Book Browsing - July 2014

Friday, 4 July 2014

I have decided to do another feature on my blog called 'Book Browsing'. 'Book Browsing' shows some of the new books that are due out that month and why I want to read them, there are many different genres and authors included. 
So, I hope you enjoy my new feature and I can wait to know what you think. 
You can tell me on Twitter or in the comments below. 

Misbehaving #6
By Abbi Glines
Publication Date: 17th July 2014, 352 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Why I want to read this book: Having read both The Vincent Boys and The Vincent Brothers, I couldn't wait to get my hands on other Abbi Glines book. Abbi Glines's books are so captivating and I find them so hard to put down. 

Amazon UK / Amazon US

Remember rock-star Jax Stone's brother Jason from Breathe? Well now he's got his own story to tell...Jason's had enough of living in his rock star brother's shadow. 
So when he sets off to Sea Breeze, Alabama, he's looking for a much deserved escape and a chance to blow of some envious steam. 

But falling for the local bad girl was definitely not the plan.

 And as the two enjoy some naughty fun in the Alabama sun, Jason learns that though Jax is the musician in the family, he too can just as easily rock someone's world.

A Girl Called Summer
By Lucy Lord
Publication Date: 17th July 2014, 400 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins

Why I want to read this book: I am going to start by saying something so simple, it is a perfect book that you can read on the beach or even in the garden. Or if you live in a country that has lots of rain like where I live, then you can put up a picture of a sunny beach and pretend that you are there. There is also the fact that A Girl Called Summer, has adventure, quirky themes and Ibiza, what's not to like. 

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Island life is just one step away…
A new start…
Bella and Andy have escaped the rat race for the sun-drenched, relaxed lifestyle on the island of Ibiza. But with a run-down house to make habitable and a distractingly gorgeous neighbour, is their island idyll all that it seems?

A holiday adventure…
Tamara Gold has been Hollywood’s most notorious car crash since she was a child star. Now clean and sober, and engaged to Tinseltown’s hottest leading man, it seems like she’s finally conquered her addictions, if not her bratty behaviour. But a summer in Europe with all the hedonistic lures of Ibiza beckons…

A girl called Summer…
Summer Larsson has always known Ibiza as home: a haven of hippies, yoga and healthy eating – and loneliness. But in Bella, she’s found the friend she always needed, and when Bella’s glamorous Hollywood friends come to visit, it looks like she might have found true love as well…

This could be the summer that everything changes…

Summer Brides
By Debbie Macomber
Publication Date: 4th July 2014, 480 pages
Publisher: MIRA

Why I want to read this book: I am a big fan of Debbie Macomber's books, her stories always draw me in and before you know it you are turning the last page wondering where the time and pages had gone. 

Amazon UK / Amazon US

Taking a chance on love could be worth the risk...

Chase Goodman has three weeks to find a bride, so he takes out an advert: Bride Wanted. Except when Chase ends up rescuing Lesley Campbell, he unexpectedly falls head over heels. Too bad Lesley is the only woman he’s met who isn’t looking for a husband…
Recently single Claire Gilroy has no intention of falling in love at a Las Vegas wedding...especially with gorgeous, town outcast Reed Tonasket. 
Yet, twenty-four hours later she has a ring on her finger and a husband! Has Claire just made a big mistake or could this be the beginning of something wonderful?
By Karice Bolton
Publication Date: 17th July 2014, 307 pages
Publisher: Bulldog Press

Why I want to read this book: One, the main character owns a bakery, I would love to own a bakery. Two, there is nothing better than secrets in a novel, they always keep you anticipating the next bit and then even more intrigued when what you thought would happen doesn't but something even better surprises you.    

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Gabby has found the love of her life. Her bakery is doing better than she could ever imagine, and her two best friends each found love in the most unexpected places. But just when everything seems too good to be true, she realizes it probably is. 

Jason's hours have become longer, and there are mornings when she rolls over to find an empty bed. It isn't until Jason's hidden past surfaces that she realizes there’s more on the line than love. 

In order for their relationship to survive, Gabby must convince Jason to let her be a part of a world he’s fought so hard to forget. She knows their love is worth fighting for, but will he allow his family’s dark secrets to shape his future with Gabby?

