Latest Romance Book Releases – September 4th 2018

by Maryse on September 4, 2018 · 81 comments

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THEY HATE EACH OTHER (and they once had a one night stand and now he’s her boss!! GAH!!!) ;)

“…Now he’s staring me down like I’m the dirt under his Italian loafers, and I’m supposed to take it.
But the thing about being Judith “Jude” Humphry is I have nothing to lose.
Brooklyn girl.
Infamously quirky.
Heir to a stack of medical bills and a tattered couch.
When he looks at me from across the room, I see the glint in his eyes, and that makes us rivals…”

HAPPY NEW RELEASE DAY!!! Some of our favorite authors have new releases that just went live today (like that one there to the left ;) ) and there’s excitement!!

Jan: The new Christina Lauren shiny about Josh and Hazel has downloaded onto my kindle so I’m gonna start that later today. :D

bev: Jan it just came in on my kindle too. …this sounds gooood.

Grey: Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren. Loved. It. It gave me Beautiful Player-ish vibes, which obviously, is a huge plus, being as though Player is one of my Top Ten ever. But this book isn’t a copy cat, it was more of a practiced ease and style of writing, you know? I just… Loved. It.

And also!!! A highly loved trilogy just became complete, today, and I have fun little “FIVE FUN FACTS tidbits” by the author ➔ Jessica Ruben’s latest book just went live and the “Vincent and Eve Trilogy” is now complete + Five Fun Facts!!

P.S. While you’re here, don’t forget to check out my latest reviews (and yesterday’s earlybirds!!):

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. Leverage in Death: In Death Series, Book 47 by J.D. Robb
  2. Flirting with Forever by Kendall Ryan
  3. Face Off: Evelyn Talbot, Book 3 by Brenda Novak
  4. Passionate Rivals by Radclyffe
  5. Consumed: Deep in Your Veins Series, Book 4 by Suzanne Wright
  6. Head Games by Mary B. Morrison
  7. Captive Beauty by Natasha Knight
  8. Beneath the Scars: Masters of the Shadowlands, Volume 13 by Cherise Sinclair
  9. The Duke with the Dragon Tattoo: Victorian Rebels Series, Book 6 by Kerrigan Byrne
  10. The Wedding from Hell by J.R. Ward
  11. In His Father’s Footsteps by Danielle Steel
  12. Through the Fire: Rocky Mountain K9 Unit Series, Book 4 by Katie Ruggle
  13. Their Ruthless Sadist: Office Intrigue, Book 5 by Nicole Edwards
  14. Veronica’s Dragon: A SciFi Alien Romance: Icehome Series, Book 2 by Ruby Dixon
  15. Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry
  16. Shadow Kissed: Witch’s Rebels Series, Book 1 by Sarah Piper
  17. One Wild Night by A.L. Jackson
  18. Lover: Survivor, Book 2 by T.M. Smith
  19. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
  20. Second Time Sweeter: A Blessings Novel: Blessings Series, Book 9 by Beverly Jenkins
  21. Hard Sell: The 21 Wall Street Series, Book 2 by Lauren Layne
  22. A.C.H.E. by M. Never
  23. Stripped from You by M. Never
  24. Dagger’s Edge: A Brute Force Novel, Book 2 by Lora Leigh


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)

Melinda: I have just finished a fantastic book. You know the one, can’t go to bed, walking around with book in hand. And the annoying family that make you reread the same page 10 times. Drum roll it’s called “Binding 13” recommended by Jan easy 5 stars. I loved it. It’s a rugby player book. The book is written really well. I think it’s 825 pages. The author is Chloe Walsh.

