Saturday, October 25, 2014

Stacking the Shelves #71

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.

Okay, so this week I didn't actually buy any books but I did go down to the local library and borrow a few.

Sweet Reckoning
(The Sweet Trilogy #3)
by Wendy Higgins

I have been waiting for quite some time to read this one. I'm really looking forward to seeing how Anna and Kaidan's story ends.


Bad for You
(Sea Breeze #7)
by Abbi Glines

I really love this series by Abbi, so naturally, I couldn't pass this one up.

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

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Swoon Thursday #113 ~ Shatter (True Believers #4) by Erin McCarthy

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 SWOONWhat 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:

(True Believers #4)

Erin McCarthy 

First - The Blurb:

Kylie Warner prides herself on being optimistic, but after finding her best friend in bed with her boyfriend and flunking chemistry, her upbeat attitude has taken a dive. Even an impromptu hook-up with her sexy new chemistry tutor only brightens her mood slightly. After all, it’s not like she’ll ever see the tattooed scholar again…

While he’s a whiz at complex equations, Jonathon Kadisch has trouble when it comes to figuring out women. So when Kylie tells him that she’s pregnant after their night of passion, he’s at a complete loss. He’s prepared to be a good father—unlike his own deadbeat dad—but he’s less prepared to fall for the genuine and alluring blonde bearing his child.

With emotions running high, Kylie wonders if Jonathon’s devotion is out of growing love or looming obligation. And when heartbreak threatens to tear them apart, Jonathon will have to fight for the only girl who’s ever made him feel whole…

Second - The Swoon:

It was a delicious kiss, the kind that started slow and tentative then grew deeper and deeper until I needed to pull back and snag a breath. For a heartbeat, I stared at him, my mouth hovering over his, the light reflecting off his glasses so I couldn't read what was in his eyes, but he didn't give me enough time to speak or think any further. He put his hand on the back of my head and erased the space between us, and for some reason it mattered to me that he didn't pull me to him, he came to me.

Darwin / Jonathan is not your typical bad boy. In fact, he's kind of a nerd. Super smart, obsessed with his studies, he is totally unprepared for Kylie and the events which follow after a one night stand.

Kylie. I met Kylie in True (Book 1 of True Believers series). With a fun loving attitude towards life, she was always happy and enjoyed being with her friends. In Shatter, we see her in a different light. Struggling with a cheating boyfriend, her studies and the fact that all her friends are now in committed relationships, she suddenly finds herself alone and unsure of in which direction her life should be going.

Then, if things weren't complicated enough, she finds herself pregnant.

Fortunately for Kylie, Darwin / Jonathan turns out to be a true gentleman and accepts impending fatherhood with a positive attitude.

Of course, like with many relationships, things don't always run smooth and there are several ups and downs before Kylie and Jonathan finally get it right.

I enjoyed reading their story. If you like NA Contemporary, then this might be a series for you.

 My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?
If you liked my Swoon, please leave a comment below!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday #6 ~ Frostfire (Kanin Chronicles #1) by Amanda Hocking

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: 

(Kanin Chronicles #1)

Amanda Hocking 

Expected publication: January 6th, 2015 

Bryn Aven is an outcast among the Kanin, the most powerful of the troll tribes. Set apart by her heritage and her past, Bryn is a tracker who's determined to become a respected part of her world. She has just one goal: become a member of the elite King’s Guard to protect the royalty. She's not going to let anything stand in her way, not even a forbidden romance with her boss Ridley Dresden. But all her plans for the future are put on hold when Konstantin– a fallen hero who she once loved – appears to be up to something dangerous, kidnapping changelings. Bryn is sent in to help stop him, but will she lose her heart in the process?

I loved the original Trylle series by Amanda, so naturally, I can't wait for the release of Frostfire.
And such a beautiful wintry cover too.

So what are you waiting for?
Please leave a comment below with your WoW link!

Thanks in advance for stopping by!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Teaser Tuesday #113 ~ True (True Believers #1) by Erin McCarthy

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:

(True Believers #1)

Erin McCarthy

First - The Blurb:

When Rory Macintosh’s roommates find out that their studious and shy friend has never been with a guy, they decide that, as an act of kindness they’ll help her lose her virginity by hiring confident, tattooed bad boy Tyler Mann to do the job…unbeknownst to Rory.

Tyler knows he’s not good enough for Rory. She’s smart, doctor smart, while he’s barely scraping by at his EMT program, hoping to pull his younger brothers out of the hell their druggy mother has left them in. But he can’t resist taking up her roommates on an opportunity to get to know her better. There’s something about her honesty that keeps him coming back when he knows he shouldn’t…

Torn between common sense and desire, the two find themselves caught up in a passionate relationship. But when Tyler’s broken family threatens to destroy his future, and hers, Rory will need to decide whether to cut her ties to his risky world or follow her heart, no matter what the cost.

Second - The Tease:

"Thank you," he murmured, a satisfied smile in place, before his mouth descended onto mine.

Then I couldn't see or think. I could only feel the press of his body against me, his breath a hot rush past my ear as his lips brushed over mine. It wasn't what I was expecting. It wasn't a determined or aggressive or erotic kiss. It was delicate, worshipful, teasing.

I picked up this book a while back when I was browsing the local bookstore. Captured by both the cover and the blurb, I felt I had to add it to my shelf. It has taken a little while for it to make its way to the top of my TBR pile but it finally made it.

Sooo... did I enjoy it? Yes. I did. Although Rory can be a little frustrating at times, she kind of grows on you after a while. And Tyler, although a little mysterious in the start, turns out to be one hot, sensitive, caring, dude. I loved that this couple got together. They definitely complement each other.

My Rating: 5 out of 5

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Okay, so what do you think?

If you liked my Tease, please leave a comment below!

TBR Tuesday #68 ~ Hooked on the Game (Sterling Shore #1) by C.M. Owens

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:

Hooked on the Game
(Sterling Shore #1)

C.M. Owens

Everyone has secrets that define them, a past that has shaped them, and a game they play - whether they know it or not. 

Despite the fact they live next door to each other, Kade and Raya have never made an effort to speak, until a wild party, four frat boys, and... a bulldozer. 

Sterling Shore was supposed to be a new start for eighteen-year-old Raya Capperton. Everything was working out perfectly until her two roommates were expelled for a prank, leaving Raya with the house she couldn't afford on her own. Fate intervenes before she has the chance to find a new home, but she struggles to decide if it's divine luck or the devil's cruel sense of humor. 

Twenty-one-year-old Kade Colton has his life planned out, and everything he does is an elaborate game to aid him with his future endeavors. Coming from money has made Kade's life easy, but he wants to build his own name - his own future. The thing he doesn't realize... when you only put forth superficial effort, you only acquire superficial friends. 

Raya is torn between being amused or disturbed by Kade and his philosophy, but the drive behind his determination isn't what Raya expected. Little by little, her hatred fades and is replaced by emotions she never would have believed she could have for the rich jerk she desperately doesn't want to care about. Too bad you can't force yourself not to care. 

The problem is... Kade's shiny name can't be tarnished, and Raya has a jaded tie she can't cut loose. Nothing about them can work, nothing about them makes sense, but nothing can seem to stop them from trying. 

*Not suitable for anyone under the age of eighteen 

** No cliffhanger 
**New Adult Contemporary Romance 
**Descriptive sex 


Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.