Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Three's Company at GReads!

Since I began this book blog I've always enjoyed participating in Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. It's something I'll continue to do, but I wanted a separate place to feature the Adult books I am anxious to read in the coming months.  I will choose three books to feature each time this post comes around, every three months.  I look forward to sharing some Adult books I am eager to read and hope to put them on your radar as well. 

LIVE (Burnside, #1) by Mary Ann Rivers
To be published: January 21, 2014 by Loveswept

Mary Ann Rivers kicks off a new contemporary romance series—sure to please readers of Ruthie Knox, Kristan Higgins, and Jill Shalvis—where love can be found unexpectedly.

If there’s an upside to unemployment, Destiny Burnside may have found it. Job searching at her local library in Lakefield, Ohio, gives her plenty of time to ogle the hottest man she has ever laid eyes on: the sexy wood-carver who’s restoring the building. But as the rejection letters pile up, Destiny finds an unexpected shoulder to cry on. With his rich Welsh accent, Hefin Thomas stirs Destiny so completely that, even though he’s leaving soon, she lets herself believe the memory of his scorching kisses will be enough.

Hefin can’t help but notice the slender, confident woman with ginger hair who returns each day, so hopeful and determined. So when the tears start to fall, his silence—penance for a failed marriage—finally cracks. Once he’s touched her, what Hefin wants is to take her back to Wales and hold her forever. But Destiny’s roots run too deep. What they both need is each other—to learn how to live and love again. [goodreads]

ONCE IN A LIFETIME (Lucky Harbor, #9)
by Jill Shalvis
To be published: February 18, 2014 by Grand Central Publishing

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis continues with the ninth installment in her beloved Lucky Harbor series.


After a wrenching loss, Ben McDaniel tried to escape his grief by working in dangerous, war-torn places like Africa and the Middle East. Now he's back in his hometown and face-to-face with Aubrey Wellington, the hot-as-hell woman who is trouble with a capital T. Family and friends insist she's not the one to ease his pain, but Aubrey sparks an intense desire that gives Ben hope for the future.

Determined to right the wrongs of her past, Aubrey is working hard to make amends. But by far, the toughest challenge to her plan is sexy, brooding Ben - even though he has absolutely no idea what she's done . . .

Can this unlikely couple defy the odds and win over the little town of Lucky Harbor? [goodreads]

SWEET TALK ME by Kieran Kramer
To be published: March 25, 2014 by St. Martin's Paperbacks

He’s sure got a way with words…

The last person True Maybank expected to run into while picking up her wedding gown was country music superstar Harrison Gamble. Years ago, when they were small-town teens in Biscuit Creek, South Carolina, they shared a forbidden night of passion. Now that she’s about to settle down, True’s love affair with the handsome crooner is a thing of the past. Or is it? From the moment he says hello, she has to fight swooning like an adoring fan.

Can she resist his charms?

Today he’s rich, famous, and on every woman’s hot list. But back in the day, Harrison wasn’t good enough for debutante True. Since then she’s had her fair share of marital prospects, including the perfect Southern gentleman she’s about to settle down with. Is Harrison the only one to realize the mistake True’s about to make? Can the society girl and the sexy singer make music together—this time around? [goodreads]

Let me know in the comments if any of these three sound like something you might read.  Since I'm a huge fangirl of the Lucky Harbor series, you know I'll be reading her latest when it comes out! 


  1. These novels all sound great, but I think my favorite of the bunch is Sweet Talk Me. It sounds positively delightful and sweet! I love the fact that it's set in the South (!) and features an MC who's a country superstar (!!). We'll have to wait and see how their romance plays out, now won't we? ;)

  2. Oh my goodness, Sweet Talk Me sounds so perfect. I've been in the mood for something sweet, and I LOVE stories set in the South. March can't come fast enough for me!

  3. Yay for a fun new feature! I just got approved for Once in a Lifetime and I am PUMPED to read it!

  4. Great choices! I haven't started the Lucky Harbor series yet. Too many books and not enough time, lol.

  5. What a wonderful idea for a new feature, Ginger! I'm always saying I would like to read more adult fiction but rarely have the time to decide which, so hopefully this should help some. (Not that I need much encouragement when it comes to purchasing books or adding to my already-overwhelming to-be-read list) ;)

    Mary Ann Rivers 'Live' sounds particularly promising and actually gave me chills when I first read the description. I pre-ordered it the instant I was finished with the synopsis and now I'm going to be counting down the days until the 21st and its release. It sounds exactly like the sort of book I enjoy, and I'm so thankful you introduced me to it!

  6. I was lucky enough to read early copies of Once in a Lifetime and Live, and I enjoyed both! Have you read the other Lucky Harbor books? Once in a Lifetime is probably my favorite of the series!

  7. Yay! I'm so excited about this feature + looking forward to it! Glad it all worked out.

  8. I still cannot get over the dress on the cover of Sweet Talk Me but I still really want to read the story. :) I'm glad you're doing this, I feel like your adult picks are always spot on for me!


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