Holy schmigoly my life is crazy! lol But it's all good and I can't complain about a thing! How are you all?
My oldest sister, who lives in Alabama, was in San Diego (about a 3 hour drive from here) for work these past few days but was inundated with work. The girls and I were going to go down to see her on Saturday but alas she had to work. Lucky for us she didn't work yesterday and drove up. She picked her daughter up in Pasadena and they came up for lunch. Then they went to my house and we all got to spend the evening together along with my mom and dad. It was a lot of fun and just wonderful to spend time with her and my parents since she flew home today and won't be able to be here for Thanksgiving.
I haven't had time to think much less post so this is really behind. Of course I've not had time to read this week but hopefully that will change since I have a 4 day weekend - woohoo.
My first read was my Tracy's TBR Challenge Read. I was in the mood for a contemporary so I chose Suzanne Brockmann's Hot Pursuit. You can read my review here.
Next up was I Spy Something Wicked by Josh Lanyon. This was a short story follow up to his wonderful book I Spy Something Bloody. The story take place 4 months after the first and follows Mark trying to make a decision about doing one last job for his previous employer. It's well worth the read - especially if you've read ISSB. I just love Josh's work! 4.25 out of 5
Next was the short story Holiday Affair by Yvette Hines. It was the story about a woman who is getting secret gifts from a co-worker and though the person who is giving them hasn't asked her out she's determined to start something with him. Knowing he will be at his cabin by himself during the holidays she plans to have her friends drop her off and abandon her at the cabin, with no clothes, for the week. When she gets there though she discovers that another man, one she has secretly lusted after, is there instead. What follows is the story of the two of them spending the week together. There was lots of sex involved but I just never could get into the characters. I definitely liked the hero of the story better but I didn't know him that well. 2.5 out of 5
My next book was The Spanish Groom by Lynne Graham. Tumperkin had a huge hand in my reading this book. I will be reviewing it for my Year of the Category Challenge so I will post the review later in this week (or Monday depending on how my time goes).
After that I started Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs and just couldn't put it down. It was such a great book and one that I just loved. It was sad, heart wrenching and horrifying but just so damned good. 5 out of 5
I couldn't very well finish Iron Kissed and not immediately move on to Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs - thank heavens I had ordered it from the library! Although I loved this book as much as Iron Kissed I had a few issues with it. I think it was more the timing of when things took place - so close on the heels of the previous book. I would have liked it to at least have been a coulple of months down the road - but understand, with some issues with Adam, that it had to be done quickly. 5 out of 5
Last for the week was When Seducing a Duke by Kathryn Smith. This is the first in a new victorian series that she's doing and it was my first read by this author. I read this one for The Book Binge and my review has been posted. You can go here if you'd like to read it.