Hi dear friends!
First time that I’m doing a monthly TBR! Without daily challenge I suddenly have more free time on my hands to write other posts so why not give you an idea of what I hope to read this month?
You’ll see many adult contemporary this month as the YA fantasty I am waiting for will be mostly published or rather delivered in May and June!
Here I go:
With This Man by Jodi Ellen Malpas. That one is easy as I read it April 1st. And this is not a prank.
“Jesse Ward is back in the newest novel in the #1 New York Times bestselling This Man series!
Life is good for Jesse “The Lord” Ward. Perfect, actually. He still has the charm, he’s in great shape, and he still reduces his wife, Ava, to a pool of desire with a mere look. He’s in full control, just how he likes it.
But Jesse’s perfect world falls apart when a terrible accident lands Ava in the hospital with a life-threatening head injury. Devastated and angry, he feels like his entire existence hangs in the balance. He cannot survive without this woman’s love. So when she finally comes around, his shaking world begins to level out. But his nightmare doesn’t end there. It’s only just begun. Because his wife can’t remember the last sixteen years of her life. That’s all of him. All of their time together. He is a stranger to her.
Now Jesse must do whatever it takes to find her memories . . . and help her fall madly, passionately in love with him all over again.“
ARC: The Birthday List by Devney Perry
“Happily married to her college sweetheart, Poppy lived a blessed life with the husband of her dreams. Then everything changed. She is no longer a wife. She is no longer the envy of her single friends. Now, people look at her with pity as they whisper a single word behind her back.
Years after her husband’s tragic death, years of pain and sorrow and wishing for the life she’ll never get back, Poppy decides to finish Jamie’s birthday list. She’ll do the things he wanted to most. Because maybe, just maybe, if she can complete his list, she can start to live again.
Poppy expects going through the birthday list will be hard. She expects it to hurt. But what she doesn’t expect is Cole. Could the man who delivered the news of her husband’s death and shattered her heart be the one to help her put it back together again?“
ARC: Bound to You by Alyssa Brandon
“A teen werewolf finally meets her destined soulmate only to discover that he’s not quite what she expected in this steamy debut romance.
She’s met her mate . . . and he’s met his match.
Megan Ross has been waiting her whole life for her mate to come and sweep her off her feet. But the wolf she meets on the beach is NOT the sweet gentle boy she’s been dreaming of. Instead, he’s a warrior, one whose suffering has led him to lock his heart away in a prison as cold and hard as a diamond, who fights to resist the bond and their deep sexual attraction.
Far from home, with a soulmate who is still a stranger, Megan learns that the path to true love isn’t quite as straight and easy as she thought . . .“
ARC: Song of Blood and Stone by L Penelope
“A treacherous, thrilling, epic fantasy about an outcast drawn into a war between two powerful rulers.
Orphaned and alone, Jasminda lives in a land where cold whispers of invasion and war linger on the wind. Jasminda herself is an outcast in her homeland of Elsira, where her gift of Earthsong is feared. When ruthless soldiers seek refuge in her isolated cabin, they bring with them a captive–an injured spy who threatens to steal her heart.
Jack’s mission behind enemy lines to prove that the Mantle between Elsira and Lagamiri is about to fall nearly cost him his life, but he is saved by the healing Song of a mysterious young woman. Now he must do whatever it takes to save Elsira and it’s people from the True Father and he needs Jasminda’s Earthsong to do it. They escape their ruthless captors and together they embark on a perilous journey to save Elsira and to uncover the secrets of The Queen Who Sleeps.
Thrust into a hostile society, Jasminda and Jack must rely on one another even as secrets jeopardize their bond. As an ancient evil gains power, Jasminda races to unlock a mystery that promises salvation.
The fates of two nations hang in the balance as Jasminda and Jack must choose between love and duty to fulfill their destinies and end the war.“
ARC: Chaser by Kylie Scott
“Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.
Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.
There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?“
I Stop Somewhere by T.E. Carter
“Ellie Frias disappeared long before she vanished.
Tormented throughout middle school, Ellie begins her freshman year with a new look: she doesn’t need to be popular; she just needs to blend in with the wallpaper.
But when the unthinkable happens, Ellie finds herself trapped after a brutal assault. She wasn’t the first victim, and now she watches it happen again and again. She tries to hold on to her happier memories in order to get past the cold days, waiting for someone to find her.
