Latest Romance Book Releases – November 13th 2018

by Maryse on November 13, 2018 · 57 comments

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SERIAL KILLER ALERT!!! Eeeeeeep!! This author is the queen of not holding back, when it comes to her stories… and this one sounds like one heck of a psych-thriller (possible love story??)! ;) Right up my creepy-stalker alley! HE’S TAKING REVENGE FOR WHAT SHE (his mother??) DID TO HIM…

“…Finding the evil, spoiled women sates my ravenous, vengeful soul.
I hunt. I capture. I destroy.
Slowly. So slowly.
One, two, three, four, five…
And now six.
I’m wicked and sadistic.
I am Cold Cole Heart.
My mission is death and their payment to me has come due.
Number six thinks she is different.
Yet when I look at her, I see them.
She will pay. They always do…”

Good morning everyone!!! :D This is one of the BIGGEST new release lists in months! And a quite a few look extra good to me!

Blurb jolts! Tragic (latest by Devney Perry which I read and loved. He’s a reclusive grump, and she just moved in next door), Deception (she was deeply in love with him, living her perfect life, and then realized he wasn’t at all who he said he was…), Tequila Tequila (she had drunk bad sex with her best friend and he doesn’t remember it at all), Pucked Love (Helena Hunting’s latest!! Famous hockey star that is letting her set all of the rules, and they are both so broken…), A Part of You (psych-thriller?? She and her husband are having infertility issues, and then there’s the surrogate…) and so many more that I highlighted below that sound awesome!!

While you’re here, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds, a new review, and my latest BIG LIST:

  • ➔➔ Monday Earlybird Book Releases <— 20+ books went live early, so don’t miss these! Consider them a “prequel” to this list. ;)
  • ➔➔ Book Review – Tragic by Devney Perry <— 4.5 STARS & he’s her moody, reclusive alpha-jerk neighbor!! :D
  • ➔➔ What are you in the mood to read? <— BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!! BEST LIST EVER ALERT!!!! eek Seriously. This may be the most ultimate of ALL the “Ultimate Books Lists”. Check out my new “PICK YOUR GENRE” list (or should I have called it, pick your “book-catnip” list?) In the mood for something specific? To make “searching” for something to read easier, I’ve compiled a list of all my blog posts “tagged” with whatever particular genre, or “feel” we’re in the mood for.

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. Signs of Cupidity: A Fantasy Reverse Harem Story: Heart Hassle, Book 1 by Raven Kennedy
  2. Muse by Katy Evans
  3. Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich
  4. Chasing Shadows: First Wives, Book 3 by Catherine Bybee
  5. Broken Compass by Jo Raven
  6. Shoot the Messenger: A Paranormal Space Fantasy: Messenger Chronicles Series, Book 1 by Pippa DaCosta
  7. The Worst Best Man by Lucy Score
  8. Dr. Strange Beard: Winston Brothers, Book 5 by Penny Reid
  9. The Child Thief 3: Thin Lines by Bella Forrest
  10. This Is Marketing: You Can’t Be Seen Until You Learn to See by Seth Godin
  11. Home Coming: The Survivalist Series, Book 10 by A. American
  12. The Book of Freedom by Paul Selig
  13. It’s Not Supposed to Be This Way by Lysa TerKeurst


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)

  • Forbidden Desires: The Complete Series by Kendall Ryan <— KENDALL RYAN SERIES BUNDLE ALERT!! “The Complete Series, containing every title in the sexy and intense bestselling series. This box set includes four bestselling novels: DIRTY LITTLE SECRET, DIRTY LITTLE PROMISE, TORRID LITTLE AFFAIR and TEMPTING LITTLE TEASE.”
  • Diablo’s Throne MMA Books 1-3 by H.J. Bellus <— MMA FIGHTER SERIES BUNDLE & it’s super-bargain priced!! “Diablo’s Throne is about fighting, it’s about winning, and it’s about being the best MMA fighter to ever enter the ring. Three standalone novels following the lives of three fighters built to win no matter the cost.”
  • Whispers of Winter: A Limited Edition Collection of Winter Romances <— ANTHOLOGY & IT’S super-bargain priced!!
  • A Night to Remember: A Romance Collection: Six Scrumptious Novels <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY!!
  • Hockey Holidays <— HOCKEY STAR ANTHOLOGY & it’s super-bargain priced!! “**100% of the proceeds from sales of this anthology will be donated to charity.** This holiday season unwrap a brand-new collection of hockey romances that includes humor, drama, love, and – of course – hockey! Each book is EXCLUSIVE to the anthology and NEVER BEFORE PUBLISHED by USA Today, New York Times, and all your favorite bestselling hockey romance authors.



