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Book tattoos?

imagesWhen I was 18 me and my friend decided we wanted to get a tattoo. We had just finished out A- level’s and were a week from our first girls holiday. The tattoo idea was mentioned a week before we went to get it.

They cost us £20.

She got a star (original :P) on her hip and I got a bow on the back of my neck. Yes, it killed, and yes, i nearly fainted.

My tattoo
My tattoo

When asked why I got a bow, my response? It reminds me of my girly side. When i was growing up I was the ultimate tomboy. Playing with all the boys in my street, climbing trees etc and even though my friends tel me i am definitely a girly girl now, it still symbolizes the girl inside me. Sounds stupid i know, but that’s my response.

People always say that you get the itch to get more once you have one, and the is definitely true.

I have many thoughts about my next tattoo. I want ‘LIFE’ tattooed on my wrist because that is what ‘Zoe’ means.

But now I want something to do with books as well.

I’ve thought whether I’d have a quote tattooed one me…but which one?
Or would I get an open book tattooed one me
Or a book cover? (probably not)
Or something symbolic from that book?

The list is endless.

My love of books will never dwindle. Whomever i end up with will have to deal with my kindle being my baby. Me being an emotional wreck when reading and my love of book boyfriends.

But i ask you this, do any of you have a book tattoo? Or would you consider getting a book tattoo?

Let me know ūüôā

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EReader Vs. Paperback.

I pose this question, EReader or Paperback?

I know its a simple question but I’m intrigued as to how many people prefer their EReader, or how many people still enjoy their paperbacks?

I used to spend so much money on Paperbacks. All my money went on them and when I used to go to supermarkets and see ‘3 books for ¬£7’ and other book offers, well, i would spend at least half an hour going through every book and reading the synopsis until i picked the right three and even then the following week i would pick up the next three that i didn’t buy the week before.

But then when I received a Kindle for Christmas a few years ago, it was like the most amazing present ever. I could now download books at the click of a button, have them all in one place, spend less on them as Ebooks are considerably cheaper which in turn meant i could buy more and of course, meant i could buy so many at one time and buy at least like 20 ebooks for £10 instead of 3 paperbacks.

My kindle is my baby. I don’t go anywhere without it, and if i have to leave it behind, I have the Kindle App on my phone.

I hardly ever buy paperback books anymore. The only reason I do is if I fell completely and hopelessly in love with the Ebook so much so that i need it in paperback form.

The last paperback I bought was Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire so it was with its companion Beautiful Disaster. The next paperback books I hope to buy are Hopeless – Colleen Hoover and The Edge Of Never – J.A Redmerski when they come out in the UK.

I also have On Dublin Street and Down London Road – Samantha Young and Down To You and Up To Me – M. Leighton.

I ADORE these books and so i had to have them in paperback form, but that’s it.

My nan also buys me books for Christmas and that’s the only other time i receive paperbacks.

My Kindle is a godsend. It’s given me new authors and books to love and new friends because of these authors. Indie authors dominate the kindle world and i am so freaking glad because they are the best. Hands down the best.

So now i pose the questions again – Ebooks or Paperback?

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The Liebster Blogging Award

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Thank you very much to Paper Cuts Reviews  for nominating me for the Liebster Award. It is an award passed on by bloggers to new blogs worth reading (blogs with less than 200 followers). It’s very exciting to be nominated, and in turn to nominate  others!

Recipients of the Liebster Award must:

  1. LIST 11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT YOU.
  2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ASKED OF YOU (BY THE BLOGGER THAT NOMINATED YOU).
  3. NOMINATE 11 OTHER BLOGS FOR THE LIEBSTER BLOG AWARD AND LINK TO THEIR BLOGS.
  4. NOTIFY THE BLOGGERS OF THEIR AWARD.
  5. ASK THE AWARD WINNERS 11 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER ONCE THEY ACCEPT THE AWARD.

My 11 facts:

  1. I have waaayyy too much canvas’s in my bedroom.
  2. I’m now a PR Comms Assistant. I’ve left retail behind ūüėÄ
  3. I cry at every single book I read. Yes, I am an emotional wreck
  4. I can’t drive. All my friends ship me around.
  5. Green is my favourite colour. Like I will EAT green sweets, buy green things, etc because they are green.
  6. I’m a hopeless romantic.
  7. Don’t speak to me before 12pm. I am not a morning person at all and you will get a glare and a grunt if you speak to me. (It annoys my dad so much)
  8. My Kindle is literally my baby.
  9. I’m addicted to Strawberry Splits.
  10. I am obsessed with hot, tattooed guys. Know any? Send them my way
  11. I am an earring hoarder.

