Latest Romance Book Releases – September 18th 2018

by Maryse on September 18, 2018 · 91 comments

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BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!!! RACE CAR DRIVER ALERT!! Austin by Jeannine Colette & Lauren Runow is LIVE!!! And we’re having a signed book giveaway right here ➔ a signed book giveaway & an exclusive excerpt!!

“…I accidentally cause one false start, and now I’m being pulled into a guy’s car—who everyone only knows as Falcon—before an illegal street race.

He may not want anyone to truly know who he is, but he’s met his match.

Game on, Falcon.”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! YAYYYYY!!! A pretty big list, finally (and I’ll be adding more as I find them throughout the day).

What I’m especially happy about? We’ve chosen our next buddy read (No Tomorrow by Carian Cole <— this one just came out a few days ago, too), and OMG if it is everything it’s being hyped up to be, this will put us all in a tailspin, a book-fog, and could very well be our next FOREVER favorite. See the comments below, in the reader recommendations section. You’ll see. :) YAY US!!!!

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out yesterday’s earlybirds, and a few fun posts:

LET’S READ!!!! :D !!!!

P.P.S. Let me know if I’m missing any or if you loved any (from this list or elsewhere).

AUDIOBOOK L:DVERS!

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. Time’s Convert: A Novel by Deborah Harkness
  2. Vampires Like It Hot: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands
  3. Guilty as Sin: The Sin Trilogy, Book 2 by Meghan March
  4. Made Mine: A Protectors/Made Marian Crossover Sloane Kennedy & Lucy Lennox
  5. What I’ve Done: Morgan Dane, Book 4 by Melinda Leigh
  6. Saddle Up: Clean Slate Ranch Series, Book 3 by A.M. Arthur
  7. Why Not Tonight: Happily Inc. Series, Book 3 by Susan Mallery
  8. Lethal White: A Cormoran Strike Novel by Robert Galbraith
  9. His True Queen by Jodi Ellen Malpas
  10. Fallen Heir by Erin Watt
  11. Echoes of Evil: Krewe of Hunters Series, Book 26 by Heather Graham
          

 

BARGAINS & READER RECOMMENDATIONS (NOTE: bargain priced when I added them, but prices can change on Amazon, so make sure to check before you finalize your order)

  • The Syndicate Series Boxset by Kathy Coopmans <— SERIES BUNDLE AND SUPER-BARGAIN PRICED ALERT!!! “Join the Diamond Empire as this mafia family shows the world who rules, and the men protect the women they love in this limited edition five-book collection.”
  • The Truth About Lies (The Truth Duet Book 1) by Aly Martinez <— ALY MARTINEZ DOES IT AGAIN!!! JEN LOVED IT!!!!
Jenn: I just have to say WOW, I just finished the Truth Duet and holy hell it owned me. I do not know if anyone else has read this yet and if so I would love to hear your thoughts. It was so much more than I had expected, anticipated going in so yeah just amazing!
  • 1001 Dark Nights: Bundle Eighteen <— GREAT PRICE!!!From New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors Lara Adrian, Laurelin Paige, Kendall Ryan, and introducing Adriana Locke and Stacey Kennedy. Five Dark Tales. Five Sensual Stories. Five Page Turners.
  • No Tomorrow by Carian Cole <— EPIC ROCK STAR ROMANCE ALERT!!! AND!!! OUR NEXT BUDDY READ!!!!! A bunch of us are starting this one together!! :D

Nay: I’ve been seeing some MAJOR love for No Tomorrow by Carian Cole. It’s being described as ‘epic’, ‘devastating’, ‘heartbreaking’, and ‘angsty’, so after getting a 5-star recommendation from Paula, who I think has read every rock star romance out there and has never steered my wrong before, I can’t wait to dive in!

Amy: HOLY FREAKING MOLY!! Nay, thank you so much for the heads up on No Tomorrow! That one is mine, mine, so freaking MINE. The blurb promises all kinds of angst (I hope it delivers!), and the cherry on top is the guy on the cover could be Jason Mamoa. *falls back on fainting couch* My. Next. Read.
I would invite Maryse to BR but she will probably be in a book fog from being in Alaska, and no book stands a chance when that happens.

Maryse: Eeeeeeep!! After THAT reaction HECK YES!!! I’ll buddy-read with you guys!!!! I want to read it (as well as everything she’s written). :D

Grey: No Tomorrow. *interested sufficiently piqued*

Jenn: I would like to join you in the blankie fort….I am a sucker for books about first love and never getting over your first love because well um…. I relate to those stories…Never quite got over mine :(

Cheryl: I’ll BR with you. It’s KU and rock star?! One-click.

