Saturday, June 16, 2018



Temptation Trials Revolution 
B. Truly 
Publication date: July 13th 2018
Genres: Adult, Dystopian, Romance

There are always two sides to a story. Can love withstand the ultimatetemptation?
A new Regime has arisen from the havoc and destruction of World War III.
Society now has to follow the strict mandates, reign under the dictatorship of His Highest Eminence or suffer the consequences.
Tobias and Kincade are part of a cryptic organization that’s trying to uncover the secrets behind the Regime. Something is suspicious with the new world order—why else would they want to control the most powerful emotion of love? With mandatory arranged marriages at the age of twenty-one, the only way to fight for love is through the Temptation Trials—a government-sponsored reality TV show.
Kincade and Tobias know the rules, but after they meet the women of their dreams, they face a difficult decision. With their impending birthdays around the corner, the guys have to decide if they will bend to the Regime’s will or fight for their relationships.
Lust, mistaken for love, will lead to down a treacherous path. They soon learn that the spirit may be willing, but the flesh is weak.
Can love save their souls, or is lust too tempting?
A companion novel of Temptation Trials. This book can be read as a standalone. Find out the guy’s POV in a new story that unravels through the Trials.
Other books in the series:


Author Bio:
B. Truly has wanted to be an author since she was fifteen years old. She is grateful to have accomplished this dream. B. Truly has very vivid dreams and a wild imagination. She likes to read, watch tons of TV shows, and movies. She’s addicted to romance, and gets a thrill out of action and sci-fi. She writes new adult and adult romance—sci-fi, dystopian, and paranormal genres.
B. Truly likes to explore different elements of sci-fi romance, and create various realms of reality. She also loves creating impossible situations for her characters to grow from and try to overcome.
B. Truly has three wonderful children, and a husband who defines the person that she is today. She works full-time as an Ultrasound technologist in Houston, Texas.

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Friday, June 15, 2018


Title: Hidden by Faerie
Series: Stolen Magic #3
Author: W.B. McKay
Rating: 

Sophie Morrigan has been assigned a case way above her pay grade. 

Dangerous magical objects are a dime a dozen, but the Scepter of Sight is the fae equivalent of a nuclear weapon. When Sophie is dispatched to the Museum of Fae Culture and History, all she wants to do is go home and sleep until a more respectable hour. 

Since that isn’t an option, she takes comfort in the fact that her sexy dragon boyfriend is assigned to the job alongside her. If the scepter weren’t the property of Owen’s parents, and the lives of everyone in Volarus weren’t at stake, it could almost be enjoyable. 

Sophie will have to work her highest profile case yet while learning to balance her career and a burgeoning romance. Can she overcome witches, werewolves, and elves to keep Faerie from being exposed to the human world? Or will the magic flying her way leave both her love life and the fae city in a pile of burning rubble? 

The Stolen Magic series features a gutsy, kick-butt heroine, a broody and dangerous hero, and a ton of magical mayhem. 

    

In the third book of the series, Sophie is requested on a high profile case because of Owen, and she isn't sure what to think about it. She knows she has to do what she can to solve the case, but something feels wrong, and having to meet Owen's parents makes things even more complicated. 

This book was really good. I loved Sophie and Owen, and how they were taking it slow. This case was a bit of a mess though. I hated how it seemed to skip over things and then jump back to them, and how it ended, but other than that this was a great addition to the series, and really made me wish for more. Now, I can't wait to read the next one. 
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When Time Stands Still 
Sara Furlong Burr 
Publication date: June 15th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

