Thanks to two amazing books from equally amazing authors, I am in a book coma. I’ve seriously been staring at the wall for the last half hour with these two incredible stories crawling around in my brain. One is an author new to me, and to me only I’m noticing, and the other is an author that I hold near and dear to my heart. One comes today, and the other comes out on Tuesday. What to see what books have my brain all in a tizzy?? If you follow me on Facebook, I’m sure you already know, because I just can’t shut up about these books right now!!
Here we go!!
Releasing today is Surviving Broken by Beverly Preston. She’s new to me, but wow, have I been missing out!! Here’s the synopsis:
Most women have a wish list when it comes to what kind of man they want to date. JC Mathews used a strict set of guidelines as a safety net to keep herself out of trouble and out of love.
On hiatus from the bright lights and speculative gazes of her career in the fashion industry, JC lets her guard down…only to the wrong man. After escaping Italy and the hands of her abuser, she returns to Malibu to recover. The last thing she expects to find is a large, gorgeous intruder swimming naked in her pool.
Reed Rider left Texas and his broken heart behind in order to settle his aunt’s affairs after her death. Seeking refuge from the California heat for a midnight swim in his neighbor’s backyard, he never expects to find a nude silhouette of a long-haired beauty standing at the water’s edge.
As their passion ignites and the pages of JC’s rulebook fade to grey, she unlocks her guarded heart to begin a new chapter in her life. When hidden truths are exposed and secrets unravel, will they survive the threats from their broken pasts?
And here are my thoughts on it:
Surviving Broken is everything perfect, and fun, and right. I am so in love with it, and I would give 10 stars if possible!!
Sadly, this is the first Beverly Preston book I have read, and after finishing it, I want to kick myself for taking so long to find her. The storyline is flawless, complicated, emotional, well, pretty near perfect. Before I knew it, hours had passed and I was completely wrapped up in JC and Reed’s story. I cried. Seriously cried. But I also laughed, and sighed, and cheered them on all the way through the book. I can’t wait to tear into the rest of this author’s collection. There’s a reason I’ll be adding her to my go-to, drop everything and read authors list!!
I am horrible at discussing storylines without giving out spoilers, so I am just going to say don’t add this to your TBR list. Go get it now. Like RIGHT now!! And read it right away. You’ll thank yourself for doing so. I promise! This is one to keep and reread many times in the future.
Surviving Broken is live on B&N. Here’s the link:
And here’s the link for Amazon:
And releasing on Tuesday is All Things Pretty (Pretty #3) by one of my favorite authors, M. Leighton. Here’s the synopsis:
Sig Locke is a cop. He was raised by a cop and all his brothers are cops. He bleeds blue, believes in right and wrong, and sees in black and white, never in shades of gray.
But that was before he met Tommi.
Tommi, with her long legs and bright green eyes, she captured Sig’s interest from the moment he saw her. Even after he discovered who she was–the girlfriend of a drug dealer, the beauty behind a criminal–he still found her utterly irresistible. What Sig doesn’t know, however, is that she has a secret even a cop can’t uncover.
Tommi Lawrence hasn’t had an easy life, and it only got more complicated the day she met Sig. She learned long ago that she can’t trust anyone. Her gut tells her that Sig is no exception, her heart tells her that he is. But that was before she found out his real identity.
Can love be forged in a fire of lies? Or will the truth destroy them both?
And here’s my thoughts on it:
When I started reading the forward, I admit, I panicked a little. Just a little. But after finishing it, everything was good, and I calmed down. Here’s a basic rundown for you: Due to contracts with her publisher, when the author publishes an independent release, it is restricted to no more than 65,000 words. She didn’t want to be rushed and didn’t want to sacrifice details so she broke the book into two parts. Part two will be releases in 2 weeks (THANK GOD!!) and will be available free of charge in whatever format you request. just sign up for her newsletter and you will get the file on 10-14-14. Honestly, I thought that this was pretty brilliant and awesome on the author’s part.
As much as I’m not a huge fan of cliffhangers, I wanted the full experience of Sig and Tommi, so this was all good for me. But now that I’ve finished the first part, I am willing to do just about anything for the rest of their story!! It hurts to wait, but it will be SO worth it for the rest of their story. (ESPECIALLY if it hurts!!)
With each book that Michelle writes, I always think it’s the best, that’s no secret. And All Things Pretty (part 1) is no different. There’s a reason this is one of my top go-to, drop everything to read authors. As I haven’t read part 2 yet, and I don’t want to spoil anything from part 1, I am just going to give you some of my favorite quotes from All Things Pretty while I sit and try to think of ways to get my hands on part 2 faster. 😉
So, here you go. My favorite lines:
“I’m big, yeah, but there’s not a single BOY part on me.”
“…just knowing that I feel like she needs me, like she needs saving. And not just tonight. Every Night.”
“I remind myself that nobody knows me. Not really. They might think they do, that they can judge me, but they can’t. They have no idea what my life is like, what’s involved and why I do the things that I do.” ~~Just a note: Wow…This is something I try to remind myself of with everyone that I come across. Don’t be so quick to judge!!
“So I’m worth it? Even if it hurts?” “Especially if it hurts.” ~~~I LOVE that part!!
“See now, you keep saying sh*t like that and the gloves are comin’ off. And so are the panties.”
“You act like it’ll be easy as pie for you to keep your hands off me. I’m thinking it’s gonna be pure hell for both of us. I mean, have you met me? I’m pretty damn irresistible.” ~~~Note: One of my favorite lines from the whole book. Sums Sig’s adorable attitude up completely!!
And my other favorite line that quickly explains the kind of woman Sig sees in Tommi, but that she’s trying to hide:
“I don’t want a lady. I want a woman. One who knows her own mind. One who wears what she’s comfortable in, one who says what she’s thinking.”
All in all, just in case you might have missed it, October 14th can’t come soon enough!!
As soon as All Things pretty goes live, I’ll post the links!!