Monday, February 29, 2016

{Book Review} Soulless (King, #4) by T.M. Frazier

From Goodreads

The finale to Bear and Thia's epic love story.

My Thoughts 
*Spoiler Free for this Book!*

3.5 "Crazy Bastard" Stars

Well, the Goodreads summary blows. :p  You can read my 4.5 star review of the first book in this couples' story, Lawless, by clicking here, but to recap the gist of the first book's storyline:

The third book in the King series focuses on Bear, the late 20s, roguishly sexy member of the MC Beach Bastards. When we first met Bear, he was hiding out from the head of the MC, who just so happens to be his father. After some unspeakably terribly events in book two, Bear is not the same man he used to be. He's laid down his cut and left the MC, drowning himself in booze, drugs, and women. 

Enter Thia Andrews. 
Thia first met Bear at the age of ten, in a rather unusual way. Now eighteen and wrongly accused of a sickening crime, Thia explodes back into Bear's life with the force of a hurricane. 
With the law closing in on Thia and the MC gunning for Bear, these two are riding the most intense, adrenaline-fueled roller coaster imaginable. 

In Soulless, we pick right back up and are thrown into chaos. With Bear's old MC splintering apart and loyalties going every which way, it's nearly impossible to know who to trust. Their wrath has now extended to Thia, and Bear will stop at nothing to stop it, even though it means going toe to toe with his own father.

This is the fourth book in the King series, and while you can start Lawless first, I would highly suggest reading in order.

It was far from a romance. But it was still a love story. 

I was so anxious for the next installment of Bear and Thia's story after the epic cliffhanger in Lawless. I immediately dived into this book, and devoured it in less than a day. It was fast paced, action packed, sexy and addictive.

T.M. Frazier has a way of making me like things I normally can't stand to read about, like:
Age gaps
Beards (I don't get this current beard craze! Stubble and scruff is great, but not a beard)
Motorcycle clubs
Extremely possessive men

Despite my dislike of them, I always enjoy it when Fraizer writes it!

Bear was as beautiful as he was hard. He was as complex as he was simple. He was both the storm and the calm. The fear and the solace. The rage and the peace.
My life and my love. 

The sex was hot, the pacing fast, the writing engaging and captivating. I couldn't wait to get back to reading it whenever I was forced to put it down. I love the rich Florida setting, the appearances of beloved characters, and the distinctive voice of both protagonists. 

Soulless had one of the most interesting side characters, a real mass of contradictions, and I can't wait to get her story. 

The series is a bit like an overly dramatic show or movie - a guilty pleasure you can't help but love, even though it can get a bit extreme sometimes.

This one fell a little flat for me in a few ways. The series has always been a tad over the top (in a good way!), but Soulless bordered on ridiculous on more than one occasion. I belong to the author's Facebook fan group, and I felt like there was a lot of fan pleasing in this book; almost like the author would've taken a slightly different road if not for the fans' murmurings. One rather big reveal really shouldn't have been possible with a subplot in a prior book, and it just so happened to be something the fans were most loud about. 

Love isn't about wanting a hero. It's about wanting to be one for the other person. 

Overall though, I did enjoy the book! I laughed, cringed, bawled like a baby and panted like a dog in heat. It was a smoking hot, addictive, wild ride, and set the scene for future books. I suggest trying this series!

- The Bibliophile Babe 

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to TRSoR Promotions and T.M. Frazier. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

The Sunday Post/It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hey, ladies!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. 

This week was slightly work heavier than it's been lately, with a couple early days, but that's okay. The weather was crazy earlier this week, going from 80 degrees one day to 60 degrees the next, with an enormous storm thrown in for good measure. It's now a gorgeous mid-60s and sunny!

I tried the first two episode of Outlander the other night. I'm not sure how I feel about it - I find the heroine annoying, the shooting/set quality poor, and some aspects of it incredibly dry (so many superfluous scenes!). I almost feel like I'm a good deal younger than the target audience, for some reason; almost like it's meant more for woman in their 40s rather than 20s. Maybe that's just me though?
That said, I was definitely intrigued. I wasn't expecting that much violence/gore or sex, which is always nice. ;) Both episodes ended on a cliffhanger. Oh, and kilts. Can't forget the kilts. I think I'll continue and see what I think!

