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Books Added to My Shelves This Week

August 12th through 18th

I decided to splurge a bit this past week and treat myself to some titles I’ve been wanting.  And there were several titles offered by various authors at a dollar or no cost on Amazon as well so… my TBR just got a huge influx of material.  Not complaining, just have to find the time to get started on my newest additions – and maybe catch up on some that have been in my ever growing tower of TBR books.

So, here we go:

The Last Gamble by Anabelle Bryant  (I love her Regency Romances)

Pride Mates by Jennifer Ashley  (I’m addicted to Shifters and decided to go back to the beginning of her Unbound series)

Dark Carousel by Christine Feehan  (Really need to get caught up on the Dark (Carpathians) series)

Shadow Reaper by Christine Feehan – (Loved the first book in this new series)

The Awakening by Christine Feehan (Again, went back to the very beginning of the Leopard People series)

Dying Breath by Heather Graham  (Got to get caught up on Krewe of Hunters series)

The Private Eye by Jayne Ann Krentz  (because… Jayne Ann Krentz, needs no further explanation)

The Obsession by Nora Roberts  (again, because Nora Roberts, enough said)

ALSO

No One But You by Brenda Novak  (newest addition to Silver Springs series at a great price)

The Wedding Season by Samantha Chase  (another great deal)

The Teacher’s Billionaire & The Playboy Billionaire by Christina Tetreault  (again, great deals)


And that wrapped up my spending spree for this week.  I got some books that I’ve been wanting but kept putting off until “later” but we all know that later never comes unless it’s right in front of us.   It’s also rather daunting to be beginning some series that are very long, but I tend to need to go back to the beginning so it might take me a while to get caught up, but the journey will be worth it in the end.

So it was an expensive spending week, but I don’t regret any of my purchases.  Not even going to mention NetGalley this week.    Bottom line is I had fun and will have a blast on my reading binge… one happy reader right now.  🙂

 

Do nice guys stand a chance? 

Lizzie Donavue went from being the sister of his best friend to the girl Nick Templeton most wants to kiss. On her birthday, he finally summons up the courage to make his move. But it looks like Nick’s missed his chance when he discovers that Lizzie has been offered a modelling contract, which will take her away to the glamorous fashion scenes of New York and Los Angeles.

Nick is forced to watch from the sidelines as the gawky teenager he knew is transformed into Elizabeth Donavue: top model and ultimate English rose pin-up, forever caught in a whirlwind of celebrity parties with the next up-and-coming Hollywood bad boy by her side.

But then Lizzie’s star-studded life comes crashing down around her, and a guy like Nick could be just what she needs. Will she take a chance on him? Or is he just too damn nice?

Can love overcome betrayal, or are some things broken beyond repair?

Too hurt to look into who might have sent photos of Cash Gallagher kissing another woman, Tally McKenzie flees to a secret hideout in Brighton and tries to forget her lover. 

Stubborn to the last, Cash tracks Tally down and wins her back by confessing his darkest secret. Now he can only hope his demons don’t become headline news and threaten his role as the reigning bad boy of center court.

Can Cash and Tally’s deepening relationship survive all the challenges, or is the hot tennis ace about to discover that the prospect of losing his precious career is the least of his woes?

Titles in the Winning Ace trilogy include:  Winning AceLosing Game – Grand Slam

As one of the owners of London’s most infamous and scandalous gambling hall, The Underworld, Luke Reese looks like a man who has it all.

But underneath his swagger lies a pain which no amount of liquor, women or card games can ease. Because, nine months ago, Luke’s son was stolen by his half-brother, Lord Dursley.

Luke knows the agony of growing up without a family, and he will not allow his son to suffer the same fate. So when evidence leads him to Coventry and a mysterious governess named Georgina, Luke doesn’t hesitate in tracking her down.

But nothing is ever as simple as it seems in the London ton. And soon, Luke is facing his most dangerous gamble yet.

Dare he risk losing his heart to find his son?

Titles in the Bastards of London series include:  The Den of Iniquity Into The Hall of Vice –  The Last Gamble – 

Twice-buckled American Extreme Bull Riders tour world champion Kane Wilder is riding high at the top of his game, rolling in fame, adulation, women, and money. When he hits his hometown of Phoenix, he’s sure of another win. Nothing shakes his confidence and focus–until he comes face-to-face with his former friend and lover, Sky, holding the hand of a toddler with his eyes and trademarked dark curls and smile. Suddenly winning is about more than sticking his ride for eight seconds. 

When one of her artworks is chosen for a world class hospital guild art auction, Sky Gordon thinks she’s finally going to make a name for herself artistically and cleanse her life and heart of Kane Wilder for good. But when Kane shows up at the gallery and learns the secret she’s kept, Sky realizes more’s at stake than just her pride and heart. Kane may be even more devastatingly sexy, but he doesn’t take no for an answer, and he plays to win at any cost.

