WWW Wednesday – MARCH 13, 2019

Dear book-lovers,
Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme is hosted by Taking on a World of Words. The idea of this meme is to answer three W questions, which are: What are you currently reading? What did you recently finish reading? What do you think you’ll read next? *Note. Click on the book’s title to add it to your Goodreads shelf.

CURRENTLY READING:

Last night I started reading an ARC of YA contemporary romance – The Boyfriend Bid by Jodie Andrefski. I’m 50% into the book and so far I’m not too much excited, it’s nothing like I expected. I thought it will be funny, light and fluffy read but it’s not. I’m just mostly feel bored with this story. Hopefully, it will get better soon.

the boyfriend bidSarah Campbell’s never bid in her high school’s charity auction to win a date with one of the school’s hottest guys. And she’s certainly not going to start now––when she’s still hurting over a bad breakup. The absolute last thing she’d ever do is bid on Mr. Ego himself, Chance DuPont.

Chance just wanted to help out a worthy cause, not get roped into not one but six dates with someone who seemingly can’t stand him. But when Sarah’s friends bid on him on her behalf, that’s exactly where he ends up. Now a local blog is covering the story by following them on all their dates, too?

Seems like everyone loves a good love story––except the two living it.

RECENTLY FINISHED:

Since last Wednesday I have read 4 novels and 2 novellas. A dark and morally a bit twisted romance thriller Convict Me (The Rossi Crime Family, #1) by J.L. Beck, Cassandra Hallman. It was an entertaining and thrilling read. My main issue was the heroine, as she was not very likable, just too naive, weak, kind of crybaby and not that realistic. The male MC was a protective alpha male and kind of a scary criminal, which was a bit different from your usual heroes in romance books, but that was the fun part. So I enjoyed this story, but it wasn’t as good as the second book – Protect Me. But I have to warn you as this book is not for everyone because of the dark romance themes. (3.75 stars)

convict meThe day I meet Hero Miller I know he’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met before. Sheltered and raised around no one but my family all my life his darkness draws me in.

He was raised with violence, it oozes from deep within him.
I was raised by the bible my naiveness to save him proving just that.

He scares me, and excites me all at once. He’s obsessed and guarded.
He protects me, and hurts me. He pushes and I pull, but only because he doesn’t think he’s good enough.

His warnings are clear. He tells me about his past, and the people he’s killed. He tells me about the things he wants to do to me…about the things he will do if I stay.

The goodness in me wants to cure the stain of dark on his heart, but I’m not strong enough. The closer I get to Hero the further I get dragged into his darkness and eventually it starts to swallow me whole.

Murder. Crime. Money. Sex. It surrounds us, and when Hero’s past comes barreling towards us it won’t be him that pays the ultimate price..it will be me.

Afterwards, I was still in the mood for some dark romance, so I read a prequel novella for a new romance thriller series – Lured by Lies (Truth or Lies #0.5) by Ella Miles. This was an intriguing and dark beginning, so I kind of enjoyed it 🙂 (3.5 stars)

lured by liesI’m heir to an empire, all I have to do is pass one final test.
Assassinate my target.
Easy.
I have no problem killing to survive.
No problem bringing my enemies to their judgment day.
But then, I see her.
She can’t be my mark.
She’s definitely not my enemy.
This has to be a mistake.
Because all I want is to make her mine, screw the consequences.
And the consequences are severe…

Next I enjoyed a fun and quick contemporary romance readMarried by Mistake (Alphalicious Billionaires Book 1) by Lindsey Hart. It had some angst, humor and steamy moments. Would I have wanted more from it, yes, but still I was entertained and didn’t get bored, just a tad bit annoyed by the female MC. (3.5 stars)

married by mistakeWhat do you do when you wake up in bed next to an Adonis god with a wedding band on your finger and no recollections of the night before?

Except for maybe one single memory where you lost a hand of cards to the sexy stranger and agreed to marry him. Seriously, how drunk was I?!

Well, whatever the case, you sure as hell do not agree to stay married to the Greek God and be his wife!

I mean what if he had a crooked dick or something. There was bound to be a catch, right?

Because why the hell would he want the plain-Jane-ME as his wife?

Ah, he did say he needed to get married and it would save him all the work of actually having to find someone, date them, propose, and go through months of wedding planning.