  1. Poseidon Is Mine: Paranormal Romance (Gods and Monsters Book 2) by Mila Young
  2. Such Violent Delights: A Holiday Paranormal Romance Anthology
  3. Frost: A Qurilixen World Novella: Intergalactic Dating Agency (Galaxy Alien Mail Order Brides Book 5) by Michelle M. Pillow
  4. The Krinar Exposé: A Krinar Chronicles Novel by Anna Zaires and Hettie Ivers
  5. Dark Cure (Refuge Book 6) by Cynthia Sax
  6. Primarian Mates: The Complete Series by Maddie Taylor
  7. Sunlight’s Kiss (Demon Runners Book 2) by Amy J. Hawthorn
  8. Battlefield Love: A Reverse Harem Mythological Romance (Operation Cupid Book 1) by Skyler Andra
  9. The Human and Her Vampires: A Reverse Harem Vampire Paranormal Romance (The Covenant of New Orleans Book 2) by Julie Morgan
  10. Stolen Princess (Royal Conquest Duology Book 1) by Nikki Jefford <— A supernatural Cinderella meets Mr. Darcy and The Cruel PrinceShe sacrificed herself to save her family from poverty… “I finally regained my freedom, but it’s being threatened. It wasn’t enough to kill my mate, heir to the throne. My obsessive Fae brother-in-law wants the crown. And he wants me ruling by his side.
  11. Crush Depth (Rogue Rescue Book 2) by Mia West <— M/M PARANORMAL
  12. The Wayward Prince (Mind + Machine Book 2) by Hanna Dare <— M/M SCI-FI
  13. A Vampire’s Heart (Ellowyn Found Book 1) by Kayleigh Sky
  14. Darkwater (The Elemental Dragons Book 1) by Katherine Rhodes
  15. A Choice of Secrets (A Dark Glass Novel Book 4) by Barb Hendee



