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Saturday, July 20, 2019

Stacking the Shelves #243

Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

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For Review:
The Hockey Player and the Angel by Kristen Paul
The Everafter Wish (City of Wishes #6) by Rachel Morgan

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Making Up by Helena Hunting

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"I LOVED both Cosy and Griffin! This story was ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!"- Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

Making Up an all-new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!

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Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.


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We’re a couple of minutes away from my apartment, which also means we’re almost at the end of our date. End-of-date protocol often means a goodnight kiss. And I’ve eaten onions. Lots of them. What the hell was I thinking? I feel around in my shorts pocket, hoping I have a random stick of gum. I find a tiny square packet and pull it out, along with an old tissue. I shove that back in my pocket and sigh with relief as I carefully open the Listerine Pocketpak. There’s one strip left. I pop it in my mouth, wishing I had water since my mouth is dry and I’m suddenly super nervous. Griffin pulls up in front of my apartment building. I swallow a bunch of times, trying to get the strip to dissolve on my tongue and glance out the tinted window, seeing it from his perspective. I don’t live in a bad part of town, but I sure as hell wouldn’t leave this car sitting out here for any length of time unless I wanted it keyed or stripped down. Griffin shifts into park and turns to me, one hand resting on the back of my seat near the headrest. “I had a great time, Cosy.” “Me too, thanks for dinner.” I tried to fork over my share, but he was quick on the credit card draw. “It was my pleasure.” He leans in the tiniest bit, a nonverbal cue that he’s going in for a kiss. I mirror the movement, giving him the go ahead. My stomach flutters in anticipation. I exhale slowly through my nose. Even though the Listerine strip should be doing its job to mask the onions, I don’t want to ruin the moment by breathing that in his face. His fingertips skim my jaw, and I close my eyes. And then his lips brush my cheek. I wait for them to move a couple of inches to the right, but after what feels like a lot of seconds—and is probably only a few—I crack a lid. Griffin is still close, a wry smile on his lips and a smolder in his eyes. “Seriously, that’s it? A kiss on the cheek?” His smile widens, making his eyes crinkle at the corners. He’s nothing like the guys I usually end up on dates with. College boys don’t take things slow. If I were out with one of the guys from school, I’d be sitting in a beat-up Civic with some stupid music playing, and he’d be all over me with his tongue halfway down my throat, copping a feel. “I thought all the onions you ate were the equivalent to garlic for vampires.” Griffin fingers my hair near my shoulder. I’d really like him to finger something else. Wait. I mean I’d like to feel his hands on me. Not in my pants. Okay, maybe I’d like them in my pants, but not after date number one. “I wasn’t thinking, and I really like onions. A lot. In hindsight, it’s not a great date food. I feel kinda dumb. And I guess at first I wasn’t so sure about you. How was I supposed to know you’d actually be kind of normalish?” “Normalish?” “Well, you drink club soda on purpose, so you can’t be all there.” I tap his temple. Griffin circles my wrist with his fingers and drops his head, lips brushing over my knuckle. “We can’t all be perfect, now, can we?” “I suppose not, and perfect is boring.” “That it is.” He hums against my skin, and I feel it through my entire body. “I would like to try that kiss again, if you’re still interested.”

About Helena

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Making Up (Shacking Up #4) by Helena Hunting Review

Making Up (Shacking Up, #4)Making Up by Helena Hunting
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Helena Hunting’s MAKING UP (Shacking Up #4) is an original and entertaining read. Griffin Mills draws the short straw and is assigned the task of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. He is attracted to the adult toy store saleswoman, Cosy Felton. Talk about an awkward situation. This adult contemporary romance takes place in Las Vegas, Nevada.

MAKING UP was a fun story. The characters are lovable and have great chemistry. Cosy is not what you would expect from an adult toy store salesperson; namely because she’s lacking in experience. She is a free-spirited college student. Griffin is a hard-working businessman who is known for being serious. They seem like opposites, but the two make a great couple that compliment each other.

I enjoy Helena Hunting’s writing style and humor. The story had thought-provoking obstacles. It was believable and amusing. I love how the story ended. I recommend this book to people that enjoy humorous contemporary romances. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

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Paperback, 368 pages

Published July 16th 2019 by St. Martin's Press
Original Title: making up
Edition Language: English
Series: Shacking Up #4

To Kill a Fae by Jamie A. Waters Cover Reveal

To Kill a Fae
Jamie A. Waters
(The Dragon Portal Series, #1)
Publication date: September 26th 2019
Genres: Adult, Fantasy

The darkness holds more than just secrets…

Marked for death, Sabine escaped from her home and fled to a human city.

But the Wild Hunt will never give up.
For more than a decade, she’s kept her head down and avoided talking about her past.
Even the best-laid plans eventually fall apart…

When a charismatic stranger arrives, Sabine is unwittingly drawn to him and his power. Keeping her distance is nearly impossible, especially after a life debt is called due and she’s tasked with helping him steal a rare artifact.

