Happy Sunday (night)!
I kept meaning to post this earlier today but real life got in the way. My oldest has her state project due tomorrow and we were putting the finishing touches on her display board and her speech. Hopefully she'll ace this one...I think she will.
The hubby's b-day gathering with my family was fun. Everyone was late so we were starving by the time everyone got here. I swear I need to tell my family to arrive at least a 1/2 hour earlier than everyone else. Of course when they're the only one's attending... What's a body to do?
And I just opened my email and got one from Kelley Armstrong! Holy shit if that's not enough to put icing on the cake of a great weekend, I don't know what is! lol She was just letting me know I'd won one of her books on DIK but dang - that's very cool! If you didn't get a chance to read her posts this past Thursday, Friday and Saturday you should - they were great.
I didn't post it last week cuz there was so much going on but if you want to read my review on Bound and Determined by Shayla Black you can do so here.
Ok - so I didn't feel like I read that much this week but when I stopped and looked at the list I guess I did. 5 were short stories so they don't really count as 5 - just 1 novella, really. lol
So my first read of the week was Coyote's Mate by Lora Leigh. Book 112 in the Breed series...ok, not that many but the latest. I liked the story but yet I didn't. It hurt my heart. Truly it did. I thought that the heroine held onto her anger way too long but she finally let it go and saved herself nicely. Then the hero did something uber retarded...and frankly the way his character was written he should have friggin known better. He knew the score on soooooo many things - things other didn't - in fact he made it his job to know. The fact that he pulled this thing and supposedly didn't know what would happen was too unlikely for me - and I'm a damned forgiving reader. It made it just an ok read for me in the end. I still liked the series though and I'm looking forward to Cabal's book.
Next up was The Prodigal Daughter by Jeffrey Archer for my re-read challenge. I'll post my review on Tuesday. Oh and I'm only 2 weeks into the TBR challenge that I gave myself and I've fucked up already. This one has been on my shelf for so long I'm counting this as my re-read and my TBR. Yeah, I suck! lol (the book is so old I couldn't even find a decent picture for it!)
Next were 4 short stories by Amber Kell...the Moon Pack Series - Attracting Anthony, Baiting Ben, Courting Calvin and & Denying Dare (all m/m stories). I read about these at Kris 'n' Good Books and since I like novellas and shorts I picked them up and read them quite quickly. While they weren't the best shifter stories I've read...since out of the 4 shorts only 2 people actually shift, but they were cute. I had some issues with editing and words left out & giggling men (which is never my favorite) but other than that they were ok.
When I was buying the Moon Pack series from All Romance ebooks I got a free short called Friends with Benefits by Cat Johnson. A very short story about a couple who've known each other since 8th grade and just recently have become friends with benefits. However when one of them sleeps with someone else (they weren't exclusive) then the female of the pair starts to look at her feelings about the relationship. Cute short read. Heroine a tad annoying but she was ok.
Gorgeous as Sin by Susan Johnson I read for The Book Binge. I'll let you know when my review is posted.
Last but not least was Temptation Ridge by Robyn Carr. Good book. For the most part I really liked it. It was a little syrupy in parts but overall a good story with a lot going on...which is one of the things I love about the series. I have to admit that when I closed the book I said "awwwww" lol
I hope you all have a wonderful week!