Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #120

Title:
 Trade Deadline (Hat Trick #3)
Author: Avon Gale & Piper Vaughn
Expected Publication: August 17th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

It’s a reunion to remember…

Don’t miss this friends-to-lovers hockey romance from Avon Gale and Piper Vaughn.

Daniel “Bellzie” Bellamy should be on top of the world—a Stanley Cup is the perfect topper to his fourteen-year NHL career. But despite the post-win high, something’s missing. When the chance to play for his hometown team, the Miami Thunder, comes along, he’s open to it. And when he runs into an old friend from his past soon after he makes the move, he wonders if it might be kismet.

Micah Kelly never thought he’d see his childhood crush—and first kiss—again. Danny Bellamy moved on to bigger and better things when they were teenagers, and the idea that Micah’s relationship with the professional hockey player could be anything more than one-sided Instagram thirst seems too good to be true.

Maybe too good to be true is the new reality, though. As the season goes on, Micah teaches Daniel to surf, and Daniel introduces Micah to his lovable pack of rescue dogs and the world of being a hockey boyfriend. Life is good. But when things on the ice don’t go as planned, they’ll have to decide if their rediscovered romance is built to last.


What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Shon's August 2020 TBR



Hello friends and fellow book lovers!  How is it August?  It’s all going by too fast people!  I’m sure I’m stray from this list because I always do but I love making TBR’s all the same.  Here is what I’d like to read:

Mission: All In (Brantley Walker: Off the Books #1) by Nicole Edwards 
Spotlight (Famous #2) by Eden Finley
Silk & Steel (Silk and Steel #1) by Ariana Nash, Pippa DaCosta
Pendulum (Kingdom of Night #1) by Joel Abernathy
Touch and Go (Vanguard Towers #1) by Aiden Bates

Even though I know I’ll read more in the month, those are just some of the books I want to pick up.  I have a "stack" of  books I download from Kindle so I’ll probably dive into those. 

Do you guys have any of these on your August TBR?  If you have read any of these what did you think? Are you participating in any challenges this month?  Let me know what your TBR looks like for this month.

xoxo,
Shon


Friday, July 31, 2020

Shon's Monthly Wrap-Up & Book Haul | July 2020


Happy Friday Bookworms!  I hope you’re well & safe!  I’m back with my July reading Wrap up.  July was another great month for books!  I read 13 books, and added 8 eBooks to my collection.

eBook Haul

Just Like That (Albin Academy Book 1) by Cole McCade
Wreck Me Forever (Polished P & P #1) by Lila Rose
LIFEL1K3 (Lifelike #1) by Jay Kristoff 
Maximum Ride Boxed Set #1 (Maximum Ride #1-3) by James Patterson 
Off the Ice (Hat Trick #1) by Avon Gale, Piper Vaughn 
Mission: All In (Brantley Walker: Off the Books #1) by Nicole Edwards
The Beautiful (The Beautiful #1) by Renée Ahdieh
Vampire Addiction (The Vampires of Athens #1) by Eva Pohler

Wrap-Up

Wreck Me Forever (Polished P & P #1) by Lila Rose (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Power Plays & Straight A's (CU Hockey #1) by Eden Finley, Saxon James (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Unexpected Turn by Ella Frank (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Say You’ll Be Nine (Say You'll Be Nine #1) by Lucy Lennox  (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Ride With Me (Iron Hunters #1) by Sasha Goldie, J.P. Oliver (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
Together We Ride (Iron Hunters #2) by Sasha Goldie, J.P. Oliver (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
Forever We Ride (Iron Hunters #3) by Sasha Goldie, J.P. Oliver (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
Royally Screwed by Lynn Van Dorn (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Reading the Signs by Keira Andrews (Rating: /5 stars)
Lucien (The Marchesi Family #1) by Silvia Violet  (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
Angelo (The Marchesi Family #2) by Silvia Violet (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
Devil (The Marchesi Family #3) by Silvia Violet  (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
Breaking News (Prime Time #2) by Ella Frank  (Rating: 4/5 stars)

DNF

Ride the Lightning (Sinister in Savannah #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker 
He Shoots, He Scores (Skate to Love #1) by Tricia Owens

Format break-down

  • 0 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 13 eBooks
    • 1 (Purchased)
    • 12 (Kindle Unlimited)

How was your month? What was your favorite book you read in July? What books did you add to your collection?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,
Shon


Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #119

Author: Evie Drae
Expected Publication: August 11th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Only true love can free a captive heart.

