WWW Wednesday – 11/24

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • The Rise of Wolf 8 by Ricky McIntyre


What did you recently finish reading?

  • All The Feels by Olivia Dade – 5 Stars
  • Well Matched by Jen Deluca – 4.5 Stars
  • A Holly Jolly Diwali by Sonya Lalli – 5 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan
  • Duke, Actually by Jenny Holiday
  • The Resting Place by Camilla Sten

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Blog Tour: The Singles Table by Sara Desai

“A beautifully told rom-com that’s full of laughs, heart, and scorching sexual tension.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

The Singles Table, the diverse swoon-worthy romantic comedy from Sara Desai, is now available!

Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin’s wedding.

After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She’s never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn’t match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.

Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he’s thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they’re stuck together for the entire wedding season.

So they make a deal. She’ll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

My Review

This is the third book in the Marriage Game series but you can read them out of order as each story centers on different characters. I have enjoyed each book better than the one before and this one is by far my favorite but I have really enjoyed all three. The Singles Table has my favorite trope and it just worked so well for me! This story follows Zara who is a lawyer but doesn’t fit the traditional mold and Jay who owns a security company. Their meet cute is one of my favorites and I laughed out loud reading it! The two do not get along at first but soon the two can’t keep away from each other. I think Zara is one of my favorite characters I have read this year! She knows herself and stays true even when expectations are against this. Jay also goes on a journey in learning to deal with his ptsd from his time in the military! I highly recommend this book and series if you want some fun and steamy romances!

Fall in love today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2X1jkEq

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SinglesTableSD

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3jV6vV1

Nook: https://bit.ly/3naFLSy

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2NEvrD4

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3zWuLvJ

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2X1mbx8

Barnes & Noble Paperback: https://bit.ly/2ZZASip

Add The Singles Table to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3zX9ime

About Sara Desai

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos.

Connect with Sara

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LKantB

Amazon: http://amzn.to/3c8abO1

Instagram: https://bit.ly/3szNnhJ

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3t02kcq

Twitter: https://bit.ly/38WTAN0

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/3v5v2tW

Website: https://saradesai.com/

Release Blitz: The Singles Table by Sara Desai

“Prepare to laugh-out-loud while reading The Singles Table.”—POPSUGAR

The Singles Table, an all-new hilarious, opposites attract romantic comedy from Sara Desai, is now available!

Opposites attract in this laugh-out-loud romantic comedy about a free-spirited lawyer who is determined to find the perfect match for the grumpy bachelor at her cousin’s wedding.

After a devastating break-up, celebrity-obsessed lawyer Zara Patel is determined never to open her heart again. She puts her energy into building her career and helping her friends find their happily-ever-afters. She’s never faced a guest at the singles table she couldn’t match, until she crosses paths with the sinfully sexy Jay Dayal.

Former military security specialist Jay has no time for love. His life is about working hard, staying focused, and winning at all costs. When charismatic Zara crashes into his life, he’s thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of chaos he wants to avoid. Worse, they’re stuck together for the entire wedding season.

So they make a deal. She’ll find his special someone if he introduces her to his celebrity clients. But when their arrangement brings them together in ways they never expected, they realize that the perfect match might just be their own.

Fall in love today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2X1jkEq

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SinglesTableSD

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3jV6vV1

Nook: https://bit.ly/3naFLSy

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2NEvrD4

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3zWuLvJ

Amazon Paperback: https://amzn.to/2X1mbx8

Barnes & Noble Paperback: https://bit.ly/2ZZASip

Add The Singles Table to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3zX9ime

Read the first book in The Marriage Game series!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ohRyxi

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/MarriageGame

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3wLe31C

Nook: https://bit.ly/3ndLgPU

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3wIr0Ji

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3cbEuno

Add The Marriage Game to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2YMr0eW

About Sara Desai

Sara Desai has been a lawyer, radio DJ, marathon runner, historian, bouncer and librarian. She lives on Vancouver Island with her husband, kids and an assortment of forest creatures who think they are pets. Sara writes sexy romantic comedy and contemporary romance with a multicultural twist. When not laughing at her own jokes, Sara can be found eating nachos.

Connect with Sara

Facebook: https://bit.ly/2LKantB

Amazon: http://amzn.to/3c8abO1

Instagram: https://bit.ly/3szNnhJ

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3t02kcq

Twitter: https://bit.ly/38WTAN0

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/3v5v2tW

Website: https://saradesai.com/

Release Blitz: Beard In Hiding by Penny Reid

Beard in Hiding, an all-new not to be missed small town romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid, is now available!