JR: I just finished Some Sort of Crazy by Melanie Harlow. Not sure why I started with book 2, but it was a fun read.
Traci: I finished Made Mine this morning. A crossover book between Lucy Lennox’s Made Marian series and Sloan Kennedy’s Protectke series. It’s a MM Romance. So good…



  1. Dark Sentinel (Carpathian Novel, A) by Christine Feehan <— CHRISTINE FEEHAN ALERT!! “After the devastating loss of her entire family, Lorraine Peters heads to the woods searching for peace of mind and anything to quell the anger in her soul. Instead, she stumbles upon a scene of horrific violence, as one man lies helpless in the face of three attackers…”
  2. Night and Silence (October Daye) by Seanan McGuire
  3. Love is the Law: That Old Black Magic (Heart’s Desired Mate) by Melissa Snark
  4. Dragon Waves: A Shifters in Love Fun & Flirty Romance (Dragon Island Hideaway Book 2) by Rinelle Grey
  5. Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Blood Vice Book 6) by Angela Roquet
  6. Dragon Avenged: Immortal Dragons Epilogue by Ophelia Bell
  7. A Monster Like Me (Heart of Darkness Book 2) by Pamela Sparkman



  1. Redemption (Vincent and Eve Book 3) by Jessica Ruben <— TRILOGY CONCLUSION IS LIVE!!! And you can also check out today’s post ➔ Jessica Ruben’s latest book just went live and the “Vincent and Eve Trilogy” is now complete + Five Fun Facts!!
  2. Cowboy SEAL Christmas (Navy SEAL Cowboys) by Nicole Helm
  3. Bound for Sin (A Frontiers of the Heart novel) by Tess LeSue
  4. The Trials of Tiffany Trott by Isabel Wolff
  5. Paradise by the Dashboard Light by Kathryn R. Biel <— SHE’S IN LOVE WITH HIM BUT HE’S IN LOVE WITH HER TWIN!!! GASP!!“…Ian and Rio were best friends growing up. Complication #1: The friend zone.Rio’s been in love with Ian for as long as she can remember. Complication #2: Unrequited love.

    Ian was in love with Rio’s twin sister. Complication #3: Will he ever see her as anything but a replacement for his first love?

    Oh, and then there’s that little secret Rio’s hiding. Complication #4: Deceit and lies…”

