Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #128


Title:
 The Boyfriend Spree (Crimes of the Heart #3)
Author: Elle Keaton
Expected Publication: November 19th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Charley would never sleep with his ex again, right?

And he certainly wouldn’t fall back in love with him.

Charley is a committed fake boyfriend, helping out those who need a man by their side. A client approaches him for a museum gala date and Charley can’t resist even though he knows it’s risky. His ex, Simon Ellison with likely be there.

A treacherous bait and switch occurs and the client turns out to be his ex, will Charley flee or fight?

Fight of course.

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, September 23, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #127


Title:
 The Heart Heist (Crimes of the Heart #2)
Author: Elle Keaton
Expected Publication: October 20th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Jacob stole Duff’s heart and he didn’t even know it.

Duff has no plan, he's a leaf on the wind letting himself go where life takes him.

Except it keeps taking him back to Jacob the sexy yoga instructor.
Duff and Jacob are just friends, right?

This whole friends with benefits arrangement was ending up a whole lot more complicated than Duff expected.

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, September 16, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #126


Title:
 Face Offs & Cheap Shots (CU Hockey #2)
Author: Eden Finley, Saxon James
Expected Publication: October 5th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

JACOBS

For the last three years, I’ve lived and breathed hockey with one goal: team captain.
There’s only one thing standing in my way. TJ Beckett.
Beck is irresponsible and immature, and I’ve hated him since the moment we met freshman year.
Yet, the coaches see something in him I obviously can’t, and they refuse to choose between us. The captain spot is going to a team vote, and the team thinks that what we need are a bunch of challenges to prove our worth. Challenges that have nothing to do with hockey. Challenges that are throwing me and Beck together.
And he’s still as infuriating as ever.


BECK

I have no idea why Christopher Jacobs hates me, and I can’t say I care. I like pushing his buttons, but the guy needs to loosen up. I’m going to win these stupid challenges easily and spend my senior year as hockey king on this campus. Tormenting Jacobs at the same time will just be a bonus.
Even if I’m getting confusing feelings toward him, I won’t let it hold me back.
When it comes to competing, I’m all in, and nothing will get between me and the W.

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, September 9, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #125


Title:
 The Sex Coach
Author: Garrett Leigh
Expected Publication: October 1st 2020
Genres: M M Romance

The teacher and the student. The stable hand and the single dad. First times and friendship turn to love.

Toby
There’s nothing attractive about a twenty-four year old virgin, especially not one who blushes every time a hot dude looks his way. But I can’t help the heat that ripples through me every time I see Cole Maguire. And the clench of my heart when I realise how unhappy he is. He’s a city boy with a baby on his hip—we have nothing in common—but if he can teach me how to own my sexuality, perhaps I can teach him he’s worth loving.

Cole
I don’t like horses. But I love my daughter, and there’s nothing I won’t do for her, including leaving the city for life on a farm. I’m ready for that, but I’m not ready for blushing stable hands who make my heart race and my blood run hot. Toby has no idea how beautiful he is. I can teach him that, if he can handle the heat, but after one night with him…damn.

Maybe it’s me that has a lot to learn.

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, September 2, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #124


Title:
 Feinted Love (Crimes of the Heart #1)
Author: Elle Keaton
Expected Publication: September 17th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Getting even wasn’t supposed to mean falling in love.

Nothing has gone right for Arnie since he was seventeen when he and Tobias Barrington had an encounter of the physical kind. Tobias, wealthy, handsome, and unobtainable, hasn’t spoken to Arnie since.

That’s all changing and when the dust has settled Arnie’s life will take a turn for the better, right?

Even the best laid plans have a way of going awry; Arnie’s in for the surprise of his life.