  1. Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3) by Devney Perry <— DEVNEY PERRY ALERT!!!! HE’S RECLUSIVE AND MOODY & SHE JUST MOVED IN NEXT DOOR!!! ;) I read this one and loved it… (here’s my review)
  2. Sleepover by Serena Bell
  3. International Guy: London, Berlin, Washington, DC (International Guy Volumes Book 3) by Audrey Carlan
  4. Mafia King (Royal Mafia Book 3) by Bella J.
  5. It Started One Christmas by Susan Mallery
  6. Dr. Single Dad – A British Billionaire Romance (Billionaires of Europe Book 6) by Holly Rayner
  7. my life as a mixtape (my life as an album Book 4) by LJ Evans
  8. Getting the Goods by Elizabeth Perry
  9. Deception : Secret Baby Romance, Second Chance by C.A. Harms <— SHE FELL IN LOVE & HE CRUSHED HER TRUST… “…I wanted to forget the times we shared, the laughs we had. I wanted to ignore the fact that he’d so easily found a place in my heart. Only there was one problem… I wasn’t allowed to forget. I am reminded daily of him. Each morning, I have no choice but to look into the same, beautiful eyes he possessed. I see his smile, and that same shade of dark melted chocolate hair that at one point, I loved running my fingers through. Every single day I reminded of the fact that the father of my child is nothing more than a man that truly never existed.”
  10. Tell Her No Lies by Kelly Irvin
  11. Skater (Seattle Sharks Book 6) by Samantha Whiskey <— HOCKEY STAR ALERT!!! HE’S TAKING CARE OF HIS YOUNG NIECE… “…When my addict sister leaves Hannah on my doorstep with nothing but a backpack and a note full of excuses, my entire life shifts. Playoffs or not, keeping my niece out of foster care is my first priority. I need help…from anyone but her. Ivy Harris. Coach’s other daughter. Gorgeous, smart-mouthed, reckless. Hannah’s new BFF and favorite babysitter...”
  12. Before Girl by Kate Canterbary – EX-ARMY RANGER HAS LOVED HER FROM AFAR!! “…She’s known throughout the industry as the jock whisperer—the one who can tame the baddest of the bad boys in professional sports without losing her signature smile. But Cal Hartshorn is an entirely different kind of chaos. He’ll fix your broken heart. This former Army Ranger and now-famous cardiothoracic surgeon fails at nothing…except talking to a woman he’s adored from afar...”
  13. Whiskey Undone (Whiskey and Lies Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— SHE’S IN UNREQUITED LOVE WITH HER BEST FRIEND/SINGLE FATHER ALERT!! “…Ainsley Harris has always kept a secret from her best friend. She’s stood by his side, helped him raise his daughter, and tried to keep her distance even though she’s been in love with him for years. She knows he has secrets of his own and she’s not willing to chance what they have on a possibility...”
  14. Love on Guard by Nikki Kwiatkowski
  15. Side Show: Lust & Chrome duet by Gigi Birtie
  16. Like You Mean It by Jillian Liota
  17. Control: An Everyday Heroes Novella by K. Bromberg <— K. BROMBERG SWAT OFFICE ALERT!! “…when she comes face to face with SWAT officer Reznor Mayne, he’s about to show her just how good control can feel...”
  18. Look Alive Twenty-Five: A Stephanie Plum Novel by Janet Evanovich <— JANET EVANOVICH ALERT!!
  19. Reclaiming Izabel (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Victoria Paige <— NAVY SEAL BETRAYED HER BY FAKING HIS OWN DEATH… “…To protect his wife and avenge his brothers, the Navy SEAL faked his death. Injuries and the loss of his team marked his soul, but it was losing Izabel and their unborn child that nearly broke him. Focusing all his time and skills on finding the enemy was his lifeline. Returning to his wife had always been his dream, but reclaiming Izabel might prove to be his ultimate nightmare. Because his wife may never forgive him for betraying their vows...”
  20. Unlocking Darkness (Keys to Love Series, Book Five) by Kennedy Layne
  21. Dream Boy: A Secret Baby Second Chance Romance (Blue Collar Bachelors Book 6) by Cassie-Ann L. Miller
  22. Dangerous Betrayal (Aegis Group Book 7) by Sidney Bristol
  23. Tequila Tequila by Emma Hart <— EMMA HART ALERT!! SHE SLEPT WITH HER BEST FRIEND BUT HE DOESN’T REMEMBER IT & IT WAS AWFUL!! “…I have no intention of telling him what we did. Nothing good comes from telling your best friend he’s the worst guy you’ve ever slept with. Which makes the tequila on my birthday a very, very bad idea…”
  24. Washington DC (International Guy Book 9) by Audrey Carlan
  25. Once Upon a Romance (A Dream Come True Book 1) by Alex Bailey
  26. Just Like Love (Just Like This Book 2) by Rebecca Gallo
  27. Finding Victory: Book 2 of the Rollin On Series by Emilia Finn
  28. Ropes (Burning Saints MC Book 3) by Jack Davenport
  29. I Still Do (Second Chance with You Book 6) by Melanie D. Snitker
  30. A Holiday By Gaslight: A Victorian Christmas Novella by Mimi Matthews <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE ALERT!! “…Sophie Appersett is quite willing to marry outside of her class to ensure the survival of her family. But the darkly handsome Mr. Edward Sharpe is no run-of-the-mill London merchant. He’s grim and silent. A man of little emotion–or perhaps no emotion at all. After two months of courtship, she’s ready to put an end to things…”
  31. The Last Duke (The 1797 Club Book 10) by Jess Michaels <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  32. Dearest Millie (The Pennington Family) by May McGoldrick <— HISTORICAL ROMANCE!!
  33. Romancing Rayne: (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Riley Edwards
  34. Split Screen Scream (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Debra Parmley
  35. Rescuing Emma (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Michele E Gwynn
  36. Poppy and the Big Bad Wolfe (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Sealed With A Kiss Book 6) by Margaret Madigan