It’s been nearly a decade since Elle Sloan last saw Luke Hutchins. Close to ten years since she broke up with him over a single phone call, providing him with little explanation. Since the end of their relationship, Elle has done everything she could do to move on, marrying, proceeding forward with her life, almost allowing herself to completely forget about Luke.
Almost.
Out of nowhere, Elle receives a phone call from Luke’s mother. Luke has been in a horrific car accident and, a month later, has just awoken from a coma. However, instead of celebrating, his family is stunned to learn that Luke is suffering from amnesia and only remembers his life as it was before his breakup with Elle. Not wanting to tell Luke that he and Elle aren’t together anymore for fear it may compromise his recovery, Elle is asked by Luke’s family to come to the hospital to see him. Their hope is that she will slowly be able to jog his memory and cushion the blow.
Guilt-ridden over how their relationship ended, Elle readily agrees, finding herself transported back in time with Luke to the life they once shared and the future they could have had together.
EXCERPT:
I heard voices even before I stepped inside of the room. They were soft, but one by one, I was able to discern who was speaking. The first voice struck me like a freight train, catapulting me further back in time with each word he spoke. The second one made my heart skip a beat.
As I walked farther into the room, I saw another vision of my past sitting next to the hospital bed. His attention, at first, was entirely focused on the occupant in the bed, until movement from me diverted his attention to me. He locked eyes with me, surprise on his face quickly turning to an odd combination of contradiction. Anger, excitement, and suspicion all appeared to be waging war and were enough to give me whiplash just looking at him. Peter Monroe—or just Monroe, as he preferred to be called—had been Luke’s best friend since pretty much the dawn of each other’s existence. He’d aged. His boyish good looks had hardened into a man who would have been difficult to recognize to me, save for the same square chin, overly large nose, and mischievous eyes I had remembered so fondly.
Another step inside the room revealed a sight I had fought valiantly to keep from infiltrating my dreams for the last several years. Like Monroe, he didn’t notice my arrival at first, and I was grateful for that because the shock I was feeling at that moment would have undoubtedly transferred onto him. His head was turned, his eyes, from what I could see of them, were closed. Most of his features were facing Monroe, but from what little I could make out of them, he looked exactly how I remembered him. The rest of his body, however, was a different story.
His hair had begun to grow back after having obviously been recently shaved to prep him for surgery. On the side of his head that was visible to me, a bandage was secured to his scalp just above his ear and was wrapped around his head. Both of his legs had been broken and were secured with immobilizers, resembling large boots. He’d been through hell and back physically, and I feared he’d soon go through the same emotionally, all because of me.
Tears fell down my face before I even had the chance to realize they had formed. Not wanting Luke to see me upset, I dabbed my eyes with my sleeve and did my best to maintain my composure before he realized I was there. With a lump in my throat, I took a step closer to the bed, approaching it on the opposite side of Monroe. There another chair sat, which I was grateful for in the event my legs felt like they were going to give out on me. Monroe sat watching me expectantly, silently screaming at me to announce my presence and put an end to the torment Luke must have been going through since regaining consciousness.
Closing my eyes, I took a breath and spoke. “Luke.”


Author Bio:
Sara “Furlong” Burr was born and raised in Michigan and currently still lives there with her husband, two daughters, a high-strung Lab, and three judgmental cats. When she’s not writing, Sara enjoys reading, camping, spending time with her family, and attempting to paint while consuming more amaretto sours than she cares to admit.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Title: #Selfie
Series: Hashtag #4
Author: Cambria Hebert
Rating: 

She was the one girl I never wanted-until I had her. It was one night, one mistake, something we both wanted to forget. I got rid of the proof. The one piece of evidence that could remind us both. At least, I thought I did. When it shows up on the school Buzzfeed, rumors fly. Friendships are tested, and the feels get real. I don't do relationships. I don't open my heart. Especially for a girl everyone knows I hate. What happens during spring break stays in spring break-until it follows you home.

    

#Selfie is the start of Braeden and Ivy’s story, and a book I’ve been anxious to read. This addition to the Hashtag series stayed firmly in the New Adult genre, and I really loved watching the ladies man fall, and fall hard.

Summary:
Braeden Walker doesn’t do relationships. He looks only as far as the next ‘just for fun’ candidate. He’s not built for the long term; not with the dark pit buried inside him. He’s seen what that pit can do when it’s given free reign, and he won’t ever allow it to happen. Ivy Forrester was the one woman he never wanted. She’s too high maintenance; worried about her appearance constantly and what people think of her. Braeden doesn’t believe she understands what’s really important. One mistake changes everything. One night. Blame it on the end of Spring Break Blues. Whatever it was, they both want to forget it ever happened. But forgetting is easier said than done. Tension mounts. Something opened up for both Braeden and Ivy that night, and it’s not easily closed off. No matter how often they deny it, they both realize their connection has followed them home. When a forgotten memento of that night is splashed across the University’s Buzzfeed, rumors fly. What happens on Spring Break is supposed to stay in Spring Break. Especially when the two people involved hate each other. But there’s a fine line between love and hate, and Break seems like it’s only the beginning. Can a budding relationship, one started with animosity, survive with the threat of friendships being tested and when a surprising betrayal is revealed?

