6 Great Summer Reads

Summer is almost here and it’s time to stock up on those great poolside reads! I have read so many amazing books it’s hard to only list six, but this list will not only get you started, it will get you geared up for some fun in the sun.

#1 The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes by Suzanne Collins.

TBOSAS iPadThis is out now and I am squealing to finally get this book in my hands! The prequel to The Hunger Games is one of my most anticipated summer reads.

Grab it here:
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#2  Big Summer by Jennifer Weiner.

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I am a HUGE fan of this author and this book is just what I need when relaxing by the pool. This book is about a second chance at friendship between a plus-size Instagram influencer and her ex best friend.

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#3  Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan.

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This is a hilarious book you won’t want to put down. Girl meets boy and falls in love. Boy wants girl to meet his family. His crazy rich family that is not so keen on letting outsiders in their inner circle. Get ready to laugh out loud at this crazy summer read. 

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#4  The Bride Test by Helen Hoang.

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If you’ve read The Kiss Quotient you will fall in love with this sequel where Khai meets his match! 

Khai Diep thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. His mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride.

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#5  The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides.

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This is a shocking psychological thriller of a woman’s act of violence against her husband—and of the therapist obsessed with uncovering her motive.

This book intrigued me and is right up my alley and I can’t wait to dive in!

Grab it here:
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#6  The Guest List by Lucy Foley.

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What’s more fun than being invited to an island wedding, right? Wrong. Get ready for mischief and mayhem of epic proportions. In this drama filled book you will get more than you bargained for, including death.

Grab it here:
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BONUS SIX! Now, I wouldn’t be me if I didn’t also list my 6 summer read for indie reads.

#1  Hard to Handle by K. Bromberg.

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I cannot wait for this! I was honored to work with Kristy on the book trailer for this crazy anticipated read and it just got me even more excited!

This is the start to a brand new series staring four sisters set out to try to save their family business. In Book 1, Hard to Handle, by-the-book, Dekker Kincade, sets out to win back the reining bad boy of hockey, Hunter Maddox. Getting him to sign with the agency is one thing but resisting the urge to slide between the sheets with him is a whole other matter.

Release Date: June 30
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#2  Hooking Him by Aurora Rose Reynolds.

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It goes without saying that I am a huge AAR fan. I own all her books on kindle and audio and am slowly working on grading all the paperbacks!

Hooking Him, book 3 in the How to Catch an Alpha series, is at the top of my list to read this summer. A woman on a mission of self-discovery finds it hard to resist a persistent detective. Get ready for some insta-love, drama and murder in this quest to find their happily-ever-after.

Release Date: June 16
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#3  Ruthless Princess by Rachel Van Dyken.

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RVD is the queen of mafia reads! Ruthless Princess is a mafia romance about best friends turned enemies and a spin off of her Eagle Elite series featuring the second generation Elites.

Grab it here:
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#4  Queen Move by Kennedy Ryan.

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Kimba is a strong independent woman who has everything except the one thing she truly wants, Ezra Stern. Best friends from a young age, everyone knew there was something special between these two, right up until Ezra and his family moved away. Years later, these two will find their way back to each other and learn to master the turbulence.

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#5  Little Hoodlum by K. Webster.

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Get ready for all the angst in book 2 of the Hood River Hoodlum series. This is a high school friends to lovers read involving falling for your best friend’s sister. This is a four book series that will need to be read in order. Book 1, Hood River Rat, is an M/M story.

Grab Books 1 and 2 here:
Hood River Rat, Book 1:
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Little Hoodlum, Book 2:
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#6  We Were Once by S.L. Scott.

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I adore everything this woman has written and I can’t wait to get my hands on this second change romance.

Her plan is to graduate from Ivy League university and get into med school to follow in her father’s footsteps. Then she meets Joshua, the bad boy with a sexy smirk and a good heart. They had it all and were madly in love until one tragic night changed everything.

Grab it here:
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So there you have it! My recommended summer reading list. I hope you found some great reads to add to your list. Drop me a comment to let me know what’s on your list!

Review: Force Of Nature by S.L. Scott

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This book is amazing! Force of Nature is Bennett and Winter’s story and they absolutely stole my ever loving heart!

Bennett Everest is gorgeous, successful and has the kindest heart. He is the last of the Everest brothers to fall. And what a wild ride that fall was! WOW! Winter is a force to be reckoned with. She is one of the strongest people ever. What she endured, even as a child, was horrific. She was like a flower that grew through the cracks. This author never fails to bring us strong heroines.

I am a sucker for romantic suspense reads and boy did this book deliver! I could not read this book fast enough! There are so many twists throughout, I was constantly on the edge of my seat. These books can be read as standalone’s, but to get the full effect start with Everest.

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It was supposed to be easy.

