Friday Finds #9

Hey Guys,

Happy Friday. How has your week been? Mine has okay. Not much happening tbh but I am glad for a bit of a chilled week before more University Essays are thrown my direction.
Anyway, today’s post is a Friday Finds post. I have done this lots of times before. All it is is hunting the internet for books (new and old releases) that I would be interested in getting. I mainly add them to my Goodreads Want to Read list and my Amazon Wishlist.
Plus, I realised I haven’t done one of these yet this year and we’re mid-March so it feels like a good time to go hunting – I hope you enjoy ❤

Netgalley:

Never Say Never by Justine Manzano
Brynn is done with love.
After she walks in on her mom doing the horizontal mambo with a man that’s decidedly not her dad, Brynn Stark swears to NEVER fall in love. One of her friends–Val– reveals her true identity–Aphrodite, goddess of love, and promises to show Brynn why she shouldn’t lose faith.
But when Brynn realizes she’s beginning to fall for Adam, Aphrodite’s boyfriend, Brynn’s forced to decide if she’ll choose her goddess-given fate, or risk it all for the wrong-but-right guy.
One thing’s for sure. Love sucks.
And it’s all about to blow up in their faces.

Collided by Anna Ray
There was no description for this on Goodreads and I don’t know if I can share the one provided on Netgalley or not; either way I didn’t pick it up for the blurb, but instead because of the author because I have previously read a book in this series of stand-alones by Anna Ray so when I saw this on Netgalley I requested when I could.

The Kings of Kearny by Navessa Allen
Jakob Larson is going to be the death of me. That’s what I think every time he strides into my bar. The Kings of Kearny run this small Texas town, and Jakob is their chief enforcer. The Viking, they call him. He’s a criminal. As dangerous as he is sexy. The kind of man who makes my inner cavewoman sit up and take notice. Him big. Make strong babies. Bring home mammoth for dinner.
I’m ready to indulge her desires, but just for one night. Unfortunately, Jakob has other plans. Someone in town is breaking one of the cardinal rules set by the leader of The Kings. And Jakob thinks they’re using my grandmother’s nursing home as a front for their illicit activities. Now I’m neck-deep in trouble with him, and every time I think I’ve figured out what’s really going on, Jakob reveals another piece of the puzzle. I need to figure out how far I’m willing to go to protect this town. How far I’m willing to go with Jakob. Because if I fall for him, there’s no going back. No hope for a peaceful ending. But Jakob is the kind of man who makes me think that peaceful is overrated, and that descending into darkness with him could lead to something even better than a Happily Ever After.
(I read Snowed In by Navessa Allen last year and loved it so that was definitely a factor in requesting this.)

Goodreads:

Wait for You by J. Lynn (Aka Jennifer L. Armentrout)
Some things are worth waiting for…
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…

A Touch of Darkness by Scartlett St. Clair
A Modern Hades and Persephone Retelling
Persephone is the Goddess of Spring by title only. The truth is, since she was a little girl, flowers have shriveled at her touch. After moving to New Athens, she hopes to lead an unassuming life disguised as a mortal journalist. Hades, God of the Dead, has built a gambling empire in the mortal world and his favorite bets are rumored to be impossible. After a chance encounter with Hades, Persephone finds herself in a contract with the God of the Dead and the terms are impossible: Persephone must create life in the Underworld or lose her freedom forever. The bet does more than expose Persephone’s failure as a goddess, however. As she struggles to sow the seeds of her freedom, love for the God of the Dead grows—and it’s forbidden.

That’s all for today. I tried to find more but not much was jumping out at me today. That’s probably a good thing though as I’m still drowning in Netgalley reads that I need to get through and finding these only make me want to buy. I hope you have a great weekend, see you on Monday ❤


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