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Top ten of my favorite books that came out in 2017

Today's post is going to be something different. I went through all of the books that I read this year and came up with the top ten of my favorites. I recommend you check them out. if you click on the title it will take you to the Goodreads page for the book.


Fallen Heir (Royals 4) by Erin WattCaraval by Stephanie GarberLike a Memory By Abbi GlinesWarcross By Marie LuBecause of Lila by Abbi GlinesThe Society (spy girl 3) by Jillian DoddThe Dark Prophecy (trials of Apollo 2) by Rick RiordanGuardian of Secrets by Brenda DrakeBroken Shelves by Anne MalcomXander by Anne Mercier

My Christmas Break TBR Pile

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I have about a week and half off from work and I finally have some quite time to catch up on some reading. I have five books I plan to get though.

1- Devils and Thieves by Jennifer Rush
I found this book at Barnes and Noble and after reading the first couple of chapters in the store I went from i'll borrow this from the library to I need to add this to my collection!

Goodreads Blurb:Power corrupts. Magic kills.
Eighteen-year-old Jemmie Carmichael is surrounded by magic in the quiet town of Hawthorne, New York. In her world, magic users are called “kindled,” and Jemmie would count herself among them if only she could cast a simple spell without completely falling apart. It doesn't help that she was also recently snubbed by Crowe—the dangerous and enigmatic leader of Hawthorne’s kindled motorcycle gang, the Devils’ League.

When the entire kindled community rolls into Hawthorne for an annual festival, a rumor spreads that someone is practicing forbidden magic. Then people start to go…

Rough and Rich (notorious devils 6) by Hayley Fairman

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Merry Christmas Everyone! Blurb: Imogen Caroline Stewart-Huntington hasn’t always been a rich bitch, her sunshine blotted out by her husband’s need to soar.

Sloane McKinley Huntington III hasn’t always been a Devil, but the brotherhood was his ride to the next best high—a vice he couldn’t shake, until he didn’t have a choice.

Now, three years sober, he sees with clear eyes. Free from the shackles of prison, all he wants is a second chance, his sights set on one woman—his wife.

Imogen knows that money can’t buy love—but when the rough man who stole her heart barges back into her life, she can’t help but question if perhaps forgiveness will. My thoughts: My favorite book in the whole series so far! there is action, drama, and romance. I honestly don't know where to start with this review everyone. there is so much to say. First, this couple is super cute and I love that they were together so long. this couple will have there ups and downs but they are stronger when they face it together. I…

Gun Moll (gun moll1) by Bethany- Kris and Erin Tanner

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Blurb: James “Mac” Maccari’s career in the mafia is at a standstill. As the best solider in his Capo’s crew, all he wants is to be noticed enough to get Made in the Pivetti Crime Family. But instead, his Capo’s interests seem more focused on keeping his solider hidden from the boss, and every other Made man he can. Seemingly stuck right where he is with no chance of going up, Mac doesn’t know what will finally get him the attention he needs to earn his button.

Until she shows up and all eyes are on them …

Melina Morgan survives—that’s just what she does. She’s never been able to depend on anyone but herself to keep her safe and get things done. When a chance encounter puts her in a bad situation with the cops and the mafia, Melina has no choice but to put her faith in the hands of a man that not only infuriates her with his cocky arrogance, but catches her interest, too. Playing pretend in a fake relationship with Mac doesn’t seem all that terrible, until pretend turns real and bullets s…

Rough and Ready (notorious devils 5) by Hayley Fairman

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Blurb: Cleo Hill is a married woman, in love with a man she's never really known—her husband, whom she hasn't seen in eleven years.

Paxton "Torch" Hill is a Notorious Devil, a man who's been wrestling with his personal demons since before he knew the horrors of war.

When a threat against his club means danger could be lurking around his estranged wife's door, Paxton is determined to protect her. Yet, one look at the woman he left behind, and he knows his plans are about to change. 

The past is not an easy thing to forget, especially not for a woman scorned. While Cleo isn't the innocent catch he once knew, there's something about that rough and ready man she's not sure she can deny.

After all—they promised each other forever.  My thoughts: this book was super sweet. I was so shocked when I found out how long they were separated for from each other. the fact that there was still a connection for so long is crazy to me. the deeper we go in the series, the …

Always (a Legacy 1) by Bethany-Kris

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Blurb: A wild boy.
A sly girl.

Cross Donati defines trouble. He does what he wants because he’s never known anything different. He’s unapologetic, and he owns it.

Catherine Marcello is every bit a good girl … on the outside. Her entire world is a legacy, and she lives it. She’s curious, and she’s exploring it.

She chases bad things.
He never learned to be good.

They’re late nights, stolen cars, first times, fist fights, leather jackets, beaches, bloody smiles, and life.
They’re vicious and precious, dangerous and harmless, innocence and sin. They are love.

Love is killing for someone.
Love is living for someone.

Sometimes, you can’t keep saving your heart when it means sacrificing it, too.
Sometimes, you have to learn to save yourself.
Sometimes, love has to fall, crash, and burn.