Okay, that’s my 11, very boring facts about myself.

Now onto the questions asked by Paper Cuts Reviews

  1. Who is your idol?
    This is really hard because I don’t really idolize anyone, well maybe my mum. She’s one of my best friends.
  2. Who is your favorite author and why?
    I love waaay too many authors, but as I’ve mentioned in a post a few weeks ago, I LOVE Sophie Kinsella. She was one of the first authors that I read in my teens and I have read every book of hers (apart from The Wedding Night – i have yet to read that)

  3. What is your earliest childhood memory?
    Hmmm, I was at Butlins with all my family (Grandparents, aunt, uncle, cousins, mum, brother) and going on the cable car with my dad. We went over the top of my family and i was shouting and waving at them. Ohh how to be 3/4 years old again.

  4. Favorite band/artist?
    Okay so there are waay too many too! But McFly and Paramore. I’ve followed both bands from the very start.

  5. If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life what would it be?
    Holy smokes…umm probably pepperoni pizza and garlic and herb dip. Obsession.

  6. You’re deserted on an island somewhere and have 3 celebrities with you, who are they?
    AHH Umm. okay, let me think about this. It’s really hard. Well, I’d need another girl with me, so Hayley Williams (Can teach me to sing like her). And the boys would be Greg James (He can bring along his DJ stuff) and Channing Tatum (He can do the chair dance from Magic Mike that Karli so very told me about last night ;)). 2 Americans and Two Brits. Sorted.

  7. Last person you spoke to?
    In RL or online? RL was last night, my mother and brother. Online would be my honeybee, Karli.

  8. What made you start your blog?
    I’ve loved books from a young age and my love has only gotten stronger. Over the summer i read so many books and decided to make a review blog. I’m so glad I did though, becase i have made some awesome friends and have some pretty avid followers too ūüôā

  9. Favorite tv programme?
    This changes all the time but atm its The Mindy Project.

  10. Your favorite quote?
    “If you don’t look, it will come to you.” – Probs not the right quote, but whatever.

  11. Best advice ever given?
    “Your time will come”….And it definitely has :). I dont really have advice given, I’m normally the one dishing it out.

Okay, now my questions for you lovely lot:

  1. What made you start reading?
  2. Favourite film?
  3. Ebooks or Paperback?
  4. Favourite website/Blog?
  5. If you could elsewhere, where would you go?
  6. Top three book boyfriends?
  7. Coke or Pepsi?
  8. Top three books you;d take if stranded on a desert island?
  9. If you were to write a book, what would it be about?
  10. What are your plans for today?
  11. Sweet or Savory?

Now for the blogs I nominate:

DreamLandBookBlog

Books, Writing, Tea

Books Forget Me Knot

Book Revels

A Novel Affair

 

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Looking for a co-blogger.

For those of you who follow me on Twitter, you will see that on Friday I got a new job. A new full time job.

Since I started this blog back in October last year, it’s only been me running this blog. But that was because I had the time to read a book nearly every day, write reviews, interact with people on here and on Twitter etc due to only working two days a week.

But in two weeks I will be starting my new job. I will be out of my house at 7am and won’t be back until around 6pm. That’s a long ass day, which includes traveling to my work which will be 40 mins there and back. So really, I will have to schedule posts every weekend, make sure there is something for every day because that will really be the only time I will get.

This blog is like my baby.
I have nourished it, its grown over the months and I do have some awesome avid followers which i absolutely love you all for!
Never once did i think my blog would amount to anything – the truth now – because there are so many amazing book blogs out there, but I’m so happy that you all subscribe/follow me and my posts, it makes me super happy.

This post so far is like I’m leaving this blog, but thank god you can see the title haha, because no way in hell am i leaving this blog. As I’ve said its my baby and because of it I’ve met some awesome people who I can call my friends!

No, what I want to do is search for a CO-BLOGGER. Someone to help me out during the week and maybe someone who can perhaps tweet during the day (I’m not sure whether i can yet..but the company seem pretty relaxed so I’ll have to see) /add content on here, build it up even more than I have.

