Waiting on Wednesday [72]



From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME releases on January 30, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!




“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.




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Pre-order SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME, register and you will receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER, a novella that features your favorite Pushing the Limits and Thunder Road characters!

From the Pushing the Limits series, Noah, Beth, Isaiah, West and Logan are all grown up. Catch up with your favorite characters as one of them finally says, I do.

Pigpen, Eli and Addison from the Thunder Road series: Three separate personalities who still needed to find love…and still had someone important to meet.

This is a limited time offer! So hurry! Registration ends on February 3, 2018! You must register your preorder to receive AND THEY ALL LIVED HAPPILY EVER AFTER.





Can’t wait to get your hands on a signed copy of SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME by Katie McGarry? You don’t have to!

Pre-order a signed copy of SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME by visiting Carmichaels’ Bookstore at www.carmichaelsbookstore.com/katie-mcgarry!

International readers: Email the bookstore directly to order at Info@carmichaelsbookstore.com



About Katie McGarry:

Katie McGarry was a teenager during the age of grunge and boy bands and remembers those years as the best and worst of her life. She is a lover of music, happy endings, reality television, and is a secret University of Kentucky basketball fan.

Katie is the author of full length YA novels, PUSHING THE LIMITS, DARE YOU TO, CRASH INTO YOU, TAKE ME ON, BREAKING THE RULES, and NOWHERE BUT HERE and the e-novellas, CROSSING THE LINE and RED AT NIGHT. Her debut YA novel, PUSHING THE LIMITS was a 2012 Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction, a RT Magazine’s 2012 Reviewer’s Choice Awards Nominee for Young Adult Contemporary Novel, a double Rita Finalist, and a 2013 YALSA Top Ten Teen Pick. DARE YOU TO was also a Goodreads Choice Finalist for YA Fiction and won RT Magazine’s Reviewer’s Choice Best Book Award for Young Adult Contemporary fiction in 2013.



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Top Ten Tuesday: Bookish Resolutions/Goals



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This week’s topic is Bookish Resolutions/Goals. I couldn’t think of ten, so I went with eight instead.


1. Read 100+ books – My Goodreads goal is 100 books right now, so I’m hoping to once again beat that goal. I’d love to get to 125-150 books this year, but I probably won’t make it.

2. Read 50 backlist books – I have so many older books (published before 2018) that I need to read, especially ones I already own. One of the reading challenges I joined (Beat the Backlist) focuses on this.

3. Read more books I own – I’ve been awful at reading books I already own. I am taking a break from the library, and focusing on my shelves instead. At least that’s the plan haha.

4. Catch up on Netgalley eARCs – Reading on my phone (my Kindle died last year) has not been very conducive to reading Netgalley eARCs, especially since I get migraines. Maybe I’ll get another Kindle soon if they go on sale.

5. Schedule more blog posts – I used to barely have anything scheduled, but I’ve been getting much better at it. And I want to continue scheduling blog posts far in advance. Maybe I can even get a whole month scheduled. I think the most I’ve had at one time was 15-20 scheduled posts.

6. Finish/start more series – I’ve been reading a lot of standalones, and want to focus on some series I have on my shelves. I haven’t read many of them since the series focused reading challenges I joined a couple years ago.

7. Keep blogging every day – Since I joined a comment pod (hi everyone!), I’ve been working on posting every day. And so far, I’ve done a fantastic job. I want to keep that momentum going. Some days it’s hard, but it’s rewarding in the end.

8. Join more cover reveals, and release blitz/blog tours – I’ve recently joined a couple of these promo type posts, and I’ve really enjoyed them. I love bringing new books (and their amazing covers) to people’s attentions. I think I’ll join some more this year!

Do you have any similar goals? Let me know in the comments below.

Cover Reveal: Getting Hotter by Elle Kennedy

A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!



A good bad boy is hard to find…


Seth Masterson has been lusting over Miranda Breslin since the moment he saw her on a Vegas stage. Now that he’s been asked to watch out for her as she opens a dance studio in San Diego, he’s all over it, figuring it’s his chance to get her in his bed. Except the stubborn single mom seems determined to deny their sizzling sexual chemistry. In typical SEAL fashion, Seth makes it his personal mission to prove her wrong.


Miranda got over her attraction to bad boys about the time one of them knocked her up at the age of eighteen. Seth’s mocking gray eyes and military-buff bod, though, are pure and utter temptation. And when a flooded apartment forces her and her twins to move in with him, she can no longer resist the urge to set off some serious fireworks between the sheets.


But any involvement with Seth will be strictly physical—and temporary. So when Seth decides permanent is what he wants, Miranda must steel her defenses before she does something incredibly foolish…like fall in love.


