Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (212)

This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of! 

Young Widows Club
By Alexandra Coutts
Release Date: November 10, 2015
First came love, then came marriage, and then...

For seventeen-year-old Tam, running off to marry her musician boyfriend is the ideal escape from her claustrophobic high-school life on the island, and the ultimate rebellion against her father and stepmother. But when Tam becomes a widow just weeks later, the shell-shocked teen is forced to find her way forward by going back to the life she thought she’d moved beyond—even as her struggle to deal with her grief is forcing her to reinvent herself and reach out to others in ways she never imagined.


Based on the title of this book alone, you know that this is going to be an emotional book. I'm interested to see how Tam deals with going back to the life she was trying to escape when she got married so young. And maybe there will be a guy to help her with her grief?? It doesn't say anything about thatbut there's always a guy! I guess we'll see! 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Release Week Blitz: Forever With You by Jennifer L Armentrout

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We are so excited to bring you the Release Week Blitz for Jennifer L. Armentrout's FOREVER WITH YOU! FOREVER WITH YOU is a standalone New Adult contemporary romance being released on September 29th, and is the fifth book in the Wait For You Series, published by Avon Books, an imprint of HarperCollins. Grab your copy of this incredible addition to Jennifer's Wait For You Series and see what everyone is talking about!

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Praise for FOREVER WITH YOU: “Armentrout packs a powerful emotional punch in her fifth Wait for Younew adult contemporary (after Fall with Me)... Armentrout tugs at the heartstrings while delivering an intense, gripping tale.” –Publishers Weekly “Armentrout presents an emotional installment in her Wait for You series…[she] does it again, presenting a fast-paced tearjerker that fans will devour.”–Booklist

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FOREVER WITH YOU Synopsis: In the irresistibly sexy series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout, two free spirits find their lives changed by a one-night stand… Some things you just believe in, even if you've never experienced them. For Stephanie, that list includes love. It's out there. Somewhere. Eventually. Meanwhile she's got her job at the mixed martial arts training center and hot flings with gorgeous, temporary guys like Nick. Then a secret brings them closer, opening Steph's eyes to a future she never knew she wanted—until tragedy rips it away. Nick's self-assured surface shields a past no one needs to know about. His mind-blowing connection with Steph changes all that. As fast as he's knocking down the walls that have kept him commitment-free, she's building them up again, determined to keep the hurt—and Nick—out. But he can't walk away. Not when she's the only one who's ever made him wish for forever . . .   


I cradled my drink as Cam sauntered back to the pool tables. My mind wasn’t made up on the whole visiting them thing yet. Maybe I would. Maybe I wouldn’t.
            “Want another rum and coke?”
            My lips curled up at the sound of Nick’s rich, deep voice. We’d been chatting on and off since I plopped my butt down on the stool, and he had seemed happy that I was there.
            Total bonus points lottery with this guy.
“I’m good, but thanks.” The last thing I wanted to be was drunk. I smiled at him, pleased when his heavily hooded gaze dipped again. “Are you guys usually this busy on the weekend?”
            I could see that small talk was something Nick excelled at, which made sense, considering his occupation. He was an equal opportunity charmer. Women flocked to him at the bar. The other bartender, the girl with the pink glasses, seemed to take it all in stride.
“Not sure if you really call this busy, but Saturdays usually bring a larger crowd.” He glanced down the bar before continuing. “So you went to school with them?” he asked, jerking his chin in the direction Cam had roamed off to.
“Yeah.” Leaning forward, I placed my elbows on the bar. “I had no idea they had connections here. Total surprise.”
“Small world,” he said, echoing my earlier thought. “But you’re not very close with them.”
It was a statement, not a question. “What makes you think that?”
“Well, if you were, I guess you’d be over there with them. Or …”
Nick was observant. “Or what?”
            One side of his lips curled up as he folded his arms across his chest. The movement drew my attention. I was such a visual creature. Not that anyone would blame me right now. The black shirt he wore stretched around well-defined biceps. “Or you’d rather spend the time with me.”
            The twisty motion in my belly cranked up a notch. “Am I that transparent?”
            “In the best possible way.” He picked up a bottle. “I’m glad you did stop by. Every time the door opened last night, I looked up and hoped it was you.”
            “Is that so?”
            “I speak the truth.” His smile was lazy. “Did you finish unpacking?”
            “Were there any more rat bastard combinations?”
            I laughed. “There were a few more.”
            “Kind of mad I missed out on them.”
            “There’s always later.” I toyed with my glass as I met and held his stare. “So, Nick, do you have a last name?”
            “Blanco,” he replied after a brief hesitation. “Do you?”
            “Keith.” I grinned as he unfolded those arms. “I have another question for you.”
            Moving in, he placed his hands on the bar. “Ask away.”
            “Do you have a girlfriend?” My breath caught a little when he leaned in suddenly. Our mouths were close enough that we were breathing the same tiny patch of oxygen. “Or a boyfriend?”
            Nick didn’t bat an eyelash. “Nope to both. How about you?”
            Bonus points explosion!
            “None,” I said, welcoming the tingle that swirled down my spine as his breath warmed my lips.
            He tilted his head to the side, lining up his mouth with mine with just a fraction of an inch between us. I started to feel a little flushed. “You have plans tonight, Stephanie Keith?” he asked, voice deeper and rougher.
            I shook my head as my pulse tripped all over itself in a happy little dance.
            Nick’s grin spread into the kind of smile I knew left a trail of women in its wake. “You do now.”  

