Happy (Belated) Mother's Day to all of you mom's out there! I hope you had a wonderful day!
Vegas was a blast. We had a great time. We went to see
So my youngest is now enrolled in Taekwondo and my oldest is taking a jazz class. My life will never be the same! lol Between taking them to classes and rushing around on those nights I might go a little nutty. But they're happy little campers so it's all worth it. With the classes and the weekend I didn't read that much at all:
My first read was a book for The Book Binge: Mastering the Marquess by Vanessa Kelly. I'll let you know when the review posts.
My next read was Lover Avenged by JR Ward and I liked it. I'll give it 4 out of 5 stars. Yep, I would. I honestly didn't know what to expect after the last few books in the series but I think Ward got a little bit more romance in this one and it was deeply appreciated! As we've seen lately with Ward there are many story lines going at once but I have to say that none of them made me want to skim. Bonus!
Rehv's story was good. He had met a nurse at Havers' clinic some time ago and had been attracted to her and when they finally more or less start seeing each other he starts to really take a look at his life as the amoral vamp/sympath he is. He wants to tell Ehlena to hit the trail because he knows he's not good enough for her but he just can't keep himself away. Ehlena was a very strong woman and although she seemed at times all "goodness and light" she was a tough cookie. The fact that she could take Rehvenge for the man he is really made me like her a lot.
Then there was Wrath's story of blindness. He'd been losing his sight for years but it finally called it quits for good and the story was more or less him dealing with his blindness. But it went further than that...he had to deal with what it meant for him as a man, but also what it meant for him as a king and I very much enjoyed his parts of the book. We also got to see a bit of interaction with Wrath and Payne and that was, hopefully, more of an introduction for her into future books.
John Matthew and Xhex's parts of the story were, for me, heart breaking. Yes, JM was feeling sorry for himself but it just was killing me while I read. I hope to heaven the next book is theirs - I think it will be.
There were some smaller parts with regard to Tohrment and Lassiter and Tohr getting his head on straight, finally. All I can say is it's about damn time.
Lash's parts of the story were less interesting, but still kept my attention. He's just one sick fuck and I hope he dies a slow painful death. ha.
My Tracy's TBR Challenge book and my last read for the week (I know, don't fall over cuz I only read 2 novels and a novella!) was a novella by Lorie O'Clare called Elements Unbound. This is book 1 in the Malta Werewolves series. I have to be honest - I only chose to read this one because it was the shortest book on my ereader and there was another book I wanted to start right away - but I didn't want to crap out on my challenge! I know, good reason, huh? lol
Anyway, while this was the first book in the series I'm not sure I'll read the rest. This was the story of Bruno and his becoming Alpha of the Malta pack and claiming his queen, Renee. It was an erotic tale so there was plenty of sex but there wasn't enough story for me to truly enjoy it- which was disappointing since I normally like Lorie's stories. 3 out of 5 stars