To Be Read: Recommendations Update!

There was a bit of a delay in getting my BoBL list out for the month of May! I've been so busy volunteering at my nephew's school as his first year wrapped up! How did Kindergarten go by so quickly?? But, now I'm ready to get back to book business! I hope you all enjoy this week's edition of To Be Read! :)

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BEST OF BOOK LOVE: MAY


|| Nowhere but Here by Renee Carlino - 5 STARS | Purchase | My Review & Playlist ||

After Sweet Thing, I said that Renee Carlino reached out and touched my heart and soul. And you know what? She's done it again with Nowhere But Here, a story about finding love and what it takes to keep that love. She tells this story with beautifully complex characters, equally stunning locations that become characters of their own, and a journey so full of twists and turns that I wanted to laugh, swoon, and cry--multiple times. I absolutely recommend this book and this author to everyone!

|| Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren - 5 STARS | Purchase | My Review ||

Christina Lauren books always have that unmistakable wow-factor (I spent a huge chunk of May re-reading the Beautiful series!), and Sweet Filthy Boy had it in spades! Once again, I was left starfished on the ground, in a book-love haze. From beginning to end, I adored Mia, Ansel, and their unpredictable journey!

|| Taint by S.L. Jennings - 4.5 STARS | Purchase | My Review ||

After reading that blurb and those three little words on the cover, "sexual education novel", you might be tempted to think that this is one of those sex-scene-after-sex-scene books. False. This story actually goes above and beyond that! Author S.L. Jennings has written something that is intriguing, provocative, and yet...sweet and totally lovable! I fell in total book-love with Justice Drake and the outstanding voice that author S.L. Jennings gave him, and Taint was so, so, sooo much fun to read!

|| Bang by E.K. Blair - 5 STARS | Purchase | My Review & Playlist ||

The writing. This story. These characters...E.K. Blair's words reached straight for my heart, gripped it tight, and just controlled every beat. It was the hauntingly beautiful writing that kept me captivated from beginning to end! Suspense. Thrill. Devastation. Bang pulled it all off exquisitely!

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SALES/BARGAIN PRICED
 

|| Breathing Series by Rebecca Donovan | Purchase Book 1 - 2 - 3 ||

My cousin Samantha is my go-to source for tear-jerking, heartbreaking books. I remember, before I even started this blog, how she handed me her stack of all three paperbacks and said, "These are. So. Good." I've only heard amazing things about this series, and now the ebooks are on sale for only $1.99 each!

|| Best Kind of Broken by Chelsea Fine | Purchase ||

The first book in Chelsea Fine's Finding Fate series is only $0.99! (Regularly $3+!) Book two, Perfect Kind of Trouble, is also releasing soon, so I've pushed these to the top of my TBR!

|| Come to Me Quietly by A.L. Jackson | Purchase ||

Twitter-friend Andrea recommended this one: "Ok listen to me...YOU HAVE TO READ THIS ONE ASAP...move it up your list. It is soooo damn good." AND the next book will be out on June 24! I guess I should move it up my list, then. ;)

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RECENT RELEASES
 

|| Only Pretend by Nora Flite | Purchase ||
It was reckless to follow a stranger to his bed. Dangerous to take the drink he handed me. I thought the worst regret I'd have would be a hangover, a walk of shame through the hotel.

Except I didn't wake up in the hotel. 
Ooooh! This is on sale for $0.99 for a limited time, so snatch it up as a bargain while you can! 

|| He + She by Michelle Warren | Purchase ||
HE is trying to piece together his broken life.

SHE is running away from her wedding day.

THEY meet in San Francisco.
 
My Bay Area roots make me an instant sucker for any book involving San Francisco. *cough* see above for Nowhere but Here *cough* The blurb also hints at a road trip through California, and I looove to travel-read!

|| Slade, Walk of Shame #1 by Victoria Ashley | Purchase ||
My name is Slade Merrick and I'm a fucking sex addict . . .

I've been told it's a problem. But I see it as a passion; something that I'm good at. And who the fuck stops something that they're good at?
The book cover makes me want to lick my Kindle screen. There. I said it. And you know what else? Filthy mouths get me every time. Every. Single. Time. It's the first of an erotica novella series and only $0.99!

|| Hate to Love You by Elise Alden | Purchase ||
The truth? 
I slept with my sister's fiancé. Hot and sweaty, all night long in a room so dark he couldn't tell I wasn't her.
The lie?
Said fiancé is the father of my child. The one I signed over my rights to just before he was born.
That was seven years ago. It's time to come clean.
This one sounds like it'll be one helluva rollercoaster of secrets and reveals! Love those! ;)
 
|| Wrapped in Shadows by Lisa Eugene | Purchase ||
One night of shadows. One night of bliss. One night it all falls apart. 
A sex club, a murder, a stranger that's not really a stranger after all, a wealthy family, secrets abound...Yes. Sign me up for all the delicious twists!
 
