My friends! How are you? How was your week? Whatcha up to? Tell me everything.
So as I said in my post a few days ago it was a nutty week and I didn't post much - hopefully that will change for the upcoming week.
Talking to Christine earlier this past week and discussing our massive TBR's I made a decision. The decision is that since I tend to ignore older books on my tbr (not intentionally there are just so many good ones that get released that I tend to forget the poor lonely ones on my shelves) I'm going to try to read 1 book a week that has been on my shelf for 3 months or longer. And there are plenty to choose from. The keyword here is try. We'll see how it works out.
My girls went to one of the local high schools yesterday and they had a 3 hour cheer clinic with a little demonstration at the end. It was so cute and the girls had a great time. They now want to be cheerleaders and learn how to do all the acrobatics that go with it. We'll see how they feel about it when they get into high school which is a while away now...thank heavens.
My youngest was sick this past Monday so that gave me plenty of time to read as she slept most of the day while I was home with her. I thanked her for being ill on a Monday since I had already cleaned the house on the weekend I didn't have chores to do and could relax.
First up was Desire Unchained by Larissa Ione. Great book. I loved it and couldn't put it down. Luckily I didn't have to. If you haven't started the series yet you should do so now. lol I liked the first book but this was fabulous and I can't wait until the next one -and luckily we don't have to wait long since it comes out on March 31, 2009.
Next up was Slave by Cheryl Brooks. After reading Ms. Moonlight's review and seeing that Jenb loved it as well I decided to dive in. I'm sorry to say that this one just didn't work for me. It was a good story and that's what kept me reading but there were several things that just rubbed me wrong. It's a first person pov which I'm not a fan of but have read some really great books lately that have it so I was open to it. This was an great example of why I don't like them. The endless thinking and self examination in the book was driving me slightly batty. Captain Jack wasn't a character that I enjoyed and having only her pov was frustrating at times. I wanted to get to know the male character, Cat, more as well but that didn't happen - couldn't happen with the pov. There were a few other things that didn't appeal to me but I'll stop there. :)
After that I read Collision Course by K.A. Mitchell. I really liked this book a lot. A great m/m story of Aaron, an independent paramedic and Joey, a accident prone man who seems to go through men like bottles of water. I thought the story was wonderfully well written, the sex was hot and the characters were likable.
Next I read Delicious by Sherry Thomas and it was just that...delicious. I loved it. I read some reviews when it first came out last fall and they were definitely mixed on the like/dislike scale. I'm definitely in the like category. A wonderful story of love found and then lost and then found again. I found myself smiling for a couple of hours after I read the last page.
Cowgirl Up and Ride by Lorelei James was my next read. This is book 3 in her Rough Riders series. The story of AJ who has been in love with Cord since she was a little girl. While it was more like hero worship when she was a kid now that she's an adult she's got her eye on the prize. But with Cord pretty much off relationships after his wife left him AJ has to be satisfied with just sex. Oh darn. lol Fortunately there was a good story in here as well as all that sex and I also got to know the rest of Cord's extended family. I'm axious to read more.
Amber Eyes by Maya Banks was my next book. Good book - I'll post a review this week.
Angels' Pawn by Nalini Singh was next. The prequel to Angels' Blood was great. It left me with some great questions about Ashwini but I have no doubt that Nalini will answer them eventually. And Janvier? omg - totally hot vamp. lol
Kiss of Fate by Deborah Cooke is one I read for The Book Binge so I'll let you know when my review posts.
Last was Phantom Lover by Rebecca York that I read for the Year of the Category Challenge so you won't get that review until next week, sorry. :)
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