Top 5… Books with a Number in the Title
I wasn’t confident that I would be able to find five books for this weeks prompt over at Devouring Books. I almost cheated by including books from a series or duet that have the same title and ‘Book x’ afterwards. However it turns out I’ve read LOADS of books with a number in the title, and have quite a few more on my TBR list.
I prefer to feature books that I have read, something with which I have more than just a passing acquaintanceship. I have to pay homage to Goodreads search by keyword function on my “Read” list, what an absolute blessing and saving grace that is.
1 – A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart
Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.
I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.
But now he’s back.
I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid.
Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.
One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey brought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.
*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*
2 Three Days by Wendy Smith
Andrew’s wife died in his arms.
Overwhelming grief destroyed him, and led to the crime he committed during his breakdown. After three years in prison, he emerges with nothing and desperately needing to start a new life.
Moving into a boarding house, the last thing he expects to find is love. Maddy’s a whirlwind, taking over his life before he knows it. When he nearly loses her too, he realises he can’t move forward without her.
The second book in the Friends series is about redemption, and how love can be found in the most unexpected places.
3 The Five by Lily White
This is not your average love story…
Every man who meets Rainey wants her. Having lived a life of sex, drugs and manipulation, she is a temptation with far too many secrets.
When psychologist, Justin Redding, is assigned to Rainey’s case, he has no way of knowing the tale of debauchery he will encounter.
On a twisted path of love, loss and murder, Rainey leads Justin through the events of her life.
Death follows Rainey…
Justin fights to discover her secrets…
But will he discover the secret of THE FIVE in time to resist Rainey’s ultimate seduction?
***DISCLAIMER: This book deals with sensitive subject matters that may be upsetting for some readers.
4 Lucky Number Eleven by Adriana Locke
I’ve always been the person that does whatever someone tells me I can’t.
Can’t graduate with a four-point-oh? Check.
Can’t win a modeling contract without trying? Did it. Check.
Can’t make it in the pro football league? Triple check with an MVP Award on top.
When my best friend told me to stay away from his little sister, Layla, it didn’t sound like a challenge. Then again, I’d never seen her before.
He obviously wasn’t thinking about who he was talking to if he believed I could ignore her. I obviously wasn’t thinking of him at all when I fell in love with her either.
Fact of the matter is: I not only fell harder than a quarterback sack on a Sunday night game, but I did us one better. Kind of like that MVP award, only not so shiny. Sort of like my Player of the Year title, except the only thing I’m walking away with is an ex-best friend and a woman that hates my guts.
It’s okay. Just tell me I can’t win her back.
I’m Branch “Lucky” Best and today’s my lucky day.
5 The 1000 Revolution Series by Pippa DaCosta
I know, I’m cheating just a little bit with this last one but having just finished reading the penultimate book I had to include this amazing series.
She is programmed to kill.
He’ll do anything to survive.
Ex-con Captain Caleb Shepperd believes being good is overrated. All he wants is to smuggle illegal cargo through the nine systems and live a prosperous (likely short) life on the wrong side of the law.
But there’s a problem with that plan. The priceless synthetic stowaway on his ship is a distraction he doesn’t need.
Torn between selling her and tossing her out the airlock, Shepperd fails to realize the synth is a killer, and he’s the one locked in her sights.
In a world where only one thousand synthetics were built, synthetic number One Thousand and One should not exist. She is no ordinary synth. Memories locked inside her code could bring Shepperd—and the entire nine systems—to its knees.
Captain Shepperd and the oppressive corporations are about to learn that you can’t hide from the sins of your past, especially when that past has orders to kill.