The Book Lovers is my brand. It;s what I’m known for online and in real life – yes, by my friends. My old lecturer always told us to make a brand, and this is mine. I WANT to be known as The Book Lovers. I want my name out there and i WANT someone who is passionate enough to join my brand and help me along with it.

I don’t want just anyone. I don’t want anyone who will ruin what i have spent months building up (sorry). I don’t want anyone who will give half a rats ass on this blog and forget about it after a matter of weeks so i’m back to square one.

What I do want is someone who knows how to manage a WordPress blog. I do want someone who loves books. I do want someone who can write reviews and has posted some somewhere.

(If you don’t write reviews and they haven’t been posted on a site then please don’t get in contact.)

I NEED a co-blogger who has experience.

If you’re interested, please send me an email at zoe_pope@hotmail.co.uk with samples of your reviews, why you would like to be a co-blogger of The Book Lovers and links to your site/a site where your reviews have been posted.

I know this may seem a bit obsessive but this blog really is everything. It’s been like a full time job and i don’t want it run to the ground after all the hard work i have put in. If you want this blog to be your baby too, then please contact me.

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Boston Charity Book Giveaway Event‚ÄŹ

Boston Charity Book Giveaway

We are helping to spread the word about this amazing book giveaway that was created to aid the victims and families of the 2013 Boston Marathon Attack. Many best-selling authors have donated books in response to this cause. The books are grouped into bundle packs and a winner will be selected randomly through Rafflecopter for each bundle. Visit the book giveaway site for more details and how to enter.

If you do not want to enter to win a bundle, please feel free to make a donation using this link. It will take you directly to the organization donation site.
The auction will run from April 21-April 30th.

Book Bundle #1
In the Name of Love

SIGNED copies of:
Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
Easy by Tammara Webber
Fallen Too Far & Never Too Far by Abbi Glines
FATE by Elizabeth Reyes
CRUSH by Nicole Williams
Disastrous by EL Montes

Book Bundle #2
Everybody Needs Somebody to Love

SIGNED copies of:
Slammed & Point of Retreat by Colleen Hoover
What a Boy Wants, What a Boy Needs and Measuring Up by Nyrae Dawn
Sleep My Child by Eyvonna Rains
ebooks: Shark Bait & The Other Fish in the Sea by Jenn Cooksey

Book Bundle #3
Just the Way You Are

SIGNED copies of:
Suddenly Royal by Nichole Chase
Inhale Exhale by Sarah Ross
Destined to Change by Lisa Harley
Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley
Wide Awake by Shelly Crane

Book Bundle #4
I Walk the Line

SIGNED copies of:
The Thoughtless Series by SC Stephens
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Until I Break by M. Leighton-ARC
Collide by Gail McHugh

Book Bundle #5
Stand By Me

SIGNED copies of:
Love Unscripted & Love Unrehearsed by Tina Reber
Collide by Gail McHugh
Love Em’ or Leave Em’ by Angie Stanton
On The Island byTracey Garvis-Graves

Book Bundle #6
I Wanna Hold Your Hand

SIGNED Copies of:
Poughkeepsie by Debra Anastasia
Naked, All In by Raine Miller
Collide by Gail McHugh
Signed Wreck Me, ebook Restore Me by JL Mac

Book Bundle #7
Superstition

SIGNED copies of:
Awaken and Avenged by Sarah Ross
Darkride and Crossfire by Laura Bradley Rede

Book Bundle #8
Whole Lotta Love

SIGNED copies of:
Fall Guy & Perfectly Unmatched by Liz Reinhardt
Lengths & Depths by Steph Campbell
Charade & Freeing Carter by Nyrae Dawn
Destined to Change by Lisa Harley
A Prior Engagement by SL Scott

Book Bundle #9
Maybe I’m Amazed

SIGNED copies of:
A Hidden Fire by Elizabeth Hunter
Inescapable, Intuition, Indebted and Incendiary by Amy Bartol

Book Bundle #10
Ain’t Too Proud to Beg

SIGNED copies of:
The Proposition and The Proposal by Katie Ashley
Chocolate Lovers Series by Tara Sivec
His Perfect Passion and The Undoing of a Libertine by Raine Miller

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All the amazing authors who donated their books

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Sex: Fictional Men Vs. Real-life men.

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Answer me this one question.

Do real life men live up to the expectations we know of fictional characters?

As a singleton, with many, many fictional ‘boyfriends’, one of my friends recently told me that men aren’t going to live up to the expectations that fictional characters portray. He was on about sex in books.

