The Way I Used to Be

The Way I Used to Be
  • Author : Amber Smith
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2017-03-07
  • ISBN : 9781481449366

The Way I Used to Be Book Review:

"After fourteen-year-old Eden is raped by her brother's best friend, she knows she'll never be the way she used to be"--

My Way Back to You

My Way Back to You
  • Author : Claire Contreras
  • Publisher : Claire Contreras
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2018-03-08
  • ISBN : 0999584448

My Way Back to You Book Review:

Love isn't always about timing. Sometimes you have to throw caution to the wind and roll with it. I admit I wasn't ready. I know you don't want to look at me, let alone talk to me, but please, let me explain. Let me tell you all the ways my heart broke when you walked away. Let me show you what our years apart have done to me. Give me a chance to find my way back to you . . .

The Book Charmer

The Book Charmer
  • Author : Karen Hawkins
  • Publisher : Gallery Books
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2019-07-30
  • ISBN : 9781982105549

The Book Charmer Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Karen Hawkins crafts an unforgettable story about a sleepy Southern town, two fiercely independent women, and a truly magical friendship. Sarah Dove is no ordinary bookworm. To her, books have always been more than just objects: they live, they breathe, and sometimes they even speak. When Sarah grows up to become the librarian in her quaint Southern town of Dove Pond, her gift helps place every book in the hands of the perfect reader. Recently, however, the books have been whispering about something out of the ordinary: the arrival of a displaced city girl named Grace Wheeler. If the books are right, Grace could be the savior that Dove Pond desperately needs. The problem is, Grace wants little to do with the town or its quirky residents—Sarah chief among them. It takes a bit of urging, and the help of an especially wise book, but Grace ultimately embraces the challenge to rescue her charmed new community. In her quest, she discovers the tantalizing promise of new love, the deep strength that comes from having a true friend, and the power of finding just the right book. “A mesmerizing fusion of the mystical and the everyday” (Susan Andersen, New York Times bestselling author), The Book Charmer is a heartwarming story about the magic of books that feels more than a little magical itself. Prepare to fall under its spell.

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue
  • Author : V. E. Schwab
  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Pages : 480
  • Relase : 2020-10-06
  • ISBN : 9780765387585

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER USA TODAY BESTSELLER NATIONAL INDIE BESTSELLER THE WASHINGTON POST BESTSELLER Recommended by Entertainment Weekly, Real Simple, NPR, Slate, and Oprah Magazine #1 Library Reads Pick—October 2020 #1 Indie Next Pick—October 2020 BOOK OF THE YEAR (2020) FINALIST—Book of The Month Club A “Best Of” Book From: Oprah Mag * CNN * Amazon * Amazon Editors * NPR * Goodreads * Bustle * PopSugar * BuzzFeed * Barnes & Noble * Kirkus Reviews * Lambda Literary * Nerdette * The Nerd Daily * Polygon * Library Reads * io9 * Smart Bitches Trashy Books * LiteraryHub * Medium * BookBub * The Mary Sue * Chicago Tribune * NY Daily News * SyFy Wire * Powells.com * Bookish * Book Riot * Library Reads Voter Favorite * In the vein of The Time Traveler’s Wife and Life After Life, The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue is New York Times bestselling author V. E. Schwab’s genre-defying tour de force. A Life No One Will Remember. A Story You Will Never Forget. France, 1714: in a moment of desperation, a young woman makes a Faustian bargain to live forever—and is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. Thus begins the extraordinary life of Addie LaRue, and a dazzling adventure that will play out across centuries and continents, across history and art, as a young woman learns how far she will go to leave her mark on the world. But everything changes when, after nearly 300 years, Addie stumbles across a young man in a hidden bookstore and he remembers her name. Also by V. E. Schwab Shades of Magic A Darker Shade of Magic A Gathering of Shadows A Conjuring of Light Villains Vicious Vengeful At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Not My Romeo

Not My Romeo
  • Author : Ilsa Madden-Mills
  • Publisher : Montlake Romance
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2020-08-18
  • ISBN : 154202188X

Not My Romeo Book Review:

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy contemporary romance about a smoking-hot professional football player and the small-town girl he can't resist. We start off with a lie on Valentine's Day. My blind date isn't the studious guy I expected: he's a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic. The next day I learn he's Jack Hawke--bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past. The NDA he has me sign should be a warning that he isn't a regular person. Please. I sign it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian. But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when I'm sure he's gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet. How's a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him? Is Jack my real Romeo...or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?