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THE BLURB GOT ME
 

|| penance. a love story by Sarah Buhl | Purchase ||
Haunted by the passing of her sister and believing she was the catalyst to cause it, Hannah Anderson lives a walking death. Afraid to embrace life and burdened by guilt, she refuses to accept more than just getting through every day. She believes she doesn't deserve happiness.

Consumed by anxieties and self-depreciation from childhood, Wynn Hawthorne shelters himself from the world. Content to live behind his camera and within the quotes that comfort him, he avoids people. He holds himself back from experiences because people always disappoint.

Together they learn that their pasts do not define them and that forgiveness is the hardest thing in the world to accept.

|| Where There's Smoke by Elizabeth Lee  | Purchase ||
In the amount of time it takes a bullet to travel from point A to point B, Piper and Ryland will have to put their feelings for each other aside and make a choice. Forced on the run with Piper's sister, they begin to understand that the future they thought was gone was never really lost.
|| Last Second Chance by Casey Quinn | Purchase ||
When Stella Jo Chandler gets an offer to work at the Second Chance Ranch celebrity rehab facility right after graduating from Texas A&M, she’s tempted to turn it down. She wants to help real people with real problems, not spoiled celebrities going on vacation for publicity. But growing up on her family’s ranch left her with a love of horses that draws her to the opportunity. How bad can babysitting a bunch of strung out celebrities be?

What she didn’t count on was being roped into a tangled mess with infamous rocker and three-time rehab drop out Van Ransom on her first day.
|| Silver Strand Series by Steph Campbell & Liz Reinhardt | Purchase Limits - Drift ||

Each book in this series can be read as a standalone, but previous novels add some background for characters in the next novels. However...Limits and Drift are the ones that caught my eye! The books also seemed to have gotten new covers recently!

Limits, Book #3:
Freshly heartbroken and downright annoyed, Genevieve is also one ‘D’ away from getting kicked out of school. In other words, life could be better for the rowdy, youngest Rodriquez sibling. Her only hope of passing physics is her quiet, nerdy tutor, Adam.
Adam isn't her type at all. He’s too quiet, too polite, and he’d rather stare at lab charts than bother to notice the bustier top so sexy, it turned the head of every guy in a five-mile radius.     
When Adam tells Genevieve that he won’t be back after winter break because his visa is about to expire, the words drop out of her spontaneous, heartbroken mouth before she has the time to think...     
“Marry me.”
Drift, Book #6:
There’s no way Lydia--oldest and most responsible of the tight-knit Rodriguez clan--is going to let her nosy family find out about the uncharacteristic work screw-up that landed her a paid suspension. To keep busy and avoid panic, she enrolls in a life enrichment class. The first guest speaker is a handsome artist with a wicked smile and eyes that melt right through her. 
There’s just one hiccup....Isaac is nineteen.

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PRE-ORDER
 

|| Dirty Angels by Karina Halle | Purchase ||
When Salvador Reyes, the depraved leader of a major Mexican cartel, takes an interest in her, Luisa is presented with an opportunity she can’t afford to pass up. She’ll become Salvador’s wife and exchange her freedom and body for a life of riches – riches she can bestow upon her deserving parents. But Luisa quickly finds out that even the finest wines and jewels can’t undo the ugliness in her marriage, nor the never-ending violence that threatens her every move. 
Soon, Luisa is looking for an escape, a way out of the carefully controlled life she’s leading.

This is sooo up my alley! If you pre-order Dirty Angels before its release day, the ebook is only $0.99! The price will go up to $3.99 once the book is live!

|| Final Call by Emma Hart | Purchase ||
 
This is book #2 in the Call Series, and its pre-order price is only $0.99! To avoid spoilers, I won't post the blurb for Final Call, but you can check out my review for the first book here. Late Call is ALSO only $0.99 for a limited time! Dayton Black and Aaron Stone are worth every penny!!!
 
***If you've already read any of the books mentioned in this week's To Be Read, I'd love to hear from you! Feel free to leave a comment! :) ***