Saturday, 22 April 2017

Stacking the Shelves #4



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!

I went to a per kilo book sale in January and February so this week I am going to write about the paperbacks I bought since January.


1. January Haul


I just love a good book sale. I got all of this for so cheap, sure some of them are second-hand books but overall it was a great haul!

2. February Haul


Love this haul because I just got a hardback for so cheap with all the other amazing books. I've got some Sophie Kinsella hardbacks in this sale and I can't wait to start reading them. I also got some new Authors like Freya North and Vanessa Diffenbaugh will get to them soon and review too. I am also now down to two books to get in The Iron Fey series, can't wait to start with that series too.


3. March Haul


This was my birthday month(1st of March) so I got Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh as a gift from my best friend, the series I was waiting to collect in paperbacks the most! If you've seen me blabber about Psy-Changeling series or any books by Nalini Singh here or on Instagram, you know I LOVE her books so I was ecstatic to get the first book. Then I won the amazon giveaway just a day before my birthday so couldn't help but gift myself with two more Psy-Changeling books. So this was the BEST haul of 2017 till now for me. It also was free, so it's just like a cherry on the top!

This is my paperback haul of 2017, next week I'll be back with some new releases ebook haul. I would love to know yours so comment the links down below!

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #35 ~ Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers #3) by Sarina Bowen


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

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Title: Pipe Dreams (Brooklyn Bruisers, #3)
(Click on the title to know more about it on goodreads.)
 Author:  Sarina Bowen
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Sports
Publication Date:  May 2nd, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

A goalie has to trust his instincts, even when taking a shot to the heart…

Mike Beacon is a champion at defending the net, but off the ice, he’s not so lucky. A widower and a single father, he’s never forgotten Lauren Williams, the ex who gave him the best year of his life. When Lauren reappears in the Bruisers office during the playoffs, Beacon sees his chance to make things right.

Lauren hates that she’s forced to travel with the team she used to work for and the man who broke her heart. There’s still undeniable sexual tension running between her and Mike, but she won’t go down that road again. She’s focused on her plans for the future—she doesn’t need a man to make her dreams of motherhood come true.

Lauren plays her best defensive game, but she’s no match for the dark-eyed goalie. When the field of play moves to Florida, things heat up on the beach.

One of Mike’s biggest fans doesn’t approve—his teenage daughter. But a true competitor knows not to waste the perfect shot at love.

I'm waiting because...

I really loved the first two books. This is the first series by this author that I'm reading and I absolutely love it. I can't wait to read this story because the hints which we get in the second book has gotten me all anticipated for this book.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Blog Tour: Any Day Now (Sullivan's Crossing #2) by Robyn Carr | Book Review

Goodreads Summary: 

The highly anticipated sequel to #1 New York Times bestselling author Robyn Carr's What We Find transports readers back to Sullivan's Crossing. The rustic campground at the crossroads of the Colorado and Continental Divide trails welcomes everyone—whether you're looking for a relaxing weekend getaway or a whole new lease on life. It's a wonderful place where good people face their challenges with humor, strength and love. 

For Sierra Jones, Sullivan's Crossing is meant to be a brief stopover. She's put her troubled past behind her but the path forward isn't yet clear. A visit with her big brother Cal and his new bride, Maggie, seems to be the best option to help her get back on her feet. 

Not wanting to burden or depend on anyone, Sierra is surprised to find the Crossing offers so much more than a place to rest her head. Cal and Maggie welcome her into their busy lives and she quickly finds herself bonding with Sully, the quirky campground owner who is the father figure she's always wanted. But when her past catches up with her, it's a special man and an adorable puppy who give her the strength to face the truth and fight for a brighter future. In Sullivan's Crossing Sierra learns to cherish the family you are given and the family you choose.


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My Rating - 4 stars!


My Review:

Any Day Now is the second installment of Sullivan's Crossing and its a story of Cal's sister, Sierra Jones. I haven't read the first book, which is Cal's book, but after reading this book I want to read and know his story for sure.

