Sunday, February 19, 2017

A Book Lover's List of Literary Grievances

First, let me say that I believe myself to be very tolerant when it comes to the books I read. My average book rating is 3.55 (out of 5) stars, which I feel speaks to my preference to acknowledge the positive more often than the negative. I read a lot of self-published romance books and overall have been blown away by the quality of writing. (I believe most of the books on my year-end favorites lists are indie published.) However, there are some inaccuracies I'm finding repeated all too often—grammatical, formatting, and publishing, mainly. Sometimes we just have strong preferences and become bothered when books don't conform, though, right?

These are some of the "repeat offenders" I find particularly irksome.
  • Whoa is not spelled w-o-a-h!
  • Lightning, the atmospheric occurrence, being misspelled lightening
  • Qualifying "unique" with very, more, really, etc. Unique means something is one of a kind; it can't be more unique than something else!
  • The words "floor" and "ground" should not be used interchangeably!
  • The verb needs to agree with the subject. For example, "One of the boxes is open." "The woman with all the dogs walks down my street." "All of the books, including yours, are in that box."
  • The excessive overuse of some words is highly annoying (e.g "core" in romance novels), particularly when listening to audiobooks.
  • Using "zip" as a noun instead of as a verb. It's a zipper, folks.
  • First person internal monologues should not contain excessive descriptive adjectives! Do our inner voices actually say things like the following? "I brush my long, curly, blonde tresses..." or "I drive my large black custom SUV..." or "I clean my beautifully decorated monotone apartment..." These fabricated examples seem silly, yes? Well, I've read much sillier, believe me. 
  • When asked something like, "Do you mind if...?" the answer, if it is okay, should be NO!!! 
  • If a book represents more than one character's point of view, each change in narration should be obviously attributed to whose voice it is. Sometimes it's just not obvious!  
  • Book covers should be representative of the story and/or characters. If the hero's and heroine's physical appearance is mentioned in the book, the cover models should at least resemble them. Things like hair color are obvious, yes?
  • When authors use initials in lieu of their given name(s) and don't use periods, it can appear to be a two (or more) letter name. I know the modern trend is straying away from periods, but it can be confusing. I mean, I see a name like AL JEFFERSON as AL (short for Albert, Alfred, etc.) and not A.L. Although, maybe it's just my preference and doesn't matter to others. 
  • In dialogue exchanges or conversations, the character should be rather easily identifiable. 
  • A character's idiosyncratic personality and verbal language patterns should belong to one character only and not every character an author creates.
  • When characters who the author repeatedly emphasizes intelligence and articulateness in don't live up to those standards at all. 
I am no grammar queen, but I know some things. I know the above things take away from my reading pleasure. What about you? What are some of your pet peeves in regards to books?



Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Book Review: America's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie

Title: America's First Daughter
Authors: Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Published: 03/01/2016
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Genre(s): Historical Fiction

DESCRIPTION

The New York Times and USA Today Bestseller

In a compelling, richly researched novel that draws from thousands of letters and original sources, bestselling authors Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie tell the fascinating, untold story of Thomas Jefferson's eldest daughter, Martha "Patsy" Jefferson Randolph--a woman who kept the secrets of our most enigmatic founding father and shaped an American legacy.

From her earliest days, Patsy Jefferson knows that though her father loves his family dearly, his devotion to his country runs deeper still. As Thomas Jefferson's oldest daughter, she becomes his helpmate, protector, and constant companion in the wake of her mother's death, traveling with him when he becomes American minister to France.

It is in Paris, at the glittering court and among the first tumultuous days of revolution, that fifteen-year-old Patsy learns about her father's troubling liaison with Sally Hemings, a slave girl her own age. Meanwhile, Patsy has fallen in love--with her father's protégé William Short, a staunch abolitionist and ambitious diplomat. Torn between love, principles, and the bonds of family, Patsy questions whether she can choose a life as William's wife and still be a devoted daughter.

Her choice will follow her in the years to come, to Virginia farmland, Monticello, and even the White House. And as scandal, tragedy, and poverty threaten her family, Patsy must decide how much she will sacrifice to protect her father's reputation, in the process defining not just his political legacy, but that of the nation he founded.

MY THOUGHTS 

I rarely read nonfiction. I believe one reads it to learn about the subject of the book, especially to be able to recall that information at a later date. I have no ability to remember details and facts, so I let myself enjoy reading fiction and leave it at that. This book, though—reading a fictional account of the life of America's First Daughter, Martha "Patsy" (Jefferson) Randolph—was the ultimate compromise between the two genres. It took me three days to read. It's a substantial story; and yet, her life was necessarily condensed to 624 pages for the purposes of this novel. I put my Kindle down frequently and not because I didn't find the story compelling. I did that because I wanted to read the novel and reference sources concurrently.

