Sunday Wrap-Up #9

 

Sunday Wrap-Up is all about sharing the books and book related items that I’ve picked up recently. I also recap what went on last week and let you in on what’s coming up. I link up my post to Sunday Post, Bought, Borrowed & Bagged and Stacking the Shelves. I will post Sunday Wrap-up every other week.

Last week on the blog:
The End of a Great Year 2012 (A roundup of books I’ve read this year)
Naughty New Years Blog Hop (Giveaway)
Raksha by Frankie Rose (Cover reveal)
Grave Intentions by Lori Sjoberg (Review)
Edgewood by Karen McQuestion (Interview & Giveaway)

This week on the blog:
Severance by Shawn Kirsten Maravel (Review)
The Goddaughter by Melodie Campbell (Guest Post)
Wishing & Waiting on Wednesday (Meme)
Flawed by Kate Avelynn (Review)
Fall Into You by Roni Loren (Review)

 

For review…

Naked 
(The Blackstone Affair, #1)
By: Raine Miller
Genre: Erotic Romance

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Brynne Bennett is living the good life. An American art student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s putting her life back on track with school and lots of hard work. When ultra successful London businessman, Ethan Blackstone, buys her nude portrait, he isn’t taking ‘no’ for an answer. He wants Brynne in his bed and makes plans to keep her there no matter what. His dominant nature captivates and ensnares despite the demons she carries inside her. But there are secrets in this relationship. Huge ones. Can Ethan free Brynne from the past that has marked her? Will Brynne let him or will the specters tormenting her resurface to destroy them both…

 

Fall Into You
(Loving on the Edge, #3)
By: Roni Loren
Genre: Erotica
He’ll do anything for you. But you’d better say please.When tomboy sports reporter Charli Beaumonde loses a dream TV job because she’s not girly enough for primetime, she’s determined to land a big scoop and prove her boss made a mistake. But when she gets too close to a football scandal and finds her life threatened, Charli accepts an offer from family friend Grant Waters to hide out at his place—even if Grant predicts nothing but trouble from his buddy’s hard-headed, uncompromising, irrepressible, younger sister. There’s one more problem…

Grant’s “place” is The Ranch, a BDSM resort in Texas, and he’s used to being in charge —even if that means trying to keep Charli in line. But much to Grant’s surprise, she’s intrigued—even envious—of his trainees. They’re the epitome of what she’s never been: sexy, beguiling, and totally irresistible to a man. Still, Grant doesn’t believe for a minute that the sharp-tongued Charli has it in her to be anyone’s submissive. But Charli’s already on her knees vying for the chance to prove that even the Master can be wrong sometimes.

 

Bought…
Pushing the Limits 
(Pushing the Limits, #1)
By: Katie McGarry
Genre: New Adult
No one knows what happened the night Echo Emerson went from popular girl with jock boyfriend to gossiped-about outsider with “freaky” scars on her arms. Even Echo can’t remember the whole truth of that horrible night. All she knows is that she wants everything to go back to normal.But when Noah Hutchins, the smoking-hot, girl-using loner in the black leather jacket, explodes into her life with his tough attitude and surprising understanding, Echo’s world shifts in ways she could never have imagined. They should have nothing in common. And with the secrets they both keep, being together is pretty much impossible.Yet the crazy attraction between them refuses to go away. And Echo has to ask herself just how far they can push the limits and what she’ll risk for the one guy who might teach her how to love again.

 A Midsummer’s Nightmare
By: Kody Keplinger
Genre: New Adult
Whitley Johnson’s dream summer with her divorcé dad has turned into a nightmare. She’s just met his new fiancée and her kids. The fiancée’s son? Whitley’s one-night stand from graduation night. Just freakin’ great.Worse, she totally doesn’t fit in with her dad’s perfect new country-club family. So Whitley acts out. She parties. Hard. So hard she doesn’t even notice the good things right under her nose: a sweet little future stepsister who is just about the only person she’s ever liked, a best friend (even though Whitley swears she doesn’t “do” friends), and a smoking-hot guy who isn’t her stepbrother…at least, not yet. It will take all three of them to help Whitley get through her anger and begin to put the pieces of her family together.

Filled with authenticity and raw emotion, Whitley is Kody Keplinger’s most compelling character to date: a cynical Holden Caulfield-esque girl you will wholly care about.

 

Perfect Chemistry
(Perfect Chemistry, #1)
By: Simone Elkeles
Genre: YA

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When Brittany Ellis walks into chemistry class on the first day of senior year, she has no clue that her carefully created ‘perfect’ life is about to unravel before her eyes. She’s forced to be lab partners with Alex Fuentes, a gang member from the other side of town, and he is about to threaten everything she’s worked so hard for: her flawless reputation, her relationship with her boyfriend, and the secret that her home life is anything but perfect.

Alex is a bad boy and he knows it. So when he makes a bet with his friends to lure Brittany into his life, he thinks nothing of it. But soon Alex realizes Brittany is a real person with real problems, and suddenly the bet he made in arrogance turns into something much more.

In a passionate story about looking beneath the surface, Simone Elkeles breaks through the stereotypes and barriers that threaten to keep Brittany and Alex apart.

 

13 Thoughts on “Sunday Wrap-Up #9

  1. I loved Perfect Chemistry!! I must get book 2 & 3!! Pushing the Limits seems to be everywhere at the moment, I’m sure I’ve got a copy. I must read it.
    Hope you enjoy your new reads.

  2. Pushing the Limits was awesome. I so loved that book and hope you will too. I can’t wait to read Dare to You. Come visit me as well.

    Grace

  3. I loved Pushing The Limits… Enjoy your haul…

    Jenea @ Books Live Forever’s Sunday
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  4. Pushing the Limits is really good! I need to get myself a copy of A Midsummer’s Nightmare soon! And I still haven’t read the Perfect Chemistry series. I have a feeling I should do that soon! 😛

    Here’s my Stacking the Shelves!

    Happy reading!

    -Lexi, the Literature Lion
    http://www.theliteraturelion.blogspot.com

  5. Great haul. I picked up Pushing the Limits too. I have read some amazing reviews and have seen it land on a lot of top ten lists. I hope that we both love it. Happy reading.

  6. Wow these all look yummy! I own some of them and want others..like Naked! Have a really awesome week Kristen! The Sunday Post

  7. Oooh Pushing the Limits was FAB!! Eeek!! I want to read Perfect Chemistry!!! I’m jealous!

    Happy Reading!!
    ~Kayla
    The Ramblings of a Toddler’s Mom

  8. A Midsummer’s Nightmare sounds really good. I’ve heard amazing things about all of Kody’s novels but I have yet to check them out.

    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  9. Oh Pushing the Limits..one of my favorite reads from 2012. Great choices!

    Check out my IMM & SP.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

  10. Ooh, A Midsummer’s Nightmare sounds so good – I hope you enjoy it!

  11. I adored Pushing the Limits, hope you do too! And your other books 🙂

    Here is my weekly round up
    Lauren

  12. Enjoy PTL, I really loved that book tho it made me cry.

  13. I need to pick up Pushing The Limits. I think the hype scared me out of grabbing it right away ~ but I’m ready now!

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