Warning: This book contains a bad boy SEAL who knows what he wants and will go to any lengths to get it. Expect graphic language, hot sex, seduction, hot sex, dirty talk, hot sex, a little man-on-man action. Oh, and hot sex.


Book Review: Roomies by Christina Lauren

Title: Roomies
Author: Christina Lauren
Publisher: Gallery Books
Publication date: December 5, 2017
Pages: 368
Source: Purchased
Summary (via Goodreads): Marriages of convenience are so…inconvenient.


Rescued by Calvin McLoughlin from a would-be subway attacker, Holland Bakker pays the brilliant musician back by pulling some of her errand-girl strings and getting him an audition with a big-time musical director. When the tryout goes better than even Holland could have imagined, Calvin is set for a great entry into Broadway—until he admits his student visa has expired and he’s in the country illegally.


Holland impulsively offers to wed the Irishman to keep him in New York, her growing infatuation a secret only to him. As their relationship evolves from awkward roommates to besotted lovers, Calvin becomes the darling of Broadway. In the middle of the theatrics and the acting-not-acting, what will it take for Holland and Calvin to realise that they both stopped pretending a long time ago?




My first read of 2018 and it was soooooo good! I highly recommend this one to music lovers, romance lovers, theater lovers, and pretty much everyone else too. This is definitely 5 out of 5 stars for me.


I adored the characters in this one: Holland, Calvin, Robert, and Jeff. Although some of the supporting cast (haha) was nice to get a glimpse of too.


I felt a kinship with Holland. It was kind of like she was speaking to my soul. We’ve all had a crazy crush, but most of the time it doesn’t turn into anything. Well this girl makes it turn into something. As for Calvin, he’s delicious. Definitely an addition to my book boyfriend list.


Robert was an absolute pleasure to read about, and Jeff was fantastic too with all his protectiveness. I just can’t gush enough about this book. I like theater, but I wouldn’t say I’m a huge drama person. But reading about this Broadway book was amazing. Everything was fantastic for me. The emotions, the banter, the overall arc of the story, etc. READ THIS BOOK!


Stacking the Shelves [51]

Stacking the Shelves


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.


Here are some books I bought recently from Half Price Books, an eARC from Netgalley, an audiobook I borrowed from the library, and won an ARC via Twitter giveaway.


With that said, here are the books I’ve bought, borrowed, and received:










What are you Stacking the Shelves with this week? Any books you can’t wait to read?

First Lines Fridays [9]


First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!



The darkness in this cave is so complete I can no longer see you, but I can smell your blood. 

















Ivory and Bone by Julie Eshbaugh 

Two clans. Only one will survive.

The only life seventeen-year-old Kol knows is hunting at the foot of the Great Ice with his brothers. But food is becoming scarce, and without another clan to align with, Kol, his family, and their entire group are facing an uncertain future.

Traveling from the south, Mya and her family arrive at Kol’s camp with a trail of hurt and loss behind them, and hope for a new beginning. When Kol meets Mya, her strength, independence, and beauty instantly captivate him, igniting a desire for much more than survival.

Then on a hunt, Kol makes a grave mistake that jeopardizes the relationship that he and Mya have only just started to build. Mya was guarded to begin with—and for good reason—but no apology or gesture is enough for her to forgive him. Soon after, another clan arrives on their shores. And when Mya spots Lo, a daughter of this new clan, her anger intensifies, adding to the already simmering tension between families. After befriending Lo, Kol learns of a dark history between Lo and Mya that is rooted in the tangle of their pasts.

When violence erupts, Kol is forced to choose between fighting alongside Mya or trusting Lo’s claims. And when things quickly turn deadly, it becomes clear that this was a war that one of them had been planning all along.


Would you read this book based on the first lines? Let me know in the comments!

This or That Book Tag


I wasn’t tagged to do this one, but I wanted to do it on my blog. The creator of the tag is Ayunda. Let’s get started!


Reading on the couch or on the bed?
Definitely bed. Although sometimes I’ll read on the couch to switch things up.


Male main character or female main character?
Female! Males are nice too, but I’ll admit I prefer females like 95% of the time.


Sweet snacks or salty snacks when reading?
I try not to eat while reading, and I’m also trying to eat healthier. But I normally gravitate towards salty snacks like chips.


Trilogies or quartets?
I guess I’ll say quartets. If I love a series, I want as many books as possible for me to devour.


First person point of view or third person point of view?
Both! But if I had to choose, I guess I’d pick first.


Reading at night or in the morning?
I am NOT a morning person, so night.


Libraries or bookstores?
Once again, both. But I’ll pick libraries, because I need to save money and stop buying books.


Books that make you laugh or make you cry?
Books that make me laugh, especially lately. The world sucks right now, and I don’t want to read something sad/emotional.


Black book covers or white book covers?
I’ll say white. They look so crisp and pretty…as long as they don’t get dirty.