Ive read a hell of a lot of book which include sex. All different kinds of sex. Sex I’d like to do. Sex I’ve done and sex that no way in hell would i ever do. But isn’t that all part of the fun of reading? You can delve into another world, think it’s us that is being ravished by the male character and then back in the real world, ask our partner to try that position or whatever it is you liked from that sex scene(s).

Has anyone done that? (I need to find a man first)

Now to me, i KNOW real men aren’t going to be the sexual beasts I read about. (Okay some might, but I certainly haven’t been introduced to them!) And I really don’t have high expectations of real-life men to give me the greatest pleasure known to mankind like fictional characters seem to give one another, and you know what? I’m okay with that…to some extent.

But what about you lot?

I know I’m generalizing, but I haven’t found a guy that rocked my world in bed, and fictional characters all seem to have amazing sex. I don’t expect real-life men to live up to the expectations of fictional characters, because, well, they are fictional, but deep down, a tiny bit of me just wants to be alpha-male-lized (i know, not a word, i made it up) by a dominant, hot, tattooed guy with a motorbike who definitely knows his way around a woman’s body but isn’t all he seems. No, hes sweet and caring but is a tough nut and will protect me at any costs.

See, too many books ūüėČ

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Guys who read books are hot.

Got to love Ryan Gosling
Got to love Ryan Gosling

So I follow this blog called ‘Thought Catalog’ on wordpress. Some articles I enjoy, others…well not so much.

But strolling down on my Facebook page (Yes, I follow them on FB too), I came across an article they linked up from their site called ‘Reading Is Sexy which is about women who love men who read.

To me, I find it highly attractive if I spot of guy on the bus, on the train (Which is basically my second home) or just anywhere where I can see a book or a kindle in their hands, them engrossed in what they are reading. Reading is something I have loved to do since I was younger, and I am still completely hooked on reading; hence why I set up this blog.

Reading is important to me and going into publishing is something I want to pursue as a career, so if my partner loves reading as much as me, then it would definitely be a match made in heaven.

I agree with this part of the article: If I find a guy who doesn’t particularly likes reading, then it’s going to be hard. I like to talk about books, I spend a lot of time curled up in bed, kindle in hand, tissues at my side, completely engrossed in my books, getting attached to the plot and characters. I feel their emotions; I cry, I laugh, I smile and I’d love to share that with my other half. (I’m single atm.)

Sure we’d read different books, but it would be great to talk to one another about our books. About the plot, the characters, what we think is going to happen. We can journey through the books together.

Guys who read books are sexy. They are hot. And I would love to find one who shares my passion among other things too.

So what about you fellow readers, are you attracted to guys who read or are you not too bothered, rather having the time alone to get read your book? Let me know.

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Books under £0.99

So I found these books on Amazon. co.uk, so I’m not sure if they are discounted on Amazon.com.
If they are on sale internationally, then normally Amazon UK is included, so it might be worth checking Amazon US if you fancy the look of any of these book.

Just click on the Amazon links to take you to the pages.

ps. Most of these books are part of a series.

72649441. Sweet Temptation – Lucy Diamond

Synopsis

Maddie‚Äôs getting it from all sides. Her bitchy new boss at the radio station humiliates her live on air about her figure, her glamour-puss mum keeps dropping not-so-subtle hints that Maddie should lose weight and her kids are embarrassed to be seen with her after the disastrous Mums‚Äô race at their school sports day. Something‚Äôs got to change‚Ķ Maddie joins the local weight-watching group expecting more humiliation but instead finds two unlikely allies ‚Äď bitter divorcee Lauren who, despite running a dating agency, has signed off romance for ever and shy Jess, the beautician, who‚Äôs desperate to fit into a size 10 wedding dress for her Big Day.

Amazon UK

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157527072. Lace – Shirley Conran

Synopsis

WHICH ONE OF YOU BITCHES IS MY MOTHER?

1980. In Manhattan’s most exclusive hotel, four friends come face to face with a young, mega-watt film star. She has a question for them that has brought her from the streets of Paris to the playgrounds of the rich and famous – and it has almost destroyed her. . . Kate, Maxine, Judy and Pagan have soared to the top in fashion, PR and interior design. Now they are forced to look back at their lives: their wicked behaviour at school, the building of careers and the breaking of hearts. These women have never questioned their friendship, but now they must answer to Lili.

