Ik was van plan elke maand een update te doen van mijn reading challenge op Goodreads. Aangezien we inmiddels al bijna bij eind april zijn, krijgen jullie de komende weken steeds een update om dit in te halen. Niet ideaal, maar om het in één keer te doen is echt te veel! We beginnen vandaag dan ook bij de maand januari. Mijn totale doel staat op 125 boeken.
De volgende boeken worden op willekeurige volgorde behandeld. Aangezien ik niet van elke precies heb bijgehouden wanneer ik welke uit had exact. Als je op de titel klikt, kom je uit op de bol.com pagina of die van Amazon als bol deze niet verkoopt.
- Confess – Colleen hoover
Auburn heeft een extra baantje nodig en solliciteert bij kunstenaar Owen Gentry. Ze voelt zich meteen aangetrokken tot de mysterieuze, artistieke Owen. Maar hij heeft geheimen. Heel grote geheimen, die een toekomst voor hen samen in de weg staan. Vooral als hij ze níét opbiecht.
- Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas (luisterboek)
Celaena wordt voor de keuze gesteld: óf haar leven slijten in de gevangenis, óf deelnemen aan een toernooi waarvan de winnaar de nieuwe kampioen van de koning wordt. Een voor een worden de deelnemers van het toernooi echter op gruwelijke wijze vermoord en al snel vecht Celaena niet alleen voor haar vrijheid, maar ook voor haar leven.
- Cock tease – J.L. Beck
He’s my Dad’s Best Friend but I don’t care…
Carly was such a c#ck tease with her sexy curves, and sassy mouth. I should’ve known better than to kiss her, let alone want more. I mean come on’ she’s my best friend’s daughter and hardly of legal age.
Still, she’s tempted me for far too long turning my curiosity into an obsession. Now I’m going to claim her as my own, and no one not even her daddy is going to keep us apart.
- Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas (luisterboek)
Vervolg op thorne of glass, ivm spoilers geen omschrijving.
- Paper princes – Erin Watt
“These Royals will ruin you ”
Ella Harper is a survivor a pragmatic optimist. She s spent her whole life moving from town to town with her flighty mother, struggling to make ends meet and believing that someday she ll climb out of the gutter. After her mother s death, Ella is truly alone.
Until Callum Royal appears, plucking Ella out of poverty and tossing her into his posh mansion among his five sons who all hate her. Each Royal boy is more magnetic than the last, but none as captivating as Reed Royal, the boy who is determined to send her back to the slums she came from.
Reed doesn t want her. He says she doesn t belong with the Royals.
He might be right.
- Broken prince – Erin Watt
Vervolg op Paper princess ivm spoilers geen omschrijving.
- Twisted palace – Erin Watt
Vervolg op Paper princess en Broken prince ivm spoilers geen omschrijving.
- Slammed – Colleen Hoover
Following the unexpected death of her father, eighteen-year-old Layken becomes the rock for both her mother and younger brother. She appears resilient and tenacious, but inside, she’s losing hope. Then she meets her new neighbor Will, a handsome twenty-one-year-old whose mere presence leaves her flustered and whose passion for poetry slams thrills her.
Not long after a heart-stopping first date during which each recognizes something profound and familiar in the other, they are slammed to the core when a shocking discovery brings their new relationship to a sudden halt. Daily interactions become impossibly painful as they struggle to find a balance between the feelings that pull them together and the forces that tear them apart. Only through the poetry they share are they able to speak the truth that is in their hearts and imagine a future where love is cause for celebration, not regret.
- Point of retreat – Colleen Hoover
Vervolg op Slammed, geen omschrijving ivm spoilers.
- Frederick – Ester E. Schmidt
Taking the world by force is all Frederick has ever known. Domination is in his blood; which is evident in the boardroom and the bedroom. While stranded on the doorstep of his virtual assistant, Frederick finds himself in new territory. As a person who demands and takes, Frederick now finds himself ready to give.
Taryn has built her walls high with layers and layers of guilt after the deaths of her sister and nephew. Her solitary life, void of most pleasures, is her self-imposed punishment. Working is her only connection to the outside world; that is until her work barges through her front door.
