Sunday, October 12, 2014

Week in Review (105)

My week was ok. Nothing to report. I went to see Gone Girl on Monday night and no, I haven't read the book. One of my coworkers did and she said the only thing that would have made the movie more enjoyable was if she hadn't read the book. I enjoyed the movie. I recommend it. Other stuff - I'm slowly catching up on all the tv shows. I continue to love the hell out of the Mindy Project. I'm liking How to Get Away with Murder.

And I have a yarn addiction. But I've been put on lockdown. I need to finish two projects before I can buy anymore yarn. :( I did start a sweater for She-Ra. It's a half-assed easy pattern so I'm going to see how it turns out before tackling something a bit more difficult.

BOOKS READ
The Hook Up by Kristin Callihan

I bought this one when it came out and kept putting it off to read other stuff. But then Nath and Wena both read it and I had to jump right in. The heroine annoyed me a little bit but that eventually works itself out and I thoroughly enjoyed the Hook Up!! I like when the guy has to chase the girl a little bit. That's something I miss with KA heroes. They don't have to work for it. And it's good to see the guy do so. :P I liked Drew's friends and I can't wait to read Gray's book. Imagining him driving a small pink car makes me too happy. Haha!

Reaper's Stand by Joanna Wylde

I am loving this series and I feel like every book gets better! The last one, with Hunter and Em was a good read but Reese and London's book really steps it up! London owns a cleaning service and she does the MCs pawn shop. Reese knows there's something about her and he stays away. But a series of events leads to London staying with him. I thought this one went to a dark place but I liked that. I love when London gets her bit of revenge on her ex and that definitely had me rooting for her character. Again, can't wait for the next book. No pressure though Ms. Wylde. :P

I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You by Courtney Maum

Funny story. The cover for this one caught my eye at the bookstore and so I thought I'd see if the library had a copy. It did so I requested it...but I had already requested it. LOL I don't know why I pick up books about infidelity but I am drawn to them. Richard is an artist who has cheated on his wife. She has a vague knowledge that he did this but no details.  And when she finds out the details? Shit hits the fan. I honestly could not put this down and I read it quickly. It's told from Richard's point of view and I don't know if I wanted him and his wife to get back together. It was an interesting read though.


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Sunday, October 05, 2014

Week in Review (104)


Well this week was interesting. She-Ra had a teeth cleaning on Monday. Three teeth extracted and she's doing fine. My little love. She was very clingy afterwards. Every morning she tried to follow me to work. I wish I worked in an office where I could bring her. And then on Saturday my aunt stopped by with her new puppy, Milo. A chihuahua mix. She-Ra hated him and Charlie loved him. It was funny to see them playing. Unfortunately, I do not have any non-blurry pics of Charlie and Milo together. I do have one of Milo all by himself.

Work stuff went well this week. Stressful but nothing I'm not used to. I think there's a change coming though.

And one last thing. I'm going to be 32 in a couple of months and I have no plans to have children. I wish there was a way I could get that message across to my uterus. My uterus would be an awesome baby oven, she's regular as clockwork. But it ain't gonna happen lady, so give it up! UGH

Oh and because the weather has shifted and is now cold and windy, I was in the mood for soup so I made a pot of potato soup yesterday and it was awesome.

Okay, here's what I read.

BOOKS READ
Deacon by Kristen Ashley

I liked this one. It wasn't perfect but it hit all the right notes to make this a good read for me. Cassie owns cabins in Colorado and Deacon has been renting a specific cabin sporadically for years. I liked how we saw how they knew each other that way. Deacon is a typical KA hero in that once he sets his sights on his woman, he doesn't mess around. I thought he could have done a bit more at the end to win Cassie over and that she could have held out a bit longer but whatever, I was just glad they were together in the end.

Rock Courtship by Nalini Singh

I really enjoyed Rock Addiction and I thought the set up for Thea and David was cute so I was interested in their story. It was cute. Nalini did an awesome job with a smaller page count and I would have easily read more about these two characters. I liked them. It was also a good way to give us more insight into the band and the other members. I can't wait for the next book!

In Your Dreams by Kristan Higgins

I haven't read a KH title in a loooong time. I've seen some positive reviews for this one and even though it's book 4 in a series, I decided to read it. I'm glad I did. I really enjoyed it and it made me LOL quite a bit. It was also deeper in some aspects than I was expecting. It was a pleasant surprise. I liked Emmaline and Jack. And the puppy is the right breed on the cover. Yay. haha

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Wednesday, October 01, 2014

October New Releases



Nath and I have our new releases post up at Breezing Through. Did we miss any?

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Pupdate

She-Ra high as a kite after her teeth cleaning.

Max had his teeth cleaned twice in his life. He had a lot of teeth pulled out both times. So I was very hesitant to take She-Ra in for her cleaning but I knew she really needed it. I hated the thought of her sitting in a cage all by herself, afraid, and then getting knocked out. And then being in pain afterwards. But I bit the bullet and booked her for a teeth cleaning. She went in yesterday. I hated walking away from her, she gave me puppy dog eyes as the vet tech took her into the back. Awwww. 

Luckily, she only had three teeth that needed to be pulled. She's such a little trooper. 

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Sunday, September 28, 2014

Week in Review (103)

I suck. I had this post almost all ready to go last Sunday and then I forgot about it. And I was already a week behind at that point! LOL So this is a three week week in review post.