Lace is the book that every mother kept hidden from her daughter. Originally published in 1982, it is the debut novel from the million-copy bestselling author of Superwoman.

Amazon UK

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83142143. Finding Sky – Joss Stirling

Synopsis

‚ÄėYou have half our gifts, I have the other . . . ‚Äė

When English girl Sky, catches a glimpse of bad boy Zed in her new American high school, she can’t get him out of her head. He talks to her with his thoughts. He reads her mind. He is the boy she will love for ever. Dark shadows stalk her past but a new evil threatens her future. Sky must face the dark even if it means losing her heart.

Amazon UK

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136308384. The Saturday Supper Club – Amy Bratley

Synopsis

Wanted: four amateur cooks to compete in a supper club contest Rules: four strangers, four weeks, four houses, four dinner parties You might win: a cash prize You might lose: your heart Eve had her world torn apart three years ago, when the love of her life Ethan disappeared, and she never found out why. But now, her life is rosy. With a lovely new boyfriend, Joe, and a café opening on the cards, things finally seem to be falling into place. … until she agrees to take part in a supper club competition for a local newspaper. Eve is cooking the first dinner and who should turn up on her doorstep expecting a three-course meal, but her long lost love Ethan?

Amazon UK

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129968465.  Watch Over Me РDaniela Sacerdoti

Synopsis

Eilidh Lawson‚Äôs life has hit crisis point. Years of failed fertility treatments, a cheating husband and an oppressive family have pushed her to the limits. Desperate for relief, she seeks solace in the only place she‚Äôs ever felt at home ‚Äď a small village in the Scottish Highlands. There, Eilidh slowly begins to mend her broken heart but soon learns she is not the only one in the village struggling to recover from a painful past. Jamie McAnena, Eilidh‚Äôs childhood friend, is trying to raise his daughter Maisie alone. After Maisie‚Äôs mother left to pursue a career in London and Jamie‚Äôs own mother, Elizabeth, passed away, he has resigned himself to being a family of two. But sometimes there is more to a story than meets the eye. Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems all is lost, help can come from the most surprising places. But sometimes there is more to a story than meets the eye. Despite their reluctance, curious circumstances keep bringing Jamie and Eilidh together. For even when it seems all is lost, help can come from the most surprising places.

Amazon UK

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29149886. The Love of my Life – Louise Douglas (This is a good book!)

Synopsis

‚ÄėI miss him with every breath and heartbeat. He should have been my happy ending. Instead, he is the sad beginning to my story.‚Äô Olivia and Luca Felicone had known each other nearly all their lives, but when they fell in love as teenagers and eloped to London, they broke the hearts of those closest to them. Luca‚Äôs parents run Marinella‚Äôs restaurant, the colourful hub of life in the otherwise bleak north-eastern seaside town of Watersford, and his mother, Angela, has never forgiven Olivia for causing such a rift in her beloved family. On a freezing January night Olivia‚Äôs life is shattered when she learns that Luca has been killed in a car accident on the M1. She is left with nothing, and after suffering from weeks of overwhelming grief, she abandons her job and returns North to where Luca has been buried in Watersford, just to be close to him ‚Äď even though she knows she will not be welcome at Marinella‚Äôs. Olivia‚Äôs chance meeting with Luca‚Äôs married twin brother, Marc, leads to the realization that he is experiencing a loss almost as painful as her own. Their desolation draws them into an affair which both know has no future, but fills the space where Luca should be. It is a course of action that can only spiral out of control, and when it does, the consequences are both explosive and cruel.

Amazon UK

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135991867. The Pollyanna Plan – Talli Roland

Synopsis

Is finding true love as easy as an attitude change?
Thirty-something Emma Beckett has always looked down on ‘the glass is half full’ optimists, believing it’s better to be realistic than delusional. But when she loses her high-powered job and fianc√© in the same week, even Emma has difficulty keeping calm and carrying on.

With her world spinning out of control and bolstered by a challenge from her best friend, Emma makes a radical decision. From here on in, she’ll behave like Pollyanna: attempting to always see the upside, no matter how dire the situation.

Can adopting a positive attitude give Emma the courage to build a new life, or is finding the good in everything a very bad idea?

