Waiting On Wednesday (332) White Rabbit by Caleb Roehrig


Expected publication: April 24th 2018 by Feiwel & Friends


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:

Rufus Holt is having the worst night of his life. It begins with the reappearance of his ex-boyfriend, Sebastian—the guy who stomped his heart out like a spent cigarette. Just as Rufus is getting ready to move on, Sebastian turns up out of the blue, saying they need to "talk." Things couldn’t get much worse, right?

But then Rufus gets a call from his sister April, begging for help. And then he and Sebastian find her, drenched in blood and holding a knife, beside the dead body of her boyfriend, Fox Whitney.

April swears she didn’t kill Fox—but Rufus knows her too well to believe she’s telling him the whole truth. April has something he needs, though, and her price is his help. Now, with no one to trust but the boy he wants to hate yet can’t stop loving, Rufus has one night to prove his sister’s innocence…or die trying.

This is another one of those books that I'm still considering whether or not to actually read. I never did get around to reading this author's previous book, Last Seen Leaving. So while I'm interested in it, sometimes my interest fades before I can make myself read the book.

What are you waiting on this week?
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Waiting On Wednesday (331) Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon


Expected publication: April 23rd 2018 by Carina Press


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:

Librarian Carter Matheson is determined to enjoy himself on a Scottish bus tour for fans of mystery author Dame Vanessa Rayburn. Sure, his ex, Trevor, will also be on the trip with his new boyfriend, leaving Carter to share a room with a stranger, but he can’t pass up a chance to meet his favorite author.

Carter’s roommate turns out to be John Knight, a figure as mysterious as any character from Vanessa’s books. His strange affect and nighttime wanderings make Carter suspicious. When a fellow traveler’s death sparks rumors of foul play, Carter is left wondering if there’s anyone on the tour he can trust.

Drawn into the intrigue, Carter searches for answers, trying to fend off his growing attracton toward John. But as unexplained tragedies continue, the whole tour must face the fact that there may be a murderer in their midst—but who?

I was happily surprised to be approved for an arc of this via NetGalley, so of course I can't wait to read it. I've been loving this author's books recently, and I especially love her characters.
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Waiting On Wednesday (330) Chaser (Dive Bar #3) by Kylie Scott


Expected publication: April 17th 2018 by St. Martin's Griffin


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:

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she's pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she'd had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it's Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

I'm not exactly 'looking forward' to reading this book, but I'm willing to give it a chance. I read this author's original series, Stage Dive, and the two previous books in this spin off series. But this book not only went through a cover change, but a release delay too, so I'm finding that I'm over caring about what happens next. Plus, this character was my least favorite, so...
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Waiting On Wednesday (329) The Magician Murders (The Art of Murder #3) by Josh Lanyon


Expected publication: March 27th 2018 by Josh Lanyon


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:

Nothing up his sleeves. Nothing but murder...

Jason West, hot shot special agent with the FBI's Art Crime Team, is recuperating from a recent hit-and-run accident at the Wyoming home of BAU Chief Sam Kennedy when he's asked to aid in the investigation of a suspicious death in a National Forest.

When the dead man is found to be the Kosher Conjuror, a much-hated part-time magician accused of revealing the highly guarded secrets of professional illusionists, it seems clear this must be a simple revenge killing—until Jason realizes an earlier suspicious death at the trendy magic club Top Hat White Rabbit might be part of the same, much larger and more sinister, pattern.

I'm looking forward to re-reading the first 2 books in this series before this one comes out. The author gave an update just the other day, and she is still writing this... so it's making me nervous if it will be finished on time, and I'm hoping I like the finished product. Keeping my fingers crossed!

What are you waiting on this week?
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February 2018 Wrap Up and March 2018 TBR


I read 15 books in February, which seems like a lot. But then again, I thought I read more than that? I keep feeling like I've forgotten to mark something as read, but I double checked and couldn't find anything. So, 15 books it is. I had another good month filled with some really great books.

Read in February 2018



Romantic Behavior (Bad Behavior #4) by L.A. Witt and Cari Z.
Floodgates by Mary Calmes
Divide & Conquer (Cut & Run #4) by Abigail Roux and Madeleine Urban

I am oh so sad about the Bad Behavior series ending. Romantic Behavior wasn't my favorite of the series, but I still love these guys! More Mary Calmes. And I'm trying to keep my enjoyment of the Cut & Run series on the down low.



New Hand (Bluewater Bay #23) by L.A. Witt
63 Days Later: A Holiday Tail (Wild #1.5) by Adrienne Wilder
The Garden (Lavender Shores #2) by Rosalind Abel

I held off on reading the Lavender Shores series because they didn't sound like something I would enjoy, but I'm really loving them so far.



