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

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

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.

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

Top Ten Tuesday: Books On My Spring 2019 TBR

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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?

Top Ten Tuesday: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

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 Standalone Books That Need a Sequel. 


1. This Adventure Ends
Author: Emma Mills

I know I say this a lot, but Frank Sanger NEEDS his own dang book!

2. Cry Baby
Author: Ginger Scott

I want to know what happened AFTER the epilogue.

3. Darkness Matters
Author: Jay McLean

I just need more.

4. Bad Penny
Author: Staci Hart

I loved this book, and I wouldn’t mind one about one of Penny’s friends.

5. When It’s Real
Author: Erin Watt

Can Oakley’ sister get a book or just an update on the happy couple?

6. Bad Mommy / I Can Be A Better You
Author: Tarryn Fisher

I’m just really curious as to what happened next.

7. Ugly Love
Author: Colleen Hoover

I’ll take more Tate and Miles or any of the other characters.

8. Eleanor & Park
Author: Rainbow Rowell

If you have read this, then you know why.

9. More Happy Than Not
Author: Adam Silvera

I just needed a little more…

10. Verity
Author: Colleen Hoover

Another if you read this, then you’ll know why.

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters You Couldn’t Pay Me to Switch Places With

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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 Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With. I decided to do the opposite with my post, so I’m going with Characters I Wouldn’t Want to Switch Places With.


1. Hunger Games Contestants

I would be the first one dead — it wouldn’t matter which character I was.

2. Tris

I wouldn’t want to be Tris or do anything she had to do.

3. Bella Swan

One word: vampires.

4. Ginny Love Lemon

Who wants to be abducted by a biker gang?

5. Any of the characters

This word is too dark and messed up.

6. Tessa

Tessa allows way too much emotional abuse in this book and series.

7. Charlie

Charlie stressed me out. I don’t think I could be her.

8. Red Queen

No, thank you. I don’t want to be Bone Marrow.

9. Rachel

I don’t think I could handle being friends with Greg. He was so annoying.

10. Lake

Another girl who puts up with too much abuse.

Top Ten Tuesday: Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit

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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 Places Mentioned In Books That I’d Like to Visit.


1. Charleston, South Carolina
The Stranger on Montagu Street
Author: Karen White

2. Madrid, Spain
Spanish Lessons
Author: Jessica Peterson

3. New Zealand
Chasing Crazy
Author: Kelly Siskind

4. Greece
Finding You
Author: Jo Watson

5. Vermont
Bittersweet
Author: Sarina Bowen

6. Hawaii
Juniors
Author: Kaui Hart Hemmings

7. Australia
The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks
Author: Max Monroe

8. Belize
Take Me Back
Author: Meghan March

9. New York
Hot Asset
Author: Lauren Layne

10. Road trip across North America
Mother Road
Author: Meghan Quinn

Top Ten Tuesday: I Will Go Down with These Ships

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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 Favorite Couples In Books. This is really hard because there are so many couples I love. Ugh. I don’t even know how I’m going to pick! These aren’t in any specific order.


1. Tyson Preeter & Cass Owens
You & Everything After
Series: Falling, #2
Author: Ginger Scott

I’m that teenaged girl who has MS. You haven’t met me, but you’ve seen me around. You probably know my sister. We’re twins, and she’s the pretty one. Maybe you’ve heard about my reputation, how much I like to hook up at parties—how easy it is to get me in bed, get what you want, and forget about me after.

Forget what you think you know. I’m leaving that girl behind.

College is all about new beginnings. So from now on—I’m just Cass. And the rest…it isn’t written yet. And no one else gets to write my story for me.

——–

“Tyson Preeter doesn’t do can’t.”

That’s exactly what I want people to think when they see me. I am strong, invincible, confident, intelligent—arrogant. I’m the man who always finds a way around, over and through—until there’s nothing left. Since losing my ability to walk six years ago, I’ve relearned life. I don’t need sympathy. I don’t want charity. And I don’t do love.

It’s better this way, saves my disappointments for me, and me alone, and it saves my strength for everything I want.

But Cass Owens is about to wreck everything. She’s about to steal all of my strength away from me, because she needs it more. She’s about to break all of my rules, and break down all of my walls. She’s about to own me…completely.

And I’m about to let her.

2. Josh & Hazel
Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating
Authors: Christina Lauren

Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.

Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.

Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?

3. Garrett Graham & Hannah Wells
The Deal
Series: Off-Campus, #1
Author: Elle Kennedy

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice… even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cocky captain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good.

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

4. Jamie & Wes
Him
Series: Him, #1
Authors: Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

They don’t play for the same team. Or do they?

Jamie Canning has never been able to figure out how he lost his closest friend. Four years ago, his tattooed, wise-cracking, rule-breaking roommate cut him off without an explanation. So what if things got a little weird on the last night of hockey camp the summer they were eighteen? It was just a little drunken foolishness. Nobody died.

Ryan Wesley’s biggest regret is coaxing his very straight friend into a bet that pushed the boundaries of their relationship. Now, with their college teams set to face off at the national championship, he’ll finally get a chance to apologize. But all it takes is one look at his longtime crush, and the ache is stronger than ever.

Jamie has waited a long time for answers, but walks away with only more questions—can one night of sex ruin a friendship? If not, how about six more weeks of it? When Wesley turns up to coach alongside Jamie for one more hot summer at camp, Jamie has a few things to discover about his old friend… and a big one to learn about himself.

