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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday # 36 ~ Chasing Impossible (Pushing the Limits #5) by Katie McGarry



Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.


This week I’m waiting on: 


Chasing Impossible
(Pushing the Limits #5)
by
Katie McGarry    


Expected publication: July, 2015




Tough and independent, 17-year-old Abby lets very few people into her inner circle. It’s common knowledge in her Kentucky town that she deals drugs, but not even her closest friends know why. But when a deal goes south and Abby’s suddenly in danger, she finds herself reluctantly forced to lean on daredevil Logan—a boy whose restless spirit matches her own.

Logan has his own reasons for wanting to keep Abby at arms’ length. But he never expected to find in her the one person who might help him face the demons he’s tried so hard to run from.

Together, Abby and Logan will have to make a decision: let their current circumstances weigh them down forever…or fight for the future they both thought was impossible.




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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 143 ~ Off Sides (Off #1) by Sawyer Bennett




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

   Off Sides
(Off #1)
by
Sawyer Bennett


First - The Blurb:



“I'm not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone... something... to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost... a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved...”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced her to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days... 



Second - The Tease:

Our lips meet softly... nothing more than a whisper against each other. Moving to my cheek with his other hand, Ryan holds both sides of my head and presses into me. His tongue slides gently into my mouth and at the first contact, a groan bubbles up from my chest. My hands involuntarily fist in his shirt and I attempt to get even closer to him. I am being swallowed by his kiss and it's all I can do to hang on.


If you are looking for an easy read which can be completed in one afternoon, then Offsides might be the book for you. The story is simple, the characters are relatively easy to connect with, and there is little angst.

I liked Danny. She might appear like she comes from the 'wrong' side of the tracks, but she's actually quite sweet, definitely intelligent and knows how to hold her own against nastiness.

At first, Ryan appears like your typical hot guy who is popular, rich and a little conceited. However, we quickly learn that he has a soft side and a kind heart. He doesn't care about Danny's back ground, or where she comes from. He just wants her to give their relationship a chance.

Sure, there are hurdles along the way (jealous ex-girlfriends, snobby mothers, and vindictive team mates) but there is nothing that can't be overcome.

A cute read.

My Rating: 4 out of 5


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TBR Tuesday # 98 ~ Moonflower by E.D.C. Johnson




My good friend Sharrice from Reese's Reviews: My Addiction to Fiction came up with the idea of 'TBR Tuesday'

If you want to join in the fun, then just do the following:
From your book shelf or your e-reader, pick a book that you own that is still on your TBR list. Post it however you want to, then leave a link below so others can see what's waiting to be read.


This week for me its:


Moonflower
by
E.D.C. Johnson



After Josephine Wood’s father dies of cancer, her mother up-roots the two of them and moves to the city. Josie hates her city life, but her teenage issues are of little consequence when they have a car accident and she wakes up in a strange land (reminiscent of Victorian Europe) alone. Lost, with her school backpack as the only connection to her world, Josie struggles to find her way home. She is found by Lucius Conrí, the son of a Marquess, who possesses royal blood and the gift to shift into a wolf’s form at will. Can the kind-hearted Lucius help her find her way while winning her love, or will she fall for Donovan Conrí his older, more serious brother and heir to the Conrí wealth?

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Stacking the Shelves # 99 & Weekly Wrap-Up





Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s ReviewsIt is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks.

This week, I added the following books to my shelf.

From the Library:


Never Never
(Never Never #1)
by
Colleen Hoover


"How odd to be made of flesh, balanced on bone, and filled with a soul you've never met."

Charlize Wynwood and Silas Nash have been best friends since they could walk. They've been in love since the age of fourteen.
But as of this morning...they are complete strangers.
Their first kiss, their first fight, the moment they fell in love...every memory has vanished.

"I don't care what our real first kiss was," he says. "That's the one I want to remember."