Can't Shake You (River Bend, #1)

Can't Shake You (River Bend, #1)
  • Author : Molly McLain
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Pages : 314
  • Relase : 2021-11
  • ISBN : 9798754612341

Can't Shake You (River Bend, #1) Book Review:

Lovers to friends to lovers... could it get any more complicated? One thing Carissa Brandt knows: spontaneity always gets her in trouble. But she's gone and jumped head first into an impulsive summer renovation project anyway. When her contractor turns out to be a cheat, her only lifeline is the proffered hand of Josh Hudson-the sexy Marine who left her aching for more than their single night together three years ago. Josh has two hard and fast rules: never mix business with pleasure and never look twice at women his friends have dated, much less loved. It makes life in a small town simple. Or rather it would... If he weren't keeping a secret that could ruin his good name and the reputation of the woman he can't get out of his head... The woman who now needs his help.

Things We Know by Heart

Things We Know by Heart
  • Author : Jessi Kirby
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2015-04-21
  • ISBN : 9780062299451

Things We Know by Heart Book Review:

In this unforgettable novel, Quinn Sullivan falls for the recipient of her boyfriend’s donated heart. Printz Award winner John Corey Whaley calls it “not just a love story, but one with a ferocious pulse.” After Quinn’s boyfriend, Trent, dies in an accident their junior year, she reaches out to the recipients of his donated organs in hopes of picking up the fragments of her now-unrecognizable life. But whoever received Trent’s heart has chosen to remain silent. The essence of a person, Quinn has always believed, is in the heart. If she finds Trent’s, then in a way, she will still have a piece of him. Risking everything to get closure once and for all, Quinn goes outside the system to track down nineteen-year-old Colton Thomas, whose life has been forever changed by this priceless gift. But what starts as an accidental run-in quickly develops into something more, sparking an undeniable attraction. She doesn’t want to give in to it—especially since he has no idea how they’re connected—but the time Quinn spends with Colton makes her feel alive again. No matter how hard she’s falling for Colton, though, each beat of his heart reminds her of all she’s lost . . . and all that remains at stake. Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen, this unique and emotional story about an unexpected bond between two strangers will leave no heart untouched.

The Sport of Kings

The Sport of Kings
  • Author : C.E. Morgan
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Pages : 560
  • Relase : 2016-05-03
  • ISBN : 9780307375728

The Sport of Kings Book Review:

The daring, inventive novel (a sprawling family saga set in Kentucky that combines southern gothic with the drama of horse racing) from a brilliant young author named one of The New Yorker's "20 Best Writers Under 40." Here is the ambitious, strikingly original, and dazzling new novel from a young writer whose first novel, All the Living, received passionate praise and rave reviews, and earned her one of the highly coveted spots on The New Yorker's list of the "20 Best Writers Under 40" alongside such peers as Karen Russell, Wells Tower, Téa Obreht, and Dinaw Mengestu. But where that first novel had startling ambition and scope yet strictly contained its remarkable energy within notably spare language and a pared-down setting and time frame, this new novel's energy bursts out of the gate running and gallops through generations, consuming a multitude of characters and plots. The title The Sport of Kings refers to horse racing, and the novel centres itself within that world: a connected web of humans and animals, as well as a fertile patch of land, in the heart of Kentucky. With breathtaking fluency, C.E. Morgan puts us inside the consciousness of an extraordinary range of characters who inhabit that patch of land through the years: an adolescent trying to grow up under the withering gaze of his landowner father; a brilliant black woman struggling with her seeming fate to be a household servant; a whip-smart boy who grows up in the ghetto but seeks to know more about his mysterious origins; and a girl whose uncompromising love of her family's legacy leads her to gamble with her own life. C.E. Morgan's writing has been compared to that of Marilynne Robinson and James Salter, and her ability to articulate moments fleetingly observed or sudden subtle changes in tenor and mood has a similar effect of mingled surprise and inevitability. This is writing that, even in its wildest and most southern-gothic moments, contains both the ring of truth and the thrill of discovery.