I did pretty well on my steps this week, and even managed to hit 10,000 steps despite having horrible cramps this weekend. I missed one day of yoga, but that's okay. I really love listening to audiobooks while walking!

Sunday - 14,746
Monday - 17,768
Tuesday - 13,367
Wednesday - 15,133
Thursday - 11,885
Friday - 13,140
Saturday - 11,780

Total - 97,819

This Week's Recap

Coming Up

{Book Review} Soulless by T.M. Frazier

Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books to Read If You're in a Romance Mood

Waiting on Wednesday

Book Haul

Cover Lust, No. 15

Read This Week
3.5 stars!
Really conflicted on this one.
5 stars!
Love this series. Audiobook.
5 stars!
Another great addition to the series. Audiobook.

Currently Reading
This series is a lot slower/more political than most paranormal or urban fantasy, but I need a new PNR fix since I've gone through Night Huntress, Fever, Kate Daniels, Mercy Thompson and Charley Davidson!
Stupidly light and funny so far. 

What Will I Read Next?

- The Bibliophile Babe

Friday, February 26, 2016

{Audiobook Review} The Dirt on Ninth Grave by Darynda Jones

From Goodreads

In a small village in New York lives Jane Doe, a girl with no memory of who she is or where she came from. So when she is working at a diner and slowly begins to realize she can see dead people, she's more than a little taken aback. Stranger still are the people entering her life. They seem to know things about her. Things they hide with lies and half-truths. Soon, she senses something far darker. A force that wants to cause her harm, she is sure of it. Her saving grace comes in the form of a new friend she feels she can confide in and the fry cook, a devastatingly handsome man whose smile is breathtaking and touch is scalding. He stays close, and she almost feels safe with him around.

But no one can outrun their past, and the more lies that swirl around her—even from her new and trusted friends—the more disoriented she becomes, until she is confronted by a man who claims to have been sent to kill her. Sent by the darkest force in the universe. A force that absolutely will not stop until she is dead. Thankfully, she has a Rottweiler. But that doesn't help in her quest to find her identity and recover what she's lost. That will take all her courage and a touch of the power she feels flowing like electricity through her veins. She almost feels sorry for him. The devil in blue jeans. The disarming fry cook who lies with every breath he takes. She will get to the bottom of what he knows if it kills her. Or him. Either way.

My Thoughts

5 "I've loved you for a thousand and one" Stars

I started the Charley Davidson series last year while I was in an awful reading slump. I read the first four books, and then couldn't bring my slumpish self to finish it. The rest of the series sat on my TBR for months and months, and after finishing another popular paranormal series (Mercy Thompson), I was looking for something to fill the paranormal romance gap in my life. I decided to give Charley Davidson another try, and bought book 5 on audio.

Holy. Fucking. Hell. 

I can't believe I ever put this series down! It's hilarious, sexy, fast paced, engaging, and it has Reyes Farrow. That man...mmm. 

The audiobooks are amazing, too! I've been breezing through them all month, and I just finished The Dirt on Ninth Grave. It's one of my favorite books in the series, for too many reasons to list. 

While this book doesn't do too terribly much for the series' overall story arc, we did get some much needed character development, especially for Charley. With everything else out of the way, Charley really gets to see exactly who she is, rather than who circumstances have made her. I think it was a much needed wake up call to her; she's still reckless and incredibly caring for others, but she was much more aware of how things would affect her life while she did them. It was refreshing!

"Damn it." I wilted beside her, all my hopes and dreams of being a pimp dashed against the cruel rocks of reality. And an unwilling ho.

I loved getting to see the amazing cast of characters incognito, loved seeing Charley interact with them in a new way. Cookie still continues to be one of my all time favorite sidekicks.

"You could ask for the world, and then where would civilization be when I conquered it and laid it at your feet?"

I have to say that my favorite part was the Charley and Reyes interaction. The hurt sadness, the confusion, the love, the heat and the hope between them gave me all the feels. I loved getting to see them fall for each other all over again. 

Lorelei King did a fantastic job narrating, as usual. Her voice is fun and engaging, in a way that brings the characters to life, rather than just reading the story. She has a distinctive voice for each character, and is great at conveying emotions. 
While I didn't care for her narrating Mercy Thompson's story, I can't imagine anyone else as Charley, and look forward to listening to more from her! Funny how you can love a narrator, just not for a specific character.