And don’t miss the previous titles in the Wait for You Series!

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About the Author
About Jennifer L. Armentrout: # 1 New York Times and # 1 International Bestselling author Jennifer lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia. All the rumors you’ve heard about her state aren’t true. When she’s not hard at work writing, she spends her time reading, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Her dreams of becoming an author started in algebra class, where she spent most of her time writing short stories….which explains her dismal grades in math. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She is published with Spencer Hill Press, Entangled Teen and Brazen, Disney/Hyperion and Harlequin Teen. Her book Obsidian has been optioned for a major motion picture and her Covenant Series has been optioned for TV. Her young adult romantic suspense novel DON’T LOOK BACK was a 2014 nominated Best in Young Adult Fiction by YALSA. She also writes Adult and New Adult contemporary and paranormal romance under the name J. Lynn. She is published by Entangled Brazen and HarperCollins.



Top Ten Tuesday: Authors to Read if You Love Colleen Hoover

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given. So hopefully I'll have a new list to share with you all each week!

This Week's Topic: Top Ten Authors to Read if You Love Colleen Hoover

This week's topic was a very broad topic; we had to recommend books/authors based on a popular book/author. I thought I'd share books that are similar to my absolute favorite author Colleen Hoover. If you don't know Colleen's work (which would be crazy if you follow this blog because I talk about her all the time), she writes super emotional new adult romances. I LOVE her books and thought I'd share some authors that are as great as Colleen is! 

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Stacking the Shelves (162)

Stacking the Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews where bloggers share what books they got throughout the week!

From Publisher
These two fabulous books came for me in the mail this week! I have been in the mood to read a really good romance and look like exactly what I need! I can't wait to read them! 

From Amazon
I got these two for pretty cheap on Amazon and I'm so excited! While It Lasts is actually signed to Jessica from Abbi Glines!! How cool is that? I saw it for sale on Amazon for only $5 and, with that price and my name, there was no way I could pass it up! Not to mention that it's currently being made into a movie that looks soooooo good! So I definitely need to read it as soon as I can. As for Forgiving Lies, my sister has been bugging me to read it for awhile so I decided it was time for me to own a copy!

That's it for me! What did you all add to your shelves this week? 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Book Review: Love After All by Jaci Burton

Love After All (Hope #4)
By Jaci Burton 
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Source: Publisher
High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.”

Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the “perfect” man.

Chelsea knows Bash isn’t the right guy for her—he barely meets one of her criteria—but there’s something about the charismatic man that has her yearning for things that are most definitely not list approved.

Because sometimes, a relationship that looks totally wrong on paper can turn out incredibly right…

Jaci Burton's Hope series is one of my favorite small town romance series. The characters are all so lovable and I just can't get enough of them. While I was definitely super excited to FINALLY have Bash's story, I didn't love Chelsea as much as I thought I would. 

High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner knows exactly what she wants in her perfect man, and bartender Sebastian "Bash" Palmer definitely does not qualify. While he may not match up to her list, the chemistry between Bash and Chelsea is undeniable. Bash thinks that Chelsea is crazy for having "the perfect man" and sets out to prove just that by setting her up with men who do meet her criteria. Chelsea finds that the men who look good on paper don't even compare to how Bash makes her feel…but can she give into her feelings when she knows Bash is all wrong for her? 

I have been waiting for Bash's book ever since the first book of this series and, I've got to say, I wasn't a huge fan of this one. It was just so…slow. I didn't really like Chelsea and her in-your-face attitude that was constantly mentioned. She was your typical "fiery redhead" who wore heels all the time and I just didn't find myself caring for her. She constantly talked about how she just didn't feel anything for the guys that seemed perfect for her, and I didn't really care. I got where she was coming from, but her personality just didn't gel with me. 

