WWW Wednesday: August 2, 2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

I’m so tired. I’ve been staying up WAY too late reading. Last week I read the first Checkmate book. It lead to me binge read the rest of the series this week. They were quick reads. I also read an ARC of an upcoming release, finally finished the third book in the After series, and started a new series to binge on.

Checkmate: This is Love (Travis & Viola, #2)
Checkmate: This is Reckless (Drew & Courtney, #1)
Checkmate: This is Effortless (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Checkmate: This is Dangerous (Logan & Kayla, #1)
Beast (Boyle Heights, #2)
After We Fell (After, #3)
Truth or Beard (Winston Brothers, #1)

Click on the book title to be read my review.


Currently Reading

I am reading Stillhouse Lake for my book group. We’re meeting this weekend, so I need to get it read. 😉

I also started listening to After Every Happy (After, 34). I’m hoping my e-book comes in soon so I can switch to reading it. It goes so much faster that way.


Reading Next

I have an ARC of the fourth book in Penney Reid’s Winston Brothers series to read, so I think I’m going to continue to binge read the series.


What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

 

Excerpt Reveal: Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

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Twisted Twosome, an all new sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy from Meghan Quinn is coming August 3rd!

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Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn
Publication Date: August 3, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Racer McKay is a broody bastard.

From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable.

A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.

Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.

We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate.

Excerpt:

Why is it so goddamn drafty in here? I grip my hammer in my hand, my tool belt riding low on my hips, and my stereotypical construction hat rests on my head as I finish up the project I was hired to do.

Taking a quick look around, I search the bedroom looking for an open window or AC vent that’s blowing a cold breeze right against my dick and sac, making it almost impossible to look semi-decent in this scrap of fabric.

“Mmm, I think you forgot a nail on the ground over there,” says the throaty, smoke-filled voice of Mrs. Sage, who is lying across her chase lounge wearing a silky pink robe that is barely tied around her waist. She makes it her mission to show me as much skin as possible, and as we’re talking about skin showing . . .

I bend down to pick up the nail she’s pointing at as the thin strip of man thong material rides higher up my ass crack than I care to admit.

Let’s pause for a second.

Are you wondering to yourself, is Racer really wearing a man-thong as he finishes building a solid oak shelf?

The answer is yes. Yes, I am.

I’m Racer McKay and I wear man thongs for older, rich women while I work on simple projects around their houses. Excuse me, I mean mansions.

Don’t worry. Yes, I’m also very much ashamed to admit the level I’ve stooped to in order to make some cash. I have my pride, but right now, when I’m offered three hundred dollars more to build a shelf in a man thong, I’m choosing to seize the opportunity.

Self-respect was thrown out the window two years ago when a pile of bills and responsibilities were thrust in my direction without any preparation or warning. Making money is as vital as breathing to me, so I will take it any way I can get it.

Cue the man thong.

“Oh, you’re right. Here it is,” I say, holding up the nail. “Thanks for the help, Mrs. Sage. I would hate to see you hurt yourself from my lack of attention to detail.”

She waves me off and puffs her chest toward me, her robe slipping farther apart, showing the cleavage of a very saggy pair of breasts. I’ve seen my fair share of boobs and even though I don’t mingle sex with work, I can’t help but want Mrs. Sage to remove the robe just so I can see what she has hidden under the silky fabric.

How saggy are we talking here?

I’m interested for exploratory reasons, for knowledge of every kind of breast out there. Because right now, Mrs. Sage looks like she’s rocking a pair of pancakes that have been flattened by a steamroller.

“You would just have to nurse me back to health if that happened.” Her finger trails up her varicose vein-covered leg to her geriatric hip. I hold back the shiver that wants to spin up my spine.

All I can say is . . . can’t unsee that.

I nervously laugh and tuck my hammer into its holster. “Not much of a nurse, Mrs. Sage. I might hurt you even more.”

“I don’t mind getting hurt.” She starts to spread her legs and that’s when I call it a day.