Sierra Jones has come to Sullivan's Crossing to stay and get reconnected with her brother Cal and meet his wife Maggie, also to run away from her past problems but little did she know that it would become her home. She is very determined to be independent by not leaning on anybody for help. She is an alcoholic but is 9 months sober and wants to maintain that and move forward. She then meets Sully, Maddie's father and he immediately takes her under his wing and is a very nice father figure for her. I really loved their part. Soon she meets swoon-worthy Conrad(Connie) and she is enthralled by him. Then Molly, a golden retriever, whom she rescues from her abusive owner. 

Sierra was a very strong-willed character with vulnerabilities in sight. It was very unique how a character can be so strong but had weaknesses too and that just made it more realistic. She was hurt badly in the past, hence she wasn't able to trust people and let go but you see in this book how she grows and finally accepts people around to be her family, not just Cal but with Sully, Connie and Maggie too. She fights her past very heroically too. 

Conrad is a firefighter, a paramedic and a search and rescue volunteer. He has his fair share of troubled past but he was really very sweet and supportive of Sierra. He was a very nice and perfect addition to Sierra's and Molly's life. I loved how they started out, everything was cute. But I would have liked to read more parts of him. I was a little unsatisfied with his pov, I wanted more.

You also get a cute side story of Tom and Lola. Also, you get a lot of Cal, Sully, Maggie, Connie, everyone was very nice and I loved to read about them. Loved the storyline, it covered a lot of abusive parts and a lot of romantic parts with a perfect ending. A great short and sweet story for people looking for a good contemporary novel!

*Received an ARC of the copy from the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.*

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Thirsty Thursdays and Hungry Hearts ~ #3

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

It is hosted by Unconventional Bookviews . The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. 
So without further ado:

This week, my quote is from my top favourite book in this year so far, Devil in Spring from The Ravenels series by Lisa Kleypas. Its a historical romance story. Gabriel, son of Sebastian and Evie from Devil in Winter(Wallflowers series) is our hero and Pandora a wild spirited, independent and a very sweet girl is our heroine. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Now you enjoy reading about the feast.

The Challons’ cook and kitchen staff had outdone themselves with a variety of dishes featuring spring vegetables and local fish and game. Although the cook back home at Eversby Priory was excellent, the food at Heron’s Point was a cut above. There were colorful vegetables cut into tiny julienne strips, tender artichoke hearts roasted with butter, steaming crayfish in a sauce of white burgundy and truffles, and delicate filets of sole coated with crisp breadcrumbs. Pheasant covered with strips of bacon and roasted to juicy, smoky perfection was served with a side of boiled potatoes that had been whipped with cream and butter into savory melting fluff. Beef roasts with peppery crackled hides were brought out on massive platters, along with golden-crusted miniature game pies, and macaroni baked with Gruyère cheese in clever little tart dishes.

Thanks for stopping by! Leave links to your Thirsty Thursdays, I'll be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #34 ~ All Closed Off (Rusk University #4) by Cora Carmack


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

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Title: All Closed Off (Rusk University, #4)
(Click on the title to know more about it on goodreads.)
 Author:  Cora Carmack
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, New Adult
Publication Date:  May 1st, 2017


Goodreads Summary:

Stella Santos is fine.

Maybe something terrible happened to her that she can’t even remember. And maybe it drives her crazy when her friends treat her like she’s on the verge of breaking because of it. Maybe it feels even worse when they do what she asks and pretend that it never happened at all. And maybe she’s been getting harassing emails and messages for months from people who don’t even know her, but hate her all the same.

But none of that matters because she’s just fine.

For Ryan Blake, Stella was always that girl. Vibrant and hilarious and beautiful. He wanted her as his best friend. His more than friends. His everything and anything that she would give him. Which these days is a whole lot of nothing. She gets angry when he’s there. Angry when he’s not there. Angry when he tries to talk and when he doesn’t.

When Stella devises an unconventional art project for one of her classes all about exploring intimacy—between both friends and strangers—Ryan finds himself stepping in as guinea pig after one of her subjects bails. What was supposed to be an objective and artistic look at emotion and secrets and sex suddenly becomes much more personal. When he hits it off with another girl from the project, Stella will have to decide if she’s willing to do more than make art about intimacy. To keep him, she’ll have to open up and let herself be the one thing she swore she’d never be again.

