Hello my friends!
Well I"m a bit behind in getting this post up this week. On Mother's Day (hope you all had a wonderful day) my kitty decided to follow her ball under the couch. Yeah, she doesn't exactly fit under the couch. She made some distressing sounds so I lifted the couch thinking she would run out. Silly me. She didn't run out right away and I ended up spraining my back (yes, again) because I didn't want to drop the couch and get splat kitty. Luckily my hubby came to save the day. :) On top of heading to the doctor yesterday and getting many, many lovely drugs to help me my youngest ended up diagnosed with strep throat. Poor thing is just miserable. She stayed home with me yesterday and it'll be the mom and daughter show again today as the doc didn't want either one of us going out.
Remember I mentioned that my oldest was trying out for cheerleading? Well she didn't make it. I felt so bad for her and she was pretty upset. Hopefully we can find another extra curricular activity for her next year.
Enough about pain and suffering let's get to the good stuff...books!
I started off the week with Karma by Carly Phillips. This was third in the Serendipity series but the only one I read from that series. The story was about a cop who was very attracted to a woman whose brother was a constant in the city lockup. As much as he liked the woman he had a hard time getting around the way she enabled her alcoholic brother. Then they find out the hard way that the brother owes a loan shark money and she's the "warning". The couple also had another issue with her brother who killed a kid years earlier, that the cop witnessed and did nothing about - even when the brother got off scott free. This was a good book to start and I was really liking the characters and the story. Unfortunately it got a bit mired in angst and got a little tedious for me. It was still a good book but not great. 3.25 out of 5
Next was My Wicked Gladiators by Lauren Hawkeye. The story revolved around a woman, her husband and two gladiators that her husband "owned". You can read my review here. 3.5 out of 5
Lothaire by Kresley Cole is a book that I've been meaning to read, as I've read the rest of the series, but for some reason it kept escaping my notice. I finally picked it up and wow, what a really good book. Lothaire believes that his vampire bride is a goddess whose spirit/soul is stuck in a hick from Appalachia. He's determined to find a ring from another goddess that will make his real bride into a vampire and get rid of the hick's soul. This was such a good book. I wasn't sure what to expect because Lothaire's no boy scout but Cole really did an amazing job making me like him despite his evilness. 4 out of 5
My next read was Thank My Lucky Scars by Tia Fielding. This is a very sweet story about Matt who gets into a bike messenger accident and is homebound. He gets onto twitter and ends up talking to his favorite porn star, Brian who he is a huge fan of. The porn star actually comes to see Matt when he goes to London on business and the men end up falling in love. This was a very sweet novella that I really liked. Something about the story really clicked with me because of their situation and how it all worked out. Good stuff. 4 out of 5
Don't Judge a Book by Scarlet Blackwell is about Rhys who is a complete book worm and lives an incredibly quiet life with his books. He works at the library and is in charge of the men who need community service for a offense that they've committed. He's SO not thrilled especially when he meets Darren who is adorable but is a car thief. Rhys has no patience with Darren but the men end up finding that they can't ignore their attraction. This was another great story that I really liked. The men were such opposites but I totally saw their continued HEA when I finished the story. 4 out of 5
My Lady Rival by Ashley March was the story of a man and a woman who are rival's in business. They have a stormy past with stolen kisses but mostly with the woman, Willa, stealing the investors that Alex was going after. They are now after the same recipe for an amazing dye that was used on a dress for the queen and doing what needs to be done to get it so it will make their companies number 1. I really liked this book. I didn't want to put it down because it just had a certain charm and humor to it that I thought blended really well with the romance and intrigue. 4 out of 5
Last for the week was A Hole in God's Pocket by KZ Snow. This told the story of Jaron who is Amish and gay. He is conflicted as to whether he should go back to his family now that he's been gone a while. He ends up living with Greg who was at one point in his life studying to be a Trappist monk. The story revolved around the two men coming to terms with their sexuality, their roles in life when it comes to their faith and their attraction to each other. This was a really good story that was so interesting - I just loved it. It's a pretty quiet story but really good. 4 out of 5
My Book Binge reviews that posted this past week:
Midnight Rescue by Elle Kennedy
Take My Books–May!
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