"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. As I'm a bookaholic, obviously I adore this MEME, so I'm here today salivating over two of the books in my 'to-read' account over at Goodreads.
This week, my "can't-wait-to-read" pre-publication selection that comes out in December is:
Tammara Webber, December 19th
Reid Alexander's life is an open book. His Hollywood celebrity means that everything he does plays out in the public eye. Every relationship, every error in judgment is analyzed by strangers. His latest mistake totaled his car, destroyed a house and landed him in the hospital. Now his PR team is working overtime to salvage his image. One thing is clear—this is one predicament he won’t escape without paying for it.
Dori Cantrell is a genuine humanitarian—the outward opposite of everything Reid is about. When his DUI plea bargain lands him under her community service supervision, she proves unimpressed with his status and indifferent to his proximity, and he soon wants nothing more than to knock her off of her pedestal and prove she's human.
Counting the days until his month of service is over, Dori struggles to ignore his wicked magnetic pull while shocking him with her ability to see past his celebrity and challenging him to see his own wasted potential. But Dori has secrets of her own, safely locked away until one night turns her entire world upside down. Suddenly their only hope for connection and redemption hinges on one choice: whether or not to have faith in each other.
Okay, I absolutely LOVED the first two books in this series! And yes, they ended exactly as they should (#TeamGraham!), but I've always had a soft spot for Reid and I'm soo excited to see him get his own story here. What can I say, I'm a sucker for bad boys who can be redeemed :-)
And this week's 2012 "can't-wait-to-read" pre-publication selection:
Jenny Lundquist, March 20th 2012, ALADDIN MIX
Calliope Meadow Anderson wishes her life could be more of a fairy tale—just like the stories she writes. Her best friend, Ellen, is acting weird, her parent's marriage is falling apart, and to top things off, she found out she needs hideously large and geeky glasses.
But Callie soon learns they aren't just any glasses—they are magical and let her read people's thoughts. For the first time ever she's answering all the questions right in math class, and gets a glimpse of what goes through people's minds all day, including what Ellen—and her longtime crush—really think of her.
As if dealing with these crazy glasses weren't enough, Callie tries out for the lead in her school's production of Cinderella and actually gets the part. Instead, Callie chooses to let Ellen have the lead and be Ellen's understudy—just like she has done for their entire friendship.
Add in a new girl who has something to hide, a secret admirer, a best friend stealer who isn't what she seems, and Callie's year just went from ordinary to extraordinary.
Can this supporting actress learn to be a leading lady in her own life? Or is she destined to stay in the background forever—even with her super-freaky-magic glasses?
I'm also a sucker for quirky, fun contemporaries that have everyday girls doing some amazing things, and realizing their own self worth. The good old "Coming of Age" type story but with an off beat, magical twist. And Cinderella? Come on, that has to be one of the best fairy tales of all time! As soon as I heard about this story I said, "yes, please" and quickly added it to my to-read shelf. Come on, you know you want to, too. :-)
Q4U: Got any other recommendations for my to-read shelf? What are you counting down the days to read this week?