8.25.2018

Down The TBR Hole #6


Down the TBR Hole was originally created by Lost in a Story! The point of it is to help cull your reading lists down, or maybe push higher anticipated releases up on your TBR! And maybe you all can help me along the way, and tell me if you’ve loved or hated any of these!

How it works:
➽ Go to your Goodreads to-read shelf.
➽ Order on ascending date added.
➽ Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?

Porn Star by Laurelin Paige & Sierra Simone
Rating avg: 3.80
Released: March 8, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2OMh2zp

I'm a huge fan of both authors so obviously I added this to my TBR, but I'm pretty hit-or-miss when it comes to porn star books. And based on reviews, he doesn't stop having sex with other people while in love with the h, so...

Verdict: Delete


Beneath The Vine by Lillian Bryant
Rating avg: 4.26
Released: March 20, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2vVKzQf

I think I got so caught up in helping the author promote this book that I forgot it had a menage element to it. I try very hard to avoid menage or triangle situations.

Verdict: Delete


Shattered (The Shattered Saga #1) by R.K. Garmon
Rating avg: 4.07
Released: October 17, 2013
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2BpzHzm

I'm not even sure how this one ended up on my list. No one I know has even read it. It must have come up as a GR recommendation or something. However, based on reviews, it's not for me.

Verdict: Delete

Pieces of Him by Alice Tribue
Rating avg: 3.98
Released: January 25, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MXRNJQ

I've actually already read this story and I absolutely loved it. I remember getting it when it released, but that was during a time that I didn't review books yet. So I'll be going back to write one.

Verdict: Get it done

Unseen Messages by Pepper Winters
Rating avg: 4.21
Released: March 30, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2L4TEuT

I've got this book sitting on my kindle, but I've been hesitant to read it because it's long and it has mixed reviews and I'm scared I won't like it.

Verdict: Keep (for now)


Right (Wrong #2) by Jana Aston
Rating avg: 4.17
Released: April 6, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MW9qtz

I really enjoyed book #1 of this series, Wrong, and I had always planned to read this one. I found the perfect blend of sweet romance with hot sex an irresistible combination.

Verdict: Keep

Felony Ever After by various authors
Rating avg: 4.02
Released: March 22, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2nMbkSG

I'm a huge fan of anthologies and this one is a sweet twist on it. One book told with the voices of multiple authors. The concept is intriguing because I wonder how they kept it all together.

Verdict: Keep

Feral Sins (The Phoenix Pack #1) by Suzanne Wright
Rating avg: 4.11
Released: March 3, 2012
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MzJMxR

I'm still pretty new to the PNR world and so I'm always looking for what to read. This book has been recommended to me so many times that I can't ignore it.

Verdict: Keep

Mercy by Annabel Joseph
Rating avg: 3.65
Released: February 1, 2009
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MYkTJa

After re-reading the blurb, I'm guessing I was looking for something to fill the hole that 50 shades left. I'm no longer looking. The BDSM genre no longer intrigues me.

Verdict: Delete

Sociopath (Sociopath #1) by Lime Craven
Rating avg: 3.51
Released: October 23, 2014
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2w39vFJ

I can't lie... I was intrigued by this dark tale. It describes a true sociopath who ends up falling in love and he likes to cut his partner during sex. He's a lot more than meets the eye. I'm just not sure I want to learn more about him.

Verdict: Delete

The Bad Ones by Stylo Fantôme
Rating avg: 3.74
Released: April 10, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MVK2US

I've read many books by this author and when I find an author's work I love, I try to read more of it, but I already decided that this was one particular book I wasn't going to delve more into. I love dark reads, but... no.

Verdict: Delete

Hard Ball by CD Reiss
Rating avg: 3.87
Released: March 29, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MZC9h4

I think I added this one after noticing all my GR friends writing such amazing reviews. But after re-reading the blurb, although I love this author's work, I'm not all gung-ho to read it. If it comes up again, maybe.

Verdict: Delete

Last Shadow by Pepper Winters

Originally set to release in 2014, I've been waiting and waiting for this book to release. It's not even talked about anymore. I haven't seen hide nor hair about it on her website or any of her social media. I'm not sure if it will ever be released. I guess for now this can serve as a place holder. She did state that it will be darker than Tears of Tess and I do want to be able to remember to read it IF it ever comes out.

Verdict: Keep

Forbidden Flaws by Pepper Winters

Going off of what the author has stated, the beginning of this book is featured in the Owned - An Alpha Anthology and the rest of this story is postponed indefinitely. That right there tells me that she has no plans to finish it. So keeping it on my TBR wouldn't make sense because it's probably never going to be released and it being there will torture me with false hope.

Verdict: Delete


Forgotten by Catherine McKenzie
Rating avg: 3.66
Released: October 16, 2012
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2OOXCKt

I'm not sure how or why this particular book made it on my radar. I'm not the hugest fan of chick lit and this particular story doesn't intrigue me. I'm sure it would be a big hit with others, especially those who love this genre.

Verdict: Delete

Sugar Daddy (Sugar Bowl #1) by Sawyer Bennett
Rating avg: 4.10
Released: May 24, 2016
Amazonhttps://amzn.to/2MVQNpI

I've been wanting to read this book for soooo long. It's been sitting on my kindle but I haven't had the chance to get to it. It's got a huge trigger but it's about so much more than that. I can just tell. I need to make an effort to get to this.

Verdict: Keep



And that's it for this edition of keeping it real with my TBR. Have you read any of these books? If so, what did you think? Are any of them on your TBR and do you agree with my verdicts? I hope your TBR continues to flourish!! Happy reading!! xoxo

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