What I Read Last Week

It was so nice waking up this morning with no alarm and then instead of freaking out because it didn't go off and I'm late, I luxuriate in bed and don't worry about going anywhere today if I don't feel like it.  Fuck yeah. lol  I love my days off. Oh and Happy President's Day. :)

I promised that I'd share the video of my girls ringing from the 9th.  If you're interested it's posted on the church's YouTube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7lr7kkAO-6c&feature=share&list=UUf4h0tL1rSelSGFf4qGMIbw.  My youngest is the one on the end - far left, and my oldest is the bleach blond that's 5 people from the left end.

Not much happening around here so I'll just get on to what I read last week:

I started off the week with After the Rain by Daisy Harris.  This is the story of Henri who's used to living the high life with his ex-boyfriends and Logan who is from Texas and proud of it.  Logan knows he's gay but has never even kissed a man.  Logan and Henri share a tent on a camping trip and things steam up.  Good story of two very different men finding each other.  You can read my review here.  3.5 out of 5

Next I read Redeemed by Sandy James.  This is book 3 in the Safe Havens series and it was a good one.  Sara heads to White Pines, Montana to see her brother, Ty, after she finally gets herself out of the brothel she was forced to work in.  Caleb is at the train station expecting his mail order bride to arrive.  There's a bit of confusion, to say the least, and next thing you know the two are married.  When Caleb finds out the truth he's not a happy camper - to say the least.  This was another great story and I'm so happy I read it.  You can read my review here.  4 out of 5

Vampire Most Wanted by Lynsay Sands is book 20 in the Argeneau series - can you believe it?  This one was pretty different from the others as it was darker.  It was really good and we learned a lot about a particular character from a previous book.  My review will post tomorrow. 4 out of 5

I can't believe I forgot to add For His Eyes Only by Liz Fielding!  The story was about a real estate agent who puts an add for a house in the paper and it's sabotaged.  The add says horrible things about the house.  She gets fired but is determined to save her career.  She goes to the own of the house - who she lusts after madly and offers to sell the house for free.  The two hit it off but he's a broody artist with secrets and she's got secrets of his own. Good story and I really enjoyed it.  4 out of 5 (read for Book Binge) 

When the Duke was Wicked by Lorraine Heath is the first book in a new series.  Grace is the daughter of a duke but a woman who needs to marry for love. She's certain that this is the only way she can marry.  She's stymied though as to when she can tell that a man truly loves her.  She seeks assistance from her old friend the Duke of Lovingdon and even though he doesn't want to he finds himself giving her advice about men.  This one was really great and I'll be posting my full review either this week or next.  4/4.25 out of 5

Last for the week was Carnal Secrets by Suzanne Wright.  This was a much anticipated read for me as I loved her first two books in the Phoenix Pack series.  This book has Shaya who has finally run and her pack has hidden her away from her mate, Nick.  Nick knows that Shaya is his mate but hasn't claimed her for months.  Nick has his reasons but he never shared those with Shaya.  Now he's off to find his mate and finally claim her - hoping she'll have him.  This was not quite as good as the first two books in series but still really good.  I loved seeing the softer side of Nick and the tougher side of Shaya.  While this was a great read it was a little slower than books 1 & 2.  I'm not sure where the term Carnal came for the title because I thought it had less sex in it than the previous books.  I could be wrong. :)  4 out of 5

My Book Binge reviews that posted last week:
Shh...Mine (This. Is. Not. Over) by Shannon Dianne

Happy Reading!

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