9.22.2018

Down The TBR Hole #10


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?


Second Verse (Second Verse #2) by Emily Snow
Release: Oct. 3, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xd0eLs

I've waited so long for this book. The first one, First Verse, was a really good prequel, but now that this story is finally out (and I've had the chance to read some reviews on it), I'm not sure I want to continue. I'd rather skip it than give it a poor rating and considering there's no grovel from the H, I'd be PISSED!!

Verdict: Delete

Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Release: Sept. 19, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QvRkkB

At one point, I made a promise to myself to read every book these authors collaborated on. The ones I've read so far have been good to great so fingers crossed that the trend continues.

Verdict: Keep

Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase
Release: Oct. 16, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NcVP5v

I swear everyone and their cousin has read this book and I'm so jealous! It's been burning a hole through my kindle and I still don't know when I'll get to it. But I know it will be a winner because I've loved EVERYTHING I've ever read from this author.

Verdict: Keep

Blood & Rust (New York Crime Kings #1) by Skyla Madi
Release: May 3, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2phMc7j

I don't remember why I added this, but I'm thinking it's because it seems to be right up my alley. It says the hero is a killer and that's all I need to know. I hope to hell it's amazing.

Verdict: Keep

The Argument by Pepper Winters
Release: 2018

I've been waiting on this book for an eternity (or what feels like one). I'm a huge fan of this author and I've read pretty much everything she's written. I'm crossing my fingers and toes that it really comes out this year.

Verdict: Keep

Insta-Hate (Instant Gratification #1) by Casey L. Bond
Release: April 18, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QzPSO8

I believe I added this one simply because it's about a romance author, but stories like this can be hit-or-miss. After re-reading the blurb, I'm gonna pass.

Verdict: Delete

Showmance (Showmance #1) by L.H. Cosway
Release: May 12, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pbOsN5

This is another one of those books sitting on my kindle, waiting for its chance to shine. I'm a one-clicker but I'm really finding it hard to read everything I buy. Ah well, it's all to help the authors, right? This story sounds a bit different than anything I've read from Cosway so I'm really looking forward to getting to it.

Verdict: Keep

Idol (VIP #1) Kristen Callihan
Release: June 7, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2pahE7d

I was lucky enough to be selected to read an ARC of Managed (which was freaking AMAZING!!) and had promised myself that I would read the preceding book. With book 3, Fall expected to be released soon, I need to get to it soon.

Verdict: Keep

Bittersweet (True North #1) by Sarina Bowen
Release: June 14, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QxZ8Cd

This is another one of those stories that's burning its way on my kindle. I don't recall ever reading anything from this author but I've heard nothing but great things about her work so I'm looking forward to this.

Verdict: Keep

#Nerd (Hashtag #1) by Cambria Hebert
Release: Nov. 1, 2014
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Ng7JLS

Damn! This one's on my kindle too! I've never read from this author but I've heard that she writes funny new adult romances and sometimes that is just the type of story I'm looking for. So I'm glad I already one-clicked.

Verdict: Keep

Devious Minds (Devious Minds #1) by K.F. Germaine
Release: April 23, 2015
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2OvqKGU

I think the cover of this book is a bit misleading. Based on many reviews, this seems like a cute, hilarious, new adult college romance with one of my favorite tropes - enemies-to-lovers. Love these!

Verdict: Keep

Fighting (Fighting #1) by Cat Phoenix
Release: July 28, 2013
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xhyfcM

I think this book has an interesting concept but I read a spoiler review before I could decide whether or not it would be a good idea to keep a book of this length on my TBR. Not only is the sex AT THE END but it's only in the heroine's voice. I. Just. Can't.

Verdict: Delete

Mr. Romantic (Mister #2) by J.A. Huss
Release: June 22, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2NgXUgH

I absolutely loved the first book of the series, although I wanted more for the ending. I intend to read this series in its entirety and get the chance to meet each man of this group.

Verdict: Keep

Banking the Billionaire (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Max Monroe
Release: July 26, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2p8If4q (FREE in KU)

First of all... that cover 😜 The first book of this series, Tapping the Billionaire, was freaking wonderful and I can't wait to continue loving these sexy men!

Verdict: Keep

Honor (The Breaking Point #1) by Jay Crownover
Release: Oct. 18, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xlTJWe

I actually received a signed copy of this book from the author but like many books on my physical shelves, I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I really need to slow down my ARC schedule. This book sounds hella interesting!

Verdict: Keep

Well Hung (Big Rock #3) by Lauren Blakely
Release: Sept. 12, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2xp3WB2

Love love love love love this series!! Matter of fact, I love everything by this author. I've read a few books in this series, obviously out of order, and I can't wait to finish the rest.

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