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.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Shon's September2020 TBR


Hello friends and fellow book lovers!  Can you believe it's September already?  We only have FOUR more months left in 2020!  This month I'm going to try something different.  Eighteen out of the twenty books I read last month where romance.  I'm going to push the pause on romance this month.  So with that said I'm going to try to read some Fantasy.  Wish me luck!  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:

Traitor's Blade (Greatcoats #1) by Sebastien de Castell
City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson
The Black Prism (Lightbringer #1) by Brent Weeks
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Sabriel (The Old Kingdom #1) by Garth Nix
The Demon King (Seven Realms #1) by Cinda Williams Chima
Aurora Rising (The Aurora Cycle #1) by Amie Kaufman, Jay Kristoff
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss
The Way of Kings (The Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson
 

So in case you didn't notice, I have a pretty massive TBR this month.  I have no idea if I will be able to keep up or not.  I am going to try to get in as many as I can!

Do you guys have any of these on your September 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

Monday, August 31, 2020

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


Happy Monday Bookworms!  I hope you’re well & safe!  I’m back with my August reading wrap up.  August has been my best reading month thus far!  I read 20 books and added 15 eBooks to my collection.  I discover some new to me author, that have me wishing for January.

On the flip side, I found myself  DNF-ing almost every second book in a series that I try to read this month.

eBook Haul

Skyward (Skyward #1) by Brandon Sanderson
Running Wild (Havoc #1) by S.E. Jakes
Never a Saint (Polished P & P #2) by Lila Rose
Chaos Theory (The Sanguine Crown #1) by Susan Harris
Butterfly Effect (The Sanguine Crown Book 2) by Susan Harris
Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
Family Man by Heidi Cullinan, Marie Sexton
City of Stairs (The Divine Cities #1) by Robert Jackson Bennett
Assassin's Apprentice (The Farseer Trilogy #1) by Robin Hobb
A Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely
Starsight (Skyward #2) by Brandon Sanderson 
Murder and Mayhem (Murder and Mayhem #1) by Rhys Ford
Wolfsong (Green Creek #1) by T.J. Klune
Blood of Zeus (Blood of Zeus #1) by Meredith Wild, Angel Payne 

Wrap-Up

The Vampire's Club: Book One (The Vampire's Club #1) by X. Aratare (Rating: 2/5 stars)
The Vampire's Club: Book Two (The Vampire's Club #2) by X. Aratare (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Vampire's Club: Book Three (The Vampire's Club #3) by X. Aratare (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Vampire's Club: Book Four (The Vampire's Club #4) by X. Aratare (Rating: 3/5 stars)
The Vampire's Club: Book Five (The Vampire's Club #5) by X. Aratare (Rating: 4/5 stars)
The Vampire's Club: Book Six (The Vampire's Club #6) by X. Aratare (Rating: 4/5 stars)
The Vampire's Club Book Seven (The Vampire's Club #7) by X. Aratare (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Marry Me (Tattoos and Temptation #1) by Mia Monroe (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Clashing Hearts (Hometown Jasper #1) by Nicky James (Rating: 4/5 stars)
The Alpha and His King (Kincaid Pack #1) by Kiki Clark (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
Wolf Lost (The Wolves of Kismet #1) by Sam Burns (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Forbidden Magic (Magic and Claws #1) by Liam Kingsley, Jill Haven (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Chaos Theory (The Sanguine Crown #1) by Susan Harris (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Butterfly Effect (The Sanguine Crown Book 2) by Susan Harris (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Never a Saint (Polished P & P #2) by Lila Rose (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Family Man by Heidi Cullinan, Marie Sexton (Rating: 4/5 stars)
A Guy Walks Into My Bar by Lauren Blakely (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
One Man's Trash (The Heretic Doms Club #1) by Marie Sexton (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Trouble by Devon McCormack (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
Forbidden Blood (Ironwrought #1) by Anna Wineheart  (Rating: 2/5 stars)

DNF

Confused Hearts (Hometown Jasper #2) by Nicky James
The Second and His Bonded (Kincaid Pack #2) by Kiki Clark
Just My Luck by Alice Winters
Terms of Service (The Heretic Doms Club #2) by Marie Sexton 

Format Break-Down

  • 0 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 20 eBooks
    • 5 (Purchased)
    • 15 (Kindle Unlimited)

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


xoxo,

Shon


Wednesday, August 26, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #123


Title: Grown
Author: Tiffany D. Jackson
Expected Publication: September 15th 2020
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary, Mystery


When Enchanted Jones wakes with blood on her hands and zero memory of the previous night, no one—the police and Korey’s fans included—has more questions than she does. All she really knows is that this isn't how things are supposed to be. Korey was Enchanted’s ticket to stardom.