I turn around quickly, snag my jeans and slip them up and over my legs, struggling with my tool belt getting in the way. Once things are in place, I remove my hat, put on my shirt, and then cover my hair with a backwards baseball cap. The peep show is over.

Once dressed, I gather my tools, tuck my construction hat under my arm, and turn to Mrs. Sage. This is my least favorite part, getting the old bird to pay up.

“Leaving already?” She pouts, lipstick on her teeth.

“Unfortunately, I have another engagement I’m running late for.” A lie, but it’s the only way I know to get out of here.

“That’s a shame. I really should book you for a whole day. That way you can’t skirt out of here earlier than I’m ready for.”

She walks out of the den and into the entryway where she opens her purse and pulls out a wad of one-hundred-dollar bills. My brain explodes from the amount of cash in her purse, as if it’s chump change she’s ready to throw around at a parade dedicated to her and her riches.

“What do I owe you? Six hundred?”

Fuck, it’s five hundred and if I wasn’t a nice guy, I wouldn’t correct her, but I believe in good karma. Especially considering where my bad luck has gotten me—trying to climb my way out of a large debt. I try to put as many good vibes out in the world as possible.

“We actually agreed upon five hundred, Mrs. Sage.”

“Such a bargain.” She flips through her cash, pulls out five bills—damn—and hands them over to me. “Shall I call for my next project?”

I pocket the cash. “Email is best, Mrs. Sage. I always feel awkward taking phone calls at work.”

“Such a hard worker.” She pats my face and leans forward, lips puckered, but I step to the side avoiding an attack from her old-lady lips.

As I depart, I wave my hand in the air and say, “Thanks, Mrs. Sage. I look forward to your next email.”

Out of her reach, I toss my tools in the back of my truck, enter the cab, and place my hands on the steering wheel as I exhale a long pent-up breath.

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About the Author:

A BLONDE AT HEART

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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2017 New Adult Reading Challenge Update #7

I’m back again with another monthly 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge update! This challenge is hosted by Cátia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much.

This month I’ve reached my goal of 100 new adult books!!!

I’m not going to stop there, though. There are 5 more months to go, and I’m going to see how many NA book I can read. 🙂

This month, I’m doing the update a little different. Instead of book covers, you’re getting a list with links to my reviews. WordPress was giving me too many issues with all the pictures. So, here’s my list:

