My Bag Of Books

Here is a love of a good read. Life is too short to waste time and money on bad books.

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For You and Only You by Caroline Kepnes

This is my first experience with Caroline Kepnes, I found myself lost in this story. I liked the premise of Joe, but did not appreciate being in his “head” throughout this book and was reading in circles for a good portion of this story. If I had it to do over, perhaps reading the first three books, may have helped, maybe not. I will say this S.B. needs to beware. I am rating this 5 stars, as I think the book is good, just not for me.

Rich in Your Love by Pippa Grant

Loved this second book in TTP Series. Tavi and Dylan find their path through the bullying, drama, lies and deception, to make way to their truest friends and each other. An excellent story.
One of my favorite passages:
“The doors to the restaurant jingle again, and Estelle Lightly marches through the entrance. Marches? Glides? Floats on the cloud of sulfur wafting up from hell to transport her where she needs to go?”
And that points to the main nemesis in this book. Do not miss this book. A definite addition to your TBR list.

A Not So Meet Cute by Meghan Quinn

OMG! This is one of the most hilarious books I have read in awhile. The steam is a little over the top, but the laugh-out-loud instances are so outrageously fun, they become background noise. If you are looking for a good laugh, grab this one!

Off the Map by Trish Doller

Loved this book. It delighted and gave me a lift from beginning to end. Eamon, Carla and Biggie (who must be included, as his character is, as his name indicates, a large presence in this story) find their way, not only by way of traveling adventures, but to their hearts contentment. So much warmth, heartache, humor, romance and their HEA is woven throughout this book. A lovely read and definite addition to your TBR list.

Cold Deceit by Toni Anderson

An exciting, fast paced read, with no down side. I loved the interaction between Zoe and Seth, both are driven, smart and interesting. The bad guys abound and are not just the regular suspects, but pop up unexpectedly, just when all appears to be settling down. There is romance, steam and the HEA, along with a possible lead in for the next book. Do not miss this one! Add it now to your TBR list.

Love You More by Julia Kent


 

This series is at the top of my Julia Kent reads. I loved this book, so many good feels, drama, angst and steam, happened along with the curse (of which plays a major character in this book). This is such an excellent addition to the series and is tied with all the previous books as my “favorite”. Definitely grab this one and if you have not read the first three (this includes the prequel) grab them all.

RELEASE DAY!

The Wedding Laughbox by Julia Kent

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This group of wedding mishaps, novels and the new novella “Tasty” is a wonderfully fun, entertaining and hilarious collection from many of Julia Kent’s most loved series. I had read all of these previously but the novella Tasty, is the new addition and well worth the price of this book. Will and Mallory meet up with some previously special friends which make this storyline so fun and the laughs abound. Grab this one and be entertained.

The Wedding Laughbox by Julia Kent

This group of wedding mishaps, novels and the new novella “Tasty” is a wonderfully fun, entertaining and hilarious collection from many of Julia Kent’s most loved series. I had read all of these previously but the novella Tasty, is the new addition and well worth the price of this book. Will and Mallory meet up with some previously special friends which make this storyline so fun and the laughs abound. Grab this one and be entertained.

Last One to Know by Barbara Freethy

 

Wow, so many twists and turns. This newest whodunnit by Barbara Freethy, has it all, mystery, drama, romance, treachery and ends with hope and an HEA. An interesting twist with twins and their inner link. Loved this book, an excellent addition to your TBR list.

Scorch by Chelle Bilss Audiobook read by Samantha Brentmore and Lance Greenfield

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Enjoyed this newest release by author Chelle Bliss. The Gallo family just keeps on keeping on, and Luna is one of my favorite characters. We meet Nevin, who rights a wrong, by protecting his brother and Luna, a Gallo to the core, helping him overcome the tribulations of Nevin’s past. There is a lot happening here and the narrators do a great job with this story. Grab this in print or audio, you will enjoy both.

Hotel of Secrets by Diana Biller

So much happening in this old Vienna Austria romance. An excellent who done it! So much happening under the guise of subterfuge, spy’s that are really terrible, yet lighthearted humor wraps over the dark underneath tenor of this story. Loved this book. Enjoyed to the very end. A definite addition to your TBR list.

Cold Deceit by Toni Anderson COVER REVEAL!

Out on December 20, 2022, Cold Deceit, newest release in the Cold Justice - Most Wanted series!  Can’t Wait!

Too Wrong To Be Right by Melonie Johnson

 

One of my favorite authors, once again hits out of the park, loved this story. A full selection of trust issues, second guesses and finally finding the correct pathway to the anticipated end. I read some other reviews before starting this and wondered if something had changed, but not so, this read is great and JoJo is a wonderful addition to the pet linage included in this series. Grab this and enjoy.

Owner of a Lonely Heart by Eva Carter

This story is absolutely full of drama and angst. The loss of loved ones, the heaviness of life changing illness, the use of children to their detriment, all have a place in this story, it is almost overwhelming. This is a good book and the HEA does finally show up. Bear is my favorite character and hero (as he saves the story). Good read.

Christmas Wishes and New Year’s Kisses Anthology

A holiday anthology of short stories by many exciting authors. Who Are You Doing New Year’s Eve by Melonie Johnson, a short but sweet story with a promise of more to come. My plan is to finish all the stories in the future, what a great buy, so much to look forward to.

The Devil You Know by P. J. Tracy

Enjoy this series so much. Maggie Nolan and her comrades are interesting and buried under so much human deceit and violence. Behind the veil of entertainment evil prevails. This is an excellent addition to the series. I hope that there is some redemptive happiness for these troubled individuals in future books.