Friday, 8 December 2017

FRIDAY READS #9 | ROCK HARD (ROCK KISS, #2) BY NALINI SINGH



Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 

24901399Goodreads Summary: 

In New York Times Bestselling author Nalini Singh’s newest contemporary romance, passion ignites between a gorgeous, sinfully sexy man who built himself up from nothing and a shy woman who has a terrible secret in her past… 

Wealthy businessman Gabriel Bishop rules the boardroom with the same determination and ruthlessness that made him a rock star on the rugby field. He knows what he wants, and he’ll go after it no-holds-barred.

And what he wants is Charlotte Baird.

Charlotte knows she’s a mouse. Emotionally scarred and painfully shy, she just wants to do her job and remain as invisible as possible. But the new CEO—a brilliant, broad-shouldered T-Rex of a man who growls and storms through the office, leaving carnage in his wake—clearly has other plans. Plans that may be equal parts business and bedroom.

If Charlotte intends to survive this battle of wits and hearts, the mouse will have to learn to wrangle the T-Rex. Game on.

BOOK BEGINNINGS:

Charlotte closed the final updated folder with a smile. Pushing back from her desk after shutting down her computer, she stretched to loosen up the kinks, then decided to visit the restroom before heading out to catch the 6:15 bus home. It was a good bet it’d be blissfully empty this late on a Saturday since most people were coming into the city while she was heading in the opposite direction. 


FRIDAY 56:

“I can’t work late on the fourteenth.”
Gabriel raised an eyebrow. “Ervin?”
“Ernest. And yes.” When he snorted, she’d had it. Slamming down her tub of ice cream, she glared at him. “He’s a very good friend, and since you know nothing about him, I’d appreciate it if you kept your opinions to yourself!”
Gabriel’s eyes—that steely gray that could almost be silver when he laughed—glinted. “You’re dating him and you still call him a friend?”
So maybe it was a teensy bit her fault he thought she was still dating Ernest.


MY THOUGHTS:

I reread this book this year and I loved it! The characters, the story, the writing everything gets an A+! You can find my review of this book here.


Which book features in your Friday Reads below? Comment the links below, I would love to visit your blog!


Tuesday, 5 December 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY #22 | TOP BOOKISH SETTING I WOULD LOVE TO VISIT


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Bookish settings I would love to visit:


1. PSY-CHANGELING SERIES BY NALINI SINGH:

I have to choose this first because the setting in this series is worldwide, the main events don't take place in one area but I would love to visit DarkRiver and SnowDancer territories now even StoneWater's territory!

2. LUCKY HARBOR SERIES BY JILL SHALVIS:

I started loving small town romances and asult contemporaries because of this series. Lucky Harbor is an ideal town for me and I would LOVE to visit it.

3. NARNIA BY C.S. LEWIS:

I mean who doesn't want to go to Narnia?!

4. HEARTBREAKER BAY BY JILL SHALVIS:

After Lucky Harbor this setting Jill Shalvis in San Francisco is becoming my fast favourite. Would love to visit O'Reily's pub and meet this amazing group of people!

5. HARRY POTTER BY J.K. ROWLING:

WHERE IS MY LETTER FROM HOGWARTS?

6. HEATHER WELLS MYSTERIES BY MEG CABOT:

I actually want to visit New York but this series makes me want to visit it now!!!

7. FBI/US ATTORNEY SERIES BY JULIE JAMES:

After New York its Chicago stop for me! Ugh I heart this series so much! I want to see this city because of this series so bad!!

8. AERIAL ETHEREAL SERIES BY KRISTA AND BECCA RITCHIE:

I had kind of a different image of Las Vegas but these books have shown me different side of Las Vegas, so I want to visit Las Vegas and meet the Katovas!

9. CHERISH HARD BY NALINI SINGH:

Oh after reading this and hearing about New Zealand from the author so much, I seriously want to visit this heartstopping beautiful place.

10. THE RAVENELS BY LISA KLEYPAS:

Can I go back in time and visit the historical world to meet the Ravenels?

So there you go. These are my top ten. What are yours?


Sunday, 3 December 2017

BOOK REVIEW | CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE (HEARTBREAKER BAY, #4) BY JILL SHALVIS

Goodreads Summary: 

Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.



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My Rating - 5 stars!


My Review:

I first read Jill Shalvis' books back in 2013, it was Lucky Harbor series and I have been a fan of her stories since then. Her books are my happy place so I am always waiting for them. I was especially waiting for Spence because he so deserved a book.

We meet Spencer in the previous books and he is this hot genius who hasn't found any luck in the relationship department. We meet Colbie in this book as she is trying to escape her reality to find some inspiration to write her stories. She ends up in San Francisco. As she is trying to leave New York in the packed flight schedule, that's during Christmas time, so she goes where the destiny takes her. The destiny wants her near the fountain where Pru's, Willa's and Elle's wishes came true(hehe). 

Spencer always has been alone then he meets this group of people, cue in Finn, Pru, Willa, Elle, Archer, Joe and everyone, who have become his family and he works with his best friend Caleb. So Spencer is all about settling down and making a home as he finally has a family.