Thrown together in a snowstorm, secrets are uncovered. Will Frederick break through her walls built by guilt? Can Taryn open up and let go? Or will their curiosity bring them to their knees?
- Maybe someday – Colleen Hoover
Twintiger Sydney komt erachter dat haar vriend Hunter een affaire heeft met haar beste vriendin. Ze kan nergens heen, maar belandt dan bij een van haar buren, Ridge. Ze mag daar tijdelijk verblijven. De twee komen erachter dat ze een grote liefde voor muziek delen. Ridge is singer-songwriter en ook Sydney schrijft graag liedjes. Deze creatieve samenwerking leidt tot een vriendschappelijke, maar ook een intieme band. Ridge heeft echter al een vriendin, Maggie. En ook met haar kan Sydney het goed vinden, wat het extra moeilijk maakt dat ze gevoelens heeft voor Ridge.
- Too late – Colleen Hoover
Sloan will go through hell and back for those she loves. And she does, every single day. After finding herself stuck in a relationship with the dangerous and morally corrupt Asa Jackson, Sloan will do whatever it takes to get by until she’s able to find a way out. Nothing will get in her way. Nothing except Carter. Sloan is the best thing to ever happen to Asa. And if you ask Asa, he’d say he’s the best thing to ever happen to Sloan. Despite Sloan’s disapproval of Asa’s sinister lifestyle, he does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead in his business. He also does exactly what he needs to do in order to stay a step ahead of Sloan. Nothing will get in his way. Nothing except Carter.
- Ugly love – Colleen hoover
When Tate Collins meets airline pilot Miles Archer, she doesn’t think it’s love at first sight. They wouldnt even go so far as to consider themselves friends. The only thing Tate and Miles have in common is an undeniable mutual attraction. Once their desires are out in the open, they realize they have the perfect set-up. He doesnt want love, she doesnt have time for love, so that just leaves the sex. Their arrangement could be surprisingly seamless, as long as Tate can stick to the only two rules Miles has for her.
Never ask about the past.
Dont expect a future.
They think they can handle it, but realize almost immediately they cant handle it at all.
Hearts get infiltrated.
Promises get broken.
Rules get shattered.
Love gets ugly.
- No bad days – J. Sterling
Nick Fisher is State’s most eligible bachelor—confident, creative, and driven—and is completely aware that every girl he knows is trying to land him. But Nick is more than the marketing genius everyone sees on the outside. In fact, his life is far more complicated than anyone suspects . . . even his own brothers.
Jess Michaelson knows she shouldn’t want Nick like all the other girls do, but she’s crazy about him anyway. How could anyone resist those charms? When he focuses his attention on her, she has no idea what she’s truly in for.
Sometimes love is hard.
But it’s worth the fight.
- The evolution of Ivy: Poison – Lauren Campbell
“They won’t recognize the new me.
But they know the old me well—the me she harmed, and the me he loved.
She thinks she has him. But I’m going to take him back.
He thinks she’s the one. But I’m going to show him he’s wrong.
I thought it was over. But now I have a chance.”
- Babysitting Love – J.L. Beck
He needs a nanny and she want’s a baby. What could go wrong?
Liam Foss has many awards under his belt but the most important one is from the little girl who calls him Daddy.
When he posts an ad for a full-time nanny he never expects the sinfully delicious and way too young for him Whitney Sky to show up on his doorstep for an interview.
Whitney Sky has wanted the sweet father of one since the moment she saw him pushing a stroller with an adorable little blue eyed girl in it at the park. She know’s better than to fall for someone she can’t have but the vibes Liam’s giving off definitely show he’s interested.
When she lets it slip out that she wants a child but has yet to find the perfect man Liam steps up to the plate. Staking a claim on her and promising to give her a baby and a life she never thought was possible.
- Broke – Ester E. Schmidt
Broke must be rough, dominant, and confident. Stepping into his new role as MC Vice President, the mask he wears screams “Don’t screw with me!” but that just hides the part he can’t show. Inside this sweet, shy man are insecurities stemming from trauma he encountered as a teenager that still haunt him.
