Waiting On Wednesday (344) The Unfortunates by Kim Liggett

Expected publication: July 10th 2018 by Tor Teen


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

When seventeen-year-old senator's son Grant Tavish is involved in a fatal accident, all he wants to do is face the consequences of what he's done, but the consequences never come, even if headlines of "affluenza" do. The truth soon becomes clear: Due to his father's connections, not only will Grant not be held accountable for his actions, he's going to get away with murder.

When a long Tavish tradition approaches, a cave excursion on the Appalachian trail, Grant seizes the opportunity to take justice into his own hands by staging an accident and never coming back. But before he has a chance to enact his plans, the cave system collapses, trapping him miles beneath the surface with four other teens from much less fortunate circumstances. As they struggle to survive, they share their innermost secrets and fears, and just when it seems they might be on track to finding a way out, they realize there's something else down there.

And it's hunting them.

The cover on this book really grabbed my attention. That's a lot of blood for YA!! I haven't read anything by this author before, so I really don't know what to expect.

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Waiting On Wednesday (343) Crossing the Line by Simone Elkeles


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.


Expected publication: June 12th 2018 by HarperTeen

Synopsis from Goodreads:

To escape his abusive stepdad, bad boy Ryan Hess runs from his tiny Texas border town to Mexico. But his plans to keep his head down and stay out of trouble are shattered the minute he meets the beautiful and totally out of his league Dalila Sandoval.

Dalila Sandoval shouldn’t even know someone like Ryan Hess. The daughter of one of the wealthiest lawyers in Mexico, Dalila is focused on studying and planning for her bright future. Ryan is only a distraction from her dreams, but she’s never felt more alive than when she’s by his side.

Ryan and Dalila are wrong for each other in every way. And yet they can’t resist the sparks that fly when they’re together. But their love is like a flame burning too close to the fuse.

Something is going to explode. Will their love be strong enough to survive? Or will it burn them both?


Expected publication: June 12th 2018 by Viking Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

#AlexFromTarget meets queer Prince Charming in this glittering romcom following a teen music prodigy and the handsome socialite who unwittingly turns him into an internet sensation.

In a dingy Los Angeles club late one night, Cameron and Nate meet and find they have much more in common than their love of an obscure indie band. But when Nate learns that Cameron is the heir to a record label, the very one that destroyed his father's life, he runs away as fast as he can. The only evidence of their brief but intense connection is a blurry photo Cameron snaps of Nate's Sharpie-decorated Chuck Taylors as he flees.

Considering that Cameron is a real life Prince Charming--he's handsome, famous, and rich--it's only fitting that he sets out to find the owner of the Sharpied shoes. Cameron's twin sister, a model and socialite, posts the picture of Nate's shoes on Instagram to her legions of fans with the caption, "Anyone know the gorgeous owner of these shoes? My hottie brother is looking for him." The internet just about breaks with the news of a modern fairy tale and the two become entwined in each other's lives in this sparkling story about the power of music, the demons that haunt us, and the flutterings of first real love.

Can you believe it's been 10 years since the first book in the Perfect Chemistry series was released? I've also read Elkeles' Leaving Paradise and Wild Cards series, but I think she's had a hard time capturing the magic of her first series.

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Waiting On Wednesday (342) Side by Side (Bonnie #2) by Jenni L. Walsh


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Expected publication: June 5th 2018 by Forge Books

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Texas: 1931. It’s the height of the Great Depression, and Bonnie is miles from Clyde. He’s locked up, and she’s left waiting, their dreams of a life together dwindling every day.

When Clyde returns from prison damaged and distant, unable to keep a job, and dogged by the cops, Bonnie knows the law will soon come for him. But there’s only one road forward for her.

If the world won't give them their American Dream, they'll just have to take it.

Expected publication: June 5th 2018 by Simon Schuster Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Beckett Gaines, a gay teen living in South Carolina, has his world turned upside-down by a jock in this laugh-out-loud novel that’s Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda meets The Parent Trap.

Beck:
The Golden Girls-loving, out-and-proud choir nerd growing up in the “ass-crack of the Bible belt.”

