What I Read Last Week

Happy New Year to you all! Here’s to good friends and good books in 2014! :) 

I hope everyone had a save New Year’s Eve. We stayed home but stayed up late…or very early (whichever) and had a good time.

It was a pretty nice week last week. The weather here was beautiful and in the mid 70’s so that was nice. Not too hot, not too cool. I feel for all of you in the colder states as I know it’s awful for you right now. Hopefully our warm front will head your way next.


Here’s a couple of pictures that my oldest took of our cat Echo looking absolutely adorable. I think she ate some magic cat food that makes her more adorable cuz she’s not only cute she’s been really cuddly lately and that’s just not like her. :)



Ok, on to what I read…

I started off the week with Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille. This story is about a woman who is a PI who is staking out the leader of a Motorcycle Club so that she can get dirt on the guy so his wife can divorce him and get custody of their daughter. Lana runs into James – the man who broke her heart two years prior – who is an undercover cop trying to take down the MC. James tries to protect Lana but in doing so brings her farther into the club. This causes Lana’s past to rear its ugly head and the shit hits the fan. This was a great book and I really liked it a lot. 4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)

Next up was Badlands by Jill Sorenson. This is book 3 in the After Shock series and it was Owen and Penny’s story. Such a good book! I really enjoyed it and definitely recommend it. You can read my review of it here. 4 out of 5

Saved by Venom by Lolita Lopez is the 3rd book in her Grabbed series. This book has Venom in a “Grab” where he meets Dizzy. They hit it off and become mated but there are more than a few issues in the relationship. For the most part it was a pretty tame book when it came to angst but it was sexy, sexy and I really liked Venom a lot – even though he was pig-headed at times. :) 4 out 5

Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare is about a woman who has nothing and no home who inherits a decrepit castle in the wilds of Northumberland. She arrives to find the Duke that lives there – who thinks he owns the castle – a bit put out to have her about. He’s blind but that doesn’t stop him from trying to get rid of her. They of course end up falling in love but the road is not always smooth. This was a fantastic read and I’m saying READ IT when it comes out! 5 out of 5

Last for the week was Before Jamaica Lane by Samantha Young. Nate and Olivia's story.  I'll post my review this week. 4 out of 5




 







My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Desperately Seeking Heaven by Jill Steeples


Happy Reading!

 

7 comments:

Rowena said...

Happy New Year Tracy!

I totally agree about the Tessa Dare, it was such a good book. I really enjoyed Before Jamaica Lane too. Nate and Liv were great!

Tracy said...

Happy New Year, Wena! Hope you had a nice couple of holidays. :)

LOVED the Dare book. I love her writing so much I can't get enough. :)

nath said...

Happy New Year Tracy!!

oh boy, looks like I'll have to give the Tessa Dare a go :) Oh and blind hero?! Was that in the blurb? I hate it when they leave important things like that out of the blurb :(

Tracy said...

Hi Nath! Happy New Year to you as well! I hope you had a nice holiday.

No, the Dare book didn't say anything about the duke at all - only about the heroine so it was a really nice surprise. I think the blindness should have been played up, at least imho. :)

Rowena said...

Same here. Tessa Dare always writes the kind of books that make me jump right in. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

I seriously need to read more historicals this year. I didn't very many last year.

Tracy said...

Wena - I thought it was just me with the historicals, seriously. I think I read more contemporary's this year than ever before!

Rowena said...

I always read contemporaries but I've never gone so long without reading historicals before. I want to jump back into historicals since I'm not reading paranormals or anything else. Ha!