Waiting On Wednesday (314) Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe by Jocelynn Drake



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.


Published November 21st 2017

Synopsis from Goodreads:

John Sullivan is escaping to Denver. Even with a massive snow storm on his heels, he plans to hide away in his cabin in the mountains and ignore Christmas. It’ll be just him and a bottle of whiskey until the new year when he must return to Cincinnati for his best friend’s wedding.

At least, that’s the plan until he runs into Oz at the airport.

Oz … the man who should have been just a fling. The man who was fun and laughs but quickly turned into so much more before he completely kicked John out of his life.

Oz who desperately needs his help…

John is ready to leave Oz stranded at the Denver airport in the coming blizzard, but he finds himself possibly staring down at the reason Oz pushed him away, and John can’t say no.

Second chances don’t come around often, but John is willing to fight for one with Oz.

This book was released yesterday, and it's waiting for me on my Kindle. I just read this author's Christmas novella from last year, Walking on Thin Ice, and I really enjoyed it. So I'm hoping that I love Ice, Snow, & Mistletoe just as much! Who doesn't love a good Christmas novella?

What are you waiting on this week?
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Waiting On Wednesday (313) Final Fall (Lock & Mori #3) by Heather W. Petty



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.


Expected publication: November 28th 2017 by Simon & Schuster Books for Young

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Mori is out for revenge. Imprisoned in the English countryside, with her brothers held as leverage, she’s never felt angrier or more helpless. When an opportunity for escape arises, Mori takes it and flees back to the streets of London, where she is finally able to plot the demise of her recently freed father and his cohorts.

But after a bittersweet reunion with Lock, she discovers that he may not be the ally he once was. In the face of blackmail, threats, and Lock’s noble attempts to thwart her crusade, Mori has an impossible decision to make.

Can Mori wash the blood from her hands and walk away? Or will her final fall from grace be the end of everyone she loves?

I am SO bad at staying on track and actually reading my tbr and my WoW picks. I'm always finding something else that I'd rather read NOW, so I push everything else back. That's why I almost completely cut out arcs. I can't force myself to read something that I'm not in the mood for.

I'm happy to report that I read my WoW pick from last week! I was all sorts of excited when it was released unexpectedly, so of course I bought it right away and read it. Sigh.

What are you waiting on this week?


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Review: Tequila Sunrise (Agents Irish and Whiskey #4) by Layla Reyne



Published November 13, 2017 by Carina Press
Page Count: 120
Genre: Romance, Suspense

Synopsis from Goodreads:

True love perseveres in this Agents Irish and Whiskey spin-off novella from author Layla Reyne.

Former FBI agent Melissa “Mel” Cruz spent years skirting the line between life and death, knowing the next assignment might be her last. Back from overseas and eager to enjoy life outside the Bureau, she's ready to give Danny Talley a Christmas Eve he'll never forget.

A proven asset in high stakes missions, Danny's known for having the skill and brains to get the job done. When the Talley Flag Ship is hijacked during the company holiday party, he’ll do anything to save his family, his love, and everything they’ve all worked so hard to build. But their enemies have a secondary protocol—leave no survivors—and that plan is already in play.

Navigating through a tangled web of lies and betrayal, Mel and Danny race against the clock to retake the ship before their future goes up in flames. As the seconds tick down, they're forced to face their greatest fear—losing each other.



I really loved the Agents Irish and Whiskey series, so of course I was excited to read Tequila Sunrise. It really was wonderful to catch up with all of the characters again, especially Jamie and Aidan, even though they didn't have much 'together' time in this novella.

I loved getting a first hand look at how Mel and Danny's relationship turned out. They made such a lovely pair, and they worked so well together. It was great seeing what a long term relationship would be like between them. The flashback scenes were a nice way to fill in the gaps in Mel and Danny's relationship, but I have to admit that they pulled me out of the current story too often.

The hijacking plot brought a lot of danger and thrills to my favorite characters on Christmas Eve. I think this action packed story is a perfect addition to the series. I only wish it had been longer.

I'm looking forward to reading more of this series. I particularly need some Nic and Cam action!


**ARC provided by the publisher and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review**

My Rating: 4 Stars
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Waiting On Wednesday (312) Halloween is Murder by Josh Lanyon



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.


Published October 30th 2017 by JustJoshin Publishing, Inc.


Synopsis from Goodreads:

When his enigmatic partner takes off on an annual fishing trip, City of Angeles gumshoe Barry Fitzgerald is left to handle an All Hallows’ Eve kidnapping case on his own.

The victim? A murdered millionaire’s penny-pinching son and heir. The culprit? That’s where it gets tricky. According to the missing man’s sister, vampires are behind Patrick O’Flaherty’s disappearance.

Barry doesn’t believe in ghosts, goblins or vampires, but when the case goes—literally—to hell…well, who you gonna call?

I've been watching and waiting for this author to come out with a new book. But without any official release dates, the waiting is just so hard! I had to resort to rereading her Dangerous Ground Series just last week! I've still got a long wait before that series has a new book.

She released Halloween is Murder last week in the middle of my reread-athon, and it somehow slipped my notice. (AND she updated her blog to reflect new, new tentative pub dates on the other 8, yes 8, books that I have been waiting on.)

No matter, I'm still going to read Halloween is Murder next. Yay me!

