Yes another book haul…am I sorry??? Nope….
So I went shopping and got a bunch of stuff which I probably shouldn’t have bought but I’m happy I did anyways!
Anyways, the first two books I got are by the same author and I haven’t read anything by her so I hope that I get the chance to soon since I heard so much about her work!
The first book I got her is Swear on This Life by Rene Carlino and Wish You Were Here by Rene Carlino! I love these covers and the books sounded really good so I snatched them up and bought them. I’m not ashamed..okay maybe just a little bit.
Summary for Swear on This Life: When a bestselling debut novel from mysterious author J.Colby becomes the literary event of the year, Emiline reads it reluctantly. As an adjunct writing instructor at UC San Diego with her own stalled literary career and a bumpy long-term relationship, Emiline isn’t thrilled to celebrate the accomplishments of a young and gifted writer.
Yet from the very first page, Emiline is entranced by the story of Emerson and Jackson, two childhood best friends who fall in love and dream of a better life beyond the long dirt road that winds through their impoverished town in rural Ohio.
That’s because the novel is patterned on Emiline’s own dark and desperate childhood, which means that “J. Colby” must be Jase: the best friend and first love she hasn’t seen in over a decade. Far from being flattered that he wrote the novel from her perspective, Emiline is furious that he co-opted her painful past and took some dramatic creative liberties with the ending.
The only way she can put her mind at ease is to find and confront “J. Colby,” but is she prepared to learn the truth behind the fiction?
Summary of Wish You Were Here: Charlotte has spent her twenties adrift, floating from interest to interest, job to job, and guy to guy, searching for a spark but never quite finding it. All she knows is that she won’t discover it working as a waitress at a pies-and-fries joint in Los Angeles or living with her fun but aimless best friend in a tiny apartment in the Arts District.
Then Charlotte collides with Adam, a gorgeous and soulful painter who seems just as lost as she feels. Their instant connection turns into a midnight drink… and a whirlwind night of champagne, Chinese food, and the kind of conversation that only happens in romantic comedies. But the next morning, Adam gives Charlotte the cold shoulder, leaving her confused and hurt—and wondering if the few odd moments between them the night before were red flags in disguise.
Months later, Charlotte hasn’t been able to shake Adam, so she decides to find out what happened the morning after their magical night together. This fateful decision rewrites their wild love story, but what Charlotte doesn’t know yet is that the ending has already been written.
I also got two of Sarah MacLean’s books! I got the third book in the Rules of Scoundrels series
Summary: A rogue ruined…
He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of… absolution.
A lady returned…
Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows… that he is no killer.
A scandal revealed…
It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor… and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.
And then I got the second book in the Rules for Scoundrels series! Cant wait to start reading them! They sound really good!
Summary: Lady Philippa Marbury is odd. The bespectacled, brilliant fourth daughter of the Marquess of Needham and Dolby cares more for books than balls, flora than fashion and science than the season. Nearly engaged to Lord Castleton, Pippa wants to explore the scandalous parts of London she’s never seen before marriage. And she knows just who to ask: the tall, charming, quick-witted bookkeeper of The Fallen Angel, London’s most notorious and coveted gaming hell, known only as Cross.
Like any good scientist, Pippa’s done her research and Cross’s reputation makes him perfect for her scheme. She wants science without emotion—the experience of ruination without the repercussions of ruination. And who better to provide her with the experience than this legendary man? But when this odd, unexpected female propositions Cross, it’s more than tempting… and it will take everything he has to resist following his instincts—and giving the lady precisely what she wants.
Can’t wait to read these!
So I got this book called Battlemage and it sounded really good and the cover honestly drew me in so I had to get it. And I did. It sounds good so I hope to get to it soon! I haven’t heard anything about it so if you’ve read it let me know your thoughts!
Summary: ‘I can command storms, summon fire and unmake stone,’ Balfruss growled. ‘It’s dangerous to meddle with things you don’t understand.’
BALFRUSS is a battlemage, sworn to fight and die for a country that fears his kind.
VARGUS is a common soldier – while mages shoot lightning from the walls of his city, he is down on the front line getting blood on his blade.