   

 

PARANORMAL/FANTASY/SCI-FI/DYSTOPIAN NEW RELEASES

  1. Vampires Like It Hot: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands <— LYNSAY SANDS ALERT!!! SHE’S HIS LIFEMATE… “...Vampires are real. Jess would’ve never believed it until she saw them with her own eyes. She knows she has to get off the island, and her gallant rescuer has offered to help. There’s something about Raffaele that’s unlike any man she has ever met, and his touch sends pleasure through her that is beyond all imagining...”
  2. Crown of Bones: Blood Descendant Universe (Crown of Death Book 4) by Keary Taylor
  3. Hell is a Harem: Book 3 by Kim Faulks
  4. Fated for the Phoenix: A Shifters in Love Fun & Flirty Romance (Mystic Bay Book 5) by Isadora Montrose
  5. The Wedding Gift (Crystal Magic) by Patricia Rice
  6. Ravaged (The Oblivion Series Book 2) by Barb Shuler
  7. Time’s Convert: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness <— DEBORAH HARKNESS ALERT!! WHAT IT TAKES TO BECOME A VAMPIRE…A passionate love story and a fascinating exploration of the power of tradition and the possibilities not just for change but for revolution, Time’s Convert channels the supernatural world-building and slow-burning romance that made the All Souls Trilogy instant bestsellers to illuminate a new and vital moment in history, and a love affair that will bridge centuries.”
      

 

