Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Top Reads of 2015 ~Post 2

Here is the next post of my top reads. Today there are five books featured. Enjoy!

Playing the Player by Lisa Brown Roberts
The Good Girl Vs. The Player
Round one begins...
Trina Clemons needed the money. Why else would she - the most organized, prepared student in school - spend the summer as a nanny and partner with the biggest slacker ever? Now she's ready to tackle nannyhood with her big binder of research and schedules. Just don't ask her about the secret job of "fixing" the bad habits of a certain high school player...
Slade Edmunds prefers easy hook-ups, and Trina is definitely not his type. She's all structure and rules, while Slade wants to just have fun. Fortunately, Trina has no idea about the bet Slade made with his best friend that he can totally get her to unwind by the end of summer...
Then the weirdest thing happens. There's chemistry. A lot of it.
But nothing gets between a boy and a girl like a big, fat secret...
Links: Amazon ~ Goodreads
My Review
I just loved reading Playing the Player! The fact that Slade has the same last name as me is just awesome and he's so awesome! This book had me laughing and loving the characters. And the ending was also so good.
I also got to meet Lisa Brown Roberts at UtopYA in Nashville. To the left is the picture we took. 

Next by Rachael Brownell
What if one kiss could change everything?
It did, for Reagan Brooks. Her fascination with Luke Evans went from a school-girl crush to heart-wrenching love in an instant. Then he left town, leaving a starry-eyed Reagan in his wake. No one will ever be good enough. No kiss will ever compare to his. Reagan’s standards are high. When someone doesn’t meet them, she moves on.
“Next in line, please.”
Moving through life with unrealistic expectations can be damaging. Letting those expectations go… It’s in that moment we find out who we are and what we really want.
Links: Amazon ~ Goodreads
My Review
This book was so good, amazing and a unique, different story. This was a book that I did not want to read fast, yet I read it quicker than I thought I would. It was one in which I did cry, which was so unexpected.
I got to meet Rachael Brownell at UtopYA in June (pictured on the right).

Love Always by Sonya Loveday and Candace Knoebel
Fraternization between guests and employees at the Diamond Isle Resort is against the rules.
However, rules mean nothing when it comes to matters of the heart.
Phillip Warrington is smart, sexy, and goal-oriented. He has always had his life planned out. But none of those plans involved falling for a wildly adventurous employee at the resort. She liberates him in ways he never thought possible—with methods that his parents would never approve. But he can control his yearnings, right?
Maggie Fairchild knows the season is almost over. With her plan to take to the seas only months away, she wasn't expecting Phillip, one of those off-limit kinds of boys, to stumble onto her path and steal her heart. Between steamy kisses and late-night moments near the ocean, Maggie finds herself caught in a riptide of passion, one she never anticipated. But who’s ever prepared for meeting the greatest love of your life?
With summer coming to an end, Maggie and Phillip take their relationship to the next level before they have to say goodbye. Can their budding romance be enough to survive the pulling tides of change, or will they drift apart before they even have a chance to explore what could have been?
Links: Amazon ~ Goodreads
My Review
I loved this book!! So unique! It took me a day to read it. This book is so well written and the entire book was so good and kept my attention the entire time.

Forgetting August by JL Berg
She can forgive, but can she forget?
Some days, Everly still thinks she sees him. In the food court at the mall, or in a car speeding past as the light changes. It only lasts a second, but when it happens, she slips back to a time when she was ruled-and nearly ruined-by August Kincaid. And it doesn't matter that she's moved on, that she's about to marry another man. In those moments the only thing she can do to regain control is take a deep breath and remind herself that August can't hurt her-because he's in a coma. Except that he's not anymore.
August is awake. With no memories, he sets out to solve the mystery of his lost life. He unearths a photograph of a beautiful redhead named Everly and knows instinctively that she's the key. But when he finds her, the August she describes is more monster than man.
Tortured by the thought of having hurt her, August wants only to become the man Everly deserves. As the new August emerges, Everly glimpses the person she first fell in love with. But can she trust that this August is real? When the final secret of their shared past is revealed, one of them will make a choice that changes their future forever . . .
My Review
This book kept me on my toes the entire time that I read it. There were things that happened that I didn't expect, and it was so good! Another great book by J.L. Berg

On the Fence by Kasie West
For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she's spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.
To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can't solve Charlie's biggest problem: she's falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.
Links: Amazon ~ Goodreads
My Review
On the Fence is such a great book! I was on vacation for Thanksgiving and started reading this book and had it finished in two days! It was so good! The characters were awesome and there was so much growth in Charlie throughout the story. And Charlie's brothers were so funny! And Braden was so sweet and amazing! So much awesome in this book!  

Well, that's all for today! Check back tomorrow for the next post!

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