Top Ten Tuesday: I Need To Read These Books Like Now!

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books On My Spring TBR, or as I like to call it I Need to Read These Books Like Now! All book blurbs are courtesy of Goodreads.


22055480 1. Save Me, Kurt Cobain by Jenny Manzer

What if you discovered that Kurt Cobain is not only alive, but might be your real father? This nuanced and bittersweet YA debut will keep you guessing until the end.

Nico Cavan has been adrift since her mother vanished when she was four—maternal abandonment isn’t exactly something you can just get over. Staying invisible at school is how she copes—that and listening to alt music and summoning spirits on the Ouija board with her best friend and co-conspirator in sarcasm, Obe. But when a chance discovery opens a window onto her mom’s wild past, it sparks an idea in her brain that takes hold and won’t let go.

On a ferry departing Seattle, Nico encounters a slight blond guy with piercing blue eyes wearing a hooded jacket. Something in her heart tells her that this feeling she has might actually be the truth, so she follows him to a remote cabin in the Pacific Northwest. When she is stranded there by a winter storm, fear and darkness collide, and the only one who can save Nico might just be herself.


17378527 2. The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater

The fourth and final installment in the spellbinding series from the irrepressible, #1 New York Times bestselling author Maggie Stiefvater.

All her life, Blue has been warned that she will cause her true love’s death. She doesn’t believe in true love and never thought this would be a problem, but as her life becomes caught up in the strange and sinister world of the Raven Boys, she’s not so sure anymore.

In a starred review for Blue Lily, Lily Blue, Kirkus Reviews declared: “Expect this truly one-of-a-kind series to come to a thundering close.”


25663637 3. When We Collided by Emery Lord

Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them.

Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. Their love is the answer to everything. But soon Vivi’s zest for life falters, as her adventurousness becomes true danger-seeking. Jonah tries to keep her safe, but there’s something important Vivi hasn’t told him.


26030697 4. Fellside by M.R. Carey

The unmissable and highly anticipated new literary thriller from the author of the international phenomenon The Girl with all the Gifts.

Fellside is a maximum security prison on the edge of the Yorkshire Moors. It’s not the kind of place you’d want to end up. But it’s where Jess Moulson could be spending the rest of her life.

It’s a place where even the walls whisper.

And one voice belongs to a little boy with a message for Jess.

Will she listen?


 

17876897 5. One with You by Sylvia Day

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.

Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.

But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free … or break us apart.

Heartbreakingly and seductively poignant, One with You is the breathlessly awaited finale to the Crossfire® saga, the searing love story that has captivated millions of readers worldwide.


28185836 6. Good Girl by Lauren Layne

Jenny Dawson moved to Nashville to write music, not get famous. But when her latest record goes double platinum, Jenny’s suddenly one of the town’s biggest stars—and the center of a tabloid scandal connecting her with a pop star she’s barely even met. With paparazzi tracking her every move, Jenny flees to a remote mansion in Louisiana to write her next album. The only hiccup is the unexpected presence of a brooding young caretaker named Noah, whose foul mouth and snap judgments lead to constant bickering—and serious heat.

Noah really should tell Jenny that he’s Preston Noah Maxwell Walcott, the owner of the estate where the feisty country singer has made her spoiled self at home. But the charade gives Noah a much-needed break from his own troubles, and before long, their verbal sparring is indistinguishable from foreplay. But as sizzling nights give way to quiet pillow talk, Noah begins to realize that Jenny’s almost as complicated as he is. To fit into each other’s lives, they’ll need the courage to face their problems together—before the outside world catches up to them.


26115812 7. The Season of You & Me by Robin Constantine

Cassidy Emmerich is reeling from a sudden, humiliating breakup. The last thing she wants to do is stick around and be reminded of her ex everywhere she goes. On impulse, she decides to spend the summer with her father and his family at their Jersey Shore bed-and-breakfast. A different scene and a new job working as a camp counselor seem like the perfect recipe for forgetting Gavin as quickly as possible—not to mention for avoiding him until he leaves for college.

Bryan Lakewood is sick of nevers. You’ll never walk. You’ll never surf. You’ll never slow dance with a girl and have her put her head on your shoulder. Last year he made one false move—now he’s paralyzed and needs to use a wheelchair. But this summer, he’s back at his camp job and is determined to reclaim his independence—and his confidence.