Before there was a dead body, Enchanted was an aspiring singer, struggling with her tight knit family’s recent move to the suburbs while trying to find her place as the lone Black girl in high school. But then legendary R&B artist Korey Fields spots her at an audition. And suddenly her dream of being a professional singer takes flight.

Enchanted is dazzled by Korey’s luxurious life but soon her dream turns into a nightmare. Behind Korey’s charm and star power hides a dark side, one that wants to control her every move, with rage and consequences. Except now he’s dead and the police are at the door. Who killed Korey Fields?

All signs point to Enchanted. 

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, August 19, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #122

Title: The V- in 403C
Author: Jess Bryant 
Expected Publication: August 27th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Jonah Monroe might be a genius when it comes to his studies but he’s never been able to find his footing in the real world. A college graduate by the age of eighteen and a doctoral candidate at twenty-one, he doesn’t fit in with his peers and lacks the social graces that would attract friends, let alone a lover. He’s resigned himself to his status as awkward and forever alone, until one bad decision turns his world upside down.

He shouldn’t have even been in that club. He shouldn’t have let a sexy stranger buy him a drink. And he definitely shouldn’t have let the man kiss him like he’d never been kissed before.

Reed Matheson has done a lot of dumb shit in his short life but he never would have guessed that kissing a stranger in a bar would be the best decision he ever made. He didn’t expect the intense connection he feels for the shy, socially awkward stranger to linger long after he was gone. And he certainly never expected to see the cute guy the next morning, preparing to teach his class.

Reed is a student and Jonah is a TA. Unwritten rules or not, nothing more can happen between them, at least that’s what Jonah keeps telling himself. But Reed has never been one to play by the rules and he’s not about to start now, when for the first time, his heart is on the line.


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, August 12, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #121

Author: Lauren Blakely
Expected Publication: August 19th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

A sexy, passionate, utterly addictive standalone MM romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Every bartender should follow one simple rule—don't go home with the customers.

That’s been easy for me to stick to, until the night a cocky, confident, and sinfully charming hockey star walks into my bar. This sexy athlete is too hard to resist, especially when he makes it clear how much he wants the “sarcastic, witty, hot AF” guy behind the bar—also known as me.

Still, I’m not keen on breaking my own rules since I know where that can lead—no place good.

But when that man makes his case with one bone-searing kiss on the streets of London, I throw resistance out the window.

What could go wrong with a hot, dirty, no-strings-attached fling before he leaves town in five days?

Trouble is, soon our nights together lead to days, to long conversations, to getting to know each other, and to something I never expected—falling ridiculously hard for a man who’s getting on a plane to America when I live a world away.

My life is here. His is there. And no amount of falling or feeling will change that one big problem.


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.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Manic Monday #21: The Best Books I've Read in 2020 (so far)

Today I'm going to talk about the best books that I've read so far this year.  I read 100 books so far this year which is absolutely ridiculous because last year I read 118 books, so the fact that now in half a year I've already read 100 that is just unbelievable. I know it's already obvious so we're already way past the half year mark but I don't care. 

Rocket Science (Love Logic #1) by K.M. Neuhold : That was a nice surprise! I really enjoyed this book! It was fun, flirty, sweet. Just what I needed at the time.

Fake It 'til You Make Out (Love & Luck #1) by Isla Olsen : This book was super funny and sexy.

