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∧ Then ∧ Corrupt Me by Jillian Quinn / The Gift by Louise Jensen
Izzie Rinaldi has everything going for her. All she has to do is make it through her senior year of college, and then she’ll be off to law school, one step closer to assuming her position at the head of her family’s empire. After a chance encounter with the campus bad boy, Izzie can’t get him out of her head.
Luca Marchese, the smooth-talking son of the most notorious man in Philadelphia, is used to getting what he wants. He hasn’t forgotten the girl he knew as a child, and now that he has Izzie’s attention, Luca will stop at nothing to have her.
Luca’s defiance of the law turns Izzie on more than she cares to admit. She wants Luca to corrupt her in every way possible, despite his reputation as the king of one-night stands. Their attraction is undeniable, but their desire for one another isn’t enough for Izzie to overlook visits from federal agents and the potential ruin of her family.
Linked to Luca and a criminal underworld, Izzie discovers she’s more like him than she thought. But a future with Luca could mean swapping her diamond bracelets for a pair of handcuffs.
This is an exciting time! My bestie Jill finalized her book and I was lucky to get an advance copy! I’d been nagging her for one so I jumped on it. Of course, once it loaded on my Kindle, I panicked. What if I don’t like? Knowing myself, I would have told the truth but I was still worried. I shouldn’t have. I was not disappointed. Corrupt Me comes from a genre I am not really used to but it did not prevent me from enjoying it … A Lot!
The perfect daughter. The perfect girlfriend. The perfect murder?
Jenna is seriously ill. She’s lost all hope of getting the heart transplant she needs to live. But just as her life is ebbing away, she receives a donor heart from a girl called Callie.
Who was Callie and how did she die? Jenna is determined to find out.
The closer Jenna gets to those who loved Callie, the more questions arise about her untimely death. Someone knows what happened to Callie. Why won’t they talk?
Jenna is about to uncover the truth, but it could cost her everything; her loved ones, her sanity, even her life.
A compelling, gripping psychological thriller with a killer twist from the author of the Number One bestseller The Sister.
When you love a debut novel as much as I loved The Sister, you can’t miss the second book from the author. The Gift was my most anticipated read of the end of the year. I was eagerly waiting for the release when Twitter told me it was available on NetGalley! I did a happy waffle dance and forgot my promise to not request a book until I reached the 80% and rushed to get it. Let me tell you this book owns its title. It’s a real gift.
≈ Now ≈ Plaid and Plagiarism by Molly MacRae
The Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland is just about to begin when a shocking murder temporarily turns the owners of the new Highland Bookshop into amateur detectives, in an enthralling new cozy mystery novel from the beloved Molly MacRae.
Set in the weeks just before the annual Inversgail Literature Festival in Scotland, Plaid and Plagiarism begins on a morning shortly after the four new owners have taken possession of their new bookshop in the Highlands. Unfortunately, Janet Marsh’s move into her house has been delayed due to vandalism; she’s convinced the vandal is Una Graham, an advice columnist for the local paper who’s trying to make a name for herself as an investigative reporter. Then, when the women go to look for clues that might tell them to who is guilty, they find Una Graham’s corpse (murder!) in Janet’s garden shed. Constable Hobbs answers their emergency call. He’s calm and quietly pleased, as he’s never had a murder case. Then the contents of a dozen or so garbage bags are discovered behind the bookshop. The letters inside are nasty. They explain in minute detail how and when each of the recipients has hurt Una. The more the women find out about Una, the more people they discover who detested her and aren’t sad she’s gone. If Janet and her bookshop crew are reading the clues right, they’re about to expose the most sensational story the town of Inversgail has ever heard.
A delightful and deadly novel about recognizing strengths, accepting weaknesses, and finding a way to be true to oneself, Plaid and Plagiarism is the start of an enthralling new Scottish mystery series.
I’m nearing the end and I must say this is just what I needed: a light story, a mystery and an array of interesting and likeable characters.
∨ Next ∨ Delete by Karl Olsberg
A dangerous game – or a murderous reality?
For role-playing gamers like Mina and Thomas, reality can blur when you spend too much time online. But when Thomas disappears, not only from the virtual world but also from real life, Mina sets out to search for him. When she discovers that other Berliners have gone missing, all of them participants in the same game, she worries that she will be next.
Chief Inspector Eisenberg heads up a team that is supposed to track and prevent potential terrorists. But identifying suspects via pattern recognition doesn’t help – you can’t arrest someone before a crime has been committed. Faced with uniting a brilliant but unruly team made up of hackers and coders, Eisenberg is drawn into the puzzle of the missing gamers – all of whom had the same in-game experience immediately before they disappeared.
Will Eisenberg and his team be able to unravel the truth from the fiction before it’s too late?
This one sounds different but so good. I hope it delivers!
Have you read any of these books? What is on your list this week?
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