My daughter is a Virginian, and I lived there for many years. I visited Monticello and Poplar Forest. Nothing I read (or saw) before this novel had me so interested in the lives of the residents of those two historical places. My main interest in the family previously (and mistakenly) lay with the facilities, rather than their inhabitants. I felt extremely fortunate to have walked the grounds where the Jeffersons made history, and I feel grateful to Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie for giving me a personal insight into who the Jeffersons were known to be and who they may have been beyond the letters. 

HIGHLIGHTS 

"You see, girls, I wooed your mother by making music with her in the parlor—me with my violin and tenor, she with her harpsichord and soprano. And when two other waiting suitors heard the beauty of our song, they left, vanquished, without another word, knowing they had heard the sound of true love.”

~*~

“If there is, beyond the grave, any concern for this world, then there’s one angel who must pity the misery to which life confines me. I’m in a stupor of mind that has rendered me as dead to the world as she whose loss occasioned it.” 

~*~
 
He ought to have been downstairs with us, reacquainting himself with the little daughter who still didn’t remember him. He ought to have been sipping cider with the young man who fancied me, giving his permission to court. He ought to have been doing a hundred other things. Instead, he was preying upon my dead mother’s enslaved half-sister—and the wrongness of it filled my voice with a defiant rage.

~*~

I never would have a say, because in the world outside the convent, men did as they pleased and women were left to simply accept the consequences.  
 
~*~
 
After the House of Representatives voted thirty-five times in a deadlock, on the thirty-sixth ballot my father was elected, peacefully and democratically, to the presidency of the United States. 

My Signed Copy

This book and I have quite the history...I purchased a paperback copy from Amazon in February 2016 to be signed by Laura Kamoie at an event in Virginia that April. I wasn't able to attend, so it was not signed. In May I mailed it to California ahead of my move. In June I purchased the Kindle edition but did not read it until January 2017. After reading and reviewing it, I wrote to Laura Kamoie asking if she would sign my copy if I mailed it to her. Not only did she say yes, but she also said she would have Stephanie Dray sign it as well. So, in February I sent my copy with a self-addressed stamped envelope. When I hadn't received it after two months I wrote to Laura; she replied immediately apologizing about the delay. When she wasn't able to find my exact copy she and Stephanie signed another copy and mailed it right away. I feel extremely fortunate to have this signed copy and will treasure it always.



Saturday, January 7, 2017

My Proposed 2017 Reading Challenge



A friend posted this reading challenge on Facebook yesterday, and I definitely recognize it a challenge. I will be updating this as I finish the book from each category. The first challenge is going to be extremely difficult (read: impossible!), as I specifically remember only one book I read in school! And, since I have no interest in ever reading that book again...I chose a book that I should have read while in school.

Are you up to taking this challenge?  If you are, good luck, and happy reading!

*Last Revised: 05/20/2017*

 1.) A book you (should have) read in school - 1984 by George Orwell  [Library Book - Read 04/08/2017]

 2.) A book from your childhood - Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry [Library Book - Read 01/13/2017]

 3.) A book published over 100 years ago - Mansfield Park by Jane Austen [Library Audiobook - Finished 04/20/2017]

 4.) A book published in the last year - The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena [Library Book - Read 01/04/2017]

 5.) A non-fiction book - Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune by Bill Dedman [TBR Collection]

 6.) A book written by a male author - The Closers (Harry Bosch #11) by Michael Connelly [Library Book - Read 01/11/2017]

 7.) A book written by a female author - Raw Deal by Cherrie Lynn  [Read 01/24/2017]

 8.) A book by someone who isn't (known primarily as) a writer - Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham [Library Book - Did Not Finish 05/17/2017]

 9.) A book that became a film - Inferno (Robert Langdon #4) by Dan Brown [Read 02/03/2017]

10.) A book published in the 20th Century - The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway [Borrowed - Read 01/29/2017]

11.) A book set in your hometown/region - (San Diego) The Fallen by T. Jefferson Parker [Library Book - Read 01/19/2017]

12.) A book with someone's name in the title - Stinger by Mia Sheridan [Read 02/27/2017]

13.) A book with a number in the title - The 6th Target by James Patterson [Library Book - Read 02/26/2017]

14.) A book with a character with your first name - Virginia Clay by Meredith Rich [Did Not Finish 05/27/2017]

