What Are You Reading? (213)

Posted August 29, 2014 by Holly in Features | 8 Comments


Holly: I’m still not reading as much as I’d like to be.  A big part of it is the return of the school year and my mom having surgery (she’s home now, but caring for her is a time consuming job).

I read No Attachments by Tiffany King. Rowena and I will be reviewing this together next month. I liked it quite a bit, though I really struggled with the conflict. I don’t want to spoil it for Rowena.

Against the Cage by Sidney Halston is an MMA fighter book. I was really looking forward to it. Unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it as much as I’d hoped. The MMA fighting bit was barely mentioned and the characters seemed pretty immature.

Archangel’s Shadows by Nalini Singh was great. I really loved Ash and Janvier. There were also bits from Elena and Raphael and Dmitri, which worked very well with the story. I’m only sorry there aren’t 30 books in the series for me to binge on all at once.

I re-read Highland Groom by Hannah Howell after a conversation with Tracy. She’s been reading the series off and on (her first time) and I want to re-read every time she mentions a book. The series gets tired after awhile, but the early books are so fabulous. Howell writes fabulous, kickass heroines. I enjoyed Ilsa and her plight. I’m glad I read it again.

I re-read Rock Addiction by Nalini Singh, and Lick, Play and Lead by Kylie Scott so I could write reviews for them. All held up well upon re-reading.

I haven’t decided what to read next. Maybe Promise Me This by Christina Lee.

Rowena: It’s been a pretty craptastic week of reading for me. I kept meaning to read but was busy with other stuff. I got laid off from my job again so my mind hasn’t been focused on my reading though I’ll have plenty of time for reading once my last day comes creeping up on me. So there’s a silver lining for you. 🙂

I did manage to get some reading done. I re-read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, mostly because I finished Isla and the Happily Ever After not too long ago and adored it so I went back and read Anna cause I wanted to see the characters again. I still love the hell out of that book. I also read No Attachments by Tiffany King which was cute, I didn’t fall head over heels in love with it but it wasn’t bad. Before We Fall by Courtney Cole was hard for me to get through. I almost DNF’d it three different times but stuck it out and then wondered why I even bothered. Ugh, it got on my nerves.

Now, I’m going to read Promise Me This by Christina Lee.

What are you reading? 

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8 responses to “What Are You Reading? (213)

  1. Nina

    Hi, new reader here…:~)

    After reading a fabulous HABO over at SBTB, I’m rockin’ it Old Skool and reading Kathleen Fraser’s Loves Tender Promise, and I’m almost embarrassed to say I’m enjoying it.

    Also started Susan Elizabeth Phillips’ Heroes Are My Weakness, but I’m struggling with it after only a few chapters. A reviewer at Amazon said she had the same issues early on, but was glad she stuck with it, so I’ll stick with it for now. Don’t want to reveal anything as it’s a new release and others may be just sitting down with it this weekend.

    • Hi Nina,

      Welcome! I started Heroes Are My Weakness a few weeks ago and stopped at chapter 2. I just wasn’t interested in reading another story about a heroine who is desperate and going to be debased and humiliated. I tend to enjoy SEP stories, however, so I’m sure I’ll go back to it someday.

  2. Holly, I hope your mom recovers swiftly and as painlessly as possible, and that your reading mojo comes back soon.

    Rowena, the job thing sucks huge, and I fervently wish it’s a brief transition to something much better and a lot more stable.

    As for my reading, I’ve been devouring stuff, but it’s mostly re-reads. I did finish Rock Addiction, and it’s AWESOME–let’s hear for contemporaries with adult protagonists who actually talk to each other! (review forthcoming…(she hopes))

    (I don’t know how I do these things, but I’ve managed to do something, a not good something, to my blog behind the scenes)

    • Wasn’t Rock Addiction amazing? I loved how mature they both were.

      (Hope you get your blog fixed! I hate it when we do bad things to the back end of ours…which sounds much dirtier than I mean it to.)

  3. I cannot wait to read Archangel’s Shadows, i love that series (of course I love all of her books). I am currently reading Joey W. Hill’s Something About Witches. Found it in my library’s digital collection 🙂 Have also been re-reading a bunch. whatever struck my fancy when I was scrolling through my kindle, so of course now I cannot remember the names of any of them. lol
    Holly, hope your mom is feeling better and you are getting back into the swing of things.
    Rowena, that stinks about your job! I know that is stressful, i’m praying you find one soon.

  4. Pat L.

    Recently enjoyed Lauren Dane’s Rescue Me and Deb Macomber’s Love Letters. Liked them both very much. Am now reading Shirley McCoy’s The Cottage on the Corner.

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