BVR WEEKLY RECAP 2/24/15

By | February 8, 2019

Happy Tuesday everyone!! Insanely awesome new releases for this week as well as some great sales, some of which are my favorites! A couple of books I’m eyeing right now are The Deal by Elle Kennedy (NA romance, good girl strikes up a deal with the bad boy), Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez (hero’s slowly going deaf and he’s fighting for his girl and his hearing!!), Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty (women’s fiction + mystery thriller), and Losers Weepers by Nicole Williams (NA cowboy romance).

Upcoming Releases: Did you know I now have a section that’ll list upcoming releases for the year? Be sure to bookmark the page below as I update it daily with preorders/Goodreads links.

Cool tip: Tired of seeing all the $.99, $1.99, $2.99, etc… on your bills? Send yourself an Amazon gift card and plan a budget accordingly

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  • Thoughtful by SC Stephens – KELLAN KYLE FANS!! Here’s Kellan’s POV of Thoughtless! Here’s my review and it’ll give you an idea what to expect.
  • The Deal by Elle Kennedy – I can’t wait to read this!! It’s a NA romance where the bookish heroine and bad boy hero strike up a deal. She’ll tutor him in exchange for getting lessons in seduction and they fall for each other in the process…
  • Losers Weepers by Nicole Williams – latest book in her Lost & Found series and a NA cowboy romance!
  • Slow Burn by K. Bromberg – Driven series fans! This is a spinoff standalone.
  • Fighting Silence by Aly Martinez – this sounds SO good! Another one I’ve been eyeing. “…meeting the love of my life at age thirteen was never part of my plan. However, neither was gradually going deaf at the age of twenty-one. They both happened anyway. Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life. Fighting for my career. Fighting the impending silence. Fighting for her.”
  • After Ever Happy by Anna Todd
  • Good Girl Gone by Tammy Falkner – This is the 7 book in her Reed Brothers series and a standalone.“She’s perfect. He’s not. She’s the lead singer in a popular rock band. He’s a tattoo artist. She’s all perfect creases and fancy clothes. He’s covered in prison ink. She’s wealthy. He doesn’t have a pot to piss in. She’s good. He’s bad. The question is — Will she ever be good enough for him?”
  • When Joss Met Matt by Ellie Cahill
  • By Any Other Name by JM Darhower – forbidden mafia romance
  • Prodigal Son by Danielle Steel – this sounds really good, and I’ve enjoyed books from this author in the past! “Twin boys grow up in the same family, in the same town. Dramatically different, they become bitter enemies, even as children. One good, one bad. One leaves his peaceful hometown, but when all else fails, the prodigal son returns, twenty years later. The reunion of brothers, sweet and healing at first, exposes shattering revelations of good and evil.”
  • Killian by Brenda Rothert ($.99) – sports romance!
  • Sometimes Never series by Cheryl McIntyre ($.99) – the entire NA series in one bundle for $.99!
  • Soulbound by Kristen Callihan
  • Relent by Nina Levine – This is a biker romance. The hero and heroine are best friends who grew up together and fell in love with each other but scandal rocked their families and they were torn apart where he went down the MC path and she built up a stable life for herself, but always longing for the hero. “The love these two have for each other never wavers but sometimes in life, love isn’t enough…”
  • Highland Guard by Hannah Howell
  • Confessions of a Reformed Tom Cat by Daisy Prescott – quirky romance & the 4th book in her Modern Love stories series. “You can call me Tom Cat. I’ve been told I’m irresistible to women. Like catnip for a different kind of pussy-cat. This is the story about how I lost my wingman, broke all my own rules, and found myself falling in love.”
  • Her Unexpected Hero by Melody Anne
  • Take by Nashoda Rose ($.99) – This one’s a paranormal romance. “I’m not a good guy and I don’t pretend to be. Condemn me if you want, I don’t give a crap. You’re nothing to me. No one is, except her…she’s my target. And I was hired to do a hell of a lot more than protect her…I was hired to kill her. It should’ve been simple, but it was complicated as hell.”
  • Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane – second chance romance! “We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.”
  • Void by Cassy Roop – escort romance!!
  • An Indecent Proposal by JC Reed & Jackie Steele
  • A Stone in the Sea by AL Jackson – sounds good! The hero is a bitter, short-tempered lead singer who gets sent to Georgia to lay low after facing assault charges. The heroine is the exact opposite of him – she’s sweet, kind, and can definitely see that the hero’s trouble for her, “but she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers. They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t let them up for air.”