Overall, this was another great installment in a favorite series. I can't wait for The Curse of Tenth Grave in June!

- The Bibliophile Babe 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

TBR Thursday, No. 1

Kimberly @ Kimberlyfaye Reads started a new weekly feature that I'm excited to join in! This feature is to showcase what's on your to be read shelf (or eReader, or Audible library) and see what others think of it. Have you read it? Should I read it or put it back on the shelf? It's a way to dust off the books on your self and decide if they're worth reading!

The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Ella and Micha have been best friends since they were kids. But one tragic night shatters their friendship and their lives forever.

Ella used to be a rule-breaker with fiery attitude who wore her heart on her sleeve. But she left everything behind when she went to college and transformed into someone that follows the rules, keeps everything together, and hides all her problems. But now it's summer break and she has nowhere else to go but home. 

Ella fears everything she worked so hard to bury might resurface, especially with Micha living right next door. If Micha tries to tempt the old her back, she knows that it will be hard to resist.

Micha is sexy, smart, confident, and can get under Ella’s skin like no one else can. He knows everything about her, including her darkest secrets. And he’s determined to bring his best friend, and the girl he loves back, no matter what it takes. 

I've heard good things about this author, and I'm kinda a sucker for new adult. Friends to lovers stories are my kryptonite, too!
Have you read it? How did you like it?

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking The Spine and is a fun way to see what books other bloggers just can't wait to get their hands on!

Porn Star by Laurelin Page and Sierra Simone - March 8th

You know me.

Come on, you know you do.

Maybe you pretend you don’t. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the word porn in your presence.

But the truth is that you do know me.

Everybody knows Logan O’Toole, world famous porn star.

Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I’m doing things that aren’t like me—like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again.

With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O’Toole isn’t the guy I thought he was.

So maybe I'm not the guy you thought I was either.

It's called Porn Star. Enough said.

Okay, in all seriousness, Sierra Simone is my favorite smut author, and this sounds too hilarious to pass up! 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Top Ten Tuesday: 7 Books I've Recently Enjoyed That Aren't My Norm

Hey, everyone!

It's time for The Broke and The Bookish's Top Ten Tuesday! This week's topic is 10 books you've recently (past year or so) enjoyed that weren't your normal genre/were out of your comfort zone. Fun topic!

I tend to stick to romance almost exclusively, mostly contemporary or paranormal, with a splash of urban fantasy and maybe a tad bit of mystery or suspense. Looking further into that, I tend to stick to female POV or dual POV, and books written within the last 5-10 years or so, and they have happy endings.

..... Wow, that sounds kinda pathetic, haha! Good thing there's plenty to choose from within those parameters. ;)

That said, I do sometimes step outside my comfort zones. In no particular order, these are my top books outside of my comfort zone! It's an early work day today, so I didn't get in the full 10. Damn.

7. Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma 
She is pretty and talented - sweet sixteen and never been kissed. 
He is seventeen; gorgeous and on the brink of a bright future. And now they have fallen in love. But... they are brother and sister.

Seventeen-year-old Lochan and sixteen-year-old Maya have always felt more like friends than siblings. Together they have stepped in for their alcoholic, wayward mother to take care of their three younger siblings. As defacto parents to the little ones, Lochan and Maya have had to grow up fast. And the stress of their lives—and the way they understand each other so completely—has also also brought them closer than two siblings would ordinarily be. 
So close, in fact, that they have fallen in love. 
Their clandestine romance quickly blooms into deep, desperate love. They know their relationship is wrong and cannot possibly continue. And yet, they cannot stop what feels so incredibly right. As the novel careens toward an explosive and shocking finale, only one thing is certain: a love this devastating has no happy ending. 

My god, this book destroyed me. Forbidden is without a doubt the saddest, most heartbreaking book I've ever read. It was intense, gorgeously written, enthralling and gut wrenching. 
The topic of incest is uncomfortable (to put it very lightly), and I was hesitant to pick up this book, despite its glowing reviews.
Despite my misgivings, I was blown away by story. That's what it was, even though the topic wouldn't make me think that. I was expected to be repulsed by their relationship, but I wasn't. At all. I was rooting for them by the end of the novel, and that's another thing to push me so far out of my comfort zone it wasn't even funny. 
It doesn't have a happy ending, but I am very glad to have read it. Gorgeous 5 star read. 