But like how the freaking hell is that a valid reason?!

Well, he did ask for a weekend to prove to me that we were perfect for each other. Should I agree? Especially when my body was reacting all on its own and going into instant combustion every time he touched me.

Hey Loves, this is the first book in the new series Alphalicious Billionaires. Come meet those sexy men loaded with more than that cash package and so ready to claim their not-so-reluctant heroine. Each book is a standalone and can be read in any order. And don’t forget, we are team HEA all the way! 

It looks like this has been an adult romance week, as the next book was again a contemporary romance. The new book by one of my favourite romance authors – Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey. As usually I enjoyed this book a lot. It was sweet, charming, entertaining, and cute story with little drama and lots of fun. Her books just light your heart and lets you fall in love again and again 🙂 (4.25 stars)

make me badA full-length STANDALONE romantic comedy from USA TODAY bestselling author R.S. Grey.

I was issued a warning: stay away from Ben Rosenberg.

As Clifton Cove’s resident “king”, he thinks he’s entitled to anyone and anything.

The trouble is, I’ve spent my whole life following the rules and playing it safe. I know what it feels like to be the good girl. I’m the police chief’s daughter and a librarian—for adorable children, no less. My wardrobe consists of colorful sundresses and baggy jeans. I might as well have a Post-it stuck to my forehead that reads: Yup, she’s a virgin.

An all-nighter with a fictional hunk is about as exciting as my life gets, until one day, fate decides to take pity on me and shove me straight into the path of Mr. Off-Limits himself.

Oof.

Just as I suspected, every inch of him promises to be my demise. Up close, he’s tall, menacing, dangerously handsome—the type of man who’s never spent a single moment worrying about the opinions of others. A well-behaved girl would do as she’s told and avoid him at all costs, but I’m overdue for a little rebellion.

No more Friday nights sprawled out on the couch in my comfiest pajamas. No more wishing I had the courage to misbehave.

Everyone thinks Ben is going to ruin me.
They think he’ll chew me up and spit me out.

Well, Ben…go ahead.
Tempt me. Taunt me.
Make me bad.

MAKE ME BAD is a full-length romantic comedy. For a limited time, I’ve also included an excerpt from my bestselling romantic comedy A PLACE IN THE SUN!

I read The Wicked King on 1st of March and still can’t stop thinking about it, so to make myself better by returning to this amazing world, I finally read The Lost Sisters (The Folk of the Air #1.5) by Holly Black. This novella was just so beautifully written that I could only loved it a lot. It was short but wonderful story. (5 stars)

the lost sistersSometimes the difference between a love story and a horror story is where the ending comes . . .

While Jude fought for power in the Court of Elfhame against the cruel Prince Cardan, her sister Taryn began to fall in love with the trickster, Locke.

Half-apology and half-explanation, it turns out that Taryn has some secrets of her own to reveal.

The Lost Sisters is a companion e-novella to the New York Times bestselling novel The Cruel Prince by master writer Holly Black

And just yesterday I finished reading first book in the new YA fantasy series – Slayer (Slayer #1) by Kiersten White. So I was entertained for the most part, I just wanted to see a bit more of training and demon/vampire fighting scenes, but otherwise I was simply happy to be back in Buffy verse. I loved Buffy when I was a teen and I still do. This book made me even start to re-watch for the tenths time Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV show. As a big Buffy fan, I was not happy at how much Nina hated Buffy and all things slayers, even though, I understand where she is coming from, but still…there should have been less of that hate. I was a bit disappointed but at the same time I enjoyed reading this story, with some danger and twists, that I actually kind off did see coming. (3.75 stars)

slayerInto every generation a Slayer is born…

Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It’s hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher’s Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina’s mother is a prominent member of the Watcher’s Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic.

Until the day Nina’s life changes forever.

Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina’s father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she’s the last Slayer, ever. Period.

As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there’s plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina’s dreams…

But it’s not until bodies start turning up that Nina’s new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next.

One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard.

READING NEXT:

Honestly, at the moment I have no idea what I’m going to read next, so let’s just see what I’ll be in the mood for 😉

Tell me in comments – What books have you recently read, are currently reading or plan to read next? You can also share your WWW post link here in comments 😉

Happy reading,
Lady of Bookland

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