STS #128 – Bought Borrowed and Bagged #78

Posted 2 April, 2016 by Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews in Memes, Stacking the Shelves / 52 Comments

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STS #128 – Bought Borrowed & Bagged #78

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. Bought Borrowed and Bagged is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from KMM’ Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe. Without further ado, here’s what I bought, borrowed or bagged this past week:

 

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Right cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsRight by Jana Aston

My childhood was perfect.
I’ve led a charmed life, and I’m not going to blow it now
by picking the wrong guy.
I’ve got my sights set on my brother’s best friend.
He’s known my family for years. He’s reliable and kind and handsome.
Sure, he’s been avoiding me since I was six.
I’m a bit aggressive for him, maybe.
But he’s the one… right?

RIGHT is a standalone novel by Jana Aston

Wicked Need cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsWicked Need (The Wicked Horse #3) by Sawyer Bennett

Rand Bishop’s dreams of Olympic gold were shattered years ago but he’s left that all behind, settling into a new career and lifestyle that would make any man jealous. While he may not be competitively racing down the ski slopes anymore, he’s just as happy getting his rocks off as a Fantasy Maker for The Silo.
He’s good at what he does.
Damn good.
But while life couldn’t be better for Rand, it seems to be falling apart for Catherine Lyons Vaughn, the dark haired, brown-eyed beauty that has captivated an entire sex club.
Having spent years degrading herself on her husband’s whim and now left destitute after his death, Catherine has hit rock bottom. With nothing but her body to peddle, Catherine is merely trying to figure out how to survive in a harsh, cruel world. Lucky for her, Rand has taken her under his tattooed wing, and he’s determined to give her a safe life where she can be the woman she was always meant to be.
Now all Catherine has to do is believe she deserves the chance.

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The Baller audiocover - (un)Conventional BookviewsThe Baller by Vi Keeland – thank you, Tantor Media!

The first time I met Brody Easton was in the men’s locker room.
It was my first interview as a professional sportscaster.
The famed quarterback decided to bare all.
And by all, I don’t mean he told me any of his secrets.
No. The arrogant ass decided to drop his towel, just as I asked the first question. On camera.
The Super Bowl MVP quickly adopted a new hobby—screwing with me.
When I pushed back, he shifted from wanting to screw with me, to wanting to screw me.
But I don’t date players.
And it’s not because I’m one of the few women working in the world of professional football.
I’d date an athlete.
It’s the other kind of player I don’t date.
You know the type. Good looking, strong, cocky, always looking to get laid.
Brody Easton was the ultimate player.
Every woman wanted to be the one to change him.
But the truth was, all he needed was a girl worth changing for.
Turned out, I was that girl.
Simple right?
Let’s face it. It never is.
There’s a story between once upon a time and happily ever after…
And this one is ours.

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Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee did it again! Not only did I receive a gift-card from her a couple of weeks ago for my birthday, she also sent me actual books, and I’m swooning *thump*. Thank you so much, Brandee! ♥

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Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder

Choose: A quick death and hell or slow poison and hell.
About to be executed for murder, Yelena is offered an extraordinary reprieve. She’ll eat the best meals, have rooms in the palace and risk assassination by anyone trying to kill the Commander of Ixia.
And so Yelena chooses to become a food taster. But the chief of security, leaving nothing to chance, deliberately feeds her Butterfly’s Dust and only by appearing for her daily antidote will she delay an agonizing death from the poison.
As Yelena tries to escape her new dilemma, disasters keep mounting. Rebels plot to seize Ixia and Yelena develops magical powers she can’t control. Her life is threatened again and choices must be made. But this time the outcomes aren’t so clear.

Bitten by Kelley Armstrong

“I’ve been fighting it all night.
I’m going to lose …Nature wins out.
It always does.”
Elena Michaels didn’t know that her lover Clay was a werewolf until he bit her, changing her life for ever. Betrayed and furious, she cannot accept her transformation, and wants nothing to do with her Pack – a charismatic group of fellow werewolves who say they want to help.
When a series of brutal murders threatens the Pack, Elena is forced to make an impossible choice. Abandon the only people who truly understand her new nature, or help them to save the lover who ruined her life, and who still wants her back at any cost.

