Tuesday, April 15, 2014

review at Book Binge

Look at me go! Two reviews this week so far, woohoo!

You can read my thoughts on Robin Bielman's Wild About her Wingman here.

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Playing it safe never felt so risky.

Erin Watters is her small town’s resident wild child–she doesn’t do boring, and after having her heart annihilated, she definitely doesn’t do relationships. Her friends have other ideas, though, and when they throw down a matchmaking challenge, impulsive Erin can’t ignore it. Even when the annoyingly hot Troy Strieber accepts the matchmaker role…

As a rescue paramedic, Troy’s used to watching out for people. Never mind the bet he made with his buddy to play Erin’s wingman. But the more time he spends with the sexy, charismatic woman, the more he discovers a side of her she doesn’t let many see. Soon what started as an innocent game of matchmaking has them both thinking about the person right under their nose. But Troy’s a play-it-safe guy, and he won’t let a woman who lives for risk ever steal his heart.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

review at Breezing Through

Nath and I have a buddy review up at Breezing Through.

You can read our thoughts on Julie Cross' Third Degree here.


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I used to be “Isabel Jenkins, child prodigy.” As lame as that sounds, at least it was an identity. But now I’m not sure what I am. I just failed the most important exam of my life—the emotional readiness test required to get into a medical residency program—and it turns out my parents can’t stand each other. Now I’m trying to figure out how to pick up the pieces of my life, and that means re-enrolling as a college freshman, but this time I’m shutting the books and majoring in being eighteen.

But so far, my roommate hates me and I’m not into the party scene. The only good thing about school has been getting to know my insanely hot RA. Marshall Collins makes me wonder about everything I missed while I was growing up too fast. Pretty soon we’re hanging out constantly, but for the first time, I find myself wanting more than a no-strings-attached physical relationship. And the lesson I really need is one Marsh definitely can’t teach me: love. Because I’m going to be alone forever if I don’t learn fast.


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Sunday, April 13, 2014

Week in Review (83)

This past week was better at work. No more lay offs so far. And the weather was soooo nice. She-Ra even went outside for the first time since October. Like to walk around. She's been outside in my coat to and from the car, but that's about it. LOL

I also took my Grandpa to see some bull riding last night. That was lots of fun and there were some close calls. It always gets us excited for the rodeo in July.

Books Read
Just One Night by Kyra Davis

This book was originally published as a serial and I had read part 1 back in 2012. I always wanted to finish it so I got it from the library. It wasn't as good as I thought it would be. Part 1 ends with the heroine's fiance finding her in the company of her lover...and then it goes downhill from there. She's a bit weak and so lets these two men pull her in different directions. She gets a backbone in the end and ditches both of them. Which I liked.

Every Part of You: Takes Me by Megan Hart

This is the conclusion to Megan's foray into serials. And I thought it was a good way to wrap everything up. I thought part 4 was the weakest and my least favorite. But it all comes together in part 5. Yay Megan.

Easy by Tammara Webber

This was a re-read. Lucas/Landon's POV is getting published in a couple of weeks and I wanted to revisit the story. I'm glad I did. It was just as enjoyable the second time around. Jacqueline and her economics tutor fall in love but at first she doesn't realize that her tutor is also the same guy who saved her from an attack at a frat party. Lucas is definitely a yummy hero and I liked how their relationships developed.

The Will by Kristen Ashley

Ashley's latest release and I sucked it right up. Her last two releases, Jagged and Kaleidoscope didn't really do it for me so I didn't have high expectations for this one. But she definitely stepped up her game for this new series. I loved Josie and Jake, two people brought together by Josie's grandmother. I also loved Jake's kids. I'm definitely looking forward to reading more from this series as the other guys introduced would make good heroes as well.

Out of the Shallows by Samantha Young

Wena and I are going to be buddy reviewing this one for Breezing Through. I did not enjoy this. I had high hopes and I was disappointed. BIG TIME



Recent Acquisitions
FOR REVIEW
Bound to Be a Groom by Megan Mulry | Wild About her Wingman by Robin Bielman

DOWNLOADED

Lord of Scoundrels by Loretta Chase | My Sweetest Escape by Chelsea M. Cameron | Saga Ch 1 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples | Special Interests by Emma Barry

I have two print copies of Lord of Scoundrels and a really effed up pdf version. It's 1.99 right now at Kobo so I scooped it up so I'd have a good e-copy for all the re-reading of this book I do. :P

Also Saga, Chapter 1 is free right now on Amazon. I'm excited to read this one.

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Furball Friday

 Charlie and a large stuffed toy. She hasn't killed this one yet.

She-Ra looking a bit chubby. LOL Now that it's warming up, she can go outside again.


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Sunday, April 06, 2014

Week in Review (82)

This week went by really fast and it was super stressful. Back in February, 7 people were let go from my work due to budget cuts. Earlier this week it was announced someone else was put on leave. I always thought this person was untouchable...and for them to be put on leave, it makes me wonder about the rest of us. Basically, no one is safe. And everyone is just waiting for the other shoe to drop. It's not a fun way to live and the stress is affecting me - I'm short tempered and I'm really lacking focus. Not fun.

On a positive note, even though it snowed, the temperatures are climbing.

Books Read
Games of the Heart by Kristen Ashley

I've been on a real KA kick lately. I didn't even burn out reading the whole 'Burg series one right after the other. LOL I am actually quite eager to read Frankie and Benny's story. So hopefully that one comes out soon. Anyway, GotH features Mike Haines (who made a play for Violet in book 2) and Dusty Holliday, the younger sister of high school girlfriend. It's been 20 years ish and everyone is grown up. Dusty comes back to town because her brother died. At first Mike thinks she's like the bitchy teen she once was, but Dusty shows him quickly that she's grown up. I liked how straightforward Dusty was. I liked the secondary romance between Mike's daughter and Dusty's nephew. This was a good read but not perfect.

Behold the Stars by Susan Fanetti

This book 2 of the Signal Bend series. I really enjoyed Isaac and Lilli in book 1. I liked that Lilli is so kick-ass and I feel like Isaac comes across the more emotionally open one. So yeah, Isaac's motorcycle club is at war with a big time drug dealer and things get really dark in book 2. Super dark. Torture, rape, murder and even some animals are tortured. But beside that brutality was the story of Isaac and Lilli further cementing their bond. I like how they both never had a serious relationship before and had things to work out. I really like where this book ended and I can't wait to read book 3.

Every Part of You: Denies Me by Megan Hart

This is part 4. As much as I enjoy Simone and Elliott, I hate that yet again Elliott pulls away. Ugh. Elliott has daddy issues and that's the reason why he pulls away again. I didn't like how Simone went running to Aidan either. So we'll see if Part 5 redeems these characters. It's Megan, so I'm sure I'll be happy with the conclusion. I have faith. LOL

Reviews Posted

Nothing. I suck.

Recent Acquisitions
Bought
The King by JR Ward | The Thousand Dollar Tan Line by Rob Thomas | Three Weeks with Lady X

Downloaded
Breaking All the Rules by Cynthia Sax | Her Kind of Trouble by Sarah Mayberry | The Year We Fell Down by Sarina Bowen

Library
If I Like by Corrine Jackson

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