Virgin Flyer by Lucy Lennox : Virgin Flyer is my very first book by Lucy Lennox. And just like that, I am in love. This is a stand alone M/M sweet, sexy, fun, witty and just amazing romance and I have fallen hopelessly in love with these two men.

Without You by Marley Valentine : This is my very first book by Marley and WOW!  Oh my heart, be prepared to sob. Don’t read it if you are looking for a super light romance….little bit heavy!!

Just Drive (Anchor Point #1) by L.A. Witt : I have read some books by this author and they 've been hit or miss (mostly miss) but this one really hit the mark.

Daddy Ink (Get Ink'd #1) by Ali Lyda : A single daddy and a tat artist, what more to you need?

A Rhythm You Feel (The Rock Gods: East Coast Label #1) by Ann Lister : When I pick this book up I did not know this was a spin off series. 

NoX by Adrienne Wilder : THIS BOOK! Probably one of the biggest surprises for me. I picked it up on a whim.  I don't read Paranormal / Shapeshifters but after read this I jump head first into Paranormal romance. 

Marriage Contract by A.J. Sherwood : Super short. Super cute! May/December romance. 

Falling for the Geek (His Best Friend's Brother #1) by R. Cayden : This one really worked for me. It had lots of things that I loved.  Best friend's older brother theme.

Project Hero by Briar Prescott : This is a very sweet read. Thoroughly enjoyable but with a hint of angst. I liked the balance. Both main characters were good decent guys, they fall hard fast but it doesn't feel rushed. 

Power Plays & Straight A's (CU Hockey #1) by Eden Finley, Saxon James : Loved this one and can't wait to read the others in the series.

Wreck Me Forever (Polished P & P #1) by Lila Rose : This was an unexpected surprise from a new to me author.  Can't wait for the next book.

Reading the Signs by Keira Andrews :  Baseball, age gap, low angst, dirty talk, hot sex and kink.  What's not to love?

Marry Me (Tattoos and Temptation #1) by Mia Monroe : If you are looking for a fantastic romance, this book was a delight! This faux romance is full of amazing chemistry but also just such richly written characters whose struggles feel so real.

What have YOUR best or your favorite books of 2020 so far??

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.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Shon's July 2020 TBR & Most Anticipated Releases



Happy July Bookworms!  I hope you’re well & safe! 

The first book on my TBR is the books that I'm currently reading Power Plays & Straight A's (CU Hockey #1) by Eden Finley & Saxon James.  From there I plan to to work on the books I have added to my Kindle Unlimited library.
  • Just Like That (Albin Academy #1) by Cole McCade
  • Fakers by Lucy Lennox, May Archer 
  • Reign or Shine (Rosavia Royals #2) by H.J. Welch
  • Say You’ll Be Nine by Lucy Lennox
  • Ride the Lightning (Sinister in Savannah #1) by Aimee Nicole Walker 
  • Silk & Steel (Silk and Steel #1) by Ariana Nash, Pippa DaCosta
  • Captive (Beautiful Monsters #1) by Jex Lane

Most Anticipated Releases
I also hope to read the following once they are release this month.
  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall 
  • King of the Dark (The Prince's Assassin #1) by Ariana Nash
  • Spotlight (Famous #2) by Eden Finley
  • Breaking News (Prime Time #2) by Ella Frank

Those are all of the books I hope to read and enjoy this month! Have you read any of these books? What are you planning on reading this month?

xoxo,
Shon


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #115



Title: King of the Dark (The Prince's Assassin #1)
Author: Ariana Nash
Expected Publication: July 10th 2020
Genres: Fantasy, M M Romance

From the author who brought you the award-winning Silk & Steel series comes a new dark MM high fantasy.

"Your love is worthless, it's your hate I need." ~Prince Vasili Caville

When King Talos Caville surrendered the war to the elves, soldier Nikolas Yazdan vowed never to serve the royals again. He said the same to the prince who tried to buy his loyalty, and learned that the Caville princes don’t take no for an answer.