Cass is expecting two months of healing her broken heart.

Bryan is expecting a summer of tough adjustments.

Neither is expecting to fall in love.


EH AMazon8. Elastic Hearts by Claire Contreras

Victor Reuben.
Most sought out divorce attorney in LA.

Nicole Alessi.
Soon to be ex-wife of Hollywood’s biggest star, Victor’s latest client and his boss’s daughter.

In such a high profile divorce, they can’t afford any extra drama. Luckily, neither one of them has anything to hide.
Unless you count the mind blowing sex they had…
Once…
Twice…
Three times all those years ago.

As long as they leave the past where it belongs, they’ll be fine. But with her wearing those tight dresses and him giving her those heated glances, keeping their hands to themselves is proving to be more difficult than either one of them realized.

It won’t be long before the paparazzi start to smell smoke, and where there’s smoke…


Nobody But You (Cedar Ridge, #3) 9. Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis

SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN…

After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.


26259196 10. Porn Star by Laurelin Paige and Sierra Simone

You know me.

Come on, you know you do.

Maybe you pretend you don’t. Maybe you clear your browser history religiously. Maybe you pretend to be aghast whenever someone even mentions the word porn in your presence.

But the truth is that you do know me.

Everybody knows Logan O’Toole, world famous porn star.

Except then Devi Dare pops into my world, and pretty soon I’m doing things that aren’t like me—like texting her with flirty banter and creating an entire web porn series just so I can get to star in her bed. Again. And again.

With Devi, my entire universe shifts, and the more time I spend with her, the more I realize that Logan O’Toole isn’t the guy I thought he was.

So maybe I’m not the guy you thought I was either.


Are of these on your spring TBR list?

 

 

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: I Love You/I Hate You

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Characters Everyone Loves But I Just Don’t Get or Ten Characters I LOVE But Others Seem To Dislike. I’m going to split the topic into 5 for each this time.


Five Characters I Love But Others Hate

1. Jacob Black, The Twilight Saga

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He may not have ended up with the girl, but it doesn’t matter to me. For some reason, New Moon endeared him to me. Plus, he’s LIVING.

2. Garrett Graham, The Deal

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Joey explained to me all of the reasons Garrett is a horrible love interest and I have to admit he’s kind of onto something, but I can’t help it. I love me some Garrett Graham!

3. Miles Archer, Ugly Love

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Miles can be a complete douchebag. I’m willing to look past it because of the reasons behind his douchebaggery.

4. Amy Dunne, Gone Girl

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She was an evil bitch, but dang she was crafty!

5. Ridge & Sidney, Maybe Someday

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I combined these two because you wouldn’t hate them if it wasn’t for their relationship with each other. I don’t condone what they did, but I still love them together.


Five Characters Everyone Loves But I Don’t Get

1. Edward, Twilight

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Edward is DEAD. He literally sucks the life out of people. I wouldn’t want him for my boyfriend. I don’t hate him or anything, but I don’t love him. (Sorry, Jesse! I know I said I’d leave your bae alone, but I had a hard time thinking of characters to pick. Please forgive me! 😉 )

2. Four, Divergent

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I don’t know. I just didn’t connect with Four. There’s nothing especially bad or good about him to me. He’s just kind of blah.

3. Cricket, Lola and the Boy Next Door

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I loved Lola, but I thought Cricket was kind of lame.

4. Peeta and/or Gale, The Hunger Games

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I never rooted for either of these guys. Peeta just seemed too bland compared to Katniss and she never truly saw Gale as more than a friend. There’s no reason to be Team Gale or Team Peeta.

5. Étienne St. Clair, Anna and the French Kiss

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I don’t get why everyone is so gaga over St. Clair. I don’t want to spoil it for those people who haven’t read it, but I didn’t think he was a stand up guy. Maybe it would have helped if some of his point of view would have been included. Probably not.