6. The Hallowed Ones by Laura Bickle
If your home was the last safe place on earth, would you let a stranger in? 

In this captivating thriller, an Amish settlement is the last safe haven in a world plagued by an unspeakable horror…

Katie is on the verge of her Rumspringa, the time in Amish life when teenagers are free to experience non-Amish culture before officially joining the church. But before Rumspringa arrives, Katie’s safe world starts to crumble. It begins with a fiery helicopter crash in the cornfields, followed by rumors of massive unrest and the disappearance of huge numbers of people all over the world. Something is out there...and it is making a killing.

Unsure why they haven’t yet been attacked, the Amish Elders make a decree: No one goes outside their community, and no one is allowed in. But when Katie finds a gravely injured young man lying just outside the boundary of their land, she can’t leave him to die. She refuses to submit to the Elder’s rule and secretly brings the stranger into her community—but what else is she bringing in with him?

I don't tend to read much horror, because I'm a wuss and don't enjoy sleeping with the lights on (it's a sad truth), but this book was great!
Gritty, freaky as hell, unique and engaging, and had just enough romance to keep me happy. The Amish setting was interesting, too!

5. Legend by Marie Lu
What was once the western United States is now home to the Republic, a nation perpetually at war with its neighbors. Born into an elite family in one of the Republic's wealthiest districts, fifteen-year-old June is a prodigy being groomed for success in the Republic's highest military circles. Born into the slums, fifteen-year-old Day is the country's most wanted criminal. But his motives may not be as malicious as they seem.

From very different worlds, June and Day have no reason to cross paths - until the day June's brother, Metias, is murdered and Day becomes the prime suspect. Caught in the ultimate game of cat and mouse, Day is in a race for his family's survival, while June seeks to avenge Metias's death. But in a shocking turn of events, the two uncover the truth of what has really brought them together, and the sinister lengths their country will go to keep its secrets.

Full of nonstop action, suspense, and romance, this novel is sure to move readers as much as it thrills.
I'm not a big young adult fan, and I'm not a big dystopian fan. The Legend trilogy was a wild ride of an exception! 
While the ending of the last book annoyed me, I really enjoyed this series. It's so fast paced, engaging, with great characters and a lovely romance. 

4. The Awakening of Ivy Leavold
Yorkshire, 1879

I am alone...

When Ivy Leavold is left destitute by her brother’s death, she is taken in by her cousin’s brooding, tortured widower—Julian Markham. Handsome and possessive, it’s not long before Ivy falls for him. But Mr. Markham has dark secrets, secrets that may put Ivy in danger...

I am afraid...

As Ivy unravels the mystery surrounding her cousin’s death, she falls deeper and deeper in love with Julian, who opens her body and her mind to his indomitable will. But even as he draws pleasure and desire from her night after night, Ivy can’t shake the feeling that their passionate affair may end in violence…

And I'm completely his.


The Awakening of Ivy Leavold is the first book in the Markham Hall Trilogy.

If there's one genre I don't read, it's historical. I just don't like it. I'm also not huge on the kinda-sorta BDSM relationship thing. I will gladly put that aside for this Markham Hall series. 
Y'all know I'm a slut for smut, and this is some good shit right here. By the same author as Priest, this book was incredibly sexy, addictive, and just...delicious. Even the non-porn scenes were well written and enjoyable.

3. Lawless by T.M. Frazier 
Thia is prim and proper.
Bear is leather and lawless.
It will never work between them.
It's a lie they almost believe...

It is necessary to first read King and Tyrant to fully enjoy Lawless.

I don't like motorcycle club stories. They're like the male version of sorority girls, just with guns. I don't like total dick men. I don't like insta-love. I don't like over the top drama.
But this? I don't know how Frazier does this, but she makes that all so enjoyable.  

2. Donners of The Dead by Karina Halle
***A Standalone Horror Romance***

A note about this book: Donners of the Dead is set in 1851 – couples were often thrust into marriage together with short courtships, racism was widespread and not overly frowned upon, and women had little to no rights. What wouldn't fly in today's day and age was unfortunately the norm back then - it is worth keeping that in mind when reading this book.

