Friday, 27 December 2013

Books I am looking forward to in 2014

This year is almost over and I had such a great time reading lovely books. Reviews for those are still scheduled ;).
Now here are a few books I am very excited about in 2014. 

  • The Accidental Life of Jessie Jefferon by Paige Toon out on the 30iest of January

I've read all the Paige Toon books this year and I fell in love with them. Her writing is so gripping and beautiful. After having read Johnny's Girl I got even more excited about her first YA book coming out and I can't wait to read about Johnny and Meg again, my favorite couple. Read the blurb of the book here:

The first YA fiction novel, from the bestselling adult author Paige Toon.
Meet Jessie, the daughter of Johnny Jefferson, as featured in Johnny Be Good and Baby Be Mine…
My fifteenth birthday was the worst day of my life, and it's inconceivable to think that any single day in my future will ever be as bad. My mum was killed in a freak accident on her way to pick up my cake. Even when there was still no sign of her after two hours later, and my friends started to arrive at our house, it never occurred to me that she wouldn't be coming back.
That was six months ago. My mum died without telling me who my real dad was. And for a while I hated her for it. I thought she's taken the secret of my father's identity with her forever. But she didn't. Holy hell, she didn't. Because three weeks ago I found out the truth. And I'm still reeling from the shock of it. My dad is none other than Johnny Jefferson, mega famous rock star and one-time serial womaniser. And now I'm on my way to LA to meet him and his family.
My tiny little world has just got a whole lot bigger…

  • Thirteen Weddings by Paige Toon out on the 8th of May
And another Paige Toon book coming out in 2014, this is awesome. The description sounds great and I can't wait to read about Bronte and her adventours. Here is wait Paige has to say about it: 

"My next chick-lit book is about a wedding photographer who falls in love with a groom. The star is Bronte, who you first heard about in Pictures of Lily (she was the editorial assistant Lily covered for when she worked at Marbles magazine in Sydney). So expect plenty of Ben and Lily updates!"

  • It Felt Like a Kiss by Sarra Manning out on the 30iest of January 
This is the first Sarra Manning book that caught my eyes. The cover is amazing. I read the blurb and knew I had to read it next year. See for yourselves: 

Ellie manages a swank Mayfair gallery, but it’s her life that’s a real work of art. Great job, really good hair, loyal friends, loving family. It’s only her succession of lame duck boyfriends that ruin the picture.

Oh, and the world-famous rock-star father she’s never met, who won’t even acknowledge her existence.

Then Ellie’s perfect life is smashed to pieces when her secret is sold to the highest bidder and her name, face (and pictures of her bottom) are splashed across the tabloids. Suddenly everyone thinks she’s a gold-digging, sex-crazy, famewhore.

Enter David Gold. Charming and handsome David Gold. On paper he’s even more perfect than Ellie, if only he wasn’t her father’s ruthlessly ambitious lawyer whose job is to manage the crisis – and her. He certainly doesn’t think that Ellie’s the innocent party and she doesn’t trust him at all. So why is it that every time they’re alone together, damage limitation is the last thing on their minds?

  • A Place to Call Home by Carole Matthews out on the 9th of January
Carole Matthews is a brilliant writer, I enjoyed every single one of her books this year, especially Calling Mrs Christmas. And this next one sounds wonderful too:

In the dead of night, Ayesha takes her daughter, Sabina, and slips quietly from her home, leaving behind a life of full of pain. Boarding a coach to London, all Ayesha wants is a fresh start.

Hayden, a former popstar, has kept himself hidden away for years. He's only opened up his home to two people - Crystal, a professional dancer with a heart of gold, and Joy, an ill-tempered retiree with a soft spot for waifs and strays.

When Crystal asks Hayden if Ayesha and Sabina can stay with them, he reluctantly agrees and, as different as they may be, they quickly form an unlikely bond. So when enemies threaten their peaceful home, they will do all they can to save it and each other.

Uplifting and emotional, this is a novel of new beginnings, of discovering love and of finding A Place to Call Home.

