Stacking The Shelves is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!
Alright people…I swear I had the best intentions this week…I was going to buy something other than a Kristen Ashley book. I was determined…I was gonna control myself…and then I didn’t. I swear these books are like a drug for me. I just can’t stop reading them. So, I bought the rest of the Rock Chick series, and that’s what I’ve read all week long. As I’ve said before…they’re hot, and they’re funny. They have danger, they have romance…hot guys, cool chicks….ok…enuff of that.
I’ll show you those in just a minute. First, I want to show you the book an author sent me…yep…a real, honest to goodness book, and y’all know how much I love those. I haven’t read it yet, but I swear its next on my list after…well you know…
From L.A. Miller I received: What Lies Within Dark Secrets
The synopsis: Riley was awakened by the sound of her mother crying. She could hear the fear in her voice and the anger in her his voice. Grabbing her bear she ran into the closet and crouched in the corner. Riley put her hands over her ears to block out the sound but she could still hear him as he hit her. Her mother was crying, she was pleading for him to stop but that only made it worse. Drawing her knees up she pressed her hands hard against her ears. There was crying but this time it was her crying. Riley McCarthy is twenty five years old but since her mother’s death at the age of five she has been haunted by recurring nightmares of that and other nights from her childhood. Left alone with an abusive father whose sexual desires were directed at her she became a product of the system. Each time she ran away she was returned to the father whose reputation was above reproach. At 16 she left for the final time and never looked back. Ten years later she is the owner of a successful bakery, living with her best friend Cassie and Cassie’s fiancé Austin. She is finally at a point where she can relax and enjoy the life she has but her work is her marriage and the excuse to prevent any man from coming into her life. Only one man ever breached the barrier and their one night together is the basis on which all other men fall short. The fantasy of her dreams she occasionally brings out to savor before she safely tucks him away in her memory. Christian Chase is a self-made billionaire, the President and CEO of his own company. He owns six properties including an apartment in Manhattan and a condominium in Gulf Shores, Alabama, a private jet and a collection of muscle cars. He lives the lifestyle most men dream about where money is no object and no woman too beautiful. Yet despite having it all he is haunted by the green eyed beauty he met briefly at the age of 20 than again five years prior. They had one night together and since that moment no woman has held his attention or quenched the sexual desires that stir within. Reunited at Cassie and Austin’s engagement party, neither Riley nor Christian can explain or deny the immediate chemistry they felt for each other five years prior. Nor can they explain the desire that now consumes them. Entering into a relationship the two explore the world of their sexual attraction while dealing with the issues of Riley’s nightmares. Just when it looks like their life together is falling into place Riley’s past resurfaces. Unlike in her past, this time Riley stays to confront her fears with the help of Christian. Neither realizes the true danger Riley is in and the threat it poses to their happiness. First in “The Dark Series”
and now for the Rock Chick books I bought
Roxie’s on the run from a bad boyfriend who will not catch the hint that it is o-v-e-r. She’s in no mood for love at first sight, but when her eyes fall on Hank, it’s trouble from the get-go. Roxie tries to hold Hank at arms length but Hank wants to be a closer (as in, a lot closer). Roxie’s trouble catches up with her and Hank wants to help but Roxie knows in her heart that she’s no good for a white hat guy. The problem is no one agrees with her, especially her crazy hippie best friend Annette or her parents; the even crazier small-Indiana-town Herb and Trish. Toss into the mix the gang from Rock Chick and Rock Chick Rescue and Roxie finds herself totally outnumbered.
Climb in for another Rock Chick wild ride through Rock Chick Redemption. As the odds stack up against Roxie, she has no choice but to hold on and just ride it out through the kidnappings, car chases, society parties, a riot at the strip club, Hank getting “Mom Bombed” and one crazy night at the Haunted House.
During all this Hank works at convincing her she really wants to stay and he, along with the Hot Bunch, go all out to make her safe. Hank also needs to work on showing Roxie that her past decisions don’t mean her future can’t include something as downright delicious as… normal
Jules has got a score to settle against the drug dealers of Denver. Vance has made it his mission that Jules won’t get dead while dishing out vigilante justice. Jules doesn’t have time for romance, she’s too busy saving the world and she enlists Zip (the gunstore owner), Heavy (an ex-PI) and Frank (a mysterious recluse) to help.
The Rock Chicks of Fortnum’s Bookstore get involved to provide romantic advice and guidance, none of which Jules accepts at first. The Hot Bunch of Nightingale Investigations adopt Jules as one of their own. Even though Jules tries to hang on to her inner Head Crackin’ Mamma Jamma, the Rock Chicks; Hot Bunch; Jules’s long-suffering Uncle Nick; Jules’s friend the rotund, African-American, Jackie-O wannabe, May; and especially Vance will stop at nothing to wear her down.
But Jules makes some bad guys pretty angry and one is dedicated to taking her out. Vance and the Hot Bunch have to pull out all the stops to keep her alive. At the same time, Jules and Vance learn the true meaning of home but once they find this precious entity they’ve been searching for all their lives, will Jules’s enemies tear it away?
Ava hates men, she has reason and she’s vowed not only never to get involved with another one again but also to exact vengeance on her best friend’s, lying, cheating husband. Since Luke, Ava’s childhood crush, is now a private investigator, she thinks to enlist him but changes her mind at the last second.
Too late, Luke knows she’s up to something and he’s already seen many a Rock Chick try to fight her own battles without the Hot Bunch stepping in. He’s having none of it. She’s having none of him. The clash of the Rock Chick and Hot Guy begins but Luke’s got the advantage. He has handcuffs and he’s not afraid to use them.
Stella’s the lead singer and lead guitarist of the Blue Moon Gypsies and Stella used to be Mace’s girl. Mace broke up with her though and the loss of him rocked her world. But Stella gets a call, late at night (again) from one of the members of her crazy band. She has to go play clean up (again) and runs into Mace (and a shed load of police) and ends up getting shot.
Mace finds he doesn’t like it much that his ex-girlfriend got shot, right in front of him but it’s worse. A very bad man has thrown down the gauntlet and ALL the Rock Chicks are in the firing line. Stella doesn’t want Mace to be the one to keep her alive but she has no choice… mainly because Mace isn’t giving her one.
Sadie Townsend is known by all as The Ice Princess and she’s worked hard to earn her reputation. Her father, a now-incarcerated Drug Lord, has kept her under his thumb her whole life and she’s learned enough from living in his world to give everyone the cold shoulder. But one inebriated night, she shows the Real Sadie to the undercover agent she knows is investigating her father, the handsome Hector Chavez, and he knows he’ll stop at nothing to have her.
Hector makes one (huge) mistake; he waits for Sadie to come to him. Tragedy strikes and Sadie’s got a choice, she can retreat behind her Ice Fortress or she can embrace the Rock Chick/Hot Bunch World. Guided by Hector, the Rock Chicks, the Hot Bunch and her new gay roommates, Buddy and Ralphie, Sadie negotiates a life out from under her father’s thumb, a life that includes poison, arson and learning how to make s’mores.
Your turn peeps- what did you stack your shelves with this week?