  1. Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken

  2. The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood

  3. No Bad Days by J. Sterling

  4. Bossman by Vi Keeland

  5. Lila by Elizabeth Reyes

  6. The Feeling of Forever by Jamie Howard

  7. Troublemaker by Mignon Mykel

  8. Cross Check by Kelly Jamieson

  9. Sweet Home by Tillie Cole

  10. Sweet Fall by Tillie Cole

  11. Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole

  12. Sweet Soul by Tillie Cole

  13. The Baller by Vi Keeland

  14. The Cad and the Co-Ed by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid

  15. All the Ways You Saved Me by Jamie Howard

  16. Off Campus by Amy Jo Cousins

  17. Undecided by Julianna Keyes

  18. Undeclared by Juliana Keyes

  19. A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott

  20. Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen

  21. Fake Fiancee by Ilsa Madden-Mills

  22. Breakaway by Mignon Mykel

  23. Undeclared by Jen Frederick

  24. Undressed by Jen Frederick

  25. Unspoken by Jen Frederick

  26. Until We Break by Jamie Howard

  27. Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

  28. Girl in the Mirror by Elizabeth Reyes

  29. Under the Bleachers by K.K. Allen

  30. Altercation by Mignon Mykel

  31. Until It’s Right by Jamie Howard

  32. Johnny & Jamal by K.M Breakey

  33. Unraveled by Jen Frederick

  34. Unrequited by Jen Frederick

  35. Holding by Mignon Mykel

  36. Unwritten by Jen Frederick

  37. Love Story by Lauren Layne

  38. The Storm by R.J. Prescott

  39. Maybe Never by Sadie Allen

  40. Walk of Shame by Lauren Layne

  41. Confess by Colleen Hoover

  42. Bad Mommy by Tarryn Fisher

  43. The Gravity of Us by Brittainy C. Cherry

  44. Confessions of a Former Puck Bunny by Cindi Madsen

  45. Shacking Up by Helena Hunting

  46. 180 Seconds by Jessica Park

  47. The Playboy Bachelor by Rachel Van Dyken

  48. The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott

  49. Royally Matched by Emma Chase

  50. When It’s Real by Erin Watt

  51. Last Semester by Corine Mekaouche

  52. The Queen and the Cure by Amy Harmon

  53. Broken and Screwed by Tijan

  54. Broken and Screwed 2 by Tijan

  55. A Girl Like Me by Ginger Scott

  56. Kian by Tijan

  57. My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn

  58. The Silent Waters by Brittainy C. Cherry

  59. Into Your Arms by Chelsea M. Cameron

  60. Fallen Crest High by Tijan

  61. Lessons in Losing It by Jessica Peterson

  62. Fallen Crest Family by Tijan

  63. Fallen Crest Public by Tijan

  64. Fallen Fourth Down by Tijan

  65. Fallen Crest University by Tijan

  66. My Roommate’s Girl by Julianna Keyes

  67. Fallen Crest Christmas by Tijan

  68. Logan Kade by Tijan

  69. Mason by Tijan

  70. Stay by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

  71. Carter Reed by Tijan

  72. Bad Penny by Staci Hart

  73. Sweet Summer Love by Sierra Hill

  74. Trust by Kylie Scott

  75. After by Anna Todd

  76. Wrecked by Jeannine Colette

  77. Vicious by L.J. Shen

  78. Ruckus by L.J. Shen

  79. Defy by L.J. Shen

  80. Shut Out by Kelly Jamieson

  81. Hello Forever by Sarina Bowen

  82. Damaged Like Us by Krista and Becca Ritchie

  83. Darkness Matters by Jay McLean

  84. Sex Symbol by Laurelin Paige

  85. Dear Aaron by Mariana Zapata

  86. Dear Agony by Georgia Cates

  87. After We Collided by Anna Todd

  88. The Iron Tiara by Beth Flynn

  89. Atheists Who Kneel and Pray by Tarryn Fisher

  90. To Hate Adam Connor by Ella Maise

  91. For Forester by J. Nathan

  92. Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

  93. In Pieces by Danielle Pearl

  94. Something So Perfect by Natasha Madison

  95. Checkmate: This is War by Kennedy Fox

  96. Checkmate: This is Love by Kennedy Fox

  97. Checkmate: This is Reckless by Kennedy Fox

  98. Checkmate: This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox

  99. Checkmate: This is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox

  100. Beast by Elizabeth Reyes

  101. After We Fell by Anna Todd (currently reading)

Are you participating in this challenge? How is yours going? Have we read any of the same books?

Release Blitz: Star Struck by Laurelin Paige

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Star Struck, a sexy, standalone from New York Times Bestseller Laurelin Paige is live!

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She uses her fame as a wall around her heart, and only he can tear it down.

Seth Rafferty knows Heather Wainwright’s type.

Demanding. Check.

Self-important. Check.

Leggy and blonde. Yeah, he knows the drill.

He’s been a Hollywood production designer far too long to have patience for A-listers with a superior attitude. Beautiful women with a chip on their shoulder are a dime a dozen.

Which is why his obsession with Heather makes no sense. Nothing about her is attractive.

Except the vulnerability under the sass. The honesty under the attitude.

So when wrap-party flirting gets carried away, Seth doesn’t stop it from turning into a sizzling night of passion. Too late, he realizes, one night isn’t going to get her out of his system.

On to plan B: uncover the real woman under the diva.

Soon Heather will find out that Seth isn’t just a simple carpenter she can use and lose without consequences. He’ll play the part of the builder, but it’s her walls he intends to break down.

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About Laurelin Paige:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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Chocolate Book Tag

Hi! Today, I have a really fun tag for you: Chocolate Book Tag. Because who doesn’t like chocolate? I was tagged by the lovely Cristina @ My Tiny Obsessions. Check out her post here.

