Book: First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan

22859490First Time in Forever by Sarah Morgan

Publisher: HQN Books
Publish Date: February 24, 2015
Series: Puffin Island, Book 1
ISBN-13: 978-0373785049
Genre: Fiction – Contemporary, Romance

Synopsis: Windswept, isolated and ruggedly beautiful, Puffin Island is a haven for day-trippers and daydreamers alike. But this charming community has a way of bringing people together in the most unexpected ways…

It’s been a summer of firsts for Emily Donovan. From becoming a stand-in mom to her niece Lizzie to arriving on Puffin Island, her life has become virtually unrecognizable. Between desperately safeguarding Lizzie and her overwhelming fear of the ocean—which surrounds her everywhere she goes!—Emily has lost count of the number of “just breathe” pep talks she’s given herself. And that’s before charismatic local yacht club owner Ryan Cooper kisses her…

Ryan knows all about secrets. And it’s clear that newcomer Emily—with her haunted eyes and the little girl she won’t let out of her sight—is hiding from something besides the crazy chemistry between them. So Ryan decides he’s going to make it his personal mission to help her unwind and enjoy the sparks! But can Puffin Island work its magic on Emily and get her to take the biggest leap of trust of all—putting her heart in someone else’s hands?
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In My Mailbox is a weekly meme, started in 2008 by The Story Siren and inspired by Pop Culture Junkie. It gives bloggers a chance to showcase what books they received, bought, or borrowed from the library.

Happy Daylight Savings! I you were all able to change your clocks the night before and weren’t late to go anywhere today! If it wasn’t for social media, I think I would have forgotten all about changing the clock forward, this weekend. That would have been too bad, since I’m at the aquarium today! By the time you see this, I will be watching the biologists feeding the sharks. (I like sharks.)

This week, I received many books with gorgeous covers! I have MAJOR LOVE for Harlequin and HarlequinTeen this week. They have always been good to me, but especially so, this week. Okay, okay, enough about that. So let me stop rambling and let’s start talking books.

What did you get in your mailbox this week?

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Book: The Legacy of Eden

The Legacy of Eden by Nelle Davy

Publisher: MIRABooks
Publish Date: January 31, 2012
ISBN: 0778329550
ISBN-13: 9780778329558
Genre: Fiction – Adult
Buy: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | eBay | IndieBound | Harlequin

Synopsis: “To understand what it meant to be a Hathaway, you’d first have to see Aurelia.”

For generations, Aurelia was the crowning glory of more than three thousand acres of Iowa farmland and golden cornfields. The estate was a monument to matriarch Lavinia Hathaway’s dream to elevate the family name—no matter what relative or stranger she had to destroy in the process. It was a desperation that wrought the downfall of the Hathaways—and the once-prosperous farm.

Now the last inhabitant of the decaying old home has died—alone. None of the surviving members of the Hathaway family want anything to do with the farm, the land or the memories.

Especially Meredith Pincetti. Now living in New York City, for seventeen years Lavinia’s youngest grandchild has tried to forget everything about her family and her past. But with the receipt of a pleading letter, Meredith is again thrust into conflict with the legacy that destroyed her family’s once-great name. Back at Aurelia, Meredith must confront the rise and fall of the Hathaway family…and her own part in their mottled history.

“Our farm was like the world when people still thought it was flat. And when you left it, it was as if you had simply sailed too far and fallen off the surface into the void.” Continue reading

Book: The Iron Knight

The Iron Knight (Iron Fey, #4)The Iron Knight by Julie Kagawa

Publisher: HarlequinTeen
Publish Date: October 25, 2011
Series: Iron Fey #4
ISBN: 0373210361
ISBN-13: 9780373210367

Synopsis: Ash, former prince of the Winter Court, gave up everything. His title, his home, even his vow of loyalty. All for a girl… and all for nothing.

Unless he can earn a soul.

To cold, emotionless faery prince Ash, love was a weakness for mortals and fools. His own love had died a horrible death, killing any gentler feelings the Winter prince might have had. Or so he thought.

Then Meghan Chase—a half human, half fey slip of a girl— smashed through his barricades, binding him to her
irrevocably with his oath to be her knight. And when all of Faery nearly fell to the Iron fey, she severed their bond to save his life. Meghan is now the Iron Queen, ruler of a realm where no Winter or Summer fey can survive.

With the (unwelcome) company of his archrival, Summer Court prankster Puck, and the infuriating cait sith Grimalkin, Ash begins a journey he is bound to see through to its end— a quest to find a way to honor his solemn vow to stand by Meghan’s side.

To survive in the Iron realm, Ash must have a soul and a mortal body. But the tests he must face to earn these things are impossible. At least, no one has ever passed to tell the tale.

And then Ash learns something that changes everything. A truth that turns reality upside down, challenges his darkest beliefs and shows him that, sometimes, it takes more than courage to make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Book: Only Yours

Only Yours (Fool's Gold #5)Only Yours by Susan Mallery

Publisher: Harlequin
Publish Date: August 30, 2011
Series: Fool’s Gold #5
ISBN: 0373775946
ISBN-13: 9780373775941

Synopsis: Montana Hendrix has found her calling – working with therapy dogs. With a career she loves in a hometown she adores, she’s finally ready to look for her own happily ever after. Could one of her dogs help her find Mr. Right…or maybe Dr. Right?

Surgeon Simon Bradley prefers the sterility of the hospital to the messiness of real life, especially when real life includes an accident-prone mutt and a woman whose kisses make him want what he knows he can’t have. Scarred since childhood, he avoids emotional entanglement by moving from place to place to heal children who need his skillful touch. Can his growing feelings for Montana lead him to find a home in Fool’s Gold, or will he walk away, taking her broken heart with him?

“Warm, funny and sexy…a satisfying, rewarding read.” – Library Journal on Chasing Perfect
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Book Releases: August

August, to me, is the calm before the storm. It always seemed like there were many things to prepare for, in the month of August. August is when you acclimate your life to normalcy, back from vacations or nerd conventions and routine sleeping patterns. August is the month that I chose to stay indoors, for fear of indian summer’s heat temperatures and humidity.

Soon, my routine will go back to normal. Classes will start and there will be tests to study for, papers to be written, and I will forever dread the first day of class. Yes, I am over thirty, but there is still something to be said about that day.

Nevertheless, even though August is the end of summer, there is still time for some awesome reads. Want to know what else is great about August? It is the month that transitions into the big fall publishing season!

Until then, here are some of the books that I will be looking forward to this month.  Continue reading

Weekend Reads

There isn’t a convention this weekend where I have to compete with at least a hundred people at a time. There isn’t an epic movie being released, at least not one that I’m going to fanboy about. There isn’t a holiday, nor is there a large family party. Well, at least none that I know about. This weekend is just for me and my books.

I don’t really know if there will be more events to come, but I will definitely use this weekend to catch up on my reading. From this past week’s marathon of fun at Comic Con and the epic Harry Potter weekend, I am glad that things are slowly going back to normal. I received so many books from Comic Con, from NetGalley, from friends, and then to top it off, I was a glutton to punishment and visited the library!

I know, what was I thinking? You see, like many of you, I am obsessed with books. Regardless if it is a physical book or an ebook, I need to have them. You understand, don’t you? You understand this need to buy, borrow, get a book, with a gorgeous cover or from a fabulous author, despite your ever-growing to-be-read pile of shame? Which reminds me, I should post a picture of that.
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