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My Never-Ending TBR List: Look At All The Pretty Edition

I’ll admit up front that I’ve had almost no time to read. I went to the Romantic Times Booklovers Convention and then I had to do pesky stuff like write and pay attention to my family. Since we last met I was able to read Let It Shine by Alyssa Cole and Her Kind of Man by Elle Wright, but they weren’t on the list, so really we’re back to square one. Join me as I pile on.

I process things visually. If you try to give me instructions, I’ll probably turn around ask you for a diagram. In the films and TV shows I like, bright colors and stark contract are something they have in common. Jane the Virgin is visual crack for me, sooo many pretty colors. When I’m on the hunt for books I know better than to just hit that one-click based on cover alone. The blurb has got to snag me, which the blurbs for all the below titles did, once I read them. Here are a several books that have made me stop, do a double take and walk back to the shop window.


Sugar Love Victoria H. Smith
Sugar Love by Victoria H Smith

Sugar…

That’s some kind of name, isn’t it?

It wasn’t any type of name I’d heard of, but across the world, it seemed I was the only one.

You see, he’s an international superstar, talented, sexy, and one day, he comes walking into my record store. He tells me he wants to buy some music, and later on, wants to get to know me a little better.

I had no idea he was here for his American debut, nor that he was one of the most successful rappers South Korean music had ever seen. If I had, I might not have been so frazzled when I found out and accidentally kidnapped him.

But then again…

Maybe that wouldn’t have mattered anyway.

This cover is giving me sexy 80’s realness and I’m a sucker for a good interracial new adult romance.

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Guest Post: Binge Reads from Jennifer Bonds, Megan Erickson, and Sara Jane Stone

Have you finished binging on your favorite TV shows? Looking for something new to fall in love with? Brazen authors, Jennifer Bonds, Megan Erickson and Sara Jane Stone, are here to share why now is the perfect time to binge read these sizzling series.

Jennifer Bonds, author of the Risky Business series

All good things must come to an end and while it’s bittersweet for me to say goodbye to the guys of the Risky Business series, it’s the perfect opportunity to curl up with these sexy heroes for a weekend binge! These guys like to mix business and pleasure, so whether you’re in the mood for a dirty-talking Madison Avenue bad boy, a hunky hockey player who’s good with his hands, or a fireman with a sizable apparatus, you can’t go wrong!

About Seducing the Fireman by Jennifer Bonds

Firefighter Jackson Hart is back in Brooklyn and on the hunt for the girl who’s kept him burning for ten long years. The girl he left, in a total prick move, without saying goodbye. Now he’s determined to make it right, to hell with her three-date rule.

But Becca’s not ready to forgive and forget. In fact, she seems determined to stoke his fire every chance she gets. She wants to avoid sexy distractions like him? Fine. Because what she doesn’t know—yet—is that Jax isn’t the kind of man to give up when he wants something. And he always gets what he wants.

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My Never-End TBR List: Taking One For The Team by Rebekah Weatherspoon

If you’re keeping score, so far I’ve managed to knock two more titles off my massive list. Forbidden by Beverly Jenkins (5 stars) and Level Up by Cathy Yardley (also 5 stars). I won’t say how many books I’ve added to the list. It’s a lot and here are six more to pile on to the sweet sweet torture. I haven’t read many romances that focus on athletes. I actually think I’ve only read two, both by Farrah Rochon (You should check out Huddle With Me Tonight and the rest of her New York Sabers series. Good stuff.) Thanks to all the book browsing I’ve been doing for WOCInRomance, I’ve come across quite a few sports based romances that have caught my eye.

Rookie of the Year by Charity Pineiro (Baseball)

Alicia Santos knows she shouldn’t be tempted by the team’s new rookie catcher. . .

But Joe Fernandez isn’t just your average baseball player. He’s a potential rookie of the year with amazing skills on the field. Smart, sexy and determined, he’s fought hard for everything in his life and Alicia appreciates that kind of focus. But she’s older and wiser, or so she thinks, until Joe sets his sights on winning her over off the field. . .

Joe Fernandez has never backed down from a challenge . . .

Especially when it’s a woman like his team’s beautiful trainer. He doesn’t mind that she’s older or stubbornly refusing to give into her attraction for him. He’s a patient man and little by little he wears away her resistance.

Nights spent together are glorious and forbidden . . .

Alicia and Joe work hard to keep their personal and professional lives apart to avoid problems on the baseball field. When a career-ending injury threatens their newfound love, Alicia and Joe must find the strength to rebuild Joe’s body and restore balance to their lives.

This has a few taboos for me. Sex in the workplace is can always be tricky, but something tells me this is going to be steamy as hell. Give it to me.

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My Never Ending TBR-List: The No. 1’s by Rebekah Weatherspoon

I’m dooming myself. I really am. Every minute I spend on this planet the list just grows longer. This month I thought about doing a feature about the books on my list that I want to read for Valentine’s Day and then I remembered we’re talking about Romance and in Romance every day is Valentine’s Day. ::wink wink:: . It’s a new year so here are the newest additions to the list, all titles to kick off a new series.

Level Up (A Geek Romance Rom Com, Book 1) by Cathy Yardley

Geeky introvert Tessa Rodriguez will do whatever it takes to get promoted to video game engineer– including create a fandom-based video game in just three weeks. The only problem is, she can’t do it alone. Now, she needs to strong-arm, cajole, and otherwise socialize with her video game coworkers, especially her roommate, Adam, who’s always been strictly business with her. The more they work together, though, the closer they get…

Adam London has always thought of his roomie Tessa as “one of the guys” until he agreed to help her with this crazy project. Now, he’s thinking of her all the time… and certainly as something more than just a roommate! But his last girlfriend broke up with him to follow her ambitions, and he knows that Tessa is obsessed with getting ahead in the video game world.

Going from friends to something more is one hell of a challenge. Can Tessa and Adam level up their relationship to love?

Latina geek girl? Sign me the eff up!

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Guest Post: “My Never-Ending TBR List” by Rebekah Weatherspoon

So Sweet Rebekah Weatherspoon

Remember the before times, when the only books you read were stories that were recommended to you by family and friends, or assigned in school. Or when you used to steal paperbacks from your mom or grandma because the covers looked racy and sophisticated, and you were ten years old and you totally thought you had the patience and mental capacity to get through Waiting To Exhale. Or maybe you were lucky enough to have a friendly librarian in your life who kept you up to your eyelids in the news titles. Things were simpler then. Reading lists were manageable. You’d finish one and then you’d start the next, EZ-PZ.

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