  6. The Only Exception (The Family Way Book 7) by Leona Morgan
  7. A Christmas by the Sea by Melody Carlson
  8. Leverage in Death: An Eve Dallas Novel (In Death, Book 47) by J.D. Robb <— J.D. ROBB’S LATEST!!! “Lieutenant Eve Dallas puzzles over a bizarre suicide bombing in a Wall St. office building in Leverage in Death, the latest in the #1 New York Times bestselling series from J.D. Robb…’
  9. When the Lights Go Out by Mary Kubica
  10. To Love (The McNally Series Book 1) by Laura Scott
  11. In His Father’s Footsteps: A Novel by Danielle Steel <— DANIELLE STEEL ALERT!! “...while his parents were thrown together by chance, Max chooses a perfect bride to start the perfect American family. An opulent society wedding. A honeymoon in Tahiti. A palatial home in Greenwich. Max’s lavish lifestyle is unimaginable to his cautious old-world father and mother. Max wants to follow his father’s example and make his own fortune. But after the birth of children, and with a failing marriage, he can no longer deny that his wife is not the woman he thought she was…”
  12. Kiss the Girl (The Naughty Princess Club) by Tara Sivec <— TARA SIVEC ALERT!! BROKE DIVORCEE & THE MILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY… “…Her ex-husband took away her voice and her self-confidence, and Ariel is drowning under a sea of debt to afford the alimony she has to pay him. She refuses to ever fall for a man’s charms again, and is determined to make her own way. When her house and her beloved antiques are taken by the bank after too many missed payments, Ariel finds herself adrift until the infuriatingly charming Eric Sailor comes to her rescue...”
  13. Cross Her Heart: A Novel by Sarah Pinborough
  14. Hard Sell (21 Wall Street) by Lauren Layne
  15. Mess Me Up (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale <— HE DOESN’T EVEN KNOW HER NAME… “…Nobody would know by looking at him that he used to play professional football. Not with the Bear Bottom MC cut covering his back, and definitely not with his friendly smile completely obliterated. No longer is there charm in each smooth word that comes out of his mouth. What’s left is an angry, bitter, scared man that’s terrified one day he’s going to wake up and his entire world is going to be gone. Nobody knows what drove him to leave the game he loved—nobody but her. She’s the one person that has helped him make it through the dark days and even darker nights. She’s the bright and shining star in his pitch-black sky. And he doesn’t even know her name…”
  16. Siren in Waiting (Texas Sirens Book 5) by Lexi Blake
  17. Breathless (Merciless Book 3) by W. Winters <— OH WOW THIS BLURB!!!!!!!! “...I was weak for her and should’ve known better. I should’ve known she could never love a man like me. She brought out a side of me that I wish had stayed dead. I won’t make the same mistake twice. I don’t care how much she begs me…”
  18. Misadventures with a Master (Misadventures Book 13) by Meredith Wild & Mia Michelle
  19. The Wrong Man (Alpha Men Book 3) by Natasha Anders <— NATASHA ANDERS ALERT!!! “…After a broken engagement, Lia’s looking to someday find the right man and settle down. That’s some day. Now it’s all about the night. A hot, meaningless fling with a magnificently weathered blue-eyed stud like Sam couldn’t hurt: he’s sexy, and sure he’s arrogant, but best of all, he’s here. In other words, he’s perfect…for now. But when Sam is wounded in the line of duty and left in Lia’s tender loving care, all bets are off…”
  20. Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren <— CHRISTINA LAUREN ALERT!!! SHE’S TOOO MUCH TO HANDLE…Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air. Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other…”
  21. One More Moment (Shaughnessy Brothers: Band on the Run) by Samantha Chase <— ROCK STAR AND SHE DOESN’T KNOW WHO HE IS & SHE JUST WANTS TO HELP HIM… “…When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson’s coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can’t resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He’ll have to tell her…eventually…”
  22. Flight of a Maori Goddess (The Sea of Freedom Trilogy Book 3) by Sarah Lark
  23. The Rebel (The Rockwell Legacy Book 1) by Jennifer Bernard
  24. Bastard Prince (Royals Undone Book 2) by Nana Malone
  25. Their Ruthless Sadist (Office Intrigue Book 5) by Nicole Edwards <— HE’S A SADIST & HE WARNED THEM… “…Any masochist who seeks me out knows that if they trespass, I will gladly shatter them and walk away, leaving them for someone else to put back together. Yet the cowboy and the pretty boy have given themselves to me. They have agreed to play by my rules and there is only one: THERE ARE NO RULES. I have warned them…”
  26. Hot SEAL, Salty Dog: A Brotherhood Protectors Crossover Novel (SEALs in Paradise) by Elle James
  27. Hot As Sin: A Bad Habit Novella (Bad Habit Book 4) by J.T. Geissinger
  28. Things We Never Said by Nick Alexander
  29. Undetected (Treasure Hunter Security Book 8) by Anna Hackett
  30. Timid (Lark Cove Book 2) by Devney Perry <— DEVNEY PERRY ALERT!!! HE DOESN’T NOTICE HER… “…The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name. Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman. Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first…”
  31. Rebellious River: Men of Mercy, Book 5 by Lindsay Cross
  32. Down To You: Rockstar Romance (Sixth Street Bands Book 5) by Jayne Frost
  33. One Fall Day (A Clean Contemporary Romance) by Rachel Matthews
  34. Circus in a Shot Glass by Beth Overmyer <— SHE’S AN ALCOHOLIC & THEN SHE MEETS HIM… “…She’s drinking herself to an early grave, but when an Englishman shows up, Scotch decides to try to sober up and remember her past so she doesn’t lose this connection she feels with him. Ardal works in the shop next door. His displays of kindness…”


