What I Read Last Week (Finally!)

Oh my goodness I’m so behind! Between my hubby being gone (he’s on his yearly trip to Sturgis) which means I'm a single mom and my boss coming back from vacation I’ve been one busy girl. I’m finally getting this post up – better late than never, right?

The excitement for last week was…my oldest got her hair colored and is now a blonde. Wow. I can’t believe how different she looks. I really like it but yet am having a hard time getting used to it. I loved her hair color before because it had so many different shades in it. Ah well they all grow up. This home dye job was a chore as we colored her hair and since she’d previously had a purple semi-permanent in it some of her ends turned green. Lovely. lol Besides that it looked good though! :) My hairdresser fixed it up and 3 hours, my right arm and half of my left leg later voila – a blonde. lol

Here’s before and after:

And here's a picture of her in black and white that I just love cuz she's got a true smile on her face:

My first read for the week was Dead Sexy Dragon by Lolita Lopez. This is the first story in a new series and it’s a novella. The story was about a centuries old dragon that is in heat when his dead best friends sister shows up and needs his help. You can guess what happens but we also learn a lot of back story so I liked it. I’ll post my review for this one soon. 3.75 out of 5

Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre is book 3 in The Sullivan series and is Gabe’s story. He tries not to fall for a woman that he saved from a fire because he doesn’t date his rescue victims and Megan doesn’t date men with dangerous jobs. That works out for a while but soon Gabe is intent on changing Megan’s mind. This was the best book of the series so far – good stuff. You can read my full review here on Book Binge and there’s a giveaway going until 8/15/13 – I think) 4 out of 5  

Ad-Dick-tion Vol 3 by a variety of author (see them here) was a mostly m/m erotic romance short story anthology. I really liked most of the stories with a couple that I could have done without. I liked reading stuff from new-to-me authors. 3.75/4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Destiny’s Surrender by Beverly Jenkins is the story of a prostitute who has a wealthy man’s baby. She tries to save her child and herself by seeking his assistance but ends up married to him instead. I really liked the story. I was surprised at some things and loved others. My first read from this author. 3.75 out of 5 (releases 9/24/13)

Salvage by Meljean Brook is a novella found in the Enthralled anthology. I do plan on reading the other stories but this one I HAD to read. It was the story of Georgiana who has been left time and time again by her husband who is out on his boat doing salvage work. He sends money home but this time has been gone 4 years. She’s just DONE with the man. He unexpectedly washes up on shore by their house and she nurses him back to health with the intention of then getting a divorce. Unfortunately – or fortunately – they get abducted by airship pirates first. This was so very good! I loved Thom and Georgiana both. I loved the situation they were in because it brought them closer. I loved the awesome senses of humor that Brook gives her characters. Can you tell I loved it? lol If you don’t read any others in this novella I definitely think no one should miss this one. 5 out of 5

Last for the week was Demon Marked by Meljean Brook. I was getting ready to read Guardian Demon and thought that I should refresh my memory of events leading up to that book. This was just almost as good as the first time I read it. Ash – a Halfling (part human, part demon) was such an original character and I loved seeing Nicholas come to terms with the fact that what he believed about demons was wrong when it came to Ash. Good stuff. 4.5 out of 5 (it only went down half a point from my original rating)


My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
What the Duke Desires by Sabrina Jeffries
Can’t Help Falling in Love by Bella Andre

Happy Reading!


Lori said...

Omgosh! P looks adorable! A great way to start high school.

Elf2060 said...

She looks cute but I do like her original hair color, it looks beautiful. Thanks for the reviews, they look like delightful reads.

Tracy said...

Lori - Thanks! It is a great way to start the year. I can't believe she's already in 10th grade! Gah! lol

ELF - I like the original too - she had lots of different colors running through it. She, however, thought it was boring. Oh well, hopefully she'll go back to brown eventually. :)