  37. The SEAL’s Surprise Mission (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Rache) by Rachel McNeely
  38. The Only Things You Can Take by Stacy Claflin <— THE LOVE OF HER LIFE (HIS BEST FRIEND) DIES… “…With their worlds shattered, Anchor and Sutton turn to each other. Feelings intensify, but so does guilt. The attraction can’t be denied, but then Sutton reveals a secret that changes everything. He’s jolted, conflicted. Maybe falling for her was a mistake. Or maybe it was the best decision he ever made.”
  39. Trusting Jake (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Fierce Protectors Book 5) by Casey Hagen
  40. Avenging Julie (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) (Guardians of Hope Book 6) by KD Michaels
  41. Major Events (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Jesse Jacobson
  42. Saving Satin (Special Forces: Operation Alpha) by Rose Smith
  43. Justice For Sloane (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Reina Torres
  44. Kace (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Barb Han
  45. Stage Fright (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) by Stacey Wilk
  46. Pucked Love (The Pucked Series Book 7) by Helena Hunting <— HELENA HUNTING HOCKEY STARS ALERT!! HE REQUIRES AN NDA BEFORE DATING… except for her. ”…as much as I might want to keep her, I’ll never put the lid on her jar. Not at the risk of losing her. So I’ve let her set the rules in our relationship. But as long hidden secrets expose us both, I discover exactly how fragile Charlene is, and how much I need her. We’re all broken. We’re all messed up. Some more than others. Me more than most...”
  47. Mace: Lighthouse Security Investigations by Maryann Jordan
  48. Good Girl (The Siren Island Series Book 1) by Tricia O’Malley
  49. Recovering Hope (The Potter’s House Books Book 14) by Marion Ueckermann
  50. Royal Tease (Royals United Book 1) by Nana Malone
  51. Staged (Exodus End World Tour Book 3) by Olivia Cunning <— OLIVIA CUNNING ROCK STARS ALERT!! “…Roux Williams knows an opportunity like this only comes around once in a lifetime. Her band, Baroquen, has finally gotten their big break and are opening for Exodus End and Sinners—two powerhouses of rock—on the European leg of their world tour. She refuses to screw up this opportunity by getting involved with Steve Aimes no matter how gorgeous, sexy and surprisingly attentive he is…”
  52. Shotgun Ridge: Small Town Contemporary Romance: Bachelors of Shotgun Ridge, Book 7 by Mindy Neff
  53. Zero Trace (The Arsenal Book 4) by Cara Carnes
  54. Keegan (Texas Rascals Book 1) by Lori Wilde
  55. Dirty Bad Boy: A Fake Fiance Romance (Back To You Book 3) by Mira Lyn Kelly
  56. Fireworks (True North Book 6) by Sarina Bowen <— SARINA BOWEN ALERT!! SHE’S BACK IN TOWN WHERE THE COP ONCE BROKER HER HEART… “…Skye can sneak into the town that once tried to break her, get the story and get back into the good graces of her producer. Easy peasy. Except things go sideways even as she sets foot over the county line. Her step-sister is on the run from a violent drug dealer. And the cop on the case is none other than Benito Rossi, the man who broke her teenage heart...”
  57. Recall: The Red Ledger: Parts 4, 5 & 6 (Volume 2) by Meredith Wild
  58. The Red Ledger: 6 by Meredith Wild
  59. Stranded in the Woods (Holiday Acres Book 3) by Noelle Adams
  60. Pleasure’s Fury: Billionaire Assassin Menage Romance (Masters’ Admiralty Book 3) by Lila Dubois and Mari Carr
  61. A Part of You by Lynden Renwick <— INFERTILITY ALERT… and there’s a surrogate… “ seems that any hope of completing her family is lost. Enter Hannah—a beautiful and celebrated playwright looking for inspiration for her next show—who offers to serve as Ashleigh’s non-surgical surrogate. However, when Ashleigh arranges for her husband to sleep with Hannah, tensions and questions start to rise..”
  62. Don’t Love A Liar (Dark Sins Book 2) by Cynthia Eden <— CYNTHA EDEN ALERT!! HE’S PRETENDING TO BE HER PROTECTOR… “…She’s scared and lost, and she’s a victim in this tangled web. She wants someone to rely on. Someone who will help her when the whole world falls in flames around her. She thinks Remy is that guy. She’s dead wrong. Remy is the one working against her even as he swears to protect her…”
  63. Possession (Perversion Trilogy Book 2) by T.M. Frazier <— T.M. FRAZIER’S LATEST TRILOGY INSTALLMENT! These must be read in order!! “The story of Grim and Emma Jean continues.”
  64. Love Under Fire
  65. The Beautiful Years II: A Mafia Romance Saga by Annie Rose Welch
  66. A Perfect Lie by Lisa Renee Jones
  67. Heart2Heart: A Charity Anthology, Volume 2 <— M/M ROMANCE ANTHOLOGY!!
  68. Chasing Shadows (First Wives Book 3) by Catherine Bybee
  69. Endless (Merciless Book 4) by W. Winters
  70. This Is Not Love by Nicolina Martin <— DARK READ!! SHE MEETS HER SOULMATE & THEN SHE’S KIDNAPPED…Roarke Brennan thought he had everything under control, but when a mysterious girl catches his attention, and a bullet nearly ends his life, he sets out on a chaotic path to destruction. Bree took everything from him. It’s time to return the favor. Surely it’s a meeting that can only end in disaster. Or must it? If it feels like love, why can’t it be?”
  71. Tell Me You Love Me: A Novel by S. Ann Cole <— S. ANN COLE ALERT!! SHE WANTS A BABY BUT NOT A RELATIONSHIP… “…Where does a woman like the Serena Bentley find a man who’s willing to knock her up then walk away and be gone forever? So what else can she do to get what she wants, the way she wants it, except to lie?
  72. Fallen by Aria Glazki
  73. Between the Words (Words of the Heart Book 4) by Holly Jacobs <— SHE MEETS HIS WIFE!!Alice had the perfect life…which fell apart when her husband’s pregnant mistress showed up at her door. Olivia was leading an imperfect life until it fell together when she met her cheating boyfriend’s other woman…his wife. Two Women. Two Romances.…”