The Gravity Between Us by Kristen Zimmer

Where does friendship stop and love begin?
At just 19, Kendall Bettencourt is Hollywood’s hottest young starlet with the world at her feet – but behind the glamour and designer dresses is a girl who longs for normal.
Payton Taylor is Kendall’s best friend since childhood, and the one person who reminds her of who she really is – her refuge from the craziness of celebrity life.
With her career taking off, Kendall moves Payton to LA to help keep her sane. But Payton is hiding a secret that could make everything ten times worse. Because to her, Kendall is more than a best friend – she is the only girl that she has ever loved.
Just as they need each other more than ever, they’ll have to answer the question of where friendship stops and love begins? And find out whether the feelings they have can survive the mounting pressure of fame…

All the Right Places by Jenna Sutton

Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. And so does the secret project she’s working on behind his back…
Quinn’s not interested in the new accessories, but he is interested in the woman designing them. Amelia is smart, sexy, and talented, and he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her since they met. Mixing business and pleasure isn’t wise, but that doesn’t stop him from coming up with excuses to spend time with her. He thinks he understands the risk he’s taking when he gets involved with Amelia. But he doesn’t know he’s risking a lot more than his heart.

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During the winter #COYER challenge, I won a social media prize, and I received my book this week. It was sent to me by Berls @ Fantasy is More Fun, thank you, Berls! ♥

giveaway win - (un)Conventional BookviewsEarls Just Want to Have Fun by Shana Galen

His heart may be the last thing she ever steals…
Marlowe is a pickpocket, a housebreaker-and a better actress than any professional on the stage. She runs with the Covent Garden Cubs, a gang of thieves living in the slums of London’s Seven Dials. It’s a fierce life, and Marlowe has a hard outer shell. But when she’s alone, she allows herself to think of a time before-a dimly remembered life when she was called Elizabeth.

Maxwell, Lord Dane, is intrigued when his brother, a hired investigator, ropes him into his investigation of the fiercely beautiful hellion. He teaches her to navigate the social morass of the ton, but Marlowe will not escape so easily. Instead, Dane is drawn into her dangerous world, where the student becomes the teacher and love is the greatest risk of all.

Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and or Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews
Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

About Lexxie @ (un)Conventional Bookviews

Lexxie is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master’s degree in English Language and Literature. She’s an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

52 responses to “STS #128 – Bought Borrowed and Bagged #78

  1. Great haul this week! All your choices look like really fun books. All The Right Places looks fun. I think it is set in San Francisco, which is the area I live in. It is so fun to read books that are set where you live. I will need to check it out. Have a great week.

  2. Oh The Baller! I liked that book but I don’t know… I had expected a little more a Vi Keeland book when I read it. I do hope you’ll enjoy it more!
    And Bitten! That’s one of my favorite books EVER! ♥

    Happy Reading, Lexxie!

  3. I love the werewolf books in the Kelley Armstrong series! Would love to do a reread of them but can’t justify it with the out of control tbr right now! Enjoy your books!

  4. OOh nice! I was about to say that these were all new to me but I see you received some INCREDIBLY AMAZING ones!! I ADORE Poison Study and Bitten was also incredible! Kelley Armstrong is among my most favorite authors…as is Maria! They are both pretty much auto-buy for me! Hope you enjoy all the lovely new reads!

    My STS will be up tomorrow, so be sure to stop by then if you can!

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower 🙂

  5. I started Right last night! Woohoo! 🙂 And I’m so, so happy you like the books I picked off your list. I hope they’re all fantastic reads!! And maybe we can buddy read one or two of them. 😉
    Have a wonderful weekend, Lexxie! I’m heading to the competition in about an hour. Fingers crossed!
    **BIG HUGS**

  6. vvb

    Got me curious about Baller. And I hear Poison Study is a good one. I have that one in my tbr pile for future. Have a good reading week.

  7. I read the Poison Study – I thought it was good, but wasn’t wowed by it. I’ve tried Bitten, but I couldn’t get into the book. I do have the first few books in the series, so I’m determined to try it again a little later and hopefully my mood will change. I love the series on TV show.

    Great haul! Happy Reading!

  8. Great haul! Right looks good, looking forward to your review of that one. And that package you got from Brandee looks so awesome! I really enjoyed Poison Study and I love the Otherworld series by Kelley Armstrong! And I heard some good things about All the Right Places. Enjoy your new books!

  9. I didn’t know Sawyer Bennett wrote a series about a sex club! She would be good at it considering some of the scenes I’ve read in her books (hot!). That story sounds interesting. Your haul is fantastic this week!! Enjoy!

  10. oh I can’t wait for Wicked Need…I had no idea a third book was coming out soon!! Yippee. I loved the first book, but I do need to read the second soon. Love her books. Hope you enjoy.

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