I know I’m a day behind but I took yesterday off of blogging to be with the kids. We had a fun time watching movies and playing Fish with Attitude which my youngest is addicted to. lol
Last week was a pretty boring week in my neck of the woods and that was just fine with me. Calm and boring is a good thing. :) I hope you all had a good week as well.
It was kind of a frenetic reading week for me. I kept picking up books, reading about 50 pages and then putting them down again and picking up another where I would do the same thing. It’s not that the books weren’t good (and I will go back and finish them), but they just weren’t hitting my “oh yeah this is what I want” button. Because of this I didn’t end up reading all that much (for me) but it was a good week.
Daisy Harris. This was Hunter’s story and for those who’ve read the series I think you’ll want to read this one as we see Hunter in a new light. I’ll post my review this week.
Katie Reus. I read this one for Book Binge so I’ll let you know when my review posts. This is book 2 in the Moon Shifter series and continues the Cordona-Armstrong pack’s fight with the Anti-paranormal league. Sure the name of the League is ridiculous but those guys are wily and show up when you least expect it. They want all shifters gone and they’re not afraid to kidnap, torture and kill to get what they want. While that’s going on we get the romance between December and Liam that began in book 1. Liam isn’t leaving December’s side after all the crap she’s gone through but December has a huge reason that she hesitates getting involved with a shifter. Their romance is not a sweet romantic one but they have their moments during the book that were really great. Definitely worth reading. 4 out of 5
Meljean Brook. Though this book just came out it really takes place between books 1 & 2 in the Iron Seas series. This is a slice of life from Mina and Rhys’ marriage and has to do with their semi-adopted daughter Anne the Tinker as well as a murder that Mina is investigating and how those two are connected. It’s a fantastic story and I loved seeing how both Mina and Rhys were dealing with marriage and Mina’s job. 5 out of 5
Darcy Burke. I read my mom’s review for this one on Book Binge and got interested. Unfortunately I didn’t like it quite as much as she did. It was good but I did have some issues. The story is about a duke’s daughter, Miranda, who is reckless and is sent to live with her mother’s relatives in the country. She is banned from social visits and is not living in the riches she has been raised. She goes with her cousin to help at an orphanage and she’s disgusted but eventually warms to the place. Fox is a man whose family has run the orphanage for many, many years. He’s short on money though and turns to being a highwayman to get funds. He ends up falling in love with Miranda but she can’t marry him because really, he’s no one. The story was good and I really loved Fox so, so much. Unfortunately I didn’t love Miranda all that much. I would think that she was warming up and changing and then she’d do something heartless and ridiculously self-centered and she’s take a whole bunch of steps backward. It was frustrating. By the time that she realized she loved Fox it was way too late for me – I wanted him to have someone else. *sigh* It was still a good story though and Fox was worth reading about. 3 out of 5
Olivia Duncan Craig. This is the story of Jason who has decided to sell himself as a bond-mate. This means that whoever purchases his contract will have his services for the next 20 years. His contract is purchased by Devin who is a rich exec who wants a personal assistant who won’t leave (as previous ones have) and a companion. Both Devin and Jason have been instructed to not get attached but how can you not when you spend so much time with the other. There are definitely issues that Jason had to work through with Devin and some just broke my heart. On top of the relationship there was the issue of Jason’s family and why he went the bond-mate route. The time period was in the future where they have intergalactic travel and trade, they can fly shuttles as well as drive on the ground, they have these bond-mates, but really most of the rest of it was very contemporary. I liked that the world was “normal” yet futuristic. I didn’t have to learn 10 or 20 new words for money, food, etc. which I never really like in sci-fi or futuristic reads. It was easy to read and a really good story, imho. 4 out of 5
My Book Binge review that posted last week:
When You Wish Upon a Duke by Isabella Bradford
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