Another late post but this one wasn't my fault...no, really, it wasn't! We were having computer problems at home and things were wonky. Our back-up recovery drive wasn't working and it was pretty much not letting us do anything else. So. Frustrating.
Anyway, I read a lot this week and read some pretty darned good books:
First up: How could I end last week's reading with It Happened One Autumn and not immediately pick up The Devil In Winter by Lisa Kleypas? I couldn't! I grabbed that puppy up and devoured it in a day. Sebastian and Evie were a wonderful couple and I loved reading about their story. 4.25 out of 5.
Oh, btw, if you'd like to see a wedding between Ana and Sebastian check out DIK for the next few days. Will the wedding actually happen? We'll have to wait and see! Here's the first post.
I of course then marched right into Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas. I really loved this whole series. The men, the women...sigh...just good romance. Daisy and Matthew were wonderful together and frankly, while I found Lillian a little annoying about the whole deal I just ignored her and moved on, as her sister did. 4.25 out of 5
Next for me was ChildsPrey2: Winter Song by Barbara Sheridan and Anne Cain. I read book 3 in this series a couple of months ago and this is book 2 in the ChildsPrey series. This is a novella about Jun and Koji, fellow band members and good friends. Koji has been in love with Jun forever but with Jun's depression about his failed marriage things aren't going the way Koji would like. He decides to book a little getaway for them to get Jun away from his house and to hopefully get Koji into Jun's bed. This was a very sweet m/m story and I very much enjoyed it. 4 out of 5
My next read was Hot in Here by Sophie Renwick. This was a book that I read for The Book Binge so I'll let you know when the review posts.
Finding Farro by Amber Kell was next. This was the next alphabetical short installment in her Moon Pack series. Definitely better than some of the other books. It was supposed to be the story about Farro and I assumed him finding his mate. The story was more about the Alpha of the pack, Silver, and his mate Anthony. While there was a story line did involve Farro it was a tad disappointing to not have more of him in it but still pretty darned good. 3.75 out of 5
Another Amber Kell short was Bonding with Graven. A vampire, Graven, is looking for his mate and Steerl is taking his sister to a gathering to see if she is his mate. Turns out that Steerl is the mate. This was a very short story that was just ok. It was a very abbreviated story (16 pages) so it was hard to make a decision about the story or the relationship one way or the other. 3 out of 5
Raw Footage by Katie Allen was story that I started a while back and finally finished this week. It was a story about 2 neighbors coming together to try to save one of their brothers. Cute, hot, sexy. 3.5 out of 5
Bad to the Bone by Jeri Smith-Ready was my next read. I jotted down some thoughts about the book and will post them in a couple of days.
A Weaver Wedding by Allison Leigh was next. I was sent the book for a Tell Harlequin discussion and have decided that it will be my Year of the Category Challenge Read for the month. I love how that works out. lol So I'll post my review for it on the 23rd.
Let's see my next read was Cowboys Dream Too by Morgan Q. O'Reilly. This was another read for The Book Binge I started it a while ago but finally got around to finishing it this weekend. I'll let you know when the review posts.
And last but by no means least was Chrissy Munder's Drive Me Home. I had read some reviews of Chrissy's books over at Well Read and after reading an interview that Jen did with the author I purchased this book. I have to say I really, really liked it. It was soooo not a story that I would normally read but it was great. Eric is the main character and the book is told from his point of veiw most of the time. Eric is completely screwed up from the deaths of his father and brother and an ensuing court case involving his sister-in-law and niece. He's roamed around and managed to land in Las Vegas where he becomes a limo driver. He finds himself attracted to 2 men, so very different from each other, and the book is more or less about him trying to figure out who he cares more about. There were definite things about the book that I didn't care for but I loved Chrissy's writing and descriptions of Las Vegas as well as descriptions of Eric and what he was going through. I would definitely recommend this one. 4.25 out of 5
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