30 June 2015

Top Ten Tuesday #34

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish and is a chance for everyone to get to know fellow bloggers and share lists. I love lists. Every week is a different list.

This week is Top Ten Books We've Read So Far in 2015.

I love lists like this, where I can just think back about the awesome books I've read already, although sometimes it brings up memories of the not-so-good ones too. This was particularly hard as I read the whole NETBA shortlist in January this year and they were all excellent.

So here we go, in order read:
  1. In Bloom by Matthew Crow
  2. Say Her Name by James Dawson
  3. The Clockwork Scarab by Colleen Gleason
  4. The Grand Reopening of Dandelion Cafe by Jenny Oliver
  5. Slated by Teri Terry
  6. Prudence by Gail Carriger
  7. The Fearless by Emma Pass
  8. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
  9. Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton
  10. Cross Stitch by Diana Gabaldon
This list made me smile so much, some fantastic books on here! What was your ultimate favourite this year?

29 June 2015

Review: Temptation by Robin Covington

She needs to be good.

Five years ago, Kit Landry was homeless and alone at sixteen. Determined to ditch her crappy life, she moved to Nashville with only $200, her guitar, and a notebook full of songs. She hit it big as America’s country sweetheart, but a year of living like a rock star plus a stint in rehab has killed any good will she had with her label. The suits have ordered Kit to shape up or ship out of the limelight. The last thing she needs is a hot, sexy distraction with a sinful smile.

He doesn’t know the meaning of the word.

Max Butler is as far from a celebrity as you can get and he likes it that way. A Nashville firefighter, he’s living the single life with a revolving door of parties, friends, and a different woman in his bed every night. When his normal life suddenly collides with the girl on his favorite Rolling Stone cover, he sees the perfect chance to fulfill his ultimate fantasy and see just how bad Kit can be.

Sometimes bad is so very good.

With three weeks until Kit leaves for her big tour, Max promises to give her a break from being the good girl--no strings attached. But when hot days lead to sultry nights, the lines get blurred and suddenly three weeks of bad might not be good enough.

Source: NetGalley Request

5 Words: Fame, love, family, press, music.

I wish I'd known about this book sooner, as I freaking loved it. The moment I finished it I went and bought the second one, despite having been sent a review copy of it. BECAUSE IT WAS THAT AWESOME. And I have the third pre-ordered.

You know when you just get sucked right into a book? You're so wrapped up in the storyline that you can't take your eyes off the page? Can't put it down? Go over on your break at work because of this and get into trouble from your manager? Yeah, this was that book.

Kit is an extraordinary character living and extraordinary life and I love how she and Max collided.

I have very high hopes Ms Covington. Temptation has set the bar exceedingly high.