Charlize and Silas must work together to uncover the truth about what happened to them and why. But the more they learn about the couple they used to be...the more they question why they were ever together to begin with.

"I want to remember what it feels like to love someone like that. And not just anyone. I want to know what it feels like to love Charlie." 

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AND...


Snow Like Ashes
(Snow Like Ashes #1)
by
Sara Raasch 


A heartbroken girl. A fierce warrior. A hero in the making.

Sixteen years ago the Kingdom of Winter was conquered and its citizens enslaved, leaving them without magic or a monarch. Now, the Winterians’ only hope for freedom is the eight survivors who managed to escape, and who have been waiting for the opportunity to steal back Winter’s magic and rebuild the kingdom ever since.

Orphaned as an infant during Winter’s defeat, Meira has lived her whole life as a refugee, raised by the Winterians’ general, Sir. Training to be a warrior—and desperately in love with her best friend, and future king, Mather — she would do anything to help her kingdom rise to power again.

So when scouts discover the location of the ancient locket that can restore Winter’s magic, Meira decides to go after it herself. Finally, she’s scaling towers, fighting enemy soldiers, and serving her kingdom just as she’s always dreamed she would. But the mission doesn’t go as planned, and Meira soon finds herself thrust into a world of evil magic and dangerous politics – and ultimately comes to realize that her destiny is not, never has been, her own.

Sara Raasch’s debut fantasy is a lightning-fast tale of loyalty, love, and finding one’s destiny.

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So... what did you add to your shelf this week?
I'd really like to know.
Please leave a comment below.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Swoon Thursday #139 ~ Damaged Goods (The Outsider Chronicles #2) by Nicole Williams



The fabulous girls over at YA Bound created this super HOT meme.

Here's how it works. From the book you're currently reading, or one you just finished, tell us what made you SWOON. What got your heart pounding, your skin tingling, and your stomach fluttering.

Shout it out on Twitter with the hashtag#YABound, post it here in the comments, or grab the adorable button above and share it on your blog!


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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Damaged Goods
(The Outsider Chronicles #2)
by
Nicole Williams 



First - The Blurb:


When Liv Bennett said good-bye to her sinkhole of a hometown, she planned to leave that chapter of her life behind forever. But forever turned out to only be three years.

After her addict of a mother up and disappears, Liv returns to what she considers her own personal hell smack in the middle of nowhere Nevada to take care of her two younger sisters, and she promptly reinstitutes the golden rule that got her through her first nineteen years of life without getting knocked up, roughed up, or messed up: don’t date the local boys and, god forbid, don’t fall in love with one of them.

It isn’t long before that golden rule is put to the test.

Will Goods grew up in the next trailer over, but the wild, careless boy who used to tear up the town with his three brothers has morphed into someone else so completely, he’s almost unrecognizable. The quiet, contemplative man who works on cars every night and takes care of his mentally ill mother every day is nothing like the local boys Liv grew up avoiding.

But when Liv considers suspending her golden rule just this once, she finds out something about Will that will change everything.

Will Goods isn’t who he used to be—he’s not even the man Liv thinks she’s gotten to know over the summer. He’s become someone else entirely.

He’s become . . .

Damaged Goods.



Second - The Swoon:

As I watched those words slip from his mouth, I remembered how his mouth had felt against mine.  Remembering that made me glance at his hands, which made me remember how they'd touched me.  Remembering the way they'd touched me had me remembering the way his touch had made me feel, and that was all the reminder I needed to remember...


Damaged Goods, although the second book in The Outsider Chronicles, is a stand-a-lone novel. As with Hard Knox, I was immediately sucked into the story. Liv is an amazing character. She has a huge kind heart, and when it comes to her two half sisters, there is pretty much nothing she won't do for them. The sacrifices she makes and the strength she shows as she tries to keep her little family safe and free from harm it truly amazing.

Will used to be a wild child. Then he went away to join the military, and when he came back,  he was a different man. Taking care of his mentally ill mother by day and working on cars at night, he keeps pretty much to himself, that is, until he meets Liv.

