Saturday, October 3, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #115

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.

Books I added to my shelf this week:

(Songbird #1)
Melissa Pearl 

Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl's first New Adult Contemporary Romance. 

Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country. But she is, because her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never able to tell him no, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA expecting to adjust to life like she's often forced to, but things are not that simple when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship. 

Can one voice really have that much of an impact? 

Cole Reynolds is on his way out. In his final year at UChicago, the only thing he wants to do is finish school and get on with his life. But the sweet voice that interrupts his morning shower turns his world upside down. Compelled to find his shower songbird, he begins a search across campus. The only thing to distract him from this goal is his roommate's gorgeous girlfriend who's just arrived from LA - Ella Simmons. 

Relationships are put to the ultimate test as future dreams are questioned and friendships are thrown on the line for love. 


Kimberley Reeves

When I’m broken and nothing seems to make any sense, I go back to the ranch, to my beautiful Jessie. Jess…fixes me, makes me whole again.

Those were the words written in Adam's journal shortly before he died. His twin brother, Mitch, has never met Jessie, but believes she must be some kind of woman to glue his brother back together time after time. Now it is up to Mitch to tell her that Adam is gone, that he will never again return to her waiting arms. He doesn't want to tell her, doesn't want to be the one to break her heart, but what choice does he have?

On the drive to Jessie's ranch, Mitch devises a way they can both put closure on Adam's death. Posing as Adam will give Jessie one last time with him. Mitch can give her the memories she deserves, let her hear the words Adam should have spoken to her when he had the chance. And in the process, maybe Jessie can ease some of the ache in his own heart.

It is a simple plan; give Jessie a lifetime of memories, mend his own broken heart, then leave and send word of Adam's death. But the moment Mitch arrives at the ranch, his plan begins to fall apart. Jessie is everything his brother said she was, everything Mitch could ever hope for in a woman. Now he must spend the rest of his life pretending to be Adam, or tell Jessie the truth and risk losing her forever.

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

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Harry Potter Spell Book Tag!

I've been tagged!

I'm always looking for new ways to create a post, so when I saw that I'd been tagged for the Harry Potter Spell Book Challenge, I thought great, this sounds like fun.

Thanks Corrie from Corrie The Book Crazed Girl for choosing me.

Credit to the creators of this challenge:

1 - Accio

1. An upcoming release you wish you could get your hands on right now.

I loved the first two books in this series and can't wait to read the conclusion.

2. Favorite Series Starter

I've read this book several times over, and each time, it sucks me right in.

3. A book that gave you all the warm fuzzies.

I'm a sucker for happy endings, and this delivered it in spades.

4. A book that made you ugly cry.

Few books bring me to tears. This is one of the few.

5. Bookish hero or heroine you want around to protect you in real life.

Aiden... he's definitely the kind of hero who would do anything to protect you.

6. A book you intentionally spoiled for yourself.

Yep! I'm guilty. I read the end before I finished the book.

7. A book you wish you could make everyone read because you loved it so much.

For a long while, I only read Paranormal Romance. Then I read this book. and now I'm a lover of Contemporary Romance as well. Lucas is one amazing guy and Tammara writes a brilliant story.

8. A book or series you wish never ended.

Angels are my favorite paranormal characters.
Patch is awesome and I would love to read more of his story.

9. A book with an uplifting ending or message.

I'm kind of cheating on this one.
I haven't actually read the book, but I have seen the movie and it left me with the feeling that I want to read the book and gain a little more insight to the story.
This one is definitely on my TBR list.

10. A book you wish you could forget you ever read. 

Sorry, but this one was poorly written, badly executed and totally unbelievable.

11. An author whose books always get you out of a slump.

I gave this question a lot of thought, but honestly, I can't remember the last time I got into a reading slump. Maybe it's because I skip between Paranormal and Contemporary so I never get bored.

12. A swoon-worthy hero or heroine.

Hey, I created Shadow. Why wouldn't he be swoon-worthy to me.

13. A book that caused you to stop doing all other things until you finished it.

This was a very unique read and I could not put this book down.
I read it pretty much in one day.

14. A book that was painful to read (for whatever reason) or broke you.

This book didn't break me, but I did find it to be an intense and deeply emotional read.

15. A book that had you laughing out loud.

Some of the things Travis does to get Abby's attention, yeah, they made me laugh.

16. A book that made you want to send it (or your e-reader) flying.

I absolutely hated what happened to Sam.

17. Bookish world you wish you could visit.

Honestly, I'm not sure about this one. 

18. A book with a shocking twist or ending.

I deliberately avoided reading any reviews before reading this final installment of the Divergent series, so I was totally unprepared for the ending. Not at all what I wanted to happen.

19. A character death that destroyed you.

Technically, Bianca didn't actually die, but even so, I would have preferred it if she had remained human. Her change didn't destroy me, but it did leave me feeling disappointed for Lucas, her love interest.

20. Best series conclusion.

In case you didn't know, I'm totally team Roth.

Well, that was fun!
I rediscovered some books I'd forgotten about.
So, who am I tagging to do this:

Reese @ Reese's Reviews
Angela @ The Reading Cave

Have fun girls!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday # 54 ~ All We Left Behind by Ingrid Sundberg

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, not on a book, but on the release of a movie. 

 All We Left Behind
Ingrid Sundberg

Expected publication: December 1st 2015 by Simon Pulse

For fans of Simone Elkeles and Courtney Summers, this haunting debut novel is about two teenagers battling their inner demons as they fall in love for the first time.

When Marion Taylor, the shy bookworm, meets sexy soccer captain Kurt Medford at a party, what seems like a sure thing quickly turns into a total mess. One moment they’re alone in the middle of a lake, igniting sparks of electricity. The next, they’re on dry land, pretending they’ve never met. But rather than the end, that night is the beginning of something real, terrifying, and completely unforgettable for them both.

As Marion and Kurt struggle to build a relationship from the fractured pieces of their pasts, every kiss they share uncovers memories both would rather keep buried. Marion desperately wants to trust Kurt and share the one secret she’s never told anyone—but some truths aren’t meant to be spoken out loud. Kurt is also still haunted by his mother’s death, by the people he hurt, and by the mistakes he can never take back.

Explosive together and hollow apart, Marion and Kurt seem totally wrong for each other—but could they turn out to be more right than they ever thought possible?

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

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

TBR Tuesday #116 ~ In Too Deep (Roommates Trilogy #1) by Mara Jacobs

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:

In Too Deep
(Roommates Trilogy #1)
Mara Jacobs 

I didn’t believe in love at first sight, until I first saw Lucas Kade.

I was giving swimming lessons to children when I first saw him. Turns out one of the kids was Lucas’s little brother. So, I’d be seeing a lot more of Lucas. And that was just fine with me.

I had a lot going on—a freshman at an elite college, first time away from home, and, oh yeah, roommates with a girl I’d been sent to spy on. I wasn’t exactly looking for anything exclusive. Something casual, though, would be great.

But there was nothing casual about my feelings for Lucas.

He was a townie, hiding a secret, and I knew better than to get involved. I was always the sensible one, the peacekeeper.

Before I knew it…I was In Too Deep.

So now it's your turn.
Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.