I have loved Braeden since we met him in book one. Not only has he been a fantastic friend to Romeo, but he also accepted Rimmel with little hesitation. He’s been protective, understanding, supportive, and funny as hell. Despite his reputation with the ladies, I fell hard and fast. The one thing I admired about him was his honesty. He always let girls know the score. It wasn’t a secret he didn’t do relationships. Finding out about his past made his lack of relationships sadly understandable. His inner turmoil was heartbreaking. Where Braeden caught my heart from the very beginning, I was a lot more wary of Ivy. There wasn’t anything she said or did that made me doubt her intentions toward Romeo and Rimmel. It’s just that she became a lot more interested in being Rimmel’s friend after she found out about Romeo. It was a bit suspicious. Luckily, she quickly dispelled these doubts with her supportiveness, thoughtfulness, and fun personality. Given her carefree party-girl attitude, I never would have guessed what was under the facade Ivy projected. It wasn’t that she was ever insincere about anything. She was a typical college student trying to find where she belonged. I just never expected her to be so critical of herself. I was happy she realized the path she was on after things went down with Zach, and I agreed things needed to change, though. I loved Braeden and Ivy together. I don’t think I saw it at first, but as soon as the idea was presented, it made total sense. Their chemistry was off the charts, and I loved that they couldn’t resist when it came to the other. We get to catch up with Rimmel and Romeo, too. I still adore them. We also get more of Trent in this book, and he is dreamy. He was so sweet to Ivy and I definitely want to see more of him. He’s a good addition to the gang. Missy surprised me. No shocked me. I still don’t really know why. Onward to #Poser so I can get some answers. ♡
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Survival of the Richest 
Skye Warren 
Publication date: June 12th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

A Park Avenue princess…
My story starts with a plunge into the cold water of Manhattan’s harbor. A strong hand hauls me back onto the deck of the luxury yacht. Christopher was supposed to be my enemy, the son of my mother’s latest husband. Instead he protects me with fierce determination when I need him most.


This tale begins with a fall, but it doesn’t end there.Because another man wants me.
Sutton wants to consume me with a passion more feral than kind. In the lush emotional wilderness I’m not sure I want Christopher to save me this time…
Or if there will be anything left if he tries.
SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST is a book about finding your soul’s desire, even if the search leads you places you never expect. A woman torn between two men. An impossible choice. And a war fought on the most dangerous battlefield–the heart.
EXCERPT:
My body heats at the words, at the remembered pleasure of Sutton’s mouth on my sex. Christopher looks down at me, as if he can feel the heat emanating from between my legs. His expression turns stark, as if he’s in pain. That’s only fair, because I’m in pain too.
“You deserve better than that,” Christopher says, but there’s no way to pretend he’s talking about Sutton. He’s talking about himself and we both know it.
“He gives me what I want, which is something you might try next time you like a girl.”
“It wasn’t that,” he says, harsh again.
“No?” I step forward and place a hand on his chest, feeling the way his heart beats strong and fast. He may want to be unaffected by me, but he isn’t. I tilt my face up toward him. “You didn’t imagine me naked in the cabin later?”
He sucks in a breath. “You were too young then.”
My words come out as a whisper. “What about now? Will you do what Sutton said—imagine me in this dress when you go home after this?”
“It’s not fucking decent,” he says, even though the silk covers every part of me. It’s a perfectly respectable dress, when it’s not hitched up around my waist.
“You can thank Sutton for this,” I say, because it’s true. He’s the only reason I lean forward and place my lips against Christopher’s, touching them in some terrible attempt to show him what he gave up, to prove to myself that I don’t care about either of them.
Christopher sucks in a breath. For a second I think he’s going to pull away. He stiffens and grasps my hair with his fist. Easy enough for him to stop the kiss. Instead he dips my head back and deepens it, exploring my mouth with his teeth, his tongue. Opening me wider until I whimper. Pulling me close until I can feel how hard he is beneath his slacks.
His other hand fists in the gauze of my dress, and I realize he’s holding me with both hands clenched—one in my hair and one in my clothes. I don’t know whether he’s doing it so he doesn’t have to touch me or because it’s a way to control me without bruising me. He uses both hands to tug me closer; I’m pressed so tightly I can’t imagine getting away.
Where Sutton had been raw sensuality and playfulness, Christopher is pure determination. He kisses me like he’s a conquering army, like I’m made of gold he has to grasp—or lose forever.



Author Bio:
Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance. Her new book ESCORT is out now!
“ESCORT is perfection only Skye Warren can deliver—a poetically erotic tale of exquisitely damaged characters, devastating secrets, revenge and redemption.” – Samanthe Beck, USA Today bestselling author
“Hypnotically romantic…this book reads like a sensual dream and I didn’t want to wake up.” – Tessa Bailey, New York Times bestselling author
Don't miss a release! Sign up for the newsletter to get new book alerts: www.skyewarren.com/newsletter

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

This week is: 
Books That Awaken the Travel Bug In Me! 

