STS #132 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #82

Posted 30 April, 2016 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Memes, Stacking the Shelves / 53 Comments

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STS #132 – Bought Borrowed & Bagged #82

Stacking The Shelves, hosted by Tynga’s Reviews is all about the latest additions to your library – virtual or actual, with books that are  bought, borrowed, won or ARCs  you will be reading soon. Bought Borrowed and Bagged is a homage to to Barron’s Books and Baubles from KMM’ Fever series, and is hosted by Braine over at Talk Supe. Without further ado, here’s what I bought, borrowed or bagged this past week:


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The Purest Hook cover - (un)Conventional Bookviews - baggedThe Purest Hook (Second Circle Tattoos #3) by Scarlett Cole – Thank you, St. Martin’s Press and Netgalley!

Can a love built on secrets survive?
Rugged, hot, and rock hard, Dred Zander is exactly the type of man that normally sends Pixie running. Not dreaming about running her hands down his washboard abs…and lower. The lead singer and guitarist for the band Preload embodies trouble behind his quick smile and guarded eyes, and Pixie left trouble behind her years ago along with the name Sarah Jane Travers and the pathetic trailer her mom called home. With her abusive past in her past, she has a new life, a new family at Second Circle, and a dream of opening her own business. She needs capital and time. What she doesn’t need is a tempting long-haired rocker or the paparazzi that follow him around.
But Dred has other ideas. Pixie’s sweet hazel eyes, purple hair and kaleidoscopic tattoo of exotic flowers that swirl up her arm haunt his dreams, and he knows she wants him too. He just has to convince her. But as a juicy exposé threatens to expose their pasts, and a blackmailer terrorizes their present, Pixie and Dred have to decide what really matters and fight like hell to keep it.

Wrecked cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsWrecked by Maria Padian – thank you Alginquin Young Readers and Netgalley!

Everyone has heard a different version of what happened that night at MacCallum College. Haley was already in bed when her roommate, Jenny, arrived home shell-shocked from the wild Conundrum House party. Richard heard his housemate Jordan brag about the cute freshman he hooked up with. When Jenny formally accuses Jordan of rape, Haley and Richard find themselves pushed onto opposite sides of the school’s investigation. But conflicting interests fueling conflicting versions of the story may make bringing the truth to light nearly impossible–especially when reputations, relationships, and whole futures are riding on the verdict.
Maria Padian offers a kaleidoscopic view of a sexual assault on a college campus. Wrecked will leave readers thinking about how memory and identity, what’s at stake, and who sits in judgment shape what we all decide to believe about the truth.

Only You cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsOnly You by Denise Grover Swank – thank you, Forever and Netgalley!

Retired Marine Kevin Vandemeer is back in his hometown, working construction and avoiding his mother’s matchmaking attempts. While he figures out what to do next, he moves into a fixer-upper, planning to renovate and flip it. But when he meets his new next-door neighbor, he starts rethinking his bachelor ways.
Time and distance have done little to reduce Holly Greenwood’s crush on Kevin Vandemeer, and that’s unlikely to change now that he lives next door. She has too much going on to let herself be distracted by a man who doesn’t want a relationship. But the more time they spend together, the more Holly’s teenage crush is turning into grown-up feelings. Feelings he doesn’t reciprocate. But what if he does?

Purchased - (un)Conventional Bookviews bought borrowed and bagged stacking the shelves

I got my My Bookbox this week, too – so excited about these titles!!

Girl in the Blue Coat cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsGirl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

Amsterdam, 1943. Hanneke spends her days finding and delivering sought-after black market goods to paying customers, nights hiding the true nature of her work from her concerned parents, and every waking moment mourning her boyfriend, who was killed on the Dutch front lines when the German army invaded. Her illegal work keeps her family afloat, and Hanneke also likes to think of it as a small act of rebellion against the Nazis.
On a routine delivery, a client asks Hanneke for help. Expecting to hear that Mrs. Janssen wants meat or kerosene, Hanneke is shocked by the older woman’s frantic plea to find a person: a Jewish teenager Mrs. Janssen had been hiding, who has vanished without a trace from a secret room. Hanneke initially wants nothing to do with such a dangerous task but is ultimately drawn into a web of mysteries and stunning revelations—where the only way out is through.
Beautifully written, intricately plotted, and meticulously researched, Girl in the Blue Coat is an extraordinary, unforgettable story of bravery, grief, and love in impossible times.