Bash, though, was awesome. I loved how he adopted an adorable little dog and actually really bonded with her. Bash knew that he wasn't the perfect man and was still dealing with the pains of his divorce where he couldn't fit the mold his ex-wife had wanted him to fill. I just wanted Bash to know that he was perfect the way he was and deserved his own happiness! I think that it was a bit cliche how he ran away at one point because he was "scared," but overall he was my favorite part of this book. 

While I adore this series, Bash's story did not live up to my expectations. Chelsea was not my favorite and I didn't find myself relating to her. While we are both teachers, she was up half of the night all the time and I didn't see her as a realistic teacher…but maybe that's just me. In the end, Love After All was a let down compared to the great beginning books of this series.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Cover Reveal: The Play by Karina Halle

About the Book

A troubled Scottish rugby player who doesn't play by the rules.
A vivacious man-eater who's given up on love.
When it comes to Lachlan and Kayla, opposites don't just attract - they explode.

Kayla Moore has always been comfortable with her feisty, maneating reputation. At least it was fine until she hit her thirties and saw her best friends Stephanie and Nicola settle down with Linden and Bram McGregor, leaving Kayla to be the odd one out. Tired of being the third wheel with nothing but one-night stands and dead-end dates in San Francisco, Kayla decides to take a vow of celibacy and put men on the backburner.

That is until she lays her eyes on Linden and Bram’s cousin, hot Scot Lachlan McGregor. Lachlan is her sexual fantasy come to life – tall, tatted, and built like a Mack truck. With a steely gaze and successful rugby career back in Edinburgh, he’s the kind of man that makes her want to throw her vow right out the window. But Lachlan’s quiet and intense demeanor makes him a hard man to get to know, let alone get close to.

It isn’t until the two of them are thrown together one long, unforgettable night that Kayla realizes there is so much more to this brooding macho man than what meets the eye. But even with sparks flying between the two, Lachlan can’t stay in America forever. Now, Kayla has to decide whether to uproot her whole life and chance it all on someone she barely knows or risk getting burned once again.
Sometimes love is a game that just needs to be played.



About the Author

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of Where Sea Meets Sky, Racing the Sun, The Pact, Love, in English, The Artists Trilogy, Dirty Angels and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Atria Books/Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.

Hit her up on Instagram at @authorHalle , on Twitter at @MetalBlonde and on Facebook. You can also visit  and sign up for the newsletter for news, excerpts, previews, private book signing sales and more.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday (211)

This is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers highlight a book that they are eagerly anticipating the release of! 

Sweet Nothing
By Jamie McGuire and Teresa Mummert
Release Date: November 1, 2015
It is enough to break any man: watching what could have been my future slip away before it was ever in my grasp. The possibility of losing someone I loved, before she was even mine, is something I never would have imagined. Certainly nothing I'd ever wish on anyone. I went to her every day and waited. Waited for the impossible, for a sign, for her to look at me ... hoping sinners were granted miracles, too.

Just one glimpse of him was all it took. In the next lane, at a stop light was the man I would fall in love with and marry. People talk about the kind of love that takes time--love you fall in to. We were more like a crash and burn, and when our lives intertwined I knew I would never be the same. He was the man I would cherish the rest of my life, who would father my children. In an instant our life together began, and in an instant it would end. The late nights; the excuses; the lies. And in the blink of an eye, it was like we never were.

For the first time, experience a heartfelt, jaw-dropping novel by #1 New York Times bestseller Jamie McGuire, and New York Times bestselling author Teresa Mummert. 

When you think you know what's happening, you're only half way there.


HOW AMAZING DOES THIS BOOK SOUND?!? I mean, I knew that I had to read this because it was by Jamie McGuire. But reading that synopsis, there is no way this book is going to go unread by me. I haven't heard of Teresa Mummert before, but I can't wait to see how her writing and Jamie's writing mix. This book sounds so unique and definitely emotional. I can't wait to read it!! 

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Books on My Fall TBR

This is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week bloggers share a list of books for the prompt given. So hopefully I'll have a new list to share with you all each week!

This Week's Topic: Top Ten Books On My Fall TBR

1. November 9 by Colleen Hoover
2. Untamed by SC Stephens
3. See Me by Nicholas Sparks

4. Blow by Kim Karr
5. Claimed by Elle Kennedy
6. The Bronte Plot by Katherine Reay

7. Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts
8. Undeniable by Liz Bankes
9. Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

10. Sweet Nothing by Jamie McGuire and Teresa Mummert
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