WWW Wednesday: April 1, 2020

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’ve been diligently working on getting ARCs read. This week I started with ARCs of How Lulu Lost Her Mind and You Don’t Live Here. Then I took a quick break to read Number Neighbors. Then I was back to ARCs with Madam Temptress (The Magnolia Duet, #2) and Legacy of Lies (Empire of Lies, #3) . I think my reading is FINALLY back and track. It helps not to be watching the news 24/7.


Currently Reading

I am now reading an ARC of  Southern Storms (Compass, #1).

Reading Next

Three more ARCs to go… So my plan is to read A Secret for a Secret (All In, #3).

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Ten Signs You’re a Book Lover

1. You don’t have “text neck”. You have “book neck”.

2. You prefer an E-reader over a book because they aren’t as heavy to hold in your hands for a long period of time.

3. You prefer an E-reader because no one can tell just how many books you actually have on there.

5. You have no idea what T.V. shows are currently popular, but you know what books are going to be released next month.

6. Your friends send you texts before they go on vacation asking what book they should take on vacation.

7. You text your friends (who may or may not be readers) about your favorite books when they are on sale so they too can read them.

8. Reading before bed does not put you to sleep. You can’t read in bed because you will stay up all night to finish the book.

9. You spend your time driving, cleaning, etc. listening to audiobooks instead of music.

10. You own a t-shirt, mug, sticker, bag, or anything else with a book quote, book saying, or author name/group name on it.

How many of these could you check off my list?

WWW Wednesday: March 25, 2020

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

Well, it’s been a week. What else is there to say about it, right? I finally finished Chasing Lucky after what felt like forever reading it. Then I read Open Book, which finally got me back in a true reading mood. I also read ARCs of Four Days of You and Me and More Than Maybe.

Currently Reading

I’m reading an ARC of How Lulu Lost Her Mind.

Reading Next

 I don’t know what’s going to be next. I’ll either mood read or pick up another ARC. I have 3 more that I want to get read ASAP.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Twenty Romance Series to Binge On

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Genre Freebie

I was having a hard time coming up with anything fun and catchy, so you’re getting:

Twenty Romance Series to Binge On

I might have gone over ten… I couldn’t help myself. I’m going to link the first book in each series’ title to Goodreads so you can check them out if you’re interested.

NOTE: I wrote this post prior to everything exploding the way it has. I went back and tried to note if a book was FREE right now to help out.

1. Addicted / Calloway Sisters
Authors: Krista & Becca Ritchie

Starting with Addicted to You, this book follows the Calloway sisters Lily, Rose, and Daisy as they fall in love. It touches on family relationships, addictions, etc. It’s continuous story that continues through the eyes of the different sisters.
Reading order:
Addicted to You
Richochet
Addicted for Now
Kiss the Sky
Hothouse Flower
Thrive
Addicted After All
Fuel the Fire
Long Way Down
Some Kind of Perfect

2. Billionaire Bad Boys
Authors: Max Monroe

If you like laugh out loud contemporary romances, this series is for you. Max and Monroe know how to bring the funny. Again, this series has a continuous storyline.
Reading order:
Tapping the Billionaire
Tapping Her
Banking the Billionaire
Banking Her
Scoring the Billionaire
Scoring Her
Motherfluffer
Sleighed It

3. King
Author: T.M. Frazier

I’m including this series for those of you who enjoy a DARK romance. Lots of trigger warnings to go along with this series. It’s addictive, but not for the faint of heart. It’s another one that you have to read in order to avoid spoilers.
Reading order:
King
Tyrant
Lawless
Soulless
All the Rage
Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 1
Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 2
Preppy: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater, Part 3
Up in Smoke
N9ne: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater
King of the Causeway

4. Blue Heron
Author: Kristan Higgins

This recommendation is for a more traditional contemporary romance reader. You can’t go wrong with this series. It’s Kristan Higgins at her best.
Reading order:
The Best Man
The Perfect Match
Waiting on You
In Your Dreams
Anything for You

5. Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan

This is a very mature YA – pretty much NA series that is full of over the top drama. This is one that you have to read in order.
Reading order:
Mason
Fallen Crest High
Fallen Crest Family
Fallen Crest Public
Fallen Fourth Down
Fallen Crest University
Fallen Crest Christmas
Logan Kade
Fallen Crest Home
Fallen Crest Forever

