December TBR

 

Hello my bookworm friends. How is it going?

I’d like to start off by wishing you a happy Decmber! Can you believe 2017 is almost out? Wow.

Lately, I’ve been feeling unmotivated to do anything, whether it’s book related (Reading, reviewing…etc) or life related in general. I’m being a couch potato.

For this month’s read, I’m gonna try to finish the ARCs I’ve got at hand. Then I’ll definitely finish these lovely books by the end of the current year:

 

The Day She Cried – K. Webster

36321070.jpgShe was my first love.
She was my first hate.
The very sun in my world tried to burn me alive with her lies and cruelty.
Until I dimmed her light for good…
Or so I thought.

Now she’s back.
Cracked. Broken. Lost.
And for the first time in a long time, I feel free.
Free from our past. Free from my present that suffocates me. Free to destroy her future.

Her misery is my music.
Thrilling. Invigorating. Intoxicating.

For so long, all I’ve done is hate her.
So why do I love her?

 


 

Sick Fux – Tillie Cole

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When Ellis Earnshaw and Heathan James met as children, they couldn’t have been more different. Ellis was loud and beautiful – all blond hair, bright laughs and smiles. Heathan was dark and brooding, and obsessed with watching things die.
The pair forged an unlikely friendship, unique and strange. Until they were ripped apart by the sick cruelty of others, separated for years, both locked in a perpetual hell.
Eleven years later, Heathan is back for his girl. Back from a place from which he thought there was no return. Back to seek revenge on those who wronged them.
Time has made Heathan’s soul darker, polluted with hatred and the thirst for blood.
Time has made Ellis a shell of her former self, a little girl lost in the vastness of her pain.
As Heathan pulls Ellis out of her mental prison, reviving the essence of who she once was, down the rabbit hole they will go.
With malice in their hearts and vengeance in their veins, they will seek out the ones who hurt and destroyed them.
One at a time.
Each one more deadly than the last.
Tick Tock.

 


 

It Ends with Us – Colleen Hoover

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SOMETIMES THE ONE WHO LOVES YOU IS THE ONE WHO HURTS YOU THE MOST

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up – she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, and maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily, but Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan – her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

 


 

Black Hearts – Karina Halle

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For Vicente Bernal, truth is all he’s known. The son of an infamous drug lord, Vicente was born to help run the family business, which means he’s been raised on a throne of sordid pasts and dirty laundry, violence and pride. But when Vicente stumbles across someone he’s not supposed to know about – a woman from his father’s checkered past – he sets out to California to find her behind his father’s back.
What Vicente doesn’t expect to find in San Francisco is Violet McQueen, the woman’s twenty-year old daughter. Beautiful and edgy with a vulnerability he can’t resist, Violet tempts Vicente from afar and though he promised himself he’d stay away from her, curiosity and lust are powerful forces. Besides, Vicente has always gotten everything he wants – why shouldn’t he have Violet too?

Soon his wants turn into an obsession, one that sweeps Violet into his games as they fall madly, deeply in love with each other, the type of first love that can drive a person mad.

But it’s a love with tragic consequences.

Both the truth – and the lies – not only threaten to tear them apart, but threaten their very lives.

Someone has to pay for the sins of the fathers.
And they’ll be paying the price with their souls.

 

About my Goodreads Challenge…well, I already finished it a month or two ago. My goal was to read 60 books, but surprisingly I surpassed the planned number. I’m impressed lol.

How about you, did you manage to finish your GR challenge yet? what goal did you set? And what are the books you’re planning on reading this month?

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ARC Review: Libra Rising – Stacy Wray

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Title: Libra Rising
Author: Stacy Wary
Genre: Contemporary Romance, YA
Release Date: December 7th 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

 

 

 

 

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A bad boy seeking hope.
A good girl searching for love.
We all need second chances.
Reed Faulkner knows trouble. Caught up in living a life on the wrong side of the tracks, Reed gets sent to Nowhere, Indiana to serve out his sentence after a robbery gone bad. Little does he know his world’s about to change forever.
Harper James is a horoscope-obsessed girl with dreams of becoming a lawyer— and Reed’s attraction to her is undeniable. Despite their differences, the connection they have together as fire and air cannot be extinguished. Reed only wants one thing.
A life with Harper.
Then, tragedy strikes. One night together— and a reminder of the unfulfilled promises Reed struggles to keep. Reed realizes redemption can only be found in one place…
His home is with her.
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An angsty contemporary romance novel with heart, Libra Rising is a breathtaking love story for mature young adult and new adult audiences. Readers will love this heartfelt coming-of-age tale of rebirth with a message that it only takes one person to incite a lifetime of change.

