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Throw Back Thursday…..One Week Girlfriend by Monica Murphy

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“But this girl…she doesn’t feel pointless. She’s real and she’s beautiful and she fits perfectly when she’s in my arms. She makes me want to feel.” 

“It’s the people who know you the best who can hurt you the most.” 

“This isn’t a game to me, Fable. This is my life. And I want you to be a part of it … I want you and you only. I’m not sharing you with anyone else.” 

“I shut myself off to make life bearable. I’m like a damn machine sometimes. Unfeeling. Uncaring. Emotionless.” 

“I always want him. Always. It’s always like this between us, too. We come together and we simply…combust. So easily. Beautifully. Does he even know how he affects me? Does he realize how my heart now rests in his hands? I belong to him completely” 

“I want to map every inch of her skin with my mouth. I want to sit with her in my arms and kiss her for hours, until our lips are swollen and our jaws are tired. I want to know what she looks like when she comes. And I want to be the one who makes her come with my name falling from her lips.” 

“I’m too caught up in this…pretend life I’m so completely submersed in. And you know what? I like it. I love it. Even though I know deep down inside, it’s fake. That the way you talk to me, look at me, touch me. Kiss me…is all for show. I’m some sort of protection for you but I don’t care. I want it. I want you.” 

“He might be more trouble than he’s worth but I don’t think so. This man came into my life for some reason. Just as I came into his. Maybe we’re supposed to help each other cope. Or give each other hope.” 

Temporary. That one single word best describes my life these last few years. I’m working at a temporary job until I can finally break free. I’m my little brother’s temporary mother since our mom doesn’t give a crap about either of us. And I’m that temporary girl all the guys want to get with because I give it up so easily. According to the rumors, at least.

But now I’m the temporary girlfriend of Drew Callahan, college football legend and all around golden guy. He’s beautiful, sweet—and he’s hiding way more secrets than I am. He’s brought me into this fake life where everyone seems to hate me. And everyone seems to want something from him. The only thing he seems to want though is…


I don’t know what to believe anymore. All I know is, I think Drew needs me. And I want to be there for him.


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Throw Back Thursday…..This Man (This Man #1) by Jodi Ellen Malpas

“I want to look after you forever.” He whispers, pressing his lips against my temple.” 

“Ava, you should know that once I’ve had you, you’re mine.” 

“I’m going to get lost in you.” 

“Everything is so much more bearable with you around, Ava.” 

“You’re painfully beautiful and all mine. Kiss me.” 

“He shakes his head. ‘You’re different. I told you, Ava, I’ll trample anyone who tries to get in my way. Even you.” 

Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has an appointment for a first consultation at The Manor with the owner, Mr Jesse Ward. She is expecting nothing more than an overweight, cravat wearing, well-to-do countryman, and on arrival, nothing would suggest otherwise. How wrong could she be? This Man is devastatingly handsome, charming and confident. He is also a conceited, hedonistic playboy, who knows no boundaries. Ava desperately does not want to be attracted to him, but she can’t control the overwhelming effect he has on her. Every instinct is telling her to run, so she does, but Jesse Ward is not so willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her. She knows she is heading for heartbreak, but how can she run when he won’t let her?

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Throw Back Thursday……Law Man (Dream Man #3) by Kristen Ashley

“What I mean is, I didn’t fall in love with you all as a whole. I fell in love with each of you because of who you are. I don’t care about you because you come with Mara. I care about you because you’re a good kid. You’re smart. You’re loyal. And you love and look out for your sister and Mara. I know grown men who do not have a character as fine as yours. Those are the reasons I love you. There are different reasons I love Billie. And there are different reasons I love Mara. Today, what we had together was good. But the feelings I feel for you aren’t feelings I have to have in order to have Mara. They’re feelings you earned. Now, you with me?” 

“Never believed in this shit, but now, I’m thinkin’ I fell in love with the promise of you the first time I saw you.” 

“If I’m your Mitch, you’re my Mara” 

“I was…I was…made for you?” “I’m a cop for a reason, honey.” “So you were made to save me,” I guessed, not sure I liked that. “No, I was made to protect you, and you were made in a way that it would always be worth the effort.” 

Revisiting all these quotes this morning reminded me of just why I fell in love with this series to begin with. KA has a way with words and you just can’t help but fall in love with her characters.

Love is just around the corner . . . 

Sweet, shy Mara Hanover is in love with her neighbor. For four years, she has secretly watched her dream man from afar. Handsome police detective Mitch Lawson is way out of her league. She’s a girl from the wrong side of the tracks, and there’s no way a guy like Mitch would want anything to do with her. But when Mara has a leaky faucet that she can’t fix, it’s Mitch who comes to her rescue.

Mitch has been eyeing his beautiful neighbor for a long time. He jumps at the chance to help her, and soon their formerly platonic relationship gets very hot and heavy. But when Mara gets a disturbing phone call from her cousin’s kids, she gets pulled back into the life she’s tried so hard to leave behind. Can the hot law man convince Mara to let go of her past-and build a future with him?


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Throw Back Thursday…..Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi

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This week’s Throw Back Thursday goes to Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi.