15.) A book someone else recommended to you - An Exaltation of Larks by Suanne Laqueur [Read 02/15/2017]

16.) A book with over 500 pages - American's First Daughter by Stephanie Dray and Laura Kamoie [Read 01/09/2017]

17.) A book you finished in one day - A Lover's Lament (386 pages) by K.L. Grayson and B.T. Urruela [Amazon Prime Reading Book - Read 01/14/2017]

18.) A previously banned/challenged book - Looking for Alaska by John Green [Library Wish List]

19.) A book with a one-word title - Jock by C.M. Foss [Read 02/11/2017]

20.) A book translated from another language - A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman [Library Book Read 03/15/2017]

21.) A book that will improve a specific area of your life - How Not to Die by Dr. Michael Gregor [Library Book Read 05/06/2017]

22.) A memoir or journal - Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen [Library Book Read 01/24/2017]

23.) A book written by someone younger than you - Egomaniac by Vi Keeland [Read 02/07/2017]

24.) A book set somewhere you may be visiting this year - (Oregon) The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder [Kindle Wish List/Recommended to library 01/07/2016]

25.) An award-winning book - Commonwealth by Ann Patchett [Library Book - Did Not Finish 04/09/2017]

26.) A self-published book - Mists of The Serengeti by Leylah Attar (Pitch73 Publishing) [Read 01/31/2017]

*TBD = to be determined
*TBR = books I already have in my to-be-read Kindle Collection



Friday, December 30, 2016

Between the Pages - Books I Read in 2016



"Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are." ~ Mason Cooley

I think the aspect of reading I love the most is the escapism it offers, especially during trying times. The books I select as my favorites each year are those that: I get lost in; the ones that while reading, I lose all track of time; the ones that evoke the strongest emotions; the ones that make me laugh, cry, blush, gasp, and sigh. Yeah, those books! I thought it worth mentioning that three of the books that made my favorites list were only $.99 each. Their value far exceeding their price.

Each year I meticulously review my database and Goodreads shelves to select my favorites. Even though I arbitrarily decide upon the categories, I am careful in considering which books deserve each designation.

I thought I had my favorites set for the year, but then my last read (*) of the year blew me away! So instead of a terrific top twelve, there is a transcendent thirteen! :)

To all the authors whose books entertained me this year, and especially those who wrote my favorites below, you've earned my highest esteem and gratitude. Thank you!

(Note: I receive no monetary compensation. I just want to show my appreciation!)

Here are my stats for 2016
  • my Goodreads Challenge total was 254 (first reading of single titles)
  • my database total was 237 (book bundles are counted as a single title)
  • my total books read was 269 (including 19 rereads ) 

My favorite genre remains romance, but I also enjoy select mysteries, thrillers, and popular fiction. With the immense digital collection available through the San Diego County Library system, I've been able to continue some long-time favorite series, such as: Molly Murphy Mysteries, Harry Bosch, Kinsey Millhone, Alexandra Cooper, Kovac and Liska, and Penn Cage. This year I've also begun these well-established series: Jack Reacher, Walt Longmire, and Travis McGee. I look forward to discovering other great reads utilizing OverDrive in the coming year.

In 2016 I finished a total of 65 digital library books and didn't finish an additional 3. In total, 10 books were added to my did-not-finish shelf this year.

I'll be starting out 2017 with over 200 books (all priced under $2.00!) on my to-be-read shelves—primary and secondary—and nearly 100 books on my library wish list. I've chosen The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena as my first read of 2017 and set my Goodreads Challenge goal at 200 books.

And, as I haven't discovered a better way of expressing the following, I shall repeat what I said last year...

Sadly, no matter how much I love a book I am unable to recall details. In other words, although my devotion is clear, my memory is not. I would, indeed, like to attempt to explain my choices for anyone who may be interested.

Here's to 2017 being a successful reading year 
for all of us! 

My Favorites Published in 2016
(alphabetical by author)

Single Titles

Tap (Lovibond #1) by Georgia Cates (my short and sweet review)
The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy Cherry (my short and sweet review)
Target on Our Backs (Monster in His Eyes #3) by J.M. Darhower (my short and sweet review)
One With You (Crossfire #5) by Sylvia Day (my short and sweet review)
Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1) by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell (I read it twice!)
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (my short and sweet review)
Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward (my short and sweet review)
The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy (my short and sweet review)
Levi's Blue by M. Leighton (my short and sweet review)
*Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid (my short and sweet review)
The Shadow (Florentine #2) by Sylvain Reynard (my short and sweet review)
American Queen (American Queen Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone (my short and sweet review)
The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward (my short and sweet review)

