Bookish News and Upcoming New Releases (5/23)

Welcome to Bookish News with Tamie and Elena. Check out the news that caught our eye this past week and what we’re looking forward to…

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Heating Up For The Summer Giveaway!

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Random House is offering one lucky winner a bag full of signed books from your favorite romance authors (including J. Kenner, Jude Deveraux, Monica Murphy, C.L. Parker and more!) and a $100 American Express gift card. 5 runner up will also receive a bag full of books!

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Katiebird reviews The Only Exception and The Only Answer by Magan Vernon

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The Only Exception by Magan Vernon

The fiery nineteen-year-old, Monica Remy,  transferred to Central College to escape her problems, blend into the crowd and forget the past. But escape becomes almost impossible when she attracts the attention of her new and undeniably sexy neighbor: Trey Chapman, the governor’s son.

Despite his vivid green eyes, adorable freckles, and athletic body, Trey is everything that Monica despises – haughty, conservative, bossy. And able to get under her skin in a way no other man ever could.

A class project forces the unlikely pair together, their chemistry building with each heated debate. But when the ghosts of Monica’s past come back to haunt her, both their beliefs will be tested, and both will be forced to see the world in a new light.

Their differences threaten to tear them apart, unless they can make one another their only exception.

The Only Answer by Magan Vernon

The sequel to the international hit, The Only Exception.

A boy burdened with a family legacy.
A girl haunted by a shattered past.
Both searching for answers to a future threatened by the unknown.

Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another – and made the only exception that would change their lives forever.

Now, Trey’s father is running for president, forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of perfection.

But fate has other ideas, casting the family in scandal.

Some seek to use that disgrace to further their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings. Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or will they lose each other forever?

I don’t read much political fiction, but I felt like I was missing out on reading about intelligent people. Both Monica and Trey are very genuine in their opinions and very much spar well with their intelligence. I went into the first book wanting that, debate and banter. Throw in chemistry and UST, and you have me till the end. That is what these books did for me!

 

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Fan Fic Friday: The Other One and Covert Masquerade

It’s me this week, and I wanted to talk about two completed stories I’ve read recently that I loved!

One is a an oldie that I stumbled upon when researching BDSM stories for another post. So glad I found it!! The Other One couldn’t be more different…

 

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 Just because Rob is just too cute for words, and he makes me smile.

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He Said WHAT?!? Alex Waters from Pucked by Helena Hunting

Holy smokes peeps! I have a new boyfriend…erm…book boyfriend. He is beyond yummy, beyond scrumptious, beyond…well pretty much most adjectives that I can think of. Seriously!

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Excerpt: Lead Me Not by A. Meredith Walters

 

In this dangerously sexy novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Find You in the Dark, a straight-laced college student meets a handsome but enigmatic stranger who lures her into an underground club scene, where she finds it difficult to resist temptation
Aubrey Duncan understands loss. She knows what rock bottom looks like, and she is determined to crawl back up to the top after the sudden death of her younger sister. She blames herself for her part in the tragedy, convinced that she could have done something, anything, to help her.
In her effort to gain redemption, Aubrey starts fresh at Longwood University and facilitates an addiction support group, hoping she can support someone else in the way she failed her sister. But what she doesn’t count on is an all-consuming fascination with group member Maxx Demelo, a gorgeous, blond, blue-eyed enigma who hides dark secrets behind a carefully constructed mask. He only reveals what he wants others to see. But Aubrey glimpses another Maxx hidden below the surface—a Maxx who is drowning in his own personal hell.
As Aubrey and Maxx develop an attraction too intense to ignore, he pulls her into the dark underbelly of the city club scene, where she is torn by her desire to save him and an inexplicable urge to join him in his downward spiral. Worst of all, she is beginning to love everything she should run away from—a man who threatens to ignite in her a fire that could burn her alive…

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W…W…W…Wednesdays

To play along just answer the following questions…

1) What are you currently reading? 2) What did you recently finish reading? 3) What do you think you’ll read next?

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