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood To “Score”

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For X. Since there’s so many great sports romances out there, I decided to make it Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood To “Score”. Or, Ten Books To Read If You Are In The Mood For Sexy Athletes. I’m also not just stopping at books. I’m including series. And there may be a lot few more than ten…


HOCKEY PLAYERS

1.The Off-Campus Series by Elle Kennedy

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2. The Ivy Years Series by Sarina Bowen

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3. Him Series by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy 

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4. Chinooks Hockey Team Series by Rachel Gibson

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5. Roommates by Erin Leigh

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FOOTBALL PLAYERS

6. Waiting on the Sidelines Series by Ginger Scott

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7. Bad Boys of Football Series by Bella Andre

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8. Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

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BASEBALL PLAYERS

9. Let Me Be The One (Sullivans #6) by Bella Andre

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10. This is Falling by Ginger Scott

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11. Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally

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12. Pacific Heat Series by Jill Shalvis

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FIGHTERS

13. The Hurricane Series by R.J. Prescott

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14. 5th Street Series by Elizabeth Reyes 

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15. Knockout Love Series by Kelley R. Martin 

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16. Wayward Fighters Series by J.C. Valentine

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17. Maybe This Time by Chantel Fernando

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VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS

18. Blocked by Jennifer Lane

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BASKETBALL PLAYERS

19.Wild Reckless by Ginger Scott

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SKIERS/SNOWBOARDERS

20. Gravity Series by Sarina Bowen

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SOCCER PLAYERS

21. S.O.B. by J.C. Valentine

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SKATEBOARDERS

22. Kick Push by Jay McLean

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MOTOCROSS RIDERS

23. Blindness by Ginger Scott

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Top Ten Tuesday: It Wasn’t a Contemporary Romance, But I Still Loved It

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Ten Book I Enjoyed Recently (last yearish) That Weren’t My Typical Genre/Type of Book (or that was out of your comfort zone). Or as I like to call it, It Wasn’t a Contemporary Romance, But I Still Loved It.

Here are ten non contemporary romance books I loved reading this past year.


1. Six of Crows

Leigh Bardugo

Fantasy

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2. A Monster Calls

Patrick Ness

Fantasy/Horror

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3. Sugar Skulls

Lisa Mantchev, Glenn Dallas

Dystopian

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4. The Nightingale

Kristin Hannah

Historical

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5. The Forgotten Room

Karen White, Beatriz Williams, Lauren Willig

Historical

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6. Red Queen

Victoria Aveyard

Dystopian

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7. Yes, My Accent is Real…

Kunal Nayyar

Memoir

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8. Nine Minutes

Beth Flynn

Psychological Thriller

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9. The Ghosts of Heaven

Marcus Sedgwick

Historical

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10. Pivot Point

Kasie West

Fantasy

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Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is all about music & books. My post will be on the Ten Songs I Wish Were Books. I’m picking songs that I think would make a great story. I’ll also through in a quick idea of what the book could be about.


1. Just A Friend

Biz Markie

This song is all about the drama of a guy who finds out the girl he’s trying to date just has a “friend”. I thought that would make for a fun story. Maybe someone at the girl’s school could console him and it could be a story about their relationship.

Have you ever met a girl that you tried to date

But a year to make love she wanted you to wait
Let me tell ya a story of my situation
I was talkin’ to this girl from the U.S. nation
The way that I met her was on tour at a concert
She had long hair and a short miniskirt
I just got onstage drippin’, pourin’ with sweat
I was walkin’ through the crowd and guess who I met
I whispered in her ear, “Come to the picture booth
So I can ask you some questions to see if you are a hundred proof”
I asked her her name, she said blah-blah-blah
She had 9/10 pants and a very big bra
I took a couple of flicks and she was enthused
I said, “How do you like the show?”
She said, “I was very amused”
I started throwin’ bass, she started throwin’ back mid-range
But when I sprung the question, she acted kind of strange
Then when I asked, “Do ya have a man, ” she tried to pretend
She said, “No I don’t, I only have a friend”
Come on, I’m not even goin’ for it
This is what I’m goin’ sing