Together Tied (Marshals #3.5) by Mary Calmes
The Veranda (Lavender Shores #3) by Rosalind Abel
Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run #5) by Abigail Roux



Heart of the Steal by Avon Gale and Roan Parrish
Heart Trouble (Hearts & Health #1) by D.J. Jamison
Save the Date by Annabeth Albert and Wendy Qualls



Best of Both Worlds by N.R. Walker
Forget Me Not (The Unforgettable Duet #1) by Brooke Blaine
Remember Me When (The Unforgettable Duet #2) by Brooke Blaine

Forget Me Not and Remember Me When were both great romances, and I loved the characters.

March TBR:



Murder Takes the High Road by Josh Lanyon
Twisted and Tied (Marshals #4) by Mary Calmes

I requested an arc of Murder Takes the High Road, and I was approved! I was actually pretty shocked about that. Now I'm excited to read it!!
I'm sad about reading the final book in The Marshals series. It's ridiculous how much I love those guys!!



The Mermaid Murders (The Art of Murder #1) by Josh Lanyon
The Monet Murders (The Art of Murder #2) by Josh Lanyon
The Magician Murders (The Art of Murder #3) by Josh Lanyon

I'm doing a re-read of books 1 and 2 in The Art of Murder series to get ready for book 3. This is such a great series!



Stars & Stripes (Cut & Run #6) by Abigail Roux
The Heir Apparent by Tere Michaels

I'm carrying on with my Cut & Run marathon. I have to space these books out, not only because there are SO many of them, but also because I get overwhelmed with these guys and all of the books start blurring together in my mind. I'm liking the books and the guys more and more, but sometimes, I just need a break.


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Review: Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run #5) by Abigail Roux


Armed & Dangerous (Cut & Run #5) by Abigail Roux
Kindle Edition, 330 pages
Published May 18th 2012 by Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Left alone in Baltimore after his unpredictable lover bails, Special Agent Zane Garrett takes his frustration out on everything in his path until he is ordered to Chicago to back up an undercover operative. When he gets there, though, he finds himself face to face with his wayward partner, Special Agent Ty Grady. They have to deal with the uncertainty lingering between them while they work to retrieve their intended mark, a retired hit man and CIA wet-works operative named Julian Cross.

Ty, once a marine and now an FBI hotshot, has a penchant for being unpredictable, a trait Zane can vouch for. Zane is a man who once lived for his job but has come to realize his heartbreaking past doesn’t have to overshadow his future. They're partners, friends, lovers, and the go-to team for unusual cases. With Cross and his innocuous boyfriend, Cameron Jacobs, in tow, Ty and Zane must navigate the obstacles of a cross-country trek, including TSA pat-downs, blizzards, their uncooperative prisoners, CIA kill teams, a desperate lack of sleep or caffeine, and each other. Ty and Zane are determined to get Julian Cross to DC in one piece, but it’s starting to look like it might be the last thing they do.


I have to admit that this series is addicting. I'm just happy that I am able to read the whole series in one go, rather than reading them one at a time when they were released. I don't know how anyone didn't lose their shit waiting for each book!

After 5 books, I still don't know who I like more - Ty or Zane. They are both equally aggravating, but then they have moments where I love them so much. There were a couple of  'romantic' gestures from the guys that really saved this book for me.

Ty and Zane have changed so much from the first book, and I am frustrated that they are just now getting around to 'talking'. I know, I know, 2 tough guys being afraid to talk about their feelings is understandable. But this shit is getting downright ridiculous. They really need to start sharing more and not be afraid to ask questions about each other.

Zane: "Do you have a history with every guy with a gun in the Northern hemisphere?"
Ty: "Oh, like you don't have some winners back there you hope we never run into. Let's head to Miami and see what comes out of the woodwork."
Zane: "Ty."
Ty: "I like guys with guns!"

There were parts of this book that I loved, like the epic sex scenes and the sharing of feelings. And then there were parts that could have been better - the writing is still choppy and all over the place, and these guys are the worst FBI agents EVER! They are just completely terrible at their job. (I blame this on the writing, not on the characters themselves.)

I'm also hoping for more insight on Zane's character in the future. I'm especially interested in learning more about his wife's death, how he's dealing with his addictions, his family troubles, and just what the hell happened in Miami.

I'm happy that my library has these books available on Hoopla so I can keep chugging along with this series and see if my guys get better at opening up, and if their job performance improves.


My Rating: 4 Stars



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