CONTEMPORARY NEW RELEASES

  1. Guilty as Sin (Sin Trilogy Book 2) by Meghan March <— MEGHAN MARCH ALERT!! “...The Riscoffs might own this town, but I’m done following their rules. If only I could forget just how easily Lincoln Riscoff can drag me under his spell…”
  2. Lethal White (A Cormoran Strike Novel) by Robert Galbraith <— BEV IS READING THIS ONE!!!
  3. Stolen Redemption: A Small Town Romantic Suspense (Texas SWAT Book 2) by Sidney Bristol
  4. Love & Chocolate by Gail Cleare
  5. The Brightest Stars by Anna Todd <– ANNA TODD MILITARY HERO ALERT!! “…That’s when she meets him—a closed book she’s desperate to open. At just twenty, Kale is a handsome, brooding soldier struggling with the aftermath of two tours in Afghanistan. He’s emotionally damaged and closed off. Quiet doesn’t begin to describe him. But as Karina gets used to his stable presence, she finds it hard to ignore the way he makes her feel. In their time together, she finds the stillness she has always wanted and never found. She lets down her guard…” P.S. Check out the giveaway we’re having right now!! A hard copy of this book AND an Alex and Ani bracelet!!
  6. Justice For Hope (Badge of Honor: Texas Heroes Book 12) by Susan Stoker
  7. Daddy’s Demands: Twenty-Five Steamy Daddy Dom Romance Novellas
  8. The Rancher’s Mail-Order Bride: Small Town Contemporary Romance (Bachelors of Shotgun Ridge Book 1) by Mindy Neff
  9. Silk and Shadows (The Virgin Diaries Book 3) by Lauren Landish
  10. HOT Secrets (Hostile Operations Team – Book 13) by Lynn Raye Harris
  11. Deadly Target: SCVC Taskforce Series, Book 9 (SCVC Taskforce Romantic Suspense Series) by Misty Evans
  12. Rebel Hard (Hard Play Book 2) by Nalini Singh <— NALINI SINGH ALERT!! THEY ARE ALL WRONG FOR EACH OTHER… “…Abandoned as a child, then adopted into a loving family, Raj Sen believes in tradition, in continuity. Some might call him stiff and old-fashioned, but he knows what he wants—and it’s a life defined by rules… yet he can’t stop thinking about the infuriating and sexy woman who kissed him in the moonlight then disappeared. When his parents spring an introduction on him, the last woman he expects is her. Beautiful. Maddening. A rule breaker in the making. He’s all wrong for her. She’s all wrong for him. And love is about to make rebels of them both...”
  13. Prairie Fever: Cowboys of the Flint Hills by Tessa Layne
  14. The Lone Wolf’s Bride (The Highland Wolf Series Book 2) by Tessa Murran
  15. Don’t Trust A Killer by Cynthia Eden <— CYNTHIA EDEN ALERT!! SHE’S UNDERCOVER… “...She’s scored a job at Fantasy, the hottest club in New Orleans, and she’s just caught the attention of the club’s owner, the sexy and dangerous Kace Quick. Everyone knows the guy is shady—and probably linked to every criminal activity in the Big Easy. She shouldn’t find him so attractive. Shouldn’t want to do anything but lock the guy away. After all, he is her chief suspect…”
  16. I Know You Know: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan
  17. Mrs. Brodie’s Academy for Exceptional Young Ladies by Shana Galen and Theresa Romain
  18. Stay Forever by Darcy Schroeder
  19. Beautiful Devil: The Rockstar Duet Book 2 by Sharlyn G. Branson <— ROCKSTAR DUET CONCLUSION!!
  20. Redemption: A Sin Series Standalone Novel (The Sin Trilogy Book 6) by Georgia Cates <— GEORGIA CATES ALERT!!! ”I was on my way to having everything that I wanted… until I opened that door. That’s when my entire world shattered. In a single second, my happy life was gone.” ***Redemption can be read as a standalone novel although it is a novel accompanying The Sin Trilogy. It is best enjoyed after reading The Sin Trilogy, Endurance: A Sin Series Standalone novel, and Unintended: A Sin Series Standalone novel.
  21. Rock My Heart: a Salon Games novel by Stephanie Julian
  22. Brush of Despair (Dublin Devils Book 2) by Selena Laurence
  23. Blood Sisters by Jo Barney <— NEIGHBORS BECOME BEST FRIENDS… “…Backyard neighbor Patsy Sullivan is just the confidante and support Eleanor has always needed.  Though separated by a tall hedge, age and race, Eleanor and Pasty forge a strong bond of friendship and trust when they learn that their lives are more similar than different.  Cutting back the hedges and letting each other in ignites a project that clears a path of hope and devotion between the two women.  Together, they learn to deal with the unlucky hand they’ve been dealt..”
  24. What I’ve Done (Morgan Dane Book 4) by Melinda Leigh <— THRILLER ALERT!!Haley Powell wakes up covered in blood, with no memory of the night before. When she sees a man lying in the backyard, stabbed to death, she has only one terrified thought: What have I done?”
  25. Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc) by Susan Mallery
  26. Knight Shift (Knight Ops Book 5) by Em Petrova
  27. The Woman Trapped in the Dark (Blink, Texas Trilogy) by J.D. Mason
  28. Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 2) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— SHE’S HIS EX-WIFE’S BEST FRIEND… “…When Dimitri Carr isn’t teaching and hiding his ink under long sleeves to keep the bosses happy, he’s trying to be the best brother and friend he can be. After his divorce, he’d thought he would lose Thea from his life forever because she’s his ex-wife’s best friend. But now that he’s free, and the two of them realize they want to keep their friendship. Then he finally sees what he’s been missing all this time…”
  29. Entitled: The Love Duet: Book 1 by L.M. Carr
  30. Pariah (Copper Mesa Eagles Book 3) by Dakota West
  31. Misadventures with a Speed Demon (Misadventures Book 14) by Chelle Bliss <— RACE CAR DRIVER ALERT!!! “…Faith has spent her life around hotshots like Brooks—gorgeous, cocky, and racing from one hookup to the next. It doesn’t matter that Brooks has had her in his crosshairs for months. She knows better. Until one lapse in judgment turns into more…”
  32. Unlocking Shadows (Keys to Love, Book Four) by Kennedy Layne
  33. The Rodeo Cowboy’s Baby (The 79th Copper Mountain Rodeo Book 5) by Heidi Rice
  34. For the Duke’s Eyes Only: School for Dukes by Lenora Bell
  35. Tempt Him (ManTrap Book 1) by Olivia Jaymes <— HE ONLY SEES HER AS THE SWEET GIRL NEXT DOOR… “…I’ve been in love with Joshua Henry for as long as I can remember. Since the day he picked me up off the sidewalk after I fell off of my bike, I haven’t been able to see anyone but him. Unfortunately, Josh sees me as the sweet girl from next door, not a romantic partner. I’m stuck in the friend zone and there isn’t an exit in sight. But now everything has changed. After a near death experience, I’m a different woman. The kind of female that doesn’t sit back and wait...”
  36. Happily Ever After: Billionaires in Disguise: Flicka (Runaway Princess Book 5) by Blair Babylon <— MUST BE READ IN ORDER!!!
  37. Drake (Cowboys of Ransom Creek Book 6) by Debra Clopton
  38. Come to Me (Hawkeye Book 1) by Sierra Cartwright
  39. Life on the Leash by Victoria Schade
  40. More Than Crave You (More Than Words Book 4) by Shayla Black <— SHAYLA BLACK ALERT!! IT CAN BE READ AS A STANDALONE… He’s a billionaire looking to marry again… “…since my wife died, my personal life has fallen apart. Remarrying seems like the obvious answer, so I place an ad. I’m not asking for much. The ideal woman only needs to be smart, organized, pretty, and helpful—both in and out of bed—without expecting romance. I never thought to look right in front of me…but it turns out that Nia Wright, my sexy, sassy assistant, just might be the perfect candidate…”
  41. Christmas on Lily Pond Lane: A fabulously festive, heartwarming romance (a standalone in the Lily Pond Lane series) by Emily Harvale
  42. Hot SEAL, Dirty Martini (SEALs in Paradise) by Cat Johnson
  43. London (International Guy Book 7) by Audrey Carlan
  44. Booted (Trails of Sin Book 3) by Pam Godwin <— PAM GODWIN ALERT!! SO FAR THIS SERIES IS MUCH LOVED by quite a few in our book crew!!! MUST BE READ IN ORDER (even though each one is about a different couple) “…Prison made me cold, but losing Raina makes me cruel. Ruthless. Unforgiving. I killed before. For her, I’ll kill again. I’ll end this once and for all or die in my boots...”
  45. True Beginnings (The Lost and Found Series Book 3) by Amanda Mackey
  46. Reckless Youth: Reckless – The Smoky Mountain Trio by Sierra Hill
  47. Got it Bad: A Bad Boys Gone Good Novel by Christi Barth
  48. Electric Sunshine (Brooklyn Boys Book 1) by E. Davies <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! “…My parents kicked me out for being gay when I was only sixteen. You grow up fast when that happens. You do things you regret just to stay alive. All that’s behind me now. I’m 23, moved to Brooklyn, got an annoying roommate, and all I have to do is stay safe and pay the rent. Sounds easy? Yeah, my options are closing in fast. I don’t want to stand on street corners again, but everyone in this city just wants to fix their own loneliness, not mine. And then there’s Charlie, who sees the best in me when others only see their own reflection…”
  49. Lucky by Garrett Leigh <— M/M ROMANCE ALERT!! “Dominic Ramos is a Premiership football player with a secret. There are no trophies for being gay in his game. Locked into his rep as the meanest defender on the pitch, keeping his secret is soul-crushing, but love has no place in his sport, even if his soft heart craves it. Lucky Coleman is on his knees when he meets a man with more money than sense. It’s a Grindr hook-up for cash, not a love match, but dreaming of his desperate, kind eyes earns a place amongst his numerous bad habits. Meeting once was risky, twice pushes Dom’s courage to the limit...”
  50. Savior (415 Ink Book 2) by Rhys Ford <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  51. Professor Adorkable by Edie Danford <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  52. Nightfall by John Inman <— M/M ROMANCE!!!
  53. Crime Boss Baby: A Billionaire Mafia Love Story (Bad Boys and Babies Book 3) by Krista Lakes <— MAFIA PRINCESS HAS TO MARRY A RIVAL… “...I am a mafia princess. My family is making me marry a rival crime boss. At first, I go along with it because it’s important to my family. But then I meet him...”
  54. The Good Samaritan by RC Boldt <— HE’S HOMELESS & SHE SEES THROUGH HIM… “...I’m homeless by choice. I have no intention of returning to my former life after what I’ve done. This—living among the filth and discarded remnants of others—is what I deserve. As atonement for my sins, I give back; I help those who cannot help themselves. But it’s always under the guise of anonymity…”
  55. Twisted Up In Us (The Treyton Sisters Duet Book 2) by Dawn Martens <— MUST BE READ IN ORDER!!
                                                      