  • The One Plus One by Jojo Moyes out on the 27th of January

Reading Me Before You made me fall in love with Jojo's writing. Can't wait to read this. Here is the blurb:

One single mum
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. And sometimes you take risks you shouldn't. Because you have to . . .

One chaotic family
Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone.
Sometimes Jess feels like they're sinking . . .

One handsome stranger
Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help . . .

One unexpected love story
The One Plus One is a captivating and unconventional romance from Jojo Moyes about two lost souls meeting in the most unlikely circumstances.

  • You’re the One that I Want by Giovanna Fletcher out on the 22nd of May

Giovanna wrote a beautiful debut novel with Billy and Me, I loved it. I am curious what comes next. read about her next book here:  

A new novel from the author of Billy and Me about love and the unbreakable bonds of friendship.
 Maddy, Ben and Rob have been inseparable since they met in the school playground at nine years old. They've always been a threesome and it seems nothing could get in the way of their friendship.

But what Maddy doesn't know is that Ben has always been in love with her. And what Ben doesn't know is that Rob and Maddy have begun to fall in love with each other . . .
As their friendship irrevocably changes Ben keeps his broken heart a secret for the sake of his two friends. But when Rob and Maddy's love turns sour, can Ben continue to say nothing? And will Maddy have to choose between the two best men she knows?
  • Written in the Stars by Ali Harris out on the 5th of June
I loved The First Last Kiss, such an emotional, moving and heart breaking story. Ali is a talented writer, excited to read more.

Bea Bishop is horrible at making decisions. Forget big life ones, even everyday choices seem to paralyse her. She's learned to live with this because experience has taught her that it doesn't matter what you do, no one has the power to control destiny. Anyone who believes they can is a fool.
But as her wedding day approaches, her years of indecision are weighing heavily on her, and she can't help but wonder, 'What if, what if, what if….'
What if she hadn't upped sticks and moved to London? What if she hadn't grabbed the first job that came along and settled down with the first guy who showed an interest? But all of her questions are silenced when she slips while walking down the aisle and is knocked unconscious. In this split second her life splits into two: in one existence, Bea flees back down the aisle and out of the church. In the other she glides blissfully towards her intended.
But which story will lead to her happily ever after?

  • Suddenly Last Summer by Sarah Morgan out on the 24th of June
One of my favorite books this year was Sleigh Bells in the Snow, I fell in love with the story, the characters and especially Sarah's writing. The scenes and landscapes became real and I liked the romantic scenes as well. When I heard there will be more about the O'Neil brothers I got really excited. Can't wait to read this one!!!

Bestselling author Sarah Morgan delivers another irresistible hero in her O'Neil Brothers series who's more tempting than dessert and twice as sinful!

Fiery French chef Élise Philippe is having a seriously bad day. Not only have the opening day plans for her beloved café fallen apart, but Sean O'Neil is back in town, and looking more delectable than ever. Last summer, they shared an electrifying night together…and the memories have Élise really struggling to stick to her one-night-only rule! Her head knows that eventually Sean will be leaving, so all she can do is try to ignore her heart before she spontaneously combusts with lust.

Being back in Vermont—even temporarily—is surgeon Sean O'Neil's worst nightmare. For Sean, returning home to the Snow Crystal Resort means being forced to confront the reasons and the guilt he feels about rejecting his family's rural lifestyle years ago. But discovering that Élise has settled in Vermont and still sets his blood racing is a very welcome distraction! Thinking he can persuade her into a replay of last summer is tempting, but remembering how good they are together is going to make walking away more difficult than he could imagine…

  • Maybe This Christmas by Sarah Morgan out in November 2014
And this will be the third book about the O'Neil brothers. Yay!!! ♥ ♥ 

  • Scarlett Bailey with Poldore #2 in Summer 2014
That's not the really title, don't worry. Scarlett tweeted that she is writing this story ;) I loved Just for Christmas so much and I can't wait to read more about Poldore and it's inhabitants.

I am also very excited for more books by Melissa Hill, Lindsey Kelk, Milly Johnson and Miranda Dickinson.
So that was it for today, hope you all liked it.

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