Top Ten Tuesday | Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Most Anticipated Book Releases for the First Half of 2020


Always Mine: Liam & Madelyn, #1 (Roommate Duet, #5)

Release Date: January 7th

Come Back for Me

Release Date: January 7th

Crossing the Line (Hot Jocks, #4)

Release Date: January 20th

Bastard Bachelor Society

Release Date: January 28th

Angry God (All Saints High, #3)

Release Date: February 18th

Breathless

Release Date: February 18th

House of Earth and Blood (Crescent City, #1)

Release Date: March 3rd


I’m sure I’m missing a ton of books but honestly, it’s hard to find info!!! I think authors keep a lot of their releases on lock down until closer to release date. I can’t wait to look at everyone else’s lists and see which ones I missed!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Alpha Males

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Character Freebie. I decided to list ten alpha males for today’s prompt. I tried really hard to not name the same ones I usually do. But I, of course, had to mention Cassian though. He will always be on any alpha males list of mine lol.


A Court of Mist and Fury (A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2)

Cassian

Tracker's End (Wind Dragons MC, #3)

Tracker

The Score (Off-Campus, #3)

Dean

Sons of Anarchy Vol. 1

Jax

Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1)

The Darkling

Defy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5)

Jamie

The Kiss of Deception (The Remnant Chronicles, #1)

Kaden

Blood Type (Blood Type, #1)

Beckham

In Bed with a Highlander (McCabe Trilogy, #1)

Ewan

Not So Nice Guy

Ian


To me alphas are protective, confident, loyal, strong, passionate,  etc. Yes, they may be hot headed and stubborn at times but they are always looking out for those they care for. Alphas are my go to type of guys. I will swoon so hard over a man taking care of and protecting his family. There is nothing more attractive I swear.

Let me know your thoughts on these characters if you’ve read any of these books. If you haven’t, click their book covers to read their Goodreads synopsis. Also leave your TTT posts below for me to check out 🙂

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books From My Favorite Genre (Romance)

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Books From My Favorite Genre (Romance)


The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

Garrett is just the best!!! He had me swooning REAL HARD.

High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1)

If you know me, you know how much I love this book. Rafe is this protective, alpha male that I adore with all my heart. I could read this over and over.

Tracker's End (Wind Dragons MC, #3)

Tracker is one of my newest book boyfriends. I loved how he was this big bad biker but such a super sweet/romantic guy with his lady.

Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1)

It seems I have a thing for guys named Garrett lol! Words cannot express how much I loved this book. Garrett Daniels is the complete package. His confidence was the sexiest thing ever!!

The Hardest Fall

You guys, Dylan was THE book boyfriend. I loved how strong and hard working he was. Dylan had a heart of gold and it was amazing to read about the man he was.

Reckless

Can I just say…..there is nothing more attractive than a man taking care of his family/kids. Absolutely nothing better than that!! I loved how attentive Ethan was with his two kids, Mila and Cody. You could feel how deep their bond was while reading.

Scoring Wilder

I have so many feels after finishing this!! I literally felt like I could start over on page 1. The relationships, the friendships, the team work, the romance, etc. was just perfect.

Royally Endowed (Royally, #3)

I had such a huge crush on Logan. His protectiveness and that swagger just did it for me. Did I mention his nickname was Lo?! *swoons* I don’t know why but I thought that was the cutest nickname lol!!

The Chief (Highland Guard, #1)

Tormad MacLeod was your typical alpha male. Stubborn to the bone but willing to do anything for his clan and his wife. He was this beacon of strength for everyone around him. I also liked how there was more to him than meets the eye but I’ll leave that for you to discover.

Jock Row (Jock Hard Book 1)

Rowdy was this secret hopeless romantic. No one saw that side of him because he hadn’t met anyone worthy enough to show it to. I loved how vulnerable Rowdy was with Scarlett. How he didn’t hold back or try to play games with her. He meant what he said.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Audiobooks FAQ

