My Reading Stack (#27)

reading stackI have slacked again badly… Sorry guys, it’s sometimes hard for me to manage my blog on top of work and school. I’m going to play catch up and discuss all the books I’ve finished since my last post which was January 31st! Whoops…

Week of January 31st-February 6th:

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  • He Will Be My Ruin by K.A. Tucker: If I did quarter stars this might be a 4.75, but I need time to soak this book in. For now I’ll keep it at 5 stars, but I might do a 4.5, we will see. But wow. This was my first K.A. book, I have heard nothing but praise about her books and have been dying to read hers for over 2 years now. How I’ve yet to start until now is beyond me… I did expect this to be a mystery along with more romance. This doesn’t have much of any romance which honestly was nice. All I read for the most part now-a-days is romance! Because this is a mystery, I don’t want to start rambling about my feelings too much for fear of spoiling something. I’ll have more concrete thoughts in a final review, but know if your a fan of hers or even a fan of mystery, this is the book for you! It had me on my toes blaming almost every character that came into contact with our main character, Maggie. I do like that we get chapters in Celine’s POV. I read this along with a friend and we kept sending texts about what we thought was going to happen. Loved this book, full review to come soon!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½
  • Making Faces by Amy Harmon: Wow, it took me this long to get to this one. I can’t believe I waited so long to read this book! Well technically I listened as an audio– which was FANTASTIC BTW. The narrator was PERFECT! It did take some time for the book to completely make it for me, but once it did, it became an all time favorite for me. I loved this book, it broke my heart, I tried SOOO hard not to cry at the end. I didn’t expect it to happen, my heart was racing and hoping and praying it wasn’t going to end like that. Amy Harmon is such an incredibly talented writer! WOW! I can’t wait to start her others now that I have a feel for how she writes! Just, wow. Beautifully written is all I can say… I did at times lose track of what point in time the book went to because I listened to it on audio. Sometimes it’s hard to concentrate when the book isn’t in front of you stealing your focus. But especially the last few hours of the book, I tried to work on other stuff and multi task, but I caught myself just staring at nothing just soaking in the book and seeing it happen through my eyes. Seriously, this book… If you haven’t read it yet, please do so ASAP.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Faithful by Kelly Elliott: Ugh, it’s impossible not to love these books! I have fallen for every character and that ending is seriously killing me. I don’t like it. it’s hurting my heart big time. I think Faithful is my favorite story, but Gunner is still my favorite male. :) Very excited for Amanda and Brad’s story then Jessie and Scott’s! :)
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF February 7th-13th:

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  • Twisted Bond by Emma Hart: I loved this book. Holy cow, Noelle was freaking hilarious. The conversations between all the characters cracked me up the entire time. The tension between Drake and Noelle was unreal. I can’t wait to start book 2, don’t know when I am, but I’m excited regardless!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Believe by Kelly Elliott: Loved this of course! Very glad it was all Amanda and Brad’s POV. I was worried it would alternate like the other 3. So I’m glad it was only their POV. I’m so addicted to this series and I’ve become soo attached to all the characters! can’t wait to see Scott and Jessie’s story next!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec: This book was hilarious! I haven’t read many romcom books pretty much other than Pucked by Helena Hunting, but oh my god this was hilarious! I couldn’t stop smiling and laughing while reading! Loved this book, no bad things to say. I need more Tara Sivec!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆

WEEK OF February 14th-20th:

