Sunday, May 4, 2014

Sunday Post - 95 & Stacking the Shelves - 61

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ The Caffeinated Book Reviewer ~this meme was inspired in part by ~ In My Mailbox~ It's a chance to share News. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog.

This week has had ups and downs for sure. My husband's boss passed away suddenly this week. But then we were able to close this week spending an afternoon fishing and hanging out with our family. It was nice to really spend time with the family after such a heavy week. Also, this coming week will bring with it our 5th anniversary. I can't believe Husband and I have been married for that long already.


I took a much needed blog vacation this past week. The only post I did was my April EOM Wrap Up.


Monday: Review of Above by Isla Morley
Tuesday: Top Ten Book Covers-ish post
Wednesday: Waiting on Wednesday
Thursday: Review of Just for Now (Sea Breeze, # 4) by Abbi Glines
Friday: Review of Emma by Jane Austen

Don't forget to sign up for the 2014 Series Enders Reading Challenge! Each month there will be a giveaway for those participating with a BIG giveaway at the end of the year! Click on the picture below or the link above to find out more!

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Nash (Marked Men, # 4)

By: Jay Crownover

Published: April 29th 2014 by William Morrow Paperbacks

400 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Personal Kindle Library

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Goodreads description--Will their past determine their future?

Saint Ford has worked hard to achieve her childhood dream of becoming of nurse. Focused on her work and devoted to her patients, there’s no room for love. She doesn’t need a guy making waves in her calm, serene life—especially when he’s the unforgettable hottie who nearly destroyed her in high school. Dark, brooding Nash Donovan might not remember her or the terrible pain he caused. But he turned her world upside down . . . and now he’s trying to do it again.

Saint has no idea that Nash isn’t the cocky player he once was. Uncovering a devastating family secret has rocked his world, and now he’s struggling to figure out his future. He can’t be distracted by the pretty nurse he seems to meet everywhere. Still, he can’t ignore the sparks that fly between them —or how she seems so desperate to get away from him. But the funny, sweet, and drop-dead gorgeous Saint is far too amazing to give up on—especially since she’s the only thing in his life that seems to make sense.

When Nash discovers the truth about their past, he realizes he may have lost her heart before he could even fight for it. Now, Saint has to decide: is Nash worth risking herself for all over again?

Five Ways to Fall (Ten Tiny Breaths, # 4)

By: KA Tucker

Expected Publication: June 24th 2014 by Atria Books

256 pages

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

Even in Paradise

By: Chelsey Philpot

Expected Publication: October 14th 2014 by HarperCollins

368 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--When Julia Buchanan enrolls at St. Anne’s at the beginning of junior year, Charlotte Ryder already knows all about the former senator’s daughter. Most people do... or think they do.

Charlotte certainly never expects she’ll be Julia’s friend. But almost immediately, she is drawn into the larger than-life-new girl’s world—a world of midnight rendezvous, dazzling parties, palatial vacation homes, and fizzy champagne cocktails. And then Charlotte meets, and begins falling for, Julia’s handsome older brother, Sebastian.

But behind her self-assured smiles and toasts to the future, Charlotte soon realizes that Julia is still suffering from a tragedy. A tragedy that the Buchanan family has kept hidden … until now.


By: Kimberley Griffiths Little

Expected Publication: November 4th 2014 by HarperCollins

397 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--In the unforgiving Mesopotamian desert where Jayden’s tribe lives, betrothal celebrations abound, and tonight it is Jayden’s turn to be honored. But while this union with Horeb, the son of her tribe’s leader, will bring a life of riches and restore her family’s position within the tribe, it will come at the price of Jayden’s heart.

Then a shadowy boy from the Southern Lands appears. Handsome and mysterious, Kadesh fills Jayden’s heart with a passion she never knew possible. But with Horeb’s increasingly violent threats haunting Jayden’s every move, she knows she must find a way to escape—or die trying.

With a forbidden romance blossoming in her heart and her family’s survival on the line, Jayden must embark on a deadly journey to save the ones she loves—and find a true love for herself.

