Saturday, October 29, 2016

Staking the Shelves #1

Staking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added onto our shelves. 

Thanks to my mom who bought me the majority of the books below, you always know me so well! 😊

Goodies I received from Hachette Book Group and St. Martin's Press/Thomas Dunne Books. I'm so excited to read them all. 

These awesome books I received via #booksfortrade, thanks to everyone who traded with me. 

                       What did you add to your shelves this week?
~ Aimie

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, Hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. 

The Continent 
Keira Drake
Publication Date:
January 3rd, 2017
                    Harlequin Teen

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually at war. Most citizens tour the Continent to see the spectacle and violence of battle—a thing long vanished in the Spire. For Vaela—a smart and talented apprentice cartographer—it is an opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But an idyllic aerial exploration is not to be had: the realities of war are made clear in a bloody battle seen from the heli-plane during the tour, leaving Vaela forever changed. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, she has no illusions about the true nature of the danger she faces. Starving, alone, and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Forever Rome by: Brittney Sahin

Forever Rome by Brittney Sahin
Published by EmKo Media, LLC on September 20, 2016
Genres: Romance, Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 512
Series: Forever Rome Series - Book One
Format: eARC
Source: Kindly provided in exchange for an honest review

Summary from Goodreads: 
A football fanatic sports columnist. A sexy Italian soccer player. When in Rome . . .

Maggie Lane, a sports columnist and diehard football fan, is not exactly enthused when her editor-in-chief sends her to Rome, Italy, to write a feature story on Italian soccer star Marco Valenti. The last thing she wants to do is spend three weeks covering soccer right before the American football season begins. But Maggie’s job becomes a lot more appealing after meeting a sexy Italian man on her first night there.

One hot kiss and she is done for . . . but once Maggie discovers her mysterious Italian is Marco Valenti, she’s not sure if she’ll be able to write her story objectively, or if she’ll even have to. Marco stuns the world when he announces his retirement, and without an explanation as to why, rumors fly and the tension mounts. Despite Maggie’s protests, she is forced to stay, but with each passing day, she becomes enchanted with the beautiful city, as well as finds herself breaking her cardinal rule—never fall for a player.

As Maggie learns the truth about Marco, she has to make a decision: protect him or keep her job. Will Marco be able to trust her with his secrets? Can she trust him with her heart?

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Brittney Sahin has done it again!

Having read and adored Brittney Sahin's Hidden Truths series, I could not wait to dive into Forever Rome. 

Forever Rome is such a romantic, loveable, wonderful, sweet book. Maggie, a sports reporter, was realistically cute. Her honesty and humour just made everything that much more perfect. Seriously, she is the type of character I would want to be friends with. 

Maggie is sent to Rome to write a piece on Marco, an Italian football (a.k.a. soccer) player. The closer she gets to Marco, the more torn she gets between wanting to respect Marco's privacy but also needing to complete the article for her job. Between walking and dining in Italy to falling for one of the biggest football players in Italy, Sahin has managed to weave such a delightfully intricate novel. 

For this being Brittney Sahin's first contemporary novel, I have to say she pretty much nailed it. The chemistry between Marco and Maggie, the interactions they had with one another, and the heat that seemed to be radiating from them both was amazing. Brittney Sahin's writing draws you in and captivates you from beginning to end. 

I recommend you buy Forever Rome today, that's right, this very instant. It is just that sweet, romance, and freaking hilarious. It is everything you would want in a contemporary romance novel. Seriously, buy it right now. 


About The Author:

Brittney Sahin began writing at an early age, with the dream to be a published author before the age of 18. Although academic pursuits (and, later, a teaching career) interrupted her aspirations, she never stopped writing—never stopped imagining.

It wasn’t until her students encouraged her to follow her dreams that Brittney said goodbye to Upstate New York in order to start a new adventure in the place she was raised: Charlotte, North Carolina. Here, she decided to take her students’ advice and begin to write again.

In 2015, she published her first novel, Silenced Memories. When she is not working on upcoming novels, she spends time with her family. She is a proud mother of two boys and a lover of suspense novels, coffee, and the outdoors.

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