Love to Hate You

Love to Hate You
  • Author : Jessica Prince
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 318
  • Relase : 2020-11-09
  • ISBN : 9798561943591

Love to Hate You Book Review:

After her husband left her for her best friend, Hayden Young moved to Hope Valley looking for a fresh start for her and her daughter. The last thing she expected was to run into the man who had rocked her world in the middle of the wine section of the local grocery store. And no matter how many times she tells herself she hates the egotistical jerk, she can't stop the tingle she feels every time she looks at him.Micah Langford was a man who enjoyed variety. He had absolutely no interest in finding one woman and settling down. Then a one-night-stand from his past-and the best sex of his life-came rolling into town, and the self-proclaimed bachelor started wanting more. The only problem is, she can't stand the sight of him. When hate gives way to fire, igniting a passion neither of them can deny, Micah finds himself thinking about the future-or more specifically, how he can fit Hayden into his. But when a case he's working on heats up, and she starts asking questions he can't answer, Hayden has a decision to make. She can either take a leap and put her trust in him, or she can let the secrets destroy them.

Darling Rose Gold

Darling Rose Gold
  • Author : Stephanie Wrobel
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2021-03-30
  • ISBN : 9781982135065

Darling Rose Gold Book Review:

A dark, shocking, bestselling thriller debut about a mother and daughter—and the lengths to which a daughter will go to find independence. “Nobody wants to hear the truth from a liar.” For the first eighteen years of her life, Rose Gold Watts believed she was seriously ill. She was allergic to everything, used a wheelchair, and practically lived at the hospital. Neighbors did all they could, holding fundraisers and offering shoulders to cry on, but no matter how many doctors, tests, or surgeries, no one could figure out what was wrong with her. Turns out her mom, Patty Watts, was just a really good liar. After serving five years in prison, Patty gets out with nowhere to go and begs her daughter to take her in. The entire community is shocked when Rose Gold says yes. Patty insists all she wants is to reconcile their differences. She says she’s forgiven Rose Gold for turning her in and testifying against her. But Rose Gold knows her mother. Patty Watts always settles a score. Unfortunately for Patty, Rose Gold is no longer her weak little darling… And she’s waited such a long time for her mother to come home.

Condemned to Love

Condemned to Love
  • Author : Siobhan Davis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 425
  • Relase : 2021-01-24
  • ISBN : 9798595363969

Condemned to Love Book Review:

A new stand-alone dark mafia romance from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Her teen crush is now a ruthless killer and powerful mafia heir. Will one life-altering night unite or destroy them? Bennett Mazzone grew up ignorant of the truth: he is the illegitimate son of the most powerful mafia boss in New York. Until it suited his father to drag him into a world where power, wealth, violence, and cruelty are the only currency. Celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Sin City should be fun for Sierra Lawson, but events take a deadly turn when she ends up in a private club, surrounded by dangerous men who always get what they want. And they want her. Ben can't believe his ex's little sister is all grown up, stunningly beautiful, and close to being devoured by some of the most ruthless men he has ever known. The Vegas trip is about strengthening ties, but he won't allow his associates to ruin her perfection. Although it comes at a high price, saving Sierra is his only choice. The memory of Ben's hands on her body is seared into Sierra's flesh for eternity. She doesn't regret that night. Not even when she discovers the guy she was crushing on as a teenager is a cold, calculating killer with dark impulses and lethal enemies who want him dead. Understanding the risks, she walks away from the only man she will ever love, stowing her secrets securely in her heart. Until the truth becomes leverage and Sierra is drawn into a bloody war--a pawn in a vicious game she doesn't want to play. As the web of deceit is finally revealed, Ben will stop at nothing to protect Sierra. Even if loving her makes him weak. In a world where women serve a sole purpose, and alliances mean the difference between life and death, can he fight for love and win? This is a full-length STAND-ALONE 145k-word novel with NO cliff-hanger and a HEA. For romance readers who enjoy age-gap, sister's ex, second chance, dark mafia romance.