Landon Jenks, retired four-time Golden Glove-winning shortstop for the Chicago Cubs, is lonely, heartbroken, and in need of simple human contact. Trapped in the sticky fine print of an ironclad contract that forbids him from revealing his very-much-single status until the season finale of his reality show airs, he calls an elite male escort service that caters to the rich and desperate.

Accustomed to servicing his often less than savory clients at more upscale locales, twenty-six-year-old Toby Carmichael is surprised when his handler sends him to a run-down motel off I-55. But “surprise” doesn’t come close to describing the shock that rocks his system when a delightful stuttering mess covered in tattoos and nearly ten years his senior stumbles into the room—and right into his heart.

For the first time since Toby was forced into the life of prostitution, a kiss sparks a desire that has nothing to do with money and everything to do with genuine chemistry and the faintest beginnings of something so much more. But Toby’s dark past and troubled present make it impossible to see a future with Landon. And when the truth comes to light, a horrified and helpless Landon is determined to save Toby at all costs.


What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #118

Title: Old Ink (Get Ink'd #3)
Author: Ali Lyda
Expected Publication: August 9th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Get ready for the 3rd installment in the Get Ink'd series, Old Ink!

This is the story of the Get Ink'd owner Reagan and a college student Channing.

This is a steamy May/December story...I hope you are ready


What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.




Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #117

Title: Breaking News (Prime Time #2)
Author: Ella Frank
Expected Publication: July 27th 2020
Genres: M/M Romance

Breaking News is the continuation of Xander and Sean’s story and should only be read after book one, Inside Affair.

Xander

Sean Bailey, the older brother of my lifelong best friend, has always been a surly, temperamental pain in my ass. But sometime during the last few weeks, I’ve gone and fallen head over heels for him.

Gruff and charming, charismatic in his own way, I’ve found myself looking past my preconceptions and discovered a whole new side to Detective Dick—a side I could fall in love with.

But life isn’t always easy—it can change course in the blink of an eye. Sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad. I know this because last night I experienced both sides.

I went to Sean for help in guarding my body; what I didn’t expect was for him to steal my heart. 

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #116


Title: 
Spotlight (Famous #2)
Author: Eden Finley
Expected Publication: July 16th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Ryder

When I quit the biggest boy band on the planet, I was supposed to get my life back.

It’s not that I wanted to leave the spotlight. I felt like I had to for my daughter. Her picture shouldn’t be splashed all over the tabloids.

I thought I could do this parenting thing on my own, but it’s obvious I need help. I just didn’t expect to find it in the form of a gorgeous guy I meet by chance.

I can put my attraction aside for my daughter’s sake. I’ve put my whole life on hold for her.

If only he wasn’t so tempting.


Lyric

Working as a nanny is my backup to my backup plan. My first plan is fame, but something always holds me back.

When I randomly run into Ryder Kennedy and end up becoming his daughter’s nanny, I figure it’ll be a short-term thing.

But then Ryder finds out I can sing. He wasn’t ready to give up music, and now he’s found a new way to have it: through me. He wants to produce my demo and make me a star.

He says I was born to be in the spotlight, but I think I was born to run from it.

It doesn’t help that each day I’m with him and his daughter, the deeper I fall into fantasies of being part of their family. And not just as the nanny. (less)

What are you waiting for this Wednesday? Let us know in the comment section below.

Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking The Spine.