Top Five Books On My Winter TBR

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November 28: Top Five Books On My Winter TBR

Okay, not going to lie I haven’t kept my self updated with new releases or even attempted to look at my TBR list. I had one for last winter though. After looking at them I realized I really need to get on it, these books hold promise.


1.  Worth Any Cost  The last book in the Gaming the System series. I enjoyed the series immensely and its so satisfying witnessing the completion of a series you enjoyed. Coming full circle with Adam and Mia after all they’ve been through is great.


2. Echoes in Death The In Death Series have got to be one of my all time favorite series. Period. I am so behind, but I like to think that I’m not behind so much as just waiting to feed my habit once I’ve amassed a good number of the books on my shelf.



3.  The Cad and the Co-ed The Rugby series by L.H. Cosway is hilarious, I guarantee you will laugh within the first 5 chapters of the first book.



4. Safe Bet Monica Murphy was a great new author I came across sometime last year or the year before, she hasn’t disappointed me yet. This is the 4th book in The Rules series though.



5. Cole  I find that Tijan is a hit or miss author. I somewhat liked the Fallen Crest High series, so while the premise of Cole looks interesting I’m not sure I’ll fully enjoy it.





Ever since junior high and an ill-fated game of seven minutes in heaven, Rikki Eisendrath and Sam Payne have hated each others’ guts. But when they end up at the same college—and the same dorm—they figure it’s time to declare a truce.

They even become friends… sort of. But when Sam asks Rikki to model for his sculpting project, they start spending more time together—and her feelings for him get more complicated.

She tries to focus on the guy she’s been crushing on instead. But Sam’s the one she can’t stop thinking about, even though their arguments are starting to heat up as much as the chemistry between them.

With antagonism and attraction this intense, there’s bound to be an explosion. But when the dust settles, will Sam and Rikki be enemies, friends… or something more?

Series: Hart University #1

Genre: NA, Romance, Contemporary, Academic – College, YA

Source: Goodreads


I haven’t read a coming of age romance in years. This being the first in a while, it was sweet, nothing overtly sexual but romantic and patient. It was lovely.
I loved that they connected intellectually, that they were each other’s first in many ways; it would be great to see their lives a few years into the future. I think when a love blossoms from seven minutes in Heaven in junior high, its bound to last.
It would have been great to get a dual POV but for a coming of age romance, it made sense that we were stuck in the mind of adolescent virgin who can’t grasp the concept of sexual frustration or apparently her own feelings.

Overall, I would recommend. I know there are other books in the series but other than Tansim, the development of the secondary characters wasn’t enough to draw me into the series as a whole.