On My Radar – Books You Should Be Reading (17)

Back in early July I got an idea in my head. I was in the process of finishing Broken Things by Lauren Oliver, a book I definitely think everyone should read when it is out, and it got me thinking of all the great books that so many of you love and think others should check out. So I took  to Twitter and asked for some help.

Ten awesome people reached out to me with books they think you should be reading, so hold on for a long post:










*Melissa has added a content warning for this one


So there you have it, a variety of books that some follower think you should be reading. If you want to know more about the book, click on the cover. FYI, a few of them are $1.99 as of me typing up this post.

Do you have any books you think people should be reading? DM or email me. I’ll be doing another one of these in the future.

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On My Radar – The Last King by Katee Robert (16) {+ a giveaway}

On My Radar – The Last King by Katee Robert (16) {+ a giveaway}The Last King (The Kings, #1) by Katee Robert
Published by Forever
Published: April 3, 2018
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Ultra wealthy and super powerful, the King family is like royalty in Texas. But who will keep the throne? New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert introduces a red-hot new series.


Beckett King just inherited his father's fortune, his company-and all his enemies. If he's going to stay on top, he needs someone he can trust beside him. And though they've been rivals for years, there's no one he trusts more than Samara Mallick.

The rebel. That's how Samara has always thought of Beckett. And he's absolutely living up to his unpredictable ways when he strides into her office and asks for help. She can't help wondering if it's a legit request or just a ploy to get her into bed. Not that she'd mind either one. After all, she likes to live on the edge too.

But soon the threats to the King empire are mounting, and the two find family secrets darker than they ever imagined and dangerous enough to get them both killed.

Back at the end of January I came across a book on Netgalley that seems like it would be a fun read. I was a little leery because I had tried a different book by the same author and it wasn’t for me. But I downloaded it anyway and I was so happy I did. I ended up totally enjoying The Last King. So much in fact I made a fool of myself and went up to the author to tell her how much I enjoyed the book when I was at ApollyCon back in March.

It’s hard to pinpoint what I loved the most about this story. It could have been the romance (I seriously loved Beckett and Samara. They had amazing chemistry) or the thriller aspect. Whatever it was it all worked really well for me and I found myself pretty captivated by the whole book in general. They was just something that clicked for me and now I want it to click for you as well.

The publisher has kindly offered to allow me to give out two copies of The Last King by Katee Robert. This giveaway is opened to the US and Canada and will be shipped by the publisher so your address will be shared with them. Giveaway will go until May 6, 2018 at 11:59pm EST.

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On My Radar – Author Morgan Young (15)

When I want to immerse myself in a romance book I often find myself skimming Amazon for a book that jumps out at me. Sometimes I just read a quick, fun, sexy read that I can read in a couple of hours and Amazon’s Romance section has yet to let me down. Well in early August I was in one of these moods and I was lucky enough to come across Morgan Young.

Who is Morgan Young you ask?

Morgan Young is a bestselling author who splits her time between Nashville and Phoenix, playing guitar and roasting alive. She is the author of over a dozen books, including the Small Town Sexy series, Nevada Falls, Stage Lights, and The Coffee Break-Up.

Since coming across this author I have read 5 different books. Some I have read in order (as they are a companion series) and some out of order. But no matter what they all have one thing in common, they are just really fun, quick & sexy reads. They characters have all had great chemistry and my only complaint was that I wanted the latest book, Hard to Find, to have been a full novel and not just 142 pages. That is a winner right there in my book.

On My Radar – Author Morgan Young (15)Hard to Find by Morgan Young
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Phoebe Banks is driven. She moved to small town Kansas to be closer to her brothers, and to open her own bar—a dream she's had for years. She doesn't have time for relationships.

But when Isaac, an incredibly sexy grad student, tosses out an unruly patron in her bar, Phoebe finds herself a bit distracted by his piercing blue eyes and bulging muscles. His shyness that doesn't seem to extend into the bedroom. The two can’t keep their hands off each other, and soon, Phoebe realizes she might just be falling in love for the first time.

As the semester ticks past, Isaac's family wants him to move home to Arizona. Phoebe's afraid she’s holding him back, but Isaac doesn’t agree. He’ll do everything he can to prove to her that what they have is real. And that kind of love is hard to find.

