Welcome to my second foray into the book meme that is Top Ten Tuesday! This week’s topic is Books on My Spring 2019 TBR List. I’m not working off of a seasonal schedule. My system consists of sticky notes in my planner so I can change my mind on a whim. And I do, a lot. But, I’m going to give you a look at my planner’s TBR list. It’s basically my 2019 TBR Definite Reading List. Also, when I saw the prompt for this week, I actually had to ask Cortana if it was Spring already. Shockingly, it’s true. Tomorrow is the first day of Spring!
Did y’all think I stopped with the Katie Ruggle love? No!
I just needed a break because I was wanting to move to the Rocky Mountains and find myself a life out there too! I’m only, like, 40% kidding.
From the national bestselling author of Breaking Wild, here is a riveting and powerful thriller about a woman whose greatest threat could be the man she loves.…
Marian Engström has found her true calling: working with rescue dogs to help protect endangered wildlife. Her first assignment takes her to northern Alberta, where she falls in love with her mentor, the daring and brilliant Tate. After they’re separated from each other on another assignment, Marian is shattered to learn of Tate’s tragic death. Worse still is the aftermath in which Marian discovers disturbing inconsistencies about Tate’s life, and begins to wonder if the man she loved could have been responsible for the unsolved murders of at least four women.
Hoping to clear Tate’s name, Marian reaches out to a retired forensic profiler who’s haunted by the open cases. But as Marian relives her relationship with Tate and circles ever closer to the truth, evil stalks her every move.…
I won an ARC of The Last Woman in the Forest from a Bookish giveaway and as you’re reading this, I’m scheduled to be reading it but who knows what I’m actually reading given what’s going on. But I’m really looking forward to reading The Last Woman in the Forest. It sounds like a book that would have been right up my alley before I got stuck in a book rut a few years ago. Let’s wait and see!
A groomsman and his last-minute guest are about to discover if a fake date can go the distance in a fun and flirty debut novel.
Agreeing to go to a wedding with a guy she gets stuck with in an elevator is something Alexa Monroe wouldn’t normally do. But there’s something about Drew Nichols that’s too hard to resist.
On the eve of his ex’s wedding festivities, Drew is minus a plus one. Until a power outage strands him with the perfect candidate for a fake girlfriend…
After Alexa and Drew have more fun than they ever thought possible, Drew has to fly back to Los Angeles and his job as a pediatric surgeon, and Alexa heads home to Berkeley, where she’s the mayor’s chief of staff. Too bad they can’t stop thinking about the other…
They’re just two high-powered professionals on a collision course toward the long distance dating disaster of the century–or closing the gap between what they think they need and what they truly want…
The Wedding Date was actually one of my very first requests to read as an official blogger and reviewer and I was approved for it. But it was via Penguin First Reads and I was told that my kindle app would read a PDF. It didn’t. It showed it and it let you zoom in on it and it was not me-friendly. So I couldn’t read it. BUT! I swore I would. And I’ve got a copy of the book and here I am scheduling it and everything.
He looks out of place in Dela Reese’s Beijing hotel room- exotic and poignant, some mythic, tragic hero of an epic tale. With his feline yellow eyes, he’s like nothing from her world. Yet Dela has danced through the echo of his soul and knows this warrior will obey her every command.
Hari has been used and abused for millennia. But he sees, upon his release from the riddle box, that this new mistress is different. There is a hidden power in Dela’s eyes- and with her, he may regain all that was lost to him. Where once he savaged, now he must protect; where once he only knew hatred, now he must embrace love. Dela is the key. For Dela, he will risk all.
Okay, so I first stumbled across this series when I was ummm 16 or so in a used bookstore and I had to buy it because my last name is actually Liu too and Margaret and Marjorie are similar and it was just really funny to me. So I bought and loved these books, but I haven’t read them since I was 19. I think I’m due for a reread, don’t you?
Here is what happens when your mother dies.
It’s the brightest day of summer and it’s dark outside. It’s dark in your house, dark in your room, and dark in your heart. You feel like the darkness is going to split you apart.
That’s how it feels for Tiger. It’s always been Tiger and her mother against the world. Then, on a day like any other, Tiger’s mother dies. And now it’s Tiger, alone.
Here is how you learn to make friends with the dark.
I recently got news that I’ll be receiving a review copy in the post so I’m going to be adding this darling into my schedule somewhere along the way. Somewhere.
Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance.
In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten.
But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre.
Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move.
But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.
I received this as a review copy, read it, got really distracted by being shoved in an MRI tube. I’m rereading and reviewing, so be on the look out for that one!
An enriching story of family ties, broken hearts, and second chances from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
When Ethan Bishop returns to the Hudson Valley, his body and spirit are a little worse for wear. As a former Special Forces paratrooper, he saw his fair share of conflict, and he came home with wounds, inside and out. At his sisters’ B & B and farm, he can keep all his pain at a safe distance. But quiet time isn’t easy when a fiery woman explodes into his life…
It’s business—not pleasure—that brings Manhattan PR agent Mia Thrush reluctantly to the farm. Tightly wound and quick tempered, Mia clashes immediately with the brooding Ethan. Everything about him is irritating—from his lean muscles and piercing blue eyes to his scent of sweat and musk.
But as the summer unfolds and temperatures rise, Ethan and Mia discover how much they have in common: their guarded histories, an uncontrollable desire, and a passion for the future that could heal two broken hearts. But will their pasts threaten their fragile chance at a brand-new future?
I actually signed up for the release tour of the third book in this series and didn’t realise it wasn’t a standalone. So I’m reading the series! Y’all can tag along for the ride.
A librarian’s discovery of a mysterious book sparks the journey of a lifetime in the delightful new novel from the international bestselling author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.
Librarian Martha Storm has always found it easier to connect with books than people–though not for lack of trying. She keeps careful lists of how to help others in her superhero-themed notebook. And yet, sometimes it feels like she’s invisible.
All of that changes when a book of fairy tales arrives on her doorstep. Inside, Martha finds a dedication written to her by her best friend–her grandmother Zelda–who died under mysterious circumstances years earlier. When Martha discovers a clue within the book that her grandmother may still be alive, she becomes determined to discover the truth. As she delves deeper into Zelda’s past, she unwittingly reveals a family secret that will change her life forever.
Filled with Phaedra Patrick’s signature charm and vivid characters, The Library of Lost and Found is a heartwarming and poignant tale of how one woman must take control of her destiny to write her own happy ending.
I’m attempting to step outside the box with my books. This looks like something I’d enjoy, so I requested it and lookit, I got it. And I also found out the test results on Zeus at the same time. Things backslide. But it’s out next week and I’m reading and buying it. And review will be coming! Look at me, getting things done!
Okay, y’all. I’m off. This was fun and laborious, I hope y’all enjoyed a peek at my schedule. How do y’all say ‘schedule’? I say shed-yule, but my family says ‘sked-jule’. I don’t know why I’m weird, but I am.
Again, I don’t know what is going on with the formatting on wordpress. My main blog
have such a horrible mess going on.
Until next time, have a happily ever after!