Always the Bridesmaid cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsAlways the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk

Everyone loves a bridesmaid – except Maddie, who’s perpetually asked to be one.
Everyone loves a wedding – except Maddie’s best friend, who’s getting divorced.
And everyone loves the way Maddie’s so happy behind the scenes – except Maddie herself.
One best friend is in wedding countdown while the other heads for marriage meltdown. And as Maddie juggles her best chance at promotion in years with bridezilla texts and late-night counselling sessions, she starts to wonder – is it time to stop being the bridesmaid?

I also got my first The Bookworm Box this week – so it’s definitely been a great week for books once more…

In This Life cover - (un)Conventional BookviewsIn This Life by Christine Brae

In this life, there is promise
In this life, there is truth,
In this life, there is happiness
And the hopeful dreams of youth.
In this life, there is someone
Who loves me for all time.
But none of that matters,
Because in this life – in my life,
I know you can never be mine
From the beaches of Thailand to the streets of New York, three friends, Anna, Dante and Jude will learn the hard way that once providence steps in, there is nothing in the world that can change what is truly meant to be.

Thizz a Love Story cover - (un)Conventional Bookviewsthizz: a love story by Nicole Loufas

I assume you’ve never taken Thizz, so you’ll have no idea what I’m talking about when I describe the supernatural weightlessness when it hits you. The hours of euphoria that follow. The surge of adrenaline when you hear your favorite song or any song for that matter. You have no clue what it feels like to kiss – to touch – to feel – when you have an overflow of serotonin flowing through your body. Because if you knew, you wouldn’t be sitting here reading about it. You’d be doing it.
Thizz was part of my daily routine. Wake up, brush teeth, take Thizz. It was my daily ritual until Matt cut me off. Poor Matt and his unrequited love. Little does he know, he never needed Thizz for me to love him. I loved him long before I ever heard of Thizz. I love him now that I’m stuck here without it. Nick on the other hand. He was the one that kept me using. Because loving Nick was easier when I was hight. I don’t know if I ever loved him the way he loved me. Thizz screwed that up for both of us. Now that we are no longer Us – I do’t know what was real and what was Thizz. 
I may be confused about a lot of things. My feelings for Matt. My relationship with Nick. How I became friends with a girl like Heather. (I mean come on, her name is Heather for Christ’s sake.) Thizz blurred a lot of lines. There is only one thing I know for sure. Thizz killed my parents.

Did you get some exciting-looking books this week? Remember to leave me your link so I can check out your Stacking the Shelves and or Bought, Borrowed and Bagged post, too 🙂 Thanks for stopping by! Have a spectacular Saturday.

Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

About Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms

Linda is an English as foreign language teacher and has a Master's degree in English Language and Literature. She's an avid reader, blogger, compulsive one-clicker and a genre omnivore. Ever since she learnt how to read she has been seen with a book or two in her hands everywhere she goes.

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53 responses to “STS #132 Bought Borrowed and Bagged #82

  1. I don’t even remember seeing the NetGalley books on the site. I guess that I have done better at staying away from NetGalley than I thought. I like the looks of the books that you got in your boxes this week. I am so tempted to sign up for one of those but I really need to read what I have. Decisions. Enjoy all of your new books!

    Carole @ Carole's Random Life recently posted: Stacking the Shelves #18
  2. Ooh, you got some great looking books this week, Lexxie! Wrecked sounds really interesting. I hope you’ll enjoy each of your new goodies. 🙂 And The Bookworm Box?? I’ve wanted to do that myself. How long did it take to get signed up???
    I hope you have a lovely weekend, my friend. It’s snowing here again. Can you believe it? It’s not supposed to stop until Monday! 9 more days…9 more days!!!! *squee*
    **BIG HUGS**

    • I know, right? And I’m pretty sure I’ll enjoy them all, too 🙂 The Bookworm Box *sighs* I think they’re opening up more spots in May, so you should check it out for sure.
      Snow??? It’s almost May, have you told Mother Nature that? We have pretty cool weather, too, and it’s raining… so it’s not as if it was spring here either.
      9 more days, you say? *squee and happy dancing* I can’t wait to see you!! *BIG HUGS*

  3. I haven’t heard of any of these books but The Purest Hook. I have the first book in that series on my nook, but just haven’t gotten around to reading it…story of my life! lol I hope you enjoy all your books 😀

  4. I am eyeing Wrecked, it’s my kind of book right now.

    PS you have to try Zaxbys, they make great chicken stuff. My fave is the cobb salad 🙂

  5. I’m with everyone else – Always the Bridesmaid sounds cute, because haven’t we all been there in one form or the other? I was a bridesmaid for quite a bit, that’s for sure!!! This takes sounds different, though 🙂

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