Both struggling to cope with life a dealt to them, Liv and Will form a friendship which quickly develops into something more. I liked the chemistry between these two characters and I enjoyed watching their story unfold. Another great book by Nicole.

My Rating: 4.5 out of 5


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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #35 ~ Dangerous Lies by Becca Fitzpatrick




Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine which spotlights highly anticipated upcoming releases.


This week I’m waiting on: 

Dangerous Lies
by
Becca Fitzpatrick   


Expected publication: November 10th, 2015 by Simon & Schuster



A teen is forced to make a fresh start after witnessing a violent crime—but love and danger find her anyway in this novel from Becca Fitzpatrick, the New York Times bestselling author of the Hush, Hush saga.

Stella Gordon is not her real name. Thunder Basin, Nebraska, is not her real home. This is not her real life.

After witnessing a lethal crime, Stella Gordon is sent to the middle of nowhere for her own safety before she testifies against the man she saw kill her mother’s drug dealer.

But Stella was about to start her senior year with the boyfriend she loves. How can she be pulled away from the only life she knows and expected to start a new one in Nebraska? Stella chafes at her protection and is rude to everyone she meets. She’s not planning on staying long, so why be friendly? Then she meets Chet Falconer and it becomes harder to keep her guard up, even as her guilt about having to lie to him grows.

As Stella starts to feel safer, the real threat to her life increases—because her enemies are actually closer than she thinks…

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Teaser Tuesday # 142 ~ Hard Knox (The Outsider Chronicles #1) by Nicole Williams




Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading.

Anyone can play along! Just do the following:
  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (Make sure that what you share doesn't give too much away! You don't want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

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My Tease for this week comes from:

Hard Knox
(The Outsider Chronicles #1)
by
Nicole Williams   


First - The Blurb:


Knox Jagger. The name inspires resentment in every male at Sinclair University, want in every female, and contempt in Charlie Chase. 

Charlie can be summed up in three words: independent, independent, and independent. To Charlie, Knox epitomizes everything that’s wrong with college males: prolific one-night stands, drunken senseless fights, and a body that hints at prioritizing gym time over study time. 

As an up-and-coming writer for Sinclair University’s newspaper, Charlie’s tasked with getting to the bottom of who’s been dropping little white pills into girls’ drinks at parties. In an ocean of All-American boys sporting polo shirts and innocent smiles, Knox is the obvious suspect. As evidence piles up against the bad boy of Sinclair, Charlie becomes more and more certain it isn’t Knox. But when her drink is dosed at a party and she wakes up on Knox’s couch the next morning, Charlie’s left with more questions than answers when it comes to Knox Jagger. 

How can Charlie ever hope to uncover the truth behind a guy so closed off he’s become . . . 

Hard Knox. 


***Hard Knox is the first book in The Outsider Chronicles, although each book that follows will highlight different couples and can be read as a stand alone.***



Second - The Tease:


"Because I don’t want to give you any reason to be mad at me. I don’t want to give you a reason to hate me because, as much as I might have have begged you to do that, you’re the single most important thing in the world to me, Charlie Chase. You've become my world. And how do I live in a world where you don’t exist?"
...Knox


I had this one for a while. Not sure why it took me so long to read it. In true Nicole Williams style, it was awesome.

Charlie is everything I like in a heroine. She is vivacious, strong, fiercely independent and not afraid to face danger head on. Sure, she's a little reckless at times, but that's part of what makes the story great.

Knox is depicted as the Bad boy, but is he really the Bad boy? Right from the start, I found him to be a bit of an enigma. Seeming to be surrounded by an aura of mystery, I had a hard time figuring him out. But eventually,I did.

Charlie and Knox seem like chalk and cheese initially, but the fiery chemistry between them soon becomes apparent. I've read a lot of Collage Romance books of late and this one is up there with the best.

My Rating: 5 out of  5



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