This is what love is like when you’re a principe and principessa della mafia.
This is what love is like when you’re Cross Donati and Catherine Marcello.

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Always is a Legacy Novel, and while it is standalone, it can also a…

Rough and Ruthless (notorious devils 4) by Hayley Fairman

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Blurb: Mary-Anne Lukin has never had it easy. Having survived the torments of abuse for far too long, it's a miracle that life somehow managed to leave her with a little bit of hope—hope of a future filled with happiness. 

Max "MadDog" Duhart has lived more than one lifetime, earning the respect he's due as the president of the Original Charter of Notorious Devils. Nevertheless, with life still yet to live, he wants more than the regret that's tarnished his past. 

Their connection is instant, though they know they shouldn't act on it—not with more than thirty years between them. Not with their families tied together by the club's brotherhood. 

Yet, there's something about the sweet, broken woman that whispers of a fresh start for an old man. And while he may be rough and ruthless, she cannot deny the way she feels when she looks into his haunted blue eyes.

One phone call. One cry for help. One motorcycle ride, and life as they know it is never the same. 

**…

Aiden (the Keatyn Chronicals 6.25) by Jillian Dodd

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Blurb: The God of all Hotties, with his dreamy green eyes and abs to die for. 

When Keatyn goes to Eastbrooke, their attraction is intense. 
He gives her a four-leaf clover, kisses her atop the Ferris wheel, and turns her brain to cotton candy.
But . . . there’s always a but in love stories, right?

Discover when and how Aiden learned who Keatyn really was, and why he didn’t confront her with his knowledge in pivotal new scenes from his point of view. 

**NOTE: This book contains series spoilers
My thoughts: This is a short story from Aidens point of view. I personal love when authors do this because there is always more than one side to any story. That is exactly what this book is it is fun and different. i love all of the little comment that Aiden makes in his head about Keatyn. they are super cute. while reading Aiden point of view i felt that i could connect better with the character after reading this. you don't have to read this if you don't want to but if you are a fan of Aiden …

Deadly Little Secret (a Touch Novel) by Laurie Faria Stolarz

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Deadly Little Secret (a Touch Novel) by Laurie Faria Stolarz
Goodreads Blurb: Some secrets shouldn't be kept...

Up until three months ago, everything in sixteen-year-old Camelia's life had been fairly ordinary: decent grades; an okay relationship with her parents; and a pretty cool part-time job at the art studio downtown. But when Ben, the mysterious new guy, starts junior year at her high school, Camelia's life becomes anything but ordinary.

Rumored to be somehow responsible for his ex-girlfriend's accidental death, Ben is immediately ostracized by everyone on campus. Except for Camelia. She's reluctant to believe the rumors, even when her friends try to convince her otherwise. She's inexplicably drawn to Ben and to his touch. But soon, Camelia is receiving eerie phone calls and strange packages with threatening notes. Ben insists she is in danger, and that he can help-but can he be trusted? She knows he's hiding something... but he's not the only one …

Upcoming release

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SUMMARY:
A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy! Special pre-order and release week SALE price $0.99!

In tight quarters, anything can happen…

Fresh off a six-month deployment, Navy SEAL Cash McCoy is determined to end his celibacy streak with a night of down and dirty sex. Instead, he gets an interrupted hook-up with a hot blonde who vanishes without a way for him to contact her. When he’s asked to keep an eye on—and hands off—his CO’s sister for a few weeks to guard her from a psycho-stalker ex, Cash accepts the assignment as a distraction…and gets the surprise of his life.

Jen Scott knows she needs protection, but she’s not looking forward to being babysat by some straight-laced yes-man her overprotective brother can boss around. Finding out her new roomie is none other than the sexy stranger who was seconds away from shaking her world apart changes everything. Orders be damned, Cash is the one man capable of helping her explore h…

December Releases!

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Here are all of the books coming out in December that I think look good. If you want to look at any other of the monthly release click on the tab above. Check out the December release:
December 4th
Blurb: The crime boss.
The hustling queen.

Cross and Catherine Donati have been married five years, but the life they’ve chosen still has things to teach them yet. One can never become too comfortable in their business. Trouble soon follows. 

The principe and principessa are all grown up …

It’s tough being at the top. When all Cross wants is to slow down the world, reality has a way of speeding it back up. Just when Catherine thinks she’s learned everything her mother has to teach, more lessons come her way. 

A king and queen must protect their thrones … 

This is their life. 
This is their love. 

Always. 
Revered. 
And unruly. December 5th Blurb: Ever the Divided. Ever the Feared. Ever the Brave.
After saving King Aodren with her newfound Channeler powers, Britta only wants to live a peaceful life in her c…

Love (Hollywood love 5) by Jillian Dodd

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Blurb From USA Today bestselling author Jillian Dodd comes the last book in the addictive Keatyn Chronicles series. Discover a breathless fairy-tale romance with swoon-worthy characters set in a glittering celebrity world. Fans of reality TV will devour this pulse-pounding, sexy Hollywood drama.