PREORDERS (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay by J.K. Rowling - November 16th 2018
  2. Target: Alex Cross by James Patterson – November 19th 2018
  3. Breathless (Ross Siblings Book 8) by Cherrie Lynn – November 19th 2018
  4. 4th & Girl (Mavericks Tackle Love) by Max Monroe – November 20th 2018
  5. Beauchamp Hall: A Novel by Danelle Steel – November 20th 2018
  6. Fire and Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) by George R. R. Martin - November 20th 2018
  7. Her Mafioso King (The Vitucci Mafiosos Book 4) by Terri Anne Browning - November 27th 2018
  8. Hunky Heartbreaker: A Whiskey Kisses Novella by Kendall Ryan – November 27th 2018
  9. Someone to Trust (A Westcott Novel) by Mary Balogh - November 27th 2018
  10. Love With Me (With Me In Seattle Book 11) by Kristen Proby – November 27th 2018
  11. Tragic (Lark Cove Book 3) by Devney Perry – November 27th 2018
  12. Until Cobi (Until Him/Her Book 7) by Aurora Rose Reynolds – November 27th 2018
  13. Raff (The Vorge Crew Book 4) by Laurann Dohner – November 27th 2018

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{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Cheryl November 13, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Happy Tuesday!! Off to work. *chugs coffee*

Steph N November 13, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Good Morning everyone! Just Devney Perry for me today. Currently reading Bloodstained Beauty from the Friday post. :)

Nay November 13, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Good morning! What a wonderful, huge list–surely I can find something to hoist me out of this slump!

Nancy Parken November 13, 2018 at 9:04 AM

ENDLESS (Merciless Book 4) is the last book in the series, but is the absolute best book in the series. Merciless, Heartless, Breathless, lead up to Endless. That this is the thrilling ending of the series is what makes it the best book of the bunch. What an ending to the series! Willow Winters has the most ‘powerful’ writing that I have read in I don’t remember when. From page one till the dramatic end, this book held my attention.

Leslie M November 13, 2018 at 9:22 AM

Morning! I have been out of bed for over 3 hrs but can’t seem to get moving. I think more coffee is needed.

Going to make an ooey gooey baked ziti tonight.

Haven’t been reading too much as I’m not really in mood. *gasp* This time of year my guilty pleasure is cheesey/made for tv Christmas movies! I love them. The more ridiculous & cringey the better. ;)

Maryse November 13, 2018 at 9:45 AM

HALLMARK MOVIES!!!! And Lifetime too. And the Disney Channel. Just pure, glowing happiness.

Maryse November 13, 2018 at 9:46 AM

YAY!!! Thank you for the recommendation, Nancy. I’ll put up the reading order guide with your quote. :D

Maryse November 13, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Steph… how are you liking it. It seemed so dark and ominous!!!

Jenn November 13, 2018 at 10:23 AM

Good Morning!

Steph-I am reading Bloodstained Beauty too just started yesterday and almost done; 97%

Leslie-that is one of my fav; YUM now I am hungry :-)

Jenn November 13, 2018 at 10:29 AM

Maryse-In regards to Bloodstained Beauty; other than the blurb you posted I read nothing about this book and just went in blind. That is the best way to experience this amazing book. It captivated me from beginning to end as I am done now. It overwhelmed me, consumed me and yes had me questioning my sanity. (love when that happens) It was freaking amazing! Lived and Loved every word of it!

Nay November 13, 2018 at 11:08 AM

Jenn–thanks for the info! After starting about ten different books over the last 2 weeks (some of them I only read one page), I just KU’d Bloodstained Beauty–I’ve been hearing a lot about it, but I haven’t read the blurb or any reviews, so I’m going in blind.

I’m going to get myself a bowl of Apple Jacks and tuck in!