You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend

So I took blah-blah’s word for it at this time
I thought just havin’ a friend couldn’t be no crime
‘Cause I have friends and that’s a fact
Like Agnes, Agatha, Germaine, and Jack
Forget about that, let’s go into the story
About a girl named blah-blah-blah that adored me
So we started talkin’, getttin’ familiar
Spendin’ a lot of time so we can build up
A relationship or some understanding
I was gonna be in the future we was plannin’
Everything sounded so dandy and sweet
I had no idea I was in for a treat
After this was established, everything was cool
The tour was over and she went back to school
I called every day to see how she was doin’
Everytime that I called her it seemed somethin’ was brewin’
I called her room a guy picked up, and then I called again
I said, “Yo, who was that?” “Oh, he’s just a friend”
Don’t gimme that, don’t ever gimme that
Jus’ bust this

You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend

So I came to her college on a surprise visit
To see my girl that was so exquisite
It was a school day, I knew she was there
The first semester of the school year
I went to a gate to ask where was her dorm
This guy made me fill out a visitor’s form
He told me where it was and I as on my way
To see my baby doll, I was happy to say
I arrrived in front of the dormitory
Yo, could you tell me where is door three?
They showed me where it was for the moment
I didn’t know I was in for such an event
So I came to her room and opened the door
Oh, snap! Guess what I saw?
A fella tongue-kissin’ my girl in the mouth,
I was so in shock my heart went down south
So please listen to the message that I say
Don’t ever talk to a girl who says she just has a friend


2. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You

Heart

A woman has a one night stand to give her husband the child they so desperately want. years later, she runs into the one night stand — with the child. Can you say drama?

It was a rainy night when
he came into sight
Standing by the road, no umbrella,
no coat
So I pulled up along side and
I offered him a ride
He accepted with a smile
so we drove for a while
I didn’t ask him his name,
this lonely boy in the rain
Fate tell me it’s right,
is this love at first sight

All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will
You want me too
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

So we found this hotel,
it was a place I knew well
We made magic that night.
Oh, he did everything right
He brought the woman out of me,
so many times, easily
And in the morning when he woke all
I left him was a note
I told him
“I am the flower you are the seed”
We walked in the garden
we planted a tree
Don’t try to find me,
please don’t you dare
Just live in my memory,
you’ll always be there

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

Oh, oooh, we made love
Love like strangers
All night long
We made love

Then it happened one day,
we came round the same way
You can imagine his surprise
when he saw his own eyes
I said “please, please understand
I’m in love with another man
And what he couldn’t give me
was the one little thing that you can”

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will, you want me too

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long


3. On My Mind

Ellie Goulding

This song could inspire so many different stories! There are a lot of possibilities based on the lyrics. A girl doing a guy wrong. A girl who just wants to a casual relationship but then finds out the guy wants more. I could go on and on.

Oh, oh
Uh-oh-oh-oh
Eh

It’s a little blurry how the whole thing started
I don’t even really know what you intended
Thought that you were cute and you could make me jealous
Poured it down, so I poured it down
Next thing that I know I’m in a hotel with you
You were talking deep like it was mad love to you
You wanted my heart but I just liked your tattoos
Poured it down, so I poured it down

And now I don’t understand it
You don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth
And I know I shouldn’t say it
But my heart don’t understand

Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind

I always hear, always hear them talking
Talking ’bout a girl, ’bout a girl with my name
Saying that I hurt you but I still don’t get it
You didn’t love me, no, not really
Wait
I could have really liked you
I’ll bet, I’ll bet that’s why I keep on thinking ’bout you
It’s a shame (shame), you said I was good
So I poured it down, so I poured it down

And now I don’t understand it
You don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth
And I know I shouldn’t say it
But my heart don’t understand

Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mi-i-i-i-ind

You got yourself in a dangerous zone
Cause we both have the fear, fear of being alone

And I still don’t understand it
You don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth
And my heart don’t understand it
Understand it, understand it

Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind

Uh, uh, uh, uh


4. Cry Me a River

Justin Timberlake

A guy finds out he gets cheated on and finds out. Then, he falls in love with a gorgeous actress…

You were my sun
You were my earth
But you didn’t know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance
And made other plans
But I bet you didn’t think that they would come crashing down, no

You don’t have to say, what you did,
I already know, I found out from him
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
And don’t it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn
To cry, cry me a river
Cry me a river-er
Cry me a river
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

I know that they say
That somethings are better left unsaid
It wasn’t like you only talked to him and you know it
(Don’t act like you don’t know it)
All of these things people told me
Keep messing with my head
(Messing with my head)
You should’ve picked honesty
Then you may not have blown it
(Yea..)