Roan is as sweet as they come. The epitome of pure; good, honest and innocent. Thrown into danger by her job, she’s attacked by a member of the Russian mob. Left lying helpless in the hospital, one phone call binds her to the rough, handsome biker who would do anything to protect her. With danger lurking she has no other option but to hide beneath his wings.
Both hide behind themselves, yet are determined to force the other to become the person they truly are. Will they each overcome their inner battles as well as the threat from the Russian mob who leaves a trail of bodies in its wake? Will Broke be able to save Roan’s life or let his own slip through his fingers?
- Zack – Ester E. Schmidt
Zacks spent his whole life loving just one womanBelleonly to have her walk out of his life and go half way across the world. But three years later, her unexpected return is stirring up feelings that never died, and Zacks ready to do whatever it takes to get her back.Belle has never gotten over Zack, but she has secretssecrets she knows could hurt those closest to her, Zack included. When an old enemy returns and wants what he thinks is already his for the taking, she knows its only a matter of time before someone gets hurt.With so much more than just their love on the line, will Zack and Belle manage to come together as one and pull through or will their past and their enemies tear them apart?
- Dams – Ester E. Schmidt
Dams is a man of few emotions, apathetic if you will. His past carved him into the man he is today; a strong body and mind but lacking the desire for connections beyond his brothers. He’s stoic. Unflappable. You can throw anything at him and he will divide and conquer making him the perfect VP of Areion Fury. He’s got everything he needs in life, or so he thought. On a backside road in the middle of nowhere he finds what seems to have been missing all his life.
Nerd prefers the digital world rather than the real life version. There’s a reason she’s a genius with a computer. She’s a lot like them; a lot of memory, a hard drive and no emotion. Stuck in the past with painful memories, she keeps the contact with Areion Fury digital for a reason. She hates lying, cheating bikers. A family obligation pulls Nerd from behind her computer and a chance encounter pushes her further from her comfort zone.
Will Nerd let her past determine her future? Not if Dams has anything to say about it. While Dams is marking his territory, danger is circling Nerd’s family business and threatening her safety. Can Dams handle the threat before it takes away everything he never knew he wanted?
- Deeds – Ester E. Schmidt
Deeds has just spent the last few weeks jonesing after a woman he only knows as Hotlips. Apparently pissing off a female can be rather entertaining from the safety of a text and their witty banter has left the President of Broken Deeds MC wishing for more.
The annoying, yet funny, communication comes to an end when they meet face to face. Lynn is the sister of Zack, current president of Areion Fury MC. Brought up the daughter of an MC President, Lynn is hell bent on not being a biker’s bitch.
When an enemy of Broken Deeds MC comes to play, Deeds is willing to give his last breath protecting what he claims is his. Deeds, a former MMA fighter, will need to revive his old fighter skills to protect his woman. Will it be enough to bring their enemy down or will he not only lose his only love but also his life?
- Ford – Ester E. Schmidt
Didn’t you get the hint yet? I’m not a nice guy. I’m the man you need to fear. Hell, I sell fear. We call it protection, but in the end? Fear is what they want in return for their payment. I’m Grigory ‘Ford’ Dudnik, head of The Dudnik Circle. The Russian Mob, in case you need a label. We take care of threats, gangs, enemy or distasteful situations our clients may find themselves in. We have an obligation to do what’s wrong on a regular basis but even within the fine lines of murder and just plain old handling shit, we’ve got honor.
If that’s not enough…I’ve managed to tangle myself up with the head of another gang. Tarzan. Type of person? Hanged a man at a construction site, climbed the rope and stomped on the guy’s neck while swinging on the rope. Seems like Tarzan wanted to kill him twice. My past and future seem to collide as we are contracted to handle a gang connected with snuff films. Loose ends are now left dangling; I either need to grab hold of the ropes and string knots or cut ties. Or feel the burn of the rope around my throat, leaving no room for revenge.
- Tyler – Ester E. Schmidt
Tyler doesn’t have many things to worry about in his life. Fully patched in to Areion Fury MC, he finally has a solid spot in the brotherhood he calls his family. When a girl steps up to defend him against the teasing of his brothers, he’s stunned. The moment Tyler locks his gaze with the most intriguing eyes he’s ever seen, he knows with every fiber of his being that this is supposed to be his girl.