Whipped for his insolence, Nikolas is also forced into slavery in a palace full of vicious, brutal royals. And Prince Vasili is the worst Caville of all. Malicious and cruel, the prince is more viper than man, and someone inside the palace wants him dead. Nikolas would kill the prince himself if not for one thing: Julian, the prince’s personal guard and Niko’s light in the dark. If Nikolas doesn’t submit to Prince Vasili and discover who is plotting against him, Julian will suffer.

But there’s more wrong in the palace than just the prince. The king is on his deathbed, the ferocious elves are creeping closer to the great city of Loreen, and madness stalks the hallways. There’s poison in the Caville court, and if Nikolas doesn’t discover the real reason Prince Vasili tried to buy him with a bag of coin, the palace, the city, and everything he loves, will be lost forever.

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.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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


Happy Tuesday, Bookworms!  I hope you’re well & safe!  June was another great month for books!  I read 10 books, and added 11 eBooks to my collection.  I'm at the 51% mark on my Goodreads reading challenge for this year.  I've read 77 books so far, and I'm 4 books ahead of schedule.  Here's to another great month of books in July.

eBook Haul
Love in Lockdown by Tracy Lorraine, Angel Devlin, L A Cotton, Khardine Gray, Jade West, Marley Valentine, Nina Levine, Frankie Love, Cora Reilly, Kimberly Knight, Hope Ford, Shaw Hart, Ker Dukey, Haley Jenner
Home for a Cowboy (Windsor, Wyoming #1) by Amy Aislin
The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years Book 1) Sarina Bowen
Rivals (Dragon Reign Book 1) Kit Bladegrave
The President Is Missing James Patterson, Bill Clinton
Introductions (The Ghost Bird #1) by C.L. Stone
Rafe: A Buff Male Nanny (Loose Ends #1) by Rebekah Weatherspoon
The Werewolf Queen (Wheel of Crowns Book 1) Brandi Elledge
Kade's Dark Embrace (Immortals of New Orleans Book 1) Kym Grosso
Becoming Alpha (Alpha Girl Book 1) Aileen Erin
Ahsoka (Star Wars Disney Canon Novel) by E.K. Johnston

Wrap-Up
NoX by Adrienne Wilder (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Off Plan by May Archer  (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Marriage Contract by A.J. Sherwood, Katie Griffin (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Falling for the Geek by R. Cayden (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Project Hero by Briar Prescott (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Cronin's Key by N.R. Walker (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Cronin's Key II by N.R. Walker (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Cronin's Key III by N.R. Walker (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)
Classified by Brooke Blaine, Ella Frank (Rating: 2.5/5 stars)
Up for Heir (Rosavia Royals #1) by Stella Starling (Rating: 3.75/5 stars)

DNF
Theirs for the Night by Katee Robert
Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin 

Format break-down
  • 0 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 10 eBooks
    • 0 (Purchased)
    • 10 (Kindle Unlimited)
How was your month? What was your favorite book you read in June? What books did you add to your collection?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,
Shon


Monday, June 29, 2020

Mid-Year Freak Out Tag


I seen this tag going around BookTube, it look like fun.  Let's get started!

1. Best book you’ve read so far in 2020
Virgin Flyer by Lucy Lennox; Without You by Marley Valentine; Pop Star by Eden Finley; NoX by Adrienne Wilder & Project Hero by Briar Prescott

2. Best sequel you've read so far in 2020
I have not read an sequel this year, to busy staring new series. 

3. New release you haven't read yet, but want to. 
Home for a Cowboy (Windsor, Wyoming #1) by Amy Aislin 

4. Most anticipated release for the second half of the year.
Breaking News & Headlines (Prime Time #2 & #3) by Ella Frank

5. Biggest disappointment.
The Elite Series by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank

6. Biggest surprise.
Cronin's Key (Cronin's Key #1) by N.R. Walker

7. Favorite new author. (Debut or new to you)
Briar Prescott

8. Newest fictional crush.


9. Newest favorite character.
Royal Librarian Edvin Blom from Up for Heir (Rosavia Royals #1) by Stella Starling

10. Book that made you cry.
Without You by Marley Valentine

11. Book that made you happy.
Project Hero by Briar Prescott

12. Most beautiful book you've bought so far this year (or received)
Have not bought any books, reading everything on Kindle Unlimited.