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

  1. Mess Me Up (The Bear Bottom Guardians MC Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale – September 6th 2018
  2. Muse by Katy Evans – September 14th 2018
  3. Professor Feelgood (Masters of Love Book 2) by Leisa Rayven – September 16th 2018
  4. Dane’s Storm by Mia Sheridan – September 17th 2018
  5. Rebel Hard (Hard Play Book 2) by Nalini Singh  - September 18th 2018
  6. Don’t Trust A Killer by Cynthia Eden – September 18th 2018
  7. I Know You Know: A Novel by Gilly Macmillan - September 18th 2018
  8. Vampires Like It Hot: An Argeneau Novel by Lynsay Sands – September 18th 2018
  9. Why Not Tonight (Happily Inc) by Susan Mallery - September 18th 2018
  10. Restless Ink (Montgomery Ink: Colorado Springs Book 2) by Carrie Ann Ryan – September 18th 2018
  11. Misadventures with a Speed Demon (Misadventures Book 14) by Chelle Bliss - September 18th 2018
  12. Happily Ever After  (Runaway Princess: Flicka #5) by Blair Babylon - September 18th 2018
  13. Time’s Convert: A Novel (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness - September 18th 2018
  14. Booted (Trails of Sin Book 3) by Pam Godwin – September 18th 2018
  15. Austin by Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette
  16. Wicked Wedding: A Wicked Horse Vegas Novel (Left at the Altar Book 4) by Sawyer Bennett – September 20th 2018

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Linda September 4, 2018 at 6:13 AM

Redemption, Timid and Josh and Hazel’s Guide to not Dating magically appeared in my library this morning!! It’s a miracle!!! Good morning Maryse and all you lovelies!! Now gotta run!! Xoxo

Leslie M September 4, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Good Morning!! Just sitting here with my coffee trying to make my grocery list. I already have a few books on my reading list though. Right now is Ride by Harper Dallas and I am also reading Begin Again by Mona Kasten & The Simple Wild by K.A. Tucker this month. Hoping my book funk dissipating.

Nay September 4, 2018 at 6:45 AM

Good morning! Still debating about Josh and Hazel, wondering if it’s too cute or sweet for me??

Leslie M September 4, 2018 at 6:50 AM

Nay, if you met me in RL you wouldn’t like me because I am VERY cute and VERY sweet!!!

*howls with laughter*

Nay September 4, 2018 at 7:16 AM

Leslie–cute and sweet friends, children, grandbabies (had to throw that in there) don’t bore me. Of course, I already love you!!

On the other hand, cute and sweet heroes…just a big yawnfest for me.

bev September 4, 2018 at 7:41 AM

I think Leslie is telling us she is not very sweet.
I remember when someone told us they thought of Leslie as a cheerleader.
I am starting to think Leslie dresses all in black. Big black hoodie, black jeans, and black chucks. Maybe black martins. No flannel shirts…too colorful.
Only listening to music birthed in Seattle.
But…shhh…..she only reads happy endings.

Maryse September 4, 2018 at 8:29 AM

YAY LINDA!! You will be having a VERY good day. ;)

Tasha J September 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM

My preorder, Sadie by Courtney Summers, came in this morning. I’m still into Everything You Want Me to Be though, but that is NEXT! :)

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 8:32 AM

Good Morning!

I hope someone can help me. I need a good PSYCH-THRILLER book. I know many of you love this genre. I however have not read too many but I do love them; I just have to be in the mood for them and right now I definitely am.

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 8:34 AM

LeslieM-I loved “Ride” by Harper Dallas. You will have to let me know what you thought once you’ve read it.

bev September 4, 2018 at 8:43 AM

Ok, the prologue of Josh and Hazel was really good. I think I’m going to like her.

bev September 4, 2018 at 8:45 AM

I like this.

And two, I think there’s something about the eight-year-old brain that just resonates with me on a spiritual level. Third grade is my sweet spot; eight-year-olds are a trip.

bev September 4, 2018 at 8:54 AM


The hero is her bf’s Oppa.


Tessa September 4, 2018 at 10:32 AM

Best of the Month time! Mostly, because last month ended on a weird day with a 3 day weekend.

Best of August – Submitting in Vegas by Sam Mariano A very satisfying HEA to an important character, with tons of angst and drama. :D

This month, there wasn’t a doubt. I loved Magic Triumphs, but it wasn’t as thrilling and tense as the last book, and the Heirs of Chicago book was a decent start, but she was trying to put too many people into the story right away. It wasn’t confusing, but stuff could have been taken out and introduced later.