  • Inappropriate by Elizabeth Finn
  • Redemption Lane by Rachel Blaufeld – I got a reader recommendation for this recently released romance and thought to pass it on in case any of you are interested! Described to me as an intensely emotional read about a heroine recovering from addiction and a VERY tortured CEO hero – “Both are seeking salvation in the arms of others and ignoring the truth—that the only road to redemption lies in confronting your past. When the past and present collide, is there any chance at redemption?”
  • Collateral Damage by Elisabeth Grace – 3rd book in her Limelight series!
  • Waiting for You by Natalie Ward – for fans of her Losing Me Finding You book, here’s an extra followup novella!
  • Broken by Lies by Rebecca Shea
  • Camden’s Redemption by LP Dover
  • The Way We Fall by Cassia Leo – sounds like an emotional and intense romance – “Maybe we shouldn’t have fallen so fast and so willingly. Maybe we shouldn’t have moved in together before we went on our first date. Maybe we should have given our wounds time to heal before we tore each other to shreds. Maybe we should have never been together.”
  • Ember by Rachel Van Dyken – the 5th book in her Eagle Elite series and a dark mafia romance – “I am Phoenix De Lange, son to a murdered mob boss, estranged brother, horrible friend, monster in the making, newest leader to one of the most powerful families in the Cosa Nostra. And I will have my vengeance. Or die trying…Death is all I know. Until she offers me a piece of life–I can’t resist taking.”
  • Crash Ride by T Gephart – rockstar romance
  • Afterburn & Aftershock by Sylvia Day ($1.99) – steamy 2-book series about “unexpected reunions, bittersweet revenge, and the fight for redemption.”
  • The Resurrection of Aubrey Miller by LB Simmons ($.99) – TOP FAVORITE!! This was one of the best NA romances I read last year and it was a 6 star read for me (here’s my review). Get. This. Book.
  • The Will by Kristen Ashley ($.99) – first in her Magdalene series and a heartwarming read! “It hit him in that moment in a way he knew he’d never forget that he could take that hand and she could lead him anywhere. Just tip up her lips, turn those eyes to him and hold out her hand and he’d go straight to hell with her and do it smiling.”
  • Night Owl by M. Pierce ($2.99)
  • Raveling You by Jessica Sorensen ($.99)
  • A is for Alpha Male (#1) and Secret Alpha (#2) by Laurel Curtis are both $.99 each! These books are hilarious romances where the heroine enlists her mother and they set out on a road trip searching for love…“This road trip wasn’t to be just any road trip, but a very special one indeed. An adventure with an acutely specific purpose– to find our other halves. The peanut butter to our jelly. The i to our Phone. The stripper to our pole.”
  • The Five Stages of Falling in Love by Rachel Higginson ($2.99) – 50% price drop! This one’s an emotional love after loss romance.
  • Surviving Raine by Shay Savage ($.99) – awesome survival romance read! I gave it 4.5 stars.
  • Lost & Found (#1) and Finders Keepers (#3) by Nicole Williams are both $.99 each!! I loved these NA cowboy romances and highly recommend both! The 4th book just released too (see above section).
  • Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout – teehee! This is a mature YA paranormal romance – “The hot alien living next door marks me. You heard me. Alien. Turns out [the hero] and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and [his] touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I’m getting out of this alive is by sticking close to [him] until my alien mojo fades.”
  • Fall in Love 22-Book Bundle ($.99) – 22 contemporary romances in one for $.99! I’ve read several in this set and it’s a pretty great deal.
  • Duke of Midnight by Elizabeth Hoyt ($.99) – Any historical romance fans? If you haven’t read Elizabeth Hoyt’s daring and seductive Maiden Lane series yet, I highly recommend these books….and lucky for you, one of them is on sale for $.99 (regular $6)!! This one’s a suspenseful and erotic historical romance between a strong yet emotionally distant hero who meets his match with the tough-as-nails heroine!
  • Love Realized (#1), Love Resisted (#2), and Love Required (#3) by Melanie Codina are all $1.99 each! These are interconnected second chance romance standalones.
  • Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty ($3.99) – This one’s a women’s fiction + mystery/thriller read and how 3 women’s lives collide in the wake of a tragedy –> “A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly? What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?” Normally $7 but it’s $3.99 right now if you’re in the mood for a non-romance read.
