What I’m Reading This Weekend #FridayReads (46)

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How are you all doing today? 

I am looking forward to a nice relaxing non-eventful weekend.  It is wishful thinking I know, but a girl can hope can’t she?

I was thinking about doing a blog redesign.  I am kind of tired of looking at mine.  Thinking.  Might do it.  We will see.

Let us head straight for what I am reading this weekend since not a lot has been happening minus the normal dance, dance, dance, and Jordan taking driver’s ed.  (Surely I am not old enough to have a kid almost ready to get his driver’s license.)

I started this one this morning because I couldn’t find the one I needed to start in my Kindle Cloud when I searched it.

Never apologize

Hard-edged rocker Graham Allen has it all. He’s flush with cash from playing bass in a band by night and restoring classic cars by day. And there are plenty of women willing to share his bed for a night, complication-free. Perfect, because if there’s anything he learned from his past, it was to never get attached—to anything. So when bartender Carly Sullivan flashes her innocent smile, Graham isn’t prepared for what happens next.

Never fall in love

Two rules, that’s all Graham has—never apologize and never fall in love. He knows Carly is everything he should avoid. Cheerful and sweet, she has “relationship” written all over her. But Graham can’t stay away from her probing questions and concerned blue eyes.

When Graham discovers Carly is hiding a crushing secret, he’s prepared to risk it all. Until in one single moment, everything changes and Graham’s past threatens to collide with his future. His life is crumbling down around him, and soon no apology in the world can save him.

He should’ve known to walk away.

91,000 words

Purchase No Apologies

Sybil Bartel

Next up is the one I was searching for this morning to start with.  It was in my email and I hadn’t sent it to my Kindle cloud yet. Now it is there.

All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.
College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.
But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.
However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

Purchase Breaking Fences

Juliana Haygert

Then next week this one comes up for tour –

Ava Lawton can’t believe her run of bad luck. It’s supposed to be an exciting time in her life: fresh out of college, living in a new state, with a new job, and away from her family at last.
But when she’s forced to quit her job, everything falls apart quickly. Suddenly, she’s alone in a crowd, with no one to turn to.
At her lowest point, a stranger gives her a message that brings her hope.
Now is the time to live life her own way.
Now is the time to choose to be happy.
And maybe it’s time to let a beautiful stranger be part of her life.

Preorder Playing In The Rain


That looks like enough for this weekend.  Next week starts to get busy.  There are quite a few books being released that I MUST read and I had to stick the tours on my calendar, doubling up on some days, so I am trying to pull ahead a little bit more and get some of them knocked out this weekend.

What are you reading this weekend?  New releases?  Anything I must put on my TBR?

What I have bought this week (shocker – I only grabbed 2.  That was because my gift certificate balance was running low so I was conserving a bit.  I just won a $10 GC so I am back up over $20 and can buy, buy, buy again!):


Curse Of The Phoenix Bundle – 99 cents|Cage – 99 cents

2014 Reading Challenge

2014 Reading Challenge
Heather has read 145 books toward her goal of 200 books.

I am actually at 146.  I need to write my review up for Master by Julia Sykes when I get done writing this post.  Where are you at on your challenge?  Still plugging away?  Done and done?
Have a wonderful weekend!

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