13. What books do you need to read by the end of the year?
The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle #1) by Patrick Rothfuss, I started this book in March.

xoxo,
Shon


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #114

Title: Boyfriend Material
Author: Alexis Hall
Expected Publication: July 7th 2020
Genres: M M Romance

Wanted:
One (fake) boyfriend
Practically perfect in every way


Luc O'Donnell is tangentially--and reluctantly--famous. His rock star parents split when he was young, and the father he's never met spent the next twenty years cruising in and out of rehab. Now that his dad's making a comeback, Luc's back in the public eye, and one compromising photo is enough to ruin everything.

To clean up his image, Luc has to find a nice, normal relationship...and Oliver Blackwood is as nice and normal as they come. He's a barrister, an ethical vegetarian, and he's never inspired a moment of scandal in his life. In other words: perfect boyfriend material. Unfortunately apart from being gay, single, and really, really in need of a date for a big event, Luc and Oliver have nothing in common. So they strike a deal to be publicity-friendly (fake) boyfriends until the dust has settled. Then they can go their separate ways and pretend it never happened.

But the thing about fake-dating is that it can feel a lot like real-dating. And that's when you get used to someone. Start falling for them. Don't ever want to let them go. (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.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #113



Title: Just Like That (Albin Academy #1)
Author: Cole McCade
Expected Publication: June 30th 2020
Genres: M/M Romance

Carina Adores is home to highly romantic contemporary love stories featuring beloved romance tropes, where LGBTQ+ characters find their happily-ever-afters.

Summer Hemlock never meant to come back to Omen, Massachusetts.

But with his mother in need of help, Summer has no choice but to return to his hometown, take up a teaching residency at the Albin Academy boarding school—and work directly under the man who made his teenage years miserable.

Professor Fox Iseya.

Forbidding, aloof, commanding: psychology instructor Iseya is a cipher who’s always fascinated and intimidated shy, anxious Summer. But that fascination turns into something more when the older man challenges Summer to be brave. What starts as a daily game to reward Summer with a kiss for every obstacle overcome turns passionate, and a professional relationship turns quickly personal.

Yet Iseya’s walls of grief may be too high for someone like Summer to climb…until Summer’s infectious warmth shows Fox everything he’s been missing in life.

Now both men must be brave enough to trust each other, to take that leap.

To find the love they’ve always needed…

Just like that.


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.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Manic Monday #19: Mid-Year Check In


Happy Monday, Bookworms!  I hope this post find you all well & safe!  It's June so I thought I would do a mid-year check in.  Back in January I posted my 2020 Goals & Resolutions.  Let's take a look to see where I'm at.

Read 150 Books - I have currently read 67 book this year. 45% done with my 2020 reading challenge and 1 books ahead of schedule.

More Catching up on Series - Instead of catching up or finishing a series I'm already reading. I started 9 new series this year.

Expand My Horizons - I wanted to read at least five fantasy books and three non-fiction books this year. So far I have read one fantasy book.

Book Unhaul - In January I donate over 90 books to my local library.

Get back into Blogging - I'm trying to posted weekly.  Keyword is trying.

Watch More Movies and TV Shows - I want to watch a book-to-movie adaptations so I could feature it on the blog this year.  So far have watch zero.

So that it for now, how is your year going?  

xoxo,
Shon



Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #112


Title:
Classified (The Elite #3)
Author: Brooke Blaine, Ella Frank
Expected Publication: June 23, 2020.
Genres: M/M Romance

Classified is the final book of the Elite Series and should only be read after book one, Danger Zone, and book two, Need for Speed.

