It’s monday, what are you reading ? #54

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June 22, 2015 by ceresbooksworld

it's monday

 

A weekly event hosted by Sheila from Book Journey to discuss your reading week ~ the books you’ve read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

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The Forgotten Mountain (The Collectors’ Society #3) by Heather Lyons

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After years spent in Wonderland, Alice Reeve learned the impossible was quite possible after all. She thought she left  such fantastical realities behind when she finally returned to England.

Now Alice has become a member of the clandestine Collectors’ Society, and the impossible has found her again in the  form of an elusive villain set on erasing entire worlds. As she and the rest of the Society race to bring this mysterious  murderer to justice, the fight becomes painfully personal.

Lives are being lost. Loved ones are shattered or irrevocably altered. Each step closer Alice gets to the shadowy man she  hunts, the more secrets she unravels, only to reveal chilling truths. If she wants to win this war and save millions of lives,  Alice must once more embrace the impossible and make the unimaginable, imaginable.

Sometimes, the rabbit hole leads to terrifying places.

 

 

Point of no return by Olivia Luck

Point of no return

I had it all: an adoring husband, supportive friends, thriving career, a homey condo in the city.

Amend that.

I had it all except for love from my family. But life was good because I had him. Max was everything I dreamed a husband  could be and somehow he loved me just as wildly as I loved him.

Until one cruel night he was stolen from me.

Then I had nothing but a vicious battle ahead of me. It’s a struggle so treacherous, I’m not sure if I’ll make it out with my  heart in tact. But on the other side of that brutal war waits the most wondrous prize.

Will I allow myself to move forward?

 

 

The Offer by Karina Halle

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She thinks he’s an arrogant playboy.
He thinks she’s an uptight prude.
But he’s about to make her an offer she can’t refuse.

Nicola Price used to have it all – a great career, the perfect boyfriend, an excessive shoe collection and an apartment in one of San Francisco’s best neighborhoods. But when she gets knocked up and her asshat boyfriend leaves her high and dry, Nicola’s perfectly crafted world comes tumbling down. And stays that way.

Now, Nicola is the proud single mom to a five-year old daughter and living a giant lie. She can barely afford their ghetto apartment and all the men she dates run when they hear she comes with a child. She’s struggling and scared – and nowhere near where she thought she’d be at age thirty-one.

Her saving grace comes in the form of a tall, handsome and wealthy Scotsman Bram McGregor, the older brother of her friend Linden. Bram understands a thing or two about pride, so when tragic circumstances place Nicola at rock bottom, he offers them a place to live in the apartment complex he owns. It’s pretty much the perfect deal, so as long as she doesn’t mind living beside Bram, a man that, despite his generosity, seems to antagonize her at every turn.

But nothing in life is free and as Nicola gets her feet back on the ground, she discovers that the enigmatic playboy may end up costing her more than she thought.

She might just lose her heart.

Those McGregor brothers are nothing but trouble…

Un mari récalcitrant de Cassandra O’Donnell

 

un mari recalcitrant

 

 Ton fiancé sait-il à quel point tu peux être insolente dans l’intimité ? — Non, mais moi je sais à quel point tu peux être  mufle devant tout le monde, rétorqua Rosalie avec un sourire glacial.Rosalie Charbrey ne parvient pas à y croire.  Comment le duc de Langford, l’homme qui l’a séduite et abandonnée deux années plus tôt, ose-t-il se comporter d’une  manière aussi odieuse ? Que cherche-t-il après tout ce temps ? À ruiner son bonheur et son prochain mariage avec le  jeune et charmant vicomte d’Edgfield ? Bah, peu importe si ce débauché semble, pour une raison obscure, déterminé à  lui rendre la vie impossible, Rosalie est fermement décidée, elle, à résister aussi bien à ses assauts qu’à gagner la guerre  que « Sa Grâce » vient de lui déclarer…

Currently Reading

 The Leveller by Julia Durango

The leveller

 Nixy Bauer is a self-made Leveller. Her job? Dragging kids out of virtual reality and back to their parents in the real  world. It’s normally easy cash, but Nixy’s latest mission is fraught with real danger, intrigue, and romance.

Nixy Bauer is used to her classmates being very, very unhappy to see her. After all, she’s a bounty hunter in a virtual  reality gaming world. Kids in the MEEP, as they call it, play entirely with their minds, while their bodies languish in a  sleeplike state on the couch. Irritated parents, looking to wrench their kids back to reality, hire Nixy to jump into the  game and retrieve them.

But when the game’s billionaire developer loses track of his own son in the MEEP, Nixy is in for the biggest challenge of  her bounty-hunting career. Wyn Salvador isn’t some lazy kid looking to escape his homework: Wyn does not want to be  found. And he’s left behind a suicide note. Nixy takes the job but quickly discovers that Wyn’s not hiding—he’s being held  inside the game against his will. But who is holding him captive, and why?

Nixy and Wyn attempt to fight their way out of a mind game unlike any they’ve encountered, and the battle brings them closer than either could have imagined. But when the whole world is virtual, how can Nixy possibly know if her feelings are real?

Gamers and action fans of all types will dive straight into the MEEP, thanks to Julia Durango’s cinematic storytelling. A touch of romance adds some heart to Nixy’s vivid, multidimensional journey through Wyn’s tricked-out virtual city, and constant twists keep readers flying through to the breathtaking end.

On Deck

 

Chasing River by K.A Tucker

chasing river

 Armed with two years’ worth of savings and the need to experience life outside the bubble of her Oregon small town,  twenty-five-year old Amber Welles is prepared for anything. Except dying in Dublin. Had it not been for the bravery of a  stranger, she might have. But he takes off before she has the chance to offer her gratitude.

Twenty-four-year-old River Delaney is rattled. No one was supposed to get hurt. But then that American tourist showed  up. He couldn’t let her die, but he also couldn’t risk being identified at the scene—so, he ran. Back to his everyday life of  running his family’s pub. Only, everyday life is getting more and more complicated, thanks to his brother, Aengus, and his  criminal associations. When the American girl tracks River down, he quickly realizes how much he likes her, how wrong  she is for him. And how dangerous it is to have her around. Chasing her off would be the smart move.

Maybe it’s because he saved her life, or maybe it’s because he’s completely different from everything she’s left behind, but  Amber finds herself chasing after River Delaney. Amber isn’t the kind of girl to chase after anyone.

And River isn’t the kind of guy she’d want to catch.

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