BVR WEEKLY RECAP 3/31/15

BVR WEEKLY RECAP 3/31/15

  • The Virgin by Tiffany Reisz – AHHH so excited!! The Original Sinners series is literally my #1 favorite series of all time and has ruined me for all other erotica books. I’m currently reading and loving this one!!
  • This Heart of Mine by Brenda Novak – another book I’m absolutely dying to get to and sounds like an intense second chance romance. The heroine had a rough childhood and never thought much of herself, so she felt like the luckiest girl in the world when the most popular guy in her high school became her boyfriend. She didn’t expect their breakup though, and she didn’t expect to get pregnant. Most of all, she didn’t expect to be blamed for running down the girl her ex started dating (!!!!) Now after serving time in prison, she’s back in town just wanting to know her son and of course her paths cross with her high school ex again…
  • Deep by Kylie Scott – final rockstar romance in this series!
  • The Shadows by JR Ward
  • Where Sea Meets Sky by Karina Halle 
  • Fall With Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout – can’t wait to read this one too! I loved the first two books in this NA romance series.
  • Savage by Jade C. Jamison – a zombie book with a second chance romance within. The heroine never got over her high school sweetheart. Just as she thought she was free of the emotional anguish of the past few years, the country is hit with a deadly virus leaving a plague of undead armies (!!!). When she attempts to get away from the infected, she almost kills this guy on a bike and realizes it’s the man from her past she never got over. “But this unrequited love says he doesn’t even remember her. Or does he? Nina, Kevin, and her neighbors head to the wilderness and fight to survive not only the plague but also hunger, cold, their inner demons…and even each other.”
  • Sail by M. Mabie – extreme angst alert!! This is book 2 in the Wake series.
  • Nobody’s Dream by Kallypso Masters
  • The Slayer by Kele Moon
  • The Closer You Come by Gena Showalter – bad boy & good girl romance! He just got out of prison and she’s a southern belle
  • Love After All by Jaci Burton
  • Broken by Cynthia Eden – romantic suspense! The hero protects the last surviving victim of a serial killer.
  • Jake Understood by Penelope Ward – two roommates fall in love with each other!! If you’ve read Jake Undone, this book is the hero’s POV of the story with some new content. “It was a mismatch made in heaven: innocent girl from the boonies moves in with tattooed, pierced, badboy engineer.”
  • Total Surrender by Rebecca Zanetti
  • Sea of Stars by Amy A. Bartol
  • Spark by Jessica Sorensen and Spark X by Jessica Sorensen. They’re the same book but Spark X contains sexual content.
  • A Perfect Ten by Linda Kage
  • Crash & Burn by Abigail Roux – final book in this suspenseful M/M romance series!
  • 10 Years Later by J. Sterling ($.99) – I’m interested in this second chance romance! The hero & heroine meet up again at their high school reunion (aww!).
  • Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole – final book in her Sweet Home series about a tortured artist who’s been through a lot, and the kindhearted curator who helps him heal. I had some issues with it but overall, I liked it (here’s my review).
  • Breathe Me In by Erin McCarthy – this one sounds really good! The heroine has had a tough childhood living through foster homes, and in present day is struggling to keep her 1-year old son alive. She breaks into a store stealing baby food which is how she meets the hero who’s the cop on duty that day. “[He] doesn’t want to bust the pierced and sexy woman stealing at the grocery but neither does he want to help her or believe her sob story…But it turns out the sob story is real and in the murky world of black market babies, [the heroine] and her son are in danger, and [he] can’t walk away from the mysterious and broken woman he has come to love…”
  • His Only Wife by Melissa Brown ($.99) – short novella concluding the story told from Wife Number Seven, one of my top favorite books from last year. I really enjoyed it (here’s my review).
  • TwiSted TWo-SteP by Julia Bramer
  • His Proposed Deal by Sandi Lynn – steamy romance standalone! “Three months. It was only for three months…His proposed deal was that I had to pose as his fiancée until his twenty-sixth birthday so he could collect his trust fund. I’d help him and, in return, he’d help me achieve my dream. It was a win-win situation, right? WRONG. Love was never part of the deal and neither was the secret that Max could never find out about.” 
  • Legacy by Lime Craven
  • Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec – my latest TOP recommendation!! This second chance military romance brought out all the feels and made me cry. It just really reminded me why I love reading so much and is an epic love story (here’s my review)!
  • Rekindle by Ashley Suzanne – second chance romance! The heroine and hero were once happily married but when his best friend died on duty, the hero fell apart which led to their marriage disintegrating. Even after their divorce they still have to work closely with each other because of their jobs…“The tension between Nick and Tina can only lead them in one of two directions: straight into each other’s arms or even further apart.”
  • Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd – I was so looking forward to reading this! Sadly, I wasn’t a big fan of this book. It was just missing the special spark I like my book couples to have and to be honest, just had too much going on to even be considered as a romance story (here’s my review). I’m in the minority though so give it a try if you were interested!