Jake McGraw was unlike anyone I’d ever known. He was brash, rude, unapologetic and arrogant; chauvinistic, close-minded, and terribly stubborn. He was built like a tree, tall with a hard chest and wide shoulders and hands that looked like they could wrestle a bear. He was a cigar-chomping, scruffy-faced, beast of a man. I was pretty sure I hated him. And I know he hated me. But among the flesh-eating monsters in these snow-capped mountains, he was the only thing keeping me alive 

The year is 1851 and pioneers in search of California gold are still afraid to travel on the same route as the tragic Donner party did years before. When the last wagon train to go into the Sierra Nevada mountains fails to arrive at their destination, Eve Smith, an 18-year old half-native girl with immense tracking skills is brought along with the search party, headed by an enigmatic former Texas Ranger, Jake McGraw.

What they find deep in the dangerous snow-covered terrain is a terrifying consequence of cannibalism, giving new meaning to the term “monster.” While the search party is slowly picked off, one by one, Eve must learn to trust Jake, who harbors more than a few secrets of his own, in order to survive and prevent the monstrosities from reaching civilization.

***This is NOT New Adult***

Horror and historical and zombies and beards, these are a few of my least favorite things!
If this was written by anyone else, I'd've passed it over. Since Karina Halle is my favorite author though, I picked it up on vacation in May. And I blew through it in a day. 4.5 star, really fucking creepy favorite!

1. Painted Faces by L.H. Cosway
Come forth with an open mind, for an unconventional tale of love..

Dublin native Freda Wilson considers herself to be an acquired taste. She has a habit of making offensive jokes and speaking her mind too often. She doesn't have the best track record with first impressions, which is why she gets a surprise when her new neighbour Nicholas takes a shine to her.

Nicholas is darkly handsome, funny and magnetic, and Freda feels like her black and white existence is plunged into a rainbow of colour when she's around him. When he walks into a room he lights it up, with his quick wit and charisma. He is a travelling cabaret performer, but Freda doesn't know exactly what that entails until the curtains pull back on his opening night.

She is gob-smacked and entirely intrigued to see him take to the stage in drag. Later on, Nicholas asks her if she would like to become his show assistant. Excited by the idea, she jumps at the chance. Soon she finds herself immersed in a world of wigs, make-up and high heels, surrounded by pretty men and the temptation of falling for her incredibly beautiful employer.

In this story of passion and sexual discovery, Nicholas and Freda will contend with jealousy, emotional highs and lows, and the kind of love that only comes around once in a lifetime.

Drag queen romance...there's three words I never saw strung together before. This book was weird, not going to lie, but strangely enjoyable!

Monday, February 22, 2016

Teeny Little Book Haul

Hey, ladies!

I have another book haul for you! I swear, I just can't help myself. Unlike the last one, this one is actually quite reasonable. ;)

I'm addicted to this series on audio. Charley cracks me up, and Lorelei King brings her to life.
I don't know what I'll do after I read the 9th book, aside from impatiently waiting for the 10th. I've kinda gone through all the big paranormal/urban fantasy series (Cat, Kate, Mercy, Charley). Suggestions??

From New York Times Bestselling Author, Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Sharing a summer house with a hot-as-hell roommate should be a dream come true, right?

Not when it’s Justin…the only person I’d ever loved…who now hates me.

When my grandmother died and left me half of the house on Aquidneck Island, there was a catch: the other half would go to the boy she helped raise.

The same boy who turned into the teenager whose heart I broke years ago.

The same teenager who’s now a man with a hard body and a hardass personality to match.

I hadn’t seen him in years, and now we’re living together because neither one of us is willing to give up the house.

The worst part? He didn’t come alone.

I’d soon realize there’s a thin line between love and hate. I could see through that smug smile. Beneath it all…the boy is still there. So is our connection.

The problem is…now that I can’t have Justin, I’ve never wanted him more.

Author's note – RoomHate is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

I have a love/hate relationship with this author. He books are always enjoyable and fun, but the writing and world building tends to be lazy. We'll see with this one!

The Fates are cackling their bony asses off…

It’s been a year since Seth made the deal with the gods that pledged his life to them. And so far, the jobs they’ve given him have been violent and bloody–which is kind of all right with him. But now Apollo has something else in mind for Seth. He’s got to play protector while keeping his hands and fingers off, and for someone who really has a problem with restraint, this new assignment might be the most challenging yet.

