Shorties | Marie Garner - Miss Man-Eater

Raquel Adams is in desperate need of a media makeover. Her already floundering reputation is made worse by her recent antics, and she doesn’t seem to care. Raquel lives life on her own terms and doesn’t answer to anyone, least of all Clayton Cox, the guy charged with making her a media darling. His take charge attitude is a problem for strong-willed Raquel, but she can’t deny the attraction she feels toward him.

Meets America’s spin doctor…
Clayton Cox is the boss, and damn good at his job. He’s hired to improve your reputation and does so by swooping in, saving the day, and moving onto the next one. But he can’t move one from his newest client. Raquel is maddening, and gorgeous enough to make him forget his rule of never getting involved with a client. But Clayton can’t forget what happened the last time he mixed business with pleasure.

All’s fair in love and war.
Raquel wants Clayton, and nothing is going to stand in her way, not even Clayton himself. He doesn’t know what hit him, and soon finds himself juggling between having to improve her reputation and feign off her advances. But Clayton’s determined to show Raquel who’s in charge at any cost, even if that means thwarting her seduction efforts. Will Miss Man-Eater change her ways? Or will Clayton become the latest victim entangled in her web?

Wanted - New (e)books in October

Hiilfe! Wann soll ich das alles lesen?! Nehmt mir doch bitte den Laptop weg oder sperrt zumindest meinen Goodreads-Account ;) Hier sind meine Anwärter für einen Platz auf meinem EReader im Monat Oktober:

Review | Lauren Layne - Love The One You're With

As a leading columnist for Stiletto, Grace Brighton has built a career warning women about rotten, cheating liars. She just never suspected her fiancé would be one of them. After Grace takes a heart-mending hiatus, her first assignment is to go on a couple of dates with a counterpart from the men's magazine Oxford and report her impressions. Grace 1.0 may have been instantly smitten with the gorgeous correspondent, but Grace 2.0 has sworn off relationships for six months, and she's not falling for his outstanding bod and trophy-winning kisses... or is she?

Jake Malone wants to get back to the fly-by-night, who-knows-what's-next guy he used to be, and he knows exactly how to do it.
Oxford is adding a travel section, and Jake - with no wife and no kids and a willingness to live anywhere, eat anything, do everything - is perfect for the job... except that his playboy reputation makes his new editor nervous. To get the gig, he must agree to a fluffy joint article with Stiletto.

But after just one date with snooty, sumptuous, sensational Grace Brighton, Jake starts taking this assignment a whole lot more seriously...

Gossip | Digitaler SuB #1

Ich dachte mir, ich könnte euch ja hin und wieder ein paar Ebooks von meinem digitalen SUB zeigen, die auf meinem EReader unverdienterweise vor sich hingammeln und darauf warten, endlich gelesen zu werden. Aber ihr kennt das ja bestimmt auch: Wenn man vor der Qual der Wahl steht, was denn als nächstes gelesen werden soll, schleichen sich immer wieder Geschichten dazwischen. Neuere Ebooks, die sich plötzlich aufdrängen; die interessanter erscheinen als die, die auf meiner Leseliste stehen. Und dabei will ich ja gerade die, die auf meiner Liste stehen unbedingt lesen. In diesen Posts sollen diese Titel nicht in Vergessenheit geraten und vielleicht schaff ich es ja so, sie demnächst mal zu lesen. Starten wir mal mit den ersten 10 englischen ;) 

Review | Kandi Steiner - Black Number Four

Known as one of the youngest and most ambitious poker players in the country, Skyler Thorne has a reputation to uphold in Vegas this year. Her sole focus for spring semester is to perfect her game and get tournament ready – and have some fun with her sorority sisters, of course. Meeting a care-free pledge with incredible arms adds a whole new element of fun to her semester, but when a shocking discovery about his past surfaces, Skyler finds herself stuck in a game she wasn’t prepared to play.

Kip Jackson is on a mission from his father. His plan was to get in, have a little fun, and then get out – on to bigger and better things. A feisty girl with bright blue eyes wasn’t on his list of things to do, but she quickly moves her way up to the very top. When he realizes completing his dad’s mission means crushing her in the process, he must decide if his dreams are worth the risk – or if he even has the same dreams, at all.

Two secrets. Two hearts. Two hands being played in one twisted game of deceit.

When the cards are on the table, will anyone be left standing?

The perfect poker face can only hide them for so long.

Gossip | Neuzugänge August

Das wird ein kurzer Post, denn in meinen Regalen gibt es nicht viel Neues. Nur zwei gedruckte Bücher sind in letzter Zeit bei mir eingezogen.

Off-Line | A Temporary Goodbye

Review | Marie Garner - Miss Congeniality

Miss Congeniality doesn’t curse. Miss Congeniality doesn’t have tattoos. Miss Congeniality doesn’t drink shots. Miss Congeniality doesn’t ride motorcycles….Or does she?

When America’s sweetheart…
Brea Richards is America’s sweetheart. Dubbed Miss Congeniality by the media, Brea has spent years honing her current reputation. And being one of the leading stars of a prime time television show…priceless. It’s a long way from her humble beginnings, but that’s her secret to keep. Or at least that’s what she believes until she gets the phone call.

Meets America’s bad boy…
Lance Holder is America’s bad boy, the guy they love to hate. He lives life the way he wants, and makes no apologies, regardless of what anyone thinks. All everyone sees is the tattooed, motorcycle riding, reckless movie star, preventing anyone from looking beneath the surface. And that’s just fine with Lance. Until his new gig puts him right in the path of Brea.

Will either one escape unscathed?
Lance is the newbie on Brea’s show, and everyone is watching to see if America’s bad boy will influence Miss Congeniality. They don’t know Brea’s worst influences happened long before Lance entered the picture. And Lance seems to be one of the only ones to see beyond her current façade. Maybe America’s bad boy is just what America’s sweetheart needs…

Retrospects | August 2015

Im August war meine Lektüreauswahl wieder mal durchwachsen. Zwar war mehr als die Hälfte davon ganz ok bis wirklich nett, wirklich gefallen haben mir etwa ein Dutzend. Mit Ausnahme von Linda Castillo, Cynthia Eden, Emma Chase und Kendra Elliot handelte es sich um mir bis dahin unbekannte Autorinnen.

Da ich mich manchmal einfach nicht für eine Bewertung entscheiden kann, hab ich mich entschieden, ab jetzt auch bei den Retrospects Zwischenwertungen einzubauen, wenn ich unbedingt eine brauche :D