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DOWN THE TBR HOLE #32


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 - I do about 15-20 because my list is HUGE
➽ Read the synopses of the books
➽ Decide: keep it or should it go?

Grand Slam (The Boys of Summer #3) by Heidi McLaughlin
Avg rating: 4.13/Release: May 23, 2017
https://amzn.to/2NnRWHB

I don't think I've read anything from this author before. While I enjoy a good sports romance, I do find that they can be pretty hit-or-miss. Am I willing to try an iffy genre with a new author? Maybe later.
Verdict: delete
I Do, Babe (Hades Hangmen #5.5) by Tillie Cole
Avg rating: 4.41/Release: April 23, 2017
https://amzn.to/2Eg6Dsn

I absolutely freaking love this series! Who knew blending a cult with an MC for the plot would yield such an amazing story?
Verdict: keep
Insidious (Tales From the Dark Side #1) by Aleatha Romig
Avg rating: 4.15/Release: October 21, 2014
https://amzn.to/2NlvVsT

I've only recently finally read something from this author (her Web of Sin series) and now know why she's got so many fans. I'm told that this is more of a darker read and I'm hoping it makes me a fan too.
Verdict: keep
Schooled (Travesty #1) by Piper Lawson
Avg rating: 3.85/Release: May 27, 2015
https://amzn.to/2VjJGvf (currently FREE)

I re-read the blurb and I'm just not feeling the excitement. I don't even know why because usually this trope is a one-click for me. It's new adult, BFF's brother, friends-to-lovers, all in college romance. Just not for me. At least for now.
Verdict: delete
Cherished (The Mountain Man's Babies #5) by Frankie Love
Avg rating: 4.15/Release: April 20, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2NlxHKz

With this book, I'm expecting some OTT ridiculousness and sometimes that's just what I'm looking for. Cults and babies... yup, I have to read it.
Verdict: keep
Kulti by Mariana Zapata
Avg rating: 4.36/Release: March 20, 2015
https://amzn.to/2GYWseI

With over 30, 000 ratings on GR, I figured this was a must-read. I've been warned that it's very long and extremely slow build. I can't say I'm really looking forward to it, but I think if I don't read it, I might regret it. NO REGERTS!!
Verdict: keep
Play Along by T.L. Swan
Avg rating: 4.24/Release: April 23, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2XjRaQs

The blurb for this book is a little nuts, but it's crazy enough to pique my interest. It's been a while since I've read from this author, but with this captive story, I'm looking forward to the reunion.
Verdict: keep
Bombshell (Hollywood A-List #1) by CD Reiss
Avg rating: 3.86/Release: May 1, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2TZuao0

A Hollywood star. A child. A nanny. Hmmm... I wonder... I became a fan of this author after read her Edge series and I can't wait to add more of her books to my 'read' list.
Verdict: keep
A Kingdom of Dreams (Westmoreland Saga #1) by Judith McNaught
Avg rating: 4.24/Release: July 1, 2003
https://amzn.to/2XkQgmL

Someone on GR reviewed this book and it gave me a huge hit of nostalgia. I remember reading so many of this author's books. I'm sure I could find a stash of them in the garage or something. Maybe I'll come back to this again one day.
Verdict: delete
Vines (The Killers #1) by Brynne Asher
Avg rating: 4.17/Release: November 1, 2016
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2XkOLVC

This particular book got a ringing endorsement from a few of my GR friends. Right when I was looking for a safe recommendation, this one came up and I think I'll give it a try. You know I love a good suspense story!
Verdict: keep
Real Dirty (Real Dirty Duet #1) by Meghan March
Avg rating: 4.31/Release: May 9, 2017
https://amzn.to/2U0upPn

Boone Thrasher is a famous musician who got burned by love. I wonder how he'll find the will to love again.
Verdict: keep
Just Like That by Nicola Rendell
Avg rating: 4.07/Release: April 10, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2GZ3a4a

I haven't a Nicola Rendell book that I didn't love. She blends humor and romance and utter sexiness seamlessly and I'm always falling in love with her heroes. I hope to add Russ Macklin to my harem.
Verdict: keep
Beasting Beauty (Possessing Beauty #1) by Madison Faye
Avg rating: 3.77/Release: May 1, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2tCszce

The blurb says that it's a quick and filthy modern twist on a fairytale. Same can be said for the entire series. I love retellings so it would be hard to pass up this series.
Verdict: keep
Lists and Lies by T.M. Frazier
Unreleased

T.M. Frazier teased us with this book in the FB group before the release of the Outskirts Duet. I don't know when or even if she'll be releasing this book. I've heard nothing about it since. If it does come up, I'll add it again.
Verdict: delete
Dr. OB (St. Luke's Docuseries #1) by Max Monroe
Avg rating: 4.04/Release: April 25, 2017
https://amzn.to/2EqIFfc (Currently FREE on Amazon)

I've only read one Max Monroe book before and I loved it. This one was free when I came across it on Amazon, so I just one-clicked it. I'll let you know if I end up loving it too.
Verdict: keep
Beast (Twisted Ever After #1) by A. Zavarelli
Avg rating: 4.03/Release: May 16, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2H42V7Q

I actually have this one sitting on my kindle. I've wanted to read it because I do love a good retelling and I trust this author to deliver. Actually getting to this book is the task.
Verdict: keep
Punched by Jacob Chance
Avg rating: 4.29/Release: June 13, 2017
FREE in KU https://amzn.to/2ErCPKn

It's a second chance romance between an MMA fighter and the girl he drove away. I hope I love it.
Verdict: keep
The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely
Avg rating: 4.11/Release: June 23, 2017
https://amzn.to/2ILiJ2b

I've been told that the characters from the Big Rock series will overlap here. I am a big fan of that series and love those characters, so this is a no-brainer.
Verdict: keep
Sexy Motherpucker (Bad Motherpuckers #2) by Lili Valente
Avg rating: 4.10/Release: May 22, 2017
https://amzn.to/2E4DKPC

This author's work is pretty hit-or-miss with me, more hit than miss though. So I guess the fact that I like more stories than not, I'm willing to give this one a chance.
Verdict: keep
The Friend Zone (Game On #2) by Kristen Callihan
Avg rating: 4.19/Release: May 5, 2015
https://amzn.to/2H0dYPM

I loved what I've read so far from this author. Have you read Managed? Loved that book so much. So I'm wondering if there's more from this author that I can love.
Verdict: keep





Have any of these books made it to your list? Have you read any of them?

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