Also books you should check out by Morgan Young:

On My Radar – Author Morgan Young (15)BEST BAD IDEA by Morgan Young
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Ryerson Banks makes being bad feel so good.

When Cheyenne Winslow is introduced to Ryerson Banks at a backyard barbecue, her friend Zoey has one warning for her: Stay far away. Cheyenne's had a rough past, and Ryerson is a heartbreaker. A definite bad idea.

But Ryerson’s piercing brown eyes, bulging biceps, and lips that look ready to kiss her at any moment, are hard to resist. So when he comes by her room late that night, Cheyenne is more than grateful for his undivided attention between the sheets.

Their attraction is white hot, and soon, Cheyenne and Ryerson find their chemistry—in and out of the bedroom—is way too intense to ignore. Especially when heartbreaker Ryerson has clearly fallen in love.

Can Cheyenne get over her past so that Ryerson can be part of her future? Because even she has to admit… Ryerson Banks is the best bad idea she’s ever had.

On My Radar – Author Morgan Young (15)Nevada Falls by Morgan Young
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After a tragic car accident leaves tennis star Nevada Pierce’s hands horrifically scarred, and her father dead, life will never be the same. In a flash of screeching metal, her future was destroyed.

Now, two years later, Nevada is nothing like the girl she once was. The beautiful, athletic blonde hides behind outrageous pink hair, black clothes, and, of course, the gloves that cover her scars. She's pushed away her family and her ex-boyfriend, Becker, the captain of the lacrosse team.

But as Becker comes back into her life, Nevada finds herself vulnerable once again. Vulnerable to his charm. His smile. And his love.

In this heartfelt and steamy romance, Nevada will have to forgive herself to move on... and realize that the man she pushed away has never given up on her.

This author is currently on my radar and should be on yours too.

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On My Radar – More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (14)

If you couldn’t tell by lack of blog posts I was on staycation last week and I decided to put my blog on vacation for the week too. It was a nice break to just sit back and not have to do anything. I had hoped to get some reading done but I’m not going to lie, it didn’t really happen. I started 2 books and DNFed one and have only read 25% of another. I had big plans for reading but instead I met up with friends and watched a lot of Hotel Hell and Kitchen Nightmares. What’s a kid to do.

There was one other book though that I did read and I read it in a 5 hour time span. I honestly don’t think I have ever read a book that quickly so it was definitely a first for me. But once I started on it I couldn’t stop. It broke my heart in a million ways and I cried a lot reading it but it was one of the best books I have read in a while. Sadly this book isn’t out until March but I want it to be on your radar and I want it to be on it now. What book is it you ask?

On My Radar – More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer (14)More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer
Published by Bloomsbury Children's
Published: March 6th 2018
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From the author of Letters to the Lost comes a heart-wrenching story of two teens with big secrets and a love that could set them free.

Rev Fletcher is battling the demons of his past. But with loving adoptive parents by his side, he’s managed to keep them at bay...until he gets a letter from his abusive father and the trauma of his childhood comes hurtling back.

Emma Blue spends her time perfecting the computer game she built from scratch, rather than facing her parents’ crumbling marriage. She can solve any problem with the right code, but when an online troll’s harassment escalates, she’s truly afraid.

When Rev and Emma meet, they both long to lift the burden of their secrets and bond instantly over their shared turmoil. But when their situations turn dangerous, their trust in each other will be tested in ways they never expected. This must-read story will once again have readers falling for Brigid Kemmerer’s emotional storytelling.

I have had the privileges of reading both Letters to the Lost and More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer this year and they have both blown me away. They are both such emotionally uplifting books that will hurt but in the best of ways. I HIGHLY recommend reading this companion couple. I don’t think you will be sorry.

Have you read Letters to the Lost?

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On My Radar – Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren (13)

I admit I am far behind on this series. Ginger at GReads! bought me Sweet Filthy Boy for my birthday about 3 years ago (I think) and I never read it. She told me over and over again to read it because I would love it and I said I would and then got distracted by new shiny. Well this year I promised her I would read it over the summer and I did and I’m hooked on the series.

I read book 1 over a couple of days in late June and immediately requested book 2 from the library. Although I wasn’t crazy in love with Mia, I loved Ansel and all the friends that Mia and Ansel brought to the table. So when book 2, Dirty Rowdy Thing, came in from the library over the weekend I was thrilled. I read it yesterday and devoured the whole book instead of doing other things I needed to do. It was just that good. It was fun and sexy and the chemistry between Harlow and Finn was AMAZING!