 

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This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review

 

Libra Rising is a new read from a total new author I just got to discover.
The blurb is interesting enough, my interest is piqued. This is a standalone story told in dual POV.

While reading, I devided this story into two parts; First part includes the teenage years of Reed and Harper and their first meeting.
Harper has big dreams of going to law scool, she’s a good girls and a hard worker. Meanwhile, Reed is sent to rural indian after landing in juvie.
They meet and the two start developing feelings falling for each other until, sadly, tragedy and circumstances break them apart.
Second part happens years later when Reed is back WITH a secret. Care to know more about the story? Give it a read

It’s a fun read with a great stoyline, heartbroking yet hearty at the same time. It has a  nice flow and it’s relatable as well.

I would totally recommend it!!

 

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Release Blitz: The Bachelor Contract – Rachel Van Dyken

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The Bachelor Contract, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is LIVE!!

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The Bachelor Contract by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: November 28th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A second-chance romance from the #1 NYT bestseller of The Bet, Matchmaker and Elite series!

She’s everywhere.

Ex-wife.

Love of his life.

The last person in the world he wanted to see…ever.

And now that he’s working beside her every day, he can’t escape her. Her scent, glimpses of her smile, even the tension in the air that makes his body hum with the kind of need he’d only experienced with one person-all of it is driving him over the edge.

Brant Wellington was certain of three things:

Alcohol wasn’t going to solve this.

He really was losing his F-ing mind.

And his gorgeous ex-wife was going to be the death of him.

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Meet the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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ARC Review: Empty Before You – Claire Scott

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Title: Empty Before You (Before You #3)
Author: Claire Scott
Genre: Erotica, YA, Adult Romance, suspense
Release Date: December 1st 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads

 

 

 

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Betrayed by one of her own, Gwen Taylor has no choice but to go into hiding. Or, at the very least, to make it seem like she is.
Cutting off all ties to the people she has come to depend on, Gwen isolates herself in an effort to protect them. But, what happens when they start believing that this is for real? When even Colt, the man who she was falling for, thinks the worst of her?
Desperate to shield everyone from her past, Gwen prepares for the final battle, the one that she’s been running away from all her life. For the ultimate confrontation with Robert.
But, even as she sets her mind on facing him, can she salvage the damage she’s done to her new family? To Colt? Or will she sink into the void, becoming empty and hollow, turning into what she fears the most: her father.

 

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This book was sent to me I exchange of an honest review

 

This is the thirst book in the Before You trilogy and it is told from a single point of view (that of Gwen‘s)
The last book ended with a cliffhanger and this one conclute Gwen and Colt‘s story.

It good to see Gwen‘s walls finally being shattered down slowly when she’s around Colt and Heather. She’s slowly letting them in and accepting their help and emotions.
I love how heroic and strong Gwen is. Totally owned up to her fears and demons and decided to fight them rather than running away.

The ending is told from Colt‘s POV and it was the sweetest, I’m telling y’all.
This story has got some Lol-worthy moments along with just the right amount of erotic scenes.

I’m glad I got offered the chance to read this fun great trilogy and review it. Looking forward to reading more of this new author’s work.

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ARC Review: First Crush, Last Love – Elizabeth McKenna

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Title: First Crush, last Love
Author: Elizabeth McKeena
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Second Chance
Release Date: August 1st, 2017
Rating: ★★★★☆/★★★★★
Goodreads // Amazon

 

 

 

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Remember your first crush? How your heart raced and your cheeks flushed whenever you saw him? Jessie Baxter does, and it’s happening again. Ten years ago, despite her best efforts, Lee Archer wanted to be just friends. Now, he wants more, but Jessie’s still recovering from a psycho ex-husband. Can she learn to trust again and make her first crush into her last love?
Elizabeth McKenna’s latest novel will have you remembering the angst of high school, the grief of a failed relationship, and the happiness of true love.

 

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This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review

This is the first book I have read of Elizabeth‘s and i’m glad i did.
There are some serious subjects covered in this book including drinking, homosexuality, AIDS and abuse.

The book is devided into three parts:

  • Jessie’s senior year of high school
  • Jessie’s engagement and marriage after college
  • Jessie’s 10-year high school reunion

 

The first part shows Jessi and Lee as friends in high school. Although Jess is pinning for something more than just friendship, sadly her feelings arent returned.

The second  part of the story, got me mad at Jessie as Billy was taking advantage, disrespecting and belittling her while all she thought is “she can make her marriage work”, not to forget he’s a cheater.
Are you serious, woman? really? Clear signs on abuse were shoved right into her face and despite her friends and family warning her about it she still went on with it.

The final part was short yet cute and sweet. So glad Lee and Jessi finally made it together and found their long lost happiness.

The characters were charismatic and explained in great details. This a beautiful story of second chance at love.

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