 

PREORDERS (going live soon!!!  :D )

  1. Austin by Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette – September 20th 2018
  2. Wicked Wedding: A Wicked Horse Vegas Novel (Left at the Altar Book 4) by Sawyer Bennett – September 20th 2018
  3. Lies We Tell Ourselves by Amy Mateo – September 20th 2018
  4. Wicked Wedding: A Wicked Horse Vegas Novel (Left at the Altar Book 4) by Sawyer Bennett – September 20th 2018
  5. Runaway Girl by Tessa Bailey – September 24th 2018
  6. Once Upon A Sure Thing by Lauren Blakely - September 24th 2018
  7. Strong: A Stage Dive Novella by Kylie Scott – September 25th 2018
  8. Hot Winter Nights: A Heartbreaker Bay Novel by Jill Shalvis - September 25th 2018
  9. Hidden (A Requisition Force Novel) by Rebecca Zanetti - September 25th 2018
  10. Perversion (Perversion Trilogy Book 1) by T.M. Frazier – September 25th 2018
  11. Hour of Darkness: A Hunter Legacy Novel (Midnight Breed Hunter Legacy Book 2) by Lara Adrian – September 25th 2018
  12. The Christmas Sisters by Sarah Morgan - September 25th 2018
  13. The Triangle by J.A. Huss – September 25th 2018
  14. Faking It by K. Bromberg – AUDIOBOOK ONLY – September 25th 2018
  15. Dirty Rich Betrayal (Dirty Rich Book 4) by Lisa Renee Jones – September 26th 2018
  16. and…
  17. Cards of Love: The Moon (New Camelot Book 4) by Sierra Simone – October 5th 2018
  18. Once Upon A Wild Fling by Lauren Blakely – October 8th 2018
  19. Fall (VIP Book 3) by Kristen Callahan – October 23rd 2018
  20. Secrets (Web of Sin) by Aleatha Romig – October 30th 2018
                 

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Nay September 18, 2018 at 6:16 AM

Good morning! I’ve got coffee and No Tomorrow and I’m all set.

Jenn September 18, 2018 at 6:28 AM

Good Morning All-

I’ve got coffee and No Tomorrow too :)

Leslie M September 18, 2018 at 6:54 AM

Good morning my book-loving friends. I too am pouring my 2nd cup and desperately trying to perk up. I am going to listen to audiobook while trying to get stuff done around the house. The Good Samaritan sounds interesting…reminds me of Poughkeepsie.

Nay September 18, 2018 at 7:40 AM

It’s funny that you should mention Poughkeepsie, Leslie. I re-dowloaded it a couple of days ago when I was looking for another book from your ATFavorites list (as I thought, I’ve already read Stepbrother).

I definitely started Poughkeepsie years ago, but I’m pretty sure I never finished it. It wasn’t that I didn’t like it–during that time, I read almost nothing but K.A. for several months, so when I got done with one, all I wanted was more K.A. or anything ‘like K.A.’ and I simply never went back to it.

Maryse September 18, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Leslie EXACTLY what I was thinking about The Good Samaritan!!! Or also, a bit like “Finding Home”.

I loved both of them.

bev September 18, 2018 at 8:48 AM

No coffee. I have got to start making more time in the morning. Otherwise I buy it and that’s a waste of $.

I wonder where Tessa is.

bev September 18, 2018 at 8:59 AM

Lethal White came out so think that will be next for me.

Leslie M September 18, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Oh Nay, you have to go back to Poughkeepsie. It’s angsty and heartbreaking, perfect for you. Hee hee :)

I haven’t been able to bring myself to read any of the sequels because I love the characters too much that they make me a sobbing mess. I know that doesn’t make sense…I am not only a picky reader, but a weird one! Plus, they are dark and I have to be in the right headspace for that.

Maryse, have you read the series? Each foster brother has a book and there is prequel.