You don’t have to say, what you did,
(Don’t have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don’t it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
(All alone)
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
(When you call me on the phone)
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
(I’m not like them baby)
Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn
(It’s your turn)
To cry, cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be… leaving

You don’t have to say, what you did,
(Don’t have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don’t it make you sad about it

Cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river
(You can go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Cause I’ve already cried)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea
(Ain’t gonna cry no more, yea-yea)

Cry me a river
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh

Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)

Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)


5. You Belong to Me

Taylor Swift

Best friends to lovers? Yes, please.

You’re on the phone with your girlfriend
She’s upset
She’s going off about something that you said
‘Cause she doesn’t get your humor like I do
I’m in my room
It’s a typical Tuesday night
I’m listening to the kind of music she doesn’t like
And she’ll never know your story like I do’

But she wears short skirts
I wear T-shirts
She’s cheer captain
And I’m on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what you’re looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see I’m the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can’t you see
You belong with me
You belong with me

Walkin’ the streets with you and your worn-out jeans
I can’t help thinking this is how it ought to be
Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself
Hey isn’t this easy

And you’ve got a smile that could light up this whole town
I haven’t seen it in a while since she brought you down
You say your fine
I know you better then that
Hey what you doing with a girl like that

She wears high heels
I wear sneakers
She’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what what you’re looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see that I’m the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can’t you see
You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know
Baby, you belong with me
You belong with me

Oh, I remember you drivin’ to my house in the middle of the night
I’m the one who makes you laugh
When you know you’re about to cry
And I know your favorite songs
And you tell me about your dreams
I think I know where you belong
I think I know it’s with me

Can’t you see that I’m the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can’t you see
You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door
All this time
How could you not know
Baby you belong with me
You belong with me

You belong with me
Have you ever thought just maybe
You belong with me
You belong with me


6. One

Ed Sheeran

A girl is engaged to one guy, but still has feelings for another. The other guy begs her not to get married and be with him.

Tell me that you turned down the man
Who asked for your hand
‘Cause you’re waiting for me
And I know, you’re gonna be away a while
But I’ve got no plans at all to leave

And would you take away my hopes and dreams and just stay with me?

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
‘Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
[Regular version:] Just promise me, you’ll never leave again
[Acoustic version:] Just promise me, you’ll always be a friend
‘Cause you are the only one

Take my hand and my
Heart and soul, I will
Only have these eyes for you
And you know, everything changes but
We’ll be strangers if we see this through
You could stay within these walls and bleed
Or just stay with me
Oh lord, now

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
‘Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you’ll always be a friend
‘Cause you are the only one

I’m stumbling off drunk, getting myself lost
I am so gone, so tell me the way home
I listen to sad songs, singing about love
And where it goes wrong

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
‘Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you’ll always be a friend
‘Cause you are the only one


7.  Ex to See

Sam Hunt

A guy and girl are using each other to make their exes jealous but end up falling in love.

Well there ain’t enough smoke in my eyes
To hide the kinda games you’re trying to play
Honey don’t you act so surprised
You know exactly what I’m bout to say
You kiss my lips, like you mean it
But you ain’t that slick

Everywhere we go you keep looking around
Fixing your make up like its about to go down
And he walks in, it all makes sense
Suddenly you’re climbing all up next to me, next to me
I ain’t no fool, you rascal you
You don’t want me, you just want your ex to see, ex to see
Woahh woahhh woahh ohhh

So thats why when I pick you up
You always want me to drive your car
So I can leave mine at your house
And he can wonder where you are
You’re right here
Looking sexy whispering in my ear

Everywhere we go you keep looking around
Fixing your make up like its about to go down
And he walks in, it all makes sense
Suddenly you’re climbing all up next to me, next to me
I ain’t no fool, you rascal you
You don’t want me you just want your ex to see, ex to see
Woahh oh woah oh woah ohhh oh

Girl you look kinda cute, called out
You’re making it hard to have hard feelings for you now
So hey, did he really do you wrong
Hmm
I guess I can play along
I guess I can play along
He walks in, it all makes sense
Suddenly you’re climbing all up next to me, next to me
I ain’t no fool, you rascal you
Girl come here and kiss me
I just want your ex to see
Woahh oh woah oh woahhh
I just want your ex to see
Ex to see, ex to see


8. Somewhere on a Beach

Dierks Bentley

A guy’s girlfriend breaks up with him, so he goes on vacation and meets an awesome girl.