Jax:
The Golden Boy, star quarterback with a slick veneer facing uncomfortable truths about himself and his past.

When Beck’s emotionally fragile dad starts dating the recently single (and supposedly lesbian) mom of former bully, Jaxon Parker, Beck is not having it. Jax isn’t happy about the situation either, holding out hope that his moms will reunite and restore the only stable home he’s ever known. Putting aside past differences, the boys plot to derail the budding romance between their parents at their conservative hometown’s first-ever Rainbow Prom. Hearts will be broken, new romance will bloom, but nothing will go down the way Beck and Jax have planned.

I have 2 WoW picks this week, and both were released yesterday! Because that's how I roll, people!
My Goodreads tbr isn't usually this cram packed, but there are so many new releases in June, and I want to feature all of them!

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Waiting On Wednesday (341) Cash Plays (Seven of Spades #3) by Cordelia Kingsbridge


Expected publication: June 4th 2018 by Riptide Publishing


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

The Seven of Spades is back with a vengeance—the vigilante serial killer has resumed their murderous crusade, eluding the police at every turn. But a bloodthirsty killer isn’t the only threat facing Sin City. A devious saboteur is wreaking havoc in Las Vegas’s criminal underworld, and the entire city seems to be barreling toward an all-out gang war.

As Detective Levi Abrams is pushed ever closer to his breaking point, his control over his dangerous rage slips further every day. His relationship with PI Dominic Russo should be a source of comfort, but Dominic is secretly locked in his own downward spiral, confronting a nightmare he can’t bear to reveal.

Las Vegas is floundering. Levi and Dominic’s bond is cracking along the seams. And the Seven of Spades is still playing to win. How many bad hands can Levi and Dominic survive before it’s game over?

The first 2 books in this series are SO GOOD! But I know this one is going to break me. And the blurb for the 4th book in this series contains spoilers, so it's a well known fact what sort of shit happens in this book. I really love these guys, so I'm just not ready for the heartbreak.

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Waiting On Wednesday (340) Riven by Roan Parrish


Expected publication: May 29th 2018 by Loveswept


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn’t hate is the music. Feeling an audience’s energy as they lose themselves in Riven’s music is a rush unlike anything else . . . until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They’re all he can think about. But Caleb’s no groupie—and one night with him won’t be enough.

Just when Caleb is accepting his new life as a loner, Theo Decker slinks into it and turns his world upside-down. Theo’s sexy and brilliant and addictively vulnerable, and all Caleb wants is another hit. And another. That’s how he knows Theo’s trouble. Caleb can’t even handle performing these days. How the hell is he going to survive an affair with a tabloid superstar? But after Caleb sees the man behind the rock star, he begins to wonder if Theo might be his chance at a future he thought he’d lost forever.

I've only read 2 books by this author, but this sounds too good to pass up.

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Waiting On Wednesday (339) Love on the Outskirts of Town (Pine Harbour #7) by Zoe York


Expected publication: May 22nd 2018


Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Matt Foster has never met a woman he couldn’t seduce into his bed. But when he meets Natasha Kingsley, there’s just one little problem—she’s not alone. Her three-year-old daughter wants a pony ride, an ice cream cone, and help to reach the highest rungs of the climbers at the park. Before he knows it, he’s spent all day with the Kingsley girls, and for the first time in forever, finds himself wanting more.

Tasha doesn’t realize who Matt is related to until he gives her his number at the end of a perfect day. Turning down his request for a second date—with both her and her daughter—is the hardest thing she’s ever done. But her history with his brother, and her firm commitment to living a drama-free life for her daughter, means she can’t flirt with, sleep with, or dream about Jake Foster’s younger brother.

Not even if he makes her daughter laugh.

Not even if he seeks her out again and shows her just how interested he is in every part of her life. Because there’s no such thing as a truly secret affair — and Tasha’s done with being anyone’s guilty pleasure.

Confession time! I hate that synopsis! Hate it. I have a feeling that I'm not going to enjoy this story because the ick factor is just too much for me. I don't know why the author would create drama by going this route. And I hate that I've read the first 6 books in this series (and enjoyed them!) and I'm starting to feel like I might want to skip this one. Ugh. WHY????????

