Stacking the Shelves #15 – 15th April 2023

Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Marlene @ReadingReality and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts and of course ebooks!

This seemed like a great feature to jump onboard with to help me avoid my interminably long monthly posts of all that I’ve bought (and NOT read). So here goes!

Kindle Purchases

Starlight Cottage by KT Dady

Starlight Cottage: Anna Cooper and Jake Reynolds both live at a luxury London building. The only difference is that Jake lives in the penthouse, and Anna lives in a tent on the roof. When Jake finds out, he offers Anna a chance of a new life in his grandmother’s childhood home in Pepper Bay, and she decides to take the opportunity to see if she really can make a fresh start somewhere else. The beauty of Pepper Bay, with its quaint shops, chocolate box cottages, and all of Jake’s closest friends, immediately fills Anna’s heart with nothing but love, and it isn’t just Starlight Cottage that she finds herself falling in love with.

The Things We Leave Unfinished by Rebecca Yarros

Two sworn enemies. One unfinished manuscript. The love story of a lifetime…

When Georgia Stanton discovers that her late grandmother, Scarlett, the infamous romance author, didn’t get the chance to finish her last book, she is determined to share her story. But first, it needs to be written.

Enter Noah Harrison, the bestselling and most charismatic romance author of his generation. When Georgia meets him, she is distraught – athough he’s charming and handsome, there’s nothing beneath the surface. But as they start working together, Georgia begins to see that there might be more to Noah than meets the eye.

Together, they realize that Scarlett was saving the greatest love story of all until last – her own. While serving in World War Two, she fell in love with the handsome and enigmatic pilot, Jameson. But are Georgia and Noah about to discover that not all love stories have a happy ending…?

It’s time to find out how the other half lives.

Elizabeth and Rafferty Kingston have it all: a stunning house on the Norfolk Broads, more money than they could ever spend, and three beautiful children.

Sally and Jason Fletcher, meanwhile, battle for every penny, and Sally’s grown used to Jason working overtime to make ends meet, while she serves behind the bar in the local pub.

When Arlo Kingston married Billie Fletcher, the two families were united, but they have nothing in common. Or so it seems. Then Ellis Kingston, Arlo’s younger brother and wannabe film director, decides to make a life swap documentary featuring the two families.

Reluctantly, Sally and Elizabeth swap homes and families for a week, but they could never have predicted what happens next. Beneath the surface, it seems neither family is all it appears to be, and rich or poor, there’s no protection when it comes to matters of the heart.

At the end of this experiment, will the Kingstons and the Fletchers be able to return to their normal lives? Or has seeing how the other half lives changed them forever?

He’s the best man . . . and that’s the problem.

Kristen Petersen is perfectly fine. She has friends she’d fight to the death for and the very best dog in the world: Stuntman Mike. In fact, everything’s calm in the world of Kristen, until she starts to plan her best friend’s wedding and meets the best man, Josh Copeland.

Josh is funny, sexy, stands up to her sarcasm, and is always one snack ahead of her hangry. Even Stuntman Mike adores him. But he wants a big family, and Kristen knows children are probably not a part of her future.

She’s sure he’d be better off with someone else, someone who can give him everything he wants, so Kristen keeps him at arm’s length: in the Friend Zone. But as their attraction grows, it’s harder and harder to resist falling for the man who seems to be everything she’s not allowed to have . . .

Make Me a Match by Bobby Hutchinson


Eric Stewart can’t believe his three meddling sisters would stoop so low.

Sexy, dangerous and fancy-free, Eric is about to turn forty, and his sisters think it’s high time he found a good woman and settled down.

They’ve signed him up with the city’s hottest matchmaking agency, AND THEY CAN’T AFFORD IT. The only way to get them a refund is to get himself rejected by every single match.

Tessa McBride is working for the matchmaker, and she and Eric have a history. He humiliated her when she was a shy, trusting girl. Well, she’s not anymore.

She vows to prove to Eric that she’s more than a match for his schemes–and show him what he’s been missing all these years.

The Little Venice Bookshop by Rebecca Raisin

A bundle of mysterious letters. A trip to Venice. A journey she’ll never forget.

When Luna loses her beloved mother, she’s bereft: her mother was her only family, and without her Luna feels rootless. Then the chance discovery of a collection of letters in her mother’s belongings sends her on an unexpected journey.

Following a clue in the letters, Luna packs her bags and heads to Venice, to a gorgeous but faded bookshop overlooking the canals, hoping to uncover the truth about her mother’s mysterious past.

Will Luna find the answers she’s looking for – and finally find the place she belongs?

Lovelight Farms by BK Borison

A handsome, freckled data analyst.
A messy, optimistic Christmas tree farm owner.
A small town with the best hazelnut lattes on the east coast.

In an effort to save the Christmas tree farm she’s loved since she was a child, Stella enters a contest with insta-famous influencer Evelyn St. James. With the added publicity and the huge cash prize, she might just be able to save the farm from its financial woes. There’s just one problem. To make the farm seem like a romantic destination for the holidays, she lied on the application and said that she owns Lovelight Farms with her boyfriend. Only . . . there is no boyfriend.

Enter best friend Luka Peters. He just came home for some hot chocolate, and somehow got a farm and a serious relationship in the process. Will their fake love affair save Lovelight Farms in time for Christmas?

Hit or Miss by Everly Ashton

What’s one way to make a lasting impression on a man? Shoot him.

When I accidentally send a bullet flying through a handsome stranger I’m mortified. When I find out he’s a doctor who treats children with life-threatening heart problems? I’m determined to make it up to him.

Playing nursemaid to Dr. Oliver Kinkaid is easier said than done. At least while having to pretend I’m not attracted to him. He’s a decade older than me, supremely sexy and has his life together. What’s not to swoon over?

Especially since I’m scraping by as a teacher, sharing an apartment with two friends and an exciting Friday night means binge-watching Dateline episodes with a bag of potato chips. Not much to swoon over here.

Until I find a hidden letter in our century old apartment that predicts I’ll meet my soul mate and live happily ever after.

Things start to develop between Oliver and me. Our mutual attraction grows to combustible levels and I can’t help but wonder if the letter was right—is he my perfect match?

Then I find out Oliver’s secret and I want to put another bullet through him.

Happy Reading!!


    • Do you use Scribd for all of your audiobooks? I’ve been using Audible (as yet I haven’t paid full price for it. I went to cancel it this month and they offered me 3 months for half price so it seemed daft not too). I’m getting some from the library but the popular stuff has such a long waiting list. I like the idea of Scribd offering ebooks and audiobooks for a monthly fee. Will be interesting to see how it fares now that Kobo are also offering ebooks and audio for a monthly fee.

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