My Guest Blogger, Jamie, and I decided to split this up. She picked five, and I picked five as well! :) 

Travel is fun in general, but it is also a lot of fun in books as well. Books are a way for a lot of people to escape, so if you have travel in your books it will take you to a lot  places you've always wanted to see, but through a different set of eyes. And you don't have to worry about all the negative aspects of travel, either. :) 

1) The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski

Blurb:
Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett had always been one to think out-of-the-box, who knew she wanted something more in life than following the same repetitive patterns and growing old with the same repetitive life story. And she thought that her life was going in the right direction until everything fell apart.

Determined not to dwell on the negative and push forward, Camryn is set to move in with her best friend and plans to start a new job. But after an unexpected night at the hottest club in downtown North Carolina, she makes the ultimate decision to leave the only life she’s ever known, far behind.

With a purse, a cell phone and a small bag with a few necessities, Camryn, with absolutely no direction or purpose boards a Greyhound bus alone and sets out to find herself. What she finds is a guy named Andrew Parrish, someone not so very different from her and who harbors his own dark secrets. But Camryn swore never to let down her walls again. And she vowed never to fall in love.

But with Andrew, Camryn finds herself doing a lot of things she never thought she’d do. He shows her what it’s really like to live out-of-the-box and to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. On their sporadic road-trip he becomes the center of her exciting and daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she never imagined possible. But will Andrew’s dark secret push them inseparably together, or tear them completely apart?

Due to sexual content and language, this book is recommended for 17+ – Adult Contemporary Women’s – New Adult Fiction 

It has been a while since I've read this, but I remember feeling sad, and also feeling a bit of wonderlust from it. The urge to travel hit really hard, so did the urge to cry, but the travel bug was huge in this one. :) 


2) A is for Alpha Male by Laurel Ulen Curtis

Blurb:
I'm Haley Whitfield, and I recently had the ingenious idea to enlist my mother, Allison, as my kick*ss sidekick and set out on a road trip. This road trip wasn't to be just any road trip, but a very special one indeed. An adventure with an acutely specific purpose - to find our other halves. The peanut butter to our jelly. The i to our Phone. The stripper to our pole. 

If our romantic desires were a personal ad, they would read something like this: 
** Two sassy women (Ages twenty-seven and forty-nine respectively - Ouch. Okay, ages twenty-seven and thirty - with nineteen years experience - respectively) seeking Alpha Males to love us with zeal and kiss us with skill. Gorgeous face and sexy, tattooed, hard body a must. If you aren't a dangerous bad*ss with the x-rated skills and virility to match, don't bother. Must be willing to protect us from danger, value our quirkiness, and keep your mouth shut when said quirkiness is what leads to said danger. Momma's boys named Dan Smith need not apply.** 

I know. It's a bit wordy. In fact, it would probably cost a fortune. Luckily, we're not ready for the personal ad. We're not that desperate... yet. This is my story. 

Warning: Some explicit language and sexual content.

This book is hilarious! I thought this book was really good, and it is sort of a tribute to one of my favorite authors, so that makes it even more awesome.  This book has some travel in it, and romance of course, but it also has a bit of mom and daughter stuff going on as well. And that really hits close to home. I adored this book, and I laughed and cried through it. And it made me want to take a road trip with my mom. 

3) Trip & Fall by Kendal Waller

Blurb:
Georgia Lee Marshall has spent the last decade watching her best and closest friends move away and begin their fabulous lives while she has stayed close to home and buried herself beneath her self imposed responsibilities, her work, and a mountain of ‘what if’s’. The truth is Georgia has never believed she could do more. This was her life and she was determined to do the best she could with what she had without spending too much of her time worrying about the ways things could have been different if she’d made other decisions along the way.
When she loses her job, sells her house to the first person who looks at it, and is faced with a summer full of the possibilities. She takes off on what she calls an adventure - hoping to find the answers to why her friends’ lives turned out so much better and more exciting than hers. She jumps into her jeep and out of her comfort zone, searching out the ‘what if’s’, and looking for a new direction for herself.
This is the story of Georgia’s journey and the discovery of the realization that things are not always how they seem. Finding in the end that if she is brave enough to believe in herself, she may find the adventure of her life will lead her to a life she never could have dreamt possible.