Series Titles (two or more installments published within 2016)

True North Series by Sarina Bowen
The Lovibond Series by Georgia Cates
The Legal Briefs Series by Emma Chase
The Elements Series by Brittainy C. Cherry
Colorado High Country Series by Pamela Clare
Cyberlove Series by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
The Quantum Series by M.S. Force
The Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid
The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard


Favorites by Category

Favorite Mainstream Romance - The Angels' Share (The Bourbon Kings #2) by J.R. Ward
Favorite Contemporary Romance - The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy Cherry
Favorite Romantic Suspense - Target on Our Backs (Monster in His Eyes #3) by J.M. Darhower
Favorite Inspirational Romance -  It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
Favorite Paranormal Romance - The Shadow (Florentine #2) by Sylvain Reynard
Favorite New Adult Romance - The Score (Off-Campus #3) by Elle Kennedy, (runner up) Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase
Favorite Romantic Novella - Imitation & Alchemy (Elemental Legacy #2) by Elizabeth Hunter, (runner up) Sidebarred (Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase
Favorite Romantic Series - The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard
Favorite Audiobook - (tie) Hard Ball by C.D. Reiss and narrated by Jo Raylan & Jeremy York and Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward and narrated by Joe Arden & Maxine Mitchell
Favorite Romantic Hero - Eric Hawke from Slow Burn (Colorado High Country #2) by Pamela Clare, (runner up) Jake Becker from Sidebarred (Legal Briefs #3.5) by Emma Chase
Favorite Romantic Heroine - Lawrence "Lawry/Wren" Thorn from Tap (Lovibond #1) by Georgia Cates
Favorite Romantic Couple - Garrett Reid and Kai Bannon from Strong Signal (Cyberlove #1) by Megan Erickson and Santino Hassell
Favorite Alpha Male - Ignazio "Naz" Vitale from Target on Our Backs by J.M. Darhower
Favorite Suspense - Blood on the Tracks (Sydney Rose Parnell #1) by Barbara Nickless
Favorite Thriller - The Bitter Season (Kovac and Liska #5) by Tami Hoag

Most Pleasant Surprise - Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward
Most Luscious Romance - Tap (Lovibond #1) by Georgia Cates
Most Erotic Romance - American Queen (American Queen Trilogy #1) by Sierra Simone
Most Outside My Comfort Zone - You and Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
Most Heartrending - The Silent Waters (Elements #3) by Brittainy Cherry
Most Humorous - Beard Science (Winston Brothers #3) by Penny Reid
Most Tormented Hero - William York from The Florentine Series by Sylvain Reynard
Most "Kick Ass" Heroine - Estelle Evermore from Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters
Most Guilty Pleasure - Patchwhore and Clubwhore (Devil's Renegades MC #1 and #2)  by Kim Jones
Most Striking Cover - Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen

Most Anticipated Books of 2017

Royally Matched (Royally #2) by Emma Chase
The Gravity of Us (Elements #4) by Brittainy Cherry
FSD from Christian's POV by E.L. James
Amped (Trent Brothers #2) by Tina Reber (I hope this one will finally be released in 2017!)
Two Nights by Kathy Reichs
Come Sundown by Nora Roberts
Twist (Dive Bar #2) by Kylie Scott
American Prince (American Queen Trilogy #2) by Sierra Simone
American King (American Queen Trilogy #3) by Sierra Simone
Devil's Cut (The Bourbon Kings #3) by J.R. Ward


Book Bundles I Read in 2016

I buy book bundles when I can due to the bargain pricing. (All of my 2016 bundles were only $0.99, $1.99, or $2.99 each.) However, since my book database counts a muti-book bundle as a single book, the following is a list of the 20 individual books from within the book bundles. The remainder of my 2016 book database follows that.

Impossible (7 Book) Box Set (no longer available) by Julia Sykes
Rogue (#3) 01/25/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Knight (#4) 03/20/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Mentor (#5) SKIPPED
Master (#6) 10/21/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
King (#7) 12/24/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

Rook and Ronan (3 Book) Omnibus Edition by J.A. Huss
Tragic (#1)  01/27/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Manic (#2) 01/28/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Panic (#3) 01/28/2016 (10 of 10 stars)

Forbidden (3 Book) Box Set by C.D. Reiss
Kick (#1)  03/20/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Use (#2) 03/21/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Break (#3) 03/21/2016 (8 of 10 stars)

Serve and Protect (3 Book) Box Set by Norah Wilson
Saving Grace (#2) 04/24/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Protecting Paige (#3) 05/01/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

