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Friday Finds & Reader Recommendations – 03-18-2022


HAPPY FRIDAY MY BOOK FRIENDS!! I have an amazing Friday Finds list in store for us (tons of great recommendations, and new releases) to choose from, for our weekend reads. I’m building it as we speak. 🙂 And I’d love to know what YOU’RE reading this weekend (or even watching – I need a binge-worthy show while I update some of these books lists). 😀

BLASTS FROM OUR BOOK PAST!!

TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE FOUND FOR THE WEEKEND :D !!

  • Single Girl in the City (The Eastons) by Marina Adair <— SHE OFFERS TO HELP HIM WITH HIS BAR!! “…After a tragic accident, kindergarten teacher, Abi Woods is forced to take stock of her life and vows to make better choices. She trades in her Teacher of the Year trophy for Good Samaritan hat and posts a Good Deed Needed signup sheet in town. Only this amateur do-gooder discovers that do-gooding is harder than it appears. Determined to make amends for her past choices, she agrees to team up with the big, broody bar owner next door—who might just be the biggest wrong she has to right…”
  • Oath of Sacrifice : A Dark Mafia Romance (Deviant Doms) by Jane Henry <— LIVE!!
  • Blade of Iris: A Dark Mafia Romance by K.A Knight <— LIVE!!
  • Hell Theory series by Lauren Gilley <— KELLY WAS SO INTO THESE!

Kelly: I loved Lauren Gilley’s Hell Theory series. 2021 had me become somewhat obsessed with her paranormal writing. The Sons of Rome and The Drake Chronicals are amazing!

  • Beyond The Love: A BRAE Anthology by Rachel Van Dyken, Shannon Youngblood et al <— ANTHOLOGY ALERT!! “…this collection of short love stories from the authors of Beyond the Read Author Event. You’ll find your next book boyfriend between the pages, ranging from steamy to unexpected to downright scorching. Dare to enter a world of hopeless romantics, dark and mysterious love, and hearts ignited by the moments between the sheets… and beyond…”
  • Listen: A Single Dad Romance (Single Dads Book 5) by RJ Scott <— LIVE!!!
  • Red: A steamy modern MM take on Red Riding Hood (House of Misfits Book 6) by Cambria Hebert <— LIVE!!!
  • Unexpected Attraction: A Billionaire Fake Marriage Romance by Mia Faye <— LIVE!!! HER ONE NIGHT STAND ENDS UP BEING HER BOSS & NOW SHE’S PREGNANT!! “...instead of organizing appointments and sorting files for him, Logan is asking me to do something unimaginable: In order for him to claim his billion-dollar inheritance, his father’s will says he must have a wife. And that wife is supposed to be me. Unfortunately, I didn’t have an opportunity to tell him about my secret that’s coming in nine months. The hopeless resolution to keep our fake marriage strictly professional is quickly put to the test…”
  • THE BOOKS TASHA J IS GETTING READY FOR (or has just read)!!

Tasha J: The Cartographers, I got these in my box this month. 😊

I recently read The Lifeguards by Amanda Eyre Ward and it was ok,

Daughter of the Pirate King, loved this one,

and am currently reading The Paris Apartment and In My Dreams I Hold a Knife. One hardback and one kindle, for the treadmill. I’m enjoying both so far.

  • Evernight Unleashed (Ravenwood Coven Book 3) by Carrie Ann Ryan <— TRILOGY CONCLUSION!! “…In the dramatic conclusion to the Ravenwood Coven series by NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, this sleeping magical paranormal town knows that war can be a beginning…and an ending…”
  • The Birdsong Trilogy by Nina Lane <— BACK ON THE LIST ‘CAUSE I KEEP GETTING OMG THIS IS AWESOME COMMENTS!!!

Cindy: I’m on book one now. Beautiful writing.

Lisa: I’m on book two and loving it!

MJ Fryer: THIS!!!!! Exquisite storytelling that must be read!!!!

Kate: I’m on 3rd book right now. One word… WOW! Sooooo good!! Yes, the timing 💔😭 wow! Just absolutely heartbreaking. The writing is flawless and just amazing!

Melissa: I’m going to have to start this series next.

  • Sabotage: A Dark Enemies to Lovers Romance by Shantel Tessier <— RED FLAG (STALKER??)! HE POSTED A VIDEO OF HER… “…I’ve ruined every relationship my little princess has ever had. A sure way that she’ll come crawling back to me, begging me for what only I can give her when another man fails her. But I’m tired of watching others get a piece of what is mine. So, I did what any rational man would do—I staked my claim, showed the world that she belonged to me, and I’m going to do whatever it takes to make her believe it too…”
  • Hunt the Stars: A Novel (Starlight’s Shadow Book 1) by Jessie Mihalik <— MARGIE RECOMMENDS THIS KICK-ASS HEROINE!