The problem is, no one searches for a girl they never noticed in the first place. “
Intrepid by Keri Lake (part of the Ultimate Reading Challenge: April = one word title)
“STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
In the corner house of an empty street, there is a boy inside a box. In that boy, there lives a secret, one so dark, it’s sealed with locks.
Nearly ten years have passed since the night I was captured. Tricked and betrayed, I suffered the hours of brutal torment with death’s cold whisper across my skin. And when the nameless faces that haunted my nightmares took everything and everyone I loved, I feared I’d never be free of the darkness.
But that’s the thing about fear. Over time, it breeds anger, and when anger fills the box, vengeance bleeds out.
It’s been almost a decade since I escaped their hell, staying in the shadows, hiding my demons, and God help them now that I’ve tasted retribution and crave more of it.
Blood is the price for pain, and I vow to take everything and everyone they love. I’m no longer a frightened boy, but the intrepid vigilante, a ruthless executioner, who will stop at nothing to punish the depraved few that stole my life and walked free.
The plan is perfect, except for her. The one woman I’m forbidden to have, whose soothing touch settles my fractured mind. My angel of mercy sent to silence the voices. Yet, not even she can save me from the black void wherein my skeletons lie buried beneath the truth. Because in order to feed my thirst for revenge, I have to destroy the very thing that gives me purpose.
Tooth for a tooth, heart for a heart. “
Transcend by Jewel E Ann (part of the Ultimate Reading Challenge: April = one word title)
““In another life, she was my forever.”
An unexpected tragedy leaves Professor Nathaniel Hunt a widower alone with a newborn baby.
He hires a nanny. She’s young, but well-qualified, with a simple life, a crazy name obsession, and a boyfriend she met at the grocery store.
Over time, he discovers she knows things about him—things that happened before she was born—like a hidden scar on his head, his favorite pizza, and how he cheated on a high school Spanish test.
She speaks familiar words and shares haunting memories that take him back to over two decades earlier when he lost his best friend in a tragic accident.
“I’m afraid of what’s going to happen when you realize I’m not her.”
Transcend is a sexy, mind-bending journey that uncovers possibilities, challenges beliefs, and begets the age-old question: is there life after death?”
And hopefully when my March box finally arrives, my Fairyloot Read if it fits my mood. 😀
Now depending on when the ARC will be sent I would really like to read “Father Firgure” by our fellow blogger and author James J. Cudney alias Jay!
So far ten books. I may add others if I have time and the shoe fits.
Are any of these on your list? Do you have a monthly TBR?
Thanks for reading!
Lots of awesome books. I hope to read three but with everything that has happened I don’t know if I will get to one. Broken spirit. Hope all is well.
Mary I really hope you’ll get through it without too much suffering. Books can be great escape places for your pain. Or you can always mail me if you need to chat.
Song of Blood and Bone has a gorgeous cover and it is one I have been meaning to read for a long time. I also saw I Stop Somewhere around a lot lately and the premise intrigues me… I will be curious to know what you think of it!
Well Olivia I’m currently reading Jay’s book then I have Intrepid and Tarnscend on my list 😉
I’ve also got an ARC of Song of Blood and Stone to read. Can’t wait to see what you think of it!
Hi JJ in a few weeks LOL
Hahaha wait for the scheduled day JJ 😉
Your list looks really good Sophie! Happy Reading! =D
Thank you Daisy!!!
Thank you so much Daisy!!!
Great list, Sophie…good luck, you can do it!
Chaser is on my list for this month as well! Can’t wait to see what you think. Happy Reading!
Thank you so much Janine!!!
Great TBR! Intrepid by Keri Lake sounds pretty interesting! I’ll definitely look forward to hear your thoughts on it. I don’t do monthly TBR’s because I’m a mood reader. I hope you enjoy all of these books! Happy Reading! 🙂
Well Raven this is my first TBR and maybe it will be my last LOL
Enjoy your books, Sophie!
Thank you Astrid!
You have a great list here Sophie! I have arcs of Chaser and Song of Blood and Stone, maybe we can bounce our thoughts off each other about them!
Ooh it would be great Kayla!
Good luck Sophie, I hope you get to read them all!
Me too Susan! That’s why I’ve been MIA. I just needed to read and catch up with my fictional characters
Haha I was all excited when I saw Colleen Hoover’s books in the banner :-). I haven’t read any of these authors but I Stop Somewhere sounds most interesting! Happy reading!
Inge knowing what you read I think it could be your cup of tea indeed! Thank you and happy reading too <3