Down The TBR Hole #7

September 02, 2018

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?

Black Widow by Lauren Runow
Rating avg: 4.05
Release: Feb. 23, 2016
Amazon: (FREE in KU)

This was another one I added during my BDSM phase. But after accidentally reading a spoiler of the h watching the H with other women, I'm giving this a firm no.

Verdict: Delete

Grace Street (Chapter 8 #1) by Ella Dominguez
Rating avg: 3.94
Release: April 1, 2016

I think I was intrigued because this seemed more psychological thriller than romance. But after re-reading the blurb, I'm not quite as interested as I used to be.

Verdict: Delete

Never Let Go by Scarlett Edwards
Rating avg: 3.76
Release: Oct. 17, 2013
Amazon: (FREE in KU)

After reading a spoiler review (yeah, I can't believe I did it either), I've realized that this story is not for me. Rather than gift it with a one-star review, I'll skip it.

Verdict: Delete

Untouchable (Siri's Saga #1) by Jessika Klide
Rating avg: 4.19
Release: June 29, 2016

First of all, it's only available in paperback. What if I don't like it? Second, I don't even remember why it's on my tbr because it doesn't sound like something I'd care to read.

Verdict: Delete

Wicked Fall (The Wicked Fall #1) by Sawyer Bennett
Rating avg: 3.97
Release: July 28, 2015

I've heard nothing but good things about this series. And it's Sawyer Bennett so I can't really go wrong here.

Verdict: Keep

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Rating avg: 3.93
Release: April 14, 2011

I added this after seeing all of the 5-star reviews left by my GR friends. It's not a story I'd typically read, but that's what makes me want to read it anyway.

Verdict: Keep

Dirty Sexy Saint (Dirty Sexy #1) by Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
Rating avg: 4.02
Release: Jan. 19, 2016

These two authors haven't steered me wrong yet. Every story they create, whether together or apart, is steamy romance with a happy ending. Can't complain.

Verdict: Keep

Rebel (Dead Man's Ink #1) by Callie Hart
Rating avg: 4.17
Release: Feb. 9, 2015

You may not know this, but Zeth sits pretty much at the top of my book boyfriends list. He was one of the first members of my harem. So any book by this author I'm more than willing to gobble up.

Verdict: Keep

First Touch (First and Last #1) by Laurelin Paige
Rating avg: 4.13
Release: Dec. 22, 2015

I remember adding this book after reading such stellar reviews on GR. But after looking through reviews of the second part of this duet, I've realized that I don't want to set myself up for the disappointment.

Verdict: Delete

So Close (Blacklist #1) by Sylvia Day
Rating avg: 3.79 (not sure how when the book hasn't been released!)

As this book hasn't been released and I haven't seen any chatter about a possible release, I'm not sure why I would keep this one. I would love to read another book from this author and if it does get published, I'll read it.

Verdict: Delete

Vendetta (Blood for Blood #1) by Catherine Boyle
Rating avg: 4.03
Release: Feb. 24, 2015

I'm normally down for reading any and all mafia romance stories, but this one I think I'll avoid. Not only is it YA, meaning I'll have to deal with teenage angst, which is far different from adult angst, but this book is only available in paperback on Amazon.

Verdict: Delete

The Absolution of Aidan (The Syndicate #3) by Kathy Coopmans
Rating avg: 4.42
Release: Feb. 16, 2016

I really enjoyed the previous books in this series, The Wrath of Cain and The Redemption of Roan, and was eagerly anticipating this book's release. I'm still interested in seeing what Aidan's all about.

Verdict: Keep

Fuck Buddy by Scott Hildreth
Rating avg: 3.58
Release: Feb. 18, 2016
Amazon: (FREE in KU)

I haven't read a book from Scott Hildreth that I didn't like. They have an edge to them that is unique to his writing. And then the title plus the friends-to-lovers trope seal the deal.

Verdict: Keep

Dick by Scott Hildreth
Rating avg: 4.10
Release: April 9, 2016
Amazon: (FREE in KU)

See info for the book above

Verdict: Keep

The Virgin Romance Novelist by Meghan Quinn
Rating avg: 3.96
Release: April 2, 2015

It's pretty hard to resist a book by Meghan Quinn. She has her own unique way of creating hilarious circumstances in realistic ways. I look forward to this one ;)

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


  1. This is an AWESOME idea! Thanks for Sharing!

    1. Thanks Karen! I'm glad I found it and it's a great way to make myself weed out the books on my TBR!