Sunday, January 6, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 1/6/13

Stacking the Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews. Make sure to checkout her post with links to all the other participates.

What'd I get this week??? You want to ya??

Okay! It was my birthday this last week (well last Sunday) and I got some books for my bday! YAY Bought two and received one for review. Here goes...

From the very fabulous Autumn at The Autumn Review, I received these two books. Thank you Autumn!

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My Favorite Mistake by Chelsea M Cameron

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Taylor Caldwell can't decide if she wants to kiss her new college roommate or punch him.

On the one hand, Hunter Zaccadelli is a handsome, blue-eyed bundle of charm. On the other, he's a tattooed, guitar-playing bundle of bad boy. Maybe that's why Taylor's afraid of falling in love with him, or anyone else. She doesn't want to get burned, and even though her other roommates adore him, she wants him gone before it's too late.

Hunter himself has been been burned before, but the fact that Taylor calls him out on his crap and has the sexiest laugh ever make him decide maybe love isn't a lost cause. They make a bet: if she can convince him she truly loves or hates him, he'll leave the apartment--and leave her alone. The problem is, the more time they spend together, the less she hates him, and the more she moves toward love.

But when the man who holds the key to Taylor's fear of giving up her heart resurfaces and threatens to wreck everything, she has to decide: trust Hunter with her greatest secret, or do everything in her power to win that bet and drive him away forever.

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Shadow Bound (Unbound #2) by Rachel Vincent

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If you live in the dark long enough, you begin to forget the light...

Kori Daniels is a shadow-walker, able to travel instantly from one shadow to another. After weeks of confinement for betraying her boss, she's ready to break free of the Tower syndicate for good. But Jake Tower has one final job for Kori, one chance to secure freedom for herself and her sister, Kenley, even if it means taking it from someone else....

The job? Recruit Ian Holt-or kill him.

Ian's ability to manipulate the dark has drawn interest from every syndicate in the world, most notably an invitation from Jake Tower. Though he has no interest in organized crime, Ian accepts the invite, because he's on a mission of his own. Ian has come to kill Tower's top Binder: Kori's little sister.

Amid the tangle of lies, an unexpected thread of truth connecting Ian and Kori comes to light. But with opposing goals, they'll have to choose between love and liberty....

From the very best twitter friend, Tiffany King, I received an Amazon gift card. THIS is what I bought with it! Thanks Tiff!

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Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally (finished copy)

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Red-hot author Miranda Kenneally hits one out of the park in this return to Catching Jordan's Hundred Oaks High.

Parker Shelton pretty much has the perfect life. She’s on her way to becoming valedictorian at Hundred Oaks High, she’s made the all-star softball team, and she has plenty of friends. Then her mother’s scandal rocks their small town and suddenly no one will talk to her.

Now Parker wants a new life.

So she quits softball. Drops twenty pounds. And she figures why kiss one guy when she can kiss three? Or four. Why limit herself to high school boys when the majorly cute new baseball coach seems especially flirty?

But how far is too far before she loses herself completely?

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The Unidentified Redhead by Alice Clayton

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When Grace Sheridan returns to Los Angeles to become a working actor, it's a second shot at a life-long dream. With some help from her best friend and agent, that dream could become a reality, but at thirty-three, has Grace missed her chance at the big time? Will an unexpected sizzling romance with the entertainment industry's newest 'it' boy shine an uncomfortable spotlight on her life? Alice Clayton spins a playful and erotic May to December romance in this, her debut novel. Clayton's funny, borderline neurotic heroine is perfect in her imperfections, and the off the charts sexual chemistry between her and her charming, yet blissfully unaware leading man are the true heart of The Unidentified Redhead. With laugh out loud dialogue and a super steamy romance that will get your heart racing, sneaking around in L.A. and dodging the Paparazzi has never been so fun.

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Hopeless by Colleen H

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Sometimes discovering the truth can leave you more hopeless than believing the lies…

That’s what seventeen-year-old Sky realizes after she meets Dean Holder. A guy with a reputation that rivals her own and an uncanny ability to invoke feelings in her she’s never had before. He terrifies her and captivates her all in the span of just one encounter, and something about the way he makes her feel sparks buried memories from a past that she wishes could just stay buried.

Sky struggles to keep him at a distance knowing he’s nothing but trouble, but Holder insists on learning everything about her. After finally caving to his unwavering pursuit, Sky soon finds that Holder isn’t at all who he’s been claiming to be. When the secrets he’s been keeping are finally revealed, every single facet of Sky’s life will change forever.

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Falling For Her Fiance by Cindi Madsen (Cover art not yet available)

Book Description:

Danielle and Wes have been best friends since college, and so when Wes needs a date for his sister’s wedding and Dani needs a partner for her company’s retreat, they devise the perfect plan: a fake engagement to get through both events unscathed. But neither expects the feelings that develop. Putting their friendship on the line is dangerous, but so is passing up a chance at true love…

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The Vincent Brothers (The Vincent Boys, #2) by Abbi Glines

Found this at Walmart this week and needed it to match the first one.