The Ready Series (4 Book) Box Set by J.L. Berg
When You're Ready (#1)  05/03/2016 (6 of 10 stars)
Ready to Wed (#1.5) 05/11/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

The Mercenaries (3 Book) Box Set  by Stylo Fantome
Best Laid Plans (#1) 08/06/2016 (6 of 10 stars)

Laura Cardinal (3 Book) Box Set by J. Carson Black
Darkness on the Edge of Town (#1) 09/28/2016 (8 of 10 stars)

Alpha (3 Book) Box Set by Jasinda Wilder
Alpha (#1) 10/01/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Beta (#2) 10/02/2016 (8 of 10 stars)
Omega (#3) 10/02/2016 (10 of 10 stars)

Explosive (5 Book) Box Set by Tessa Teevan
Ignite (#1) 10/24/2016 (4 of 10 stars)


Individual Books I Read in 2016
Individual Books I Read in 2016
(Table views best in landscape mode on mobile devices.)
Title Author Published Date Read Rating
Wrong Aston, Jana 2015 12/19/2016 8
The Paper Swan Attar, Leylah 2015 8/28/2016 10
Wildflower Barrymore, Drew 2015 1/26/2016 6
The Edge of Dreams Bowen, Rhys 2015 11/5/2016 8
Bittersweet Bowen, Sarina 2016 6/23/2016 8
Steadfast Bowen, Sarina 2016 8/14/2016 8
All That Jazz Boyd, Natasha 2016 3/24/2016 8
Raced Bromberg, K. 2014 4/2/2016 4
Deadline (audiobook) Brown, Sandra 2013 10/21/2016 8
Friction Brown, Sandra 2015 2/22/2016 8
Sting Brown, Sandra 2016 9/11/2016 8
January Carlan, Audrey 2015 1/31/2016 6
February Carlan, Audrey 2015 1/31/2016 6
March Carlan, Audrey 2015 1/31/2016 6
April Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/1/2016 6
May Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/9/2016 8
June Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/9/2016 4
July Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/10/2016 6
August Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/10/2016 7
September Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/10/2016 8
October Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/11/2016 6
November Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/11/2016 6
December Carlan, Audrey 2015 2/11/2016 6
All Played Out Carmack, Cora 2015 3/6/2016 6
What We Find Carr, Robyn 2016 7/31/2016 4
Wildest Dreams Carr, Robyn 2015 2/5/2016 4
Rebel Casey, Elle 2013 6/19/2016 6
Beauty from Pain (audiobook) Cates, Georgia 2013 8/10/2016 8
Beauty from Surrender (audiobook) Cates, Georgia 2013 8/11/2016 8
Beauty from Love (audiobook) Cates, Georgia 2014 8/16/2016 8
Indulge (audiobook) Cates, Georgia 2016 5/26/2016 10
Tap Cates, Georgia 2016 1/11/2016 10
Stout Cates, Georgia 2016 5/17/2016 8
Royally Screwed Chase, Emma 2016 10/31/2016 10
Sustained (audiobook) Chase, Emma 2015 12/19/2016 8
Appealed Chase, Emma 2016 2/8/2016 8
Sidebarred Chase, Emma 2016 4/28/2016 10
The Fire Between High & Lo Cherry, Brittainy 2016 3/27/2016 8
The Silent Waters Cherry, Brittainy 2016 9/23/2016 10
The Killing Floor Child , Lee 2006 5/27/2016 8
Die Trying Child , Lee 2006 6/13/2016 6
Tripwire Child , Lee 2007 7/12/2016 4
Running Blind Child , Lee 2007 12/2/2016 8
Barely Breathing Clare, Pamela 2016 5/11/2016 8
Slow Burn Clare, Pamela 2016 9/22/2016 10
Soul Deep (audiobook) Clare, Pamela 2016 5/18/2016 10
Last Call Clayton, Alice 2015 10/15/2016 8