(Not only did Natasha sleep with his brother first, she came to town and almost but not quite tried to pass the kid off as Jake's. Which of course caused all sorts of drama in that book, so I already don't like her, and I don't want to like her!)

What are you waiting on this week?


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April 2018 Recap and May 2018 TBR


I had another lovely month of reading some really great books! I've been getting my Bluewater Bay series from Hoopla via my library. Same for the Cut & Run series and the Sidewinder series. I can only borrow 7 books per month, so I have to choose wisely. And I did more rereads of Josh Lanyon, because I can never have too much Josh Lanyon!

Read in April 2018



Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run #6) by Abigail Roux
Shake & Bake (Cut & Run #6.5) by Abigail Roux
Touch & Geaux (Cut & Run #7) by Abigail Roux



Shock & Awe (Sidewinder #1) by Abigail Roux
Wedding Favors (Bluewater Bay #7) by Anne Tenino
Outside the Lines (Bluewater Bay #22) by Anna Zabo



The Dark Horse (The Dark Horse #1) by Josh Lanyon
The White Knight (The Dark Horse #2) by Josh Lanyon
For A Good Time, Call... (Bluewater Bay #17) by Anne Tenino and E.J. Russell



In a Dark Wood (In A Dark Wood #1) by Josh Lanyon
The Parting Glass (In A Dark Wood #2) by Josh Lanyon
The Boy Next Door by Josh Lanyon



In Plain Sight by Josh Lanyon
Murder Between the Pages by Josh Lanyon
Hide And Kill (Boys of Lake Cliff #4) by K. Sterling



There's Something About Ari (Bluewater Bay #2) by L.B. Gregg
The Shipwreck (Lavender Shores #4) by Rosalind Abel
The Hideaway (Lavender Shores #5) by Rosalind Abel



Murder in Pastel by Josh Lanyon


May 2018 TBR:



Cupcake Explosion (Cupcakes #4) by Bethany Lopez
Love on the Outskirts of Town (Pine Harbour #7) by Zoe York

Cupcakes is the only M/F series I've been reading recently. It's a fun series.

This Pine Harbor book synopsis has pissed me off from the first time I read it. 3 years before they meet, she slept with his brother (and almost tried to tell the brother that the baby was his!) They meet here for the first time, but ew, Ick factor, and not something I want to support. But how can I read the entire series and stop at book #7? I'm so torn!!



Fair Game (All's Fair #1) by Josh Lanyon
Fair Play (All's Fair #2) by Josh Lanyon
Fair Chance (All's Fair #3) by Josh Lanyon

I'm looking forward to finally getting around to reading the All's Fair series by Josh Lanyon.





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Release Day - Cupcake Explosion (Cupcakes #4) by Bethany Lopez



Today is the release day of CUPCAKE EXPLOSION by Bethany Lopez. Cupcake Explosion is the fourth book in the contemporary romance series, Cupcakes. Check out the purchase links for the book below, and links for the previous books in the series.


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Cupcake Explosion by Bethany Lopez

(Cupcakes, #4)


Synopsis:

For the first time in a long time, life is good. I've got a smokin' hot motorcycle man as my fiancé, the best friends a woman could have, a couple of great kids, and things have been relatively quiet on the PI front.
You know what that means... the other shoe was bound to drop sooner or later...

Just when I was ready to settle down and plan the coolest wedding Greenswood has ever seen, the shit hit the fan, and hit it hard.

My friends are fighting, Cade's been out of town doing God knows what for the club, and my sweet little twins are turning into hair-pulling pre-teens with more drama than my old daytime soaps.

I feel like I'm being pulled in a million directions, and I've been going so crazy that Elin's swear jar is near to overflowing. I've been eating cupcakes like a woman possessed, and if I'm not careful, there's going to be a Cupcake Explosion... in my pants.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CONTAINS FOUL LANGUAGE, SEX, SOME VIOLENCE, AND SHENANIGANS. IF NONE OF THAT BOTHERS YOU, GRAB A CUPCAKE AND READ ON!

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

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Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers.
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