So it's been a weird weather week. Last weekend my oldest was wearing shorts and by Tuesday I was having to hose off my car to get the ice off. Of course I live on the shady side of the street so my neighbors are looking at our side of the street like we've lost it! lol It finally warmed up to about 62 today which felt downright tropical!
Shopping for Christmas is almost done. Just a couple of little things for the girls' stockings and we're good to go. Such an awesomely wonderful feeling! *big sigh*
So I started out my reading week with a bang. I read Flat Out Sexy by Erin McCarthy and can I just say, I love her books! Seriously. Her books just give me that warm fuzzy feeling and they make me smile in their simplicity. I really loved this book about a widow and a younger man. So good.
Next was The Lady and The Dragon by Shelley Bradley. From what I understand this was her first book (please correct me if I'm wrong). At first it almost felt that things were strained in the writing, at least for me, but they soon loosened up and I really enjoyed the story. Cute story about a stowaway on a privateer's ship and what happens on the ship, after she gets to the Bahama's and then gets home.
After that I read Zen and the Art of Vampires by Katie MacAlister which I really liked a lot. You can see my review below.
Last on the list was A Bride for His Convenience by Edith Layton. This was an incredibly hard book for me to read. The hero was obviously marrying for convenience - a marquis marrying a commoner who's father was as wealthy as Midas - but he was just such an ass. I'm sure the author meant for him to be redeemed and for the reader to love him, but it never quite got to that point. He was....less vile in the end but that's about all I can say about him. The heroine fell for him so I guess that's all that mattered! lol Here's an example of why I disliked him.
He had gone into his wife's room (I can't remember if they'd actually consummated the marriage yet, which it took them a while to do) and she was upset about something. He came in and had a conversation with her. When she had fallen asleep:
He'd comforted her; that had been his errand. He'd have done the same for a young pup he'd taken into his house. Anyone who knew social animals knew how lonely it was for one who'd been taken from the familiar comfort of all the ther warm bodies in its litter to lie alone.'
I'm not sure why this got to me so much. Just him comparing her to a dog - even in comfort - just made me dislike him even more. I almost stopped reading about 230 or so pages in but then I felt that I had invested so much time (because I kept sitting the book down and picking it back up) that I thought I needed to finish it. Stupid, I know. And a waste of time.
Anyway, not much reading going on this week and probably not a whole lot this next one with Christmas and all.
Have a great week! Happy Reading!
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