I can't remember three weeks ago...so I'll just jump right ahead to two weeks ago.
She-Ra on a walkabout
The weather was starting to get warm two weeks ago and I wanted to give She-Ra the chance to run free and run off some energy before it got too cold.  My aunt lives on a farm and I was hoping the weather would be nice enough for She-Ra. And after some rain, it was! The rain brought out the frogs and She-Ra was chasing them all over in the grass. Kind of cute, but kind of gross. LOL And it was great to get together with family. A lot of cousins came. Great family time.

Taking advantage of the warm weather - a stroll on the beach
This past week was my work's annual planning session. We went away for three days and I have to admit, it was very hard to leave She-Ra. The weather was nice on Monday evening and my coworker and I drove to a local beach. The mosquitoes were awful! But it was nice to go for a stroll. My work has been in a lot of transition over the last while, not just me going to a new office. There's new managers, a lot of layoffs and this week was great to get the lay of the land with the new boss in place. And then yesterday I went to the book sale. An hour of half of browsing through thousands of books and I bought one.  ONE. I think I'm sick. LOL

Anyway, here's what I read in the last three weeks.

BOOKS READ

Until November by Aurora Rose Reynolds

I had this on my wishlist for a while and the whole series was on sale for .99 so I thought I'd give it a whirl. What caught my eye was the main character works for her dad who owns a strip club. LOL She's not a stripper but she's doing the books. This one was ok. The hero comes off as a jerk at first but then he knows November is the girl for him and moves fast. Kind of like a KA hero would. And I liked that. This was one was ok overall.

Mercy by HelenKay Dimon

I got this one from the library. I may just have to get a copy for myself. I enjoyed it. It starts off with some action, Becca being on the run from her employer, the CIA, and going to the last man who wants to see to give her sanctuary. Eight months prior Becca betrayed Jarret. I thought the tension between her being on the run and her wanting Jarret and his distrust of her was very well done. I can't wait to read the next book in the series.

One Night of Sin by Elle Kennedy

This was a freebie at Amazon and I really liked it. Skylar is a good girl but she's out one night on a bad date and this hot guy catches her eye. It's Gage, a former MMA fighter and part owner of the club Skylar and her date are in. Gage doesn't do relationships but Skylar is ok with that and just wants to be a bad girl for a while. But things are never that cut and dry and feelings develop on both sides. I thought the bit with Gage's brother created some nice tension. I recommend this one.

Burn for Me by Lauren Blakely

I've read Lauren Blakely before so was looking forward to reading this one. But reading it so soon after Elle Kennedy's book, I felt like it was a disservice to this book. Elle's writing is rich. And Lauren's...I don't want to make comparison's but Burn For Me didn't go as deep as One Night of Sin. They're pretty close in length but I felt like Elle did a better job with the word count. However, Burn for Me was still enjoyable. It's about two friends who become lovers. And there's a puppy. Win win.

One Night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy

I really enjoyed this. Darcy and Reed are both introduced in One Night of Sin. Darcy was dating Reed's best friend and he was attracted to her but knew he could never make a move on her. When he sees Darcy at a club one night flirting with someone who is not his best friend he confronts Darcy and after some back and forth, that line Reed drew is crossed. I like how this one worked out. And I can't wait for the next book in the series.


Wild Ones by Kristine Wyllys

I've seen positive reviews of this one online and had it on my ebook reader for a while. I couldn't decide on what to read after One Night of Scandal and chose this title randomly. LOL Bri ran away from home when she was a teenager and has learned to only rely on herself. She's attacked after work one night and this big guy comes to her rescue. Luke is a fighter and there's something about Bri that appeals to him. These two were screwed up and I liked that. LOL It's them against the world. Book 2 hasn't been getting rave reviews so I don't know if I'll check it out.

Down London Road by Samantha Young

This was a re-read for me. Jo wasn't my favorite character in On Dublin Street and I've only read DLR once. In comparison, I've lost count of the number of times I've read ODS. I completely forgot how much I enjoyed this one!! We get a lot more insight into Jo and she's definitely a sympathetic character now. I loved Jo and Cam's chemistry and now I can continue on with the series.

Angel's Blood by Nalini Singh

Another re-read! LOL I love Raphael and Elena (they're one of my top couples ever) and I've only read the first two books in the Hunters Guild series and I can only lay the blame at their feet. They're so awesome I didn't want to move on from them...but duh, book 3 also features them so I've been dumb all this time. Haha Still a great read and a good introduction to a great couple. I have a thing for couples that start off wanting to kill each other.

Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh

Hmmm how spoilery should I be? Well the villain Raphael hires Elena to find in book 1 led to a fight to the death and Raphael is still alive..so spoiler alert -- he wins. And Elena has to deal with almost dying and Raphael doing something amazing to keep her alive. Awwww. Raphael and Elena forever! LOL In this one Elena has to deal with her new reality and Raphael has to take down another archangel, one who aspires to become a goddess. This is the book with my favorite knives and sheath conversation that shows how yummy Raphael is when he's jealous.

Archangel's Consort by Nalini Singh

Archangel's Consort was a new read for me. And I just finished it this morning so I'm not sure how I feel about it. It was a good read, further cementing Elena and Raphael's relationship. There was more Illium. We got some insight into him. There was more family stuff with Elena and her sisters. I really liked seeing more of them. I really wish Raphael would kill her dad. LOL And I missed seeing Ransom and would have liked more Sara. Ah well. Can't get all I want. I liked the build up to the big event and yeah, looking forward to reading more in the series. Good thing I have all the books! It pays off to be a book hoarder.

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