Thursday, July 28, 2016

July Book Haul:


Lucky enough, my husband bought a two dollar scratch off and we won $1,000!!! After we paid a couple of bills, I was able to purchase a few books. It was such a difficult decision. All of the books I didn't get this time, I will be getting for my birthday via my survey money.

I ordered all of these from Barnes and Noble. They have a great deal when you spend $25+ you get free shipping. ACTUAL free shipping, I know BooksAMillion and Amazon still sometimes charge shipping for some books. Barnes and Noble will probably always be my go-to for online shopping.

There are not particular reasons why I bought the books that I did. I do know for a fact that my next haul will involve some more Colleen Hoover books and the rest of the Indebted series by Pepper Winters.

Title: Only
Author: Helenkay Dimon
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

Sebastian Jameson negotiates for high-end clients who need problems taken care of quickly and discreetly. Accustomed to being in control, he's still reeling from his ex-wife's decision to write a tell-all about their private life, one that highlighted their bedroom activities. The fallout left Bast's love life in chaos, making him a magnet for women who thrive on risky fantasies, and a pariah to all others.

Kyra Royer knows all about Bast's reputation--and is intrigued enough to try to change him into a one-woman guy. But getting him into her bed will be a challenge. He's known her brother for years, and her brother, with his rough past and sniper abilities, is not a man you cross. Kyra knows Bast thinks she's off-limits, so she'll have to get creative to make him hers.

As Kyra turns up the heat, Bast struggles to resist the sexy young woman's considerable charms. But when Bast's job turns from tricky to deadly, keeping Kyra nearby might be the only way to keep her alive--even if it means getting closer than he ever intended...

Title: Tell Me Three Things
Author: Julie Buxbaum
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that's what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she's thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It's been barely two years since her mother's death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith--or an act of complete desperation--Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can't help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends.

Title: The Problem With Forever
Author: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

For some people, silence is a weapon. For Mallory "Mouse" Dodge, it's a shield. Growing up, she learned that the best way to survive was to say nothing. And even though it's been four years since her nightmare ended, she's beginning to worry that the fear that holds her back will last a lifetime.

Now, after years of homeschooling with loving adoptive parents, Mallory must face a new milestone--spending her senior year at public high school. But of all the terrifying and exhilarating scenarios she's imagined, there's one she never dreamed of--that she'd run into Rider Stark, the friend and protector she hasn't seen since childhood, on her very first day.

It doesn't take long for Mallory to realize that the connection she shared with Rider never really faded. Yet the deeper their bond grows, the more it becomes apparent that she's not the only one grappling with the lingering scars from the past. And as she watches Rider's life spiral out of control, Mallory faces a choice between staying silent and speaking out--for the people she loves, the life she wants, and the truths that need to be heard.

Title: Before We Were Strangers
Author: Renee Calino
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

To the Green-Eyed Lovebird:

We met fifteen years ago, almost to the day, when I moved my stuff into the NYU dorm room next to yours at Senior House.

You called us fast friends. I like to think it was more.

We lived on nothing but the excitement of finding ourselves through music (you were obsessed with Jeff Buckley), photography (I couldn't stop taking pictures of you), hanging out in Washington Square Park, and all the weird things we did to make money. I learned more about myself that year than any other.

Yet, somehow, it all fell apart. We lost touch the summer after graduation when I went to South America to work for National Geographic. When I came back, you were gone. A part of me still wonders if I pushed you too heard after the wedding...

I didn't see you again until a month ago. It was a Wednesday. You were rocking back on your heels, balancing on that thick yellow line that runs along the subway platform, waiting for the F train. I didn't know it was you until it was too late, and then you were gone. Again. You said my name; I saw it on your lips. I tried to will the train to stop, just so I could say hello.

After seeing you, all of the youthful feelings and memories came flooding back to me, and now I've spent the better part of a month wondering what your life is like. I might be totally out of my mind, but would you like to get a drink with me and catch ip on the last decade and a half?

M.

Title: The Infinite Moment Of Us
Author: Lauren Myracle
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

For as long as she can remember, Wren Gray's goal has been to please her parents. But as high school graduation nears, so does an uncomfortable realization: Pleasing her parents once overlapped with pleasing herself, but now... not so much. Wren needs to honor her own desires, but how can she if she doesn't even know what they are?

Charlie Parker, on the other hand, is painfully aware of his heart's desire. A gentle boy with a troubled past, Charlie has loved Wren since the day he first saw her. But a girl like Wren would never fall for a guy like Charlie--at least not the sort of guy Charlie believes himself to be.

And yet certain things are written in the stars. And in the summer after high school, Wren and Charlie's souls will collide. But souls are complicated, as are the bodies that house them...

Sexy, romantic, and oh-so-true to life, this is an unforgettable look at first love from one of young adult fiction's greatest writers.

Title: Indebted Series 1-3
Author: Pepper Winters
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

"I own you. I have the piece of paper to prove it. It's undeniable and unbreakable. You belong to me until you've paid off your debts." 

Nila Weaver's family is indebted. Being the first born daughter, her life is forfeit to the first born son of the Hawks to pay for sins of ancestors past. The dark ages might have come and gone, but the debts never leave. She has no choice in the matter.

First Debt: "You say I'll never own you. If I win-you willingly give me that right. You sign not only the debt agreement, but another-one that makes me your master until your last breath is taken. You do that, and I'll give you this." Nila Weaver's family is indebted. Stolen, taken, and bound not by monsters but by an agreement written over six hundred years ago, she has no way out. 

Second Debt: "I tried to play a game. I tried to wield deceit as perfectly as the Hawks. But when I thought I was winning, I wasn't. Jethro isn't what he seems- he's the master of duplicity. However, I refuse to let him annihilate me further." Nila Weaver has grown from naive seamstress to full-blown fighter. Every humdrum object is her arsenal, and sex...sex is her greatest weapon of all.

Title: Je Suis a Toi
Author: Pepper Winters
Purchase: Amazon ~ Kindle

Synopsis:

"Life taught me an eternal love will demand the worst sacrifices. A transcendent love will split your soul, cleaving you into pieces. A love this strong doesn't grant you sweetness-it grants you pain. And in that pain is the greatest pleasure of all."

Q made me the happiest esclave in the world. He gave me his heart, his empire, his ruthless unforgiving love. And life finally left us in peace. 

A man like my maitre has special needs though, growing stronger as our lives intertwine. The only way to survive his monster is to agree to all his desires. 

Including his latest wish. 

I'm his.

And I won't refuse.




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