Vulnerable. 

I'm waiting because...

I really love this author's writing. I love this series, you can check out my reviews of this series too and I have waited for Stella and Ryan's book since the first book so really really excited for this most anticipated book in the series' release.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #18 ~ Top Ten Fandoms I'm into.


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten fandoms I am into.

I love reading, binge watching tv shows and movies, so there are quite a few fandoms I am into.

1.Psy-Changeling series:


I LOVE LOVE this series. Like this is my TOP favourite series and so this is at the top my fandom list. I follow this series by following the author, Nalini Singh's blog, have endless discussions with my best friend who loves this series just as much and have endless discussions again with readers who love this series too.
                       
2. Supernatural:  

Love this series, love Jensen, Jared and Misha everybody in the show. I used to watch it on tv then started rewatching it with my friend and love it even more. I follow Jensen and Jared on twitter and Instagram they're just as fun as Dean and Sam.

3. Lucky Harbor:

This series made me fall in love with small town light romance stories. I love the author, Jill Shalvis, I follow her on various social media, she is really fun which shows in her books.

4. Marvel's Avengers:

I like DC too of course, cause it has Batman and Superman and Wonderwoman but I prefer Marvel. I really like this world and watch every movie, I cannot go without watching them. Captain America, Black Widow and Hawkeye are my favourite. 

5. DC TV shows:

I might prefer Marvel with the movies but I do love DC TV shows, Arrow, The Flash and Supergirl all three are my favourite shows. Though I have yet to catch up with the new seasons, I do really like to think I am into the fandom cause I kinda follow all three shows storylines everywhere and discuss a lot about them with my bookstagram friends.

6. Lisa Kleypas Historical Books:

I just started reading her historical books last year, but now I cannot stop reading them at all. So a major fan of her Historical books.

7. Disney:

I love all the movies by Disney. Love watch and rewatching them since childhood. So this had to make the list. 

8. Marvel's X-Men:

I wasn't that into X-Men before last year, I started watching it with my best friend and now I LOVE X-Men, I even want to read the comics, wish they were all available here in India. 

9. Modern Family:

I love a lot of sitcoms but this is my top favourite. I watch all the episodes as soon as they're out.


10. Beverages:

I am not kidding. I love all the beverages, I in fact have a pin board on pinterest for just coffee and tea. Follow coffee and tea pages everywhere. I love kinds of beverages, hot and cold. From simple black coffee to a pink lemonade, Hot chocolate to Iced Tea to some crazy difficult drink, everything. Sadly I am lactose intolerant so can't drink a lot of milk drinks but I manage and love them.

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

Sunday, 2 April 2017

Review ~ Forever a Hero (The Carsons of Mustang Creek, #3) by Linda Lael Miller

Goodreads Summary: 

For the youngest Carson brother, finding—and fixing—trouble seems to be all in a day's work 

Mace Carson is no hero. Back in college, he came upon a woman in trouble and intervened—but he was just one irate Wyoming cowboy with his boots planted firmly on the side of right. Now a successful vintner, Mace is shocked to be reunited with the woman he saved. But it turns out she's in Wyoming on business…a corporate executive representing the company that wants to buy his winery. Only, he's not selling. 

Kelly Wright has never forgotten that horrible night ten years ago when Mace came to her rescue, has never forgotten him. The surprising success of a winery in the middle of ranch country has brought her to Mustang Creek, and she's secretly thrilled to discover Mace at the helm. Reluctant to mix business with pleasure, Kelly vows to keep things professional, until her attacker is released from prison and comes for vengeance…against both of them.


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My Rating - 4 stars!


My Review :

Forever a Hero is my first read by Linda Lael Miller, and I definitely see myself reading more books by her. This book is a third and final installment in this series and I really liked this book so I am gonna go back to book 1 and read the other two books.
Mustang Creek is a small town in Wyoming and Carson brothers are a major part of the town as we follow their stories in this series. This is a story of the youngest brother, Mace Carson, the wine mogul and Kelly Wright, the not-so-damsel in distress. 