In order to break the magical barriers protecting the item and save her companions, Sabine will be forced to drop her glamour and reveal her true identity.
The Fae aren’t the only ones hunting her.
And the most dangerous monsters aren’t always confined to the dark.

Author Bio:

Jamie A. Waters is an award-winning, fantasy and science-fiction writer. Her first novel was a winner of the Readers' Favorite Award in Science-Fiction/Fantasy Romance and the CIPA EVVY Award in Science-Fiction.
Jamie currently resides in Florida with two neurotic dogs who enjoy stealing socks. When she's not pursuing her passion of writing, she's usually trying to learn new and interesting random things (like how to pick locks or use the self-cleaning feature of the oven without setting off the fire alarm). In her downtime, she enjoys reading on her Kindle, playing computer games, painting, or acting as a referee between the dragons and fairies currently at war inside her closet.
You can learn more by visiting: www.jamieawaters.com


Wednesday, July 17, 2019

A New Season (Rules of the Game #6) by Emma Tharp Review

A New Season: A Second Chance Hockey Romance (Rules of the Game Book 6)A New Season: A Second Chance Hockey Romance by Emma Tharp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Emma Tharp hits it in the net with A NEW SEASON (Rules of the Game #6). Hockey prospect Nick Parker hasn’t seen his once best friend, Loralei Shaw, since he broke her heart four years ago. Now they’re both returning home to Nashville. Nick wants a second chance, but Loralei is not going to make it easy. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult readers.

I love that Nick and Loralei are the kids of Cora and Derek Parker (SCORING CHANCE Book 1) and Alex and Cole Shaw (DEFENDING YOUR HEART Book 2). I also appreciate that Nick was drafted by the Wolverines who Derek and Cole played for. I love next-generation stories.

I like that both Nick and Loralei have matured in the last four years. They both had exes that caused them grief. They had some misunderstanding and now have an opportunity to clear things up. I love that they get this second chance. They have interesting obstacles to overcome. They have a lifelong friendship that evolved into more. I recommend this book to people who enjoy second chance sports romances. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

Kindle Edition
Published July 16th 2019

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VICTOR by Brenda Rothert

Today we are celebrating the release of VICTOR by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone, and it is the third title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Purchase your copy now!

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Victor by Brenda Rothert

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Book Blurb:

He’s a hockey star with a headboard full of notches. She’s a shy NHL concession worker at who’s never been kissed.
They don’t call me Belinda Boring for nothing. It’s my name, after all. And for a 23-year-old with plain brown hair who still lives at home and gets tongue tied over nothing, it’s a fitting one. I’m not even one of those quiet girls with a hidden talent, unless making a mean order of nachos at the NHL arena I work at counts. My life consists of working, reading and harboring a secret crush on a hockey player who doesn’t know I exist. At least, until we accidentally meet and become unlikely friends.
I’m living the dream. A poor kid who worked his way into the NHL, I’ll never forget where I came from, though I try to. My past follows me, a nagging reminder that I’ll never be what everyone thinks I am. As the threat of my secret being exposed looms closer, my game slips, leaving me in danger of being cut from my team--the only family I have. I’m losing my hold on everything when a new friend helps me find hope. She’s nothing like the women I’m used to, but by the time I figure out that’s exactly why she’s right for me, I’ve lost my chance with her. Somehow, I have to convince a woman who thinks she’s invisible that she’s the only one I see.

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Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.


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VICTOR (Chicago Blaze Hockey #3) by Brenda Rothert Review

Victor: A Chicago Blaze Hockey RomanceVictor: A Chicago Blaze Hockey Romance by Brenda Rothert
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Brenda Rothert is on a winning streak with VICTOR (Chicago Blaze Hockey #3). In this story, hockey star Victor Lane finds himself intrigued by shy concession employee, Belinda (Lindy) Boring. She’s not his usual type, but she might be what he needs. He just has to convince her and hope that his past secret doesn’t scare her away. This contemporary sports romance is suitable for adult readers.

VICTOR is a heartfelt read. I enjoyed the plot and characters. I thought it was clever how Lindy and Victor met, and the advice Lindy gives Victor. I love that Victor takes her suggestion. Victor is a good guy. He grew up poor and had a difficult childhood. He has some stressful stuff going on. He has never felt worthy or loved by anyone. His family is the team. He is humble. Lindy is a sweet character. She feels invisible and unremarkable. She is down to earth and funny. I love her dad and his friends. I like that Lindy and Victor appreciates each other for who they are. I love that they were friends first. They are a cute couple.

Brenda Rothert did a great job writing this story. It is skillfully executed and exciting. There are interesting occurrences. The story had a sweet ending that made the book feel complete. I recommend VICTOR to people who enjoy sports romances. I voluntarily reviewed an advance reader copy of this book.

Kindle Edition
Published July 16th 2019 by Silver Sky Publishing, Inc.

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