

Jasper Lee is an awesome name!

bev May 17, 2018 at 3:43 PM

Maybe because I’m not reading right now, but I keep wanting to stress shop. It’s horrible and surprising. I’m cheap usually. But very stressed and keep having to fight the urge to shop.

Grey May 17, 2018 at 4:24 PM

Alright, if he can’t be Will… he can be Jasper! *giggle* Hope you and the fam are all doing well, Tasha, and that you get to go home and settle in soon!

Next one pregnant totally has to name their baby Will though… because… just because. Right, Jan? Jean? Melinda? someone back me up here!

Anywho… I’m totally drowning in baseball mom stuff and I haven’t really started yet, but this will be the book I read tonight.

FLT: ~ My heart thrummed painfully as I pulled Ivy closer to my chest and put my lips to her hair. ~ Fox by Max Monroe (Book 3 in the Stone Cold Fox trilogy out May 20th)

Tasha J May 17, 2018 at 4:42 PM

Will, I do like it! But, when I thought of it the night before I kept saying it like the Stranger Things kids. Lol

Cheryl May 17, 2018 at 4:54 PM

Awwww, Jasper makes me think of Twilight. Congrats Tasha!! I miss the snuggle days.

“It isn’t what you think. I promise.” Worth the Risk by K. Bromberg. Third book in an inter-related standalone series about 3 brothers. The cover bugs me. The other two were guys dressed in the uniform that there characters were. This one is so generic. Could have had a cool helicopter with pilot standing in front of it.

bev May 17, 2018 at 7:22 PM

You guys!

Look look look….

A romcom with Keanu & Winona. The trailer looks good.

Cheryl May 17, 2018 at 7:39 PM

Bev, that was weirdly funny!

Cheryl May 17, 2018 at 7:42 PM

Karina Halle must be infatuated with the upcoming royal wedding…last two books H is a prince. ;)

bev May 17, 2018 at 7:55 PM

I want to watch it , I hope it’s good. I really like both of them.

Jan May 17, 2018 at 8:48 PM

Tasha! Congrats to you and your family on the safe arrival of Jasper Lee. Great name BTW. So thrilled for you. Our blog baby! *group hugs everyone*

Maryse May 17, 2018 at 9:19 PM

Keanu is my main famous actor boyfriend. I have no others to tell you the truth. ;) LOL!

Maryse May 17, 2018 at 9:21 PM


The name AND our blog baby! YAY Tasha!!!!! I’m so thrilled for you and your sweet snuggle baby.

Tessa May 17, 2018 at 9:37 PM

Cheryl, have you seen the Swedish prince irl? She probably saw a pic of him and had fantasies about him. Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland is HOT. And married. lol

Maryse May 17, 2018 at 10:05 PM

bev, I’d love a blog puppy!!! But the name has to start with a P. When it comes to dogs, I love “p” names. LOL!!

Hobbit already had her name when I got her and I didnt want to change it. It suits her. But if I DID change it, It would have been Poppet.

LOL. Hobbit/Poppet. Almost the same.

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