Cream of the Crop Clayton, Alice 2016 8/11/2016 4
Confessions of an Alli Cat Cole, Courtney 2012 4/30/2016 6
The Narrows Connelly, Michael 2004 11/18/2016 8
Worth It All Connor, Claudia 2016 4/20/2016 8
The Nature of Cruelty Cosway, L.H. 2013 1/29/2016 8
The Player and the Pixie Cosway, L.H.; Reid, Penny 2016 4/19/2016 8
Family Man Cullinan, Heidi 2013 2/17/2016 8
Let It Snow Cullinan, Heidi 2013 3/2/2016 4
Sleigh Ride Cullinan, Heidi 2014 3/16/2016 6
Nowhere Ranch Cullinan, Heidi 2015 2/15/2016 10
Nowhere Ranch (audiobook) Cullinan, Heidi 2015 5/23/2016 10
Special Delivery Cullinan, Heidi 2014 2/19/2016 8
Double Blind Cullinan, Heidi 2014 2/20/2016 8
Tough Love Cullinan, Heidi 2014 3/19/2016 6
Spark Cumberland, Brooke 2013 3/27/2016 4
Burn Cumberland, Brooke 2013 3/29/2016 4
Insider Cunning, Olivia 2015 10/10/2016 8
Backstage Pass (audiobook) Cunning, Olivia 2012 9/25/2016 10
Four Letter Word Daniels, J. 2016 12/15/2016 8
Sweet Possession Daniels, J. 2014 8/8/2016 6
Target on Our Backs Darhower, J.M. 2016 2/24/2016 10
California Sunrise Dawes, Casey 2015 2/13/2016 6
One With You Day, Sylvia 2016 4/6/2016 10
Sea of Love Donovan, Susan 2013 10/27/2016 6
The Sweetest Summer Donovan, Susan 2014 11/27/2016 4
Moondance Beach Donovan, Susan 2015 10/20/2016 8
Strong Signal Erickson, Megan; Hassell, Santino 2016 2/15/2016 10
Strong Signal (audiobook) Erickson, Megan; Hassell, Santino 2016 9/16/2016 8
Fast Connection Erickson, Megan; Hassell, Santino 2016 12/10/2016 10
Legend Evans, Katy 2016 3/20/2016 8
Devil's Bridge Fairstein, Linda 2015 3/12/2016 6
Killer Look Fairstein, Linda 2016 10/30/2016 8
Reclaim My Heart Fasano, Donna 2013 9/4/2016 8
Kane's Hell Finn , Elizabeth 2015 1/12/2016 10
The Rules Regarding Gray Finn , Elizabeth 2014 2/6/2016 8
Rapturous Force, Marie 2016 1/19/2016 6
Ravenous Force, Marie 2016 8/26/2016 10
Fatal Frenzy Force, Marie 2015 1/3/2016 10
Fatal Identity Force, Marie 2016 12/7/2016 8
I Saw Her Standing There Force, Marie 2014 11/16/2016 6
Love After Dark Force, Marie 2015 5/15/2016 6
City Beautiful Foss, C.M. 2015 1/13/2016 10
Shiver Foss, C.M. 2014 1/15/2016 8
Spider Web (audiobook) Fowler, Earlene 2011 5/17/2016 8
Alasdair Frank, Ella 2015 2/14/2016 4
Finley Frank, Ella 2016 3/22/2016 8
Devil's Kiss Frank, Ella 2016 5/30/2016 4
Heart-Shaped Hack (audiobook) Garvis Graves, Tracey 2016 6/1/2016 8
White-Hot Hack Garvis Graves, Tracey 2016 6/17/2016 6
Back to You Glenn, Priscilla 2012 1/26/2016 8
"V" is for Vengeance Grafton, Sue 2011 12/18/2016 8
The Lie Halle, Karina 2016 2/21/2016 6
The Debt Halle, Karina 2016 9/2/2016 6
Smut Halle, Karina 2016 5/25/2016 6
Dazzled Harvey-Berrick, Jane 2014 5/2/2016 6
Sutphin Boulevard Hassell, Santino 2015 4/24/2016 8
Sunset Park Hassell, Santino 2015 6/20/2016 8
Waiting On You Higgins, Kristan 2014 4/13/2016 6
The 9th Girl Hoag, Tami 2013 11/13/2016 10
The Bitter Season Hoag, Tami 2016 2/17/2016 10
Bright Side Holden, Kim 2014 2/27/2016 10
Gus Holden, Kim 2015 2/28/2016 10
Too Late Hoover, C. 2016 12/26/2016 8
It Ends with Us Hoover, Colleen 2016 8/16/2016 10
Son Of The Morning Howard, Linda 1997 9/6/2016 10
Troublemaker Howard, Linda 2016 7/24/2016 6
