Thursday, January 21, 2016

Swoon Thursday #169 ~ Forever with You (Wait for You #5) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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.

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My Swoon for this week comes from:

Forever with You
(Wait for You #5)
Jennifer L. Armentrout 

First - The Blurb:

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 . 

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Second - The Swoon:

"That's why," Nick said thickly. "That right there is why I haven't hooked up with anyone else."

"A kiss?" My chest rose and fell sharply.

"Not just a kiss." He shook his head as he dragged his thumb along my lower lip. "It's the way you feel against me - the way your body just softens right into mine. It's those tiny sounds you make when you're liking what I'm doing. It's the way I get as hard as a baseball bat if I even think your name. And it's been that way since I saw you in those damn little shorts."

This was one touching scene. Nick is such a sweet and caring guy and he has no problem sharing his feelings with Steph.

I'm finally caught up on this series. It was an awesome read-a-thon and I'll be keeping a watch out for Fire in You (Wait for You #6).

My rating: 5 out of 5

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday # 69 ~ Burning Glass (Burning Glass #1) by Kathryn Purdie

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:

Burning Glass
(Burning Glass #1)
Kathryn Purdie 

Expected publication: March 1st, 2016 

Sonya was born with the rare gift to feel what those around her feel—both physically and emotionally—a gift she’s kept hidden from the empire for seventeen long years. After a reckless mistake wipes out all the other girls with similar abilities, Sonya is hauled off to the palace and forced to serve the emperor as his sovereign Auraseer.

Tasked with sensing the intentions of would-be assassins, Sonya is under constant pressure to protect the emperor. One mistake, one small failure, will cost her own life and the lives of the few people left in the world who still trust her.

But Sonya’s power is untamed and reckless, her feelings easily usurped, and she sometimes can’t decipher when other people’s impulses end and her own begin. In a palace full of warring emotions and looming darkness, Sonya fears that the biggest danger to the empire may be herself.

As she struggles to wrangle her abilities, Sonya seeks refuge in her tenuous alliances with the volatile Emperor Valko and his idealistic younger brother, Anton, the crown prince. But when threats of revolution pit the two brothers against each other, Sonya must choose which brother to trust—and which to betray.

BURNING GLASS is debut author Kathryn Purdie’s stunning tale of dangerous magic, heart-rending romance, and the hard-won courage it takes to let go. 

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I haven't read anything by this author but I liked the sound of this book. Intriguing for sure.

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

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Teaser Tuesday # 173 ~ Fall with Me (Wait for You #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

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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Fall with Me
(Wait for You #4)
Jennifer L. Armentrout

First - The Blurb:

Eleven months ago, bartender and weird-shirt-wearing extraordinaire Roxy and Officer Reece Anders had a one night stand. Well, kind of. She’s been in love with him since she was fifteen, and he wishes that night they shared never happened. She’s sworn him off forever, but the past and future collide, forcing her to rely on the one man who broke her heart not once, but twice.

Her best friend since birth has been in a long-term care facility since he became a victim of a hate crime years ago, and the person who put him in there is out of prison and wanting to make amends with him and Roxy. She’s not sure she has room for forgiveness in her and when she begins to receive frightening messages and is on the receiving end of escalating violence, she thinks she knows who is to blame. The man who already destroyed one life already.

But Reece isn’t convinced. The threats are too personal, and even if Roxy doesn’t believe him, he’s not willing to let anyone hurt her. Including himself. He’s already messed up more than once when it comes to Roxy and he’s not going to let history repeat itself.

Second - The Tease(rs):

Tease #1
Our eyes locked as I placed my hand on his shoulder. I started to push off, but then he lowered his head. I looked up as his lips brushed mine. It was a slow sweep. He made the pass with his lips once and then twice. I couldn't breathe as I felt the heat of his mouth increasing the most gentle pressure as he held me in place. There was an almost questioning feel to how his lips moved over mine, as if it were for the very first time. And it wasn't, but the night at his place, he hadn't kissed me like this - not as tender, not so sweet that a ball of stupid emotion formed in the back of my throat. This kiss... it was like he cherished me.

Tease #2
"Whoa." He'd caught my arm before I could step out of the truck. "Where do you think you're going?"
"Um? To work."
"Not like that."
Confused, I'd opened my mouth to ask for a little more detail, but then he'd tugged me towards him. "We don't say good-bye to one another," he'd claimed. "We kiss."
And we did.

Like with all the other books in this series, Roxy and Reese's story is filled with deep and intense emotions. But... in true JLA fashion, there are also a lot of swoon worthy moments to accompany them. Another awesome read.

My rating: 5 out of 5

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TBR Tuesday #131 ~ RECKLESS - The Complete Series (The RECKLESS #1-5) by Alice Ward

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:

RECKLESS - The Complete Series
(The RECKLESS #1-5)
Alice Ward   

The RECKLESS Series is a five part steamy new adult series by Alice Ward. 
All 5 parts are now collected into this one bundle - READ THE COMPLETE SERIES WITH NO CLIFFHANGERS TODAY! 

Even the best laid plans can be derailed. 
Andrea Mercer had her entire life mapped out—everything from her career as a top journalist to her future CEO husband, white picket fence, and two-point five children. All she had to do was make it to graduation—three more months—and that perfect life would begin. 

But Andrea isn’t immune to the life-altering forces that can derail even the best-laid plans… In Andrea’s case, that force is Jace Richardson, the tattooed sexy rocker god on campus. Cocky, suave, and chauvinistic, Jace is everything that she can’t stand in a man. But it’s either cover the story on Jace’s band, Reckless, or lose the one thing that matters to her the most: her position at the campus paper. Only, as she begins to work on the column, Andrea learns that there’s more to the campus god than meets the eye. 

Will Andrea be able to hold onto her dreams for the future as the sexy vocal guitarist flips her entire life upside down? Or will Jace light a fire in her she never knew existed? 
So now it's your turn.
Leave a comment and tell me what's waiting on your TBR pile.