“She’d fallen into a deep silence once, when the sun appeared, and it was then he’d wondered most what she was thinking.” 

“Because people are more than emotions. People have thoughts and reasons for doing things.”

“She looked up. “A world of nevers under a never sky.”
She fit in well then, he thought. A girl who never shut up.” 

“And in life, at least in her new life, chances were the best she could hope for. They were like her rocks. Imperfect and surprising and maybe better in the long run than certainties.” 

One of the best YA Debut Novels I have ever gotten my hands on. I really didn’t know what to expect when I first started reading this book. It was so unique and intriguing.  Veronica Rossi is an amazing story teller, her writing just pulls you in. There is romance and lots of good action through out. With an ending that just blows your mind! The things you find out!!! I just wanted to scream. I felt like I was right there in the story. I didn’t want it to end. It was so amazing…..

Since she’d been on the outside, she’d survived an Aether storm, she’d had a knife held to her throat, and she’d seen men murdered.

This was worse.

Exiled from her home, the enclosed city of Reverie, Aria knows her chances of surviving in the outer wasteland–known as The Death Shop–are slim. If the cannibals don’t get her, the violent, electrified energy storms will. She’s been taught that the very air she breathes can kill her. Then Aria meets an Outsider named Perry. He’s wild–a savage–and her only hope of staying alive.

A hunter for his tribe in a merciless landscape, Perry views Aria as sheltered and fragile–everything he would expect from a Dweller. But he needs Aria’s help too; she alone holds the key to his redemption. Opposites in nearly every way, Aria and Perry must accept each other to survive. Their unlikely alliance forges a bond that will determine the fate of all who live under the never sky.

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Throw Back Thursday……A Matter of Fate by Heather Lyons

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This weeks Throw Back Thursday to goes to one of my absolute favorite reads. I would say this book is Mature YA/NA Crossover. If you are a fan of paranormal romances and fantasy, I’d highly recommend getting your hands on this book. It is consuming and torturous in the best possible way. With lots of love, frustrating moments, action, betrayal and craziness that just tugs at your heart, this is a must read!!

“Love isn’t always clean and pretty–sometimes it’s messy, cruel, and confusing. And sometimes, it doesn’t turn out the way you want it to. But then, the beauty of love is that it’s very strong, and when it’s real, it’s worth it.” 

Chloe Lilywhite struggles with all the normal problems of a typical seventeen-year-old high school student. Only, Chloe isn’t a normal teenage girl. She’s a Magical, part of a secret race of beings who influence the universe. More importantly, she’s a Creator, which means Fate mapped out her destiny long ago, from her college choice, to where she will live, to even her job. While her friends and relatives relish their future roles, Chloe resents the lack of say in her life, especially when she learns she’s to be guarded against a vengeful group of beings bent on wiping out her kind. Their number one target? Chloe, of course.

That’s nothing compared to the boy trouble she’s gotten herself into. Because a guy she’s literally dreamed of and loved her entire life, one she never knew truly existed, shows up in her math class, and with him comes a twin brother she finds herself inexplicably drawn to.

Chloe’s once unyielding path now has a lot more choices than she ever thought possible.


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Throwback Thursday!

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This is our first Throwback Thursday, to share the love of a past read and have a bit of a chat. So it just comes down to picking one for this week to kick it off….Right now I’m sitting here listening to the rain and staring at my bookcase for inspiration, hoping a book will throw itself at me begging me to dust it off and reminisce…Ahem…

So this was my thought pattern: I need a book for throwback Thursday…It’s raining… Hmmmm I like to eat dessert when it rains… Damn! I have no dessert… That dessert I had at Kristal’s the other night was good I wish I had some of that… Oooohhhhh I can’t wait for TB (True Blood) Tuesdays to start back up because it’s guaranteed desserts every week… Wait… TB Tuesdays… I know what my first Throwback Thursday is!


Dead until Dark  (#1 Sookie Stackhouse Series) – By Charlaine Harris

This is the first story in the series written by Charlaine Harris. I still remember my BBH telling me about this book I HAD to read a few years ago. So off I went to the bookstore, found it, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to read about Vampires? At this point I hadn’t read much Urban Fantasy and the like. It was all Historical Fiction and Chick-Lit. But I bought it, read it, loved it, went back and started reading the rest. Now, I’m putting aside all of the soul destroying issues the books further on in the series caused my BBH and I, and am JUST focusing on this first book for TT. I know a bunch of you would’ve read it and more than likely the rest of them too. Do you remember the start? Before things got twisted? The possibilities for the storyline and characters? Learning all about Sookie and Bill and Bon Temps? Before you got too many books in? Before it was splashed across our screens in True Blood? (Oh do not worry we will be blogging about TB’s final series later this year as it plays out!) As my first foray into UF this book was a good start. It was easy to dip my toes in and not get too badly bitten (ha!) It definitely has a special place in my heart. So up on my bookshelf this book stays as a reminder of the start of my supernatural love. I don’t know if I’ll ever go back and revisit Sookie in Bon Temps, as her and I have had some disagreements over the years, but I don’t regret meeting her for a second.



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