Sunday, April 21, 2013

Stacking MY Shevles ~ 4/21/13

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


Click To Subscribe by L.M. Augustine
(received from author - thank you)

135,789. That’s how many subscribers sixteen-year-old West Ryder has on his web vlog series. But he only has eyes for one of them.

As one of the internet’s most prestigious video bloggers, West talks about high school relationships under the name “Sam Green.” As far as he knows, no one from school, not even his best friend, Cat, has seen his videos. But the highlight of the whole thing is Harper Knight, who comments every day at exactly 2:02 in the afternoon. He doesn’t know anything about her aside from the occasional deep philosophical messaging on why pizza tastes so delicious, but as stupid as it sounds, he might be falling for her. So when they finally agree to meet in real life, West’s hope for romance seems more and more in reach. But that all changes as soon as he arrives at their meeting spot and sees Cat walking toward him, wearing the same “I <3 Sam Green” T-shirt Harper promised she'd have on.

To his alarm, West realizes he is falling in love with the best friend who has always been a sister to him.

Game. Set. Match. (Outerbanks Tennis Academy #1) 
by Jennifer Iacopelli
(for upcoming tour post - thank you)

Nestled along the coastline of North Carolina, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the best elite tennis training facility in the world. Head Coach, Dominic Kingston has assembled some of the finest talent in the sport. From the game's biggest stars to athletes scraping and clawing to achieve their dreams, OBX is full of ego, drama and romance. Only the strong survive in this pressure cooker of competition, on and off the court.

Penny Harrison, the biggest rising star in tennis, is determined to win the French Open and beat her rival, the world’s number one player, Zina Lutrova. There’s just one problem, the only person who’s ever been able to shake her laser-like focus is her new training partner. Alex Russell, tennis’s resident bad boy, is at OBX recovering from a knee injury suffered after he crashed his motorcycle (with an Aussie supermodel on the back). He's hoping to regain his former place at the top of men’s tennis and Penny’s heart, while he’s at it.

Tennis is all Jasmine Randazzo has ever known. Her parents have seven Grand Slam championships between them and she’s desperate to live up to their legacy. Her best friend is Teddy Harrison, Penny’s twin brother, and that’s all they’ve ever been, friends. Then one stupid, alcohol-laced kiss makes everything super awkward just as she as she starts prepping for the biggest junior tournament of the year, the Outer Banks Classic.

The Classic is what draws Indiana Gaffney out of the hole she crawled into after her mom’s death. Even though she’s new to OBX, a win at the Classic is definitely possible. She has a big serve and killer forehand, but the rest of her game isn’t quite up to scratch and it doesn’t help that Jasmine Randazzo and her little minions are stuck-up bitches or that Jack Harrison, Penny’s agent and oldest brother, is too hot for words, not to mention way too old for her.

Who will rise? Who will fall?

Told from rotating points of view, GAME. SET. MATCH. is a 'new adult' novel about three girls with one goal: to be the best tennis player in the world.

Almost Eighteen (Wilson Mooney #1) by Gretchen de la O
(From the author - thank you)

Abandoned by her mother at the vulnerable age of eight; only to be shipped off to a boarding school in Northern California by her grandparents, Wilson Mooney, is one girl who knows what it’s like to have to grow up way too fast. Now, a month away from turning eighteen and orphaned by the death of her grandparents; she knows exactly what she wants. All it takes is a spontaneous ski trip with her narcissistic roommate to Colorado, to make it a reality. When he happens to show up at a party in Aspen, Wilson becomes tangled in the powerful emotions of first love, sexual inexperience, and society’s principles. She lives a whirlwind weekend filled with newly discovered boundaries, calloused aches for a family she never had, and all the pressures of keeping their weekend together a secret.

Empty Net (The Assassins Series #3) by Toni Aleo
(From the publisher through netgalley - thank you)

In Toni Aleo’s third novel in her hot Assassins series, the chiseled men of this Nashville hockey team can make anything happen when they go all out for the women they want—even turn a one-night stand into a happily ever after.

Audrey Parker is up against the boards. She’s stuck in a job she hates and pining for a total jerk. Meanwhile, her sister Fallon is moving out and getting married to hockey star Lucas Brooks. Where is Audrey’s Prince Charming? Nothing she does has ever seemed to be good enough for any of the men in her life. Audrey’s about to hit rock bottom . . . until she wakes up next to Tate Odder.

The thrill of moving up from the minors to the Nashville Assassins was a welcome distraction. But not even becoming the first rookie goalie to tally three shutouts in the Stanley Cup finals alleviates the pain. With the loss of his parents and sister weighing as heavily on his soul as ever, Tate Odder can’t keep pretending he’s okay. That’s when he meets smart, sexy Audrey. Her gentle warmth and quirky sense of humor make him feel whole for the first time in too long. But to stay that way forever, Tate must find a way to accept his past and learn to live for love.


Damaged by H.M. Ward
(Picked it up for $.99)

Life sucks. And, as soon as Sidney picks up the pieces something always knocks her back onto her butt. It's never pretty, but this time is different. This time pretty isn't even the right word.

Peter is the personification of perfection. It's like he fell off his angel perch in purgatory, because let's face it--any guy that hot has got to be naughty. He was probably sent here to ruin her life.

Peter is beyond beautiful with his sexy blue eyes, dark hair, and toned body. Add in his charming wit and Peter is everything Sidney ever wanted in a man, but when things get hot and heavy Peter shows her the door. Sidney takes the walk of shame and leaves. It's the end of the worst blind date ever. Her life couldn't possibly reach higher levels of suckage, but it does.

The next morning everything comes crashing down. The insanely hot guy from last night, the one that saw her half naked, is teaching at the front of the class room.

Real by Katy Evans

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?


I'm part of the Tuff Girls Legion and received this from Trisha Wolfe.

That's the stack this week. What about you?  Leave me a comment.


  1. Yay!! I'm still waiting for my swag pack. It's gorgeous! I think Damaged has a great cover as well as Empty Net LOL. That tennis book is high on my tbr list since I love tennis and I can't wait to read a book about that. Happy reading, Val! :)

  2. I haven't heard about any of those books, but the swag pack looks great :D

    Happy reading!

  3. Click to Subscribe, Damaged, and Real all are ones I really want to read. Awesome haul this week chick!!

  4. Oh haven't heard of these books before. Enjoy all your new reads.

    Feel Free to Check out my book haul post: Feeding The Addiction/On My Kindle

  5. Damaged & Real both look so yummy!!

  6. I'm excited about Click to Subscribe! Looks cute and fun! I'm ready for GSM, too. I also got Almost Eighteen, looks good.. Enjoy the books, pal!

  7. I just finished Empty Net. I read the series before but, OMG I am in love with Tate. He is my favorite. That is one of my favorite series of all time!!! I also love Damaged. All of H,M. Ward's books are awesome! Great books for you this week!

    Brittany @ Spare Time Book blog
    My Stacking the Shelves:

  8. Cool haul. Lots of sizzling reads :)

    new follower

  9. Love the swag!! Great haul this week!

  10. SWAG! I love swag! I'm really excited to read Damaged and REAL! I think it was your post on Damaged that made me go on Amazon and get an ecopy! :) Game Set Match looks super good too. Really awesome haul! Hope you enjoy <3

  11. Click to Subscribe sounds cute. Erin LOVED Almost Eighteen. She can't stop raving about that series to me. She keeps telling me to read it ASAP! I finished REAL recently. I can't wait to see what you think of it.

  12. I can't wait to read Click to Subscribe, it sounds amazing! I got Game Set and Match too :) Lots of topless men in your haul this week ;)

  13. I picked up Damaged last night after seeing it on all the blogs! Can't wait to start it. Game. Set. Match. sounds interesting as well! Great haul!

    candice @ thecrjreviews