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Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Books I've Read So Far in 2015. I've read so many great books so far this year, so this one is pretty easy (or hard, depending on how you look at it--which ones to choose?!). Here are my favorites, in no particular order:

What are your favorite books you've read so far in 2015?
Happy Reading!

Review: Second Chance Summer

Title: Second Chance Summer
Author: Jill Shalvis
368 pages, publish date June 30, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Note: I received this book from NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it's the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there's an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more th…

W...W...W... Wednesday

W… W… W… Wednesday, how hosted by Taking on a World of Words, is a weekly meme showcasing what you just finished reading, what you are currently reading, and what you plan to start reading next.
What did you just finish reading? This one was just a 3 star for me.I liked it, but didn't LOVE it. The writing was beautiful and flowed well (the best part of the book for me) and I enjoyed the characters. I just had a feeling the whole time that I'd read the book before--a bit too predictable and cliche.

What are you reading now? I'm halfway through this one and absolutely in love with it. The whole concept is brilliant and keeps you reading! My review of this one will be on the blog July 6. What are you reading next? I just purchased The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, I just got Beach Town from the library...deciding which one to read next is tough!! What are you reading this week? Happy Summer and Happy Reading!

Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite Top Ten Topics!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week, Top Ten Tuesday is celebrating 5 years as a weekly feature! To celebrate, this week's theme is Top Ten Topics We've Done in the Past Five Years. I've only been participating in TTT for the last year and a half or so, so here are my favorites from my time with TTT (in no particular order):

1.  Top Ten Books from my Childhoold I'd Love to Revisit

2. Top Ten All Time Favorite Books from the Last Three Years

3. Top Ten Goals for 2015

4. Top Ten New to Me Authors in 2014

5. Top Ten Book Characters Sitting at my Lunch Table

6. Top Ten: Stranded on an Island, with Fictional Characters!

7. Top Ten Blogging Confessions

8. Top Ten TV Shows

9. Top Ten Books I'd Like to See Made into Movies/TV Shows

10. Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want to Meet!

What are some of your favorite TTT moments? Happy 5 year anniversary, Top Ten Tuesday!

Review: Wild Blue Yonder (Ceruleans #3)

Title: Wild Blue Yonder (Ceruleans #3)
Author: Megan Tayte
312 pages, published May 31, 2015
Genre:YA paranormal romance

Note: I received this book from the authorto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

When Scarlett Blake chose life-after-death as a Cerulean, she expected to grieve for all she left behind: her boyfriend, her best friend, her mother, her home. But at least Cerulea, her heaven, would be… well, heavenly. Right?


The world in which Scarlett awakens is very far from her idea of a utopia. Picturesque, sure, and serene. But there can be no paradise within the unforgiving walls of a prison, be they of cold, hard stone or beautifully blue water.

Now Scarlett faces her hardest decision yet: be a good, dutiful Cerulean, or be true to herself and fight for freedom.

And if she can find a way to escape, what then? Can she finally reunite with her lost sister? Can she save Sienna from the murderous Fallen? Ca…

Release Blitz: Needing Him by A. Sloan

Title: Needing Him (Book 1) Series: Longing for Love Series Author: A. Sloan Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotica/ New Adult

One moment can change the path of your life. In that moment, you can see a new path you never knew could exist. You can see your present slowly change and morph into a future of complete happiness. You can look into someone’s eyes and see all that in a moment. 
For Colt, that moment came in the form of a pair of the bluest eyes he had ever seen. Everything he thought his life was, the son he loved more than his own life, his family’s ranch and the life he built. He wanted to wrap her in his arms, breathe her in and share it all with her. He knew when his eyes met hers that day, he needed Addison to complete his life that he didn’t know was incomplete, until that moment. 
In a moment, you can see your future happiness shatter right before your eyes. You can think that it was finally time for a happy ending and then it’s gone in a puff of smoke, violence, and drugs. The …

Review: Summer Secrets

Title: Summer Secrets
Author: Jane Green
320 pages, publish date June 23, 2015
Genre: Women's Fiction

Note: I received this book from NetGalleyto facilitate my review. I received no other compensation, and all opinions are my own.

From Goodreads:

June, 1998: At twenty seven, Catherine Coombs, also known as Cat, is struggling. She lives in London, works as a journalist, and parties hard. Her lunchtimes consist of several glasses of wine at the bar downstairs in the office, her evenings much the same, swigging the free booze and eating the free food at a different launch or party every night. When she discovers the identity of the father she never knew she had, it sends her into a spiral. She makes mistakes that cost her the budding friendship of the only women who have ever welcomed her. And nothing is ever the same after that.

June, 2014: Cat has finally come to the end of herself. She no longer drinks. She wants to make amends to those she has hurt. Her quest takes her to Nan…

Top Ten Books on my Summer 2015 TBR

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme created by The Broke and The Bookish. This week's topic is Top Ten Ten Books on my Summer 2015 TBR! This was an easy one--as my blog says, so many books, so little time!! Here's the list, as usual, in no particular order (the first 5 are from NetGalley):

What's on your summer TBR? Happy Reading!

PROMO: Jack Gets His Man by D.E. Haggerty (Giveaway!!)

Romantic Comedy Date Published: July 1, 2015

Jack’s life is awesome. His store is making money hand over fist and his best friend has found love. So what if he’s feeling a bit restless and put out about his upcoming birthday and his ex is being a pain in his fabulous behind? That’s nothing he can’t handle. But then his smoking hot new bookkeeper discovers things at the store aren’t actually as they seem. Someone is playing fast and loose with the finances. Jack’s bestie and his gal pals, the gray-haired knitting detectives, jump at the chance to solve Jack’s problems. When they aren’t re-enacting scenes from spy thrillers, they’re setting Jack up on dates and generally insinuating themselves into his love life. They’re determined to find love for Jack as well as his missing money. Will Jack catch a thief or find love? Either way Jack’s going to get his man.

“Hands in the air. Drop to your knees,” was shouted at them. Blinded by a flashlight, it was impossible to identify the speak…

PROMO: Every Choice by Samantha Rey (Giveaway!!!)

New Adult
Date Published: June 13, 2015

Red. Red is everywhere. Not just red, blood. Blood is everywhere. It is all over me.
Cassie Whitlock has relived that day countless times in her dreams for the past four years. It left more than just physical scars, it has caused her to close herself off to everyone. She no longer believes in love. Love only ends in pain.
That’s why when she meets Luca, she is surprised by the immediate and undeniable attraction between them. She doesn’t want complicated and she knows he’s about to make everything complicated. As their lives become more intertwined, it becomes harder to hide her secrets, and harder to resist him, but when she discovers he has secrets of his own, she begins to question everything. Cassie has to make a choice: hold on to the ghosts of her past or be brave enough to imagine a future.

“You don’t know what you’re talking about,” I said. Luca smirked. “You tell me that a lot. But the way I see it, I know exactly what I’m talking about an…