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Audiobooks FAQ


My journey with audiobooks: I’m one of those people who just could not listen to audiobooks. I could sit there and listen to a story but my mind just wanders all over the place. I would remember I was listening to a book and then have to rewind. Try repeating that 700 million times. It just wasn’t working out. In January 2019, I decided that this was the year of audiobooks. I wanted to be able to listen to audiobooks when reading wasn’t an option. So I waited until bedtime and crawled into bed. I turned off the tv, electronics, the lights (except my lamp), etc. I also chose a novella because I think that’s best to start out with. Don’t start out with a 1,000 page story because you aren’t used to listening quite yet. Anywho, I chose my novella and just laid there listening to the story. This is what it took for it to “click” with me. I didn’t use a faster speed or anything like that either. I just took it nice and slow. Finally I was able to start listening while cleaning. Before I knew it, I had finished my first audiobook and actually understood what happened in it!!! I was so proud of myself!!!! I graduated from bedtime in the dark listening to listening during the day while doing certain tasks. Cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, etc. That’s where I’m at now. I’m not at the point of driving while listening and not sure if I’ll ever be. I don’t really like driving so I like to be totally focused and don’t want to zone out while listening to a book. That’s just me, I know others are more than capable of doing this without any dangers. I’m just not at that point yet. So basically, I’ve been where you are (if you’re struggling). I would start a book and my mind would just start thinking about EVERYTHING. I recommend trying what worked for me and seeing if you have any luck with it. Keep me posted on your progress!! I’d love to hear how it’s working for you!!

How I listen: I usually listen to audiobooks through my phone. I have several apps that I listen to (read me romance, overdrive, audible, etc). I haven’t yet attempted to listen to an audiobook while driving. I just don’t need that kind of pressure lol!!

Favorite audiobooks: Royally Endowed by Emma ChaseDefy by L.J. Shen, and If I only knew by Corinne Michaels.

Places I listen to audiobooks: Read me Romance app/podcast , Overdrive, my library has some audiobooks on cds, Audible, Scribd, and sometimes authors have audio tours for advance copies of books as well. Also, my library has the option to get books from other libraries called Interloan. Maybe you can request some audiobooks that way or even ask your library to purchase ones you are interested in?

Is listening to audiobooks reading? OF COURSE IT IS!!! If you wear glasses are you actually seeing?? YES!!! Just because you use a different method, that doesn’t mean you aren’t really seeing. It’s the same concept.

Favorite Narrator: Shane East hands down. I’m soo in love with his voice. It’s so sexy AND he has an accent. YES PLEASE!

Female narrator wise, I don’t have a stand out favorite. I haven’t listened to that many narrators yet but I’m sure I’ll eventually have a preference. I really liked Tracey Marks and Sophie Eastlak, so I’ll pick those two for now 🙂

How and when do you find you listen to audiobooks? I usually listen when I’m cleaning or doing other household tasks. Something that doesn’t require my full attention and that I can do on autopilot. I sometimes listen right before going to sleep with all the lights out while laying in bed.


I hope this post helps some of you. I’ve been there, trust me!!! I’d love to chat about audiobooks with you all. Leave me some comments below ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday | Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Standalone Books That Need a Sequel

se·quel:

  • something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event.

So to me, this could either be a continuation with the same characters or different characters within that same world just after the events of book one. Some of these I want a continuation to see how they live after book one, while others I want to see the other characters get a story.


*Click the book cover to go to it’s Goodreads page*

Ugly Love

Corbin MUST HAVE a story!!!! While reading this book I was more interested in Corbin than Miles. I think it was rumored that he was getting a story but you know how those rumors go.

Scoring Wilder

Here’s a two for one deal. I want a continuation with Kinsley and Liam but I also want a story about Kinsley’s bestie, Becca. This is my all time favorite RS Grey book and I haven’t been able to knock it off it’s pedestal just yet. I have faith in Rachel’s writing though!!

Reckless

Most stories these days are about the two main characters working their way to each other. We see the buildup and then the curtain closes. I want to read what happens next. Sure to others it may be a mundane life but I think there’s plenty of opportunities to have an exciting story!!!

The Hardest Fall

THIS story right here…..was everything. I will say the epilogue gave me everything I wanted. It showed me what happened next and I will forever be grateful BUT the author did TOO good of a job. NOW I want MOREEEEEEEEE. I could read about this couple for a very long time.

Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1)

Garrett Daniels. Excuse me while I swoon. This was another top book for me. It also gave me a bit of the conclusion I’m always seeking but I want MORE!! If I can’t have another with these two, I’d love for all the Daniels’ brothers to get a story. I was a bit disappointed when I saw that the next book didn’t feature one of Garrett’s brothers. I still have hope though!

