Book Traveling Thursdays: 1st Book in a Series I Want to Start Soon

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Hello, welcome back to another Book Traveling 168709Thursdays, which a weekly meme created by Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much and Danielle @Danielle’s Book Blog. The goal is to share the covers of a book related to that week’s theme, which you can see at the Goodreads group, indicating the original cover, the one of your country, your favorite and least favorite.

This week’s theme is “Choose the first book in a series you want to start soon. I’m choosing Overruled (The Legal Briefs #1) by Emma Chase, I’ve been meaning to read this one for awhile now, and I really want to get to it.


Original COver:

I really like the original version of this book.

COVER FROM MY COUNTRY (PORTUGAL) & COVER FROM THE COUNTRY I LIVE IN (SPAIN):

Nothing…

FAVORITE COVER(s):

                                             

I really like the original and Indonesian covers, even though the original one seems more “professional”, eheh.

LEAST FAVORITE COVER(S):

                        

I’m not a fan of these covers: Italian, French and Polish.

WWW Wednesday: July 26th 2017

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam @Taking On A World Of Words, where you have to answer these questions:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


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I started What it Takes by Sonya Loveday yesterday, and so far, so good 🙂 .


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This week I finished None of the Above by I.W.Gregorio, With Every Heartbeat by Linda Kage and Cross Check by Kelly Jamieson.


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Probably Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn and The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. I’m so excited about both.

What I Need (J. Daniels)

2017 NEW ADULT READING CHALLENGE | Book Recommendation 

Riley Tennyson has made a huge mistake.

At least, that’s what she keeps telling herself.

Showing up to her brother’s wedding pissed off and newly single, Riley seeks comfort in solitude and an open bar, until the gorgeous and irresistibly charming CJ Tully makes her a better offer — a wild night with the master of smooth-talking where nothing is off limits.

Riley does what any single woman would do, and a connection is made. One neither one of them can ignore. But when she comes home to the boyfriend she no longer thought she had, Riley buries her secret and begs CJ to do the same. 

Forget about each other. It was a mistake. That’s all it was… right? 

Desires are hidden. Distance is kept. Until one night CJ makes the ultimate sacrifice, and Riley can no longer avoid the man she can’t stop thinking about.

Not with him sleeping down the hall…


Since before I even started this series, Deanna has been telling me that this was her favorite of the bunch and I just needed to get to it. Well… I did, and guess what? It was my favorite too! I loved it!!!!

Riley and CJ’s story was definitly a favorite of mine, I just loved them both to pieces and I thought the connection between them was awesome. They’re just such amazing characters too, I liked how they brought forth the best of each other. Riley needed support and to be valued, and CJ was just the right person for her.

One of the things I like most about this series is how the guys are the ones always pretty sure about their feelings and intentions. They know what they want, and they don’t act all macho, no, they fight for the girls they love, and CJ was no exception.

The plot was pretty fantastic too. At first, I was a bit scared about Riley’s “boyfriend” and I thought he would be an issue. But I was happy to see that sorted pretty soon, and I loved to see Riley and CJ’s friendship develop to way way more. They were so darn adorable together.

I just wish I had had a couple more chapters on this book. I needed a little more from them, maybe an epilogue or something, or, I don’t know… the next book right now!

So, guys, read this series if you haven’t yet. But if you don’t want to commit to the whole 5 books out so far, maybe read just this one… you’ll like it! 😀

Cross Check (Kelly Jamieson)

A party girl and a clean-cut college hockey player discover that they’re not so different in this sexy, soulful Bayard Hockey novel from the bestselling author of Shut Out and the Heller Brothers series.

Ella Verran has three goals this semester: get off academic probation, repair her relationship with her friend Skylar, and take some responsibility for her life. All of which are hard enough without hot, snobby hockey player Ben Buckingham around to distract her. Ella can’t stand Ben, and she knows the feeling is mutual. But he’s best friends with Skylar’s boyfriend, so he’s always around — taunting and tempting Ella in ways she never thought possible.

As the star forward of the Bayard College hockey team, Ben has goals too, like playing well enough to land a spot on an NHL roster. Ben is perfectly poised on the ice, so why can’t he keep his cool around Ella? Her wild behavior rubs him in all the wrong ways — and a few of the right ones. But as they skate around each other, Ben learns that there’s more to Ella than her bad reputation. And when the line between love and hate starts to blur, he can’t resist crossing over and sweeping her off her feet.