  • Shadows & Lies by Eden Butler – I can’t wait to read this one!! I love the author’s writing. “One lie can change your life. A web of lies can destroy it. Neil Ryan was a good Navy SEAL. He was an even better detective, but when an unmarked envelope lands on his desk, long-buried secrets are resurrected and Ryan questions everything he thought he knew about justice, including who killed his mother. Alex Black is a distraction Ryan doesn’t need…Alex is also the only one able to help Ryan find the leads he’s missing…Secrets get told, lives get wrecked and in every shadow, the truth is hiding.”
  • Rome by Jay Crownover ($.89) – 89 CENTS!! Weird pricing but I’m not complaining  And Rule (#1) and Jet (#2) are still on sale for $.99! If you love a reformed bad boy and NA romances, this is a great series to read.
  • All Lined Up (#1) and All Broke Down (#2) by Cora Carmack got price drops! First one’s $1.99, second one’s $.99 but the important thing is to to GET THESE!! They’re pure NA romance gold – sweet with steam, lots of awkward fun, and easy to relate to. I loved them! Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2.
  • Burying Water by KA Tucker ($1.99) – Normally $7.99, this is the first book in her NA romantic suspense series about a girl who has amnesia and the boy next door who knows the truth about her. It’s a standalone!
  • Last Will & Testament by Dahlia Adler ($.99) – one of my favorite NA romances from last year!! The heroine’s parents died in a car accident, leaving her as the guardian of her 2 younger brothers. As a result she has to clean up her act and focus on her grades, leading her straight to the TA hero. It’s a really witty and heartwarming read (here’s my review).
  • Until You Find Me by Amber Hart ($.99) – this sounds really good! The heroine travels to Africa searching for answers about her family’s past and falls in love with one of the hunters in the jungle!!
  • Turtle Bay by Tiffany King ($.99) – sounds like a sweet YA romance! The heroine and her family move to a small town for a new start, except a few bad choices and a party later, she’s slapped with a harsh community service sentence and is paired to work with the hero, a local lifeguard who immediately dislikes her for trashing the environment he loves. But after working together for a while both start to see past their first assumptions about each other…
  • Sweet Home (#1), Sweet Rome (#2), and Sweet Fall (#3) by Tillie Cole are all $.99 each! I read and LOVED book 3 and it was one of my top favorites from last year (here’s my review).
  • Unspeakable Truths by Alice Montalvo-Tribue ($.99) – This one’s a love after loss romance standalone! “Four years ago, my life was everything I wanted it to be: I had everything I wanted, everything I needed, in my best friend and newly wedded husband—Tyler. Yet, hours after we said “I do,” I lost him…And now, four years later, my life still feels like a hopeless eternity. I guess it’s quite fitting that the last person I want to hear from is currently standing at my front door. He wants to tell me the truth about that night, he wants to be my new knight in shining armor, but the thing is…He was the best man…”
  • Searching for Someday (#1) and Searching for Perfect (#2) by Jennifer Probst are both $1.99 each! These are romantic comedy standalones that revolve around a matchmaking business.
  • Disclosure series by RE Hunter ($.99) – student/teacher themed romance! “Secrets and lies spiral out of control as they struggle with their forbidden love. When everything comes undone, can the damage be unbroken?”
  • Bait by M. Mabie ($.99) – the sequel just released too! See above section.
  • Coming Down by Carrie Elks ($.99) – I really enjoyed the 2nd book in this series which was about an already married couple and look forward to reading this first one, which looks like a second chance romance!
  • Matched by SE Hall & Angela Graham ($.99) – This one’s a romantic comedy standalone where 8 men and 8 women find love while on a reality show. Eight men, eight women, one mansion in paradise; their every move caught on camera for the world to see. Among the faces in the house: a mysterious cowboy, a cocky football star, a motocross god, and a broody Alpha calling all the shots. Thorough compatibility testing says everyone’s soulmate is there. Computers’ abilities are boundless, but can they be trusted with matters of the heart?”
  • Bound by Honor by Cora Reilly ($.99) – mafia romance!!
  • Sustain by Tijan ($.99) –  “…when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again…It wasn’t a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted and that craving hadn’t been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer. It was HIM. The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him too.”
  • The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen ($.99) – NA romance standalone! The heroine is a hockey player who got in an accident and instead of starting college as a varsity player, sits in a wheelchair. Right across from her in her dorm, is another handicapped hockey star, and a friendship forms…“They’re just friends, of course, until one night when things fall apart. Or fall together…”
  • Bride in Bloom by JB Hartnett ($.99) – The heroine and hero were once happy together, getting married and ready to live out the rest of their lives as a couple. But both are betrayed by each other in the worst of ways too. This is their second chance romance after the happily-ever-after…
  • Sweet Hope by Tillie Cole – new release and the final book in the Sweet Home series. While I liked it, it wasn’t my favorite book from this author. Just a tad bit too cheesy for me, but it was a solid read and I’m sure fans of this series will find a winner with this one (here’s my review).
  • His Only Wife by Melissa Brown – new release and a short novella concluding the story told from Wife Number Seven, one of my top favorite books from last year (here’s my review).
  • Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd – recent release that I was so looking forward to reading! Sadly, I wasn’t a big fan of this book. It was just missing the special spark I like my book couples to have and to be honest, just had too much going on to even be considered as a romance story (here’s my review). I’m in the minority though so give it a try if you were interested!
  • Fisher’s Light by Tara Sivec – recent release and my latest TOP recommendation!! This second chance military romance brought out all the feels and made me cry. It just really reminded me why I love reading so much and is an epic love story (here’s my review)!
  • Captive by Brighton Walsh – NA romantic suspense read! I liked this one, even though it was so different from what I thought it would be (here’s my review).
  • Little Peach by Peggy Kern – TOP recommendation!! It’s not a romance of any kind and it’s a realistic fiction read meant to bring awareness about prostitution. I believe everyone needs to read this book (here’s my review).
  • Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott – TOP recommendation!!! I absolutely adored this book and it’s the perfect choice if you’re in the mood for a dark, angsty read. One of my favorite YA romances for sure (here’s my review).
  • The Trouble with Love by Lauren Layne <– OMG this book!! Another winner for me – 4.5 stars – and it’s a book that’ll make you fall in love with the idea of love. Complete and total escapism and by the time I was done I just had this warm, happy book feeling…(here’s my review) TOP recommendation!!
  • Becoming Rain by K.A. Tucker <– I loved this romantic suspense read!! Clever, suspenseful, and surprisingly there were moments of deep emotion too. Definitely a TOP recommendation (here’s my review)
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy <– TOP recommendation!! This was seriously one of the best college romances I’ve ever read (here’s my review). Or better yet, don’t read my review. Just DIVE RIGHT IN and experience the whole thing for yourself
  • Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young <– an oldie from over a year ago but definitely a goodie! This is a TOP recommendation and it was such a FUN, steamy, and feel-good friends to lovers romance! Definitely will be making my favorites list for this year (here’s my review)
  • Until We Fly by Courtney Cole <– TOP recommendation!! Why did I wait so long to read this one?! Either way, I’m glad I finally read it because this NA romance was gripping, it was unputdownable, and I didn’t want it to end when it did. Highly recommend!! (here’s my review)
  • Shug by Jenny Han <– this was a re-read for me, and one of my favorite YA books!! I’m amazed that after seven years since I last read it, it still affects me and makes an impact. 5 stars and a book I’d recommend to everyone – you, your teenage kids, your friends, etc…(here’s my review)
  • The Hooker & the Hermit by LH Cosway & Penny Reid <– TOP recommendation and a 5 star read for me! Such a fun, fresh, and quirky book – you won’t find a more wonderful, full-of-heart story to fall in love with (here’s my review)
  • Hero by Samantha Young <– favorite and recommendation!! This enemies-to-lovers office romance was fun, sexy, and at-times emotional! It had the perfect amount of angst and swoon (here’s my review)
  • Trade Me by Courtney Milan <– favorite and recommendation! I really loved this NA romance. It was unique (couple pairing), had such whip-smart writing, and both characters were so likeable. I’d recommend it! (here’s my review)
  • Calling Me Home by Julie Kibler <– TOP recommendation and a 5 star read for me! Just thinking about this book is making my eyes water. I took a chance on this one and I strongly encourage you all to do the same (here’s my review)
  • Sweet Fall by Tillie Cole <– a TOP recommendation!! This NA romance is one of the darkest and emotionally heavy stories I’ve read in a long while, but it was exactly what I was in the mood for. It also made me ugly cry and I’m just blown away by the amount of emotion it evoked….if you’re looking for a standalone romance guaranteed to make you FEEL, try this one! (here’s my review)
  • Dear Emily (#1) and Dear Tabitha (#2) by Trudy Stiles <– TOP recommendation! These books are a blend of realistic women’s fiction with romance and made my heart feel so full…I loved both and being able to read them back to back let me carry my emotions from the first book to the second without delay. BEST kind of reading experience!! Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2. Be sure to read these in order!
  • Extinguish (#1) and Reignite (#2) by JM Darhower <– TOP recommendation!! This 2-book paranormal forbidden romance was unputdownable from the get go and I didn’t want the story to end. I mean, the hero is Lucifer, the Devil! That alone made me pick these up  Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for book 2.
  • Amour Amour by Krista & Becca Ritchie <– I really enjoyed this NA romance! This was so unique (setting is in the circus) and the character development was stunning! It truly embodies every aspect of NA and as always, the authors’ writing style is great. Totally recommend (here’s my review)
  • Last Will & Testament by Dahlia Adler <– another favorite! This was such a refreshingly witty NA romance standalone (a little taboo since he’s the heroine’s TA). Totally recommend it (here’s my review)
  • Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn <– TOP recommendation!! This 5 star book rocked my world, 200% unputdownable (here’s my review)
  • Clockwork Angel (#1)Clockwork Prince (#2), and Clockwork Princess (#3) by Cassandra Clare are my ultimate TOP recommendations!! I seriously finished this sensational trilogy and had tears dripping down my face, a pile of tissues discarded on the floor, and food wrappers scattered around me. It was SO emotional, SO intense, SO passionate, and SO good. 6 star series for me!! (here’s my series review) These books must be read in order!
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