They train to serve their country.
They strive to be the best.
But only a select few can be...
The Elite

* * *

MATEO MORGAN
CALL SIGN: SOLO

Reckless, arrogant, and bold, Solo is as known in the U.S. Navy for his bad-boy reputation as he is for his skills as a fighter pilot. It’s a surprise to his peers, then, when he’s chosen to train and compete at the most prestigious naval aviation academy in the world.

MISSION RULES:
1.Kick everyone’s ass.
2.Do whatever it takes to win.
3.Do your best to distract the competition.
4.Especially when that competition is a gorgeous blue-eyed perfectionist who makes your blood run hot.

* * *

GRANT HUGHES
CALL SIGN: PANTHER

Disciplined, smart, and confident, Panther can’t afford not to play by the rules. As the son of a top Navy commander, all eyes are on him, and being anything less than number one is unacceptable.

MISSION RULES:
1.Keep it safe in the air.
2.Prove you’re more than Commander Hughes’s son.
3.No distractions. Stay focused.
4.Don’t fall for your competition—especially not the rebellious heartbreaker with lips made for sinning.

In the heat of the hot California sun, tempers flare and desires ignite as Solo and Panther try to resist their attraction while fighting to be number one.
With passion this intense, the question remains:
Who’s gonna come out on top?


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.

Monday, June 8, 2020

Manic Monday #18: Series I’ve Been Meaning to Start!


Happy Monday Bookworms!   I hope you’re well & safe!  I am sharing series I’ve been meaning to start but haven’t!   I am only doing completed series though because if I did uncompleted ones the list would be never ending!

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
Yes, I want to see what all the fuss is about this series! I hear so many good things about it (and some bad).

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
This is just another great fantasy series that I've heard great things about and I would really like to start.

The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare
I think that at some point I will have to give this series a chance. I mean, everybody seems to love it.

The Shadow and Bone Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo
I'm almost ashamed to admit that I haven't started this series. I've honestly been meaning to for years now, but for some reason I just haven't.

The Gold Seer Trilogy by Rae Carson
I must have read the first two or three chapters of the first book but just wasn’t very appealing to me at the time.

The Queen of the Tearling Series by Erika Johans
One day I will start this series, I'm 99.99% sure I have all of the books in the series.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
The sad part is I own five of the books.

The Abhorsen Series by Garth Nix
Another one that I'm embarrassed to say I've never started on.

I know, some of you are probably reeling over the fact that I haven’t already started some of these series.  The older series have mostly all been on my TBR for years, but I somehow just haven’t gotten around to them. I'm sure there are other series but these are the ones that first jumped to mind when I started working on the post.

Have you read any of these or do you want to read any of these?

xoxo,
Shon


Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #111

Title: Home for a Cowboy (Windsor, Wyoming #1)
Author: Amy Aislin
Expected Publication: June 9th 2020
Genres: M/M Romance

Las doesn't date seasonal workers. Marco's on a three-month contract.

Lassiter Windsor-March has been planning for his future for as along as he can remember and he knows exactly where that future lies: at his family's ranch in Wyoming. What doesn't lie in his future is a summer fling with one of the seasonal workers—they never stick around.

Even if one of those workers is the college crush he's invited to work a summer job at the ranch.

Marco Terlizzese is as laissez-faire as Marco isn't. He might not know where he'll be once his contract with Windsor Ranch is up, but he knows three months is plenty of time to get his long-time crush to agree to go out with him.

Amid a starry summer sky, their chemistry ignites as feelings deepen, forcing Las and Marco to decide where they truly belong. (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.

Monday, June 1, 2020

Shon's June 2020 TBR & Most Anticipated Releases


Happy June Bookworms!  I hope you’re well & safe!  Today I’m here with another shortish post which is my June 2020 TBR and Most Anticipated Releases.  I honestly don’t have too much currently on my June TBR.  I might take it easy this month and just read whatever I feel like at the time.  Anyway, let’s get into it….