Jenn November 13, 2018 at 11:18 AM

Absolutely Nay-Hope it’s a good one for you too. :-) I am finding that if I switch up the genre of books frequently I enjoy them so much more because I am not comparing one to the other. so as of late that is what I have been doing! :-)

Michele G November 13, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Good morning everyone! I finished the audio of Hate to Love You this morning. It was a nice angsty one for sure. I don’t know how it would read since I listened to the audiobook and I firmly believe that sometimes that can either make or break a book for me. That said, if you do give it a go, bear with it…you’re going to really dislike the h initially until you start to see what her background has been and even though you won’t excuse the things she’s done…you will start to see why she is so flawed. It was an exhausting journey to their HEA but well worth it.

Did Leslie really have to mention ooooeeey gooooey baked ziti so early in the day…now my stomach is rumbling!

I’m in reverse from some of you. I have a DVR full of taped shows and movies and all I seem to want to do is read. Hubby wants to start deleting things but I won’t let him because I know the time will come where I’ll want to watch them.

There are some yummy looking books up there…but I have to say (and I rarely say this), I think A Part of You will be a hard no for me. If someone reads it and finds it to be otherwise, please let me know but as of now that one has me totally cringing! I mean I’m out with the line “arranges for her husband to sleep with Hannah…” I think I would want to cut his *#%! off on behalf of his wife…just saying…baby or no baby.

On that note, everyone have a lovely day!!

Jenn November 13, 2018 at 12:57 PM

MicheleG-I am the same as you; I have minimum 6 weeks of shows to watch but when I have time I just want to read; nothing else. As matter of fact guess what I am reading now….. The Wall of Winnipeg and Me. :-)

Nay November 13, 2018 at 2:55 PM

Jenn–TWOWAM is one of the 10 books I tried to start! I decided something laboriously long or slow burn wouldn’t be a great idea for me right now.

Nay November 13, 2018 at 4:05 PM

I know this was pretty popular around here. Unloved by Kate Regnery is on sale for $0.99! Regular price $5.99.

Jenn November 13, 2018 at 5:47 PM

Nay-I didn’t realize how long of a book it is-hopefully I can stay focused.

Ashley November 13, 2018 at 8:29 PM

Jenn – The Wall of Winnipeg and Me is one of my ALL time favorite books! I’ve read and listened to it about a dozen times! I’ve actauly been in the mood to do a relisten.

I read Heartbreak Warfare this weekend and it was beyond amazing! I still can’t get it out of my head. So so so so good!

I listened to Fight or Flight by Samantha Young today and I really liked it. I love her books and this one was the perfect companion for my day. It made me laugh, smile and cry.

Christine November 13, 2018 at 9:13 PM

Great list! I just tore through Heartbreak Warfare! Loved it!

Jan November 14, 2018 at 1:11 AM

Hmm. I’m tempted by Tragic and Before Girl. Might download the samples of both of them. And I’m looking forward to the new Mary Balogh HR later this month (Someone To Trust). It’s OWYM, which I didn’t used to like that much, but I’ve read a few now that I’ve liked so we’ll see.

I’m reading and liking Bulldozer at the moment. P Dangelico’s new one.

Thanks for another great list, Maryse. *hugs Maryse*

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 5:10 AM

Ashley-Thank you I’m really liking it!. Heartbreak Warfare I agree amazing. It’s been over a week for me since I finished and still thinking about them. I think they just maybe in my heart forever!

Cheryl November 14, 2018 at 7:38 AM

I started Before Girl last night. Still too soon to decide if like it or not. Funny, but a little slow to start. The h is a curvy, confident woman and the H seems shy/reserved but with some badboy peeking thru. We’ll see.

Cheryl November 14, 2018 at 7:41 AM

An example from BG:

“I’m not really a flowers-and-proper-dates girl,” I said, fully aware of his thigh muscles tightening under my hand. “I’m more of a burgers-and-football girl, to be honest. Baseball or hockey since we’re in the off-season. Basketball too. Burgers, sports, nothing proper. I’m not proper.”
Cal rested his forehead on my shoulder with a quiet groan. “Marry me, Stella. Marry me and bear my children.”

Cheryl November 14, 2018 at 7:42 AM

One more thing, he’s 42 and she’s 35. A refreshing change from college-age MC’s.

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 8:09 AM

Maryse- K.Webster book “Cold Cole Heart” I refuse to read reviews but all 5* reviews on Amazon so far and avg rating on GR 4.88.