6. Beneath
Author: Meghan March

If you like romance with a tad bit of suspense, the Beneath series is for you. It’s set in colorful New Orleans with a cool cast of characters. Meghan March actually has a preferred reading order list of how all her series mesh together, but I’m just giving you this series alone. Once you get into her duets, she has some amazing cliffhangers.
Reading order:
Beneath This Mask (FREE)
Beneath This Ink
Beneath These Chains
Beneath These Scars
Beneath These Lies
Beneath These Shadows
Beneath the Truth

7. True North
Author: Sarina Bowen

Don’t let the shirtless dude put you off. If you like contemporary romances with sweet stories and amazing characters, this series is for you. (I actually would recommend all of her books/series. I would have listed them all if I didn’t have to stick to 10.)
Reading order:
Bittersweet
Steadfast
Keepsake
Bountiful
Speakeasy
Fireworks
Heartland

8. Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

People have been paying attention to Kennedy Ryan since Long Shot won a major award, but I would still argue her best work is the Grip series.
Reading order:
Flow
Grip
Still

9. Maysen Jar
Author: Devney Perry

Devney Perry has a few really great series, but my favorite is the Maysen Jar. If you like romances that hit you right in the heart, check out this two book series.
Reading order:
The Birthday List (FREE)
Letters to Molly

10. Winston Brothers
Author: Penny Reid

Smart, funny, and filled with a lovable family, you can’t go wrong with the Winston Brothers.
Reading order:
Beauty and the Mustache
Truth or Beard
Grin and Beard It
Beard Science
Beard in Waiting
Beard in Mind
Dr. Strange Beard
Beard with Me
Beard Necessities

11. Off Campus
Author: Elle Kennedy

This is one of the best college sports romance series ever, in my opinion. It also has a great spin-off series, if you love it so much you want more.
Reading order:
The Deal (FREE)
The Mistake
The Score
The Goal

12. Smart Jocks
Author: Rebecca Jenshak

Here’s another great NA college romance series that I just found and binged myself.
Reading order:
The Assist
The Fadeaway
The Tip-Off
The Fake

13. Full Tilt
Author: Emma Scott

Here’s a romance series for readers who don’t mind crying a bit while falling in love.
Reading order:
Full Tilt
All In

14. Elements
Author: Brittainy C. Cherry

The Elements series is a series for those who want a series of standalone romances.
Reading order:
The Air He Breathes
The Fire Between High & Lo
The Silent Waters
The Gravity Between Us

15. Texting
Author: Teagan Hunter

If you like books with texting involved, you will love this series. It’s fun and fresh. Plus, the titles are so cool!
Reading order:
Let’s Get Textual
I Wanna Text You Up
Can’t Text This
Text Me Baby One More Time

16. Sex, Love & Stiletto
Author: Lauren Layne

Lauren Layne is one of my go-to authors for contemporary romances. They’re office romances. This is one of my favorite series by her.
Reading order:
After the Kiss
Love the One You’re With
Just One Night
The Trouble with Love

17. Binghampton
Author: Meghan Quinn

Meghan Quinn’s books are romantic comedy gold. She always makes me laugh. This is one of my favorite series of hers.
Reading order:
Co-Wrecker
My Best Friend’s Ex
Twisted Two-Some
The Other Brother

18. Flight & Glory
Author: Rebecca Yarros

Flight & Glory is one of my favorite military romance series. I think it helps that it was written by a military wife.
Reading order:
Full Measures
Eyes Turned Skyward
Beyond What is Given
Hallowed Ground
The Reality of Everything (TBR)

19. Him / WAGS
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

Him is a M/M hockey romance. It’s utterly addictive and Kennedy & Bowen do some of their best writing together. I am including the spin-off series in the reading order because you won’t be able to stop after these two books. You will need more.
Reading order:
Him
Us
Good Boy
Stay

20. The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang

The Kiss Quotient was one of my favorite books of 2018. It features an autistic woman and a male escort. It’s a truly heartwarming romance.
Reading order:
The Kiss Quotient
The Bride Test
The Heart Principle (TBR)

21. The Legal Briefs
Author: Emma Chase

I loved this series about a group of lawyers who fall in love. It’s so cute and funny.
Reading order:
Overruled
Sustained
Appealed
Sidebarred

Honestly, I could go on and on. Obviously. LOL. I hope you found some new series to give a try!