Maryse September 18, 2018 at 11:26 AM

Leslie I read the first two… maybe also the 3rd but I’m not 100% sure. I’ll have to backtrack through my reviews.

Tasha J September 18, 2018 at 12:39 PM

Liane Moriarty’s new book, Nine Perfect Strangers, released today also! :) I really wanted to read it, but I’m in a funk. And it’s all thanks to the lack of sleep and chaos that is my life right now. I have a constant headache every single day from it and I’m considering trying a Chiropractor for it. I’ve never been to one though. Would it be rude to ask if they’re sure they won’t snap my neck and kill me?
Jasper’s 4 month shots were yesterday and we’ve been miserable since. Anyway….(sorry for the whining ;) ) I binged 2 seasons of Atypical (Netflix) over the weekend and I loved it. And I’m working my way through Jack Ryan (Amazon Prime) and I’m loving it too.

Leslie M September 18, 2018 at 12:46 PM

Maryse, one of these days I will read them. I especially want to read Poughkeepsie Begins and see how all the brothers started out. This would be fabulous series for Passionflix to do!!!

Leslie M September 18, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Tasha, try the chiropractor, it just may help. They won’t snap your neck. ;)

WHAT SHOULD I READ?? Nothing is giving me the feels. I want something where I connect with and care about the characters. Like Ghosted or Forever Right Now.

Tasha J September 18, 2018 at 1:21 PM

I started The Mason List. Have you read it, Leslie? It seems like one that’ll give plenty of feels.

Maryse September 18, 2018 at 2:05 PM

Oh thank you Tasha!!! I’ll add it. :D

Leslie M September 18, 2018 at 2:06 PM

I have been afraid to read The Mason List as it sounds Marmy-ish/heavy/depressing. You will have to let me know what you think.

Leslie M September 18, 2018 at 2:21 PM

I might actually try something from that TBR list Tasha had us make. I’ve already read 4 out 10.

Yvonne Cruz September 18, 2018 at 2:58 PM

Love Under Siege is another winner

Tasha J September 18, 2018 at 3:13 PM

I read 2 off mine! I’m not good with defining Marmy books. Bc they’re not all sad and depressing and I dk how to classify. Lol, but I’ll let you know.

Tasha J September 18, 2018 at 3:14 PM

No, 1 off of mine.

Nicole Ortiz September 18, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Thanks for sharing! Got Daddy Demands and Love Under Siege. Now to decide which one to start.

Lesley September 18, 2018 at 6:55 PM

I just started Love Under Siege. I’m hooked already. I think I’m getting the plague and need to stay home from work for a few days.

Tasha J September 18, 2018 at 7:20 PM

Well, Goodreads sent an email that Nine Perfect Strangers was available now, but Amazon says not till November. What a tease! But, maybe I’ll be ready then.

Amy September 18, 2018 at 10:51 PM

Tasha! Did Sadie affect you like it did me? I’m STILL having the hardest time wrapping my head around that ending. I expected it to end one way or the other, but I was NOT expecting the way it did end. I’m just having a tough time sorting out how I feel about it. :?

Alright! *rubs hands together* It’s close enough to Wednesday, so time to start the BR of No Tomorrow!! :D *dives into blankie fort*

Amy September 18, 2018 at 10:55 PM

Leslie, I loved The Mason List. I wouldn’t say it’s a Marmy, just emotional with some intense moments from what I remember. Especially in the “present” scenes when you don’t know what’s going on exactly. SUCH a great read.

Meliss September 19, 2018 at 1:19 AM

Can’t wait to start Love Under Seige!!

Jenn September 19, 2018 at 4:10 AM

Good Morning!

Amy-“No Tomorrow” here I come! *dives into blankie fort*

Leslie M September 19, 2018 at 5:39 AM

Thanks Amy. I won’t be as afraid of The Mason List now. Still a little afraid though as you have book reputation and all! ;)

Nay September 19, 2018 at 6:52 AM

I had an all-day edit thing yesterday, and I’m still just at 34% of No Tomorrow, so I’ll be reading along with y’all. I’m LOVing it! Blue reminds me SO much of a guy I used to date (except the guy I dated lived with his parents).

LisafromDFW September 19, 2018 at 7:45 AM

Love Under Siege by Samantha Kane????

Jenn September 19, 2018 at 7:53 AM

Nay-I started at 4:10 this morning figured I would at least get a chapter in while I had my first cup of coffee and honest to God I was sucked right in and forgot all about going to work, I ended up 45 minutes late….I told my boss to blame it on “Blue”. I am loving it too so much! I am currently at 23%!

Leslie M September 19, 2018 at 8:17 AM

I just finished an audiobook I really liked!! :) *happy dance*

Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

I needed something to perk me up and this was great! Excellent narration, hilarious dialogue, lot’s of sexual tension and an adorable baby goat! 4 ****

Also, I think after checking out the author’s Instagram, I might need to be her new BFF.

Tasha J September 19, 2018 at 8:23 AM

I did find the ending to be really good, Amy. It was unexpected and perfect. And I did really like the story, but it didn’t wow me. I think because it was one that I needed to read straight through and also because I had just finished reading Everything You Want Me to Be and that gave me all the feels and mystery and thrills and I probably should’ve read Sadie at another time.