Kelly is out to meet Mace and help him grow his business by offering him some deal, but little did she know she would be the one needing his help as soon as she reaches in the town. Her car goes hydroplaning nearly killing her but Mace our hero and a knight in shining armour, saves her. Just like he did once upon a time back in college when Kelly was in need of saving from an assailant.

Kelly is in town for business with Mace but soon both of them want things on a personal level too. Kelly is confused as she meets Mace's family, the town people, they're the kind of people she will never forget, the town itself has its own charm and most importantly Mace, they all make her want to stay and not return back to the life she has built for herself. 

Kelly and Mace are just sorting their story, her nightmare, her assailant, Lance Vreeman arrives into town with vengeance on his mind. I really liked how they handled Lance Vreeman situation too. Because even though this is a spoiler I have to say it, he gets a very deserving and funny end, I loved it. It was really a sweet and kind of an insta love story. The whole family was charming. I loved seeing all the side characters and can't wait to back to read their stories.  

*ARC provided via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.* 

Thursday, 30 March 2017

Thirsty Thursdays and Hungry Hearts ~ #3

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

It is hosted by Unconventional Bookviews . The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. 
So without further ado:

This week, my quote is from my top favourite book in this year so far, Devil in Spring from The Ravenels series by Lisa Kleypas. Its a historical romance story. Gabriel, son of Sebastian and Evie from Devil in Winter(Wallflowers series) is our hero and Pandora a wild spirited, independent and a very sweet girl is our heroine. Thoroughly enjoyed reading it. Now you enjoy reading about the feast.

The Challons’ cook and kitchen staff had outdone themselves with a variety of dishes featuring spring vegetables and local fish and game. Although the cook back home at Eversby Priory was excellent, the food at Heron’s Point was a cut above. There were colorful vegetables cut into tiny julienne strips, tender artichoke hearts roasted with butter, steaming crayfish in a sauce of white burgundy and truffles, and delicate filets of sole coated with crisp breadcrumbs. Pheasant covered with strips of bacon and roasted to juicy, smoky perfection was served with a side of boiled potatoes that had been whipped with cream and butter into savory melting fluff. Beef roasts with peppery crackled hides were brought out on massive platters, along with golden-crusted miniature game pies, and macaroni baked with Gruyère cheese in clever little tart dishes.

Thanks for stopping by! Leave links to your Thirsty Thursdays, I'll be sure to check it out!

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #33 ~ Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity #1, Psy-Changeling #16) by Nalini Singh


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

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Title: Silver Silence (Psy-Changeling Trinity, #1)
(Click on the title to know more about it on goodreads.)
 Author:  Nalini Singh
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Adult Fiction, Fantasy
Publication Date:  June 13th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:



New York Times bestselling author Nalini Singh returns to her extraordinary Psy-Changeling world with a story of wild passion and darkest betrayal... 

Control. Precision. Family. These are the principles that drive Silver Mercant. At a time when the fledgling Trinity Accord seeks to unite a divided world, with Silver playing a crucial role as director of a worldwide emergency response network, wildness and chaos are the last things she needs in her life. But that's exactly what 

Valentin Nikolaev, alpha of the StoneWater bears, brings with him. 
Valentin has never met a more fascinating woman. Though Silver is ruled by Silence--her mind clear of all emotion--Valentin senses a whisper of fire around her. That's what keeps him climbing apartment buildings to be near her. But when a shadow assassin almost succeeds in poisoning Silver, the stakes become deadly serious...and Silver finds herself in the heart of a powerful bear clan. 

Her would-be assassin has no idea what their poison has unleashed.

I'm waiting because...

I mean its not even a surprise if you know me, that I want to read this book so bad. I LOVE LOVE this series, Nalini Singh is my top favourite author. Also, after reading that first chapter excerpt on NS's blog, I am more excited for this book than ever, so I can't get this book soon!

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #17 ~ Top Ten Authors I'm Dying to Meet.


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week's topic is Top Ten Authors you want to meet.

Now I live in India so I have not been very lucky to meet any of my favourite authors. But I really want to meet these authors listed below.

