🌼 Hi, my beautiful bookish people, I hope you’re having an INCREDIBLE day, and you’re enjoying your current readings!.❤️ I can’t believe we’re already in June, time really flies away, it’s crazy.
Today I bring you, as you can read in the title, my TBR for the Smutathon Round 3, I think everyone knows it, but just in case, I’ll tell you a little about it. This is a Read-a-thon that runs from today, June 3 until June 9, is hosted by Riley (Riley Marie) & Lainey (gingerreadslainey) and consists of reading Adult sexy/smutty/hottie romance books. 👏🏻 This is round number 3, I’ve never participated before, or because I never found out on time or because I’ve been too busy and although this week I have to do a few things, because it’s my boyfriend’s birthday in the middle of the read-a-thon, I’ve decided to push myself and try anyway cause I REALLY want to. 😊 I think it will be super fun, I haven’t read a romance in a long time, and I’ve already accumulated a good amount in my TBR, so I think it’s the perfect time to go for them and I also think it will be refreshing, you know I love my fantasy and It will always be my favorite genre, but I also used to enjoy romance a lot and I feel like I’ve been neglecting it for a few years and I realized that I need it back. It will be a lot of fun, for sure, the girls have created a Twitter account where they’ll be uploading all about the rea-a-thon and also we can all share our readings with the hashtag #Smutathon, so we can all talk about what are we reading, and that makes it much more interactive and entertaining, so I LOVE it! 💕
I’ll leave you here also links to Riley and Lainey‘s TBRs, so you can check what they will be reading 🌼
Before starting, I wanted to tell you that I’ll post a normal monthly TBR, but I’ll be posting it once this read-a-thon finish, because I don’t want to just throw all here at once because that makes me very anxious, so I’ll go for parts, first I’ll enjoy the Smutathon experience and then I’ll tell you my plans for the rest of the month, I have a few ARCs and other things but you find out next week ❤️
🌟 What’s new in this Smutathon round is that we have at our disposal a bingo board with all the prompts that we can follow, it’s not necessary to do them ALL, but you can mold it to your liking, and do the ones you like the most or if you’re a little bold you can try a book for each one, in my case I have 5 books to read this week, I’ve tried to fulfill most of the prompts, but I’ve doubled up and even tripled up, so that will be like my goal for the read-a-thon. If I can’t finish with all of them, it doesn’t bother me at all, I’m very excited to live the Smutathon experience for the first time, so my main plan is having fun and maybe I find some good readings 😍 🌟
🌼 Vicious (Sinners of Saint #1) by L.J. Shen 🌼
Bad Boy/Bad Girl || One Word Title || Forbidden Romance
They say love and hate are the same feelings experienced under different circumstances, and it’s true.The man who comes to me in my dreams also haunts me in my nightmares. He is a brilliant lawyer. A skilled criminal. A beautiful liar. A bully and a savior, a monster and a lover.
Ten years ago, he made me run away from the small town where we lived. Now, he came for me in New York, and he isn’t leaving until he takes me with him.
She is a starving artist. Pretty and evasive like cherry blossom. Ten years ago, she barged into my life unannounced and turned everything upside down. She paid the price.
Emilia LeBlanc is completely off-limits, my best friend’s ex-girlfriend. The woman who knows my darkest secret, and the daughter of the cheap Help we hired to take care of our estate. That should deter me from chasing her, but it doesn’t. So she hates me. Big fucking deal. She better get used to me.
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🌼 The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren 🌼
Different Worlds || Vacation Romance || Enemies to Lovers
Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.
Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.
Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.
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🌼 Treasure by Rebekah Weatherspoon 🌼
LGBTQ+ || Author of Color || Finish a Book in a Day
Her sister’s bachelorette party is the highlight of a miserable year for Alexis Chambers, but once her bridesmaid’s dress is packed away, she’s back to coping with her life as a once popular athlete and violinist turned loner and the focus of her parents’ disappointment. She isn’t expecting much from her freshman year of college until she finds herself sharing a class with Treasure, the gorgeous stripper from her sister’s party.
Trisha Hamilton has finally gotten the credits and the money together to transfer to a four-year university. Between classes, studying, and her job as a stripper, she has little time for a social life, until she runs into the adorably shy baby butch from the club. Trisha can’t seem to hide her feelings for Alexis, even when Trisha discovers what she has been through, but will Alexis have the strength to be just as fearless about their new love?
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🌼 The Kiss Quotient (The Kiss Quotient #1) by Helen Hoang 🌼
Fake Dating || New to you Author
A heartwarming and refreshing debut novel that proves one thing: there’s not enough data in the world to predict what will make your heart tick.
Stella Lane thinks math is the only thing that unites the universe. She comes up with algorithms to predict customer purchases — a job that has given her more money than she knows what to do with, and way less experience in the dating department than the average thirty-year-old.
It doesn’t help that Stella has Asperger’s and French kissing reminds her of a shark getting its teeth cleaned by pilot fish. Her conclusion: she needs lots of practice — with a professional. Which is why she hires escort Michael Phan. The Vietnamese and Swedish stunner can’t afford to turn down Stella’s offer, and agrees to help her check off all the boxes on her lesson plan — from foreplay to more-than-missionary position…
Before long, Stella not only learns to appreciate his kisses, but to crave all the other things he’s making her feel. Soon, their no-nonsense partnership starts making a strange kind of sense. And the pattern that emerges will convince Stella that love is the best kind of logic…
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🌼 Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren 🌼
Our of your Comfort Zone || Take Place in a Foreign Country || Friends to Lovers
Hazel Camille Bradford knows she’s a lot to take—and frankly, most men aren’t up to the challenge. If her army of pets and thrill for the absurd don’t send them running, her lack of filter means she’ll say exactly the wrong thing in a delicate moment. Their loss. She’s a good soul in search of honest fun.
Josh Im has known Hazel since college, where her zany playfulness proved completely incompatible with his mellow restraint. From the first night they met—when she gracelessly threw up on his shoes—to when she sent him an unintelligible email while in a post-surgical haze, Josh has always thought of Hazel more as a spectacle than a peer. But now, ten years later, after a cheating girlfriend has turned his life upside down, going out with Hazel is a breath of fresh air.
Not that Josh and Hazel date. At least, not each other. Because setting each other up on progressively terrible double blind dates means there’s nothing between them…right?
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So here is my TBR, I’ll not talk about each one separately because I honestly chose all of them for recommendations from you and reviews that I’ve read, and also are quite popular so I’m dying to try them. The only one who I’ll not be doing is “Second Chance” but it’s fine because anyway these books already cover a large part of the bingo board so I’m happy with what I have!!! 💞
🌈 I don’t want to say goodbye yet without wishing a very HAPPY PRIDE MONTH to all the beautiful members of the LGBTQ + community, you’re seen, you’re loved and you have a lot to be proud of 🌈