WWW Wednesday: January 2nd, 2019

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WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Wars. So here what I have read/are reading/will be reading.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


Personal:

I am enjoying the quiet. After a week and a half of my kids being home (and all the chaos that goes with that), I am enjoying my 3 hours a day with no kids. Just BK and he’s working.

I discovered IKEA last weekend. The closest one to me is an hour away, so we made it an all-day event. I was in heaven!! Love doesn’t even come close to what I feel about that store…lol. Miss B did have an attitude when we were there (she didn’t want to go) but that didn’t ruin it for me.

Reading/Reviews:

I have given up on catching up with my reviews. While I am not behind (aka nothing archived on NetGalley), I just hate having books sitting there waiting for me to write the review. Drives me nuts.

I have also given up on a reading schedule. Yes, I had one of those. Over the Christmas holiday, I realized that I was holding myself to an unreal expectation. I am using my schedule (Google calendar) as a rough idea on what book I should read next.


What I am currently reading:

The Liar's Child

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In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller’s pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

On the outskirts of North Carolina’s Outer Banks sits The Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call the place “home”–and neighbors are seldom neighborly. It’s ideal for Sara Lennox, who moved there to escape a complicated past–and even her name–and rebuild a new life for herself under the radar. But Sara cannot help but notice the family next door, especially twelve-year-old Cassie and five-year-old Boon. She hears rumors and whispers of a recent tragedy slowly tearing them apart.

When a raging storm threatens then slams the coastal community, Sara makes a quick, bold decision: Rescue Cassie and Boon from the storm and their broken home–without telling a soul. But this seemingly noble act is not without consequences. Some lethal.

Carla Buckley crafts a richly rewarding psychological portrait, combining a heart-wrenching family drama with high-stakes suspense, as the lives of three characters intertwine in an unforgettable story of fury, fate–and redemption.

I started The Liar’s Child New Years Eve night. I am only a chapter in and I am not sure what I think about it. This is the book that the publisher granted my wish on NetGalley. I am hoping that it is good. The Liar’s Child is currently on preorder. Its expected publication date is March 12th, 2019. Look for my review after that date.


What I recently finished reading:

The Military Wife (A Heart of a Hero, #1)

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An emotionally layered novel about family, loss and what it means to be a military wife. 

Harper Lee Wilcox has been marking time in her hometown of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina since her husband, Noah Wilcox’s death, nearly five years earlier. With her son Ben turning five and living at home with her mother, Harper fights a growing restlessness, worried that moving on means leaving the memory of her husband behind.

Her best friend, Allison Teague, is dealing with struggles of her own. Her husband, a former SEAL that served with Noah, was injured while deployed and has come home physically healed but fighting PTSD. With three children underfoot and unable to help her husband, Allison is at her wit’s end.

In an effort to reenergize her own life, Harper sees an opportunity to help not only Allison but a network of other military wives eager to support her idea of starting a string of coffee houses close to military bases around the country.

In the pursuit of her dream, Harper crosses paths with Bennett Caldwell, Noah’s best friend, and SEAL brother. A man who has a promise to keep, entangling their lives in ways neither of them can foresee. As her business grows so does an unexpected relationship with Bennett. Can Harper let go of her grief and build a future with Bennett even as the man they both loved haunts their pasts?

I enjoyed reading The Military Wife. The author took on some tough topics in this book and she did a fantastic job!! The Military Wife is on preorder. Its expected publication date is February 05, 2019. Be on the lookout for my review after that date.


What books I think I’ll read next? (click on the pictures for Amazon links)

The Escape Room

‘Welcome to the escape room. Your goal is simple. Get out alive.’ 

In the lucrative world of Wall Street finance, Vincent, Jules, Sylvie and Sam are the ultimate high-flyers. Ruthlessly ambitious, they make billion-dollar deals and live lives of outrageous luxury. Getting rich is all that matters, and they’ll do anything to get ahead.

When the four of them become trapped in an elevator escape room, things start to go horribly wrong. They have to put aside their fierce office rivalries and work together to solve the clues that will release them. But in the confines of the elevator the dark secrets of their team are laid bare. They are made to answer for profiting from a workplace where deception, intimidation and sexual harassment thrive.

Tempers fray and the escape room’s clues turn more and more ominous, leaving the four of them dangling on the precipice of disaster. If they want to survive, they’ll have to solve one final puzzle: which one of them is a killer?

Like I said last week, I am looking forward to reading The Escape Room. I like a good mystery/thriller. The Escape Room is currently on preorder. Its expected publication date is August 6th, 2019. Look for my review after that date.

One Tough Cowboy (Moving Violations #1)

First in a brand-new series from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick about one man’s pursuit of justice—and unbridled desire. 

LAW AND ORDER. 
For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

PRIDE AND PASSION

And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

I like cowboy romances. I like second chance romances. And I like Lora Leigh. This book has everything going for it. I hope that I like it!! One Tough Cowboy is currently on preorder. Its expected publication date is January 29th, 2019. Be on the lookout for my review after that date.

Can't Stand the Heat? (Welcome to Otter Tail Book 2)

When Walker Barnes walked into Jen Summers’ catering event, all the shame, guilt and regret for what she’d done to him in high school roared back to life. As well as the feelings she’d once had for him. 

But this Walker isn’t the shy, awkward geek from high school — he’s tough, successful, brilliant, confident… and sexy. And he hasn’t forgotten how she used him. Hasn’t forgiven her, either. This Walker is looking for payback. 

How on earth can she be falling for him all over again? 

I have reviewed for Margaret Watson in the past and like her books. When she approached me to review the Welcome to Otter Tail series, I jumped on it. Can’t Stand the Heat is currently available for purchase. Be on the lookout for my review at some point in the future.


So that’s it. Be on the lookout for the reviews of all these books in the near future.

Have you read any of these books?

Let me know what you thought of them!!

10 thoughts on “WWW Wednesday: January 2nd, 2019

    1. LOL. My 13 year old said something very similar as we were going through the store. Hopefully you found something (bookwise) that you like on my list 🙂

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  1. I was so excited when IKEA opened near us. I would go every weekend! Now… I’m sure I even went over the holidays. Oh wait – I did. I got candles – LOL! I have The Escape Room and can’t wait to read it. I think it’s on tap for this week’s reading. Great selections!

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    1. Thanks!! IKEA is about an hour away (on the SC border). So, we’re not going to get their often. We got candles when we went. As well as towels, pots, a bathmat, a lamp for my oldest daughter’s room…etc. LOL. I can’t wait to read The Escape Room!!

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  2. My closest Ikea is also an hour away. i have been meaning to go forever!

    Having a reading schedule really sounds tough. I don’t blame you for giving that up.

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    1. We plan on making it a monthly trip!! I used to not have a reading schedule. Then, a RL friend who also blogs, was talking about hers and I thought it sounded good. Yeah, not so much…lol.

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  3. I have never been to an IKEA store except for the order centre in our city and that was only once. YOu have some very tempting books here, but I have set a ban on new books until I catch up on what I already have to read.

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