Waking Hearts Hunter, Elizabeth 2015 1/18/2016 8
Imitation & Alchemy Hunter, Elizabeth 2016 1/30/2016 10
Inked Armor Hunting, Helena 2014 10/8/2016 6
Felony Ever After Hunting, Helena; Ward, Penelope; Tijan; Stevens, Katherine; Robinson, K.A. ; Rayven, Leisa; Morris, Liv; Lumetta, S.M. ; Keeland, Vi; Darhower, J.M.; Bocci, Nina; Aurora, Belle; Anastasia, Debra 2016 9/3/2016 6
Rook and Ronin Omnibus Edition Huss, , J.A. 2014 1/28/2016 8
Three, Two, One (321) Huss, , J.A. 2015 6/18/2016 10
Turning Angel Iles, Greg 2005 12/14/2016 8
Where Lightning Strikes Jackson, A.L. 2016 4/29/2016 Defies Rating
Fifty Shades of Grey (audiobook) James, E.L. 2012 11/11/2016 6
Fifty Shades Darker (audiobook) James, E.L. 2012 12/5/2016 6
Fifty Shades Freed (audiobook) James, E.L. 2012 12/13/2016 6
Jameson James, Nicole 2016 9/21/2016 10
Red Dog James, Nicole 2016 9/20/2016 8
Ruby Falls James, Nicole 2013 5/7/2016 6
Bad Company Hobman, Lisa J. 2015 9/25/2016 8
Six Hobman, Lisa J. 2015 9/26/2016 6
She Dims the Stars Johnson, Amber L. 2016 4/22/2016 6
The Cold Dish Johnson, Craig 2004 12/21/2016 6
Clubwhore Jones, Kim 2016 1/20/2016 8
Patchwhore Jones, Kim 2016 10/11/2016 8
Hard Rules Jones, Lisa Renee 2016 8/18/2016 4
Beneath the Secrets Jones, Lisa Renee 2013 4/26/2016 4
Rumor (audiobook) Jordan, Skye 2015 8/24/2016 8
Relentless (audiobook) Jordan, Skye 2016 8/29/2016 8
Bound to Submit Kaye, Laura 2016 10/11/2016 8
Hard Ever After Kaye, Laura 2016 2/3/2016 8
Hard to Serve Kaye, Laura 2016 7/2/2016 8
Love in the Light Kaye, Laura 2016 1/12/2016 10
Hearts in Darkness Kaye, Laura 2013 1/11/2016 10
Ride Hard Kaye, Laura 2016 4/27/2016 8
The Baller Keeland, Vi 2016 12/22/2016 8
Bossman Keeland, Vi 2016 11/9/2016 8
Stuck-Up Suit Keeland, Vi; Ward, Penelope 2016 4/16/2016 10
Stuck-Up Suit (audiobook) Keeland, Vi; Ward, Penelope 2016 10/24/2016 10
The Mistake Kennedy, Elle 2015 1/13/2016 10
The Score Kennedy, Elle 2016 9/18/2016 10
Seduce Me Kenner, J. 2015 10/24/2016 8
You Kepnes, Caroline 2014 10/19/2016 Defies Rating
Hidden Bodies Kepnes, Caroline 2016 10/29/2016 Defies Rating
Reckless Kincaid, Kimberly 2016 9/30/2016 4
Secret Sisters Krentz, Jayne Ann 2015 2/1/2016 6
For Keeps Lacey, Rachel 2015 5/5/2016 6
Slow Burn Lake, Autumn Jones 2014 8/25/2016 8
Stripped Raw Lane, Prescott 2016 3/4/2016 8
Beautiful Boss Lauren, Christina 2016 3/1/2016 6
Beautiful Lauren, Christina 2016 12/5/2016 8
Dark Wild Night (audiobook) Lauren, Christina 2015 11/23/2016 8
Wicked Sexy Liar Lauren, Christina 2016 5/10/2016 8
Edge of Chaos Lee, Molly E. 2016 4/14/2016 6
All the Pretty Poses Leighton, M. 2014 7/5/2016 4
Levi's Blue Leighton, M. 2016 9/21/2016 10
Rock Me (audiobook) Lynn, Cherrie 2013 9/11/2016 10
Leave Me Breathess (audiobook) Lynn, Cherrie 2013 9/14/2016 10
Watch Me Fall Lynn, Cherrie 2015 1/17/2016 6
Wait for You (audiobook) Lynn, J. 2013 12/17/2016 8
The Deep Blue Good-by MacDonald, John D. 2013 12/23/2016 8
Abruption Mackenzie, Riley 2016 1/10/2016 8
Dirty English Madden-Mills, Ilsa 2015 7/14/2016 6
Thrill Me Mallery, Susan 2015 11/21/2016 4
Filthy Rich Miller, Raine 2016 12/11/2016 10
Marry Screw Kill Morris, Liv 2016 5/13/2016 4