Set against the brilliant backdrop of the sprawling desert, the story of Jayden and Kadesh will leave readers absolutely breathless as they defy the odds and risk it all to be together.

Kiss Kill Vanish

By: Jessica Martinez

Expected Publication: October 7th 2014 by Katherine Tegen Books

432 pages

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary

Source: Publisher via Edelweiss (Thank you!!)

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Goodreads description--Valentina Cruz no longer exists.

One moment, she was wrapped in Emilio’s arms, melting into his kiss. The next, she was witnessing the unthinkable: a murder in cold blood, ordered by her father and carried out by her boyfriend. When Emilio pulled the trigger, Valentina disappeared. She made a split-second decision to shed her identity and flee her life of privilege, leaving the glittering parties and sultry nightlife of Miami far behind.

She doesn’t know how to explain to herself what she saw. All she knows now is that nothing she believed about her family, her heart, or Emilio’s love, was real.

She can change her name and deny her past, but Valentina can’t run from the truth. The lines between right and wrong, and trust and betrayal, will be blurred beyond recognition as she untangles the deceptions of the two men she once loved and races to find her own truth.

That's it for my shelves and recaps of my past and upcoming week. What did you add to your shelves this week? Any bookish news you want to talk about? Let me know!


  1. I really hope you enjoyed your vacation! :) I need to read Emma soon, now when I have finally ordered her all works :) Also the girl at Five Ways to Fall's cover has amazing hair! I really hope you'll enjoy your books :)

  2. Great haul! I hope you enjoy your books!

    OUT's STS

    Leydy from OUAT & RCE

  3. Great haul - the cover of Even in Paradise looks good!
    I will come over to check your review of Emma next week since it's one of my favorite books of all time :)

  4. It was much needed! Thanks Tanja! I liked the cover of Five Ways to Fall too! Thanks for stopping by!

  5. Thanks Milka! I hope you come back for my review of Emma! Love Jane Austen. And thanks for stopping by!

  6. I'm so sorry about your husband's boss. I'm glad you took the break you needed. I don't post every day so that way I don't experience burn out. I'm a slower reader so I wouldn't be able to post two or three reviews per week.

  7. Hope all the stories are as great as the covers look.

  8. I'm soooo totally running to Edelweiss and grabbing Even in Paradise! I kind of overlooked it but now I'm thinking I'm grabbing it :) Way to lure me in, girl!

    I'm sorry for the crappy week last week but way to close it out! Five years does fly by! Wait until you can't remember how many years it's been! I've been married uh... ten I think? :D

  9. Thanks Rachel! We went to the memorial today. I definitely don't read fast enough to review more than 3 times a week. And usually I can only do 3 reviews a week thanks to adding audiobooks to my day. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

  10. I hope you're able to get it. It was read now when I got it, but I think they'll turn it to request only eventually. We went to the memorial today so I'm definitely looking forward to celebrating our anniversary in a couple of days. I definitely look forward to many more years and being able to lose count. :) Hope you have a great week and thanks for stopping by Kristin!

  11. Nash and Five Ways to Fall just remind me that I need to start those series! I keep meaning tooooo. :) I couldn't decide whether or not to get Even in Paradise! I love the cover but I wasn't moved by the synopsis, and I'm desperately trying only to get review copies of stuff I'm dying for. But I like the cover so much... Gah.

    Have a great week!!! :D

  12. Forbidden sounds really good. Great haul, hope you enjoy them :) My STS

  13. Fabulous bunch of books there. Enjoy!

  14. Catching up on comments today if you can't tell! :)

    I've really enjoyed both the Marked Men and the Ten Tiny Breaths series. Definitely recommend them both if you can get around to them.

    I do tend to get sucked into a good cover every now and then. :) Whoops! But I've been being a bit more picky with what I request lately too.

  15. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Jillyn! Sorry I'm so late responding!

  16. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Ellen! Sorry I'm so late responding!