Get in. Get the girl. Close the deal.

But nothing about Winter Nobleman is simple.

Her stormy blue eyes captivate me, her quick wit entertains me, and the secrets she hides behind her pouty pink Mona Lisa smile intrigue me.

Winter is determined to save herself without my help.

Yet, somewhere along the way, she saves me.

Even though our introduction is cloaked in deception, secrets don’t stay buried forever.

If the lies don’t kill us … the truth may set us free.

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Get Ready for the #CrowEffect

EEEEEEP! Happy Cover Reveal to this handsome devil!

I am so very excited for this book!  Every single book I’ve read by S.L. Scott has had me completely enraptured and this series is no different.

Title: TULSA

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 3, 2018

Cover Design: RBA Designs

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/TulsaGR

SYNOPSIS

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes a hot new rock star romance that will sweep you off your feet and leave you with a smile.

The rumors are true. At least where I’m concerned.

Drummers hit it harder and do it better.

Women love me and I love them. But I like to think of myself as a sensitive soul trapped in a lady-killer’s body. Not so surprisingly, I’ve been called cocky a time or two. What can I say? We can’t all be boy scouts.

Nikki Faris has thrown off my rhythm. With her red lips, smart aleck mouth, short skirts, long legs, and blue-sky eyes, the beautiful lead singer has become a complete distraction on this tour.

She loves to give me a hard time when all I want to do is give her the pleasure of my hard—time right back.

Tulsa Crow can save his pick up lines, great eight-pack abs, and cute dimples to use on someone else. My band earned their spot on The Resistance’s tour just like The Crow Brothers. I’m not going to blow it getting sidetracked by a cocky rock star that wants to sleep his way through the states. I’ve been called a name or two, but easy isn’t one of them.

ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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ARC Review of Sacred by S.L. Scott

Hey book peeps!  Check out my rave review of Sacred by S.L. Scott!  This book was one epic love story and is definitely on my re-read list!

 

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“She’s my undoing before we’ve even begun.”

Sacred is book three in the Kingwood series by S.L. Scott and was utterly phenomenal! It took me a bit to write this review. I absolutely loved this book and honestly, I think it’s one of the best books I’ve read this year. Maybe it’s because I was completely invested in the characters since a lot of them came from the Kingwood Duet, and I fell in love with all of them. While I’m sure that was part of it, for me, it’s not always the words I remember, but the feeling those words evoked. And dear lord did this book deliver.

I am a no spoiler kind of girl so bear with me as I may be a little vague about the details but I will, hopefully, get you as excited to read this book as I was reading it.

Clara, or Dove as Cruise calls her, has a horrific past. She is struggling to deal just as Cruise is still fighting his demons. I am a believer is fate and if any two people were ever fated, it was Clara and Cruise.

As we saw with King and Sara Jane, when these men fall, they fall hard and fast. Cruise was no different. He saw her and knew she was it for him. Dealing with her past is a struggle, but it’s one he is willing to help her with to keep her. Just as she brings light to his dark. She’s his yellow.

“She fills a room with her light, making me forget about the darkness I usually struggle to evade.”

These two had my whole bookwhoreish heart by Chapter 2. Their love is deep and their chemistry is scorching hot. Mmmmm…I can’t forget how much I LOVE Cruise and his dirty mouth!

I was in awe of the loyalty with both these wonderfully layered characters. Not only to each other, but to the ones they love.

I cried so freaking hard when her past was revealed. Then came one hell of a twist that had me saying NO FUCKING WAY! And as it progressed and more came to light there were some holy shits and oh my gods.

“With my lips to his skin, his dark melds into mine and together we become a lighter shade of gray.”

This right here…was my absolute favorite quotes in this book. Don’t get me wrong, I highlighted like half the book, but this, this was just WOW for me. I think this describes Cruise perfectly.

“He’s an angel dressed as the devil, making me want to commit sins against the heavens.”

Just when you think the rollercoaster of emotions is coming to an end, you get hit with another what the ever loving fuck moments. This book was full of suspense, betrayal, love, and hot AF sex.

I loved this book so much and I hated that it had to end. I fell hard for these characters and wanted them to continue speaking to me. This is definitely going on my re-read list.

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The war was waged. The king got his queen, but where did that leave me?

When I thought there was no hope, that suffering this lonely life was my destiny, I saw her. The bubblegum pink skirt caught my attention, but her doe eyes captured my heart. Could she be my SAVIOR?

With her, I don’t have to hide the demons that haunt me, or to relive my darkest days alone.

With me, she’s free to be whoever she wants to be. She’s amazing.

Together, we’re two people clinging to a ray of sunshine that only the other can see.

I let my guard down. I got too comfortable. I thought the war had been won when, in reality, it had just begun. When old debts accrue, past demons return to collect their dues.