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 11:26 AM

In waiting for someone…anyone to respond to my message above because honestly I feel naked not having a book as “currently reading” hehe I searched on this blog for a list…as I know Maryse had to have one and I found so many goodies. Some I’ve read; and some I’m terrified to read; Now I really don’t know what I want to read as I look at list after list so now I don’t know if I want to swoon, cry, be terrified. Well actually I want all 3; any that will make me feel all of this in one book?

Michele G September 4, 2018 at 11:27 AM

Some great books on yesterday’s list and today’s – - I think my TBR will definitely outlive me!! I don’t know how I’ll ever get all these books read… :-0

I had a bunch I really liked in August – can’t really pick just one. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang, Execution by Lucia Franco and The Boy & His Ribbon/The Girl & Her Ren books by Pepper Winters. I had others that were up there too but those were my faves. My September is starting strong too…some good ones so far. I’m sure most of you have already read it but I finally jumped in and read Waiting For the Sun over the weekend and can’t rave enough about how much I enjoyed it! It sat on my TBR for way too long — but hey there are a ton of books on my TBR so it was it good company! :-) Seriously, if you haven’t read it yet, I do highly recommend it!

Kandace M September 4, 2018 at 11:41 AM

I’m so excited Redemption is out today. I can’t wait to dive in. The series is amazing.

Michele G September 4, 2018 at 11:42 AM

Jenn, I read The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks earlier this summer and really liked it. You may want to try that one…

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 11:46 AM

Maryse-”Meet the Sky” by McCall Hoyle was released today, I love the cover which is what attracted me to it… sounds heartbreaking.

R. Renee September 4, 2018 at 12:31 PM

Thank you Michele! *steals Grey’s glitter and pours it on your head* <3

Robyn September 4, 2018 at 1:40 PM

I’m finishing up Binding 13, which is so well written and has all the feels. It was so worth reading.

Josh and Hazel looks like a good romp. I need some fun romance to liven
Up my book que!

bev September 4, 2018 at 2:48 PM

Jenn a lot on here love Stolen. I’ve never read it, but it’s a Marmy if that’s what you want.

Maryse September 4, 2018 at 2:54 PM

It’s fantastic!!!!! I mean, RE-READ fantastic, I just know it.

Maryse September 4, 2018 at 2:55 PM

I will look it up Jenn!!! Thank you!

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 4:10 PM

Bev- thank you! I did read “Stolen” back in 2013 and absolutely loved it. It’s definitely a book I never wanted to end and I have never forgotten. I miss Ty and Gemma ❤️

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 4:53 PM

Michele G-I just saw your post about “ The Wife Between Us” and I’ve added it to my TBR to purchase at a later date as the price sadly is too high.

Amy September 4, 2018 at 5:35 PM

You know what today is for me? A day full of first-world problems which I am allowing to consume me. Because I am selfish like that. Compounded by PMS. Ever have those days where you want to kick the wall and break plates? No? Yeah, me neither. *whistles innocently*

BUT! This welcome little treat popped up in my library and made me happy…Sadie by Courtney Summers!!! I forgot today was the release day. :D The blurb gives it a Female of the Species vibe, but I’m going into it open minded and without any preconceived notions. Fingers crossed!

Leslie M September 4, 2018 at 5:37 PM

Bev, I wonder how surprised you would be to see what I really am like? Def not a cheerleader and no chucks or martins. But I do wear black yoga pants, black tshirts and hoodies! I also love my 90s music. ;)

Jenn, I am hoping I will love Ride. I like that the h & H are fighting their attraction but the snowboarding stuff, photography, etc. is boring me.

Amy September 4, 2018 at 5:40 PM

“I think my TBR will definitely outlive me!!”


That. Was. Sobering.

Makes me want to clean up my library.

Then I remember Maryse’s comments about the apocalypse and our need for books in it.

And I’m right back where I started.

Aw HELL…I’m pouring a glass of wine since none of y’all are close enough to physically come and kick my a$$ out of this funk! :lol:

bev September 4, 2018 at 6:44 PM

Amy sometimes knowing its first world helps with perspective, but sometimes.. screw perspective.

Sometimes problems are problems and bad days are bad days.
I can remember a day I was PMSing so bad. I texted a friend that no one had better even sit by me or look at me, lol.