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Review: A Reason To Believe by Diana Copland



Published October 22nd 2012 by Carina Press
Page Count: 217
Genre: M/M, Paranormal, Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Detective Matthew Bennett doesn't believe in ghosts. So when the spirit of a murdered child leads him to her body, he's shaken to the core--and taken off the case. Unable to explain his vision, or to let go of the investigation, Matthew turns to renowned medium Kiernan Fitzpatrick. Though he has doubts about Kiernan's claims to communicate with the dead, Matt is nevertheless drawn to the handsome psychic, who awakens feelings he thought were long-buried.

Haunted by the lingering spirit of the little girl, Kiernan is compelled to aid in the search for her killer. The chance to get closer to the enigmatic Matt is an unexpected bonus. Although Kiernan's been betrayed by people who turned out to be more interested in his fame than in himself, with Matt he's willing to risk his heart. As the two men grow closer, Kiernan helps Matt rediscover that life offers no guarantees--but love offers a reason to believe...

Well, this was certainly disappointing. The story didn't work for me for many reasons - I thought the mystery aspect was lacking, I never felt a connection between Kiernan and Matt, and I didn't really like their 'romance'.

My first impression of Kiernan was that he was a bit smarmy, so I never warmed up to him. I really liked Matt, though. I thought he was a great guy that deserved some happiness, and I liked that he felt compelled to do the right thing.

This book wasn't terrible, but there wasn't much that I liked about it. There were too many little things that bothered me, and they hampered my enjoyment.

Honestly, if you want to read a good M/M paranormal romance that has likable characters, go read P.S. I Spook You by S.E. Harmon.

My Rating: 2.5 Stars

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Waiting On Wednesday (311) Haven by Mary Lindsey



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.


Expected publication: November 7th 2017 by Entangled Publishing

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Rain Ryland has never belonged anywhere, He’s used to people judging him for his rough background, his intimidating size, and now, his orphan status. He’s always been on the outside, looking in, and he’s fine with that. Until he moves to New Wurzburg and meets Friederike Burkhart.

Freddie isn’t like normal teen girls, though. And someone wants her dead for it. Freddie warns he’d better stay far away if he wants to stay alive, but Rain’s never been good at running from trouble. For the first time, Rain has something worth fighting for, worth living for. Worth dying for.

I only recently discovered Haven. I haven't read anything else by this author, but this book sounds really good. I'm kind of hoping it's more paranormal than fantasy, but I wonder what it really is?

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Waiting On Wednesday (310) Fragments of the Lost by Megan Miranda



Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly event, previously hosted by Breaking The Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we are eagerly anticipating.

This my favorite day of the week because I love sharing and discovering new books.


Expected publication: November 14th 2017 by Crown Books for Young Readers

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Jessa Whitworth knew she didn’t belong in her ex-boyfriend Caleb’s room. But she couldn’t deny that she was everywhere—in his photos, his neatly folded T-shirts, even the butterfly necklace in his jeans pocket…the one she gave him for safe keeping on that day.

His mother asked her to pack up his things—even though she blames Jessa for his accident. How could she say no? And maybe, just maybe, it will help her work through the guilt she feels about their final moments together.

But as Jessa begins to box up the pieces of Caleb’s life, they trigger memories that make Jessa realize their past relationship may not be exactly as she remembered. And she starts to question whether she really knew Caleb at all.

Each fragment of his life reveals a new clue that propels Jessa to search for the truth about Caleb’s accident. What really happened on the storm-swept bridge?

I read this author's earlier YA books, so I figured I would give Fragments of the Lost a go. I've been meaning to read her 2 adult suspense/thriller books, All The Missing Girls and The Perfect Stranger, but I haven't gotten around to them yet.

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Review: WILD by Adrienne Wilder



WILD by Adrienne Wilder
Published September 1, 2017
Page Count: 326
Genre: M/M, Romance

Synopsis from Goodreads:

August Vallory had it all. A modeling career, a man he loved, and the extended family he’d acquired in the business. Then the world he knew was torn away when the plane he was on crashed en route to a photo shoot.

Lost in the Alaskan wilderness, August doesn’t stand a chance.

No sane man would choose to live in the Alaskan bush unless he had something to hide. And Keegan Brooks has secrets darker than night, more dangerous than wolves, more brutal than an Alaskan winter.

Every day was a fight for his life until he stumbled upon a downed plane with a lone survivor. Now it’s no longer just Keegan’s life teetering on the edge of survival.

It’s his heart.


I ended up having mixed feelings about Wild. It started off really intense, but things went sideways for me after that. I guess I just expected more to happen during the story. It took me a bit of time to get through the book because it slowed down in the middle. Also, the setting didn't change, so I got a little bored.

August and Keegan were likable, yet a little bland, and I never really connected with either one. I did admire their strength, tenacity, and resourcefulness though. I know I certainly wouldn't want to test my own survival skills the way they did!

What bothered me the most about August and Keegan's relationship was it seemed that their feelings for each other only developed due to proximity and necessity. They literally couldn't live without the other. So it didn't feel like 'love' to me.

I wasn't satisfied with how the book ended. It was just too nice and neat after so much devastation and near death experiences. And that was a lame ass epilogue after such an intense book. So, overall, I liked this book well enough. I just didn't love it.


My Rating: 3 out of 5 Stars
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