It's Monday again! I can't believe the weekend went by so quickly but I guess that's how it always is when you have days off.
This weekend was a bit crazy with kids. I took my oldest to get her 6th grade graduation/promotion pictures. These were actually retakes because when she had them done at school she had worn a t-shirt that said center of attention. lol They were pretty funny lookin. Anyway, we dressed her in the dress she'd planned on wearing for graduation - we bought it a month ago - and yeah, it was TOO SMALL! Well, we got it zipped enough to take the picture but there's no way she'll fit in it in another month. That girl really needs to stop growing. We then shopped for yet another dress - oy.
Then my youngest had to go to the doctor as well so we heaped that on the pile of weekend activities. She's much better now though so it's all good.
Other than the weekend the rest of the week was relatively quiet so that was nice.
All right - on to what I read...
First up was Big Bad Wolf by Christine Warren. A rewritten and expanded version of Warren's Fur Factor. The book was just as good as the first time but it had a lot of editing issues which were annoying. You can read my review for The Book Binge here. 4 out of 5
Next up was Love Means...No Shame by Andrew Grey. This was the story of Geoff who takes over his family farm after his father dies. While there he meets Eli who is an Amish man who is taking a year away from the community. Eli and Geoff start a relationship but Eli is concerned about his family and them being shunned if the community finds out he's gay. This was an incredibly good story. I really liked Grey's writing and his characters - they felt like old friends. I've already bought the other two in this series and plan on reading them soon. 4.5 out of 5
In and Out by LB Gregg was my next read and boy did I love this one. You can read my thoughts here. 5 out of 5
I read the three books that are in the Lucani Lovers seris by Stephanie Julian for The Book Binge (I did a lot of TBB reading this week and plan to do more next week to catch my ass up!). The first book was Kiss of Moonlight, the second was Moonlight Menage and the third was Edge of Moonlight. All four books I found to be very good. 4 out of 5 for all the books. I'll let you know when my reviews post.
My Tracy's TBR Challenge Read for the week was The Love Affair of an English Lord by Jillian Hunter. I had a very hard time getting into the book and actually debated not finishing it - but I'm glad I stuck with it. The story was about Dominic who was stabbed and thought dead. He's actually quite alive and after being chased ends up climbing in a window at his neighbors house and ends up in the closet in the trunk of her unmentionables. Chloe Boscastle finds Dominic in the closet and is persuaded by him to not tell anyone he's there. This begins a clandestine relationship that is very sweet and romantic. I very much enjoyed the story and will look into seeing about reading about the rest of the Boscastle family. 4 out of 5
Next was Delicious by Shayla Black. I really like Black as well as her alter ego, Shelley Bradley, but this book was not a favorite. I met Luc in the previous story and expected him to be at least similar in personality. This book showed him in a whole new light and frankly I didn't like him very much at all. I read this one for The Book Binge so will let you know when my review posts. 2.5 out of 5
Last book for the week was Highland Surrender by Dawn Halliday. This was Cam's story. We met Cam in Highland Obsession and he was a little crazed. This story showed him bringing his new English betrothed home to Scotland. They are set upon by Highwaymen and Cam is shot. He is found by Ceana who is a healer and she takes care of him. This is Cam and Ceana's story as well as Rob (Cam's half brother) and Elizabeth's (the English lady) story. I liked it. Read this one for The Book Binge so I'll let you know when my review posts. 4 out of 5
My Book Binge review that have posted this week (besides the one above)