Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lusting for Covers (211)

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Here's my candidate for the week:

Finally Found You by Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication Date: June 23rd, 2015 
Series: Tempting Signs, 4
Genre: Contemporary Romance

The moment Presley Mackenzie walks into her kitchen only to find her boyfriend in a sweaty encounter with another woman on her kitchen counter, she vows to give up men forever. Between her testosterone-heavy day job in the gaming world, her broken heart, and her need to grow into her own shoes, dating just isn't important.

Mason Sutton not only just got dumped by the woman he thought he'd spend the rest of his life with, but now he finds himself healing beside the woman his brother cheated on. He's spent his entire life living in his brother's shadow only to find himself wanting the one woman he can't have.

As Presley and Mason soothe each other's hurts, they find themselves falling for each other even as they fight it. But as they learn to forgive and fall in love, their pasts come back to haunt them and the future they thought they could have starts to crumble before it can take hold. 

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I love the soft colors around the edges and the black and white for the couple. But what I like the most is the heroine -- the model is not stick thin. :)

Carrie always has great covers; she's been featured on L4C a lot! 

I'll be reviewing this one closer to its release date. 

Kame's Pick:

Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (April 7, 2015)
Series: The Roosevelt, 1
Genre: M/M Contemporary Romance

Normal is just a setting on the dryer. 

High school graduate Jeremey Samson is looking forward to burying his head under the covers and sleeping until it’s time to leave for college. Then a tornado named Emmet Washington enters his life. The double major in math and computer science is handsome, forward, wicked smart, interested in dating Jeremey—and he’s autistic.

But Jeremey doesn’t judge him for that. He’s too busy judging himself, as are his parents, who don’t believe in things like clinical depression. When his untreated illness reaches a critical breaking point, Emmet is the white knight who rescues him and brings him along as a roommate to The Roosevelt, a quirky new assisted living facility nearby.

As Jeremey finds his feet at The Roosevelt, Emmet slowly begins to believe he can be loved for the man he is behind the autism. But before he can trust enough to fall head over heels, he must trust his own conviction that friendship is a healing force, and love can overcome any obstacle.

Warning: Contains characters obsessed with trains and counting, positive representations of autism and mental illness, a very dark moment, and Elwood Blues.

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Kame: Okay – this isn’t my thing but love this cover...

TBQ: It's a beautiful cover. I'm kind of tempted to try it myself. :)

Pat's Pick:

Holding Strong by Lori Foster
Publisher: HQN Books (March 31, 2015)
Series: Ultimate, 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance

An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster's irresistible new novel 

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn't share. That's why he's been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry's about to need more than she knows… 

Denver's combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she's been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can't hide behind a carefree facade. Because the man by her side is one who'll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she'll trust him enough to let him…

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Pat: Love those "slightly hairy" chests! 

TBQ: I approve! :)

What cover are you currently lusting for? Tell me, I want to know! Follow the directions above on how to post your own Lusting for Covers, and leave a comment telling me what you think of the covers for Finally Found You, Carry the Ocean, and Holding Strong?


Until Next Time,


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KAMEBookReview said...

ooo - Pat I have that book to review!
TBQ - I do like the coloring on that cover
Mine is on NG - TBQ - give it a try....

The_Book_Queen said...

:) After you sent the pick, I did request and was approved. I have no control when it comes to NG. LOL

Lover Of Romance said...

I just love the top one...that post is just so sensual and intimate, and I love the mix of green and gray.

Melody May said...

Pat's pick is my favorite. Yum, yum.

Sophia Rose said...

I am very taken with Kame's cover choice. So different and eyecatching.

But a couple caught up in each other and a seriously hard hardbody both are totally lust worthy.

The_Book_Queen said...

:) We try to provide a variety to drool over! lol

Wickedly Delicious said...

The first two are interesting and different covers. Lori's is yummy. Love them all. Got so distracted yesterday taking down Christmas decoration then organizing my bins. Felt good and all ready for next year and should be easier. Sorry did put my link up yesterday.

The_Book_Queen said...

Pft, you know there's no need to apologize -- L4C has no deadline! :)

I so need to do that. I'm more of the shove it all in a box then regret it the following year when I can't find anything. LOL Maybe I'll learn one of these years. :)

Anna@herding cats&burning soup said...

Oooo Pat. Good pick! I would NOT mind a little bit of that. Yum!

The_Book_Queen said...

Hehe. He's definitely worth staring at a bit . . . :)

Red Iza said...

Posting only today ! Love your choices : the first one is sexy, the second original and beautiful (love the sea !) and the blurb is catchy, and my hands are reaching for the third all by themselves lol ;)

The_Book_Queen said...

Hm, I wonder why the grabby hands . . . . :D