BVR WEEKLY RECAP 4/21/15

Hey book junkies, happy Tuesday! Posting this week’s recap a little early since I won’t be online for most of Tuesday  Anyways, some of the book that caught my eye this week are Art & Soul by Brittainy Cherry(scorned girl in school + new guy), Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby (heroine falls for the guy who receives her former boyfriend’s heart!!), Caught by Erika Ashby & AE Woodward (I *think* the heroine has a crush on her best friend’s guy), and Alienated by Melissa Landers (YA sci-fi romance).

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  • Asa by Jay Crownover
  • Art & Soul by Brittainy Cherry ($.99) – sounds heartbreakingly good! “I had always been the invisible art student in high school…After one bad decision, and being labeled a slut, I was no longer unseen. I was the whore. The ignoramus. The tramp. I would never be invisible again. Particularly to Levi Myers. He was the odd boy with the beautiful soul who accepted and understood the broken girl inside me…We were shattered. We were scarred. We were something strange and beautiful. We were two lost souls holding on to the only thing that could keep us together. Each other.”
  • Need Me by Tessa Bailey – student/teacher romance!!
  • Aflame by Penelope Douglas
  • Down the Shore by T. Torrest – rock n’roll romantic comedy! My review will be up soon!
  • There You Stand by Christina Lee – M/M NA romance
  • The Consequence of Loving Colton by Christina Lee – NA romantic comedy!
  • Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby – this sounds AMAZING!! The heroine falls for the the guy who received her boyfriend’s donated heart (!!!)
  • Marrow by Tarryn Fisher – I’m kind of scared of this book LOL! Knowing this author, I bet it’s a dark, deadly read but I can’t resist her stunning writing so I will be reading it…soon
  • Do Not Disturb by Alessandra Torre – erotic thriller
  • His First & Last by Terri Osburn – second chance romance!
  • Garden of Lies by Amanda Quick – I love this author!! She writes fabulous mystery romances with just a touch of paranormal in them
  • Dear Juliet by Trudy Stiles ($.99)
  • Here’s to Falling by Christine Zolendz – now this sounds pretty epic! “Every girl has that one guy…that one guy who steals her heart and never gives it back. We were all friends…until we weren’t. We depended on each other…until we couldn’t. We were in love…until we were ripped apart. We moved on…even when we didn’t want to let go. This is our love story.”
  • Never Too Late by Micalea Smeltzer
  • Sunshine & Whiskey by RL Griffin
  • Instigation by Tessa Teevan – forbidden romance alert!! “He was the Prince Charming to her Cinderella, until suddenly he became the Beast from whom she could not escape. Until him. When [the hero] is hired to oversee the guest home construction of one of the most powerful businessmen in the country, he finally has his in. Nothing will get in the way of what he sets out to do. Until her. Watching from the shadows, he’s drawn to the beautiful, isolated woman of the house. His curiosity is piqued and he has to have her. She may be taken by the boss, but that’s not enough to stop him. Or her…Passions ignite. Tempers flare. Secrets kill.”
  • Complete Love series by Melissa Collins – great deal! This is a completed series ranging between NA, adult, and M/M romances.
  • Caught by Erika Ashby & AE Woodward – this NA romance sounds really good!! “There’s this boy. He kinda owns my heart. Who am I kidding? He owns all of me–but he’s completely oblivious to it.  And I can’t tell him. Because there’s this girl. And even though he’s my best friend, she is too. Then there’s me… CAUGHT between what feels so right, yet is so wrong.” :/
  • Don’t Walk Away by Elle Kennedy & Vivian Arend
  • Grind by Sawyer Bennett
  • Valorous by Marie Force
  • Diamonds by KA Linde ($.99) – angsty ‘golden girl to gold digger’ romance: “Bryna feels his eyes on her. Hot, seductive, enticing. He’s at least ten years older than her seventeen years, and he knows exactly what he’s doing to her with that look. Walking away would be the smart thing to do…But she can’t. Not that first night when he takes her home and claims her body. Not when he shows up in her life again with expensive gifts to win her trust. Not even when she’s falling for him, and everything else is falling apart…”
  • Five Days Until You by Monica Murphy – SURPRISE NEW RELEASE!! This is an extra novella within the One Week Girlfriend series
  • Promise Me Once by Paige Weaver
  • A View From Forever by Charles Sheehan Miles – prequel to his Thompson sisters series!!
  • Spark by Erin Noelle – I like the sound of this one! The hero’s brother is ill and as a last resort, he turns to unconventional treatments that lands him on the front doorstep of a holistic resort. “In our search for medical marijuana, I find…a girl who may not only hold the key to heal my brother, but to fix me as well. Even though I can’t afford distractions right now, she’s all I can think about. All that I want.”
  • Wild Side trilogy by RK Lilley – complete bundle of all 3 books!
  • Third Debt by Pepper Winters – gahh!!! How I loved this one  It’s the 4th book in this dark and twisted romance series and my favorite thus far. If you’ve been following this series from the start definitely don’t miss out on this one! (here’s my review)
  • Meet Me in the Dark by JA Huss – dark romance!! The hero is a freelance assassin and years ago he failed to save the heroine from a cult but gave her some hope that he’d be back for her. Now in present day, the hero’s been betrayed by the heroine’s father and his new target is her…“He’s empty, inhuman, dishonest, and cruel. She’s never wanted anyone more.”
  • Tangled by Emma Chase ($1.99) – THIS. BOOK!!! This is such a rare sale and if you haven’t read it yet you need to!! One of my all-time favorite romantic comedies that will seriously make you pee from laughing
  • True Love trilogy by Harper Bentley ($.99) – complete NA romance series!
  • Dirty Secret by Emma Hart ($.99) – second chance romance!! Years ago, the heroine left the hero without a reason and now she’s back while his band is on break. “Conner has questions, and when his broken heart and her guilty one collide, Sofie has to start answering them. Their present is rocky, their future unknown. Only one thing is certain: Sofie’s daughter will change everything.”
  • Alienated by Melissa Landers ($.99) – I really like the sound of this one, even though it’s a YA sci-fi/fantasy romance and I don’t read many of those. The heroine is picked to host the first Alien exchange student and is giddy at this opportunity as she gets insider access that most people would kill for. But with this mysterious, handsome boy’s arrival also comes trouble. “School suddenly isn’t safe anymore. Threatening notes appear in [the heroine’s] locker…and [the hero] has been hiding the truth about the purpose of his exchange, and its potentially deadly consequences. Soon [the heroine] will be in for the fight of her life–not just for herself and the boy she loves, but for the future of her planet.”
  • Hope Over Fear (#1) and Wings Over Poppies (#2) by JA DeRouen are both $.99 each! They’re NA romance standalones – first one’s about a heroine moving on after the man she loves marries someone else, and book 2 is a second chance romance.
  • The Force of Gravity by Kelly Stevenson ($.99) – THIS BOOK!!! I swear it’s one of those that’s been on my TBR forever. I have heard so many incredible things about this student/teacher romance and seriously need to find the time to read it!
  • Loving You is Easy by Wendy S. Marcus ($.99) – sounds good! The heroine is a prominent politician’s daughter who runs a pen-pal initiative. The hero is a sergeant who becomes her pen pal but an injury and a sexy photo posting gone wrong ends up ruining the heroine’s reputation along with casting the hero in a bad light, and now all he wants is a second chance…“She’s a survivor of the front lines of politics. He’s a wounded soldier returning home from the battlefield. Can they place their trust in the power of love?”
  • Champagne Toast by Melissa Brown ($.99)
  • Fearless by Brynley Bush ($.99) – “Three brothers, bound by a secret that could change the world of medicine. Three women, hired to protect the secret that someone is willing to kill for. The last thing they expected to find was love.”
  • Resist Me by Chelle Bliss ($.99)
  • Rock Candy Kisses by Addison Moore ($.99) – another book that sounds really great! The heroine was born deaf and though she never let that define her, she always feels like something’s missing. Enter the hero, who’s the exact opposite of her: a rocker, a player, a college dropout. “Her friends want to sleep with him, her brothers want to kill him, and all [she] wants is a chance to see where her heart takes her…Often first love and first heartbreak go hand in hand. Sometimes the thrill of one is worth risking the other.”
  • Love Irresistibly by Julie James ($1.99) – the 4th book in her fun & suspenseful FBI/US Attorney series. The hero is a prosecutor determined to expose a corrupt senator and to do that he needs the heroine’s help. As general counsel for a restaurant company, she can get a bug to the senator’s table at one of her five-star restaurants so the FBI can eavesdrop on him. “All Cade has to do is convince Brooke to cooperate—and he’s not afraid to use a little charm, or the power of his office, to do just that.” 
  • Boomerang by Noelle August ($.99) – I’ve heard really great things about this book! The hero and heroine had a one night stand and things start to get awkward when they share a post-hookup taxi to the same work location at Boomerang (dating site). “What began as a powerful connection between them is treated to a cold shower courtesy of two major complications. First, Boomerang has a strict policy against co-worker dating. And second, they’re now competitors for only one job at the end of summer.”
  • Faking It by Cora Carmack ($1.99) – NA romance standalone where the hero and heroine have a fake relationship, but “the more they fake the relationship, the more real it begins to feel.” If you read the first book, the hero is the guy who got friend-zoned in there