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 Lana has lived her life in her cousin’s shadow. Ashton always made perfect grades, had tons of friends, and looks model-perfect. And she’s always had Sawyer Vincent—the only boy Lana’s ever wanted—wrapped around her finger. But now things are different. Lana has a chance to make Sawyer see her, and she’s taking it. If only he’d get over Ashton—because Lana is sick of second-best.

Sawyer’s heart is broken. He’s lost his best girl to his best friend. And then Lana comes to town. Ashton’s cousin has always been sweet and soft-spoken, but now she’s drop-dead gorgeous as well. Sawyer doesn’t know if Lana can heal his broken heart, but spending time with her might at least make Ashton jealous.

What starts as a carefree fling becomes a lusty game of seduction. Sawyer and Lana may have different motives, but their scintillating hookups are the same kind of steamy. . .

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Such A Rush by Jennifer Echols

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A sexy and poignant romantic tale of a young daredevil pilot caught between two brothers.

When I was fourteen, I made a decision. If I was doomed to live in a trailer park next to an airport, I could complain about the smell of the jet fuel like my mom, I could drink myself to death over the noise like everybody else, or I could learn to fly.

Heaven Beach, South Carolina, is anything but, if you live at the low-rent end of town. All her life, Leah Jones has been the grown-up in her family, while her mother moves from boyfriend to boyfriend, letting any available money slip out of her hands. At school, they may diss Leah as trash, but she’s the one who negotiates with the landlord when the rent’s not paid. At fourteen, she’s the one who gets a job at the nearby airstrip.

But there’s one way Leah can escape reality. Saving every penny she can, she begs quiet Mr. Hall, who runs an aerial banner-advertising business at the airstrip and also offers flight lessons, to take her up just once. Leaving the trailer park far beneath her and swooping out over the sea is a rush greater than anything she’s ever experienced, and when Mr. Hall offers to give her cut-rate flight lessons, she feels ready to touch the sky.

By the time she’s a high school senior, Leah has become a good enough pilot that Mr. Hall offers her a job flying a banner plane. It seems like a dream come true . . . but turns out to be just as fleeting as any dream. Mr. Hall dies suddenly, leaving everything he owned in the hands of his teenage sons: golden boy Alec and adrenaline junkie Grayson. And they’re determined to keep the banner planes flying.

Though Leah has crushed on Grayson for years, she’s leery of getting involved in what now seems like a doomed business—until Grayson betrays her by digging up her most damning secret. Holding it over her head, he forces her to fly for secret reasons of his own, reasons involving Alec. Now Leah finds herself drawn into a battle between brothers—and the consequences could be deadly.

So that's my stack this week, what's in yours???  Leave me a comment.


  1. Oh love all the books!! I really enjoyed Stealing Parker. I haven't read anything by Rachel Vincent yet, but I heard that series was good. Enjoy! ;-D

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  2. Great haul today Valerie!! Belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Shadow Bound is great hope you enjoy!!!!!!!

  3. Happy Belated Birthday!! I loved Shadow Bound such a great book. I hope you enjoy all your bookish goodies

  4. You are welcome. ;) Andrea and I are going to start reading My Favorite Mistake together today. I think I have read or have every single book you got. Such A Rush was great. The Redhead Series is fantastic and Hopeless blew me away. One of the best books ever. Enjoy them!

  5. Fantastic books!! I still have to read Shadow Bound. I can't believe I haven't I pre-ordered it so I could read it right away and never got to it. I liked Falling for Her Fiance I thought it was great!!

  6. Happy belated birthday. I still haven't read the Vincent Brothers, but I'll probably just wait to borrow it from someone.

  7. Oh my gosh, Val! The Unidentified Redhead is my favorite. I just had to buy print copies of the series when I was finished.

    Super excited to start My Favorite Mistake.


  8. So many fantastic books! Hopeless was SO good - so I really hope you end up liking it.

  9. So many books I'm jealous of! I just read Catching Jordan so I can't wait to read Stealing Parker! Such a Rush has been at the top of my wishlist for a while, and thanks for introducing me to Hopeless! I'm gonna keep my eyes peeled for that one!

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  10. Great haul!! I love Rachel Vincent, although I haven't read her Unbound series yet it looks so good. I have been hearing some good things about Hopless
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  11. I haven't read The Vincent Boys yet but I really want to :) I hope you enjoy everything you got this week :)

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  12. Wow! Looks like you've had a good book week! I'm not big on contemporary, but I read Catching Jordan and I absolutely loved it, so I can't wait to read Stealing Parker! And because of all the positive reviews, I would like to read The Vincent Boys :) Also, Such a Rush sounded like a good book.

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  13. ooh great haul here Valerie! I'm so jealous of Such a Rush and Stealing Parker! Happy Reading!!! :))

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  14. Ahhh!!! I loved MY FAVORITE MISTAKE and SUCH A RUSH!!! And I also got HOPELESS this week. Hope you love all of the books you got!!!

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  15. Fantastic haul. Hopeless seems to be the book of the week, everybody is snatching it up. I can't wait to get stuck into it either. I haven't started the Unbound series, but want to. The Vincent Boys series is awesome, love Abbi Glines. Happy reading and happy birthday!

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  16. Great Haul. Loving the sound of the first book. Love a tattoo badboy. I want to try the Vincent Brothwers.

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