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Pick It For Me Challenge: May 2018

If you’ve been following us for some time, you may remember our monthly Pick It for Me challenges on our GoodReads group.  We always had a lot of fun doing them but had to stop them some time ago.  Recently, we were trying to push books on each other and decided to bring this back in a modified way.  Each month one of us girls at UTC will pick a random book for another one to read.  The next month, we will do a mini review and give you guys the opportunity to win one of those three books.  Check out the giveaway at the end of this post!  Feel free to follow along and read one of these three as well this month!




Suzanne’s pick for Francesca…

Pick It For Me Challenge: May 2018
Book Info

Released: April 12 2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Friend-Zoned #1

Nikolai Leokov never thought he'd fall in love with the only girl he's ever befriended.

Valentina Tomic has issues with commitment after the ultimate betrayal.

When Tina decides to make broody Nik's day better, she never thought she would end up friends with the hard man.

Nik has never had a woman be so affectionate to him without expecting something in return.

Nik and Tina cordially invite you to read Friend-zoned.

A story of friendship, humour and love.

Francesca’s pick for Annie…

Pick It For Me Challenge: May 2018
Single Malt
Book Info

Released: February 27th 2017
Genre: LGBT
Series: Agents Irish and Whiskey #1

The heart’s a resilient beast

Eight months after the car crash that changed everything, FBI agent Aidan Talley is back at work. New department, new case and a new partner. Smart, athletic and handsome, Jameson Walker is twelve years his junior. Even if Aidan was ready to move on—and he's not—Jamie is off-limits.

Jamie's lusted after Aidan for three years, and the chance to work with San Francisco's top agent directly is too good to pass up. Aidan is prickly—to put it mildly—but a growing cyber threat soon proves Jamie's skills invaluable.

Jamie's talents paint a target on his back, and Aidan is determined to protect him. But with hack after hack threatening a high-security biocontainment facility, time is running out to thwart a deadly terrorist attack. They'll have to filter out distractions, on the case and in their partnership, to identify the real enemy, solve the case and save thousands of lives, including their own.

This book is approximately 68,000 words

Annie’s pick for Suzanne…

Pick It For Me Challenge: May 2018
Kindling the Moon
Book Info

Released: June 28, 2011
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Series: Arcadia Bell #1
Published by Pocket Books
Pages: 358

Meet Arcadia Bell: bartender, renegade magician, fugitive from the law. . . .

Being the spawn of two infamous occultists (and alleged murderers) isn’t easy, but freewheeling magician Arcadia “Cady” Bell knows how to make the best of a crummy situation. After hiding out for seven years, she’s carved an incognito niche for herself slinging drinks at the demon-friendly Tambuku Tiki Lounge.

But she receives an ultimatum when unexpected surveillance footage of her notorious parents surfaces: either prove their innocence or surrender herself. Unfortunately, the only witness to the crimes was an elusive Æthyric demon, and Cady has no idea how to find it. She teams up with Lon Butler, an enigmatic demonologist with a special talent for sexual spells and an arcane library of priceless stolen grimoires. Their research soon escalates into a storm of conflict involving missing police evidence, the decadent Hellfire Club, a ruthless bounty hunter, and a powerful occult society that operates way outside the law. If Cady can’t clear her family name soon, she’ll be forced to sacrifice her own life . . . and no amount of running will save her this time.


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Joanna M

All of your picks sound good reads. I’d like to read them all =D

Kathy Valentine

Some really awesome picks!!! Can’t wait to see what each of you thinks!! I have all these books on my tbr gr list!! Shared on all my socials!!


I loved Kindling The Moon!
Glad you brought back Pick it for me. Always fun to see what you pick for each other.

Sophia Rose

That’s neat that the book worked out for Suzanne with its different take on an age gap situation. I still want to try the Cindy Gerard books, but good to know some of the older ones feel dated. Oh, good, I was hoping the Maria Vale wolves were good ones. I spotted the second book in the series and it sounded good. Both Layla’s and Jenn’s series are on my wish list for eventually so I’ll look forward to seeing what you think.


I love arcadia bell!….enjoy

Amy R

I’m glad Suzanne like All the Ugly and Wonderful Things. I haven’t read any of the May books but I added Single Malt and Kindling The Moon to my wishlist.

Betul E.

Friend-Zoned and Arcadia Bell series are AMAZING! Great picks ladies!


Thanks for sharing your thoughts. This post reminds me that I’ve had Friend-Zoned for years and haven’t read it as yet, now to remember which box set it’s in