Lusting for Covers, Couple Edition – September 2017

Romance Twitter has always been my happy place. Last night was not exception when a tweet made me realize how much my book cover preference has changed over the past months. I mean, male and female models are still okay but the lack of diversity and the seemingly same people over and over make me second-guess if I wanted to buy the book. Don’t judge a book by its cover, you say. And while it still rings true to other people, I have my preference and I’m sticking to it. Hence, now I tend to spend my money on books with couple on the cover. There’s just something so magnetic about crazy in love couples in front of a romance book! I am now "more couple in book covers…

ARC Review: Let’s Get Textual by Teagan Hunter

Release Date: September 8, 2017 Rating: 3/5 Source: ARC provided for an honest review. Add to Goodreads A wrong number is supposed to be just that—a wrong number. Delete. Done. Do not continue to text. Do not flirt. A wrong number shouldn’t be the first person on your mind in the morning, or the last at night…and you’re definitely not supposed to talk them into buying a baby goat. Because that would be weird. When Zach Hastings and I get into a wrong-number mix-up, we don’t follow the rules. We keep texting and flirting, because he’s wicked funny and perfectly nerdy and a wonderful distraction. I’m not looking for love, and Zach definitely had the wrong number. But maybe… Maybe he’s the right guy. Amazon US Amazon CA Amazon…

Waiting on Wednesday & EXCLUSIVE Snippet: Still (Grip #2) by Kennedy Ryan

I rarely post my can’t-wait-to-read books because I don’t really do that but I just can’t tone my excitement down for Kennedy Ryan’s next book???? Which happens to be more of Grip (hero) and Bristol (heroine) from her books, FLOW (prequel) and GRIP (now book 1)??? I mean… I’m telling you now–it’s my top fave book this year. I repeat: TOP. FAVE. Of the year. And let me say that Kennedy didn’t really plan on having book 2 because the first book can stand on its own, it’s complete, totally no cliffhanger whatsoever. HOWEVER! I think we pressured–I meant we begged–Kennedy to write more of our fave couple and here we are now! I mean as readers, we do want to know what happens now to our fave characters,…

ARC Review: Drumline by Stacy Kestwick

Release Date: September 3, 2017 Rating: 4.5/5 Source: ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review Add to Goodreads Traditions are important. Especially in the South. College football. Rivalries. Tailgating. Halftime shows. Some things just don’t change. Until Reese Holland shows up with her long legs and no-bullsh*t attitude to audition for the prestigious all-male Rodner University snare line. It doesn’t matter how much hazing she has to endure from Laird Bronson, with his narrowed green eyes and arrogant smirk. She wants that damn spot, and she’s more than good enough to earn it. She expects there to be tension. Even friction. But not sparks hot enough to burn the entire campus down. ***Drumline is a standalone college romance. Amazon Amazon Universal iBooks B&N Kobo College Romance is…

Top Picks: 9/05 Book Releases

@readbyher says: I read the first book and I liked it! What makes me 1-clicking this book is the fake relationship trope and it’s written by a Filipino-American author! When an entrepreneur and an Army reservist end up in their own reality show fauxmance, they have to decide whether their love exists just for the cameras…or if it’s for real in this warmhearted romance, perfect for foodies and wine lovers! Bryn Aquino, the former manager of a Filipino restaurant, knows the value of hard work. With a shiny new MBA in tow and an investor, she’s ready to start her own business: a culinary retreat where visitors can relax, cook, and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Dubbed Paraiso Retreats, she leases the childhood home of army reservist Mitchell Dunford—who returned…

Top Picks: 8/29 Book Releases

@readbyher says: Female lawyer and hero with a lot dogs? *grabby hands* I got the first book as a giveaway prize recently and I’m starting that as soon as I finish this one. When she needs a sanctuary… Targeted by a sadistic former client, attorney Liz Lewis needs a place to lay low. When a friend offers her his family farm as a safe house, she eagerly accepts, unaware that she’ll have to share the farm with her friend’s brawny, beautiful brother, Silas McInroy. …she invades his… Weary of a world that doesn’t understand him, Silas just wants to be left alone to grow the best produce upstate New York has to offer. Still, he’s not going to toss a woman out when her safety is on the line.…

ARC Review: Dr. Neuro(tic) by Max Monroe

Series: St. Luke’s Docuseries #3 Release date: August 29, 2017 Rating: 5 / 5 ARC generously provided for an honest review.  Buy links: iBooks: https://goo.gl/oiPbPN AMAZON: https://goo.gl/QSKlXo AMAZON UK: https://goo.gl/a1eYp5 AMAZON AU: https://goo.gl/TuJwzy AMAZON CA: https://goo.gl/D06ZTL Kobo: https://goo.gl/Po6Ys3 Nook: https://goo.gl/ZRKXEL Google Play: https://goo.gl/XT4oNV Dr. Nick Raines wants nothing more than to keep his head on straight and his daughter in his life. But does that really have to mean he can’t have love? It’s a battle: Head vs. Heart. I have a new flavor of the month and that is Dr. Neuro(tic) by Max Monroe, book three of the St. Luke’s docuseries. What a great way to punctuate this series with another romantic comedy so rich topped with some bittersweet tang! I must admit, I was hesitant about Nick…