Nay September 19, 2018 at 8:44 AM

Yay, Leslie!

Jenn–I know!!! If you’ve ever dated a guy remotely like Blue (which I did and whom I was crazy about), it will really suck you in.

Nay September 19, 2018 at 9:05 AM

Tasha–I feel for your funk. Hope it gets better soon! And if you find a good chiropractor, they can definitely help. I was always against using them until hubs had terrible back problems and we were at the end of our rope. His dr. used a treatment called Pulstar where he got a computer image of hubs’ spine and then used impulse therapy. From the image, we could see the red areas where his bones/cartilage weren’t lined up. It was really cool. That was probably 7 or 8 years ago, so for all I know, they all use that type of therapy, but hubs was thrilled that he didn’t have to have his ‘back cracked’. The dr. barely had to lay a hand on him and it really helped him.

Leslie M September 19, 2018 at 9:46 AM

Ok, now I am starting The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn. Its from my “Tasha TBR”. ;)

Nay September 19, 2018 at 10:07 AM

How far have y’all gotten? I’m at 41% and the angst is SO wonderful–my heart is about to beat out of my chest!

Jenn September 19, 2018 at 11:35 AM

Nay-I am sadly at work and since I got here I keep sneaking back to it every change I get but only managed to get to 25%. Not sure about Amy…Maryse…Grey….Cheryl……?????

JR September 19, 2018 at 12:26 PM

I’m about 2/3rds done with Professor Feelgood and am enjoying it!

Nay September 19, 2018 at 3:11 PM

I had to stop for a while, and I’ve got about an hour of reading time before the everyone gets home. This is one of those books that I don’t mind stopping because: a) I don’t want it to end; and b) I’m afraid to keep reading. At 54% and still loving it!

R. Renee September 19, 2018 at 3:13 PM

You need to slow down anyway so I can catch up!

Leslie M September 19, 2018 at 3:32 PM

I have seen a lot of buzz about No Tomorrow and how emotional it is. I read rockstar book by same author (Storm), and it was pretty low angst. It was sexy
& swoony and I really liked it, but it was not a tear jerker or tummy twister.

Leslie M September 19, 2018 at 4:24 PM

I love how you guys get so excited for your heart to be torn in shreds!!

R. Renee September 19, 2018 at 4:25 PM

It’s the best, Leslie!

Jenn September 19, 2018 at 4:43 PM

Robin-Yes it is….The BEST-but Leslie don’t get me wrong I love very light hearted books too in fact I am 100% positive I’ll need you to recommend one to me when I’m done with this. I do love this book so much. I thought I could actually catch up to Nay but she’s still 20% a head of me.

Maryse September 19, 2018 at 6:53 PM

I’ve started it (I’m still in the “meeting” part) and I love it already!!! I love HER and her awkward self.

Cheryl September 19, 2018 at 7:19 PM

Ok, crazy last couple days. Just starting No Tomorrow, even though I really could use a lighthearted read.

Who Is Love Under Siege by? Is it on this list??

Amy September 19, 2018 at 7:48 PM

OMG I’m cracking up over Jenn being late to work because of reading! LOL!!

Okay, I’m just now starting it. I got wrapped up in sorting and organizing my Kindle library last night, and today was insanely busy at work so no down time to read. Finishing up supper and then I’m all in! :D

Nay September 19, 2018 at 8:23 PM

I’m back to reading at 55%. My guts are all twisty-turny, just like I love it–I want to read this forever!

Jenn September 19, 2018 at 8:36 PM

OMG guys I just want to talk about this and I can’t-I need *hugs*, or maybe I just want to hug them….all of them…..Piper, Blue even Acorn! Still loving it sooooo much!

Amy-lol yes true story-glad you can finally start this!

Maryse-Yes she’s so awkward but awesome! So glad your loving it to!

Jackie September 19, 2018 at 9:50 PM

Maryse, I love your blog. I download at least 5 books a month from your recommendations. So I’m reading No Tomorrow now and only 10% in, and like I said I read lots of books in this genre, but the scene under the bridge just rubbed me the wrong way. Given the cultural climate at the moment, there were elements of their hook up that did not feel consentual to me. If I’m going to be specific, the part where he “forces” her to kneel. I dunno maybe because Im so early in and at this point Piper seems very immature and sheltered/naive. Will keep reading because all the reviews have been amazing, but just don’t usually have such an “ick” response to sensual encounters and wondering if I’m alone in thinking this??

Linda September 19, 2018 at 10:58 PM

Will start No Tomorrows tomorrow as I just finished Dane’s Storm and need to bask in all the feels from such an amazing read!!

Nay September 20, 2018 at 7:02 AM

I’ve got to go to the dr in a bit, so I’m doing this now in case I forget. Feel free to copy and paste, lol.

FLT:
A menu sails across my desk and knocks over my paperclip holder.
No Tomorrow by Carian Cole (75% and I’m still looooooving it AND the emotional havoc!)

Anyone who loves angst or rock star books NEEDS this book in their life! Immediately!

