Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Post #83

Sunday Post is a weekly post hosted by Kimba the Caffeinated Book Reviewer.
Each week bloggers participate to share any books received and news from their week.

Click on the book covers to be taken to its Goodreads page. The Buy Link, if available, is below each book cover.

~PURCHASED OR FREEBIES~
Lost and Found #1 by Nicole Williams
Buy Link: Amazon (FREE!)
There’s complicated. And there’s Rowen Sterling.

After numbing pain for the past five years with boys, alcohol, and all-around apathy, she finds herself on a Greyhound bus to nowhere Montana the summer after she graduates high school. Her mom agreed to front the bill to Rowen’s dream art school only if Rowen proves she can work hard and stay out of trouble at Willow Springs Ranch. Cooking breakfast at the crack of dawn for a couple dozen ranch hands and mucking out horse stalls are the last things in the world Rowen wants to spend her summer doing.

Until Jesse Walker saunters into her life wearing a pair of painted-on jeans, a cowboy hat, and a grin that makes something in her chest she’d thought was frozen go boom-boom. Jesse’s like no one else, and certainly nothing like her. He’s the bright and shiny to her dark and jaded.

Rowen knows there’s no happily-ever-after for the golden boy and the rebel girl—happily-right-now is a stretch—so she tries to forget and ignore the boy who makes her feel things she’s not sure she’s ready to feel. But the more she pushes him away, the closer he seems to get. The more she convinces herself she doesn’t care, the harder she falls.

When her dark secrets refuse to stay locked behind the walls she’s kept up for years, Rowen realizes it’s not just everyone else she needs to be honest with. It’s herself.
Hold on Tight (Sea Breeze #8) by Abbi Glines
Buy Link: Amazon ($1.99 deal!)
Six years ago, Dewayne Falco's life changed. He lost someone he never expected to lose. Resigned to punish himself for something he felt he could have prevented, he goes through life without getting too close to anyone.

What he didn't expect was for the girl across the street to move back home and remind him of what they both lost: Dewayne's younger brother Dustin. However, when a miniature version of Dustin opens the door to greet him, Dewayne realizes he might not have lost everything after all.

Sienna Roy loved Dustin Falco most of her life. He was the boy next door, the high school basketball star and her best friend. But when his life was cut short, she realized he left a part of himself behind.

Now, she's back in Sea Breeze, thankful to have a home for her and Dustin's son, but not sure if she can ever forgive the people across the street who abandoned her when she needed them the most — The Falcos.

Betrayal, lies, and forbidden attraction might end Dewayne and Sienna's story before it's even begun.
~FOR REVIEW~
Midnight Thief #1 by Livia Blackburne
Buy Link: Amazon
Growing up on Forge’s streets has taught Kyra how to stretch a coin. And when that’s not enough, her uncanny ability to scale walls and bypass guards helps her take what she needs.

But when the leader of the Assassins Guild offers Kyra a lucrative job, she hesitates. She knows how to get by on her own, and she’s not sure she wants to play by his rules. But he’s persistent—and darkly attractive—and Kyra can’t quite resist his pull.

Tristam of Brancel is a young Palace knight on a mission. After his best friend is brutally murdered by Demon Riders, a clan of vicious warriors who ride bloodthirsty wildcats, Tristam vows to take them down. But as his investigation deepens, he finds his efforts thwarted by a talented thief, one who sneaks past Palace defenses with uncanny ease.

When a fateful raid throws Kyra and Tristam together, the two enemies realize that their best chance at survival—and vengeance—might be to join forces. And as their loyalties are tested to the breaking point, they learn a startling secret about Kyra’s past that threatens to reshape both their lives.
RECAP OF WEEK:
SUNDAY:

MONDAY:
Review - City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare

TUESDAY:

WEDNESDAY:

WHAT'S AHEAD:
Tentative Posts:
Teaser Tuesday
Waiting on Wednesday
Feature & Follow

Not much to report this week. We spent 3 days at the pool this week and as a result are all slightly burned - even with a 50 SPF. We had 2 softball lessons (one pitching and one hitting) for my daughter (and man was it HOT during both of them!), and we had 1 piano lesson for her as well. I introduced The Hunger Games movies to my kids (ages 12 and 10) this week. They loved it! It's funny to hear ones self say "It's really pretty clean.....well with exception to kids killing kids." My daughter (10 years old) LOVED it and has watched movie one (because we had rented movie 2 from Red Box) nearly twice every day since. She said "I want to be Katniss for Character Book day at school this year". She's slightly obsessed.

All in all, a very good week. I haven't read much this week. Probably because that 725 page book I last read wore me out and sometimes after those biggies I find my desire to read goes down some.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. Jessica @ a GREAT readJune 22, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    Nice! Other than the last one, these are new to me! Hope you enjoy them all!

    Here's my STS

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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  2. Enjoy your new books! I'm glad Ash is jumped onto The Hunger Games bandwagon! :)

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  3. The Midnight Thief!! I want that one sooo bad, I've been reading such wonderful reviews for it! I hope you love it and I'll be looking out for your thoughts on it :D The others are new to me but I hope you love them too! Happy reading ^^

    Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows Reviews

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  4. Katniss is a pretty good character to be obsessed with! I always burn a little and have finally just resigned myself that that's going to happen. Looks like you got some great books this week. Have a great week!

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  5. Nice haul, I want to read Midnight Thief so bad too..just have to suck it up >.<

    My Sunday ;)

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  6. The midnight thief looks very good ! And in a different way, the cover of Abbi Gline's book too lol ! Have a great week ;)

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