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Take Control TBR Challenge March 2018 – Sign Up

Sunday, February 25, 2018
It is that time of year again. Kimberly at Caffeinated Reviewer is doing her Sixth annual Take Control of Your TBR Pile Challenge.

The logo is different from the one we had last year but as pretty as the other one. Rules have a bit changed, from what I can see. I listed them at the end of this post.

But there will be again a grand prize of your choice. And a Twitter Party. So, motivation is given *smile* If you like to know what my goal for this challenge is, or what you´ll have to do to participate, keep reading.


Weekly Book Wrap-Up #55 – Springlike Weather But Chilly Air

Saturday, February 24, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it. And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney

Friday, February 23, 2018
I´ve seen this cover around a bit in the blogosphere lately. And had it in my hands at the library quite a few times. But never took it home. Don´t know why. 

The Girl Before 
Author J.P. Delaney
Publisher Penguin on January 24, 2017
Genre Thriller
Pages 272
Format Softcover
Source Library 

EMMA. Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable of feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant – and it does.
JANE. After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space – and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home´s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people and experiences the same terror, as the girl before.

Thoughts

This was the first time that I´ve read a book by the author. 

Tödliche Sehnsucht by Sandra Brown

Thursday, February 22, 2018
Holy moly, this book (original Friction) was one hell of a fantastic read! And so far, at least in my eyes, the best thriller written by the author. And believe me, I´ve read many of her books already and this one makes me look forward to her next book. Thank god it is already published, so I only have to go and get it *smile*

Tödliche Sehnsucht*
Author Sandra Brown
Translation Christoph Göhler
Original Title Friction
Publisher Blanvalet on January 9, 2018
Genre Thriller
Pages 511
Format Hardcover
Source German Publisher 
Goodreads

Crawford Hunt wants his daughter back. After the death of his wife, the Texas Ranger is in a downward spiral, has been demoted to office work and had to give away his five-year-old daughter because of a court order. Now he has his life under control again, but the fate of his little family is in the hands of Judge Holly Spencer. Although she realizes that he loves his child above all but is unsure whether he can really take the responsibility. However, Holly´s opinion changes abruptly as an armed man shows up during the hearing and Crawford can barely save her from a bullet. But the culprit is not caught and remains a threat. Crawford wants to protect Holly – but the forbidden attraction between the two does not make it easy for him … (personal translation)

Thoughts

Sandra Brown is the author who knows how to combine psychological finesse with tension and a hint of romance without being cheesy.

Waiting On Wednesday #63 – A Court Of Frost And Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
is a weekly event that was originally hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine. This meme is a place that spotlights upcoming releases that we´re eagerly anticipating with pure joy.

There are a lot of new books coming out each year and some of them catch my attention and will get a spotlight in my Waiting on Wednesday post. While some of them will finally end up here at my place, others won´t.



I am joining Tressa at Wishful Endings and her meme Can´t-Wait Wednesday.

Why I Read Romance

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Today is Valentine´s Day and I thought why not do this today after I have it on my to-do list for so long.

Good, I might not do it the way Rachel at parajunkee offered it with her thirteen numbers in her post, but hey, writing about romance on the day where almost everyone is celebrating love, isn´t wrong, is it?
And what genre shows that best as the romance genre?




Weekly Book Wrap-Up #54 – Helau And Alaaaf!

Saturday, February 10, 2018
With the Weekly Book Wrap-Up I give you a bit of an insight in all the new books that have arrived at my place.

No matter if I won a giveaway, got approved for a reviewer´s copy, an ARC or just bought one myself. Everything that I add to my shelves, in what way ever and read during the past week or am still reading, I will write about it.  And maybe I tell you a bit about the upcoming things on Inkvotary, that is if I don´t forget it and have something to share with you *smile*

November 9 by Colleen Hoover

I don´t know how she does it, but Colleen Hoover gave proof again that she can catch you with romance and raw emotions the same way as other authors with their thrillers.

November 9
Author Colleen Hoover
Publisher Atria Books November 10, 2015
Genre Romance
Pages 320 
Format Softcover
Source Library 

Fallon meets Ben, an aspiring novelist, the day before her scheduled cross-country move. Their untimely attraction leads them to spend Fallon´s last day in L.A. together, and her eventful life becomes the creative inspiration Ben has always sought for his novel. Over time and amidst the various relationships and tribulations of their own separate lives, they continue to meet on the same date every year. Until one day Fallon becomes unsure if Ben has been telling her the truth or fabricating a perfect reality for the sake of the ultimate plot twist. Can Ben´s relationship with Fallon – and simultaneously his novel – be considered a love story if it ends in heartbreak?

Thoughts

Since I have finished this, I haven´t read any other book. I had some in my hands, yes, but I didn´t start reading – the impact this novel had on me has still captured me.
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