Ok – this will be short, sweet and to the point, unfortunately, since my kids are being hellions angels and seem to not be able to leave me alone long enough to post! Ah the joys of motherhood. (and sorry, I’m not including links either – yeah, I suck)
What do you do when you get an email telling you you’ve won a book and you can’t remember what you’ve won? You write back and ask, of course. Except then you don’t read the entire email so when you get the book you kind of look at it, like, WTF? Then you go back and read the entire email and realize you’re an idiot! lol This, as you can guess, is what happened to me. I thought I was getting Janice Maynard’s soon to be released By Appointment Only. Um, NOT. I got one of her Precious Gem collection books from 1997. Yes, the cover does look like she’s a baby bird accepting worms from her mother. But no, it’s just him with his tongue. (Ok, I’ve obviously not had enough sleep this weekend!) Anyway, the hero drove me up a freakin wall. Every time the heroine told him that she couldn’t see him anymore, which was definitely more than once, he would say mean things to her, i.e. she didn’t have a brain in her head (and my personal favorite) she was going to end up old and alone – niiiiice. And she still wanted to be with this clown? Come on!
I started reading Weddings from Hell with stories from Maggie Shayne, Jeaniene Frost, Terri Garey & Kathryn Smith. I got through the first, Till Death by Maggie Shayne, which was almost painful…and part of Happily Never After by Jeaniene Frost before getting completely distracted by My Fair Captain. I’m sure I’ll go back and read the rest at a later date. Please, someone remind me of that since I may forget! They say the mind is the first to go.
Lisabea reminded me – in a totally and obscure roundabout way, without even knowing she was doing it – that I should read My Fair Captain by J. L. Langley. Oh dear Lord what a fabulous book! I absolutely loved the whole premise of the book, the setting, the characters – all of them – I could go on and on. An absolutely wonderful book!
Then came a novella by Missy Lyons entitled Gold Fever. An ok book. Parts drove me nuts – like when the heroine left the hero to become a whore and he didn’t come looking for her for 2 weeks. Yep, that’s love. Too bad she liked it in the brothel so much! lol
Next was The Broken H by J. L. Langley. It was ok. See review below.
Still reading the Troubleshooters series by Suzanne Brockmann. She’s still whipping out the great books in this series…so I’m still reading them. I love how she usually has 3 different stories going on at the same time – one never gets bored reading them. So I finished Out of Control which was incredible and Into the Night which was also wonderful, but very serious and very sad…but there was also an HEA.
What did you read this week?