Josie has no idea what this crazy hot guy’s deal might be, but it’s a good bet that his arrival means the new life she started after leaving home is about to be thrown into an Olympian-sized blender turned up to puree. Either Josie is going insane or a nightmare straight out of ancient myth is gunning for her.

But it might be the unlikely attraction simmering between her and the golden-eyed, secret-keeping Seth that may prove to be the most dangerous thing of all.

Because history has once again been flipped to repeat.

Book 1 in the new adult paranormal TITAN series, spin-off to the best selling COVENANT series.

It's only $0.99 right now!

He’s a player in more ways than one…

College junior John Logan can get any girl he wants. For this hockey star, life is a parade of parties and hook-ups, but behind his killer grins and easygoing charm, he hides growing despair about the dead-end road he’ll be forced to walk after graduation. A sexy encounter with freshman Grace Ivers is just the distraction he needs, but when a thoughtless mistake pushes her away, Logan plans to spend his final year proving to her that he’s worth a second chance.

Now he’s going to need to up his game…

After a less than stellar freshman year, Grace is back at Briar University, older, wiser, and so over the arrogant hockey player she nearly handed her V-card to. She’s not a charity case, and she’s not the quiet butterfly she was when they first hooked up. If Logan expects her to roll over and beg like all his other puck bunnies, he can think again. He wants her back? He’ll have to work for it. This time around, she’ll be the one in the driver’s seat…and she plans on driving him wild.

Sounds intriguing!

The real hero of this story is dead. You should have met him. He was a beautiful man. The love of my life. I didn’t deserve him.

Now what’s left are the jagged edges of the person I am without him, and what I have to do to get by. This isn’t even a story about love. Not really. It’s a twisted tale of revenge and hate—a happily never after.

The only man in my life now is the one I have to kill.

I’m Savvy Raine.

I used to be a wife.

I used to be a mother.

Now I am the Revenger.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Sunday Post/It's Monday, What Are You Reading?

Hey, everyone!

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It’s a chance to share news. A post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead. It's Monday, What Are You Reading is a fun weekly meme hosted by Kathryn at The Book Date where we share what we've read and reviewed over the past week and what we plan to read next. 

Another fairly quite week around here! It's steadily climbing towards the "it's-too-fucking-hot-oh-my-god-Imma-kill-someone-if-they-touch-me"temperatures, also know as the mid 70s. I want to move!

I know have Netflix, though I've yet to watch it. Anyone have any suggestions?

A decent step and yoga week!

Sunday - 12,538
Monday - 11,951
Tuesday - 18,870
Wednesday - 11,017
Thursday - 17,655
Friday - 14,003
Saturday - 14,666

Total - 100,710


Luke Cawley is a broken man. After his wife's tragic death, he lost everything that mattered in the world. Now, his life is filled with hard days, harder nights, and a steady stream of alcohol and the wrong kind of women. Nothing helps.

Until the letters arrive on Luke's doorstep.

Nine envelopes. Nine messages. Nine chances to find his way back.

Rae Goode is looking for the real thing. After fighting her way out of a string of bad relationships, she's ready for something different--something true.
She meets Luke while piecing her life together, and right away she can tell that he's different. Drawn together by fate and the desire to heal, Rae and Luke discover new ways to mend their broken hearts--one letter at a time.

Discover Blake Austin's debut novel of loss, redemption, and ever-enduring love.
The finale to Bear and Thia's epic love story.

This Week's Recap

Coming Up*

5 Bookish Confessions OR A Bitty Bookhaul

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Books I've Loved That Have Been Out of My Comfort Zone

Waiting On Wednesday 

TBR Thursday

{Book Review} 9 Letters by Blake Austin

Read This Week
3 stars!
A hyped book that fell incredibly flat for me. 
4-4.5 stars!
A beautiful, raw, potent second chance love story!
5 stars!
Another hilarious, wild ride!
5 stars!
A reread favorite. It took me a long while to like this narrator, but now I can't imagine anyone else reading it.

Currently Reading
Just started this audiobook, but enjoying it as usual. 
25% or so into this, and I'm feeling the calm before the storm. Can't wait!

What Will I Read Next?