10.06.2018

Down The TBR Hole #12


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?


The Sexy One (One Love #1) by Lauren Blakely
Avg rating: 3.93
Release: Oct. 17, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2C0Baef

I'm the absolute worst at NOT starting a series from the first book. So after reading the other books in the series, I think it's about time that I go back to where it all started. And really, it's Lauren Blakely. I can't go wrong here.

Verdict: Keep

Joy Ride (Big Rock #5) by Lauren Blakely
Avg rating: 4.06
Release: May 1, 2017
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2O75JG4

This is just another example of how I read books in a series out of whack. I don't even know why or how I do it. I do remember really looking forward to this book's release and not caring that I hadn't read all 4 of the books that preceded it. I still haven't read them (I will!!) but I'm still gonna read this.

Verdict: Keep

To Have and To Hold (The Wedding Belles #1) by Lauren Layne
Avg rating: 3.80
Release: July 26, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BYzpOk

I really am the freaking worst. So after reading the LAST book in this series, I thought it would be a good idea to read the rest of them. Why does this keep happening to me???

Verdict: Keep

Four Letter Word (Dirty Deeds #1) by J. Daniels
Avg rating: 3.93
Release: Oct. 4, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Cwicgg

Why does this keep happening to me? I've read the rest of this series and never read the first book. What. The. Heck?!

Verdict: Keep

No Pants Required (Men of Laguna #1) by Kim Karr
Avg rating: 3.92
Release: July 16, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Pfztgs

This is a serious problem. This is another book from a series that I've already completed. I loved the books I've read of the Men of Laguna and I don't understand how I didn't read this one. Look at that freaking cover!! So. Freaking. HOT!!

Verdict: Keep

Ramsay by Mia Sheridan
Avg rating: 4.05
Release: June 19, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BYPwvj (FREE in KU)

I've read a few Sign Of Love novels and loved each one of them. This one is a tale of broken hearts and revenge. I'm excited to read it!!

Verdict: Keep

Caged (Caged #1) by D.H. Sidebottom
Avg rating: 3.99
Release: May 18, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zV9fe3 (FREE in KU)

There was a time that I REALLY wanted to read this book. Everything I've ever read from this author was amazing. However, once I read the blurbs for book 2 and then another novella was added to the mix, I didn't like where the author was taking the story.

Verdict: Delete

Heinous (Deathstalkers MC #2) by Alexis Noelle
Avg rating: 4.20
Release: April 18, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2C2zaSm

I think I added this book as a placeholder so I could remember to read the first one. I don't think every author can pull off the type of MC romance I'm into, but I'm hoping this one can.

Verdict: Keep

Into the Light (The Light #1) by Aleatha Romig
Avg rating: 4.16
Release: June 14, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BZBJor (FREE in KU)

I've never read anything by Aleatha Romig before and I'm really looking forward to reading this. It sounds so interesting and I'm always up for a good mystery.

Verdict: Keep

The Handmaid (Unexpected Circumstances #1) by Shay Savage
Avg rating: 3.74
Release: May 31, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2yrW1nl

It has been a VERY long time since I've read a historical romance. I think in the last few years I've read one and it was more scifi than historical. So I'm definitely looking forward to what Shay Savage has done with this.

Verdict: Keep

Mister Black (In the Shadows #1) by P.T. Michelle
Avg rating: 4.09
Release: June 14, 2014
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PmIfJy (currently FREE)

This one is actually sitting on my kindle right now. It sounds really good!

Verdict: Keep

Game Master by Scarlett Dawn
Avg rating: 3.90
Release: June 18, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2PdmonW (FREE in KU)

This was a recommendation from one of my GR friends and I have to admit it sounds so interesting. I love stories that touch on other realms and different creatures.

Verdict: Keep

Paper Princess (The Royals #1) by Erin Watt
Avg rating: 4.03
Release: April 4, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2y4o5NT

I think I'm probably the very last person to read this book and I haven't even read it yet. I'm not a huge fan of stories that involve teenagers because more often than not I end up hating the heroine. But I'm crossing my fingers that this story will be an exception.

Verdict: Keep

Price of Angels (Dartmoor #2) by Lauren Gilley
Avg rating: 4.41
Release: March 23, 2015
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zVvOzl

I absolutely loved the first book in this series, Fearless. It was an incredible read and the first book I've ever read from the author. It left a lasting impression and I've been begging to get back into this world she created. I can't wait until I can read this!

Verdict: Keep

Perfect Love (Perfect #2) by Amanda Cowen
Avg rating: 4.05
Release: Feb. 27, 2017
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2zVXDHT (FREE in KU)

After reading the first book I fully intended to read this book because I hate to leave a story unfinished. However, I didn't really like the first book and I promised myself that I wouldn't read what I knew going in I wouldn't like.

Verdict: Delete

Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Avg rating: 4.20
Release: Oct. 21, 2016
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2BYzSQI (FREE in KU)

I've actually had this book sitting on my kindle since release day. I'm so freaking annoyed that I haven't had the chance to read it yet. I've heard nothing but great things about this book and I definitely need to bump it up my to-read list.

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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