Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #17 ~ I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: I Wish You Were Mine (Oxford, #2)
 Author:  Lauren Layne
Genre:  Adult, Contemporary Romance, Sports
Publication Date:  February 2nd, 2016

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Goodreads Summary-

Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.

I'm waiting because...

I really liked Stiletto series more than I expected and the first book in this series, Irresistibly Yours, just turned out to be my super favourite book so I can't wait for the second one in this series. Plus, the last part from the previous book just left me intrigued for the second book. And the synopsis! I haven't read any book with this kind of situation.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #7 ~ Top Ten Bookish things that I am Thankful for(Freebie).



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted and created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new theme and everyone is invited to join in!

This week's topic is Top Ten Bookish things that I am Thankful for:

I love books. They're my life. So without further ado here is the list of 10 bookish things that I am thankful for:

1. Let me start off with just the books. I am thankful for all the books in the world. They benefit some, make someone smile or make someone just feel something, so yeah thank you for that!

2. Now I'll talk a little about authors and no doubt first author I am thankful for is Nalini Singh! Thank you for creating Psy-Changeling books and writing/publishing all the short stories and deleted scenes(I love them!)

3. I am thankful to Jill Shalvis for creating Lucky Harbor World! Its my go to happy place. She is really a cool person with an awesome blog and so many amazing books!

4. I am thankful to all the authors that I read books of. There are just so many that I am thankful to. That it's impossible to thank everyone and not forget someone. So, I'll thank each and every single one author just at once. Just in case if you want to check which all authors? They're there in my goodreads list! :P

5. I started blogging and have come to know so many great blogs and people cause of it! Love bookish bloggers! There're so many really great bloggers! They inspire me!

6. My Instagram has totally turned into bookstagram and I am so impressed with it. I not only enjoy uploading bookish photos but also coming to know so many bookstagrammers(its not a word, I know. LOL). They're all really amazing and love so many posts on IG! I am really inspired by them. I don't know what I would upload most of the time if it weren't for books. 

7. Thankful to books again. Similar to the first one but this one is personal. I learnt so much from books, my grammar definitely has become better. I have to come so many interesting/cool stuff cause of books! I have grown up so much cause of it. Like with the change of genre in my reading from YA to NA to Adult I change too, I feel. I still go back and read YA but I have started reading Adult genre too and I think that made me a bit mature. 

8. I am thankful to books (again!) for making my life really interesting cause I can just jump from one world to another. A book is not just a book but its a whole another world, I love to spend time in.

9. This is a non-bookish one. I am thankful for my Family of course. For supporting even though you think I am making mistakes and letting me be the crazy me and all.

10. Last but not the least, I am thankful for my two best friends. Janhvi, being that calm and  pleasant person. Introducing me to this bookish world and just so thankful that our taste in books match and that is why, this has been so much fun! Helping me out in almost everything! She's kinda my makeup and book guru. And Neharika for being crazy and strong person. She's my partner in crime(Not that I commit some amazing/cool crimes) but embarrassing ones lol. 



So,  this was my top ten list. What about you? Let me know.

Sunday, 22 November 2015

Review ~ Midnight Pursuits(Killer Instincts #4) by Elle Kennedy

Goodreads Summary: 

Her job is to stay hidden.
Too bad he can’t take his eyes off her.

Soldier-for-hire Ethan Hayes is the youngest member of an elite mercenary team. While he may be affectionately nicknamed the rookie, the skills Ethan honed as a Marine make him seriously dangerous. But when a sudden distress call puts him in close quarters with a rival, he finds more than his field skills being put to the test.

Juliet Mason stands out as the master thief in a covert group of assassins and spies. Her latest mission is personal—and it’s gone horribly wrong. Juliet may prefer to work alone, but when the rookie comes to her aid in snowy Eastern Europe, she can’t deny they make a good team. But even up against a powerful enemy, their most challenging task yet may be fighting the passion between them...