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  • You by Caroline Kepnes: This is so different from what I normally read that I had to let it sit for a few hours to think about my rating. This book was just creepy, yet a good book. As I’ve said on Instagram, it’s definitely interesting. Wouldn’t say Joe is book boyfriend material lol but he’s definitely… interesting. Can’t wait to read book 2! Might do the audiobook!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • The Resistance by S.L. Scott: I listened as an audiobook, narration wasn’t too crazy about. I couldn’t feel the connection between Dalton and Holiday – Dalton unfortunately just didn’t do it for me and I really tried to love his character. I felt like I missed alot about his character and couldn’t fully connect with him. I actually liked Holly’s neighbor, Danny better. We don’t get a whole lot of his character, but what I got, I liked his character. But for all we know, he could be terrible. :P For now, I still like him. I didn’t expect the plot twist at all. I could literally feel my heart just drop and stop literally. I was driving to class and I tried so hard to contain my emotions. Showing up bawling my eyes out and trying to explain, “ohh, I’m just crying because of a book”. I liked the general idea of the book, but just couldn’t get the connection which stinks because I liked the idea of these 2 and who they are. The ending brought a smile to my face that’s for sure.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆½
  • Archer’s Voice by Mia Sheridan: I think it goes without saying that this is one of my all time favorite books. As I always say, I’m kicking myself for just now having read it. I haven’t come across a single person that has said they didn’t like this book. This book was so beautifully written you can’t help but fall in love with it. Bree and Archer have claimed a piece of my heart- their story brought tears to my eyes to many times to count. I couldn’t put the book down for the life of me, even when I probably should have been working on homework for my classes. I have absolutely no doubt in my mind that the next book I decide to pick up by her, that, and all of them will be amazing. Mia Sheridan is an incredibly talented author; can’t stress my love for this book enough!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆☆
  • After the Rain by Renee Carlino: This was my first Renee Carlino book and I loved it. I thought this was about a cowboy honestly, not a cowgirl. But ohh man did I love this book! I wanted to chunk the book and shake the 2 characters the last 30 pages. I just wanted to slam my head against something but I guess it had to happen. I related to Ava/Lena/Avelina’s character so much in the beginning.
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½

WEEK OF February 21st-27th:

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  • The Bet by Rachel Van Dyken: Such a cute and funny book. Definitely exceeded my expectations. I didn’t expect to love it as much as I did. It was a quick read and the story is fast-paced. Grandma Nadine will become a favorite character, loved her to pieces. Travis is definitely on my list of book boyfriends (which is forever long). Maybe I missed the explanation (honestly I probably did) but I’m curious to know what happened to her parents… Again, probably missed it. Whoops! But can’t wait to read more of Rachel’s books!
    • FINAL RATING: ☆☆☆☆½

CURRENTLY READING:

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I’ll be finishing Driven today; only have about 50 pages left! I’m really enjoying it and I’m glad I own the whole e-book boxset. I’m also reading Raced, which is the novella that is comprised of Colton’s thoughts throughout the whole trilogy, so those chapters are woven into the trilogy. I’m listening to In Flight and will have it finished before Saturday. Since I still have a big chunk left of the book, I’ll be alternating listening and reading the paperback so I finish in time for ABF! (Separate post about my experience will come soon after next Saturday!)

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Book Sale: Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters

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butterfly dreamsIn a powerful romance hailed as “heartbreaking, real, and breathtakingly beautiful” by Stacey Lynn, New York Times bestselling author A. Meredith Walters tells the story of a troubled young woman and the unforgettable guy who teaches her to live—and love—to the fullest.

She’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.

He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.

Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.

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Cover Reveal: Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras

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Synopsis:

Victor Reuben.

Most sought out divorce attorney in LA.

Nicole Alessi.

Soon to be ex-wife of Hollywood’s biggest star and Victor’s latest client.

In such a high profile divorce, they can’t afford any extra drama. Luckily, neither one of them has anything to hide.

Unless you count the mind blowing sex they had…

Once

Twice

Three times all those years ago.

The past is in the past, though. As long as they keep their hands off each other until the divorce is final, they’ll be fine. But she keeps wearing those tight dresses, and he keeps giving her those heated glances, and keeping their hands to themselves is proving to be more difficult than either one of them realize.

It won’t be long before the paparazzi starts smelling the smoke, and where there’s smoke…

BOOK 1 in the Hearts Series:

kaleidoscope heartsHe was my older brother’s best friend.
He was never supposed to be mine.
I thought we would get it out of our system and move on.

One of us did.
One of us left.

Now he’s back, looking at me like he wants to devour me. And all those feelings I’d turned into anger are brewing into something else, something that terrifies me.
He broke my heart last time.
This time he’ll obliterate it.