The first books on my TBR are the books that I'm currently reading Slow Pitch by Amy Lane & The Play of His Life by Amy Aislin.  From there, I plan on reading the following:  NoX by Adrienne Wilder, The Dancer & the Bear by Quin and How to Steal a Thief (Unholy Trifecta #2) by A.J. Sherwood.

Most Anticipated Releases
I also hope to read the following once they are release this month. Messy Ink (Get Ink'd #2) by Ali Lyda, Home for a Cowboy (Windsor, Wyoming #1) by Amy Aislin, Classified (The Elite #3) by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank and Just Like That (Albin Academy #1) by Cole McCade.

Those are all of the books I hope to read and enjoy this month! Have you read any of these books? What are you planning on reading this month?

xoxo,
Shon


Sunday, May 31, 2020

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

Happy Sunday, Bookworms!  I hope you’re well & safe!  May was another great month for books!  I read 10 books, and added 5 eBooks to my collection.  I'm at the 43% mark on my Goodreads reading challenge for this year.  I've read 65 books so far, and I'm 4 books ahead of schedule.  Here's to another great month of books in June.

eBook Haul
My Midnight Moonlight Valentine by J.J. McAvoy
Elias by Amy Aislin
#Junkie by Cambria Hebert
Heels Over Head by Elyse Springer
Slow Pitch by Amy Lane

Wrap-Up

Daddy Ink (Get Ink'd #1) by Ali Lyda (Rating: 4/5 stars)
My Midnight Moonlight Valentine by J.J. McAvoy (Rating: 3/5 stars)
A Rhythm You Feel by Ann Lister (Rating: 4/5 stars)
Heart Strain by Michele Notaro (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
Digging Deeper by Michele Notaro (Rating: 3.5/5 stars)
Secret Daddy by Liam Kingsley (Rating: 2/5 stars)
Elias by Amy Aislin (Rating: 3/5 stars)
Gunnar's Guardian by Pandora Pine (Rating: 3/5 stars)
My Brother's Best Friend by Aiden Bates(Rating: 3/5 stars)
Inside Affair by Ella Frank (Rating: 4/5 stars)

Format break-down In May, I read a total of 10 books. Here’s the format that I read them in:
  • 0 Physical books (Purchased)
  • 0 Audiobooks (via Audible)
  • 10 eBooks
    • 2 (Purchased)
    • 8 (Kindle Unlimited)
How was your month? What was your favorite book you read in May? What books did you add to your collection?  Let me know in the comments!

xoxo,
Shon

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Can't-Wait Wednesday / Waiting on Wednesday #110

Title: Messy Ink (Get Ink'd #2)
Author: Ali Lyda
Expected Publication: June 9th 2020
Genres: M/M Romance

Dane

Chris is a great doctor, but he can’t heal me…

I learned to look out for myself on the streets and in juvie. I’ve cleaned up my act, but it doesn’t mean that I’m about to start trusting a guy to stick around. Especially not a clean cut doctor like Chris. No wonder I ended things between us the first time around.

I’m sure it’s for the best. A guy like me can’t have a guy like Chris, no matter how much I want him. I’ve done too many bad things, and now karma is coming back to bite me. But every time my path crosses with Chris, I can’t help but wonder what might have been.

Chris

Is Dane too broken to try again with me?

I knew Dane was a player when we hooked up the first time, and I thought I didn’t want strings. But the smoking hot tattoo artist makes me want to break the rules and try something new. His past is full of pain, and I’ve got commitment issues of my own. It’s no wonder we didn’t last.

Dane has hidden depths, and my heart still beats like crazy every time I get close to him. If I let him get too close he could hurt me all over again - but maybe I’m ready to take a risk. Can we overcome the odds and make things work?

Messy Ink is a 70k m/m romance that gives you steamy second chances, a bad boy tattoo artist learning he’s worthy of love, the doctor who’s ready to mend his heart, and tons of gorgeous ink all wrapped up and ready for reality TV.

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.