DG September 20, 2018 at 7:05 AM

Morning lovelies! This mom’s heart is hurting this morning. My girl has never, ever been down about going to school. She makes straight A’s, very sweet (all her teachers brag about what a great student she is and how helpful she is to other students). BUT this year apparently two other girls that she has known since kindergarten has decided that they do not like her and are apparently picking on her. She has never been in this situation – I am in momma bear mode. I just want to roar at these girls! I know one of the girls mom – she is a teacher at their previous elementary school. Should I reach out to her to make her aware? I would hope someone would tell me if my child was behaving that way. I feel like it is borderline bullying. Any ideas? Her tender heart is hurting.

Jenn September 20, 2018 at 7:21 AM

LOL NAY :) Good Luck at the Dr.

FLT:
A menu sails across my desk and knocks over my paperclip holder.
No Tomorrow by Carian Cole-(50% and yes yes yes I’m still looooooving it too!)

Nay September 20, 2018 at 7:52 AM

Thx, Jenn. It’s just routine stuff–blood work, etc. No biggie.

The worst part is that I have to quit reading. I’ll be hoping they keep me waiting today just so I can get back to the book! lol

Sorry, DG–It sucks when your kids are hurting! How old is your daughter?

DG September 20, 2018 at 7:54 AM

Hey Nay – she is eleven. First year of middle school.

Leslie M September 20, 2018 at 8:08 AM

DG, there is nothing worse than trying to deal with the pain of your child. I feel you…I have had issues with my son. I never know what to do because I don’t trust the school to properly handle it. Good luck and hopefully your daughter will get away from the mean girls and find nice, new friends. *hugs*

Leslie M September 20, 2018 at 8:30 AM

FLT:

10 years old…”And what’s this?” I study the wings, the markings, the body of the aircraft.

The Upside of Falling by Meghan Quinn.

Stupid first line(s) but it’s an emotional story. I’m only at 38% and have already teared up few times. :( I think its going to be super hurty. I have pretzel tummy…not sure why as I don’t even know spoilers.

DG September 20, 2018 at 8:34 AM

*hugs back to Leslie*

DG September 20, 2018 at 8:39 AM

FLT – “What in the world had I been thinking?” From Ice to Flames by A.M. Hargroves.

This book had a lot of hilarious moments …a mastiff named Dick, an adorable 5 yr old and a hot veterinarian. Very enjoyable book!

R. Renee September 20, 2018 at 9:46 AM

I’m so sorry DG. Girls are brutal at that age! :(

R. Renee September 20, 2018 at 9:50 AM

Ahhhh Leslie with the magic words! I’ve never read her because she usually writes romcoms!

*copies and pastes Nay’s FLT*
A menu sails across my desk and knocks over my paperclip holder.
No Tomorrow by Carian Cole (6% and I have zero time to read because I’m in full on writing mode! And tonight is FOOTBALL!!)

Maryse September 20, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Okay wait…. I’m at 9% into “No Tomorrow” and while I’m hooked on it so far, I did NOT see that coming. I’m not sure… like?

Er… that didn’t seem very romantic to me… in fact, it was scary and crazy and whaaaaaaaa????

I mean… let’s dissect the reality of it. You know what I mean? That’s… GASP!!!

Maryse September 20, 2018 at 10:56 AM

My FLT – just like Nays:

“A menu sails across my desk and knocks over my paperclip holder.
No Tomorrow by Carian Cole

(I’m at 9% and thoroughly confused by the extreme mood-change, and… stuff…)

Tasha J September 20, 2018 at 12:14 PM

DG, I feel for your girl and you too! My daughter also has had kids picking on her. Not a lot, but when it happens, steam comes outta my ears and I foam at the mouth. ;) Being a parent in these situations blows. If it were me, I would absolutely say something to the teacher if you know her. But, I’m not sure it would make it any easier on your daughter.

I made an appt. with a chiropractor. I loathe going to the doctor and avoid it at all costs, but since u said they don’t always crack stuff, Nay, and I did something to majorly mess up a nerve or something in my back, I couldn’t wait. I hope it goes well.

I have no FLT at the moment. I’m playing a game where I jump from book to book to book and read a little and hunt for more. It’s not very fun, but I can’t stop. :P

Nay September 20, 2018 at 12:31 PM

OMG, I’m at 85% and I wish it was 60%. It’s too close to the end!

Amy September 20, 2018 at 12:52 PM

Same first line as everyone else reading No Tomorrow. :D

I’m only at 5%, but I love the writing so far and that’s more than I can say for the last couple of books I’ve read or attempted. And hey, I was at 5% with the last one I DNF’d so it’s promising.

So close to the 9% mark that has Maryse reacting that way, and I’m crazy curious as to what’s coming up…

R. Renee September 20, 2018 at 12:59 PM

Am I late to the party again? https://amzn.to/2xqakZw

Amy September 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM

DG…oh, sweet mama. I’m so sorry for you and your girl. Social bullying is so bad amongst girls, especially at that age.

It’s a tough situation because you’re trying to decide at what point to get involved so it doesn’t go too far, yet you don’t want to make it worse for her as well. Your poor baby is also hurting from not only being picked on but also the loss of her friends, who are now the ones inflicting this on her. Yes, I remember middle school well and it sucked.

Some schools have interventional meetings with the counselors when something like this is going on, and they can handle it tactfully without letting the other girls know that mom became involved. Maybe you could start with the school counselor and see what they feel is the best way to handle it?

Amy September 20, 2018 at 1:05 PM

Holy moly, R…what a find! And it’s FREE with Prime. CLICK!!!