Titles in the American Extreme Bull Riders Tour series include:  Tanner by Sarah Mayberry – Chase by Barbara Dunlop –  Casey by Kelly Hunter – Cody by Megan Crane – Troy by Amy Andrews – Kane by Sinclair Jayne – Austin by Jeannie Watt – Gage by Katherine Garbera

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality.  If you’d like to take part simply click on those links above or the graphic to discover what this fun meme is all about.

It’s been a while since I took part in the fun memes of the book blogging world.  Life happened, time got away from me – you know the reasons.  And soon reasons became just an excuse to not take the time.  Well – enough of that.  But since I’m restarting I can’t use my old numbering system, so back to the beginning I go.  🙂

Books Added to My Shelves This Week

August 5th through 11th

Actually a very slow week as far as purchases go.  Several “borrows” through the Kindle Unlimited subscription service – but otherwise quiet.  So my first week back is kinda a bust and this will only show on the website.  *sigh*  Oh well.

 

Radio DJ Dylan Morgan enjoys small town life in Marietta. Unlike his longtime girlfriend and globetrotting photojournalist Casey Michaels, he’s never been tempted to spread his wings. Until an east coast job offer at a major radio station catches his eye. He considers taking the position, but then Casey calls… She’s coming home.

After years of wandering the globe, Casey Michaels is tired and needs a break and while she didn’t plan on coming home for good, the idea is starting to grow on her. All she wants to do is spend time with her forever boyfriend, Dylan. But all she meets is suspicion as everyone waits for her to pack up her suitcase once again. To convince Dylan she’s home for good, she plans a grand gesture–a photography show celebrating Marietta life. And then, the phone rings. She’s needed in London…

Titles in the Love At The Chocolate Shop series include:  Melt My Heart, Cowboy – A Thankful Heart – Montana Secret Santa – The Chocolate Cure – The Valentine Quest – Charmed by Chocolate – The Chocolate Comeback – The Chocolate Touch – Sweet Home Cowboy – Sweet Summer’s Kiss – Captured by Chocolate

Celebrate a summer of friendship, a vintage wedding and a happy-ever-after ending … 
In a cosy country village, Beth, Lindy and Rachel are all looking for new beginnings. 

A chance meeting one evening results in an instant friendship between the three women. And they decide to pool their talents and set up their dream business together. 

Soon they are having the time of their lives organising stylish and affordable vintage weddings. The summer becomes busier than they could ever have imagined as they sew bunting, bake cakes and add extra sparkle to the special days they create. 

But what none of them realize is that their own romances lie waiting, just around the corner … 

Cocky, young Aussie bull rider Troy Jensen has been busted down to the pro-circuit. He needs wins and points to get him back into the big league and a shot at being crowned champ but an injury forces him off the circuit and into the arms of the woman fate keeps putting in his path.

The first time local Doc Joss Garrity meets Troy, she’s brandishing a lug wrench. The second time, he’s dragging her delinquent teen son home. The third time, he’s in her ER. How he ends up convalescing at her house she’s not quite sure. But it does make it hard to ignore him and their simmering attraction.

As Troy gets to know Joss, he starts to see a life after bull riding for the first time. But can Joss risk her heart on another man who may not come home one day?

Titles in the American Extreme Bull Riders Tour series include:  Tanner by Sarah Mayberry – Chase by Barbara Dunlop –  Casey by Kelly Hunter – Cody by Megan Crane – Troy by Amy Andrews – Kane by Sinclair Jayne – Austin by Jeannie Watt – Gage by Katherine Garbera

Shay Benson adored her younger brother, Caden, and that got her into trouble. When he owed money, Shay realized she would do anything to help him avoid the men who were threatening him, and she crossed lines she never should have crossed. Now, determined to start fresh, she finds herself in search of a place to stay and wanders into a church to escape from the cold.

Pastor Drew Douglas adored his wife. But when he lost her, it was all he could do to focus on his two beautiful kids, and his flock came in a distant third. Now, as he too is thinking about a fresh start, he walks through his sanctuary and finds Shay sitting in a pew.

The pair strike up a friendship—Drew helps Shay get back on her feet, and she reignites his sense of purpose—that, over time, turns into something deeper, something soulful, spiritual, and possibly romantic. Even Drew’s two children are taken with this woman who has brought light back into their lives. Perhaps most important, Shay learns to trust again as she, in turn, proves herself trustworthy to her adopted community.

But Caden’s return to town and a disastrous secret threaten to undo the life Shay has tried so hard to rebuild. It will take the utmost courage and faith if she and Drew hope to find healing and open their hearts to a brighter future.

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