9.08.2018

Down The TBR Hole #8


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?

Shards of Glass (The Glass Trilogy #1) by Arianne Richmonde
Rating avg: 3.69
Release: Feb. 17, 2015
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2M8rCzd (FREE)

I really enjoyed another series from this author, Pearl, and immediately started to add all of her work to my TBR. However, I've re-read the blurb and the blurbs of the following books, and now I don't think it's for me.

Verdict: Delete

Hooked Up (Hooked Up #1) by Arianne Richmonde
Rating avg: 3.67
Release: Dec. 28, 2015
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2oPiGW1

See above

Verdict: Delete



Finding Allie (Breaking Away #1) by Meli Raine
Rating avg: 3.71
Release: March 2015
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wRBJCN

I've enjoyed the few books I've read from this author and this particular series sounds interesting. A romantic suspense involving rival MCs, drug rings, and a Romeo & Juliet romance. Why not?

Verdict: Keep

Hustler by Meghan Quinn & Jessica Prince
Rating avg: 4.13
Release: May 9, 2016
Amazon: Out-of-Print

Since I can't find a digital copy of this and I don't copyright shit so although a bunch of bootleg versions came up during my search, that's a huge no-no, I guess reading this book isn't in the cards for me.

Verdict: Delete

Property Of by C.P. Smith
Rating avg: 4.01
Release: April 21, 2015
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wU5Ut6

I'm a sucker for a great romantic suspense and I still think that this one may be one of them. The fact that it keeps popping up as a recommendation so it might be a sign.

Verdict: Keep

Challenged (Vipers Creed MC #1) by Ryan Michele
Rating avg: 4.12
Release: April 4, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wQYJ5O

I've seen a lot of my GR friends read this author's books and state that she's really good at writing MC stories, so I think it's only fair that I give one a try.

Verdict: Keep


The Player and the Pixie (Rugby #2) by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid
Rating avg: 4.14
Release: April 12, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wRKNrj (FREE in KU)

I've read this series out of order and I missed this one. I can't believe I did that!

Verdict: Keep



The Obsession by Nora Roberts
Rating avg: 4.19
Release: April 12, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2QhkML5

Honestly, it's Nora Roberts.

Verdict: Keep



Cleat Chaser (The Cleat Chaser Duet #1) by Celia Aaron & Sloane Howell
Rating avg: 3.55
Release: March 15, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Cy6GSz (FREE in KU)

A book by two authors that I've come to adore? Seriously, it had me at erotic romcom. How could I possibly resist?

Verdict: Keep


Touching Scars by Stacy Borel
Rating avg: 4.01
Release: Dec. 24, 2013
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wUeCri (FREE in KU)

This story has a concept that I could totally get behind. Alpha ex-military hero falls for the girl who his friends bullied in high school? He's suffering PTSD and she's got a haunting secret? Yeah, I'm all over it!

Verdict: Keep

The Boss (The Boss #1) by Abigail Barnette
Rating avg: 3.84
Release: Nov. 2013
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2oNBeG2

It's currently FREE right now on Amazon and I wasn't going to pass up such a great deal!

Verdict: Keep


Serial, Volume One by Lily White & Jaden Wilkes
Rating avg: 3.86
Release: Sept. 22, 2014
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CFkhY6 (FREE in KU)

I'm usually down to take a trip to the dark side. It's a not-so-secret love of mine. However, after going through what these books are about, I'm not feeling it. I need the characters to draw me in and these ones seem like more of a miss.

Verdict: Delete

The Goode Fight by Seth King
Rating avg: 3.82
Release: Oct. 12, 2014
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2CybNSL

I added this because I thought it was a standalone but... surprise surprise... it's not. And the next book isn't out, not that I could find anyway. Bummer!

Verdict: Delete


Confessions of a Bad Boy by J.D. Hawkins
Rating avg: 4.01
Release: April 27, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Czc4Vy (FREE in KU)

I've read everything from this author. Or at least I think I have. Except for this book. Why???

Verdict: Keep


The Empty Jar by M. Leighton
Rating avg: 4.43
Release: May 8, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2oSScmp

I haven't met an M. Leighton book that didn't give me a nose tingle and this one seems like a freaking doozy. I'm going to save it for when I'm in the mood to be tricked into an ugly cry.

Verdict: Keep

Wicked Heart (Starcrossed #3) by Leisa Rayven
Rating avg: 4.26
Release: May 17, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2MVeBhw

I usually love books about movie stars and romance. However, this is supposed to be a second chance romance but the hero is engaged to another woman so I'm wondering how deep was the love? This sounds like angst I want no part of.

Verdict: Delete


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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