Colbie has always worked very hard to take care of her family like an adult. Looked after her mother and her brothers after her father left. But thankfully her book series Storm Fever takes off. But there's a problem, the chaos of her family and the pressure of the desires of her management for the series, she has a writer's block. She is looking for some scenery change and some inspiration thus ends up in San Francisco and meets Spencer and his group of friends.

Colbie's stay is temporary but Spencer and Colbie can't seem to keep their feelings at bay. Even though I am not a believer of coincidences, this story made me believe in them and thoroughly enjoyed these events taking place because of some coincidences. They were all very believable and relatable too. That's the beauty of the writing I feel. Because not only I LOVED Spencer and Colbie as characters, I LOVED their story as well!

All the side characters deserve a special mention because they were all so lovely! Elle and everyone else is worried about Spence and they look after him. I loved seeing them, they are all my favourites, Finn and Pru, Willa and Keane, Elle and Archer, Joe and even his best friend Caleb. And Eddie! His relation with the group brought his character in full circle! I so can't wait for Joe and Kylie! 



 Some of my favourite quotes

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“Close out the world,” he said in her ear.
“Close out everything but this.” 

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“Colbie looked at Spence. “Are you sure you’re not in a relationship with Elle?”
“No, I’m in a relationship with bad judgment.” 

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“You’re taking a stray cat but leaving behind your man?”
Colbie’s heart twisted. Her man… “He doesn’t fit into the cat carrier.” 

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“Look at you… You’re perfect."
"Not… perfect."
"Perfect to me…” 

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Saturday, 2 December 2017

STACKING THE SHELVES #11



Stacking The Shelves is hosted by  Tynga's Reviews and it's 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!

Hello Everyone!

Since I am lagging behind in my Goodreads goal, I thought I would add some novellas this week to catch up with the goal. So here's my haul of some novellas and novels.

(Click on the links to go to the Goodreads pages of the mentioned books)


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I love this series so I can't wait for this one! I love reading historical this time of the year.


                       
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I loved the synopsis of this and like I said I need them novella haha


          
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I like A.L. Jackson so I thought I'll start reading this series with this novella!


                       
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I just wanted to read some Christmas-y books this season haha. Love the description!

          
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I love this author and it's a Christmas book! An easy addition to my haul!

          
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I LOVE this author since I read Archer's Voice. This book sounds nice and look at that pretty cover!!

These are the new addition to my shelf. I would love to know about yours so comment your post links down below! 

Friday, 1 December 2017

FRIDAY READS #8 | CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE (HEARTBREAKER BAY, #4) BY JILL SHALVIS



Book Beginnings is a book meme hosted by Rose City Reader where participants share the first sentence (or so) of the book, along with initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires.
The Friday 56 is hosted by Freda’s Voice, and the rules are quite simple: Grab a book, any book, turn to page 56 or 56% in your e-reader. Find any non-spoilery sentence(s) and post.
This week’s book: 


33783425Goodreads Summary: 

Meet cute...

Run for the hills—temporarily. That's Colbie Albright's plan when she flees New York for San Francisco. Wrangling her crazy family by day and writing a bestselling YA fantasy series by night has taken its toll. In short, Colbie's so over it that she's under it. She's also under the waters of a historic San Francisco fountain within an hour of arrival. Fortunately, the guy who fishes Colbie out has her looking forward to Christmas among strangers. But she's pretty sure Spencer Baldwin won't be a stranger for long.

Make merry...

Spence's commitment to hiding from the Ghosts of Relationships Past means he doesn't have to worry about the powerful—okay, crazy hot chemistry—he's got with Colbie. Just because she can laugh at anything, especially herself... just because she's gorgeous and a great listener just because she gets Spence immediately doesn't mean he won't be able to let Colbie go. Does it?

and hope for a miracle.

Now the clock's ticking for Colbie and Spence: Two weeks to cut loose. Two weeks to fall hard. Two weeks to figure out how to make this Christmas last a lifetime.

BOOK BEGINNINGS:

Colbie Albright stood in the crowded LaGuardia Airport staring up at the flight departure board. Her chest was tight and her throat felt like it was closing in. Classic anxiety, she told herself. Just breathe right through it. Not that her body listened to her brain. Her body rarely listened to good sense. In any case, it was December 1 and people were rushing all around her like chickens without their heads, while she stood still trying to figure out her choice of destination. 


FRIDAY 56:

“I was supposed to pick Spence up at seven!” she whispered furiously to Eddie. “I’m late! I’m never late! Should I call him?” Eddie grinned. “Or you could just turn around and talk to him.” “Wait—he can see us?” she asked, horrified, eyes nearly bugging out of her head. “We’re not invisible?” “Christ,” Spence said. She whirled to face him. “I’m so sorry! I don’t know where the time went!” He looked into her stoner red eyes and had to laugh. “I do.” She flushed. “We got caught up . . . talking.” “Uh-huh.” Spence looked over her head at Eddie and his mouth tightened. “You butted in.” Eddie shrugged, the gesture apparently so Spence-like that Colbie clapped a hand to her mouth. “I see it now,” she said behind her fingers. “The similarities.” Spence added disbelief to his anger. “You told her?”


