2013, 2015, Books, life, Uncategorized

#tbt is in full effect @HDcoverTherapy

What’s new for Hardcover Therapy?  #tbt is in full effect!

Each and every week you will see a previous post from myself!  It’s a way to showcase some of my favorite books and authors.  I figured I’d start where it all began!  Below you will find the top 20 books of 2013… in my FABULOUS opinion! 🙂

Check out the Authors I ❤ page for more of my favorites as well as links to connect!

Casey’s Top 20 of 2013

**If books are in a series, they are listed together. **

  • A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
  • Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
  •  Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
  • Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
  • The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
  • Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
  • The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
  • Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
  • The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
  • The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
  • Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
  • Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
  • Crash Series by Nicole Williams
  • Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
  • Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  • Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
  • Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  • Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
  • Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  • Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

This list was EXTREMELY  difficult!  I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone.  Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely.  I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author.  These books cover several genres, but are fabulous.  Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me.  Def check them out!  Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless!  Here’s to another year!  I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!

Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013

  • Losing Charley – Casey Peeler
  • Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  • Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  • Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  • Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
  • Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
  • Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
  • Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  • The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
  • The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
  • Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
  • The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
  • That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  • Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
  • Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  • White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
  • The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  • The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
  • Reckless – S. C. Stephens
  • Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley

 

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Here’s to 1 year blogging & the Top 20 of 2013 @HDcoverTherapy

Wowza!  Is about the only words to express how I feel!  This year has been ah-maz-ing!  Who ever thought a little ole country girl from NC would start a blog, fall in love with it, host tours for amazing authors, write her own debut novel, and feel like she’s on top of the world?  (Well not really, but I do like to think so!)

I do know that I wouldn’t have survived this year without Chelly, my cousin.  She loves to read as much as I do!  (Yeah, our hubby’s never thought they would marry book nerds!  But they did!)  She has handled the reviews while I was trying to finish No Turning Back & Finding Charley.  We tackled Book Bask and NASW together, and I can’t wait to see where we go next!  There aren’t words to thank her enough!  She totally gets me and my book addiction!

I never imagined one year ago how one post could change my life!  IT DID!  Here’s to you- Rebecca, Jennifer Roberts-Hall, Tiffany King, Casiey Quinn, Shantel Tessier, & Aleatha Romig!  Y’all changed my life!  So, here’s to another year of blogging, writing, and anything released to books we <3!

To celebrate our one year blogging, here’s a giveaway hosted by Author Casey Peeler!  Over 20 books both digital and signed!

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Without further a due … Hardcover Therapy’s Top 20 of 2013

Casey’s Top 20 of 2013

**If books are in a series, they are listed together.  Being the author of No Turning Back, I didn’t include due to bias.**

  1. A Brand New Ending by S.A. Rolls (Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire ties for #1 because Travis is my permanent book boyfriend!)
  2. Miss Me Not by Tiffany King
  3.  Misguided Heart by Amanda Bennett
  4. Girl with Guitar by Caisey Quinn
  5. The Keatyn Chronicles by Jillian Dodd
  6. Heartbeat by Faith Sullivan
  7. The Coincidence Series by Jessica Sorensen
  8. Nowhere to Run (Stephanie Corvella Series) by Nina D’Angelo
  9. The Raine Series by Amanda Bennett
  10. The Bluegrass Brothers Series by Kathleen Brooks
  11. Untouchable Series by Lindsay Delagar
  12. Saving Angels Series by Tiffany King
  13. Crash Series by Nicole Williams
  14. Consequences Series by Aleatha Romig
  15. Divergent Series by Veronica Roth
  16. Undescribable Series by Shantel Tessier
  17. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
  18. Suicide Note by Teresa Mummert
  19. Searching for Someday by Jennifer Probst
  20. Beautifully Awake by Riley Mackenzie

This list was EXTREMELY  difficult!  I have read well over 100 hundred book this year alone.  Each book I am asked to review or read for pleasure, I read entirely.  I am not one to put it to the side because I’m not into it… that’s not fair to the author.  These books cover several genres, but are fabulous.  Some are series others are novella’s… regardless they were great reads for me.  Def check them out!  Especially A Brand New Ending… it touched my heart and left me speechless!  Here’s to another year!  I’m bring it in right with Behind His Eyes by Aleatha Romig!

Chelly’s Top 20 of 2013

  1. No Turning Back – Casey Peeler
  2. Slammed – Colleen Hoover
  3. Walking Disaster – Jamie McGuire
  4. Fallen Too Far – Abbi Glines
  5. Metamorphosis – Erin Noelle
  6. Miss Me Not – Tiffany King
  7. Sins & Needles – Karina Halle
  8. Flat-Out Love – Jessica Park
  9. The Edge of Never – J. A. Redmerski
  10. The Sea of Tranquility – Katja Millay
  11. Girl With Guitar – Caisey Quinn
  12. The Perfect Game – J. Sterling
  13. That Boy – Jillian Dodd
  14. Lover At Last – J. R. Ward
  15. Wallbanger – Alice Clayton
  16. White Trash Beautiful – Teresa Mummert
  17. The Keatyn Chronicles – Jillian Dodd
  18. The Coincidence of Callie and Kayden – Jessica Sorenson
  19. Reckless – S. C. Stephens
  20. Rock Chick – Kristen Ashley

Want another chance to win?  Show some love to Author Casey Peeler on Amazon!  Like her Amazon page for a chance to win a signed copy of No Turning Back & an ARC of Finding Charley that releases Feb 18, 2014!  Giveaway ends at midnight!

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The Fairytale of Jude & Lucy

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Book Description

(via Amazon)Release date: April 23, 2013

The conclusion to the Crash trilogy, never before published in any format!

A football fantasy. A giant diamond. The modern-day Romeo and Juliet are taking their relationship to the next level. . . .

Jude and Lucy are happily engaged, but that doesn’t mean life’s a bed of roses.

Once again, the hottest couple around is torn apart, this time by football training and a summer job. Now it’s Jude with the trust issues.

Will Lucy’s life-changing news bring them back together or end their relationship for good? Can love triumph forever?

Find out in the best installment yet in Nicole Williams’s racy and romantic Crash trilogy!

My Thoughts <3:

Well I’ve said it before, and I might have to say it again… are Jude & Lucy < Travis & Abby? I had to ask myself that yet again! I ❤ this book! I’m very thankful that I have put myself on a schedule to reviewing… this way I make sure to read the books that I have either 1-clicked 6 months ago or been waiting on like Crush! I have been trying to be patient waiting for the release of this book…

This is the third book in the Crash Series. All of these books pulled at my emotions, heart, and had me about to really about to pull my hair out! Crush, however, was different~! Don’t get me wrong. There is drama, major events, life changing plans, and let’s just say there is someone from the other 2 books that is finally on the scene… my only comment is I knew this one minor character would somehow play a MAJOR roll in Lucy’s life… and I was TOTALLY right!

I loved this book for so many reasons… even more than Jude Ryder! This book takes all of the characters that are dear to your heart and brings them all together. All the people that are important to Jude & Lucy are brought together in this novel. I think that this is actually my favorite book out of all 3 of them. Well, let me rephrase that… I loved the other 2 books because there is so much that occurs, the ups & downs, a constant roller-coaster ride, but this book pulls it all together. It takes all the madness from the other 2 books, solves problems, creates more problems, and creates the best fairytale EVER! I am totally bummed that is probably the end to this series, but I will survive!

If you have read Crash & Clash, then you need to go ahead and 1-click Crush. If by some chance you haven’t met Judy Ryder… you better jump on this roller-coaster because this is one hell of a ride!

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Great Exploitations by Nicole Williams… A Review

Summary via Amazon
Seduction. Infidelity. Blackmail. Scandal. It can all be bought for the right price and for Sienna Stevens, business is good.

Because she’s in the business of Great Exploitations.

She’s an Eve, a member of a secret society of women contracted by the wives of wealthy, powerful men for one reason and one reason only: to seduce their husbands. To ensure their pre-nuptial agreement will be null and void thanks to a little loophole known as the Infidelity Clause. To ensure that those wives don’t find themselves on the other side of a divorce without a penny to their name.

When it comes to the Eves, Sienna’s one of the best because she follows the number one rule of the Eves to the letter: don’t let it get personal.

When the job file of her wealthiest client yet falls into her lap, Sienna realizes that this case could be the one that’s impossible to detach herself from. The payout would lead to her independence, but will the cost be too high in the end?

***This is a short story (approx. 24,000 words), that will be followed up by future installments***

My Thoughts ❤

Nicole William never ceases to amaze me with her writing! From the very beginning you are hooked! You learn all about the Eves: who they are, where they came from, how it works, and in particular, you learn this through the eyes of Sienna. She is one that separates herself from the job. She is able to remove all emotion.

This is a short story with more to come! I read it in no time! It gives all the info you need to know. It also leaves you thinking about one question in particular… do the Eves really exist? Who knows! I will say that when the story ends you are left with a cliffhanger…. because I want to know all about the TEN and how Sienna is going to handle this job!

I was very excited when a “gift” showed up in my inbox from Nicole Williams, and I was allowed to ARC this the day it went live! If you are looking for a intriguing read that isn’t like your typical romance novel… This is it! I give it 5 stars hands down! I’m counting down till the next story is released! It was a perfect read during my down time with all the reviews I have coming up! Go go on and 1-click Great Exploitations by Nicole Williams now!

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