WWW Wednesday: March 18, 2020

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’ve been focusing on ARCs for the past couple of weeks because I haven’t been reading as fast lately. Starting this week, my daughter is out of school for 6 weeks and I have been sharing my computer and helping her with school. I only read two ARCs I read this past week: Not According to Plan and Little Secrets.

Currently Reading

I’m scheduling this post a day ahead, so I’m probably still reading an ARC of Chasing Lucky.

Reading Next

With times being what they are, I’m going to continue to try to get all the ARCs I’ve requested read sooner than later. Next up will be Four Days of You and Me.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2020 TBR

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Spring 2020 TBR

1. Pike
Author: T.M. Frazier

2. Number Neighbors
Author: Emma Hart

3. Chasing Lucky
Author: Jenn Bennet

4. Four Days of You and Me
Author: Miranda Kenneally

5. Little Secrets
Author: Jennifer Hillier

6. A Secret for a Secret
Author: Helena Hunting

7. Filthy Lawyer
Author: Whitney G.

8. Loud Mouth
Author: Avery Flynn

9. Runaway Road
Author: Devney Perry

10. Pawn
Author: T.M. Frazier

WWW Wednesday: March 11, 2020

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

Not going to lie. The COVID-19 news in Seattle has taken over my life a bit. I’ve been watching WAY too much news and not reading as much. I’m south of Seattle, and what they’re predicting freaks me out. I’m definitely concerned about the virus.  Thankfully, I’ve had some good books to read to help balance out the anxiety. I read ARCs of Bench Player (Charleston Thrashers, #2) and Taming Hollywood’s Baddest Boy.

Currently Reading

I’m reading The Trade.

Reading Next

I need to catch up on some ARCs. Not sure which one will be next.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Authors Who Have a Fun Social Media Presence

Here are some authors I enjoy following.

1. Sara Ney

Instagram

2. Colleen Hoover

Instagram
Facebook

3. Tarryn Fisher

Instagram
Facebook
Guise of the Villain

4. Elle Kennedy

Instagram

5. Sarina Bowen

Instagram
Facebook

6. Max Monroe

Instagram

7. Meghan March (and her hubby, Jake Wilson)

Instagram
Jake’s Instagram

8. Meghan Quinn

Instagram

9. Penny Reid

Instagram

10. Ginger Scott

Instagram

WWW Wednesday: March 4, 2020

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 started with an ARC of Creole Kingpin (Magnolia Duet, #1). Then I read Queen of Lies (Empire of Lies, #2), and The Guy in the Middle (The Underdogs, #3).

Currently Reading

I’m reading an ARC of Bench Player (Charleston Thrashers, #2).

Reading Next

I have no idea!I’m in a mood reading mood lately.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books with Single Word Titles

Welcome to Top Ten Tuesday!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is:

Books with Single Word Titles

1. Combative
Author: Jay McLean

Combative is the first in a suspenseful romantic trilogy where each book has a one word title. After Combative comes Redemptive and Destructive.

2. Intercepted
Author: Alexa Martin

Here’s another series filled with one word titles like Intercepted, Fumbled, and Blitzed.

3. Built
Author: Jay Crownover

In this series we have Leveled, Built, Charged, Rivited, and Salvaged.

4. Bred
Author: Ginger Scott

Ginger Scott also has another single named title Memphis.

5. Motion
Author: Penny Reid

After Motion comes Space and Time.

6. Tattered
Author: Devney Perry

Lark Cove also has Timid, Tragic, and Tinsel.

7. Brooklynaire
Author: Sarina Bowen

Bowen actually has a ton of single name titles she’s written.

8. Him

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy have Him, Us, and Stay as single name titles.

9. Trapped
Author: Beverly Kendall

This isn’t the only book in this series with a single title. There’s also Played.

10. Sacked
Author: Jen Frederick

The Gridiron series has Sacked, Jockblocked, Downed, and Played.

This is one of those topics where I could probably have gone on a lot longer than just 10.