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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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.

Into the Storm by Rachel Grant audiobook narrators Nicol Zanzarella and Greg Tremblay

OMG, this book should be snapped up by some movie producer, a definite exciting and action packed listen/read. I listened to this and the prequel “Before the Storm” in two days time. The narrators Nicol Zanzarella and Greg Tremblay do an outstanding job. What starts as a heart breaking personal betrayal, spirals into a unputdownable exciting drama ridden adventure listen/read. Add this newest series to your listening/TBR list.

RELEASE DAY,

Conning the Billionaire (Secret Billionaires #10) by Blair Babylon

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WOW!  This is a “seat of your pants” wild ride. Throughout this story, I put the book aside several times, shaking my head, wondering “what the …”  Con is the name of the game and both Kylie and Micah have mastery, but Micah excels at the game. There are cameo appearances including Priyanka Mehtani, who has attitude as one of Kylie’s friends.

 

“Priyanka handed the blond Italian’s phone back to him and looked at Kylie with huge, disapproving eyes.”

 

Loved this newest addition to the Le Rosey team, my only caveat is this ends with a cliffhanger, so now we wait…lol. Grab this one, excellent addition to your Blair collection. 

Before The Storm by Rachel Grant Audiobook

Definitely not to be missed. We meet Xavier and Audrey as they fall into their own personal fire and major misunderstandings. This audiobook is well done by the narrators, Nicol Zanzarella and Greg Trembley and ends at a point that makes the listener/reader want to immediately pick up the next book “In To The Storm”. Grab this audiobook and get ready for the next anticipated read.

Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London


Second in this sweet, fun series. This story has all the feels and laughs, I fell for Scout and Lane, who start out at a rocky disadvantage, then work their way to adulting and making the most of their past mistakes and misunderstandings. A well written book, consider grabbing the whole series, both are great enjoyable reads.

Irresistible Trouble by Pippa Grant. Out and ready for reading!

Irresistible Trouble
Series: Copper Valley Fireballs #3
Author: Pippa Grant
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 29, 2022
 
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I, Cooper Rock, baseball god, worshipper of women, hometown hero, beloved son and brother, and owner of a well-deserved ego, have always reached for the stars. Usually in baseball.
 
In love? Nah. When you’ve played the field as much as I have and haven’t been bit by the bug, you’re immune.
 
Or so I thought until she walked back into my life.
 
Waverly Sweet. Pop music sensation. Universally beloved for good reason. She’s freaking awesome. Kind. Funny. Talented. Sexy as hell. Real. And still completely out of my league.
 
But I have been hit by the Waverly Sweet tour bus of love, tumbled head over heels, and come up in a field of Waverly-scented roses. This is it. She’s my one and only, and this time, I won’t screw it up.
 
I’m cleaning up my reputation. I’m ignoring the doubters. I’m channeling everything I have into proving to her that I can be the man she deserves.
 
No matter what else I have to sacrifice for love.
 
Including baseball.
 
Irresistible Trouble is a hilarious home run of a romcom about a baseball player whose ego is catching up to him, a pop star who’s a bit of a hot mess when the cameras aren’t looking (and sometimes when they are), and the kind of family and teammates that everyone deserves… in small doses. While this laugh-out-loud romance stands alone with a sweet-swoony HEA, you won’t go wrong if you dive into the entire Fireballs series, starting with Jock Blocked, first. And for more Cooper Rock cameos, check out Master Baker (a standalone featuring Cooper’s brother) and the Bro Code series.
 
 
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61409361-irresistible-trouble
 
 
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ALSO AVAILABLE
 
#1 Jock Blocked
 
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AUDIO & PRINT
 
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#2 Real Fake Love
 
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AUDIO & PRINT
 
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#3 The Grumpy Player Next Door
 
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AUDIO & PRINT

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AUTHOR BIO
 
Pippa Grant is a USA Today Bestselling author who writes romantic comedies that will make tears run down your leg. When she's not reading, writing or sleeping, she's being crowned employee of the month as a stay-at-home mom and housewife trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, all the while fantasizing about long walks on the beach with hot chocolate chip cookies.
 
 
AUTHOR LINKS
 
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pippagrantromance
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/ThePipsquad
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/ReadPippa
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/pippagrant
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/pippa-grant
Website: http://www.pippagrant.com
Instagram: https://instagram.com/pippa.grant
Verve Romance: https://ververomance.com/app/PippaGrant
TikTok: https://vm.tiktok.com/ZMd1s3S6C
 
 
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Conning the Billionaire (Secret Billionaires #10) by Blair Babylon

WOW!  This is a “seat of your pants” wild ride. Throughout this story, I put the book aside several times, shaking my head, wondering “what the …”  Con is the name of the game and both Kylie and Micah have mastery, but Micah excels at the game. There are cameo appearances including Priyanka Mehtani, who has attitude as one of Kylie’s friends.

 

“Priyanka handed the blond Italian’s phone back to him and looked at Kylie with huge, disapproving eyes.”

 

Loved this newest addition to the Le Rosey team, my only caveat is this ends with a cliffhanger, so now we wait…lol. Grab this one, excellent addition to your Blair collection. 

RELEASE DAY!