I hope your day gets better. I will eat some chocolate and dedicate it to you.

Actually chocolate, pjs, book or drama sounds divine right now.

I’m so happy a drama with Lee Min Ki is coming out on the 1st of October. Gah, love him.

Doesn’t it sound good?

Jenn September 4, 2018 at 6:51 PM

LeslieM- I know what you mean, I thought many times like really how many times can you sit in silence and look at the mountains-that really got to me-all in all though I still very much enjoyed it!

I found my psych thriller-at least I hope! I started “Empathy” by Ker Dukey and a good sign I was hooked from the very beginning…..

JulieO September 4, 2018 at 7:14 PM

Leslie M
I loved RIDE. In fact thinking of rereading soon. Enjoy and let us know.

JulieO September 4, 2018 at 7:22 PM

If there is an apocalypse-

Are all the books that are listed on my kindle already downloaded?

I am freaking out now bc maybe I should buy more kindles and make sure all my books are downloaded instead of up in the cloud.

I know I will be able to charge my kindle but of course not be able to access the cloud in the apocalypse. I’m sure I will have more important things to do like survival but I would to be able to read some.

My luck my kindle would break down.

bev September 4, 2018 at 7:39 PM

Everyone is talking about pumpkin spice and I didnt realize that salted caramel fraps are out.

Also for pumpkin lovers you should try the DQ pumpkin pie blizzard when it is out. I dont eat them because I’m not a pumpkin fan, but know people that love and wait for them.

Amy September 4, 2018 at 8:05 PM

Thanks, bev. I feel better after my tantrum, and I feel ESPECIALLY good after reading your validation of my self-centeredness, LOL!! I’d hug you but…yeah. No. I’ve learned my lesson. :P

Speaking of pumpkin spice! I just came across a recipe for whipped pumpkin spice butter made with pumpkin purée, butter, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey, and vanilla. Holy. Freaking. Moly. Makes me want to indulge in bagels, waffles, and pancakes just so I can top them with that stuff.

And indulge in a huge pumpkin pie blizzard. *sigh*

Tessa September 4, 2018 at 8:16 PM

uh… Amy… recipe?

Amy September 4, 2018 at 8:34 PM
Tessa September 4, 2018 at 8:52 PM

Thank you! I’ll make it for morning toast. :)

bev September 4, 2018 at 9:30 PM


Your welcome.

Occasionally I have sweet side.

JR September 4, 2018 at 10:12 PM

One clicked Hard Sell and starting it now. (Had to watch Bachelor in Paradise first ☺️). Several others look good like One More Moment and Josh and Hazel.

Jenn September 5, 2018 at 6:52 AM

OMG…okay well first Good Morning and now OMG. I found the below in a post from 2015 yesterday in search of my next fix…
“Empathy by Ker Dukey <— HIGHLY recommended by so many in our reading crew. This one came up A LOT! AND THIS BLURB made me go YIKES!! Definite blurb-jolt alert! Maria said: “Favorite mindf**k of all time!!!!!!” and Jessica agrees, naming BOTH books in this series “Empathy and Desolate“"
Holy Hell I devoured this, I am sitting at work cross-eyed because I literally did not sleep. This was just what I needed and now I want to tare into the second book in the series but I think I need to breathe first…

Leslie M September 5, 2018 at 6:58 AM

OMG! Salted caramel frappe?? Pumpkin Pie Blizzards??Whipped Pumpkin Butter??

*hits floor with loud thud*

bev September 5, 2018 at 8:53 AM

Good Morning.

I hope the day goes well for us all.

Leslie try them all. Is there any reason not to? I think not.

Jenn September 5, 2018 at 9:36 AM

Leslie M-you had me at salted caramel frappe. Not a fan of pumpkin anything but I do love me some cinnamon whipped butter…YUM

Maryse September 5, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Mmmmm cinnamon whipped butttttterrrrr!!!!!!!

Maryse September 5, 2018 at 9:49 AM

Good morning bev!! :D

Maryse September 5, 2018 at 9:51 AM

Amy I could totally eat that butter (your pumpkin one) if I change the honey to “Swerve”. YES!!!!

