What Are You Reading? (392)

Posted August 25, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 4 Comments


Casee: August has been a nonexistent reading month for me. It’s really depressing. I was hot on Devil’s Cut by J.R. Ward, then I fizzled. It wasn’t the book because I know that I love that series. So I put that aside for now and am going to start Love Another Day by Lexi Blake. I love Lexi’s books. She hasn’t let me down so far and I’m hoping she’ll help me get back into my groove.

Holly: Rowena and Ames forced me to start watching Game of Thrones, so I binge-watched Season 1 and didn’t read anything new this week.

I reread Kristen Ashley’s Fantasyland series, because GoT reminded me so much of it (and thank Ames for that, too, since she put it in my head). I read The Golden Dynasty, Fantastical, Wildest Dreams, Broken Dove and DNF’d Midnight Soul. The first half of Midnight Soul is great, but then it peters out and gets totally boring. I also reread Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie and Clean Sweep, so I can review it with Rowena.

Hopefully I can get some new books in this weekend.

Rowena: Another good reading week for me so this is what I look like right now:

This week, I read Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase and I really liked that one. It got me in the mood for some royal romances so I kept right on reading the books in that series. I also read Something about You (FBI/US Attorneys #1) by Julie James again for my book club meeting and Jack Pallas was just as fabulously sexy as I remember. I read Clean Sweep (Innkeepers Chronicles #1) by Ilona Andrews for my joint review with Holly and that was an enjoyable read. It was different from all of the paranormal books that I read and it was a good different. I really liked Dina and Sean. I’ll be coming back to this series once I finish up the Royally series by Emma Chase. I also read Royally Matched and Royally Raised by Emma Chase and adored both of those books. Oh man, Prince Henry was the bomb and so was Sarah. I adored her. Her story made me cry.

Now, I’m reading Royally Endowed (Royally #3) by Emma Chase because it’s Logan and Ellie’s book. Of course, I was going to jump right into that as soon as it came out. Logan is all kinds of yummy and I wanted to see who Ellie grew up to be. I’m super enjoying the book right now. Woot!

What are you reading this week? Any new favorites or books that drove you crazy? Share!

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4 responses to “What Are You Reading? (392)

  1. Kareni

    Books I’ve read in the past few weeks while I was away from home and since I got back ~

    — Everyone’s a Aliebn When Ur a Aliebn Too: A Book by Jomny Sun. This is a graphic novel and a quick read that I read on a half hour bus ride. I was amused by the nod to The Giving Tree (a book I detest), but overall I think the book fell flat for me.
    — In the Company of the Courtesan: A Novel by Sarah Dunant. I read this for my sister’s book group which I attended while visiting. It was an intriguing read, and the conversation was lively.
    — Beauty Like the Night (The Spymaster Series) by Joanna Bourne. This is a historical romance by a favorite author which I was eagerly anticipating; it did not disappoint. I recommend this series.
    — He Speaks Dead by Adrienne Wilder. I enjoyed this male/male romance which featured a non-scary ghost. The ending went in a direction I wasn’t anticipating.
    — Sarina Bowen’s Pipe Dreams (A Brooklyn Bruisers Novel) and Stay (co-author Elle Kennedy). These were new reads both of which I enjoyed but not as much as Bowen’s The Year We Fell Down (The Ivy Years Book 1) and Blonde Date: An Ivy Years Novella which I reread.
    — Reread Anne Bishop’s Murder of Crows (A Novel of the Others Book 2), Vision In Silver (A Novel of the Others Book 3), and Marked In Flesh (A Novel of the Others Book 4). Somehow these have become comfort reads.
    — Amy Crook’s Untrue Love (Consulting Magic prequel) and The Courtship of Julian St. Albans (Consulting Magic Book 1). These are male/male paranormal romances. I enjoyed them both, but be aware that food and drink feature prominently in the text. These would likely be half as long if all the eating and drinking (primarily of tea) were off stage!
    — Remember When (The Remember Trilogy Book 1) by T. Torrest. This romance was set in the eighties and featured highschoolers. It was an enjoyable read, and I may yet read on as the next two books take place when the characters are ten or more years older.
    — A reread of Aftershock (The Aftershock Book 1) by Jill Sorenson which is a contemporary romance that takes place in the aftermath of an earthquake.
    — Feel Me: An O’Brien Family Novel (The O’Brien Family) by Cecy Robson. An okay read, but I found myself skimming this contemporary romance.
    — The Course of Honour by Avoliot. This is a romance that is set in space in some other time and place. It’s available free at http://archiveofouro…g/works/9720611. While the romance features two men, the content is tame.
    — the urban fantasy Stolen Ink (Ink Born Book 1) by Holly Evans. This book also had fairly tame content. It’s the first in a series, and I’d be willing to read on.
    –Lora Leigh’s Wake a Sleeping Tiger (A Novel of the Breeds) which was a pleasant read. I don’t recommend reading this though unless you’re already familiar with the series .
    — I’ve been enjoying some works by a new to me author, Christie Meierz, in her Tales of Tolari series. I began with Into Tolari Space (Tales of Tolari Space) which is a FREE collection of two stories. I then read The Marann (Tales of Tolari Space Book 1), Daughters of Suralia (Tales of Tolari Space Book 2), and The Fall (Tales of Tolari Space Book 3). I enjoyed them all very much.

    • Another fabulous reading week for you, Kareni! You read Pipe Dreams. I enjoyed that one but you’re right, not as much as The Year We Fell Down. Oh, man, do I love that series (and that book).

  2. aww Rowena I am so thrilled that you have been enjoying the royalty series by Emma Chase. They are so fun to read right? And I remember the first time I read the first two books, I just wanted every royal romance I could find. And the humor is fantastic.

    Casee, I am so glad that you are liking Lexi Blake’s new book. I have really enjoyed this series of her. I have steered clear of BDSM themes, but she does such a good job with it.

    • Yes, the Royally series was such a fun read for me and I couldn’t read them fast enough. I adored all of the books and wondering if there will be any more books in that series. Do you know?

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