Once again, I read this book as a buddy read with Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, so go to her blog in the next couple of days to read her review.

I’ve read so many books by Kelly Jamieson in the last year or so, that I’ve lost count, eheh, but I have to be honest, I usually love books told on the first person, but incredible, I like her books told on the third person slightly better?! Something felt off with the writing at times, and I don’t know if the first person was just not working that well for me, or if I found the book overly descriptive, or a combination of both, but I definitly thought that it could have been shortened in some portions, especially in the first 40% or so.

I really liked the two main characters. Ben and Ella are both complex characters, with much more to them than meets the eye. I liked their layers and how they affected them, how they acted towards other people and their fears. I also really enjoyed the romance, because hate to love rules, and their chemistry was all kinds of hot.

This book is full of personal growth, and facing several issues. I liked how it dealt with mental illness, the stigma that still surrounds it, it also kept the theme of sexual assault and consent coming from book one, as well as the difference in attitudes when regarding a man and a woman’s sexuality. These are super important and relevant themes, and I’m so glad this series keeps hitting them.

Overall, I really enjoyed this one, especially the second part of the book, when the characters stopped fighting their feelings, eheh.

Chocolate Book Tag

Hey guys. So, I like chocolate just fine, but I wouldn’t say I’m crazy about it. I sometimes feel like I need it, but I’m perfectly fine just eating a couple of small squares 😉 . Either way, I was tagged by Daniela @My Name is Daniela and Little Great Reads to do this tag, so thank you girls.

Without further ado, let’s jump into it.


Dark Chocolate: A book with a dark theme/content

I absolutely loved Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie, but as you can predict by the title, this book deals with addiction, and it’s full of dark themes throughout the whole book, and it doesn’t even have a happy HAPPY ending 😦 . I still loved it though.


White Chocolate: A light-hearted/humorous read

Nothing is more humorous than Blake Riley!


Milk Chocolate: A book with a lot of hype that you are dying to read

I’m going with The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli, because I loved her first book, and I’m dying to read this one as well, and I’ve heard nothing but good things.


A Wafer-Free KitKat: A book that surprised you lately

I wasn’t expecting to enjoy The Butterfly Project by Emma Scott as much as I did. But I loved it.


Chocolate With a Caramel Centre: A book that makes you feel gooey on the inside

THIS ONE! Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde.


Snickers: A book you are going nuts about

I read Trust by Kylie Scott, and I still have this book stuck on my head. I loved it so much. Yeah, it wasn’t perfect, but I just loved the hell out of it, you know?


Hot Chocolate with Whipped Cream and Marshmallows: A comfort read that you turn to again and again

I’m going with Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, because it’s one of my faves and I want to re-read it this year.


Box of Chocolates: A series that has something for everyone

I’m currently reading my 5th book on the Forbidden Men series, but so far, each book was different, and had elements that would please different kinds of romance readers. I’m loving going through this one.


I Tag:

Kat @Life and Other Disasters
Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too Much
Daniela @Daniela’s Bookshelf
Hannah @Mortal Reader
Sara @Freadom Library
Deanna @A Novel Glimpse 

Cover Reveal: Drunk Dial by Penelope Ward

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Penelope Ward.

DRUNK DIAL will release on AUGUST 21!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Vadim Ivanov
Cover Photography: Kevin Roldan


Blurb:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel. 

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget — even though he so easily forgot about me — and call him. 

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him — unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Mack Daddy: Amazon iTunes | B&N Kobo 
Neighbor Dearest: Amazon | iBooks Nook Kobo 
Stepbrother Dearest: Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
RoomHate: Amazon | iBooks | Nook Kobo  
Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon | iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland): Amazon iBooks | Nook | Kobo 
Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland): AmazoniBooks | Nook | Kobo  
Sins of Sevin: Amazon | iBooks Nook | Kobo 
Jake Undone (Jake #1): Amazon Nook | iBooks | Kobo 
Jake Understood (Jake #2): AmazonNookiBooksKobo  
My Skylar: AmazoniBooksNook  | Kobo 
Gemini: Amazon Nook iBooks | Kobo