The Lake House Morton, Kate 2015 1/9/2016 Defies Rating
Blood on the Tracks Nickless, Barbara 2016 10/6/2016 8
Captive Prince Pacat, C.S. 2014 11/21/2016 6
Prince's Gambit Pacat, C.S. 2014 11/23/2016 8
Kings Rising Pacat, C.S. 2016 11/25/2016 8
A Scandalous Husband Pettersen, Bev 2014 8/7/2016 4
Dare to Love Phillips, Carly 2014 7/4/2016 4
It Had to Be You (audiobook) Phillips, Susan Elizabeth 2007 10/23/2016 10
Heaven, Texas (audiobook) Phillips, Susan Elizabeth 2007 10/25/2016 8
Nobody's Baby But Mine (audiobook) Phillips, Susan Elizabeth 2007 10/28/2016 6
First Star I See Tonight Phillips, Susan Elizabeth 2016 11/12/2016 6
Heroes are My Weakness (audiobook) Phillips, Susan Elizabeth 2014 12/25/2016 8
Ready to Fall Prescott, Daisy 2013 7/20/2016 6
No More Wasted Time (audiobook) Preston, Beverly 2016 5/29/2016 6
'Til Death Do Us Part Krentz, Jayne Ann 2016 9/16/2016 8
Unteachable (audiobook) Raeder, Leah 2014 10/18/2016 10
The Black Wolf Redmerski, J.A. 2015 5/20/2016 8
Beauty and the Mustache Reid, Penny 2014 1/23/2016 8
Grin and Beard It Reid, Penny 2016 6/2/2016 8
Beard Science Reid, Penny 2016 12/30/2016 10
Forbidden Reiss, C.D. 2015 3/21/2016 8
Hard Ball Reiss, C.D. 2016 3/30/2016 10
Hardball (audiobook) Reiss, C.D. 2016 5/31/2016 10
Shuttergirl Reiss, C.D. 2015 1/20/2016 4
The Bourbon Thief Reisz, Tiffany 2016 8/22/2016 8
The Shadow Reynard, Sylvain 2016 2/3/2016 10
The Roman Reynard, Sylvain 2016 12/6/2016 8
The Obsession Roberts, Nora 2016 5/29/2016 8
The Lost Empress Robinson, Steve 2014 4/24/2016 6
Fighting the Fall (audiobook) Salsbury, J.B. 2015 5/23/2016 8
Naked Truth Saperstein, M.D. 2016 4/20/2016 4
Dirty Scott, Kylie 2016 4/19/2016 10
Dirty (audiobook) Scott, Kylie 2016 10/19/2016 10
Deep (audiobook) Scott, Kylie 2015 10/14/2016 8
Leo Sheridan, Mia 2013 1/2/2016 8
American Queen Simone, Sierra 2016 10/29/2016 10
Priest: A Love Story Simone, Sierra 2015 1/4/2016 10
Midnight Mass Simone, Sierra 2015 3/25/2016 8
Ghost Gifts Spinella, Laura 2016 2/12/2016 6
At the Stars Staab, Elisabeth 2015 4/6/2016 6
The Visitor Stevens, Amanda 2016 9/20/2016 10
Impossible Series Box Set Sykes, Julia 2015 12/24/2016 6
What I Didn't Say Taylor, Keary 2012 10/22/2016 6
Moonshot Torre, Alessandra 2016 12/27/2016 8
Unsuitable Towle, Samantha 2016 10/3/2016 7
Becoming Rain Tucker, K.A. 2015 3/1/2016 6
The Bourbon Kings (audiobook) Ward, J.R. 2015 10/17/2016 10
The Angels' Share Ward, J.R. 2016 11/7/2016 10
Dirty Ugly Toy Webster, K. 2016 6/22/2016 6
Alpha Boxed Set Wilder, Jasinda 2016 10/2/2016 8
Madame X Wilder, Jasinda 2015 1/24/2016 10
Exposed Wilder, Jasinda 2016 3/8/2016 8
Exiled Wilder, Jasinda 2016 8/9/2016 8
Serve and Protect Box Set Wilson, Norah 2012 5/1/2016 6
A Fall from Yesterday Wilson, Norah 2016 6/22/2016 6
Destroyed Winters, Pepper 2014 11/2/2016 4
Ruin & Rule Winters, Pepper 2015 2/24/2016 6
Sin & Suffer Winters, Pepper 2016 2/26/2016 3
Unseen Messages Winters, Pepper 2016 10/15/2016 8
Ruined Wolff, Tracy 2014 4/10/2016 8
Addicted Wolff, Tracy 2014 4/9/2016 6
Reaper's Fire Wylde, Joanna 2016 8/12/2016 8
Hero Young, Samantha 2015 10/31/2016 6

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