The Last True Poets of the Sea

The Last True Poets of the Sea
  • Author : Julia Drake
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781368049412

The Last True Poets of the Sea Book Review:

Fans of Far from the Tree, We Are Okay and Emergency Contact will love this epic, utterly unforgettable contemporary novel about a lost shipwreck, a missing piece of family history, and weathering the storms of life. The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer. But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life. Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece—the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century. She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes—and the bridges she builds along the way—may be the start of something like survival. Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.

Rebel

Rebel
  • Author : Marie Lu
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2019-10-01
  • ISBN : 9781250221711

Rebel Book Review:

Respect the Legend. Idolize the Prodigy. Celebrate the Champion. But never underestimate the Rebel. With unmatched suspense and her signature cinematic storytelling, #1 New York Times–bestselling author Marie Lu plunges readers back into the unforgettable world of Legend for a truly grand finale. Eden Wing has been living in his brother’s shadow for years. Even though he’s a top student at his academy in Ross City, Antarctica, and a brilliant inventor, most people know him only as Daniel Wing’s little brother. A decade ago, Daniel was known as Day, the boy from the streets who led a revolution that saved the Republic of America. But Day is no longer the same young man who was once a national hero. These days he’d rather hide out from the world and leave his past behind. All that matters to him now is keeping Eden safe—even if that also means giving up June, the great love of Daniel’s life. As the two brothers struggle to accept who they’ve each become since their time in the Republic, a new danger creeps into the distance that’s grown between them. Eden soon finds himself drawn so far into Ross City’s dark side, even his legendary brother can’t save him. At least not on his own . . .

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set
  • Author : Ransom Riggs
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Pages : 1280
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9781594749469

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set Book Review:

Together for the first time--the #1 "New York Times" bestseller "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" and its two sequels, "Hollow City " and "Library of Souls, " packaged in a beautifully designed slipcase with a collectible postcard. Consumable.ble.

Something Wonderful

Something Wonderful
  • Author : Judith McNaught
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 448
  • Relase : 2016-11-01
  • ISBN : 9781501145544

Something Wonderful Book Review:

Let New York Times bestselling author Judith McNaught who “is in a class by herself” (USA TODAY) sweep you off your feet and into another time with her sensual, passionate, and spellbinding historical romance classics, featuring her “unique magic” (RT Book Reviews)—now available for the first time on ebook. “Judith McNaught not only spins dreams but makes them come true” (RT Book Reviews) in this sensual and moving tale of a tempestuous marriage facing its ultimate test. Alexandra Lawrence, an innocent country girl, and Jordan Townsende, the rich and powerful Duke of Hawthorne, have always had a stormy relationship. But when she is swept into the endlessly fascinating world of London society, free-spirited Alexandra becomes ensnared in a tangled web of jealousy, revenge, and overwhelming passion. But behind her husband’s cold, haughty mask, there lives a tender, vital, sensual man...the man Alexandra married. Now, she will fight for his very life and the rapturous bond they alone can share.

Anxious People

Anxious People
  • Author : Fredrik Backman
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9781501160837

Anxious People Book Review:

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller A People Book of the Week, Book of the Month Club selection, and Best of Fall in Good Housekeeping, PopSugar, The Washington Post, New York Post, Shondaland, CNN, and more! “[A] quirky, big-hearted novel…Wry, wise, and often laugh-out-loud funny, it’s a wholly original story that delivers pure pleasure.” —People From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove comes a charming, poignant novel about a crime that never took place, a would-be bank robber who disappears into thin air, and eight extremely anxious strangers who find they have more in common than they ever imagined. Looking at real estate isn’t usually a life-or-death situation, but an apartment open house becomes just that when a failed bank robber bursts in and takes a group of strangers hostage. The captives include a recently retired couple who relentlessly hunt down fixer-uppers to avoid the painful truth that they can’t fix their own marriage. There’s a wealthy bank director who has been too busy to care about anyone else and a young couple who are about to have their first child but can’t seem to agree on anything, from where they want to live to how they met in the first place. Add to the mix an eighty-seven-year-old woman who has lived long enough not to be afraid of someone waving a gun in her face, a flustered but still-ready-to-make-a-deal real estate agent, and a mystery man who has locked himself in the apartment’s only bathroom, and you’ve got the worst group of hostages in the world. Each of them carries a lifetime of grievances, hurts, secrets, and passions that are ready to boil over. None of them is entirely who they appear to be. And all of them—the bank robber included—desperately crave some sort of rescue. As the authorities and the media surround the premises these reluctant allies will reveal surprising truths about themselves and set in motion a chain of events so unexpected that even they can hardly explain what happens next. Rich with Fredrik Backman’s “pitch-perfect dialogue and an unparalleled understanding of human nature” (Shelf Awareness), Anxious People is an ingeniously constructed story about the enduring power of friendship, forgiveness, and hope—the things that save us, even in the most anxious times.

Crossing the Line

Crossing the Line
  • Author : Joseph K. Moore
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 128
  • Relase : 1999-04-01
  • ISBN : 0887391559

Crossing the Line Book Review:

"Costa Azul" is about a place, with the same name, that is so bizarre, so unreal, and so wonderful that you will be calling your travel agent to book reservations to this fictitious exotic land. Complete with rival universities, folk traditions, and a cast of nutty, loveable characters, "Costa Azul" is impossible to resist. Try it and you will see.

Then There Was You

Then There Was You
  • Author : Claire Contreras
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 266
  • Relase : 2018-02-04
  • ISBN : 0999584421

Then There Was You Book Review:

Love and the right timing were two things I didn't believe in. Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together. Timing was never on our side. My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend. My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her. My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn't built to withstand the winds coming in our direction. Love and timing. I didn't believe in either. Then there was you . . .

My Life as a Goddess

My Life as a Goddess
  • Author : Guy Branum
  • Publisher : Atria Books
  • Pages : 288
  • Relase : 2019-06-18
  • ISBN : 9781501170232

My Life as a Goddess Book Review:

“Smart, fast, clever, and funny (As f*ck!)” (Tiffany Haddish), this collection of side-splitting and illuminating essays by the popular stand-up comedian, alum of Chelsea Lately and The Mindy Project, and host of truTV’s Talk Show the Game Show is perfect for fans of the New York Times bestsellers Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling and We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby. From a young age, Guy Branum always felt as if he were on the outside looking in. From a stiflingly boring farm town, he couldn’t relate to his neighbors. While other boys played outside, he stayed indoors reading Greek mythology. And being gay and overweight, he got used to diminishing himself. But little by little, he started learning from all the sad, strange, lonely outcasts in history who had come before him, and he started to feel hope. In this “singular, genuinely ballsy, and essential” (Billy Eichner) collection of personal essays, Guy talks about finding a sense of belonging at Berkeley—and stirring up controversy in a newspaper column that led to a run‑in with the Secret Service. He recounts the pitfalls of being typecast as the “Sassy Gay Friend,” and how, after taking a wrong turn in life (i.e. law school), he found stand‑up comedy and artistic freedom. He analyzes society’s calculated deprivation of personhood from fat people, and how, though it’s taken him a while to accept who he is, he has learned that with a little patience and a lot of humor, self-acceptance is possible. “Keenly observant and intelligent, Branum’s book not only offers uproarious insights into walking paths less traveled, but also into what self-acceptance means in a world still woefully intolerant of difference” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review). My Life as a Goddess is an unforgettable and deeply moving book by one of today’s most endearing and galvanizing voices in comedy.

Cutter

Cutter
  • Author : Laramie Briscoe
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 254
  • Relase : 2020-05-26
  • ISBN : 9798648731332

Cutter Book Review:

Cutter ThompsonWhen a hurricane hits the Alabama coast, the Laurel Springs Emergency Response Team springs into action. Being one of the only people without a family holding them down, Cutter volunteers to stay longer, relieving some of the local EMT's.What he doesn't expect is to meet the woman who completely changes his life.