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK 2 in the Hearts Series:

91kpfwjaf5LI lost her. No, I didn’t lose her. I threw her away. She was my best friend. I was never supposed to fall in love with her. I was careless. She was heartbroken. I thought I was doing fine. But here she is, years later, forced to work with me, reminding me why I fell in love with her in the first place. And this time I’m going to do everything in my power to never let her go.

Cover Reveal & Giveaway: An Unforgivable Love Story by B.L. Berry

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Synopsis

Love is patient.

Love is kind.

Love is UNFORGIVABLE.

She wanted to forget her past.

He wanted to change the course of his future.

She was everything he never knew he needed.

He became her unexpected.

Everything was perfect.

Until …

 

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BL Berry grew up telling lies. Eventually, those lies turned into elaborate stories and when she grew older she started writing them down. When she’s not hiding behind her computer writing,

you can find her spending time with her family or catching up on her favorite TV shows. Rumor has it she’ll sleep when she’s dead.

Residing outside of Kansas City, she lives with her husband, two children and black pug. Each day her family thanks the makers of e-Readers, because without which they would be living amongst stacks and stacks of romance novels. Conversely, each day B.L. Berry thanks the makers of e-Readers for hiding her book-hoarding tendencies.

 

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Cover Reveal & Giveaway: Down to My Soul by Kennedy Ryan

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RHYSON

She doesn’t wear my ring. We never stood before a preacher. The only vows exchanged were between our bodies; between our souls. But she was mine and I was hers until I ruined it. I have to believe that every day, every step, every breath brings me closer to making things right. To making her mine again.

KAI

I’ve seen promises broken. I know love makes no guarantees. But things were different for Rhys and me, until he lied, and I walked away. Only there’s a chain between our hearts that I can’t break. Even if I forgive him, a shadow from my past hangs over us; over this love that reaches all the way down to my soul.

 

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I just can’t write about myself in third person for one more bio! I’m a wife, a mom, a writer, an advocate for families living with autism. That’s me in a nutshell. Crack the nut, and you’ll find a Southern girl gone Southern California who loves pizza and Diet Coke, and wishes she got to watch a lot more television. You can usually catch me up too late, on social media too much, or FINALLY putting a dent in my ever-growing To Be Read list! I love to hear from readers at kennedyryanwrites@gmail.com.

 

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Release Blitz: Last Call by Staci Hart

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Once Rose Fisher makes a decision, that’s it. End of story.

Like when her ex, Patrick, dumped her out of the blue, then showed up with a super hot, tatted up sex kitten on his arm. Then it was over for good. The end. Poof. Dead to her. Except he was everywhere — down the hall, at the bar with their friends, worming his way into her dreams.

But with their friends paired off, they’re left alone more and more. Rose is determined to keep him friendzoned — doesn’t matter that he stares at her with a smolder that drops all panties in a ten foot radius. She’s over him, and she’ll prove it by getting back into the dating game, Patrick be damned.

Patrick Evans is no stranger to consequences. When your mother walks out, your dad drifts away. When you leave home, you’re on your own. And when you run away from the girl you love, you lose her. He finally has an opportunity to rebuild the bridge he burned, and it’s not one he’ll take for granted. But he’ll have to fight for her, even if it hurts. Even if it means he’ll walk away brokenhearted. Because deep down, he knows that she’s it for him.

The trick will be to get her to admit she feels it too.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife; even though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Release Day Launch: The Lie by Karina Halle

 

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The Lie AMAZONTheir love led to a lie.

Their truth led to the end.

Scottish enigma Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident – and, subsequently, his job – he’s finally moving forward with his life, securing a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and starting a new chapter in the city. Slowly, but surely, he’s pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.

Until he sees her.

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she’d die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she’s in London, she’s ready to start over again.

Until she sees him.

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever rekindle.

And some loves are too powerful to ignore.

Can you ever have a second chance at a love that ruined you?

The Lie is a second-chance romance with a dark, forbidden twist.

 

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Halle HeadshotWith her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term “Hybrid Author.” Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she’s a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA…whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancé and rescue pup.

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