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Waiting on Wednesday [5]

This is a meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers showcase a book that they are eagerly waiting for!

In Harmony
by Emma Scott
Publication Date: February 13, 2018

UnknownThe root of all madness is an unbearable truth…

At seventeen, Willow Holloway’s life was torn apart. The happy, driven girl is gone, and she is left wracked by post-traumatic stress her body remembers even if she does not. When her father suddenly uproots the family from their posh penthouse in New York City to the tiny town of Harmony, Indiana, Willow becomes more untethered and lost under the weight of her secret. On a whim, she auditions for a part in the community theater’s production of Hamlet and unexpectedly wins the role of Ophelia—the girl who is undone by madness, and her love of Hamlet…

Isaac Pierce is from the ‘wrong side of the tracks.’ The town bad boy. Girls pine for his attention and guys are in awe of him. That he’s an acting prodigy only adds to his charisma. Isaac utterly disappears into his characters; the stage is the only place he feels safe from his own traumatic home life. He wants nothing more than to escape to Broadway or Hollywood, and leave Harmony behind for good.

No one can play Hamlet but Isaac, and when the director pairs him with Willow in acting class, they clash again and again—neither willing to open their hearts to anyone. But clashing leads to breaking, breaking leads to the spilling of terrible secrets, and soon Isaac and Willow find Shakespeare’s words mirroring their lives. When they are cruelly torn apart, neither know how this play will end—with madness and heartache? Or healing, love, and the discovery of who they are truly meant to be.

In Harmony is a standalone NEW ADULT love story, and is intended for readers 18 and up. PLEASE NOTE, this book contains sensitive material such as physical abuse, and the aftermath of sexual assault (off the page). Reader discretion is advised.

Once again, Book Twins Reviews is responsible for putting yet another amazing book on my radar as something to look forward to this year. I have heard absolutely nothing but AMAZING things about Emma Scott and the worse part is that I own more than one of her books and have yet to read one. I know, what a travesty! BUT, I am hoping to change that this year and In Harmony is definitely one I want to get to. Plus, look at that gorgeous cover 😍😍.



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Waiting on Wednesday [4]

This is a meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers showcase a book that they are eagerly waiting for!

Hooked on You (Chicago Rebels #4)
by Kate Meader
Publication Date: May 7th, 2018

The steamy Chicago Rebels series returns with this racy and sassy tale of embittered hearts, second chances, and going for the goal—on and off the ice.

UnknownViolet Vasquez never met her biological father, so learning he left his beloved hockey franchise—the Chicago Rebels—to her is, well, unexpected. Flat broke and close to homeless, Violet is determined to make the most of this sudden opportunity. Except dear old dad set conditions that require she takes part in actually running the team with the half-sisters she barely knows. Working with these two strangers and overseeing a band of hockey-playing lugs is not on her agenda…until she lays eyes on the Rebels captain and knows she has to have him.

Bren St. James has been labeled a lot of things: the Puck Prince, Lord of the Ice, Hell’s Highlander…but it’s the latest tag that’s making headlines: washed-up alcoholic has-been. This season, getting his life back on track and winning the Cup are his only goals. With no time for relationships—except the fractured ones he needs to rebuild with his beautiful daughters—he’s finding it increasingly hard to ignore sexy, all-up-in-his-beard Violet Vasquez. And when he finds himself in need of a nanny just as the playoffs are starting, he’s faced with a temptation he could so easily get hooked on.

For two lost souls, there’s more on the line than just making the best of a bad situation… there might also be a shot at the biggest prize of all: love.

This book currently fills the spot as my most anticipated book of 2018 and I don’t think another book will replace it. Kate Meader was one of my favorite authors that I discovered in 2017 and because of it I have read every book in this series so far. Hockey romances are near and dear to my heart because my brother played hockey most of his life so I basically I grew up in a rink as a result. This series has been so freaking AMAZING and it is this fourth book that I have wanted so badly since first being introduced to these characters. The fact that I have to wait until MAY to get my hands on this book seems cruel at this point but I will be waiting as patiently as I can. Maybe I will read her firefighter romance series to pass the time….



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Waiting on Wednesday [3]

This is a meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers showcase a book that they are eagerly waiting for!