Bet you think I'm sitting at home, no!
Bet you think that I'm all alone, no!
Bet you think I'm missing you and wishing you would call my phone,
Hell, no!
I went wheels up on a runway
And that ticket was a long way
I'm somewhere on a beach
Sipping something strong,
Got a new girl, she got it going on
We drink all day, and party all night
I'm way too good to have you on my mind
Well, she got a body and she's naughty,
and she got me like you ain't never got me
Getting sun, getting sun, and I ain't slept in a week
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.
Heard you called my boys,
Heard you called my folks
They said you drove by my house real slow
You can check every spot, roll down every road
But girl, I ain't even close
I'm somewhere on a beach
Sipping something strong,
Got a new girl, she got it going on
We drink all day, and party all night
I'm way too good to have you on my mind
Well, she got a body and she's naughty,
and she got me like you ain't never got me
Getting sun, getting sun, and I ain't slept in a week
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.
I wish it could've worked out
But I'm gettin' over you now,
On a beach towel
With my shades on
My drink's up
And the sun's out
Huh! somewhere on a beach!
[guitars break]
I'm somewhere on a beach
Sipping something strong,
Got a new girl, she got it going on
We drink all day, and party all night
I'm way too good to have you on my mind
Well, she got a body and she's naughty,
and she got me like you ain't never got me
Getting sun, getting sun, and I ain't slept in a week
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach


9. Jack & Diane

John Mellencamp

I just want to know more about Jack and Diane.

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growin’ up in the heartland
Jackie gonna be a football star
Diane debutante backseat of Jackie’s car

Suckin’ on chili dogs outside the tastee freeze
Diane’s sittin’ on Jackie’s lap
He’s got his hand between her knees
Jackie say, hey, Diane
Let’s run off behind a shady trees
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please
Say a

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Say a
Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
They walk on

Jackie sits back
Reflects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head
And does his best James Dean
Well you know, Diane
We oughta run off to the city
Diane says, baby
You ain’t missin’ nuth-in
Jackie, say-a

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone

Gonna let it rock
Let it roll
Let the Bible Belt come
And save my soul
Hold on to sixteen as long as you can
Changes come around real soon
Make us women and men

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids done the best they can


10. Single for the Summer

Sam Hunt

A guy breaks up with his girlfriend because he wants to have fun. Turns out he can’t get her out of his mind.

The new years getting older, the February roses are withered away
The sun keeps getting closer, sinking a little slower everyday
Ooo it’s getting louder at the lights, music clashing in the street, moon shining on the parking lot dolls
Tanned legs in the nights, sliding out of the sea, stilettos at the crosswalk
I graduated but every year in May I get that ‘schools out’ feeling
I feel it creeping in every day’s a weekend and I’m drowning in the freedom

[Chorus:]
Blame it on the bikinis, party girls, and martinis and the sunshine
Private school daughters that never go under water, keeping their hair just right
I know in September, I’m a remember how much I love her
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer

I’ve gone off the deep end, the company I’m keeping is messing me up
The good girls at home sleeping, while I’m out creeping til the sun comes up
Ooo I’ve got my phone faced down, and my hair combed back, riding round getting good at the game
Saying the wrong things right, chasing midtown girls holding hands and forgetting their names
I graduated but every year in May I get that ‘schools out’ feeling
Don’t wanna leave and pretend that I’m not a cheater and I can’t help leaving

[Chorus:]
Blame it on the bikinis, party girls, and martinis and the sunshine
Private school daughters that never go under water keeping their hair just right
I know in September, I’m a remember how much I love her
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer
All of these pretty young thangs (pretty young thangs)
Can make you forget a goodbye’s sad
Tryin’ to make a good guy bad

[Chorus:]
Blame it on the bikinis, party girls, and martinis and the sunshine
Private school daughters that never go under water keeping their hair just right
I know in September, I’m a remember how much I love her
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer

Why do I love all of these city girls
Why do I love all of these city girls
Why do I love all of these city girls with pretty eyes, down on Demonbreun
Broken hearted rich girls, the debutantes, the small town runaways
All dolled up at the bar, with debit cards, they don’t know how pretty they are
City girls, city girls


Would you want to read any of these books?