If You Were Me
By Sheila O'Flanagan
Publication Date: 3rd July 2014, 464 pages
Publisher: Headline Review

Why I would to read this book: I own nearly all of Shelia O'Flanagan's books, apart from a couple which I am slowing making my way through. If You Were Me looks like a wonderful book that shows that even though you are happy with your life, doesn't make it seem true. Something one trip could change your life in the most unexpected way. 

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On a sultry summer evening in Seville, anything can happen...
Carlotta O'Keefe is happily engaged, and the wedding plans are coming together. She's clear about her future path, both personally and in her busy career. Maybe Chris doesn't make her heart race every time she sees him, but you can't have that feeling for ever. Can you?
Then, on a trip to Seville, Carlotta runs into Luke Evans. Luke broke her heart so long ago she'd almost convinced herself she'd forgotten him. Now, he's not that boy any more, but an attractive and intriguing man. And he can explain everything that happened way back when.
Suddenly Carlotta's not so sure of anything any more. Except that what she decides now will shape the rest of her life...

What A Girl Wants #2
By Lindsey Kelk
Publication Date: 17th July 2014, 416 pages
Publisher: Harper Collins

Why I want to read this book: I have heard so many great things about Lindsey Kelk's book's, though I have not yet been able to read one. Although I am making it my mission this year I will read at least one of her book, even if it kills me. Ok, that was a bit dramatic, but the point is I will read one of her book this year.

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Being arrested in your own bedroom is never a good start to the day. Tess Brookes really needs to sort out her back-stabbing flatmate – and her life.
Should she gamble all on the new photography job she’s landed, or snap up the offer from long-time crush and best friend Charlie to start up on their own – in more ways than one? There’s just one small thing she hasn’t mentioned. Or rather, one tall thing. He’s handsome, infuriating and called Nick…
For the first time, Tess has to choose between the life she always dreamed of and a future she never imagined possible. From London to Milan, with high fashion and low behaviour thrown in, she’s going to have to make up her mind what a girl really wants…

By Nora Roberts
Publication Date: 29th July 2014, 384 pages
Publisher: Silhouette Books

Why I want to read this book: It is a book about adventure and impulses, and why you should follow in the opportunity that life throws at you, wants not to like. Also, it has powerful characters that take you on a wonderful journey.
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For once in her life, Rebecca Malone has decided to follow her impulses. After quitting her job and selling all of her belongings, she heads to Greece in search of adventure. So when a sexy local restaurant owner pursues her, she can't resist playing the role of a sophisticated, well-traveled woman. But falling in love with Stephen Nickodemus was not part of the plan! Now she'll have to find a way to break the news of her true identity & without also breaking his heart.

Lessons Learned

Carlo Franconi embodies everything that Juliet Trent avoids in a client, he's arrogant, frustrating and entirely too seductive. Juliet has always prided herself on being the consummate professional, but with a tour schedule that has the pair spending every waking minute together, Juliet is finding it impossible to resist the famous chef's charm, especially when he's looking at her as if she's an enticing new dish he just can't wait to taste.
Spare Brides
By Adele Parks
Publication Date: 3rd July 2014, 464 pages
Publisher: Headline Review

Why I want to read this book: I have read many novels that have been set in the past, though I don't believe I have seen an Adele Parks's book quite like this one, I can wait to see what she has written in her new book.

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The 1920s: a time of hope, promise - and parties. But not all the men came home, after The War.

Meet the spare brides.
Young, gorgeous - and unexpectedly alone.
Ava relishes the freedom of being single.
Sarah fears no one can replace her hero husband.
Beatrice finds it hard to shine, next to her dazzling friends.
And Lydia is married, rich, privileged: so isn't she one of the lucky ones?
Then a chance encounter changes everything.
Angry, damaged and dangerously attractive, Edgar Trent is an irresistable temptation.
And the old rules no longer apply...

By Diana Palmer
Publication Date: 29th July 2014, 304 pages
Publisher: Harlequin 

Why I want to read this book: I have come across some of Diana Palmer's book recently, I have yet to read one but the story is always so tempting, yet my TBR seems to be getting bigger so it will have to wait for now. 

