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250 Books In 365 Days: Books I Loved In November

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November was a good book month for me and I know December is going to be great too because there are a few books releasing that I’ve been waiting so impatiently to read! There were lots of Kindle book sales and price reductions in November so I stocked up and filled my Kindle with tons of new books- now I just have to make time to read them. I also bought myself a little Black Friday present- a new Kindle Paperwhite. My old Paperwhite was the one with only 2 GB storage and it was almost totally filled up. The new one has 4 GB of storage and it went on sale for $99! So I snapped it up and I’m going to trade my old one back into Amazon for a credit of $63 since it’s like new! Not a bad deal if I do say so myself! Now I have plenty of space to add new books. 

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1. Lush by Beth Yarnall– Billionaire businessman, Cal Sellers, knows how to get what he wants. And what he wants is Lucy Monroe. The problem? He had her once and lost her with one careless, arrogant act. And now she’s standing in his office demanding her old job back. Cal has no intention of rehiring her as the co-host of his home shopping TV show, Pleasure at Home. He has an altogether different position in mind for her—as his wife. If Lucy wasn’t so desperate she never would’ve stepped foot in Cal Sellers’s office, let alone the block his building stood on. Lucy’s a survivor who managed to break free of her ex’s terrible abuse, but now he’s back and more determined than ever. He wants their daughter, Poppy, and will stop at nothing to get his little girl back. Lucy will do anything to protect her daughter, including marrying Cal Sellers. Against her better judgment, she agrees to Cal’s proposal and finds herself married to a very different man than the one who broke her heart two years ago. As Lucy’s ex grows bolder and more violent, Cal and Lucy find themselves fighting not only for Poppy, but for a forever love that could be the one thing that will save them all.

This book was so good. I didn’t even read book one before diving into this one (book two) but it didn’t matter. I was sucked right into the story. I wonder where I can find myself a billionaire? Hmmmm…..

2. Protecting Alabama by Susan Stoker– Alabama didn’t have a good start to life. Emotionally and physically abused by her mama, Alabama spent her high school years in foster care. People let her down, time after time, and she’d learned to rely on only herself. Christopher “Abe” Powers earned his nickname because he tolerated nothing less than absolute honesty from the people around him. Finding the bar scene stale and having watched his friend and teammate, Wolf, find the woman of his dreams, Abe was determined to find someone to share his life with too. Alabama and Abe had no idea their paths would cross and their prayers would be answered, but like most things in life, nothing is ever as easy as it seems at first. Two words would change both their lives and they’d have to fight hard for their happy ever after. 

This is book two in a series and I did read book one, Protecting Caroline. It’s not totally necessary to enjoy this story but book one was good so I recommend it. I really liked this book. I loved the main character, Alabama, and I wanted to smack the male hero a few times. I highly recommend this series. 

3. Changing Lanes by Katie Graykowski– Professional Football Player, Devon Harding found his soul mate at the age of seventeen. Trouble is, he can’t remember her last name. For the last fourteen years, he’s been waiting for The Universe to send her back to him. When that day comes, he nearly falls all over himself to get to her. But he plays it cool and waits for her to come to him. And she walks right past him. Pediatric Oncologist, Laney Nixon has only been in love once—at the age of sixteen. For the last fourteen years, she’s looked for him, but not know his last name has made finding him impossible. But when she comes face-to-face with him, she doesn’t recognize him. Can Devon get her to remember the past so they can have a future?

This was a good read. It’s book 3 in a series and I have read the other books but you don’t have to read them to enjoy this book. I enjoyed the romance in this book even though I wanted to smack the main character a few times. She was pretty quirky. 

