Hey Friends! I took the plunge recently and made an account with Netgalley. If you are interested in possibly getting approved to read and review books prior to their release, I highly recommend checking the site out.
I was probably a little crazy for on a whim clicking away at all the different titles that grabbed my attention, but I was excited to see that I was actually approved for most of what I requested. Now I need to make it a point to actually read them. Here are a few that are on the top of my list to get to this month.
The arc that I am actually reading and so far enjoying is, The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory. Currently, I am about 30% into this follow up to The Wedding Date . This follows Nik, who in the beginning of the story gets proposed to by her actor boyfriend of a few months at a baseball game, on the overhead screen in front of the entire baseball stadium and millions of viewers at home. Nik has her reasons for turning him down, and does so in front of the world. Obviously her boyfriend doesn’t take this too well and the day is saved by Carlos (who is the best friend of Drew from The Wedding Date) and his sister Angela. I slipped and read a few reviews that have already been posted about this book, and a few are pretty ehh, bad. I am reading an arc so I am not complaining about editing and writing yet, because hopefully things will be edited prior to the actual release, but that is one complaint I have seen. I think Guillory’s writing is a breath of fresh air though. It is fun and light hearted, and I think that is how she intends it to be. The Proposal is set to release October 30,2018.
The next arc I need to get to (sooner rather than later) is Intercepted by Alexa Martin which releases September 11,2018 and it sounds fantastic!
Marlee thought she scored the man of her dreams only to be scorched by a bad breakup. But there’s a new player on the horizon, and he’s in a league of his own…
Marlee Harper is the perfect girlfriend. She’s definitely had enough practice by dating her NFL-star boyfriend for the last ten years. But when she discovers he has been tackling other women on the sly, she vows to never date an athlete again. There’s just one problem: Gavin Pope, the new hotshot quarterback and a fling from the past, has Marlee in his sights.
Gavin fights to show Marlee he’s nothing like her ex. Unfortunately, not everyone is ready to let her escape her past. The team’s wives, who never led the welcome wagon, are not happy with Marlee’s return. They have only one thing on their minds: taking her down. But when the gossip makes Marlee public enemy number one, she worries about more than just her reputation.
Between their own fumbles and the wicked wives, it will take a Hail Mary for Marlee and Gavin’s relationship to survive the season.
After reading The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata I have been craving more sports romances, especially ones involving football which is honestly a sport I know nothing about. I love that Intercepted includes the world of the “sports wives,” I can’t wait to dive into this one and see the antics they put Marlee through!
The next title is The Little Shop of Found Things by Paula Brackston which had a few of the buzz words that instantly have me needing a book in my life: antiques, adventure, historic, and transported.
A new series about a young woman whose connection to antiques takes her on a magical adventure, reminiscent of Outlander
New York Times bestselling author of The Witch’s Daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance to launch a new series guaranteed to enchant her audience even more.
Xanthe and her mother Flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold. So when she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more.
It’s while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century. And shortly after, she’s confronted by a ghost who reveals that this is where the antique has its origins. The ghost tasks Xanthe with putting right the injustice in its story to save an innocent girl’s life, or else it’ll cost her Flora’s.
While Xanthe fights to save her amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. He may be the person who can help her succeed. He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave.
With its rich historical detail, strong mother-daughter relationship, and picturesque English village, The Little Shop of Found Things is poised to be a strong start to this new series.
I love time traveling stories and this one sounds like the perfect, curl up on the couch on a Saturday night with a warm drink kind of read. I am very excited for it. The Little Shop of Found Things is set to release October 2, 2018!
What about you Friends? Are you a netgalley user? What are some of the titles on your radar that you need to get to soon?