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My Review :

It was a great read. I mean, I didn't expect to like it as much as I did. Killer Instincts is a great series and my favourite one. I love Elle Kennedy's writing no doubt. But I wasn't expecting much from the lead characters. But they surprised me and it in fact turned out to be one of my favourite books in the series.

Ethan is the “rookie” of Morgan's team, cause he is the youngest member of his team. He receives a call meant for Isabel from Juliet and she’s in trouble. Juliet is very injured and sounds like she's in trouble so Ethan drops everything and comes to Juliet’s aid.

Juliet Mason is an ex-master thief, now an assassin for Noelle’s group of assassins. When Juliet gets a call from a hospital that her brother, Henry is shot and in critical condition, she hops immediately on a plane. When she finds out his fiancĂ©e was murdered in a professional way, Juliet takes it upon herself to track down the killer and exact her brother's and her vengeance.

Now in the last book, I wasn't the couple's big fan cause of their constant arguments. But in this book, you get to see his another alpha side.
So it start with Ethan helping Juliet get better and then he sticks and insists on helping Juliet out. Juliet, who is used to solitude on her mission is uncomfortable with Ethan joining in, especially when its her personal mission.

And how they work together and other characters come into play is just awesome. The story flows perfectly after that. I liked how age didn't really affect their relationship. Juliet was pretty cool about it once she admits to liking him. It was another great hit in Killer Instincts series!

I like the dialogues in this series, they're all very witty and fun and emotional.
Some of my favourite dialogues from this book: 

“Out of curiosity, what do you do on the second date?”
The grin he shot her melted her insides. “I subscribe to baseball rules, of course. First, second, third, and then I screw your brains out.”
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"Hold on--did you just call me Ethan?"
Her olive cheeks took on a pink hue. "No."
"You said my name. Not kiddo, not rookie. My actual name."
"So what if I did?"
Triumph coursed through his blood. "It means I'm getting to you."
Now she was practically sputtering. "You're not getting to me."
"Ha. I totally am." He flashed a victorious grin. "You like me."
"I do not."
"You absolutely do."
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Dumbfounded, Ethan stared at the bag before meeting her dark eyes. “You broke into a bakery to steal cookies for me?”
“Don’t you dare read anything into it,” she grumbled, as if sensing his thoughts. “They’re just cookies, for fuck’s sake. Doesn’t mean a thing.”
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"I mean it, sweetheart. You're not walking away from me. Not until we finish what we've started. And even then, I still won't let you go." 
"How very caveman of you."
"Don't care. You're not going anywhere, Jules."
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My Rating - 4.5 stars!




Friday, 20 November 2015

Friday Finds #1

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FRIDAY FINDS is a weekly meme hosted by adailyrhythm                                                     It showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased).
So my first Friday Finds. Here is my pile that added to my tbr recently:
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Yeah all of them are contemporary romance books. Guess this was contemporary romance genre week.
What are your Friday Finds? Let me know, in the comments below.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #16 ~ My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge, #2) by Jill Shalvis


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: My Kind of Wonderful (Cedar Ridge, #2)
 Author:  Jill Shalvis
Genre:  Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date:  December 22nd, 2015

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Goodreads Summary-

UNEXPECTED AND UNDENIABLE...

Bailey Moore has an agenda: skiing in the Rockies, exploring castles in Europe, ballroom dancing in Argentina. Now that she has a second lease on life, she's determined not to miss a thing. What she doesn't realize is that item #1 comes with a six-foot-one ski god hot enough to melt a polar ice cap. She doesn't want to miss out on him either, but Hudson Kincaid isn't the type of guy to love and let go. And as gorgeous as Cedar Ridge is, she's not planning to stick around.

As head of ski patrol at his family's resort, Hud thinks he's seen it all. But never has he run into someone like Bailey. She might look delicate, but her attitude is all firecracker. And her infectious joy touches something deep within him that he's been missing far too long. Now he'll just have to convince Bailey to take a chance on her biggest adventure yet . . . something rare and all kinds of wonderful.

I'm waiting because...

