WWW Wednesday: April 17, 2019

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

This week I read an ARC of Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake, #1), Naked Love, 99 Percent Mine, Look the Part, and Time (Laws of Physics, #3).


Currently Reading

I am reading an ARC of Bred.

Reading Next

I’m not sure what I’m reading next. I want to get ahead on some ARCs, but I also want to read some books off my backlist.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Rainy Day Reads

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 is Rainy Day Reads.

Now, I’m from the Seattle area and it doesn’t rain every day here or anything, but it does rain quite a bit. I don’t think there are any specific books that truly qualify as rainy day reads. Pretty much every book is a rainy day read as long as you want to read it! That being said, I am going to list some darker reads.

1. The Thirteenth Tale
Author: Diane Setterfield

2. Mud Vein
Author: Tarryn Fisher

3. The Weight of Blood
Author: Laura McHugh

3. See What I Have Done
Author: SarahSchmidt

4. Combative
Author: Jay McLean

5. Delicate Monsters
Author: Stephanie Kuehn

6. There is No Light in Darkness
Author: Claire Contreras

7. One Kick
Author: Chelsea Cain

8. The Silence of the Lambs
Author: Thomas Harris

9. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
Author: Stieg Larsson

10. Gone Girl
Author: Gillian Flynn

WWW Wednesday: April 10, 2019

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 had to take a quick break from the Pippa Grant binge I started last week to read an ARC of Eleanor & Grey. After that, I finished my series binge read of Hot Heir and The Hero and the Hactivist. Then I read an ARC of That Second Chance (Getting Luck, #1).

Currently Reading

I am starting Just One of the Groomsmen today.

Reading Next

I need to pick up Wolfhunter River (Stillhouse Lake, #3).

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books Set in Washington (the state)

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 is Outrageous Things I’ve Done for the Love of Books. Honestly, I haven’t done anything outrageous for a book. I’m going to change up and list books set in my home state of Washington.

1. Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Author: Maria Semple

2. Five Flavors of Dumb
Author: Antony John

3. Firefly Lane
Author: Kristin Hannah


She actually has many books set in Seattle or Washington.

4. I Was Here
Author: Gayle Foreman

5. Simply Irresistible
Author: Rachel Gibson


This whole series is set in Seattle.

6. I Can Be a Better You (aka: Bad Mommy)
Tarryn Fisher


Check out Mud Vein, Marrow, F*ck Love, and Atheists Who Kneel and Pray for more WA settings.

7. The Art of Racing in the Rain
Author: Garth Stein

8. Twilight
Author: Stephanie Meyer

9. The Boyfriend List: 15 Guys, 11 Shrink Appointments,
4 Ceramic Frogs and Me, Ruby Oliver
Author: E. Lockhart

10. Fifty Shades of Grey
Author: E.L. James

11. Jar of Hearts
Author: Jennifer Hillier

WWW Wednesday: April 3, 2019

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

Welcome to the Pippa Grant post. LOL. I read Charming as Puck a week or two ago, and wanted to read more about some of the characters I met. I decided to go back and binge read the rest of Pippa Grant’s interconnected books. I read The Pilot & the Puck-Up, Beauty and the Beefcake,  Mister McHottie, Stud in the Stacks, Royally Pucked, and Rockaway Bride. They’re fun, quick reads. They’re also all on KU.

Currently Reading

I am continuing my binge read by reading Hot Heir.

Reading Next

I finishing this “series” with The Hero and the Hactivist.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book


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 is Things That Make Me Pick Up A Book.


1. It’s written by a favorite author.

2. It’s got a gorgeous cover.

3. The blurb draws me in.

4. It has a trope I love

5. A blogger who knows what I like recommends it to me.

6. It’s going to be made into a movie, and I want to see the movie.

7. It’s getting a lot of hype and I’m curious as to why.

8. It’s on Kindle Unlimited.

9. I wanted to listen to an audiobook and it was available now to download from my library.

10. Someone gave me the book.

WWW Wednesday: March 27, 2019

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 spent time reading ARCs this week. I read Passion on Park Avenue (Central Park Pact, #1), Hook Shot (HOOPS, #3), and Hollywood Prince (Hollywood Royalty, #3).

I’m listened to Daisy Jones & The Six.

Currently Reading

I am reading Good Luck with That.

Reading Next

I am probably going to pick something off my TBR.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Audio FREEBIE – Some of My Favorite Audiobooks

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 is Audio FREEBIE. I’m going to go with my favorite audiobooks.