Defy (Sinners of Saint, #0.5)

Jamie totally deserved a longer story!!! This was just way too fast!!! I’m new to this author and this series so maybe there is a full length book for Jamie out there that I’m unaware of? Please tell me there is!

If I Only Knew

Here’s another couple I could read about forever and ever. I’d love to hear this narrator (Shane East) talk about the most mundane tasks. They could be folding laundry and that would make me happy lol!!

Maybe Someone Like You

In this book we had Katie who was coming into her own. She was super shy and would blush bright red whenever talking to a cute guy. I really saw her character grow throughout this story. It’d be nice to see how she’s doing.

The Beau & the Belle

This book was told in the past and the present. I didn’t enjoy the past because of their age gap so I would love to get a full book from the present time. I also feel we could’ve gotten a better closing in this one. There’s just more to their story!!

Not So Nice Guy

With friends to lovers stories it can take awhile for the two friends to actually accept there’s more to their relationship. With that being said, I NEED more from this couple. I hated to say goodbye when their story was over. It was seriously the whole package. It had romance, humor, steam, cuteness, etc.

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Top Ten Tuesday | Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Characters I’d Like To Switch Places With

  • Basically this will be women whose places I want to take because I want my book boyfriend lol!! Don’t judge me haha! Also, these are in no particular order.

*Click the book cover to go to it’s Goodreads page*

The Deal (Off-Campus, #1)

Garrett Graham is just ideal hubby material. As soon as I finished The Deal I wanted to re-read it immediately. Bonus: As I’m writing this, the Kindle book on Amazon is FREE!!! Grab it folks!! You won’t regret it!

High Country Bride (McKettricks, #1)

I’ve talked about this book sooo much. I love the Old West setting and the main character, Rafe, is my cup of tea!! This is one of my all time favorite books!!! Top 3 for sure!!

If I Only Knew

I recently finished this book and was blown away!!! I adored Dani and her family. Plus Milo was THE BEST. Sign me up for a romance with him any day!! Check out my review here.

A Court of Wings and Ruin (A Court of Thorns and Roses #3)

I won’t spoil things but let’s just say whoever seems to be Cassian’s love interest is the one I want to switch with. I can’t stand this character but for Cassian, I’ll make the exception. Plus I can make her a better person when we switch!!

Getting Schooled (Getting Some, #1)

THIS BOOK RIGHT HERE…..was just everything I want in a book. If I were on a deserted island and could only bring a few books, this is one I would bring! Check out my review here.

Royally Endowed (Royally, #3)

*Swoons* Logan St. James. Enough said lol!!! Check out my review here.

The Hardest Fall

I feel like I’m just repeating myself over and over. This is another book that I quickly fell in love with. This was my first book by this author and I could not get enough. Beautiful story! Check out my review here.

Reckless

Single dad and nanny romance?! YES PLEASE!!! Ethan was such an amazing father. There is nothing more attractive than a man taking care of his family/kids. Absolutely nothing better than that!

Ace of Hearts (The Cursed Ravens MC, #1)

I’d love to be in my own personal Sons of Anarchy lifestyle lol!!! I say this but I bet it would be super hard in real life……Check out my review here.

Finding Alexei

Lastly we have my newest book boyfriend, Alexei. He’s great with kids, adores his family, goes out of his way to help a stranger, etc. The list goes on with how amazing this man is!!! Check out my review here.


These are my top 10 books that I want to jump right into and take the woman’s spot. These are some lucky ladies that’s for sure!!! Did you write this week’s Top Ten Tuesday post? Leave your links below for me to check out ❤

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books I LOVED with Fewer Ratings on Goodreads

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Books I LOVED with Fewer than 2,000 Ratings on Goodreads


*Click the book cover to go to it’s Goodreads page*

The Rule Breaker

This book was adorable!!! It had romance, love, ups and downs, steamy moments, moments of finding yourself, etc. It was just everything tied up into a cute, little story!!

Maybe Someone Like You

This is a story of encouragement and coming into your own. It shows you that there’s a time for everything. People progress at different stages and that’s okay. We all have a story to tell and a path that leads us.

