It was a hot one in So. Cal last week, lemme tell ya. Cooler in the mornings and then got up to the 80’s and even the 90’s. Yikes. It’s not even MAY! This is NOT supposed to happen. lol It makes me think we’re gonna have a viciously hot summer and frankly that’s not something I’m looking forward to.
It was a slow reading week for me as I had some lovely oldest daughter issues. Aren’t teenage daughters fun? Ugh. Not. If I could stop my 11 year old from getting any older I’d do it in half a heartbeat. Who needs to age anyway. 🙂
I didn’t get much read but this is what I did read…
First up was What Happens in Ireland by Whitney K-E. The story follows Australian Kate as she takes a job in Ireland. She loves it there but she really enjoys her boss, Jack. There are sparks flying all over the place and Jack pursues her persistently but Kate pushes him away. She was burned by a previous relationship and isn’t willing to trust again. She almost lets a good thing get away. I liked this first novel by Whitney. It was well written and nicely descriptive without overdoing it. I didn’t really care for Kate holding back so much. Jack did everything he could think of and Kate still wasn’t willing to budge. I guess I thought she held out for way too long. 3.75 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)
Next up was When a Laird Takes a Lady by Rowan Keats. Scottish Laird kidnaps a woman who he believes has information that can lead to the clearing of his name. He’s accused of stealing from the King and his clan has been kicked out of their home and off of their land – many killed. Of course the pair fall in love but I really enjoyed the getting there. 4 out of 5
Survive to Dawn by PJ Schnyder is the third story in the London Undead series. This story is about werewolf medic Danny who gets involved with human scientist Deanna. Deanna is there with a team to try and figure out a vaccination for the zombie virus as well as trying to find her twin sister. She finds more than she thought she would and finds love as well. This was cute and pretty entertaining. The couple fell in love quite quickly, which is normal for this series, and that was ok but the romance didn’t have that extra spark the other books had. 3.5 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)
Romancing the Runaway by Wendy Soliman was last for the week. Miranda runs away from her guardian after he insists that she marry his odious son. She tries to escape but almost dies from the cold. She’s saved by the brother of a marquess and he ends up helping her in her quest to get her childhood home back. It was a very cute story and I liked it a lot. I did have an issue with Miranda at times as she was just 18 but acted like she was 14 at times. Wanting to be independent but then acting rashly and immature instead. Frustrating. Still a good book. 3.75 out of 5 (read for Book Binge)