Let’s get right to it so that I can run off and get some chocolate!


Dark Chocolate: A book with a dark theme/content

I was going to use Nine Minutes, but I always use it. So I’m changing things up and going with its new spin-off, The Iron Tiara. If you like dark romances, you can’t miss this entire series. SO. GOOD.

White Chocolate: A light-hearted/humorous read

Honestly, I could have put any of Meghan Quinn’s books on here. I have no idea where she comes up with the stuff she does, but I love it!

Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

It’s CoHo, so of course it’s got a ton of hype following it. I’ve heard the hype is real, though, and I can’t wait for this book to be released.

A Wafer-Free KitKat: A book that surprised you lately

I had never read a book by Staci Hart before, so I had no idea what to think. Bad Penny surprised me by how funny it was. I loved it!

Chocolate With a Caramel Centre: A book that makes you feel gooey on the inside

Dear Aaron was an adorable slow burn romance. I could not get enough of it. It made my insides so very happy!

Snickers: A book you are going nuts about

I love Tarryn Fisher’s dark side, but her light side is surprisingly refreshing. Don’t get me wrong, this book isn’t without its edges. It was just so different and I loved it.

Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows: A comfort read that you turn to again and again

I rarely re-read, but I think I would re-read this book if I needed comfort. It’s so much fun.

Box of Chocolates: A series that has something for everyone

I don’t know if I’ve read a series that has something for everyone, but I would recommend Ginger Scott as an author who has a book for almost everyone. Most of her books are new adult contemporary romances, but she does have some YA. They include a variety of situations, people and social issues. There’s even a super hero or two thrown in.


I Tag:

Ari @ The Daydreaming Bookworm
Ashley @ What’s She Reading?
Stephanie @ Stephanie’s Book Reviews
Susan @ Susan Loves Books

WWW Wednesday – July 26, 2017

Welcome to WWW Wednesday!

WWW Wednesday is a meme hosted by Sam @ Taking on a World of Words. The purpose is to share what I’ve reading lately. The three W’s stand for:

What did you recently finish reading?
What are you currently reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Recently Read

I pretty much had an ARC reading week. I had a ton of NetGalley books to read and a couple of tour ARCs as well. At least they were all romances! 🙂

For Forester (For You, #2)
When I Need You (Need You, #4)
Twisted Twosome
In Pieces (Something More, #2)
Something So Perfect (Something So, #2)
Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels, #1)
Checkmate: This is War (Travis & Viola, #1)

Click on the book title to be read my review.


Currently Reading

I haven’t made much progress on After We Fell. I was listening to, but just got the e-book. Hopefully it will go faster now that I can read it. I’m not really loving it, so we’ll see…

I’m starting Checkmate: This is Love (Travis & Viola, #2) today. The first book ended in a cliffhanger, so I need to know what happens next!


Reading Next

I’m not sure I’m going to pick next. I have a bunch of KU books I’ve downloaded and some NetGalley ARCs I need to read.


What are you reading? Make sure to leave me your link below so I can check out your post. 🙂

Cover Reveal: Hard Wood by Lauren Blakely

HARD WOOD is coming October 23, 2017! A standalone romance told from the male Point-of-View, HARD WOOD is the final hot and hilarious book in the Big Rock series. Pre-order your copy today! Kindle users—stay tuned for the preorder right before release! And don’t miss the hot, new cover below!

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About HARD WOOD:

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch— good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with is precisely the one I need to stay far away from.

After that fantastic night with Mia Summers, I’m ready to give her many more. But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean adventure tour business. One of the iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

I can follow my own guidelines. After all, it’s only a week-long trip with Mia and her employees over the trails and down the hills I guide them on. I can obey the rules—even if it’s hard in the woods.

I’m about to give myself a badge of honor when the storm of the century hits, sending everyone else running for cover, but us—my biggest temptation and me, alone for a long weekend. You don’t screw the client, especially when you’re already in love with her . . .

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist?

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September, she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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