Shameless King (Kings of Rittenhouse, #1)

I really enjoyed this book!!! I have never read this author before but will definitely pick up all future books from her. The crew in this book were so memorable. I find myself still thinking about them even after finishing the book. I cannot wait to read every single one of their stories.

The Great Pursuit

This is the sequel to The Great Hunt. I don’t know what happened but I fell in love with EVERYONE. I wasn’t feeling a lot of relationships in book one but somewhere along the way I fell in love with ALL of them. So many characters really grew on me within this book.

On the Line (Milwaukee Dragons, #1)

Loved this steamy love story!! Seth is a professional football player for the Milwaukee Dragons. He’s also a single father to a 12 year old daughter named Madison, aka Maddie. Seth needed to find a nanny to take care of his daughter while he was at games, traveling, etc. Enter Carrie. Can I just say….I absolutely loved how Carrie was into science and comics.

Chase (Savage Kings MC, #1)

I will say this book totally surprised me. I was not expecting to like this as much as I did. I wasn’t expecting the emotions that this book brought out of me.

Bad Business (Bad Boys of Sports, #2)

HOT, HOT, HOT!!!! Wooo….*fans self* Be prepared for the steaminess that comes with this one, it also had an amazing story with it. These two were drawn together like moths to a flame. They had such a strong connection to each other from the get go. I loved watching their relationship grow more and more with every page.

Commitment (Redemption, # 1)

I highly recommend reading the prequel before starting commitment. Their love isn’t this happy, fluffy love. It’s this..well the book said it best…”The gritty kind of love. The kind you have to work for, that doesn’t come easily, that has absolutely zero resemblance to a fairy tale. The love that hurts, rips out your soul, stomping on it and bringing you to the lowest of lows.”

Ace of Hearts (The Cursed Ravens MC, #1)

Sooo good! I’m really happy that I gave this book a chance. I love motorcycle romances and this one did not disappoint. I could’ve finished it in one sitting if my eyes would’ve let me.


I could only find 9 books that I loved that were under 2,000 ratings. Let me know if you’ve read any of these before and your thoughts on them. If you haven’t read them, give them a try!! I loved them and hope you will too!

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Top Ten Tuesday | Books recently added to my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: Books recently added to my TBR


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If I Only Knew

Catastrophe Queen

Baby Mine: Hunter & Lennon, #1 (Roommate Duet, #1)

When August Ends

Kings of Mayhem (Kings of Mayhem, #1)

Tracker's End (Wind Dragons MC, #3)

Lessons from a One-Night Stand  (The Baileys #1)

International Player

Irish Crown

Abe (Savage Kings MC, #2)

So basically I’ve added a ton of shirtless men to my TBR lol!!! Let me know if you’ve read any of these or the authors. I can’t wait to dive into these!!!

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Top Ten Tuesday | New Authors I read in 2018

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

This week’s topic is: New-to-Me Authors I Read In 2018


So I get that I’m a week late to this topic but I still wanted to write it. In parentheses I’m noting which of their books I read last year. I hope you enjoy 🙂

  1. Louise Bay (King of Wall Street)
  2. Cat Carmine (The Rule Breaker)
  3. Brittainy C. Cherry (Disgrace)
  4. Nicole Edwards (Bad Business)
  5. Chantal Fernando (Dragon’s Lair, Arrow’s Hell, Leading the Witness, Ace of Hearts, Knuckle Down, and Going Rogue)
  6. Emma Hart (Four Day Fling and Tequila, Tequila)
  7. Maya Hughes (Kings of Rittenhouse and Shamless King)
  8. Liz Lincoln (On the Line)
  9. K.A. Linde (Blood Type and Blood Match)
  10. Isla Madden Mills (I Dare You)
  11. Ella Maise (The Hardest Fall)
  12. Lex Martin (Reckless)
  13. Monica McCarty (The Chief)
  14. Jay McClean (More Than This)
  15. Sara Ney (Jock Row)
  16. Kandi Steiner (What He Doesn’t Know, What He Always Knew, and The Wrong Game)
  17. Stacy Wise (Maybe Someone Like You)

I wasn’t able to stop at 10….so you get a bonus of 7 extra names for this list haha!! I really enjoyed most of the books that I read by these authors. Also, I put them in alphabetical order so these aren’t listed by favorites or anything. I can’t wait to read more by these authors. If you have any recs of books I should try by those listed above, please let me know 🙂

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