Propositioning the Iron Wraiths’ money man seemed like a good idea at the time…

Diane Donner—recently divorced pillar of polite society—is craving danger. She’s tired of playing it safe and she knows just the sexy criminal motorcycle man to proposition for a good time. Problem is, she doesn’t actually know his name.

Jason “Repo” Doe never takes risks. So when the queen of local commerce walks into his club, looking to get risky and frisky, Jason knows the smartest thing to do is save himself a headache while saving the new divorcee from her worst impulses.

But then one thing leads to another, and the memory of just-one-night doesn’t feel like enough.

Theirs is a story with no future, because how can a dangerous criminal win (and keep) a queen?

‘Beard In Hiding’ is book #4.5 in the Winston Brothers series, is a full length contemporary romantic comedy about two lost souls in their 40s, and is a companion novel to the Winston Brothers and Solving for Pie series.

If you want to get the full immersive Green Valley world experience, I recommend reading ‘Truth or Beard,’ ‘Beard Science,’ ‘Engagement and Espionage,’ and ‘Marriage and Murder’ beforehand. ‘Beard In Hiding’ contains spoilers for these four books (in specific).

Fall in love with Diane and Repo today!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3jjvXDb

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/BeardinHiding

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3zmthKX

Nook: https://bit.ly/3kssSAi

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3jl259R

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gC9oYU

Add Beard in Hiding to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3kvlfco

 Meet Penny Reid

Penny Reid is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of the Winston Brothers and Knitting in the City series. She used to spend her days writing federal grant proposals as a biomedical researcher, but now she writes kissing books. Penny is an obsessive knitter and manages the #OwnVoices-focused mentorship incubator / publishing imprint, Smartypants Romance. She lives in Seattle Washington with her husband, three kids, and dog named Hazel.

Connect with Penny 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PennyReidWriter/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2lakzsD

Twitter: @ReidRomance

Mailing List: http://pennyreid.ninja/newsletter/

Website: http://www.pennyreid.ninja

WWW Wednesday – 11/10

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

What are you currently reading?

  • A Warm Winter Heart by JR Ward – 34%
  • How To Marry Keanu Reeves by K.M. Jackson – 55%
  • Getaway With Murder by Diane Kelly – 11%


What did you recently finish reading?

  • Lost Girls by Angela Marsons
  • Once There Were Wolves by Charlotte McConaghy
  • The Royals Next Door by Karina Halle

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster
  • Lost Among The Living by Simone St James
  • Never Fall For Your Finacee by Virginia Heath out 11/9

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

October Reading Stats

What was your favorite book this month?

Books I read in October

  • Physical Books – 15 Books
  • E-Books – 3 Books
  • Audio – 1 Book
  • Library Books – 1 Book
  • ARC’s – 5 Books
  • DNF’s – 0 Book
  • Re-Reads – 2 Books
  • Pages Read – 5,820

Genres

  • Contemporary Romance – 4 Books
  • Thriller/Mystery – 5 Books
  • Paranormal Romance – 1 Book
  • Historical Fiction – 2 Books
  • Contemporary Fiction – 1 Book
  • Graphic Novel – 3 Book
  • Young Adult – 1 Book
  • Horror – 1 Book

( I am only putting each book in what I think is the most prominent category )

Year Book Was Published

  • 2000 – 2019 – 6 Books
  • 2021 – 12 Books

Star Ratings

  • 1 Star – 1 Book
  • 3 Stars – 3 Books
  • 3.5 Stars – 3 Books
  • 4 Stars – 9 Books
  • 4.5 Stars – 1 Books
  • 5 Stars – 1 Books

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ReCap on my May Challenges

  • For my Backlist book I read – None
  • For Kayla’s Buzzword – This month the buzzword was Elements and I read Roc, Paper, Scissors
  • Goodreads Goal156 out of 125 = 125%

Until Next Time, Happy Reading!

Reading Round Up – October 21st – 31st

We Were Never Here by Andrea Bartz – 3 Stars This thriller was just ok. It follows 2 woman who travel every year together and for the past 2 years something has gone very wrong. Neither character is likable which is fine but I just found it hard to believe. Also the ending left me with so many questions! I did enjoy the writing style and will pick up more books from this author.

Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves – 4 Stars Thank you @stmartinspress and @smpromance for my #gifted copies for review!! I LOVED Tracy’s book, Not The Girl He Used To Know so I was so excited to read her newest book!! This one did not disappoint! Our main character is dealing with a divorce and finding out what she really wants in life! Layla who is recently divorced starts to take a look at her life and starts taking things back that her husband slowly took away. Layla used to play in a band and turns a room in her basement into a make shift studio and starts to play again. Josh is separated from is wife of 20+ years and meets Layla while dropping his daughter off at school. The two form a friendship that slowly develops into more. Their journey’s were so great to read about! Not only as friends and then a couple but also individually as they both have things in their life that they need to work through. I really love her writing style and can’t wait to read more from her! Highly recommend checking this one out!!

Haunting of Maddy Clare by Simone St James – 5 Stars After reading Simone’s two newest thrillers I decided to go back and read her older titles. This one is a historical ghost story set in 1920’s England. This book was so atmospheric and a great read. Highly recommend this one if you are wanting a creepy ghost story.

An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St James – 3.5 Stars Another ghost story set in the 1920’s in England. This one wasn’t as good but still a great read!

Lumberjanes Vol 1 – 4 Stars Cute read about 5 girls who are at camp and the mysteries they get pulled into. Very entertaining and fun to read. Can’t wait to read more volumes.

Blood Stain Vol 1 – 4 Stars This is one of my favorite graphic novel series about a woman who is desperate for a job and takes one as an assistant to a doctor who is somewhat suspicious.

Cackle by Rachel Harrison – 3 Stars Very disappointed in this one. It is categorized as a horror/mystery book and really it was a contemporary with slight magical realism.

WWW Wednesday – 11/3

Welcome to WWW Wednesday! This meme was formerly hosted by MizB at A Daily Rhythm and revived by Sam on Taking on a World of Words. All you have to do is answer the three questions below and leave a link to your post in the comments for others to look at. No blog? No problem! Just leave a comment with your responses. Please, take some time to visit the other participants and see what others are reading. So, let’s get to it!

The three Ws are:
What are currently reading?
What have you finished reading?
What will you read next?

What are you currently reading?

  • The Book Of Accidents by Chuck Wendig – only like 50pages in
  • 56 Days by Catherine Ryan Howard – 23% into this one
  • The Family You Make by Jill Shalvis – only like 2% in so far
  • Lost Girls by Angela Marsons – 37% into this one


What did you recently finish reading?

  • An Inquiry into Love and Death by Simone St. James – 3.5 Stars
  • Blood Stain Vol 1 – 4 Stars
  • Lumberjanes Vol 1 – 4 Stars
  • Cackle by Rachel Harrison – 3 Stars
  • The Holiday Swap by Maggie Knox – 5 Stars

What do you think you’ll read next?

  • Hooked: How Crafting Saved My Life by Sutton Foster
  • Lost Among The Living by Simone St James
  • Never Fall For Your Finacee by Virginia Heath out 11/9

What are you currently reading? Let me know in the comments below!

Top 5 Tuesday: November 2nd

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Shanah @the Bionic Bookworm and is now being hosted by Meeghan @Meeghan Reads. This week’s topic is Top 5 Tropes you love to read.

1. Enemies To Lovers

2. Grump and Sunshine

3. Isolated Closed Circle Mystery

4. Slow Burn

5. Forced Proximity

What are some of your favorite tropes in books?

November New Releases

Sorry I am a little late for this but here are the new releases in November. What books are you looking forward to this month?

  • Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves out 11/2 – 4 Stars
  • The Collective by Alison Gaylin out 11/2
  • The Fastest Way To Fall by Denise Williams out 11/2
  • Murder Most Actual by Alexis Hall out 11/9
  • Never Fall For Your Fiancée by Virginia Heath out 11/9
  • All The Feels by Olivia Dade got pushed back to 11/16
  • Duke Actually by Jenny Holiday got pushed back to 11/16
  • Beard In Hiding by Penny Reid got pushed back to 11/16
  • The Singles Table by Sara Desai out 11/16
  • The Christmas Bookshop by Jenny Colgan out 11/16
  • The Wolf by J.R. Ward out 11/16
  • Fated Blades by Ilona Andrews out 11/23