That is the question I am currently asking myself. I have rambled on in two posts about some of my recommended reading for this week, but what do I actually plan to read?
The honest answer to that question is I don’t know.
I have said before I am not a planner when it comes to what I read, so planning books to read for a five day readathon is a difficult task for me. I have taken to GoodReads, I’ve browsed Amazon, I have scoured other blogs and the internet in general to come up with book ideas. My list will inevitably contain more books than I can hope to read, but too many is better than not enough.
Finding It – Cora Carmack
Series: #3 Losing It
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Sometimes you have to lose yourself to find where you truly belong...
Most girls would kill to spend months traveling around Europe after college graduation with no responsibility, no parents, and no-limit credit cards. Kelsey Summers is no exception. She's having the time of her life . . . or that's what she keeps telling herself.
It's a lonely business trying to find out who you are, especially when you're afraid you won't like what you discover. No amount of drinking or dancing can chase away Kelsey's loneliness, but maybe Jackson Hunt can. After a few chance meetings, he convinces her to take a journey of adventure instead of alcohol. With each new city and experience, Kelsey's mind becomes a little clearer and her heart a little less hers. Jackson helps her unravel her own dreams and desires. But the more she learns about herself, the more Kelsey realizes how little she knows about Jackson
I’ve read the other two books in the series, so I figure I should really get around to reading the third. I do adore a good Cora Carmack book, she knows what she is doing.
Series: #2 Pushing The Limits
Genre: Romance, New Adult, High School
Ryan lowers his lips to my ear. "Dance with me, Beth."
"No." I whisper the reply. I hate him and I hate myself for wanting him to touch me again....
"I dare you..."
If anyone knew the truth about Beth Risk's home life, they'd send her mother to jail and seventeen-year-old Beth who knows where. So she protects her mom at all costs. Until the day her uncle swoops in and forces Beth to choose between her mom's freedom and her own happiness. That's how Beth finds herself living with an aunt who doesn't want her and going to a school that doesn't understand her. At all. Except for the one guy who shouldn't get her, but does....
Ryan Stone is the town golden boy, a popular baseball star jock-with secrets he can't tell anyone. Not even the friends he shares everything with, including the constant dares to do crazy things. The craziest? Asking out the Skater girl who couldn't be less interested in him.
But what begins as a dare becomes an intense attraction neither Ryan nor Beth expected. Suddenly, the boy with the flawless image risks his dreams-and his life-for the girl he loves, and the girl who won't let anyone get too close is daring herself to want it all....
I read the first one of this series a while back. I enjoyed it but was not completely enamoured, definitely a book you can take or leave, but I have heard great things about this series, so I am going to give it a chance. Also, this book is currently in the kindle summer sale at 99p, that is a price I cannot refuse.Beautiful Disaster – Jamie McGuire
Series: #1 Beautiful
Genre: Romance, New Adult
INTENSE. DANGEROUS. ADDICTIVE.
Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.
Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match
I read this a while back, when there was first the big to do about this book and Fifty Shades of Grey. I was not that in love with it back then, but then my book tastes were different, I was convinced I had to be a ‘serious’ reader. I have grown and realise how silly that is, I am going to give this book another chance.
Series: #1 Beautiful Bastard
Genre: Erotic Romance, New Adult
An ambitious intern. A perfectionist executive. And a whole lot of name calling.Well, I’ve heard good things. Everyone is talking about it for this readathon, so why not right?
Whip-smart, hardworking, and on her way to an MBA, Chloe Mills has only one problem: her boss, Bennett Ryan. He's exacting, blunt, inconsiderate—and completely irresistible. A Beautiful Bastard.
Bennett has returned to Chicago from France to take a vital role in his family's massive media business. He never expected that the assistant who'd been helping him from abroad was the gorgeous, innocently provocative—completely infuriating—creature he now has to see every day. Despite the rumors, he's never been one for a workplace hookup. But Chloe's so tempting he's willing to bend the rules—or outright smash them—if it means he can have her. All over the office.
As their appetites for one another increase to a breaking point, Bennett and Chloe must decide exactly what they're willing to lose in order to win each other.
Tempting The Best Man – Jennifer L Armentrout
Series: #1 Gamble Brother
Genre: Erotic Romance, New Adult
A sexy category romance from Entangled's Brazen imprint...I liked Wait For You, so I figured why not venture into some of her other books? This one sounds like it will be a funny read, with some steamy and some ridiculous scenarios which will be very reminiscent of all chick-flicks ever made, I cannot wait.
She'll make him lose control...
Madison Daniels has worshipped her brother's best friend since they were kids. Everyone thinks she and Chase Gamble would make the perfect couple, but there are two major flaws in their logic. 1) Chase has sworn off relationships of any kind, and 2) after blurring the line between friends and lovers for one night four years ago, they can't stop bickering.
Forced together for her brother's wedding getaway, Chase and Madison decide to call a truce for the happy couple. Except all bets are off when they're forced to shack up in a tacky 70’s honeymoon suite and survive a multitude of "accidents" as the family tries to prove their "spark" can be used than for more than fighting. That is, if they don't strangle each other first…
Series: #2 Someone To Love
Genre: Romance, New Adult
A sexy, romantic read from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Someone to Love. When coed Ally Monroe literally falls into the arms of a tattooed bad-boy one summer night, she can't seem to let go. Morgan Jordan is everything Ally doesn't want—he's a playboy from a blue collar background, and Ally's looking for upper-class stability. Though their relationship starts off as a one-night stand, once Ally learns Morgan is her best friend's brother, there's no escaping him . . . or the growing fire between them. As Ally and Morgan become closer, they confront bitter enemies, his sister's disapproval, and paths pulling them in different directions at summer's end. The second book in the bestselling Someone to Love series proves that in love and passion, sometimes two wrongs do make a right
This last one is another impulse buy (which is why it is the second in a series instead of the first) because it was in the kindle summer sale for 99p and when a book is on offer on Amazon for 99p I find it difficult to refuse it. I’m simple like that.
Well, there you have it. This is my reading list for the week. I’m not certain how strictly I’ll keep to this, and I most certainly will struggle to keep within a set group of books when deciding what to read, but I’m sure this will be fun. I’ll post some mini reviews or something at the end of the week, or in the middle of the week. I don’t know. Anyone read any of these? I would love to hear your thoughts on them.