Friday Finds #6

Hiya!

How are you? Recently I have been in a reading slump which is really annoying since I now have infinite time to read. I really like doing these posts because I love hunting for new books – even if my bank account hates it, because I am literally terrible at not buying books that I like. But this time I am going to try to use this to my advantage and hope that it fixes my reading slump by inspiring me to read something…even if it means buying something new.
The basic premise is that I go hunting for things on Goodreads and then I tell you about the books I have found and that I’ve added to my ever-growing TBR.. Anyway, Let’s Get Started…

Adult Romantic Suspence

I found this because the sequal is coming out in May and I saw that people were needed for the reveal and I read the blurb for that and was intrigued so I hunted down the first in the series to see if it was my thing. Turns out it most definitely sounds like it! The first in the series is called Creeping Beautiful (Creeping Beautiful #1) by J.A Huss and the sequal is called Pretty Nightmare.

McKAY
I wasn’t the one who broke her but I played my part.
She came to us when she was ten. I raised her. I loved her. I taught her how to survive in a world of evil men. But it wasn’t enough.

ADAM
I wasn’t the one who saved her but I did my best.
She needed me as much as I needed her. Bought and paid for on the auction block. But not for the reasons you think. She was my weapon.

DONOVAN
I wasn’t the one who lied to her but I hid her truth. She was broken before I got there. Wild and angry. Defiant and bratty. But she trusted me most. She loved me best.
So I set her free.

Indie Anna Accorsi is a woman lost in her past.
A pretty little nightmare.
A gorgeous piece of misery.
A mess of lovely darkness.
She is creeping beautiful.
And now we want her back.

Historical Fantasy Romance

This sounds so great. Like a combination of the Y.S Lee detective series and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Series. Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriager.

Alexia Tarabotti is laboring under a great many social tribulations.
First, she has no soul. Second, she’s a spinster whose father is both Italian and dead. Third, she was rudely attacked by a vampire, breaking all standards of social etiquette.
Where to go from there? From bad to worse apparently, for Alexia accidentally kills the vampire–and then the appalling Lord Maccon (loud, messy, gorgeous, and werewolf) is sent by Queen Victoria to investigate.
With unexpected vampires appearing and expected vampires disappearing, everyone seems to believe Alexia responsible. Can she figure out what is actually happening to London’s high society? Will her soulless ability to negate supernatural powers prove useful or just plain embarrassing? Finally, who is the real enemy, and do they have treacle tart?

YA Mystery

This is unusal for me kind of…cause I don’t get the immediate sense of romance but also I don’t care cause I love a good mystery! The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes is a series also so it would be great if I fell in love with them. Plus, the cover is so cute!!

Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack infamous cold cases, and they need Cassie.
What Cassie doesn’t realize is that there’s more at risk than a few unsolved homicides—especially when she’s sent to live with a group of teens whose gifts are as unusual as her own. Sarcastic, privileged Michael has a knack for reading emotions, which he uses to get inside Cassie’s head—and under her skin. Brooding Dean shares Cassie’s gift for profiling, but keeps her at arm’s length. Soon, it becomes clear that no one in the Naturals program is what they seem. And when a new killer strikes, danger looms closer than Cassie could ever have imagined. Caught in a lethal game of cat and mouse with a killer, the Naturals are going to have to use all of their gifts just to survive.

YA Contemporary Romance

The Wrong Bachelor by Alexandra Moody sounds like exactly my kind of cheesy YA romance, it’s got the cocky guy who starts out as an enemy, a school competition that probably forces them together and what sounds like a strong female lead. Plus what a stunning cover.

Bachelor: A desirable potential boyfriend. AKA not Cole Kingston. Seventeen-year-old Madison (Madi) Matthews wants nothing to do with the dating competition her school is holding to raise money for charity. She’s never been interested in chasing a guy before and she certainly isn’t interested in competing for one in front of the whole school. But, when Madi is voted as one of the ten “lucky” contestants, she’s given no choice but to vie for the heart of Lincoln High’s most eligible bachelor. The problem is, they’ve chosen the wrong guy. Cole Kingston might be good looking, great with a football and practically the king of Lincoln High, but he’s also cocky, arrogant, a serial flirt and Madi’s sworn enemy. Will she be able to resist him though when the competition heats up and he turns his charms on her?

I know this wasn’t very many books again, I really did hunt and I wanted to really find things that might spark inspiration – hence the mix of genres 😅 Anyway, I hope you enjoyed if you’ve read any of these or they were on your TBR tell me about it below! Have a good day!

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