Margie: Another Great Kickass Heroine

Jessie Mihalik has a new space adventure book out with a great smart kickass heroine… Hunt the Stars: A Novel (Starlight’s Shadow Book 1) released February 1st. If you like Ilona Andrews you’ll love this book. In fact it gets a special blessing from IA: “Jessie Mihalik is an author to watch.” — Ilona Andrews, #1 New York Times bestselling author.

  • The Mystery of Hadley (The Honeyton Mystery Series Book 4) by Jessica Sorensen <— LIVE!! THE LATEST BY JESSICA SORENSEN!!! HER MEMORIES ARE COMING BACK… something dark and sinister!! “…Mine and my sisters’ lives will never be the same. That’s the thought I have as I wait in the hospital to see if my sister will be okay. That’s just one of the many problems I’m facing. I have to play scavenger hunt to track down the bags my father owes a very powerful, and dangerous man. But worse, forgotten memories have started resurfacing, and I’m beginning to think that the life I thought I lived might not be how I remember it…”
  • Finding Forever: in Saddleback Ridge by Milan Watson <— SUPER-BARGAIN TODAY!!
  • MONY’S LATEST BOOK UPDATE/RECOMMENDATIONS!!

Mony: Few books I really liked

Against A Wall by Cate C. Wells – This book was a wonderful surprise. Expected a traditional bully or an enemies-to-lovers story. But this was so much more. Depth, good writing, and an “adorably confused alpha”. Great mountain setting too. 5★

Kingdom Fall by A. Zavarelli – A very good mafia romance. (Although not my fave trope, I really liked this one.) Sizzle, chemistry and hot hot alpha, mafia king Alessio. Maybe too many plot twists but let’s just focus on Alessio. LOL 4.5★

After reading KF I just couldn’t help myself and HAD to read Maddest Obsession by Danielle Lori. The quirky banter and one of the edgiest alphas I’ve come across. OMG! 5+++★

A few more reads…

King’s Captive by Amber A. Bardan – A really good captivity romance puzzle. 4.5★

First Touch and Last Kiss (duet) by Laurelin Paige– An edgy story about Emily who’s pursuing the disappearance of her best friend & believes Reece, a hot & mistrusting mafia guy, may have played a role. First Touch 5★ & Last Kiss 3.5-4★

You Can Run (Laurel Snow #1) by Rebecca Zanetti – Intriguing & well-done whodunnit plot, lots of action, smart FBI woman, hot elusive ranger guy, and some wonderful offbeat characters. 5★

Aimee: I finished a good one !  Hot Shot. By: Ahren Sanders 4 1/2* had a strong Male lead which I loved. Sometimes when they do I story about them getting another girl pregnant they become b*tch a*ses who have to come crawling back…. But he owned it and didn’t take any crap. The female lead was also good too.

Aimee: I just finished a Jay McLean book!  More Than This – A 4 star for me. I felt that the tragedy should have been more devastating than the way it was written. It did finish out strong. Will be listening to the second one in this series!

A few more reads…

King’s Captive by Amber A. Bardan – A really good captivity romance puzzle. 4.5★

First Touch and Last Kiss (duet) by Laurelin Paige– An edgy story about Emily who’s pursuing the disappearance of her best friend & believes Reece, a hot & mistrusting mafia guy, may have played a role. First Touch 5★ & Last Kiss 3.5-4★

You Can Run (Laurel Snow #1) by Rebecca Zanetti – Intriguing & well-done whodunnit plot, lots of action, smart FBI woman, hot elusive ranger guy, and some wonderful offbeat characters. 5★

  • bev is into these right now!!

Just cracked open Waking Olivia I saw a good review of it recently. It’s college track star and coach which is iffy, but not really an age gap. It has me a little curious because the heroine sleep runs instead of sleep walks.

Also, on the short TBR is The Spanish Love Deception which got some buzz last year and is supposed to be a grumpy/sunshine read.

And Her Night With The Duke. It was a Fated Mates best of for 2021 and they are going to have a discussion podcast of it, so want to read it before then.

And last is a manga that I just think the cover is so cute. Daily Report About My Witch Senpai is that one.

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Aimee: I just listened to this one and loved it! She has several in this series that are free to listen if you have audible.

Also I listened to another Mindhunters book and it was just as good as the other!!! Loving that series!!!!

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