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 8:10 AM

Cheryl-That book sounds good…let’s us know once your done your final thoughts :-)

Maryse November 14, 2018 at 8:46 AM

Jenn did it just go live??? I’m checking it out. Thank you!!! :D

Maryse November 14, 2018 at 8:51 AM

OMG I just saw it Jenn. Right up my creepy-stalker alley!!!!!!! :D !!!!!

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 9:04 AM

oh yes Maryse…right up mine too :-)

Nay November 14, 2018 at 9:06 AM

Jenn–Yes, TWOWAM long AND slow burn. But I loved Kulti (it’s one of those books that gives my heart a tug every time I think about it) so I have to read it eventually.

And I’m LOVING Bloodstained Beauty. What a surprise! It’s like nothing I’ve ever read. I so enjoy finding books like this that stand apart from the rest. It reminds me of something Jewel Ann would have written, yet it’s still in Ella Fields’ distinct romantic style.

Tessa November 14, 2018 at 10:13 AM

*starts doing happy dance Pain by Jaymin Eve and Jane Washington is released today. It’s the final book of the series. I’m hoping after this, they work together again. It’s the perfect mix of story writing and character development. :D

Tessa November 14, 2018 at 10:15 AM

Also, did you all vote in the final round on Goodreads?

Michele G November 14, 2018 at 10:45 AM

Nay you will have to go back to TWOWAM at some point…it’s worth it! It’s slow burn but sooo good! Hang in there with it Jenn!

Totally adding Before Girl to my TBR (yay it’s KU), intrigued by Cold Cole Heart, anddd moving Bloodstained Beauty up on my list….when do I plan to sleep…?

Tasha J November 14, 2018 at 10:47 AM

Oh, did ya’ll see the trailer for Dumplin on Netflix December 7?!! Looks GOOD!! :)

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 10:59 AM

YAY NAY :-) *happy dance* I am so glad you are; I felt the same way which is why I devoured it in less than 24 hrs-so freaking awesome!!!! OH and definitely reading something out of your norm at least for me is what typically can get me out of a slump; or re-reading a favorite always helps too. In regards to TWOWAM; I actually prefer “slow burns” when they are done right because I love the build up….the insta-love stories are not so much for me, but some have definitely worked :-)

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 11:07 AM

MicheleG-I have not had too much time to read but am sticking with it for sure. Absolutely move Bloodstained Beauty up and if you want to BR Cold Cole Heart let me know and I will wait to read it with you when your ready.

Tessa-I voted but most books nominated I have not even read *sigh* so just stuck with the two categories I could vote in.

Tasha-I have not seen the trailer for this…*runs off to watch trailer*

Tessa November 14, 2018 at 12:12 PM

I only voted on 4 categories. Best of the best, romance, fantasy, and YA fantasy. (Cruel Prince better win!) :P

Michele G November 14, 2018 at 12:34 PM

Oh Dumplin does look good!! And yes, I voted…and I did my part for Cruel Prince, Tessa.

Jenn, if you don’t mind waiting…I can probably be ready to BR Cold Cole Heart by the weekend…would that work for you? Anyone else want to join us?

Jenn November 14, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Absolultely Michele-just say when and I’m there :-) That gives me from now till than to finish TWOWAM.

Nay November 14, 2018 at 11:29 PM

I think my book New Years Resolution is to read a few more books that may be in contention for the GR Choice Awards. I had hardly read any this year and that really bugged me. If I’d read a little more in some other genres (books that are actually ON my tbr), I could’ve participated in about 4 or 5 more categories.

I know it may be difficult to pick, but certain author are no-brainers (like CoHo–her book I DID actually read), and there are always psych thrillers and women’s fiction books that people are really buzzing about.

Tasha–did you read a lot of books from the original nominee list? You’re always mentioning books from diverse genres that you’re wanting to try.

R. Renee November 15, 2018 at 9:57 AM

FLT: “People are afraid to merge on freeways in Los Angeles.” Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis

Leslie M November 15, 2018 at 10:08 AM

3 things:

Pepperoncini pot roast in Crock-Pot! Yay! Snow storm coming tonight, so that felt like a good wintery meal.

I’m currently listening to Torn by Carian Cole and I am not loving it. :( My issues are that it’s long and slow AND it’s one of those “not really a standalone” (I didn’t realize this was a spin off). I feel like I am missing a lot of backstory & that I should know characters. I hate that.

Trying to motivate myself to rake leaves before snow comes.

Michele G November 15, 2018 at 1:05 PM

FLT: “I was swinging upside down by my knees on the monkey bars in our back garden the first time I met him.” Carnage: The Story of Us (yep the book many of you love to hate)

Tessa November 15, 2018 at 1:23 PM

R. That is not true. TOURIST are afraid to merge onto to LA freeways.

Michelle, I just hate. :P I don’t like her, but many did like the story. I just couldn’t get past hating both the h and the H in it, though I hated her more.