I liked the first book in the series, we meet the hero in the first book itself and I really liked him plus I love Jill Shalvis, so no doubt I'm waiting for this book badly.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #6 ~ Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted and created by The Broke and the Bookish. Each week, they post a new theme and everyone is invited to join in!

This week's topic is Top Ten Quotes I Loved From Books I Read In The Past Year Or So 

I love book quotes. Sometimes even if I end up not liking the story, the quotes make it up for it. Here are some of the quotes I like:

1. “...if you could make a beautiful piece of art from discarded newspapers and old matchbooks, then it meant that everything had potential. And maybe people were like collages-no matter how broken or useless we felt, we were an essential part of the whole. We mattered.” 
― Heather Demetrios, I'll Meet You There

2. “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world.” 
― John Green, Paper Towns

3. “Day or night, rain or shine, I’ll be there for you... Just be my friend.” 
― Nalini Singh, Rock Redemption

4.  “Selflessness. It should be the basis of every relationship. If a person truly cares about you, they'll get more pleasure from the way they make you feel, rather than the way you make them feel.” 
― Colleen Hoover, Confess

5. “Mirrors have an uncanny way of telling the truth.” 
― Marissa Meyer, Cinder

6. “Because while she's so pre-occupied reading... I'm so pre-occupied reading her.” 
― Jay McLean, More Than Forever

7. “I feel like I've loved you for eternity, and it's not even close to long enough.” 
― Jay McLean, More Than Forever 

8. “Try to believe that maybe more light shines out of those who have the most cracks.” 
― Mia Sheridan, Archer's Voice

9. “I didn’t know enough to dream you, Bree, but somehow you came true anyway. How did that happen?” He rubbed his nose along mine, pausing and then pulling back again. “Who read my mind and knew exactly what I wanted, even when I didn’t?” 
― Mia Sheridan, Archer's Voice
**Bonus quote: “I lost my heart to you. And, Bree, in case you're wondering, I don't ever want it back.” 
― Mia Sheridan, Archer's Voice

10. “Tomorrow will be better.”
“But what if it’s not?” I asked.
“Then you say it again tomorrow. Because it might be. You never know, right? At some point, tomorrow will be better.” 

― Morgan Matson, Amy and Roger's Epic Detour





So,  this was my top ten list. What about you? Let me know.

Friday, 6 November 2015

Feature and Follow Friday # 7



Feature & Follow is a meme hosted by two hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read. Every week, 2 blogs will be featured allowing everyone to discover some new blogs!


Today's question:

If you could take the place of one author which author would it be and what changes would you make in his/her writing style? – Suggested by NJKinny’s World of Books & Stuff. 
I don't think I wanna take place of any author. Because no matter how best the book is or if the book is crappy, I haven't put any effort into it. Not gone through what the writers go through for that particular book. Sure, if I have some problems with the book, I write it in my review but I never felt like changing someone's writing style.


What about you?
Leave links to your Feature & Follow down in the comments below and I will follow back. :)

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #15 ~ More Than Enough (More Than, #5) by Jay McLean


"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

Title: More Than Enough (More Than, #5) 
 Author:  Jay McLean
Genre:  New Adult, Romance, Contemporary
Publication Date:  November 16th, 2015

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Goodreads Summary-

There’s no emotion greater than fear.
No ache greater than grief.
No sound greater than silence.
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I’m grateful he showed up on my doorstep,
pissed off and angry at the world.
If he hadn’t, I wouldn’t be here.
And I don’t just mean here on this journey with him.
I mean here, in this world.
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I wonder what events in all our lives—hers included—are The Turning Points? The points where we all determine that the fear of our pasts and the uncertainty of our futures are greater than our need for happiness.
Here.
Now.
While time and everything around us stands unmoving… who’s to say we can’t have it all?
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We wanted it all.
We wanted it with each other.
We thrived on the chaos we created.
And ignored the Mayhem that ensued.
Because falling in love was easy.
But sometimes, love isn’t enough.

I'm waiting because...

I liked this series right from the first book itself. So its a nice series with great writing.And I guess this is the last book in this series so can't wait!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?