1. Love & Other Words
Authors: Christina Lauren
Narrator: Erin Mallon

2. The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang
Narrator: Carly Robbins

3. How to Walk Away
Author: Katherine Center
Narrator: Thérèse Plummer

4. Real Good Man
Author: Meghan March
Narrators: Sebastian York, Elena Wolfe

5. Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan
Narrator: Saska Maarleveld

6. Nowhere But Here
Author: Katie McGarry
Narrators: Marguerite Gavin, Sean Pratt

7. The Hating Game
Author: Sally Thorne
Narrator: Katie Schorr

8. Daisy Jones and The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid
Narrators: Jennifer Beals, Pablo Schreiber, Benjamin Bratt, Fred Berman, Ari Fliakos, Judy Greer, January LaVoy, Robinne Lee, Julia Whelan, Jonathan Davis, Henry Leyva, Oliver Wyman, Nancy Wu,  P.J. Ochlan, Arthur Bishop, Holter Graham, Brendan Wayne, Pete Larkin, Alex Jenkins Reid, Robert Petkoff, Sara Arrington

9. Nine Minutes
Author: Beth Flynn
Narrator: Monique Makena

10. Royally Matched
Author: Emma Chase
Narrator: Shane East, Andi Arndt

WWW Wednesday: March 20, 2019

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

This was a weird reading week for me. I read Meet Cute and then started Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons, #3), but Meet Cute had left me in this weird slump and the CL book wasn’t working for me. I decided to pick up the thriller, Jar of Hearts, and that got me back in a reading mood. I then picked  Dark Wild Night (Wild Seasons, #3) back up and decided to continue the series. I read Wicked Sexy Liar (Wild Seasons, #4), Sweet Filthy Boy (Wild Seasons, #1), and Dirty Rowdy Thing (Wild Seasons, #2).


Currently Reading

I am reading The Roommate Agreement.

I’m also listening to Daisy Jones & The Six.

Reading Next

I am probably going to pick something off my TBR.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2019 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 is Books On My Spring 2019 TBR. Pretty simply, so let’s go!


1. Daisy Jones & The Six
Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid

Everyone knows Daisy Jones & The Six, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now.

Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock and roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things.

Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road.

Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend.

The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice.

2. Wolfhunter River
Series: Stillhouse Lake, #3
Author: Rachel Caine

She can’t ignore a cry for help. But in this remote hunting town, it’s open season.

Gwen Proctor escaped her serial-killer husband and saved her family. What she can’t seem to outrun is his notoriety. Or the sick internet vigilantes still seeking to avenge his crimes. For Gwen, hiding isn’t an option. Not when her only mission is to create a normal life for her kids.

But now, a threatened woman has reached out. Marlene Crockett, from the remote town of Wolfhunter, is panicked for herself and her daughter. When Gwen arrives in the small, isolated rural community, Marlene is already dead—her own daughter blamed for the murder. Except that’s not the person Marlene feared at all. And Gwen isn’t leaving until she finds out who that was.

But it may already be too late. A trap has been set. And it’s poised to snap shut on everyone Gwen loves. Her stalkers are closing in. And in a town as dark as Wolfhunter, it’s so easy for them to hide…

3. Serious Moonlight
Author: Jenn Bennett

After an awkward first encounter, Birdie and Daniel are forced to work together in a Seattle hotel where a famous author leads a mysterious and secluded life in this romantic contemporary novel from the author of Alex, Approximately.

Mystery-book aficionado Birdie Lindberg has an overactive imagination. Raised in isolation and homeschooled by strict grandparents, she’s cultivated a whimsical fantasy life in which she plays the heroic detective and every stranger is a suspect. But her solitary world expands when she takes a job the summer before college, working the graveyard shift at a historic Seattle hotel.

In her new job, Birdie hopes to blossom from introverted dreamer to brave pioneer, and gregarious Daniel Aoki volunteers to be her guide. The hotel’s charismatic young van driver shares the same nocturnal shift and patronizes the waterfront Moonlight Diner where she waits for the early morning ferry after work. Daniel also shares her appetite for intrigue, and he’s stumbled upon a real-life mystery: a famous reclusive writer—never before seen in public—might be secretly meeting someone at the hotel.

To uncover the writer’s puzzling identity, Birdie must come out of her shell…discovering that most confounding mystery of all may be her growing feelings for the elusive riddle that is Daniel.

4. Hollywood Prince
Series: Hollywood Royalty, #3
Author: Natasha Madison

Behind the “lights, camera, action” of Hollywood lies a world of deception, love, and seduction.

Are you ready for Hollywood Royalty?

Carter
A blonde, a brunette, a redhead…he can have his pick of them all on any given night and he knows it. They wait, hoping he looks up and gives them his signature smirk, choosing them over the others because that’s his game.