Georgia has ended up losing it all, and decides it is time to find her self. She takes off on a road trip that will bring her lots of fun, and a few crazy times as well. 
This book really makes you just want to pack up and take off to see the world and what it has to offer. It also makes you realize that you should be grateful for what you have as well. I really enjoyed this one, and it set off the travel bug in me. 


4) In Honor by Jessi Kirby

Blurb:
Honor receives her brother’s last letter from Iraq three days after learning that he died, and opens it the day his fellow Marines lay the flag over his casket. Its contents are a complete shock: concert tickets to see Kyra Kelly, her favorite pop star and Finn’s celebrity crush. In his letter, he jokingly charged Honor with the task of telling Kyra Kelly that he was in love with her. 

Grief-stricken and determined to grant Finn’s last request, she rushes to leave immediately. But she only gets as far as the driveway before running into Rusty, Finn’s best friend since third grade and his polar opposite. She hasn’t seen him in ages, thanks to a falling out between the two guys, but Rusty is much the same as Honor remembers him: arrogant, stubborn . . . and ruggedly good-looking. Neither one is what the other would ever look for in a road trip partner, but the two of them set off together, on a voyage that makes sense only because it doesn’t. Along the way, they find small and sometimes surprising ways to ease their shared loss and honor Finn--but when shocking truths are revealed at the end of the road, will either of them be able to cope with the consequences?

I'm starting to notice a trend with all of my "travel bug" books. They are all really sad, well most of them anyway. This is another one that starts off really sad, and stays sad, but it also brings joy and happiness to the reader as well. Oh, and let's not forget it awakes the travel bug, too. 

5) Roadtrip to Redemption by Laurie Larsen

Blurb:
Leslie Malone faces an empty, lonely summer. Her marriage is over. Her daughter is overseas, living her dream. Her students are enjoying a carefree summer break. What's the purpose of her life if she's not a wife, mother and teacher? The idea of a roadtrip beckons her. Aimless wandering? Or inspired discovery? A woman of faith, she asks God for His guidance, then does her best to follow His direction.
Hank Harrison is a quiet man, good with his hands, but short on words. He's paid a heavy price for not forgiving his son for horrible mistakes made years ago, mistakes with vast consequences. Hank recognizes Leslie as an answer to his prayers, and together, they begin to mend their futures.
Neither of them plans to fall in love. Will the worst summer of Leslie's life become the season that redeems them both?
The title of this one sort of says it all. It gives me a huge urge to travel and enjoy life like the heroine decides to do in this one. She also found love along the way as well. 
So, while I would be taking my love with me, I would still have a wonderful time with this one. :) 

That's all from me, be sure to check out Jamie's picks below, and I hope everyone has a good week! 




Five Books That Awaken the Travel Bug in Me

My favorite part of reading is the escape and exploration of a new place. Books open up a whole new world, and I find myself adding more and more destinations to my bucket list. Here I’ve included a few books that always get my travel bug plotting and planning.

1.) Southern Sunset (44 South, #1) by Nicola Claire
Blurb:
I stared out at the majestic vista before me and thought, if God lived anywhere, it'd be here. And then I looked down at the dead body at my feet.

Murder.
Mystery.
Quirky townspeople?

There’s something strange about Twizel. Maggie Blackmore didn’t come to this sleepy hollow for a mystery, but she sure as heck found one. Being an Aucklander in the South Island doesn’t help either. If they’re not calling her a JAFA (Just Another F**king Aucklander) then they’re telling her to slow down. Twizel Time is real and Maggie has to learn to roll with it.

As if that’s not enough, then there’s the farmers.

Rugged.
Demanding.
Got a thing for ponytails?

Just what the hell Luke Drake is up to is anyone’s guess. But when the station manager of Red Tussock takes an interest in the new girl in town, there’s no stopping him. And Maggie’s not sure that she wants to. But rules are rules and murder complicates matters. Being the only cop in town who can investigate the growing number of crimes puts Maggie in an even deeper quagmire.

And that’s not even considering the past that comes back to haunt her.

This sleepy hollow has just woken up and Twizel doesn’t care if you were born here or born to live here. Sooner or later your secrets will come out.

☆I love Nicola Claire. Her books never fail to entertain me, and I adore the setting. Most of her books are set in New Zealand, so it’s been on my list of places to visit for a very long time. Southern Sunset opened my eyes to the beauty of all of New Zealand, though. After reading this book, I was desperate to visit Mackenzie Country. Look up pictures of Twizel, New Zealand. You’ll have it on your to visit list, too.