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He's everything she fears… 

and everything she wants 

Mercenary by name and by nature, Carson is a Lakota Sioux who stays to himself and never keeps women around long enough for anything emotional to develop. But working with his friend Cash Grier on a complex murder investigation provides Carson with another kind of fun—shocking Cash's sweet-but-traditional secretary, Carlie Blair, with tales of his latest conquests. 

Then Carlie lands in deep trouble. She saw something she shouldn't have, and now the face of a criminal is stored permanently in her photographic memory…and Carlie is the key piece of evidence that could implicate a popular politician in the murder case. 

Her only protection is Carson—the man she once despised. But when she learns that Carson is more than just a tough guy, Carlie realizes she's endangered herself further. Because now her only chance to live means losing her heart to the most dangerous kind of man….

All or Nothing #3
By Kendall Ryan
Publication Date: 31st July 2014, 352 pages
Publisher: ATRIA BOOKS
Why I want to read this book: I will have to read the first and second book in the series first before reading this one. This book has it all a strong main character, secrets and not to mention sexy male characters that everyone would love.

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You’ve met Ben Shaw. Now meet Braydon Kincaid, the devil-may-care male model who nearly stole the show in Working It by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan.

As one of the world’s most sought-after male models, Braydon is no stranger to the finer pleasures in life. The last thing he wants to do is limit himself, especially when it comes to women. His best friend, Ben, might’ve settled down, but Braydon doesn’t want to waste his youth on the messy complications of commitment. He wants fun. He wants easy.

Ellie isn’t looking for a casual relationship, but her tough and sassy personality instantly attracts Braydon, who proposes a “friends with benefits” arrangement. Unable to resist the powerful pull of the charming bad boy, Ellie eventually relents, though she longs for all-consuming love.

As the two spend more time together, Ellie soon realizes that Braydon’s posing skills extend off the runway. His carefully crafted fa├žade masks a secret hurt that he’s reluctant to share with Ellie, even as they embark on a passionate affair that sends them hurtling toward a fate neither expected. Can Ellie risk her heart while she waits for Braydon to let her in, or will she be forced to demand all or nothing?

Only The Brave Try Ballet
By Stefanie London
Publication Date: 4th July 2014, 192 pages
Publisher: Mills & Boon - Modern Tempted

Why I want to read this book: I LOVE Modern Tempted books, Only the Brave Try Ballet looks like a funny, sweet story that will not only change the way you think about Ballet but also football players as well.
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Step up, Grant Farley…
not your typical ballet student! 

Australian football pro Grant Farley is nursing an injury and needs to get back into shape – fast. Ballet wouldn’t be his first or even his last choice, but needs must. Enter tantalisingly prim teacher Jasmine Bell – one disapproving arch of her eyebrow and Grant knows he’ll enjoy getting her tutu in a flutter…!

But it’s not only Grant’s flexibility that Jasmine’s pushing to the limit! He knows she feels the heat between them, so why won’t she give in to it? Time to convince Jasmine that if she’s brave enough to dance en pointe she can certainly handle a fling with him!

Beautiful Oblivion #1
By Jamie McGuire
Publication Date: 1st July 2014, 386 pages
Publisher: Simon & Schuster 

Why I want to read this book: I own Beautiful Disaster and Walking Disaster (which I will be reviewing later on in the year for Frisky Friday, so keep an eye out!) which I have heard so many great things about. Beautiful Oblivion seems like a book that will leave you wanting more by the end of the book, while wouldn't be so bad but then you find out the next book in the series isn't out of months.

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Fiercely independent Camille "Cami" Camlin gladly moved on from her childhood before it was over. She has held down a job since before she could drive, and moved into her own apartment after her freshman year of college. 
Now tending bar at The Red Door, Cami doesn't have time for much else besides work and classes, until a trip to see her boyfriend is cancelled, leaving her with her first weekend off in almost a year.  
Trenton Maddox was the king of Eastern State University, dating co-eds before he even graduated high school. His friends wanted to be him, and women wanted to tame him, but after a tragic accident turned his world upside down, Trenton leaves campus to come to grips with the crushing guilt. 
Eighteen months later, Trenton is living at home with his widower father, and works full-time at a local tattoo parlour to help with the bills.  Just when he thinks his life is returning to normal, he notices Cami sitting alone at a table at The Red. 
As the baby sister of four rowdy brothers, Cami believes she'll have no problem keeping her new friendship with Trenton Maddox strictly platonic.  But when a Maddox boy falls in love, he loves forever - even if she is the only reason their already broken family could fall apart.  In the first instalment of The Maddox Brothers series, readers can experience the rush of reading Beautiful Disaster for the first time, all over again.