Except now he’s signed the contract of a lifetime, one with a pesky little clause that says his zipper must stay up and his playboy image has got to tamp down. It’ll be fine—a piece of cake, even—he can do this and he’s almost convinced himself of that … and then she walks in the room

The new PR girl whom they’ve hired to change his image, she’s the star of all his dreams, but there’s one tiny little problem … she can’t stand him and all of his player ways.

He knows he only has thirty days to show her why they call him Hollywood’s Prince. He’s up for the challenge, so game on.

5. Passion on Park Avenue
Author: Lauren Layne

From the author of the New York Times bestselling Stiletto and Oxford series, the first in a sizzling new series following the unlikely friendship of three Upper East Side women as they struggle to achieve their dreams and find true love and happiness in the city that never sleeps.

For as long as she can remember, Bronx-born Naomi Powell has had one goal: to prove her worth among the Upper East Side elite—the same people for which her mom worked as a housekeeper. Now, as the strongminded, sassy CEO of one of the biggest jewelry empires in the country, Naomi finally has exactly what she wants—but it’s going to take more than just the right address to make Manhattan’s upper class stop treating her like an outsider.

The worst offender is her new neighbor, Oliver Cunningham—the grown son of the very family Naomi’s mother used to work for. Oliver used to torment Naomi when they were children, and as a ridiculously attractive adult, he’s tormenting her in entirely different ways. Now they find themselves engaged in a battle-of-wills that will either consume or destroy them…

Filled with charm and heart and plenty of sex and snark, this entertaining series will hook you from the very first page.

6. The Bride Test
Author: Helen Hoang

Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

As a mixed-race girl living in the slums of Ho Chi Minh City, Esme Tran has always felt out of place. When the opportunity arises to come to America and meet a potential husband, she can’t turn it down, thinking this could be the break her family needs. Seducing Khai, however, doesn’t go as planned. Esme’s lessons in love seem to be working…but only on herself. She’s hopelessly smitten with a man who’s convinced he can never return her affection.

With Esme’s time in the United States dwindling, Khai is forced to understand he’s been wrong all along. And there’s more than one way to love.

7. Dirty Charmer
Series: The Bodyguards, #1
Author: Emma Chase

Abigail Haddock is stunning, sensible, and some would say…stuffy. But it’s not really her fault. She was raised in one of Wessco’s oldest, most affluent, aristocratic families—“stuffy” is their middle name. So is successful. Abby’s working overtime to distinguish herself as a top-notch physician, just as her family legacy demands.

She doesn’t have time for nonsense.

Tommy Sullivan’s all about nonsense.

Sure, he’s an elite bodyguard with lethal skills and co-owner of the renowned, S&S Securities Firm—protector of the wealthy and titled. But he’s also rowdy, fun and thoroughly irresistible.

Tommy knows how to have a good time, and he’s never seen someone more in need of a good time than Abby. The lass needs long, wet, filthy kisses—STAT—and he’s just the man for the job.

It doesn’t take long for a wildly sexy, sinfully satisfying, no-strings attached arrangement to turn into something more. Something sweet and addictive and real. But Tommy and Abby are too royally stubborn to admit it.

Opposites attract, everyone knows that. But can they last—can they love…for forever?

8. The Roommate Agreement
Author: Emma Hart

Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.
He never said I’d fall for him.

You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.
I can’t take anymore.
So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.
After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?

9. Junk Mail
Author: Kendall Ryan

It all started with a sexy selfie.

Texted to the wrong number.

Oops.

Not my finest moment—but I have nothing to be ashamed of.

She thought I was no better, and I quote, than the knuckle-dragging douche-bags she was never dating again.

It was a stupid dare from a girl I’d met online, but since she’d given me a fake number, I didn’t feel bad that my interests were suddenly focused elsewhere—on the fiery and sharp-tongued, Peyton that I found myself sparring with over text for the rest of the evening.

The following day, my case of mistaken identity came back to bite me in the banana.

When I strolled into the office, I was introduced to Peyton as the new client I needed to win over. The Peyton , in case you’re not tracking.

And let’s just say she had my full attention.

Brains? Check.

Beauty? Oh yeah.

And the best part? She hated me on sight.

Dear God, do I love a challenge.

Let the games begin.

10. Time
Series: Laws of Physics, #3
Author: Penny Reid

From the New York Times Bestselling Author Penny Reid

Laws of Physics is the second trilogy in the Hypothesis series; Laws of Physics parts 1 (MOTION) & 2 (SPACE) end with a cliffhanger.

Are any of these books on your spring TBR?