To find the SOLACE these young lovers crave, will they have to sacrifice the one thing they hold most SACRED?

From New York Times bestselling author, S.L. SCOTT, comes a new, emotionally driven, romantic suspense standalone.

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Eeek! Cover Reveal for Solace!!

Title: Solace

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 22, 2017

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/SolaceGR

Synopsis

He puts the Bad in bad boy.

She puts the Sweet in sweetheart.

When a hired gun burns out from the life he’s been living, he returns to the small country town where rumors run rampant and everyone goes to church on Sunday.

With sins and secrets trailing Jason Koster home, he is searching for redemption in hopes of living a life less complicated. He didn’t expect to find the only girl he ever loved now a recently single woman running her family farm.

Delilah Noelle never needed much, but she wanted Jason Koster—one time love of her life. When misunderstandings tear the former beauty queen and quarterback apart, can a second chance heal their broken hearts?

Will the years and circumstances that have passed be too much to bridge the distance to a future together?

Solace is a heartwarming small town romance with plenty of action and swoons that will have this hometown hero vying for the affections of his high school sweetheart.

Cover Photography: Lindee Robinson Photography

Models: Alexis Susalla and AC Parker

Front Cover Design: Okay Creations

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ABOUT S.L. SCOTT

Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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Release Blitz – Savior by S.L. Scott

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RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Savior

Series: The Kingwood Duet, book 2

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Mystery, Romantic Suspense

Release Date: August 13, 2017

 

SYNOPSIS

New York Times Bestselling Author’s new ROMANTIC SUSPENSE duet has readers consumed by the BREATHTAKING love and mysteries that lie between the pages.

Everything is not as it seems.

Alexander IV has succeeded to the throne of the billion-dollar Kingwood Empire, but the people he thought he could trust aren’t allies.

They’re enemies.

Everyone he cares about is at risk.

Decisions–SACRIFICES–must be made.

What will he do to protect the people he loves? Will Sara Jane live or die?

Find out NOW in this EPIC conclusion to the bestselling The Kingwood Duet. Savage, book 1 in the series, should be read first and is LIVE on Amazon.

 

PURCHASE LINKS

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EXCERPT

I sit outside on a bench, looking at the scuffs on the tips of my black leather shoes. The bottoms are worn from wearing them while riding my bike. It was the only sign that set me apart from the other rich kids where I grew up. Other than Cruise, no one rode motorcycles or had dealt with anything worse than getting a warning after getting busted for smoking, skipping school, sneaking out, smoking weed, getting drunk, or driving over the speed limit. The list could go on.

     I have a car. I just don’t drive it much, preferring the freedom I feel on my bike. It wasn’t just my clothes or the bike that set me apart. None of them had lived, breathed, existed simply because their soul mate did. Not even now.

     From the moment I saw her, I knew Sara Jane was it for me, an angel in a Catholic school uniform, eating a candy bar. She couldn’t have been more innocent. Except she was. The girl had barely been kissed. It’s like she had been waiting to meet me, as if she had saved herself for me. How a girl who looked that good and smelled even sweeter remained untouched for so long was beyond me.

     I would have loved her no matter what. She could have been a prostitute, and I would have only seen her halo. I was a ship navigating a stormy sea, but she called me to her lighthouse, a beacon shining in the dark. It was never about her innocence, or the sins I had inherited. The day I met Sara Jane was about two lives that weren’t meant for only one lifetime, but destined to be together forever.

     Maybe that’s what had given me the confidence to break away from the kids I grew up with. I knew I was meant for something bigger than a life of partying and getting high socially.

     I was meant for Sara Jane, and she for me.

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE KINGWOOD DUET

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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

  

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ARC Review – Savior by S.L. Scott

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From Savage to Savior and I survived!  

This Duet is a definite must read. You will be on the edge of your seat throughout and when each book ends, will be left hungover for days wondering what to do with your life.

These characters are embedded in my soul.  They were so beautifully written. The flow of the storyline was flawless. There were so many twists and turns my family finally started ignoring my constant gasps and yelling at the book because it was done so often.

This review was incredibly hard for me to write. I have so much more to say, but in no way will I post any spoilers. This book needs to be savored like fine wine (or a taco). Grab it, read it, love it and the join the support… er spoiler group. We have wine.

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Holy F@ck! What did I just read?!

Sooo, I read this ARC the other day by S L Scott that totally facked my world up! Seriously, you need to read this book! Savage comes out July 9th so add it to your TBR.

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I’m gonna go read Savage again and then rock in the corner and cry until Savior, book 2 of the Kingwood Duet come out in August.

GR links for you to add this shiz to your TBR!

Goodreads Link SAVAGE: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35118986-savage

Goodreads Link SAVIOR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35434118-savior

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