Stacking The Shelves is a meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and ReadingReality all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. This means you can include books you buy in physical store or online, books you borrow from friends or the library, review books, gifts, and of course ebooks! And audiobooks. Don’t forget audiobooks!
I like the books I got this week.
I like that this is about reality tv and it looks cute.
Synopsis: Fans of Abby Jimenez and Alexis Daria will love this novel about one New York City woman skilled in producing swoon‑worthy reality TV shows but whose own life is a mess, with nothing ever going according to plan.
As a reality TV producer, Ana Karina orchestrates extravagant marriage proposals that always (well, mostly) go as planned. When they don’t, she’s not afraid to cut and paste scenes to make the moment picture-perfect. If only Ana’s own life was as simple to direct. Her colleagues are getting promotions. Her best friend and her younger sister are both getting married. Everyone is moving forward—except Ana.
Sick of feeling stuck, she decides to start living with no regrets. She’s going to pitch all her ideas at work, no matter how unlikely. She’ll take a chance on a guy even if he doesn’t check all her boxes for Mr. Right. Soon, she’s swept up in a roller coaster of exhilarating dates—a comedy show, a Jane Austen reenactment, a rave pool party, and a whirlwind trip to Vienna. With all this excitement, Ana should be on her way to her own happily-ever-after, but instead her life is getting messier by the second.
Yet throwing caution to the wind may still bring Ana more than she hoped for as she begins to listen to her heart and realizes the life—and man—truly meant for her might be the one she never saw coming.
I like these quick reads, they are so comforting.
Synopsis: Was she too much…or his perfect match?
Over-the-top Molly Cyrs hardly seems a match for bookish Callan Avery. But when Molly suggests they pose as a couple to assuage Stonefield’s anxiety about its new male librarian, his pretend paramour is all Callan can think about. Callan’s looking for a family, though, and kids aren’t in Molly’s story. Unless he can convince Molly that she’s not “too much”…and that to him, she’s just enough!
From Harlequin Special Edition: Believe in love. Overcome obstacles. Find happiness.
I’ve read a previous book by this author and really enjoyed it.
Synopsis: Two entrepreneurs compete for a property but secure the biggest win of all—each other—in this second chance romantic comedy by USA Today bestselling author Sharon C. Cooper.
Spoiled, fickle, and prissy are only a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe Morgan Redford. Though she’s never had to worry about money, she’s determined to make a name for herself on her own terms. Her new venture won’t be an epic fail like her former professional cuddling service or the short-lived pet hotel. This time, through the nonprofit she cofounded, Morgan is doing something meaningful—helping teens who are aging out of foster care—and she’s got her eye on a property that could house these kids. But the competition is steep, and one of the bidders is someone she never expected. . . .
When real estate developer Drake Faulkner learns that his ex—the one who ghosted him years ago—is a potential buyer for the property his eccentric mentor is selling, his competitive streak amps up. No way is he letting her win the property he wants. Bitter? Yes. Petty? Probably. But his mentor has a stipulation: potential buyers must participate in an Ironman competition of sorts for the property. Drake refuses to play along with this ridiculous demand, until he discovers Morgan has signed up. If Little Miss Can’t Run a Block Without Gasping for Air is doing it, he will too. But as the gauntlet of games heats up and forces them to face the past, they are met with a pull that feels all too familiar.
Now, if only they could keep their eyes on the prize instead of on each other—but who’s to say they can’t do both?
I got an invitation to read this and when I read the blurb, I knew I wanted to read it.
Synopsis: From the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Edward comes a poignant and engrossing family story that asks: Can love make a broken person whole?
William Waters grew up in a house silenced by tragedy, where his parents could hardly bear to look at him, much less love him—so when he meets the spirited and ambitious Julia Padavano in his freshman year of college, it’s as if the world has lit up around him. With Julia comes her family, as she and her three sisters are inseparable: Sylvie, the family’s dreamer, is happiest with her nose in a book; Cecelia is a free-spirited artist; and Emeline patiently takes care of them all. With the Padavanos, William experiences a newfound contentment; every moment in their house is filled with loving chaos.
But then darkness from William’s past surfaces, jeopardizing not only Julia’s carefully orchestrated plans for their future, but the sisters’ unshakeable devotion to one another. The result is a catastrophic family rift that changes their lives for generations. Will the loyalty that once rooted them be strong enough to draw them back together when it matters most?
An exquisite homage to Louisa May Alcott’s timeless classic, Little Women, Hello Beautiful is a profoundly moving portrait of what is possible when we choose to love someone not in spite of who they are, but because of it.
That’s all I have for this week. Have you read any of these books? What’s on your list to read? Comment below!
Great book haul! I love the look of In It To Win It and I love the fake relationship trope so am seriously tempted by Falling For His Fake Girlfriend.
Hope you enjoy these!
Interesting choices. I’m sure you will enjoy them.
Looks like you have some great reading ahead!
They all look good. I hope you get a chance to read them soon!
Have a great week!
Emily @ Budget Tales Book Blog
I have also got widget for in it to win it. I hope we both enjoy it. Interesting titles.
Both Hello Beautiful and Ana Takes Manhattan sounds very good. Hope all the additions to your shelves this week turn out enjoyable, Wendy🙂
The first one and the last one look like my type of books and are new to me, so I’ll have to add them to Goodreads. Thanks for sharing!
Hello Beautiful sounds amazing and I love the cover – Look forward to hearing what you think.
Terrie @ Bookshelf Journeys – see my week:
A small, but mighty haul, Wendy. All of these call to me, but especially In It, To Win It. I hope they are all good ones.
Thank you, Carla!
In It To Win It and Ana Takes Manhattan both sound fantastic – enjoy!
Thank you, Cassie
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Sounds like you’ve got some fun books to read. Enjoy!
Thank you, Mark!
Great list Wendy! Ana Takes Manhattan is such a cute cover. Happy reading!
Thank you! Hope you have a great week.
ana takes manhattan sounds like a really good book!
I hope it is! Thank you, Chelsea!
Still being drawn to Ana Takes Manhattan. Can’t wait to see what you think.
Thank you, Tessa. I hope it’s a good one. I like books set in NYC.
I love the cover for In It To Win It. Great haul!
Thank you, Kristi. I love that cover too.
Great selection Wendy! My book shelves are bulging so I’m being particularly picky on book requests for the next several months. I’m look forward to reading your reviews of these books though!
Thank you, Jodie. I’m trying to cut back for a bit too. But, it’s so hard
Wow! Small haul for you this week Wendy. I hope you love them all! Happy Saturday!🤗📚☕🍁💕
I’ve been trying to cut back a bit. But, it’s so hard to do.
Great books again this week, hope you enjoy them all, have a great week 😊
Thank you, Jenny
They all look interesting. I hope you enjoy them when you get a chance to read them. Have a great weekend!
Thank you, Cindy!