Amazon UK

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157179438. Hopeless – Colleen Hoover (One of my fav books)

Synopsis

Sometimes¬†discovering the truth can leave you¬†more hopeless than¬†believing the¬†lies…

That’s¬†what Sky realizes after¬†she meets Dean¬†Holder. A guy with a reputation¬†that rivals her own and an¬†uncanny¬†ability to invoke feelings in her she’s¬†never had before. He¬†terrifies¬†her and captivates her all in the span of¬†one encounter,¬†and something about¬†the way he makes her feel sparks buried¬†memories¬†from a past she wishes could¬†just stay buried.

Sky¬†struggles to keep him at a distance¬†knowing¬†he’s nothing but trouble, but¬†Holder insists on learning¬†everything about her.¬†After finally caving to¬†his unwavering pursuit,¬†Sky soon finds that Holder¬†isn’t at all who he’s¬†been claiming to be.¬†When the secrets he’s been keeping¬†are finally¬†revealed, every single¬†facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

Recommended for mature readers due to sexual content and heavy subject matter involving abuse.

Amazon UK

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160812729. The Edge Of Never – J.A Redmerski (Another of my fav books. Not sure how long it will be 99p)

Synopsis

Twenty-year-old Camryn has always felt different from everyone else around her ‚Äď not content to be tied down by life’s conventions, she‚Äôs always known that she wants a life less ordinary. But when tragedy forces her to abandon her plans, she vows never to let her walls down again ‚Äď and never to fall in love.

But one night in the hottest club in town, her world is turned upside down. Desperate to escape, Camryn packs up the bare necessities and boards the next Greyhound bus leaving town, to find the true self she knows is out there. What she finds instead is a young man who is more like her than she knows. Andrew Parrish needs to find himself too, and harbours his own dark secrets…

Zig-zagging across the country together, Camryn finds herself doing things she never imagined, as Andrew shows her what it‚Äôs like to live by your own rules and what it feels like to give in to her deepest, darkest desires. Before she knows it, he‚Äôs become the centre of her world. But as the electric love and lust between them intensifies, a dark shadow is looming. Will Andrew‚Äôs secret push them together ‚Äď or tear them apart?

Amazon UK

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1572465410. The Mighty Storm – Samantha Towle

Synopsis

It’s been twelve years since Tru Bennett last saw Jake Wethers, her former best friend and boy she once loved.

Jake Wethers, sexy, tattooed and deliciously bad lead singer, and brains behind The Mighty Storm, one of biggest bands in the world, left Tru with a broken heart when he moved from England to America with his family when they were both fourteen.

Sent to interview Jake for her music column by the magazine she works for, they are both unprepared for the sparks that fly the instant they reconnect. Only, there‚Äôs a complication to their instant feelings for one another ‚Äď Will, Tru‚Äôs boyfriend of two years.

Then Jake makes Tru a job offer she can’t refuse – travelling the world with him and his band. But taking the job means leaving Will behind, and being on the road with the band means spending an inordinate amount of time with Jake.

Is Tru strong enough to resist the delectable bad boy who once held her heart so completely, or will she willingly risk it all for one night with the worlds most notorious womanizer?

Amazon UK

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*New Books #2*

I literally scroll and click through Amazon a few times a day, looking for deals and new books and great books for myself and for you lovely readers of my blog.

A couple of you have mentioned how I am a bad influence due to my picks because it makes you want to spend money. I’d apologize, but I know you’ll end up loving these books too ūüėČ

So here are a few books I have found and bought, that sounds like they are a great read!

17270349After Math by Denise Grover Swank
250 pages

Amazon UK Р£2.75
Amazon US – $4.10

Synopsis

Scarlett Goodwin’s world is divided into Before and After.

Before she agreed to tutor Tucker price, college junior Scarlett was introvert, struggling with her social anxiety and determined to not end up living in a trailer park like her mother and her younger sister. A mathematics major, she goes to her classes, to her job in the tutoring lab, and then hides in the apartment she shares with her friend, Caroline.

After junior Tucker Price, Southern University’s star soccer player enters the equation, her carefully plotted life is thrown off its axis. Tucker’s failing his required College Algebra class. With his eligibility is at risk, the university chancellor dangles an expensive piece of computer software for the math department if Scarlett agrees to privately tutor him.Tucker’s bad boy, womanizer reputation makes Scarlett wary of any contact, let alone spending several hours a week in close proximity.

But from her first encounter, she realizes Tucker isn’t the person everyone else sees. He carries a mountain of secrets which she suspects hold the reason to his self-destructive behavior. But the deeper she delves into the cause of his pain, the deeper she gets sucked into his chaos. Will Scarlett find the happiness she’s looking for, or will she be caught in Tucker’s aftermath?