Follow the lives and loves of those who work at Captive Films:

Riley Johnson — Captive Films’ CEO and millionaire playboy is hot, privileged, and seriously single. He’s got it all—a brand new jet, exotic cars, a luxury penthouse, and a different aspiring actress (or two) in his bed every night. His life is perfect until the only girl he ever loved walks back into it, causing him to wonder if he truly has it all.

Keatyn Douglas — Hollywood’s sweetheart and owner of Captive Films leads a chaotic, glamorous life. But running a successful film studio, writing scripts, and her own acting career leave little time for the things she dreams of, like marrying the man she loves and having babies. When drama…

A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray

A Million Worlds with You by Claudia Gray
Goodreads Blurb:A million universes. A million dangers. One destiny.

The fate of the multiverse rests in Marguerite Caine’s hands. Marguerite has been at the center of a cross-dimensional feud since she first traveled to another universe using her parents’ invention, the Firebird. Only now has she learned the true plans of the evil Triad Corporation—and that those plans could spell doom for dozens or hundreds of universes, each facing total annihilation.

Paul Markov has always been at Marguerite’s side, but Triad’s last attack has left him a changed man—angry and shadowed by tragedy. He struggles to overcome the damage done to him, but despite Marguerite’s efforts to help, Paul may never be the same again.

So it’s up to Marguerite alone to stop the destruction of the multiverse. Billions of lives are at stake. The risks have never been higher. And Triad has unleashed its ultimate weapon: another dimension’s Marguerite—wicked, psychologically tw…

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Interview with a Rockstar!

Hi everyone. Since today is Thanksgiving, I wanted to give back to all of the readers out there who are a fan. Books are my passion and I am so fortunate that I have the opertunity to turn this passion into a career. Never give up on want you went. With that said let me introduce the Rockstar that I will be interviewing.  He is a drummer and in this little band called Blush. Can you guess who it is?  That's right  it is Trace Styx!

Leah: Thank you for taking time out of you day for this interview.
Trace: The pleasure is all mine
*Such a flirt*
Leah:Out of all the instruments, what led you to like drums the best? If you could pick any other
instrument to play what would it be?

Trace: When I was little, I was always banging on pots and pans with wooden spoons. My mom thought           it helped me get out my aggression or anger, so she got me my first drum set. The rest is history, as they say.  Other instrument… well, I can play the piano/keyboards. I guess I'd like to learn to p…

Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by V.E. Schwab

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Our Dark Duet (Monsters of Verity #2) by V.E. Schwab
Goodreads Blurb: THE WORLD IS BREAKING. AND SO ARE THEY.

KATE HARKER isn't afraid of monsters. She hunts them. And she's good at it.

AUGUST FLYNN once yearned to be human. He has a part to play. And he will play it, no matter the cost.

THE WAR HAS BEGUN.

THE MONSTERS ARE WINNING.

Kate will have to return to Verity. August will have to let her back in. And a new monster is waiting—one that feeds on chaos and brings out its victims' inner demons.

Which will be harder to conquer: the monsters they face, or the monsters within?
My Thoughts: After the cliff hanger from the first book I had to get my hands on this one. The story starts off months after book 1 and the main characters Kate and August are in completely different places than I thought they would be. Kate is battling her inner monsters and fighting monster in the city. August is working more hand-in-hand with Flynn’s group. The biggest shocked of the book is the endi…

Rough and Rugged (notorious devils mc 3) by Hayley Fairman

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Blurb: Hattie Morris is a young girl with silly dreams and a fantasy she's been holding onto since she was sixteen years old.

"Dirty" Johnny Williams is a hard man who rides as a Notorious Devil, known for being filthy between the sheets, yet always wishing for the unattainable more.

One night, one kiss sets fate in motion, and neither Hattie, nor Johnny, can deny that their lives have been forever changed. Time and distance stand between them, but a chance encounter shatters their ability to resist each other any longer.

It's not long before Hattie realizes that fantasies are named thus for a reason, while Johnny learns that the innocence of a sweet girl is no match against his hardened heart.

Yet, inexperienced as she may be, Hattie knows one thing for sure. If she doesn't take a chance with this rough and rugged man, she'll never know if dreams really can come true.

*Recommended for readers 18+ due to Language, Sexual Content, and Violence.(less) My thoughts: Ou…

Beau Rivage Series: Tear You Apart by Sarah Cross

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Goodreads Blurb for Tear You Apart:
If you want to live happily ever after, first you have to stay alive. Viv knows there's no escaping her fairy-tale curse. One day her beautiful stepmother will feed her a poison apple or convince her on-again-off-again boyfriend, Henley, to hunt her down and cut out her heart before she breaks his. In the city of Beau Rivage, some princesses are destined to be prey.

But then Viv receives an invitation to the exclusive club where the Twelve Dancing Princesses twirl away their nights. There she meets Jasper, an underworld prince who seems to have everything—but what he really wants is her. He vows to save her from her dark fate if she'll join him and be his queen.

All Viv has to do is tear herself away from the huntsman boy who still holds her heart. Then she might live to see if happily ever after is a promise the prince can keep. But is life as an underworld queen worth sacrificing the true love that might kill her?
My thoughts: What I like …