Holidays in Virgin River by Robyn Carr

Reblogged from My Bag Of Books:

Loved these two soft feely stories. This is my first experience reading this author and these two Virgin River Christmas novellas are sweet, hot chocolate with marshmallows, holiday romances. There are a few paragraphs from other books inserted throughout, and I found this distracting, took a few to realize what they were. The recipes at the end are a plus. Add this to your holiday reading list.

RELEASE DAY!

Holiday Heart-On Anthology

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What a buy! So many great short stories for an excellent cause, Women’s heart heath and the American Heart Association. I liked some of these stories and loved many. Melonie Johnson’s “Always Be My Babka” with Dr. Heartthrob and Sari, was so short but sweet and is included in my “loved” category. Grab this special book, gift to a great cause and love all the shorts!

RELEASE DAY!

Home Sweet Christmas by Susan Mallery

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Trust and romance collide in this newest Christmas Novel. Susan Mallery brings the holiday spirit to life, only to find distrust and loss issues. This is an amazingly good story, with heart felt and broken hearts along with a sweet little Tinsel to melt the hardest heart. Do not miss this one, it put me in the mood for some early holiday cheer.

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Out of Love by Ruth Cardello

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This is the second in this series, I did not realize this before starting, however can be read as a stand-alone. Scott and Monica meet with a twist and drama ensues. The story is a good one, with humor, drama, angst, a pig named Bella and bean “mystery”. A must for your summer beach read. Consider reading the first book, just for content and story timeline, oh, and Jesse’s story.

New and delicious, Royal Escape by JJ Knight

Royal Escape
Series: Royally Pickled Trilogy #3
Author: JJ Knight
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 1, 2022
 
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The hot mess everyone knows as Princess Lili is falling in love with one man and having wild monkey business with another. Yeah, I mean me. I’m the hot mess.

Don’t judge me. Not yet. There’s some back story.

First, I ran away from my royal duties.

I escaped to America, party hopping as the wild, red-haired lifestyle influencer Indigo Flame. I peddle everything from blue eye shadow to flavored pickles to get by.

Don’t judge me!

Then, I met the kind, sensitive artist Jesse Adams while looking like the real me — princess me. This is a problem. Huge. I can only see him in secret or the jig is up.

But then I discovered the Masked Man. I met him at a vampire ball dressed as Indigo. Within ten minutes, we were locking the door of the dressing room and things got hot.

I planned to lead a double life all along. I have to if I want to be free of my royal shackles.

But now I have a triple life? Quadruple?

All I know is that Jesse opens my heart, and the Masked Man opens ... everything else.

And if I don’t get my act together, I’m going to lose everything.
___

Royal Escape is a hot, hot, hot romantic comedy about a princess pretending to be an influencer pretending to be a princess, a man who can’t keep his hands off her (as long as he’s wearing a mask), a meddling Pickle family who opens a castle in Colorado without realizing the pretend princess is a real princess, and a triple-double twist that everybody sees coming — except the donkeys.

Royal Escape is the final book in the Royally Pickled trilogy, but can totally be read as a standalone.
 
 
GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/61619375-royal-escape
 
BOOKBUB LINK: https://www.bookbub.com/books/royal-escape-a-romantic-comedy-by-jj-knight
 
 
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EXCERPTS
 
#1
 
I might be the only princess in history to stow away on her own private plane.
 
I’ve been curled up for close to eight hours in various pretzel positions.
 
And I’m about as flexible as a skillet.
 
I want to climb out of this luggage closet and lie on the bed.
 
And pee.
 
No, no. Not on the bed.
 
There’s a fancy bathroom at the back of the plane.
 
But Ruby will spot me, and she’ll report me in an instant. Ferron, the pilot, would probably turn the plane around.
 
I have to be clever and careful. Because at some point, my parents, the King and Queen of Avalonia, are going to notice that their youngest princess is missing.
 
By then, I need to be buried deep in New York.
 
I unlock my phone to bring up my USA BUCKET LIST. It’s everything I want to do while secretly in America.
 
1. Lose my virginity. This should be easy. I’ve watched dozens of American movies about dating and sex. I just need to look across a crowded room and spot the guy who will carry me into a romantic sunset.
 
2. Meet normal people. No one can know I’m the Princess. I want to live a regular life.
 
3. Have a killer 21st birthday. First one on my own. I have two weeks to make something happen.
Hopefully I won’t get caught before then.

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE ROYALLY PICKLED TRILOGY
 
Royal Pickle
 
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Royal Rebel
 
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AUTHOR BIO
 
JJ Knight is the USA Today and Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy including Tasty Mango and Big Pickle.
 
 
AUTHOR LINKS
 
Website: http://www.jjknight.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jjknightauthor
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/JJ-Knight/e/B00IDSRBFS
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/jj-knight
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7827726.J_J_Knight
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/JJKnews
 
 
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Currently Reading Pets of Park Avenue by Stefanie London

The Naughty or Nice Clause by Kate Callaghan

This is a different holiday romance and a totally different take on the Santa and reindeer games. Lyla and Mason are like oil and water, with a few wolves to heighten the story dram. This is a break from the expected sugar and spice holiday cheer with a little dark fairytale mixed in. Very enjoyable read.