This week I am excited to read and/or share these four books with you. Two books are parts of series I have started reading, one book is the first book in a new series, and one book is a stand-alone. Check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news. You could also win one of the New Release e-books by participating in the giveaway I’m running this week on my Facebook page. Make sure to head over and check it out!
I had the privilege of reading this ARC, and I was completely blown away by this book. I have bought and read every single book that has been published by R.S. Grey, and Out of Bounds is like nothing I have ever read by her. The writing is still superb with complex characters, enthralling plots, and spectacular style, but the second book in this series has a different tone for an R.S. Grey book. The characters are darker, more tortured, and their love damages as much as it heals. Additionally, the sex scenes in this book are some of the hottest I have read in her books. All in all, it is a great addition to The Summer Games series, and it is definitely worth a look.
I despise Erik Winter.
He’s arrogant and cruel—a man I wouldn’t wish on my worst enemy—and by some twisted turn of fate, he’s my new Olympic gymnastics coach.
I’ve had to contend with gruff coaches in the past, but Erik is far worse. His stern demeanor complements a body built for intimidation, and his reprimands come from a mouth so cunning, I know it could strip me of my defenses—if I let it.
Though each of us would love to be rid of the other forever, we are bound to each other by need and necessity. I’m his rising star, his best shot at proving himself to his critics. And without a coach, I have zero chance of winning gold in Rio.
The easiest way forward would be to wave a white flag and make peace with the man I’ll be sharing close quarters with for the foreseeable future, but he is intent on war.
Fine. By. Me.
If he pushes me, I’ll push back harder. If he wants to test me, to play with my head, I’ll show him just how many boundaries I’m willing to cross. Because I know it’s not a choice between winning or warring—not if you can have them both. At the end of it all, I plan on leaving Rio with gold around my neck and his icy heart in the palm of my hand.
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I am excited for It Ends with Us because of the writing alone. Colleen Hoover has a gift with words; my highlighting feature on my Kindle gets a workout whenever I read her books. Her stories are also always beautifully tragic yet real, and her characters are complex and developed. There truly is nothing I love more than devouring her stories, and I am sure this one won’t be any different.
Sometimes it is the one who loves you who hurts you the most.
Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.
Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.
As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.
With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.
We have been here before with this series and this writer. This is the final book in the series, and I am excited for the complete story. I am also anxious to get my hands on this book because I love Kendall Ryan as an author. She takes chances, and writes stories that may be taboo to readers. I love that her stories also vary. Some writers stick to certain tropes, plot lines, or character types, but she is constantly switching it up, which keeps this reader coming back for more.
I’ve ruined everything.
I’ve broken the cardinal rule and fallen in love with my fake wife, and then I went and did the worst thing a husband can do.
Winning her back will be nearly impossible, but I’ve never backed down from a challenge before and I’m sure as hell not about to start now. Olivia will be mine, and I can’t wait to put a bun in her oven.
You won’t want to miss the final installment in Noah and Olivia’s love story, and especially the way this over-the-top alpha male wins over his bride once and for all.
This is the third and final volume in the story.
Releasing August 4, 2016
Here is my short review of Blind Landing. I will be providing a longer review for this book, but just know that I adored it!
There are three reasons why this book got the top spot this week:
- Carrie Aarons doesn’t hold any punches when exposing some harsh truths about elite gymnastics, and I love when romance books can also shed some light on issues in the real world. What can I say? It just speaks that English, literary heart I have.
- The characters are top notch. They are well-developed, engaging, likable, and the author takes the time to develop their relationship.
- The conflict and resolution are on point. This is often a trouble area for me when it comes to stories and where I lower the rating of a book, but Carrie Aarons hit it out of the park. The conflict and falling action are believable and gut-wrenching, and the resolution will heal the hole she put in your heart.
Fear stops dreams in their tracks before they even have a chance. Then again, so do injuries.
Natalia Grekov was born to win Olympic gold. As the USA’s top gymnast, she’s calm, confident and ready to make her country proud in just two short months. And her elite athlete lifestyle includes no time for distractions—especially men. When a disastrous fall in practice puts her dreams at risk, it seems the only person who can help her is the one person she wants nothing from.
Spencer Russell is gymnastics’ bad boy. A cocky, laid-back charmer with abs of steel and a witty mouth, he waltzes around the U.S. Gymnastics Training Camp like he owns the place—even though he doesn’t anymore. After an injury sidelined his career and any chance at Olympic glory, he’s now just a coach, helping other gymnasts reach their goals. Serious is not a word in Spencer’s vocabulary. But when Natalia tumbles into his life, he’s suddenly sincerely interested in helping the blonde beauty in any way he can.
Can they vault over the obstacles standing in their way? Or will Spencer be the distraction that causes Natalia’s chance at gold to crash and burn?
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