Ridley’s only living relative manages to destroy every chance she has at happiness by constantly causing trouble. To protect herself Ridley likes to hide; beneath her raven black hair, her clothes, her shop. Slowly but surely the harassment is becoming more violent so to protect the ones she cares for, she pushes them away. Except the stubborn, handsome biker leaves her no other option but to accept that he isn’t going anywhere.
When you are forced to look over your shoulder all day, every day, it is impossible to live. Can the meeting of two similar souls spark a solution? Will Ridley stand up for what she wants in life and stop hiding? Will Tyler get his happily ever after or will he see it crash and burn?
- Cyrus – Esther E. Schmidt
It seems like obtaining everything you want in life isn’t always what one would expect. After smashing his goal in life a little ahead of schedule, Cyrus is a little disappointed and slightly frustrated. So he heads back to his roots. Back to his family. Back to the swamp.
Bertie doesn’t need a man. She juggles enough being a business woman along with taking care of her Pa and her, so it seems, brainless brother.
With a new mission to recharge and set some new life goals, Cyrus stumbles across what is missing in his life. Connections are made and desire swirls but after an idea goes awry what happens when things are set straight? Will their love hold strong? Or will a rash decision bite someone in the butt?
- Claiming Elsie – Esther E. Schmidt
An unexpected surprise has Elsie wrestling more than just gators in the souvenir shop of Bertie’s Snap and Wrap. Instant attraction causes sparks to fly when Elsie meets Dale, her new co-worker, at the local gator farm. Dale knows the second he meets her that she’s the one for him. The phrase ‘Once bitten, twice shy’ describes Elsie perfectly and an encounter with something worse than a gator has her running for the hills. Except nothing will stop the new gator hunter who is an expert when it comes to hunting down and capturing anything he sets his mind to.
Will Dale’s instincts lead him in the right direction? Will Elsie be able to wrangle her feelings or be bitten again? There’s only one way to find out; step out of those pumps and prepare to get dirty.
- Depay – Esther E. Smidt
Depays life changed the moment he discovered that he was a father. After fighting for custody of Hadley, his now four-year-old daughter, he embraces the changes that he must make to give her the home she deserves; but not until after a tiny slip up leads to one last reckless moment. After a chance meeting turns into a sexy romp, he walks away from the woman to focus solely on his daughter.As a former Russian mob princess, Veronika had never experienced anything like the fleeting moment she had with Depay. Never anticipating that she would see him again, she is unexpectedly forced to track him down to discuss the consequences of their brief but steamy encounter.As a firefighter, you play with flames and hope you wont get burned. But when an arsonist turns to murderer, things are bound to get explosive.
Zo dat was dan een hele rij boeken. Als je door hebt gelezen tot hier (of snel gescrold!) yay! Zoals jullie zien heb ik in januari behoorlijk veel gelezen. Dit komt mede omdat ik ziek was en omdat ik tentamens had. Als ik tentamens heb lees ik vaak boeken die je snel doorleest en niet veel bij na moet denken. De meeste boeken van Ester E. Schmidt zijn bijvoorbeeld vermakend en leuk maar ook simpel en snel te lezen. Niet te dik, waardoor je er als ware doorheen vliegt.
Verder las ik veel van Colleen Hoover, alles in het Engels. Haar boeken raken mij bijna allemaal en blijen ook lang bij je waardoor het een an mijn favoriete schrijfsters is geworden. Verder ben ik eindelijk begonnen met Sarah J. Maas. Eindelijk. Ik heb gekozen voor de luisterboeken tijdens het wandelen en fietsen. Wat een heerlijke boeken en wil ze zeker dit haar ook nog gewoon echt lezen.
Wat hebben jullie allemaal gelezen in januari?
De boeken van Ester E. Schmidt en J.L. Beck heb ik gekregen van de schrijfster. Voor het kopen via mijn affiliatie link ontvang ik een kleine vergoeding van bol.com.