5. Thatch & Cassie
Banking the Billionaire
Series: Billionaire Bad Boys, #2
Authors: Max Monroe

Uninhibited. Sarcastic. Confident. Beautiful.
With a thriving photography career that allows her to travel all over the world and capture the hottest of men behind her camera lens, Cassie Phillips is the woman who can’t be tamed.

Adrenaline-junkie. Jokester. Billionaire. Hot-as-sin.
At six-foot-five, with muscles for days, and that perfect playful smile, Thatcher Kelly is the kind of man you don’t want to deny.

Wild for wild.
Prank for prank.
The two most unlikely of people may be the only ones to see that some personality traits only run skin deep.

Uncensored. Hilarious. And too damn hot to put into words.
Grab a fan and get ready for one hell of a ride because when the opposite of opposites attract, things are bound to get a little messy.

6. Logan & Banner
Real Good Man
Series: Real Good Duet
Author: Meghan March

Fall for a woman over text messages? No way in hell.
Reality can never be as good as the fantasy, right?
Wrong. It’s better.
Banner Regent is smart, funny, and she’s so far out of my league, she might as well be royalty.
I’m a mechanic from Kentucky. She’s a New York City party girl.
We were never supposed to meet, but one text started something neither of us saw coming.
How do you seduce the woman who already has everything?
Show her what it’s like to be with a real good man.

7. Grip & Bristol
Grip
Series: Grip
Author: Kennedy Ryan

Resisting an irresistible force wears you down and turns you out. I know. I’ve been doing it for years.

I may not have a musical gift of my own, but I’ve got a nose for talent and an eye for the extraordinary. And Marlon James – Grip to his fans – is nothing short of extraordinary.

Years ago, we strung together a few magical nights, but I keep those memories in a locked drawer and I’ve thrown away the key. All that’s left is friendship and work.

He’s on the verge of unimaginable fame, all his dreams poised to come true. I manage his career, but I can’t seem to manage my heart.

It’s wild, reckless, disobedient. And it remembers all the things I want to forget.

Make sure you grab FLOW, the FREE prequel first!

8. Michael & Stella
The Kiss Quotient
Author: Helen Hoang

A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.

Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.

It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…

Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…

9. Stitch & Shayla
Bad for You
Series: Dirty Deeds, #3
Author: J. Daniels

Shayla Perkins isn’t the kind of girl who makes the same mistake twice, especially when it comes to Sean “Stitch” Molina. So when he gives her the world’s biggest rejection, that’s it—she’s done. Until the sexy, silent, unavailable Sean makes Shay a very personal offer. Of course, it still doesn’t mean he’s interested in her. Or does it?

Sean has done things in life. Bad things. And he’s paid the price. All he wants now is to make up for his past by doing good in the present. And no one deserves more good than Shay. Beautiful on the inside and out, Shay is the kind of woman who should be cared for and protected—especially from a man like Sean. He’s tried to keep his feelings for her in check, but a single, reckless impulse pulls them closer than ever before.

Soon the two are sharing their biggest dreams and satisfying their deepest desires. But what will happen if the only way to truly give one another want they want most . . . is to let each other go?

10. Mason Kade & Samantha Stratton
Fallen Crest High
Series: Fallen Crest High
Author: Tijan

Mason and Logan Kade are two brothers who did their own thing. They were rich and expected to attend her school, Fallen Crest Academy. They chose public school and now Samantha has to live with them. The problem is that she doesn’t care at all: about them, about her friends, about her cheating boyfriend, or even about her parent’s divorce. But maybe that’s a good thing. Maybe change is a good thing.


Did any of these couples make your list? I swear I could have listed so many couples! It was hard just picking ten!

Top Ten Tuesday: Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About

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 Upcoming Releases I’m On the Fence About. These are books you need help deciding if they’re worth adding to your TBR or not. I’ll keep an eye out for reviews that spotlight them.


1. Courting Darkness
Author: Robin LaFevers

I read the series that goes with this book, but it’s been so long that I’m not sure whether I want to pick this one up.

2. All Stars Fall
Author: Rachel Van Dyken

This book sounds good, but I have a hit or miss relationship with this author’s books. I want to see what other people say before I pick it up.

3. The Starless Sea
Author: Erin Morgenstern

It’s been so long since I read The Night Circus. I loved it, but I’m waiting to read reviews before I pick this one up.

4. Birthday Suit
Author: Lauren Blakely

It’s been a while since I’ve read a Lauren Blakely book because they were all starting to feel the same to me. I’m not sure if I will read this one or not.

5. Fatal Reckoning
Author: Marie Force

I haven’t read a book in the Fatal series since book 7 and this is book 14. I don’t know if I’m in the mood to play catch up.

6. The Mister
Author: E.L. James

I don’t know if I want to read this one or not. I liked 50 Shades when I read it. I did not like the movie or the first book from Christian’s POV. BUT I did love listening to EL James at BB18 and when I met her at ECAE in Seattle. I will probably read it just to see what it’s all about. We’ll see…

7. Lost Roses
Author: Martha Hall Kelly

I enjoyed Lilac Girls, but I don’t know if I want to read this one. I think I’ll wait for the reviews.

8. When Summer Ends
Author: Jessica Pennington

I liked her first book, but for some reason I’m not jumping on this one. I’ll probably read it…

9. Finale
Author: Stephanie Garber

This one is only because I haven’t read Legendary yet. I need to read that one to see if I want to finish this series.

10. The View from Alameda Island
Author: Robyn Carr

I used to love Robyn Carr books. Somewhere along the way I lost my love for them. I think I should give her another try. I’m not sure if it will be this book or not.