Character driven or plot driven stories?
Character driven! If I don’t love the characters, the plot isn’t going to make me want to keep reading the story.


I tag:
Danielle @ The Introverted Book Nerd
Sarah @ Book Hooked Nook

Cover Reveal: The Beau & the Belle by R.S. Grey

We are so excited to reveal the stunning cover of R.S. Grey’s next release, THE BEAU & THE BELLE! This romantic comedy releases February 1st. See the cover and find out more about THE BEAU & THE BELLE below!



Beau Fortier starred in most of my cringe-worthy teenage fantasies.

I met him when I was a junior in high school, a time that revolved exclusively around bad hair, failed forays into flirting, and scientific inquiries into which brand of toilet paper worked best for stuffing bras.

That is, until Beau moved into the small guest house just beyond my bedroom window.

A 24-year-old law student at Tulane, Beau was as mysterious to me as second base (both in baseball and in the bedroom). He was older. Intimidating. Hot. Boys my age had chicken legs and chubby cheeks. Beau had calloused hands and a jaw cut from steel. Our interactions were scarce—mostly involving slight stalking on my end—and yet deep down, I desperately hoped he saw me as more of a potential lover than a lovesick loser.

Turns out, I was fooling myself. My fragile ego learned that lesson the hard way.

Now, ten years later, we’re both back in New Orleans, and guess who suddenly can’t take his eyes off little ol’ me.

My old friend, Mr. Fortier.

But things have changed. I’m older now—poised and confident. My ego wears a bulletproof vest. The butterflies that once filled my stomach have all perished.

When I was a teenager, Beau warned me to guard my heart.

Let’s hope he knows how to guard his.

Add THE BEAU & THE BELLE to your Goodreads list here!

THE BEAU & THE BELLE releases February 1st – you’ll be able to preorder your copy for .99c starting January 29th!

Keep an eye on R.S. Grey’s Facebook page for the link!

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Waiting on Wednesday [71]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.


There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.


Title: Taming Him
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publisher: Kennedy Fox Books, LLC
Publication date: January 30, 2018
Summary (via Goodreads): Introducing book 1 in the Bishop Brothers Series from a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the *USA Today* Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!

Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, panty-melting smirk.
His days on the ranch built his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He’s every girl’s wet fantasy. Oh, and he knows it too.
He doesn’t play by the rules of a playboy bachelor. He wines and dines his dates before giving them the best night of their lives, but he always sends flowers and calls the next day–Even if it’s to say, let’s just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all and this southern blood knows what being a gentleman is all about. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.

River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romance bliss, she finds out he’s married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. She’s tired of cheaters and liars and is set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there’s an all you can drink margarita bar, anyway?
That’s what she thinks until she bumps into just the right guy who can make all those memories disappear.

Two weeks on the beach is just what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans–One that’ll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

*A contemporary romance with a little southern drama. Each book features a different Bishop brother and can be read as a complete standalone.*

Why I Chose This Book:

I just love this cover! Don’t you? I enjoyed the first Kennedy Fox duet I read (Travis and Viola), and I can’t wait to read more from this duo of authors. I might try to read the second duet (Drew and Courtney) before this book comes out. The cover reveal with a giveaway, and more details, can be found here from earlier this week.


What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To



Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.


This week’s topic is Ten Books We Meant To Read In 2017 But Didn’t Get To (and totallyyyy plan to get to in 2018!!). This post was kind of depressing to write; I missed out on reading so many good books in 2017.



1. A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas  I had big plans to re-read the first two books before reading this. I only re-read book one. Now I’m making it a goal for 2018 to finally get this book read.

2. Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo  I was going to read this before the Grisha trilogy, but was told to read those first. I loved those books, and I’m disappointed in myself that I haven’t read this duology yet.

3. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – I’ve heard so many good things about this book, so I want to read it ASAP, especially before the movie comes out.

4. Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett – Jenn’s YA debut was so good, and I wanted to read this one as soon it was released, but then I didn’t (obviously). I might listen to the audiobook.

5. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli – Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky is one of my absolute favorites. So I need to make reading this one a priority.


6. By Your Side by Kasie West  I have a couple Kasie books to catch up on, and I’m super excited for this one. Stuck in a library? Heck yes.

7. Dating You / Hating You by Christina Lauren – This one sounds like The Hating Game, and that’s one of my absolute favorite books. Plus I’ve really loved Christina Lauren’s writing so far.

8. Lover Revealed by J.R. Ward – I was going to read this at the end of last year, but then I wasn’t reading much since I was visiting family.

9. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord – I love Emery’s writing, and I need to read this one ASAP. I’m sure it’ll be just as great as her other books.

10. Renegades by Marissa Meyer – The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa was great, and I can’t wait to read something else by her. I hope this is just as great.


Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?