So I’m back on my regular work schedule! As much as I loved getting off early I love this schedule so much more. I can get up a little earlier, have time to stop for coffee and read a little before work and still not have to get up at the butt crack of dawn. Yes, I have to work later in the day but it just works for me. I’m just a happier person this way. :)
My hubby is gone again – off to his yearly Sturgis trek. He left last Wednesday and I expect him home sometime between the 11th-13th. Don’t you love how he really pinned that arrival time down for me? lol Men! This means, of course, that I’m a single mama right now. The girls have been really good. This past Friday we went with some friends to a Jethawks game – they’re a (relatively) local minor league baseball team. They lost but they had a great fireworks show after the game and overall we just had a really fun time.
Nikki and I were talking this past week when we had lunch and we were talking about ereaders, etc. I think I may have come up with the A-#1 gadget for lazy people i.e. me. A remote control page turner for my ereader! Seriously! Either a plug in/tether or a remote that I can hold in my hand so that if I’m laying a certain way or have my arms crossed I don’t have to uncross my arms in order to push the button on the ereader to turn the page. What? Too lazy? Oh come on! You know you'd love it too!
Work this week was a tad strange with my boss gone. I have a interim boss but it kind of still feels like my other boss is just on vacation. The week was crazy busy so there wasn’t a whole lot of time to think about things though so that was nice. :)
Being a single mama cut into my reading time as there aren’t two parents to tag team. lol So here’s what I read this past week:
First up was Prisoner of Love by Samantha Kane. I hate to say that this was my Tracy’s TBR Challenge read for the week because I hate to think that I bought it and let it sit so long…but I did. *sigh* This was Very, Wolf and Michael’s story and it was a good one. Kane really knows how to rock the historical ménage. You can read my review here. 4 out of 5
My next read was Never Cry Wolf by Cynthia Eden for The Book Binge. This is book four in the Night Watch series but it’s the first one I’ve read. It was the story of bad ass alpha Lucas and Sarah who is a charmer (literally) who is seeking sanctuary with Lucas’s pack. But Sarah’s got quite a few hidden secrets despite that she’s spilled the beans about the war that’s about to be started against Lucas’s pack. This was a good story though I got frustrated with Sarah more than a few times. I loved Lucas and his pack – great pack dynamics. 4 out of 5
Next up was The Many Sins of Lord Cameron by Jennifer Ashley. Oh those Mackenzie brothers. They are pretty messed up yet I love them so much. They had such a crappy childhood and they’re so very dysfunctional but yet I can’t help but pull for them. This was Cameron’s story (obviously). Ainsley Douglas is a thief as far as Cameron is concerned. He caught her in his rooms and later found out what she stole but that was 6 years ago. He wanted to bed her then but she stayed faithful to her husband and wouldn’t sleep with him. Cameron wants nothing more, now that Ainsley’s husband is dead, to bed her. But is that all he wants? Ainsley works for the queen and is rarely let out of her sight but is allowed to attend a house party at Cameron’s brother Hart’s house so that she can try and retrieve some love letters that the queen doesn’t want anyone seeing or knowing about. Cameron and Ainsley become more than enamored with each other but Cameron has so, so, so very many issues from his first marriage to work out that Ainsley’s just not sure she can ever break through them. I really liked this book A LOT. I wanted Ainsley and Cameron together in the worst way and my heart just hurt when I read about Cameron’s marriage to his psycho first wife. Just a great story – definitely recommended. 4.5 out of 5
Last for the week was Serpent’s Kiss by Thea Harrison. I know this doesn’t come out until October - it's book 3 in the Elder Races series - but when Holly let me read the ARC I just couldn’t let it sit there unread! lol This was the story of the Wyr Rune. He’s a gryphon and made a bargain with the uber powerful vampire, Carling, in the previous book. In this story he’s keeping that promise/bargain but he also decides to help Carling in her quest to not fade away as so many extremely old vamps do. There’s a whole lot more to it but I don’t want to give it all away. This was definitely a slower read for me than the others but still very good. I loved Rune and I loved Rune and Carling together – just a great pairing. 4.25 out of 5
I know, you’re all saying what? That’s it? Yep - that's what happens when my hubby leaves me! lol More this week, I swear. :)
My Book Binge reviews that posted last week: