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!
The Pick-Up Line by Sarah McGregor
Renee Slover, school Speech Therapist, has a bad habit of people pleasing. She’s wasted almost four prime childbearing years waiting for her boyfriend to admit he doesn’t want a family. That ends now. It’s time to turn over a new leaf, to demand what she wants. And drink more water. That’s important too.
Bucket list in hand, Renee steps out of her comfort zone and into a bar where she instigates her first one-night stand. One and done. Check it off the list.
Until Monday, when Renee walks into a parent meeting to discover that the man who awakened the dirtiest, most scandalous fantasies Renee never knew she possessed, is her student’s father.
The Cornish Hideaway by Jennifer Bibby
All Freya has ever wanted to do is paint. So when she fails her Master’s Degree in Art, on the same day that her boyfriend decides he needs a ‘more serious’ partner, to Freya it feels like the end of the world.
Luckily, she has a saviour in the shape of best friend Lola, who invites her to the sleepy Cornish village of Polcarrow, to work in her café. With nothing keeping her in London, Freya jumps at the chance of a summer by the sea.
Freya needs time to focus on herself. But then dark and mysterious biker Angelo blows into town on a stormy afternoon, with his own artistic dreams and a secretive past, and Freya’s plans of a romance-free summer fly straight out of the window…
The Colour Storm by Damian Dibben
The world’s greatest artists gather to enjoy fame, fortune, and colour. When a wealthy merchant discovers a mysterious new pigment, he knows it would create a masterpiece in the right hands.
For struggling artist Giorgione ‘Zorzo’ Barbarelli, success is far from reach. Until he’s commissioned by the merchant to paint a portrait of his wife, Sybille.
Impress him, and Zorzo could acquire the most coveted colour in the world – and write his name in history.
But it is Sybille whose eye he catches. And when their relationship drags Zorzo into a conspiracy spanning the entire continent, it is far more than his career in danger . . .
Just My Type by Falon Ballard
Ever since a disastrous high-school break-up, Lana Parker has bounced from one long-term relationship to the next – she even works as a dating and relationship columnist. So, when Lana suddenly finds herself single, she’s ready for a break, personally and professionally.
But then her high-school ex, Seth Carson, takes an assignment at Lana’s website. Having spent years travelling the world as a freelance journalist, Seth’s finally ready to put down roots, even if it means treading on some toes.
Pitted against each other for a shot at a dream job, Seth and Lara are each tasked with writing an article series that goes against their usual dating type: Lana will write about being – and staying – single, while Seth learns how to become boyfriend material.
With their careers on the line, Seth and Lana’s chemistry is just as combative – and undeniable – as ever. But when these two square off, it’s not only their careers on the line – it’s also their hearts.
What Eden Did Next by Sheila O’Flanagan
An unforgettable marriage
Five years ago, the bottom fell out of Eden’s world when her firefighter husband died. Now, instead of the future she had planned with Andy, she has Lila – the daughter he never got the chance to meet. Instead of Andy, she has his family.
An unexpected romance
Then an old friend comes back into Eden’s life: someone who doesn’t see her as a widow or a mother; someone who reminds her of how she used to be. Suddenly she’s having fun again. But Andy’s mother has other plans for Eden, who soon faces an impossible decision. One that could tear a family apart . . .
An impossible choice
Compassionate, irresistible and honest, What Eden Did Next is a sometimes heart-breaking, ultimately joyful, novel of love, loss – and finding your own way to happiness.
The Secret Seaside Escape by Heidi Swain
Tess Tyler needs a break. Weighed down by her high-pressure job and her demanding father, she’s left little time to take care of herself. But after a shocking discovery sends her spiralling, she flees to Wynmouth, the seaside town she fell in love with as a child, to escape it all.
With its sandy beaches, stunning rock pools and welcoming community, Tess feels like she can finally breathe again. And as she grows ever closer to local barman Sam, she dares to dream that she might never return to her real life. But when a familiar face returns to town, Tess realises that there are secrets in Wynmouth too, and that her own past may be about to catch up with her . . .
By Any Other Name by Lauren Kate
One summer to write the biggest love story of the year . . .
But will it be theirs?
Noa Calloway is THE bestselling author of sweeping love stories. Love stories that careful editor Lanie has shaped her life around. Noa’s writing makes her feel seen and understood like nothing else.
So she’s more than a little shocked to find out that her beloved, reclusive, author is actually Noah Ross – a distractingly handsome man – and not at all the glamorous middle-aged woman she’d imagined.
Even worse – Noah has writer’s block. With her job on the line, Lanie has to work with him to spark the crucial inspiration Noah needs to write his next heart-stopping romance.
Yet as they show each other all their favourite spots in New York City – Lanie can’t help but wonder if the man by her side, and the author that stole her heart, might actually not be so different after all . . .
The Accidental Text by Becky Monson
Wrong number. Right guy?
Once upon a time, Maggie Cooper lived for adventure. Jumping out of planes was child’s play. Now she can’t even work up the nerve to ask out her coworker. For a bit of self-therapy, she begins to text her recently deceased mother’s phone—the only problem is that the number has been reassigned and for weeks she’s been unknowingly texting a stranger her deepest thoughts and feelings. There have also been some not-so-deep texts, like the ones about her appreciation for her coworker’s butt.
When Chase Beckett, the unsuspecting stranger who has more in common with Maggie than he’d like to admit, texts back, Maggie is beyond mortified. But message after message and night after night, Maggie realizes that Chase’s wit, charm, and advice are exactly what the doctor ordered. Is it enough, though, to get her back up in the sky? And what about her heart? Can she risk taking a leap of faith for the man on the other end of her accidental texts?