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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Waiting on Wednesday: Seeking Her, Breakable, The Chocolate Tempation

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"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

I haven’t been doing many WoW’s recently. I already have WAY too many books but there were a few book reveals this week that have me SO excited!

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SEEKING HER (A Finding It Novella – Losing It #3.5))By Cora Carmack
Publisher: William Morrow
Release Date: January 28th, 2014
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A few months after being honorably discharged from the military, Jackson Hunt is still struggling to adjust back to the real world. He needs to get a job and find a sense of normalcy if he’s going to keep his own demons at bay. The job that falls into his lap, though, is anything but normal.

Bodyguard (and baby-sitter) to spoiled-rich-girl Kelsey Summers isn’t exactly what he’d been looking for, but it’s a chance to travel, to get away from the home that has felt stifling ever since his return. It would be a pretty sweet gig if it weren’t for the fact that Kelsey’s father doesn’t want Kelsey to know she’s being followed. Hunt feels guilty (and a little bit creepy) as he watches her from afar. She’s vibrant and infuriating, exciting and reckless, mysterious and familiar. When he sees her falling into the same patterns that he suffered years ago, he decides it’s time to stop watching and help her instead. But getting to know her is more difficult than he thought, especially because the more he knows her,the more he wants her.

I NEED it because: I loved Finding It! New Adult done right. (IMO) One of the only flaws I found was the lack of development for Jackson’s character. I’m not a big fan of alternate POV telling's of the same story but I think this one will really add to Finding It. And Jackson is a really nice guy. I just can’t get enough of those nice guys :-)

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BREAKABLEBy Tammara Webber
Publisher: Penguin
Release Date: May 6th, 2014
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He was lost and alone. Then he found her.

And the future seemed more fragile than ever.

As a child, Landon Lucas Maxfield believed his life was perfect and looked forward to a future filled with promise — until tragedy tore his family apart and made him doubt everything he ever believed.
All he wanted was to leave the past behind. When he met Jacqueline Wallace, his desire to be everything she needed came so easy…

As easy as it could be for a man who learned that the soul is breakable and that everything you hoped for could be ripped away in a heartbeat.

Note: "Breakable is not a sequel. It's a prequel story from Landon and the Easy story from Lucas. ...Breakable is Lucas's story - for those of you who wanted inside his head. It can be read as a stand-alone of its own, or as a companion to Easy.

I NEED it because: Tammara Webber. Nuff’ said. I’ll read anything she writes. Even chalk scribbling's on a sidewalk. This is a prequel to Easy, although it seems like there is some crossover and I’m very curious to see how Webber does this. Lucas is an amazing character with a very dark past. This is sure to be an emotional read, despite knowing the outcome.

And that cover! I’m all kinds of in love with it. It makes me a little sad (Lucas needs a hug), a little swoony (they’re together!) and happy (It’s so pretty and matches with Easy).

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THE CHOCOLATE TEMPTATION (Amour Chocolat #6)By Laura Florand
Publisher: Kensington
Release Date: January 2014
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She hated him.

Patrick Chevalier. The charming, laid-back, golden second-in-command of the Paris pastry kitchen where Sarah worked as intern, who made everything she failed at seem so easy, and who could have every woman he winked at falling for him without even trying. She hated him, but she’d risked too much for this dream to give up on it and walk out just so he wouldn’t break her heart.

But he didn’t hate her.

Sarah Lin. Patrick’s serious, dark-haired American intern, who looked at him as if she could see right through him and wasn’t so impressed with what she saw. As her boss, he knew he should leave her alone. The same way he knew better than to risk his heart and gamble on love.

But he was never good at not going after what – or who – he wanted.

He could make magic out of sugar. But could he mold hate into love?


I NEED it because: Florand is my favorite go to author when I need a reading “escape”. Her stories combine romance, angst, alpha (but not asshole) heroes, strong heroines, travel and CHOCOLATE. The latest book, The Chocolate Heart, introduced us to Patrick, Luc’s Sous-chef, and I fell in love with him on the spot. I was so excited to find out he’s getting his own book.

20 comments:

  1. Not my types of reads this week but I hope you enjoy them :)

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  2. Great picks. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Wednesday!

    My WoW

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  3. Thise sounds good, hope you get to read it soon!

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  4. I love all those choices! Once again, I must start Chocolate Lovers.

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    1. My #1 pick from that series is The Chocolate Kiss! I think you would love it. It's a little angsty but also whimsical and romantic. A nice change of pace.

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  5. I've been curious about Tammara Webber. I've heard some pretty awesome things about the author :) Thanks for stopping by My WW!

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    1. LOVE her! Easy is her first NA - this is the prequel and she has a YA series called Between the Lines (4 books total)

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  6. A Cora Carmack novella! Very cool!! Right after I finish Finding It.... :)

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    1. Jackson's POV was the one thing that I thought was missing from Findign It so I'm excited about this one even though I don't usually like the same story told through someone else's eyes.

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  7. I didn't think I'd want the Losing It series, but I really want to try that one. So, yep, want the novella too. :)

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    1. I loved the first half of Losing It then I thought it got a little outlandish. I really enjoyed the next two books though.

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  8. I liked Faking It (Losing It not so much) so I am definitely trying this one. But the cover just weirds me out…. Thanks so much for stopping by! Jen @ YA Romantics

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    1. I didn't like Losing It either. Faking It is my favorite but I enjoyed Finding It. Yeah - that cover looks more like a ghost story lol IT doesn't fit with the series either.

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  9. The first two I'm not sure if I'd like. I have heard Easy is good so I should try it sometime. The third book though, that sounds like a series I should really check out!

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  10. I love the Chocolate Lovers Series. I love how you've described the heroes as alphas and not @$$holes. Most alphas do tend be @$$holes. Laura writes wonderful heroes. I'm eagerly awaiting The Chocolate Temptation too.

    Unbreakable is also another book I'm really excited for. Great choices!

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  11. Yes to Breakable *squeeeakk* lol I, too, love that they match...loving the title for the font. Even though I have the UK edition and it's a bit different haha.

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  12. Great selection and yet another book with chocolate in the title with which to tempt us. Happy reading.

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