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17567107On an Edge of Glass – Autumn Doughton
296 pages

Amazon UK -£1.36
Amazon US – $2.03

Synopsis

You can’t plan for everything…
That‚Äôs what Ellie Glass realizes after she has a chance encounter with a young musician. Long-haired, a bit scruffy, and undeniably sexy, he‚Äôs the exact opposite of her ‚Äútype,‚ÄĚ but now Ellie can‚Äôt stop thinking about him. When fate intervenes and the two are thrown together, Ellie gets more than she bargained for. Pretty soon she finds herself feeling and doing things that she never thought were possible.
This is the captivating story of an undeniable attraction, the choices that we make, and ultimately, the unexpected power of love.

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Pageflex Persona [document: PRS0000038_00063]The Stillness of You (#1) – Julie Bale
250 pages

Amazon UK Р£2.05
Amazon US– $3.06

Synopsis

Bad girl,Georgia King, is trying to survive after spiraling into a darkness that nearly took her life. With her college dreams on hold she’s trying to get healthy–trying to still the craziness inside her. She has no room for someone like Ben Lancaster and if he was smart he’d stay away. Because everyone knows Georgia is bad news–she ruins people–and if Ben isn’t careful, he’ll be next in line.

Ben Lancaster is a young, hot shot hockey player on his way to the top. Newly signed to the Philadelphia Flyers, he’s living the dream. The girls. The money. The fame. He thought he had everything he wanted until he met Georgia. Suddenly he wants more–he wants her. He’ll do whatever it takes to get her and Ben Lancaster always gets what he wants.

But the girl who’s different from anyone he’s ever known is hiding secrets. And as the dog days of summer pass, only time will tell if Georgia’s secrets can be healed. Or if her bruised soul is strong enough to resist Ben Lancaster…

“Ben Lancaster had just tattooed himself onto my soul and the thing about tattoos? They‚Äôre painful to remove.”–Georgia King
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17447877It Was You – Anna Cruise
344 pages

Amazon UK Р£2.03
Amazon US – $3.03

Synopsis

Abby Sellers knows what she wants.

Enduring eighteen years in the shadow of her identical twin sister, Annika, she wants a fresh start. A chance to create her own life, separate from her conniving, deceptive twin.

Surprising both her family and friends, Abby ditches her plans for college and enrolls at a new school instead. There, she encounters West Montgomery, a sexy fellow student who immediately disarms her with his good looks and charm. West takes a liking to Abby and she suddenly finds herself walking a thin line, fabricating a fictional life created not by lies but by omission. She soon discovers West has secrets of his own, secrets that he’s not altogether interested in sharing.

Out from under the shadow of her twin, Abby’s life‚ÄĒand her relationship with West‚ÄĒblossoms. When Abby leaves town one weekend, something unthinkable happens and her relationship with West is shattered. Reeling from the discovery, Abby fears all of her plans have backfired and she’s created a mess for both of them, a mess that no one can clean up.

But West isn’t willing to let her go that easily. When he forces her to confront secrets they’ve both been hiding, Abby must decide more than if she’s willing to forgive and forget. She must also decide just what kind of life she wants…and who she wants to live it with.

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16150728Falling For Hadie (#2) – Komal Kant (‘Impossible’ is book one)
350 pages

Amazon UK Р£1.36
Amazon US – $2.03

Synopsis

Running away from his old life in New York City, Lincoln Bracks ends up in the small town of Statlen, Iowa. He isn’t interested in making friends or getting to know anyone. He just wants to keep his head down and disappear amongst the crowd. That was the plan anyway, until he meets Hadie Swinton.

Nursing a broken heart and the realization that the boy she’s loved her entire life isn’t Prince Charming, Hadie is set against ever falling for the same type of guy again. But when new boy, Lincoln, arrives in town, she discovers that this is easier said than done.

Hadie assumes that Lincoln is a typical arrogant jock‚ÄĒhe is good-looking, confident and charming‚ÄĒbut when he doesn‚Äôt do anything she expects him to, she is intrigued by him against her better judgment. There is definitely more to Lincoln then just a pretty face, but Lincoln is hiding something that he doesn‚Äôt want anybody to discover because when they do, they will never look at him the same again.

Falling in love was the last thing Lincoln wanted to do, so how will he convince himself to fall out of it?