The Italian Girl
By Lucinda Riley
Publication Date: 3rd July 2014, 576 pages
Publisher: Pan 

Why I want to read this book: It was the front cover, that drew me to this book in the first place, with the background that is simple beautiful. After reading the blurb I could tell that book would take you on the world wind of adventures, that Rosanna will take over the course of the book. 

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Rosanna Menici is just a girl when she meets Roberto Rossini, the man who will change her life. 
In the years to come, their destinies are bound together by their extraordinary talents as opera singers and by their enduring but obsessive love for each other - a love that will ultimately affect the lives of all those closest to them. 
For, as Rosanna slowly discovers, their unison is haunted by irreversible events from the past . . .
Rosanna's journey takes her from humble beginnings in the back streets of Naples to the glittering stages of the world's most prestigious opera houses. 
Set against a memorable backdrop of Lucinda Riley's trademark evocative locations, The Italian Girl unfolds into a poignant and unforgettable tale of love, betrayal and self-discovery.

The Summer Guest
By Emma Hannigan
Publication Date: 31 July 2014, 448 pages
Publisher: Headline Review

Why I want to read this book: Having loved many other authors who write about Ireland, from reading the blurb I know that this is going to be the perfect summer read that will draw on the friendships that people form.

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A little magic is about to come to sleepy Caracove Bay...
Lexie and her husband Sam have spent years lovingly restoring No. 3 Cashel Square to its former glory. So imagine Lexie's delight when a stranger knocks on the door, asking to see the house she was born in over sixty years ago.
Kathleen is visiting from America, longing to see her childhood home... and longing for distraction from the grief of losing her husband.
And as Lexie and Sam battle over whether or not to have a baby and Kathleen struggles with her loss, the two women realise their unexpected friendship will touch them in ways neither could have imagined.
In Caracove, there's more than a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Rose Bride #3
By Elizabeth Moss
Publication Date: 17th July 2014, 288 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Why I want to read this book: The Wolf Bride and Rebel Bride, I can't wait to read the final instalment in the Tudor Court trilogy. Everyone of them so far has you more hooked than the last. 

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She is a fallen woman, an object of men's lust...  Margerie Croft yielded up her virginity before her wedding, and then fled from her eager suitor - knowing that she could not marry a man she did not love. Now she is viewed as soiled goods, fit for only for the role of courtier's plaything. 
He sees something in her that others don't... Virgil Elton is King Henry VIII's physician, working on a tonic to restore his sovereign's flagging libido. But first it must be tested. Who better, then, than the wanton Margerie Croft?
 But as he gets to know her Virgil discovers someone as intelligent and passionate as she is beautiful - someone who has been gravely misunderstood.  For her part, Margerie finds Virgil irresistible - with or without the help of his special medicine. But she knows she could never make Virgil a respectable wife.  And yet, despite herself, Margerie can't help but wonder... 
Will they find the formula for a lasting love?

A Fete To Remember #4
By Julia Stagg
Publication Date: 25th July 2014, 384 pages
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

Why I want to read this book: Having read the last book, I can't wait to see what happens in Fogas and learn more about the people that call it home. Plus, judging by the front cover and blurb it is the perfect summer read. 

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It's summertime in the French Pyrenees and the mountain commune of Fogas is en fete. But Christian Dupuy has no time for the frivolity of les vacances. For a start, he's just been struck by the arrows of l'amour and doesn't have a clue how to approach the woman who's stolen his heart.

Then there is the not-so-small matter of local politics. With moves afoot to wipe his community from the map, Christian has to enter the fray once more to save the place that he cherishes.

In the midst of a sweltering heatwave and with the residents of Fogas at each other's throats over their future, the lovesick and embattled deputy mayor must decide if all really is fair in love and war

Another day, another book,

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