The Upside of Being Single 
by Emma Hart
Release Date: January 30, 2018

37420706If anyone asks, I knew better than to flash my boobs for Mardi Gras beads.

I still don’t know why I did it.
Maybe it was the dare from my two best friends.
Maybe it was the guys on the balcony saying they’d throw Fireball shots with the beads.
Or maybe it was the quiet guy in the corner of that same balcony with piercing gray eyes, wavy dark hair, and a smile so tempting I wanted to climb up there and lick it off his face.
Maybe it was because I never thought I’d see them again.
Not that it matters. Not today.
Because the hotel I manage was finally bought—and the guy who walks in and introduces himself as my new boss is Mr. Tall, Dark, and Silent.

There are many upsides to being single.
Your new boss knowing what your boobs look like?
Not one of them.

(THE UPSIDE TO BEING SINGLE is a standalone, romantic comedy from the author who brought you MISS FIX-IT and BEING BROOKE.)

After seeing the cover reveal on Book Twin Reviews, which by the way is ABSOLUTELY stunning, I knew I wanted to read this. When I read the blurb for it, it just made me want to get my hands on it more. This romantic comedy looks like a lot of fun and Emma Hart is an author that I haven’t read before which is great as I am trying to discover more new authors this year. Thankfully, I won’t have to wait for long but the end of January still seems so far away right now lol.



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Waiting on Wednesday [2]

This is a meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers showcase a book that they are eagerly waiting for!

About That Kiss (Heartbreaker Bay #5)
by Jill Shalvis
Release Date: January 23, 2018

35069559When love drives you crazy . . .

When sexy Joe Malone never calls after their explosive kiss, Kylie shoves him out of her mind. Until she needs a favor, and it’s a doozy. Something precious to her has been stolen and there’s only one person with unique finder-and-fixer skills that can help—Joe. It means swallowing her pride and somehow trying to avoid the temptation to throttle him—or seduce him.

the best thing to do . . .

No, Joe didn’t call after the kiss. He’s the fun time guy, not the forever guy. And Kylie, after all she’s been through, deserves a good man who will stay. But everything about Kylie makes it damned hard to focus, and though his brain knows what he has to do, his heart isn’t getting the memo.

… is enjoy the ride.

As Kylie and Joe go on the scavenger hunt of their lives, they discover surprising things about each other. Now, the best way for them to get over “that kiss” might just be to replace it with a hundred more.

It’s no surprise after my posts this week, that I love Jill Shalvis’s books. So OBVIOUSLY, I am anxiously waiting for the fifth book in the Heartbreaker Bay series after reading almost every single one of the other books. This one looks like it is not going to disappoint at all. I mean look at that cover! And… a scavenger hunt for their lives sounds like About That Kiss is going to be just as amazing as all the others.



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Waiting on Wednesday [1]

This is a meme hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine where every Wednesday bloggers showcase a book that they are eagerly waiting for!

Cowboy Up (Coming Home #3)
by Harper Sloan
Release Date: December 19, 2017
36100636As the eldest Davis, Clayton has always tried to lead by example. He takes his job as head of the family businesses seriously, making sure the farm and auto shop are running smoothly—along with keeping an eye on his brother and sister. For him, there’s a time and place to let go of the control he holds with an iron grip. And with the way he grew up, coupled with the disastrous end of his last relationship, he’s just fine with his quiet, solitary life.

Most of the time.

What he hadn’t counted on was cute, quirky, shy bookstore owner, Caroline Michaels. She’s the proverbial woman next door—well, the next town over, that is. Caroline hasn’t lived an easy life, but after escaping an abusive ex, she’s finally living it for herself. The last thing she ever expected was a one-night stand with Clay Davis, a night she can’t stop thinking about.

So when she falls on hard times and Clay comes out of nowhere to her rescue, she realizes just how impossible it’ll be to stay away from him. Now all she has to do is convince him to live a little…

Will Clay be able to give up the reins and finally settle down? And, more importantly, will Caroline muster enough courage to lasso him up?

I can’t WAIT to get my hands on Clayton’s story ever since I started reading this series. There is just something about him… I can’t put my finger on it. All I know is that I’m intrigued. Of course, now that I know that he falls in love with a bookstore owner, I am already convinced I will love this and want it even more than I did before. But first, I must read the second book…