R. Renee September 20, 2018 at 1:10 PM

I know it’s only a short story, but I’m so desperate for her to write anything that resembles romance, I’ll take it!

Amy September 20, 2018 at 1:17 PM

Short stories are perfect for in-between times!

R. Renee September 20, 2018 at 1:18 PM

Yes! And for making me feel better about my unrealistic GR reading goal!

Jenn September 20, 2018 at 1:27 PM

OMG I want to be where Nay’s at cause I want to KNOW things….than I want to be where Amy and Maryse are at because they are at the beginning of it all and I don’t want it to ever end….I am still at the half way mark….

Dee September 20, 2018 at 1:28 PM

Better late than never!

Tasha J September 20, 2018 at 1:32 PM

OH MY GAH, BEV!! I just spotted Kristen Bell on Instagram saying a new season of Veronica Mars is coming to Hulu!!! I don’t have Hulu, but I will just for this! Ahhh :D . :D I don’t know when the new one will be out, but she says the old ones will all be on there by December 2019 to brush up.

Tasha J September 20, 2018 at 2:25 PM

Ok, we have a winner! It’s paperback, so here goes.. FLT- “ That boy works as a photographer for the Associated Press.” Dead Girls by Nancy Lee

bev September 20, 2018 at 2:50 PM

So, 6th grade was the first, and only, fight I got into with my best friend.
Hopefully this us just a growing pain and the girls can all be friends again. It is so hard at that age. So hard.

I dont have Hulu either, but still excited. I feel like Maryse would really like Logan, BUT first she has to KDRAMA.

R, That is when the real party starts.

Besides the psychological one I’m looking forward to this one. I love the leads and it is based on a well loved movie I haven’t seen. Some are worried about the changes the adaptation is taking because it is so well loved.

http://www.dramabeans.com/2018/09/lee-min-ki-and-seo-hyun-jin-find-each-other-in-the-beauty-inside/

D.G. September 20, 2018 at 6:00 PM

Thanks all…I think this is going to be one of those one day at a time things. If it gets too bad or her grades start dropping then, I am definitely going to the school. One of her two teachers is aware and keeping an eye on things but sometimes things are said when adults are not close.

Cheryl September 20, 2018 at 7:45 PM

DG I feel for you and your daughter. Went thru similar events with my daughter and I’ve observed first hand as a school nurse. Girls can be catty and b!tchy. I’ve also noticed just because the girls were friends in elementary, doesn’t mean they stay that way in middle school. More definite likes and dislikes or academics and sports divide them. Also, throw in competing for the boys attention and it can be brutal. Have to say a big component is jealousy. One of the reasons my daughter choose to go to a different all-girls high school. Most schools do have a harassment, intimidation, bully policy. Would contact her school guidance counselor or school psychologist who can just be made aware so they can observe, watch, intervene in the school setting. Kinda a heads up that this is occurring and the impact on your daughter thus far. Chances are it may not be just your daughter that they are picking on.

FLT: No Tomorrow. I’m only at 4%.

Cheryl September 20, 2018 at 7:50 PM

Leslie I loved the “Upside” duet by Meghan Quinn. It totally surprised me because she’s usually the author I go to if I want an over the top rom com. This one was a well-written angsty book duet with the “feels.”

Leslie M September 20, 2018 at 7:58 PM

Cheryl, I just finished first book and *gasp* what a cliffy!! Diving into book 2 and avoiding spoilers. This is much different than her rom coms for sure.

Nay September 20, 2018 at 9:03 PM

I just finished No Tomorrow. I savored the final 30% of this book, and I’ve cried over and over. I just looked at my favorite books of this year to see where this ranks, and I loved this just as much as Drive, probably more. I loved it so much that I cried when I finished because it was over. This is just *my* kind of book.

Cheryl September 20, 2018 at 9:15 PM

I’m at 13% and is it wrong that I feel the most for the dog Acorn?? It was going ok and then, what did I just read??!! I feel for Blue and Piper, but I think we’ve entered crazy town.

Cheryl September 20, 2018 at 9:19 PM

On the plus side I have a big bag of candy corn! :)

Maryse September 20, 2018 at 10:02 PM

RIGHT CHERYL????? RIGHT??!!!????

Maryse September 20, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Ugh DG… I hated elementary school for a few years. Same thing… mild bullying because I wasn’t cool like the cool girls. I looked young, had red hair and was so short, and the girls in my class wore makeup and tight jeans and teased their hair…

And don’t even get me started about the boys.

Nay September 21, 2018 at 12:17 AM

Cheryl and Maryse–it all comes out in the wash if you keep reading.

I lurve candy corn!!!

Jenn September 21, 2018 at 3:38 AM

Cheryl-yes “Acorn” I’ve commented in here so much about my love for that fuzzy guy. Just love him!

I’m at 62% and although I want to finish this book like yesterday I am savoring it, treading lightly so to speak to keep these characters with me as long as I can.

Leslie M September 21, 2018 at 5:35 AM

Note to self: If Nay cries over a book and claims its her type of story….stay far, far away. ;)

Nay September 21, 2018 at 5:54 AM

LOL, Leslie!

Jenn–I did the same thing! It took me forever to finish it because I didn’t want to.

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