Top Ten Tuesday: Bad Boys, Bad Boys…

 

…What’cha gonna do? What’cha gonna do when they come for you?

Come on, you know you were singing that classic Inner Circle song when you read my title. I was. But this Top Ten Tuesday post is not about the type of bad boys you see on that Cops TV show. No, these bad boys aren’t hoodlums. These bad boys are bad in an entirely different way. A sexy way.

This week, The Broke and the Bookish‘s original Top Ten Tuesday weekly theme is  a  Valentine’s Day themed freebie! In honor of the overly commercialized holiday of love, I decided to go with the theme: Ten Bad Boys Who Are Oh So Good.  So grab a piece of chocolate and get ready to swoon over some sexy bad boys.


Ten Bad Boys Who Are Oh So Good

2450077510. Owen Harper, Wild Reckless

He may a high school senior, but Owen has being bad down to a science. Good thing he’s gorgeous and a star basketball player.

 

 


 

17788401 9. Miles Archer, Ugly Love

This pilot is a bad boy in the sense that he doesn’t do love, just sex. But underneath that bad boy exterior, he’s got heart.

 

 


 

 8. Slater Vaughn, You Really Got Me

You can’t have a bad boy list without including at least one musician. Slate Vaughn is your typical rock star, hooking up with random chicks on tour. All of that changes when he finds the right woman.

 


 

233540737. Cormac “the Hurricane” O’Connell, The Hurricane

This undefeated fighter is bad to the bone — until he meets shy Emily McCarthy.

 


 

18375518 6. Reid Knox, Maybe This Time

He’s wild, protective, secretive, brooding, Brooding, temperamental and guarded. He’s also got a sexy scar and a rock hard body.

 


 

24920901 5. Garrett Graham, The Deal

I’m a sucker for a womanizing hockey player with a hot body who falls for a smart chick. What can I say?

 

 


 

18520167 4. Declan Whitmore, Down and Out

He’s a fighter who owns his own gym. He’s also super loyal and overprotective.

 

 


 

27252717  3. Dean Di-Laurentis, The Score

Another hockey player…who’s even more of a player than his teammate Garrett Graham. Dean’s down for whatever sexually. He knows he’s hot and isn’t afraid to let it show. But the right woman might just be even hotter than that ménage à trois.

 

 


 

Rebel 2. Rebel, Rebel

Rebel is the strong and silent type. His silence and lack of words amp up his sexiness. Not to mention, he’s got some hot tattoos and runs a successful business.

 

 


 

23253863 1. Grizz, Nine Minutes

Yes, once again Nine Minutes is a #1 on my list. Grizz is the ultimate bad boy. How could any guy beat out a hot motorcycle gang member? Dude’s killed people!

 

 


 

So, what do you think? Are these bad boys hot? Who would you add to my list?

 

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Favorite Historical Book Settings

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/ Ten Historical Settings You’d Love To See or Top Futuristic Books You Love/Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books — basically this week is all about the past or the future….spin it however you choose! This was a hard one for me. I don’t read a ton of historical novels or ones set in the future. But I’m going to try my best and so my choice for this week is Ten Favorite Historical Book Settings.


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1. Charleston, South Carolina

The Tradd Street Series by Karen White


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2. World War II Paris, France

Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosney


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3. World War II France (entire country)

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah


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4. 1960’s Civil Rights Movement Era Mississippi

The Help by Kathryn Stockett


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5. 1960’s Civil Rights Movement Era New Orleans, Louisiana

Dollbaby by Laura Lane McNeal


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6. 1870’s United States

Little House Collection by Laura Ingalls Wilder

 


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7. World War II Germany

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


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8. 1893 Chinese colonial town of Melaka, Malaya (Malaysia)

The Ghost Bride by Yangsze Choo


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9. World War II Guernsey Island, United Kingdom

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows


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10. Beaufort, South Carolina

The Sound of Glass by Karen White


 

What are your favorite historical settings?