What’s on my Kindle and on my shelves?

Happy Friday! Happy Weekend to all!

There are so many amazing new books out there.  I have been busy reading and talking all about these books.

So…What’s on my Kindle and on my shelves this week?

In Pursuit by Olivia Luck

 In Pursuit releases on February 11, 2014.  Stay tuned for my full review next week.

In Pursuit Cover Olivia Luck

Eddie Neff needs space. Not the type that country stars croon about, but physical distance from her emotionally distant father and the tatters of a broken relationship. So when the opportunity to relocate her life and interior design business arises, the answer comes easily.

Adjusting to life with Claire, her gregarious new roommate, is more than simply testing comfort limits. With just one meeting, Eddie finds herself unable to resist the draw of Harris Grant, Claire’s brooding and overprotective older brother.

Harris doesn’t fit her idea of a safe relationship. He pushes Eddie to face her deepest insecurities and fears of abandonment. And Harris holds on to his own painful loss, unable to overcome personal demons.

Eddie and Harris must learn to conquer their internal struggles. But as they navigate their new love, outside forces fight to drive them apart.

Author note: In Pursuit is the first book in a two book series. Intended for 18+ readers.

Be sure to add it to your TBR list.

You can find Olivia Luck on Facebook, Twitter and her page.  http://olivialuckauthor.wordpress.com/


I can’t get enough of #Hayden, the hot sexy tattooed alpha male from Cupcakes and Ink and Clipped Wings.

On my shelves and in my purse you will find Clipped Wings by Helena Hunting.  This amazing book will be available on March 4, 2014.  You can pre-order it today.

clipped wings

Their body art is hot. Their chemistry is even hotter.

From her dark hair sweeping below her waist to her soft, sexy curves, Tenley Page intrigues tattoo artist Hayden Stryker in a way no one else ever has…especially when she asks him to ink a gorgeous, intricate design on her back. Yet for all her beauty, there is something darkly tragic and damaged about Tenley that Hayden is everything.

Covered in ink and steel, Hayden is everything Tenley has never dared to want, awakening a desire to explore more than the art adorning his stunning body. Trapped by a past that leaves her screaming from nightmares, Tenley sees Hayden as the perfect escape. Although he has secrets too, if they both keep themselves guarded perhaps their intense physical connection will remain only that.

But nothing, not even passion, can keep them safe from their pasts…

You’ll get my full review closer to the release date.

Follow Helena Hunting on Twitter, On Goodreads and her page http://www.helenahunting.com/


Also on my Kindle is TouchStone for giving (The Story of Us Trilogy) by Sydney Jamesson.

touchstone for givingElizabeth Parker has been found …
Like a falling star she has come down to earth, landing painfully on the debris of a broken dream. What she thought of as love now seems no more than a wish left unfulfilled. Her future lies in the hands of two powerfully possessive men; each desiring her to the point of insanity.
Flawless media mogul Ayden Stone oversees her voyage of sexual awakening, introducing her to new experiences and a secret world behind locked doors, away from prying eyes. But … is he Prince Charming or merely the great pretender?
With a fighter’s instinct, Dan Rizler continues to box clever; taking his time, waiting for the right moment to strike. He will have his Princess one way or another.
Into this twisted triangle enters Elise Richards; a woman with a past and a passion for revenge: hell hath no fury like Miss. Richards.
This is a modern fairy tale full of romance, secrets and suspense. Elizabeth Parker is about to be caught, held fast by the hand of Fate; but will she be caught out or caught up in an affair of the heart, body and soul?
When nothing else matters … you have to do or die.

I fell in love with Ayden when I first met him in ToughStone for play.  I must say, he gets even better in this book.  My full review will be up soon.

Follow Sydney Jamesson on Twitter and Goodreads.


So… what are you reading?  What’s on your e-reader or on your shelves?

Stay warm and safe!  Have a wonderful weekend!


Review- Diary of a Dieter by Marie Coulson

diary of a dieter

Diary Of A Dieter (Confessions Series #1)

by Marie Coulson

Curvy girl, Charlene Winters, had it all: the great career, wonderful friends and a dreamy fiancé.

With her wedding day just three weeks away, Charlene is dealt a devastating blow. Suddenly finding her life, hopes and plans in tatters, the jilted bride sinks into despair and a tub of Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough. After discovering the depths of her fiancé’s infidelity and with the heartache still fresh, Charlene’s whisked away by her friends on a life-changing holiday. But how will this big fish cope now that she’s back in the dating pond and surrounded by slender trouts with Botox lips?

With best friend Adam thwarting her attempts at romance, and her girls Vanessa and Dana eager to set her up with a boy toy, Charlene decides the time for change is upon her. What she needs is a change of scenery, a change of dress size and maybe, a change of heart.