2.) Heaven and Hell (Heaven and Hell, #1) by Kristen Ashley
Blurb:
After making a bad decision when she was very young, Kia Clementine finds herself in hell. Then, suddenly, within the time it takes for a shotgun to blast, her hell changes. Completely. Then out-of-the-blue she sees Sampson Cooper, her celebrity crush. A man the whole world knows is decent. A man the world knows is loyal. A man the world knows is good. All of these very unlike her now dead husband.

He’s sitting at a table right next to hers. And she catches his eye.

Terrified of the interest Sam shows in her, Kia finds the courage to go out with him. Not long after, she shares her dark secrets and Sam shares that he’ll stop at nothing to gain her trust.

As Sam leads Kia to heaven, Kia realizes that Sam is living his own hell. But although he gives her beauty and she gives him everything, he withholds his trust.

Even with all the beauty Sam shows her, Kia wants it all. But Sam forces Kia to make a heartbreaking decision and only she can decide. It’s all or nothing.

☆Kristen Ashley is one of my favorite authors, and she never fails to describe a world that’s hard to resist. Heaven and Hell includes a heroine making her own life changes and using travel to connect back with who she is. I loved it, and found myself wanting to go right along with her to Italy and Greece. Especially Greece. The sights, sounds, and food always make me want to pick up the phone to a travel agent as soon as I’m done reading.

3.) Born in Fire (Born In Trilogy, #1) by Nora Roberts
Blurb:
Passions are about to flare for the Concannon sisters . . .

Maggie and Brianna Concannon are two very different sisters. The calm and gentle Bri seems able to weather any storm, even the constant criticism that rains down on them both from their mother, but Maggie is a passionate and fiery artist whose temper is as bold as her art. Their mother's bitterness is a mystery to Bri and Maggie, until secrets from the past challenge everything they've come to believe.

It's Maggie's skill as a glass blower that brings Rogan Sweeney, the international gallery owner, to her small cottage in County Clare. His interest in her is purely professional, until their personalities clash and sparks begin to fly . . . As her career takes off, how will Maggie cope with the heat of the spotlight and feelings for Rogan that she would rather ignore?

☆As a teen, I remember falling in love with romance books. I’d steal and hide my mom and grandma’s paperbacks so I could secretly read them. Along with harlequin books, I found Nora Roberts. The Born In Trilogy were my very first books by NR and through them, I found my love of Ireland. I have Irish ancestry, so I gobbled up all three books, and promised myself I’d one day visit the rolling green hills and gothic castles.

4.) Baby It’s Cold Outside (Alaskan Nights, #1) by Addison Fox
Blurb:
After a frantic call, Sloan McKinley travels to the heart of the Alaskan wilderness to be there for her best friend, who's just inherited property in the small town of Indigo. The last thing she expects is to be lured by the town's matriarchs into their annual contest to get their grandsons married off.

But Sloan can't deny the appeal of the rugged local men-Walker Montgomery in particular. Soon she finds herself falling in love with the wild outdoors...and with one of Indigo's most beloved residents. There's just one question that remains: is the town's most confirmed bachelor ready to get caught?

☆Winter is my favorite holiday, so books with snow always catch my attention. The Alaskan Nights series is a sweet romance that just happens to take place in the wilds of Alaska. After reading, I probably had a romanticized view of what living there would mean, but I still want to visit. Beautiful, sparkly white as far as the eye can see, and the chance to experience the Northern Lights first-hand.

5.) Running Into Love (Fluke My Life, #1) by Aurora Rose Reynolds
Blurb:
Fawn Reed has kissed one too many toads and has finally decided that Prince Charming doesn’t exist. After countless mishaps, mistakes, and unmitigated disasters on the dating scene, she’s decided to give up and move on with her life…solo.

Everything changes, however, after Fawn runs into Levi Fremont, a homicide detective new to New York City.

Dedication to the job has rendered Levi’s love life nonexistent—until he moves in next door to the free-spirited Fawn. After a series of comedic run-ins push them together, will they finally give in to the inevitable and realize—maybe—they are perfect for each other?

☆Aurora Rose Reynolds is another of my all-time fave authors, and her books always entertain me. While Stumbling Into Love doesn’t contain overwhelming descriptions of the New York setting, it still brings my love of the vibrant city roaring back to life. I had the opportunity to visit New York in my late teens and I adored every bit of the fast-paced environment. Reading books set there, reminds me of that amazing trip and only makes me want to experience it all over again.
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