Leslie M September 5, 2018 at 12:03 PM

Bev, where does one get this salted caramel frappe you speak of??

I am totally checking if the DQ near me has pumpkin blizzard!!!!

Tessa September 5, 2018 at 12:27 PM

I was thinking of the same thing Maryse. No sugar that way. :)

Tessa September 5, 2018 at 12:28 PM

Well, that or Stevia. And I hit the enter button to soon.

Also, one clicked the LJ Shen. She’s an autobuy for me now. :)

Amy September 5, 2018 at 12:32 PM

Maryse…are you doing the high-fat, medium protein keto or the vice-versa version? My nutritionist flipped out on me when I asked about possibly doing the high fat one. *snort* She’s been on me to consume more protein based on my prealbumin levels.

Tessa!! Have you tried it yet? I don’t have pumpkin purée right now, and I’m dying to find out what you think of it…

Amy September 5, 2018 at 12:41 PM

Leslie…it’s at Starbucks. And if you don’t already, use the Starbucks app! You can load money or gift cards on it and earn free food and drinks. :D

I’m loving One Day Soon (even though it’s a tough one) and Sadie is next in line for me, but THIS one has just jumped ahead in my TBR list…Evening by Susan Minot, on sale for 1.99! It sounds poignant and wistful and SO up my alley.

Tasha J September 5, 2018 at 1:12 PM

Amy, I finished Everything You Want Me to Be and it was fantastic! All consuming, don’t wanna come up for air, 5 Stars! I was on the verge of messaging my rage to u on GR towards the end. Totally thought I had it worked out a couple times. Lol
Sadie is next for me too!

Amy September 5, 2018 at 1:41 PM

Tasha! That’s how I felt reading it!! Even with knowing she was already dead from the beginning, I still ached at the end after getting to know her throughout the book.

And the letter. Oh, my heart…the letter. *sob*

If you ever message me on GR, be sure to let me know here. I don’t go on GR too often as my books automatically update from my Kindle app, so sometimes messages sit unread for a long time. :oops: Next time, rage away!!

bev September 5, 2018 at 3:08 PM

Yep, Starbucks. My favorite drink there. They sprinkle salt on top. Yum.

Maryse September 5, 2018 at 3:20 PM

Amy I’m not high fat (I haven’t specifically upped my fat intake – although I allow myself healthy oils and butter and cheese without worry). My fat intake is pretty much the same as it once was (but now I don’t panic over NOT choosing low fat foods like milk, etc). Also just regular/medium daily protein – that hasn’t;t changed for me either (meat servings every day, or cottage cheese, and nuts, eggs and stuff), but what I am 100% is LOW CARB (20g a day or less..).

THAT is what I changed the most. I eat veggies like crazy, but NO MORE pasta or bread or rice for me. Or potatoes/starches of any sort.. NO sugar ever (unless from berries, naturally)

SOMETIMES I let myself go to 30-something grams, but it’s not daily.

bev September 5, 2018 at 9:12 PM

I feel like I could go to sleep right now, but then I’d be up at some weird hour.
Trying to focus on something to stay awake, lol.

Cheryl September 5, 2018 at 9:17 PM

Back from vacation (we survived no wifi) and now back to work. Slowly catching up on posts.

Josh and Hazel sounds good, but price too high for me.

Cheryl September 5, 2018 at 9:24 PM

Love salted caramel and cinnamon butter, but don’t like pumpkin. Now I want toast with cinnamon butter… and a salted caramel latte. ;)

Cheryl September 5, 2018 at 9:33 PM

Yeh!! My daughter was eating ice cream when I went downstairs. Forgot we bought Wonder Women ice cream and it’s SALTED CARAMEL!!! Having a small bowl with sliced bananas and chocolate sauce. Heaven!!

Jenn September 6, 2018 at 7:55 AM

Good Morning to All-

JR-In reading the comments I see you watch BIP too; all the Bachelor Series are my guilty pleasure. I however like to save up a bunch of episodes and than start watching so that by the time I am done with my saved episodes the series is over and I can complete. So with that being said I am only two episodes in and my heart was breaking for Colton…and I don’t know about you but I have never liked Tia and really can’t stand her now!