My Review

Hilarious, truly laugh out loud moments!

Let me just say that Diary of a Dieter has been one of the funniest books I have read in awhile.   This is truly the type of book that I can picture being turned into a movie.  I know that I would definitely go see it.

Charlene, the main character grows from a jilted bride to a princess with the help of her friends.  I love that her character is so real.  She has her insecurities just like any woman has.  She is a big curvy girl who has let herself go while dating Brad, her extremely germaphobic ex-fiancee.   A sudden unexpected Christmas breakup turns her world upside down.  Her best friends Dana, Nessa and Adam are truly lovable characters.  In fact, they are the perfect supporting characters.  They are there to help Charlene move on with her life and find her Prince Charming.  Her adventures with her friends were funny, well written and made the story totally enjoyable.

Adam, what can I say?  I loved him from the start.  He has been Charlene’s best friend for over 20 years.  Who knows Charlene better than Adam?  While Charlene only sees a friend in Adam, he sees who she really is and helps her realize this throughout the story. I guess I thought of Adam as the ugly duckling.  Read the book and you will see why.

I can’t forget to mention the Grandmother.  This woman is totally hilarious.  I know I looked forward to family moments when she would make an appearance and share her comical experiences on life and sex.  She has a way with words that will make your jaw drop.

Most of this story is focused on Charlene moving on with her life.  During that time, her experiences and encounters with men are entertaining.  I mean, some of the things that happen to Charlene on her dates are unbelievable, yet extremely funny.  So, let’s just say, “Watch out for denture glue.”

I cannot forget to mention that my heart skipped a beat while I was reading about the sexy band member with the lip ring.  OMG, Yes, Ollie and his band D.O.A. are mentioned in this story.  I am totally #Team Ollie. (from Bound Together & Burning Up)  I always love when authors bring in characters from other books they have written.

While this story is filled with humorous situations, there is a love story in there as well.  Every woman wants her Prince Charming and deserves a happy ever after.  I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did.

I gave this book 5 stars and highly recommend it.  It is a brilliantly written romantic comedy!

I look forward to other books in this series.

My Favorite Quotes

“I cannot believe that I am going to spend Christmas day as an abandoned bride! There has to be some unwritten law somewhere about that. Like never dump on their birthday, or Valentine’s Day, or the day their pet dies.  You know something like that. And then there’s all that cancelling and telling everyone that I got dumped!”ou

“Happily ever after should mean just that. That they make you so happy that you can’t imagine ever being happy without them.  They should make you walk on air, glide on air currents, and turn you inside out.  You are worth far more than ‘as happy as you can be.’ You Charlene Winters, are destined for an epic love story. You deserve one.

“What? You all think that just because I’m old, I don’t know a thing or two about sex? Good Lord. You’d think your generation invented the stuff.  I hate to break it to you, but while you were learning to walk young lady, I was crawling around on all fours.  Your father had a cock like a battering ram and more energy than a Duracell bunny.”

“You mean I’m not made of plastic? Wipe-able? Or maybe you prefer your women a little more two dimensional. Like a porno magazine! You should come with a health warning and a pair of fucking goggles!”

“If I’m in a restaurant, and I order steak, I expect to dine on a juicy peace of meat. I don’t want to gnaw on a bone. You, Charlie, are a feast for my eyes, a succulent sexual fulfillment for my appetite, and if you would just be quiet and stop fighting me, I’m about to enjoy some dessert.”

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Sunday Update~Coming Soon

Happy Sunday!

As my vacation comes to an end, I am looking back at all of the books that I read these past two weeks and can’t wait to share with you. I will be busy writing reviews for the next few days.

I also want to thank all of you for following and reading my new blog.  You are all awesome!!

What did I read?

Well, my Christmas present to myself came in the form of a book and Jack F’n Carter.  I read The Sweetest Game by Jennifer Sterling.

sweetest game

I also read A Beautiful Wedding by Jamie McGuire.  This third book made the series complete!

a beautiful wedding

The funniest read this vacation came from Marie Coulson.  I read Diary of a Dieter.  I loved it and you will too.

diary of a dieter

Finally, I reread A Gentleman’s Affair by A.J. Linn so I can give it the review it deserves.  I had originally read it back in August while on a beach vacation.  I needed to refresh my memory as I am now reading A Gentleman’s Secret, his latest book.



Stay tuned for my reviews.

And, if you are heading back to work on Monday like I am after a two week vacation, enjoy your day! 

Thanks for reading!


Welcome to Reading Between The Wines

Welcome! I am so glad you stopped by to check out my new blog.  Reading Between The Wines is all about reading, sharing great book reviews, meeting new authors, discussing wines, recipes and great restaurants too.

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