I don’t know what I want to read! I wanted to read Tame by Chloe Walsh but it included characters from her Broken series which I haven’t touched. If anyone has read it, do you need to read the Broken series first?

Tessa November 15, 2018 at 1:23 PM

WAIT! I own the first of the Broken series. I got it for free! I know what I want to read. :D

Amy November 15, 2018 at 1:35 PM

I kept waiting and waiting for the Friday list, and I kept thinking, “what the heck is up, Maryse? Is something wrong and you can’t post it yet?”

Then I realized it is only Thursday. :roll:


“Dean, Dean Martin!” ~ The Fall by Kate Stewart

She’s already put a couple of quotes from Room 212 at the beginning of the prologue and first chapter! *squeeeeeee!!!* Since I’m not indulging in KS’s Heartbreak Warfare…

Tasha J November 15, 2018 at 2:42 PM

No, Nay, I hardly read any. But, I had a bunch of them on my list. I knew they’d be good! :( No time this year for any reading. As excited as I am when a book I want to read is released, I’m so tired or I have running that needs done or cooking to do and laundry backed up or dishes or an extra (I try to fit in 1 a day) and kids to feed or bathe or whatever, that I just don’t read anymore much in my “spare” time. I always have to make time for reading. And I don’t have the energy right now. Lol
I hardly have time for tv too and have to make time for that, but at least if I fit in a show or movie, I can get the whole story quick.

Nay November 15, 2018 at 3:07 PM

Oh yeah, Tasha! I forgot that “small” detail of your pregnancy and new baby! I guess I’ve just heard you mention a lot of the books. But still, I think you manage to get many more read than I did when I was in your shoes. I remember those days very well–I actually quit reading for about 10 years because I just fell asleep every time I tried. I was selling vintage pottery and dinnerware on ebay, so the only books I read were reference books that had to do with the stuff I was selling.

“The hard body between my thighs came to life, and I reveled in the feeling.”
The Peer and the Puppet by B.B. Reid
(It’s not what you think! Get your minds out of the gutter (where mine was when I read it!) lol

Tasha J November 15, 2018 at 3:09 PM

I wore my outfit today, with the black tights and tall black hooka boots ;) :P And they worked great together!! I was gonna try the cream tights n brown ankle too to see what I liked better, but it took 2 ppl to get those tights on, so *shrug*. Thanks ya’ll for the input!

Tasha J November 15, 2018 at 3:38 PM

It was definitely easier at the newborn stage. Now, he’s almost 6 months and has his own special crawl. All he wants to do is go.
I suppose I’ve read quite a bit, just not everything I wanted to. Or even half of what I wanted to. I thought with the booger starting preschool I’d get 2 1/2 hours twice a week to read all to myself. And church I should get 2 hours once a week. The big one has swim twice a week where I should get an hour and a half. But, not once has any of that happened yet.

Nay November 15, 2018 at 6:13 PM

Tasha, it’s amazing how the time just gets eaten up.

Right now it’s hours. Soon it’ll be years!

Leslie M November 15, 2018 at 7:33 PM

Our little J-man is crawling!!

Jan November 15, 2018 at 8:00 PM

Aw shucks. You go, little J-man. That’s cool.

It started out as a game, an exercise in observation not unlike assault drills from Army Ranger school.
from Before Girl by Kate Canterbary. My first book by this author, I think. SFSG. I’m not sure what an army ranger does, but the H is pretty hot anyways. Now he’s a surgeon. I like that both H and h are older.

Cheryl November 15, 2018 at 9:18 PM

Amy, I thought the same thing. Checked several times for the friday list. LOL.

“It started out as a game, an exercise in observation not unlike assault drills from Army Ranger school.” Before Girl by Kate Canterbary.

He was in the military, but is now a CT surgeon. The MC’s are opposite of how they usually are. She has her “set” hook-ups, doesn’t want to date, busy with work and assertive. He is shy, reserved and really wants to have a relationship with her.

Cheryl November 15, 2018 at 9:18 PM

LOL Jan, just notice we are reading the same thing!

Jan November 15, 2018 at 10:09 PM

Ooh. Book twins Cheryl :D

Tessa November 15, 2018 at 11:11 PM


I stood outside the red-bricked, two-story building on Thirteenth Street, and with any hope, my new home.
Break My Fall by Chloe Walsh

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