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Sunday, January 8, 2012

Mailbox Monday (Jan 9, 2012)

 Mailbox Monday will be hosted in December by Alyce at At Home With Books.  In My Mailbox is hosted Sundays at The Story Siren. Please visit these posts and take a look at what packages everybody else got this week! 

I have had a slow start to the new year, but have received one book for review and three that I have won from giveaways.

The Jerk Magnet
by Melody Carlson

When Chelsea Martin's future stepmother helps her transform from gawky and geeky into the hottest girl at her new school, Chelsea is pretty sure it's the best thing that ever happened to her.  But her hot new look has a downside.  She's attracting lots of guys who all have one thing in common:  they're jerks.  Oh, and stealing the attention of all the guys in school doesn't exactly make her BFF material for the girls.

Finally a great guy catches her eye.  But he's the only one around who doesn't give her a second glance.  Can Chelsea come up with a plan to get his attention?  Or will her new image ruin everything?

Pregnant Pause
by Han Nolan
Okay, I'm pregnant, and so here's what I'm scared about.  What if my kid turns out to be a mass murderer?  You know, one of those kids who shoots half the school, then shoots himself?  Or maybe a drug dealer, or really, just -- just what if my kid lies to me, or sneaks out a window to go see her boyfriend, or gets pregnant at sixteen like me?  I'd hate to have me for a kid.
Eleanor Crowe has a mind of her own, and nobody gets away with bossing her around.  She usually makes decisions based on who she can piss off most, although that hasn't always worked out so well.  Now she's pregnant and sixteen -- and her opinion doesn't seem to matter to everyone who's trying to tell her what to do.
But as Elly's delivery date approaches, she has more questions than answers.  Is she being punished for being such a rotten daughter?  Does she really love this boy she married?  And what's she going to do with this baby?  Being headstrong got her into this mess. . .maybe now it can get her out of it.  But is that what she really wants?

I won these next 2 books plus a Book Lover's 2012 Calendar from Mary at Bookhounds
Season for Temptation
by Theresa Romain

Two sisters. . .
Julia Herington is overjoyed when her stepsister, Louisa, becomes engaged -- to a viscount, no less.  Louisa's only hesitation is living a life under the ton's critical gaze.  But with his wry wit and unconventional ideas, Julia feels James is perfect for Louisa.  She can only hope to find a man like him for herself.  Exactly like him, in fact. . .

One choice. . .
As the new Viscount Matheson, James wished to marry quickly and secure his title.  Kind, intelligent Louisa seemed a suitable bride. . .until he met her stepsister.  Julia is impetuous -- and irresistible.  Pledged to one sister, yet captivated by another, what is he to do?  As Christmas and the whirl of the London season approach, James may be caught in a most scandalous conundrum, one that only true love, a bit of spiritous punch -- and a twist of fate -- will solve. . .

Tis the Season to be Sinful
by Adrienne Basso

The season for surprises. . .
Juliet Wentworth knew what she was getting into:  a marriage of convenience that will save her estate and protect her family long into the future.  But she wasn't expecting to find the passion of a lifetime in her new husband's arms.  After just one night, Juliet knows a marriage in name only will never be enough. . .

The season for seduction. . .
Richard Harper's beautiful new bride has him reeling with desire -- and running for cover.  After all, falling in love was never part of the bargain.  Yet when Christmastime celebrations bring him back to their country manor and back into Juliet's arms, Richard finds his wife is determined -- and all too able -- to win over his heart, one kiss at a time. . .

What books came home to you this week?


Mystica said...

The cover of your last book is delightfully sinful! enjoy them all.

bermudaonion said...

I had a slow week, too, but that was fine by me. Congratulations on your wins and enjoy your new books!

Anonymous said...

Excellent haul! Hope you enjoy the pretties!
My IMM:http://mochalattereads.blogspot.com/2012/01/in-my-mailbox40.html
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Lucia (iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books) said...

Nice haul this week! Pregnant Pause looks hilarious!

Happy Reading!
iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

You have a nice variety here...should make for intriguing reading. Enjoy!


Brooke from The Bluestocking Guide said...

On several occasions I have felt like a jerk magnet.

Here is mine

Tribute Books Mama said...

Nice wins, enjoy! your mailbox.


Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

Congrats on all your wins, Kristi! My mailbox is slow too but I always have enough to keep me reading.

Alyce said...

The pregnant pause book sounds like it could be a good one, especially for teens.


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