4. Broken Course by Aly Martinez– Seven years ago, my life changed forever. One accident and the person I saw in the mirror no longer resembled the woman I used to be. I was lost and confused inside my own body. I felt alone and disconnected from the world, carrying the incredible weight of guilt and loss that wasn’t even mine to harbor.Then fate led me to Leo James. He taught me that crazy could be perfectly normal and it shouldn’t hurt to breathe. Don’t get me wrong. Leo isn’t perfect. He has his own cross to bear, and the truth is, that might be why I fell for him in the first place. But despite everything he does for me, learning to forgive myself is infinitely harder than overlooking the flaws of another.Now, the secrets and lies of our past have begun to dictate our future—threatening to ruin us before we get the chance to try. Perhaps we were cursed from the start. Or maybe, just maybe, the remnants of our fractured lives will fit together to form one whole, where love isn’t questioned and being happy is…well, easy.Can a second broken soul be enough to fill the voids of my own? Or will such scarred pasts prove too much for our love alone to overcome?

I loved this book. It’s book 3 in a series and you should read Changing Course (book 1), Stolen Course (book 2), and Among the Echoes (book 2.5) first so you get the full emotion of this one. I hated the main character, Sarah, in book one and book two. Hated her. But in this book I really loved her character. I could see the events of the other books from her point of view and I felt for her. You have to read this series- it will knock your socks off!

5. Temper For You by Genna Rulon– Meg Adeio has led a life of isolation—not by choice, by necessity—until one act of heroism forces her out of seclusion. Despite a past shrouded in mystery, Meg is “adopted” by an eclectic group of friends that become the family she never had. Life was good for the first time in…everOr it was until Westly Black reappeared on her doorstep. She knew he was the last man any woman should give her time to—only good for one thing—yet a temptation no woman could deny. Wes might make her life messy, but Meg’s eyes were wide open and she had it under control. At least she thought she did. When past and present collide, loyalties are tested, forcing Meg to sacrifice her future to protect those she loves. Temper For You is a gripping story of regret, deception, and redemption – filled with raw emotion, sarcastic wit, intrigue, and love’s propensity to forgive.

This is book 3 in a series but it can be read as a standalone. However, you should totally read the other 2 books. They are fantastic and you’ll enjoy this one so much more with the back story. I loved this book! I love the friendship between the girls and the guys. This book has some action and some romance and one heck of a great storyline. 

6. The Duet by R.S. Grey– When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one. So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies… those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars’.Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…

Oh I loved this book. I loved it something fierce. The characters were great and neither of the main ones got on my nerves at all, which rarely happens. I didn’t want this book to end! I hope there’s another one coming soon!

7. Assumptions by Melanie Codina– Leeann Bradley is a college graduate who has achieved many of her personal goals, all because she follows the rules she’s set for herself. It’s simple, you work hard, enjoy life, surround yourself with friends and family, avoid jumping to conclusions … and oh yeah, don’t date college athletes. These rules have worked well and taken her down the path she wants in life. So what’s a girl to do when temptation, in the form of a sexy college soccer player, is placed right in the middle of that path? Deciding when to break the rules has never been easier for Leeann. But when assumptions are made, and more than just the rules are broken … will she be able to find her way down that path again? And what happens when it’s no longer the path she’s meant to take? Until now, Jonathan Baxter had one primary focus in his life, soccer. All decisions made, have been based on how it could affect his ability to play soccer. His grades, his choice of college, any type of extracurricular activities, were all carefully assessed. All of it has made playing college soccer possible. But when an injury sidelines him for the foreseeable future, and jeopardizes his dreams, he has to work even harder than before. Rehabilitating his injury becomes his primary objective. Until he meets Leeann, a physical therapy assistant whose touch has the ability to make him lose focus. She has him thinking there could more in his life—in his future—than just soccer. So what’s Jonathan to do when Leeann assumes he’s just like every other jock out there? He has to prove her assumptions wrong. 

So we’ve established many times that I love soccer. I played it almost half my life and I adore any book that revolves around it. So this book caught my eye immediately and it did not disappoint. The hero was hot and just alpha enough to be the perfect book boyfriend! Highly recommend this one!

Did you read anything great recently?

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