Hey there! How are you? I'm totally exhausted from kid school projects, kids having friends over and friggin Chuck E. Cheese. Who invented that place? I need to go beat them up. lol Yes, the kids had fun but damn! Loud, exhausting and expensive!
So, that being said I'm going to do an abbreviated version of my weekly post and not do pictures or links. I know, it's horrible but I just don't have the energy. Sorry. Ok - I posted 1 picture for your enjoyment cuz it was alread on my computer!
First up was Honeymoon Castaways by Dawn Halliday. Cheese with a little wine. lol A couple gets stranded on a deserted island on the way to their honeymoon and the pilot of the plane, the grooms best friend, is also obviously stranded. Menage follows. Not a bad book but I just can't see it happening in a million years. Maybe I live in a cave. Not sure. Novella
Next was The Wolf's Sister by R.F. Long. Also a novella (I read a lot of those this week) about a princess running from her psycho brother and the warrior she runs into. This was great. I read this on Amy C.'s recommendation and I'm looking forward to reading more of Long's work.
Then I read A Toy For Two by Jennifer Cole for The Book Binge. Another novella - I'll let you know when my review posts. (It was apparently menage week at my house...for books - get your minds out of the gutter!)
On Lori's rec I read What Mattered Most by Linda Winfree. This was a book about a man who was living with his pregnant girlfriend but believed he was in love with his ex-partner (he's a cop). Wow - what an emotional rollercoaster. Good story but I felt at some points that the antagonism that the heroine had for the hero was going on a little too long.
Next was Angels' Blood by Nalini Singh. Loved it. It was fabulous. See review below. I loved all the characters in this book - the vamps, the humans and the angels. She's just hands down one of my favorite authors.
Next novella was Sweet Dreams by Jenny Penn. This was an odd little story but not bad. This is book 1 in The Cowboys' Curse. The oldest brother in a family of 6 boys sleeps around on his girlfriend. The girlfriends sister puts a curse on the brothers. Apparently the books will go on where the curse will be handed down, or really up in this case, so that all the bros. get it. This story was the story of the youngest brothers, twins, Shawn and Trent. Trent is a complete ass and needs no woman according to him. Shawn's slightly better but not a ton. They get cursed and need to have their soul mate fall in love with them in order to break it. It was a funny/strange story but it did have it's good parts. (again, menage) There was one scene toward the end that pissed me off to no end and the book didn't really have a actual conclusion which kind of sucked - but I'll probably still see what the next has to offer.
The Devil Wears Tartan by Karen Ranney I read for The Book Binge. I'll let you know when the review posts.
And last but not least...Secrets of A Summer Night by Lisa Kleypas. I did it. I've been saying that I would start the Wallflower series for I don't know how long and I finally did it. And it was wonderful which I knew it would be. I loved this book. I liked Annabelle and Simon and *sigh* it was great. The ankle boots - omg. And the chess game. Such simple parts of the book but so significant in the long run. Makes my heart go all squishy. lol I'll be reading book 2 soon.
Ok - that's it. Sorry for the non colorful post but what can I say? It happens from time to time. :)
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