Stacking the Shelves #18

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews and co-hosted by Reading Reality. It’s 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.

After my big spend on physical books last week, I’ve kept my purchases this week to eBooks and library loans. I’m not going to add a synopsis for each book, but all book title links will take you to Goodreads.

This is what I added to my Kindle this week:

Forbidden (Arotas Trilogy #1) by Amy Miles:  I’m always on the lookout for a vampire romance, hopefully this one doesn’t disappoint.

Roseline Enescue didn't ask to become an immortal, to have all of the guests at her wedding slaughtered, or be forced into marriage with a man whose lust for blood would one day ignite the vampire legend.

Fractured Love: A Standalone Off-Limits Romance (Off-Limits Romance #3) by Ella James: I can’t go wrong with Ella James. 

I was sixteen when he came to our house. Landon Jones, a boy with nothing, from nowhere. He had cinnamon hair and grey eyes—light blue, just like mine. When we went out as a family with my foster brother, people asked if Landon was my twin. He wasn’t. That year, we found out how much he wasn’t. When my parents caught us, they threw Landon out like trash.

Now I’m twenty-seven, a soon-to-be surgeon, like my mom and dad. I know residency is going to kick my ass, but I had no idea that it would rip my heart out, too. Not until I see him—Dr. Jones.

Beautiful Mistake by Vi Keeland: This book had me sold at “Well, hello Professor West, I'm your new teaching assistant.”

Ebooks that I borrowed from the library:

The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens: A book club read for the month of August, I’m really looking forward to it.

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.

Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

Summer Unscripted by Jen Klein: I enjoyed Shuffle, Repeat (my review) immensely, hopefully I will like this one as well.

A summer romance about missed connections and how not to miss out on the love of your life.

Audiobooks that I borrowed from the library:

The Heiress of Winterwood (Whispers on the Moors #1) by Sarah E. Ladd: I’m currently listening to and enjoying, Historical Christian Romance.

Darbury, England, 1814

Amelia Barrett, heiress to an ancestral estate nestled in the English moors, defies family expectations and promises to raise her dying friend’s infant baby. She'll risk everything to keep her word—even to the point of proposing to the child’s father, Graham, a sea captain she’s never met.

Tragedy strikes when the child vanishes with little more than a sketchy ransom note hinting to her whereabouts. Fear for the child’s safety drives Amelia and Graham to test the boundaries of their love for this infant.

Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica: A chance encounter sparks an unrelenting web of lies in this stunning psychological thriller.

I'm looking forward to seeing what everyone has added to their shelves this week and if you’ve read any of the books I have listed, please let me know what you thought of them. Have a wonderful week and thank you for visiting. -J


  1. Oh wow! I've not heard of any of these before - a rare occurrence, honestly. I feel like I live on Goodreads and Amazon, browsing for new books to read. :D Beautiful Mistake sounds excellent. I hope you enjoy all of your new books!

    Have a fabulous week, Jovita. =)

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    1. I'm always on the lookout for books Vi Keeland and Ella James are usually one's I buy, just because I read their books before and enjoyed them. Have a fabulous week Alyssa and thank you for visiting :)

  2. Do all the Mary Kubica books tie in? So many of them have "Baby" in the title. Need to make sure I'm not missing anything in case I decide to start them.

    1. Goodness, I hope not, because I haven't read any of her previous books. I do have to be honest, I started this audiobook last night and so far it is really slooooow going. I'm thinking of coming back to it later. Have a wonderful week Barb :)

  3. The cover model for Forbidden is EVERYWHERE! That girl must be rolling in cash! XD I hope you love all your new reads!

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    1. LOL.. hopefully she is rolling in cash, I also get confused when I see the books with the same cover image, did I read it or not?! Have a great week Tracy :)

  4. Great new additions! I hope you will enjoy them and happy reading. :)

    1. Thank you Yvonne, have a wonderful week :)

  5. I have Beautiful Mistake on my TBR list, Jovita. It is my next read. I love the author and can't wait to start it after the one I'm currently reading. I hope you enjoy it. Anyway, the other two sound great too. Thanks for sharing, my friend. :)

  6. Awesome haul Jovita! I have Beautiful Mistake on my kindle, and I really want to read it. My other Vi Keeland read was awesome :)
    Have a wonderful week ahead and happy reading.
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