I kind of fell of the radar there for a while – sorry about that. Life just got in the way of my fun, as it has a way of doing, and I just didn’t have the energy to post.
I got my new fridge delivered. Yay! It was a bit of an ordeal as the delivery guys kept telling me it wouldn’t fit in the space (which was ridiculous because it’s the same width as my previous fridge). After a bit of arguing I finally had them set it up in a corner of the kitchen as they wouldn’t even attempt to put it in the space. My hubby came home – said they were cracked – and proceeded to put it in the space. Ug! lol Now I have to have them come back out and set up the water so we can have ice. But the fridge is fabulous and I love it!
Nothing much else happening around my house – except my hubby’s b-day is today. Happy Birthday, Baby! He’s a mere child at the age of 43 (yes, he’s 4 years younger than me). lol He seems to think he’s on his last leg but not even close. :)
On to what I read last week:
I read Winning the Wallflower last week so I immediately started the next book in that series and read The Duke is Mine by Eloisa James. The story follows Olivia who has been engaged to a Duke’s son since birth. Her parents raised her and her sister, Georgiana, to be Duchesses and to be proper ladies. While Georgie took to the lessons Olivia is just herself. She has a bawdy sense of humor and doesn’t like being proper at all – but she loves her parents and will do what’s right. The Duke’s son is a very simple man as he was deprived of oxygen at birth. He’s a good soul though so Olivia plans to marry him until she meets Tarquin, the Duke of Sconce. She is completely taken with him and he with her but she cannot have him since she’s engaged and Quin’s mother is looking at Georgie to be Quin’s bride. The story was quite good and I loved seeing the romance unfold. There were many inner issues that Olivia had to deal with – as well as her sister and Quin and I thought they were dealt with quite well. 4 out of 5
My TBR Challenge Read was next with the Rough Riders series book Chasin’ Eight by Lorelei James. You can read my review of this one here. 4 out of 5
Celtic Storms by Delaney Rhodes was next up. This was a medieval about a man who is the first son of a Laird but has been betrothed to a Laird’s daughter and will then become the Laird of her clan. This was a kind of romance but mostly the clan of the woman, Darina, trying to deal with a curse that was supposedly put on it years prior that caused no male babies to be born. The story started with too much information but then smoothed out toward the middle. Unfortunately when it was really getting good it ended abruptly with no conclusion to the romance or the suspense side. *sigh* 3 out of 5
Frat Boy and Toppy by Anne Tenino was my next read. This was about a guy in college and in a frat that is a jock. He realizes that he’s gay and has to deal with that but also his attraction to one of his professors TA’s. I’ll review it this week so keep your eyes peeled. lol
Last on the list was A Week to be Wicked by Tessa Dare. This is book 2 in the Spindle Cove series and has to do with Minerva the book worm and geologist and the dashing rake Colin Sandhurst. I’ll be reviewing this one this week as well.
My Book Binge reviews that posted last week: