Sunday, September 15, 2013

Stacking MY Shelves ~ 9/15/13

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

For Review

Be My Downfall by Lyla Payne

Toby Wright has always prided himself on being one of the most normal guys at Whitman University. He loves his parents, has a great job lined up after graduation, and with the exception of attempting to cross the unbalanced Sebastian Blair sophomore year, has kept his nose pretty clean.

But the rich never have empty closets, and memories long stashed away come spilling free when notorious party girl Kennedy Gilbert almost dies in his dorm room.

Nobody really knows how Kennedy manages to stay in good standing at Whitman–she never goes to class, doesn’t pretend to care about her future, and as far as people can tell, is never sober. This isn’t her first meeting with a stomach pump, but it is the first time she’s woken up to Toby’s concerned brown eyes. Despite the fact that she prefers life without friends, he gets under her skin with his insistence on playing her guardian angel.

No one knows better than Toby that people can only be saved if they want to be, but the realization that she has no one else draws him back into the shadows of Kennedy’s life–and eventually into her bed. But she long ago came to terms with a truth that Toby refuses to accept: she doesn’t want to be rescued, she only wants to forget.

Unwilling to give up on her, Toby’s dragged under by this broken girl and her dark, twisted Whitman University he never guessed existed. If he struggles to the surface, he’ll abandon someone he loves for the second time in his life. If he doesn’t, it won’t be long until they both drown.

3 AM Kisses by Addison Moore

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Addison Moore

New Adult *Intended for mature audiences.

Baya Brighton is looking forward to her first year at Whitney Briggs University, new friends, dorm life, and finally being close to her brother again. Love is the last thing on the list, but when Baya meets her brother’s roommate she begins to have thoughts and feelings that make even her blush.

Bryson Edwards has a secret he prefers buried in the past and long forgotten. He prefers loose girls, fast cars, and long nights working at the string of bars his family owns. When his roommate’s sister shows up on the scene, she’s far too innocent and sweet for him but he can’t shake Baya out of his mind and worse, it looks like she’s seeping into his heart as well.

Baya seems determined to show her brother she’s not a little kid and equally determined to use Bryson’s body to prove her point. It’s been made pretty clear that Baya is off limits to Bryson but their undeniable sparks explode into a whole lot more than just a few 3:AM KISSES.


Finders Keepers by Nicole Williams

There’s tortured. And there’s Garth Black.

His life has been a constant carousel of tragedy and disappointment, including his love life. Of course, applying the term “love” to Garth’s conquests is a gross misuse of the word. Some people were made to give and accept love, and others weren’t. Garth Black redefines the “others” category. He’s made a vow that the day he meets a woman who could sucker him into falling in love will be the day he runs away.

Garth’s plan has one flaw. What happens when he’s already fallen hard for a girl before the warning signs and red flags go up? What happens when the love he’s avoided his entire life brings him to his knees? What happens when Garth Black lets the dirtiest four letter word he’s ever known into his dark, lonely life?

This cowboy’s about to find out he can control some things, and he can’t control others. Number one on the what he can’t control list?


WON! (Yay! *twirls*)

Thank you M. Leighton - you rock my world with books and now this!

Reading on the iPad mini awesome!

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


  1. Woah! Congrats on the iPad mini win!! And seems like you also got some nice new steamy reads!

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  2. So I was thinking that your book haul was awesome, and then I saw the ipad mini!! That makes it epic!!! Congrats on the awesome win!!! Also the books all sound great!

  3. Congrats on winning the IPAD Mini. I want one of those devices. Looks like you got some very steamy New Adult Romances in your haul this week.

    Books of Love

  4. Congrats on the win!! The books sounds interesting as well, I still haven't read the Lost and Found series by Nicole Williams but it's been on my tbr list for a while. Enjoy!
    My STS

  5. Congrats on the iPad Mini win! And all your new reads look good, too :)

  6. Finders keeps looks great! And congrats on the ipad mini! That is so cool :)

    Happy Reading!

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

    My Sunday Post

  7. Damn girl! You're one lucky lady w/that iPad Mini! So jelly! I loved Finders Keepers, just finished it last night! I didn't enjoy Lyla's 1st book so I didn't bother continuing the series. And, good luck w/3AM Kisses. That one was a TOTAL bust for me.

    AKA Vi3tBabe
    Deity Island

  8. Holy smokes! You won the mini! You go girl- totally jealous but you do deserve it!

  9. Great book haul! I really liked Finders Keepers. Enjoy!