MY THOUGHTS:

I loved reading this book, it was SO good! I am going to review this soon but since its December 1st today I thought I'll share this because as you can see it in the Beginnings section, this book starts on December the 1st.


Which book features in your Friday Reads below? Comment the links below, I would love to visit your blog!


Wednesday, 22 November 2017

CAN'T WAIT WEDNESDAY / WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #46 | HELLO STRANGER (THE RAVENELS, #4) BY LISA KLEYPAS


Can't Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings to spotlight and talk about the books that we are excited about that we have yet to read. Generally, they are books that are yet to be released as well. It's based on "Waiting On" Wednesday hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine

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Title: Hello Stranger (The Ravenels, #4)
(Click on the title to know more about it on Goodreads.)
 Author:  Lisa Kleypas
Genre: Historical Romance
Publication Date:  November 7th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

A woman who defies her time

Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every rule

As a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett's skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he's ever known.


I'm waiting because...

Historicals by Lisa Kleypas are just an amazing treat to read. I love this series and I am so excited to read Garrett and Ethan's book!!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

TOP TEN TUESDAY #21 | TEN BOOKS I READ THIS YEAR THAT I AM THANKFUL FOR


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week's topic is Top Ten Books I am thankful for. But I am posting only about the books I read this year, because I have too many books on my list that I am thankful for.


1. SILVER SILENCE (PSY-CHANGELING TRINITY #1) BY NALINI SINGH:

This series is my favourite and its for a great reason, because not only the world created by Nalini Singh is fan-freaking-tastic and genius, the characters in each book, the story and the writing everything about this series is just amazing. So I have to be thankful for these books.

2. ADDICTED SERIES BY KRISTA AND BECCA RITCHIE:

I started reading this series this year, years after I added it to my tbr. I only regret joining this fandom so late. The characters and their stories have become like home to me. I can never get enough of this squad! I love each and every character from this series. Connor, Lo, Ryke, Rose, Lily, Daisy and even Willow and Garrison. I am on the last book of this series and I am sad to say goodbye to this series. Thank god for the spin-off series called, Like Us.

3. WHEN IT'S REAL BY ERIN WATT:

I hadn't read many YA books lately and whichever ones that I read, I didn't like them or find them as good as my old reads. So I was thankful for this book, as it got me back into liking YA books!

4. CHASING CHRISTMAS EVE (HEARTBREAKER BAY, #4) BY JILL SHALVIS:

I always love reading Christmas books, not only that but a good Contemporary book and Jill Shalvis NEVER fails to deliver that. I always enjoy her books, I am always rereading them, my mood just uplifts if its down after reading them. Lucky Harbor is my the favourite contemporary romance series by her but I see Heartbreaker Bay giving it a good competition!

5. DEVIL IN SPRING (THE RAVENELS, #3) BY LISA KLEYPAS:

I discovered Lisa Kleypas's historical books last year and I fell more for this genre. Her historical books are a must read. This book was filled with sweetness and my feminist little heart just loved it. Loved the heroine and the hero too. It was a lot of fun seeing all the old favourites from the Wallflowers series!

6. SHADOWDANCE (LONDON DANCE, #4) KRISTEN CALLIHAN:

I try to start and finish one series every year. This year it was two, this one and the Addicted series. I love paranormal romances and I love historical romances so when I discovered the combination of the two, I had to read this one. This series gets better and better with each book. I especially loved this book.

7. THE THING ABOUT LOVE BY JULIE JAMES:

I love watching FBI/law or crime shows like that but I had never read books about FBI or police until I picked up FBI/US Attorney series by this author way back in 2013 and I just loved them so much. I am always waiting for Julie James' books eagerly and when I do get to read them, I'm highly entertained and never disappointed. So I was very thankful to read this one this year!

8. AERIAL ETHEREAL SERIES BY KRISTA AND BECCA RITCHIE:

Double feature for these twin authors and a very notable one because this series just proves that you can fall in love with any book or character these people write about. I never thought that circus would be this cool or there could be so many untold stories of these characters. This series is very unique. It's set in Las Vegas too! I have never been to Las Vegas but whenever I think about this place I had particular scenes in my mind based on the tv shows/ movies but there's so much more to this city. I explored the city with Thora and can't wait to do more of that exploring!

9. CHERISH HARD (HARD PLAY, #1) BY NALINI SINGH:

Of course, Nalini Singh too gets a double feature, she's one of my TOP favourite authors you see. Besides that, this book is amazing and you can find my review here.

10. THE HATING GAME BY SALLY THORNE:

Last but not the least, The Hating Game by Sally Thorne. This was my first read by this author. I loved reading this book, I love contemporary books and this one is among the best ones! Great characters and sweet story. I can't wait to read more books by her! 

So there you go. These are my top ten. What are yours?