Friday Finds (May 23rd-29th)

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I saw floralinkbooks do this and I loved the concept so I decided to do the same. 😊 That’s an awesome book blog, by the way, in case you’d like to give a follow! 

Each Friday, I will share my latest additions to my ever-growing TBR list. Hopefully, this will introduce you to some new (or old) books that you may want to read as well. 🙂  

#1. Forsaken by Jana Oliver

  

I came across this one on Book Outlet and it sounds really interesting! It has great reviews as well!

Synopsis:

Riley Blackthorne just needs a chance to prove herself – and that’s exactly what the demons are counting on…

Seventeen-year-old Riley, the only daughter of legendary demon trapper Paul Blackthorne, has always dreamed of following in her father’s footsteps. The good news is, with human society seriously disrupted by economic upheaval and Lucifer increasing the number of demons in all major cities, Atlanta’s local Trappers Guild needs all the help they can get – even from a girl. When she’s not keeping up with her homework or trying to manage her growing crush on fellow apprentice Simon, Riley’s out saving distressed citizens from foul-mouthed little devils – Grade One Hellspawn only, of course, per the strict rules of the Guild. Life’s about as normal as can be for the average demon-trapping teen.

But then a Grade Five Geo-Fiend crashes Riley’s routine assignment at a
library, jeopardizing her life and her chosen livelihood. And, as if that wasn’t bad enough, sudden tragedy strikes the Trappers Guild, spinning Riley down a more dangerous path than she ever could have imagined. As her whole world crashes down around her, who can Riley trust with her heart – and her life?

#2. Memory Man by David Baldacci

  

I am a HUGE David Baldacci fan! He writes the best spy/espionage/contract killer type of books! I’m curious to see how his latest novel is! 

Synopsis:

Amos Decker’s life changed forever–twice.

The first time was on the gridiron. A big, towering athlete, he was the only person from his hometown of Burlington ever to go pro. But his career ended before it had a chance to begin. On his very first play, a violent helmet-to-helmet collision knocked him off the field for good, and left him with an improbable side effect–he can never forget anything

The second time was at home nearly two decades later. Now a police detective, Decker returned from a stakeout one evening and entered a nightmare–his wife, young daughter, and brother-in-law had been murdered. His family destroyed, their killer’s identity as mysterious as the motive behind the crime, and unable to forget a single detail from that horrible night, Decker finds his world collapsing around him. He leaves the police force, loses his home, and winds up on the street, taking piecemeal jobs as a private investigator when he can.

But over a year later, a man turns himself in to the police and confesses to the murders. At the same time a horrific event nearly brings Burlington to its knees, and Decker is called back in to help with this investigation. Decker also seizes his chance to learn what really happened to his family that night. To uncover the stunning truth, he must use his remarkable gifts and confront the burdens that go along with them. He must endure the memories he would much rather forget. And he may have to make the ultimate sacrifice.

#3. Love Beyond Words by Emma Scott

  

This ebook is free on Amazon in case you’d like to snatch it up too 🙂 I don’t know anything about the author or the book. It was a random find on Amazon but it peaked my interest and it has good reviews! 

Synopsis:

She thought the best love affairs only happened in books… 

Traumatized by the deaths of her parents three years ago, Natalie Hewitt lives an introverted life, taking college classes during the day and working as a barista in a coffee shop at night. A passionate reader, she uses the writing of the world-famous and reclusive novelist Rafael Melendez Mendón to assuage her grief. His words are her refuge, his characters better company than anyone she could meet in real life… until Julian Kovač walks into the café one summer evening. He is a handsome, quiet young man and Natalie feels an instant connection. 
But Julian has a secret that is both the most wonderful revelation Natalie could possibly imagine…and the very thing that could tear them apart.
#4. Consequences by Aleatha Romig

  

I have debated for quite awhile if I really want to read this book. I’ve heard it’s rather confusing at times because of all the twists in it and also a bit frustrating. I don’t know for sure how I feel about it yet, but it is currently free on Amazon so I thought it was the perfect opportunity to download it. We’ll see when I get around to it though lol. 

Synopsis:

Every action has consequences.

Waking in an unfamiliar bedroom in a luxurious mansion, Claire Nichols is terrified to discover that a chance encounter led her into the cruel hands of her abductor, Anthony Rawlings. Claire has no understanding of why she’s there, but it’s been made abundantly clear–she is now his acquisition and every action has consequences.
Learn the rules to survive.
Facing incomprehensible circumstances, Claire must learn to survive her new reality–every aspect of her livelihood depends upon the tall, dark-eyed tycoon who is a true master of deception. Driven by unknown demons, he has no tolerance for imperfection, in any aspect of his life, including his recent acquisition. Anthony may appear to the world as a handsome, benevolent businessman, but in reality Claire knows firsthand that he’s a menacing, controlling captor with very strict rules: do as you’re told, public failure is not an option, and appearances are of the utmost importance.
Captivate the captor.
To fit together the pieces of the puzzle, Claire must follow his rules. Will her plan work, or will Anthony become enthralled by Claire’s beauty, resilience, and determination, changing the game forever? If that happens, will either of them survive the consequences?

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. I usually like dark, twisted romances, but didn’t like Consequences. Several things Anthony did to Claire were unforgivable IMO and that doesn’t include the kidnapping. The book did have some shocking twists, but I didn’t think it was confusing at all.

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    1. Oh gosh, I’m the same way. I like twisted books but only to a certain extent. I’m really iffy about reading this one. Despite hearing people rave about how good it is, most of my friends didn’t like it either. I’m glad I got it free just in case I end up not liking it either lol

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