TALANDRA is a princess and spymaster, but the war will force her to risk everything, and make the greatest sacrifice of all.
Magic and mayhem collide in this explosive epic fantasy from a major new talent.
I also got another Sophie Kinsella book even though I haven’t read anything of hers before. I honestly don’t care to read her Shopaholic books but I found that I am more interested in her standalone novels so I tend to buy those. But anyways I bought this one and again I have no idea when I’ll get around to it but lets hope in the next few weeks I’ll be able to!
Summary: Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big question involves a trip abroad — not a trip down the aisle. Completely crushed, Lottie reconnects with an old flame, and they decide to take drastic action. No dates, no moving in together, they’ll just get married . . . right now. Her sister, Fliss, thinks Lottie is making a terrible mistake, and will do anything to stop her. But Lottie is determined to say “I do,” for better, or for worse.
I ended up getting the hardcover of Winterspell by Claire Legrand. I had the paperback but I wanted the hardcover so I saw it and ended up picking it up! I really want to read this one this week but it might have to be saved for next week since I have so many books I planned on reading! I believe it’s a Nutcracker retelling!
Summary: New York City, 1899. Clara Stole, the mayor’s ever-proper daughter, leads a double life. Since her mother’s murder, she has secretly trained in self-defense with the mysterious Drosselmeyer.
Then, on Christmas Eve, disaster strikes.
Her home is destroyed, her father abducted—by beings distinctly not human. To find him, Clara journeys to the war-ravaged land of Cane. Her only companion is the dethroned prince Nicholas, bound by a wicked curse. If they’re to survive, Clara has no choice but to trust him, but his haunted eyes burn with secrets—and a need she can’t define. With the dangerous, seductive faery queen Anise hunting them, Clara soon realizes she won’t leave Cane unscathed—if she leaves at all.
Inspired by The Nutcracker, Winterspell is a dark, timeless fairy tale about love and war, longing and loneliness, and a girl who must learn to live without fear.
And here’s another Sophie Kinsella book I decided to add to my collection because I can.
Summary: Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.
Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.
But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?
So I have never read a Brenda Novak novel but I ended up getting three of her novels! I got Home to Whiskey Creek which is a Whiskey Creek novel but I can’t read it yet because I don’t have the first three in the series and this is the fourth. I’m not sure if I need to read the others before this one so I’ll have to look that up!
I also got the second and the third books in the silver springs series by the same author. Again I’ll have to look up whether I need them all or can pick which ones I want to read!
I also got Dangerous to Know by Dawn Ryder. I haven’t heard of this author but it sounded good! It’s special ops romance which I love! I’m excited to start it!
Summary: She’s too good to be bad
A bad-boy member of an elite Special Ops team, Mercer has never been assigned an undercover mission he couldn’t complete. But when his latest job requires him to gain the trust-and get into the bed-of his newest target, the sexy, fiery colonel’s daughter, he has a whole new challenge ahead of him. All evidence points to her being a traitor to the country he’s sworn to protect, but the crackling desire between them is too strong a feeling to ignore…
He’s too bad to resist
Zoe has always kept her secrets close to the vest. The only woman in a decorated military family, she’s been taught that to let someone close is to flirt with disaster. But when the dangerously handsome, alpha-strong Mercer comes blazing into her life full-speed, it’s all Zoe can do to resist his wicked seduction. As danger circles closer, Zoe must decide if she can trust him to protect her-but there’s no way he could be bad when he makes her feel this good…
And then I got another Sherrilyn Kenyon book because I’m slowly getting all the books in the Dark Hunter series because why not????
I also found another book by Jessica Lemmon which I’m excited to read! I have the first and now the third! Might be time for me to start this book series now!
I also got the last book I needed in the Highlander series by Karen Marie Moning! I need to read this and I am finally starting it this week so I can binge it all now! I’m so excited!! Let me know your thoughts if you’ve read them!
And that is my recent book haul! It’s a lot of books but I had no control so of course I went crazy! I’m just really bad at saving money because yeah….It’s something I’ve always been bad at and I don’t really have much control so I’m hoping to be better at it this coming year in 2018!
Let me know your thoughts and what you purchased or received recently as I would love to know!