Tasha J September 6, 2018 at 8:13 AM

FLT- “It’s a beautiful day in the city.” Sadie by Courtney Summers. I wish I could read more today, but duty calls. :( Yesterday was nice though, I got a ton of reading time in.

Nay September 6, 2018 at 8:28 AM


“I turned my head in the pulsating room, caught by a flash of blond and the hint of a white tailored shirt.”
Taunt Me (Rough Love, #2) by Annabel Joseph

Leslie M September 6, 2018 at 8:32 AM


I stared at the nameplate by the doorbell.

Begin Again by Mona Kasten

bev September 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM

Before we get started, there are a few things you should know about me:
1. I am both broke and lazy—a terrible combination.
2. I am perpetually awkward at parties and in an effort to relax will probably end up drinking until I’m topless.

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

bev September 6, 2018 at 8:52 AM

Oh, Leslie’s pick makes me think of Jean.

I miss Jean.

R. Renee September 6, 2018 at 9:04 AM

FLT: “The Subaru station wagon comes to a sliding halt in a parking spot out front of the Balsam County police station, the fresh blanket of snow coating the asphalt making the streets slippery.” K. A. Tucker, Until It Fades. Loving it so far!

bev September 6, 2018 at 9:22 AM

One last before work.

Had to share this because this song put a smile in my face. While I’m on a bus at a very early hour.

Let’s have a good day….reading, working, or playing.

Nay September 6, 2018 at 9:31 AM

Good luck on your read, Leslie! That seems like it could be a good one for you. I enjoyed it.

Jenn September 6, 2018 at 12:00 PM


“I look down at the red stains on my clothes; the soul that withered and died by my hands leaving its memory imprinted inside me was just that now…a reminiscence of a life I stole.”

Desolate by Ker Dukey

Tasha J September 6, 2018 at 12:27 PM

Bev, your FLT sounds good. If it’s a fun one, let me know when you’re finished. I think I need a breather after these last cpl books.

bev September 6, 2018 at 2:42 PM

I’ve noticed you are hitting the serious ones.
I’ll let you know. Not that far just because been exhausted after work the last few days.
It cracked me up because I didnt realize Josh was going to be korean until she realized he is her best friends Oppa. Lol.

Amy September 6, 2018 at 3:15 PM


“Thunder crashed overhead and I huddled underneath the bridge, wanting the rain to stop.” ~ One Day Soon by A. Meredith Walters

REALLY good so far but tough at times because it deals with homeless teens. I forgot she wrote Bad Rep, and I loved that one! :D

Amy September 6, 2018 at 5:30 PM

YAY!! Tasha is reading Sadie (my next read that I’m SO excited about!) and R is reading Until It Fades (*SWOON*).

“I am perpetually awkward at parties and in an effort to relax will probably end up drinking until I’m topless.” <——— That’s our bev. LOL!!!!

bev September 6, 2018 at 6:49 PM


I’m the perpetually awkward and dont go to parties or the perpetually awkward and follow the person she knows like a lost puppy.
Seriously, dont invite me to a party or I will be your shadow.

Cheryl September 6, 2018 at 8:02 PM

Bev, I laughed out loud. Thought at first you were doing “two things” and those were about you!! Seemed plausible, although I was a little surprised about the topless part!! Then I noticed the FLT! ;)

Cheryl September 6, 2018 at 8:21 PM


“On her deathbed, my mother said the heart is a lonely hunter.” Dirty Headlines by LJ Shen.

bev September 6, 2018 at 8:28 PM

That would be funny if I just randomly started confessing my dark secrets 3 things style.

JulieO September 6, 2018 at 8:40 PM

Just clicked DIRTY HEADLINES. Is it good?

Cheryl September 6, 2018 at 9:36 PM

Julie, so far it is ok. It’s in both pov’s and the writing bothers me. Not sure the best way to describe it other than maybe immature. We’ll see.

JulieO September 7, 2018 at 1:18 AM

Let me know bc if you don’t like it I will return it. Won’t waste my time. Usually LJ Shen is pretty good.

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