  • Hitched by Karpov Kinrade ($.99) – This is a fun and sexy contemporary romance. The heroine and hero are totally different and on a wild night in Vegas, get hitched, but she doesn’t remember a thing –> “Disjointed images from the night before, the night I can’t entirely remember, float into my mind. Meeting him in the bar. Sharing tidbits of our lives…Sex in the elevator. Hot, forbidden, delicious…But I don’t remember marrying him. And now, he won’t let me go.”
  • Falling Into You by Jasinda Wilder ($.99) – one of my favorite books from her! “… when you feel that kind of all-consuming need for someone, a person you’d do fucking anything for, no matter what? They’re in your fucking skin, in your soul, like the essence of who they are is imprinted on you so completely like the very air you breathe…That’s love.”
  • Nine Minutes by Beth Flynn ($2.99) – 50% price drop! This book was one of THE most unputdownable books I read in 2014 and a TOP FAVORITE for sure. After I finished this unique biker romance, I couldn’t pick up another book for days! (here’s my review)
  • Then There Was You by Melanie Dawn ($.99) – a TOP FAVORITE book from 2014 and one of the few books I pulled an all-nighter for!! It’s a gripping romance between a rockstar who just let his old love go and his former counselor when he was a teenager…kinda taboo there hehe (here’s my review).
  • If You Stay (#1) and Until We Fly (#4) by Courtney Cole are both $.99 each!! I loved the first book back when I read it a few years ago, and my last read was Until We Fly, which is now a TOP FAVORITE for this year! It’s a book that kept me on my toes and just from the first few pages when I read it, I knew it’d be a winner (here’s my review)
  • Love Unscripted (#1) and Love Unrehearsed (#2) by Tina Reber are on sale for $1.99 each!!! These are highly addicting Hollywood romances following the same couple and hardly EVER on sale! If you haven’t grabbed these yet, I highly recommend you do.
  • Jacked by Tina Reber ($1.99) – Aaaand here’s the other Tina Reber book on sale!
  • Flawed by Kate Avelynn ($.99) – Oh boy…this book broke my heart but I wouldn’t have it any other way. If you’re looking for a taboo-ish romance standalone, check this one out, especially if you’ve read Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma and are looking for another that’ll give you similar feels. “When he planted himself between our father and me that day, an eight-year-old with small fists clenched at his sides, I think I fell in love with my brother.”
  • A Little Too Far by Lisa Desrochers ($.99) – great taboo romance! The heroine gets caught between her stepbrother who she grew up with, and a soon-to-be-priest. It’s a quick read and pretty steamy! “She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.”
  • Photographer trilogy by Sarah Robinson ($.99) – for the very first time, all 3 books in this series are bundled together for $.99! These are crime romances/romantic suspense reads following the same main leads about a serial killer and a heroine determined to not let him get the best of her… “He takes a picture of every woman he kills…Monsters are only uglier in the light of day.”
  • Thin Love (#1) and My Beloved (#1.5) by Eden Butler both got price drops!! These were two of my TOP FAVORITE books from 2014 and are angsty, unputdownable, and unforgettable reads. Book 1 is $1.99, and the wonderful novella is $.99. Here’s my review for book 1 and here’s my review for the novella.
  • Rocked by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliot ($.99) – NA rockstar romance between a rocker and a spunky chef! “…Deacon and his bottomless stomach are too tempting to resist. He’s far from the typical rock star and before long, she finds herself experimenting with him, inside and out of the kitchen. Apron – and panties – optional.”
  • Perfectly Damaged by EL Montes ($.99) – I really want to read this one! The heroine suffers from schizophrenia, constantly questioning her reality and tries hard to not let anyone get close to her, not even the hero –> “I’ve pushed him away, but he isn’t easily deterred. I’ve told him I’m different, but he doesn’t care. He’s trying to slowly break me down. I’m trying just as hard not to let him. He doesn’t know how truly damaged I am; what will happen when he does?”
  • Carnage by Lesley Jones ($.99) – angst alert! “I love him, from the instant I set eyes on him when I was just 11 years old I have loved him and nothing will ever change that, he owns me, he owns my heart and he owns my body and no matter how many lies are told, no matter how many people conspire to keep us apart, despite the fame and the distance, we will find a way.”
  • Beautifully Awake + Beautifully Done by Riley Mackenzie ($.99) – I’ve heard these are two highly emotional romance standalones, both stories tackling sensitive subjects. “This is a story of love, trust, acceptance and forgiveness.”
  • Even the Moon Has Scars by Steph Campbell ($.99) – YA romance! “Two strangers. Two broken hearts. One night to set each other free.”
  • Revenant by Larissa Ione ($.99)