1.Nalini Singh:


I love whatever she writes. If you check my Instagram, Goodreads or this blog, you'll know I mean it. Psy-Changeling is my top favourite but I love Guild Hunter and Rock Kiss series too. I would literally do anything(within reason LOL) to meet this talented author.
                       
2. Jill Shalvis:  

I again love everything this author writes. But I want to go meet her where she writes cause she keeps posting her spectacular writing views on various her social media pages and she sounds like a sweet person so would love to meet the creator of Lucky Harbor.

3. Elle Kennedy:

I love Killer Instincts series and her Off-Campus series so its no question that I would love to meet her.

4. Lisa Kleypas:

2016 was my Lisa Kleypas Historical series year. I read most her historical books and I love her. Wallflowers, The Hathaways, The Ravenels. I want to meet her so bad!

5. Julia Quinn:

I had her cause Bridgertons is my favourite historical series ever.

6. Julie James:

Ahh what I wouldn't give to meet, she is so talented. I love her books, would love to meet the brain behind the FBI/US Attorney books

7.Lauren Layne:

She has become my fast one of the go to authors, cause her books are just so much fun. 

8. Nora Roberts:

It almost feels like crime if I don't include her name cause she is a legend so have got to meet her!!

9. Katie McGarry:

Pushing the Limits is one of my TOP favourite YA books, I love her writing so much I really wish I could meet her.


10. Simone Elkeles:

Perfect Chemistry is also one of my TOP favourite YA books, and books like these have set my standard for YA books high and so I am very picky with YA books these days. Anyways, I would LOVE to meet the creator of Fuentes Brothers!

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





Saturday, 25 March 2017

Stacking the Shelves #3



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!

I went to a per kilo book sale in January and February so next week I am going to write about the paperbacks and for this week its some e-books I got this week.
(Click on the links to go to the Goodreads pages of the mentioned books)


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I am actually buddy reading this with my two Instagram friends and we are reading one book per month. I am on book two The Golden Lily. I am loving it. Adrian is just amazing and so is Sydney. So just got all the remaining books in the series and added them to my tbr.


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I read the first two books and finished them just today. I loved, loved both the books, I read Sarina Bowen's books for the first time and I am glad I did. I see myself reading more from her. So added the third book from this series to my tbr. Cannot wait for it to release!


These are my new addition to my TBR. I would love to know yours so comment down below!

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #32 ~ Midnight Target (Killer Instincts #8) by Elle Kennedy


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

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Title: Midnight Target (Killer Instincts #8)
(Click on the title to know more about it on goodreads.)
 Author:  Elle Kennedy
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction, Suspense
Publication Date:  April 25th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:



From the New York Times bestselling author of The Score and Midnight Revenge...

Four years ago, Cate’s entire life changed when she discovered she was the daughter of a supersoldier. But Jim Morgan’s overprotectiveness has pushed her away. These days, she’s working as a freelance photographer and living the dangerous life Jim never wanted for her.

When Cate snaps a photo linking a corrupt South American politician with the leader of a notorious drug cartel, her mercenary father leads a team to rescue her—only to get shot and critically wounded in the process.

As Morgan’s operatives rally together on a revenge mission, they’re faced with new alliances and old heartaches. Cate is forced to work with David “Ash” Ashton, the man who broke her heart two years ago, while Liam Macgregor and Sullivan Port resurface after years apart to finally try to deal with everything they’d left unsaid.

Soon it’s all-out war between the cartel and the mercenaries—with two couples caught in the middle of the blood feud. Love and redemption are within their reach...but first they have to make it home alive.

I'm waiting because...

I am a huge fan of this series and this is most anticipated book with two most anticipated stories and it's a last book in this series. I so can't wait for this series.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Waiting on Wednesday #31 ~ Every Little Thing (Hart's Broadwalk, #2) by Samantha Young


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

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Title: Every Little Thing (Hart's Broadwalk #2)
(Click on the title to know more about it on goodreads.)
 Author:  Samantha Young
Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Adult Fiction
Publication Date:  March 7th, 2017


Goodreads Summary:



The quiet town of Hartwell is the perfect place to get away from it all - and find what you never knew you needed . . .

Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content - her successful business, a close circle of friends and her steady boyfriend . . . even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey's blindsided by a betrayal, she's shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.

Vaughn admires Bailey's free spirit, independence and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn's painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.

Once Vaughn begins to realise he's made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he's never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they've found together only comes around once in a lifetime .

I'm waiting because...

I like Samantha Young's books. The first book in this series was good but what had me more excited was Bailey and Vaughn's chemistry. I couldn't wait for their story since I read about them in the first book. So hopefully it turns out good when I do get to it.

What are you waiting on this Wednesday?

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Top Ten Tuesday #16 ~ Top Ten Books I Liked More/Less Than I Thought I Would


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 Liked More and Less Than I Thought.

I'm dividing it in 5 books, first 5 will be books I liked more than I expected and second half will be books I Liked Less than I expected.
(Click on the titles to go to their Goodreads's Page).

1. Slave to Sensation (Psy-Changeling) by Nalini Singh:


I read tons of great reviews of this series, so I knew I would enjoy this but had no idea how much I would end up loving it!! It is now my top favourite series. I cannot get enough of it and can't stop recommending it either.
                       
2. Irresistibly Yours (Oxford) by Lauren Layne:  

While this was not the first series I read by Lauren Layne it was Sex, Love & Stiletto series and this is a spin off of it. I read this book right after that series and this book is my top favourite so had to add this one on the list. This was a new author for me and I ended up absolutely loving her writing. After this, I read two more series by her, The Wedding Belles and New York's Finest. Love them both.


I love this trilogy and loved Zuzana and Mik in the books. While Iove this author's writing, novella is what I never LOVE, I do like them but they always leave me unsatisfied and very few grab my attention. This one absolutely floored me. And even though I wanted more of Zuzana and Mik, this book was so different and charming, it just exceeded my expectations.

While I loved Marie Harte's The McCauley Brothers's I didn't expect this series or this book in particular to love it as much as I did cause the hero, Foley is a hot mechanic and the heroine, Cyn is a smart business woman with a body weight complex. But they couldn't be more perfectly fit together. I adored them both throughout the book and the story was just perfect for them.


I had never read any historical books before reading this series, so I had minimal expectations to love this genre. I guess I chose a perfect series to begin with this genre cause not only did I love reading historical books, I ended up loving all the Bridgertons. They were so charming and lovely, I want more of their books! 

I'm now gonna list some books I liked less than I thought I would(Note: Not Hated just less liked). I never talk crap about books cause mostly I find fewer flaws, I've never DNFd a book partly because I am a bit optimistic and find some good things in each book and partly because I choose the books to read a bit carefully.



I absolutely loved the writing and I am going to definitely read some other titles by her, but I didn't end up liking this as much as I expected. I liked it but didn't love it. I didn't quite get the concept of this series and didn't like the ending too, it felt abrupt leaving me unsatisfied and as a Happily Ever After reader, I couldn't digest that well I think. That is why this book is on this side of the list. 

I was in a New Adult phase when I read this one. There were just so many great books out in this genre that I couldn't help but expect a lot from this series. And it turned out to be a bit underwhelming. I didn't like the hero that much and also the story was a kinda not my type. Nevertheless, I did enjoy reading it and it was a 3 stars book for so not that bad. 

I really love the titles of this series, all the Back Street Boy songs titles just the characters and stories weren't that impressive for me.

Nowadays I feel like YA books are just getting too hyped up and they can't compare to Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles or to Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry and I just started reading this book with tons of expectations because of hype but I ended up not liking the characters that much or the story. But the silver lining is, I loved Emery Lord's writing and I plan on reading her other books because of that.

Like I said, above for Oxford series, I love this author's writing and I love all her books so I always have certain kind of expectations from her work, and though the writing and story didn't disappoint me, the hero did. I didn't like his reasoning good enough to stay apart from the girl throughout the book. But it wasn't a total disappointment so it was a 3 stars book for me.

So there you go. That is my top ten band list.