Currently I am “patiently” waiting for book 3, Dark Wild Night, to arrive from the library, but until then I wanted to make sure you have these fun romance books on your radar or some summer beach/pool reading!


On My Radar – Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren (13)Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books
Published: May 13th 2014
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One-night stands are supposed to be with someone convenient, or wickedly persuasive, or regrettable. They aren’t supposed to be with someone like him.

But after a crazy Vegas weekend celebrating her college graduation—and terrified of the future path she knows is a cop-out—Mia Holland makes the wildest decision of her life: follow Ansel Guillaume—her sweet, filthy fling—to France for the summer and just…play.

When feelings begin to develop behind the provocative roles they take on, and their temporary masquerade adventures begin to feel real, Mia will have to decide if she belongs in the life she left because it was all wrong, or in the strange new one that seems worlds away.


On My Radar – Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren (13)Dirty Rowdy Thing by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books
Published: November 4th 2014
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From the New York Times best-selling author of Beautiful Bastard, Beautiful Stranger, and Beautiful Player, Book Two of the brand-new Wild Seasons series that started with Sweet Filthy Boy - a story of friends, love, and lust.

Despite their rowdy hookups, Harlow and Finn don't even like each other... which would explain why their marriage lasted only 12 hours. He needs to be in charge and takes whatever he wants. She lives by the Want-something-done? Do-it-yourself mantra. Maybe she's too similar to the rugged fisherman - or just what he needs.


On My Radar – Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren (13)Dark Wild Night by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books
Published: September 15th 2015
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What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.But what didn't happen in Vegas seems to follow them everywhere.

Lola and Oliver like to congratulate themselves on having the good sense to not consummate their drunken Las Vegas wedding. If they’d doubled-down on that mistake, their Just Friends situation might not be half as great as it is now.

... Or so goes the official line.

In reality, Lola’s wanted Oliver since day one—and over time has only fallen harder for his sexy Aussie accent and easygoing ability to take her as she comes. More at home in her studio than in baring herself to people, Lola’s instinctive comfort around Oliver nearly seems too good to be true. So why ruin a good thing?

Even as geek girls fawn over him, Oliver can’t get his mind off what he didn’t do with Lola when he had the chance. He knows what he wants with her now ... and it’s far outside the friend zone. When Lola’s graphic novel starts getting national acclaim—and is then fast-tracked for a major motion picture—Oliver steps up to be there for her whenever she needs him. After all, she’s not the kind of girl who likes all that attention, but maybe she’s the kind who’ll eventually like him.

Sometimes seeing what’s right in front of us takes a great leap of faith. And sometimes a dark wild night in Vegas isn’t just the end of a day, but the beginning of a bright new life...


On My Radar – Wild Seasons series by Christina Lauren (13)Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren
Published by Gallery Books
Published: February 2nd 2016
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When three college besties meet three hot guys in Vegas, anything can—and does—happen. Book Four in the New York Times Wild Seasons series that began with Sweet Filthy Boy (the Romantic Times book of the year that Sylvia Day called “a sexy, sweet treasure of a story”), Dirty Rowdy Thing, and Dark Wild Night.

For two people ambivalent about dating and love, they sure get naked around each other an awful lot . . .

London Hughes is very content to surf daily, tend bar, hang out with her group of friends, and slowly orient herself in the years after college. Everything’s going great and according to the non-plan.

But when a wave knocks her for a loop one morning, then Luke Sutter’s flirtatious smile knocks her for another that evening, she veers slightly off course…and into his path. Sure, he’s a total player, but the Why not—it’s only one night is a persistent voice in her ear.

For his part, Luke’s been on hookup autopilot for so long that he rarely ever pauses to consider what he’s doing. But after an amazing time with London, he realizes that he hasn’t been moving on from a devastating heartbreak so much as he’s been drifting to wherever—and whomever—the current takes him. With London he wants more.

Every relationship involves two people…plus their pasts. And as much as she enjoys her fling with Luke, when London learns about his past—more specifically, who’s in it—everything becomes the brand of complicated she strives to avoid. It’s up to Luke then to change some things in order to try and ensure he’s not something she’ll outright avoid as well.


Have you read these books? Are they on your radar yet?

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